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Being a Darkfall veteran and being one of those people that would laugh at people that played wow and Rift and GW, etc, explaining to them that they don't really understand what hardcore is, some of the new bullet points of the new Darkfall totally saddened me. Many vets reading this know what i'm talking about, going to other games and listening to people pvping and thinking, "wow...these people really think they're good." Or, "wow, did that guy really just qq about getting killed in the open world in a game where nothing happens when you die." Or, "omg, they call that a siege system." So yea...all of us veterans have been through this.
That said, everything has a beginning and an end. Darkfall 1.0 while having its downfalls, was the greatest sandbox owpvp game ever made for the niche gamers/vets that have been playing for years, but its over. Our game was great and we had great moments that we'll never forget.
Some of us since the announcement of 2.0 have resisted some of the things that cator to the masses. We know Darkfall as the hardcore game that has the niche community following it because of things like:
1. Total FFA PVP with absolutely no safezones
2. Total freedom to build your character however you want
3. 100% skill based with practically no crowd control skills
4. Basic animations as opposed to glowing skills flashing all over
5. A close knit community that loves each other but hates each other all at the same time
Truth said, these things are gone....with it some of our niche players will go away as well. All of this said, the bottom line is that you can't expect a company to launch an entirely knew game for a niche community, it just doesn't make business sense. Aventurine made a decision and they want a larger community and they want to make more money, obviously...it is a busniess. So when us vets get upset and say, "wow, really...your existing community is going to hate this" your saying the 1000 or so left (if that) won't like this...you idiots are catoring to hte 10,000...whats wrong with you!?
Its time to let go of our old Darkfall...if you can't, well...you can't, but theres no sense in comparing the two and constantly saying its stupid, what aventurine is doing that is. The company ended the old game and now they are moving forward, and with this dicision, the game will have a much healthier population.
Just speaking outloud as I started to qq when I saw safezones, and it prompted me to say to myself, "its a new game....accept it or move on."
Just my random thought of the morning...
"You're either with us or against us"