Design Notes

July 27, 2017

This Weekend: Dragon of Greed Rewards

Dark WardKeeper's Set Available until August 4th

For too long, the Dragon of Greed has hoarded a bright, shining treasure. This weekend, fight to reach the Dragon's hoard, and then battle to steal the 0 AC Bright WardKeeper's set from his treasure pile!

And if you like darker gear (or color-customizable items) find the Dark WardKeeper set in the Featured Gear shop until August 4th, available for AdventureCoins.

Each set has:

  • 1 armor
  • 7 helms
  • 3 weapons
  • 1 floating aegis cape

Other rewards this week include:

  • AC rare Snooze McDuck pet
  • Miniature GoreGold pet
  • Golden Ore Elemental pet
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July 25, 2017

AQWorlds, Flash, and the Future

AQW:Mobile in development: No Flash Player Needed

Earlier today, Adobe posted about eventually ending Flash Player. We knew this was coming, and we've been making plans for years. That's why both AQ3D and the "currently in development" AQW:Mobile are made in Unity - so that the games will continue on, with or without Flash.

That picture right up there shows AQW:Mobile running on a desktop and on Artix's phone, using webGL.

WebGL (Web Graphics Library) is a JavaScript API for rendering 3D graphics within any compatible web browser without the use of plug-ins. (Thanks, Wikipedia!)

What's that mean for us? That the games we build using webGL will run in your browser or mobile device without using Flash.

This is our future, and it will be EPIC. If you haven't seen Artix's status document for AQW:Mobile's progress yet, check it out here! The AQW:M team is making great progress, and we're about to begin building the MEAT of the prototype. 

Goals for AQW:Mobile include:

  • Porting over as much (maybe ALL??!?!) of your existing gear as possible
  • Gameplay improvements
  • Scrolling backgrounds
  • And more

We plan to leave the current web version of AdventureQuest Worlds up forever... or as long as the internet lets us. But no matter what Adobe does (or doesn't) do, we plan to have a version of AdventureQuest Worlds available for you to play.

What About AE's Other Games?

Never fear, Heroes, we've got you covered. Once AQW:Mobile is done, our goal is to bring our other main legacy games forward so you can keep enjoying them.

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July 24, 2017

PTR Test: Auto-Enhancements

Help us test a new feature on the PTR Server!

About 2 weeks ago, Artix and I were in the command center, discussing what else we needed to put the server rewrite live. And one BIG thing came up -- making sure the game felt right to you guys that first time you log in on the new server.

Based on your feedback, a majority of our community feels positive about the changes (even if there is still room for improvement). That tells us that we're at a point where we should move forward with launch planning. BUT we want to make sure the game feels good to you, and that you can jump into it and play easily, regardless of the combat changes. To help with that, Yorumi built (in record time!) the new...

Auto-Enhancement Feature

With this new feature, you'll be able to click a button and have all your equipped gear enhanced with the best, most useful specs. Some notes:

  • Only the gear types you currently have equipped will be auto-enhanced
  • If you want to change any of the auto-enhancements, you can go in and manually re-enhance the item
  • During the auto-enhancement testing, enhancing is free

Note: because of how different the enhancement systems are on the new vs old servers, if you enhance gear on the PTR server and then go back to the regular servers, you may encounter glitches. If you encounter issues with loading on the regular/old servers, return to the PTR and change gear to things that are showing as currently enhanced.

If you are experiencing any bugs with the Auto-Enhancement system, please report them at Artix.com/bugs. Thank you!

Did You Say... Preparing for Launch?

Yes, yes I did. We've gotten a TON of feedback, and we appreciate all of it. At this point, there are a few issues that cannot be fixed until we make the changeover to the new system/server. Yorumi is going to spend the rest of this week monitoring the auto-enhancement feature and feedback to hear your thoughts.

While he does that, he will begin preparing the servers and systems for the changeover. 

This also means it is your LAST chance to farm up the Quest Mission Sprocket requirements to unlock the 0 AC Sir Ver Bank Pet.

Once the rewrite IS live, the team will focus on fixing the issues mentioned above. We'll also begin heavily focusing on the class balance, combat changes, and class bug fixes that can only be done on the new server. 

At this point, any class bugs still occurring on the PTR server will be fixed once the rewrite is live, and new systems/features available to address them.

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July 19, 2017

Join the AQW Community Team!

Moderator, Tester, Bug Hunters Accepting New Members

Our in-game moderators, bug hunters, and testers are amazing... and more, they all started as members of our player community! They joined our corps of volunteer contributors* to make the game and community better for everyone. We're looking for some fresh new faces to bring new enthusiasm, energy, and awesomeness to the teams! And that's why we're here today.

 

What Do Moderators, Bug Hunters, and Testers Do?

All three groups work to improve the game and community, but there are a few key differences:

  • Moderators: read and take action on in-game reports. They help keep the game safe for everyone.
  • Testers: work directly with the game developers to find and fix bugs before new releases go out.
  • Bug Hunters: read, review, and confirm bug reports sent to Artix.com/bugs.

If you'd like to know more about the differences between team members, check out Cysero's FAQ.

Important Information

We love when players ascend, and join the ranks of our community team! We offer challenges, very bad jokes, and some pretty sweet perks. Read on if you think you’re ready to apply.

  • You must be 18 to apply and join the community team. No exceptions.
  • You may only apply for ONE position.
  • Please do not include attachments.  Emails with attachments will not be actioned.
  • Only send one email application (so make sure it’s accurate before hitting the “send” button!)
  • Your AQW and other AE game account histories will be reviewed, as well as your AE Master and forum accounts, if applicable.
  • Participation in the community team is strictly voluntary, and not a paid position.
  • You may receive memberships, secondary currency, and/or other sweet loot as a “thank you” for your participation and contribution
  • All applications will be read and considered. If you are selected for consideration, we will email you.
  • Deadline for applications is Midnight server time August 2nd, 2017!

How to Apply

Whether you’re considering applying for a Moderator, Tester or Bug Hunter, you'll need to follow the instructions below:

Email your application to AEvolunteers@battleon.com

  • Moderators: put AQW MOD APPLICATION in the subject line
  • Bug hunters: put AQW BUG HUNTER APPLICATION in the subject line
  • Testers: put AQW TESTER APPLICATION in the subject line
  • Note: emails without specific subject lines will not be received.

Include the following:

  1. Real name
  2. Age (18+ only)
  3. Country of residence
  4. AQW game account
  5. AE Master Account (if you have one)
  6. AE Forum account (if you have one)
  7. Social media accounts (optional)
  8. List any languages other than English you read/write

Moderator applications: Include a paragraph telling us what you think being a mod will mean and any experience you have that makes you a good candidate.

Tester applications: Include the days and times you're available to help test. Most testing takes place on Friday, but there are things to help test throughout the week.

Bug Hunter applications: Include a short paragraph on talking about any experience you think makes you a good candidate, and why you should be considered for the position.

It will take some time for Sora, Reens and Cemaros to get through all the applications so please be patient. If we do not respond, we want to thank you for being awesome enough to apply!  

Moderator Candidate Message

Sora here, Head of the Moderators for AQWorlds.  I am looking for new mods, and now is your chance to apply! Our moderators need to be the most trustworthy and responsible players in the community. And MUST be over 18.

Important qualities for moderators:

  • Be fair, honest, and willing to ask for guidance and input
  • Be eager to serve and improve the community

Tester Candidate Message

Reens is the head of our Tester team. We release new content EVERY WEEK. (Sometimes, multiple times a week!) That means we have a ton of new quests, monsters, and maps to test… and that requires testers!

Important qualities for testers:

  • Know AQWorlds inside out, upside down, and right-side ‘round
  • Eager and ready to play new releases before they go live, test them, break them, help fix them, then play them again (over and over until they’re right!)

Bug Hunter Candidate Message

Bug reports are a part of building videogames, and we get them throughout the week!  But with a crew of dedicated and knowledgeable Bug Hunters, lead by Cemaros, we can smash’em all.

Important qualities for Bug Hunters:

  • Able to think outside the box
  • Able to follow written directions precisely
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Experienced and knowledgeable*
  • Be at least partly insane already.  If you've seen Cemaros's twitter, you already know about this part.

Note: Being experienced does not mean you have to be level 50+ but you should have played long enough to understand the game.

Community Team Member Traits

There are a few things we look for in all our community team members, regardless of whether you want to moderate the game, test it, fix it, build it, or polish the in-game doorknobs. Anyone meeting the criteria below is welcome to apply!

  • Eager to serve and improve the community... while having a lot of fun with your team mates
  • Team players with an enthusiastic, positive attitude towards AQW and its players
  • Responsiblity, maturity, and coolness under pressure
  • Willingness to follow all in-game rules and team guidelines
  • Ability to read and write English at a secondary school level

Good Luck!

* Our volunteer moderators, testers, and bug hunters put in their time and effort to help the community and games... but we always stress that real-life obligations have to come first. That means we occasionally lose some team members to outside responsibilities... but we ALSO get to bring on MORE new team members!

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July 21, 2017

This Weekend: Return to Battleunder

We lava new Battleunder zones!

Battleon hasn’t always been the most peaceful place, but this weekend your home is on red (hot) alert! With dragons circling in the sky and earthquakes ripping up the ground, there’s only one thing for a Hero like you to do -- descend to the deepest reaches of Battleunder and destroy whatever threat you find! (Spoilers: Is it fire dragons? It is probably dragons!)

But beware, Hero! Where there's lava, there's heat... and sulfur. The sulfuric gases leaking through the caverns WILL make navigating the tunnels treacherous and disorienting.* You might even feel like the map is completely random. ** Keep your wits about you and a cool handkerchief, because the closer you get to the source of the quakes... the hotter it will be!

And as you adventure through the tunnels, keep an eye out for the following:

  • A super-powerful and wise Dragon creature who can tell you more about yourself
  • A mysterious 7-sided box
  • Hapless adventurers who need rescuing
  • Caverns of treasure to loot
  • A cave full of dragon-goat hybrid creatures?!?!?! 

* If you're worried about not having a map for this dungeon, you can always flash back to what the DragonFable team suggested its players do.

** Spoiler: this week's map is partially a random dungeon. It's been a looooong time since we've done one of these. We hope you enjoy it!

Hot Rewards On Their Way

Several new sets are headed your way this weekend. Collect Lava Gems to forge new permanent gear (like the Lava Guardian Warrior set below), grab loot from the Treasure Pile (IF you can find it), and find the Draconic Oracle armor in the July Featured Gear shop (only available until August 4th).

Battleunder: the Basics

If you've never been to Battleunder before, you're in luck! You've got 3 or 4 new zones to play through before this week's release! Battleunder is a vast system of caverns and tunnels that lies directly under the town of Battleon. Paladin Yara is your guide, sending you on quests to take out monsters and recover sweet loot.

  • Battleunder: explore the new cavern system with Yara and recover a powerful blade.
  • BattleunderB: Yara is back with new quests... and a mysterious magic chest she needs you to open! 
  • BattleunderC: Your mission here is crystal clear - the undead have penetrated into crystal caverns, and we need to clear them out.
  • BattleunderD: An ancient water spirit is trapped inside this icy region. Free her and reap the rewards (Legend-only)
  • BattleunderE: Explore the hottest new area in Battleunder to discover the cause of earthquakes rocking the town above. (New this week for all heroes!)
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July 11, 2017

July Custom Weapon Winner

Congratulations, Chadough! 

Chadough is the winner of our monthly Custom Weapon raffle! Each month, we choose one winner from among all the accounts that have upgraded (bought membership or AdventureCoins) in the previous month and work with them to create a custom weapon. 

Our luck was in, and Chadough logged onto AQW today! We were able to catch up with him in-game and give him the news in person. He'll spend some time deciding the details of his custom weapon, and we'll get that out to him by the end of the month.

Will You Do This Again?

Good question! Short answer, yes... at least, we will next month! During the first week of August, we'll choose one person from among a list of people who upgrade in July to get their very own custom weapon (with the option of sharing it with up to 10 friends). Keep an eye on the Design Notes to see if this fun surprise will continue after tha

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July 26, 2017

Coming soon: Dragon of Greed

A Dragon vs Slayer Mystery Begins July 28th!

Dragons invade, kill, and most importantly --they hoard. Each dragon guards a vast treasure trove of gold, gems, and priceless artifacts... all very, very tempting for any thieves foolish enough to risk their wrath. 

When evidence appears of a rogue DragonSlayer stealing from dragon hoards for his own benefit, Galanoth must uncover the truth. For honor, for right… for justice! On Friday, July 28th, our 7 Deadly Dragons Saga continues as we discover the tale of the Dragon of Greed.

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July 14, 2017

This Weekend: Dragon of Pride

Valsarian says: "Dragons > You!"

The 7 Deadly Dragons Saga continues this weekend as we face… Valsarian, Storm Dragon of Pride! For millennia, dragons were the greatest creatures on Lore… until humans came. Until DragonSlayers came. 

Starting this Friday, your adventure begins in Darkmoor Village, the first town Valsarian's Storm Drakel army has conquered as he begins his press to turn humans into slaves... and Dragons into KINGS! 

Electrifying Reward Gear

Find the Blackbolt armor set in the Ashfall Gear shop for AdventureCoins, and battle Valsarian the Storm Dragon of Pride to collect all the pieces of the BoltStriker set! All of the Storm Drakel have a chance to drop even more reward gear, so get in and get battling!

Battle the second of 7 Deadly Dragons this weekend at www.AQ.com. 

Happy Birthday, Bido!

Long-time hero and guest artist, Bido, levels up in the real world this weekend. He's crafted some celebratory gear to help you /party - find it in the July Featured Shop in your game menu until August 4th!

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July 10, 2017

Summer AC Giveaway

Log in for a chance to get 1000 FREE AdventureCoins!

Summer’s here, and so is our newest saga - the 7 Deadly Dragons! To celebrate your victory over the Dragon of Gluttony, we’re giving away 1000 AdventureCoins to one lucky hero each day until July 31st! 

How to Enter

All you need to do is log in! Each day until July 31st, we'll pick one hero who's logged in within the last 24 hours and give them 1000 FREE AdventureCoins!

(That means today's winner came from everyone who logged in yesterday. Tomorrow's winner will come from everyone who logs in today.)

Daily Winners

10: Spam and Reeses
11: TitaniumQwaser
12: Afking
13: Amy 104
14: thefallenkingdom
15: Holy Black Knight
16: 5eta17: Faris
18: Poor Maiden
19: Virus Eyes
20: Thekunz11
21: Tom Felton
22: Grizzzzz
23: London191
24: grove48

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July 07, 2017

This Friday: July Upgrade Bonus

This Friday, upgrade to unlock the Mystic DragonCaller gear!

To celebrate the magic of dragons... and the MIGHT of slaying them... Aranx crafted the Mystic DragonCaller for our July upgrade bonus gear. Unlock the full set when you buy any membership or AdventureCoin package worth $10 USD or more starting this Friday, July 7th, at 6 PM EST.  

Unlock the darker Mythic DragonMaster set with a 12 month membership or 12000 AdventureCoin package. This upgrade bonus leaves August 4th, 2017. 

Tier 1: Mystic DragonCaller

Shown on the left in the image above

Get the Gear with a

  • 3 month membership 
  • 6 month membership 
  • 2000 AC pack
  • 5000 AC pack
 


Unlock the rewards

  • Mystic DragonCaller Armor
  • Mystic DragonCaller Hood
  • Mystic DragonCaller Helm
  • 2 Mystic Dragon Capes
  • Mystic DragonCaller Staff
  • 5 Rep, XP, Gold, and Class Points boosts
  • Character page badge


Tier 2: Mythic DragonMaster

Shown on the right in the image above


Get the gear for both tiers with a

  • 12 month membership
  • 12000 AC pack

 

 

 

Unlock the rewards

  • Mystic DragonCaller and Mystic DragonMaster armors
  • 4 Helms
  • 4 Capes
  • 2 Staves
  • 1 Mace
  • 1 Dagger
  • 7 Rep, XP, Gold, and Class Point boosts
  • Character page badge

Get Up to 50% More AdventureCoins With Any AC Package!

Our Summer Madness AdventureCoin Bonus Sale is happening right now! Get more AdventureCoins with each AC package, and the larger the AC package you buy, the more bonus ACs you'll have to spend as we begin our Summer of Dragons storyline: the Seven Deadly Dragons!

So many of you emailed, Tweeted, Facebooked, and messaged us in-game thanking us for the bonus ACs last year that we wanted to keep that love and excitement flowing for the rest of the summer!

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

* On July 20th, the bonus amount will drop, so this is your best chance to get the MOST free ACs!

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June 30, 2017

July Calendar of Events

Don't miss the hottest releases of the year!

Our new summer saga, the 7 Deadly Dragons, heats up our July release schedule as we battle alongside Galanoth, head of the Order of DragonSlayers, to take down 7 of the fiercest dragons our world has ever known! 

July 4: Independence Shop + Fireworks + Double ALL Server Boosts

July 7: Dragon of Gluttony + July Upgrade Bonus

July 14: Dragon of Pride + 15% more XP and Gold

July 21: Battleunder Heats Up + Draconic Oracle set

July 28: Dragon of Greed + Limited Time Shop + 15% more CP and Rep

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July 20, 2017

Summer Madness AC Sale

Get Up to 40% More AdventureCoins With Any AC Package!

Through Thursday, August 10th, the Summer Madness AC Sale is ON! Get more AdventureCoins with each AC package, and the larger the AC package you buy, the more bonus ACs you'll have to spend as we continue our Summer of Dragons storyline: the Seven Deadly Dragons!

  • 12k AC:  40% more - 4800 extra ACs
  • 5k AC: 30% more - 1500 extra ACs
  • 2k AC: 15% more - 300 extra ACs
  • 900 AC: 5% more - 50 extra ACs

So many of you emailed, Tweeted, Facebooked, and messaged us in-game thanking us for the bonus ACs last year that we wanted to keep that love and excitement flowing for the rest of the summer!

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

* On August 10th, the bonus amount will drop, so if you're looking to buy AdventureCoins, this is the time to do it!

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July 03, 2017

This Friday: Dragon of Gluttony

The 7 Deadly Dragons Saga continues this weekend!

“What do you call an entire army of Royal Knights? An afternoon snack.” - DragonSlayer Training Manual, page 2. 

Glutus, Dragon of Gluttony, has terrorized men -- especially DragonSlayers -- for far too long. NO DragonSlayer has managed to survive battle with him, and Galanoth is making this battle personal. After years of gorging, and eating thousands of heroes, knights, and 'Slayers, it's time for Glutus to go on a DIE-t! 

There's just oooooooone small* problem, and you're going to need a lot of grit, a bit of wit, and a VERY strong stomach to survive it.

Battle the first of 7 Deadly Dragons this Friday at www.AQ.com.

* Hint: it is not really small. It's not small at all.

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June 30, 2017

This Weekend: 7 Deadly Dragons

Our Summer of Dragons Saga Starts Now in Ashfall!

There are 7 deadly vices -- Wrath, Envy, Pride, Lust, Gluttony, Sloth, and Greed -- and 7 Great Dragons that embody them. This Summer, Galanoth and the Order of DragonSlayers need your help to cleanse our world of their terror.

The adventure begins this weekend, as you travel to AshFall DragonSlayers' Camp. Talk to Galanoth, Senna, and Gibbs to train up and prepare yourself for the coming battles.

  • Quest for QuarterMaster Senna to stock the camp
  • Defend Ashfall with Gibbs
  • Learn Draconic Lore with DragonSlayer Loremaster Dedara*
  • and talk to Galanoth to slay three fiery dragons with Galanoth as you warm-up for the adventures ahead!

* In the future, you'll be able to unlock LoreMaster Dedara's DragonSlayer Loremaster armor

Over the coming weeks, you'll need to find, face, and defeat the...

  • Fire Dragon of Gluttony
  • Energy Dragon of Pride
  • Ice Dragon of Greed
  • Slime Dragon of Sloth
  • Green Dragon of Lust
  • Darkness Dragon of Envy
  • and the  undeadly... DRAGON OF WRATH!

Each of the 7 Deadly Dragons represents a major sin and element, and each poses his (or her!) own unique threat. Take them on, destroy them, and reap the rewards!

June Custom Weapon Winner: Ethan Obi

Earlier this month, we spoke with our most recent custom weapon winner, Ethan Obi. He chose to be incredibly generous -- he wanted a version of the Shield of Awe from AdventureQuest in-game, paired with the Sovereign Lance... and he wanted it available for ANYONE who had unlocked the Blade of Awe! 

That weapon -- Awethur's Accoutrements -- is now available. If you encounter Ethan Obi ingame, give him a /cheer for his generosity.

PS: Reens, Yorumi, and the team will be adding in the updated levels for the Enhancements of Awe next week.

PPS: I am on vacation all next week. Reens, Memet, and the crew will be running the show. Have a GREAT time facing the first Deadly dragon... the Dragon of Gluttony!

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June 21, 2017

War: What is it Good For?

Destroying all your Enemies! HOOOOO!

In AQWorlds, we fight wars for a few reasons -- usually because there's a conflict and the choices you make determine the outcome one way or the other. Sometimes, like with the Darkblood Civil War, we use wars to replace the regular quests, and have a pretty good idea of what the end result will be.

We have had some insanely successful wars (like the Future Dage War earlier this year) and less engaging wars. Whether a war is "successful" or not is due to a number of variables, but mainly:

  • your enthusiasm
  • the plot 
  • the reward gear 
  • how you get war tokens 
  • mid-war incentives 
  • and the war meter total 

Building Better Wars

Reens, Memet, the team and I have spent a great deal of time this week reviewing your feedback on this war and previous, successful wars. We'll be modifying our war formula after this war to remove some options we've used previously, and to focus on the things that have made previous wars more successful.

Based on your feedback, this is what we're seeing you ask for in wars:

  • Drop War medals from quests, not monsters
  • Avoid "quest replacement" wars, focus on wars that DECIDE plot direction
  • Add in more war challenges and mid-war incentives

Do you agree with that list? Want to add to it? If so, tweet to @Memet_AE, @Reens_AE, and @Alina_AE to share your thoughts, or post on this forum thread.

For the Darkblood Civil War, though, we want to help you all reach the 100% goal that will advance the story. To that end...

*Madra casts Primarch's Defense, renewing the strength and energy of her allies and making her enemies weaker -- Battle on my friends!* 

(The war quest turn-in requirements have been reduced to help you reach your goal!)

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June 20, 2017

Timed War Challenge + Changes

Finish the Darkblood War by Friday to unlock 8 new surfboards!

This week's theme is time-travel (see the Quibble Coinbiter design notes post below), and since we want to help motivate you all to finish the war, what better way than with... summer rewards from the future?! 

Our 2018 Surfboards could be yours THIS WEEKEND

Now, I was planning to save these weapon-themed surfboards for our 2018 Summer Shop, but if we hit 100% on the war meter by 6 PM EST this Friday, we'll add these surfboards into the Summer Shop THIS year and you'll be able to get...

  • The Legion Surfboard for Legion Tokens
  • The Nulgath Surfboard for Diamonds
  • And at least one other board will be available for all players, for 0 ACs

Player Feedback: War Changes

We always appreciate hearing how you guys like our releases... and when you don't, we want to know what you'd like done differently. Based on feedback from the war this weekend, we've made the following changes:

  • War Medals will now only drop from the War Quests
  • Get 5 War Medals from the regular quest, and 10 from the Mega quest
  • The Mega Medals quest now gives 750 XP per turn in
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June 23, 2017

Quibble Coinbiter is BACK!

And this time, he needs YOUR help!

Quibble Coinbiter, the rare item seller, brings you gear “liberated” from many different timelines, and he’s back in Battleon for a few weeks. There’s just one problem -- the time-traveling fairies who supply his gear have gone missing.  This weekend, log in and travel through space and time to uncover and unlock all-new rare gear! 

Travel across vast distances and timelines as you hunt for gear to fill Quibble's shop. 

  • The clans of Aerodu and Nautica from AdventureQuest
  • DragonFable's Willowshire (it's under attack!)
  • The OverSoul
  • Battle through many miles of the Void
  • And more

As you battle, you'll have a chance to get reward drops and resources to spend in Quibble's Private Stock merge shop. Alnd along the way, try to unravel the mysterious disappearance of the time-travel fairies, or Quibble might have to hire you to fill ALL his future shops!

Quibble's Elemental Rares Shop

It's elemental - rare hunters LOVE Quibble Coinbiter! And this week, he returns with air, water, and fire-themed gear from the past, present, and future. Find the Aerodux BattleMageNautican Knight, and more, only available for a limited time. And thanks to the magic of time-travel, you can access Quibble's rares shop even BEFORE you begin this weekend's release!

Nulgath's Void Monk Armor

Nothing says "Void" like gear from Nulgath the ArchFiend! This weekend, as you battle your way through the Void to help Quibble Coinbiter, keep your eyes peeled and your shield up because you may just run into his li'l friend... Skew. And Skew has some mighty valuable vouchers you can exchange for Nulgath's Void Monk armor (or a Skew pet, if that's more your fancy)!

Note 1: all of the gear in Quibble's Private Stock Shop will be permanently available. 
Note 2: A color-custom version of the Void Monk will be available in Quibble's shop for a limited time.

Dage's Dricken Battle

Long-time AdventureQuest Worlds artist Dage the Evil has been working primarily with the AQ3D team for a while now. But this weekend, he's returned to AQW to bring you one of his most favorite monsters... the Dricken! Find this beast in the Void and battle it to unlock its full armor set!

Darkblood Civil War Rewards

Thanks to everyone who battled to help us finish the Darkblood Civil War by the deadline - we unlocked the summer surfboard war rewards! Find the 0 AC reward boards in the locations listed below. Then find the 4 other 2018 reward surfboards in the Summer Shop... a full year early! (Thanks for the time-travel, Quibble!) These boards WILL return next year, but after that, will go rare.

The rare Darkblood Paragon armor has also been added to the war merge shop, for AdventureCoins.

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June 17, 2017

HeroMart Summer T-Shirt Sale

Save 25% on T-Shirts

Starting this weekend, save 25% on any regular T-shirt*! Also, check out all of our other gear at www.HeroMart.com to unlock HeroPoints for special in-game item rewards.

* Except the Paladin and Legion Armored T-Shirts… our shipping sneevils say the platemail is too heavy!

 

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June 16, 2017

Class Buffs and Improvements: June 16

Log in and Battle with Buffed Classes

Arklen, Yorumi, and the Class designers/testers have been hard at work making improvements to the classes for you! Read on to see what the newest buffs are, then log in and test them on the live (not PTR) servers!

Void Highlord

  • Animations has been updated to be less framerate intensive on older machines

Troll SpellSmith

  • ‘Weakness Sigil’ now also reduces incoming damage by 7% with every stack. 

Necromancer

  • ‘Death’s Strength’ damage increased by 15%, (Originally at 10%)

  • ‘Death’s Speed’ haste increased to 20%, (Originally at 10%)

  • ‘Necrotic Resistance’ NEW rank 10 passive - reduce spell damage taken by 30%

  • ‘Summon Minion’ descriptions updated to reflect original boost of 150% (it was never double damage) Self damage has been lowered

  • ‘Weaken’ increased damage and heal by 30%, increased mana cost to 20, from 15

  • ‘Infect’ Self damage has been lowered

  • ‘Command Undead’ increased damage boost by 25%

NEW Doomknight skills

  • ‘Soul Steal’ DoT damage doubled, damage on hit increased to 200%, up from 30%. Now applies ‘Cracked Soul’ which increases the target's damage taken by 10% for 8 seconds and stacks 5 times.

  • ‘Soul Crush’ is guaranteed to hit but will never crit. Now applies either Feared or Despaired. Feared reduces the target's dodge by 50% and Despaired reduces their crit rate by 50%.

  • ‘Void Strike’ changed to deal damage based on HP. The lower your HP, the more damage you’ll do. Previously, it was bugged to be based off only MP.

  • ‘Blood Offering’ increased Blood Rite self buff and self damage by 70%

  • ‘Aggression’ passive damage output increased to 15% (Originally at 10%)

  • ‘Resolute’ passive damage taken reduced to -15%, (Originally at  -10%)

Classic Doomknight

  • Old Doomknight skills before can be found on this item.

  • Obtained from Shadowfall only if you are BOTH evil (received by talking to Gravelyn in Shadowfall, evil rank does not apply) AND you have one of the Doomknight classes.

Paladin

  • ‘Noble Mark’ endurance passive reduced to 20% (Originally at 25%)

Legion Paladin

  • ‘Shadow Plate’ endurance passive buff to 20% (Originally at 15%)

Doomknight

  • ‘Soul Steal’ description updated

Fixed on the PTR server

  • Chrono Assassin: Relapse no longer applies Deadlock (Works on Testing Servers!)
Tags: Alina,
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June 09, 2017

This Weekend: Kill or Cure?

The Book of Monsters, Chapter 2 continues on June 9th!

Kolyaban the Reshaper is the long-lost Goddess of the Darkblood. With her blessing, the Darkblood could become the strongest race on Lore. And as for the others she's touched... well. Her powers are mighty. And terrifying! Can the Reshapen be cured? Or is their fate already sealed? This weekend, work with Cleric Joy to discover answers to some very harsh questions:


Battle tonight's boss to get one of 8 different reward items, including the:

  • Acolyte of Kolyaban armor, helm, and staff
  • Hive head capes and helm

Molten Mayhem Limited Time Shop

This weekend, find the Molten Mayhem limited time shop in your game menu! Crafted by Crulon, the Igneus Assassin set will let you look SUPER hot while heating up the battlefield! Find the armor, helms, and weapons in the shop until June 23rd!

Even MORE release news

The Book of Monsters and Molten Mayhem shop aren't all you'll find tonight! Check out the following...

  • 6 new hair styles (3 male, 3 female) in Bev's Hair Shop in /battleontown
  • Battle the Reaper in /thevoid for a chance to get new level 85 member and non-member PVP amulets 
  • The BroodFiend talons (available in our June upgrade package bonus) have been fixed. 
Tags: Alina,
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June 08, 2017

Artix at Anime Orlando

AdventureQuest 3D at Anime Festival Orlando 2017

Come see us and our snazzyspectaculardeadly, doom-filled AdventureQuest 3D booth and panel at the convention this weekend.

WHAT: Anime Festival Orlando
WHY: AdventureQuest 3D Booth and Panel! 
WHERE:
 Wyndham Orlando Resort
WHEN: This weekend: Friday June 9th through Sunday June 11th
WHO: AdventureQuest 3D, Artix, & Stryche from HeroMart.com

AdventureQuest 3D Panel!

Saturday at 10:30am (OMG, who wakes up this early!?) in Lime (a.k.a. Panel Room 1). And yes, I will attempt to live-host a 100-ish person room dungeon :D All of you who are unable to make it are welcome to join us.

Tags: Alina,
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June 16, 2017

Reshaper Finale: Blood and Monsters

War is coming to the Darkblood, Hero!

Dark days are upon us, Hero. Kolyaban the Reshaper grows stronger every day. Her newest protege has the power to turn every beast and plant on Lore against us. The people and creatures we know and loved are... not the same. They will never be the same again.

This weekend, battle to fight Eremon and the army of Darkblood Loyalists! Work with Madra to drive them back and save our world from being broken and rebuilt into something darker, deadlier, and much more monstrous!

Darkblood Civil War Rewards

Slay your opponents in the war for a chance to get war medals. Turn those in to unlock exclusive war rewards! Once the war meter hits 100%, you'll be able to battle for a chance to get the Darkblood Zealot armor set, too.

Hit the Beach to Battle On with Summer Gear!

The Summer Shop will have all the returning seasonal rares you guys love to battle in, plus our Father's Day and Graduation celebration gear!


... And introducing this year's Limited Edition 2017 Surfboards! Last year's 2016 Designs are gone for good but this year's really rival them in style! 

  • Nulgath's Metamophosis surfboard 
  • Queen of Monsters surfboard (seasonal)
  • Dynamic Duo (Warlic + Cysero) surfboard
  • Legendary Twilly surfboard
  • and more!

Like summer, the Summer Shop won't be around forever and once these rares are gone they won't be returning so take advantage of them while you can!

Tags: Alina,
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June 05, 2017

This weekend: Kill or Cure?

The Book of Monsters, Chapter 2 continues on June 9th!

Kolyaban the Reshaper is the long-lost Goddess of the Darkblood. With her blessing, the Darkblood could become the strongest race on Lore. And as for the others she's touched... well. Her powers are mighty. And terrifying! Can the Reshapen be cured? Or is their fate already sealed? This weekend, work with Cleric Joy to discover answers to some very harsh questions:

If you are not up to date on our Book of Monsters: The Reshaper storyline, now's the time to log in and get battling! The story so far...

The Reshaper 1: Rumors of a Goddess?!

Your journey begins with Aria as the two of you travel from the Neverglades Battlecamp to /pilgrimage. Aria senses a disturbance in Lore's "spirit" and it's coming from the area surrouding a camp of Darkblood Pilgrims.

You'll also meet Eremon and his group of travelers, Darkblood who have journeyed in search of Kolyaban, daugher of the Queen of Monsters, and their legendary ancestor! Rumors of her appearance filtered back to Thunderforge, and a contingent was sent to discover more information.

The Rehaper: Element of Change

Seasons change from spring to summer, fall to winter. Stars fade, and children grow. For almost 15 years, we’ve watched Aria blossom into a remarkable young girl. But nothing stays the same forever. Now, the time has come for her and the Darkblood race to branch out. Aria's ready to make her mark on the world... you and Eremon just need to find her first!

RIGHT NOW, log in and battle alongside Eremon, leader of the band of Darkblood Pilgrims, as you attempt to rescue the kidnapped Aria AND search for any sign of his goddess, Kolyaban, first daughter of the Queen of Monsters!

Find the Darkblood LoreKeeper armor in the Rep shop and 6 new monster and boss drops as you battle the creatures in the /twistedcavern!

Oh. And we don't want to spoil anything for you but... OMG YOU GUYS, a THING HAPPENED! When you hit the big surprise, tweet me your reaction!

Tags: Alina,
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June 02, 2017

June Upgrade Bonus: Legendary Broodfiend

This Friday, upgrade to unlock the Legendary Broodfiend gear!

This weekend, Nulgath the ArchFiend returns to create a very special set for our June upgrade bonus: the Legendary BroodFiend armor set! Unlock this fiendishly-awesome gear when you buy any membership or AdventureCoin package worth $10 USD or more starting this Friday, June 2nd, at 6 PM EST. This upgrade bonus leaves July 7th, 2017. Full package details will be released later this week!

Unlock the Arch Broodfiend armor set with exclusive weapons when you get a 12 month membership or 12000 AdventureCoin package. Sections of the Arch Broodfiend gear are color customizable, as shown below:

Tier 1: Legendary Broodfiend of Nulgath

Shown on the left in the image above

Get the Gear with a

  • 3 month membership 
  • 6 month membership 
  • 2000 AC pack
  • 5000 AC pack
 


Unlock the rewards

  • Legendary Broodfiend of Nulgath
  • Legendary Broodfiend Helmet
  • 2 Legendary Broodfiend capes
  • Legendary Broodfiend Blade
  • Legendary Broodfiend Blade pet
  • 5 Rep, XP, Gold, and Class Points boosts
  • Character page badge


Tier 2: ArchBroodfiend of Nulgath

Shown on the right in the image above


Get the gear for both tiers with a

  • 12 month membership
  • 12000 AC pack

 

 

 

Unlock the rewards

  • Arch and Legendary BroodFiend armors
  • 2 Helms
  • 4 Capes
  • 2 Blades + 1 Dagger
  • 2 Broodfiend Talons of Nulgath
  • 2 Pets + 2 member-only Battle Pets
  • 7 Rep, XP, Gold, and Class Point boosts
  • Character page badge


The AQ3D team is also planning to release the Legendary Broodfiend gear in the future, but based on the extensive modelling changes the outfit will require, we do not have a set date. Keep an eye on their Design Notes for an announcement and more details in the future!

Tags: Alina,
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June 02, 2017

This Weekend: Elements of Change

The Reshaper's Story continues on June 2nd!

Seasons change from spring to summer, fall to winter. Stars fade, and children grow. For almost 15 years, we’ve watched Aria blossom into a remarkable young girl. But nothing stays the same forever. This weekend, the time has come for her and the Darkblood race to branch out. Aria's ready to make her mark on the world... you and Eremon just need to find her first!

RIGHT NOW, log in and battle alongside Eremon, leader of the band of Darkblood Pilgrims, as you attempt to rescue the kidnapped Aria AND search for any sign of his goddess, Kolyaban, first daughter of the Queen of Monsters!

Find the Darkblood LoreKeeper armor in the Rep shop and 6 new monster and boss drops as you battle the creatures in the /twistedcavern!

Oh. And we don't want to spoil anything for you but... OMG YOU GUYS, a THING HAPPENED! When you hit the big surprise, tweet me your reaction!

Tags: Alina,
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