Do You Enjoy Playing Path of Exile Challenge League?
I'm asking unironically now. I do agree with the absolute majority here that Bestiary is definitely not as polished as it should be and definitely shouldn't have been released in its current state. Despite that, I still enjoying playing it not for the League's sake but simply for the game's sake. Every League is a restart, you start fresh, can try out new characters and build. I'm playing for about 4-6 hours a day, have already around 120 hours online in Bestiary (probably little less than that due to afking etc.), have one character and plan on making another one in 2 weeks.
I simply enjoy playing Path of Exile - even at its lowest it's still probably one of the finest ARPGs that have been produced, together with Diablo 2: LoD. Has the playerbase really dwindled so much that the majority of players is so obsessed with progress that when it's somewhat limited they do not enjoy playing? I would much rather like farming T12+ maps if I could but I do not feel punished if the game forces me to run T8s instead as I simply like to play the game.
Of course, i understand that League should feel differently than Standard and that GGG dropped the ball on Bestiary, I have completely no interest in trying to argue here as I agree with that notion. The Ascendancy changes were pretty fine, though, and this looks to be completely ignored in all the shit GGG gets from this subreddit for past 2 weeks. It slowly becomes a complete cesspool of shitstorm to browse for someone who legit likes the product - and as I said already several times, I agree that Bestiary is a mistake, just that it doesn't make me turn away from the game behind it which is still very enjoyable for me.
I'm not asking the typical stupid "DAE" but rather ask each of you who don't mind to answer: do you actually still enjoy the core game? Does the game need fully working and tested League mechanics in order to be good enough for you to like it?
In my opinion, I enjoy playing poe challenge league the most and when it's not well good, I just don't have any fun. The core game is fine and all but that's not enough for me anymore. Especially now that racing and 1-2 week race league content which i also really enjoyed are not on GGG's radar anymore.
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