Well people, with the finale and the epilogue of the First Weaver quest chain behind up, time to get down to the nitty-gritty. This will contain SPOILERS, so if you have not played every quest written by me, you're gonna ruin some of the surprises for yourself!
First thing first, the lullaby. You've asked for it, here it is. Instrumental version: Click me! Version with lyrics: Click me!
Composed by the magnificent Ghost and sang by yours truly.
Regarding the lyrics of the lullaby not matching what was shown during the puppet show, it's because it was a lullaby. Just a lullaby. Sang by Tanislav, to ease Roirr's pain. Obviously the entire Roirr's family wasn't eaten by Raroog, Dola nor Skrzak! And they certainly weren't edible!
As you can see, this thing is massive, with a lot of additional information for you to handle. There are some events that you might have not expected to happen, but bear with me, they will be explained in the game! Eventually.
That is all! I will be answering questions you guys have for me soon-ish. Just note that if a question will be about any content that might be explained in the game at a later date, I'll try to answer as vaguely as possible ;)
What you can see here is a rendering of a hero who, under Secundus' watchful eye(s), consumed Aegis and has become a murk (other name for a fleshweaver).
While being a fleshweaver, the hero can shape their body however they please and can weave with flesh, instead of soulthreads.
Left set of skills will be the fleshweaver "core" abilities, such as controling the enemy for a few turns and make them hit themselves or reforming your body into a weapon.
Right set of skills will be based on... the elemental spirits you have consumed. Yes, the feasting won't end on Aegis alone. You will unlock more skills as you eat more elemental spirits.
You will have a choice of only unlocking left side of the abilities, only right side, or both, if you're feeling particulary greedy.
The class will have its pros, as well as cons. You'll gain immense power, but lose Aegis... and maybe even humanity. I've had some other ideas, like quests being locked off, NPCs refusing to talk to you... but we will see.
You will learn more about the class from Secundus, in the future.
This week's release should be the next installment of Roirr's story. In previous quest, Roirr and Vaal had reached the Capitol, Roirr jumped bodies and Vaal is no more! Meanwhile, Danyel and Baltael are on the chase, getting closer and closer to the Capitol.
On another note, take a look at the Chinese New Year set, made by Cronix!
We start off this week with amazing news! Tomix has returned!
"Hey guys, I'm back! I'm starting arting and animating after I procure myself some laser eye optic enhancers!" ~Tomix
With the return of our lead artist and animator we'll be able to get back on track with the main storyline, finish up the Roirr Saga, dive into the 10th anniversary chain, and check up on Hunter's Paradise! We are going to start off slow though to make sure we don't overload those new laser eyes....
BioBeasts Escape! This Friday, Aria will need your help to save escaping BioBeasts from an invading collector from another dimension! If you're lucky, you might be able to earn the trust of one and adopt it as a new pet!
Book One Crossword! The DragonFable forum staff have gotten together to make a crossword for you guys!
How well do you remember all the trivia from Book One of DragonFable?
One of Cysero's Orb seems to have found itself on the edge of the Void! Despite not having any idea where it is, the Orb totally has some neat stuff for sale for your houses!
A new Pellow Village background, two Pellow end table options, Pellow columns, floating rocks, framed Void Ship Plans, and a few older items, are now available in Book 3 Pellow Village!
FwendQuest The quest is coming tomorrow (we swear!)!!! oishii got most of the animation sequence she was working on done but AQ3D stuff had to take priority. We could have gone with geomations but everyone... it's... it's... awesome.
It's pretty sweet.
There's only a short sequence left at the end of the Fwend Attempt that oishii was working on (I got the other ones!) and it totally gives me a few more hours to play around with the rest of the quest which has a lot more sitting, sleeping, and standing very, very still in it.... /cough.
FwendQuest is going to be coming on Friday now! Which means you get another guaranteed week of Twigsmas!
What started out as a simple quest for the player to go out and find a new friend for Twig ended up growing as we got more and more ideas. So, to give all those ideas the proper due process and give you guys a better experience in your search for Twig's new best fwend we've delayed the release a bit! oishii has also offered to help out with one of the more complicated animation sequences since my geomations weren't exactly... gneiss.
oishii has ideas!
Archivist Testing DragonLord testing of the calendar class began on Friday! Archivist armor is unique this year in that new skills will be added and implemented over the course of the year alongside an epic quest chain that will highlight some of our heroes greatest moments. This means that the armor will change, evolve, and be rebalanced a lot over the course of the year so your feedback now will help to shape the armor and how Verlyrus and Tomix will build the rest of the skills.
Just to be clear, the quest chain is something that will be available to all players in-game! Archivist armor, once it goes live, will only be available to those who purchased the 2016 calendar from HeroMart.
We will be having one more week of DA-only testing and then the basic calendar armor should, barring any large explosions or giant bugs being found, go live for those who purchased the calendar at the end of next week!
Tomix Update He's learning how to utilize his laser eyes and it seems to be going well! There have been no reports of supervillain activity from Poland so we think he's decided to stay on the side of good. Or he's setting up a sweet underground fortress somewhere (I, personally, think a volcano would be cooler…). One of those things.
He does have a doctor's appointment at the end of January though and, hopefully, after that appointment he'll be approved for work and you'll no longer have to put up with my geomations!
That was Twig's best fwend!!! He's gonna be super upset... all he wanted was a fwend. Someone to hang out and eat ice cweam and fwish with....
Poor little guy. If only someone else liked those things... (wait... do you like ice cweam and fwish? Or maybe you know someone else who has an insatiable appetite for dairy?)
The Act 33 button will light up on Friday to let you guys into the 2015 Frostvale town where you'll be able to talk with the moglins and unlock special shops filled with Twigsmas themed house items and merges for your excess Fish Heads! The Fish Heads will also be used for merging up the gifts when they open on the 1st!
Keep in mind, this was a low stress "war" so don't worry about having tons of Fish Heads that will smell up your bags! A static version of the war will be available too in case you need to grab a few more.
SoulWeaver Eyes Tomix is healing up well from his surgery. His eyes have seen a huge improvement from -9 to about -1/2 which means he totally doesn't have to put up with the Curse of Foggy Glasses anymore!
I, and other glasses wearers everywhere, are seriously upset and jealous of him.
The change, though, is huge and will be an immense relief for Tomix's eye strain while he's working! He still has to meet with his doctor at the end of January, so we have a few more rockyanimation weeks left, but it looks like everything is coming into focus for our SoulWeaver!
AQ3D TwigKickstarter The Kickstarter has less than 40 hours to go and it's over 330k! Make sure you check it out before it's gone!
The Thankstaking Storybook is now available in your Book of Lore! Tomorrow we'll have a small Challenge Food Fight extravaganza with Thankstaking leftovers and make sure to keep your eyes open for the Half-Off Shop and Twig's special Black Marker Shop!
We're also going to have a special release on Monday, the 30th, for the 10th Beta Anniversary for DragonFable! There will be a quest and a shop with items from oishii, Cysero, True Mortal, and more!
Artist Update! Tomix logged on to tell us he was fine. One laser eye is slightly overtuned but he's going to get it looked at Monday. We then all promptly yelled at him to go away from bright things and rest!
Today I have a few Archivist sneak peeks from Tomix! First up is the male version of the armor with a very important tome!
Tomix also wanted to give you guys a preview of the walkcycle animation!
Out of the way, monster, this book is OVERDUE!!!
Now, remember, since Tomix will be out recovering from surgery, Archivist will only have the basic skills when it unlocks in January! Once Tomix is back and, as we work our way through DragonFable's 10th anniversary year, there will be a quest chain, available to everyone, that will revisit our heroes greatest moments! Skills inspired by those moments will then unlock the same week as the appropriate quest. This means Archivist armor will get one new skill every few weeks (more or less) until all the skills are finished.
Archivist will very much celebrate 10 amazing years of DragonFable!