Tired of the lengthy skill-grind in Darkfall
, as well as the perception that it will take newer players many months to be competitive with veterans? Aventurine
has heard your concerns and is currently in the process of implementing a form of offline skill advancement for the PvP sandbox MMORPG.
In a recent activity report on the Darkfall
forums, developer Tasos Flambouras clarified the plans for offline advancement and was quick to point out that Aventurine
doesn't intend for the mechanic to be used as a substitute for skilling up. "We're not looking to upset the game's balance by adding a convenience feature and this is why I mentioned there's a lot of thought and balancing going into this. So on offline skilling, we'll start with a small amount of skills and gradually expand it, and obviously many skills won't be included
," he writes.
Offline skilling is nothing new in MMORPGs, as EVE Online
has used the system for years, and even themepark games like Age of Conan
have gotten into the act. Whether Darkfall
implements a similar system or tries something completely new, Massively will be there to bring you the latest.