Originally Posted by Fishpicker
I prefer the graphics in PoE over D3. The art direction is better and I like not having particle effects all over the screen. The monsters, human enemies, armors, and weapons have a more classic dungeon crawler design than D3 does. I lost interest in playing Diablo after I saw the character costume videos several months ago. It looked very WOWish.
I love PoE so far but I hope they can add a lot more magic (blue) skill gems. There are a lot of useful cold spells but the fire and lighting spells are too few. It would be nice to cast spells other than just elemental magic or summoning minions too.
My cold Templar build is the most powerful I could come up with. In the passives tree I just chased down cold magic bonuses. once you have most of them, you can do 600+ dps in cold spells with the right support gems.
I started a maurauder. I wanted to try to be (somewhat) original and build a two hander right out of the gate. Turns out all the Maurauders i saw in town were 2 handers.
I have ample red gems right now, only 1 green, and about 8 billion open blue slots in my gear.