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May 13, 2022

Friday the 13th: Odder Things

Aurelio Voltaire Returns for an all-new Friday the 13th Event!

Friday the 13th has returned once again… and as in years past, something dark, deadly, and VERY strange is happening on Lore. This weekend, log in and join special guest Aurelio Voltaire as he browses through Mysterious Johnson's Oddities Shop. And to help you get in the SPIRIT of the event *cough* - just a note of caution: Don't. Touch. The. Doll. O_O 

  • WHO: Gothic Pirate Oddities Collector + Musician Aurelio Voltaire, the AQWorlds Team + your fellow Heroes
  • WHAT: Fight to escape the Inside Out and recapture the Cursed Spirit loosed inside Mysterious Johnson's Oddities Shop
  • WHEN: RIGHT NOW!
  • WHERE: www.AQ.com

After you complete tonight's event, talk to Mysterious Johnson and complete his quest to farm for wicked new reward gear. Plus, battle this weekend's boss monster to unlock the pieces of the Spooky Spirit Hunter armor set!

His mysterious merge shop includes:

  • Gothic Thief's gear
  • Neo Necromantress' set
  • Mysterious Johnson's set
  • Magical Johnson's set (member-only color-custom variant)

Plus, return next Friday as we add in even more gear* will arrive in the merge shop and as monster drops!

Note: the Necrayaya set for Cinco de Mayo has also been added! Battle the Zard in Battleontown to collect all of the 0 AC and member-only seasonal set items!

Friday the 13th Featured Rare Gear

It wouldn't be Friday the 13th without new rare gear to commemorate the event -- and this week, our artists have channeled the madness of the moon and the healing power of some very dark and deadly forces. Find the Moonlit Couture and Cursed Healer sets in your Featured Gear Shop until Friday, June 10th.

Friday the 13th: The Eternally Dark Holiday

What is undead can never die… Not when there is always another Friday the 13th. /join Voltairetown to battle through all our previous Friday the 13th seasonal events.

And don't miss the rest of this month's update. See the full release lineup here: AdventureQuest Worlds calendar.

Aurelio Voltaire Returns for Friday the 13th!

Friday the 13th and Aurelio Voltaire go together like Evil Armies of Undead and Horror Movies. So of course, this Friday our always-positive, family-friendly game team and community want to welcome him back for another musical event! This weekend, slay your enemies as the strains of his songs, "The Headless Waltz," "Goodnight Demonslayer" and "The Night" echo through the halls of Mysterious Johnson's Oddities Shop. Stay up to date with all his music, art, and news updates on his site and once you've finished the event, make sure you check out his Youtube series, "Gothic Homemaking with Aurelio Voltaire." 

Aurelio Voltaire is the maker of music, films, books, comics, toys and... mayhem. He has appeared in almost ALL of the AQWorlds Friday the 13th events... and has become a fan-favorite for our players (not to mention beloved by goths, trekkies, and music-lovers in general). 

On behalf of the entire AdventureQuest Worlds team, we want to thank Aurelio Voltaire for being a part of this special event! 

*including several armor sets themed on Aurelio Voltaire's NPC designs!

Class Test Realm Opens

Tonight, the Class Test Realm opens! As a reminder, this server will be for people to try out and give feedback for in-development classes and class changes. Anyone who’s over level 40 and has a confirmed email can join this server. You can read more about this here. Once you join the server, you can find information about the classes and how to give feedback by speaking to Arlen.

Remember that nothing on the CTR server is final, and everything you see is subject to change. There won’t always be changes in progress, and not every class change will pass through the Class Test Realm. However, you can keep up to date on the CTR by joining the official Discord, or following the AQW Class Council on Twitter!

Class Changes + Reminders

Battle Healer has been finalized and made into its own item. You can find it in the PvP Trophies Merge, where the other PvP classes are.


Reminders About Class Points (courtesy of our Bugs department)

Class Points are obtained when you kill any monster, but will scale based on your and your opponent’s level. 

In order to receive full class points, your opponent must be the same or higher level than you. For each level they’re lower than you, you will receive 5% less Class Points.

For example, if your opponent is lower by:

  • 0 Levels = 100% Class Points
  • 1 Level = 95% Class Points
  • 2 Levels = 90% Class points
  • 3 Levels = 85% Class Points
  • 10 Levels = 50% Class Points
  • 20 Levels or more = <1% Class Points 

This means that you cannot fight super low level monsters to effectively rank up classes when you’re of a high level!

Leaving Soon: mark your calendars

Darkness.  Destruction. And madness are all happening this month in AdventureQuest Worlds! Don't miss a moment, a battle, or a limited time reward. 

Friday, May 20: Featured Gear Shop sets: Seraphic Surveillance + Blossom Kimono leave

Friday, May 27: 

  • May the 4th event + seasonal items
  • Featured Gear Shop: Mother's Day items + the Elegaic Mage rare gear

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.

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May 06, 2022

Revenge of the Sixth

Our May the Fourth Event Continues this weekend!

On Wednesday, all our out-of-this-world Lore Wars gear and seasonal adventures returned. This weekend, log in as our May the Fourth celebration continues in /zorbaspalace! Talk to Zoda the Space Moglin. To guide your path he has come. Complete his quests to craft a weapon of your own fate you will. Then unlock all of the rest of his rewards you must. Mehehehe.

After completing Zoda's quests, talk to Memet for even more adventures!

  • Battle Palace Enforcers + Cactus Creepers
  • Fight Thwompcats
  • Take on Zorba the Bakk

Then head to the MurderMoon map. Fifth Lord Sepulchure is the most feared man in the galaxy, and has conquered countless worlds for the Fifth Order. He will NEVER stop until his master is satisfied. This weekend is the best chance to take him out. Talk to Hammer Wateru; he needs your help to destroy the Fifth Order’s superweapon and ensure the Freedom Fighters' victory!

And don't miss the rest of this month's update. See the full release lineup here: AdventureQuest Worlds calendar.

Come to the Darker Side for Seasonal Rewards

Find all-new out-of-this-world armor sets in your Featured Gear Shop and in Zoda's Merge Shop in /zorbaspalace this weekend.

And don't miss the interstellar seasonal gear that released in previous years.

  • Necho Tech V2 armor set
  • Gurgle pet
  • Techno Light of Destiny laser axe (click to activate the laser blades + get 20% more Class Points when equipped)

DarkLord Class

Over the last couple of years, we've been bringing back previously rare class skills paired with new art so that ALL players can enjoy the gameplay. Previously, the DarkSide Class debuted in 2012*. Last year, we brought the class back, only available by farming! Talk to Hammer in /murdermoon to begin the battle to create a cargo-hold's worth of new space-gear... including ALL of the items in the DarkLord Class

The blue variant of the seasonal DarkSide 2.0 class is available for ALL players. A diabolically-evil red armor set variant will be locked to higher-level heroes. No OG Darkside class required.**

* OG Darkside Class owners, you'll keep your original, exclusive class just as-is, with the same art, battle pet, and skills as you've come to know and love. And if you check out the Darkside Orb's quest in /curio, you'll find a permanent, 0 AC version of the Hate Wolf battle pet PLUS a free version of the class have been added as a quest reward.

May the 4th holiday... wait, what?

Well... it's not, really. Unless you're a particular breed of nerd. As the Intergalactic Space Wiki (run by wookies, of course) tells us:

"May 4 is considered a holiday by Star Wars fans to celebrate the franchise's films series, books, and culture as well as strict religious rituals. The date was chosen for the easy pun on the catchphrase "May the Force be with you" — "May the fourth be with you". Even though the holiday was not actually created or declared by Lucasfilm many Star Wars fans across the world choose to celebrate the holiday."


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.

Tags: Alina,
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May 06, 2022

Become an Eldritch Guardian

Upgrade to unlock the exclusive armor sets

From out of the depths, a sinister new army rises. They herald the dawn of a darker, deadlier elder deity. BEWARE.  Get the Eldritch Guardian upgrade bonus pack when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more and unlock all of the gear and character page badge.

After you purchase an account upgrade, select a bonus set of your choice from a list of options in your Account Manager

Pack Details

 Choose the Eldritch Guardian Upgrade Bonus Set to unlock the full armor set. 

  • 4 armors Armor
  • 2 Capes
  • 4 Gauntlets
  • 4 Daggers
  • 4 Swords
  • 14 Helms
  • 2 Ground Runes (Eldritch Creature's Guardians)
  • and a character page badge

Once you've chosen the Eldritch Guardian Upgrade Bonus Set bonus on the Account Manager page, log in and find the set's shop in the Other Achievements tab in your Book of Lore. 

12000 AC or 12 month membership package rewards:

  • ALL the Eldritch Guardian Upgrade Bonus Set gear
  • 7 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts 
  • 10 Wheel of Doom Tickets (worth 2,000 ACs!)
  • and a character page badge

Boosts and Doom Tickets will be added directly to your inventory.

2k and 5k AC or 1, 3, or 6 month membership package rewards:

  • ALL the Eldritch Guardian Upgrade Bonus Set gear
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts 
  • and a character page badge
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May 05, 2022

May 6, 2022 Quest and Item Updates

Necrotic Sword of Doom Quest Updates

In an effort to make obtaining Necrotic Sword of Doom less frustrating, we have updated the existing three Void Aura farming quests to reward a more consistent amount of them upon each turn in. We have also created two new daily quests in order to provide additional sources of Void Aura upon completion.

The following quests have been updated to now reward either 5, 6, or 7 Void Aura upon completion instead of 2, 5, or 10:

  • Retrieve Void Auras
  • Gathering Unstable Essences
  • Commanding Shadow Essences

Two new daily quests for Void Aura have been added:*

The Encroaching Shadows (Daily)

  • Defeat Warlord Icewing, Hydra Head 90, and Flibbitiestgibbet (which may be a bit different now) for misc item drops.
  • Rewards x50 Void Auras, 50,000 gold, and 100,000 XP upon completion, with an additional chance to reward (Necro) Scroll of Dark Arts

Glimpse Into the Dark (Daily) (Member Only)

  • Defeat Chaos Kraken, Ancient Trigoras (Phase 2), and Graveclaw the Destroyer for misc item drops.
  • Rewards x100 Void Auras, 100,000 gold, and 150,000 XP upon completion, with an additional chance to reward (Necro) Scroll of Dark Arts

*Please note that the two Void Aura daily quests will not be affected by increased drop quantity events.

Additionally, Braeus now won't appear in /shadowfall until the player is level 60.

Nulgath Farming Updates

Crag and Bamboozle

  • The Poisonous Deal and The Refreshing Deal quests now require Bone Axe (dropped by Big Jack Sprat) instead of Undead Plague Spear.
  • The drop rate of Bone Axe has been increased.

The Undead Plague Spear could be easily acquired by a few players for a long time, so we decided to make the quest requirements equal for everyone while also increasing the drop rate of the Bone Axe instead.

Oblivion Blade of Nulgath

  • The drop rate of Tainted Soul has been reduced due to recent QoL changes increasing the turn-in rate of the Dark Deal quest to levels beyond intended.
  • The Diamonds of Nulgath Sale quest now rewards x9 Diamond of Nulgath upon completion. (This increases earnings when used strategically with boosts and saves time, to offset the above change a bit.)

Tendurrr The Assistant

  • The Game of Gemstones quest now rewards 333,333 gold upon completion.

Item Boost Changes

The following items have had their boosts updated to be more in-line with other items of similar obtain difficulty:

  • Infernal Flame Pyromancer now gives 25% more Gold/XP/CP/Rep, its damage boost remains unchanged.
  • Aspect of Luxaria now gives 25% more XP.
  • Stare of Greed now gives 25% more Gold.
  • Gluttony's Maw now gives 25% more CP and Rep.
  • Beleen's Dragonblade now gives 75% more damage to dragons.

Story Quest Rebalancing

In order to streamline early game progression, certain quests in the following storyline areas have had their Gold, XP, and Rep (where applicable) rewards increased:

  • Mobius
  • Dwarfhold
  • Darkovia
  • Mythsong

Notable Changes

  • The "What's Mine is Yours" quest in /dwarfhold has had its rewards increased.
  • The "Twisted Paw" quest in /safiria has had its rep reward increased.
  • The "Sanguine" quest in /lycan has had its rep reward increased.
  • Quests in /chaoscave now reward Lycan rep (though they're still unrepeatable).
  • Both Wolfwing Ending quests now reward Lycan rep instead of Good or Evil rep.
  • The "Kimberly" quest in /palooza is no longer repeatable.

Scroll of Enrage

  • Stack limit increased to 1,000.

~ Immortal Joe and Eht

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May 01, 2022

Weekly Event Calendar

Upcoming Game Events: May 2022

Darkness.  Destruction. And madness are on their way! Log in all month long for new seasonal events, this year's only Friday the 13th event, wicked rewards, and a new chapter in Darkon's Saga! 

Schedule

May 1 May Seasonal Set returns (J-Sixth Lord) + May National Day drops

May 4 May the Fourth seasonal maps + gear return

May 5 Cinco de Mayo seasonal gear returns

May 6 Zoda's Weapon Crafting Quests + Friday the 13th maps re-open

May 13 Aurelio Voltaire returns for Friday the 13th

May 20 Friday the 13th Boss Farm + House Functionality update

May 27 Darkon's Saga of Madness: Chapter IX

Leaving

May 1 April seasonal set (BioWar Cultist pack), Grenwog, Earth Day events

May 6 Featured Gear Shop: Sneevil Pilot, Golden Glory, ShroomKnight sets

May 13 Featured Gear Shop: Sweet Spring Mage, Rabid Ronin, Grenwog Guardian sets

May 15 Rare daily login gifts from April 18 - 30

May 20 Featured Gear Shop: Seraphic Surveillance, Blossom Kimono sets

May 27 May the 4th + Cinco de Mayo events/gear, Featured Gear Shop: Elegaic Mage set

May 31 Rare daily login gifts from May 1 - 15 + May National Day drops

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May 01, 2022

Claim your two free Treasure Chest Keys

Upgrade to unlock this member-only perk!

Members, log in and talk to Twilly in Battleon to get your two free Treasure Chest keys on the first of every month, then turn them in to get free gear! More new gear is added to Twilly's Treasure Chests throughout the year, so keep checking back!

Don't forget to spin the Wheel of Doom!

Everyone loves to get prizes... and that's why we give AdventureQuest Worlds members get one free spin every day while their upgrade is active! (That's in addition to the free weekly spin all players get.)

Want to get in on this?

If you are not already a member in AdventureQuest Worlds, please consider supporting the game by becoming one, or by purchasing AdventureCoins.

You make our games possible, and for that Artix,the AE team, and I /salute you!

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