See, I disagree. I really do think popularity (demand) in this case is a good measuring stick. While I am not saying that things that are more popular are correct, but more so if modding was such a solution for problems (such as the ones D3 had) there'd be a lot more demand and people would be drawn to games like Torchlight 2 which have those features such as modding. I don't hear any buzz about modded content, I don't see anyone saying, "Oh man you HAVE to play this modded version of TL 2!" Nothing, not a pin drop. Which is why I do not believe modding is a solution for games problems.Quote from Doorsfan
It isn't so much as "modding = Popularity", more so then "The solution to D3's Problems could have been modding".
--below is not directed at anyone in particular .. but to clarify--
This is not to say Torchlight 2 is a bad game by any measure. In fact, I think just the opposite, I just recently bought Torchlight 2 during one of Steam's sales and I am having a blast while playing through the game. I personally think it is a great ARPG and certainly worth every penny I paid for it. I only bring it up because it is an ARPG with modding in attempt to make a comparison.