02/01/2013 09:18 PMPosted by JortalusWell, since Torchlight II hasn't been the end-all be-all replacement for Diablo 2 like people thought it would be, it's time for PoE to be the center of discussion until it's released and is also somewhat disappointing in the long run. I'll be over here playing D3 if anybody needs me.
PoE has some interesting ideas, but people give it much more credit than it's due. It's unpolished, clunky, has poor graphics / aesthetics, no respecs, server problems, having to 'find' skills, silly death penalties, etc. It's a labor of love... by a couple of obvious amateurs. I think the only reason it's popular is because so many people have their heads up Kripparian's / Totalbiscuit's behinds, and either don't want to think for themselves, or aren't capable (given the state of world affairs, I lean toward the latter) of doing so.
PoE isn't bad. Heck, it's better than Torchlight 2 by a long shot. But it's nowhere near as polished refined, or complex as D3, although it has the illusion of complexity much as D3 has the illusion of simplicity.
[quote] cookie cutter boring game like D3 where you are TOLD how to play.
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