It's getting pretty tight for information now.
Hoping tomorrow brings pre-orders?
Developer Diary: Clan Wars
One point to make before the developer diary: I know that I said in the MMORPG.com Q&A that pre-orders were to launch this week, and we really tried until a little while ago before having to accept defeat, a combination of things (most we could not control since there are 3 companies working on this) made it impossible. Obviously our main focus is on the actual game, but this was important to us as well, so it’s frustrating for us, as I’m sure it is for you. So will we still do a pre-order before launch at this late date? Perhaps if this can be done on Monday so we can break up the buying traffic before the launch day and make sure everything is working right, and give you the ability to reserve your character name beforehand. There will be people working on this over the weekend here, at the provider and at our billing processor’s, so we hope we’ll be able to have the option on Monday."
Last edited by Docan; 12-07-2012 at 07:04 PM.
I just can't shake the thought that this game probably needs another month or so.. It's starting to feel rushed. No idea what their finance is like tho...
Anyone have/starting a guild?
No one wants to roll on a FFA PvP game unguilded
When it looks like it will be actually launching I guess I'll start one with a thread supporting it, could use a person or two with beta experience to get on board though considering I have none XD
I have a few friends that are going to go back and "try" this again. So it wont be but so bad for us. I feel sorry for anyone that rolls up in this game solo, though.
Do what ever you can to find a guild. After the initial 2-3 day mad rush, you will start to loathe the game playing solo. Cannot reiterate this enough. There are plenty of guilds recruiting, may of whom were decent DF1 guilds:
I wouldn't let your initial guild choice really bother you too much. The one thing about Darkfall is that the political landscape changes so much so guilds/alliances are constantly evolving. Worst case scenario is you jump in with some people who played DF1 and can help you get started and then re-evaluate after a month of so once you got your feet wet. I know this isn't the perfect solution, but it is something.
So is it still if you bought the first darkfall, you have access to unholy wars?
You can go at it lone wolf style, but it is much more difficult. You won't find fair fights. You will get zerged. That wouldn't matter so much if it wasn't full loot, but once you have your body dry looted a few times without being able to fight back it can become frustrating for people. Just don't want people going into the game looking for solo-play and then quit when they find it too hard... and then blame it on the game.
Sounds like they are hoping to get it going tomorrow. Lol like said previously.. I'm not expecting this to go too well..I'm starting to think it's going to be pushed back again.
I'd like to join a guild too, never got involved in the original Darkfall but everything I read intrigues me about this iteration.
Im hoping for the best but expecting one big unbalanced, unfinished clusterfuck of epic proportions. That said I still plan to pick it up at launch, whenever that may be. Im really hoping for a similar political pvp sandbox to what I enjoyed from UO (and didnt get from Tera). If this pans out the way players hope, any headstart at leveling skills will be worth it no matter how broken at launch things may be.
I didnt play Darkfall 1.0, but i remember trying to buy the game at launch, the rush to get one of the limited keys per day or something like that. After a few days I just said fuck it.
So yeah, just like that
So I was reading where Tom Shaw(DF dev) basically said the game is being rushed and isn't ready on his Facebook Friday. Tasos potty smacked him and he apologized then the thread was deleted.. Fun!
They better not delay it again Make me a sad panda.
Well no update today.. Figured maybe they would since they mentioned trying to get the preorder up today..
I will be playing with people from PRX and Sick Bastards which was an original clan in DFO, so if you have any questions feel free to send me a message or let me know you're interested and I'll send you some info.
Multiple servers at launch? Seems like rolling on the same one as prx makes sense. Let us know the choice.
There will only be 2 servers at launch, one for EU and one for NA.
Well that makes it easy.
Still on the fence about this. It sounds good but hype is cheap. Keep us updated, if you all like it then I'll give it a shot.
I really want this game to be good, so much potential here.
I'll be picking it up but I don't see it coming out this year anyhow, especially now with holidays coming up people are going to be taking vacations.
Still no word on if this game is coming out or not tommorow
Yea it's crazy lol... This company has terrible customer relations. If they didn't mention the preorder thing for Monday, I would understand but to miss that goal and remain silent seems to have pissed some of the community off. Lol
They're on the right track to have an even worse launch than the original Darkfall. At this point I'd rather they just push back the release than try to salvage this shit as it will obviously be a disaster if they try to release as expected. No predl, no preorder, support shit still not done AND the game is going to have a larger initial playerbase most likely if only because of steam.
New poster here, long time FOH Creeper. I used to play DF1 and if anyone is getting a guild running send me some info i'd be down to join up!
What a bunch of banana heads. Same shit happened with the original release *sigh*
I really want to try this game..but at this point I'm kind of on the fence now. Just because I think it might be a disaster at launch. I'm not sure what these knuckleheads are thinking.
At this point I'm going to start playing wow again. Fuck.
Announcement about launch, it is being delayed again. They're starting an open beta(not even release) on the 17th, "just to make sure everything works". Estimated real launch date is january. Hopefully they'll have time to finish the class they removed by then.
Edit: And after further reading, open beta means preorder beta. Not really open.
Last edited by Pyros; 12-11-2012 at 10:09 PM.
Good for them. That's the perfect way to handle this.
Seems better to take a bit more time to get the game together. Completely reasonable, IMO.
Good, glad they didnt just throw a game that was not quit ready at us.
Not only that, but if the beta is good. Word will spread and increase sales.
I never got to play the original, so the beta will be a good opportunity to learn the game and get all the dumb shit outta my system before it launches and the stuff I do actually counts. They mentioned the possibility of a "head start", question to have answered now is when does the beta end and the headstart begin.
Same as Yukiri, didn't play the original but always loved UO so should like this theoretically.
It needs to actually be a good game for me to play, and that means not many bugs, satisfying and deep combat, intriguing world etc. These kinds of games will always attract the AHAHA I PWN U NUB I LOOT AL UR HAH U MAD LOL KIL PLLLPZ HAAH type of people but they are always going to be a small number. If they can actually provide a solid game as well as the pvp craziness then it could be worth trying. For me at least.
I just want a good rpg style world that feels like a world and Darkfall is the closest thing to fitting that criteria. The pvp and everything is nice.
Bugs are bugs, and as long as they are fixed in a decent time, i'm not worried about them.
another update.. Basically just saying sorry for the push back. I don't understand how anyone of that community could be upset. IMO this is a good thing.
I hope they are able to get the class that was supposed to be delayed in now with this push back. I'm glad they didn't launch it all fucked up and half assed. Good on them.
Do you actually think if a clan finds a really nice bug in game that gives them an advantage, they are going to come forward with it? Nope!
I don't buy AV giving players access to the Beta is some form of gift to the playerbase that we should be thankful for. They are charging us for it and quite frankly need us to hash out the bugs that are sure to be in the game. And ff course people are being over dramatic. This is the internet afterall. But I don't think you can really blame the playerbase when AV has such a poor history of communication and this is another instance of that.
Yea it's terrible for sure. Not going to argue that. I just think some companies and maybe even them a few years ago would of launched anyway..What's worse you know?
If the beta is even half successful and the pve is improved, word of mouth is going to spread like the plague and people will want to be apart of it. MMO's are stagnant as fuck right now, especially on the pvp side of things. This game has a huge opportunity to carve out a nice little spot, especially with Steam.
Think of it, every dungeon is going to be like AC Darktide type shit. Clans are going to either hold it down with heads camping the drop, or risk letting other clans level and prosper in their territory. This alone creates such a fun dynamic and lends to small pvp skirmishes or large obnoxious, lag filled ones. If they get this game right and its not grossly imbalanced or bugged to shit, it might be memorable.....in a good way,
Some Beta test notes:
- Will be Beta Forums with developers monitoring
- Will be a different version then launch version run in debug mode.
- Should be no limit of beta users before Mondays Beta
- Pricing is $15 for returning Darkfall players and $30 for new players. PreOrdering includes one month free sub along with Beta access and ability to reserve your name.
- PreOrders set to be enabled Friday evening (assume Friday afternoon for North American players)
- Will also look into giving pre-orders a head start for launch, but we can’t commit to this yet.
I find it funny how some people are mad they are paying to be able to play in the beta. How come no one complained that they had to prepurchase the game for GW2 just to play on a few Beta Weekend Events. At least Darkfall beta is every day.
Agreed. It's not like you have to take out a fkn loan either.
When is beta going to be live? Tomorrow with the pre-orders or? I missed it if it said.
Actually, i got the 404 page, but from the menu bar I went to Account and was able to register and pre-order from there. If anyone else is having trouble, try that.
Well for me Turbine beat aaventurine to the punch. I'd much rather be playing AC2 than beta testing DF.
Let us know how the beta goes but I'm not holding my hopes up.
Well, I feel like you'd get your 30$ worth out of this. I just have another game I'm maining right now and don't want to jump ship and ruin it.
I'm all preordered. Any clans on NA server recruiting? Most likely running a Mage spec of some sort.
Wow those graphics! Did someone invest in this game or something? Looks nothing like Darkfall.
still no response on wtf happened to my old account but being the fiend that i am i preordered. see you there.
Balroc, set up a stream dawg.
Pre ordered!! I`m up for joining some people come monday for some fun!
Can you get the sub price in USD or is it only EURO? wtf
Don't think I'll preorder after what happened with the release of the last game. But I'll hopefully get it once it's up and running.
Cant wait for monday! Should be fun! DL is up!!
Last edited by Boloboy; 12-15-2012 at 08:36 PM.
12 mins left.. think i started it 2 hours ago. I have plans in 15 mins.. this better hurry so I can start the patch process.. assuming there is one.
yeah im about 40 percent done dling the patch
Getting a NetSSLError when I try to login.
I went to sign in with my old account and... No Account found??? Spent about 5 minutes trying to find some way to get in contact with them, but nothing. Any ideas?
You have to create a new account for Unholy Wars, your old one wont work. Once you get that squared away, under the My Account options is a place to link your old Darkfall 1.0 account to your new one.
Someone in my clan suggested not using the same log in name for both as he had trouble getting them to link when he did his that way.
did any of you guys get a receipt for buying the game? all i got was an email confirmation.
Can't seem to get Unholy War to patch as I am getting "Patching Failed: peConnectionClosed" error. (Never played the original DF btw)
I've tried opening up port 35200, disabled av, malware, etc. no dice. I'm going to assume that it's the patching server at this point unless someone has any other ideas?
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