MMO Week in Review: Absurdly hyped for Torchlight Frontiers (August 12, 2018)

Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review!

Gotta love a huge MMO week! Not only did World of Warcraft continue its ramp-up ahead of Battle for Azeroth’s launch (we had a few words about that), but Path of Exile announced Delve, we got our hands on Monster Hunter World’s PC version, Blizzard teased more Diablo games, and best of all, PWE finally announced that Torchlight MMO that’s been rumored for like a billion years. This thing better not have giant roaches.

Read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions.

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Castagere Shaikura

PWE puts me off of anything they touch. I loved both Torchlight games but PWE is nothing but cash grabbing all the time with every game in their library. This Torchlight won’t be any different. MMO players love to get hyped about anything new even when they know what a company like PWE stands for and they hope it will be different. Its PWE for crying out loud. Its how they do business.

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IronSalamander8 .

I really wanted that earlier game they had in beta that I played where you could play a satyr among other races and had a really cool skill tree but was cancelled. Mythic it was called maybe? It was before Torchlight.

I am definitely interested in this Torchlight MMO but with PW involved it’s tempered with a healthy dose of skepticism. Still going to keep an eye on it of course.

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Indigo Salma

So am i, i just hope it wont be overwhelmingly cash shop dependent like Neverwinter and the other of PWE games. Hopefully no stamina system or tiny inventories….

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Morgan

Absurdly hyped for Torchlight Frontiers

Totes!

Xijit
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Xijit

The part of Torchlight Frontiers that I don’t get is why they shut down Runic if they were just gonna make the game anyway, with most of the same developers?

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mysecretid

Hi Xijit,

Based on the fact that they did continue the project, and they did keep most of the team, I’m guessing (and only guessing) that it might have had something to do with corporate accounting, corporate law, or even taxes.

I have a friend who works in the international business scene (his background is in accountancy) and knowing him has made me aware that there are all these ongoing accounting/legal/taxation laws for different sizes of businesses, in different places, which regular people don’t really ever encounter — and sometimes company mergers, or whatever, are handled in certain counterintuitive ways because it makes the accounting, the profits, the legal issues, and/or the taxes work out best for the companies involved.

Just a guess, but there ya go, :-)

Be well,

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Thomas Zervogiannis

Yup, I think they call it “tax efficiency”.

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Reht

I read a couple of old articles a few months back when i was wondering why we didn’t have a torchlight 3. The common theme was the devs/studio wanted to do something else because the devs were burnt out and didn’t want to compete with D3 so they started working on another game. Clearly it didn’t work out for them so they have gone back to the well.