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Test Maker

July 31, 2014

Game Testers Wanted!

Do You Have What It Takes To Break AQWorlds?

We release new content EVERY WEEK! (Sometimes, multiple times a week!) If you are an experienced, friendly, and helpful AQWorlds player, know the game inside out, upside down, and right-side 'round, and are willing to spend countless hours playing the game to test, break, and help FIX it... then we want YOU!

AQW Team Searching for New Testers!

We are posting this on the Design Notes first because we ALWAYS want to get people from our community. You all know the game as well (and sometimes better O_O) than we do, so it makes sense to bring new help onto the team from our player community! Real life has stolen some of our testers away over the last few months, (shakes fist at real life), so it's time to buff our team count!

STATUS: APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

Here is what we are looking for. Someone who is:

  • Experienced (this does NOT mean you have to be level 50+)
  • Knowledgeable (you should know how all the various parts of the game play)
  • A good communicator (if you cannot explain the bug you've experienced, we cannot fix it)
  • Easy to work with (our testers work hard and have fun. Since this is a volunteer position, we want everyone to enjoy what they do and who they work with)

We will be looking at your AQW account history, social networking and forum accounts if you have them, and arranging an in-game interview to talk one-on-one with potential candidates.

Here is what you need to do:

  1. 1. Send an e-mail to AQWapplications@aq.com with the subject line AQW TESTER APPLICATION
    If your e-mails subject line says anything except AQW TESTER APPLICATION then the filters will automatically delete it. Reading comprehension is good.
  2. Include your real name, age (18+ only)
  3. Include your country of residence.
  4. Include your AQW Game account name and email address
  5. Include your Master Account name and email address tied to the master account.
  6. Include your Forum account name and email address if you have a forum account.
  7. Include all Languages you speak/read.
  8. Include the days and times you're available to help out! We really need some people who can help during Friday's release testing, but if you can't, don't worry - some types of testers can do their work at any hour.
  9. Include a Resume (C.V.)  *please note we'd like the resume in English.

You must be 18+ to be considered for these position(s).

One application per person. We will read and consider all applications, but cannot reply to them all.  If you are chosen to go through a further interview, we will contact you by e-mail. If we do not respond, we want to thank you for being awesome enough to volunteer!

Position Details

Please note that this is an unpaid, volunteer position but does come with in-game Tester status, free AE game memberships, AdventureCoins, the chance to test game content as we develop it before release and invaluable experience with a honest-to-goodness gaming company which will look good on ANY future resumes.

Thanks, good luck and Battle On!


Tags: Alina

 

July 30, 2014

Mark Your Calendars

Chaos Paragon Limited Quantity Set Leaves Thursday!

Dage's Paragon gear is some of the most popular in game, and we couldn't pass up the opportunity to do a Chaos-themed version. but it's almost time for it to go. The set goes rare PERMANENTLY on August 1st, no matter how many sets are still left!

If you want to conquer the world as a Chaos Paragon:

  1. Go to our Limited Quantity Set webpage
  2. Purchase the set for 2000 AdventureCoins
  3. Head into AQWorlds and find the Chaos Paragon Set badge in your Book of Lore!

August 6th: Lore's Galaxy Guardians Shop Arrives

If you've been on the internet recently, you may have heard about the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Memet is a HUGE fan, so we definitely have! She got early-release tickets to the Gaurdians of the Galaxy movie and came back RAVING about how awesome the movie is.

She's been drinking out of this for the last 2 months

When I asked her to make GotG-inspired gear for a shop/item hunt, she almost dropped her GotG coffee mug! There were so many great ideas for the gear, we pulled Laken and Blade in to help, too!

Next Wednesday, break out your biggest blasters and prepare to hunt for the Galactic Guardians gear:

  • By talking to the Star Lord in Battleon
  • In the Carnival of Fortune, dropping from the Wheel of Doom
  • Wandering the Galaxy in /MQLesson

August 6th: Teenage Mutant Yokai Kappa Hunt 

Next Wednesday, begin the hunt for our gear celebrating the launch of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie! Many of our artists are lifelong Turtle fans... they've been Find the Kappa-tastic gear dropping from many of the monsters in the Yokai zone! 

August 23rd: Wheel of Doom Leaves 

After a year of taking chances, daring fate, and risking DOOM... the Carnival of Fortune is closing its gates on August 23rd! This is your last chance to use your Fortune Tickets to get drops from the Wheels of Doom and Destiny.

The Doom and Destiny merge shops will remain in-game and available for those who still have Fortune Potions to spend in them, or may be obtained in the coming Daily Login System revamp. 


Tags: Alina

 

Shadow Maker

July 29, 2014

The Shadows Are Rising

Life or Death Battles Ahead!

As Dage, Nulgath, and ALL of the forces of evil gather to assist Empress Gravelyn, the undead trapped in Death's Realm grow uneasy... the urge to join their masters has sent them into a frenzy! If you are going to battle your way out of Death's Realm to help Empress Gravelyn, you will need to defeat MANY monsters, including the Infernal Warrior and Toxic Fiend, both of whom were lost to Death's domain centuries ago.

Death waits for all heroes... even you!

Infernal Caldbolg Blade and Quest!

In addition to the other gear in the Living Shadows Rares shop this Friday, the Infernal Caladbolg Blade will also be available for 3000 AdventureCoins! 

Will you master the blade... or will it control you?

The blade will unlock an exclusive quest to gain the Dual Infernal Caladbolgs, along with a Shadow animation, Rep and Class points bonus!

Next Month: Nulgath Gear Arrives!

As the shadows spread over Lore, Nulgath the Archfiend reappears! You'll find him in this Friday's release aiding Empress Gravelyn in the best way he can, but he will need YOUR help to do that. Beware: should you fail him... the consequences will NOT be pretty! (I would a-VOID doing that, believe me!)

Do not disappoint the ArchFiend.

Nulgath has been working on a new Void Beastmaster set for an upcoming project, but will ALSO have a Rares Shop in a few weeks along with many of the Oversoul-themed items as permanent quest and drops in the Tercessuinotlim zone!


Tags: Alina

 

Shadow Maker

July 28, 2014

Shadowfall in Chaos

Gear Up For Gravelyn's Attack on Chaos!

Empress Gravelyn has watched the Alliance crumble and Chaos spread like a plague across her world... and she is DONE preparing! This Friday, she is readying for the first step in her assault on Mount DoomSkull - raising Shadowfall, her dracolich fortress! She will need help from all who wish to defeat Chaos! Will you stand by her side?*

If you played the last 13th Lord of Chaos Saga release in the /drakathfight map, you're wondering "... HOW can I do THAT? Didn't I (spoilers removed) ?!?!!" Yes, yes you did ... and that is a life-or-death obstacle you'll need to demolish in order to reach her!

If Gravelyn succeeds, Shadowfall will rise, the ShadowScythe will strike, and the Living Shadow Assassins will stalk the realms of Lore to do her bidding!

* You must have completed the Mount DoomSkull release to begin the ShadowRise story. /Join MountDoomskull to begin it.


Tags: Alina

 

Chaos Maker

July 25, 2014

Drakath Embraces Chaos

Relive the Birth of the Champion of Chaos!

Drakath, the Champion of Chaos, has had only ONE goal all along... and tonight you'll learn exactly what that is but more importantly... WHY his desire to raise Chaos and destroy YOU has been all-consuming!

Confront Drakath in a NEW form!

Tonight, /join falcontower to go back in time! After last week, you learned about Drakath's father, King Slugwrath, and Prince Drakath's early years as a bandit. Now you'll see his rise to power, his greatest ally and his worst enemy... and the Queen who frees him from ALL debts, except the one her owes HER!

After you defeat tonight's three bosses, you can face the final two in challenge maps and complete Lady Celestia's daily quests to gain Seals of Light and Darkness! Collect 100 seals (50 each) to earn the Bright Knight armor!

The Knight of Light +5 and the ArchMage's Wrath armors are available in the Chaos Rares Shop*! The Knight gives you +5% more gold and damage against undead. The ArchMage's Rage has an item animation.

OR you can complete the Daily Quests AND pay 1 million gold for a free player version of the Knight Armor (no bonus). A free-player version of DragonFable's ArchMage armor (no animation) is available from the Chaos Rep shop for rank 10!

* Knight of Light +5 will be moved Monday, as it is not going rare. DragonFable's Archmage armor WILL go rare, as will the ArchMage's Wrath.

Upgrade to unlock new exclusive sets!

Legends should log in NOW, because the BitterHeart and FlameBlade Assassin sets are live! Talk to Ragnar in Battleon to access all 28 items from both sets in our newest Legend-only shop! Each month, the shop will get a new exclusive set only available to Legends!

We've been doing a lot of upgrade packages, and that means we've got a LOT of Legends running around! The Monthly Member Shop will feature an exclusive set (or two) each month, each as showstopping as these! 

  • If you have an active membership, you'll be able to open the shop and buy the gear right away!
  • The shop will have both rare and permanent Legend-only gear (rare sets will be announced ahead of time)
  • Gear in the shop will be available for various amounts of gold, so if you haven't had a chance to save up, there will still be a lot for you to get!


Tags: Alina

 

Teaser Maker

July 23, 2014

Have YOU Chosen Chaos?

Summer of Chaos Event Schedule

Last Friday saw one of the most destiny-shattering secrets in ANY of our games revealed: your TRUE nature and why YOU are the most important Hero on Lore! What we revealed in that cutscene is probably our biggest spoiler EVER, so... if you want to know, you'll need to have chosen your Chaos Lord form AND faced Drakath on top of Mount DoomSkull first!

Then /join Drakathfight and confront the Champion of Chaos once more to hear him reveal why he chose YOU as the 13th Lord of Chaos... and what you can expect to come NEXT! While we prepare the rest of the summer storyline releases, we are releasing the "Drakath's Story" 2-part release combo:

  • LAST WEEK: Drakath's Story, Dreadhaven
  • This Friday: Drakath's Story, Embrace the Chaos
  • August 1: Death's Gauntlet, Gravelyn Goes to War
  • August 8: ShadowFall Rises
  • August 15: The Final Confrontation
  • August 22: Into the Realm of Chaos


Tags: Alina

 

July 23, 2014

Fire and Ice and Chaos

Chaos Gear Leaving, Featured Gear Arrives Friday

As the summer's battles heat up, you'll want to look and stay cool. That's why we're got a shop full of 28 items for our AQWorlds Legends, our Chaos Paragon set for Adventure Coins, and new gear dropping from the Chaos Rep and Rares shops this Friday for everyone! 

FireBlade and BitterHeart Assassin Sets!

This Friday, the BitterHeart and FlameBlade Assassin sets arrive in AQW! Talk to Rangar in Battleon to access all 28 items from both sets in our newest Legend-only shop! Each month, the shop will get a new exclusive set only available to Legends!

We've been doing a lot of upgrade packages, and that means we've got a LOT of Legends running around! The Monthly Member Shop will feature an exclusive set (or two) each month, each as showstopping as these! 

  • If you have an active membership, you'll be able to open the shop and buy the gear right away!
  • The shop will have both rare and permanent Legend-only gear (rare sets will be announced ahead of time)
  • Gear in the shop will be available for various amounts of gold, so if you haven't had a chance to save up, there will still be a lot for you to get!

Chaos Paragon Limited Quantity Set!

We released the Chaos Paragon set during our "Summer of Chaos" limited quantity set event earlier this month... and it's almost time for it to go! The set goes rare PERMANENTLY on August 1st, no matter how many sets are still left!

If you want to conquer the world as a Chaos Paragon:

  1. Go to our Limited Quantity Set webpage
  2. Purchase the set for 2000 AdventureCoins
  3. Head into AQWorlds and find the Chaos Paragon Set badge in your Book of Lore!


Tags: Alina

 

Dream Maker

July 22, 2014

Hercules! Hercules!

Tonight's Random Midnight Release is LIVE!

Presenting AQW's biggest, buffest, BEST arena warrior EVER! If you've ever wanted to intimidate ALL your opponents, then get ready, because Hercules and Herculisa are here to PUMP. YOU UP!

You'll find the Gladiator Powerhouse armor in your game menu for 500 ACs. It will be available until next Monday night!

Galanoth <3s Gladiators!

Lore's most famous dragonslayer LOVES movies, but not just dragon movies; he loves action movies and over-the-top battle scenes! I knew the Hercules movie was coming out in a couple days, and that Galanoth was going to be pretty excited about it. So I wasn't surprised to find him in the AQW room last Thursday with an AWESOME request:

Galanoth: We need a gladiator armor. WAY bigger than anything we've got now.
Alina: Ok, so we're talking "hoist a two-handed sword with one hand" type?
Galanoth: Bigger!
Alina: ... "Able to lift several dwarven wrestlers" big?
Galanoth: BIGGER!!!!
Alina: "Crushing cars with their han-"
Galanoth: BIGGERRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!
Alina: I think we can make this happen for you. 
Galanoth: "DragonSlayer battle cry"*
*Dage cues training montage soundtrack*

So Memet got to work on Friday and finished up Hercules and Herculisa (she's Herc's baby sister. It's a family name.) And tonight, Galanoth's dream of wearing AQW gear muscle-y enough to benchpress dragons is a reality!

* We have life-size versions of the DragonBlade AND Galanoth's helmet at the secret underground lab. The above conversation is pretty typical.


Tags: Alina

 

Announcement Maker

July 25, 2014

Join the AQW Mod Team

AQW Is Looking for More In-game Moderators!

We have always said that we make these games for and WITH you... and that's why so many of our team members began as regular players! Now we need some of you to join Reens, Sora, and Stratos' in-game moderation team to make AQWorlds a safer, funner game for everyone!

Interested? Read our Volunteer Mod Hunt Guidelines! If you're 18 or older, have a clean game account history (for at least the last several years), and want to help your fellow players, check it out today!

STATUS: APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!


Tags: Alina

 

July 18, 2014

In-game Mod Hunt Update

STATUS: Not ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS 

Our in-game moderators are amazing... and more, they're volunteers! They do not get paid for the many hours they spend each week helping keep the game safe and fun for everyone. Because they're volunteers, real-life has to come first; that means that occasionally, we lose some team members to outside responsibilities.

When that happens, we start hunting for new mods. Earlier today, we shifted Veronica Dare, one of the game testers, onto the Mod team, as well. (Thanks, Veronica!) More current team members may be making that transistion over the next week or two. 

NEXT WEEK: Reens is going back to the thousands of applications from the last moderator hunt to pull more potential mods to interview. 

More Testers Needed!

Our in-game and website QA testers* are ALSO volunteers, and that means the same rules apply - every now and then, we lose some to more important real-life responsibilities.  We'll be hunting for more testers for both the game and web QA positions starting next week, as well.

Moderators vs Testers

For a long time, everyone with a gold name has been called a Mod (short for Moderator) but there are actually 4 kinds of people walking around with gold names. Mods, Game Testers, Help Team, and Devs (short for Developer).

  • Moderators: moderate the game, reading reports and keeping AQW safe and fun.
  • Developers: developers make the game itself - artists, programmers, writers, designers.
  • Testers/QA: testers take what the developers make and make sure it's not broken.
  • Help Team: read your emails and fix issues with accounts

Want to know more about the different AQW Team roles? Read THIS!

* QA stands for "quality assurance"


Tags: Alina

 

July 18, 2014

Drakath's Story, Pt 1

Relive the Champion of Chaos' Origin Story!

For years, you've battled Drakath, the Champion of Chaos. But how well do you know his story - what turned him from a young Prince into an all-powerful mage bent on achieving a single, world-shattering goal? 

The family that slays together, stays together.

This weekend, battle through Dreadhaven as Alden, aka a young King Alteon before he ascends to the throne. Then battle through Oaklore Forest as a young Princes Victoria, reliving Drakath's early years to experience the start of his journey towards Chaos! WARNING: this is only the FIRST part of Drakath's story... you'll need to return NEXT Friday to see how it ends!

We have a TON of things for you to do tonight!

  • Drakath Story release: /Join Dreadhaven to play as Alden (destined to become Alteon, Swordhaven's greatest King) and then his daughter Princess Victoria 
  • Two Challenge Fights: Take on the Dreadhaven General in /dreadfight and Ultra Dreadhaven General in /ultradread for a chance to get permanent versions of the full armor sets!* 
  • Summer Token 2014 Shop: Talk to Twilly in Battleon to get your token and unlock the gear! 
  • Chaos Rep Shop Update: Find the Dreadknight armor in the Chaos Rep shop! 
  • War Boss Coming SOON: The Attack on Battleon War Boss will release... and you will learn your TRUE identity! As soon as the war meter hits 100%... you will FINALLY know who you REALLY are!

You'll need your friends to take down THIS boss!

* Ultradread battle drops the Legend-only version of the set, which gives more XP and does more damage against Chaos! The normal Dreadhaven General battle drops a version of the gear for ALL players!

Summer Token Shop

That's right, it's SUMMERTIME in the city (Of Battleon) and that means... a NEW seasonal token shop! This Friday, talk to Twilly in Battleon to get your Summer 2014 Token! That lets you open the Summer 2014 Token shop, where you'll find:

  • Fire Elemental Armor
  • Burning Flame of Destruction Cape
  • Bejeweld Flame of Destruction Cape
  • Beach Ball Basher Mace
  • Blue Moglinberry Smootie Mace
  • The Coolest Swimsuit Armor
  • Floppy Sunhat Helm
  • Real Cool Helm
  • Buckets o' Fun Helm
  • Buckets o' Fun Locks


Tags: Alina

 

Fire Maker

July 14, 2014

Hottest Shop of the Summer

Summer 2014 Token Shop Arrives Friday

That's right, it's SUMMERTIME in the city (Of Battleon) and that means... a NEW seasonal token shop! This Friday, talk to Twilly in Battleon to get your Summer 2014 Token! That lets you open the Summer 2014 Token shop, where you'll find:

Fire Elemental Armor and Bejeweled Flame

  • Fire Elemental Armor
  • Burning Flame of Destruction
  • Bejeweld Flame of Destruction
  • Beach Ball Basher Mace
  • Blue Moglinberry Smootie Mace
  • The Coolest Swimsuit Armor
  • Floppy Sunhat Helm
  • Real Cool Helm
  • Buckets o' Fun Helm
  • Buckets o' Fun Locks

Shops Go Rare Later Tonight

It's time for these awesome shops to leave! (Sadface!) 

  • Bellybutton Armor
  • DragonFlight's Blade
  • Blackhole Shop 
  • Galactic Shop 
  • Hyperspace Shop
  • X-Treme Mutant Shop
  • Chaos Lab Rares

To make sure you don't miss out on any OTHER rares, mark your calendars with the dates listed here!


Tags: Alina

 

Dread Maker

July 14, 2014

Drakath's Story: Dreadhaven

Relive the Champion of Chaos' Origin Story!

For years, you've battled Drakath, the Champion of Chaos. But how well do you know his story - what turned him from a young Prince into an all-powerful mage bent on achieving a single, world-shattering goal? This Friday, play as Alden, a young warrior destined to be the King of Swordhaven, and a young Princes Victoria as you quest to uncover the secrets of Drakath's past!

The family that slays together, stays together.

Updated 2014 Summer Release Schedule

It's NEVER easy to predict just where Chaos will strike... or how it will wreak havoc on schedules! The release calendar has been updated to reflect the rest of the summer:

  • July 18: Drakath’s Story: Dreadhaven
  • July 25: Drakath’s Story: Champion of Chaos
  • August 1: Death’s Judgement, Gravelyn’s Choice
  • August 8: Shadowfall Rises
  • August 15: The Final Confrontation
  • August 22: Into Chaos: Chaos Lord Gauntlet

Free Wheel of Doom Tickets Arrive Tonight

If you spun the Wheel of Doom or Destiny between July 1st and 5 PM server time today, later tonight you'll receive 5 FREE Fortune Tickets to spin the Wheels of Doom or Destiny. If you're a Legend, you'll receive 25 free Fortune Tickets!

The first batch of rare Wheel gear will also return, and with a higher drop rate! (As promised when we cycled them out a few months back.) We're getting a lot of questions about what gear will go rare from the Wheel. Keep an eye out for Design Notes later this week with more answers!

Attack on Battleon: PvE Battles This Week

Earlier today, Yorumi released a patch to PvP that should help the team balance in the Battleon war, but it hasn't done enough from what you guys say. With that in mind, he'll continue looking at the issue (which involves Flash ignoring basic code structure), but in the mean-time we are going to release a PvE version of the war.

That way, if you are having difficulty joining the PvP rooms or just prefer fighting monsters instead, you'll be able to contribute to the war effort!


Tags: Alina

 

July 12, 2014

New Carnival of Fortune Gear

Wheels of Doom and Destiny Leave August 23rd

With the Carnival of Fortune closing its gates on August 23rd, we've added a ton of new gear as Wheel drops this weekend ! The items are also available from the merge shop for you to get with all the Fortune Potions you've saved up!

Prismatic Dragon Morph is color customizable!

If you haven't spun the Wheel yet this month, make sure you /join doom and spin this weekend. Every player who spins the Wheel before Monday will receive 5 free Spin Tickets. Every Legend will receive 25 free Spin Tickets! 

New Gear Showcase

Now available as drops from the Wheels of Doom and Destiny and their merge shops: 6 new armors, 8 new helms, 5 new capes, and 3 new weapons!

  • Prismatic Dragon Morph set
  • Shadow Dragon Morph set
  • Mountain Breaker set
  • Chaotic Mountain Breaker set
  • Obsidian Assassin armor and helm
  • Legion Obsidian Assassin armor and helm
  • Cagnazzo Plush mace
  • Wings of Ciriatto cape

The Wheels of Doom and Destiny

Not sure what the Carnival of Fortune is? Here's an info breakdown.

  • /Join Doom to go to the Wheel of Doom
  • Spin the Wheel for a chance to get some cool new gear
  • Every time you spin, you get 10000 gold, a Fortune Potion, an XP Boost and a chance for a bonus item
  • Get more Spin Tickets for 200 ACs each, or buy a stack of 10 for 1500 ACs
  • Save up your Fortune Potions and use them to buy other prizes from the Wheel of Doom merge shop

Want to know more? Here's a FAQ with more details:

Returning Items Arrive Monday

Back in April, we cycled out the 1% drop items to make room for new ones. When we did that, we said the gear leaving would return at some point in the future. With the Wheels and much of their gear going rare*, we need to do that before August 23rd. Those items will return Monday, and all the 1% items will receive a slightly increased drop rate.

* It is possible some of the gear made for and only available from the Wheels will be redistributed to other shops or functionality. The 1% drops will not be included in that list. 

Battleon PVP Release Update

Yorumi is back to work on the "Room Full" issue from last night's release that is still affecting some of you. We will get that taken care of as soon as possible! Coming this week, we will add PVP Combat Trophy drops to /battleonpvp, as well.


Tags: Alina Wheel of Doom

 

Post Maker

July 11, 2014

Attack on Battleon

13th Lord of Chaos Attacks Battleon!

After last week's encounter in the Lair, the forces of the Alliance and Chaos are even hungrier for blood than ever... and the 13th Lord of Chaos LOVES the havoc being wreaked! This Friday, the forces of Chaos are attacking Battleon, and ALL heroes are summoned to the fight!

Will you defend or attack Battleon!

To begin fighting in the Attack on Battleon, /join battleonwar and talk to Twilly. Choose a side, then click the "Join War" button and you'll be placed in an instance of the /battleonpvp map.*

Every opponent you defeat will raise your war meter by one point! But hurry, because both Empress Gravelyn and the forces of Chaos are rallying more help... Battleon is the one town Chaos does not want to lose, and the one place the Alliance will not see defeated!

* Yorumi is working to even out the balance on each side. He hopes to have that out this weekend.

Battles Outside PVP

If PVP isn't your thing, then never fear! Chaos monsters are appearing in maps throughout Lore, in places they've never seen before! 

Defenders of Battleon in the merge shop

Go on the hunt in places like the Maul, the Manor, the Clubhouse, Sandcastle, and more for the Chaos War medals they drop to show you will keep fighting... no matter what! Then use the medals to create new gear. 

50% Rewards Shops

Once your side raises its meter to 50%, you'll unlock the Annihilator of Order or Defender of Order sets! Free-player and Legend versions, with the Legend version giving you a small boost to XP!

War challenge!

Current Events in AQWorlds

Make sure you mark your calendar, because we've got a lot of other events, shops, and fun stuff going on!


Tags: Alina

 

Punt Maker

July 10, 2014

AQWorlds Cup Football Shop

Get Your Game On With This Ballin' Gear!

Though the World Cup will not last much longer, you can show your pride and spirit in-game forever with a souvenir from the AQWorlds Cup 2014 Shop! Talk to Twilly in Battleon to find 4 Legend-only pets and four maces for ALL players!

Battleon Battlemage Defender punts for the win!

  • Patriotic AQWorld Cup Ball pet
  • Festive AQWorld Cup Ball pet
  • Chaotic AQWorld Cup Ball pet
  • Sturm AQWorld Cup Ball pet

Have a ball rooting for your favorite team!

  • Patriotic AQWorld Cup Mace
  • Festive AQWorld Cup Mace
  • Chaotic AQWorld Cup Mace
  • Sturm AQWorld Cup Mace


Tags: Alina AQWorlds Cup

 

Date Maker

July 10, 2014

Shops Going Rare

Mark Your Calendars So You Don't Miss Gear!

We've got a lot of shops going rare over the next few months, and several that are NOT, and we want to make sure you know about all of them ahead of time!

Leaving Friday, July 11th

  • Freedom Day Friday, July 11th

Leaving Monday, July 14th

  • Bellybutton Armor
  • DragonFlight's Blade
  • Blackhole Shop 
  • Galactic Shop 
  • Hyperspace Shop
  • X-Treme Mutant Shop
  • Chaos Lab Rares

Leaving Friday, July 18th

The OMGZilla's leaving date was posted inside the game menu, but because it was not listed on the Design Notes (where many people look for that information), it's returning until Monday.

  • OMGZilla New date: Friday, July 18th

Leaving Friday, August 1st

The Chaos Paragon in the LQS was originally set to leave July 14th (according to yesterday's Design Notes), but will remain available through the end of July to allow people on vacation a chance to get the set before it leaves forever!

  • Chaos Paragon

Leaving Friday, September 12th

  • Chaos Rares (including DragonFable's ArchMage and ArchMage's Wrath)
  • Eternal Dragon of Time Rares
  • Willowcreek War Chest

Leave Dates To Be Announced
The following shops/sets will leave at some point in the future:

  • Fantasy Hero Pass sets
  • Forsaken Warlock Sets
  • Legion Paragon Set

Shops Not Going Rare

  • Captain Swordhaven
  • Fell Beast Shop
  • Arachnomancer Shop
  • Razorclaw Merge
  • Chaos Slayer Class
  • Chaos Slayer AC Shop 
  • Animated Item Shop


Tags: Alina

 

Space Maker

July 10, 2014

More Inventory Spaces

45 MORE Inventory Spaces: Cap is now 200!

Feel like your backpack is a little cramped? Is your bank full to overflowing? We have heard your cries of pain in the game, on Twitter and Facebook, and on the forums! Well, get ready for GREAT news, because we JUST added 45 MORE buyable inventory slots for 200 ACs each to AQWorlds!

AQW Inventory: now with more room!

You can click on the "Add Space" button in your inventory window (like in the picture above). OR you can head North from Battleon up to the Bank (next to the Guardian Tower). Talk to Augold the Banker to buy more slots!

Augold: Banker and Hammerspace Maker!

You Said You Couldn't Add New Spaces!!!

You are correct, disembodied collective player-voice! We said back when we didn't think we COULD add more space. We didn't want to risk increasing lag, but with the numerous improvements over the last year by Yorumi, Zhoom, and Captain Rhubarb, we can add another round!

When we find out something you guys want isn't able to happen, we let you know that (as much and as often as is reasonable and possible). But sometimes... sometimes what is the truth of a situation one year changes the next year, or two years after that.

When that happens, things we didn't think were possible suddenly BECOME POSSIBLE! That is the BEST way we can be wrong, because it means we're able to do something for you guys we didn't think we could.

Thank You For Supporting AQWorlds!

The entire AQWorlds team works hard to create releases because you love AQWorlds, and we love that so many of you support the game you love. Thank you for letting us know how you feel about the game, and what you want to see in it. Remember, AQW is YOUR game and you shape it through your suggestions and ideas! 


Tags: Alina

 

News Maker

July 07, 2014

Carnival of Fortune Leaving

Wheels of Doom and Destiny Leave August 23rd!

After a year of taking chances, daring fate, and risking DOOM... the Carnival of Fortune is closing its gates on August 23rd! This is your last chance to use your Fortune Tickets to get drops from the Wheels of Doom and Destiny. The Doom and Destiny merge shops will remain in-game and available for those who still have Fortune Potions to spend in them. New gear will be available from the Wheels and merge shops starting this Friday.

Some of Friday's new gear!

Why are we closing them now, you ask? Good question. The Wheels were always controversial, but many of you guys enjoyed taking a chance to get exclusive items, and hunting for that elusive Ultimate Item of Donated Awesomeness. We thought that was a pretty cool idea, too!

More new wheel gear arriving Friday!

But due to a number of issues, including exploit abuse and some core communcation issues between Flash and the web browser, we want to shift our focus away from the Wheels to a better system. One that will still give extra bonuses to Legends, but will also give free players a more reliable means of getting in-game rewards...

New Daily Login System

One of the nicest Legend Perks in the Wheels of Doom and Destiny are the free Daily Wheel spins. We want to keep giving our upgraded players an advantage in getting the newest, coolest gear... so we are transferring the "Legend bonus" to our plans for the new Daily Login System. 

If you saw our test of that a few months back, you'll know that all you need to do is log in each day to get more and bigger prizes! When we bring back the system, it will have some changes, including a combination of the Wheel and Treasure Chest system (according to the current plan).

  • Every 7 days everyone will get a free Treasure Chest Key to get free swag 
  • Legends will get more than one key 
  • Legends will also have a chance to win more free ACs every week (with the amount increasing each consecutive week you log in without missing a day) 

We are still plotting out the changes and additions we want to make to the daily login system, but we will make sure it's a step up for Legends, while still making sure all our other players get daily rewards, too!

Free Spin Tickets Coming Monday!

This Monda, if you have spun the Wheel of Doom or Destiny this month, you'll receive 5 free spins. If you are a Legend you'll received 25 spins! (The free daily and monthly spins count for this.)


Tags: Wheel of Doom Rare Alina

 

Chaos Maker

July 07, 2014

Friday: Alliance vs Chaos

Attack on Battleon: Team PVP Event!

After last week's encounter in the Lair, the forces of the Alliance and Chaos are even hungrier for blood than ever... and the 13th Lord of Chaos LOVES the havoc being wreaked! This Friday, the forces of Chaos are attacking Battleon, and ALL heroes are summoned to the fight!

  • Choose a side to fight for: Alliance or Chaos
  • Go head-to-head in 8-vs-8 team PVP to save or destroy Battleon
  • All-new gear (like the Epic Mace and Flail!) will be available for PvP Medals or Chaos War Tokens!

Defenders of Battleon: COME FORTH!

The fate of Lore’s most famous town is up to you and your fellow heroes... will you fight to save Battleon, or help destroy it?

Battles Outside PVP

If PVP isn't your thing, then never fear! Chaos monsters are appearing in maps throughout Lore, in places they've never seen before! Go on the hunt for the Chaos War medals they drop to create even more gear! If you've upgraded your account, you can also keep farming the Legendary dungeons released last week! Get more details on that here! 


Tags: Alina

 

Sleep Maker

July 03, 2014

Chaos, LQS, and Dungeons

Sets Go On Sale at 12:30 PM Today

Head to the Limited Quantity Set page throughout the weekend for a chance to grab one of our Chaos Limited Quantity Sets; the Chaos Paragon, Eternal Warrior, Chaos Conqueror sets and more will be available to celebrate the 13th Lord of Chaos Summer event! See the Design Notes for set information and more details.

7500 Chaos Paragon sets will be available

Set Restock Schedule:

  1. 12:30 PM Friday
  2. 10:30 PM Friday
  3. 8:30 AM Saturday
  4. 6:30 PM Saturday
  5. 4:30 AM Sunday
  6. 2:30 AM Sunday

Trio of Terror: 3 Legend-Only Dungeon Runs

This weekend, Legends can battle through three dark and deadly dungeons on a quest to gain rare and powerful treasure! These items will aid them in battle as the 13th Lord of Chaos Saga continues! 

These quests were written by three of the AQW team's web writers: Aster, ACW0, and Optional Geek and for their first quest chains, they've done a fantastic job! Give them a shout-out on Twitter!

Chaos Beast Gauntlet

If you've conquered Mount DoomSkull, confronted Drakath, and chosen your fate, then YOU can unlock the Chaos Beast Gauntlet to face the first 12 Chaos Beasts in a battle to show your ULTIMATE DOMINATION... and find out where the 13th Lord of Chaos will strike next!

The 13th Chaos Beast Rares shop also unlocks tonight! Find some of the most elegant and deadly gear our artists have created! 

Also happening this week:


Tags: Alina

 

Info Maker

July 04, 2014

Chaos Limited Quantity Sets

Rare Collectors... Start Your Engine!

If you were with us back in April, you saw the introduction of Limited Quantity sets. Some people love them, some people (the ones who forget to set their alarms) hate them, but they give those who like collecting rare gear a chance to grab a shining trophy that only a select few will possess!

Vital Information

  • Sets go on sale Friday, July 4th, at 12:30 PM. Sets will restock throughout the weekend.
  • Find sets on the LQS page
  • Once you purchase a set, log into your AQW account and find the Set Badge shop in your Book of Lore to get the gear! 
  • Legend-only sets are available for gold to anyone who has ever purchased a membership, even if it is not currently active.

Limited Quantity Set Restock Schedule

The Chaos LQS opens at 12:30 PM this Friday, July 4th, and each set will restock every 10 hours.*  

  1. 12:30 PM Friday
  2. 10:30 PM Friday
  3. 8:30 AM Saturday
  4. 6:30 PM Saturday
  5. 4:30 AM Sunday
  6. 2:30 PM Sunday

Not sure when that is in your part of the world? Here's a timezone converter to make setting your alarm easier!

* This is to ensure sets are available to everyone, regardless of where you live!

Set comes with: 1 armor, 1 helm, 1 cape

Chaos Paragon Set
Price: 2000 ACs
Quantity: 10000 sets
Initial stock: 5000 sets
Restock amount: 1000 sets (per restock)

The Legion-only Evolved Paragon armor set will be available in-game for Legion Tokens. 

Set comes with: 1 armor, 4 helms, 1 cape, 2 weapons

Eternal Warrior Set
Price: 1000 ACs
Quantity: 5000 sets
Initial stock: 3500 sets
Restock amount: 300 sets 

Set comes with: 1 armor, 1 helm, 1 cape, 1 weapon

Chaos Conqueror Set (Legend Only)
Price: 100,000 gold 
Quantity: 15000 sets
Initial stock: 10000 sets
Restock amount: 1000 sets 

Set comes with: 1 pet

Blazing Chaos Pet (Legend Only)
Price: 50,000 gold 
Quantity: 15000 sets
Initial stock: 10000 sets
Restock amount: 1000 sets 

Set comes with: 1 pet, 1 cape

Nine TentaTails Fox Pet and Cape
Price: 75,000 gold 
Quantity: 30000 sets
Initial stock: 15000 sets
Restock amount: 3000 sets 

Frequently Asked Questions 

  • Will item quantities update automatically? No, but once you purchase an item from the shop or revisit the page, you'll see an updated amount. 
  • If a set doesn't sell out right away, will the restock amount roll over? Yes. The next restock amount will always be added to the previous amount of gear. Gear not sold before a restock will remain in the shop.
  • Will the items be 0 ACs? All items sold in the LQSets will be 0 ACs, so you can keep them in your bank for free, forever!
  • Find examples of the web page's layout on our Limited Quantity Set FAQ page


Tags: Alina

 

Post Maker

July 03, 2014

Dragon's Lair War Review

Final Outcome: REMATCH

After reviewing the war meters in the Dragon's Lair, we saw a large amount of cheating which led to the 100% / 99% totals by war's end. With that in mind, we are not declaring any one side the winner in this war. 

The story will go forward with the Alliance having saved the Lair, but with the forces of Chaos having reached the heart of the mountain.

Many of you are asking for a rematch... so next week, we are giving you just that - with Battleon as your battleground!

Alliance vs Chaos: Battleon PVP Match

Log in next Friday, July 11th,  and choose a side - Alliance or Chaos - in a team PVP match for the fate of Battleon! Teams are 8 to a side and will be fighting through the streets of Battleontown. Once enough combatants are on each team, the battle will begin! As members of your team fall, the victory count will rise!

Alliance: Protect the town of Battleon from the forces of Chaos!
Chaos: Attack the town in the name of the 13th Lord of Chaos! 


Tags: Alina

 

July 03, 2014

Alliance Rallies in Lair

Chaos Pushes to the Heart of the Dragon's Lair

As of this morning, the Lair War Meters sit at 98% and 85%, in favor of the Alliance. The forces of Chaos have advanced far enough into the Lair to make reaching the Chaos Beast a certainty, as the 13th Lord of Chaos was sure would happen.

HOWEVER, Empress Gravelyn's goal - to delay the advances of Chaos long enough to rally forces and buy her time to raise Shadowfall have also paid off - she has taken some of those new forces and sent them into the Dragon's Lair. The Lair WILL NOT FALL to Chaos!

This morning, Alliance Soldiers appeared in the Lairattack map, while behind the scenes, the AQW team is preparing to launch the next story cutscene: the rise of the 13th Chaos Beast!

Out-of-character: When I woke up this morning and saw the war meters, I almost dropped my coffee! We did not expect to see THAT, but we changed the map this morning to illustrate it.

Some players are concerned about unfair advantages; there are several reasons the war meter may have gone up so fast (either cheating, an error on our part, or something else.) We are looking at that now, but will go forward as planned.

Fixed Plot Points vs Dynamic Outcomes

Many of the events in the Summer of Chaos are NOT scripted; the war cutscenes were written for each different outcome (if the Alliance had won in Darkovia, Safiria and the 10 million vampires would not have died!)... but many events in this storyline MUST happen.

Finale arc illustrations

The 13th Lord of Chaos raising their Chaos Beast is one of those, as is a final confrontation with Drakath. Though we are leaving certain things in the storyline up to you, we do have a story to tell... one that has been in planning for the last six years!  

Update: Chaos Beast Gauntlet Arrives Later Tonight

The 100% cutscene will play as soon as one of the war meters hits 100%. The Chaos Beast Gauntlet map AND the 13th Chaos Beast shop will release later tonight.


Tags: Alina

 

Quantity Maker

June 30, 2014

Chaos Limited Quantity Sets

Rare Collectors... Start Your Engine!

If you were with us back in April, you saw the introduction of Limited Quantity sets. Some people love them, some people (the ones who forget to set their alarms) hate them, but they give those who like collecting rare gear a chance to grab a shining trophy that only a select few will possess!

Starting this Friday, July 4th, at 12:30 PM server time, head to our Limited Quantity Set page to grab one of these 

Set comes with: 1 armor, 1 helm, 1 cape

Chaos Paragon Set
Price: 2000 ACs
Quantity: 10000 sets
Initial stock: 5000 sets
Restock amount: 1000 sets (per restock)

The Legion-only Evolved Paragon armor set will be available in-game for Legion Tokens. 

Set comes with: 1 armor, 4 helms, 1 cape, 2 weapons

Eternal Warrior Set
Price: 1000 ACs
Quantity: 5000 sets
Initial stock: 3500 sets
Restock amount: 300 sets 

Set comes with: 1 armor, 1 helm, 1 cape, 1 weapon

Chaos Conqueror Set (Legend Only*)
Price: 100,000 gold
Quantity: 15000 sets
Initial stock: 10000 sets
Restock amount: 1000 sets 

*you do not have to currently be a Legend as long as you've bought a membership in the past

Set comes with: 1 pet

Blazing Chaos Pet (Legend Only*)
Price: 50,000 gold
Quantity: 15000 sets
Initial stock: 10000 sets
Restock amount: 1000 sets 

*you do not have to currently be a Legend as long as you've bought a membership in the past

Set comes with: 1 pet, 1 cape

Nine TentaTails Fox Pet and Cape
Price: 75,000 gold 
Quantity: 30000 sets
Initial stock: 15000 sets
Restock amount: 3000 sets 

Each set also comes with a unique badge in your Book of Lore!

Limited Quantity Set Restock Schedule

The Chaos LQS opens at 12:30 PM this Friday, July 4th! (That is early afternoon, server time, not in the middle of the night.) Not sure when that is in your part of the world? Here's a timezone converter to make setting your alarm easier!

  1. 12:30 PM Friday
  2. 10:30 PM Friday
  3. 8:30 AM Saturday
  4. 6:30 PM Saturday
  5. 4:30 AM Sunday
  6. 2:30 AM Sunday

How Do Limited Quantity Sets Work?

  1. Log into a special LQS webpage on AQ.com 
  2. Purchase the set using either ACs or gold (if you have EVER upgraded your account, you can purchase the Legend sets for gold!)
  3. Log into AQW and find your set badge in the Book of Lore (no character page badge attached.)

Note: Item quantities will restock throughout the weekend so that everyone gets a fair chance at the gear. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

  • Will there be enough items for everyone? No, but with multiple restocks your changes of getting an item are pretty good... as long as you keep an eye on your clock and don't miss the restock!
  • Will item quantities update automatically? No, but once you purchase an item from the shop or revisit the page, you'll see an updated amount. 
  • If a set doesn't sell out right away, will the restock amount roll over? Yes. The next restock amount will always be added to the previous amount of gear. Gear not sold before a restock will remain in the shop.
  • Will the items be 0 ACs? All items sold in the LQSets will be 0 ACs, so you can keep them in your bank for free, forever!
  • Do I have to be a Legend to buy the Legend-only sets? You do not need to have an active upgrade to purchase the Legend sets, as long as you have upgraded your account at any time in the past!

Find examples of the web page's layout on our Limited Quantity Set FAQ page


Tags: Alina LQS

 
 


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