The Chaos Fan Art Contest was a HUGE success—over 400 heroes placed in the Grand Prize, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Runner Ups, and Above and Beyond categories!
And since we’re just a small indie game development company, we don’t have fancy robots to award all the winners at once. Our lovely Chronomancer Sora to Hoshi is awarding each winner one by one, so we thank you for your patience =)
Badges, Badges, Badges?!!?!
A lot of you on my Twitter have been asking about the Art of Chaos badge. Everyone who placed in a category will receive said badge.
But… there was a slight mix up at the Derp Pony Express facility…
…and we received Girl Scout Badges instead of the Art of Chaos badge! Deeerrrp!
This morning we received a partial order of our Art of Chaos badges, and Sora to Hoshi has been handing them out as quickly as she can as a new shipment is on its way.
Many will stand with you. More will stand against you!
This Friday, learn who your true allies are in the battle against chaos! And remember, what has been Chaorrupted is not always lost...
When you ressurect this weekend, the first thing you'll do is select the who your guide out of the Underworld will be.
And that choice will determine how the coming battles play out! Each of four endings is based on the choice you make at the very start of your adventure. AND determines who lives... and who dies. All the endings have pre-requisites, so make sure you have completed as much of the core (and side storylines, like Doomwood), as possible!
Also happening this weekend:
The Chaos Champion Prime armor set arrives in the Chaos Rares shop!
Nulgath's Rares and Diamond Merge shops get updated with the Time Lady/Gentleman set, the Dire Monk, and more!
Everyone here at Artix Entertainment strives to help the community in every way we can. Yesterday afternoon, the entire team at the Secret Underground Lab banded together to help #StrikeOutALS with the #IceBucketChallenge!
After rusting Artix’s real-life Paladin Armor, Artix Entertainment made a donation to the ALS Association to help raise funds for the fatal neurological disorder otherwise known as Lou Gherig’s Disease. This is just one of the many reasons Artix Entertainment is nominated in the Dragon Slayer Awards for Best Community Management Team of the year.
But this is only the tip of the ice(bucket)berg—Artix also called out three other video game studios to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:
Let’s hope they don’t get cold feet. Or wait… maybe they will after accepting the #IceBucketChallange!
And forget buckets... @BladeOfAE improvised with a ice bath!
And glow with the flow with @GiannaGlow's all-ice #IceBucketChallenge!
Thank you everyone for completing the ALS #IceBucketChallenge, and I'll continute to add more as they arrive!
For additional information about Lou Gherig’s Disease and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, go to www.ALSA.org and discover how you can be a real-life hero. Together we can #StrikeOutALS with the #IceBucketChallange and our donations!
The World Waits to For Its Destruction... Or Salvation!
As the warriors of Chaos clash with the gathered army led by Empress Gravelyn, the rest of the world battles to stay alive as Chaos ravages their homelands. Mountains shake and seas begin to boil as the Chosen One prepares to return.
While miles above the pits of brimstone and fire surrounding your Hero, Empress Gravelyn's life hangs in the Balance. Literally!
YOU are the only person who can save her! This is a battle only you can win. EVERYTHING depends on the fights you survive and the choices you make. Drakath, the Champion of Chaos, has a message for you, Hero:
If you have been on the internet lately, you've probably seen the explosion of Ice Bucket Challenge videos popping up. Maybe you've been challenged, too! A few days ago, Artix was was called out by Short Sleeve Sampson (from WWE and Micro-Championship Wrestling), as well as several of our friends and players on social media, to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. But you know us... when ONE member of the AE team is challenged, we ALL are!
Cyser(OH NO!) challenges you!
So, in the name of an excellent cause, we joined the effort to raise awareness for ALS (aka Lou Gherig's disease) by gathering the bravest, most water-resistant team members to take the plunge. We are also making a donation at www.ALSA.org! AND to keep the word of mouth spreading, we challenged three MORE game companies... but to find out who, you'll need to watch the video!
What is Lou Gherig's Disease?
ALS is otherwise known as Lou Gherig’s Disease and this challenge is all about increasing awareness of this disease. You've seen this a lot online lately and some people are saying that it's just a viral publicity stunt and they are RIGHT!
Thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge, more people than ever before are aware of ALS and the ALS Association has blown fundraising goals out of the water...
But seriously. Go Google "ALS" or head to www.ALSA.org to find out more information or additional ways you can help.
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This weekend, the Final Battle against Drakath BEGINS! The time has come to face Drakath… and END Chaos’ reign upon Lore once and for all. Face Drakath and his minions in a multi-stage boss fight which will leave your world scarred but, if you succeed, FREE from the Champion of Chaos and the Queen of Monsters!
The Champion of Chaos is waiting... for YOU!*
* Pictured above is the Chaos Champion Prime armor, available in the Rares shop.
Prepare to face Drakath: Make Sure You're Caught Up!
And the best way to do THAT is having played through this summer's Chaos finale (guide here)! If you don't have time for that this week, there are a couple things you MUST do before being allowed entry into the Confrontation map.
Battle to the top of Mount DoomSkull (or use the skip if you're a Legend)
Select a Chaos Lord form
Face the Champion of Chaos when you /join Drakathfight
Help Gravelyn raise Shadowfall when you /join shadowrise and
/Join Shadowattack and watch the opening cutscene
Then, and ONLY then will you be ready to begin the final battle! And here's a sneak peek at what it entails:
Multi-stage boss fight against Drakath and his minions in a solo map
5 maps to battle through, each with its own ending
17 total cutscenes
Long-unanswered questions and the fate of several Chaos Lords will be revealed
An ultra map against Drakath balanced for your whole guild or party
The HARDEST QUEST EVER... which will reward you with Drakath's armor (you will also be able to get the other Drakath gear, but not in THIS quest.)
NEXT week, you'll play through the conclusion to the 13 Lords of Chaos Saga... and THEN we will begin preparing for the NEXT main saga. But first you've got to take down the Champion of Chaos! /cheer
Reminder: AQWorlds is NOT ending after the 13 Lords of Chaos storyline! Geopetal has already written the first 4 weeks of the NEXT storyline which we are calling
NO SPOILERS! You're getting as bad as Artix! - geopetal
This is the Battle of a Lifetime!
The story of AQW's 13 Lords of Chaos finale is one Artix has written over and over in his head for the last SIX YEARS! The ideas for it have been in his head and in his heart since before the game began. This is the story of his lifetime, and ours, and hopefully... yours!
I still remember the day I was driving home, and he called to tell me the TRUE identity of the 13th Lord of Chaos. I was so excited to start building the finale that I almost turned right back around (and would have, if two semi-trucks did not have my little blue Fiesta blocked in).
Many of you know by now what that identity is, but some of you don't. I hope you are as excited as I was when you /join Drakathfight and learn who you have been, are, and will be in the world of Lore!Because what you've learned about your hero character - and what they have done during their lifetimes - is something that NONE of our other games have revealed.
The actions you take in this upcoming release will show that you are truly worthy of the powers you have come to wield. But just what those actions are... ah, now THAT is a reason to log in this Friday!
After a year of taking chances, daring fate, and risking DOOM... the Carnival of Fortune is closing its gates this Saturday, August 23rd! This is your last chance to use your Fortune Tickets to get drops from the Wheels of Doom and Destiny.
Why are we closing them now, you ask? Good question. The Wheels were always controversial, but many of you guys enjoyed taking a chance to get exclusive items, and hunting for that elusive Ultimate Item of Donated Awesomeness. We thought that was a pretty cool idea, too!
Dark ExoSuit Binsuko
Once the Wheels leave, we plan to have the new Daily Login system give mega-extra bonuses to Legends, but will also give free players a more reliable means of getting in-game rewards.
Once the Wheels leave, you will NOT be able to turn in your free Spin Tickets. Use them BEFORE the Wheels leave Saturday night.
If you receive the UIoDA before the Wheels leave, you WILL still get your item, even if it is awarded after Saturday.
The Doom and Destiny merge shops will remain in-game and available for those who still have Fortune Potions to spend in them.
Fortune Potions (under that name or a new one) will be availble in the near future so people can get gear from the merge shops.
The Dark ExoSuit Binsuko leave Saturday. The Infernal Warrior gear will leave when the Infernal Caladbolg does, next month.
Galanoth the DragonSlayer has created a training ground inside the Coliseum stocked with draconic constructs - perfect for honing your skills in battle and gaining the glory all heroes seek! Take on Lore's most famous dragons and pit your strength against the ferocious Dreadmaw the Defiler!
Victory waits for you in the Coliseum!
Gather DragonSlayer Treasures to unlock the gear in Dreadmaw's Merge shop! You'll find items like the:
Draconic Warlock set
Dark and Dragon Samurai sets
Stalagbite Battle Pet
Pink Undead Dracolich Battle Pet
Green Dragon Battle Pet
and the Potato Dragon (O_O?!?!!)
Draconic Warlock gear
NEW Nulgath Rares Shop and Quests are Here!
Holy VOID BALLS! We have over 50 new Nulgath items in tonight's release, so if you are a member of the Nulgath Nation, this is YOUR weekend to get in there and get your gear on! Talk to Nulgath in Battleon to browser all his new Void rares, then /join Tercessuinotlim and talk to him to begin "The Perfect Pet" and "Kiss the Void" quests! You have a chance to get the Legend-only Shadow Mazumi pet and 1 of 7 Betrayal Blades of Nulgath!
Void ArchMage set
Void Warlord of Nulgath
Legend-only Beastmaster of Nulgath
Crystallis Weapons of Revontheus
Note: the Time Lord of 2014 armor set and a number of Nulgath's other creations are NOT releasing tonight... but they WILL release next Friday. 50+ items were more than enough to pack into one weekend!
Note the 2nd: I am grabbing some grub with the team, then will add in gear to the Nulgath Merge shop in Battleon. (Requires Diamonds, Gems, and more)
Introducing the newest member of our video gaming community... Ash! ...Aidan! ...maybe Valen? We have not officially chosen his name yet. He was born in the bathroom tub of Castle Krieger at 5:39am on August 14, 2014. (For those of you doing the math- exactly 9 months and 2 weeks after the wedding.) The cute little undead slayer weighs in at 6 pounds 9 ounces and has WAY awesome hair. So. Much. Hair. He is healthy so we suspect all crying is due to his confusion over why he has been in this world several hours but not played any video games yet. I had the honor of catching the baby. Bringing it above water and watching him immediately take his first breath and spring into full life was a moment none of my words can explain. The midwife was amazing and the entire home birth went off without a hitch. Trinni and I are both anxious for the day you get to battle the evil undead alongside this little guy! --and grateful that he is going to be raised with you in his world.
Zazul says, "Now this release is live and kicking! ...and a real scream."
Castle Krieger (what everyone jokingly call my home because it is full of armor and swords and has a moat) is now full of baby things.
Daimyo now sits outside the baby's room, vigilantly standing guard.
P.S. I was shocked to find out that whole Stork thing was a lie... the baby was actually in Trinni's belly the whole time! ...and here I thought it was just all that ice cream she had been eating during the 9 months since the battle wedding. P.P.S. Thank you for allowing me to share the most important moment in my life with you.