Dev polls community about bringing back original Darkfall Online

Are you unsatisfied with the way that Darkfall Online has progressed after transforming into Unholy Wars? There may be a window of opportunity to undo all of that and bring the game or at least a copy of the game back to what it used to be — if that’s a concern of yours, of course.

Aventurine’s Axilmar put out a poll to the community on Reddit asking whether players want the game to revert back to its former state: “This an informal poll of mine, not a company one, since the last few days I’ve read many posts that say ‘bring back DFO.’ So, I’d like to see if there is actually any real interest in bringing back DFO. If there is, i.e. if there are many upvotes, let’s say over 5,000, so as that one can support this as a business proposal, I will ask my managers to check this out.”

What will happen if those upvotes are achieved? As he tells Reddit,

All in due time! if there is a ton of upvotes, I’ll go to my managers and present this as a business case. Then, if it is accepted, I’ll suggest opening a kickstarter. If the kickstarter goes well, the money will go start developing dfo, fixing its bad elements (for example, the macroing) and then releasing it on one of our servers (or buy a new server if the funding goes well).

[Source: Reddit. Thanks to Fnights for the tip!]
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CazCore
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CazCore

DPandaren dirtyklingon that was Mortal Online

jonny_sage
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jonny_sage

_Ariel_ well, that speaks more to the company. but the game design was a great progress for MMOs

jonny_sage
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jonny_sage

corey1 i liked killing your toon and taking your arrows

CistaCista
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CistaCista

Haha that must be a joke.
DF 2009 was my  best gaming experience ever bar none. I would certainly look in on it if a new copy came up, if just to feel the athmosphere and hear the eerie mood music again.

PurpleCopper
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PurpleCopper

So, about that amazing mob artificial intelligence…gonna implement that anytime soon?

DPandaren
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DPandaren

dirtyklingon Was Darkfall the one with the dongers? I remember something with dongers in it.

DPandaren
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DPandaren

corey1 Sounds like FFXIV 1.0 to me!

Wratts
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Wratts

Can we have a separate poll on whether to get rid of both?

DaemonHardrod
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DaemonHardrod

I am wary of Aventurine. They would need to restore all *wiped* accounts for me to even consider coming near that game again. Even though I think DFO was a far better game then DFUW, the original still had a lot of problems. DF2010 was the last good idea they except the x4 skill gains at the end of the DFO’s life.

Perfect Hero
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Perfect Hero

I can just imagine the df devs sitting around their tiny office trying to come up with a way to get in on that free kickstarter money.

_Ariel_
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_Ariel_

If you played an archer, it was basically a FPS with actual phisics for the arrows.

_Ariel_
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_Ariel_

I bought and played during original version, and after update they LOST my account. Sure it’s basically free by just paying the first month, but I lost a fairly strong toon and they were absolutely no help at all.

Jacobin
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Jacobin

Just let it die

SallyBowls1
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SallyBowls1

Kickstarter?  Have the EU taxpayers quit funding AV?

http://tobolds.blogspot.sg/2013/02/greek-hypothesis.html

corey1
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corey1

Darkfall? I loved harvesting wood and ore for 2 hours to craft arrows and use them up in 20 minutes.

jonny_sage
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jonny_sage

How about instead releasing the code to the public to run it as they see fit?

Tierless
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Tierless

They should just throw it down on KS and say “we want to make UO2 but we have to call it Darkfall 3.0”. DF 1.0 was supposed to be like UO2 anyway right?  I’ve been craving UO2 since I saw that concept vid ages ago. When DF 1.0 was made, and maybe even 2.0, the tech wasn’t quite ready, but looking around the genre it might be time to try it. UO2, FFA, traps, building, housing, burning, chaos.

Tierless
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Tierless

Icnoevil  “Huge open world with actual fuckin physics and collision detection. Just being able to accomplish this feat is something to be admired.” Exactly what I loved about DF. One of the best big worlds with actual terrain that differed and could make a difference in combat. Unfortunately its just a bit too below budget to get to a higher level of quality which would attract more players. If they could use 1.0 as a concept foundation and work in more modern things like voxel tech with some polish it could be fun.

dangerbeard
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dangerbeard

Either 1) this is not “just a random developer asking a question, totally off the clock” or 2) this person is seriously off corporate message and could get canned.

LakupaIa
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LakupaIa

I’d kickstart this & reddit has some kind of spam filter, so it doesn’t count all upvotes…

Damonvile
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Damonvile

TheDonDude How useless internet polls are was the first thing I thought about as well. I could sign up and click up vote and I’ve never played DF no would I ever.

Icnoevil
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Icnoevil

darkfall 3? third times a charm?

all joking aside I love the concept of darkfall…what it trys to accomplish is really great in our current MMO world. Its just made by amateurs. I dont mean that to be insulting but I truly believe if a game of this type was made by a company like blizzard it would be amazing. Maybe its just a budget thing I am getting at.

Huge open world with actual fuckin physics and collision detection. Just being able to accomplish this feat is something to be admired.

Gas Chamber Gerhan
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Gas Chamber Gerhan

Shows how big of a mess AV is, but at least they’re putting up a pole about it, unlike SWG or DAOC (after they ruined shit with ToA and NF).

TheDonDude
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TheDonDude

Kickstarter really is the way to go on this.  The people willing to click a button on a poll ain’t the same as the people willing to put up cash.  Good luck to those wanting to see Darkfall again.

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