Torchlight Frontiers’ third closed alpha begins in March – with no more NDA

    
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Torchlight Frontiers, the MMO that took our “most anticipated” award at the tail end of last year, is still plugging along in alpha – in fact, Perfect World has just announced that the third leg of the closed alpha will begin on March 5th.

“We started off doing short weekend tests to wreck the servers for Closed Alpha 1 and 2,” PWE and Echtra Games write. “We won; the servers are stable. Now we’re here to run a test where you can really dive deep and get a good feel for the systems and mechanics in Torchlight Frontiers. We’re going to keep the game up, keep you playing, and keep making regular releases of new features and content while we learn from players and react to your feedback. When does it end, you ask? We’re jumping into testing our live service and have no plans to turn off the alpha servers – so play, play, play!”

Of note, Echtra says that for this round of testing, players can try out the new mapworks, wardrobes, pet gear slots, the new newbie experience, improved waypoints, expanded frontier content, and new frontier levels.

Participants in previous closed alphas are invited back again, but if you haven’t gotten a swing at testing yet, stay tuned for more invites. Oh yeah, and that pesky NDA will finally be going away.

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Neurotic

I usually don’t bother with Alpha testing, but this is one game I’ll make an exception for!

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Castagere Shaikura

I wonder if they will have some info on the other classes.

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Reht

hope so, there is supposed to be another stream a couple of days before closed alpha 3 covering the forthcoming patch notes, etc. Would think we would be seeing them sooner rather than later if they plan to launch this year.

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Sorenthaz

Torchlight Frontiers, the MMO that took our “most anticipated” award at the tail end of last year

There was sadly a pretty short list of candidates for that unless you count games that don’t have a clear launch date for 2019. Or include games like Anthem/Division 2 which go out of their way to make it clear that they aren’t MMOs.

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Blake

Between this and Warhammer: Chaosbane ARPGs have a potentially bright 2019 ahead.

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Reht

Pagan Online is another one that’s on the horizon as well, scheduled for a 2019 release as well.

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Blake

Oh I didn’t have that one on my radar, will check it out. Thanks.

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Mordyjuice

Don’t forget about Grimdawns upcoming expac.

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Blake

Not sure what it was but I just couldn’t get into Grim Dawn. I’ll have to go back and try it again.

Same thing happened with Path of Exile, I couldn’t at all get into it and finally have given it another shot and I’ve been playing quite a bit the past few months. I’m not sure I’m long for that game as the crafting ‘end-game’ is just a bit beyond my interest, but it’s fun for now.

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PanagiotisLial1

I am very curious on this one really. Diablo-like games dont tend to hold my interest too long(with one exception, which was Marvel Heroes) but I still like them as secondary games

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Akagi

Me too, for me it’s mostly that the camera is locked to observe the ground only. I’d love if the game had a 360 degree freedom camera even if it was Click-to-move only, just being able to see the sky and the horizon is so much more immersive.