Darkfall:Star Wars Galaxies

OMG, Star Wars Galaxies Killed Kenny
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When I think back to SWG, I recall that even with a lot of information about wonderful changes to make a game even more wicked awesome very soon, it's well to not hold your breath until they happen and aren't undone shortly thereafter.

And somehow, Darkfall always makes me think back to Star Wars Galaxies.
Ceterum autem censeo, Goons esse delendam.

Sun Tzu re Darkfall

III. 3.
  • Thus the highest form of generalship is to balk the enemy's plans;
  • the next best is to prevent the junction of the enemy's forces;
  • the next in order is to attack the enemy's army in the field;
  • and the worst policy of all is to besiege walled cities.
For the purposes of pursuing conquest in Darkfall, this translates well to
  1. Attack their people, their reputation, their forums, their bank;
  2. Accuse them of zerging to anyone who will effectively care¹;
  3. 'World' PvP, raids, harvesting the harvesters, or any other PK'ing activity;
  4. Sieges. Nasty expensive things that make you late for dinner or bed.

A screenshot of a city siege

In fact, it's really not hard to tell, by how closely some have stuck to this formula for success, which folks have been reading their Sun Tzu and which have not.

¹ Although there is no force superiour in numbers that an enemy will not characterise as a 'zerg'.
² Also, where any single player has a better prospective kill ratio than the group he is facing, there exists a Zerg of One.

Ceterum autem censeo, Goons esse delendam.