Path of Exile: Sacrifice of the Vaal - Now Playing

Kevin VanOrd is joined by Chris Wilson to talk about the Sacrifice of the Vaal DLC including Vaal skill gems, new areas, and talk about the new leagues.

Discussion

56 comments
BurningUp99
BurningUp99

Wait a sec people call D3 pay to win yet PoE is F2P and has a cash shop and microtransactions.  Lol.   PoE is more likely to be Pay-to-win than D3.  Blizzard is taking the AH out of D3 in like 2 weeks.

BurningUp99
BurningUp99

Diablo 3 is actually really fun now and they have improved the game.  AH is being shutdown in like 2 weeks.  New class coming out at the end of the month.  I'm having a blast with Diablo 3 right now.  I don't really care about the stat point allocation that they took out that seems to be one of the main things people complain out.   There's still lots of different skills to use you just don't have the same type of skill tree like the older games had.  It's a different system but there is still customization that can be done while you play due to the runes and so on.

drownduck
drownduck

diablo 3 should have been like this... blizzard you disappointed us, you have lost yourself to greed

drownduck
drownduck

please make it for Mac OS too. it's a man's dying wish please make it happen

No_SuRReNDeR
No_SuRReNDeR

Can you still add sockets with a jewlers orb after you corrupt an item?

c0mmanderKeen
c0mmanderKeen

Looks excellent. I am currently trying out the d3 patch. It's a huge improvement, but since I did not enjoy the game at all before, that's not saying that much.


This looks awesome and I will def. check it out !

Gankstar_VX84
Gankstar_VX84

i went back to exile after 5 month break, all my chars are useless, the ones that did 27k dmg now do 3, so I just deleted all my chars and kept one to hold my fuckin millions of orbs just incase i ever go back in the future and make a new char. 


but I doubt I will, i hammered it to the point of boredem and when it nerfs the ever living shit out of my chars it doesn't fill me with exzcitement to start again, it fucks me off to the point where I uninstall, so.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

"We wanted to make a challenge league that slaughters players"


I fucking love you guys. GGG you guys rock.

Vexov
Vexov

Nice stuff from PoE.


Since people having mentioned D3, the 2.0 patch did make a big difference for loot. D3's reaper expansion will kind of bring the game into a place (as someone else said) to what D3 should of itself been at. For w/e reason they won't redo D3, but basicly with everything done its like saying they were wrong.

mari3k
mari3k

Lol D3 ? really ?


POE is 1000 time better in every case. 

I have no desync, maybe you get yourself a better internet connection.


However, blizz fanboys can pay 40bugs for a new act and the loot system that should be in the vanilla. I will be playing the amazing Sacrifice of the Vaal, with my summoner and his undead army.

survious1977
survious1977

Diablo 3 new patch really made a difference with loot 2.0...I was a huge fan of POE but Desync makes this game unplayable.

survious1977
survious1977

The D-sync issue makes this game unplayable....was in closed beta and they still haven't fixed it.

permerup
permerup

This seems more like an interview than a "now playing". He's just standing there.

bluefox755
bluefox755

Wow, these devs are brilliant, such great ideas, blizzard should be taking notes.

roganth
roganth

Wow this is my first notification since the new website.  Does this mean gamespot's broken website is finally getting fixed?

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

this kiwi is like a walking talking calculator. Probably nervous.

psuedospike
psuedospike

Path of Exile is almost as overrated as Dishonored.

fredlavigne52
fredlavigne52

@BurningUp99 Hahahaha PoE is Pay to Win? The purchaseable stuff are purely cosmetic and, as far as I know, you don't need to look badass to progress through the game.

marwan_046
marwan_046

@BurningUp99  stop trying please. does blizzard pay you or something?

blizzard had its chance and it went for a noob mainstream game instead of listening to the old fans and true diablo gamers.


they are too late now. POE took the glory that diablo allready owned.

fredlavigne52
fredlavigne52

@No_SuRReNDeR Hmm... My guess would be yes, because it is the item modifiers that are corrupted and cannot be altered, the sockets are independant. Not sure though, just try it after patch.

Tremblay343
Tremblay343

@Gankstar_VX84 The damage was bugged, and the dps on your character screen was waaay higher than it actually was.  This happened to everyone

-blaklabel-
-blaklabel-

@Gankstar_VX84  totally agree with WolfGrey, they do insane sick job compared to some AAA business that do shit upgraded that even now they dont give the challenge and fun from what they were the master of that, in other word i should say  "about 5month break and u lost your op shity buged glitched exploited moron 5 years old playstyle noskill... and so on" u are just fucking noob

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

@Gankstar_VX84  

Sounds like you were exploiting game mechanics. Otherwise that is a complete BS exaggeration. I have seen people like you whine about stuff like this on the forums and usually the stats were from exploiting bugs.


Either way i highly doubt anything you have said. Nvm that with huge changes they usually give you a full respec and if not you can just pm them and they will do it for you. So honestly your whining is completely unfounded.


Most likely just an exploiter. Which we can do without.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

@Vexov  

It will still be nothing but a streamlined casualized piece of shit though. That won't change.

BurningUp99
BurningUp99

@mari3k   PoE Is sort of a F2P fanboy game for kids that can't get stuff like D3 and the expansion.  D3 is a very fun game now why be a hater?   PoE is far from perfect and with the small team they have it takes forever for content to be added and so on.

cheeckybit
cheeckybit

@mari3k The new loot system and difficulty system are in vanilla D3 without any charge, next time just inform yourself better instead of acting like an useless shitty retarded hater. You have to buy the expansion if you want the new class, the new act and the new adventure and bounty modes. I like how these stupid haters are competely clueless. If you want to bash something at least do some research and be precise, bashing a game and not knowing anything about it it makes you look like an useless idiot. Get off the train stupid haters, Blizzard didn't kill anyone, they made a huge mystake, ok, but they're trying to fix it and they're in the right direction also, it's a game FFS not a matter of life or death. They didn't get wrong a cure for some bad disease and people are dying 'cause of that, they just made bad decisions about a simple innocent game, stop with this hating, you're ridiculous. There are worse things in life to be concerned about.

Daemoroth
Daemoroth

@mari3k  Not to rain on your parade, but the new loot system is in vanilla...

In any case, PoE vs D3 is pointless, they scratch different itches entirely.

Illidan311
Illidan311

@permerup  he stops playing whenever he is asked a question to answer it in detail. it's called being polite

Flonne_N_Etna
Flonne_N_Etna

@psuedospike  Uh no one (hyperbole) love Dishonored just because they jumped on the "hate on Thief" bandwagon, considering the release date of Dishonored. Sure there may be a few who exaggerate the strengths of Dishonored, the game however, was critically acclaimed long before the Thief reboot was released.

And we all know no one (hyperbole) hates on the earlier Thief games.

BurningUp99
BurningUp99

@WolfGrey @Vexov   How is D3 casualized?  There's tons of difficulty levels and they are adding more game modes in the expansion.  D3 is way underrated. 

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

@cheeckybit @mari3k 

Alright then. Ill take a crack at it.

It's an online only pile of streamlined casualized crap. Its skill system takes absolutely no thought whatsoever to use and you can change to any build with no effort at all.The game as a Diablo game is an embarrassment. I played Diablo 2 for numerous years and loved Diablo 1 as well. So you can get the idea of how much of a fan i was.

Diablo 3 is easily the best example of what happens to a game series when the developer no longer cares about what  is good and only what will sell. 


And lets not forget the horrible greed of the RMAH during its time. I bet you have no idea how much bank they made off that.


I will bash the game all dam day because i never want to see anything like it ever again. It needs to end now.

psuedospike
psuedospike

@Flonne_N_Etna  That's true and I didn't mean to insinuate that only happened recently, I guess (hyperbole) it was just always overrated.

psuedospike
psuedospike

@iloveyourface Here I'll dumb it down for you; Path of Exile is a simple Diablo 2 clone it just gets hype because D3 sucked so hard and Dishonored was boring and the AI was pretty dumb, also the story sucked, people just love it to death now cause they jumped on the 'hate on Thief bandwagon'.

psuedospike
psuedospike

@nyran125tk Not really, Bioshock and Infinite are brilliant games, Bioshock 2...not so much.

BurningUp99
BurningUp99

@Bexorcist @WolfGrey@cheeckybit@mari3k  Wolfgrey you're whining like a little school girl with a skinned up knee.   I agree the D3 hate is getting old and not really warranted anymore anyway.  They are working on the game constantly and just added a huge patch update.  The game is fun and the Crusader class in the expansion looks awesome.

Zhyr_
Zhyr_

@WolfGrey @cheeckybit @mari3k  

All I wanted to say is that PoE is online only too.
Multiplayer games are always going to be online only. I see no issue with that part. Single player games shouldn't be online only though.

psuedospike
psuedospike

@zedetach Thanks?  Don't feel sorry for me just because we have different tastes...it's not like I don't like peanut butter or something super awesome like that.  lol

psuedospike
psuedospike

@Bexorcist There were better games in 2012:

-The Walking Dead

-Persona 4 Golden

-ME3

-Journey

-Xenoblade Chronicles

Bexorcist
Bexorcist

@psuedospike I actually found Dishonored to be one of the best games of 2012, gameplaywise. An trust me, I play almost everything decent released :)

psuedospike
psuedospike

@d-man It's obviously a Diablo clone, like so many games before it, if you can't accept that it's your problem.  Also, I've never had a problem voicing a minority opinion and I'm not gonna start now.  Deal with that, nerd.

d-man
d-man

@psuedospike  Diablo II rip-off? You mean an "action RPG"? Yeah, it's a genre. Look it up. No one is ripping anyone off. Paying homage perhaps. But what were you expecting, some static FPS with evil russians and autoaim? The people have spoken, Path of Exile is a solid title and you are in the minority. Deal with it.

shaikanita
shaikanita

@psuedospike  Can't say I agree with you on Dshonored and Bioshock, but as far as PoE goes, this is absolutely true, they just ripped Diablo II, placed it in a new, smaller envirement and added that stupid random gem system which makes grinding mandatory and slow as fuck, I liked the nostalgia feeling you get at the beginning, but when that dies off... it's a pretty mediocre game at best

psuedospike
psuedospike

@enartloc Sarcasm, c-c-c-c-c-check it out!


Other than upgrading the various systems the game is a Diablo clone in terms of design and gameplay (unfortunately that doesn't carry over into the story department), keep trying to convince yourself it's not.  Personally I prefer a game that doesn't feel like I've played it a million times before.

enartloc
enartloc

@psuedospike @enartloclvl 10 takes about 15 min,you criticize a game when you admit you haven't even played it for 15 minutes,just how lame of a person can you be?

psuedospike
psuedospike

@enartloc  lol @ expecting me to get all the way to level 10.  I must be dumb as shit then.  Ok, move along.

enartloc
enartloc

@psuedospike D2 had a simple,pretty bad skill tree system,PoE probably has the most complex one in video game history.The huge amount of different item types,the way you can change what skills do,the way elemental dmg works,the brilliant curse system,the heatlh pot system,they are all different from diablo 2,alongside with many other things,.

Saying that the game is overrated,or that you don't like it is fine,saying that it's a diablo 2 clone shows that you probably haven't played it past lvl 10 and are dumb as shit.