Wow, you guys sure are excited for the SoulWeaver DA-only testing on Friday! And you've got some great ideas for skills and skill names. Tomix will be checking over the thread to see which inspire him!
SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT!
I have a love/hate relationship with surprises. I love KNOWING a surprise is coming, but I never want to know what the surprise IS. Except I do. Because surprises are awesome. But I don't. Because that would ruin the surprise. Anyone else feel the same way?
Maybe it's just me. So... back on track. Assuming you DO like knowing what your surprises consist of, who wants to see two of the skill animations? You do? Excellent! Because I just happen to have a sneak peek of them here.
Does that whet your appetite for the 8-skill class preview on Friday? Good! It will make the wait longer, but the reward will be all the sweeter when you channel your Dragon Amulet and unlock the ability to load our newest (and one of our awesomest) armors yet!
And for a bit of funny to balance out the superomgawesomesauce-ness of the above preview, here's a soundbyte from an impromptu DragonFable team meeting in the Secret Underground Lab:'
(Long detailed explanation of the Willowshire quest that you will have to wait until Friday to learn about except for the thing that's going in that will make it awesome and I love the thing and Ghost is doing the thing and it will be perfect but back to the soundbyte)
Geopetal: So, yeah, And Ghost will be adding (the thing) and it'll run every time you go into a new room. Rolith: BIG GROAN and a /facepalm Alina: Rolith groans in pain when things are funny because it hurts him to be happy. Rolith: That's one of the most accurate descriptions of my moods yet. Geopetal: Awwwww!
Rolith is actually a very happy person. You just have to approach him when he's petting one of his seventy-two cats to know it's true.*
That's this Wednesday's Sneak Peek. Enjoy imagining the rest of SoulWeaver's animations, because they are SUH-WEET!
* That's a lie. He only has three cats. It's also a lie that you should approach him when he's petting them. That's the worst time to ask him to do things. Rolith needs his kitty-time. It keeps him sane.** ** Only manly men acknowledge they need kitty-time. (Rolith said I could say this! :D)
That's right, DA-only testing of SoulWeaver Class is coming THIS Friday!
Before you get TOO excited- Oh, who am I kidding, go nuts! Get excited! You've waited a year for this!
There IS one caveat, though. The class isn't done. We're gearing up for the end of the Ravenloss Saga and we want to get what we have of the class out to you for testing so that you can preview it! (Especially since so many of you have been anticipating it for so long.)
So, here's what you WILL be testing this Friday:
ONLY DragonLords will be able to test. (that's right, you'll NEED a Dragon Amulet to test.)
Only the Male version of the armor is ready. (Sorry heroines, Tomix is still working on yours!)
7-8 skills will be animated and coded for Friday (But the full class will have all 14 skills.)
And here are names for SIX of the EIGHT skills you'll be testing this Friday:
And if you're willing... Tomix and I would like you to help us come up with names for the other two skills. Here are descriptions of the animations:
A skill which summons...magical...butterflies.
A skill setting a protective field around SoulWeaver
What do YOU think we should call them? But that's not all we need your help with! Tomix is looking for ideas for the last two skills (number 13 and 14). We'd like your input on those, as well! Give us descriptions of the animations and what they'll do, and we'll see what WE can do to put them in-game!
We're REALLY excited to get this armor out to you for testing! It's one of the most anticipated classes we've ever done. We're still talking over some of the features we want it to have, but we're sure that you'll gain the ability to weave MANY new tales for your hero once you equip this armor after we finish it!
Have fun speculating on what the class will be like! We're just as excited to have you guys test this as YOU are!
UPDATE: Good news! If you don't have a Dragon Amulet on a male character but still want to be able to test the SoulWeaver armor this Friday, Rolith says we can make it so that female characters can test the male armor without you having to change gender! Everyone give the codemonkey a banana!