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Old DFUW Response from AV

Discussion in 'Memory Lane' started by RootedOak, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. RootedOak

    RootedOak Oak Lord
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    I chucked this shit into pastebin years ago. Just found it today and thought I'd post it here. Enjoy:
     
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  2. Catorino

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    Can you make one for RoA and BPG next?
     
  3. Slayven

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    I love the

    Well this is the posters opinion.
     
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    Hane Skeleton Archer
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    Love it.

    To AV's credit we did in fact get wildlife in UW.
     
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  5. streaml1ne

    streaml1ne Wildtribe Mage
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    There's a TASK FORCE working on chat guys...
     
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    Mycke Obsidian Golem

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    Debug mode!

    Enough said....
     
  7. nightblighter

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    There is no need for the funhulks in Darkfall Unholy Wars.
     
  8. otoan

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    I just love their excuse that DFUW was a completely new game. I wonder though. Did players some how know AV was going to try to create a whole new game or did players give AV the idea to postpone more by creating that shit game in the first place? I remember when DF2010 was going to be an expansion and people started talking about it being a whole new game way before AV ever announced it. It's kind of like the chicken and egg conundrum.

    I also wish I could have been a fly on the wall in AV during that time period to see how much work was actually done what exactly was the bottle neck to make the game great back then.
     
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  9. RootedOak

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    AV notoriously had a clan that some of the lead devs played in. They let it slip that there was going to be a wipe to their clan mates. Which led to that MMORPG.com interview where AV gets asked if there will be a wipe. Then they assure the playerbase that there will not be a wipe in that very interview. Which leads up to the 2 years of Friday Blog posts, H1N1 outbreak, and ultimately giving us a wipe.
     
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    That's all hear say. Just like the rumors you spread to ruin DFUW.
     
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    Ask someone that was in Sinister since they were allied to them.
     
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    What was the clan called..
     
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    heres an incomplete game, please buy it, you can get

    sea towers
    all boats
    new mounts
    new mobs
    racial cities
    enchanting
    transmutes
    jewelcrafting
    sithras
    market
    cannons/warhulks
    traderoutes
    clan ranks
    dungeons
    a decent chat system
    dyes
    wonders
    emotes
    r80 weapons
    different character models
    boss mobs
    monoliths
    all the promised classes

    verry shortly after launch

    sure proved OP ''FALSE''
     
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  14. RootedOak

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    Haha remember how long it took to get the new primalist spec? Stuck using 4 spells for a year.
    --- Post updated ---
    Killcult
     
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  15. breakqop

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    claus (tag: Ond) was the leader (creator?) of killcult, though i don't think he ever actually played darkfall

    iirc, the inner circle of killcult were playing alpha builds of udub a good 6 months before it was announced
     
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  16. JetBoom

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    anyone have a paste of the "100 year plan"? that was a good one.
     
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    someone please find that thread

    best i have is this [​IMG]
     
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    "sounds are fine" - jesus christ end me. The first thing I did when I logged into RoA alpha was have an eargasm to the sound of transfers. UW transfers were fucking squealing pigs compared to that beautiful BOM.

    It really is a slap in the face to your consumer to take a game that had so much more, and shut it down for another one that takes away from the original.

    DF:UW really could have been something good, but it just goes to show that if you fuck up that badly at launch how hard it can hit.

    Sigh...

    Also, it's so good to see the source material for my sig ^.^
     
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  19. JetBoom

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    Found it.



    It gives me great pleasure to extend my sincere gratitude to all our players in large for their unswerving love and support for us. We are a small independent game developer, with a relentless drive for innovation and a spirit of grand imagination. We started our company in 2002. Back then, we knew we wanted to make great games that people would want to play for years.

    We did not create this company to make money. Along the way, many things have changed at Aventurine. But, the core beliefs upon which we founded this company are stronger than ever: we are still a small independent game developer, with relentless drive for innovation and a spirit of grand imagination.

    Darkfall Online (DFO) was launched in 2009. Three years later, in 2012, we launched its sequel -Darkfall Unholy Wars (DFUW). Based on popular demand, we contemplated at re-launching DFO. Slowly, we realized that DFO will not be delivering on our original product strategy. It also became clear that the problem is not just with DFO, but with our entire product strategy.

    Now, better than ever, is time to make some hard decisions. We decided to kill all ongoing production for DFO, and focus on enhancing DFUW.

    We realized, despite the initial excitement, players that played DFUW would not return to play DFO. Players were getting bored with the DFO game after a month or two. It is too hard to get into the game. The sad truth is that this is not a game that anyone would play for years.
    Our dream is to create games that people will remember for many years to come. We want to build a company that will last for many years, too. A company whose employees will feel it is the best place they have ever worked.

    Certainly, the aforementioned vision requires time to implement and patience to optimize. We are counting on all our players to support us during these times of great challenges. We are looking at building synergies with a partner that will not focus on the next ten years but on the next one hundred years.

    It has been an exciting journey for our company, thanks to its dedicated and loyal players’ community. We can make our existing game -DFUW- much better. There is so much more we can do. More than anything, we cannot do it without our players’ wholehearted backing.

    We are here today thanks to the confidence and trust our players have in us. Our objective is to become a company that every player can be proud of. That is a commitment we solemnly pledge to all of you.

    Thank you so much,
    Zad Mehdawi
    Founder & CEO of Aventurine S.A.
     
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    100 year plan (tm)
     
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