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Question Maker

October 20, 2014

Friday: Blood and Blades Finale

Battle to Decide the Ruler of Darkovia's Vampires!

As the finale battle for the Vampire Throne grows closer, all 4 combatants and their allies begin preparing for a bloodbath beyond compare! There is only ONE person who can make this decision without prejudice... and ensure that Darkovia's vampires have a ruler who will lead them to glory - YOU! Log in this weekend to see who takes the victory, the power, and the throne!

Who will YOU vote for in the battle for the Vampire Throne?

The Monday vote count is in! This is the FIRST look at who your fellow heroes are voting for:

  • Lady Solani: 11,261 votes
  • Gravefang: 10,019 votes
  • Baron Luca: 9,498
  • Elder Rapaxi: 5,438

What say you, Heroes of Lore? Are your fellow warriors voting correctly? If you don't like the numbers you see, then it's time to rally your allies, brandish your blades, and GO FIGHT FOR THE LEADER YOU WANT!

New 12000 and 5000 AC Package: Dark DragonMaster Set!

Starting this Friday, October 24th, at 12:01 AM EST, unlock our newest, most masterful dragon set yet when you buy either a 12000 or 5000 AdventureCoin package! This exclusive set includes an armor, helms, cape, several weapons, and the Dark DragonMaster's pet!

You'll find out more about the lore of the DragonMasters, their leader Frostscythe, and their plans in November, but the only way to get your gauntlets on the Dark DragonMaster set is through our upgrade site! Keep an eye on the Design Notes or Memet's Twitter account for the first previews of the set art!

More News to Know

There is so much going on this week!

  • Upgrade to unlock the Legend-only Raven Warrior set when you talk to Ragnar in Battleon!
  • The level cap increases to 65 this Friday!
  • The Forsaken Warlock set leaves November 7th. See the details here.
  • Lycan Class is scheduled for NEXT FRIDAY, along with the Voltaire Mogloween event!


Tags: Alina

 

Blade Maker

October 20, 2014

Forsaken Warlock Leaves 11/7

Last chance to unlock these exclusive sets!

In the world of Lore, one thing is always true: trust NO ONE... especially not Warlocks! For this dark battlemage, Tyronius took inspiration from the much-beloved (or reviled, if you're a follower of Good/the Mother of Dragons) warlocks of Quarth in the Game of Thrones series to create this incredible set!

As with the rest of the Fantasy Hero tier packages, all of the items above will be added into the Fantasy Hero shop that comes with the Fantasy Hero Package Pass!** 

Tier Set Details

With our tier sets, the amount and type of gear you get changes with the different Membership or AdventureCoin packages. The more months of membership or AdventureCoins you purchase, the more gear you get!

Unlock all 11 Forsaken Warlock items with a 12 month membership:

  • 3 armors 
  • 3 weapons
  • 4 helms
  • 1 capes

Unlock 7 items with a 6 month membership or 12000 ACs:

  • 2 armors
  • 1 weapon
  • 3 helms
  • 1 capes

Unlock 5 items with a 3 month membership or 5000 ACs:

  • 1 armor
  • 2 helms
  • 1 cape
  • 1 weapon

*Female armor transforms when you click the skirt!
** Keep an eye on the Design Notes; we will announce when the Fantasy Hero Package Pass leaves soon!


Tags: Alina

 

War Maker

October 17, 2014

Battle for the Vampire Throne

Battle for the Darkovian Vampire Throne

The time has come to choose a successor for Queen Safiria, ruler of Darkovia's vampires.* After this summer's war, a different type of chaos reigns among the vampires of Lore, and the lycans of Darkovia are starting to probe for weaknesses.


Of the surviving Vampire Elders, several have come forth to claim the throne… as well as a half-breed new-comer who has no right, but strength, speed, skill, and POWER! This Friday, fight for the Vampire YOU want to take the Vampire Throne; your support will make the difference between ruling… and being banished back to the shadows of obscurity.

* It is best when rulers can choose a successor before they must leave the throne. For those of you who have not finished the Chaos Saga finale, spoilers will be kept to a minimum.

Vote with your blades

You have 4 contenders to choose from:

  • Baron Luca, Head of the Nyx Aeterna Clan
  • Rapaxi, Elder of the Umbral Legion 
  • Kurok Gravefang, Leader of the Abyssal Horde
  • Lady Solani, First Fang of the Cor Mortis** and her General, Ensis

One of these four has... plans... for Edvard and Esmee. Regrettably, I am not sure they'll last out the week in Darkovia.

This week's release will not be a regular war, where you see a war meter increase as you defeat opponents. Instead, you will:

  1. Journey to the Vampire War battlegrounds and speak with the four contenders for the throne.
  2. Choose who you wish to ally with, then head into battle against their biggest threat.
  3. Defeat their enemies to "vote" for your choice*** 
  4. Next Thursday, October 21st, we will tally up the first round of votes, then...
  5. You will be able to choose which of the two remaining contenders you want to battle for.
  6. On Friday, October 24th, we will announce the NEW ruler of Darkovia, as chosen by Lore's heroes in a final BLOODBATH!!!

** A relative of the much-loved Queen Safiria
*** The "Vote" items will be 0 AC and stack up to 10,000.

I am still deciphering the history scrolls the Vampire Elders brought with them, so more of each clan's story will arrive soon!

Dage's Death Rider Limited Time Rares Shop

Speed, skulls, and wicked wheels - these were the inspiration for Dage's Death Rider armor set! Cruise through Lore battling from the back of a bike... then pull into Yulgar's to chat with the rest of your gang. Find his shop in the Game Menu this Friday, available until October 24th!

Dage has created a HUGE number of helms... some of which will be Legion exclusives! The Death Stalker (not the bike version) will also be available for Legion Tokens as well as other currencies. 

Live-testing the new Chaos Saga Finale

The permanent version of this summer's Chaos Saga finale is in live-testing. Help us polish the event for all our future heroes by heading to Mount DoomSkull, then reporting back any issues you find on our Bug Tracker.

If you did not finish the Chaos Saga finale before this weekend, you will need to start the event over. That will ensure you do not experience any progression issues through the storyline.

6th Birthday Gift: 200 AdventureCoins Free

If you've logged in within the past 30 days AND you were level 5 or higher, check your AC count... because you got 200 FREE AdventureCoins! This is our way of saying "thanks for playing AQW" as we continue to celebrate AQW's 6th birthday all month long!


Tags: Alina

 

Vote Maker

October 16, 2014

Who will YOU Fight for?

Help Choose the Next Ruler of Darkovia's Vampires!

This Friday, /join EternalNight and talk to each of the four contenders seeking to become the next ruler of the vampires.* 

Learn their backstories, the lore of their clans, and why they each believe they are the BEST creature to rule the vampires!

  • Lady Solani, First Fang of the Cor Mortis, of the Blood Royal (and Safiria's niece)
  • Rapaxi, Elder of the Umbral Legion
  • Kurok Gravefang, Werepyre Lich and Leader of the Abyssal Horde 
  • Baron Luca, Head of the Nyx Aeterna Clan, and Master Shapeshifter

Each is prepared to battle their mortal enemy as they fight for the throne, but they will need YOUR help! Once the weakest two contenders have been defeated (based on who YOU decide to fight for), the remaining two combatants and their champion (that's you!) will go head to head... in a bloodbath of monstermental proportions!

* But hurry! The Convocation of the Night, which binds them to peace for as long as the debates last, will only hold so long!


Tags: Alina

 

List Maker

October 15, 2014

Dage's DeathRider LTS

Unlock AQW's Most Evil Mount for a Limited Time!

Speed, skulls, and wicked wheels - these were the inspiration for Dage's DeathRider armor sets! Cruise through Lore battling from the back of a bike... then pull into Yulgar's to chat with the rest of your gang. Find his shop in the Game Menu this Friday, available until October 24th!

Death Rider Key Set Details

There are a couple ways to get your gauntlets on these sweet rides and their accessories... but the best way is to get the DeathRider Key item for 2000 ACs.* That'll unlock an exclusive shop containing 20 0 AC items:

  • The DeathRider Bike AND DeathStalker armors
  • All 16 DeathRider helms
  • Exclusive Floating Deathrider Skull cape
  • Exclusive Parked Deathrider Bike house item

The DeathRider Bike armor, DeathStalker armor, and Floating DeathRider Skull cape all have double the chance to play the Shadowfire Attack animation!

* You save 750 ACs, unlock the exclusive cape and house item, plus the increased attack animation bonuses!

Death Rider Limited Time Shop

Talk to Dage in Battleon starting this Friday OR find his shop in your game menu to check out his DeathRider gear! The shop will contain:

  • DeathRider Key 
  • DeathRider Bike armor 
  • DeathStalker armor ***
  • 16 DeathRider helms
  • 4 Legion DeathRider helms**

The DeathRider Bike armor and DeathStalker armor each have a chance to play the Shadowfire Attack animation, too!

All 20 DeathRider and Legion helms shown above

** Must be a member of the Undead Legion to buy. Also available from Dage's Merge Shop for Legion Tokens until the regular shop leaves. Not included in the DeathRider Key set.
*** Will also be available for Legion Tokens in Dage's merge shop. 


Tags: Alina

 

Choice Maker

October 13, 2014

Friday: Blood and Blades

Battle for the Darkovian Vampire Throne

The time has come to choose a successor for Queen Safiria, ruler of Darkovia's vampires.* After this summer's war, a different type of chaos reigns among the vampires of Lore, and the lycans of Darkovia are starting to probe for weaknesses.


Of the surviving Vampire Elders, several have come forth to claim the throne… as well as a half-breed new-comer who has no right, but strength, speed, skill, and POWER! This Friday, fight for the Vampire YOU want to take the Vampire Throne; your support will make the difference between ruling… and being banished back to the shadows of obscurity.

* It is best when rulers can choose a successor before they must leave the throne. For those of you who have not finished the Chaos Saga finale, spoilers will be kept to a minimum.

Vote with your blades

You have 4 contenders to choose from:

  • Baron Luca, Head of the Nyx Aeterna Clan
  • Rapaxi, Elder of the Umbral Legion 
  • Kurok Gravefang, Leader of the Abyssal Horde
  • Lady Solani, First Fang of the Cor Mortis** and her General, Ensis

One of these four has... plans... for Edvard and Esmee. Regrettably, I am not sure they'll last out the week in Darkovia.

This week's release will not be a regular war, where you see a war meter increase as you defeat opponents. Instead, you will:

  1. Journey to the Vampire War battlegrounds and speak with the four contenders for the throne.
  2. Choose who you wish to ally with, then head into battle against their biggest threat.
  3. Defeat their enemies to "vote" for your choice*** 
  4. Next Tuesday, October 21st, we will tally up the first round of votes, then...
  5. You will be able to choose which of the two remaining contenders you want to battle for.
  6. On Friday, October 24th, we will announce the NEW ruler of Darkovia, as chosen by Lore's heroes!

** A relative of the much-loved Queen Safiria
*** The "Vote" items will be 0 AC and stack up to 10,000.

Dage's Death Rider Limited Time Rares Shop

Speed, skulls, and wicked wheels - these were the inspiration for Dage's Death Rider armor set! Cruise through Lore battling from the back of a bike... then pull into Yulgar's to chat with the rest of your gang. Find his shop in the Game Menu this Friday, available until October 24th!

Dage has created a HUGE number of helms... some of which will be Legion exclusives! The Death Stalker (not the bike version) will also be available for Legion Tokens as well as other currencies. 

Also Happening This Week

We've got a lot more going on in AQWorlds, including:

Live-testing the new Chaos Saga Finale

The permanent version of this summer's Chaos Saga finale is in live-testing. Help us polish the event for all our future heroes by heading to Mount DoomSkull, then reporting back any issues you find on our Bug Tracker.

If you did not finish the Chaos Saga finale before this weekend, you will need to start the event over. That will ensure you do not experience any progression issues through the storyline.

NEW gear in Artix's 6th Birthday Rares shop

Talk to Artix in /Northpointe later today to find NEW gear, including Gravefang's wings and the Undead Paladinslayer armor!

6th Birthday Gift: 200 AdventureCoins Free

Starting this Friday, the month of birthday gifts will continue with a free 200 AdventureCoins! To get the gift, you'll need to:

  • Have logged in within the past 30 days
  • Be level 5 or higher

Thank you all for battling alongside us as we build AQWorlds each week!


Tags: Alina

 

October 11, 2014

Weekend Update

Network Issues and Chaos Saga Finale Fixes

The Curse of the Phantom Pixel, our 12th anniversary/6th birthday all-game release... has gotten ahold of the very servers running our games! The coders have been and continue to work on resolving the network issues our games are experiencing this weekend. Thank you all for your patience as we battle the bugs and collect all the escaped server hamsters!

All-Game Event Guide

Not sure what to do to save Yurei from the Curse, collect all 13 cursed artifacts, and unlock the OmniKnight Blade? Check out THIS GUIDE or see the TL;DR (too long; did not read) version below:

  • AQWorlds: /join Northpointe and complete Artix's quests for 7 artifacts, then merge them to create the Omni Artifact
  • Epic Duel: Battle to find the shards of Titan's Coffee Mug, then assemble the pieces
  • AdventureQuest: Hunt through AQ using the "Random Battle" button until you come across a possessed Artix wielding the ShadowFire Axe of Curses and defeat him for the reward
  • DragonFable: Head to the Wastelands and quest for a scrap of the Mysterious Necromancer's Cloak
  • MechQuest: Talk to River in Soluna City to secure the Cursed Mod Tape before it's too late!
  • OverSoul: Battle until you find Thok and his Cursed Phoenix Blade
  • HeroSmash: Battle the monsters in the Hottest area until you get Hottica's Cursed Shield

Chaos Saga Finale: Live Testing

Over the last 3 weeks, Reens has rebuilt the ENTIRE Chaos Saga finale (8 weeks of releases!!!), fixing the issues and smoothing out the quest progression. Our testers have run through the new, permanent version many times... but YOU guys are the best testers we could ever have (because there are tens of thousands of you)! That is why this weekend, we are live-testing Reens' Chaos Saga fixes to see if there are places where you are unsure of what to do or where to go.

  1. If you have NOT been able to complete the Chaos Saga finale before now (either because you are just beginning or have had issues), /join MountDoomskull and battle (or Legend Skip) your way to the top of the Moutain. 
  2. Speak with Maya to complete the first quest of the NEW, permanent quest chain. Then defeat Drakath and watch the cutscene. You MUST choose a Chaos Lord form to continue on in the storyline.
  3. Once you have, speak to Maya again and she will send you to begin "World War Lore."
  4. Loremaster Maya will always be your guide through the Chaos Saga finale. If you're ever unsure of where to go, speak to her!

Tonight's network issues have caused some progress save errors; once things have settled, we will be adjusting Maya's dialogue and guide buttons based on the first round of player feedback from earlier today!


Tags: Alina

 

Post Maker for Zereldo

October 10, 2014

Artifact Hunter Class

Birthday Class Skills Breakdown!

Hey everyone it’s Zereldo here and today I’m gonna be talking about the new Artifact hunter* class. This class will be available for the 6th anniversary celebration of AQW.

Details

Before you get your hands on this class there are a few things you’ll want to know, such as how to get your hands on this class.

  • Talk to Artix in Northpointe to find the Class!
  • Get the class for 2000 Acs OR collect the merge items from the daily quest.
  • Legends can earn the merge items 2x faster!
  • The AC version will be available until next year’s birthday!
  • The earned will be available until May of 2015, when the birthday merge shop leaves.

Artifact Hunter Breakdown

Artifact hunters explore Lore selectively looking for rare and powerful artifacts to aid them in their battles and adventures.

Mana regen: Artifact Hunters gain mana from all hits landed in combat,and especially on crits. The amount depends on damage relative to *their own* HP total.

For Stats and Enhancements: Artifact hunters use both strength and intellect to fight their battles. Hybrid enhancements are a good start, but basically all stats help the class in some way.

Auto Attack

2 second cooldown.

A basic attack, taught to all adventurers.

You’ve seen this before on many classes. It needs no further explanation.

Rank 1: Strike of Awe

15 mana, 3 second cooldown.

You strike using power amassed from the Blade of Awe. You have a 25% chance to leave your opponent awestruck which stuns them for 2 seconds.

This move is your goto damage move. It’s physically based, and also has  25% chance of stunning your enemy for seconds. The stun may not be reliable, but when it happens it can be helpful. If you are lucky, it may even occur multiple times in a row which could be a lot of fun.

Rank 2: Supreme Arcane Spell

20 mana, 8 second cooldown.

Using the power of the supreme Arcane staff you deal damage and apply a magical burn to your Opponent.

This move is increased by your spell power and intellect. It’s attack is ok, but it’s the DoT that makes the difference. The DoT also gains in power based on your INT.

Rank 3: Shiny Mirror Shield

30 mana, 15 Second cooldown.

Using the power of the shiny mirror you deflect a portion of your opponent's attack back at them for 6 seconds and take decreased incoming damage.

You may recognise this sort of move from Pyromancer Class. This version has a shorter cooldown and longer duration, but provides less of an incoming damage reduction and no heal. It’s useful when being overwhelmed by lots of damage as it decreases the amount you take AND reflects some straight back at your opponent.

Rank 4: Cursed Ring of Dragon Control & Resourceful

STR and INT increased by 20%

Dodge Crit and Hit Chance all increased by 5%

The first passive gives you the physical strength and magical might of dragons and makes a  difference to the class over all. Your second one shows your mastery of Artifact hunting and represents all the small tricks you’ve picked up over the years. It will make a small difference to several of your stats.

Rank 5: Destiny Or Doom

30 mana, 10 second cooldown.

You’ve come across many blessed and cursed items over the years and have learnt how to channel their energies to work in your favour. You either trigger DOOM which increases your Damage output, Strength and Crit damage or Destiny, which give your a large HoT and increases your Intellect and Haste.

This move is what spices up the class. When using this move you will either get Destiny OR Doom and Each effect has a 50% chance of occurring. Doom is basically damage focused, while Destiny is a heal. You are leaving your heal to chance here, but this is a VERY powerful HoT. Ideally because of your stun from the first move, and your shield you won’t be taking that much damage, so even if you don’t get the heal on your first try you should be able to survive until it does happen. The Intellect and strength boost may change how you want to use your first two moves slightly.

Final Thoughts

This is a nice little solo class to use. Not dedicated to being a tank or to Damage, but somewhere in the middle. It gives you some nice options based on enhancements as well, and has an interesting final move that dramatically affects how you use the class.

* Those of you with keen eyes may have seen it spelled “Artefact hunter” on my character page. Depending on whether you use American English or British English the way you spell the word changes. Where I live we use the British spelling. I have since changed it to the American spelling.


Tags: Alina

 

Warning Maker

October 10, 2014

This Weekend: 7 games...

The Curse of the Phantom Pixel is spreading...

Your screen is made of millions of pixels. At any moment... a pixel can die. An evil artist foolishly used dead pixels to create items in our 7 games... and as you know, things created from dead pixels are cursed. 

This weekend (and for the next month), battle through AQWorlds, Epicduel, DragonFable, MechQuest, HeroSmash, Oversoul and AdventureQuest Classic to find all 13 items and lift the curse afflicting Yurei, a mysterious ghost haunting NorthPointe.

  • AdventureQuest Worlds:   collect 7 cursed artifacts* and merge them into the "Omni Artifact"!
  • AdventureQuest Classic: Shadowfire Axe of Curses
  • DragonFable: Cloak scrap artifact
  • MechQuest: Cursed Tape Mod
  • EpicDuel: Titan’s Doom Mug
  • HeroSmash: Hottica’s Cursed Flame Shield
  • OverSoul:  Thok's Cursed Phoenix Blade Character

Kurok Gravefang ALSO wants to find the cursed artifacts!

The AQWorlds' team combined our 6th birthday event with the Artix Entertainment 12th Anniversary all-game event, which means after you check out the Birthday Rares Shop (including Kurok's armor set)... YOU need to quest for 7 cursed artifacts:

  • Death’s Cursed Hourglass 
  • Cysero’s Doom Sock 
  • Unholy Wasabi 
  • Cursed Chickencow Claw 
  • Zorbak’s Haunted Skull (stolen from his staff) 
  • Dragon Khan’s Corrupt Scepter 
  • Sir Ver’s Cursed Power Button

Unlock the Ultimate Prize: the OmniKnight Blade!

Collecting the 13 artifacts and undoing the curse is a quest for the OmniKnights, our bravest players who play multiple AE games. This is not a quest for the faint of heart… but once complete, you will unlock the OmniKnight Blade in ALL 7 of our games!

Once you have reached all 7 game goals, a final “Get Prize Code” button will appear on your linked game accounts page. Click that to scan all of your accounts for the artifacts!

To unlock the OmniKnight Blade, you must:

  1. Battle through all 7 games to gather the 13 cursed artifacts
  2. Log in at our Portal Site and link all 7 of your game accounts
  3. Go to the “Quests” section of the Portal Site and scan your game accounts
  4. Log into each of your game accounts to unlock a shop with the OmniKnight Blade

Rumors...

I have started seeing posts and tweets about some kind of cursed video. That does NOT sound good... So beware, heores:

If you come across a link to the video...

Don't watch it...

Don't search for it...

Just don't...

Artifact Hunter Class Updates

The Legend-only daily quest now rewards FOUR Ancent Artifacts a day while the all-player daily rewards two Rare artifacts a day. Gravefang also has a small chance to drop the Ancient Artifact each time you defeat him!

All farmable Class items are 0 ACs for free storage. Happy birthday!


Tags: Alina

 

Curse Maker

October 06, 2014

AQWorlds 6th Birthday!

The Curse of the Phantom Pixel is spreading...

This Friday is AQWorlds 6th birthday and Artix Entertainments 12th anniversary, and word has begun spreading about a deadly curse unleashed on all 7 of our video games! The art of 13 treasured artifacts has been corrupted… and the infection is beginning to spread. 

But what happens if someone ELSE collects them first?!

  • What: Cross-game scavenger hunt for 13 cursed artifacts
  • When: Friday, October 10th, 2014 at sundown
  • Who: Join tens of thousands of your fellow heroes and the Artix Entertainment team
  • Where: All 7 Artix Entertainment games

You Are Not the Only One Seeking the Artifacts...

Dead pixels form when too much color/power is concentrated into a single pixel... and it burns so fiercely it becomes a dead pixel. When the power of those phantom pixels is harnessed by the right (or very, very wrong) person, deadly magic can be performed.

This Friday, before you can fully stop the Curse of the Phantom Pixel, you'll need to defeat Gravefang, the Werepyre Lich King, in AQWorlds. He, too, has heard of the cursed artifacts, and believes the 13th and final artifact - Death’s Cursed Hourglass - will give him the ultimate power over unlife.

  • Quest through Northpointe and across Lore seeking 7 of the 13 cursed artifacts
  • Unlock the Artifact Hunter Class for 2k ACs or farm daily quests! (Legends can farm 2X faster)
  • Battle through our other Artix Entertainment games to find the final 6 artifacts
  • Complete the event and link your game accounts on the Portal to unlock the OmniKnight Blade in all 7 games


Tags: Alina

 

Pie Maker

October 03, 2014

Mogloween Returns

Log In for a Holiday of Tricks, Terror, and Triumph!

We've just released the Moglween hub town! If you haven't joined us for this event before, Mogloween is the fall seasonal event where you Trick or BEAT your way through the spookiest, creepiest releases we've put out over the last five years! Just /join mogloween and get ready for bats, brawls, and LOTS of hallow-SCREAMS!

Creeeeeeeepy MogloweenThat's his FRIENDLY smile.

Begin Mogloween Adventures in MystCroft!

It is a dark and stormy night, fog creeps through the trees and into the houses of Battleon. When you step outside, a beacon pulses in the darkness. As you walk towards it, ghostly moans grow louder. When you enter a clearing you KNOW wasn't there before, you see a portal that takes you to... MystCroft, realm of spookily-delicious Mogloween adventures!

The Cauldron Sisters are SO GLAD to see you!

Meet the Cauldron sisters, Bubble, Toil, and Trouble, and help them play their tricks to save Mogloween... and all the delicious treats that come with it!

So, after SIX years worth of Mogloween events, we released... we've done a LOT! (Zoom in to see HOW much!) That's why we created the new Mogloween Event Guide in the Lorepedia!

Serverwide Class, Rep, and XP Boosts!

This weekend: 25% EXP and Rep boosts on Legend servers and 10% Class points boost on ALL servers!

Upgrade to Become a 6th Upholder!

AQW is coming up on another birthday! That's means starting TODAY, we are once again offering the chance to become an AQW Upholder!*

What does a 6th Upholder get?

As a 6th Upholder, you shall receive:

  • New Class: Sentinel Class! (Get the skills breakdown here!)
  • Rare: Doom Star Sword
  • Rare: Brilliant Star Sword
  • 6th Upholder Character Page Badge
  • Infinite bragging rights

Once you become a 6th Upholder, you can easily access these Items in your Book of Lore by clicking your 6th Upholder Badge icon in the Badges tab.

Chaos Finale Saga Updates

The main map-building focus this week has been on finishing up the permanent version of the entire Chaos Saga finale (from MountDoomSkull to the final battle). These new maps will have all bugs fixed and include a much smoother progression. Anyone who had issues with the current finale releases should go back to Mount Doomskull and begin the finale storyline once more with the cleaner progression.

Reens had a herculean task but almost entirely-recoded ALL of the releases in just under 2 weeks.  Testers are throwing themselves at that all weekend long to catch issues. Once these changes to live early next week, we will put the new maps live (and remove the rares shops). 


Tags: Alina

 

Zereldo's Post Maker

October 02, 2014

Sentinel Class Breakdown

Class Breakdown Day!

Hey everyone it’s Zereldo here and today I’m going to be talking to you about the Sentinel Class (while borrowing Alina’s face again). You’ll have to be an Upholder to get the Sentinel Class.


How do I become a 6th Upholder?

All that we ask is that you help support AQW the game undergoes its exciting rebirth!

More Details!

Here are some other things about the class that you will probably want to know about the Sentinel Class.

  • It releases on the 3rd of October (on release day).
  • Sentinel Class will available to ALL Upholders AND Founders. (Yes that means Founders, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and all future upholders).
  • As long as you have either a Founder or Upholder badge you will be able to buy the class from the Book of Lore whenever you want to.
  • There are NOT 7 versions of this class. There is ONLY ONE version that will be available in all the stores.
  • Sentinel Class will be Adventure Coin tagged and non member. 
  • As well as the class there are other accessories (including an armor only version) that you will be able to buy to match the armor.
  • There WILL NOT be a 2000 Adventure Coin shortcut to get this class.

Just Before I Begin

A special thanks goes to Arklen for coding this class. We spent many hours together working through weird bugs and having to change aspects of the class entirely. He is new to coding classes and I am new to designing them. Having to create it together was a bit of of an adventure. So make sure you give him a huge thank you.

Sentinel Class Breakdown!

Sentinels are powerful and elite defenders of Lore.

For Mana Regen: Sentinels gain mana from all hits landed in combat,and especially on crits. The amount depends on damage relative to *their own* HP total.

For Stats and Enhancements: Sentinels favour Strength, Endurance and Dexterity, and probably like to add a bit of luck to spice up their day.


Auto Attack

2 second cooldown.

A basic attack, taught to all adventurers.

You’ve seen this before on many classes. It needs no further explanation.

Rank 1: Sentinel’s Strike

15 mana, 5 second cooldown.

A strong and reliable attack used by Sentinels that deals moderate damage to your opponent.

This move only has one purpose and that is sustained damage. It has no fancy auras or effects, but does its job well.

Rank 2: Active Endurance

15 Mana, 8 second cooldown.

An attack that deals light damage but also heals you for a small amount. The lower YOUR health the larger the heal.

This heal will not suddenly bring you back up to full health, but it will keep you fighting for longer. It’s purpose is to increase survivability, but you will still have to be careful with it and pick your battles wisely. It also does a small amount of damage just to be nice.

Rank 3: Adrenaline Rush

20 Mana, 22 second cooldown.

You unleash a burst of strength and speed which applies Adrenaline Rush increasing your damage output by 50% and haste by 30% for 8 seconds. You also suffer from Self Disregard which applies a DoT on yourself.

This is the move Sentinel Class revolves around. The numbers are pretty staggering, a 50% damage boost combined with a 30% haste boost. You’re looking at increased damage and being able to use your moves more often for 8 seconds. However with all this power there does come a cost (not just in Mana). It does apply a reasonably powered DoT onto YOU.

This is your high risk, high reward move. It won’t kill you unless you manage yourself poorly, but it will put you at a disadvantage because your heal will not be able to keep up with the increased damage you are taking. You can always nullify the DoT by bringing a friend with a strong heal though. It won’t make that much of a different to Active Endurance, but you should notice a nice increase to your damage output for Sentinel’s Strike.

Rank 4: Streamline Armor & War Veteran

Increases dodge rate by 8%

Strength increased by 15%

This makes you a little more powerful and a little harder to hit. WIth any luck you’ll be dodging while you take your self DoT, and your 50% damage buff will mean a little bit more damage.

Rank 5: Demolish

35 mana, 15 second cooldown.

You perform a single strike for massive damage that also applies Disempower which reduces your opponent's chance to critical hit by 25% for 5 seconds.

Here is your nuke, but it is no ordinary nuke, it is your anti-nuke nuke. It does a nice amount of damage in it’s own right, especially when paired with Adrenaline Rush. It gets even better when you factor in Disempower because you have the capability of seriously reducing the potential damage of your opponent's nukes and other attacks. Their luck won’t help them now.

But Zereldo, where is the Rank 10 Passive?

Good observation player voice from the forums and various forms of social media. You may have noticed that Beastmaster, Naval Commander and Sentinel Classes all have no listed rank 10 passives. Unfortunately we can’t do rank 10 passives at the moment, BUT when we can do rank 10 passives we will come back to these classes and assign some. You’ll just have to be patient. If we could give you a rank 10 passive we would.

Final Thoughts

Overall this class does have an element of risk to it. Your MP regeneration and health regain are both most effective when your health is lowest and to unleash your best damage, you suffer from a DoT. While this class can perform on its own, it is best in team situations where you have a good healer allowing you to constantly use Adrenaline Rush to deal massive damage.

You can always button mash with this class, but for the best results you are going to have to use some thinking and strategy.


Tags: Alina

 

October 02, 2014

Log Into AQW with One Click

Log in to AQWorlds Using Facebook Connect!

We are very excited to introduce the new Facebook Connect login system for AQWorlds! For the past several months, we've been building and testing a new, easier and more secure way to log into your AQW account using your existing Facebook account, and I've got to say, it is really nice! (Artix REALLY loves it; you can tell from his video!)

Log in and play with ONE click!

Once you link your AQWorlds account to a Facebook account, you can log into the game with one click using the "Connect with Facebook" button!

Linking your AQW account to your Facebook account is optional but does bring extra benefits. By connecting through Facebook, you:

  • Keep your AQW account information private, and more secure
  • Can log into your AQWorlds account with one click
  • Have one less password to remember (as you'll use your Facebook information to log in)
  • Prove that you're 13 or older, which unlocks the ability to use the chat-enabled servers

We will never post to your Facebook page without your permission (that means no random spam).

Linking Your AQWorlds Account

  1. Head to the login screen and click the "Connect with Facebook" button
  2. Enter your Facebook login information into the pop-up window and hit "Log in"
  3. Enter your AQWorlds username and password into the pop-up window and hit "Link and Play"
  4. You're logged into through Facebook!
  5. In the future, you JUST need to click "Connect with Facebook" to log in!

It takes only four steps to link your accounts!

Important Facebook Details

  1. You can link your AQWorlds account to a Facebook account from the log in screen or the Options Menu (under the account tab)
  2. You can only UNLINK your AQW account from a Facebook account from the Options Menu
  3. You can only link one AQW account to one Facebook account
  4. You can always unlink your AQW account if you no longer with to log in with Facebook


Tags: Alina

 

Reminder Ranger

September 26, 2014

Ultimate Game Cards Leaving

Use Your Ultimate Game Cards By September 30, 2014!

The last day to redeem your activated UGC codes will be September 30, 2014, so make sure you redeem your codes before then, or you will not be able to use them to unlock exclusive Legend features inside your favorite online adventure game, AdventureQuest Worlds! For more information, read Beleen's Design Notes post about it here.

Find a story with game cards near you!

* Note: Ultimatepoints left over on Ultimatepay accounts will no longer work, either.

Redeem Major Retail Gift Cards for Artix Points!

With Talk Like a Pirate Day here, this is a great time to use PayGarden to cash in any unused gift cards you've got lying around the house, because you're going to want get your land-lubbing hands on this shiny, shiny loot!

Important Information

  • No credit cards required
  • Gift card must have at least $10 USD left on it
  • Works with US stores only

Check out all the info on Paygarden and redeeming gift cards here!


Tags: Alina

 

Excitement Maker

October 01, 2014

Become a 6th Upholder

Support AQWorlds and Become a Legend!

AQW is coming up on another birthday! That's means starting TODAY, we are once again offering the chance to become an AQW Upholder!*

* The same way that the Founders got their chance at the birth of the game and the way 1st Upholders got their chance five years ago, 2nd Upholders got the chance four years ago, 3rd Upholders got the chance three years ago, 4th Upholders got their chance two years ago, and 5th upholders got their chance last year at this time)

What is an Upholder?

Six years ago, AdventureQuest Worlds went live and players jumped at the chance to become the first Members of AQW. These lucky, early supporters of the game became the game's Founders. Now, we are celebrating AQW's 6th birthday and offering YOU the chance to join the AQW Founders by becoming a 6th Upholder!

The first six years have been awesome, but you have not seen anything yet. The Chaos Saga changed everything and SOON AdventureQuest Worlds will reawaken to find that the last six years were just training for the REAL battles ahead. BIG changes are coming and AQW is being REBORN!

What does a 6th Upholder get?

As a 6th Upholder, you shall receive:

  • New Class: Sentinel Class!*
  • Rare: Doom Star Sword
  • Rare: Brilliant Star Sword
  • 6th Upholder Character Page Badge
  • Infinite bragging rights

Once you become a 6th Upholder, you can easily access these Items in your Book of Lore by clicking your 6th Upholder Badge icon in the Badges tab.

* The Sentinel Class will be available for ALL previous Upholders and Founders as our way of saying thanks for supporting us in the past!

How do I become a 6th Upholder?

All that we ask is that you help support AQW the game undergoes its exciting rebirth!

Please note that only Upgraded Legend Memberships count toward 6th Upholder.

Want to know if you're already an Upholder?

That's easy! Just click the Manage Account link on the left under the ACCOUNT section. As soon as you sign in you'll see when your membership expires. Here's mine:

Cool! When Do I Get My Upholder Gear?

6th Upholder badges and Star Swords will be awarded as you log in, starting October 1st! You will find your 6th Upholder Badge in your Book of Lore in the Other Badges tab. The Sentinel Class and Armor (with color-custom accessories) will arrive in your badge shop this Friday, October 3rd!

Only Memberships Count?

Yes. You can use Artix Points on the Portal site or any method in AQW to upgrade, but it MUST be an AQW Membership. AdventureCoins DO NOT COUNT TOWARD 6th Upholder.

PkerSlayer and video game friends with Star Swords

Your Support Makes AQWorlds Possible!

Thank you so much for helping us make AQWorlds! Without you, we couldn't make this game, or allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy it for free. We couldn't keep AQWorlds running without every single upgrade and AC that you buy. Nearly every penny you spend goes back into the game.

Though some people prefer buying AdventureCoins and others prefer upgrading, anyone who spends real money on this game deserves to get as much as we can give them, because without their support... there wouldn't BE an AQWorlds for everyone to play!

You may not know this but AQW (like all AE games) is ENTIRELY supported by the players. We have no financial backers and nobody owns stock in the company. Clicking on ads and doing AExtras offers does bring in some money, but not nearly enough to keep AQWorlds free for everyone to enjoy. 

That's why we continue to reward the AQWorlds' Founders, who supported us in the very beginning. To make sure they know how much we appreciate that, we are continuing to give them free gear each year! 

Thank you for battling alongside us, and for sharing your ideas and love of AQWorlds with us. You truly are the best gaming community on the internet, and I am genuinely grateful for all of you. /bow Thank you for the first 6 years of AQWorlds, and here's to another 5 years, 10 years, and beyond! 


Tags: Alina

 

Loot Maker

September 22, 2014

Talk Like a Pirate Week, Pt 2

Yarrrrrr You Ready for Piratical Plunder?!

Yarrrr! Deep Terror is rising across the world of Lore as Naval Commanders prepare to clash in a seabattle against the Pirates... and they aren’t content to keep the battle abovewater! Defeat the Dread Fleet, or face death from below! And the town of Lolosia is the prize!

Quibble Arrrrrives in Lolosia!

Talk to Quibble Coinbiter in Battleon to access his shop full of piratical plunder from the past, present, and future... then find him in the /pirates map to begin his quests to get the Avast! character page badge!

Some o’ the best booty in all the seven seas can be found in his shop, including:

  • Naval Commander Class
  • DoomKnight Naval Commander Armor set
  • Brilliant Naval Commander Armor sets
  • Void Naval Commander
  • Void Pirate Captain 
  • And more gear (helms, blades, capes, and the Treasure Chest Bank Pet) will arrive this Friday!

Note: the fix to make the skin on the Void Commander's chest/thighs color customizable will go live later this week.

2014 Naval Commander Class

Find the seasonal rare Naval Commander Class from Quibble in Battleon and /Pirates! Everyone can get the Class for 2000 ACs, or Legends can buy a version with gold! Want to find out more info on the Class skills? Check out Zereldo's DNs here

* He has been reading your feedback on the Class skills, and revisions will come later this year to address balance issues.

2014 Naval Commander Raffle

Buy any of the 2014 Naval Commander armors or Class for a chance to win the 2015 Paragon Naval Commander!


Paragon Naval Commander

The Paragon Naval Commander armor is one of NEXT YEAR's Naval Commander armors, but for a full year (until the armor is added to the 2015 TLaPD Quibble shop), 100 lucky heroes will be the ONLY ones battling with gear from the future**! And as an added bonus to our Legends, for each month of membership you have, you'll get another chance to win!

* Example: if you have 12 months of membership left, and you buy the DoomKnight Naval Commander Armor, you'll be entered into the raffle 13 times.
** When next year rolls around, we will change the winners' armor slightly, (gilding? Cutlass cape? We'll preview this art soon) to show that this was a time-traveling armor set.

Brilliant Naval Commander

(Eye)Patch Notes For 9/22/14

  • The Purified Deep Terror Blade has been added to Lucia's quest in /Pirates
  • The Waves of Wrath shop has been added to Thalyssa in /Pirates
  • The Avast quest chain has been added to Quibble in /Pirates
  • The Pirate Class quest chain and shop have been added to Elisa in /Pirates
  • The Ravenloss War meter has been removed
  • The refund for the 800 AC quibble capes has been applied if you bought them on Friday

Still to come

  • Today: Design Notes detailing the super-secret feature release... that SHOULD release Friday if all goes well!
  • This week: the skin on the Void Pirate Captain hands will turn color-custom this week. The "all-black" chest skin on the Void Naval Commander will become CC.
  • Friday: The seasonal rare naval top hats will return later this week. They will not be tagged, and will only be available during the TLAPD event each year.
  • Friday: Memet's Retro Pirate armors will drop from the boss monsters this week!


Tags: Alina

 

September 27, 2014

Achievement Tracker Is LIVE

The more you play, the more rewards you'll unlock!

Every time you log into AQWorlds, you've got some goal - whether it's to meet up and battle alongside your friends, rank up your class, or finish that last Chaos Lord Saga - and the sense of satisfaction when you accomplish that goal is one of the best things about playing AQW! But if you think you've done everything inside AQW and gotten all the best gear... guess again!

We've made 45 new badges with 150+ all-new reward items for you to unlock, and the Achievment Tracker will let you more easily display those accomplishments to your friends and show you new goals to strive for. 

Achievement Tracker Details

  • 3 different achievement categories: 45 badges and 150+ items
  • Sagas Completed: tracks which of the main storyline sagas you've finished
  • Time Played: tracks how old your account is (1 week, 1 year, 5 years, etc)
  • Loyalty: tracks the support our Legends and AC buyers have contributed
  • Privacy setting: choose to hide or display your achievements to the world
  • Permanent rewards: some of these rewards may take a while to unlock, but don't worry... they will never leave, so you can keep battling towards your goal!

And the best news: ALL of the progress you've ever made count towards the Achievement Tracker! So on Friday, be sure to check your Book of Lore to get all of the gear you've automatically unlocked!

How to unlock your rewards:

  1. Once you see an achievement unlocked on your Tracker, head in-game
  2. Open up your Book of Lore and go into the Achievements tab
  3. Scroll through your badges until you find your new badge and its shop
  4. Open the shop and get all the gear (0 ACs for free storage!)

Sagas Completed

Keep track of the main sagas in the 13 Lords of Chaos that you've completed! Grey badges mean you have yet to unlock the shop. Colored badges mean you can head in-game and find the reward shop in your Book of Lore!

Story Achievements mock up

  • Prologue: Ascended Avatar's Blade
  • Shadowfall: Shadow's Fang Gear
  • Chiral Valley: Phoenix Hunter Set
  • Dwarfhold: Mountain's Heart Gear
  • Yokai: Amethyst Enchantment Gear
  • Darkovia: Sapphire Enchantment Gear
  • Mythsong: Rockstar Armor
  • Arcangrove: Arcana Invoker
  • Sandsea: Sun's Tear Gear
  • Bloodtusk: Horcs Master Phoenix Hunter Set
  • Bloodtusk: TrollsElite Phoenix Hunter Set
  • The Span: Ruler of the Deep Set
  • Thunderforge: Blood Summoner Set
  • Swordhaven: Cyber Ruler Set
  • Mirror Realm: Mirror Daimyo Pet
  • Chaos Realm: Lore's Champion Set

Time Played 

Keep track of how old your account is... the longer you've been with us, the more rewards you get! Grey badges mean you have yet to unlock the shop. Colored badges mean you can head in-game and find the reward shop in your Book of Lore!

Time Played mockup

  • 1 week: Ornate Blade of Light
  • 1 month: Hunter's Gear
  • 3 months: Vasalkar's Champion Set
  • 6 months: Emerald Emperor's General Set
  • 12 months: Beastmaster Ravager 
  • 15 months: DoomKnight Battlemage Set
  • 2 years: Doomknight Shadowmage Set
  • 3 years: Prismatic Laser Set
  • 4 years: Bright Amadis Set
  • 5 years: Cyber Dreadhaven General Set
  • 6 years: Gravelyn's Champion Set

Loyalty 

The heroes who support the game by purchasing memberships and AdventureCoins are the lifeblood of AQWorlds! Without them, we could not keep the servers running or so much of the game available to anyone who wants to sign up and play. To thank them, we have several inventories' full of exclusive gear!

Each of the items in the Loyalty Achievement category come with a bonus, special item animation... or both as our way of saying THANKS! 

What counts for the totals?

  • Each month of membership you've purchased (total time purchased, not used)
  • ACs included in membership packages you've purchased
  • The 5k bonus AC add-on you can choose to add to membership packages
  • Any regular AC packages you've purchased
  • ACs earned through doing AExtras offers

  • 1 month: Gandolphin Pet
  • 2 months: Ultimate Flame Katana
  • 3 months: Celestial Paladin Set
  • 6 months: Illusionist Set 
  • 9 months: Phoenix Armor
  • 12 months: Elite Asgardian Set
  • 15 months: Bitterblade Rogue Set
  • 2 years: Chaos Watcher Armor
  • 3 years: DragonSlayer Inquisitor Set
  • 4 years: Jade Dragon Mage Set
  • 5 years: Toxic Flame Biker Morph and house item*

* Morph armor will arrive in-game the next time we roll the new engine. Until then, enjoy parking your bike outside your house!

  • 500 ACs: Floating Matrix Conduit Katana pet
  • 2000 ACs: Blazing Chaos Gear
  • 12000 ACs: Overclocked Techsuit Set
  • 25000 ACs: Noxious Symbiote Armor
  • 50000 ACs: Toxic Symbiote Armor
  • 100,000 ACs: Necromancer Rising Set
  • 200,000 ACs: Platinum GryphonRider Set

 

Post-release updates:

  • The 9 Months Upgrade Loyalty badge and shop are in-game
  • The Void Tricorn and Tricorn Locks are in Quibble's Shop
  • Unbuyable items are now purchaseable
  • The Matrix Conduit Katana is a pet, not a sword
  • The 200k AC Loyalty badge is not visible on the web page but the badge and shop are available in-game
  • The Void Naval Commander chest skill will become color-custom on Monday (the delay is due to an unexpected illness on my part, and I apologize for that! Memet will get that fixed for you guys ASAP.)
  • Talk to Barnaby in /pirates to get the TLaPD seasonal tophats! They will be available for a few weeks, until they return next Talk Like a Pirate Day.
  • Talk to Swindle in /tercessuinotlim if you have the Toxic Fiend armor to begin the Toxic Fiend Helm quest
  • Find the Pink DragonSlayer armor in /beleensdream shop

If you don't see the above changes, please log out, clear your cache, refresh your browser, and log back in.


Tags: Alina

 

Yarrrr Maker

September 19, 2014

Talk Like a Pirate This Weekend

Naval Commander vs Pirates Deep Terror War!

Yarrrr! Deep Terror is rising across the world of Lore as Naval Commanders prepare to clash in a seabattle against the Pirates... and they aren’t content to keep the battle abovewater! Defeat the Dread Fleet, or face death from below! And the town of Lolosia is the prize!

  • Quibble arrives with all new loot!
  • Choose to fight for or against the Dread Pirate Fleet in the Deep Terror War!
  • Explore Lolosia and the lands beyond as you search for hidden treasure!
  • Enter the Naval Commander raffle to win one of 100 Naval Commander 2015 armors! Buy either the DoomKnight or Brilliant Naval Commander for a chance to win. 
  • 2015 Naval Commander Original Design contest begins Friday! (One winner's design will be created for next year's Talk Like a Pirate Day event!)

Quibble Arrrrrives with Pirate Gear!

As Beleen says, "Pirates be lovin’ some booty! And ye too can plunder yer loot from Quibble’s Treasure Chest now that he's made landfall in Battleon. Quibble Coinbiter, our time-traveling sales-moglin, has brought piratal loot from the past, present, and future to sell to you... for a price!

Some o’ thee best booty in all the seven seas includes:

  • Naval Commander Class
  • DoomKnight Naval Commander Armor set
  • Brilliant Naval Commander Armor sets
  • Void Naval Commander
  • Void Pirate Captain 
  • And more

2014 Naval Commander Class

When you're sailing the high seas with a crew of rough-and-ready sailors, you need to command RESPECT... and we've got just what you need to do that: an entirely new class, the Naval Commander!With skills designed by Zereldo and art by Laken, this Class will return each year in our Talk Like a Pirate Day Quibble shop! Everyone can get the Class for 2000 ACs, or Legends can buy a version with gold!

Originally intended for release as a Naval Commander armor in 2015, with so much excitement building over the art, and to make the NC Class stand out on its own, Laken's High Seas Explorer has become the new Naval Commander Class! /cheer

2014 Naval Commander Raffle

Buy any of the 2014 Naval Commander armors or Class for a chance to win the Paragon Naval Commander!

The Paragon Naval Commander armor is one of NEXT YEAR's Naval Commander armors, but for a full year (until the armor is added to the 2015 TLaPD Quibble shop), 100 lucky heroes will be the ONLY ones battling with gear from the future**! And as an added bonus to our Legends, for each month of membership you have, you'll get another chance to win!

Example: if you have 12 months of membership left, and you buy the DoomKnight Naval Commander Armor, you'll be entered into the raffle 13 times.
** When next year rolls around, we will change the winners' armor slightly, (gilding? Cutlass cape? We'll preview this art soon) to show that this was a time-traveling armor set.

Treasure Hunt in Lolosia

If you have Dage's Deep Terror Blade, talk to Lucia in Lolosia (/join pirates)to begin a daily quest to its five exclusive prizes! The quest will be around forever... but you can only complete it once a day!*

  • Platinum Trobble Pet 
  • Color Custom Ultra Cutlass 
  • BrutalCorn Pirate Helm
  • Purified Deep Terror Blade (coming Monday!)
  • Dual Deep Terror Blades

DoomKnight Naval Commander

* Originally planned to award one prize per day, this changed to having the quest permanently available so that you could farm for all the gear whenever you have time! There is a chance for any of the 5 rewards to drop each time you complete the quest.

Other activities and shops available in Lolosia:

  • Complete Captain Rhubarb’s quiz to prove you are not a spy (Beware: if you answer incorrectly, you’ll be tossed overboard into battle!) 
  • Preen's Piratical Pets, where Legends can find a stable full of pets to choose from. 
  • Barnacle's Bandana Shop, where next week, all wanderers can find headgear themed on our most popular piratical armors of yesteryear... if you've got the dubloons to grab'em! 

2015 Naval Commander Design Contest

The Naval Commander armor that arrives each year with Talk Like a Pirate Day is one of our most popular designs. This year, we're hosting a contest to choose one of next year's themes! Design an original Naval Commander armor set for a chance to have it added in-game next year, and receive:

  • A free version of your winning Naval Commander armor next year
  • An exclusive, 0 AC Trobble pet themed on your design THIS year
  • 1000 AdventureCoins

As with all contests, we reserve the right to award those who go above and beyond! Stay tuned for more details early this week.

Brilliant Naval Commander

Talk Like a Pirate Week... Part 2 Next Week!

As we prepare for a HUGE release full of gear for all players (details coming Monday), we are also getting ready for the end of the Naval Commander vs Pirates war, exclusive boss drops, and more accessories coming to Quibble's shop!


Tags: Alina

 

September 19, 2014

Lore's Piratical Haberdashers

Barnaby's Bandanas by Blade

Tomorrow night, talk to Barnaby in Lolosia (/join pirates) to find his High Seas Helm Shop! You'll need to battle the monsters in this weekend's war to get the merge resources to create these bandanical beauties!

Barnaby's BOOTY-cal Top Hats by Boxer502

Barnaby's got a special story for you guys... and it's all about Boxer502! This heroic haberdasher is a regular player with an irregularly-awesome obsession with helms! Tophat-styled helms, to be specific. For the last couple years, Boxer has flooded our twitter accounts with some of the coolest, craziest tophat adaptations of our gear.

This year, we paired his suggestions with Blade, one of AQW's haberdasheriest (it's a word now, go with it) artists to create the gloriousness you see above. These, too, will be free for ALL players... as long as you battle for the merge items to create them!

In addition, Barnaby will also stock the seasonal rare Legend-only merge shop tophats from Boxer that released LAST year!


Tags: Alina

 

Preview Maker

September 18, 2014

Quibble's Pirate Preview

Quibble Coinbiter Returns This Weekend!

Tomorrow night, log in for the 2014 Talk Like a Pirate Day Quibble shop! We've got a LOT in store, so let's get right down to the news you're waiting for: WHAT will the shop include?!

Four Piratical Sets!

Some of the most popular gear in AQW, the Naval Commander armors will let you look your best while beating the worst bosses we can throw at you... perfect for scoring the greatest loot and the best booty in-game! And this year we've got something completely NEW - the Naval Commander CLASS!

  • Naval Commander Class
  • Dual Explorer Pistols
  • Explorer's Boomstick
  • Bearded Captain's Tricorn
  • Explorer Lass' Tricorn

  • DoomKnight Naval Commander 
  • DoomKnight Tricorn
  • DoomKnight Locks
  • ShadowKnight Tricorn 
  • ShadowKnight Locks
  • DoomKnight Naval Cape 
  • DoomKnight NavalCapeSwords
  • DoomKnight Naval Sword 

  • Brilliant Naval Commander
  • Dual Brilliant Cutlasses
  • Brilliant Cutlass 
  • Brilliant Backblades
  • Brilliant Shoulder Parrot Cape
  • Goldbones Parrot Cape
  • Golden Parrot Cape
  • Brilliant Parrot Pet
  • Brilliant Parrot Pet
  • Brilliant Eyepatch
  • Brilliant Tricorn Locks
  • Brilliant Windswept Tricorn
  • Brilliant Naval Tricorn 
  • Brilliant Captain's Hat 
  • Brilliant Captain's Locks

  • Void Pirate Captain 
  • Void Naval Commander
  • Fiery VoidPirate Plait
  • Icy VoidPirate Plait 
  • Fiery VoidPirate Helm 
  • Icy VoidPirate Helm 
  • VoidPirate Captain Cutlass
  • VoidPirate Captain Armaments
  • VoidPirate Captain Gun
  • Crossed Void Cutlasses Cape


Tags: Alina

 

Prism Maker

September 18, 2014

Silver Sun Cutlass Hunt

The Last of the Silver Sun Treasure is Now Here!

Yarrrr! Talk Like a Pirate Day be almost upon us, and that means it's time to hunt for TREASURE! Talk to Esprit d'Cour in Battleon to begin the tunt for the color-customizable Silver Sun Cutlass! Use the map to find the area in-game to hunt through... then prepare to battle ALL the monsters to see which ones drops it! 

Our Talk Like a Pirate Day release arrives TOMORROW NIGHT, and the Silver Sun Cutlass will go rare until next year... But you'll be able to

  • Battle through the Deep Terror: Naval Commanders vs Pirate War 
  • Convince Captain Rhubarb you're not a spy in our quiz minigame 
  • Explore the expansion to Lolosia and 
  • Talk to Quibble for all his new Naval gear!


Tags: Alina

 

Hunt Maker

September 17, 2014

Silver Sun Pistol Treasure Hunt

Log in this each day this week for new treasure!

Yarrrr! Talk Like a Pirate Day be almost upon us, and that means it's time to hunt for TREASURE! Talk to Esprit d'Cour in Battleon to begin the tunt for the Silver Sun Pistol! Use the map to find the area in-game to hunt through... then prepare to battle ALL the monsters to see which ones drops it! 

A new item will release in a new area of the map tomorrow so you can hunt for the third of Esprit's treasure chests. This is a great way to train up your class as we prepare for the Deep Terror war between the Naval Commanders and Pirates this Friday!


Tags: Alina

 

Dubloon Maker

September 17, 2014

Naval Commander Skills

Yarrrr... this be the Class Info Ye Are Huntin' For!

Hey, everyone! Zereldo here, and today I’m going to be talking to you about* the Naval Commander Class, coming this Friday in the COOLEST Talk Like a Pirate Day release we've ever done!** 

It be the best holiday on the high seas!

Lots of Important Details!

Here are a few basic things about the class that you defiitely want to know.

  • The class releases this Friday, during our International Talk like a Pirate Day release.** 
  • This class is available for 2000 ACs OR if you have an upgraded account, you can buy it for gold.
  • This class is only available for a limited time around Talk Like a Pirate Day, but will return each year for Talk Like a Pirate Day as seasonal rare. It will not have a year tag. The current plan is that the same version (with the same art) is made available each year.
  • The Naval Commander Class is a seasonal rare, which means it will only be available during our Talk Like a Pirate Day each year. (We will announce the leave date soon!)

Naval Commander Class Skills Breakdown!

A Naval Commander is the leader of their crew. Although they can fight as an individual they work best when they fight alongside their crew. What this means for you is that for each additional person in your party the damage output of your Naval Commander class will increase. This works just like the Paladin High Lord and DoomKnight Overlord Classes for those of you who want an example.

Naval Commanders regenerate mana in the same way that warriors regen Mana. What this effectively means is, Naval Commanders gain mana when they:

  • Strike an enemy in combat (More effective on crits)
  • Are struck by an enemy in combat

Now that we have the basics of how it works out of the way we can move onto the moves.

Auto Attack

2 second cooldown.

A basic attack, taught to all adventurers.

You’ve seen this before on many classes. It needs no further explanation.

Rank 1: Strike'n'Parry

15 mana, 3 second cooldown.

A strike dealing light damage (Damage is increased by the number of people in the party) that forces the target attack you for 8 seconds and decreases the target's chance to hit by 25% for 6 seconds.

As a leader you need to know when to take one for the team. This moves lets you draw attention away from your crew and forces the monster to attack you, but seeing as you are a strong intimidating leader your opponent is less likely to hit you.

This is great for when your friend is about to die, but nobody can heal him just yet, or just for reducing total damage being taken in general. The attack is not great, doing only light damage, but it does get more powerful with the party buff.

Rank 2: Flintlock Barrage

20 Mana, 6 second cooldown.

A strike dealing moderate damage to multiple targets. (Damage is increased by the number of people in the party) All targets hit suffer a haste reduction of 20% for 4 seconds.

This is your dependable damage move and it attacks 4 targets at once. Of all your moves you will probably be using this one the most. With 4 enemies attacking you, you’ll really want to make sure you’re in a team that has your back. The move does help out your team a little by slowing down your opponents’ attack speed. With a full party this turns into nice constant AoE damage.

Rank 3: Commander's Rally

25 Mana, 12 second cooldown.

The presence of the captain inspires everyone in battle. Gives an AoE HoT (healing power increased by the number of people in the party) and increases the target's chance to dodge by 30% for 8 seconds.

Things don’t always go your way in battle. As a leader you need to be be able to inspire your crew to keep fighting even when the odds are not in your favour. Your heal over time is not particularly potent, but it does effect 6 players. This is the sort of move you really want to be in a party to make useful.

The true strength of this movie lies in the dodge buff it gives you. This dodge buff ONLY affects the caster. You can’t give the dodge boost to anyone else except yourself.

This is a really good move to use in combination with your first move since both effectively reduce your targets chance to hit you. You’re basically taking damage off your team mates without having to sacrifice much of your own HP at all.

Rank 4: Broadside Blast and Gust of Wind

  • Crit chance is increased by 10%
  • Increases dodge rate by 8%

These passives are self explanatory. You crit more and get hit less. Because you are using the Warrior regen model, you’ll crit more often and gain more MP in that sense. That said, you will also be dodging more often and so your opponents will not be hitting you as often or restoring as much MP that way.

Rank 5: Flintlock Fury

35 mana, 15 second cooldown.

Deals a large amount of AoE damage to it’s targets. (Damage increased by the number of people in the party). It also has a 50% chance to stun opponents for 3 seconds.

This is effectively your nuke. It deals the largest damage out of all the moves, attacks up to 4 targets, and as you would expect, becomes more powerful the more people are in your party. Because the cooldown takes a while, it’s a sudden burst of damage as opposed to something you depend on. But if you time it right it can make all the difference, especially with that 50% chance to stun your opponents.

Final thoughts

After playing around with this class, I would say it performs best as a strategic addition to any group, especially while in a full party. You’ll want either Fighter Enhancements, Luck Enhancements, or a mixture of both. You can use it for support or tanking in a limited capacity.  With a full party it can even function as a farming class.

When you take a close look you’ll realise that all 4 moves, and the second passive, either slow your enemies, reduce their chances to hit you, or outright stop damage hitting you. This may seem good, but with the warrior regen model what this effectively means is that MP regen from enemies attacking you is significantly reduced.

You’ll have to plan your moves carefully to avoid running out of mana, or use the Mana Vamp enhancement. Spiral Carve or Health Vamp would also be useful.

A couple of final thoughts to leave you with. I might have another surprise ready soon but we’ll have to see. That, and I am already working on my next class which has not yet been announced. Have fun guessing.

* This is how I normally start my videos. It seems weird to type it instead of saying it. Don’t look at me that way… I thought it was funny.

** I’ve been part of the AE team testing releases for about 6 months now, but I have recently started designing classes. This is my first class design and I’ve had a lot of fun making and testing it. Making a class is something I have dreamed of doing since day one of the Beta and it’s amazing to be able to share this class with all of you. If you know me in game, you’ll know that 99% of the time I’m wearing the original Naval Commander armor, so you can imagine how excited I am to make a Naval Commander themed class.

*** For those of you who don’t know, International Talk like a Pirate Day is September 19th every year. It just so happens that this year it is also on release day and we can actually have these items available on the exact day.


Tags: Alina

 

Map Maker

September 16, 2014

Hunt for the Silver Sun Treasure

Log in this each day this week for new treasure!

Yarrrr! Talk Like a Pirate Day be almost upon us, and that means it's time to hunt for TREASURE! Talk to Esprit d'Cour in Battleon to begin the tunt for the Silver Sun treasure gear! Use the map to find the area in-game to hunt through... then prepare to battle ALL the monsters to see which ones drops it! 

A new item will release in a new area of the map tomorrow, and then on Thursday, you can hunt for the third of Esprit's treasure chests. This is a great way to train up your class as we prepare for the Deep Terror war between the Naval Commanders and Pirates this Friday!


Tags: Alina Talk Like a Pirate Treasure Hunt

 

Reminder Maker

September 30, 2014

Gear Leaving Dates

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!

Quibble's TLaPD Shop Leaves Monday

Quibble will depart Lolosia on Monday, October 6th, and won't return until December! Don't miss your last chance to get his time-traveling loot!

Other Shops and Gear Going Rare

These other shops and items will ALSO leave game soon:

Friday, October 3rd (all shops in your game menu)

  • Summer Shop
  • Aranx's Bday Shop 
  • Blockbuster Battle Shop 
  • Brasil Independance Day Shop 

Monday, October 6th

  • Nulgath Rares (In Game Menu)
  • The Infernal Grim Stalker Set (Drops from Dreadfiend of Nulgath in /underworld)
  • The Infernal Warrior Set (In the Doom Merge shop in the game menu, and /airstorm)
  • Dage's Collaboration Shop 

Friday, October 10th

  • The Evolved Paragon Set (In Dage's Legion Token Shop in /underworld)

Chaos Saga Bug Fixes Update

Reens is about 50% done rebuilding the entire Chaos Saga finale so that we can release its permanent, static version (so that all future heroes to play through the event, too). These changes will fix the quest progression issues that have prevented many players from finishing the finale. The Rares shops and drops in these maps will leave when we release this new version of the event (right now, that is looking like later this week or early next, depending on testing).


Tags: Alina

 
 


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