Category Archives: Darkfall Online

Subtraction by addition

One of the lazier strawmen in MMO blogging land is to dismiss the success of an older MMO by stating that fewer people play it today. I’m sure you have read some version of “If UO did so many things … Continue reading

Posted in Dark Age of Camelot, Darkfall Online, DDO, EQ2, EVE Online, Lord of the Rings Online, MMO design, Ultima Online | 6 Comments

DF:UW – Being right isn’t always fun

One of the better inside jokes around here is the concept of a ‘Jesus patch’, because all too often the fools tossing that term around are talking about an MMO that has either shut down or is a shell of … Continue reading

Posted in Combat Systems, Darkfall Online | 21 Comments

Sandbox end-game: Why keep playing long-term?

Let’s talk PvP sandbox MMO end-game today. One of my outstanding questions from the whole Warhammer Online saga is in a perfect world, what was the end-game for that MMO? I mean we know it was to raid the other … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, EVE Online, MMO design, Pathfinder Online, Warhammer Online | 9 Comments

Re-confirmed: I’m kind of a big deal

Knowing how many ‘real people’ readers a blog has, much less how much influence a writer has on his readers, is almost impossible to tell. WordPress provides view/visitor statistics of course, but based on personal experience those numbers aren’t 100% … Continue reading

Posted in Clash of Clans, Darkfall Online, Mass Media, Random, Rant, Site update, Warhammer Online | 19 Comments

Spoiler Alert

Since I’ve gotten a bunch of emails about the previous post, might as well let everyone else in on our little game. Yes, the exact wording of the title was intentional. Yes, I am aware of the page rank and … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online | 14 Comments

Darkfall: Unholy Wars going F2P and other problems sink it

Darkfall and I have had an interesting history (the fact that I heard about the first game from Tobold entertains me to this day), and unfortunately I think this post marks the final chapter. The game is going in multiple … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, MMO design, RMT | 45 Comments

DF:UW – Day of reckoning

Today Aventurine is releasing their class removal, combat overhaul update to Darkfall: Unholy Wars. If the next few weeks aren’t a complete balance cluster, I’ll be pleasantly surprised. Worst-case here IMO is that a build that completely trivializes PvE is … Continue reading

Posted in Combat Systems, Darkfall Online | 1 Comment