Brannoc (Aventurine employee): 1 / Random irc troll: 0

EDIT: Obviously this could be 100% fake and just something crafted up by an extremely bored QQer. I was not in the actual mIRC at the time to witness the “chat” and the first place this popped up was on a DF guild’s website forums. Read for entertainment purposes only, as I did.
Here’s a gem I’ve found from a Q&A Brannoc had in IRC earlier. This has at least put a smile on my face in light of this launch fiasco.
ShockWave: atleast good you finaly take the time to talk to us Brannoc
<@Brannoc> I’ve been trying to do that all day, ShockWave
[Yew]Greg: do your fucking job
<@Brannoc> I don’t think you can be anymore informed than you are greg, I’d say your statement is mostly loaded with fail
[Yew]Greg: Well heres a little helpful peice of advise if you ladies plan on keeping any sort of player base. Even in the shittiest circumstances, atleast tell us to just “fuck off we’re working on it”. Thats all most of us want to know.
<@Brannoc> I’d be happy to tell you to go fuck yourselves! But a lot of people say that’s bad PR
<@Brannoc> so…I’m trying not to
Brannoc: 1 / irc troll “greg”: 0
Full transcript can be found here.

Selling Darkfall: Why is Aventurine doing such a poor job?

When trying to explain the allure of Darkfall to friends or people on the internet, I’ve found it pretty daunting task. It’s a bad sign when user-created YouTube trailers do a better job of selling a game than the official website or developer does. From the lackluster website to the lack of information flow into the United States, it’s easy to see why Darkfall is getting overlooked by many who haven’t already been following it for years.Wading through YouTube clips of the game and user-created trailers throughout the last week has sparked more life into the game for me than Aventurine has in the last 4 years.

Update: Adding this excellent walkthrough of the GUI (watch it in HD)

Excellent user-created explanation and trailer for Darkfall Online