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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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33. Re: Path of Exile Free Weekend Sep 12, 2012, 17:34 PHJF
 
I was being facetious - the design requirements of the F2P model obviously preclude making the game singleplayer-friendly. My statement was supposed to be the equivalent of "I'll embrace the F2P model when hell freezes over".

Yeah the problem with F2P games is they are free for a reason (that being they aren't good enough to get people to buy them). I've tried a lot of them anyways (hey it's free and my time is worthless) and at least PoE manages to be really unobtrusive about it. F2P games love to bombard you with ads and shiny buttons urging you to spend money. But hey, this is as people keep stating still a beta so maybe they just haven't gotten to that yet.

Really the only F2P I've tried which can stand up to boxed games is Blacklight, but they can get a little overzealous on the P2Win front at times.
 
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