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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 www.pathofexile.com/publicweekend/.

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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6. Re: Path of Exile Free Weekend Sep 11, 2012, 12:08 Optional nickname
 
PHJF wrote on Sep 11, 2012, 11:17:
PoE is about as shallow as games come. Diablo 1 has more depth and variety.

PC Gamers have been spoiled, emotionally, satisfyingly, with Diablo 1 and 2. These same gamers are being tortured mentally and spiritually, now with Diablo 3. Unfortunately, having played 1 and 2, we long and wish for a great successor to that original franchise. Here is hoping PoE will be able to change its engine along the way. but unfortunately, we have had Diablo1, we all played it, and now there is nothing that will ever top that.

Diablo 3 needs to die a horrible death, and I urge all gamers of today to boycott that corporate lab experiment. I say this because having played many games over the years, this current iteration is absolutely detremental to anyone with a gut and a brain, it is an absolute insult, as to how the AI algorithm in that game, acts as a main water tap, in the hands of some douchebags at Blizzard mission control. I could talk till I'm blue in the face about how everything is horribly wrong with Diablo3, but the problem is it's fucking Diablo! and we all wish it will be like D1 and D2, and we are in denial, I say we, those that still play it. be strong people, abondon ship, and just think of good memories of D1 and D2.

1.2 million raised from kickstarter, that's pretty beans, and here is hoping many more will join such ventures, and topple giants such as EA, UBI, and Blizzard, but don't become like them in the long haul.

PC gaming, we are riding a very very defunct wave right now, let it pass, allow the shitstorms to settle, and hope for new seeds to bring us new great games.

This comment was edited on Sep 11, 2012, 12:15.
 
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