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Big Changes Coming to The Panzer Dragon and Enigma Saga

What's up, everyone? I normally don't do the news posts, but since there's going to be a lot of new stuff coming out, I figured I'd fill you in on everything that's going on right now with the comic, and future plans for it!

Site Changes

As you may have noticed, there's a new banner and a new background for the site. I've been working on making the page more pleasing to the eyes in terms of looks, and to make it stand out a bit. I've wanted to do some form of a makeover for it, and I finally had the extra time to do it. I've also got brand new navigation buttons and brand new links that will be going up. Keep your eyes out for that in the coming weeks.

And speaking of links, because of what I'll be doing with the links, I'll be creating a Links page which will have EVERYTHING on it! The link to the comic's Facebook page will be on this page at the very top. There will also be a link to the Tumblr Edition of the comic, which I've been working on for the last several months. I'll finally be linking those two sites together, and that link can be found on the page as well once I get it going.

Another thing that I'll be working on (which I've been meaning to for a while now) is a complete overhaul of the Characters page. I will be rebuilding that from the ground up with ways to navigate to the character of your choice. That's something I will be working on throughout the coming weeks as well, so be sure to check that out.

Updating Schedule

Okay, so I know for a good while, I haven't been consistent with my updating schedule, and I do apologize for that. To go into a very brief summary of what's been going on with the schedule and why I wasn't consistently updating when I said, it's mainly been because of my hectic work schedule, some personal issues going on in my life that I needed to address, and planning for the launch of a YouTube channel. It was difficult to find a balance with everything going on, but things are slowly coming together and I feel very confident that I can return to updating consistently at 12:00PM EST every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. That being said, the updating schedule that I started with will remain the same, and you can look forward to new strips Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

I've also started updating ahead of the comic so that if my days do get hectic again, at least I won't have to worry about making another update. I plan to keep myself at least a week ahead of you guys, but I may push it to two weeks to be safe.

The Official Facebook Page

For a while, I had a Facebook page for the comic strip when I was doing the original series. It was inactive for quite a bit before the release of PDE Zwei. Once it released, I started using it again as a means for delivering the latest news and exclusive content for the comic, as well as create a community for the comic strip. I've done a lot, and there's still a lot more work to be done, but the ultimate goal for the Facebook page is for it to be a community for the comic, and that's where I want to take it. I'll be adding more additional content and I'll start trying to do more newsletters for any super big announcements for the comic.

The reason I mentioned the Facebook page in this massive update is because I want the community to grow. I'm not looking for it to explode, but if the community can become bigger, that would be fantastic. I want everyone to help grow the community by sharing the page with their friends. Anyone who loves webcomics, is a fan of sprites, loves seeing Megaman 7-style comics, or just loves a good story! Share the comic with as many people as you can to help get the word out. I'll be doing the same. I consider this my baby and I want it to be the best it can possibly be.

Sappy Stuff

I promise not to make this too sappy, but this is something that I want to get off my chest.

I've been working on this comic as a whole (concept, ideas, story, characters, settings, etc.) since I was in high school. It took me years to get a solid story that I liked and wanted to run with. This is the biggest project I've ever done on my own time, and to be honest, each day that I work on things for the webcomic is a day where I can say I've accomplished something. I love this comic (probably more than I should), but it's not for trying to reach some sort of fame. I've always wanted to tell a good story, but felt like I didn't have a good means to do so, and that's when I discovered sprites. Granted this was during the height of when Bob and George was constantly updating and sprite comics were pretty big, but the more I did it, the more I feel in love with this hobby. I really love the fact that my story is getting out there, even if it's to a small crowd. I cherish the readers that I have and I'm forever grateful for each and every one of you. Even though I may not meet you in person, I just wanted to thank you for your support and for sticking around for each update. I'm glad that you're enjoying the story and again, I can't thank you guys enough.

I hope the comic has made you laugh, cry, say "DAMN!!!" during action scenes, or made you think about some things. Maybe you can relate to one of the characters in the comic? Maybe some of the words hit home with something and you're like "wow, it's like he know how I'm feeling and how I think", or something like that. My only wish is that whoever stumbles upon the comic will enjoy it, and stick around to see where this crazy adventure will go next.

To sum all of this up, I just want to say "Thank You". From the bottom of my heart, thank you guys! Thank you for everything! Thank you for checking back for new updates! Thank you for the support! Thank you for sticking around even during the crazy parts where updating was random! Thank you for just being awesome!

So, with that, I shall go back to doing my thing, and I'll be updating the website throughout the weeks. =)

- Posted by finalformsora0619 on December 16th, 2013, 12:20 pm    -   0 comments

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