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Exiled. Abandoned to fate in some God-forsaken land. The path you walk is a razors edge, where death awaits your first misstep. Enemies claw at you, gnashing their teeth or calling forth dark, demonic magics; at least one thing is certain: you will not go quietly, you will not die alone. Path of Exile is a gritty, new Action Role Playing Game from New Zealand based studio, Grinding Gear Games. Path of Exile combines bone-shattering, monster-slaying action with in-depth character customization. 

Players can pick from six playable character classes, which each focus on either one or two core attributes: Strength, Dexterity and Intelligence. 
Active skills are gained in the form of levelable gems and passive skills are chosen from a huge, shared skill tree with over 1300 nodes.
Randomly generated items and world areas guarantee that no journey is the same; and fast-paced PvP action lets you cooperate with, or conquer, players from all over the world. Path of Exile is completely free and never "Pay-to-Win". 

There are various ways to support us which will grant you many different perks.

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3 comments by TheUnbeholden on Mar 5th, 2014

Path of Exile: Sacrifice of the Vaal Launches on March 5!

Thousands of years after the Vaal civilisation fell, their Queen rises again to corrupt Wraeclast. Master powerful Vaal skill gems, explore secret corrupted areas, fight over 60 new bosses, challenge other players in new PvP modes and eventually destroy Queen Atziri herself! Watch the exclusive trailer here and read the full announcement so that you're ready to face Atziri!

New Expansion Content

  • New Deadly Boss Encounter: Unlock the end-game confrontation with Atziri, returned Queen of the ancient Vaal civilization.
  • Vaal Skill Gems: Charge up ultimate versions of your favorite skills by consuming the souls of your enemies.
  • Secret Corrupted Areas: Explore never-before-seen areas of Vaal influence to find ancient relics.
  • The Vaal Orb: Sacrifice your items in the quest for ultimate power.
  • New Challenge Leagues: Ambush and Invasion. These new game economies provide an optional fresh start with a twist to the rules.
  • Ambush League: Discover secret craftable strongboxes with dangerous traps and valuable treasures.
  • Invasion League: Encounter invading monsters and bosses from other areas of Wraeclast.
  • New Unique Bosses: Battle against over 60 new boss monsters in Corrupted Areas and the Invasion league.
  • Cut-throat Mode: Hunt other players and slaughter them for their items in this competitive league.
  • Free-for-All PvP: Enter the Sarn Arena and pit yourself against all challengers.

A full article about new content and features added with Sacrifice of the Vaal can be found here. See you in Wraeclast!

New Challenge Leagues: A Fresh Start
We're launching new challenge leagues so that players can have a fresh start and compete on new ladders to reach the highest levels, find the best items and explore the new content first! Your existing exiles can access all the new Sacrifice of the Vaal content in the permanent leagues. We've also given everyone an optional passive skill reset! 
Compete in our Launch Competition! To celebrate the launch of Sacrifice of the Vaal, we're running a competition! 

The first 50 players in each of our two new Challenge Leagues to slay Queen Atziri and her minions will receive an exclusive microtransaction effect themed around the Vaal. This status symbol will only be available to people who completed this challenge!

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Invalesco Dec 14 2012, 12:17pm says:

Brilliant game, with a brilliant community and a brilliant development team. I was never even a hardcore ARPG player before this, but the moment I picked up this game I got hooked and have not looked back since. This will be the hottest thing to hit the gaming scene next year. Give yourself an early Christmas present and join in on the fun in beta. You won't regret it.

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Leowing Dec 15 2012, 4:59am replied:

Hail Invalesco: The King of Shadows!!!

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kuribito Dec 13 2012, 9:02pm says:

Awesome game , waiting for Open beta :D

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jaemurl Dec 12 2012, 1:41pm says:

I'm an old school gamer and this is the only game I play now. There is no gold but currency orbs, which allow you to craft your own gear. The reason D3 didn't work for me was because of the AH. When you have ALL the items available, there is no sense of connection/growth to your character. This isn't a simple game. The mechanics are so very complex. The skill tree is absolutely mind blowing. Millions of build variety. When you find/craft your own gear by yourself (along with 50+skills that can work for any class and numerous legendary loot drops), you feel MORE attached to your character and you want to progress more and dive more deeply into the mechanics. This game will be free to play when they go Open beta, I don't even understand how a game at this caliber could be free. That's why I'm supporting this game through closed beta, already got Kiwi pack! This is the best ARPG period.

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moki93 Dec 12 2012, 8:00am says:

my most wanted indie game

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lionguild Dec 11 2012, 3:04pm says:

Yes the game has a story. Not to mention a lot of actually well written backstory on a lot of the bosses. Feel free to check them up on the wiki, fun reads.

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Guest Dec 11 2012, 2:35pm says:

this easily the next paragon of arpg. beware diablo 3 you will suffer serious player-drainage!

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Visuv Dec 11 2012, 12:36pm says:

There is little story right now, but enough for a title in this genre (ARPG). Game progresses ridiculously fast these days (patches, custom events, announcements). The devs seem to be under the effect of Unwavering stance :F and everyone is hyped about the upcoming act 3.

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crossflippe Dec 11 2012, 12:23pm says:

This game is great. They may say it's only for the hardcore gamers, but play it and you'll want to be one.

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Guest Dec 11 2012, 6:24am says:

Is there any story?

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