About the Game (From the Steam Store Page)
You are an Exile, struggling to survive on the dark continent of Wraeclast, as you fight to earn power that will allow you to exact your revenge against those who wronged you. Created by hardcore gamers, Path of Exile is an online Action RPG set in a dark fantasy world. With a focus on visceral action combat, powerful items and deep character customization, Path of Exile is completely free and will never be pay-to-win.
Expectations and Prior Experience
I'm not sure what to expect. I've never really gotten into the whole MMO thing, and I'm not sure what makes Path of Exile different than a game like Dungeons and Dragons Online, but it came recommended by a good friend of mine, and I trust him not to lead me wrong (besides, he's agreed to play with me, so if this is some kind of trap, he'll fall into it as well).
Still, it's hard to go wrong with a fantasy-rpg, so I'm definitely optimistic.