First off can I start by saying that I really enjoy last Epoch and by no means want to sound really negative towards the game. I’m going to attempt to give some constructive feedback on my time playing over the last few years.
I came across this game a few years ago whilst on my endless search for a game to replace sacred 1 & 2. Instantly it felt like this could be the one I’d been looking for. A unique style and quirky skills that you could do some crazy stuff with and try and create the character that you wanted. One of the other attactions of Sacred was that you could travel anywhere in the world as it was completly open world. Last Epoch didn’t offer the open world feel but I hoped as development went on that the game would go down that path.
As time has gone on I can’t help but feel that the game is moving away from what I hoped it would become. Don’t get me wrong, I still really enjoy playing but the unique and quirky design is being lessened with every patch. The early design ideas are slowly being removed one by one in favor of following the other big games in the genre. I can understand that a small team may not want to take risks but on the other hand please don’t follow the pack and lose what makes you stand out. Don’t be scared to go in your own direction.
The new skills being added feel similar to skills in other games and the resistance rework is now pretty much the same as PoE. The class passive tree’s feel far more restricted now compared to earlier versions and push you in a direction rather than let you try crazy things. I really feel that the passive tree’s need far more varied bonuses on them to allow more builds to open up. Coming up with a new build idea just to find that none of the passives will do anything for you doesn’t feel good. Skill tree’s also seem to have too many negative effects to every positive. I want to feel powerful without having such huge trade-offs.
If the devs do happen to read this, please don’t make this into another PoE. LE has so much potential and you need to stick to your guns and head in your own direction and take some risks. I know it’s going to be good and I’ll play the hell out of it but I can’t help feeling you might be playing it a little too safe.