The Path Of Exile Harvest League Mechanics Won’t Be Appearing In The Base Game Says Grinding Gear
Last month, Grinding Gear Games rolled out the limited-time Harvest League for Path of Exile which is proving to be one of the most popular Leagues ever released for the fantasy MMORPG. Unfortunately, the developers say that the current League’s mechanics won’t be making it into the base game anytime soon.
“When we designed Harvest, we wanted to experiment with a more deterministic crafting system that would enable players to access powerful items earlier in their character progression,” explains Grinding Gear. “In this sense, we feel that the crafting system has been very successful. However, at the top end of gameplay, Harvest has made it too easy to gain very powerful items that previously required a lot more work and investment to acquire. This was acceptable for a temporary challenge league but poses problems for the long-term health of Path of Exile's item economy if allowed to remain in its current state.”
It doesn’t necessarily mean that bringing the mechanics to the base game isn’t possible, it’ll just take a lot of time and effort to adapt it for the base game. “All of these changes are too time-consuming to implement immediately. We would like Harvest to be core in the future, but we are not yet sure of what that would look like. In summary, if you're enjoying Harvest in its current form, be sure to take advantage of it while you can!”
More information can be found on the Path of Exile official site.