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Path of Exile Forum » General Discussion » Steam: Path of Exile

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  rodingo

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OP  10/23/13 4:05:49 PM#1
Looks like they put PoE on the front store page of Steam in a big banner.  Good to see they got their game up there.  I wonder how many new players this will bring now that they have a well advertised release.

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  fivoroth

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10/23/13 5:07:25 PM#2
PoE on steam is a great move. Their launcher was horrible. Much easier to install through steam. Also a lot more people will hear about the game.

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  User Deleted
10/23/13 5:18:43 PM#3
Originally posted by fivoroth
PoE on steam is a great move. Their launcher was horrible. Much easier to install through steam. Also a lot more people will hear about the game.

Agree the launcher was always bugged for me, steam went through without a hitch. 

  Kuraphimaru

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10/23/13 6:03:45 PM#4

Agreed, I'm glad to see that the release of PoE on Steam went so smoothly and that it was released on Steam after all.

  catlana

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Playing GW2, ToR, PoE
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10/23/13 6:59:51 PM#5
Originally posted by Kuraphimaru

Agreed, I'm glad to see that the release of PoE on Steam went so smoothly and that it was released on Steam after all.

Never had an issue with the POE launcher, but new players are always good.

  Kuraphimaru

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10/23/13 7:45:19 PM#6


Originally posted by catlana

Originally posted by Kuraphimaru Agreed, I'm glad to see that the release of PoE on Steam went so smoothly and that it was released on Steam after all.
Never had an issue with the POE launcher, but new players are always good.

I didn't have issues myself either but I know it used to hang up and be really really slow for a fair amount of people.

  Armagedona

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10/23/13 11:45:17 PM#7
Yea well if it wasn't for steam i would have neglected the advert on mmorpg.com and never would have tried the game :P
  fivoroth

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10/24/13 12:35:00 PM#8
Originally posted by catlana
Originally posted by Kuraphimaru

Agreed, I'm glad to see that the release of PoE on Steam went so smoothly and that it was released on Steam after all.

Never had an issue with the POE launcher, but new players are always good.

I played the game during open beta and the launcher worked. But it was incredibly slow to download (aka not used my full download speed) and found it buggy. Yesterday it probably took me lke 5 min to download and install the game which was brilliant. 

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  Zezda

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10/24/13 12:58:57 PM#9

Chris Wilson (Lead Dev) said on reddit that as well as steam showing 17k users (iirc) there were another 26-27k using the non-steam launcher. (At that specific point in time)

 

So overall it's doing pretty good.

  Ender4

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10/24/13 1:47:47 PM#10

Mine linked up with steam fine, always worried when an existing game moves to steam~.

We'll have to see after the first big patch if it updates faster. PoE's update servers have always been erratic. I think they get overloaded pretty easily but are pretty fast when not overloaded.

  rodingo

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OP  10/24/13 4:33:10 PM#11
Originally posted by Ender4

Mine linked up with steam fine, always worried when an existing game moves to steam~.

We'll have to see after the first big patch if it updates faster. PoE's update servers have always been erratic. I think they get overloaded pretty easily but are pretty fast when not overloaded.

I might have to try to link Steam with my install of PoE too.  Steam just makes things so convenient.

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  theniffrig

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Ooh, they have the internet on computers now.

10/25/13 6:57:36 AM#12
Just so people know, the client is only 2.7GB and not the suggested 5GB that Steam says it is on their system req. for the game.
  Warmaker

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10/25/13 8:04:25 PM#13

I was interested in how this game turned out, but I never followed its development history.  I knew about it from people mentioning it, but again, I never followed up.  That was a long time ago, and because of Steam, it reminded me with a damn huge banner as soon as you login.

So... Diablo 2 clone?  Free?  Outstanding customization?

Can't hurt to try.  I was an immense fan of Diablo 1 & 2 back in the day.

Edit to add:  I like what I see so far, but currently only having a Lv6 Witch.  However, I can't get far at all with the many BSODs this game causes.  Changing zones, general fighting and adventuring, it seems very random when I get the BSODs.  One simply does not play POE without constant BSODs.

"I have only two out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (First Lieutenant Clifton B. Cates, US Marine Corps, Soissons, 19 July 1918)

  Braindome

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10/26/13 9:53:44 PM#14
Downloads and updates so much better in Steam for me personally and it has achievements which I was super happy to see. Glad it is getting the attention it deserves.

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  Aori

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10/26/13 10:37:37 PM#15
If it weren't for steam I wouldn't have played it even though I played it in closed beta for a short while. I've kind of turned into not wanting to mess with games that aren't available for steam. Unless it is really something I want.
  Omali

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10/27/13 1:20:44 AM#16
Originally posted by catlana
Originally posted by Kuraphimaru

Agreed, I'm glad to see that the release of PoE on Steam went so smoothly and that it was released on Steam after all.

Never had an issue with the POE launcher, but new players are always good.

Only issues I ever had with it was that it would occasionally stay on "allocating space" for a very long time, even if there wasn't a patch.