01 2012 DragonFable - Design Notes: January 2012
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geopetal
January 27, 2012

Rift War Won!

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: 


Tags: geopetal Friday the 13th Rift War

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geopetal
January 26, 2012

War Challenge Beat!

Congrats guys! You beat us to the war boss! Rolith is now running around the office with his hair on fire.* You guys can collect your imp pets in the new, special wave of Ashen Squires! The General attacks tomorrow!

*Alina is not amused.


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geopetal
January 25, 2012

Happy Birthday, True Mortal!

True Mortal has crafted a special scythe in honor of his birthday! Log in now to get the Glaive of the Orb. It will only be available for a limited time!

A Message from Tomix and Ghost regarding the war: 

Noooooooo! You're going too fast! Slooooooooow doooooooooooowwwwwwwn or the cutscenes and rewards won't be ready!*

*May be slightly exaggerated... ;) but yeah, you're going waaaaay fast. D:<


Tags: War Challenge Birthday Shop geopetal

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geopetal
January 24, 2012

Quantum Tog

So, the end of 2011 was a crazy holiday season with people getting sick, travelling and foolishly thinking they could take vacations! With all the rush of trying to get everything done poor Togslayer armor got lost in the shuffle.

Luckily, it's a leap year, so we totally have an extra day.

So, it has been decided that we're going to have a special release on February 29th, 2012. For that one day, 24 hours, you'll be able to get Togslayer, gather "coal" from a random quest filled with togs and train the armor up. After that, you gotta wait for next time the Frostval Storybook appears.


Tags: Leap Year geopetal

Code Monkey
Rolith
January 24, 2012

DoomKnight Lvl 80 Tier Among Other Things!

Hey guys, just a quick check in to let you know if you're one of the people racing to level 80, you'll have the level 80 tier DoomKnight items awaiting you now.  If you have already hit 80 (wow!), then they'll be in your inventory the next time you log in!

Now I figured I'd also take some time to share some VERY INTERESTING numbers.

Total Players Created: 42294053 (since DF Beta)
Number of Players at or above old level cap: 11521 (Lvl 70+)
Percentage of players that made the levelcap: 0.000272402364%  
Number of people who made 80 28 (in last two weeks)

I love those kinds of numbers, and thought you guys would like to know them, too!

Right now, we are working on some tools to make Chapter 2 more interesting while continuing the clean up of Chapter 1, so it helps to keep track of things like how many players are at each of the different levels. Level 40 seems to be about the average for completing Chapter 1's main storyline. 

Forum question: What level are YOU, and how long did it take you to get there? How many hours a week do you play, and do you just play through the release, or farm for the epic rewards? Let us know on the Forum!

Cya on Twitter, too!


Tags: Rolith

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geopetal
January 23, 2012

Year of the Water Dragon!

A special shop is now live in Falconreach! It is the Year of the Water Dragon and True Mortal has crafted a beautiful staff and scythe that will be available for just a limited time!


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January 23, 2012

The Anomaly...

'Tis a strange place indeed.A floating city, a sanctuary for a fleeing purple people we know nothing about.
And yet, those four individuals standing in a war camp are whispering.Whispering of brave heroes, trying to save their race from the danger.Save this world from "him".

But in order to do so, the heroes will need power.Power they can provide for the ones who speaks with dragons.

Power to touch with the mind...To decive foes, twisting their minds with illusions...

Their choice was already made by destiny.We count on you.Save this world....


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geopetal
January 20, 2012

Fury Unleashed

The next True Mortal quest is here! This week's quest is a cutscene teaser. Very soon you guys will have to help True Mortal quest for the other gates! Log in now to learn more about the mysterious guardian and what secrets he holods inside himself!

Swordhaven
The blacksmith shop is open in Swordhaven! Visit the newly opened shop and trade in a lost amulet for one of the Purified Guard's Weapons!

The Swordhaven Fields random is now available from the Guard Captain as well! In addition to some of the previously redone weapons, the Fields also have a chance to drop a redone version of The Scourge axe.

Rift War: NEW Challenge
Over 4 million waves have been defeated in Rift War! As a new War Challenge, can you guys defeat the remains of the infernal army by Thurday, January 26th, 6pm server time? If you can... some impish pets may await you as rewards!


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geopetal
January 19, 2012

War Challenge Update

The 50% by Friday War Challenge has been met! Unfortunately, it wasn't done by 6pm server so those hats will have to wait until the next war, but look for the new infernal weapons to appear tomorrow!


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geopetal
January 19, 2012

Portal War Challenge

It's Thursday, just a few hours left for the official War Challenge announced last Friday on the homepage! If you guys can get to 50% by Friday then new fire weapons, crafted by Dracelix, will be added to the war loot table!

Dracelix has also decided to up the ante on his own! If you guys can get to 50% by 6PM server time tonight then these awesome imp hats will be added as well!

Why are you still reading?! Get to fightin'!


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January 18, 2012

The Anomaly...

'Tis a strange place indeed.A floating city, a sanctuary for a fleeing purple people we know nothing about.
And yet, those four individuals standing in a war camp are whispering. Whispering of brave heroes, trying to save their race from the danger. Save this world from... him.

But in order to do so, the heroes will need power.Power they can provide for the one who speaks with dragons.

Power to cut through reality...To travel through rifts, swiftly destroying everything on their path...

Their choice was already made by destiny. We count on you. Save this world...


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Ghost
January 06, 2012

The Tower of Brightmist is now live!

If you walk North from Twilly in Falconreach, you will be able to enter the Auction House for the first time!  There are currently no auctions happening, but Gris the owner is setting up shop and is looking for some special items for his grand opening, and he's heard that you are pretty good at getting the job done*. Speak with his assistant Nati to begin questing for the shining elixir, hidden deep within Brightmist Tower. Adventure awaits you, adventurer!

 

gris

 

Rolith is fervently working on Togslayer and Chronocorruptor armours as you read this, and will update you when they are ready to go. Please be patient while codemonkey busts a move.

 

*Aside from that time when you let Seppy get the darkness orb. And that time you let him get the energy orb. Oh, and the time you… um, let's move on. :)


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Ghost
January 04, 2012

Brightmist Tower Preview

This week while Geo takes some well-deserved R&R, I get to build a quest for you guys! Last time I did that it was the Ruins of Sil, but this time since I only have a week to build it, it will have to be a little less complicated. Enter: Brightmist Tower!

Brightmist Tower

The aging tower of Brightmist awaits you!

Gris, the owner of the auction house in Falconreach, is beginning to gather some intriguing items to sell and he has requested your help. An aging tower in Arborvale forest is said to have once been home to a light mystic. Gris believes that an item of antiquity lies within it's corridors and would very much like to obtain it, and if you find it he has agreed to give you something nice in return. Time to get your pack and begin exploring!

Armed to the teeth!

In other news, Rolith is no longer zombified and is bustin' a move to prepare the Togslayer and the awesome Chronocorrupter armours asap! Both are likely to roll out this week, so let's hope our codemonkey's supply of coffee is stocked up. 


Tags: Ghost Brightmist Togslayer Chronocorrupter


Ghost
January 03, 2012

Silly Hat contest announcement!

Judging this contest has been extremely difficult, as there were so many hilarious entries. But one hat *cough* stands above the rest… heh.  Behold, the winner of Silly hat 2011 - The "I want to break every cutscene in the game cause I am just that awesome" hat!

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FYI - bend your knees when wearing this hat, to keep your center of gravity a little lower. It will help resolve balance issues. Do not operate your dragon while wearing silly hat.

Congrats to the winner, Lo9851!  You've earned bragging rights as having the worst sense of style around, and it will be available in-game for everyone to enjoy! We also have a runner up hat which got in as well. Varen6398 submitted a hilarious hat that we've titled "The Festive Facelunch". They'll be available via a moglin in Frostval when you completed this year's event. Thanks to everyone who participated, and please enjoy a merry Frostval. :)

Storm 

Talk to Storm, the moglin, in Frostval to access the silly hats!


Tags: Ghost

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