eahmet, in terms of champions it only affects variety. It allows more monster types to appear as champions, but the amount of champions you'd run into on any one floor is the same as compared to playing Torchlight without any mods.
And Charon, thank you for your kind words
It's always nice to hear when someone enjoys any of the mods. And yeah, the champion elementals are unkind towards careless adventurers, I imagine running into them with a hardcore character will be, well ... let's just say that it might be a good idea to avoid getting into a fight with one
For anyone keeping track, I was actually working on an update to release exactly one year after the original version. I was actually done pretty much on schedule, with a couple of days for testing and whatnot left. Sadly, some of the changes apparently caused various crashes, because during my test (and recording
) runs, the game crashed a couple of times, and I don't want to release a new version if it's so prone to crashing >_>