After a lot of messing about today I got the timber (most if not all) for the doorway in the kitchen purchased. I think that tomorrow I will get started and hopefully get the door removed and the hole filled on the outside at least. I’ve had a good look and from what I can see, getting the door step out will be the hardest task. After that it will all be plain sailing! Wishful thinking? 😉
So now for a wee rant, because I don’t rant nearly enough I feel. Path of Exile. It has some fantastic things in it but it also has some very bad issues..
Skills that were once great but now made useless. Why do they even exist?
Items that were once great but.. well again.. why do they even exist?
Nobody wants to run about and perform some involved quest for an NPC only to be rewarded with what can only be called a booby prize. These item rewards are totally 99.999% useless, even for a starter character. Then there are the skill gem rewards that mean nothing because once you complete that quest you can just buy all of the other reward choices that you didn’t choose from the shop. I mean.. that’s just stupid!
One shot mechanics.
There are so many places in PoE that you can get one-shot which means some monster kills you in a single blow. This is really stupid and as you get more towards the end game it happens more frequently. Of course this can be mitigated somewhat by using some super rare items, which leads me to the next point..
Super Rare Items.
The way to win in PoE is to find some overpowered build (see the next point) which generally require some super rare item that of course you will never own unless you are super lucky or super rich, which leads straight into my next point..
At the beginning of every league (there is a new league every three months) the economy starts afresh and after a while it is totally ruined by greedy item flippers and unethical trading practices. Great items suddenly are only for the super rich. Ways to get super rich are to be super lucky, play for 12 hours a day, spend hours flipping items on poe.trade, or running a currency farming bot. In fact the latest league has been running for only a couple of weeks and it is already ruined.
Some clever people examine the passive tree and come up with very powerful builds, often using specific unique items that allow them to just run through all the game content. At that point those specific items become really expensive. And you can rest assured that in the next patch GGG will in all likelihood nerf your build because they really didn’t think that would happen when they introduced it. It’s called balancing apparently…
For some strange reason.. after six years of development… GGG is unable to actually balance their game. The pendulum swings wildly one way or the other with every patch. So many things are changed in each patch that I doubt GGG even know what kind of game they are trying to make anymore. I mean this company has a thing called “the balancing team” who in all honesty do a piss poor job!
So! After one too many one-shot deaths, not having enough time to farm currency to trade for decent items, and with the constant nerfing (yes they actually nerfed something quite special early on in the league without notifying the playerbase in general), and actually having to trade with some of the f**ktards that dwell in the PoE trading universe, I have decided to say.. f**k PoE because it has become s**t.
Don’t me wrong.. there is plenty to like about PoE, but my overwhelming opinion is that there is so much more bad than good and I won’t be bothering to play it again.
This will leave me a free to concentrate on Ghost Road and also my own mobile ARPG. I feel now that after all the PoE I have played (we are talking thousands of hours here) I have an iron grip on what actually works in PoE and what does not work.. in my humble opinion. In the months that follow we shall see, shall we not? 🙂