Darkfall rolls out unholy update with soft gear wipe, rare resources, and new inventory

Darkfall is reinventing its game. Again.

In what it’s calling the “economy expansion” patch, Darkfall has made heavy adjustments to how the game plays. “The following update is probably the largest in scope and importance to ever hit the Darkfall servers and addresses many of its current issues,” Aventurine boasted.

Today’s update performs a “soft wipe” on all existing items by nerfing them slightly and introducing a new tier of weapons and armor with superior stats. PvE monsters are deadlier to fight but also have had their health decreased. Other changes include a return to full corpse looting, a brand-new inventory system, faster instant travel, and a decision to move all rare crafting materials to a handful of set contested nodes around the world.

Will this be enough to inject a spark of life and interest in Darkfall? Read the patch notes and let us know what you think.

Source: Patch notes
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Fenryr
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Fenryr

SandboxPodcast Yea I played a lot of Darkfall 1.0 back in the day as well and it was awesome. Is Mortal Online actually alive? haven’t heart a lot about it in recent years.

KirkSteadman
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KirkSteadman

Dread1313 full loot works great in a game like this, your gear is never permanent, When I played your gear would degrade in about 2-3 days tops, The worst thing you lose are some deeds which you shouldn’t be running around with anyways. Seriously it is not as punishing as it sounds, think a roguelike where you progress never resets but your gear does.

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SandboxPodcast

Darkfall was my favorite game until UW. For me Mortal Online is such a better game.

CistaCista
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CistaCista

I haven’t been playing since start, so a couple of questions.
Faster insta-travel? Half a year ago they said they would kill insta-travel and create local markets (as in DFO)?
Back to full corpse looting? What was it when it was not corpse looting?

CistaCista
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CistaCista

cald Gotta agree completely here. They changed the game from skill-based progression to class-based, XP-based progression just like in WoW. Want to get better at combat? Go mine some iron and gain XP. Want to get better at mining? Go kill some skeletons and gain XP. 
I tried to get into it but realised I hated the XP grind.

Dixa
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Dixa

Dread1313  that would be real pvp. everything else is softcore

if done right where every aspect of the game is some sort of pvp – like eve and ultima online – it works. it will always be niche, but it works.

everything else IS call of duty.

cald
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cald

Tandor Shadewalker no they dont.. Full loot pvp games are not for everyone and its as simple as that.
There are many other themepark games out there and devs that make full loot pvp games not try and compete with those.
We all enjoy different things.. myself I only like mmorpgs that have full loot and open pvp others dont and i am fine with that.

cald
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cald

Dread1313 Thats ok full loout PVP games and not for everyone.. you have countless themepark games you can go and play..

cald
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cald

Played Darkfall from launch until the servers shut..

I have no idea whay they where thniking when they released DF:UW it was terrible everything that was good about Darkfall got removed.. they messed up the skill system with removing it and adding in classes.. the movement and combat just feels wrong..
Well ok the list could go on for a long time.. but i see patch notes for this every now and again and i think to myself wow how can they possibly mess it up any more than they already have haha..

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Dread1313 Damonvile I honestly don’t know why you bothered with the first one either.