April 12, 2023
Wednesday, April 12th News Roundup
Bits, Bites, and Bytes of News for You
As April showers rage on, we've got a melange of things you need, want, or should know before we move into April. Read on for news, and then come back Friday for this week's new game update!
Art Sneak Peeks
Inspired by members of the AE games community (Whaku, Lunaceria, and other heroes) in the #AQ3D-yulgar channel on the official AE Discord server, in the near future, we'll begin releasing a whole flock of 0 AC seasonal holiday Kiwi birbs for you to collect over time.
Spirit Orbs Server Boost Ends at Midnight
Double+ Drop Rate on Spirit Orbs from the Essential Essences + Bust some Dust quests! (Mine Crafting rewards is also doubled)
Coming Soon: Bev's Hair Shop Update
Items inspired by "real-world" fashion and clothing has been a fan-favorite theme for a while now, as heroes from across the world seek to mimic their offline outfits in-game. Earlier this year, we received requests for more inclusive hairstyles, as well as for cultural-based headcoverings.
We're working on hairstyle and headcovering options that stem from a wide range of different cultures and groups to bring you maximum freedom and flexibility of choice. We'll continue that as we see more requests and ideas from members of our videogame community!
Coming Soon: Pony vs Pony Badge
Our April Fools' release: NeighQuest Worlds: Pony vs Pony, was supposed to get a character page badge the week after release. But we ran into an issue with the way the zone was coded and the two separate versions (seasonal derp zone and permanent non-derp zone). Yesterday, I got with Reens to make a final call; we'll stick to just the one badge. Anyone completing the boss quest (no matter what point in the year) will get the same badge. And with that decision made... the badge can now be added this week.
Limited Time Aries Set: Prisma Ram Maurader
Last month, we added the Piscean Song set, first of a new monthly farming reward series based on the sun signs of Western astrology: the Zodiac Heroes. Our goal is to have a set matching each of the astrological signs.
Talk to Kylokos the Astromancer, in the Arcangrove Observatory tower. Complete her quest to collect Star Shards; in return, she'll gift you pieces of the Prisma Ram Maurader set, imported from OverSoul. The Prisma Ram Maurader will go rare when the Zodiac Hero: Cancer set arrives in mid-June.
Complete her quest to choose individual pieces of the set:
- Prisma Ram Maurader armor
- Prisma Ram Raider armor
- Prisma Ram Helm
- Prisma Ram Cape
- Prisma Ram Axe (single and dual wield)
Zodiac Heroes set schedule adjustment
Normally, we would have released our Aries-themed set on or shortly after March 21st, when the phase began. But Neihi, the artist overseeing the series, needed to focus on a real-life, critical personal matter. She strove to get the set in on time, but family and health come first (always!) so we added this set so all you Aries babies wouldn't miss out.
We want to make sure our team members are always able to stay healthy, address real-life emergencies when they arise, and have the time and focus to create the quality items you ask for. That's why we're moving the Taurus and Gemini sets to next year. That ensures Neihi has ample time to get ahead on the next few sets while being able to take care of all her other responsbilities.