Just one month after launch, Path of Exile sees 250,000 users daily

By Russ Boswell
Dec 5, 2013
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  1. News flash, players were disappointed in Diablo 3. Okay, that isn't news at all, and it appears more and more each day that the majority of Blizzard fans considered the mighty D3 a mighty big flop. But there are alternatives...

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  2. TitoBXNY

    TitoBXNY TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 128   +11

    Path of Exile is the tribute to D2 that there is. Best of all it's free!
  3. Nobina

    Nobina TechSpot Booster Posts: 357   +69

    I've downloaded this game a couple of weeks ago and I've played it for about 10 minutes then quit. I don't think it's bad but I don't find it that interesting.
  4. Mavrickx888

    Mavrickx888 TechSpot Member Posts: 64   +9

    I'm glad to see this gathering some steam. I'm admittedly still playing Diablo 2: LOD and probably will continue to do so until they finally shut down Bnet support, but it's good to know that I'll have something quality to fall back on when Blizzard finally decides to pull the plug.
  5. insect

    insect TechSpot Booster Posts: 190   +48

    A lot of people prefer it over D3, but I find those that do are usually nostalgic about D2 (I.e., I hear a lot of comments like the one above). A lot of the mechanics (and, sadly, the graphics) are borrowed from D2 (but I'll give you that there isn't a lot of room to change/improve upon a basic ARPG - which is why there are only 3 'big' ones - PoE, Diablo, and Torchlight).

    Blizzard said from D3 Beta on that D3 was a new game not meant to built on or have much to do with previous Diablo games except some lore (of which they did some huge twists to in D3). Not sure what people were expecting or why people still try to say D3 should have been D2 with updated graphics.
  6. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 961   +98

    The only dig I have at this is the art style and overall graphics. I get hit with a boredom hammer just by looking at the footage. The actual systems and game mechanics is something that D3 should have, at least some of them.

    imho, D3 still lays as the top ARPG for me and pretty much everyone I know. That said, I don't exactly play it often, it has its faults.
  7. dennis777

    dennis777 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 274   +29

    Things I like:
    -free
    -giant passive tree

    things I dont like
    -art design & graphics
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,804   +1,431

    Would that include top down view controlling the character from a distance? There is something about the top down view, I can't seem to get into.
  9. Divvet

    Divvet Newcomer, in training Posts: 57   +19

    This looks like a tribute to Diablo that's meant for the old school gamers who don't care about graphics and only care how the game plays. I still play Ultima Online T2A, which has 16 year old graphics. Do I care? No, because its an awesome game. Games aren't all about graphics people!
  10. I was going to comment on the graphics too, but then.. I still play Stars!, from 1994 I think it was, and go to the trouble of keeping around a Windows XP VM exclusively for that purpose no less.
  11. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TechSpot Booster Posts: 413   +139

    Warcraft III is one of the funnest games I have ever pissed half of my life away on(Warcraft III free now for several years). Does Warcraft III not qualify as a top-down-view game? If so, then that fact alone has nothing to do with how fun and addictive a game "can" be, in my oh so humble opinion.
     


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