09 2011 DragonFable - Design Notes: September 2011
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Ghost
September 30, 2011

Khy'Rhian Outpost, and Mogloween Storybook!

The next quest in the True Mortal saga is now live!  Nivalis is not about to make your journey an easy one, so be prepared. The Khy'Rhian Outpost awaits you!  To access this quest, travel to Stoneheart Fall. You can get there by leaving Falconreach's Eastern gate, and travelling north. When you find a shady guy with a giant wolf, you've found the right place. Or.. the wrong place. Depending on how you look at it. :P

Outposter

The Khy'Rhian Outpost. Cold and foreboding...

 

Mogloween is almost here!

Every year as the leaves begin to turn, we spend pretty much all of October celebrating this event. Later this weekend we will release the Mogloween storybook, which lets you play through all the previous quests from the years before. Make sure you have played it all, because you don't want to miss out on the fun that begins next week!  Get some pumpkin-flavoured gear and buckle up, it's going to be a wild ride! 


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Ghost
September 28, 2011

PREVIEW: Sil, a town in ruins.

This week is kinda weird for your friendly neighbourhood ghost. Eric, True Mortal, and Tomix are working on bringing you guys a new quest this week in True Mortal's saga, Geo is busy with cleaning up Chapter 1, Rol is super busy with all the crazy codemonkey stuff that he usually has to do, and I.. well, I got to work on whatever I want basically.  /grin

Now, if you guys know me at all from hanging out on the forums you know I love to make new places for you eager adventurers to explore. Stuff like the walkaround zones between the towns and quests like Blackwyn Tomb.. and so I put a lot of thought into what I could do with a week and I came up with:

Sil

Cool, right?  You might have heard Sil mentioned in the game somewhere if you've been keeping your eyes peeled. Now… this will NOT be coming out this week, I just wanted to give you guys a little preview. In fact it is such a big undertaking that it might even span more than one quest.* This place, if all goes according to plan, will be a big old fashioned labyrinth/dungeon crawl (sort of like Blackwyn was, only bigger) with lots of secrets to uncover. So get ready, adventurers. This is going to be fun!

*Gets hit by Rol's hammer.


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geopetal
September 23, 2011

Hunter's Paradise and enTropy

Karina has a new monster for you to hunt this week! Can you find the nocturnal Barrat in the cold desert wilds? Twenty-two new merge items in Teral's Shop as well!

enTropy Armor begins testing this week as well! Check out the special preview of the armor before it goes into Cysero's SuperStore and help smash bugs by leaving feedback on the forums.


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Ghost
September 23, 2011

New Monster Hunt in Hunter's Paradise!

 

Barrat

Karina from Hunter's Paradise has sent you a message! 

 

This is a bad one, hero.. I need your skills again!

There is a beast that dwells deep in the Sandsea that has been causing havoc recently. Barrats are luring the villagers out into the harsh desert with their hypnotic cries. At night, the creatures sing to their victims in their dreams and cause them to wander into the wastes where the hungry Barrats await them!  Please help the people of the Sandsea! 

~Karina

If you are brave enough to help fend off the barrats, travel to Hunter's Paradise and talk to Karina. Every hunter is needed! You can sell to her all the pelts you collect for some quick gold, or you could try to find somebody to make new gear out of it!*  Lots of new items await you! 

* Psst, I hear that there's a guy around Hunter's Paradise who is an expert at crafting hunting gear out of animal hides! 


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geopetal
September 21, 2011

You can't stop enTropy...

So why not join them? The long awaited enTropy armor will be arriving soon in Cysero's SuperStore of Savings.

This Friday will see the beginning of the DA-only testing of the armor. DragonLords will be able to grab the armor this Friday and start playing around will select skills (i.e. we're going to start with a small set, just ~2-3 skills) and more skills will be added as testing progresses.

Tomix did an absolutely amazing job animating enTropy. Check out the link to see!

Preview!

Hunter's Paradise
Ghost is working on a new monster for you guys to hunt this weekend as well! Will you be able to hunt down the elusive Barrat?


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geopetal
September 19, 2011

Talk Like a Pirate Day 2011!

Arrr, me mateys, it be talk like a pirate day. We be havin' a fine time at the Underground Lab fightin' and swashbuckling! In order t' celebrate this greatest a days a special shop be in Falconreach. Get yer pirate hats an scarves to celebrate with us! Tho' these be a rare buncha hats, so get 'em 'fore they walk the plank tomorrow night!


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geopetal
September 15, 2011

An Icy Saga Begins

True Mortal's saga continues this Friday as we delve into the mysterious Ice Cave being guarded north of Dragesvard! What secrets lie hidden inside and just what are the mysterious Khy'Rhians after?

Nordic! Mace and Staff rewards for the quest tomorrow.

Epilogue
Chapter One is over but there's still some closure to be had. The cutscene quest will touch on some of the major characters in the chapter... and hint at what may come in the future!

Oaklore and Falconreach
There will be significant updates to the new opening towns tomorrow as well. Ghost has been hard at work on an update to "A Hero is Bored" and the "Return to the Intro"quests in Oaklore and the southern part of Falconreach in addition the bug smashing!


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geopetal
September 12, 2011

Mondays

A new week is here and it's time to roll up our sleeves and get started with the bug smashing! We're going to start right at the beginning and focus on Oaklore this week, getting bugs and errors fixed up. Feel free to join on and help with the smashing!

Dragon*Con Pet!
May I also present a preview of the 2011 Dragon*Con pet! Tomix is working hard on wrangling this fiery little DragonPony as we speak and it will go to all of those fans who visited us at Dragon*Con. Thank you for coming out and supporting us!

DragonPonies and Fire and Ponies and More Fire!


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geopetal
September 09, 2011

Dropping Like Flies

The week after Dragon*Con is always one of chills and fevers. Sickness has been racing through the office and picking us off one by one. (Can a virus be considered undead? Maybe we need to put Artix on this!) Even poor Tomix got hit all the way in the satellite Underground Lab!

Rolith was, unfortunately taken this afternoon in the middle of programming the Bacon Primal. As they walked by the offices chanting "Bring out yer sick!" he was trying to communicate to us how to get it live for you... but between the delirum and fever, I think it's best that we wait until Rolith is well enough to double check his work. Plus, if I had made him stay to finish coding it I would have had a very, very angry Alina...!

Preview Time
Ghost is still hard at work though! He's been working on updating southern Falconreach!

Relaxing!

You're seeing a section of the park that outside of the wall by the Bank and Town Hall. Don't worry too much about the opening in the wall for the brook. Ghost assures me that it is very heavily guarded on the other side!

What do you guys think the park should be called?


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geopetal
September 02, 2011

DragonCon Panel

We had a very fun and successful panel this year at DragonCon! Lots and lots of awesome fans showed up!

Panel Fans!

The Panel itself talked about tons of stuff! Everything from AdventureQuest Worlds to Ponies vs. Ponies! Even Voltaire stopped by to play a few songs from Spooky Songs for Creepy Kids!

Cleric, Rolith, Korin, Cysero, Artix, Nythera, Nightwraith, and J6.

Video of the panel should be available sometime next week for those of you curious enough to watch Zazul throw candy at random people for several hours.

The DragonFable portion of the panel consisted of me answering questions about various questions from the audience and then Artix and I posing one huge question to the crows having to do with Chapter 2. Basically.... should we change up the style of DF gaming experience? We have several options that we can explore and we'd like to hear from you!

Poll - OMG Chapter 2!

  • Continue the game in single player format, as is.
  • Use the AQW engine to make DF into an mmo, but using the current style of storyline and changing combat system to be more like the current DF style.
  • Render out the game into 3D with a new engine.
  • Smash DF and MQ together into a DragonMech single player world.
  • Smash DF and MQ together into a DragonMech mmo world (using the AQW DFified engine).
  • Try to ultilize an EpicDuel style engine to for battles and PvP (player suggestion during panel!)

Let us know what you think! (and hopefully someone can make this into a real poll in the DFGD!)


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geopetal
September 02, 2011

Yay Internet!

Updates! Finally got internets (lovely, unstable Con internets....)! This is the first I've been able to get online since Wednesday night, so getting to work on the release right now and I'll try and have it out to you guys as soon as I can.

After that I'll get to work on a special DNs about the panel. It went really well and I took lots o' pics (still trying to get my phone and Twitter to actually sync up and work...)! There was no internet there but we did, supposedly, have video being taken. So you'll all get the chance to see me stumble through the DragonFable portion of the panel and make fun of me and my terrible, terrible puns.

For now, to work!

Update: Quest is now live! Go to Stoneheart Fall to check out New Horizon from True Mortal, Eric Greydawn and Tomix! (You are a ninja in the cutscene for this weekend though!)


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