STRICTLY FOR THE HARDCORE! ONLY FOR THE HEADSTRONG! Darkfall Update 1: "It's Going To Take HOW LONG?"

harcore-torrentz1

Darkfall Update 2 to follow in… 1 day and 5 hours!

Advertisements

43 Responses to STRICTLY FOR THE HARDCORE! ONLY FOR THE HEADSTRONG! Darkfall Update 1: "It's Going To Take HOW LONG?"

  1. Owain says:

    What, do you have a 300 baud dialup modem connection, or what?

  2. ReptileHouse says:

    105kB/s. Meh.

    Looking forward to some good follow-on posts in 1d5h. Should be some good entertainment. πŸ™‚

  3. Owain :

    What, do you have a 300 baud dialup modem connection, or what?

    MY INTERNET IS NOT HARDCORE ENOUGH FOR DARKFALL!

  4. sidereal says:

    Fast downloads are for carebears. People who have LTP use that time to practice keyboard combinations.

  5. Andy O. says:

    I wonder if they are even aware of .diff files. Geez even I can figure out how to update your game using a tool like RTM Patch (or whatever it’s called, you coders know what I mean). Pathetic.

  6. sidereal says:

    Patch files only work if you already have some version of the binary. SJ is starting from scratch. No patch for you.

  7. dsj says:

    For a minute I thought you were posting about Eve Online ….

  8. Orrey says:

    Your Utorrent port is not open πŸ™‚ do your speed test. .9k upload is a sure sign with that many leachers

  9. Naladini says:

    Ah, look, they’re following in the footsteps of Blizzard…. πŸ™‚

  10. dartwick@hotmail.com says:

    I think your a bit late for the party Lum.

    All my guildies who were playing and and insisting it was the salvation of MMOs – they gave up this week.

    -hacks are common
    -resources gathering is a boring long job
    -combat can be silly

    -early exploiters have a huge advanatge

  11. Stabs says:

    On a plus note Scott maybe it means the 40 Goons waiting at the new character spawn point for Lum to appear will get bored and go away.

  12. Freakazoid says:

    It’s going to be hard to beat the old WW2OL chatlog.

    I probably won’t be around for any “live” updates, but at least we are living in the modern age of youtube. If you don’t record your efforts, the gankers will.

  13. geldonyetich says:

    Taxiing to… no – they didn’t have taxiing in fantasy games.
    Grinding to… no – too accurate.
    Catassing to… hmmm, has potential…

  14. Amaranthar says:

    dartwick@hotmail.com :
    I think your a bit late for the party Lum.
    All my guildies who were playing and and insisting it was the salvation of MMOs – they gave up this week.
    -hacks are common
    -resources gathering is a boring long job
    -combat can be silly



    -early exploiters have a huge advanatge

    I gave up this week too. It’s just too much “hardcore” and I wasn’t having any enjoyment or fun.

  15. sinij says:

    Lum when are you going to stop obsessing over DF and release something worthwhile that is not a rant?

  16. Gx1080 says:

    Uhhh, typical Internet download. Its not that impressive that 9 GB take 3000 years. At least not for me. But i got DSL, so i dont know what im saying. That said, just let us know when you are in the game.

  17. Goedel says:

    As someone who has played Darkfall, I fully expect to see something here that rivals “taxi to victory.”

  18. Sir Digby Chicken Caesar says:

    Ah, somebody with a crap Internet connection complaining to the world that he has a crap Internet connection. Well played, sir.

  19. Wendelius says:

    I’d use the download time to research hacks and macro skilling. Then you can be leet, win fights, steal yourself your own boat then float it over the land. The devs don’t seem to mind.

    In fact, if you follow the boards, the devs might even be all dead considering nobody hears them speak ever.

    Enjoy the DF “experience”. I’m sure you’re in for a treat.

    Wendelius

  20. wufiavelli says:

    Its not even the bugs, hacks and exploits that ruin this game. Aventurine has been pretty on the ball cleaning those up. The main thing that kills this game is utter grind and total lack of fun. Bartle said game design was an art, and aventurine is just not that good of an artist.

  21. Syncaine says:

    You need to increase your up speed, it’s being choked right now.

    Are you going to EUGamer this attempt, trying to find the WoW in DF and seeing how far you can go solo? Or do you have a clan you plan to join and actual try DF?

  22. EpicSquirt says:

    @Syncaine
    So DF is a game for zergers because you have to join a clan in order to try it out?

  23. tsweatt says:

    @EpicSquirt

    Darkfall simply contains TOO MUCH AWESOME to be experienced by one person, so the devs, in their INFINITE wisdom, made it nearly unplayable by a single player, to save you from being simply overwhelmed and reduced to a quivering pile of goo all over your keyboard.

    Because Tasos cares about you.

  24. Wendelius says:

    Every hardcore DF gamer gets a T Shirt which says: “Carebears do it alone”.

  25. Gx1080 says:

    Yeah, you cant do much when you are solo. But you at least can do something (like the newb stuff), right?

  26. xzzy says:

    Don’t think of it as a slow download, think of it as a test. If you can complete the three trials of DF initiation, only then will you have proved you are worthy for the game.

    Completing the download is test number 2. The next test either has you crossing an invisible bridge, or creating a character. I can’t remember which.

  27. Micah S says:

    EUGamer (v) – to speak truth to fanbois, causing much butthurt.

  28. Syncaine says:

    @Squirt: If your definition of zerg is 2+ people, then yes. It’s this crazy concept, that the best content in a MMO game is experience with other players. Hopefully the concept dies soon, and we can all return to paying $15 a month to be a solo-hero with a chat box again.

  29. Matthew says:

    I see only good things, for us the readers, coming from this decision.

  30. Gx1080 says:

    Well solo-heros with a chat box kills the entire point on a MMO, but it sells (see: Free Realms). And, unfortunately, this form of art its ruled mostly for dumb**** executives that want money fast.

    Instead of building a community and let the MMO grow, they just appeal to the lowest denominator. For that i can play WoW, at least, with its many defects its fun.

  31. Guy says:

    @Syncaine

    With so many seeders compared to non-seeders, including some very high-bandwidth seeders I’m sure, and being at 0.0% in the screenshot and having barely any chunks to upload in the first place, it’s really quite possible that his upload isn’t choked at all and is merely not in demand.

  32. Syncaine says:

    Yea I did not notice this was taken at 0.0%. If it was 5% and the same upload I would say its an issue. From my limited experience with torrents, they tend to start at a slower rate before settling into a decent speed.

  33. Iggep says:

    Good luck, though from your previous writings I’m pretty sure you’re aware the likelihood of you enjoying Darkfall is distant. I know some here seem to enjoy games that cater to the brutal, but it’s apparent that only games that cater to a majority of the market ultimately do the best.

    Let us know how you make out there.

  34. ohgr says:

    “but it’s apparent that only games that cater to a majority of the market ultimately do the best”

    It’s a terrible world we live in when only games with mass market appeal appeal to the mass market! Clearly the man is keeping Darkfall down.

  35. Clade says:

    Iggep :
    Good luck, though from your previous writings I’m pretty sure you’re aware the likelihood of you enjoying Darkfall is distant…

    Actually his likelihood of enjoying it almost 100%, it’s just a different kind of enjoyment. Google “I WILL TAXI TO VICTORY” for an example πŸ™‚

  36. J. says:

    Scott not liking a game has the potential for much amusement regardless of whether it is his own, just so long as it can be recorded.

  37. Iggep says:

    Not terrible to me. I’m in favor of games that cater to a large cadre of players. I’d rather see a game I like succeed, grow, and prosper, rather than fail at what a great many games before it failed at as well.

  38. DoubleD says:

    Scott,
    You have to hit a random key in a random time interval between 3-20 minutes. Otherwise the download will abort and you have to start over again. You need to make sure you watch it for the whole 1d5h.
    I hear there is a macro that does this for you, but only carebear cheat like this

  39. EpicSquirt says:

    @Syncaine
    No, that’s not my definition of zerg. But n + 1 vs 1 is usually lame and people running in a zerg are usually useless. I prefer games where one can wield equal numbers and which also allow to solo / duo or at least games which allow a single character to evade the zerg.

  40. syncaine says:

    @Squirt: Cool, but your answer addresses nothing of your first comment. Let me remind you:

    “So DF is a game for zergers because you have to join a clan in order to try it out?”

    Lot of gray area between a clan and a zerg, unless your definition of a zerg is different than mine. Plenty of 1v1 or 8v8 fights happen, as do 10v5. If anything, most PvP in DarkFall is a hell of a lot LESS zergy than WAR, EVE, or DAoC.

  41. EpicSquirt says:

    @syncaine
    So as it looks joining a clan is not mandatory.

  42. Einherjer says:

    EpicSquirt, dude… All that bile must be bad for you. Relax man.

  43. EpicSquirt says:

    @Einherjer
    Try to say something on the topic without coming along as a total Warhammer fanboy and now also a useless zerger ;).

    For the realm!

%d bloggers like this: