Its not about what stats matter more or what skills need less grind, or about timeframes to beign pvp "viable".
Its way more simple than what you guys are discussing here, the PROBLEM with Darkfall, the REASON why the servers are EMPTY and keep getting worse its because GRINDING is the only thing to do in this game aside from pvp. Its that sad....
Now take a newcomer as an example.... will he pvp? sure and when he gets owned a dozen of times or so he will realise that the only thing for him to do is endless grind.... so what do they do? they cancel sub. Its as simple as that....
All this bullshit thread about the GRIND can be sum up in what I explained... Theres nothing beyond that so I feel angry reading some of the bullshit posted here while the solution to this problem has nothing to do with the GRIND....
This game is failing because it has NO CONTENT....
When a game has NO CONTENT it has to rely on grinding and this is what Darkfall is all about.
There is almost nothing sandbox about it.... Nothing is dynamic and the little stuff it has is poorly implemented.
There is no economy, there is no social interaction other than e-peening with your clanmates, there is no Roleplay, there is no lore, there's nothing player driven other than owning some static cities that cant be modified at all and dont have any purpose....
Now as I see they keep adding shit that doesnt help this grind situation at all like the prestige classes that will sum up in another form of grinding thats all.
As someone pointed out, I think everything (almost) that had to be said was said. All sides presented their best arguments, everyone pointed out his opinion. I think everything further (or from the last, like, 10 pages) is just repeating and namecalling, which isn't exactly productive.
I would suggest for the spotlight dudes to lock this thread, and will also like to ask if we can get direct answers to the questions raised here. In fact, I do feel that more were raised than answered, so, obviously, people are left in the dry a bit here.
Needless to say, it'll be a great dissapointment if we have to wait for some sort of an interview (mmorpgitalia) or another week/month to actually get further answers from either Tasos or some other developer regarding the topics discussed here. It can't really be called discussion if it remains one sided, can it?
I mean, you cant expect the developers to sit here with you whack jobs through 700 posts and try to engage in a conversation.
"Darkfall is a Korean grindfest, Darkfall is a PvP game, those 2 don't work together"
Hopefully Mr. White supplies them with the main points and we get a concrete response/plan of action in a week or so.
There are TONS of replies to this thread with a lot of opinions and information on both sides of the fence. It will be a huge, huge disappointment to me if we do not get adequate (and honest) responses from developers or someone because it seems a LOT of people disagree with the OPs sentiments.
So please developers, lock this thread and give us some responses. You heard our voices, now acknowledge them.
- Kasmos out
Mr. White or one of the other community liaisons should be posting in here saying they are compiling a list of points and showing them to the devs. It would be nice if they could post that list and update it so we know they are doing their job. A job we all know they have been slacking at for the months following the CTS Expansion.
One thing that continues to irritate the hell out of me is the weather not being synced and consistent. Currently it is a random disadvantage, where one guy is blind in the fog but his opponent has clear blue skies.
Poor workmanship, guys, please fix it or remove it.
will someone help me choose between wow and darkfall
know im getting a new computer (maybe) and im new ive played wow but never darkfall and i found this game but i dont know which one to pick i might pick darkfall but i dont want vets to kill me right away when i start out.
im not worried its just ive never played a game like this before. i like facing pvp and pve and you can do it when ever you want so im probably going to try it and see if i like it thats probably the best idea