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Posted: Dec 5th 2008 1:14PM (Unverified) said

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ABOUT TIME!

Posted: Dec 5th 2008 1:32PM Mr Angry said

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I just don't know about this one, it could either way

I saw this video which got me right into this a little while ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWQGftS4EtM&feature=related

Not sure if it's actual gameplay footage, but I thought it was great.

Full looting too, I can see many keyboards being smashed because of this one game.

I'll probably buy it, but it does say that North American folks can join the European launch, so maybe we'll get some reviews prior to plonking down the cold hard cash this time :)

Posted: Dec 5th 2008 1:39PM Temko said

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All movies, clips, trailers and vids released of darkfall are 100% in-game footage.
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Posted: Dec 5th 2008 1:32PM Temko said

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I've been waiting for this since 2004... GOD i'll probably piss myself when i first log in.

Posted: Dec 5th 2008 1:44PM (Unverified) said

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I'll be watching it, but I'm pesimistic. They've done a great job at not overhyping the game. I think their limited PR is a good idea in these times. To many games get overhyped to sell boxes, and end up losing players b/c things weren't perfect.

DF seems to have gained a more reasonable crowd, that could end up building into a huge success if they deliver. Reminds me of EVE pre-launch. And that's a widely successful game.

They certainly have been promicing a lot for DF though.
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Posted: Dec 5th 2008 1:35PM Temko said

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All gameplay video's of darkfall are INGAME graphics. so far aventurine has not released a single "trailer" that was not made out of 100% in-game footage.

Posted: Dec 5th 2008 1:39PM (Unverified) said

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I came. No, Really.

Posted: Dec 5th 2008 1:46PM Mr Angry said

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I saw this video footage too, there is a lot to Darkfall, I hope they can deliver on these promises because it does seem to be very very open architecture.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlV3iTzAf9U&feature=related

I'm really enthusiastic about no levels or classes, all skill based.

Mind you the AoC siege video on youtube looked awesome too, and we all know how that is in reality....

Are they distributing the game themselves in North America?

Posted: Dec 5th 2008 1:50PM (Unverified) said

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no one knows, its being distributed in europe by some greek company, heard nothing except that really, oh and GNi are going the servers
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Posted: Dec 5th 2008 1:47PM Dudgeon said

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My mouth still tastes like hat.

Posted: Dec 5th 2008 1:51PM (Unverified) said

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good to hear!
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Posted: Dec 5th 2008 2:00PM (Unverified) said

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This has all the hallmarks of Fury 2.0. I fully expect Darkfall to fail spectacularly, and quickly become known as Darkfail.

Posted: Dec 5th 2008 2:15PM Idle said

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Getting a head start on the bitching and moaning, are we? Even Mr. Angry was semi-positive in his expectations.

I'm sure someone will post a nice AoC or Warhammer story sometime soon so you can get it all out. Hang in there.
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Posted: Dec 5th 2008 2:38PM Mr Angry said

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...it's just because it's a Friday. I'll be back to normal next week.
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Posted: Dec 5th 2008 5:31PM (Unverified) said

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I've got to semi-agree with Celestial Lord on this one. MMOs are all about the "massively" multiplayer online, and most MMOs have classes for most people's flavor just so that they'll group, socialise, and interact with each other. A "class-less" game just doesn't work unless it has some big name attached to it (haven't been following all the lastest on SW:ToR, but maybe they'll do it and do it right).

As for Darkfall, it's got great graphics, in a seamless world that's supposed to be big on PvP.....can anyone say server crashes and lagfest? WARhammer Online is all about the PvP(RvR), has semi-dated graphics, and still has issues with players lagging out the servers(although that's 800+ players in one single spot, but still).

Overall, this game might go down in history along side the others of it's type: Spore, Age of Conan, and any other game that was/is over-hyped and underdelivered. It used to run along side of Duke Nukem Forever and Huxley as vaporware...but that looks like it 'might' change come next year.

I don't know...the game might work too. It might be a huge success, but the release date, after the Holidays and after everyone spent all their money, and AFTER the release of Mines of Moria, Warhammer Online, and WotLK, ....it's going to be hard to squeeze into a good niche in the market of fantasy MMOs.
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Posted: Dec 5th 2008 10:16PM (Unverified) said

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I have to agree with Celestial Lord on this one too. Darkfall is, obviously, not intended to complete with WoW but many people will naturally compare it to WoW as if it was (intended to compete) and, in that comparison, it will appear "lacking" and be considered a failure.

Darkfall looks, to me, more like another Shadowbane or Horizons. Both decent games -- within the scope of their design goals -- but the marketting hype exceeded the reality of the game.

I predict Darkfall, like Age of Conan, will fall far short of most people's expectations but, like Shadowbane and Horizons, there can be a small niche market that will support it -- if they stay true to what makes Darkfall unique.
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Posted: Dec 5th 2008 2:01PM (Unverified) said

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THIS will be entertaining to watch.

;)

Posted: Dec 5th 2008 6:39PM phobic99 said

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I agree. I have the feeling that a lot of people will be severely disappointed.
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Posted: Dec 5th 2008 2:12PM Idle said

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This looks really promising. Reading the game details, especially regarding the clans, is pretty exciting.

If they deliver on their stated features, I might just try it out. It seems to be a lot more open ended than any of the other MMOs out there.

Posted: Dec 28th 2008 9:06AM (Unverified) said

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Now about W.O.W and it's so called wrath of the lich king to me it was an epic failure once again it lacked the sensitivity in realizing what it has done compleatly wrong and pissed so many people off i will just name a few things it has done wrong and why it is a epic failure. First and mostly the pvp gear was utterally rendered useless all the 70 season gear is now replaced with green quest gear and the 70 pvp bracket has merger with up to 79s whitch will crit you for more than your health any class Ret (specked pallies ) are now so OP they kill anyone in 2 hits and it takes 4 too 6 ppl to kill one after they bubble and full heal and now can attack threw the bubble taking no dmg there selfs .... cough ...... and the new longly waited deathknight i played one up to 70 and in just the starter gear at 58 i could solo elite mobs 4 lvls higher than me and never come close to dieing no other class can do that but maybe a ret pally then they changed all the crafting to make all that time you spent to get rep to get patterns useless the new patterns from the trainers makes all the old ones obsolete even the epic ones were replaced by greens and blues and now all the raiding is so retarded its not even fun the use to be 40 man raid zones BT, sunwell 25 man+ and the 40 man are now able to be 5 maned by 5 75s it is a sad epic failure by all means all the hard work and grinding spent by all those ppl in one day as it was released wrath of the bitch king i like to say has pissed quite a few ppl off good luck tring to get a regular grp for any instance that isnt wrath and most of all the nefed all the instances so bad it can be walked threw but 3man grps that should be at least 5 and geared good not anymore if you ask me they clipped the balls that once were between there legs and dropped the ball with this release i will never go back to W.O.W to many little kids and Q.Qers but at least i have found a game that is more a mature enviroment and has a way better understanding in how a game is put together with new exspansions is Everquest2 they have it togther from what i have been playing so far and the crafting is unlike any other game the best ive seen so far wow -10 everquest2 +10 stars but dont take my word for look at the armory of the gear and see for yourself its rediculase what they done...
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