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Posted: Mar 4th 2009 3:31PM venekor said

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I hope people learnt their lesson now, finally after all the crap in the past like Dark N Light. Being a sandbox game isn't an excuse for it being crap like everyone seems to think.

Posted: Mar 4th 2009 3:41PM (Unverified) said

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Haha... finally glad to see a story on this.

I've skipped school the last two days to get an account. Failed yesterday, finally nabbed one today. Took me half an hour of refreshing and sitting through Network Timeouts to navigate the four pages, but I stayed diligent and it payed off.

Best part now is trolling the Darkfall forums with it.

Posted: Mar 4th 2009 4:02PM (Unverified) said

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Another good reason not to play Darkfall ^^
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Posted: Mar 4th 2009 3:57PM Holgranth said

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Well my opinion of the game has not changed much.

I'm still asking "Where is the next Gen"

Looking at the Darkfall features and FAQ on the main website I'm really amazed at the number of cut features that so many fanbois (Who crammed them down others throats by the gallon) seem to have forgotten.

Here is a quote from the INCEDIBLY outdated FAQ: "

By “Next Generation” we mean that while Darkfall was inspired by the pioneers of online role-playing games, such as Ultima Online, Everquest and Asheron’s Call, it has advanced features and technology never before seen in online games. We are confident that Darkfall will help to advance the genre further"

Where is the advanced unique crafting system?
Where is the voice support? The SMS, Instant messaging? The trade boards? Weather? Advanced UI? Highly intellegent NPC hirelings? Live events?

And all the other "Next Gen" stuff we were trolled about....

And lets look at some of the big dev promises:

"Multiple anti hacking and explot safeguards" Ya right hacking and macroing are rampent.... most clans that have citys used exploits......

"Darkfall’s sophisticated and secure trading system, bringing buyers and sellers together easily whether they’re inside the game or not. "

Nonexistant.....

"Your victories are documented for posterity and success is measurable, so you'll never have to wonder what really happened, narrative Legend system. "

ya 90% sure that system ain't there either....

"Darkfall offers you more ways to give feedback, and more ways to collaborate with the Darkfall Team in the evolution of the game. Your voice is heard loud and clear."

Like the Forums....and the forums....and yea......

"We will start having House of Commons style developer chats very soon and on a regular basis"

How'd THAT go?

Public beta? was promised never delivered...

The list goes on........ Even if Darkfall succeeds it is not and never will be a next gen game.... its a throwback to the pre 2004 mmo model and will never "advance the genre further"

Its barely released and its a dinosaur, a relic from a previous age........

Posted: Mar 4th 2009 4:05PM (Unverified) said

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Judging by all the features that didn't make it to live, it sounds like they learnt more from AoC than the aforementioned MMOs :)
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Posted: Mar 4th 2009 5:01PM (Unverified) said

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Darkfall is a 100% nostalgia trip. While that's not necessarily a terrible thing, I can't believe the phrase "next gen" was ever used to describe it.
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Posted: Mar 4th 2009 5:31PM Holgranth said

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@Claw

Well those words ARE (Unless they deleted them in the last 2 hours) on the top of the features page in BIG letters.

Nostagia is fine, in fact thats about the ONLY way the game is going to survive, building enough "Old school" gamers.

The mouth foaming FFA pvp freaks will play for a couple weeks or a month, maybe two then get bored and quit. (Or go to Mortal Online if its any better)

Darkfall is skrewed unless it seriously appeals to the really entrentched Ultima/RSC/EQ types.
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Posted: Mar 4th 2009 4:36PM (Unverified) said

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As I mentioned in the last Darkfall article, I am STILL unable to simply create an account. I wish I could get to the screen to attempt a purchase!

The trouble I am having now is when I try to confirm my registration. I continue receiving a message indicating that I waited longer than 24 hours to confirm!

I have a friend that was in the beta and he informed me that he was not going to play Darkfall after seeing what they released and the problems they have had for the last week. I too have decided to give up officially.

Posted: Mar 4th 2009 5:02PM (Unverified) said

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On a random note, is this game in any way good? Seriously, that seems to be the one question nobody is asking.

Posted: Mar 4th 2009 5:41PM Darkstryke said

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If you consider a game "published" by an Athens con man good, then yeah it's super.

Aside from that, the game is complete garbage. There were betas in 2005 that looked and played better then this 2009 "release".

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Posted: Mar 4th 2009 6:25PM Ripper McGee said

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Tyranor's speaks with the certainty of one who's never actually played the game. The game may indeed be "garbage", but I'll take his opinion with a grain of salt.

I'm still waiting on an objective review of post-launch content (which is supposed to be different from beta content, in that more features are supposed to be enabled).

~Ripper
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Posted: Mar 4th 2009 6:26PM Ripper McGee said

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Sorry, darkstryke "speaks", not Tyranor. Apologies to Tyranor.

~Ripper
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Posted: Mar 4th 2009 6:58PM Holgranth said

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From what I can figure if you are:

1.In love with the notion of old school UO type game play
2. Don't mind being ganked and having it rubbed in your face a bit.
3. like the idea of being in a clan for self defence
4. Can live with macros and exploits
5. Realise that its not very advanced or next gen and don't care.
6. can amuse yourself in a vast open world.
7. don't mind grinding

Then it might just be the game for YOU.

Otherwise buyer beware.......
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Posted: Mar 9th 2009 4:43PM ultimateq said

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Oddly enough Holgar. None of those things sound bad to me.
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Posted: Mar 4th 2009 5:09PM (Unverified) said

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I'm going to buy an account. I'm also going to ebay it, lol.

Posted: Mar 4th 2009 6:12PM Alarie said

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Wow you would think a company would want money. I don't have any interest in the game, but just seems like this way of doing it would massively piss off potential customers.

Best of luck to the diehards anxiously waiting to get in. I would have given up by now.

Posted: Mar 4th 2009 7:13PM druzeltheimp said

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I played the game in beta and I've been playing since launch. It's a kick ass game and the people putting it down in this thread have obviously not been playing it and they don't know what they are talking about.

It really sucks about the limited release but until they get more servers up what can ya do. Everyone in my guild and that I've talked to in-game love it, most saying it's the best mmo they've ever played. After my limited time in so far I agree with them. Once more people get the game and word gets out I expect that it'll be huge.

Well, for the hardcore crowd anyway. Casuals will probably be put off by the game; soloing sucks (imo), it's open pvp with full loot and the game itself can be challenging. For hardcore gamers though Darkfall is a dream come true.

Posted: Mar 4th 2009 9:22PM Holgranth said

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No offence but call us when the honeymoon is over........ just because its awsome the first week dosen't mean its got staying power.
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Posted: Mar 4th 2009 7:55PM (Unverified) said

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@ Jargo

I was able to secure a pre-order. These guys are doing us a favor by calling this game a piece of crap. Keep spreading that around so that others won't buy it.

Three of my friends were able to secure purchases today, but I have more friends that need it.

Darkfall is the worst piece of trash game ever. My wife has to hold a gun to my head to make me play it.

Posted: Mar 4th 2009 9:23PM Dblade said

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wickidd, you do realize in the long-term that will kill the game, as people won't bother with the future NA launch and wont show up to replace the people that will be leaving?

It's very easy to kill an mmo that way, and aventurrine to me doesn't look like the most stable company in the world to deal with problems like that. If anything you should be really telling what is great about the game to counteract misinformation, or the bad perception will stick. The only reason EVE for one endures at all is because of the good press it gets, if it had darkfall's level of public vitriol it would have folded a long time ago.

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