Tomix is out getting his laser eyes and I'm working on reorganizing the Castle Valtrith town, getting the static version of the Dark Night war set, making the opening and middle cutscenes for Friday (Tomix got the final cutscene!), updating a few new maps for Friday for you guys to search for... things, getting items together for Twig's Black Marker Shop and the Half-Off Shop (huge thanks to Jorath and Peachii for their help!) for Friday, getting together some awesome items for the 10th Beta Anniversary shop on Monday, thinking about what monsters to try and pull for possible Thankstaking Food Fights, aaaaand trying to get a hold of my Dad to get his yams recipe for Thursday's day of Overeating.
Luckily, I have this serene background to look at to calm my senses!
The war challenge rewards are now live! Head to the Dark Night war camp and grab your War-Torn Clan Valtrith mask (with choice of hood!) and your Dark Night wall trophy for your house!
Will you go for Cultist chiq or Color Custom hoodiness?
Do not hang by anything flammable!
Archivist Armor Tomix has also given me a preview of the 2016 calendar armor for you! Presenting Archivist!
Hit monsters in the face with your giant Book of AWESOME!
Now, remember, on January 1st you'll get Archivist but it will have limited skills! As we work our way through 2016 there will be a questline, available to all players, that will explore and study the player's past heroics! We've already used the feedback you gave in the Greatest Moments thread to get the start on Archivist animations. What else would you guys like to see?
Make sure to cross your fingers tomorrow for Tomix as he goes in for surgery! He should return in a couple months refreshed and ready to get back to arting! (I hope with awesome laser eyes.)
Wow! Just amazingly done everyone! You came together and absolutely decimated Baron Jaysun Valtrith's siege!
You also absolutely, totally beat us to having the boss and cutscenes done.... So! The Unlucky Devs Shop! is now unlocked for you, which kicks off our 10 year anniversary celebration early! The first Unlucky Weapons were level 7 and released waaaaay back in 2009 when I was just a tiny pebble! Now you can enjoy using your very unlucky weapon at level 80 but beware!!! The pull of the dark power that surges through the weapons actually makes you weaker to Darkness!
Huge shout outs to Miran, who compiled this spiffy dataisbeautiful graph below which shows the Waves Per Minute (WPM) fluctuations throughout the week, Starflame13, who kept the challenges coming to those on the forums, megakyle777 and flashbang for their amazing comics, Dragonman for making sure his constituents kept fighting (I suspect he's gearing up for the next Mayoral election), nield, ultrashadowlord, Dornalca, gakorogirl and just tons more for fighting the good fight! Huge thanks to David the Wanderer, Elryn, San Robin, Gingkage and all the AKs for keeping the peace in the war threads! MVP for the war is Baron Dante who took out 12455 waves on his heroes alone!
Seriously, all you crushedthis war! Hold your heads high and take a break before the finale of the war comes tomorrow! You still have to rescue the soldiers that were dragged away!
The boss fight, sweet Bone Shard weapon rewards, the Clan Valtrith war challenge masks, and a special house item to hang on your wall to commemorate the Dark Knight war will all be coming on Friday!
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!
The good news is that Tomix is going to be having eye surgery next week! It will help with his eye strain, reduce headaches and tension, and he won’t ever have to worry about dumb eyeglass fog when he goes outside in the winter anymore! The bad news is he won’t be able to look at bright lights for two months after the surgery and he’s refused to try to animate without using his monitor. The extra good news is your favorite rock Twig totally might get to draw stuff for Frostval again!
Do not panic though! We’ve worked ahead (slightly) and do have some stuff ready and waiting to go! Most quests over the next two months will be cutscene light, though, or they’ll have super special look-what-geo-can-do animations in them.
The DF calendar armor for 2016 is going to work a little differently because of this. The official name of the DF Armor is “Archivist”! When the armor unlocks on January 1st it will only have a few basic skills. As we go through our 10th anniversary year, there will be a quest chain (available to ALL players) that will revisit the greatest moments in DragonFable! Skills for Archivist, with animations inspired by those moments, will unlock alongside those quests!
If Tomix feels comfortable enough we’re also going to try and make sure we get updates about how he’s doing in the DNs!
Now, I know what you’re thinking… what if Tomix’s eyes get replaced with Evil Clown or Creepy Doll eyeballs that cause any art he draws to come to life and wreak havoc throughout Poland? He’s assured me that that notion is absolutely ridiculous. If anything, he’d request Laser Eyes because those would be awesome.
Also, you guys are tooootally going faster than poor Tomix can animate... the mid-war cutscene might end up being the 75% cutscene at this rate (not to mention the war ending cutscene). Maybe Valtrith has some reinforcements lying around somewhere... /geopanic
The sky has gone red and a dark fog has risen in the woods by the Bay. Falconreach and Oaklore are under siege! Log in now and fight to defend your hometown!
A War Challenge has been issued! If you can defeat Jaysun's army before 6pm EST on Friday, November 20th, you'll get access to your very own war-torn Clan Valtrith mask to equip! Seriously, nothing would drive Jaysun more crazy than to see the symbol of his clan worn by someone he found "undeserving".
New Elemental Unity and Medal Cannon trinkets and Defender/Dragon Defender Belts have been added to the appropriate shops!
Moved Quests Corundum Corruption is now located in Book 3 Ash Dragonblade's letters section! Loremaster Oruni... well, for now she's disappeared! She'll reappear someplace... dark this weekend.
The 13th is tomorrow... are you prepared to face the darkness? Will you be able to trust the soldiers of The Rose who are facing the rising shadows by your side? Or will your battle with The Rose ensure that Jaysun and Caitiff have plenty of vessels to try and bring further Doom to Lore?
Just a quick update! The name of the Ruthless DoomKnight Armor has been changed to DoomKnight Variant One! While the "ruthless" fit well for the name of the original version, it ended up being confusing for new players buying the package since "Ruthless X Armor" sounds like it's better than just "X Armor" even though, while powerful, it was buggy.
With the change over of DoomKnight, we kept to the established policy we have with updating/changing DC items and wanted original buyers to be able to keep their access to the original version of the armor but, since the original version also tends to be game-crashingly BOOM-y, we definitely don't want to give the impression that it's better than the version that doesn't make the game window go explode-y.
I will go in and fix the badges for the armors tomorrow for you all!
Mogloween! The finale for Mogloween and all the fun of trick-or-treating is coming on Friday! Tomix made up four of the masks this year but I got the rest! I went with some classic DF styles... and maybe one or two or lots of rocks.
DragonFable will be celebrating 10 years since open beta on November 30th! Those years have been filled will crazy puns, crazy fights, crazy NPCs, crazy rocks, crazy armors, crazy weapons, crazy holidays, and a few super crazy insane moments of craziness!
What is a quest chain or moment from DragonFable that you'll never forget? Was there a ever a moment in a fight or a cutscene that made you stand up and cheer or yell? Let us know what your favorite DF memories are!
The night of Sir Stephan's premiere is here! The mics are primed, the stage is set, and Sir Stephan's awesome new sign is all set up! An ominous riff is reverberating offstage though... Sir Jimmie of Fallcon and Sir Jimmie of Kindle have rolled into town to stop Coldbear from encroaching on their entertainment turf. They even brought along a few side kicks to help with the warm up!
Log in now to help Sir Stephan in his fight for late night and you could claim one of Jimmie's instruments for your own!
Next Tuesday, Sir Stephan of Coldbert is changing up his show at the Falconreach Theatre and moving to late night! His new competition isn't happy about it, though... will Jimmie Fallcon and Jimmie Kindle cancel Coldbear's debut? Make sure to tune in Tuesday to find out!
Friday Night! Don't worry, though! There will be a still be a small update tomorrow even as we prepare for the Fight for Late Night!
The update to Ranger class is finally here and ready to be tested! Verlyrus, Dracelix, Ashendal, Niki, and more have worked hard to bring you this newly reworked class! If you have a Dragon Amulet, you can log in now and find the armor button in your Book of Lore! Let us know what you think on the forums!
There are also two new randoms in Duat, in the Book 3 Sandsea! Talk to the Scarab Guards to see what they need help with and to collect Shards of Obsidian for new ring and weapon rewards!
The mics are getting warmed up, the lights are getting focused, and two new bards have rolled into town with a challenge for Sir Stephan of Coldbear. Coming soon, in a special Tuesday release on September 8th, who will win the Fight for Late Night?!
This weekend a new minihub has been set up outside the southern Falconreach gates in Book 3! Log in now to speak with the mage, Gingkage, and her enormous wolf, Blaze!
Something has been terrorizing the farmers between Falconreach and Swordhaven. Will you be able to find it and stop it? Or are you just going to be lured into the depths of Betrubung?
Father of Mine Later this weekend a brand new cutscene quest will be added to the Roirr storyline! You'll be able to find out more about the First Weaver and his children... and the aftermath of what happened in Ull!
After all your exploration and discovery in the Deadlands it's time to find out what is happening right now with Caitiff and the cultists! You'll need to find an old "friend" to get some answers and their help with spying into the Shadows!
Be very careful though... enough mistakes and you'll get... it's attention.
Book 3 Dracolich Fishing If you have a Dragon Amulet you can now fish off the crashed dracolich in Book 3! We really, really, really, really, really, really, do NOT reccomend that your character eat any fish that have grown up and lived in waters where darkness infused monsters have been decaying for several years.
Note: Some of the fish really like you and stick in your aquarium if you've completed the Book 1 fishing already. We're trying to track down why they love you so much and will hopefully find out on Monday.
The Friday the 13th releases seemed to be fraught with misfortune! We need a little more time to get some polish on the scrying runes but the main quest will be available tomorrow!
In the meantime, Dracolich Fishing is now live in Book 1 for those of you far enough along in the storyline! This was meant as an alternative for those of you who didn't want to risk the dangers of scrying... but, the good news is I've been wondering what severals years of decaying darkness would do to the denizens of the Bay... and it's not pretty. I'm going to push to try and get Book 3 Dracolich Fishing ready for you guys for tomorrow too so that those that don't want to scry can fish up some... unappetizing alternatives.