August 14, 2014
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.
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
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!!
xoxo Beleen =D
August 13, 2014
Grand Prize Winner: 13th Lord of Chaos
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!
xoxo Beleen =D
August 06, 2014
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
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:
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!
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:
xoxo Beleen =D
July 21, 2014
See the Lord of Chaos Fan Art winners!
The first ever Chaos Fan Art Contest was a HUGE success—over 900 entries were submitted!
It's over 9000--oh wait. I modified the meme. Deal with it.
And, as you can probably imagine, it was quite chaotic to review each and every submission, place them in front of a panel of judges, and narrow down all our favorites—aaaand not to mention, having to coordinate ALL OF THAT around vacation time, sick days (*cough* like me *cough*), graduations, and the like!
So I am pleased to report that we will begin announcing the Chaos Fan Art Contest winners today—starting with the 1st Lord of Chaos, Escherion!
Find all your Chaos Lord Fan Art Contest Winners shown in the links below:
- Chaos Lord Escherion Winners!
- Chaos Lord Xing and Xang Winners!
- Chaos Lord Vath Winners!
- Chaos Lord Kitsune Winners!
As Friday is release day, we will *most likely* have to wait until Monday next week to resume the Lord of Chaos Fan Art winners. Unless I get A LOOOT of coffee in my system or something. MAN THE COFFEE MAKER, ALINA!
Super Special Thank You!
Our wonderful AQW Mods and Volunteers helped make the Chaos Fan Art Contest a HUGE success. We could not have gathered all 934 entries withtout their help, so when you see these guys and gals in game, be sure to give them a great big /hug and a joyful /cheer!
Asuka, Capn Cio, Eonaleth, Gjappy, Judge Acumen, Rarest, Soki, Tendou no Mazo, Tenzan, and Zereldo!
Alrighty, enough chit-chat; I know you’ve been waiting FOREVER for the winners, so let me get back to work so you can feast your eyes on Chaos Lord Escherion Fan Art!
June 18, 2014
Show Us Where Else Drakath Strikes!
We have received SO MANY incredible posters and art over the last several weeks, as you guys are try to recruit help for your side in the war... so let's keep the fan-art flowing!
Artix created the picture above, where Drakath has taken over the Statue of Liberty in New York City... Chaorrupting the Big Apple to the core!
While we wait for the next battle in World War Lore to begin, show us where YOU think Drakath would strike! Tweet your best shot of Drakath taking over your town (or your favorite famous landmarks!) to me or Beleen and we'll post them on our Facebook and the Design Notes!
Drakath Sightings So Far
As the 13th Lord of Chaos marches their army across Lore, we're askin you where Drakath, the Champion of Chaos, would strike in OUR world! We've received so many sightings already, and more are flooding in every hour! (How does he travel so fast?!)
In Paris, by Tyler Olmsted
Check out all the places AQW Heroes have seen Drakath so far at our Drakath Sightings Guide page: Drakath Invades Earth!
Record Drakath In Your Area
Click on the following links to get transparent background PNGs of Drakath and the Chaos Eye, then rght-click on the images and save to edit them into your pictures!
June 02, 2014
Unleash your Chaotic Creativity!
As the Summer of Chaos approaches… and the clutches of chaos span the entire world… the AQWorlds team has a real-life quest for you:
For this contest, you will create Chaos Fan Art depicting the Chaorruption that has spread throughout AdventureQuest Worlds. The Chaos Fan Art Contest will also have multiple Grand Prize winners, as there are multiple Chaotic categories that your Fan Art will be categorized into—which means we get to award EVEN MORE prizes! OMG yes way!
Chaos is unruly… incontrollable… totally chaotic. So, how does one categorize chaos? …
With a bulleted list, of course! (spoiler alerts below if you haven’t yet completed all the Chaos storylines!)
- Escherion, the 1st Lord of Chaos
- Lake Hydra Chaos Beast
- Xing and Xang, the 2nd Lord of Chaos
- Chaos Harpy Chaos Beast
- DragonLord Vath, the 3rd Lord of Chaos
- Rock Roc Chaos Beast
- Shogun Kitsune, the 4th Lord of Chaos
- O-dokuro Chaos Beast
- WolfWing, the 5th Lord of Chaos
- Dracowerepyre Chaos Beast
- Discordia / Kimberly from One-Eyed Doll, the 6th Lord of Chaos
- Pony Gary Yellow Chaos Beast
- Ledgermayne, the 7th Lord of Chaos
- Mana Golem Chaos Beast
- Tibicenas, the 8th Lord of Chaos
- Chaos Sphinx Chaos Beast
- Khasaanda, the 9th Lord of Chaos
- Naga Baas Chaos Beast
- Professor Iadoa, the 10th Lord of Chaos
- Kathool Chaos Beast
- Maximilian Lionfang, the 11th Lord of Chaos
- Manticore Chaos Beast
- King Alteon, the 12th Lord of Chaos
- Chaos Dragon Chaos Beast
- ????, the 13th Lord of Chaos
- The Chaos Beast is about to hatch from its egg (rumored to be the Eternal Dragon of Time)
- Drakath, the Champion of Chaos
Choose the ONE Chaos Category you wish to create Fan Art of … and then… unsheathe your drawing tools and unleash your creativity (buuuut not before reading all the rules)!
Epic Loot: The Prizes
Victory against Chaos is its own reward… but let’s sweeten the deal with Chaos Contest Prizes!
There will be 1 Grand Prize winner selected from each Chaos Category (listed above). Grand Prizers will receive:
- 1,000 AdventureCoins each
- Their Fanart created into an in-game House Item (a framed photo to hang on your house’s wall)
- Exclusive Color-Custom Chaos Paintbrush Polearm + Chaos Artist Palette dual weapon set
- Art of Chaos Character Page Badge
The 2nd Place Winners selected from each Chaos Category will receive:
- 800 AdventureCoins each
- Color Custom Chaos Paintbrush Polearm weapon
- Art of Chaos Character Page Badge
The 3rd Place Winners from each category will get:
- 500 AdventureCoins each
- Chaos Paintbrush Polearm weapon
- Art of Chaos Character Page Badge
The Runner Ups will receive:
- 200 AdventureCoins each
- Art of Chaos Character Page Badge
If your Fan Art is featured in the winning selections (Grand Prize, 2nd place, 3rd place, or Runner Ups ONLY), then you will receive a character page badge in addition to your allotted prize(s). Please note that this IS a contest, so we cannot award prizes to everyone who enters—just the best of the best of the best!
And as always, we reserve the right to award additional prizes for those who go above and beyond!!! (Yes, 3 exclamation marks are totally necessary)
Rules, Rules, Rules!
This is the most important part of the whole contest. Read all the rules below BEFORE entering your Chaos Fan Art submission.
Follow EACH rule if you want your entry to be considered eligible (if you don’t, you will be disqualified).
- Only ONE entry per player!
- Create Chaos-themed Fan Art using ANY of the Chaos Categories! You can Draw, Paint, Flash, Photoshop, 3D Print, Sculpt, Bake/Decorate, Comic-strip, Cosplay, or create a Stuffed Animal/Plushie of anything relating to Chaos and AQWorlds. There is NO limit to your creativity—so get creative here, folks!
- Your Chaos Fan Art MUST BE created by YOU. And only YOU.
- 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 taking in-game art and pasting it on your entry (create the art yourself!)
- No teaming up with friends
- Your Fan Art entry MUST include your AQW Character Name somewhere on the picture. Please write/sign your AQW Character Name legibly so I can actually read it =)
- Include June 2014 somewhere on your photo. Hooray for timestamps!
- Type your AQWorlds Character Name in your Tweet BEFORE submitting.
- Include hashtags #Chaos and #AQW in your Tweet BEFORE submitting.
- And after following ALL THE RULES above, submit your awesome Chaos Fan Art entry to @AQWcontest Twitter at www.twitter.com/AQWcontest
Cooldown Timer: Contest Timeframe
The Chaos Fan Art Contest…
- Begins today, June 2, 2014
- Ends Monday, June 30, at 11:59pm EST
- All entries MUST be submitted to @AQWcontest Twitter page before 11:59pm EST (server time) on 6/30/2014
Check off each thing below to ensure that you & your chaotic masterpiece are eligible to win!
- Your 100% made-by-you Fan Art depicting Chaos!
- AQW Character Name *neatly* written on your fan art
- June 2014 somewhere on that photo entry
- Type your AQW Character name in your Tweet
- #Chaos and #AQW in Tweet
- Upload your Chaos fan art photo to your Tweet
- Tweet your entry to @AQWcontest !
WOAH. I think that’s everything (and I mean everything!). Best of luck my loves, and if you need some Chaos Lord inspiration education, check out the AQW Wiki page here.
On behalf of the entire AQWorlds community, we cannot wait to see your chaotically awesome Chaos Fan Art! #Chaos #AQW
xoxo Beleen =D
May 23, 2014
I Barely Know What's Going On!
Well, I know some stuff. I'm going to put an eye catching promo image about tonight's release here.
Seems like forever since I've gotten to write a Design Notes for you good folks. To clear up a little confusion, I'm still NOT working on AQW, not even filling in for Alina this week. All I've been asked to do is write the Design Notes om Monday and Friday this week, so that is what I'm doing. However, since I get the privilege of writing a Design Notes post then I want it to be useful and informative. With that in mind, here's a release status notification which I will update when the release is released. updated with the release went live.
RELEASE STATUS: IT'S READY. GO LOG IN ALREADY.
So, let's talk about the release. If you have been reading the DNs this week then you know that your fellow Player Runester333 was one of the winners of our Player Release Contest.
This hombre has concocted an adventure in a chaorrupted version of the AE Secret Underground Lab, where I currently sit. This release also features a rare shop, a merge shop and more than a few new items dropping off the monsters!
C'mon Cy, you can do better than that. These people want to know prices and tags!
Chaos Lab Rares:
Chaos Portal Cape (Animated, 500 ACs)
Chaorrupted Memet Pet (Legend only, 50000 gold)
Chaos Chinchilla Hat (Everyone, 10000 gold)
Chaos Lab Merge Shop: (requires Crystallized Chaos which drop from the monsters in the area)
Chaotic Battle Hamster (200 Crystallized Chaos + Hamster Pet)
Eye Am Chaos helm (250 Crystallized Chaos)
Chaorrupted Blade of Awe (500 Crystallized Chaos)
Chaos Artix/Beleen (750 Crystallized Chaos)
Chaos Cysero/Alina (750 Crystallized Chaos)
(I assume that the armor will make dudes look like chaos me and female characters get to look like Alina? Maybe?)
Chaos Lab Drops:
Chaotic Server Hamster Pet (5% drop from Chaotic Server Hamster, 10% from Ultra version) - Legend only
Purple Chinchilla Hat (2% drop from Chaorrupted Beleen)
Chaorrupted Light of Destiny (2% drop from Chaorrupted Artix)
Cysero's Chaos Hammer (2% drop from Chaorrupted Cysero)
Purple Potion Pack cape (2% drop from Chaorrupted Alina)
I do hope that you have seeing what we could do with the ideas from one of your fellow players. Enjoy it!
We're all big fan of kaiju around here so needless to say that we HAD to make this pet. He's ENORMOUS and he has personal boundary issues.
Dude. Back up a little. Your breath smells like a sleeping bag filled with electrocuted dolphins.
Obviously, this little cutie pie is going rare but I can't get a date out of anyone yet so if you want it, I suggest buying it as soon as you're able. You will be able to buy him from a shop in the Game Menu.
OMGZilla Pet (Everyone, 2000 ACs)
OMGZilla Battle Pet (Legend Only, 2000 ACs)
Oh but he's not done yet! Both versions of zardface come with SIX quests for his new owner. Each of the quests (which all look pretty tough. Not as tough as I'd make them but still...) give a nice chunk of gold and XP but you also have a chance of getting a SPECIAL QUEST ITEM!
OMGZilla Quest Drops:
Kaiju Slayer Sword (Everyone, 0 AC tagged for storage, 10% quest drop chance)
Kaiju Slayer Staff (Everyone, 0 AC tagged for storage, 10% quest drop chance)
Kaiju Slayer Polearm (Everyone, 0 AC tagged for storage, 10% quest drop chance)
Kaiju Slayer Daggers (Everyone, 0 AC tagged for storage, 10% quest drop chance)
OMGZilla Tail (Everyone, 0 AC tagged for storage, 10% quest drop chance)
OMGZilla Tail & Spikes (Everyone, 0 AC tagged for storage, 10% quest drop chance)
X-TREME PEOPLE WHO HAVE POWERS ABOVE AND BEYOND THAT WHICH GENETICALLY TYPICAL PEOPLE POSSESS WHO MAY OR MAY NOT BE REFERENCES TO A RECENTLY RELEASED MOVIE ABOUT A POPULAR COMIC BOOK FRANCHISE EXCEPT FOR THAT ONE WHO WAS THE RESULT OF A SUPER SOLDIER EXPERIMENT!
That shop went live in the middle of the week but if you're one of those people who only check in on Friday for the release then you didn't know that. Like I always say, "If I ain't seen it then it's new to me!"
DOUBLE XP WEEKEND!
It's a three day weekend for many of here in the United States, so the AQW team has decided to give DOUBLE XP all three days! Have fun and be safe.
On a personal note, Monday is Memorial Day. It's a day when we, as a nation, remember the brave men and women who have fallen in the line of duty. Everyone has their own opinion about how our nation uses its military might but one thing upon which we can all agree is that it takes undeniable courage to risk and lose your life doing what you see as your duty. I'd like to thank all of those who have answered the call to serve and offer my sincere sympathy to those who have lost friends, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers or children in that noble pursuit.
May 21, 2014
The Eye of Chaos Sees All
An ill-wind blows through Lore, and Chaos is on the rise! Seek throughout Lore for the special item that will reveal a secret about the upcoming Lords of Chaos Finale! Changes are coming - whether they be good or bad remains to be seen.
It's watching you.
We've added a special limited-time drop to the Chaos Dragon in /castleroof - the Cry of Chaos axe! Slay the dragon for a chance to get the axe. Hold onto it, and sometime next week, its in-game description will change to reveal a secret about the upcoming chaos finale. Talk to Beleen in Battleon to start the hunt!
November 20, 2013
AQW's Nightmare Moglin Levels Up in Real Life!
In Lore, you don't GET presents for your birthday, you GIVE them! And that's why you should head to Battleon now: Memet, AQW's assistant game lead, has a chest shop full of cutely-creepy (also terrifyingly-adorable if you are scared of dolls or clocks) gear to say thank you for playing AQW!
Memet's apprentice, Blade, made her a very appropriately-scary gift!
Memet started working for Artix Entertainment in the Player Support department... until we saw how amazing she was as an artist and kidnapped her! After Cysero transferred to the BattleGems team, Memet leveled up to AQW's assistant game lead, helping with art, writing, and release design.
Wish her a Happy Birthday on Twitter, then head to Battleon to check out the gear in her shop:
- Clockwork Doll armor
- Clockwork Dolly morph helm
- Clockwork Doll Key +5 (gives 5% bonus to gold when equipped!)
- Clockwork Doll Bowler and Locks helms
- Clockwork Doll Key cape
This Week's Releases!
Prepare to face the Turdrakolich next Wednesday by stuffing your face AND your inventory with sweet gear TOMORROW! Login Thursday night to beat down the Turdraken and mash the monsters attacking the Cornycopia to earn a feast full of rewards!
Oishii's thankful for Lore's heroes!
Then log in this Friday to unlock a portal to the Chaos Realm, create a guidestone, and battle your way through the Chaos Realm to the heart of Drakath's Lair! You'll also be able to check out our shop full of Doctor Who-themed gear AND go on Quibble's quest into simulations of Lore's past, present, and future!
November 14, 2013
Quibble Coinbiter Returns Friday!
If you've seen Quibble appear before, you know he brings incredible gear themed after the next Chaos Lord Saga... and since we only have ONE left, that means his gear will be Chaos-themed!
Will you join in the Chaos... or destroy it?!
Coming in tomorrow's Quibble shop:
- Chaos Reaper armor set
- Shadowscythe Inquisitor armor set
- Chaos Miasma sword, daggers, and polearm
- Chaos Mage, Warrior, Rogue, and Healer armors
- Lunar Sandknight armor set (mirror Celestial Sandknight)
- Giant Warrior (mirror Dwarf Warrior)
Even the Shadowscythe are prepared to face Chaos!
Dates to Remember!
- Midnight tonight: the rest of the Luck of the Draw winners receive their prizes!
(Tuesday's release put us a bit behind schedule, but they'll all come tonight!)
- J6's Birthday shop leaves on Monday, November 18th
- Dage's Dragon Katanas leave the Carnival of Fortune merge shops in /wheel on Friday, November 15th
- 5th Birthday Rares shop, any items in BattleCon tagged "rare," quests to farm for Dragon Shinobi, and Ultra BrutalCorn battle leave Monday, November 18th
(You will still be able to buy the AC version of the Dragon Shinobi Class from Ragnar in Battleon)
- ALL of our Mogloween content leaves Monday, November 18th!
October 04, 2013
The Royal Wedding's Chaotic Conclusion!
Good King Alteon has been fighting Chaorruption since AQWorlds began, and THIS week, you will see how much of an effect Chaos has had on him! Log in now to play the conclusion of the Royal Wedding event, the rise of Swordhaven's Chaos Beast... and the beginning of the most Chaotic chapter in AQWorlds' history!
We had planned to finish the wedding release in one week last week. This week's storyline release IS a bit shorter than usual, but had we not split last week's release into two parts, we would not have been able to put nearly as much effort into this week's cutscenes as we did. I'd rather do them right than do them quickly! (Especially when the reactions to the release have been so emotional!)
Ghost, our lead animator, drew his reaction to what he did this week:
Sad Ghost felt ALL the feels!
Make sure to tweet your reactions to the storyline to @ArtixKrieger and @Alina_AE so we can keep track of how many feels you have felt! You can also share your reactions on the AQW Facebook page or our forum!
The new loading screen is live, too!
In addition to finishing LAST week's release THIS week, we also released:
Enjoy the beginning of the REAL Chaos in Swordhaven... and the rest of Lore!
October 04, 2013
Unlock Blood ShadowCaster with a 3 Month Membership!
Become a Blood ShadowCaster to command the darkest of the magical arts: Blood magic! Will you sacrifice the blood of your friends and enemies to become more powerful? Will you do what must be done to ensure that you CAN control your own destiny?
Starting today, October 4th, at 12 PM server time (Noon), upgrade with a 3 month membership package to unlock the Blood ShadowCaster set!
Much the same way we did versions of the Lightcaster for ACs and membership, we've done the same for the Shadow Sorcerer / ShadowCaster, but with a different color palette for the separate sets. Find details on the Shadow Sorcerer 5k AC package here!
Where Can I Get It?
You can upgrade your account in any of the following places:
- Through your game menu, using the in-game payment system. Click on the Treasure Chest at the bottom of your screen to bring the menu up!
- Using the payment page at AQ.com!
- On our Portal Site, under the AQWorlds game packages section.
Get ALL the gear: ! armor, 5 wings, 5 helms, and 2 staffs when you purchase the 3 month membership. Each item is 0 ACs for free storage and the package come with a character page badge!
To find the gear:
- Open your Book of Lore
- Click the Badges section
- Go into the "Other Badges" section
- Scroll until you see the BloodCaster badge
September 30, 2013
We Have SO MUCH For You This Week
I'm going to keep this short, because the team has got a LOT of work to do if we're going to get everything out on time! Make sure to check out the current Reminders Design Notes post to stay up to date.
Can't handle the chaos... or so many releases!
Monday, September 30th
That is TODAY!
- Later tonight, the limited time gear in the Wheels of Doom and Destiny merge shops will be leaving... permanently. If you haven't gotten your "Skulls and Doom" or "Ancient Skulls and Doom" blades yet, now's the time!
Merge your Fortune Potions from the Wheels to create these blades!
- Check out our Pumpkin Carving Contest! Read Beleen's Design Notes for more information.
- Our Friday the 13th maps become Legend-only until December, when we have another Friday the 13th event!
Tuesday, October 1st
5th Upholder begins! Upgrade your account to get a sweet character page badge, access to FIVE Star Swords, and all the Legend-only perks you always get! (Like a free spin on the Wheel of Doom or Destiny, pets, exclusive storylines, and more!) If you already have an upgraded account and the upgrade will be active - or expires - on November 1st, then congratulations, you're already a 5th Upholder!
Legion Star Sword not pictured.
If you were an Upholder before and lost access to your Star Sword, never fear! You'll be able to go into your Book of Lore Upholder badge and access the shop to get it once more! We've had a LOT of people ask us to do this over the years, and now it is finally happening!
If you supported AQWorlds from the start as a Founder, you'll be able to access ALL of the Founder dragon pets... including this year's Green Armored and Galactic Armored Dragon pets!
Wednesday, October 2nd
Treasure Map time! Talk to Cleric Joy in Battleon to purchase a Treasure Map. Then use the clue in the item's description to find the location of the treasure hidden somewhere in-game.... and access ALL of the gear we've EVER added to the shop, plus the new Royal Dragoon set!
X marks the spot for treasure beyond measure!
Thursday, October 3rd
Run around corraling the server hamsters desperately trying to flee from the Friday insanity!
Friday, October 4th
Hang on to your helms, it's going to be a BIG release!
- Quibble's Talk Like a Pirate Day shop leaves! Last chance to get all of his awesomely piratical gear!
- The Blood Shadowcaster set arrives with the 3 month membership! If you purchase this package in October, you are automatically a 5th Upholder!
- All the previous year's Mogloween events return! Get your trick or treat ON!
- BattleMage Class releases! Memet will do a skills writeup later this week.
- Chaos War rares shop leaves... forever! (The Chaorrupted Locked Blades will NOT go rare.)
- We continue the Swordhaven Chaos Saga where we left off last week. If you haven't caught up yet, DO IT NOW! The cliffhanger ending was EVIL!
September 03, 2013
It’s Tuesday. Feels like Monday. Excited about Friday!
OH YAY! Thank goodness I found you here. I’ve got a bunch of stuff I want to share with you because this week—and the next few weeks actually—are going to FLY BY sooo fast because…well… just take a look at what’s going on this week aaaaaand I’ll fill you in with more details soon…ish.
Wheel of Doom
Ladies and Gentleman! Berserkers and Guardians! Step right up and take a spin on the Wheel of Doom. Don’t be shy—every spin wins a prize!
When you /join doom, enter Swaggy’s friendly-looking tent and give the Wheel of Doom a spin. Want to find out more? Click this link here and Alina will explain everything to you. For wheel =D
Siege the Day
Despite your best efforts, Swordhaven continues to be consumed by Chaos! We cannot let Chaos win, Hero!
Looks like we need to take a different approach to defeating Chaos… so how about a minigame?! This Friday evening, defend the kingdom of Swordhaven in a ‘Castle-Defense’ style minigame. I just hope you can save the city from the Chaotic Siege!
Happy Birthday Aranx!
Everyone’s favorite Archangel Aranx is ascending into another year older! In order to celebrate, Aranx wishes to share with YOU his glorious Fallen Amadis Armor Set.
On Friday evening, you can become one of Aranx’s Fallen Amadis—who fights for Good or Evil, your choice!—and test your angelic aptitude against the forces of Chaos.
A Pirate’s Sneak Peak
Talk Like a Pirate Day only be a few short weeks away, but Solrac wants t’give all ye landlubbers ‘nd scallywags a sneak-peek at…
Galactic Naval Commander Armor Set!
Avast! This Naval Commander be out of this world, matey. Ye might be able to plunder s’more pirate spoilers on Solrac’s Twitter… if me doesn’t steal them for the Design Notes first!
xoxo (skulls and crossbones?) Beleen
August 29, 2013
Ride into Battle Against Chaos in Swordhaven!
Someone - or someONES - are making sure that NO ONE in Swordhaven can ignore the peril they are in. As Chaorrupted creatures begin to invade, King Alteon will need YOU to command the defense of the city.
Chaos vs King vs Hero
Talk to Denara, Royal Archivist, to gain the knowledge you need to defend the city, then head into the sewers to investigate one of the main sources of Swordhaven's infection.
Battle Chaos Bandits, Chaos Spy-Eyes (with NEW attacks from Arklen!), and descend into the creepily-Chaorrupted depths of Swordhaven's ancient, abandoned sewer system to take on the virulent Sludgelord!
Quibble's Final Swordhaven Update
As the AE team rides into Dragon*Con tomorrow, YOU can ride into battle against Chaos this Friday atop a Raptor or a Yokai Battle-dragon! Talk to Quibble in Battleon to get your own Raptor Rider, DragonKhan Rider, and (if Nulgath can harness the dark power to stop time) ArchFiend Dragon Rider!
- Raptor Rider
- Raptor Skull Helm
- Flaming Raptor Helm
- Horned Raptor Helm
- Raptor Rider Hood
- Raptor Commander Lance
- Raptor Commander Blade
- DragonKhan Rider
- DragonKhan Band
Quibble's Swordhaven shop and all its rare gear will be leaving Battleon in two weeks on Friday, September 13th!
Dark Dragon of Doom?!
Memet scrawled a note on the Whiteboard of Scrying. She's seen something doomtastic coming to the Wheel of Doom this weekend: the Dark Dragon Morph! Watch the Design Notes for more previews!
August 19, 2013
Back to Schooling Monsters!
Happy Monday! Some of our fellow heroes have returned to School today (buff those INTELLECT and WISDOM stats, smarty pants!)… but AdventureQuest Worlds has a bunch of monsters that need schooling, too! We have lots to cover in today’s Design Notes… so let’s begin =D
GameStop and Go!
Do you live in the United States and have a GameStop nearby? Do you want to unlock epic features like all the other Legends in AQWorlds? AND you want an exclusive item set to show off your Legendary status and make the noobs jealous? GREAT—and here’s how!
Due to an overwhelming demand, we have extended the exclusive GameStop offer until Sunday, August 25. So when you’re out shopping for back-to-school items, swing by a GameStop and:
- Purchase an Artix Entertainment Game Card
- Return back home with your glorious plastic artifact
- Become a Legend by following these instructions
- Unlock the Combo Breaker Armor Set
- Become the (AQ)World’s greatest Combo Breaker
- Show off your C-c-c-combo Breaking Screen Shots on my Twitter and the AQWorlds Facebook Page!
Get up and go to the GameStop nearest you and become the greatest hero—or villain!—you were destined to become!
Wheel of Doom Coming Soon
Whispers amongst Yulgar’s Inn hint at something called the Wheel of Doom… which is said to award heroes and villains with super-hard-to-obtain items… including some that are no longer available. O____O
Wheely important information about the Wheel of Doom will roll out later today. Stay tuned for more info AND the release date!
Swordhaven is a safe haven to heroes of all levels… but has recently acquired Chaos! This Friday evening, it’s up to YOU and your friends to defend Swordhaven from the Chaorruption seeping in.
Gear up in your favorite Quibble Armor Set, sharpen your Empowered Magus Greatsword, and prepare for the impending Chaos arriving Friday night. And… if my ears haven’t been Chaorrupted… I heard news of Dragon Khan, Legion Raptor, and MAYBE Archfiend DragonRider armors coming to Quibble next week. *crosses fingers*
No Featured Artist Shop on Tuesday
Say WHAAAT? No Featured Artist Shop tomorrow? Yup. It’s true.
All good things must come to an end… but not forever, I assure you! With all of our new exciting developments in the works—Battle Gems, Guilds, Wheel of Doom, DragonCon, and the next Lord of Chaos—you favorite AQW artists are hard at work creating new items for your new adventures.
Tuesday’s Featured Artist Shops will resume in late September, which is only a few weeks away! Who do you think the next Featured Artist will be? Let’s see if you can guess correctly on my Twitter!
Until next time, Battle On hero!
August 08, 2013
What is a Quibble Coinbiter?
Quibble Coinbiter is everyone’s favorite sales Moglin, who travels far and wide, collecting never-before-seen Items to add to your impressive collection. That's right, his gear has never been seen in the world before, but he sells them used... How is this possible? Quibble has a connection with a slightly corrupt time-travel fairy who supplies him with items that have not even been created yet*.
Well hello there, Hero. Welcome to my treasure shop!
No one knows if—or when—Quibble’s Items will go permanently Rare, so your best bet is to get all the goodies in his shop just in case it’s the latter!
* Thinking about this should hurt your brain. It hurts mine!
When Does Quibble Coinbiter Arrive?
Quibble will be in the town of Battleon this weekend, selling most of his gear for AdventureCoins! He never stays in one place long and we have no idea when (or if) he will be back. Remember, he is not selling rares, he is selling items you are not even supposed to have**!
Honor Alteon, Battlemage and King of Swordhaven!
** I wonder... if the item's used, but never seen before... is the time travel fairy going to the future after you have discarded the weapon, taking it from you, and then coming BACK in time so Quibble to sell it to you before you ever found it***?
What Will Quibble Coinbiter Bring?
If you've seen Quibble appear before, you know that his arrival heralds the beginning of the next Chaos Saga... soTHIS time around, he's bringing gear from crafted in honor of your favorite people: King Alteon and Empress Gravelyn!
Tomorrow night, find the following armors in Quibble's shop:
- Royal Battlemage
- Glorified Spellsword of Light
- Shadowscythe Assassin
- Shadowfall Champion
- Spellsword of Light
- Chaotic Spellsword of Light
The Spellsword of Good, Evil, and Chaos sets!
Tomorrow night, find the following weapons in Quibble's shop:
- Magus Greatsword
- Empowered Magus Greatsword
- Magus Shortsword
- Poignant Blade
- Poignant Daggers
- Chaotic Doomblade
- and more!
Tomorrow night, find the following armors in Quibble's shop:
- Magus Mantle
- Magus Spellcrown
- Magus Battlecrown
- Glorified Spellsword Locks and Helm
- Spellsword Cloak
- Spellsword Locks and Helm
- Chaotic Spellsword Wings
- Chaotic Spellsword Locks and Helm
- Shadowfall Champion Helm
The Chaos War Returns Tomorrow!
Drakath has been patient long enough; starting tomorrow night, the Chaos War returns to Lore! Because we had to remove the war unexpectedly****, the war rares shop also left before we'd promised. The Chaos War rares shop will leave in two weeks, but the Chaorrupter Blade (which does more damage to Chaos monsters) will NOT go rare!
Sir Vant asks you to hurry to Swordhaven!
As Chaos rages across Lore, Drakath's attention is falling on Swordhaven, King Alteon's capital city. Quell the chaorruption wreaking havoc around the land, then hurry to Swordhaven NEXT Friday to begin the 12th Chaos Lord Saga!*****
**** The server hamsters REALLY do not like being watched by Chaos eyes...
***** Note: you will need to have completed ALL of the previous Chaos zones to begin the Swordhaven Chaos Saga.
July 19, 2013
Unlock the Legendary Hero Class when you Upgrade!
Since AdventureQuest Worlds began in 2008, we have always called our upgraded players "Members." That's pretty easy to understand, because they buy memberships to unlock exclusive gear, content, and bonus extras (like server boosts) ... AND help keep the servers running (and the developers fed)!
Get 15% MORE Class Points and REP all weekend!
Without the support they give the game, we would not be able to stay online or allow free players to enjoy the full main storyline and unlimited access to our servers. That's why we keep releasing new gear, storylines, and challenge fights that only they can access.
Unlock exclusive content when you upgrade!
But earlier this year, we stopped and thought to ourselves... "Hunh. All of our other games have AWESOME names for their upgraded players. We should, too!" As one of my Twitter followers put it, "Member sounds like something you become at Sam's Club." And he was right. So a couple months ago, we started preparing to make the change...
From Member to Legend!
From now on, we will begin referring to our upgraded players as Legends. You'll also hear AQW Legends, Legends of Lore, and Legendary Heroes. Why did we make the change? Because you haven't signed up for a book club... you are here to SAVE THE WORLD! And you need a name that reflects that.
Pictured: YOU! Our Legendary Hero!
That's why we created the Legendary Hero Class! Legendary Heroes favor Strength to guard their allies and Endurance to stay alive. Legendary Heroes gain mana when they: Strike an enemy in combat or are struck by an enemy in combat! So you know that no matter what happens in battle, you've got a way to regain the mana you need to demolish your opponents!
How To Get the Legendary Hero Class!
If you currently have an active upgraded account, then talk to Ragnar in Battleon (he's wearing the Class armor!) to open the Legend-Only Legendary Hero Class Shop! NEXT week, anyone who has EVER upgraded their account will find the Legendary Hero badge in their Book of Lore and can access the 0 AC Class AND armor from that shop!
Guide to Naming to AQW Heroes!
So... what will all the different types of players be called now?
- Upgraded players: Legends
- Upgraded players (active or in the past) and AC purchasers: "our supporters"*
- Free players: either "free players" or "heroes"**
* We've used this term since AQW started, and it won't change.
** We will not be using the term "non-Legends"
Thank you, Legends of Lore!
On behalf of the AQWorlds team and the rest of the Artix Entertainment family, I want to thank you for supporting us by purchasing Upgrades and AdventureCoins. I get to go to an AMAZING job each day, working with people who have become more than friends... and it's all because YOU support AQW.
We hope you enjoy the Legendary Hero Class (and all the other Legend-only perks!) because we couldn't keep making AQWorlds without your support! We are so grateful you've battled alongside us through the crazy-awesome releases of 2013, and we can't wait to begin the next Chaos Saga with your help!
So get ready for a Chaotic ride, because whispers are flying, and over the coming weeks, the beginning of the end of the Chaos Saga will start. The 12th Chaos Lord is almost ready to strike... and Drakath is keeping a close eye on you, Hero!
July 18, 2013
Beware the Whispers, Hero!
I am so glad our paths crossed! You do not know me, though you may think you remember who I am. We have never met, but I know you well. I know ALL of you well! And that is why I have traveled so far. I did not think to leave my grove, but when the letter came from Falconreach, I knew I had to travel FAST.
You never know when the whispers will come. The knowledge you need is inside you. The whispers of your past are only heard NOW.
Whispers are floating through the air. Chaos - or something claiming to BE Chaos - has begun talking directly to the Heroes of Lore.
Bells are ringing over Swordhaven. Bells no one can hear. Ringing ringing... ringing in the change to come.
They began in Swordhaven, but heroes across Lore have begun hearing them. They spread rumors of Chaos, of fear, of failure.
Dreams and blades and chicken eggs. Soon you will know how they feel.
Lady Celestia has always watched over Lore's heroes.
This has never happened before, and it is NOT a good sign. The stronger the Champion of Chaos grows, the more danger we are all in. I MUST see King Alteon before it is too late!
If you can hear this you have been targeted by Chaos. Your destiny is known.
Though I know the royal family is busy preparing for the coming ceremony, they WILL need to listen to me. The danger is only growing greater, and I fear that no dragon magic - or Dragon's magic - will be enough to save us unless we begin preparing NOW!
Chaos is like a cat. When you understand why you will be one step closer to conquering me.
You have done so much, and it is only because you have that we have a chance to triumph. We depend on you, Hero. Whatever you do...
I will leave you with one final thought... for now. Beware the doomsayers and nightmare children. Prophecies are only dangerous when they come true.
DO NOT listen to the whispers!
(It's been too long since I wrote a story Design Notes! Thanks for all the excellent feedback on this one, guys! Glad you enjoyed it. - Alina)
May 31, 2013
Fight Chaos with... more Chaos!
Hooray! It’s Friday! And you know what that means: a brand-new release in your favorite online adventure game!
So who is ready for a chaotic weekend full of quests and adventure?
Who is ready to save the world from the forces of Chaos?
And who is ready for a sneak peek at all the AWESOME items arriving tonight?!
Woah woah WOAAAH! Alright alright, here they come!
Oh man. I dig these Chaos looks. Since purple is pretty close to pink… does that make me pretty close to being Chaotic?
Tehehee… erm, I mean, mwahahaha =D
All these items—and more!—can be obtained during tonight’s release. Stay tuned for more updates!
February 02, 2013
Gear Up for your Next Adventure at HeroMart!
Embrace the Darkness with one of our limited-edition Empress Gravelyn Prints at HeroMart! This 8.5 x 11 semi-gloss art print of Gravelyn, Empress of the ShadowScythe, will overshadow any other art it is near.
Each special edition print comes with an exclusive in-game item, while purchasing both at once unlocks the Dark Empress Blade!
- Shadow Wraith (Pet).
- Shadow of Sepulchure (Cape).
Purchase both special edition prints:
- Shadow Wraith (Pet).
- Shadow of Sepulchure (Cape).
- BONUS Dark Empress Blade(Weapon).
Both of these prints were redesigned by Diozz_AQW.
Signed deluxe prints by Diozz are also available for purchase.
Who Is Gravelyn, Empress of the Shadowscythe?
One of AQWorlds' most beloved characters, Empress Gravelyn is the daughter of Sepulchure and leader of both the Shadowscythe AND the Evil faction of the Alliance against Chaos! She commands her skeletal warriors and legions of Evil players from her fortress in Shadowfall!
She sends a message to Drakath, Champion of Chaos:
"Beware, for one day Shadowfall will RISE again! The day I take to the skies... you die."
Who Will YOU Ally With: Good or Evil?
If you choose to ally with Evil, Embrace the Darkness and bow to Gravelyn, Empress of the ShadowScythe! Followers of King Alteon the Good must accept the Alliance with Gravelyn's Evil warriors... or go rogue like General Lionfang!
Once one of Good King Alteon's most loyal generals, Lionfang could not stand the idea of allying with Evil, and has accepted Chaos instead! Begin his story in our current Chaos Saga!
January 13, 2013
The 2013 Release Momentum Keeps Growing!
Strap on your hardest helm and equip your sharpest blade this Friday, because you're definitely going to want to see the next chapter in Lionfang's Chaos storyline - the updated and polished version of the Golden Onslaught War! You HAVE battled through the Blackhorn Tombs, right?
Last Friday's release took place in Lionfang's past (but you did not travel back in time. Try not to think too hard about the mechanics of that. Timey-wimey explanation!) Cysero's going to try to find time ("Heeeeeey time-travel fairies!") to build a timeline to make things easier to understand!
The team is ALSO going to be working on re-designing the town of Battleon (and Battleontown)! Current plans for the restructure include re-doing the Guardian Tower, updated town NPCs, FINALLY questing to unlock the pieces of the Blade of Awe and SO MUCH MORE!*
This project is HUGE and will take at least 2-3 Phases to complete, but work on Phase 1 begins this week!**
* Watch out for falling puns!
** Construction moglins are magic, and move so fast that the town's appearance is likely to change in the blink of an eye (or a server restart) once it is ready to release.***
*** Release date not set yet.
And to top off all the excitement, J6 and Beleen are planning out the next "J6 the Bounty Hunter" release! Speaking of J6... Don't forget to vote to send him into space in REAL LIFE!
January 12, 2013
And See How Your Ideas Make AQWorlds Happen!
AE is a company built on direct player feedback; we always want to know what you think of our plans and how we can make them even MORE awesome! We want to see your drawings, hear your ideas, and find out what YOU want to see come to AQWorlds next!
Sometimes though, things get so hectic that the ideas we throw out on Twitter, the forum, or Facebook never make it to all of you. So remember: For OFFICIAL announcements of what's coming in AQWorlds, read the Design Notes and the homepage!
You've already found them, so you're one step ahead! Anything not said here is not officially planned. It's an idea, a thought, a "would this be cool?"
And even after we've announced the release schedule, plans may change. Nothing is final until the servers restart. Because as much as we may WANT to do something, sometimes we find out that it's just not possible that week. So keep an eye on the Design Notes for progress updates as we find them out!
January 07, 2013
This Friday, Learn More About The Next Chaos Lord.
We introduced Maximilian Lionfang during AQW's very first birthday celebration event. Some of you know him as the leader of the dogmatic Golden Onslaught whose only goal is destroy any and all things EVIL, no matter what the cost.
This Friday, we are turning back the clock and re-introducing AQW to General Lionfang, before he took up his banner against evil. This quest takes place before the events of the first birthday event and NEXT week we get the pleasure of re-introducing the event with expanded content for those who missed out. It's kind of cool that we get to go back, touch up old stuff and bring it back to the game as a core element of a much larger storyline.
First, a little history about the Lionfang family.
Maximilian Lionfang and his younger brother Xavier were raised by their father, Darius who served for many years as a knight under King Slugwrath before joining General Alteon's rebellion and becoming a key player in the overthrow of the tyrannical king. Darius raised his boys to believe that you should stand up to evil wherever you meet it, but his guilt over his actions while serving under Slugwrath drove these teachings to extremes.
In the early years of King Alteon's reign Maximilian and Xavier both signed up as recruits under the good king but Maximilian rose quickly through the ranks by making a name for himself as someone who could get things done. Darius Lionfang was slain in a battle with the archlich Noxus in one of the first clashes between King Alteon's forces and those of the DoomKnight Sepulchure.
Xavier left the military to seek revenge for their father's death but Maximilian remained a loyal soldier thinking that the far-reaching hand of his majesty's army would prove a better tool in the battle against evil. His charisma and steadfast adherence to the cause of good earned Maximilian a General's banner and a fearsome loyalty from those who served under him but some of his soldiers whispered that he could take things too far. However, most knew how his father had died and thus turned a blind eye to his all-consuming hatred of Evil.
Now Maximilian is one of Good King Alteon's most trusted generals. When Drakath attacked and Sepulchure was destroyed, Lore saw that a new, powerful threat had arisen that could not be defeated by the forces of good or evil alone and the Great Truce between Good and Evil was formed. General Lionfang was charged with finding out all that he could about the nature of Chaos on Lore. For years he and his troops have scoured the land searching for clues and finally building Lion's Keep on the edge of Thunderforge, a dark and mysterious land north of Skullholm populated by numerous creatures who serve Empress Gravelyn.
His recent letters to his majesty hint that he might have found something in his search to battle Chaos in an ancient tomb called Blackhorn...
A New Contest Is Coming!
So I was talking with Artix and Alina and we came up with an idea. We were thinking that I might take a lot of my old rares and offer them up as prizes for some sort of drawing. My Alpha Pirate has just been gathering dust since I got it up to rank 10.
The contest that we're thinking of will be kind of similar to the old I Can Has Mod contest in that you will get to hang out with a mod or dev for a few hours and you'd also get to pick from a list of old rares that I and the other mods and devs have donated as prizes. That's where the similarities end.
There will be no wishing of any kind, other than the normal, fruitless kind that always happens.
You'll have to buy a ticket or a potion and have it in your inventory at the time of the drawing,Membership will get you 50 extra chances and each completed AExtra will get you 1 more chance to win. We'll do the drawing once a month and random winner will get the option of being named or remaining secret of they want.
We'll tell you more (like when the contest starts and what you need to have in your inventory to be in the contest) as soon as we figure out more details ourselves.
We are considering calling the contest SHUT UP AND TAKE MY RARES!
We have already discussed this idea on Twitter a little bit and I'm really impressed with so many old school players stepping forward and volunteering their own ancient rares for no reason other than they want to make someone else's day.
It's great to know that we have so many amazing players like you guys, but let's see how it goes with the devs and mods first :)
November 26, 2012
The Chaos Twins have BIG plans for you, Hero!
Shatter the chains that have trapped The Span's golems! War in /TheSpan rages, and your goal is to destroy Drakath's new army... and save the Chaos Lord! Once the war meter hits 100%, use the button on the war meter to go straight to the boss and take it down!
Doing the unexpected is what Xing and Xang do best!
Those who seek out Chaos will be happy with the rewards; for those ready to CRUSH Chaos, hold on to the Chaos Hourglass that drops from the monster. It will come in handy with Friday's release! Speaking of...
Friday: Chaos in Outer Space!
Mecha, monsters, and MASSIVE amounts of super-spaced out rewards await you in Friday's newest Chaos zone update. You'll need to gather and save what you can of Professor Iadoa's mind, battle the final Proto-Chaos Beast, and return home safely or your true destiny will never be realized!
Make sure your energy blades are charged!
NEXT week you will face the Chaos Beast AND the Chaos Lord... but first you'll need to conquer deep space... and an all-new miniboss!
Frostval is Coming in December!
You might have heard warnings that a cataclysmic something-or-other is about to strike, but what we should really be focusing on is... FROSTVAL! I don't know about you, but the AQW team LOVES this holiday!
Have you been a Good Hero... or an Evil Hero?
The cheer, the chill air, and all the presents we get to give!* Nothing's going to stop us from making this the biggest, best Frostval celebration yet! With you on our side, this is definitely NOT going to be just another day!
* Like bringing you Dage's Sword of the Legion Shop!
Treasure Chest Update!
Grab your inventories and check for treasure chests! If you've got any laying around, you'll want to log in this Friday because there will be all-new items available from the Treasure Chest quest. Members get two FREE Treasure Chest keys every month their upgrade is active; you'll need a Treasure Chest key to try for a reward!
Make sure to bring your Treasure Chest Keys!
Remember, you can get more Treasure Chest Keys from Twilly in Battleon with Adventure Coins, or just sell the unopened chests for a little extra gold if you don't want to see what is inside!