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Discussion: Early Access Road Map 2017

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MWTaylor, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. Scrapnotcrap

    Scrapnotcrap Black Knight
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    ''3 Wilderness portals will not have a cost to use''

    BPG, why are you making ROA easier than it was? I thought it was propaganda when ppl said you were making DF UW 2.0, but i for one, never liked the fact that portal chambers used to cost 300 gold only when they should cost 2 shards.

    What will be the point of farming portal shards?
     
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  2. Aristos Giannes

    Aristos Giannes Cairn Giant
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    I think I heard they're removing portal shards
     
  3. Bloodscar

    Bloodscar Senior Moderator
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    I don't believe we have plans to remove them, probably have them used somewhere else.
     
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  4. Super Star

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    If they want to use it as a sink, it would be better to charge a flat gold amount and not a portal shard so that can keep siphoning money out of the economy forever, even if its a small as 100-300g taken from your bank. They can always put pshards in a crafting recipe like nexus exits/entrances
     
  5. NonFactor

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    summon friends lol
     
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  6. Pink Taco

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    The cost to use a wilderness portal should be the risk of your life. That is how active these portal routes should become if done properly. I am doubting they did it correctly though... all it requires is having the portals in a chain - Ie. You are on Cairn and want to go to yssam. You can boat there... ride there... both taking like 30+ minutes...or you can teleport from Cairn to Rubai, Rubai to Niffle, Niffle to Yssam. This portal route taking 10-15 minutes... so roughly half the time... Yet you traverse 3 sub continents in half the time it would have taken you to afk ride/boat to yssam... Each subcontinent load out area should be fairly hot. You will likely get pvp at each drop out point. If you want to avoid pvp (newer player) you probably take the 30 minute route. If you are confident in your abilities... and are not looking for pvp, but want to get there fast.... you clearly take the portal route. If you are looking for pvp you clearly take the portal route. The wolfs generally will be along the portal route so it is not all that intended for the sheep. However, a noob can get naked, and go jump a few portals... risk nothing and possibly get there faster.

    This will have people out traveling the same exact locations to map hop... causing tons of pvp to happen.

    Right now you can be 1 minute away from the force you want to fight, and they want to fight you as well... and you may never run into eachother.

    This is an idea to make fast travel risk vs reward... and to focus the players out looking for pvp... The open world pvp may truly come out of this idea... instead of city raiding...where they have towers/home field/ buffs blah blah. Always seemed so dumb that was the main area for pvp...

    Or shanking someone while they are farming... which is pvp.. but not really.
     
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  7. Grimtide

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    There should be a portal hub like subway in center map.
     
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  8. Pink Taco

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    Mid map or wherever the most portals come out at... putting a hub there would be pretty clutch.
     
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    Are player vendors going to be viewable on world map if selected? Or will we still need to find stuff externally rather than in game on the go @Bloodscar
     
  10. MWTaylor

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    We may add in something after our first iteration to help find items, but there will not be that functionality (more than likely) in our first go of the deployable vendors.
     
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  11. Owyn Magnus

    Owyn Magnus Varangian Warthane

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    Im very nervous about this. This idea sounds great for a lower pop game.

    But if we have the population we need, this may interfere with regionalism.

    I'm really hoping to go back to a time where we had the regionalism that we had for the first 6 months of DFO
     
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  12. Pink Taco

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    You get me 10k players again, I'll consider supporting your region shit.
     
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  13. Nachtmyn

    Nachtmyn Goblin Warlord
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    Can I have my money back?
     
  14. NonFactor

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    are u so poor?
     
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  15. Circa

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    road map is weak.

    this game will only succeed if they speed shit up and remove all this bullshit where it all revolves around time and grind since dfo lacks in content.
     
  16. Super Star

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    So, your solution to darkfall currently lacking content is to remove 1 of the things that keeps people logging in, which is grinding to keep up with other people grinding so that they can pvp on the same level. Is that right?
     
  17. Aristos Giannes

    Aristos Giannes Cairn Giant
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    He is correct that if there was enough content there would be no need for a character grind. There is already a gear grind. I don't mind character grinds at all since i'm a fan of RPG games, but you're misconstruing his point and trying to make it sound absurd when it is valid.
     
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    I'm ready to mail some people their heads.
     
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  19. Circa

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    ty aristos
     
  20. Super Star

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    its an mmorpg, grind is standard whether you are grinding to max your char, or a shifted grind with a short char grind and an insane gear grind. The fact that this game has a char grind wont be the reason if it were to fail. If that was the case WoW might as well max all chars you have on creation, but they dont for a reason.