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« on: May 15, 2012, 04:01:18 PM »

Torchlight 1 seemed to be quite a hit with the DC crowd last time around, and Torchlight 2 is scheduled to be released sometime this July.

Torchlight 2 is available for pre-order right now, and they're offering 4-packs (buy 3 get 1 free). This might be a good place to organize group-buys of 4-packs.
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012, 08:01:04 PM »

sounds like a good bargain! Thmbsup
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2012, 08:17:59 PM »

I took 3 copies and lanux took one, so that's one 4-pack taken care of. If anyone else wants to use this thread to organize a group-buy, please feel free.

Also, this thread can also host general discussion about Torchlight 2. Thmbsup
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2012, 04:51:02 AM »

I preordered a four pack as well, one for me and one for each of my kids. Diablo III looks a whole lot like it.
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2012, 04:18:47 AM »

the devs are holding a stress test beta from May 18th-22nd.. click here for info on signing up for this weekend beta!

http://www.torchlight2gam...ming-weekend-stress-test/
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2012, 07:40:28 AM »

Aw what? I also got myself a 4 pack. If anyone wants in just give me a shout out.

And that's them. Ain't got no more games guys.
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2012, 11:32:30 AM »

How much for one copy through the 4-pack?
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2012, 09:36:50 PM »

the devs are holding a stress test beta from May 18th-22nd.. click here for info on signing up for this weekend beta!

http://www.torchlight2gam...ming-weekend-stress-test/


Note that even though it's called a "weekend" beta, it actually lasts until sometime on Tuesday. I think I just signed up for the beta on the 15 and I got accepted to this weekend beta, so chances seem pretty good that if you sign up you'll get in.
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2012, 09:45:19 PM »

just finished the beta. played as an Outlander with a panther for a pet (named him Keaton). couldn't try single-player nor LAN play for the beta but the MP connected well and i found myself playing with ease.

and as Deozaan mentioned it's on until Tuesday so if some DC'ers could join in, then it'd be much more fun. thumbs up
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2012, 01:50:14 AM »

Somebody on the Steam forums asked if they should buy Diablo 3 or Torchlight 2. This is their question and my response:

I've never played a Diablo game in my life (gasp) and the new game seems to be a success, so hey, why not try out the latest title in one of the most popular PC franchises of all time?

However, I've put 70 hours on the original Torchlight...liked everything about it, but got boring for me.

It's summer and I would like to spend some time outdoors, so I only have room for one game.

T2 or D3?

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- Never played Diablo
- Really liked Torchlight
- Don't want to buy both

This article may be helpful:

5 Reasons Torchlight 2 is a Better Bang for your Buck than Diablo 3

I'd like to reiterate the points that Simian_ made, including the fact that you can actually get a 4-pack of Torchlight 2 (which comes with 4 copies of Torchlight 1) so you and 3 friends can enjoy playing together, for the same price as Diablo 3.

I played the beta of Diablo 3 and while I enjoyed it, it was different enough from Diablo 2 to make me wonder how fun it would be in the long term. I'm talking mostly about character/skill progression. It felt too limited to me. Too controlling of what skills I would use, when I would use them, and how powerful they would be. As I said: I enjoyed playing the Diablo 3 beta but it made me wonder how much I'd enjoy it in a full playthrough.

I've also played the beta of Torchlight 2, and I really, really like it.

To be honest, I didn't really enjoy Torchlight 1. I just couldn't get into it because of the lack of multiplayer. The hacking and slashing and acquisition of shiny new loot didn't appeal to me if I couldn't share the experiences and show off my cool new equipment with my friends. But Torchlight 2 fixes that, and also fixes some of my other big complaints about TL1--such as the game pausing and making you click a dialog box (in the middle of a boss fight, for example) so you can acknowledge that your pet returned from town with some money. That, to me, was totally unnecessary and immersion breaking. It completely interrupted the flow of gameplay. But that's been fixed in TL2.

Anyway, in my opinion, TL2 is much more like Diablo 2 in terms of gameplay and fun (which is a good thing!) than Diablo 3 is. Having been a fan of the Diablo series and not really being a fan of Torchlight 1, I would recommend to my friends to go for TL2 over Diablo 3 if they had to choose.
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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2012, 03:11:08 AM »

How much for one copy through the 4-pack?
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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2012, 03:35:55 AM »

How much for one copy through the 4-pack?

Try sending a PM to p3lb0x, since he's the one with the 4-pack. But I think the answer is $15. ($60 / 4)
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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2012, 08:14:36 PM »

The beta got extended until Thursday.

Beta Update! The #Torchlight2 beta will be ENDING on Thursday 5/24. Get your game on now while you can before release! Thank you everyone!
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« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2012, 04:13:12 PM »

Torchlight 2's release date to be announced soon.. hmm..

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August 31 kicks off of our favorite con, PAX Prime, and we'll be there to show Torchlight II and tell everyone the official Torchlight II launch date!
http://www.torchlight2gam...08/24/one-week-until-pax/
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« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2012, 01:47:39 AM »

Torchlight 2's release date to be announced soon.. hmm..

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August 31 kicks off of our favorite con, PAX Prime, and we'll be there to show Torchlight II and tell everyone the official Torchlight II launch date!
http://www.torchlight2gam...08/24/one-week-until-pax/

Woohoo!
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« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2012, 05:23:02 AM »

I am getting angry with this: developers changing release dates and saying they did not tell them in the past.
First it was July, then "Summer 2012" (in fact it may mean December - AFAIK that's summer in Australia) and now "we will tell you soon".

I know development needs time and I know I am whining here but - seriously - if I treat my landlord same way, I would be living in cardboard box pretty quickly.
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« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2012, 01:04:47 AM »

don't forget, earlier it was due for release in November or December 2011... "unless someone on the team dies" [see link below].

http://www.joystiq.com/20...011-barring-death-or-ill/
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« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2012, 01:17:27 AM »

Looks like they're imitating Blizzard very well then. Thmbsup
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« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2012, 05:46:13 AM »

Quote from: runicgames
The official Release Date for Torchlight II is Thursday, September 20th, 2012.
http://forums.runicgames....opic.php?f=30&t=32505
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« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2012, 02:05:30 PM »

I'm excited. (c: Thmbsup
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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2012, 05:00:42 PM »

If you pre-ordered on Steam, you should be able to preload Torchlight2 now. smiley

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« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2012, 07:22:09 PM »

If you pre-ordered on Steam, you should be able to preload Torchlight2 now. smiley

thanks! much awaited news!  Thmbsup
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« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2012, 05:02:55 PM »

 cheesy Thmbsup

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« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2012, 05:50:00 PM »

Can't wait to play this game. ^^
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« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2012, 12:24:36 PM »

It might be a good idea to register your copy of Torchlight 2 (if you've already bought it) for online play before the big rush on Thursday:

https://secure.runicgames...nt/register/torchlight-ii
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