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23. Re: Diablo III PTR Updated Jan 23, 2013, 14:01 Verno
Creston wrote on Jan 23, 2013, 13:14:
Out of curiosity, Path of Exile is going to be F2P, right? How do the Path of Exile devs plan to make money? I'm not being snarky, I genuinely would like to know. They've obviously put a ton of money into developing it, how are they planning on earning it back and paying for server upkeep etc?

Last time I was into the game it was mostly cosmetic stuff (item additions, etc), not sure how its progressed though. They made a few million of selling non-combat pets packed in with beta keys and whatnot so I think they'll be alright. It's a promising game but they really need to fix up the tempo of the Normal difficulty and general early level stuff, it's quite slow and will turn many people off I think. The devs are generally very responsive and open to listening to feedback though which is refreshing. For example they acknowledged the early game stuff and said they will work on it after they get through the open beta launch.

I don't think its the second coming of ARPG games and I wish they'd revisit a lot of the UI elements especially but it's definitely worth trying for yourself. Can't argue with the price tag. I'll definitely revisit it in a few months and see whats changed. Just keep in mind its like the Dark Souls of ARPGs though, nothing will be explained and you will do a lot of figuring things out for yourself or looking at forums/wikis. This can be a positive or a negative depending on who you're talking to
Playing: XCOM 2, Diablo 3
Watching: American Crime, Regression
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