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January 31, 2015

Superbowl XLIX In-game Event

Can YOU Punt  Twilly 100 Yards?

It's the biggest American Football game of the year!* On Lore, the Seahorcs and the Loyalists (what the real world knows as the Seahawks and the Patriots) are preparing to face off! After the 2nd Quarter ends, the Superbowl halftime show will begin... and so will our special event!  When you've had your fill of watching Katy Perry rock the stadium, Log in and head to Battleon for our once-a-year PUNT TWILLY minigame!

Celebrate the big day and these two super-teams with the Seahorc and the Loyalist armors and the return of other seasonal favorites like the Spiked Pigskin and the Moglin Ref pet!

 Don't forget that this is the ONLY time of year that you will be able to get the Moglin Punter Character Page Achievement Badge and all you have to do is kick Twilly the full 100 yards!

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January 30, 2015

Oaklore Under Attack

Sepulchure's Army Invades the New Tutorial!

This Friday, battle to save Oaklore Keep from attacks by Sepulchure’s Undead Army in our new tutorial, then send us your feedback to help improve the opening of AQWorlds for new heroes! 

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We've built and re-built the tutorial over the years, with the goal each time of making it better than the last for the new heroes joining AQWorlds. I can honestly say that the team and I feel this is the best, most instructive, most visually appealing tutorial we've EVER created!

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We would be grateful if all you experienced heroes would /join oaklore this weekend and run through the tutorial, too, and let us know if there's anything you think we could explain better! 

  • Defend Oaklore Keep from Sepulchure's army
  • Go station to station and learn the skills you need to battle in AQWorlds
  • Break through the 4th wall to relive your favorite DF pranks
  • Members: defeat the Endless Maw to gain an exclusive Minootaur pet

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Once you've completed the tutorial, post your comments and feedback on our Reddit or game forums!

Still to Come: SuperBowl and Ground Horc's Day!

Don't miss punting Twilly during the Half Time show this Sunday, February 1st! Unlock a character page badge and check out all the seasonal rare gear as the Seahorcs face off against the Loyalists! Who will YOU root for?

On Monday, it's Groundhorc's Day! If Phil sees his shadow, we'll have - oh. Wait. He CAN'T see it since General Porkon in the Horc Fort has kidnapped and imprisoned him! Save that groundhog, starting Monday, February 2nd!

Gear leaving dates:

  • The Za'nar Rares shop leaves this Friday, January 30th, at midnight
  • Nulgath's birthday gear leaves Monday, February 2nd, at midnight
  • Australia Day shop leaves February 2nd
  • The AC-only Exploding Kitten pet leaves February 27th
Tags: Alina,
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January 30, 2015

Jir'abin and the Void Defender

Void Defender Limited Time Shop!

The Void Defender gear will be available for a limited time starting this Friday, January 30th, and through Friday, February 6th! Talk to Shira in the VoidBattle map or find it in your game menu! 

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In the shop, you'll find:

  • Void Defender armor
  • 3 Void Champion weapons
  • 2 Void Champion capes
  • and 5 Void Champion helms

Jir'abin Challenge fight in the Void!

If you haven't completed the Za'nar: Void Invasion event, what are you waiting for?! /Join Zanarlobby to begin battling through the amazing guest author event (written with one of the stars from season 2 of TBS's King of the Nerds competition) to save our world from a Void Dragon Invasion!

Once you've finished that, /join voidbattle to make sure the dread dragon Jir'abin doesn't take over OUR world's Void Plane, too! With exclusive reward drops for everyone (including 4 0 AC 1% weapon drops) ), this is one boss you'll want to SMASH! 

Za'nar: Impossibility is now at HeroMart!

Hi, Hero! I'm Zack Storch! I’m here to share my fantasy novel “Za’nar: Impossibility” with you! It’s an interplanetary adventure filled with fast-paced fights, fantastical spells, fearsome monsters and DRAGONS! You can get your own version NOW at Heromart, or through the store links below, and then battle alongside its characters right here!

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You can get your own copy of the novel RIGHT NOW at: 

Zack visited Battleon last year when I was competing on TBS's reality TV series "King of the Nerds,” where he brought a Twilly plushie along for the adventure to be his pocket healer! He's excited to share his story “Za’nar: Impossibility” with you, and so are we! 

Dont forget to follow Zack's Void Saga on his website!

Tags: Alina,
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January 28, 2015

AQ 3D Combat test!

Upgrade to help us test our FIRST EVER 3D MMO!

This Wednesday, the AQ3D servers will come back online with our first combat test. It will be available on the web for Members/Legends of AdventureQuest Worlds. The server side code has been completely written from the ground up. This combat system is able to do a lot more than the previous incarnation of AQ3D, BUT... this will be an ultra simple test featuring only basic attack. 

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If you saw my Facebook video post, then you are probably excited to know that Mr. Trolluk is making a return! The new version of town is not ready yet, but we hope you will forgive the art and help us test the basic combat. We will be closely watching network, graphics, and server performance during this test. This is very much the foundation of the game. We hope you will be a part of it.

We Couldn't Do This Without Your Support

There are a ton of great reasons to renew your Membership in AdventureQuest Worlds… but right now the #1 reason is that your upgraded account will also give you PRIORITY ACCESS to the AQ3D Alpha Test... and the test is happening RIGHT NOW! Read all about our new 3D game on Artix's Design Notes at Artix.com!

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January 28, 2015

In game Mod and Tester Hunt

STATUS:  ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS

Our in-game moderators and testers are amazing... and more, they're volunteers! They do not get paid for the many hours they spend each week helping keep the game safe and fun for everyone. Because they're volunteers, real-life has to come first; that means that occasionally, we lose some team members to outside responsibilities...but we ALSO get to bring on MORE new team members!

And that's why we're here today.

STATUS: NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Not sure what the differences between Mods/Testers are, Cysero made a great FAQ.

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE POST FIRST BEFORE APPLYING AS SOME THINGS HAVE CHANGED

Foreign Language Mods Needed!

Sora here.  I am looking for new mods for AQWorlds (and HeroSmash), and now is your chance to apply! One thing I have to stress - you MUST be 18+.  If you are under 18, if you don't include your age, or if you start with "I'm not 18 yet, but..." the application will not be considered.  Take a moment to read that last part again since every time we get players under 18 apply for some reason.  Reading and understanding directions are key elements.

This time around I am ONLY in need of moderators who are bilingual (or more) in English and one of the following languages:  Tagalog, Portuguese, Spanish.

Not bilingual?  Don't worry! You can either wait until the next call for Mods or you can apply to be a Tester (see below).

More Testers Needed!

We release new content EVERY WEEK! (Sometimes, multiple times a week!) If you are an experienced, friendly, and helpful AQWorlds player, know the game inside out, upside down, and right-side 'round, and are willing to spend countless hours playing the game to test, break, and help FIX it... then Stratos wants YOU!

Here is what we are looking for. Someone who is:

  • Experienced (this does NOT mean you have to be level 50+ but you should have played long enough to understand the game)
  • Knowledgeable (you should know how all the various parts of the game play)
  • A good communicator (if you cannot explain the bug you've experienced, we cannot fix it)
  • Easy to work with (our testers work hard and have fun. Since this is a volunteer position, we want everyone to enjoy what they do and who they work with)

What We Need From You

Whether your considering applying for a Moderator or Tester you'll need to do the following:

  1. Send an e-mail to AEvolunteers@battleon.com with the subject line AQW TESTER APPLICATION or AQW MOD APPLICATION.  If you don't the filter will delete your application.
  2. Include your real name, age (18+ only)
  3. Include your country of residence
  4. Include your AQW Game account name and email address
  5. Include your Master Account name and email address tied to the master account
  6. Include your Forum account name and email address if you have a forum account
  7. Include all Languages you speak/read
  8. Include a Resume (C.V.)  *please note we'd like the resume in English.
  9. TESTER ONLY Include the days and times you're available to help out! We really need some people who can help during Friday's release testing (afternoon to early evening server time)  but if you can't, don't worry - some types of testers can do their work at any hour.
  10. MOD ONLY A paragraph telling us what you think being a mod will mean and any experience you have that you think makes you a good candidate.

One application per person. If you apply for both put everything in one email. We will read and consider all applications, but cannot reply to them all. Make sure your application is correct before sending it, multiple or incomplete applications will be deleted. It will take some time for Stratos and myself to get through all the applications so please be patient.  If you are chosen to go through a further interview, we will contact you by e-mail. If we do not respond, we want to thank you for being awesome enough to volunteer!  Deadline for applications is Midnight server time Sunday February 15th!

For both applications we will be looking at your AQW account history, social networking and forum accounts if you have them, and arranging an in-game interview to talk one-on-one with potential candidates.

Good luck!

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January 27, 2015

New Game Updates on Jan. 30

Undead Assault: Oaklore Under Fire

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Play AQW’s new Tutorial! Invite your friends to create an AQW account & experience a new start of the game. We intive you to share your thoughts on Facebook!

 

Void Defender Limited Time Shop

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Act fast, intrepid Defenders of the Void! Dage the Evil is releases a limited selection of Void Defender Armor Sets starting Friday.

 

Superbrawl Sunday!

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Are you ready for some football armors? Join us this Sunday as the Seahorcs take on the Loyalists, and then /punt Twilly! It’s a TOUCHDOWN!

 

Epic Loot for the Real World @ HeroMart

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Back by popular demand: Panda Hoodie! Bundle Up & Battle On, and then get the new J6 Shirt & the new book, Za'nar: Impossibility, by Zack Storch!

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January 26, 2015

Superbowl XLIX In-game Event

Can YOU Punt  Twilly 100 Yards?

It's the biggest American Football game of the year!* On Lore, the Seahorcs and the Loyalists (what the real world knows as the Seahawks and the Patriots) are preparing to face off! After the 2nd Quarter ends, the Superbowl halftime show will begin... and so will our special event!  When you've had your fill of watching Katy Perry rock the stadium, Log in and head to Battleon for our once-a-year PUNT TWILLY minigame!

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

Tags: Alina,
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January 26, 2015

Help Us Help New Heroes

Test Our New Tutorial: Oaklore Under Fire!

This Friday, battle to save Oaklore Keep from attacks by Sepulchure’s Undead Army in our new tutorial, then send us your feedback to help improve the opening of AQWorlds for new heroes! 

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  • Defend Oaklore Keep from Sepulchure's army
  • Go station to station and learn the skills you need to battle in AQWorlds
  • Break through the 4th wall to relive your favorite DF pranks
  • Members: defeat the Endless Maw to gain an exclusive Minootaur pet

Once you've completed the tutorial, post your comments and feedback on our Reddit or official forum!

Gear leaving dates:

  • The Unholy of Vokun leaves at midnight tonight
  • The Za'nar Rares shop leaves this Friday, January 30th
  • Nulgath's birthday gear leaves Monday, February 2nd
  • Australia Day shop leaves February 2nd
  • The AC-only Exploding Kitten pet leaves February 27th
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January 24, 2015

Nulgath's New Birthday Gear

Golden and Shadow Hanzo Void Sets are Here!

All your ArchFiend fans should rejoice, because we've got MORE gear from the ArchFiend available PLUS a new quest chain in the Tercessuinotlim zone! As part of the Hanzo Void series that released last week, we've got the Shadow Hanzo available for limited time in the Nulgath birthday rares shop!

Also released in Nulgath's birthday shop this week:

  • Midnight Makai Battle Pet
  • Midnight and Blood Orb pets (no quests)
  • Astral and Crimson Orb pets (with quests)
  • Blood, Midnight, and Shadow Crossed Katana capes

Astral and Crimson Orb Pets

Nulgath's Nation is growing, and so is the demand for new pets to help farm for his gear. Until February 2nd, the Astral and Crimson Orb pets will be available for 1500 AdventureCoins.

These quests are one of the best ways in-game to get Blood Gems, Totems, Diamonds, Vouchers, Tokens, Gems, Shards, and Uni 13s and each has a chance to drop an exclusive weapon!

Monster Challenge and Makai Quests

Nulgath fans can /join tercessuinotlim NOW to take on the Death's Head monster for a small chance to get the Death's Bright Blade weapon! 

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Loyal members of the Nulgath Nation can also get the full Golden Hanzo set in the ArchFiend merge shop or talk to Carnage to begin the Dark Makai rebellion quest chain (available to all players with access to the Tercessuinotlim zone). 

The Golden Hanzo gear will be permanently available, so if you need time to farm all the requirements to create the gear, never fear! 

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January 23, 2015

Exploding Kittens?!

You’ll have a BLAST with this new pet!

D’awww…. Look how cute! A little teeny weeny itsy bitsy kitty witty…  but, what, what’s going on…

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 Click here to view the animated glory of exploding kittens!!!!

DUDE! DUUUDE!!!! That kitten just exploded! …and… did it just shower us with oatmeal?! I mean… Goatmeal? o___O

Alright folks. Either someone on the AQW team went completely bonkers and made THIS… or someone just really loves exploding kittens. 

If you love exploding kittens too (and sometimes goat flavored oatmeal), then you can find this catastrophic pet in Aria’s Pet Shop in Battleon Town.

>^.,.^< meow meow, Beleen! 

(See a more zoomed-out version of the explosion here!)

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January 23, 2015

Tonight: Za'nar Event Finale

Guest Author Event with Zack Storch!

In this Friday's event finale, based on characters from Zack Storch's new novel "Za'nar: Impossibility," battle through the Tombs of De’ther with the Magi of Za’nar to recover the Ring of Light! Your goal is to stop the dread dragon Jir'abin; after attacking Lore last week, his power is greater than ever before, and he’s on the move to Za’nar to wreak his revenge. 

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This week, /join zanarlobby to begin the finale:

  • Travel to the Tombs of De'ther to find the Ring of Light
  • Solve the tomb's puzzle and defeat its guardian spirit 
  • Journey to the House of Accord on the planet Xiex to face Jir'abin
  • Defeat him and use the Ring of Light to raise a shield around Lore 

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It's only by completing this mission that we can ensure our world and theirs will remain safe from the Void... forever!

Za'nar: Impossibility Now Available at Heromart!

Hi, Hero! I'm Zack Storch! I’m here to share my fantasy novel “Za’nar: Impossibility” with you! It’s an interplanetary adventure filled with fast-paced fights, fantastical spells, fearsome monsters and DRAGONS! You can get your own version NOW at Heromart, or through the store links below, and then battle alongside its characters right here!

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You can get your own copy of the novel RIGHT NOW at: 

Zack visited Battleon last year when I was competing on TBS's reality TV series "King of the Nerds,” where he brought a Twilly plushie along for the adventure to be his pocket healer! He's excited to share his story “Za’nar: Impossibility” with you, and so are we! 

Dont forget to follow Zack's Void Saga on his website!

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January 22, 2015

Jack of All Trades

Tradeskills Throwback Thursday

Sure, a single wasted second may mean the destruction of Lore, but that doesn’t mean your hobbies need to be put on hold! Maybe you have started ranking these tradeskills or have never heard of them, either way, read on for all the information you need to know to improve your character’s skillset.


Want to know all the different Tradeskills?  Click here for ACWO's explanation of them!!

Tags: ThrowBack, Sora,
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January 21, 2015

New Game Updates on Jan. 23

Special Event Finale! Za'nar: Ring of Light

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Battle through the Tombs of De’ther, recover the Ring of Light, and defeat the dragon Jir’abin. Embrace the Void by becoming the Void Defender! Read more here.

More Items this Friday by Nulgath!

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ArchFiend fans LOVED the Hanzo gear, so Nulgath is releasing even more! Get the Golden & Shadow Hanzo Sets, plus new items! Read more here.

Epic Loot: New HeroMart Arrivals this Friday

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This Friday, get your gauntlets on Za'nar: Impossibility book & new J6 shirt! Buy both J6 shirts & get a limited item! Za’nar book also includes game item. Shop smart, shop HeroMart!

Coming Soon: Northpointe Village

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In the upcoming weeks, journey to Northpointe--the starting zone for the new main AQW storyline. And then... prepare for the FireStorm Assault!

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January 21, 2015

Meet the Magi with Zack

The stars of Za'nar: Impossibility!

Hello, heroes! I’m Zack Storch! You may have seen me in Battleon last year selling my armor, or on TBS’s reality TV show King of the Nerds. I’m very excited to be sharing my story, Za’nar: Impossibility with all of you! With the Za’nar Void Invasion coming up, I wanted to tell you about some of my characters. They’ll be helping you repel Jir’abin’s attack on Lore! You can learn even more about them in the novel, which is available now!

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Sael Ageis
Dragon-shifting Wizard and co-leader of the Accord

In her nineteen years of life, Sael Ageis has accomplished a lifetime of accolades fighting in arena combat and when monsters organized during the War that threatened the planets of Za’nar one year ago. Her accomplishments during the War, as well as her father Qion’s political history, earned her a position of co-leadership over the newly founded interplanetary government, the Accord. 

Proud, arrogant and stubborn, she can seem closed off at first and speaks with an odd formality, but cares deeply about Za’nar and the people in her life. A well studied Wizard with the rank of Magi, Sael was able to master a ritual of transformation to take on the form of a Dragon for use in interplanetary flight, and invented swift “Combat Runes” to use her icy attacks more quickly.

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Klyde Vance
Blade Sorcerer of Earth

An eighteen year old man who met Sael while she was on an investigative assignment to Earth. Imaginative and prone to day dreams, learning that his fantasies of magic and aliens were real came as a welcome shock! After having her bring him to Za’nar, he discovered a knack for Blade Sorcery, or intuitive Magic inspired by the use of weapons and objects as channels.

With a new world opened up to him, he’s found himself questioning if anything is impossible. Now he uses conjured weapons to launch shockwaves, make broils of fire and send waves of water at those who would threaten his friends.

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Fae
Hyperactive, Flying Earthling Sorcerer

With a difficult past and no family to rely on, Fae found strength in her best friends Klyde and Tyler. Adopting an upbeat personality has helped her overcome her past, while refusing to use her last name helped her be her own self and put her unhealthy parents behind her.

She has an interest in fencing, which helps hone her reflexes. A brilliant chemistry student, Fae is always positive and smiling, and has a large sweet tooth. She always wished Magic existed, so when Klyde and Sael brought her to Za’nar, she was ready to try and learn! Fae is a powerful Sorcerer, and has an affinity for Darkness Magics.

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Daz Acer
Theatrical Wizard and Elemental Archer

Orphaned at a young age, Daz was adopted by Sael’s father Qion. Sael and Daz have always been close, and studied together at Reald University for High Magic. Extremely confident in composure, Daz has a flair for the theatrical and often thinks of life as a show. When the two-year monster uprising of the War began, he fought alongside Sael to protect the planets of Za’nar.

With the intuitive ability for Light Magics and Healing from birth, Daz also learned the Wizardry and Runes to fight with Elemental arrows, and be well-rounded with other elements.

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Hailing from the small town of Ilis on the heavily forested planet Daram, seventeen year old Rath Halon has simple goals in life: finish school, surpass her father’s social position, have her name recorded in the annals of Magical history for some grand accomplishment or discovery, and become the captain of Vane Rajid’s royal guard--perhaps her goals aren’t so humble!

Rath doesn’t seek an adventurer’s life, but it manages to find her. Expecting to graduate with the rank of Magi at the top of her class, Rath is a very attentive student. She often worries she’s said something wrong and regrets her words, then apologizes or makes an effort to retract them. She fights with her kadjir's, thrown bladed hoops used in Magical ritual that can cloak themselves in Elemental forces like Fire and Lightning.

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At thirty-four years old by Earth years, Zail is the provost of Reald University for High Magic. He often moves his hands when he speaks, and finds humor in small things.

In the worlds of Za’nar, there are two main divisions of Mages: Sorcerers and Wizards. Sorcerers cast Magics with their bodies, while Wizards make use of precisely drawn Runes of Void Energy. At Reald University, Zail and his teachers educate students on the principals and Runes of Magic.

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Jir’abin
Dragon of Darkness

Having lost strength in a mysterious occurrence three-million years ago, Jir’abin resides on the Void Plane, making plans for his return to Za’nar. By creating his Shades and having them gather Inert Presence, or latent Magical worth held in every being, he seeks to regain his lost power to be able to manifest in Za’nar.

Having become obsessed over the years, he’s willing to do anything to accomplish what he not only sees as a noble goal, but a heroic one.

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January 19, 2015

Za'nar: Ring of Light

Friday: Zack Storch's Guest Author Event Finale!

This Friday, battle through the Tombs of De’ther with the Magi of Za’nar to recover the Ring of Light! The dread dragon Jir'abin seeks vengeance against the Magi of Za’nar, retribution for stealing his power millennia ago. 

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After attacking Lore last week, his power is greater than ever before - and he’s on the move to Za’nar to wreak his revenge! Defeat him and use the Ring of Light to raise a shield around Lore to ensure our world and theirs will remain safe from the Void... forever!


Dage's concept art for the Void Defender gear

Za'nar: Impossibility Now in Stores!

You can find Zack's "Za'nar: Impossibility" on Amazon (for the Kindle)Barnes and Noble (for the Nook), and on Kobo RIGHT NOW, or read on to see what the novel's about!

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Three million years ago, the planetary system of Za’nar’s connection to the Magic-providing Void Plane was failing. To prevent the disappearance of Za'nar, a Magical Link between it and Earth was created. The Link shares much back and forth between the two systems, including their connection to the Void Plane. 

Now, one year after the War and the establishment of a parliamentary monarchy in Za'nar, Earth is in trouble. Sael Ageis, accomplished Magi of Za'nar, meets earthlings Klyde Vance and Fae, and together they find themselves drawn into a three million year old Magical conflict, unlocking secrets about the human race.

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January 16, 2015

Nulgath's Hanzo Birthday Gear

Nulgath the ArchFiend is levelling up in real life!

The Underworld and OverSoul are quaking with anticipation this week... because Nulgath the ArchFiend's birthday is almost here! Find Nulgath's Hanzo Void Evolution Birthday Shop in Battleon starting tomorrow night! 

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This week, you'll find the Midnight and Crimson Hanzo Void armor sets, PLUS the Midnight Makai Bank pet and the Crimson Makai Battle-pet... and the rare Nulgath's Metamorphsis helm!

 

Next week, we'll release MORE gear from the Hanzo Void series in the rares shop PLUS gear in Nulgath's tercessuinotlim zone! ALL of the rare Nulgath birthday items will leave February 2nd, except for the permanent Tercess gear.

Coming to Nulgath's Rares shop this Friday:

  • Midnight and Crimson Hanzo Void armors
  • Midnight and Crimson Hanzo Mask, Helm, and Horns
  • Midnight and Crimson Hanzo Void capes
  • Dual and single Mightnight and Crimson Katanas
  • Nulgath's Metamorphosis Helm
  • Midnight Makai Bank pet
  • Legend-only Crimson Makai Battlepet

My apologies for the delay in getting the Orb pets out to all of you! I was out Tuesday and Wednesday this week with some medical issues, and was not able to devote the necessary time to these pets. We all want the quests to be amazing, and delaying their release to next week will help make that true!

Tags: Alina,
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January 14, 2015

New Game Updates on Jan. 16

Special Event this Friday: Za’nar: Void Invasion!

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Zack Storch, faithful Artix Entertainment gamer & TV star on King of the Nerds, returns to AQWorlds this week in a special in-game event based on his new book, Za’nar: Impossibility! Read more about it here

Nulgath’s Birthday

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The Archfiend is leveling up IRL and wants to share his in-game items with you! Log in Friday night for rare Nulgath birthday items created by Nulgath himself!

Honorable Hero Gift: 500 ACs + Character Page Badge

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Anyone who is a Level 10 or higher, with an account created before January 1 2015, who did not get a Mute or Ban in 2014, will get 500 ACs & the ‘Honorable Hero’ character page badge! Full details here!

Epic Loot for the Real World @ HeroMart

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Returning soon by popular demand: the Panda Hoodie! Bundle Up & Battle On this weekend when the fuzzy hoody hits the shelves, and then stay tuned for a new J6 Shirt & the all new book by TV star Zack Storch arriving soon!

Shop Smart, Shop HeroMart!

Play our new Mobile Game: DRAGONS!

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How do you train your dragon? Raise 12 dragons in our new free game. AdventureQuest DRAGONS is available now on Google Play and iOS. Download it now at aqdragons.com and become a dragon master!

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January 13, 2015

Guest Author Zack Storch

Meet AQWorlds' Own King of the Nerds!

If you weren't with us back in 2014, you missed out on our first in-game meeting with AQWorlds' Zack Storch, during his appearance on season 2 of the hit TBS reality TV show, "King of the Nerds"! He is a really amazing guy, so we dubbed him AQW's "King of the Nerds" and gave everyone a chance to get his armor.

Zack Storch and his cast of characters in AQW

He's had many adventures since then, including finishing his first novel, "Za'nar: Impossibility." After reading an advance copy last year, Artix, the AQW team, and I knew we needed to make an in-game event based on the adventures of the characters.

The Author - Who IS Zack Storch?

Zack Storch is MANY things - author, AE fan, true nerd- but also:

  • 22 years old
  • Has been playing AE games since 2004 (before there were even classes in AQ classic, and buying an item sent you to another webpage...)
  • A contestant on King of the Nerds season 2, where he brought Twilly along for the adventure to help me as his loyal and literal pocket healer 
  • Is an amateur game developer as a hobby
  • Is working on his third novel and publishing this as his first
  • Can be found on Twitter  and on Facebook and his novel website

The Novel - Za'Nar: Impossibility

After working with Zack for the last few months, one this is very clear - he is FULL of ideas, and a very clear vision for the Za'narian story universe. It's filled with magic, mayhem, and magi the likes of which AQWorlds has never seen before! I am still trying to decide which of his characters is my favorite, but you'll be introduced to them all this Friday!

Or you can meet them NOW - "Za'nar: Impossibility" is available on Amazon (for the Kindle), Barnes and Noble (for the Nook), and on Kobo! Read on to find out a bit about the novel!

Three million years ago, the planetary system of Za’nar’s connection to the Magic-providing Void Plane was failing. To prevent the disappearance of Za'nar, a Magical Link between it and Earth was created. The Link shares much back and forth between the two systems, including their connection to the Void Plane. 

Now, one year after the War and the establishment of a parliamentary monarchy in Za'nar, Earth is in trouble. Sael Ageis, accomplished Magi of Za'nar, meets earthlings Klyde Vance and Fae, and together they find themselves drawn into a three million year old Magical conflict, unlocking secrets about the human race.

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January 13, 2015

Best Way to Cure a Cold?

The Kind-Hearted Komarci97 Knows How!

Hiya, heroes! If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you know that I’ve been pretty sick the past few days >…<

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Being sick totally sucks, and it’s hard to stay upbeat when you’re feeling under the weather.  But when I got into the lab this morning, I found this envelope sitting on my desk. Cue instant smile!

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And look what was inside the envelope: a bright shiny pink card, which reads Boldog Születésnapot!

beleen opens birthday card

That means “Happy Birthday!” in Hungarian. Fellow AQWorlds player Komarci97, who hails from Hungary, wrote a super sweet letter, too! Awwww <3

Beleen letter from player komarci97

And… OMG… there’s earrings in the card! And they’re not just normal earrings—they are decorated with a special Hungarian Kalocsa folk pattern.

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Kalocsa is one of the most beautiful Hungarian towns with a great folk art history! And Komarci97 shared its beauty with me!!!

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Thank you SO MUCH Komarci97 for making me feel SO MUCH better and feel SO beautiful despite me being SO sick! 

And this is why I love being part of AdventureQuest Worlds. Everyone who plays AQWorlds is my family, and no matter where you hail from—be it Hungary like Komarci97, or Brazil like Tendou, or anywhere else in the world—I couldn’t be more happy to call you all my brothers and sisters ^___^

Kindness is the best remedy to quell my cold, and I cannot thank you all enough for being my on-call doctors. And super special thank you to Dr. Komarci97 for mailing me my much needed medicine =)

Stay Healthy my loves, and Battle On!

xoxo Beleen! =D

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January 12, 2015

A Gift for our Honorable Heroes

In AQWorlds, it pays to play nice.

As a way of saying "thanks!" to the 2.5 MILLION AQWorlds heroes who did not get muted or banned in 2014, and as an incentive to keep following the rules in 2015, we are awarding players who helped keep AQWorlds a positive, fun, and family-friendly game!

Thank you, Honorable Heroes!

Starting tomorrow, if you meet the following requirements*, you'll receive 500 FREE AdventureCoins the next time you log into AQWorlds! 

  • Did not receive a 24 hour or longer in-game mute or ban in 2014
  • Logged in between January 1st, 2014 and December 31st, 2014
  • Are level 11 or higher
  • Created your account before January 1st 2015

1/15 update: Please note, the Badge and ACs will not appear until you log in!

2015 Server Changes Incoming!

Last year, I talked about our plans for the server rewrite, and all of the new functionality it would let us do. We had to delay development on the rewrite while Yorumi worked on a number of backend and more immediate projects AQWorlds needed but the team is now at the point where we're ready to go back to it!

This week, Yorumi, Zhoom, Rolith, and I will meet to finalize the plan for Phase 1 of the server rewrite. The entire project will take at least a full year, but we expect to have Phase 1 ready for live-testing (after staff testing) by September. It's a pretty big project, but having the existing server to port TO will speed the process up. We are still looking at serveral months mi

Once we have AQWorlds running on the new servers, then we can start working on the many changes and new functionality ideas you all have told us about! That does include new anti-botting measures, as well as class improvements and bringing back old functionality.

After that meeting, I will post a longer Design Notes explaining in more detail WHY we need the server rewrite, what it will entail, and what changes we can expect to see (including chat filter improvements, less lag, character set save functionality, and more!)

* If you weren't eligible for the Honorable Hero award this year, never fear! We'll be awarding it in future years, too, so you have a chance to do better and follow the rules in 2015!

Tags: Alina,
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January 10, 2015

This Friday: the King is Back!

In-game Guest Author Event with Zack Storch

Zack Storch, long-time player of Artix Entertainment's games and competitor on the King of the Nerds reality TV show, returns to AQWorlds this week a published author! His new book, Za'nar: Impossibility, is available on Amazon now!

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His story tells the tale of an alien world linked to Earth by a shared connection to the Void Plane. When the mages of Za'nar team up with two young Earthlings, they find themselves drawn into a three million year old magical conflict. While fighting to survive, they discover more than just the key to destroying their enemy; they unlock secrets about the nature of the human race.

I got a chance to read the novel last year, and knew right away this was the stuff AQWorlds events are made of! It's got danger, magic, battles, and DRAGONS! It's a really great read, and if you pick it up this weekend, you'll have a great idea of what's in store for Friday's event, because...

AQWorlds event - Za'nar: Void Invasion

In between finishing his book and competing on season 2 of the hit TBS reality TV show, King of the Nerds, (season 3 comes to TBS on January 23rd), he found time to join the AQWorlds team to co-write an in-game event chronicling Jir'abin's attack on OUR world!

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This Friday, battle through Lore with the mages of Za’nar and DragonRune Hall to repel Jir’abin’s army of Void Shades as they flood into our world to harvest the magic of Chaos!

Tags: Alina,
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January 09, 2015

Train. Fight. Win!

Become the Hero you were always meant to be!

This Friday, battle the bosses at Eagle’s Reach Keep, the Arctic Academy for Warriors, Rogues and Wizards of all levels and ranks! Learn the art of sub-zero monster slaying. with extra-high XP and class point rewards as we prepare for war against the Queen of Monsters! Members can battle through the Hall of Honors for even greater rewards!

Starting tonight, /join eaglesreach and talk to Storvald the BattleMaster to begin training in the Eagles Reach BattleGrounds. The arenas are broken up by level, so you'll be sure to face monsters that will help you get stronger FASTER!

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  • BattlegroundA - levels 1 - 15
  • BattlegorundB - levels 16 - 30
  • BattlegroundC - levels 31 - 45
  • BattlegroundD - levela 46 - 60
  • BattlegroundE - levels 61 - 75

Legends can /join HonorHall, where they can face high-level monsters for extra rewards!

Battle monsters in the arena to get Tokens for the Arena Merge Shop. Each map drops different tokens, so if you want to unlock ALL the gaer, you'll need to level up!

We will be making adjustments to the quests and maps in the Eagle's Reach Battlegrounds over the course of the weekend (and possibly next week) as we see your feedback. The goal - to make this the BEST training grounds in AQWorlds... and we need your help to do it!

Tags: Alina,
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January 09, 2015

Golden Gladiator Tier Package

Upgrade in AQWorlds to Unlock this Exclusive Gear!

Get your gauntlets on our first upgrade package of the year: the Golden Gladiator gear! Upgrade with a 12 month membership to get ALL 16 ITEMS in the Golden Gladiator set, or get the armor and select accessories with our other upgrade packages.

We'll need all our heroes in tip-top shape to help us battle our way to victory, and we know first impressions count... so we're releasing the Golden Gladiator gear to help get you in the right frame of mind... for VICTORY!

2015 is going to be the year of battles as we clash with the Queen of Monsters, Karok's FrostSpawn Horde, and begin a massive overhaul of our servers to update the game's engine! 

Tier Set Details

With our tier sets, the amount and type of gear you get changes with the different Membership or AdventureCoin packages. The more months of membership or AdventureCoins you purchase, the more gear you get! The packages will be available through our in-game payment window, the upgrade page, or our Portal site.

Tier 4: 12 month membership
Unlock all 16 Golden Gladiator items!

Tier 3: 6 month membership or 12000 ACs
Unlock 10 Golden Gladiator items!

  • 2 armors
  • 3 weapons
  • 3 helms
  • 2 capes

Tier 2: 3 month membership or 5000 ACs
Unlock 6 Golden Gladiator items!

  • 1 armor
  • 1 helm
  • 2 capes
  • 2 weapons

Tier 1: 1 month membership or 2000 ACs
Unlock 4 Golden Gladiator items!

  • 1 armor
  • 1 helm
  • 1 cape
  • 1 weapon

As a bonus, when you purchase a 12 month upgrade, you'll also get ALL the BrightFall Commander gear, too!

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January 08, 2015

Legend Only Balance Test

Help Make Eagles Reach BattleGrounds the BEST Place To Train

Legends: help us make the Eagles Reach Battlegrounds the BEST place in AQWorlds for heroes of all levels to rank up and farm XP! /Join Eaglesreach today at www.AQ.com to help with balance testing on Sir Ver and Evil Sir Ver!

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Please send any balance feedback you have to Alina or Reens on Twitter! Here's what we're looking for:

  • If specific monsters and their HP or damage need to be harder or easier (list name and map)
  • If rewards need to be increased or nerfed
  • Any other changes you think would help make this the best place in AQWorlds to train!
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January 07, 2015

New Game Updates on Jan. 9

New Zone: Eagle’s Reach Battlegrounds

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Battle bosses @ Eagle’s Reach Keep, learn arctic monster slaying skills, and earn LOTS of Rep, XP & Class Points! Members can battle through the Hall of Honors for even greater rewards!

Golden Gladiator Tier Package

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All that glitters is… Golden Gladiator! On Jan 9, get your gauntlets on the 12 Month Upgrade and unlock ALL 16 ITEMS in the Golden Gladiator set! Read more about it here.

Next Week: King of the Nerds star Zack Storch

king of the nerds tv star zach storch Za’Nar Invasion event

Prepare for the Za’nar Invasion on Jan. 16! A special event based off the new book by Zack Storch features Chaos, a new Planet, & Void Dragons!

Get 10% More AdventureCoins / Artix Points

earn 10 more free adventure coins or artix points limited time offer

Use Paypal, a Credit Card, or Amazon to get 10% MORE AdventureCoins or Artix Points! Only available for a limited time. Read more about it here.

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January 05, 2015

Train. Fight. WIN!

The Eagle's Reach Battlegrounds Open This Friday!

Take on the monsters at Eagle’s Reach Battlegrounds, the Arctic Academy for Warriors, Rogues and Wizards of all levels and ranks! Learn the art of sub-zero monster slaying with extra-high rep, XP, and class point rewards as we prepare for war against the Queen of Monsters! Members can battle through the Hall of Honors for even greater rewards!

fantasy mmo battle monsters Sharpen your blades and battle on!

We've been getting a TON of requests for better and higher-level farming maps so you can train harder, faster, and longer for better rewards... so this week, we're making that our top priority!

Starting this Thursday, Legends will be able to /join Eaglesreach and select one of 6 battlegrounds to train in, with monsters scaled to each map level:

  • BattlegroundA - levels 1 - 15
  • BattlegorundB - levels 16 - 30
  • BattlegroundC - levels 31 - 45
  • BattlegroundD - levela 46 - 60
  • BattlegroundE - levels 61 - 75
  • HonorHall - levels 61 - 75 

Once the Battlegrounds go live for ALL players on Friday, Legends will still have access to the exclusive high-level HonorHall map, which will give extra-high rewards! Everyone can battle the monsters in each arena to level up and earn merge shop rewards to unlock new gear!

Tags: Alina,
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January 02, 2015

A Monstrous Future

It's a New Year and New Battles!

 

The FrostSpawn Horde have swarmed the Island of Winds, and many of the refugees have been converted into ice monsters by a strange new magic. The time has come for you to face Karok the Fallen in battle to learn what the future holds for the FrostSpawn Horde, the Queen of Monsters, and the rise of her Ancient Evils!

Continue your battles in /northstar... it's time to take on Karok the Fallen!

Quibble Shop Update: Festive Gear!

Talk to Quibble Coinbiter in Battleon to get your gauntlets on our newest, most festive gear of the season! New in Quibble this Friday - the ever awesome Nulgath Claws armor!

Tags: Frostval,
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January 01, 2015

New Year's Bonus Points

We're Giving the Gift of MORE Artix Points and ACs!)

Starting today and available for a limited time only, get 10% more Artix Points to upgrade or buy ACs in AQWorlds (and all your other favorite AE games) when you pay using your credit card, Paypal or through Amazon! This is the perfect time to get those extra AP and ACs, because our holiday rare gear will be leaving soon!

FREE Bonus gift in a fantasy RPG MMO

Eligible credit cards include: Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover CardCredit credit and cards. The bonus AdventureCoins come with either AC or Membership packages!

Note: When you purchase Artix Points and use them to buy AdventureCoins, you'll receive 10% extra Artix Points, not 10% more Artix Points and 10% more AdventureCoins. If you purchase an AdventureCoins package (not a membership/ACs package), you'll receive 10% more AdventureCoins.

Stock Up For New Year's Loot!

With all the holiday presents being given and received, this is a good time to cash in any unused gift cards you've got lying around the house, and with PayGarden, you can trade major brand gift cards (like Walmart, Macy's, Home Depot, and 100+ more) for AdventureCoins!


Important Information

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

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

Tags: Alina,
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