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Laenih
06-21-2010, 15:14
As with our in game Chaos Chests you'll never know what you get!
It's hard to keep up with updates and interesting happenings in game and around the forums. But fret not, the community liaisons are here to help.

We will recap on a regular basis to make sure you don't miss any important information.
Additionally we will pick a few examples of the many interesting reads around the forums. (If you think a specific thread or event is worth mentioning contact any of the liaisons. Keep in mind though that we are looking at suggestions directly on the forums, there is no need to send links about them to make a stronger point.)

.:: Official News ::.

The Darkfall 5k Contest (http://forums.darkfallonline.com/showthread.php?t=237436) has been extended with a deadline on the 8th of August
2nd of June 2010 Darkfall offers free trials (http://forums.darkfallonline.com/showthread.php?t=248123)
11th of June 2010 Upcoming Patch Note Teaser (http://forums.darkfallonline.com/showthread.php?t=249197) was posted
The Darkfall Lobby saw several updates the past week. Please make sure you download the latest version (http://forums.darkfallonline.com/showthread.php?t=247517).
14th of June 2010 Darkfall's Price (http://forums.darkfallonline.com/showthread.php?t=249602) was changed in preparation for international Box releases.
16th of June 2010 Official Patch Notes (http://forums.darkfallonline.com/showthread.php?t=249828)
17th of June 2010 Patch Hotfix News (http://forums.darkfallonline.com/showthread.php?t=250113)


.:: Around the web ::.

Darkfall's Free Trial made an appearance on IGNs Frontpage and various gaming sites around the net picked up on the news as well.
Syncaine wrote an exciting recap of the Kvitstein siege (http://syncaine.wordpress.com/2010/06/11/this-is-darkfall/) on the 10th of June (NA-1)
Signus' Travelogues (http://signusmelko.blogspot.com/) are also well worth a read


.:: Official Events ::.

The Trials of the Watcher will be coming to a server near you on the 25th of June. Read more about this lore Event here (http://forums.darkfallonline.com/showthread.php?t=250412).


.:: Player created Events ::.

Ninogan's 1vs1melee/archery only Tournament on EU was a big success. Read up on the winners and matches in the forums (http://forums.darkfallonline.com/showthread.php?t=248546).


.:: The battle for Agon ::.

Agon saw a big Clash (http://forums.darkfallonline.com/showthread.php?t=248933) on Cairn as well as solo player action (http://forums.darkfallonline.com/showthread.php?t=249129) all over the world.


EU-1
The Cairn alliance disbanded, and in turn lead to the fact that there is no clan with more then one holding on the continent. It remains to be seen what happens in terms of alliance in that part of Agon.
The new and rebalanced Sea Fortress loot lead to a huge early morning fight at the northern tower. At least 7 ships were spotted from many different parties, including a big ship of the line, owned by SUN. They had the bigger guns and conquered Burning Glory, but we heard that many parties got away with epic loot.

NA-1
NA saw big fights for the Sea Fortresses as well. You can relive it here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDQKZkIii4s) through the eyes of Lords of Death:
Another heavy battle was fought over Bladethorpe hamlet. Check out some additional politics (http://forums.darkfallonline.com/showthread.php?t=250658) and discussion (http://forums.darkfallonline.com/showthread.php?t=250756).


We are interested in finding neutral players who would like to work with us on a weekly basis to update the community on general war happenings on both servers. You can send a pm to any of the community liaison if you are interested. Please state why you would be a good candidate to comment and update us on happenings we might miss. Thank you!

.:: Around the forum ::.

Our weekly pick from the suggestions forum is bmfof's post titled "A working bounty system? (http://forums.darkfallonline.com/showthread.php?t=250716)". Keep in mind that this doesn't mean that this suggestion will be implemented. We just really liked the fact that it's a well thought out idea that takes into account as many variables as possible and analyzes them in a very constructive way.
We are always happy to see the community be so eager and willing to contribute.


.:: Creative Corner ::.

With the 5k Contest still going there naturally have been several posts about contest entries among the general posts of fan art. Keep in mind that the links here don't have anything to do with the judging of the contest from our side.

smoke2000: The Ambush (http://forums.darkfallonline.com/showthread.php?t=248704)
Mikethk: Recreating the Darkfall Dragon (http://forums.darkfallonline.com/showthread.php?t=248814)
Covert Operations' channel on youtube is a great source for all different kind of Darkfall Videos including sieges, little skirmishes and also some tips for playstyles. Check it out here (http://www.youtube.com/user/CovertOperationsClan#p/u/7/b0hQfAMe_NA). HD versions are available!


.:: General Help and information ::.

Our out of game customer support team is happy to help you with any issues here: EU (http://support.darkfallonline.com/) / NA (http://support.us.darkfallonline.com/)
Should you run into problems but can't log in to send a ticket through the support system you can use the following emails: EU (noaccount@aventurine.gr) / NA (noaccount@aventurine.gr)


.:: New players ::.

For new players, please make sure you link your gaming account to your forum account by following this guide (http://forums.darkfallonline.com/showthread.php?t=225478), in order to be able to post in the subscriber forums.
The official help guide is available both in and out of game (http://www.eu1.darkfallonline.com/help/). For in game information use the help icon in your main menu.
An additional helpful New Player Compilation by Asnar of the NEW clan on EU can be found here (http://forums.darkfallonline.com/showthread.php?t=245640).


That's the loot for this week.
Happy hunting everyone!

Helcular
06-21-2010, 15:18
Awsome

Kasmos
06-21-2010, 15:28
Excellent write up, thanks for that.

Any idea when we'll be hearing word on the June (I'm assuming now July) expansion?

ScareCrow
06-21-2010, 15:33
This is a great idea!

raffraff
06-21-2010, 15:34
This should be sent as an email newsletter

SynCaine
06-21-2010, 15:35
Thank you for the link, and great work putting all of this together! Certainly a very nice addition to all of the other communication you guys do, and a great way to involve the community.

MortalZero
06-21-2010, 15:35
Yep i will like some information regarding the costs and grind on magic after the nerf and when and how it gets fixed and also some info about expansion, will the special armor be in that.

Cailian
06-21-2010, 15:41
I like this. Good job!

Laenih
06-21-2010, 15:41
This should be sent as an email newsletter

There will be a monthly recap in newsletter form.

Keno
06-21-2010, 15:41
Good stuff

SkadisRevenge
06-21-2010, 15:52
refreshing post keep up the good work :)

sc0r0wnz
06-21-2010, 15:56
naice

Niburu
06-21-2010, 16:04
There will be a monthly recap in newsletter form.

that would be great and it hink the first new later that i acceppt

Torinar
06-21-2010, 16:06
Communication is good. Thanks.

Kasmos
06-21-2010, 16:21
Yep i will like some information regarding the costs and grind on magic after the nerf and when and how it gets fixed and also some info about expansion, will the special armor be in that.

Here's an idea: Don't grind all magic schools and spells.

Lictor
06-21-2010, 16:29
thanks!

Kay Rica
06-21-2010, 16:32
Great post, hopefully this newsletter gets rollin

World Dominator
06-21-2010, 16:37
Cool, can we expect this every week? I like it!

Sinny
06-21-2010, 16:59
Awesome, I always thought e-mailing this through a newsletter would be good.

btw, could I put these spotlights on a rss feed for my mobile, that would be even better.

Torc
06-21-2010, 17:28
Nice job, I like this new idea.

Slaker
06-21-2010, 17:37
Awesome, I always thought e-mailing this through a newsletter would be good.

btw, could I put these spotlights on a rss feed for my mobile, that would be even better.

You can always subscribe to this forum section so whenever there's something new you will get an email everyday around 6 PM EST.

paxprobellum
06-21-2010, 17:50
This is great. Even for us forum lurkers that already knew everything posted, it was a good read :)

Prometheus
06-21-2010, 18:06
NICE ....love that ----thats dealing with the Darkfall Community!!!!!! :D

Zach-Attack!!
06-21-2010, 18:27
Awesome communication. I hope we will see this every week.

$id Viciou$
06-21-2010, 19:28
Nice! :D

The bounty-hunter system looks like it would be a lot of fun! Hopefully someday we will have more stuff like this to do. I know that we could in theory create like a bounty-hunter clan to serve the same purpose that would be fully player-controlled but I for one would sure love to be a bounty-hunter without having to create a website, forums, and clan to do this . .. I am sure that many people would agree.

The problem is that I do not see anything preventing the bounty-hunter from contacting the person and saying, 'hey let me kill you and ill pay you'. The stat loss might make this work. It would sure encourage me to be more of a 'good guy' because I would be busy tracking down wanted people rather than looking for victims farming PVE.

BlueOreo
06-21-2010, 19:37
NICE ....love that ----thats dealing with the Darkfall Community!!!!!! :D

This, basically.

Great community update!

Grim Creaper
06-21-2010, 19:53
Thanks.

bmfof
06-21-2010, 22:16
Oh, lord! It's nice to hear that someone's actually going through the boards and reads them on the higher end of the chain. :)



The problem is that I do not see anything preventing the bounty-hunter from contacting the person and saying, 'hey let me kill you and ill pay you'. The stat loss might make this work. It would sure encourage me to be more of a 'good guy' because I would be busy tracking down wanted people rather than looking for victims farming PVE.

The target loses more money than the initial bounty awarded to the hunter. That prevents the scenario you describe.

$id Viciou$
06-21-2010, 22:36
How cool would this be?

Darkfall Spotlight: We will be introducing non-exploitable PVP quests that award the player with stat/skill gains as a means of character progression outside of PVE.

This thread inspired me to make some of my own suggestions . ..

:ninja:

$id Viciou$
06-21-2010, 22:37
http://forums.darkfallonline.com/showthread.php?t=250837

Lumanil
07-02-2010, 20:29
So, whats about a Chaos Chest #2 this week ?

Signus
07-06-2010, 16:31
Ha, I somehow missed this one. Didn't realize the devs had posted my Travelogues! Thanks :) New one should be out tomorrow.

ChinaCat
07-07-2010, 09:51
This should be sent as an email newsletter

This is a good idea.

Great work. Thank you.

Volaris WTF
07-07-2010, 12:22
This should be sent out as a newsletter to everyone registered with the game, will help nag at people who have quit and cancelled their SUbs and probably make you some money, while offering a service that we can also enjoy.

[freedom]
07-07-2010, 12:39
it's also part of your little socialist agenda huh? Reward those that didn't do shit, while those who slave away for something get the finger. I am sure this will be deleted but the truth remains.

chaos chests should be called small amount of gold chest, and nothing else put in them.

[PvP]
07-07-2010, 13:53
;4374299']it's also part of your little socialist agenda huh? Reward those that didn't do shit, while those who slave away for something get the finger. I am sure this will be deleted but the truth remains.

chaos chests should be called small amount of gold chest, and nothing else put in them.

do you open old barrels? broken chests? u want to turn chaos chests into the same useless objects?

again, the real problem is not that the big rewards are coming from chaos chests, its that they aren't able to be made (IE: Craftable) or obtained by any other methods.