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Post memorable stories and videos of sieges, battle, and events from Darkfall here. DF1 preferred, but UW is fine.

 

Already posted these in another thread but I expect the thread to go away in the near future, so reposting here. These are from the very very early days.

 

 

Goons vs. Murder Herd

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1XdqnxTQwE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owFwJVbQfBY

 

 

Mahtisoturit beating Hyperion at their own game

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iEBer4P5mw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ccv5hGlcmbo

 

 

The infamous duel between EU'S BEST PLAYERS, Celiah Ailey vs. Haeso

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVTkATBKpes

 

 

Darkfall vs. Eurogamer.net

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw2-3IiOPA8

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Oh man you're asking for a lot of links, lol.
So many.  One of my favourite early movies was Val Roths 3 part movie series showcasing an ongoing war his alliance had at the time.  It was nicely put together, although it was during a time of incredible imbalance in PvP and he was just cycling big AOE nukes.  But it was still entertaining.


So, in some similar fashion to that, I'm gonna link some that are sort of in order and related.
 

 

To set the scene:
My friends and I had accumulated extensive wealth from controlling an end game mob spawn in the middle of the world map - The Devil.  (This was basically boxing them in a daggering them down using a dedicated healer)

We were in an multi-national alliance called Real Estate Agency.  It consisted of guilds from Spain, Poland, Ireland/UK and Russia.

After some time of the game enduring a phase of stagnation, we looked for ways to keep ourselves interested in playing.  Myself and the other leaders eventually decided to save towards building a World Wonder.  
(In Darkfall, a Wonder was like a Wonder in a strategy game.  Extraordinarily expensive in raw materials and gold)

Only one wonder of 7 or so currently existed.  The wonders gave a global buff to all clan mates no matter where they were in the world.  
We also decided to merge all clans together into one - Devil Preservation Society.
Myself and others shared leadership but the resource management for the project would fall on me.
Where it took the guild of SUN (large and organised) the best part of a year or more to build their wonder... we did it in approx 8 weeks.

It wasn't easy.  We were a sizeable guild now and the language barrier was creating a lot of difficulties whenever I tried to keep the peace, on top of managing the resources.
I spent most of those weeks standing still in game just managing private messages constantly.  I was arranging deals of resources and holdings.  Selling some holdings with mines (very expensive) and trading down into holdings with Quarries and Timber Groves, just because we needed the Stone and Wood for the wonder.  This was also partly to be responsible on the political landscape and not seem like such an aggressive zerg.  Although this would later turn out to be futile.
Most of the wealth would come from winning Sea Towers (They were big naval events that happened once a week where forces would engage in ship combat to take down a big sea fortress in order to win lots of rare ores and other items into their clan bank)
We went out with full intention of winning the Sea Towers and this really started to generate a lot of hate towards us.  We also used a Frigate which was the best class ship at the time.  We mostly performed hit and runs and opted out of water fights, staying onboard the ship at all times (very frustrating for a lot of enemies)
As the weeks rolled by, a lot of players in the guild started to question what I was really doing with the massive wealth we had, whether I was keeping it for myself or not.  Things were getting tough and very stressful.  I started getting my first grey hair irl at the age of 26 or so, lol.

 

In the end, we built the Nithron Throne.  It turned out to be the best global buff overall, than all the others.

Pretty soon, the enemies we had disgruntled off were even more disgruntled off at some other general antics and it really wasnt long before the inevitable war fell on our doorstep.
Unfortunately we never stood a chance against the combined numbers and skill of the opponents.  3 alliances joined together to topple King KoKane and his army of annoying trolls!  We had a hard time generating support and getting any aid from anyone due to our political reputation and the help we got was not enough.
It was really an amazing time and it was all player driven stuff.

 

 

So, I'm going to link vids related to that era and hopefully it will shape into a story by itself  :)

One of my favourites.  It's in more of a promotional style.

The Devil Preservation Society

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlMIjOwaz5c

 

Building the Nithron Throne - World First.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqWINn8jkOE

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN4tZ8BZNp4

(Created by a Spanish guild member Zeut)

 

Losing Bloodscar - our favourite little hamlet where it all began.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3LSqqHFblM

(video by Ninogan, a forum member here)

 

 

Underground city of Ul'Hamra - owned by allies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBnK13UEc2o

 

 

The final showdown at our capital city Talpec, where the wonder was built.

The city clanstone was inside a cave which meant it was a total chokepoint battle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCWXNlLvrBE

(also by Ninogan) [Attackers POV]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn4mTUy4pxs

 [Defenders POV]

 

 

NOTE:
Ok, I started making this thread and then intended to paste the links in AFTER...   As it turns out, I can't for the life of me find the videos I remember watching.  
I found some but I cant find so many others.  Please people, tag your videos so people can find them later.
DFMovies.com is no longer around either.
I specifically remember the Talpec fight from SUN's POV and it had the Imperial March music from Star Wars in it and it was funny.  It showed the chokepoint nicely.

Oh well, these will have to do for now, ffs.

 

 

 

 

Bonus clip:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWZN3nSS8iw
Just a clip of a much later time in the game when me and my particular group of friends/guildmates were all playing at the same time and at our best (though the enemies werent the best in this vid)
But we mostly all still play games together and are all still connected and will be in the same guild, should a game like Darkfall ever emerge again and call us home.


Rigor pyramid in Hal'Kali, the Vindicators city at the start.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee3c23T2LR0

LOL

It's called Crowfall because calling it "The Hunger Game of Thrones" would have raised too many issues.

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Some of Lokiuz' videos captured big fights and were enjoyable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tNSLM7_CTI

 

 

 

Only a very few truly epic fights were ever caught on video.  Most of them were epic because of the scale, but that's when peoples computers crapped out and most of these battles occured like 5 years ago in the beginning.

It's called Crowfall because calling it "The Hunger Game of Thrones" would have raised too many issues.

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You want me to link awesome videos?

 

That's easy, any video with me in it of course!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYnr0laVAp0

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCAE1XJirKg

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhiQJRuMb_0

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loeBaNVj0b8

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXri8aXodQM&index=8&list=FL9XyvAiY4Xd9-S10FhV7caw

 

Too easy, any video with me in it of course! There's like 50 more, but we ain't got time for that poorly made socks!

 

 

 

Cannibal Man - Future serial killer

I can't even.  You win, I am done with this part of the discussion.

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNJN3oH2mdQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6FGGMO0ghU

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXdRgTJJY7I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M5Xhvu9Rf4

 

most viewed darkfall video of the time, not sure if it still is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPQwfKzV4-E

 

sadly looks like a lot of the videos got taken down for whatever reason. No more video of the first boat. =(

nevermind its there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVGNsSzTcSI

 

good times though, good times.

 

almost forgot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTc5WAI8ua4

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Oh man you're asking for a lot of links, lol.

So many.  One of my favourite early movies was Val Roths 3 part movie series showcasing an ongoing war his alliance had at the time.  It was nicely put together, although it was during a time of incredible imbalance in PvP and he was just cycling big AOE nukes.  But it was still entertaining.

 

 

So, in some similar fashion to that, I'm gonna link some that are sort of in order and related.

 

 

To set the scene:

My friends and I had accumulated extensive wealth from controlling an end game mob spawn in the middle of the world map - The Devil.  (This was basically boxing them in a daggering them down using a dedicated healer)

We were in an multi-national alliance called Real Estate Agency.  It consisted of guilds from Spain, Poland, Ireland/UK and Russia.

After some time of the game enduring a phase of stagnation, we looked for ways to keep ourselves interested in playing.  Myself and the other leaders eventually decided to save towards building a World Wonder.  

(In Darkfall, a Wonder was like a Wonder in a strategy game.  Extraordinarily expensive in raw materials and gold)

Only one wonder of 7 or so currently existed.  The wonders gave a global buff to all clan mates no matter where they were in the world.  

We also decided to merge all clans together into one - Devil Preservation Society.

Myself and others shared leadership but the resource management for the project would fall on me.

Where it took the guild of SUN (large and organised) the best part of a year or more to build their wonder... we did it in approx 8 weeks.

It wasn't easy.  We were a sizeable guild now and the language barrier was creating a lot of difficulties whenever I tried to keep the peace, on top of managing the resources.

I spent most of those weeks standing still in game just managing private messages constantly.  I was arranging deals of resources and holdings.  Selling some holdings with mines (very expensive) and trading down into holdings with Quarries and Timber Groves, just because we needed the Stone and Wood for the wonder.  This was also partly to be responsible on the political landscape and not seem like such an aggressive zerg.  Although this would later turn out to be futile.

Most of the wealth would come from winning Sea Towers (They were big naval events that happened once a week where forces would engage in ship combat to take down a big sea fortress in order to win lots of rare ores and other items into their clan bank)

We went out with full intention of winning the Sea Towers and this really started to generate a lot of hate towards us.  We also used a Frigate which was the best class ship at the time.  We mostly performed hit and runs and opted out of water fights, staying onboard the ship at all times (very frustrating for a lot of enemies)

As the weeks rolled by, a lot of players in the guild started to question what I was really doing with the massive wealth we had, whether I was keeping it for myself or not.  Things were getting tough and very stressful.  I started getting my first grey hair irl at the age of 26 or so, lol.

 

In the end, we built the Nithron Throne.  It turned out to be the best global buff overall, than all the others.

Pretty soon, the enemies we had disgruntled off were even more disgruntled off at some other general antics and it really wasnt long before the inevitable war fell on our doorstep.

Unfortunately we never stood a chance against the combined numbers and skill of the opponents.  3 alliances joined together to topple King KoKane and his army of annoying trolls!  We had a hard time generating support and getting any aid from anyone due to our political reputation and the help we got was not enough.

It was really an amazing time and it was all player driven stuff.

 

 

So, I'm going to link vids related to that era and hopefully it will shape into a story by itself   :)

One of my favourites.  It's in more of a promotional style.

The Devil Preservation Society

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlMIjOwaz5c

 

Building the Nithron Throne - World First.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqWINn8jkOE

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN4tZ8BZNp4

(Created by a Spanish guild member Zeut)

 

Losing Bloodscar - our favourite little hamlet where it all began.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3LSqqHFblM

(video by Ninogan, a forum member here)

 

 

Underground city of Ul'Hamra - owned by allies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBnK13UEc2o

 

 

The final showdown at our capital city Talpec, where the wonder was built.

The city clanstone was inside a cave which meant it was a total chokepoint battle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCWXNlLvrBE

(also by Ninogan) [Attackers POV]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn4mTUy4pxs

 [Defenders POV]

 

 

NOTE:

Ok, I started making this thread and then intended to paste the links in AFTER...   As it turns out, I can't for the life of me find the videos I remember watching.  

I found some but I cant find so many others.  Please people, tag your videos so people can find them later.

DFMovies.com is no longer around either.

I specifically remember the Talpec fight from SUN's POV and it had the Imperial March music from Star Wars in it and it was funny.  It showed the chokepoint nicely.

Oh well, these will have to do for now, ffs.

 

 

 

 

Bonus clip:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWZN3nSS8iw

Just a clip of a much later time in the game when me and my particular group of friends/guildmates were all playing at the same time and at our best (though the enemies werent the best in this vid)

But we mostly all still play games together and are all still connected and will be in the same guild, should a game like Darkfall ever emerge again and call us home.

 

 

Rigor pyramid in Hal'Kali, the Vindicators city at the start.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee3c23T2LR0

LOL

 

Hello KoKane =) one of the best moments for me was the 1st pre DPS siege, as far as I remember it was tripple siege, 1 dropped by us and double counter siege. Urbiel was leading that siege, I think Spatz or Forgotten has the video.

 

But still I want to believe that someone would buy the rights for original Darkfall and release it once again but in the way it had to be released, with content adding to the game (not funhulks) and will balance the existing stuff.

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Darkfall-1 at 2009 launch was a masterpiece, unfortunately well, everyone know what's happen after. UW is a sh*tty watered version of the original DF1 and should be closed asap. I can't believe i trusted AV and try the beta, wasted my money because you think a sequel is always an improvement of the original, instead on this case was the countrary. Delusional.

 

Then i learn that original Razorwax devs leaved AV, so now i understand a lot of things.

 

Btw, how is doing the Darkfall-1 emu? I read sometime ago that a guy was able to make it and released a video, but never hear anything after.

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Darkfall-1 at 2009 launch was a masterpiece, unfortunately well, everyone know what's happen after. UW is a sh*tty watered version of the original DF1 and should be closed asap. I can't believe i trusted AV and try the beta, wasted my money because you think a sequel is always an improvement of the original, instead on this case was the countrary. Delusional.

 

Then i learn that original Razorwax devs leaved AV, so now i understand a lot of things.

 

Btw, how is doing the Darkfall-1 emu? I read sometime ago that a guy was able to make it and released a video, but never hear anything after.

 

To bring DF Emu to life we need to bring Razorwax to the guys who are working on that EMU since it needs to be fixed, balanced and new content added.

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Hello KoKane =) one of the best moments for me was the 1st pre DPS siege, as far as I remember it was tripple siege, 1 dropped by us and double counter siege. Urbiel was leading that siege, I think Spatz or Forgotten has the video.

 

But still I want to believe that someone would buy the rights for original Darkfall and release it once again but in the way it had to be released, with content adding to the game (not funhulks) and will balance the existing stuff.

Hey Basstar :)

In Evil Ork Alliance or even before that in Real Estate Agency?

What holdings? 

I remember when we fought on Rubaiyat.  It was like 150vs150.  Crazy

It's called Crowfall because calling it "The Hunger Game of Thrones" would have raised too many issues.

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To bring DF Emu to life we need to bring Razorwax to the guys who are working on that EMU since it needs to be fixed, balanced and new content added.

 

I see sarcasm here. :)

Archduchess Alice

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Hey Basstar :)

In Evil Ork Alliance or even before that in Real Estate Agency?

What holdings? 

I remember when we fought on Rubaiyat.  It was like 150vs150.  Crazy

 

Before. It was me, Dori, Xteam from Vodka, Akatsuki and others. No united clan. One city on wolf lands, Talpec and north hamlet ( dont remember the names)

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Was it the one where we went to war with BOS alliance?   I think it was Balls of Steel they called themselves?    ClickHereTo Respawn was their combat leader.  We had a great war there too actually.

 

This video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g00OMlMq_M

LOL  I love how at 1:00  "ok guys go, push the ****ers go go go"
1:06  "Guys, I have Out of Virtual error"

Crashing at the worst time in sieges.  Welcome to Darkfall.   All of DF1 I had such a bad computer.  I would love to re-live all those moments with a beast machine.  Too bad the client wasnt optimised to really handle the scale that it advertised.

 

 

I also remember this video because it was so early into the siege and Sir Forgotten took down Vif Argent, one of their best players, so the morale hit in their voice comms would be nice.  He was also a combat leader for them I think.  

 

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It's called Crowfall because calling it "The Hunger Game of Thrones" would have raised too many issues.

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Was it the one where we went to war with BOS alliance?   I think it was Balls of Steel they called themselves?    ClickHereTo Respawn was their combat leader.  We had a great war there too actually.

 

This video?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g00OMlMq_M

 

LOL  I love how at 1:00  "ok guys go, push the ****ers go go go"

1:06  "Guys, I have Out of Virtual error"

Crashing at the worst time in sieges.  Welcome to Darkfall.   All of DF1 I had such a bad computer.  I would love to re-live all those moments with a beast machine.  Too bad the client wasnt optimised to really handle the scale that it advertised.

 

 

I also remember this video because it was so early into the siege and Sir Forgotten took down Vif Argent, one of their best players, so the morale hit in their voice comms would be nice.  He was also a combat leader for them I think.  

 

 

 

Yeah was a fun siege -) but it looks like Forgotten was jogging far away from the fight ))) havent seen myself there )

 

This one is my fav video from DF1

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJJG0CkbyzM

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my favourite siege video is from the quad-siege, edited by valroth... actual proper editing for a change :)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY5Wu1U3-ps

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOTg-K1KZwg

 

Ha yeah was just watching these.  I'm on part 3 now.  It's like LoTR trilogy so far.

It was really great that there was only one single server and everyone was on it.  Too bad they split the server in two but I guess the game was getting more and more competitive and ping became more and more important.

It's called Crowfall because calling it "The Hunger Game of Thrones" would have raised too many issues.

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Ha yeah was just watching these.  I'm on part 3 now.  It's like LoTR trilogy so far.

It was really great that there was only one single server and everyone was on it.  Too bad they split the server in two but I guess the game was getting more and more competitive and ping became more and more important.

 

The game had lack of content and no good patches. The only content we got during 3 years was Seatower, 2 mounts, wonders and uhhhhmmm dont want to spell it but Funhulk. Tons of content like warhulks and wonders was not balanced.

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Ha yeah was just watching these.  I'm on part 3 now.  It's like LoTR trilogy so far.

It was really great that there was only one single server and everyone was on it.  Too bad they split the server in two but I guess the game was getting more and more competitive and ping became more and more important.

 

I think the quad siege was after the NA server was opened, but before they enabled transfers.

 

So we already lost a good chunk of players. TSP und UDL already were on NA at that point.

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