Darkfall Day 25

David X. Messer investigates sieges in Darkfall.

The slow death of our clan continues as a lot of the new members we'd gained over the past three weeks have started to leave. This was to be expected and isn't really news.

I've been spending my time around a city which is part of the new alliance we'd formed with another clan. When I logged in this evening the word was that we were about to get hit with a siege. I don't quite understand how the seige mechanices work, but apparently you need to give 24 hours notice of a siege or something along those lines. Either way there were a lot of heavily armoured players standing outside the City bank.

Having missed the previous attack there was no way I was missing this one. I grabbed some basic gear, nothing I'd be upset at losing, mostly arrows and a staff. I took up a position on one of the cannon towers and waited. While I waited I watched a lot of people dueling. I seem to be missing something about dueling before what's supposed to be a large scale attack. Surely if you're about to get attacked at any moment then being low on health is the last thing you're going to want? Seemed a bit strange.

I waited some more. An hour passed. I waited some more. After an hour and a half I asked around the Clan channel, "It's coming", apparently. Two hours later the dueling players had moved to some rooftops across the city. Still nothing happening. So I ditched my gear, picked up a mount and went out in a circular route around the island hunting for Chaos Chests. This took about 30 minutes. By the time I got back to the city there were a lot of naked recently dead players standing around the city bank. I'd missed the attack.

War involves a lot of sitting around waiting, apparently, and I'd imagine the real thing feels a lot like this.

Posted by Drew Shiel at December 22, 2009 8:49 PM

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