I will begin by saying that all Items, Events, Npc's, Quests, and Spells were wiped. This gave us the opportunity to re-balance the game and guarantee an enjoyable player experience.
Have no fear! We will still have some beautiful content before initial Alpha Release!
Now then, one of the biggest additions to our revised game are the new Classes!
Yes, I took the time to make 70 sprites and then take individual pictures of them all. Some of the sprites are prone to change!
(yes, there is only one sprite per class, but I couldn't make 5 for each class.... hope you understand)
So, our game has 35 classes, but DO NOT WORRY! Only 4 of them are available at the start of the game.
Once you begin the game, whatever your class, at level 10, you advance to the next branch.
Page --> Squire
Apprentice --> Mage
Street Rat --> Burglar
Bowman --> Hunter
When you advance, you are shown a prompt that partially explains how to advance to the next class.
Squire --> Knight
Mage --> Wizard
Burglar --> Thief
Hunter --> Hawk
From this branch, you must find an appropriate master to advance to the next 2 branches.
I skipped the Squire, Mage, Burglar, and Hunter classes, as they are virtually just more powerful versions of the previous classes.
I'll give you the Page branch of classes. For a complete list, head over to our classes page --> Skywardens.com
The Page is a loyal, hardworking warrior who uses heavy physical weapons and wears heavy physical armor. The Page advances to Squire who, in turn, advances to Knight.
The Knight, much like the page, is a powerful warrior who uses heavy physical weapons and armors. The Knight can advance to Crusader, Guardian, or Bladesman.
~Crusader The Crusader is a mighty warrior who uses light magic as well as heavy physical weapons and armors. The Crusader can advance to the Paladin!
~Paladin The Paladin is a VERY strong warrior who uses strong light magic as well as heavy physical weapons and armors. The Paladin cannot advance any further.
~Guardian The Guardian is a mobile tank that uses buffs and very heavy weapons and armors. The Guardian advances to Champion.
~Champion The Champion is a devastating tank that uses powerful buffs and very heavy weapons and armors. The Guardian does not advance any further.
~Bladesman The Bladesman is a mighty warrior that uses DOT skills such as Lacerate. The Bladesman uses medium-heavy weapons and armors. The Bladesman advances to Bladesmaster.
~Bladesmaster The Bladesmaster is the master of warriors and uses DOT and damage based skills. He uses medium-heavy weapons and armors. The Bladesmaster does not advance any further.
I am proud to announce that we now have a top notch programmer on our team! Rob Janes is excited to see where this project can go!
I , with the help of our ever-growing community, have created a new, more user friendly GUI layout! It looks great and adds more room for the player to see what's going on in the game. No more getting cornered by those terrible Fire Drakes because of not being able to see them coming!
The buttons are semi-transparent when not being used, but don't worry, they are still quite visible and become completely visible when hovered over with the mouse.
In this picture, you can easily see what I'm talking about with the buttons.
We're excited to announce a planned re-release of Alpha this Sunday!
Be sure to check it out!
Also, be sure to sign up to our new forums! www.Skywardens.com
Well, that's all for now! See you next time!