PC Gamer is offering up "a selection of direct quotes" about Torchlight and Torchlight II that were made by Runic Games CEO Max Schaefer during this week's E3. In particular, the discussion revolves around the rampant piracy of the first game in Asia, their stance on DRM, how the sequel will have LAN support, and their plans to release an unmodified toolset.
On LAN support, which was just confirmed:
(I don't know why everyone else doesn't do it. I understand that a lot of other companies want to run you through their portal to expose you to the other products they have and make it easy for you to click a button and buy other stuff. But we're a small company we have Torchlight and Torchlight 2. There's really no reason for us to do that sort of thing. And it's something [fans] have requested, and we're happy to be able to do it.)
On the prospect of community-created 50-player multiplayer:
(We're releasing the tools that we use to make the game. We're not dumbing them down at all or disabling anything you'll literally be able to change everything in the game, among that the maximum number of players that can get into a game. So yeah, if you make a level that's appropriate for a ton of guys we haven't done 50 but it's theoretically possible, it should work perfectly well.)