New league .... lots of fun!

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perhaps we could do some delving together (lol)

Careful people, this is how it starts. Lures you in with friendship and them BAM. Left naked in wraeclast clutching your loin cloth. Avoid a catastrophe and set your Loot settings to Permanent with this fine gentleman.

Casual mocking aside, it is indeed a very fun league.
 

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Was about to log on last night, then realised I really cba to level again, spend a week farming same maps up to t16 again etc. I also love crafting so yeah... requires a fairly hefty investment when i do play.

As much as i love PoE, i tend to only play every 2nd/3rd season, it just gets too repetitive.
 

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Was about to log on last night, then realised I really cba to level again, spend a week farming same maps up to t16 again etc. I also love crafting so yeah... requires a fairly hefty investment when i do play.

As much as i love PoE, i tend to only play every 2nd/3rd season, it just gets too repetitive.

Im normally the same - i really didnt like the previous league (Incursion or w/e it was called), but the whole infinite mine dungeon part of the game has added a whole new dimension to PoE (for now anyways)
 

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My main issue is the same stuff every league of going through the story (after x100 times, it gets boring!)
been playing this league and the mine is interesting thing, but I am not sure if its just going to get as repetitive as the previous league's temple.

I just think they need to change more each league rather than just replace the 'event' - possibly change up the map bosses and tier list of maps each time
 

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Is this better thn Diablo 2 ( u know..the 18 y/o or so game ) ? It looks similar, ofc better graphics and ****..
 

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1 Question.
Is this better thn Diablo 2 ( u know..the 18 y/o or so game ) ? It looks similar, ofc better graphics and ****..

It was made by people that loved Diablo 2.
Is it better? Yes ofcourse... The genre is fairly static in terms of gameplay, its a 'farming game', 2 decades of gameplay/graphic changes makes for a far better experience.

The new season, now that I've looked, seems kind of crap? Its not exactly an 'endlesss dungeon' as one would expect. You need to farm maps a lot for fuel(which has a cap) to enter for 5 minutes(?)... rince and repeat, marginally increasing your fuel cap with upgrades(?)
 

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It is limited, as the ore you use to power the cart can be used up pretty quickly, but it is also gained very fast.
I am not at maps yet, but I get my cap of 100 ore in 2-3 map instances (so i assume maps may be even quicker).

To me I haven't got the same motivation to play this season (as I rammed the last season) - i tend to have a season break.


Is it better than Diablo 2? yes when you first start playing PoE but Diablo 2 will always been my favorite over this.
 

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It is limited, as the ore you use to power the cart can be used up pretty quickly, but it is also gained very fast.
I am not at maps yet, but I get my cap of 100 ore in 2-3 map instances (so i assume maps may be even quicker).

To me I haven't got the same motivation to play this season (as I rammed the last season) - i tend to have a season break.


Is it better than Diablo 2? yes when you first start playing PoE but Diablo 2 will always been my favorite over this.

As far as i could tell after spending 30 mins watching a few streams (all they did was complain about balance/bugs) is the balance is way off in terms of fuel cost/level. Most people can't actually seem to keep up with their character level in the mines, having to do 20+ lower mob level. And the fuel cost increases the deeper you go(?)

IDK i might give it a try, but it is sounding very lack luster atm. Whats putting me off the most is the crazy farming part of upgrading your tools/dark res etc is all character bound, not account, which seems silly. I usually make 2-4 characters in a league, leveling with different friends.

D2 was great, i played for years like most, but as always 'rose tinted glasses' is all it is now. We were all much, much younger and easily entertained then. I gave it a bash a few times since then over the years and it gets boring pretty damn fast now.
 

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is the balance is way off in terms of fuel cost/level. Most people can't actually seem to keep up with their character level in the mines, having to do 20+ lower mob level. And the fuel cost increases the deeper you go(?)

IDK i might give it a try, but it is sounding very lack luster atm. Whats putting me off the most is the crazy farming part of upgrading your tools/dark res etc is all character bound, not account, which seems silly. I usually make 2-4 characters in a league, leveling with different friends.

I dont think this league is everyones cup of tea, but for the most part i am enjoying myself (Bearing in mind i didnt play a ridiculous amount on the previous league).

To answer your questions : If im killing at a good depth , i still gain exp / items appropriate for my level range. The upgrading part of it is kinda bullshit and yes, its alot of farming - but this is POE, farming is integral lol.

The character bound upgrade part is again bullshit, but i expect them to change this to account bound very soon

Bottom line is give it a bash yourself, dont bother looking at streams where you'll get a biased point of view
 

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Avoid HC if you play this league, you lose all your mine/cart progress as well as all your items/character lol.

Seems more harsh than the usual lose items/char. I usually enjoy HC but if it's a serious effort to restart after every death then it's not very fun.
 

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As soon as I have finished my RF build (as always) I am sure I will just walk my way through all the content as usual.

Ive already noticed being underleveled for the mines, so I dont really have a motivation to do it.
 

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but this is POE, farming is integral lol.

Farming is one thing, i have no issue with that. (Managed 35 challenges and a Headhunter last league before i was bored)

However, excessively gating farming behind farming, and being character based instead of account based, just to try the league specific content is not great.

I do like the look of the new smite/concecrated path skills, so I'm trying them atleast.

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I guess people just like whining. Played for a couple of hours, just casually leveling (53'ish atm) and spent half the time in the mines. the resources aren't nearly as scarce as people are making out, and i haven't even started the 'farm' yet. 1.6k azurite so far.

He makes a path for you down the middle to keep up with levels if you want, so idk why people complain about that part.
A bit irritating at the start, but once you upgrade the flare radius and get some dark res its a lot more engaging.

Playing around with Concecrated Path and the new aura, it's a fun skill.

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Edit: Lots of QOL changed in todays patch, most importantly~

Azurite and Delve Upgrades are now shared across all of your characters in the same league. When you log into a character for the first time after this patch, it will merge its Azurite and Upgrades into the total for the league.

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So how have people found it after just over a week now?

Quite enjoying the progress really, despite not playing as much as i usually do.
Playing my first ever 'minion' build with zombies/concecrated path, which is a nice change from my usual Ngamahu cyclone/AW warchief/MS builds.

Delve wise, i have hardly gone ham on it, detouring quite a lot to explore. Sitting at about 250 atm, which is fair considering im still working on t11 map completion.

All in all, I'm enjoying it more than previous leagues, which is suprising, glad i decided to give it a go.
 

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I think I'm actually enjoying it more because im not burnt out after a week :)
Usually i would play for about 36h the day it opens, get my char lvled and to red maps off the bat.

The sulphite grind is only just starting to kick in a bit (at the 2.5k cap atm), but thats mainly because im still in T10/11 maps @100-115 per map.

Tho i do think i need to lvl another char for the big bosses, as much fun as this build is, and great for mapping/delve, it cant do bosses for ****. Zombies just fall over.
 

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Really like PoE , just struggle to get far into it , I think the problem I had before was a built a totem build and I literally just put my totems down and spammed 1 skill it was so boring , might research something a bit more fun and engaging and try it again.
 

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Totems/traps are the most boring afk builds there is, try something else for sure.
I usaully use them as a bosser, if my main build has a hard time with them, but thats about it, cant map on them after 30 mins.

I'm using a variation of this build: Changed some bits around to feel better w/ full fire conversion etc. Still a WIP. The new spells are awesome.
[video=youtube;CrnWDg707Tw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrnWDg707Tw[/video]
 

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I did an Ancestral Warchief build a few times and yeah it killed the game for me. Did an elemtental hit bow build and way more fun imo just going around mass wiping-clearing off screen.

Gotta find the build that's right for you, and sometimes it's best to create new characters to specialise in different things.
 

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The past 3 or 4 leagues I've done i always had an AW warchief as starter build & for bosses early on (As cyclone needs some decent gear for top tier bosses) and Nga Cycloner as my main. Last league i made an arc trapper, that was just sick, but got boring trying to map on it.

This league i just started with the above build, and its going fine so far (except i haven't done my usual atziri/shaper/elder bosses) tho boss dmg is looking a bit more promisnig after my last few tweaks.


Gotta find the build that's right for you, and sometimes it's best to create new characters to specialise in different things.
I don't know why but i just cant play bow builds... they just feel terrible to me. however the guy i play with the most can barely play anothing other than bow builds, as he finds them horrible :)