Design Notes

June 29, 2015

Noobstine's Gift: Undead Goat Class

I Can Has Mod Contest Winner's Prize Released!

Last month, we brought back the hugely-popular "I Can Has Cheezburger" contest. The deal was, if you bought a Golden Cheezburger and kept it in your bank or inventory, when the time came, you'd have a chance to win a single wish, a temporary gold name, and a chance to hang out with your favorite member of the AE team.

Once all the cheezburgers were counted, we pulled one lucky winner from the pile - Noobstine, an amazingly generous hero indeed! One of the very first things he said when he emailed was: "I was thinking of my wish to be something for everyone, Because in my opinion everyone is a winner no matter who's entered [or who] won. The wish could be something of a item to represents that they are a winner too..." 

And that unselfishness is why, instead of granting him ONE wish, we've granted him TWO!

Unlocking the Undead Goat Class

Starting tonight, if you have a Golden Goat Cheezburger (formerly named the Golden Cheezburger), head to BattleunderB and talk to Noobstine! Merge your Golden Goat Cheezburger to get the Undead Goat Class. Once you have the Class, you can open the Undead Goat Morph shop to get the armor and helm.

ANYONE can talk to Noobstine to get the 0 AC Gilded Blade of Champions... Noobstine's way of letting everyone know he thinks we're all heroes!

Undead Goat Class Skills

It's so baaaaaa-d it's goat-ah be good!

Stats: M1 - Fighter  
End > Str > Dex > Wis > Luck

Undead Goats gain mana from all hits landed in combat, and especially on crits.  The amount depends on damage relative to your own HP total.

Auto Attack

  • Type: Physical
  • Mana Cost: 0
  • Cooldown: 2 seconds
  • Damage on Hit: 100%       

Goat Scream

You use your unsettling undead goat noises to increase crit chance and the damage of subsequent screams for 6 seconds. Stacks up to 5 times.       

  • Type: Physical        
  • Mana Cost: 12        
  • Cooldown: 4 seconds        
  • AoE: 1        
  • Attack Range: Melee
  • Damage on Hit: 100%
  • Effects: Applies Deep Rage, slightly increasing the damage on subsequent Goat Screams and crit chance by a small percent (max 5 stack), lasts 6 seconds. 

Headbutt

You charge your opponent with your thick skull and stun them for 4 seconds.       

  • Type: physical
  • Mana Cost: 30        
  • Cooldown: 14        
  • AoE: 1        
  • Attack Range: Melee
  • Damage on Hit: 150%
  • Effects: Stuns for 4 seconds 

Bones of Steel

Your stronger goat frame fortifies, reducing damage taken, and adding strength to your attacks for 10 seconds.

  • Type: physical        
  • Mana Cost: 30        
  • Cooldown: 16        
  • AoE: 1        
  • Attack Range: Melee
  • Damage on Hit: None
  • Effects: Applies Steel Frame which adds +40% to damage resistance and +50% to strength for 10 seconds. 

Goat siphon

Using the power of the undead you siphon health from your opponents.       

  • Type: Physical        
  • Mana Cost: 35        
  • Cooldown: 20        
  • AoE: 1        
  • Attack Range: Ranged
  • Damage on Hit: 250%
  • Effects: Uses the same heal as necromancer’s heal. 

Passives

  • 1st passive: Sharpened Horns: 10% outgoing damage
  • 2nd passive: Hardier Fur: 15% damage resistance
  • 3rd passive: Spring Loaded Goat legs: 15% haste

Playing and Slaying with Undead Goat Class

Undead goat excels at fighting long single target battles, especially versus opponents that can be stunned. With a crit chance multiplier and a weapon damage based heal, you can out-sustain many high health enemies. 

Poor mana management will be your downfall. Balance keeping up a couple stacks of Deep Rage from Goat Scream with your defensive abilities. Having a small crit buff will keep your mana regain up, but spamming it will drain valuable mana you could use on your other abilities.

Save Headbutt for when your other abilities are on cooldown and your dropping low on health. It has a high mana cost, so use it sparingly.

Make sure to have Bones of Steel up as much as possible as it provides everything you need to keep fighting. It increases damage, which not only widdles down your opponent and buffs your Siphon, but improves your mana regen and valuable defensive stats to help you fight it out.

Tags: Alina,

June 29, 2015

I’m Having Too Much Fun!

Beleen’s Chaos Queen Release Launches this Friday, July 3

cutie makai nulgath chaos beleen queen doodle sketch

Tehehehe… Artix’s eyes will bleed RAINBOWS when he sees this!!

…also, I am NOT a paid artist…

=D

June 26, 2015

Jurassic AQWorlds Tribute Shop

Get the Jurassic Raptor Rider Gear in our new Limited Time Shop!

You don't need to be a master scientist or a tourist in a crazy-dangerous dinosaur-themed park to take a ride on a raptor... at least, not in AQWorlds! A ton of us here at Artix Entertainment love dinosaurs and the Jurassic Park movies, so it just made sense to share that love with you guys, and there is nothing cooler than slaying monsters from the back of a raptor! 

Laken's used all his genetically-engineered skill to create the Jurassic Raptor Rider for you all. Tonight's shop will be available until next Friday and includes:

  • Jurassic Raptor Rider Armor
  • Knight of the Dinosaurs Helm
  • Lance of Lizard Piercing

Each of the items in the Jurassic Raptor Rider LTS can be bought with AdventureCoins... and until July 10th, you can get up to 40% more free AdventureCoins depending on the package you buy!

PS: A few items are leaving game on Monday, so get them while you still can! The Seekers of Chaos and Shadow Warrior Blade+5

June 26, 2015

Deadmoor Spirit: The Stolen Screams

BACK on the Design Notes and On Your Screen... IN GREEN!

Hey guys! It seems like it's been forever since I was able to post something here and I can honestly say that it's nice to be back. I've been getting such a warm reception from all of you and it's just...
...really...
... nice. 


Moving on! Last week you got to play through Artix's first guest star release and this week you get mine! I need your help in Deadmoor, returning the stolen voice for the ghost of a little girls who was murdered more than a century ago...

... but you're not alone. The Queen of All Monsters has sent one of her most capable bounty hunters to Deadmoor, and they have plans for this little spirits stolen screams. 

But wait, there's more (moor?)...

MY PERSONAL GEAR! 

I've also decided to let you guys have my own, personal Mad Weaponsmith armor and my glowing Super Hammer. They are free for ALL players, and 0AC so you don't need to worry about storage. 
All you need to do is complete the release that I designed and you will unlock the quests that lead to my stuff. It will take a while (Members get perks so it will take them much less time),but all you have to do is put in a little effort and they are yours for the keeping. Enjoy with my blessing. 

In the quest you will also find drops, a shop filled with Member gear, Non-member gear and a few AC items, and I've even included a bonus cutscene that lets you know a little bit more about me. 

I hope you have as much fun playing through this as I had writing it and watching helplessly as the AQW staff assembled it. This must be the feeling that a writer has when they see a movie of their book for the first time. 

June 24, 2015

AQWeekly Newsletter: June 26 2015

Deadmoor Spirit release written by Cysero

Everyone’s favorite Mad Weaponsmith, Cysero, specially designed Friday’s upcoming release: Deadmoor Spirit!

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Click to read this week’s brand new newsletter and discover all the new NEW happening this week!

Read our Newsletter here!

June 23, 2015

Summer Madness AC Bonus Sale

Get Up to 40% MORE Free AdventureCoins Through July 10th!

Starting June 26th and through July 10th, get up to 40% more free AdventureCoins with each AC package - the larger the AC package you buy, the more bonus ACs you'll take home! On July 10th, the bonus amounts will change, so if you want to get your gauntlets on as many ACs as you can - this is the time to do it!

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AC Bonus Offer for June 26 - July 10:

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900 AC package + 50 bonus ACs    

AC Bonus Offer for July 10 - July 24:

12000 AC package + 3600 bonus ACs  
5000 AC package + 1000 bonus ACs
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AC Bonus Offer for July 24 - August 7:

12000 AC package + 3000 bonus ACs  
5000 AC package + 500 bonus ACs

June 23, 2015

Drew Conquers Round #1!

Our Real-Life Ninja moves on to the next stage

Way to go Drew! Clearing stage one with the first-ever backflip off of the warped wall obstacle, Drew completed course #1. You can tweet him a "Way to go #RealLifeNinja" on his Twitter @RealLifeNinja_ . He will now be moving on to the South Eastern regional finals were we will watching to cheer him on! By the way... did you see me holding the purple sign? (I was tiny, but I was there!)

Drew Clears Stage 1 of American Ninja Warrior

Another good friend, Reko, also completed stage one and is moving on! I was dissapointed that they did not show his full run (they showed a super short version)... especially considering that he breathed fire at his entrance, and had the most interesting ninja outfit of the entire episode. In addition to being the guy that choreographed my combat wedding, Reko taught me how to jump (remember the wall video) and is the first ever guest of the secret underground lab to climb up the west side of the building and knock on the window instead of using the front door. (Lots of things break when these ninja guys are around.)

Reko Rivera completes stage one of American Ninja Warrior 2015

Tags: Artix,

June 22, 2015

The DreadMoor Spirit

BACK on the Design Notes and On Your Screen... IN GREEN!

Hey guys! I've been working on AE's mobile games for the past few years but THIS FRIDAY I'm returning to AQW for a special guest release that I designed. Close your eyes and picture this...

OK, you can't read with your eyes closed. I see the problem.

Change of plan... keep reading but picture yourself with your eyes closed picturing this: The village of Deadmoor has been a ghost town for as long as anyone can remember. Some really bad stuff went down here and we're a few hundred years late to the party but it's never too late to try and right the wrongs of the past.

I made friends with the ghost of a little girl who died here. Her voice was stolen when she was brutally murdered by the townspeople. If you can help me return her stolen screams, then I'll give you the chance to earn my own personal, Mad Weaponsmith armor and my super hammer! There will also be a bunch of other rewards if you're not a fan of green, but you look like a player with some taste... so you like green.

Getting off topic... Come to Deadmoor, help me help her. Learn the secrets of Deadmoor's terrible past and you'll get to learn a little bit more about me too (if you're interested. It's optional). The adventure in Deadmoor starts THIS FRIDAY in AQW! Don't let me down.

June 22, 2015

American Ninja Warrior

Watch OUR Ninja Compete tonight!

Tonight, AQWorld's "real-life Ninja" Drew Drechsel competes on the American Ninja Warrior TV show. Join us all in cheering him on as he continues his quest to become the first ever winner of the show. You might just catch a glimpse of me too... I will be there cheering him on holding a "Drew is my Spirit Animal" sign alongside his friends and family.

Drew Drechsel to compete on American Ninja Warrior

Drew has chosen purple as his official color, and we are updating his in-game ninja trainer NPC to match. (It is more... ninja-like) Want to know more? Watch the AdventureCouch interview with Drew & I below! This guy is amazing.

Drew Drechsel on AdventureCouch

Also be on the look out for the contestant Reko Rivera. he will probably be in a red and black ninja costume breathing fire. Fun fact... Reko is the friend who choreographed my battle wedding O_O.

June 21, 2015

Featured Artist Limited Quantity Packages

Rare Collectors, You Won't Want to Miss This Gear!

Starting tonight, June 19th, at 11:00 PM server time, head to our Limited Quantity Set page to grab one of our newest Limited Quantity Package sets! Each item has been crafted by one of AQWorlds' most talented artists, and with the "Return of the Living Devs" summer event, this is the perfect time to release them!

Each package ties in with one of the first three event releases - Artix's Ebil Dreadspace zone (coming this Friday!), Cysero's Deadmoor Spirit story, and Beleen's Chaos Queen insanity. If you like collecting souvenirs from your favorite AQW events, then you will NOT want to miss your chance to get your gauntlets on this gear!

Dage’s DreadSpace Set 
Includes an armor, helms, and weapons. Items give additional XP and Class Points when equipped.

Price: 2000 ACs
Quantity: 5000 sets
Initial stock: 3000 sets
Restock amount: 400 sets per restock

Nulgath’s Void Rider Armor 
Includes motorcycle mount armor. gives 15% more Class Points when equipped.

Price: 1000 ACs
Quantity: 5000 sets
Initial stock: 3000 sets
Restock amount: 400 sets per restock

Nulgath’s Void Rider Armor and Pets
Includes motorcycle mount armor, Legend-only Battle Pet and regular pet. Armor 15% more Class Points when equipped.

Price: 150,000 gold 
Quantity: 3000 sets
Initial stock: 2000 sets
Restock amount: 200 sets per restock

This package is available to anyone with an active or expired account membership.

Memet's Pet and Weapon Combo
Includes pet and two weapons. Items give bonus to Rep and Gold when equipped.

Price: 100,000 gold (available for all players)
Quantity: 20000 sets
Initial stock: 10000 sets
Restock amount: 2000 sets per restock

This package is available for all players.

Limited Quantity Package Restock Schedule

The Featured Artist Limited Quantity Packages become available at 11:00 PM (that's midnight) this Friday, June 19th!  Not sure when that is in your part of the world? Here's a timezone converter to make setting your alarm easier!

  1. 11:00 PM Friday, 6/19 (initial stock)
  2. 9:00 AM Saturday, 6/20
  3. 7:00 PM Saturday, 6/20
  4. 5:00 AM Sunday, 6/21
  5. 3:00 PM Sunday, 6/21
  6. 1:00 AM Monday, 6/22 (final restock)

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 chances 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 in the Limited Quantity Packages will be 0 ACs, so you can keep them in your bank for free, forever!
  • Do I have to have an active Membership to buy the Member-only sets? You do not need to have an active upgrade to purchase the Legend sets, as long as you have purchased a membership for your account at any time in the past!
  • Can I return the package if I don't like it? The items from the Limited Quantity Packages are non-refundable, like our other item packages.

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

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