January 16, 2012
I CAN HAS MOD Round 3!
I CAN HAS MOD Round Three Has Begun!
The I CAN HAS MOD contest continues into round three. After Vader Darkside's Wish to change the last Cheezburger into the Darkside Class (which most people seem to like), everyone is wondering who will win this round and what their wish will be!
The new contest began this morning (although we will be going back Jan 4th to check for extra chances coming from AExtras) and the Golden Cheezburger Deluxe is now in Cleric Joy's shop for 0 ACs.
If you're new to the I CAN HAS MOD contest, here is how it works...
The I CAN HAS MOD contest gives you the chance to hang out for a few hours, 1 on 1, with one of the Artix Entertainment Staff (this time it's WINNER'S CHOICE!), allows to become a temporary Mod for as long as you're hanging out and allows you to make a wish, limited only by the 10 rules which only get unlocked as people encounter them.
How Do I Enter?
Easy. All you need to do is have The Golden Cheezburger Deluxe in your character’s inventory or bank at the time the winner is being selected (Winners will be selected on Feb 13th 2012). You can get the Golden Cheezburger Deluxe from Cleric Joy (the girl in the white robe when you first log in) in-game for 0ACs (It is a non-member item.). You want to keep it, as the description says. It will probably turn into something once the winner has made their wish. The Golden Cheezburger Deluxe gives you 1 chance to win.
You can INCREASE your chances of winning two ways. You get 1 extra chance for every month of AQW Membership left on your account at the time of the drawing. You also get 1 extra chance for every AEXtra that you complete.
Two winners were selected the first time but only one was selected last time and this round we will probably be selecting only ONE winner also! Make sure that the e-mail address attached to your AQW Account is a real one that you check often, Otherwise you will never know that you won, and we'll be forced to select a new winner!
Once again, the drawing will be held on February 13th, 2012.
Fascinating Cheezburger Facts
Here are a few answers to the most common questions about the cheezburger.
- Wasn't it 1AC, not 0? Yes, earlier today it was 1 AC, later we changed it to 0 as soon as we triple checked that we could track 0 AC items as securely as any other AC purchase. Everyone who spent ACs on the Golden Cheezburger Deluxe was refunded their single ACs.
- Will This One Turn Into The Darkside Class too?!?! No. That was Vader Darkside's Wish and it's been granted to the best of our ability. We move forward not backward.
- May I Wish For (Insert wish here)? Maybe. You never know until you make the wish and that is the only answer that you will get from us unless it's already covered by one of the unlocked rules. We still have lots of other ICHM Wish Rules left to be unlocked by the winners. Here are the rules so far.
#2: Any wish that breaks, or ruins the game or causes a lot of players unhappiness will not be granted.
#3: Any wish for an item will turn ALL Golden Cheezburgers in the game into the item that was wished for.
#5: If a wish is made for something that does not exist, it will be created as long as it is original. If it is a selfless wish, it will be created with love and care. If it is a greedy or hurtful wish, another randomly selected player will be chosen to make a counter wish, which may produce unexpected and unfortunately results upon the original wisher.
#10: Unknown, and oh man, this one is 100% insane. Please never unlock it!
- Should I hang onto my Golden Cheezburger? We highly recommend that you do but that's up to you.
- Which Mod Do we get to hang out with this time? This time it's YOUR choice. You tell us who, and if they are able, that Mod or Dev becomes your virtual side-kick for a few hours!
- I Thought Darkside Class has a hood and weapon coming? The hood is already in Dage's Legion Shop, the weapon will be added later today. Neither item is going rare.
When Will The Release Come?
We get this question over and over every Friday. Most people know that we will also tell you WHEN the release is live but we also know that you get excited and a lot of you won't accept "As Soon As It's Ready O'Clock" as an answer.
As I mentioned last Friday over Twitter, each AQW release is like a nice meal. You get to eat when it is finished being prepared but there is not exact time. We try our very best to have everything ready for you at close to the same time every week but sometimes we run a little late and some times we even run early. Demanding that we release doesn't actually make us work any faster or harder, as we are already running at 110% on Friday.
Please just try to remember that patience is a virtue and is often its own reward. Also, please remember that people who get worked-up and stressed-out end up dying very early.
Coming This Week!
This week we have three notes of interest.
First, there WILL be a Mid-Week Release coming this Wednesday. it will take the form of a new NPC and new mini-adventure in Akiba! Expect Ninja-y goodness.
Second, Chinese New year is coming and so is our annual Non-Member AC Chinese New Year pet, new Rares (like the armor and helm below) and returning Seasonal Rares. This Year's pet will be an asian style water dragon pet, as this is the Year Of The Dragon! The non-member pet will NOT be a Battle Pet. The Akiba New Year celebration starts this Friday!
Finally, Etherstorm continues this week! Galanoth has arrived in Etherstorm and you know it's like Frostval for him being surrounded by dragons that need slaying. This week we will also be adding the House and Potion shops to Etherstorm. We've decided that Elemental Dracomancer will be the class for the Etherstorm Wastes, but it will NOT be out this week or any time soon and we will also NOT be adding Etherstorm rep to the They Might Be Gaints farming quests.
Have I covered everything?
I also wanted to tell you that the Friday The 13th Event Rares and chance to get the Friday the 13th Badge, and the Friday the 13th House Shop will all be leaving on February 6th, so you still have some time to get the items that you would like before they go Rare.
Ok, I think THAT is everything. My poor, poor brain.
340 days until Just Another Day.