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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 8:40PM Alex Oglitchkin said

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I'll be getting them both. So I double win!

Posted: Dec 15th 2011 11:04AM TheAngryIntern said

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@Alex Oglitchkin Same here!
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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 8:40PM Lucidus said

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No pointless constant online connection needed, moddability -- I know the winner.

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 10:55PM Macabre 13 said

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@Lucidus

Pointless online connection? You obviously never played D1 or D2 online. Access to the full client (required for offline SP) is part of what makes hacking a game ridiculously easy. You either never play online, or you love cheating if you think this move is pointless...

Mods? Great, but you take the bad with the good, which includes hacking, trainers, dupes, etc. If that's your thing, knock yourself out...

In other words:
TL2 = Cheater's Playground
D3 = Purist's Sanctuary
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Posted: Dec 15th 2011 12:51AM cforciea said

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@Macabre 13

Yes, pointless. I did play Diablo 2. I couldn't take my single player character onto closed battle.net servers. I also could play the game single player if I didn't have an internet connection at the time. So yes, requiring an internet connection for single player is ridiculous.
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Posted: Dec 15th 2011 1:03AM Alph said

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@Lucidus
Agreed. One seems to be moving forward in the name of fun. The other seems to be moving forward in the name of greed.
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Posted: Dec 15th 2011 11:08AM TheAngryIntern said

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@cforciea OK, fair enough. But it's 2011...how often are you *REALLY* somewhere with a computer capable of playing a game like D3 and NOT have an internet connection?
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Posted: Dec 15th 2011 1:07PM Ergonomic Cat said

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@TheAngryIntern A stable, accessible, unlimited internet connection you mean. You'd be surprised how often one of those is lacking for normal people.

And if want to hack my sp game, why shouldn't I be able to? Sometimes I want to try a new build without fully leveling a character and collecting all the gear. Sometimes my son wants to play, and I'd like to make it easier for him. Sometimes I want a level of nothing but succubi. It's not as simple as sp==cheater.
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Posted: Dec 15th 2011 1:35PM Ehra said

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@cforciea

What ever gave you the idea that Diablo 3 was a single player game?
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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 8:41PM Amlin said

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D3 Beta was awesome, wizard is incredibly fun to play around with so I absolutely can't wait for the game to come out. Now I've also played Torchlight 1 and one of the prime things about it that I loved was the modding community that Runic embraces.

People have come up with amazing skin mods to totally custom classes like: Airbenders, Valkyries, Vampires, Spongebob. I don't think I'll see something crazy like that from D3. Then again Torchlight is pretty lighthearted like WoW so I expect that humor and craziness from the playerbase.

I'll tell ya though I like both on equal terms under their own unique qualities. Asking me to pick...I can't do it, they're both awesome games.

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 8:42PM J45neoboy said

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I dont plan on getting either but if I had to choose, I would go with Torchlight based off that graph

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 8:48PM Derekisazombie said

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I can't even believe a website would have the audacity to even create such an article.

Diablo 3 will reign and Torchlight will be a few days get away until D3 is out. Then D3 will be continuously played for years and years past Torchlight.

end of discussion!

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 8:55PM Lucidus said

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@Derekisazombie Since you know the future... what's tomorrow's lotto numbers?
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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 9:07PM PaladinLeo said

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@Derekisazombie Fanboi Much?

Ontopic...I would like to play both....I played....(shock and awe) Torchlight on 360 and enjoyed...very nice...had no MP :( but was still very fun and very easy to use...
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Posted: Dec 15th 2011 7:21AM Derekisazombie said

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@Lucidus Well I can't tell you anything for sure but I'm pretty sure in the future you guys will have absolutely no sense of humor and won't be any fun to be around. CAUSE IT WAS A DAMN JOKE!
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Posted: Dec 15th 2011 8:40AM (Unverified) said

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@Derekisazombie
"I can't even believe a website would have the audacity to even create such an article."
I had the same reaction, but not for such a ridiculous reason.
These comparison articles are stupid, plain and simple.
They do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING but act as the ignition for more pointless goddamn bickering between Blizz fanboys and jaded Ex Blizz Fanboys.
Here's a novel idea, how about you let the players DECIDE FOR THEMSELVES.
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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 8:56PM (Unverified) said

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No constant online connection needed.
No hidden fees masquerading as RMT transactions.

Yea I'll be going with TL2.

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 9:08PM Dratyan said

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Runic Games is being better than Blizzard(mods, no perma-online), but Diablo is obviously superior. Torchlight is more of a joke game, I just can't take it too seriously. That doesn't mean it won't be fun/good, but I want a more serious game and that has a plot(the first Torchlight didn't really have one), so I'll buy Diablo 3 on release and wait for TL2 to be on a Steam sale.

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 9:25PM Foobar1923 said

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Always online anyways, so constant internet connection doesnt matter at all

moddability.....meh, trivial

D3 wins, hands down

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 10:17PM Apakal said

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@Foobar1923

Mods are far from trivial. They're an admission by developers that no one can realistically make the perfect game for everyone. So they give the community the tools and the means to make the game perfect in any particular player's eyes.

Now, I understand why D3 can't realistically allow mods, but in my opinion those reasons (RMT auction house namely) are already negative, so its really just another turd in the punch bowl.

I played D and D2, and I've watched Blizzard morph WoW into the cash-grubbing monster it is now. I really just don't have faith in the company nor do I think their priorities truly lie in making an amazing game before making an amazing pile of cash (which lie hand in hand, but the later can unfortunately be had without the former) by riding their name and their franchises. I can't say the same about Runic.
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