Design Notes

August 04, 2015

LIVE at Yulgar's Inn: Bride&Groom

This Friday, Yulgar's Inn is proud to bring you a new guest band!

Back in April, Artix talked about expanding Yulgar's Inn - adding in a live house band, quests, and fun new events. This week, our second guest band is ready to get your /party started! Yulgar's Inn is excited to bring you... Bride&Groom!

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Introducing: Bride&Groom

Bride & Groom, also known as Jesse Daniel Smith and Kaitlyn Raitz, are an independent folk music duo based out of Montreal, Quebec. Traveling across North America, they’ve played venues and festivals in Canada and the United States, grown a worldwide fanbase, recorded an EP, Christmas album, and most recently a full-length album entitled “On the Run” (now available from their website)… and we’re excited to welcome them to Yulgar’s Inn this week!

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Who are Bride&Groom?

We first learned about Bride&Groom after J6 and Cinazul visited the lab earlier this summer. They are real-life super-fans! (Which is why Cinazul is the quest-giver in the release map /grin). I can see why - once I started playing their tracks, I got into the groove (and the zone).

Jessy and Kaitlyn very clearly love what they do - that passion and sincerity comes out in their music, images, and videos. 

I hope you enjoy Friday's event as much as we've enjoyed working with them to build it! You should follow them on all the the internet places, because they are going to go far, I am sure!


Serenity's Rockin' Quests

Starting this Friday, head to Yulgar's Inn and talk to Serenity to watch their music video, then /join ontherun to begin the race to their performance! Along the way you'll need to battle the industry enemies out to keep your new friends from reaching the top!

Once you've saved the day, you can complete Cinazul's farming quests to earn merge shop tokens to take home pretty sweet Bride&Groom concert souvenirs, too!

But they are not here quite yet! While Bride&Groom are on the last leg of their trip to the Inn, why not accept the quests Serenity - Yulgar's live music promoter - rigged up for you to battle through? 

  • Quest for the VIP Pass
  • The Stick of Destiny
  • Platinum Album Shards

Each quest will reward you with an item or a merge shop resource. Collect enough of those and you can pick up gear from the NPC's merch shop!

August 03, 2015

The AQ3D Alpha Test is LIVE

The Tech Demo is OVER!

The Tech Demo was a success! We called it a Tech Demo to (unsuccessfully) avoid confusion with the previous incarnation of AdventureQuest 3D. We are changing our status now because the game's base features including Combat, Quests, Monsters, Item Drops, Maps, and the most important feature, the new Account System, have been completed.

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Thank you again to all of you who participated in the testing! We are rewarding tech demo testers with a special AdventureQuest Worlds “AQ3D Tech Demo” Badge and the soon to be ultra rare “Tech Demo Star Sword!"

  • Want to join in the fun? Upgrade in AQW and create an Alpha Test account! 
  • Read more about the Alpha Test in the AQ3D Design Notes here!

August 03, 2015

AQ3D Alpha is (almost) here!

We are SO close... but we're not there yet. 

AQ3D is leaving behind the fun Tech Demo phase today and entering a new, exciting stage of development... Alpha!

AQ3D MMO offline

 But right at this VERY SECOND, the servers are offline while we perform some merging of tables and databases and make sure the server hamsters have state of the art wee tiny running shoes. 

AQ3D Login

Once we enter Alpha Phase, a lot more people are going to be able to play. Not just active AQW members, but former members, AC purchasers, DragonLords, StarCaptains, Guardians, those who have bought Varium, Soul Gems and even Smash Coins. 

Tech Demo testers can expect their Tech Demo badges and Star Swords to arrive by the end of today, and remember that all Tech Demo testers, our new Alpha Testers and even those who tested Legends of Lore will (toward the end of Alpha) recieve the Alpha Knight armor and access to the rest of the Alpha Knight Set. 

Get your Firefox and IE ready (because AQ3D doesn't work on Chrome. They dropped support for Unity)... before the sun suts here in sunny Florida, you will be able to create your shiny new AQ3D account, and get a very early shot at grabbing the coolest character name you can think of. 

Cysero AQ3D
Hold on to your hats.

Tags: Cysero, AQ3D, Alpha,

August 03, 2015

Answer the Gold Dragon's Call

Next Friday, Recover Xergon's Egg from Pirates!

You’ve been summoned by Chrysos, Lord of the Treasure Dragons! When the most valuable object in his hoard is stolen by pirates, he needs you to brave deadly spells, a golden curse, and dire sea creatures to recover the artifact… or the entire Treasure Dragon race will perish!

This is the first main release written by ACW0, and takes place off the coast of Terra Lacuna, the Earth Island. You'll be able to unlock an Underwater Warrior armor set by new volunteer artist, Goddess, plus Legend-only Gold Dragon egg and baby Gold Dragon pets, and more!

Summer Madness AC Bonus Offer Ends Friday!

Get up to 25% more free AdventureCoins when you buy select packages until this Friday, August 7th! 

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With all the awesome events this summer, you'll want to stock up so you don't miss any of the epic reward gear - like the new Collector Class, the GroveBreaker armor set, or the Anseri Destroyer Mount armor from last week's release!

Rare Gear Leaving Friday!

The Nulgathinator 9000 set (in Nulgath's Diamond shop) and the Archfiend Genisys armor set (found in your game menu) leave this Friday!

August 03, 2015

Last Call for Tech Demo Testers!

AQ3D Alpha Test Begins... SOON

AdventureQuest 3D at will be starting the Alpha Test phase tonight (or in the event of server-explosion, early tomorrow.) This is your last chance to get in on the Tech Demo before the the AQ3D Database is reset. NOTE: All Tech Demo testers will be rewarded with a special badge and the Tech Demo Star Sword in AdventureQuest Worlds.

August 01, 2015

Suggestion Forum Changes

Help Us Make AQWorlds the Game YOU Want!

If you haven't visited the Suggestion Forum recently, you should definitely head on back! Now headed by the incredibly enthusiastic and dedicated Zyrain and his crew of crackerjack ArchKnights,*  they've worked with the devs to revamp the entire board with the goal of helping bring more of YOUR suggestions into the game.

Want to have more input into the holiday events? Or suggest classes? How about feature or functionality suggestions? All those threads and more await YOUR ideas... RIGHT HERE! 

Zyrain and the rest of the Suggestion forum team hope to see you posting your ideas soon... and so does the rest of the AQWorlds dev team!

*they are the staff assistants who read your suggestions and help keep the forum clean and orderly

July 31, 2015

Cysero's Secret Rares Shop

Want to find out what's hidden inside Cysero's Secret Rares Shop?

Of COURSE you do! This weekend, the finale of our Summer 2015 "Return of the Living Devs" event blasts off with - Cysero's Secrets: Goose of Terror!* 

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Battle through Cysero's forge to discover doorways to places you've been to and knowledge you've never known, then check out his Secret Rares shop... not-so-well hidden in your Game Menu! 

Inside the Secret Rares Shop, you'll find:

  • Anseri Destroyer Mount Armor**
  • Anseri Destroyer Hood, 2 capes, and Bow
  • Agitated Orb Battle Pet
  • Agitated Orb Pet - with a quest for 3 exclusive, very Cyser-ish rewards
  • SECRET!!! BANK PET ***

rewards from the Agitated Orb Pet quest

The Agitated Orb pet's quest has a chance to reward you with one of three exclusive items:

  • Roasted Pickle Mace
  • Cheesy Sock Mountain
  • Green Disco Orb house item

* The Anseri Destroyer Rider Art has been waiting to strike for the last two weeks... the time is almost at hand!
** The word "anseri" in the armor name comes from the Latin word "anser," which means "goose."
*** This bank pet is based on the release, and the SUPER EXTRA SPOILER RULE has been invoked. No previews or hints until after the release is live!

July 31, 2015

Cysero's Secrets

Do you dare face the Ancient Goose?

Yeah. You probably do. 

I mean, of course you do. Why else would you be here? Just cheering on your friends while they play the release? I don't think so. 

You want a piece of this goose. AND YOU'RE NOT ALONE! The Queen of All Monsters also wants a piece of him (three pieces, actually). 

My first special guest release for the Return Of The Living Devs was a lot of fun. It was a story I thought about for a while, and I think the AQW team did a fantastic job making the release come to life.

I think it surprised a lot of people because people expect zany, wacky fun from me, but It was dark and moody and very emotional and I'm so happy that so many of you played it and let the story do its job. 

For my second special guest release (of two), I really wanted to give you some of the Cysero that a lot of you expect to see. The story is dumb (but fun and has a few great surprises in it), and the gear is very nice, but the MAP is the real jewel here. I planned out each room, each twist and turn, each hidden exit, shortcut and hidden mouse-over.

Cysero is what's up.

I really tried to give you somewhere that was fun to run around. (of course J6 and Reens were the ones who had to build the map to my exacting standards and Ghost expertly animated some of my favorite cutscenes in all of AQW history for tonight, so they all have permission to hit me. Sorry, guys.)

Let's face it. There are only so many types of quests that you can go on before they all start feeling kind of similar... so, I wanted to give you a PLACE that fun to run around in. This way, if the quests start feeling like work, the map will always keep things interesting with a hidden treat in almost every room. 

Look carefully, dear player. If you want to find MY secrets... you're going to have to work for them.

July 30, 2015

What IS Cysero's Secret?

I'll Give You a Hint... It's Not Yogurt.

If you had ONE guess as to what Cysero's secret is... what do you think it could be? Tweet your guess to Cysero, Artix, and Alina, then find out for real in tomorrow night's release!

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Remember: Geese. Are. Evil.

July 29, 2015

Chaos Queen Beleen Shop Leaving

Last Chance to Get Chaos Queen Beleen Rares!

If you haven't played through the Chaos Queen Beleen release, then you are missing out! You can begin your war against the pinkification of Lore when you /join drearia! If you are a FAN of the color pink, adorably fiending things, or fan-favorite artist Nulgath, then you want to make sure you don't miss the Chaos Queen Beleen Rares shop!

The Chaos Queen Beleen shop holds:

  • Cutie Makai Bank Pet 
  • Chibi Nulgath Bank Pet 
  • Chaos Beleen Sparkles 
  • Purified Axe of Nulgath 
  • Purified Blade of Nulgath
  • Purified Scythe of Nulgath
  • Purified Polearm of Nulgath
  • Nulgaleen Horns Morph 
  • Nulgaleen Locks Morph 
  • Chibi Nulgath Helm 
  • Icy Chibi Nulgath Helm 
  • Pinkitron Armor  
  • Chibi Head Pilot 
  • Icy Chibi Nulgath Kitty Helm

The items in the July Holiday Rares shop also leave tomorrow night, so be sure to snag anything you want now, before they are gone until next year!

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