Path of Exile wipes beta progress with latest patch

    
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Beta testing for Path of Exile‘s next major update, The Awakening, is going about as well as testing ever does. The newest patch for the closed beta will wipe out player progress whilst bringing in a great deal of polish for existing areas, meaning that players will need to explore the areas again to get a sense of what’s been changed and will have good reason to do so. Documentation is also available for the design goals within the expansion.

One of the bigger system-wide changes is an alteration to how conditions work. Freeze, Shock, and Chill are now meant to last for 60ms for every 1% of health damage inflicted, up to a maximum of 50% damage (or 3,000ms). The idea is to reward players for improving duration of conditions and normalize some changes, though it will prevent builds that use low-damage electrical area attacks to inflict Shock. Check out all the details in the official posting.

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Veldan
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Veldan

So, how am I going to play a cold witch now? Seems like against any mob that actually means something, the freeze duration will be super low, so I can’t count on that to provide damage reduction any longer. Will I need… defenses? :(

Veldan
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Veldan

Rozyn I laughed, but yeah with every change I read about, I’m starting to feel more like you :D

Armsbend
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Armsbend

Avarius I dont know.  Map drop rate nerf.  Aura nerf (the biggest one).  Effects nerf.  etc. Too many imo.

Armsbend
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Armsbend

qweazdak Damonvile That doesnt mean it will be any easier to obtain.

qweazdak
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qweazdak

Damonvile Divination cards are going to be a game changer for acquiring gear. Farm for them and you are guaranteed that item.

Armsbend
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Armsbend

Damonvile It is really fun getting that 1 OP drop though…and then the farming ends and being rich and having whatever you want begins.

Avarius
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Avarius

Armsbend How else are they going to offset the ability to socket gems into the passive skill tree?

Damonvile
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Damonvile

orionite Rozyn I always get caught up reading guides on how to make the best character ever! then along the way I remember I hate farming for gear and once the actual leveling content ends I tend to get bored of my character…so this time I’ll pick one that’s fun and just enjoy how awful it turns out :)

Armsbend
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Armsbend

2.0 has sooooo many nerfs :|

Rozyn
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Rozyn

orionite Rozyn Oh yeah, that’s how I always do it lol, I just have fun and don’t really worry about the bestest build and making mistakes.