Design Notes

April 17, 2015

Save the World with Captain Lore

The Earth Day 2015 Seasonal Event is Live!

Be a hero, join the clean-up crew to save the world from the evils of pollution! Captain Lore is back and he needs your help again! /Join pollution to help Captain Lore battle General Pollution, the foulest villain around, free his eco-friendly energy platform from the chaotic clutches of General Pollution! Reduce, reuse, and recycle as many elementals as you can to unlock Captain Lore's shop and gain access to the greenest gear in the game! 

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He also needs your help fighting on the side of nature to keep a smog-spewing factory closed for good. Once the largest source of pollution in Lore, the long-abandoned Totengeld Factory has been consumed by nature and has become a habitat to many forms of life. 

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But now, the CEO of Totengeld Industries has been released from jail and intends to reopen the factory’s doors. It’s up to you to stop him before he destroys Lore with his toxic waste - and dominates it with his mind-controlling energy drinks! Tonight, /join totengeld to start the battle!

Need help battling through the Earth Day seasonal event? Check out the event guide in the Lorepedia!

April 16, 2015

Next Friday: Discover the Spy

Battle to Save the Seraphic Order from the Undead Legion!

The Saga of Dage's Betrayl continues next Friday with the "Laken's Rise: Undead Legion Infiltration" story release! The Order of Seraphic Paladins are charged with keeping Lore safe from Evil... specifically the kind Dage and Nulgath spread thoughout our world! But something is amiss...

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Answer the call of the Seraphic Paladins as they seek out the spies sent by the Undead Legion, then help purge the Order of Dage's dark influence. Cut the ties that bind to free them from the power of Dage's dark plans!

Make sure you're up to date!

Battle through Nulgath’s Shifting Planes cavern as Dage the Evil in the final tests to earn his Mark of Mastery and became one of Lore’s most feared Necromancers./Join darkfortress to take down Nulgath’s most loyal minions to prove that you are worthy of leading the Undead Legion… but be wary, because Nulgath the ArchFiend is deadly, and he will exploit any angle in order to stop his apprentice from ascending! 

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Play AS Dage the Evil and begin the quest for your Mark of Mastery. Once you have that, your time as Nulgath's apprentice will be over! But beware: the Shifting Planes caverns are NOT for the unwary. You never know from one step to another where you'll end up. Oh.

There are only two rules in the Caverns:

  1. DON'T touch the skull with red glowing eyes.
  2. Sometimes, to survive, you have to break the rules.

Don't miss next week's other new releases:

  • Dage's Necromancer Limited Time Shop! 
  • Player Suggestion Shop update!
  • And more!

April 16, 2015

Feed Your Fear This Weekend

Upgrade to Battle Through the Nightmare Realm!

Battle through the Land of Dreams and Nightmares in the ultimate test of courage! Face your fears, fight to stay alive, and learn who sent you on this deadly - and mysterious - quest. JUST as you arrive at the Phoenixrise Gate... Memet the Nightmare Moglin appears! She's got a terrifying test for Legends this weekend... all to satisfy a mysterious stranger and their need to know more about YOU!

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Legends can /join nightmare to begin the Nightmare Gauntlet. Face some of the most horrifying fears Memet can through at you:

  • Clowns
  • Snakes
  • Spiders
  • Needles
  • Heights
  • and more!

Note: you'll need to have completed the Legend-only Brimstone release to begin Memet's trials. If you're all up to date, /join nightmare and talk to Memet, then watch the first cutscene to begin!

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Find horrifyingly-cool gear in Memet's shop, plus some nightmarish item drops from monsters inside the Gauntlet! 

The Vaderix Have Attacked the Guardiant Tower!

ALL heroes can /join comet tonight and battle the Vaderix! This invader (and its spawn) rode the comet that struck Battleon's Guardian Tower on Monday. Take on the Vaderix in this first encounter with a nightmarish new species of monster!

The Vaderix has a chance to drop its armor, helm, and cape for heroes brave enough to battle it!

Don't miss any of this weekend's other exciting releases:

What are YOU most afraid to face in this weekend's release? Tell us on Facebook, on Twitter, on Reddit, and the forums!

April 15, 2015

The Armor of Awe

Begin the quest to create the set this Friday!

The Blade of Awe is one of the most iconic weapons in Artix Entertainment's game arsenal... but it's not the ONLY Awe-some equipment in the series! This Friday, begin your quest to unlock one of the brightest and most noble armors in AdventureQuest Worlds: the Armor of Awe!

free rpg mmo armor aweDangerous quests lead to great rewards!

Three Ways to Unlock the Armor of Awe Quests

Talk to Valencia in the Museum and head to the crossroads to begin your quest for glory, fame, and AWE!

AQW Legends:

  • Buy the Legendary Awe Pass from Valencia to begin the quests immediately!

AQ Guardians:

  • Have rank 5 Blade of Awe reputation
  • Be at least level 35 
  • Buy the Guardian Awe Map from Valencia to begin the quests!

Everyone else:

Once you have unlocked the Armor of Awe quests, prepare to BATTLE! You'll need to complete a quest to gather each of the following armor pieces:

  • Breastplate
  • Pauldron
  • Vambrace
  • Gauntlets
  • Greaves
  • Helm

Each of the above quests will reward you with one "Piece of Awe Armor" merge item. Once you have all six pieces, you can create the Armor of Awe set in Valencia's merge shop!

History of the Armor of Awe

In the original AdventureQuest, the Armor of Awe was first worn by King Awethur; after he turned evil, the guardians of the old kingdoms trapped him in a tomb, then broke his weapon, the Blade of Awe and had hidden the pieces. 

In DragonFable, the Armor of Awe has not yet been found, but Valencia and the Hero work with Trey Surehunter to find the Blade of Awe during the Earth Orb Saga. Once they do, some pretty wicked events take place (you should play them here!). Ultimately, they find and BREAK the Blade of Awe, mirroring the actions in AdventureQuest, their alternate timeline.

Dage the Evil, our lead item artist, has been a fan of the original AdventureQuest for years, and is still really inspired by the art and stories from those early years. He's created an updated look for the Armor of Awe in AQWorlds so that all of you can enjoy it, too!

April 14, 2015

Face Your Fears This Friday

Legend-only Nightmare Realm Story Release!

JUST as you arrive at the Phoenixrise Gate... Memet the Nightmare Moglin appears! She's got a terrifying test for Legends this Friday... all to satisfy a mysterious stranger and their need to know more about YOU!

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This Friday, Legends can /join nightmare to begin the Nightmare Gauntlet. Face some of the most horrifying fears Memet can through at you:

  • Clowns
  • Snakes
  • Spiders
  • Needles
  • Heights
  • and more!

We asked you guys and the other AE team members what their worst fears were, then we worked those into this release! 

Our Fears and yours... O_O

Everyone's afraid of something. Failure, germs, their mother... whatever it is, it takes a strong person to face their fear and trample over it until it can't hurt them anymore.

  • Dolls: When I was little, I used to have this recurring nightmare about an army of dolls with weapons marching into my room. I would always wake up right before they attacked, so in THIS week's release, if you beat the dolls, something wicked-awesome happens. Take THAT, you porcelein horror-beasts!
  • Tiny holes: We WERE going to have you battle Trypophobia: the fear of small holes. Memet (the staff member) wanted a room FILLED with small holes, lotus blossoms, and eyes where eyes should not be. But yesterday, when I was checking in on J6 (our lead background artist) and his progress on the map art... he made a request he's NEVER asked for before: "Can we get someone else to tackle Trypophobia?  It genuinely grosses me out. I stopped at the research phase. Couldn't even continue."

So I got revenge against my nightmare of the past, J6 learned he's afraid of tiny little holes, and we have a NEW plan for the 6th fear: needles. This is probably for the best, as the the picures of lotus seeds on skin are REALLY gross. 

What are YOU most afraid to face in this week's release? Tell us on Facebook, on Twitter, on Reddit, and the forums!

April 14, 2015

FREE Pets to Good Home

Aria's new Daily Pet Quest is for ALL Heroes!

CALLING ALL HEROES! Talk to Aria in the Pet Shop in Battleon to begin her daily quests to bring Twilly, Zorbak, or Twig pets along with you as your adventure through Lore! 

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Most of the time, you can only unlock pets in AdventureQuest Worlds when you upgrade your account with a membership*, but these three moglins see something special in you, and don't want to miss a moment of the action!

It will take 30 days to gather all of the resources needed to bring one of these awesome pets with you... but you'll be able to collect all three in just 90 days! 

* Battlepet versions of these three pets will be added next week, so your battle companions can do damage for you! (After the server rewrite, the goal is to let your battlepets do EXTRA damage for you!)

April 13, 2015

Guardian Tower Strike

Something Fell From the Sky and Hit the Tower?!!?

WOAH!!! Battleon's Guardian Tower has been hit! Will more strikes occur? Better keep your shield over your head, just in case!

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Log in now and talk to Guardian Keenwa for more information, then join us this weekend to find out what's inside! 

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Note: for safety reasons, the Guardian Tower map will be unavailable until Friday. The verification shops will be added to Keenwa in the morning.

April 11, 2015

Clear your Browser Cache

Make sure you are playing the right version of AQW!

Last week, we updated our SSL certificate (which shows that our website is secure and free from dangerous malware). To make sure you (and your friends) are using the most current version of all Artix Entertainment's websites, update your browser cache. That also ensures you have the latest version of the game client.

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Not sure how to update your cache? Click here for more information!

Chrome:

  1. Click on the three dashes in the top right corner.
  2. Click on settings in the menu.
  3. Click on History in the menu on the left.
  4. Click on Clear browsing data...
  5. Select Empty the cache from the list.
  6. Click on Clear browsing data on the bottom. Your browser cache is now empty.
  7. Force Refresh Chrome

Usally a "force refresh" is enough. You can achieve this by pressing the following key combination: Shift + Ctrl + F5

Internet Explorer 11:

  1. Click on the gear wheel in the top right corner.
  2. Click on Safety in the menu.
  3. Click on Delete browsing history in the submenu
  4. Select Temporary Internet files and website files from the list
  5. Click on Delete
  6. On the bottom of the page the browser notifies you when the browsercache is cleared
  7. Force Refresh Internet Explorer 11

Usually a "force refresh" is enough. You can achieve this by pressing the following key combination:Shift + Ctrl + F5

Firefox:

  1. Click on the orange Firefox button in the top left corner.
  2. Move the mouse to Options and click on Options in the submenu.
  3. Click on Advanced
  4. Click on the Network tab.
  5. Click on Clear Now in the Cached Web Content section.

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Another good thing to check is your computer's date and time. Make sure they are up to date! We have had reports of players who use Trend Micro Antivirus and Norton Antivirus' Security Search toolbar getting false warnings that our site is unsafe. Clearing your cache and making sure your computer's date and time are accurate will help prevent this.

If you are having any other issues using our site or upgrading your account, please report it to the Bug Tracker so we can get the problem resolved!

April 10, 2015

Defeat the Blazebinder

Battle through Feverfew Falls to save the Temple!

This weekend, battle to escape the Blazebinder’s trap in Feverfew Falls! /Join Feverfew then try to escape the Deadsea Caverns, defeat Major Thermas, and discover the reason for the Onslaught's attack! What DOES Tyndarius want to do with those his warriors stole?!

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Battle the Blazebinder and Major Thermas to get Feverfew Temple Sigils, then use them to create reward gear in the Feverfew Merge Shop!

  • Memet's AquaPyrrus Mage-Priest Armor
  • Seaside Helms
  • Sea Fury Staff and the Aqua Rage Trident
  • Ring of Bubbles Cape
  • Laken's Firestorm Corporal Armor and Helm

Major Thermas, the Twisted Undine, and the Blazebinder each have a chance to drop a reward, as well!

Gear Going Rare: Grenwog and Friday the 13th

All of the rare gear released with the Dark Carnival (Lucky Day / Friday the 13th) and Grenwog seasonal events will leave the game on Monday, April 13th.

Releases: This weekend and next week

We've got a LOT to do this weekend and next week, so /unsheath your sharpest blade and prepare to battle on!

Join us NEXT Friday for the return of the seasonal Earth Day event, plus Memet's Test: The Nightmare Gauntlet, in which Memet tests just exactly what you do - and don't fear - at the behest of a VERY mysterious, very dark, and very masked stranger! (But not THE Mysterious Stranger, for all you Lorian conspiracy theorists.)

April 10, 2015

Upgrade to Get Exclusive Gear

NEW: Blazerun and Vodarage Tank sets!

Get the most out of AQWorlds when you upgrade your account with a membership, including Legendary Perks like exclusive storylines, challenge monsters, Classes, pets, and GEAR! Unlock more power, exclusive storylines, and super-charged rewards when you upgrade your account! 

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All 14 items in the Blazerun and Vodarage Tank armor sets join the 34 existing items in the Legendary Gear shop! Find it in your game menu or talk to Ragnar in Battleon!

Membership Packages: Brightfall and Centaur Lord

When you upgrade your account with a membership package, you unlock exclusive gear! These items rotate regularly, so keep an eye on the Design Notes to see what the next bonus items are! Upgrade packages can be purchased in-game, on our upgrades page, and through the Portal site.

centaur morph in online mmo rpg adventure quest worldsCentaur Lord Mount Armor

Find all the details on the Centaur Lord membership package in this Design Notes post!

  • 12 month membership: 13 items
  • 6 month membership: 10 items
  • 3 month membership: 7 items
  • 1 month membership: 4 items

BrightFall Commander set

The BrightFall Commander set includes:

  • 1 Armor
  • 8 Helms
  • 2 Weapons
  • 4 Capes (including one color-customizable set of wings)
  • a Character Page badge

You can find more details in this Design Notes post!

April 03, 2015

Battle the Grenwog for Gear

Our Seasonal Spring Event Returns!

Talk to Cabdury (the friendliest, most inedible bunny in town) in the 2nd frame of the Battleon map to access this year's Egg Hunt quests! Collect the eggs hidden around BattleOn and the rest of the town to unlock the Backpack of Eggs and the Vorpal Bunny pet! (Note: Any Vorpal Bunny will be able to access the quests to get this year's regular Berserker Bunny items. Enjoy!) 

And once you've collected all those, why not try Cabdury's Treat Hunt to unlock the Evolved Berserker Bunny set? The merge items will drop from the bosses in Greenguard Forest.  With an Armor, a Helm, a Spear, and a Long-sword, you'll have a bun-tiful amount of items to choose from! The Evolved Berserker Bunny Armor also requires the drop from the final Vorpal Bunny quest.

Grenwog drops: Rare pet, seasonal color-custom armor

Grenwog gear, collect it all! (Or as much as you can carry):

  • Evolved Berserker Bunny set!
  • Berserker Bunny 14 armor, helm, and longsword!
  • Daisy on your back cape!
  • Mayflower and Marshmallow Cheep pets!
  • Fire Egg Staff, Carrotine Cutter, ChickenCow Club!
  • And much more!
Tags: Alina,

April 06, 2015

Battle through Feverfew Falls

Escape the Blazebinder's Trap in the Temple!

This Friday, battle to escape the Blazebinder’s trap in Feverfew Falls! The Firestorm Onslaught has attacked, the temple has been destroyed, and many of the refugees and the sick have been taken... but WHY?! Discover Tyndarius’ fiendish plans for the kidnapped children, then fight your way out of the temple to rescue them before YOU become the next to fall!

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After last week's Shadowflame War finale, all 3 sides have called a ceasefire until we learn more of what happened to Akriloth and the host of Fire Dragons. That means YOU need to investigate the explosions you saw from Pyrewatch Peak!

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Word has come from a survivor of the attack: the sick were slaughtered, the temple destroyed, and most of the refugees and their children have been taken. Only the elderly, a few of the temple priests, and those too weak to travel were left behind.

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The traveler warned: the area surrounding the temple has begun to... twist. Creatures of the Falls have begun appearing, but in a much, MUCH more nightmarish form! He advises caution when journeying through the area, as no one can predict what the twisted undines, salamanders and coral creepers will do.

Blazerun and Vodarage Legend-only Gear

Become a member in AQWorlds to unlock the Legend-only shop and get your gauntlets on our newest gear! The Blazerun and Vodarage tank armor sets each contain an armor, 2 helms, 2 capes, and 2 weapons. 

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If you're ALREADY a member, then GOOD NEWS! You can get the gear as soon you log in on Friday! Talk to Ragnar in Battleon to access the shop, or find it in your game menu!

Don't miss this week's other releases:

April 06, 2015

Get Artix in Super Smash Bros

Vote for Artix to Appear in Nintendo's New Game!

OMG! We have a chance to get Artix added into Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U! This is a for a new contest sponsored by Nintendo, and we're going to need everyone's help to do it! Vote here!

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The last time we teamed up, we sent J6 (lead AQW artist) to Space Camp. What do you say, heroes? Should we send Artix to the 3DS and Wii U?  

VOTE if you want Artix to appear in Super Smash Bros! 

Tags: Alina, Vote Artix,

April 05, 2015

ShadowFlame Burst Contest

Send us your best screenshot and win AdventureCoins!

From now until this Wednesday, April 8th, send us your best screenshot and we'll reward AdventureCoins to our favorite entries!

aqworlds free rpg mmo free gift contesetFirst winning entry: the beastness and alphasonik 

Burst Contest Details

Burst contests are a new way for us to reward our heroes for getting in-game and battling! Themes, time periods, and rewards will change from contest to contest, so keep an eye on the Design Notes!

  • What: Log in at www.AQ.com and take the BEST screenshot you can of you and your friends battling in the Shadowflame release!
  • When: April 5 - 8th
  • Where: Take screenshots in /shadowstrike, /gravestrike, or any of the /shadowflame war maps!
  • Why: Because giving out rewards is fun, and so is getting them!
  • How: Send your entries to our contest twitter account, post them in this thread on Facebook, or in this forum thread!

Winners be chosen on a rolling basis and rewards awarded (as we see entries coming in that we like), then winners will be posted in the Design Notes later this week!

Burst Contest Rules

The rules are very simple:

  • Submit your screenshot between April 5 - 8th to our Twitter or Facebook accounts or the forum thread.
  • Screenshots should not be edited, just a straight, unaltered picture from the game. (Not sure how to take a screenshot? Read this!)
  • Your AQW account name must be visible in the screenshot (either above your character or in the upper-left portrait corner)
  • All accounts taking part in the winning screenshot will win some amount of AdventureCoins as long as we can clearly see their AQW account names.
  • You are allowed to submit your character during a cutscene, but will need to link your character page in the entry so we can identify your account.

Tip: Minimize your in-game chat. Do not crop your screenshot. In battlescenes, try to show class skills or monster attacks going off. If you're taking a cutscene screenshot, appearance counts (so equip your best gear!)

We reserve the right to choose as many winners as we want based on entries that are awesome, make us laugh, make us make this face (O_O), or entertain us in any way.

Tags: Alina,

April 03, 2015

ShadowFlames Rising

Battle Through the Fire Dragon Invasion War Finale!

This weekend, fight fire with fire when you /join shadowstrike! Last week, tens of thousands of Heroes battled to determine the fate of Sepulchure, Gravelyn, and the where the Embersea story goes next... and this week, we see the outcome of those choices! Evil triumphed in the ShadowFlame war, and because of that, Sepulchure's fate has been guaranteed! 

aqworlds shadowflame dragon war free rpg mmoEvil won the day... and the war!

Read on to see what WOULD have happened if the other sides in our 3-way war won, but right now, see what you've got coming in this week's release:

  • Sepulchuroth Dragon boss battle in /shadowstrike
  • Ultra Sepulchuroth Dragon boss battle in /gravestrike
  • 2 new sets in the ShadowFlame rares shop
  • A new armor set AND merge versions of the Akriloth's Oblivion blade

The Shepulchuroth monster in /shadowstrike has 6 item drops (including the full Gravelyn's Dragon armor set for 0 ACs). The Ultra Akriloth boss monster in /gravestroke has a 1%, 0AC version of the Akriloth pet! 

Alternate Endings: SPOILERS AHEAD!

Seriously. Stop reading now if you don't want the ending spoiled.

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TURN BACK NOW

Alright. We good? Good. In any of our 3-way wars, we've planned for several potential outcomes. The Queen of Monsters was always going to rip Sepulchure's spirit from Akriloth's body. But what the winning side of the war determined is what Sepulchure's fate AFTER that would be. To learn what that IS, you'll need to watch the in-gamecutscenes. But if the war had gone differently, here's what we would have seen:

  • If Good had won: Sepulchure would have reappeared as Valen, revealed a secret about Gravelyn's past, and passed on a mysterious power to her before fading away into the darkness. That power now resides inside the Queen of Monsters... but she hasn't discovered it yet. DUN DUN DUN!

  • If the Queen of Monsters had won: Sepulchure's spirit would have been cast into the Chaos Realm that imprisoned her for millennia. He would have been entirely unable to contact Gravelyn, leaving the Queen free to attack her with impunity.

ShadowFlame War Rewards

Check out the newest - and rare - ShadowFlame War Rewards! Find the ShadowScythe DragonLord and The Spawn armor sets in your game menu or when yuo talk to Kyron in Shadowstrike!

Each of the merge shops has a new armor set - the Undead Dragon Morph - PLUS merge versions of the Akriloth's Oblivion Blade and Greater Oblivion Blade (a bigger blade for those who like 'em that way).

The 0AC Akriloth Pet drops from the Ultra Akriloth pet in /gravestrike while the Nightmare Grenwog pet drops from the beast in /grenwog. Which brings us to...

The Grenwog Spring Event Returns!

Talk to Cabdury (the friendliest, most inedible bunny in town) in the 2nd frame of the Battleon map to access this year's Egg Hunt quests! Collect the eggs hidden around BattleOn and the rest of the town to unlock the Backpack of Eggs and the Vorpal Bunny pet! (Note: Any Vorpal Bunny will be able to access the quests to get this year's regular Berserker Bunny items. Enjoy!) 

And once you've collected all those, why not try Cabdury's Treat Hunt to unlock the Evolved Berserker Bunny set? The merge items will drop from the bosses in Greenguard Forest.  With an Armor, a Helm, a Spear, and a Long-sword, you'll have a bun-tiful amount of items to choose from! The Evolved Berserker Bunny Armor also requires the drop from the final Vorpal Bunny quest.

Grenwog gear, collect it all! (Or as much as you can carry):

  • Evolved Berserker Bunny set!
  • Berserker Bunny 14 armor, helm, and longsword!
  • Daisy on your back cape!
  • Mayflower and Marshmallow Cheep pets!
  • Fire Egg Staff, Carrotine Cutter, ChickenCow Club!
  • And much more!

8-Bit Battleon Updates

The 2015 April Fool's Rares Shop (which includes the 8-Bit Yulgar's Inn house) will be leaving on Monday! If you want to continue battling through all the retro maps, you can /join digitalmain and /digitalmaintown!

 

 

Tags: Alina,

April 01, 2015

AdventureQuest Worlds: 8-Bit

AQWorlds goes OLD School... Just Kidding!

For our 2015 April Fools' Day prank, we've turned the town of Battleon and its buildings into WAY old-school, 8-bit versions of the regular art. If you are old enough to remember the classic Mario Bros. games (or just live classic console video games), then logging in is going to feel like coming home... to your past!

... But fair warning, your loot is in another castle! This is probably one of my personal favorite April Fools' Day jokes. I grew up on these 8 and 16-bit video games like many of you and the other AE team members. So now's your chance to relive your (quest for) glory days! 

Log in to Battleon, check out our 8-bit Rare Gear shop, then head to Battleontown to take on 8-Bit Lionfang!He's got a stash of reward drops you can farm for as you battle to the 8-beat of Warlic's digital masterpiece!

  • 8-bit Yulgar's Inn House
  • 8-bit Jukebox* 
  • Digital Lion Helm
  • Whip It Good 
  • Red iBattlePet 
  • 8-Bit Alteon Statue
  • 8-Bit Pet Rug
  • 8-Bit Green Slime Spill
  • 8-Bit Rat

Once you equip the 8-Bit Jukebox in-game, click it and you'll go to a page where you can download even MORE of Warlic's classic console musical creations.

8-Bit Rare Gear and House Shops

You can look square but still be one of the most powerful pixel-heroes in Lore with the bits and bytes of awesome items in the rares shop!

The 8-Bit Rare Gear Shop includes:

  • 8-Bit Warrior
  • 8-Bit Rogue
  • 8-Bit Mage
  • 8-Bit Trobble
  • 8-Bit Battleaxe
  • Jimmy the iBattlePet
  • 8-Bit Orb Pet
  • 8-Bit Memet
  • Alina's 8-Bit Gem Blade
  • 8-Bit Hermes
  • 8-Bit Hermes Helm
  • 8-Bit Oblivion Blade
  • Digital Destruction Lance
  • 8-Bit Fire Rune
  • 8 bit Heroine Face
  • 8 Bit Hero Face

If you're not having luck farming for the Yulgar's House drop, you can pick up an AC version in the 8-Bit House shop, along with the rest of the house items:

  • 8-bit Yulgar's Inn
  • 8-Bit Chicken
  • 8-Bit Dartboard
  • 8-Bit Tombstone
  • 8-Bit Azalea Tree
  • 8-Bit Plum Tree
  • 8-Bit Gravy Spill
  • 8-Bit Green Slime Spill
  • 8-Bit Anvil
  • 8-Bit Pet Painting
  • 8-Bit Shrub
  • 8-Bit Grey Rug

Battleon and all the 8-bit maps return to normal on April 2nd (and the Lionfang drops will disappear), but the rare gear will be available until Monday!

Tags: Alina,

March 28, 2015

30% War Challenge

Unlock the Reward AND the next section of the war!

The ShadowFlame war is heating up! The Evil side is in the lead, but it's still early in the game! The first side to reach 30% on the war meter will unlock the Blade of Fiery Destruction and the next phase of the war map! The race to the top of ShadowFlame mountain is ON!

60% War Challenge: Pyroclasic Dragonbane Blade

The first side to reach 60% on the war meter will unlock the Pyroclastic Dragonbane Blade! The last phase of the war map unlocks at 75%

Tags: Alina,

March 27, 2015

Vote for One-Eyed Doll

Help Them Become Revolver's Album of the Week!

Long-time friend of Artix Entertainment and guest star in AQWorlds, our favorite rock band, One-Eyed Doll, has a chance to be featured as the Album of the Week by Revolve Magazine! If you like OED's music, pick this up. The tracks are seriously fantastic!

But FIRST go vote, because Kimberly and Jason are pretty awesome people and musicians, and they would really appreciate your support. You can vote as many times as you like until Monday, March 30th, at noon.

One-Eyed Doll: Rock'n'Roll and Chaos

If you don't know who One-Eyed Doll is, then settle in, because it's story time! 

The first time the AE team saw Kimberly, she was being escorded into a metal cage between two tesla coils by a mad scientist/muscian named the Arc-attack. A thousand people looked on as bolts of lighting shot at the cage creating computer controlled frequencies that "shockingly" played the themesong of Back to the Future! Kimberly giggled and danced as lightning struck the metal bars creating the music.

That was "normal" compared to watching One-Eyed Doll play live afterwards. She hypnotized the audience with her sweet and kind voice... and lured us to our doom. There was an explosive energy that we had never seen in real life before. After only 2 songs we were informed that they had run out of time and everyone had to leave so the band could clean the room up.

Cysero's friend Alces stirred the crowd into a chant "YOU PLAY, WE'LL CLEAN!" promising that we would clean the room if One-Eyed Doll would play us another set. They agreed and as soon as Kimberly struck the first chord, the mezmerized audience went to work cleaning the floor, stacking chairs and helping Arc Attack take down their musical tesla coils 

(Cysero proudly brags: I got shocked by the one that wasn't properly grounded!) That place was spottless before the crowd left at 4am!

Since then, OED has guest starred in several AQWorlds events, Dage created an incredible album cover, and they've helped the AE team wreak havoc in-game and out! 

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March 27, 2015

Sepulchure Returns

Fight Fire with Fire in the ShadowFlame Dragon War!

This Friday fight fire with fire when Empress Gravelyn and the Dragonbone Necromancers use the body of Akriloth, lord of the Fire Dragons, as a host for Sepulchure's spirit! Unsheathe your blade and prepare for war… because once the Empress of the ShadowScythe and the Queen of Monster’s Fire General come face to face, the eruption’s aftermath will permanently change one of these rulers' lives… FOREVER!

Wait... Sepulchure is returning to AQW?!

He sure is... kind of! As word of the attacks on Drakonus started to reach Shadowfall,  Empress Gravelyn MUST take action. A voice in her dreams reaches out to her... calling, showing her the way to victory. 

aqw sepulchure returns

Now, her Dragonbone Necromancers have been commanded to summon the spirit of one of Lore's greatest military generals - Sepulchure, the DoomKnight. But what vessel could contain a spirit THAT dark and strong? Only the body of Lore's fiercest Fire Dragon... Akriloth. And when Sepulchure's spirit possesses the body of Akriloth the Red, Empress Gravelyn gains a weapon unlike any other: Akriloth's entire army of enraged Fire Dragons! 

3 Way War in ShadowFlame Spire!

Choose your side and fight for Good, Evil, or the Queen of Monsters: 

  • Good: Battle in /dragonspire to defend the people of Embersea from the Dragons, Shadowscythe, and Firestorm!
  • Evil: Drive the Firestorm Onslaught out of Embersea no matter WHAT it takes when you /join shadowspire! You must destroy the Queen's army... before you can face her!
  • Monsters: Ally with the Firestorm in /queenspire to curry favor with the Queen. If you do well, maybe she WON'T slay you once she takes over the world!

What happens AFTER the war will be determined by the winning side!

ShadowFlame War Rewards

This weekend, /join shadowflame and talk to the representatives of the Embersea Defense League, the Shadowscythe, and the Firestorm.  Head to their respective war camps, accept their quests and begin battling to farm for trophies!


  • Good: Crimson Phoenix Warrior armor set
  • Evil: Dragonbone Necromancer set
  • Monster: Living Flame Phoenix Warrior set and Alienation Ascenion Scythe

Many of the monsters have both rare and permanent reward drops independent of the quests. Battle hard, heroes!

Next Week: Fire Dragons Rise... and Boss Battle!

/Cast Heal on Ghost, who valiantly fought pain as he pushed himself to finish the 2nd cutscene for tonight's war (that would have unlocked at 50%). However, due to some pretty severe pain, he didn't make it in time. But when you look at the AMAZING job he did with the first cutscene, we can absolutely wait! He'll get that 2nd cut to you next week, and then the ones surrounding the boss fight, which will launch NEXT Friday!

And once it does, we'll also reveal where the story goes from here! I'd outlined the full Firestorm Onslaught story several months ago, but after seeing all your ideas and excitement surrounding Gravelyn, Akriloth, and the Firestorm/Queen of Monsters as they clash in Embersea, the story's going to shift focus. 

So. Are you ready to BATTLE?!?!!

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March 27, 2015

Daily Server Boost: MORE XP

Today's Server Boost: 50 and 25% MORE XP!

It's that time of the year for fun, frenzy, and FREE boosts! Since so many of our players are on Spring Break this month, log in every day this week AND this weekend to get MORE class points, rep, gold, or XP during our Spring Break Server Boosts Bonanza!

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  • Monday's boost: 25% more CP on Legend servers, 15% more on all servers
  • Tuesday's boost: 25%/15% more Rep
  • Wednesday's boost: 25%/15% more XP
  • Thursday's boost: 25%/15% more Gold
  • Friday's boost: 50%/25% more XP
  • Saturday's boost: DOUBLE the Class points and XP on all servers
  • Sunday's boost: DOUBLE the gold and rep on all servers

March 26, 2015

Daily Server Boost: Gold

Today's Server Boost: 25 and 15% MORE Gold!

It's that time of the year for fun, frenzy, and FREE boosts! Since so many of our players are on Spring Break this month, log in every day this week AND this weekend to get MORE class points, rep, gold, or XP during our Spring Break Server Boosts Bonanza!

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  • Monday's boost: 25% more CP on Legend servers, 15% more on all servers
  • Tuesday's boost: 25%/15% more Rep
  • Wednesday's boost: 25%/15% more XP
  • Thursday's boost: 25%/15% more Gold
  • Friday's boost: 50%/25% more XP
  • Saturday's boost: DOUBLE the Class points and XP on all servers
  • Sunday's boost: DOUBLE the gold and rep on all servers
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March 27, 2015

ShadowFlame DragonSlayer

Unlock the ShadowFlame Gear with Any AC package over $10 USD

Fight fire with fire in Embersea! When the Shadowscythe and Fire Dragon armies combine to take on the Queen of Monsters, things are going to get HOT! /Equip the ShadowFlame Dragonscale armor to keep the battle moving as you push towards victory! Starting tonight at 6 PM server time, get your gauntlets on the ShadowFlame DragonSlayer gear!

12k AC package: 22 items

Get all 22 items with a 12,000 AC package - 4 items exclusive to the 12k AC package plus every item included in the other AC tier.

  • An exclusive set (armor, 2 helms, cape, and weapon) PLUS
  • 2 more armors
  • 6 helms
  • 4 weapons
  • 5 capes

2k and 5k AC packages: 16 items

Equip yourself to face down the Lord of the Fire Dragons: get 16 items with either a 2,000 or 5,000 AC package!

  • 2 armors: Necrotic ShadowFlame Warrior and ShadowFlame DragonSlayer Armor
  • 6 helms
  • 4 weapons
  • 5 capes

Shadowflame AC Rares Shop

Select items from the Fyreborn Tigermaster sets will also be available for individual purchase from your game menu.

  • ShadowFlame DragonSlayer Armor
  • 4 helms
  • 2 weapons
  • 3 capes
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March 25, 2015

Gravelyn is NOT Amused...

Empress of the Shadowscythe Vs Queen of Monsters?

The Shadowflame Dragon War begins this Friday! Will you fight for Good (defending the innocent people of Embersea), Evil (attacking the Firestorm alongside Gravelyn and Sepulchure), or the Queen of Monsters? 

This is very much a 3-way war: 

  • Evil wants to take out the Firestorm Onslaught, and doesn't care WHO gets stomped on along the way, so long as Empress Gravelyn's rival is taken down. 
  • Good wants to make sure no innocents get hurt while the Shadowscythe attack the Firestorm Onslaught, and while the Firestorm fights back.
  • Those fighting for the Queen of Monsters want to ally early on with the newest big-bad in town. Get on board early and maybe she won't make a smoothie out of your amygdala once she's done feeding on your fear. 

Tweet to Artix and Alina and tell us who you're fighting for on Twitter or the AQWorlds Facebook page!

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April 03, 2015

Breakfast for the Queen

From the Diary of... I - Don't Recall. Day 74. Dungeon.

Father

The memories will not stop. That, I think, is the cruelest torment. Even now, in the peak of my despair, I still remember light. And open air. And freedom. That’s what she uses to break you. The memory of happiness can cause the most exquisite torment when you know that those moments will never come again.

I had a name once. I don’t remember it, but I know that it was there. She takes that first, before the breaking begins. A name. It seemed of so little consequence when I was in the light. But I am nothing without it now, not a man, not an individual. I am barely a thing. A nameless “it”, fated to inherit and beget nothing at all.

...

If there were any justice in this world, any benevolent concept of right that holds sway over all, I would have lost my mind long ago. The burden of sanity is too much to bear, especially when I know how much she has twisted my body. I don’t know how long I have been here for. Time itself has lost meaning for me, but still I endure, being molded to fit the Queen’s desire. The change has been gradual but excruciating. It is as though my body has always looked like this, but I know that isn’t true. When I dream, my body is strong, and my limbs feel like they can stretch into eternity. Not at all like the gnarled form I am forced to confront on waking.

I don’t dream anymore. I am so hungry. I had a daughter. What was her name? Did she ever have one? Did I?

i hunger. where is my queen? it has been so long since my last meal.

Jennisa

Mom told me that if I was ever lost, I should look for the helpers. She said the helpers were the good people who take re…re-spons-a-bility for people who are in trouble. But I can’t find any helpers where I am. I’m lost. Really lost. There’s someone who pretends to be a helper. She brings me sweet things, but she is not a sweet person. She calls me pretty but her voice makes me feel like something crawley is under my skin. She’s weird. She won’t tell me where I am, or where my parents are. She won’t tell me how I got here. She doesn’t even want me to use my name. I scratched my name into the walls of the stone room she put me in just in case. It’s my name. Nobody can tell me what to do with it.

Scary Lady came to my stone room today. She called me pretty, and asked me if I remember where I came from. I told her, and she got mad. It got even worse when she asked me my name. She took me to the Dark Place then. She said that I would remember my stone room like a palace when I was down there. She said that she would break me. But she’s not going too, because I am not a toy, and I can’t be played with and broken just like that. She’s wrong.

She came to the Dark Place today with a torch. She calls me pretty. Like it’s my name. She says she wants the memory of light to be in my head, so when it goes out, the darkness will come back stronger. But what if that’s wrong? What if you can fight the darkness, any darkness, with the light that you remember? Can you drink light like you drink water? I hope you can, that way the light will stay in my stomach when she takes it away again. I will not break. My name is not Pretty.

It’s been a long time since Scary Lady came by with a torch. But I remember its light. All I have to do is close my eyes and it’s there. She came down to the Dark Place and asked me if I want to see my parents. Why? Why did I say yes? I knew that it was a trick, but I was so lonely and I wanted to see them so bad. Why why why why why? When I said yes, I saw her smile for the first time. It felt like I could see the world breaking in her smile, everything, light, names, happiness, all crumbling apart in the space of a grin. I felt I cold wind on my face, and I couldn’t see Scary Lady anymore. I was still in the Dark Place, but I wasn’t in my corner of the darkness. I was somewhere else, outside of a cell. Scary Lady appeared beside me.

"P̩r̛̤̰̫̟̯e̢̬͔͎̬̰t͎̗̼̖̬t̟̙̭̼͖͍̩͝y̴ child, are you a̺f͏̗͈̪̻r҉͎͔̫a͞i͟ͅd̩͍̲͉̺͓̫̀?" Scary Lady has a voice like something sharp.

"Don’t you want to see your parents?"

I do. More than anything. I nod quickly.

"Then l͘i̛̪̙̬̝͚s̱t̲͍̠̪͙ẹn̮̪̙̞̲̠. Can you hear him?"

I listened. I could hear something wet. It sounded like what mom says I sounded like when I chewed food with my mouth open. Squish. Tear. Crunch. Swallow. Suddenly I didn’t want to see what was in the cell.

"Come, th̡͇̻̳͎͇̲i̯n̗̣g̬̰̼̤͕̞͙͠. Come towards the bars."

The sound stopped. I could hear something scraping itself along the floor.

"Faster, creature. Aren't you h̭͔̥͙ͅu̥͇͔̱̟̥̬ṋ̼g̸͇̝̰͚rỵ̵̠̫?"

Slowly it became visible. Its body was jagged and warped, like clay, sculpted poorly and left to dry in the sun. It had fingers like needles, skin like old leather. Whatever it had been eating stained the entire front of it rusty red. But I knew who it was when I saw its eyes. Blue, like the sky on water. Like something important that I lost.

"D-daddy?"

The bars vanished. Scary lady pushed me forward. It turned to the thing that was my father.

"E͞a̘̮t̬̮̰̳͖͝ͅ."

Dad’s breath was ragged and watery. His breath smelled like dead things, and he scraped closer to me. I couldn’t move. He opened his mouth.

J-Jenni...

My name. That’s my name.

What are you doing? I said.

Dad shuddered for a moment and began to howl. Then he lept, but not at me. Inches from Scary Lady, he stopped in midair. He hung there as though suspended from strings. His needle-fingers swiped at the air in front of him.

"You have to get out of her now! Run, Jennisa! Jenni PLEASE YOU HAVE TO ESCAPE-

His voice cut off abruptly, as did any sign of struggle. His body dropped to the floor like a broken doll. She called to me, trying to stay calm, but her voice was thick with hatred.

"Where do you run to, P̥͉͔̘̲̕r͡e̜̦̺͙̙̲t҉̹̰̖̲t͏̲̙y̼̥̪̩̰͠ Child?"

Her voice didn’t sound even close to human anymore. I had to keep moving.

"Do you think you can outrun t̵̻̲͓̻̤̞ḫ̗̳̮̗e͙̘̯̳͈ ̶͍͓d͉̗̭̲̮a҉̭͎͍͇r̟̱̠̮̘̙k̷̙̟̲͔̬̭̘?"

I felt the darkness close in on me then, trying to wrap me in itself. It would absorb me this time. Never let me go. But I have light. That’s one thing she didn’t plan for. I closed my eyes and let the memory of light fill me.

"How? How are you d͔o̯͉̤̘̰̙i̘̖̤n̰̳̠g̦̭̠̱ that?"

I let the darkness come. When it swallowed me, I grabbed it and tore it apart. It fell away from me like shreds of cloth. The light in me was so fierce that I could see nothing else. Brighter, brighter…

"I will D̗͚E͚̻̟̰͝Ṣ̫T̹̱͔͓͎͖̼͟R̜͔̞̺̖̖O̮͈Y̜͈̩̻͞ you."

"My name is Jenni. I will never break."

The light was blinding now. I felt the night fall away, and Scary Lady with it. The light, was a pure white. But something was wrong. I had gone from the unbearable cold of the Dark Place to a stifling heat. The light had gone from white to red. I opened my eyes. I was back home, back in Embersea. But this wasn’t how it was supposed to be. I sank to my knees.

Embersea was burning.

I’m lost.

I’m home, but I’m still lost. I don’t know where else to go.

I hear the hard pounding of hooves on sand behind me. I turn, thinking that Scary Lady might’ve followed me. But it wasn’t her. This man had kind eyes, and concern on his face.

"Where are your parents? Why are you all alone in the middle of this?"

I shook my head. Too much to tell, too much. The man sighed.

"Well, can you at least tell me your name?"

"It’s Luci. What’s yours?"

"I’m Kyron. It’s nice to meet you, Luci, but we really should be getting out of here."

Kyron gestured towards his back.

"Need a lift?"

I thought back to something that feels like it happened to me ages ago. Memory is all I have. Memory of a better time, and hope for tomorrow.

"Are you a helper, Kyron?"

"I’d like to think so."

He smiles. Its not like her grin at all. I smile back.

"Alright then. Lets go."

When Kyron and I reached Pyrewatch, I didn’t want to do anything but sleep. I hoped it would be dreamless, but of course it wasn’t

I dreamed of  the light in the Dark Place. I dreamed that its memory lay within my heart, pulsing with the same rhythm. Then another beat intruded. I saw the same light, pulsing in the darkness. Slowly illuminating the area. It was a throne room. The light flitted to the seat of power. And there She was. Smiling. She caressed the light gently, so gently, before guiding it into her chest. I felt my heart beat in time with her’s. I awoke screaming.

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March 25, 2015

Spring Break Server Boost: XP

Today's Server Boost: 25 and 15% MORE XP!

It's that time of the year for fun, frenzy, and FREE boosts! Since so many of our players are on Spring Break this month, log in every day this week AND this weekend to get MORE class points, rep, gold, or XP during our Spring Break Server Boosts Bonanza!

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  • Monday's boost: 25% more CP on Legend servers, 15% more on all servers
  • Tuesday's boost: 25%/15% more Rep
  • Wednesday's boost: 25%/15% more XP
  • Thursday's boost: 25%/15% more Gold
  • Friday's boost: 50%/25% more XP
  • Saturday's boost: DOUBLE the Class points and XP on all servers
  • Sunday's boost: DOUBLE the gold and rep on all servers
Tags: Alina,