Path of Exile updates players on Ascendancy release dates and staffing changes

In a development that will no doubt shock and confuse many of our readers, January is almost over. If you’re a Path of Exile player, you’re probably getting the hankering for something new to play. Fortunately for you, the developers have just recently posted an update for players on the state of the studio and the game itself. The former is unambiguous good news, with the studio’s staff expanding to nearly 70 members and two full-time coders working on performance improvements.

Those of you who only care about content should know that the current plan is to release the Ascendancy expansion in early March, as the current Talisman leagues will be coming to an end on March 3rd. Players can keep their eyes peeled for more information about classes over the next few days, although there’s no precise schedule. It’s not the same as having something new to play with right now, but it still serves as confirmation that work is proceeding and more content is on its way.

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DugFromTheEarth
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DugFromTheEarth

digi_owl As a follow up, id like to mention that I hope that this new expansion gives additional reason to keep playing the game once you have surpassed what I mentioned in my above post.

DugFromTheEarth
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DugFromTheEarth

digi_owl for myself, I chalk it up to most of the games innovation and stimulus comes from building your character. Once you build it, its kinda like legos, there isnt much else to do with it thats fun (aside from destroy it and start again). Only, I typically need a couple months between when I “start again” in this game.

Having a high (70+) level character in this game is just kinda dull. Finding loot isnt quite as fun as in some other ARPGs, and combat typically comes down to spamming 1-2 abilities while maintaining 2-4 active buffs. Once built, there isnt a whole lot of room for dynamic gameplay outside of making an entirely new and different character from scratch.

digi_owl
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digi_owl

I keep flipflopping on this game. On the one hand i like the gem mechanic and all that. On the other, i can’t seem to stay for long between releases once i have given the new games a shakedown. This time round i have not even fought the special big bad hidden behind the talismans, simply because getting there is a crapshot. You have to turn a absolute minimum of 125 tier 1s into tier 2s and then tier 3s and that is if each one found and converted are different.

thickenergy
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thickenergy

Dystopiq Steam tells me that I have 320 hours in the game. I’ve bought one set of six custom stash tabs (storage) and some Hussar Wings (that can be attached to any chest armor piece and are reusable) when they were on sale. All told I’ve spent about $30 in Path of Exile. Which is less than I would normally spend on a game for which I have that much play time.
I like supporting people that provide me with solid entertainment. There just isn’t much of anything I want or need that is sold in the store. I’ll probably have to get another set of stash tabs fairly soon but it will be at least several months until I’ve filled them worthy loot.
So, from my point of view, PoE is really very lightly monetized. I’m really glad they’re doing so well.

mmonerd
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mmonerd

Dystopiq Every three month GGG release new league and a supporter pack.  This pack contain cosmetic effect , goodies   and forum title while price ranging from 50 to 400 $. This is one of the way exile can display their support both in game and out side. New leagues are very popular. This is one of the reason they have manage to do so many small and big three quarter update( i might be wrong). And yes they dont have a p2w system .

dorn2
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dorn2

agemyth 
It’s not that free.  If you seriously play it you have to buy inventory.  Don’t follow up with some nonsense about how you avoid it.  Nobody cares. 99% of the players consider inventory mandatory.  Nobody cares if you’re so into “free” that you bring pain upon yourself.

Archebius
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Archebius

I am, truly, shocked and confused that we’re almost at the end of January. I was really hoping this year would be slower…

Avarius
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Avarius

Damonvile agemyth Bank tabs are pretty much vital to making any money in PoE. You can’t hope to store enough items to get the components for vendor recipes with just the default tabs, nor enough items to interest enough players in your wares to make enough money. I’m certain they are pulling in far more money on bank tabs than on visual enhancements.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

agemyth The cosmetics look awesome and when you spend that much time building an 80+ character you want them to look awesome in them….that and who doesn’t have 5000000 bank slots ? :)

Armsbend
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Armsbend

Dystopiq https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1391147

Pretty nice digs for a f2p that was basically started by one dude with zero experience in development from a country no developer is known to be from (New Zealand).  Who also competed with the largest developer in the world head to head against Diablo.

I’m chump change and at one point was donating about $50 every 3 months give or take.

Dystopiq
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Dystopiq

How are they making money? How much are they making? I must know

Armsbend
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Armsbend

agemyth the rare few indie companies that have really figured out f2p live the life.  Check out the newer offices of GGG, Wargaming and Digital Extremes just for a few.  It doesnt have to be a moba to make you boatloads of cash.  You do have to be a great value and a cool developers.  You can count the games/developers on one hand.  If your hand had a gruesome chainsaw accident.

agemyth
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agemyth

I don’t understand how this game and developer still exist. It is just too free and too good to be true.

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