Personally, I have had three characters subbed for nearly 3 years. I am as loyal of a customer as they get. But sadly it seems I have begun to lose my addiction to this wonderful game.
3 games, two name changes and three years of playing with 3 characters.
210+36x45=$1830 spent on Darkfall
This doesn't include me building a new computer (i7 950) only to rebuild it 4 months later to use a i7 2700k. I am on my 3rd G15 keyboard, 4th mouse (g9x), and 4th gaming headset(g35 & Sony GA500). I have purchased multiple sound cards and 10k rpm hard drives trying to improve my performance in sieges.
I know there are many others out there who are just as passionate about this game as I am. Until recently I had no problem paying three subs because I wanted to do anything I could to help AV succeed in developing Darkfall 2010 .
After waiting over two and a half years my excitement and optimism about this games development has drastically faded. Last week I canceled two of my subs. Im not sure if any "promotion" AV does will be enough to peak my interest again.
This isn't goodbye because honestly I think we all know I will be around until the forums get shut down (even if the game servers go first).
At this point even minor game tweaks would get me to log in. Pictures of swords that took a few hours to paint or hypothetical talk about resource nodes and the GUI aren't going to do it for me.
-I think I deserve a closed beta invite sometime in the next couple years.