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Posted: Jul 29th 2009 4:19PM GRT said

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I don't suppose we could convince you to keep on past the initial month?

Darkfall seems to be like EVE to me in one other way. I think I'd rather read stories about what happened in the game than actually play the game myself!!

Posted: Jul 30th 2009 5:40AM (Unverified) said

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BUMP

Yeah, make it a regular feature please, or find a similar challenging game to have a go at, these are a good read. Earthrise looks great for similar styled madness.

Dam, I want to play this now, even though I was ready to reactivate EVE after seeing that Butterfly effect video, too much choice!

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Posted: Jul 29th 2009 4:24PM Zeltek said

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Darkfall sounds extremely interesting. Like many others have expressed, it seems to me like this is a game served much better in reading rather than playing. Great article this week, I look forward to the next installment.

Posted: Jul 29th 2009 4:56PM (Unverified) said

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Congratulations on find a use for Hellgate: London. :)

Posted: Jul 29th 2009 5:21PM (Unverified) said

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Awwwwwww... Poor Hellgate London.

Posted: Jul 29th 2009 5:27PM (Unverified) said

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Great articles.

Posted: Jul 29th 2009 5:42PM kazamxi said

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As a current Darkfall player I too would like to add a vote for you to keep this up. its really interesting and I am enjoying reading your updates.

Posted: Jul 29th 2009 6:16PM Gaugamela said

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Did you had any fun with the experience?

Posted: Jul 29th 2009 6:29PM Seraphina Brennan said

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You know, good question.

Me, personally, I really don't know. At times I really enjoy the game and at other times I'd just rather not even log in. Even the sight of the launcher makes me want to just go watch TV on some days. Then again, I am at the computer from between 10 in the morning until 6 in the evening, and this is the same computer that runs all of my games. Therefore, if I would log into any game, it would be at somewhere around 7 PM and I'd play to around 10 or 11 PM, and that would mean being in the same computer chair for, oh, 12 hours. So, pretty much all of my games make me feel that way at times.

Back on topic, to be as exact as possible, I love Darkfall becuase my clan is nice, the raids are interesting, and the combat is very interactive. I hate Darkfall because you have to macro/AFK to be competitive, doing anything worthwhile takes a significant amount of time, and sometimes it feels like you're just running in place with the whole affair. It's a true love/hate relationship.
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Posted: Jul 29th 2009 7:12PM (Unverified) said

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I second the posts about doing more than one more installment. Keep 'em coming!

Posted: Jul 29th 2009 8:54PM tRaFiK said

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Ummm... Can't you crouch to pass through players? Keeping in mind that you take more damage and move much more slowly?

Posted: Jul 29th 2009 8:55PM Seraphina Brennan said

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Wouldn't know, didn't try it as I was too worried about somehow getting out to help my clan and no one recommended it in ventrilo. However, I certainly will try that next time I'm in a battle.
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Posted: Jul 29th 2009 9:17PM Graill440 said

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Interesting read, also an interesting observation, and i quote from your paragraph and its context.... "said over vent, "i will be the judge of that" regardless of what happens in game any number of times, if you as a person have the wherwithall to say something like that to me after i tell you something, and then mouth off to me? Folks behind a computer or thinking they are in charge and safe behind a computer are dregs, simply put. Interesting to see you simply let it go (or so it would seem) for whatever reason. Just one more argument to know all your guild mates in real life in case something like that happens, discussions have much more meaning in person.

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Being annoyed by an asshole online, 14.95 a month.
Meeting that asshole accidently at blizzcon, 395.00 for ticket
Spending 2 days in jail and paying a 175 dollar fine for assault, priceless.

Posted: Jul 30th 2009 6:03AM Sethisto said

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In general, the game is very teamwork oriented. It's seriousbusiness when your being raided, so having anyone afk or hiding to avoid losing gear is usually something you want to avoid. Especially in the heat of battle like that.

You don't want your clan city to be out of commission for 3 hours because people are hiding.
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Posted: Jul 30th 2009 6:00AM Sethisto said

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Haha that has happened to us so many times. Our bloodwall is upwards of 30+ people at night, and that's usually when we are raided.

If you toggle rest, then move forward, you can slowly creep through the crowd.

We are getting pretty good at defending though. Haven't really gotten completely owned for a while now, unless everyone is afk or not on.

2 nights ago they raided us at 6am, just to use our mage guild to upgrade their spells.

So far, darkfall is only getting more awesome. I just got the "launch" spell, and it turned my afkbloodwall grind into a much more entertaining experience.

I am still way behind, since I'm not really one to bloodwall much. I'm seeing people run around with elemental magic, and my greater magic is only at around 13. I hate grinding the reagents for it.

Mana missile is over 75 though! it sure has gotten powerful!

Posted: Jul 30th 2009 6:36AM Temko said

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and thats another reason we all love seeli ;)
(island city of the west coast with the bindstone/bloodwall inside a cave)

no combatant has ever broken through there out of 6 sieges.

Posted: Jul 30th 2009 9:22AM (Unverified) said

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Is your clan's city located in Kholesh? One of those screenshots reminded me of it. On EU-1 I was in MurderHerd and that was the city we had. Defending was probably the funnest part of the game for me, that and small group "stealth" roaming.

Posted: Jul 30th 2009 11:55AM happyfish said

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Out of curiosity, in a few months how will new players cope with the game? It seems like they will be so far behind in skills that they will be essentially paying for a few months of bloodwalling before they can do anything meaningful.

Also, this series makes me want to try the game, its like bizarro world meets MMO land.. I'm not sure if its your style or the game but it seems like a free month of Darkfall is not to be missed.

Posted: Jul 30th 2009 1:02PM (Unverified) said

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I really enjoy your articles, makes me almost want to try Darkfall. If you decide not to continue with this series, would you go on to do the same with other games?

Posted: Jul 31st 2009 7:27AM (Unverified) said

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I am also really enjoying these Darkfall articles. I'd like to see you continue telling the story of your clan, as long as there is something new and interesting to report (e.g., they decide they've beefed up enough to attack someone else's city, they accumulate enough resources to redecorate their apparent shantytown [lol], etc.).
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