Design Notes

September 17, 2018

AQWorlds Patch Notes

Check the list of bug fixes to see what the team has addressed

Reens, Cemaros and the AQW Bug Hunter team are busy squashing the bugs you submit each week to the Bug Tracker at www.Artix.com/bugs.

Please do not send non-release bugs on Twitter.  They will get lost.  Make sure you send bug report forms!

Check back weekly to see if the bug you reported has been addressed.  Please remember that not all bugs are "easy fixes" so some reported and confirmed bugs from each week may not be on the fixed list as they will require more time or a different person to fix them.

If you would like to know how the reports go from you to fixed, check this page:
http://www.aq.com/lore/guides/BugReportFAQ

Bug Fixes:

  1. “Minotaur in the Mirror” quest now goes away once you complete it.
  2. Knave1 has been convinced to stop telling you he still has a rare shop. (button removed from apop)
  3. Hashi Hime’s “Return to Akiba” button now returns you to Akiba.
  4. Cutscene #3 “Teleporting Town” replay button now plays.

Art Fixes:

  1. Paladin’s Curse eye glow now glows the colour of the eyes.
  2. Ulric has been trained to heel.
  3. Ambassador Cape and Cape of Guiding no longer turn sideways when you move.
  4. Seraphic Commander has been Van Gogh’d.  (ear on base model removed)

Not Fixed & Why:

Just A Reminder! When you send art reports, this is not a guarantee that things will change.  Unless something is very obviously broken, it falls into the category of an opinion.  When possible, the original artist is consulted and their opinion is the final opinion. 

You can also read more about this on these Design Notes.

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September 14, 2018

Return to the Celestial Realm

Help us celebrate Aranx's real-life birthday!

Log in this weekend for a bounty of Good gear and a great adventure as we celebrate Aranx the ArchAngel’s real-life birthday! Battle to help him locate the long-lost Lady of the Celestial Realm, Arthelyn. Whoever captured her holds the heart of an entire people in their hands… or claws. We MUST save her to secure the safety of the Realm!

Battle through a succession of pocket dimensions as you search for Arthelyn, the ruler of the Celestial Realm. Find her, and we save the Realm... for Good!

Battle this weekend's minibosses and event boss for all-new drops, then complete this week's reward quest for a chance to get the pieces of the Fallen DeathKnight set. Each of the 0 AC drops will stay forever... EXCEPT the Fallen DeathKnight Accoutrements (the dual wield light orb/darkness dagger), which leaves September 28th.

Tags: Alina,
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September 14, 2018

Moglin Kickstarter Ends Sunday

Help us make our dream of moglin plush a reality!

This is the FINAL WEEKEND for the AdventureQuest:Moglins Kickstarter! You've had moglins at your side in our video games. Now, help us bring Moglins to the real world! Check out our KickStarter to see what's coming, and discover the stretch goals the community has unlocked.

Once the KickStarter has officially ended, we will extend pledges via BackerKit, an affiliate of KickStarter. If you've been waiting to pay via PayPal, this is your chance! All pledges through BackerKit will count towards reaching the final stretch goals.


Moglins like Twilly, Zorbak, Twig, & Quibble are magical forest creatures born in our video game worlds. Back our Moglin Kickstarter to help them escape and join you in the real one.

Of course, each Moglin also comes with a code to unlock an in-game pet of itself in multiple Artix Entertainment video games.


Unlock the Master of Moglins CLASS in AQWorlds with the $120 Ultimate Moglin Collection. The Class art shown above is a KickStarter exclusive. (You will still be able to get the class by purchasing all 12 moglins from HeroMart after the KickStarter ends, but the art will be different.)

Oh! Our new Artix Games Launcher lets you play our games (with your moglins) without needing a browser or the Flash plugin.

Put a Moglin on your desk to cheer you on. They’ll keep you company while writing, drawing, coding, and gaming. Moglins love to watch your favorite shows with you...even when no one else will. You can keep the joy for yourself, or give a Moglin to someone you love.


Moglins are the ultimate sidekicks for real life adventurers like you. Help us bring them from the fantasy world into the real one!

Check out all of the Moglins on our Kickstarter Page...

Tags: Alina,
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September 14, 2018

New Birthday Gear + LightCaster Class Returns

Limited Time Celestial-Themed Gear Shop Arrives Friday!

Find Aranx’s Celestial Birthday gear in the Featured Gear shop in your game menu! These are some of the best Good and Evil-themed items we’ll release this year, but they won't be available for long.

Limited Time Rare gear in this week's Featured Shop:

  • The First Fallen armor 
  • The First Fallen helms, wings, and weapons
  • The First Risen armor
  • The First Risen helms, wings, and weapons

The above items will go permanently rare on September 28th. The following items will be available until September 28th, then will not return until 2019, during the next Celestial Realm zone update.

Returning gear in this week's Featured Shop:

  • Evolved LightCaster
  • Silken Hood of Light
  • Glowing Halo and Locks of Light
  • Glowing Halo of Light
  • Shining Blade of Glory
  • Shining Blade of Glory (member gold version)

Updates to LightCaster Class + LightMage Class

The Good news: the LightCaster Class is CRAZY strong and REALLY easy to get.
The Not-So-Good news: the LightCaster Class is CRAZY strong and REALLY easy to get.

If you do not have the LightCaster Class yet, starting this Friday, you'll need to obtain LightMage Class. LightMage is LightCaster’s younger sibling. It’s a less powerful but balanced version you'll unlock if you own the Evolved LightCaster or Enchanted LightCaster armors. 

In the name of improving class diversity and healthier game balance moving forward, we're making some changes to the LightCaster Class requirements.

The Better news: If you already have the LightCaster Class, NOTHING changes for you. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Go on blasting bad guys like you always have.

The Best news: LightCaster Class is NOT CHANGING or being nerfed. (BUT Heroes who do not already have the class will need to hit level 80 before they can start to unlock it.)

 If you don't have LightCaster Class yet, head to this Design Notes post to read more. You've unlocked a new quest!

Tags: Alina,
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September 12, 2018

Tonight: Live Moglin Puppet Show

Join us at 6 PM EST for the craziness!

Yup... this is actually happening! We will be streaming LIVE from the Artix Entertainment Secret Underground Lab tonight (Wednesday the 12th) at 6 PM EST, 3PM PST. You are invited to watch from your web browser or the new Artix Games Launcher. For the link to the livestream, simply check our Moglin Kickstarter page at Artix.com/Moglins on the day of the show for the link.

Hosted by the Moglins (voiced by Artix, Cysero, Vesper, Thyton & the AE Team) it will be about 30+ minutes of anything-goes Moglin mayhem and you'll want to watch LIVE because you can chat with us as the show goes on, and your choices will change how the puppet show plays out! It has a little something for everyone and, just between us, we went a little bit overboard on the props, scenes, and... well, you kinda need to come be a part of this. Also, we may never be stupid enough to do something like this again. *gulps*

P.S. When Kimberly from One-Eyed Doll heard we were doing the show she wrote, sang, and produced an original song for it! It will be premiered at the show.


P.P.S. There will be a live stream tab to our new Artix Games Launcher! So you can watch from there and also play all of our games without needing that soon-to-be-obsolete Flash plugin!


Tags: Alina,
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September 10, 2018

How to Get LightCaster Class: Update

If you've already got the Class, this does not apply to you

 

The Good news: the LightCaster Class is CRAZY strong and REALLY easy to get.

The Not-So-Good news: the LightCaster Class is CRAZY strong and REALLY easy to get.

 

 

In the name of improving class diversity and healthier game balance moving forward, we're making some changes to the LightCaster Class requirements.

 

The Better news: If you already have the LightCaster Class, NOTHING changes for you. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Go on blasting bad guys like you always have.

 

The Best news: LightCaster Class is NOT CHANGING or being nerfed. (BUT Heroes who do not already have the class will need to hit level 80 before they can start to unlock it.)

 

If you don't have LightCaster Class yet, pull up a notepad and read on. You've unlocked a new quest!

 

LightMage Class: the Precursor to LightCaster

If you do not have the LightCaster Class yet, starting this Friday, you'll need to obtain LightMage Class. LightMage is LightCaster’s younger sibling. It’s a less powerful but balanced version you'll unlock if you own the Evolved LightCaster or Enchanted LightCaster armors. 

To get LightMage Class:

  1. Talk to Aranx in the /celestialrealm map (click "Shops")
  2. Buy the Evolved LightCaster armor from the Evolved LightCaster Armor shop.*
  3. Get the Evolved LightCaster Token from its shop.
  4. Use this token to purchase the LightMage Class.**

Rank up your LightMage Class and enjoy!

*If you already have the LightCaster Class you can get LightMage for free by buying a free LightCaster Token C from the same shop.

**The LightMage Class Shop will only appear if you own Evolved LightCaster (or the Rare Enchanted LightCaster). If you have Enchanted LightCaster, then you will use that Token to purchase the LightMage Class.

To get LightCaster Class:

  1. Talk to Aranx in the /celestialrealm map
  2. Get the Evolved LightCaster Armor. Buy the Evolved LightCaster armor from Aranx’s shop shop to get the LightMage Token.
  3. Get LightMage Class. Click “LightMage Class” in Aranx’s apop once you have the LightMage Token to get the Class.
  4. Complete Aranx's Celestial Realm quests. You’ll need to do all the quests in /celestialrealm and /lostruinswar to access the farming quest
  5. Get LightMage to at least Rank 1 and gather all the items required to start the quest, then begin the LightCaster Quest. Accept Aranx’s LightCaster Class quest to begin (Level 80+ required, at least 1 rank in LightMage required and the items listed below)**
  6. Complete the quest to unlock the LightCaster Class.

Rank up your LightCaster Class and enjoy!

** The LightCaster Class quest can be found by clicking ‘Shops’ and then ‘LightCaster Class’ on Aranx in /celestialrealm.

LightCaster Class Quest

Requires LightMage (rank 1)

Items required to start the quest are:

  • Guardian of Spirits’ Blade  
  • Avatar Of Death’s Scythe 
  • Lance of Time 
  • Burning Blade 
  • Burning Blade of Abezeth

Guardian of Spirits’ Blade  
Defeat Infernal Knights or Fallen Knights in /celestialrealm, /lostruinswar or /lostruins 
Turn in Trapped Spirits to Aranx in /celestialrealm by clicking ‘Farming Quests’

Avatar Of Death’s Scythe 
Defeat Undead Hounds in /lostruinswar or /lostruins
Turn in Energy of Death to Aranx in /celestialrealm by clicking ‘Farming Quests’.

Lance of Time 
Defeat Infernal Imps in /celestialrealm, /lostruins or /lostruinswar
Turn in Captured Time to Aranx in /celestialrealm by clicking ‘Farming Quests’.

Burning Blade 
Defeat Diabolic Warlord in /lostruinswar for a 1% chance to get a Burning Blade.

Burning Blade of Abezeth
Defeat Aranx in /celestialarenad for a 5% chance to get a Burning Blade of Abezeth

You'll need Aranx’s Pure Light to complete the quest, which has a 10% chance to drop from Aranx in /celestialarenad starting this Friday!

Now that the how is out of the way, here is the what! 

LightMage Class

(Armor art and skill animations match LightCaster)

Auto Attack (1)
Double click a monster to start Auto Attacking it. This is a basic attack, taught to all adventurers. Damage dealt is based on your weapon damage.

Light Beacon (2)
Cast down an elemental light beacon upon the target. Does lite damage and applies In The Beacon increasing the amount of damage your opponent takes by 2% per stack and lasts 10 seconds if not re-stacked. (Stacks up to 50 times)

Light Beam (3)
Beam your opponent with a ball of pure light. Deals significant damage that is guaranteed to hit but cannot crit. Each hit applies a stack of Blinding Light which decreases your opponent's chance to hit by 5% per stack and lasts 12 seconds if not restacked. Maxes out at 2 stacks.

Lumenator (4)
Casts a net of light upon your allies. Heals for 300% spell damage to up to 6 allies and applies Lumen which increases damage, crit damage, crit chance, hit chance, dodge chance, haste and damage resistance all by 8% for 12 seconds. Cannot stack.

Seared by the Light (5)
You focus the power of the entire sun on a single point. Does a large amount of damage on hit then deals 400% damage over 10 seconds.

Bright Mind (p1)
Increases Intellect by 8%

Light Speed (p2)
Increases Haste by 8%

Power of the Light (p3)
Increases all damage done by 10%

All in all, this is a solid single target mixed healing/dps class with a decent group buff. It doesn’t have that absolutely busted well rounded good-at-everything-ness that LightCaster has but it will hold you over for pretty much any non-major boss fight in the game. Also, pro-tip, LightMage and LightCaster's auras are different so you can stack LightMage's Lumen with LightCaster's Illuminated!

 

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