Not every patch is going to be a content delivery system from the gods; sometimes you have to make do with a custodian patch that comes along to sweep, fix, and polish what came before. The latter is what Torchlight III players are getting with the March 17th alpha patch. At least it’s doing us all a service by putting a muzzle on a particular vocal feline.
“This week’s update is mostly focused on bug fixes and small updates,” the studio posted. “A problem with the Mapworks quest has been addressed that was not allowing players to pick up quest collectibles, Power Rewards have been added to Contracts, Ember Cores can now be destroyed, and it was reported that the cat pet ‘talked too much,’ so with this update, that is meowlonger the case.”
In our Not So Massively column a few weeks back, Tyler wrestled with Torchlight III’s transition away from being an MMO. “I think the conversion from MMO to Torchlight III is more bad than good, and I do find myself a bit disappointed. I won’t necessarily miss the multiplayer aspects, but it’s always sad to see a developer back off from innovative designs,” he said.