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June 15, 2018

Sepulchure's Rise: Part 2

Battle through the Valley of DOOOOOM!

Sepulchure's Rise, the story of how a simple knight became the dread DoomKnight Sepulchre, continues this weekend! Quest as the heroic knight Sir Valen to defeat the Champion of Darkness. 

Quest as the heroic knight Sir Valen to defeat the Champion of Darkness. Wait a minute! That scroll from Part 1 said we already did. If you are asking yourself this then

1.) Give yourself 100pts for paying good attention. Good job!

2.) Put on your anti-spoiler hats and get ready for a plot roller coast.

Last week in part 1... which was not actually part 1. We were not ready with part 1 yet, so you sorta had a prologue, prequel, part 0 where you played as Lynaria or Alden. The adventure really starts this week.

Remember that scroll you unlocked after playing through the story? The one that says Alden and Valen defeated Dethrix-- the Champion of Darkness? He was defeated, but not dead. Well, he might be undead, but the important part here is that he is not UNDEAD-DEAD.  Which is really dead. Even for the dead. Extra dead.

As tonight's release goes live our trio of heroes will be on their way to restore the glory of Swordhaven... but that Swordhaven Oracle is really going to metaphorically poo in Valen's cereal.

#PROTIP The secret is making sure the Champion of Darkness never finds that BLOOD RED armor with the spikes on it. Ready to start the chain of events that breaks a heroic knight?

"What makes a good man go bad.... or in Valens case... worse."

Featured Gear: Swordhaven Knight + Tower Guardian House

This weekend, gear up and show your allegiance to Swordhaven. Find Bright Dragon Knight set in the Featured Gear shop for AdventureCoins, and find the rest of the sets from the release merge shop, quests, and monsters.

There are 5 factions of Knights in the AdventureQuest World's Kingdom of Swordhaven...

  • Frogzard Knights
  • Bright Dragon Knights
  • Knights of Light (Not the Night Lights)
  • Legendary Knights
  • Chicken Cow Knights

Find the Guardian Tower house for 2,000 AdventureCoins from Penny, the Centaur 21 house vendor in the /buyhouse map.

Tags: Alina,
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June 11, 2018

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.

Please do not send non-release bugs on Twitter.  They will get lost.  Make sure you send bug report forms!

Check back weekly to see if the bug you reported has been addressed.  Please remember that not all bugs are "easy fixes" so some reported and confirmed bugs from each week may not be on the fixed list as they will require more time or a different person to fix them.

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:

  1. Ragnar has been informed of the need to update his information now.  (Upgrade Bonus button goes to correct DNs now)
  2. So has Drew Dreschel. (FB button works again)
  3. Dage Birthday items (seasonal) removed from permanent shops for now.
  4. Typos!  Typos!  More typos!  And a couple more typos too.

Art Fixes:

  1. Sanctified Wings OnMove has been updated to be more wing-like.

Not Fixed & Why:

  1. Cyclops Warlord in /mobius was pulled for two reason.  It is not used in any storyline quest originating in this map.  Because the map is low level, and this is a boss room, it was killing players who only have AoE classes. He is where he belongs, in /faerie.
  2. Pets with CC parts break. There isn’t a way we can fix them reverting to their base colours when you change rooms at this time.   
  3. On a related note to that many pets do have animations, but are not actual battle pets.  Battle pets are clearly marked as battle pets in the item description.  You may also refer to the full list of battle pets located on the AQW Wiki. BATTLE PETS LIST.
  4. DoomLord’s Rune is where it was intended to be at.  See THIS POST.
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June 08, 2018

New Good and Evil Gear from Quibble

Prepare for DOOOOOOOM with Quibble's Rare Gear!

Quibble is in Battleon this weekend, bringing you new Good and Evil gear as we begin this Summer's main event:  Sepulchure's Saga: The Rise of Darkness! He's selling most of his gear for AdventureCoins, but has a few things for everyone... if you can meet his price! 

What Will Quibble Coinbiter Bring?

If you've seen Quibble appear before, you know that his arrival heralds the beginning of the next main storyline... so THIS time around, he's bringing gear crafted in honor of the saga's two main elements: light and darkness. 

This weekend, find the following gear in Quibble's shop:

  • the Guardian of Darkness armor set
  • the Guardian of Light armor set
  • the ShadowScythe Quibble Bank Pet

He never stays in one place long and we have no idea when (or if) he will be back. Remember, he is not selling rares, he is selling items you are not even supposed to have! 

What is a Quibble Coinbiter?

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

Quibble Coinbiter sales moglin

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

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

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

*** O_O

Tags: Alina,
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June 07, 2018

This weekend: Sepulchure's Rise, Part 1

The Summer of Sepulchure starts this Weekend!

This weekend, log in and battle as Sir Alden or Healer Lynaria as you quest to take over Scarsgarde Keep, the closest fortress to Dreadhaven, home of the Monster King Dethrix! 

In Sepulchure's Saga, you'll play as Valen. THIS week, you get to chose to play as either Lynaria or Alden, and learn more about how they think and feel as you fight to secure a location from which to launch your attack on the Monster King Dethrix.

Good Guy Knight

After you finish playing through the story in /scarsgarde, head back into the Keep battle the Captain for a chance to get the pieces of his armor set!

BONUS SCROLL: After you defeat the Captain, /join Crownsreach and make your way to the throne room. You'll unlock a scroll from Drakath, written shortly after he saw the battle between his father and Sir Adlen. Discover the story from his point of view!

The Sepulchure's Rise Saga Starts Now!

This weekend, log in and battle as Sir Alden or Healer Lynaria as you quest to take over Scarsgarde Keep, the closest fortress to Dreadhaven, home of the Monster King Dethrix! 

  • Part 1: Scarsgarde Keep Invasion Before the TRUE attack
  • Part 2: The Valley of Doom Hunt for the Champion of Darlkness
  • Part 3: Attack on EbonSlate Fortress Will you choose loyalty or love? 
  • Part 4: Valen vs the Monster King A new beginning waits...
  • Part 5: The Shadows Fall Without Darkness, there is no light.

Originally, we were going to begin the Sepulchure's Rise saga with Part 2, in the Valley of Doom. But late last week, we saw how much time and care J6 and Ghost were putting into the zone and cutscenes, and we did not want to rush them. The decision was easy - push the initial launch date back a week and release a "pre-logue" to the "prologue."

Next week, prepare for DOOOOOOOOM!

Tags: Alina, Sepulchure,
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June 04, 2018

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.

Please do not send non-release bugs on Twitter.  They will get lost.  Make sure you send bug report forms!

Check back weekly to see if the bug you reported has been addressed.  Please remember that not all bugs are "easy fixes" so some reported and confirmed bugs from each week may not be on the fixed list as they will require more time or a different person to fix them.

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:

  1. Akriloth in /aqlesson now has a portrait. (He didn’t previously because Akky was supposed to be the biggest, meanest dragon who ever lived, so you weren’t supposed to know his actual size.)
  2. Fall Dryad Pet has been moved back off you a bit.
  3. Crusader Cloak has been reduced to 1 layer when moving.
  4. Dreadnought's Bank Vault hitbox has been made the size of the item.  Now you actually click on it no matter where you click on it.  (yes that does make sense!)
  5. How you obtain the Loremaster houses (other than the tent) had to be revamped.  The “upgraded” ones are now on quests.
  6. Book of Lore story entry for Poison Mistess now takes you to the proper map.
  7. Various typos.  Always more typos!  
  8. Zuthier has been convinced that you can do both sides of the storyline again, and is no longer holding the Solaris shop hostage.  Her back button works now as well.

***Special note for Mobius - Once you have completed the storyline and ended the chaorruption, the map will revert to normal for you, no more purple rooms. 

***Special Note for Battleontown - Warlic's Cutscene #3 has been fixed, but will go in later when Daimyo's birthday is removed. 

Art Fixes:

  1. Lunar BlazeBinder Hair has been brushed to be sleeker.

Not Fixed & Why:

  1. Drakonnan Armor skin (arms and legs) not being CC is because that is not skin.  It’s yellow tights under the armour.  (Think Superman outfit but in yellow)
  2. Fishing mini-game is not affected by boosts because this one is coded differently to be able to give the fun game ranks as well as the actual rank.
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June 01, 2018

Happy Birthday, Daimyo

Log in to Battleon to get your own Daimyo Pet

Each year on June 1st, Artix adds Daimyo into Battleon for his birthday, so heroes can buy him as a pet. The real-life pet Daimyo was the inspiration for Daimyo, the Undead Slaying Pomeranian, who appears in many of our video games. This year, when we woke, we found a special surprise in the Battleon Town Fountain. Until Monday, Members can head there to get their own battle companion.

Daimyo: Immortal Battle Companion

Adding in Daimyo for his birthday is a tradition that started in the original AdventureQuest. For 15 years, the real-life Daimyo battled alongside Artix, often coming to the Lab to help defend from potential undead army attacks... or student tour groups... or the lunch cart... or HeroMart package delivery men... 

 

On Monday, the fountain will change back to the Daimyo Statue -- where he will live on forever, as an iconic symbol of hope, loyalty, and cuteness. On Monday, a new Daimyo pet will also be permanently added in Artix's Necropolis merge shop - the ShadowScythe Armored Daimyo battle pet.

The Legend of Daimyo

Once upon a time there was a feudal lord from a great Eastern Kingdom. He battled an evil Witch, who cursed him into the form of an adorable puppy. While undertaking the perilous quest to return to normal, he befriended and became the faithful companion of the Paladin, Artix. No one knows Daimyo's secret or what quest is required to return to normal. Mostly because every time he tries to speak it comes out as cheerfully high pitched, "Arf!"

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June 01, 2018

1st Lord of Chaos Saga Revitalization

Return to Chiral Valley This Weekend

A Hero never stops training, and we never stop working to improve what we’ve built. Log in this weekend to see the first round of new improvements designed to help new heroes get the most out of the Oaklore tutorial zone. New and experienced adventurers can battle hordes of skeletons as we bring back the original Undead War!

Chiral Valley: New Gear, New Polish

Chaos still seethes in Chiral Valley, and it is up to you to clear it out! This week, the dev team went back to the areas in Chiral Valley to improve the balance and flow of the 1st Lord of Chaos main story saga and side content.

The polish changes are focused in:

  • Mobius
  • Faerie
  • Cornelis
  • Relativity
  • Hydra
  • Escherion

Many of the NPCs have had their dialogues updated to help new heroes navigate the storyline more easily. Select monsters and quests have also been rebalanced and adjusted. 

Experienced heroes (levels 30+) can talk to DewDrop Fairy in /mobius for new high-level farming battles. The higher the level of Hydra you battle, the more HydraSlayer merge shop tokens you'll earn! Farm the tokens to create the pieces of the Chaos HydraSlayer set!

Tags: Alina,
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June 01, 2018

Unlock the ShadowScythe DoomLord Set

Upgrade with Select Membership or AdventureCoin Packages!

Evil never looked so Good! Starting this Friday, June 1st, at 6 PM EST, unlock the ShadowScythe DoomLord + ShadowScythe Warrior armor sets when you buy a 12 month membership or 12,000 AdventureCoin package. Plus, get up to 50% more bonus AdventureCoins with select AC packages until June 29th, 2018! 

12000 ACs or 12 month membership: ShadowScythe DoomLord Tier (All 13 items!)

Get more gear and save more of your real-world gold with our largest upgrade packages! 

  • 2 Armors: ShadowScythe DoomLord and ShadowScythe Warrior
  • 2 helms, 4 capes, 2 scythes, 2 pets
  • Mini DoomLord pet
  • 7 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory
  • Character page badge

Unlock the ShadowScythe Warrior armor set when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more

2000 AC, 5000 AC, 3 and 6 month memberships: ShadowScythe Warrior 

  • ShadowScythe Warrior Armor
  • 1 helms, 1 cape, 1 weapon, 1 pet
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory
  • Character page badge

The ShadowScythe DoomLord bonus gear goes rare June 29th, 2018!

Upgrade Bonus Prizes

We always like to give you more than you expect! Each month, when you purchase any upgrade package (either AdventureCoins or membership) 5 heroes will have a chance to win one of the bonus prizes listed below!

  1. Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness ticket
  2. 5 More bank, inventory, and house spaces (over the cap, if they are already maxed out)
  3. A 20% boost to one weapon of their choice (that they already own)
  4. 2000 AdventureCoins
  5. 1 month membership

Read this Design Notes post for more details!

Tags: Alina,
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June 01, 2018

Summer AdventureCoin Bonus Sale

Get up to 50% more AdventureCoins for Free!

It's Summer... but despite the sun, AdventureQuest Worlds is eclipsing the sky with our darkest sale ever. For a limited time only, get up to 50% more Adventure Coins and unlock the ShadowScythe DoomLord item set with select packages. 

Starting Friday, June 1st, at 12:01 AM EST the Summer Madness AC Sale is ON! Get more AdventureCoins with each AC package, and the larger the AC package you buy, the more bonus ACs you'll have to spend as we begin our Summer of Evil storyline - Sepulchure: Rise of Darkness!!

  • 12,000 AC 18,000 ACs (best offer - 50% more!)
  • 5,000 AC 7,000 ACs 
  • 2,000 AC 2,500 ACs 
  • 900 AC 1,000 ACs 

Note: this offer does not apply to AdventureCoin purchases bought on Amazon.com, or the bonus ACs that come with membership packages. 

* On June 29th, the bonus amount will drop, so if you're looking to buy AdventureCoins, this is the time to do it!

Tags: Alina,
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