I’ve tried Darkfall twice now. I haven’t stayed more than a month either time, even though there was a lot that I really liked about the game. Syncaine, with his usual snobby ‘tone’ linked to this video of a new Darkfall raid, acting as if it was exactly like a WoW raid, basically mocking those that would stupidly play any game other than Darkfall.
I can almost see someone being that snotty after watching this video. The entire thing got me hyped up and wishing I was playing Darkfall. It also made me realize something. I would LOVE a PVE focused Darkfall, with perhaps PVP only in scenarios or PVP lakes like Warhammer. Yes, I am asking for Darkfall’s Trammel. I’m not one of those people who pretends to have played Ultima, I did play Ultima. I’m not one of those people who pretends that Ultima was better before Trammel without having any experience (some people actually feel this way, being hardcore FFA PVP fans, and that is fine for them), I played both before and after Trammel.
That said I just can’t get behind a FFA full loot pvp game, and I’m finding that as time goes on any form of PVP, fighting games, MMOs, Shooters, anything PVP oriented, infuriates me with every death. I get so angry when I die, even if it’s an instant respawn game, that I’m worried that I will one day have a heart attack or aneurism due to a video game. This new information has caused me to gravitate away from these types of games, even if I do still get sucked in every now and then.
Still, a trammel server for Darkfall would be amazing, and I doubt it would hurt the current servers at all, since I think unlike UO, most people playing Darkfall right now would not switch to a no PVP server. Instead it would just bring in more players, though it would lead development to cater to the much larger PVE crowd, which would be bad for the hardcore server.
Still, I guess the only thing that makes this raid very different is that you are on a ship shooting at dragons, instead of on land shooting at dragons. Well Darkfall, I hope the raid is everything it looks like and more. Enjoy the game and the expansion, while I drool from a distance.