darkfall

Official Site: Darkfall (Darkfall Unholy Wars)
Studio: Aventurine
Launch Date: July 13, 2009
Genre: Fantasy Sandbox
Business Model: Subscription
Platform: PC

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Darkfall: Rise of Agon is now in development

Are you interested in a Darkfall reboot? No, not the official one that rewrote the game's core structure, but something throwing the game...

The Game Archaeologist: Meridian 59

A colony founded through a magical nexus, Meridian 59 had it all going on -- until, that is, the portal to the colony...

Massively Overthinking: The best government for an MMO guild

This week's question comes to us from Das Tal developer Alexander Zacherl, who says his team is in the process of implementing a...
That looks pretty much like the existing world, really.

Leaderboard: MMO RvR versus FFA PvP

Last month, we did a little post on MMORPG PvP asking about two-faction PvP and whether it was really suited for all the...

Massively Overthinking: Old MMORPGs, disco, and pop culture phenomena

A reader named Rob provides this week's Massively Overthinking topic. It's a really good one! "Why isn't playing an old MMO from a previous...

Darkfall reboot is a go, starts audit of vanilla code

You might recall that last October we reported that a group of Darkfall players had formed their own studio for the purpose...
While my definitions were legally accurate...

Darkfall developers considering freemium model

When Darkfall opened up its doors to community discussion, one of the major points mentioned by the developers was that free-to-play was...
How do you survive?

Darkfall requests community feedback; F2P is off the table

It's not exactly a secret that Darkfall Unholy Wars isn't a darling of the entire Darkfall fandom, considering that there are two...

The Game Archaeologist: Shadowbane

Way back when I used to haunt the corridors of Gamestop and had yet to shun the place due to its stinky evil, I remember...

Now you can sign up to test the Darkfall: Rise of Agon reboot

Rise of Agon is one of two fan-driven reboots currently in the works for classic Darkfall. Aventurine's fantasy PvP sandbox has fallen...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Moral panic and online griefing

Welcome back to our ongoing exploration of Rachel Kowert and Thorsten Quandt’s book The Video Game Debate. As you can guess, the book itself...
Overpriced or underpriced? Remember, they think they're really cool.

Darkfall hosts a Halloween event, a free weekend, and a subscription sale

There are many different sorts of fear. There's the sort of fear that comes from being absolutely certain that something horrible is lurking around...

One of the Darkfall reboots answers fan questions

Believe it or not, there are two current attempts to secure the classic Darkfall license from Aventurine and reboot the game to...
I'm the one who's waving!

Classic Darkfall project continues license negotiations, plans alpha test

A volunteer-led effort to restore the original version of Darkfall is moving forward as unspecified negotiations with Aventurine continue. The Darkfall: Rise of...
You will lose here.

Perfect Ten: MMO systems that could be great (but I haven’t seen it yet)

Before I start this column, I want to say two important things. First, my experiences do not extend outward to the limits of the...
It, uh... works?

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...

Play for free in Darkfall this weekend

Darkfall is welcoming any and all to come try out its game this weekend for free. Aventurine says that players who...
Oh, awesome, camping!

Darkfall Unholy Wars adjusts its economic rebalance

At times, it seems like the entire history of Darkfall is one major adjustment after another. It hasn't been long since the game...

The Soapbox: These three MMOs deserve a do-over

Wouldn't it be cool if every MMORPG that failed to reach its potential were granted some sort of do-over? We've seen it happen once, with...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 26: Failcom

Justin and Larry discuss WildStar's F2P, Funcom's troubles, Otherland's alpha, Darkfall's soft wipe, Neverwinter's strongholds, and the next iteration of Hellgate.

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