Quote from PolrayneCombat
It just feels a little slow and clunky. I watched one of Force's videos and he mentioned that closed beta players said that combat improves as you level - through attack speed, etc. Force then stated that it just felt off overall. I agree. It seems like certain mobs do not become "active" to target as quickly as they should - they are on the screen, but you get a feeling of "missing" them when you click. The spells themselves (played a witch) also missed on a regular basis, which seemed to be a hit chance thing, rather than me miss-clicking. I feel like the combat in D3 just has more style and responds faster. Mobs move quicker and have more in their arsenal than what I encountered in PoE.
I have been in PoE beta since Diablo 3 beta and I must say your thoughts are spot on with mine about the combat. Ive had a couple characters up around 50s and 60s and the combat still feels very stiff and meh. Mabye I was playing it wrong (there shouldnt be a wrong way to play a game but whatever) and should have focused on attack speed more.
The loot system is a double sided sword in my opinion. For those that have some luck and time, they can get some amazing gear rolled just the way they like it. For people that have no luck, myself included the loot system constantly kicks me in the groin then mocks me.
To be fair, since it went into open beta, Im going to give it one or two more chance to be a game that I would play before I write it off as a decent game that just does not do it for me.