So the release of PoE is relatively imminent, 2 months or so. Its been an amazing roller-coaster ride. Some of us have been following this game since KS release and some of us have participated in the Beta, kudos to those Beta testers who probably had some frustrating moments but ultimately helped contribute constructively towards the stability of the overall gaming experience for non-Beta testers like me
But my question is when PoE is first released there will still be some understandable technical issues. And Obsidian, as most software companies do, will release that first initial patch\update after about month or so..so my question is who is going to wait for that first patch before playing. Or are you far too excited and will be playing PoE the moment its released
I generally wait for that first patch
we already paid for the game, so is unlikely we wait. kickstarter backing is different. nevertheless, for any traditional purchase o' a crpg, we always wait until at least the first major post-release patch before considering a purchase... and day 1 or day 3 patchings is not what we means by a first patch. we waited a full year to buy me3 and that were an excellent choice in retrospect. by waiting you almost invariably gets a more stable game. frequently you also manage to get a cheaper game as price drops after a couple months is extreme common. with me3, by waiting we got dlc and other additional content for free. by delaying your purchase, you also send a message to the developers that you ain't gonna pay for an under-cooked beta release masquerading as finished product. complain 'bout buggy day 1 release but continue to buy day 1 releases is making your complaints about buggy releases rather impotent.
if you haven't backed via kickstarter, we see no good reason to buy the game any earlier than the first major patch... and more likely you can wait for first major price drop. am realizing that if more folks took Gromnir advice it would hurt obsidian, but am speaking to bruce as a fellow consumer o' crpgs.
HA! Good Fun!