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Torchlight Frontiers

Posted: 17 Aug 2018, 07:00
by Mugsy
Interesting...


Re: Torchlight Frontiers

Posted: 17 Aug 2018, 23:07
by Nekosan
Is that a MOBA?

Re: Torchlight Frontiers

Posted: 18 Aug 2018, 00:22
by Mugsy
It looks like a MOBA but it'll stay true to it's roots as an ARPG MMO:

https://www.usgamer.net/articles/torchl ... ight-games

Re: Torchlight Frontiers

Posted: 18 Aug 2018, 11:04
by Mythor
Cautiously optimistic about this, since Max Schaefer's involved and it's not just some random development team. Would love a new Torchlight to play, but it sounds like we'll be waiting a while still. :(

Re: Torchlight Frontiers

Posted: 18 Aug 2018, 12:31
by Mugsy
Same.

I enjoyed the first Torchlight but I've still yet to finish Torchlight 2 (though, have it installed on my tablet/netbook). The biggest problem with the ARPGs the "Blizzard North" guys made (well the ones I've played) is that the skill system is too restrictive. Spend too many skill points unlocking skills to try and you lose points to spend on those you want to specialise in. And a flexible respec system isn't available natively most of the time.

I hope in this game, the skills in the skill tree will automatically unlock as you level up so you can try them out and that it's only after unlocking all skills that you start accumulating skill points (say, 2 per level) so you can start specialising in your chosen skill. There shouldn't be any reason to look up guides from the start to avoid stuffing up one's build if they design the skill system to be more flexible.

Re: Torchlight Frontiers

Posted: 21 Aug 2018, 16:36
by Mythor

It definitely looks like a game. I guess.

Re: Torchlight Frontiers

Posted: 21 Aug 2018, 21:55
by Mugsy
A few things I hope this game has...

- cross platform play (my bro's firmly on PS4 now and I'm not gonna get/play on one... given Sony's stance on cross platform, I don't see this happening but it would be cool if it was supported)
- clan support
- proper large towns and the ability to party up in game (I like playing with a clan but I wouldn't mind having friends/non-clan players around to group up with)
- unlimited skill resets... you know my stance on changing builds easily
- more stash space than they've had in the past... Torchlight games haven't had much stash space (at least not without making mules)

Re: Torchlight Frontiers

Posted: 30 Aug 2018, 21:41
by Mugsy
They're looking at making this F2P like PoE!!!!!


Re: Torchlight Frontiers

Posted: 30 Aug 2018, 23:39
by Mythor
Figured it'd be F2P, if not at launch then some months later!

Re: Torchlight Frontiers

Posted: 31 Aug 2018, 06:51
by Mugsy
Yeah, it's why I think we'll see Diablo 3 get a F2P conversion like Starcraft 2 got come Blizzcon.

Re: Torchlight Frontiers

Posted: 01 Sep 2018, 08:14
by Mugsy

Re: Torchlight Frontiers

Posted: 01 Sep 2018, 14:04
by Mugsy
Good vid from Max Shaefer and the team behind this game...