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Enjoyed Original Ultima Online? Try Darkfall.

This may be of interest to those seeking an improved Classic UO type game with modern graphics:










































































Darkfall isn’t just generic Fantasy-themed WoW-clone number 852. The
game will feature a robust PvP system that unlike the majority of
current MMO titles, will be very fast paced. Also unlike many current
MMOs with PvP, player skill will often be the determining factor in
combat. “You have the character skill” says Lead Programmer Kjetil
Helland, “but what will matter as much is the player’s skill”. And
you’d better have some skill, because in Darkfall, you won’t find
things like safezones to protect you. You can attack, or be attacked at
any time, in any place.

Of course, with this freedom comes
responsibility, killing members of your own race will have a huge
impact on your character’s alignment. Soon enough he’ll be known to all
as evil, and will be unable to trade in most cities, and may even be
attacked on-sight by town guards. This alignment also extends to all
characters on your server, so players will have to be accountable for
their actions, regardless of which character they are currently
playing. You had better watch where you aim that fireball too, because
Darkfall doesn’t feature any form of friendly-fire protection.
- Darkfall Preview
































If
you enjoyed Classic UO, then check out Darkfall Online. Darkfall's been
in production for over three and a half years, with a beta fast
approaching. Dedicated forum go'ers and community members will likely
have preferance in said beta, so get involved! An official push to
organize clans is already underway, so get your friends together and
give it a try.



















1.  Full, unrestricted PVP and looting, ala classic UO.





















2.  Player owned ships and naval combat.












































3. Darkfall has player housing, player controlled NPC mercenaries and building construction!
































4.  No
neon, ninjas, robots or uber game unbalancing artifact
weapons - just actual armor and weapons from medieval times, including
large siege weapons.
































5. Outstanding crafting system and economy.  Players in Darkfall actively compete for  crafting resources in brutal, racial PVP battles. NPCs do not have limitless supplies of gold or resources and they react differently depending upon your alignment.  Almost everything is craftable.

































6. Modern 3D graphics and game world. 
Darkfall does not look like ass.

































7.
The developers are dedicated players themselves and have a clear vision
and goals for their virtual world, one of which is that it is realistic
as possible; its not run by a large corporation like EA.

































8. Not a leveling treadmill, you have skills much like Ultima Online. 
Reviews have compared the game to the original UO. Darkfall officially has over 500 different skills!

































9. Viable punishments and deterrents for evil role-players.

































10. Guarded areas in racial towns.

www.darkfallonline.com

Comments

  • DerosianDerosian Member Posts: 8
    Heh, Nice.

  • ArqentusArqentus Member Posts: 30

    Lets first see, and then talk.

    "production for over three and a half years, with a beta fast
    approaching
    "

    I've seen that quote for years now, how a beta was coming, and how it was going alone so well. It looks more like a slightly more alive Duke Nukem Forever... I still have my hopes up, but i know there is a 95% change i'm in for a disappointment.

    Ps: why do all the links go to Roma Victor when its Darkfalls text?





  • Originally posted by Arqentus

    Lets first see, and then talk.

    "production for over three and a half years, with a beta fast
    approaching
    "

    I've seen that quote for years now, how a beta was coming, and how it was going alone so well. It looks more like a slightly more alive Duke Nukem Forever... I still have my hopes up, but i know there is a 95% change i'm in for a disappointment.

    Ps: why do all the links go to Roma Victor when its Darkfalls text?





    Most MMORPGs take 3-4 years. Darkfall isn't taking any longer than they are. You could say that about any game. And I don't know why the links are broken, MMORPG.com's forum is buggy as sin.
  • DerosianDerosian Member Posts: 8
    It is becuase Jkun was making a parody of the Roma Victor thread, and forgot to change the links, he didn't want to admit his mistake though. 

    The correct link is basically www.darkfallonline.com

    Even though the game is not called Darkfall Online, but just Darkfall.

    Also note you will find more activity and new news on the forum. 

    Beta is aimed to be released before 2007.


  • SuitepeeSuitepee Member Posts: 921

    Sadly I never got to enjoy the 'classic UO' that has been described to me. It sounded like the pinnacle of open-ended PvP; harsh but fun. In fact,when I started reading 'The Noob' comic I sort of imagined all PvP to be like that; PK groups,anti-PK groups,bases,raids on bases,loot drops,etc. Too bad I've yet to find a game like it. EVE comes close but.....it's not on the ground.

    Anyways,I'm keenly interested in seeing how Darkfall does. It seems to have a lot of promise about it and if it offers anything like 'classic UO',it sounds good,at least for now on paper.

    Beta this year eh? Hope they meet that date.

  • ElnatorElnator Member Posts: 6,077
    LOL Jkun!  Fix your links Bro :)

    Darkfall is actually one that I, and all of Sturmgrenadier actually, am watching very closely.  I'm a bit nervous about it but here's to hoping it doesn't turn out to be vaporware :)


    Currently Playing: Dungeons and Dragons Online.
    Sig image Pending
    Still in: A couple Betas


  • Would have fixed the links earlier, but this forum is seriously buggy. I have no idea why they came out wrong in the first place, and so stubbornly resisted repair.

    "It is becuase Jkun was making a parody of the Roma Victor thread, and
    forgot to change the links, he didn't want to admit his mistake
    though."


    Your mom. >;O




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