We just deployed the 0.10.0g patch, which fixes several problems. It also introduces some new microtransactions that can be purchased. There's a bunch of new Scorpion pets, which range from 30 points to 900 points (we've had many requests for both budget and premium pets). There's also a new limited-time microtransaction that we're selling for only one week! Valentine's Heart is a bleeding, throbbing heart impaled on your sword, dagger or wand. Click through to read on for more news updates!
We have made massive strides with server stability. Our number of "unexpected disconnections" per day is now one thousand times lower than it was in launch week. There's still more to fix, but we're getting there. We're also getting a lot closer to the 0.10.1 patch (which contains larger improvements rather than these small fixes). At this stage it's probably 1-2 weeks away.
All of the "bonus" stash tabs we offered to people who purchased tabs during Closed Beta have now been awarded. If you missed out on this (and purchased more than 5 tabs during Closed Beta), please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We have also replaced all microtransactions that were lost due to problems on our end over the last two weeks. We will shortly be emailing everyone affected to let them know. There is a known issue in the current microtransaction shop where if your microtransaction stash is full and you try to purchase something it may deduct points even though you didn't receive the item. We know about this and are working on a fix. Everyone will have their microtransactions restored back to a correct state. If you're worried, please contact support.
There are also two things we remembered about recently that it turns out many advanced players don't know! They've been in the game for ages, but they were undocumented. The first is that you can hold alt (or whatever highlight key) while hovering an item in the trade screen to see its item level. The other is that you can hover over an item with the mouse cursor and press Ctrl+C to copy its properties into your clipboard.
We have an exciting new race league system coming soon with a prize structure that differs from the one we were running in Closed Beta. I will be posting some "calibration" races in the Events forum sometime in the next day or so. These races will be password protected and are meant to calibrate what levels people can attain in certain durations in the new content. They will not have prizes, and are not intended for masses of players - just the few people who find out about them and want to help us calibrate fair level rewards. If you don't know what race events are, it may be best to avoid playing these ones until we announce the new system in approximately a week!
Thanks again for helping us make Path of Exile a success. I look forward to seeing you in game.