In middle of my first play through and enjoying it. Veteran, upscale critical path shifter/nalpazca. At level 8 and finally left Nekata, which was surprisingly challenging ... definitely harder than I expected based on months of observing forum discussion. Though I am assuming as I get higher in level and go exploring off the critical path things will be much easier.
Anyway, a somewhat random question part one ..
which do you think would provide the bigger challenge,
a) Classic, upscale all? Or
b) Veteran not up-scaled?
same question but for:
a) Veteran upscale all? Or
b) PotD not up-scaled?
Just so you know where I am coming from I like a challenge but I dont like to be frustrated. I am a good strategist but not a great one -- played these games (eg infinity engine, Nerverwinter, etc) for twenty years and therefore know my way around an RPG. Played PoE 1 maybe 6 times. but I also have limited play time so reloading boss fights more than twice just becomes a headache. I am happy with my Veteran Upscale Critical for now, but already wondering what will be optimal for me down the road.