Out of all the easy criticism a ForumFaller might make against DarkFall, why are so many people getting so worked up about the game not being on sale 24/7? If you know DarkFall is not the game for you (and lets face it, it’s fairly obvious to ALMOST anyone whether it is or not), why are you so worried about being able to buy it? Just seems a very strange thing to continue to harp on… (Ignoring of course the actual reason behind the shop being down, which many seem to have trouble grasping as well)
In “I’ve actually played DarkFall this week” news, Inquisition sold our hamlet to a friendly alliance, and will be moving to a new ‘location of opportunity’. Personally I’m a bit sad to be leaving the Tribelands, but unfortunately Primal had one too many idiot guilds who thought it was a good idea to siege hammer harass a major alliance, and as retribution said alliance burned Exodus Syndicate’s hamlet, prompting them to pack up and move out. Since Exo was one of the major guilds in the alliance (and the only other guild with property), their departure is a fatal blow to the original idea behind Primal (establishing control of the Tribelands). Oddly enough, once Exo packed up, most of the guilds that originally started the trouble seem to have disappeared, funny how that works.
On a greater scale, the Goons and friends in DarkFall continue their war against the few guilds remaining loyal to Hyperion, taking three cities over the weekend. Hyperion’s last major city, Long March, should be the site of a rather epic battle. (or a few server crashes, depending on how big the zerg gets) Once the ‘rp enemy’ is gone, we will see who the Goons turn their eye on next. While both Goons and the Death alliance are both larger than Hyperion ever was, it’s very unlikely they will go at it after spending so much time on the same side. Death also has all of Yssam to conquer, while the Goons could turn their attention towards Cairn. Either way, SOMETHING has to happen once the Hyperion boogieman is gone, or both alliances will start to bleed members due to boredom.
Inq spent some time over the weekend doing merc work, and I was able to finally see a large portion of human and orc lands. I must say its impressive just how different the terrain is compared to the tribelands, both from a visual and a tactical standpoint. The difference in architecture is also interesting to see between the cities and hamlets of different races. It would have been an easy move for Aventurine to just release with one standard look for all player owned cities and hamlets, so credit to them for going the extra step and actually making everything unique, ensuring that each siege on a hamlet or city requires it due diligence in scouting and prep work.