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Oct 25, 2017
633
Synthesis is really rough if you try to do it in act 1 when your character is just starting out, but besides that it is incredibly forgiving compared to the previous few league mechanics and even mapping. There's no limit to how many times you can die in a stabilized memory and the blue wave deleting the map is very slow and won't delete the objectives you have to get.

The memories are like being able to play mapping starting from Act 1, so already the league mechanic has been very enjoyable.

Also Fireball seems crazy strong in the early game now.
 
Oct 27, 2017
350
Yeah I've died a few times trying some of the memories. I usually skip mechanics leveling but since theres no penalty I decided to see if I could get sone decent levling gear.
 
Oct 26, 2017
5,611
After playing for some hours, Synthesis is fun. My only complain is that low level rewards are not as useful as other leagues. Most of the low level stuff is vanilla trash. Synthesis is going to shine once you get to maps as it is a fun alternative to mapping with all the modifications you can do.

Wave of Conviction is really fun. Even if it feels it is not going to be that good against bosses. Also, the new Templar nodes that give physical as extra fire and lightning are really powerful.
 
Oct 27, 2017
678
Got early tabula, rocking that 6L Bane at act 5.

Wasted a lot of time in the memory Nexus, testing the mechanics for Memory Modifiers and Amplifiers. I got a mod called: synthesis rare mobs will drop a unique with 100% chance.

Also got a fractured ABYSS JEWEL. Lol
 
Oct 25, 2017
75
Brooklyn, NY
Soulrend with GMP is so fucking good early level, hope it scales well into maps!

And yeah, I like the fact that when you enter a memory fragment they give you a way to bail out if things start going sideways.
 
Oct 31, 2017
3,330
The new tracks are reallllllllly fuckin' good.
Yep! The new Dominus theme has been a standout for me.

I'm thinking I'm gonna go 6L SR and 4L Bane, but I'm still not sure. Will probably end up with MoM and Eldritch Battery but we will see. 6L Bane is pretty tempting too.
 
Oct 25, 2017
13,500
Careful if your inventory is full and you try to pick up something in a memory and it goes back to the ground, it won't come out of the memory at the end
 

Mewn

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,449
UK
Made it to act 4 last night, just swapped out ED for Soulrend. Looking forward to getting GMP so the fun can really begin.

Would have got further but had issues with the game crashing loading into areas. Apparently my vector (t) was too long or something.
 
Oct 26, 2017
5,611
Divine Ire is really fun and powerful if anyone wants to try it.

Currently using it with a CwC set up. Trying different spells, Purifying Flame seems to be the best.
 
Oct 25, 2017
633
I'm glad I waited on PoB to be updated to decide whether to pick up ES nodes. Soulrend is hitting the ES leech cap easily and it doesn't seem like the nodes on the tree improve it that much compared to the passive costs when I am pretty sure I'll get more ES leech just from grabbing extra ES on gear.
 
Oct 31, 2017
3,330
Just got to act 9. Loot so far is abysmal.
Laughable how much faster spells level compared to melee.
Loot has been utter shit for me too. I hit act 9 before going to bed. I have trash gear and have had 2 shit uniques drop. Thats it. I dont think I have ever had as bad a run as far as loot goes.
 
Oct 27, 2017
350
I might need to rethink some of my build first time Ive died multiple times on the leveling process. Was getting sone weird performance issues. I find an exalt at crossroads so that was nice. First time I've gotten an exalt this early in league leveling.

Didn't help that I was super tired and tried playing late into the night. Really want to try an inquisitor build. How are the new skills for those using then?
 
Mar 8, 2018
561
I'm getting back into POE after a couple years off and wondering whether these Steam update times are normal? I started playing Synthesis yesterday, and today has another massive update. Is this something unique to playing POE on Steam?
 
Oct 31, 2017
536
I'm getting back into POE after a couple years off and wondering whether these Steam update times are normal? I started playing Synthesis yesterday, and today has another massive update. Is this something unique to playing POE on Steam?
(I think) You need these with the launcher as well, although it has been awhile since I used there game launcher.
 
Oct 26, 2017
295
Steam updates are always bigger than with their launcher, something on Steam's end or related to their guidelines for uptades IIrc.
I installed the standalone client 2 days before the league cause of that otherwise I always loose the first day.

Made it to maps so far with a Facebreaker AW totems build.
 

Koz

Member
Sep 5, 2018
114
Ooh baby I like how Soulrend feels, especially after the clunkiness of ED. I tried Bane a bit too and it seems real good, but I think I prefer Soulrend a bit, especially its ability to offscreen.
 
Oct 25, 2017
633
I am running Soulrend. The off-screen clear is crazy and I swear with GMP the projectiles have AI that tells it to go around corners to seek out enemies even in areas with thin doorways and lots of rooms.
 

Dahbomb

Community Resettler
Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,432
Popping into see how people are doing in their league start. Been playing DMC5 all weekend long since launch.

I check out POE streamers on Twitch... everyone playing Soulrend Bane.. LMFAO!
 
Oct 25, 2017
75
Brooklyn, NY
Popping into see how people are doing in their league start. Been playing DMC5 all weekend long since launch.

I check out POE streamers on Twitch... everyone playing Soulrend Bane.. LMFAO!
It's REALLY strong. I'm in maps rocking Bane on a 3-link +1 chaos mod that i got in act 1 that includes despair and void manipulation and It's still putting in massive work. Soulrend is kinda meh until you can get it 4-5 linked with GMP. Then it's amazing. Since it moves slow and it pierces, what you do is shot it out then just run behind it. On hallway maps it's decent enough by itself, but on open maps it's fucking incredible.
 
Oct 25, 2017
75
Brooklyn, NY
I am running Soulrend. The off-screen clear is crazy and I swear with GMP the projectiles have AI that tells it to go around corners to seek out enemies even in areas with thin doorways and lots of rooms.
I swear I've seen it's projectile make turns right into enemies!!! I wonder if it's just me, or if it has some homing property?!
 
Oct 27, 2017
599
So for whatever reason Steam was refusing to launch PoE, telling me there was a tiny patch that was downloaded but refused to install. After tons of restarts I finally gave up and uninstalled, downloaded the standalone version and installed that. Then totally forgot I used my Steam account to login. So now I'm waiting on support to help me. Originally got an answer just asking me to login with my Steam account on the site and use the change email function but it refuses to work so I'm waiting on GGG.