I get it, man. Stop waving that stick around, the rest of the people here are getting a little nervous.
Sorry everyone...let me take Darkfall to the back room. We need to have a little talk.
*walks to the back room, closes the door after Darkfall walks in*
OK man, look. I am "down" with your hardcore-ness. I get it. You're like, mid-tempo metal sung by guys with gravelly voices. You're like, scary and stuff. I mean, look...you have blood spatters EVERYWHERE, the SOUNDS of blood spatters if I so much as start to pick my nose, and players running around that warn me of "scaring me back to my kiddy games" while they run around with names like "GayTard420". I get it.
But c'mon, man. Look at me. I know, alright?
That's right, if there is one person that knows what you are really trying to do, it's me. You don't have to keep up the act with me. I'm not "worried" about getting killed, I am not stressed in any way, shape or form about killing more players before they kill me. In fact, I could completely ignore all the PvP in Darkfall and be completely happy.
So yeh, I know what you are doing.
Look, Second Life has it's perverts that pay their bills. They allow those group-love funnies to run around with huge glowing boobs so that they can afford to allow the rest of the players to build amazing things.
World of Warcraft has it's raiders. You know, those odd people that play literally as much as they work, and probably harder than they work. While they are not the bulk of the player-base, WoW allows the rest of the players to think that raiding is...you know, what you do.
And you...Darkfall you have your "hardcore PvP'ers." You know who I am talking about. Guys like this:
Of course, there's nothing wrong with these guys. They are cheesy, sure. They like bands like Tool and Godsmack, but someone has to. They fuel the fire for your game and actually have a Helluva lot of fun, I bet. But while those guys are off conquering the Kraken and attacking each other, there are many players like me that are enjoying your PvE content.
Yes, Darkfall..PvE. Don't play stupid. I know you have been working hard to add some pretty cool stuff to yourself. Don't worry, man, no one will notice as long as you bundle it with some PvP changes, no matter how small.
I mean, your shadows are cool. Yeh, other games have great shadows, and occasionally yours can glitch out a bit, but they are just really cool. Since I know that I don't have a huge name over my head advertising to the world my information, I can walk through shadows and actually be hidden. Yeh, I know other players can turn em off, but many of them don't. Hell just the other day I stayed hidden and watched two other players kill goblins. They talked in local (I turn off your other chat tabs. Sorry, Darkfall, your chat is silly at best and useless at it's worst) and it was kind of thrilling to be spying on two strangers as they killed things. I actually learned a bit, too, watching how they did it.
And while your crafting doesn't seem to be very complex at all, just look at the boats and other items you can make with it! I mean, damn...the loading screen showed off the wide variety of boats and ships that can be crafted and I was blown away. Reminded me of some kind of fantasy EVE.
And while I was "pwned" several times when I last tried you out, this time around things are so much easier. First of all, I know to ignore someone that is trying to get me to hit them back. Also, I know how to fight a bit, and how to run even better. And you know what? I've given up worrying about how annoying it is to be attacked in the middle of something. I'm cool with it. I mean, if I were to stumble across some dork chopping wood, I would probably attack him too! It's fun!
So yeh, I haven't yet reached any higher than I did last time I played you, but already I can tell a difference. Granted, my familiarity with the game is helping smooth my entry, but things seem to be smoother too. The quests seem to be flowing and even fun. The monsters are a blast to fight as their arrows whiz past my head. And I'm actually excited to make things, things like a campfire that might warm me (and cause me to be dangerously bright at night) while I'm out adventuring.
So look man, you don't fool me. I know that games don't just happen. They take hard work and creative talent. Even some of the worst games are made by some pretty damn creative people, and as an artist I respect that. I know that you are staffed by like, at least a dozen great artists. They have created a beautiful world, dark and harsh in some areas I have seen and downright beautiful in others I have seen.
So yeh, maybe as I play you for the rest of the month's re-sub I will get into the PvP a bit. Maybe I will kill a few players and be killed by a few players. Who knows, maybe I will join a clan and go conquering?
But until then, I know your secret. Don't worry, I won't say a word.