Path of Exile announces that it will soon be making announcements about its next expansion

    
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Prepare to be prepared!

Good news, Path of Exile fans: The next expansion for the game hasn’t been announced, but it has been announced that it’s going to be announced. Soon, anyhow; the expansion announcement is currently planned for the end of the month, while details of the next major content patch is planned for the end of next week. So if you’ve chewed through everything the game has to offer and have been biting your nails waiting for more, you can take heart that you’ll soon know what you’ve been waiting for.

According to Grinding Gear, the expansion is planned to launch within the first quarter of 2016. A new race season has also kicked off if you need a bit of extra gameplay to carry you through to the announcement date. But don’t worry – new stuff is coming, and it’s coming soon.

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Koshelkin
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Koshelkin

breetoplay Koshelkin That gives the announcement of the announcement some sense, I guess. Those astute community members can sleep soundly again.

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breetoplay

Koshelkin “Many astute community members have noticed clues related to an upcoming larger expansion.” Don’t know for sure, but this line from GGG makes me think there was datamining/leaks/speculation and they decided to get out in front of it, confirm it without spoilering it.

digi_owl
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orionite VilleUusitalo The basic “issue” is that it is now so damn easy to slap a wiki or similar up where the math wizards and such can present their findings in enough detail for anyone to figure out how to build a efficient character.

orionite
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VilleUusitalo Isn’t this always the problem? You try to hit the sweetspot in terms of appeal, difficulty, pace, etc. between the hardcore games (extensive meta research, lots of time, great twitch skills – just generally people who are very good at a game) and the more casual crows (less time spent, not as interested in min/maxing, not necessarily as competitive). 
For some the game is too easy and fast, like you described, for others the game is slow and plodding. I have played a few hundreds of hours, and always look forward to a new season, but as a solo self-found player, it can be pretty painful and I will likely not get to try out many end game builds or kill Aztiri.

Cyclone Jack
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I’ll be sure to prepare my care.
Right now, the only announcement I want to hear about is Custom Leagues.

jsmooth1
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Koshelkin I’ve come to expect this from Blizzard… So, I’m not too shocked, Lol.  :(

Koshelkin
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Koshelkin

“Path of Exile announces that it will soon be making announcements”
Sooooo redundant. Just make the announcements instead announcing the announcments. What the heck.

jsmooth1
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jsmooth1

I’m interested to know what changes they’ll make to the core game.
I had enough fun with the last expansion that I finally pushed a character through all of the acts into the end-game maps. I ended up burning out on the RNG maps though.

One thing that I would LOVE for PoE is to get farther away from the 1 button ULTIMATE skill play-style. I don’t see it happening. But, a duck can dream =P

breetoplay
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VilleUusitalo Ironwu Yeah, the news that POE is getting an expansion is kind of a big deal. :D

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Grimalkin Bethesda did this for the NDA on Fallout 4.  An announcement about the announcement. (Embargo date about the embargo on reviews)  Pretty silly-funny.