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January 28th, 2020, 21:11
Max Schaefer announces Torchlight III formerly Torchlight Frontiers. He explains why they ditched free-to-play and microtransactions to a fixed price:

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January 28th, 2020, 22:32
Originally Posted by HiddenX View Post
Max Schaefer announces Torchlight III formerly Torchlight Frontiers. He explains why they ditched free-to-play and microtransactions to a fixed price:
Awesome news! Just replayed Torchlight II on the Switch (great port BTW) and thrilled for this one! As a ‘pay to win’ I was likely going to skip it, but as a premium I am all over it!
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January 28th, 2020, 22:55
So they scrapped the F2P microtransaction online idea? About time actually as I never liked it. So one final question will it still be an online only game? If so meh.
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January 28th, 2020, 23:00
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So they scrapped the F2P microtransaction online idea? About time actually as I never liked it. So one final question will it stilk be an online only game? If so meh.
He didn’t specifically say one way or the other - but based on some comments I read around, it looks like it will have online multiplayer but also single player offline gameplay as well.
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January 28th, 2020, 23:14
Brilliant. Loved both T1 & T2.
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January 28th, 2020, 23:24
I'm leery because they started with one design objective and then switch to another - not sure how that will impact the game.
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January 29th, 2020, 00:09
The game nobody asked for!
(don't mean to dump on anyone, but I don't get the attraction of yet another TL game)
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January 29th, 2020, 01:35
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The game nobody asked for!
(don't mean to dump on anyone, but I don't get the attraction of yet another TL game)
You say this, but don't call out the avernum series? come on now….I will like this game…
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January 29th, 2020, 02:35
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The game nobody asked for!
(don't mean to dump on anyone, but I don't get the attraction of yet another TL game)
That's okay because a lot of people do get the attraction.
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January 29th, 2020, 04:42
Played the alpha of Torchlight Frontiers, wasn't fun like Torchlight 1 & 2. Some of the new classes (please keep the Railmaster out of T3) and features were interesting, but overall wasn't enjoyable. I am curious to see what changes they make for Torchlight 3.

Answer to the online/offline question.
From the Torchlight 3 website FAQ:
Q: Will the game be always-online?
A: No. Players have the option to create online or offline characters. Online characters can only be played online, in order to ensure a cheat free experience for everyone participating in the connected game. Offline characters can be played without an internet connection.
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January 29th, 2020, 12:34
OMG! Torchlight III. will be Turn Based Tactical? OMG!!

Max successfully dug himself into a pension position and he is essentially explaining why his pension is justified to come from the Torchlight IP. Smart Man!
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January 29th, 2020, 14:05
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OMG! Torchlight III. will be Turn Based Tactical? OMG!!

Max successfully dug himself into a pension position and he is essentially explaining why his pension is justified to come from the Torchlight IP. Smart Man!
haha - yeah, well, imagine the realization that not only have you alienated and lost your established fan base, but your new product is failing to win over a new fanbase you hoped would bring you loads of money. So maybe the best thing is to try to come across as a 'hero' for your old fans.

Then again - I have been a fan of his stuff since 'Fate' … sure it is a slow evolution from Fate through Torchlight II, but each game is better than the last, and I have fun for relatively little money.
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That's okay because a lot of people do get the attraction.
Please elaborate!
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How about all games have a single huge lootbox you pay for up front that contains all the options, items, skins, unlocks etc? I'd pay for that!!
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You say this, but don't call out the avernum series? come on now….I will like this game…
I can't tell if this is serious. I never, *never* miss a chance to trash Spiderweb and that one game they've been released for the last hundred years.
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January 29th, 2020, 17:57
As long as I can opt out of any of the online garbage stuff, I'll give the third game a try, as I really enjoyed the first two games.
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January 29th, 2020, 18:51
For me Torchlight is a cartoon Diablo-lite.

It was even made by an ex-Blizzard employee.

Anyway glad to see the online part is optional now.
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January 29th, 2020, 19:24
The graphic style is just too repelling - never played the previous Torchlight games because of it.
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January 29th, 2020, 19:40
I will pass. ARPGs bore me sooner than later. If there are any online shenanigans they can keep anyway.
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January 29th, 2020, 19:48
I enjoyed Torchlight the first time, but then it became same old same old. I'll pass as well. It's probably more enjoyable for people not yet burned out on rogue-likes and blobbers. The pet was a good idea though.
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January 29th, 2020, 20:14
I did enjoy the first two games as I play clicknloots when I get bored. If they add tactical tb I will probably be all over it.
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