Oct
15

Dragon Duel Blog #1After 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.

The new Dragon Duel Battles screen

The new Dragon Duel Battles screen

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.

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  • Kalen

    How long till its up and are the weapons still the same?

  • http://twitter.com/algarope Alejandro Rodriguez

    Long Time no Playing!!! We ussed to have a great community back at DD. Hope it’s up again to join friends again! See ya soon, Data! And if that Tian in the pic is Soge, tell him he’s gay =P :ROFL:
    WTG!!!

    Zahivo (aka Z)

  • Anonymous

    Kalen,

    It will take some time to get the game backup and running. I will however be updating my blog with the progress as the game grows. The weapons are likely to change from what they were previously. I would like to expand to make the options for weapons more diverse.

  • Anonymous

    Haha. We did have a great community back then. I hope we can get it back to where it was before! See you soon Zahivo. And make sure to let us know if you want to see anything special in the game.

  • Slippywhenwet

    Does anyone even care anymore? o.O

  • Tian

    And you guys thought it was over huh ? Yes development has been rocky over the past few years. Full apologies for this. We’ll bring back the fabulous community that DD once housed and proved to you guys that we can do this ! But this is your chance to really tell us what you want out of Dragon Duel. This is your game after all. So make sure to tell us. Make sure we know what you want and we’ll do our best to make that a reality.
    Keep it easy guys. I’ll be keeping an eye on this Blog as we go :)

    Peace ! – Tian

  • Tian

    Haha yes, Tian = Sogekishu :P You know the name now remember it my friend ! Cause you’ll be seeing it a lot more soon once we really get things rolling :)
    We will have the grand community back !

  • Squall

    Nice to see an update about DD :) missing the old place where i first got in to these games. Hope it comes back up soon

    -Squall

  • Imacrackers

    i think the courage and cap of 100 energy is completely lame to be honest

    i know having tons of energy was the funnest part for me atleast to do all the battling you could,train stats or explore or whatever else..

  • Kalen

    Will there still be soul orbs?

  • Ashems

    Bitching. I need more games.. my online life is boring.

  • Kalen

    Well i miss this game and how long has it been down?

  • Rukia2008

    I miss this game so much! I miss the people and the great late night chats haha. It was a great thing to do to have fun! Bring it back fast!!!

    *~Rukia~*
    PS hey i remember you Squall hahahaha

  • Tian

    Sorry for not being in touch recently guys. What can we say, we do get busy !
    Things are continuing again as before with the Development, so i’ll be reporting in with the progress as we go.
    If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to drop us a message !!

    <3

  • Tian

    No I’m afraid Soul Orbs will not make a return to the game !

  • Dragon Reborn

    Hey can’t wait for DD to be up again!

  • Belgarath

    so what is the new information, the countdown has been finished for a LONG time, and even the beta site doesnt work, so whats the new data?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Billy-Ladik/1347774208 Billy Ladik

    It’s been 2 months from last post, any notice on when it will be back up? I really miss it. x.x

  • Bebop AKA Billy

    And, now it’s totally down. :(

  • theedge38

    damn i miss this game