I finally took the plunge and burned through my enormous surplus of faction. I was somewhere over +50 and dropped down to -40 something in just an hour or two. I was sitting around PvEing for mobs and I had to stop and ask myself what the heck I was doing. This – is – Darkfall! I don’t need to sit around and farm mobs… I can let someone else do that and then take it from them. Some guildies came along (okay, 10 of them) and we butchered everyone we saw. The haul for the day was a couple mounts, lots of chain/leather/banded, and a couple hundred gold. Although it was dispersed amongst many people and the individual haul was low, the fun was in surplus.
I’m red now. It’s a different feeling… I don’t worry about the faction anymore. I haven’t been to a town in over a week anyway so going red doesn’t prohibit me from doing anything. Total freedom. If someone is in our hunting spot then we kill them. If someone looks at us funny then we kill them. I’ve even begun to dress my character up in outfits that look nice (but aren’t necessarily the best) and roleplaying different persona’s . I was wearing studded armor and a troll lord plate helm because it looked neat. I won’t go in to details about armor being almost worthless right now, but it is.
The PvP has been pretty heated lately. The Hyperion alliance (which we have found ourselves apart of) is growing bigger every day. The problem is that it’s growing too quickly and it’s not being managed properly at the top. A dozen (at least, last I counted) clans are all in this alliance but half of them don’t know the other half exist. This leads to clans killing other clans who are allegedly their allies. This one French clan decided to attack us and kill some members. First time is fine . Heck, they can keep the stuff because mistakes happen (We make them too). Second time… okay, they’re imbeciles. Third time… If you’re reading this, you need to watch your backs. 🙂 Obviously the lines of who are and who aren’t allies are beginning to gray. I give it a few days before this “French Alliance” finds themselves naked and based out of Sanguine instead of their city.
Yeah, Darkfall is cool.