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#1 Waughoo

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 03:04 PM

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The official Release Date for Torchlight II is Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Preorders are available with different bonus' available depending on your retailer for $19.99. Steam is offering Torchlight 1 free with your preorder, and are also offering their bulk 4-pack of T2 for $59.99.


From the Wiki

Torchlight II is an upcoming action role-playing game developed by Runic Games. It is the sequel to Runic's 2009 ARPG, Torchlight, and features peer-to-peer multiplayer support and extended modding capabilities. A release for Mac OS is planned for some time after the PC release. Runic Games originally estimated the PC version's release date to be sometime in 2011, but in November 2011 company president Travis Baldree announced the game release date would be pushed back to 2012 to allow time for further polishing and a beta test.

Gameplay

Like the original Torchlight, Torchlight II will feature randomly-generated dungeons for the player to explore, and numerous types of monsters to fight for experience and loot. Torchlight II maintains the same basic gameplay as its predecessor, but features overland areas with multiple hub towns, and a longer campaign. Other new features include time of day cycles, weather effects, and a redesigned user interface. Players will be able to customize character appearance with choice of sex, face, and hair style. Additionally, several elements from the first game will be returning, such as pets, fishing, and a retirement system.

Character classes

The game will feature four playable character classes. The Engineer (formerly known as the Railman) is a heavy melee fighter who uses ember-powered steampunk technology; the Outlander is a wandering nomad who uses ranged weapons and "low magic". The Berserker uses quick attacks and animal-themed special powers, and the Embermage is a highly trained spell-casting class with elemental attacks. The three classes from the original Torchlight do not return as playable characters, although they are present in the game world as NPCs.

Multiplayer

As stated in the trailer for Torchlight 2, Runic games have announced that they "heard their [the fans'] pleas" and criticism concerning the fact that Torchlight was a lonely experience without co-op. In addition to single-player mode, an all-new cooperative multiplayer mode has been promised, supporting both internet and LAN play. Runic has not yet decided on the maximum number of players per game, but Runic co-founder Max Schaefer stated that in their testing, groups of 2-4 players gave the best experience.





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#2 frostybroc

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:06 PM

I'm looking forward to this. Part 1 was great.

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#3 kijib

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:23 PM

Unlike D3, TL2 will have full mod support so I expect it to have a much longer shelf life than D3 and plus it doesn't have always online drm

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:24 PM

Unlike D3, TL2 will have full mod support so I expect it to have a much longer shelf life than D3 and plus it doesn't have always online drm


Those weren't even the issues with D3. The game was just not fun. They promoted playing by yourself and the itemization was fucking awful. All the mod support in the world couldn't save that mess.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:35 PM

Man, bought the first one on xbox, loved it. Sold very well, they should release it for consoles. I certainly wouldn't mind.

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#6 crystalklear64

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:47 PM

Those weren't even the issues with D3. The game was just not fun. They promoted playing by yourself and the itemization was fucking awful. All the mod support in the world couldn't save that mess.

mod out the unfun.

checkmate.


as for torchlight 2, well i own torchlight and i played for about (edit: checked steam, 11 minutes!) before deciding that just about every other diablo clone including diablo itself, was more engaging. t2 looks to be very similar just with multiplayer, and the classes do not appeal to me. also while the art direction is consistent for the series, i do not care for it. given the many alternatives i just can;t see myself playing this unless some spectacular mods appear that change the feel of the game.

i would like to like it, but all signs point to it not being for me.

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#7 Supremacy

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:53 AM

Played TL2 beta and really enjoyed it. I was hoping it'd come out before school starts but I don't think that's going to happen.

#8 Waughoo

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:17 AM

I've got several friends who have this preordered already. So it's looking like I'll have groups to play with. I pulled all that info off the Wiki, so I dont know how accurate it is, but I'm hoping the max party size will be 6. 4 just isnt enough IMO cause you occasionally end up with a 5th person unable to play, but 8 seems like it'd be too much going on at once.
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#9 retrad

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:59 AM

you know ill end up buying this when it has a firm release date... i just dont buy things that dont have a rls date as its just a waste of time.

If it comes out anywhere near borderlands 2 i probably wont bother picking it up for several months anyway as that will take up my time.

I dont know what the release issues with torchlight 2 are but they sure as hell missed a golden opportunity to beat the pants off diablo 3 which I own and is a terrible terrible game. Talk about a major F-up imo.
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#10 itachiitachi

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:53 PM

as for torchlight 2, well i own torchlight and i played for about (edit: checked steam, 11 minutes!) before deciding that just about every other diablo clone including diablo itself, was more engaging. t2 looks to be very similar just with multiplayer, and the classes do not appeal to me. also while the art direction is consistent for the series, i do not care for it. given the many alternatives i just can;t see myself playing this unless some spectacular mods appear that change the feel of the game.

I played the the torchlight 2 beta and loved it. Then I went played torchlight 1 for the first time and didn't really care for it. I feel like the two games play differently, torchlight 1 felt grinddy, probably because all the environments, enemies, ect... where very similar. I didn't get that feeling from tourchlight 2 at all.

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#11 crystalklear64

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:48 AM

well i am avoiding it based solely on #1 so thats the first ive heard of it not looking like 1.

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#12 Morphx2

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:10 AM

its cool waughoo, keep playing games that your other friends dont play!

#13 8amoreno

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:34 AM

One of my writers wrote up a preview of torchlight 2, check it out here:

http://www.gamers-as...-torchlight-ii/

#14 Waughoo

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 03:05 AM

its cool waughoo, keep playing games that your other friends dont play!


I kinda have to pick games where if I have to suddenly leave for 5-10 minutes, it doesnt screw everyone else over. Thats part of why I was in D3, so I could just TP back to town when I'm needed elsewhere.
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#15 Jodou

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:00 AM

as for torchlight 2, well i own torchlight and i played for about (edit: checked steam, 11 minutes!)

I'll raise you 27 hours. At least that's all I put into it to beat it. Even D3 got 200 hours of play or more from me. I can safely wait until it's on sale for $2.50 or something.

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#16 itachiitachi

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:34 PM

well i am avoiding it based solely on #1 so thats the first ive heard of it not looking like 1.

It still has the same graphics style, there just seem to be a wider variety in the of things to see in the beta. The whole outdoors thing gave much more of an exploring feel, the level design felt more like titan's quest to me.

I'd recommend trying out the demo when the game comes out.

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#17 Waughoo

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:42 AM

Graphics can be modded out anyhow. T1 had a few really good retextures. I'm curious how the game will handle mods yet still allow multiplayer though.
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#18 Waughoo

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 01:51 PM

They are getting close to releasing T2.
Here is the 'not a blog redux' on the status of the game. The guy who does these updates had laid out a basic plan on what they are trying to get finished before release. He finished up skill trees, and now is helping out with Act III polishing. Act I and II are done already. I think they said 'polishing' is basically just working on the bosses and mini bosses in each act. After Act III all they have left is IV and they should be ready to release.
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#19 theytookourjobz

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:55 AM

Summer 2012 my ass. This shit needs to come out already!

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:33 AM

Summer 2012 my ass. This shit needs to come out already!


Summer ends September 21st, so they're still in their window.

#21 Waughoo

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 03:30 PM

They are announcing the release date this week at some point, and are still aiming for Summer.
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#22 Waughoo

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 04:27 AM

The official Release Date for Torchlight II is Thursday, September 20th, 2012
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#23 crystalklear64

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 04:35 AM

lol cutting it close

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#24 SEH

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:40 AM

I know its technically Summer, but I really don't consider the end of September "Summer". Also, I was going to pick this up, but unfortunately for them they decided two days after Borderlands 2 was a good idea, so yeah, I'll be waiting as I'll be playing BL2.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 03:47 PM

Yikes too close to Borderlands 2. Well I'll pick this up eventually!

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 04:59 PM

Not bad! Will probably pick this up day one. Co-op!!!!!!!!

#27 Jodou

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 04:38 PM

The official Release Date for Torchlight II is Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Ouch. Hope they make their money in the first week because sales will nosedive a week later. I know I wouldn't waste the money on it with Borderlands 2 coming out right after it.

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#28 SEH

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 08:38 PM

Ouch. Hope they make their money in the first week because sales will nosedive a week later. I know I wouldn't waste the money on it with Borderlands 2 coming out right after it.


BL2 comes out before it actually. Two days before.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 10:06 PM

Ouch. Hope they make their money in the first week because sales will nosedive a week later. I know I wouldn't waste the money on it with Borderlands 2 coming out right after it.


Same I would have waited for a sale because I'll probably be busy with other stuff until Feb 2013.

#30 Jodou

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 02:48 AM

BL2 comes out before it actually. Two days before.

Oh duh, I don't know why I thought it comes out the 25th.

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