I'm participating in the soundtrack giveaway right now, and I've been following all the hype/information they've been putting out.
But so far all they've done is say "Information is coming; stick with us, guys!" A soundtrack giveaway and a promise that eventually I'll get to know just how much longer I get to wait are hardly substantial bones.
They're next to nothing, really. If next Thursday's update on their site is nothing more than a blurry screenshot of something new ABOUT THE GAME ITSELF, then I'll shut up, sit down, and wait patiently.
But so far I've played a fantastic beta, and weeks later, I'm still waiting for ANY solid new information about the game itself.
I'm simply stating that Runic is shooting themselves in the foot by getting their player base all fired up to play a fantastic ARPG... and then giving us nothing else about theirs, while their biggest competitor is out and about.
amb2010: You're totally spot-on in a few areas here. Diablo 3 and Torchlight 2 are completely different beasts... and if I had to choose one, I'd absolutely go for the deep dish pepperoni pizza
But at the same time, it's as if I got one slice of the deep-dish, and then the waiter told me that in half an hour, he'd be back to tell me how much longer my pizza is going to take. And in the meantime, I'm hungry for pizza... even that brooklyn-style starts looking good after a while.
I'm also just hugely impatient