One of the GGG devs typed this on a recent post.One of the better known ARPGs out there deals with desync in a way that we believe contributes to the lack of challenge in the game (you pretty much ALWAYS hit)
Desync is a major problem with PoE but kind of defending its existence in order to preserve the challenge ...
Its also bad that he says that Diablo 3 lacks challenge ... maybe they havent seen Inferno mode in all its glory. The Inferno mode was greatly nerfed but it still is challenging if u dont outgear the content.
The need to nerf it was an atempt to catter to the more casual crowd since it is those who bring the money to the game. They might learn this lesson when they notice they arent getting much money from the shop since the hardcore players wont be supporting the game by buying stuff as much as they want to ...
Anyway i just hope they dont start having illusions of grandeur.
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by Aurust :
Although i havent played it, there is I believe enough info to form a valid opinion.
To give my opinion on the new WOW xpac..... Ive played enough wow to know MOP is a complete disaster..... I visualized playing it in my head and it was bad.
Interesting note the game is f2p and they generated almost $3 million during closed beta support from the fans. Since their staff is so small that's a sizable chunk of change before even going to open beta.
As for GGG, I think they said they made $2.6mil from microtransactions last year, which allowed them to grow their team and make the game even better. So I wouldn't say that the hardcore gamers aren't willing to support a game they enjoy. And as for illusions of grandeur, they're no Bioware , they seem to be very grounded.
On another note, I got my DW EleHit into Lunaris before I had to run to work today. That big brute creature hits like a freight train! I had to skip him or he would have killed me for sure. I'm at 60%+ ele resist, so I'm hoping that is enough for Piety. I'd really like to get a few levels so I can grab some nearby HP nodes, but I'm already 1-2 levels over the map level, so I may just give it a shot.
I also have an LMP, Fork, Ice Shot ranger that just hit Act 3. Very impressive, though she could use a Clarity, especially when I swap LMP for GMP.
TBH this game less challenging than inferno, haven't done the custom map stuff yet.
But I did finish diablo before the first nerf wave, and no matter how you painted it it was challenging.
Had to resort to group play and use people as monster bait just to get past tower of the damned.
Reading A Song of Ice and Fire is like playing with an adorable puppy, then someone comes up out of nowhere, shoots the puppy and punches you in the face.
Stands in front of 100 enemies with 10% health left "Myeh, I'll save my potions for when I REALLY need them." - every rpg player ever.
And I cleared Inferno pre-nerfs as well.
That's like saying I haven't done UBERS yet, and also it's a disclaimer.
Although if I ever got something like:
And lets make something clear ARPGs are not about "skill" in the Ninja Gaiden sense, they are about your skill to micromanage and plan ahead, it's all built around the power creep, and item hunt.
That's why I like poe so much, and why I think the boss fights are way better than the ones in D3, except Vaal.
Btw I consider Belial to be the worst fight in D3, it's a typical MMO fight and has nothing to do with ARPGs. After farming Raggy HC for months going to Belial to see a mirror fight was the worst moment of D3 for me.
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Also I can add that POE is a much friendlier game for hardcore players. There are far less oh shit moments.
There is the instance where you walk up 3 corridors and 5 rooms to find no mobs and in the next room, bam 20 mobs and an elite with some aura.
But it's not on the same level as say vortex, frozen, arcane, fast soul lasher would give you a heart attack. Guess that's the sort of bad design D3 has and you were talking about.
Besides, they are not impossible to deal with in any way shape or form as long as you play smart, some combinations in pre-nerf D3 was as close to impossible as you can get, not to mention unavoidable.
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Sigh@ XP loss, can't even farm ledge. So tired off it. Got no propor wealth to buy gear that nobody seems to have anyway spamming trade, and cruel XP farming aint much safer.
I know part off the game and blabla...but I like to play fast...Thats why I dont touch hard-core ever, witch is mostly just being scared and playing really slow all the time . Just getting silly dying inn 3 sec's.
Edit: Maybe Witch just aint very duarble. Almost thinking about trying Templar.
One reason for WoW decline I often hear is that its an old game and naturally people get bored with it. But TV is much older and people still watch that. Surely if a thing you once enjoyed keept staying fun, you would still use it?