News Archive

0.9.13g and alpha realm update

Friday, November 16, 2012
0.9.13g was deployed earlier today, fixing some initial issues with the trade system. The patch notes are here. We've also deployed the 0.10.0alpha1 patch to the Alpha realm (which contains an early version of act three). If you're interested in becoming an Alpha tester and have a really good history of feedback and behaviour, please PM me on the forum for consideration! Read More.

Patch 0.9.13f, weekend events and more

Thursday, November 15, 2012
We deployed the 0.9.13f (trade screen) patch. The patch notes are here. Two two-hour hardcore race events have been announced for this weekend - one solo, one partied. Read More.

The trade screen is almost ready

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
We should be able to deploy 0.9.13f either tomorrow or Friday (NZ time), which introduces the secure trade screen. After quite a lot of effort, it's working well and looking good. More advanced trade features (such as trading between across different world areas or with the website) will come in the future. Read More.

0.9.13e patch and photos of supporter pack boxes!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
We deployed the 0.9.13e patch today. Due to a crash that wouldn't occur on our local testing server, we had to roll back the beta deploy, fix the problem, then deploy it again. Thanks for the feedback that led us to find it quickly! Read More.

One-week turbo HC race and supporter packs

Monday, November 12, 2012
Earlier today we announced a one-week turbo hardcore race that starts in a couple of days. In turbo mode, monsters move, attack and cast 60% faster. While this event does have prizes, it is geared more for us to get feedback on how this mode affects end-game Map play in a one-week race setting. Read More.

Trade screen update and experience changes

Friday, November 9, 2012
I can confirm that we'll be patching in a trade screen to Beta during the 0.9.13 series of patches, most likely in one late next week. It's not the awesome website-integrated system that we'll eventually have, but will definitely let people trade securely without having to drop items on the ground. Read More.

Weekend events and upcoming patches

Thursday, November 8, 2012
We've posted information about the two hardcore ladder race events that we're running this weekend. We're trying two four-hour events for a change - one at a European-friendly time (with partying allowed) and the other at the normal time (a solo event). Read More.

Signed supporter swag and shipping

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
We've now received all the components of the swag packs that we're posting out to people who bought Silver or higher supporter packs. We've been signing selected items that Gold/Diamond supporters have asked us to sign, and are dealing with the logistics of posting thousands of packages internationally. We expect to start shipping the packages early next week. Here's a photo of all physical items we're posting out - the Game DVD, Soundtrack CD, Map of Wraeclast Poster, T-Shirt and GGG stamped Postage Carton. The photo shows an example of the level of signing that some supporters have asked for :) Read More.

One-month race prizes and the 0.9.13d patch

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
A few hours ago, we awarded one-month prizes for the top players in the Default and Hardcore leagues. Here are the standings at the end of the month. The 0.9.13d patch was deployed today, fixing many issues. It's likely that the upcoming 0.9.13e patch will change the rules related to experience sharing in parties. Read More.

0.9.13 crash fixing results

Saturday, November 3, 2012
Large changes like those in 0.9.13 always introduce bugs and crashes. We spend a lot of time fixing them prior to actually deploying it to the Beta servers, but some rare ones can get through. Even if they occur one time in 50 (enough that Alpha testers don't notice), that represents a lot of crashes when applied to the larger Beta population. After each of these major patch deployments, we spend a couple of days just fixing the initial stability issues. Today I have a graph to share with you that shows how much of an effect this has. Read More.

Interview with Brother Laz and the 0.9.13b/0.9.13c patches

Friday, November 2, 2012
Incgamers have posted an interview with Brother Laz, author of the Median XL mod for Diablo 2. He has been working with us to create Unique items in Path of Exile, and the interview discusses this process. We've deployed the 0.9.13b and 0.9.13c patches which have helped address minor issues that yesterday's 0.9.13 deployment introduced. Read More.

New website, 0.9.13 deployment and an interview!

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Today we deployed the 0.9.13 patch and the updated Path of Exile website. In addition to the wider layout, we're adding extra content such as the new landing page. The 0.9.13 patch adds PvP arenas. We're very interested in hearing your feedback and seeing the builds that you create. Note that you'll probably require dedicated PvP characters, because the ones that we've seen in our Alpha testing are brutally efficient at killing players who are unprepared :-) Read More.

Monsters of Act III, a focus group and 0.9.13 patch notes

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Incgamers have posted the second day in Path of Exile Week, which focuses on the monsters of Act III. Read More.

Path of Exile Week on Incgamers.com - Areas of Act III

Monday, October 29, 2012
It's Path of Exile Week over at Incgamers.com, featuring five days of special news and interviews. Today's feature is exclusive information about the Areas of Act III. Check it out for new backstory information and screenshots! Read More.

Build of the Week 14 and a portion of the 0.9.13 Patch Notes

Monday, October 29, 2012
We uploaded Build of the Week #14 over the weekend. It got a lot of great feedback! That may be related to the Act 3 content briefly shown at the end - we're not entirely sure. Read More.

Games.on.net Interview, race events and swag signing

Friday, October 26, 2012
I was interviewed by Tim from Games.on.net a few days ago. Today he posted the full transcript for your enjoyment! Read More.

Two weekend events and 0.9.13 passive reset confirmation

Thursday, October 25, 2012
We're running two three hour hardcore race events this weekend - a Europe-friendly party race and a solo turbo race at the regular time. Hopefully you can make one! Read More.

0.9.12x Patch Notes and PvP Arena rules

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
We deployed the 0.9.12x patch today. Its patch notes are here. Read More.

0.9.13 will be on Alpha today and 0.9.12x is on Beta tomorrow

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
0.9.13 is getting really close. We're literally right now preparing the deploy of the first version to the Alpha servers, so that the Alpha testers can help us find the major game-breaking bugs (for example, earlier today, potions didn't work) before we deploy it to Beta next week. Our current estimate for Beta deployment of the 0.9.13 patch is October 31, NZ time. Read More.

New Act Three Screenshot

Monday, October 22, 2012
Today we've got a screenshot of a new (currently unannounced) Act Three area! Read More.