Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath Next Month

Grinding Gear Games announces an August 4th release day for The Fall of Oriath, a new expansion for Path of Exile, their action/RPG. This add-on includes six new acts which they say effectively doubles the size of the current game. Here's a new trailer with a look at gameplay, and here are some details:
Grinding Gear Games has announced today that it's highly anticipated massive expansion, Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath, will launch for PC on August 4th, 2017. Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath features six brand new acts - doubling the size of current game. The Fall of Oriath also introduces a new Pantheon character-customization system that lets players wield the power of the gods themselves.

Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath Features:

  • Act 5: The Fall of Oriath: Return to Oriath. Home to the oppressive templar theorcracy. Explore frozen mountaintops, pristine temples and anarchic city streets. Leave a trail of furious destruction as you seek vengeance for your exile.
  • A Single Playthrough, A Complete Story: The previous difficulty level system has been removed to make room for another five brand new acts, bringing to the total to ten. In these five acts, you will weave through both new and familiar locations and witness the drastic results of your past actions.
  • Claim the Power of the Gods: Path of Exile's new pantheon system provides you with potent powers taken from the gods themselves. But beware, the gods won't go down without a fight.
  • New Ways to Play: With dozens of new items, new skills, new locations, new boss fights and more, Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath will keep even the most die-hard fans busy for many months to come.

Check out the new Path of Exile: Fall of Oriath Trailer here:

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Rhett wrote on Jul 20, 2017, 19:10:
About to start D3 Season 11 today, but that was a cool trailer. Haven't played POE since about release... How easy is it to get into? Easy enough to play without doing any trading/grouping/pure solo or duo with a friend (assuming both are competent, experienced ARPG players)?

The passive tree might look like a big scary monster but it's really not. Melee is a little more of a slog to get through if you're fresh out the gate and you can get through a fair portion of the game if you aren't inclined to trade unless you're nolifing. Solo self-found is a way to play and actually a feature which was introduced in the Legacy league so it's definitely do-able but you'll generally be at the mercy of RNG which is why most will suggest that you build some kind of cookie cutter farmer first then build a second character based on what you find since some builds benefit or change entirely with specific items.

As for builds, there are plenty of budget builds which you can start off of which can take you pretty far with little to no investment. I don't know how much the 3.0 tree shakes up all the skills but generally speaking there's more than enough to choose from to get that ball rolling and are often labelled as such on the PoE class build subforums which can be used as a guide.

I mostly solo so I can't really comment on group play. I do recommend to get in to a good clan though since the members often bring a wealth of knowledge and can generally improve the experience.
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