Anyone know if the game will have a respec option?

#1 Posted by golguin (4063 posts) -

So I played through the Beta with an outlander all the way to lv 21 and didn't like the way I dished out my skill points. Way too much put into the passive skills and just one attack skill. I created a berserker and didn't like it at all. On my third character I decided to go outlander again and ignore the passive skills for the most part. I ended up with 5 skills that I really liked and I enjoyed myself, but I saw other outlanders rolling with different skills that I wanted to try.

It seems like it would be a pain to continually create the same character over and over just to try out some skills that I may or may not like just to figure out what my ideal skill build would be. It sounds like the beta allowed a respec up to lv 10, but do these types of games usually have a respec option?

#2 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

It allows you to respec up to level 10, after that, anything you choose is set in stone and that's pretty typical for these games. Which is one reason I absolutely appreciate Diablo 3's more free form skill system.

Although there will no doubt be mods that allow you to respec, if you don't mind "cheating".

#3 Posted by Village_Guy (2667 posts) -

These kind of games should always have some way to respec, you shouldn't punish people for experimenting.

I really like the way Diablo 3 handles it, where you can dynamically change your build and playstyle drastically between fights.

#4 Posted by shadowdrone (71 posts) -

So, the game proper will have a respec option, you will be able to always respec the last three points you spent. Of course, mods will provide other options, if that doesn't satisfy you.

#5 Posted by RichieJohn (527 posts) -

I don't like respecing. Even having the option feels like cheating.

I get why it should be there and I do it but it makes me feel dirty.

#6 Posted by TheHT (11829 posts) -

@RichieJohn said:

I don't like respecing. Even having the option feels like cheating.

I get why it should be there and I do it but it makes me feel dirty.

haha yeah. i feel less dirty when it costs something relatively big to respec though. hella gold would do.

#7 Posted by RichieJohn (527 posts) -

@TheHT: That'd be good.

Costing a ton of gold would make sense.

Gold's worthless in loot games anyway so they might as well use it for cosmetic character stuff and respecing.

#8 Posted by MalkavianJD (58 posts) -

You can go back atleast by 3 skills and 15 stat points once you reach past Level 10

#9 Posted by ttocs (783 posts) -

I like how they are making the choice seem more permanent. It will allow you to feel a lot more connected to your character and the way in which you are developing him/her.

#10 Posted by Loafsmooch (365 posts) -

@ttocs said:

I like how they are making the choice seem more permanent. It will allow you to feel a lot more connected to your character and the way in which you are developing him/her.

Yep I like it too.. But for a perfectionist like me it kinda goes both ways.. I can't really start playing a character until I've studied and planned out all the skills, so I don't waste any points in stupid shit.

#11 Edited by gike987 (1780 posts) -

I really like how this game handles respecs. The 3 points limit makes it so your choices meaningful and your build permanent while you can still go back if a skill don't work like you expected it to.

#12 Posted by fenixREVOLUTION (735 posts) -

Mods will allow you to. That was one of the first mods in the original, worry not.

#13 Posted by Dunchad (510 posts) -

You can do a full respect now if you want to, without any mods.

Just find the savegame folder (Documents\My Games\Runic Games\Torchlight 2\save\) and edit the settings.txt file. Just change CONSOLE :0, so it has 1 instead. Then you can open the console ingame with Insert and type 'resetskills' to get the points back.

I really needed this, so I just don't get it why the Devs don't hand out this information more readily so those that want it, can use it. I'm way too big of a perfectionist to have useless skillpoints in my skilltree - those things just need to go!

#14 Posted by thatdudeguy (125 posts) -

@Dunchad: Thanks! That will definitely come in handy later. I'm a noob to action CRPGs, Diablo 3 being my first full experience. As I progress through TL2 I was getting increasingly bummed that I'd need to repeat everything if I wanted to experiment with different skills late in the game.

#15 Edited by Linkster7 (1046 posts) -

@Dunchad: @thatdudeguy: Be careful tough seems this gets your character flagged for cheating online. Seems like it works to create a new char open up the console and type " respecpotion " pick up the potion and put in in your shard stash, than using it with whatever char you want. The character that made the potion will be marked a cheater but not the one which used it.

Take all this with a grain of salt though, as I haven't actually tested this my self.

Source: http://forums.runicgames.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=35347

#16 Posted by CircleNine (380 posts) -

You can spawn in and use the respec potion without being flagged as a cheater. There's a console command "doicheat" that lets you test which things will flag a character for cheating and spawning in from console and using a respec potion doesn't mark you as such.

#17 Posted by Etnos (245 posts) -

@Village_Guy said:

These kind of games should always have some way to respec, you shouldn't punish people for experimenting.

I really like the way Diablo 3 handles it, where you can dynamically change your build and playstyle drastically between fights.

in before "omg! dumbed down hate comments"

I agree with you.

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