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[UPDATED] EA Officially Abandons Darkspore

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Edit – Maxis have fixed the issue which prevented people from logging into the game and have said that they will continue to support the game.

Darkspore is an Action RPG, developed by Maxis, which was released in 2011. The game hasn’t received any updates since late 2011 and EA have posted on the Darkspore forums confirming that the game is an abandoned title.

Darkspore is no longer developed. It is for almost all intents & purposes an abandoned title. If you cannot play the game & have flicked through technical issues for any fixes, then contact EA Customer Support; especially if it regards CD-Keys or refunds.

The game hasn’t received an update for almost two years and the announcement notes that there are two specific errors which remain within the game. In my opinion, these should be fixed by EA as the product is still online and for sale on their Origin store.

Error 73003 has gone unfixed & remains an issue.

Error Code 3 has arisen for the majority/all & remains an issue.

Darkspore has been pulled from other retailers, such as Steam, and is now only available for sale on EA’s Origin platform. These errors prevent people from logging in to play the game and prevents users from saving their heroes. Darkspore is an always-online game, much like the new SimCity, however the only difference is that Darkspore is a synchronous title and allows co-op, which makes up for the online requirement in some respects. However, if people like to play alone (which makes the game much harder) then these errors could potentially be avoided without the always-online DRM.

I will however keep the forums here as clean & tidy as possible in my spare time. Why? Well why not. If it helps anyone with minor problems, or find their way somewhere, then that’s great.

I wish you all luck, no matter what path you choose with Darkspore.

~Inquisitor Laine

The member of the Darkspore forum team has assured active members that they will keep the forums clean and tidy in their spare time, and wishes everyone luck no matter what path they take with Darkspore.

While Darkspore received mixed opinions, I believe that if EA are going to continue to sell this game then these issues need to be fixed soon. I am yet to experience them, and personally enjoy Darkspore, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw it retired soon.

Darkspore On Sale VIA Origin!

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Do you like Darkspore like I do? Have you not played since the Beta? Do you want it, only if you can get it cheap? Well you’re in luck, get Darkspore right now on Origin for a discounted price of $23.99!

Get it whilst the getting is good!

Darkspore Patch 5.3.0.125

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There’s a new patch available today for Darkspore. As always, open your launcher to install the patch.

• New Level DB’s Place!(Pictured Above)

• Destructables no longer give health/energy leech
• Hero Profile now properly shows ability modifier loot stats and affected stats on ability
• Hero Collection button no longer affected by number of Secondary Stats in UI
• Objectives no longer display in PvP
• User can no longer buy Hands & Feet from Item Store unless they are at or above the minimum required level.
• Taunting Darkspore now always aggros source for the duration

Items
• 15 new ability loot!
• “-% damage from *type*” loot does damage reduction, not dodge %
• Fix for displaced effect on Lumin’s Weapon (Galvanic Rod of Expertise)

NPC
• Amphiod Rex no longer skips attack animations
• Undermind Burn now thrwated by Immune to Burning Loot
• Plasma and Necro Operatives obey player limits when they spawn
• Verdanth boss now times out consume if blocked

Titan
• Pyretic Spikes upgrade now uses same coefficient upgrade for all targets

Seraph
• Attractor Bomb can now be hit by ranged attacks

Tork
• basic no longer permanently poisons enemies
• Sporogenesis:
o Healing now recovers debuffs.
o Extra healing per debuff, up to 4.
o Total possible healing is double previous amount.

Andromeda
• Gravity Storm effect disappears when interrupted

Source: Sims Galore

Darkspore Patch 5.3.0.119 Notes

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New Darkspore patch!  So that’s why the servers were down earlier.  What all did it fix?  MaxisKyle tells us below:

General

  • Parts store should now properly display all items except weapons
  • Avatar level can now reach 100, unlocking the last hero & inventory upgrade
  • Hero move-to fix. Abilities should now properly execute after the hero moves into range of target
  • Fixed tutorials repeating in invasion and apocalypse (ie. getting catalysts)
  • Fixed Ability: Effective area from ‘Time Bubble’ ability being bigger than the VFX displayed during a PVP game.
  • Fixed not getting health and mana from health obelisks if the player was interrupted or swapped during the interaction.
  • Display the correct duration tuning on the tooltip for Dazing shot when wearing loot that swaps the Daze effect for Suppress.
  • Fixed piercing projectiles getting stuck on destructible objects.

NPC

  • Cloaked Slayer starts invisible in hordes
  • Laser Tank now auto-crits Cyber heroes
  • Hardened Mantle will no longer continue to stack after Soul Link wears off.

Wraith

  • Ghostform now correctly ignores the dodge cap.
  • Ghostform’s loot modifier that grants move speed for projectiles that pass through so the effect does not get stuck on forever.

Blitz

  • Plasma Wreath’s glow effect is no longer visible while stealthed.
  • Fix Plasma Wreath’s tooltip when you have loot that increases attack speed but limits its duration equipped.

Arborus

  • Fix for entangling rush not dealing damage most of the time.

Krel

  • /dance, picking up loot, and interacting with obelisks no longer count as ability activations for his passive.

Savage

  • Fixed Savage pet’s immediately burrowing out when switching heroes

Tork

  • Fixed basic not dealing any damage (displaying as immune) after you swap