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January 22, 2021

Nulgath's Birthday Shop + Collection Update

Unlock 90+ rare items in Nulgath's Birthday Collection

Nulgath the ArchFiend’s birthday celebration continues this weekend! If you haven’t joined the /party yet, now’s the time because we’re adding two more sets to his birthday rares shop + 2021 collection chest. Get all of the event rare gear, including 11 armor sets, quest pet, and a rare character page badge for 10,000 ACs! (Over 25,000 ACs worth of gear)


This week, Nulgath's Collection Chest pet unlocks 90 items, including:

  • New: Darkovian Hunger of Nulgath set
  • New: Petrified Fiend set
  • Adimogde Pet (with a quest for the exclusive character page badge)
  • Thorn/Prismatic Thorn of Nulgath set
  • Void Paladin Slayer set
  • Black Knight of Nulgath set
  • Werepyre of Nulgath set
  • Void GateKeeper
  • DoomKnight's SoulEater Blade pet
  • Fiendish DoomKnight of Nulgath set
  • DoomFiend Overlord of Nulgath set
  • Fury Fiend of Nulgath set

Just want a couple of the items listed above? Apart from the exclusive pets, all of the gear contained inside the Nulgath 2021 Collection chest will also be available to buy individually in Nulgath's birthday shop.

Read on for important information

A few important tips to remember:

  • All of this year's event rare items will be available individually from the birthday rares shop in Battleon until February 12th, 2021.
  • In order to prevent shop abuse, the Collection Chest pet and Adimogde Quest pet cannot be sold.
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January 22, 2021

Doom Set: ArchFiend's BladeMaster

Available in the Wheel of Doom merge shop!

The Wheel of Doom spins round and round... and this week, as we continue celebrating Nulgath the ArchFiend's birthday, we've added the ArchFiend BladeMaster set in the Wheel of Doom merge shop! 

Find all of the set gear in the Wheel of Doom merge shop:

  • ArchFiend's BladeMaster armor
  • 3 ArchFiend's BladeMaster helms
  • Fiend's BladeMaster Katana cape
  • Painsaw of Nulgath
  • Fiend's BladeMaster Katana (single + dual wield)

Get your Free Spins

Everyone loves to get prizes... and that's why everyone in AdventureQuest Worlds will get at least one free spin on the Wheel of Doom per week.

  • Members get one free spin a day while their upgrade is active
  • All players get one free spin a week. 

Spin the Wheel, Collect Treasures, Choose Your Prize 

Each time you spin the Wheel of Doom, you'll get a Treasure Potion to spend in the Doom Merge Shop. Save up 1,000 and you'll be able to buy a Wicked Item of Donated Awesomeness. Each WIoDA lets you choose a rare or valuable item* straight from your account manager.

How to Claim your Prize

Make sure you have a confirmed email address attached to your game account, and then follow these steps:

  1. Decide on the item you want
  2. Log into your Account Manager
  3. Click on the "Awesome Prizes" link on the sidebar
  4. You'll see a list of the IoDA tokens you have available
  5. Choose from a list of ALL the eligible item rewards  
  6. You'll be taken to a verification page to confirm your choice

Redeem IoDA tokens to get even MORE bonuses

For each of the first six eligible IoDA tokens you receive , you'll get a FREE Bonus IoDA. The eligible tokens are the Ultimate, Epic, Platinum, Wicked  and Golden tokens. After that, you'll get a free Bonus IoDA for every 3 eligible IoDA you redeem, with no maximum stack. So if you have that dream set of gear you want to create... now you'll be able to.

After you redeem your...

  • 1st IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA
  • 2nd IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA
  • 3rd IoDA, you'll unlock 1free bonus IoDA
  • 4th IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA
  • 5th IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA
  • 6th IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA

Then, for every 3 IoDA you redeem, you'll unlock another free bonus IoDA.

After you redeem your...

  • 7th, 8th, and 9th IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA
  • 10th, 11th, and 12th IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA

And so on. The 3:1 bonus IoDA ratio starts after you get your first 6 free BIoDA, regardless of when you received them. (Example: if you've redeemed a total of 21 IoDA tokens, you'll unlock 11 BIoDA total. The first 6 BIoDA at a 1:1 ratio, and then 5 more at the 3:1 ratio.)

* Exceptions include staff personal items, custom weapon contest prizes, HeroMart items, etc

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January 22, 2021

Nulgath's Birthday, Pt 2: The Fiend Shard

New Birthday Rares, Farming Rewards, and Story

Our celebration of Nulgath the ArchFiend's birthday continues! Last weekend, you began the adventure to discover Nulgath’s origin story and meet his master, Adimonde. This weekend, log in and take on the ArchFiend’s forces as you  battle through his fortress. Your mission: destroy the Fiend Shard and save the OverSoul!


This weekend, /join fiendshard to continue the adventure:

  • Scout through Nulgath's fortress and battle fiendish guards
  • Locate the Key Fragments to progress
  • Defeat a filthy, fiendish miniboss
  • Destroy the Fiend Shard

And don't miss the rest of this month's update. See the full release lineup here: AdventureQuest Worlds calendar.

Fiendish Rewards

Good (and evil!) things come to those who work for them! Battle to earn even MORE dark and deadly rewards this weekend as you battle through part 2 of Nulgath's birthday event.

Farming quests

  • ArchFiend DeathLord armor, Champion Ender of Nulgath, FiendLord's Claymore and more
  • ArchFiend DeathLord helms + capes

Monster drops

  • Void General armor + accessories

Merge shop

  • Dirt Void of Nulgath
  • Crystal Guard of Nulgath
  • Fiendish Gem Pet

BONUS: ArchFiend DoomLord Armor Update

ArchFiend DoomLord's damage boost has been underwhelming when compared to some of the more recent damage boosting items, so we're bumping it up! Damage to all monsters boost increased from 15% to 35%. (Other DoomLord items will remain unchanged.)

Nulgath's Birthday, Part 1: the Origi-Nul

Nulgath the ArchFiend, lord of the OverSoul, has conquered many worlds and slaughtered millions, ruling over a a Nation of deadly fiends and warriors. But he was not ALWAYS one of our world's supreme Evil Overlords. Nulgath was human once... until he met his Master, Adimonde. This weekend, log in and battle as Nulgath and discover how he became the ArchFiend he is today.

Begin the birthday adventure when you /join originul:

  • Discover how Nulgath unlocks the power he wields today
  • Fight to escape Inquisitors
  • Enter a realm of darkness and energy... and survive your training
  • Battle fiends to prove your skill and leadership
  • Defeat the Fiend Champion of Adimonde to become his heir

Adimonde's Reward Merge Shop

Master Adimonde taught Nulgath many things... and was prepared to reward hard work and sacrifice. This weekend, battle to create the sets in his merge shop. 

  • Fiend Champion of Adimonde
  • Evolved Worshipper of Nulgath
  • Arcane Warfiend of Nulgath

Nulgath's Seasonal Birthday Shop

Find Nulgath's seasonal birthday shop is full of dark and deadly gear. These sets will return every year for his birthday, as our way of helping all his fans celebrate! Find the shop in your Game Menu until February 12th. 

Nulgath's seasonal Birthday Shop features:

  • Void Rebirth armor set
  • Void Awakening armor set
  • Shielded variants of both armors
  • Nulgath's Bounty Hunter Drone Pet (with two quests)
  • Nulgath's Birthday Gift Pet (with one quest)

Not sure who Nulgath is? Read on!

Nulgath the ArchFiend is the in-game persona for Nulgath-the-team-member, one of AQWorlds' original artists. Though he no longer works regularly for Artix Entertainment, his art style (prevalent in early AQW and featured in Oversoul) and the character itself remain hugely popular with many of our long-time heroes. To recognize their dedication and enjoyment, we hold an event in-game each year to celebrate the character and give them a hefty dose of the gear they love.

Flash is Dead. AQWorlds lives on with the Artix Games Launcher!

Adobe, the maker of the Flash Player plug-in, has stopped supporting Flash. But never fear! We built the Artix Games Launcher so you can continue playing AdventureQuest Worlds and your other favorite Artix Entertainment games. 

Download the Artix Games Launcher at artix.com/launcher  and you'll be able to continue playing all your favorite Artix games right from your computer. No Flash Player or web browser needed.

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January 21, 2021

Diabolical Tome Sellback Fix

The AC Exploit, Fix, and Moving Forward

Greetings, heroes! Earlier this month, we released the Diabolical Tome pet as a quest reward and because of an oversight, we inadvertently released an abusable AC sellback exploit into the game. In general, our policy is not to punish players for our errors unless they excessively abuse those mistakes.

Some players abused the sellback error (accumulating up to hundreds of thousands of ACs by selling the pet over and over). We ran a query to remove the free ACs from those accounts (which sets them to negative ACs, for example: -25,000 ACs). 

There were also a number of players who weren't intentionally abusing it, but who may have gotten the pet and sold it without paying attention. Those players were included in the query when we were fixing the issue. For those players were set to -900 ACs or less due to the Tome sellback issue... we have fixed your account by giving you 900 ACs to make up the difference.

How did this happen? The story.

Most of the time, we give quest and monster rewards a 1,000g value. If you sold that item in the first 24 hours, you would get 900 gold for it.

Because this item was created by Hikari, one of our artists, as a birthday present, I changed the price from 1,000g to 0 AC. Unfortunately, when I added the AC tag to the item, I did not change the price from 1,000 to 0. That means... the item was dropping and could be sold back for 900 ACs. That was my mistake, and because it was a last minute change... it did not get caught in testing.

We realized many players were getting the drop and selling it over and over in order to gain a lot of free ACs very quickly. Because players pay real money for ACs, this is something we had to fix, and quickly.

What happens next?

Though this was a developer mistake... we ask that everyone agree not to abuse exploits or glitches. In this case, a small oversight caused a big headache. So we've updated our admin site to show more information more easily in order to avoid this specific issue in the future.

If you were impacted by our sellback fix through no fault of your own, I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for not abusing a glitch. If you previously had -900 ACs because of our query, you should see that 900 ACs have already been applied to your account.

If you have a negative AC amount higher than -900 ACs due to selling the Diabolical Tome repeatedly, you'll need to pay back those ACs to reset your AC amount. If you have questions, you can contact Player Support via our Help Site.

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January 18, 2021

Log in for new gifts each day

Week of January 18 - 24th, 2021

We know a lot of you have had unexpected schedule changes and challenges over the last year. To help keep your spirits high as we enter the new year, we're making sure that when you log into AdventureQuest Worlds, you have even more to do. More rewards to hunt for, quests to complete, and battles to win. 

That's why we've added daily login gifts. Log in each day for a new item, boost, buff, or surprise. 

Monday

48 hour server boost, available until Wednesday at 11 AM EST.

Tuesday

Battle to unlock new reward item drops.

Wednesday

48 hour server boost, available until Friday at 11 AM EST.

Thursday

Battle to unlock new reward item drops.

Friday

72 hour server boost, available until Monday at 11 AM EST.

Saturday

Farming resource boost available until Monday.

Sunday

New seasonal reward item drop, available until January 31st.

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January 15, 2021

Log in for new gifts each day

Week of January 11 - 15th, 2021

We know a lot of you have had unexpected schedule changes and challenges over the last year. To help keep your spirits high as we enter the new year, we're making sure that when you log into AdventureQuest Worlds, you have even more to do. More rewards to hunt for, quests to complete, and battles to win. 

That's why we've added daily login gifts. Log in each day for a new item, boost, buff, or surprise. 

Monday

48 hour server boost, available until Wednesday at 11 AM EST.

Tuesday

New reward item drop, permanently available from the boss.

Wednesday

48 hour server boost, available until Friday at 11 AM EST.

Thursday

New reward item drops, permanently available from the boss.

Friday

72 hour server boost, available until Monday at 11 AM EST.

Saturday

Farming resource boost available until Monday.

Sunday

New reward item drop, available until January 31st.

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