- Feb 27, 2013
Thank youD3 wins in combat, but seriously that's about it anymore...
Most everything else is heavily slanted in PoE's favor or a toss up depending on what you like.
PoE has better itemization
PoE has better customization
PoE has an economy
PoE has an active build guide community
PoE has racing
PoE is free
The above are pretty obvious and you'd struggle to form an argument against those things. On the other hand there are things that some people prefer...
The end-game is a toss up. I like the map system except for the invisible wall that stops progression, but I know many who like Greater Rifts.
The story is also a toss up. Most people hated the D3 story, but I don't really even pay attention to the story in PoE. I do enjoy the "Lore hunter" posts on the forums though.
Graphics is a toss up. You'd find a lot of people who would give this to D3, but I just never fell in love with the graphical style. PoE feels a little more up my alley.
Support I would personally give to PoE. They patch a ton and new content comes really fast. There are people that don't like this though and wish they would slow down. I think D3 is way too slow.
That's kind of my analysis. I put probably 2k-ish hours into D3. I had a blast on release, but they really dumbed the game down. It's not in a bad place now, but the lack of an economy really kills the game for me.
I may have over 4k hours in PoE by now. I've created perhaps half of the obvious builds that most people do. I have a group of 4-5 friends and we play every season together. It's really become an awesome successor to Diablo 2. You can see that the developers played a lot of D2 and really tried to keep that feel.
I have a question about items. Do item drop random level items for example if im level 10, do I find level 10 items or do I find x level items?