We have some rather interesting news now for those of you that still play the Darkfall game, as the developer Aventurine SA has just revealed details regarding the upcoming overhaul. Once the massively multiplayer online role-playing game — which combines real-time action with strategy — has been updated, it will be known as Darkfall 2.0.
As Robert Purchese over on the eurogamer.net website recently noted, the update will literally change just about everything in the game. Not only will combat become more tactical and spells be redesigned, but the world and the monsters and dungeons within it will also be reworked. Advancement will also be done faster if a character is specializing on one role.
The major overhaul will also bring a brand new user interface, as well as new lighting, a new map tool and new visual effects. Darkfall’s crafting system will be receiving an overhaul for version 2.0, bringing with it more customization options. Gems will also be a lot more important in the upcoming Darkfall 2.0 update, since they will be used in enchanting.
Aventurine SA has also made some major improvements to Darkfall’s new player experience, including training quests for all basic aspects of the MMO game. The upcoming update also includes a new environmental audio system, as well as new area-based music and a number of replacements and additions to the game’s existing sounds.
As mentioned above, both the skill and attribute gains have changed a considerable amount. If a new player concentrates on just a single role, they will excel at that specific role in a relatively short amount of time through casual play. More roles and more options will then become available for them. However, players are able to use one specialization at a time.
Dungeons will now feature dynamic elements such as one-way doors, traps and moving objects. Not only have all the loot tables been redone from scratch, all of the item properties, calculation formulas and numeric values have also been completely refurbished. You can read more about the upcoming overhaul via the eurogamer.net website.
Are you looking forward to the update?