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Dimension Maker

November 25, 2014

AQW3D Tech Demo is LIVE

Legends can log in and chat in 3D NOW!

SURPRISE! The Pre-Thanksgiving tech demo of AQW3D is LIVE at http://www.aq.com/TechDemo for Legends RIGHT NOW! This is a VERY EARLY preview of our first-ever 3D game, and you should check out Cysero's explanation of just what you're looking at in this video!

Three. Dimensions. Of. AQWorlds!

Important Details for our Tech Demo!

Read on, and remember:

  • You must have an active membership to participate in the Tech Demo
  • In this first preview, you can log in, chat, run around, and dance
  • We will leave the demo up for a while unless it breaks horribly* 
  • If you have bugs, please report them on Twitter

* And it might, but that just means you get to experience life as a game tester!)

Come hang out with us!

Notes:

If you are using Chrome, you need to unblock the Unity3D plugin for it to work.


Tags: Alina

 

Time Maker

November 21, 2014

2015 Dragons Calendar

Unlocks Chrono DragonKnight Class at Heromart!

A brand-new year approaches, and that means a brand-new Calendar has arrived at HeroMart. Last year we created a “poster calendar hybrid” featuring a battle scene of Artix vs the Undead, but this year we’ve returned to the classic “flip calendar” model to showcase even more breathtaking art. In addition to providing A LOT more writing room for each day of the month, every page depicts a different Dragon type, ranging from Slime Dragons to Faerie Dragons to even the 3-Headed Trigoras Dragon.

2015 Dragon CalendarOrder your Calendar now at www.HeroMart.com!

Includes exclusive Chrono DragonKnight Class:

  • Chrono DragonKnight Class
  • Chrono DragonKnight Armor Set
  • Chrono DragonKnight battlepet (Legend-only)
  • Character Page and Book of Lore badges

  • Tags: Alina

     

    November 21, 2014

    Dragon's Dawn is Live

    Let the Hunt for the First Chosen One Begin!

    It has been foretold: 12 VERY SPECIAL eggs are about to hatch, and one day, the descendants of those dragons will be the most powerful of their kind... but many dangers may befall young creatures in the world of Lore. To the west of the Dragon's Lair lies a cave... and deep inside it lies the hoard of Ektorax the Slime Dragon! 

    The hunt begins tonight!

    We do not know if he is friend or foe, but DragonMaster StoneScythe is sure of ONE thing - no one can tame and raise this dragon better than Lore's most-skilled Hero: YOU! This weekend, battle through /ectocave to find the first egg; save it now so that one day its hatchling and his children may work to create a new realm! 

    Dragon's Hoard of Rewards!

    When you're a DragonMaster, you need to look AND battle the part! That's why once you defeat Ektorax, you can begin a farming for the resources to create the full DragonMaster set... along with all the gear in the merge shop! 

    In the Merge Shop, you'll find: 

    • Slimed Dragon Rogue Armor set
    • Ektorax Pet 
    • Slimed DragonMaster Scythe 
    • Slime Gear (cape, sword, slime helms) 

    You got SLIMED! (Said no hero ever)

    Ektorax drops:

    • Dragon Rogue Armor set 
    • Ichorus Egg (required to merge for the Ektorax Pet)
    • Ichorus Egg Nest house item
    • Ektorakx Slime Pet

    Back to the Dragon's Lair

    The Dragon's Dawn: Hunt for the Chosen Ones release takes us back to one of AQWorlds' most well-known and popular maps: the dragon-themed dungeon crawl in /lair... and our release aims to capture that dragonbattle-ready spirit once more! 

    You can use this area as a farming zone or, if you're more interested in the story, you can accept DragonMaster StoneScythes quests to hunt for the Egg of Ichorus.

    Talk to DragonMaster StoneScythe in /ectocave

    Many of you who've played our single-player RPG, DragonFable, know about DragonLords - heroes who have a deep, psychic bond with their dragon companion thanks to the Dragon Amulet. DragonMasters are KIND OF like that, but without the psychic bond (or amulet). Many of them revere or respect dragonkind. They are not a group just out to abuse and exploit them. (*Cough* DragonMaster FROSTSCYTHE) 


    Tags: Alina

     

    Hedgie Maker

    November 20, 2014

    Happy Birthday, Memet!

    AQW's Nightmare Moglin Levels Up in Real Life!

    In Lore, you don't GET presents for your birthday, you GIVE them! And that's why you should head to Battleon now: Memet, AQW's assistant game lead, has created a TON of heartbreakingly-cute hedgehog-themed gear for you to hunt for! 

    Hologram Memet's Birthday Hunt Clues!

    Because Memet is on vacation, she can't be in Battleon with you, but DID send a hologram to offer you the clues you'll need to find these ridiculously-adorable gear. OR you can just read the clues here!

    I am a moglin nightmarish, as dark as dark can be. But I love a little hedgehog - my Hermes is sweet as can be. If you want I will dream up a Hermes just waiting to travel with you. But you'll have to fight to find him... and I've got some clues, I do!

    • The biggest, furriest beasts are no match for wee little, spiky Hermes. 
    • Neither tusks nor teeth nor fangs nor fur can keep him from you!
    • No wings, though. Hermeses don't fly, and neither do the creatures who have them.

    Happy Birthday, Memet! 

    Memet started working for Artix Entertainment in the Player Support department... until we saw how amazing she was as an artist and kidnapped her! Memet battles day in and night out creating amazing art for AQWorlds. She also works with Reens as the assistant game lead, helping with writing, making art, and mentoring AQWorlds' volunteer artists.

    Wish her a Happy Birthday on Twitter, then head to Battleon to get her hint and start hunting!

    • Hedgie Waif-er Hat
    • Hedgie Waif-ette Hat
    • Memet Hearts Hermes Pet
    • Hermes Hoglets Pet
    • Memet Mount Cape
    • Heart For Hermes Helm 
    • Triple Heart Hermes Helm 

    Tomorrow the Memet + Hermes Bank Pet will release, too!


    Tags: Alina

     

    Snow Maker

    November 20, 2014

    Snow Buffalo Rare Hunt

    Rare Snow Buffalo Pet Now Available for ALL!

    There's no day like a snow day for rare item hunts! Thanks to the massive arctic blast hitting the Eastern US coast right now, we've got a LOT of heroes holed up at home, bored and trying to stay warm, so we've added the Snow Buffalo pet, helm, and cape for ALL players to Aisha's Drake in the Northlands map! Log in now for a chance to get these rare items!  

    Take the Ice Drake DOWN!

    For the next week (or until the snow storm subsides, whichever comes last), you can battle Aisha's Drake in the Northlands for a chance to get the following 0AC gear:

    • Snow Buffalo Pet 
    • Snow Buffalo Tail
    • Snow Buffalo Hood


    Tags: Alina Snow Buffalo Snow Day Rare Hunt Stay Warm

     

    Countdown Maker

    November 24, 2014

    Countdown to Black Friday

    Our Thanksgiving Week Item Hunt STARTS NOW!

    Log in every day for a chance to get all-new gear in our Countdown to Black Friday rare bonus weapon hunt! And later today, if you don't have time to farm for the gear, you can talk to Zorbak in Battleon to get regular versions of the items!


    These 0 AC, 1% drop items* will be available in-game as drops and from Zorbak's shop until the Black Friday shop leaves in early December!

    Countdown to Black Friday schedule:

    * Except for the ShadowBlast Flames, which are a 20% drop.


    Tags: Alina

     

    Raffle Maker

    November 24, 2014

    Fallen Fire Raffle Shop

    Unlock the Set AND a chance to win Exclusive Gear!

    Starting later today, buy a FallenFire Ticket for 500 AdventureCoins to unlock a shop with the 0 AC FallenFire armor set AND get a chance to win 1 of 350 exclusive prizes from Dage the Evil!

    The raffle winners drawing will be held on Monday, December 1st, 2014, and prizes will be awarded later that week!

    • 50 heroes
      will 
      win an exclusive sword by Dage the Evil and 10 million gold each
    • 100 heroes
      will
       
      win a dual-wield version of the sword and 5 million gold each
    • 200 heroes will win an exclusive cape of the sword and 1 million gold each 


    Tags: Alina

     

    Dawn Maker

    November 17, 2014

    Dragon's Dawn is Almost Here

    The Hunt for the Chosen Ones begins this Friday!

    It has been foretold: 12 VERY SPECIAL eggs are about to hatch, and one day, the descendants of those dragons will be the most powerful of their kind... but many dangers may befall young creatures in the world of Lore. To the west of the Dragon's Lair lies a cave... and deep inside it lies the hoard of Ektorax the Slime Dragon! 

    We do not know if he is friend or foe, but DragonMaster StoneScythe is sure of ONE thing - no one can tame and raise this dragon better than Lore's most-skilled Hero: YOU! This weekend, battle through /ectocave to find the first egg; save it now so that one day its hatchling and his children may work to create a new realm! 

    Back to the Dragon's Lair

    The Dragon's Dawn: Hunt for the Chosen Ones release takes us back to one of AQWorlds' most well-known and popular maps: the dragon-themed dungeon crawl in /lair... and our release aims to capture that dragonbattle-ready spirit once more! 

    You can use this area as a farming zone or, if you're more interested in the story, you can accept DragonMaster StoneScythes quests to hunt for the Egg of Ichorus.

    Once you reach the heart of the Ectocave, you'll find:

    • DragonMaster gear
    • Draconians
    • Dracolichs
    • SLIME
    • Merge shops FULL of gear to quest for
    • Dragon and Egg pets
    • and more!


    Tags: Alina Dragons Dawn

     

    Dragon Maker

    November 21, 2014

    Limited Quantity Package Sets

    Our Dragon Limited Quantity Gear is Almost Here!

    Starting today at 9:30 AM server time, head to our Limited Quantity Package page to grab one of these draconically-awesome sets! Each package also comes with a unique badge in your Book of Lore! 

    Sheng Long Guardian

    Price: 1000 ACs 
    Total Quantity: 5000 (Initial stock: 2000, 600 per restock)

    • Sheng Long Guardian
    • Sheng Long's Fang
    • Sheng Long Slasher
    • Sheng Long Mask 
    • Sheng Long Helm
    • Sheng Long Backblades

    Sheng Chi Guardian

    Price: 75,000 gold 
    Total Quantity: 7,500 (Initial stock: 4000, 700 per restock)
    Available for gold to anyone who has ever purchased a membership (even if your upgrade has expired)!

    • Sheng Chi Guardian
    • Sheng Chi's Fang
    • Sheng Chi Slasher
    • Sheng Chi Mask 
    • Sheng Chi Horns 
    • Sheng Chi Backblades

    Dage's Underworld House

    Price: 1500 ACs 
    Total Quantity: 3000 (Initial stock: 1000, 400 per restock)

    See all four rooms here.

    • Dage's Underworld House
    • Dage NPC which teleports you straight to the SoulForge 
    • Dage's Infernal Desolation Blade wall item

    Dragon's Lair House

    Price: 100,000 gold
    Total Quantity: 7,500 (Initial stock: 4000, 700 per restock)
    Available for gold to anyone who has ever purchased a membership (even if your upgrade has expired)! 

    See all five rooms here.

    • Dragon's Lair House
    • Galanoth NPC which teleports you straight to the Red Dragon's Lair
    • Dragon Blade Plaque wall item

    Draconis Pets

    Price: 50,000 gold
    Total Quantity: 30,000 (Initial stock: 15000, 3,000 per restock)

    • Solaria Raptor
    • Shadow Draconis 

    * Available for ALL players!

    What are Limited Quantity Packages?

    A Limited Quantity Package* is a group of items sold together which has a set quantity. Once the gear has sold out, that's it. The total number of packages is the same for everyone, everwhere, so if you see 300 packages left on the web page counter, that's what we've got left in stock. These items are non-refundable, so once you click the "confirm purchase" button, that set is yours to keep!

    How Do They Work?

    Excellent question! Starting this Friday, November 21st, at 9L30 AM server time, the intial stock of our Limited Quantity Packages will be released. Once they are, you'll need to:

    1. Head to the Limited Quantity Package page** 
    2. Select the package you want to buy
    3. Confirm your purchase
    4. Log into your AQWorlds account
    5. Open your Book of Lore and go to the Other Achievements tab
    6. Find the Package Badge and open the shop to get your gear!

    Limited Quantity Package Restock Schedule

    Package quantities restock throughout the weekend to give everyone a chance to get the gear they want, no matter what timezone or country they live in. Restock times for the Dragon LQP are:

    1. 9:30 AM Friday (initial stock)
    2. 7:30 PM Friday
    3. 5:30 AM Saturday
    4. 3:30 PM Saturday
    5. 1:30 AM Sunday
    6. 11:30 AM Sunday

    ** Link coming soon!

    PS: the housing inventory spaces have been increased to 40!


    Tags: Alina

     

    Game Maker

    November 14, 2014

    AQW's Hunger Games Tribute

    Presenting the Extinction Games: Hero Under Fire!

    This Friday, Harvest Fest meets Hunger Games! The AI-controlled HAMM processed Meat Factory has become sentient and has begun to play a deadly game… and its victory means total human annihilation!

    Will YOU become the MockingSlayer?

    If you don’t want to feed this machine’s desire for destruction, you’ll have to rescue the factory workers trapped inside before they are purified, processed, and pureed, then flip the kill switch on this ravenous AI. Keep your wits and blades sharp because in Lore... you ARE what you EAT!


    Hero Under Fire: The Tribute is YOU!

    Rules of the Extinction Games

    • /join Extinction to help Katnip battle through the Extinction Games Challenge set by Overseer SN.O.W.
    • The clock is ticking! If you don't get to the control room and shut him down... it'll be GAME OVER!
    • IF you defeat SN.O.W. you'll unlock two farming boss fights (one level 65!) to farm for merge shop resources!

    The game is on! Will YOU survive?

    Talk to Katnip in /extinction to check out the Rares shop full of fiery, animated gear,* then make sure to stop by Battleon and talk to Draigar to see his Draconic DoomKnight AC package sets!

    PS: Turn your Music ON! Ghost made an INCREDIBLE soundtrack for this week's release! I've had it on loop all day.

    * Non-animated versions will be in the merge shop. Animated flame versions will go rare.


    Tags: Alina

     

    Cheer Maker

    November 12, 2014

    Happy Birthday, J6!

    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!*

    As he prepares to ride off to his birthday celebration, he's stopped by Battleon! You can pick up one of his birthday bikes, too!

    • J6 Bike in the Rares Shop
    • Floating J6 Helmet Pet in the Rares Shop
    • J5 Bike in the Merge Shop (Requires Chocolate Doubloon and 1 million gold)

    The shop will be available until at least next 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.


    Tags: Alina

     

    Dragon Egg Maker

    November 11, 2014

    November is Dragon Month

    All Dragons, All Month Long in AQWorlds!

    Dragons are some of the most powerful, majestic, and magical creatures on Lore... and hands-down one of the most popular monsters in-game to battle for or against. We LOVE featuring them in releases because if any of Lore's denizens deserves an entire month devoted to celebrating them, it's dragons!

    Ektorax the Ancient waits for you next Friday!

    That's why we've got a dragon's lair-sized batch of content coming your way showcasing your favorite beasts to slay (or save, for you dracomancers)! Check out the dragontastic lineup of gear coming your way:

    Draconic DoomKnight AC Package

    Starting this Friday, November 14, at 12:01 AM, buy any AC package of $10 USD or more (that's the 2000, 5000, or 12,000 AC packages) to unlock the Draconic DoomKnight gear! Get ALL the details in this Design Notes post!

    • Get the 4 armor set item with the 2000 AC package
    • Get 6 items with the 5000 AC package*
    • Get all 11 items with the 12000 AC package*

    * Also unlocks the Dark DragonMaster set!

    Dragon's Dawn and Limited Quantity Sets

    NEXT Friday, November 21, 2014, we will release the Dragon's Dawn: Hunt for the Ancients dungeon crawl and world hunt release to celebrate the imminent release of our newest mobile game: AQ:Dragons!

    After you're doing battling to secure the future of the Great Dragons' bloodlines, check out the gear in our Dragon's Dawn Limited Quantity Shop!

    The first LQS gear preview comes from from AQWorlds' artist Memet,** and showcases the Sheng Chi Guardian! When she jumps into battle in online MMOs, she rolls with a horde of Trollish monks. After all the dark dragon gear we've been releasing recently, she was inspired to create gear that would speak to the monks and mages among you as we prepare for all the battles and wars set to erupt over the next few weeks.

    Also featured in next week's Limited Quantity Sets:

    • the Dragon's Altar House
    • Dage's Underworld Skull House
    • the ShadowWyrm and BrightWyrm pets

    ** She is now officially AQWorlds' DragonLady, having almost-singlehandedly created the majority of November's Dragon-themed gear these last few weeks!

    2015 Calendar: Chrono DragonKnight Class

    The 2015 Calendar should arrive this week or next, and will start shipping soon! Keep an eye on the Design Notes for the Chrono DragonKnight Class Skills breakdown, and keep checking HeroMart for news on the exact release date!

    The 2015 Calendar is FULL of some of the most amazing art we've ever made (seriously, the work Dage, Oishii, Thyton, and the other team members have done is incredible), and I am so glad we have 12 months of it to look forward to! 


    Tags: Alina

     

    Harvest Maker

    November 10, 2014

    Hunger Games and Harvest Fest

    Friday: Battle to Survive... the Extinction Games!

    No one ever stops to think about where their food comes from, you know? But this weekend, when machines develop a taste for heroism, you're going to need to keep your wits AND your blade sharp, because you and all the factory workers are on the menu! 


    MockingSlayer: Hero Under Fire

    After one of Lore's most state-of-the-art meat-processing factories receives the deadliest operating system upgrade, it begins a deadly game... and its victory means TOTAL HUMAN ANNIHILATION!

    Overseer SN.O.W. wants to see you FAIL!

    If you don’t want to feed this machine’s desire for destruction, you’ll have to battle alongside Katnip through the Packaging district to rescue the factory workers trapped inside before they are purified, processed, and pureed! 

    Hunger Games Meets Harvest Fest
    Pink Slime is made of PEOPLE! PEEEEEEEEEEOPPPPLLLLLE!

    If you want to hit the #1 spot on the Hero Leaderboard, you've got to save Meeta, Kale, and Katnip from becoming the main course!


    Tags: Alina

     

    Dragon Maker

    November 14, 2014

    Draconic DoomKnight is Here

    Purchase any AC package over $10 USD to Unlock!

    Embrace the power of Darkness and you, too, may control the greatest Darkness Dragons Lore has ever seen! You can now unlock the Dragonic DoomKnight armor set when you buy any AC package over $10 USD

    Dragons + Darkness = Power

    How to Unlock Draconic DoomKnight

    Once you've purchased your AdventureCoin package, the next step is to get your gauntlets on the gear!

    1. Purchase a 2000, 5000, or 12000 AdventureCoin pacakge in-game, through the portal, or on our website
    2. Log into your AQWorlds account and head to your Book of Lore
    3. Look under the "Other Achievements" tab to find the Draconic DoomKnight badge
    4. Click the badge to open your shop and get access to ALL the 0 AC gear (/cheer for free storage)

    Draconic DoomKnight Gear Details

    Made by Memet and Zoshi, the set includes the Draconic DoomKnight armor, helm, cape, and weapon, and are all included with a 2000 AC package. Buy either a 5000 or 12000 AC package to unlock the armor and bonus gear!

    2000 ACs

    • Draconic DoomKnight Armor
    • DoomDragon's Helm
    • Draconic DoomKnight Wings
    • Dragon's DoomKnight Blade
    • Character page badge

    5000 ACs

    • All four Draconic DoomKnight items plus
    • Dark Dragon's Winged Cape and
    • Dark Draconic Daggers
    • Character page badge

    12000 ACs (unlocks ALL the gear!)

    • All four Draconic DoomKnight items plus
    • Dragon's DoomKnight BackBlades cape and
    • Dark Draconic Daggers and Polearm
    • Doom Dragon pet
    • Character page badge


    Tags: Alina

     

    Feast Maker

    November 07, 2014

    Feast on the Dark Harvest

    Prepare for Terror, Turdrakens, and Triumph!

    Log in this weekend and bare your blades as Lore’s most deliciously-deadly festival begins! Destruction is on the menu when you /join harvest, and if you want to survive the feast, you’ll need to carve your way out of danger!

    Are you ready for terror, turdrackens, and TRIUMPH?!

    In this Friday's release, you will find all the previous year's Harvest maps and adventures. Talk to Samba in the /Feast map to get your Dark Harvest adventures underway!

    • 10 zones to battle through
    • 6 shops overflowing with Harvest-themed gear
    • Dozens of monsters ready to carve YOU up
    • And over 125 items to find, collect, or claim

    Break a wishbone!

    You once again have the chance to get the seasonal Kung Food Fighter Achievement Badge by pelting your fellow players with food and Members can unlock the Turdraken Member Only Area with its own special unlockable shop and Seasonal house!

    Get all 15 items with a 12 month membership!

    Unlock all 15 items in the BrightFall Commander set by purchasing a 12 month membership on our upgrades page, in-game, or on the Portal Site and outshine your opponents while you protect Empress Gravelyn's Mirror Realm home!


    Will you vow to guard Empress Gravelyn's home?

    The concept for the BrightFall Commander set comes from long-time player and artist, Reki! He's been showing us his AQW designs on Twitter for a very long time, and when Dage and I sat down to talk about ideas for a Good-themed armor, he immediately brought up Reki's design. 

    The BrightFall Commander set includes:

    • 1 Armor
    • 8 Helms
    • 2 Weapons
    • 4 Capes (including one color-customizable set of wings)
    • a Character Page badge
    • ALL the Legend Perks that a membership unlocks!


    Tags: Alina

     

    Post Maker

    November 06, 2014

    Unlock BrightFall Commander

    Get all 15 items with a 12 month membership!

    Starting this weekend, unlock all 15 items in the BrightFall Commander set by purchasing a 12 month membership

    Will you vow to keep BrightFall safe?

    Your mission is to lead the LightScythe Warriors, an elite corps of the bravest heroes who make up Empress Gravelyn the Good's personal guard. Show her that you'll protect her as she rules over the Mirror Realm from her hometown in BrightFall. 

    The BrightFall Commander set includes:

    • 1 Armor
    • 8 Helms
    • 2 Weapons
    • 4 Capes (including one color-customizable set of wings)
    • a Character Page badge
    • ALL the Legend Perks that a membership unlocks!

    Designed by Reki, Forged by Dage the Evil

    Every day when we get into the Lab, we find emails, Tweets, forum, Reddit, and Facebook posts FULL of your feedback, ideas, comments, and suggestions. You all are truly our inspiration, and when we say we are making YOUR game... we mean it!

    The concept for the BrightFall Commander set comes from long-time player and artist, Reki! He's been showing us his AQW designs on Twitter for a very long time, and when Dage and I sat down to talk about ideas for a Good-themed armor, he immediately brought up Reki's design.

    He was so excited and inspired by Reki's idea that after stopping work for the day, he went home and started sketching the armor set up... and now we're able to bring Reki's dream and his NPC to life! You'll find him in BrightFall tomorrow, where he'll explain the role of the LightScythe Guard to you and the 12 month package details!

    How to Unlock the BrightFall Commander Set In-game

    We've got 15 blindingly-awesome items in our new 12 month upgrade set. Follow the steps below to equip them all on your Hero and outshine all your opponents!

    1. Purchase a 12 month membership in-game, through the portal, or on our website
    2. Log into your AQWorlds account and head to your Book of Lore
    3. Look under the "Other Achievements" tab to find the BrightFall Commander badge 
    4. Click the badge to open your shop and get access to ALL the 0 AC gear (/cheer for free storage)


    Tags: Alina

     

    Hunt Maker

    November 04, 2014

    72 Hour Harvest Item Hunt

    The Hunt is on for this rare gear!

    Starting tonight and through Friday, Legends hungry for a new pet can take on the Lesser Groglurk in the Marsh for a chance to get the Fierce Pheasant! 

    All heroes can head into battle against Trigoras when you /join Trigoras. This greedy beast has stolen the San Dragon blade, and will not give it up without a fight!

    Once these Harvest rares leave with Friday's release, they're NEVER returning! So sharpen your biggest blade, strap on your toughest greaves, and get ready to start slayin'!


    Tags: Alina 72 hour item hunt Harvest Rares Weapon plus bird equals feast

     

    Calendar Maker

    November 10, 2014

    November Dates to Remember

    Feast Your Eyes on What's to Come!

    Prepare to bare your blades, because we've got a TON of dark and deadly (and sometimes deliciously-dangerous) releases coming your way in November! We've got a deliciously-dangerous lineup for you this month!

    The Hunt For the Dragons Begins this Month!

    • Tonight: Deep Terror Blade, Thalyssa's Hat, and the TLaPD pirate helms leave
    • Tomorrow: Talk to Valencia to hunt for the +5 BloodBinder Katana
    • 11/12: J6's birthday shop
    • 11/14: Mogloween hub and event rares leave!* 
    • 11/14: Extinction Games: Heroes Under Fire
    • 11/14: Draconic DoomKnight AC set (based on the Macabre Sepulchure monster)
    • 11/17: 6th birthday event rares leave
    • 11/19: In-game Mod Hide-and Seek (with rewards!)
    • 11/21: Dragon's Dawn: Search for the Ancestors dungeon crawl
    • 11/21: Dragon's Dawn Limited Quantity Shop (with an all-new dragon-themed house or two!)
    • 11/26: Dark Harvest: A Feast of Souls
    • 11/27 -12/1: 2X Boost Weekend
    • 11/29: Black (and Blue) Friday Shop and Black Friday Prize Rush
    • 12/1: Cyber Monday Shop

    The Lycan Class will be permanently available, and is not leaving on Friday.


    Tags: Alina

     

    Harvest Maker

    November 03, 2014

    The Dark Harvest Month Is Here

    Prepare for a Fall Feast... OF SOULS!

    November is traditionally a time of endings: summer is over, the days grow shorter, and Mogloween shops leave for another year. But it is ALSO a time full of life and riches: the harvest comes in, people begin planning for the holidays, and the hunt begins as we prepare for our holidays feasts!

    In this Friday's release, you will find all the previous year's Harvest maps and adventures, as well as returning seasonal rare armors, weapons, pets and other items. Talk to Oishii in the /cornycopia map to get your Dark Harvest adventures underway!

    You once again have the chance to get the seasonal Kung Food Fighter Achievement Badge by pelting your fellow players with food and Members can unlock the Turdraken Member Only Area with its own special unlockable shop and Seasonal house!

    This year, though, you won't need to do all the previous years' releases to access the Dark Harvest event coming at the end of the month:

    Dark Harvest: A Feast of Souls!

    That's right, Heroes, something is rotten in the Underworld, but only the most suspicious of Battleonians has begun sniffing around for news of the coming Feastocalypse. Just be warned, when someone offers you a tempting, tantalizing, possibly terrifying plate of deliciousness... think long and hard whether you'll accept it. And remember: the sharpest knives cut through the toughest of opponents AND meals!

    That turdrakolich is about to be de-boned!

    Friday: BrightFall Commander 12 Month Upgrade Set

    This Friday at 12:01 AM, our newest 12 month upgrade set from Dage* will release: the BrightFall Commander!** Once it does, all you'll need to do to unlock one of our most blindingly-brilliant sets all the Legend-only perks (like battlepets, free Treasure Chest Keys, two exclusive servers, extra ACs, and more) is:

    1. Purchase a 12 month membership through the Upgrades page, the Portal site, or the in-game payment window
    2. Head in-game to your Book of Lore and go to the "Other Badges" tab

    Reminder: the Forsaken Warlock Tier package leaves on November 7th, but until then, if you buy the Dark DragonMaster set with a 5k or 12k AC package, you will ALSO get the Forsaken Warlock gear which comes with your purchase!  

    * Keep an eye on his Twitter page for previews!
    ** Inspired by the work of longtime AQWorlds player and artist, Reki!

    PS: The Unholy armor set of Vokun arrived in his shop earlier today. Get ready to farm, Vokun fans!


    Tags: Alina

     

    Candy Maker

    October 31, 2014

    Voltaire Takes Over Mogloween

    It's Friday the 31st, and Voltaire's Here to Terrify!

    Battle alongside Voltaire and Deady as you adventure through Lore's darkest and deadliest tales! Survive the haunted House of Crusher, defy treachery as you hunt for the Cask of Amoglinado, and discover the Wyvern's greatest fear - a mysterious villain lurking in the shadows, waiting to bind you inside this book of horrors... FOREVER!

    The spookiest tales of terror await you this Friday!

    Prepare to be scared... and make sure you bring your sharpest blades because once you enter the book... you may NEVER get out!

    • Talk to Voltaire in /poehub to begin the adventure, then battle through:
    • The tale of The House of Crusher in /crusher
    • The story of The Cask of Amoglinado in /cask
    • A poem-parody of The Raven - The Wyvern in /wyvern

    With 4 maps, 10 cutscenes, 13 quests, an entire novel full of new monsters, four shops full of gear, a Class and the most macabre boss Poe's dark dreams could design... this is one of our biggest releases in a long time! And speaking of gear... 

    4 New Shops FULL of Gear!

    Each of the four new maps tonight has an exclusive shop! The gear in the Mogloween Event Rares shop from Voltaire will only be available for a short time, but the gear in /crusher, /cask, and /wyvern will return EVER YEAR! /cheer

    Mogloween Event Shop:

    • SpiderWitch armor set/helms
    • Dark Raven Shifter armor set
    • Masque of the Red Death armor set
    • Lycan Class (AC and rep versions)

    House of Crusher Shop:

    • MetalMog Armor and Helm
    • MoggyHands

    Cask of Amoglinado Shop:

    • Costumed Dragon-Moglin pets
    • Monstersor Jester armor and helm

    The Wyvern (aka The Raven);

    • Creepy Clown armor  and helm

    Don't Miss the Dark DragonMaster AC Package!

    Unlock our newest, most masterful dragon set yet when you buy either a 12,000 or 5,000 AdventureCoin package! This exclusive set, made by Memet, includes an armor, 2 helms, 2 capes, 2 weapons, a character page badge, and the Dark DragonMaster's pet! Find all the details on how to get it here!

    Forsaken Warlock/Dark DragonMaster Combo

    The Forsaken Warlock Tier package leaves on November 7th, but until then, if you buy the Dark DragonMaster set with a 5k or 12k AC package, you will ALSO get the Forsaken Warlock gear which comes with your purchase! 

    Get more Class Points and EXP through Sunday!

    It's no trick this week, only treats! Log in every day this week and all weekend long as we celebrate Mogloween with higher rewards from every battle and quest you complete on all servers! Every day, we'll add MORE to the boost amount!

    Voltaire has a terrifying tale in store for you: The Wyvern!

    Serverwide boost schedule

    • Tonight: 15% more Class Points, plus 15% more EXP on Legend servers!
    • Saturday: 20% more Class Points, plus 20% more EXP on Legend servers!
    • Sunday: 25% more Class Points, plus 25% more EXP on Legend servers!


    Tags: Alina

     

    Post Maker for Aster

    October 29, 2014

    Lycan Class Skills Breakdown

    Get Ready to Start Lycan Our Next Class!

    Lycans. Interesting folk. Rather than living aristocratically the way Vampires often do, Lycans live off in caves and hovels. Lycans need no luxury. They hunt, they fight, they survive. They earn their respect. Not through bloodlines or wisdom and experience or even pitting their clans against one another.

    Their leaders are decided through single combat. Those brave enough to challenge authority and strong enough to wrest power from their leaders are the most deserving. This isn’t always favorable. You never know when some lunatic is going to take charge. If your philosophy is similar, or if you just think becoming a fearsome hunter of the night is really really cool, you, too, may become a Lycan.

    How to unlock Lycan Class:

    • Talk to Queen Solani in /mogloween OR Voltaire in /Poehub
    • If you have Rank 10 Lycan Rep, you can buy the class for 50,000 gold
    • OR you can pick it up for 2,000 AdventureCoins

    Why Choose Lycan Class?

    This furry powerhouse has STAYING power, and for those of you who like the challenge of taking down our toughest bosses, you know that a good heal-over-time can come in handy when you're just about to take a claw to the spine. Its unavoidable attacks make it survivable in the toughest arena, too.

    For those of you who like farming, we've got you covered (in color-custom fur, no less)! Thrill of Battle and Savagery are multiple target, which means more slaughter, which means MORE REWARDS! When you spam them to grow your HoT and get your avoidabl 10% damage, pretty much all the beasts you face will FALL before your lycan might!

    This isn't a support class, but that's because Lycans are formidable on their own, especially with its multi-target skills and healing. That heal will take a bit longer to build up when you are fighting solo, but it's definitely reliable in battle and will get the job done RIGHT when you're at full power. 

    The class also cuts critical hit chance; critical hits are a serious threat to your health and preventing your opponent from landing one means theres less of a chance they'll hurt you faster than you heal. That is a GOOD thing for any hero, at any time.

    Auto Attack

    Rank Needed: 0
    Mana Cost: 0
    Mana Cooldown: 2.0 Seconds
    Type: Physical
    Description: A basic attack, taught to all adventurers

    Some people with Lycanthropy contracted the disease by being bitten by a Lycan and surviving. There are other methods of becoming a Lycan, but in all cases this results in a powerful transformation. This is the standard Auto Attack, but it’s a little beefier because Lycan shares the same base stat spread as Berserker.

    Pouncing Strike

    Rank Needed: 1
    Mana Cost: 30
    Mana Cooldown: 20 Seconds
    Type: Physical
    Description: With your new legs you send a mighty leaping kick to the head of your enemy, causing them, at the very least, to become really dizzy.

    When this attack lands, your opponent becomes Disoriented for 12 seconds. This cuts their Critical Strike chance by 25% for that time. Otherwise, this does 200% the damage your AA does.

    Thrill of Battle

    Rank Needed: 2
    Mana Cost: 20
    Mana Cooldown: 6 Seconds
    Type: Physical
    Description: Diving into the fray suits you, and it gets your Lycanthropic blood pumping, kicking your regenerative abilities into action.

    One incredible power that Lycans have is how they regenerate, and you will certainly be no exception. This attack can hit up to two targets at considerable range. For every successful hit, you gain a stack of Predation. Predation is a Heal-over-time that can have 6 stacks maximum and lasts 8 seconds if not refreshed.. It’s based on your Attack Power, and is not affected by the damage range of your weapon.

    Savagery

    Rank Needed: 3
    Mana Cost: 15
    Mana Cooldown: 4 Seconds
    Type: Physical
    Description: With the strength and agility of a Lycan, a clumsy flail in an attempt to hit something becomes a nearly inescapable barrage.

    This skill also hits up to two targets. What’s special here is that your flurry of blows is so rampant and random. You cannot land any crits with this, but it’s a cheap skill that strikes two targets at range and never misses!

    Howl of Terror

    Rank Needed: 5
    Mana Cost: 10
    Mana Cooldown: 10 Seconds
    Type: Physical
    Description: You let loose a blood-curdling call to the sky and your opponent, shaking them to their core. Hopefully.

    The howl of a Lycan strikes fear into the heart of it’s prey.. Most of the time.. You can finally be the one to wield that fear. I mean, unless you aren’t scary. This skill does not deal damage but it also cannot miss and has quite the range. It has a random chance for one of four different lengths of stuns! You.. May also not stun your enemy at all. Can you imagine your voice cracking when you’re trying to be intimidating? Jump-scares don’t work every time.

    Passives

    Scent Tracking & Thick Fur: Hit chance increased by 10%, Damage taken reduced by 10%

    Dogs have noses. Wolves have noses. You have a nose and it’s kind of good at what a nose does. You know how to make it better? Become a Lycan. These passives assist your mana regeneration. You regain mana the way a Warrior does: by landing hits and being hit. You want to strike, and when you are struck, you want to make sure it doesn’t outspeed your healing.

    Note: The class is still being balanced. Mana Costs, Cooldowns, Skill Descriptions and even the effects of some skills could change before release. Keep an eye on Blade's Twitter for pictures of the coming Class art!


    Tags: Alina

     

    Boost Maker

    October 29, 2014

    Mogloween Server Boosts

    Get more Class Points and EXP until Monday!

    It's no trick this week, only treats! Log in every day this week and all weekend long as we celebrate Mogloween with higher rewards from every battle and quest you complete on all servers!   

    Voltaire and the Wyvern wait for you!

    This Friday, talk to Voltaire to being a journey through some of the darkest, deadliest tales of horror ever written! Until then, this is the perfect time to rank up your classes and level up your hero, because last week the level cap increased to 65!

    All-Server boost schedule

    • Wednesday: 5% more Class Points, plus 5% more EXP on Legend servers!
    • Thursday: 10% more Class Points, plus 10% more EXP on Legend servers!
    • Friday: 15% more Class Points, plus 15% more EXP on Legend servers!
    • Saturday: 20% more Class Points, plus 20% more EXP on Legend servers!
    • Sunday: 25% more Class Points, plus 25% more EXP on Legend servers!


    Tags: Alina

     

    Quoth the Maker

    October 27, 2014

    Voltaire's Mogloween

    Voltaire takes over Mogloween for Friday the 31st

    Voltaire titillates and terrifies with stories from the late, great Edgar Allan Poe, but you’ve got to find the tales before he can read them! Battle to GET the texts… then battle THROUGH these stories of treachery and supernatural dread! 

    Join Voltaire on a journey through a Poe-m of Terror!

    Battle your way through the House of Crusher and the Cask of Amoglinado, then discover what The Wyvern is warning you about once you step into a Gothic Mansion so dark and deadly the dragons fear to pass over its gates!   

    Gazing deep into that darkened clearing, 
    Long I stood there shaking, fearing, 
    Unblinking, thinking thoughts no Hero dared to think before.
    But the stillness was unbroken, and in silence, naught was spoken, 
    And the only word outspoken was the whispered word... 
    (spoilers removed)

    Friday the 31st Mogloween Rewards

    Log in this Friday to check out the rares shop with the Spider Witch, Dark Raven, Masque of the Dread Death sets and more!

    Moggy Hands, Spider Witch and CLownO_O armor!

    Complete each Chapter of this week's Mogloween event to unlock shops full of exclusive gear! 

    Also coming this week in AQWorlds:

    • Wednesday: Learn the identity of Darkovia's next ruler!
    • Wednesday: Log in for a 48 hour Class Points boost!
    • Friday: Find the Lycan Class in the Mogloween Seasonal Shop (requires rank 10 Lycan or 2000 ACs)!
    • Friday: Talk to Vokun to begin farming for the Deep Ravager armor and helm!


    Tags: Alina

     

    October 27, 2014

    This Award's For All Of You

    Don't Miss Our Thank You Gifts to You!

    Thanks to your votes, Artix Entertainment, the AQW team, Beleen, and all of YOU won  in the DragonSlayer Awards hosted by Game Skinny! We released Beleen's Pink DragonSlayer and in-game versions of the trophy (and its sword) that WE got so all of YOU can place it in your houses.

    Check out the video here!

    If you haven't gotten your Pink DragonSlayer Armor, DragonSlayer Trophy, or the DragonSlayer Award Blade yet, log into AQWorlds and head to the following shops:

    • Beleen's Pink DragonSlayer armor is in her shop
    • The DragonSlayer Trophy house item is in the Throne Room House shop in /northpointe and now also the Floor Item house shop in /buyhouse

    You all are the REAL winners! /cheer

    As Artix said, "This is a HUGE honor for us! We are so grateful to be part of this fun gaming community full of amazing and loyal players. Truly, these award are all about you — you are the ones who won. Which is exactly why we are going to digitize this award and share it with you all inside the game." 


    Tags: Alina

     

    Wish Maker

    October 26, 2014

    Birthday Server Bonus

    Thank you all for playing AQWorlds!

    At Artix Entertainment, we don't like to GET gifts on our birthdays, we like to GIVE them, and thanks to all the October birthdays, we have a blast doing just that!

    Miko and I were born one year and one day apart!

    We have a TON of team members with October birthdays:

    • Rolith and Cysero (Team Omni)
    • Ai No Miko (Empress of the web)
    • Kalanyr, IMR, and Kamui (Original AQ team)
    • Aster and Judge Acumen (AQW Class designer and In-game Mod)
    • Scakk, Therril, Kokujoe, Chisagen (Forum Mods)
    • Myself and so many of you 

    Battle On for ALL the Birthday Boosts!

    Usually our artists make weapons, armors or other gear and put them into shops for everyone.  Not being an artist, I wanted to do something a bit different to celebrate all our birthdays and the 7 years I've been working with AE.  

    Since we just increased AQWorlds' level cap to 65, an XP bonus seems like the perfect way to celebrate! For those incredible heroes who have already reached the cap, there are Rep, Gold, and Class Point Bonuses active, too!

    • 15% Rep, Class Points, Gold, and EXP on all servers
    • 25% Rep, Class Points, Gold, and EXP on Legend servers

    My wish for the coming year is... 365 days of battling alongside all of you on the MANY new adventures we've got planned! Thank you all so much for playing AQWorlds; without you, we would not be here! 

    /bows


    Tags: Alina So many birthday 7 years of Artix Entertainment Cheer Bonuses Thank you

     
     


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