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January 29th 2010
Because it's going to be that kind of a weekend
The hunt for the Flax Key
She'll play an important role in the Ravenloss Saga, but what that will be, you'll have to keep playing to see!.
The Cursed Quest
Scythes come to Cysero's Shop
It is a REALLY pretty scythe, drawn by Lim, called the Amaterasu scythe, and will be sold for Dragon Coins. A dual-element weapon; you can switch it from Light to Fire and back again! It comes in levels 33, 43, and 56! Remember, if you aren't a high enough level to use something NOW, you can always buy it and stash it in your bank for later, because these weapons will only be here THIS weekend!
And if you thought THIS scythe was nice, wait until you see NEXT weekend's special DC weapon offer: a Darkness/Energy scythe!
Choosing a (not so) ordinary adventure
||January 28th 2010|
Have you ever had one of those days?
So, after working late last night on what I’m hoping is the last REAL step before 9.0’s ready to go (a quest that will show off some of the new features to come with the new engine) I set my alarm just early enough to give me time to wake up, get ready, and get to the lab right before I’d be considered late.
This is a direct contradiction to my normal habit of giving myself some time to slack off before the day’s work begins, but such is the life when you’ve got deadlines looming.
So anyways, that alarm? Apparently awoke me enough to cause me to get up, get out of bed, walk across the room, turn the alarm off and promptly fall asleep. Yup.
Two hours later, I awoke to find myself throughly late and still not all that well rested. Fun!
I stumbled into the lab to find that I’d missed all the morning’s amusements (a round of Shooting Posters in the Face and math puns? Aw.) And found everyone in a very serious, productive mood and me without my slack off/fun time. Oh well. Lots to do.
Of course, some of that ‘to do’ involved getting Artix’s approval for some new art work for the engine. And after I’d done a few other things, that’s exactly what I tried to do.
“Let me see that for a second?” He asks, as he sits down at my laptop and starts making some small adjustments. Just a second, he says.
Most of the day later, right as the underground lab was starting to empty out, I hear a “there!” come across the DF team room from where I set up shop on a barely working older laptop and was doing some writing. Artix was happy with the result and I had one less thing on my todo list. I’d hoped to be much further, but days can’t all be winners, and Artix's input was very much appricated!
As for the new game engine, we’re not going to give you guys a release date. It’s CLOSE, but we are likely going to roll it sometime unexpected, in the middle of the night, when server loads are as low as possible to keep any bad engine bugs as self-contained as possible. This makes telling you guys when it’s coming kind of counter-productive, don’t you think? That said, keep an eye out for it. The red smileys are slowly coming in!
Cya on the forums! (Or Twitter)
Is going to start a new thing.
January 27th 2010
Presented to you by Snake Pete
Yergen von Shmergenbergen and Lim thought I said "Hey, guys, DF is going to start a new thing! We're going to try Snake Pete Wednesdays!" But that is not even CLOSE to what I said. I don't even know how we'd DO that. We don't even know who Snake-eyed Pete is (or how he came to have snakes for eyes), except that he must be very very awesome.
So, lets get started! Three sneak peeks this week, to start things off right!
These are monsters that Thyton drew for the upcoming Water Orb Saga! Lim keeps saying that the saga is never going to happen, but I'm pretty sure geopetal overruled him. (Who is ready for a Sea Monkee vs Pirate Monkee vs Ninja Monkee War? Yes? No? Come on, it'd be FUN!)
You've seen the first Equilibrium Gate key, the Cloud Key. Now see what you'll be hunting for THIS week: the Flax Key, hidden behind ranks of Chaos Weaver artisans and other creepy spider-type monsters! And we've still got six more Keys to go!
And this is from Rolith's quest to show off a feature of the coming 9.0 engine rewrite. "I'm standing over a pit, aren't I?" Why yes, yes you ARE!
We're going to try to do this every week since we have a whole team working daily to bring you awesome new content. Let us know on the forum if you like the idea!
Celebrates, celebrates, and dances to the music.
January 25th 2010
Sing Hail, Hail
We will definitely have quests for you! We are hard at work on the next Ravenloss quest, and we will TRY to get that out to you this week. If not, we'll have something new in FalconsNest ready to go, Geopetal will also have a quest for you, too! We'll be trying to get out the Choose Your Own Adventure quest that should have released last week, but we ran out of time.
For now, check out this cool promo pic Tomix made for the Ravenloss Saga! It features the new female NPC who'll be working with Tomix to navigate through the pitfalls and perils of Ravenloss!
Everyone is hard at work on various projects. Rolith has his code-monkeying to do while Geopetal and I are writing and building new quests for you. Lim is working on Water Orb saga monsters (yes, it's coming!) and the new CCG (collectible card game) that he and Cysero are devising. Tomix made some gorgeous backgrounds for the next Raveloss quest and is working on a special project for the cutscene (It looks so cool, but no sneak peek of that, sorry, we want it to be a surprise), while Ghost animates his ectoplasmic fingers to the bone to get cutscenes ready .*
It's another week in DragonFable, so we're going to get to it! Good luck on your endeavours, be it school or work or kayaking down the Amazon for fun and profit (We never know; you guys share some CRAZY stories with us on Facebook and Twitter! What crazy things have YOU done?)
* NEW! Ectoplasm, now with bones! (It's how Ghost manages to get anything done. Do YOU think you could be productive if you were only made of ectoplasm?!)
Loves her pet dracolich.
January 22nd 2010
It's got a nice ring to it
And as an added little surprise, we strongly suggest you stop by the town hall in Amityvale after completing the quest chain. It's a shocking development!
Remember, the pet baby dracoliches have a VERY rare chance of dropping from the quest, so if you don't want to wait to have your own cuddly little bony baby, head to Cysero's Superstore of Savings and buy one with Dragon Coins! The Adorable Baby Dracolich Pets (the DC versions) also have an extra attack!
Unfortunately, we're not going to be able to get out the Choose Your Own Adventure quest today; the cutscenes for it won't be ready in time. We thought we could do it, but with Geopetal still getting her strength back and Ghost working on a TON of stuff for the ArchKnight finale, we just ran out of time. It will release soon, though, so you'll still be able to go on the choice-laden, joke-riddled quest, never fear!
Cysero presents Khazri's Jova weapons!
Loves her eagle.
Will be using the Jova staff.
January 20th 2010
The aether is swirling
"Yes, that one! I've asked him to make a very special set of weapons in your honor. Every time the heroes of Lore use them, they will be fighting as you fought, saving their own lives and the lives of their companions, just as you saved mine."
"You did just that, brave girl! My own Jova! And because you fought that Sybarex (awful, stench-ridden reptile that it was) so bravely, I've asked him to make the weapons do special damage when the heroes fight reptilian creatures! Would you like to see the sketch of the weapons I sent him?"
"I used a psychic ink that captures the artist's intent to convey your beauty and grace. And look how I've added the swirling aether-tides you fly through! They are nicely pink-purple, just like the Plane at noon when the wind blows from above."
"Are you pleased, pet?"
"Good. The weapons he has made are elegant and powerful, perfect to represent your courage."
Coming to Cysero's Superstore of Savings this Friday!
Is glad it's Monday.
January 18th 2010
It told me many things
We will definitely have the Zorbak's Legion finale for you, so DragonLords should count on having that to do. And there will be a VERY (very very very) rare chance to get a baby dracolich pet to drop from the finale quest. So if you're VERY (very very very) patient, that is the way to go. If you'd really like a baby dracolich pet as soon as the release is ready on Friday, though, you can also buy one in Cysero's Superstore of Savings for Dragon Coins
What is the rest of the release, you ask? Good question! We are thinking that up RIGHT NOW. Geopetal is hopping from key to key typing out ideas. She is feeling better, and thanks all of you for the well wishes!
New Blooper Reel time
Message from the little bird
To the Mad Weaponsmith of Falconreach:
I'd like to thank you for the candied breezes. They were delicious, though Istill can't figure out how you managed to dunk wind in liquid sugar. But that is not why I am writing to you.
I wanted to tell you the story of Jova, my eagle. I was walking the Planes, as I do when I need time to think about orders from above, and I was viciously attacked by a reptilian creature of some sort.
What I would like from you, though, is a set of weapons made to honor her, to share her story. I have no doubt that you will do her justice. I have sent these sketches, to show what I have in mind. (Note the swirling in the pink. Please include swirling mists in your construction.)
Thank you my friend,
So you can bet that the Jova weapons will be in Cysero's Superstore of Savings this Friday, too. Because who can refuse a request from the Elemental Avatars when they're in a good mood?
||January 17th 2010|
Special Sunday Post!?
Been working on and off all weekend on 9.0.0. It entered testing last week, and things are going more or less as expected, until I got to fixing some mage bugs. The result? Have a look:
I am thinking of keeping a 9.0 Bloopers Reel. Approve? Tell me what you think on the forums!
Alright, I’m going to get back to work on 9.0.0! Will be sure to share more if they continue to show up!
Cya on the forums! (Or Twitter)
Is glad it's Friday.
January 15th 2010
Lim is doing SCIENCE... Again!
Cysero is selling hot wings!
Last chance to get Founder in Epic Duel!
January 14th 2010
We're all hoping she feels better soon!
Engine 9.0 news!
Conclusions are coming!
We have so much we're looking forward to doing this year, so this is a good time to end old chains and begin new ones. Stay with us here in DragonFable, because we are going to be bringing some EPIC things to the game in 2010!
Has exciting news to share!
January 11th 2010
You've asked for these features for years, and soon they'll be in-game!
We don't have prices for them yet, but once we get closer to putting them in-game we'll announce how much they'll cost. But if you are thinking about doing any of the changes, you'll want to buy yourself some Dragon Coins because this kind of magic is pretty rare, and rare things are worth a pretty penny (as opposed to ugly money?).
Ravenloss Saga art preview!
Look for her to share some important information with you and Tomix. Her usefulness won't end there, but to find out more about her, you'll have to play the quests!
The Clashening continues!
Has never ridden a steel horse.
January 8th 2010
Wait, are we playing sports or releasing an update?
Don't drag your heels on the way to DragonsGrasp!!
It's a game of Hide and Seek on a citywide scale in Ravenloss!
In stores now!
Have a great weekend and enjoy the release!
Is making plans for 2010!
January 4th 2010
DragonFable is going to grow bigger and better this year!
We've already talked about some of the things we'd like to do this year, and so you know that we haven't forgotten them, we wanted to remind you of what we're looking forward to building for you:
Remember, this is the plan for the whole YEAR (and it's not even the whole plan!) , so these things won't all be coming out next week. But they WILL be coming out if we have anything to say about it!
But remember, we're building DragonFable for YOU, and it's important that you are a part of making it the best it can be! And if you'd like to help support DragonFable, there's no better way than by buying a Dragon Amulet! DragonLords make it possible for us to keep the servers up (and the hamsters who run around on the little wheels inside the servers running).Your suggestions are an inspiration to us, so keep them coming by posting in the DF Suggestions board on our forums!
This is a long list, we know, but we are very excited about what is on it, and we hope you are, too! There's a lot to do, and we're incredibly excited to get started!
Is SO excited about 2010!
January 1st 2010
It's a new year and we're ready to ROCK!
To start the year off right, you're going to travel back into the past! The only catch is... it's Cysero who caused the rift in time, so who knows WHERE you'll end up?! Or what will be waiting when you land! It's 2010, and it's time to party, Cysero-style!
And the newly-formed Time Travel Fairies Time Tours travel company hopes you'll join them in FalconsNest as they inaugurate the new War Memorial made using Time Travel Fairy magic! Unfortunately, one limitation of that magic is that you can't bring back objects from the past, so you won't be able to get any old war rares.
Don't forget to check out the New Years shop in Falconreach! It has a ton of weapons, two rings, a belt, and two trinkets for you! The shop will hang around until Monday or Tuesday to let more people have a chance to shop there.
It's going to be a GREAT year in DragonFable, and we're really glad you're here to share it with us. So lets start the year off right. Enjoy the release and Happy New Year!