Adjustments to Synthesis are arriving in Path of Exile patch 3.6.3

    
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Adjustments to Synthesis are arriving in Path of Exile patch 3.6.3

Earlier this week, Bree referred to recent life in Path of Exile as “patch city.” That holds true once again today as Grinding Gear Games has put out the notes for patch 3.6.3, which will be introducing a broad swath of changes to the current League.

As often seems to be with updates to Path of Exile, this one appears to be loaded with fixes. Top of the list is word that Place Memories can be returned to your queue or moved in the Memory Nexus. Distant Memories also have a chance to generate when you acquire a Fragmented Memory rather than place one, which should help stop Distant Memories from barring your path through the Memory Void.

The patch will also slightly reduce the rate of decay in a Distant Memory, adjust Synthesis Boss encounter reward drops, and allow Memories placed in the Nexus to carry a total of five Memory Modifiers. To that point, any Memories placed with more than five of these Modifiers will be adjusted to the new cap when patch 3.6.3 deploys. That deployment date is some time this coming Friday, March 29th, New Zealand time.

As alluded to before, there’s more to the patch than just those highlights, so make sure to read up on all the changes.

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A Dad Supreme

Just downloaded this for PS4 but… The Division 2 has me hooked right now so it’s probably not going to be til near Summer on into this.

There’s so much content in the game that every time I log back in, I amazed at how much stuff I haven’t even cracked yet.

Hopefully I’ll be able to mess around in PoE finally (never played) because I haven’t played Diablo since about 5 years ago.

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Armsbend

For the first 30 levels you’ll probably be like, “so what was the big deal about this again?” and then all of a sudden you’ll go, “Oh. Diablo really sucked compared to this.”

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Arktouros

I’ve basically ignored Synthesis as much as possible. Just isn’t an interesting content league and I don’t think these changes are really going to change that.

However I am still very much enjoying the game over all and still playing it quite regularly. The base game they’ve created at this point is just a pretty fun game regardless.

I’ll give things a shot after the fact, but it’s just too much work for little payoff. It seems more like a long term game addition designed for standard league than really aimed at anything league content worthy. I just hope they don’t go full 180 and reduce new league mechanics back to -92 super easy modes. New stuff is good, innovation is good, and hopefully they learn from this and come up with other good ideas beyond just open thing, monsters spawn, move on.

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Pepperzine

My issues with it mostly rest in the Memory Nexus portion of the mechanics. I’m fine with reverse breach maps that Cavas spawns, but I find synthesizing items to be completely uninteresting. Additionally, the memory map doesn’t do much to motivate me. It seems to me like they tried to make a spin on delve content, but in a way that is both limiting and boring. That’s just my two cents.

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Arktouros

My biggest gripe about the Synthesized items is the levels of RNG. Not only do you have to typically get T1 rolls to reach the really interesting implicits but you also gotta manage to get them selected on multiple versions of the same base. That means rolling multiple T1 mods on rares and annulling off other mods as much as possible which is why Annuls are through the roof right now. For me I don’t care too much cause my character uses uniques/elder/shapeer items to the point only slot that would matter is boots.

Memory Nexus/Maps now post changes are absolutely amazing. The density feels great, and juicing out a 5 set of nodes is super good. The ability to pick up nodes as you go makes getting to places much better without getting blocked halfway through cause new memories come in. Only criticism is the immense difficulty spike that got added to bosses which are just absolutely brutal right now.

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Armsbend

Kind of too big of fixes for the midpoint. I suspect lots have moved on. An official dud season.

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Pepperzine

While I’m stilling playing, I am completely skipping all of the synthesis content. I don’t find it to fun and rather focus on the main content instead. On the bright side, I’ve reached the point where I can face-tank Uber lab with this build 😆

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BalsBigBrother

I have moved on for sure its just not clicking for me this season. Then again I played the last two seasons quite hard so a break was probably going to happen sooner or later.

Not to worry though I am playing the Grim Dawn Forgotten Gods dlc which launched a few hours ago and liking what I am seeing so far.
(oh and Grim Dawn & previous dlcs are discounted all over the place at the moment)

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Armsbend

Same with me – love for Path hasn’t died – it is just taking a much needed break. Frankly, I wouldn’t mind if next season was lacking either. I like playing every 6-9 months :)