Path of Exile: The Awakening launches on July 10, here’s a trailer

    
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Path of Exile’s Awakening expansion will officially release on July 10th. Grinding Gear will continue PoE’s storyline into Act IV with the new update. The patch also introduces completely new areas, monsters, and end-game maps for the first time since the game’s launch. New classes of skills are coming, too, along with “masses of new gear” and UI improvements, according to Grinding Gear’s latest press release.

The firm has released a new trailer for The Awakening, which you can view after the cut.

Source: Grinding Gear press release
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Exxar
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Exxar

Armsbend Unfortunately poe.xyz doesn’t work for orbs and the only real way I generate wealth for myself is by upconverting orbs. There were a couple of orb trading sites over time, but I’m not aware of any that sees much use. So yeah, I get pissed of trading of orbs in chat which is one of the significant contributors to me not playing the game much.

Pixelmancer
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Pixelmancer

Although all of the features you covered in the writeup are awesome – my OCD is especially looking forward to customising loot labels! – what’s possibly one of the biggest changes is that they’ve rewritten the game’s netcode to try and tackle desyncs, and to go with this change, they’re adding servers in more locations to give folks a chance at having lower pings. Players have been screaming for this since beta and the way GGG are tackling it looks perfect and worthy of serious hype. There’ll be two options you can pick from:
An improved “client predictive” mode, basically the same as PoE has been using up to now, and good for people who absolutely can’t stand any client delay in moving / attacking. The drawback is this method comes at the expense of a small chance of desyncing in certain situations.”Deterministic lockstep”, the new method that does not show player actions in the client until they’ve been verified by the server. This generates a delay in control responsiveness based on your ping, but guarantees you will never desync. GGG have said this feels pretty awesome if you have a ping less than 100ms.

I’m fortunate enough to be able to play with around a 40-60ms ping but even with that I still experience desyncs in certain places… some bad enough to get me killed. When it happens, it’s utterly rage-inducing, and I feel for folks with worse pings or who brave the Hardcore league, so if this netcode rework in Awakening does its job then it’ll be the start of a glorious new era of awesomeness for PoE!

More info: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1262596

Veldan
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Veldan

CensoredOtaku I play beta but I’ll still be hyping it at launch :D

mmonerd
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mmonerd

one day before my exam ah well goodbye university

Kayweg
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Kayweg

July 10th, my last day at work before a 3 week summer holiday.
I doubt i’ll suffer a sun burn this year….

Zariarn
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Zariarn

Great game!

Armsbend
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Armsbend

Damonvile Do you know about poe.xyz?  If you don’t, you are doing it wrong.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Armsbend Damonvile Exxar I so don’t care about what the good anything do in any game. I care that the trade system is tedious or not part of the actual game. Your comment actually made me laugh…..btw.

Armsbend
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Armsbend

Damonvile Exxar None of the good traders use chat.

Rozyn
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Rozyn

Veldan Rozyn Exxar lol You know what’s funny, I actually spelled it Spamadan and then Googled it to be sure and the first hit spelled it Spamadon so I changed it. I had a friend in GW who worked from home and offered to sell stuff for me for a cut lol.