13 Lords of Chaos
 

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September 02, 2014

Win $100 with Rixty!

Wanna get Rich with Rixty?

This is the September to remember! Rixty has teamed up with AQWorlds, and when you Upgrade and/or buy AdventureCoins using Rixty, you’ll automatically be entered to win $100!

rixty promo game card

This special Rixty offer begins now until Tuesday, September 30, so find the nearest Rixty retailer to upgrade in AQWorlds AND have a chance to win $100 =D

What is Rixty?

You can buy a Rixty prepaid card at a nearby convenience store and transfer your cash online with no fees. Rixty currently has over 18,000 convenience store locations nationwide.  You can also use MOL Point cards and Green DOT MoneyPak.

How to Upgrade with Rixty

  1. Click here to find the Rixty prepaid card retailer nearest you, and purchase a Rixty Game Card!  
  2. Visit http://portal.battleon.com and login or create an Artix Entertainment account.
  3. Click Shop from the menu, and choose Buy Points.
  4. Choose Rixty as your payment option.
  5. Enter your Rixty Code (or login to your Rixty account) and follow the instructions to complete your Artix Points purchase.
  6. Click Dashboard, and select the game user account you want to upgrade with your Points (in this case, AQWorlds!)
  7. Unlock your upgrade for AQWorlds, and you’ll automatically be entered to win $100 from Rixty!

 

Could it get any better?

Why yes—yes it can! Since Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19, we want to give you an exclusive pirate weapon when you upgrade with Rixty!

Rixty Render Cutlass

Picture coming soon!

When you Upgrade and/or buy AdventureCoins using Rixty, you’ll receive the Rixty Render Cutlass. The only way to get the Rixty Render Cutlass is by upgrading via Rixty anytime between now and Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

And you just might win $100, too. Yaar, that would be the motherload of all pirate booty!

Set sail to the nearest Rixty location near ye!

Battle on!

xoxo Beleen


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Following my dreams!

September 01, 2014

My Real Life Quest to Follow My Dreams

Courtesy of my Artix Entertainment family—and that includes YOU too.

Hello my loves! I have some exciting and literal game changing news to announce!

I have just accepted an adventure quest to follow my real world dreams.

Hehe, clever, I know. But that is exactly what I’m going to do: I’m going to pursue my true passion as a professional balloon entertainer

ascot balloon hat aqworlds beleen in real life

Balloon animals are much more than squeaky colorful creations (although they totally are and are simply adorable!). Balloons allow me to express my artistic side using a real-life 3D medium, create literal one-of-a-kind balloon creations, and, most importantly of all, brighten the days of those all around me.

Seeing hundreds to thousands of smiling faces on a daily basis (not exaggerating) is the greatest joy I’ve ever experienced. 

Balloons make me so happy—like the happiest I have even been before.

beleen candy cane balloon girl

But you… everyone who plays Artix games and/or who are Artix team members… you guys and gals make me so happy too! So how can I pursue my balloon artist dreams while still being close friends with you all?

The solution?

Artix Entertainment wants to help me on my balloon adventures.

beleen surprised animated gif

OMG. Artix and Galanoth and Alina and everyone else here at the Secret Underground Lab are 150% supportive of me following my balloon dream!!!

And you know why?

It’s because everyone at Artix Entertainment is family! And family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.

zorbak stitch spoof

LOL Zorbak totally looks like Stitch. Thanks, Oishii!

Starting today until mid September-ish, I will be off following my dreams to enhance my balloon bending skills and entrepreneurial endeavors—but I’ll still be helping out as much as I can with AQWorlds. I’ll still do the weekly newsletter, and some FaceBook and Design Notes posts, and a Twitter chirp here and there, because you’re all my friends and family and we totally gotta stay in touch you know? =D

So this is sooo not goodbye—it’s just a heads-up that I’ll be AFK for a little while.

Please direct all game-related Tweets to @Alina_AE, @Memet, and @ArtixKrieger, and please direct all silly-animal-related Tweets to @BeleenAE =)

Have fun everyone, and Battle On!

xoxo Beleen the Balloon Bender


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Next Saga Maker

August 29, 2014

13 Lords of Chaos Saga Finale

The Queen of Monsters Rises!

Journey into the Realm of Chaos to confront the Queen of Monsters and face all 13 Lords of Chaos one last time… as the world begins to shatter around you! There is only one thing you can do to save your home and the people who depend on you: defeat Drakath and confine the Queen of Monsters to the Chaos Realm for another millenium! The fate of the world rests on the single, most important choice you will EVER make, Hero!

What will YOU Do When the Queen Rises?!

LQS Sale Begins at 10:30 AM Today!

Starting this Friday, August 29th, at 10:30 AM server time, head to our Limited Quantity Set page to grab one of these insur-MOUNT-ably awesome sets! Each set also comes with a unique badge in your Book of Lore! Watch for more preview art of the weapons, helms, and female armors tomorrow (and maybe a movie showing the flying!)

7 full sets go live today!

Limited Quantity Set Restock Schedule

The Gryphon LQS opens at 10:30 AM this Friday, August 29th! (That is mid-morning, server time.) Not sure when that is in your part of the world? Here's a timezone converter to make setting your alarm easier!

  1. 10:30 AM Friday
  2. 8:30 PM Friday
  3. 6:30 AM Saturday
  4. 4:30 PM Saturday
  5. 2:30 AM Sunday
  6. 12:30 PM Sunday

Find out more information on our Design Notes!

Double Boost Weekend!

Oh MAN, you guys! This has been one of the CRAZIEST summers in AE history... all thanks to Chaos! And to thank you guys for battling alongside us as we take down the Champion of Chaos and begin the trek towards the next main storyline, we have a DOUBLE Rep, XP, CP, and Gold boost going on all weekend long!*

* Server boost suggested by your fellow hero Zoraith! (What a generous guy! /cheer)


Tags: Alina

 

August 27, 2014

Limited Quantity Mount Sets

Rare Collectors... It's Time To FLY!

For the first time EVER in AQW's history, we're able to release 4-legged mount armors, and we're giving those who like collecting rare gear the first crack* at grabbing one of these one-of-kind shining trophies that only a select few will possess!

Starting this Friday, August 29th, at 10:30 AM server time, head to our Limited Quantity Set page to grab one of these insur-MOUNT-ably awesome sets! Each set also comes with a unique badge in your Book of Lore! Watch for more preview art of the weapons, helms, and female armors tomorrow (and maybe a movie showing the flying!)

Introducing: The GryphonRiders!

This elite mounted legion of the Dragon Khan's army will reach our area this Friday, August 29th! You'll be able to find out more information on them in Battleon, as well as a link to the Limited Quantity Set website where you can purchase the set!

Walking and flying versions sold separately.

Shadowscythe Gryphon 

  • Price: 1,500 ACs
  • Quantity: 7,500 sets
  • Initial stock: 3,500 sets
  • Restock amount: 800 sets (per restock)
  • Includes 2 armors*, 2 helms, 1 weapon, 1 cape, which do 10% more damage against dragons and gives extra XP!
  • Set comes with 1 flying mount armor and 1 regular human armor.

Shadowscythe GryphonRider 

  • Price: 150,000 gold 
  • Quantity: 15,000 sets
  • Initial stock: 10,000 sets
  • Restock amount: 1,000 sets (per restock)
  • Includes 2 armors, 2 helms, 1 weapon, 1 cape which do 10% more damage against dragons and gives extra XP!
  • Set comes with 1 walking mount armor and 1 regular human armor.
  • If you have EVER purchased a membership for your AQW account, you will be able to unlock this shop for gold.


Walking and flying versions sold separately.

Dread Leopard Gryphon 

  • Price: 1,000 ACs
  • Quantity: 5,000 sets
  • Initial stock: 3,500 sets
  • Restock amount: 300 sets (per restock)
  • Includes 2 armors, 2 helms, 1 weapon, 1 cape which do 10% more damage against dragons and gives extra Rep!
  • Set comes with 1 flying mount armor and 1 regular human armor.

Dread Leopard GryphonRider 

  • Price: 150,000 gold 
  • Quantity: 15,000 sets
  • Initial stock: 10,000 sets
  • Restock amount: 1,000 sets (per restock)
  • Includes 2 armors, 2 helms, 1 weapon, 1 cape which do 10% more damage against dragons and gives extra Rep!
  • Set comes with 1 walking mount armor and 1 regular human armor.
  • If you have EVER purchased a membership for your AQW account, you will be able to unlock this shop for gold!

Bright Gryphon (Flying)

  • Price: 1,500 ACs
  • Quantity: 7,500 sets
  • Initial stock: 3,500 sets
  • Restock amount: 800 sets (per restock)
  • Includes 1 armor, 2 helms and 2 capes, which do 10% more damage against Undead monsters and gives extra Gold!
  • This gryphon is a flying mount.

Walking and flying versions sold separately.

Bright GryphonRider 

  • Price: 150,000 gold 
  • Quantity: 15,000 sets
  • Initial stock: 10,000 sets
  • Restock amount: 1,000 sets (per restock)
  • Includes 1 armor, 2 helms, and 2 capes, which do 10% more damage against Undead monsters and gives extra Gold!
  • This gryphon is a walking mount.
  • If you have EVER purchased a membership for your AQW account, you will be able to unlock this shop for gold!

GryphonRider Guards

  • Price: 150,000 gold 
  • Quantity: 30,000 sets
  • Initial stock: 15,000 sets
  • Restock amount: 3,000 sets (per restock)

  • Includes two armors and helms: Dread and Shadowscythe GryphonRiders, which do 10% more damage against Human monsters and give extra Class Points!
  • This set is available for EVERYONE to purchase!

Limited Quantity Set Restock Schedule

The Gryphon LQS opens at 10:30 AM this Friday, August 29th! (That is mid-morning, server time.) Not sure when that is in your part of the world? Here's a timezone converter to make setting your alarm easier!

  1. 10:30 AM Friday
  2. 8:30 PM Friday
  3. 6:30 AM Saturday
  4. 4:30 PM Saturday
  5. 2:30 AM Sunday
  6. 12:30 PM Sunday

How Do Limited Quantity Sets Work?

  1. Log into a special LQS webpage on AQ.com 
  2. Purchase the set using either ACs or gold (if you have EVER upgraded your account, you can purchase the Legend sets for gold!)
  3. Log into AQW and find your set badge in the Book of Lore (no character page badge attached.)

Note: Item quantities will restock throughout the weekend so that everyone gets a fair chance at the gear. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

  • Will there be enough items for everyone? No, but with multiple restocks your changes of getting an item are pretty good... as long as you keep an eye on your clock and don't miss the restock!
  • Will item quantities update automatically? No, but once you purchase an item from the shop or revisit the page, you'll see an updated amount. 
  • If a set doesn't sell out right away, will the restock amount roll over? Yes. The next restock amount will always be added to the previous amount of gear. Gear not sold before a restock will remain in the shop.
  • Will the items be 0 ACs? All items sold in the LQSets will be 0 ACs, so you can keep them in your bank for free, forever!
  • Do I have to be a Legend to buy the Legend-only sets? You do not need to have an active upgrade to purchase the Legend sets, as long as you have upgraded your account at any time in the past!

Find examples of the web page's layout on our Limited Quantity Set FAQ page

*We WILL do more mount armors in the future, so do not worry if you miss out on these for some reason!
** Price and quantity adjustments were added at 10AM on August 26, 2014 


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August 27, 2014

Free to Play Games

The real life scoop on how “free to play games” make money 

Ever since Artix Entertainment was founded in 2002, we have embraced the Free to Play Games model. Artix always dreamed of making fun games that everyone could enjoy, and all our games are free to download and free to play.

artix-entertainment-games-lineup-free-to-play-mmo-rpg

But… how does a video game company make enough money to support their team of dedicated programmers, artists, writers, game designers, and coffee-deliverers, while at the same time paying for bandwidth, advertising, traffic, web domains, and ninjas?

The answer: Artix has to rely on YOU.

Memberships and Microcurrency bundles (in AQW’s case, Legend upgrades and AdventureCoins, respectively) are how Artix Entertainment stays afloat. Some players might think we’re just money-grubbing individuals, spending their hard-earned cash on expensive cars, fancy dinners, and lavish parties...

In addition to his clever Vine, Cysero also wrote this AMAZING Facebook post about where all the money goes from Membership and AC sales:

real cysero facebook post free to play games money

Please take a few moments and read that over—it’s well worth it. Here’s the TL;DR version:

“Making a game and keeping it alive is very expensive, and all the money that you pay AE goes back into the games. We're not getting rich off you guys—we're just making ends meet THANKS to you guys. AE is YOUR company; you built it and you keep it alive. Thank you. 

With all that being said, everyone here at Artix Entertainment hopes you continue playing and enjoying all our games! And, should you wish to see Artix thrive for years to come, won’t you please consider supporting us by upgrading to a Legend and/or buying AdventureCoins?

How to Support AdventureQuest Worlds

There are a lot of ways to get an upgraded Legend Membership and AdventureCoins that will support the AQWorlds team and Artix family!

Artix gift certificate

Worldwide:

USA:

  • Openbucks (Burger King “Crown Card”, SUBWAY, Circle K, Sports Authority,
    CVS, Shell, and Dollar General cards) 
  • Rixty/Coinstar
  • Zeevex  
  • Visa Gift Card 
  • Amazon Cards  

Canada:

Brazil:

  • Rixty Card

Europe:

  • PaysafeCard  
  • Ukash 
  • Visa Gift Card 

Middle East/North Africa:

  • OneCard / Smart2Pay
  • CashU

Asia:

  • Cherry Credits (Singapore, Philippines)
  • MOLpoints
  • Gudang Voucher (Indonesia)

Big hugs for everyone!

Thank you so much for being a part of the MMO AdventureQuest Worlds. You know, you are so much more than just a player—you’re family! In fact, everyone who plays Artix games and/or who are Artix team members are my family too.

You guys and gals make the BEST family ever!

And when you give back to AQWorlds by Upgrading and buying AdventureCoins, you are helping your Artix family support each other—staff members and players alike! 

The entire Artix team looks forward to continuing our video game adventures alongside you. Thank you so much for everything thus far, and please contribute if you can, so that everyone who stumbles upon an Artix Entertainment game can forever heed the call of

Battle On!

xoxo Beleen! =D


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August 27, 2014

Voting Ends This Week!

AQWorlds, Artix Entertainment, and Beleen nominated in the 2014 Dragon Slayer Awards

Thanks to you and all our wonderful heroes,

  • AdventureQuest Worlds is nominated for Most Passionate Fan Base
  • Beleen is nominated for Community Manager of the Year
  • Artix Entertainment is nominated for Best Community Management Team
  • and AdventureQuest Worlds is nominated for the Most Engaged Design or Dev Team

in the 3rd Annual Dragon Slayer Awards presented by Guild Launch!

vote now in dragon slayer awards

Voting ends THIS WEEK, so please tell your friends, your family, Facebook connections, Twitter followers, Instagram buddies, and anyone else with an internet connection to vote for US so WE all can win the Dragon Slayer Awards!

Vote on!

xoxo Beleen =D


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August 26, 2014

Friday: 13 Lords of Chaos Finale

The Queen of Monsters Rises!

Journey into the Realm of Chaos to confront the Queen of Monsters and face all 13 Lords of Chaos one last time… as the world begins to shatter around you! There is only one thing you can do to save your home and the people who depend on you: defeat Drakath and confine the Queen of Monsters to the Chaos Realm for another millenium! The fate of the world rests on the single, most important choice you will EVER make, Hero!

What will YOU Do When the Queen Rises?!

Friday: GryphonRider Limited Quantity Sets!

For the first time EVER in AQW's history, we're able to release 4-legged mount armors! Starting this Friday, August 29th, at 10:30 AM server time, head to our Limited Quantity Set page to grab one of these insur-MOUNT-ably awesome sets! Each set also comes with a unique badge in your Book of Lore! Watch for more preview art of the weapons, helms, and female armors tomorrow (and maybe a movie showing the flying!)

Get all the details and the most up-to-date quantities and prices in this Design Notes!

DOUBLE Rep, Class Points, XP, and Gold This Weekend!

This is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and we want to make sure that since you're here for it, you get the MOST we can give you! So, beginning this Friday at 10:30 AM (same time as the LQS starts!), all servers will get double the rep, gold, XP, and Class Points... ALL WEEKEND!


Tags: Alina

 

August 26, 2014

New HeroMart Loot: Dragon Plushie

Stuffed Animal Dragon ‘Drellie’ Available Now!

Move over Moglins—there’s a new mascot in town!

Beleen in real life orange drellie plushie

Behold the Orange Drellie Plushie at www.HeroMart.com!

What is a Drellie?

Who’s that Plushie, mon?

Orange drellie whos that pokemon spoof

Despite Cysero calling it a carrot pig… it’s actually an adorable little dragon plushie called an Orange Drellie!

spoof whos that pokemon revealed orange drellie

Orange Drellie @ HeroMart

This plump, soft, and squishy bundle of joy is over 9” tall and has a heart that’s over 9000. This Drellie sailed all the way from Peach Seas, and comes with exclusive in-game items for your favorite video games, too!

Peach Seas?

Story mode activated! Peach Seas is an online boutique created from the imagination of Arielle Hill with the support of her family and friends. Peach Seas designs irresistibly unique and expressive characters, hoping to inspire creativity by sharing memorable content and charming merchandise with their fans. 

Peach seas arielle hill girl

“What began in 2013 as a labor of love for myself and my hard-working macro team (consisting of my mother, Julie Hill, and dear friend, Jocyne Smith) has now begun to develop into a profoundly rewarding experience,” says Arielle Hill, founder of Peach Seas and creator of the Orange Drellie Plushie. “We continue to meet spirited individuals who truly appreciate and adore our characters. This small yet devoted fan base has been tremendously motivating and supportive. Although we are currently limited on time and resources, we have exciting new releases planned to bring all the whimsical creatures from the Peach Seas universe to life!” 

Hooray! Who doesn’t love whimsical creatures? Thanks Arielle for sharing your story AND your Drellies with us! <3

Now, what did you say about In-Game items?!

Oh yes, your Orange Drellie plushie unlocks a harvest of in-game items!

Drellie promo items

MMO AdventureQuest Worlds

  • Orange Drellie (Pet)
  • Orange Battle Drellie (Battle Pet)
  • Orange You Glad (Helm)
  • Orange You Sad (Helm)
  • Orange Drellie Hat

DragonFable RPG 

  • Orange Drellie Pet
    Damage: 5-13 Nature, Rarity: 77,
Bonuses: Crit+1, Bonus+1

Original RPG AdventureQuest

  • Drellie Spell: Drellie Blaze

MechQuest RPG

  • Drellie Front Shoulder Weapon
    Damage: 4-8 Explosive,
Energy: 2, Cooldown: 2

zorbak drellie promo

Limited Rare: Zorbak Bundle ONLY

  • Zorbak Drellie-Rider (Pet in AQWorlds)
  • Zorbak Drellie-Rider (Battle Pet in AQWorlds)
    All your guidmates will be jelly when you’re battling with a Drellie!
  • Collector’s Rare Rarity 
  • PLUS all the other in-game items listed above wooohooo!

Orange you glad this Drellie is available, adorable, and affordable?! Claim your Dragon plushie now at www.HeroMart.com!

Click here to Claim Your Dragon Drellie Plushie!


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August 25, 2014

Bring on the DragonCon

2014 DragonCon Information


dragoncon 2014 panel artix

Artix Panel Date & Time
 

WHEN: Saturday, Aug 30th @ 2:30 PM 
WHERE: DragonCon : Grand Salon D room @ the Hilton Atlanta hotel
WHY: To launch the 13 Lords of Chaos poster, to talk about our new Mobile game AQ Dragons, to showcase a new secret Mobile game, and to meet and greet our biggest fans—like you!

Launching: 13 Lords of Chaos Poster!


chaos lords poster

To commemorate the epic finale of the current AdventureQuest Worlds storyline, we are releasing this AMAZING 13 Lords of Chaos Poster, featuring all 13 Chaos Lords drawn & painted by Diozz and Dage the Evil. The entire Artix team will sign these posters at the lab before they are taken to DragonCon. Anyone attending our panel on Saturday, August 30 at DragonCon will be able to buy these posters before ANYONE ELSE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!  

New Mobile Game: AQ Dragons


AQ dragons preview

So you want to know more about AQ Dragons? So OF COURSE DragonCon is the best place to do so! The Artix team will reveal everything we know about the upcoming mobile game, AQ Dragons, at our panel. This is so much better than piecing together tidbits of information via our Twitters =)

Spoiler Alert: Secret Mobile Game Project


Ah yes, a new secret mobile game. Well… it won’t be much of a secret for those who attend our DragonCon panel! And I cannot say much more about it… because it’s been kept a secret from me, too! >…..< 

How to Survive DragonCon


dragoncon survival guide

Cysero is your best bet for surviving DragonCon. And he’s posted a full length survival guide here.

On behalf of the entire Artix Entertainment team, we hope to see you at the Artix Panel @ DragonCon this Saturday, August 30th, in the Hilton’s Grand Salon D room!

DragonCon shirt artix panel

xoxo Beleen =D

Ps... IDK what that drawing up there is for. Cysero drew it... so maybe you can ask him about it on his Twitter


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Update Maker

August 23, 2014

Finale Release Part 1 Update

Chaos Takes Control, Part 2 This Coming Week

Last night, we released the first part of the Chaos Saga Finale... and Chaos has reigned since then!* This release was one of the biggest we had EVER worked on, with 17 cutscenes in 23 places over 6 maps (that is over a month's worth of normal release content)!

Though we worked on this for a full 2 weeks, and a number of you guys were able to finish the release, many more were not due to a quest complete timing issue.** This issue looked to be fixed in testing, but upon hitting the servers under load, we saw it reappear... and for that I apologize.

We have added in new code that should fix the issue. Testers are confirming that this weekend, and Monday we will add it to Sir Ver so that Legends can help us confirm it under heavier server load. If all goes well, we will add it to all other servers next.

Until then, this weekend, you can play through the first of four Chaos endings in the /dragonbattle map if:

  • You've chosen your Chaos Lord form in Mount DoomSkull
  • Watched the first cutscene in the /shadowattack map
  • You've watched the first cutscene when you /join confrontation

Those who did finish the release will be able to quest for Drakath's Armor later tonight, when we remove the Wheels of Doom and Destiny.

Drakath's Armor Quest

This is hands-down the HARDEST quest in-game, and word is starting to spread about what it requires! It will only take you 13 days to complete IF you already have some of the most valuable items in-game. This is absolutely end-game content, for those people who have finished all of the storylines and want a new, more challenging goal to complete.

Wheels of Doom and Destiny Leave Tonight

Shortly before midnight server time, the Wheels of Doom and Destiny will be removed from the game. The merge shops will remain, as previously announced.

* When we called this the Summer of Chaos, I did not think we were literally predicting it!
** This is the same type of problem that makes it difficult for some people to complete the Voltaire quests in the /saloon map, and can quickly become a complex one to fix.


Tags: Alina

 
 


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