For Darkfall fans, I’m probably not their favorite blogger. Twice I’ve titled articles with the word “DarkFail” in it. But grumblings about me are nothing compared to the whirlwind the Eurogamer review has created. In the Darkfall general discussion forum today, 13 of the top 20 threads are about the Eurogamer review. Creatively, players in the game created a block of spam-text all stating “so and so has declared WAR on Eurogamer.net”
Such passion for an MMO is uncommon. Sure, people will insist the game they play is the best and call anyone who is biased towards a different game a “fanboy”, but for Darkfall fans it seems to go deeper. An assault on Darkfall is an assault on the playerbase itself.
Maybe it’s because Darkfall is so unique? No other MMO allows full player-killing and looting of their corpse anymore. For fans of that kind of gameplay, Darkfall is their last hope.