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The Angry Roleplayer

The extensive rantings of a man about his games and the companies who make them.

Author: Mystik86

Darkfall Online - NA-1 Fiasco

Posted by Mystik86 Tuesday July 14 2009 at 7:17PM
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First let me say that I have followed DFO, supported and played as a neutral party. I have been relatively unbiased and have kept to myself in regards to the "whose dick is bigger" type fighting. I have looked past all of AV's shortcomings and have suffered through an unintelligent and bitter community of e-thugs. I have chopped through flesh and bone to get to the very heart of the game and after all of that I think I am nearly through.

You see, recently the community has been dealing with the announcement and now launch of the NA-1 server, something a lot of people-myself included-had been looking forward to. I even looked past the part about having to buy the client a second time (though I hated the very thought of wasting even more cash on a game twice over), but everything has changed. Reports are surfacing in regards to AV being the sole publisher of DFO both in Europe and North America. There have been people showing solid proof that AV is still handling everything but the actual server hosting. Thus far it is looking horrible for Aventurine and I can tell you that I am not pleased by their performance one bit.

It takes a lot for me to really be bothered by a developer's actions, though it seems these days most devs act without really caring about their players and dump out a multitude of stupid, unwanted or just plain bad features for their game. Most of these things are just heat-of-the-moment decisions by anxious devs to try to make a change. Aventurine's blatant lies have no benefited themselves or their playerbase whatsoever. This goes far beyond butchering their own game and dives head first into completely shafting their core base of players. They have not only lied about the NA-1 publisher but are still asking that you pay them for it. They are doing this and yet are still asking you to wait 3+ months before you may transfer if you don't wish to pay them for a second client.

Where has this ever been acceptible? Where has it ever been ok to just suddenly change the story and act like it was the sole truth ever spoken? Other publishers will tell you straight up that yes you will have to pay for the game per region and yes you will most likely not be able to transfer, but AV has straight out covered up their own lies by stating that you are limited to 1 character per account per server. I mean, it sounds like complete bullshit. Why do we allow them to set the standard of good business dealings? This is a farce and should be treated as such.

I am betting some people are still wondering if it's just a big prank, well I can say that NO it is not. If you try to find out for sure, you are silenced, and maybe even banned. It makes absolutely no sense. How on earth can Aventurine and Tasos get away with it? Hell, when you buy the NA client through paypal you seem to be paying DIRECTLY to him. As in, he seems to be the only person getting anything out of it, and he is in charge of the EU development of the game. Is it me or is something terribly fishy here? Or are we all just a bunch of morons that we accept this kind of thing as normal and go on with our lives?

I say refuse to accept this kind of shit. Do not for a second think that what AV is doing is right and just. Fight it with every breath in you because I sure as hell will be. Hit those pricks hard and REFUSE to buy the NA-1 client. If they invested any money in starting up the server they will LOSE a lot more if you don't buy into it. Stop being a lemming and listen to logic. See the error of Aventurine's ways and learn how to fight against them.

This will make for a fine comic...

Kentho writes:

Great post. I agree with what you said. I was waiting for the NA server before purchasing the game. After reading that Pay-pal goes directly to Tasos. I said no way. I will not support such a company.

Tue Jul 14 2009 10:55PM Report
Mystik86 writes:

Imagine my relief when I saw a positive reply. Thank you, and good luck with whatever you choose!

Tue Jul 14 2009 11:06PM Report
Death1942 writes:

so...they are self publishing in America and we should boycott them because of this?

aside from the lies i fail to see why i would boycott them...

Tue Jul 14 2009 11:27PM Report
Inktomi writes:

Calm down, Aion CBIV this weekend, s---w darkfail. 

Strong words and feelings here. If what you say is corret and the fact that they are lying to there fanbase, we have a big problem.

Should I look into this myself?

Tue Jul 14 2009 11:38PM Report
Mystik86 writes:

Ink, you totally should. I was going to pitch an idea for a thorough investigation into this... I'd be glad to help with it if needs be...

Wed Jul 15 2009 12:23AM Report
Inktomi writes:

 Yeah, can you start by emailing me some threads of announcements and such. I have some lnks saved but they are old, I'll dig around and see what I can find.

Wed Jul 15 2009 1:31AM Report
Inktomi writes:

 "The European rights and the American rights to Darkfall do not belong to the same company, therefore you cannot freely transfer between the two territories, as is the case with most MMORPGs."

so this is bs?

Wed Jul 15 2009 1:42AM Report
Mystik86 writes:

Yep it's complete and utter bullshit.

Wed Jul 15 2009 2:32AM Report writes:
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