Hey Guys and Gals,
I just wanted to share an experience I had within this game.
I have only been playing a week. Its truthfully been a very fun time and not difficult as other people state. Yes, people are trying to gank me, the mobs are difficult and I have had to spend time harvesting/mining. But thats what I like. I also like the open PVP.
However, after raising my swords and noticing that I can actually do a little bit of damage now I decided to test it out. As such, I attacked a fellow dwarve. I proceeded to go "Red" which means ANYONE can kill me without being flagged red or grey, and I can't go into cities and use banks. And I now die and go back to a chaos stone. When I die I also have no access to my bank to get Armour or weapons, of which I don't have much anyway! Red also DOES NOT WEAR OFF. You can only lose it by attacking other reds or enemies. Mobs/spawn do not count (unless I am mistaken).
Now let me tell you this, after I went red I proceeded to sneak away from my area and go into the enemies area. I tried to find mining noobs and the such. However, being red to everyone there made it exceedingly difficult. I spent an hour running after and away from people. At about the 2 hour mark a mounted Ork finally found me and chased me for quite a distance until finishing me off in the water. Thats where I am now. Royally screwed.
I have no armour, no weapons other than my Leafblade and no access to a bank. I can't go into cities as the towers attack me.
I have learned a lesson from this. At first I got upset and thought I wasn't going to play the game anymore. NO I did not get angry or throw anything around in nerd rage. I have however gone ahead and cancelled my account just in case. I have about 23 days left of play time. I am going to delete my character that I put quite a few hours into and create a new one. I am going to role as an Ork maybe.
With all this being said, I really think that this is an enormous flaw in the game. I am all for the difficult mobs (strafing, circling blah blah), the grinding which isn't bad IMO and everything else with the game. But I do think its unreasonable to put such a burden on a new character. I feel there should be a way to lose your red status without having to kill another red or enemy. Maybe have it wear off after 12 hours? Kinda like UO, heck, make it 24 hours. At least there would be an end in sight! Maybe some sort of quest? Killing Mobs that are opposed to your faction (even if in huge quantities)? Im not asking for a UO clone, this game is great. But if a newbie doesn't read this and know not to go red due to the repricussions, they may quit and never play again!!!
PS; please spare me the carebear comments and offer ideas instead. Maybe I am missing something? I am open to new ideas. This is just a newbies opinion. And if Darkfall is to continue into the future, newbies are needed! I'd also like to point out, I am not complaining that I can't do much in my first week or that other players had a chance to exploit and take advantage of things before my time and thus I may never be equivelant to them. Thats not my issue. Just this one tiny detail.