Ether-knight of DF Q&A/EDBalance
You, Occa, shall answer my seven indomitable questions! OR ELSE!
Alright, then. Ask away, Caststarter!
Skipping melodramatics, what are your humble origins for Dragonfable?
I started playing DragonFable in middle school when my little brother was playing it not long after I discovered AQC. I created several characters to give it a try and I was intrigued by the exploration dynamics DF had to offer as well as its artistic style so on the following Mogloween, I made my first permanent account and I've been with that world since then.
Is there any event in the game you would like to have the pleasure to experience for the first time ever again?
Yes, it would be amazing to relieve the cutscenes that played when Ballyhoo promoted the film, "Shorts." They were hysterical while it lasted, but what I liked most about them was retrieving a random item from a set of beautiful rainbow-colored weapons. If it were up to me, I would have the weapons featured again in a main storyline quest with new names, new item descriptions, and might possibly be redesigned altogether.
Passing by DF, considering your artistic talents, what is your favorite method to implement in your drawings/flash creations?
I'd search for real life images in search engines or photography websites for pictures that I think would help me when I start sketching and vectoring. If I like the photo, then I'll save it so I can look back on it as a reference later. I also look at art that is used for AQ, DF, MQ, and AQW as examples if I'm stuck and even though that has helped me, I was taught to use real-life references because the method helps me interpret the environment around through what I see. That vision is a unique aspect of being an artist.
Bouncing off of that, what is your favorite creation so far?
It would have to be the Forbidden Room in Castle Valtrith where a copy of the Friday the 13th Seasonal Storybook is located. To this day, I'm still proud of the effort I put into the short animation and how much it demonstrates my passion for DragonFable.
Based on what you make, are you inspired from any particular form of media, ideas, or artistic movements?
I'm mostly inspired by anime-styled art because it is simplistic yet detailed enough to be graspable. It's a type of style that I follow most of the time both within and outside of Flash, but I oftentimes do more research and find more references if I'm weak in certain areas such as clothing, hair, and animals. As far as the lore I write goes, the adventure novels that I enjoy reading and The Last Airbender and Castlevania franchises respectively inspires me for personal reasons. When in doubt, I research moments in world history that I can draw examples from.
For the impromptu silly question, here is a scenario. A pirate is about to walk the plank for stealing his captain's pet goldfish. It is said the captain didn't take care of the goldfish but the pirate still broke the rules. Do you save the humble pirate and if so, how?
I would save the pirate and we would escape on dinghy before a riot would break out on the ship that could lead to getting tossed overboard. By the time the pirate and I reached shore, the goldfish returned to being in good health and remain happy since then.
Considering we know each other a bit and like to think of tactics every once and awhile, have particular favorites?
I had a US History teacher when I attended community college that mentioned tactics while the course was on a unit in the American Revolution and George Washington's biography. He told us that if plans are made to attack an enemy outpost, the best time to do so is at night. Counter-attacks after catching an enemy off-guard is also a personal favorite because it gives combatants a brief advantage before their opponents regain their stance.
And... that is it. I guess back to the shadows I go then. Ahh well. Good luck! Maybe. I don't know. Maybe you shall be consumed by the DF GD. Who knows. Have fun and take care!
Thank you very much and don't worry about me getting consumed. The DF Encyclopedia beat the GD to it and forum users here are typically well-behaved and friendly. I like that about the community on here.
< Message edited by Occavatra -- 3/8/2018 8:47:41 >