Design Notes

November 19, 2018

AQWorlds Patch Notes

Check the list of bug fixes to see what the team has addressed

Reens, Cemaros and the AQW Bug Hunter team are busy squashing the bugs you submit each week to the Bug Tracker at www.Artix.com/bugs.

Please do not send non-release bugs on Twitter.  They will get lost.  Make sure you send bug report forms!

Check back weekly to see if the bug you reported has been addressed.  Please remember that not all bugs are "easy fixes" so some reported and confirmed bugs from each week may not be on the fixed list as they will require more time or a different person to fix them.

If you would like to know how the reports go from you to fixed, check this page:
http://www.aq.com/lore/guides/BugReportFAQ

Bug Fixes:

    1. Bloodtusk travel map for Dream Nexus updated so it no longer dumps you in a room with no boss.
    2. Click box for the Ebil Disk in the Be Ebili quest has been upsized.

      Art Fixes:

        1. Legion Jolly Roger Armor has been de-pixeled.
        2. More pets have been tamed!  Baby Wooly Mammoth, Goblin Forest Warrior Pet and Goblin Wolf-Rider Pet.  (A side note here, not all pets can be moved, but we try to get as many as we can off your leg)

          Not Fixed & Why:

          • Battle Commander Liest using Scourge art WILL get fixed.  He need to go into the shop for a full overhaul though.  Keep an eye on My Twitter for news on when he gets repaired!
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          November 19, 2018

          Get up to 50% more FREE ACs

          2018 Holiday AC Bonus Begins Wednesday at 12:01 AM EST!

          Starting this Wednesday at 12:01 AM EST and until January 2nd, get up to 50% more FREE bonus AdventureCoins when you buy any Adventure package until January 2nd! If you're excited about the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday items, or are gearing up for all our December holiday items, now's the time to top up your ACs.

          The bigger the AC package you buy, the more free AdventureCoins you'll get!

          12000 AC pack: 6000 extra ACs (50% more ACs)

          5000 AC pack: 2000 extra ACs (40% more ACs)

          2000 AC pack: 500 extra ACs (25% more ACs)

          900 AC pack: 100 extra ACs (11% more ACs)

          * Note: bonus AdventureCoins are only available with AdventureCoin packages. The special bonus offer does not apply to membership packages.

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          November 16, 2018

          This Friday: SpellSword Scaveger Hunt

          Return to DragonRune Hall this weekend!

          Calling all melee and magic-loving heroes... DragonRune Hall's premiere SpellSword is recruiting! Talk to Inanitas, in DragonRune Hall,  Lore's premiere school of magic and witchcraft, this weekend. He has an all-new scavenger hunt ready to help train new Spellsword Artifact Hunters! Be prepared, though... if you want to join his crew, you'll need brains AND a blade to complete his quests. Decipher clues, battle bosses, and discover rare and valuable artifacts.

          What's a SpellSword Artifact Hunter, you ask?  Lore is littered with magical artifacts, and my Spellswords hunt them down! Why? For many reasons: to study them, to keep them out of the hands of evil doers, and of course to make ourselves more powerful! Some are just weird, though. The other day, one my Hunters brought back a magic plunger that unclogs toilets 17% faster... 

          Featured Gear: DragonRune SpellSmith Set

          This weekend, find the DragonRune SpellSmith armor set in your Featured Gear Shop. Crafted by Crulon and inspired by Inanitas' Spellswords, this is a gorgeous set perfect for any mage who wants to stun their enemies with style (before beating them with a blade)!

          • DragonRune SpellSmith armor
          • SpellSword's Hair + Scarf helms
          • SpellBlade BackBlade cape
          • Shattered SpellBlade weapon
          • SpellSword Daggers
          • Dark Artifact Hunter's armor
          • Artifact Hunter's Crossbow + Daggers
          • Artifact Hunter's Scarf

          The DragonRune SpellSmith is available for AdventureCoins or for gold if you have a membership. You can also find the gear in Inanitas' shop. Plus, complete his quests to unlock pieces of the SpellSword Artifact Hunter and SpellSword's Apprentice sets.

          Wheel of Doom: Free Spins are BACK!

          Everyone loves to get prizes... and that's why we're bringing 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. 
          Unlocking the free member daily spins: You're in luck! If you have a membership, all you need to do is log in and spin. (Note: free spins do not stack or carry over. If you don't log in on a given day, you lose that day's free spin.)
          Unlocking the free weekly spins: Back and better than ever! With the return of the Wheel of Doom, we've changed the free monthly spin to a free WEEKLY spin. To unlock it, you'll need to complete a quest that requires three Gears of Doom. You'll get one Gear a day, added straight to your inventory. 
          1. Day 1: Log into AQWorlds. Your first Gear of Doom will be added to your inventory.
          2. Day 2: Log into AQWorlds again. Your second Gear of Doom will be added to your inventory.
          3. Day 3: Log into AQWorlds again. Your third Gear of Doom will be added to your inventory.
          4. Click to spin the Wheel of Doom and claim your free weekly spin.

          You can keep track of how many Gears of Doom you have by clicking on the "Free Spin?" button above the Wheel of Doom.

          Important Points:
          • Log in on 3 different days during the same week to get all 3 gears.
          • You do not need to log in 3 days in a row. (Example: if you log in on Monday, Thursday, and Sunday, you can claim your free spin on Sunday.)
          • The gear quantity will reset every 7 days or when you turn in the free spin quest. (Example: if you turn in the free daily quest on Monday at 3 PM, you have until next Monday to collect your 3 Gears of Doom.)
          • Gears do not roll over from week to week.

          Note: A lot of people aren't going to get the first Gear when they log in tonight. This works off the same daily system as our other login rewards, and if you've already logged in today, before the release went live, the game does not consider this a "new day" for you. 

          The introduction of this new system is the only time we'll be in this position. We apologize for the inconveniece.

          Happy Birthday, Inanitas!

          Inanitas has been a contributor to the AE Team for many years now, in a number of different ways. From a release tester to a writer for AQWorlds and DF, we're very happy to have him around, and hope you enjoy his event. Wish him a happy early birthday on Twitter!

          What about Memet's Birthday?

          Due to a medical issue for one of our team members, we were unable to get all of the art done in time for this week's release, so we rearranged the November calendar of releases. Memet's birthday event will move to another week, later on in the year. 

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          November 15, 2018

          Black Friday 2018 Spoilers

          We're really bad at secrets.

          Late last night, a few of my Twitter followers got a sneak peek of one of this year's Black Friday Classes - the Abyssal Angel's Shadow. A lot of happiness and a lot of unhappy questions started flowing in on Twitter, in-game, and Discord. One of the most common was...

          Why are you doing a Black Friday variant of a rare class?!

          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.

          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.

          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.

          Ok, but... What ELSE are you releasing?

          Good question! The final list of Black Friday and Cyber Monday gear has not been decided. It won't be until I get to the Lab Saturday morning, coffee in hand, and lock down the final list. But if you want a sneak-peek of what will definitely be released on Black Friday...

          • 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
          • Half-Off and Cyber Unarmed****
          • Plus all of the seasonal Black Friday

          And for Cyber Monday we'll have...

          • Nakana Rei's all-new Mecha Set
          • CyberCaster armor
          • and more!

          But what will I FIGHT?!

          Next Wedneday, November 21st, all our seasonal Thanksgiving events will return, along with an all-new war, written and designed by AQW Tester and Quest Designer, Asuka! Oishii's brought the food, and the members of the Good and Evil alliance will bring the FEUD!

          * 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. 

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          November 14, 2018

          AQWorlds Patch Notes

          Check the list of bug fixes to see what the team has addressed

          Reens, Cemaros and the AQW Bug Hunter team are busy squashing the bugs you submit each week to the Bug Tracker at www.Artix.com/bugs.

          Please do not send non-release bugs on Twitter.  They will get lost.  Make sure you send bug report forms!

          Check back weekly to see if the bug you reported has been addressed.  Please remember that not all bugs are "easy fixes" so some reported and confirmed bugs from each week may not be on the fixed list as they will require more time or a different person to fix them.

          If you would like to know how the reports go from you to fixed, check this page:
          http://www.aq.com/lore/guides/BugReportFAQ

          Bug Fixes:

            1. The KS Twig pet got his forever name now (Twig Moglin Plush Pet), and that has convinced him he is loved and he no longer loses his head.

              Art Fixes:

                1. Enchanted Naval Commander has been dusted for stray pixel removal.
                2. Arachnid Naval Commander female shoulder fixed again.

                   

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                  November 13, 2018

                  Tuesday News Updates

                  Spins, Bug Fixes, and More

                  Hello all! It's good to be back after a very fine trip to Chicago* to surprise a family member for their birthday. I've got my bug-boxing gloves on and am ready to hit the DNs with some updates, so let's get to it.

                  Treasure Potion Bug Fix

                  Yesterday, Yorumi and the Crew of Doom confirmed and fixed an issue with Treasure Potions dropping more frequently than they were supposed to (where x6 potions were dropping when only x1 was intended).

                  Here's the what and why of that bug, and its fix.

                  The Problem: Each time you spin the Wheel of Doom, you are guaranteed to get the following rewards: x1 Treasure Potion, 10,000 gold, and 1 XP boost... plus a chance for a bonus item. Even if you do not get a bonus item, you always get the Treasure Potion, gold, and XP boost. The problem was, every time you spun and did not get a bonus item, you were getting x5 Treasure Potions instead of x1.

                  That might not sound like a problem, but it threw off the balance of the Doom Merge Shop prices. If we increased the amount of Treasure Potions that each spin gives, we would also need to increase prices in the merge shop.

                  The Cause: The Wheel of Doom is built sort of like the Treasure Chest, where you never get an item you already have. On the rare off-chance that the Wheel of Doom tried to give you a duplicate item, we built in a failsafe to give you x5 extra Treasure Potions instead.** Instead, it was dropping the x5 failsafe potions every time you spun and did not get a bonus item.

                  The current code prevents duplicates:

                  • It won't pick a reward that has already been rewarded by the wheel 
                  • When an item is picked, if you already have it, you get 6 potions. 
                  • If wheel picks nothing, due to there only being super "rare" items left, you get 1 potion. 
                  • If you have all of the prizes on the Wheel, you get 1 potion.

                  The only way anyone will currently get the 6 potions is if they happen to already have an item that is a reward on the wheel, and they'll get it just once per item like that.

                  The Solution: We fixed the code giving x5 Treasure Potions for every spin you didn't get an item. It now rewards x1 Treasure Potion, as intended and listed in the Design Notes and Guides.

                  After a flood of community feedback and sending Captain Rhubarb back in time to dig through some old code, we've arrived at the best compromise, so you can make the most out of your spins while maintaining the reward cost balance.

                  Changes incoming to the Wheel of Doom:

                  1. Spin the Wheel, get normal rewards + bonus prize 
                  2. No bonus prize drops? Get 2 Treasure Potions instead of 1. 
                  3. Wheel tries to give a duplicate item? Get 3 Treasure Potions instead of 1. 
                  4. Already have ALL the Wheel drops? Get 6 Treasure Potions instead of 1. 

                  If you got a ton of Treasure Potions legitmately from this bug, you lucked out! You will get to keep all of those Treasure Potions as our way of apologizing for the issue and any inconvenience.

                  Free Weekly Spin Update

                  The free Weekly Spin for ALL players is still in testing. We will know for sure by tomorrow (once the full week has passed) whether everything is working as intended, and if it can release this Friday.

                  Planned Release Change 

                  Due to a medical issue for one of our team members, we have rearranged the November calendar of releases. Instead of Memet's Birthday update, this Friday, we'll launch the SpellSword Scavenger Hunt for Inanitas'*** birthday, and Featured Gear Shop update.

                  Next week, all our seasonal Thanksgiving events return, along with this year's new update and Black Friday gear. 

                  * It will always be sweet home Chicago for me.

                  ** That also helped avoid the possibility that you wouldn't get anything on that spin.

                  *** Inanitas is a member of the AQW and DF dev teams, as a guest writer.

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                  November 09, 2018

                  Sepulchure's Saga: Into the Plane of Light

                  This Weekend, Sepulchure's Saga continues!

                  Love. Loss. And a Darkness that will change the fate of the world… This is Sepulchure the DoomKnight’s story. 

                  This weekend, log in and battle as Lynaria, Queen of Swordhaven. Your mission: to save your best friend from the DOOM that consumes him. Journey through the Plane of Light to gather magical reagents, grow stronger than you've ever been, and cast the spell that could save your friend from eternal Darkness.

                  Queen Lynaria has vowed to save Sepulchure -- the man who was once Swordhaven's most loyal knight -- but neither situations, stories, or people are simply black and white. This weekend, events transpire that will change both their lives forever... for Good AND Evil.

                  Rewards of Doom and Light

                  Battle through this weekend's release to unlock pieces of the Worshipper of Doom armor set. These weapons, once handcrafted with care, have been corrupted by the darkness that surrounds the Blade of Doom.

                  The pieces of this set were crafted by AQW Community Artist, Reki Roland (also one of Lore's largest ShadowScythe devotees). 

                  Complete this weekend's release to find Amie the Celestial StarMage in the Plane of Light. She's traveled from the Celestial Realm to gather starlight and, along the way, decided to spend time studying the nature of light itself. Find to earn the pieces of her bright armor set, crafted by AQW Community Artist, Ferozakh.

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                  November 07, 2018

                  AQWorlds Patch Notes

                  Check the list of bug fixes to see what the team has addressed

                  Reens, Cemaros and the AQW Bug Hunter team are busy squashing the bugs you submit each week to the Bug Tracker at www.Artix.com/bugs.

                  Please do not send non-release bugs on Twitter.  They will get lost.  Make sure you send bug report forms!

                  Check back weekly to see if the bug you reported has been addressed.  Please remember that not all bugs are "easy fixes" so some reported and confirmed bugs from each week may not be on the fixed list as they will require more time or a different person to fix them.

                  If you would like to know how the reports go from you to fixed, check this page:
                  http://www.aq.com/lore/guides/BugReportFAQ

                  Bug Fixes:

                  1. Undead Boomstick’s description updated.
                  2. Lightguardwar map set so to story progession now.  You do still have to turn either war quest in to begin the story.

                  Art Fixes:

                  1. Deathknight Helm now covers entire face.  
                  2. Male Brightoak Avenger armor - a few more fixes to the colours.  
                  3. Eternal Dragon Warrior armor hands CC fixed.
                  4. Battle Commander Leist got his picture back.
                  5. Bongo Cat helms - Twilly's paws stay red.  All of them have stopped sitting on their paws.

                   

                  Check out this Design Notes post for why we were so delayed this week:
                  This Weekend: Double DOOM

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                  November 06, 2018

                  Ballyhoo Reward Issue Update

                  Fix in progress

                  Yesterday, I became aware of an issue with Ballyhoo rewards -- where the AC rewards were removed and the gold prices dropped.* 

                  This was due to an issue with our ad network, where the available ads we had to show had dropped significantly, so the AC/gold rewards were trimmed.

                  Now that we're aware, I've asked Captain Rhubarb to return the gold rewards to what they used to be. That should happen this week. Once I get back from vacation, I'll look into other ads we can offer, so we can bring those free ACs back ASAP. 

                  * Thanks for the heads up, ZippleClopper and Rastaban (for the forum report) and to everyone who submitted a Bug Report to the Tracker!

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                  November 06, 2018

                  The Wheel of Doom Evolves

                  Free Spins, New Gear, and the Platinum Item of Donated Awesomeness!

                  The Wheel of Doom spins round and round... and this week, we are adding a revolution(ary) addition to the Doom Merge Shop, bringing back free spins, and adding an all-new gear set!

                  New Gear from the Wheel of Doom!

                  We know a lot of you are raring to redeem your free spins... so we're adding a full new Epic rarity set for you! Each of the set pieces will be available from the Wheel of Doom and from the Doom merge shop.

                  Pieces of the set include:

                  • ShadowScythe Sorcerer armor
                  • ShadowHood of Doom
                  • ShadowHorns of Doom 
                  • Dark Aura Staff
                  • ShadowScythe Spell Blade
                  • Shadow's Aura Orb (single and dual wield)
                  • Shadow Sorcerer's Wrap
                  • Shadow's Aura Wrap

                  Free Daily Spins Returning

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

                  Starting this Friday:

                  • Members get one free spin a day while their upgrade is active

                  Members: you'll need to log in to claim your free daily spin.

                   

                  NEW: Platinum Item of Donated Awesomeness

                  At Artix Entertainment, we ALWAYS want to be the good guys. We know a lot of you are spinning the Wheel to get the Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness, which lets you choose one rare item from any point in the game's history.* It's great to see all that excitement and hope, one of the reasons we brought the Wheel back.

                  What we don't want to see is people getting frustrated after spinnning without getting the EIoDA as a drop. That's why we are introducing the Platinum Item of Donated Awesomeness from the Doom Merge Shop - even if you don't receive the EIoDA as a bonus prize, you can save up your Treasure Potions and get the PIoDA.

                  Important Points

                  • The PIoDA will be a Wheel of Doom merge shop exclusive 
                  • Cost: 1,000 Treasure Potions. 
                  • You can get both the EIoDA (from the Wheel) and the PIoDA (from the merge shop)

                  At a cost of 1,000 Treasure Potions, that means a member who ONLY uses their one free spin per day/week will need to log in every day for about 2.5 years to get it... but they WILL get it eventually. 

                  * Exceptions include staff personal items, custom weapon contest prizes, HeroMart items, etc

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                  November 05, 2018

                  This Weekend: Double DOOM

                  Sepulchure's Saga Returns + Wheel of Doom Update

                  Love. Loss. And a Darkness that will change the fate of the world… This is Sepulchure the DoomKnight’s story. 

                  This weekend, log in and battle as Lynaria, Queen of Swordhaven. Your mission: to save your best friend from the DOOM that consumes him. Journey through the Plane of Light to gather magical reagents, grow stronger than you've ever been, and cast the spell that could save your friend from eternal Darkness.

                  Queen Lynaria has vowed to save Sepulchure -- the man who was once Swordhaven's most loyal knight -- but neither situations, stories, or people are simply black and white. This weekend, events transpire that will change both their lives forever... for Good AND Evil.

                  This weekend, fight to unlock two all-new armor sets:

                  • Reki Roland's "Worshipper of DOOM" from the release boss
                  • Ferozakh's "Celestial StarMage" from tthe post-release farming quest

                  The Wheel of Doom Evolves... Week 1

                  The Wheel of Doom spins round and round... and this week, the team is working on adding the revolution(ary)* Platinum Item of Donate addition to the Doom Merge Shop, bringing back free spins, and adding an all-new gear set!

                  We know a lot of you are raring to redeem your free spins... so we're adding a full new Epic rarity set for you! Each of the set pieces will be available from the Wheel of Doom and from the Doom merge shop.

                  Pieces of the set include:

                  • ShadowScythe Sorcerer armor
                  • ShadowHood of Doom
                  • ShadowHorns of Doom 
                  • Dark Aura Staff
                  • ShadowScythe Spell Blade
                  • Shadow's Aura Orb (single and dual wield)
                  • Shadow Sorcerer's Wrap
                  • Shadow's Aura Wrap

                  Free Spins + PIoDA Update

                  The Team of Doom (tm) - aka Yorumi, Captain Rhubarb, Cemaros, and Reens - began laying out the return of the free spins last week. The Member Daily Spin already exists, but (surprisingly, after 10 years!) we do not have functionality for a weekly quest. Yorumi is coding that up today, then will send it off for testing. 

                  Member daily spins back in testing today. Scheduled release this Friday, pending testing / tracking confirmation.

                  Weekly spins for all players in development. We will need at least a week for testing, to confirm it resets and awards properly. Scheduled release - next Friday, pending testing and tracking confirmation.


                  Aside from the weekly quest coding, Cemaros and her testers' main focus this week is confirming that all the new item tracking we are adding works and is accurate. Once they give the greenlight, we'll be able to add the Platinum Item of Donated Awesomness into the Doom Merge shop.

                   

                  Micro-Trip: Check List

                  I am leaving super-early Wednesday morning, journeying to Chicago on a secret birthday-surprise mission. Before I leave the Secret Underground Lab for the Windy City, I need to...

                  1. Make puns (not war)
                  2. Break puns (not windows)

                  Reens and Memet will take the helm for AQWorlds while I am out gallavanting across the midwest. Have an EXCELLENT weekend full of Doom and delight!

                  * Wheel pun!
                  ** Got feedback on the redesigned Help Center? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter!

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                  November 02, 2018

                  Two Nights at Twig's 2: Zorbak's Revenge

                  Mogloween 2018 Expansion + Week of OMG ALL THE GEAR

                  Real talk, Zorbak was NOT happy that Sally replaced him as the boss of the 2018 Mogloween event, and he’s going to make sure Twig knows it. (At least, I THINK that's why Twig is cowering in the dark inside a secret tunnel deep inside the EbilGames Arcade Machine). Help Twig and show Zorbak he shouldn’t make threats his sass can’t cash. Take him on in this week’s expansion to our 2018 Mogloween event.

                  Once you've completed last week's story in /twigsarcade, make your way to the EbilGames Arcade machine. If you DARE... enter and battle to reach Zorbak. Tackle his pile of 8-bit animatronic rejects for a chance to get all-new costume-themed gear from AQW Artist Aranx, including...

                  • Galaxy Witch set
                  • Heroic Horror set
                  • Ghostly Top Hat
                  • Skelly Hug helms
                  • Knifed Top Hat 
                  • Talking Wizard Hat helms
                  • I-Scweam Hood

                  Apocalyptic DragonLord Upgrade Bonus

                  Unlock the all-new Apocalyptic DragonLord upgrade bonus gear starting Friday, November 2nd at 6 PM EST! Buy any AC or membership package worth $10 USD or more to unlock the Apocalyptic DragonLord set or get the bonus Apocalyptic DragonKing armor and accessories with the 12,000 AC or 12 month membership packs!

                  New 9th and 10th StarSword Accessories

                  If you were one of last year's 9th Upholders, or if you are one of this year's 10th upholders, you can make your way to /dragonroad to unlock new starsword-themed accessories!

                  9th Upholders

                  • Vampire StarSword Backblades
                  • Reversed Vampire StarSword Backblades
                  • Vampire Star Staff
                  • Vampire Star Scythe
                  • Vampire Star Polearm
                  • Vampire Star Daggers

                  10th Upholders

                  • Spiderkin StarSword Backblades
                  • Reversed Spiderkin StarSword Backblades
                  • Spiderkin Star Staff
                  • Spiderkin Star Scythe
                  • Spiderkin Star Polearm
                  • Spiderkin Star Daggers

                  Bev's BongoCat Tribute Helms

                  If you've been on the internet for a while, you probably saw the super-popular meme, BongoCat. AQW player AgentasSVK suggested a sackload of BongoCat-themed helms. We loved the idea, and that's why 8 new helms will be permanently available from Bev's Battleontown Hair Shop (in helms shop).

                  Achievement Tracker Rewards, Part 1

                  3 new sets of Achievement Tracker rewards are available from your Book of Lore. Currently, only the armor sets are available. The class variants and exclusive micro-adventurezones will be released as soon as possible. We did not want to make you wait any longer for your equippable gear, though, so... this weekend, find your items in your Book of Lore!

                  • 10 Years Played: Enchanted Naval Commander set 
                  • 9 Years Membership: Evolved Grenadier set
                  • 600,000 AdventureCoins: Evolved Necromancer set 

                  With as many items as we released this week, there is something (actually - MANY things) for everyone. Log in and enjoy, and thank you for supporting AQWorlds! We would not be here without your support and encouragement... and because of that, we were able to donate $5,000 to help a fellow AQWorlds player battling cancer. Read about Robbie's story here

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                  November 02, 2018

                  #TeamRobbie

                  Your Support Made This Possible

                  Thank you for enabling us to make a $5,000 donation on your behalf to one of our fellow players who is battling brain cancer.

                  You want to help everyone.

                  Of course you do. Everytime you see someone hurting or someone who needs a hand up, you want to help. You want to fix it and make things right. But there are so many people in need out there... so many causes... it's overwhelming and you simply can't do everything for everyone. So, what do you do?

                  You do what you can.

                  MikaCosplay and her brother Robbie have been players of AE for a long time. She made a name for herself in the community for her skillfully-crafted Artix Entertainment-themed cosplays, her kindness, and upbeat attitude. On a recent visit to the Secret Underground Lab, she and her brother brought Cysero a hand-made birthday gift - a clock that says it's ALWAYS Ready-O-Clock. He hadn't announced his birthday. That's just the kind of people that they are.

                  In 2015, her brother Robbie was diagnosed with brain cancer. Robbie is as much of a fighter as his characters in our games, and his family isn't taking this lying down. He bravely suffered through several surgeries and round after round of chemotherapy, and it worked for a while. But Robbie's illness has returned again. The medical bills are over a million dollars at this point and the family's resources are simply tapped out. They need our help.

                  MikaCosplay and her brother Robbie are part of this gaming family and when one of us is in trouble, we all jump in.

                  Thanks to you (and frankly the extra income resulting from the Wheel of Doom), we were able to donate $5,000 on your behalf to Robbie's GoFundMe campaign. They could use your help getting the rest of the way to their goal.

                  The AE Team will be visiting Robbie at the Hospital next week before he goes in for his procedure.

                  What can you do? You do what you can.

                  GoFundMe page for Robbie, Mika, and their family

                   

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                  November 02, 2018

                  Become an Apocalyptic DragonLord

                  Upgrade to unlock the exclusive gear sets until December 7th!

                  Unlock the all-new Apocalyptic DragonLord upgrade bonus gear starting Friday, November 2nd at 6 PM EST! Buy any AC or membership package worth $10 USD or more to unlock the Apocalyptic DragonLord set or get the bonus Apocalyptic DragonKing armor and accessories with the 12,000 AC or 12 month membership packs!

                  12000 AC or 12 month membership packages: ALL the Apocalyptic Gear

                  Get more gear and save more of your real-world gold with our largest upgrade packages! Unlock the Apocalyptic Dragon armor set and the exclusive Apocalyptic DragonKing variant with our 12000 AdventureCoin or 12 month membership packages:

                  • Apocalyptic DragonLord + Apocalyptic DragonKing armors
                  • 14 helms, 3 capes, 3 weapons
                  • 1 pet
                  • 7 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory

                  2000 and 5000 AC or 3 and 6 month membership package: Apocalyptic DragonLord 

                  • Apocalyptic DragonLord armor
                  • 8 helms
                  • 2 capes
                  • 1 weapon
                  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory

                  All packages will also come with the Apocalyptic DragonLord character page badge. This upgrade bonus gear will be available until 6 PM EST on December 7th, 2018. 

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                  November 01, 2018

                  Epic News Post of DOOM

                  The Wheel of Doom evolves next week

                  Let's jump right in, because today's announcements will fulfill requests many of you have been making since the Wheel of Doom returned!

                  News TL;DR for the hero on the go:
                  1. Next week, free daily spins are returning for members. 
                  2. Free players will get 1 free spin a WEEK, but will need to log in at least 3 times. 
                  3. The Platinum Item of Donated Awesomeness will be available via the Doom Merge shop, and will require 1,000 Treasure Potions 
                  4. If you get the Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness as a drop from the Wheel, you WILL be able to get the PIoDA
                  5. 10th Upholder ends tomorrow at 6 PM EST, and the Guardian of Time upgrade bonus set leaves
                  6. The Apocalytpic DragonLord (Tier 1) and Apocalyptic DragonKing (Tier 2) upgrade bonus gear arrives tomorrow at 6 PM EST
                  7. This weekend's release - Two Nights at Twig's 2: Zorbak's Revenge - arrives tomorrow night along with more spooky costume gear!
                  8. The 10 years played, 9 years membership, and 600,000 ACs purchased Achievement Tracker item rewards will be available from the Book of Lore starting this weekend. The Class variants and mini-adventure zones will arrive soon. (Class variants are still being designed.)

                  Free Daily Spins Returning

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

                  Starting next week:

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

                  Members: you'll need to log in to claim your free daily spin. You are also eligible for the new WEEKLY spin, for a total of 8 spins a week, if you log in every day. (Bonus!)

                  Free players: we are changing the free monthly spin to a free WEEKLY spin, but you'll need to log in at least 3 times on separate days before you can claim your free spin.

                  Your logins do not need to be consecutive, as long as you're logging in at least 3 times in the same week.(Example: log in Monday, Wednesday, Saturday - and claim your free spin on Saturday). 

                  Members will also be eligible for the free weekly spin. (BONUS!)

                  NEW: Platinum Item of Donated Awesomeness

                  At Artix Entertainment, we ALWAYS want to be the good guys. We know a lot of you are spinning the Wheel to get the Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness, which lets you choose one rare item from any point in the game's history.* It's great to see all that excitement and hope, one of the reasons we brought the Wheel back.

                  What we don't want to see is people getting frustrated after many spins, and no EIoDA. That's why we are introducing the Platinum Item of Donated Awesomeness from the Doom Merge Shop - even if you don't receive the EIoDA as a bonus prize, you can save up your Treasure Potions and get the PIoDA.

                  Important Points

                  • The PIoDA will be a Wheel of Doom merge shop exclusive 
                  • Cost: 1,000 Treasure Potions. 
                  • You can get both the EIoDA (from the Wheel) and the PIoDA (from the merge shop)

                  At a cost of 1,000 Treasure Potions, that means a member who ONLY uses their one free spin per day/week will need to log in every day for about 2.5 years to get it... but they WILL get it eventually. 

                  * Exceptions include staff personal items, custom weapon contest prizes, etc


                  10th Upholder Ends Tomorrow

                  Last month, AQWorlds celebrated a VERY special anniversary - 10 years of adventures and victories. Every year for the anniversary, we offer a special bonus - the Upholder rewards. Upgrade with any membership until November 2nd to unlock all 10 of our 2018 Star Swords, the exclusive class, zone, and all our membership perks!

                  Also leaving tomorrow is the current upgrade bonus set, the Guardians of Time sets! You'll unlock the Dark Guardian of Time reward gear when you buy any AC or membership package worth $10 USD, and both sets when you get a 12,000 AC or 12 month membership.

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                  November 01, 2018

                  November 2018 Event Calendar

                  This Month: Good, Evil, and Thanksgiving!

                  November brings cool air, Fall colors, and the start of the holiday season here in the land of the Secret Underground Lab. Summer may be gone, but we're ready to Fall into a battle stance and gear up for all the releases to come! 

                  November 2: Two Nights at Twigs 2: Zorbak's Revenge + November Seasonal Set + new Upgrade Bonus

                  November 9: Sepulchure's Saga Chapter 2.3 - Into the Light + Wheel of Doom update

                  November 16: Inanitas' Spellsword Scavenger Hunt + Featured Gear Update

                  November 21Thanksgiving Returns + War

                  November 23Black Friday Rares shop + rewards

                  November 26Cyber Monday rares shop + rewards

                  November 30J6 Breaks the 4th Wall + Featured Gear Shop + Featured Gear Shop

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