Design Notes

February 06, 2016

Super Bowl Punt Twilly Challenge

The Superbowl Special Event is LIVE!

It's the biggest American Football game of the year! On Lore, the Broncoliches (what the real world knows as the Seahawks and the Broncos) are facing off against the ShadowCats (relative newcomers on the Lorian football scene)*! The Superbowl halftime show is happening NOW... and so will our special event! 

When you've had your fill of watching Bruno Mars rock the stadium, log in and head to Battleon for our once-a-year PUNT TWILLY minigame! And don't miss the 2016 Superbowl Rare Gear - the Battle Mars Helm (in honor of Bruno Mars' performance) and the Cold Playa armor (to commemorate ColdPlay's appearance)!

* Though they are the Legion's favorite team thanks to their official colors of black and blue!


Two of Lore's greatest teams go head-to-horc!

Come join the PUNT map to celebrate this day and these two super-teams with the Broncolich and Shadowcat armors, plus the return of other seasonal favorites like the Spiked Pigskin and the Moglin Ref pet! Don't forget that this is the ONLY time of year that you will be able to get the Moglin Punter Character Page Achievement Badge and all you have to do is kick Twilly the full 100 yards!

No matter who wins, we hope you enjoy the Superbowl!

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February 05, 2016

February 2016 Rare Gear

Don't Miss These Rare Holiday Event Items!

It’s double the festival fun and twice the number holiday exclusive items as we celebrate Carnaval AND Yokai New Year this week! 

Filled with member-only items and gear for AdventureCoins, the shop includes:

  • Fiery Fenix Armor
  • 2 Fiery Fenix Helms
  • Fiery Fenix Armblades
  • Fiery Fenix Plumes Cape
  • Oni to Kijo Armor
  • 5 Oni Helms
  • 4 different Oni weapons
  • 2 capes: Oni Rune Cape and Floating Oni Cape
  • the Lucky Red Monkey Babies pet

Next week, the February Rare Gear shop will get all new 2016 Hero's Heart Day Rare items, too! Find the shop in your game menu until Monday, February 29th!

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February 05, 2016

Double Festival WEEKEND!

This weekend: Carnaval, Yokai New Year, AND the Superbowl!

Carnaval and Yokai New Year are some of my most favorite events of the year -- I love the colors and how the story releases center around wicked /parties... and THIS year we've got a heaping helping of parties AND problems that only YOU can solve!*

Starting tonight, log in and /join terradefesta to begin the War of the Festivals! Talk to Samba to begin your quests, then get ready to untangle a knot of misdirection, mayhem, and SUPER-DEADLY yokai as Fausto and Lenjing fight to have you help THEIR events reign supreme!

You can also replay our previous Carnaval and Yokai New Year events starting tonight, too, plus get the returning seasonal rare gear from Frevo's shop in /terradefesta or Cysero in /carnaval.

* including a 2-stage boss with fight member-only and free player armor set drops!

Carnaval and Yokai Rewards 

And you know who likes to /party? WE DO! Head to the /parades map to see this year's new reward gear, available from the merge shop or as boss drops! 

Gong Xi Fa Cai -- happy Year of the Monkey! If you celebrate Chinese New Year, we hope your red envelopes are filled with happiness and luck (and some sweet loot, too)!

And don't miss the gear from our February Rares Shop! Get all the details and item previews in this Design Notes post: "February Rares Shop"! 

Also Happening This Weekend: Server Boost and Superbowl!

Like the sub-title said, this weekend we've got a Class Points server boost happening to help you CRUSH the enemy with your new StoneCrusher Class! (And if there's any other classes you've wanted to rank up, now's the time to get in and battle on!)

Starting tonight, the member-only Sir Ver server will have a DOUBLE Class Points Boost! All other servers will get a 15% boost to class points, ending Monday, February 8th.

Make sure you log on this Sunday for the Superbowl Half-time Show, the Punt Twilly Challenge, and all-new rare gear!

Gear Leaving Soon!

  • Friday, February 12: Assassin's Commander Limited Time Shop
  • Friday, February 19: Knight Commander gear from AdventureCoin and Membership packages!
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February 04, 2016

NEW Treasure Chest Drops

Get Ready for Sunday's Lore Bowl Half-time Event!

We just released all-new gear in Twilly's Treasure Chests to help you get your game face on! Turn in Treasure Chests and Treasure Chest Keys to Twilly in Battleon for a chance to get the Game On Ref gear!

Have You Found A Treasure Chest Yet?

There is a small chance to get a mysterious Treasure Chest as a reward drop when you battle ANY monster in-game. Have you found one yet?

Treasure chests are a fun and completly random addition to the game. These chests have a less than 1% chance of dropping from ANY monster in the entire game. Each one contains one of over 130 (and the number will keep growing*) Epic Items that you can't get anywhere else! 

* We will begin updating the treasure chest rewards again on a regular basis, so if you've already collected all the gear... get ready to unlock more in the near future!

All of the items are 0 AC so you can store them for free, all of the items are non-member so you can use them forever!

There's just one problem. You can't open the Treasure Chests without a Magic Key. The good news is that Twilly (the little red Moglin in Battleon) has a few extras and will happily sell you one for 200 ACs and open your chest for you.

If you don't have a lot of spare ACs, you can always do some AEXtras to get some quick AdventureCoins, and if you don't feel like doing that, just sell the Treasure Chest! Each one is worth 1,500 GOLD!

MEMBER PERK! 

Once again, AQW membership gives you even more of the best of AQW. Every Member gets 2 Free Magic Keys EVERY MONTH from Twilly. Since the keys are worth 200 ACs, that means that it will be possible for Members to sell them and get ACs from the game, too!

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February 02, 2016

Hero's Heart Day Returns Next Friday

The Time for LOVE and Battles is Almost Here Again!

Next Friday, Log in and /join love to start playing through all of our past Heroes Heart Day content. Then get your heart set on conquering this year's NEW Hero's Heart Day release: fight to free Lore from an emotional puppet-master playing with the minds (and emotions) of your friends and battle companions! 

The Love map goes live next Friday, along with all of our returning Heroes Heart Day seasonal rares! And don't forget to help J6 and Mia the Mer'Angel in /lovescurse - that map is available all year long, but isn't this the best time to revisit it?

PLUS get DOUBLE Exp and Reputation during our Weekend of LOVE! 

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February 02, 2016

February Rare Gear Shop

Limited Time Holiday Rares Arrive Friday!!

It’s double the festival fun and twice the holiday exclusive items: This week, the Carnaval and Yokai New Year rare items arrive! Find the February Rare Gear shop in your game menu until Monday, February 29th! 

All Your Rare Shop Items in ONE Place!

To make it easier for all our rare-hunters to see what limited-time items we're offering each month, we're centralizing the "rare gear" location! From here on out, you'll find all the event rare gear in ONE place: [Month Name] Rares Shop in your game menu.

This month, look for the following limited-time items:

  • Carnaval gear
  • Yokai New Year gear
  • Hero's Heart Day gear
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February 02, 2016

Groundhorc's Day 2016!

Special One-Day Only Event!

Happy Groundhog Day! One this day every year, Philip, the weather predicting groundhog pops his head out of his hole and peers around. If he comes out to play, then spring is here! If he sees his shadow and vanishes back into his warm, cozy burrow than we know that we are in for SIX MORE WEEKS of winter! But GOOD NEWS! This year, he did NOT see his shadow, so spring should be just around the corner!

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Groundhorc's Day Seasonal Rares!

I'm not a fan of the cold. Actually I kind of hate it. Actually I really hate it. Actually, I'd beat snow up if I could. But if there is one person who HATES winter more than I do, it's General Porcon over in the Horc Fort (you can see it on the greenguard map).

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General Porcon!

He has taken it upon himself to kidnap Philip in a desperate attempt to end winter. What he doesn't understand is that if Philip doesn't get to look at his shadow then winter will NEVER end!

Talk to Phil in Battleon and accept the Groundhorc's Day quest to save Phillip and you will recieve at least 1 (possibly all three) of the Groundhorc's Day 1-Day-Only Seasonal Rares!

The clock is ticking on a lot of things: Nulgath's Birthday Shop leaves Friday, the Assassin Commander Limited Time Shop leaves next week, and in exactly ONE MONTH, Dage's birthday shop arrives! AND this Sunday is the Superbowl halftime Shop and Punt map (with special rares to celebrate the Colts and Saints), and the first episode of the last season of Lost is on tonight!

That's a LOT of stuff!

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January 29, 2016

Brightoak Grove Finale Rewards

TONS of New Gear to Celebrate the Finale

To celebrate the finale of the latest Queen of Monsters Saga, we've got a TON of new gear for you to buy, unlock, or farm for! Check out the new StoneCrusher Class, new gear in the Brightoak Rep and Gear shops, plus permanent and rare monster drops from this weekend's boss monsters!

Ravinos' Brightoak Rep Shop Update!

Ravinos in Brightoak is so grateful for all the help you've given that he's stocked up the Rep Shop with a backpack full of new gear for you to unlock!

  • Brightoak Poison Sword and Pike 
  • Tainted Druid armor set 
  • Mystical Wand
  • Corrupt Forest Fairy armor set* 
  • Earth Titan Pet
  • Rep versions of the Arcane StoneCrusher armor set 

*This is the first gear done by our newest assistant artist, Neihi! /cheer


Lapis' Brightoak Gear Shop Update!

Lapis in Brightoak has some sweet NEW gear for you, even though her home is up in flames (she is so dedicated)! In addition to the AC version of the StoneCrusher Class, she's also got:

  • AdventureCoin versions of the Arcane StoneCrusher armor set
  • Wand of Patronum
  • Helms of Patronum 
  • Brightoak Raven Sword

Rare Boss Drops

  • Nevanna Armor and Helms
  • Brightoak Raven Scythe
  • Brightoak Raven Armblades

 

Permanent monster drops:

  • The member-only General Nevanna armor and helms drop from the General Nevanna boss. 
  • The 0 AC Earth Titan pet drops from the Gaiazor boss.  
  • Wisterrora's Reach and Claw polearms drop from Wisterrora 

These items will NOT go rare, so if you don't get it right away, fear not! You'll have all the time you need to battle for it. 

Class Merge Shop

You can unlock the StoneCrusher Class immediately for 2000 ACs from the Class Shop in your game menu or by talking to Lapis in Brightoak! If you want to EARN the class, you can unlock the rep version from the class Merge Shop at Ravinos.

To unlock it, combine the Earth's Song Token (requires rank 10 Mythsong) with the Shaman Armor (requires Rank 10 Arcangrove). To equip the class, you'll need Rank 10 Brightoak!

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January 26, 2016

2.5.15: Carnaval + Yokai New Year DOUBLE Release

When two festivals collide, it'll be up to you to save the /party!

Laken - one of AQW's most wickedly-Good artists - just sent me the concept art for next week's boss monster!* The Oni is floating up from behind the host (man, I would NOT want to have him looking over my shoulder!), and will attack with infernal ferociousness NEXT Friday as we launch the first-ever DOUBLE Carnaval / Yokai New Year holiday release**!

* All in favor of making the floating Oni an equippable cape, /cheer!

** Almost the entire art team will be working on this release! Written by the combo-team of Memet and Ergotth with art from J6, Blade, Tana, and Neihi... this will be TWO festivals to remember!

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January 25, 2016

Level Up the Silver Blade of Victory

The AQ3D Backer Quest Reward... IS READY!

Back in November, we asked you to share our AQ3D Kickstarter announcement post on Facebook and retweet Artix's AQ3D Kickstarter announcement tweet. The reward for completing this quest was to unlock a FREE SWORD from Dage the Evil for EVERYONE! And the more we surpassed the goal, the BIGGER the reward would get! 

You guys WAY outdid yourselves! We knew you could beat the quest, but you BLASTED through the challenge -- so Dage put stylus to monitor and gave you a great reward to unlock... then made it better... then made it darker AND brighter... then made it EVEN DARKER AND EVEN BRIGHTER! 

So now, the choice is yours -- grab Silver Victory Blade from the treasure chest in Battleon, then begin questing to evolve it!

How to level up the Silver Blade of Victory

  1. Get a free Silver Victory Blade from the Chest in Battleon.
  2. Complete the "Blade Enchantment Quest" to get Enchantment Rune.
  3. Combine the Silver Victory Blade and Enchantment Rune to unlock Enchanted Victory Blade.
  4. Complete the "Alignment Quest: Light or Dark?" quest to choose a Dark Aura Gem or Bright Aura Gem. 
  5. Combine either the Dark Aura Gem or Bright Aura Gem with the Enchanted Victory Blade to unlock the "Enchanted Shadow Blade" or "Enchanted Mana Blade."
  6. Complete the "Choose: Despair... or Glory?" quest to unlock the Amulet of Despair or the Amulet of Glory.
  7. Combine Amulet of Despaire with Enchanted Shadow Blade to unlock the Shadow Blade of Despair or combine the Amulet of Glory with the Enchanted Mana Blade to unlock the Arcane Blade of Glory.
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January 25, 2016

The Final Battle For Brightoak

The Queen of Monsters' Brightoak Saga Finale Starts Friday!

The final battle to defeat General Nevanna and save Brightoak from Gaiazor is here… The Queen’s corruption has completely infected the Grove, but it may not be too late for its people… or the Mana core! It’s up to you to save the day… and the world!

 

The Story so Far...

If you haven't begun the Queen of Monsters Saga in Brightoak Grove, now's your chance to get caught up!

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/Join Brightoak and talk to Ravinos to discover the threat that is attacking the Heart of the Grove... and what you can do to stop it! 

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Then head to Rivensylth to discover more about the General attacking the forest!

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Then battle through Elfhame to see what happens when General Nevanna raises an ancient forest guardian and commands it to attack!

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As we race to the finish in /Darkheart, take on Nevanna's army to prevent the rise of the ancient Earth Titan, Gaiazor!

/Cheer for All our January Birthdays

Today is Stratos and Captain Rhubarb's birthdays! /cheer! Find some pretty awesome birthday gear for them in the January Holiday Shop in your game menu until next Friday! And a little undead parrot told me AQWorlds' favorite Gypsy Goth Pirate musician, Voltaire, ALSO has a birthday this month! Happiest of birthdays to all of our other team members, heroes, robots, and organic lifeforms not otherwise specified with January birthdays/creation dates!

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January 28, 2016

The StoneCrusher Class Arrives Friday

CRUSH Your Enemies with the Brightoak Grove Saga Class!

The Brightoak Saga is rockin' towards its finale tomorrow, and with this weekend's story release, we ALSO have the new zone Class: StoneCrusher! Designed by Pisces, this magic-using, monster-smashing class is pretty wicked, and its strength is something you will NOT want to take for granite! 

StoneCrushers: Brightoak's Strongest Defenders!

Infuse the natural magic of the Shaman class with the power of mother earth herself, apply the tried and tested support aspects of Bard, and you have the ultimate class passed down through BrightOak Grove-- StoneCrusher. You’ll often find yourself heavily supporting the party, but anyone that thinks this class can’t pack a punch will find themselves between a rock and a hard place. Wizard enhancements work best, as most damage this class deals is magical; Spellbreaker could be used for more survivability, Healer is a good middle ground for survivability and damage, and Luck is always an option if you’d like your auto attack to crit more.

Read the full Class Skills Writeup here!

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February 01, 2016

TRIPLE Event Weekend + Server Boost

This weekend: Carnaval, Yokai New Year, AND the Superbowl!

Log in this weekend at www.AQ.com for our TRIPLE holiday release! Carnval vs Yokai Festival war on Friday, the Superbowl Half-Time Punt Twilly show on Sunday, and a Class Points boost ALL weekend long to help you rank up the new StoneCrusher Class that released last Friday!

Gear Leaving Soon!

  • This Friday: Nulgath 2016 birthday shop! This week is your LAST chance to get rare gear from this wickedly-awesome tribute shop celebrating Lore's favorite archfiend!
  • Friday, February 12: Assassin's Commander Limited Time Shop
  • Friday, February 19: Knight Commander gear from AdventureCoin and Membership packages!
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January 22, 2016

The Hunt for Greased Lightning... BEGINS!

Valencia the Treasure Hunter Needs you to Return to the Crash Site!

Valencia has heard whispers of an ancient time traveler's spaceship that crashed long ago on the old continent. Rumor says that the ship's captain collected valuable relics from throughout Lore's history, which Valencia hopes to find.

In particular, the ship is said to have carried the legendary Enchanted Rod of Greased Lightning, an artifact that increases the speed and dexterity of whoever holds it. Past explorers may have failed to find this magical relic, but Valencia won't – not with you at her side!


Once you've finished the release, check out Dwobo's Merge Shop! Battle to get Dwobo Coins and trade them in for sweet gear he's "borrowed" from the time-traveler's ship! Or get the Dwobo Bank pet right away for 2000 AdventureCoins!

Return to the Dwakel Crash Site

To begin tonight's NEW release, you'll need to journey back to an OLD fan-favorite map, the Dwakel Crash Site! /Join Crashsite to start the adventure and, if you've been with us for a while, enjoy reliving the memories!

The RustBucket, Protosartorium, and Enforcer CLASSES now have Armor versions, too! You'll find the armor version of the Rustbucket in Dwobo's merge shop in /crashruins. The armor versions of Protosartorium and Enforcer drop off their respective boss monsters.

Nulgath Birthday Quest Changes

We have been listening to your feedback on the Nulgath birthday farming quests since last Friday, and tonight we've updated several of them!

  • The 1v1 PVP Trophy Requirement on "Flow Like Blood" has been cut in half - it requires 10 now instead of 20. 
  • The Evolved Blood Orb pet quests have had their missing "Platinum Coin of Nulgath" requirements added on. 

These quests were intended to release with the coins, but their absence was missed last week. We've added them in to keep them (and the rewards they give) in line with the original items. I apologize for the oversight; to make it up to everyone who's farmed the requirements for them already, keep an eye on Nulgath's merge shop. We'll be creating a pet which will require the same items, so you'll be able to get THAT pretty easily!

Tags: Alina,
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January 20, 2016

BioBeasts is LIVE

Our newest mobile game is now available on iOS and Android App Stores!

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After many months of planning, development, blood, sweat, tears, coffee, and coffee tears, BioBeasts is LIVE on Android and iOS! Download and start smashing some bots NOW:

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Artix Entertainment and the BioBeasts team needs your support at this moment more than we ever have before! If you download and like the game (and we hope you do!), please help us spread the word and give us a 5-star rating on the Google Play and Apple App stores.

 

What Comes Next?

BioBeasts is live, but there’s still more to come! There are several features we hope to add to BioBeasts post-launch, and our Beta testers have done a great job offering up fresh ideas everyday in the tester G+ community. Here are some ideas we've heard from the community that we're considering for future BioBeasts updates:

  • NEW Beasts

  • NEW Mutations

  • NEW Enemy Types

  • Beast Challenges

  • Beast Upgrades

  • Endless Mode

  • Social Leaderboards


Like BioBeasts? Want to know more?

Following our development blog for the latest BioBeasts news:

BioBeasts Website

Follow @BioBeasts on Twitter:

BioBeasts Twitter

Become a fan of BioBeasts on Facebook:

BioBeasts Facebook

Watch our latest development videos:

BioBeasts Youtube

Join us on Google+:

BioBeasts Google+

Tags: Alina,
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January 18, 2016

BioBeasts Launch Date

After several months of rigorous development, BioBeasts is finally ready to erupt from its containment cell at the Underground Lab and escape to the iOS and Android App stores! We’re extremely excited and proud to officially announce the launch date:

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20, 2016

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Woah! Woah! What is this Bye-Oh-Beasts? I’m glad you asked! If you don't want to read the whole FAQBioBeasts a challenging new free single-player action game for Android and iOS! You are a powerful mutant beast battling through a terrifying laboratory run by merciless mechanical guards. Defend yourself against endless hordes of robots, lab defenses, and hulking bosses as you claw, bite, blast, and bash your way to freedom! Unlock new beasts with unique powers, and upgrade potent mutations to experiment with for endless variety!

Meet the Team

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BioBeasts was created mainly by the EpicDuel Team, but nearly everyone at Artix Entertainment had a hand in the project, whether it was contributing artwork, Unity expertise, testing, or simply helping us spread awareness!

Why BioBeasts?

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BioBeasts is nearly ready to launch, but we need your help for it to succeed! When we first started BioBeasts, we wanted a way to learn the ropes in Unity and mobile development while incorporating some familiar EpicDuel elements. We knew a huge multiplayer game was out of scope for such a project so we narrowed the focus of the project to an intense, challenging action game with surprising depth.

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Our goal with BioBeasts was to create a game that was a counterpoint to the current trend in mobile games that harkens back to a time when games focused on skill and reflexes. BioBeasts captures that classic feel of intense, old-school arcade games that could be understood in seconds, but took days to master. With BioBeasts, there aren’t any timers or energy systems or social gimmicks to interrupt or limit your play that have become so common in the mobile gaming generation. You can play as much as you want, whenever you want!

Bring the THUNDER!

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One of the biggest challenges new mobile games face is simply getting the word out! Fortunately, we have many tools at our disposal to extend our reach as far as possible. Did you know you can dedicate your own social media reach to support the BioBeasts game launch? It's super simple and 100% FREE:

Check out the Help Share BioBeasts campaign on ThunderClap

Select which social platforms you want to dedicate to the BioBeasts launch:

When the game is ready, we'll smash the GO button and our message will reach tons of players!

 

Like BioBeasts? Want to know more?

Following our development blog for the latest BioBeasts news:

BioBeasts Website

Follow @BioBeasts on Twitter:

BioBeasts Twitter

Become a fan of BioBeasts on Facebook:

BioBeasts Facebook

Watch our latest development videos:

BioBeasts Youtube

Join us on Google+:

BioBeasts Google+

Tags: Alina,
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January 13, 2016

Coming Soon: BioBeasts!

Did you know you can dedicate your social media reach to support the BioBeasts game launch? It's super simple:

  1. Check out the Help Share BioBeasts campaign on ThunderClap
  2. Select which social platforms you want to dedicate to the BioBeasts launch:
  3. When the game is ready, we'll smash the GO button and our message will reach tons of players!

Join our ThunderClap campaign now:

BioBeasts? Is that a new game?

You're absolutely right! BioBeasts is a new arcade-survival mobile game from the Epicduel team, coming soon to iOS and Android devices! Control, unlock, and mutate your beasts as you battle to break out of the robot-controlled laboratory. You can keep up to date with all the release news and previews on their website here!

What is ThunderClap?

Thunderclap is a crowd-speaking platform that can help BioBeasts be discovered by thousands of people. For every person that dedicates their social reach to our campaign, when we press the GO button, ThunderClap will blast out a Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr post from all of us, at the same time, creating a massive wave of attention!

Here's to an incredible 2016!

Tags: Alina,
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January 22, 2016

Assassin Commander Limited Time Shop is LIVE

Calling All Assassins - New Battle Gear is Almost Here!

If you are a fan of stealthily creeping up on your opponent and getting the job done NO MATTER WHAT... 

If your alter-ego is a Faceless Man... 

If you can stalk through the shadows without anyone suspecting you're there, maneuver your way into the throne room, take out the King and install a new regime all before Noon... 

YOU MIGHT BE AN ASSASSIN

But even if you haven't done any of those things (YET), we know a lot of you are huge fans of Assassin games, movies, and stories, so...  step out of the shadows and show the world how deadly you can be as an Assassin Commander! 

The shop features:

  • Assassin Commander armor set
  • Dark Assassin armor set
  • Jungle Assassin armor set

Our newest Limited Time Shop will be available for one week only, in your game menu until January 31st!

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January 15, 2016

Answer Nulgath's Call This Weekend

Nulgath the ArchFiend Has Been Waiting for this Day...

Nulgath the ArchFiend’s birthday is HERE, and to celebrate we’re releasing a full event with a new story, monsters, rewards, and rare gear! The dimensional planes of Lore and the Oversoul are approaching alignment! Will you battle to aid the ArchFiend in his newest plot this weekend?  

Nulgath the ArchFiend - the very first artist to work on AdventureQuest Worlds - is leveling up in real life this week, so this week's update is ALL about him! It was inspired by two of your fellow heroes - Balor and Dragmanguy BloodHunter! Recently they sent us a release they'd put together and we loved it so much, we used it as the inspired for this week's new release!

And don't miss Nulgath's Birthday rares shop -- in your game menu until February 8th!

Read on for more details about tonight's Nulgath the ArchFiend release!

Tags: Alina,
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January 13, 2016

Nulgath's Birthday Rares Arrive Friday!

Fiendishly Cool Presents are headed your way...

Not only are we celebrating Nulgath the ArchFiend's birthday with a new story, monsters, and merge shop (for you hardcore farmers!), but we've also got an all-new Rares Shop PACKED with gear! 

The shop will include items created by Zee (a guest artist from AdventureQuest) to honor the ArchFiend:

  • Oblivion Bank Pet
  • Evolved Warlord of Nulgath Armor
  • 3 different Evolved Warlord Capes 
  • 2 Evolved Warlord Helms 
  • Evolved Warlord of Nulgath Spear, Hammer, and Axe weapons  
  • Evolved Warlord Orb Pet
  • Scorching Orb Staff and Polearm 
  • Evolved Soulreaper Bow 
  • Rogue Fiend Armor
  • 7 Rogue Fiend Helms
  • 2 Rogue Fiend Capes 
  • Rogue Fiend Katana, dual katana, and daggers

Nulgath's Birthday Rares shop will be available from your game menu until February 5th, 2016. The story release will include many of the other rewards you've seen previewed on Facebook and Twitter, as well!*

* The Evolved DarkBlood of Nulgath gear will release in February!
** Correction: earlier the Design Notes listed 7 Warlord helms; there are 2 Warlord helms and 7 Rogue Fiend helms. 

Tags: Alina,
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January 09, 2016

AQ3D Alpha Test Ends Tuesday

"The end is nigh!" + Party!

AdventureQuest 3D testers... party like it is the last weekend of Alpha Testing. Because... it is! This is the exciting end of the game's infancy... and the first steps towards the next exciting phase of game development! Your Alpha Knight gear will be waiting for you when the servers come back up later that week for the official start of PRE-BETA!

Alpha testing will officially conclude early in the morning on the Tuesday, January 12th, 2016.

Read the rest of the post on the AQ3D Design notes!

Tags: Alina,
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January 08, 2016

Join the Tournament of Evil this weekend!

The Armies of Evil are Recruiting... and they want YOU to join!

You are summoned to the Tournament of Evil this Friday on the Isle of Sierra Umbra! Battle members of the Undead Legion, Nulgath Nation, or Shadowscythe at the ShadowBlast Arena to test your skills and see if YOU have what it takes to join them.  The Shadowspire Arena is neutral territory - you'll come not to make war, but to revel in the power of DARKNESS!

/join Shadowblast and choose any of the three factions to begin questing. After completing the first 4 quests, you'll unlock a cutscene and TWO farming quests. One is for existing members of each faction, and will give merge shop AND faction items (like the Dark Crystal Shard or Legion Tokens). The other is for heroes who have not joined the faction, but may want to in the future.

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January 05, 2016

Last Chance for Frostval LQS Gear

Frostval Limited Quantity Packages Leave January 7th!

Head to our Limited Quantity Package page to grab some holiday rares and cheer! Only a few heroes in AQWorlds will ever be able to equip them, which means once the quantities run out, they become instant status symbols for you rare hunters. Each package also comes with a unique badge in your Book of Lore! 

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January Event Calendar

  • January 7: Frostval LQS gear goes perma-rare
  • January 8: Frostval event and Quibble leave
  • January 15: Nulgath's birthday shop and story release  arrive
  • January 22: Assassin's Creed limited time shop arrives
  • January 25: Stratos and Captain Rhubarb's birthday gear
  • January 29: New Year's Rare gear leaves
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January 11, 2016

Nulgath's Birthday: The Nation Rises

Nulgath the ArchFiend Has Been Waiting for this Day...

Nulgath the ArchFiend’s birthday is coming up, and to celebrate we’re releasing a full event with a new story, monsters, rewards, and rare gear! Will you battle to aid the ArchFiend in his newest plot on January 15th?

Nulgath the ArchFiend: Call to Arms

This week's update is ALL about Nulgath the ArchFiend... and was inspired by two of your fellow heroes - Balor and Dragmanguy BloodHunter! Recently they sent us a release they'd put together and we loved it so much, we used it as the inspired for this week's new release!

"The nostalgia is real! Back in 2009/2010 when I saw this shadow figure around Citadel...well played, well played..." -fellow AQW player, CaesarisAE


This Friday, log in and prepare to battle, becuase... the dimensional planes of Lore and the Oversoul are approaching alignment! Answer the ArchFiend’s call to strengthen the link between dimensions and battle to claim your rewards! The story map merge shop will have the Shadow Legacy of Nulgath, 3 new Evolved Orb pets WITH quests for the Evolved Blood, Hex, and Shadow armors... and more!

Watch for tomorrow's Design Notes all about the Nulgath Rares Birthday shop coming this Friday!

Tags: Alina,
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January 08, 2016

Upgrade to Become a Knight Commander

Unlock our New January Upgrade Package Bonus Items this Friday!

Starting tonight, January 8th at 6 PM EST, gear up for a new year of epic battles with the Dark and Crimson Knight Commander sets! Buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more to unlock your exclusive January upgrade bonus items! (That's the 2000, 5000, or 12000 AdventureCoin packages and the 3, 6, and 12 month membership packages.)

12000 AC or 12 month membership packages: 8 items + Boosts

Get double the items and save more of your real-world gold with our largest upgrade packages! Unlock the following gear with our 12000 AdventureCoin or 12 month membership packages:

  • Both the Dark and Crimson Knight Commander armors!*
  • 4 Helms
  • 2 Axes
  • 2 Capes
  • 7 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory

* Crimson Knight Commander gear is exclusively available in this package

2000 and 5000 AC or 3 and 6 month membership package: 4 items + Boosts

  • Armor
  • 2 Helms
  • Cape
  • Axe
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory

All packages will also come with the Knigth Commander character page badge, so you can show off your battle prowess!

Tags: Alina,
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