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586  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The sports thread- 2012 edition on: October 09, 2012, 09:10:13 PM
1.  DC gets its first playoff baseball in almost 80 years. 
2.  Make the first home game of those playoffs available only on the MLB Network (as in, not local television or basic cable)
3.  Profit?

Fuck you, baseball TV blackouts. 
587  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 05, 2012, 07:46:13 AM
The Five Guys at Dulles Airport opens at 6:30 AM. I love America.
588  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Torchlight 2 on: October 03, 2012, 12:22:52 PM
Brilliant.

Currently rolling a summoning Outlander. Starting out just throwing around debuffs, but I know it'll get better when I have more points into Bane Breath and learn Stone Pact. Still Act 1 on Veteran.
589  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: October 01, 2012, 11:22:22 AM
Beat Torchlight II a second time with a Berserker and it was way fun. Berserker has so many ways to boost attack speed, move speed, attack chains, and critical hit rate that you will cut swathes through mobs while your attacks ripple from foe to foe; it's fast and exhilarating. Next I'm going to try an Outlander ranged+support build designed for team play.

I also want to start up another backlogged game; thinking Rogue Galaxy or Valkyria Chronicles. Gonna be good times.
590  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: September 27, 2012, 01:15:47 AM
I don't mind the term hipster Diablo.  Not only is it sort of accurate, it makes me want to go out, buy a 24 of PBR, and make a drinking game out of it.  Drink when you level, drink when you gain Fame, drink when you kill a boss or champion, finish your can if any of those happen simultaneously.  Over/under for blacking out is around 2.5 hours.  Let's do this. 

Look, I wrote that first post shortly after hearing the podcast and I got a little pissy because I'm a fanboy.  You did admit that you thought T2 could very well be a good game, but you also nearly turned a discussion of T2 into a defense of D3 (Torchlight 2 is "the game that everybody will say is better than Diablo III regardless of whether or not it is better than Diablo III") and compared T2 fans to disenchanted True Crime apologists hating on Grand Theft Auto.  You used a version of the "I'm just sayin'" defense, which everyone knows is bullshit, and two of the podcasters (I think Robbie and Stephen?) sounded more derisive than anything else. 

So yeah, I'm playing the **** out of T2 because A) I'm a big fan of the first Torchlight, B) I really liked all three Diablo games, but prefer T1 to all three, and C) I like Diablo clones in general, so of course I'll enjoy a $20 one that's the sequel to my favorite Diablo clone.  ****, I'll probably even try out Sacred 3, that's how much of a sucker I am. 
591  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: a quandry about rpg stories. on: September 26, 2012, 09:39:52 AM
Yes.
592  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Disgaea: Makai Collection announced on: September 26, 2012, 06:38:53 AM
I'm normally interested in anything Disgaea related (even Disgaea Infinite), but... I dunno about this one....
593  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Torchlight 2 on: September 25, 2012, 07:09:56 AM
I beat the game last night with my Engineer, but I had one unfulfilled quest - I had found a set of Robot Parts in Act 2 and wasn't sure what they did.  I looked them up after finishing the game, and realized I had missed out on a major sidequest!  I won't quote it here in case someone wants to avoid it for spoilers' sake, but if you find all five pieces by completing obscure, arbitrary tasks, then you unlock a secret stage in Act 3 with bosses from the first Torchlight.  Torchlight Wiki on Robot Parts
594  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 24, 2012, 11:45:35 PM
Beat Torchlight II, level 55 Engineer.  Focused on 2H weapons, Flame Hammer, Ember Hammer, Healing Bot, and a BUNCH of passive skills.  I put one early point in Seismic Slam but it stayed there.  Of the Engineers 9 passives, I had points in 6 of them.  Probably should be 7, since I didn't get much mileage out of Seismic Slam, and my ratio of Flame Hammers to Ember Hammers was in the neighborhood of 30 to 1.  MVP skill is a tie between Flame Hammer and Heal Bot.  The former is maybe the best level 1 starting skill I've ever used in my RPG lifetime, and I can't possibly think of a TL2 Engineer that doesn't need a Healing Bot. 

So, my favorite parts of Diablo Clones are getting loot, making character builds, and multiplayer.  Torchlight II absolutely DOMINATES all three categories, and has nice detail and variety in its maps and dungeons.  It's not fair to compare it to a grand open world game with a superior map like Dark Souls or even a good Zelda game, but it's way better than Diablo Dos and just about every other Diablo Clone that I've ever played.  I fuckin' love this game and I've already started a dual-wielding Berserker build, a tri-element Embermage build, and a second Engineer build that's a bit more of a tank. 
595  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: September 24, 2012, 11:36:01 PM
I think you'll find that plenty of us on staff are T2 fans. We just weren't on the podcast this time.
Yeah, I know.  I was anticipating a little TL2 discussion with some interest, and got incensed when a few staff seemed to dismiss it.  I overreacted. 
596  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: September 24, 2012, 09:13:14 PM
Hey, thanks for assuming Torchlight II's success is no more than a referendum on Diablo III.  Some of us aren't playing Torchlight II because it isn't Diablo III; maybe they're playing Torchlight II because they liked the original Torchlight?  I understand that Torchlight will always be compared to Diablo - the comparisons from TL1 to D1 and TL2 to DL2 are numerous bordering on mimicry - but I think that the podcast team (mostly Robbie) was being a little unfair.  It's cool if some of you aren't interested in Torchlight II and think Diablo III is unfairly hated, but come on.  
597  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 22, 2012, 01:37:10 PM
Torchlight II is Diablo Dos, except better.  I'm early in act III and loving every second.  Surface comparisons are kinda hilarious:

- One of the main characters from predecessor becomes corrupted / insane, leaves a trail of destruction in his wake, starting with the original game's town
- First act is forest & hills, second act is desert and ruins, third act is big ol' swamp. 
- Mage class's three skill trees are Fire/Ice/Lightning
- Identify scrolls and Rejuvenation Potions are exactly like Diablo II

Look, I know those are trivial bullshit, but it's an easy comparison to make.  Luckily, Torchlight II is far superior in combat, loot, skills, spells, pets, visuals, color pallet, and customization.  My only complaints are 1) tricky to make a pure auramancer class as there are maybe two real aura skills; 2) elemental resistances play a MAJOR role for certain parts of the game (re: I'm in stage full of poison and it hurts bad - playing on Veteran difficulty); and 3) The Destroyer just sits there moping at the starting point for the whole game (so far). 
598  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 20, 2012, 10:55:21 PM
Played about 5 hours of Torchlight II.  Engineer is smashing things with Flame Hammer, whacking things with Ember Hammer.  Very early in Act II.  This is Diablo II, but more and better.  If Runic Games gives TL2 an official expansion, I will buy it in a hot second.  If they try a KickStarter then I'll probably donate $100. 
599  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Torchlight 2 on: September 20, 2012, 09:03:44 PM
Right now I'm rolling Engineer with Flame Hammer, Seismic Slam, Ember Hammer, and Heal Bot.  Heavy Lifting and Fire & Spark for passives.  Basically I keep using the strongest 2H weapons I can get, stunning foes with Seismic Slam (fire damage and stun in a large radius) and then wrecking them with the two Hammer skills (one is fire, one is electric, they both have splash/range damage).  Heal Bot is a nifty little summon that restores health and mana every few seconds.  Heavy Lifting boosts damage with 2H weapons and F&S boosts fire and electricity.  Gonna focus on those six skills and maybe switch to some more defensive stuff if I'm dying too often.  If not, then I'll focus on some of the Charge passives once I get to a high level with those six.  

EDIT: yes, I'm aware those four skills are all the first ones listed in their trees, and that I'm totally avoiding the defensive / tanking tree.  They happen to be working out QUITE well for me. 

I want to try the other classes too, but I'm having a lot of fun with just the Engineer.  Might wait until I've beaten the game once.  
600  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Torchlight 2 on: September 20, 2012, 11:52:43 AM
One hour until launch!  My favorite Diablo clone classes are tanks, aura classes, and summon classes, so right now I think I'll start out as a... I don't know.  Every TL2 class can handle at least two of those roles! 
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