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October 15, 2021

Queen of Chaos: Elemental Orb Hunt

This Weekend: our 13th Birthday Origin Story Continues

Our 13th birthday story event continues this weekend with Queen of Chaos: Elemental Orb Hunt! Last week, 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. This weekend, log in and help the original Ledgermayne, Tibicenas, Xing & Xang, and more as you quest to find the rest of the Elemental Orbs you'll need to seal away the Queen. 

/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

Elemental Orb Hunt Reward Gear

Chaos is elemental... and so are this week's event farming rewards! Battle through the story in the /orbhunt map to unlock the pieces of the Light, Darkness, Energy, and Fire armor sets. 

New armor sets this week:

  • Luminomancer 
  • Tenebral Warrior
  • Pyroclastic Mage
  • Elegant Eternal Ice Outfit

Return next week as we release the "Good Hero Lords" armor sets and a selection of evolved + reworked chaos weapons! 

Even MORE gifts for you this weekend!

We're increasing the sizes on max inventory and bank spaces, friends lists, guilds list, and the amount of starting inventory spaces. Plus, ALL accounts will get 10 free inventory and 10 free bank spaces.

 

The joint forces + skill of AQW programmers Spider and Captain Rhubarb (and our team of intrepid release testers) have been working VERY hard to bring you some much-requested features during our month-long birthday celebration!

  • Bank for your house items!!!
  • Stackable House Items can now be placed in your house! (E.g. Having 2x "Bunny" will let you place it in your house TWICE!)*
  • Extra xp from leveling up now carries over!
  • Music / Sound FX volume slider
  • New Bank! (Loading times exponentially faster!)
  • New House Shop/Inventory UI
  • Users in the same server as you on your friends list will be at very top
  • and more!
  • Plus... the team is working on even MORE feature and quality of life requests, to be announced in the near future.

* We are adding the functionality this week. It will take the team some time to go through and manually adjust the stack sizes on the house items to be increased. Which would YOU like to see first? (Columns, lamps, tables, chairs, rugs, etc are at the top of the list.)

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 15, 2021

AQW Client Update Patch Notes

Release Notes for AQW Game Client 2.008

The AQ Lite client features have been merged with the AQWorlds official game client and rolled live!


Latest Big Changes

  • Faster Bank Item List
  • House Items can be added to Bank
  • New Stats Panel
  • Extra xp from leveling up now carries over!
  • Music / Sound FX volume slider
  • Updated skill tooltips to be more descriptive

 

Top 10 New Features

  • Auto-Untarget
  • Battle Analyzer
  • New Chat UI
  • Class Actives/Auras UI
  • Custom Drops UI
  • Custom Keybinds
  • Quest Pinner
  • Reaccept Quest After Turn-In
  • Smooth Background
  • Travel Menu

List of Advanced Customization Options

Want to tailor your gameplay experience? Head to the Options menu and check out all of the different ways you can customize the AQWorlds game client.

Advanced Options Guide

Patch Notes

Read on to see the details of what's been added, fixed, and updated.

View Detailed Patch Notes for Test Client Releases

Tags: Alina,
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October 14, 2021

Queen's Chaos Collection Chest Update

Unlock 150+ items in our 13th Birthday Collection

We're celebrating AQWorlds 13th birthday all month long, and this weekend, we're adding even MORE gear to our event rare collection chest! Find the event shop full of 13th Birthday rare items in Battleon now, and then return when we add in Friday night's update to find even MORE gear. If you're a collector or rare hunter, pick up the Queen's Chaos Collection Chest to get ALL of the event rares and a character page badge for 10,000 AdventureCoins (that is over 50,000 ACs worth of gear)

This week, the Fire, Darkness, Light, and Energy sets -- along with the Ancient Knight -- join all of the gear released last week. 

  • The Queen's Chaos 13th birthday collection includes all 150+ items for 10,000 ACs (that's over 50,000 ACs worth of gear) 
  • Find all of the new items automatically added to your collection chest shop with tomorrow night's release... or buy individual items from Quibble's shop in Battleon.

New gear available in the Queen's Chaos collection chest includes:

  • ShadowLight of Doom (dual + single-wield variants, with item bonus)
  • Boreal Warrior armor, Fists of the North Wind, and accessories
  • Ignus Warrior set
  • Ionic Warrior set
  • Umbral Warrior, Umbral Screams cape, and accessories

In addition to all of the new gear, the collection chest over 150 items, like:

  • Exclusive Queen's Chaos Collection Chest pet to unlock the full collection shop
  • Monstrous Royal Chaos Garb set
  • Aquatic + Iridescent Nereidian Majesty sets
  • Elite, Legion, and Evolved ShadowReaver sets
  • Eternal Dragon of Time Caster set
  • Geodic, Glacial, Luminous, and Aquatic Warrior sets
  • Dark Dragon of Time set
  • 2 Bank Pets
  • Chrono Wyvern pet
  • Chronomancer's Loyal Companion Quest Pet (with quest for exclusive character page badge)

Even more items will be added to the Queen's Chaos Collection chest next week, so keep an eye on the Design Notes for more news.

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

Read on for important information

A few important tips to remember:

  • All of this year's holiday event rare items will be available individually from the shop in Battleon until the birthday event and Quibble's shop leave November 5th.
  • In order to prevent shop abuse, the Queen's Chaos Collection Chest cannot be sold.
Tags: Alina,
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October 13, 2021

OMG Client Patch Notes

Running list of game client updates

Read on to see what we've added, what's been fixed, and stay up to date! Want to try out the new features, too? Log in using the Test Client (when available) then join any server.

Version 2.008 - 10/13/2021

# Additions
- Added Visual Skill CD in advanced options
- Added keybind for Battle Analyzer Start/Stop
- Added keybind for Stats Panel/Overview
- Added "Disable Damage Strobe"
- Alt+Clicking a player will select the bottom-most player
- Bankable House Items
- Extra xp from leveling up now carries over!
- Music / Sound FX volume slider
- New Bank! (Loading times exponentially faster!)
- New House Shop/Inventory UI
- New Stats Panel

# Changes
- "Options" graphic on target monsters will now be visible
- "To " whisper message will be darker on the new Chat UI
- Battle Analyzer gets a new look!
- Custom Drops UI will be gray when hidden & gold when showing
- Updated skill tooltips to be more descriptive
- Users in the same server as you on your friends list will be at very top

# Fixes
- Fixed Chat UI mispositioning on relogin
- Fixed black block appearing after using World Camera
- Fixed item from inventory -> bank not showing bug
- Fixed wrong "Unlock at rank" text

 

Version 2.005 - Sept 30, 2021

  • Game Menu small improvements to button layout
  • Fixed bugs in Book of Lore 

 

OMG 2.002 - 9/5/2021

- Added "Chat UI" Minimal Mode!
- Added a "Lock Position" setting for "Custom Drops UI"'s draggable mode

- "Custom Drops UI"'s draggable mode will now layer over other interfaces

- Tidied up quest reward previews a bit
- Fixed temporary drop's background width on items with names shorter than their item type

> OMG 2.001 - 9/2/2021

- Slightly Faster login time
- Optimized Book of Lore and Travel Map data retrieval

- Fixed backhair stuff
- Fixed inventory search functionality
- Fixed disable monster animations setting messing up monster walks- Fixed house bugging out if closing out of options
- Fixed player models bugging out for the feature 'cache players animations'
- Fixed hide other pets not working

> OMG 1.0060 - 8/23/2021

- Changed wiki button on items to open their respective wiki page directly
- The complete message for "Quest Progress Notifications" has returned and now only disables the complete quest sound when the feature is turned on
- Repositioned some buttons in the options for clarity
- Added helmet backhairs for item drop previews

> OMG 1.0059 - 8/16/2021

- Fixed "Quest Progress Notifications" not working if quest is fully completed
- Fixed helmet back hairs not showing in item previews
- Fixed helmet back hairs not showing in character portrait

> OMG 1.0058 - 8/16/2021

- Advanced Options is no longer visible by default, however it will remember if you left it last opened or closed
- Changed "Allow Quest Log Turn-Ins" into an option instead of being on by default
- Changed various advanced option descriptions
- Redirected "Reset Password" screen to open the Account Website instead
- Removed the warning popup box in "Custom Drops UI" if you try to accept the drop more than once
- Fixed the double punctuation on the warning message "Your ignore list is empty."

> OMG 1.0057 - 8/14/2021

- You can now target monsters/players through the new "Chat UI"
- Added an option to "Disable AutoScroll to Bottom" for "Chat UI"

 

> OMG 1.0055 - 8/12/2021

- Added "Reset Position" for "Custom Drops UI" if the menu somehow goes off screen
- Readjusted how "Target Random Monster" works
- "Weapon Rotation" in Camera Tool now does a full 360 degrees

> OMG 1.0054 - 8/11/2021

- Fixed the Server List Refresh button and added a 2 second cooldown

> OMG 1.0053 - 8/10/2021

- Fixed "Show" & "Hide" for Armors & Classes
- Fixed "Class Actives/Auras UI" target auras not resetting their stack values
- Fixed "Disable Weapon Animation" not working for some weapons
- Fixed how "Chat UI" deals with special character symbols: e.g. %

> OMG 1.0052 - 8/9/2021

- Quest Drop Rates that are 100% will now show instead of being invisible
- Fixed wiki button misposition on resources/items
- Fixed wiki button not hiding when exiting a quest
- Fixed keybinds not working for a skill you just unlocked from ranking up

> OMG 1.0051 - 8/8/2021

# Additions

- Added a "Consume" option for potions
- Added a kill counter to "Battle Analyzer"
- Added keybind for "Battle Analyzer"
- Added keybind for "Decline All Drops"

# Changes

- By default, "Hide Monsters", "Hide Players", and "Hide UI" do not have a keybind set
- Fixed the issue with "Hide Damage Numbers" not hiding HoTs and DoTs
- Fixed the issue with the Area List still persisting when changing rooms if "Hide UI" is on


> OMG 1.005 - 8/8/2021

# Additions

- Added "Battle Analyzer"
- Added Wiki buttons
- Added a "Shift+Click" to Quest Pinner to unpin your quests
- Added a confirmation for "Delete Friend" option
- Added a feature in character pages where clicking on the equipment name or class name will open the wiki
- Added a keybind to "Hide UI"
- Added a reset button for "Keybinds"
- Added an option to "Disable Damage Numbers"
- Added an option to "Disable Quest Popup"
- Added an option to "Disable Self Animations"
- Added an option to "Hide UI"

# Changes

- Changed it so that numbers on your keyboard & numbers on the numberpad are one and the same
- Repositioned item previews to be centered
- Updated the login background's "Design Notes" to OMG's patch notes

# Fixes

- Fixed "Bank Filters" not working
- Fixed "Target Random Monster" not working
- Fixed some issues with "Custom Chat UI" and symbols
- Fixed the abnormally large hitbox/clickbox of "Class Actives/Auras UI"
- Fixed the issue with "Quest Pinner" still appearing when you view a quest's details
- Fixed the issue with being able to set multiple keybinds at once
- Fixed the issue with item drops still lingering when you switch between draggable/undraggable mode for "Custom Drops UI"
- Fixed the issue with keybinds still listening for a key when the interface is exited
- Fixed the keybind triggering an action when you've just set/changed the keybind

OMG 1.004 - 8/6/2021

# Additions

- Added Keybinds UI
- Added a toggle for "Chat UI" to collapse when not focused, by default it is off
- Added an extra check to make sure quest rewards displayed their correct drop rate values

# Changes

- Repositioned "Chat UI" to be a little bit higher as to not collide with the message box's hitbox
- Changed the layering of "Class Actives/Auras UI" for targets

# Fixes

- Fixed an issue with "Chat UI" disappearing
- Fixed an issue with "Try Me" having a lingering tooltip text
- Fixed an issue with "Chat UI" displaying some characters wrong
- Fixed skill cooldowns being reset when ranking up which caused disconnects
- Fixed the issue of item owned indicators for quest rewards being invisible

OMG 1.003 - 8/5/2021

# Additions

- Added a "Chat" tab to "Custom Chat UI" that shows only regular, whisper, and moderator messages
- Added a "Draggable Mode" to "Custom Drops UI"
- Added a friends list size visual
- Added a OMG test version indicator underneath the logout button

# Changes

- "Disable Red Messages" now only disables combat warning messages
- Moved "Class Actives/Auras UI" for players to be on the same layer as the player portrait
- Repositioned "Custom Drops UI" item text length & AC Symbol
- Sorted friends list in the following order: Online Status, Server name, UserName
- Updated various feature descriptions

# Fixes

- Fixed "Release" text not showing the OMG test version
- Fixed a bug in "Custom Chat UI" where the "to player:" visual text doesn't get reset to "Chat" after sending a whisper
- Fixed an issue with "Hide Your Name Only" not working due to a typo
- Fixed friend list cap to be 125
- Fixed item owned indicators for quest rewards
- Fixed the issue with parts of the game not being clickable when "Custom Chat UI" is toggled on

OMG 1.002 - 8/4/2021

# Fixes

- Fixed visual gold cap issues (selling items when above 4m gold)
- Fixed "Color Sets" blocking colors
- Fixed "Color Sets" not saving sets
- Fixed a focus issue when hovering out of the new "Chat UI"
- Fixed boosts not showing for pets
- Fixed missing "Drakath", "Elemental", and "Orc" boosts
- Fixed not being able to hover the new "Chat UI" when there are no messages displayed
- Fixed skill animations being stuck and not disappearing
- Fixed the "X to close" button in the Advanced Options menu
- Fixed the "users in area" list on the bottom right of the screen not updating when you have it opened

# Changes

- Changed the "Release" text to display the OMG Test Client version
- Changed the icon for "Char Page" search from an X to a magnifying glass
- Removed "Disable Server Messages"
- Renamed "Chat Filter" to "Chat Settings"
- Repositioned the AC icon a little bit in "Custom Drops UI"
- Updated "Disable Skill Animations" description for clarity
- Vertically increased the size of the login message box when disconnected

# Additions

- "Hide Player Names" now has a new option: "Hide Your Name Only"
- "Travel Menu" now saves locations
- Added a shortcut for "Camera Tool": "["
- Added a shortcut for "World Camera": "]"
- Added a visual for maximum stacks for items with a maximum stack greater than 1
- Fixed overlapping DoT placements by having them repositioned randomly


Tags: Alina,
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October 10, 2021

The 13th Birthday Event Continues

Log in for gifts, your /birthday party, and more!

Welcome to your AQWorlds' 12th Anniversary party, Hero, and thank you for battling alongside us! Another birthday event is here, and with it comes a dragon's hoard full of loot, gifts, and exciting adventures for you to journey on. /Party up with your friends and head in-game this weekend. 

Log in NOW as we continue our month-long 12th Anniversary celebration!

  • Head to Battleontown to /party with all your favorite NPCs and friends from across our game universe... 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 13th Anniversary Cake for delicious goodies and rare drops
  • Battle through first chapter of our Queen of Chaos: The First Reign origin story
  • Queen of Chaos Collection Chest + rares shop
  • The Elemental Blades of Awe have been added to Valencia's Merge Shop in /museum, along with Ethan Obi's NPC!* 

13th Anniversary 3-part Origin Story 

Our 13th birthday story event begins this weekend with Queen of Chaos: The First Reign! Before Drakath and his Chaos Lords... the Queen of Monsters ruled. Fight alongside 12 of Lore's greatest Heroes as you quest for the Elemental Orbs to seal her away. http://AQ.com

Queen's Reign Reward Gear

Chaos is elemental... and so are this week's event farming rewards! Battle through the story in the /queensreign map to unlock the pieces of the Earth, Energy, Air, and Water armor sets. 

13th Birthday Collection chest

We're celebrating our 13th Birthday with an all-new, massive event rare collection chest! Get ALL 150+ items + a badge for 10,000 AdventureCoins (over 50,000 ACs worth of gear) or buy individual items from Quibble's shop in Battleon.

Return next week and the week after as the rest the items release. If you have the collection chest, they will be automatically added to your chest pet's shop. 

Don't miss our newest class: Chaos Avenger

The member-only preview test is happening now! Pick yours up in the Featured Gear Shop in your game menu, then let share your thoughts with the Class Balance team on our official Discord. https://discord.gg/FQsFCGV http://AQ.com

Curious about this year's new Chaos Avenger class skills? Want details on the member-only public class testing next week? Check out the Design Notes!

Leaving Soon: mark your calendars

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

October 31:

  • October Daily gifts released from Oct 1 - 16

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.

* At long last, this 2017 contest winner's wish has been fully granted... because his wish was to share his prize with all of you!

Tags: Alina,
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October 08, 2021

Queen's Chaos Collection Chest

Unlock 150+ items in our 13th Birthday Collection

It's AQWorlds 13th Anniversary, and we're celebrating with an all-new, incredibly bright holiday event rare collection chest! Find the event shop full of 13th Birthday rare items in Battleon. And if you're a collector or rare hunter, pick up the Queen's Chaos Collection Chest to get ALL of the event rares and a character page badge for 10,000 AdventureCoins (that is over 50,000 ACs worth of gear)

This week, the Queen's Chaos Collection Chest releases with Earth, Ice, Light, and Water elemental warrior sets. Next week: Dark, Air, Energy, and Fire elemental warrior sets arrive! All of the gear will be automatically added to your collection chest pet.

  • The Queen's Chaos 13th birthday collection includes all 150+ items for 10,000 ACs (that's over 50,000 ACs worth of gear) 
  • Check Quibble's shop in your game menu to buy individual items from the collection

The collection chest unlocks over 150 items, including:

  • Exclusive Queen's Chaos Collection Chest pet to unlock the full collection shop
  • Monstrous Royal Chaos Garb set
  • Aquatic + Iridescent Nereidian Majesty sets
  • Elite, Legion, and Evolved ShadowReaver sets
  • Eternal Dragon of Time Caster set
  • Geodic, Glacial, Luminous, and Aquatic Warrior sets
  • Dark Dragon of Time set
  • 2 Bank Pets
  • Chrono Wyvern pet
  • Chronomancer's Loyal Companion Quest Pet (with quest for exclusive character page badge)

Even more items will be added to the Queen's Chaos Collection chest next week, so keep an eye on the Design Notes for more news.

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

Tags: Alina,
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