Looooongest day ever! Rolith is sick, Alina is sick, Verlyrus is the most amazing person ever helping us code on his birthday (so totally wish him happy birthday), Tomix was up until 4am his time working on the cutscenes, Dracelix made another weapon for you guys, and Cronix did last minute awesome art on the ninjas today too (after creating the ghouls as his first ever monsters last week and the Alina monster this week) before he had to go! It's been a craaaaaazy day!
Now, though, you get to play through the real-life-inspired quest of Rolith's Bachelor Party! Artix did an amzing job planning the real life event and has even more to tell you and show you!
This week is everyone's faaaavooooriiiite holiday, Hero's Heart Day! Our release on Firday will be full of hearts and love and cuddly, undead wrestlers, as we finally hear the story of Rolith's Bachelor Party*!
You'll get to play as Rolith himself too! Cronix has created some spiffy new duds for the Groom and his bride!
Though, of course, there are no girls allowed at the UWE** match that Artix is throwing for Rolith's bachelor party!
Cronix has also created the Valentine's Pride set for the holiday! (I really don't think he sleeps... it's like there are two of him!)
Dracelix has updated the Ex's Calibur to its third form! This year you can break up even more monsters with this gorgeous blade!
Eternity Love LQS Don't forget about the LQS shop that will go live at 3:00pm EST, on Feruary 14th! Only 1400 of the good-element Eternity Love scythe will be available at 450 DC each!
*based on Real Life Events! **Undead Wrestling Extravaganza
The Rose has been gaining strength all over Lore for years. While there are still a few places where magic is accepted... after the countless wars, dragon attacks, undead invasions, and more... most of the human citizens have accepted The Rose, with some even welcoming the chance to gain an advantage over magical beings.
Not everyone trusts the Rose, though. Even some within their own ranks. This week, Cinquefoil, will send you into the depths of the huge stronghold being built in the north of Surewood, the Rosewood. What books will you find? What confiscated weapons do the Rose keep locked up in their armory?
Cin knows who you are... but just who, exactly, is he?
Ateala Armors The quests to unlock the Ateala armors finally came out last Friday! Since you've been waiting so long for these, we wanted to get them out to you as soon as the quests were done! There are still some questions about how they should level up, though, that Tomix and I are discussing.
Right now, the skills for the armors are unlocked when you get the armor. The original intent is that the armors wouldn't be available until 40, then unlock skills every level until sometime in the 50s (depending on how many skills unlock and at which levels). Which could be painful, if you really want to use those armors at 40. Another option is to use the Paraginium you get from the Ateala random quests. We could also have you redo the armor quests to gain skills.
The armor unlocking will (most likely) eventually be moved to Book 3 Atrea (which is currently under siege) as well. (We won't get there for a bit though....)
Hero's Heart Day Wow, it's almost February! Which means everyone's favorite holiday is coming up (seriously, I know you guys loooovethis one)!
We've been feverishly planning what we'll do this year. A tea party with Sally? Dating Game with Zorbak? Having you painstakingly make love-o-grams and deliver them to all your favorite heroes across Lore? Explore the murky and dangerous dungeons of the Friend Zone with Ash?
Oooooor, we'll make this year's HHD event based on the real life shenanigans of Artix planning Rolith's bachelor party.
The Elemental Foothills in Book 3 have been expanded! The Wind Cave and Earth Cave drop more of those elemental essences, while there are some new, absolutely gorgeous water weapons from Cronix... in a hidden dungeon!
Frostval You now have until Monday to get all your Frostval badges!
More to Come! As always, everyone at the Underground Lab (and the satellite offices all over the world!) has been working on all sorts of crazy things!
This week has been a catch up week for as all the artists are working on brand new release stuff. Dracelix is working hard on the path to Swordhaven, Cronix has been hard at work on the wind elves that will populate Sulen'Eska, and Tomix is working on the quests for the Atealan armors!
We also have set upon our plan for Hero's Heart Day... and Rolith has been twirling his mustache! Which is weird cause he doesn't usually have one... I wonder where he got it!