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October 12, 2018

Our 10th Anniversary begins this week

The Battleon 10th Birthday Bash begins on Friday, October 12th!

Welcome to your AQWorlds' 10th Anniversary party, Hero, and thank you for battleon alongside us! No matter if you've been with us since 2008, or just created your account yesterday, this party is for you because... without your enthusiasm, support, loyalty, and encouragement, we would not be here.

Log in NOW as we begin the first week of AdventureQuest Worlds' BIGGEST anniversary celebration ever. Head to Battleontown to /party with all your favorite NPCs and friends from across our game universe. With 4 maps, 21 quests, 11 shops, 5 cutscenes, and over 60 items, this week's DOUBLE 10th Anniversary Birthday/Sepulchure's Saga release is HUGE!

  • Talk to Zorbak in Battleon to quest for 12 new Good and Evil house statues!
  • Explore Battleontown and see who's come to your party... like The Hollow, Tomix, Verylrus, and more! Each NPC has words of congratulations, shops, or quests for you to take.
  • "Sign" our Guest Book by posting on the Artix.com event page here: Sign the Guest Book
  • Head to the /birthday map to see even more friends, battle the 10th Anniversary Cake for delicious goodies and rare drops
  • Talk to Artix for his Bright Paladin's Weapon quest
  • Talk to Alina for the 10th Anniversary Event shop
  • Talk to Gravelyn to begin (or immediately unlock) Sepulchure's Original Helm

Plus, each of the Game Leads' NPCs has their BattleCon shop featuring imported gear from their games PLUS a new item just for you!

Our Gifts to You: Free ACs and More Space!

Yesterday, we gave all eligible heroes 500 free AdventureCoins and more inventory and bank space as our way of saying thanks! for playing AdventureQuest Worlds during our 10 year anniversary.

Join us this week for:

  • 500 free AdventureCoins (accounts must have logged in within the last 3 months and be level 10+)
  • 10 free Item Inventory spaces, 10 free Bank spaces, 10 free House Inventory spaces, 10 more Friends List slots
  • The max number of buyable slots available will increase to: 250 Item Inventory spaces, 300 Bank spaces, 125 House Inventory spaces
  • Sepulchure's DoomKnight Armor becomes 0 AC, non-member (quests will still require membership)

10th Anniversary Armor Sets: Eternal Champion

Check out the 10th Anniversary Rewards shop, with the seasonal Eternal Champion set and the event rare Platinum Eternal Champion sets! 

The Event Shop includes:

  • Eternal Champion set
  • Platinum Eternal Champion set
  • Eternal Champion's Paragon Pet (with quest for wings)
  • Eternal Champion's Nulgath Pet (with quest for wings)
  • Doom Fire

The Eternal Champion's Paragon and Nulgaht pets each have a quest for equippable versions of their wings, to help you and your companion sync up on and off the battlefield!

The Undead Legion and Nulgath Nation are two of the most popular factions in AQWorlds. That's why we've created pets to help YOU celebrate your time here. Starting tonight, find the exclusive

  • 10th Anniversary Paragon Pet in the Undead Legion Merge shop for 1000 Legion Tokens (0 ACs)
  • 10th Anniversary Nulgath Pet in the Diamond Merge shop for 100 Diamonds (0 ACs)

Each pet has a quest for an equippable version of its helm.

The 10th Anniversary Paragon and Nulgath pets will be available until the end of the year. If you're only just now joining these factions, you will have several months to farm for the requirements to unlock the pets! Happy battling!

Member Preview: ShadowScythe General Class

Starting tonight, members can talk to Gravelyn in Battleon to try out the ShadowScythe General Class. This baby has some lore behind it (he was originally a LightGuard General who... sadly... fell to Sepulchure and Noxus) and a LOT of power. 

Next week, you'll be able to unlock the class immediately for 2,000 AdventureCoins or - much like the Artifact Hunter Class - you'll be able to farm a daily quest and/or get drops from next week's boss.

Member Preview: ShadowScythe General Class

Starting tonight, members can talk to Gravelyn in Battleon to try out the ShadowScythe General Class. This baby has some lore behind it (he was originally a LightGuard General who... sadly... fell to Sepulchure and Noxus) and a LOT of power. 

Sepulchure's Helm Reward

  • Farm for the iconic Sepulchure's Helm OR
  • Unlock it for free if you have Sepulchure's DoomKnight Armor 
  • Unlock it for free if you bought the Sepulchure Action Figure from Heromart
  • Unlock it for free and get the color-custom variant if you bought the Sepulchure Armor T-Shirt from Heromart

Note: the color custom helm will arrive next Friday.

Story Release: The Rise of ShadowFall

We continue Sepulchure's Saga with Chapter 2... the Rise of ShadowFall! This section of the story follows Sepulchure as he battles to build a foundation for himself. Noxus the Lich is very willing to use (and abuse) his desire to expand. This week, fight through /noxustower as Sepulchure on your way to become the darkest ruler Lore has ever seen!

Our 10th anniversary event is really a double event. There's the full birthday release, but with such an milestone year, we wanted to tell a story that none of our games ever has. ShadowFall has been such a HUGE - but silent - part of your adventures through Lore that showing its creation felt like a worthy story to tell. Next week, we'll continue the tale as the Champion of Light (and Sepulchure's love) Lynaria re-enters the picture on HER quest to save him from the Darkness.

2018 Founder Pet: Twilly's Platinum Dragon!

Tonight: the original AQWorlds Founders will unlock their exclusive 10th Anniversary Exclusive pet: Twilly's Platinum Dragon! This is our way of continuing to say "thank you!" to the original supporters of AdventureQuest Worlds.

For the last several years, we themed the Platinum Dragon on one of the Talk Like a Pirate Day naval sets, and this year was going to be no different. We tried the "Ghostly Platinum Dragon" and the "Golden Platinum Dragon" AND the "Spiderkin Platinum Dragon" but... none of them felt QUITE right for such a milestone. So we went back to our roots, and your heroes. Twilly has been with you for the last ten years, and its fitting he join your platinum dragon now.

More to come...

This week is only the FIRST part of our 10 year anniversary extravaganza! Next week: the ShadowScythe General Class will be available for all players. Buy it for ACs or farm for it (daily quest or boss drop methods). NostalgiaQuest will have a small update. The Color-Custom Sepulchure Helm and Renn/Zio armors will also be added.

And later this month, find...

  • 9th and 10th Upholder Star Sword accessories in /DragonRoad
  • Sepulchure's Rise: Chapter 2, Part 2 (and the farmable Noxus armor rewards set)
  • New Achievement Tracker rewards
  • New Mogloween 2018 event and rewards
  • As many other surprises as we can craft, construct, and create
  • the Surprise of DOOM! (some of you may know what this is. Some of you may even be right. O_O)

Thank you

You make our games possible, and for that Artix, the AE team, and I /salute you! Here’s to another 10 years and more battling to save this world and all the future ones we journey through together.

Tags: Alina,
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October 12, 2018

Login Issue Update

Fix Investigation in Progress

Update for heroes experiencing the "Unknown Error Accessing Game Database. Please Try Again Later." issue: Captain Rhubarb is investigating the problem and we will resolve this as soon as possible.

I apologize for the inconvenience. We will keep you updated here and in the DNs.

Update #1: Captain Rhubarb, Cemaros, and the Bug Hunters are on the hunt. They will report in ASAP.

Update #2: The issue (which only affected select AQWorlds member accounts) has been resolved! Thanks to those who reported the issue; we've left a gift on your account to show our appreciation for helping us fix this very nasty issue.

Tags: Alina,
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October 11, 2018

10th Anniversary Gifts

Log in for our 10th anniversary gifts to you!

This Friday, we begin AdventureQuest Worlds' BIGGEST anniversary celebration ever. Log in and head to Battleontown to /party with all your favorite NPCs and friends from across our game universe.

Join us this week for:

  • 500 free AdventureCoins (accounts must have logged in within the last 3 months and be level 10+)
  • 10 free Item Inventory spaces, 10 free Bank spaces, 10 free House Inventory spaces, 10 more Friends List slots
  • The max number of buyable slots available will increase to: 250 Item Inventory spaces, 300 Bank spaces, 125 House Inventory spaces

Note: accounts must have logged in within the last 6 months to get the free spaces.

Tags: Alina,
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October 10, 2018

ShadowScythe General and Special Bludrutbrawl event!

Fight the team in Bludrutbrawl today at 5pm eastern!

The Class Council will be participating in /bludrutbrawl team pvp fights from 5pm+ eastern Thursday, October 11th on the Artix server. Look out for the new ShadowScythe General class on Class Council members!

Welcome to the ShadowScythe General design notes! First off, this testing version of the class will be available to members 1 week before official release. The skills below will likely be changed by the time the official release happens NEXT Friday. 

How to Get the Class 

You can obtain the test version of the class tomorrow (the 12th) if you're a member by speaking to Gravelyn in birthday /battleontown. The Member preview class will convert to a base class next week when the class is out for everyone!

Starting Friday, October 19th, you can get the class by...

  • Talking to Gravelyn in Battleontown to find the Class for 2,000 ACs or 
  • Collect merge items from the daily quest to create the Class or
  • Farm the boss for a 3% drop to get the merge items to create the class

Important details

  • Legends can earn the merge items 2x faster!
  • Both versions of the Class and gear will be permanently available. 
  • The AC versions of the armor, helms, cape, and weapon will have additional damage boosts.

Class Focus

We built this class with a focus on group PvP. It’s a niche we haven’t really focused on much and we wanted the Paladin-crushing General to be an absolute boss in group PvP. In fact, your Undead Rebirth straight up prevents Paladins (and LightCasters) from getting or giving several of their auras! Outside of PvP we also wanted it to hold its own as a farming class and we gave it some of the best sustain out there.

Description: Recommended Enhancements: Lucky, Hybrid. By the powers of of Noxus, you have been reborn as an Undead General! Paladins, Lightcasters and even High Lords tremble at your dark presence. Gather your undead army and take what is rightfully yours!

Stats: ShadowScythe Generals favor Strength, Intellect, and Endurance

Mana Regen: ShadowScythe Generals don't use mana. They gain power from submitting their defenses to Consuming Shadows.

Abilities:
Auto Attack: Shadow Slam
Deals damage on hit and grants a stack of Consuming Shadows which which debuffs your damage resistance by 4% and increases the damage done on all of your skills for 20 seconds. Stacks to 20. Also applies Overwhelming Shadows to your target, reducing their haste and damage by 10% for 2 seconds.
          Type: Physical
          ManaCost: 0
          Cooldown: 4 seconds
          AOE: 1
          Medium range
          
Rank 1: Shadow Blast
Disperse the shadows in a blast of dark energy. Deals damage to up to 6 targets and has a 50% chance to petrify them for 1 second. Applies 3 stacks of Consuming Shadows per target hit. You also gain Rush of Unlife which increases your haste by 40% for 8 seconds.

           Type: Physical/Magical
           ManaCost: 0
           Cooldown: 8 seconds
           AOE: 6
           Full screen range


Rank 2: Bone Picker
Rips the bones right out of your enemies! Deals damage to up to 6 targets and applies a stack of Consuming Shadows. Also applies a stack of Undead Assembly which increases your damage done and healing done by 10%. Undead Assembly lasts 15 seconds and stacks to 4.
           Type: Physical/Magical
           ManaCost: 0
           Cooldown: 6 seconds
           AOE: 6
           Full screen range


Rank 3: Undead Rebirth
You rebuild yourself. Applies a HoT that lasts 4 seconds. Your undeath creates an aura of decay around you preventing up to 6 hostile targets from healing for 4 seconds. Applies a Shadow Seal on you and your enemies which blocks your enemies from applying the following auras: Illuminated, Lumen, Light Wave, Soul Drinking, Abolish, Righteous Seal and Blinding Light. Shadow Seals lasts 10 seconds.
           Type: Physical/Magical
           ManaCost: 0
           Cooldown: 10
           AOE: 6 (hostile only)
           Full screen range

Rank 4 Living Dead
          Increases damage resistance to a max of 80% and prevents 10% of damage resistance debuffs.

Rank 4 Passive: Unblinded
          Increases your hit chance by 30%

Rank 5:  Shadow Void
Explode in a void of darkness. Deals massive damage to your primary target and less damage to up to 5 surrounding targets. Damage is increased by Consuming Shadows stacks and consumes those stacks. Damage always crits and can't miss. Also applies Crippling Fear to all enemies hit, decreasing their dodge and hit chance by 30% for 3 seconds.
           Type: Physical
           ManaCost: 0
           Cooldown: 12 seconds
           AOE: 6
           Full screen range

Rank 10 Passive: Sepulchure’s Blessing
          Increases your Crit Chance by 20%



Tags: Arklen,
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October 10, 2018

10th Anniversary Artifact: Sepulchure's Helm

Arrives 10.12.2018

Sepulchure's Helm is one of the most iconic items in AdventureQuest Worlds. For the past 10 years, we've gotten requests from players on our forum, on social media, in-game, and via email, asking for a way to obtain this helm. This Friday, you'll get FOUR different ways to obtain it!

Because the helm is such a key part of one of the Artix Entertainment Universe's NPCs, and because so many players have wanted it for so long, we did not want to lock this behind a paywall or create an overly-complicated, long grind to get the item.*

Instead, we created a what we call a "Sane Completionist" end-game gift. Unlocking Sepulchure's Helm is a badge of honor; a way to show everyone that you've finished everything we consider "main story content."

  • Farm for the iconic Sepulchure's Helm
  • Unlock it for free if you have Sepulchure's DoomKnight Armor 
  • Unlock it for free if you bought the Sepulchure Action Figure from Heromart
  • Unlock it for free and get the color-custom variant if you bought the Sepulchure Armor T-Shirt from Heromart

If you've kept up to date with all the releases, or bought one of the HeroMart products listed above,** we want you to be able to log in and immediately unlock the helm once it's live.

Requirements to unlock the helm:

  • Level 70+ 
  • Complete the 13 Lords of Chaos story
  • Complete the AQW: Zombies story 
  • Complete the Throne of Darkness story 
  • buy a 1 million gold item 

This Friday, find Gravelyn in Battleontown as we celebrate our 10th anniversary with the BattleOn Birthday Bash! Once the birthday event is over, the quest for Sepulchure's helm will move to ShadowFall.

*Sepulchure's DoomKnight armor and random RNG drops not required.

** Must have the in-game achievement in order to unlock the helm

Tags: Alina,
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October 09, 2018

AQWorlds Patch Notes

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:

  1. Imp in old city part of Mobius now attackable.
  2. Mitsubishi’s AC Shop is back in business.

Art Fixes:

  1. Winters Dark Solstice Female top and bottom are now aligned, and arm has been fixed.
  2. An entire zoo of pets moved off many legs!
  •     Chaos Lord Healer / Warrior / Mage / Rogue
  •     Voltaire's Baby Black Unicorn Pet
  •     Bright Dragon Battle Pet
  •     Shadow Dragon Pet
  •     Cursed Platinum Monkey
  •     ALL the Paragon Pets

Not Fixed & Why:

  1. Fearfeast is a Harvest map, not a Mogloween one.

Extras!

Eternal Skull Pirate Helm & Skelly Things In General.

So we’re back on Non Standard Armours and Set Pieces again.  Skeleton heads in general do not cover the player head.  In order to get them to cover, we need to either upsize the head or put blackout pieces behind the head.  The Ghostly Naval Commander is an example of an oversized head.  This is why the chin sticks out from behind helms that were not specifically crafted for  it.  The Eternal Skull Pirate Helm uses the blackout piece so that it did not have to be made huge, and will fit on standard sized armours.

Ghost Ears!

Armours themselves do not come with ears.  This is so that your ear, or an ear that is supposed to be on a hat will not interfere with the look.  This can cause some fun though, when you have an armour like Invisible Ninja or any of the Symbiote armours.  We can’t remove the ear because it isn’t on the armour, it’s on your head. If you need to get rid of one of these ghosty ears, you will need to change your hairstyle/head to the style “Blank” in Yulgar’s change room.

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