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    by Published on 01-06-2017 01:41 AM

    Welcome to the other side, faithful viewers! As you can see, there have been some changes around these parts, both cosmetic and functional! Some of these changes I'd been hoping to make for a long time now (years, in fact!). The biggest change, however, probably should be told straight off the bat:

    Announcement: I sold out! Seriously though, for several years now we've been barely hanging in there, with fundraisers and donations and an ever dwindling supply of advertising money, and after the hassle of shipping things for the last one I was debating on whether or not to shut the site down. The an old acquaintance of mine got in contact with me, with a proposition. He has a company that develops software related to gaming and mods, and needed more mods and someone to partner up with. In exchange for changing ownership of the site, we no longer need advertisements or fundraisers or anything to keep the site online, plus there are now other people in charge of the most annoying things, like keeping the server functional. Don't worry though, I'm still going to be administrating for at least another year, in which time we'll hopefully move from our outdated vBulletin installation to something fancy and new an custom in the future.

    TLDR: RGF has a new owner that is keeping the site online without any ads or restrictions, so you get what you want and I no longer have to worry about paying for things.

    That said, here's a list of the changes that have been made so far, with more potentially being on the way:
    • ModDrop is our new mod manager. It's still in "beta" but it's much more advanced and supports more games than HotSpot ever did. Also, HotSpot was taken down some time ago due to Google thinking it was a security risk and flagging the site for a few days.
    • URLs sitewide have changed, though the old URLs should redirect to the new. This is for SEO goodness as well as for easier integration into ModDrop in the future.
    • Torchlight 1 mods have now all been integrated into the same database that Torchlight 2 uses, and as such there have been some re-organizing and category changes made to keep things clearly separated.
    • The website theme has had some smaller updates, mainly to the downloads sections. Go take a look!
    • The forums have been pruned of several no longer needed sub-forums.
    • Did I mention we're on a brand new server?


    As usual, if you find anything broken, or messed up, or that looks weird, e-mail me at webbstre@runicgamesfansite.com or leave a comment here. There's also the Contact Us link at the bottom of every page. ...
    by Published on 08-24-2016 07:57 AM

    PAX West is almost here, and to celebrate Runic's presence they've released a new trailer for Hob! There's also a new collector's pin, if you're interested. Check it out!
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    by Published on 08-21-2016 05:20 PM

    Hello all! Before I catch up on all the latest Hob news, I'd just like to note that as of today Runic Games Fansite is 8 years old! Personally, a lot has changed in that time. I've gotten married, changed jobs twice, and now have two daughters. I've learned so much about making and running a forum and server, technically, financially and socially. Also you've all helped keep this website alive by your kind contributions, not to mention the support from my friends at Runic Games. I don't know how long we'll keep doing this, or what the future will hold for this fansite, but I appreciate those of you who still pop by to look for mods or to check the news (of which I am always late to update).

    Speaking of news, here's a fast rundown of the latest happenings:
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    by Published on 06-20-2016 02:13 AM

    Happy Summer Solstice everyone! That's right, it's the first day of summer! Now that I've distracted you from my glaring lap of news updates, here are some news updates!

    Shazaam!

    First up, Torchlight II is now for sale on GOG.com! You can click here to go to the site and buy it for use on Windows, Mac, or Linux!

    Shazaam!
    Next up, Runic celebrated not going to E3 by releasing footage of a new area of Hob, complete with video, some Q&A, and fancy foliage! Go to the official site to check it out!

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    by Published on 04-11-2016 08:21 AM

    Hello world, straight to the headline filler!

    That’s right: We will be at PAX East this year, April 22nd – 24th at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, showing off Hob for those of you who haven’t seen it yet. So make sure to stop by booth #7248 to try it out.

    Our Sprite statue will be making an encore appearance, so you too can be just like Adam and take a commemorative photo with a couple of these playful, friendly creatures from our world.


    We will be running raffle signups at our booth, so come by, play the game and enter for a chance to win a PS4! We’ll select one winner from each day and mail out prizes after the show.


    See you there!
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    by Published on 03-31-2016 08:36 AM

    Good morning world! Just a little notice to let you know I've installed several updates to the site. If all went well the changes should be pretty much invisible for now. If anything appears broken be sure to leave a comment here or contact me at webbstre@runicgamefansite.com. Larger updates to the site and some big announcements are on the way, so stay tuned! ...
    by Published on 01-15-2016 04:26 PM

    Woohoo! The fundraiser is over, all the loot has been sold, and Runic Games Fansite is secure for at least a year! Thank you everyone who contributed or spread the word!


    The next step will be shipping, which will start once the funds reach my bank account and paypal account. So long as that goes smoothly loot will start going out around the end of this month or early February.

    In other words, this is your last chance to change your address! Let me know in the next week if you need me to send your stuff to ...