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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Darkfall April 2014 Newsletter from Aventurine SA

We got the following newsletter from Aventurine regarding exciting update that are released on April, 2014. Enjoy :-) Patch Notes March 19  Patch Notes April 7th
Territory Control
In our upcoming patch, Darkfall Unholy Wars takes a massive step towards the endgame via exciting new territory-control features, as we refocus

on our sandbox PvP and massive-battles heritage.
Check out our new video and find out how territory control is changing the face of the game.
Territory ownership taps into Darkfall Unholy Wars' strategic and political potential and will be the driving force of massive battles to gain control over highly contested areas. These sandbox features are based on the implementation of large, complex, scalable systems we will continuously expand on. Your feedback on the territory ownership features is extremely valuable to us and we are committed to reacting swiftly to your reports to make any necessary adjustments and improvements.
Here is what we have in store for you in next week's patch:
New Features
Areas of Influence
Areas of Influence

You have caught glimpses of them in our Facebook posts and our developers have shared some details about how they

work. Essentially, this is the basis of the whole territory control system. All control points that can be captured (holdings, villages and sea

fortresses) have an area attached to them and the clan that owns the control point is considered the owner of the area of influence around it as well. On

its own, this system offers a visual element to the map so that anyone can have an overview of what and how many territories are owned by which clans. Its

true potential lies in the features that are tied to it.

Area Bonuses
Each area offers a set of buffs to clan members and allies of the owning clan, who operate within the area of influence. These buffs have to do with

prowess generation rates, rare item drop chances from harvesting and monster-killing as well as gold generation. These buffs stack in the case of connected

areas, so expanding your territory by conquering neighboring ones will yield the best results.

Levy Collector
Levy Collector

A form of taxation on generated resources in a clan's area of influence is another feature that next week's patch brings.
Resources generated in an area will also fill up the levy collector of that area. While this is a taxation mechanic conceptually, no resources are

actually deprived from the harvester or monster-killer. Instead, there is a chance for extra resources to be generated and placed in the levy collector

Normal harvesting and monster-killing, as well as village requisitioning are actions that generate these extra resources at this point. While filling up,

the collector cannot be interacted with by anyone. It's important to note here that while the Levy collector building is close to a clan holding (cities

and hamlets), it does not technically belong to it.
Because of this it cannot be damaged and it does not need to be built like other clan buildings. Once it is full with resources, the structure becomes

available for requisitioning. The requisitioning mechanic is exactly the same as the one that is used for villages. The same rules apply and you will still

need a requisitioning gauntlet as well as globules of greed. The fill progress of all levy collectors is displayed on the map for all to see but since it

is player activity based, there is no timer.

Feat Window and Feats
Feat Window and Feats

We have also shared images of the new feat window. Redesigning this element is part of an ongoing process of improving our GUI elements with availability

of information and intuitiveness in mind. Additionally we are introducing a first round of PvE repeatable feats to serve as daily and weekly goals for

players of all experience levels.
Other Features

Loot Adjustments, New Masks & Other
Loot Adjustments, New Masks & Other

Additionally, this patch features some loot adjustments for some of our top tier monsters, new masks and various bug fixes and tweaks. We will be sharing

the patch notes with you on patch day so stand by for specifics.
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1 comment:

  1. A quick update. Darkfall Burning Embers Rumble ended yesterday. The final was epic where one of the game founder himself showed up to fight the champion. Read the details in this blog post