September 20th 2012-
My most anticipated game of 2011 is finally out! more than a year after I expected it, but hey, I'm still happy and it's a great game. I had intended to have a sort of matchmaking based on locale here in the OP. So if you want to give your name and rough location. (I do not need, nor do I want your street address, I want East Coast US, Bolivia, The Chezch Republic, etc. so that we can matchmake) This is of course at your own discretion, if you don't like us (and who would?) you don't have to tell us a bloody thing about yourself. If however you think you might like to play with us, I'll gladly compile a list of names for the purposes of matchmaking.
The reason for the location is that it's a P2P client, and because of this, your region is going to make is easier to find people with relatively low pings.
Damn Diablo III to hell I say, Torchlight II all the way!!! (That sounded like a cheer didn't it?
Anyway, Runic game's Torchlight II is coming soon. Mid 2012 ostensibly, and yes, it's the middle of 2012. So during the beta I managed to ask and get answered the question of the type p2p play client they planned, and it is indeed a "pure" p2p (not p2p server) that means a worry about connections in game right? Actually it wasn't bad unless your mates were half a world away. I think the one time it got bad for me someone connected from Hong Kong, while I was on the East Coast of the U.S.
The beta is over and was a lot of fun. I think I played every day after I'd been admitted into it. That is not to say it was an uncriticizable, but It did suck me in well enough that I was happy to have spent twenty bucks on it.
Also as an update: They don't actually plan on using steamworks for matchmaking, so your steam handle is moot, you're going to have to friend people based on the account name you come up with, so if you want to put it up here (after the game has been launched and you've actually made a handle for yourself) feel free, I'll gladly post a list. They're doing this because they're selling it from the perfect world website as well as via steam. So my earlier presumption about matchmaking was false, sorry to have wasted your time.