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Siege jeopardy in Darkfall

Nobody likes server crashes. They always seem to come at the most inopportune times. However, there is no greater inopportune time than during a city siege in Darkfall. Sadly, an ill-timed server crash right after a city siege finalized in Darkfall. This lead to data not being properly saved...

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Games Day '09: Managing realm vs. realm combat with Jeff Skalski pt. 2

On top of that, we are aggressively looking at city sieges. On the RvR team, that's where the big focus is. The last big improvement in the open RvR arena was adding a second ramp to the keeps, but now our focus is on the city. We want to make sure that players know what's going on, like with the...

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Keen talks more on Darkfall, highlights good and bad issues

One of the best looks we get at Darkfall is from the varied community that plays it, and one of the most outspoken proponents of the game's ups and downs has been Keen from the Keen and Graev Gaming Blog. In his most recent post, Keen has gone into the specifics of what he finds off with Darkfall...

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Leaders have questions, and Darkfall's Tasos Flambouras has answers

Darkfall blogger extraordinaire Paragus recently sat down with some of the biggest alliance leaders of Agon, collecting questions to take back to Aventurine's very own Tasos Flambouras for answering. While not all of the questions are actually questions (we see those declarative statements, you...

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WAR patch 1.21 may be interim, but its beefy taste surprises

Mythic is patching Warhammer to 1.21 today, and while the number suggests that it is an interim patch, its beefy flavor suggests otherwise. In true WAR fashion, this new patch boasts a number of big additions and improvements, including upgrades to keep siege, tweaks to combat responsiveness, and...

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Blood, sweat, and valor in Darkfall

Paragus has continued his stories about adventuring through the Darkfall world on MMOCrunch, this time centering on the concepts of alliances and city sieges. While many aspects seem similar to EVE Online's corporation wars, Paragus's retelling of what it's like to be on the front lines of a siege...

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Anti-Aliased: The Darkfall prophecies

Darkfall. Everyone talks about it. Our mailboxes get flooded with requests about it. Comments regarding the game are both frothingly energetic and intensely angry. Just writing a piece about it can get a writer wacked. So, let me paint a giant target on my back, cover myself in delicious meat,...

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WAR's first city siege: The king is dead. Long live the king.

It was only the other day when we reported that the first Warhammer Online city siege endgame had begun. Initial reports indicated that a relatively small group of players, in average gear, managed to capture Altdorf on the EU server Karak Eight Peaks, partially due to bugs in the game. However,...

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Altdorf is burning (Warhammer city siege endgame begun)

Despite hopes by the developers that Warhammer's city siege endgame wouldn't begin for at least a month, it appears the siege has already begun. Just a week and a half after the launch of the title Altdorf is burning on the EU server Karak Eight Peaks. The Book of Grudges was the first to report...

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Massively goes to WAR: How to conquer a capital city

The keep and siege gameplay of Warhammer Online all leads up to just one thing: sacking the opposing race's capital. Weeks, perhaps months of gameplay all leads up to one final confrontation between the forces of Order and the forces of Destruction. But what happens once the final Fortress falls?...

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