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February 12, 2016

Hero's Heart Day Time!

Log in this weekend for our Valentine's Day Event!

There’s no time for love this Hero’s Heart Day, because you’ve got to free Lore from an emotional puppet-master playing with the minds (and emotions) of your friends and battle companions!

One of the most-loved (and loving) events of the year is BACK! If you're just joining us, you've got a LOT of lovin' to do this weekend! Begin the adventure when you /join love to replay ALL our previous seasonal Valentine's Day events, or go straight to this year's new release when you /join lovelockdown!

When you're a hero, love handles all... but you've got a lot to do if you're going to save the day:

  • Take down the Unrequited Love boss monster plus THREE mini-bosses for...
  • 7+ new boss, miniboss, and monster drops!
  • Complete 13 new quests* to get Merge Shop resources to unlock...
  • 2 new armors, 4 new weapons, and a member-only pet!
  • Unlock 3 all-new cutscenes!

* Or farm for them from the mini-bosses and boss

We Hope You'll LOVE the New Holiday Reward Items

Getting the sweet new Valentine’s Day gear will be as easy as falling in love!

Starting tonight:

  • Find the new Love Commander, Cupid Avenger, and Battle Q-Pid armor sets in the February Rare Gear shop in your game menu until Monday, February 29th!** 
  • OR you can turn in Magic Keys to Twilly for a chance to get the Cupid Avenger gear from the Treasure Chest until February 29th!
  • Battle through tonight's release to unlock the Pa-LOVE-din armor, Bookswarm Pet, and more from the Love Locked Merge Shop

** See ALL of the gear in the February Rares Shop in this post! (Or just scroll down one!)

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February 12, 2016

Weekend of Love Server Boost!

Weekend of Love server boost!

Get DOUBLE the Reputation and EXP on ALL servers, PLUS members get 50% more GOLD, too! (So if you're farming for some of those new Nulgath pet resources, this is the boost for you!)

The boosts end Monday, February 15th -- so until then, get your battle AND your love on!

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February 12, 2016

NEW Gear in the February Rares Shop

You'll Love to Battle with our new rare gear!

Getting the sweet new Valentine’s Day gear will be as easy as falling in love! 

This week's Rare Gear Shop update includes:

  • Love Commander armor set (member-only and AdventureCoin versions*
  • Battle Q-Pid armor set**

* Brought to you from the LOVE-ly mind of Laken
** Thanks to the art and efforts of the incomparable Tana

Carnaval and Yokai New Year Gear!

It’s double the festival fun and twice the number holiday exclusive items as we celebrate Carnaval AND Yokai New Year this week! 

Filled with member-only items and gear for AdventureCoins, the shop includes:

  • Fiery Fenix Armor
  • 2 Fiery Fenix Helms
  • Fiery Fenix Armblades
  • Fiery Fenix Plumes Cape
  • Oni to Kijo Armor
  • 5 Oni Helms
  • 4 different Oni weapons
  • 2 capes: Oni Rune Cape and Floating Oni Cape
  • the Lucky Red Monkey Babies pet

Find the February Rare Gear shop in your game menu until Monday, February 29th!

All Your Rare Shop Items in ONE Place!

To make it easier for all our rare-hunters to see what limited-time items we're offering each month, we're centralizing the "rare gear" location! From here on out, you'll find all the event rare gear in ONE place: [Month Name] Rares Shop in your game menu.

This month, you'll find the following limited-time items in the Rares Shop:

  • Carnaval gear
  • Yokai New Year gear
  • Hero's Heart Day gear
Tags: Alina,
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February 11, 2016

Happening Now: Final Server Rewrite Testing

Log on to the PTR Test Server NOW to help us test!

For the last year, Yorumi (AQWorlds' lead programmer) has been rewriting the AQW server* and we are now coming up to the last, BIGGEST push for testing before we release the updated game to ALL players on ALL servers!

Why are we spending all that time to rebuild AdventureQuest Worlds, you ask? Because with those changes, we can make AQWorlds better, faster, smoother, AND introduce new features that you guys have been requesting for a long, long time!

* the backend system that makes the game function, not what you log into each time you want to play the game.

Phase 1: Rebuilding the Current Game (95% Complete!)

We are down to the last BIG bug preventing us from rolling out the new servers, plus a double handful of smaller, quick fixes. 

If you've done any programming, you know it can be hard to pin down the exact cause of certain issues -- because of that, we WANT to say that we'll roll out the new servers at the end of March, but it really does depend on when we lock down the fix for the crash bug.

While he and M do that, we need YOU to help us find all the last small issues so they can rapidly smash them into non-existence.

Phase 1 progress so far:

  • Maps 
  • PvP 
  • Monster AI 
  • Combat 
  • Inventory 
  • Enhancements 
  • Stats 
  • Chat 
  • Quests are very close 

The bulk of Yorumi's time this past month has been spent working on the big crashing bug, plus monitoring the security team's stress tests, but he has made progress on the rest of the feature ports, too. (/cheer!) The rest of this list will go pretty fast once he's able to focus on them.

Phase 1 still to finish:

  • Shops - 85% done
  • Guilds - 95% done
  • Houses - 85% done
  • Crafting - 80% done
  • Parties - 95% done

Stat changes Design Notes Post

Monster AI Design Notes Post

Combat Design Notes Post

What Comes Next? Phase 2!

If Phase 1 of the server rewrite is porting the game over to the new servers, Phase 2 is where we're planning to make the changes you have all been asking for. 

We cannot even begin working on Phase 2 functionality like the BuyBack shop until after Phase 1 is complete, but once it is, we can start working on things like:

  • friends list syncing 
  • bank item previews 
  • the buyback shop
  • better PVP and guilds functionality 
  • adding rank 10 passives to new classes 
  • cross-server/world chat 
  • better anti-bot and reporting functionality and more. 

PS: the level cap will raise at some point after Phase 1 is complete. We don't want to add in more levels now until there are newer, more crazy boss monsters and content for our high-level players to battle. 

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February 11, 2016

Last Chance for Assassin Commander Gear

Assassin Commander Limited Time Shop Leaves Friday!

If you are a fan of stealthily creeping up on your opponent and getting the job done NO MATTER WHAT... 

If your alter-ego is a Faceless Man... 

If you can stalk through the shadows without anyone suspecting you're there, maneuver your way into the throne room, take out the King and install a new regime all before Noon... 

YOU MIGHT BE AN ASSASSIN

But even if you haven't done any of those things (YET), we know a lot of you are huge fans of Assassin games, movies, and stories, so...  step out of the shadows and show the world how deadly you can be as an Assassin Commander! 

The shop features:

  • Assassin Commander armor set
  • Dark Assassin armor set
  • Jungle Assassin armor set
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February 10, 2016

Hero's Heart Day Returns Friday

The Time for LOVE and Battles is Almost Here Again!

Log in tomorrow and /join love to start playing through all of our past Heroes Heart Day content. Then get your heart set on conquering this year's NEW Hero's Heart Day release: fight to free Lore from an emotional puppet-master playing with the minds (and emotions) of your friends and battle companions! 

The Love map goes live next Friday, along with all of our returning Heroes Heart Day seasonal rares! And don't forget to help J6 and Mia the Mer'Angel in /lovescurse - that map is available all year long, but isn't this the best time to revisit it?

PLUS get DOUBLE Exp and Reputation during our Weekend of LOVE! 

Tags: Alina,
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February 10, 2016

Evil Has Found a New Home

The Gates of Dreadrock Citadel Open Friday, February 19th!

After the Queen of Monsters rose and the Alliance of Good and Evil shattered, heroes across Lore fled the Chaos. The Evil Heroes of Lore founded (*cough* stole) a new home for themselves, created from the ruins of an ancient keep… and they call it: Dreadrock Citadel!


Tags: Alina,
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February 09, 2016

The Most Delicious Release is LIVE!

Grab Your Maple Syrup!

The Grand Master Lunch Lady Oishii has returned to Battleon bringing with her a few silly, pancake based items. You can find her in Yulgar's Inn until this Fridaybut watch out, you will probably get hit at random by her flying flapjacks of doom! 

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Seasonal items are returning - like the Pancake Hat w/Butter and the Oolong the pancake bunny pet, and the fan-favorite Pancake Puppy pet!

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Oishii's Pancake Goodies:

  • Pancake Hat
  • Pancake Hat w/Butter
  • The Full Stack
  • Oolong Pet
  • Pancake-Topus pet
  • Pancake Puppy pet
Tags: Reens,
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February 06, 2016

Super Bowl Punt Twilly Challenge

The Superbowl Special Event is LIVE!

It's the biggest American Football game of the year! On Lore, the Broncoliches (what the real world knows as the Seahawks and the Broncos) are facing off against the ShadowCats (relative newcomers on the Lorian football scene)*! The Superbowl halftime show is happening NOW... and so will our special event! 

When you've had your fill of watching Bruno Mars rock the stadium, log in and head to Battleon for our once-a-year PUNT TWILLY minigame! And don't miss the 2016 Superbowl Rare Gear - the Battle Mars Helm (in honor of Bruno Mars' performance) and the Cold Playa armor (to commemorate ColdPlay's appearance)! 

The Superbowl event will be available until Friday, February 12th!

* Though they are the Legion's favorite team thanks to their official colors of black and blue!


Two of Lore's greatest teams go head-to-horc!

Come join the PUNT map to celebrate this day and these two super-teams with the Broncolich and Shadowcat armors, plus the return of other seasonal favorites like the Spiked Pigskin and the Moglin Ref pet! Don't forget that this is the ONLY time of year that you will be able to get the Moglin Punter Character Page Achievement Badge and all you have to do is kick Twilly the full 100 yards!

No matter who wins, we hope you enjoy the Superbowl!

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February 05, 2016

February 2016 Rare Gear

Don't Miss These Rare Holiday Event Items!

It’s double the festival fun and twice the number holiday exclusive items as we celebrate Carnaval AND Yokai New Year this week! 

Filled with member-only items and gear for AdventureCoins, the shop includes:

  • Fiery Fenix Armor
  • 2 Fiery Fenix Helms
  • Fiery Fenix Armblades
  • Fiery Fenix Plumes Cape
  • Oni to Kijo Armor
  • 5 Oni Helms
  • 4 different Oni weapons
  • 2 capes: Oni Rune Cape and Floating Oni Cape
  • the Lucky Red Monkey Babies pet

Next week, the February Rare Gear shop will get all new 2016 Hero's Heart Day Rare items, too! Find the shop in your game menu until Monday, February 29th!

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