Path of Exile 3.0+ |OT| To Oriath, Xbox Live, and Beyond

Oct 26, 2017
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Welcome to the ResetEra Path of Exile OT! Not sure how much interest there will be until the next major patch but we're about six weeks out so might as well get started early.

  • What is Path of Exile?
(from the official website):"Path of Exile is an online Action RPG set in the dark fantasy world of Wraeclast. It is designed around a strong online item economy, deep character customisation, competitive PvP and ladder races. The game is completely free and will never be "pay to win"."

The game's business model is dependent on microtransactions, but the only thing that players can purchase are cosmetics, stash tabs, and character slots (the default limit is 24, though). Yep, this means the only thing you can buy that affects the actual gameplay is storage space and extra character slots. It's by far the best F2P model for a game of this size and scope I have ever seen.

New to Path of Exile? Check out the "Diablo Player's Guide to Path of Exile" on the wiki. Of particular note are the skill gem system, the Passive skill tree, and the currency system. These three systems are, in my opinion, largely what make Path of Exile such a well designed game. The game has a very steep learning curve and gets hard, so ask if you have questions!
  • What's new with the game this year?
On August 6, 2017, Path of Exile 3.0 was released. The Fall of Oriath expansion overhauled the entire game, notably adding SIX new acts (for a total of ten) and changing the game from having three difficulties to a single 10-act playthrough. Many new items, skills, and the Harbinger Challenge League were also introduced. See here for the 3.0 patch notes.

On August 24, 2017, Path of Exile was released on Xbox One. The full game is totally free with the same cosmetic/stash space microtransaction model as the PC version. The reviews seem pretty good but I have no personal experience with the console version.

On December 8, 2017, Patch 3.1, "War for the Atlas" was released. Along with the Abyss challenge league, a major expansion and overhaul of the Mapping endgame was added, focusing on the "war" between the Shaper and the Elder on the Atlas.


ResetEra Guild (PC)

I created a ResetEra guild on PC. There are a few members (listed below), whisper them ingame or send me a PM here for a guild invite.

Respond in the thread or PM me for invite on the forums.

Guild Officers (partial list):
  • GhostOfTheGreenPast
  • dokterr
  • vihermaali
  • nicoga3000

I play Standard right now but I will be joining the new league once it starts in 3.1.

Useful Resources:
  • Path of Exile wiki - if you ever need to look something up, it's probably on here!
  • Path of Building - This is an offline character build planner. Very useful for planning new builds, item changes, and/or respecs without having to fool around in game, or just guess. It's a bit hard to learn but very powerful!
  • Neversink's loot filter - the most popular custom loot filter. It works very well for both leveling and endgame! I recommend going straight to the semi-strict filter.
  • poe.trade - an (unofficial) website that uses the game API to facilitate trading. If you have a premium stash tab, set it to public and all the items in it will be on the website within a few minutes. (recommended: set buyout prices. Unpriced items go to the bottom of searches by default, and most people will ignore them.)
  • Trade Macro, for easy price checking using poe.trade.
  • Official PoE Trading website - the newly launched, official trading site. I think poe.trade is better still, but thi one has non-english language support.


(if you have any suggestions for the OP I will add them, let me know!)
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Yes this is thread I have waited for. I love this game on the xbone, put 130 hours in since launch and play it more everyday. Started a Spector witch just hit level 40, it's going really well. Also this is game I basically bought the X for lol.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Germany
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Very good. I almost broke down and made one myself.

Upcoming events:

Two 10-day challenge leagues in November
http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2023527

Some stuff to add to the OP:

Path of Building, to plan your entire build. Everyone get this and learn it.
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1716360

Trade Macro, for easy price checking using poe.trade.
https://poe-trademacro.github.io/

Labyrinth layouts. Most useful for lab farmers, but also those who want to unlock their Ascendancies as painlessly as possible.
http://www.poelab.com/
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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found it!

anyway. been messing around with RF. having a decent time with it. im looking to take that next step and star scaling the dmg a bit more.

whats everyone else playing?
 
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Dozer1003
Oct 26, 2017
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Orlando, FL
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My main is a Glacial Hammer Inquisitor that I've pretty much hit the end of the line with - it can tear through maps up through tier ~13, but I've made peace with the fact that he won't ever kill the Shaper; I do want to try and get Atziri's Acuity eventually to try the instant leech though.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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found it!

anyway. been messing around with RF. having a decent time with it. im looking to take that next step and star scaling the dmg a bit more.

whats everyone else playing?
I've been playing a mix of life RF and ele spectral throw. I have a molten/flicker strike character as well, but I'm not liking him too much, I have a lot of trouble staying alive
 
Oct 30, 2017
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Ah-ha! Found this thread! I'm glad the forum search works, and that this OT exists.

GhostOfTheGreenPast would like a guild invite.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Hope it will be more lively once the Turmoil and Mayhem events start. Not too far off now.

I'd post more myself, but I'm not even playing the game right now, so I have precious little to talk about.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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Canada
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Just waiting for the new league / 3.1 to start at this point.

I'm relatively new to PoE having started up in the few weeks of Legacy League. Now having been around for the launch of Harbinger, I definitely get that feeling that the game winds down significantly between leagues. I miss the trading rush at the start of the league that's pretty much not there anymore this late in.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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It's a common phenomenon in PoE. I think events such as upcoming 10-day league are a nice way to "fill" some of the more quiet moments between leagues.

I'm excited for stuff coming up, my bets are on expansion having major focus on endgame content as 3.0 had focus on leveling content. That should keep people playing longer than normal.
 

Dahbomb

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They aren't adding anything except Orb of Annulment to the core game. The rest of the stuff is just available through Zana.

No balance changes for stuff like Tempest Binding either. That's when you know this was kinda of a meh league. Hopefully 3.1 is nice.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Germany
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I actually used the orbs they're throwing out. Annulments I'll just sell, most likely. Meh.

Most stuff locked behind Zana may as well be gone entirely.
 

Dahbomb

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I liked Orb of Horizons and Orb of Bindings. Orb of Bindings allowed for smoother leveling process where as Orb of Horizons allowed you to re-roll bad map rolls. I can see their point on stuff like Harbinger Orbs and Ancient Orbs though.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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I always thought that 3.0 new acts were the main meat and harbinger stuff was just something extra. Most orbs were either too rare to be useful and this led to me hoarding them (and never using), or they were useless and never got used. Shards for rare currency was a nice idea though, too bad they got rid of them.
 
Oct 31, 2017
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I think I'll play the Turmoil event, have kinda skipped last league after making it through the new acts. Are there changes to SRS-summoners I should be aware of?
 
Oct 30, 2017
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I think I'll play the Turmoil event, have kinda skipped last league after making it through the new acts. Are there changes to SRS-summoners I should be aware of?
Slight nerf, 15% less damage done by SRS. But I didn't notice much difference with Baron-SRS.

Map bosses (T1-T15) getting up to 2x increase in their HP pool had much bigger impact on me.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Sad they're dumping Horizons. Unlocking the lower tiers of the atlas by running a bunch of maps you don't to because they're the only ones that drop the map you need is the worst part of the end game
 

Dahbomb

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This is going to be my first race too. 10 days seems like the right amount of time for me and should lead nicely into the next major league.

I am thinking Cold Spectral Throw Raider this time around but not really committed to it yet. I also want to play a Berserker build, maybe Dark Pact.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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Players are no longer completely screwed if poe.trade goes down! It is nice to have this option even if I continue to use poe.trade and the likes.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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!

So they finally went and did it, huh. Damn. Time to get used to a new system. Hope the kinks are worked out in time for Turmoil and Mayhem.


They definitely have quite a ways to go in terms of design, haha. My immediate impression: Why is it three columns and why is price the rightmost column? Come on guys.
 
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Oct 30, 2017
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Noob question.

If I add some passive for fire damage for example will that also works with my Spectors ?
Passive needs to specifically say keyword "minions" for it to directly affect minions. Example: "Minions have 10% increased maximum life".

There are ways to alter this rule, for example unique item "The Baron" adds your +STR to your minions or passive "Necromantic Aegis" moves the bonuses from your equipped shield to minions instead of you. So if your shield had +fire damage%, your minions would get it. Not sure if such shields exist.
 
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Info on the coming weeks...

https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2026880

At the end of this week, the ten-day Turmoil Event will start! You can find more information about this here. As an update to that post, we've also decided to increase the amount of Demigod's Dominances available for top racers! As per our initial plan, the top of each Ascendancy class will receive an Alternate Art Demigod's Dominance. In addition to this, players ranked #2-5 in each Ascendancy class will also receive a regular Demigod's Dominance.

During this week, Chris and Jonathan will be heading over to California to begin the press tour for the 3.1.0 expansion. This time around we don't have time to hold a fan meet-up, but if you live in San Francisco, you might see them out and about! During the press tour they'll be meeting with a selection of journalists to show them the upcoming 3.1.0 expansion.

As you may suspect, this does indeed confirm that the official announcement is just around the corner! We'll be officially unveiling the content of this expansion, its companion challenge league and new supporter packs on Thursday November 16th (PST). (Yes, this is an announcement of an announcement.)

We're still on schedule to hit our targeted release date of December 8th (PST) with the Harbinger League and 10 day Mayhem event ending shortly before this on December 4th (PST).
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Man, I need to buy stash tabs and black friday coming up, kinda doubt they'll do 50% off everything again. So if tabs aren't on sale, I'll just wait until Christmas lol.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Passive needs to specifically say keyword "minions" for it to directly affect minions. Example: "Minions have 10% increased maximum life".

There are ways to alter this rule, for example unique item "The Baron" adds your +STR to your minions or passive "Necromantic Aegis" moves the bonuses from your equipped shield to minions instead of you. So if your shield had +fire damage%, your minions would get it. Not sure if such shields exist.
Note that unlike passives, support gems can also affect minions unless stated otherwise.

Spell Echo is a very popular combo for ranged Spectres which practically doubles their damage output.

Only support gem that comes to mind that specifically doesn't work on minion is Curse on Hit.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I'm gonna be playing a Blade Flurry Trickster. Hybrid with block, with faster energy shield recharge from the tree and ascendancy. Never did anything with Blade Flurry, and I want to make hybrid work. So far it's always felt like the worst of both worlds, but maybe with block it will be nicer.
 
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Dozer1003
Oct 26, 2017
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Orlando, FL
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I made a post in the thread.

Also if you are in the guild and aren't comfortable with being listed in the OP as someone to whisper for a guild invite let me know. Denevir I'll invite you when I get home later today.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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#43
I'd rather use forum whispers, than in-game whispers, since we play in very different time zones etc. People could be invited even when not online.
 
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Oct 30, 2017
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Map tab? Map tab. MAP TAB! \o\ \o/ /o/

A map tab would be amazing but I can't imagine how they'd do it. It's the most obvious choice no doubt but because maps can drop with such a variety, any idea how they'd do it the right way?
My best idea for implementing it would be to make it actually be a tab with filtering and search functions. A bit like divination card tab. Maybe each map has its own slot and number to see all different rarities it has. Icon + "You have 10 white canyon maps, 2 magic, 5 rare". Click map -> opens up pane with all of those?

"Show me only at or above T13"? - "Show me only racecourse" etc?

With only few maps, "slotted" view like diviniation cards could work, with more you get maps, more you enable filtering options?
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Map tab? Map tab. MAP TAB! \o\ \o/ /o/



My best idea for implementing it would be to make it actually be a tab with filtering and search functions. A bit like divination card tab. Maybe each map has its own slot and number to see all different rarities it has. Icon + "You have 10 white canyon maps, 2 magic, 5 rare". Click map -> opens up pane with all of those?

"Show me only at or above T13"? - "Show me only racecourse" etc?

With only few maps, "slotted" view like diviniation cards could work, with more you get maps, more you enable filtering options?
Yeah, something like that and also with the "upgrade button" like the essence tab.

If it is really a map tab I am buying the next supporter pack.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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The only thing I don't like about this game on Xbox is the targeting with melee attacks seems to feel a little wonky