VPR Cast#69: “Prelude to a Chat”

Welcome to our 69th mmo podcast at mmoSmacktalk.com! This is the end of an era in Darkfall Online! The developers are promising new and sweeping content, not only in the upcoming patch, but within the next few months that will “change the face of darkfall” (that quote might be slightly inaccurate, but you get the idea). So join me in the saying farewell to DFO as we knew it… which I don’t actually do, btw. haha!

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About this glorious mmo podcast:
 1 hour of moderate mmo podcast pleasure
 We kick off with content from the darkfall forums.
  Developer Spotlight: Improving City and Hamlet layouts
 Expansion clarification: AoE’s and geometry
 A Spotlight on Barbers
 Expansion spotlight: Siege Mechanics
 New Player…some questions
  So temted to resub
 Unofficial DECEMBER Expansion patch notes
 Darkfall 10 Day Trial Game Cards
 Ryan’s miscellaneous notes from the previous week.
 Empty promises?

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Game Discussion and Analysis:

  • Darkfall Online (DFO): open pvp, full loot, loads of asses to kick.
  • Mortal Online (MO): softcore DFO??? Good graphics, free for all pvp with an L2 style spin.
  • and many more…
  • Stray Bullet Games (No Name Yet): from the makers of Shadowbane, comes a mystery meat mmo. Will this be first person perspective, sandbox, loot, full loot? Nobody knows, YET, not even God.
  • (Aion): from the makers of L2, comes another L2 with upgraded graphics and flying? Not exactly sure what to make of this yet, once we have an idea we will cast on it. I do plan to have an Aion “buff” on future cast (actually have one lined up :D).

56 thoughts on “VPR Cast#69: “Prelude to a Chat””

  1. Next Cast: In depth analysis of the pros and cons of Pie in comparison to that of Cake with graphs and charts! 😀

  2. I think bloodcraft and shadecraft penalties are more like..

    You can put +3 fire resist on your armor and -3 water resist or something like that.

  3. new paragus rants interview with tasos:


    has some good info like

    “Melee fighters and archers will also receive special attacks that can stop people from blocking, others where some of the damage they take is taken away from mana rather than their hitpoints, and there will be several other enhancements which are designed to help players fight against magic without having to use magic.
    thats awesome!”

    this too about blood and shade craft:

    “Shadecraft adds a permanent mana bonus at the expense of hitpoints. Bloodcraft ads hitpoints at the expense of mana. They’re new crafting skills which provide another way for players to specialize even further by making choices and compromises in the general spirit of specialization. There’s much more to come on that front, we’ll keep at it and there are some pretty exciting changes ahead to look forward to.
    guess its like you can get +10 hp on a chest piece with – 10 mana or something.. only thing i can think of is enchanting for armor.”

  4. @Ryan: Sweet cast man!!! I just finished mine or next week, haaha. I am so looking forward to having that cast to set the record straight for DDO. I swear after hearing this cast almost makes me want to buy DFO. Hopefully they will have an American version fo the 10 day trial.

  5. 6) A lot of potential players have long asked about a free trial offering found in many other MMOs. Any plans on putting something together to give potential customers a chance to try before they buy?

    “We’ve been distributing some sponsored trial cards in local markets and it’s something we’re looking at but there’s no immediate plan to offer an open free trial yet.”

  6. If anyone has a spare free trial they want to give get in touch with Ryan. I would like do dedicate a cast to it and give my insight but can’t afford to shell out 50 bucks for a game a may like with out trying it first.

  7. ‘Local markets’, obviously in Greece then. Why not ask someone of GREEKLORDS (not sure if they still exist) or Argonauts on EU-1?

  8. So looks like EU-1 will be going down for 24 hours in a bit to apply patch but NA gets to stay up.. once patch is on EU then NA will get it and be down like a hour.
    lol, so ya.. EU is def test server :p

  9. @Yak: Honestly… every mmo gamer / mmo-ologist needs to experience DFO, if not for the pure sense of liberation you get from playing compared to other mmos. Even if the style isn’t right for you (mmo/fps), the feeling and potential of this game needs to be experienced by all… especially in hopes of making even better games in the future (fps style or not).

    @bartillo: Wish they’d put out the patchnotes 😀

  10. @Ryan: Good stuff. Can’t wait to hang out when u get to NA-1. I am an elf though hehe.

    Beleg Strongbow.

    EU patching right now, the anticipation is so intense. I can’t remember the last time I was so worked up over a patch. Looks like I will still be able to play since they wont patch NA till tomorrow AM. But still…..

    Look forward to your expansion podcast.

  11. @Beleg: EU-1 isn’t patching right now. Hell, the server’s still up! All this mess is making me crazy. I swear I won’t go online anymore on the day AV promises to deliver the next expansion. And top of all, there’s still no fancy expansion site with patch notes, I’m gonna go craaazyyyy! Craaaazy!

  12. @Nizzie: hahahaha! That is the ONE good thing about being unable to play Wed-Fri 😀 But I do want some patch notes. Normally they release notes a day or two ahead of patch day.

  13. @Ryan: No DFO Wed-Fri for you? That explains why all my attempts to /msg you failed so far. No DFO on weekends for me, and mondays I’m busy with college stuff. Awwww.. so no jumping and ganking you as a goodbye gift – how sad 😀

  14. @nizzie: You son of a bitch! Wanting to kill me 😀 haha. Yeah, would have been fun. haha. Well… I began the xfer on Tues night, and completed it today. This Sat Ill be checking out NA. See you there?

  15. @Ryan: Too bad, but we Europeans are used to the fact that you Americans always leave the ‘old world’ when it gets a bit rough and there’s new opportunities on the western horizon. Have fun on your own server 😀

  16. @Nizzie: hahaha! Perhaps I can persuade you into being one of the few brave and adventurous Europeans to leave the comfort of the Continent, and join me in the rugged New World 😀

  17. @Ryan: Sounds tempting, but I’m too much of a coward and afraid the lag-monster would attack my ship and eat me alive before arrival. 😀

  18. @nizzie: The world is not flat, but lag monsters do exist. haha! However, for a low level pvper I didnt mind it so much in the EU… it wasn’t so bad. On the flip side, as you will see in this “Chat with Darwoth” that I will be posting soon, that the ping makes a big difference in what you can hit. So Im looking forward to it.

  19. @Ryan: Oh yeah.. I run with these australian guys and you literally see them lagging in combat (we often hit each other by accident :D).. poor guys. By the way, where’s the NA server located?

  20. u son of a bitch you literally asked every one but me… after all those late nights… i mean outrageously homosexual acts we did…

  21. @nizzie: Server is in California, I believe.

    @Epoch Evolution:
    A.) We never had a homosexual romp, despite your begging.
    B.) I would definitely love to cast Aion/Mortal with you, just didnt think you were interested. Last time we did it you seemed a little lackluster. But, dude, if you’re in, it’s on! Let me know.

  22. @your twitter

    Whats going on is EU has been down for over 24 hours to apply patch.. NA is actually up right now
    when EU comes up, NA will go down to apply patch.

    Hopefully will get patch notes “soon” none yet.

  23. @nizzie: yeah. haha. you know what, i am not seeing any new spells or spell schools mentioned in the patch notes, but I could have sworn that this was a promised addition for CoS patch.

  24. @Steve: I need to get you on so that we can brawl.

    @Bartillo: yeah. What I’ll do is comment on some of the basic stuff, and some of the stuff that I expected. Once the patch has the quirks out of it, I’m going to try to bring back Apoc and review his thoughts.

    @nizzie: Defend our honor at all costs!

  25. Once the patch has the quirks out of it, I’m going to try to bring back Apoc and review his thoughts.

    do it

  26. @Emo Lol: In the meanwhile I have a decent conversation still to post (chat with Darwoth). Also going to throw some shotgun comments re the latest stuff (shallow analysis). meant to do that yesterday, but time slipped away. Will have to provide my warm loving attention to the cast this upcoming weekend as I forgot to take my mic on the road with me.

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