Second Round of Torchlight Frontiers Closed Alpha Testing Coming December 7th
The Torchlight Frontiers site has been updated with the news that the second round of closed alpha testing will be kicking off on December 7th. The dev team also reports that the November 16th test was literally a "smashing success", with testers finding tons of bugs and providing the team with valuable feedback. "We got to experience the game side-by-side with players, in-world and live on our Discord in a way we never have before," the post reads.
The second event will start December 7th and will allos players "into a similar test environment", but one that comes with a number of game tuning and bug fixes deployed. Those who participated in the first test will be allowed in for the second test and new invites will be heading out in the next several days.
The post then details some of the things the devs found during the earlier closed alpha experience. These include class combat & feel and balance, progression across a number of areas, feedback on core system design and much more.
Alpha 2 is still primarily a technical test for the game. We need to make sure we've got stable and reliable services. This is the first priority for our team to address quickly. Issues that cause players to get blocked, unrelated to server problems, are also at the top of our list due to preventing an effective playtest.
Balance changes to skills, skill purchase costs, and item power are being made to bring the "way off" numbers more in line. We want to see how the existing systems feel when their number are more correct before we start making the larger systemic changes. We're also making targeted fixes to some content that was plain broken (e.g. certain quests, monsters, party functions, etc.).
Check out the full post on the Torchlight Frontiers site.