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I've been practicing
for con. last night I dreamt that I satyed awake for four days straight.
Ironically, I dreamt this while getting a very good night's rest.
(not really irony,
As many of you have
ready in Warlic's MQ Design Notes... thanks to the odd schedule that
we're all on this week, DF and MQ are switching release days! Meaning
that the main mechquest release day will be FRIDAY this week and
that DF will be rolling out this week's release ANY SECOND NOW!
About the release...
These are known as
the Weapons of the Amulet! They are special (in that they have a
Special built into them) ancient Dragonlord weapons that you can
only get from Nythera's new quest!
That's right, Nythera
has returned to DF and stands by her master (and target) Warlic.
You can only get to Warlic's zone by taking the portal next to the
Guardian Tower in Falconreach! As before, Nythera is still trying
to learn all she can from her master, and also trying scheme after
scheme to bump him off.
You know, to 86 him.
To make sure he sleeps
with the fishes.
To ice him.
To do him in.
To eliminate him.
*Cysero draws his
thumb across his throat in a quick slicing motion*
She's trying to kill
As of tomorrow, We
will all (nearly all, Warlic gets to stay behind by himself... keep
a close eye him... solitude can do horrible things to the mind) be
at DragonCon, Conning our butts off (whatever that entails).
A quick note... if
you're going there to get your left sock back... here's what you
1) Approach me and
ask politely/ demand your sock back.
2) I will give you
a real sock.
3) You will give
me your character ID! If you fail to give me your ID then NO SOCK
FOR YOU.... I don't need or want your character name, or login info...all
useless to me... all I need and want is your ID number.
4) When I return
to the Secret Undreground Lab I will use your ID number to drop a
special sock pet (bacon type damage) into your backpack, (after a
make sure that I don't delete everything in your backpack)
5) Then we go to
Yeah, Artix is having
a suite party for all of us and, lemme tell ya, if his suite is anything
like it was last year, it will be CLUTCH!
See you guys there!
Hey Christine, you
left your cell phone in my car last night. I'd just call you and
tell you but... ya know.
Hi guys! We're LIVE
with the next quest in Galanoth's Dragesvard quest chain. We introduced
a new monster (Who doesn't like armored polar bears?), who you might
need to stun before he stuns you. I don't want to say anything about
the quest, but Frode holds some clues to the direction that the rest
of the zone will be going.
In other news we
have finally raised the level cap from 40 to 50! To help you power-levelers
we also released 24 brand new weapons in my Superstore of Savings,
all of which are level 40+!
You guys are getting closer
and closer to the end of the Monkee war (we're going for a record for
war, I guess).
I don't want to get ahead of myself and
talk about what we have going on for next week but it will be an EARLY
release for us as we are all leaving on Thursday (very VERY early)
Enjoy the release and have a good weekend.
I'll have a better one.
Cysero Is A Good
Hola. We are getting
Prepared for WHAT,
LOTS OF STUFF!
First, and probably
the most important is Hurricane Fae. She's plowing through the Florida
Keys right now and by this time time tomorrow (give or take) she
will be right on top of us. Specifically directly on top of my apartment.
Due to it's secret
underground nature (and the fact that it's a bit more inland) Artix
Entertainment HQ should be right-as-rain (pun intended), but I expect
to wake up tomorrow and find the 85 MPH gusts to have firmly
placed a whole tree squarely in the middle of my livingroom. It will
be resting comfortably on my brand new couch watching the episode
of Kyle XY that I most recently downloaded form the Xbox Marketplace.
I might offer it some homemade bread (Dante Q. Breadly III) like
a good host.
We are also preparing
for DragonCon which starts next week. We are trying to prepare
2 weeks worth of releases for you, so even though we will be at Con,
we will still be working. We might even launch the relese from our
hotel rooms or maybe even one of our panels.
Last but FAR from
least, we are preparing for a new Beta test of AQ
WORLDS. We will be waking Sir Ver
up around 3 PM Server Time (EST, or GMT - 04:00) give or take. Artix
will be there, so will Zhoom, Rolith, Geopetal and I. So will a number
of other of the game devs and forums mods and AKs! If you have a
DA you should come see who you can find and tell us how
awesome we are! We will need the ego boost if Ser Vir crashes.
Remember, you need
a Dragom Amulet in DF (or you need to be a Guardian in AQ or a Star
Captain in MQ) in order to help us test our baby MMO. If you miss
out on this test, make sure you are prepared to join us in the next
one! You're going to want to tell your grandkids's grandkid's grandkids
(MAN, you're going to live a long time!) that You Were There
When It All Started!
See you in Swordhaven
(or the tub in Yulgar's Inn in BattleOn... I have a quest to give
Cysero Is Filling In
Hiya Guys. This week's
release is now LIVE!
We went a little
crazy with the minigames this week. First, you will find the first
quest of Galanoth's story arc is now available from Dragesvard. We've
got a couple of nice belts dropping from that quest and a little
glimpse into Galanoth's past, and a tie in with another character
Next, we have the new quest in Celestia's
zone. It will require some fancy flying footwork (wingwork?) to get
through this quest. This quest also drops some nice DA ONLY rings and
SUPER Special Dragon Chow!
Wait.... do you feel that? That tingle
in the air?
That special little sizzle in the air
means that it's nearly time for CON! We've got a lot of stuff planned
for this year (like 2 real, honest-to-sheep panels of our very own!
No more having to steal someone else's microphone!), a lot of swag
to get rid of, a lot of old friends that we hope to see again (Hi Stratos),
and a lot of new friends to make (Hi players that we haven't met in
real life yet). To learn all about what we've got going on, click HERE.
Last, but not least, we've got a very
probably BETA TEST on Monday for our flash based MMO, AQ
WORLDS! You don't want to miss out on this because things are really
coming together, but you need a DA (or you need to be a Guardian or
Star Captain) to participate in the fun!
Come help us break
our latest game!
Cysero Is Now A
Hiya Guys. Look what I did!
Thanks to a little Alton
Brown and a whole lot of Yakitate!!
Japan , I decided to start making bread. I don't mean making
bread from frozen hunks of bread in the grocery or using a bread
machine (a method for which I have equal disdain), I mean MAKING
BREAD out of yeast and flour and other base materials!
Through some sort of wonderful alchemical
ritual that I discovered (on YouTube) I was able to transform these
simple ingredients into a fluffy, crusty, warm and (if I may say so,
myself) tasty loaf of hearty bread. Before a few friends and I devouerd
him, I named this beast Dante Q. Breadly.
You thought I liked sandwiches before?
They're EVEN BETTER when you make your OWN BREAD!
This was my first attempt at bread and
it came out terrific! I have great hopes for future breads that will
for me than basic white bread with words like "multi-grain"
and "whole milled weat" and "gluten-free" in their experimental titles.
Let's see.... what are we looking at this
We've got the first quest in Galanoth's
Dragesvard quest chain which begins, as most grand adventures (like
baking bread) with simple curiosity.
Geo is also working on the next step in
Celestia's DA Only, baby dragon (as it appears to be) quest chain.
is not afraid of the dark
August 8th, 2008 My Favorite Release!
Some of you are probbly going to think I'm kidding, but I'm not. This has to be one of my favorite releases!
We're releasing a titan fight, and that's always a big deal, but it's also the best drop rate out of any DA quest for the REALLY SPECIAL DRAGON CHOW. Also we've added a really really nifty thing to the walk around map in this quest. Your pet following you around screen caused no end to the number of bugs, but it was just too awesome not to do!
This week's release is accessable by DragonAmulet holders, along with loads of other features too numerous for me to mention here, so if you haven't upgraded yet, check this link out for all the details and learn how to upgrade!
Have a great weekend!
2008 Baby Dragon Bonding!
This week's release is rolling along! it's been fun building a bigger, more explory map for it and Rolith has been working on a few fun surprises for it as well. You get to take your baby dragon out for some bonding experience and grab a package for Celestia from an old friend. It all ends up with you having to break out your most powerful armor and fight in a TITANIC battle!
The coming weeks will see a lot more fun stuff with your dragon and others in the frozen north around Dragesvard! We're working on more quests, lots of new monsters drawn by Thyton and, of course, Dragonslayer Armor! Dragonslayer is still being worked on, art and and skills are still being gathered (so it's definately not coming out this week) but it should definately be fun to use to take on some of the wicked ice dragons in the area! How is your baby dragon going to feel about you becoming an official Dragonslayer though?
Cysero Is In Monday
Winners, A Note From Saf and Some Updatage
Thanks to the judges who helped select from the many excellent entries!
Judges for the housing contest were: Alac, Reens, Seahawk, Circe, Aelthai,
blues, and Falerin.
Special gratz to valinorian_coe.
Hope that grand prize helps with take the sting out of all the time
and DC you put into your house! Alac says that "The check is in the
mail," Meaning you will all get your prizes as soon as humanly possible.
Thanks again for another great DF contest!
2) A special note for all of you who we will
be seeing at DragonCon:
The Artix Entertainment team is at Dragon Con again this year. This
time, we'll be holding two panels at the convention in Atlanta, Georgia,
which starts on August 29, 2008. The first panel will be about all
of our games, while the second panel will be entirely about our upcoming
MMO, AQ Worlds.
Gaming Track: "Meet The AE Team" Aug
30th, Saturday 2:30pm
MMO track: "AQ Worlds" Aug 31st, Sunday 11:30am
We would love for you all to join us there, and we'll have some surprises
in store for the people who make it.
Those "surprises" are NOT your left sock. Those
are seperate. The special D-Con treat is something that you're going
to like though.
3) Lets chat about this Friday. While we are
plotting and planning and scheming with Dragons, Ice Zones and Dragonslayers
on our minds we will be introducing a side quest from
Celestia this weekend. She wants to know that you're doing everything
you can to train your baby dragon and as long as you're out there
she has a special tsask for you. Remember the dragon at the
beginning of the game? Well he's back and he's got a very special
and powerful package that Celestia needs you to get for her.
This special side quest will also have a higher
drop rate for REALLY SPECIAL DRAGON CHOW than any other quest in
the game! But this quest will be for
Dragon AMulet holders only, so if you haven't decided to upgrade
yet... no time like the present.
4) (Bonus bullet point!) Speaking of Dragon Amulets
I wanted to share this with you. Janienne Jennrich is a DF player
about AE games on Suite101.com. Here is
one basic review of DF.
another article about the value of the Dragon Amulet! DF
may not get a lot of press but it's nie to know that most of it
is people saying nice things! Can't ask for much more than that. Thanks
Hi Guys! The release
There have been a
few changes to the plan. First.... there are, as of yet, no weapon
drops in the war. This might change over the course of the war...
I guess that depends on how fast you guys get to 50% (HINT).
Also, instead of
having to complete the Pirate / Ninja Inn quest chain to participate
in the war (which is fair but not very cool), we decided that the
being changed into a monkee with all of their amazing skills was
too good to miss. Anyone can play in the war.
Some of you have
noticed that you can break the (very very weak) monkey curse bu equiping
the ChickenCow armor. Some people think that this is an awesome exploit
because you can equip ytour favorite weapons in the war. Those people
are kind of slow.
The rest of you noticed
that you can equip ANY WEAPON THAT YOU WANT as a monkee. It doesn't
change the monkee's weapon's appearance, but the damage and element
This is the first
time you guys get to wear the Monkee armors. Why would you want to
be a fighter, rogue or mage? Let the ChickenCows have their fun,
Dragesvard also got an upgrade. All 3
of Galanoth's random quests are now open for business and drop the
stackable Ice Dragon Scales (which will be used later in the zone,
Ikea has also opened her store for business.
It doesn't have a lot of items in it yet but that will change as the
zone grows. Still... the Dragesvard location is one of my favorites
AND who doesn't want a replica Dragonslaying Lance in their living
Enjoy the war and
the 3 new quests guys!
Have a good weekend! Or Else I'll have
it for you!