Alignment changes are going in. Enough with killing other players, this won’t improve your alignment anymore. The first step in these alignment changes is the introduction of Chaos Churches where players can repent their negative alignment away. These are located in the Chaos cities. The next step in this process will be to look at offering incentives for goodness. There will be a spotlight on this soon.
If this works out I would actually resub. Sprint fest combat I do not like, but I will tolerate. The broken economy, I do not like but I will tolerate. The buggy spawns and minor hacking issues we have I do not like but I will tolerate.
Darkfall is a good game that just happens to have some major fundamental issues breaking its overall quality down to garbage. Its like someone handed you a golden gem encruted goblet, then you look in the goblet and its got a dog turd in it.
Two things I never could tolerate was red's farming alignment on extra guild accounts so that alignment didnt matter, and guilds like Goblin Preservation Society war dec'ing everyone under the sun. (Which should be fixed now that you can only war dec a certain number of people per week.)
I just hope that these Chaos Churches arent another factor to the gold grind. For example, you pay 10,000 gold (pocket change to most big time Red's) and you are a blue again. This would actually be easier for them than the current system of farming alignment off your guild's extra alfar account.
If you go to the Churches and they give you a quest that takes actual time away from your farming the devil and blue afk gold miners to do something you probably do not enjoy doing (kill 200 goblins, or something that is actually an inconvenience for them) then I see this working out great.
Darkfall was envisioned as an immersive living world. Without consequences for being evil and rewards for being good (as with any society, even a gaming community) the concept of realistic immersion will never be realized.