"Path of Exile" is one of the most successful ARPGs, but considering these issues, difficult launches, etc., is it worth playing a role in 2021?
"Path of Exile" has recently encountered some setbacks, community complaints, and technical issues with the league and expansion plans, just like what has happened in the few hours since Ultimatum was launched. However, POE still successfully broke its own record, whether in the etiquette activities in 2020 or 2021, the number of active participants and participant retention rate are the same.
Then, "Path of Exile 2" will be released soon. "Path of Exile" players are enthusiastic about the prospect of playing a new story, new characters, new skills and new things. The welcome from the community is incredible, and the future of Path of Exile and Path of Exile 2 looks bright in terms of the content of things.
Nevertheless, some players still disagree with the development direction of Grinding Gear Games. First of all, GGG decided to use the only deterministic method to deterministically make the goods in POE Currency. This makes many fans have an uncomfortable sour taste, because there is no other choice, the league content does not have to be so rigidly tortured. Secondly, Cyberpunk 2077's postponement of the POE Ceremony Alliance's release is just a business decision, not a risk calculated because of how bad the previous release was.
Then came the rock launches of Heist and Ultimatum, the latter being more serious. In fact, GGG decided to hand over the priority to streamers and content creators so as not to log in on the day of launch, which in itself made many players angry and set a bad precedent, as if it were a way of expression. The participants are equal, but some are special. Not only that, but the queue time is unbearably long, and players cannot enter the league. Some people did, and they either played for a few minutes before being disconnected, or they were immediately kicked back to the login screen. In addition, some other players are trying to buy Path of Exile Currency.