While the Synthesis update for Path of Exile certainly appears to be going over a treat, there’s still some improvements to be made. The devs have made a post outlining what’s coming in the MMOARPG’s next weekly patch as well as plans for fixes to Synthesis moving forward.
For this week’s patch update, players can expect to see a number of adjustments, including one for loot rewards at the end of a Memory that also includes items left behind due to full inventories, the ability to delete unwanted Memories from your inventory, a fix to Glove Enchantments, and other smaller tweaks. Other updates like a longer delay to the decay of a decaying Memory, balancing of early encounters, and a fix for players getting stuck on Memory Bridges are in the works but aren’t confirmed yet for this week’s patch.
The patch announcement also touched on a couple of feedback points that are currently working as intended; namely, the inability to rotate Memory Fragments in the interest of making sure everything isn’t trivialized. The post also touched on the problem of Distant Memories spawning on top of or beside planned Memories, which the devs agree requires some form of a solution above and beyond simply not having Distant Memories spawn in such locations.
“The obvious solution of not having Distant Memories spawn on or next to your plan both introduces something akin to Sextant blocking and also means that you are getting fewer rewards near the path you actually intend to take. We feel that if we made this change that it’d both encourage blocking abuse and also reduce the rewards that players actually receive. Having said that, we know that the current situation of plans being invalidated feels bad. The solution needs more consideration.”
Finally, for those who happen to live in New Zealand, tickets to the November ExileCon are due to go on sale later this week. The convention will be the stage where Grinding Gear Games makes announcements about Path of Exile’s December expansion, the 4.0.0 “mega expansion,” and more. Tickets will go on sale at 9am New Zealand time on Thursday, March 14th, with a link to buy due to be shared on the announcement post itself.