Design Notes

April 28, 2014

Friday: Limited Quantity Sets

Rare Collectors... Start Your Engine!

If you're a fan of EpicDuel, then you already know what about Limited Quantity Shops. Some people love them, some people (the ones who forget to set their alarms) hate them, but they give those who like collecting rare gear a chance to grab (and display) a shining trophy that only a select few will possess!

The Glacier Lord is a pretty cool guy.

How Do Limited Quantity Sets Work?

Limited Quantity Sets will work VERY differently from the way Limited Quantity Shops did in the past, though the core idea - a limited quantity of gear - will remain the same.

  1. Log into a special LQS webpage on (not into the game!) 
  2. Purchase the set using either ACs or gold
  3. Log into AQW and find your set badge in the Book of Lore (no character page badge attached.)

Test page: actual prices/quantities not shown.

Amounts will restock throughout the weekend (look for a schedule tomorrow or Wednesday) so that everyone gets a fair chance at the gear. (That means we will only release a fraction of the total amount at first.)*  The numbers in the picture above are NOT final.

* Example: if we have 20000 free player gold sets, 5000 would release Friday morning, 5000 Friday night, 5000 Saturday morning, and 5000 Saturday night.

Will the Sets Be Legend, Free Player, or AC?

We will have:

  • Glacier Lord armor set for ACs from Dage
  • Lava Lord armor set for ACs from Dage 
  • 1 Legend-only set with Battlepet for gold from Tyronius
  • 1 free-player gold pet and weapons  from Memet

You can buy the Legend-only and free-player gear with gold on the webpage, but inside the shop it will be 0 AC for free storage!

Will There Be Enough Items For Everyone?

No, but with the multiple restocks, your chances of getting an item are now much better! The number of items will vary depending on the item (the lowest quantity items being the most rare)

We are looking into some of our other Limited Time Items, AC items and Seasonal Rares, seeing how many were purchased, balancing that against server traffic at the time and coming up with what we believe to be a reasonable quantity for the LQS items in most cases.

Will Quantities Update Automatically?

No, but if you purchase an item from the shop or revisit the page, you will see the updated amounts. If you see only a few left, click quickly... the LQS might already be sold out!

You see the updated amount after you purchase.

When Will The First LQS Be Launched?

This Friday at 6:30 PM Server Time (Eastern Standard Time or GMT  -5) Khuddar Khamundi, the Black Market Vendor, will return to Battleon with a link to the webpage. The URL will also be posted in the Design Notes, on the homepage, and on the upgrade page. This week's Etherstorm release might arrive before or after that.

I Thought LQS's Were Never Returning?

First off, thank you for staying with us since we made that announcement in 2012! We did not think they ever would, either**. But as we made server improvements and brainstormed ways to solve the biggest issues you guys had with the idea, we wanted to try again... with a twist. 

Though there will always be a debate between rare lovers/haters (because that is a matter of personal preference), we've taken great pains to address the rest of your concerns:

  • No logging into the game, so no login lag jams 
  • You're buying sets, not individual items, so people can't buy/sell items over and over to keep others from getting them
  • The quantites will restock multiple times, so no "timezone favoritism"

A lot of you guys REALLY want limited quantity gear to return (about 70% based on the poll we did), but I did not want to do that if we didn't have solutions for the main issues from the past. So we have tried to solve them as best we could. (All credit for the new coding goes to Captain Rhubarb!)

** The leftover gear from previous Limited Quantity Shops will not return. New system, new gear.

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