Design Notes

November 30, 2016

2017 Calendar Available for Pre-Order

Head to HeroMart to reserve yours now!

A new year approaches, and that means it's time for a brand-new Calendar to arrive at HeroMart. This year's new calendar features digitally painted artwork inspired by our newest game, AdventureQuest 3D, and its theme is "Year of Adventures." Given everything we've got planned for 2017, that sounds about right!

Unlock rewards in multiple Artix Entertainment games!

The entire team was so excited about how cool this year's calendar looks, that EVERYONE wanted to get in on the reward action! That means you will unlock in-game rewards inside AQ3D, AQWorlds, AdventureQuest, DragonFable, and EpicDuel!

To celebrate this brand new "year of adventure" the calendar includes our first ever revision of the original CHRONOMANCER ARMOR for AdventureQuest 3D!

It also includes the highly anticipated AdventureQuest Worlds class, the Shadow Walker of Time Class inside AQWorlds! 

The DragonFable and AdventureQuest teams are planning to release their classes for calendar buyers in early 2017. (To any time travelers out there... let me know what the release date turns out to be!)

2017 Calendar: Collector's Edition 

For those of you SUPER collectors, we've got a really sweet treat this time around. The Collector's Edition includes a limited "Dragon Slayer" Collectors print as well as a signed copy of the 2017 calendar!

Shadow Walker of Time Class Skills

What IS a Shadow Walker of Time, you ask? Good question! These intrepid, timely explorers can step into a shadow in one time-stream and emerge from a completely different shadow in another time stream. 

ShadowWalkers of Time gain mana when they:

  • Strike an enemy in combat (more effective on crits)
  • Dodge any attack (restores HP as well)

ShadowWalkers of Time gain mana when they:

  • Strike an enemy in combat (more effective on crits)
  • Dodge any attack (restores HP as well)

Rift of Shadows 

Applies Chaos Rift, which is used for other abilities. Each attack also affects you and your opponent's sight, lowering your opponent's Hit Chance by 3% while increasing yours by 3%. If Temporal Eclipse is active, each attack will affect you and your opponent's Focus, lowering your opponent's Dodge Chance by 3% while increasing yours by 3%. Both stack to 5 and last for 10 seconds.

Cooldown: 1.5 Seconds
Range: Melee
Type: Physical

50% Weapon Damage

A strong defensive skill that takes a short while to build up. Your opponents will struggle to land a hit with their Hit Chance reduced by 15%. If you’re in Temporal Eclipse mode it will further your defensive ability with increased dodge chance. Considering you lack consistent heal, this will be vital to keeping your health in check.

Exude/Devour

Strikes at the blink of an eye, causing up to 2 opponent's existence to slowly fade. Deals moderate damage and applying a moderate DoT for 6 seconds. If Temporal Eclipse is up, shreds the opponent and feeds off their shadows. Deals moderate damage and applying a moderate HoT to the caster for 6 seconds.

Mana: 15
Cooldown: 6 seconds
Range: Far
Type: Physical/Magical

150% Weapon Damage

Your bread and butter skill. Helps get the damage train going and applies your only heal while you have Temporal Eclipse. Not to be overlooked.

Vendetta/Umbral Stigma

 Marks your opponents, dealing Moderate damage and increasing the damage the target takes from all sources by 20% for 10 seconds. If Temporal Eclipse is active, singles the target out, recording their being in that point of time dealing Moderate Damage. After a short moment, echoes the damage based off the damage you have done in the past 10 seconds.

Mana: 30
Cooldown: 6 seconds
Range: Fullscreen
Type: Physical/Magical

100% Weapon Damage

This class is strongest vs a single opponent and Vendetta is the reason why. A 20% damage boost vs all sources means you’ll be a hit at parties and the opponent will be taking hits like a pinata.

Silhouette/Shadow Warp

Sacrifices your life force to constantly warp through the shadows, increasing your dodge by 300% for 4 seconds and dealing damage to up to 3 foes while focusing their attacks onto you. If Temporal Eclipse is active, strikes from the opponent's shadows for Moderate Damage to up to 3 enemies and healing 30 mana after 2 seconds to the caster. Costs health after 2 seconds.

Cooldown: 12 seconds
Range: Status/Fullscreen
Type: Physical/Magical

Deals 380% of your attack power as damage to self after 2 seconds

180% Weapon Damage dealt to opponent

You lack heal, we get that, but this class isn’t about healing. It’s about being in the shadows, dodging, lurking, striking fast and hard and when it’s least expected. 300% dodge for 4 seconds. You’re practically invincible to everything. In PvP, if you know your opponent well, hit this right before their big nuke, slip into the shadows and come back blades a blazin’.

Neverending Dusk: Increases Endurance by 25%

Harbinger of Shadows: Increases Damage Output, Crit Rate, and Crit Damage by 12%

Temporal Eclipse

 Emits total darkness applying Shadowed state, lowering up to 3 opponent's Hit Chance and negating their Crit Chance by 30% for 5 seconds. You access new abilities as you warp through the shadows applying Temporal Eclipse, increasing your hit and crit chance by 80%. Lasts 5 seconds. If Chaos Rift is up, applies Turbulent Rift, doubling your haste but increasing the damage you take by 20% for 5 seconds.

Mana: 30
Cooldown: 15 seconds
Type: Physical/Magical
Range: Fullscreen

Your ‘berserk mode’. Hit this and get ready to spam your skills. Use Shadow Warp to replenish mana, Devour to heal up and Umbral Stigma to deal the killing blow! Be careful though, as you will almost definitely have Chaos Rift up (unless you open with Temporal Eclipse *hint*). That means you’ll be taking 20% more damage from all sources for 5 seconds. Hit Devour often for that sweet heal and make sure your autos are landing to get the dodge buff to neutralize any additional damage you would be taking.

Shadows of Time

Rarely freezes up to 3 opponents in their Shadows while increasing your ability to warp increasing your Speed for a short time.

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November 29, 2016

Lord of Bones Gear Leaves Friday

Last chance to unlock the full set when you upgrade!

The November upgrade bonus gear leaves this Friday, December 2nd at 6PM EST! Until then, though, unlock the Lord of Bones when you buy any membership or AdventureCoin package worth $10 USD or more*.... and get even more loot with a 12 month membership or 12000 AC package - the Warlord of Bones set!

Members of the Undead Legion will also unlock an exclusive Legion variant approved by Dage the Evil - you'll be able to buy those with Legion Tokens in a shop in the Underworld!

* This includes the $9.95 package

Other gear leaving...

  • The November Featured Gear shop (and all its items) leaves this Friday, December 2nd.
  • The Thanksgiving 2016 rare boss drops leave December 9th (since the war is taking longer to finish, we are extending the amount of time to farm)
  • The Black Friday and Cyber Monday gear leaves December 9th! 
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November 23, 2016

Our Thanksgiving 2016 Event is LIVE

Turkonian's Ten Million Turkey WAR!

This Wednesday, November 23rd, join us as Turkonian the Avomancer invades with a ten million turkey army to take BACK the feast! Then join us Friday as we launch our Black Friday shop!

  • Defeat Turkonian the Avomancer and his ten million turkeys!
  • Slay his creatures to get Defender and Mega Defender Medals as you fight to save Battleon
  • Rare Turkey Feather drops can be used in the War Chest Merge shop
  • Once the war meter hits 100%, you'll face... RAWRGOBBLE the Greedy!

Then, log in on Black Friday and Cyber Monday for exclusive holiday rare gear!

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November 22, 2016

Swordhaven Royalty Leaving

Unlock exclusive gear with a 12 Month Membership!

Buy a 12 month membership to unlock the Swordhaven Royalty gear and all the awesome membership perks that come with it! This package leaves game forever on January 6th, 2017!

The set comes with:

  • An armor
  • Weapon
  • Cape
  • Three helms 
  • and a character page badge to show the world YOU are a legendary hero!
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November 22, 2016

Swordhaven Royalty Leaves January 6th

Unlock exclusive gear with a 12 Month Membership!

Buy a 12 month membership to unlock the Swordhaven Royalty gear and all the awesome membership perks that come with it! This package leaves game forever on January 6th, 2017!

The set comes with:

  • An armor
  • Weapon
  • Cape
  • Three helms 
  • and a character page badge to show the world YOU are a legendary hero!
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November 22, 2016

Black Friday gear is here

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Rare Gear!

Don’t miss our 2016 Black Friday and Cyber Monday gear, featuring Dage's BlackCaster, Gravelyn’s Dark Doomfire, Nulgath’s M4tr1x Vacation House, and more! The shop opens at 12:01 AM EST on Friday, November 25th and will be available until December 9th.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday items arriving this weekend are:

  • Cyber Legion DoomKnight set
  • Gravelyn's Dark DoomFire set 
  • Dark Diamond Bling set
  • Dark Pegalion Pet and cape 
  • Dark Necromancer's  Tower HOUSE
  • Shadow Peacock pet and cape 
  • Dark OmniKnight Blade
  • Cyber Paladin Armor
  • Nulgath's M4tr1x Vacation Castle HOUSE
  • Overclocked CyberFiend Blade of Nulgath
  • Toxic Venom Blade
  • Laser Dragon Saw
  • Dark Warlic Armor
  • and the Cyber Assassin set!

Dage’s Cyber Legion DoomKnight and Crulon's Cyber Assassin gear will arrive on Monday, November 28th! The Cyber Legion DoomKnight will be available for AdventureCoins OR Legion Tokens. The Infernal Cyber DoomKnight will only be available for AdventureCoins.

All of the gear will leave December 9th (to give anyone getting the December Upgrade package during the first weekend a chance to get any last-minute items).

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November 18, 2016

Featured November Gear: Freaki Tiki Set

Celebrate Memet's Birthday with FREAKI Gear!

It might be autumn in the northern hemisphere, but that just makes us appreciate the idea of a beach party more! This weekend, find Memet’s Freaki Tiki beach gear in the November Featured Gear shop in your game menu.

The shop will include:

  • Tiki Nightmare armor set
  • Memet's Dream Surfboard
  • Memehano Bank Pet*
  • Toetally Gross Hat and Locks
  • Party Hearty Hermes Pet


And remember: if you can't stand the heat, RUN AWAY from the beach /party! 

* Only the hottest bank pets catch on fire as they run!

Yorumi's Wedding Cape: Icy Eternal Flame

Yorumi's off getting married tomorrow, so to celebrate... TONIGHT you can find the member-only Eternal Flame cape in the Featured November Gear shop! Tomorrow (the day he for real gets married to the fiery, Mysterious Fiancee) we'll release the Fiery Wedding Cake pet and helm!

These items will be in the Featured November shop until Friday, December 2nd, when ALL the Featured November gear leaves!

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November 18, 2016

This Weekend: Memet's Freaki Tiki Party

Celebrate Memet's Birthday on the Beach!

Memet (the real person, and AQWorlds' assistant game lead and lead writer) levels up in real life this Sunday! To celebrate, Memet (the nightmare moglin NPC) is throwing a HUGE bash on the beach… and it wouldn’t be a /party if things didn’t get a little (tiki) freaki!

Starting tonight, /join freakitiki to head to the Freaki Tiki Beach and celebrate with Memet! 

  • Help her honor the tiki god and secure his approval
  • Get tutti fruiti as you gather ingredients to open her new drink bar
  • Find birthday rare gear in the Featured November Gear shop in your game menu
  • Slay monsters around the map for all-new reward items

This party has a LOT of goodie bags... but you'll need to fight the monsters for them! The monsters at the Freaki Tiki Beach have a chance to drop:

  • Nightmare Hula armor set
  • Memehano's Blaze Torch polearm
  • Tiki Porch polearm
  • Tiki Statue and Tiki Sneak pets
  • Nightmare and Dreaming Tiki helms
  • Memet's Plasma Cannon*

* A gift from the incorrigably-amazing Deuce, of the EpicDuel Guest Artist team

Wish Memet a happy birthday on Twitter!

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November 17, 2016

Arcane Cryptkeeper Set Almost Gone

The November LQS Ends on 11.30.2016

This is your last chance to get an Arcane CryptKeeper package! There are only 25 left at http://lqs.aq.com and once they sell out, they are gone for good!

Other set packages (like the Champion of Light) will return at some point in the future, and will be available until their quantities run out.


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November 15, 2016

Server Rewrite Update, November 2016

We have come so far since 2015!

Hello everyone! As we are coming to the end of 2016, I wanted to go over how far we've come with the new server and what is left to do. If you are just joining us, welcome! You've come at an exciting time -- we have spent the last almost-two years completely rebuilding the game to make it better, more exciting, and give the dev team more flexibility for updates.

GOOD NEWS: the server has been completely rewritten and done for several months!

Less-good-but-still exciting news: The client is done EXCEPT for the changes we need to make based on the bugs you guys are finding.

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YAY! Server's done! So... Why Isn't it Live?!

Good question! Before we get into why the server rewrite isn't live, let's define some terms:

Game Server: This is the backbone of AQWorlds. It's like the engine of the car. It's what makes the game run, and you never see it in your normal, day-to-day use of the car (/game).

Game Client: This is every part of the car that isn't the engine - the breaks, seats, steering wheel, etc. It's what lets you interact with AQWorlds and its server.

Login Server: The servers you see when you log in are like the doors of a car. They let you get into the car, sit down, put the key in the ignition, and go. (This is not 100% correct, but for everyone without a computer science degree, this should be pretty close... given our current analogy.)

New Game Server: This is the new, rebuilt, much more flexible game game server.  

New Game Client: This is the new, rebuilt, much more flexible game client, that only works with the new game server.

Got that? Good! When we say "server rewrite" what we are actually talking about is a more complicated, two-piece rebuild. We have had to build both the game server AND the game client. Initially, we did not realize just HOW completely the game client would also need to change... but earlier this year, we realized that we needed to completely rebuild the game client in order to go forward with the new game server.

"So why couldn't we get the server rewrite first, THEN re-do the client?"

This is also a good question, and it has an easy answer! Because of how comprehensive the game server changes are, the old game client was not compatible. 

Using our car analogy, it would be like trying to combine an electric blender's motor with the body of a new car. They just wouldn't work together. 

"Ok. But this has taken a long time. Longer than you said it would!"

That's very true. In the spirit of complete disclosure, we did not think it would take nearly this long to finish. Yorumi, AQW's lead coder, has had to completely rebuild the game server and client* using a language he was still gaining experience in. This was both a HUGE undertaking and a vital learning experience, but it was something we needed to do to keep AQWorlds alive.  

Now that we've spent so much time on it, we don't want to release something underwhelming or unfinished - that wouldn't be fair to you guys, or to the amount of time and effort the devs have put into the rebuild.

* With some help from his assistant, M, in the early part of 2016

What's next, and how long will it take to finish?

We *need* your help to continue finding bugs, testing fixes, and rooting out any hidden issues. Our testers are AMAZING and INCREDIBLE people, but they are still only human (... for now?! O_O) and they need sleep, have real world responsibilities, and cannot be online and testing 24/7. That's why we need YOU, the many heroes of Lore, to log into Zorbak and Safiria testing servers and keep playing the game, finding bugs, and reporting them.

Note: Because of how incompatible the old and new game servers are, you will experience issues bouncing back and forth between them. We are aware of this, but are focusing on fixing the new game client bugs (rather than making the old and new servers compatible) so we can release everything.

2 months ago, we set ourselves a due date of "before Thanksgiving" to launch the new server and client. We are not going to make that in time, in part because of all the bugs you guys have found, but also because...

Yorumi is getting married!

Yorumi is getting married next week and we do NOT want to interrupt his special day and honeymoon afterwards. Thanks to your remarkably intense testing, in the last few weeks we've gotten more bug reports than in the first 6 months! This is AWESOME, but it does push our deadline back, so we do not have Yorumi coding at the altar.

Expect another update once he has returned, but in the meantime... keep testing! That is what will help us release as bug-free a new server and client as possible. For now, HUGE /cheers to Yorumi and Mrs. Yorumi!

(And yes, there will be at LEAST a wedding cake pet AND the eternal flame in his wedding colors)

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November 12, 2016

J6 Levels Up!

DING! You've leveled up in real life!

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!*

The gear will be available in his shop until at least this Friday, so get your engines in gear and start celebratin'! Want to wish J6 a Happy Birthday? Feel free to spam his Twitter with joy, happiness, and muffins.

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November 11, 2016

November Limited Quantity Set

Champion of Light Limited Quantity Sets on sale November 11th!

The Bright Empress Limited Quantity Set goes on sale starting Friday, November 11th at 6PM EST! Because the limited quantity AdventureCoin packages sell more slowly than others, we will keep their total quantity available for the duration of the sale.  Find it at http://lqs.aq.com/!

Rare gear. Some people love it, some people don't, but it for collectors, these items are the ones they prize the most. And our Limited Quantity Sets are one of the best ways to ensure that YOU have a truly rare item.

NEW for this Limited Quantity Set sale: Tana's Champion of Light set

  • Champion of Light armor
  • Bright and Dark wings
  • Light Champion's Wrap
  • Empowered and Shimmering Swords of Light
  • Locks and Helm of Light

Still available are:

  • Shadowscythe Flying Gryphon
  • Dread Leopard Flying Gryphon
  • Dread Leopard GryphonRider
  • Bright Flying Gryphon
  • Sheng Long Guardian
  • Dage DreadSpace
  • Bright Fortress AC House
  • Data Elemental Combo
  • Ancient CryptKeeper
  • Complete CryptKeeper

The above sets will return in future Limited Set sales until they sell out completely. Once their quantities hit 0, they will be gone... FOREVER!

What is a Limited Quantity Set?

The Limited Quantity Sets are just what they sounds like... each set has a certain quantity and once that number has sold out then that's it. The total number of sets is the same for everyone, everwhere, so if you see 300 items left on the web page, that's what we've got left in stock.

How Do Limited Quantity Sets Work?

  1. Log into a special LQS webpage on AQ.com (not into the game!) 
  2. Purchase the set using either ACs or gold
  3. Log into AQW and find your set badge in the Book of Lore (no character page badge attached.)
  4. Get all the items in the badge shop for 0 ACs (yay free storage!)
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November 11, 2016

TRIPLE server boost: ACTIVE!

Concentrating More Players onto Testing Servers

To help concentrate players onto the testing server, over the next few days, we will sporadically be turning on a TRIPLE boost to XP, Rep, Gold, and Class Points on the following servers:

  • Zorbak
  • Safiria

The boosts will be active for a couple hours at a time as we monitor the data. Log on and battle, and once you see the Server Message saying the boost is active, call all your friends and let's fill the servers as MUCH as possible!

The Nythera, Alina, and Cysero testing servers have been hidden to help concentrate player populations onto these servers.

The boost will return Sunday afternoon. Watch these Design Notes and my Twitter for boost status announcements.

Limited Time Rare Drop... only on the test servers!

If the triple boost isn't enough incentive for you to log onto the test servers... now you've got a RARE ITEM! Enter Zorbak or Safiria servers until Tuesday and battle the Lesser Groglurk in /marsh2 for a chance to get the Black Blood Blade until Tuesday!

Update: right now, there is a bug on the testing servers (thanks for finding it, guys!) with reward drops - the rewards are not dropping for everyone in a room at the same time. This bug will be fixed on Monday.

You *can* still keep farming for a chance to get the drop, but because of the bug, we will extend the leave date until Friday.

Player Feedback: FASTER servers!

InfiniteAE says: "Not gonna lie, I'm really blown away (amazed) on how FAST the test servers have gotten! Keep it up! I have lots of faith!"

Tyler: "Thank you for the triple boost! I didn't realize how fast the PTR servers are! Holy!"

vοrτεχrεαvεr: "The response time when transferring items from your inventory to your bank is incredibly fast!"

What To Do While Testing: Report Bugs

If you find any bugs while battling on the testing servers, please make sure you report them to the Bug Tracker at www.Artix.com/bugs

PS: click this for a sneak peek of some of the Black Friday gear coming later this month! (Unless you don't like spoilers. Then... carefully do NOT click!)

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November 11, 2016

This Friday: Shadowfall Under Attack

The Infernal Invasion Saga Continues as we head to Shadowfall!

Join us this weekend as the Queen’s army of invaders attacks their biggest, deadliest target yet - Shadowfall! Battle to help Empress Gravelyn and Princess Victoria complete their plans AND defend her fortress as it's overrun by a flood of infernals!

This weekend, if you're up to date on the Infernal Invasion Saga, /join shadowfallinvasion to begin OR get caught up by looking at the AdventureMap in your game menu!

Shadowfall MUST rise again if you, Gravelyn, and the Shadowscythe army are to help the rest of the world! Gravelyn's scouts tell her that the damage in Darkovia has been severe. The vampires have gone to ground across the Sea of Darkness and the Lycsn tribes have scattered across the lab. 

Battle the boss and other mobs for a chance to unlock reward gear!

Infernal Invasion Finale in December

This week's release is the next-to-last chapter of the Infernal Invasion sstoryline - the final chapter will take place next month, in Swordhaven. But do not think the story ends there! We have been using the Infernal Invasion as a bridge into the completely-rewritten Queen of Monsters main storyline. THAT will begin early next year as we travel to TWO new hub towns - Drakath's lair... and the Queen's basecamp, where here infernal army is headquartered.

Then, and ONLY then, will you be able to join Drakath's Chaos faction or decide to fight FOR the Queen of Monsters. IF you do choose to join her horde, you will be able to rank up the queen's faction and unlock all the different armors (and ranks) inside the Infernal Army. (Including Lord Balax'el's!)

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November 10, 2016

Mogloween 2016 leaves tomorrow

Last call for J6's Fears in 2016!

If you haven't battled through our 2016 Halloween holiday event release - J6's House of Horrors - yet... your time is running out! Log in before tomorrow's release (around 6 PM EST) and /join feartown to begin the event!

The following game menu shops will also leave:

  • Undead UndeadSlayer limited time shop
  • Mogloween Gear Shop 
  • Seasonal AC Shop

  • Undead UndeadSlayer armor
  • Dark Undead UndeadSlayer armor
  • Dual and Dark Chainsaw Hands
  • Silver Shotgun Cape
  • Crossed Silver Shotgun Capes
  • Sheathed Silver Shotgun Cape
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November 04, 2016

Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos

Join us this weekend for the Feast of the Dead!

The townspeople of Darkovia live in perpetual twilight surrounded by lycans, vampires, ghouls, and ghosts. They live with death and the undead on a daily basis... so it only makes sense that they would want to celebrate the memories of those they've known and loved. And when there's a celebration to be had, there's only ONE person to call to make the feast: Oishii!

But it wouldn't be an AQWorlds release if there weren't SOME need for you, our favorite heroes, to charge into battle! There's trouble afoot, and YOU are needed to help save the feast and lay the troubled spirits of Darkovia to rest!

What IS Dia de Los Muertos, you ask?

GOOD question! The internet tells me:

El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), a Mexican celebration, is a day to celebrate, remember and prepare special foods in honor of those who have departed. On this day in Mexico, the streets near the cemeteries are filled with decorations of papel picado , flowers, candy calaveras (skeletons and skulls), and parades.

It is believed that the spirit of the dead visit their families on October 31 and leave on November 2.

In order to celebrate, the families make altars and place ofrendas (offerings) of food such as pan de muertos baked in shapes of skulls and figures, candles, incense, yellow marigolds known as cempazuchitl (also spelled zempasuchil) and most importantly a photo of the departed soul is placed on the altar.

It might sound somewhat morbid, but the Mexicans react to death with mourning along with happiness and joy. They look at death with the same fear as any other culture, but there is a difference. They reflect their fear by mocking and living alongside death.

Living alongside death means that Mexicans have to learned to accept it within their lives. Death is apparent in everyday life. It is in art and even in children's toys. It is not respected as it is in other cultures. Children play "funeral" with toys that are made to represent coffins and undertakers.

Death is laughed at in its face. Many euphemisms are used for death, La calaca (the skeleton), la pelona ("baldy"), la flaca ("skinny"), and la huesada ("bony"). There are refranes, sayings, and poems that are popular with day of the dead. These sayings are cliches and lose meaning when translated. For example "La muerte es flaca y no puede conmigo" means "Death is skinny/weak and she can't carry me." Calaveras (skulls) are decorated with bright colors with the name of the departed inscribed on the head. Children carrying yellow marigolds enjoy the processions to the cemetery. At the cemetery, music is played and dances are made to honor the spirits.

Death is a celebration in Mexico. Death is among them.

(Thanks to niu.edu's informative page!)

Mogloween Leaves Next Friday!

Fight your fears this weekend as you battle your way through a haunted mansion designed to scare even the fiercest DragonSlayer. You have one goal: survive the terrors that lurk inside... J6’s House of Horrors! 

This event will only be available until next Friday, November 11th!

 

Celebrate the World Series Win with the Victory Cub!

The Chicago Cubs (my hometown team) won the World Series earlier this week after 108 YEARS! /cheer! For all you baseball fans, you can battle the Red Dragon in /lair for a chance to get the Victory Cub pet or the Victory Cap helms! 


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November 02, 2016

Become the Lord of the Bones

Unlock the full set when you upgrade in November!

Starting Friday, November 4th at 6PM EDT, unlock the Lord of Bones when you buy any membership or AdventureCoin package worth $10 USD or more*.... and get even more loot with a 12 month membership or 12000 AC package - the Warlord of Bones set!

Members of the Undead Legion will also unlock an exclusive Legion variant approved by Dage the Evil - you'll be able to buy those with Legion Tokens in a shop in the Underworld!

* This includes the $9.95 package

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November 01, 2016

Player Support Update: Email issues

Some emails from the Help Team may be delayed

Hi, all! I've got bad news and good news - the bad news is that we are experiencing issues replying to emails due to an issue with our mail server.

The good news is that Captain Rhubarb is working on it RIGHT NOW and we will re-send any affected emails tomorrow.

We apologize for the delay and any issues this may cause. 

 

UPDATE: Emails are working again! If you do not receive a response to your email within 3 business days, please send another email, as our Player Support Team may have been unable to successfully send a reply.

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November 01, 2016

NostalgiaQuest is LIVE

Achievement Tracker: 8 Years Player Reward Now Available!

For those of you who have played AdventureQuest for 8 years... your "8 Years Played" Achievement tracker reward went live yesterday - NostalgiaQuest! Unlock an exclusive map featuring the original Battleon design, classic quests with new flavor (and rewards!), the Pizza Hut House and armor, plus some of the first rewards ever introduced, but with more bonuses!

To unlock NostalgiaQuest, just:

  • Head to your Book of Lore and find the "8 Years Played" badge
  • Open the shop and buy the Golden 8th Birthday Candle
  • /join NostalgiaQuest and begin exploring!

Guide to NostalgiaQuest

MAN there is a lot to do and get here! This is zone where you can see all the original art from the early maps and NPCs, quest to buff up your classic AQW gear, and discover several secret quests and rewards! (Note: the most obvious secret is not the ONLY secret!!!)

  • 2 maps
  • ZZZ quests
  • 16 monsters
  • 12 quests
  • 3 secrets to discover
  • Over 150 items to find, forge, or enchant! 

Message from Alina

Hey guys! I'm so glad you're enjoying NostalgiaQuest -- I wanted a reward awesome enough and, for lack of a better word, nostalgic enough, for all our heroes from 2008... and this seemed the best (nay, the only!) thing to do. 

It was a long, crazy, super-full month of birthdays, anniversaries, vacations, and work on things that kept pulling me away from NostalgiaQuest, and I really appreciate everyone's patience as it was built... and as it came down to the wire to release in October. (Servers came back up at 11:57 PM EST... /cheer!) 

Though NostalgiaQuest has been a personal project built almost entirely on the weekends, I can't let it release without giving credit to the many artists, animators, writers, and designers who worked on the game and created the assets used in NostalgiaQuest. And HUGE thanks to Asuka, Zuto, and Rickyb20, who were testing the release until the very, VERY last minute. I still have some rewards to add and a few tweaks to make to the quests (refining drop rates, explaining where to go for some of the rewards*, etc)... but the deadline was made, NostalgiaQuest IS out, and for all our 2008 heroes... enjoy! 

Thank you all so much for having battled alongside us all these years. Without you guys, and the many heroes who came after you (and who will unlock NostalgiaQuest in the future), we would not be here, and could not update the game each week. 

/bows 

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