Friday, 22 April 2016

DF:RoA - Life in Ymneck owned by Immortals

For the last week or two, Immortals has been living in the city of Ynmelek in the desert island of Rubaiyat (south west) - aka Ruby for those who are intimate.

The fact that we are in alpha and the increased gains specifically for the alpha, means that everyone has levelled up their character to the maximum and has easy access to gear, so the need (and will) to go PvE is highly diminished.

And as such, we are left with the activities of duelling, having PvP visits from distinguished guests and going out to make PvP visits of our own (we mainly do these to our Russian neighbours who live in Khayud - a city that is on the frontier of the mainland continent and Ruby)...

Monday, 18 April 2016

Darkfall: Rise of Agon NDA LIFTED!

After 3 years it happened.

Darkfall 1 is back in business with the alpha of Darkfall: Rise of Agon, whose NDA has been lifted: pretty link

The game that is treasured by so many and which has spoiled MMOs for most of us, is BACK!

I was so excited for having received an alpha invite, clan forums and chat were buzzing with excitement; teamspeak alive with old names, etc. Yay!

After toying around a bit with DF:Standalone, where it was awesome just to hold a justicebringer and a cobra staff again and hear those familiar sounds... there is now a functioning server with at least 700 alpha players? (not sure about figures, maybe more) and it is awesome. The only things that are not so awesome is me not having as much free time as the game deserves and my lacking vocabulary making me use the word awesome so many times in a single entry.

In any case, Thaliost Riverblade is back in action to the fear of all the mounts I ride! I'm thinking about changing my nickname to something more obscure or hardcore for game launch. Maybe it will help out with my PvP skills! Who the hell expects a blade from a river to do any damage (if it made any sense at all to begin with!)?

There is a single server, hosted in the US (I think it's the US... at least on that side of the world) and I have 120 ping (hailing from Europe). It's not the best but it's enough and I do hope they keep a single server. Darkfall needs masses to reach it's full potential and for players of all types and preferences to be able to thrive, find like-minded friends/clans and to change scenery when in-game life doesn't go according to plan.

I think a key aspect for player retention is what happens when you lose in-game, what comes next. If a clan loses its city will it disband or will it look for revenge? Will the players get demotivated and stop playing or will they look for other clans to get excited once again and recover from their losses?

The most time I played in a row was yesterday (sunday) when I finally bound my keys and started duelling. I use the mouse razor naga (which has these pretty 12 side-buttons which are AWESOME).
I realize I'm still as good as I was in DF1 (!!) and I'm messing up a lot switching the hot bars. This might be because I am rusty or because my binds suck. I need to figure this out before I get too used to them .p

In Immortals clan, we started our lives in Nifflheim (North-west island which is ice-frozen). It is a nice place to start in because it is relatively secluded and one can get reunited with their inner-warrior/hybrid mage, in peace. It is also very good to capture chaos chests, because the scenery consists of white plains with very little obstruction (few trees and hills) so you get a very far and unobstructed view.

We have since then captured some more holdings, including a city in Rubbyiat (the desert island on the south west). Man, I do love the desert! It's so much better to look at than the frozen wastelands where everything is white. My nordic brothas (and penguins), I feel your pain!!!

We have grown a bit from the initial group (think we had 39 members yesterday) because all the old people are returning and some old DF1 players who played in other clans, come back to find themselves without their old groups, so they look for friends to join. And we are a very friendly bunch indeed!

Suggestion/tip: In settings-> video options, don't forget to turn off shadows (untick boxes), except for player shadows (I always think maybe the enemies' shadows will help you find them). The world becomes more lit and it is easier to see (it also helps a bit in the FPS department).

And on a side-note, what the hell is up with page views on this blog? In March 2016, it had 2.178 views; April 2016 already has 648 views! That's crazy considering the historic and the fact there have been no new entries (the better month had been April 2011 with 1.045 views). And 98% of those page views come from the USA.

Are those bots? Is it the DF1 vets coming back? Can't explain it... [please talk to me on the post thingy (or PM) to help me understand what is happening.]

Concluding: this entry was a bit mambo-jumbo in organization but I hope to be able to start recounting the adventures of ALL-MIGHTY THALIOST RIVERBLADE IN ZIE CLAN IMMORTALS!!! RAWWWWR!!!!!

Friday, 12 February 2016

Monday, 17 December 2012

Darkfall Online: Unholy Wars BETA!

Today is the day, tu tu tu.... tu, tu tu tu... tu, tu tu tu... tu, etc...

Today is the day for DF:UW NDA beta or another delay. I think we will get a bit of both... a bad beta launch or semi-delays which will take it into the high a.m.'s (nothing that 1 or 2 days won't fix).

Although the pre-order process went very smoothly, I still think they don't present their menu options in the most intuitive way. BUT I managed to pre-order which is much more than I managed to do in the original launch of Darkfall, where I spent 2 weeks F5ing to try and purchase an account.

I reserved my nick 'Thaliost Riverblade' so as to strike fear in the hearts of my enemies! ... lol

After downloading the dfuw.exe file, I wasn't able to login which was due to the 'Server error: NetSSLError'. Checking forums, this appears to be a problem with Windows 7 64bit, and is fixed by downloading Service Pack 1 from Microsoft. Which I did to the tune of 900 mb (but it d/l really quickly).

The lobby worked and started patching up for 1 whole day. I have version or something like that and a DFUW folder of 6.12GB.

Cyaz in-game or not :D

[EU] Immortals are also recruiting. We have like 40 members for darkfall and are allied with another clan. Check us out at

If there is another delay, many of us are playing Dota2, while hearing on mumble: dota dota dota dota dota dota dota dota dota, etc. to brighten up the day!

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Darkfall 2.0 (Unholy Wars)

Breaking News!!! Darkfall will be re-launched as a new game!!

Oh wait... the announcement was 2 weeks ago already? :( (ForumFall is the best!)

Remember, remember, the 20th of November! (of 2012) (which will be a Tuesday) ... (which is probably a good thing so they have enough week days to sort out any problems) ... (which knowing AV, are bound to take place) ... (but it's OK because Greece isn't doing so good and I don't mind giving them money for the game)

Friday, 10 August 2012

Away on Vacations & Blog Statistics

Yes, it is true, 3 whole weeks and I deserve them! Because I work... a lot! during the rest of the year! When I am not playing Darkfall and reading Forumfall and typing posts for the blog and... I work a lot!!!

These vacations from DF also come at a very good time because I can't keep up with EU1 Clan Discussion forums with the amount of posts that keep popping up! You know, with that APEX, ZAGENDA and apparently RA thingy.

As I will be mostly away from the city where I live and where my super desktop is located, I won't be playing much Darkfall. I'll take my laptop with me but I think I will only log in to pay rent in my beautiful house in Quica village (still have an Ildstein to sell in the vendor by the way - material for the r80 Greataxe; the radian stell already got sold).

As the blog was started a semi-decent amount of time ago, despite all the cancellation periods in-between, I thought it would be interesting to post the STATISTICS that the blog has gotten to date.

Notes: The statistics are "page views" and not "unique visitors" and they are a bit biased towards Portugal because that is where I hail from and thus, I inflate the view counts.

Page Views by Country:

794 - Portugal
686 - United States of America
457 - Sweden
449 - United Kingdom
214 - Zie Germany
134 - Norway
116 - Russia
106 - Teh France
85 - Netherlands
66 - Spain

Operating System:

3455 (88%) - Windows
112 (2%) - Macintosh
108 (2%) - iPhone
69 (1%) - Linux
36 (<1%) - iPod
29 (<1%) - Other Unix
26 (<1%) - Android
25 (<1%) - Blackberry
22 (<1%) - iPad
7 (<1%) - Windows NT 6.1

Browser Type:

1419 (36%) - Internet Explorer
1355 (34%) - Firefox
724 (18%) - Chrome
236 (6%) - Safari
68 (1%) - Opera
50 (1%) - Mobile Safari
26 (<1%) - CriOS
7 (<1%) - SearchToolbar
4 (<1%) - Iron
3 (<1%) - NS8

Websites Sources (where people come from following blog links):

369 -
206 -
99 -
83 -
62 -
49 -
46 -
42 -
39 -
32 -
28 -
28 -
4 -
3 -

And just to top it off
Search Terms (terms people inserted in search engines and ended up in the blog):

41 - darkfall blog
29 -
10 - captain nemo darkfall
8 - kraken kill strategy darkfall
4 - darkfall lord cadaver
4 - spiritusme
3 - blog darkfall
3 - casualdarkfall blog
3 - chaos city darkfall
3 - darkfall

Was expecting funnier stuff but oh well

Have a great vacation everyone!

PS - I'll be visiting Amsterdam for zie very first time. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

DanesLaw tried to steal Immortals' Home o_O

Two days ago, we were lying around Gulghat when someone suggested playing a game of Mafia in Starcraft 2. I havent played SC2 in a long long long while, but I'm told this game of Mafia is different than the usual. I patch up my SC2 and there I go to play Mafia for the first time with 3 other Immortals and 21 other random strangers.

The game is quite funny, even if I still haven't fully understood it. There are Towns People, Mafia baddies and I think neutral people. The objective goes more or less like this: Mafia has to kill everyone non-Mafia and everyone else has to kill the Mafia. Then you can chat with people to try and save your skin and vote to hang someone. But anyways, when we are in the middle of this game, we get a warning from a clan mate that we have just been siege declared by DanesLaw O.O

We quickly leave SC2, ruining the other 21 strangers' game, and log in to Darkfall again. We look for the siegestones (2 large), and find them north of the city on the mountains and no signs of vikings anywhere. I've got to get up early in the morning to go to work but there I stay up until almost 2 am getting ready bags (ready) and dueling/doing other stuff thats needs doing. These sieges stirr up emotions which make Darkfall such a great game and that kept me up longer than I should have. I mean, these nordic savages want to steal and pillage our home and only city?!?! .p