February 05, 2013
The First Round of SHUT UP AND TAKE MY RARES Is Over!
160,011 characters had the February Rares Raffle Ticket in their inventories or banks. We added 1 extra entry for every day of Membership remaining on Member accounts and 1 for ever AExtra completed since Jan 1, 2013.
With every entry accounted for by the computer we had it randomly select a list of people from the total entries. The first winner has been e-mailed. If they do not respond by 4:00 PM Friday then we will move on to the next person on the list.
If you think that you might be the winner, CHECK YOUR AQW REGISTERED E-MAIL ACCOUNT!
All that we have asked of the winner is to give us a time to meet them online to discuss their prize. We have asked for no account or e-mail information. Beware scammers pretending to be us and telling you that you won. BE SMART.
Why Don't You Just tell Us Who It Is?
There are a few reasons.
- The winner might not respond, even if we did give you the name so we'd have to pick another one.
- The winner might not want to be followed and hounded and be targeted by hackers and scammers. They might not want their name released at all.
There Is Always Next Time
If you didn't win this time, never fear, there are LOTS of Rares left and the March Rares Raffle Ticket is already in Cleric Joy's shop in Battleon.
The February Rares Raffle Ticket now serves no purpose so you can sell it or just leave it sitting in your bank until the end of time.
Empress of the Shadowscythe
January 14, 2013
For Your Eyes Only
Hero, As you well know, several heroes from around Lore have been reported as missing. I've had my dark illusionists disguise themselves and take the places of Artix, Cysero, Alina, Zhoom, Ai No Miko, Warlic and a number of other heroes to avoid any panic. Most recently King Alteon has gone missing. Something must be done.
I don't expect the replacements to fool people for very long. Posters like this one have begun to pop up all over the land.
I have recently discovered who is responsible for the abductions. I command you, in the name of the Great Truce, to meet me at my fortress this Friday. I have devised a plan to rescue our friends and I will need able bodied soldiers to put this plan into action.
Echos Of The Past
Do you recognize the message above? Then you were probably playing back in October of 2009 when we first ran this adventure for AQW's first birthday. This week we continue Lionfang's Legacy with the re-release of the Assault on Onslaught Tower. There will be no war this time, but there will be a larger, expanded tower map, new quests, Member Only side quests, new music and of course new items!
Have you ventured into Blackhorn Tomb to face the Bonefeeder yet?
The first part of the Lionfang's Legacy storyline was released last week with a number of new quests, 2 new cutscenes, an AC shop, an unlockable item shop several new monster drops!
If you want to understand more about Maxamilian Lionfang, then Blackhorn is the place to start!
Some people were confused about how last week's story design notes fit into the history of the game. I will explain all of this in this week's release but I might as well clear it up now.
After Drakath revealed himself to the world and destroyed my father, King Alteon and I sent agents out into the world to look into the threat that Chaos posed and any possible solutions or weaknesses.
General Lionfang found something interesting in Darkblood rumors and made his way to Thunderforge where the Darkblood live in the city of Falguard. His first act in the area was to "cleanse" an ancient tower of the necromancer who was living there. Much of the crumbling structure was destroyed in the battle between the undead and Lionfang's loyal soldiers. Finding the location a valuable strategic asset, he converted the remains of the necromancer's tower into Lion's Keep, building it far stronger than it was before.
Lionfang's report to his King stated that the Necromancer had gone rogue and was killing loyal soldiers of Good only to reanimate them as servants of Evil, thus breaking the Great Truce. Reports of Lionfang's actions against my Evil followers had grown in number so I commanded my scryers to show me the past.
The truth of the matter is that General Lionfang simply attacked the necromancer who was using Shadowfall sanctioned body parts to perform his experiments. This means that it was LIONFANG who actually broke the Great Truce, boldly striking first against the side of Evil.
If only we had known General Lionfang's true feelings earlier, we might have been able to stop him from building his powerful base of soldiers and zealot followers which he now calls his Golden Onslaught. He has even changed the name of the tower from Lion's Keep to Onslaught Tower, flaunting his military might.
The man made a dangerous enemy when he decided to break the Great Truce and attack my follower. LONG UNLIVE THE SHADOWSCYTHE!
Season Of The Witch Hunter
This Wednesday, the Season of the Witch Hunter begins and the rare GrimmStalker armor will be sold for a short time.
It's being sold in celebration of the release of the new Hansel and Gretel movie for all of you classic dark fairy tale fans out there.
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY RARES
The SUATMR Contest is in full swing!
Want to win one of the rare items on THIS LIST?
Here is what you do:
- Buy a February Rares Raffle Ticket from Cleric Joy's Shop (or Warlic's Shop) in Battleon.
- Increase your chances by buying a Membership (every day left increases your chances by 1)!
- Increase your chances again by completing AEXtras offers (every one completed since Jan 1 increases your chances by 1 again)!
- Have a valid E-Mail attached to your AQW Account. We notify winners by mail. If you don't check your mail, you lose. No exceptions.
Good luck, hero.