Path of Exile: Echoes of the Atlas Released

Grinding Gear Games now offers the release of Echoes of the Atlas, the new expansion for Path of Exile, their free-to-play action/RPG. This is now available for Windows and macOS, and the console versions are expected to follow next week. Here's the Official Trailer for the add-on, and here is a feature list:
The Echoes of the Atlas expansion will deliver several new pieces of content and improvements such as:

  • End-game content including new pinnacle boss, The Maven, which requires players to defeat several bosses simultaneously in order to challenge her; New Boss Arena; Atlas Passive Skill Trees; 11 New Maps with Bosses; Craftable Watchstones and The Maven’s Orb.
  • New Ritual Challenge League
  • New items and skills
  • Rebalancing nineteen Ascendancy classes, three of which had major reworks
  • The return of Heist and Harvest leagues

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Midnight wrote on Jan 17, 2021, 02:19:
My biggest complaint with PoE is that it has an advancement system with almost infinite possibilities as you can wield any weapons, use any skills, and take any passives... but the list of builds that are actually viable for all this end-game content is extremely short. You can make it up as you go and be completely useless at higher levels, with very limited respec options, or you can follow someone else's build guide, which takes a lot of the fun out of the game.

This is why I get a chuckle out of people saying it's soooo much better than Diablo 3 defining end-game builds with armor sets.
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My biggest complaint with PoE is that it has an advancement system with almost infinite possibilities as you can wield any weapons, use any skills, and take any passives... but the list of builds that are actually viable for all this end-game content is extremely short. You can make it up as you go and be completely useless at higher levels, with very limited respec options, or you can follow someone else's build guide, which takes a lot of the fun out of the game.
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Jan 16, 2021, 15:23
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El Pit wrote on Jan 16, 2021, 14:53:
Currently, fans call it:
Path of Exile: Disconnects of the Atlas

QFT.

Every 5 minutes im getting dq’d or game struggles to load textures and quits to desktop. With an expansion this large though i guess one could assume some degree of bugs...
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Currently, fans call it:
Path of Exile: Disconnects of the Atlas
"There is no right life in the wrong one." (Theodor W. Adorno, philosopher)
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Jan 16, 2021, 11:12
 
Yep, mostly agree with everything you said G.oZ. I'll probably wait for PoE2, but I might dip my toe in since I am kind of between games right now....
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Jan 16, 2021, 10:39
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Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 15, 2021, 20:09:
*yawn* new end-game content. I've had characters all the way up to level 91 and never been close to the end game content they are talking about.

I'm kinda the same - played multiple expansions, think max level I got was around 97. Of the core/base game atlas boss: I've only managed a T14 or so elder, not the T16 uber elder. Way too much effort involved.

It has a fantastic core gameplay loop, but like any game it can get tiring - 10 chapters repeatedly, then running through maps over and over again to experience the new content, and then trying to gear up. There is only so much they can really do.

Now really waiting for PoE2 I think.
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Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 15, 2021, 20:09:
*yawn* new end-game content. I've had characters all the way up to level 91 and never been close to the end game content they are talking about.

Hell I've never gotten a character past level 60 or so I don't think. Every new expansion or major league update thingy they do I usually make a new character (had to actually delete one when the last league launched) but I can never push past 60 give or take a few levels. I love the game but it's just a slog and if you haven't played in eons, good luck trying to figure anything out that's new (though they have added in that in-game journal that kinda explains stuff).
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Jan 15, 2021, 23:01
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Still sane exile?
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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*yawn* new end-game content. I've had characters all the way up to level 91 and never been close to the end game content they are talking about.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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