Design Notes

January 15, 2018

Find the way... to do the right thing

A $1,000 Donation to Ugandan Orphans on your behalf

On behalf of the entire AdventureQuest Worlds community, we donated 100% of the earnings from the pet released this weekend to a home for orphans in Uganda, the Nafasi Welfare Centre.

 The pet was based on the “can you show us the way?” meme that is soaring in popularity across the internet right now. When players pointed out that not everyone thought it was funny, we strongly felt this was a moment that could turn into a positive win for everyone.

Image copyright Nafasi Welfare Centre

The total value of the AC pets sold came to about $823 USD. So we rounded it up and made a donation of $1,000 on behalf of you and the AQworlds community. Thank you for helping the Nafasi Welfare Centre close in on the finish line of their goal.

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/healthcare-shelter-vulnerable-young-children-uganda/

We love all of our players, no matter who you are or where you are from. Listening to the community is one of our most powerful strengths-- and with you, we always find the way to do the right thing. Battle on!

PS: Though we said that the pets would be available until this Friday, they are being removed from the shop today. If you got one, good for you! 
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January 15, 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.

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: December 15, 2017

  1. Living Star Essence will now drop if on any quest it is required for.
  2. Cryo Mammoth Battlepet readded.
  3. Great Dragon Sword readded.
  4. Dual Balor's Cruelty exp boost fixed.
  5. Time Dragon Tail is now fully attached to body.
  6. Worshipper Face of Nulgath shading fixed.
  7. Onyx Legion Vampire shading fixed.
  8. Dark Dragon Defender female has been depixelated.
  9. Royal Wrap of the Dunes scarf rewrapped to get out of the armpit.
  10. Battleon Battlemage female hand is now CC.
  11. Cynari in Shadowfall has been convinced he doesn’t need to repeat himself (for giving quests).
  12. Orb of Knowledge has been reprogrammed to be able to spell adventures.
  13. Neko Mata monster spelling fixed.
  14. Committed Merge Shop reopened.
  15. Bloodletter of Nulgath blade tip now CC.

 

Extras! - Battleon & Town and Houses
As some of you might have noticed from the Design Notes and Memet’s tweet, Battleon and Battleontown are going to get a sprucing up soon. We know there are some map bugs happening right now, but since the maps are going to be facelifted soon, unless it prevents gameplay those will be fixed with the update, not on an individual basis.


One of the most common reports we are getting right now is players unable to go to their house, or their house is displaying the wrong name when they get there.  There are several issues with houses that are known and are on the list to fix with the rewrite and improved coding.  For now, there is one big thing players can do which may help reduce the issue. Too many requests to go to your house in too short a period of time is one of the ways a house breaks.  Probably the most common way.  So just like if you were getting disconnected because you were spamming skills, slow down and don’t spam the house button or /house. 

 

Class Updates from Arklen and team!  
Arklen and the Class Design Team will now also be giving some information*** on what they work on each week.  Arklen would also like to let you know you can give him feedback on classes on his twitter - @Arklen_AE

  • Nothing to report this week, but as always, Arklen is happy to taek your feedback on his twitter!  See link above!

***Obviously secret things like details of unreleased classes won’t appear here. 
****Classes may be subject to change, determined by player feedback. DNs will be posted in that event.

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January 12, 2018

This Weekend: 7 Deadly Dragons Finale

Enter the Dragon's Boneyard

The dragons of Gluttony, Pride, Sloth, Greed, Lust, Envy, and Wrath have been defeated. But Gorgorath, the Undead Dragon of Wrath, is not finished with us! She waits for us in her lair, deep in the heart of the Dragon Boneyard. On Friday, December 12th, battle to reach her and reclaim the Jewel of the Undying!

Collect the 7 Deadly Keys 

Deep under the town of Battleon, a Draconic Oracle breathes in the fumes of inspiration and divination. He will also direct you to find the Heptagonal Chest. He believes it holds an object that will help you towards your destiny, but cannot be sure. This Friday, the seventh Deadly Key will be available from Gorgorath. Once you have them all, speak to Galanoth to open the chest, and reveal... the Elemental DragonSlayer set and the Mysterious Mana Egg pet!

All of the items inside are 0 AC for free storage. Keep the Mysterious Mana Egg pet to unlock a new adventure later this year! (If you haven't collected all the keys yet, you've got plenty of time to start farming!)

Crulon's Birthday Rares Shop 

Everyone's favorite Prince of the Dunes, Crulon, leveled up in real life this month. Last week, we celebrated his birthday with the Djinn Realm Guardians release. THIS week, he's got a shop full of gear for you! Find the Blood Collector and Prince of the Dunes armor sets in the Featured Gear shop until February 2nd, 2018. 

Show Me Da PETS!

Earlier this week, two of our artists -- Dage and Thyton -- had WEY too much fun mashing up our iconic Twilly NPC/Moglin Healer with a current viral meme. Today, Memet turned their art into in-game pets. Until next Friday, January 19th, find the Shoyu Daway and Daway Ovda Force pets in the Featured Gear shop in your game menu!


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January 09, 2018

Nulgath's Birthday Coming Soon

Celebrate the ArchFiend's Real Life Level up on January 19th!

Nulgath's birthday in the real world is next week, on January 16th. Everyone loves a good (or evil?!) birthday party, so not only are we celebrating his's birthday with a new story, monsters, and farming rewards , but we've also got an all-new Rares Shop featuring a set straight from the Master himself!

The Shop will include:

  • MechFiend Armor Set
  • Akumi Sword + Sword Battle Pet
  • and more!

Minions of Tercessuoinotlim: Polish's Tale

Deep inside Tercessuinotlim, the realm ruled by Nulgath the ArchFiend, Master of Evil, a small, dark figure stands. His name is Polish, Enchanter of the Light, but his past… is a mystery! We know next to nothing about this strange little man (Creature? Spirit?) that offers to purify your tainted gear.

Prepare yourselves, evil heroes - we'll have new farming gear from Nulgath (that's a preeeeeetty nice spear up there) and Aranx, including new drops on existing farming pets (like Crag & Bamboozle)!

Tags: Alina,
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January 08, 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.

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: January 8, 2018

  1. Esprit d'Cour has decided to take a vacation until next TLAPD.
  2. Forsaken Sword of Thanatos no longer has a bloody point.
  3. Vaal's Doomed Skull Cape no longer stretches out on move.
  4. Renegade ShadowSlayer female eyes no longer look like a bad makeup tutorial.
  5. Vasalkar's Champion fingers are now CC to the rest of the skin.
  6. Galactic Ruins Cape is now in the proper position.
  7. Dr. Eisenbacke male has been convinced to stop flashing.
  8. Moonstone Cultist female arm now reaches all the way to the weapons.
  9. Blade Master now holds weapons where they are supposed to be held.
  10. Assassin of Resolution year tag removed and readded to New Years Shop.
  11. New Year’s ball now the correct year in the New Year’s House Shop.
  12. Various typos and a few rare tagged items removed from game now.

Extras for this week -  No such thing as a “simple” art fix!
Some of you may remember this tweet from Memet.  This is especially true of some reports we got this week so I’m going to give you some more info on why these cannot be fixed. 

The layering on the character model goes hand -> weapon -> shoulder-> rest of body.  This is what allows things to be where they are supposed to be.

We can’t move shields to the outside of the back hand at this time.  This is an engine limitation on the layering, not an art bug.

Now for the really fun part!

Non-standard shaped armours!  Isn’t that fun?  This one actually cannot be changed because it’s all one layer.  That’s the only way it will work.  As you can see in the (horrifying) picture above, the hand on the armour isn’t anywhere close to the hand on the character model.  And the hand has to stay where it is to retain the same look as the monster version.  

Non-standard shaped armours will generally have some “derp” to them that is what has to be done to make them work as an armour.  So, these are not bugs, they are Easter Eggs!


Class Updates from Arklen and team!  
Arklen and the Class Design Team will now also be giving some information*** on what they work on each week.  Arklen would also like to let you know you can give him feedback on classes on his twitter - @Arklen_AE

  • Necromancer - Item description have been updated
  • Horc Evader - Item description have been updated
  • Darkside - Item description have been updated
  • Chrono DragonKnight - ‘Spell Blade’ description have been updated once again.
  • Elemental Dracomancer - ‘Duradun's Scales’ description have been updated.
  • Love Caster - ‘Love Shield’ description have been updated
  • Great Thief - ‘Coin Flip’ description have been updated
  • Rogue (Rogue (rare), Classic Alpha Pirate, Barber, Classic Pirate, Renegade)*
    ‘Footwork’ cooldown have been increased to 32 seconds. (previously was at 25)
    ‘Footwork’ mana cost reduced to 20. (previously was at 25)
  • Leprechaun*
    ‘Ceili’ cooldown have been increased to 32 seconds. (previously was at 25)
    ‘Ceili’ mana cost reduced to 20. (previously was at 25)

*Class Team Note: The changes to Rogue/Leprechaun was to fix a bug that caused people to be disconnected when looping the skill.

***Obviously secret things like details of unreleased classes won’t appear here. 
****Classes may be subject to change, determined by player feedback. DNs will be posted in that event.

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January 08, 2018

This Weekend: 7 Deadly Dragons Finale

Enter the Dragon's Boneyard

The dragons of Gluttony, Pride, Sloth, Greed, Lust, Envy, and Wrath have been defeated. But Gorgorath, the Undead Dragon of Wrath, is not finished with us! She waits for us in her lair, deep in the heart of the Dragon Boneyard. On Friday, December 12th, battle to reach her and reclaim the Jewel of the Undying!

Crulon will also have even MORE gear coming for you this week! Find his rare birthday items in this month's Featured Gear shop in your game menu.

Collect the 7 Deadly Keys 

Deep under the town of Battleon, a Draconic Oracle breathes in the fumes of inspiration and divination. He will also direct you to find the Heptagonal Chest. He believes it holds an object that will help you towards your destiny, but cannot be sure.

This Friday, the seventh Deadly Key will be available from Gorgorath. Once you have them all, speak to Galanoth to open the chest, and reveal the rewards inside! 

Honorable Hero Prizes Coming Soon

Later this month, we will send out our 2017 Honorable Hero prizes. What's an honorable hero, you ask? Good question! They are what true in-game heroes and role models are, and we want to reward them for a year's worth of good behavior. 

This month, the 2017 Honorable Heroes will receive:

  • the exclusive Blade of Honor (this is the first-ever item reward for Honorable Heroes!)
  • Character page badge

To get the 2017 Honorable Hero badge, you need to meet the following requirements: 

  • Did not receive a 24 hour or longer in-game mute or ban in 2017
  • Logged in between January 1st, 2017 and December 31st, 2017
  • Are level 11 or higher
  • Created your account before January 1st 2018

New Upgrade Bonus Prize for 2018

Back in March of 2017, we started a new upgrade incentive to show our appreciation for all the heroes supporting AdventureQuest Worlds. Each month, we choose one account that upgraded the previous month, and work with them to design their own custom weapon. (Example: the winner in March was chosen from everyone who upgraded in February)

March: Zay_M8
April: Haan
May: DeleteQ
June: EthanObi
July: Chadough
August: Teiboku
September: Olantern
October: Less
November: ciheru
December: 
Ojin

Starting this month, we are changing things up! Each month, we will choose FIVE winners from amonth the list  of people who upgrade with a membership or AdventureCoin package in the previous month. Each winner will get 2,000 AdventureCoins.

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January 05, 2018

This Weekend: Return to the Sandsea

Crulon, Guardian of the Djinn Realm, summons you!

Long ago, the Guardians of the Djinn Realm fought - and defeated - a powerful evil. But now, the seal binding Gedoz the Malignant has been shattered, and the Realm is once more under attack. This weekend, quest to recover the Guardians’ weapons and answer Crulon’s call to battle!

Crulon is one of the guardians of the Djinn Realm. Or, at least, he WAS. Long ago, the Guardians sacrificed their weapons to defeat an ancient evil. Recently, he's received reports that the evil... has returned! Without the Guardian Weapons, it cannot be stopped.

This weekend, log in and journey to the Djinn Realm to help stop Gedoz the Malignant and unlock out of this world rewards!

Djinn Realm Guardian Armor Sets

After you complete the story, battle to create the Djinn Realm Guardian armor sets shown below! Talk to Crulon to begin his Unseen Essences farming quest. There is a 10% chance to get the merge item resources from the quest, and an additional chance to get even more from each monster you kill!

 

Tags: Alina,
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January 03, 2018

Unlock the Void Overlord Evolution set

Upgrade with a Membership or AdventureCoins for exclusive gear!

Nulgath the ArchFiend is BACK to help us start 2018 off right. Starting this Friday, Janaury 5th, at 6 PM EST, buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more to unlock the exclusive Void Overlord Evolution January upgrade bonus items! Get the Void Overlord Evolution gear and the color customizable Enchanted Void Overlord Evolution set with a 12 month membership or 12000 AC package.

12000 AC or 12 month membership packages: Enchanted Void Overlord Evolution

Get more gear and save more of your real-world gold with our largest upgrade packages! Unlock the color customizable armor set and the regular set with our 12000 AdventureCoin or 12 month membership packages:

  • 2 armors: color custom Enchanted Void Overlord Evolution and regular Void Overlord Evolution
  • 4 helms
  • 6 capes
  • 2 weapons
  • 7 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory

2000 and 5000 AC or 3 and 6 month membership package: Void Overlord Evolution

  • 1 Armor: Void Overlord Evolution
  • 2 Helms
  • 3 Capes
  • 1 weapon
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory

All packages will also come with the Void Overlord Evolution character page badge, so you can show all your friends that you are a TRUE member of the Nulgath Nation. The January bonus gear goes rare February 2nd, 2018.

Behind the Void Overlord

Nulgath the ArchFiend has worked with Artix Entertainment on and off for years. He was an integral part of creating the original designs for many of our characters and areas. He is currently focusing on a few personal projects (secret!), but came back to work with us on several sets for AQWorlds and HeroMart.

The Void Overlord Evolution is even more special because it was commissioned by one of your fellow heroes, Crab! His input and Nulgath's art have combined into an AMAZING set, and we're excited to offer it to you. (He will be getting the set for free, as our way of saying "thanks for being awesome!")

Tags: Alina,
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January 02, 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.

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: January 2, 2018

  1. A Giant’s Tale entry in Book of Lore now goes to 100%.  If you completed the story and it still says less than 100% please /join andre and do the quests which now appear on widgets in each room.
  2. Male Darkwolf Bandit arm got extended so he can reach weapons now.
  3. Female Xmas Cutie Armor elbow realigned.
  4. Dark Guard's Helmet shading issues corrected.
  5. Male Dungeon Destroyer & Dungeon Defender no longer look like the lost a fight with a guillotine.
  6. Shadow Mazumi pet position altered.
  7. Female Bright Arachnomacer shoulder fixed.
  8. Undead Horror Blade handle no longer ghosts in and out.
  9. Nocturan MoonSlicer flipped over so heros will stop cutting their faces.
  10. Burning Flame of Destruction and Bejeweled Flame of Destruction moved into correct position.
  11. Prismatic Arachnotana is now an entire sword, no more rust holes.
  12. Rune Spiral Cape moved to the left a smidge.
  13. Sword Of Dark Hope is now actually rare.
  14. Chaos Giftbox items are really Member now.
  15. Mogloween Seasonal Legion Items removed from Undead Merge Shop.
  16. Various Typos.

Extra for this week - We’re really sorry but we can’t move shields to the outside of the back hand at this time.  This is an engine limitation, not anything to do with the item art. 

 


Class Updates from Arklen and team!  
Arklen and the Class Design Team will now also be giving some information*** on what they work on each week.  Arklen would also like to let you know you can give him feedback on classes on his twitter - @Arklen_AE

  • Great Thief - ‘Shadow Amethyst’ is now at its original value of 700% DoT over 12 seconds. (was somehow at 450%)
     
  • Chrono DragonKnight - ‘Spell Blade’ description have been updated.
  • Eternal Inversionist - Rank 10 Description updated to ‘Reduce incoming spell damage by 40%’
  • Eternal Chronomancer/Immortal Chronomancer - ‘Eternal Deadlock’ & ‘The Fourth Dimension’ now applies Deadlock once again. (was broken on Galanoth server)
  • Arachnomancer/Evolved Shaman/Troll SpellSmith - Class Descriptions have been updated with proper grammar.
  • Infinity Knight - ‘Equinox’ description have been updated.
  • Glacial Berserker - ‘Ancestral Rage’ attack animation is intended to always attack in the same formation as a sword regardless of weapon.

***Obviously secret things like details of unreleased classes won’t appear here. 
****Classes may be subject to change, determined by player feedback. DNs will be posted in that event.

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January 02, 2018

Holiday AC Bonus Extended Through January 8th

Get up to 50% more FREE Adventurecoins!

We had SO many people asking us to extend the AdventureCoin bonus over the last few days. So, in the spirit of starting the new year off right... we've extended the bonus until Monday, January 8th at 6 PM EST! Buy any Adventure package and get up to 50% more FREE bonus ACs! 


The bigger the AC package you buy, the more free AdventureCoins you'll get!

12000 AC pack: 6000 extra ACs 

5000 AC pack: 2000 extra ACs

2000 AC pack: 500 extra ACs

900 AC pack: 100 extra ACs

* Note: bonus AdventureCoins are only available with AdventureCoin packages. The special bonus offer does not apply to membership packages.

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