13 Lords of Chaos

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Schedule Maker

April 22, 2014

Summer of Chaos

13 Lords of Chaos Saga Finale Begins June 6th!

When you first arrive in the Land of Lore, you're hit by lightning and fall down a mountain. This is a sign that YOU are no ordinary Hero! You're strong, can withstand things that would kill an ordinary person and, beyond that, have been chosen by Fate for an extraordinary journey! 

Artix has planned the end of the 13 Lords of Chaos storyline for YEARS... and the finale is about to begin! Over the coming weeks, the AQW team will be focusing on building the Chaos Saga finale, because once the sun sets on June 6th, CHAOS will erupt and the world as you know it... will be gone!

Prepare yourselves, heroes, because this summer you're not going to be fighting for your life... you'll be battling to save the world!

May 2014

May 2nd: Dragon's Rise

May 5th: Cinco de Mayo and Randor's Birthday Shop

May 9th: Dragon's Salvation

May 11th: Mother's Day

May 16th: "Design an AQW Release" Contest Winner's story

May 23rd: X-Treme Heroes event
(I will be gone for a week again wrestling rattlesnakes and riding buffalo... WHAT is Memet going to DO?!!?!)

May 30th: "Calm Before the Storm" pre-Chaos AQW Cleanup!

Summer of Chaos

June 6th: 13th Lord of Chaos Saga Finale BEGINS! Confront Drakath and discover the identity of the 13th Lord of Chaos. It's time to save the world, and it's all up to YOU!

June 13 - 27th: 13th Lord of Chaos attacks! How will YOU fight back? Live wars each day, story events every Friday!

July 3rd: Shadowfall Rises! EVERYONE on Lore needs to band together to battle Chaos... and Empress Gravelyn is NO exception! We are going to need everyone to work together if Shadowfall is going to fly again! (... Lore's Indepence day comes right before the USA's!)

July 11th: Drakath waits for you, Hero... Will you be ready?! The answer is YES!!!!!!

July 18 - 25th:

SPOILERS, Mortal! No one may know my plans! You will find out soon enough...
- Drakath, Champion of Chaos

Tags: Alina Summer of Chaos


Plague Maker

April 21, 2014

Friday: Return to Etherstorm

Stop the Deadly Plague Killing Etherstorm's Dragons!

Darkness has fallen over Etherstorm. The elemental dragons are dying mysteriously, and no magic is able to save them! Search through the homecity of the Elemental Dragons to discover where this plague came from and how it infects them. Time is running out, and as the dragons die one by one, so does Lore’s future! Work with Warlic and Galanoth to discover who - or what - is killing them before dragons outside of Etherstorm are infected, or all of the dragons of Lore may die out… forever!

Here there be dead dragons!

Tuesday: "Design an AQW Release" Contest!

Look for Beleen's DNs on the new contest tomorrow! This is YOUR chance to design an AQWorlds release! You (and any friends you work with) will have your ideas turned into a release for ALL our players to enjoy! You'll also be featured in the Design Notes and Facebook, get some extra ACs, and know that you had a huge hand in building AQW! 

Tags: Alina


List Maker

April 21, 2014

Wheel Of Doom Gear Changes

Coming Soon: New 1% Drops in the Wheel of Doom

Deep in the forests near Doomwood, you'll find the Carnival of Fortune, a place of magic, mystery, mayhem... and luck! Spin the Wheel of Doom or the Wheel of Destiny for a chance to win exclusive prizes, Potions, gold, and a chance for the Ultimate Item of Donated Awesomeness!

Not sure how this all works? Check out our Wheel of Doom FAQ!

How to get to the Wheel of Doom/Destiny?

  • Click on the Carnival of Fortune button in your Game Menu or 
  • Type /join doom in your chat bar to go to the Wheel of Doom or 
  • Type /join destiny in your chat bar to go to the Wheel of Destiny

How to spin the Wheel of Doom or Destiny:

  • Get a free spin at the start of each month 
  • Get a free spin every day when you upgrade your account

What do I get when I spin?

EVERY time you spin, you will receive:

  • 10,000 gold 
  • Fortune Potion 
  • 1 hour XP Boost

You can use the Fortune Potions and the XP Boosts you receive in the Wheel of Doom and Destiny merge shops to create exclusive gear! You may also win one of the bonus prizes that also drop from the Wheels!

Old 1% Drops Leaving and New Gear Arriving

With every spin, you get a chance to get a rare 1% drop - either the Ultimate Item of Donated Awesomeness OR a hard-to-get item OR gear that ONLY drops from the Wheel of Doom! The gear listed below will be leaving the Wheel of Doom NEXT WEEK... while the gear replacing it will become available for a while. 

Before the items listed below leave, their drop rate will increase to let anyone still hunting have one final shot at getting the gear!

The MechaJouster Armor is ONLY available from the Wheels!

1% Gear leaving:

  • Doom Chaos Symbiote Armor
  • Doom Naval Commander set
  • Doom Prismatic Composer Armor
  • Doom Celestial Sandknight
  • Doom Rotting Naval Commander set
  • Doom Shiden Bardiche
  • Doom Pirate Captain set
  • Doom Red Star Sword
  • Doom Toga
  • Doom Pirate Captain's Elegant Hat
  • Doom Open Celestia Sandwings
  • Doom Celestial Sandsword
  • Doom ExoKatana Binsoku
  • Doom Souleater Warrior
  • Doom Iced Jester
  • Doom Iced Foule-Bordeau Helm
  • Doom Soul Ripper
  • Doom Star Slasher
  • Doom Lycan Transformation
  • Doom Vampire Transformation
  • Doom Celestial Sandknight Helm

Dark Exosuit Binsoku

Gear arriving next week:

  • Exosuit Binsoku Armor, Dagger, and Helm
  • Doom Shielded Centurion Armor and Helm 
  • Doom Centurion Armor and Helm 
  • Centurion Cape

Gear arriving in the Merge Shop THIS week:

  • Dark Exosuit Binsoku Armor, Dagger, and Helm (based on the Exosuit Binsoku)
  • Twig's Fishbones pet

Why is the Gear Changing?

Good question! Back when we first introduced the Wheel of Doom, we added in old Quibble items that were NOT tagged rare (we will never return an item that has been tagged rare!) and gave them a 1% drop rate. MANY of you guys were very, very happy about that, but a lot of you had reservations.

As a compromise, we said we would swap out the 1% items every couple of months so... and that time has come. There are only a handful of Quibble items without rare tags left, which means there are only a small number of them that qualify for inclusion in the WoD. So, we are adding some of those items back in, but with some additional recolors for the merge shop.

We were going to stop cycling the items in and out, but based on player feedback, we decided not to do that. There will still be a small increase in the drop rates, however, before this latest batch leaves next week.

Tags: Alina


Egg Maker

April 18, 2014

Double EXP Weekend

Get Double EXP on ALL SERVERS All Weekend Long!

This weekend, heroes and their families around the world celebrate Spring! New life, more sun, and LOTS of fun times ahead! That's why all weekend long we have a DOUBLE Exp Server Boost on all servers! (And on Legend servers, you'll see even MORE Exp from every battle!) The boost will last until Monday morning, so get farming! (And now that Spring's here... you can!)

Sunday: NEW Grenwog Boss Drops!

This Sunday, celebrate Spring by battling the Grenwog boss when you /join Grenwog! He'll drop the Legend-only Eternal Egg pet AND the Grenwog Dyes Blade for all players! The Spring egg hunt, Grenwog map, and rare gear leave next Friday!

Tags: Alina


April 17, 2014

Fantasy Hero Package Pass

Unlock ALL the Fantasy Hero Gear With One Pass!

We have been getting a lot of emails and tweets from players who are maxed out on ACs, have years worth of membership, or simply want to buy the gear that comes with our special packages. In response to that request, we are trying a new package: the special package pass. 

Wolfhound Warrior, Dragon Emperor, Dark Warlock sets

Buying a special package pass for $60 USD will unlock ALL of the gear from the Wolfhound Warrior AND the other two packages in the series once they are released, PLUS an exclusive character page badge!Once those packages go live in over the next several months, anyone who bought the pass will automatically get them in their badge shop in the book of Lore. 

You can find the Fantasy Hero pass in the "Special Offers" section of the in-game payment window, on the upgrade page, or on the Portal.

Why Get the Fantasy Hero Pass?

Good question! This is something very new for AQWorlds, but implementing it allows us to let many players who just want gear to unlock it without having to about missing deadlines. (We get a TON of requests from players around the world asking us to extend a package deadline for a day, a week, or a month because someone is going to miss it.)

The Wolfhound waits...

You would also have to buy 3 years worth of membership (that is $180 USD) to get all of this gear with the set-up above, but if you're a gear collector, a HUGE Game of Thrones fan like me (#TeamTyrion), or maxed out on upgrades, then this is going to be the way you want to go. 

Fantasy Hero Package Pass Items

You'll unlock all 11 Wolfhound Warrior items right now, and as we release the next two sets, you will automatically see those appear in your Fantasy Hero Pass badge shop (found in your Book of Lore)!

The full Wolfhound Warrior set comes with:

  • Dire Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • Deadly Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • The Wolves’ Fury Blade
  • Wolfhound Fangs Daggers
  • Wolfhound’s Pike
  • Wolfhound’s Crown
  • Glowing Wolf Crown
  • Shaggy Wolf Hair
  • Shaggy Wolf Beard
  • Wolfhound’s Pelt

When the Dragon Emperor Package releases, you'll unlock:

  • 1st tier Dragon Emperor armor
  • 2nd tier Dragon Emperor armor
  • 3rd tier Dragon Emperor armor
  • 1st weapon
  • 2nd weapon
  • 3rd weapon
  • Cape
  • 1st helm
  • 2nd helm
  • 3rd helm
  • and maybe more, depending on how many additional items we create for the sets!

When the Dark Warlock Package releases, you'll unlock:

  • 1st tier Dark Warlock armor
  • 2nd tier Dark Warlock armor
  • 3rd tier Dark Warlock armor
  • 1st weapon
  • 2nd weapon
  • 3rd weapon
  • Cape
  • 1st helm
  • 2nd helm
  • 3rd helm
  • and maybe more, depending on how many additional items we create for the sets!

* You will get an exclusive badge with the Fantasy Hero Pass, not the Wolfhound Warrior Ultra badge.

Tags: Alina


April 17, 2014

Wolfhound Warrior Package

The First of Three Fantasy Hero Sets!

Starting tonight at 12:01 AM, unlock all 11 items in the Wolfhound Warrior set with the 12 month upgrade package or choose from the 6 month upgrade, 3 month upgrade, 5000 AdventureCoin, or 12000 AdventureCoin packages for selected items from the set!

And because the Timedragon Warrior Package is ALSO running, when you buy a 3, 6, or 12 month upgrade or either the 5000 or 12000 AdventureCoin packages, you will ALSO get those items, too!

Wolfhound Warrior Tier Package!

In Lore, one thing is always true: When you play the game of Chaos, you win or you die. There is no middle ground. But we choose to defy fate, and know you will want to, as well! The Wolfhound Warrior is the first of three new tiered sets paying homage to the Game of Thrones book and television series. In the coming months, the Dragon Emperor and Dark Warlock sets will follow, too.

Unlock all 11 items in the Wolfhound Warrior set with the 12 month upgrade package starting this Friday, April 18th, at 12:01 AM server time, or choose from the 6 month upgrade, 3 month upgrade, 5000 AdventureCoin, or 12000 AdventureCoin packages for selected items from the set!

The 12 month upgrade comes with all 11 of the following Wolfhound items:

  • Dire Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • Deadly Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • The Wolves’ Fury Blade
  • Wolfhound Fangs Daggers
  • Wolfhound’s Pike
  • Wolfhound’s Crown
  • Glowing Wolf Crown
  • Shaggy Wolf Hair
  • Shaggy Wolf Beard
  • Wolfhound’s Pelt

And you'll also unlock the following Timedragon Warrior items:

  • TimeDragon Warrior Armor
  • TimeDragon’s Crest Helm
  • Armored Faceplate of Eternity
  • Eternal Piercer Bladed Staff
  • TimeDragon’s Defender Polearm
  • Blade of Eternal Victory
  • Dragon’s Victory Daggers
  • TimeDragon’s Tail
  • Eternal Fledgling pet
  • Eternal Fledgling Battle pet **
  • Character page badge
  • TimeDragon PVP Amulet +3250 

** If you already bought the Timedragon Warrior package, you will automatically get the Eternal Fledgling Battle Pet!

6 month upgrade and 12k AC packages: 

  • Deadly Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • The Wolves’ Fury Blade
  • Wolfhound Fangs Daggers
  • Wolfhound’s Pelt
  • Wolfhound’s Crown
  • Glowing Wolf Crown
  • TimeDragon’s Crest Helm
  • Armored Faceplate of Eternity
  • TimeDragon’s Defender Polearm
  • Blade of Eternal Victory
  • Dragon’s Victory Daggers
  • TimeDragon’s Tail
  • Character page badge

3 month upgrade and 5k AC packages: 

  • Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • The Wolves’ Fury Blade
  • Wolfhound’s Pelt
  • Shaggy Wolf Hair
  • Shaggy Wolf Beard
  • TimeDragon Warrior Armor
  • Armored Faceplate of Eternity
  • Dragon’s Victory Daggers
  • TimeDragon’s Tail
  • Character page badge

Tags: Alina


Pass Maker

April 15, 2014

Wolfhound Warrior Tier Set

The First of Three Fantasy Hero Sets!

In Lore, one thing is always true: When you play the game of Chaos, you win or you die. There is no middle ground. But we choose to defy fate, and know you will want to, as well! The Wolfhound Warrior is the first of three new tiered sets paying homage to the Game of Thrones book and television series. In the coming months, the Dragon Emperor and Dark Warlock sets will follow, too.

Unlock all 11 items in the Wolfhound Warrior set with the 12 month upgrade package starting this Friday, April 18th, at 12:01 AM server time, or choose from the 6 month upgrade, 3 month upgrade, 5000 AdventureCoin, or 12000 AdventureCoin packages for selected items from the set!

The 12 month upgrade comes with all 11 of the following:

  • Dire Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • Deadly Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • The Wolves’ Fury Blade
  • Wolfhound Fangs Daggers
  • Wolfhound’s Pike
  • Wolfhound’s Crown
  • Glowing Wolf Crown
  • Shaggy Wolf Hair
  • Shaggy Wolf Beard
  • Wolfhound’s Pelt

6 month upgrade and 12k AC packages: 

  • Deadly Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • The Wolves’ Fury Blade
  • Wolfhound Fangs Daggers
  • Wolfhound’s Pelt
  • Wolfhound’s Crown
  • Glowing Wolf Crown

3 month upgrade and 5k AC packages: 

  • Wolfhound Warrior Armor
  • The Wolves’ Fury Blade
  • Wolfhound’s Pelt
  • Shaggy Wolf Hair
  • Shaggy Wolf Beard

NEW: Special Package Pass!

We have been getting a lot of emails and tweets from players who are maxed out on ACs, have years worth of membership, or simply want to buy the gear that comes with our special packages. In response to that request, we are trying a new package: the special package pass.

Buying a special package pass for $60 USD will unlock ALL of the gear from the Wolfhound Warrior AND the other two packages in the series once they are released. Once those packages go live in the near future, anyone who bought the pass would automatically get them in their badge shop in the book of Lore.

You would have to buy 3 years worth of membership to get all of this gear with the set-up above, but if you're a gear collector (or just a HUGE Game of Thrones fan, like me... #TeamTyrion) or maxed out on upgrades, then this is going to be the way you want to go.

Tags: Alina


LTS Maker

April 11, 2014

Dark Dracomancer Gear

Dark Dracomancer Limited Time Shop!

Drakor the Dark Dracomancer* is pushing Quibble out of Battleon this Friday to display his Etherstorm wares.** He's got a set of draconic morph gear that will make your enemies fear and your friends /cheer! Click on the different armor parts to turn from human warrior into a draconic death-dealer!

Weyr do you find it? Battleon!

The shop will be available for a week hours... and the countdown begins this tonight!

* Loves alliteration
** You'll be returning to Etherstorm later this month in the Dragon's Descent mini-arc! 

Tags: Alina


Update Maker

April 11, 2014

Save the Princess

Battle-testing in Breakstone's New Tutorial

The quest to create a new and improved tutorial continues! Earlier this week, we released the first version of our new Breakstone tutorial for you guys so we could hear your thoughts. We need you to help us make the tutorial as easy to understand, helpful, and engaging for new players as possible! 

Thank you for helping us test!

We've made a lot of changes based on your feedback, including:

  • Have Zorbak mention blue arrows pointing to clickies
  • Add “A Hero is Born” achievement for completing tutorial
  • Add a Cape and a Helm to Zorbak’s shop to showcase shops
  • Change info text to “Double click a monster to begin attacking”
  • Give Galanoth better directional text
  • Rework Zorbak's quest
  • Explain story better (bring back part where Princess explains Ring of Dragon Control)
  • Change Enhancement shop

That is not all of the changes you suggested that we are going to make, though! We've got a running list, and we will keep adding improvements.

How-To Cutscenes Added

One of the best pieces of feedback we received over the last couple days was that you REALLY want knew players to learn how to chat, use the interface, and learn how to report people breaking the rules. We agree!

Yara explains the User Interface

After you finish the last battle, walk past Artix and Robina onto the Slime Road. You'll meet Yara the Paladin. She's got some helpful tutorial cutscenes for you to watch:

  • How to chat
  • How to use the User Interface
  • How to report other users
  • Links to the Design Notes
  • A list of game commands

We are also planning to add how-to tutorial cutscenes for the following:

  • How to use the Enhancement system
  • How to use the Book of Lore
  • How to use shops and your bank

Do you like these tutorial cutscenes? Would you like to see us do more? If so, let us know! These cutscenes will also be added to Battleon AND in the Book of Lore, as well.

High-Level Boss Battles in Breakstone

We REALLY appreciate that you guys are helping us test... but we know that most of you are higher than level 3-6. That's why we added high level versions of the Dread Dragon. If you are a high-enough level, you'll see a button to take you to level 30, 45, or 60 versions of the boss. 

Each version drops exclusive items: the Mystical or Warriors' Beast Master armor and helms!

Tags: Alina


Mystery Maker

April 11, 2014

What's Inside Dage's Chest

Get the Key, Unlock the Chest, Get a Prize!

Dage has a surprise for you, heroes! Spin the Wheel of Doom or Destiny tonight for a chance to get Dage's Dark Key! On May 7th, one person* with the Dark Key weapon will be selected... and they will receive a custom-made, personalized weapon for them from Dage the Evil! The Dark Key itself will turn into a separate weapon, so EVERYONE who gets the key from the Wheel will get a reward.

Prize inside.

How To Get the Dark Key

  • Spin the Wheel of Doom or Destiny before May 6th (when the key will no longer drop)
  • Receive Dage's Dark Key as a reward drop
  • On May 7th, one person who received the Dark Key reward drop will be chosen to receive a custom weapon created just for them* by Dage the Evil!

* The Dark Key will turn into a weapon, so everyone who receives the drop will get a sword. But one person will receive a custom weapon! 

Don't Miss Today's Other Events!

Tags: Alina Wheel of Doom Wheel of Destiny Dage the Evil Mystery Chest


April 09, 2014

Help Us Help New Heroes

NEW Tutorial Testing Begins NOW!

Developing AQWorlds is always an adventure, and improving the tutorial has definitely been a journey. (I think we are on version 6... 7... 8?!) As we battle to build the best game possible, we need your help again! 

BREAKING NEWS: We have a new tutorial to test!

Starting tonight, we need you to have your family and friends - anyone who has NOT played AQW yet - create an account and run through the tutorial. Tell them to create an account at AQ.com, then /join breakstone. (You can do this, too!) Watch them, take notes on where they get confused or lost. Screencapture their playing if possible and send us the videos, or post your comments to us on Twitter or the forum.

The Red Dragon waits... to devour Princess Tara!?!

Thursday and Friday, as your feedback comes in, we'll be changing the Breakstone tutorial based on your ideas. Then, this Friday, some of our new users will begin seeing this version instead of the Stonehand tutorial.

Help the Princess (and new Heroes)!

This is your chance to help us help new Heroes have the best introduction to AQWorlds possible! A better, smarter new Hero is a stronger, more skilled guild or party member for you down the line! 

High Level Red Dragon Battle!

This Friday, we will ALSO be releasing a high level (50+) version of the Breakstone Red Dragon for our more experienced players. You'll find 2 new armors (1 Legend, 1 free player) will drop from the dragon. Those won't be found anywhere else in AQW, so you'd better bring your biggest Dragonblade!

Tags: Alina


QA Maker

April 07, 2014

In-Game Q&A with AQW Devs

Got questions for the AQW team? Ask away!

This Tuesday and Wednesday, April 8th and 9th, AQW developers will be logging on throughout the day to answer your questions! Each dev will have a time-slot and server you'll be able to find them in, but don't worry if you can't make it! We'll be logging all the questions asked of them and sharing the answers for everyone to see in our forum!

We can't wait to hang out with you!

If you've got a question you'd like to ask a member of the AQW dev team, give us a heads up by tweeting it to @AQWChat, and I'll make sure to pass it on to them!

How to join

After our late-night room capacity test (thanks for helping, Sir Ver heroes!), we're going to try something new... and based on your feedback, we may do it again in the future. Starting tomorrow, log in to the server listed, head to your favorite /rest'ing spot in-game, and prepare to ask and get answers to some of the most popular (and craziest) questions your fellow players have for our devs!

The healing energy in this room was overwhelming!*

Tuesday schedule:

  • Memet: 11AM - 12PM, Artix server 
  • Zoshi: 12PM - 1PM, Safiria server
  • Ghost: 2PM - 3PM, J6 server
  • Sora to Hoshi: 3PM - 4PM, Cysero server
  • Blade: 4PM - 5PM, Galanoth server
  • Vokun: 5PM - 6PM, Yorumi server

Wednesday livestream schedule:

  • Aranx - 2 PM in-game QA
  • J6 livestream - 2 PM on Twitch
  • Dage/Alina livestream - 3 - 4PM on Twitch

* No matter where you are in the server, you'll see the questions and answers our devs give as they yell it out. 

Tags: Alina Questions Answers


Poll Maker

April 03, 2014

Player Opinion Poll

Do you want to see the Limited Quantity Shops Return?

Back in 2012, when we were having some pretty bad server lag, we stopped doing the limited quantity shops because of how many issues there were. Now that the servers have improved, we are revisiting the idea, but we need to know what YOU think!

Do you want to see the Limited Quantity Shops return? Want to see them come back in a different form? If we DID bring them back, we might change how they work:

Possible changes to the LQS idea:
  • Make players complete a quest before the shop opens
  • Portion the gear out per timezone, so there would be set quantities of gear per timezone, and the shop would restock.
  • Add your idea to the poll!
Player poll: We haven't had a Limited Quantity Shop since 2012. Do you want to see them return now that the server lag has improved? Let us know!
Do not care.
pollcode.com free polls 

Thank you for the feedback!

Thank you all for the feedback on the idea about whether or not to return the Limited Quantity Shop. At this time, I don't have any set date for if or when it would return. The point of the poll was to begin a dialogue about whether/how many of you guys want to see the idea return. 

For those who DO like the idea, but are worried about problems, I posted some ideas on how we could fix the issues IF it did come back. I'm going to let the poll run for at least a couple weeks, as I'd like to gather as many opinions as possible. 

Another question for you: 

What is the difference to you between a limited quantity shop in-game and when Heromart has a limited quantity of print items with in-game rewards attached?
Do you prefer one over the other? Dislike both? Like both? 
Knowing that kind of information is also helpful!

Tags: Alina Poll


Storm Maker

April 03, 2014

The Tempest is Coming

Spring Seasonal Shop Opens Friday

A storm is coming to Twilly's Seasonal Shop this Friday! Embrace the tempest, because the lock is almost ready to melt, and the Ice Token will no longer give you access to the rares! Starting tomorrow, you will need to purchase the Spring Token from Twilly to open this shop. It will be available until spring ends, and the summer shop opens.

This shop will contain:

  • Tempest Armor
  • Tidal Helm
  • Monsoon Wrap
  • Dual Waves of Fury Daggers
  • Double-edged Ocean's Heart polearm

Remember that once the storms of spring pass and the lock heats up these items will go rare and get replaced by the summer seasonal items!

New Gear in the Wheel of Doom/Destiny

The Archmage of Light and Dark sets arrive in the Wheel of Doom and Destiny (and their merge shops) tomorrow!

Coming soon to AQW

We've got a lot planned for April, including:

  • AQW Team in-game Q&A
    Tweet your questions to @AQWChat and we'll answer them in-game!
  • Red Dragon Attack: Princess in Peril!
    We are redoing the tutorial again, but before we release it, we need YOUR help to make it perfect!
  • Dark Dracomancer Limited Time Shop
    The color-customizable, transformable Dark Dracomancer set will be available for one week only!

  • Tower of Doom: 100 Levels of Terror
    Battle your way through all 100 levels to defeat the bosses at the top and bottom. Unlock exclusive achievements AND the rewards to prove you've leveled the tower! 
  • Return to Etherstorm in A Plague of Dragons 
    In a post-Desoloth world... the dragons of Etherstorm are dying one by one. Explore into the heart of their hidden city to uncover what is seeking to destroy them!
  • Wolfhound Warrior Tiered Package arrives, Timedragon Warrior will not leave.
    This is the first in a set of three armor sets inspired by the Game of Thrones show (so many of us are HUGE fans!).

  • "Design an AQW release" Contest!
    If you could design a one-time only release* in AQWorlds, what would YOU do? ... The winner of this contest will get a chance to find out! 
    * A one-week event, not a storyline 
  • Legend-only Boss Battle Treasure Hunt!
    Defeat the right boss to unlock awesome gear! 

Tags: Alina


April 01, 2014

April Paymentez Special Offer

Become One with the Forest, Warriors!

Join with the creatures who move stalk the rainforest... learn their secrets and embrace their ways of battle! The Paymentez Forest Warrior tiered package special offer is available from 12:01 AM on April 1st, 2014 through 11:59 pm on April 30th, 2014.

Get ALL the gear with the Intiero Warrior Package!

Here's how to unlock this exclusive gear:

  • Buy a 3 month or 5000 AC package with Paymentez to unlock the Verde Forest Warrior armor set
  • Buy a 6 month or 12000 AC package with Paymentez to unlock the Intiero Forest Warrior armor sets (get ALL the gear!) 

Verde Forest Warrior

The Verde Forest Warrior Package comes with:

  • Verde Forest Warrior armor
  • Verde Clinger Helm
  • Staff of Vines
  • Clinging Cape 
  • Character page badge

The Intiero Forest Warrior Package comes with:

  • Verde Forest Warrior armor
  • Verde Clinger Helm
  • Azul Forest Warrior armor
  • Azul Clinger Helm
  • Rubro Forest Warrior armor
  • Rubro Clinger Helm
  • Staff of Vines
  • Clinging Cape 
  • Character page badge

What is Paymentez?

The Paymentez is the leader in Latin America* in virtual goods payments. With Paymentez you can pay for your virtual goods through local means of payment such as credit card, bank transfer, bank, or via your balance PagSeguro & Paid Card Market. Additionally, you can recharge your balance Paymentez cash at over 500,000 outlets and cyber cafes.

* Paymentez only offers their services in Latin America

Where can I find a selling point Paymentez?

Click here and enter the zip code of the area you are in to find the nearest areas where Paymentez is available.

Tags: Alina Paymentez


April 01, 2014

AQW Color Repossessed

We Forgot to Pay Our Color Bill!

I just got notified that Monochromatic Unlimited, Inc will begin shutting off AQW's color saturation on April 1st. We will FIGHT THIS! If you log in to AQWorlds, you will, unfortunately, see much of the game in black and white. We are working frantically to correct this. Artix is on the phone now with Eric Dyer, Vice President of Color Collections with Monochromatic Unlimited, Incorporated to fix this issue.

They will never take... OUR COLOR!

But no matter what it may look like, this situation isn't cut and dry or black and white. They have not taken ALL of the color yet... just anything connected to the game client. And much of the area surrounding Battleon.

50 shades of grey will just. Not. Work.

That has ME seeing red... which is why I asked the AQW team to pull together and create some paintball-themed gear. EVERYONE should equip the paintball gun from Eric Dyer's shop and run around Battleontown bringing color back to the game!

Bring back the color!

We expect to have this situation rectified by 12 PM server time on Wednesday. Captain Rhubarb has already managed to return color to our website and character pages! (Monochromatic Unlimited has NO idea how much creative people - and webpages- NEED color!)

We hope you won't be blue as we strive to return color to AQW!

Extra April Fool's Joke!

One of our artists, Blade, wanted to play a joke on all of you AND me! He made a Navel Commander Armor (think bellybuttons, not pirates) and got a bunch of players to beg us for it. I was vehemently opposed to releasing this armor, but you guys wanted it and Blade asked so very nicely.

This is no joke. 

So I put it in game... but hid the shop in a map and am not telling anyone where it is! The Navel Commander and BellyButton shop will be available for the next week. If you can find it in one of our most nightmarish maps AND have 1 million gold, you can get your very own Navel Commander, too. 

Tags: Alina


Merge Maker

March 29, 2014

Dark War Merge is LIVE

Fight in the Ravenloss War to Unlock Rare Gear!

The Ravenloss War Meter is at 14% - and that means... Ravenloss War Merge Shop! Talk to Riadne to see the gear, then slay ChaosWeavers for ChaosWeaver Eyes* and UnderBeasts for UnderBeast Fangs** to get exclusively dark and deadly war rewards! All of these rewards will go rare, but the war itself (and the storyline with it) will be here forever!

You'll find the following in tonight's merge shop:

  • Dark Arachnomancer Armor - 500 ChaosWeaver Eyes, 1 UnderBeast Fang
  • Royal Arachna Robes - 200 ChaosWeaver Eyes, 1 UnderBeast Fang
  • Pandora's Rage Blade - 200 ChaosWeaver Eyes, 3 UnderBeast Fangs
  • Deadly Helm of Arachna - 50 ChaosWeaver Eyes, 1 UnderBeast Fang
  • Dire Helm of Arachna - 50 ChaosWeaver Eyes, 1 UnderBeast Fang
  • Faceplate of Arachna - 50 ChaosWeaver Eyes, 1 UnderBeast Fang
  • Prismatic Arachnotana (color custom) - 250 ChaosWeaver Eyes, 1 UnderBeast Fang

* Common drop
Rare drop 

Ravenloss War Challenge!

If you can get the War Meter to 50% by Tuesday night, the Bright Robes of Arachna and Bright Arachnomancer Armor, and both Dark and Light Arachnomancer capes will be added to the Rare Ravenloss Merge Shop!

Based on player feedback, monster HP has also been slightly lowered. 

Have a good weekend, Heroes!

Tags: Alina


War Maker

March 28, 2014

Face the Dark Queen's Rage

War Begins in Ravenloss TONIGHT!

Battle dark and destructive ChaosWeavers, Underbeasts, and other spiderkin in Ravenloss to cleanse the city of this deadly threat! Recover the scrolls of the Arachna Codex to unlock information that will help you once you face the Queen. Fight alongside your fellow heroes to get the war meter to 100%, then defeat the ChaosWeaver High Cleric to reach the Queen!

Royal Betrayal Waits...

Fight in the War This Weekend!

Complete the quests in Twilight's Edge (now with the real quest text!) to gain control of the Portal to Ravenloss. Then /join Ravenloss to begin battling through the war itself! You've got 1.5 MILLION monsters to defeat, but working together, we know you can do it! 

  • Legends will increase the war meter with every 9 battles
  • All other players will increase the war meter with every 12 battles
  • Battle monsters for a chance to get item rewards
  • Unlock quests with extra rep if you have certain Classes (also increase the war meter)!
  • Once the war meter hits 100%, the war boss will be unlocked! 
  • Defeat the High Cleric of the ChaosWeavers to unlock the war rewards shop* and reach the Queen!
  • Defeating the war boss ALSO unlocks character page and book of lore badges!

Recover the 10 missing scrolls of the Arachna Codex!

But make sure you recover the missing pages of the Arachna Codex first! The boss fight will not unlock unless you find all 10 pages of the Codex. Talk to Riadne to recover each page of the legendary tome of the ChaosWeavers; it holds vital information about their race and may just help you when you face the Queen.

* The ChaosWeaver Cleric drops his full armor set, too!

New Gear in Quibble's shop!

Talk to Quibble Coinbiter in Battleon to find the Royal Weaver armor set AND the Arachnophobia 2.0 set! Pandora's Envy is ALSO in Quibble's shop tonight. 

Arachnophobia2.0 and the Royal Weaver Armor set

The rest of the Pandora blade series (including Tomix's original staff weapon), Codex Scroll maces, and the Distinguished Royal Armor are in the War rewards shop that will unlock after you beat the boss.

Now Testing: ALL Monsters Give EXP and Gold!

Login this weekend to help us test the return of all monsters giving EXP and gold... no matter what level you are! This means that if you're level 55 hero and want to grind away battleing level 10 monsters, you CAN, it's just going to be much faster to level up if you fight monsters closer to your own level.

Let me know if this helps you enjoy playing AQWorlds more AND what level you are! (Knowing that helps us tailor releases to the majority of our active heroes.)

Tags: Alina


Arrangement Maker

March 27, 2014

Safiria Server Returns!

More Server Changes

Thanks to all your support, we have been able to upgrade ALL of our servers! Some of them were several years old and had MANY battle-scars after years of heroes, monsters, bugs, and brawls.

Thank you, Heroes!

Because we are running newer, faster server hardware (the server "box") and had made some additional improvements, we are able to combine servers. That is GOOD, because it means those servers can hold more players with less lag, which means more heroes for you to quest with! 

It also means that we lost several server names off our list, like Safiria, Minimal, Talim, Truffle, Samba, and, of course, good ol' Test4. :_:

Safiria server returns!

We know many of you have "home servers" you are loyal to, where you build communities and battle alongside your friends. Because of Safiria server's loooooooooong history (that server name goes back to 2008, and was the first open chat server!) and the legions of players requesting her return, I asked Captain Rhubarb to make the following change to our server lineup.

  • Quibble server (a Moglin safe server) has been renamed and its canned chat restriction removed.
  • Artix server slides into its place, and Safiria server returns to the line-up as an open-chat, all-player server.

To commemorate all the other home servers which have been retired, we are going to make "Home Server" plaques for you to display in your houses. Those will come soon.

Thank you all for your continual support! Without heroes like you, we could not continue to upgrade and update AQWorlds!

Tags: Alina


Post Maker

March 26, 2014

Arachnomancer Breakdown

Weave a Web of Magic with our Newest Class!

What’s up, players? The “Friend of the Underworld” (AKA mysterious class designer) is here and back with a skill breakdown for the new class that will send chills up your spine: Arachnomancer! I like to call this the “Countdown Class,” and you'll soon find out why.

The original concept for Arachnomancer was to make a class that is - much like a real spider -  deadly, but squishy. You can deal massive amounts of damage, but you also take a lot of damage, and don't have a way to heal yourself. Arachnomancer is a Magical/Physical hybrid with a Rogue class base.

This means you will regain mana from all dodges and strikes you deal in combat and you get back a little HP for every dodge. The stats you'll want to focus on are Strength, Intellect, and Dexterity.

Auto Attack

(1.5 second cooldown, 75% weapon damage)

A rapid attack studied only by a reclusive few.

This is your regular Rogue-based auto-attack. You get back mana for every hit and crit, and that mana regen is really going to be helpful.

Rank 1: Venomous Fangs

(12 mana, 3 second cooldown)

A single spider bite will hurt, but multiple bites can be lethal. Bite your target with venomous fangs, causing a moderate DoT that can stack up to 6 times lasting 8 seconds with each stack. 

What’s a spider without venom or fangs? Venomous Fangs is a powerful DoT that does a good amout of damage, especially if you can get all 6 stacks on your target. Combined with other skills, it's pretty deadly.

Rank 2: Slingshot Web

(23 mana, 8 second cooldown)

Fire a strong web shot at your target that is guaranteed to crit. Applies Web Miasma, a moderate DoT lasting 10 seconds, if your target is suffering from Venom Fangs. However, you are left Webless, lowering your defenses by 20% for 5 seconds.

Slingshot Web is guaranteed to crit, but that’s just an additional strike for more damage. The real power of this ability lies in the Web Miasma DoT. Web Miasma does moderate damage, but requires at least 1 stack of Venom Fangs in order to activate and causes you to take 20% more damage. Is the extra damage worth it? Read on...

Rank 3: Foreboding Arachnid

(36 mana, 32 second cooldown)

Induces arachnophobia, sending your target into a state of Panic. Damage from all active DoT is doubled for 12 seconds. Also has a chance to stun your target for 3 seconds.

This ability is a killer. All active DoT (including DoT from your allies) are doubled for 12 seconds. The Panic effect will always activate on use, and it can’t miss. The stun effect has a 35% chance to activate – high enough to arguably make the extra damage you take during Web Miasma worth the risk.

Rank 4 Passives:

  • Eight-Legged Freak – increases dodge rate by 18%.
  • Attack-Your-Foe-Bia – increases crit chance by 10%

More crits for your auto-attack means more mana regeneration, and the dodge buff helps mitigate some of the extra damage you take from Web Miasma.

Rank 5: Toxic Adrenaline

(27 mana, 24 second cooldown)

A surge of toxic adrenaline gives you the strength to ensnare your target in steel-like webs. Applies Cocooned, reducing their defenses by 100% for 12 seconds. However, the toxin causes Poison Overload, reducing your defenses by 50% for 12 seconds.

You’ll take some extra damage from all attacks, but your target will take even more. Yes, this means Toxic Adrenaline’s effects will double the power of your already-doubled DoT. Let’s do some math here - multiply Foreboding Arachnid’s Panic effect with Toxic Adrenaline’s Cocooned effect and the power of all DoT will be quadrupled.

Rank 10 passive


  • Arachne’s Favor - increases your STR and INT stats by 12%.

This passive skill serves to make your DoT even stronger: when you increase the base power of your abilities, they’ll be even more powerful when multiplied.

Final Thoughts!

Now you know why I call this the “Countdown Class.” Once you have both Panic and Cocooned on your target, it starts the countdown for your enemy’s demise, so spam all the DoT you and your allies can. Arachnomancer is primarily designed to take on bosses in group fights, and it is at its deadliest when it synergizes with other classes in battle. I know a lot of you love to brawl it out, and Arachnomancer can also be used in PvP, but be warned: Arachnomancy is by no means easy to master.

Talk to Riadne in Ravenloss to begin training.

You’ve probably noticed the obvious risks in this class. You have no sure way of healing, no skill to increase your dodge rate even further, and you are likely to take extra damage from opponents. However, this is all balanced by how powerful Arachnomancer can be.

It can be a tough class to master:  Arachnomancer requires timing, precision, critical thinking, and strategy to reach its full potential. You'll want to try varying enhancement builds for different kinds of battles to improve your survivability, especially for PvP, and consider the balance between your attack power and your stats.

You have to think of different skill combinations to use and when to use them. In short, you must plan everything before you make your move. All of this goes back to what I said earlier, this class is deadly but squishy like a real spider. Now are you up for the challenge of conquering Arachnomancer?

Now I command you all… get this class and master the unique power of Arachnomancy and taken down whatever stands in your way! And of course we'd love to hear about the different strategies you come up with!

Tags: Alina


March 26, 2014

Face the Dark Queen's Rage

War Comes to Ravenloss this Friday!

The Dark Queen has evolved, but her goal remains the same: to protect the Nation from all who would harm it… and that includes you! Journey deep into the heart of Ravenloss to face the Queen’s Champion; survive the Cleric's magic and subdue the Queen, or there will be nothing left of Lore but a ChaosWeaver killing ground… and your friends will be left as prey!

Discover the ChaosWeavers' secrets!

Beginning this Friday, you and the rest of Lore's Heroes will need to descend into the depts of Ravenloss (once you've gained control of the Portal in Twilight's Edge!) and battle together to win the war!

The Codex will reveal much about your enemies!

Fight to get the War Meter to 100% to unlock the War boss and its exclusive drops. While battling, complete Riadne's quests to recover the scolls of the Codex Arachna, a tome which holds key information about the ChaosWeavers and their society. (You will need to complete all ten Codex quests to before you can battle the boss once it is unlocked.)

How Wars Work in AQWorlds

If you've never joined us for a war in AQWorlds, do not fear! (And if you're afraid of spiders, then be a little afraid, and bring a BIG BLADE!) AQW wars have several parts:

  • War Meter: kill monsters to earn war tokens. Turning tokens in will increase the meter count. When the meter hits 100%, it unlocks the war boss.
  • War Tokens: there are two different kinds of tokens. Turning in regular token increases the meter by a set amount. Turning in a mega token increases the meter by double the regular token amount.
  • War Boss: Once the war meter hits 100%, you will unlock the War Boss challenge! Beating the war boss unlocks the final cutscene in the war.

You and the rest of the heroes in Lore will all be fighting together to reach a common goal: defeating the war boss! With every additional hero who battles in the war, you'll reach the 100% mark that much faster... and that means you'll unlock the rewards and storyline ending sooner, too!

New Gear in Ravenloss Rewards and Quibble Shops!

You might never become like the Weaver Queen, but that doesn't mean you can't look like a member of her court with this special edition of her royal outfit! Pandora's Jealousy (green version) will also arrive in Quibble's shop this Friday!

The rest of the Pandora blades will arrive in the war rewards shop, but you'll have to beat the boss first! Tomix's original personal weapon, the original Pandora Blade, will be available for rank 10 Ravenloss rep. We hope to release the armblade versions of the SoulWeaver daggers, but it may not happen this week.

Arachnomancer Class Arrives Tomorrow!

If you want to dominate in this Friday's war, there's no better way to squash your arachno-enemies than with the Arachnomancer Class! We are releasing it tomorrow to give you guys a chance to start ranking it up before the war begins!

Remember, there are several ways to get it:

  • get to Rank 10 in Ravenloss rep (the Legend-only double rep quest will go live tomorrow, too)
  • spend 2000 AdventureCoins to unlock it immediately

Tags: Alina


Fire Maker

March 23, 2014

Class Callback: Pyromancer

Pyromancers LOVE fire... but Spiders HATE it!

Now that you've gained control of the Portal, we are going to need ALL players to work together to cleanse the ChaosWeavers from this vast underground city! As the saying goes, fight fire with fire. But you should also fight SPIDERS with fire!

In 2012, we released the Pyromancer Class, but we know many of you haven't discovered the Class for yourself yet, so check out the Pyromancer Class skills below* and see if this is the fighting gear for you!

Pyromancer Skills Breakdown 

Ready to burn it all down? Pyromancers are powerful magi who specialize in the elemental magic of fire. If you /join volcano and complete Xan's storyline, you can even start down the path to training as a Pyromancer yourself! (Earn the non-member Pyromancer Class by farming Shurpu Tokens or purchase it from the Class shop in Battleon for AdventureCoins.)

Here's everything that you will find in the Pyromancer Shop.

  • Pyromancer Class (Earned version, 84 Shurpu Blaze Tokens)
  • Pyromancer Class (AC version, 2000 ACs)
  • Pyromancer Mask (Member Only, 21 Shurpu Blaze Tokens)

For those who want some options on how your pyromancer (or any other class) appears there are some armor set options too.

  • Emblazoned Pyromancer Armor (500 ACs)
  • Emblazoned  Mask (150 ACs)

And for those of you who are fans of Xan, the Insane Pyromancer himself, we have added something for you!

  • Xan's Robes (600 ACs)
  • Xan's Flaming Skull (Legend Only, 42 Shurpu Blaze Tokens)

What is a Shurpu Blaze Token and How Will I Get Them?

Once you complete the Xan Storyline, speak to Warlic in the Shurpu Library. He will have some daily quests that will reward you with Shurpu Blaze Tokens when you complete them. Free players can earn up to 14 a week but there is a special Legend version of the quest that will reward Members with up to 21 Tokens per week.

LEGENDS: You will only be able to do ONE of the quests per day. MAKE SURE YOU DO THE LEGEND VERSION!

As always there will be an AC version of the class in both the Shurpu Library Shop and in Ragnar the class dealer in Battleon for those who don't have the time to invest in earning the class for free.

Now, let's see what the class can do.


Most mages learn ways to use their arcane arts to control all of the elements to some degree or another but some magi decide to focus their studies in a certain area of the magical arts. For some like Alina and Reens it is in the crafting of potions and magical mixtures, for some like Cysero it's the forging and creation of magical weapons, armor and constructs. But for some it is mastery of a particular element.

Pyromancers (as the name would imply) delve into the deep mysteries behind fire. They study the way that fire both gives warmth, light and life as well as the way it consumes and destroys... but some lose their will to the flame and the magical fires consume their mind and sanity.

As this is a caster based class I suggest Wizard Enhancements but you might try your luck with LUCK since the damage potential in this class is pretty high and your crits will be extra nasty. It's built on the Mage mana regen model which gets mana on hitting a target and criting as well.

This class is a single target / farming class with only one defense trick but it's a good one.


2 second cooldown

A basic attack, taught to all adventurers. 


10 mana, 6 second cooldown

Scorches your foe for light damage. Also applies Scorch for Damage over Time.

Light, fast damage with low mana cost and a quick cooldown. The really important thing to pay attention to here is the 6 second DoT, Scorch because every other attack DOUBLES ITS DAMAGE when Scorch is applied to your target. It means if you are farming you will need to juggle putting scorch on multiple enemies since its duration is so short.

Something else I should mention here: every non-passive ability in this class has its own battle effect on screen. FLAMES EVERYWHERE!


20 mana, 12 second cooldown

A blast of flame leaps from your hands burning multiple enemies around you, also causes a burn effect for damage over time and reduces enemy damage for a short time. Damage increased on enemies with Scorch applied.

This is your only AoE skill, but the cooldown isn't too long, it's not terribly costly considering the cooldown length AND it hits all foes with a damage debuff so they all attack back for less. Even in a single target situation this is a really nice skill as long as you have Scorch doubling the damage to your target.



35 mana, 20 second cooldown

Surround yourself in a magic shield of fire. Reduces incoming damage, heals for a small amount and any enemy who strikes you takes damage. Damage increased on enemies with Scorch applied.

This is my new favorite skill. Yorumi really put a lot into making this thing just exactly the way we thought it should be during the concept stages. As soon as you cast, you get a decent chunk of HP back. For 6 seconds, you significantly reduce all incoming damage and for that 6 seconds any monster who hits you will have their damage reflected back at them for roughly the same amount as they would have done to you with a soft cap of 1000 damage (meaning the monster can crit on themselves and Scorch can double that value).

This one will be extra fun in PvP as it will remain in effect even if you are stunned or petrified *wink nudge* and the damage will pretty much cut through any kind of defense.

"Oh, what's that Mister Glacial Warlord? You just took 90% of your OWN life away while I just stood there? Gee, sorry about that."

Since this is specialized damage, the damage numbers will appear as DoT orange numbers rather than white attack numbers. Here's my favorite part... Yorumi found a way to alter the way that skills function JUST to make this AWESOME skill animation continue to loop as long as your Burning Ward is active.


Rank 4 passives

Increase Damage reduced by 10%

Increase Damage output by 10%

Increased survivability and damage, but as it is a non-member class you only get 10% of either.


30 mana, 40 second cooldown

A massive fireball flies at your target exploding for HIGH damage, also also causing a burn effect for damage over time. Damage increased on enemies with Scorch applied

BIG BADABOOM! This is like a souped up version of the mage's basic fireball skill but MUCH LARGER in every respect. This is your nuke, literally. and the damage is still DOUBLED if you have your old pal scorch applied.

Oh, that little 833 you see in the image. That's not a crit, its WITHOUT scorch applied and it's BEFORE we raised the damage on the skill in balancing.


Rank 10 passive

Occasionally, your Haste and Mana Regen will GREATLY increase for a short time.

With so much damage potential it seemed a little silly to make the rank 10 passive another nuke, so instead it will nearly quadruple your haste and mana regen for a short while letting you blast your enemies to cinders with a super-fast barrage of flame skills!

There you have it. Pyromancer does not take a genius to play but as with many of our skills you will get a lot more out of it if you put a little thought into how to use your skills to your advantage rather than just button mashing. Now that that's been said... let's LIGHT EM' UP!

Class-based quests for Ravenloss Rep!

Rolith says,"You need a Pyromancer-only quest for Ravenloss called 'Kill it with Fire'" I say we need that AND class-specific quests for Arachnomancer, Blademaster, and other classes, too! Equip specific classes and complete themed quests to earn extra (larger) amounts of Ravenloss rep! 

Female Arachnomancer Class art

* Thanks to Cysero's 2012 Pyromancer Class skills breakdown

Tags: Alina


Post Maker for ACW0

March 22, 2014

Willowcreek Weeps for You

Remember Who You're Protecting Each Week!

Welcome back to Willow Creek, a small farming town with a big problem. There’s a monster on the loose, and it’s nomming away all the town’s crops and livestock! While the farmer's names might represent many directions, their fingers all point to the same culprit.

But is it really the Dwakels who could do such a thing? /Join WillowCreek to sort out this mystery and prove to the townspeople that the Dwakels’ bite is no worse than their bark.

The Hungry Games

Warlic’s received word from Calafalas, the Church Elder of Willow Creek, that someone or something is attacking their animals and crops! Calafalas needs a hero to track down the attacker and save his people from starvation.

Don’t fly away on cold feet, prove your worth to Warlic and Calafalas by collecting Frogdrake feet and Mosquito wings, then it’s time to investigate! Get a move on though Gyro erm… Hero, if you don’t put an end to these attacks soon, the odds will never be in their flavor.

This Whole Investigation is Going South

Once you arrive, it’s time to question the entire town! Which would be pretty difficult if there wasn’t as many families as cardinal directions. When gathering your info, be ready to visit:

  • the Westin house
  • the Northrup gang 
  • the Eastman family
  • and the Southwick crew 

Don't forget to check in regularly with Calafalas at the Church. Be careful when interviewing the townsfolk, they are looking for a culprit too, and you don’t want to be their next suspect!

Brotherly Love

The Westin’s home ain’t no 5 star hotel but it’s good enough for them. That was until Farmer Westin’s brother decided to let a horde of Zards out all over the lawn.

 He doesn’t know if these are the beasts the town’s been attacked by, but either way they need removed ASAP! Could it be that the Zards caused this whole mess and the Dwakels are completely innocent?

Booting Out Bad Company

Typed too soon. Grab your pesticide hero, it’s time for an Northrup attic extermination. 

You don’t have time to wait for the Arcanomancer class to deal with these spiders, so get in there and get squashing! 

Just a Victim of A-SALT 

Snails are far from the most frightening creatures, unless they’re giant and taking over your backyard. This is the exact kind of problem the Eastmans have asked you to solve. It’s time to grab that salt shaker and teach these snails whose boss. 

After helping Farmer Eastman, be sure to learn all he knows about the town terrorizer, and why he finds the mountain caves so suspicious.

Bad Case of Pink Eye

Eye know this array of suspects and suspicions could lead you astray, but Farmer Southwick needs to open your eyes to one more beast. Be sure to store Speyeder in your memory bank, as you got to clear Southwick’s storage of of them. 

Even with a Speyeder invasion, Southwick is convinced it’s those pesky Dwakels causing the town’s troubles. Now that you’re done with the farm folk, it’s time to head over to the caves and check out these Dwarkels for yourself.  

Dwakels. Deadly or Misunderstood?

After interrogating the townsfolk, head to the caves on the outskirts of town to get your own opinion of the accused Dwakels. They seem like a peaceful race, with a strong leader at the helm. Never before had they attacked the town, why would they start now? Did something set the Dwakels aflame towards mankind or are they simply misunderstood?

Talk to the Dwakel Chief, bring your news to Calafalas, and figure out which culprit’s name to howl out to the masses!

Take  this Town Terror Out!

Between the community knowledge of Calafalas and your thorough investigation it’s about time the true culprit was unmasked. Be prepared for the final battle hero, things are about to get hairy! If you can slave the villain, save the town, and get out in one piece, be sure to stop by the Church to get the award you deserve!

Could a few eight legged creatures really clear the name of all other suspects? That’s what Famer Northrup wants to know.

Willow Creek Awaits!

All that’s left now is to playthrough Willow Creek yourself! Hopefully you liked this 2nd installment of AQW’s Throwback Thursday. If you have any ideas for next week’s throwback, please post them in the AE Forums or tweet them to me @ACWOAE. It's always a blast writing these kinds of posts for players to enjoy.

Tags: Alina


Bug Maker

March 22, 2014

Wrath of a Dark Queen Part 1

Take on the ChaosWeaver Army this Weekend!

ChaosWeavers - deadly, spider-like beasts from below the surface - are flooding into the towns and cities of Lore with only one goal: to prepare the world for the arrival of their Queen! Pierce the web of deceit being spun around you before everyone you know falls to the warriors of Ravenloss!

Crush the ChaosWeavers!

The Weaver Queen has called her ChaosWeavers - deadly, spider-like beasts from below the surface - to WAR... and YOU need to save the day! We've been battling her bugs ALL DAY LONG, which is why tonight's release was later than usual! But that's ok, because we knew that you guys had our back.

Got Soul? We know you do!

Head into the deepest shadows and face your fears when you /join twilightedge this weekend. Battle the ChaosWeavers and their minions across Lore until you gather enough clues to locate Tomix, the SoulWeaver who has the Key to control the Portal to Ravenloss.

Once you can stop the ChaosWeavers from flooding IN, you can go down there and take them ALL out! In fact, that's what the Queen of the ChaosWeavers is counting on!

The Queen is waiting... for YOU!

Once you've rescued Tomix, you'll unlock a repeatable farming quest to help you rank up your Ravenloss rep. Make sure to take advantage of the Double REP Boost weekend, because next Friday, the Arachnomancer Class arrives!

And if you've upgrade your account, check out the new quests and DreadSpider art in the Legend-only Twilight map!

Arachnomancer Class NEXT Friday!

Ravenloss is crawling with spiders and spider-type creatures, so it is the PERFECT place to train up your Arachnomancer Class! The Class releases NEXT FRIDAY, and there are several ways you can get it.

  • Rank up your Ravenloss rep
  • Get it 2X faster by completing the Legend-only quests from Riadne
  • Get it right away when you purchase it for 2000 ACs 

Dage is creating the Class art now... expect previews later this week!

Quibble Coinbiter is here!

Don't miss one of the darkest Quibble shops yet! Full of rare gear, helms to fear, and armors that will make you /cheer... these are items that won't be here long, so make sure you check them out while you can! Find previews of item art in yesterday's Design Notes.

SoulBinder and Purified SoulBinder

Tags: Alina


Chaos Maker

March 22, 2014

DOUBLE Rep Weekend

Login Now for DOUBLE the Rep Points!

ChaosWeaver Invasion: Wrath of a Dark Queen is LIVE, and the new Ravenloss Rep Faction is, too. That's why all weekend long, we have a DOUBLE Rep Server Boost on all servers! Find the repeatable farming quest from Riadne after you gain control of the portal to Ravenloss in the Twilightedge map.

The Dark Queen waits for you!

Arachnomancer Class Arrives Friday!

This is the PERFECT chance to earn a ton of rep for Ravenloss, and you are really going to want to take advantage of if, because NEXT Friday, we are releasing the Arachnomancer Class!

Female Class art preview by Dage

There are several ways to get the Class:

  • Rank up your Ravenloss rep
  • Get it 2X faster by completing the Legend-only quests from Riadne
  • Get it right away when you purchase it for 2000 ACs 

Legends will get a quest which gives them double Rep Points, or if you don't have the time to farm, you can buy it with 2000 AdventureCoins.

Weekend Changes!

Back at the Lab today to take care of some things we did not finish during the week.

  • Updating Trigoras monster, Binky's map, and Chaos Warrior to cut down lag
  • Adding back the Blademaster quests
  • Increasing the Rep and drop rate for the repeatable Ravenloss farming quest in Twilightedge.
  • Updating the new user guide in Battleon (it will appear for all new heroes up to level 12, rather than 7).

Tags: Alina


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