Ayi - Event

The ArcAttack Shocking Musical Event

Happening right now: An electrifying musical event in the DoomWood Saga!
Join us for a special AQWorlds in-game special event with musical guest-star band, ArcAttack. This band literally uses lightning to create their music! They are currently using incredible amounts of power to perform experiments in DoomWood (FOR SCIENCE!) and have gained the attention of the unstoppable PaladinSlayer, Vordred. We know Vordred is plotting to wipe our world into an empty undead wasteland... and if this is part of his plan, we have little time to stop him! Join us on July 22nd 2011, at sundown (HAPPENING NOW!) for the the most shocking event of the summer... which will lead up to the DOOMWOOD FINALE!!!

Arc Attack

WHAT: ArcAttack Shocking Musical Event
WHO: Musical Guest ArcAttack, their robot drummer - King Beat, the AQWorlds team and YOU!
WHY: Last release before the climatic conclusion of the DoomWood Saga!
HOW: Join us in-game, right here at AdventureQuest Worlds


ArcAttack makes music with LIGHTNING!

Who wants to stand in the middle of 1/2 Million Volts of insanity?

The crew of ArcAttack gets credit for creating the original singing Tesla Coils. Two custom engineered hand built Tesla Coils throw out electrical arcs up to twelve feet long, each one acting as an instrument with a sound reminiscent of the early days of the synthesizer. A robotic drum set accompanies the spectacle, it's high power LED's flashing bright colors with the stroke of each mechanically actuated stick, while ArcAttack's six members churn out rhythmic instrumental melodies. Live instruments meet drum loops and samples to produce rock, electronica and indie with a splash of punk and a dash of metal served with a side of pop. During the show, the MC engages both the crowd and the Tesla Coils by walking through ½ Million Volt sparks wearing the relatively thin layer of his chain mail Faraday suit. This high power performance is unique in it's elements and energy, being at the same time mesmerizing and energetically thrilling.



Official Music, T-shirts, Concert Listings and more

Visit ArcAttack's official website for lots more. They even have T-shirts with instructions on how to make their tesla coils printed on them O_O ... Cool to have, but please do not actually make them unless you have a degree in making half-million volt shocky things.


Songs used in the event were carefully chosen to be suitable for players of all ages (including the youngest ones). ArcAttack's websites and the songs found there may contain lyrics and themes which are intended for audiences age 13+. If you under 13 please return to our homepage. Get your parent's or guardian's permission before going to ArcAttack's Website.

ArcAttack Website





The Play by Play

The behind-the-scenes countdown to launch

Whether you are joining us for your first special event, or are a veteran event-attender, I invite you to follow the events taking place behind-the-scenes here at the lab. I will keep you updated as things happen.You can post back to me on our play-by play Forum Thread, (Thanks Leila!), or Twitter or the AQWorlds Facebook!


The event is now live on all servers! The staff will be online checking for problems. Once again we would like to thank ArcAttack for being a part of this special musical in-game DoomWood storyline event! During the Q&A session we learned that ArcAttack actually created the Tesla Coil sounds that they used in the movie The Sorcerrers apprentice... how cool is that!?


The ARCATTACK Pre-Event Area area is live!
Come hang out with us and meet the band before the event starts. We will be taking LIVE questions and then broadcoast the answers to all servers!

Techno Mage Armor Set

4:25pm Servers restarting! Pre-Event area will be avaoiable when the servers come back online. See you there! The band is ready to log in.

4:06pm Preparing to roll files and restart servers to release the pre-event waiting area! Many thanks to George Lowe for doing a full recap of the DoomWood events leading up to this one -- you will be able to hear it in the pre-event area.

3:17pm Completely off topic... Faith just reported that there are now less than 50 of the Deady figures remaining at Http://www.HeroMart.com

2:35pm We checked in with the band and everything is on schedule! The pre-event area should be online at 4:30pm EST and the band will be present to do some Q&A. I am going to do a functionality rehersal with Yorumi (Our new AQWorlds coder - Minmal's apprentice who has been making our new classes and map coding) Alina is sitting at the other end of the table doing the final push to get all the items ready with descriptions and the acheivement ready for the event. The new artwork was done by Cysero, J6, Dage, Nulgath, Tekksin (intern), and Mennace. If you have ever wondered how we get the energy to do releases of this size... every single week... without fail... read this serious letter that we received from a player two days ago. The irony is that it is HE who is giving US the strength to go on no matter how tough it gets. I would like to thank this player and all of the wonderful players who write us words of inspiration to keep making our games better each week. Battle on!
Earlier today I recieved this super elegant fancy love-letter looking PRIVATE hand written envelope addressed to me, here at the lab. I opened it.... what in the!? Needles to say, our small, friendly committed team of indie game developers will politely be responding NOOOOOOOOoooooo thank you. This is primarily due to the other mail we get from actual players who truely love what we do and how much effort we put into it. I would like to post one of these letters for you. Warning... this one is a bit of a tear jerker. I am getting out my trusty blur tool and will be posting it in 30 minutes for you along with an ARCATTACK update.

1:20pm The Pony stuff around here has really been getting out of control. I have been finding Pony related files on some of our development servers created by staff.  I am getting the suspicion that Rolith and Jemini are up to something.... BIG. I recognized Jemini's drawing and coloring style on this piece of pony art. (Some players thought it was Thyton -- which was a good guess since Jemini colors a lot of Thyton's work.) I do not think the anti-pony code that we secretly embedded into the AQWorlds homepage will be able to hold off what is coming... you do know the secret code... right? It is the Konomi code. How to: Refresh the AQWorlds www.AQ.com homepage. Then, press: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, B, A. (This is not a joke an actually works. But it can be tricky to get to work depending on your browser.) Meanwhile... at 2pm I will be posting the letter. Feel free to post on Twitter what you THINK the letter was. (feel free to be.... creative!)


With only 3 hours left until we meet with the band this is getting really exciting! The team is creating a soundboard of audio out-takes which will be added to the things available in the Legend-only bonus zone. Also, in that area you can take a screenshot with your character in the faraday cage, the band, and access a special shop. A lot of players have been suggesting tesla coil house items... we are going to ask the band if they will let us do it. (Since we need to use the songs or the tesla coils will not fire.)

ArcAttack Event Screenshot

12:17pm Rolith just stormed into our room and demanded to see the letter before he "loses any more productivity due to refreshing the page." Then after reading it he walked out of the room laughing harder than any of the past 4 times he infected my computer and cellphone with pretty pretty pony art.


Things are going scarily on schedule for the ArcAttack release (and those of you who have been with us before know... this means something must be seriously wrong.) We have actually had a lot of unrelated technical problems since last Sunday. Maybe you could help me with a system wide game check? All you need to do is log on to everything that we have that you can log onto... once each... and make sure everything completely loads: AQWorlds, HeroSmash, EpicDuel, MechQuest, AdventureQuest, and DragonFable. If you find something wrong/malfunctoining please let me know using any of the communication methods above.

ArcAttack Armors

Here are some armors and items coming in tonight's event that you will be able to collect. The drops and the things in the bonus Legend Area will be permanent. The things in the Event Rare shop will be going rare... so get the rares before the shop closes!

11:37am We have collage of the armors, weapons, mad scientist helms that will be posted shortly with tonight's musical event shortly. The game code for the event is looking good and the cutscenes are... omg... really?! Done! (Go SAMBA! Samba is our newest animator on the AQWorlds team and has been doing almost all of the cutscenes in DoomWood and all of the cutscenes for this event. I am becoming a huge fan of her work.) As for the letter.. I just need a few more minutes with the photoshop blur tool.

WHAT!?!?!?!?!?!?!? OK...  I opened the letter. You are never going to believe what it is. (For the record, if it was a awesome and kind letter from a player I would have shared because it would have been cool, if it was a deep personal letter I would not have posted it, but would have responded to it kindly which would have ben cool. However... this is D.) None of the above. I was truly caught off guard and taking a picture to post.

 11:18am Woah... I just got this fancy hand written letter from Indianapolis. It says PRIVATE! I think we should open it and read it together. What do you think? Meanwhile - when I asked the AQWorlds team how things were going they said.... MP3 Link


Did you see the post on Warlic's Tesla Coil Replicator? Recreating the experience of one of their live shows is hard because we cannot program yor computer to make your hair stand up on end, LOL -- but this is pretty cool!

Mad Scientist Armor


Musical chairs/rooms: Today the entire AQWorlds team is working at the DragonFable table while the DF team and artists are in the AQWorlds War Room. Yurami reporting for duty. Zhoom will be out today due to what we believe to be a cute girl *panics*

10:00am Artix, Cysero, Alina reporting for duty!

9:00am SYSTEM NOTICE: Secret Underground Lab defense systems reporting no life forms present. Initiating wake up procedure and booting the Javatron 9000.

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