So for everyone who is confused, Aventurine has sold the rights to Darkfall Online to 2 companies, who are both setting out to create 2 similar, but different games.
Big Picture Games has set out to create this iteration; Darkfall: Rise of Agon.
For those of you that don't know Darkfall Online was the single greatest masterpiece/disaster ever to be created by greeks.
The base game had a lot of flaws, and a lot of problems with: hackers, scripting, macroing, bugs, and horrible grinding. Those of us that saw Darkfall Online to the end came to see some of these dealt with, while a lot of problems remained.
Throughout the years many of us would beg, would plead, and would sometimes get downright nasty with Aventurine to fix many of the flaws in the game, because we all knew what the game had to offer. A hardcore MMO experience, complete with: a combat system like no other, an awesome player city/siege system, naval combat, and last but not least, full loot (It works amazingly).
But alas, Aventurine just constantly dodged answers/directed our attentions elsewhere when confronted, similar to how Donald Trump answers his campaign questions. Eventually Aventurine just shut the game down after years of doing absolutely nothing content wise, balance wise, bug wise, macro wise, and revealed their awful sequel Darkfall: Unholy Wars. Then that flopped, which lead us to our current situation.
Big Picture Games is a company many of us Darkfallers can get behind. They promise change to many of the problems Darkfall has faced over the years. The game is only in Alpha stage, but already they have accomplished what Aventurine could not, fixing 2 EXTREMELY SIMPLE, but extremely important issues. Those being the ability to autosprint and hotbar/skill management. (YES AVENTURINE WAS THIS BAD, THEY COULDN'T EVEN FIX THESE ISSUES.)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1CiEcPk5wE
This company is still learning the already developed (and poorly maintained) code. Already they are preparing fixes to issues the playerbase was told was not possible by Aventurine.
Along with this fix, Big Picture Games plans on improving the New Player Experience drastically (Something I'm sure many of you noobies absolutely found appalling, I know I did), Balancing out grind and power gap by decreasing the amount of time it takes to become PVP viable, balancing spells, adding in new content, and a lot more.
This company, and it's Big Picture (see what i did thar?) is something I, and many other Darkfallers throughout the years can, and should get behind.
The Darkfall community hopes you will come and check out the launch of this game, and fall in love with it, like so many of us have.