A lot of features have been added to Path of Exile before the awakening expansion came out. Grinding Gear Games keep the game fresh continually while maintaining free-to-play status online, and doesn't seem like easily. However, with a loyal player base that has kept coming back for more, there is so much work to do. One of those additions is the Hideouts inclusion, which gives each player his/her own personal town of sorts.
To reach this point, Hideouts are awarded by level 3 Masters, so you have to get into the content in the Forsaken Masters expansion. You can invite NPCs into so you have your very own hub that can decorate and customize when you have a hideout, including 4 Masters. Visiting your hideout is a matter of typing hideout on your chat when in town or from any Waypoint.
It can be very own quest in a way with a number of things you can do to your hideout. Hideouts has their own unique look from a chosen tileset. Each master who will award hideouts have his/her own hideout and tileset, so you can talk to the one whose tileset you prefer. If you want, you can switch your hideout to a different one, and there's no penalty or any other drawback in doing so. For decorations and microtransactions, you can access them without difficulty, as they are placed in the hideout stash.
Without mentioning Masters, Hideouts can't be discussed since they all came out in the Forsaken Masters expansion and are intertwined in the game. Masters can offer daily missions that provide 250% of the Reputation and Favour of a normal mission in your hideout, so you want to do them definitely. They also sell Path of Exile Items, and their inventories refresh upon the start of a daily mission. The higher the Reputation level, the rarer the PoE Currency you get to buy. They also sell magic PoE items, such as poe exalted orb, with specially crafted mods unique to each Master.
In addition to the 4 masters you invite, without counting into that limit, Leo Redmane can be invited too. Certainly, this is dependent on your current Reputation level, the higher it is, and the more Masters you can invite to your hideout and more things you can do. The Masters have crafting benches to use for making your own stuff. You don't need the master present to use it, which is convenient upon receiving a crafting bench.
You can move and rotate them when editing, so you can have control over how you want your hideout to look. In either your hideout or in towns, you can purchase decorations for Favour from masters. After making it look right, you can let other players visit your hideout by having them right-click on your name and selecting "Visit Hideout". They can take time to appreciate your efforts in making your hideout reflect. More poe news, please check MmoGah.com.