Does anybody know how this game is going to work? I imagine the online features are closer to Diablo 3 than WOW, but will there be any persistence? Also... microtransactions?
There is almost nothing about Path of Exile that suggests that it is an MMO.
The only player interaction outside of six player co-op is to visit other players in town and to use the World Chat (which can be turned off for a more immersive experience.
That, and the fact that you need to remain connected to the internet. Which isn't that big a deal, since it is, in a manner of speaking, an MMO, and on top of that, free to play, which makes more sense than Diablo's Always-On DRM.
Path of Exile also doesn't feature pay to win in app purchases in any way, shape or form. You can, howver, buy cosmetic upgrades (like the lovable Kiwis who follow you around like a mother goose).
Additionally, you can buy a personal, private League to play the game by your own rules, as well as invite friends to have access to it. It is almost a standalone game with multiplayer features more so than a free downloadable MMO, really.
This game isn't good at all. Too much grinding, too gear dependent, extremely archaic game design. Not a true Action RPG as well with when the devs chose math calculations over realtime actions based on player skill.Mr_BillGates
Well, if you played the game and then made the above statement, I would say that you didn't do some research about the gameplay in Path of Exile before deciding to play it.
when referring to WoW ruining blizzard's games you need to open your eyes a bit more and look specifically at when they started going down hill... when they merged with ACTIVISION, the root of all evil.
after that merger they went from making quality games to making quick cash grabs.
why do you think they restarted diablo 3 from scratch? because it was too much like diablo 2 and they had to restructure it from the ground up so that they could make a profit from the RMAH