Lately it’s all that most of the K&G community can talk about: Darkfall, Darkfall, DARKFALL! What race we’re going to be, what type of character we want to play, where we want to build our clan city, whether or not we’ll be an aggressive or defensive minded bunch, and all sorts of details that we probably shouldn’t even begin thinking about. That’s part of the fun when anticipating a game though.
What started out on our forums as just a place to post info and talk about a game that appeared to be mostly vaporware is now taking off and becoming a really great place to find information about the game as it becomes available. I log on each day and learn something new from reading stuff posted by people I’ve never even seen post before – it’s pretty awesome.
The information surrounding Darkfall is so limited as it is these days. Aventurine is being extremely tight-lipped and not giving out any real details for people to absorb. There are the occasional leaks from testers and the rare interview here and there but other than that it’s up to the community to come together and fend for itself. The official Darkfall forums are like the Mos Eisley spaceport in that they’re nothing but a hive of scum and villainy- they’re a brutal bunch over there and not very welcoming to a new face at all (that’s puting it nicely). We want our forums to be a place where people can come and learn about the game, and hopefully get involved with a decent community that longs for the good old days of a sandbox game from which to thrive for years to come.
As you probably know, Darkfall was ‘delayed’ until February 25th. Originally the plan was to release on January 22nd but the team fell behind on a few things that they felt were important enough to have finished before a launch. Aventurine has said that the plan is to deploy some form of “open beta” (read: slightly less restrictive closed beta for only a handful of people) that will start sometime around the Jan 22. How they’ll go about inviting people is a complete mystery at this point, but we’re hoping someone from our community secures a spot.
So, if a Darkfall community (or support group if things go awry) is something you’re looking for, then hopefully you’ll find one here with us!