Design Notes

April 01, 2020

Introducing the Ubear X-Press

Log in for a Sneak Peek of Cysero's New Travel Opportunity

Coming to a fantasy RPG near you this Friday... the Ubear X-PRESS! Ride free any time. Pickup service 24/7. 100% organic interior. Log in now and talk to Cysero for more information and the Bear Necessities event RARE gear shop. #PlayApartTogether

Bear Necessities Event RARE Shop

I have a HAUNCH you're going to love this... or want to drive a STEAK through Cysero's heart when you see the punny, parody items in this week's new rare gear shop. Log in and find...

  • Rare Warrior armor set (literally)*
  • Bark Caster armor set (Puns are the ROOT of all Evil, not souls.)
  • HexoSuit O NO U- armor set (based on the Exosuit Binsoku set)
  • Emo Shocker armor set (So good it hertz.)
  • with more gear added this Friday!
* You will be able to merge the parts of the Rare Warrior set into the 0 AC Medium Rare Warrior set this Friday.
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March 28, 2020

Extended Spring Break Gifts + Surprises

Log in each day for a new reward, boost, or other gift in AQWorlds

We know a lot of you have had unexpected schedule changes recently. To help keep your spirits high and vacation time fun, we're making sure that when you log into AdventureQuest Worlds, you have even more to do. More rewards to hunt for, quests to complete, and battles to win. For the next several weeks, log in each day for a new item, boost, buff, or surprise. 

Spring Break Surprise item drops will all be available through the middle of April. Surprise server boosts and drop rate/quantity boosts will only be available for a limited time. Keep checking this Design Notes posts to see that day's featured gift... and get a hint for what comes next!

Extended Spring Break Gift List

Today: Battle Noxus in /shadowfallwar for a chance to get the 0 AC rare scythe
Tomorrow: Get DOUBLE XP on all servers until Friday
Still Available: 
DOUBLE Class Points server boost + Legion Token Boost + all of the item reward drops
Coming soon:
return tomorrow for more hints about future surprises

Already Released + Still Available

All our Spring Break Surprise item drops will be available until Friday, April 17th. Log in now and battle for a chance to get...



Not Currently Active (Want Them to Return?)

The 72 period for these Extended Spring Break Daily Gifts has ended... but we can always bring them back! Send Alina a message on Twitter and include the hashtag: #AQWSpringBreakGifts and there's a chance the gift/boost could return soon.

We more than doubled the drop rate on this ultra-low drop resource. This was a generous boost to help everyone actively farming. It was not so high that it will invalidate all of the hard work of the players who fought to create it already.

Double+ Drop Rate for Spirit Orbs from the Essential Essences and Bust Some Dust quests. (Drop rates increased from 5/10/15/20 up to 20/25/30/40!)



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March 31, 2020

Screenshot Contest Winners

Month of Evil Screenshot Contest Winners

Earlier this month, we put out a call for new screenshots featuring Dage the Evil, the birthday Collection Chest, our Friday the 13th event, or the Dark Carnival. As usual, we had an incredibly hard ime picking winners; your submissions were too good! Thanks to everyone who entered! Winners have already received their prizes.

1,000 AC Grand Prize Winner: @OVA_EZ (IGN: Ultimate Despair )

500 AC Winners

1. @jangjang1106 Ign:Reichel
2. @therealsamuel21 IGN: Khawneiluai
3. @FighterX272 IGN: Fighter
4. @_SageJr ign: Sage Jr
5. @MarcheAQW ign: Marche
6. @Pr1deCS Ign: Pr1de AE
7. @Datenshi6699 IGN : Lucifer
8. @BuckministerAE IGN: death_now
9. @TomCastro97 IGN: Fogo
10. @mrdenzoy IGN: denziedlufy

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March 30, 2020

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:

  • Hydra Fangs count re-added to /hydra map.

Art Fixes:

  • Hazmat Suit rebuilt to have all parts and all parts in the right places.
  • Enchanted Void Awakening & Enchanted Void Awakening Horns CC issues resolved.
  • Prime Corrupted Paragon Plate (male) shoulder horns fixed.
  • Dark Ringmaster Cape skull glow fixed.

Leaving Soon:
Drop

  • Diabolical Summoning Staff
  • Rotted Lich Helm
  • Rotted Lich Locks
  • Fishhook Cape
  • Gift of the Void Blade
  • Dark High Halo
  • Mirror Dark High Halo


Quest

  • Dark Love Staff
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March 27, 2020

Shadows Of War: Evil Alliance Part 1

Quest to Defend Dage's Underworld from Malgor

After the ShadowLord Malgor’s plot to control the ley lines failed, he retreated. Or so we thought, until Dage the Evil received a message... and an offer of alliance. But Dage was not deceived by Malgor's empty promises, and now he needs your help to defend his realm. Because if Dage won't willingly add his Underworld minions to the ShadowFlame army, then Malgor intends to TAKE them.

This weekend:

  • /join darkally
  • Quest to battle Malgor's Shadow minions
  • Empower the members of Dage's Underworld
  • Forge new souls and punish defectors

Plus find...

  • Draconic Paragon and Prime gear set
  • Corrupted Draconic Paragon and Prime gear set
  • and the new SwordMaster class variants of the BladeMaster class series!

Alliance of Evil Gear

We've got four new armor sets for you to collect!

Draconic Paragon Plate: Undead Legion exclusive armor set! Create the pieces of this set using Undead Legion Tokens and Paragon Medals (available from Dage the Evil's Undead Legion Merge Shop

Prime Paragon Plate: Available from Dage the Evil's Birthday Shop (returning each year) and from the 2020 Birthday Collection Chest (only available in this year's chest)

Corrupt Draconic Paragon Plate: 
Complete this weekend's update in /darkally to unlock the story boss and farm for the Corrupt Draconic Paragon armor set!

Prime Corrupted Paragon Plate:
Limited Time only! Available from the Featured Gear Shop and from the 2020 Birthday Collection Chest 

The Story So Far...

The Queen of Monsters is dead, but Evil lives on... and the shadows she cast over our world continue to spread. A new overlord controls her castle, and if you aren't fighting FOR Malgor, the leader of the ShadowFlame Army, he wants to make sure you'll never fight again. His army has invaded our world, his minions seek to turn you over to him, and if you're going to stop him, you'll need two things, FAST: allies + power. 

After all of the chaos the Queen of Monsters wreaked, it is clear that you cannot sit back and deal with smaller threats to the world. That means we need to start gathering two things NOW: allies and power.

You have already added several new allies to your party:

  • Varga, the Goddess of War
  • Teja, the Pirate Queen of the Southern Seas
  • Jinx, the dimension-hopping Kittarian Cat Burglar
  • Mahou, the Spirit Mage
And you've reawakened a small part of your power again.  But you will need to hone it further before you will be able to reach all of the people we need. 

Dage's Birthday Class Update, Part 1

The Undead Legion is made up of Lore's finest undead (and not-undead-yet) warriors. That is why we're bringing back some of your favorite Underworld class skills paired with new art!

Starting tonight, find the BladeMaster Class, BladeMaster Assassin Class, and Legion BladeMaster Assassin Class skills return as the SwordMaster Class series!

SwordMaster Class uses rebalanced and buffed BladeMaster Class skills.
SwordMaster Assassin Class uses rebalanced and buffed BladeMaster Assassin Class skills
Legion SwordMaster Assassin Class uses Legion BladeMaster Assassin Class skills

How to Unlock the new classes:

SwordMaster Class permanently available for AdventureCoins in the Class Shop or Undead Legion Shop, or for Legion Tokens in the Legion Merge Shop
SwordMaster Assassin Class seasonally available in Dage's Dark Birthday Shop
Legion SwordMaster Assassin seasonally available in Dage's Dark Birthday Token Merge Shop

If you have any of the original BladeMaster classes, you can unlock their SwordMaster variants for free from the Curio shop in Battleontown.

The Tier 2 Class intended to release for Dage's Birthday, the Yami no Ronin Class, will arrive next month. This Tier 2 class will only be available via farming. Keep an eye out for more details about how to obtain it soon.

Follow the AdventureQuest Worlds class team on Twitter for more updates, previews, and details about new class changes, buffs, and releases!

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March 27, 2020

April 2020 Event Calendar

Month of WAR!

"Shadows run when a good Hero goes to war." If March was the month of Evil, April is the month of... WAR! A new alliance to PREVENT war, that is. But will the evil factions of Lore side WITH Malgor the ShadowLord, or against him? Log in during April as we continue the three part "Shadows of War: Alliances of Evil" storyline! 

April 1 April Seasonal Set Returns: Bio-War Cultist

April 3 Going Green: A New Gig for a Mad Weaponsmith

April 10 Shadows of War: Evil Alliance, Part 2

April 17  Grenwog and Earth Day return

April 24 Shadows of War: Evil Alliance, Part 3

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