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November 22, 2017

EbilCorp Takes Over Battleon

Our Thanksgiving 2017 WAR is live!

Agents of the Battleon Resistance report EbilCorp bots IN TOWN NOW! The free crates full of this year's hottest tech are on shelves now, and EbilCorp BogoDrones are monitoring sales of the eWatch. EbilCorp never gives anything away for free. Ever. This is a trap. Be on guard. And whatever you do… do NOT buy the eWatch.

Thanksgiving War Details

EbilCorp is attempting to take over the people of Battleon... and beyond! They are using BogoDrones to hold all the shopkeepers captive, forcing them to work for nothing, and to sell the eWatch. Equip it and YOU will become a slave to their ebil mission. 

  • Fight to free the hypnotized shoppers
  • Take out the BogoDrones and Dealbots
  • Turn in war medals to raise the war meter

War rewards: Alpha Rogue and Hunter sets, Dark Moglin Jester, Obsidian Reavers

War Meter timeline

  • 0%: watch the first cutscene + battle to raise the war meter
  • 25%: Unlock the second cutscene + 2 more quests
  • 50%: Unlock the war mini-boss fight 
  • 75%: Unlock the war chest (find Bido in Battleon town to get your gear) 
  • 100%: Unlock the third cutscene + boss fight

Defeat the final boss to unlock the fourth cutscene and get boss drops!

Black Friday Shop arrives 11.24.17

Starting this Friday, find all our 2017 rare Black Friday gear in Mr. V's shop in Battleon. Featured sets: Obsidian Legion Vampire, Obsidian BladeMaster, and the Shadow Void of Nulgath. The shop opens at 12:01 AM EST on Friday, November 24th and leaves December 4th.

Come back on Monday, when we'll add several cyber-themed sets for Cyber Monday!

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November 20, 2017

2017 Black Friday Shop Arrives Friday

The darkest gear of the year will be here soon!

Our Thanksgiving / 2017 Harvest Fest event launches on Wednesday, November 22nd. On Friday, November 24th, our Black Friday rares shop opens. All-new, dark variants of your favorite gear arrive and the seasonal Black Friday gear will return. Read on for a sneak peek about some of the gear you'll find in the shop!

Sneak peek list of armor prices coming in Friday's rares shop

  • Obsidian Legion Vampire armor: 1,000 ACs
  • Onyx Legion Vampire armor: 1,000 ACs or 1,000 Legion Tokens
  • Obsidian BladeMaster armor: 1,000 ACs or 100 Legion Tokens + 200,000 gold
  • Shadowed Berserker armor: 500 ACs
  • Dark Iced Jester armor: 500 ACs
  • Shadow Void of Nulgath armor: 1000 ACs or 7 gold (member-only)
  • Shadow Fox pet: 25,000 gold (member-only)
  • Dark Champion swords: 30,000 gold (member-only) 
  • Black Blunderbuss gun: 100,000 gold (member-only)
  • Dark Midknightgown armor: 10,000 gold
  • Dark Chaos Berserker armor: 100,000 gold

Many items will also drop from the war quests and boss monsters. Check them out:

  • Alpha Rogue and Hunter sets
  • Dark Hunting Hood
  • Dark Moglin Jester pet
  • Renegade ShadowSlayer set (final boss drop)
  • Blackrog Blade (1% boss drop)
  • Black Bloodriver (mini-boss drop)
  • Black Diamond Whip (mini-boss drop)
  • Obsidian Reavers (mini-boss drop)

All these dark dark rewards will drop during EbilCorp's Thankstaking war, as they attempt to entice our heroes with wicked and deadly Black Friday-themed items. It's a shadowy recruitment scheme... but EbilCorp will stop at nothing to own YOU!

Featured Player Contributor: Ferozakh

For years now, we've had a Suggestion Shop in Yulgar's Inn, where art suggested by you guys, members of our player community, are created and added into the game. This way, YOU get to help build our world, and become a part of AQWorlds forever. Earlier this year, we began taking those ideas and art sent in by player contributors and featuring them in the weekly releases. This way, their creations can be even more celebrated and appreciated by all our heroes!

 

This artist has been sharing his art with fellow heroes on Twitter for years. We've been able to watch him grow and evolve as an artist, so we're excited to include Ferozakh in next week's event!

Tags: Alina,
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November 20, 2017

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

Twilly’s Completely Harmless Holiday Shopping List

Oishii still needs....

  • Turdraken
  • Cranboggy Juice
  • Whipped Seedspitter Balls

Ok. We are in the clear.

 

Battleon Resistance Communication Module

Agents of the Battleon Resistance have spotted EbilCorp bots scouting locations in town. Shopkeepers have been sent FREE crates full of this year’s hottest new Black Friday tech: the eWatch. EbilCorp never gives anything away for free. Ever. This is a trap. Be on guard. And whatever you do… do NOT buy the eWatch. Not until we know more. Additional messages will be posted here.

11.20.17

700 hours: Culinary Specialist Oishii begins preparations for the Harvest Feast on schedule. It is imperative that EbilCorp agents do not realize we know their plans.

900 hours: Zorbak has disappeared from his cage in Battleontown. In its place is a very lifelike dummy. This does not bode well.

1100 hours: Logistics Specialist Yulgar has been called to an Emergency Meeting of the Lorian InnKeepers and Crafters Kabal (LICK)... This organization is unknown to us. Agents dispatched to recover LS Yulgar while the imposter put in his place remains under surveillance.

1200 hours: EbilCorp's slogan is "EbilCorp. A name you can trust." I do. I trust them to corrupt all that is good and wholesome about our Harvest Feast. I have heard rumors that a drone has been made in Twilly's image. I doubt they'd create a Healbot, so... if it DOES exist, it's sure to be much more nefarious and consumer-centric.

1400 hours: Mmmm, mmm. you can smell Culinary Specialist Oishii's roast turdraken for the feast all the way across town. I am surprised the EbilCorp agents haven't followed their noses to find our base. Better engage the Smell-o-Shields to keep us hidden.

1500 hours: Twig keeps disappearing to check the lastest Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales on Oishii's Culinary Compotater. I keep telling him shopkeepers do not accept fish for goods.

1600 hours: Something is watching us... But our scouts have not found anyone. Or anything. The fur on the back of my neck is prickling. 

1900 hours: A squad of Guardian Tower knights are preparing for patrol through the town. They have been instructed not to "see" anything suspicious, but to just let their presence be known.

 

Note: EbilCorp agents all have augmented eyes. This font was designed to change encoded messages into completely harmless grocery items. 

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November 20, 2017

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.

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: November 20, 2017

  1. J6 Gatling Gun can now be purchased.
  2. Darkblood Blade Pet description updated so it no longer claims to be a battle pet.
  3. Royal Centurion female armor art fix, area under arm no longer pokes into model.
  4. Platinum Pirate Mage male blinks now.
  5. Druid BattleMage art fix, stray pixel removed.
  6. Blood Ninja & Mazumi Armor will now stop imitating each other.
  7. Deathripper armor has stopped flashing undies.
  8. Dragon Self armor back arm is now one piece instead of two.
  9. Elf Hat’s ear is now CC to skin.
  10. Helm of the Highlord’s “third eye” gem now CC to eye colour.
  11. Swordhaven & Shadowfall achievement houses now have rep shops.  Brightfall has no rep associated with it, so no shop can be placed in it.
  12. Swordhaven achievement house no longer eats items
  13. Various typos.


Class Updates from Arklen and team!  
Arklen and the Class Design Team will now also be giving some information*** on what they work on each week.  Arklen would also like to let you know you can give him feedback on classes on his twitter - @Arklen_AE

  • Chaos Shaper - ‘Death Grip’ description has been updated.
  • Paladin(Silver Paladin) - ‘Blinding Light’ description has been updated.
  • Artifact Hunter - ‘Shiny Mirror Shield’ description has been updated.
  • Oracle - ‘Edited Timeline’ description has been updated.


***Obviously secret things like details of unreleased classes won’t appear here. 

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November 17, 2017

2018 Calendar Now Available

Orders begin shipping next week from HeroMart!

This year is Artix Entertainment's 15th anniversary. All year long, we've been looking back at some of the best, most classic moments in our games. As we went down the memory lane the one thing became very apparent, we could not have done it with you by our side!  We took those epic battles and crazy moments, then gathered artists from across our game teams to build the 2018 Calendar. The 2018 Artix Entertainment Calendar pre-order begins tonight at HeroMart!* 

* Delivery sneevils expect them to arrive at the lab early next week. We'll begin shipping as soon as they get here.

Unlock rewards in multiple Artix Entertainment games!

The Eternal Chronomancer art is by far my favorite, out of all the years! When you get the 2018 Calendar, you'll unlock in-game rewards inside AQ3D, AQWorlds, AdventureQuest, and DragonFable!

  • AQWorlds: Eternal Chronomancer Class + armor set
  • AQ3D: Eternal Chronomancer armor
  • DragonFable: Epoch Class + Eternal Epoch Orb 
  • AdventureQuest: Eternal Chrono Daggers

Coming soon: Immortal Chronomancer! The in-game version of the Eternal Chronomancer class and armor set - the Immortal Chronomancer - will be available later this month (after the physical calendars begin to ship). Buy an Inifinity Key for 6000 AdventureCoins from Chronix in Battleon to unlock the shop.

The Infinity Key will unlock:

  • Immortal Chronomancer Class
  • Immortal Chronomancer Armor + accessories

Note: the Infinity Key cannot be sold... so make sure you really want the class before buying the key!

2018 Calendar: Collector's Edition 

For those of you SUPER collectors, we've got a really sweet treat this time around. The Collector's Edition includes a limited "Darkovian Bloodlust" Collectors print as well as a signed copy of the 2018 calendar!

Eternal Chronomancer Class Skills

The Eternal Chronomancer Class is in progress... Arklen is just finishing up the attack animations and icons. We'll have a class skills writeup for you early next week. Until then, check out a sneak peek of the class skills.

Time Strike
Eternal Deadlock
Taking Eternity
Speed Abrasion
Rank 4 passive: Speed of Time
Rank 4 passive: Time of Speed
The Fourth Dimension
Rank 10 passive: Chronoternity

Note: the skill details posted before were from an earlier version of the design doc and do not reflect the current/final version of the skills. Please keep an eye on the Design Notes next week for the final details.

Tags: Alina,
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November 17, 2017

This Weekend: Mutations and Mayhem

Celebrate Memet's Birthday with a Nightmarish New Adventure!

True heroes defend the innocent, whenever - and wherever - they need help. This weekend, journey to a super-secret biological laboratory where the experiments were too cute to be evil… until Genetech got ahold of them!

As the good Dr. Ian Malcolm said in the original Jurassic Park... "Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should." Genetech's scientists should have watched more movies... but now, they've become part of their very own HORROR show.

  • A mysterious contagion is spreading through the lab.
  • All of the lab animals have been abandoned.
  • The most deadly experiment of them all is loose... and VERY VERY ANGRY.

Deadly (and Adorable) Rare Birthday Gifts

AdventureQuest Worlds writer + artist, Memet, is leveling up in real life. She’s crafted deadly (and adorable) new gear for you this week! Find her gear in the Featured Gear Shop in your game menu until December 1st, 2017!

  • Hedgehog Kurugami Armor and Helm
  • Nightmare Moglin Kurugami Armor and Helm
  • Wistar-287 Bank Pet
Tags: Alina,
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November 13, 2017

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.

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: November 13, 2017

  1. Blood Sorcerer no longer flashing his undies on run.
  2. Steam Engine Daggers grip adjusted.
  3. Single and Dual Grimlord Blade of Nulgath now have same damage range.
  4. Valtrith Top Hat’s ear is now CC.
  5. Bright Paladin Spires no longer tilts.
  6. Forge Token misc item can no longer be equipped.
  7. Cursed collector armor’s eyes are fixed.
  8. Turdraken Down Cloak will no longer have a yearly tag from now on.
  9. Swordhaven Castle house - the dragon statue has been convinced to stop flying away.
  10. Brightfall Fortress house’s hair customizer now works.
  11. Various map fixes and changes to make things smoother and easier to understand.
  12. Various typos fixed.
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November 10, 2017

This Weekend: Harvest Fest Returns

Help Oishii and Battle the Wretched Rider!

Before you can sit down to the hero-worthy feast Oishii's cooked up, talk to Ergotth in Feast. This ShadowMan has a mission for you, and a monsterous creature to defeat. Deal out its just deserts*, and then YOU can sit down to dessert! 

Take on the Wretched Rider

This weekend, talk to Ergotth in the /harvest map to find our more about this ancient undead creature (based on the real-world mythological creature called a dullahan), and why he is a threat to the residents of Greenguard.

All your favorite Fall holiday gear returns, then battle the Wretched Rider for a chance to earn a new seasonal reward set from Bido! The Undead Wretched Rider armor also drops from the boss quest.

Limited Time Set: Primal Wraith

Find the Primal Wraith set from Axeros in the Featured Gear Shop in your game menu until December 1st! 

The set contains:

  • Primal Wraith armor
  • Wraith's Shadowed Hood, Skull Face, Crowned Skull, Shadowed Crown helms
  • Wraith's Backblades, Wings, Flight of the Wraith capes
  • Wraith's Cursed Daggers
  • Wraith's Lantern Mace
  • Wraith's Soul Collector Polearm
  • Wraith's Cursed Blade

Olantern's Undead Edge

The October Custom Weapon winner, Olantern, has graciously decided to share his prize with ALL of our heroes for a limited time! You can find his weapon, the Olantern's Undead Edge, in the /underworld until November 17th.

He's gotten a lot of feedback from all of his friends and fellow players, and we'll be making some adjustments to the stats and adding a 0 AC tag to the item later this week.

* Just deserts are not just for dessert.

J6 Birthday Gear and Contest Prizes

J6's seasonal birthday gear will return to the Hyperium shop later this weekend and if you were one of the Pumpkin Carving contest winners, you'll see your Artix Points and AQW prizes on your accounts this weekend, too. (The AQ3D prizes will take a little longer to award, but are coming soon).

Tags: Alina,
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November 06, 2017

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.

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: November 6, 2017

  • New Achievement badges in Achievements now, and art added.
  • Midnight Assassin helm no longer oversized.
  • GrimBlade is held correctly now.
  • Non-CC Paragon Plate eyeglows fixed.
  • Bright/Shadow Claymore pets and battlepets identity crisis resolved. They are now aware they are not Sword Of Nulgath.
  • Snowball Amberarms is officially rare, and Zoshi’s apop has been updated.  
  • Various typo fixes.
  • Various map fixes for monster spawns.

*Apop is shorthand for 'a pop up', what we call those nice interaction panels on NPCs 

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November 06, 2017

This week: Harvest Fest Returns

Help Oishii and Battle the Wretched Rider!

This week, the majority of the team is working hard to bring you our EbilCorp Thanksgiving event, which releases November 3rd. While they do that, we're bringing back all our seasonal Harvest Fest events for you to battle through PLUS...

Take on the Wretched Rider

This weekend, talk to Ergotth in the /harvest map to find our more about this ancient undead creature (based on the real-world mythological creature called a dullahan), and why he is a threat to the residents of Greenguard.

All your favorite Fall holiday gear returns, then battle the Wretched Rider for a chance to earn a new seasonal reward set from Bido!

Olantern's Undead Edge

The October Custom Weapon winner, Olantern, has graciously decided to share his prize with ALL of our heroes for a limited time! You can find his weapon, the Olantern's Undead Edge, in the /underworld until November 17th.

He's gotten a lot of feedback from all of his friends and fellow players, and we'll be making some adjustments to the stats and adding a 0 AC tag to the item later this week.

Tags: Alina,
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