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April 18, 2015

Twilight's Arcana Item Raffle

Unlock the Blade, Quest, and a Chance to Win 1 of 100 Weapons!

This weekend, channel the power of the Mana Plane! Find the Twilight's Arcana Blade in your game menu until May 1st and get a chance to win 1 of 100 exclusive prizes!

  • The Twilight's Arcana Blade unlocks a quest for the Twilight's Orb Staff from a new NPC hidden inside the game next week
  • The Twilight's Arcana Blade gives 20% more XP when equipped
  • 100 heroes will win the exclusive Twilight's Edge Spear and unlock an exclusive quest for the Dark Dawn Daggers

Twilight's Arcana Raffle Details

The raffle winners drawing will be held on Friday, May 1st, 2015, and prizes will be awarded the next week! Each piece of the Twilight's Arcana set was crafted by magically-talented guest artist, Zee the Legend!*

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*One of the original AdventureQuest's artists

April 16, 2015

Feed Your Fear This Weekend

Upgrade to Battle Through the Nightmare Realm!

Battle through the Land of Dreams and Nightmares in the ultimate test of courage! Face your fears, fight to stay alive, and learn who sent you on this deadly - and mysterious - quest. JUST as you arrive at the Phoenixrise Gate... Memet the Nightmare Moglin appears! She's got a terrifying test for Legends this weekend... all to satisfy a mysterious stranger and their need to know more about YOU!

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Legends can /join nightmare to begin the Nightmare Gauntlet. Face some of the most horrifying fears Memet can through at you:

  • Clowns
  • Snakes
  • Spiders
  • Needles
  • Heights
  • and more!

Note: you'll need to have completed the Legend-only Brimstone release to begin Memet's trials. If you're all up to date, /join nightmare and talk to Memet, then watch the first cutscene to begin!

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Find horrifyingly-cool gear in Memet's shop, plus some nightmarish item drops from monsters inside the Gauntlet! 

The Vaderix Have Attacked the Guardiant Tower!

ALL heroes can /join comet tonight and battle the Vaderix! This invader (and its spawn) rode the comet that struck Battleon's Guardian Tower on Monday. Take on the Vaderix in this first encounter with a nightmarish new species of monster!

The Vaderix has a chance to drop its armor, helm, and cape for heroes brave enough to battle it!

Don't miss any of this weekend's other exciting releases:

What are YOU most afraid to face in this weekend's release? Tell us on Facebook, on Twitter, on Reddit, and the forums!

April 17, 2015

Save the World with Captain Lore

The Earth Day 2015 Seasonal Event is Live!

Be a hero, join the clean-up crew to save the world from the evils of pollution! Captain Lore is back and he needs your help again! /Join pollution to help Captain Lore battle General Pollution, the foulest villain around, free his eco-friendly energy platform from the chaotic clutches of General Pollution! Reduce, reuse, and recycle as many elementals as you can to unlock Captain Lore's shop and gain access to the greenest gear in the game! 

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He also needs your help fighting on the side of nature to keep a smog-spewing factory closed for good. Once the largest source of pollution in Lore, the long-abandoned Totengeld Factory has been consumed by nature and has become a habitat to many forms of life. 

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But now, the CEO of Totengeld Industries has been released from jail and intends to reopen the factory’s doors. It’s up to you to stop him before he destroys Lore with his toxic waste - and dominates it with his mind-controlling energy drinks! Tonight, /join totengeld to start the battle!

Need help battling through the Earth Day seasonal event? Check out the event guide in the Lorepedia!

April 17, 2015

New AQWorld's Website!

Now responsive and mobile friendly

AQworlds Responsive Website

Hiya guys! We really hope you like AdventureQuest World's new webside design. It is now responsive and mobile friendly. May favorite part is that you can access the Play button from every single page. It is in the upper right corner. The navigation is really easy to use too... especially on phones and tablets. I would like to thank Miko for all of her hard work on this update. There are still a lot more pages to convert to this new format, so you will see things continually improving over the next few weeks. If you find any bugs or problems please send Miko and I a bug report at www.Artix.com/Bugs!

AQWorlds Website Now works on all devices

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April 16, 2015

Next Friday: Discover the Spy

Battle to Save the Seraphic Order from the Undead Legion!

The Saga of Dage's Betrayl continues next Friday with the "Laken's Rise: Undead Legion Infiltration" story release! The Order of Seraphic Paladins are charged with keeping Lore safe from Evil... specifically the kind Dage and Nulgath spread thoughout our world! But something is amiss...

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Answer the call of the Seraphic Paladins as they seek out the spies sent by the Undead Legion, then help purge the Order of Dage's dark influence. Cut the ties that bind to free them from the power of Dage's dark plans!

Make sure you're up to date!

Battle through Nulgath’s Shifting Planes cavern as Dage the Evil in the final tests to earn his Mark of Mastery and became one of Lore’s most feared Necromancers./Join darkfortress to take down Nulgath’s most loyal minions to prove that you are worthy of leading the Undead Legion… but be wary, because Nulgath the ArchFiend is deadly, and he will exploit any angle in order to stop his apprentice from ascending! 

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Play AS Dage the Evil and begin the quest for your Mark of Mastery. Once you have that, your time as Nulgath's apprentice will be over! But beware: the Shifting Planes caverns are NOT for the unwary. You never know from one step to another where you'll end up. Oh.

There are only two rules in the Caverns:

  1. DON'T touch the skull with red glowing eyes.
  2. Sometimes, to survive, you have to break the rules.

Don't miss next week's other new releases:

  • Dage's Necromancer arrives in AQWorlds! 
  • Player Suggestion Shop update!
  • And more!

April 16, 2015

AQWeekly News: April 17

New Game Releases on Friday!

New game release in online mmorpg Adventure Quest Worlds

Brandish your blade, conjure your spells, and join over 17 million players in the ever-expanding world full of quests and adventure! That’s why we call it... AdventureQuest Worlds! This week’s newest game release features our first-ever free player Pets, the Armor of Awe, and much more. 

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April 15, 2015

The Armor of Awe

Begin the quest to create the set this Friday!

The Blade of Awe is one of the most iconic weapons in Artix Entertainment's game arsenal... but it's not the ONLY Awe-some equipment in the series! This Friday, begin your quest to unlock one of the brightest and most noble armors in AdventureQuest Worlds: the Armor of Awe!

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Three Ways to Unlock the Armor of Awe Quests

Talk to Valencia in the Museum and head to the crossroads to begin your quest for glory, fame, and AWE!

AQW Legends:

  • Buy the Legendary Awe Pass from Valencia to begin the quests immediately!

AQ Guardians:

  • Have rank 5 Blade of Awe reputation
  • Be at least level 35 
  • Buy the Guardian Awe Map from Valencia to begin the quests!

Everyone else:

Once you have unlocked the Armor of Awe quests, prepare to BATTLE! You'll need to complete a quest to gather each of the following armor pieces:

  • Breastplate
  • Pauldron
  • Vambrace
  • Gauntlets
  • Greaves
  • Helm

Each of the above quests will reward you with one "Piece of Awe Armor" merge item. Once you have all six pieces, you can create the Armor of Awe set in Valencia's merge shop!

History of the Armor of Awe

In the original AdventureQuest, the Armor of Awe was first worn by King Awethur; after he turned evil, the guardians of the old kingdoms trapped him in a tomb, then broke his weapon, the Blade of Awe and had hidden the pieces. 

In DragonFable, the Armor of Awe has not yet been found, but Valencia and the Hero work with Trey Surehunter to find the Blade of Awe during the Earth Orb Saga. Once they do, some pretty wicked events take place (you should play them here!). Ultimately, they find and BREAK the Blade of Awe, mirroring the actions in AdventureQuest, their alternate timeline.

Dage the Evil, our lead item artist, has been a fan of the original AdventureQuest for years, and is still really inspired by the art and stories from those early years. He's created an updated look for the Armor of Awe in AQWorlds so that all of you can enjoy it, too!

April 14, 2015

Face Your Fears This Friday

Legend-only Nightmare Realm Story Release!

JUST as you arrive at the Phoenixrise Gate... Memet the Nightmare Moglin appears! She's got a terrifying test for Legends this Friday... all to satisfy a mysterious stranger and their need to know more about YOU!

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This Friday, Legends can /join nightmare to begin the Nightmare Gauntlet. Face some of the most horrifying fears Memet can through at you:

  • Clowns
  • Snakes
  • Spiders
  • Needles
  • Heights
  • and more!

We asked you guys and the other AE team members what their worst fears were, then we worked those into this release! 

Our Fears and yours... O_O

Everyone's afraid of something. Failure, germs, their mother... whatever it is, it takes a strong person to face their fear and trample over it until it can't hurt them anymore.

  • Dolls: When I was little, I used to have this recurring nightmare about an army of dolls with weapons marching into my room. I would always wake up right before they attacked, so in THIS week's release, if you beat the dolls, something wicked-awesome happens. Take THAT, you porcelein horror-beasts!
  • Tiny holes: We WERE going to have you battle Trypophobia: the fear of small holes. Memet (the staff member) wanted a room FILLED with small holes, lotus blossoms, and eyes where eyes should not be. But yesterday, when I was checking in on J6 (our lead background artist) and his progress on the map art... he made a request he's NEVER asked for before: "Can we get someone else to tackle Trypophobia?  It genuinely grosses me out. I stopped at the research phase. Couldn't even continue."

So I got revenge against my nightmare of the past, J6 learned he's afraid of tiny little holes, and we have a NEW plan for the 6th fear: needles. This is probably for the best, as the the picures of lotus seeds on skin are REALLY gross. 

What are YOU most afraid to face in this week's release? Tell us on Facebook, on Twitter, on Reddit, and the forums!

April 14, 2015

New Mobile Game Announced!

A free single-player arcade-survival game coming soon

The creative minds behind the PvP MMO EpicDuel have teased about a "big, exciting announcement" for the past few weeks. But today is a very special day, because that well-kept secret is finally being revealed…  

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Titan, Nightwraith, Charfade and Rabblefroth have been secretly developing a new mobile game entitled “BioBeasts” while also working on EpicDuel (woah, they must drink A LOT of coffee!). Today we’re excited to showcase the progress the EpicDuel team has made so far!

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BioBeasts Bio

BioBeasts will be a free, single-player arcade-survival game for mobile devices (Android and iOS) where you control a mutating beast fighting to escape from a robot-controlled laboratory. You will control a variety of beasts as they try to escape from a lab run by the sadistic Alydriah. Defend yourself against a horde of robot guards, laboratory defenses, and hulking bosses as you claw, bite, blast, and bash your way to freedom! Unlock new beasts with special powers and obtain potent mutations to experiment with as the game progresses.

The team is already well into development and have a number of screenshots posted on their shiny new website: BioBeasts.Artix.com! Check it out and peruse the BioBeasts FAQ.

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Be sure to post your questions and suggestions on the new site! The team will respond to your questions in a post on Friday (April 17). You can also follow all the exciting new announcements for BioBeasts on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

Bring on the BioBeasts!

April 14, 2015

FREE Pets to Good Home

Aria's new Daily Pet Quest is for ALL Heroes!

CALLING ALL HEROES! Talk to Aria in the Pet Shop in Battleon to begin her daily quests to bring Twilly, Zorbak, or Twig pets along with you as your adventure through Lore! 

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Most of the time, you can only unlock pets in AdventureQuest Worlds when you upgrade your account with a membership*, but these three moglins see something special in you, and don't want to miss a moment of the action!

It will take 30 days to gather all of the resources needed to bring one of these awesome pets with you... but you'll be able to collect all three in just 90 days! 

* Battlepet versions of these three pets will be added next week, so your battle companions can do damage for you! (After the server rewrite, the goal is to let your battlepets do EXTRA damage for you!)