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Konstantin Fomenko
12-18-2013, 10:21 AM
<img style="padding-right:3px;" align="left"src="http://www.dawnoffantasy.com/icons/photoicon.png" />With work on our upcoming Arcana expansion almost finished, with just final testing and balancing underway, we are finally ready to start sharing more details about our largest free expansion release.

First things first - the release date. First the bad news - official release date is set for January, to fit in with Steam's release schedule. However - our current players will get early access to the full expansion pack (as a preview) in December - right before New Years. For the sake of naming a date - lets say the 29th. But we'll do our best to have this ready for you sooner than that.

And so - allow me to introduce our Arcana expansion. Although a better fitting name would be: Awesome Pathfinding & Arcana. As you might know we have been working on re-coding a major part of our game engine responsible for pathfinding, performance and controlling units, and after countless months this huge update is finally here, and will be released as part of the Arcana Expansion.

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And, of course - Arcana stands for Magic, and we are adding this new gameplay elements with a bang. Magic is a force that now rules the game world - from homelands to battlefields. Get ready to experience Kingdom Wars like never before with magic spells so powerful they will change your entire approach to combat.

You;ll get you first look at some of the spells, as well as new buildings, and new pahtfinding features in the below preview. Meanwhile, here's some of the new features


New Buildings - from Wizard Tower to Guild Headquarters
New epic units - from massive Hydra to Minotaurs
New Wizard hero character in 3 classes
Amazing magic system starting with 15 spells
New unit control system - similar to Total War games
Brand new pathfinding
New unit AI with cool things like units forming perfectly on walls
Professional localization for other languages including Tutorial and other in-game text


If you have any questions about this expansion please feel free to ask, at this time - no more secrets.


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New pathfinding allows you to task entire armies without any lag spikes or performance drops

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New directional tasking brings better battalion control - select which way your army should face, and in what formation with a click of a mouse

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New Buildings such as a Wizard Guild, with 15 magical technologies. Get ready to spend thousands of gold coins.

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Firewall Spell

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Blizzard Ice Wall Spell

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Lighting Storm Spell

Rezerian
12-18-2013, 11:11 AM
I am happy to see the game has promise and life again, I thought DoF had started to fade away.
If the pre-launch happens in Dec I better get my home town x-mas tree!

I would even buy it via market to have it all year round, just cool lol.

Look forward to having my archers line the walls in style, one of the things I wanted so bad in Beta.

As a returning Vet from Beta I am excited for this expansion!

Hi11Zone
12-18-2013, 05:36 PM
Lets keep up the great work!

Limb
12-19-2013, 01:17 AM
Thx for new expansion! Big fan of this game. Still waiting undead race in future.

IGhostbustedGod
12-20-2013, 03:33 AM
This is really exciting stuff. I wonder if someone might be able to answer really fast for many that have to be curious, with the new buildings coming in, will more great trees/building plots be made available to expand on to or will current buildings have to be destroyed to manage these new structures? (Mine are all filled with tree dwellings and I'm still only holding 46k with all research completed and houses built)

Wolffighter
12-21-2013, 02:45 PM
and about 50% don't care cause you don't reset the army size... and don't write for the third time delet your units... no one will do this!

YngBlondBoy
12-25-2013, 12:30 PM
I look forward to embedding my knights with my archers and moving them as one force.. and my Dragon is lonely.. a Wizard will make a wonderful new friend for her..

Konstantin Fomenko
12-25-2013, 12:35 PM
A bit of an update on the ETA. We are doing all we can to release the Patch 20 - Expansion Preview (well basically entire expansion for our current players) by the 31st. There is however a chance we`ll be 3 days late and things will move to the 3rd-4th of January. But still - I`m not giving up home on 2013.

We`ll keep you updated as we should have a clear date by Friday.

RsShadow
12-27-2013, 08:13 AM
This is great and thanks :)

Sunleader
12-28-2013, 10:17 AM
A bit of an update on the ETA. We are doing all we can to release the Patch 20 - Expansion Preview (well basically entire expansion for our current players) by the 31st. There is however a chance we`ll be 3 days late and things will move to the 3rd-4th of January. But still - I`m not giving up home on 2013.

We`ll keep you updated as we should have a clear date by Friday.


Dont mind that Kon
I think most people are Glad you are Back at all :P
you sure gave the community a shock
dissappearing just like that in the middle of an delay.....

Konstantin Fomenko
12-29-2013, 09:32 AM
Hopefully the next community shock will be at how awesome Arcana expansion is:)
Really good to be back - and get all that behind me, both the pleasant moments and the misery of the accident, recovery e.t.c

Konstantin Fomenko
12-30-2013, 10:42 AM
Just a quick update. The expansion patch could go live as early as tomorrow night - right before New Years. However - I think it`s best if our testing team gets to play it for couple days more - still some minor bugs here and there. So the most likely release date is the 3rd

Wilffio
12-30-2013, 11:22 AM
dammit wanted to play it before New Year :) haha nah its cool! but damn i am looking forward to it!

/Wolf

RsShadow
12-31-2013, 02:07 AM
Thanks for the update and can't wait either to play it :)

Dralmar
12-31-2013, 06:24 AM
Will there be a fix in the "unit" selection area? It is frustrating when you have a wounded peasant and cannot find them. One should be able to double click on the icon and be taken to the selected unit. Also, it seems that maybe your army will be easier to prep for battle. Now they army starts all bunched together and trying to separate the units into battle lines and such is unwieldy. Will these mechanics be improved as well?

Dralmar
12-31-2013, 06:27 AM
Sorry to hear you went through a tough time with some "accident". Glad you are feeling better physically and, sounds like, mentally. Been there, done that. Glad for your recovery.

Konstantin Fomenko
12-31-2013, 09:43 AM
Dralmar,

Unfortunately that`s not included in this update, but more to come in the future - I agree this is a major annoyance and we`ll get to this with time.

And thanks for the kind words - it was great to get back to work, to the game and to our player community.

skyofrim
12-31-2013, 10:02 AM
when is the early access? today or in a few days

Konstantin Fomenko
01-03-2014, 09:26 AM
Two more days, almost there:)

skyofrim
01-03-2014, 12:58 PM
alright i will just play something until the 5th

apebble
01-05-2014, 12:04 PM
Two more days, almost there:)

Two more days would mean today, right? At what time should it be live (or is it live now and Im missing it lol)?

Thanks :)

P.S. - Glad to see everything is back on track. You had me scared for a bit with the lack of updates. I was a Beta tester for this, and always loved the close and constant communication with the developers. Keep up the good work! You truly do have a winner in this game.

EDIT: Nevermind about the time :D

vicious666
01-05-2014, 01:50 PM
is live in 20 min