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". 

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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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Spydoc Dec 10 2012, 3:59pm says:

I don't see how anyone would actually not like this game. The developers listen to their fans, the game has unique mechanics and enough things to do, which can last you for at least a year. A long time ago Act 3 was only a myth but now it's a fact, so there will definitely be more content for years to come. Another important factor is that the game is NOT pay-to-win. Heck, they deserve donations only because the game is so friggin` awesome!

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Guest Dec 10 2012, 11:44am says:

how the heck does crappy games like pokemon 3d get above PoE really i mean cmon

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JohnNamikaze Dec 4 2012, 2:39pm says:

Having played Path of Exile for a couple of months, and I am stoked for Open Beta launch. This game will rock what is left of 2012, and even 2013.

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Guest Dec 3 2012, 7:59am says:

A game made for gamers BY gamers........this is more than just a game..........this is a way of life ^^

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Guest Dec 3 2012, 1:37am says:

best ARPG out there, forget anything else!!!

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Guest Dec 2 2012, 11:26pm says:

Game of the year all years.

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Freenox Dec 2 2012, 3:22pm says:

Man this game is sooo freaking awesome , I can't stop playing it ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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