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Team Diablo III, Torchlight 2 or Path of Exile?

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  • lifesbrinklifesbrink Sayre, PAPosts: 553Member

    Repetitious clicking is not for me.

    My blog is a continuing story of what MMO's should be like.

  • MephsterMephster Tyria, NJPosts: 1,188Member

    Playing both D3 nd TL2.

    Grim Dawn, the next great action rpg!

    http://www.grimdawn.com/

  • RhemsRhems LPosts: 25Member

    I have to say Torchlight 2's Matt Uelmen appeals me quite much... I'm eager to listen to his new stuff.

    PoE also has its charms - the skill tree in there is quite gigantiquely unique.

    Titles worth watching.

     

    But heh, D3 in 2 days ;)

  • GrimulaGrimula north vancouver, BCPosts: 258Member Uncommon

    LINEAGE ETERNAL !!!

     

    check it out videos look really cool

     

    trolling for Lineage Eternal

  • ZezdaZezda Posts: 685Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Aori

    Originally posted by Zezda

    I went for PoE mainly due to the fact that I like the skill system over TL2 and D3 and prefer the aethetics as well. Also it's nice that when you provide feedback on the game the devs actually respond in a friendly manner and take your feedback on board, GL doing that with anyone in Blizzard.

     

    Also the major reason for me not even buying d3 is that pretty much whatever I think I may have achieved with D3 it will all pretty much be negated by the fact some guy can just buy whatever he wants and then be in the same boat as me. It's a gear based game at the end of the day for the most part and while skill might be involved in PvP gear still makes a hell of a difference.. oh wait.. no PvP and launch??.. yeah ok..

     

    Thanks Blizzard for taking away our sense of achievement. No, really.. it's ok! We didn't want to feel rewarded anyway! Honest!

     

    Total scumbags, couldn't even come up with a decent way of preventing RMT without also destroying everyones sense of achievement in the process. Lazy, lazy design. I cannot and will not reward such lazyness from game devs.

    Ok you have hundreds of thousands of people who post on blizzard forums, you expect the devs to really respond to everything? Though there is plenty of blue responses and sometimes they collect a lot of questions and answer them all at once. The forums are read and responded to in some form or another.

    As for the whole PoE crew being friendly.. I asked why they copied the whole intro from other games on their boards some time ago. Post deleted and account banned. No warning no message, click click boom.

    Bash away friend, if the PoE is so great go play the beta.. instead of floating on the forums.

     

    The GW2 devs didn't have any problems responding to people on their official forums during and after the BWE and they had several hundred thousand people playing over the weekend.

    Still, if you want to see the feedback people give and the fact that the devs on PoE act on it then all you need to do is jump onto the forum and see for yourself.

    Actually the last patch notes demonstrate that perfectly. The most asked question last public weekend was 'How do I level my gems?' and this public weekend they added a new UI element that made it more obvious when gems were about to level and by doing so also eliminated the need to search around for a tiny button to actually level it when it was done.

    What about the company giving those the opportunity to contribute in a massive way? Yes they leverage it by you having to pay for the privilage but then again you don't want every Tom, Dick and Harry doing it. (They let Diamond Supporters have a unique item created after their own design and they will work with that person to implement the items mechanics/stats in the way the person wants. They are also signing and sending out merchandise to the bigger supporters and also adding their names into the game credits even.)

    Now these things in themselves are not totally crazy unheard of and make the game an instant classic but it does indicate a certain willingness on the devs part to work with the community in building a game that everyone enjoys but still fits in with the vision the devs started with. You simply aren't going to get that kind of interaction with a company like Blizzard.

    It's not bashing when you are stating the facts. People need to pull their heads out of their backsides and discover the fact that not everyone is either a hater or fanboy. Some games suit some people more than others, deal with it. I don't like the fact that I think D3 has been implemented in a lazy manner. You can't seriously expect me to believe that after years of development the best thing they could come up with to battle RMT and enhance the player experience was the current system they have planned and that's only scratching the surface of issues I have with the game overall given the previous titles and massive investment that went into D3.

     

    PS - I'm playing PoE right now, thanks. It's even better since the new patch bumped the difficulty up a fair bit as well! A lot more challenging than I found D3 and I personally enjoy the greater challenge as it requires more thoughtfull input on my part.

     

  • ThraliaThralia EngerPosts: 219Member

    Diablo 3 for first few months and then maybe torchlight 2 cause i loved torchlight 1!

  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Manchester, NHPosts: 2,932Member Uncommon

    I'm sure I'll play all three eventually.  Definitely D3 first, then TL2 and finally POE(which I'm trying in their stress test).

  • lunarwitch00lunarwitch00 kanas, MOPosts: 43Member
    Originally posted by Zezda

    I went for PoE mainly due to the fact that I like the skill system over TL2 and D3 and prefer the aethetics as well. Also it's nice that when you provide feedback on the game the devs actually respond in a friendly manner and take your feedback on board, GL doing that with anyone in Blizzard.
     
    Also the major reason for me not even buying d3 is that pretty much whatever I think I may have achieved with D3 it will all pretty much be negated by the fact some guy can just buy whatever he wants and then be in the same boat as me. It's a gear based game at the end of the day for the most part and while skill might be involved in PvP gear still makes a hell of a difference.. oh wait.. no PvP and launch??.. yeah ok..
     
    Thanks Blizzard for taking away our sense of achievement. No, really.. it's ok! We didn't want to feel rewarded anyway! Honest!
     
    Total scumbags, couldn't even come up with a decent way of preventing RMT without also destroying everyones sense of achievement in the process. Lazy, lazy design. I cannot and will not reward such lazyness from game devs.

     


    um yea ok so rmt
    whats runic doing about it?
    people buy wow accounts.
    people buy d2 items.
    selling third party websites.

    so instead of just taking direct control like d3.
    if tl2 get as much love as people seems to think people
    will still sell items just not in game third party woop.

    ohh wait the game is really nothing like d2 .
    d2 had such a following people actually ebayed items
    d3 everyone is hating on it just wait and see what happens.
    blizzard has been having some bombing issues since the activizzard.



    and so far with all the complain
    everything seems better in d3 compared to d2 only thing missing is pvp and duels
    i do with the player limit wasnt 4 people though

    skills lmao

    so you got 700 skills
    and three real builds that work
    ala PoE or d2 although d2 didnt have that many skills
    builds are all very similar if not then you significantly weaker than someone who built there character around synergies.

    although i actually believe they had more then enough time to prepare.

    find out in a few days i guess.


    ohh and torchlight looks like wow fun fun right?

    at the moment d3 art > torchlight art, least from my perspective both gotta some colors though

    PoE is way way similar to d2 could be good or very bad
    not saying it isnt fun though.

    edit:
    torchlight 2 went with PwE.
    which well PwE isnt the hottest no doubt.
  • ZezdaZezda Posts: 685Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by lunarwitch00

    Originally posted by Zezda

    I went for PoE mainly due to the fact that I like the skill system over TL2 and D3 and prefer the aethetics as well. Also it's nice that when you provide feedback on the game the devs actually respond in a friendly manner and take your feedback on board, GL doing that with anyone in Blizzard.

     

    Also the major reason for me not even buying d3 is that pretty much whatever I think I may have achieved with D3 it will all pretty much be negated by the fact some guy can just buy whatever he wants and then be in the same boat as me. It's a gear based game at the end of the day for the most part and while skill might be involved in PvP gear still makes a hell of a difference.. oh wait.. no PvP and launch??.. yeah ok..

     

    Thanks Blizzard for taking away our sense of achievement. No, really.. it's ok! We didn't want to feel rewarded anyway! Honest!

     

    Total scumbags, couldn't even come up with a decent way of preventing RMT without also destroying everyones sense of achievement in the process. Lazy, lazy design. I cannot and will not reward such lazyness from game devs.

     

    um yea ok so rmt whats runic doing about it? people buy wow accounts. people buy d2 items. selling third party websites. so instead of just taking direct control like d3. if tl2 get as much love as people seems to think people will still sell items just not in game third party woop. ohh wait the game is really nothing like d2 . d2 had such a following people actually ebayed items d3 everyone is hating on it just wait and see what happens. blizzard has been having some bombing issues since the activizzard. and so far with all the complain everything seems better in d3 compared to d2 only thing missing is pvp and duels i do with the player limit wasnt 4 people though skills lmao so you got 700 skills and three real builds that work ala PoE or d2 although d2 didnt have that many skills builds are all very similar if not then you significantly weaker than someone who built there character around synergies. although i actually believe they had more then enough time to prepare. find out in a few days i guess. ohh and torchlight looks like wow fun fun right? at the moment d3 art > torchlight art, least from my perspective both gotta some colors though PoE is way way similar to d2 could be good or very bad not saying it isnt fun though.

    Paragraphs.. Please use them. :(

    I didn't mention TL2 much, yeah? I wanna play it a bit more before cementing my opinion on it but from the short play I've had at the moment PoE is still my preffered choice.

    RMT was a huge issue with D2 and yes people bought shitloads of stuff on it and this did indeed take away some of the sense of achievement when you put effort in to doing meph runs or whatever and found something nice. This is also funnily enough the exact same reason why I'm so shocked that with such a reportedly good dev team (everyone seems to think blizzard shits gold bricks and couldn't make anything a steaming pile of crap even if they tried) and crazy financial backing the best they can come up with is to take the RMT in house which is funnily enough probably the first suggestions everyone would have made but seeing as it doesn't actually tackle the issue of why RMT detracts from the overall game experience it's nothing short of a complete cop-out of actually having to come up with something more involved and clever.

    Also, for builds in PoE. I've seen everything from Cleave Witches with a 2h weapons to people shoving just about any weapon you can think of on any character. The thing about the PoE skill tree is that is it *hugely* flexible and works not because it nails certain classes into certain roles but because it does the opposite by simply changing the starting positions rather than locking away skills. ;)

    It seems overly complex at an initial glance but when you have a look at the theme and consistency in the skill nodes in each area of the tree you see they match with what you would expect given that INT is north, Dex is South East and STR is South West and what sorts of skills each stat is likely to represent and synergize with. Each class can go where they like in that tree and generally even if you start on the opposite side you can reach whatever you want with relatively minimal 'wasted' points, hence the cleave based Witch. Now that doesn't mean the choices are pointless but it does mean there is  a lot of room to perfect your characters chosen skill set and to achieve that in different ways.

    The icing on the cake for PoE is that the passive tree in itself is only a tiny part of the overall skill mechanics and gameplay seeing as your base skills themselves come from the socketed items which work like the Materia system in FFVII. The game lets you blend both aspects together in almost any combination you like and while there are a lot of fail builds there are just as many that once you see you are like 'omfg why didnt i think of that, wtf??'

  • lunarwitch00lunarwitch00 kanas, MOPosts: 43Member

    formatting text because the forum didnt do it so first comment is paragraphs sad this isnt about comprehension or english or writing class.

    ohh and looks a like a single paragraph to me

    just not exactly proper

     

    i guess where you write its the standard three sentences per paragraph. < this is joke if you cannot tell so please please lets not argue for the sake of arguing

    im not trying to write a freaking essay here anyways

    d3 and torchlight 2 will both sell and im sure PoE will probally do ok also

    just time will tell on how they maintain the games

     

    i do find it funny seems like d3 is being compared to every action rpg similar to wow being compared to every mmo

    so blizzard must be still doing something right. right?

     

    peace hope the games turn out well because the past games have left a pretty bleak look on the current trend of gaming industry

  • IrusIrus Wichita, KSPosts: 774Member

    DIII, no contest. I can consider TL2, but the graphics style will prevent me from taking it seriously. And PoE is just, IMO, terrible, specifically because of their skill system.

  • KaledusKaledus 1013 Fran St., GAPosts: 73Member

    Originally posted by Zezda

    I went for PoE mainly due to the fact that I like the skill system over TL2 and D3 and prefer the aethetics as well. Also it's nice that when you provide feedback on the game the devs actually respond in a friendly manner and take your feedback on board, GL doing that with anyone in Blizzard.

     

    Also the major reason for me not even buying d3 is that pretty much whatever I think I may have achieved with D3 it will all pretty much be negated by the fact some guy can just buy whatever he wants and then be in the same boat as me. It's a gear based game at the end of the day for the most part and while skill might be involved in PvP gear still makes a hell of a difference.. oh wait.. no PvP and launch??.. yeah ok..

     

    Thanks Blizzard for taking away our sense of achievement. No, really.. it's ok! We didn't want to feel rewarded anyway! Honest!

     

    Total scumbags, couldn't even come up with a decent way of preventing RMT without also destroying everyones sense of achievement in the process. Lazy, lazy design. I cannot and will not reward such lazyness from game devs.

     

    Not to mention there is no clan system at launch.. That is definitely what I would call lazy programming.

  • Xstatic912Xstatic912 New York, NYPosts: 365Member

    D3 for me, simple because of high production value and loving the D series... I will also get Torchlight 2, just can't beat $20 price tag...  

     

    If PoE comes to console maybe then i'll play it, but otherwise my time will be split between D3, Tera and WoW....

     

  • ZezdaZezda Posts: 685Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by lunarwitch00

    formatting text because the forum didnt do it so first comment is paragraphs sad this isnt about comprehension or english or writing class.

    ohh and looks a like a single paragraph to me

    just not exactly proper

     

    i guess where you write its the standard three sentences per paragraph. < this is joke if you cannot tell so please please lets not argue for the sake of arguing

    im not trying to write a freaking essay here anyways

    d3 and torchlight 2 will both sell and im sure PoE will probally do ok also

    just time will tell on how they maintain the games

     

    i do find it funny seems like d3 is being compared to every action rpg similar to wow being compared to every mmo

    so blizzard must be still doing something right. right?

     

    peace hope the games turn out well because the past games have left a pretty bleak look on the current trend of gaming industry

    I dunno if comparing something to other things automatically gives it some sort of merit badge which means it's better than what it actually is.. it's just.. comparing.

    Whatever one(s) you go with I hope you have an awesome time at least, same for everyone else. At the end of the day we all have our reasons. I like to hope that every now and then a few people will read threads like these and pick out a post or two that help them understand certain aspects of a game that then enables them to make a better informed choice. That's why when people talk about a game they don't really do anyone any favours unless they try back up their opinion with some decent objective reasoning. I can argue back and forth all day about why some things in D3 will be better than PoE or why PoE does this or that better but im not going to include TL much at this point cause I wanna play it a bit more so I can be more objective in what I say.

  • AxehiltAxehilt San Francisco, CAPosts: 8,761Member Uncommon

    D3 definitely seems like it'll be the winner (avoided voting "wait til I play em all" because obviously that seals the final verdict and the poll is no fun if you choose that option :P )

    Torchlight 1 just seemed like Diablo 2 without a soul, so I'm not too sure if I'll enjoy Torchlight 2 (though I'll likely try it.)  That said, we'll have to see if Diablo 3 is Diablo 2 without a soul first. ;)

    Path of Exile on first glance seems to have little of the gameplay that makes an action RPG fun, so I'm not sure if that's even in the running.  May still try it though, since it's free, and if it's as mediocre as it looks at least it won't cost me anything.

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  • xxpigxxxxpigxx Harlingen, TXPosts: 412Member

    Originally posted by Banisco

    Im Team Edward!

     

     

    I prefer Team Alice.

     

     

  • AoriAori Carbondale, ILPosts: 1,886Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by xxpigxx

    Originally posted by Banisco

    Im Team Edward!

     

     

    I prefer Team Alice.

     

     

    I'll second that.

  • NaughtyPNaughtyP Edmonton, ABPosts: 793Member

    Path of Exile - 10 bucks for Closed Beta (refunded via cash shop)

    Torchlight 2 - 20 bucks

    So for half the price of D3 you can get two games that are likely to be solid. I haven't played D3, I heard it's good, but Path of Exile is great and Torchlight was a great game so I don't think you can go wrong with those 2 if you are on a budget. And of course D3 if you aren't.

    Enter a whole new realm of challenge and adventure.

  • Manic.MinerManic.Miner WroclawPosts: 44Member

    D3 >= PoE > Torchlight 2

     

    Diablo 3 - its blizzard = AAA title

    PoE - great free h&s for more demanding gamers, better with every month.

    torchlight 2 - fun little h&s, but can be boring in long term.

  • ArEfArEf LiverpoolPosts: 233Member

    Anyone that likes Diablo 3 over Path of Exile or Torchlight 2 is part of the Call of Duty generation, to be frank.


    Originally posted by franko79

    D3 >= PoE > Torchlight 2

    Diablo 3 - its blizzard = AAA title

    PoE - great free h&s for more demanding gamers, better with every month.

    torchlight 2 - fun little h&s, but can be boring in long term.

    Fairly obviously never played Torchlight 2.

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  • AoriAori Carbondale, ILPosts: 1,886Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by ArEf

    Anyone that likes Diablo 3 over Path of Exile or Torchlight 2 is part of the Call of Duty generation, to be frank.


    Originally posted by franko79

    D3 >= PoE > Torchlight 2

    Diablo 3 - its blizzard = AAA title

    PoE - great free h&s for more demanding gamers, better with every month.

    torchlight 2 - fun little h&s, but can be boring in long term.

    Fairly obviously never played Torchlight 2.

    Actually he is spot on.. it'll be a fun little hack n slash but there is no persistance with it so it'll get boring for the majority of players.

    I Just don't understand his PoE comment of how its for more demanding gamers.. whats that mean?

  • ArEfArEf LiverpoolPosts: 233Member

    Originally posted by Aori

    Actually he is spot on.. it'll be a fun little hack n slash but there is no persistance with it so it'll get boring for the majority of players.

    I Just don't understand his PoE comment of how its for more demanding gamers.. whats that mean?

    Again, fairly obviously never played Torchlight 2. Post a picture of a character with the name "Hi ArEf" and then I'll believe you.

    Path of Exile is very oldschool and very, VERY hard.

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  • MurlockDanceMurlockDance ParisPosts: 1,223Member

    I voted for TL2 and D3. I will eventually probably get around to trying out PoE after its release, and maybe even Grim Dawn (surprised it didn't figure in the poll). I have gotten a bit squeemish about registering to just any website after the rash of hacker attacks. I am limiting where I go now to places either where I do not have to register or going with companies that already have my details, just in case my information did not get stolen.

    Anyway, there are plenty of choices this year for ARPG fans, which is just great considering the lull in the genre for several years. I think it is telling that in my eyes the most recent good one to ship was TL1...

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  • AoriAori Carbondale, ILPosts: 1,886Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by ArEf

    Originally posted by Aori



    Actually he is spot on.. it'll be a fun little hack n slash but there is no persistance with it so it'll get boring for the majority of players.

    I Just don't understand his PoE comment of how its for more demanding gamers.. whats that mean?

    Again, fairly obviously never played Torchlight 2. Post a picture of a character with the name "Hi ArEf" and then I'll believe you.

    Path of Exile is very oldschool and very, VERY hard.

    I don't understand what you're arguing with me for? You're just saying I never played TL2 and nothing else. Either you are upset with me because TL2 isn't fun or you're upset because you think it will have staying power for each individual.

    As for PoE being oldschool and hard.. if by not trying to fall asleep = hard then sure. The game is to slow paced for me, ARPGs are fun, exciting and countinous slaughter.

  • VannorVannor YorkshirePosts: 2,970Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Aori

    Originally posted by ArEf

    Anyone that likes Diablo 3 over Path of Exile or Torchlight 2 is part of the Call of Duty generation, to be frank.


    Originally posted by franko79

    D3 >= PoE > Torchlight 2

    Diablo 3 - its blizzard = AAA title

    PoE - great free h&s for more demanding gamers, better with every month.

    torchlight 2 - fun little h&s, but can be boring in long term.

    Fairly obviously never played Torchlight 2.

    Actually he is spot on.. it'll be a fun little hack n slash but there is no persistance with it so it'll get boring for the majority of players.

    I Just don't understand his PoE comment of how its for more demanding gamers.. whats that mean?

    I've gotta say that, from the betas, PoE has the most randomness in maps, then Torchlight 2, then Diablo III.

    PoE the maps change completely. Torchlight 2 has different 'routes' that appear but sometimes you hit the same ones if repreating, I 'think' there are some random quests in there because not everyone found the fisher boat quest (But they might have just missed it). Torchlight 1 had a neverending dungeon at the end, not sure if Torchlight 2 does as well though but I hope it does. Diablo III seem about 80% static in level design with new dungeons/cellers/caves that crop up ocassionally, it also has random events/quests it seems but not tons of them (in the beta).

    Will any of them get boring in the long run? No one can answer that properly yet, only PoE can be fully played and I didn't play it for too long because I'd rather wait for release.

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