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Path of Exile Free Weekend

This weekend will be another public test for Path of Exile, the upcoming indie action/RPG, as players will be offered access to the beta beginning September 14th. You can find all the details in this FAQ, and here's a bit:

So far, the much-anticipated game has raised over USD$1,200,000 in a Kickstarter-like campaign from fans buying access to the closed beta, virtual pets and pre-purchased game currency. This weekend is the opportunity for anyone to try to game for free, without having to buy a supporter pack.

The Path of Exile Beta servers will open for public access at 5pm PDT on Friday, September 14. Public access will end at 11:59pm PDT Sunday night, September 16. A full FAQ about the public weekend is available at

When released, the game will be free to play, but will not feature ‘pay-to-win’. A previous public weekend in July attracted 55,000 players.

The latest patch adds new skills such as Arctic Breath and Ghost Reaver, additional quests, greatly improved minion functionality and a new look for item hovers.

A host of unique items have been added, including several designed by Brother Laz, author of the popular Diablo 2 mod Median XL. Over 90 fans who have purchased the USD$1000 ‘Diamond Supporter’ pack also get to design unique items for the game.

While the game is currently in a Closed Beta, fans who pre-purchase at least USD$10 of credit for the game’s ‘ethical microtransactions’ receive a beta key.

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7. Re: Path of Exile Free Weekend Sep 11, 2012, 12:16 Wowbagger_TIP
ASeven wrote on Sep 11, 2012, 11:00:
InBlack wrote on Sep 11, 2012, 10:53:
I tried this, but it felt so underwhelming and overwhelming at the same time...

This is nowhere near the quality of Diablo2:LOD or even D3 in its current state...

...gotta look elsewhere for that ARPG fix...

It has changed in major ways and still does, the game is pretty much unrecognizable from 3 months ago. When did you play it?

Seriously, this. The game gets better by leaps and bounds. I started playing around off and on with it several months ago. It's almost like a different game now. If you really want more, wait until open beta starts later this year, as that's when they're adding the third act to the game, but I think it's a fantastic game already, far superior to D3 in all but graphics/animation, and even those have improved from when I started. They've done a few major re-workings of the skill tree since then as well, all improvements IMO.

Try the free weekend. It's free And you can get in permanently for just $10. A total bargain for a game like this. I've already purchased a few point packs to support them, since they're very responsive to feedback and every major patch seems to be quickly followed up with a few minor ones addressing feedback on the patch.

I'm having a blast with it. Only thing that may pull me away for a while is BL2, but I'm sure I'll be going back and forth.
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