March 22, 2012
Focus on the Locus Magicalicus
Power. Magic. LIFE. Coursing through your mind, heart, and soul. Mages might wield mighty power, but that comes at a price, and it is not always easy. It takes great control, both of the mind and the will. In our world and the universe of Sarah Prineas' The Magic Thief, mages use aids to focus their concentration and power. That was one of the reasons our universes blended so well.
With that as an introduction, let's move on to magic lesson #4:
Focus stones, a primer:
Each mage in AQWorlds has a focus, usually made of stone*. These stones allow the mage to hook into the ley lines and nexuses of magic which transverse the planet, and can guide them to the lines and reservoirs of magic across the world.
One of 6 member-only Focus Stone Clusters
With practice and a stone for which they feel an affinity, a mage may also use the focus stone to enhance, to boost, their power. The crystalline structure of many stones allows it to hold the focused power mages channel through them.
As an example, think of a small tendril of a mage's power being funneled into a gemstone. That small jot of power bounces off the facets inside of the stone, gaining energy as it rebounds off the planes. That extra energy boosts power, increasing the strength of the magical working.
One of 5 AC Mana Surge Stones
With the proper focus and will, a mage may find their strength greatly enhanced, the power of their spells increased manyfold. Of course, that is for normal mages. With the... unique... magic found in Cysero and Warlic, who knows? These two rare mages have not allowed a proper study of themselves to be made.
The Emerald Mana Surge
* For example: Cysero with his stone hammer, Warlic with his gemmed staff, Alina with the stones she uses in her potions.
Magical Event Rare Rewards!
This Friday set your sites on a store full of mystical, magical, awesome armors, accessories, and weapons! From the enticing member-only Embero Spell armors as quest rewards to the powerful Aether Blade in the AC Rares shop, all the way to the Obsidian Athame free players will find dropping from Deorysa, there are rewards for everyone to collect and covet!
Mystical Blades in the AC Rares shop!
Member-only gilded athames
Mystic NightStalker, AC Rares shop
Dage the Evil's Death-day Shop Leaves Friday!
Dage returns to the Underworld tomorrow, taking his shop of rare birthday (birthweeks?) items with him! They will NEVER be available again, and that's one of the reasons the shop stayed so long. If you haven't battled your blade-edge off farming for the Paragon pet, get your armor in gear and get moving!
The Magic Thief event will be available for the foreseeable future, but the event rares will leave after a week, so get this massively-magical gear while the shop's still in-game! And be sure to check out The Magic Thief event page here!
October 07, 2010
Yep. It’s Thursday. And there’s A LOT going on.
I know how much you all love pink, so I took it upon myself to add as much of it in the Design Notes as possible which, as we all know, is probably not the best idea considering when Artix gets around to seeing this…
SO! You all know by now that tomorrow is the AdventureQuest Worlds’ 2nd Birthday Event!
Twig is ready. Are you?
If you haven’t already, you should really check out the AQWorlds 10/10/10 Event Page. It’s pink-free and explains A LOT about what’s ganna go down tomorrow.
But there’s more. Oh yes, there is ALWAYS more. So I’m going to try my best to answer all your questions ahead of time so that everyone is on the same page.
AQWorlds 10/10/10 Birthday on 10/08/10
Your favorite MMO is turning 2 years old on 10/10/10! But… tomorrow we are releasing the Event. We know October 8th is NOT the same as October 10th… but we couldn’t wait that long for cake. I mean, c’mon, can you blame us? Do you SEE the size of that cake up there? Mmmm.
So yes! We will be celebrating AQWorlds’ 10/10/10 Birthday on October 8th, 2010. It should begin sometime around Sundown where we live. So….7pm-ish EST.
Level Cap Increase
The Level Cap is increasing all the way to 35! YEESSSSS! However (a very, very important however), you will NOT be able to get over Lvl 30 until Saturday.
WHAT?!!!?1?!11!? (See. Knew this was going to happen.)
So why aren’t we raising the Lvl Cap when we release tomorrow? It’s simple. This is going to be our biggest release yet, in player-turnout and in file-size. There are going to be soooo many of our friends logging in the second we launch the event that, if our servers don’t crash then, they just might when every Lvl 30 levels up around the same time.
You all want to play the event when we release it, right? No one likes being disconnected when in the middle of an awesome Cutscene or pwning the Boss during a heated fight. With this being said, you and all your Lvl 30 buddies (the Staff included) will not get to Level Up until mid-day Saturday.
And then we will see who will be the first to hit Level 35! I can’t wait (…but I have to until Sat) =P
Inventory Increasing to 75!
Awesome! More bag space! On Friday (for real) you can purchase up to 10 more Bag Slots, giving you a max inventory space of 75. SWEET!
These 10 new bag spaces will come in quite handy when getting oodles of new Event RARES.
Event Rares! ZOMG do tell more!
Oh yes. Event RARES. This means, without a doubt, all of the items during this event will NEVER be offered again. So for all you rare-item hunters out there (and I know there’s a lot), make sure you get everything you can because once we remove the Event (scheduled for next Friday the 15th) you will not be able to get the gear ever again.
There will be a Pre-Event Shop that will open—as the name suggests—before we release the entire Birthday event. Just like the Friday the 13th Pre-Event Shop, all the items in this shop will sell for AdventureCoins. This way, you can store these Event Rares in your bank FOR FREE and FOREVER! No one likes to give up one rare item to make room for another, so all these bad boys are AC Items ^___^
Even More Event Rares!
Of COURSE there are going to be more items. All the other Event Rares that aren’t in the shop will be dropped by the Monsters in the Mirror Realm. I can’t tell you how many new items there are going to be… because I’m not too sure myself. We will all just have to wait until tomorrow!
Here’s a sneak-peek of some Event Rares and a glimpse at the Mirror Realm…
What the… this… this doesn’t tell us ANYTHING!!
Laugh Out Loud! =D
For all you 2nd Upholders out there, there will be Member-only exclusive perks throughout the birthday event! Along with the coolest Event Rares being Mem only, there will also be a special quest to get a special weapon and even a Challenge Fight area. The Boss here is bound to have some wicked drops… if you can defeat him, that is….
If you haven’t already upgraded to a Member, now is the best time to do so! If you support the game by becoming a Member in October (or having an active Membership on November 2nd) you will obtain the 2nd Upholder Badge, be bestowed with the ultra rare Onyx Star Sword on November 3rd, and get to show off the brand-new Member Only Event Rares during tomorrow’s release!
Without Members like you, events like this would never happen. Thank you sooo much for making all of this possible! You guys really are the best friends ever ^___^
Speaking of our best friends… we want to give a great big THANK YOU to Eonaleth! She’s a fan of all the AE games and keeps us company on our Twitters! And look what she sent us in the mail today:
Can you guess which one is mine? Hehee! This is soo thoughtful of her that I couldn’t help but give Eonaleth a shout-out in the Design Notes. It’s the least I could do for such a great gift from such a great friend =D
So, Eonaleth, you do realize that the 30,000+ people reading this are going to ask you for Friendship Bracelets, right? I hope you have enough string….
There’s EVEN More!
But Artix can explain later. Something about HeroMart, the new 'do on the Home Page, and I *think* he said something about Chucky...???