Design Notes

May 14, 2018

Fire & Ice Limited Quantity Sets

Spirits of Ice and Fire Armor Sets go on sale this Friday!

The Great Fire War is HOT HOT HOT! After blasting through ONE MILLION waves of Akriloth's Fire Dragon Army, it's time to cool off with an all-new series of Limited Quantity sets. Starting this Friday, May 18th, at 6 PM EST, find the AdventureCoin versions of Crulon's Spirits of Ice and Fire armor sets on our Limited Quantity Sets page  Each package also comes with a unique badge in your Book of Lore and on your character page! 

The limited quantity Spirits of Ice and Fire armor sets can be purchased directly from the  site starting this Friday at 6 PM EST. Advance Chance Tickets for the free-player and member-gold sets are on sale in-game NOW from Khuddar Khamundi.


Heart of Flame Set

Price: 1,500 AdventureCoins
Quantity: 2,000

  • Heart of Flame armor set
  • Fiery Helm and Cape 
  • Fiery Blade, Staff, and Daggers
  • Character page badge

Spirit of Ice Set

Price: 1,500 AdventureCoins
Quantity: 2,000

  • Spirit of Ice armor set
  • Frozen Helm and Cape 
  • Frozen Blade, Staff, and Daggers
  • Character page badge

Also returning in this weekend's LQS series are the:

  • Complete Cryptkeeper Set (only 383 left)
  • Shen Long Guardian set (1,063 left)
  • Ice Realm Portal House (1,355 left)
  • SnowMoglin House (only 549 left)

NEW: Advance Tickets for Gold LQS Sets

We always strive to respond to your feedback in the best way possible. During the last few LQS releases, we heard from many of you that - for a number of reasons - you could either not buy the set you wanted or could not access the page to get the gear. We're aiming to keep things fair and enjoyable for you with a new set-up we're trying with the free-player and member-gold LQS sets!

Starting today, May 14th, talk to Khuddar Khamundi in Battleon to get your LQS Set tickets. Each of the following LQS packages will have a specific ticket.

  1. Talk to Khuddar Khamundi in Battleon to buy Advance Chance tickets until 5 PM EST
  2. You can buy one of each ticket: LQS Weapon Set Ticket, LQS Member Fire Ticket, and LQS Member Ice Ticket.
  3. Buying a Ticket gives you a chance to win of of the limited quantity sets.
  4. Winners will be chosen at 5:30 PM EST and will automatically receive their Book of Lore badge + gear.

LQS Weapon Ticket: Chance to get the Fire & Ice Weapon set.
15,000 gold. 10,000 winners.

LQS Member Ice Ticket: Chance to get the Spirit of Ice Armor set
25,000 gold, available for current and previous members. 7,500 winners.

LQS Member Fire Ticket: Chance to get the Heart of Flame Armor set 
25,000 gold, available for current and previous members. 7,500 winners.

Ticket Details

  • Tickets will be available until 5 PM EST on Friday, May 18th
  • Tickets cannot be sold
  • Each ticket gives you a chance to get the LQS package associated with it. 
  • If your ticket is selected, it will be removed and you will see the LQS badge in your Book of Lore.

Winners will be randomly chosen from accounts that have a ticket on Friday, May 18th, at 5:30 PM.  (Please note: the member badge shop is available to current and previous members. Gear inside will be 0 AC.)

If you do not win one of the LQS badges, 3 60-minute Reputation boosts will be added straight into your inventory.

Like this idea? Let us know what you think! We will continue to try new ways to bring you the gear you want to see, based on your feedback.

Tags: Alina,
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May 12, 2018

Fire War Reward Challenge +Boosts

Reward Challenge VICTORY!

Fire War Reward Challenge! Raise the War Meter to 75% by Monday to unlock the 0 AC event-rare Royal Guardian's Blade at

UPDATE: You won the Great Fire War Challenge in just TEN HOURS! For that remarkable display of teamwork, we added a surprise bonus blade. Find the 0 AC, event rare Royal Guardian Blade and the surprise, bonus Frozen Guardian Blade in the War Chest shop now!


Fire War Weekend Server Boosts

The Fire War is heating up! Log in through Monday, May 14th and get 25% more XP on all servers! Members can get 50% more XP and Class Points on Sir Ver!

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May 10, 2018

Happening Now: The Great Fire War

Battle through the Iconic Adventure in AQWorlds

 Log in this weekend to fight against 1,000,000 waves of Fire Dragons alongside Galanoth the DragonSlayer. Team up with him and your fellow heroes to save the town of Ashenvale from Akriloth's army! 

The Great Fire War is one of the most iconic battles and events in the Lorian Universe, appearing in the original AdventureQuest and DragonFable. The AQWorlds team merged both stories into a new, three-week event, and it all begins this week! 

Hero vs Fire Dragons: This Means WAR!

You face a 1,000,000 wave army of fire dragons... to save Ashenvale, you'll need to raise the war meter to 100%! If you're only just joining us, here's how you fight in a war alongside your fellow heroes:

  1. Log in and click the button on your game menu to go straight to the event in /firewar
  2. Talk to Galanoth to accept the war quests
  3. Slay 5 fire dragons to complete your quest
  4. Click on the war meter to turn your quest in and raise the war meter

Each time you complete a quest, you have a chance to get one of the pieces of the DragonSlayer Recruit armor set!

Ignited Flame Guardian + Flame Guardian sets

War Meter Rewards

  • 25%: unlock new quests for more DS Recruit gear + new map frames
  • 50%: a new cutscene + War Chest with the Flame Guardian set
  • 75%: War Miniboss + new map section + new cutscene after beating the miniboss
  • 100% Boss fight + Ignited Flame Guardian war merge shop + new cutscene + farming quest
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May 10, 2018

Limited Time Gear: ColdSteel Guardian Set

The best way to fight fire... is with COLD STEEL!

Real heroes know when you're up against a fire dragon, you don't "fight fire with fire" ... your best weapon is a sharp, cold steel blade. This weekend, find the ColdSteel Guardian armor set in your game menu’s Featured Gear Shop, available until Monday, June 4th!

New additions to the Featured Gear Shop this Friday are:

  • ColdSteel Guardian Armor
  • ColdSteel Helms and Faceplate
  • ColdSteel Claymore, Lance, and Weapon+Shield combos
  • ColdSteel Wrap and Rune capes 

New Bank Pet: DragonSlayer Twilly's Baby Dragon

Everyone is teaming up to battle Akriloth's Fire Dragon Army... even Twilly! But DragonSlayer Twilly couldn't slay this li'l guy, so he's strapped a bag on his back and uses him to haul away your loot from the battlefield. This Friday, find the DragonSlayer Twilly's Baby Dragon Bank Pet in your Featured Gear Shop for 2,000 AdventureCoins, available until Monday, June 4th.  

The DragonSlayer Twilly Bank Pet (with no baby dragon included) will be permanently available in the Great Fire War merge shop for 2,000 AdventureCoins.

Tags: Alina,
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May 18, 2018

This Weekend: Quest for the Frozen Claymore

To Defeat a Great Fire Dragon, you need a Legendary Ice Weapon

The Great Fire Dragon Akriloth leads the army blazing a path of destruction across Lore. Only one weapon holds the power to extinguish his flames once and for all: the Frozen Claymore! On May 18th, join Galanoth and Demento, the DragonSlayer brothers, in a quest to recover this legendary ice weapon. 

  • Battle deadly ice monsters as you climb Cryonos' Peak
  • Hunt for enchanted runes to unseal the cave where the blade is hidden
  • Defeat Izotz, an ancient guardian created by the Avatar of Ice himself
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May 04, 2018

2018 Surfboard Design Contest

Ready to paddle out and make some radical art?

Summer is coming, and that means two things - one, SURF'S UP! And two, Surfboard weapons return to Artix Entertainment's games! This year, we're holding an all-game surfboard design. We'll take your ideas and turn them into works of KILLER (wave) art, dude! So hang onto your helms as you hang ten, and read on for the contest guidelines!

All our regularly-updated games are participating in the contest. That means your entry has a chance to appear in AQWorlds, AQ3D, AdventureQuest, or DragonFable.

Each of the game teams will choose their own Grand Prize Winners. Those Grand Prize winners will be created and added into the respective games over the next few months.

Prize Details

  1. Grand Prize winner(s) will be chosen by the game teams. GP Winners will get their design in game and 2000 Artix Points!

  2. Winners Circle entries will get 1000 Artix Points!

  3. If you go Above and Beyond, we shall award you accordingly ;)

Contest Timeframe

The contest will range from today, May 4th until 10 AM EST on Friday, May 11th. The winners will be announced the following week on the AE Contests Twitter account.

Contest Rules

The rules and guidelines are pretty radical, but MUST be followed accordingly for your edible entry to be eligible. I repeat, in boldface and in red font, ‘cuz a lot of people miss this: YOU must follow EACH rule if you want your entry to be considered eligible.   

The easiest way to make sure your hard work gets judged: Read all of the rules before submitting your entry! 

  • Your entry must be made by you.
    Do not copy someone else’s hard work. That my friend is called cheating, and you will be disqualified for it.
  • Include your game character name on the piece of artwork itself.
    This way we really know it’s made by you! And NO, photoshopping your name onto your picture DOES NOT COUNT, and you will be disqualified if you do. 
  • If you want your entry to be considered for a specific game, write that game's URL on the image below your game name.
    If you do not include a specific game, your entry will be considered for all games.
  • Your entry MUST be created in some sort of Artix Entertainment theme. 
    Create anything you want from AQW, EpicDuel, BladeHaven, DragonFable, MechQuest, AdventureQuest, and WarpForce!  If we cannot tell what it is from our games, you will not be qualified. 
  • The screenshot of your entry should be of the Highest Quality, and as large as possible. 
    The more clear the picture, the better it will look, upping your chance at the Grand Prize! 
  • Be posted to the AE_Contests Twitter account
    Uploading your photo to your Facebook and sending us a link does not allow us to see the photos. Also, if you upload your photo to your LOCKED image-sharing account, we cannot see it either. So make sure you send the image itself to the Twitter account linked above.
  • One entry per person
    One entry = one surfboard design... so make sure you are happy with your submission!

Design Templates

Follow these links for surfboards template used in AdventureQuest Worlds and AdventureQuest. You do not need to use them, but you may find them helpful.

Using Pre-Made/Existing Game Art

We received a question from fellow AQW Hero, Catpyre. They ask: "would using pre made AQW art count as cheating?"

Answer: Pre-made as in... existing in-game art? No, that would not count as cheating. If you want to pose, say, Gravelyn and Drakath walking along Coral Beach at sunset, and you use their NPC art, that's fine. Or if you have a favorite cutscene moment and want to see that on a surfboard, you can fit that into the template to see if it fits.

It is a design contest, not necessarily an *art* contest.

Good Luck!

On behalf of the entire AE team, we are really looking forward to seeing your creativity!

Tags: Alina,
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May 04, 2018

Become an ArchFiend DragonKnight

Upgrade with Select Membership or AdventureCoin Packages!

The deadliest dragons are drawn to Evil… and to Nulgath the ArchFiend. Will you choose to join them? Starting Friday, May 4th, at 6 PM EST, unlock the ArchFiend DragonKnight set when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more. Get the ArchFiend DragonKnight gear and the exclusive ArchFiend DragonLord set with a 12 month membership or 12000 AC package.

12000 AC or 12 month membership packages: ArchFiend DragonLord Tier (All 27 items!)

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

  • 4 Armors: ArchFiend DragonLord and DragonKnight + Shield Armor variants
  • 6 helms, 4 capes, 7 weapons, 4 pets + 2 Battle Pets
  • The Fiend Dragon's Companion Pet + Eye of Astaroth Blade pets come with quests for the pets and Astaroth gear 
  • 7 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory

2000 and 5000 AC or 3 and 6 month membership package: ArchFiend DragonKnight Tier

  • ArchFiend DragonKnight + Shield Armor variant
  • 3 helms, 3 capes, 3 weapons, 1 Pet
  • The Eye of Astaroth Blade pet comes with a quest for the Astaroth gear 
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory

All packages will also come with the ArchFiend DragonKnight character page badge, so you can show all your friends who Nulgath's supreme Dragon Commander really is! The ArchFiend DragonKnight bonus gear goes rare June 1st, 2018!

Upgrade Bonus Prizes

We always like to give you more than you expect! Each month, when you purchase any upgrade package (either AdventureCoins or membership) you'll have a chance to win one of the bonus prizes listed below!

Each month, we will choose FIVE winners from among the list of people who upgraded the previous month. Winners will find a note in their inventory with details on how to contact us with their prize choice. They will get to choose one thing from the following list:

  1. Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness ticket
  2. 5 More bank, inventory, and house spaces (over the cap, if they are already maxed out)
  3. A 20% boost to one weapon of their choice (that they already own)
  4. 2000 AdventureCoins
  5. 1 month membership

And because we know not everyone is able to upgrade every month, we will ALSO choose 1 person from the list of all the everyone who logged in within the last 30 days. They'll receive the same prizes listed above.

Read this Design Notes post for more details!

Tags: Alina,
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May 01, 2018

This Weekend: Return to Vasalkar's Lair

This weekend: Dungeon (Crawls) and Dragons!

If you can’t stand the heat, slay ALL the dragons! This Friday, log in and prepare to fight as we return to Vasalkar’s Lair. We’re polishing the zone for low-level heroes and adding an all-new dungeon crawl with high-level Void Draconian enemies for experienced adventurers! Battle to see just how deep the tunnels below Vasalkar's Lair go, then face off against their commander, the ArchFiend DragonLord!

New in the /lair map this weekend:

  • Dedara the DragonSlayer LoreMaster arrives with quests for her armor
  • Existing quests and NPC dialogue adjusted
  • Monster balance reviewed
  • Underlair zone added

The UnderLair is geared towards heroes higher than level 20. Anyone CAN join, but the deeper you go into the Underlair, the stronger the Void Draconians will get! Along the way, you'll also encounter the ArchFiend DragonKnight and the level 90 ArchFiend DragonLord!

Tags: Alina,
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May 01, 2018

May 2018 Event Calendar

May the Fourth (and Dragons!) be with you!

Hot releases are heading your way! Dragons are always a Force to be reckoned with, and this month, you'll face off against an entire army of Fire Dragons as we take on Akriloth and Drakonnan in the Great Fire War Saga!

May 4: Lair Revitalization + UnderLair Dungeon Crawl
            May the 4th / Cinco De Mayo Shops
            ArchFiend DragonKnight Upgrade Bonus

May 11: The Great Fire War: Fire Dragons Attak + Demented Fire Knight set

May 18: The Great Fire War: Quest for the Frozen Claymore + Limited Quantity Sets

May 25: The Great Fire War: Hunt for the Ice Katana + Frozen Warrior set

Tags: Alina,
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April 28, 2018

PTR Servers Temporarily Unavailable

Combat Fix in Progress

Recently, we have received reports that monsters are not attacking on our PTR servers. We have hidden them while Yorumi works on the fix. They will return as soon as possible.

While Yorumi works on a fix, please enjoy battling on our other servers! 

Tags: Alina,
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April 26, 2018

This Weekend: Omniramis WingMaster Set

Available for a Limited Time Only

The creatures of our world are wild things, but for heroes with the ability to understand them, a world of new adventures opens! This weekend, find the Omniramis WingMaster armor set in your game menu’s Featured Gear Shop until May 18th, 2018. 

Pieces of the Omniramis Wingmaster set include:

  • Omniramis WingMaster armor
  • WingMaster Horns and Locks
  • Blade, Bow, Daggers, and Staff of Omniramis
  • Wings of Omniramis
  • Omniramis Companion Pet
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April 26, 2018

Help Aria Master Her Power

Battle through the Book of Monsters: Reshaper Epilogue!

After Drakath, the Champion of Chaos, fell a new threat to our world rose up… the Queen of Monsters. The threat she presents changed the course of our world, and of the people who fight through it. This weekend, log in and battle alongside Aria and Fae as they work to gain control of the power Aria gained in last year’s Book of Monsters: Reshaper saga. With your help, she will become the ultimate force of Nature!

After you check out the new OmniRamis WingMaster set in our Featured Gear Shop, join the event in /guardiantree and fight to unlock all-new event gear, including: the Purified BeastMaster and Dark Druid armor sets!

All of the Tier 1 weapons drop from this weekend's event boss. Complete this weekend's event to unlock Terrane's Purification quest,  then use the rewards she gives to create both armors and to upgrade your weapons to Tier 2. 

Friday the 13th Event Rares leaves Monday, April 30th

Don't miss the Death Hunter and Slasher's Top Hat items in the Featured Gear Shop. These items will leave game permanently later this month!

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April 24, 2018

"Ask Me Anything" - Artix Entertainment Edition

Questions from your fellow heroes

Earlier today, a number of unusual situations and circumstances collided, forming a pyroclastic cloud of "NO PROGRESS FOR YOU!" But the joke's on the Universe, because that just means I was freed up to do something I haven't gotten a chance to in a long time... talk directly to you guys and answer a bunch of your random questions!

So I turned this afternoon into an "Ask me Anything" day on Twitter. I asked my followers: What do you want to know about game development/life at Artix Entertainment?

AQWorlds Development Cycle Questions

How much time takes to design,discuss,create a new release?

We plan our releases 1-2 months in advance. In general, it takes 2-3 weeks to make a single week's update. Each piece of each release is like part of a puzzle, and some things need to be done before other things can begin.

At this point in AQW's lifecycle, we can no longer come in on Monday and do all the work to make that Friday's release in that single week.

How many releases in advance do you prepare? How much thought is put into each release?

A great deal of thought, effort, and coordination goes into each of the releases the AQW team builds. The majority of its weekly releases take about 2-3 weeks of time to build, so the creation of those assets is staggered.

That gives our artists and animators time to create the original art. Palette swaps for NPCs, monsters, etc allow them to focus their time on the new art needs. 

The flow we have now allows us to accommodate the expectation and scope creep that has happened over the last ten years, and enables us to produce as much as we do each week.

Our other teams have a slightly different timeline for their development, depending on the project.

Do you have a "think tank"? What's your creative process, usually?

For a typical AQW release, Memet and I sit down a month or two in advance and plot out the bones of a given story/saga. Then she gets to work writing and designing. She often goes to our contributors to get feedback on ideas or get info on Lore she may not be familiar with.

Once she has a release written and designed out, she gets it approved. Then the pieces get assigned to individual content creators. Then, once assets are made, Reens puts it all together and does the actual building and leads the testing of the update.

That is roughly how all our teams work, to one degree or another. Ideas get pitched, reviewed/approved, created, tested, and released.

How often do release drafts not get approved? Any examples of drastic changes during the process/major portions being scrapped or redone?

We always take community feedback into account when planning future story updates. If you guys aren't enjoying the direction of a story (and the Queen's Saga is the best example) then we change it. And change it again, if necessary.

Most drafts have something adjusted, though usually it is very minor. Memet typically spends 4-5 days writing, designing, and finalizing a release's design document. 

Can you take more time with updates? Maybe just once a month to give the team more time?

As much as you would like to see that, there are many other players who would not be happy with once-a-month updates. We shoot to release as much high quality content as possible within the time we have.

Server Rewrite / Future of AQW Questions

How is the server rewrite going?

It is going well! Yorumi and the testers are working on more of the bugs the community sent in, and working to make it compatible with some other projects that have not been announced yet.

Is it going to be released on steam? Are they working on new features like trading/new type of content? Will we ever get an ETA on it?

Steam - potentially! New features - planned, though some of them may be shifted to the next version of AQWorlds. An ETA has not been announced due to some exploits and issues that needed to be addressed first.

Will AQW ever go offline?

Never, if we have our way. Our current (very viable) plans include a way for everyone to continue playing AQWorlds on their PC, regardless of what happens to Flash Player on browsers.

When can we expect AQW:Mobile to be finished?

Look for more news on that when Artix makes his "Spring Break" announcement. The announcement (which does not focus on AQW:Mobile or the rewrite) has been delayed due to pretty big real life release (his 3rd baby!) as well as some technical issues on the code end.

What's next for AQW or AE itself. Let's say the next 5 years or so

Future-proofing our current games so they remain viable regardless of Flash/browser compatibility, creating mobile versions of our current games, creating NEW projects we've talked about, and some we haven't. Expanding our player community and making more of the games you love!

It is an honest, if not incredibly specific, answer. Those are our plans and unless we are forced for some reason to change them dramatically, that is what we still are looking to do, at this point in time.

Game Suggestion Questions

Why don't you do more suggestion shop updates?

We still do them, in the form of "Community artists." They are your fellow AQW heroes who have great ideas and the talent/skill to make game quality art. In the past, their ideas and designs would have been released in the suggestion shop after being recreated by team artists. 

Now, though, we work with them to put their gear directly in-game. We include their work in our weekly updates so that more of you can see and enjoy it. In other words... we've taken the suggestion shop updates we used to do and made them more visible and accessible!

You should consider of expanding the Community Artist idea to variety of stuff (ex. writing, classes) too. I would work for free!

The potential already exists! If we saw a release or class design we wanted to put in any of our games, we would contact the creator and draw up an agreement to buy the work from them.

Though we worked with contributor developers in the past, we've changed that. Now, all our former contributor devs work under contract. And the same goes for the community artists (or writers, or designers).

I feel like the AQW team don’t see the work and suggestions by others. We don’t know if you’ve seen them or read them, which is frustrating.

That's a very understandable frustration. We are currently creating a better flow for suggested art, writing, and designs, independent of the forum, Twitter, other social media. That way, even if we cannot respond to all ideas, we have a better chance of seeing everything sent in

General Artix Entertainment Questions

Any idea if there will be another staff member call in the near future?

We are pretty well-set for testers and moderators right now. If that should change in the future, we will post a contributor call! 

I was falsely reported and got a 62 hour mute. Would I still be able to be mod if I ever applied?

Short answer: yes. Long answer: We always consider those things on a case-by-case basis, ESPECIALLY if it was a false report. Our moderators are human, and can sometimes make mistakes. We try to rectify those as quickly as possible, but it sounds like your case was missed.

Who are the team leads for AQW?

AQWorlds' updates are so big at this point, that most of the team's developers have an area they concentrate on, that they take ownership and charge of.

For development:

  • Memet - writing and release design 
  • Reens - actual building and testing of each release. 
  • J6 - art. 
  • Arklen - class design and testing. 
  • Ghost - animation.
  • Yorumi - server/client coding.
  • Sora To Hoshi is in charge of our in-game moderators. 
  • Cemaros is in charge of bug reports.

And expanding upon this question, here is a look at some of the other leads at Artix Entertainment. Roles sometimes change as people shift to other projects or different focuses within a given team.

  • Yergen - AQ3D Team Lead
  • Cysero - AQ3D Lead Writer
  • Zhoom - AQ3D Programming Lead
  • Oishii - AQ3D Test Lead
  • Dage - AQ3D Lead Artist
  • Korin - AQ3D Lead Animator
  • Sora To Hoshi - AQ3D Lead Moderator
  • The Hollow - AQ Team Lead
  • Tomix - DF Co-Lead, Creative
  • Verlyrus - DF Co-Lead, Programming
  • Captain Rhubarb - AE Business Programming Lead
  • Ai No Miko - AE Web Lead
  • Stryche - HeroMart Department Lead
  • Nythera - Player Support Lead
  • Artix Krieger - AQ3D Project Lead and Paladin
  • Alina - AQW Project Lead and Sorceress

What if I made you art for free? Could you use it?

I appreciate the offer! At this time, all of the content released into our games is made under contract; we do not accept "free work." That protects us and the artist. 

Why can't you put "Random Artist X"'s work into AQWorlds?

Real world talk: We contract for all content released in AQWorlds and all our games. Like with any other company, that means we work with budgets, and have to balance out what/how much we release with the resources available.

How much does the AE team look at the forums? Compared to looking at twitter?

Depends on the team member. But even if someone is reading the threads, that doesn't necessarily mean they will also reply. We are working on creating an all-new forum attached to the Help Center.

Our current forum is very dated; the new incarnation will have a new set-up, rules, flow, etc. It should be more user-friendly and something we want to make more visible. The goal is to have a better, easier-to-use place for our devs and players to interact, where it is possible to have longer, more involved discussions.

For me, personally, I look at the forum a couple times a week. It is easier and faster to reply to tweets, but I am always aware of what our forum players think and say.

AQW Item/Content Questions

Why dont we get more full CC sets?

Often, it's the artist's preference. CC can have a negative impact on a design's integrity. And some designs lend themselves better to CC.

One thing would be epic to know - do you have any plans to turn more DF stories to AQW?

I would like to, if the occasion arises! Development has already begun on the Great Fire War (which is a blend of the AQ/DF events.)

Will the doom wheel ever return again? Maybe after the rewrite it could be put back without a bunch of trouble, or easier to fix

If it were going to return, it would not be in exactly the same way. Even if it doesn't, we are looking at bringing back the Fortune Potions in some manner, so you guys can buy things from the non-rare Merge shop.

Will you make Sepulchure's Armor non-member?

While many people would like that, there are others who would be upset. For example, if someone upgraded SOLELY to be able to continue to use the armor, making that change would be a pretty frustrating thing.

Will there be trade/an AQW marketplace?

That is an idea we've talked about for a future version of AQW.

Why can't we stack items anymore?

There was a pretty bad exploit that some people were abusing. We had to patch that, and in doing so, had to change how stack sizes work.

"Behind the Screen" Questions

What are you / do you do at AE? 

I am Artix Entertainment's Vice President of Product & Operations, Project Lead for AdventureQuest Worlds, and the Sorceress of Battleon. 

I get to work with each of the teams and their leads (like Nythera, Stryche, Hollow, Dove, and Verlyrus) to make sure their game/department, updates, and other projects are going smoothly.

What is your favorite part of working at AE?

The people and challenges. I get to work with each of Artix Entertainment's leads, teams, and projects to solve problems, find solutions, answer questions, and make the games we build for you more fun. 

From running across random cosplay ninja to fielding problems with our websites, from finalizing product schedules or brainstorming the next big summer event with our writers, I go into the lab each day not knowing what to expect but prepared for anything, and I love it. 

What was the most frustrating release to work on so far?

For me, personally, probably the Wheel of Doom's initial release. We ran into some pretty extreme midnight-hour bugs. But in general, I look at frustrating things as challenges to knock down, or turn into positives. Getting derailed by frustration is unhelpful.

What has been the biggest hurdle you overcame regarding all of the AE Games? Can be one, or a few.

Literally and physically? Moving across the country to become a full-time employee after contracting out of Chicago. That mountain was a mighty big hurdle.

But in answering the spirit of your question... it was making the decision to do this as a career. I started as a player of our games while I ran a literary magazine. But when I made the jump, I went all in.

What keeps you committed to doing what you love every day? What advice do you have for others that want to follow their hearts but are in a rough place that seems inescapable?

Every path has its roadblocks and challenges, but each path also has a destination... a goal. As long as you are still dedicated to that goal, you can use that determination to see you over the rough spots.

At the same time, it's important to take stock of where you're going and what your goals are, to see if you're still heading in the direction you want to go. If you find that the goals you set aren't what you want to do anymore... it is 100% ok to change your mind.

The most important thing -- and what I hope is the guiding principle in your journey -- is, "are you working towards a goal that will make you happy, and help you achieve what you want in life?" If the answer is "yes," then keep on fighting. You CAN do it!

Questions have been edited for clarity and length, and some combined for brevity. Some answers have been expanded upon, due to the additional room in the DNs.

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May 03, 2018

LAST CHANCE for Djinn Summoner

Upgrade with Select Membership or AdventureCoin Packages!

Unlock the exclusive, fully color-customizable Djinn Summoner armor set when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more until tomorrow night at 6 PM EST. Get the Djinn Summoner gear and the exclusive Djinn Palace House House + Djinn House Guard items with a 12 month membership or 12000 AC package.

12000 AC or 12 month membership packages: Djinn Summoner Set + Palace House

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

  • Djinn Summoner armor set (fully color customizable)
  • 6 helms, 2 capes, 2 weapons, pet + battle pet
  • Djinn Palace House
  • Djinn Palace NPC* + 2 Djinn Guard house items
  • 7 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory

The Djinn Palace House has 7 rooms (including the exterior), plus an armor/character customization room (just like Yulgar's Inn)

To unlock your Djinn Palace House + House Item Guards, log in and /join battleontown, then head to the Curio Shop. You'll see the Djinn Guard with a house shop just for you.

The Djinn Palace NPC is built into map and has a quest for the Battle Pet and Scimitar Daggers. House Guard items can be changed from room to room.

2000 and 5000 AC or 3 and 6 month membership package: Djinn Summoner Set

  • Djinn Summoner armor set (fully color customizable)
  • 6 helms, 2 capes, 1 weapons, pet
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory

All packages will also come with the Djinn Summone  character page badge, so you can show all your friends who really rules the Djinn Realm! The Djinn Summoner bonus gear goes rare May 4th, 2018.

Upgrade Bonus Prizes

Back in March of 2017, we started a new upgrade incentive to show our appreciation for all the heroes supporting AdventureQuest Worlds. This year, we're doing the same... with a twist! 

Each month, we will choose FIVE winners from among the list of people who upgraded the previous month. Winners will find a note in their inventory with details on how to contact us with their prize choice. They will get to choose one thing from the following list:

  1. Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness ticket
  2. 5 More bank, inventory, and house spaces (over the cap, if they are already maxed out)
  3. A 20% boost to one weapon of their choice (that they already own)
  4. 2000 AdventureCoins
  5. 1 month membership

And because we know not everyone is able to upgrade every month, we will ALSO choose 1 person from the list of all the everyone who logged in within the last 30 days. They'll receive the same prizes listed above.

Prize FAQ

  1. Only one entry no matter how many times you upgrade. (Upgrades include the 1-12 month upgrade packages and 2000 - 12000 AC packages)
  2. Staff-only/custom items are not eligible
  3. Team members may only donate an item they have legitimately purchased (not gotten for free).
  4. Winners can ask for any item; the list below is just a suggestion. Requests can only be fulfilled if a another account has donated the item. 
  5. If only one donated item is left (example: Great Thief Class) and two players ask for it, the first to email will get the item.
  6. While you can ask for a non-rare, farmable item instead of a rare item, the request can only be granted if another account has donated it.
  7. You can win EIoDA more than once on the same account (if you're very, very lucky)
  8. Eligible items to request include: classes, armors, weapons, capes, helms, pets, houses. Farming resources are not eligible.

If you ask for something that the developers feel may become a problem, they will write back and explain the issue, and ask you to choose another item. 

Where will I see the note? What will it look like?

Winners will see the note in the Miscellaneous Items tab in their inventory. It will look something like this: "January 2018 Golden Ticket"

If I already won the Ultimate Item of Donated Awesomeness, can I win the Epic one?

Yes, you sure can! (If you're that lucky, we have a couple favors to ask...)

Are there limitations to the boost I can pick?

You can only choose an item (weapon, helm, cape, armor, etc) you currently own. It cannot already have a boost on it.

Available boosts are: Gold, XP, Class Points, Rep, Racial (increased dmg to humans, dragons, etc)

Can an upgraded account win the "log in" prize?

We went back and forth on this. Short answer: no. 
Long answer: The pool of 5 winners is only drawn from people who upgraded in the previous month. If you did not, then you're elgible for the "log in" pool.

We know there are some of you who would love to buy a membership or ACs, but just can't. Real life happens (and so do bills). We want all our free players to have a chance to win awesome prizes like this, too. 

Ultimate Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness

Back in 2012, heroes who spun the Wheel of Doom had a chance to get the Ultimate Item of Donated Awesomeness. Anyone with the UIoDA could choose one item from a list of items donated by other, SUPER generous heroes. For years, you guys have been asking us to bring back the UIoDA. And now... we HAVE!

The Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness is the exact same thing... only you have a chance to get it by upgrading your account with an AdventureCoin or Membership package. (Or a smaller chance just by logging into the game!)

The list below is a sample of items donated by your fellow AQWorlds heroes. If you log in and find an Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness in your inventory, follow the instructions on it to claim your prize.

Sample list of items

Want something that's not listed above? If you get the Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness, follow the instructions on the item description and ask the team. They'll see if one is available!

Want to Donate Your Items?

Want to donate one of your rare items? Email your username and the list of items you'd like to donate to: DonationHero@battleon.com!

We will contact prospective donators before removing items, so be sure to send the email from an address you check regularly. Once you donate an item, you will no longer be able to buy it back from your Buy Back Shop, so be sure before you say "yes"!

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April 22, 2018

Coming Soon: Book of Monsters Epilogue

Find out what happens after the events in The Reshaper's Saga

It's only natural that we'd release our earth day event last week, as a lead up to the 2018 Book of Monsters’ epilogue. If you haven't played through the Book of Monsters: The Reshaper story, now's the time, because this Friday, we'll explains what happened to Aria AFTER the Reshaper’s defeat... and just how Fae the ShapeShifter can help her become what she is TRULY meant to be.


AQWorlds Main Story: Ten Years of Adventure

The AQWorlds team has released new story updates each week for almost ten years. "Story update" can mean many things, including our main story (which revolves around your adventures in Lore, and those of your favorite battle companions), holiday events, new towns, challenge battles, dungeon crawls, and more.

On Friday, April 27th, our story update will focus on the events that took place after those from Book of Monsters: The Reshaper Saga. (If you have just joined us recently, that was the 2nd of two Book of Monsters chapters in the larger main story for AdventureQuest Worlds.) 

The Queen of Monsters and the story updates her creatures appear in take place after the 13 Lords of Chaos Saga. In the time after her ascension, we've battled her corrupted titans, two of her children, and more than a few of her lower level minions. Her focus has shifted quite a few times, in keeping with her nature. (As you might expect with a creature made of pure Chaos, the Queen likes to be... unpredictable... and keep YOU on your toes.)

All of our updates in the post-Drakath Lore are set in a world where the Queen reigns. And waits. And plots. And watches from above. But though she - and her chaos - are a larger, more global-sized threat, the individual people and towns of Lore still need your help to tackle dangers closer to home. Like dragons rampaging through villages, cabals of dark villains teaming up against you, and lycans and vampires baring their fangs and threatening war.

Coming Soon: Later this year, we'll be returning to Darkovia, to continue the story we began in last October's Blood Moon Saga. The team (and Artix) have a number of other stories we also want to tell this year, like the Great Fire War annd Sepulchure's Origin Story. Hang on to your helms, because even more dark, deadly, and lore-filled battles are heading your way.

AQWorlds Main Story: The Who's and What's

If you thought, "Wait... I thought the main story was about the purple dude with the giant wings?"... you were correct, but only partially. Our main story includes more than just the Chaos and chaos-loving creatures in our title screen. (Though we have a LOT of those!) 

The Chaos Sagas include:

  • 13 Lords of Chaos
  • Queen of Monsters: Titans
  • Queen of Monsters: Infernal Invasion
  • Queen of Monsters: Book of Monsters

But our developers consider the main story of AQWorlds to be much larger - a comprehensive tale of your adventures in Lore. That is almost TEN YEARS of your epic victories, revelations about your past, your adventures on land, air, and sea. A tale that grand, and massive, covers a lot of ground, and includes the stories of many of your favorite characters, as well:

  • DoomWood
  • Xan's Story
  • Dage's Saga
  • Throne of Darkness
  • 7 Deadly Dragons
  • Seraphic Saga
  • Blood Moon Saga

AQWorlds Main Story: The Writers + Schedule

We often get asked who writes the main story. Over the years, that's been a number of people. Artix, Cysero, me, occasionally a number of guest writers from our contributor team, and now Memet. But throughout all of those writer changes, one creative entity has remained the same... YOU.

The direction of our story releases depends on a number of factors; one of the most important is community feedback. Though we always have a general idea of where we want a given story to go, and plan out all the bones of it in advance, if you guys aren't enjoying the way a particular story is moving, the weekly releases give us the freedom to change its direction. 

A player on Twitter, emits, asked: So why do you start new stories when you have others from years ago, or place "random filler" stories?

That is a very fair question! Because we DO update on a weekly basis (which includes new maps, monsters, characters, rewards, and cutscene animations), we occasionally need more development time to prepare the next round of story updates. Because we don't want to leave you guys with nothing new to do for a week, we add in things like challenge battles (and their rewards) or other one-week events, which generally expand the lore about someone or something.

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April 20, 2018

Featured Gear: Djinn Sentinel Sets

Rare Dark Sentinel + Permanent Jaan Sentinel Sets

In a realm of might and magic, you can choose to ally with the forces of Light… or Darkness. This weekend, find the Dark Sentinel armor set in your game menu’s Featured Gear Shop, available until Friday, May 4th! 

Then join the event in /djinnguard and fight to unlock all-new permanent event gear, including:

  • the Jaan Sentinel armor set 
  • the Djinn Warrior armor set
  • the Guardian’s Blade of Light
  • the Spirits of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth armors and helms

Friday the 13th Event Rares leaves Monday, April 30th

Don't miss the Death Hunter and Slasher's Top Hat items in the Featured Gear Shop. These items will leave game permanently later this month!

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April 20, 2018

This Weekend: Djinn Realm Guardian Trials

Battle to Join Crulon as a Djinn Realm Guardian!

Crulon, Guardian of the Djinn Realm, is one of the last remaining defenders of his home. He would do anything to safeguard its magic and mystery. That is why he’s sought out our world’s best and brightest hero. This weekend, he invites you to face the Trials of Water, Air, Earth, and Fire. Pass, and you too will become a Guardian of the Djinn Realm!

PLUS: log in all weekend long to get a 25% Gold Boost on all servers, and get an additional 25% XP Boost on PTR servers!

Celebrate Earth Day this Weekend!

Be a hero, join the clean-up crew to save the world from the evils of pollution! Captain Lore is back this weekend and he needs your help! /Join pollution to help Captain Lore battle General Pollution, the foulest villain around, free his eco-friendly energy platform from the chaotic clutches of General Pollution! Reduce, reuse, and recycle as many elementals as you can to unlock Captain Lore's shop and gain access to the greenest gear in the game! 

free rpg mmo earth day

He also needs your help fighting on the side of nature to keep a smog-spewing factory closed for good. Once the largest source of pollution in Lore, the long-abandoned Totengeld Factory has been consumed by nature and has become a habitat to many forms of life. 

Need help battling through the Earth Day seasonal event? Check out the event guide in the Lorepedia!

Updating the Book of Lore

We plan to update the Book of Lore later on this year, potentially bringing back some features of the previous layout while keeping the most useful parts of the current Book. Please share your thoughts and feedback on Twitter or the forum!

Poll 1, Poll 2, Forum discussion

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April 06, 2018

Return to Oaklore + Undead War

Polishing the Blades, Battles, and Bosses in Oaklore Keep

A Hero never stops training, and we never stop working to improve what we’ve built. Log in this weekend to see the first round of new improvements designed to help new heroes get the most out of the Oaklore tutorial zone. New and experienced adventurers can battle hordes of skeletons as we bring back the original Undead War!

Oaklore: New Gear, New Polish

Many of the NPCs in Oaklore have had their dialogues and functionality adjusted. This is designed to help new and inexperienced heroes better navigate through the Keep. ALL heroes can (and should!) talk to Stryche inside the Keep. Complete his quest to get the pieces of the GreenGuard Knight set. New heroes never looked so good entering Battleon for the first time! 

Why Return to Early Zones?

In the last (close to) 10 years, we've introduced over 1,000 unique zones, 3,000+ monsters, and almost more gear than a hero can count. With your help, we've had an incredible amount of amazing adventures, and have built a game we are truly proud of. But just like a Hero never stops training, WE never stop working to improve what we’ve built. Join us this weekend, as we introduce changes designed to help new and experienced heroes enjoy the town of Battleon even more! 

Return of the Undead Invasion!

Like the Horc War that returned recently, this war was never meant to go perma-rare, so we are bringing it BACK for everyone to enjoy! /Join WarUndead and talk to Artix to begin battling the army of skeletons. If you're an experienced Hero, tackle the higher level liches for a chance to get runes to enhance the gear from Artix's quests!

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April 06, 2018

Now Available: Djinn Summoner

Upgrade with Select Membership or AdventureCoin Packages!

Starting this Friday at 6 PM EST, unlock the exclusive, fully color-customizable Djinn Summoner armor set when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more until May 4th. Get the Djinn Summoner gear and the exclusive Djinn Palace House House + Djinn House Guard items with a 12 month membership or 12000 AC package.

12000 AC or 12 month membership packages: Djinn Summoner Set + Palace House

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

  • Djinn Summoner armor set (fully color customizable)
  • 6 helms, 2 capes, 2 weapons, pet + battle pet
  • Djinn Palace House
  • Djinn Palace NPC* + 2 Djinn Guard house items
  • 7 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory

The Djinn Palace House has 7 rooms (including the exterior), plus an armor/character customization room (just like Yulgar's Inn)

To unlock your Djinn Palace House + House Item Guards, log in and /join battleontown, then head to the Curio Shop. You'll see the Djinn Guard with a house shop just for you.

The Djinn Palace NPC is built into map and has a quest for the Battle Pet and Scimitar Daggers. House Guard items can be changed from room to room.

2000 and 5000 AC or 3 and 6 month membership package: Djinn Summoner Set

  • Djinn Summoner armor set (fully color customizable)
  • 6 helms, 2 capes, 1 weapons, pet
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory

All packages will also come with the Djinn Summone  character page badge, so you can show all your friends who really rules the Djinn Realm! The Djinn Summoner bonus gear goes rare May 4th, 2018.

Upgrade Bonus Prizes

Back in March of 2017, we started a new upgrade incentive to show our appreciation for all the heroes supporting AdventureQuest Worlds. This year, we're doing the same... with a twist! 

Each month, we will choose FIVE winners from among the list of people who upgraded the previous month. Winners will find a note in their inventory with details on how to contact us with their prize choice. They will get to choose one thing from the following list:

  1. Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness ticket
  2. 5 More bank, inventory, and house spaces (over the cap, if they are already maxed out)
  3. A 20% boost to one weapon of their choice (that they already own)
  4. 2000 AdventureCoins
  5. 1 month membership

And because we know not everyone is able to upgrade every month, we will ALSO choose 1 person from the list of all the everyone who logged in within the last 30 days. They'll receive the same prizes listed above.

Prize FAQ

  1. Only one entry no matter how many times you upgrade. (Upgrades include the 1-12 month upgrade packages and 2000 - 12000 AC packages)
  2. Staff-only/custom items are not eligible
  3. Team members may only donate an item they have legitimately purchased (not gotten for free).
  4. Winners can ask for any item; the list below is just a suggestion. Requests can only be fulfilled if a another account has donated the item. 
  5. If only one donated item is left (example: Great Thief Class) and two players ask for it, the first to email will get the item.
  6. While you can ask for a non-rare, farmable item instead of a rare item, the request can only be granted if another account has donated it.
  7. You can win EIoDA more than once on the same account (if you're very, very lucky)
  8. Eligible items to request include: classes, armors, weapons, capes, helms, pets, houses. Farming resources are not eligible.

If you ask for something that the developers feel may become a problem, they will write back and explain the issue, and ask you to choose another item. 

Where will I see the note? What will it look like?

Winners will see the note in the Miscellaneous Items tab in their inventory. It will look something like this: "January 2018 Golden Ticket"

If I already won the Ultimate Item of Donated Awesomeness, can I win the Epic one?

Yes, you sure can! (If you're that lucky, we have a couple favors to ask...)

Are there limitations to the boost I can pick?

You can only choose an item (weapon, helm, cape, armor, etc) you currently own. It cannot already have a boost on it.

Available boosts are: Gold, XP, Class Points, Rep, Racial (increased dmg to humans, dragons, etc)

Can an upgraded account win the "log in" prize?

We went back and forth on this. Short answer: no. 
Long answer: The pool of 5 winners is only drawn from people who upgraded in the previous month. If you did not, then you're elgible for the "log in" pool.

We know there are some of you who would love to buy a membership or ACs, but just can't. Real life happens (and so do bills). We want all our free players to have a chance to win awesome prizes like this, too. 

Ultimate Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness

Back in 2012, heroes who spun the Wheel of Doom had a chance to get the Ultimate Item of Donated Awesomeness. Anyone with the UIoDA could choose one item from a list of items donated by other, SUPER generous heroes. For years, you guys have been asking us to bring back the UIoDA. And now... we HAVE!

The Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness is the exact same thing... only you have a chance to get it by upgrading your account with an AdventureCoin or Membership package. (Or a smaller chance just by logging into the game!)

The list below is a sample of items donated by your fellow AQWorlds heroes. If you log in and find an Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness in your inventory, follow the instructions on it to claim your prize.

Sample list of items

Want something that's not listed above? If you get the Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness, follow the instructions on the item description and ask the team. They'll see if one is available!

Want to Donate Your Items?

Want to donate one of your rare items? Email your username and the list of items you'd like to donate to: DonationHero@battleon.com!

We will contact prospective donators before removing items, so be sure to send the email from an address you check regularly. Once you donate an item, you will no longer be able to buy it back from your Buy Back Shop, so be sure before you say "yes"!

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April 05, 2018

2018 Spring Gear Display Contest

Show us Your Best/Favorite Spring Gear!

The first day of Spring may have been on March 20th, but better late than never! We’re going to have a Spring armor contest! 

How to Enter

All you have to do is equip your favorite Spring-themed armor set or Item on one of your ingame characters (AQ/MQ/DF/AQW/AQ3D) and send the screenshot AND a link to your character page* to us at the AE_Contests Twitter account

* For AQ3D characters, send a screenshot of your character in-game.

Example of a Spring Showers armor set

Example of a Spring Showers pet 

* If you don't see a full armor set that fits the theme, but you've got a pet that screams SPRING SHOWERS (like the Electric Grenwog) or a weapon that can take down a tidal wave of terrors... show us what you've got!

Prize Details

  1. Winners will get 500 ArtixPoints (or the equivalent amount of secondary currency)

  2. If you go Above and Beyond, make us laugh, shake our heads in disbelief or go WOW, we shall award you accordingly ;)

Contest Time Frame

The contest will range from today to Monday, April 9th at 10 AM EST. The winners will be announced via Twitter.

Contest Rules

To be considered, all entries must:

  • Include your game character name and a screenshot of the character page.
  • No photoshopping your character page.
  • You can use any of your game characters (AQ/MQ/DF/AQW/AQ3D)
  • Be posted to the AE_Contests Twitter account,
  • One entry per person

Reminders

  1. Please don’t spam your entry or you will be disqualified! You can only win once per person!

  2. A true hero is a good sportsman -- we reserve the right to reward excellent examples of good sportsmanship or remove entries for abusive behavior towards staff or other contest participants.

Good Luck!

On behalf of the entire AE team, we are really looking forward to seeing your entries!

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May 10, 2018

This Weekend: The Great Fire War

Battle through the Iconic Adventure in AQWorlds

Log in this weekend to fight against 1,000,000 waves of Fire Dragons alongside Galanoth the DragonSlayer. Team up with him and your fellow heroes to save the town of Ashenvale from Akriloth's army! 

The Great Fire War is one of the most iconic battles and events in the Lorian Universe, appearing in the original AdventureQuest and DragonFable. The AQWorlds team merged both stories into a new, three-week event, and it all begins this week! 

  • War with Fire Dragons + Akriloth

  • Quest for the Frozen Claymore, a legendary Ice weapon

  • Defend Lore from Drakonnan, a Fire Mage wielding the elemental Fire Orb

  • Discover one of Galanoth the DragonSlayer’s best-kept secrets

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April 03, 2018

April 2018 Event Calendar

April is a month of Undead... And Magic!

April’s here, and with it, the first Friday the 13th event of the year! Sharpen your machete and get ready to fight, because we've got a busy month of battles ahead!

April 6: Oaklore Revitalization + Undead War Returns* + Djinn Summoner Upgrade bonus

April 13: Friday the 13th: Origins of Shrade + Event Rares shop

April 20: Djinn Realm: Trial of the Guardians + Earth Day returns

April 27: Champion of Nature: Mastering the Power + Limited Time Shop

Also Coming in 2018....

  • The Great Fire War arrives at www.AQ.com
  • Battle as Valen as we tell the twisted tale of King Alteon, Queen Lynaria, and the knight who would be Sepulchure!
  • Frostval in July
  • Return to Darkovia
  • Find out what is inside the 7 Deadly Dragon's Heptagonal Chest
  • AQWorlds 10 Year Anniversary

* Like the Horc War that returned recently, this war was never meant to go perma-rare, so we are bringing it BACK for everyone to enjoy! (With a few higher leveled bosses for you experienced heroes to battle.)

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April 13, 2018

Friday the 13th Returns

Classic Horror Movie Mayhelm + Summer Camp + Shrade = AWESOME!

What is undead can never die… Not when there is always another Friday the 13th. Log in on Friday, April 13th to face an abomination straight out of your worst nightmare (or favorite horror movie)... Shrade!

  • WHO: Gypsy Pirate Musician Aurelio Voltaire, the AQWorlds Team + your fellow Heroes
  • WHAT: Fight to survive a night in Camp Gonnagetcha
  • WHEN: Friday the 13th, April 2018
  • WHERE: www.AQ.com

Uncover the Mystery Behind Shrade to Survive

Join Cysero, Memet, and our favorite Gypsy Goth Musician... and Camp Counselor (?!) Aurelio Voltaire for some seriously spooky summer camp shenanigans as we battle through Camp Gonnagetcha! Gear up to fight through the Black Knight and Dark Makai cabins, rock out to Aurelio Voltaire's wicked tracks, and hunt for clues to Shrade's TRUE identity (and to get DEADLY rewards)! 

Those of you who've played through our 3D MMO, AdventureQuest 3D, will recognize this Friday the 13th's main villain: the ambiguously-supernatural hero-hunter, Shrade.

Some of you may /shrug off the threat he poses as just another creepy internet hoax. But this urban legend is no fairy tale. Shrade exists, and this weekend, Aurelio Voltaire is going to prove to you that the threat is REAL. And that what you THINK you know about Shrade is dead wrong.

Your Luck is In: Friday the 13th Rewards

Friday the 13th may be all about bad luck, but not this weekend! We've got three all-new armor sets heading your way:

  • the rare DeathHunter Set from featured Community Artist, Rare
  • the Shadow Cultist, a dark and deadly seasonal set available from this weekend's boss that will make you Scream
  • the BoneSaw Judge, one of the most evil sets you ever Saw,* available from the event merge shop 

* Disclaimer for the members of the Prescriptivist Grammarians Guild: yes, "you ever saw" should be "you've ever seen," but pun > proper grammar in memes, lolcat graphics, and this design notes post.

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April 12, 2018

Legacy of April Fool's...

Caladboogly Blade Now Available!

On February 28th, I had a dream. Maybe it was more like a nightmare. But as the team was ramping up to build Dage's the Evil's birthday event for March 2nd, I had spent so much time staring at 's Caladbolg that that night... I dreamt it started staring back. On March 1st (coincidentally only a month before April 1st) I made my dream a reality. I called it...

Anyone with the Altar of Caladbolg can complete its quest for a chance to get the 0 AC Caladboogly blade! The blade is 0 AC for free storage, and has a drop rate of 5%, so while you work towards getting your very own Caladbolg, you'll have THIS FACE to keep you company on your adventures!

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April 04, 2018

NEW 2018 Upgrade Bonus Prizes

Upgrade your account for perks... and more!

This year, in addition to the special bonus items you get when you buy a Membership or AdventureCoin package, we are introducing a new upgrade incentive to show our appreciation for all the heroes supporting AdventureQuest Worlds.

Each month, we will choose FIVE winners from among the list of people who upgraded the previous month. Winners will find a note in their inventory with details on how to contact us with their prize choice. They will get to choose one thing from the following list:

  1. Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness ticket
  2. 5 More bank, inventory, and house spaces (over the cap, if they are already maxed out)
  3. A 20% boost to one weapon of their choice (that they already own)
  4. 2000 AdventureCoins
  5. 1 month membership

And because we know not everyone is able to upgrade every month, we will ALSO choose 1 person from the list of all the everyone who logged in within the last 30 days. They'll receive the same prizes listed above.

Prize FAQ

  1. Only one entry no matter how many times you upgrade. (Upgrades include the 1-12 month upgrade packages and 2000 - 12000 AC packages)
  2. Staff-only/custom items are not eligible
  3. Team members may only donate an item they have legitimately purchased (not gotten for free).
  4. Winners can ask for any item; the list below is just a suggestion. Requests can only be fulfilled if a another account has donated the item. 
  5. If only one donated item is left (example: Great Thief Class) and two players ask for it, the first to email will get the item.
  6. While you can ask for a non-rare, farmable item instead of a rare item, the request can only be granted if another account has donated it.
  7. You can win EIoDA more than once on the same account (if you're very, very lucky)
  8. Eligible items to request include: classes, armors, weapons, capes, helms, pets, houses. Farming resources are not eligible.

If you ask for something that the developers feel may become a problem, they will write back and explain the issue, and ask you to choose another item.

Where will I see the note? What will it look like?

Winners will see the note in the Miscellaneous Items tab in their inventory. It will look something like this: "January 2018 Golden Ticket"

If I already won the Ultimate Item of Donated Awesomeness, can I win the Epic one?

Yes, you sure can! (If you're that lucky, we have a couple favors to ask...)

Are there limitations to the boost I can pick?

You can only choose an item (weapon, helm, cape, armor, etc) you currently own. It cannot already have a boost on it.

Available boosts are: Gold, XP, Class Points, Rep, Racial (increased dmg to humans, dragons, etc)

Can an upgraded account win the "log in" prize?

We went back and forth on this. Short answer: no. 
Long answer: The pool of 5 winners is only drawn from people who upgraded in the previous month. If you did not, then you're elgible for the "log in" pool.

We know there are some of you who would love to buy a membership or ACs, but just can't. Real life happens (and so do bills). We want all our free players to have a chance to win awesome prizes like this, too. 

Ultimate Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness

Back in 2012, heroes who spun the Wheel of Doom had a chance to get the Ultimate Item of Donated Awesomeness. Anyone with the UIoDA could choose one item from a list of items donated by other, SUPER generous heroes. For years, you guys have been asking us to bring back the UIoDA. And now... we HAVE!

The Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness is the exact same thing... only you have a chance to get it by upgrading your account with an AdventureCoin or Membership package. (Or a smaller chance just by logging into the game!)

The list below is a sample of items donated by your fellow AQWorlds heroes. If you log in and find an Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness in your inventory, follow the instructions on it to claim your prize.

Sample list of items

Want something that's not listed above? Just ask! If you get the Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness, follow the instructions on the item description and ask the team. They'll see if one is available!

Want to Donate Your Items?

Want to donate one of your rare items? Email your username and the list of items you'd like to donate to: DonationHero@battleon.com!

We will contact prospective donators before removing items, so be sure to send the email from an address you check regularly. Once you donate an item, you will no longer be able to buy it back from your Buy Back Shop, so be sure before you say "yes"!

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