I am not hardcore enough for Darkfall Online.
Then again, I wasn’t hardcore enough for Everquest the second (or, as those of us in the know liked to call it, EQ’s sequel) because I thought that sitting around for 3 hours for a quest spawn was just a little bit of a waste of my time. Not that it didn’t stop me doing that in Star Wars: Galaxies I hasten to add. That damned Corellian Corvette on the Master Pilot mission was mine several times.
But Darkfall Online? No – definitely not hardcore enough.
I’d QQ more but, honestly, first I’m just gonna have to go right ahead and start caring.
It’s not that I’m against PvP per se – after all, this time 12 years ago I could be found getting my arse kicked on Quakeworld servers all over Europe – it’s just, you know, I like fun. At which point I get flamed about not having ever tried DFO and therefore I can’t possibly know what fun chasing someone down for 30 minutes in order to kill them and find out that they have absolutely no loot whatsoever on their body actually is.
My journalistic integrity should get the better of me and force me to admit that it’s unfair of me to pre-judge a game that released yesterday before I slander it. There are two problems though: firstly, I’m not a journalist nor do I pretend to be one. At best I’m a blogger (or, as we europeans like to refer to them, a
tosser blohgeur) and at worst, I’m just this guy, you know. The second problem is that it’s currently 0:45GMT here in the UK and according to the Darkfall Online website, I can still apply to be in the beta. Is it live? I don’t know – let’s have a look at the forums:
We’ve been waiting for the pre-orders to process through billing and it has been moving along but not fast enough. We’re almost done with this. Many of you will be getting notifications of this during this process. As soon as this is concluded we’ll process the accounts and open up the servers for the pre-orders. This will be done tonight; the game has been ready and waiting.
There’s no date on that quote so I’m going to assume it’s the 25th – the revised date of release. Which means that it’ll be open on the 26th which is, apparently,
around the time of our first scheduled maintenance.
So that’s okay then. Perhaps that will be the miracle patch that fixes some of what’s missing from the game like, so I’m led to believe, the “fun”.
Sorry, I’m still taking potshots at a game which is obviously not designed for me. I’m a WoW player these days. Neither hardcore, dedicated or serious about gaming or something. I like my games predictable, contained, cartoony, and stable.
To those of you have pre-ordered this raptor-riding robot Jesus of an MMO, however, I’d just like to pass on this message:
At this time we will also process the problematic accounts which had 0 euro problems, no charges, no balance, but received a successful pre-order message. We are also looking into the few cases that have pre-ordered but have not received a confirmation email and we will resolve all these issues. Most of these problems were due to a combination of lag, multiple sessions, and multiple charge attempts.
Yup, I’m also not hardcore enough to not worry about the apparent lack of professionalisim and efficiency from a company I give my credit card details to.
Oh well, I’m sure I’ll come to terms with my lack of hardcore-manship and be able to live with myself.