While it’s been some months since I’ve felt like a noob in DarkFall, a few sources are just getting their feet wet in the game. I’ve written here on numerous occasions that DF is growing, and the only way you do that is by bringing new players into your game (DF avoided the worst of the tourist phenomenon by making it next to impossible to buy the game initially, so growth now really is new people trying the game rather than older players returning to check it out a second time).
First up there is this post over at MMOCrunch, talking a lot about the PvE of DF and how that aspect might surprise people. While the highlights for most are indeed the PvP encounters, there is more to DF than just fantasy Counter-Strike matches, and the game is enjoyable for more than just those who wish to PvP at all times (I’m one of those players, spending more time doing non-PvP things most days).
Up next is the 30th day of the DukeStreet blog trying DarkFall for a month. The whole series of posts is a good look at the game through the eyes of a new player and his day to day life, and overall shows that DF really is what you make of it, for better or worse.
Finally the head tourist himself (I believe I awarded you that title a while back, did I not?) has taken the leap into DarkFall. On display here is the now-common player progression through the first few days of DF, starting with utter hate for 99% of it, then slowly getting comfortable and understanding some of the design decisions and the overall ‘method to the madness’. DF really needs a disclaimer stating you will most likely not enjoy your first day in the game, especially if you have mainly played WoW-like titles. At least Pitrelli did not EG his time in DF and ragequit before giving it a fair shot, props for that. Now find a clan and really see what it’s all about!
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