Design Notes

October 28, 2021

13th Upholder Final Weekend

13th Upholder ends Tuesday, November 2nd

October's almost over! If you want to become a 13th Upholder and gain access to all of our new StarSwords, the class, and the all-new Upholder-only zone, be sure to upgrade your account before November 2nd.

 

Over 12 years ago, AdventureQuest Worlds went live and our game universe was never the same. For the first time, we were able to go on adventures together. We've added new events, battles, rewards, and more for you every week since 2008. If you are not already a Member in AdventureQuest Worlds, please consider supporting the game by becoming one during our 12th Anniversary event.

Upgrade your account with any membership until Monday, November 2nd and you'll automatically unlock...

  • 24 Star Swords
  • Sentinel Class
  • Exclusive character page badge
  • and more

What does a 13th Upholder get?

As a 13th Upholder, you'll receive:

  • Exclusive Upholder Class: Sentinel Class!***
  • Sentinel armor set
  • Access to the exclusive Star Sword: Origins zone
  • 13th Upholder exclusive Star Swords
  • 13 Chaos Lord Star Swords
  • 12 Lord of Order Star Swords
  • 13th Upholder Character Page Badge
  • Infinite bragging rights

The 13th Upholder exclusive Star Swords are:

  • Glacial Star Sword
  • SoulWeaver Star Sword
  • Rainbow Star Sword
  • Alchemical + Classic Alchemical Star Sword
  • Bonebreaker + Classic Bonebreaker Star Sword
  • Fallen + Classic Fallen Star Sword
  • SkyGuard + Classic SkyGuard Star Sword

All Upholders Unlock: Chaos Lord Star Swords

Last year, to celebrate our 12th Upholder / AQWorlds anniversary event, we permanently released the 12 Lords of Order Star Swords for ALL upholders in the StarSword Merge Shop in /dragonroad. This year, we are releasing the 13 Lords of Chaos Star Swords for ALL upholders in the StarSword Merge Shop in /dragonroad! 

The Chaos Lords and their Star Swords are:

  • 1st: Escherion + Star Sword
  • 2nd: Xiang + Star Sword
  • 3rd: Vath + Star Sword
  • 4th: Kitsune + Star Sword
  • 5th: WolfWing + Star Sword
  • 6th: Kimberly + Star Sword
  • 7th: Ledgermayne + Star Sword
  • 8th: Tibicenas + Star Sword
  • 9th: Khasaanda + Star Sword
  • 10th: Iadoa + Star Sword
  • 11th: Lionfang + Star Sword
  • 12th: Alteon + Star Sword
  • 13th: Dragon + Star Sword

AdventureQuest Worlds Members make our games possible, and allow us to keep the majority of the game free to play for ALL heroes. Thank you for helping us keep AQWorlds online and updating since 2008. Artix, the AE team, and I /salute you!

2021 Founder Pets + Achievement Tracker Update

12 years ago, AdventureQuest Worlds went live and players jumped at the chance to become the first Members of AQW. These lucky, early supporters of the game became the game's Founders. Every year after that, we show our appreciation to them for being the first to support AQWorlds by giving them a new Platinum Dragon pet. This year's Founder Dragon pet will arrive in November, along with our 2021 Achievement Tracker rewards.

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Tags: Alina,
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October 27, 2021

AQWorlds Servers Back Online

We now return to your regularly scheduled adventures

The server issues affecting logins and stability have been fixed thanks to the combined efforts of Captain Rhubarb and Zhoom! You should be able to log in and battle uninterrupted again. Thank you for your patience! 

Yesterday's surprise 24 hour DOUBLE SERVER BOOST to Rep, Gold, XP, and Class Points has been extended through 12:01 AM EST tomorrow (October 28th) to help you get your farming back on track.

Wait, what happened?! O_O

Yesterday and the night before, we had been receiving ongoing reports of server issues. Captain Rhubarb worked tirelessly to track down the cause (related to some recent backend changes to optimize performance). 

The server hamsters were enrolled in an intensive boot camp to improve endurance and performance. I'm happy to say, they have passed with flying colors and are now rolling in their hamster balls faster than ever!

Tags: Alina,
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October 26, 2021

Check the list of bug fixes to see what the team has addressed

Reens, Cemaros and the AQW Bug Hunter team are busy squashing the bugs you submit each week to the Bug Tracker at www.Artix.com/bugs.

Please do not send non-release bugs on Twitter.  They will get lost.  Make sure you send bug report forms!

Check back weekly to see if the bug you reported has been addressed.  Please remember that not all bugs are "easy fixes" so some reported and confirmed bugs from each week may not be on the fixed list as they will require more time or a different person to fix them.

If you would like to know how the reports go from you to fixed, check this page:
http://www.aq.com/lore/guides/BugReportFAQ

Bug Fixes:

⦁    Alina in /poisonforest will now offer her quests at all times.
⦁    Trigoras challenge monster maps /trigors and /ancienttrigoras rebuilt to get rid of looping cutscenes
⦁    Progress in /darkalliance issue fixed
⦁    Basic Divine Elixir and Divine Elixir now work when consumed
⦁    Multiple items not showing in inventory now fixed
⦁    Vath Badge & Monster have been convinced they are not the same
⦁    Deady badge and pet have been convinced they are not the same


Art Fixes:

General Fixes
⦁    Cursed Captain's Hat now covers the full face
⦁    Cor Mortis Champion had a little surgery on the ear
⦁    Glacial Naval Commander (M) torso art fixed
⦁    Dreadful Victorian Garb Eye no longer disappears
⦁    Legendary Knight, Knight of Light (M&F) insignia issues fixed
⦁    Enchanted Tracksuit no longer showing off your underwear

These items have had CC fixes
⦁    Azure Cleric Of Time CC on hands
⦁    Ancient Wanderer (M)  CC on torso
⦁    StarBlade Master (M) CC on the arm
⦁    Eagle-Eye Archer Helm +5 CC fixes


These items have been repositioned:
⦁    Doomed Flintlock
⦁    Ti's Mace
⦁    Chaos Magus Greatsword
⦁    Crane Fan

Class Fixes

⦁     Fixed an inaccurate description on Ninja's Thin Air skill.
⦁     Fixed a bug on Lycan's Instinct aura which caused the second stack to have double its intended value.
⦁     Fixed a bug on Pirate's Combo and Cutlass auras which caused their second stacks to have double their intended values.
⦁     Fixed an inaccurate description on Chunin's Shadow Strength Passive.
⦁     Updated Horc Evader's skill descriptions for clarity.
⦁     Fixed a bug on HighSeas Commander's Combo Rune and Empowered Rune auras which caused their second stacks to have double their intended values.
⦁     Updated HighSeas Commander's Magical Enchantment skill description for clarity.
⦁     Fixed a bug on Glacial Berserker's Ancestral Rage and Frosted Fists auras which caused the second stacks to have double their intended values.
⦁     Removed the Rage Activated aura from Glacial Berserker's Shout of the Ancients skill.
⦁     Updated Glacial Berserker's skill descriptions for clarity.
⦁     Fixed a bug on Barber's Looking Sharp aura which caused the second stack to have double its intended value.
⦁     Fixed a bug on Dragonslayer General's Keen Eye aura which caused the second stack to have double its intended value.
⦁     Fixed a bug on Scarlet Sorceress's Vermillion Pact, Arcane Pact, and Mirroring Pact auras which caused their second stacks to have double their intended values.
⦁     Fixed an inaccurate description on Dragonslayer General's Drake Tongue skill.
⦁     Fixed a bug on Dragon of Time's Discordance aura which caused the second stack to have double its intended value.
⦁     Fixed a bug on Thief of Hours which caused the Stolen Life aura to apply the incorrect amount of Dodge.
⦁     Fixed an inaccurate description on Great Thief's Hidden Blade Passive.
⦁     Fixed a bug on Frost SpiritReaver which caused the Spirit Vanishing aura on Spirit Charge to apply the incorrect amount of incoming damage reduction.
⦁     Fixed a bug on ShadowScythe General's Consuming Shadows aura which caused the second stack to have double its intended value.
⦁     Fixed an inaccurate description on Blood Titan's Life Drinker skill.
⦁     Updated Lord of Order's Blessing of Order description for clarity.
⦁     Fixed an inaccurate description on Dragon Knight's Dragon's Fire skill.

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October 22, 2021

Queen of Chaos: Prison of Monsters

This Weekend: our 13th Birthday Origin Story Continues

Log in this weekend for the conclusion of our 13th birthday story event in... Queen of Chaos: Prison of Monsters! You've traveled back in time, battled alongside the 12 Heroes of Lore to recover the Elemental Orbs needed to seal away the Queen of Monsters. And now, the final battle is here. The Queen shows NO FEAR. There is no telling what tricks the Queen has up her sleeves... er, tentacles? O_O Stay alert at all times. To the very. Last. Second. 

In Queen of Chaos: Elemental Orb Hunt, you fought to help the original Ledgermayne, Tibicenas, Xing & Xang, and more find the rest of the Elemental Orbs... the keys to saving Lore by imprisoning the Queen.

In the first chapter, Queen of Chaos: The First Reign, your adventure began in /queensreign as you traveled back in time to help the 12 Heroes of Balance in their quest to bind the Queen of Monsters. 

/join orbhunt to continue your adventure!

  • Help Ledgermayne recover the Fire Orb
  • Complete Tibicenas' quests to secure the Light Orb
  • Fight through a frozen Mythsong to get the Ice Orb

Queen of Chaos Finale Reward Gear

Chaos is elemental. Fundamental. And has infected our world and heroes for centuries. That's why this week's rewards feature a selection of gear based on the Heroes of Lore...

And a selection of updated versions of their Chaotic Counterparts. 

Battle through the story in the /queenbattle map to unlock all 20 armors + their accessories.

New gear dropping from monsters this week:

  • ProtoChampion of Monsters set
  • 1st Hero of Balance armor + items
  • Evil Hero of Balance armor + items
  • Good Hero of Balance armor + items
  • 3rd Hero of Balance armor + items
  • 4th Hero of Balance armor + items
  • 5th Hero of Balance armor + items
  • 7th Hero of Balance armor + items
  • 8th Hero of Balance  armor + items
  • 9th Hero of Balance armor + items
  • 10th Hero of Balance armor + items
  • 11th Hero of Balance armor + items
  • 12th Hero of Balance armor + items

New gear in the story merge shop:

  • 1st ChaosLord Prime armor + items
  • Good ChaosLord Prime armor + items
  • Evil ChaosLord Prime armor + items
  • 3rd ChaosLord Prime armor + items
  • 4th ChaosLord Prime armor + items
  • 5th ChaosLord Prime armor + items
  • 6th ChaosLord Prime armor + items
  • 7th ChaosLord Prime armor + items

13th Birthday Character Page Badge

Talk to Zorbak in Battleon, then complete his 13th Anniversary Gifts quest in the /birthday map by November 5th, 2021 to unlock this event exclusive character page badge!


Support AQWorlds and Become a Legend!

12 years ago, AdventureQuest Worlds went live and players jumped at the chance to become the first Members of AQW. These lucky, early supporters of the game became the game's Founders. Every October after that, we hold the Upholder promotion - anyone upgrading their account during that period (or whose membership ends in early November of that year) becomes an Upholder... making them one of our most Legendary supporters. AdventureQuest Worlds would not be what it is today without their support.

How to become a 13th Upholder

tarting now we are once again offering the chance to become an AQW Upholder. Upgrade your account with any membership package until 11:59 EST on November 1st and unlock:

  • Have an active membership that expires after November 2nd, 2021 or
  • Upgrade your AQW account with ANY membership ANYTIME during the month of October**

All 13th Upholder badges and gear will be unlocked with tonight's release.

What does a 13th Upholder get?

As a 13th Upholder, you'll receive:

  • Exclusive Upholder Class: Sentinel Class!***
  • Sentinel armor set
  • Access to the exclusive Star Sword: Origins zone
  • 13th Upholder exclusive Star Swords
  • 13 Chaos Lord Star Swords
  • 12 Lord of Order Star Swords
  • 13th Upholder Character Page Badge
  • Infinite bragging rights

The 13th Upholder exclusive Star Swords are:

  • Glacial Star Sword
  • SoulWeaver Star Sword
  • Rainbow Star Sword
  • Alchemical + Classic Alchemical Star Sword
  • Bonebreaker + Classic Bonebreaker Star Sword
  • Fallen + Classic Fallen Star Sword
  • SkyGuard + Classic SkyGuard Star Sword

Leaving Soon: mark your calendars

Don't miss out on your favorite limited time events, stories, and gear! 

October 15:

  • Daily gifts released between September 15 - 30th go rare

October 31:

  • Daily gifts released between October 1 - 17th go rare

November 5:

  • 13th birthday events + rares leave

Daily Gift Schedule

Log in each day for a new server-wide reward item, boost, or drop rate increase. Bookmark the Daily Gift page to keep up to date with all of daily gifts! And don't miss the rest of this month's update. See the full release lineup here: AdventureQuest Worlds calendar.

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

Adobe, the maker of the Flash Player plug-in, 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 Launcher at artix.com/launcher, then log in and get back to battling right from your computer. No Flash Player or web browser needed.

Thank you

Our AQWorlds birthday celebration takes place all month long. YOU are the guest of honor, because you're the reason we're here. From Artix, the AE + AQW teams, and myself... thank you battling alongside us through THIRTEEN YEARS of adventure.

Tags: Alina,
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October 22, 2021

Frostval Holiday Boss Design Contest

Design a Frostval Holiday Boss Monster Contest

For all of you artistic, creative, crazy monster hunters, beast masters, and mad scientists out there in the AQW community... this is your time to shine! Our "anything goes" AQWorlds Frostval holiday monster design contest begins now! We want to see your coolest creature creation, so grab a tablet, a drawing pad, or block of clay and get ready to rock. This contest will run until 11:59am (Noon) on Monday, November 1st. 


Prize Details

The winning entry will be created and released in AdventureQuest Worlds as a Frostval Holiday reward farming boss this year.

Grand Prize Winner/s from each category will get:

  • Winning design created and released in-game
  • 2,000 AC prize
  • Free 2021 Frostval Collection Chest
  • To choose a friend (or alt account) to also receive the free Frostval chest
  • Character page badge

Victory Circle Winner/s from each category will get:

  • 2,000 AC prize
  • Character page badge

How to Enter

To submit your monster design for this contest, click where it say "Design a Holiday Boss Monster" on the widget below to upload your image entry. 

AdventureQuest Worlds Frostval Boss Design Contest

Bonus information:

  • If your winning entry is submitted in Flash, we may reach out to work with you directly on creating the monster art for the game rather than having a team artist translate it.
  • As always, we reserve the right to reward contest entries that go above and beyond, or show incredible creativity or passion.

Official Rules

  1. Artwork may be created using any medium: pen, pencil, Flash, crayon, chalk, etc.
  2. Must be original. No Screenshots, no copy/paste, no stenciling or tracing.
  3. Concept cannot be based on any existing monsters. This includes other games, tv shows, movies, anime, manga, comics, novels, other people’s concepts, your brother’s concept, and anything else not created by you.
  4. You may only submit one monster.
  5. Your submission must include the concept art (You can, but do not need to, suggest skills or animations)
  6. Images entered must be in .jpg format.
  7. All entries must be completed and uploaded by Monday, November 1st at 12:01 PM (noon) Eastern 
  8. Images must be no larger than "1920 x 1080"
  9. Not following the above rules will warrant immediate disqualification.
  10. Ultra scary monsters are fine, just please keep your submissions family-friendly!

Contest Entry Gallery

Want to check out all the other entries? View them in the contest gallery here.

Have fun, and we look forward to seeing your viciously-creative creations!

Tags: Alina,
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October 20, 2021

Artix Entertainment's Pumpkin Carving Contest: 2021 Edition!

Can you... SQUASH... the competition?!

… Ok, at this point maybe “Fall Food Decorating Contest” is more appropriate, but it just doesn’t have the same ring. BUT on to the contest! Do you have what it takes to carve the best AdventureQuest Worlds-themed pumpkin in all of Lore? How skilled are you in the fine arts of squash carnage? Are you able to duel-wield a camera and a carved ear of corn at the same time? If so, this contest is perfect for you!

Attention all ye who wish to enter…this contest: Mogloween is drawing ever near, so we need pumpkin-carving masters to take on this challenge!

Mogloween mog-luh-ween; noun

The evening of October 31 in Lore; celebrated in the month of October; observed especially by Heroes in costumes who solicit treats, candy, and Seasonal Rare items inside AdventureQuest Worlds

Prize Details

  1. There will be ONE Grand Prize winner, who shall receive 2000 ArtixPoints

  2. 2nd Place Winners will get 1000 ArtixPoints

  3. 3rd Place Winners will get 700 ArtixPoints

  4. Runner Ups will get 500 ArtixPoints

  5. If you go Above and Beyond, we shall award you accordingly ;)

Contest Timeframe

The contest will range from today, October 20th until 11:59pm EST on Sunday, October 31st. The winners will be announced the following week on the Design Notes.

Contest Rules

To be considered, all entries must:

  • Include your game character name and the year (2021) visually displayed somewhere within the picture or video

    • The game character name in the picture must be tied to an Artix account to receive a prize

  • Must not use digitally altered art (so no photoshopping) - we want to see what you can do offline!

  • Be themed on any Artix game, character, monster, etc

  • Be posted to the AE_Contests Twitter accountAQW Facebook account

  • The photo of your pumpkin must be of the highest quality—the bigger and more clear the picture, the better!

  • One entry per person

You are welcome to think outside the box and submit other non-pumpkin creative entries for our consideration… but carved pumpkins and gourds are what we want to feature!  So you COULD...

  • Paint a pumpkin

  • Dress an ear of corn

  • Carve a pumpkin pie

  • Build a diorama featuring acorn squash

  • … the possibilities are endless

Reminders

  1. Please don’t spam your entry or you will be disqualified! You can only win once per person!

  2. A true hero is a good sportsman -- we reserve the right to reward excellent examples of good sportsmanship or remove entries for abusive behavior towards staff or other contest participants.

  3. As always, entries that WOW us and go above and beyond, displaying true effort or creativity, will get extra-special attention (or prizes)!

Good Luck!

On behalf of the entire AE team, we are really looking forward to seeing your creativity carved into pumpkins… or gourds… or apples (?!)! Will you win the Grand Prize? There is only one way to find out—submit your photo today!

Tags: Rellik,
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