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Posted: Dec 16th 2011 5:23PM drunkingamebar said

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Looks ok for being a polished turd I guess.

Posted: Dec 17th 2011 1:59PM drunkingamebar said

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@drunkingamebar truth hurts, I know.
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Posted: Dec 16th 2011 6:03PM Oyjord said

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As a sandbox fan longing for the days of UO, I found and still find Darkfall to be utter trash. It really is a simple, bad videogame. I'm amazed people still play it.

Posted: Dec 16th 2011 8:17PM skullstorm said

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I've played this game for well over a year and just quit after the 4x skill gain weekend. Completely burned myself out that weekend and have had no desire to play since. In that time sadly, it seems things are taking a turn for the absolute worst. Darkfall 2010, Arena, 2.0, etc. will now be the new vaporware that the original DF "was".

From the look of this video it's going to be EXACTLY the same. Obviously the same engine and environment models, and the new lighting system is on par with AAA titles that came out in 2004. The funny thing is, the entire playerbase and myself included NEVER care about half of the audio/visual improvements that they always claim to be tirelessly toiling away when not missing the bus to work or encountering a flat tire on their bike or swine flu (yes, seriously) or...

These visual enhancements would be a very welcome change if they didn't take priority over every other important thing that needs fixing in this game. Not to mention the fact that the video makes me even more unsettled over the potential wipe debacle currently happening in the community. Before I was all for it, but after this video it's just completely unwarranted. You want everyone to start over in this grind-fest for what looks to be exactly the same fucking game? Get real, Aventurine. As a matter of fact, they are going to get real. As real as filing for bankruptcy and having firm proof that you're complete morons can possibly get.

Posted: Dec 20th 2011 1:07PM Daimyo said

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@skullstorm Dude, im literally right in that boat with you. The problem with Darkfall is that they never ever listened to the community and released crap that we didnt really care much about.

I just got into ArcheAge beta a week ago. After Darkfall, my mindset of what makes a fun sandbox fantasy MMORPG has changed a bit and been molded. At first, ArcheAage had so many likeable things and so many dislikeable things. Though I researched it more and found out what they were trying to accomplish and I get it. If theres one great thing about ArcheAge that I love so far is that they listen VERY closely to the community criticism.
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Posted: Dec 16th 2011 11:16PM Juicer said

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I remember being excited before this game ever launched. When launch day finally arrived and I watched a couple of gameplay vids I was like "really? thats it?". Now it seems they will mismanage this game into the ground. Sad day for the genre

Posted: Dec 16th 2011 11:45PM Coolit said

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There are a lot of issues with the company but still the best MMO on the market.

Posted: Dec 17th 2011 4:13AM xBludx said

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As much as I love the potential in this game and have enjoyed playing it till recently, I have moved on because of the way AV has managed their community relations.

It's unbelievable how badly they have done with the potentially great game. It took a long time for a really dedicated community to finally start turning on AV, but I think it's happened. That's because no one could believe how poorly run this game (as a business) is run, especially with respect to their customers.

I never thought I would see the day when I would think Starvault was doing a better job with Mortal Online. That game has only improved, while DF is totally neglected. Of course I will come back to try DF2 IN SPITE OF the company that runs it. But I don't have a lot of faith in it, or in the fact that it's not vapor ware. If it comes out, when it comes out....who knows? And the whole wipe thing, they raise the issue and then never answer a straight question about it. For example, and this is a real quote:

"It's not an issue for the moment."

Posted: Dec 17th 2011 6:00AM Norcii said

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@xBludx

No, MO is far from improving. Sure, they added new Territory Control feature but that too is a classic example of SV style. Many things are broken, changes are made on the fly without telling the community (like removing guards from what first was said would be a protected city), and the latest event fiasco showed how incompetent they are at learning by their previous mistakes.
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Posted: Dec 18th 2011 4:41AM cray said

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If anything needed polishing it's the character models and animations, which probably still look like crap.

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