More of Surewould is now open to explore! Make your way through the random Surewould Forest dungeon, or explore the depths of the Forest Cave! There's also something extremely strange happening at the old Linken Mill!
The Travel Gryphon has also returned in Book 3 Falconreach! You can now make your way to the beginnings of the Elemental Foothills and see what happened at Warlic's Tent! A fiery new barber has also set up shop by Mount Shining Star but, anything less than a pyromancer will be too flammable for his hot styles!
This week we dug through all our old holiday folders and managed to cobble together a.... Thankstaking Storybook! Yay! You can go back and fight the Techno-Turkey Terror and the Rawrgobble or get shrunken down and explore a particularly giant feast! Have fun and enjoy!
This year for Thankstaking, two new M.O.P. members are guarding Oishii's secret instructions for cooking the feast! Well, not really instructions... but, you'll see. I really hope that nothing goes wrong 'cause then you guys would probably have to fight waves and waves of stuff.... ;)
True Mortal has made this gorgeous weapon for next week's Thankstaking finale too! The axe is the first complete weapon of what will be a set of three.
Surewood Dracelix is hard at work on Book 3 Surewood as well! It's not done yet, but here's a little preview to tide you guys over for now.
Pyromancer Barber Yonathan is not quite ready to open shop yet. He is coming soon though, with 11 male hairstyles and 11 female hairstyles. Remember, though, only Pyromancer's will be able to stand the heat inside his shop!
Pyromancer is now available from Cysero's Superstore of Savings, which means we'll soon have a new Pyromancer-only barber setting up shop somewhere in Lore! Tomix wants you guys to take screenies of your favorite hair-dos to help him decide which ones he wants to set aflame!
We have a great new TwT this week! Tomix has been working on the Book 3 version of Ravenloss and here's a preview of the walkaround. You can click on the edges of movie and explore a bit!
We're still a ways off from the new version of Ravenloss being live in game, but we will be catching up with Tomix, Riadne and more in Book 3!
Friday The final quest for this years Mogloween will be this Friday, where you'll be able to help some four footed friends find their way back to Croft. Some of the 2012 Mogloween masks will also go on sale in Cysero's Superstore, as well!
Tomix is also working on the final animation issues with Pyromancer but Cysero should have some in stock on Friday (as long as nothing goes boooom). We do need to decide where the new fiery Pyromancer barber will be, too. If you were an expert in styling follicular flames where would you set up shop in Lore?
It’s getting to be that time of the year again… when the walls between our world and the next are said to be their thinnest… When ghouls and ghosts emerge from the shadows to give a scare… it’s a time of year that has its own special magic. The air is beginning to get cooler, the days grow shorter, and the nights grow longer. It’s a great time to be going to the Necropolis! The MOP have come to help, and they brought some new trainees with them! The skilled archer; DeathArrows, the fierce warrior known as The Baron, and of course, the bold BraveSirRobin have come along to help investigate the goings on. It’s their task to scout the Necropolis ahead of you and find out where Sally and Bubbles are, and see if they can find out what nefarious plot is afoot.
It’s always a bit of a challenge to capture all the aspects of a player that they envision for themselves. We have to infer a lot of things when we want to make it a surprise, like we did this year. Nobody knew who was picked to go in game. They were chosen for reasons that varied… from the potential for a few good jokes and a spoof, to the visual gag that some forum terminology has inspired. Some liberties had to be taken for the sake of design and story, but we tried to capture as much of the essence of the players in question as possible.
Next Week*: The confrontation! What have Sally and Bubble done? This monster needs to be taken down a peg, and you’re just the hero to do it.
Also; Poor M.O.P.! Nothing ever seems to go right! Now they are stuck having to trek back to Croft and hope to reach the Cauldron Sisters before the spells have been cast! Join them as they wander through the woods on their way to safety and possible help.
* Due to the time that it took to get this all out to you, the event will be left in game for an additional week to give you plenty of time to trick or treat for your masks!
You'll see some new MOP recruits this week as well.... thier awesome helms would be awesome to get... for CANDY. Maybe, just possibly... we can be persuaded!
Pyromancer Updates! Verlyrus has made a few updates to Pyromancer as well!
-Moved some of Malcifer's effects to Charge and Triflame -Made mana costs consistent -Altered some cooldowns -Rebirth retains cooldown between battles -Minor damage tweaks
Rolith and Alina Wedding Shop The wedding shop will only be available for one more week!
Once the armor has been tested by players with Dragon Amulets, debugged and finally rebalanced, it will be available from Cysero in the Superstore of Savings!
Please do NOT attempt to save the class, it WILL bug out your account.
Please make sure to offer your feedback and bug reports on the class in the DragonFable General Discussion official Pyromancer thread, instead of the DNs thread.
Also note, right now capes are comically large! So make sure to get your funny screenshots while you can! ;)
EbilCorp Defeated! You guys rocked the tenth anniversary takeover war! As a special congratulations, everyone who helped fight in the DragonFable portion of the war received 200 free DC last Friday!
Thank you all for helping us throw our biggest birthday party ever, and for helping us build AE from the ground up and keep is going strong for the last ten amazing years. We literally couldn't have done this without your support, feedback and love.
Hi there! Verlyrus here with an update on Pyromancer! With all the animations done, it’s time to get theskills going. Following Tomix’s vision of the class, Pyromancer is a class sure to set your foes ablaze!You’ll be able to use the entanglement of fire and magic to wreak havoc on your enemies, as well as to protect yourself.
Here’s a preview of one of Pyromancer’s skills (numbers are subject to change!):
Malcifer- 4 hits:
Hit 1 steals health equal to the damage done
Hit 2 applies the Burned debuff, reducing your opponent’s resistance to fire by 25 for 5 turns
Hit 3 applies the Feared debuff, stunning your opponent’s for their next turn
Hit 4 applies the Cursed debuff, reducing your opponent’s damage by 25% for 5 turns
Like any fire, Pyromancer takes a lot to extinguish. Until they stomp out every last ember, you might still have a trick up your sleeve to return from the ashes!
The class is being poked at right now for more balanced numbers and some tricky skill functionality. With any luck, you won’t explode* when you equip it!
*Or get vaporized, turned to ashes, turned into Ash, sucked into an alternate dimension, deep fried, deep fried (extra crispy), compressed into a little ball, turned inside out, trapped in a box, etc. Taking the necessary precautions against these sorts of things can be very time consuming!
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?
This week Tomix has more new pyromancer skills to preview! Soon Rolith and Verlyrus will get their hands on this awesome armor!
Back to School Shop Tomorrow will also have a new Back to School DC shop button in the Book of Lore! This shop will only be up for a limited time and will poof back into the ether on 19th. So make sure to check out the gorgeous good scythe weapon (which is still in progress!) from Tomix that will be inside the shop!
Tomix, in addition on working on refreshed NPCs for Chapter 3, is still working steadily on Pyromancer! This week he has a preview of some of the skill animations!
Pyromancer will have mostly ranged attacks, rather than melee. What other kinds of skill animations would you guys like to see?
Forum Contest! From Melissa4Bella:
This year has been a TRUEly hard battle. More for some than others. But, for one MORTAL, the battle has been hard fought with battle scars earned challenges overcome. If you recall, this past February our great ally, True Mortal, was injured in a fight with a huge metal beast. He might have suffered with a broken body but his spirit remained untouched. But, thanks to the help of Twilly and you his friends, our immortal ally is healed. (it takes a while to heal a Spirit Warden, dont'cha know)
So to honor this victorious hero that we all know and love, we are calling on all the artists across Lore to help us capture the victory with their art. With a picture of such a shining moment of glory, it may be remembered across future generations of Lore's heroes.
To immortalize this moment of True Mortal's achievement, we want our players to draw True Mortal, alive and well. So pick up your pens, pencils, any way you choose to create your picture and get started!
Contest starts now and will finish Sunday at 11:59pm, August 26th!
The Merge This Friday will be the finale of Chapter 2 and the merging of The Professor and Wargoth! This titanic fight will include your dragon (even for free players!) so, if you don't have it yet, make sure to go see Twilly and get them hatched. Ghost is hoping you'll see things in a new perspective with this boss fight!
Every Pyromancer needs a spell book filled with the fiery words of Fiamme's realm! Tomix has upgraded the best-selling monster cookbook, the Pyronomicon (second edition, of course), for your future Pyromancers to use!
Tuesday Release! Warlic's zone has been redone! Dracelix has beautified the forest around Warlic's Tent and Ghost has provided music for the area! Nythera has also graciously decided to offer access to the last few quests of her chain again. Leaving the zone will also put you on the correct part of the walkaround north of Falconreach now!
Dracelix has also upgraded the art to the Fire Cave, which will be coming soon, and Eric Greydawn will be helping to upgrade the other randoms in the zone as he has time!
Tomix has decided on the final art for the male and female versions of Pyromancer. Now that the final static artwork has been decided upon, Tomix will start working on some amazing fiery animations for the class!
The Empress She is the voice of the Atealans, but she is also so much more. A being that contains a nation within itself, everyone sees the Empress differently. The Empress "touches" the mind of the observer and chooses the most soothing and harmless form to appear in. What do you see?
Escelense Set The merges for the Escelense set are now available through the Professor in the Wrath of Wargoth camp! If you're feeling impatient, you have the option to merge 50 Defender Medals into one Ateala Armament but, keep in mind, the quest that will unlock at 50% might have a better chance to get the armaments!
This is also another preview of fiery haircuts! These versions are much more detailed and would have to be created/cut/ignited/styled by a special pyromancer-only barber if we go this route. Each gender would then have about ten styles to choose from as long as they were versed in the art of fire magic!
Tomix has finished work on the Atealean base classes and has just now started working on the DC armor for the end of Chapter 2!
Every Tuesday, we'll try to bring a new update so you can see how the armor is being built and how it can evolve from initial concept to final product! This week we're going to start with the female concept sketch.