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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CharanJ Dec 2 2012, 3:00pm says:

It's an ARPG. You click stuff to do cool stuff and very often pick up new stuff so you can kill tougher stuff.

But look at this game's skill set up. If you don't go quietly mad after about five to ten seconds and you dig ARPGs with a lot of character freedom, you might like this game.

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UberZombie Dec 2 2012, 2:51pm says:

Really great Game, also great Dev`s who listen to their Fanbase!

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Guest Dec 2 2012, 1:05pm says:

Ethical Indie developed games are where the market is going, Lead by example, move away from picky investors that ruin games. Creating a new standard like how Path of Exile has, the big games will only have the choice but to follow.

Play it.

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jovial Dec 2 2012, 11:10am says:

What Diablo 3 should have been, the true spiritual successor to Diablo 2. Great game, amazing developers.

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IstisVayn Dec 2 2012, 11:00am says:

Haiku time!

Seemingly simple
Casual play or involved
Never feel exiled.

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olixis Dec 2 2012, 10:47am says:

Quote of the Year 2012:
"This is how Diablo3 should have been"

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Guest Dec 2 2012, 10:46am says:

amazy gaming

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fleishman Dec 2 2012, 10:41am says:

The best game of the year IMO, a must play for every gamer. Cant wait until OB. Good luck GGG!

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Guest Dec 2 2012, 10:12am says:

Shocked of genial mechanics implemented as i discover game.
Loved it.
Loved it!

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Visuvh Dec 2 2012, 9:14am says:

Go Exile Go!

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