In celebration of Earth Day, Tomix has created a gorgeous TerraStag helm that is now available through a shop in your Book of Lore!
This helm will only be available for a week! So, if you want to channel your inner druid, check it out now!
Falconreach Zoo The newly rebuilt zoo was unveiled last Friday! We still have a few things to add, including the original souvenirs, maybe a break out quest or two (there are a few clever girls in a very protected part of the zoo...), and, of course, reintroducing our zookeeper, Anoril! So no need to stress about those things going rare!
Inside all of AE's work machines lives a monster. It gets hungry. So very, very hungry. It likes to eat new things, usually on Fridays (/coughBraughlmurk). This week, it struck early. It's victim, poor Book 3 Sek Duat.
Tomix was working on special animations for our decaying quest giver and, well... the monster in the machine crashed through and ate him. Which means Tomix's work for this week needs to be redone. So, after we hook up our SoulWeaver to our intravenous espresso machines... we're going to turn our attention to even more monsters!
Zoo monsters! We mentioned at the beginning of the week that the old Zoo needed to be rebuilt and Dracelix has been working on fresh backgrounds for it this week. While we hadn't really planned for it to be ready this week, we're also very glad that work has been started on it!
While the Zoo won't have any crazy, new monsters (there were lots of very creative suggestions for new things I saw) there will be lots of awesome and clever and familiar and rare and classic Book 1 and 2 DragonFable monsters for you to see. Maybe even a few too clever for captivity!
There are three new random quests for you to fight through this week, as well as a brand new monster from Cronix lurking in Betrubung Swamp! While the swamp itself is huge, you'll only be scratching the surface of it this week as you distract the Rose from their search for Sielu's friends. You'll also start collecting Rose Emblems... which I'm sure will be useful when you find others who fight against the Rose!
You can find the Betrubung Expedition through Seilu. The new ice and fire dungeons are through the portal on the path to the Book 3 Guardian Tower! The Frozen North and the Lava Tube resources will merge into new weapons from Sielu. There is also a new fiery helm available from him!
Tomix Tomix is now in southern Falconreach! He lurks by the portal to Ravenloss at night and has lots of new info about what might be going on down below.... He will also now provide the preview of Master SoulWeaver to DragonLords!
Suggestion Weapon A new suggestion weapon, the Esoterica, by Lupus The Wolf, has been added to the chest in the Rosewood as well!
Tomix is working hard on Sulen'Eska and it should, hopefully, be ready to explore in the next week or two. Cronix is getting started on swampy items and a new monster or two as well. What kinds of things do you guys think lurk in Betrubung?
This Friday With Sulen'Eska on the horizon, Seilu, the wind elf blacksmith in southern Falconreach, will have a few new items for you to merge! He might even send you to explore the edges of the swamp himself...
Cronix has also created a gorgeous new weapon, suggested by Lupus The Wolf, that will be found in the suggestion chest in Book 3 Rosewood!
Also happy belated birthday to Ferakin and Dragonman as well! :D
Dracelix has made a gorgeous weapon set for his birthday that is now available in your Book of Lore for a limited time!
TimeKiller Tomix is looking for your ideas for skills! Time Killer will use two hand crossbows and an arbalest, a big crossbow that can shoot huge belts and smaller ones, like a machine gun. Time Killer can, of course, use other things for skill animations (like time bombs!) but Tomix wants to keep it ranged
Today we have a preview of the crossbows that you'll be wielding as a TimeKiller!
These ornate weapons aren't fully shaded yet as Tomix, himself, races against time to get this class animated before New Year's Eve (in addition to artfully completing cutscenes, monsters, backgrounds, NPCs and the special Frostval gift you'll get on the 21st)!
I wonder if Cysero will finally start sharing that time booth with the rest of us?
This week Tomix brings you another preview for TimeKiller, this year's calendar class which will only be available by getting the 2013 poster from HeroMart!
The armor isn't totally done yet, as you can see. His arm still needs more chrono-armor, but the side view is almost done! Once the model is fully fleshed out, then Tomix will be able to start animating the skills!
Here's a preview of the final version of the Eternity Key!
There will be just 2000 of these energy weapons available for 425 Dragon Coins, starting at midnight. As with past LQS items, this scythe will have a special free merge item available from the Black Market Moglin to level it from 30 to 50 to 70 to 75 to 80!
Today's TwT is a preview of one of the weapons that will appear in the special Black Friday shops this week! What new weapons would you guys like to see in the two traditionalshops this year?
In addition to the half-off shop, Twig's Black Friday Shop this amazing Energy weapon will be in an LQS shop that will all appear at midnight, EST, Thursday night!
There will be just 2000 of these energy weapons available for 425 Dragon Coins, this Friday, starting at midnight, Thursday night. As with past LQS items, this scythe will have a special free merge item available from the Black Market Moglin to level it from 30 to 50 to 70 to 80!
WAR! Keep fighting those Turducken, guys! When you hit 50% a few of our traditional war minigames will unlock! There will also be a new cutscene unlocked, which should help with the... variety of food available this year!
This week we'll see two new MoP members who are going to be helping out with this year's Thankstaking!
Just who could these mysterious new mercenaries be? Log in tomorrow to find out!
And now a word from the Kensai!
Well, it’s been a year (real time) since Voltabolt shrank us and left us to fight the food monsters that were all over the table. This year, it’s going to fall on the MOP to help avert a problem. Two new MOP recruits have been chosen to deliver a very special recipe to Oishii. Mayor Landis does NOT want to see repeats of the problems that plagued Mayor Rayf during this holiday to celebrate the harvest.
So this Friday, you will follow the two MOP recruits who have a very special package to deliver, and soon, very soon, the Thankstaking feast will follow. With two skilled heroes to deliver this package, nothing can go wrong… can it? As long as Oishii follows the directions nothing strange will happen with the food right?
We have a great new TwT this week! Tomix has been working on the Book 3 version of Ravenloss and here's a preview of the walkaround. You can click on the edges of movie and explore a bit!
We're still a ways off from the new version of Ravenloss being live in game, but we will be catching up with Tomix, Riadne and more in Book 3!
Friday The final quest for this years Mogloween will be this Friday, where you'll be able to help some four footed friends find their way back to Croft. Some of the 2012 Mogloween masks will also go on sale in Cysero's Superstore, as well!
Tomix is also working on the final animation issues with Pyromancer but Cysero should have some in stock on Friday (as long as nothing goes boooom). We do need to decide where the new fiery Pyromancer barber will be, too. If you were an expert in styling follicular flames where would you set up shop in Lore?
This week Tomix has a preview of a very scary boss monster! ;o
He has been working crazy hard as DF's new lead artist! He is now in charge of cutscenes, armors, new monsters and tons more! To give him a slight break, we're going to split up the Mogloween release a little bit! This week will have the boss monster and some trick or treating and next week, we'll catch up with M.O.P.!
Mogloween 2012 Masks! Dracelix has been working hard on the masks for this year!
HeroMart If you check out the coming soon section of HeroMart, you'll see lots of cool stuff on its way! The tenth anniversary shirt will come with this awesome scythe in DF, crafted by the legendary Dracelix!
There's also a special something for HeroMart, created by Khao, coming soon that's just for DragonFable....
Tomix has been working on the quests for the Atrean armors! This week, he's bringing you a preview of the Milkgrass Arena, where you'll fight to earn your Riftwalker armor!
As you know from Book 2, Somorah was destroyed by Wargoth! Most of the Atealan people escaped, with the help of The Professor, by ripping the grand city of Atrea from the ground and bringing it to Lore.
Now Somorah is reduced to thousands of rocks floating in space. One small section of land survived though, untouched by Wargoth's hand, and has been secured by Atealan's and protected by a magical terraform bubble.
The Milkgrass Plains!
It is here, in the Milkgrass Arena, where you'll face Ateala Riftwalkers and finally, Alz,Ein, in an attempt to earn your own status as a Riftwalker!
More to come on how you'll earn the Cryptic and Ascendant armors!
Tomix has been working hard on getting Pyromancer done for you guys and he has a crazy amount of new skills for you to check out this week!
This Friday Oh noes, Ghost's main computer went BOOM! So those pirates that were going to help clear the docks on Friday are going to be delayed slightly! No worries, though, I have a good source that they're at least sending a stealthy pirate through (definitely NOT a stinky ninja) tomorrow that will have special weapons to help get heroes in town armed and ready.
When the Lorian Gryphon Express delivers its mail this Friday to Ash though, he should get a special note for you.... Are you ready to help clean up the mean streets of nighttime Falconreach?
This week Tomix has more new pyromancer skills to preview! Soon Rolith and Verlyrus will get their hands on this awesome armor!
Back to School Shop Tomorrow will also have a new Back to School DC shop button in the Book of Lore! This shop will only be up for a limited time and will poof back into the ether on 19th. So make sure to check out the gorgeous good scythe weapon (which is still in progress!) from Tomix that will be inside the shop!
This week Tomix has a preview of one of the Chapter 3 refreshed NPCs! Just who is this dashing guy? (No, it's not Tomix!)
Truely Honored Contest! Results from Melissa4Bella:
This contest was created to honor True Mortals recovery and return to DragonFable. However, over the course of viewing all of the entries, deciding, sorting and everything involved with this contest - it is obvious that the artistic talents of the AE Community also needed to be honored. A massive thank you to all of the players who entered. You made this contest fun and really showed support for True Mortal through your art and you all deserved recognition. Well done!
Now, let's get to the good stuff!
Grand Prize: 3,000 DC's Forum Name: flamingknight11
Melissa: I like how he chose to use colors sparingly, really gives the focus to TM. TM: Love the composition of the whole piece, and the pose TM is in. It's also nicely colored, without adding too much details. Eric: Nice lines... Excellent use of shading. The interpretation of the theme of TM vs giant metal monster is well done. AlphaAtom (AA): The way that the shading so accurately renders the different textures in the piece is whatreally makes this piece great for me.
Second Place: 1,500 DC's Forum Name: Zanpaku-to
Melissa: One of the few "action" poses, Thorn snarling is a good touch. TM: I like the dynamic pose and the style me and Thorn are drawn in. It gives a certain kind of energy to the picture. Eric: An interesting interpretation of TM. A good action pose. It's got a comic book feel. AA: Despite the lack of colour, this piece shows excellent detail, and the action pose ties it all together nicely.
Third Place: 500 DC's Forum Name: ergotth
Melissa: So many details and intricate lines! TM: Yes, basically it's a clean sketch of me! I like the armor and the details he put into it. Eric: Ok, this one had really nice sharp lines. It was an interesting version of the armor. AA: The detail in this piece shows great dedication and flames above TM's head are incredibly well drawn.
Third Place: 500 DC's Forum Name: Heartdragon
Melissa: I like the symbolism of the bandages, the horizon is pretty good, too. TM: I like how it's kind of an intimidating pose, since it's point of view is from the ground. Eric: OK I really like the way thorn was done here. It's absolutely beautiful. I like the inclusion of the bandages drifting off his arm as a symbol of his healing though. AA: Impressively drawn piece that has great shading and an excellent use of colour.
Honorable Mentions: 100 DC's
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