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Story Slayer

April 17, 2014

Lost Knight's Eternity Blade

Tower of Doom: the Lost Knight's Tale

It is known as the Tower of Doom.

It grew from the ground over the course of a hundred years, a dark, twisting  spire of rancid flesh that reached 50 stories into the sky. At first it was merely a curiously which cast a shadow over the land (and a widening blanket of morbid odors). But soon it was apparent that the Tower was poisoning the land around it. Brave axe-wielders were sent to dismantle the Tower, but for every gash they rendered upon its surface, another layer of fetid matter grew to heal it.

An opening was discovered in the Tower at ground level, and it was decided that it may need to be destroyed from the inside out. Many warriors and mages entered, and found the bowels of the Tower to contain vast collections of the world's most terrible beasts. The Tower defended itself by raising its own army within it, and rarely did an adventurer escape with their life.

At last there arrived the legendary knight Sir Tendeth, whose expoits included defeating three dracoliches at once and saving one of King Alteon's daughters from a band of cannibalistic highwaymen. He was the most admired fighter in the realm at the time, and if anyone could make their way to the top of the Tower and find its source of power, it was Sir Tendeth.

He carried with him the fabled Eternity Blade, an ancient sword said to be forged using the metal from the heart of a falling star. With this blade, Sir Tendeth chopped, sliced, and gashed his way to the top of the Tower of Doom, with his Moglin squire Ingvald following close behind. But at the top of the Tower, Sir Tendeth discovered a terrifying creature that called itself Creel. The honorable knight fought bravely, but succumbed to Creel's attacks, and the Eternity Blade was lost in the bowels of the Tower.

Only Ingvald made it out alive, a shuddering, blubbering mess. All he could say at first was, "The Tower is Creel, and Creel is the Tower!".

The Tower of Doom extends 50 stories up, and 50 stories below the ground. Somewhere within, the Eternity Blade waits to be found. And the at the top of the Tower, Creel awaits his... or her... or its next victim.

All Adventurers of Lore must enter the Tower of Doom and take on this challenge, before the evil spreads further and can no longer be held in check.
Find the Eternity Blade, destroy Creel, or do both, and go down in history like Sir Tendeth! (Just be sure to stay alive!)

Conquer the 100 Levels of the Tower of Doom!

As the sun sets tonight, unsheathe your blades and speak to Zoshi the Monster-Hunter in the /towerofdoom. Prepare yourselves, because once you enter the beast, you'll find:

  • 50 levels of increasingly-difficult monsters and minibosses as you climb towards:
  • The Dread boss, Creel the All-Knowing
  • 50 MORE levels of increasingly-difficult monsters and minibosses as you descend towards:
  • Slugbutter the All-Consuming
  • Unlock the Quest for the Eternity Blade* at level 30 and slay bosses until you recover it
  • Slay monsters and bosses to gather resources to craft your rewards


Tags: Memet

 

April 17, 2014

Fantasy Hero Package Pass

Unlock ALL the Fantasy Hero Gear With One Pass!

We have been getting a lot of emails and tweets from players who are maxed out on ACs, have years worth of membership, or simply want to buy the gear that comes with our special packages. In response to that request, we are trying a new package: the special package pass. 

Wolfhound Warrior, Dragon Emperor, Dark Warlock sets

Buying a special package pass for $60 USD will unlock ALL of the gear from the Wolfhound Warrior AND the other two packages in the series once they are released, PLUS an exclusive character page badge!Once those packages go live in over the next several months, anyone who bought the pass will automatically get them in their badge shop in the book of Lore. 

You can find the Fantasy Hero pass in the "Special Offers" section of the in-game payment window, on the upgrade page, or on the Portal.

Why Get the Fantasy Hero Pass?

Good question! This is something very new for AQWorlds, but implementing it allows us to let many players who just want gear to unlock it without having to about missing deadlines. (We get a TON of requests from players around the world asking us to extend a package deadline for a day, a week, or a month because someone is going to miss it.)

The Wolfhound waits...

You would also have to buy 3 years worth of membership (that is $180 USD) to get all of this gear with the set-up above, but if you're a gear collector, a HUGE Game of Thrones fan like me (#TeamTyrion), or maxed out on upgrades, then this is going to be the way you want to go. 

Fantasy Hero Package Pass Items

You'll unlock all 11 Wolfhound Warrior items right now, and as we release the next two sets, you will automatically see those appear in your Fantasy Hero Pass badge shop (found in your Book of Lore)!

The full Wolfhound Warrior set comes with:

  • Dire Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • Deadly Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • The Wolves’ Fury Blade
  • Wolfhound Fangs Daggers
  • Wolfhound’s Pike
  • Wolfhound’s Crown
  • Glowing Wolf Crown
  • Shaggy Wolf Hair
  • Shaggy Wolf Beard
  • Wolfhound’s Pelt

When the Dragon Emperor Package releases, you'll unlock:

  • 1st tier Dragon Emperor armor
  • 2nd tier Dragon Emperor armor
  • 3rd tier Dragon Emperor armor
  • 1st weapon
  • 2nd weapon
  • 3rd weapon
  • Cape
  • 1st helm
  • 2nd helm
  • 3rd helm
  • and maybe more, depending on how many additional items we create for the sets!

When the Dark Warlock Package releases, you'll unlock:

  • 1st tier Dark Warlock armor
  • 2nd tier Dark Warlock armor
  • 3rd tier Dark Warlock armor
  • 1st weapon
  • 2nd weapon
  • 3rd weapon
  • Cape
  • 1st helm
  • 2nd helm
  • 3rd helm
  • and maybe more, depending on how many additional items we create for the sets!

* You will get an exclusive badge with the Fantasy Hero Pass, not the Wolfhound Warrior Ultra badge.


Tags: Alina

 

April 17, 2014

Wolfhound Warrior Package

The First of Three Fantasy Hero Sets!

Starting tonight at 12:01 AM, unlock all 11 items in the Wolfhound Warrior set with the 12 month upgrade package or choose from the 6 month upgrade, 3 month upgrade, 5000 AdventureCoin, or 12000 AdventureCoin packages for selected items from the set!

And because the Timedragon Warrior Package is ALSO running, when you buy a 3, 6, or 12 month upgrade or either the 5000 or 12000 AdventureCoin packages, you will ALSO get those items, too!

Wolfhound Warrior Tier Package!

In Lore, one thing is always true: When you play the game of Chaos, you win or you die. There is no middle ground. But we choose to defy fate, and know you will want to, as well! The Wolfhound Warrior is the first of three new tiered sets paying homage to the Game of Thrones book and television series. In the coming months, the Dragon Emperor and Dark Warlock sets will follow, too.

Unlock all 11 items in the Wolfhound Warrior set with the 12 month upgrade package starting this Friday, April 18th, at 12:01 AM server time, or choose from the 6 month upgrade, 3 month upgrade, 5000 AdventureCoin, or 12000 AdventureCoin packages for selected items from the set!

The 12 month upgrade comes with all 11 of the following Wolfhound items:

  • Dire Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • Deadly Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • The Wolves’ Fury Blade
  • Wolfhound Fangs Daggers
  • Wolfhound’s Pike
  • Wolfhound’s Crown
  • Glowing Wolf Crown
  • Shaggy Wolf Hair
  • Shaggy Wolf Beard
  • Wolfhound’s Pelt

And you'll also unlock the following Timedragon Warrior items:

  • TimeDragon Warrior Armor
  • TimeDragon’s Crest Helm
  • Armored Faceplate of Eternity
  • Eternal Piercer Bladed Staff
  • TimeDragon’s Defender Polearm
  • Blade of Eternal Victory
  • Dragon’s Victory Daggers
  • TimeDragon’s Tail
  • Eternal Fledgling pet
  • Eternal Fledgling Battle pet **
  • Character page badge
  • TimeDragon PVP Amulet +3250 

** If you already bought the Timedragon Warrior package, you will automatically get the Eternal Fledgling Battle Pet!

6 month upgrade and 12k AC packages: 

  • Deadly Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • The Wolves’ Fury Blade
  • Wolfhound Fangs Daggers
  • Wolfhound’s Pelt
  • Wolfhound’s Crown
  • Glowing Wolf Crown
  • TimeDragon’s Crest Helm
  • Armored Faceplate of Eternity
  • TimeDragon’s Defender Polearm
  • Blade of Eternal Victory
  • Dragon’s Victory Daggers
  • TimeDragon’s Tail
  • Character page badge

3 month upgrade and 5k AC packages: 

  • Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • The Wolves’ Fury Blade
  • Wolfhound’s Pelt
  • Shaggy Wolf Hair
  • Shaggy Wolf Beard
  • TimeDragon Warrior Armor
  • Armored Faceplate of Eternity
  • Dragon’s Victory Daggers
  • TimeDragon’s Tail
  • Character page badge


Tags: Alina

 

Guild Goddess

April 16, 2014

Guild Launch just launched!

Prepare to take your Guild to the next level!

I have exciting news to report: Guild Launch has just launched inside AdventureQuest Worlds!

Guild Launch AdventureQuest Worlds new release

You can log in now and speak with Elise in Battleon Town (north of Battleon, by the Guardian Tower) to begin your Guild Launch adventures.

Elise Guld Launch

BUUUT since knowledge is power, I suggest you continue reading to buff your Guild Launch INT stats. Or you can watch my goofy video tutorial showing you how to create your free Guild Launch Account and sync it with your AQW account =D

Watch the Guild Launch Tutorial Video

 

Click here to watch the full-sized Video Tutorial on YouTube

What is Guild Launch?

Imagine if Paladins, Elves, Wizards, and Dragons ruled Facebook… the end result would be Guild Launch! Guild Launch is an epic social networking and website hosting tool that will take you and your Guild to the next level.

Guild Launch Homepage

Guild Launch lets you connect with your Guildmates in the real world, and offers new ways to come together & battle harder in game. With Guild Launch, you can create and customize your own Guild forum, set challenges and achievements, chat across AQW servers, enable voice chat, and more (translation: endless possibilities here, folks).

Oh yeah… and it’s FREE to create your own Guild Launch account! It seems the best things in life ARE free, after all =)

Guild Launch FeaturesGuild Launch Flag

  • Always available, use wherever you can use a web browser 
  • Custom forums and layouts
  • Recruitment and Guild search tools
  • Guild news
  • Customizable challenges and achievements
  • Guild calendar
  • Voice and cross-server chat (coming soon!)

Guild Leaders, listen up!

If you are the Guild Leader of your AQW Guild, it’s up to you to create your very own Guild Launch Hub to make communicating, recruiting, expanding, sharing adventures, and battling with your Guildmates easier than ever before. Here's an AWESOME example of the Tercessuinotlim Guild page!

Guild Launch logo

Spoiler Alert: in the near future, AQWorlds and Guild Launch will be showcasing the BEST Guilds (major shout outs to you and your Guildmates), hosting our 1st ever Guild Contest, and releasing exclusive Guild Launch quests and item rewards. So be proactive and create your free Guild Launch account now!

GuildLaunch twitter icon

 

GuildLaunch Facebook icon

 

Got Guild Launch Bugs, Probelms, or Issues?

Never fear, the Bug Tracker is here!

Bug Hunter

We hope that you have a flawless victory with Guild Launch, but should you encounter any problems, please send the AQW team a bug report and we will fix it as soon as we can!

 

Guilds 101

Need some help with your Guild inside AQWorlds? Check out the Guilds Chapter in the Lorepedia here!

Guild banner Lorepedia

As soon as time allows, I will post a video tutorial on how to create a new guild, how to invite Guildmates, show you all the perks of being in a Guild, and delve deeper into Guild Launch goodies =)

Some features in /guild not working

For now /join guild cities and halls has been removed as we revamp the system and make it all shiny and better.  More on that to come.

So what are you still doing reading this? Log in to AQWorlds now and prepare to take your game to the next level with Guild Launch!

Battle On!

xoxo Beleen =D


Tags: Guild Launch new Features Beleen

 

Pass Maker

April 15, 2014

Wolfhound Warrior Tier Set

The First of Three Fantasy Hero Sets!

In Lore, one thing is always true: When you play the game of Chaos, you win or you die. There is no middle ground. But we choose to defy fate, and know you will want to, as well! The Wolfhound Warrior is the first of three new tiered sets paying homage to the Game of Thrones book and television series. In the coming months, the Dragon Emperor and Dark Warlock sets will follow, too.

Unlock all 11 items in the Wolfhound Warrior set with the 12 month upgrade package starting this Friday, April 18th, at 12:01 AM server time, or choose from the 6 month upgrade, 3 month upgrade, 5000 AdventureCoin, or 12000 AdventureCoin packages for selected items from the set!

The 12 month upgrade comes with all 11 of the following:

  • Dire Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • Deadly Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • The Wolves’ Fury Blade
  • Wolfhound Fangs Daggers
  • Wolfhound’s Pike
  • Wolfhound’s Crown
  • Glowing Wolf Crown
  • Shaggy Wolf Hair
  • Shaggy Wolf Beard
  • Wolfhound’s Pelt

6 month upgrade and 12k AC packages: 

  • Deadly Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • The Wolves’ Fury Blade
  • Wolfhound Fangs Daggers
  • Wolfhound’s Pelt
  • Wolfhound’s Crown
  • Glowing Wolf Crown

3 month upgrade and 5k AC packages: 

  • Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • The Wolves’ Fury Blade
  • Wolfhound’s Pelt
  • Shaggy Wolf Hair
  • Shaggy Wolf Beard

NEW: Special Package Pass!

We have been getting a lot of emails and tweets from players who are maxed out on ACs, have years worth of membership, or simply want to buy the gear that comes with our special packages. In response to that request, we are trying a new package: the special package pass.

Buying a special package pass for $60 USD will unlock ALL of the gear from the Wolfhound Warrior AND the other two packages in the series once they are released. Once those packages go live in the near future, anyone who bought the pass would automatically get them in their badge shop in the book of Lore.

You would have to buy 3 years worth of membership to get all of this gear with the set-up above, but if you're a gear collector (or just a HUGE Game of Thrones fan, like me... #TeamTyrion) or maxed out on upgrades, then this is going to be the way you want to go.


Tags: Alina

 

Cleanin' House

April 15, 2014

What's Going Rare This Friday?

Last Chance For Dage's Birthday Items

Dage's 2014 birthday events, shops and items are leaving this Friday, April 18. So if there's anything you want but haven't had the chance to pick up, now's the time!

Last chance to look this gorgeous.

Shops leaving this Friday:

  • Dage's Dark Birthday Shop

Maps leaving this Friday:

  • /undervoid (Undead Apocalypse event)

Items leaving this Friday:

Other stuff that will be leaving

Dage's 2014 birthday events, shops and items are leaving this Friday, April 18. So if there's anything you want but haven't had the chance to pick up, now's the time!

  • Beleen's Hero's Heart Rares shop, including Bluddron and Paragon of Love sets
  • Seasonal Carnaval items and quests (though the /carnaval map will stay!)
  • Lucky Day maps and rare/seasonal items


Tags: Memet

 

Moglin of Doom

April 14, 2014

Tower of Doom Dungeon Crawl

Can you fight your way to the top?

Monster Hunter Zoshi has found the mother lode - a giant tower filled with every kind of monster imaginable! This Friday, battle your way to the top - and the bottom! - of this colossal column to prove to the world that you are a champion monster hunter!


Doomie, doomie, doomie!

When you enter the tower, you'll be able to climb your way to the top - or tunnel far into the ground to the bottom - for a pair of ultra-disgusting, high-level boss fights. As you fight your way toward them, you'll encountertons of different monster types, and even old bosses from your past.

Hunt for the Eternity Blade

Players level 30 and up will also be able to accept a quest for the fabled Eternity Blade. Anyone who manages to obtain this very special sword will be entered into a really awesome contest - we'll be posting the details about this later!

  • Design notes about the Wolfhound Warrior tiered special package* will be coming tomorrow!
  • We'll also be talking about the new Special Package Pass!

* Earlier DNs said this was a Class, but that was an error. It is an armor set with 3 variants.


Tags: Memet

 

Blade

April 12, 2014

AQW: Chaos in a Comic 2

13 Lords of Chaos comic: Alteon Vs Sepulchure!

Blade's been hard at work on this comic series and part 2 is done! If you missed part 1 don't worry, you can find it right here!


Click to view larger image!

The 13 Lords of Chaos storyline all started with an invasion, so that is where our comic begins! Created by one of AQWorlds' newest - and funniest - artists, Blade  will be recreating the 13 Lords of Chaos in comic form one panel at a time! Wish him well, and enjoy!


Tags: Comic

 

LTS Maker

April 11, 2014

Dark Dracomancer Gear

Dark Dracomancer Limited Time Shop!

Drakor the Dark Dracomancer* is pushing Quibble out of Battleon this Friday to display his Etherstorm wares.** He's got a set of draconic morph gear that will make your enemies fear and your friends /cheer! Click on the different armor parts to turn from human warrior into a draconic death-dealer!

Weyr do you find it? Battleon!

The shop will be available for a week hours... and the countdown begins this tonight!

* Loves alliteration
** You'll be returning to Etherstorm later this month in the Dragon's Descent mini-arc! 


Tags: Alina

 

Update Maker

April 11, 2014

Save the Princess

Battle-testing in Breakstone's New Tutorial

The quest to create a new and improved tutorial continues! Earlier this week, we released the first version of our new Breakstone tutorial for you guys so we could hear your thoughts. We need you to help us make the tutorial as easy to understand, helpful, and engaging for new players as possible! 

Thank you for helping us test!

We've made a lot of changes based on your feedback, including:

  • Have Zorbak mention blue arrows pointing to clickies
  • Add “A Hero is Born” achievement for completing tutorial
  • Add a Cape and a Helm to Zorbak’s shop to showcase shops
  • Change info text to “Double click a monster to begin attacking”
  • Give Galanoth better directional text
  • Rework Zorbak's quest
  • Explain story better (bring back part where Princess explains Ring of Dragon Control)
  • Change Enhancement shop

That is not all of the changes you suggested that we are going to make, though! We've got a running list, and we will keep adding improvements.

How-To Cutscenes Added

One of the best pieces of feedback we received over the last couple days was that you REALLY want knew players to learn how to chat, use the interface, and learn how to report people breaking the rules. We agree!

Yara explains the User Interface

After you finish the last battle, walk past Artix and Robina onto the Slime Road. You'll meet Yara the Paladin. She's got some helpful tutorial cutscenes for you to watch:

  • How to chat
  • How to use the User Interface
  • How to report other users
  • Links to the Design Notes
  • A list of game commands

We are also planning to add how-to tutorial cutscenes for the following:

  • How to use the Enhancement system
  • How to use the Book of Lore
  • How to use shops and your bank

Do you like these tutorial cutscenes? Would you like to see us do more? If so, let us know! These cutscenes will also be added to Battleon AND in the Book of Lore, as well.

High-Level Boss Battles in Breakstone

We REALLY appreciate that you guys are helping us test... but we know that most of you are higher than level 3-6. That's why we added high level versions of the Dread Dragon. If you are a high-enough level, you'll see a button to take you to level 30, 45, or 60 versions of the boss. 

Each version drops exclusive items: the Mystical or Warriors' Beast Master armor and helms!


Tags: Alina

 
 


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