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Path of Exile - South Africa Server!

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So Grinding Gear Games (New Zealand)'s Path of Exile (F2P (NOT pay to win) Diablo-like) are testing a South African server, they seem a bit hesitant so please if you can, show some support and thanks in the POE South Africa server thread on their official forum, Lord knows we need more local hosting, especially for great PC games.

You can test out the local instance by typing SouthAfrica (no space) in the login screen, you can grab the game for free on Steam.

Link to the thread to say thanks / pay respects:

Feedback and Suggestions - Server providers for South-Africa - Forum - Path of Exile

Update from the server dude - I don't think they expected such a big influx of locals:

"I've increased the capacity by a fair bit now. I'll leave it like this for a week while I evaluate stability and performance.

Also, what is the best gateway to fall back to when this is not available? It's currently set to Frankfurt, but it can be changed to London or Milan if that suits more people."
 
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Some no-commentary gameplay footage if you want to have a look without downloading.

 

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I really hope the local reaction is positive enough to make the server stick, great game, plays like a dream at low latency.
 
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So gave this a little try on the weekend with a mate, 2 others joined us later on & had latency spikes every 5 minutes.

Then I remembered this thread & jumping onto ZA servers turned everything around, game felt way more stable & responsive, so glad this exists & I remembered it. You can pop the server dude a big thanks from our side, haven't been this keen on a game in a long while.

It will now get demolished xD
 

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Love this! Can't wait for the next League. Hopefully, this server holds out for the duration of it.
 

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Jammed again last night, this game is properly growing on me. The gem system is a very welcoming alteration to structure & how things work.
 

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not playing much at the moment but will be playing at league start.

Moogle#0392 is my discord for those keen on maybe making a massive group waiting in queue to play lol
 

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Capacity has been tripled for testing over the 3.16 Scourge launch.

BOOH YEAH, league launch is goignt o be epic
 

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