Torchlight Frontiers recaps the progress of its second alpha test

    
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I still love you, robot.

The second alpha for Torchlight Frontiers has guttered to a close, and it turns out that the players involved were fools of the highest order because they showed all their love to the Dusk Mage and not to the Forged. Why would players not be willing to embrace the glory of clanking robots? The developers aren’t actually sure yet, so it’s one of the many bits of information from the second alpha that is currently be examined closely. There has to be a reason, after all.

Of course, the fact that the developers can start wondering why players chose one character option over the other is a sign of how much information there is to pick apart. This includes tuning issues once players pass item level 17, improving quality-of-life features, and providing more interesting and detailed help text for attributes and abilities. Check out the full recap to see what has been learned; while there’s no firm date for the next test phase, development seems to be humming along quite nicely.

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Mewmew

I just like the Dusk Mage’s whole concept better, but yes I also would rather play a character I have a bit more control over their looks (and gender) as well. The robot is a genderless single robot. I don’t connect with the character well.

I’m not asking for them to add a 2nd robot choice there with a slightly more “feminine” looking version or anything. I’m good with it like it is, but it’s just not something I care to play for the most part.

What’s a feminine looking robot? Yes, I know, I’m a horrible person. I still see genders as unique things and feminine to be different than masculine. I’m a piece of garbage. Anyway, the single gender-neutral robot is fine though, really, I said I’m not asking for a feminine and masculine version!

I’m sure people who play the robot will be happy less other people are playing it once release comes around. They’ll get to be more rare.

I’m looking forward to more than two classes as well, whenever that happens :D

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McGuffn

Slap a bow on it and you’re ready to go.

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I don’t care about the robot being genderless or whatever, call me weird, but I don’t like that it has 3 legs or whatever, it’s really bugging me.

What’s so difficult to make a humanoid robot, or something more normal, like a 4-legged one like most animals… you know, something not idiotic.

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Dantos

I’d take Robo from Chronotrigger

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I had to find out what this robot is.
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Definitely looks way cooler, I’d want to play that.

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camren_rooke

I already feel like a cog so playing a animated collection of cogs …ah who am I kidding I’ll probably still play a clankbot.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Sounds like Alpha-2 was not just informative but fun. I can hardly wait.