Legion has been out for practically two weeks now, and it has
obtained an unbelievable reception. Practically everybody has lauded this as one of many
greatest leagues we’ve ever had by way of mechanics and pure enjoyment. Nevertheless,
it has additionally include its fair proportion of bugs and server points. And once I say
its fair proportion, I imply that Legion has been one of many worst leagues ever in
phrases of uncooked efficiency points. For sure, there have been many, many PoE
Patch Notes, together with one that’s updating for me as I write this.
Have they balanced Legion content material?
Sometimes, by this level within the league, there have been a number of patches addressing the brand new league content material, fixing it up and getting it right into a state the place gamers can higher get pleasure from it. As a testomony to how a lot individuals are having fun with Legion content material, there have solely been two main stability modifications to the league mechanic to this point.
The primary change was an especially obligatory change that was inflicting havoc for gamers. This was the Vaal Legion’s assault recognized by many because the Crimson Mist, or the Crimson Wall of Demise, or “what the hell simply killed me?” The Crimson Mist assault was extremely overtuned. It hit my character for practically 3000 harm, post-mitigation, a number of instances per second. I personally had constructed a personality tanky sufficient to outlive one thing like that, however lots of my buddies have been at their wits finish attempting to take care of an assault so robust. Not simply that, it additionally had no seen indicators for when it was beginning, dealt harm earlier than the animation appeared, and will simply be forged from off-screen. It was some of the overtuned skills we’ve ever seen in Path of Exile, and it was rightfully tuned down, shortly.
The second stability change is one to Legion rewards themselves. One of many incubators was barely underperforming, so that they elevated the variety of gadgets that it dropped. That’s just about it by way of really balancing Legion content material – the content material was very enjoyable and balanced, to start with.
By way of readability, they’ve additionally made the indicators
over the monsters simpler to see, in addition to giving the incubators a
progress bar on the aspect of your display screen when they’re near popping, comparable
to gem ranges. There have been additionally a pair glitches and bugs concerning the
Timeless Battle, which have been fastened.
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Have they fastened the numerous Ability bugs?
As of penning this, a lot of the bugs to do with abilities have been fastened. At this time they lastly fastened the double flame dashing, which appeared to repair my very own comparable points with Leap Slam and different abilities as properly. A bug that many people have been unaware of was additionally fastened as we speak – Bladestorm’s preliminary hit wasn’t really dealing harm. So for many who have been enthusiastic about Bladestorm and located it underwhelming, like myself, it was seemingly on account of it lacking roughly half its harm!
There have additionally been quite a lot of different fixes together with
however not restricted to: Infused Channeling as soon as once more works with channeled abilities,
Multistrike was fastened for many of its interactions, fortify from protect cost
as soon as once more works with wands, etcetera.
In addition they fastened many if not the entire animation
canceling points which have been introduced in with every patch. You now not
cancel motion abilities by attempting to stroll or get caught in sure animations.
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How is Server stability?
There are nonetheless some crashes, for positive. Nevertheless, a
overwhelming majority of the crashing cases have been fastened. Channeling abilities
now not crashes your sport when you proc a Shaper interplay whereas utilizing them.
Monoliths will hardly ever trigger sport crashes anymore on account of sheer variety of mobs
launched. Working in a bunch, notably one with an aurabot, doesn’t trigger
the complete occasion to die spontaneously anymore.
I’m nonetheless crashing extra this league than any beforehand, however at this level, it’s a couple of times in ten hours, not twice an hour. Certain, it’s nonetheless irritating, nevertheless it’s very manageable.
Way more irritating is the presence of lag in sure fights. The most important offender for myself and my group is Uber Elder. For no matter purpose, that struggle is extremely laggy for us. Personally, I’ve a really troublesome time taking part in in different realms for the Uber Elder struggle, which I’ve had no points throughout the previous. Since my total group is in a unique server than me, that is fairly irritating at instances.
For extra Path of Exile, examine this out: PoE 3.7 Information for Legion
Are we achieved Patching?
As of penning this, practically the entire recognized bugs and glitches have been fastened or are a high precedence. There are just a few excellent, however nothing standing in the best way of having fun with the sport. In case you have been annoyed by the problems and put PoE down, I extremely counsel you choose it up once more. It’s unlikely that you just’ll expertise rather more than small hiccups in play at this level. It’s properly price your time to offer it one other shot, given how a lot work has gone into this league and the way a lot potential it has to actually shine.
How is Legion?
This whole article has been discussing the entire numerous bugs and their fixes. At this level, I might write a e book for Legion’s PoE Patch Notes. It doesn’t ache Legion in a very good mild. It’s not being unfair both, this has been the least secure and most buggy launch of any league that I’ve performed, since 2.6 once I began. That mentioned, Legion is definitely unbelievable. It may be probably the most enjoyable league I’ve performed to this point, and that’s saying quite a bit. Certain, it’s buggy. Certain, it’s laggy. However the precise content material is enjoyable, the stability modifications revitalized melee, and gamers are having a blast. Legion will go down as one of many buggiest and most enjoyable leagues in Path of Exile historical past.
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