Ub3rgames wants to reboot classic Darkfall

The long and checkered history of Darkfall has taken an interesting turn thanks to Darkfall: New Dawn, a project that aims to reboot the fledgling sandbox title “into a medieval fantasy EVE Online with an amazing combat system.”

A group of former Darkfall players has formed a company called Ub3rgames which is currently attempting to negotiate a licensing deal with original publisher Aventurine. Assuming success, the company’s website estimates between six and nine months of development prior to launch. It aims to avoid the safe zones and classes introduced in Darkfall’s Unholy Wars reboot, and it also says that it will incentivize “positive interactions to make Darkfall more than a gankbox.”

New Dawn will feature a box price, a monthly subscription, and it will not have a cash shop, though some sort of PLEX-like game time object is planned.

Source: Darkfall New Dawn, thanks Marc!
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Vunak
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Sythalin Vunak Leviathon_lx
Since you are into quoting einstein. Great spirits have always faced violent opposition from medicre minds. Thanks for the insults to my intelligence. 
Your claims are rather bold. You must have a

Zariarn
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Zariarn

I really don’t believe there’s enough player population to support separate titles.

jonny_sage
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jonny_sage

I wish them luck. DF1 is still the best first person sandbox made to date. I have fond memories of loosing an arrow against an attacker trying to flee, and killing. Then taking his stuff. Of going out naked, killing a goblin, taking HIS stuff, and using it to kill bigger stuff. Of crafting having a purpose, clans having meaning, ownership having meaning. Being unique and yet just another peasant.

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jmadfour

a FFA Full-Loot  Open World PVP game with PVE content will never, ever, ever succeed. no matter how much the same 5 PVP Griefers yell about it on forums and on Massively.

a game like that will never attract a large enough following to profitable enough. nobody wants to play games with the type of people it encourages. 

if you want to make a PVP game, make a PVP game and leave all the PVE out of it. but then all the so-called PVPers won’t like it because there won’t be any Carebear fodder to teabag.

ub3rgames
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Perfect Hero ub3rgames Sorry if it felt like we were dismissing you. We actually spend more times answering to people that disagree in order to either convince them, or give them a chance at convincing us that we have a better alternative.
In this case, we’re quite confident that Darkfall’s combat was a happy mistake and that we should try to preserve its mechanics, but balance its meta game. (more viable playstyles and less power gap) We tried Tera and got extremely frustrated by those freeze frames, so to us this was just a diametrical split of opinion.
Our approach is to really go after the original vision, what was sold initially and attracted most of the playerbase. Player base that got let down by the implementation after a while. We believe that player retention was the main issue, not acquisition, so we’re focusing on that.
Finally, if you read our about us page: http://darkfallnewdawn.com/about-us/ 
You’ll see that we are “real professionals” with reverse engineering experience. Your comment actually hurt a little ;) We also approached Aventurine at the time it was thought that the code was incomplete and partially unrecoverable. We will be having it better than what we expected.
Thank you for interacting with us even though you’re not convinced by the project… yet.

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Craywulf ub3rgames We try to remain as transparent as possible. We’ve played Darkfall from launch to closure, and we try to be the devs we wanted to have back then.
We did list performance issues, but in our secondary flaws. Load lag, crashes and stuttering really are not a game design feature so it is not a flaw of the game per say, it is something that should work as a given.
Our InDev server will be functionally a vanilla server for a few weeks or months as we’ll focus on performances first. We also need to do that in order to reduce operating costs, so it is a win-win.
Thank you for your candid comments. If we can take the heat and enjoy being in the frying pan.

Sythalin
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Sythalin

Vunak Sythalin Leviathon_lx Do you know one of the definitions of “insanity” is?  Repeating the same thing over and over expecting a different result.  This is no exception.
And yes, I’m saying it’s time to let go.  The game has what?  Less than 1k players?  To reboot it YET AGAIN is simply a waste of time and money at this point.  I will not apologize that you are clearly too naive to see it.  Maybe when you grow up a bit and learn how the business world, specifically ROIs (that’s “Return on Investment” since I doubt you wouldn’t know without Google).  Once you do that, you’ll see, and most likely agree, that Darkfall is a dead IP in the gaming world and any more money put into into is just begging to be lost.

But hey, I’m just some clueless, uneducated MMO community member, AMIRITE?!?!!?

P.S. No, I don’t give a rat’s ass if you enjoy it, just like you don’t give a rat’s ass what I enjoy.  Again, I will not apologize if this offends; Welcome to the real world.

Strongrider
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Strongrider

Great news. Can’t wait :)

Craywulf
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Craywulf

ub3rgames I appreciate the direct response to my comments, I sincerely wasn’t expecting a response.  I read the flaws you listed and frankly I am not surprised how you listed it. I’m going be straight up and tell you that even if you fix the problems you listed, you still need to fix the biggest problem you haven’t even listed. Server performance and stability  of Darkfall is notoriously bad. It’s not going to away by adding all these “features”. In the long run you’re still going need to deal with the server stability. Good luck.

pcgneurotic
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pcgneurotic

“fledgeling”? :D