Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fun In The Alfar Lands

Ahh.... just another day in wonderfully Agon, and a nice little bit of hate on good old Cthulhu. ;)

First however I would like to tell you about poor Mk. I was marking a runestone, when he decided to stormblast up to my location above the bank in Shoal. It was then that his explosion caught me with it's blast as he tried to get up the last few feet. Needless to say, the Alfar guard towers made short work of him. Poor guy. Oh well1 That's what he gets for messing with me, hehe.

I got this after declaring war on The Industry.

Hey and look! A crafter from The Industry! I love crafters!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Moving Around In Agon

I've headed down from Alfar lands to a small Chaos City on an Island called Jhali. I love exploring in DarkFall. I have been to Jhali before, but I've never fully explored the islands south of it. There appears to be some decent spawns for new and veteran players.

Oh, one very interesting thing about Jhali is the fact that it is very very close to the Sea Towers. I believe that during the Sea Towers, the town of Jhali then becomes alive with PvPers. I expect one could hang out here and eventually get good loot from the towers.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A brief return to WAR and thoughts on EVE

So, in my little break from darkfall I have decided to give warhammer online a try again. Right now war is giving ten free days to returning players, although their free trial goes to at least level eleven and I did not get that far in my ten days so really I could have done the endless trial FYI if your interested in trying the game out yourself.

Anyways, warhammer is very fun and colorful with interesting classes, but I quickly burnt out. I think I burnt out because the game is a traditional diku mmo with a heavy emphasis on pvp and rvr. I think I just don't have it in me to play those kinds of traditional leveling class-based mmo's after playing darkfall for so long. It's just so easy to become bored hitting the same old buttons and being restricted to your pre-defined role.

I also thought about returning to EVE but you know, I already know even before re-installing the game (actually I did reinstall the game lol but I never logged in) that I will become instantly bored upon really playing the game. Eve is a great game, but it just takes too damn long to do anything!
In the end, I will be returning to darkfall shortly. There is just no other game on the market right now that comes anywhere close to the unique and awesome fun that is darkfall. And, who cares if it's taking the devs awhile to update the game? It's obvious av is just a noob at the mmo buisness especially regarding things such as hype and there is no reason not to enjoy their game in its current state.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Taking a break from good old Darkfall

Alright, well, I suppose it was fated to happen someday. I can proudly say that I have stuck with darkfall longer than I have many other mmo's. This is a testament to how fun, addicting, and engaging the darkfall experience is. But, everyone burns out eventually. It's not even the grind exactly, I actually have had a fairly powerful character for a while now, it's just that I feel like I have been there and seen and experienced much of what darkfall has to offer.

It's time to explore a new land! (And maybe revitalize this blog a little more).

First off, let me say that I am a complete sucker for new things and the next mmo does have some of my interest.

The game is called Final Fantasy XIV, a name I'm sure your familiar with. It is a very PvE focused game, in fact it has no PvP whatsoever. This is such a big change over DarkFall that I'm honestly not sure if I'll be able to adjust.

Final Fantasy has a number of positive aspects and I'm sure it will be a success. I do not think that the game will be hugely popular.

The reason for this has to do with the controls and the style of the game. FF14 just does not have a smooth and familiar enough control scheme to be a success on the PC. I'm sure the game will fare far better on the PS3.

If they are able to implement a better control scheme then I'm sure the game will prove to be a commercial success. It sounds silly honestly saying that a control scheme will make or break this game for me. I mean, if it's a constant struggle to read quests and talk to npc's then that means there is a problem.

This is the year 2010 after all. Like many I am flabbergasted as to how squareenix chose to release the game into open beta like this. It is also looking like a hardware mouse will not be at launch, unless they chose to release it AT launch, which again, would make no sense to me.

Long story short, FFXIV is not for me and it doesn't look like I will be playing it! The game doesn't have pvp anyways.