Echoes of the Atlas is Path of Exile's Most Successful Expansion

Grinding Gears announces they are not just grinding gears in supporting Path of Exile, explaining that the recently released Echoes of the Atlas expansion is the most successful to date for their free-to-play action/RPG. This is how they quantify this claim:
"Echoes of the Atlas has been Path of Exile's most successful expansion so far," Chris Wilson, co-founder of Grinding Gear Games said. "We are so pleased to still be setting new player number records after over 30 quarterly league releases since 2013. It shows us that our development methodologies are evolving in the right direction as we work towards completing Path of Exile 2."

Interest in Path of Exile has not dwindled in the least as nearly 300,000 fans were viewing the Echoes of the Atlas expansion debut livestream simultaneously while a total of 782,000 unique viewers tuned in. When the highly-anticipated expansion launched, it reached 265,250 simultaneous players, becoming the #4 most popular game on Steam at the time. Since launch, player numbers have been 11% higher than Path of Exile’s previous highest launch, which was Delirium in March 2020 during the peak of the first global lockdown.
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Jan 22, 2021, 17:50
 Jivaro
 
Glad to hear it! Thanks.
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Jivaro wrote on Jan 22, 2021, 16:38:
I haven't logged in yet to try it out because historically I have had a lot of issues in the first few weeks of a new xpac. (hardly unique to PoE) Gotta put it on the "need to get into again" list. Love me some brainless arpg sometimes.

This is probably the smoothest launch in many expansions. There were definitely a few issues, but a lot less than has (had?) become "normal". Unless you are really unlucky, I would imagine you could fire it up now and be perfectly fine playing.
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 Jivaro
 
I haven't logged in yet to try it out because historically I have had a lot of issues in the first few weeks of a new xpac. (hardly unique to PoE) Gotta put it on the "need to get into again" list. Love me some brainless arpg sometimes.
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Jan 22, 2021, 16:07
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Their new approach to developing content really paid off with this league. It doesn't feel like a rushed, bug-riddled mess where they spend the next two months fixing issues.
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