13 Lords of Chaos
 

Design Notes

HeroMart | Player Suggestion | Facebook | TWEET: Artix | Alina | Memet | Beleen
   

Info Maker

November 29, 2013

What IS Black Friday?!

And Why Do People Get So Crazy?!

Black Friday is the day after the American Thanksgiving holiday, and the official start of the holiday shopping season in stores. Crowds of people flood into physical shops and online stores to get discounts and deals on gifts (and gear for themselves).

It's easier to battle monsters than rabid shoppers!

There are a lot of rumors about where the name came from, but according to the internet*, it began with Philadelphia police officers, bus and taxi drivers who knew that massive amounts of people would cause traffic jams across the city. Having seen people camping outside stores yesterday and driven through crowds of people fighting to get into parking lots today, I completely agree!

Always check facts you find on the internet. These seem pretty well-documented, though.


Tags: Alina

 

Prize Maker

November 29, 2013

Black Friday Prize Rush

Log In to AQWorlds on Black Friday to Win!

You like to play AQWorlds, and we like to reward you for playing it! Because Black Friday is a day to have fun running around hunting for extra-special deals, we wanted to do something crazy, too!

So if you log in at ANY point during Black Friday, you'll be entered into the Black Friday prize pool for a chance to win 1 of 100 copies of an exclusive Shadow-themed weapon! The ONLY way to get that gear is to login to AQW. That's all you've got to do!*

Grab your friends and get to battling!

We will hold this same drawing on Cyber Monday, but with a different prize going to 100 different people! Prizes will be awarded later this week.

* You only need to log in once to enter, and each account can only be entered once. 


Tags: Alina

 

Dark Maker

November 28, 2013

Black Friday Gear is Here

Get the darkest gear of the year this weekend!

Head to Battleon and talk to the Shadowspawn Warrior to access the Black Friday shop (or find it in your game menu) and be the first in line to get our ShadowSpawn Warrior pre-Black Friday special offer! Then celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends by taking down the Turdrakolich in our Harvest event.  

 

Embrace the Darkness with the ShadowSpawn Warrior package! 

Before the madness of Black Friday, there is Thanksgiving, a day of feasting and fun! But last night we're launching our 2013 Harvest Fest... and the ShadowSpawn Warrior Black Friday special offer! 

Available until at least Monday, December 2, 2013 


Tags: Alina Shadowspawn Warrior

 

Feast Maker

November 27, 2013

Turdrakolich's Revenge!

Celebrate the Harvest with a Bounty of Rewards

If you can't stand the heat, get out of Oishii's killer kitchen this Harvest!  You know it's time for FOUL play, because a dark and undeadly creature is out for revenge, gearing up to tear down Oishii's kitchen. Her dream of having the best Harvest Fest ever is in danger... but so is her life and YOUR dinner!

 

Break a Wish(bone)!

/Join Killerkitchen to begin this year's Harvest Fest event! Help Oishii create the best feast EVER... and save her from the Undead Turdraken (a Turdrakolich, of course!) who has come back to seek revenge for serving him up to last year's guests!

So hot you 're in danger of catching fire!

You'll find the Turdrakolich Rares shop filled with super-spicy, extra-hot gear, like the Beast from Below (rumor has it the creature lives inside Oishii's over O_O!!!!), the Turdrakolich Hunter, and more!

Holiday Weekend Prize Pool!

Log in on Black Friday for a change to win one of 100 exclusive shadow weapons! Then, log in on Cyber Monday for a chance to win 1 of 100 exclusive cyber weapons! ALL you have to do is log in... but while you're here, check out all the new releases!

The Turdrakolich knows what you ate last harvest!

Check out tonight's other releases!


Tags: Alina

 

November 27, 2013

Amazon Warrior Armor $2.99

For this week only, you can get 1000 AC and the Amazon Warrior Armor for only $2.99 USD at the Amazon.com website.

You can use credit card and also Amazon.com gift cards found in many grocery stores in the U.S to buy stuff at Amazon.


Tags: amazon Captain Rhubarb

 

Wish Maker

November 27, 2013

AQW Wishlist

Poll: What Changes do YOU want to see in AQW?

As we move closer to the end of the 13 Lords of Chaos Saga , We want to make some big changes in AQWorlds, and we're going to need to start planning them out now so we have a plan locked in. So I want to know:

If there were ANYTHING about AQWorlds and how it works you could change,* what would it be?

Send us your ideas on Twitter, the forum, or Facebook! 

Some current ideas:

  • Adding elements
  • Locking PVP maps to only allow certain classes
  • Saving your last location and current quests
  • Changing (or removing?!) the Enhancements system

We are building AQW for and WITH you!

We build AQWorlds with and for you guys, and every week we take your suggestions and ideas and add them into our releases. There are a lot of things that many of you want to see change, so let's work together to MAKE THEM HAPPEN!

Let's get YOUR ideas in-game!

There are MASSIVE changes we want to make that involve rewriting large parts of the game (which means they will not happen quickly), but they're worth doing if they help improve the game! We will try to get as many of them done as is humanly (and undeadly?!?!) possible!

Thank you for Supporting AQWorlds!

The entire AQWorlds team works hard to create releases because you love AQWorlds, and we love that so many of you support the game you love. Thank you for letting us know how you feel about the game, and what you want to see in it. Remember, AQW is YOUR game and you shape it through your suggestions and ideas! 


Tags: Alina

 

Space Maker

November 27, 2013

Tonight: 30 More Bagslots

We are adding 30 more buyable inventory slots!

Feel like your backpack is a little cramped? Is your bank full to overflowing? We have heard your cries of pain in the game, on Twitter and Facebook, and on the forums! Well, get ready for GREAT news, because tonight we are adding 30 MORE buyable inventory slots for 200 ACs each!

Where to Buy More Spaces

Click on the "Add Space" button in your inventory window or north from Battleon up to the Bank (next to the Guardian Tower) and talk to Augold the Banker to buy more slots!

You Said You Couldn't Add New Spaces!?!

You are correct, disembodied collective player-voice! We get asked for more spaces every day on Twitter, the forum, Facebook, and in-game. We have to be VERY careful about how often we add more spaces to avoid increasing lag. Making extra inventory spaces cost 200 ACs each also offsets the cost of the increased strain on our servers.


Tags: Alina

 

Offer Maker

November 26, 2013

Pre-Black Friday Bonanza

Embrace the Darkness with the ShadowSpawn Warrior package! 

The Shadowspawn Warrior Black Friday special offer is available now! Check out all the details in these Design Notes!

Available until at least Monday, December 2, 2013 

Starting this Wednesday at 11:59 PM server time, buy any of the following packages to unlock the full ShadowSpawn Warrior set! The set will be available until at least Cyber Monday (December 2, 2013). After that, it may leave at any time! 

  • 3 month membership 
  • 6 month membership 
  • 12 month membership 
  • 5000 AdventureCoins 
  • 12000 AdventureCoins

Special Offer Bonuses!

Buying ANY AdventureCoin package unlocks our Shadowfire Emperor armor set, which comes with: 

  • Color-Customizable Shadowfire Emperor armor 
  • Shadowfire Skull helm 
  • Shadowfire Katana Cape 
  • Shadowfire Blade 
  • and a character page badge!

When you buy a 5000 AC package, you ALSO unlock our ShadowSorcerer armor set, which comes with: 

  • ShadowSorcerer armor 
  • 2 capes 
  • 2 helms 
  • 1 staff 
  • and a character page badge!


Tags: Alina

 

iPaladin

November 26, 2013

New Mobile Game!?

Battle Gems is coming soon

Do you have an iPhone, Android, iPod, iPad, iToaster, iSock or iWeirdSenseOfHumor? This holiday season we plan our releasing our first major mobile game! It is an RPG/Battle-Puzzle game calledAdventureQuest: Battle Gems.

You battle by touching the screen and connecting 3 or more gems of the same type. We got creative and added slime levels, lava challenges, bombs, cages, and a bunch of other crazy game mechanics. As you read this we are in the home stretch of creating the game's 140+ monsters and 256 levels.

BattleGems is coming soon!

Yes, it will be free. Probably an optional upgrade in it -- but we do not know what yet, we have been competely focused on the gameplay and level design. We want you to fall in love with our first mobile game.

The Battle Gems project was started to "teach us how to make mobile games" so we would be ready to create a mobile version of AdventureQuest Worlds. It turned into something really amazing... we hope you will be one of the first people to download it and try it out when it is ready this December.

Want to be the first to know when it goes live!? Like the BattleGems Facebook page!


Tags: Artix

 

Bone Maker

November 25, 2013

Revenge of the Turdrakolich

Celebrate the Harvest with a Bounty of Rewards!

This Wednesday, it's time for FOUL play! A dark and undeadly creature is out for revenge, gearing up to tear down Oishii's kitchen. Her dream of having the best Harvest Fest ever is in danger... but so is her life and YOUR dinner!

Oishii's thankful for Lore's heroes!

A Feast of Releases!

Thanksgiving is a time to tell what you are grateful for... and WE are grateful for all of you who play and support AQWorlds! Take a look at what else is on the menu for this week!

  • Pre-Black Friday BlackJack special offer goes live Wednesday! 
  • Pre-Black Friday merge shop and quests go live Wednesday!
  • Black Friday shop goes live at 12:01 AM on Friday!
  • Cyber Monday shop releases at 12:01 AM this Monday!


Tags: Alina

 

Update Maker

November 25, 2013

Updates from this Weekend

Did You Confront Drakath Yet?!

If you haven't played last weekend's release, what are you waiting for?!?!! Drakath, Champion of Chaos, is waiting for you... and so is the battle of a lifetime! 

Chaos is waiting.

Isses from last week resolved!

While we get the team set up for the week, the coders tackle the bugs from the previous week's release. Here's the progress update on issues from the weekend:

  • Game not recognizing Mythsong zone completion: Fix rolls tomorrow.
  • The Unkillable Drakath being killable: Fix rolls tomorrow.
  • Eligible players not receiving 2 free Fortune tickets: Already fixed.
  • Changed names not updating in guilds: Fix in progress.

And for the many players asking about reclaiming inactive names from 2008 to get a new name: the expanded range of inactive account purges began Friday. We are purging thousands of accounts a day. If you do not see the name you want available, please try again soon. Remember, once a name has been changed/purged, it is unavailable for 30 days. (This is to prevent hacking issues.)


Tags: Alina Name changes Drakath Carnival of Fortune Guilds

 

November 25, 2013

Get Your Game(card) On

Your Legendary Passport to Adventure!

Our players are all over the world. The Ultimate Game Card is available all over the world. So you should use the Ultimate Game Card to unlock exclusive Legend features inside AdventureQuest Worlds! Ultimate Game Card is your ultimate way to become an Upgraded Legend in your favorite online adventure game. And you can get this card practically anywhere!

Ultimate Game Card for online fantasy game AdventureQuest Worlds
Click here to find a UGC vendor near you!

Now's the time to grab a handful... with the holidays coming up, they make GREAT gifts for you OR your friends! Give the gift of gaming and BATTLE ON with all your best buds!

Artix Game Cards!

We DO still have our AE game cards at CVS, and if you're lucky, you'll be able to snag one of the last cards at Target and Toys R Us before they fly off the shelves for good!


Tags: Beleen Ultimate Game Card

 

Chaos Maker

November 22, 2013

Confront Drakath Tonight

Begin the 13th Lord of Chaos Saga Tonight!

Begin the EPIC 13th Lord of Chaos Saga this weekend and unlock a portal to the Chaos Realm, create a guidestone, then battle your way to the heart of Drakath's Lair! 

The Champion of Chaos is waiting!

You've fought for years to get to this point, but you will have to fight just a few more battles! (That's an understatement. You'll need to fight a lot. A TON. A world FULL of battles before this Saga is over!)

How to Begin the Adventure?

/Join nexus and talk to Warlic! If you've completed the Prologue and done Gravelyn's quests in Shadowfall, you'll see Warlic and the Chaos Portal on the top of the Nexus Tower. Once there, you'll need to have all 12 of the first Chaos Sagas complete OR have an upgraded account in order to start Warlic's first quest!

Not sure how many you need to complete? Check your Book of Lore or Warlic's handy Saga Progress checker! Then begin his 1st quest to watch the first cutscene reviewing all of your adventures... and the start of the most INSANE journey you'll ever take!

NOTE: Currently the progress checker does not show updated values for Bloodtusk or Mythsong. Check your Book of Lore for correct values.

What Comes Next?

We promised you would confront Drakath, the Champion of Chaos, before the year was out, and you WILL do that tonight! But don't think the adventure ends here, Hero! Man, do we have a LOT in store for you in the 13th Lord of Chaos saga. Man, oh man, on MANY BATTLES ARE AHEAD!!!!

We did not want to rush the next releases in this Saga, so rather than cram too much into a single month (and miss all of the things I'm about to miss next) we're going to continue the Chaos Saga after Frostval.

Next week, we've got the Turdrakolich event, then Frostval returns, Artix's wedding event releases, and our NEW Frostval content arrives: Nightmare Before Frost-EVIL!!! Once 2014 arrives, the Chaos is going to come fast and CRAZY! 


Tags: Alina

 

Time Maker

November 22, 2013

Celebrate 50 Years of Who

50 years of Who? What? When? Where? Why?

Talk to Quibble Coinbiter in Battleon or check your game menu to see our shop full of Doctor Who-themed gear AND all the new gear in Quibble Coinbiter's shop!

Doctor Whooooo's 50th Anniversary!

Wishsticks and mustard for all! Here at the Lab, we LOVE us some timetravel, and when you throw in a dapper Doctor and a sweet (and sonic) screwdriver, you KNOW it's a show we're going to love! Since the beginning of the year, we've had TONS of Whovians asking us to do a tribute shop for the big premiere of the 50th anniversary episode this weekend... so of COURSE we did, and put our own spin on it!

Whoooooooo! /Cheer

You'll find Doctors When, Why, and Hue armors in the shop along with sonic blades and more fezzes than you can shake a haberdasher at! (Don't shake haberdashers. They don't call them Mad Hatters because they are nice!)

And remember, if you're going to live in a ZARDIS house, pick up an Ultrafez! It's the only thing tall enough to clean the ceiling!

Harvest Fest and TWO Free Fortune Tickets!

You've got a LOT to do this weekend, and once you've explored the realm of Chaos and confronted Drakath, /join harvest to take down the Turdraken! Then /join carnival and spin the Wheels of Doom and Destiny for a chance to get our newest item: the Hungry Werewolf pet!

Hungry for adventure!

TWO FREE FORTUNE TICKETS?!?! You read that right. If your account has logged in within the last 30 days and is level 15 or higher, you got two Fortune Tickets for free! We awarded those earlier this evening. But there were SO MANY heroes to give tickets to, we could not do it all at once. So if you did NOT get your tickets tonight, you will receive them on Monday.

NEW Chaos Gear in Quibble's Shop!

Chaos has its eye on Quibble Coinbiter, and you KNOW that means something big is going on! Check out the new Chaos and wedding gear in Quibble's shop before it leaves forever!

Zorbak LOVES ebil. And track pants.

Find the following in Quibble's shop:

  • Zorbak Loves Ebil Bank Pet
  • Dual Chaorrupted Bloodletters
  • Chaorrupted Bloodletters 
  • Chaorrupted Nemesis Mace
  • Drakath's Chaos Mug
  • Chaos Shankers
  • Chaos Slicer
  • Creeping Chaos Cape


Tags: Alina

 

Change Maker

November 22, 2013

Name Changes Are Live

Reinvent Yourself in AQWorlds With a New Name!

GREAT news, guys! We've been working behind the scenes to get a new feature working: in-game name changes... and it WORKS! Starting NOW, you will be able to purchase a new name for your hero through the account manager for 2,000 AdventureCoins. Read on for more details and how the process will work!

Name changes coming soon!

"Why 2000 ACs?" some of you are asking. We have a couple reasons for that. We don't want people to abuse the system by spamming name changes (which would hit the database pretty hard) or to deliberately confuse/harass other players.

We look at your game name as your hero's identity; it is a big decision, selecting a new name, because names are important. It's who you are; it's who will save the world!

How to Change Your Name in AQWorlds!

Starting next week (once testing is done), you'll be able to change your name using the following steps:

Go to the account manager on AQ.com


 

Login to the account manager

 
 

Click on "Change Username"

Type in the new name you want. If it is available, you will be asked to confirm your choice, then charged 2,000 ACs. If the name is not available, you will not be charged.

 

Once you receive the success message, login to your account with the new username and your same password.

Though we regularly clean up old accounts, we will be doing another huge "inactive account" purge before this goes live to free up more names.

Things to Remember!

Don't forget this important information:

  • Once a name has been changed, the previous name CANNOT be taken for 30 days. This is to prevent accounts from being hacked to steal their name.
  • You must choose a name with at LEAST 4 characters (letters and/or numbers)
  • Choosing a name with only numbers may cause bugs in the game.
  • Even MORE old, inactive accounts are being purged tonight to free up more new names. If you do not wish your old accounts to be purged, log into them! (We NEVER delete accounts who have upgraded or bought ACs.)
  • If you have any issues with your changed name (or any other name-related account issues) please use THIS help page!
  • Currently there is a delay with your new name showing up in your Guild Chat. This problem will resolve itself on its own in a few hours to a day. (We are working on making that go faster.)


Tags: Alina Name Change

 

November 21, 2013

Harvest Fest is Back

Celebrate the Harvest with a Bounty of Rewards!

In a Hunger Game, only the most ravenous heroes survive... because they have a taste for VICTORY! Harvest Fest is BACK, and that means it's time for you to beat down the Turdraken and mash the monsters attacking the Cornycopia to earn a feast full of rewards! Then stuff your face AND your inventory with sweet gear to prepare for your battle against the Turdrakolich next Wednesday! 

Are you hungry for victory?!

Sample the tastiest battles AQW has to offer when you /join Feast, and don't miss adventures in:

  • Harvest - Help Oishii, the Craziest Chef around!
  • Turdraken - Take on the Turdraken for a deadly AND delicious battle!
  • Float - Help Scott the Pilgrim save the Harvest Parade!
  • FoulFarm - Something's foul in the Farmlands! 

The Sweetest Rewards Come with the Harvest!

Once you're done gathering gear from the Harvest Fest, /join carnival to spin the Wheels of Doom and Destiny for our newest reward: the GIANT Hungry Werewolf! This 0 AC pet is only available until December 2nd!

Hungry like a (were)wolf!

Tomorrow: Get TWO Free Fortune Tickets!

We are thankful for all the heroes who play AQWorlds! That's why tomorrow we are giving ALL players who have logged in within the last 30 days AND are level 10 or higher TWO free tickets to spin the Wheels of Doom or Destiny! 

Thank you for playing AQWorlds!


Tags: Alina Harvest Fest Wheel of Doom Wheel of Destiny Thank you for playing AQW

 

Cheer Maker

November 20, 2013

Happy Birthday Memet

AQW's Nightmare Moglin Levels Up in Real Life!

In Lore, you don't GET presents for your birthday, you GIVE them! And that's why you should head to Battleon now: Memet, AQW's assistant game lead, has a chest shop full of cutely-creepy (also terrifyingly-adorable if you are scared of dolls or clocks) gear to say thank you for playing AQW!

Memet's apprentice, Blade, made her a very appropriately-scary gift!

Memet started working for Artix Entertainment in the Player Support department... until we saw how amazing she was as an artist and kidnapped her! After Cysero transferred to the BattleGems team, Memet leveled up to AQW's assistant game lead, helping with art, writing, and release design.

Wish her a Happy Birthday on Twitter, then head to Battleon to check out the gear in her shop:

  • Clockwork Doll armor
  • Clockwork Dolly morph helm
  • Clockwork Doll Key +5 (gives 5% bonus to gold when equipped!)
  • Clockwork Doll Bowler and Locks helms
  • Clockwork Doll Key cape

This Week's Releases!

Prepare to face the Turdrakolich next Wednesday by stuffing your face AND your inventory with sweet gear TOMORROW! Login Thursday night to beat down the Turdraken and mash the monsters attacking the Cornycopia to earn a feast full of rewards!

Oishii's thankful for Lore's heroes!

Then log in this Friday to unlock a portal to the Chaos Realm, create a guidestone, and battle your way through the Chaos Realm to the heart of Drakath's Lair! You'll also be able to check out our shop full of Doctor Who-themed gear AND go on Quibble's quest into simulations of Lore's past, present, and future!


Tags: Alina Memet Doctor Who Chaos Drakath

 

Post Maker

November 19, 2013

New Armor News

We've been making additions to some of our armors!

The Lunar Sandknight! Reens will be adding the color-custom code to the rest of the Lunar Sandknight set in Quibble's shop today. She's back in action today, but let's all cast /heal on Reens' household to drive away the Sick!

The armor, helms, sword, and wings will ALL be color-customizable!

Plumes of Paradise Alteration

Over the weekend, we fixed the issue on an armor released in February which made the skirt disappear and left just the bikini bottom showing. We are very careful to release armors which we feel will appeal to the majority of our playerbase while keeping in line with our E-10 rating, but sometimes mistakes and bugs slip in. 

Though the armor looked unbroken (if more revealing than we normally allow) when you review at our other Carnival armors, you see the lower halves of the female armors are much more covered than the Plume armor, having skirts or bottoms which cover their entire lower torso. No other older armors are going to be changed at this time. 

Later today, the sellback price will be raised to the original purchase price. If you do not wish to keep the armor, go ahead and sell it and you'll get all 600 ACs back. If you sold the armor already (after it was changed), we will run a query to give you the difference.

Find the Evolved Chronomancer at HeroMart!

If you haven't seen our new 2014 Artix Entertainment Calendar Poster, head to HeroMart! You'll get the ChronoCommander Class and armor set! AND... later today, we'll also add the Evolved Chronomancer Armor set from Tyronius!

If you already purchased the 2014 Calendar, you'll find this gear in your badge shop in the Book of Lore, along with all of the other in-game items that already came with it!! 


Tags: Alina Changes Quibble HeroMart Evolved Chronomancer

 

Smarter Than Socks

November 19, 2013

A Common Scam

Be Clever, Always.

Hi guys. As you know, I don't work on AQW anymore but I wanted to share something with the AQW community. 

Earlier today I got a tweet from a player. Let's call him SKLURP

SKLURP is asking for a little help and I like to help when I can, even thought I don't work on the game. As I'm looking at SKLUP's account I see that it was pretty recently created in a country that is about 10,000km from the country where he is located. Of course that looks suspicious so I start asking questions. 

SKLURP says that he BOUGHT the account from "some dude" that he met in Battleon because it was higher level than his, already a member and a 5th Upholder. 

*facepalm*

I let him know that he got scammed. He is of course very confused and upset so I let him know how the scam works. 

HERE'S HOW THE SCAM WORKS

For the sake of our example let's call our scam artist ASC4M4T1ST.

  1. ASC4M4T1ST starts an account and buys an upgrade. He even uses the ACs from the upgrade to get a few recent rares. SO far, eveything is cool. 

  2.  ASC4M4T1ST starts advertizing that he's tired of this account and wants to sell it, cheap. (report people who do this when you see it)

  3. SKLURP thinks "WOW, WHAT A DEAL!" so he agrees to pay ASC4M4T1ST (maybe through Paypal or some other money transfer service). 

  4. ASC4M4T1ST hands over the password. SKLURP plays for a few days happily on his shiny new character. Maybe he even buys an AC package to arm him up and make him really nice. 

  5. THEN, the game auto-detects that this account, which was created in South America is now being played from Asia.

  6. Maybe the player just moved across the world so the game checks for a few other things like an e-mail and password being changed around the same time as the new computer started playing this character. It fits all the critera of a stolen account, so the account is automatically disabled by the game engine. 

  7. A few days later ASC4M4T1ST contacts PLAYER SUPPORT and says "HELP, I WAS HACKED!".

  8. Player Support looks at the account and sees that this upgraded account as created in and upgraded from South America but is being played in Asia. Player Support only wants to help our players as much as possible so they return the account to ASC4M4T1ST, resetting the account to the original creation e-mail and passowrd.

  9. ASC4M4T1ST now has control of the account he upgraded, plus the money he got from SKLURP for the account plus the ACs that SKLURP bought for the character while he had control of it. 

  10. ASC4M4T1ST then repeats the process again.

You see, Player Support have no evidence that the account was purchased from ASC4M4T1ST. Even if SLKURP has an e-mail or some sort of recipt from Paypal, it's no help for Player Support. They can't reverse a payment you made in private.

In fact, it's ILLEGAL to sell AQW accounts since they are technically all the property of Artix Entertainment. Player Support has no choice but to see thngs this way. The only thing that SKLURP can do is try to get his money back from ASC4M4T1ST. Good luck with that. 

The Player Support team is doing the best that they can to help everyone out. This is why it's soooo vitally important that people understand that they shouldn't share, trade, give away or especially buy accounts from other players. 

Don't be SKLURP. 


Tags: Cysero Scam SKLURP

 

Goodbye Maker

November 18, 2013

Say Goodbye to this Gear

These items are gone for good!

It's Monday, and that means a new week full of battles, gear, and OMG Chaos! To make room for all this awesome new content, though, we're removing some of our previously-released items and events.

Goodbye, Snow Leopard set!

BattleCon will stay in-game permanently, but the rare shops, Dragon Shinobi farming quests, and Ultra BrutalCorn battle leave! 

  • J6's Birthday shop leaves tonight
  • 5th Birthday Rares shop, any items in BattleCon tagged "rare," quests to farm for Dragon Shinobi, and Ultra BrutalCorn battle leaves tonight
    (You will still be able to buy the AC version of the Dragon Shinobi Class from Ragnar in Battleon) 
  • ALL of our Mogloween content leaves tonight
  • The Snow Leopard and Dark Snow Leopard leave the Wheel of Destiny tonight

Coming Soon (or already here) in AQW!

We have SO MUCH going on behind the scenes that a lot of it doesn't make it into our weekly Design Notes posts... but I know you guys LOVE news, so check out THESE sweet bullet points:

  • This Friday: travel into the Chaos Realm to hunt for Drakath, Champion of Chaos!
    You will need to complete ALL 12 of the Chaos Lord zones before you can begin unless you have an active account upgrade. (We recommend completing them all anyways!) 
  • Our previous years' Harvest Fest releases return on Thursday!
  • The Book of Lore has been updated! See which storylines you've completed and re-watch all the Chaos Saga cutscenes you've unlocked!

 Relive your epic adventures!

  • Next week: a NEW Chaos-themed PvP map - get ready to battle each other in the Chaos Realm!
  • Our Doctor Who 50th anniversary shop (and Quibble's timespan quests) will release this Friday!
  • Game testers have begun testing the first round of our anti-botting measures! Soon we'll need YOUR help, too!
  • We are investigating how to do some NEW functionality that we get asked for every day! More news later this week.


Tags: Alina

 

Chaos Maker

November 15, 2013

2nd Lord of Chaos Finale

Take Down Chaos Lord Xiang and her Chaos Harpy!

Journey through the Mirror Realm and deep into the heart of a Chaorrupted Forest (/join mirrorportal) where the 2nd Beast of Chaos awaits. Take down the Chaos Harpythen prepare to face the doubly-deadly battle against Chaos Lord Xiang, who wields the combined power of the Good and Evil Twins, Xing and Xang! 

The penultimate Chaos Lord battle!

Survive the Chaos Harpy battle by arming yourself with a Shriekward potion; Alina in Battleontown can teach you how to create one. And then... oh, Hero, and then! Defeat the 2nd Lord of Chaos, Xiang. but be warned: with the Good and Evil sides of herself fighting internally, it's going to be a VERY Chaotic fight as she switches between hurting AND helping you!

Chaos Rewards:

  • Chaos Lord Xiang's armor and wings!
  • Harpy Hunter armor!
  • More gear in the Mirror Realm merge shop!

Quibble Coinbiter is back... with Chaos!

If you've seen Quibble appear before, you know he brings incredible gear themed after the next Chaos Lord Saga... and since we only have ONE left, that means his gear will be Chaos-themed! Arm yourself in the gear of a Chaos Reaper, and check out a full list of the rest of the incredible gear he's got for you!

Will  you join in the Chaos... or destroy it?!

More rewards in Quibble's shop:

  • Chaos Reaper armor set
  • Supreme Shadowscythe Inquisitor armor set
  • Lunar Sandknight armor set
  • And more!


Tags: Alina

 

Schedule Maker

November 15, 2013

Don't Forget These Dates

Dates to Remember!

Mark your calendars, Heroes, and if you don't have one for 2014, check out our newest 2014 AE Poster Calendar at HeroMart!

Shops and Gear Arrival and Departure Dates!

  • J6's Birthday shop leaves on Monday, November 18th
  • 5th Birthday Rares shop, any items in BattleCon tagged "rare," quests to farm for Dragon Shinobi, and Ultra BrutalCorn battle leave Monday, November 18th
  • (You will still be able to buy the AC version of the Dragon Shinobi Class from Ragnar in Battleon) 
  • ALL of our Mogloween content leaves Monday, November 18th!
  • The Snow Leopard and Dark Snow Leopard leave the Wheel of Destiny on Monday, November 18th!
  • The Thor's Day shop leaves this Thursday, November 21st!
  • The previous years' Harvest Fest releases all return next Thursday, November 21st!
  • Memet, Zazul, and Doctor Who are all celebrating Birthday/Anniversaries next week!
  • Next Friday: journey into the Chaos Realm to meet the 13th Lord of Chaos... AND discover more of Drakath's plot as the 13th Lord of Chaos Saga begins!

Other Important News!

  • Don't miss our high-level, high-EXP farming zone in /shadowrealm! Must be level 45+ to enter!
  • XP caps for levels 49-53 have been adjusted to make leveling easier!
  • Tomix's Soulweaver armor is now in the DragonFable gear shop and WILL NOT go rare!
  • Don't miss the new swag at HeroMart: our 2014 Calendar AND the Artix Glow-In-The-Dark Logo T-shirt!
  • Guild Halls are now available to ALL players on ALL servers!


Tags: Alina

 

News Maker

November 15, 2013

Luck of the Draw Prizes

Prizes For... Many!

The Luck of the Draw prizes were handed out tonight, and MANY players who've visited the Carnival of Fortune have some sweet new gear! 

Our Grand Prize Winner, programmer9, received a full armor set from Dage the Evil... the ONLY one of its kind... EVER!

While automatically awarding the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th prizes, we encountered a bug in the new query (the order we gave to the database while awarding the prizes), so many people got the Prismatic Lucky Rogue armor!

Congratulations, winners!

NEVER FEAR, Lucky Rogue winners! Our bad luck is YOUR good luck! Everyone who got the Prismatic Lucky Rogue armor will keep it... and the real 25 winners of the 2nd place prize will receive a new award next week (but will still get to keep the Prismatic Lucky Rogue armor)!

3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th place winners: congratulations and enjoy your weapons!


Tags: Alina

 

November 14, 2013

2014 Poster Calendar Story

My favorite part of the design notes is sharing the behind the scenes stories of how we make things. Many of you have been with us for many years-- you have seen what I am about to talk about first hand. But if you are just joining us, this is an interesting point in the story to jump in! Behold, this year's brand new 2014 Artix Entertainment Calendar Poster!

2014 Artix Entertainment Poster Calendar

We created our first calendar 4 years ago. We worked really hard on it, using mostly Oishii's art (Oishii was the first artist to join the team.) It featured all of our female characters. The reaction was overwhelmingly "Uh... this is girly!" We even recieved a phone call from a parent asking if we had any that were more... you know... for boys.

So, LOL, the next year Diozz joined the team. He created a more villain oriented calendar and it was recieved really well. We were able to make it thanks to Toys"R"Us to helped cover the costs of production. It sold out completely HeroMart, but, unlike our card game, it did not do well at all in Toys"R"Us. We actually bought calendars back from Toys"R"Us to put more on HeroMart that year. The following year, we created our first Calendar Poster. It was the coolest thing we had ever created. We made it double sided. The front side had the calendar on it. The idea was, when the year was over people could flip it over and it would be an awesome stand-alone-poster. Players loved it!

This year, Diozz drew the scene above as a personal gift to me. It was so... dark, dangerous, with a feeling of action and no matter how many undead surrounded Artix he was going to fight and fight and fight and win! I asked Diozz if we could use his art for this year's 2014 calendar and he smiled and said he was honored.

Dage spent several days digitally painting it. It was tricky because the original picture was landscape. We tried it, but a sideways poster just felt weird. So Diozz and Dage spend a lot of time repainting and re-editing it to fit perfectly on a tall poster. You probably want to hear about the class and items that come with it, but you can see all of that on the HeroMart site.

I really wanted to share the story and love that went into creating this. The poster/calendar has become a new yearly tradition and this one...  perfectly matches the new dark, epic, and heroic feel that we want to put into our games. If you get one -- I would love to see a picture of it on your wall!

NOTE: To give our support and help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, we will be donating 20% of all calendar profit to the Red Cross in the Philippines through the end of November. AdventureQuest Worlds has 1,329,791 players who live in the Philippines.  So if you are going to get a calendar, order it now—it feels better knowing your game stuff is chipping in for a good cause!


Tags: Artix

 

Chaos Maker

November 14, 2013

2nd Lord of Chaos Finale

This Friday: Defeat Chaos Lord Xiang!

Journey through the Mirror Realm and deep into the heart of a Chaorrupted Forest to find the Chaos Portal... where the 2nd Beast of Chaos awaits. Take down the Chaos Harpy, then take a moment to reflect on whether you're ready to face the doubly-deadly battle against Chaos Lord Xiang, who wields the combined power of the Good and Evil Twins, Xing and Xang! 

Good and Evil combine to form... CHAOS!

If you're going to survive the Chaos Harpy battle, you're going to need to arm yourself with a Shriekward potion, and there's only ONE person on Lore who knows how to make THAT!

Once you've taken down the Harpy, prepare to face the 2nd Lord of Chaos, Xiang. But be warned: made up of both Good and Evil Chaos Twins... she may attack you with one hand while defending you with another. Get ready for a VERY Chaotic fight!


Tags: Alina 2nd Lord of Chaos Drakath Plot SO MUCH CHAOS

 

Question Maker

November 14, 2013

Gear up for Chaos

Quibble Coinbiter Returns Friday!

If you've seen Quibble appear before, you know he brings incredible gear themed after the next Chaos Lord Saga... and since we only have ONE left, that means his gear will be Chaos-themed! 

Will  you join in the Chaos... or destroy it?!

Coming in tomorrow's Quibble shop:

  • Chaos Reaper armor set
  • Shadowscythe Inquisitor armor set
  • Chaos Miasma sword, daggers, and polearm
  • Chaos Mage, Warrior, Rogue, and Healer armors
  • Lunar Sandknight armor set (mirror Celestial Sandknight)
  • Giant Warrior (mirror Dwarf Warrior)

Even the Shadowscythe are prepared to face Chaos!

Dates to Remember!

  • Midnight tonight: the rest of the Luck of the Draw winners receive their prizes!
    (Tuesday's release put us a bit behind schedule, but they'll all come tonight!)
  • J6's Birthday shop leaves on Monday, November 18th
  • Dage's Dragon Katanas leave the Carnival of Fortune merge shops in /wheel on Friday, November 15th
  • 5th Birthday Rares shop, any items in BattleCon tagged "rare," quests to farm for Dragon Shinobi, and Ultra BrutalCorn battle leave Monday, November 18th
    (You will still be able to buy the AC version of the Dragon Shinobi Class from Ragnar in Battleon) 
  • ALL of our Mogloween content leaves Monday, November 18th!


Tags: Alina Quibble Coinbiter Chaos More Chaos Drakaaaaaaaaaaaaaath

 

Happy Maker

November 13, 2013

Luck of the Draw Prizes

Congratulations to our 1001 Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of our Luck of the Draw contest! Those heroes who spun the Wheels of Doom or Destiny in the Carnival of Fortune and had a heaping helping of real-life luck are going to get some amazing and exclusive gear!

Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winner: Programmer9!

In just a bit, he'll be the proud (and ONLY!) owner of the Fallen Warlord set:

  • Fallen Warlord Armor
  • Infernal Warrior Face
  • Circle of Flames Cape
  • Infernal Fleshrender Blade

We will begin hand-awarding prizes tonight (after we grab some sushi for dinner), but the bulk of the winners will receive their awards tomorrow, when Yorumi automatically inserts prizes into the winners' inventories.

Shown here: 3rd, 5th, and 7th prizes

1,000 other winners will get:

  • 2nd prize: 25 winners - Exclusive armor
  • 3rd prize: 50 winners - Exclusive weapon
  • 4th prize: 75 winners - Exclusive weapon
  • 5th prize: 100 winners - Exclusive weapon
  • 6th prize: 250 winners - Exclusive weapon
  • 7th prize: 500 winners - Exclusive weapon

Let us know what you think: Do you want to see this kind of contest with these kinds of exclusive prizes happen again? If so, how often?


Tags: Alina Luck of the Draw Congratulations

 

Praying for the Philippines

November 13, 2013

Philippine Catastrophe

Our prayers go out to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan

I am often the happy-go-lucky girl who shares wonderful information with you. But I’ve traded my smiles and bright eyes with that of frowns and tears. On November 8, the strongest recorded storm Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, destroying nearly everything in its path.

Philippines Typhoon Haiyan
Picture retrieved from National Post

Many of our fellow players--1.3 Million players, in fact--hail from the Philippines, and only our prayers can reach them during this horrible time. Over 10,000 people have already lost their lives due to the Typhoon, and millions of others are suffering through the destruction. 

Philippines Typhoon Haiyan
Photo retrieved from ABC News

We have the chance to be real-life heroes, guys and gals. Please, share your thoughts on the AQWorlds Facebook page as to what you, me, and everyone else who plays AdventureQuest Worlds can do to help those devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.

WE can make a difference. Help us help those in desperate need!

Submit your ideas on the AQWorlds Facebook Page.

Pray on,

xoxo Beleen


Tags: Philippine Typhoon Haiyan Help Beleen

 

Chaos Maker

November 12, 2013

Quibble Returns This Friday

Mirror and Chaos Gear for ALL Lore's Heroes!

If you've seen Quibble appear before, you know that his arrival heralds the beginning of the next Chaos Saga... so THIS time around, he's bringing gear from crafted from the very fabric of Chaos itself, and grafted onto our most well-known armors to show that nothing is immune from Chaos!*

Quibble Coinbiter sales moglinWell hello there, Hero. Welcome to my treasure shop!

* Are you ready to meet the 13th Lord of Chaos for the first time?! Then get ready to save Lore from their anarchy! Find Drakath in the heart of the Chaos Realm! Quibble may have more information for you this Friday!

What is a Quibble Coinbiter?

Quibble Coinbiter is everyone’s favorite sales Moglin, who travels far and wide, collecting never-before-seen Items to add to your impressive collection. That's right, his gear has never been seen in the world before, but he sells them used... How is this possible? Quibble has a connection with a slightly corrupt time-travel fairy who supplies him with items that have not even been created yet.**

Will the 13th Lord of Chaos shatter the moon... or just Lore itself?

No one knows if—or when—Quibble’s Items will go permanently Rare, so your best bet is to get all the goodies in his shop just in case it’s the latter!

** Thinking about this should hurt your brain. It hurts mine!

When Does Quibble Coinbiter Arrive?

Quibble will be in the town of Battleon this weekend, selling most of his gear for AdventureCoins! He never stays in one place long and we have no idea when (or if) he will be back. Remember, he is not selling rares, he is selling items you are not even supposed to have!***

The 13th Lord of Chaos can travel in both our world... and the Mirror Realm. So since we're finishing the 2nd Lord of Chaos Saga this week and beginning the final Chaos Lord Saga in just a few weeks, we've got gear from BOTH places! **** 

Friday night, find the following gear in Quibble's shop:

  • Chaos Reaper Armor set
  • Lunar Sandknight armor set
  • Mage of Chaos Armor
  • Rogue of Chaos Armor
  • Warrior of Chaos Armor
  • Healer of Chaos Armor
  • Gear to celebrate Artix's wedding (a once-in-a-lifetime event!)
  • And more!

*** I wonder... if the item's used, but never seen before... is the time travel fairy going to the future after you have discarded the weapon, taking it from you, and then coming BACK in time so Quibble to sell it to you before you ever found it?***

**** O_O

***** I wonder if Drakath has had a word with Quibble's time-travel fairies... O_O!!!

Other AQW news to know!

  • Artix's high-level, high-XP farming map is live! You've got to find it first, though! Our experienced players know to hunt around, clicking on anything and everything!
  • J6's birthday is today! Head to the Hyperium to check out his birthday gear!
  • The 1st place winner for the Luck of the Draw contest will be announced tomorrow! ALL winners will get their prizes in their inventory!
  • The Stack of Fortune Ticket bug should be fixed. Please let us know if it's working for you!
  • Check out the 2014 Artix Calendar AND the Artix Logo T-Shirt on HeroMart.com!


Tags: Alina Quibble 2nd Lord of Chaos Drakath 13th Lord of Chaos

 

Cheer Maker

November 12, 2013

Happy Birthday, J6

May All Your Bountyhunts Be Successful!

Today is J6's birthday! /cheer for him as you make your way to the Hyperium to grab the best bountyhunting birthday presents in AQWorlds! Find it in the Bounty Hunter shop, then gear up and get a move on... because adventures await across the galaxy!*

Happy birthday AND happy travels!

We are even happier than normal on J6's birthday, because he and his lovely wife, Cinazool, are here at the Lab today! (They came down from the frozen northlands of Canada for Artix's wedding.)

Cysero says: If you feel like wishing J6 a Happy Birthday feel free to spam his Twitter. I sure do!

* Don't forget, you helped J6 win a trip to Space Camp, where he may win a seat on the Axe Space Shuttle! I wonder what battles he'll face up there?!


Tags: Alina

 

I'm a total Air Head!

November 12, 2013

Attention Legends of Lore:

The Skyguard Army Needs YOU!

Are you looking to meet friends in high places? Do you wish to be a whirled wide traveler? Do you crave power, glory, honor… and GOLD?! Things will start looking up once you join King Alteon’s Skyguard Army!

Skyguard Army in online fantasy game

All hands on deck! Captain Stratos is looking for brave and fearless Legends to join the elite Skyguard Army. If you’re a Legend—and aren’t afraid of heights or Draconian Sky Pirates—then /join airship and begin your Skyguard training.

Assassin655 and friends battle Sky Pirates

The Skyguards patrol the skies looking for signs of danger. After seeing the threat Sepulchure's flying fortress made, Alteon saw fit to create a group of kings that could combat him anywhere.

Greating and the Skyguards

That's where the Skyguards come in—able to go anywhere and attack from anywhere. No evil, no chaos, and no Sky Pirate is safe from the Skyguards!

Paladin Adam fights Sky Pirates

Prove your worth to Stratos by defeating Draconian Sky Pirates along with their master, Gladius, on the airship. Then, fly on over to the floating Skyguard Port and meet your fellow troopers:

  • Alexia, Skyguard Pet Vendor
  • Barnestable, Hair Shop Artiste
  • Dreamweaver, Mistress of Dreams
  • Fairfax, Weapon-seller
  • Invidia, Recruit Assistant to Captain Straots
  • Wells, Bank Vendor

Help them achieve their quests, be awarded handsomely, and you will be ready for the renowned Skyguard Academy.

Nvandiver12 and the Skyguards Airport

What wonders will you learn at the Skyguard Academy? They say that knowledge is power… so buff your INT stats and get ready for your next Skyguard adventures!

King Opus and Luna defeat Chaos together!

…there’s even MORE Skyguard adventures? OH YES. This is only the beginning, intrepid Skyguard sergeant! We look forward to your service in:

  • Strategy Depot
  • High Command
  • Pirate Base
  • Dream Maze
  • Bunker
  • and Anders’ Loss

Will you heed the call of the Skyguards? Lore needs YOU… the Skyguard needs YOU… and should you prove your allegiance to the Skyguard, YOU will become the Skyguard Grenadier Class!

Skyguard Grenadier Class in online adventure game AdventureQuest Worlds

Join the Skyguard army today by /join airship! And if you’re not a Legend already… click here to Upgrade AND then join the Skyguards!

Battle on and up in the skies, hero!

xoxo Beleen


Tags: SkyGuard Captain Stratos Legend Beleen

 

Update Maker

November 11, 2013

Mod Hunt Update

STATUS: Not ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS 

Message from Reens, Lead In-Game Moderator, coming your way:

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who applied! We have a TON of promising applications (over 1000 made the first cut!), and are reviewing them all very carefully. I will be sending out emails to the applicants we'd like to speak to. 

AQW mods know how to /party

Unfortunately, we cannot email everyone who applied, so if you do not hear from me in the next week or two, please apply again when we hold the next Moderator Hunt in March or April!

Thank you all for wanting to help make AQWorlds safe and fun for all our players!

Battle On!

Reens


Tags: Alina Mod Hunt Reens

 

What the Luck? Event ends tonight!!!

November 11, 2013

Ending TONIGHT:

Luck of the Draw Event ends today, erm, well, technically tonight, Monday, November 11, at 11:59pm Server Time (which is also Eastern Standard Time buuut ‘Server Time’ is much less confusing, lol!)

*GASP!* There’s NO time for formalities and spiffy adjectives! Because at 11:59:59pm Server Time tonight, the Luck of the Draw Event will end, and a lucky 1,001 winners will be chosen to receive exclusive items!

Spin the Wheels of Destiny and Doom

The luckiest hero (or villain… or moglin… or potato??) will receive the Fallen Warlord Armor Set, custom designed by Dage the Evil.

Fallen Warlord Armor Set by Dage the Evil

1,000 other winners will get:

  • 2nd prize: 25 winners - Exclusive armor
  • 3rd prize: 50 winners - Exclusive weapon
  • 4th prize: 75 winners - Exclusive weapon
  • 5th prize: 100 winners - Exclusive weapon
  • 6th prize: 250 winners - Exclusive weapon
  • 7th prize: 500 winners - Exclusive weapon

Luck of the Draw Event Weapons

Luck of the Draw Event?

WHAT. Where HAVE you been? You DON’T know about the Luck of the Draw Event? Well better late than never, so here’s the gist:

  • Spin the Wheel of Doom and the Wheel of Destiny
  • Automatically get prizes every time
  • Automatically entered into the Luck of the Draw Event with each spin
  • Spin it to win it… and if you’re lucky, you’ll win even more!

The clock is ticking! You only have a few hours left! And I’m running out of exclamation marks!!!

Go go GO!

In game, type this into the chat bar:

/join doom

/join destiny

to be taken to your wondrous wheel of fortunes!

Stop reading this and get in the game, player!

xoxo Beleen


Tags: Beleen Luck of the Draw Event Spin

 

Ultimate Gaming Girl

November 11, 2013

Ultimate Game Card

Use it to Upgrade or get AdventureCoins

Our players are all over the world. The Ultimate Game Card is available in a huge selection of stores all over the world. Now you can use the Ultimate Game Card to upgrade and unlock all of the exclusive Legend features in AdventureQuest Worlds! A perfect present for the upcoming holidays... add it to your wish list.

Ultimate Game Card for online fantasy game AdventureQuest Worlds

Ultimate Game Card is your ultimate way to become an Upgraded Legend in your favorite online adventure game. And you can get this card practically anywhere!
Find an Ultimate Game Card vendor near you!


Tags: Ultimate Game Card Beleen

 

List Maker

November 08, 2013

The Hunt is On

New Gear in the Treasure Map Shop!

TreasureHunters, assemble in-game this Friday! We've got a treasure map to a shop full of incredible loot hidden somewhere inside AQWorlds, and if you can find it, you get ALL of the gear (and any gear we add in the future) for free! 

Read more details on how the Treasure Map works here!

Talk to Cleric Joy in Battleon or Valencia in BattleonTown to buy the Treasure Map for a one-time cost of 2000 AventureCoins, then use the clue it gives in the item description to find a shop hidden in-game full of 0 AC gear only YOU can access! At this point, we have over 6500 ACs worth of gear in the Treasure Map shop, and all of it is 0ACs for free storage! 

NEW: Shadowpiercer and Shadowslasher armors!

Find the Shadowpiercer Rogue and Shadowslasher Warrior armor and helm from Tyronius... IF you can find the location of the Treasure Map's shop!

You also get the following gear when you find the shop:

  • Royal Dragoon Armor 
  • Dragoon's Armet Helm 
  • Dragoon's Sheathed Blades Cape 
  • Nameless Warrior Armor
  • Anonymous Drone Helm
  • Terror of the Undead Sword
  • Slasher of the Undead Mace
  • Dragonfire Katana
  • Solar Protector Wings
  • Solar Protector Beak
  • Solar Protector Armor
  • Dual Flaming Katanas
  • BrightBlade Warrior Armor
  • Brightblade Shoulder Cloth Cape
  • Brightblade Helm
  • Bright Blade
  • Dual Bright Blades
  • Blood Terror ArmorBlood Terror Helm

NEW Gear in the Carnival of Fortune!

Head to the Carnival of Fortune (/join doom or /join destiny) and spin the Wheels for a chance to get wicked-awesome new weapons! You'll find SIX shiny new items and they're here to stay... for good!


3 of the 6 new weapons in the Wheels!

Fans of the DF (and sometime-AQW) artist Tomix will recognize these beautiful babies as some of his DragonFable weapons... and you'll LOVE the next bit of news:

We've received the files for the SoulWeaver armor and helms! We'll release those next week!*

* This weekend is going to be a very busy one, isn't it... ARTIX? (/grin)

Sell Your Investment Trinkets!

Watch this Design Notes for news on when to sell your Investment Trinket to get the increased sellback price! This post will change when it is time to sell your Trinket.

The Investment Trinket you bought for 1000 ACs will sell back for 1250 ACs!

The Legendary Investment Trinket you bought for 1000 ACs will sell back for 1500 ACs!

You CAN SELL your investment trinket now!

If you sold the trinket already and did not receive the above sellback price, read on:

For those who bought AND SOLD the trinket yesterday and only received 900 ACs, we will give you the difference automatically later this evening. After Yorumi runs the query to fix the issue, you will have either the 1250 or 1500 ACs you should have.

If you sold your trinket yesterday and only got 250 ACs, you will also get the amount you were supposed to.

For the 80 of you who bought the trinket and received a higher than usual sellback, congratulations, you benefit from our mistake!

This will most likely be the last time we have an investment trinket event until we can rework how item sellbacks function in the database. Making the sellback increase happen automatically will remove the possibility of errors in sellback pricing.

PS: Sora and Reens are almost done awarding all of the October "Ultimate Items of Donated Awesomeness"! If you haven't received yours yet, hang tight and we'll get them to you as fast as possible.


Tags: Alina

 

Mirror Moglin

November 08, 2013

The Twins Saga - Part 3

Chaos Twins Xing & Xang Return Tonight!

The long-awaited second half of the 2nd Lord(s) of Chaos saga begins tonight! Go back to the Mirror Realm and team up with Mirror Drakath and Gravelyn the Good to restore balance to both realms, and stop the Twins from unleashing their chaos beast onto Lore!

Did you miss them? They missed you!

You'll travel to Brightfall, then battle through the terrifying RedDeath Swamp to help Mirror Drakath find a way to get Good Xang and Evil Xang back to their original realms. On the way, collect Mirror Realm Tokens to trade in for awesome new gear in the Mirror Merge Shop!

Change from good to evil as a Duality Mage!

Don't forget! Luck of the Draw contest ends Monday!

We'll keep logging your spins on the Wheel of Doom and the Wheel of Destiny until 11:59 PM server time on November 11, 2013. So you've got until then to get your name in the hat for one of our exclusive prizes, including:

The Fallen Warlord set by Dage the Evil!

After the event has ended, we the grand prize winner and put ALL of the winners' prizes directly into their inventories!

Shops Leaving and Items Arriving!

  • This month's Ultimate Item of Donated Awesomeness prizes from the Wheel of Doom have started appearing in inventories!

Currently the only mount armor available to purchase in AQW!

  • Blade of Doomination from the Wheels of Doom and Destiny leaves tonight, but TWO new weapons will begin dropping from the Wheels of Doom and Destiny!
  • Watch THIS POST to know when to sell your Investment Trinket!
  • Nulgath Dragonfiend Rider shop leaves Monday, November 11th.
  • 5th Birthday Rares shop, quests to farm for Dragon Shinobi, and Ultra BrutalCorn battle leave Monday, November 18th
  • Dage's Dragon Katanas leave the Carnival of Fortune merge shops in /wheel on Friday, November 15th!


Tags: Memet Xing and Xang Twins 2nd Lord of Chaos Luck of the Draw

 

News Maker

November 08, 2013

SELL NOW

Sell Your Investment Trinkets!

Watch this Design Notes for news on when to sell your Investment Trinket to get the increased sellback price! This post will change when it is time to sell your Trinket.

The Investment Trinket you bought for 1000 ACs will sell back for 1250 ACs!

The Legendary Investment Trinket you bought for 1000 ACs will sell back for 1500 ACs!

You CAN SELL your investment trinket now!

If you sold the trinket already and did not receive the above sellback price, read on:

For those who bought AND SOLD the trinket yesterday and only received 900 ACs, we will give you the difference automatically later this evening. After Yorumi runs the query to fix the issue, you will have either the 1250 or 1500 ACs you should have.

If you sold your trinket yesterday and only got 250 ACs, you will also get the amount you were supposed to.

For the 80 of you who bought the trinket and received a higher than usual sellback, congratulations, you benefit from our mistake!

This will most likely be the last time we have an investment trinket event until we can rework how item sellbacks function in the database. Making the sellback increase happen automatically will remove the possibility of errors in sellback pricing.

PS: Sora and Reens are almost done awarding all of the October "Ultimate Items of Donated Awesomeness"! If you haven't received yours yet, hang tight and we'll get them to you as fast as possible.



Tags: Alina

 

November 07, 2013

Thor’s Day

Special Thursday Release!

Happy Thursday, hero! Did you know the word “Thursday” actually comes from “Thor’s Day”? It’s true—thanks Wikipedia! And today we’ve got a treat for you: a special release celebrating the Norse deities Thor, Loki, Laevateinn, and Heimdallr!

Thor's Day in online adventure video game

Head to Yulgar’s Inn and speak with the Ulfgar Geirsson, Norse Viking and seeker of Valhalla. Valhalla is a majestic place reserved for brave, honorable warriors who fell in battle… and, most importantly, a treasure trove of items!  

Ulfgar needs your help finding the Key of Valhalla. Search the ENTIRE world of Lore for the ancient Norse Runestones of Sønder Kirkeby, Södermanland, Altuna, Gosforth, and Velanda. With Ulfgar’s help deciphering the runes, you may find the Key to  Valhalla… which will open the Thor’s Day Shop!

Best of luck to you, intrepid Seeker of Valhalla!

xoxo Beleen!


Tags: Thor Beleen

 

November 07, 2013

Special Event: Luck of the Draw!

Grand Prize: Fallen Warlord Set by Dage the Evil!

Feelin’ lucky? I hope so—because every time you spin the Wheel of Doom and the Wheel of Destiny until 12 AM November 11, 2013 (11/11 midnight server time), you will be entered into the Luck of the Draw prize pool! /Join Doom to talk to Swaggy and spin the Wheel of Doom. Likewise, /join Destiny and talk to Shiny to spin the Wheel of Destiny! Pull the lever, see your reward, and get a chance to win!

Luck of the Draw Event in online adventure game

Every spin is tracked, and once the event ends on November 11, we will put together a list of the winners and put prizes directly into their inventories!

Prizes!!?!!

Oh yes, there will be prizes. Epic prizes aplenty! The grand prize winner—the luckiest hero or villain in ALL of AQWorlds—will receive the Fallen Warlord Armor Set, custom made by Dage the Evil!

Fallen Warlord Armor set

1,000 other prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • 2nd prize: 25 winners - Exclusive armor
  • 3rd prize: 50 winners - Exclusive weapon
  • 4th prize: 75 winners - Exclusive weapon
  • 5th prize: 100 winners - Exclusive weapon
  • 6th prize: 250 winners - Exclusive weapon
  • 7th prize: 500 winners - Exclusive weapon

And EVERY time you spin the Wheel of Doom or Destiny, you automatically get prizes: 10,000 gold, a 1 hour XP Boost, and a Fortune Potion, PLUS a chance for a very special extra prizes. So like, everyone wins every time, AND you’re entered into the Luck of the Draw event. Win… win.. and WINNING!

This Event Ends Next Week!

GASP! What are you still doing here reading this?! You only have until midnight on November 11 to be eligible to win these awesome prizes. In game, type this into the chat bar to automatically be taken to your wondrous wheel of fortunes!

/join doom

/join destiny

Best of luck to you hero, and may your luck shine as bright as your smile =D

xoxo Beleen


Tags: Beleen Luck Wheel of Doom Wheel of Destiny Event Dage

 

Thor-adin

November 07, 2013

The Twins

Storytelling in Massively Multiplayer Games

Want to talk about game design? As you know there are 13 Lords of Chaos. If you have played everything thus far, you have defeated 11 of them. That that is correct... only the Twins and one other remain! The last one is a closely guarded secret. (And yes, we have been hearing the rumors spreading that you are guessing it will be Cysero, or Artix, or Gravelyn, or some other important character. I can neither confirm nor deny this, but the world shattering event will make AQWorlds Zombies look like a walk in the park.) But first, it is time to take care of a little unfinished business.... the Twins.

Twins and seated Drakath

If you are not familiar with the story of the Twins, they are actually the 2nd Chaos Lord. They first appeared in a cutscene nearly 4 years ago. Players have never been allowed to fight them. The Twins are different from most of the characters in our game. First, they do not actually "exist" in any map. You cannot directly walk up to them and talk to them. They only appear in cutscenes and one-time only events. This was an interesting story/game design concept that we were trying in the early days. Back then we had the rule: "A character could never be in more than one place in the game." I mean, the concept of having the same character in different places, at the same time, saying different things... is really wierd! In the real world at least. Of course, we ended up breaking that rule later on and no one seemed to mind. For example, the character Artix exists in a few different places in the game at the same time. That being said, the Twins were designed to avoid this problem. By only existing in live & special events we could change them in meaningful ways. Honestly, I expected to use them a lot more than we did. They are Drakath's right and left hand ma...erm.. ladies?

The Twins and Drakath

In an MMO, we have the following types of NPCs (Non-player characters)

  • Static NPC - They stay in one place, give quests and never change
  • Updatable NPC - They typically stay in one or more places, but can change (Like how Oishii goes from crying to being happy based on your actions during the Thankstaking event)
  • Dynamic NPC - This is a character who cannot be found normally in game, and only exists in the story cutscenes and events. This includes the Twins and Drakath. Makes them perfect for storytelling.

Twins and Lionfang

In terms of originality, the Twins are very unusual villains. They are not big, strong, nor do they have magical attacks. Their concept was derived from TV skits where someone was trying to make a decision and an angel would show up on one shoulder, and a devil on the other. Except, in AQWorlds someone swapped the good angel with her Mirror Realm counter part. Of course, in the mirror realm, everything is backwards... were the good angel was actually the evil one. The result? Both of them are actually evil... and then Drakath further infused with a little bit of the purple crazy. Their role in our story was to change the world usingly only words. Facing them in battle should prove interesting.


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Great Gourds and Smashing Pumpkins!

November 06, 2013

Pumpkin Carving Winners

They came, they carved, and they SQUASHED the competition!

Winners of the 2013 Pumpkin Carving Contest have just been announced! And what better way to mash-up these masterpieces than with a video! Click the pic below to watch the whole thing!

2013 Pumpkin Carving Contest in AdventureQuest Worlds

OMG, everyone did such an AMAZING job! Here’s a super big THANK YOU to everyone who entered the Pumpkin Carving Contest! Prizes will be awarded tomorrow, since, you know, I’m only ONE girl and there’s like, 70+ winners.

Great job again, and I cannot wait to see what our next contest will be… any ideas? Love to hear ‘em on my Twitter!

xoxo Beleen!


Tags: pumpkin Carving contest Winners Beleen

 

November 05, 2013

Wedding Bells

My real life wedding... inspired by AQWorlds

Greetings and salutations friends! I am not writing to you as the character Artix today. Instead, I am writing to you from my heart as Adam Bohn, the Founder/CEO of Artix Entertainment. You are an extremely important part of my life. For the past 11 years we have built entire worlds together. During our journey together, I have shared everything with you. Which is why I want you to be a part of the most important moment of my life outside of our gaming universe... because... I am getting married!!

1st AQWorlds Wedding

The 1st wedding event that we ever had in AQWorlds was Bella and Marco, which took place nearly 5 years ago. Nulgath designed the groom's armor which was half-suit/half-armor and the bride was wearing pure white... and there were wedding crashers. There are always wedding crashers. Since then we have celebrated many AE Team members weddings with in-game events. The epic love story between Alina & Rolith, the wedding of Cysero & Nursey, and who could forget Nythera's or J6's weddings. Each was different, and each was very special. 

Cysero's Wedding

Five years ago, I met Trinni, the love of my life. If you saw my run on the American Ninja Warrior TV show, then you may remember them showing my fiance. She is the only person I have ever met that has never called me "weird."  We started as friends, but our love grew like the world tree. When you find "the one," It changes you... it makes you want to be a better person.

You and I (along with our gaming community) have a long history of doing crazy things... and coming up with the ideas together. We think differently than other people. So how about we switch things around? If the weddings we have done previously in-game are "art imitating life"... then my wedding should be "life imitating art imitating life." The groomsmen will actually be wearing half-suit/half-armor and my loving bride to be will be in pure white. Dage will be the head usher, wearing a massive amount of armor -- mostly because we cannot get him to not wear it. We have never had a viewing of the "real life wedding" before in game -- honestly I am not even sure if it is a good idea. *smiles* But I like trying new things. It will be weird in one respect... it will not be Artix getting married, it will be the real me. So... a request from the friendly guy behind the character:

Can you help me design a wedding event in AQWorlds for the real me? This is going to require some very clever and creative writing. Wedding on!


Tags: Artix

 

Chaos Maker

November 04, 2013

Return to the Mirror Realm

Survive the Chaos of the RedDeath Swamp!

When the world is out of balance, Chaos gains the upper hand! This Friday, return to the Mirror Realm for the 3rd installment of the Xing and Xang Chaos Saga. Mirror Drakath needs your help to restore harmony to his realm and yours, and there's only element out of alignment: Evil Xing and Good Xang, the Chaos Twins!

Lore needs balance between Good with Evil!

Battle through the RedDeath Swamp, the mirror version of Greenguard Forest, to gather the resources necessary to solve the problem of the swapped Chaos Twins once and for all... but be careful! Outside the Mirror Realm, Evil Xing and Evil Xang are racing to build their Chaos Beast, and any failure will reflect VERY badly on them!

New Gear in the Treasure Map Shop!

TreasureHunters, assemble in-game this Friday! We've got a treasure map to a shop full of incredible loot hidden somewhere inside AQWorlds, and if you can find it, you get ALL of the gear (and any gear we add in the future) for free! 

Read more details on how the Treasure Map works here!

Talk to Cleric Joy in Battleon or Valencia in BattleonTown to buy the Treasure Map for a one-time cost of 2000 AventureCoins, then use the clue it gives in the item description to find a shop hidden in-game full of 0 AC gear only YOU can access! At this point, we have over 6500 ACs worth of gear in the Treasure Map shop, and all of it is 0ACs for free storage! 

NEW: Shadowpiercer and Shadowslasher armors!

Find the Shadowpiercer Rogue and Shadowslasher Warrior armor and helm from Tyronius... IF you can find the location of the Treasure Map's shop!

You also get the following gear when you find the shop:

  • Royal Dragoon Armor 
  • Dragoon's Armet Helm 
  • Dragoon's Sheathed Blades Cape 
  • Nameless Warrior Armor
  • Anonymous Drone Helm
  • Terror of the Undead Sword
  • Slasher of the Undead Mace
  • Dragonfire Katana
  • Solar Protector Wings
  • Solar Protector Beak
  • Solar Protector Armor
  • Dual Flaming Katanas
  • BrightBlade Warrior Armor
  • Brightblade Shoulder Cloth Cape
  • Brightblade Helm
  • Bright Blade
  • Dual Bright Blades
  • Blood Terror ArmorBlood Terror Helm

Shops Leaving and Items Arriving!

  • This month's Ultimate Item of Donated Awesomeness prizes from the Wheel of Doom have started appearing in inventories!
  • Arklen's Featured Artist shop leaves tomorrow afternoon!
  • Rare-teagged Moglins from the Meme shop in your game menu leave Friday, November 8th!
  • TWO new weapons will begin dropping from the Wheels of Doom and Destiny this Friday!
  • The Cookie Helm Shop leaves Friday, November 8th!
  • The Royal Wedding Rares shop leaves Friday, November 8th!

Currently the only mount armor available to purchase in AQW!

  • Blade of Doomination from the Wheels of Doom and Destiny leaves Friday, November 8th!
  • Sell your Investment Trinket AFTER midnight server time on Friday, November 8th.
  • Nulgath Dragonfiend Rider shop leaves Monday, November 11th.
  • 5th Birthday Rares shop, quests to farm for Dragon Shinobi, and Ultra BrutalCorn battle leave Monday, November 18th
  • Dage's Dragon Katanas leave the Carnival of Fortune merge shops in /wheel on Friday, November 15th!


Tags: Alina Xing and Xang Chaos Saga Treasure Map Wheel of Doom Investment Trinket

 

Glow Maker

November 01, 2013

Mo-GLOW-een Continues!

Our Mogloween 2013 Challenge Boss is LIVE!

Get your glow on this mo-GLOW-een with the brightest new gear in Lore when you talk to Doctor Voltabolt in Battleon or /join Franken! The Frankenwerepire waits for you in Mystcroft... survive if you can, and reap the rewards! 

The experiment is a GLOWING success!

Complete Voltabolt's Frankenwerepire quests to get Glowballs and use them in the Glow merge shop! /join glowmap to see them shine (pun intended) in their full glory, then check out the Mogloween Rares shop for transforming monster face-morphs! 

Get your glow on!

Mogloween 2013 Rares shop!

Super-spooky, extra-shiny gear from some of AQW's finest artists! Whether you feeling fantastically fiendish or wonderfully witchy, you'll find something from Aranx to delight you!

Cast a spell on your opponents!

Our monster morph helms are a sweet treat... and will help you play a great trick on your friends and /party members! Click on the face to transform from an ordinary, everday Hero into something monstrous! (And if you want to use them for taunting your opponents in PvP, we won't tell!)

Take the shadows wherever you go!

Wheel of Doom: Luck of the Draw!

Spin the wheel to get gold, potions, and a chance for valuable and hard-to-find gear... or a chance to get the Ultimate Item of Donated Awesomeness! 

Wheel of DoomSpin the Wheel... for DOOM and gear!

Every time you spin the Wheel between 12 AM October 23, 2013* and 12 AM November 11, 2013, you will be entered into the Luck of the Draw prize pool one time. Winners will be announced on November 13th, 2013. Read the Design Notes for more details!

Investment Trinket Reminder!

DO NOT SELL YET! These trinkets (that you can get in the Game Menu) will sell back for more ACs than you bought it with, but DO NOT SELL THEM YET! You need to wait until 12 AM server time on November 8th or you will not get the new sell-back price. Watch the Design Notes for the announcement! 

Have a great weekend!


Tags: Alina

 

Treat-adin

November 01, 2013

Trick or Treating

The path to candy is frought with peril

In the real world, Halloween was always my most favorite time of the year. The yearly tradition here in the US is to dress up in costume on Halloween night and go door to door saying "Trick or Treat!" You would be rewarded with either a piece of candy (treat) or... if the person was deviously clever they would scare you, or pull a prank (trick). When we found out that not everyone in the world knew about nor celebrated this holiday... we created Mogloween in the original AdventureQuest (11 years ago?) so that we could all enjoy the festivities within game. It was our first ever holiday event and it is pretty crazy how it is celebrated across multiple games!

In previous years posts on the AQWorlds and DragonFable design notes I talked about some clever ways you could get more candy per house. (Good reads if you find them) But I would love to share with you what I do now... since I spend Halloween on the "other side of the door." I still dress up-- I mean, it would be a dissapointment to go to Artix's castle and not have an armored Knight hand give you candy challenges. My house really does look like some sort of hybrid castle. It has a long torch lit driveway, a small moat with a drawbridge. The moat is more symbolic than functional... I mean, you can easily hop across it and the neighbors dog often takes baths in it. (It is also a popular hang out spot for Frogs.) My front door looks like something right out of AQWorlds. It is large, wooden, round, and has one of those things you can slide-open open and look out of. It is the perfect Halloween house. So as excited groups of Trick-or-Treaters show up at the door.... I tried to make it memorable. So here is one of the many stories from last night:

A small group of trick or treaters crossed the dark draw bridge. They saw the viewing port open... then suddenly slammed shut. They gathered the courage to knock on the door, then the door slowly started creaking open. An armored hand creepily immitated something out of a Nightmare on Elmstreet movie... then suddenly the door burst open and a guy in armor yelled Happy Halloween with a smile. They said, "Trick or Treat!" The Knight replied... "Trick? Here are your options... you can each take 5 pieces of candy OR... you can put 5 pieces of candy from your bag into the bowl for the grand prize." The costumed treaters thought about it for a moment until the most couragous of them immediately started taking candy from his bag and putting it into the armored knight's bowl. "What are you doing!?" said the girl. "I want to find out what the grand prize is!!! C'mon, how many times do you get a chance like this?", said the boy in the doctor costume. "Fine" replied the girl as the entire group of treaters put 5 pieces of candy each into the Knights already full bowl of candy. The Knight looked down at the overflowing bowl of candy, smiled again, and said, "Trick!", slammed the door shut. The treaters stood there wide eyed in complete disbelief... staring at the giant wooden door. Then suddenly, WOOOOOSH, the door opened up and the Knight was holding a Sepeulchure action figure and other goodies. "Just Kidding! You win the grand prize!", handing the action figure to the brave boy and giving each of the treaters 10 pieces of candy (twice the candy they had originally pledged.) BEST HOUSE EVER!!! -- this is exactly why Faith needs to start locking the HeroMart room the night before Halloween.

I came up with a lot of good tricks last night. Most of them rewarded the most bold, honest, helpful or selfless treater. No one ever went away without a huge smile. Some might have even learned something. The parents watching certainly seemed impressed. I still remember the one boy who, during a candy auction for Critical Hits CD was offering up his ENTIRE BAG OF CANDY. He was dead serious and... he had more candy in that bag than I had to give out total, LOL! Needless to say, I gave it to him, and like all of my challenges, never actually took any candy.

I hope you had a fun and enjoyable night last night, both in game and out! Today is the first day of November, and this month some huge things are happening in AQWorlds... starting with the Chaos Lord known as "The Twins." When asked, how can you have Twins as a Chaos Lord they replied, "It is CHAOS!"


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