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Torchlight II
Posted on June 21, 2012

At E3 we talked a little bit about some of the fixes we've been implementing following the beta. This week, we go more in depth on bugs we learned about and the changes we've made. Here's a breakdown of our work behind the scenes.

  • Re-worked the character skill pane arrangements to allow finer distribution of skills without being arranged in the classic 'tree' style. Passive skills are separated and unlock for investment much earlier.
  • Skills now get additional bonuses at ranks 5, 10 and 15 to reward increased investments.
  • Lots of individual skill tweaks and balances.
  • Torchlight I (Diablo 2 style) function-key skill binds are implemented
  • Skills can now be 'queued' and will execute when the previous attack or skill completes
  • Ping meter next to each party portrait so you can identify players with latency issues
  • Loads of bug fixes
  • Respec is now available throughout the game, and will allow you to respec any of the last three points spent for gold.
  • Fullscreen Windowed mode added
  • Additional connectivity fixes
  • Enchantment effects are now identifiable separate from standard effects in tooltips
  • Sorting button for player inventories
  • Merchant inventories are sorted by default
  • Map opacity now adjustable
  • Skill sets now swap with weaponsets
  • Tentative functionality for 'sniffing' cheaters so that you can block them.
  • Continued work on the finalizing the other acts
  • Improved some lackluster unique items identified by beta testers.
  • Increased the amount of health and mana 'stealing' weapons.
  • Improved the rollover information on equipment to provide more and clearer information.

What do you think about these changes? Discuss it in our forums!

Torchlight II
Posted on June 14, 2012

After reading through the nearly 3900 comments/entries to our Torchlight II soundtrack CD giveaway, we think it's fair to say that a lot of you are really excited to hear Matt Uelmen's work. We think the music is pretty amazing, but we might have a teensy bias.

After thinning down the list to make sure that each person only got a single entry, we let our random number generator pick the 25 lucky winners. The winners are being contacted via Facebook so we can get mailing addresses. If your name is on the list, but you don't see a message in your Facebook inbox within the next day, please send a direct message to the Torchlight II Facebook page and we'll sort it out. Without futher ado, those winners are:

  • Andrew Hall
  • Jeff Martz
  • David Rosca
  • Lesley Slade
  • Radim Vyležík
  • Yuri Fassio
  • John Barnes
  • Tom Van Dyke
  • Matt Miller
  • Shaun Perry
  • Tim Holgate
  • Joseph Lee Voyles
  • Lucas Hyytiäinen
  • Aaron Maupin
  • Dysson DeFoort
  • Ryan Landretti
  • Halen McCallum
  • Jessica Worden
  • Jessica Faulk
  • Luis E. Pérez
  • Wilson D. Lauseker
  • Charles Morris
  • João Oliveira
  • Chris Thompson
  • Randalf Donner

Congratulations to all of the lucky winners! Be sure to Like our Facebook page and be among the first to hear about giveaways like this in the future!

Torchlight II
Posted on June 7, 2012

Greetings from E3, where the weather is warm and sunny, the games are shiny, and we're giving away the Torchlight II soundtrack! This E3 we wanted to do something a little more special than the run of the mill swag. Something Torchlight-ier. Something resonant. What we came up with is Matt Uelmen's gorgeous soundtrack, in highest possible quality.

You may remember from an older news post that after the score was composed, it was recorded by a symphony in Slovakia. The score is at times lush, epic, dark, and always touched by Matt Uelmen's signature haunting 12-string guitar.

These are a very limited release, and we are giving away 25 copies to our fans! How can you get a copy? Very simply: be sure to Like our Facebook page (if you haven't yet - if you have tell your friends!) and comment on this post by Tuesday, June 12th at noon PDT. We will choose 25 lucky winners at random from your comments. Good luck, and have a great weekend!