In short read more on their site.
Our aim is to take Darkfall Online and make it reach its potential as a complete empire building game where sandbox features and PvP are just tools to an end. We are not making a simulation or a gankbox, but are striving for meaningful choices and long term appeal. At its core, Darkfall is about risks versus rewards and accepting the consequences of one’s choices. Whether in combat, diplomacy or day to day activities.