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Ghost
January 15, 2013

Tuesday with Ghost!

Wassup!  Man a lot of time has gone by since I've had the pleasure to post here, I trust you had a great Frostval :D

Anyways you're probably wondering why I am here… I have super light duty over at AQW this week so I get to help out with DF, and I am very pleased because I get to work alongside Dracelix on the walkaround between Swordhaven and Falconreach! I've missed working on DF, so this'll be fun! We've got a plan and a map, but what kinds of stuff do you guys want to see along the road? Maybe your idea will get included! 

 

Swordhaven Walkaround

 


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Ghost
October 01, 2012

Dear Dragonfablers,

For almost six years I've had the pleasure of contributing to this wonderful game.. We've been through a lot, y'know? Like that time we hatched our dragons, or when we beat up that noob Drakath.. or like how he morphed into the biggest and deadliest weapon that Lore has ever seen and we whooped his sorry behind again!  I remember when I animated the Dragonlord armor the first time, thinking “MAN, I sure hope these guys like this cause I am having a blast!” and then years later thinking about what a nooby animator I was back then and re-animating it from scratch, putting everything I had into it because I wanted to give you guys the best stuff I could make.  It’s been an absolute blast, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.

Yep, been through a lot of changes and developments…  and I won’t lie, there’s another one coming.  I’ll just say it straight up, because really, is there any other way?  I am transitioning to the AQW team. 

This week I am still making content for DF but also beginning to work on AQWorlds.  Tomix will be taking up the reigns as lead Animator, and DF has also acquired another animator, Hizu! You may have seen some of his work on HeroSmash and AQWorlds already. I know you’ll extend him a warm welcome.

The decision to make this change was not made lightly, but I am certain that DF is being left in capable hands. Geo, Rolith, Tomix, True Mortal, Eric, Dracelix, and Hizu all want to bring you the best DragonFable possible. 

Thanks for all the fun, it’s been an awesome ride.

Battle On!


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geopetal
September 18, 2012

Tuesdays With Tomix!

Tomix has been working hard on getting Pyromancer done for you guys and he has a crazy amount of new skills for you to check out this week!

This Friday
Oh noes, Ghost's main computer went BOOM! So those pirates that were going to help clear the docks on Friday are going to be delayed slightly! No worries, though, I have a good source that they're at least sending a stealthy pirate through (definitely NOT a stinky ninja) tomorrow that will have special weapons to help get heroes in town armed and ready.

When the Lorian Gryphon Express delivers its mail this Friday to Ash though, he should get a special note for you.... Are you ready to help clean up the mean streets of nighttime Falconreach?


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Ghost
August 15, 2012

I'm back!

Well, maybe you didn't even know I was away, but on July 31 my wife and I and some of her family got in a van and drove South.. all the way to Illinois to visit with some family. Which is a pretty big trip considering I live in New Brunswick!*  I got to explore USA a little and even found a little blacksmiths shop in West Virginia, nestled in the mountains.  

So anyways, I say all that to say this: Man, I am charged up and ready to go now for the coming events in DF!  Tomix did a great job on the cutscenes while I was away, and I was quite comfortable leaving them in his capable hands, but I did get to miss it quite a bit. So much so that the first thing I did on Monday after meeting with Geo and the gang and ingesting lots of coffee was to plug in my guitar and make some pumped-up music. It won't be released this week, but maybe you can figure out what it'll be used for. So.. want to preview it?

https://cms.aqworlds.com/df/images/MUSICTestar 2.swf 

 

Alright, time to get back to work!    /runs away

 

*Canada, that is.


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Ghost
June 15, 2012

Dragonlords, etc

Here we go... 3 weeks into this DL revamp now and I'm sure glad it's Friday! I spent the better part of the last 2 weeks just on the animations for DL, and then I was fried so I took monday off to go camping with my wife*, and then this week I was like yeah no problem, I'll setup the color custom version of normal dragonlord, and apply the art for evo dragonlord, and setup the cc version version of evo on Tuesday. No problem, cause I can just copy it all over from the originals right?! 

...

Noop! I can't. And so therefore it took way the heck longer than a day, lol. Oh man, I am always doing that to myself... having no concept of how much time something actually might take. So what I did manage to do for this week was setup the color custom DL, and the evolved DL. Those are done, art&animation-wise! And I'm getting close to done on the color custom evolved DL**, but I think that'll have to wait until next week. 

 

For Justice!

Good thing the Dragonlord shields are made out of super lightweight magical metal, or that one arm is going to be HUGE!

 


 

So what that means is that all versions except ccEDL will have the new animations, and should be released later tonight. Rol is still typing his fingers off getting all versions of dragonlord buffed and coded properly, so stay tuned because I think he'll be updating that part tonight as well. Whenever it's done though, I'm sure it will be up to snuff. Also tonight we will be releasing Braughlmurk Cape! An epic location that you'll be able to access via the travel gryphon in falconreach with a total of 6, yes you heard me right, 6! random dungeons! Holy Magicarp! Geo's been working ridonkulously hard to bring that to you tonight and I believe you will enjoy the drops... And last but not least we will be launching a new house for dragonlords that Dracelix has been working on, later this weekend! It'll be available in the town of Dragonsgrasp some time Saturday. Wow, that was a lot of info.. I'd better go underline the main points or it'll be hard to skim.

What a psycho week, I'm goin' camping.

 

 

* Such a great de-stresser! It's been beautiful here in Eastern Canada, and spending a few nights in a tent breathing the fresh air has been fantastic!

** Let's just call em' DL, ccDL, EDL, and ccEDL from now on. So. Much. Typing.


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Ghost
May 17, 2012

Of ghosts and gravol

Heya! So, um…  this week we kinda had to change up our plans. We were going to release the next quest in the search for the professor, but unfortunately the beginning of week didn't go the way I had planned. I got punched in the face by a stomach flu and it wiped me out on Monday. By Tuesday I was still K.O.'d and so I asked my wonderful wife to speak to Geo on my behalf.  It went something like this: 

 


 

*spoiler part removed*

Charis: Hey (Charis here) Ghost asked me to sign in & let you know that he's "in & out" today… lol - stomach flu…  I'm gonna go wake him up & medicate him again in a min though so I'll ask him.  

Geo: oooh ouch, ok

Charis: Gravol knocks him out - lol 

Geo: I think he has Aika mostly done, so we can do that this week so it's easy on him.

Charis: Once he sleeps that off he'll be fine, I think.  

~some time later~

Charis: He's slightly incoherent but he said "Yah, tell her that… tell her… um… yeah, it should probably have a… quest in it.  No, it should have a … tell her probably that…" lol 

Geo:  yeaaah, let's plan on that so it's an easy week. I'll check in with him tomorrow then, have him sleep for now

 


 

So.. SURPRISE! We're releasing Aika Village this week, lol. Geo is laughing maniacally right now because the cliffhanger she wrote at the end of last week's quest will be extended! Hehe, so evil. Anyway, you'll be able to travel to Aika via the gryphon in Falconreach. It's a quaint little beach town on the East coast. Here you'll meet Lilka, captain of a small ferry, who will take you to Sho Nuff island. In the future, Aika will be tied in to a large walkaround that connects Valencia to the Sandsea, and also to Willowshire. Not sure if there will be a quest this week since we lost a lot of time, so my apologies. Next week will be great though!


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Ghost
April 30, 2012

Vote on DF's new GUI!

G'day! So the weekend is over and the initial shock of the new GUI should be starting to lose momentum. We've been reading your posts on the forum about it and because there were such mixed feelings about the info bar and the quest complete sound effect, we are giving you guys the opportunity to vote. We love you guys and take your opinions very seriously, and we want to ensure you are getting the most out of DF so please take the time to voice your opinion. 

Cast your votes here: http://forums2.battleon.com/f/tm.asp?m=20284730


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Ghost
April 24, 2012

The Gateway To Lore

Wassupdate.

This week along with the rest of the release, we will probably* be launching a new login screen for Dragonfable! We want new players to get a good taste of what they're in for as they dive into the game, and so we've spiffed it up. In addition to the Seppy bg you see when you login now, there will also be 4 new themed screens that may show up instead when you login. The character select screen also has a new look, and the character creation area will be updated as well. We've also tweaked the aesthetics of the GUI** and you'll notice some slight changes through the in-game menus. And to top it all off, we also gave DF a special theme song that will play as you login. But don't worry, you'll be able to mute it if you want. :P

Pswd pl0x

Now with 5.33% more win!

I also want to congratulate you guys on rocking the war last week. Great job! If I was Wargoth, I wouldn't be so quick to assume I've got this world in the bag. Unless I was as powerful as I think I am, in which case I am pretty much invicible. Actually that'd be pretty awesome. Rather than setting the world ablaze though, I'd probably be more inclined to just build a big barbecue and invite everybody over for lunch, but ya know whatever floats your boat.

 

*Hey, that's how we roll! *cough*

** Great Undead Interpreter


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Ghost
April 12, 2012

Another round of facelifts!

Heya!  It's been too long since I've posted so I wanted to show you guys a bit of what we've got coming up!  Chapter 1's closing, and subsequently Chapter 2's beginning, has seen a lot of changes to Dragonfable. The game even looks a little different. Much of the walking areas between towns are now accessible, leaving lots of interesting things to explore, there are plenty of new places and quests to explore, and Falconreach & Oaklore have been completely re-vamped to name a few. Most of the towns even have music. But we're not done yet... Here's a sneak peak at some updates you can expect to see in the coming future! 

Serenity's Inn is getting an upgrade! 

Serenity's Inn, Falconreach

Heh, you can kinda see mrGreenguy hiding behind Serinity. He's just making sure it works before you guys get there.

One of the first places to grace the game is getting re-imagined. The night/day feature will be implemented a little differently, and there will be more to do here as you're exploring. Serenity has always had a heart for helping weary adventurers, and now she will be even more welcoming than before. I think Falconreach's oldest building (aside from the tower of course..) will now feel a little more like 'home'.

 Oaklore's Orchestra!

Well, more like a flute and some guy with a drum, but everybody's favourite noobtown is going to get some music! On a personal note, I've been fighting with a proper soundtrack for Oaklore for a very long time.. I don't know if it's just my incompetence or if I am just a perfectionist*, but I never could quite get it perfect. It's gotta FEEL right, y'know?  Anyways, I think it will fit right in. 

Now, a little something extra special:

When the game first started, the character model we used to create our in-game characters from did not have many joints, which leads to some sketchy animation**.  So we've been adjusting as we go, and this week I decided to make Artix's npc a little more bendy.. well, I ended up doing more than that, and I am pleased to present you (drum roll…) ARTIX 2.0! ***  He's so spiffy. :P

 

*Hah. No, that's not it. :P

**Pun intended

***Artix has OK'd the art, and is enjoying his new duds and haircut. A staff member's NPC is a very personal thing, so I always check with that person before changing anything. Especially something so drastic!


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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. 


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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!

neckpain

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!


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Ghost
December 21, 2011

Silly hat time!

That was just the best idea ever, so let's make it a thing. So um, let's see.. how about a light and fluffy contest where you guys draw a picture of (we won't be judging on art quality), build, or describe the most strange, goofy, and generally ridonkulous Frostval hats you can imagine. Bonus points will be awarded to hats that: a) Look like your gramma knit it, b) Can be seen from space, or c) Might be your weird aunt's cat that she wrapped up, you think?

However, bonus points are pointless because we are not using a point system to judge this, haha! The contest will run until Dec 26, whenever I get around to shutting it down, but probably early in the day. The winning hat will be chosen by how hard it makes us laugh. Don't worry about making up stats or descriptions, but feel free to describe it if we may not have a clue what it is... :P

PRIZES: 

The winner gets his/her hat in game, available to all at the end of Frostval! And bragging rights for having the worst sense of style ever. That's it. But come on, you know you want that title. Let's do this!


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Ghost
November 11, 2011

Point B to point… Q?

Where I live, every year a local farmer's market grows a GIGANTIC corn maze on their property for people to try and get hopelessly lost in. And this year the maze was especially massive, at least two football fields in size.. * which may as well be miles because when you're in there you can only see a few feet in front of you, and you can't remember how you got to where you are.  

Well, this year Charis and I decided to try it. At night. With a flashlight. We took our awesome nephew Brayden (the kid who designed and animated the braydenball when he was 8.) and his friend. It rocked! We got very lost even though we had a map.  We eventually got our bearings and although I got us lost a few times more we eventually made it out in about an hour and a half. It was really fun, but I learned that when you are in a maze, even if you have a map you still feel very disoriented the entire time. And if you lose your place, you're toast. It's awesome!

Well, I've done my best to create that type of feeling for you guys today.** Log in now and check out the ruins of Sil, available from the gryphon in Falconreach. Hopefully you will have a lot of fun, and I invite you to join the chaos on the forums.  We've hidden some goodies, so get in there and try to find them! 

It was so big this year that somebody actually got so lost that they called 9-1-1!  - He didn't realize that he could just walk in a straight line through the corn to exit, lol! 

** That feeling of hopelessness, despair, and omg this is really fun. 


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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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