Apparently this was another part of the interview or a second interview after the previous one which you can read here. Some info would have been together with the last post I released as the Bringer information. So if it repeats you can skip the part where you have read before.
Anyways as usual bracketed comments are mine. :)
Question: What kind of design concept does Black Dragon Nest use?
Answer: The story starts from the part where Red Dragon Peta obtains the Black Dragon Jewel and attack Saint Haven. The reason for making the setting a destroyed Saint Haven was to let players play in a familiar environment yet having a new and fresh feeling to that place.
Answer: In the summer didn’t we rebuilt Saint Haven? The designers who were involved in the rebuilding were also involved with the Black Dragon project. You can say they build it with their own hands and also “destroyed” it with their own hands. While going through the nest you can see the process of Saint Haven being slowly destroyed.
Question: After the release of the Black Dragon will it affect Saint Haven?
Answer: Saint Haven won’t change much, it’s impossible to let all players experience the Black Dragon map. The nest was made for the end game player content, so its not feasible to affect other players progress in game.
Question: In the Developer’s Black Dragon Meeting there was a cannon item, is it to help players in the nest to attack the dragon?
Answer: No, the cannons can’t be used to directly attack, it can only be used at selected stages. If the cannons are allowed to be fired directly then it will affect the balance of the classes, so it’s best to not touch on this topic.
Question: Exactly how hard is the Black Dragon?
Answer: On a whole the nest is almost as hard as the Desert Dragon, The amount of stages is about the same. But the Black Dragon will be more stronger then the Desert Dragon but the elemental resistance will be lower.
(Let’s hope it’s much much lower. ==)
Question: What makes the Black Dragon special?
Answer: He has been made to be very handsome, players can see from it and link it to the story. The chest of the black dragon would show Peta’s chest plate and the claws would feature Peta’s rings.
On the black dragon you can see traces of the red dragon Peta.
The chest and rings will also have a glowing effect, at first we just wanted to set the ring to glow as a mechanism to warn players to avoid the black dragon’s skills but when we made it and found out in the testing phase that at certain angles you could not see the effect. Therefore the mechanism was scrapped.
The black dragon’s size is almost similar to the desert dragon, though his height is taller then the desert dragon. Wings are also a little bigger then the desert dragon.
Almost a week was wasted in designing the wings.
Question: When fighting the Black Dragon what must we look out for?
Answer: One of the dragon skill is the “Dragon’s Breath”. To make this perfect it troubled us for a long time.
To counter this mechanism, players would have to activate something and at the same time need teamwork from allies in the party.
Question: What is the concept of the 2nd job advancement Bringer?
Answer: Bringer’s 2nd job advancement are the Light Fury and Abyss Walker. Using Assassin’s concept as a light based healing skills are the Light Fury, the Abyss Walker’s specialty are dark based attacks. Though many players feel that Assassin that can heal don’t really fit it but we can assume that since Dragon Nest Assassin’s use ninjitsu therefore healing is not really that weird.
Question: What kind of job is the Light Fury?
Answer: To make it simple, Light Fury is a high risk high return class. He is differnt from Saints, although he has big limitations but he can be a better support to allies.
A Light Fury must be able to judge when he is needed to attack and when is he supposed to support.
Right now, Saints are a must have class in nests and with this some classes are rejected in nests.
(This phrase ^ is weird, so sorry.)
They are also trying to reduce the population of Saints overcrowding.
(Whut!? Finding a Saint for my nest runs are like the hardest thing in my server.)
When Light Fury is added, this new healer would hopefully make new line ups in parties.
Question: What is the Light Fury’s most interesting skill?
Answer: It’s the chakra healing skill. When the skill is activated the Light Fury will meditate and levitate into the air, while in the air allies will receive a strong buff, the price is that while the skill is active the Light Fury cannot attack.
The skill can be active till its off by the player. While in the air the Light Fury can avoid attacks that are direct on the ground for example stomps from the mobs.
Question: What kind of job is the Abyss Walker?
Answer: It’s the opposite of the Light Fury. His class mastery is easy and there is not much combos. Burst damage class.
He can also summon objects to aid him in battles.
Summoned objects are divided into three categories, Attack, Defense and Support. To make the summon classes individual specialization was very hard.
Most players would be able to see from the appearance of the summoned objects what kind of specialization and skill it will have.
Question: What is the Abyss Walker’s most interesting skill?
Answer: There is a skill called “Line of Darkness”. It’s equivalent of using the Swordmaster skill “Line Drive” 3 times due to the charge cool down mechanism.
He can also clone himself, this clones can be used as summoned objects and can attack specific targets. The original concept was to make the summons like the Academics but it seemed useless, therefore we made it like an AI based summon.
Though Assassins brings a very big Japan feeling but the Abyss Walker won’t be much of that. In the skill animation of the Abyss Walker we have added chinese characters, the effects were not bad. For players who understand chinese characters it would be very easy to understand the meaning behind his skills.
Question: Lastly before the black dragon release is there any message for players?
Answer: The last conference we had with players and agreed tot he changes that would be made, much were not accomplished. In the Black Dragon update, we have also balanced the classes and simplified the Dragon Jade system.
We are really sorry that players have waited for a long time. We will use actions to prove to players that we are really trying to solve this problems. We will closely look at the website and media for the problems in game.