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Hunt Maker

September 17, 2014

Silver Sun Pistol Treasure Hunt

Log in this each day this week for new treasure!

Yarrrr! Talk Like a Pirate Day be almost upon us, and that means it's time to hunt for TREASURE! Talk to Esprit d'Cour in Battleon to begin the tunt for the Silver Sun Pistol! Use the map to find the area in-game to hunt through... then prepare to battle ALL the monsters to see which ones drops it! 

A new item will release in a new area of the map tomorrow so you can hunt for the third of Esprit's treasure chests. This is a great way to train up your class as we prepare for the Deep Terror war between the Naval Commanders and Pirates this Friday!


Tags: Alina

 

Dubloon Maker

September 17, 2014

Naval Commander Skills

Yarrrr... this be the Class Info Ye Are Huntin' For!

Hey, everyone! Zereldo here, and today I’m going to be talking to you about* the Naval Commander Class, coming this Friday in the COOLEST Talk Like a Pirate Day release we've ever done!** 

It be the best holiday on the high seas!

Lots of Important Details!

Here are a few basic things about the class that you defiitely want to know.

  • The class releases this Friday, during our International Talk like a Pirate Day release.** 
  • This class is available for 2000 ACs OR if you have an upgraded account, you can buy it for gold.
  • This class is only available for a limited time around Talk Like a Pirate Day, but will return each year for Talk Like a Pirate Day as seasonal rare. It will not have a year tag. The current plan is that the same version (with the same art) is made available each year.
  • The Naval Commander Class is a seasonal rare, which means it will only be available during our Talk Like a Pirate Day each year. (We will announce the leave date soon!)

Naval Commander Class Skills Breakdown!

A Naval Commander is the leader of their crew. Although they can fight as an individual they work best when they fight alongside their crew. What this means for you is that for each additional person in your party the damage output of your Naval Commander class will increase. This works just like the Paladin High Lord and DoomKnight Overlord Classes for those of you who want an example.

Naval Commanders regenerate mana in the same way that warriors regen Mana. What this effectively means is, Naval Commanders gain mana when they:

  • Strike an enemy in combat (More effective on crits)
  • Are struck by an enemy in combat

Now that we have the basics of how it works out of the way we can move onto the moves.

Auto Attack

2 second cooldown.

A basic attack, taught to all adventurers.

You’ve seen this before on many classes. It needs no further explanation.

Rank 1: Strike'n'Parry

15 mana, 3 second cooldown.

A strike dealing light damage (Damage is increased by the number of people in the party) that forces the target attack you for 8 seconds and decreases the target's chance to hit by 25% for 6 seconds.

As a leader you need to know when to take one for the team. This moves lets you draw attention away from your crew and forces the monster to attack you, but seeing as you are a strong intimidating leader your opponent is less likely to hit you.

This is great for when your friend is about to die, but nobody can heal him just yet, or just for reducing total damage being taken in general. The attack is not great, doing only light damage, but it does get more powerful with the party buff.

Rank 2: Flintlock Barrage

20 Mana, 6 second cooldown.

A strike dealing moderate damage to multiple targets. (Damage is increased by the number of people in the party) All targets hit suffer a haste reduction of 20% for 4 seconds.

This is your dependable damage move and it attacks 4 targets at once. Of all your moves you will probably be using this one the most. With 4 enemies attacking you, you’ll really want to make sure you’re in a team that has your back. The move does help out your team a little by slowing down your opponents’ attack speed. With a full party this turns into nice constant AoE damage.

Rank 3: Commander's Rally

25 Mana, 12 second cooldown.

The presence of the captain inspires everyone in battle. Gives an AoE HoT (healing power increased by the number of people in the party) and increases the target's chance to dodge by 30% for 8 seconds.

Things don’t always go your way in battle. As a leader you need to be be able to inspire your crew to keep fighting even when the odds are not in your favour. Your heal over time is not particularly potent, but it does effect 6 players. This is the sort of move you really want to be in a party to make useful.

The true strength of this movie lies in the dodge buff it gives you. This dodge buff ONLY affects the caster. You can’t give the dodge boost to anyone else except yourself.

This is a really good move to use in combination with your first move since both effectively reduce your targets chance to hit you. You’re basically taking damage off your team mates without having to sacrifice much of your own HP at all.

Rank 4: Broadside Blast and Gust of Wind

  • Crit chance is increased by 10%
  • Increases dodge rate by 8%

These passives are self explanatory. You crit more and get hit less. Because you are using the Warrior regen model, you’ll crit more often and gain more MP in that sense. That said, you will also be dodging more often and so your opponents will not be hitting you as often or restoring as much MP that way.

Rank 5: Flintlock Fury

35 mana, 15 second cooldown.

Deals a large amount of AoE damage to it’s targets. (Damage increased by the number of people in the party). It also has a 50% chance to stun opponents for 3 seconds.

This is effectively your nuke. It deals the largest damage out of all the moves, attacks up to 4 targets, and as you would expect, becomes more powerful the more people are in your party. Because the cooldown takes a while, it’s a sudden burst of damage as opposed to something you depend on. But if you time it right it can make all the difference, especially with that 50% chance to stun your opponents.

Final thoughts

After playing around with this class, I would say it performs best as a strategic addition to any group, especially while in a full party. You’ll want either Fighter Enhancements, Luck Enhancements, or a mixture of both. You can use it for support or tanking in a limited capacity.  With a full party it can even function as a farming class.

When you take a close look you’ll realise that all 4 moves, and the second passive, either slow your enemies, reduce their chances to hit you, or outright stop damage hitting you. This may seem good, but with the warrior regen model what this effectively means is that MP regen from enemies attacking you is significantly reduced.

You’ll have to plan your moves carefully to avoid running out of mana, or use the Mana Vamp enhancement. Spiral Carve or Health Vamp would also be useful.

A couple of final thoughts to leave you with. I might have another surprise ready soon but we’ll have to see. That, and I am already working on my next class which has not yet been announced. Have fun guessing.

* This is how I normally start my videos. It seems weird to type it instead of saying it. Don’t look at me that way… I thought it was funny.

** I’ve been part of the AE team testing releases for about 6 months now, but I have recently started designing classes. This is my first class design and I’ve had a lot of fun making and testing it. Making a class is something I have dreamed of doing since day one of the Beta and it’s amazing to be able to share this class with all of you. If you know me in game, you’ll know that 99% of the time I’m wearing the original Naval Commander armor, so you can imagine how excited I am to make a Naval Commander themed class.

*** For those of you who don’t know, International Talk like a Pirate Day is September 19th every year. It just so happens that this year it is also on release day and we can actually have these items available on the exact day.


Tags: Alina

 

Map Maker

September 16, 2014

Hunt for the Silver Sun Treasure

Log in this each day this week for new treasure!

Yarrrr! Talk Like a Pirate Day be almost upon us, and that means it's time to hunt for TREASURE! Talk to Esprit d'Cour in Battleon to begin the tunt for the Silver Sun treasure gear! Use the map to find the area in-game to hunt through... then prepare to battle ALL the monsters to see which ones drops it! 

A new item will release in a new area of the map tomorrow, and then on Thursday, you can hunt for the third of Esprit's treasure chests. This is a great way to train up your class as we prepare for the Deep Terror war between the Naval Commanders and Pirates this Friday!


Tags: Alina Talk Like a Pirate Treasure Hunt

 

Loot Maker

September 13, 2014

Talk Like a Pirate Day 2014

This Friday, the Deep Terror War Begins!

As Talk Like a Pirate Day grows closer, Naval Commanders across Lore warn their crews to be on guard… rumor has it that Pirates from all seven seas are massing for an attack on Lolosia, and they aren’t content to keep the battle abovewater! Defeat the Dread Fleet, or face death from below!

  • Quibble arrives with all new loot!
  • Choose to fight for or against the Dread Pirate Fleet in the Deep Terror War!
  • Explore Lolosia and the lands beyond as you search for hidden treasure!
  • Enter the Naval Commander raffle to win one of 100 Naval Commander 2015 armors! Buy either the DoomKnight or Brilliant Naval Commander for a chance to win. 
  • 2015 Naval Commander Original Design contest begins Friday! (One winner's design will be created for next year's Talk Like a Pirate Day event!)

Quibble Arrives this Friday with New Loot

As Beleen says, "Pirates be lovin’ some booty! And ye too can plunder yer loot from Quibble’s Treasure Chest makin’ landfall in Battleon this Friday. Quibbld Coinbiter is our time-traveling sales-moglin, who brings gear from the past, present, and future to sell to you... for a price!

Some o’ thee best booty in all the seven seas includes:

  • Naval Commander Class
  • DoomKnight Naval Commander Armor set
  • Brilliant Naval Commander Armor sets
  • ArchFiend Pirate Captain set
  • Undead, Bright, and Fiendish Parrot Pets
  • And more!

2014 Naval Commander Class

When you're sailing the high seas with a crew of rough-and-ready sailors, you need to command RESPECT... and we've got just what you need to do that: an entirely new class, the Naval Commander!With skills designed by Zereldo and art by Laken, this Class will return each year in our Talk Like a Pirate Day Quibble shop! Everyone can get the Class for 2000 ACs, or Legends can buy a version with gold!

Originally intended for release as a Naval Commander armor in 2015, with so much excitement building over the art, and to make the NC Class stand out on its own, Laken's High Seas Explorer has become the new Naval Commander Class! /cheer

2014 Naval Commander Raffle

Buy either 2014 Naval Commander armor or class (DoomKnight or Brilliant) for a chance to win the Chaos Paragon Naval Commander!

This armor is one of NEXT YEAR's Naval Commander armors, but for a full year (until the armor is added to the 2015 TLaPD Quibble shop), 100 lucky heroes will be the ONLY ones battling with gear from the future**! And as an added bonus to our Legends, for each month of membership you have, you'll get another chance to win!

Example: if you have 12 months of membership left, and you buy the DoomKnight Naval Commander Armor, you'll be entered into the raffle 13 times.
** When next year rolls around, we will change the winners' armor slightly, (gilding? Cutlass cape? We'll preview this art soon) to show that this was a time-traveling armor set.

Treasure Hunt in Lolosia

If you have Dage's Deep Terror Blade (available in your game menu), find the Treasure Hunter in Lolosia to begin a daily quest to its five exclusive prizes! (One prize per day.)

  • Platinum Trobble Pet 
  • Color Custom Ultra Cutlass 
  • BrutalCorn Pirate Helm
  • Purified Deep Terror Blade
  • Dual Deep Terror Blades

Other activities and shops available in Lolosia:

  • Complete Captain Rhubarb’s quiz to prove you are not a spy (Beware: if you answer incorrectly, you’ll be tossed overboard into battle!) 
  • All adventurers can begin a treasure hunt that will lead you a VERY special treasure chest containing the rare Mirrored Cutlass of the Atlanticas.
  • Preen's Piratical Pets, where Legends can find a stable full of pets to choose from. 
  • Barnacle's Bandana Shop, where all wanderers can find headgear themed on our most popular piratical armors of yesteryear... if you've got the dubloons to grab'em! 

2015 Naval Commander Design Contest

The Naval Commander armor that arrives each year with Talk Like a Pirate Day is one of our most popular designs. This year, we're hosting a contest to choose one of next year's themes! Design an original Naval Commander armor set for a chance to have it added in-game next year, and receive:

  • A free version of your winning Naval Commander armor next year
  • An exclusive, 0 AC Trobble pet themed on your design THIS year
  • 1000 AdventureCoins

As with all contests, we reserve the right to award those who go above and beyond! Stay tuned for more details early this week.


Tags: Alina

 

Apocalypse Maker

September 12, 2014

Survive the Apocalypse

A Mysterious Summons and a World in Peril

The Queen of Monsters has risen, and as your allies take stock of the destruction around them, you receive a mysterious scroll from a shadowy organization calling themselves “The Council.” Loremaster Maya cannot say who it is from, only that you MUST discover where they are hiding are as soon as possible… and that if you can decipher its hidden message, the scroll will guide you.

/Join Summon to begin! Decipher the scroll and follow the portals in each area of the map to go from place to place, completing the tasks set for you by the Watchers! In the end, make your way to their hideout to find out what new journey awaits you later this month! 

Dage's Deep Terror Blade Treasure Chest

Every Treasure Chest needs a key to unlock it... and THIS blade is your key to one of 3 varrrrrrry cool rewards! Find this blade in the Deep Terror Rares shop in your game menu for 1000 ACs. When Talk Like a Pirate Day arrives next week, this blade will let you quest once a day during the event to open a rare treasure chest and claim its prize!

You'l get either:

  • Platinum Trobble Pet 
  • Color Custom Ultra Cutlass 
  • BrutalCorn Pirate Helm
  • Purified Deep Terror Blade

Aranx's Birthday Shop and Dage's Collaboration Shop

One of AQWorlds' finest artists, Aranx, is leveling up in real life this Saturday, so we're celebrating his birthday in-game starting tomorrow night! /Cheer for him and the gear he's so lovingly crafted you to thank you for playing AQW!

This week, we're releasing the Dage x Laken and Dage x Blade collaboration gear! Dage teamed up with these other two two awesome AQW artists, Laken and Blade, to get some of those sketches Flashed out and ready for you!

Chaos Finale Gear Leaves Monday!

We said all the Chaos Finale rares would leave game permanently tonight, but since we did not announce that earlier this week (and to give everyone a last chance to get the gear), we're removing the shops on Monday. Enjoy the last chance!

Those shops are:

  • Chaos Rares (including DragonFable's ArchMage and ArchMage's Wrath)
  • Eternal Dragon of Time Rares
  • Willowcreek War Chest

Next week: Talk Like a Pirate Day 2014!

With the DoomKnight and Brilliant Naval Commanders, the ArchFiend Pirate Captain. the Deep Terror: Death from Below Pirates vs Naval Commanders WAR... and so much more!


Tags: Alina

 

September 11, 2014

First Look at this Week's Loot

This Week's Wicked Rewards Preview is Here!

After you've played through tomorrow night's release, hunting down the Council that has summoned you, make sure to check your game menu for the bounty of loot and beautifully-bladed booty we've got in store!

Dage's Deep Terror Blade Treasure Chest

Every Treasure Chest needs a key to unlock it... and THIS blade is your key to one of 3 varrrrrrry cool rewards! Find this blade in the Deep Terror Rares shop in your game menu tomorrow night for 1000 ACs. When Talk Like a Pirate Day arrives next week, this blade will let you quest once a day during the event to open a rare treasure chest and claim its prize!

You'l get either:

  • Platinum Trobble Pet 
  • Color Custom Ultra Cutlass 
  • BrutalCorn Pirate Helm
  • Dual Deep Terror Blades

Aranx's Birthday Shop

One of AQWorlds' finest artists, Aranx, is leveling up in real life this Saturday, so we're celebrating his birthday in-game starting tomorrow night! /Cheer for him and the gear he's so lovingly crafted you to thank you for playing AQW!

Dage Designs Collaboration Shop

EVERY MORNING when Dage comes into the Lab, he does a warmup drawing or seven. With so many sketches piling up, we knew we had to enlist extra help to get this gear in-game! That's why Dage teamed up with two other AQW artists, Laken and Blade, to get some of those sketches Flashed out and ready for you!

  • Dage x Laken Fallen Shaman Warrior armor and helms
  • Dage x Blade Lycan Shadowstalker  armor and helms


Tags: Alina

 

Foresight Maker

September 10, 2014

Don't Miss These Releases!

September is going to be AWESOME in AQWorlds

Every year, we have our big summer event, and then we hit September running as we prepare the newest, craziest releases leading into the holiday season... and this year is no different. Except it is, because it will be WAY COOLER!

Click link for larger version

Check out what is coming this week and next in AQWorlds, and let Artix know on Twitter if you'd like to see more of this style of promo picture! He asks:

Experimental Promo Art/Pic Idea! "What if our promo stuff contained NOW, NEXT WEEK, and OTHER STUFF all in one go? Is this an easier way to see what is coming on the horizon? Because... OMG... we have a lot coming..." - Artix


Tags: Alina

 

Reminder Maker

September 09, 2014

LQS Packages leave Friday

Gryphon Mount Armors Still Available!

Head to our Limited Quantity Set page to grab one of these insur-MOUNT-ably awesome sets! Each set also comes with a unique badge in your Book of Lore! The Limited Quantity Set packages will leave this Friday, September 12th, at 11:59 PM server time!


Tags: Alina

 

Bonus Maker

September 11, 2014

Back to School Bonus Points

Books, Brains, and 10% More Bonus Points!

Starting today and running through September 19th, you'll get 10% more Artix Points to upgrade or get ACs in AQWorlds and all your other favorite AE games when you pay using a Rixty Card, your credit card, or Paypal! 

DoomKnight and Brilliant Naval Commanders!

Stock Up For Talk Like a Pirate Day Loot!

With Talk Like a Pirate Day coming up, this is a good time to cash in any unused gift cards you've got lying around the house, because Talk Like a Pirate Day starts NEXT FRIDAY, and you're going to want get your land-lubbing hands on this shiny, shiny loot!

Important Information

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

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


Tags: Alina

 

Obrigado Maker

September 08, 2014

Obrigado Brasil

Feliz dia da Independência, Brasil!

Thanks for your battling alongside us as we fight Chaos in AQWorlds, and congratulations on the anniversary of your Brasilian Independence Day (one day late)! To make sure ALL our players can share the holiday excitement, we've made the Brasilian Independence Day items available to everyone!

Obrigado Brasil!

You can find some of our most colorful, electrifyingly-awesome Brasil-themed items in your game menu.

 

This year the shop has:

  • Runas de Protecao 2014
  • Runas de Ataque 2014 
  • Defesa Brasileira 2014 
  • Soldados Brasileiros 2014
  • Arara Jubilo 2014
  • Arara Amarela 2014
  • Arara Verde 2014
  • Arara Ouro 2014 
  • Arara Azul 2014 
  • Dragao da Independencia 2014
  • Capacete Brasileiro 2014 
  • Espada Brasileira 2014 
  • Punhais Brasileiros 2014
  • Relâmpago Alado +3 (will go rare)


Tags: Alina

 

Hunt Maker

September 08, 2014

Apocalypse Lore

Friday: A Mysterious Summons and a World in Peril

The Queen of Monsters has risen, and as your allies take stock of the destruction around them, you receive a mysterious scroll from a shadowy organization calling themselves “The Council.” Loremaster Maya cannot say who it is from, only that you MUST discover where they are hiding are as soon as possible… and that if you can decipher its hidden message, the scroll will guide you.

Your allies need you... but so does "The Council"!

This Friday, you'll need to journey around the world you so recently tried to save, completing the tasks described in the scroll... but first you'll need to decipher it!* Loremaster Maya believes these tasks are designed to prepare you for the coming mission ahead, so you'd better prep your biggest blade, a six-pack of HP potions, and a battle pet or two because the journey ahead of you is fraught with titanically-treacherous danger!

Don't miss this week's other releases! More details to be released Wednesday:

  • Dage's Design Collaboration Shop
  • Aranx's Birthday Shop

* Hint: if you haven't trained up your alchemy ranks yet, you might want to get started on that! It will come in handy for one of the early quests. /join alchemy to begin.


Tags: Alina

 

Beast Maker

September 05, 2014

Legends: Unleash the Beast

Upgrade to unlock the Legend-only BeastMaster Class!

Monsters are rising up across Lore, taking advantage of the Chaos running wild. Faith, one of Lore’s most skilled BeastMasters, is searching for help to battle them into submission. She is calling all Legends to accept her quest to become a Legendary BeastMaster, and the fight to become the best begins this weekend!

Talk to Faith in Battleon to become a BeastMaster!

Vital Information for All BeastMasters!

The Legendary BeastMaster was designed by Aster, one of our volunteer Class creators. You can see his skill writeup here

GOOD NEWS! You'll need to be a Legend to unlock the Class, but once you have, you'll be able to use it forever. /cheer This is our way of thanking all of you who have purchased a membership to become a Legend. 

There are two ways for Legends to unlock the Class:

  • Buy it for 2000 AdventureCoins
  • Rank up your BeastMaster reputation!

6 level-locked quests will be available to help you rank, each giving more rep than earlier levels. You can also unlock the BeastMaster Daily Quest for TONS of extra rep to help you rank up even faster! 

Quest to Unlock Vokun's Dark Gear!

If you have not yet encourntered the Lord of the Forgotten Tombs, /join underworld and explore its dark paths until you encounter Vokun. He's got 4 new quests for you AND a merge shop full of dark and deadly gear! Battle monsters to earn the Unitas Fragments to create the items, then prepare to RULE the WORLD!

The gear listed below can be created through battling for merge items, except for the Vampire of Vokun, which drops from the Twisted Trust quest. The Bladelord of Vokun set (the center armor in the picture above) can be purchased for AdventureCoins.

  • Assassin of Vokun set 
  • Infernus of Vokun set
  • DreadKeeper of Vokun set
  • Skuller of Vokun set
  • Vampire of Vokun set

Note: The Founder of Vokun set will be delayed until October, until after Talk Like a Pirate Day. But that just means more Vokun releases for all you darkness fans! 

Gryphon Mount Armors Still Available!

Head to our Limited Quantity Set page to grab one of these insur-MOUNT-ably awesome sets! Each set also comes with a unique badge in your Book of Lore! The Limited Quantity Set packages will leave next Friday, September 12th!

Drakath Armor Quest Update!

We're not going to spoil this one for ANYBODY... except to say that if you've finished the Drakath Armor quest and HAVE the armor, you should head to Battleon, then go North. You'll find a Chaorrupted Time-Travel Fairy. We don't know her name, so I just call her Skittles.

Accept her quest. Do it.


Tags: Alina

 

Posting for Aster

September 04, 2014

BeastMaster Skills Writeup

Tomorrow: Legends Can Unlock BeastMaster Class!

Heyo. I’m Aster. I’m not that guy who did the last couple classes, and neither is Zereldo, the other guy who has been given the privilege of designing classes. I’ll spare you my life story and jump right into what you came here to read: The BeastMaster Class Breakdown! The breakdown that gets its own Lorepedia page will have more specific information. It’ll have things like the Recommended Allies section and… Numbers.. And.. A bunch of percent symbols.. Anyway, breakdown time!


With all the monsters in this world you would think that someone would go out of their way to tame them and make them into something other than a nuisance. Well, someone did! Faith the BeastMaster will soon arrive in the town of Battleon. She’ll be your tutor. Very soon you’ll learn the benefits of commanding your very own beasts as you fight alongside them during battle.

BeastMaster Basics Breakdown

Want to find out how to get it? Talk to Faith in Battleon. Get up to Rank 10 BeastMaster rep OR buy it for 2000 ACs. As long as you're a Legend. Can't get this Class without being one.

The Beastmaster can call upon any manner of creature to fight by their side. How? I dunno, Animals just like them. They use their skills in animal communication and improvise strategies to defeat their enemies. 

Auto Attack
Rank Needed: 0
Mana Cost: 0 Mana
Cooldown: 1.5 Seconds
Type: Physical
Description: You and your chosen beast fight as a duo, and attack swiftly together.

As a Beastmaster, you’ve studied fighting alongside a companion. This means you don’t get quite as much practice in normally, but you can alternate and randomize your rapid attack to disorient the enemy.

Fetch Potion
Rank Needed: 2
Mana Cost: 28 Mana
Cooldown: 20 Seconds
Type: Magical
Description: Sensing that you are in danger, your companion has brought you a health potion. Where do they find these? Well it’s yours now, so use it wisely!

Misdirection in action!

You know how sometimes a pet will get into something it shouldn’t or bring you a gift you REALLY wish it hadn’t? Well, it turns out your beast is smarter than the average pet, and knows where someone’s stash of potions is hidden. That’s a way better present than a smaller, less-living animal! The heal is moderate and has a heal over time attached. You can use this move to summon a battle companion to your side, if you don’t already have one equipped.
(Fun fact: this wasn’t originally a pet summoning spell because the class is for Legends only. Then I realized that if we didn’t have a skill to summon a battlepet, we’d be forcing people to use a regular inventory slot to carry a battlepet around! That wouldn’t be very nice.)

GO FOR THE EYES
Rank Needed: 1
Mana Cost: 20 Mana
Cooldown: 6 Seconds
Type: Physical
Description: You command your beast to attack the source of your enemy’s vision, even if they have no eyes. Clinging to them and attacking is quite the distraction on it’s own!

There is a technique passed down from generations of heroes and their familiars.. A tactic that has become a staple of all underdogs.. A called shot to the eyes! This is an additional strike for extra damage that will lower your enemy’s hit chance and cause a DoT.

Misdirection
Rank Needed: 3
Mana Cost: 22 Mana
Cooldown: 12 Seconds
Type: Physical
Description: Command your Animal Companion to distract your opponent by attacking it from a different angle. This opens up weak points and keeps the enemy busy!

This is another extra attack. if it lands, you will distract your enemy, lowering their haste. There’s a small chance that the attack will land where your opponent least expects it, stunning them!

WHO’S A GOOD BEASTIE?
Rank needed: 4
Type: Passive
Description: Increase haste 10%

YOU ARE!
Rank needed: 4
Type: Passive
Description: Increase damage output 10% and hit chance by 5%

A few words about your newly domesticated beast: They like praise! Praise them! Don’t be afraid to baby-talk them, either. I don’t know why they like that. That’s weird.


Treat
Rank Needed: 5
Mana Cost: 40 Mana
Cooldown: 24 Seconds
Type: Physical
Description: You stick a piece of delicious bacon onto your enemy. Your beast becomes fully focused, attacking your target voraciously and relentlessly pursuing them! 

You’ve had a carnivorous pet before, haven’t you? The Bacon scent wafting from your now heavily confused and greasy enemy motivates both you and your beast to fight harder and faster while causing the poor bacon’d fool a lot of difficulty when trying to avoid you both. This skill is costly, but in testing, I’ve seen that we’re able to loop the skill.

Carnivorous Class Conclusion

So that’s what you should expect from a BeastMaster. The skills are a tiny bit costly, but your attacks HURT and your mana regeneration is like a spellcaster’s. You’re  pretty okay support with your ability to cut hit chance and haste, and the dodge debuff from Treat is massive AND unavoidable. This class went through a number of changes both big and small, but we’ve reached a stage where most of the testers who have it enjoy using it. I’d mention what class I’ll be designing next, but I’d probably wake up with some missing parts if I did that. Please enjoy.


Tags: Alina

 

Quest Maker

September 03, 2014

BeastMaster Class Conquest

Calling All Legendary Heroes: New Class Friday!

Monsters are rising up across Lore, taking advantage of the Chaos running wild. Faith, one of Lore’s most skilled BeastMasters, is searching for help to battle them into submission. She is calling all Legends to accept her quest to become a Legendary BeastMaster, and the fight to become the best begins this weekend!

Calling all BeastMasters!

Vital Information for All BeastMasters!

The Legendary BeastMaster was designed by Aster, one of our volunteer Class creators. He'll be posting the skills writeup and guide for it this week, so keep an eye on the Design Notes! You'll need to be a Legend to unlock the Class, but once you have, you'll be able to use it forever. /cheer

There are two ways for Legends to unlock the Class:

  • Buy it for 2000 AdventureCoins
  • Rank up your BeastMaster reputation!

6 level-locked quests will be available to help you rank, each giving more rep than earlier levels. You can also unlock the BeastMaster Daily Quest for TONS of extra rep to help you rank up even faster! 

Vokun's Dark Merge Shop and AC Rares!

If you've adventured through the Underworld, you may have encountered Vokun, the Lord of the Forgotten Tombs. He has crafted many dark sets for everyone to quest for... but it will not be easy! 

This Friday, /join underworld and find him deep in the darkness... then begin the battle to create his gear! The gear listed below can be created through battling for merge items. The Bladelord of Vokun set (the center armor in the picture above) can be purchased for AdventureCoins.

  • Assassin of Vokun set 
  • Infernus of Vokun set
  • DreadKeeper of Vokun set
  • Skuller of Vokun set
  • Vampire of Vokun set

Note: The Founder of Vokun set will be delayed until October, until after Talk Like a Pirate Day. But that just means more Vokun releases for all you darkness fans! 


Tags: Alina

 

Next Saga Maker

August 29, 2014

13 Lords of Chaos Saga Finale

The Queen of Monsters Rises!

Journey into the Realm of Chaos to confront the Queen of Monsters and face all 13 Lords of Chaos one last time… as the world begins to shatter around you! There is only one thing you can do to save your home and the people who depend on you: defeat Drakath and confine the Queen of Monsters to the Chaos Realm for another millenium! The fate of the world rests on the single, most important choice you will EVER make, Hero!

What will YOU Do When the Queen Rises?!

LQS Sale Begins at 10:30 AM Today!

Starting this Friday, August 29th, at 10:30 AM server time, head to our Limited Quantity Set page to grab one of these insur-MOUNT-ably awesome sets! Each set also comes with a unique badge in your Book of Lore! Watch for more preview art of the weapons, helms, and female armors tomorrow (and maybe a movie showing the flying!)

7 full sets go live today!

Limited Quantity Set Restock Schedule

The Gryphon LQS opens at 10:30 AM this Friday, August 29th! (That is mid-morning, server time.) Not sure when that is in your part of the world? Here's a timezone converter to make setting your alarm easier!

  1. 10:30 AM Friday
  2. 8:30 PM Friday
  3. 6:30 AM Saturday
  4. 4:30 PM Saturday
  5. 2:30 AM Sunday
  6. 12:30 PM Sunday

Find out more information on our Design Notes!

Double Boost Weekend!

Oh MAN, you guys! This has been one of the CRAZIEST summers in AE history... all thanks to Chaos! And to thank you guys for battling alongside us as we take down the Champion of Chaos and begin the trek towards the next main storyline, we have a DOUBLE Rep, XP, CP, and Gold boost going on all weekend long!*

* Server boost suggested by your fellow hero Zoraith! (What a generous guy! /cheer)


Tags: Alina

 

August 26, 2014

Friday: 13 Lords of Chaos Finale

The Queen of Monsters Rises!

Journey into the Realm of Chaos to confront the Queen of Monsters and face all 13 Lords of Chaos one last time… as the world begins to shatter around you! There is only one thing you can do to save your home and the people who depend on you: defeat Drakath and confine the Queen of Monsters to the Chaos Realm for another millenium! The fate of the world rests on the single, most important choice you will EVER make, Hero!

What will YOU Do When the Queen Rises?!

Friday: GryphonRider Limited Quantity Sets!

For the first time EVER in AQW's history, we're able to release 4-legged mount armors! Starting this Friday, August 29th, at 10:30 AM server time, head to our Limited Quantity Set page to grab one of these insur-MOUNT-ably awesome sets! Each set also comes with a unique badge in your Book of Lore! Watch for more preview art of the weapons, helms, and female armors tomorrow (and maybe a movie showing the flying!)

Get all the details and the most up-to-date quantities and prices in this Design Notes!

DOUBLE Rep, Class Points, XP, and Gold This Weekend!

This is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and we want to make sure that since you're here for it, you get the MOST we can give you! So, beginning this Friday at 10:30 AM (same time as the LQS starts!), all servers will get double the rep, gold, XP, and Class Points... ALL WEEKEND!


Tags: Alina

 

August 27, 2014

Limited Quantity Mount Sets

Rare Collectors... It's Time To FLY!

For the first time EVER in AQW's history, we're able to release 4-legged mount armors, and we're giving those who like collecting rare gear the first crack* at grabbing one of these one-of-kind shining trophies that only a select few will possess!

Starting this Friday, August 29th, at 10:30 AM server time, head to our Limited Quantity Set page to grab one of these insur-MOUNT-ably awesome sets! Each set also comes with a unique badge in your Book of Lore! Watch for more preview art of the weapons, helms, and female armors tomorrow (and maybe a movie showing the flying!)

Introducing: The GryphonRiders!

This elite mounted legion of the Dragon Khan's army will reach our area this Friday, August 29th! You'll be able to find out more information on them in Battleon, as well as a link to the Limited Quantity Set website where you can purchase the set!

Walking and flying versions sold separately.

Shadowscythe Gryphon 

  • Price: 1,500 ACs
  • Quantity: 7,500 sets
  • Initial stock: 3,500 sets
  • Restock amount: 800 sets (per restock)
  • Includes 2 armors*, 2 helms, 1 weapon, 1 cape, which do 10% more damage against dragons and gives extra XP!
  • Set comes with 1 flying mount armor and 1 regular human armor.

Shadowscythe GryphonRider 

  • Price: 150,000 gold 
  • Quantity: 15,000 sets
  • Initial stock: 10,000 sets
  • Restock amount: 1,000 sets (per restock)
  • Includes 2 armors, 2 helms, 1 weapon, 1 cape which do 10% more damage against dragons and gives extra XP!
  • Set comes with 1 walking mount armor and 1 regular human armor.
  • If you have EVER purchased a membership for your AQW account, you will be able to unlock this shop for gold.


Walking and flying versions sold separately.

Dread Leopard Gryphon 

  • Price: 1,000 ACs
  • Quantity: 5,000 sets
  • Initial stock: 3,500 sets
  • Restock amount: 300 sets (per restock)
  • Includes 2 armors, 2 helms, 1 weapon, 1 cape which do 10% more damage against dragons and gives extra Rep!
  • Set comes with 1 flying mount armor and 1 regular human armor.

Dread Leopard GryphonRider 

  • Price: 150,000 gold 
  • Quantity: 15,000 sets
  • Initial stock: 10,000 sets
  • Restock amount: 1,000 sets (per restock)
  • Includes 2 armors, 2 helms, 1 weapon, 1 cape which do 10% more damage against dragons and gives extra Rep!
  • Set comes with 1 walking mount armor and 1 regular human armor.
  • If you have EVER purchased a membership for your AQW account, you will be able to unlock this shop for gold!

Bright Gryphon (Flying)

  • Price: 1,500 ACs
  • Quantity: 7,500 sets
  • Initial stock: 3,500 sets
  • Restock amount: 800 sets (per restock)
  • Includes 1 armor, 2 helms and 2 capes, which do 10% more damage against Undead monsters and gives extra Gold!
  • This gryphon is a flying mount.

Walking and flying versions sold separately.

Bright GryphonRider 

  • Price: 150,000 gold 
  • Quantity: 15,000 sets
  • Initial stock: 10,000 sets
  • Restock amount: 1,000 sets (per restock)
  • Includes 1 armor, 2 helms, and 2 capes, which do 10% more damage against Undead monsters and gives extra Gold!
  • This gryphon is a walking mount.
  • If you have EVER purchased a membership for your AQW account, you will be able to unlock this shop for gold!

GryphonRider Guards

  • Price: 150,000 gold 
  • Quantity: 30,000 sets
  • Initial stock: 15,000 sets
  • Restock amount: 3,000 sets (per restock)

  • Includes two armors and helms: Dread and Shadowscythe GryphonRiders, which do 10% more damage against Human monsters and give extra Class Points!
  • This set is available for EVERYONE to purchase!

Limited Quantity Set Restock Schedule

The Gryphon LQS opens at 10:30 AM this Friday, August 29th! (That is mid-morning, server time.) Not sure when that is in your part of the world? Here's a timezone converter to make setting your alarm easier!

  1. 10:30 AM Friday
  2. 8:30 PM Friday
  3. 6:30 AM Saturday
  4. 4:30 PM Saturday
  5. 2:30 AM Sunday
  6. 12:30 PM Sunday

How Do Limited Quantity Sets Work?

  1. Log into a special LQS webpage on AQ.com 
  2. Purchase the set using either ACs or gold (if you have EVER upgraded your account, you can purchase the Legend sets for gold!)
  3. Log into AQW and find your set badge in the Book of Lore (no character page badge attached.)

Note: Item quantities will restock throughout the weekend so that everyone gets a fair chance at the gear. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

  • Will there be enough items for everyone? No, but with multiple restocks your changes of getting an item are pretty good... as long as you keep an eye on your clock and don't miss the restock!
  • Will item quantities update automatically? No, but once you purchase an item from the shop or revisit the page, you'll see an updated amount. 
  • If a set doesn't sell out right away, will the restock amount roll over? Yes. The next restock amount will always be added to the previous amount of gear. Gear not sold before a restock will remain in the shop.
  • Will the items be 0 ACs? All items sold in the LQSets will be 0 ACs, so you can keep them in your bank for free, forever!
  • Do I have to be a Legend to buy the Legend-only sets? You do not need to have an active upgrade to purchase the Legend sets, as long as you have upgraded your account at any time in the past!

Find examples of the web page's layout on our Limited Quantity Set FAQ page

*We WILL do more mount armors in the future, so do not worry if you miss out on these for some reason!
** Price and quantity adjustments were added at 10AM on August 26, 2014 


Tags: Limited Quantity Sets Alina

 

Update Maker

August 23, 2014

Finale Release Part 1 Update

Chaos Takes Control, Part 2 This Coming Week

Last night, we released the first part of the Chaos Saga Finale... and Chaos has reigned since then!* This release was one of the biggest we had EVER worked on, with 17 cutscenes in 23 places over 6 maps (that is over a month's worth of normal release content)!

Though we worked on this for a full 2 weeks, and a number of you guys were able to finish the release, many more were not due to a quest complete timing issue.** This issue looked to be fixed in testing, but upon hitting the servers under load, we saw it reappear... and for that I apologize.

We have added in new code that should fix the issue. Testers are confirming that this weekend, and Monday we will add it to Sir Ver so that Legends can help us confirm it under heavier server load. If all goes well, we will add it to all other servers next.

Until then, this weekend, you can play through the first of four Chaos endings in the /dragonbattle map if:

  • You've chosen your Chaos Lord form in Mount DoomSkull
  • Watched the first cutscene in the /shadowattack map
  • You've watched the first cutscene when you /join confrontation

Those who did finish the release will be able to quest for Drakath's Armor later tonight, when we remove the Wheels of Doom and Destiny.

Drakath's Armor Quest

This is hands-down the HARDEST quest in-game, and word is starting to spread about what it requires! It will only take you 13 days to complete IF you already have some of the most valuable items in-game. This is absolutely end-game content, for those people who have finished all of the storylines and want a new, more challenging goal to complete.

Wheels of Doom and Destiny Leave Tonight

Shortly before midnight server time, the Wheels of Doom and Destiny will be removed from the game. The merge shops will remain, as previously announced.

* When we called this the Summer of Chaos, I did not think we were literally predicting it!
** This is the same type of problem that makes it difficult for some people to complete the Voltaire quests in the /saloon map, and can quickly become a complex one to fix.


Tags: Alina

 

Rare Maker

August 22, 2014

Chaos Champion Prime Set

Live in the Finale Rares Shop Tonight!

Announcing the Chaos Champion Prime set! We want this to be one of the BIGGEST, BEST releases ever, and that means souvenirs that will make you really stand out as you conquer Mount Doomskull!

Tonight, grab the limited-time rare Prime Chaos Orb in the Rares shop for 5000 AdventureCoins to unlock a shop with:

  • Chaos Champion Prime Armor
  • Chaos Champion Prime Class (Chaos Slayer Skills with Chaos Prime art)
  • Chaos Champion Prime Wings 
  • Chaos Champion Prime Furled Wings
  • Chaos Champion Prime Blade
  • Chaos Champion Prime Helm 
  • Original Drakath Wings* 
  • Original Drakath Blade* 
  • Original Drakath Helm* 
  • All 4 (0 AC) 13th Lord of Chaos pets**

* These items will also be available from the boss fights as low item drops, or you can get them in the Chaos Champion Prime set.
** These items (with animations) will also be available from the Rares shop as Legend-only versions, or you can get the non-animated ones from the Chaos Champion Prime set.

Note: The Chaos Champion Prime Orb cannot be sold back until mid-September, when the other Chaos Finale Rares leave. Once the rares leave, it will turn into a floating, glowing Chaos Orb cape.


Tags: Alina

 

Chaos Maker

August 21, 2014

Countdown to Chaos

Chaos Saga Pre-Finale Play-by-Play!

It's the morning we've been waiting for for over 5 years: the Final Battle against Drakath! We will be updating these Design Notes until the relese is live so you can live the hours leading up to the release alongside us. We are pushing to make sure that this release is as INSANELY AWESOME as we have been planning!

2:00 AM Release Update

This weekend, the finale hub and the first of four finale maps releases! Fight your way through /dragonbattle, taking on Drakath and his chaos minions! We will be reviewing the other three maps to see what is causing issues for people.

1:30 AM: Bug hunting continues after sleep.
There is a pretty big issue that we cannot reproduce on test or player accounts. The team is heading to bed. We will resume investigating the bug after some sleep. I will post Design Notes in the morning with more updates.

8:08 PM: MASSIVE Chaos Coming at you!
We are still running through the release and story order. With 6 maps and 17 cutscenes in 23 places, this is a pretty big puzzle, but Chaos will NOT triumph! We've got lists and google docs and determination... and you guys by our side!

7:16 PM: Cutscenes are DONE!
Ghost has done more in the last two weeks that in over 2 MONTHS of releases! He worked his ectoplassm off, and now he's ready to fade into the aether for a while to recharge his batteries! That means the designers are making sure everything's in order and testers are trying their hardest to break things (and succeeding!). We are making progress, but it may be a late one!
 

6:20 PM: Chaos Champion Prime Set is live!

While you wait for the finale to release, we've rolled out the Chaos Champion Prime set! Purchase the Chaos Prime Orb in the Chaos Rares shop to open the Chaos Champion Prime set in your game menu! 

ALL OF THE TESTING AND BUGS AND FIXES ARE HAPPENING NOW!!! OH MY GRAVELYN!

3:48 PM - Chaos Conquers One More
Zoshi just messaged: "So, Flash had an unexpected exception error. My Chaos weapon's gone. And the temp file was saved over. So... Back to the BeastMaster Class armor?"
Drakath: I am calling you out! You will NOT get away with this!!! 

3:45 PM - Drakath Attacks Arklen HARDER!
There is ALWAYS some unplanned catastrophe when we do these big events... and this time, Chaos is having a ton of fun! Arklen just messaged: "Ok, maybe it wasn't the battery. Now the keyboard doesn't respond at all." Time for backup plans!

3:22 PM - Drakath Attacks Arklen!
I just got a message from Arklen: "My keyboard battery just died. BRB. (Yay for mobile Skype!)
/Fistshake at Drakath! 

3:15 PM - Cutscene Progress Check!
Ghost and I just went over the last, BIGGEST cutscene of the release, seeing how much time all the animations would take. We changed some of the script, or it would have taken until Monday but... I think we just made it MORE awesome!

2:30 PM - New Art Arrives!
Blade turned in his contribution. The filename is "ChunkiesAndSmear." Reactions around the Lab are:
Cysero: Ew.
Geopetal: That. Is. AMAZING!  
Alina: There is no emoticon for the things I am feeling right now.
Galanoth: Oh no, LOL!  

1:30 PM - GIANT Bug-fixing!
We found a bug... time to go make a shrinking potion! And Blade is contributing to the release in his own, VERY special way!

1:00 PM - Testing the UltraDrakath Battle!
Gjappy, Tenzan, Asuka and I need more help! Good thing Stratos has been reading through the new tester applications! 

Your Chaorrupter Unlocked Blade is morphing... to target Drakath! It seeks the blood of the Chaos Champion!

12:15 PM - Ghost Rocking The Cutscenes!!
Ghost: 
So the player (spoiler) while (spoiler) is probably the coolest scene I've animated.
Alina: You made the player do WHAT?!?!!

12:00 PM - Bugs... BE GONE!
Yorumi tagged in on the bug fixing while Arklen gets some more sleep. He's knocked out the biggest bugs and is working on cutscene and sound issues now!

Across the hall, I can see Artix imitating a fish while planking on his desk. I am not sure what is going on there. I do not think I want to know! This. Is. CHAOS!

11:00 AM - Artix Arrives!
And is immediately hauled off by Cysero, Zhoom, Rolith, and Yergen to give input on the secret project. From down the hall, we hear:
Artix: Drakath! I am coming for YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!

10:30 AM
Memet, J6, Sora, Zoshi, Laken, Vokun, and Wonderp all signed on and checked in! (They are our offsite devs). 
J6: The time has come. 
Memet:
 
We are ready to SLAY this bad boy! I'll be the last nightmare he ever sees!
Wonderpbread: I made you some toast to give energy... but I eated it. How do cookies sound?

10:20 AM
We are AWAKE, ALIVE, and WAY overcaffienated! That means it's time to get. This. STARTED! More and more members of the AQW team are starting to report in.
Alina: Let's DO THIS THING! /cheer
Artix:
 
I am drawing a bath for my baby! I will be with you in spirit... until I am there in person to help!!! 
Yorumi: 'Mornin'. So... we live yet? No. Alright then. Time to rock this out!

8:00 AM
Reens checking in! 
Reens:
 
Cappucino Overdrive... ENGAGED!

7:00 AM
Ghost is online and crossing the streams to get ALL the energy!
Ghost: 
Got so much coffee in me everything is moving slow. I am pretty sure this is how Neo sees the matrix.
Check out the soundtrack Ghost made for you to play while we work today!

3:15 AM
The kiwibird burned down the bush. The otter's in the well. And I am off to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX - Arklen 

(Those were probably supposed to be Z's. - Alina)

2:20 AM
The event hub map is 80% ready to go. The Final Battle map is go. Arklen's booking on the rest of the battle maps. (Gotta love templates!)

Chaos does not know the meaning of sleep!

Time to pass the baton over to Arklen and the testers and get some sleep before tomorrow! Those of us who work at the Lab need to be awake and back there again in OH NO SO LITTLE TIME to go to - ZZZZZZZ

2:00 AM
Arklen's resolved a bug with the Drakath boss health. I've entered a hyperaware map-building state where the bugs are betraying each other and fixing themselves. #CHAOSreigns

1:45 AM
Time to reveal the one of the 7 items you'll need to turn-in for the Drakath's Armor quest! (You will not find out all of them until you've completed the ENTIRE release!) The first item is... some number of Treasure Chests! These have a chance to drop when you kill ANY monster in-game! If you haven't been collecting them, now's the time to start!

1:30 AM 
Testers say that the first of 5 battle maps is READY TO GO! Arklen (the map coder) looked up and said "kiwipants" which I am interpretting as "Burning that night oil, gona be a doosy," or "GIVE ME MORE COFFEEEEEEEE!!!!"

Preview of the event menu

12:00 AM 
Testing of the /FinalBattle and /Confrontation maps is well underway. Current bug count: 1 (massive dracolich monsters)

 

Keep an eye on this post for more details about tonight's release! Right now, I've got to go help the testers!

Chaos Champion Prime Set!

Find out how to get all 12 items in this once-in-a-lifetime set tonight in Chaos Champion Prime Design Notes post below!


Tags: Alina

 

Question Maker

August 20, 2014

Cast of Chaos Characters

Many will stand with you. More will stand against you!

This Friday, learn who your true allies are in the battle against chaos! And remember, what has been Chaorrupted is not always lost...

When you ressurect this weekend, the first thing you'll do is select the who your guide out of the Underworld will be.

And that choice will determine how the coming battles play out! Each of four endings is based on the choice you make at the very start of your adventure. AND determines who lives... and who dies. All the endings have pre-requisites, so make sure you have completed as much of the core (and side storylines, like Doomwood), as possible!

Also happening this weekend:

  • The Chaos Champion Prime armor set arrives in the Chaos Rares shop!
  • Nulgath's Rares and Diamond Merge shops get updated with the Time Lady/Gentleman set, the Dire Monk, and more!
  • The Wheels of Doom and Destiny leave THIS SATURDAY! This is your LAST CHANCE to use your Fortune Tickets to get item drops!

PS: The hunt for Gjappy's birthday weapons is ON! (Wish him a happy birthday on Twitter, then battle the DoomKitten and Frankenwerepyre for a chance to get his birthday gifts to you!)


Tags: Alina

 

Speculation Maker

August 19, 2014

Days Before The Final Attack...

The World Waits to For Its Destruction... Or Salvation!

As the warriors of Chaos clash with the gathered army led by Empress Gravelyn, the rest of the world battles to stay alive as Chaos ravages their homelands. Mountains shake and seas begin to boil as the Chosen One prepares to return.

While miles above the pits of brimstone and fire surrounding your Hero, Empress Gravelyn's life hangs in the Balance. Literally!

YOU are the only person who can save her! This is a battle only you can win. EVERYTHING depends on the fights you survive and the choices you make. Drakath, the Champion of Chaos, has a message for you, Hero:

There is no end... ONLY CHAOS!

Will you prove him wrong?


Tags: Alina

 

Ice Bucket Challenge Maker

August 19, 2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

AE takes the plunge for a good cause

If you have been on the internet lately, you've probably seen the explosion of Ice Bucket Challenge videos popping up. Maybe you've been challenged, too! A few days ago, Artix was was called out by Short Sleeve Sampson (from WWE and Micro-Championship Wrestling), as well as several of our friends and players on social media, to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. But you know us... when ONE member of the AE team is challenged, we ALL are!

Cyser(OH NO!) challenges you!

So, in the name of an excellent cause, we joined the effort to raise awareness for ALS (aka Lou Gherig's disease) by gathering the bravest, most water-resistant team members to take the plunge. We are also making a donation at www.ALSA.org! AND to keep the word of mouth spreading, we challenged three MORE game companies... but to find out who, you'll need to watch the video!

What is Lou Gherig's Disease?

ALS is otherwise known as Lou Gherig’s Disease and this challenge is all about increasing awareness of this disease. You've seen this a lot online lately and some people are saying that it's just a viral publicity stunt and they are RIGHT!

Thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge, more people than ever before are aware of ALS and the ALS Association has blown fundraising goals out of the water...

ICE WATER!!!!

But seriously. Go Google "ALS" or head to www.ALSA.org to find out more information or additional ways you can help.


Tags: Alina Ice Bucket Challenge

 

August 18, 2014

Friday: The Final Battle

Defeat the Champion of Chaos to Save the World!

This weekend, the Final Battle against Drakath BEGINS! The time has come to face Drakath… and END Chaos’ reign upon Lore once and for all. Face Drakath and his minions in a multi-stage boss fight which will leave your world scarred but, if you succeed, FREE from the Champion of Chaos and the Queen of Monsters!

The Champion of Chaos is waiting... for YOU!*

* Pictured above is the Chaos Champion Prime armor, available in the Rares shop.

Prepare to face Drakath: Make Sure You're Caught Up!

And the best way to do THAT is having played through this summer's Chaos finale (guide here)! If you don't have time for that this week, there are a couple things you MUST do before being allowed entry into the Confrontation map.

Spoilers ahead!!! 

  1. Battle to the top of Mount DoomSkull (or use the skip if you're a Legend)
  2. Select a Chaos Lord form 
  3. Face the Champion of Chaos when you /join Drakathfight
  4. Help Gravelyn raise Shadowfall when you /join shadowrise and 
  5. /Join Shadowattack and watch the opening cutscene 

Then, and ONLY then will you be ready to begin the final battle! And here's a sneak peek at what it entails:

  • Multi-stage boss fight against Drakath and his minions in a solo map
  • 5 maps to battle through, each with its own ending
  • 17 total cutscenes 
  • Long-unanswered questions and the fate of several Chaos Lords will be revealed
  • An ultra map against Drakath balanced for your whole guild or party
  • The HARDEST QUEST EVER... which will reward you with Drakath's armor (you will also be able to get the other Drakath gear, but not in THIS quest.)

NEXT week, you'll play through the conclusion to the 13 Lords of Chaos Saga... and THEN we will begin preparing for the NEXT main saga. But first you've got to take down the Champion of Chaos! /cheer

Reminder: AQWorlds is NOT ending after the 13 Lords of Chaos storyline! Geopetal has already written the first 4 weeks of the NEXT storyline which we are calling

NO SPOILERS! You're getting as bad as Artix! - geopetal

This is the Battle of a Lifetime!

The story of AQW's 13 Lords of Chaos finale is one Artix has written over and over in his head for the last SIX YEARS! The ideas for it have been in his head and in his heart since before the game began. This is the story of his lifetime, and ours, and hopefully... yours!

I still remember the day I was driving home, and he called to tell me the TRUE identity of the 13th Lord of Chaos. I was so excited to start building the finale that I almost turned right back around (and would have, if two semi-trucks did not have my little blue Fiesta blocked in).

Many of you know by now what that identity is, but some of you don't. I hope you are as excited as I was when you /join Drakathfight and learn who you have been, are, and will be in the world of Lore!Because what you've learned about your hero character - and what they have done during their lifetimes - is something that NONE of our other games have revealed.

The actions you take in this upcoming release will show that you are truly worthy of the powers you have come to wield. But just what those actions are... ah, now THAT is a reason to log in this Friday!


Tags: Alina

 

Reminder Maker

August 18, 2014

Wheel of Doom Leaves Saturday

Wheels of Doom and Destiny Leave in 5 Days!

After a year of taking chances, daring fate, and risking DOOM... the Carnival of Fortune is closing its gates this Saturday, August 23rd! This is your last chance to use your Fortune Tickets to get drops from the Wheels of Doom and Destiny. 


Why are we closing them now, you ask? Good question. The Wheels were always controversial, but many of you guys enjoyed taking a chance to get exclusive items, and hunting for that elusive Ultimate Item of Donated Awesomeness. We thought that was a pretty cool idea, too! 


Dark ExoSuit Binsuko

Once the Wheels leave, we plan to have the new Daily Login system give mega-extra bonuses to Legends, but will also give free players a more reliable means of getting in-game rewards. 

Important Details

  • Once the Wheels leave, you will NOT be able to turn in your free Spin Tickets. Use them BEFORE the Wheels leave Saturday night.
  • If you receive the UIoDA before the Wheels leave, you WILL still get your item, even if it is awarded after Saturday.
  • The Doom and Destiny merge shops will remain in-game and available for those who still have Fortune Potions to spend in them. 
  • Fortune Potions (under that name or a new one) will be availble in the near future so people can get gear from the merge shops.
  • The Dark ExoSuit Binsuko leave Saturday. The Infernal Warrior gear will leave when the Infernal Caladbolg does, next month.


Tags: Alina

 
 


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