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binyaqub 
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Is it just me that thinks Mythos was way better than Torchlight?

Although, I am historically FICKLE, I feel that playing Torchlight is like playing a cartoon. Not that Mythos wasn't cartoony too, but less so imho. The music is very Diablo II LOD, which is a plus, but the game controls are nasty for me. I mean here am I finding difficulty handling the control differences between WOW and Hellgate:London (Yes I still play HG:L) so that in HG:L I unwittingly hold down the right mouse button to manouver my toon (WOW stlye) only to find that instead of silently approaching an Elite mob ready to wreak havoc on them, instead I've given my position away to them and fired my napalm strike at my feet thus ending up knee deep in the stuff that is accredited with making the very 'seat smell' that may be found if you sniff the board title ' Trick or Treat - Smell My Seat '

Anyway I bought the Torchlight full game from the Runic site the very minute it came out, remember I am FICKLE. It has more bugs in it than a Tramp's sleeping bag. The load times are awfull and there are repeated 'Unable to make game file' errors on my Vista machines. It repeatedly wipes out saved files and config' settings. On the Torchlight website Travis Baltree listed the following list off errors/bugs and their fix status. Note that it uses so many letters of the alphabet that he invents a new alpha(numeric)bet happy

A) Missing saves - obviously this is a critical issue, but the circumstances of it seem pretty variable. We are under active investigation and trying to solve this as quickly as possible. We are gathering a few guinea pigs to take test builds to see if we can isolate and protect against this issue. ( Overwrite protection added, as well as save backups for last save - we don't consider this resolved yet, though - 11:46AM )
( OVERWRITE FOUND! WORKAROUND POSSIBLE! DO NOT press Enter to create your character - use the OK button. If you do not, there is the potential of using the wrong savefile name when entering the game, thus wiping a previous character. Fixed 9:49PM)

B) Long load times - We are actively investigating this now, and have some possible leads (UPDATE - FIXED - 2 fixes actually! ISAWHIM's fix, as well as several internal fixes to the way that resources are handled should really help this )

C) Poor ingame performance on certain machines, when there really shouldn't be - this may be related to B) - under investigation ( UPDATE - some improvement due to B's fix as well! )

D) Certain antivirus programs (Avira Antivir) incorrectly report that the Torchlight.exe file in the packages from Perfect World and Runic is infected with TR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen. We are in contact with the vendor to address this issue.

E) Needle arc XP issue - fixed

F) Stacking Shadow Armor effects - fixed

G) Vendor Dupe bug with always-available vendor items - reproduced, should be fixed today. (UPDATE! Fixed 12:32PM )

H) Startup issues on some hardware/resolution combinations. We think we know what this is, and are probably going to refactor some of the startup fullscreen code in an attempt to take care of it. We may gather a few guinea pigs to help us out. ( UPDATE - FIXED! 2:43AM! I AM GOING TO BED! )

I) Brink bug ( Brink doesn't follow you on subsequent plays, and fails to show up at cinematic ) Fixed

J) Store 'thief' bug - fixed

K) Right clicking in inventory casts certain spells - ( Fixed Oct 29th 3:00PM )

L) Console not activating on Steam builds - fixed

M) ADDITION : Rimlights, HW Skinning, and VSynch can all be altered from the Settings menu now.

N) Syl Bug : Fixed issue with Syl not being "skippable" during first boss fight. ( FIXED Oct. 29th 1:20pm )

0) DOT Deaths not dropping loot. ( FIXED Oct. 29th 1:20pm )

P) Quest items no longer allowed in stash ( Fixed Oct 29th 4:00PM )

Q) Several level fixes for a few places where things overlapped, or collision was missing, or stuck-issues cropped up

R) Fixed texture/mesh/ replacement stuff for mods

S) You can now change difficulty level on the fly from the console without being branded a Cheater ( UNLESS you're playing hardcore ) ( Oct 29th 11:46AM )

T) Some minion kills not providing Fame from champions ( most seem to work - perhaps an exception? ) - ( Pet minions were not awarding fame - fixed )

U) Fixed issue with loading Mods taking the game an excessive amount of time to start up. - FIXED Oct. 31

V) Pets inherit your spell masteries

W) Magic find takes the max value between you and your pet when pets or pet minions make a kill

X) Visible/increasing chance of stripping enchants via enchanter. Price based on # of enchants.

Y) Troll and Aloe Gel pets were possible to kill - fixed

Z) Tree Boss could be charmed - fixed

A1) Checkpoint Server issue - in investigation at Yummy
You have our great apologies if you are experiencing one of these issues ( or other issues not listed here yet ).

B1) Returning to town if you died by the Ember Colossus or Medea would make them dormant on return - fixed.

B2) weapon + shield doesn't count as 'dual wielding' ( 4:07 PM 11/03/09 )

B3) Shimmering Scale ( and 2 other socketables ) now work properly ( 4:07 PM 11/03/09 )

B4) Ember lance/ Ember Lightning balance changes.

B5) Aloe Gel provides better healing

B6) Equippables that provide bonuses to passive skills were not working properly ( FIXED 7:35PM 11/03/09 )

Possible Fixes that Might Make it into the patch:
A) Hardware skinning issue with Pets on the Main Menu - Fixed
B) Bad state when fighting the first henchmen attempting to save Syl - Fixed


In his resume Travis states the following under the title O B J E C T I V E S:

To join a programming team in a supportive environment, building engaging and fun games.
I have over 4 years of industry experience, and have completed 12 game products. I have
a successful history of shipping above expectations and on time
. I am an adaptable
individual, highly motivated, and an excellent learner with a deep love of games. My
skills are varied - while I am primarily a programmer, fluent in C/C++ and JAVA, I have a
long-standing interest in art and design, which has been enormously benificial in
collaborating with artists. I have acted as both Technical Director and Producer, with
experience managing small teams.



Cliff Notes: binyaqub hates the game Torchlight and he is FICKLE

 

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Wrong board maybe?

 

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fascinating points.

 

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Wrong Board? Your lucky someone actually posts anything on here. Did you scare them all away. lmao

 

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Yeah. I'm lucky you posted that.

 

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I'm even luckier you read it. I feel so um.... I feel so... no sorry, it's just not happening for you. Like, I didn't force you to read it. So was it you that scared everyone away from here? You little rascal, yes, I noticed you failed to even remotely address that, nuff said. Nudge is as good as a wink eh to a blind man, I'm only half blind so i guess you only get half a nudge and naturally half a wink? laugh

 

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you do realise he actually prob thought maybe you posted on the wrong board and would get an opps thanks while you went and posted it on the correct board...

 

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An Insider posting on the Insider board thus inviting insiders only to answer and having posted a topic in the form of a question, hence the question mark at the end, is just too hard a concept to grasp? Surely not. I was expecting riveting answers such as YES, NO, MAYBE, NEVER. In future, for clarity, perhaps I should include THIS IS A BLEEDING QUESTION in the subject. Not happening. As the philosopher Dylan once said, "Where have all the posters gone" laugh

 

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/shrug

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you're*

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oops ;p

 

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Don't feed the weird troll.

 

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LOL, thats right, encourage people not to post on Insiders. This will have to change.
How many of the posters on this thread are paid up Insiders? How many are moderators or vip's?
Lets hear it for the Insiders on the VN Insiders Board. applause

 

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Actually now I come to think about it, Puss_Garbage gave me my new Title, can't thank you enough m8.
I will do my level best to live up to it but if I can be half as good a weird troll as you've been ACF in your time then I'll have no complaint, will I? applause

 

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didn't you promise to leave here forever?

 

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that is way too long for me to even attempt to read

 

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Daimar posted:
didn't you promise to leave here forever?


praying

It was better when about 4 of us posted here on a daily basis.

 

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plain old insider representing. Though not for long at the rate things are heading with Fox in controle of things.

 

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