Design Notes

November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Item Hunt

Take a break from the Turkey and Hunt down items!!

That's right!  When it's time to take a break from the Turkey, head on in to AQWorlds.  Today's Black Friday Item Hunt item is here!

These 0 AC drop items* will be available in-game as drops until the Black Friday shop leaves in early December!

Countdown to Black Friday schedule:

  • Monday: get the Dark Noble Garb from Giant Crashers in Weddingdead map
  • Tuesday: get the Charred Phoenix Pet from Mana Phoenix in the Thirdspell map
  • Wednesday: get the Elegant Doom Toga from Flame Soldier in the Embersea map
  • Thursday: get the Shadowseer House Guard from the Sullied Master in the Dagefortress map
  • Friday: get the Dark Ripper House Guard from the Blademaster in the Evilwardage map
  • Saturday: get the Cyber Dryad Set from the Red Dragon in Lair
  • Sunday: get the Cyberfire Torches from the Astral Ephemerite in the Timespace map

* Different items will have different drop rates - some will be harder than others... but some will be pretty easy. Happy battling!

Tags: Reens,

November 25, 2015

Thankstaking - A Feast of Fear

The Feast of Fear has arrived!

What happens...when Mogloween doesn’t end? This year, one mad scientist aims to serve up a taste of terror you’ll never forget...a Feast of FEAR! And if he succeeds, those two holidays will never be the same again!  A plague of Pumpkin Spice is upon us... and only you can help save Lore!

Join Oishii and the Magical Candy makers to stop this plague of Pumpkin Spice and stop Gourdello and his evil plan to unleash the OverGourd!


Gather all the spice you can to stop Gourdello from taking over even more Holidays!  Oishii will take all the Pumpkin Spice you can gather in exchange for some gourd-geous new gear!

Tags: Reens,

November 25, 2015

Share The Love, Get A Prize

AQ3D Backer Quest!

Share our AQ3D Kickstarter announcement post on Facebook and retweet Artix's AQ3D Kickstarter announcement tweet! If the community completes the quest, everyone in AQW, DF and AQ Classic will get a FREE SWORD designed by Dage. The higher the score, the bigger and crazier the weapon gets! See how many we can get before the Kickstarter ends on the first day of the new year!

Share this:  Facebook AQ3D Kickstarter post

Retweet this: Artix's AQ3D Kickstarter Tweet

That's all there is to it. The Blade unlocks at 1000 TOTAL shares and re-tweets. (example: 500 shares + 500 re-tweets = 1000 total), and it evolves the more we share these two posts! This is great because you get something for doing almost nothing AND you're helping us spread the word about the AQ3D Kickstarter!

P.S. Oh, if the community somehow goes over 2,500 then we will film a video of Dage's reaction when we tell him he has to make it even bigger and crazier.

Check out the AdventureQuest 3D Kickstarter

Tags: Reens,

November 24, 2015

It's Beginning to Look a lot like Frostval!

It's that most wonderful time of the year... almost!

Once the Harvest Festival is over, Lore takes a few (a VERY few) days off to relax before the next awesome holiday!  What is in store for us this Frostval?  Will Twig cause something to go crazy... again?

Who knows what is in store for you this year - but you know for sure that there will be epic gear, fantastic items and a CRAZY story!

Tags: Reens,

November 24, 2015

Coming Soon - Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

Black Friday Shop Opens on 11.27 at 12:01 AM

Set your alarm clocks because the Black Friday shop is ALMOST HERE! Featuring the rare BladeMaster Assassin CLASS, armor set, houses and house items from Dage the Evil plus a ton of gear from Blade, Tana, and your other favorite AQW artists - the darkest shop of the year is also one of the brightest spots in our calendar!

The shop will also include:

  • Dark Spirit of Conquest Armor and helm
  • Black Void of Revontheus
  • Elegant Toga Armor
  • Dark Daimyo Pet
  • and more!

Cyber Monday Shop Opens on November 30th at 12:01 AM

DOUBLE set your alarm clocks because the Cyber Monday shop is ALSO almost here! Featuring an all-new Cyber house from J6 plus cyberized base classes and an overclocked Void armor set from Laken, and super-charged weapons from Osu, this is going to be one super-cyber shop you won't forget!

Keep an eye on Twitter for more Cyber Monday previews as they are created!

Tags: Reens,

August 06, 2015

Hunt for the Treasure Dragon's Egg!

Pirates have stolen the Most Valuable Treasure of all!

The Treasure Dragons have long been revered by the people of (and off the coast of!) Terra Lacuna.  Tragedy has struck the area, with the theft of the Lord of the Treasure Dragons' heir!  Chrysos, Lord of the Treasure Dragons, will NOT be pleased that pirates have stolen Xergon's Egg. His heir isn't even hatched yet and he's already getting into trouble!  DragonMaster AuScythe was supposed to be looking after Xergon, but the Pirates managed to steal away the egg from underneath his nose!

Phione - one of the mermaids living off the coast of Terra Lacuna - spotted the pirates who stole the artifact from Chrysos, Lord of the Treasure Dragons. 

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YOU are going to need to get his treasure back... before it's too late for the entire Treasure Dragon race! But beware - the protective curse-magics surrounding this artifact are strong - you can see how they've begun affecting Phione, slowly turning her and anyone nearby to gold. 

While you're battling to take down the thieves and recover the artifact without being gilded yourself, keep an eye out for the deadly creatures of the deep!  You never know what you'll find in the depths!

Tags: Reens,

March 20, 2015

Brimstone Steppes

The Bandits of the Heath

Life is hard on the Steppes.  General Kyron knows this better than anyone. That's why he did it, right?  Robbing caravans, holding up travelers, demanding tolls that didn't exist.  One-time Bandit Chieftain Kyron did what he had to do in order to ensure the survival of his troupe.  But that is all over and done with. 

There's a problem, though... recently, reports of bandit activity have made Kyron nervous.  With the war and the plague, he cannot afford any distractions.  It is up to you to help Kyron take down his former comrades, and escape the shackles of his troubled past!


Centaur Tier Package Details

Hold your horses heroes, because one does not simply rock the Centaur morph. Here’s the lowdown on how you can giddy up as Lore’s first-ever four-legged legend! (Click the picture for the full rundown!)


Rumors of Dragon Sightings!

Rumors about of dragons being sighted on the steppes, and over the Fire Islands themselves.  Visit Vasalkar's Lair to take your chance at finding the 0 AC Akriloth's Bane polearm (available for a limited time), and also a hint about what comes next!

Happy Birthday Galanoth!

Gear up to DragOn! It's Galanoth the DragonSlayer's birthday today, so we released a special addition to the Lair map in his honor!

To celebrate, he'll need YOUR help to throw a party for every DragonSlayer on Lore. If there's one thing DragonSlayers do well (besides slaying dragons...) it's PARTY! He'll need you to go on quest to provide all the tastiest birthday treats: Dragon-Spice Cake, Wyrmfire Punch, Dragondoodle Cookies, and more!

Suggestion Shop Update:

Tonight is the first of several new Player Suggestion shop updates we'll be adding in over the coming weeks! We're starting the series of updates with Boxer502's "Rowan's Sword of Will."  One of your fellow heroes, Boxer502 is best known for the many tophat suggestions that have found their way into our holiday event releases!


February 23, 2015

Moving Things Around

Vordred is cranky and Faith Moves!

From time to time we take a look at older maps and see what we can do to make them play a little more smoothly.  This week's job is to re-tool the /vordredboss map in order to get the shops opening in the right order!

It seems that Vordred is being difficult, so we need to take him down and give him a little bit of a lesson on how to play nice with others!  While /vordredboss is getting rebuilt, you can now get the Blinding Light of Destiny Handle from Arryd's Doomwood Challenge Shop... for a limited time only!

Faith has really made herself at home in /Northpointe, which is why she has disappeared from Battleon.  Fear not, Beastmasters, as her Beastmaster Shop and quests have made the trip to Northpointe!

In-game Event Leave Dates

  • Tuesday, February 24th: Pancake Day leaves
  • Friday, February 27th: Quibble*, Hero's Heart Day and Friday the 13th leave
  • Monday, March 2nd: Chinese New Year and Carnaval leave

* Note: all gear tagged as "awesome" from Quibble's shop will return during the Firestorm Saga

Tags: Reens, Bugs,

February 17, 2015

It's Pancake Day!

Grab Your Maple Syrup!

The Grand Master Lunch Lady Oishii has returned to Battleon bringing with her a few silly, pancake based items. You can find her in Yulgar's Inn but watch out, you will probably get hit at random by her flying flapjacks of doom! 

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Seasonal items are returning - like the Pancake Hat w/Butter and the Oolong the pancake bunny pet, and there is even a new Pancake Puppy pet!

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Oishii's Pancake Goodies:

  • Pancake Hat
  • Pancake Hat w/Butter
  • The Full Stack
  • Oolong Pet
  • Pancake-Topus pet
  • Pancake Puppy pet

November 30, 2014

Become a Legion Paladin

Legion Paladin Class Skills Breakdown

Legion Paladins are the dishonest and evil protectors of… DAGE and DAGENESS! Heh, but really... You used to be a Paladin and now you’re the undead minion of a seemingly invincible armored lich. Use your skill in both light and darkness to strike down all who oppose.. Whatever you believe you’re fighting for.

How to Unlock Legion Paladin Class

When you buy a Legion Armor T-shirt or Paladin Armor T-shirt from, each comes with an awesome weapon and half of the "Legion Paladin" class. Combine both halves to create the full class in AdventureQuest Worlds! Themed after the shirts... we merged Artix's Paladin armor and Dage's Paragon armor together into a horrifying and powerful new class. 

  • Get the Legion Light of Destiny when you buy the Legion Armor T-Shirt
  • Get the Purified Caladbolg Sword when you buy the Paladin Armor T-Shirt
  • Get the Legion Paladin CLASS when you buy both T-shirts

Legion Paladin Class Skills

Auto Attack: Pretty basic. 2 second cooldown.
You need to be able to swing around your weapon somehow.

Extirpate: 15 Mana, 5 second cooldown

Increases damage taken by 10% while increasing damage done by 25% for 6 seconds.

Mending Gloom: 30 Mana, 8 second cooldown

Heals up to 2 friendly targets.

Shadowlight Spear: 32 Mana, 12 second cooldown

Does increased damage, but applies Bones Aflame, doing DoT damage to yourself.

Shadowplate & Penumbra Rank 4 Passives

Increases your endurance by 15%
Reduces damage taken from spells by 25%

Neat little passives. Helps you survive more. Not much to say about it.

Soul Breaching: 15 Mana, 12 second cooldown

Damages enemies while enhancing mana regeneration with a guaranteed crit.

Overall View of the Class

Legion Paladins gain mana when they strike an enemy in combat. Most prefer strength, intellect but don't mind endurance and dexterity.

  • Medium healing + mana support. 
  • High damage, no AoE. 
  • Works well as a hybrid. 
  • No bonuses or debuffs to your own or enemy hit chance or haste. 
  • Huge damage but comes with a price.. one you’re totally capable of healing right back.

October 29, 2014

Blood and Blades Finale

The Ruler has been decided!!

The four contenders for the Vampire Throne were reduced to two: Lady Solani and Baron Luca! Many battles were fought, the rule of the Blood Run has been proven! The new ruler of Darkovia is.... Lady Solani!

Head into the Eternalnight area to watch the cutscene and see how the final battle went down... then prepare to bow to your new Queen (or flee with your chosen ruler to plot takeovers)!

Tags: Reens,

May 21, 2014

Secrets are awesome!

The Eye of Chaos Sees All

An ill-wind blows through Lore, and Chaos is on the rise!  Seek throughout Lore for the special item that will reveal a secret about the upcoming Lords of Chaos Finale!  Changes are coming - whether they be good or bad remains to be seen.

It's watching you.

We've added a special limited-time drop to the Chaos Dragon in /castleroof - the Cry of Chaos axe! Slay the dragon for a chance to get the axe. Hold onto it, and sometime next week, its in-game description will change to reveal a secret about the upcoming chaos finale. Talk to Beleen in Battleon to start the hunt!


November 11, 2013

Mod Hunt Update


Message from Reens, Lead In-Game Moderator, coming your way:

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who applied! We have a TON of promising applications (over 1000 made the first cut!), and are reviewing them all very carefully. I will be sending out emails to the applicants we'd like to speak to. 

AQW mods know how to /party

Unfortunately, we cannot email everyone who applied, so if you do not hear from me in the next week or two, please apply again when we hold the next Moderator Hunt in March or April!

Thank you all for wanting to help make AQWorlds safe and fun for all our players!

Battle On!


Tags: Alina, Mod Hunt, Reens,

October 21, 2013

In-game Mod Applications Closed


Then read this letter from Reens, the lead in-game moderator!

Hi guys! We are looking for new mods for AQWorlds, and now is your chance to apply!  One thing I have to stress - you MUST be over 18.  If you are under 18, if you don't include your age, or if you start with "I'm not 18 yet, but..." the application will not be considered.*

We are most in need of moderators who are bilingual (or more) in English and one of the following languages: Tagalog, Portuguese, Spanish. We will consider applications from people who only speak English, though!

We will need the following in an email:

1. Your real name, age, country of residence.

2. AQW Game account name and email

3. Artix Entertainment Master Account name

4. Forum account name and email (not required to have one)

5. Languages you speak

6. Twitter account name (not required to have one)

7. A cover letter describing yourself, and what you think being a mod will mean.

Please send your COMPLETE application to by Friday, October 25, 2013.  If the application is not complete, we won't consider it.  And please, one application per person. We will read all the applications. If you are chosen to go through a further interview, we will contact you. Unfortunately, we cannot reply to everyone.

Battle on!

* Note: please do not email applications to join Player Support, become an Artist or Dev. We are only looking for new in-game moderators, but we love how eager you are to help us and your fellow players!

Post-script from Alina: Not sure what the difference between a Mod, Dev, and Tester is? Check out Cysero's handy breakdown of the different tasks each role performs.

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