After a long hiatus from working on Dragon Duel I believe it’s time to kick things into action. Over the past two years Dragon Duel has faded in and out of my memory, and for good reason. These last two years have brought major ups and downs to my life. Some of these events have caused me tremendous pain, others pure joy and love. When I started working on Dragon Duel in 2006 the world I lived in was untouched by the realities of life that set as your responsibilities grow. Because of this my world went from working on projects I was passionate about, like Dragon Duel, to working on applications for different companies. And while that type of work does bring bread to to the table, it also chips away at your passion and dreams.
So where do we go from here?
Dragon Duel was taken offline because of a series of issues: I no longer had the time to manage it properly, the economy was busted, the back-end of the game was a bit screwy, and a slew of other issues. Tian and I felt temporarily shutting it down was better than letting the game run amok. Since the time Dragon Duel has gone offline there has been multiple attempts to get it back online. Doing this however is not an easy task. The game has to be rebuilt from the ground up. By doing this, the game will ultimately be creating a new game.
By going down this path the walls to getting the game back online stretch higher into the sky. However, there is hope.
Some sections of the game have been completed: Battles, weapons, some basic training, a new interface. There is still a long path ahead of us to get the game back online but we are determined to do it. To stay on this path we would like to hear from you: Keep us in line, Ask hard questions, and let us know what features you would like to see. I am going to try and commit myself to writing at least one update per-week on how the development of the game is going. I want to let you into our minds and see how our development process works. If you have any questions along the way I want you to ask them and I will do my best to answer them for you.
See you next week. Please let me know what you think below.