Path of Exile

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  1. IpziRk

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    http://www.pathofexile.com/

    On the off chance anyone here is already a beta tester with a spare key to give away, I would be greatly appreciated!! :D

    Couldn't find a thread about this, if there is, please feel free to delete.
     
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  2. power

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    you'll have more luck in the MMORPG section of the forum.
     
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  4. azaroth

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    If this isn't a ticking blizzard lawsuit bomb, I don't know what is!

    Looks good though for a F2P!
     
  5. purehybrid

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    I don't see why.. there have been many diablo clones over the years. What specifically would cause an issue here?

    also, wtf@ the skill tree.
     
  6. azaroth

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    I guess I'm probably wrong. It's just that from the intro/character selection, to in-game with the inventory interface, the way weapons drop and can be highlighted, etc, looks to me more like Diablo than any other game I've ever seen...

    But while Blizzard might not care so much about this, but the fact that they will make money off this via micro transactions makes me think Blizzard will consider this a clone of D3... look at Apple vs Samsung right now...but hey i'm no professional in law. :)

    The skill tree... looks hectic :) Looks like it might be an exciting game, hopefully the clunky movement isn't all that bad when we get to try this game.
     
  7. Pinkeh

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    On what grounds can blizzard sue? Blizzard did not pioneer isometric Role-Playing Game style. If this game directly copies game assets from Diablo for use in the game , then copyright infringement may have occurred. This is why full conversion game mods are a legal risk.

    The Apple verse Samsung is in court because Apple claims Samsung infringed upon its patents. Different set of IP laws granting exclusive rights to sell a product for a limited period of time in exchange for public disclosure of an invention.
     
  8. azaroth

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    Cool.. as you can tell i'm a real noob at that legal stuff. Ahh well, it's good news though because this game looks pretty cool and people in the Path of Exile forums are pretty fired up.

    Anyone on OCAU playing this yet? I hear existing beta players get a beta key every 6-12 hours that they can give out, not sure if it's true, sounds a bit far fetched... :p
     
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    All I saw on their forums were 1000's of people begging for CD keys... they have a 350+ page thread where people give their emails addies with the hope someone will give them a key... Seems like a horrible community :thumbdn:
     
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    this game is UNBELIEVABLY relevant to my interests

    it looks like the perfect f2p mmo from that video

    wooo wannttt nnnnnnnn
     
  11. Elyzion

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    I'm in Beta. :)
     
  12. purehybrid

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    So... hows 'bout dem friends keys :p
     
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    Isnt this the same in any F2P MMOG? :/
     
  14. Elyzion

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    Don't have any yet :) only got into beta yesterday.

    Games pretty awesome, few minor bug's but it's pretty damn polished for a closed beta, thats for sure!
     
  15. purehybrid

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    tbh..I just want to play the skill tree :p
     
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    You lucky sod :) Is it keeping you enthralled?

    I see the site says the stuff that you will buy with real money will be cosmetic only which I find interesting. Wonder if that will hold true because surely they will sell stuff to make you run better than f2p toons.
     
  17. purehybrid

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    This is precisely what they don't want to do. I say 'want', because if people don't spend enough on vanity items, they will obviously have to rethink their business model.
     
  18. Elyzion

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    For a game that is in closed beta, by a company in New Zealand, that is their first game.

    It's far more polished than more open beta's I've been in, or released games I've played.

    There's still room for improvement, i think it progresses a bit fast (only level 20) but it's still fun.
     
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    Damn tease :p
     
  20. azaroth

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    Anyone else involved in the beta for this yet that might have a friend key? =)

    Looks like the #pathofexile irc channel on freenode.net is a good place to try and source one but i haven't been lucky yet and proxy at work blocks IRC and web IRC clients :<

    Someone was streaming the game on justin.tv last night for a while and damn it looks so good... Not sure if I care for Diablo 3 much now :D who am I kidding I will still buy D3 but this game looks epic.
     

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