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Challenge sock

February 28, 2014

Hardcore Paragon Explained

Let's Be As Clear As Possible

First, some changes have been made to the Hardcore Paragon Pet being released later today. 

Hardcore Paragon Pet

After announcing the extreme challenge quest and rewards in YESTERDAY's DESIGN NOTES, we sat down and did a little math. As of yesterday the quest was to collect 13 drops at 2% drop rate, which would give you 66 legion tokens OR a 1% chance to get the Dual BladeMaster Katanas or the Living BladeMaster armor.

Impossible Rewards

Let's Look At The Numbers

Most of the time, winning battles against binky take an hour on average. 

2% means an average of 50 wins to get a drop. You needed 13 drops. 

13 X 50 = 650 runs, or 650 hours on average. 

The item drops are 1%, meaning it would take, on average, 99 quest completes to get one of them. 

650 X 99 = 64,350 hours, on average, to get one of the item drops. 

That is 7.3 years of straight playing without eating, sleeping, pooping or doing anything else. 

There is no accounting for luck, (and I just KNOW that some lucky turkey is going to get one of the drops on their first turn in) but still it seemed a LITTLE unreasonable to play a game longer than it's been alive to get a single quest drop. Granted, when you got it you would feel like a GOD but even Dage isn't that evil. 

Let's Fix The Numbers

Dage has requested that the drops be lowered to 1 rib, rather than 13. It's STILL a VERY HARDCORE quest requiring an average of 206 hours of gameplay, but a lot more possible to actually complete. The Legion Token reward has also been raised from 66 to 250 per turn in. 

A lot of people also pointed out last night (thank you) that while an optional hardcore quest seems like fun, the POINT of a Paragon Pet is to be able to farm Legion Tokens faster or at least easier then you could without the pet. It was a very good point. 

I've added a second quest (this one is a daily) that will require 20 drops (25% drop rate) off of the Ultra Chaos Warrior, but the reward is 100 Legion Tokens. Not the fastest way to earn Legion Tokens but faster by far than not having the a Paragon Pet. The quest and monster also both drop rather a lot of XP and gold so it's a good place to farm to approach max level. 

If you have 0 Tokens now, get the Hardcore Paragon Pet, complete his quest once a day for the next 20 days, you will have enough to get the Legion Token version of the new BladeMaster Class and still have time to spare before it goes rare. 

Dage has also created the LESSER CALADBOLG (which is just as powerful as the original but harder to get and with no glows or animations to cause lag) which has been added as another 1% drop to the Binky quest. 

Summary!

The Hardcore Paragon Pet is going into Dage's Birthday Shop later today. 

It has 2 quests: 

  1. FIRST QUEST: Collect 1 Rib from Binky (2% drop rate). Rewards: 250 Legion Tokens, or a 1% chance to get the Dual Blademaster Katanas, Living BladeMaster armor or the Lesser Caladbolg weapon. This quest is NOT a Daily.

  2. SECOND QUEST (DAILY): Collect 20 Chaorrupted Dark Fire samples from the Ultra Chaos Warrior (25% drop rate). Rewards: 100 Legion Tokens. 

The Hardcore Paragon Pet is showing up in Dage's Birthday Shop later today and will cost 2000 ACs like all of its brothers before it. 

ONCE AGAIN: This pet was made with HARDCORE players in mind. The first quest isn't unfair to anyone because it's not required and completely optional. This is a CHALLENGING quest for people who were asking for a CHALLENGE. 


Tags: Dage Paragon Pet Cysero

 

Sockcore

February 27, 2014

Hardcore Paragon Pet

How Hardcore Are You?

As many of you know, Dage The Evil's birthday is Sunday and we kicked off his birthday with a bang on Wednesday by releasing the new (eventually Rare) BladeMaster Class!

You can see my Class Breakdown HERE. Maybe you got it for ACs. Maybe you're an Undead Legion follower and you grabbed it for Legion Tokens. Maybe you're still farming Legion Tokens so you can get it before it goes rare in about a month. All good options. 

IF you're a loyal Undead Legionnaire then it's fair to assume that you're a pretty Hardcore Player, but exactly how Hardcore Are you? 

The Hardcore Paragon Pet Club (No Whiners Allowed)!

Tomorrow, we will be adding a bunch of new stuff to Dage's Birthday Shop but my favorite is the Hardcore Paragon Pet!

There would be a 
picture of it here but
Dage hasn't finished
the art for it yet.

Like most Paragon Pets, this one comes with a quest. Since I've been covering for Alina during her well-earned holiday, I've seen a LOT of you saying that Legion Tokens were too easy to farm and you wanted a REAL challenge. So I made one for you. 

WARNING: If the impossible scares you, just crawl back into your casual-gamer hole right now. 

The Hardcore Paragon Pet comes with 3 possible rewards. 

  • 66 Legion Tokens (we might raise that, considering...)
  • The BladeMaster Dual Katanas

Dual BladeMaster Katanas

  • or The Living BladeMaster armor. 

Living BladeMaster Armor

You asked for a challenge so here it is: You will get 66 Legion Tokens each time you finish the quest unless you get one of the items. Each of the items is a 1% drop (0 AC for storage, naturally) from the quest. In order to complete the quest, you will need to collect 13 Ribs from Binky the ungodly-powerful, nasty-as-frak unicorn monster and each rib only has a 2% Drop rate. 

You read that right. 2% chance to get a rib, IF you manage to kill the unkillable Binky. Collect 13 ribs to complete the quest. 1% chance that you'll get one of these items, making them two of the rarest items EVER in AQW.

Sound impossible? Some say it is. Some say it's not worth buying the pet. That's fine. It isn't for them...

It's for YOU. I made this quest as hard as I could think without making it literally impossible for those few of you who say that the game has become too simple... who say that even Drakath is too easy and you need a REAL challenge. 

Remember: This quest is NOT REQUIRED AT ALL. Complaining about it is like complaining about a test you don't have to take. Accepting this challenge will require you to spend 2000AC on the pet but if you're really a HARDCORE player, then this is just exactly what you've been asking for.

Good luck and godspeed, adventurer. 

Sounds Dumb, What Else Ya  Got?

Fair enough. Also coming in the shop will be the Legion DreadRider armor (800 ACs) and helm (90 ACs)...

DreadRider

... The DreadMarch Armor (500 ACs or 500 Legion tokens), helm (90 ACs or 90 Legion Tokens and cape (250 ACs or 250 Legion Tokens)...

DreadMarch Armor Set

... And finally some items that we missed in the initial BladeMaster release: BladeMaster Hood (90 ACs), BladeMaster Wraps (9000 Gold for everyone), BladeMaster Horns (90 ACs), the BladeMaster Mask (Legend only, 9000 gold) and the BladeMaster Cape (animated, 250 ACs).

BladeMaster Helms

Something About A Free, Signed Poster?

Thanks for reminding me. Once the BladeMaster Class goes rare (again, in a month or so) we will be looking through everyone who has it (AC or Legion TOken version, both work) and drawing a name at random. That lucky Legionnaire will recieve a free Undead Legion Poster signed by Dage The Evil. We'll even pay the shipping. 

Dage Art Neuveau

What Else Is Happening Tomorrow? 

That's not enough? 

No, That's Basicaly Just A Shop.

OK, true. We also have our Mardi Gras/Carnival Big Bad Voodoo Event! There will be beads and dark magic and some colorully attired undead. It's not something that you want to miss beacuse of all those things I just mentioned. Especially the last one. 

See ya tomorrow! 


Tags: Dage Birthday Paragon Cysero

 

Sock The Evil

February 25, 2014

BladeMaster Class

Dage's Early Birthday Present!

Everybody (except a pirate) loves a Ninja. Every team has a master of stealth. G.I. Joe has Snake Eyes. Cobra has Storm Shadow. The Autobots (G1) have Mirage. The Thundercats have Tigra. AE has Thyton and the Undead Legion has the BladeMaster. 

This is the NEW CLASS coming TOMORROW in the first wave of Dage's Birthday Shop. 

BladeMaster

Dage's actual birthday isn't until Sunday but Dage wanted to release this early so you would have time to rank it up before the day arrives. But what is a BladeMaster without his or her blades? 

BladeMaster Weapons

Pictured above, from left to right, you can see:

  • The BladeMaster Fauchard (sword, 50,000 gold, Legend Only)
  • The BladeMaster Katana (sword, 250 AC)
  • The BladeMaster Sword (sword, 50,000 gold for everyone)
  • The BladeMaster Dual Weapons (Dagger, one in each hand, 300 AC)

Dual Weapons

There are 2 ways to get the class:

  • BladeMaster Class (2000 ACs)
  • BladeMaster Class (2000 Legion Tokens)

Dage wanted a way for his dedicated followers to get the class through blood, sweat and tears. Both versions of the class and the weapons are all going RARE, but that won't be for at least a month so you have time to get those Legion Tokens. 

But let's stop kidding ourselves. We're all here to see what the class has to offer other than a pretty face. Balancing testing classes and writing class breakdowns were always some of my favorite parts of the job while I was working on AQW, so I'm very happy to be able to do it again in my week filling in for the vacationing Alina. Without further ado, I present the...

BLADEMASTER CLASS SKILLS BREAKDOWN

Dage had a lot to say about the development of this class. He wanted it to be stealthy and roguelike but unquestionably strong considering its rare nature. It is definitely a powerhouse and if you use it right, you're pretty close to unstoppable. 

Normally I suggest a build and encourage you to play around and find a build that works for you but, this time, If you're not using Thief Enhancements then you are wasting your own time. The class THRIVES on Dodge so all you want is Dexterity. 

Some of the skills are fast and others are slow but what you want to balance here it your MANA usage to really master this class. You'll see what I'm talking about .

 NUKITSUKE

1.75 second cooldown

A blade strike from the hilt, fast enough to hit before your opponent gets a chance to act..

Did you catch that? This is your autoattack but it goes off every 1.75 secs, not the standard 2 secs. Being built on the rogue MANA regen model, you get MANA back with every auto attack, so this keeps the MANA flowing in at a faster rate than any other class that does this. 

 BLADEFURY

15 MANA, 9 second cooldown

Unleash a fury of steel striking at up to 4 targets.

This is your only AoE (area of effect) attack. You have to have them grouped pretty tightly but this can pull 4 enemies onto you at once. Sounds like a bad idea? WRONG.

Again, this model of class generates MANA from every auto attack, but also from every Dodge that you manage to pull off. You also get Health back every time you dodge. If your build is sufficiently Dex heavy, then you will be dodging at least 4 enemies at a time with this skill, giving you life and the juice you need to keep stabbing monster face from every direction.

This is not the strongest attack but can help whittle down the group at a friendly pace. Don't want to kill them too fast or you lose your MANA/HP generators. 

 UKE NEGASHI

20 MANA, 25 second cooldown

A technique used to deflect incoming attacks and strike back at your target. Grants Evasion increasing dodge by 20% and critical strike chance by 10%.

Another slow cooldown but this power will become your bread and butter. 20% Dodge, on top of what you're already generating means more survivability, more MANA and more HP for you. 10% bonus crit means more damage AND more MANA since Crits generate additional MANA. 

IT'S MANAFEST 2014 UP IN HERE! 

 SEVER

25 MANA, 9 second cooldown

Deals moderate damage and disables your opponents ability to fight back significantly reducing all damage they deal for the next 5 seconds.

Decent damage here. This will probably end up being your main damage skill due to the cooldown, which means it will probably be where most of your MANA goes, so watch it. In addition to doing decent damage, it also nerfs your enemy's damage for 5 seconds adding even more to your survivability.  

 KEEN REFLEXES & TECHNIQUE

Rank 4 passives

Increases critical strike damage 20% and dodge chance by 15%

Increases dexterity by 10%

20% more Crit Damage which just goes straight into butt-kicking and 15% more Dodge which means more survivability, more MANA and more HP for you. 10% more Dex means the same. 

 NUKIUCHI

35 MANA, 10 second cooldown

Attempt to split your target in two with a powerful strike. Has a chance to stun your target for 2 seconds.

Here's your Nuke. This is a HEAVY damage attack. It eats a lot of MANA and has a pretty short cooldown for such a powerful attack so you'll be tempted to spam it, but you'll run out of juice very quickly doing that. Use it wisely, wait until the moment is right to strike. It also has a 50% chance to stun your target for 2 seconds which is just icing as far as I'm concerned. 

 TANDEN

Rank 10 passive

Increases dexterity and damage done by 10%

Does exactly what it says. More Dex and all the goodness that it brings with it and even more damage. 

Seems like this class would be a monster is PvP but I didn't get a chance to try it there personally so I'll be interested to hear your feedback. Between the dodge, the enemy damage debuff and a 50% stun chance there is NO reason that any BladeMaster should EVER die unless they want to go AFK to make a sandwich mid-fight. Even then, I'd say this beast has a pretty good chance of staying alive on autopilot until you come back, sandwich in hand. 

BladeMaster Female

UPDATE: I forgot to mention that the Essence of the Undead Legend will also be in the shop, as usual at the normal 2 MILLION gold pricetag. 

Enjoy and Happy Birthday Dage The Evil! 

MORE BIRTHDAY MADNESS FRIDAY

Friday Dage's Birthday Shop will be getting even more items!

  • NEW Legion Pet with Legion Token Quests (Quests for owner only, 2000 AC)
  • Legion Dragonrider Armor (800 ACs)

Dage mentioned that he might (or might not) add some items next week too, depending on his time. 

This Friday we also have our brand new Mardi Gras/Carnival event coming. Time to see if you've got the voodoo in you.


Tags: Cysero Dage Birthday Shop BladeMaster Class

 

Frostmoglin

December 27, 2013

The Devastation of Frostfang

Did you think you were done?

The war is over, and the allies of Frostvale have beaten back Dage's army of icy monsters. But has good really prevailed? Even as the good heroes of Lore fought to save Frostval, they were really helping Dage realize his ultimate goal, and unleash...

That's one big dragon.

Unfortunatly, Frostfang is pretty much slaughtering everyone indiscriminately, so regardless of which side you fought on during last week's war, you'll need to take this big guy out. /join darkwinter and talk to Yorumi or Issik to get started!

And reach level 60 while you do it!

Yep, it's that time again! We've raised the level cap to 60, allowing you to be even stronger and battle even deadlier monsters! If you need help leveling up, visit Yulgar's Daily Quest Board. New level 55+ enhancements will also be coming later tonight.

Quibble, War Shop, & Countdown to the New Year!

As promised, since the war has ended, some of the items that did not make it into the merge shop will be purchaseable for ACs from the new Darkwinter War Shop. So if you didn't get that awesome sword you wanted so bad... now's your chance!Complete your set!

Quibble Coinbiter also has some new items to offer, including:

  • Bleakwind Rogue armor
  • Bleakwind Hood
  • Bleakwind Locks
  • Interfector Blade
  • Black Mage Hat

And we'll be starting up the New Year Evolution Shop! One new item will be released each day until January 1, 2014, at which point you'll have a chance to get...

Evolved Dark Fiend!

Other goodies include:

  • Evolved Barbaric Blade
  • Evolved Legendary Magma Sword
  • Evolved Phoenix Blade
  • Frost Kingslayer sword
  • Frigid Staff Of The North
  • North Star mace
  • Grievous Affliction sword
  • Cataclysmic Staff
  • Staff of Tribulation


Tags: Frostval New Year Dage Frostfang Memet

 

War Moglin

December 20, 2013

The War for Frostval

Fight to Save Frostval - or Destroy It!

Tonight, a darkness descends over the land and threatens to destroy Frostval - a darkness named Dage! As a Hero of Lore, it's up to you to fight the forces of evil and save the holiday season! Or, if you're loyal to Dage, you can help him turn winter into the season of bleakness and despair that it was always meant to be.

Dage just has a different way of celebrating!

Sounds great! Where do I sign up?

There are two ways players can fight in this war. When you /join darkwinter, you'll be able to join a special PVP map, where you can battle other players to save (or destroy) the holiday season! Or, if PVP isn't your thing, completing quests for either Yorumi or Issik the Vile will also help fill the war meter.

Step it up, Evil! Good's kicking your butts!

However you choose to fight, you'll be collecting the souls of the good (if you're evil) or evil souls (if you're good) that can be used to buy items in the Darkwinter Good and Evil Merge shops. But there's a catch! We'll be adding new items to both shops each day, but only the winning side will be able to unlock access to their shop's items!

Here's how it works.

But don't panic. The meter will only be tracking daily progress, so it will reset every day to give both factions a fighting chance at the loot. So if you lost yesterday, you can still win today! And even if your side loses, don't despair! You'll still be able to buy one of your daily items for ACs at the end of the event. (On days that have more than one item, that means the second item will be gone forever!)

Some of the merge gear you'll fight to unlock!

Check out Dage's Darkwinter Rare Merge Shop too!

Members of Dage's Legion will be able to purchase this awesome holiday-themed Dage gear for a limited time!

Ho, ho, ho.

  • Holiday Paragon Plate armor
  • Holiday Paragon Helm
  • Legion Doombringer sword
  • Legion Neko Waif-er helm
  • Legion Neko Waif-ette helm

Releases still to come!

There is SO MUCH happening that we couldn't release it all at once! Here's what comes out later tonight:

  • Holiday Paragon armor and helm drop from the Wheel AND are in the merge shop NOW!
  • Holiday Paragon Pet in the Dage War Rares shop releases
  • Lovecaster Class (if you have the Lovecaster armor from Beleen)
  • Lothalis' Birthday shop in the game menu


Tags: Memet Frostval Dage Dark Winter

 

November 07, 2013

Special Event: Luck of the Draw!

Grand Prize: Fallen Warlord Set by Dage the Evil!

Feelin’ lucky? I hope so—because every time you spin the Wheel of Doom and the Wheel of Destiny until 12 AM November 11, 2013 (11/11 midnight server time), you will be entered into the Luck of the Draw prize pool! /Join Doom to talk to Swaggy and spin the Wheel of Doom. Likewise, /join Destiny and talk to Shiny to spin the Wheel of Destiny! Pull the lever, see your reward, and get a chance to win!

Luck of the Draw Event in online adventure game

Every spin is tracked, and once the event ends on November 11, we will put together a list of the winners and put prizes directly into their inventories!

Prizes!!?!!

Oh yes, there will be prizes. Epic prizes aplenty! The grand prize winner—the luckiest hero or villain in ALL of AQWorlds—will receive the Fallen Warlord Armor Set, custom made by Dage the Evil!

Fallen Warlord Armor set

1,000 other prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • 2nd prize: 25 winners - Exclusive armor
  • 3rd prize: 50 winners - Exclusive weapon
  • 4th prize: 75 winners - Exclusive weapon
  • 5th prize: 100 winners - Exclusive weapon
  • 6th prize: 250 winners - Exclusive weapon
  • 7th prize: 500 winners - Exclusive weapon

And EVERY time you spin the Wheel of Doom or Destiny, you automatically get prizes: 10,000 gold, a 1 hour XP Boost, and a Fortune Potion, PLUS a chance for a very special extra prizes. So like, everyone wins every time, AND you’re entered into the Luck of the Draw event. Win… win.. and WINNING!

This Event Ends Next Week!

GASP! What are you still doing here reading this?! You only have until midnight on November 11 to be eligible to win these awesome prizes. In game, type this into the chat bar to automatically be taken to your wondrous wheel of fortunes!

/join doom

/join destiny

Best of luck to you hero, and may your luck shine as bright as your smile =D

xoxo Beleen


Tags: Beleen Luck Wheel of Doom Wheel of Destiny Event Dage

 

July 22, 2013

The Final Judgment!

Travel to the Plane of Judgment this Friday

You have fearlessly fought across the Isle of Fotia. Then you dove deep into the dark depths of the Underworld and confronted the 9 Guilty Joys. You traversed the River Acheron with Charon the Ferryman, defeated the Styx Hydra, and slayed Dage’s 3-headed hound Cerberus.

Hydra Battle 

The gates leading into Dage’s kingdom will finally open Friday evening! Stroll through the surreal Field of Asphodels, survive the Vale of Mourning, and meet the 3 Judges of the Underworld: Rhadamanthys, Minos, and Aeacus!

Judges of the Underworld

The brave heroes who meet Dage’s Judges will be fairly trialed… in accordance to Dage’s understanding of “fair.” You will be judged on:

  • your overall performance as a hero or villain
  • Dage’s standards as a Dark Lord
  • and on your relationship to Dage!

The 3 Judges guard the entrance to Dage’s Palace. Only if you prove your worth to them will you possibly gain admittance to the Dark Lord’s throne!

Oh and OF COURSE there’s going to be epic item rewards for the victorious.

Speaking of Victory…

We’ve got a bunch of sweet loot headed your way!

  • Tuesday’s Featured Artist Shop: Solrac!
  • Rare Dage items arriving Friday
  • Combat Dage’s Rares with Nulgath’s Rares on Friday
  • New quests for new gear in Tercessuinotlim
  • MechQuest Finale Shop & quests 

Evil vs Evil!

Find the Archfiend Armor (NOT the Class), Blade, and more in Nulgath's Rares shop this Friday! The Legend-onlyFiendish Blade BattlePet and other gear for ALL players will be added to quests in the /Tercessuinotlim map Friday, too!

Talk to Dage in Battleon or in the Soulforge for the Undead Legion Rares shop! Members of the Undead Legion will be able to quest for Legion-exclusive gear (got your Legion Tokens ready?)!

Looks like you’ve got A LOT to do before release Friday night! If you haven’t already, catch up on Dage’s Underworld adventures by /join fotia, travel to /join tercessuinotlim to embark on Nulgath’s insane zone, and head to MechQuest.com and play through the beginning of the finale!

Next Week: Quibble Arrives

Everyone’s favorite traveling sales Moglin has just booked his ticket back to Battleon! Next week, Quibble will bring a bunch of never-before-seen items that will rock the entire (AQ)world.

Keep an eye on the Design Notes later this week for spoiler previews!

Until then… Battle on!

xoxo Beleen


Tags: Beleen Judgment Scorn Dage Nulgath

 

Boat Smasher

July 10, 2013

Crossing Over the Styx

The Ferryman of the Underworld Waits for You

Man has killed man since the beginning of time. Each new frontier brings more ways to kill, and more ways to die. Every man who comes down to me thinks that his civilization, his era, is the most important event the world has ever witnessed. Every single one.

Charon, Ferryman of the Underworld, waits for you.

And where did their strides lead them? What came of all their ridiculous progress, all of their petty atrocities? The knowledge that, in the end, you can’t take it with you. Just hope that you have enough to pay me. Hope and pray that you have enough to pay the Ferryman’s due.

No Fear, No Trouble

Today a stoic passes over. He emerged from the darkness of the riverside and pays his toll. He pays in coin, as he was buried according to the old ways. I let him onto my ferry. He causes no trouble. The stoics rarely do. I’ve always hated that. The recently dead should fight for life, not meekly surrender. No, that comes later.

The Final Defeat

Today a fighter dropped by. He was scared, but also brave. He faces being dead with the same bravado that he likely faces everything else with. The ones with fires in their hearts are my favorites. He has no coin to pay. I heft my oar. I will enjoy this.

No one battles Charon and lives, because they're already dead.

No Answer To Give

Today I receive a philosopher. It is a purely human convention to ask questions that have no answers. I hate that. I’ve never understood the point of ponder quandaries that lead nowhere. He is constantly talking, talking, talking. He asks so many questions. I ask him the only question that matters. As it happens, he doesn’t have the coin to pay my due. Before I give him my oar, he asks me if there is any such thing as eternity. I answer ‘Certainly not for you’. It has been a long time since I laughed like that.

Death Stare

Today an artist creeps aboard the ferry. He has the coin to pay. The artist doesn’t ask questions like the philosopher does, but he seems to be always thinking. The artist looks, studies, internalizes, and all without a sound. He’s looking at me and won’t stop, something I never could abide. I consider lifting my mask, but even I am not that cruel.

Take on the Hydra AND the three-headed guardian this Friday!

Waiting for YOU

In three day’s time, you will come through. You will stop at the riverside, seeking passage. But the underworld is not for the living. No matter how much you pay, no matter how desperate you are, I will never let you through. For you, there is no eternity. For you, there is no fight for life. For you, there is only me. And my oar.


Tags: Notsgnal Charon Dage Underworld Hydra Story Design Notes

 

Monday Maiden

June 24, 2013

The Start of the Week…

…is the beginning of many adventures!

Happy Monday! Glad to see you made it out of Grimskull’s Dungeons alive. Or perhaps you didn’t. Thank goodness for Respawn, amirite? =D

We’ve got a whole action-packed week ahead of us in our favorite fantasy MMO. Check out everything in store—and everything that’s leaving the stores, too—in this week’s AdventureQuest Worlds release write-up!

Tyronius’ Shop leaves Tomorrow

The countdown timer is ticking! Adorned with Blood Lord loot, Tyronius’ Featured Artist Showcase Shop in the Battleon Game Manu leaves Tuesday afternoon.

Become Tyronius' Blood Lord in online fun game

Now is your last chance to get the Blood Lord Plate Set before it goes rare! Blood Majesty Set, and the color-custom Abyssal Darkness Set will return the next time Tyronius has a featured artist shop (but we don't know when that will be)! There’s something for everyone in Tyronius’ shop!

Beleen’s Featured “Artist” Shop on Tuesday

Alright folks. Let’s get something straight: I am, by no means, what you would consider an “artist.” As a writer, my artist expression flourishes with an ink-dipped quill on lined canvas.

Quill and parchement for online fun game AdvetureQuest Worlds

But when it comes to straight lines, shading, colors, and animations… I just kinda DERP all over the place. A kindergartener draws better than I. At least THEY understand the fundamentals of painting a picture…

The First Derp Fish by Beleen

My first attempt at a "catfish." Props for making it uglier than the real thing.

However! For whatever reason, I have been granted with the power of DERP. I make ridiculous monstrosities DERP and HURP all over the place, and tomorrow you too will be blessed (or cursed?!) with my derpy creations.

Oh and don’t worry, it wouldn’t be Beleen’s Shop if there wasn’t any PINK! After hearing your suggestions on my Twitter, I have buffed a bunch of your favorite items with Adorableness (aka lots and lots of pink)!

My shop should have an item that perfect for you! So long as you aren’t Artix. Who is going to have a Chickecow once he sees my shop… ^o^

I’ll post some previews on my Twitter first…and then flood the Design Notes tomorrow morning with ZOMG SO MUCH NONESENSE!!11!1one!!

The Showcase Scoop

Each Tuesday, AQWorlds releases a special “Limited Time Featured Artist Showcase Shop” loaded with items that an Artix Entertainment artist creates using their own style and flair.

The Limited Time Artist Showcase Shop will feature a complete Item Set made by an Artix Entertainment artist, created in any manner they so choose. This shop encourages our wonderful artists to unleash their creativity and make some truly epic Armors, Weapons, Helms, and other Items for AQWorlds.

And because it’s called the Limited Time Artist Showcase Shop, the artist’s items will run for 1 week (Tuesday until Tuesday) with a new artist’s Showcased Items replacing the previous set.

At least one RARE item will be included in each artist’s showcased shop. All other items in the shop may or may not return at a later date—that’s all up to the artist! TheRare Item will always sell for AdventureCoins (free storage woohoo!) and will ONLY be available during that week.  

*We say every Tuesday… and we mean it! We’re ganna keep on releasing new Artist Showcase Shops every Tuesday until we run out of artists… or run out of coffee. 

DragonClaw Armor Set leaves Thursday

All good things must come to an end. Including the special offer DragonClaw Armor Set when you purchase any AdventureCoins package worth $4.95 USD or more!

DragonClaw Armor Set in fantasy game

DragonClaw set bids its farewell on Thursday, June 27, at 6pm EST. If you wanna taste the power of the Dragon, get your DragonClaw Set now AND get more AdventureCoins that you crave!

Color-Custom Shadowfire replaces DragonClaw

Do we have a deal for you! The Color-Custom Shadowfire Armor Set will become available after 6pm EST on Thursday, June 27, when you purchase 900 AdventureCoins or more!

Shadowfire Armor Set

The Shadowfire Armor Set includes:

  • Shadowfire Emperor Armor
  • Shadowfire Skull
  • Oppression Katana
  • Shadow Katana cape
  • Character Page Badge

Scorn Saga Continues Friday evening

Descend into Dage’s Underworld this Friday night! Now that the Volcano on the Isle of Fotia has frozen over, a path leading deep into the Underworld has opened.

Journey into Dage's Underworld in free online game MMO

The entrance to the Underworld harbors Underworld Souls and the monstrous personifications of Guilty Joys: Anxiety, Old Age, Fear, Hunger, Death, Disease, Sleep, Agony, and Grief. With the guidance of Aeneas the Warrior and Sibyl the Prophetess, you must find the Golden Boughs, defeat each Guilty Joy, and make your way past the Elm of False Hopes to reach the river Acheron!Golden Bough in online adveture game

Dage's Legion Champion Armor and Class!

To prepare for the coming Legion Champion Class, we are releasing the Legion Champion armor this week! It is only available to Legion Members, but as long as you ARE in the Legion, you can purchase the armor for AdventureCoins OR farm Legion Tokens to create it!

Rule the darkness!

Even MORE for you this week!

  • Summer Token Shop! (Previews go live today)
  • World War AQZ shop!
  • Treasure Chest update! (Members get two FREE keys to unlock them!)
  • Maya's Bestiary Writing/Drawing Contest!


Tags: Beleen Tyronius Monday Featured Artist Shop Derp PINK DragonClaw Shadowfire Dage Scorn Underworld

 

Happy Monday!

June 10, 2013

OathKeeper Set Leaves Tomorrow!

Take the Oath and Become Epic

Last Tuesday, Dage the Evil unleashed his infamous OathKeeper Armor Set in Battleon’s Featured Artist Showcase Shop. With SOOO many Rare items to choose from, you’re bound to become Epic in 1 way, or, more accurately, in 22 ways!

Dage's OathKeeper Armor Set in online fantasy games

Here is your LAST CHANCE at owning Dage’s OathKeeper Set before it leaves FOREVER tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday June 11. And here is the breakdown of all of Dage’s items so you know which ones you just HAVE to get!


Swords

Bright SoulSeeker: 45,000 Gold; Member

Bright SoulSeeker: 225 ACs

Kindred SpiritHunter: 175 ACs

Kindred SpiritHunter: 17,500 Gold; Member

 

Daggers

Alloyed Legion SpiritHunter: 215 ACs

Alloyed Legion SpiritHunter: 21,500 Gold; Member

 

Staves

SoulSeeker Spear: 18,500 Gold; Member

Two-Headed SoulSeeker Pike: 225 ACs

 

Armor

OathKeeper: 600 ACs

 

Helms

OathKeeper Cowl: 75 ACs

OathKeeper Razor Cut: 5,000 Gold

OathKeeper Shroud: 65 ACs

OathKeeper Shroud: 10,000 Gold; Member

 

Capes

OathKeeper Array: 115 ACs

OathKeeper Array: 15,000 Gold; Member

OathKeeper Halo: 100 ACs

OathKeeper Halo: 18,500 Gold; Member

OathKeeper Mantle: 125 ACs

OathKeeper SpiritHunter (Sheathed): 75 ACs

OathKeeper Wings: 15,000 Gold

 

Pets

Legion SoulSeeker Pet (w/Quest & Rewards!): 1,000 ACs

SoulSeeker Battle Pet: 50,000 Gold; Member

 

As you can see, a bunch of these items are Member Only, or sell for AdventureCoins. And because summer is here, now is the PERFECT time to Upgrade your Membership and score a bunch of ACs!

Did you know…

When you purchase your 12 Month Membership package, you’re getting:

  • the BEST deal
  • exclusive Golden Fury Armor Set (6 items)
  • AND saving the MOST money!

Golden Fury Armor Set exclusive for Members in online fantasy game AQW

Let me break it down for you: a 12 Month Membership costs $57.95. So when you break that down, you’re only spending

$4.83 a month!

Dude. I spend MORE than that on my Frappichinos. Everyday. Why can’t Starbucks offer a sweet membership deal like AQWorlds? I’d totally buy it!

But it gets even better. Your 12 Month AQW Membership includes:

  • A whole year of Membership access
  • 7,000 bonus AdventureCoins (valued at $28.00)
  • Exclusive Golden Fury Armor set (priceless!)
  • Option for an addition 5,000 ACs for only $5.00 more (valued at $19.95)

So when you take ALL that into account, you’re really only spending

$1.25 a month!

This is FUN! Wanna break that apart even more… by day!? OKAY!

$0.04 per day!

Are. You. SERIOUS?! Oh yes. Very serious indeed. Check my math if you don’t believe me… even though I quadrupled checked just to make sure =D

12 month membership bundle for online games

Obtaining your 12 Month Membership is by far the best deal in the whole world—and the whole world wide web!

Looking for epic summer adventures without breaking the bank?

Want to flaunt your coolness during the scorching summer heat?

Wanna become epic, get epic items, score epic bragging rights, and obtain the most epic deal?

Upgrade your AQWorlds Account now!


Tags: Dage OathKeeper Rare Epic Member Featured Artist Beleen

 

Miss List

June 05, 2013

Dage’s Featured Artist Shop

Keep the Oath of the Undead Legion!

The OathKeeper Armor Set has just been unleashed upon your favorite online adventure game, AdventureQuest Worlds!

Dage's OathKeeper Armor Set in online fantasy games

Love the Undead Legion? Love Dage the Evil’s amazing artwork? Then you’ll LOVE Dage’s OathKeeper Armor Set in Battleon’s Featured Artist Showcase Shop!

  • OathKeeper Armor,How to get Dage the Evil's items in online adventure game
    600 ACs

  • SoulSeeker Blade Pet,
    500 ACs (coming Friday!)

  • OathKeeper Wings,
    15,000 gold

  • OathKeeper Halo cape,
    100 ACs

  • OathKeeper Array cape,
    115 ACs

  • OathKeeper Mantle cape,
    125 ACs

  • OathKeeper SpiritHunter (Sheathed) cape,
    75 ACs

  • Bright SoulSeeker sword,
    225 ACs

  • Kindred SpiritHunter sword,
    175 ACs

  • OathKeeper Shroud helm,
    65 ACs

  • OathKeeper Cowl helm,
    75 ACs

  • Alloyed SoulSeeker daggers,
    10,000 gold

  • Alloyed Legion SpiritHunter daggers,
    215 ACs

  • OathKeeper Razor Cut hair,
    5,000 gold
  • OathKeeper Array cape,
    Member 15,000 gold

  • Alloyed Legion SpiritHunter daggers,
    Member 21,500 gold

  • OathKeeper Halo cape,
    Member 18,500 gold

  • Kindred SpiritHunter sword,
    Member 17,500 gold

  • OathKeeper Shroud helm,
    Member 10,000 gold

  • Bright SoulSeeker sword,
    Member 45,000 gold

  • OathKeeper SpiritHunter (Sheathed) cape,
    Member 7,500 gold

 

Take the Oath:
Become Dage the Evil’s OathKeeper now!


Tags: Dage Artist Showcase OathKeeper Beleen

 

Excited!

June 04, 2013

All Eyes on Dage!

Featured Artist Shop, the Femme Fatalities Cult, and Quibble bids farewell

Happy Tuesday! Everyone knows I’m easily excited by the smallest of things: a free cup of coffee, a pretty pink balloon, hugs from my Artix coworkers, fortune cookies, and getting the last bottle of Propel Water (Strawberry Kiwi of course!).

But you know what makes me EVEN MORE excited?!

Tuesday’s Featured Artist Showcase Shop!

Limited Time Featured Artist Showcase Shop in free to play fantasy games

Every Tuesday, a new Artist takes the spotlight, showcasing their personal armors, weapons, helms, and other items using their unique artistic flair. Jemini was last week’s Featured Artist, filling her shop with Magical Anime armors and hairstyles.

Jemini's Magical Anime characters in flash games

Bright sparkles, happy faces, and magical alpacas tickled the fancy of thousands—but there is one boy who despises all of that. In fact, this particular guy has made a career out of the dark, devious, and demented: Dage the Evil!

Dage the Evil Artist Showcase Shop today in kids games online

And later this evening, Dage the Evil will unleash his personal stash of epic Undead Legion items for his devoted followers of Lore! All of Dage’s items will be RARE, and a good portion of them will be Member Only or require AdventureCoins.

Dage the Evil's Oathkeeper Armor Set

The sole reason AQWorlds is able to release brand-new content EVERY WEEK is because of our wonderful Members and dedicated AdventureCoin buyers. Yaaaay! =D So if you want to support your favorite online adventure game, feed the friendly AQW team, AND get wickedly wicked Dage the Evil items,

Upgrade your Membership today

and

Get some AdventureCoins

I’ll post another Design Notes this afternoon highlighting everything coming in Dage’s Featured Artist Showcase Shop. Stay tuned!

But in the meantime…

Isle of Fotia & the Femme Fatalities

Off the southern coast of Lore is the fabled volcanic Isle of Fotia. The volcano on Fotia (coming from the Greek word meaning ‘fire’) is showing warning signs of erupting. Large tremors beneath the volcano are causing more and more lava to spew into the ocean below. A devastating eruption is bound to happen soon… which will wipe out all of Fotia and her inhabitants!

The volcanic core of the Fotia Volcano in adventure games

Fotia is home to an all female Cult known as the Femme Fatalities. Unfortunately, not much is known about this covert Cult or the island itself. Fotia is surrounded by treacherous water that only a Trireme (an ancient Greek boat) can navigate.

All my efforts to contact the Femme Fatalities have been in vain. Despite my many efforts using the Derp Pony Express, no one from the Cult has responded to any of my messages.

Derp Pony Express logo in online fun games

I did, however, speak with the pirates at Lolosia. Because of their vast knowledge of seafaring vessels, Elisa Keelhaul and her crew have started construction on a Trireme. Keelhaul’s crew believes that their Trireme will offer a safe voyage to the Isle of Fotia… but cannot guarantee safe passage once on the island.

Because I am a girl (surprise!), I have volunteered to travel to the Isle of Fotia on the Trireme. If I manage to make it, I will request an audience with the Femme Fatalities Cult Leader and gather as much information as I can.

Everyone on Twitter is abuzz with questions regarding the Femme Fatalities and their rumored hatred towards Dage the Evil. So long as I complete my mission—and don’t respawn back in Battleon if I fail—then everyone will soon have answers to the mysterious Isle of Fotia!

Toodles Quibble!

Everyone’s favorite traveling sales Moglin is packing up shop! Now is your last chance at getting Quibble’s Mirror Realm goodies (or baddies?) that will probably never be offered again. Eeeep!

Quibble Coinbiter moglin rare items

Over 80 Rare items can be yours—but only until tomorrow! Once the sun sets over Lore tomorrow night, Quibble will leave Battleon, taking ALL his Rare items with him. So now is literally your last chance at scoring Quibble’s Mirror Realm item sets.

Log in now and get Quibble’s awesome loot!   

And stay tuned later today for more info about Dage the Evil’s Featured Artist Showcase Shop =D


Tags: Dage Artist Showcase Rare Fotia Femme Fatalities Cult Quibble Beleen

 

Summer is Funner!

June 03, 2013

The June of Doom!

A summer full of everything Evil

It’s the first week of June… and it’s the first time we’ve dedicated an entire month to the Lord of the Undead Legion, Dage the Evil!

Dage the Evil June of Doom in online adventure games

Dage is more than just a pretty face—he’s everyone’s favorite artist/weapon forger/armor welder/devourer of souls. Dage the Evil has created absolutely amazing in-game items for AdventureQuest Worlds, and with over 30,000 Twitter followers, it’s safe to say this Undead Legion Lord is as infamous as he is popular. 

Soooo why not devote an entire month to everything EVIL?

I like the way you think, you little evil mastermind =D

Tuesday’s Featured Artist Shop

I think math is pure Evil. So let’s solve a little algebraic equation:

Q: Find the Value of “Featured Artist” 

1st week of June of Doom
+
(Featured Artist Shop

x

Every Tuesday)
+
“Featured Artist”
=

Epic Rare Items

A: The Value of “Featured Artist” is: Dage the Evil!

Starting tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday, June 4), Jemini’s Magical Anime Shop full of happiness and joy will be replaced by Dage’s dark and wicked Undead Legion Rares.

Dage the Evil's Artist Shop Preview for online adventure game

Oh yes. All RARES. You read that right. Dage has been working on these terrific terrifying armors, helms, capes, weapons, and pets for a few weeks now, perfecting every one of them just for YOU.

And you will NOT need any Legion Tokens to purchase the Rares from Tuesday’s shop. But keep on earning Legion Tokens, because there WILL come a time in the near future which Legion Tokens WILL be required to obtain more Undead Legion loot. Keep that in mind, intrepid Legionnaires. 

Dage the Evil would be honored to see you in his personal Undead Legion Rares from his Featured Artist Shop. And you’ll need to be heavily armed if you hope to survive your newest adventures arriving Friday…

Dage hath no fury… like a woman scorned!

Off the distant coast of Lore, protected by an endless uncharted ocean, the volcanic Isle of Fotia (pronounced foe-thee-ah) is in trouble. The massive volcano at the edge of town is about to erupt, and will easily wipe out the inhabitants of Fotia.

Isle of Fotia preview in free online game AQWorlds

But Fotia is a place like you’ve never experienced before; this island is home to the Femme Fatalities Cult… all of which are women! For centuries, the Femme Fatalities have sworn to never allow outsiders—especially males—to travel to the Isle of Fotia. And above all else, these ladies seriously scorn Dage the Evil. 

But why?!

 Isle of Fotia preview in free online adventure game AQWorlds

Starting this Friday, you and your friends will travel to the mysterious volcanic island of Fotia and meet the Femme Fatalities. Here you will learn the secrets of this ancient cult, uncover the reasoning behind the ladies’ scorn, and attempt to save the Isle of Fotia!

How exciting! Can’t wait to see what deviously delicious Dage items make the scene starting tomorrow afternoon! 

Fun Fact of the Day

June 3rd is Repeat Day!


Tags: Dage Evil June Doom Featured Artist Shop preview Repeat Isle Fotia Beleen

 

Summer is Funner!

June 03, 2013

The June of Doom!

A summer full of everything Evil

It’s the first week of June… and it’s the first time we’ve dedicated an entire month to the Lord of the Undead Legion, Dage the Evil!

Dage the Evil June of Doom in online adventure games

Dage is more than just a pretty face—he’s everyone’s favorite artist/weapon forger/armor welder/devourer of souls. Dage the Evil has created absolutely amazing in-game items for AdventureQuest Worlds, and with over 30,000 Twitter followers, it’s safe to say this Undead Legion Lord is as infamous as he is popular. 

Soooo why not devote an entire month to everything EVIL?

I like the way you think, you little evil mastermind =D

Tuesday’s Featured Artist Shop

I think math is pure Evil. So let’s solve a little algebraic equation:

Q: Find the Value of “Featured Artist” 

1st week of June of Doom
+
(Featured Artist Shop

x

Every Tuesday)
+
“Featured Artist”
=

Epic Rare Items

A: The Value of “Featured Artist” is: Dage the Evil!

Starting tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday, June 4), Jemini’s Magical Anime Shop full of happiness and joy will be replaced by Dage’s dark and wicked Undead Legion Rares.

Dage the Evil's Artist Shop Preview for online adventure game

Oh yes. All RARES. You read that right. Dage has been working on these terrific terrifying armors, helms, capes, weapons, and pets for a few weeks now, perfecting every one of them just for YOU.

And you will NOT need any Legion Tokens to purchase the Rares from Tuesday’s shop. But keep on earning Legion Tokens, because there WILL come a time in the near future which Legion Tokens WILL be required to obtain more Undead Legion loot. Keep that in mind, intrepid Legionnaires. 

Dage the Evil would be honored to see you in his personal Undead Legion Rares from his Featured Artist Shop. And you’ll need to be heavily armed if you hope to survive your newest adventures arriving Friday…

Dage hath no fury… like a woman scorned!

Off the distant coast of Lore, protected by an endless uncharted ocean, the volcanic Isle of Fotia (pronounced foe-thee-ah) is in trouble. The massive volcano at the edge of town is about to erupt, and will easily wipe out the inhabitants of Fotia.

Isle of Fotia preview in free online game AQWorlds

But Fotia is a place like you’ve never experienced before; this island is home to the Femme Fatalities Cult… all of which are women! For centuries, the Femme Fatalities have sworn to never allow outsiders—especially males—to travel to the Isle of Fotia. And above all else, these ladies seriously scorn Dage the Evil. 

But why?!

 Isle of Fotia preview in free online adventure game AQWorlds

Starting this Friday, you and your friends will travel to the mysterious volcanic island of Fotia and meet the Femme Fatalities. Here you will learn the secrets of this ancient cult, uncover the reasoning behind the ladies’ scorn, and attempt to save the Isle of Fotia!

How exciting! Can’t wait to see what deviously delicious Dage items make the scene starting tomorrow afternoon! 

Fun Fact of the Day

June 3rd is Repeat Day!


Tags: Dage Evil June Doom Artist Showcase Shop preview Isle Fotia Repeat Beleen

 

Revenge Maker

May 02, 2013

Undead Legion: First Recruit!

Discover how the Dage's Undead Legion Began!

This Friday, journey to Ravenscar, a cursed town doomed to burn for as long as Dage's Undead Legion stalk Lore! Go back in time to discover the truth of how the first Legion soldier was created in a maelstrom of rage, revenge, and exploitation!

Once you arrive in Ravenscar, you'll meet Mina, a ghost doomed to wander the village for as long as her beloved Rand is forced to battle with the Undead Legion. She will guide you on the first step of your journey into the dark, dark past.

Meet Mina. She's dead now.

At the end of the storyline, you can unlock two shops: one for members of the Undead Legion, and one for those who have not yet declared their allegiance.

Find the Ancient Warrior set will be in the Ravenscar Legion shop. The Vengeful Warrior set will be in the Ravenscar Rewards shop.


Tags: Alina Dage Undead Legion Quibble Shop

 

Love the Legion!

March 18, 2013

Sole Soul Decider

Dage Fan Art Contest Winners!

FINALLY! Your wait (and mine!) is over! The winners to the Dage the Evil Fan Art Contest have been announced. With over 850 entries, this was BY FAR the largest, most epic, and most EVIL contest to date! 

Dage Fan Art Contest

Grand Prize Winner

Holy Underworld! Check out the ABSOLUTLEY AMAZING work of Jultane_x! For your undying devotion to the Undead Legion, Dage the Evil has specially crafted a one-of-a-kind weapon for Jultane_x. Jultane_x, you totally earned the Jultane_X's Legion Blades—and all the bragging rights, too!

Julitane_x
Jultane_x

Runner Ups

There could only be one grand prize winner… but these epic entries are second best in Dage the Evil’s eyes! Dage has specifically crafted an exclusive Undead Legion Cape for the following Runner Ups: the Looming Legion Paragon! Wear it in pride and feast off the jealous souls! Mwahahahah!

Kanshi
Kanshi

El_Rue
El_Rue

DarkonDrago
DarkonDrago
Kebiru
Kebiru
Mieteor
Mieteor
 ONUgamaru24ooX
ONUgamaru24ooX
 biohazard32
biohazard32
Luis Henrique LH
Luis Henrique LH
 Quintenii
Quintenii
 

 

Graphic Dage Design

Woah! These Undead Legion followers sure know how to use Photo Editing software! For their hard work and impressive graphic design, Dage wants to give you 1,000 AdventureCoins. Great job!

Trizzzcentrino
Trizzzcentrino

Imprison
Jon_eve
Kutay448
Lelouch vii britania
Lil kenichi
Lupus The Wolf
Marina of Norway
Mechaprime 00
Trainer Spyro
WerePyre Wolf
Wolfblade Raven

Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

Deliciously devious Dage desserts! These entries look good enough to eat… and there’s one you CAN! These entries take the cake and shall receive 600 AdventureCoins for cookin’ up their masterpiece.

VegaAltair
VegaAltair
04
Xmikki
Zalg0

Pencil is Mightier than the Caladbolg Sword

Give these artists a hand for their amazing drawings created by hand! It took a lot of skill and a LOT of patience to create these drawings… just like farming for Legion Tokens! You get 600 AdventureCoins for your handiwork!  

Rod_X
Rod_X
44vergil44
Devilmaycry
Vouchery
Agyron
TheAvenger07
Stampede05
Reevwarrior
ThePizzaMan99
NeoReaper13
ZORLIG

Sculpting Evil

WOWZA! Dage the Evil was blown away by your real-life 3D skillz. Please accept 600 AdventureCoins as a token of his appreciation for your crafting abilities! (And can I get those shoes in pink, please?)

degman
degman
Lellyna
Aesges
 

For Shame: No Names

There were so many entries that DID NOT include their AQW Player Name! And not to mention… so many AWESOME ones that made it to the final round. But, in the contest rules, in huge font and bolded:

“7. Include your AQW character name on your submitted picture AND in your post so we know who to award the prizes to!”

Just like in school, if you don’t put your name on your paper, you can’t get credit for your hard work =( And it’s not fair to those who followed the contest rules and included their player name, you know?

If you DID have an amazing piece of art, but DID NOT include your AQW player name on your submission, check your Inventory Bag later today and see if there’s a Note from Dage the Evil. He might toss you some Undead Legion Tokens for your hard work. Maybe. If he can remember your name =p

You Rule!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this contest! We wish you all could have won—but then it wouldn’t be a contest! Keep up your amazing artistic endeavors and someday you too can be as skilled as Dage the Evil himself. Promise =D

And a super mega special THANK YOU to the volunteers for helping manage the Dage Contest with me =D

I couldn’t have done it without them, so if you see them in game, make sure to give them much love and /cheers!

Long live the Undead Legion (and all the SWEET stuff Dage the Evil has for us)! 


Tags: Dage Fan Art contest Winners Beleen

 

March 13, 2013

The Soul Decider

Dage the Evil is picking the Winners now

Judging for the Dage the Evil Fan Art Contest is underway!

 Dage Fan Art Contest

This contest was SO HUGE—over 800 epic entries OMG—that I needed help from our wonderful volunteers! When you see these guys and girls in-game, be sure to give them a great big THANK YOU for helping manage the Dage Contest with me =D

We can only wonder whom Dage the Evil will pick as the grand prize winner—and receiver of a specially crafted weapon from the Undead Legion Lord himself. Runner-ups will receive an exclusive Undead Legion back item/cape to show the world their undying devotion.

And, as always, additional AdventureCoin prizes will be awarded to those who went above and beyond! Woohoo!

The Importance of Writing your Name

There were sooooOOOO many awesome Dage Fan Art submissions that DID NOT have a player name on them. I’m talking AMAZING. Like 1st Place Winner material.

But, in the contest rules, in huge font and bolded:

7. Include your AQW character name on your submitted picture AND in your post so we know who to award the prizes to!

Just like in school, if you don’t put your name on your paper, you can’t get credit for your hard work =( And it’s not fair to those who followed the contest rules and included their player name, you know?

So, here’s what we’re ganna do: If you DID have an amazing piece of art that made it to the finals, but DID NOT include your AQW player name on your submission, check your inventories after the winners have been announced for a Note from Dage the Evil. He might toss you some Undead Legion Tokens for your hard work. Maybe. He is Dage the Evil after all… but maybe he’ll become Dage the Understanding =p

Following directions is super important—not just in AQWorlds Contests, but in the real world, too. Hooray for learning lessons =D

ANYHOO! Stay tuned for more Dage the Evil Fan Art Contest updates! Don’t know when Dage the Evil will be finished judging all your wonderful submissions, but as soon as he’s done, we will announce the winners here on the Design Notes!

Keep up the great work, and Battle On!


Tags: Dage contest Beleen

 

March 07, 2013

Soul Forge Explosion!

OMG even MORE Undead Legion items?!?

What happens when thousands of Undead Legion followers flood the Soul Forge with millions of Solidified Souls, Obsidian Rocks, and Legion Tokens?

An explosion of brand-new Undead Legion items!

Dage more items

Dage never expected ANYTHING like this. His Soul Forge has generated so much power… so much darkness… so much EVIL… and now the Dark Lord surges with overwhelming strength to create even more Undead Legion items!

On this Friday evening, March 8 2013, Dage will allow you to harness his newest Undead Legion creations. No one knows for certain if these items will found within the Soul Forge or in Dage’s Rare Birthday Shop. We shall find out Friday night, then…

Don’t forget that the Dage Fan Art Contest ends tomorrow night, March 8 at 11:59pm EST on the Forums!

Dage Fan Art Contest

WOWZA! There are over 600 entries so far—and the numbers keep growing! Dage the Evil is incredibly impressed by your hard work and devotion to the Undead Legion. The Grand Prize winner will receive a custom-made Weapon by Dage, and runners-ups get a specially crafted Cape. 

Read the Dage the Evil Fan Art Contest rules, and then submit your entry here!

Long live the Undead Legion!  


Tags: Dage Birthday Undead Legion Items contest Beleen

 

March 02, 2013

Birthday Gold Boost

Dark Birthday Celebration Continues!

We're suprising Dage the Evil with a birthday gift... for you!
A Gold Boost has been added to all servers (with a higher Boost on Member servers)! Legion farmers: now's the time to get the gold you need to buy the gear you want! 

Remember: check out Beleen's Design Notes for a breakdown of all the birthday gear he's crafted for you! Plus: The Paragon Pet in Dage's Dark Deathday shop will get NEW quests next week! Those quests will drop Legion tokens to help you grow within the ranks of the Undead Legion!

Dage BirthdayHappy birthday, Dage!

Legion Legend: Dark Birthday Prophecy

Screams ring out as light floods the once-dark room. Candles extinguished hours ago burn brightly, making shadows dance across the cold chamber walls. The DreamWeaver shudders and clutches her amulet tightly. 

Her assistant grabs a quill and scroll, hurrying to record the prophecy the crone gasps out:

Time and fate, the warrior's bane, when eternal glory is the ultimate prize.

New soldiers flood into the shadows surrounding the SoulForge, vowing loyalty to Dage the Evil, ruler of the Underworld. He knows a weapon is only as deadly as its creator... and the metal used to forge it.

What is dead may never die, and he will see the Legion rise.

Looking over the masses of men and women sharpening blades and polishing armors, he sees a new future taking shape. The souls before him will make great warriors IF their edges are sharp enough.

 
Behind the SoulForge, a hallway lies.

Many battles lay ahead if they are to fully conquer the UnderWorld. Even now, the creatures within it resist, but they are no match for Legion soldiers. No army in history has been stronger, more controlled, or gathered for a greater purpose.

Look through the mirrors to new skies.

The past is dead, he knows, and the dead gone to a realm he cannot touch. Dage looks to the future, to the blades he he will craft, the warriors who will wield them, and the wars they will wage. The Undead Legion are strong, but he will make them stronger. And as their power grows, so does his own.

Where all will fear their battlecries.

Victory waits. Will YOU join the Undead Legion?


Tags: Alina Dage Birthday Undead Legion SoulForge Paragon Pet

 

Your Go-To Gal

March 01, 2013

Dage the Evil’s Loot Lowdown

Birthday Rares and Soul Forge Items

OMG it’s Dage the Evil’s birthday! It’s the moment EVERYONE has been waiting for!

Dage Birthday 

But with so many awesomely epic Dage-approved items, I wanted to give you the lowdown on all new Undead Legion loot arriving in tonight’s birthday release.

Dage’s Birthday Rare Shop

These items are RARE and will not be retuning next year, so stock up before Dage takes them all away—forever! And yeah, you’ll definitely need AdventureCoins. They don’t call him Dage the EVIL for nothin’!

Dagebdayrares

  • Ascended DarkCaster Armor
  • Ascended Paragon Pet with 2 quests
  • DarkCaster Evolution Armor
  • Evolved DarkCaster FauxHawk
  • Effeminate DarkCaster Hairdo
  • Legion DarkBlood Eviscerater Armor
  • Ascended DarkCaster Fem Horns
  • Ascended DarkCaster Fem Hair
  • Aura of the Ascended Cape
  • Ascended DarkCaster FauxHawk

Soul Forge Merge Shop

The Soul Forge is a permanent addition to Dage’s Underworld. You must complete Dage’s new quests in order to get the required items to use within the Soul Forge. Some of these items are going Rare while others can be obtained permanently...well, if you're lucky!

Dage Birthday forge

  • Legion SkullSeeker Armor (RARE!)
  • Legion Flying Skull V2 pet (RARE!)
  • Ceremonial Legion Blade (RARE!)
  • Hades Scream! helm (RARE!)
  • Death Bane of the Legion sword
  • Classy SkullSeeker Cane
  • Legion Beast Within helm
  • Classy SkullSeeker helm
  • SkullSeeker Cane
  • Pride of the Legion polearm

If knowledge is power… then apply what you’ve learned to your Undead Legion items and rule the world of Lore! Teheheh… erm, I mean, BWAHAHHA!


Tags: Dage Birthday Rare Items Undead Legion Epic Beleen

 

Undead Beleegion =p

March 01, 2013

While Dage Slumbers…

Sneak Peek at more Undead Legion goodies!

I snuck into the Secret Underground Lab early this morning to snag these spoiler screenshots just for you!

Dage Spoiler

 Dage Spoiler

Dage’s birthday release launches tonight! You should probably stock up on some AdventureCoins if you hope to obtain legendary Legion loot—and MUCH more to come!


Tags: Dage Birthday Undead Legion Spoiler Beleen

 

Pink Caster

February 26, 2013

Descend into Darkness

Friday: Celebrate Dage the Evil's Birthday!

Dage the Evil is leveling up in real life and celebrating his birthday in game! Delve into the depths of Dage’s Underworld and embark on challenging quests to create brand-new Undead Legion items in the Soul Forge! 

Your wait is finally over! Celebrate Dage the Evil’s birthday with his personal hoard of Undead Legion items. And can you complete Dage’s difficult quests to create Undead Legionitems in the Soul Forge?

  • New Paragon Pet WITH quests!
  • Dark Caster Evolution Armor
  • Ceremonial Blade
  • Dark Caster Ascendant
  • NEW Dark Caster hairstyles
  • And more!

Check back later this week for more details on Dage's dark birthday extravaganza!

Survive the Death Pits This Friday!

Chaos Lord Lionfang, former knight of King Alteon, has just slainthe Darkblood Death Pit guardian, Logash. It was Logash's swornduty to protect the Tears of the Mother from Chaos Lord Lionfang—and a Darkblood oath cannot be broken by something as simple as death.

Logash’s spirit will guide you throughout the remains ofthe Darkblood Slavers' Death Pits in order to reach the Tears ofthe Mother before Liongfang can! Get one step closer to defeatingChaos Lord Lionfang…if you prove victorious!


Tags: Dage Birthday Level Up Down into the Death Pits STINKY

 

Change Maker

December 16, 2012

Changes Made to Quests

A Few More Ways to Make AQWorlds Work Better!

Since Friday night, changes have been made to a number of the quests in-game (including many of Nulgath's farming quests) to optimize how they interact with the servers. These changes are not designed to increase the quests' difficulty. Each altered quest has had 1 monster drop added to it.

Many of the Nulgath quests have had one of the following items added to them: Nulgath Rune 1-9. Each Nulgath Rune has a 100% chance to drop from its monster. None of the other items required for the quests were altered.*

You will find the difficulty has not increased. Much.

For the quests which have had Nulgath Runes added to them, you can find the monsters dropping them in either /nulgath, /tercessuinotlim, or /evilwarnul.

The Oblivion Blade of Nulgath (Rare) and the Oblivion Blade of Nulgath each now require you to possess the correct pet in order to do the quests. The change made in September introduced a hole which allowed anyone to do them.

* For the "Nulgath" quest, 5 Charged Mana Energies - each at 100% - were added to the Mana Elemental. The regular Mana Energy drop from the Mana Golem has had its' drop rate lowered back to normal (it was raised during the Dage/Nulgath war).

The Undead Legion is many and strong.

A few of Dage's Legion quests have also had an item added to them. Slay the Dreadfiend of Nulgath to find the Darkness Core Dage requires.

Random Disconnect Bug Solution

We've had many people reporting that they are getting randomly disconnected while questing recently. It appears to be caused by accepting to many item drops at the same time, too quickly. While we investigate a permanent solution to this issue, please accept or deny your item drops as they come in to avoid the abrupt disconnects.

This Friday: Just Another Day?

No way! This week's release is the conclusion to the End of All Things storyline began last Wednesday on 12-12-12... and it takes place on 12-21-12 - the end of the world! We WILL NOT let our world end, but we're going to need EVERYONE to help save it!

With this blade, YOU will help us save Lore!

Make sure you have the Sword of Hope from the bottom of FrostDeep dungeon, because you will not be able to start this Friday's release without it!

New Chronomancer, Chronocorruptor, TimeKiller, and member quests will also be added this Friday!


Tags: Alina Nulgath Dage Sword Of Hope Kezeroth 12-12-12 12-21-12

 

War Taker

September 04, 2012

24 Hours Left for War Gear

The Clock's Ticking...!

Because this past weekend was a holiday in the US (so people had less time to farm) and because we really DO want to make you guys happy when we can, we're extending the removal date of the war content until tomorrow night!

We did announce that the war content would leave on September 4th, and many of you set farming schedules around that. But sometimes real life interferes with what people plan, like life, school, and holiday time with family.

For those of you who do not want us to extend it, we hope you can understand your fellow players' desire to have one extra day to get what they want. And you guys who couldn't farm/buy ACs in time to meet today's deadline, we hope the extra 24 hour extension will help!

What Goes Rare?

  • ALL of the items in the Dage AC Rares shop
  • ALL of the items in the Legion Merge Shop EXCEPT Evolved BladeMaster Armor
  • ALL of the farming quests in the /evilwardage map
  • ALL of the items in the Nulgath AC Rares and House shop
  • ALL of the items in the Diamond Merge Shop EXCEPT Abyssal Priest of Nulgath
  • ALL of the farming quests in the /evilwarnul map
  • The item farming quests and shops at Dilligas and The Stranger

What Stays Permanently?

  • The Underworld map
  • Underworld monsters
  • Monster drops
  • Underworld story-related cutscenes and cinematics
  • The War Merge shops(aka the Favor shops)
  • The Evolved Blademaster and Abyssal Priest of Nulgath armors

Legacy of Nulgath and Paragon Sets: Sept 21st!

Both the Legacy of Nulgath and Paragon sets will also go rare on September 21st.

Back from Dragon*Con!

MAN did we have a great time! We saw so many new faces and got to hang out with many returning friends! The AE panel was incredible... and so were the secret, random midnight panels!

We had lots of fun and returned with lots of sweet swag, but more importantly, we brought back LOTS of new ideas! Look for Artix and Cysero's Dragon*Con Wrap-up Design Notes on Artix.com later today (or tomorrow if the ConRots hits too hard)!

Talk Like a Pirate Day is in September!

We always release a Naval Commander and Pirate Captain armor for Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th, 2012, and this year's theme is... Chaos! (After all, it IS the Year of Chaos!) We will have a Chaos Naval Commander, but haven't yet decided on what the Pirate Captain's theme should be. What would YOU like to see?

AQWorlds: It Takes a Team to Make the Game!

You all see Cysero, Artix, and I post Design Notes, and maybe 1 or 2 more names that pop up frequently on Twitter. But it takes MANY more people to keep AQWorlds up and running every week, and not all of them get the recognition they deserve.

So, in no particular order, I'd like to list for you all of the incredible team members who work so hard each week to bring you AQWorlds:

Aranx: One of the newer faces on the AQW team, Aranx pairs speed with creativity and quality, and does it all in his spare time!

Aegis: Aegis came on board the AQW team over a year ago and contributes top-quality armors and gear in-between wrangling the deadly real-life monster.

Veneeria: We aren't sure where he gets his innovative ideas for weapon concepts, but we look forward to his creative take on weaponcrafting every week, and so should you!

Jemini: AQW and all-around go-to artist. She's been an AQW artist for the last half year (while still finding time to work on website assets or our other games).

Tomix: Though he mainly works on DragonFable, Tomix will often spare some time each month to craft exquisite weapon art for AQW.

Memet: AQW's newest artist, she's slowly transitioning over from Player Support staff! She created many of last week's water-themed polearms and looks forward to making much more.

Solrac: From weapons to armors, helms to capes, AQW's most cyborgic artist creates them all with speed and dexterity!

Dage the Evil: Beginning with AE as a player, Dage rose through the ranks to become an epically Evil artist for AQW!

J6: He's the only Bountyhunter who gives more than he takes! With AE for years, J6 has worked on every game we've created. As AQW's lead artist, he creates all our maps and often finds time for NPCs, monsters, and gear, too! 

Sora to Hoshi: Sora's proven herself to be incredibly dedicated to AQWorlds as an in-game mod and Game Liason. She's got your back, and ours!

Reens, Stratos, and the Mods: The Lead and Assistant Lead of the in-game mods, Reens and Stratos run a crew of devoted volunteers who give up their free time to make sure AQW is a safe game for you all to play!

Miko, Mido, and Diozz: Please the eyes and you'll please the soul, and they want you to be happy from the start. Designing and updating all of AQW's website graphics, they're unsung artistic heroes!


Hizu: When you see an old monster with new, flashier skills, it's likely you'll have Hizu to thank. He's our assistant animator and buffs the epicosity of older mobs.

Samba: The nicest troll you'll ever find, she likes to move it, move it... and she's moved the quality-levels of AQW's monsters and cutscenes up to heights we've never seen before!


Zhimaira: The newest assistant writer, Zhimaira makes it possible for you to wield the weapons you do. He takes charge of the database work, the newsletter, and doing all the little things that make AQW possible.

Beleen: One of the punniest people on the team, Beleen uses her considerable writing skill to focus on new plans to get more people playing and staying with AQWorlds!


Dumoose: Once solely focused on game design (like tradeskills and guilds), over the Summer Dumoose stepped up to the plate and is now our release coder!

Yorumi: If you're able to log in and play AQW tonight, it's because of Yorumi. He's working on lag fixes, keeping the engine running, and is now devoting the bulk of his time to finishing guilds.

YOU guys: We make the game YOU want, and we try to base our releases and ideas on your feedback as much as we can! Thank you for helping us make the game be the best is can! (Saved the best for last, I did!)


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Sockfiend The Sockvil

July 06, 2012

Dage vs. Nulgath: War Begins

Who Is The Greater Evil?

The time has come.

Dage, once an apprentice of Nulgath, has marshaled his forces and begun his march against his former master. But who is the true master? Is Dage The Evil really as clever as he thinks he is? Has he truly used Nulgath's own contracts to gain power and escaped the consequences only to become an even greater evil than his former master? Maybe he is just an overconfident fool who will pay the ultimate price for lashing out against a patient teacher who was simply biding his time while his student became full of himself?

This war will decide the fate of both of these creatures of evil.

In this war, there are SIX total shops, and as the war progresses, all of the shops will gain more items.

  • Dage's AC RARES
  • Nulgath's AC RARES
  • Dage's Legion Token Shop
  • Nulgath's Diamond Shop
  • Dage's War Merge Shop
  • Nulgath's War Merge Shop

The AC RARES shop each have items for their own side. This week Nulgath has released less than Dage but a little but he has released a VERY expensive RARE Armor that is sure to go down in history.There are rumors that Dage is hard at work crafting an armor set or two to rival the Deathfiend of Nulgath but those are only rumors.

The Legion Token and Diamond Shops also contain special items for each side but these are ONLY for the devout followers of Dage, Nulgath or both. All of these items will also be going rare so, to make them a little easier to get the two evil masters have agreed to allow you to farm for Legion Tokens and Diamonds inside the war.

UPDATE: Due to an oversight and dramatic imbalance, the quests have been removed. If a more balanced solution is found, they may be re-added with some new requirements next week.

Members get special quests with larger pay-outs to help you farm for Legion Tokens or Diamonds more quickly.

Finally, there are the War Merge Shops. These shops will NOT be going Rare, neither will the war so you will be able to earn the items in these shops whenever you like.

Right now Nulgath is working on the first of several animated shorts which I hope we will be able to put up here on this design notes post a little later tonight. If not, we will get it up as soon as we can.

We want to know who you are fighting for so here are some Twitter Links:

  • Let Nulgath know that you're a member of the #NulgathNation and ready to crush the weak!
  • Let Dage know that #DagesLegion will never rest until they win, even after death!
  • Let Me know if you're an #AQWMercenary and plan on playing both sides of the field!

New Treasure Chest Update!

After a VERY long time we have finally been able to update the Magic Treasure Chests that drop from every monster in the game! In addition to the already amazing items that come out of the Treasure Chests we have three new sets coming as individual pieces.

First is The Mischief Set...

The colored bits are color custom so you can express your inner-trickster. We also have the Brave Golden Set...

and finally is the Shadow of Death set, complete with helm and weapon!

Remember that Members can go to Twilly for 2 FREE Treasure Chest Magic Keys per month, but if you run out you can always buy more from him.

REMINDER!

Don't forget that if you are running low on AdventureCoins, you can also purchase more or complete the sponsored offers in AEXtras to get FREE ACs!

We also have the Golden Plate One Year Membership Promotion still going on. It appears that almost everyone who wants to take advantage of this offer, has already done it so it won't be around for too much longer. If you're waiting until the last minute... now is the time!


Tags: Cysero Dage Nulgath War Treasure Chest

 
 


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