King of the Hippies
- Nov 22, 2009
Take my word for it, and FOLLOW A COMPREHENSIVE STARTER BUILD GUIDE. I cannot stress this enough. People seem to be very resistant to doing this for some reason, but it will enable you to learn the game, in an enjoyable way. It's very complex, which is one of the main things that makes it so good, but it's inevitable that the barrier for entry is going to be a bit high, as the studio prioritises content over presentation and accessibility (which is not to say that these things are terrible, just less important in the context of their monetisation cycle). That said, there is a fairly comprehensive in-game tutorial and guide to the basics, which I think a lot of people may miss.I tried POE this weekend, after about 4 hours I was so overwhelmed with what I actually need to do, what the purpose is for me doing this and in general what the hell is going on. They don't teach you anything in that game it seems, and the interface is less than helpful 90% of the time
Also, once you figure things out, it's actually way less complicated than it seems at first. Everything fits together quite sensibly, considering all the constantly evolving moving parts, and it's mainly the sheer volume that is the issue, not the actual mechanics, which mostly become obvious in retrospect.
Anyway, if you want to, ask anything in the thread, and join the guild and ask in-game, I'm sure you will get help (although the league has gotten quiet at this point, new cycle probably in March some time, which would be a good time to give it a go again).