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Discussion: Patch Notes - October 11th, 2016

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MWTaylor, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. MWTaylor

    MWTaylor Community Manager
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    Read today's update for the patch notes on our scroll crafting system, the announcement of our upcoming free trial and information on our new website updates.

    Read more: Patch Notes - October 11th, 2016
     
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  2. war132

    war132 Goblin Warrior
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    A Free Trial is a good move will be trying to get my friends to play hopefully others will do the same.
     
  3. Sero

    Sero Forest Golem
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    A little underwhelming...

    Devil Nerfs? At least?
     
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    How essences drops were designed? Mobs who cast something of determined school drops the respective essence school?
     
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    Inkarnation Varangian Warthane
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    i like the change to villages and scrolls, i was hoping for a melee weapon rebalance thoxDD

    hopefully in the next patch we get something that can make endgame chars have a reason to go out
     
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    Similar to scroll drops on mobs they instead drop essences. If there are mobs you think should drop certain essences please post a feedback thread about it and we will make adjustments if needed.
     
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  7. Juice

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    I wish you guys at BPG would listen. People are gonna log in for the free trial and not be able to progress anywhere in 3 days because of the grind. They will not be able to see the best part of the game which is the pvp and they will never log in again. YOU NEED TO GET RID OF THE GRIND AT LEAST FOR BETA so you can get people interested in Darkfall. Personally I think it should take a week to max a character even at launch. This game needs population and removing the character grind will bring that most definitely.
    NOONE IS PLAYING THE GAME BECAUSE THEY DONT WANT TO GRIND IN BETA. I'm not sure if you notice this but the world is really dead. This game has so much more to offer than grinding a character for a year before you can participate in the game. Noone is able to see any of the good in the game because of the grind. Everyone I talk to doesn't want to play because of the grind. You can throw that number around saying you have 500 unique ips everyday but the world is dead, just ask anyone playing.
     
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  8. Towel

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    Awesome, free period. I have been playing Gloria Victis and some people there want to try this. Great opportunity.

    However, I do think you need to lower the cost for an open beta pack. 50 bucks is mucho expensive and a lot of people who want to play beta aren't willing to pay 50 backs for all of it on a game that is outdated graphically with low end game content.


    That being said, the scroll changes look amazing and the new harvesting node is rock on. I think we need more harvesting types/locations tbh. Will post feedback about essences as soon as I can.
     
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  9. Ford Prefect

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    If you remove the grind and don't add stuff to do then people will play for 2 weeks and quit. If you can't handle the "grind" at this point then you are not going to last in DF anyway.
     
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    I think 2x xp or so throughout the free trial period may not be a bad idea. This allows those of us that were already playing the opportunity to catch up and will allow noobs to hopefully get somewhere during this 10 day period.
     
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  11. Juice

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    Obviously they need to add content, but if they dont remove the grind noone is going to even see that content until months after they have started and will more than likely quit before that.
     
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    Scrubby Bear Obsidian Golem
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    Are we really going to have to hit bushes to level our scroll skills now? Holy fuck that is retarded if that is the case.
     
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    Why don't you wait and see what it is before you start bitching about it like a fucking 2 year old ok?
     
  14. Juice

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    If this game ever wants population, grind needs to be removed or we can continue playing deadfall with 10 of us vets.
     
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    How is the Papyrus Plant ?
     
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    Jesus christ you need to stfu honestly. People bitching about the grind are ridiculous. This game hardly has a grind. I have spent a week in Gloria Victis and have progressed barely anywhere. I logged back into Star Wars and wtf grind. I logged into AC1 4 days ago and wtf 1999 games and still a grind. Wait what's this? GW2? Yep holy fucking grind. Path of exile? Ermm yep grind.... Tera? Yep biiigggg grinddddd. Shadowbane? Older game than this with siege and pvp? Yeah, grind for mats/levels/gold/city building. ESO? Ermmm yeah most definitely. Black Desert? Yeah....... That's a grind. Fuck me there are even grinds in battlefield.. Let me play for 600 hours to get weapon unlocks. K thx. Ut Oh, dyinglight.... Grind, gimme those survivor skills plz. (Single player grind sarcasm). I can keep on going on and on and on till the break of dawn.

    If you don't have a few 100 hours to dedicate to a game to develop/farm than you have too good of a life and shouldn't be playing an MMO anyway(sarcasm). The time it takes to skill up is not the problem. The problem is that once you skill up there ISNT MUCH TO DO. If BPG gave you a 100 maxed char today you'd quit in a month cause you HAD NOTHING TO DO. Yet with the same hours used in DF1, I could get pretty damn far if I really tried. BPG are making some great changes and have reduced it multiple times and now they are actually ADDING content to the game and all you can fucking do is whine your entitlement.

    /rantoff
     
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    Gear grind?
     
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    Actually there is papyrus plants growing everywhere, which should be the best way to get it; picking it.
     
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    Like a chaos chest or stump then? If it drops a lot and its super common it might work. If not its just going to add even more tedium to something that didn't need it.
     
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  20. trammiesurprise

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    I agree with Juice, free week at this point will probably scare more players away thend convince them to play.

    In 1 week they will login, get dunked, and either:

    A) Quit.

    OR

    B) Hang in there with hopes of getting revenge to see they made little to no progress during free week and forget about this game.
     
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