Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Optomist VS Pessimist

FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
With some rebuttal from this leaker.
Here is some more information about the world size for those interested. It does take about 30-40 minutes to run from Capital City to another Capital City, if you are using Sprint the entire time you can. This is the best way to travel, and likely it would take twice as long, give or take, if you were not sprinting. Sprint can also be used for several minutes at a time and you gain skill in it as you use it. Walking is also about the same speed as a normal MMORPG. A little slow, but about the realistic pace you would have if you were walking or jogging in real life. Just as sprinting feels about as fast as if you were running in real life.

There are some things I see differently from another leaker that I would like to comment on. Although I do think these things are subjective and will vary depending on what you like in a game or a world. The main disagreements I have are about Darkfall being a grind game, and the empty world comments.




I loathe grind games myself, because I hate the feeling that I need to do repetitive tasks endlessly just to get to the end game and compete. I do not get this feeling whatsoever in Darkfall, because I feel the Character balance is so much better without levels. I believe that I can compete with the other players out there who spend all their time skilling up, and I can group up with anyone in my guild at any time, for any reason. This makes Darkfall totally different from a game where you must grind to participate in the end game. Additionally, I do like advancement, so I do enjoy advancing my character while not feeling the pressure to do so that exists in most MMORPGs. I did not get a feeling that I had to rush to get somewhere at all, while I still felt rewarded by the slight increases over time.

I also disagree about just trees being around the world as you explore. I don't really understand that comment, unless you are comparing it to a game with quests and mobs walking around every square inch of the world, and that is what you like and expect. Darkfall is much more like Oblivion in terms of mob density. To me it makes sense and feels right, and was very well done. Except for some places where they do not have content yet. There are places like this in the word that simply need to be finished, just as most of the places are very detailed and feel natural like a world.

As I have said in the past, I do enjoy the game and will be buying it for certain. This is the type of game I thought nobody would ever even bother to make, so I think it is very exciting. I am concerned about the small team of developers as most people are, but considering how rock solid stable the game is, and mostly bug free, I think they do deserve quite a bit of credit for actually trying something different and doing a decent job of it. They also deserve it for making a PvP full loot sandbox world that I like for once, instead of just another boring level based RvR clone that simply is not worth any of my time or money. -leakreader2

20 comments:

Nezabyte said...

Thank you for this response, leakreader2. This makes me feel a bit more at ease, especially since you're considered a reliable source.

Ka-Wiz said...

"using Sprint the entire time you can. This is the best way to travel"

what about mounts?

Schimpie said...

Thanks a lot for giving this rebuttal Leakreader2, it's appreciated.

How are your concerns so far about DF.
With that I mean;
- Do you think it will be ready for the limited "open beta" on the 22nd, or will that be postponed?
- Does the game feel more ready after the latest patches/fixes (if there were any)?
- How do the beta testers feel atm?

Thanks again for this update.

Aramyle said...

When you say it takes 30-40 minutes to get from one capital to another.. does that mean the adjoining races capital city? Like Flaming Skull to Sanguine? If so I think the game world will be plenty big then. As long as I can't run the entire length/width of the central continent in 30-40 minutes.

Kim said...

I was wondering the same thing, Aramyle.

Jonny said...

I hope that's what he meant. Because then the devs claim about the size of the world would make a lot more sense.

Anthony Haug said...
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Anthony Haug said...

There are 3 capitols per race, so when I read it I assumed it was from one race capitol to the other same-race capitol. Hope this makes sense.

Jonny said...

I would assume it's from, for example, Flaming Skull to Sanguine, as Aramyle has already mentioned. That would be most consistent with what the devs had already said about the size. Anything else would be either too big, or too small.

Dominic said...

Good to hear.
As for the distance..looks like all our test were correct. Not thats a bad thing. An 1 hour and a half to cross the the main continents is a long fucking time...seriously think about it

But from end to end of the map its 3 hours, and thats it you could walk on water

James said...

@ Anthony Haug

There is only one capital per race. There are also three starter cities.

Dustin Ward said...

anything in the read more section you guys could post? thanks a ton, i hate being annoying like this

Nofogdj said...

thank you, leakreader2.

could you clear up the qustion that Aramyle has?

Nezabyte said...

Have you considered using a US proxy by chance?

Here's the info:
"I loathe grind games myself, because I hate the feeling that I need to do repetitive tasks endlessly just to get to the end game and compete. I do not get this feeling whatsoever in Darkfall, because I feel the Character balance is so much better without levels. I believe that I can compete with the other players out there who spend all their time skilling up, and I can group up with anyone in my guild at any time, for any reason. This makes Darkfall totally different from a game where you must grind to participate in the end game. Additionally, I do like advancement, so I do enjoy advancing my character while not feeling the pressure to do so that exists in most MMORPGs. I did not get a feeling that I had to rush to get somewhere at all, while I still felt rewarded by the slight increases over time.

I also disagree about just trees being around the world as you explore. I don't really understand that comment, unless you are comparing it to a game with quests and mobs walking around every square inch of the world, and that is what you like and expect. Darkfall is much more like Oblivion in terms of mob density. To me it makes sense and feels right, and was very well done. Except for some places where they do not have content yet. There are places like this in the word that simply need to be finished, just as most of the places are very detailed and feel natural like a world.

As I have said in the past, I do enjoy the game and will be buying it for certain. This is the type of game I thought nobody would ever even bother to make, so I think it is very exciting. I am concerned about the small team of developers as most people are, but considering how rock solid stable the game is, and mostly bug free, I think they do deserve quite a bit of credit for actually trying something different and doing a decent job of it. They also deserve it for making a PvP full loot sandbox world that I like for once, instead of just another boring level based RvR clone that simply is not worth any of my time or money. -leakreader2"

Dustin Ward said...

@ Nexabyte

I do not know how to do that, there is a the "Great Firewall of China"

Aatu said...
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xxPIGxx said...

@ Dustin


Google/Download Freegate. It is Proxy program made specifically for the Chinese to get around the firewall

Charlie said...

People. If you click on the title of the blog post, it will open up the entire post in another page. It is a direct html link.

Stop asking for "what's in the read more" section.

As to the leaker, thanks.

I think what would help settle the size of the world debate would be if you were to pick one of those squares and run along, either with sprint or without, one of the edges and just time it.

I know the servers aren't up, but at some point it would be nice.

Again, thanks for all the info.

Newjack said...

@Charlie, he is in china, so it is blocked. Great firewall of china.

So people can link it here so he can see it.

Vehementi said...

Read his post Newjack...

 

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