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September 18, 2014

Arr Ye Ready?

How to Talk Like a Pirate

Ahoy me matey! Friday be jus’ over the horizon, ‘nd that means International Talk Like A Pirate Day be here!

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Aye yes, and ye best be ready too, ‘cause we pirates don’t take too kindly to lilly livered landlubbers. But fret not, sailor—ye be in luck, ‘cause me ‘nd me AQW Crew has a lil’ lessen for ye in the way o' the Pirate. Yaaaar!

There be Rules, Sailor: Pirate 101

Thee first thing ye need to know ‘bout becomin’ a pirate is ye gatta believe yer a pirate! If ye don’t truly believe ye be a Swashbuckler, then aint no one else ganna be bamboozled! Set ye deadlights on these steps:

  1. Brilliant naval commanderPirates don’t be good at speakin’. We be mutterin’ most o’ our words. Best get used to it, matey!
  2. Ye gatta run ye words togeth’r. Ye gatta slur. Don’t be usin’ no proper sentences, either!
  3. If ye still got both ye hands, use a motherload o’ gestures. Movin’ ye hands about when ye speak be key to a pirate’s life. It also be good fer protectin’ against Carpal Tunnel!
  4. Pirates be loud ‘nd lusty ‘nd brash. Thee louder ye be, THEE SMART’R YE SOUND!!!
  5. Never say “you” or “your” unless ye wishes to walk the plank. It be “ye” an’ “yer” in the Pirate’s life! Savvy?
  6. Oh, ‘nd it be “me” and not no “I” or “mine”! Fer example, “that be me booty, ye no good two toothed thievin’ scallywag!”
  7. Drop the “g” after words endin’ in “ing”. There be no need fer that “g” after many words, like goin’, and fightin’, and fishin’, and swimmin’!
  8. Make up words if ye have to! We pirates don’t be mindin’ a wee bit o’ hornswaggling!
  9. Pirates be superstitious folk. Never leave port without ye good luck charm, or there be mighty a dire consequence! Me never leaves me home base without me lucky pink skull pendant!

Swanky Pirate Lingo: Pirate 102

Below be a list o’ the best pirate-speak in all thee seven seas! Best practice these phrases, ‘nd ye then be ready fer Talk Like A Pirate Day on September 19!

  • All hands on deck! – A cry that calls for immediate action.naval commander class
  • Ahoy! – A general greeting, meaning "Hello!"
  • Arrr! – A pirate’s most commonly used word that has no solid definition.
  • Avast! – A cry that generally means “Stop and give attention.” Can also mean "Whoa!” or "Check it out" or "No way!"
  • Aye! - "Yes!"
  • Belay - To immediately cease or stop.
  • Booty - Anything of value that a pirate can plunder.
  • Cat’o’Nine Tails – A whip made up of nine knotted ropes.
  • Crow’s Nest – A lookout point at the top of the tallest mast on a ship.
  • Cutlass – A curved sword, favored by many sailors.
  • Davy Jones' Locker – Technically means the bottom of the sea. It is also where the souls of drowned pirates go. 
  • Grog – A pirate’s beverage of choice. 
  • Hoist the Colors! –To raise the Pirate flag before attacking.
  • Hearties –Shipmates and friends.
  • Hornswaggle—To cheat or to lie.
  • Lad—A name for a young gentleman.
  • Lass - A name for a young woman, usually more polite.
  • Lubber or landlubber—A name give to those who prefer land over the sea.
  • Motherload –A term for a very large amount of booty or treasure. void pirate captain talk like a pirate day
  • Salt or Old Salt—The name given to veteran Sailors. Also used to enhance the flavor of food.
  • Savvy – Meaning to understand or “okay”.
  • Smartly – To do or to perform something quickly.
  • Scurvy –A common condition of sailors who go too long without eating fruits and vegetables.
  • Shiver me timbers! –"Well, I'll be" or "What a surprise!" 
  • Swag—The common term for riches and/or gold.
  • Walk the plank – To be forced to walk the length of a plank that has been placed over the side of a ship. The outcome is not promising.

Pirate Booty ‘n Treasures: Spoils o’ the Scallywag

Pirates be lovin’ some booty! Har har har! And ye too can plunder yer loot from Quibble’s Treasure Chest makin’ landfall in Battleon this Friday, September 19, at twilight. Some o’ thee best booty in all the seven seas includes:

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  • Naval Commander Class (ye can read more ‘bout it ‘ere)
  • DoomKnight Naval Commander Armor set
  • Brilliant Naval Commander Armor sets
  • Void Pirate Captain set
  • Undead, Bright, and Fiendish Parrot Pets
  • 13+ Naval Commander bandanas (ALL sailors can get ‘em!)
  • ‘nd more treasures await to be plundered!

Ye be a savvy pirate now, that ye be. On behalf o’ the AQW Crew, ye now be ready fer Talk Like a Pirate Day! Weigh anchor, grab ye cutlass and ye captain’s hat, ‘nd don’t be forgettin’ yer trusty parrot neither! At any time ye be needin’ a smartly reminder, sail back ‘ere ‘nd get a seaworthy refresher!

Savvy, pirate?

Skulls and crossbones, Cap’n Beleen


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Seas the Day!

September 17, 2014

Dare to Share!

1,000 Shares --> Mega Spoiler Announcement

Ahoy landlubber! Talk Like a Pirate Day be nearly here, ‘nd that means BOOTY! Ye AQW crew gots a galley full o’ loot coming ye way this Friday, September 19.

Talk Like a Pirate Day event AQWorlds MMO

But even MORE booty ‘nd achievement badges be on thee horizon in an all-new game feature set to release soon. Go to thee ol’ Facebook ‘nd SHARE this picture with all ye friends!

If we get 1000 Shares in the next week, we’s shall reveal all the swanky details!

YAAAARRR! Clicky 'ere to Share!

Skulls and crossbones, Beleen! =D


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September 14, 2014

New Contest for Talk Like a Pirate Day

Design a new Naval Commander and become a Jolly Roger

Blimey! Can it be true?!?! The AQW Crew wants ye to create a new Naval Commander Armor Set for Talk Like a Pirate Day! 

Smartly there, sailor! Ye havn’t time to swing thee lead, ‘cuz this TLaPD contest only be lastin’ from today until Monday, September 22nd, 2014!


Click for larger version of reference art*

Note: you do not need to use the reference art. It exists as a guide for those who want it to compare sizing, positioning.

Motherload of Booty: Pirate Prizes

Thee Grand Prize winner will be gettin’:

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

Second Place winners be receivin’:

  • An exclusive 0 AC trobble pet
  • 500 AdventureCoins

All other winners be enjoyin’:

  • an exclusive Naval Commander helm or weapon

Thar be Rules, Drivelswigger

Follow EACH rule if ye want ye entry to be considered eligible (if ye don’t, ye entry will walk the plank; savvy, sailor?)

  1. Only ONE entry per AQW character!
  2. Create a 100% original Naval Commander armor set! Ye can Draw, Paint, Flash, Photoshop, 3D Print, Sculpt, or Bake/Decorate ye very own Naval Commander of AQWorlds. There be NO limit to your creativity!
  3. Your Naval Commander Armor Set MUST BE created by YE. And only YE. 
    • 100% original artwork created by YOU
    • NO tracing
    • NO stealing someone else’s work (we WILL find out if you do, and you will be automatically disqualified)
    • No teaming up with friends  
  4. Your Naval Commander entry MUST include yer AQW Character Name somewhere on thee picture. Please legibly write/sign ye AQW Character name
  5. Include TLaPD 2014 somewhere on ye picture.
  6. Type your AQWorlds Character Name in your Tweet BEFORE submitting.
  7. Include hashtags #TLaPD and #AQW in your Tweet BEFORE submitting.
  8. And after ye follow’d ALL THEE RULES above, submit ye swashbuckling showpiece to @AQWcontest Twitter at www.twitter.com/AQWcontest

Shiver me Timbers: Contest Timeframe

The TLaPD Naval Commander Contest…

  • Begins today, September 15, 2014
  • Ends Monday, September 22nd, at 11:59pm EST
  • All entries MUST be submitted to @AQWcontest Twitter page before 11:59pm EST (server time) on 9/22/2014

Cheat Sheet: Quick Checklist

Check off each thing below to ensure that ye & yer Naval Commander design be eligible to win!

  • Your 100% made-by-you Naval Commander Armor Set!
  • Your AQW Character Name *neatly* written on your submission
  • ‘ TLaPD 2014 ‘ somewhere on your photo entry
  • Type your AQW Character name in your Tweet
  • #TLaPD and #AQW in Tweet
  • Upload your Naval Commander photo to your Tweet
  • Tweet your Naval Commander entry to @AQWcontest !

Thar you hav’it, matey! Now, get them barnacles outta yer boots and start drawin’ yer cutthroat Naval Commander!

Boatswain on, scallywag!

Skulls and crossbones, Beleen =D


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Spoiler Alerter

September 10, 2014

Breaking News: World Shatters Dungeon Crawl

New Releases Happening this Friday, September 12

Who has time to wait for the weekly newsletter in their inboxes anymore? I say... to the victor goes the spoilers! 

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Survive the Apocalypse

The Queen of Monsters has been freed—now the world has fallen into complete havoc!

  • Prepare for travel to a new land
  • Hunt down the Queen’s Titans
  • Dungeon crawl to the Hall of LoreMasters
  • Buff defenses & beat back new monsters

Mountains are falling… seas are rising… and no one knows what will become of the world this Friday at sundown! 

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Dage's Collaboration Shop

Dage knows a thing or two about being Evil and he's teaming up with other AQW artists to prove it!

  • Dage x Laken Fallen Shaman Warrior armor and helms
  • Dage x Blade Lycan Shadowstalker  armor and helms
  • Dage's Deep Terror Blade: unlocks exclusive gear in Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Dage may be the Undead Lord, but he certainly knows how to take care of his loyal friends and followers. If you haven't declared your allegiance to him, now is the time!

win 100 with rixty

Win $100 with Rixty!

Score the motherload of all pirate treasures with this exclusive Rixty promo!

  • Use Rixty to Upgrade and/or buy ACs
  • Exclusive Item: Rixty Render Cutlass for Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • Automatically entered to win $100

Be sure to read more to see all the details, and best of luck to you!

Talk like a pirate day 2014

Soon: Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Ahoy matey! Quibble be settin’ sail to Battleon next week, and bringin' his Naval Commander CLASS, yarrrr!

  • DoomKnight Naval Commander
  • Golden Naval Commander
  • ArchFiend Pirate Captain
  • ‘nd more!

Quibble be havin’ somethin’ fer sea dogs ‘nd landlubbers alike, so make sure ye be ‘round next Friday, September 19, fer ye best Talk Like a Pirate Day event!


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September 02, 2014

Win $100 with Rixty!

Wanna get Rich with Rixty?

This is the September to remember! Rixty has teamed up with AQWorlds, and when you Upgrade and/or buy AdventureCoins using Rixty, you’ll automatically be entered to win $100!

rixty promo game card

This special Rixty offer begins now until Tuesday, September 30, so find the nearest Rixty retailer to upgrade in AQWorlds AND have a chance to win $100 in Rixty credits =D

Rixty is also tripling your chances to win—because Rixty will choose 3 Artix winners! 

What is Rixty?

You can buy a Rixty prepaid card at a nearby convenience store and transfer your cash online with no fees. Rixty currently has over 18,000 convenience store locations nationwide.  You can also use MOL Point cards and Green DOT MoneyPak.

How to Upgrade with Rixty

  1. Click here to find the Rixty prepaid card retailer nearest you, and purchase a Rixty Game Card!  
  2. Visit http://portal.battleon.com and login or create an Artix Entertainment account.
  3. Click Shop from the menu, and choose Buy Points.
  4. Choose Rixty as your payment option.
  5. Enter your Rixty Code (or login to your Rixty account) and follow the instructions to complete your Artix Points purchase.
  6. Click Dashboard, and select the game user account you want to upgrade with your Points (in this case, AQWorlds!)
  7. Unlock your upgrade for AQWorlds, and you’ll automatically be entered to win $100 from Rixty!

Could it get any better?

Why yes—yes it can! Since Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19, we want to give you an exclusive pirate weapon when you upgrade with Rixty!

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Rixty Render Cutlass

If you purchase a Membership or buy AdventureCoins using Rixty, you will receive the Rixty Render Cutlass automatically. The only way to get the Rixty Render Cutlass is by upgrading via Artix Points bought with Rixty anytime between September 1st and Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

And you just might win the $100 grand prize, too. Yaar, that would be the motherload of all pirate booty!

Set sail to the nearest Rixty location near ye!

Battle on!

xoxo Beleen


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Following my dreams!

September 01, 2014

My Real Life Quest to Follow My Dreams

Courtesy of my Artix Entertainment family—and that includes YOU too.

Hello my loves! I have some exciting and literal game changing news to announce!

I have just accepted an adventure quest to follow my real world dreams.

Hehe, clever, I know. But that is exactly what I’m going to do: I’m going to pursue my true passion as a professional balloon entertainer

ascot balloon hat aqworlds beleen in real life

Balloon animals are much more than squeaky colorful creations (although they totally are and are simply adorable!). Balloons allow me to express my artistic side using a real-life 3D medium, create literal one-of-a-kind balloon creations, and, most importantly of all, brighten the days of those all around me.

Seeing hundreds to thousands of smiling faces on a daily basis (not exaggerating) is the greatest joy I’ve ever experienced. 

Balloons make me so happy—like the happiest I have even been before.

beleen candy cane balloon girl

But you… everyone who plays Artix games and/or who are Artix team members… you guys and gals make me so happy too! So how can I pursue my balloon artist dreams while still being close friends with you all?

The solution?

Artix Entertainment wants to help me on my balloon adventures.

beleen surprised animated gif

OMG. Artix and Galanoth and Alina and everyone else here at the Secret Underground Lab are 150% supportive of me following my balloon dream!!!

And you know why?

It’s because everyone at Artix Entertainment is family! And family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.

zorbak stitch spoof

LOL Zorbak totally looks like Stitch. Thanks, Oishii!

Starting today until mid September-ish, I will be off following my dreams to enhance my balloon bending skills and entrepreneurial endeavors—but I’ll still be helping out as much as I can with AQWorlds. I’ll still do the weekly newsletter, and some FaceBook and Design Notes posts, and a Twitter chirp here and there, because you’re all my friends and family and we totally gotta stay in touch you know? =D

So this is sooo not goodbye—it’s just a heads-up that I’ll be AFK for a little while.

Please direct all game-related Tweets to @Alina_AE, @Memet, and @ArtixKrieger, and please direct all silly-animal-related Tweets to @BeleenAE =)

Have fun everyone, and Battle On!

xoxo Beleen the Balloon Bender


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August 27, 2014

Free to Play Games

The real life scoop on how “free to play games” make money 

Ever since Artix Entertainment was founded in 2002, we have embraced the Free to Play Games model. Artix always dreamed of making fun games that everyone could enjoy, and all our games are free to download and free to play.

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But… how does a video game company make enough money to support their team of dedicated programmers, artists, writers, game designers, and coffee-deliverers, while at the same time paying for bandwidth, advertising, traffic, web domains, and ninjas?

The answer: Artix has to rely on YOU.

Memberships and Microcurrency bundles (in AQW’s case, Legend upgrades and AdventureCoins, respectively) are how Artix Entertainment stays afloat. Some players might think we’re just money-grubbing individuals, spending their hard-earned cash on expensive cars, fancy dinners, and lavish parties...

In addition to his clever Vine, Cysero also wrote this AMAZING Facebook post about where all the money goes from Membership and AC sales:

real cysero facebook post free to play games money

Please take a few moments and read that over—it’s well worth it. Here’s the TL;DR version:

“Making a game and keeping it alive is very expensive, and all the money that you pay AE goes back into the games. We're not getting rich off you guys—we're just making ends meet THANKS to you guys. AE is YOUR company; you built it and you keep it alive. Thank you. 

With all that being said, everyone here at Artix Entertainment hopes you continue playing and enjoying all our games! And, should you wish to see Artix thrive for years to come, won’t you please consider supporting us by upgrading to a Legend and/or buying AdventureCoins?

How to Support AdventureQuest Worlds

There are a lot of ways to get an upgraded Legend Membership and AdventureCoins that will support the AQWorlds team and Artix family!

Artix gift certificate

Worldwide:

USA:

  • Openbucks (Burger King “Crown Card”, SUBWAY, Circle K, Sports Authority,
    CVS, Shell, and Dollar General cards) 
  • Rixty/Coinstar
  • Zeevex  
  • Visa Gift Card 
  • Amazon Cards  

Canada:

Brazil:

  • Rixty Card

Europe:

  • PaysafeCard  
  • Ukash 
  • Visa Gift Card 

Middle East/North Africa:

  • OneCard / Smart2Pay
  • CashU

Asia:

  • Cherry Credits (Singapore, Philippines)
  • MOLpoints
  • Gudang Voucher (Indonesia)

Big hugs for everyone!

Thank you so much for being a part of the MMO AdventureQuest Worlds. You know, you are so much more than just a player—you’re family! In fact, everyone who plays Artix games and/or who are Artix team members are my family too.

You guys and gals make the BEST family ever!

And when you give back to AQWorlds by Upgrading and buying AdventureCoins, you are helping your Artix family support each other—staff members and players alike! 

The entire Artix team looks forward to continuing our video game adventures alongside you. Thank you so much for everything thus far, and please contribute if you can, so that everyone who stumbles upon an Artix Entertainment game can forever heed the call of

Battle On!

xoxo Beleen! =D


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August 27, 2014

Voting Ends This Week!

AQWorlds, Artix Entertainment, and Beleen nominated in the 2014 Dragon Slayer Awards

Thanks to you and all our wonderful heroes,

  • AdventureQuest Worlds is nominated for Most Passionate Fan Base
  • Beleen is nominated for Community Manager of the Year
  • Artix Entertainment is nominated for Best Community Management Team
  • and AdventureQuest Worlds is nominated for the Most Engaged Design or Dev Team

in the 3rd Annual Dragon Slayer Awards presented by Guild Launch!

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Voting ends THIS WEEK, so please tell your friends, your family, Facebook connections, Twitter followers, Instagram buddies, and anyone else with an internet connection to vote for US so WE all can win the Dragon Slayer Awards!

Vote on!

xoxo Beleen =D


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August 26, 2014

New HeroMart Loot: Dragon Plushie

Stuffed Animal Dragon ‘Drellie’ Available Now!

Move over Moglins—there’s a new mascot in town!

Beleen in real life orange drellie plushie

Behold the Orange Drellie Plushie at www.HeroMart.com!

What is a Drellie?

Who’s that Plushie, mon?

Orange drellie whos that pokemon spoof

Despite Cysero calling it a carrot pig… it’s actually an adorable little dragon plushie called an Orange Drellie!

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Orange Drellie @ HeroMart

This plump, soft, and squishy bundle of joy is over 9” tall and has a heart that’s over 9000. This Drellie sailed all the way from Peach Seas, and comes with exclusive in-game items for your favorite video games, too!

Peach Seas?

Story mode activated! Peach Seas is an online boutique created from the imagination of Arielle Hill with the support of her family and friends. Peach Seas designs irresistibly unique and expressive characters, hoping to inspire creativity by sharing memorable content and charming merchandise with their fans. 

Peach seas arielle hill girl

“What began in 2013 as a labor of love for myself and my hard-working macro team (consisting of my mother, Julie Hill, and dear friend, Jocyne Smith) has now begun to develop into a profoundly rewarding experience,” says Arielle Hill, founder of Peach Seas and creator of the Orange Drellie Plushie. “We continue to meet spirited individuals who truly appreciate and adore our characters. This small yet devoted fan base has been tremendously motivating and supportive. Although we are currently limited on time and resources, we have exciting new releases planned to bring all the whimsical creatures from the Peach Seas universe to life!” 

Hooray! Who doesn’t love whimsical creatures? Thanks Arielle for sharing your story AND your Drellies with us! <3

Now, what did you say about In-Game items?!

Oh yes, your Orange Drellie plushie unlocks a harvest of in-game items!

Drellie promo items

MMO AdventureQuest Worlds

  • Orange Drellie (Pet)
  • Orange Battle Drellie (Battle Pet)
  • Orange You Glad (Helm)
  • Orange You Sad (Helm)
  • Orange Drellie Hat

DragonFable RPG 

  • Orange Drellie Pet
    Damage: 5-13 Nature, Rarity: 77,
Bonuses: Crit+1, Bonus+1

Original RPG AdventureQuest

  • Drellie Spell: Drellie Blaze

MechQuest RPG

  • Drellie Front Shoulder Weapon
    Damage: 4-8 Explosive,
Energy: 2, Cooldown: 2

zorbak drellie promo

Limited Rare: Zorbak Bundle ONLY

  • Zorbak Drellie-Rider (Pet in AQWorlds)
  • Zorbak Drellie-Rider (Battle Pet in AQWorlds)
    All your guidmates will be jelly when you’re battling with a Drellie!
  • Collector’s Rare Rarity 
  • PLUS all the other in-game items listed above wooohooo!

Orange you glad this Drellie is available, adorable, and affordable?! Claim your Dragon plushie now at www.HeroMart.com!

Click here to Claim Your Dragon Drellie Plushie!


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August 25, 2014

Bring on the DragonCon

2014 DragonCon Information


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Artix Panel Date & Time
 

WHEN: Saturday, Aug 30th @ 2:30 PM 
WHERE: DragonCon : Grand Salon D room @ the Hilton Atlanta hotel
WHY: To launch the 13 Lords of Chaos poster, to talk about our new Mobile game AQ Dragons, to showcase a new secret Mobile game, and to meet and greet our biggest fans—like you!

Launching: 13 Lords of Chaos Poster!


chaos lords poster

To commemorate the epic finale of the current AdventureQuest Worlds storyline, we are releasing this AMAZING 13 Lords of Chaos Poster, featuring all 13 Chaos Lords drawn & painted by Diozz and Dage the Evil. The entire Artix team will sign these posters at the lab before they are taken to DragonCon. Anyone attending our panel on Saturday, August 30 at DragonCon will be able to buy these posters before ANYONE ELSE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!  

New Mobile Game: AQ Dragons


AQ dragons preview

So you want to know more about AQ Dragons? So OF COURSE DragonCon is the best place to do so! The Artix team will reveal everything we know about the upcoming mobile game, AQ Dragons, at our panel. This is so much better than piecing together tidbits of information via our Twitters =)

Spoiler Alert: Secret Mobile Game Project


Ah yes, a new secret mobile game. Well… it won’t be much of a secret for those who attend our DragonCon panel! And I cannot say much more about it… because it’s been kept a secret from me, too! >…..< 

How to Survive DragonCon


dragoncon survival guide

Cysero is your best bet for surviving DragonCon. And he’s posted a full length survival guide here.

On behalf of the entire Artix Entertainment team, we hope to see you at the Artix Panel @ DragonCon this Saturday, August 30th, in the Hilton’s Grand Salon D room!

DragonCon shirt artix panel

xoxo Beleen =D

Ps... IDK what that drawing up there is for. Cysero drew it... so maybe you can ask him about it on his Twitter


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August 21, 2014

Chaos Art Contest Update

…it’s Chaos. What did you expect?

The Chaos Fan Art Contest was a HUGE success—over 400 heroes placed in the Grand Prize, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Runner Ups, and Above and Beyond categories!

 fan art

And since we’re just a small indie game development company, we don’t have fancy robots to award all the winners at once. Our lovely Chronomancer Sora to Hoshi is awarding each winner one by one, so we thank you for your patience =)

Badges, Badges, Badges?!!?!

A lot of you on my Twitter have been asking about the Art of Chaos badge. Everyone who placed in a category will receive said badge. 

But… there was a slight mix up at the Derp Pony Express facility…

Derp Pony express

…and we received Girl Scout Badges instead of the Art of Chaos badge! Deeerrrp!

This morning we received a partial order of our Art of Chaos badges, and Sora to Hoshi has been handing them out as quickly as she can as a new shipment is on its way.

So please, give Sora much love and encouragement on her Twitter because without her, we could have NEVER accomplished all of THIS!

Thanks again for understanding, and Battle On!

xoxo Beleen


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August 20, 2014

#IceBucketChallenge Update

Gamers doing nIce things for the greater good

Everyone here at Artix Entertainment strives to help the community in every way we can. Yesterday afternoon, the entire team at the Secret Underground Lab banded together to help #StrikeOutALS with the #IceBucketChallenge!

After rusting Artix’s real-life Paladin Armor, Artix Entertainment made a donation to the ALS Association to help raise funds for the fatal neurological disorder otherwise known as Lou Gherig’s Disease. This is just one of the many reasons Artix Entertainment is nominated in the Dragon Slayer Awards for Best Community Management Team of the year.

But this is only the tip of the ice(bucket)berg—Artix also called out three other video game studios to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:

  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • Rockstar Games
  • and Zynga  

Let’s hope they don’t get cold feet. Or wait… maybe they will after accepting the #IceBucketChallange!

What YOU can do to help!

Even if you cannot donate to the ALS Association, you can still help the cause by:

  • spreading the word of ALS on Twitter and Facebook
  • sharing our featured GameSkinny article with family and friends
  • coordinating your classmates to take the #IceBucketChallenge
  • reaching out to Blizzard, Rockstar Games, and Zynga and encouraging them to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
  • accepting the ALS #IceBucketChallenge and Tweeting your video to @BeleenAE, @Alina_AE, and @ArtixKrieger  

It looks like @LakenAQW already heeded the call!

And forget buckets... @BladeOfAE improvised with a ice bath! 

Glow with the flow with @GiannaGlow's all-ice #IceBucketChallenge!

And Lothalis took on the bitter cold challenge, too!

Thank you everyone for completing the ALS #IceBucketChallenge, and I'll continute to add more as they arrive!

For additional information about Lou Gherig’s Disease and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, go to www.ALSA.org and discover how you can be a real-life hero. Together we can #StrikeOutALS with the #IceBucketChallange and our donations! 

Battle on for the greater good!

xoxo Beleen =D


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August 19, 2014

New Payment Solution: Openbucks

Become a Legend and get AdventureCoins with Openbucks!

Howdy heroes! Do you live in the USA or Canada? Well if you do, we’ve got great news for you!

openbucks adventurecoins

We just teamed up with Openbucks, unlocking multiple ways for you to upgrade in your favorite MMO AdventureQuest Worlds!

What is Openbucks?

Openbucks is a payment method that lets you use a store gift card to pay for an AQWorlds account upgrade or AdventureCoins bundle! Openbucks accepts store gift cards from:

gift cards openbucks

  • Subway (accepted in both USA and Canada)
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Burger King “Crown Card”
  • Circle K
  • Shell
  • Dollar General
  • Sports Authority

Openbucks has NO reload fees, NO usage fees, and NO extra charges. Openbucks is currently available in the USA and Canada only.  

Where is Openbucks?

You can purchase or reload a gift card from an Openbucks retailer in over 100,000 locations! Search on Openbucks' Map to find out where a store is near you.

openbucks locations near me
So many locations near me—so where will you find your Openbucks retailer?

For more information, you can also go to our Openbucks Page or the Openbucks site.

How to Upgrade with Openbucks

After obtaining your gift card, here are the basic steps to upgrade with Openbucks:

  1. Go to https://www.aq.com/order-now/direct/
  2. Choose which upgrade you would like to purchase
  3. Login to your AQWorlds account
  4. Click the Subway/CVS/Burger King icon to use Openbucks
  5. Select which Store Gift Card you have that you would like to redeem
  6. Follow the instructions to purchase an Artix Certificate and to redeem the Artix Certificate for an AQWorlds upgrade
  7. As soon as your payment is approved, you will receive payment confirmation emails that act as your receipt

Having Problems with Openbucks?

If you have an issue with Openbucks, please contact Openbucks via their Contact Us Page. No one here at Artix Entertainment has access to Openbucks’ system, so if you do have a payment issue, we will be unable to see what happened.

Additionally, please note that Openbucks is different from PayGarden, which are trading in store brand gift cards for AdventureCoins only. If you need help with PayGarden, please visit our Help Page here! 

Battle on!

xoxo Beleen =D


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August 14, 2014

Chaos Fan Art Winners: Champion of Chaos

The final Chaos Fan Art winners announced!

We have all witnessed the impressive power of Chaos. Hundreds and hundreds of heroes embraced the Chaos within, unleashing their artistic abilities in the Summer of Chaos Fan Art Contest.

Fan art

And now, the moment you have all been waiting for… is finally here….

It’s time to announce the Champion of Chaos Drakath Fan Art Winners! 

Grand Prize Winner: Champion of Chaos

Drakath fan art winner

Trizzzcentrino

Even though I am an English major, no words in my vocabulary can describe the awesomeness that this Drakath masterpiece represents. Fellow player Trizzzcentrino must have signed a deal with Drakath himself for being able to create such a chaotic work of art (a necessary sacrifice for sure!). They shall be awarded with: 1,000 AdventureCoins, the exclusive color-custom Chaos Paintbrush + Chaos Artist Palette dual weapon set, the Art of Chaos character page badge, and his art as an in-game House Item (to be released at a future date)! 

All Other Winners

Click here to see all the Champion of Chaos winners in the 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Runner Ups, and the Above and Beyond categories. Fantastic work everyone!!

Battle On!

xoxo Beleen =D


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August 13, 2014

Chaos Fan Art Winners: 13th Lord of Chaos

Grand Prize Winner: 13th Lord of Chaos

Mechaprime  00

Mechaprime 00

This is true CHAOS! Fellow player Mechaprime 00 really knows what it means to be a Chaos Lord, and for that, we wish to award them with 1,000 AdventureCoins, the exclusive color-custom Chaos Paintbrush + Chaos Artist Palette dual weapon set, the Art of Chaos character page badge, and their art as an in-game House Item (to be released at a future date)!

All Other Winners

Please click here to see all the 13th Lord of Chaos winners in the 2 nd Place, 3rd Place, Runner Ups, and Above and Beyond categories. Prepare for chaos overload!

Battle On!

xoxo Beleen =D


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August 12, 2014

Chaos Fan Art Winners: Alteon

12th Lord of Chaos Fan Art Contest winners announced!

A new chapter unfolds within Lorepedia…

Fan art

…revealing the Fan Art Winners in the Chaos Lord Alteon category!

Grand Prize Winner: 12th Lord of Chaos

Norgalad alteon

Norgalad

So much wow. So much depth. So much dynamicy (not a word, but it should be). Fellow hero and talented artist Norgalad painted this Alteon masterpiece and won the grand prize of: 1,000 AdventureCoins, the exclusive color-custom Chaos Paintbrush + Chaos Artist Palette dual weapon set, the Art of Chaos character page badge, and his art as an in-game House Item (to be released at a future date)!

All Other Winners

Please click here to see all the Alteon winners in the 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Runner Ups, and Above and Beyond categories. Such noble work from noble heroes!

Battle On!

xoxo Beleen =D


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August 11, 2014

Chaos Fan Art Winners: Lionfang

11th Lord of Chaos Fan Art Contest winners announced!

Get ready to sink your teeth into the Chaos Lord Lionfang fan art winners!

Grand Prize Winner: 11th Lord of Chaos

stoikrex

Stoikrex

This is pure chaos—and I ain’t lion! Fellow hero Stoikrex painted this Lionfang masterpiece and won the grand prize of: 1,000 AdventureCoins, the exclusive color-custom Chaos Paintbrush + Chaos Artist Palette dual weapon set, the Art of Chaos character page badge, and his art as an in-game House Item (to be released at a future date)!

All Other Winners

Please click here to see all the Lionfang winners in 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Runner Ups, and Above and Beyond. Great work everyone—you did a roaring good job!

Be sure to check out the Fan Art chapter in the Lorepedia to view all our Chaos Fan Art winners to date:

Fan art

Battle On!

xoxo Beleen =D


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Positivity Beleen

August 07, 2014

GameSkinny Exclusive Article

From Tragedy to Victory: How an In-Game NPC Transformed a Gamer Girl IRL

Hello my loves! GameSkinny.com featured my very personal, and very real, article today. It’s a story I’ve kept secret for the past 7 years, but since you guys and gals are my family, I finally mustered up the strength to reveal my tragic tale.

GameSkinny exclusive Beleen Adventure Quest Worlds  

I want you all to know how a positive attitude can get you through the toughest of times. I hope my story offers you real-world inspiration and courage, because you are my friends and family, and I want you all to succeed as I have!

http://www.gameskinny.com/p0b98/from-tragedy-to-victory-how-an-in-game-npc-transformed-a-gamer-girl-irl 

xoxo Beleen! =D


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August 07, 2014

Chaos Fan Art Winners: Iadoa

10th Lord of Chaos Fan Art Contest winners announced! 

It’s time to announce our Chronomancer Chaos Lord Iadoa winners!

Grand Prize Winner: 10th Lord of Chaos

Mondako

Mondako 

Glorious! Fellow hero Mondako (possibly a Chronomancer himself?) put so much time and energy into this Iadoa masterpiece and won the grand prize of: 1,000 AdventureCoins, the exclusive color-custom Chaos Paintbrush + Chaos Artist Palette dual weapon set, the Art of Chaos character page badge, and his art as an in-game House Item (to be released at a future date)!

All Other Winners

Please click here to see the 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and Runner Ups for the Chaos Lord Iadoa category. Fantasic job everyone!

Check out the Fan Art chapter in the Lorepedia to view all our Chaos Fan Art winners to date:

Video Game MMO Fan Art for AdventureQuest Worlds

Battle On!

xoxo Beleen =D


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August 06, 2014

Chaos Fan Art Winners: Khasaanda

9th Lord of Chaos Fan Art Contest winners announced!

Congratulations! We’ve made it half way through the week! So let’s celebrate by announcing our 9th Lord of Chaos winners =)

Grand Prize Winner: 9th Lord of Chaos 

gossj10

gossj10

Who knew chaos could be so beautiful? Our fellow hero gossj10 won the grand prize of: 1,000 AdventureCoins, the exclusive color-custom Chaos Paintbrush + Chaos Artist Palette dual weapon set, the Art of Chaos character page badge, AND your art as an in-game House Item (to be released at a future date)!

8th Lord of Chaos Fan Art Contest winners announced!

Happy Tuesday! Be sure to check out the Fan Art chapter in the Lorepedia to view all our Chaos Fan Art winners to date:

Video Game MMO Fan Art for AdventureQuest Worlds

But before you go, allow me to showcase the grand prize winner of the Chaos Lord Tibicenas category!

Grand Prize Winner: 8th Lord of Chaos

Why so serious, Tibicenas? Fellow player Jokercard53 painted this show-stopping Chaos Lord Tibicenas fan art!

jokercard53

jokercard53

This is truly a blockbuster hit, jokercard53! As the grand prize winner, you’ll receive: 1,000 AdventureCoins, the exclusive color-custom Chaos Paintbrush + Chaos Artist Palette dual weapon set, the Art of Chaos character page badge, AND your art as an in-game House Item (to be released at a future date)! 

All Other Winners

Please click here to see the 2nd Place and 3rd Place winners for the Chaos Lord Khasaanda category. Please click here to see the 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and Runner Ups for the Chaos Lord Tibicenas category. Great job everyone!

Check out the Fan Art chapter in the Lorepedia to view all our Chaos Fan Art winners to date:

Video Game MMO Fan Art for AdventureQuest Worlds

Battle On!

xoxo Beleen =D


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July 30, 2014

Chaos Fan Art Winners: Ledgermayne

7th Lord of Chaos Fan Art Contest winners announced!

Exciting news, folks! A new Chapter has appeared in the Lorepedia!

Fan Art banner Lorepedia

As you can probably deduct, this chapter unfolds the pages that contain the Chaos Lord Fan Art winners!

Grand Prize Winner: 7th Lord of Chaos

This is a dream-come-true! Fellow player Nightmare created this AMAZING Chaos Lord Ledgermanye fan art and won the Grand Prize!

nightmare ledgermayne

Nightmare

Your artwork is truly magical, Nightmare. Please accept: 1,000 AdventureCoins, the exclusive color-custom Chaos Paintbrush + Chaos Artist Palette dual weapon set, the Art of Chaos character page badge, AND your art as an in-game House Item (which will be released at a future date)!

All Other Winners

Please click here to see the 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and Runner Ups for the Chaos Lord Ledgermayne category. Great job everyone, and keep up the wondrous work!

xoxo Beleen <3


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Future Dragon Slayer!

July 28, 2014

/cast your vote!

AQWorlds, Artix Entertainment, and Beleen nominated in Dragon Slayer Awards!

Ohhhh yes, you read that right—thanks to you and our wonderful heroes, we’ve been nominated to win the coveted Dragon Slayer Trophy in the 3rd Annual Dragon Slayer Awards!

Vote for Beleen AdventureQuest Worlds and Artix Entertainment

Cast your vote at http://community.guildlaunch.com/promotions/g/DragonSlayer/ and help us win—because if we do, EVERYONE will win too!

WOAH—everyone will win what!?!

Tehehe, glad you asked =) If—and hopefully when!—Artix Entertainment, myself, and/or AQWorlds wins a Dragon Slayer Trophy, we would need to start recruiting fellow Dragon Slayers—like YOU.

Dragon Slayer awards

Dage the Evil is horned to forge a brand-new Dragon Slayer Armor Set (for you and me and everyone else to enjoy) IF we win the Dragon Slayer Awards (and possibly a special Pink Dragon Slayer set If I win, too)!

AWESOME—what are the Dragon Slayer Awards?

Hosted by Guild Launch and GameSkinny, the Dragon Slayer Awards are a fan-nominated award for communities in online gaming, focusing on community managers, community builders, and community members (that means you!). 

SWEET—how do I Vote?

It’s simple! Go to http://community.guildlaunch.com/promotions/g/DragonSlayer/ and cast your vote by clicking on your favorite contestant for each category. MAJOR PROPS when you choose:

  • Most Passionate Fan Base: AdventureQuest Worlds
  • Community Manager of the Year: Beleen
  • Best Community Management Team: Artix Entertainment
  • Most Engaged Design or Dev Team: AdventureQuest Worlds

Your vote will be cast as you click each contestant’s name, so be sure to vote for AQWorlds, Artix Entertainment, and Beleen (that’s meeee!) so we can win the Dragon Slayer Awards Trophy!

Beleen animated gif

Vote for AQWorlds, Beleen, and Artix Entertainment here!


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Unbearable Pun Slinger

July 24, 2014

New at HeroMart: Panda Hoodie

Keep your cool in the warm Panda Hoodie

Everyone knows that pandas are skilled Kung Fu masters. And when you get your paws on the Panda Hoodie* at HeroMart, you’ll unleash pure pandamonium upon the world!

panda hoodie heromart

The Panda Hoodie is quite paws-ibly the coolest hoodie ever—in fact, it’s a bear necessity for any wardrobe. We are furry certain you’ll love this Hoodie and all the in-game items it comes with:

AdventureQuest Worlds:  

  • 2 armors
  • 2 helms
  • And the bonus (Legend-only) Shadow Panda Pet

DragonFable:

  • SnugglePanda Helm

MechQuest:

  • Pandah (head weapon)

Turn a grizzly situation into fun by ordering your Panda Hoodie at HeroMart.com!

*No pandas were harmed in the making of this hoodie… although we can’t say the same for fabric softener teddy bears… 


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Spoiler Alerter

July 23, 2014

New Release on Friday, July 25!

Drakath's Story: Embrace Chaos

Drakaths Story

Check out all the new NEW happening this Friday, July 25, in the best free MMO, AdventureQuest Worlds!

Drakath story

Drakath’s Story, Part 2

Who is ready to embrace Chaos?!

  • Discover Drakath’s past... through his own eyes!
  • Witness Drakath’s journey to becoming the Champion of Chaos
  • Battle through Falconreach’s Tower and the Dracolich Fortress
  • Chaos Rares Shop
  • Chaos Rep Shop

If you hope to save the future of Lore, you must first understand the past of the Champion of Chaos himself!

Member shop

Monthly Member Shop

Speak with Ragnar in Battleon to access the Monthly Member Shop:

  • BitterHeart and FlameBlade Assassin Sets
  • 28 items currently available
  • New exclusive set(s) added each month!

Only upgraded Legends can harness these elite items, so if you want to get the best loot in the game, consider becoming a Legend today!

Chaos Paragon

Chaos Paragon Set Going Rare

This is your last chance to get the Chaos Paragon Set, because it’s leaving the Limited Quantity Shop on August 1st!

  • Go to http://lqs.aq.com/
  • “Buy Now” under the Chaos Paragon set
  • Enter your AQW account info (of course it’s safe!)
  • Click “Buy Chaos Paragon” for 2,000 ACs
  • Become the Chaos Paragon in AQWorlds!

Get more AdventureCoins here if you need a refill, and prepare to dominate the battlefield as a Chaos Paragon!

Panda hoodie

Pure Pandemonium

Get your paws on the Panda Hoodie, arriving this Friday at HeroMart!

  • Zip-up Panda Hoodie with Ears on hood
  • Made from 100% fabric softener teddy bear
  • 6 exclusive in-game AQW items included
  • Unlocks SnugglePanda Helm in DragonFable & Pandah Head Weapon in MechQuest

No one can resist the Panda Hoodie—it’s im-paws-ible! Order yours this Friday from www.HeroMart.com to keep your cool in any grizzly situation. 


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August 11, 2014

Going Rare: Ultimate Game Card

The Ultimate Game Card is retiring September 30, 2014

Mondays suck. And what sucks even more is that the Ultimate Game Card is going permanently rare on 9/30/2014 =(

Ultimate Game Card ending

This was not decided by Artix Entertainment, nor was it some evildoing by EbilCorp ninja robots. The decision to end Ultimate Game Card was solely a PlaySpan choice (the dudes who own UGC), and they’re cancelling the UGC for all online games (not just Artix games), so listen up so you don’t miss out!Ultimate Game Card ending

Ultimate Game Cards are slowly being pulled from all retail & online stores, and the UGC will be gone come August 15th, 2014. The last day to redeem your activated UGC codes will be September 30, 2014, so make sure you redeem your codes before 9/30/2014!! 

UltimatePoints (aka UPoints) will also be going rare. The last day to redeem your UPoints is Friday, October 31, 2014.

Find the nearest stores that have the Ultimate Game Cards!

Exclusive UGC In-Game Item!

AQWorlds wants to make sure you get the most bang for your buck while you still can. So when you use your Ultimate Game Card to upgrade to a Legend Membership, and/or to buy AdventureCoins, you will get the exclusive Ultimate Game Claymore sword!

Ultimate Game Card special item promo AQWorlds

The only way to get the Ultimate Game Claymore is by redeeming your Ultimate Game Card here from now until September 30. After selecting ANY package on the AQW Order Now page, and after using your Ultimate Game Card to pay for your upgrade,

how to redeem ugc card

you will automatically receive the Ultimate Game Claymore blade in your inventory (along with your well-deserved Membership and/or AdventureCoins!).

Go to the Order Now page now!

How to Upgrade Without the UGC?

There are a bajillion ways to get an upgraded Legend Membership and buy AdventureCoins without the Ultimate Game Card.

Artix gift certificate

Worldwide:

USA:

  • Openbucks (BurgerKing, SUBWAY, CircleK, Sports Authority, CVS) 
  • Rixty/Coinstar    
  • Zeevex  
  • Visa Gift Card 
  • Amazon Cards  

Canada:

  • Openbucks
  • Rixty
  • Visa Gift Card

Brazil:

  • Rixty Card

Europe:

  • PaysafeCard  
  • Ukash 
  • Visa Gift Card 

Middle East/North Africa:

  • OneCard / Smart2Pay
  • CashU

Asia:

  • Cherry Credits (Singapore, Philippines)
  • MOLpoints
  • Gudang Voucher (Indonesia)

The entire Artix team is so thankful for your continued support in AdventureQuest Worlds. It is because of dedicated Legends and AdventureCoins buyers that we are able to create brand new stuff every week for everyone to enjoy! We couldn’t have gotten this far without you, and for that, I salute you!

When you buy your Ultimate Game Card, and when you get your Ultimate Game Claymore, be sure to Tweet me a pic @BeleenAE!

Battle on my loves!

xoxo Beleen =D


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