Design Notes

November 28, 2022

Frostval Gift Preferences

Tell us which kinds of rewards you prefer!

Frostval is on its way, and you know what that means... PRESENTS! I'd like to know which kinds of rewards you enjoy the most. Take our in-game poll to share your thoughts with the team. 

The poll options are:

  • House with functionality (bank, customize room, etc)
  • Color-custom gear (any type)
  • Customization pets (with armor / hair customization UI)
  • Armors
  • Helms / capes
  • Weapons 
  • Ground runes
  • Bank pets
  • GIANT (Hero-sized) pets

If you have more thoughts you'd like to share, send your extra information to me on Twitter at @Alina_AE and include the hashtag #AQWFrostvalPoll

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November 28, 2022

Cyber Monday Update

Dark Holiday 2022 Collection Chest: Unlock 130+ items

The FINAL update to our Black Friday 2022 Collection just released!* In addition to last night's 40 new rare items, we've just added the Shadow Pandy Hoodie, Cyber Quibble pet, and more. These were the last items on our list... and now they can be yours! Our Black Friday 2022 Collection includes over 130 items total. Unlock them all for 10,000 ACs (over 84,000s ACs worth of gear) or buy individual items from Quibble's shop in Battleon!

The Cyber Monday, November 28th chest + shop additions include:

  • Nebula Dragonslayer armor set
  • DarkMatter DragonSlayer armor set 
  • Prismatic Cyber War Glaive
  • Cyber Carnage Void of Nulgath armor + morph helm
  • Shadow NeoFiend set
  • Bubblegum Pirate Captain (pink boots variant) + helms (gold earring variant)
  • Desaturated Cyber Void of Nulgath armor 
  • Additional variants of the ShadowLord Valtrith + Safiria set
  • Shadow Pumpkin Witch armor set (regular + gender locked variants)
  • Shadowy Mad Scientist Helms
  • Cyber Quibble pet
  • Pink Agitated Orb pet (regular pet in Quibble's Shop)
  • Lovely Jester Hat, Desaturated J6 Steampunk Helm, Dark Bandit Hats, DoomLord Safiria Morph
  • Shadow Magus accessories
  • Shadow Pandy Hoodie armor + helms***

Plus, we've got even MORE for you to do today:

  • The seasonal Cyber Monday map is now open in /technospace.
  • The 2nd helm in our Darken daily login gift set is now available. Battle the Ebil Red Dragon in /ebiltakeover to get yours before it goes rare on December 9th!
  • The Crypto Collector accessories (helm and weapons) are available in J6's Coin Collector shop.

The darkest gear of the year is here!

Rare collectors, take note! ALL of the NEW items in the Dark Holiday 2022 Collection Chest will go perma-rare. Seasonal items will be added next week. 

Friday, November 18th chest contents:

  • Amethyst Universe Armor + Celestial Helms
  • Armored Faceplate of Shadows
  • Blade of Eternal Shadows
  • Blades of Eternal Shadow
  • Captain of the Pink Crusader
  • Cyber Skull of Nulgath Helm
  • Cyber Void of Nulgath armor (AC and member variants)
  • Dark Conical Hat
  • Darker Heart Locks hair (AC and member variants)
  • Ebil Virtue Blade
  • Formal Drago's Attire
  • Hardcore Rocker Hoodie
  • J6's Rose Pirate
  • Love Caster XOXO
  • LOVECaster Halo Hair
  • LOVELY Hood of the Eclipse + LOVELY Hood of the Skulls
  • Lovely Jester
  • LOVELY Xenon's Cross
  • Obsidian Aerodux WarMage (AC and member variants)
  • Obsidian Apocalyptic Warlord armor + helm
  • Obsidian Centurion + Obsidian Centurion Commander Helm
  • Obsidian Cryomancer
  • Obsidian Warmage Wrap (AC and member variants)
  • Pink Blazebringer's Flames
  • Pink LightCaster
  • Pink Spiked Rebel + Horned Rebel Helms 
  • Shadow BoogieMan + Shadow BoogieMan's Mask
  • Shadow Celestial Celebrant Armor, Helms, and Capes
  • Shadow Dragon Warrior**
  • Shadow Dragon's Crest Helm
  • Shadow Dragon's Defender Polearm (single + dual wield)
  • Shadow Dragon's Tail
  • Shadow Loco Costume
  • Shadow StraightJacket
  • Shadowy Mad Scientist
  • Shadowy Swank Valentine
  • Sweet Star Sword Breaker (single + dual wield)

The Wednesday, November 23rd chest additions:

  • Shadow Magelord
  • Dark Bandit
  • Dimmed Falconeer armor + bow
  • J6's Obsidian Guns
  • Antique Hunter Class + armor
  • Festive Fae armor 
  • Festive Flight of Fae + Dark Flight of Fae wings
  • Pink Unholy of Vokun armor + helm
  • Pink Werepyre Slayer Helm
  • Rosy AUS Rugby Armor!
  • Dark SkyGuard Rifleman (AC + member variants)
  • Lovely Lionfang armor + helm
  • Shadowy Swank Top Hat (male + female variants) 
  • Shadowy Swank Sword Cane
  • Pink Quibble Bank Pet + regular Pink Quibble Pet 

The Black Friday chest additions include:

  • Shadow Magus
  • Desaturated Steampunk J6
  • Shadow Arcanist
  • Doom Lord Valtrith and Safiria armor, helm, cape
  • Dark Elegant Frost Suit armor + helms
  • Pink Pirate Captain armor + helms
  • Pink Witch Armor
  • Pink Fire Dancer
  • Pink Festive Punk Elf
  • Cheery SnowAngel
  • Sooty Steamed Punk
  • Shadow Blade Warrior
  • Shadow Inbunche
  • Pink Wings of the Abyss
  • Pink WerePyre Slayer armor, helm, wings
  • Ebony Party Outfit
  • Obsidian Spartan
  • Arcanist's Lovely Robes
  • Pink Victorian Suit + Garb armors + helms
  • Captain of the Pink Crusader

Read on for important information

A few important tips to remember:

  • All of this year's event rare items are available individually from the Black Friday Shop in your game menu until the event leaves December 9th.
  • In order to prevent shop abuse, the Dark Holiday 2022 Collection Chest cannot be sold.

We’re very sorry, but we cannot offer exchanges or compensation or exchanges on IoDA choices when an item is recoloured and released for Black Friday or Cyber Monday anymore.  The IoDA program allows you to access rare items you would not otherwise have access to. Due to this, and the fact that recolours are not the same as the original items, we can no longer give any additions bonus or compensation for these items.

* There were several items listed in previous versions of this post that were incorrectly named, or mistakenly added to the list (like the Cyber Matrix of Revontheus). Those have been updated or removed.
** If you purchased the Pandy Hoodie sweatshirt from HeroMart in 2014, you'll find the Shadow Pandy armor + helms added for free in your Book of Lore badge shop now.

*** If you purchased the 2014 TimeDragon Warrior upgrade pack, you will find these variants for free in your Book of Lore badge shop now.

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November 25, 2022

Black Friday 2022: OMG UPDATE

Get ready to go DARK

Over 60 new rewards are now available for you to grab this weekend! Check out the from quests, shops, and bosses across Lore. Gear up and get ready to unlock the darkest gear of the year, then return on Monday for our Cyber Monday reward items!

Ebil Mech Dragon in /ebilmech:

  • Guncraft Shadowslayer
  • Guncraft Spikes
  • 8 Guncraft Helms 
  • Guncraft Shadowslayer Gunblade (single + dual wield) 
  • Guncraft Battle Armaments
  • Guncraft Shadowslayer Big Iron (single + dual wield) 
  • Guncraft Shadowslayer Shotgun

Hoodini in /birdswithharms:

  • Shadow Magelord's Hood
  • Shadow Mage's Portal
  • Dark Royal Scepter
  • Bido's Beautiful Fireflies

Deal Bot 2.0 in /blackfridaywar:

  • Dark Steel Afterlife
  • Shadowy Fiend Costume
  • Rose Phoenix Sword + Obsidian Phoenix Sword

Ebil General Porkon in /ebiltakeover:

  • Dusky Evader

Ebil Jack Sprat in /ebiltakeover:

  • Pink POSE! Pitchfork (RARE, leaves December 9th)

Executive Assistant Vordred in /blackfridaywar:

  • Obsidian Demon Samurai + Obsidian Oniga Helm
  • Rose Royal Shadowslayer

Calico Cobby in /dreammaster:

  • Cute Calico Cobby Pet

Harvest Merge Shop:

  • Elite Guncraft Shadowslayer armor 
  • 6 Elite Guncraft helms 
  • Guncraft Glory
  • Guncraft Shadowslayer Bigger Iron (single + dual wield) 
  • Guncraft Shadowslayer Biggest Iron (single + dual wield) 
  • Guncraft Shadowslayer Vulcan Cannon
  • Guncraft Artillery Beast

Arlette's Birthday quest in /birthdayfeast

  • Dark Litch Knight armor
  • 4 helms
  • 1 cape

The following Black Friday farming items were added on Wednesday!

Black Friday Seasonal Shop in /blackfridaywar:

  • Black Chinchilla Pet

J6's Coin Collector Merge Shop in /hollowhalls:

  • Crypto Collector armor

Rawrgobble drop in /birdswithharms:

  • Pink Aura

Smorgasbord drops in /ebiltakeover:

  • Dark Flame Visage frpm 
  • PeptoCorp Agent
  • SugarSkull Cane
  • Dark Zeke Cloak

Mystery Meat drops in /ebiltakeover:

  • Pink and Ugly Stick (single + dual wield)
  • Dark and Ugly Stick (single + dual wield)

Ebil Mech Dragon drop in /ebilmech:

  • Shadey Cowboy

Quest rewards:

  • Shadow Plate of Nulgath from the Twisted Items of Nulgath quest
  • Ebony DragonBlade of Nulgath from the Demanding Items of Nulgath quest

Hollowborn Boss Update... FOR SCIENCE!

It's the darkest time of the year, and that means... a new Hollowborn Boss has spawned! /join HBChallenge and talk to Dr. Neelo, the Hollowborn Creator. Some call him a "scientist" but he knows better. And so will you, after you face his latest creation!

Rare Module 005 item drop in /hbchallenge:

  • Module 005 Chibi Pet (leaves December 9th)

Merge Shop gear in /hbchallenge:

  • Hollowborn Creator
  • Hollowborn Creator Morph
  • Module 005 Morph
  • Module 005 Tanks
  • Module 005 Gauntlet
  • Hollowborn Alchemist armor
  • 12 helms
  • 1 sword
  • 1 mace
  • 2 daggers

Dark Holiday AdventureCoin Bonus

If you're gearing up for the holidays, this is the best time to check out our Holiday AC bonus so you don't miss a thing. Get 50% more FREE bonus AdventureCoins with any AC or Membership pack.

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November 23, 2022

A MASSIVE Harvest of Ebil

Double Boss Battle and Dark New Rewards

Our double boss mid-week release is overflowing with bright and dark gear to help you celebrate this Harvest Fest! Return this Friday as we add even MORE rewards to collect and rare gear in the Black Friday 2022 collection chest.

We've got a bountiful release for you this weekend:

  • Battle RAWRGobble in the /birdswithharms map to collect all the pieces of the Autumn Wonderland set
  • Battle to help Chairman Platinum in a new EbilCorp adventure in /ebilcorptakeover
  • Defeat the Chickencow in /battleontown to collect all new diner-themed house items
  • Head to /hbchallenge and take on Dr. Neelo's experiment for dark new gear
  • Collect all our new Black Friday 2022 rare and seasonal farming rewards

Rawrgobble item drops in /birdswithharms:

  • Autumnal Civilian armor
  • Autumnal Civilian Hair + Locks 
  • Red Panda cape
  • Autumnal Pathway ground rune
  • Scarbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Scarbucks Pumpkin Pie
  • Autumnal Red Panda Plushie
  • Autumnal Owl Plushie
  • Autumnal Fox PlushiePink Aura
  • Waddles + Pink Waddles Helms 
  • Earthen Hair + Locks

Harvest Merge Shop update in /harvest:

  • Autumniphile armor
  • Autumniphile Beret Hair + Locks
  • Autumnal Civilian Beret + Locks
  • Autumniphile Beret Morph + Locks
  • Autumnal Maple Leaves cape
  • Scarbucks Pumpkin Pie And Latte
  • Shadow Collector armor

Hollowborn Boss Update... FOR SCIENCE!

It's the darkest time of the year, and that means... a new Hollowborn Boss has spawned! /join HBChallenge and talk to Dr. Neelo, the Hollowborn Creator. Some call him a "scientist" but he knows better. And so will you, after you face his latest creation!

Then return on Friday, when we bring you the all-new Hollowborn Alchemist set!

Rare Module 005 item drop in /hbchallenge:

  • Module 005 Chibi Pet (leaves December 9th)

Merge Shop gear in /hbchallenge:

  • Hollowborn Creator
  • Hollowborn Creator Morph
  • Module 005 Morph
  • Module 005 Tanks
  • Module 005 Gauntlet

EbilCorp Boss: Cafeteria of HORRORS

Chairman Platinum is ALWAYS looking for new ways to optimize, commercialize, and terrorize his employees. By cutting costs + slashing the cafeteria food budget, he’s created a buffet of the profane. He needs YOU to help clean up the mess in /ebiltakeover.

Head to /ebilmech to take on Chairman Platinum's Ebil Mecha Dragon to collect the pieces of the PACV-EC Mach 1.0 set. Then complete the quests + collect merge resources in /ebiltakeover to create the PACV Mach 2.0 gear!

Ebil Mech Dragon drops in /ebilmech:

  • PACV-EC Mach 1.0
  • PACV-EC Helm
  • PACV-EC Visor
  • PACV-EC Guard
  • PACV-EC Battle Wings
  • PACV-EC Alien
  • PACV-EC Battle Hammer
  • PACV-EC Railgun

Merge Shop gear in /ebiltakeover:

  • PACV Mach 2.0
  • PACV Helm
  • PACV Visor
  • PACV Guard
  • PACV Battle Wings
  • PACV Alien
  • PACV Battle Hammer
  • PACV Railgun

EbilCorp Cafe AC Shop:

  • PACV Space Traveler
  • PACV Alien Unit
  • PACV-EC Space Traveler
  • PACV-EC Alien Unit
  • PACV-EC Custom Energy Strikers
  • Guncraft Artillery Combat Beast

Smorgasbord drops in /ebiltakeover:

  • Ebil Cafeteria Worker's Hair + Locks
  • Ebil Cafeteria Worker's Mask + Locks

Black Friday 2022 Farming Rewards

So... many... black and pink items! We've got a host of new reward gear for you to unlock this week!

The following Black Friday farming items are available RIGHT NOW!

Black Friday Seasonal Shop in /blackfridaywar:

  • Black Chinchilla Pet

J6's Coin Collector Merge Shop in /hollowhalls:

  • Crypto Collector armor

Rawrgobble drop in /birdswithharms:

  • Pink Aura

Smorgasbord drops in /ebiltakeover:

  • Dark Flame Visage frpm 
  • PeptoCorp Agent
  • SugarSkull Cane
  • Dark Zeke Cloak

Mystery Meat drops in /ebiltakeover:

  • Pink and Ugly Stick (single + dual wield)
  • Dark and Ugly Stick (single + dual wield)

Ebil Mech Dragon drop in /ebilmech:

  • Shadey Cowboy

Quest rewards:

  • Shadow Plate of Nulgath from the Twisted Items of Nulgath quest
  • Ebony DragonBlade of Nulgath from the Demanding Items of Nulgath quest

Log in this Friday to unlock even MORE Black Friday rewards!

Item drops:

  • Guncraft Shadowslayer
  • Guncraft Spikes
  • 8 Guncraft Helms 
  • Guncraft Shadowslayer Gunblade (single + dual wield) 
  • Guncraft Battle Armaments
  • Guncraft Shadowslayer Big Iron (single + dual wield) 
  • Guncraft Shadowslayer Shotgun
  • Shadow Magelord's Hood
  • Shadow Mage's Portal
  • Dark Royal Scepter
  • Dusky Evader
  • Pink POSE! Pitchfork
  • Dark Steel Afterlife
  • Bido's Beautiful Fireflies
  • Obsidian Demon Samurai + Obsidian Oniga Helm
  • Rose Royal Shadowslayer
  • Shadowy Fiend Costume
  • Rose Phoenix Sword + Obsidian Phoenix Sword
  • Cute Calico Cobby Pet

Merge Shop:

  • Elite Guncraft Shadowslayer armor 
  • 6 Elite Guncraft helms 
  • Guncraft Glory
  • Guncraft Shadowslayer Bigger Iron (single + dual wield) 
  • Guncraft Shadowslayer Biggest Iron (single + dual wield) 
  • Guncraft Shadowslayer Vulcan Cannon
  • Guncraft Artillery Beast

Then return on Monday for our Cyber Monday reward items!

Dark Holiday AdventureCoin Bonus

If you're gearing up for the holidays, this is the best time to check out our Holiday AC bonus so you don't miss a thing. Get 50% more FREE bonus AdventureCoins with any AC or Membership pack.

Daily Login Gifts

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.

Leaving Soon: mark your calendars

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

November 25*:

  • Rare October daily login gifts
  • Featured Gear Shop sets: Vampiric Noble, Magical Superstar, Sweet Treat Healer, Strange Pets
  • AQWorlds Birthday map
  • Mogloween events 

November 30: Daily login gifts released between November 1 - 14

December 1: November + October seasonal sets

December 2: Black Friday Collection + Harvest Fest leave

*Because we have so many heroes in the Philippines impacted by Tropical Storm Nalgae during the beginning of the holiday event lineup, all seasonal events, rare items, and daily gifts released in October will remain available until November 25th. (Except for the 20th Anniversary Collection Chest, which leaves November 18th)

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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November 23, 2022

Positively Grateful & Thankful!

Giving thanks for everybody and everything every day

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays – and it's not just because of the desserts! Thanksgiving reminds me to be thankful for all that I have and to take a moment for gratitude. Sometimes we forget how much we have and what matters most in our lives, so I like to remind myself how important this day really is and reflect on just how lucky I am.

Thankful for what we have today

It’s easy to compare ourselves to others and be envious, jealous, and/or resentful of what they have – because we are focusing on what *we* DO NOT have. But focusing on those things leads to a whole slew of negative emotions, detrimental thoughts, and perhaps damaging actions; instead, we should be thankful for all that we DO have and start focusing on all the positive things in our lives! 

Here’s my go-to list for perpetual positivity: 

🙏 be grateful for what you have
🥰 appreciate what (and who) you have
🌟 don't take things for granted
🏆 don't be too materialistic
😾don't be too hard on yourself
🤕 don’t dwell on the negative
❌ and don't compare yourself to others 

That last one is perhaps the most crucial of all. It took me YEARS to learn this, and only then was I finally happy with myself and legitimately thankful for all that I had. I’m bolding this part because it’s tremendously important:

Do not compare yourself to others – only compare yourself to yesterday’s you. Are you doing better than yesterday? Great! Keep heading in that direction! Are you doing worse than yesterday? That’s okay, because now we can figure out what went wrong and change today’s course to head in the right direction :)

Don't forget to be thankful even when life gets tough! Remember: growth cannot happen without stress, and evolution cannot happen without change.

Thankful for what we have every day

Thanksgiving Day happens just once a year, but the best way to show our thanks is to be thankful every day. We can be thankful for the little things, like having internet to read these Design Notes, those leftovers in the fridge because YUM, taking hot showers, having cold A/C, or even knowing where you left your car keys. And don't forget about those BIG things to be super thankful for: your friends, family, furry friends, all that you have, all that you WILL have, and, most importantly of all, your health!  

Oh… and of course my mother’s home-made baklava, which I am exceptionally grateful for 😋 

But in all seriousness, I am wholeheartedly thankful for Artix Entertainment, the games they make, the opportunities they give to the community, and the games that I am a part of, too <3

Thank you everybody at Artix!

Thank you Artix yourself for keeping my phone number all these years!

And thank YOU, my dear Artix gamer, for putting up with all this pink text! Hehehe! 

So no matter where you are in the world, I sincerely wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving each and every day!

xoxo, Beleen :D

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November 22, 2022

Harvest Fest AP Giveaway

Show Off Your Sweetest Set For Artix Points

Happy Harvest Fest! To show our gratitude for your support and feedback, we're hosting an Artix Points code giveaway! Retweet this Twitter post, or react to this Facebook post + comment with a screenshot of your hero in their best Harvest-themed gear for a chance to win one of 20 free Artix Points giftcodes. You can also enter the giveaway on our official AE Community Discord server after reaching Hero Rank! (Level 5+ from chatting)!

Giveaway details

The giveaway ends Friday, November 25th.
10 winners will be chosen from each of the 3 platforms (Twitter, Facebook, and Discord), selected by an automated "contest winner" program.

Twitter Prizes:

  • 2x 10,000 AP codes
  • 3x 5,000 AP codes 
  • 5x 2,000 AP codes

Facebook Prizes:

  • 2x 10,000 AP codes
  • 3x 5,000 AP codes 
  • 5x 2,000 AP codes

Discord Prizes:

  • 2x 10,000 AP codes
  • 3x 5,000 AP codes 
  • 5x 2,000 AP codes
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