Actually, it's Dragonfable ITSELF that's the bug and technically shouldn't exist. The reset in MQ wasn't supposed to create the DF timeline, it was just supposed to rewind time to before the shadowscythe's final invasion. Really, the ancient tech should be the ONLY things that exist, just less ancient and more numerous.
But yes, your point otherwise is correct, the reason behind the "ancient tech" is so vastly different that it really can't be compared to Tales of Phantasia.
MQ isn't exactly DF's past, though. it's a different timeline alltogether, one that happens to have had the DF timeline get split off from it and take some things with it. Also, the order of events wasn't "they ruined themselves and went back to being medieval". It's "they lost a universal war, tried to set things right, and accidentally split the universe into four different ones in the process".
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