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October 23, 2020

Shadows of Chaos Saga finale

Fight to save the Mirror Realm

Only the power of the Eternal Dragon of Time can end the attacks by Malgor the ShadowLord and his army of darkness! This weekend, battle to find the long-dead Lords of Order as we fight to save the entire Mirror Realm in our Shadows of Chaos saga finale.

This weekend, /join brightforest to begin your adventure:

  • Fight the ShadowFlame army to defend the Mirror Realm
  • Slay Time Wraiths and gather SpaceTime Energy
  • Battle to find and return the Lords of Order

The Shadows of Chaos

To TRULY begin his return to power, Drakath -- the former Champion of Chaos -- needed his generals back. With Xing and Xang at his side, he chose to ally with you to defeat Malgor the ShadowLord. But without his Chaos Amulet, he can not channel the power that was his birthright.

If you haven't completed the Shadows of Chaos Saga, begin the adventure in /chaosamulet.

New Shadows of Chaos Merge Shop Rewards

Unlock the ShadowFlame Empress and ShadowFlame DoomLight armor sets this weekend as you fight to save the Mirror Realm from Malgor's army. all-new reward gear this weekend as you battle monsters in /shadowoff and /brightshadow.

And if you'd like the color custom versions of these items, you can find them in our 12th anniversary event collection chest!

Event Collection Chest

And if you're a collector or rare hunter, pick up the Eternal Dragon Collection Chest to get ALL of the event rares and a character page badge for 10,000 AdventureCoins (that is over 22,000 ACs worth of gear)! Then return next week as two more full event armor sets arrive.

  • Get the full collection for 10,000 ACs (that's over 22,000 ACs worth of gear) or
  • Find the event shop on the Eternal Dragon Chest in Battleon to buy individual items from the collection

The Collection Chest unlocks over 60 items tonight including:

  • Exclusive Eternal Dragon Collection Chest pet to unlock the full collection shop
  • BrightFall Lion General armor set
  • Flame Void of Nulgath armor set
  • Lycan Warrior of Nulagath armor set
  • Enchanted ShadowFlame Empress + Shadowed Empress armor sets*
  • Eternal DoomLight armor set**
  • Dark Asgardian armor set
  • Grand Necromancer armor set
  • Eternal Dracomancer armor set***
  • Exclusive Dark Eternal Draco pet (with quest for exclusive character page badge)

Just want a couple of the items listed above? Apart from the exclusive pets, all of the gear contained inside  the Eternal Dragon Alliance Collection Chest will also be available to buy individually in the 12th Anniversary Event Shop in Battleon.

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.

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 do I become a 12th Upholder?

All that we ask is that you help support AQWorlds as we continue expanding the game each week, and continue working to bring AQWorlds mobile to life.

  • Have an active membership that expires after November November 2nd, 2020 or

  • Upgrade your AQW account with a 3, 6, or 12 month membership starting today or

  • Upgrade your AQW account with ANY membership ANYTIME during the month of October

If you are ALREADY an upgraded Legend and your Membership expires AFTER November 2nd, 2020 then you are already a 12th Upholder. Congratulations! 

Please note that only Upgraded Legend Memberships count towards 12th Upholder.

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October 23, 2020

Doom Set: Void Ghost of Nulgath

Available in the Wheel of Doom merge shop!

The Wheel of Doom spins round and round... and as prepare for Mogloween next week (of the darkest events of the year), we have a BOO-tifully wicked new set for you in the Wheel of Doom merge shop... the Void Ghost of Nulgath

Find all of the set gear in the Wheel of Doom merge shop:

  • Void Ghost of Nulgath
  • Void Hood, Void Skull, Void Mask
  • Ecto Flame of Nulgath cape
  • Ghost Clusters of Nulgath cape
  • Unidentified 65 and 66 weapons
  • Armscythes of Nulgath
  • Ghost Strizer of Nulgath

Get your Free Spins

Everyone loves to get prizes... and that's why we brought back back free spins for the Wheel of Doom!

  • Members get one free spin a day while their upgrade is active
  • All players get one free spin a week. 

See the Free Spins Design Notes for more details.

Spin the Wheel, Collect your Treasures, and Choose Your Prize 

The Wicked Item of Donated Awesomeness is here! Each time you spin the Wheel of Doom, you'll get a Treasure Potion to spend in the Doom Merge Shop. Save up 1,000 and you'll be able to buy a Wicked Item of Donated Awesomeness. Each WIoDA will let you choose a rare or valuable item from the Prize Redemption section of your Account Manager.

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October 09, 2020

12th Anniversary Event Shop

Unlock 60+ items in our Eternal Dragon Collection

It's AQWorlds 12th Anniversary, and we're celebrating with an all-new, incredibly bright holiday event rare collection chest! Find the event shop full of 12th Anniversary rare items in Battleon. And if you're a collector or rare hunter, pick up the Eternal Dragon Collection Chest to get ALL of the event rares and a character page badge for 10,000 AdventureCoins (that is over 22,000 ACs worth of gear)! Then return next week as two more full event armor sets arrive.

  • Get the full collection for 10,000 ACs (that's over 22,000 ACs worth of gear) or
  • Find the event shop on the Eternal Dragon Chest in Battleon to buy individual items from the collection

The Collection Chest unlocks over 60 items tonight including:

  • Exclusive Eternal Dragon Collection Chest pet to unlock the full collection shop
  • BrightFall Lion General armor set
  • Flame Void of Nulgath armor set
  • Lycan Warrior of Nulagath armor set
  • Enchanted ShadowFlame Empress + Shadowed Empress armor sets*
  • Eternal DoomLight armor set**
  • Dark Asgardian armor set
  • Grand Necromancer armor set
  • Eternal Dracomancer armor set***
  • Exclusive Dark Eternal Draco pet (with quest for exclusive character page badge)

* This set it color-customizable. A non-color custom variant will be available by doing this weekend's event in the Mirror Realm.
** This set it color-customizable. A non-color custom variant will be available next week in the Mirror Realm.
*** Seasonal rare item set, will return next year.

Just want a couple of the items listed above? Apart from the exclusive pets, all of the gear contained inside  the Eternal Dragon Alliance Collection Chest will also be available to buy individually in the 12th Anniversary Event Shop in Battleon.

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 event leaves November 2nd.
  • In order to prevent shop abuse, the Eternal Dragon Collection Chest and Chaos Pirate's Loot Pet cannot be sold.
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October 09, 2020

Battleon for our 12th Anniversary Event

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 12th Anniversary Cake for delicious goodies and rare drops
  • Battle through the next chapter of our Shadows of Chaos story in the Mirror Realm
  • Talk to Zorbak in Battleon to quest for the pieces of the seasonal 0 AC Royal ShadowSlayer set
  • Find the 12th Anniversary Event Shop + Eternal Dragon Collection Chest in Battleon
  • All upholders can find 12 new Lords of Order-themed Star Swords in the Merge Shop in /dragonroad
  • The Upholder-exclusive Sentinel Class has been buffed! Check out the Design Notes for more information.

Plus, each of the Game Leads' NPCs has their BattleCon shop featuring imported gear from their games for you to check out.

Our Gifts to You: House Size Increase

Last week, we gave all eligible heroes 500 free AdventureCoins as our way of saying thanks! for playing AdventureQuest Worlds during our 12th anniversary. This week, we continue our month of gifting: we've increased the room cap on ALL houses in AQWorlds. Your house will now hold up to 25 heroes. 

Battle on for Birthday Gear

Talk to Zorbak in Battleon and complete his quest to create the first in part of the 0 AC Royal ShadowSlayer armor set! Find more pieces of the set released later this month.

Don't miss our newest class: Dragon of Time

AdventureQuest Worlds turns 12 this year, and our anniversary celebration begins October 1s with our 12th Upholder promotiont! Then, return this Friday, October 2nd as we start our month of gifts, events, and more with the return of our Mogloween hub town and... a new Tier 2 class -- the Dragon of Time!

Story Release: Shadows in the Mirror Realm

We continue the Shadows of Chaos Saga this weekend. Battle to defend BrightFall from Malgor's ShadowFlame army as he quests for the Amulet of Order and save Empress Gravelyn the Good's home.

Unlock all-new reward gear this weekend as you battle monsters in /shadowoff and /brightshadow.

Later this month, find...

  • 11th and 12th Upholder Star Sword accessories in /DragonRoad
  • New Achievement Tracker rewards
  • New Mogloween event rares

Thank you

You make our games possible, and for that Artix, the AE team, and I /salute you! Here’s to another 12 years and more battling to save this world and all the future ones we journey through together.

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September 24, 2020

Become a 12th Upholder

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.

And now... AQW is coming up on another birthday! Starting now we are once again offering the chance to become an AQW Upholder, and unlock the 12 exclusive 2020 Star Swords, plus the Sentinel Class, Dragon Road zone, and more! And next week, ALL Upholders, 1st - 12th, will unlock 12 Star Swords themed after the Lords of Chaos.

We could not build our games without the support of our long-time loyal heroes. You make all of our weekly releases possible... and allow us to keep most of the game free to play for ALL heroes. Thank you for helping us keep AQWorlds online and updating since 2008.

How do I become a 12th Upholder?

All that we ask is that you help support AQWorlds as we continue expanding the game each week, and continue working to bring AQWorlds mobile to life.

  • Have an active membership that expires after November November 2nd, 2020 or

  • Upgrade your AQW account with a 3, 6, or 12 month membership starting today or

  • Upgrade your AQW account with ANY membership ANYTIME during the month of October

If you are ALREADY an upgraded Legend and your Membership expires AFTER November 2nd, 2020 then you are already a 12th Upholder. On October 1st, you'll automatically unlock your new badge, 12 Upholder StarSwords, and gear. Congratulations! 

Please note that only Upgraded Legend Memberships count towards 12th Upholder.


What does a 12th Upholder get?

As a 12th Upholder, you'll receive:

  • Exclusive Upholder Class: Sentinel Class!*

  • Sentinel armor set

  • Access to the exclusive Star Sword: Origins zone

  • Chaos Champion Star Swords

  • Royal Star Swords

  • Alteon's Star Swords 

  • Elegant Star Swords 

  • Toxic Star Swords

  • Grim Star Swords

  • 12 Lords of Order Star Swords (next week)

  • 12th Upholder Character Page Badge

  • Infinite bragging rights

Each Star Sword theme comes with a 2020 + classic art variants.

* The Sentinel Class will be available for ALL previous Upholders and Founders as our way of saying thanks for supporting us in the past! The class team is working on a buff for the Sentinel Class now... stay tuned for more information and a release date.

Want to know if you're already an Upholder?

That's easy! Just click the Manage Account link on the left under the ACCOUNT section. As soon as you sign in you'll see when your membership expires. 

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October 16, 2020

2020 Achievement Tracker Rewards

The more you play, the more rewards you'll unlock!

Every time you log into AQWorlds, you've got some goal: meeting up with friends, ranking your newest class, or farming for the Blinding Light of Destiny. The sense of satisfaction when you accomplish that goal is one of the best things about playing AQW! But we want to give you even MORE rewards for playing... and that's where the Achievement Tracker comes in.

After 12 years of increasingly epic items (from pets to armor sets to map-sized houses, exclusive class variants, and bonus Items of Digital Awesomeness), we've gotten a lot of feedback. Last year, when we released Items of Digital Awesomeness for our Membership and AdventureCoin support achievements, we heard your requests for equippable rewards rather than "invisible" ones. That's why this year, every achievement pack is a full item set. These are some of our best, most visually impressive sets, so when you log in with this gear equipped, you'll have an immediate WOW factor. 

Achievement Tracker Rewards for 2020

  • Membership: Lion's Pride Paladin gear + Golden Item of Donated Awesomeness
  • AdventureCoins: Yokai Shadow gear + Golden Item of Donated Awesomeness
  • Time Played: Death's Alive + Death NPC gear

The membership and adventurecoins achievements each come with a cape that contains a quest for your Golden Item of Donated Awesomeness. Follow the instructions on the item to claim your prize!

The Death Alive set contains:

  • Death Alive armor
  • 5 helms
  • Time of Dying Scythe
  • Avatar of Death Cape
  • Death's Quibble Pet
  • Shadow of Grim Cape
  • Avatar of Death armor + helm

The Yokai Shadow set contains:

  • ShadowEater Samurai armor + accessories
  • ShadowEater Assassin armor + accessories
  • ShadowKage armor + accessories
  • color custom- Skeletanoo guardian cape + helms
  • ShadowEater's Lanterns cape (with quest)
  • Golden Item of Donated Awesomeness

The Lion's Pride Paladin set contains:

  • Lion's Pride Paladin armor + accessories
  • color customizable Lion's Pride Paladin + accessories
  • Lion + Dark Lion Guardian capes
  • Enchanted Lion Guardian cape (with quest)
  • Golden Item of Donated Awesomeness

What IS the Achievement Tracker?

If you're just hearing about the Achievement Tracker, it is one of the ways we reward you for staying, playing, and supporting AdventureQuest Worlds!

  • Time Played Badges track how old your account is (1 week, 1 year, 5 years, etc)
  • Sagas Completed Badges track which of the main storyline sagas you've finished
  • Loyalty Badges tracks the support our Legends and AC buyers have contributed

Some of these rewards may take a while to unlock, but don't worry... they will never leave, so you can keep battling towards your goal!

  • 3 different achievement categories: Sagas completed, Time Played, Loyalty
  • 60+ badges and 250+ items
  • 250+ permanent reward items for you to unlock, including the NEW gear below! 

And the best news: ALL of the progress you've ever made count towards the Achievement Tracker! 

How to unlock your rewards:

  1. Once you see an achievement unlocked on your Tracker, head in-game
  2. Open up your Book of Lore and go into the Achievements tab
  3. Scroll through your badges until you find your new badge and its shop
  4. Open the shop and get all the gear (0 ACs for free storage!)

Sagas Completed

Keep track of the main sagas in the 13 Lords of Chaos that you've completed! Grey badges mean you have yet to unlock the shop. Colored badges mean you can head in-game and find the reward shop in your Book of Lore!

  • Prologue: Ascended Avatar's Blade
  • Shadowfall: Shadow's Fang Gear
  • Chiral Valley: Phoenix Hunter Set
  • Dwarfhold: Mountain's Heart Gear
  • Yokai: Amethyst Enchantment Gear
  • Darkovia: Sapphire Enchantment Gear
  • Mythsong: Rockstar Armor
  • Arcangrove: Arcana Invoker
  • Sandsea: Sun's Tear Gear
  • Bloodtusk: Horcs Master Phoenix Hunter Set
  • Bloodtusk: TrollsElite Phoenix Hunter Set
  • The Span: Ruler of the Deep Set
  • Thunderforge: Blood Summoner Set
  • Swordhaven: Cyber Ruler Set
  • Mirror Realm: Mirror Daimyo Pet
  • Chaos Realm: Lore's Champion Set

Time Played 

Keep track of how old your account is... the longer you've been with us, the more rewards you get! Grey badges mean you have yet to unlock the shop. Colored badges mean you can head in-game and find the reward shop in your Book of Lore!

Time Played

  • 1 week: Ornate Blade of Light
  • 1 month: Hunter's Gear
  • 3 months: Vasalkar's Champion Set
  • 6 months: Emerald Emperor's General Set
  • 12 months: Beastmaster Ravager 
  • 15 months: DoomKnight Battlemage Set
  • 2 years: Doomknight Shadowmage Set
  • 3 years: Prismatic Laser Set
  • 4 years: Bright Amadis Set
  • 5 years: Cyber Dreadhaven General Set
  • 6 years: Gravelyn's Champion Set
  • 7 years: Light Mage armor set
  • 8 years: NostalgiaQuest zone
  • 9 years: Shadowfall Fortress House
  • 10 years: Color-Custom Pirate class variant + set
  • 11 years: 1,000 AdventureCoins + Blades of Honor items
  • 12 years: Death Alive armor set + Death's NPC armor/helm

Loyalty 

The heroes who support the game by purchasing memberships and AdventureCoins are the lifeblood of AQWorlds! Without them, we could not keep the servers running or so much of the game available to anyone who wants to sign up and play. To thank them, we have several inventories' full of exclusive gear!

Each of the items in the Loyalty Achievement category come with a bonus, special item animation... or both as our way of saying THANKS! 

What counts for the totals?

  • Each month of membership you've purchased (total time purchased, not used)
  • ACs included in membership packages you've purchased
  • The 5k bonus AC add-on you can choose to add to membership packages
  • Any regular AC packages you've purchased
  • ACs earned through doing AExtras offers
  • 1 month: Gandolphin Pet
  • 2 months: Ultimate Flame Katana
  • 3 months: Celestial Paladin Set
  • 6 months: Illusionist Set 
  • 9 months: Phoenix Armor
  • 12 months: Elite Asgardian Set
  • 15 months: Bitterblade Rogue Set
  • 2 years: Chaos Watcher Armor
  • 3 years: DragonSlayer Inquisitor Set
  • 4 years: Jade Dragon Mage Set
  • 5 years: Toxic Flame Biker Morph and house item
  • 6 years: Nulgath Evolution set
  • 7 years: Light Mage armor set
  • 8 years: Swordhaven Castle house
  • 9 years: Evolved Grenadier class variant + set
  • 10 years: Bonus item of Donated Awesomeness
  • 11 years: Lion's Pride Paladin sets + Bonus item of Donated Awesomeness 
  • 500 ACs: Floating Matrix Conduit Katana pet
  • 2000 ACs: Blazing Chaos Gear
  • 12000 ACs: Overclocked Techsuit Set
  • 25000 ACs: Noxious Symbiote Armor
  • 50000 ACs: Toxic Symbiote Armor
  • 100,000 ACs: Necromancer Rising Set
  • 200,000 ACs: Platinum GryphonRider Set
  • 300,000 ACs: Swordhaven Mansion house
  • 500,000 ACs: Brightfall Fortress House
  • 750,000 ACs: Bonus Item of Donated Awesomeness
  • 1,000,000 ACs: Yokai Shadow sets + Bonus Item of Donated Awesomeness

Achievement Tracker Rewards: The Whys and Whats

A "reward" is, by definition, something that must be earned. It's given in return for service, merit, hardship, etc.

  • For players who unlock the "Time Played" badges, the achievement tracker gear is a reward for their dedication and stamina, for staying with our community.
  • For players who unlock the "Sagas Completed" badges, the achievement tracker gear is a reward for their skill and drive to complete the many in-game sagas.
  • For players who unlock the "Loyalty" badges, the achievement tracker gear is a reward for having the desire and ability to financially support the development of the game.

Achievement tracker gear is a bonus, an extra bit of "oomph" to make the act of reaching the goals even more awesome!

For those of you unlocking new achievements this year, I hope you enjoy your bonuses! For those of you who are SO CLOSE to beating that saga or reaching that anniversary, keep at it! For those of you who have helped allow us to continue updating each week, thank you for your support! 

Remember: none of the achievement tracker rewards go rare. If you can't get the thing you want today, it will still be here tomorrow, next month, and next year!

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