Path of Exile is rebalancing its mines and offering more Sulphite

    
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Balance that mine.

So Path of Exile had hit a minor snag with its Delve league insofar as people were not happy about how quickly one could acquire Sulphite. To recap the last bit of player frustration, Sulphite is needed for a lot of things, but it could be rather difficult to get… which is pretty frustrating for players trying to farm it. The next patch increases the amount of Sulphite found, especially when players wind up in higher-level maps.

The tradeoff is that expeditions cost a bit more, which is meant to encourage players to challenge the hardest possible map rather than scaling backwards on the regular. Whether or not it’ll work out in practice remains to be seen, but it’s a nod to a persistent player issue. The game is also asking for crafty players to show off their crafting skills in a new contest, but that doesn’t really have balance issues as such.

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Axetwin .

Increasing the costs to match the increase gain DEFEATS THE PURPOSE!

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BalsBigBrother

I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit nervous about this patch and how it will affect my delving given that I have always had problems sustaining maps in SSF in pretty much every league.

Yes I know all the crafting things you are supposed to do and zana stuff but that will only slightly delay the point when I can no longer continue rather mitigate it. Which in turn will affect my ability to delve it seems to one degree or another.

I suppose if the worse comes to the worst I can always migrate out of SSF and go to the dark side …. um trade league so I can buy maps from players. Still I would rather not be forced into something I don’t want to have anything to do with just so I can enjoy the part of the game I want to enjoy.

Interesting times ahead one way or the other and whatever the outcome I imagine the forums will be on fire once this patch hits.

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Arktouros

Majority of my map sustain this league has come from Delving and getting Vaal outposts. If I find a cluster of 2-5 cities I almost always get at least one with 2-3 chart boxes in it which down at depth 250+ is usually T14-16 maps.

All around not bad, but I wouldn’t see the point in swapping out of SSF. With Zana 7 as you mentioned you’re basically buying maps using her service anyways shaping T10 maps up to T15.

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BalsBigBrother

I guess I need to delve down quickly then because at the moment I am around 130 and I am slowly running out of maps just at T9.

With you saying I need to get over 100 lvls deeper to sustain along with the apparent changes that will tie my ability to delve to those depth to said dwindling map supply, well I hope you can see why I am a little worried.

I will have to hope I get lucky and hit a city cluster at some point soon, worried sigh