Design Notes

November 23, 2018

Black Friday 2018

The darkest gear of the year is here!

Our Thanksgiving / 2018 Harvest Fest event launched earlier this week. And now our Black Friday rares shop is HERE!

All-new, dark variants of your favorite gear arrive and the seasonal Black Friday gear are back because... it's Friday, Friday, gotta get gear on Black Friday! 

  • Abyssal Angel's Shadow Class
  • Yo Lae's HollowBorn Evoker collection **
  • Bido's Darkest Ninja set
  • Dark Void Paladin Katanas
  • Shadow Imp Tail
  • Obsidian OmniKnight Blade
  • Obsidian No Class ***
  • Obsidian Pirate Mage
  • Dark Frostval Attire
  • Shadow Oathkeeper set
  • Shadow Void BeastMaster set
  • Austere ShadowSlayer set
  • Chibi ShadowSlayer pet
  • Black Fishbone helm
  • Half-Off Unarmed****
  • Plus all of the seasonal Black Friday

Black Friday exclusive Collection Chest

The Hollowborn Evoker set, created for Black Friday by AQW Community artist, Yo Lae, is our newest collection chest. This year, unlock over 25 items for 5,000 AdventureCoins when you get the Hollowborn Chest pet (items available in the pet's shop).

The Hollowborn Collection includes:

  • Hollowborn Collection chest pet (has shop for all the gear)
  • Hollowborn Lightning pet (with quest for character page badge)
  • Over 20 items this year and automatically unlocks all 60+ items next year

The Hollowborn Chest is seasonal, and will return every Black Friday. Next year, we will release the rest of Yo Lae's Hollowborn items (he made so many, it was not possible to get all 60+ set-up in time for the event). If you buy the Hollowborn chest this year, you'll automatically unlock all the rest of the gear next year.

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

Black Friday Boss Drops

You've made GREAT progress in the Feud Fight war for our Harvest Fest event! Once the war meter hits 100% and you unlock the war boss, you'll have a chance to get the following Black Friday item drops:

  • Dark Void Paladin Katana (single/dual wield)
  • Hollowborn Pistol (single/dual wield)
  • Hollowborn Blade
  • Hollowborn Spear
  • Dark Infernal's Half-Blade
  • Plus its Harvest Fest-themed drops

Plus find the Obsidian OmniKnight Blade and member-only Shadow Imp Tail dropping from the Red Dragon in Lair.

Abyssal Angel's Shadow Class?!

In order to keep as many players as possible on as even a playing field as possible, we're releasing a new version of the Abyssal Angel Class. It will have the same skills, but new art, a new name, and new skill names*****. That way, new players (or older players who missed their chance), will have a way to obtain that same type/power of gameplay.

Thousands of new heroes start playing AQWorlds every day. They'll never be able to get most of the exact same cosmetic items that you, reading this now, have, because they are perma-rare. With cosmetic items, that's ok. You don't need those to experience the game fully. When it comes to classes (aka gameplay), though... you do.

Though we released rare classes in the past, in hindsight, we should not have -- we've locked a huge percentage of our players away from a lot of really fun game mechanics. We're correcting that mistake in the fairest way possible -- by keeping the art and certain parts of the skills (like names/descriptions) rare.

Important Points

  • Goal: to be as fair to as many people as possible -- both the ones who have the original art/skill combo and ALL the many players who came after them.*

  • Rare classes will never return in exactly the same way (armor art + skills combination)

  • People who have the original Abyssal Angel class will get this version for free. (That way, our class collectors do not feel like they are being charged twice for the same set of skills.)

  • The Black Friday version of the Abyssal Angel class will have the different armor art and different skill names, but will still have the same power, skills, animations, and gameplay mechanics.

  • The Abyssal Angel's Shadow Class will be seasonal, and will return every Black Friday, to give future heroes a chance to get the class.

* If you used your Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness or Platinum Item of Donated Awesomeness to get the Abyssal Angel Class, you can write in to Player Support and choose a new item.

** This is a 5k seasonal Collection Chest, and will come with 26 items this year. Next year, we'll add even more to the chest, so if you get gear this year, you'll get next year's chest update for free. All of the items in the Hollowborn Evoker collection will also be available to buy individually.

*** You can be a stylish peasant dressed in all black and still have No Class.

**** Members, here's your chance to add to your collection of invisible Unarmed weapons. 

***** New skill names will be added next week.

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