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October 16, 2017

AQWorlds Patch Notes

Check the list of bug fixes to see what the team has addressed

Reens, Cemaros and the AQW Bug Hunter team are busy squashing the bugs you submit each week to the Bug Tracker at www.Artix.com/bugs.

Check back weekly to see if the bug you reported has been addressed.

If you would like to know how the reports go from you to fixed, check this page:
http://www.aq.com/lore/guides/BugReportFAQ

Bug fixes: October 16, 2017

  1. Kaiju chest is giving proper quest again.
  2. All previous F13 maps (that are not rare) are now open to all players.
  3. Shadow Blade Shinobi Hair fixed.
  4. Vampire Lord Morph - all 3 versions are now CC to skin on face.
  5. Sinister Clown rarity changed to same as rest of set: Seasonal.
  6. Vampire Dragon Bank Pet should remember he’s a bank pet now.
  7. Lynaria’s button to Falcontower works now.
  8. Sora is no longer holding people hostage in Oaklore.  WHOOPS! Seems we were a little ahead on this. The fix has been made, but other fixes are coming as well so this one will not be live just yet.  
  9. Book of Lore badges showing when they should not has now been fixed.
  10. Various typos.
Tags: Alina,
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October 13, 2017

Blood Moon Rising: Friday the 13th

Battle through Part 1 of the Blood Moon Event!

A rare Blood Moon rises in the night sky. Scouts report a castle appearing out of thin air in Darkovia. Undead across Lore grow restless. These signs can only mean one thing… Friday the 13th is upon us! This weekend, log in for our dual 15th anniversary + Friday the 13th event with special guest stars Voltaire and Kimberly from One-Eyed Doll!

Featuring music from Aurelio Voltaire and One-Eyed Doll, you'll rock out as you battle to escape the deceptively-friendly Count Maxius' castle!

  • Fight to escape from (and free!) your friends
  • Take on the cuddliest, cutest, most terrifiyingest boss
  • Battle to earn the Dungeon Rockstar armor and other reward drops

Blood Moon Treasure Chest Collection

Find the Blood Moon Treasure Chest in Battleon starting tonight! 

Unlock over 25 holiday event rare items immediately inside the Blood Moon Treasure Chest! Plus, permanently unlock an exclusive color custom class variant, house item, and rare character page badge, available until November 3rd, 2017 (that is 12,500 ACs worth of gear)!


Blood Moon Treasure Chest: 10,000 ACs

  • Exclusive color custom Enchanted Vampire Lord Class
  • Exclusive Vampire Queen Memorial Statue with quest for rare character page badge
  • Exclusive Dark Butler pet with house item shop
  • 5 event rare armors + accessories
  • Vampire Dragon Bank pet
  • Vampire Lord Castle House

The entire collection of gear will be available to you 0 ACs (meaning you can freely get it, delete it, and get it again whenever you want.) Like the Dragon King Treasure Chest, gear from the Blood Moon Treasure Chest cannot be sold.

All the items (except for the exclusive chest gear) will be available from the event rare shop for regular prices, and will release over the course of 3 weeks. 

Vampire Lord Class Now Available!

Welcome to Vampire Lord! The much anticipated class is finally coming out (or has, depending on when you’re reading this), and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with everyone!

Vampires are all about blood, beatings and… bats! With that in mind we gave the Vampire Lord class a kit with a focus on sustain, debuffs and, well... bats! It seemed only natural to build it into a solid farming class and so all of its abilities can hit (count it) 2 targets.

How to unlock the Vampire Lord Class

There are several different variants of the Vampire Lord Class, and 3 different ways to unlock it.

  1. Vampire Lord Class: buy it for 2000 AdventureCoins or talk to Safiria to farm for it. (Seasonal)
  2. Royal Vampire Lord Class: buy it for 2000 AdventureCoins or talk to Safiria to farm for it. (Rare)
  3. Enchanted Vampire Lord Class: color customizable, only available from the Blood Moon Treasure Chest collection. (Rare exclusive)
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October 13, 2017

Vampire Lord Class

Unlock our new Anniversary / Mogloween Class this weekend!

Welcome to Vampire Lord! The much anticipated class is finally coming out (or has, depending on when you’re reading this), and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with everyone!

Vampires are all about blood, beatings and… bats! With that in mind we gave the Vampire Lord class a kit with a focus on sustain, debuffs and, well... bats! It seemed only natural to build it into a solid farming class and so all of its abilities can hit (count it) 2 targets.

How to unlock the Vampire Lord Class

There are several different variants of the Vampire Lord Class, and 3 different ways to unlock it.

  1. Vampire Lord Class: buy it for 2000 AdventureCoins or talk to Safiria to farm for it. (Seasonal)
  2. Royal Vampire Lord Class: buy it for 2000 AdventureCoins or talk to Safiria to farm for it. (Rare)
  3. Enchanted Vampire Lord Class: color customizable, only available from the Blood Moon Treasure Chest collection. (Rare exclusive)

Recommended Enhancements: Wizard, Lucky.

Vampire Lords rule over their sanguine servants and, feasting on the blood of mortals, they can live forever. Don't show one a mirror though, or you might not like what you don't see.

Mana Regeneration

Vampire Lords gain mana when they:

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

Skill Breakdown

Auto Attack: Slash
Rank needed: 1
Mana cost: 0
Cooldown: 2 sec. cooldown
Type: Physical
Range: Long Ranged
Description: You slash out at two targets with your extended Vampire claws, dealing 70% weapon damage to each. Deals 70% damage to 2 targets.

2 targets! Good damage too, just wait until you see your 4th skill!


Rank 1: Devour Blood

Mana cost: 25
Cooldown: 5 sec.
Type: Magical/Physical
Range: Long Ranged
Description: Deals damage to up to 2 enemies and heals for some of the damage dealt. Applies 'Blood Loss' debuff to your enemies, reducing damage done by 50% for 5 seconds.

Does not apply 'Blood Loss' while 'Aspect of The Bat' is active.

This is your heal and defensive debuff. It’ll keep you alive and help some teammates stay alive too.

 

Rank 2: Sonar Scream

Mana cost:  0
Cooldown: 10 sec.
Type: Magical
Range: All
Description: Applies 'Deafened' debuff to up to 4 enemies, increasing the damage they take by 30% for 8 seconds. If you have 'Aspect of The Bat', applies 'Sonar Senses' buff to yourself, increasing your hit chance by 50% for 8 seconds.

Does not apply 'Deafened' while 'Aspect of The Bat' is active.

Use this to grab all the attention when you enter a room (who doesn’t love screaming the moment they enter a room?). It has the longest range of all your skills and the most targets. Its Deafened debuff is great to maximize damage so don’t forget to sneak it in before getting batty.

Rank 3: Ghoul Gouge

Mana cost: 25
Cooldown: 8 sec.
Type: Magical/Physical
Range: Long Range
Description: Deals damage to up to 2 targets and applies 'Gouged' debuff to your enemies, dealing damage over 12 seconds.

Does not apply 'Gouged' while 'Aspect of The Bat' is active.

This is your big damage dealer while applying a decent DoT as well. Even though you lose the DoT while Aspect of The Bat is active, you gain a ton of mana cause of all the damage so it’s still huge.


Rank 4 Passives

Pure Blood: Increases Endurance by 25%
Ageless: Intellect increased by 30%, Crit Rate reduced by 20%

Your defensive skills aren’t a little lacking so the Endurance helps cushion that. Crit Rate reduction here only matters if you don’t have Aspect of The Bat, so it’s not as bad as it looks. The intellect buff is to boost your damage and haste.

Rank 5: Aspect of The Bat

Mana cost: 25
Cooldown: 30 sec.
Type: No Modifiers
Range: Melee
Description: You take on the aspects of a bat! Your haste and crit chance increase by 500% for 15 seconds but you deal 50% less damage, take 50% more, , your skills cost 100% more mana and no longer apply debuffs to your enemies.

It immediately maxes out your crit rate and haste so you will be critting every single hit and your autos hit every second! This comes at a cost though. All of your damage is cut in half, you take more damage and your skills no longer debuff and all mana costs are doubled! You’ll find that this still results in a massive damage boost and you regain mana more if you crit... as long as you’re hitting enough enemies.

Versus one enemy you may run into mana problems and healing (you heal from each target hit) but versus three or more and you might begin to take too much damage. Versus two enemies is where you’ll find the sustain to be just right.


Rank 10 Passive

Sanguine Lord: Damage increased by 20%

Who doesn’t love more damage?

Conclusion

To master this class, you’ll have to master timing your debuffs perfectly. Aspect of The Bat is situational and figuring out the best times will take some practice. If your health gets low, you might not want to use Aspect of The Bat, because stakes will be higher and you won’t get the defensive debuff from Devour Blood. If your mana gets low though, despite the increase in mana costs, Aspect of The Bat will likely recover your mana faster because of all the crits.

We all had a bloody good time building this class! Happy fighting!

PS: the original (Rare) Vampire Class will ALSO get the skills listed above. Enjoy!

Tags: Alina,
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October 13, 2017

New Shirts Coming to HeroMart

Vampire and Lycan Logo Shirts Arrive later this month

How come the undead guys get all the cool logos?! Because you keep asking for them! New Vampire and Lycan logo shirts will arrive at Heromart.com later next week! If you're super-stoked about the Friday the 13th war over in AQ3D, you can ALSO get the extremely limited-time AQ3D Camp Gonnagetcha shirts from HeroMart this weekend!


Tags: Alina,
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October 12, 2017

Special Guest Voltaire Returns to AQWorlds

Join Him in Our Newest Friday the 13th Event

Friday the 13th and Aurelio Voltaire go together like undead invasions and Paladins. So of course, this Friday our always-positive, family-friendly game team and community want to welcome Aurelio Voltaire back for another musical event! With songs from his new album- “Heart-Shaped Wound,” he'll join you as you battle to escape the Vampire Lord's castle in our newest 3-part holiday event: the Blood Moon Rising!

Featuring... Aurelio Voltaire's Heart-Shaped Wound album

I have been playing Aurelio Voltaire's album on a near-constant loop as the team prepared for this weekend's Friday the 13th: Blood Moon Rising event. As you battle through the event, you'll hear 3 of the tracks from the album:

  • The Projectionist (the title of this track is an event spoiler... but I love it so much)
  • Human Nature
  • The Necropolis of Former Lovers

Get the album and much more on Aurelio Voltaire’s official website!

Who is Aurelio Voltaire?

Aurelio Voltaire is legitmately one of the most creative people I know. He is the maker of music, films, books, comics, toys and... mayhem. He first appeared in AdventureQuest Worlds back in 2009, during our first-ever in-game Friday the 13th UNLIVE event! Since then, he's appeared in all 15 of our Friday the 13th events... and tomorrow's will make his 16th!

His work has been featured on TV in the Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, he's released 13 albums (including the AQWorlds tongue-in-cheek "all-audiences" appropriate Spooky Songs for Creepy Kids.), won BEST ANIMATION at the Famous Monsters of Filmland Imagi-Movies film festival, he's the creator of the Goth HomeMaking youtube series and many, many more. You should read the full story on the Voltaire Wikipedia Page!

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October 12, 2017

Log in and get 500 FREE ACs

Our 9th Birthday Celebration Continues!

As we continue our month of birthday-anniversary celebrations, we want to thank you loyal heroes for battling alongside us all these years! 

Starting today, log in and receive 500 FREE AdventureCoins if your account is level 9 or higher. The birthday gift will be available until the end of the year, so make sure you and all your friends log in before it leaves.

Tags: Alina,
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October 10, 2017

This Friday: Blood Moon Saga, Part 1

15th Anniversary + Friday the 13th + Mogloween Triple Holiday Event!

This weekend, we're celebrating the Artix Entertainment 15th anniversary, Friday the 13th, AND Mogloween with a 3 week event, and it ALL begins this Friday!

A rare Blood Moon rises in the night sky... Scouts report a castle appearing out of thin air in Darkovia... Undead across Lore grow restless... And mysterious invitations are delivered to Voltaire, One-Eyed Doll, and your favorite NPCs. These signs can only mean one thing… Friday the 13th has fallen while a Blood Moon is rising! 

The Blood Moon three-part event begins this Friday as we enter Count Maxius' castle. He is NOT what he seems to be, and his nefarious plot will put you and your friends in grave danger (literally). Battle to break free of his spell and castle as you fight to earn all-new event reward gear while you rock out to the music of Voltaire and One-Eyed Doll!

Tags: Alina,
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October 10, 2017

This Friday: Blood Moon Treasure Chest

Unlock all 3 weeks of event rare gear + exclusive items!

We're celebrating our 15th anniversary / Friday the 13th / Mogloween combo event with an all-new holiday event rare chest! The Vampire Lord's Castle contains many hidden riches, but the most prized is the Blood Moon Treasure Chest. Permanently unlock all 3 weeks of Blood Moon event rare gear, plus an exclusive color custom class variant and character page badge for 10,000 AdventureCoins (that is 12,500 ACs worth of gear)!

Blood Moon Treasure Chest: 10,000 ACs

  • Exclusive color custom Enchanted Vampire Lord Class
  • Vampire Queen Memorial Statue with quest for rare character page badge
  • Dark Butler pet with house item shop
  • 5 event rare armors + accessories
  • Vampire Dragon Bank pet
  • Vampire Lord Castle House

The entire collection of gear will be available to you 0 ACs (meaning you can freely get it, delete it, and get it again whenever you want.) Like the Dragon King Treasure Chest, gear from the Blood Moon Treasure Chest cannot be sold.

Blood Moon Chest gear:

  • exclusive Enchanted Vampire Lord set
  • Vampire Masquerade armor set
  • Vampire Shifter armor (gender-swapped version of the Vampire Lord class)
  • Royal Vampire Renegade armor and helms
  • Dark Nosferatu armor set

All the items (except for the exclusive chest gear listed in red) will be available from the event rare shop for regular prices, and will release over the course of 3 weeks. 

Tags: Alina,
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October 09, 2017

AQWorlds Patch Notes

Check the list of bug fixes to see what the team has addressed

Reens, Cemaros and the AQW Bug Hunter team are busy squashing the bugs you submit each week to the Bug Tracker at www.Artix.com/bugs.

Check back weekly to see if the bug you reported has been addressed.

If you would like to know how the reports go from you to fixed, check this page:
http://www.aq.com/lore/guides/BugReportFAQ

Bug fixes: October 9, 2017

  1. Feed The Fiend Tokens quest fixed to remove a will get/may get conflict that prevented the 2 and 3 tokens from dropping.
  2. Fixed the AC price sellback on unsellable Witchlord Hat from 25 to 0, which will allow it to be sold.
  3. Undead Wizard and Undead Wizard Cowl rarity changed.
  4. ULTRAHAT non-CC part fixed.
  5. Shadow Lichlord Runes repositioned.
  6. Shading issue on some Naval Commander armors fixed, more next week.
  7. Room in /battleunderb with The Lost will now let you out, after defeating monster.
  8. Room linkage error in /doomvault corrected.
  9. Various typos.
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October 06, 2017

The Blood Moon Rises on 10.13.17

Join us for our 15th Anniversary + Friday the 13th event!

In Darkovia, the shadows grow darker and whispers of fear begin to rise on the winds… Ancient Lorekeepers stare at the stars and shiver - the signs all point to a Blood Moon rising on Friday the 13th. And when it does, the veil between worlds will disappear and the lost ones will return.

Join Voltaire, Kimberly and Jason from One Eyed Doll, the AQW team, and tens of thousands of your fellow heroes as Log in next Friday the 13th as we launch part 1 of our 3 week event!

10/13/17: The Blood Moon Rises

10/21/17: Blood and Tears Boss Battle

10/28/17: Blood Moon War - Battle for Safiria

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