Hello players! Today, I’m writing the hardest Design Notes (or really of anything) I’ve had to in my past nine years with AE. I’m writing to say goodbye. It is my last day as the Game Director for DragonFable and my last day at Artix Entertainment. I’ve received a new job offer where I’ll be working to help create game dev education and certification programs.
My time at AE has been amazing and I’ve been able to work with a huge group of intensely talented and creative individuals. The DF team and the players have always inspired me and, as I move forward on my career path and back into the ranks of player and superfan of DragonFable, I know that Tomix and Verlyrus, as the new co-leads, will continue on working together with Melissa4Bella, San Robin, Karika, GIngkage, Elryn, Eric, and all the AKs and players, and make even more incredible stories for everyone to play through! I will also, admittedly, be abusing my access to continue to bother Tomix and Verlyrus until they decide to bury the Stone Orb in the Willowshire Tower with Sir Valorus.... ;)
To everyone at Artix Entertainment, to all the DragonFable team members past and present, to all the players, thank you so much! You’ve all made my time here an experience to remember! <3
The team at the lab made me a poster AND cake! They rock!
Old enemies will have to come to an uneasy peace if you're going to defeat the Darkness this time! Doom has come to Sho'Nuff and they'll need to find a way to work together to defeat the monsters risen by Caitiff's Doom Dragon!
With our Dragon in Caitiff's grasp we're going to need all the help we can get! It's time to visit some old friends and get them prepared for the ultimate battle!
We're going to start off slow and close to home but, as the Doom Dragon spread more fog and dark clouds and the world begins to succumb to shadow you'll soon be in a race to find the most powerful friends that you can muster!
After ten years, it's finally time to get some new threads! The art for the three base classes has been upgraded! If you're still feeling your old adventure outfit, though, just head to the Falconreach Library in Book 3 to equip the old version!
Doomed Dragon Scythe of Elements The Celebration Shop has a offering! The Doomed Dragon Scythe is now available for 5000 DC (500 DC for DragonLords). This new, seasonal anniversary scythe put all eight main elements into one weapon and can be upgraded through the Black Market Moglin!
The scythe will be available for purchase for a month and then will disappear until next year!
The release will be coming out tomorrow everyone! This month is full of bigger releases so we need a little more time to get this one fully cooking for you. (Tomix also is claiming he needed this thing called sleep.)
Anniversary Dragon Scythes I've added the fourth elemental Dragon Scythe into the Celebration Shop, with more to come!
It has officially been ten years since the baby dragons first hatched and I, and the DragonFable team, want to say thank you to all the heroes who have quested, fought, and adventured with us. Whether you discovered the game this week, or were with us ten years ago, thank you so much for playing and supporting the game! You all absolutely rock!
The best memories are those where we became part of the game; where the cause for our heroes became our own. A lot of mine are of being on the DF forums and pressing F5 late on Friday nights and during the weekend. Watching the reaction to the JohnnyFish, or the April Fools where we did a new release every hour, or trying to make fixes to the Frostval Plushie War (which still holds the waves per minute record) while I was in Michigan and Alina and Rolith were in Chicago (and Rolith had to make fixes set up in a bathroom because it was the only room with three prong wall socket), getting sushi with oishii and designing the new Aria, Caitiff, and Aquella, or planning through storylines with Tomix and Ghost and having them bring a few sentences to life, reading through crazy San Robin stories, fixing bugs with Niki and Verly and Ash, talking about the forums with Melissa4Bella, Circe, Landis and Eukara, and all the AKs… and making the Lore’s long run on sentence.
Brand new elemental Dragon Scythes are now available in Celebration Shops! Throughout the month of June more scythes will be added until we get to a full set of ten!
This weeks quest is a short cutscene only quest that leads into next weeks 10th anniversary! Are you ready to face the corruption?
Next week, will officially be our 10th anniversary! Ten years of fighting against Darkness... how much has Darkness learnt about us, though?
Falconreach Library! There are two retro armors on display in the library now: Necromancer and Paladin! If you miss the old art, and have a Dragon Amulet, you can even check the armor out and take it for a spin! Careful, though, the late fees Teka charges for the armors are crazy.
A New Dimension has also been moved to a permanent home in the museum wing of the library. Now you can fully appreciate the mind-bending quest whenever you'd like!
Friday the 13th: Weal The war is now static and available through Symone in Book 3. If you have any hero pieces laying about (gross) you can merge them into the new Blood of the Hero weapon! Or a Pile of Hero Pieces (really gross).
The library is finally open! Head to Southern Falconreach to explore the new interior and talk with the diminutive new Loremaster that's curating the collection.
Right now, there are only three books available; a record of Dyana's Diary, the Mark of the Loremaster, and the Wind Orb: Shadow of the Wind. More are coming but, as we discovered today, books do not always like to cooperate.
There's also lots of amazing art to check out on the walls and a museum wing that needs some exhibits! What do you guys want to see on display? War monuments? Statues? Portals to the past like the war memorial outside? Let us know on the forums!
Note: The "A New Dimension!" quest is moving into the Celebration Shops section of your Book of Lore but I think the Archive would be a great place for a permanent spot for it!
They're said to have been healers and guardians that cared for all the smaller creatures (which was pretty much most creatures) that lived in their forests. They protected them from threats and invaders but, as time passed though, as dragons and then humans spread across Lore, these mighty protectors faded into legend. In fact, only a single human in the recent history of Lore had claimed to have befriended one....
Now, in the basement of the Rose Tower, though, you've come across what might be the last of the Mitis Gigas... are you ready to face off against the BeastMaster?
The Wrath of Xan was an important event in DragonFable history. So much so, it was one of the default skills on Archivist! Now Caitiff is going to dig through the ashes of Old Falconreach to see how the hero survived.... Visit Symone in Book 3 to start the next 10th Anniversary Quest!
This quest marks the return of some frosty weapons and... as you dig through the ashes of the old town, you might find a souvenir that, once upon a time, represented hope and friendship....
Note: this means no new Archivist skill this week but more are coming soon!