Amazing Fan Art lands a Critical Hit on the Artix Team!
The Battle Gems Fan Art Contest was a HUGE success! Undoubtedly our best contest ever!
Over 1,000 entries were submitted to @AQWContests, and it was an incredibly difficult quest to narrow down our favorites (because there were sooooo many awesome submissions)! But, alas, this was a contest, and as such, we had to select the best-of-the-best.
Aaaaaaand here they are!
Grand Prize Winner
Congratulations, Jultane_x! You won the 1st Place Grand Prize!
Jultane_x will be awarded with an exclusive Battle Gems Battle Pet for AQWorlds, the 2nd and 3rd place Pets, and a bonus of 1,000 AdventureCoins! Keep up the FANTASTIC work, Jultane_x!
2nd Place Winners
Let’s give 5 rounds of applause to our five 2nd Place Winners!
You guys will receive the 2nd and 3rd place AQW Pets, plus 750 ACs! Woohoo!
3rd Place Winners
If only we had more room in the 2nd place category for these stellar submissions! Check ‘em out and you’ll see why!
Lupus the Wolf
3rd place winners will receive a Battle Gems pet in AQWorlds, 500 ACs, and serious bragging rights =)
Yes, yes. Caps lock and 3 exclamation marks are totally necessary! I bet you’re wondering how we contain so much awesomeness? Glad you asked!
(Note: we are working on a way to showcase all the photos, but we need your help! Should we make a YouTube video? Create a new Board on Pinterest? Add them to Facebook? Tweet your suggestions to @BeleenAE or @AQWContest!)
Super Special Thank You!
Speaking of our wonderful Mods & Volunteers… they helped collect EVERY single Battle Gems Fan Art Entry! All 1,085 of them!!! When you see them in-game, be sure to /cheer them on for a job well done =)
Aqua Dragon Master
Sora to Hoshi
Tendou no mazo
And a super Thank You to you too!
Thank you everyone who evented the Battle Gems Fan Art Contest! Every one has amazing artistic abilities (so long as you didn’t steal your artwork!), and even if you didn’t win this contest, we are looking forward to seeing your submissions in future contests! /hugs!
On behalf of the entire Artix Entertainment Team, we are honored to have YOU as a friend, and cannot wait to see what new art you conjure up =D
At Artix Entertainment, we LOVE April Fools Day! Over the years, we've pulled some pretty amazing pranks, like when we...
Didn't pay the "color bill" in 2014!
We were notified that Monochromatic Unlimited, Inc began shutting off AQW's color saturation on April 1st. When you logged in to AQWorlds, all of the players, the game's interface, and many of the starting maps were black and white.
Made everyone fart all day long in 2013!
Anyone standing still would find themselves with a digestive problem... and if you turned the sound on, you couldn't escape the stinky sounds of April 1st! We also had a gas by adding the Fart Soundboard and leaving the /fart command in permanently!
Let the sound of entertainment soothe you:
Had EbilCorp invade the game in 2012
The nefarious Chairman Platinum (CEO of EbilCorp and Artix Entertainment's most bitter rival) TOOK OVER AQWorlds! We almost lost Cysero, but everyone pulled through just fine... though it looks like the Chairman has friends in Monochromatic Unlimited.
Derped Battleon in 2011
Derp derp derp-derp-a-derp derp!DUUUURRP! Beleen re-drew Battleon! She loves it when she gets to draw —as you can see, this is why Artix and Cysero won’t allow her to draw on a regular basis =D
EVERYONE gets a GOLD NAME in 2010!
Due to a freak bug in the newly released auto-mod tool, which selects certain players to be moderators based on their in-game behaviour... All of the playersin the game were "promoted" to Mod status with a Gold Name! Meanwhile, the auto-mod tool demoted the entire staff! (...including Artix, Cysero, Beleen, J6, Miltonius, Reens and Minimal!)
On April 1st, 2009, our players logged to a message informing them that “to save bandwidth costs, we had SLIGHTLY reduced the amount of lines and color in our art. We ARE SURE you won’t even notice!” Then they clicked ok and saw..... Redrawn Battleon!
Crazy Pranks in our Other Games!
In 2014, AQ turned all their NPCs... into BABIES!
In 2011, the original AdventureQuest Let a 7 year old draw the art for an entire event!
In 2010, the original AdventureQuest swapped the genders of their most popular NPCs!
In 2009, DragonFable turned their game upside down, and had players running on the ceiling!
In 2007, DragonFable had giant chickencows invade the entire game!
In 2006, our community staff convinced everyone that they were quitting... and the players exploded! But do not be fooled, because Artix Entertainment is not going ANYWHERE! We may enjoy making games and playing pranks, but we plan to be around for decades to come!
Battle Gems, the brand-new puzzle RPG game in the iOS App Store, is a Critical Hit! Since its launch last week, over 500 shining Reviews gave Battle Gems a 4 Star Rating. AMAZING! Artix, Cysero, myself, and everyone here at Artix Entertainment is so happy that you love Battle Gems as much as we love creating the best video games online and on the phone!
We know you love Battle Gems. And we know you love Contests. And we know you love love LOVE winning free stuff. So let’s make everyone super happy by hosting the first-ever Battle Gems Fan Art Contest!
You don’t have to be a Battle Gems player to enter this contest—it’s open to anyone who has a passion for art, video games, horrible puns, and geek culture parodies! Just make sure you read all the rules prior to submitting, because we KNOW we’re gonna get A LOT of entries, and we’re really busy here making games (aka playing Battle Gems when Artix isn’t looking, haha!), so we want to make sure that your awesome Fan Art submission has a fair chance of winning.
Epic Loot: The Prizes
The 1 Grand Prize Winner shall receive:
Exclusive Battle Gems pet for AQWorlds; this pet will be Non-Legend and flagged at 0 ACs (free storage forever, yay!)
This winner will get to choose 1 of the 4 Battle Gems pets (pic below!)
This lucky winner will be the ONLY hero in all of AQWorlds to have this exclusive Battle Gems pet
1,000 AdventureCoins for the Grand Prize winner
But wait—there’s more! The Grand Prize winner will also get 2nd and 3rd place Battle Gems pets!!
2nd Place Winner(s) will receive:
A Battle Gems pet for AQWorlds; this Non-Legend pet will be set to 0 ACs (so you can keep him forever)
750 AdventureCoins will be awarded
2nd place will also get the 3rd place Battle Gems pet
3rd Place Winner(s) will get:
A Battle Gems pet for AQWorlds; a Non-Legend pet set to 0 ACs
500 AdventureCoins for your hard work
Runner Ups will get:
If your Fan Art is featured in the winning selections (Grand Prize, 2nd place, 3rd place, or Runner Ups ONLY), then you will also receive a character page badge in addition to your allotted prize(s).
Additional prizes may be awarded for those who go above and beyond!!! (Yes, three exclamation marks are totally necessary.)
Cooldown Timer: Contest Timeframe
The Battle Gems Fan Art Contest:
Begins Monday, March 24, 2014
Ends Sunday, April 6, 2014, at 11:59pm EST (server time)
Contest Rules (follow these EXACTLY, or your entry will be disqualified!)
This is the most important part of the whole contest. Read all the rules below BEFORE entering your Battle Gems Fan Art submission. Because if you don’t follow the rules, then you’ll be disqualified, and that is oh-so totally lame.
Follow EACH rule if you want your entry to be considered eligible.
Create Battle Gems-themed Fan Art! You can Draw, Paint, Flash, Photoshop, 3D Print, Sculpt, Bake/Decorate, Comic-strip, Cosplay, or create a Stuffed Animal/Plushie of anything relating to Battle Gems. Get creative here, folks!
Your Battle Gems Fan Art MUST BE created by YOU. And only YOU. No tracing, and no teaming up with friends, sorry. You CAN use in-game art, but get creative with it (don't just copy-paste the image, we know what our art looks like... since we created it lol!)
Your Fan Art entry MUST include your AQW Character Name somewhere on the picture. No name = no chance at winning, and the possibility of someone else stealing your hard work. Please write/sign your AQW Character Name legibly so I can actually read it =)
Also, put the date your entry so no one tries to steal your Fan Art during future contests (because you know some sneaky scoundrel will try)!
Type your AQWorlds Character Name in your Tweet BEFORE submitting. That way, if you win, I can easily copy your Character Name for faster prize awarding and no mistakes.
You guys and gals always have the BEST ideas, so that’s why we are turning to YOU to help redesign the AdventureQuest Worlds website! Please, accept our Quest and fill out 10 Questions, which will help us create an AWESOME website that you will want to call home…page =D
Your friends at Artix Entertainment are eagerly working on exciting new games that you and your friends will love (like Battle Gems, which was released this morning woooohoo!!). But what kind of games would you like to play… and where would you like to play these games? Hmmm…
Behold! Our first ever SurveyMonkey Survey on the AdventureQuest Worlds Facebook page! This super quick 6 question survey will help Artix, myself, and the rest of the team develop games that YOU want to play on the devices that YOU play on the most.
We put the QUEST in questionnaires. So team up with us and let’s make history by creating the best video games ever!
Your kindness (and pinkness!) has touched my heart, and for that, I am creating 2 in-game Sparkling Mouse Pets to show the AQWorld how much you mean to me. Princess Rissa, Diane Swiftfingers, and Jkg082201hero will get these pets free of charge while everyone else can obtain these shimmering squeakies from my shop in Beleen’s Dream Island this Friday =D
Oh Submeobi, I love-love-LOVE all my gifts! Thank you so much!!! You really know how to brighten my day everyday…and, consequently, doom Artix and Dage the Evil to a life of pink madness =D
That huggable adorable pink squid plushie totally belongs in game. I’ll get to work making an in-game pet for you and put it in your inventory =) Everyone else can get the Pink Squid Plushie pet from my shop in Beleen’s Dream Island come Friday. Do you like its eyes, or should I make them button eyes? Let me know on my Twitter!
Additionally, I am bestowing a Pink Goblet of Love just for you, Submeobi! It’ll magically appear in your inventory once it has finished being forged =D
Oh happy day! The greatest part about working for Artix Entertainment is having amazing friends like you all. I am so blessed to have such caring friends who bring a smile to my face (and pink things for me to snuggle)!
You guys and girls are the best, and I cannot wait to defeat the forces of Chaos alongside you!
Hundreds of amazing entries were submitted to the 2014 House Depot Contest. Over 500 submissions were judged, and we can finally announce the best-of-the-best!
Everyone who participated in the competition (so long as you didn’t cheat!) will receive a 2014 House Depot Badge for your AQWorlds Character Page. Head to Artix.com to see all the winners—and their absolutely amazing entries!
Valentine’s Day is this Friday, February 14th! And as you know, I’m like SUPER DUPER busy setting everything up on Beleen’s Dream Island. Luckily, I have the help of my awesome friends, like Randor the Red, who made these awesome Valentine’s Day wallpapers for you!
New Valentine’s Day release next Friday, February 14!
Hello my loves! I have some super exciting news to announce! Next Friday, February 14th, is the lovey-dovey pink-a-licious holiday known as Valentine’s Day. And guess what… Alina, Memet, and Artix (yes, srsly, even him!) are allowing me to have my own PINK zone in AQWorlds for this special occasion!
Imagine a magical dream island full of EVERYTHING that I cherish: pink sand beaches, Sriracha rivers, chocolate!!!!, balloon animals, heart-shaped landscaping, ADORABLE critters, marshmallows, fortune cookies, and the world’s largest Red Velvet Cake mountain!
So now that I’m getting my own zone-sweet-zone, there’s only 1 thing left missing: a Valentine! All the heroes of AQWorlds have a special place in my heart (I wuv you!), but…. I was wondering… *blush* if YOU would like to be my Valentine?
BUT there’s a catch! With over 50 million AQW heroes, it’s ganna be WAAY too hard to randomly pick one of you guys or gals. So instead, I’m holding a little competition on Valentine’s Day to see who is worthy of being my Valentine!
Behold! The Crystalized Cherry atop the Red Velvet Cake Mountain! Whoever is the first to retrieve this legendary cherry (hehe that’s super fun to say!) will be my Valentine =D
But of course there’s going to be ridiculous quests to prove your worth. Would you expect anything less??!? Hahaha!
To: Beleen, From: Secret Admirer
Ooohh!!! What is THIS?! A present from a Secret Admirer? It’s not from Submeobi… so I wonder who?
The tag says, “Do not open until Valentine’s Day.” *looks left* *looks right* *tears open present*
OMG OMG OMG! It’s a Bull Balloon! A Bulloon! OMG!!! Isn’t he simply adorabull!
I wonder who could have sent him?! Well whoever it is… I hope they reveal themselves on Valentine’s Day!
And I cannot WAIT to see if YOU will be my Valentine!
On the fateful day of February 7, 2014, the world’s best MMO is getting a brand new class: the Jouster!
Jump upon your faithful steed and sprint into battle as you obliterate the opposition with your killer Strength, Endurance, and Dexterity stats.
Obtain the Jouster Class
There are a few ways you can become a super awesome Jouster.
Win the Jouster ARMOR from the Wheel of Doom or the Wheel of Destiny
Type /join doom in the chat bar for Wheel of Doom
Type /join destiny in the chat bar for Wheel of Destiny
Complete Quests with the Jouster Armor to unlock Jouster Class
Win the Jouster CLASS in the Wheel of Doom/Wheel of Destiny
Get the Jouster CLASS in the Wheel of Doom/Destiny Merge shop
Invent a time traveling machine, give Artix Entertainment the rights to patent your invention, get hired by the AQWorlds team, and get the Jouster Class for FREE! (Yes, we're serious)
It takes A LOT of skill to ride (and stay on!) a mechanical steed in the midst of battle. As you level up your Jouster Class, you shall learn the following abilities:
2 second cooldown
A not so basic attack taught to all Jousters. Deals bonus damage on your First Strike... CHAAARGE! Has a chance to stun off balance targets.
5 second cooldown
A moderate attack that can puncture your targets armor with enough momentum or knock your opponent off balance with enough precision.
14 second cooldown
Deals light damage and for the next 6 seconds your accuracy is greatly increased. If your opponent is already punctured he will begin to bleed for damage over time. Gives your thrust attacks the ability to knock your opponent off balance, greatly reducing their chance to dodge.
17 second cooldown
Repairs your mechanical parts restoring a moderate amount of health.
Increases your chance to dodge by 10%
Increases endurance 15%.
29 second cooldown
A battle cry granting the jouster a boost in momentum. Increases haste and while greatly increasing the damage of your First Strike in combat. Also gives your thrust attacks the ability to puncture your opponents armor increasing damage they take from all sources.
Joust attacks have a chance to give you “First Strike” in which for 6 seconds all joust and thrust attacks are as powerful as your first strike.
Jouster arrives 2/7/14!
Assuming you’re reading this today (and not using your prototype time machine), then you can become the Jouster Class starting tomorrow night!
You are a great person and a great hero—and you deserve a Class that’s equally as great! I cannot wait to fight alongside you as Lore’s greatest Jouster!
WOWIE! Hundreds of amazing entries were submitted to the 2014 House Depot Contest! And that’s no exaggeration—over 500 applicable entries were reviewed and judged.
I cannot believe how talented you and our fellow players are. If I knew you were undercover architects, I would have asked you to design my real-life house =D
Before we get to the winners, a super special THANK YOU is in order. Our wonderful volunteers—your fellow players of AQWorlds—helped review, manage, and organize ALL the entries.
Thank you Aqua Dragon Master, Tendou No Mazo, Gjappy, Asuka, Roooooow, Blood, Rysox, Judge Acumen, Lafbael, and Dropju,
When you see these guys in game, be sure to thank them for all their hard work! You are my heroes!!!!
Grand Prize Winner Winners
This was a tough one. So many amazing submissions and we could only choose 1 Grand Prize Winner. But we couldn’t pick just 1… so we have 2 Grand Prize Winners!
Created by Mr Zul and Capn Cio
Tired after a plunderin’ day? Drop anchor on ye’ TreehouseShip, Matey! All the amenities of a true Pirate’s Life at ye’ hooks: white sand at ye’ peg-leg, peaceful quarters, convenient hangin’ point on your Crow’s Nest an’ 100 miles to Tortulgar Inn only! Yarrrr!
House of Vita
Created by Prime, Nici , Ryuu
The house of the Stars, this structure is the remainder of an ancient civilization, Vita. Living knowledge of the cosmos is stored within its crystal shards. The entire structure is powered by the Stars gem at the top.
These two houses will soon be created in-game for everyone to enjoy. The players who created these houses will receive their creation for FREE, plus a bonus of 1,500 AdventureCoins! Woohoo!
Since things have been oh-so-hectic (working on Battle Gems, Valentine’s Day release, shattering sunroof, etc), I will be adding the additional winners soon. There were SO MANY amazing entries that NEED to be recognized. Character Page badges will soon be awarded =)
Yes. You read that title right. My car’s sunroof EXPLODED after leaving the Secret Underground Lab last night.
No, no. It didn’t BREAK… it spontaneouslyshattered. For no reason whatsoever. There were no cars ahead of me, and no rocks or other debris hit my Scion that would have caused the sunroof to explode.
And it’s a good thing it’s not raining or anything, or else driving to the Toyota Dealership withouta roof would be veerrrry difficult…
Ah. 100% chance of rain. Well isn’t that LOVELY.
Alright folks. I need your help on this one. Someone APPARENTLY has it out for me, since, you know, shattering sunroofs isn’t a common occurrence. Here’s a list of possible evildoers:
1. Chairman Platinum
Ah yes, the evil CEO of Ebil Corp. Platinum has been the archenemy of Artix since the dawn of AdventureQuest. And 2 years ago, Platinum nearly succeeded in destroying Artix Entertainment. Perhaps he’s at it again… by sabotaging my car with rain-activated-sunroof-exploding-Windex!
2. Creepy Cactus Creeper
Meet the Cactus Creeper. This SSSSSUPER annoying thing runs around the Sandsea Oasis, exploding into innocent Bupers Camels. Perhaps a Cactus Creeper found my Scion… as it was traveling 40mph… saw its shiny sunroof… and sssssssss KAAABOOM!
And the final suspect is…
3. Artix von Krieger
*GASP!* Yes, I’m serious. Artix von Krieger. Everyone knows PINK is the Paladin’s greatest weakness, and Artix, with his glass-window-slaying expertise, could possibly be to blame. And he KNOWS that I’m currently designing an ENTIRE ZONE dedicated to ME for this upcoming Valentine’s Day release. …Granted, I cannot place Artix at the scene of the crime, since he was at the Secret Lab…tweeting me at the time of the incident… um.. yeah… BUT STILL!!!! I’m watchin’ you, Artix. *glare*
I need your help. Who do YOU think is to blame? Or… do you think it could be someone else?!?!? O_______O
Hi there! I know you love spoilers, and I know you love the weekly newsletters, but don’t you wish there was a way to get ahead of the game like right now?!
Now you can! I added a “New Releases” tab on the AQWorlds Facebook page that is updated with the weekly newsletter. It works just like the real newsletter but now you don’t have to fish it out of your inbox. Because it’s right there on Facebook. Sweeeeeeet!
I just updated “New Releases” with the brand-new newsletter regarding this Friday, January 31, releases. Check it out here!
This Friday, January 24, 2014, marks the day that your favorite MMORPG introduces Elements into the world of Lore. DragonFable’s famous Shapeshifting NPC, Fae, will guide Legendary Heroes into a new elemental zone: Fable Forest.
Fable Forest is home to the Guardian Tree and the 4 fundamental Elements: Water, Fire, Nature, and Wind. Due to Fae’s unique—yet uncontrollable—Shapeshifting abilities, she will randomly change into a DragonFable-inspired Elemental creature during your quests, which will buff your Attack power, decrease your Attack power, or remain neutral.
If you’re fighting Fire Elementals, and Fae changes into a Water Elemental, you will do an Attack Damage increase!
But… if you’re fighting Water Elementals, and Fae sneezes and changes into a Fire Elemental, then you will do less Attack Damage.
Same thing with Nature and Wind: Wind Element is strong against Nature Elementals, and Nature Elementals will do less damage against Wind Elements.
And if Fae changes into an element that’s neither strong nor weak against the Elementals you’re fighting, you’ll do normal Attack Damage. So if Fae turns into a Fire Elemental, and you’re fighting Wind or Nature Elementals, you’ll do normal Attack Damage.
After you help Fae retrieve the 4 fundamental Elements stones, the portal in the Guardian Tree will open, granting you an acquaintance with the Forest Guardian. Here you will uncover Fae’s mysterious past and how she got her Shapeshifting powers!
It’s Elemental, My Dear Watson
This is onlythe beginning of Elements in AQWorlds. One of the best features in AdventureQuest & DragonFable is Elemental strengths and weaknesses, which we will slowly and carefully implement into AQWorlds. Only 4 Elements are being introduced this week, but if you wanna get a head start at understanding Elements, then keep on reading!
There are 8 Elements total. Moving clockwise, the Elements are STRONG against the next, so Fire beats Ice, Ice beats Wind, Wind beats Nature, etc.
If you move counterclockwise, Elements are WEAK against the previous, so Fire is weak against Water, Water is weak against Energy, Energy is weak against Nature, etc.
There are 2 Unique Elements not contained within the Elemental wheel: Light and Darkness. Light is strong against Darkness, and Darkness is strong against Light.
REMEMBER! In Friday’s release, the only Elemental strengths and weaknesses you need to know are:
Water is STRONG against Fire
Fire is WEAK against Water
Wind is STRONG against Nature
Nature is WEAK against Wind
Thousands of your fellow Heroes on Twitter and Facebook are teeming with excitement about Elementals. We know the feeling, too! YAAY!
But we also understand that some of you might be worried about Elementals “changing the game too much.” Do not worry, my friend! As stated earlier, we will slowly and carefully implement Elements into the game. And with your help and suggestions, we will take AQWorlds to a whole new (gaming) level!
Defeating Drakath and the Lord of Chaos is still our Number 1 priority, but we wanted to give you a little sneak-peek at what the Team is planning for you. Elements are AWESOME in AQ and DF, and we hope to bask in that awesomeness in the upcoming future with you =)
Are you an inspiring interior decorator or architect? Do you have a passion for designing new houses and decorating them with classy items? Do you want to see YOUR sweet home-sweet-home creation in AdventureQuest Worlds? Then this is THE contest for you!
House Depot is our first contest where YOU get to create a House and/or House Item. And you even get to describe it, too! Read all the rules below and then put your thinking cap atop your hard hat—and your friends are more than welcome to help design your masterpiece, too!
The Grand Prize Winner(s) will receive:
Their House and/or House Item created in AQWorlds
Runner-ups will receive:
Character Page Badge
Additional prizes may be awarded for those who go above and beyond!
This is the most important part of the whole post. Read all the rules belowBEFORE entering your submission. Because if you don’t, then you’ll be disqualified, and that is totally lame. Follow EACH rule if you want your entry to be considered eligible.
Draw, Paint, Blueprint, Sketch, Flash, 3D Print, or Sculpt a House and/or a House Item. Get creative!
You CAN create more than 1 design, BUT you MUST include all creations in ONE photo submission. This way nothing gets lost! =D
Your House and/or House Item MUST BE created by YOU. No stealing a photo off of Google. ‘Cuz we will find out.
You may also include an item description
Item descriptions should be NO LONGER than 50 words
Write description next to your drawing, or on a piece of paper next to your entry (so long as we can read it), or try to fit it into your Twitter tweet
Protip: Entries with item descriptions are more likely to win!!
You ARE ALLOWED to team up with your friend(s) to help create your House and/or House Item.
You can create your entry by yourself, or get the help from fellow friends.
If one of you wants to draw and one of you wants to write the description, that is fine! Just make sure you list eveyone who helps with the entry!
Everyone involved will be noted and awarded accordingly =)
Your House/House Item entry MUST include your AQW Character Name, or all the AQW Character Names of everyone involved.
Date your entry “January 2014”. Hooray for timestamps!
Normal is good… Evolved is better… and Ultra is the BEST! The Ultra Elemental Class is arriving this Friday, January 17, 2014. It is the first new class of the New Year, and it is probably the last Class you will EVER want to master!
The Ultra Elemental Class is unlike any other. You must harness each Elemental Orb Cape to prove yourself worthy of becoming the Ultra Elemental. Each Orb Cape offers special boosts when equipped:
Water Orb: Class Points boost extra damage against Chaos and Elemental monsters
Fire Orb: XP boost extra damage against Chaos and Elemental monsters
Wind Orb: Gold boost, extra damage against Chaos and Elemental monsters
Earth Orb: Reputation boost extra damage against Chaos and Elemental monsters
Energy Orb: Class Points boost extra damage against Chaos and Dragon monsters
Ice Orb: XP boost extra damage against Chaos and Dragon monsters
Light Orb: Reputation boost extra damage against Chaos and Undead monsters
Dark Orb: Gold boost extra damage against Chaos and Human monsters
AC versions of the capes will be available from Draven Stormbringer in Battleon for AdventureCoins. Legends can quest for some of the Orb Capes (certain levels of Faction Rep will be required) and buy others with gold.
Once all Capes are in your possession, you shall turn them into Draven Stormbringer in Battleon who will grant you access to the Ultra Elemental Class Shop. This shop contains:
Ultra Elemental Class: 0 AdventureCoins
ALL Elemental Orb Capes: 0 AdventureCoins
Exclusive Chaos Orb: ????????
The Ultra Elemental Class is undergoing hardcore skill training at the moment (HA, and I thought CrossFit was challenging!). Due to my sneaky-sneak abilities (and not knowing what "keep this a secret" means), I managed to catch a glimpse of the Ultra Elemental’s Skills before Dumoose chased me off.
Elemental Fusion: Strike your opponent with the elements you currently have charged. Different effects based on which elemental magics are combined.
Blaze: Deals a burst of fire damage and charges your next Elemental Fusion with Fire Magic.
Stoneskin: Reduces all incoming damage for a duration. Charges your next Elemental Fusion with Earth Magic.
Chain Lightning: Strike multiple opponents for increasing damage for each jump. Bounces up to 5 times. Charges your next Elemental Fusion with Energy Magic.
Command of Darkness (passive): Strength increased by 10%
Command of Light (passive): Intellect Increased by 10%
Blizzard: All Elemental Fusions have a chance to unleash a fusion of Wind and Ice. The blizzard will lower your opponents haste significantly for 5 seconds.
These skills aresubject to change before Friday, so don’t hold everything up there verbatim. I just wanted to share with you what I found because… well… that’s what spoiler alerts are all about!
I know you’re looking forward to mastering the Ultra Elemental Class. So make sure you log in this Friday night to be one of the first Ultra Elementals in Lore!
Happy New Year! Starting a brand new year is pretty sweet. Starting off the new year with a collection of confectionary craftsmanship is even sweeter. And winning exclusive items from the Creative Cookie Contest is the sweetest!
Thank you everyone who participated in this contest!! Winners will receive their item prize(s) next week (Jan 6-10). Even if you didn’t win a prize (although your tasty creation is its own reward!), we look forward to seeing more of your creativity in future contests =)
What does Frostval mean to you? Is it a time for sharing presents with loved ones? Is it to celebrate the birth of a Level 1 Healer? Is it the time for decadent desserts and bountiful feasts—all with the promise of exercising daily beginning January 1st?
To me, Frostval means spreading unconditional holiday cheer, joy, and love to everyone, everywhere! Frostval came early to a group of Special Needs Kids at my former high school. Surrounded by hundreds of balloons (and an entire carafe of coffee), I working into the wee hours of the morning, twisting 55 hand-made balloon candy canes.
It took me about 3 hours to make 55 balloon candy canes. Talk about super hard work with super soft balloons! But you know what? It was TOTALLY worth it!
As soon as I walked into my high school’s cafeteria with my giant Santa’s bag full of calorie-free candy canes, all of the children fell in love with my balloons—and so did the adults, too!
These special kids have a special place in my heart. All the warm fuzzies I felt inside me is worth more than anything else—you just cannot put a price on being a good person… with exceptional balloon animal-making skills, at that!
On behalf of all the entire AQWorlds team and all your friends at Artix Entertainment, we wish you a very merry holiday season and a happy new year!
At long last… a Class that matches your bitter cold soul: the Glacial Warlord!
Glacial Warlords refuse to rely on luck or shady tactics, commanding the battlefield with massive Strength and powerful blows. Beware the Glacial Warrior whose armor is decorated with his opponent's crushed skulls.
The Glacial Warlord is reserved for those who wish to dominate the battlefield with unsurpassed Strength, Dexterity, and Endurance, often arming themselves with Fighter and Lucky Enhancements.
Glacial Warlords gain mana when they:
Strike an enemy in combat (more effective on crits)
Are struck by an enemy in combat
Glacial Warlord’s Skills
Powerful Blows Rank Needed: 1 Mana: 0 Cooldown: 3.25 seconds Type: Physical The Glacial Warlord's attacks strike with his full force taking longer per attack but dealing more damage than anyone else on the battlefield.
Pummel Rank Needed: 1 Mana: 12 Cooldown: 3 seconds Strike your opponent for light damage and gain a Frozen Heart Stack up to 5. Each stack of Frozen Heart increases your crit chance, haste and damage taken.
Chilling Blow Rank Needed: 2 Mana: 38 Cooldown: 13 seconds A stunning attack (4 seconds) that also reduces your opponent's haste for 15 seconds. Frozen Heart stacks increase amount of haste reduction on your target. Resets Frozen Heart Stacks.
Frostbite Rank Needed: 3 Mana: 22 Cooldown: 19 seconds Deals light damage and makes your opponent vulnerable to physical damage for 20 seconds. Frozen Heart stacks increase your targets vulnerability. Resets Frozen Heart Stacks.
Strong Arm Rank Needed: 4 Type: Passive Strength increased by 30% and Luck decreased by 30%.
Heavy Armor Expertise Rank Needed: 4 Type: Passive Physical Damage received reduced by 30%.
Warcry Rank Needed: 5 Mana: 20 Cooldown: 15 seconds An invigorating shout healing the Glacial Warlord and his soldiers. Heals you and up to 6 allies if Frozen Heart is NOT present. If Frozen Heart is present, only heals you, plus an increased amount over time. Does NOT reset Frozen Heart Stacks.
Skull Crusher Rank Needed: 10 Type: Passive The force of each Powerful Blow has a chance to crush your opponent's skull dealing massive damage.
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Arm thy spatula! Equip your cooking apron! And start your ovens! It’s time for the 2013 Artix Entertainment Creative Cookie (and various holiday dessert) Contest!
Victory is sweet. Cookies are sweeter. Winning the Cookie Contest is the sweetest!
Over the past few years, this highly-anticipated highly-caloric contest has delivered a scrumptious surge of cookies, cakes, pies, brownies, cupcakes, rice krispies, and various holiday confectionary treats all created in an Artix Entertainment theme.
From Moglin muffins to Book of Lore brownies to NPC character cupcakes to ginger bread Guardian Towers to Cysero cakes and—OMG there are just waaaay too many to list! So feast your eyes on previous years’ winners and get a sugar-rush inspiration =D
So who wants to have their cake and eat it too… AND have a chance at winning epic prizes? Well OF COURSE you do!
Your Just Desserts (The Prizes)
Along with an endless amount of internet fame (and consumed calories), the Grand Prize Winner(s) will receive an exclusive Sword, Helm, and Cape!
Runner Ups will receive a Helm and Cape, and all other honorable mentions will receive a Helm. These item rewards are ONLY available to those who win—so everyone in the (AQ)world will KNOW that YOU won the 2013 Creative Cookie Contest =D
How the Cookie Crumbles (The Rules)
This contest will range from NOW until 11:59pm Server Time (also EST) on Tuesday, December 31st. The winners will be announced next year.
HAHA! Yes, technically it will be January 2014 by the time we view all the entries and tally up the winners =) We'll keep you updated, no worries there my friends.
The rules and guidelines are short ‘n sweet but MUST be followed exactly for your edible entry to be eligible. I repeat, in boldface and in red font, ‘cuz a lot of people miss this: YOU must follow EACH rule if you want your entry to be considered eligible.
The easiest way to make sure your hard work gets judged: Read all of the rules before submitting your entry! Simple, yeah? Let’s get started!
• Your dessert MUST be created by YOU. Do not copy someone else’s hard work. That, my friend, is called cheating, and you will be disqualified for it.
• Include an index card/piece of paper/ icing signature that says your AQW Character Name AND 2013 alongside your tasty treat. This way we really know it’s made by you! And NO, photoshopping your name onto your picture DOES NOT COUNT, and you will be disqualified if you do.
• Your dessert MUST be created in some sort of Artix Entertainment theme. Create anything you want from AQW, EpicDuel, OverSoul, BladeHaven, DragonFable, BattleGems, MechQuest, AdventureQuest, Pony vs Pony, HeroSmash, or WarpForce! If we cannot tell what it is from our games, you will not be qualified.
• Your canvas must be an edible holiday dessert, like a cookie, cake, pie, brownie, ice cream, cupcake, or pastry. Mmmm, get creative!
• The photo of your dessert should be of the Highest Quality. The more clear the picture, the better and tastier it will look, upping your chance at winning the Grand Prize! • Post your VALID link to your dessert photo on the AQWContest Twitter at www.twitter.com/AQWContest
Have Your Cake and Eat It Too (Enter the Contest!)
Now that you have read all the rules (as all smart cookies do), you’re ready to enter the 2013 Creative Cookie Contest!