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Been playing and loving it, with that said many things arn't getting done around the house.... tongue.gif
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its been a real nice time filler. So many paths to take with gear/items.

Think i'm gonna do a microtransaction to show my appreciation towards the game. it is defenitely worth it.
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Lacking impact that's your opinion, I actually personally like the combat system. I like how it's slow and sluggish as you start out and then gets faster it makes you feel the struggle of the character. It's strange you say it lacks "Oomph" for multiple playthroughs because I started a character and already have like 20 different build styles in my head that I would love to try (and most likely will)

Enemies falling over when you think they did and didn't could be server lag or bugs, unless your talking about the enemy just not completely shattering like if your some god or something, I think PoE is set around you being a normal person no like "God like" strength.
I like the combat system, don't get me wrong. I don't mind that it's sluggish (like I said, I made it to 52, I didn't give up before 20 or something), it just has no sense of impact. When I swing my weapon there's no feel to it. It probably doesn't help that the game is often noticeably laggy, but overall the combat just lacks any sort of punch. I'm not looking for exploding enemies or anything, just some sort of sense that I'm whacking things. Better sound design could probably help out quite a bit here, the sound is very muted overall. Not generally bad, just rather quiet.
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This game looks amazing.

Was very disapointed when i found it it was online only.

I refuse to put up with server lag and rubberbanding in a single player game experience.
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It is GREAT. It has the olde golden ARPG vibe that many other in the genre were missing. It's extremely exciting to level up because of the ye all mighty skill tree. You can customize your class into the extreme with skill gems, tired of the same old pew-pew bow ranger? Well not anymore, pick some dual wielding skill gems, plot out your skill tree path, and there you go! And this is only one of the simpler examples. But yeah, we know what these games are actually really about right? Yep, the l00t! And I'm happy to say that rare drops are rewarding and exciting once again! I didn't encounter the point yet when I found a rare for my class that wasn't worth it. Not a single time. And the rare's I found for other classes? They're going to my mates!

I can honestly recommend this game to all those out there that love the genre, I've been rocking these games since Diablo I, with Sacred, Titan Quest and Dungeon Siege. This one belong between there! biggrin.gif

Edit: I just wanted to add some more about the F2P model they are using. This is how it should be done. The in game shop only features cosmetic items, no boosters, no packs, no pay2win crap. And this combined with the great support that Grinding Gear Games has shown before and during the open beta event makes this really a gem. I already bought a few custom animations from the store just to show my support, and I am glad to see that many other players are openly saying the same thing.
Edited by JorundJ - 1/29/13 at 12:03pm
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This game looks amazing.

Was very disapointed when i found it it was online only.

I refuse to put up with server lag and rubberbanding in a single player game experience.

realistically it's meant to be a FTP game..not a lot of FTP games are offline capable because--how would they make money? Their business model is to make money off character appearance mods which obviously need an online connection, and who would you show your gear off to if you're offline playing by yourself?

yeah there are some issues with lag, but it's a beta and they're not promising full release performance yet. It's fun for free, and surprisingly in depth considering I paid $60 for Diablo 3 which doesnt have that depth.
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