Let’s face it, the quality of graphics in a video game, especially online, means trying to forever hit a fast-moving target. What looks good today might look like garbage next week. Fortunately, the online nature of a game like Path of Exile also means that the designers get a chance to improve these graphics over time, which is exactly what has been done with the starter skills players will be using from now on.
The prior versions of the skills were among the earliest skills players saw but also among the worst-looking, which meant that they just didn’t quite have the cool factor of later tricks. Fortunately, the addition of new trail technology with the latest patch means that these skills could be revamped to look much better. The designers have even shown this off with a video, which you can watch just past the break.