Adventurer's League Board,
December 21, 2012
The celebration was awesome!
Greetings David’s BFFs,
2012 has been an exciting year for Altera, and it’s not over yet! Check out the 12 Days of Altera Event, the return of the Winter Festival, and the Catastrophe Update to help you end the year with a bang. And as we step into a brand spanking New Year, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the fun times 2012 held!
On to the reminiscing! I always tear up for this part...
We’re 1 Year Strong!
September marked the 1 year anniversary of Dragon Nest, and adventurers came out in droves to celebrate with the GMs. Thanks for making Dragon Nest what it is and supporting us through another year of adventuring!
By 2012, adventurers should have had plenty of time to master their skills and scour every town and dungeon in Altera for experience and loot (like me). But there are always new adventurers in need of expert help, so the Mentorship System was added to allow experienced players (like me) to help out new players! Mentors and pupils both get all kinds of gifts and bonuses for participating. I remember when I was a new adventurer, bleary eyed and lost in the world...
Kind-hearted adventurers were given the chance to exercise their philanthropy skills via the donation system, and they found that they received more in return than they could ever give! If you’re ever in the giving mood, stop by Loffy in Saint’s Haven and help out the less fortunate. Personally, I’m always in a giving mood!
Early in the year, adventurers were stuck walking around at a plodding pace. Then, one day in March, the Dire Wolf Mount arrived in the Dragon Egg and that changed forever! Who wouldn’t want to ride a feral wolf mount that zips around 70% faster than the fastest adventurers? Just watch out for the teeth... I still haven’t figured out how to tame these things.
Guilds are known for being competitive, but until April, there was no way to prove which guild truly ruled Altera. That’s why we introduced the Guild Rumble, a grueling PvP mode that allows guilds to settle their differences and fight for the crown!
After the dust settled, the West Server’s “Tearless” and the East Server’s “Legit” stood above the rest and claimed victory at the first ever Guild Rumble! Since then, the rumble has returned several times and new guilds have stepped forward to fight. What will the next Guild Rumble bring?
I’m not one to send kids into battle, but when they’re equipped with cannons, robot bodyguards, and an army of mecha-quackums...I say why not? The Tinkerer is one impressive, time-travelin’ gal, and everyone should try out her unique playstyle!
Dragon Nest has expanded to Steam, bringing in a wave of new adventurers and giving people even more ways to play! Thanks to the Steam community for all the support!