Design Notes

August 13, 2015

Get a Free Clawg Pet in AQW

When this Post Gets 1000 Shares on Facebook!

Head to Facebook and hit the "Share" button on this post to spread the word about the AQ3D Alpha test at www.AQ3D.com! If the post gets 1000 shares by September 18th, we'll give everyone in AQWorlds a FREE Clawg pet!

The Clawg pet - created by Memet - is one of the monsters you can go and slay in the AQ3D Alpha test (happening RIGHT NOW at www.AQ3D.com). The Alpha Test is open to all AQWorlds members, so if you want to get wicked-awesome bragging rights and help us build this new game from the ground up, head on over and join in the fun!

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June 09, 2015

BioBeasts Breach Battleon!

Unlock exclusive BioBeasts Armor Sets in AQWorlds

Are you as excited about BioBeasts as we are?!? The creative minds behind EpicDuel are proud to announce BioBeasts, a free single-player arcade-survival game coming soon to iOS and Android. Your mission: escape, mutate, DESTROY!

Play as a mutating monster fighting its way through a robot-controlled laboratory. But you’re not just some ordinary monster… you’re a BioBeast, and as you grow stronger and more powerful, you evolve and mutate! Wicked.

Use simple tap controls to unleash devastating damage upon the onslaught of bad guys trying to capture you. It’s a fast-paced fun game that’s simple to pick up but hard to put down.

We cannot wait for you to unleash the BioBeast within you(r phone)!” – the EpicDuel Team

Exclusive Items, aww yeah!

We know that you and all your friends are going to LOVE this game. And that’s why we need YOUR help telling everyone about BioBeasts!

This is kind of like a contest…except everyone will win prizes if we all team up and work together! All you need to do is Like the BioBeasts Facebook page, and the more Likes we get, the closer we will be at unlocking exclusive BioBeasts-themed Armors, Helms, Weapons, and more in AQWorlds.

Here's what you have to do:

  1. Like the BioBeasts Facebook Page
  2. Tell your friends to Like the BioBeasts FB Page
  3. New Items will unlock in-game at Battleon when each milestone is reached:
    • Helms unlock at 7,000 Facebook Like
    • Back Items unlock at 15,000 Facebook Likes
    • Swords unlock at 25,000 Facebook Likes
    • Armors unlock at 50,000 Facebook Likes
    • BioBeasts Pet unlocks at 100,000 Facebook Likes!

The Electro BioBeast gear is free for ALL players. The Hazardous BioBeast gear is available for Legends. Every item is 0 ACs for free storage! 

Click here to Like the BioBeasts Facebook page, and we will be one step closer at obtaining these exclusive BioBeasts-themed items for AQW!

Thanks so much for supporting BioBeasts, EpicDuel, AdventureQuest Worlds, and all your favorite Artix Entertainment games.

You’re the best!!

xoxo Beleen =D

BioBeasts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BioBeasts

BioBeasts Homepage: http://biobeasts.artix.com/

BioBeasts Twitter: https://twitter.com/BioBeasts

EpicDuel Homepage: http://epicduel.artix.com/

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September 17, 2014

Dare to Share!

1,000 Shares --> Mega Spoiler Announcement

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

Talk Like a Pirate Day event AQWorlds MMO

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

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

YAAAARRR! Clicky 'ere to Share!

Skulls and crossbones, Beleen! =D

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March 18, 2014

SurveyMonkey: Go Bananas

Help us help YOU boost your gaming experience!

Your friends at Artix Entertainment are eagerly working on exciting new games that you and your friends will love (like Battle Gems, which was released this morning woooohoo!!). But what kind of games would you like to play… and where would you like to play these games? Hmmm…

AdventureQuest Worlds Facebook survey

Behold! Our first ever SurveyMonkey Survey on the AdventureQuest Worlds Facebook page!  This super quick 6 question survey will help Artix, myself, and the rest of the team develop games that YOU want to play on the devices that YOU play on the most.

We put the QUEST in questionnaires. So team up with us and let’s make history by creating the best video games ever!

Take the AQWorlds Game Survey on Facebook.

Thank you so much! You’re my real-life hero =D

xoxo Beleen!

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January 29, 2014

“New Releases” on Facebook

Get the AQWorlds Weekly Newsletter NOW!

Hi there! I know you love spoilers, and I know you love the weekly newsletters, but don’t you wish there was a way to get ahead of the game like right now?!

New Facebook App for AQWorlds

Now you can! I added a “New Releases” tab on the AQWorlds Facebook page that is updated with the weekly newsletter. It works just like the real newsletter but now you don’t have to fish it out of your inbox. Because it’s right there on Facebook. Sweeeeeeet!

Chinese New Year Newsletter on Facebook

I just updated “New Releases” with the brand-new newsletter regarding this Friday, January 31, releases. Check it out here!

xoxo Beleen

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October 21, 2013

Swordhaven Falls this Friday

Face the Chaos Beast AND Chaos King Alteon!

Log in Friday to take on the 3-headed Chaos Dragon AND confront Chaos King Alteon in the 12th Chaos Saga finale! Will you slay Chaos King Alteon... or spare him? And what will be the cost of your decision? As Swordhaven falls, Chaos flames rise high; life in Swordhaven will NEVER be the same!

Chaos rises and Swordhaven falls!

Your battle will begin on top of Swordhaven's castle as you tackle the Chaos Beast while Lady Celestia watches. Then, race through a burning Swordhaven  while Choas King Alteon flees his fate... and more destruction of the home he once loved.

Swordhaven will change... FOREVER!

After that, the final confrontation will begin. Will you save Chaos King Alteon, or will you slay him? And can you live with yourself once that choice is made?

This week is the beginning of the end of the 13 Lords of Chaos Saga! From here, we move into Xing and Xang's Chaos Beast and Chaos Lord battles, then... into the heart of the Chaos Realm itself!

AQWorlds 5th Birthday Gift: 200 Free ACs!

All players active in the last 6 months with an account at level 15 or higher will get 200 ACs for free when they log in! (To get the prize, your account must have been level 15+ before October 21, 2013)

Thank you for playing AQWorlds!

Guilds Phase II PTR badge arrives tomorrow!

Now that Yorumi is back from vacation AND healthy, we're moving onto some delayed projects. The Guilds Phase II PTR badge (and the Guild City Founder Statue) will be awarded to ALL players in a Guild created during the PTR at midnight tonight. (They will appear in the Book of Lore immediately, then on character pages tomorrow.) The servers should only need to shut down for 5-10 minutes. Cross your fingers!

Thank you for founding your Guild City during PTR!

Updates, Updates, Updates!

Work on the Oracle Class, the reward for getting 1 million Likes on Facebook, is almost complete! We've got art, now we just need to finalize the skills, then we'll get that out to you all! Stay tuned for more news on later this week.

Oracle Class: 0ACs for ALL players!

Last week, Dage made some amazing, technicolor Dragon Ninja Katanas for the Wheel of Doom and Destiny! These blades will drop from 1 of the Wheels for a limited time (1 full month) starting this Friday!


Let the glow move you... into battle!

  • Tomix's SoulWeaver armor is coming to AQW as soon as he has time to make the female armor.
  • The female BrutalCorn armor will arrive as soon as Memet finishes making the art for the ChronoCommander Calendar Class!
  • The earnable version of the Dragon Shinobi armor will arrive today.
  • Yorumi and I will meet tomorrow to finalize our plan for the new anti-botting system.
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October 09, 2013

1 Million Likes on Facebook

You DID IT! Thank you to everyone who helped!

WOW! 1 million Likes on the AQWorlds Facebook page! You guys are AMAZING, and this is absolutely YOUR victory! When we work together, there is nothing we can't do!

 

AQWorlds likes YOU x 1,000,000!

Stay tuned to the Design Notes early next week for more details about the Oracle Class, which ALL players will get for FREE (with 0 ACs for permanent storage) as soon as we finish testing it!

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August 07, 2013

Make our Birthday Wish come True!

Help AQWorlds reach 1 Million Likes by October 11!

Your favorite online adventure game is turning 5 Years Old on October 11th, 2013!

Happy birthday in online adventure game

Yeah, I know October is pretty far away, but the entire AdventureQuest Worlds team has a pretty big birthday wish: to reach 1,000,000 Facebook Likes before our birthday celebration.

And with YOUR help, you can make our 5th Birthday Party the best one yet!

How You Can Help

Gather everyone you know—your friends, family, & followers—and tell them to Like the AdventureQuest Worlds Facebook page to help us reach 1 Million Likes by October 11, 2013.

Facebook 1 million likes contest in online adventure game

This would be the best Birthday Present ever! Woohoo!

Birthday Presents for All

The best gifts are the ones that everyone can enjoy =D And who doesn’t enjoy Star Swords?! Whispers amongst the AQW team hint at NEW Star Swords… but what will the colors be? Hmmm

Star Swords in online adventure game AdventureQuest Worlds

Tell us what colored Star Swords you want to see on our Facebook (and don’t forget to Like us, too)!

Did you used to own a Star Sword but misplaced it indefinitely? No worries, my loves! Due to popular demand, if you've lost an Upholder Star Sword you had access to, you'll be able to get it again during our Birthday Event.  

And if we DO reach 1,000,000 Likes by the AQWorlds Birthday, what other presents would YOU like to unwrap? We’ve got lots of time to plan, so lend us your ideas and let’s see if we can turn them into reality!

Stretch Goals

With you on our side, we’re pretty confident that we can reach 1,000,000 Likes by October 11th, 2013. What happens if—nay, when!—we reach 1,000,001 Likes… and beyond?

You tell us! You and your buddies always come up with the BEST ideas, so let us know on our Facebook Page what presents we should deliver for surpassing 1,000,000 Likes. You guys and gals help us—and we’ll reward you handsomely =D

Like the AdventureQuest Worlds Facebook page

Tell us what Birthday Presents you want to unwrap

Invite your friends to play AQWorlds with us

And Battle On towards victory

xoxo Beleen

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April 30, 2012

Returning to Doomwood!

Back For More Undead Fun!

And by fun I mean torture.

For us, not you.

Once again, Artix is personally crafting this story which means that we get to do a lot of things that the engine has never done before (which means a lot of new and interesting bugs). It also means INSANE cutscenes as the story continues.

I don't know if you were here for the last Doomwood but it nearly KILLED poor Samba. We asked an inhuman amount of effort from our (at that time) rookie animator, and while this amount of work would have killed, driven insane or caused a lesser animator to walk out of the AE Undergrounjd Lab never to return... Samba somehow rose to the occasion week after week (each week getting steadily worse for her) and somehow managed to pull off the equivalent of THREE MONTHS worth of weekly release animation in just under a single month.

Now we're back and while Artix DID learn that he needs to write fewer cutscenes, he seemed to think that meant that he could just make those few longer and even more insane than the earlier ones!

Needless to say this week it's all hands on deck as we return to Doomwood with an all new story which in nicely to the introduction of our first action figures!

I'm sorry to say that also means that I will be needed in the weekly releases for a while which means no time for Mid-Weeks, BUT we will probably have more MEMBER ONLY addition content in Doomwood than we have had in any other zone. Special fights, side storylines (which is much like a mid-week in itself) special armors, weapons, pets, capes, helms and other goodies and maybe even a special class (we'll have to see on that one).

Artix & Sepulchure Toys

They are nearly here!

My sources (at least the reliable ones) tell me that they are on their way to the U.S. Toys R Us locations right now. They should arrive there a week or two before theyn reach us here and become availible on HeroMart.Com.

People often ask us why we can't get them to Toys R Us locations in other countries and that's mostly because there are different branches of the company and our relationship is so far only with the American branch of the company.

If our stuff keeps selling well in the American branch then we might be invited to start up a relationship with various other branches of Toys R Us... but that's really up to you guys.

Toys R Us gets to set their own price and we want the HeroMart price to be competative with the Toys R Us price so we have to wait and see what they set their prices at before we can set ours. If we decided early and went too high with the HJeroMart price, then we would be shooting ourselves in the foot and losing sales to Toys R Us. If we go to low, then we undercut Toys R Us and they might decide to cut ties with us which kills any future deals we might make with ANY branch.

SO... soon they will get theirs, we will find out what the decide for the price and then we will be able to tell you the HeroMart price whicl will be very close to the store price.

For the special Limited Edition BLACK version of the toys, I'm pretty sure that the price will be $50. It comes with the same in-game items as the normal versions but we made a LOT less of these and you will ONLY be able to get them from HeroMart. These are for hardcore collectors ONLY (or maybe people who want to resell them on E-bay for double price when they sell our and go rare).

More news on that as it arrises.

Limited Time DOOM Starter Package!

A lot of you seem to be taking advantage of this deal and not just for the rare DeathKnight set!

Here's the deal: Right now we are offering our normal 3 month +1000 ACs Membership package (both on our payment page AND on the Portal Site payment page so you can get it with Artix Points) except for a limited time you get an ADDITIONAL 1000 AdventureCoins AND you get the DeathKnight Set (armor, helm, cape and sword based on the traditional DragonFable design) as a bonus!

It will at LEAST be here until the end of the week but this IS a Limited Time offer and once it's gone the armor set will go Rare (Any future DeathKnight class will have new art).

Even if you're already an AQW Member, getting DOUBLE ACs and a rare armor set for the same old 3 month price is a pretty good deal!

If you have already taken advantage of this deal and can't find the set, remember to look in your BOOK OF LORE in the AE section. You will see the DeathKnight badge near the bottom and you can open the shop from there! :)

The LAST Live Draw!

This Wednesday is the final of the five AE artist run of Live Draw events. Dage The Evil is on deck and warming up his drawing hand (by hand signing 500 of his Coffee Dragon prints which sold out over the weekend on HeroMart)

 

About the gauntlet.... don't ask.

As usual, we have no idea what he's going to draw beforehand but knowing Dage it will be EPIC. Like a banana with a hat or something!

Remember, we go live at 4:00 PM EST (Server Time) and the shop will stay up for only about 24 hours!

Beware Fakes

A lot of you older players have heard this before but over the weekend we got to hear from a whole new wave of NEW players telling us that Alina was promising them they could become mods or offering them free Coffee Dragon prints in exchange for passwords or credit card information.

THAT IS NOT THE REAL ALINA!

No member of the AE staff will EVER ask for your password or credit card information. Neither Alina or I have personal Facebook accounts... we only have Fan Pages. Here is MINE and here is Alina's.

Fake Facebooks and Twitter accounts pop up ALL THE TIME and there are LOTS of people who think that they have found the real deal, but use your head. Be smart. Look around the internet, talk to your friends... most importantly, don't believe everything that you see on the internet.

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February 16, 2011

Show off ‘dem Badges!

Facebook integration & a sneak peek at this week’s release!

Have you heard about this “Facebook” thing? Apparently it’s a social network site that has taken over the world. And now it’s inside AQWorlds!

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Thanks to Minimal’s super fancy pants coding skillz, you can NOW show off all your shiny badges on your Facebook page! It’s simple, it’s free, and it’s available for everyone who loves this MMO. And who has a nice collection of achievement badges inside their Book of Lore.

All you gatta do is click the Settings button on your toolbar. Looks like 3 gray gears. You can’t miss it.

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And theeeen you check that red bubble next to the “Facebook” option.

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And theeeeeeeeen you open your Book of Lore, click on the Badges section, and begin making your family and friends jealous over your shiny sparkly awesomesauce badges by clicking the Share button!

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After you log into your Facebook account (a prompt will appear asking you to do so), that’s all there is to it and it’s time to show off those hard-earned badges! Now, we don’t encourage bragging… but… well… yeaaaah, these badges are wicked cool and everyone deserves to see them =D

This is only our first step into Facebook integration. What other updates would you like to see posted on Facebook? Leveling up? Maxing out a Class? I just Upgraded? Let us hear about your ideas on the forums!

Sandsea Saga Expanding: Spoilers Ahead Below!

After your latest encounter with Zahart and his Djinn, Zhoom thinks that the only one who can help is the god-king of the Sandsea, Sek-Duat. Accompany Zhoom as the two of you head to the Sek-Duat Dynasty Pyramids to track down the immortal mummy on Friday!

New fiends, a new minigame, bunches of Sandsea gear, and a cutscene await your arrival inside these ancient pyramids. Lodarazs, the Team’s newest artist and animator, has a sneak peak of an Anubis Guard monster that is dying to meet your acquaintance!

anubis concept art

Hey… that guy looks pretty sketchy…

anubis art final

HEY! Now that’s what I’m talking about!

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks and we’re as excited as you are to get back to the Sandsea action. With the return of the Sandsea… I wonder if the Black Market dealer will come back as well? Will he have new items in his shop? Will any of his old loot return?

There is only one way to find out… and Friday can’t possibly come any sooner!

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