There hasn't been one. According to lepidus over at Warcry, Tasos was busy with travelling and couldn't write a proper developer journal. Instead, he sent Warcry 4 exclusive screenshots.
Here they are:
One of the Darkfall @ Curse contributors, Dronjak, has made a fan video out of the many screenshots and few Darkfall videos that exist. You can...
Progress on the official darkfall site has been steady. They've been updating the race, monster and some other pages on the site, and they even changed the design a bit. The most recent update was the Ork race page. The lore has been rewritten, and new screenshots have been added.
A couple of new dwarf pictures have appeared on the official site,...
Tasos talks about the state of the development. He explains how getting the game into beta is more complicated than you might think, talks about the server technology and many other stuff. They are also hiring a Game Logic programmer and a QA lead. Must read for any Darkfall follower
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This dev journal on Warcry is pretty short, and Tasos doesn't mention any beta date. He did say they are aiming for a beta sometime this summer, but as most people who follow(ed) Darkfall know, we won't know until we actually get our Darkfall clients and start PK-ing each...
Quite suprisingly, there's been alot of activity at the official site - unlike the last few years. Tasos' latest post (check it out here) confirms this.
This time we are talking about the monsters page over at darkfallonline.com
So I am not sure if I should spam this site's news everytime there's a official site update, because there will...
Some new neat Rubaiyat screenshots have been uploaded to the official Darkfall site. There are 7 of them, you can check them out here:
Darkfall Screenshot Gallery
A lengthy article about the subcontinent of Rubaiyat. It features some information and history about the inhabitants and interesting areas of this subcontinent. Good if you like lore updates. Otherwise you have only screenshots to look forward to, which aren't really the best we've seen from this game.
The races page on the official site has been revamped a bit, check it out here:
Some new artwork has been added to the Mirdain section on darkfallonline.com, along with 5 new screenshots of Mirdain on their mount and wearing some pretty cool looking armor.
Tasos also said this is just the beginning of updating the...
Another Warcry Developer Journal, this time Tasos has sent Warcry first screenshots of the new look of the Mirdain (before these screenshots, we've only seen really old models of the Mirdain). He talks about the Mirdain race and the troubles occupying their lands. Good thing if you care...
Its a pretty short article, but with screenshots of the Alfar mount: the Shulgan drake! This is the first time we actually see this mount and the new look of the alfar race. Tasos also told us something about Aventurine's effort in preparing for the beta. Their aiming to have their first beta build with as minimum gameplay and content limitations...
Aventurine caught the intruder that had made an illegal copy of a part of a trial version of Darkfall. He managed to download an older test client but he was arrested by the Dutch after Aventurine sent evidence of this act to Dutch Public Prosecutor’s office.
According to Tasos,...
This time we get a little different treat. Tasos sent a guide to last year's Darkfall demo. Its basically a document which tells you how to play the game (controls, demo features, using mounts etc.). Note that is a pretty limited Darkfall demo from last year, so some of the features weren't active here. It was used to show the game to people on...
Very interesting article about the mainstream MMOs and why they are boring to play, yet attract so many players. Judging by this article, Darkfall might revolutionize the genre (if it doesn't end up buggy as hell).
Here is another Warcry monthly - my bad, bi-weekly developer journal. Tasos talks about several things regarding Darkfall. Oh, and one of the more interesting parts of the journal:
One last thing: we had said that farms and farming were out, but we've managed to get them in the game. We’ll talk about them in the near future.
Here it is, I've really enjoyed the answers. I've made up some of my own questions and also gathered some old questions (regarding city sieging) from various darkfall forums. First things first, here's a quote from Tasos Flambouras regarding this Q&A:
There's a lot of detail in conquest and city building that we cannot talk about. We wanted to...
Finally, the biweekly article from Tasos on Warcry! This time he talks about monster AI, and it sounds rather impressive. One of the goals of the AI was a fun convincing PvP training experience, says the AI programmer of Darkfall Mirco Sanguinetti.
It is also mentioned that global...
Tasos speaks again in the biweekly developer journal, this time he explains alot of the things we've seen in the latest gameplay video. He explained how they used test builds of the game for the video, so not all the elements of the game were enabled.
This is the best part,...
Aventurine has released a short gameplay video of their upcoming MMORPG, Darkfall.
Tasos: 'We made a new video, you can get it here: http://files.darkfallonline.com/darkfall_battle.zip'
It looks great. Let's cross our fingers and hope for a release this year.
Yesterday, January 19th, Aventurine updated their Darkfall Online news section with a collection of their latest Articles on various areas of the game.
These Articles contain information about clans, tactical warfare, the Darkfall skill system, mounted combat etc.
The articles were first posted on RPG Vault and you will find them here soon.