Aventurine ditches Darkfall classic server project

    
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It’s a dark day for those who were hoping to see a return to the classic era of Darkfall. A few weeks ago, player enthusiasm for a pre-Unholy Wars server had prompted Aventurine to investigate the possibility of creating such a world. Now the studio says that it has decided to kill the project and redouble its efforts on Unholy Wars.

“We realized, despite the initial excitement, players that played [Darkfall Unholy Wars] would not return to play [Darkfall Online],” said CEO Zad Mehdawi. “Players were getting bored with the DFO game after a month or two. It is too hard to get into the game. The sad truth is that this is not a game that anyone would play for years. Our dream is to create games that people will remember for many years to come.”

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Madda
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Madda

Llokki Madda and Madda told you to read karma’s comment.

Good to know we’re both on the same page!

Llokki
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Llokki

Madda You gave a blanket statement and that’s what I responded to. *shrug*

Madda
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See karma’s comment.

Jack Pipsam
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Jack Pipsam

ensvne Warhammer was faced with the IP being brought by SEGA, nobody else is interested in the Conan IP.

Eliandal
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dirtyklingon ensvne  WAR had two reasonably populated servers (which at almost any time were more populated than DF is at its’ best)  As for FTP – it wasn’t Mythic/EA that wouldn’t go for that (since there’s only one other player involved, I’ll let you guess who kyboshed that idea in the end – and yes, it was actively considered :D)

Koolthulu
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Koolthulu

So they seem to have deleted the original thread and posted a new message that starts out “I apologize for the previous message, it was not approved for posting.”  and goes on to say that while they can’t do a classic server, they would happily license it for huge sums of money.

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Llokki Madda True, although EQ has the advantage of being a classic of the genre and the first MMO played for many people.  I’d say the game itself has to be a classic before you can get away with classic servers.

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thickenergy Even though I’m not a big PVP fan I took a look at DF:UW and liked a lot of things about it.  But, yeah, that bunny-hopping.  Few things annoy me more than a bunch of people hopping around like popcorn kernels over a flame.  Any game with aiming required needs to give jumping a heavy heavy stamina cost.

karmamule
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Flocke I’d be quite bothered by that too.  It’s a short-sighted policy as I’m sure it ended up costing them money and that you’re just one example amongst many.

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Reihen Gas Chamber Gerhan Wasn’t he the lead developer?  Or was he more of a manager type?