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Path of Exile is a MAJESTIC incline

Discussion in 'MMO(RP)G / Online Discussion' started by raw, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Hobo Elf Arcane

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    Do addicts even need gateways? Seems to me that they'll buy anyway no matter what. I bought my bare minimum of tabs and haven't looked back ever since.
     
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  2. Gerrard Arcane

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    With every new piece of information my excitement for the league dies. [​IMG]
     
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  3. T. Reich Arcane

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    Wow, you've been excited in the first place?
     
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  4. InD_ImaginE Cipher

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    A game fully playable free with one inconvenience of bad inventory system which you could simply solved by multi-boxing being people main problem is retarded.

    There are probably dozens of problem the game has, but monetization ain't one. Heck if you sheckled out 30 bucks like you would for a complete ARPG on the market and use them to buy only stashes then you already get a better game than most competing ARPG in the market.
     
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  5. Damned Registrations Prestigious Gentleman Furry Weeaboo Nazi Nihilist

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    I mean, it's not like a propensity for addictive behaviour is a binary thing. If it were casinos wouldn't need to bother coaxing people into spending money by boozing them up and everything else they do. Hardcore gamblers will piss away their money on lame shit like online poker or lotto tickets sure, but people in the middle only get sucked in when other factors are involved as well. It would be naive to think GGG hasn't invested a lot of time and money on figuring out how to get people to buy their hats.
     
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  6. PapaPetro Literate

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    It's not washing the bad taste Synthesis left in my mouth. That league made me realize it felt more like work than fun, especially when grinding out another Headhunter.
     
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  7. Hyperion Magister

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    Stash tabs are likely not the gateway drug, they're there whenever you need them at your convenience and feel you need more stash space. They also go on sale quite frequently, so you can get them at something like half the listed price no problem. Now, if you take the angle of someone watches a streamer and sees they have something like 150 stash tabs and something in the insecure part of a gamer's brain goes off and thinks, "Wow he has XXX tabs that I means I need those too!" you'd have a hell of a point, and I'd be shocked if seeing their favorite streamer with MTXs didn't cause a chain reaction of sales.

    The most obvious exploitation of addictive personalities is the loot box, since they're gambling in every possible form of it. Even worse, they probably get even more money out of people who get 1 or 2 pieces of an armor set from their set of boxes, then drop ANOTHER set of cash on the individual pieces when the armor set is released a few months down the road.

    But where they really make a killing is the supporter packs. Once they release new packs, the stuff in the previous is gone for good. They're exploiting that fear of missing out on a 'limited time offer' people can get. Especially if they kinda like the look of the stuff, but are on the fence of whether it's worth it or not. Once they hear it's gone, they probably figure it's better to just spend the money since they won't have any opportunity later.
     
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  8. ArchAngel Arcane

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    So about that Balance manifesto. RIP Elementalist, you were fun while you lasted :salute:
     
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  9. Sykar Arcane

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    Wait, what? Elementalist is my main, what did they do?
     
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  10. ArchAngel Arcane

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    https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2512662
     
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  11. Sykar Arcane

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    What a crook of shite.
     
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  12. T. Reich Arcane

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    9000hrs in paint for all my homies who are still burnt out from the Synthesis:
    [​IMG]
     
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  13. MotherMachinae Arcane

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    New update is out, can convert maps to any league, still - old map tabs remain
     
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  14. lukaszek the determinator

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    will splashed viper strike be new poison molten strike?
     
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  15. thesheeep Arcane

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    Ah, c'mon. You knew it was going to happen eventually.
    GGG giveth. GGG taketh away.
     
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  16. SirSingAlot Savant

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    shit, new Cyclone gets a lot of added flat phys damage.
    i mean Abyss jewels will get gutted, but still
     
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  17. Zdzisiu Arcane

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    Also, the new cyclone will work with infused channeling since it is now a channeling skill.
     
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  18. Cyberarmy Love fool Patron

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  19. ArchAngel Arcane

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    I am still playing Trickster spellcaster. Fuck melee range, it is best way to die fast.
     
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  20. Hyperion Magister

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    Plus the new node that gives 20% chance for Endurance Charge and Frenzy Charge when you get hit :shredder:
     
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  21. Perkel Arcane

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    Biggest change in meta since monster patch years ago:

    Rare and magic monsters get extra 30% life at lvl 1 and around 100%+ at 68
    Should properly change a lot meta.

    Reading patchnotes melee effectively got like twice damage buff and there are shitload of changes that further improve it. Shitload of mechanical changes to skills.
     
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  22. ArchAngel Arcane

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    I doubt it. Best DPS/clearspeed skills will still delete them like always.
     
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  23. Gerrard Arcane

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    The Duelist area is a clusterfuck.
     
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  24. abija Liturgist

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    Really? Where?
     
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  25. Jaedar Arcane Patron

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    Project: Eternity Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Yes, and lots of insanely strong stuff. +1% to all max resists and +5% physical damage reduction on one node is just ridiculous in terms of defensive power. A bunch of charge generation, melee range...

    This rework has delivered much better than self-cast rework so far. Wonder if it will hold up in actual play.
     
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