Design Notes

August 17, 2018

This Weekend: Attack on Akiba!

The Shogun of Shadows has come to take over Akiba

"You are destined to rule... Yokai Isle should be yours... Listen to me, and I will show you the path to victory..." So said the whispers that called the Shogun of Shadows to war. This weekend, battle alongside Emperor Daisho and Princess Miko as they fight to defend their home and save their people. 

Shogun of Shadow's War Features:

  • Battle the Shadow Samurai to defend Yokai Isle
  • Defeat monsters and turn in quests to raise the war meter
  • Unlock bonus war medal and reward farming quests at 25, 50, and 75%
  • Unlock the war boss fight at 100%

Our return to Akiba and Yokai Isle is also a return to the Chaos storyline; the Shogun of Shadows is an enemy Princess Miko and her father, the Emperor have faced before (off-screen... this is the first time your hero has encountered him). This time, the Shogun is armed with new powers and a creature that could help him destroy the Akiban dynasty!

Raise the water meter to unlock rare 0 AC pets:

  • 25%: Shadow Tanuki pet
  • 50%: Giant Kijimuna pet 
  • 75%: Shadow Kitteh pet

Featured Gear Shop: Yami no Samurai Set

For our heroes who ally with Evil, the Darkness, and the shadows... we have an all-new featured gear set for you! Find the Yami no Samurai (the Samurai of Darkness) set in your Featured Gear Shop until August 31st.

Tags: Alina,

August 14, 2018

Moglin Kickstarter is LIVE!

Help us make our dream of moglin plush a reality!

Greetings and salutations friend... we're about to do something crazy together. Want to join us?

You've had moglins at your side in our video games. Now, help us bring Moglins to the real world!

Moglins like Twilly, Zorbak, Twig, & Quibble are magical forest creatures born in our video game worlds. Back our Moglin Kickstarter to help them escape and join you in the real one.

Of course, each Moglin also comes with a code to unlock an in-game pet of itself in multiple Artix Entertainment video games.

Unlock the Master of Moglins CLASS in AQWorlds with the $120 Ultimate Moglin Collection. The Class art shown above is a KickStarter exclusive. (You will still be able to get the class by purchasing all 12 moglins from HeroMart after the KickStarter ends, but the art will be different.)

Oh! Our new Artix Games Launcher lets you play our games (with your moglins) without needing a browser or the Flash plugin.

Put a Moglin on your desk to cheer you on. They’ll keep you company while writing, drawing, coding, and gaming. Moglins love to watch your favorite shows with you...even when no one else will. You can keep the joy for yourself, or give a Moglin to someone you love.

Moglins are the ultimate sidekicks for real life adventurers like you. Help us bring them from the fantasy world into the real one!

Check out all of the Moglins on our Kickstarter Page...


August 10, 2018

Risen Sun Ninja Set

Available for a Limited Time!

Gear up to celebrate Tanabata with Princess Miko's Star Festival in Yokai! The Risen Sun Ninja armor set will be available from your Featured Gear Shop for AdventureCoins from August 9th to August 31st. 

Pieces of the armor set include:

  • Risen Sun Ninja Armor
  • Hood, Hair, and Locks
  • Risen Sun Blade
  • Risen Sun Ninja Katana
  • Dual Wield Katanas
  • and Risen Sun Blade and Katana dual weaponn
Tags: Alina,

August 10, 2018

HeroMart KickStarter Backer Sneak Peek

The Moglin Invasion is almost upon us! Help make it a reality.

Want to help make 's AdventureQuest Moglins plushies possible? The Master of Moglins Class, is one of the in-game rewards available from select backer tiers. (The KickStarter was submitted for approval. We will let you know as soon as we put it live!)

Tags: Alina,

August 09, 2018

The Star Festival Begins

Help Grant Princess Miko's Seven Wishes

Happy Tanabata! This weekend, head to Yokai Isle as we celebrate the legendary Star Festival (known in our world as Tanabata). Battle across Lore to help grant Princess Miko's wishes for the Sky King's daughter come true, then stay for the /party presents!

Visit the Star Festival to:

  • Decorate Akiba for the Star Festival
  • Battle across Lore as you hunt for her wishes
  • Unlock the Moon Bow Ninja reward armor set after completing the story
  • Get the exclusive level 80 boss drop armor set
  • Return to the event at any time with the hanging Star Festival Decoration house item

After you complete this weekend's story, talk to Princess Miko to begin her Star Festival Gift quest. Bring her Fallen Stars and there's a chance she'll give you one of the following:

  • a piece of the Moon Bow Ninja armor set
  • Tanabata Polearm
  • Paper Crane mace
  • Soben Bowl + Sticks daggers (member-only)
  • Storm Kimono (member-only)

Return to the Festival at Any Time

If you are a member in AQWorlds, head to the Akiba House Items Shop. You can purchase the Tanabata Fest Decoration for 7,777 gold. When you click on this item, you'll be taken straight to a permanent version of Akiba, where you can continue to farm for the 0 AC Moon Bow Ninja armor set!

Tags: Alina,

August 06, 2018

July Upgrade Bonus Winners

Congratulations and thanks for your support

Congratulations to the July upgrade bonus prize winners! Winners received their Golden Ticket prizes earlier today.

Bonus Prize Details

Each month, we will choose FIVE winners from among the list of people who upgraded the previous month. Winners will find a note in their inventory with details on how to contact us with their prize choice. They will get to choose one thing from the following list:

  1. Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness ticket
  2. 5 More bank, inventory, and house spaces (over the cap, if they are already maxed out)
  3. A 20% boost to one weapon of their choice (that they already own)
  4. 2000 AdventureCoins
  5. 1 month membership

And because we know not everyone is able to upgrade every month, we will ALSO choose 1 person from the list of all the everyone who logged in within the last 30 days. They'll receive the same prizes listed above.

Prize FAQ

  1. Only one entry no matter how many times you upgrade. (Upgrades include the 1-12 month upgrade packages and 2000 - 12000 AC packages)
  2. Staff-only/custom items are not eligible
  3. Team members may only donate an item they have legitimately purchased (not gotten for free).
  4. Winners can ask for any item; the list below is just a suggestion. Requests can only be fulfilled if a another account has donated the item. 
  5. If only one donated item is left (example: Great Thief Class) and two players ask for it, the first to email will get the item.
  6. While you can ask for a non-rare, farmable item instead of a rare item, the request can only be granted if another account has donated it.
  7. You can win EIoDA more than once on the same account (if you're very, very lucky)
  8. Eligible items to request include: classes, armors, weapons, capes, helms, pets, houses. Farming resources are not eligible.

If you ask for something that the developers feel may become a problem, they will write back and explain the issue, and ask you to choose another item. 

Where will I see the note? What will it look like?

Winners will see the note in the Miscellaneous Items tab in their inventory. It will look something like this: "January 2018 Golden Ticket"

If I already won the Ultimate Item of Donated Awesomeness, can I win the Epic one?

Yes, you sure can! (If you're that lucky, we have a couple favors to ask...)

Are there limitations to the boost I can pick?

You can only choose an item (weapon, helm, cape, armor, etc) you currently own. It cannot already have a boost on it.

Available boosts are: Gold, XP, Class Points, Rep, Racial (increased dmg to humans, dragons, etc)

Can an upgraded account win the "log in" prize?

We went back and forth on this. Short answer: no. 
Long answer: The pool of 5 winners is only drawn from people who upgraded in the previous month. If you did not, then you're elgible for the "log in" pool.

We know there are some of you who would love to buy a membership or ACs, but just can't. Real life happens (and so do bills). We want all our free players to have a chance to win awesome prizes like this, too. 

Ultimate Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness

Back in 2012, heroes who spun the Wheel of Doom had a chance to get the Ultimate Item of Donated Awesomeness. Anyone with the UIoDA could choose one item from a list of items donated by other, SUPER generous heroes. For years, you guys have been asking us to bring back the UIoDA. And now... we HAVE!

The Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness is the exact same thing... only you have a chance to get it by upgrading your account with an AdventureCoin or Membership package. (Or a smaller chance just by logging into the game!)

Tags: Alina,

August 03, 2018

Return to Yokai

4th Chaos Lord Revitalization

This weekend, head back to Yokai Isle as the team updates and polishes the 4th Chaos Lord Saga. If you haven’t beaten Chaos Lord Kitsune yet, now’s the time! 

Changes to the saga zones include:

  • Rebalanced monsters
  • Smoothed out level progression
  • Increased Zodiac Puzzle Key drop rates
  • Updated Book of Lore to send heroes to the proper saga starting point
  • Turned some "invisible / auto-complete" quests visible to make objectives clearer
  • NPC dialogue updates to make your next steps clearer
  • Changed monster locations to avoid confusion (example: monsters related to the Zanar storyline are now in separate rooms, visible only when you're on those quests.)
  • New level 30, 50, and 80 versions of the O-Dokuro boss* (and the exclusive Samurai Panda reward set) for our experienced heroes

The set includes:

  • Samurai Panda armor
  • Shadow Panda Morph helm
  • Bamboo Slicer katana and dual katanas
  • Samurai Panda Tail
  • Crossed Bamboo Slicer Katanas cape

The Samurai Panda set is based on one of my favorite animals - the Red Panda (with the coloring of your more common Giant Panda). It is found in the Himalayas and China, and is, very sadly, endangered. There are only less than 10,000 left in the world. 

Fun fact: the name for the FireFox web browser is based on the red panda's nickname - the Fire Fox.

* Design Notes earlier this week listed multiple levels of the Kitsune boss. The location of those drops has been moved to the level 30, 50, and 80 O-Dokuro bosses.

PS: the Frostval maps will close again on Friday, August 10th, and Quibble's Frostval shop will will not reopen until December. This is your last chance to cool off until Frostval!

Tags: Alina,

August 03, 2018

August 2018 Event Calendar

The Shadows are Rising in Yokai Isle

This month, we return to the main story in Yokai Isle. Though our world is being ravaged by the Queen of Monsters' Chaos, Princess Miko and her father, the Emperor, are faced with a more immediate threat: the Shogun of Shadows! He s is threatening to invade again, and this time he is stronger. Darker. Deadlier... 

August 3: Return to Yokai + Charged Ninja/Dark Shogun Upgrade Bonus gear 

August 10: Yokai Tanabata (Star) Festival and Hunt + Limited Time Shop

August 17: Shogun of Shadows 1 + Treasure Chest Update

August 24: Shogun of Shadows 2 + Featured Gear Shop Update

August 31:  Shogun of Shadows 3 + Featured Gear Shop Update

Tags: Alina,

August 03, 2018

Unlock the Dark Shogun Set

Upgrade with Select Membership or AdventureCoin Packages!

Starting this Friday, August 3rd, at 6 PM EST, unlock the Dark Shogun + Charged Ninja armor sets when you buy a 12 month membership or 12,000 AdventureCoin package. Plus, get up to 25% more bonus AdventureCoins with either a 12,000 AC or 5,000 AC package until August 31st, 2018! 

12000 ACs or 12 month membership: Dark Shogun Tier (All 14 items!)

Get more gear and save more of your real-world gold with our largest upgrade packages! 

  • 2 Armors: color-customizable Dark Shogun armor and the Charged Ninja armor (not customizable)
  • 3 helms, 3 capes, 4 katanas
  • 7 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory
  • Character page badge

Unlock the Charged Ninja armor set when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more

2000 AC, 5000 AC, 3 and 6 month memberships: Charged Ninja Tier

  • Charged Ninja armor
  • 1 helm, 1 cape, 2 weapons
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory
  • Character page badge

The Dark Shogun and Charged Ninja bonus sets leave September 7th, 2018!

Upgrade Bonus Prizes

We always like to give you more than you expect! Each month, when you purchase any upgrade package (either AdventureCoins or membership) 5 heroes will have a chance to win one of the bonus prizes listed below!

  1. Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness ticket
  2. 5 More bank, inventory, and house spaces (over the cap, if they are already maxed out)
  3. A 20% boost to one weapon of their choice (that they already own)
  4. 2000 AdventureCoins
  5. 1 month membership

Read this Design Notes post for more details!

Tags: Alina,

August 01, 2018

Samurai Panda Set

Return to Yokai Isle and fight to unlock new gear!

This weekend, head back to Yokai Isle as the team revitalizes the 4th Chaos Lord Saga in preparation for August's Shogun of Shadows 4-part storyline! We are also adding in high-level versions of the O-Dokuro saga boss for our experienced heroes.

Take on the level 30, 50, and 80 versions of the O-Dokuro boss for a chance to get the pieces of the 0 AC Samurai Panda set.

The set includes:

  • Samurai Panda armor
  • Shadow Panda Morph helm
  • Bamboo Slicer katana and dual katanas
  • Samurai Panda Tail
  • Crossed Bamboo Slicer Katanas cape

The Samurai Panda set is based on one of my favorite animals - the Red Panda (with the coloring of your more common Giant Panda). It is found in the Himalayas and China, and is, very sadly, endangered. There are only less than 10,000 left in the world. 

Fun fact: the name for the FireFox web browser is based on the red panda's nickname - the Fire Fox.

Tags: Alina,

July 27, 2018

Celebrate Frostval in July in IceStorm

You are cordially invited to the Dragon King's Festival!

For the first time ever, the dragon clans of the Etherstorm Wastes have invited humans and moglins to celebrate the Festival of the Dragon King. But not all humans are eager to share in the event... the Dragon Hunters have been spotted nearby. Help keep the peace (and the baby dragons safe) this weekend!

After you complete this weekend's event, battle the boss for a chance to get the items in our Frosted Assassin weapon series:

  • Frosted Shuriken
  • Frosted Katana
  • Frosted Kunai
  • Frosted Ninjato
  • Frosted Katana + Ninjato

Battle the monsters in this weekend's map to get Burnt Bows and Dragon Scales. Save these up to create the pieces of the Winter Assassin armor set!

To help celebrate, log in this weekend and find:

  • Your favorite Frostval maps are back
  • Seasonal Frostval classes are available again
  • Tinsel's Gift Bag is open
  • Get double XP, Class Points, Gold, and Rep on ALL servers until Monday

Battle through our returning seasonal events!

Frostval is a time of joy, hope, and... defending Lore from all the insane ice monsters that cannot stop attacking it?!?! Log in this weekend to battle through all our winter holiday events and unlock seasonal rewards!

Journey to Frostvale

Once again the Frost Moglins of Frostvale are opening the snow-covered gates of their town to all of Lore as they prepare for the merriest of all of Lore's holidays... Frostval! If this is your first year with AQW then you get to play through all of the previous adventures:

  • Save Frostvale, 
  • Stop the Ice Symbiote infection 
  • Watch a young Empress Gravelyn experience her first Frostval 
  • Fight to survive as Kezeroth and Karok, ice giant brothers from another world, battle to take OURS
  • and get SO MANY presents with the return of Tinsel's Seasonal Frostval Shop

Mars Madness!

But weekend, Mars will be the brightest it's been in a very long time. Get your Moon and Mars cape AND a double server boost until Monday, July 30th. 

Why am I seeing ads when I log in?

These ads (commonly called pre-roll ads) are like the ads you sometimes see on Youtube videos  and will only show once per log in. Until August 6th, there's a chance you'll see an ad for Disney's Christopher Robin movie. Until the end of September, there's a chance you'll see an ad for the Kellog's brand. 

Tags: Alina,

July 27, 2018

Quibble's Frostval in July Rares

Quibble's Frostval Shop has come early!

Lore’s most well-traveled sales moglin is stopping in to Battleon this weekend to help us celebrate Frostval in July with packs full of the coolest gear of the year (at least.... until December begins)! Check out his merch, then head to this weekend's event.

The shop includes:

  • Frostfang Rider Quibble Bank pet
  • Frostval Envoy armor set
  • Festive Snowman armor set
  • Frosty Chinchilla pet

Wait... Who (or what?) is Quibble Coinbiter?

Not exactly sure who Quibble Coinbiter is, or how he gets all that gear? Neither are we!

But here's what he said last time I asked:

How do I get never-before-seen used items? Well, that's a trade secret. But just between us, I have a deal with a time travel fairy who brings me these things… even though they have not been built yet! They might show up later in the game or might be Rares that are never seen again

Tags: Alina,

July 20, 2018

Return to Dwarfhold

Dwarfhold Revitalization Update

We’re polishing more than just gemstones in the Dwarfhold Mountains this weekend! Log in and fight to free the miners enslaved by Chaos DragonLord Vath as we update the 3rd Lord of Chaos story zones to better guide new heroes to victory! 

  • Rebalanced monsters and quests
  • The 2009 Dwarfhold War returns permanently
  • New level 85 version of the war boss for high-level heroes

2009's Dwarf War Returns!

Almost 10 years ago, when we were first releasing the Dwarfhold storyline, the Dwarves of Dwarfhold Mountain declared war against the Drow! Dwarfhold Mountains belongs to the Dwarves, and it was your mission to do everything in your power to see that their home was returned. We've returned the war in a static (no war meter) form. Starting tonight, talk to Snowbeard to begin taking down Chaos Draconians and Drow, then head to fight  Vath's most trusted general, D'wain Jonsen the King Scorpion Lord. 

Snowbeard's War Shop offers:

  • Dwarf Warrior Armor
  • Red Dwarf Warrior Armor
  • Scorpion Spear 

If you're an experienced (or very confident) hero, try taking on the level 85 version of D'wain Jonsen! 

Bido's Birthday Bounty

Log in tonight at and /join djinnguard to get your gauntlets on Bido's birthday bounty. You can farm for the staves, greatswords, and katanas. The daggers are available for AdventureCoins. Happy birthday, !

Tags: Alina,

July 20, 2018

Infernal Flame Guardian Set

Now Available in Twilly's Treasure Chest!

Twilly's got treasure for you: the all-new Infernal Flame Guardian! Farm for Treasure Chests as you fight through the game, then open them with his Treasure Chest Keys for a chance to get the gear inside. 

Treasure Chests?

If you have found a Treasure Chest on a monster, you will need a Magic Treasure Chest Key to open it! If you need a key, Twilly is selling some for 200 ACs. If you have everything you need, just click Open My Chest, complete the quest and see what you got!

Member Perk: Upgrade your account with any membership to get 2 free Treasure Chest Keys a month! Complete Twiilly's quest on or after the 1st of every month to get your free keys, but don't forget to come back or you'll miss out!

Open a Treasure Chest for a chance to get 1 of...

  • 43 armors
  • 48 weapons
  • 60 helms
  • 8 capes
  • or 3 house items (including the Altar of Caladbolg)

More Gear + Updates Coming Soon

Later on this Summer, we'll be more new armor sets, so keep those chests and keys handy! We'll also be redistributing the Treasure Chest gear by season to give you a better chance to get the items you're after.

Important notes and the upcoming change:

  • None of the currently-available Treasure Chest gear will go rare 
  • Some items will always be available when you open Twilly's Treasure Chest
  • A preview shop will be added so you can see what is available
Tags: Alina,

July 19, 2018

Player Support Review, Twitter, and More

We’re Here to Help!

Hello, everyone! Nythera here. You may know me as the Half-Dragon Void Mage in AQWorlds and DragonFable, but I am also the Support & Community Lead for Artix Entertainment. I have some important and exciting announcements!

Contact Us With Account Issues

My team and I understand that players change and grow over time, and deserve another chance. If you have a disabled, banned or permanently muted account in any of our games, please contact us. We’ll be happy to review your case again to see if we can reopen your account and/or remove the mute.

There may be some cases where an account needs to remain permanently disabled, banned or muted, but we won’t know that until you reach out to us.

Our rules haven’t changed - we still don’t allow account sharing, selling, botting or other violations, but we believe in redemption and second chances whenever possible.

Check Out Our New Help Pages

Earlier this year, we released our new help pages! Check them out at to get helpful articles and answers on common game, account, and technical issues.

If you have account, payment, or technical issues, you can submit a ticket to send us a message at

We’re always working on making our Help Pages better, and would love to hear your feedback. Let us know what you think by tweeting to us at @ArtixSupport.

Support Now Available On Twitter

How is that for a segue, right?! We now offer Twitter support via direct messages. You can send us a direct message (DM) via Twitter at @ArtixSupport during our regular business hours.

Helpful Twitter Tips

  • Artix Support is available on Twitter Monday-Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM EST.*

  • In your message, make sure to include:

    • The game you need help with

    • Your account name

    • Other information that will help us locate your account (like your email address)

    • A summary of your issue**

  • Please be patient! We are a small team and all Twitter DMs are answered by a real, live human (not a bot). We will get to your message as soon as possible. ***

  • Please only send one Twitter DM. Each time you DM us, it pushes your request further down in our queue.

  • If your issue is complex, requires sensitive information, or we have more questions, you may be asked to submit a ticket to

  • Want to just say hi? Feel free to message us @ArtixSupport (instead of sending a DM). We check our Twitter account every day and will see your post. We wish we could respond to everyone, but our top priority is helping our players resolve issues.

*Twitter support is not available during weekends. It rattles the bones of our skeleton crew.

**We have had players message us saying ‘I want to recover my account!’ We can’t read minds, at least not yet!

***Please note - it can take up to 3 business days for us to respond to your email or Twitter message, but we usually get to most messages the same day or the next business day.

Community Projects In Progress

We also have several other projects in the works to help you and your fellow players, answer questions, and fix issues!

  • Official Discord Community servers for our games and projects

  • A Support Community site to help you ask questions, get answers faster, and give feedback

  • A much-needed update for our BattleOn Forums

We are always looking into more ways to communicate with our players and make things better, faster, and easier. You are our number one priority and we are here to help with any questions or issues that come up. Thank you so much and BATTLE ON!

Tags: Alina,
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