Has the apocalypse arrived?
The launch saw numerous setbacks. Players stumbled upon a critical bug, which reportedly gave them an advantage and resulted in the developers taking the game down for post-release bugfixing. Despite careful planning and a limited release, Aventurine were unable to handle the overwhelming amount of traffic to the online store and forums, causing those features to become extensively unavailable to customers. 
It was also reported by Aventurine, with some forums reporting the number of users affected in their thousands, that there have been cases where pre-orders failed without this being immediately apparent to the customer, causing that customer to have to wait for the eventual release of more copies.
With the forums down and Stratics temporarily closing down their IRC channel for overwhelming their network, during the launch Aventurine has been releasing updates on their progress these issues through mmorpg.com.
They will be compensating the downtime with free game time.
Problems continue to arise in Darkfall, with numerous "Account inactive" bugs and lack of updates. The main page still hasn't been updated to reflect Darkfall's release.