Design Notes

July 28, 2023

This Weekend: Voice in the Sea, Pt 6

Our main story continues... but how will you?

In the previous Chapter of our Voice in the Sea Saga, you defied the darkness of the Abyss and the illusory horrors of what lurks in the deep. On July 28th, return to our main story with Chapter 6 of the Voice in the Sea Saga. As you battle to save those you hold dear... and survive with your mind intact... you'll need to decide what -- and who -- matter most to you, and how much you'll give away to keep them safe. 

This weekend, log in for:

  • Age of Ruin Saga: Voice in the Sea VI 
  • Featured Rare Gear Shop update
  • Bev's Hair Shop update (new headcovering options)

This Weekend's Daily Login Gifts:

  • Server Boost: Double EXP, Gold, Class Points, Reputation
  • Saturday: 4 rare Selachimorphaphile Houseguests from the Selachimorph in /julyhub and /burningbeach
  • Sunday: 0 AC rare Primaris Paladin's Banner cape from the Titanic Paladin in /titanattack and /titanstrike*

Leaving Monday, July 31st:

Voice in the Sea VI Reward Gear

We've caught a bounty of new rewards for you! Read on to see what you can unlock, and how, then log in this weekend and head to /trenchobserve to get your battle on!

  • Trenches Merge Shop: Deep Water Drow elf set*
  • Monster Drops: New Fa Morph (O_O!!!), new house items in /abyssalzone and /trenchobserve, and more

Creating the Deep Water Drow Elf set will require new merge resources plus the pieces of the Ashray Elf Warden set from the Abyssal Zone merge shop.

Featured Rare Sets: DarkFrost Dragon & Starborn Mage

July might be almost over, but the heat is still raging! We need to chill out and cool off, and there's no better time than this weekend! This weekend's in-game adventure takes place in the deep, frigid waters of The Trenches but in real life, the night sky is ablaze with meteor showers. So this weekend's shop update pays homage to both, with the DarkFrost Dragon and Starborn Mage sets. Find both in your Featured Gear Shop for AdventureCoins until Friday, September 1st.

Head to the Featured Gear Shop in your Game Menu to find all of the set pieces!

The DarkFrost Dragon set includes:

  • DarkFrost Dragon Commander armor
  • DarkFrost Dragon Guardian Cape
  • 5 Helms
  • 3 additional capes
  • 1 ground rune
  • 2 Reaver variants (single + dual-wield)
  • 2 BattleAxe variants (single + dual-wield)

The Starborn Mage set includes:

  • Starborn Mage armor
  • 4 Helms
  • 6 capes
  • 2 staves
  • 1 wand

If you're a fan of seeing (real) star, are a night creature, or just have a slight case of insomnia, head outdoor to see:

Summer's Hot and so is our AC Bonus 

NOW AVAILABLE! Get 50% more FREE bonus AdventureCoins with any AdventureCoin or Membership package you buy during our Summer AdventureCoins bonus!

Gear up and get ready for the Finale and Epilogue of our Voice in the Sea Saga, our Ryoku-themed boss battle, new Anime-themed rares, and more!

Wait...AdventureCoin Bonus?!

That's right! Several times each year, we have bonus AdventureCoin offers (example: Summer, Back to School, and during the holidays). Bonus amounts and dates may change from year to year, so keep an eye on the Design Notes and social media for more news of future bonuses.

Get 60,000 ACs while our Summer Bonus is on!

During our Summer AC bonus, get 60,000 ACs for $99.95 (that's 20,000 ACs more than normal!) and unlock your choice of upgrade bonus pack, 15x Rep, Gold, Class Points, and XP server boosts, and the Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (IoDA). 

Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness?!

The Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (or MIoDA for short) is a miscellaneous item you will get by purchasing the 40k AdventureCoin pakage. Like the other IoDA items, it allows you to choose any item in the game when you redeem it through your Account Manager.

How to Claim your MIoDA Prize

Make sure you have a confirmed email address attached to your game account, and then follow these steps:

  1. Decide on the item you want
  2. Log into your Account Manager
  3. Click on the "Awesome Prizes" link on the sidebar
  4. You'll see a list of the IoDA tokens you have available
  5. Choose from a list of ALL the eligible item rewards  
  6. You'll be taken to a verification page to confirm your choice

* The Primaris Paladin armor, helms, and accessories arrive next Friday, August 4th, in the Titan Gear merge shops.

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July 21, 2023

NEW: Battle Concert featuring The NPCs

Happening Now: Battle of the Bands in the Skull Dome Arena

Music has the power to soothe the savage beast… and to raise the undead. That's the goal of ghoulish grunge band, Brain Matter, performing unlive in concert at the Skull Dome Arena in Doomwood. This weekend, join Artix, The NPCs band, and a horde of your fellow heroes as we fight through a permanent in-game concert. Battle as the band plays, team up with friends and other players to defeat the undead! Featuring tracks from AdventureQuest 3D, DragonFable, plus an all-new track exclusively for this event. 

WHO: You, your friends, and The NPCs
WHAT: Permanent in-game battle concert
WHEN: Right now!
WHERE: AdventureQuest Worlds

Ticket price? Free. Travel time? None. Log in at www.AQ.com

Battle Concert Rare & Permanent Souvenirs

The event is free for everyone to play but if you want to get your gauntlets on the HOTTEST souvenir gear in the stadium, we've got you covered! Talk to Johnny Traxx for the Battle Concert Souvenir Shop, full of permanent items for AdventureCoins and gold. Event-rare items are available from your Featured Gear Shop in the Game Menu until August 25th. 

Rare items in the Featured Gear Shop 

  • DeathWave Necrostar: 1 armor, 2 helms, 2 capes, 2 weapons
  • NecroRocker gear: 2 color-custom armors, 2 guitars, 2 capes, 1 pet, 1 battlepet
  • Rhapsodic Bandmaster set: 1 armor, 2 helms, 2 capes, 3 weapons, 1 wall item
  • Empire Rocker set: 1 armor, 4 helms,  1 cape, 2 guitars, 9 weapons, 1 wall item
  • Neverborn weapons: 1 sword, 1 dagger

Permanent items in the Skull Dome Souvenir Shop

  • Symphonic Bandmaster set: 1 armor, 4 helms, 5 capes, 1 ground rune
  • Necro Energy weapons: 1 sword, 1 dagger
  • ShadowScythe Rocker set: 1 armor, 4 helms, 1 cape, 2 weapons

Battle to Unlock New Concert Reward Gear

Find Johnny Trax, the concert merch vendor, to see her merge shop full of all-new concert outfits and weapons in the Skull Dome Arena. Battle the hordes of undead fans for item drops and complete the story event to get access to her reward farming quest. Plus battle to earn new armors, helms, guitars, house items, and a new character page badge + house item!

Monster Drops:

  • NecroRocker set: 3 armors, 2 helms, 2 maces
  • Symphonic Bandmaster items: 6 helms, 2 capes, 2 weapons, 2 wall items
  • 6 music-themed floor items* 
  • 4 music-themed wall items

Skull Dome Merge Shop:

  • Diabolical Techwear set: 1 armor, 6 helms, 1 cape, 3 weapons
  • Symphonic Bandmaster items: 2 helms
  • Neo and Doom Metal Necro class armor sets

* Including the Despair and Beleend Dancer houseguests

Complete this weekend's in-game concert event in the Skull Dome Arena to unlock a new achievement badge on your character page and in your Book of Lore. The BoL badge opens a shop to get your own Battle Concert Arena logo house item.

Battle Concert Class

To help you rock out as you battle, we've got all-new concert-themed armor sets and accessories. After you complete the story event, talk to Artix. He's got a quest for merge shop resources that will let you craft the updated versions of our Battle Concert Class: Neo Metal Necro (level 20) and Doom Metal Necro (level 60). 

The Neo Metal Necro class is a version that’s easier to obtain and use, and ideal for lower-level heroes. The Doom Metal Necro is built for more experienced heroes, who like to keep their risk high and damage higher!

See a list of updates to the original Concert Classes in the Patch Notes here.

Note: The Neo and Doom Metal Necro classes have new art but the same skills as classes from past concert events (Heavy Metal, Dark Metal, and Nu Metal Necro classes)

Twilly's Treasure Chest Update

The third of our Symphonic Alignment ensembles is the Dissonant Bandmaster. Talk to Twilly in Battleon and complete his "Open Treasure Chests" quest for a chance to collect the the armor, 2 helms, 2 capes, 3 weapons, and house item.


Meet the NPCs

The NPCs are Battleon's very own homegrown dev band. The characters you know and /party with are slaying undead AND audiences across Lore. The original band members include:

  • Artix the Paladin on guitar
  • Zhoom the Ranger on drums
  • Warlic the Blue Mage on bass guitar
  • Alina the Sorceress on vocals
  • Ghost the Ghost on triangle

Joining them for their first-ever in-game event performance are:

  • Jongaar the Viking on rythym guitar
  • Broomtool the Mysterious on ketyboard

Watch them rock out on stage with the same songs you've been adventuring to in Adventure Quest Worlds, AdventureQuest 3D, and Dungeons & Doomknights. You can hear the tracks from their Critical Hits, Vol. 1 CD on spotify as well as in the Arcangrove zone inside AdventureQuest Worlds (/join gilead for a sample). 

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July 14, 2023

Sweet Heat Summer Collection Update

This Weekend: NEW NPC surfboards

The Summer 2023 Sweet Heat Collection chest just got a beachin' new update as we bring a fourth batch of super-heated gear for all you real-life rare hunters and holiday-loving heroes. Unlock over 140 rare summer items when you get the chest for 10,000 AdventureCoins or buy individual items from the shop in your game menu.

  • Get the full collection for 10,000 ACs (that's over 25,000 ACs worth of gear) or
  • Check the Sweet Heat Rares shop from Quibble Coinbiter to buy individual items from the collection

2023 Surfboards in Quibble's Shop + Collection Chest

Even Quibble Coinbiter likes to kick back and chill out in the summer time. And to get keep the pool /party rockin' he's brought super-hot gear from the past, present, and future for you to check out. This weekend, find the new 2023 exclusive NPC surfboards! 

  • Underworld Surfboard
  • Hollowborn Lae Surfboard
  • King Alteon Surfboard
  • Champion Drakath Surfboard
  • Fa Surfboard
  • ShadowFall Gravelyn Surfboard
  • Queen Victoria Surfboard
  • Emperor Sepulchure Surfboard
  • Paladinslayer Vordred Surfboard
  • Chaos Twins Surfboard
  • Creature 16 Surfboard
  • Creature 12 Surfboard
  • Creature 30 Surfboard
  • Creature 31 Surfboard
  • Creature 72 Surfboard
  • Surfboard of The Sun

The Pyroclastic, Glacial, & Hollowborn Swimwear sets include:

  • Swimwear armor
  • Summer Hair, Locks, Twin Tails, and Beard
  • Surfboard & Water / Hail Guns (single + dual-wield)

The Pyroclastic, Abyssal, & Hollowborn BeastMaster sets include: 

  • BeastMaster armors (backhand weapon changes at random)
  • BeastTamer armor
  • Bestial Horns + Helmet
  • Wrap, Battlewrap, and Rune capes
  • Ground Rune
  • Greatsword, Spear, and Great-Axe weapons
  • Beast's Rage Flame (single + dual-wield)

Previous updates to Quibble's Shop + Collection Chest featured:

  • Enchanted Tropical Swimwear (color custom to base, trim, and accessory)
  • 24 Tropical Vacationer helms
  • Tropical Dragonling pet
  • Boardwalk Rebel Moglin pet
  • Enchanted Tropical Sand Bucket (single + dual-wield)
  • Enchanted Tropical Beach Ball
  • Enchanted Beach Mischief Gear
  • Lavarock Destroyer armor
  • Horned Lavarock Fiend Hood + Horned Lavarock Helmet
  • Lavarock Destroyer's Bow
  • Lavarock Destroyer's Blade (single + dual-wield)
  • Obsidian Swirling Shadow ground rune
  • Floating Molten Lava Orb + Lavawave Wings capes
  • Chaotic Summer Leisure Wear armor
  • Chaotic Summer Tattoos armor
  • 4 Chaotic Summer helms
  • Chaotic Life Ring weapon (single + dual-wield)
  • Justified Summer Leisure Wear armor
  • Justified Summer Tattoos armor
  • 4 Justified Summer helms
  • Justified Life Ring weapon (single + dual-wield)
  • Sinister Summer Leisure Wear armor
  • Sinister Summer Tattoos armor
  • 4 Sinister Summer helms
  • Sinister Life Ring weapon (single + dual-wield)
  • 2 Summer Leisure Shades helms (color-customizable)
  • Prismatic Magus armor
  • 2 Prismatic Magus helms
  • Prismatic Rune ground item
  • Resplendent Prism cape
  • Refraction Wand
  • Glass Refraction Dagger (single + dual-wield)
  • Prism of Possibility (single + dual-wield)
  • Dark Prismatic Magus armor
  • 2 Dark Prismatic Magus helms
  • Dark Prismatic Rune ground item
  • Cold Visions Prism cape
  • Dark Refraction Wand
  • Dark Refraction Dagger (single + dual-wield)
  • Prism of Cold Illusion (single + dual-wield)
  • Sweet Chinchilla Pet
  • Seraphic Swimsuit armor
  • Seraphic Swimgear armor
  • 11 Seraphic Summer helms
  • Seraphic Flag, Umbrella, and Water Rifle capes
  • Summer Seraph ground rune
  • Seraphic Boom Box, Flag, Skateboard maces
  • Heat Resistant Parasol and Duffelbag maces
  • Seraphic Water Rifle (single + dual-wield)
  • Strawberry Twilly Badge pet (with quest for exclusive character page badge)*

Just want a couple of the items listed above? Apart from the exclusive quest pet, all of the gear contained inside the Beachin' Summer Collection shop will also be available to buy individually in the Beachin' Rares shop in your game menu.

* Quibble's shop has a version of this pet without the quest for the exclusive collection character page

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July 14, 2023

The Abyss of Eternity

Our main story continues... but can you trust your experiences of it?

This weekend, the greatest challenge you face is one you cannot touch or see... the threat to your sanity. Return to SeaBase Undine and battle through the Abyssal Zone in Voice in the Sea, Chapter 5. Fight to stay sane as the darkness grows deeper and waves of dread wash over you...  

In the previous Chapter of our Voice in the Sea Saga, you had to battle through the Midnight Zone of Seabase Undine.  Now, you need to descend even deeper. And to save the base, you'll need to ask yourself: when it comes to the nature of reality, humanity, and purpose of life itself... what do YOU believe? And are you sure you know WHY you believe it? 

This weekend, log in for:

  • Age of Ruin Saga: Voice in the Sea V 
  • FIN-tastic new rewards in the Abyssal Zone Merge Shop
  • Summer 2023 Limited Quantity Sets
  • New Zodiac Heroes set in Arcangrove: Karkinos Champion Clasher
  • NPC Surfboards in the Summer 2023 Collection Chest
  • 2023 Timelock Key Shop now available in HeroMart
  • Obsidian Paladin Chronomancer Class in the HeroPoints Merge shop
  • New weapons in Mi's Shinkansen Shop

This Weekend's Daily Login Gifts:

  • Server Boost: Double EXP
  • Saturday: Petrified Shark weapons from the Cyborg Shark in /summerbreak
  • Sunday: Sharkfin Surfboards weapons from the Kitefin Sharkbait in /abyssalzone

This Weekend's New Gear

This weekend, we've got a FIN-tastic bounty of new water and shark-themed gear for you. And (not so) coincidentally, today is also National Shark Day! Read on to see what you can unlock, and how, then head in-game and get your battle on!

Abyssal Zone Merge Shop

Collect Undine Base Scrip and Water Elf Pearls to create:

  • Enchanted Shark Diver Armor
  • Enchanted Shark Suit Armor
  • Enchanted Shark Hood 
  • Enchanted Shark Hooded Morph
  • Ashray Elf Warden Armor
  • Ashray Elf helms + horned helms
  • Coastal Corona cape
  • Golden Ashray Trident
  • Dancer's Sea Streams

Monster Drops

Kitefin Shark Bait

  • Bluefin Shark Diver Armor
  • Great White Shark Diver Armor
  • Shark Diver Hairs
  • Shark Diver Morph helms
  • Shark Diver Hooded Morph helms

Necro Adipocere

  • Toro Nigiri Floatie pet
  • Maguro Nigiri Floatie pet
  • Salmon Nigiri Floatie pet

Mi's Gift Guitars

In honor of International Non-Binary Day, the team added two versions of the Mi's guitar to their shop in the /Shinkansen map. Each is 0 ACs as a gift from Mi. They want to show their appreciation for your friendship.

New Zodiac Heroes set: Cancer Sign

Talk to Kylokos the Astromancer, in the Arcangrove Observatory tower. Complete her quest to collect Star Shards; in return, she'll gift you pieces of the set inspired by the Cancer (or Crab) constellation: the Karkinos Champion Clasher set!

  • Karkinos Champion Clasher armor
  • 8 helms
  • 1 cape
  • 1 ground rune
  • 2 gauntlets

Summer Heats Up: Get 50% ACs during our Summer Bonus

Whether you're a real-life digital rare collector or not, this is a great time to refill your AC stash — we've got a flood of gear, gifts, and events heading your way! Get 50% more AdventureCoins with any any AC or Membership pack while our holiday AC bonus is on.

If you're a real-life digital rare collector, then you're going to want to keep an eye on the Design Notes, because we've got a bounty of rare items heading your way this Summer!

  • New Summer, Magical, + Celestial-themed gear in the Featured Rare Shop 
  • 2023 Summer Collection Chest 
  • Summer Limited Quantity Sets

Get 60,000 ACs while our Summer Bonus is on!

During our Summer AC bonus, get 60,000 ACs for $99.95 (that's 20,000 ACs more than normal!) and unlock your choice of upgrade bonus pack, 15x Rep, Gold, Class Points, and XP server boosts, and the Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (IoDA). 

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July 13, 2023

Celestial Dungeon Updates

Thursday Evening Feedback & Balance News

Hello all! The team has been paying close attention to your feedback on Ultra bosses + dungeons.

Celestial Dungeon Update

We've made some adjustments to the Celestial Dungeon already, and have another planned for tomorrow night, if the feedback we've been seeing stays consistent (based on many requests, this will be an additional Misc item that sells for gold).

Party & Potion Bugs

We began work on the fix for the /party and potion bugs at the same time as work began on the dungeon a few weeks ago; the fixes were not ready in time, but we will continue tackling them. My apologies for the frustration they caused! The bugs will be smashed.

Ultra & Challenge Bosses

We hear both the shouts of victory and cries of frustrated determination... and we've got some updates on the release frequency and targeted player groups. But first... let's define what these bosses are meant to be. 

  • Ultra bosses are intended for high levels + parties.
  • Challenge bosses should be manageable by heroes level 40 - 60 with a party.
  • Both Ultra + Challenge bosses are meant to have special skills and animations, to require strategy and cooperation for victory, and to have rewards which are commensurate with the boss difficulty.

With so many Ultra bosses released at this time, the team is looking to shift focus for future additions to Challenge bosses (and will balance any reward boosts accordingly).

Heroes in a Party of One

The Ultra/Challenge boss battles (and their rewards) are intended for heroes battling together in a /party, but we know some of you prefer the #SoloAdventurerLife. For heroes who like to play on their own, going forward we will make sure to release unique rewards obtainable by quests or other methods.


Last week's Dungeon updates

A few changes have been made to certain /ascendeclipse monsters, primarily to the Ascended Midnight and Ascended Solstice bosses.

  • Adjusted the magic damage stat on the Fallen Star monster.

The Fallen Star's Solar Flare aura is intended to kill the player if a mechanic is failed, but it (still) wasn't doing so under certain circumstances.

  • Increased the base damage of the Ascended Solstice boss.
  • The Ascended Solstice now only uses its Daybreak skill at 80%, 50%, and 20% remaining HP. (previously, the skill was being used every 10% hp the boss lost).
  • Increased the base damage of the Ascended Midnight boss.
  • The Ascended Midnight boss now only uses its Nightfall skill at 80%, 50%, and 20% remaining HP. (previously, the skill was being used every 10% hp the boss lost).

The frequent activation of Nightfall and Daybreak auras proved to be quite frustrating, so the amount of times they activate throughout the fight have been reduced. The base damage of the two bosses has been increased to compensate for the change.

  • Added a new aura to the Ascended Solstice and Ascended Midnight. If one is killed, the surviving boss gains damage upon every auto attack.

The two bosses are intended to be killed at around the same time, but certain strategies involved quickly killing one boss, while enduring the surviving boss's debuff for a long period of time. 

Quest Updates

  • The amount of Sliver of Moonlight rewarded from the Night Falls (Bonus Daily) quest has been increased to x3.
  • The amount of Sliver of Sunlight rewarded from the Dawn Breaks (Bonus Daily) quest has been increased to x3.
  • The amount of Ecliptic Offering rewarded from the Frozen Cycle (Bonus Daily) quest has been increased to x3.

To see the full list of changes, check out this post.


Thank you for your feedback!

We read all of your feedback, and welcome both the positive input and any constructive criticism. Both kinds are very valuable and help the team adjust plans for future game updates.

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July 08, 2023

Tanabata, the Star Festival, Returns

Seasonal holiday events return + new upgrade bonus

You'll be seeing stars all weekend long! This weekend, head to Yokai Isle as we celebrate the legendary Star Festival (known in our world as Tanabata). Complete all of the Emissary's quests to make a wish of your own and change the night sky in /yokairiver! Along with our returning seasonal Star Festival events, the Frostval in July holiday is also back! If you're just joining us, you're in for a frosty treat in the middle of our summer heat!

This weekend's game releases:

  • NEW game update: Celestial Dungeon
  • Star Festival events return in /starfest and /yokairiver
  • NEW drops on the Fallen Star in /starfest and Uji no Hashihime in /yokairiver
  • Seasonal Frostval in July events return in /icestorm, /akibalight, and /brightlights 
  • July's Elemental Chronomancer available through July 31st (Design Notes)
  • New July 2023 upgrade bonus pack (Design Notes)

This Weekend's Daily Login Gifts:

  • Server Boost: Double Gold
  • Saturday: Festival Surprise Miko house item + Locks
  • Sunday: rare Cosmic reward item

Celebrate the Star Festival

For last year's celebration, we created an adventure featuring the Celestial Emissary, a living Daruma that traveled around our world to help the gods of Yokai Isle grant wishes. Help it and you'll be able to make a wish of your very own... that will change the shape of the very stars themselves!

Visit the Star Festival to:

  • Decorate Akiba for the Star Festival
  • Battle across Lore as you hunt for her wishes
  • Unlock the Moon Bow Ninja reward armor set after completing the story
  • Get the exclusive level 80 boss drop armor set
  • Return to the event at any time with the hanging Star Festival Decoration house item

Stellar Rewards 

We've got a host of new 0 AC reward items for you this weekend to help you look like star while you battle to save the world... and beyond!

Shorinzan Merge Shop

Complete the Celestial Emissary's quests in /starfest to gather the merge shop resources for the Starry Samurai set + a selection of celestial weapons from AQW community artist, Mihuri!

  • Starry Samurai armor
  • Starry Samurai helm, capes, weapons
  • Aurelian Sword, Dagger, Staff

Reward Drops

Battle Ultra Uji No Hashihime in the Yokairiver map for a chance to get 4 new 0 AC house items.

  • Wish for Love Constellation Wall item
  • Wish for Peace Constellation Wall item
  • Wish for Gold Constellation Wall item
  • Wish for Happiness Constellation Wall item

Star Festival Gift quest. Bring Empress Miko Fallen Stars and there's a chance she'll give you one of the following:

  • a piece of the Moon Bow Ninja armor set
  • Tanabata Polearm
  • Paper Crane mace
  • Soben Bowl + Sticks daggers (member-only)
  • Storm Kimono (member-only)

Star Festival Character Page Background

If you are a member in AQWorlds, we've got some exclusive holiday event bonuses for you! 

  • Star Festival Character page background: Unlock the holiday character page background in the first room in /Yokai River.
  • Tanabata Fest Decoration Shortcut: Buy the house item from the Akiba House shop for 7,777 gold. When you click on this item, you'll be taken straight to a permanent version of Akiba, where you can continue to farm for the 0 AC Moon Bow Ninja armor set!

Updates Shifted to Next Week

While you've been summoned by the Priestess of the Midnight Sun, I've been called to attend a family gathering and am currently out of town. Because of that (happy birthday if you're reading this, Mom!) several things we planned to release this weekend were pushed back to next week. 

  • July hub town, ncluding Bido's NPC + birthday shop/quests
  • the next set in our Zodiac Heroes series honoring everyone born under the sign of Cancer
  • the second round of surfboards in the collection chest, featuring iconic NPCs + zones

Next week's planned updates include:

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July 07, 2023

New: Ascension of the Eclipse

Complete the Celestial Dungeon Battle to unlock bright rewards

You are summoned by the Priestess of the Midnight Sun and her Knight of the Solstice Moon. Log in now to accept their challenge: ascend the Temple and survive the rigors of the Shrine. Reach the Ascension of the Eclipse and the celestial rewards will be yours! 

Begin the adventure when you /join TempleShrine.

  • To your left is the Temple of the Solstice Moon.
  • To your right is the Shrine of the Midnight Sun.
  • Conquer them both to unlock the Ascension of the Eclipse challenge.

Dungeon Details:

  • You can (and should!) bring a party with you
  • Defeat all monsters to progress
  • You can rejoin your party by talking to the statues
  • Complete the dungeon to earn the different reward tiers
NOTE: the Temple and Shrine dungeons are suitable for most heroes.
The Ascenscion of the Eclipse Challenge requires Level 80+ and is an "Ultra Boss" level of difficulty.

 

Celestial Temple Forge Merge Shop

Rite of Ascension Item Requires level 80
Keep this item in your inventory in order to access the Ascend Eclipse Challenge Dungeon.

Tier 1 Rewards

  • Solarbrand 
  • Lunarbrand
  • Umbrabrand

Tier 2 Rewards

  • Blade of the Burning Sun
  • Blade of the Glowing Moon
  • Blade of the Bound Eclipse

Tier 3 Rewards

  • Greatblade of the Midnight Sun
  • Greatblade of the Solstice Moon
  • Greatblade of the Entwined Eclipse

To craft Himiko's Sun Blades: Use 5 Slivers of Sunlight from the Dawn Breaks (Daily Bonus) quest.
To craft Arche's Moon Blades: Use 5 Slivers of Moonlight from the Night Falls (Daily Bonus) quest.
To craft the Entwined Eclipse's Umbra Blades: Use 5 Ecliptic Offerings from the Frozen Cycle (Daily Bonus) quest.

For more help navigating this new style of dungeon, check out our Dungeons FAQ here: https://www.aq.com/lore/guides/Dungeons

Saturday Afternoon Feedback/Balance Update

Thank you to everyone who's sent feedback on the Celestial Dungeon challenge! We're keeping an eye on comments. Monster balance may be adjusted in the near future based on what we see. We'll continue gathering more input from all platforms first before making any final calls.

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July 07, 2023

July 2023 Upgrade Bonus Gear

Upgrade to unlock our trio of exclusive Starborn armor sets

Our July 2023 upgrade bonus gear arrives Friday, July 7th. Get our newest upgrade bonus rewards when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership pack of $10 USD or more and unlock all of the set items plus a 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 new upgrade bonus set to unlock all the gear from the set's badge shop in your Book of Lore. The set includes:

Sunborn Guardian set 

  • Sunborn Guardian
  • Rays of the Sunborn Helmet
  • Golden Corona Helmet
  • Molten Horns of the Sunborn
  • Heart of the Sunborn cape
  • Runes of the Solar Warden
  • Wings of Sunlight
  • Sunborn Guardian's Companion
  • Molten Morningstar (single + dual-wield)
  • Golden Scythe of the Sunborn (single + dual-wield)
  • Sunborn Guardian's Battlegear

Umbraborn Guardian set (with color-customizable glow)

  • Umbraborn Guardian
  • Dark Rays of the Eclipse Helmet
  • Shadowed Corona Helmet
  • Dark Horns of the Umbraborn
  • Heart of the Umbra
  • Runes of the Umbral Warden
  • Eclipsed Wings of Light
  • Umbraborn Guardian's Companion
  • Shadowed Sun Morningstar (single + dual-wield)
  • Shadowed Sun Scythe (single + dual-wield)
  • Shadowed Sun Battlegear

Moonborn Guardian set

  • Moonborn Guardian
  • Eclipsed Rays of the Moon
  • Lunar Corona in Shadow
  • Eclipsed Horns of the Moon
  • Moon in Shadow
  • Runes of the Lunar Eclipse
  • Eclipsed Wings of the Moon
  • Moonborn Guardian's Companion
  • Morningstar in Shadow (single + dual-wield)
  • Silver Scythe in Shadow (single + dual-wield)
  • Moonborn Guardian's Battlegear
  • and a character page badge

Once you've chosen the new pack on the Account Manager page, log in and open your Book of Lore. You'll find the badge shop in the Other Achievements tab.

12000 AC or 12 month membership package rewards:

  • ALL the new upgrade bonus pack 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 new upgrade bonus pack gear
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts
  • and a character page badge
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July 04, 2023

Happy Freedom Day

Let Freedom Ring!

Happy Freedom Day to our American heroes (and to the rest of the world, Happy Regular Tuesday)! Have a safeand fun day with family & friends. Our celebration begins with fireworks in Battleon + the return of our holiday event items in your Featured Gear Shop.

Featured Gear Shop Items:

  • Enchanted Striped Top Hat (male + female)
  • Enchanted Striped Top Hat
  • TopHat of Liberty
  • Bag Face of Justice
  • Sparkler Overload
  • Sword & Lance of the Patriots
  • Sparkler
  • Mini Cannon & Bald Eagle pets
  • Rocket on a Stick
  • Liberty Helm
  • Red, White, and Blue Flag Cloaks
  • Red, White, and Blue Liberty Blades
  • Explosive Rocket Backpack
  • Sparkler Overload

July 4th || Hunt #16: Celebratory Hunt

This week's Treasure Hunt is the EASIEST ONE EVER! To make sure you have time to /party with family and friends, we've gone ahead and made the clue very easy. You can see it in the image below. Happy hunting! Your new 0 AC item rewards will be available through July 31st.

NEW: Celebratory Hunt Rewards

  • ​Featured Gear Shop: 0 AC Fireworks Party Twilly pet
  • Featured House Shop: 0 AC Twilly's Party Works
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July 01, 2023

The FlameMasters Return

Seasonal Set available from July 1st - 31st

With Summer's heat blazing, the smartest heroes channel those flames into weapons! Our July Seasonal Set is the Ancient + Underworld FlameMaster sets. Unlock the full set and character page badge when you buy the full pack, or talk to Garek in Battleon to get individual set pieces.

Unlock the entire set: Buy pack on the website for $9.99 USD* then find all your gear in your Book of Lore badge shop.

Buy individual set items: Talk to Garek to get items from his shop in Battleon for AdventureCoins.

The Flameborn Summoners gear includes:

  • Ancient FlameMaster armor
  • Underworld FlameMaster armor
  • 4 helms
  • 4 capes
  • 2 weapons
  • 2 pets

* Unlocks an exclusive character page badge 

Seasonal Set Schedule

Each month, we'll feature a new set, available only during that month every year. 

January:      ArchFiend OverLord set
February:      Obsidian Samurai set
March:      Legion Warseeker set
April:      Bio-War Cultist set
May:      Lightning Lich Lord set
June:      ShadowZard Mount + Rider set
July:      Flameborn Summoner set
August:      Urban Assassins set
September:      Celestial Naval Commander set
October:      ChronoStriker set
November:      Harvest Hunters set
December:      Northern Wanderer set

The Flameborn Summoner pack was forged in the heat of creativity by Darkon, with inspiration and input from LHG, Photoshop artist extraordinaire.

Now Available: July's Elemental Chronomancer of Fire 

Summer is heating up, and that means... it's time to get ELEMENTAL with the Chronomancer of Fire! Find our newest addition to the seasonal Elemental Chronomancer series in your Featured Gear Shop until July 31st.

The Elemental Chronomancer of Fire set contains:

  • 1 Armor
  • 2 Helms**
  • 1 Rune back cape
  • 1 Ground rune
  • 1 Polearm

The Rune back cape each month will be available for free players so you can collect them all! 

Seasonal Set Schedule

Each month, we'll feature a new set, available only during that month every year. 

January: Chronomancer of Lore
February: Chronomancer of Love
March: Chronomancer of Darkness
April: Chronomancer of Energy
May: Chronomancer of Nature
June: Chronomancer of Light
July: Chronomancer of Fire
August: Chronomancer of Wind
September: Chronomancer of Water
October: Chronomancer of Chaos***
November: Chronomancer of the Void***
December: Chronomancer of Ice***

* Have you noticed the Elemental Lords growing more involved in our world... and with your Hero? O_O
**You can click to show/hide the goggles and mask on each helm in the Darkness set.

*** And as an added bonus during the holidays... the Elemental Chronomancer of Dessert will also arrive. Because Twig's Plane of Breakfast is riddled with boulders of ice cream and rivers of hot fudge... just to help you stay in the /party mood.

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