Talk:Titan Quest

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This part sounds like an adversiment[edit]

Age of Empires co-creator Brian Sullivan and features ragdoll physics, full lighting effects, day-night cycles, ancient world mythology, modern 3D graphics, unique treasures, fast gameplay, and a world editor for players to rapidly create their own custom worlds, mods, and quests.

Oh and btw, even if it gets fix'd (I'll try but sometimes my contributions get deleted ¬¬) "unique treasures" "fast gameplay" and "full lightning effects" sound like a very vague description/adversiment buzzwords. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 201.210.55.149 (talk) 15:50, 19 June 2008 (UTC)


Oops, I deleted something I think I shouldn't have... or does everything get checked first before editing? o.O Guess I'll find out O_O —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 24.184.119.40 (talkcontribs) .


Wikipedia shows all edits after they are saved. Fortunately, restoring accidental deletions is easy. I restored the message at the top of this page. --Starionwolf 04:24, 25 June 2006 (UTC)


I noticed that too. This is not a sentence I want to read on Wikipedia, especially not in the first paragraph of the article: "The game is also available via Impulse, GamersGate, GameTap, Direct2Drive and OnLive." However I'm not a wizard of Wikipedia rules, so I'm not editing anything.80.213.128.81 (talk) 09:23, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Loot System[edit]

Quote: The game has a unique loot system. Monsters can only drop items that they were using. After the player kills the monster, the player can then pick up the monster's items.

I call BS.. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 80.235.59.31 (talkcontribs) .

From my experience with the game, this is true. --Cog05 17:43, 5 August 2006 (UTC)
Yes it's true, but it is not unique. Oblivion had the same loot system. --Paddyffrench 14:55, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
I always steal the pants off whoever I kill and then use the GRAB action to place their corpses in embarrasing poses before fleeing the scene, in Oblivion.
It is somewhat unique in this format of Action RPG, Morrowind and Oblivion were much more attempts at simulated worlds. Where as Titan Quest is a straight up isometric hack and slash Action RPG in the lineage of Diablo. In addition Oblivion had a chance that anything and everything could drop gold, lockpicks, and silverware, sofar I don't remember seeing any "illogical" gold drops in Titan Quest. -Schwarz (3/18/07)

System Requirements[edit]

The system requirements for the game - 1.8 ghz is the Intel requirement, as it says on the website, an AMD equivelent can be used (NOT 1.8 ghz) such as a 1.6ghz Athlon XP. --Notmyhandle 07:33, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

There's a possibility that the game doesn't recognize Dual Core operating systems. I can't prove it or find refrenses to it, but, on a 1.6 dual core (~3ghz) Intel setup the installer warns that the game doesn't meet minimum requirements. Also there are reports of the game being lagy on very high end systems, the ones where I've seen documentation were all dual core. Does anyone have any more informaiton on this? -Schwarz(3/18/07)

Expansion Pack[edit]

THQ has announced an expansion pack for Titan Quest, which will be called "Titan Quest: Immortal Throne"

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/061115/law038a.html http://titanquestvault.ign.com/screenshots/?category_select_id=cat_9

Benfea 02:49, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

The Immortal Throne Expansion section has several errors, such as typos on "zues" and "charcter", but the main issue is that, at the beginning of the article, Immortal Throne was listed as released in July 2007, but this section lists it as March 2007. I will paste the original article below: "THQ released Titan Quest: Immortal Throne as an expansion pack in March 2007. it features the continue of the story, where zues sends the charcter to the underworld, where the character must fight his way to kill hades." —Preceding unsigned comment added by 63.27.153.136 (talk) 01:41, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

Tagged with unreferenced for general citation clean-up[edit]

I tagged the article as unreferenced, although frankly I'd have preferred to label it for "reference cleanup". The article does have some external links at the end, some of which can presumably be used as citations. That's great. The problem is that there are no in-line citations for individual paragraphs or sentences, so it's difficult to tell which facts in the article are supported by the provided external links and which aren't.

The article will therefore need a reference cleanup to place in-line footnote citation tags to label which source is being used for which piece of information. See WP:CITE#HOW for more information on using reference tags. Dugwiki 22:15, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Classes?[edit]

Why does this article list all of the NEW classes on the expansion quest, but it doesn't even list ANY of the old ones? Those would be better to either just be left on the expansion page, or the normal classes put on this page, don't you think? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 198.60.195.11 (talk) 19:40, 14 May 2007 (UTC).

Bug workaround[edit]

Just FYI, for incorporation here or anywhere else: The game may fail to load with the latest patch with the message "Virtual memory must be enabled to run Titan Quest". One workaround for this is to increase the page file size (Control panel -> System -> Advanced -> Settings (under Performance) -> Advanced (tab) -> Change) to 2x the physical memory you have. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.40.48.202 (talk) 15:48, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

The whole page feels like advertising[edit]

Where's the mention to Diablo 2? This game is an extremely well done copy of Diablo! Why Diablo is mentioned in games like Silverfall or Revenant and this game not?

Please fix this, Wikipedia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Stahn (talkcontribs) 15:40, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

The article is about Titan Quest, not its competitors. The article isn't titled "Titan Quest and how it compares to Diablo". I don't see how a lack of a comparison to Diablo makes it feel like an advertisement.--221.143.25.19 (talk) 06:32, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

On the one hand, I don't think this should have any references to other games, so it's good as it is. On the other hand, there is a lack of detail in quite a few things, such as gameplay, class system, and overall developement. The part that describes the gameplay seems to be straight out of an ad, and is still lacking, much like the entire article. Either someone should flesh it out, or people should take out all the same information provided in all the other game articles on Wikipedia. Equality and all that. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Durmgrid (talkcontribs) 06:43, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Piracy[edit]

I think this page should have something on piracy. Iron Lore apparently shut down due to the rampant piracy of this game. Sorry, I'm a nub with Wiki editing. http://www.quartertothree.com/game-talk/showthread.php?t=42663 http://www.gamefront.com/thq-ceo-blames-piracy-for-close-of-titan-quest-developer/ —Preceding unsigned comment added by 219.89.86.49 (talk) 21:40, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Titan Quest: Immortal Throne should be merged[edit]

There's no reason that Titan Quest: Immortal Throne should have a separate article. It's not even a separate game, just an expansion, and the article has no reliable sources for any of its information or to establish enough notability for a separate article. DreamGuy (talk) 06:18, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Titan Quest/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Judgesurreal777 (talk · contribs) 14:52, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

Alrighty, I shall take this article for review. I will start working on the review itself soon. Judgesurreal777 (talk) 14:52, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

Very sorry for the extended wait, the review should drop tonight. Judgesurreal777 (talk) 20:42, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

Rate Attribute Review Comment
1. Well written:
1a. the prose is clear and concise, and the spelling and grammar are correct. *LEAD:
  • Titans should be wikilinked in the lead.
  • "due to adjusting the game" Rewrite this, messy.
  • GAMEPLAY - avatar should be wiki linked
  • wikilink "fog of war"
  • "these unlock experience points" right? The leveling happens as a result.
  • "Main Quests related ot the central narrative" - to
  • "that act as various Merchants" - don't need various, and merchants should probably be lowercase.
  • "selling equipment and items: items can" - the word items is back to back in this sentence.
  • "scattered through environments" - perhaps "throughout the games environments"? Its a bit vague currently.
  • "after first leveling up" - what does this mean? After they level up the first time?
  • SYNOPSIS - Titans should be wikilinked.
  • DEVELOPMENT - perhaps it should be "while he was working on Age of Empires" instead of "when"
  • "Enemy creatures were drawn from the various mythologies the team drew from" - drew and drawn in the same sentence.
  • "Sheidow valued the chance of working with mythical creatures" - to work on mystical creatures?
All sorted.
1b. it complies with the manual of style guidelines for lead sections, layout, words to watch, fiction, and list incorporation. Formatted well, though the introduction should probably be reformatted into three paragraphs.
Done.
2. Verifiable with no original research:
2a. it contains a list of all references (sources of information), presented in accordance with the layout style guideline. Everything is laid out beautifully and properly per Wikipedia guidelines and norms.
2b. all in-line citations are from reliable sources, including those for direct quotations, statistics, published opinion, counter-intuitive or controversial statements that are challenged or likely to be challenged, and contentious material relating to living persons—science-based articles should follow the scientific citation guidelines. All the links are operative per Checklinks. As for reference check, are Game Banshee, Droid Gamers and Bloggers Reliable Sources?
The Blogger post is by Sheidow himself, or I wouldn't have used them, so in this case I think it's situational. Game Banshee and Droid Gamers are sources I've seen used in other articles without flags being raised, so I thought they were suitable for use here, as one is related to a particular port of the game, and the other is an original interview with information not available anywhere else.
2c. it contains no original research. The categories look good, but is the game still "Windows only" since its iOS release? Also, shouldn't it get labeled "iOS game" and Android game in the category section? Also, I checked five references in different sections to spot check and make sure content was reliably sourced and it was.
Categories sorted. Usually forget those.
2d. it contains no copyright violations nor plagiarism. No copyright infringement that the detector can find, and the one match was a quote in quotations.
3. Broad in its coverage:
3a. it addresses the main aspects of the topic. All information is within the scope of the topic.
3b. it stays focused on the topic without going into unnecessary detail (see summary style). Article appropriately sized, no need for merger or sub-articles.
4. Neutral: it represents viewpoints fairly and without editorial bias, giving due weight to each. Article shows no bias.
5. Stable: it does not change significantly from day to day because of an ongoing edit war or content dispute. Very stable, no arguing or disputes present.
6. Illustrated, if possible, by images:
6a. images are tagged with their copyright status, and valid fair use rationales are provided for non-free content. The second and third images are well tagged and have good rationales. The first image, however, is a mess on the image page with several tags that need to get fixed and a bare bones rationale.
Sorted.
6b. images are relevant to the topic, and have suitable captions. The gameplay caption doesn't make sense even as a fragment, make it longer if you have to, but definitely make it clearer.
Sorted.
7. Overall assessment. Great job! The article could use some more prose work, but it is really good now, so great job! Judgesurreal777 (talk) 22:07, 29 July 2016 (UTC)