Thursday, November 24, 2016
I have written past Thankstakings, so the holiday wasn’t something new to me. What WAS new was working with Elryn. He has a keen intellect, and is a pleasure to write with. He has some clever ideas, and, admittedly, some really strange ones. I suppose we’re both guilty of that. Working with Elryn on this holiday was fun though. We had a lot of laughs, and some of the funny ideas we came up with you may well never see. I honestly look forward to working with him on other things. He’s been a great sounding board for some of my ideas, and it was input from him that helped me make some of my other recent work what it was.
Now, I’d like to take a moment to mention family gatherings. It doesn’t matter what size the family is, there are ALWAYS those who will somehow disrupt the proceedings. This is just the natural state of things. As I worked on the character of Joules, I was somewhat thinking of my experiences with both of my sisters as it applies to the holidays. So I suppose Joules is carrying a bit of them within her. This week, Joules has a surprise waiting for you. It wouldn’t be polite to disappoint her, now would it?
Have a Happy Thankstaking… and for those who celebrate, Happy Thanksgiving. Have a great time, and make sure to try a bit of everything. You never know… you might be surprised.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Part 2 of this year's Thankstaking is live! Head over to the Thankstaking book and continue the storyline.
Eric and Elryn have a few (few? more like a wall of text, am I right?!) words for you:
In this next part of our celebration, we’ve had a bit of fun. The holiday season is all about having fun. Light-hearted stories are a long-standing holiday tradition with DF, and I remember fondly my first time playing around with Thankstaking and Frostval. I was only able to play a limited time each week due to work constraints, but the light-hearted nature of the holiday quests meant that the time I spent playing our beloved DragonFable was all that much more meaningful.
I’m really excited to continue to be part of the holiday traditions of DragonFable as we’re moving forward. It’s been fun to explore new characters and new scenarios as DragonFable has continued to evolve! Here’s to hoping we get to spend many more holiday seasons together, as friends and compatriots.
Monday, December 7, 2015
Happy Monday! We're going to start our week off right with brand new items to celebrate DF's tenth anniversary!
First off, from Tomix, if you visit the pirate barber, Mince, in Osprey Cove, he has two new hairstyles for you! Both styles are available to male and female characters but, keep in mind, the earring is not included! Tomix couldn't talk Captain Mazurek into parting with it....
Sail the Lorian Seas in style!
Friday, December 4, 2015
Joules is ready to serve up some pain... and she's not alone! Her masterpiece, the GRAVENATOR, is finally done cooking and it's being assisted by an old enemy of yours! Can you take out this robotic gravy-filled monstrosity and its pet? Or will you be overwhelmed with saltiness?
Saturday, November 28, 2015
The Black Friday (erm... Dark Grey Saturday?) shops are now live! As we continue on through the week classic Black Friday items will be added to the shops as well! What past Black Friday and Half-Off items would you like to see return?
The challenge fight should be up sooooon (/coughhopefullycough! I need to work on it a little bit more then have our army of AKs make sure I didn't break or burn anything (again).
Update: Chapter 10 is now live! It's just the challenge fights for now... your reward will come when Joule's is ready to serve up... THE GRAVENATOR!
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Happy Overeating Day everyone!
The Thankstaking Storybook is now available in your Book of Lore! Tomorrow we'll have a small Challenge Food Fight extravaganza with Thankstaking leftovers and make sure to keep your eyes open for the Half-Off Shop and Twig's special Black Marker Shop!
We're also going to have a special release on Monday, the 30th, for the 10th Beta Anniversary for DragonFable! There will be a quest and a shop with items from oishii, Cysero, True Mortal, and more!
Tomix logged on to tell us he was fine. One laser eye is slightly overtuned but he's going to get it looked at Monday. We then all promptly yelled at him to go away from bright things and rest!
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
This is a busy week!
Tomix is out getting his laser eyes and I'm working on reorganizing the Castle Valtrith town, getting the static version of the Dark Night war set, making the opening and middle cutscenes for Friday (Tomix got the final cutscene!), updating a few new maps for Friday for you guys to search for... things, getting items together for Twig's Black Marker Shop and the Half-Off Shop (huge thanks to Jorath and Peachii for their help!) for Friday, getting together some awesome items for the 10th Beta Anniversary shop on Monday, thinking about what monsters to try and pull for possible Thankstaking Food Fights, aaaaand trying to get a hold of my Dad to get his yams recipe for Thursday's day of Overeating.
Luckily, I have this serene background to look at to calm my senses!
Saturday, November 29, 2014
You've followed the trail of crazy-eyed robots and are hot on Voltabolt's trail! Who took him? For what nefarious purpose? Vill zou be ablez to savz him in timez?!!
Friday, November 28, 2014
The Black Friday shop is now live! This year we've gone simple and classy (and kept Twig away from the markers) and Tomix has recolored some of the most popular weapons and items that we've released this past year for you snatch up for your heroes! The best part is, there's no lines!
The mysterious letter you got that sent you to the Deadlands in search of a scrap of cloak has now been moved to everyone's favorite letter-keeper, Ash! So if you still haven't had time to get your relic, never fear, the quest is still available!
Unfortunately, the quest for this week does need to be delayed until tomorrow. We apologize but we need juuuuuust a little more time to defrost the tofurkey (and animate some stuff).
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
This Friday, it's not who or where, but When! And it vill be zpectaularz!
Also, the Thankstaking Storybook is now live in your Book of Lore! Get caught up with Thankstakings past before Friday!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
In addition to the half-off shop, Twig's Black Friday Shop this amazing Energy weapon will be in an LQS shop that will all appear at midnight, EST, Thursday night!
There will be just 2000 of these energy weapons available for 425 Dragon Coins, this Friday, starting at midnight, Thursday night. As with past LQS items, this scythe will have a special free merge item available from the Black Market Moglin to level it from 30 to 50 to 70 to 80!
Keep fighting those Turducken, guys! When you hit 50% a few of our traditional war minigames will unlock! There will also be a new cutscene unlocked, which should help with the... variety of food available this year!
Friday, November 16, 2012
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.... ;)
Thursday, November 15, 2012
This week we'll see two new MoP members who are going to be helping out with this year's Thankstaking!
Just who could these mysterious new mercenaries be? Log in tomorrow to find out!
And now a word from the Kensai!
Well, it’s been a year (real time) since Voltabolt shrank us and left us to fight the food monsters that were all over the table. This year, it’s going to fall on the MOP to help avert a problem. Two new MOP recruits have been chosen to deliver a very special recipe to Oishii. Mayor Landis does NOT want to see repeats of the problems that plagued Mayor Rayf during this holiday to celebrate the harvest.
So this Friday, you will follow the two MOP recruits who have a very special package to deliver, and soon, very soon, the Thankstaking feast will follow. With two skilled heroes to deliver this package, nothing can go wrong… can it? As long as Oishii follows the directions nothing strange will happen with the food right?
Monday, November 29, 2010
Happy post-turkey day food coma recovery period! (Wow, that's a mouthful. Much like Thanksgiving Day was for most Americans!)
If you experienced the great feasting that is Thanksgiving this past weekend, I hope yours was full of food and merriment with friends and family! I had a great time visiting Rolith's family in rural Pennsylvania, the land where so many great coders come from! (Note: that smell you smell when you're driving over there is probably a hog farm. Or mushrooms. You won't smell chocolate in the air unless you're near Hershey, Pennsylvania. We were not. I learned this quickly.) There was VERY much food thanks to some very nice grandmas and aunts and cousins who cooked all day. And then there was VERY much napping on couches as people slept off copious amounts of turkey and side dishes.
I went with some of his family out shopping on Black Friday. That was not nearly as scary as I thought it would be, probably because we went at 4 PM instead of 4 AM. All the crazy shoppers were gone already. And so were all the great deals. Sadface!
But even if you didn't get nifty discounts on Black Friday, you aren't out of luck yet! Today is Cyber Monday so if you prefer online shopping (like I do) then get your mouse-button finger in gear and get clicking for some great deals!
Speaking of great deals, have you seen the NEW electronic gift certificates for BattleOn Points at HeroMart? (Electronic means no shipping!)
You can buy them in the following denominations:
- 5,000 BP for 25.00 USD
- 10,000 BP for 50.00 USD
- 15,000 BP for 75.00 USD
- 20,000 BP for 100.00 USD