Wolcen Hype Release!

Maybe, but mechanically it's not really different than needing spell casting modifiers on your weapon. It just heavily reduces the amount of different but actually exactly the same items there are in the game, which is PoE's current problem.
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j33bus wrote:
Maybe, but mechanically it's not really different than needing spell casting modifiers on your weapon. It just heavily reduces the amount of different but actually exactly the same items there are in the game, which is PoE's current problem.


Ironically one of the things I like least about Wolcen makes this change to weapon-based damage for spells almost make sense. In D3, you weren't restricted by item skill-wise: indeed, you could equip a 2 handed sword and suddenly your magic did more damage. Genuinely silly.

But Wolcen changed from alpha to beta in one really crappy way: you can not cast spells with 2 handed anything equipped unless it's a staff, with very few unique exceptions. So in that light, tying spell damage to weapon makes at least a little more sense than it did in D3. I still don't agree with it but I didn't agree with them tying spell availability to certain equipment either, so two wrongs make 30% of a right, or something.

The issue gets thornier with catalyst off-handers, because then your sword or axe actually does influence your spell damage. Then you're 100% in Diablo 3 territory. OTOH at least Wolcen doesn't have dual-wielding crossbows (anymore) so there's that I guess.

I'm happy to give the game a go again after one patch or another. After all, I paid a tiny sum once and that was it. I have absolutely nothing to lose either way. As opposed to free to play games designed to hook you for regular financial support, where you always have something else to lose.

But these guys are fucking dreaming if they think they're even vaguely ready to take on a league model. They can barely release a functional version of the core game.

I am W James Chan, author of Blackcloak: A Man of His Sword, the novel from which the PoE unique Oni-Goroshi is derived. So if you liked that, give the book a go on Amazon. I think it's pretty good -- but like Her, it isn't to be come at lightly, and it definitely isn't what it first seems to be.
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AdamMiller wrote:
did the bugs fix for anyone else? i have just been disappointed OVER AND OVER AGAIN with this. Any suggestions for a similar better game??

There's a game called "Path of Exile". It's pretty good; you should try it sometimes.
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AdamMiller wrote:
did the bugs fix for anyone else? i have just been disappointed OVER AND OVER AGAIN with this. Any suggestions for a similar better game??
Last Epoch isn't nearly as visually appealing, and they really need to hire a professional writer. But it's coming along pretty nicely overall. The classes and skills are mostly pretty solid and still evolving, and I love their crafting system.

Still no multiplayer yet, but there are always Exiles to shoot the shit with in chat while doing your thing.
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The new patch is quite the nice fix for casters but it's still the same content.
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