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Hunt Maker

September 17, 2014

Silver Sun Pistol Treasure Hunt

Log in this each day this week for new treasure!

Yarrrr! Talk Like a Pirate Day be almost upon us, and that means it's time to hunt for TREASURE! Talk to Esprit d'Cour in Battleon to begin the tunt for the Silver Sun Pistol! Use the map to find the area in-game to hunt through... then prepare to battle ALL the monsters to see which ones drops it! 

A new item will release in a new area of the map tomorrow so you can hunt for the third of Esprit's treasure chests. This is a great way to train up your class as we prepare for the Deep Terror war between the Naval Commanders and Pirates this Friday!


Tags: Alina

 

Dubloon Maker

September 17, 2014

Naval Commander Skills

Yarrrr... this be the Class Info Ye Are Huntin' For!

Hey, everyone! Zereldo here, and today I’m going to be talking to you about* the Naval Commander Class, coming this Friday in the COOLEST Talk Like a Pirate Day release we've ever done!** 

It be the best holiday on the high seas!

Lots of Important Details!

Here are a few basic things about the class that you defiitely want to know.

  • The class releases this Friday, during our International Talk like a Pirate Day release.** 
  • This class is available for 2000 ACs OR if you have an upgraded account, you can buy it for gold.
  • This class is only available for a limited time around Talk Like a Pirate Day, but will return each year for Talk Like a Pirate Day as seasonal rare. It will not have a year tag. The current plan is that the same version (with the same art) is made available each year.
  • The Naval Commander Class is a seasonal rare, which means it will only be available during our Talk Like a Pirate Day each year. (We will announce the leave date soon!)

Naval Commander Class Skills Breakdown!

A Naval Commander is the leader of their crew. Although they can fight as an individual they work best when they fight alongside their crew. What this means for you is that for each additional person in your party the damage output of your Naval Commander class will increase. This works just like the Paladin High Lord and DoomKnight Overlord Classes for those of you who want an example.

Naval Commanders regenerate mana in the same way that warriors regen Mana. What this effectively means is, Naval Commanders gain mana when they:

  • Strike an enemy in combat (More effective on crits)
  • Are struck by an enemy in combat

Now that we have the basics of how it works out of the way we can move onto the moves.

Auto Attack

2 second cooldown.

A basic attack, taught to all adventurers.

You’ve seen this before on many classes. It needs no further explanation.

Rank 1: Strike'n'Parry

15 mana, 3 second cooldown.

A strike dealing light damage (Damage is increased by the number of people in the party) that forces the target attack you for 8 seconds and decreases the target's chance to hit by 25% for 6 seconds.

As a leader you need to know when to take one for the team. This moves lets you draw attention away from your crew and forces the monster to attack you, but seeing as you are a strong intimidating leader your opponent is less likely to hit you.

This is great for when your friend is about to die, but nobody can heal him just yet, or just for reducing total damage being taken in general. The attack is not great, doing only light damage, but it does get more powerful with the party buff.

Rank 2: Flintlock Barrage

20 Mana, 6 second cooldown.

A strike dealing moderate damage to multiple targets. (Damage is increased by the number of people in the party) All targets hit suffer a haste reduction of 20% for 4 seconds.

This is your dependable damage move and it attacks 4 targets at once. Of all your moves you will probably be using this one the most. With 4 enemies attacking you, you’ll really want to make sure you’re in a team that has your back. The move does help out your team a little by slowing down your opponents’ attack speed. With a full party this turns into nice constant AoE damage.

Rank 3: Commander's Rally

25 Mana, 12 second cooldown.

The presence of the captain inspires everyone in battle. Gives an AoE HoT (healing power increased by the number of people in the party) and increases the target's chance to dodge by 30% for 8 seconds.

Things don’t always go your way in battle. As a leader you need to be be able to inspire your crew to keep fighting even when the odds are not in your favour. Your heal over time is not particularly potent, but it does effect 6 players. This is the sort of move you really want to be in a party to make useful.

The true strength of this movie lies in the dodge buff it gives you. This dodge buff ONLY affects the caster. You can’t give the dodge boost to anyone else except yourself.

This is a really good move to use in combination with your first move since both effectively reduce your targets chance to hit you. You’re basically taking damage off your team mates without having to sacrifice much of your own HP at all.

Rank 4: Broadside Blast and Gust of Wind

  • Crit chance is increased by 10%
  • Increases dodge rate by 8%

These passives are self explanatory. You crit more and get hit less. Because you are using the Warrior regen model, you’ll crit more often and gain more MP in that sense. That said, you will also be dodging more often and so your opponents will not be hitting you as often or restoring as much MP that way.

Rank 5: Flintlock Fury

35 mana, 15 second cooldown.

Deals a large amount of AoE damage to it’s targets. (Damage increased by the number of people in the party). It also has a 50% chance to stun opponents for 3 seconds.

This is effectively your nuke. It deals the largest damage out of all the moves, attacks up to 4 targets, and as you would expect, becomes more powerful the more people are in your party. Because the cooldown takes a while, it’s a sudden burst of damage as opposed to something you depend on. But if you time it right it can make all the difference, especially with that 50% chance to stun your opponents.

Final thoughts

After playing around with this class, I would say it performs best as a strategic addition to any group, especially while in a full party. You’ll want either Fighter Enhancements, Luck Enhancements, or a mixture of both. You can use it for support or tanking in a limited capacity.  With a full party it can even function as a farming class.

When you take a close look you’ll realise that all 4 moves, and the second passive, either slow your enemies, reduce their chances to hit you, or outright stop damage hitting you. This may seem good, but with the warrior regen model what this effectively means is that MP regen from enemies attacking you is significantly reduced.

You’ll have to plan your moves carefully to avoid running out of mana, or use the Mana Vamp enhancement. Spiral Carve or Health Vamp would also be useful.

A couple of final thoughts to leave you with. I might have another surprise ready soon but we’ll have to see. That, and I am already working on my next class which has not yet been announced. Have fun guessing.

* This is how I normally start my videos. It seems weird to type it instead of saying it. Don’t look at me that way… I thought it was funny.

** I’ve been part of the AE team testing releases for about 6 months now, but I have recently started designing classes. This is my first class design and I’ve had a lot of fun making and testing it. Making a class is something I have dreamed of doing since day one of the Beta and it’s amazing to be able to share this class with all of you. If you know me in game, you’ll know that 99% of the time I’m wearing the original Naval Commander armor, so you can imagine how excited I am to make a Naval Commander themed class.

*** For those of you who don’t know, International Talk like a Pirate Day is September 19th every year. It just so happens that this year it is also on release day and we can actually have these items available on the exact day.


Tags: Alina

 

Map Maker

September 16, 2014

Hunt for the Silver Sun Treasure

Log in this each day this week for new treasure!

Yarrrr! Talk Like a Pirate Day be almost upon us, and that means it's time to hunt for TREASURE! Talk to Esprit d'Cour in Battleon to begin the tunt for the Silver Sun treasure gear! Use the map to find the area in-game to hunt through... then prepare to battle ALL the monsters to see which ones drops it! 

A new item will release in a new area of the map tomorrow, and then on Thursday, you can hunt for the third of Esprit's treasure chests. This is a great way to train up your class as we prepare for the Deep Terror war between the Naval Commanders and Pirates this Friday!


Tags: Alina Talk Like a Pirate Treasure Hunt

 

September 14, 2014

New Contest for Talk Like a Pirate Day

Design a new Naval Commander and become a Jolly Roger

Blimey! Can it be true?!?! The AQW Crew wants ye to create a new Naval Commander Armor Set for Talk Like a Pirate Day! 

Smartly there, sailor! Ye havn’t time to swing thee lead, ‘cuz this TLaPD contest only be lastin’ from today until Monday, September 22nd, 2014!


Click for larger version of reference art*

Note: you do not need to use the reference art. It exists as a guide for those who want it to compare sizing, positioning.

Motherload of Booty: Pirate Prizes

Thee Grand Prize winner will be gettin’:

  • A free version o’ their winning Naval Commander armor next year
  • An exclusive, 0 AC Trobble pet themed on your design THIS year
  • 1000 AdventureCoins

Second Place winners be receivin’:

  • An exclusive 0 AC trobble pet
  • 500 AdventureCoins

All other winners be enjoyin’:

  • an exclusive Naval Commander helm or weapon

Thar be Rules, Drivelswigger

Follow EACH rule if ye want ye entry to be considered eligible (if ye don’t, ye entry will walk the plank; savvy, sailor?)

  1. Only ONE entry per AQW character!
  2. Create a 100% original Naval Commander armor set! Ye can Draw, Paint, Flash, Photoshop, 3D Print, Sculpt, or Bake/Decorate ye very own Naval Commander of AQWorlds. There be NO limit to your creativity!
  3. Your Naval Commander Armor Set MUST BE created by YE. And only YE. 
    • 100% original artwork created by YOU
    • NO tracing
    • NO stealing someone else’s work (we WILL find out if you do, and you will be automatically disqualified)
    • No teaming up with friends  
  4. Your Naval Commander entry MUST include yer AQW Character Name somewhere on thee picture. Please legibly write/sign ye AQW Character name
  5. Include TLaPD 2014 somewhere on ye picture.
  6. Type your AQWorlds Character Name in your Tweet BEFORE submitting.
  7. Include hashtags #TLaPD and #AQW in your Tweet BEFORE submitting.
  8. And after ye follow’d ALL THEE RULES above, submit ye swashbuckling showpiece to @AQWcontest Twitter at www.twitter.com/AQWcontest

Shiver me Timbers: Contest Timeframe

The TLaPD Naval Commander Contest…

  • Begins today, September 15, 2014
  • Ends Monday, September 22nd, at 11:59pm EST
  • All entries MUST be submitted to @AQWcontest Twitter page before 11:59pm EST (server time) on 9/22/2014

Cheat Sheet: Quick Checklist

Check off each thing below to ensure that ye & yer Naval Commander design be eligible to win!

  • Your 100% made-by-you Naval Commander Armor Set!
  • Your AQW Character Name *neatly* written on your submission
  • ‘ TLaPD 2014 ‘ somewhere on your photo entry
  • Type your AQW Character name in your Tweet
  • #TLaPD and #AQW in Tweet
  • Upload your Chaos fan art photo to your Tweet
  • Tweet your Naval Commander entry to @AQWcontest !

Thar you hav’it, matey! Now, get them barnacles outta yer boots and start drawin’ yer cutthroat Naval Commander!

Boatswain on, scallywag!

Skulls and crossbones, Beleen =D


Tags: Beleen

 

Loot Maker

September 13, 2014

Talk Like a Pirate Day 2014

This Friday, the Deep Terror War Begins!

As Talk Like a Pirate Day grows closer, Naval Commanders across Lore warn their crews to be on guard… rumor has it that Pirates from all seven seas are massing for an attack on Lolosia, and they aren’t content to keep the battle abovewater! Defeat the Dread Fleet, or face death from below!

  • Quibble arrives with all new loot!
  • Choose to fight for or against the Dread Pirate Fleet in the Deep Terror War!
  • Explore Lolosia and the lands beyond as you search for hidden treasure!
  • Enter the Naval Commander raffle to win one of 100 Naval Commander 2015 armors! Buy either the DoomKnight or Brilliant Naval Commander for a chance to win. 
  • 2015 Naval Commander Original Design contest begins Friday! (One winner's design will be created for next year's Talk Like a Pirate Day event!)

Quibble Arrives this Friday with New Loot

As Beleen says, "Pirates be lovin’ some booty! And ye too can plunder yer loot from Quibble’s Treasure Chest makin’ landfall in Battleon this Friday. Quibbld Coinbiter is our time-traveling sales-moglin, who brings gear from the past, present, and future to sell to you... for a price!

Some o’ thee best booty in all the seven seas includes:

  • Naval Commander Class
  • DoomKnight Naval Commander Armor set
  • Brilliant Naval Commander Armor sets
  • ArchFiend Pirate Captain set
  • Undead, Bright, and Fiendish Parrot Pets
  • And more!

2014 Naval Commander Class

When you're sailing the high seas with a crew of rough-and-ready sailors, you need to command RESPECT... and we've got just what you need to do that: an entirely new class, the Naval Commander!With skills designed by Zereldo and art by Laken, this Class will return each year in our Talk Like a Pirate Day Quibble shop! Everyone can get the Class for 2000 ACs, or Legends can buy a version with gold!

Originally intended for release as a Naval Commander armor in 2015, with so much excitement building over the art, and to make the NC Class stand out on its own, Laken's High Seas Explorer has become the new Naval Commander Class! /cheer

2014 Naval Commander Raffle

Buy either 2014 Naval Commander armor or class (DoomKnight or Brilliant) for a chance to win the Chaos Paragon Naval Commander!

This armor is one of NEXT YEAR's Naval Commander armors, but for a full year (until the armor is added to the 2015 TLaPD Quibble shop), 100 lucky heroes will be the ONLY ones battling with gear from the future**! And as an added bonus to our Legends, for each month of membership you have, you'll get another chance to win!

Example: if you have 12 months of membership left, and you buy the DoomKnight Naval Commander Armor, you'll be entered into the raffle 13 times.
** When next year rolls around, we will change the winners' armor slightly, (gilding? Cutlass cape? We'll preview this art soon) to show that this was a time-traveling armor set.

Treasure Hunt in Lolosia

If you have Dage's Deep Terror Blade (available in your game menu), find the Treasure Hunter in Lolosia to begin a daily quest to its five exclusive prizes! (One prize per day.)

  • Platinum Trobble Pet 
  • Color Custom Ultra Cutlass 
  • BrutalCorn Pirate Helm
  • Purified Deep Terror Blade
  • Dual Deep Terror Blades

Other activities and shops available in Lolosia:

  • Complete Captain Rhubarb’s quiz to prove you are not a spy (Beware: if you answer incorrectly, you’ll be tossed overboard into battle!) 
  • All adventurers can begin a treasure hunt that will lead you a VERY special treasure chest containing the rare Mirrored Cutlass of the Atlanticas.
  • Preen's Piratical Pets, where Legends can find a stable full of pets to choose from. 
  • Barnacle's Bandana Shop, where all wanderers can find headgear themed on our most popular piratical armors of yesteryear... if you've got the dubloons to grab'em! 

2015 Naval Commander Design Contest

The Naval Commander armor that arrives each year with Talk Like a Pirate Day is one of our most popular designs. This year, we're hosting a contest to choose one of next year's themes! Design an original Naval Commander armor set for a chance to have it added in-game next year, and receive:

  • A free version of your winning Naval Commander armor next year
  • An exclusive, 0 AC Trobble pet themed on your design THIS year
  • 1000 AdventureCoins

As with all contests, we reserve the right to award those who go above and beyond! Stay tuned for more details early this week.


Tags: Alina

 

Apocalypse Maker

September 12, 2014

Survive the Apocalypse

A Mysterious Summons and a World in Peril

The Queen of Monsters has risen, and as your allies take stock of the destruction around them, you receive a mysterious scroll from a shadowy organization calling themselves “The Council.” Loremaster Maya cannot say who it is from, only that you MUST discover where they are hiding are as soon as possible… and that if you can decipher its hidden message, the scroll will guide you.

/Join Summon to begin! Decipher the scroll and follow the portals in each area of the map to go from place to place, completing the tasks set for you by the Watchers! In the end, make your way to their hideout to find out what new journey awaits you later this month! 

Dage's Deep Terror Blade Treasure Chest

Every Treasure Chest needs a key to unlock it... and THIS blade is your key to one of 3 varrrrrrry cool rewards! Find this blade in the Deep Terror Rares shop in your game menu for 1000 ACs. When Talk Like a Pirate Day arrives next week, this blade will let you quest once a day during the event to open a rare treasure chest and claim its prize!

You'l get either:

  • Platinum Trobble Pet 
  • Color Custom Ultra Cutlass 
  • BrutalCorn Pirate Helm
  • Purified Deep Terror Blade

Aranx's Birthday Shop and Dage's Collaboration Shop

One of AQWorlds' finest artists, Aranx, is leveling up in real life this Saturday, so we're celebrating his birthday in-game starting tomorrow night! /Cheer for him and the gear he's so lovingly crafted you to thank you for playing AQW!

This week, we're releasing the Dage x Laken and Dage x Blade collaboration gear! Dage teamed up with these other two two awesome AQW artists, Laken and Blade, to get some of those sketches Flashed out and ready for you!

Chaos Finale Gear Leaves Monday!

We said all the Chaos Finale rares would leave game permanently tonight, but since we did not announce that earlier this week (and to give everyone a last chance to get the gear), we're removing the shops on Monday. Enjoy the last chance!

Those shops are:

  • Chaos Rares (including DragonFable's ArchMage and ArchMage's Wrath)
  • Eternal Dragon of Time Rares
  • Willowcreek War Chest

Next week: Talk Like a Pirate Day 2014!

With the DoomKnight and Brilliant Naval Commanders, the ArchFiend Pirate Captain. the Deep Terror: Death from Below Pirates vs Naval Commanders WAR... and so much more!


Tags: Alina

 

September 11, 2014

First Look at this Week's Loot

This Week's Wicked Rewards Preview is Here!

After you've played through tomorrow night's release, hunting down the Council that has summoned you, make sure to check your game menu for the bounty of loot and beautifully-bladed booty we've got in store!

Dage's Deep Terror Blade Treasure Chest

Every Treasure Chest needs a key to unlock it... and THIS blade is your key to one of 3 varrrrrrry cool rewards! Find this blade in the Deep Terror Rares shop in your game menu tomorrow night for 1000 ACs. When Talk Like a Pirate Day arrives next week, this blade will let you quest once a day during the event to open a rare treasure chest and claim its prize!

You'l get either:

  • Platinum Trobble Pet 
  • Color Custom Ultra Cutlass 
  • BrutalCorn Pirate Helm
  • Dual Deep Terror Blades

Aranx's Birthday Shop

One of AQWorlds' finest artists, Aranx, is leveling up in real life this Saturday, so we're celebrating his birthday in-game starting tomorrow night! /Cheer for him and the gear he's so lovingly crafted you to thank you for playing AQW!

Dage Designs Collaboration Shop

EVERY MORNING when Dage comes into the Lab, he does a warmup drawing or seven. With so many sketches piling up, we knew we had to enlist extra help to get this gear in-game! That's why Dage teamed up with two other AQW artists, Laken and Blade, to get some of those sketches Flashed out and ready for you!

  • Dage x Laken Fallen Shaman Warrior armor and helms
  • Dage x Blade Lycan Shadowstalker  armor and helms


Tags: Alina

 

Bonus Maker

September 11, 2014

Back to School Bonus Points

Books, Brains, and 10% More Bonus Points!

Starting today and running through September 19th, you'll get 10% more Artix Points to upgrade or get ACs in AQWorlds and all your other favorite AE games when you pay using a Rixty Card, your credit card, or Paypal! 

DoomKnight and Brilliant Naval Commanders!

Stock Up For Talk Like a Pirate Day Loot!

With Talk Like a Pirate Day coming up, this is a good time to cash in any unused gift cards you've got lying around the house, because Talk Like a Pirate Day starts NEXT FRIDAY, and you're going to want get your land-lubbing hands on this shiny, shiny loot!

Important Information

  • No credit cards required
  • Gift card must have at least $10 USD left on it
  • Works with US stores only

Check out all the info on Paygarden and redeeming gift cards here!


Tags: Alina

 

Foresight Maker

September 10, 2014

Don't Miss These Releases!

September is going to be AWESOME in AQWorlds

Every year, we have our big summer event, and then we hit September running as we prepare the newest, craziest releases leading into the holiday season... and this year is no different. Except it is, because it will be WAY COOLER!

Click link for larger version

Check out what is coming this week and next in AQWorlds, and let Artix know on Twitter if you'd like to see more of this style of promo picture! He asks:

Experimental Promo Art/Pic Idea! "What if our promo stuff contained NOW, NEXT WEEK, and OTHER STUFF all in one go? Is this an easier way to see what is coming on the horizon? Because... OMG... we have a lot coming..." - Artix


Tags: Alina

 

Spoiler Alerter

September 10, 2014

Breaking News: World Shatters Dungeon Crawl

New Releases Happening this Friday, September 12

Who has time to wait for the weekly newsletter in their inboxes anymore? I say... to the victor goes the spoilers! 

survive apocalypse 2014

Survive the Apocalypse

The Queen of Monsters has been freed—now the world has fallen into complete havoc!

  • Prepare for travel to a new land
  • Hunt down the Queen’s Titans
  • Dungeon crawl to the Hall of LoreMasters
  • Buff defenses & beat back new monsters

Mountains are falling… seas are rising… and no one knows what will become of the world this Friday at sundown! 

dage item shop new 2014

Dage's Collaboration Shop

Dage knows a thing or two about being Evil and he's teaming up with other AQW artists to prove it!

  • Dage x Laken Fallen Shaman Warrior armor and helms
  • Dage x Blade Lycan Shadowstalker  armor and helms
  • Dage's Deep Terror Blade: unlocks exclusive gear in Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Dage may be the Undead Lord, but he certainly knows how to take care of his loyal friends and followers. If you haven't declared your allegiance to him, now is the time!

win 100 with rixty

Win $100 with Rixty!

Score the motherload of all pirate treasures with this exclusive Rixty promo!

  • Use Rixty to Upgrade and/or buy ACs
  • Exclusive Item: Rixty Render Cutlass for Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • Automatically entered to win $100

Be sure to read more to see all the details, and best of luck to you!

Talk like a pirate day 2014

Soon: Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Ahoy matey! Quibble be settin’ sail to Battleon next week, and bringin' his Naval Commander CLASS, yarrrr!

  • DoomKnight Naval Commander
  • Golden Naval Commander
  • ArchFiend Pirate Captain
  • ‘nd more!

Quibble be havin’ somethin’ fer sea dogs ‘nd landlubbers alike, so make sure ye be ‘round next Friday, September 19, fer ye best Talk Like a Pirate Day event!


Tags: Beleen new Release Spoiler

 
 


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