Aventurine today confirmed that anyone who had a Darkfall 1 account will receive Darkfall: Unholy Wars for free. Nice move on AV’s part, especially considering that those who played on the EU server had to rebuy DF to play on the NA server. I’m curious if they will keep the sub price at the current reduced rate, or return it to $15.
Also the wipe was confirmed, for the few mutants who actually thought they might not wipe. Obviously a good move, whether the skill systems actually aligned or not. Now AV just needs to take a hard line on exploiting and swing the banhammer often to avoid many of the issues that plagued the early EU days.
Inquisition will be hitting DF:UW full-force. DF1 EU was the most fun we have had in an MMO for years, and beyond DF:UW the outlook for solid MMOs looks pretty bleak. Among the DF community, a lot of old names have returned to the forums, and old guilds seem to have popped back up again and are preparing.
All of this leads me to believe that come launch, DF:UW will have a very solid population, and that itself drives so much of the content. Nov 20th can’t come soon enough.