Gaaaaaaahhhhhhh! So much craziness this week! And still more is happening, right now, as I type this!!!!! Between Rolith being sick, have to roll to a different location and spotty connection it's the Revenge of the 13th!
Master of Puppets The new quest is live though! Go and visit Yolande in Atrea check out the latest installment of the Chapter 2 arc. Will you be able to make it through Xan's volcanic fortress?
Friday the 13th strikes again! The bug that caused the skipping of the first cutscene and fight is now fixed! Now you will henceforth be called Xan until you logout or Rolith stops making fixes while sick, whichever comes first!
Wrath of Wargoth The war is coming sooooooooon here!
Since Akriloth's defeat and the destruction of the Elemental Orbs, the elemental realms have been out of balance. Fire is weak and Wargoth, a master of flame, is looking to take over. As the flames begin to rise again, will Wargoth be able to enter the world to rule over the ashes?
New monsters appear in the waves, the catapault is up and, in the DA only quest, you can fight as Xan!
Log in and BattleOn! The War Challenge from last Friday the 13th war is put forth! There are three Fire Imp Hats that will become available if you can defeat 5 million waves by Friday, April 20th, at midnight!
War is Coming! This friday is Friday the 13th... and those portals to the Atealean homeworld have been suspiciously quiet....
Get ready to decimate leagues of fire monsters as Wargoth launches another assault on Lore. There are Fire Imp Hats waiting for you guys if you can make it to the boss in time!
Grenwog Spoilers! If you're still having trouble hunting down eggs and wish for spoilers.... here's the list of Grenwog Pip locations! Highlight for the locations!
1. Oaklore > Sir Junn > The Sweetest Thing 2. Dragesvard > Galenoth > Bear Facts 3. Amityvale > Thursday > Yaga Stone Circle 4. Hunter's Paradise > Karina > Troglomite 5. Ash > Quests > Enchanted Grove (The Grove) 6. Oaklore > Sir Ano > Major Mayhem 7. Moonridge > Dragonfang Inn > Viamat > Quests > Moonridge Patrol 8. Shadow of the Wind Village > Inn > Quests > Bad Bananas 9. Popsprocket > Zapp > Gnomenapped?! (In quest: Right -> Right -> Up) 10. The Locker > The Tower 11. Ash > The Coral Reef 12. Necropolis > Too Many Cooks 13. Popsproket > Yix > Sitcom 14. Lim > Lost Order 15. Willowshire > Guardian Fortuna > The Temple (of Gloom) 16. Sandsea > Zhoom > The Hard Way 17. Necropolis > Artix vs. the Undead 18. Nythera > Stocking the Shelves 19. Shadow of the Wind > Walk through Fire 20. Dragesvard > Long in the Tooth 21. Warlic > Other Quests > Save Lymcrest! > Fetching Fire 22. Oaklore > Vurrmen Ruins 23. Hunters Paradise > Karina > Barrat
You guys did an absolutely amazing job finishing the Friday the 13th Rift War! All of you guys fought together and went through an insane amount of waves in the last hour bringing home victory for the War Challenge with just ten minutes to spare!
You guys literally beat us to the boss fight, after us having a crazy week at the office*! The imp pets were awarded in a special mini-quest with the new Ashen Squire monsters. Now though... now it's time for the boss! Tomix did an amazing job animating it and Rolith did some very mean things programming it. Tomix also made a wicked looking helm for the boss fight rewards!
Fixes! Just a quick note, Rolith has adjusted the xp for leveling from 60 to 70. I've also fixed several items that were unsellable/undestroyable if you're looking to clear some inventory space.
*Rolith got bogged down with server work and poor Tomix was sick on Thursday. D:
The war rages and the race is on! Sepulchure's army continues to attack Falconreach but you guys are holding the line! If you can reach 50% by 5 tonight not only will you get a new cutscene to further the story... but you'll also get a new set of weapons from True Mortal!
The Challenge has been set! Get to 50% by 5PM EST to get your hands on the fiery Obsidian Dragon set!
The battle is won... but the war is far from over!
The zards have been beaten back, the sinister Yaw defeated. Where, and how the zards came to be is still unknown though, so the Zardhunter definately has his work cut out for him! The Friday the 13th Zard Invasion will officially end tomorrow though, which means if you haven't gotten your Rush of Zardlings or Boxar pet it's time for you to get in there and take down Yaw before they go rare! Don't stress too much though... the outbreak will continue this Mogloween!
A few weeks ago I asked what kinds of weapons you guys would like to see in the Moonridge shops. You guys responded with pages and pages (and paaaaaages) of suggestions! There does seem to be some confusion though, so I wanted to clear up a few points!
Regular items and items created through merges can't go in the same shop. So this chest won't contain any merge items.
We have *lots* of existing elements already so, for now, I've placed a moratorium on making more items with new elements. (So, sorry, no void weapons.)
Though we do have the capacity to make new types of accessories (like boots, gauntlets, bracers, earrings, etc) every new type of item we add is another thing you have to gear for, another thing you need inventory space for. Remember that free players only have 20 slots to start with. Keeping weapons of different elements, helms, capes, belts, rings, pets, and resources tends to eat up those slots pretty quickly. So in order for me to approve the introduction of a new type of equippable item... lets just say it'll take a really, really good argument for it.
There won't be anything going in that chest that will replace "X-item-type" for all time. ;P
What I would like to put in that chest (and in the Moonridge Armory) are reforged weapons for gold. So this means I'm looking for the answers to a couple questions:
Is there a particular element that's really hard to get a drop for?
Is there a gap in the existing weaponry (i.e. there are tofu-element scissor weapons from levels 1 to 35 and then from 50 to 60, but I can't find anything for level 40!)?
Is there weapon artwork you want to be able to use again (i.e. I loved the art for the Angel's Wrath, so I reforged it for Angel's Ire.)
Gold weapons, due to the fact that they're relatively easy to get compared to chasing a drop on a loot table, tend to have a slightly lower stat allocation and do slightly less damage. This chest will follow that same basic tenement, but I want to use it fill in gaps in inventories and to make weapons that will be useful as you finish leveling. I also want reforge some of your favorite weapons so that you can wield that amazing artwork again! :)
So, for this Design Notes thread, try to think about the answers to those questions when you make your suggestions for both the regular free player shops and for the Dragon Amulet chest! (And, if you guys can make me a nice list of the forum favorites that's easy for me to go through... <3!)
So you guys pretty much shattered all expectations this weekend and hit 50% in the war Monday afternoon (beating Rolith in his coding frenzy to finish the zard cuisine, something that we were tossing around on Friday as a cool idea for fun battle buffs)! Since you guys took to my *cough* unofficial challenge Saturday, I'm now going to put forth....
The Official 100% Zard Frenzy Challenge!
Reading through the war threads on the forums, it's become clear that you guys want a zard pet. So Ghost is going to take some time out of his busy schedule of making amazing things to make one (maaaaybe two) more amazing thing(s)... a Rush of Zardlings!
Why, yes, I did spend way too much time animating this random cutscene.
IF you can get the war meter to 100% before the release on Friday, then the Rush of Zardlingswill be added to the loot table of the boss monster in addition to the other war goodies. If you guys don't make it, then those poor little zardlings will have to be content to play in whatever giant, empty box Ghost is going to trap them in until the next war.
37%! You guys rock! (I am officially licensed to say that as a rock myself.) It's great to see how active the war threads* are with all of you coming together and cheering each other on! War poems, song suggestions and personal wave tallies abound!
Midday, and our heroes bombarded, We must fight back before we are Zarded, We must not leave with our hopes discarded, So fight for your lives, as the clouds have parted...
The light shines on you... You heroes are the last hope...
I really think you guys are going to beat Rolith to 50% too! :s So please make sure to keep that in mind, Rolith is going to need time to get the special DragonLord goodie coded!
*Add discussion of this to the current war thread please, to keep it all together for the brave AK's!
You guys are amazing! 25% by Saturday night! You guys are decimating all those zards!
ORIGINAL: monkeyman4241995 I'm hoping that we're giving Rolith enough time to finish. We don't want Rolith to exact revenge for this next Codemonkey Day....
I honestly think at this point that you guys might beat Rolith to 50%! If you get to 50% before Monday afternoon, he's not going to have to get the 50% DragonLord addition ready... and he'd definately be very grumpy if I issued any sort of challenge for you guys to race Rolith to 50%.... 0;)
So, the 50% DragonLord prize is going to have to be adjusted to either 50% or when Rolith finishes programming it, whichever is later!
Keep up the good work though! I'm very proud of all you guys and how hard you all are fighting. I can't wait until you guys get to see the 100% cutscene. Based on everything I've managed to read (ya'll are on the4th war threadalready!*) the final cutscene is going to surprise all of you. :D
Also, great poems Dornalca!
The Zard still come in numbers great and still we hold them back, And though they are so many we will throw back the attack! The town of Moonridge needs us to save them from this horde, So we will smite these enemies down, with dagger, spell or sword!!
I'm back and eager to win!
*Speaking of which, add discussion of this to the current war thread please, to keep it all together for the brave AK's!
You can feel their eyes... watching... waiting.... Their snarls echo through the edges of Doomwood.... The Zards have arrived!
Zards are an unusual reptilian creature that have long inhabited the southern reaches of Lore, but they have never been encountered this far north. These zards, though... well, these zards are angry! Where you felt just a single pair of eyes before, heard just one creature skittering away, now yellow eyes seem to peer from any dark space. Where did they all come from? Who is responsible?
Luckily (well... maybe not so luckily for him), the famed Zardhunter, Irwin Dundee, has come north to study the wildlife indigenous to Doomwood. Surely he can help fight back this enormous outbreak of zards? Even Falconreach is lending a hand with the Nytroglycerine Sponge Catapult.
Very, very unlucky.
What The Future Holds
Rolith is working on something special for DragonLords that will unlock when the war meter hits 50% (well... hopefully, it is a Friday the 13th war after all).
When the war meter hits 100% a very special cutscene will be unlocked, one that take this from just an unlucky outbreak of an invasive species to an uprising that will threaten to encompass the rest of Lore. The sooner you unlock the cutscene, the sooner you will see the origins of the Zard outbreak... but will you be able to find the source before zards cover the landscape like infection?
The bustling trade city that sits at the edge of Doomwood has opened it's doors to all the heroes of Falconreach. Captain Viamat has a new random quest if you feel like patrolling for undead or you're more then welcome to hop on a dragon and bomb the attacking skellies, slimes and zombies from high above!
You can find your way to Moonridge by following the new, improved path east of Falconreach! Just go south from Valencia.
Make sure to check out the varied (and slightly random) shops available in town. You'll see items from all over Lore as well as a few higher level versions of familiar items. What other stuff would you like to see the merchants of Moonridge carry? Are there any favorite items that you just outleveled that you'd like see again? Let us know on the forums so we can continue to fill the shops!
Friday the 13th Approaches!
The unluckiest of days is almost upon us again. As always, masses of angry things are getting ready to attack! This time though... it's different. This time, something new lurks in Doomwood. Something... changed. Something... angry. It's not even Friday and sometimes, when wandering around the new town of Moonridge... sometimes it feels as though something is watching you.
Where did it come from? Who is responsible for this new, dangerous legion of monsters? What exactly are they? Log in on Friday the 13th... if you dare to find out!
This Friday the 13th... the Invasion begins... and it won't stop with just one war!