I know very little about the game, but it seems interesting. I was kind of wondering what people typically play the game for, raiding, pvp, dungeons, etc? I have no idea what to even think about character building. I know I will probably play solo a lot unless there is like clan vs clan battles, large clan events, or something after max level. I do like the idea of being able to summon a ton of things. I just don’t know what combinations of classes/skills actually work well together, so Idk where to start. Thinking about building a character is pretty intimidating with how big the tree is. Late game I may play a support/tank type of character if I end up joining a group.
Can I reset my skill tree at max level to change my character?
Most of the players play solo, but often interacting with other players to trade and group sometimes. Guilds are a part of the game, joining a “noob” friendly guild can definitely help as you can ask all sorts of questions within the guild. There are stashes in the guild where players can share their stuff, but that’s about it for the guild function. People mainly use it as a community (a lot of streamers have their own guilds, etc.), there are no clan battles or raids, or any guild events.
Under builds, you can find different classes with various builds. If this is your first time playing the game, most likely, you won’t understand all of the mechanics built around the build and some of the rare equipment stats needed for the build. But just try to follow a simple one and see how far you can get, most people’s first few builds don’t turn out great at all. If you enjoy summoning, I can recommend you go to the witch class, and see some of the summoner builds there. But they can be confusing to beginners. After the story line (finishing up 10 acts), the true end game starts, where you can start farming different tiers of maps. A lot of players do that solo, but if you can find a group, you can potentially play a support role, where you are only supporting the other dps chars and casting out curses sometimes. Again, as a beginner, certain supporter builds will be confusing and hard to catch on.
As a beginner, I highly recommend watching EngineeringEternity’s poe beginner guide videos on Youtube. Although they may seem long, but they can definitely help you a lot and answer a lot of your questions. The community is pretty friendly, as you can ask question on global chat, reddit, or even join the POE official discord server for some questions. Of course, The in-game currency is available at the professional online gaming house. The interested gamers can buy poe exalted orbs from those professional online gaming houses in the most affordable cost.