I recently returned to Classic after an impromptu 2 year hiatus. At very first glance, I was a tad disapponted (because I looked at the map and didnít see much in the way of new areas), but then I went exploring and I was EXTREMELY impressed by what I found. So I want to give credit where credit is due. And to give this thread purpose beyond me talking about things that are months/years old for everyone else, Iím declaring this a thread to give thanks and appreciation to all the awesome work Dusty and co. have done/are doing (for no pay. For no reason other than the fact that they are passionate about this game and making it the abaolute best it can be).
The castle is a masterpiece. I had quite a bit of fun figuring out what secrets lie within (and when I saw the interactive furniture (conveyer belt, spikes, switch, spawn point, etc), omg I was psyched (Iíve still only begun playing around with it and seeing what unique ideas i can come up with). I wanted that stuff for so long and itís there!
I love all the attention to detail (and discovering with my friend that the pulleys actually ring the bells. That was fun).
The bounty quest (and added number of and variety of baddies) is brilliant.
MOD circus events are brilliant.
Using the tiles from Nexuses past as house layouts you can purchase is brilliant.
My only disappointment (and this is all on me) is knowing there was a videogame-themed Nexus i missed. That stings a bit.
Oh, the accessory slot!! Thank you. Adds a whole new layer to character customization. And most importantly, I was able to purchase a bunny tail which is PERFECT for my rabbit character slot (which I believe i got from storybook Nexus, if memory serves me). It could not be more perfect (and adorable!).
I love the rotating stock (thatís being implemented in many shops currently).
I love that the hammer (and boomerang) is at least a part of the game (though it took me a bit to figure out it does no actual damage, i just love using it. Love the FFA events altogether).
This thread is not for complaining, itís not for suggestions, itís not to reference bugs or anything you arenít happy with. Itís solely for positive feedback regarding anything/everything in Classic you love, updates you appreciate, changes/additions you like, and events that have brought you enjoyment. Because the devs and graphic artists work damn hard and they deserve our love, our appreciation, and to know theyíre doing an awesome job.
Thereís a reason Era, Olí West, and all other incarnations of Graal have nothing on Classic. Updates and new content is never rushed. So much time/effort/love is put into every addition. The graphics introduced lately have been absolutely stunning (as a long-time player with some of the REALLY old stuff, I can greatly appreciate how much more sleek and polished hats/mounts/furniture/tiles/etc look lately. (The sacred grove that the warp ring initially takes you to.. absolutely gorgeous)
We, the playerbase, must remember that the people who keep Classic thriving are those who are doing it voluntarily. I see Dusty working really hard because this game means something to him. Well it means something to me too. Iíve met so many amazing people on Graal, and I have so many fond memories with said people. This isnít just a game to me. Itís an important part of my life, and it always will be.
Spread some love.