October 12, 2017
Join Him in Our Newest Friday the 13th Event
Friday the 13th and Aurelio Voltaire go together like undead invasions and Paladins. So of course, this Friday our always-positive, family-friendly game team and community want to welcome Aurelio Voltaire back for another musical event! With songs from his new album- “Heart-Shaped Wound,” he'll join you as you battle to escape the Vampire Lord's castle in our newest 3-part holiday event: the Blood Moon Rising!
Featuring... Aurelio Voltaire's Heart-Shaped Wound album
I have been playing Aurelio Voltaire's album on a near-constant loop as the team prepared for this weekend's Friday the 13th: Blood Moon Rising event. As you battle through the event, you'll hear 3 of the tracks from the album:
- The Projectionist (the title of this track is an event spoiler... but I love it so much)
- Human Nature
- The Necropolis of Former Lovers
Get the album and much more on Aurelio Voltaire’s official website!
Who is Aurelio Voltaire?
Aurelio Voltaire is legitmately one of the most creative people I know. He is the maker of music, films, books, comics, toys and... mayhem. He first appeared in AdventureQuest Worlds back in 2009, during our first-ever in-game Friday the 13th UNLIVE event! Since then, he's appeared in all 15 of our Friday the 13th events... and tomorrow's will make his 16th!
His work has been featured on TV in the Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, he's released 13 albums (including the AQWorlds tongue-in-cheek "all-audiences" appropriate Spooky Songs for Creepy Kids.), won BEST ANIMATION at the Famous Monsters of Filmland Imagi-Movies film festival, he's the creator of the Goth HomeMaking youtube series and many, many more. You should read the full story on the Voltaire Wikipedia Page!
October 06, 2017
Join us for our 15th Anniversary + Friday the 13th event!
In Darkovia, the shadows grow darker and whispers of fear begin to rise on the winds… Ancient Lorekeepers stare at the stars and shiver - the signs all point to a Blood Moon rising on Friday the 13th. And when it does, the veil between worlds will disappear and the lost ones will return.
Join Voltaire, Kimberly and Jason from One Eyed Doll, the AQW team, and tens of thousands of your fellow heroes as Log in next Friday the 13th as we launch part 1 of our 3 week event!
10/13/17: The Blood Moon Rises
10/21/17: Blood and Tears Boss Battle
10/28/17: Blood Moon War - Battle for Safiria
May 13, 2016
Your luck is in ... but not for long!
It wouldn't be Friday the 13th without new rare gear to commemorate the event -- and this week, our artists have gone intergalactic with their inspiration!
Starting tonight, find Axeros' Undead Space Marine set in your rares shop along with 2 new NON-MEMBER event-themed helms from Boxer, the Cursed Guardian Bank Pet, and more!
Rare Gear Leaving Dates
Friday the 13th event rares leave on May 27th, along with the May Rares shop gear, the Nolan the Holy Goldfish pet (in Aria's pet shop to celebrate Pisces birthday), and the Abyssal Angel Class!
May 10, 2016
LoreTrek XIII: The Unluckiest Quest begins... Friday!
Every year, we celebrate Friday the 13th in AdventureQuest Worlds… and VERY BAD THINGS happen around (or to) special musical guest star, Voltaire. This year, his luck runs out… IN SPACE! This Friday the 13th, join the Voltaire, Deady, AQW team, and tens of thousands of your fellow heroes for LoreTrek XIII: The Unluckiest Quest!
Being so isolated and traveling through an airless void, it's really important that nothing go wrong. But since it's a Friday the 13th event... you know something's going to happen!
Starting this Friday at sundown, log in to:
- Answer the distress call being sent from Voltaire's spaceship
- Avoid the Bermuda Wormhole (NO REALLY DO NOT GET CLOSE)
- Battle the furriest face-eaters the galaxy has EVER seen
- Test your memory (and luck) to avert a critical mission failure
- Resist being blown out into space!
- Unlock the event rewards merge shop
- Check out the Event Rare gear in your game menu
This Friday, boldly go where no hero has EVER gone before!
November 10, 2015
Voltaire, a Cursed Mirror, and the 13 LORDS OF DOOM!
As the 13th 13th draws near...the shadows are growing restless. Now that the Queen of Monsters has returned, the seals that once guarded our world have disappeared. And who else but the Mysterious Stranger would take advantage of this opportunity to invade our timeline!
But he won’t be alone…From the darkest corners of Lore, he's reached out to gather the dark residue left by the shadows of our universe's greatest villains... now the 13 Lords of Doom have been created - born of shadows and magic - to wreak havoc and destruction.
And they will stop at NOTHING until Battleon has been reduced to cinders! But fortunately... YOU will be there to make sure they don't succeed.* And you'll have help!
Work with Voltaire and Deady to gather the fragments of the Cursed Mirror of Enutrof to dispel the shadows that linger over Lore!
* For the "why" of the Mysterious Stranger's invasion... ah, well - you will need to learn much more about him to understand THAT! But you will, in time, never fear. Because once a being like the Mysterious Stranger decides to make a world his home, it's very VERY hard to get them to leave.
November 02, 2015
Some creatures should not walk in the light...
When the Queen of Monsters was freed, more than just the door to her prison was opened...
The seals protecting our world - our timeline - from the Mysterious Stranger disappeared...
AdventureQuest Worlds 13th Friday the 13th event is almost here, and so are the -
Next Friday, November 13th...
Will be ready.
To serve their Master.
March 11, 2015
Voltaire, (un)Lucky Day, & rare Dage x Nulgath Armors
What luck! Friday the 13th AND Lucky Day double feature! Join Voltaire and Zazul in the all-new Unlucky Day Dark Carnival and test your (un)luck across a maelstrom of minigames & epic prizes starting this Friday!
February 11, 2015
Happy Valentine’s Day: 200 Free AdventureCoins!
We love our brave heroes, so you deserve something extra special this Hero’s Heart Day. Log in between Feb 13th - 20th and get 200 AdventureCoins! You must be level 10 or higher (becasue, you know, you gotta be responsible when spending those AdventureCoins).
Friday the 13th + Hero’s Heart Day Special Event
Friday the 13th AND Hero's Heart Day crossover event! It’s your classic Love Story... meets Undead Invasion. Embark on worldwide adventure as you discover if true love is truly undying!
Rare Items! Friday the 13th + Hero’s Heart Day
You’re in luck on the unluckiest day of the year! Get #throwback items redesigned from the first Fri the 13 back in 2009! There is a lot of brand new gear coming too!
Next Week: Embersea Isle
Should you save the world from an Undead invasion this Friday the 13, then you will continue your adventures in Embersea Isle next Friday!
HOT! Fyreborn TigerMaster Set
If you love AdventureCoins, then you’re gonna love this! Next Friday, Feb. 20th, you can harness the Fyreborn TigerMaster with any AC package purchase of $10 or more. Additional details coming soon.
AdventureQuest 3D Tech Demo: Testing Phase
September 12, 2013
Tomorrow: Rock Out Before You Battle On!
Rock out this Friday the 13th at http://www.AQ.com/ when you login and battle through our "Curse of the Vampirates" event! And what better way to get ready to adventure with Voltaire than by grabbing an axe to grind some bone-heads? NONE! So make sure you check out the pre-event Bad-Axe Guitar Shop, releasing late-afternoon tomorrow with some of the best six-string slashers EVER!
Slash scallawags with a six-string!
While the Naval-themed guitars will sell for AdventureCoins, there will also be several Legend-only guitars and the Octo-eight String Axe free-player guitar sold for gold... along with some other nautical new gear to get you ready to set sail for BATTLE!
It takes EIGHT ARMS to rock with THIS guitar!
September 12, 2013
Invite your crew to battle alongside you!
It’s a privilege being in the presence of Lore’s greatest hero: YOU! But every adventurer needs a a good crew to sail with, a first mate for every fight... so why not invite your friends to try your favorite online adventure game AQWorlds this Friday the 13th?
In AQW, EVERYONE can join the Skull N Bones crew!
Dive straight into our Friday the 13th: Curse of the Vampires event alongside your best friends as pirates plunder Lore and show them where the tastiest treasure lies! When you Refer a Friend, you will get bonus Gold and Experience, a free Friend Gem, and 250 AdventureCoins for FREE when your friend becomes an upgraded Member!
Of course... you gotta help your friend defeat all those tough monsters in return!
How do I Refer a Friend?
- Click on the Manage AQW Account link.
- Login with your AQW game Username and Password.
- Select 'Referred Friends' from the menu on the left.
- To invite a friend, enter their email in the textbox labeled "Friend's Email" and then Submit! Or you can copy and paste your exclusive Referral Link on your blog, on your status, on Twitter… anything you want!
- You can also Refer your Friend from in-game! Speak to Twilly in Battleon to send your friends Referral emails directly from AQWorlds.
Friends don't let friends eat undead sushi!
What about those sweet rewards?
Friends give the best presents*! For every Friend you Refer, you will receive:
- Gold and Experience based on the amount of Gold and Experience that your friend earns each day—the more they play, the stronger AND richer YOU become!
- 1 Friend Gem for each Referred Friend once they reach Level 5—Friend Gems buy all sorts of awesome items from Twilly’s Referral Shop in Battleon.
- 250 Free AdventureCoins when your referred friend becomes a Member—Upgraded Members always have the most fun, and you can get 250 ACs just for recruiting AQWorlds’ newest Member!
Best Friends for Unlife!
*Unless your friends give you a “surprise” box of pickles… like what Faith and Ai No Miko gave me! Icccky =p
How do I keep track of my Referred Friends?
Keeping track of your Referred Friends is easy with the Account Manager. After logging in with your Username and Password, click the “Referred Friends” link on the left side of the screen. You will see a list of all the Friends you Referred and whether or not they have Upgraded to a Member!
September 10, 2013
Your Favorite Gear Won't Always Be Here!
With new gear coming every week in AQWorlds, we cycle things in and out on a regular basis. Take a look below to find out when these awesome items are leaving, and when more are arriving!
Professor Dolfo is waiting for YOU north of Battleon
- Summer Shop - leaves this Friday, September 13th
- Obrigado Brasil Shop - leaves this Friday, September 13th
- Aranx Birthday Rares Shop - leaves this Friday, September 13th
Aranx's birthday rares shop only comes once a year!
- Fall Seasonal Shop - arrives the Tuesday after fall begins, September 24th
- LightCaster 3 month upgrade package - leaves later this month, replaced by Shadow Sorcerer
- Friday the 13th Rares shop - arrives this Friday, September 13th (not the same as Quibble's shop)
- Featured Artist Shops - return later this month. Because of how much is going into this week's Friday the 13th release, we are focusing ALL art talent on that.
Yarrrr, this be shiny loot for Talk Like a Pirate Day!
- Talk Like a Pirate Day Quibble Shop - arrives next Thursday, September 19th
- Wheel of Doom merge Shop - arrives this Friday, September 13th in the /doom map! Use the 100% drop Doom Draughts and XP Boosts to get other gear, including other boosts and exlusive items ONLY found in the merge shop!
Friday the 13th Returns... Again!
Legends can replay all of our Friday the 13th events all year long, but for the week before and the week after any Friday the 13th in-game event, ALL of our creepiest Friday the 13th events are open to ALL players! /join Voltairetown to access all of the previous events featuring Voltaire, Deady, and more!
Stuffed animals are creeeeeeeeepy!
THIS year's Friday the 13th event begins Friday night at sundown! Voltaire, Vampirates, and VERY VERY MUCH loot! Are you ready for Deady?!
September 07, 2013
Feliz dia da Independência, Brasil!
Thanks for your battling alongside us as we fight Chaos in AQWorlds, and congratulations on the anniversary of your Brasilian Independence Day! To make sure ALL our players can share the holiday excitement, we've made the Brasilian Independence Day items available to everyone!
There are some awesome Brasil-themed items as well as all of the items from last year!
This year the shop has:
- Chaos Warrior Macaw +3 pet (does more damage to Chaos monsters!)*
- Arara Caos Capa pet
- Dragao de Independencia 2013 armor
- Azul Macaw 2013 pet
- Ouro Macaw 2013 pet
- Verde Macaw 2013 pet
- Amarelo Macaw 2013 pet
- Jubilo Macaw 2013 pet
- Soldados Brasileiros 2013 armor
- Punhais Brasileiros 2013 dagger
- Espada Brasileira 2013 blade
- Capacete Brasileiro 2013 helm
- Defesa Brasileira 2013 helm
- Runas de Ataque 2013 dagger
- Runas de Protecao 2013 cape
* Bold items will go rare.
Our FIRST Donation Hero: Moato!
To continue the thanks-giving theme, we'd just like to say OBRIGADO, MOATO!** Because of you, one of our Ultimate Item of Donated Awesomeness winners from the Wheel of Doom has a shiny-but-slightly-used Dark Caster armor!
Who IS this generous Donation Hero?
Her name is Moato, and she is AWESOME! To let another player experience the fun of battling through Lore as a Dark Caster, she donated her armor to the Wheel of Doom!
Moato: you are OUR hero!
When her donation email was randomly selected from those who had donated the Dark Caster armor, we contacted her directly to confirm she still wanted to donate the gear. After she replied back, we removed it directly from HER inventory and gave it to another player. That is true generosity!
** Let's all sing now, "obrigado moato, mr. roboto"
We asked Moato over email how she found out about AQWorlds:
A friend of our played a game call Adventure Quest(first time hearing it on fact), and I went to the website and made an account and loved it. Then I saw MechQuest, DragonFable, and soon made accounts of those, and soon upgraded with them. But anyway, I saw WarpForce on the side and tried that out, and also saw this game. Again made an account in 2009 and haven't really stopped playing it(except when I'm playing EpicDuel, or other games). And THEN I saw the Design Notes about the wheel and donating stuff.
What is a Donation Hero?
We've got a LOT of people who want to donate rares to the Wheel of Doom. You guys are CRAZY-generous! To do that, please send an email to DonationHero@battleon.com with your account name and the list of item/s you'd like to donate.
One Hero's Treasure can be another Hero's Treasure... but only in the Wheel of Doom!
We will only contact prospective donators before removing items, so be sure to send the email from an address you check regularly.
Talk Like a Pirate Day/Friday the 13th Crossover!
This Friday, Voltaire returns with a ship full of booty and a hunger for MORE LOOT in our Friday the 13th/Talk Like a Pirate Day crossover event! Flashback to the 1st Voltaire event from 2009 as we head back onto a pirate ship to explore parts unknown!
Shiver me timbers... it's Friday the 13th soon!
With creepy undead sailors, a ship that will take you from sunny shores to the depths of the ocean (or despair), and an undead sea-beast that just wants a HUG (that's all, we promise!), you'll want to make sure you've brushed up on your pirate lingo and have your biggest undead-slaying blade on hand!
Quibble's Swordhaven Shop leaves Monday!
Quibble Coinbiter's Swordhaven shop has been around for a while, and if Quib's going to have enough time to gather his Talk Like a Pirate Day gear from his time-travel fairy connection, he's going to need to leave soon!
This Monday night, September 9th, he'll leave for parts and times unknown, but he WILL be back on Thursday, September 19th, with a shop full of piratey gear to make you /cheer!
August 26, 2013
And Dragon Rider Armors, Friday the 13th, and Talk Like a Pirate Day too!
Happy Monday hero! This week is super special because the Artix Entertainment team is headed to DragonCon Thursday morning! Whooohooo!
Later today, Cysero will publish his foolproof DragonCon Survival Guide for you and your friends attending DragonCon. If you’re impatient—like meeee!!!!—you can brush up on last year’s Survival Guide by clicking here.
Friday’s New Release
If you can’t attend DragonCon… no worries, friend! Friday’s new release in AQWorlds will totally make up for your absence. This cannot drag on any longer… because the highly anticipated RARE Dragon Rider armors are coming to Quibble’s Shop in Battleon!
Created with you in mind and inspired by DragonCon, the DragonKahn mount armor is only 1 of the new Dragon Rider sets arriving Friday evening. Due to popular demand (and the endless onslaughts of Tweets), Dage the Evil began creating a dreadful dragonoid of his own.
Then the Dark Lord of the Undead Legion began giving life into his creation…
Fierce! The Legion Raptor is almost ready—and now Dage needs your help designing the armored rider. Give him your ideas on his Twitter!
Friday the 13th and TLAPD
September is nearly here… and that means Friday the 13th and Talk Like A Pirate Day is rapidly approaching!
We have heard your awesome ideas on the AQWorlds Facebook Page regarding this Special Event. We have narrowed down our favorite suggestions and want to get your feedback on possible armor sets. What do you think about:
- Galactic Naval Commander
- Chrono Naval Commander
- Shadowscythe Pirate Captain
- Royal Pirate Slayer
Which one is your favorite? Or favorites?! Which pirate armor set would you like to /equip during Friday the 13th and TLAPD? Tell us your thoughts on the AQWorlds Facebook Page!
In the meantime, Alina, Artix, and myself are meeting with Voltaire, everyone’s favorite Pirate Musician and a legend amongst Friday the 13ths, to begin planning out September’s special in-game event. I will keep you updated on our progress!
July 13, 2012
Never Say Never When It's Friday the 13th
The unluckiest day of the year is here for the LAST time! It's the third Friday the 13th event of 2012 and both Voltaire and his undead teddy bear, Deady, have returned to help you save the day. During the last Friday the 13th event,* Sleezter Bunny inavded Lore with an army of Bunny Clones but failed miserably. THIS weekend, his master, the Beast Maker, is taking matters into his own hands!
Check out the Never Say Neverworld Event Page!
Your world is packed with plenty of monsters the Beast Maker wants... and the parts that make them up! Once he brings Lore under his control, all the creatures you love to slay will be his to use (and re-use) until they fall to pieces!
/join Neverhub to begin the Friday the 13th event storyline, watch the cutscenes, and browse the Event Rares Shop! Many rewards also drop off the boss and monsters! Members can /join neverworldb to battle through a member-only high EXP farming zone with exclusive quest rewards!
* To replay ALL the Friday the 13th events, /join voltairetown!
- Members can permanently access the replay map
- Non-members can access the map for the week before and during future Friday the 13th events
- None of the rare items from previous Friday the 13th events have returned
Dage vs Nulgath: NEW War Items!
To turn the tide of battle in the war to determine who is the greater Evil, your two favorite commanders have created even more legendary weapons! Each side has NEW items in each shop! And /join evilwar to view the opening cinematic for the Dage vs Nulgath war!
Dage's followers gain access to:
New Dage AC Rare Items:
- The Scythe of Emptiness
- Glowing War Glaive
- Bow of Concealment
- BladeMaster's Sword
New Legion Token Items*:
- Monster BladeMaster Armor
- BladeMaster Helm
- BladeMaster's Side Swords
- BladeMaster's Sword and Sheath
* Require Essence of Blade Master item
New Dage War Merge Items:
- The Scythe of Lost Hope
Nulgath's followers gain access to:
New Nulgath AC Rare Items:
- Void of Revontheus
- Katana of Revontheus
- Salvation Blade of Nulgath
- Hood of Shadows
Void of Revontheus, Sheathed Katana Cape, and Salvation Blade of Nulgath!
New Nulgath Diamond Items*:
- Vampire of Nulgath
- Warp Pack Cape
- Blood Void Helm
- Sheathed Katana
* Require Essence of Klunk item
New Nulgath War Merge Items:
- Redemption Blade of Nulgath
Death Bunee Nitro Toys at HeroMart on Friday!
Just when you thought the coast was clear… the Bunnypocalypse strikes again! And this time around, these adorably demented Death Bunees Glow in the Dark. It’s like real-life magic in the palm of your hand! Or in the box.
Really depends on how safe you feel with a wild Death Bunee watching over you. In addition to a lifetime of creepy stares, your Bunee comes with a special code that unlocks a Death Bunny Nitro pet in AdventureQuest Worlds!
Death Bunee Necro, Death Bunee Nitro, and Death Bunee Glizoryn!
The Death Nitro Bunee Toys are on sale at HeroMart RIGHT NOW!
July 12, 2012
The final Friday the 13th event starts tomorrow!
Join us for the creepiest, most luckless event yet.... and the LAST Friday the 13th event of 2012! Featuring Voltaire, Deady, the Beast Maker, and the most inept minion ever, Sleezter, you're going to want to buff your LUK stat this weekend beause the fate of Lore is in your hands! (Hope you've got a rabbit's foot nearby!)
This weekend you'll venture into the Neverworld, a vast domain making up part of the Shadow Realm. Encounter adhorrible (adorable + horrible), mutant creations hand-made in the Beast Maker's Lab-rary and try to sway them to your side... otherwise ALL of Lore's monsters will become part of the his mutant-menagerie!
The (un)Luckiest Event Rares EVER!
The Neverworld is filled with ghastly, ghoulish rejects from the Beast Maker's experiments.
To help you blend in with the crowd and convince these unnatural enemies that you're just like they are, we've got a giant shop of horrors FULL of the gruesomest gear in the Shadow Realm!
We'll have an AC Event Rare shop as well as monster and quests drops! /Equip your sharpest blades because the shadows are dark and full of terrors!
The War for Evil Escalates!
Yesterday I posted previews of what #DagesLegion can expect; tonight it's time for the #NulgathNation to see what is in store for them when Dage and Nulgath update their war shops with all-new gear!
Void and Katana of Revontheus
Nulgath and Dage know their followers fight better, harder, faster, and eviller when they have epic rewards waiting.
Hood of Shadows
To keep their minions on the front lines, they are stocking all of their shops with darker and even deadlier designs!
Sheathed Katana Cape
We've got MUCH more in store for you in tomorrow's release! Until then, /dodge black cats, /stepdance around ladders, and /use your mirrors without breaking them!
July 09, 2012
Never Say Never(world)!
Friday the 13th swiftly approaches, bringing with it bad luck, a badly-planned invasion, and REALLY badly-crafted creatures! That can only mean one thing... the Beast Maker returns! If you've played through the last Friday the 13th event (in April), then you're familiar with Sleezter Bunny and its master, the Beast Maker.*
Monster concept art #1 by Dage
This weekend he launches an all-out offensive against Lore; the goal - total domination and complete control over ALL the monsters! A Beast Maker's got to have beastly resources, right? Otherwise he'd be like an artist without paint.
Monster concept art #2 by Dage
With Sleezter's help (NOT the best choice...), the Beast Maker is going to plunder and pillage his way through Lore and its monsters - from frogdrake to frost elemental - are the loot! You'll need to find a way to stop him, and that means plunging headfirst down the rabbit hole...
Monster concept art #3 by Dage
into the Shadow Realm, slashing and stabbing your way to the heart of the Neverworld!
This is the third and LAST Friday the 13th event of 2012! As always there will be the epic event shops, the new Voltaire Top Hat helm, the Vorutanian Key Blade, and...
We are introducing a zone (shaped like Voltaire's Top Hat, of course) which will let you re-play all of the past Voltaire events! The plan right now is to have the zone open to members all year round and to free players during the 2 weeks of future Friday the 13th events!
- Journey to the Neverworld to battle mutant creatures
- Epically dark new gear! (Including a NEW Voltaire Top Hat!)
- Event Rare shops
- A high-level, member-only area
- A NEW hub map will let you unlock all of the previous Friday the 13th events
* Hint: He was guy with the glowing red eyes at the end of Part II's final cutscene.
Dage vs Nulgath War Fixes!
There were some problems with last week's war, but we've addressed those issues.
- Dage's farming quests require you to complete the "Hail to the King" quest from Shadowfall.
- Nulgath's farming quests require you to have the Unidentified 13 item in your inventory.
- Both Nulgath and Dage farming quests have had the turn-in requirements increased.
- Both Nulgath and Dage quests now have a 1% chance to drop an item upon completion.
- Each side is now fighting the CORRECT miniboss.
Remember: winning a battle does not mean you've won the war. The #NulgathNation has every chance to wrest the war win away from #DagesLegion... IF the Legion falters. But that won't happen... will it?
Both Dage and Nulgath's war shops will get NEW items this Friday, as well!
May 01, 2012
Dia do Trabalhador!
It's the first of May, and that means it's time to celebrate in countries around the world! In Brasil, it's also the Dia do Trabalhador, and to get into the espírito de celebração we're adding a new armor and helm to the Paymentez shop tonight! Brightly colored and ready for battle, /equip this new gear and you'll be good to go - whether fighting on the field or partying in the streets!
Players in Brasil are able to purchase memberships and AdventureCoins via Paymentez; this unlocks a special shop full of awesome gear!
Cinco de Mayo 2012!
Grab your maracas and string up your sweetest pinata, because Cinco de Mayo is almost here! This Friday night, the Cinco de Mayo 2012 shop will return!
The shop's packed fuller than the pinata pet with equips for the whole /party!
- Maracas and Dos Maracas weapons!
- Mariachi Armor!
- Sombrero and Big Sombrero helms!
- Pinata Pet! (It leaves a trail of candy when it runs!
And our second favorite part of the Cinco de Mayo holiday: it's Randor the Red's birthday! He will be featuring his birthday shop in HeroSmash this year! So fly on over and grab the gear to smash your opponents while /cheering for Randor!
MechQuest MayPril Fools' Mech
It's the first of May, and if you're familiar with MechQuest, our mecha-robots-in-space game, you'll know that means the Maypril Fools' mech is here! This year, Korin, Maegwyn, and the MQ team have launched the Loki Mecha into orbit... and the holiday shop! (And don't miss the one-day quest!) For more information about the Mecha, head here!
What is MechQuest, you ask?
Good question! MechQuest is the 3rd game released by Artix Entertainment back in 2008. Once you login, you'll begin a journey that catapults you from life as a student at G.E.A.R.S. University (campus location: central Soluna City, Planet Loreon) into one of the key fighters in the war against the evil and powerful Shadowscythe!
Make off-world alliances, right wrongs, and blast through battles across the universe! Armed with an energy blade for on-foot skirmishes and a hangar full of GIANT fighting machines (aka "mecha"), lasers, cannons, explosives - really, anything that goes BOOM - you'll be ready to rock the galaxy and save the universe from total destruction!
What's new in MQ?
Planet Romero is the newest, undead-liest zone in MechQuest's storyline. Warlic, the Dean of G.E.A.R.S. University, needs your assistance: board your ship and travel to Planet Romero, currently being exploited by the giant conglomerate EbilCorp for pharmaceutical testing.
Investigate reports of creatures described as "walking dead" and meet up with a certain Paladin (we're pretty sure you'll recognize him!) Adventure onward to learn about EbilCorp's latest wonderdrug, Poozom. (Hint: Expect to battle Zombies. Lots and lots of Zombies!)*
*Thanks to DrDOT and Plasma Charge for the Romero screenshots!
Friday the 13th rares leave tonight!
Have you battled the Sleezter Bunny yet? If not, /join sleezter and take on an army of bunny clones bound to destroy Lore! While you're there, pick up your Friday the 13th rares, because they're leaving tonight!
Shadowscythe Mousepad coming to HeroMart!
We've made ourselves some mousepads! (No ShadowScythe mice, sadly.) We're going to put a small test-batch in HeroMart soon to see how well they sell. If you want to show your allegiance to the ShadowScythe while battling the baddest baddies in Lore, keep any eye on Twitter and the Design Notes for news of when they arrive!
Coming with the mousepad is the epic Shadow Steel armor! The shadows will never be as silent as when you're sneaking through them in this gear! (Made of specially-muffled metal!)
Dage the Evil livedraw tomorrow at 4pm!
If you're online tomorrow at 4PM, make sure to login to AQWorlds and /join stream to see Dage the Evil's first in-game livedraw event and the last of our 5-week Livedraw series! What will he make? That's up to you! But knowing Dage, it'll be EPIC!
See you guys tomorrow as we continue working our fingers to the bone (skeleton reference!) to create the first release in Doomwood Part 2: Whispers of the Darkness Lord!
April 12, 2012
The Final Golden Cheezburger Has Transformed!
As per Knave1's wish, the Final Golden Cheezburger has changed into a special armor that will tie into the mini-storyline that he wished for. The Cheezburger is now the rare Interfector Deorum Armor!
The name of the armor was changed to Interfector Deorum after some of our players didn't understand the usage of the original name, so remember... your Golden Cheezburger didn't disappear... just look in your armors for Interfector Deorum.
NEXT WEEK we will complete granting the winner's wish and add the quest line he wished for to the game as a permanant addition. It was a great wish for the last I CAN HAS MOD contest.
FRIDAY THE 13th IS TOMORROW!
Tomorrow Voltaire and Deady return for a brand new Friday the 13th special event, The Bunnypocalypse!
Join Voltaire and Deady as they face down one of Deady's least intilligent enemies... SLEEZTER BUNNY! Will you be able to sneak through Sleezter Bunny's army of clones Bunny Minions and stop him from hatching the giant DOOM EGG?!
This event will feature an AC rare shop with Voltaire's new TOP HAT and other great items, lots bunny themed item drops for all players, new instrumental versions of Voltaire songs as well as his latest song "BUNNYPOCALYPSE"! Voltaire will be voice acting himself as well as Sleezter Bunny but can you guess which AE Team member did the voice of Deady?
The floppy-eared fun starts tomorrow at around sundown-ish or so. Maybe.
You can read all about the event HERE!
Bring Deady Bunee and Sleezter Bunee Home!
Voltaire has released an all new line of Deady Bunny themed toys which tie directly into this AQW Special Event!
There are several versions of these new 5 inch tall vinyl toys that will be sold on HeroMart starting at 12:01 AM Server Time (EST or GMT-4) and will cost $25 USD + Shipping. We will have FOUR versions of the toys but Voltaire will have special versions.
Each version of the toy comes with a code that will unlock SIX in-game Deady themed NON-MEMBER pets.That means that it doesn't matter which of the toys you buy, each toy unlocks the same six pets. The Pets are all 0 AC for free storage and none of the pets are Battle Pets.
The six pets are...
And even the ones sold through Voltaire's site will have the code unlocking these pets.
Not many of these were made and judging by how fast HeroMart sold out of the last set of Deady Toys I would suggest that you try and get to HeroMart as close to 12:01 AM as possible if you want one or more of these little guys.
If you want to see more images of the toys CLICK HERE!
J6: Planetside and Earthbound
As many of you know, J6 entered a contest put on by the METRO and SXC to be one of the first private citizens to get shot into space. TENS OF THOUSANDS of you got behind the idea of sending J6 where he belongs and the results of the contest are in.
Here is a message from the man himself...
"Some of you may not know, but a few weeks ago I entered a local contest for a chance to win a quick trip to space. I signed up with high hopes but low expectations and with the stamp of approval from my coworkers I was able to put the link up in the design notes for all the players to see. I was really impressed by the overwhelming support from everyone. I quickly climbed to the top of the leaderboard and stayed ahead with a massive lead of over 30,000. Last night the contest ended and I found out that I had not won. The votes helped me reach the #1 spot but the winner was selected from the top 10 finalists. The winner seems to be someone who genuinely loves space and plans to make a career out of it, so I’m happy for her and hope she has a great time. I was only in it for the awesomeness of it all.
I live up in Canada, far away from the underground lab so sometimes it can get a bit lonely working alone. It really made me feel connected to all of you when I saw how many of you voted (without my needing to bribe anyone) and I am really grateful, especially to everyone I work with who spread the link every day to help support me. So again, huge thanks to you the players and Cysero for letting me use the design notes for my own evil plot to draw upside down going at Mach 3 up 100 kilometers in the air. Even though I lost I’ll still be doing a few space themed items in the near future so look out for those soon.
And if anyone happens to have a spaceship, I’m still looking for a way to get up there.
We are all very sad that J6 didn't get picked by the judges but just seeing how many votes he got (the real winner only got about 2,000) really shows you what we can do as a community when we focus our collective will on a goal.
Well done, the lot of you.
April 09, 2012
Deady vs the Sleezter Bunee!
Clones, bombs, and... BUNNIES?! Voltaire and Deady are BACK this Friday the 13th for an all-new event featuring the creepiest Bunee this dimension has ever seen! Sleezter Bunny's army of furry clones will have you hoppin' while Voltaire gets you rockin' to acoustic remixes of some of your favorite songs from his last album!
With eggs so spoiled they'll rot your flesh, a bomb built to blast, and an army of bunny clones that reproduces like... well, rabbits, this is going to be ONE event where showing a lucky rabbit's foot might attract more monsters than it repels!
Sleezter Bunee Toys at Heromart!
No Friday the 13th event with Voltaire would be complete without real-world swag to remember it by! Take home your very own Sleezter Bunee Toy from Heromart this Friday!
Each Bunee comes with SIX pets - 6 non-member pets!* Voltaire's IRL loot never fails to stun, stupefy, and terrify, so if you're looking to scare the living daylights out of your enemies (... or friends!), then these are the toys to stick on their shelves when they're not looking!
* The Heromart site is out of date. You will get all SIX in-game pets when you purchase a Sleezter Bunee toy!
J6 Shirts in Heromart now!
Bounty Hunters, take note! J6 shirts are back in stock now but they won't be on shelves for long! This is the third time we've restocked the J6 shirts, and we don't know how many more we'll make, so if you want to look as fly as a J6, head to Heromart now!
Shirt comes with the J6 helm and the J6 Cowboy Armor!
Action Figures Coming Soon!
Now YOU have the power to choose who wins! Pit Artix against Sepulchure, Sepulchure against GI Joe, or Artix against a T-Rex! You decide the battles, you decide the winner! All you need to do is head to Heromart.com and pick up your own copies of our first-ever action figures! We expect to get the toys in late April or early May. We'll let you know as soon as we get them in!
Wednesday Livestream at 4pm with Mido!
Mido comes to AQW! If you've played through Etherstorm, you'll have met him already. And now you get to see his incredible art skills in action! This Wednesday at 4PM server time, log in to AQWorlds and /join stream to see Mido take YOUR suggestions and turn them into an awesome in-game item!
GodSlayer Armor coming this week!
When Knave1, the winner of the last I Can Has Mod contest, made his wish, he decided to become an in-game NPC with his very own storyline! He is King Alteon's Royal UndeadSlayer, and he needs your help to slay an undead god. With that as a base, we think we've crafted a compelling tale that will explore a facet of the undead most people never consider!
He also requested that his release be short, so we'll be fitting the entire tale into a single release, and it will all take place NEXT Friday! BUT the Final Golden Cheezburger will turn into the GodSlayer armor THIS week! I hope you've hung on to yours!
Bans for Botters! Earlier today, Yorumi had a coding breakthrough! He implemented a solution which lets us ban scores of botters which previously went undetected. In the first hour the patch was live, we disabled the accounts of 3,200 botters! They will be disabled for 24 hours THIS time, but if it happens again, the ban will become permanent.
Please, guys, we want you to enjoy PLAYING the game, hanging out with friends, and slaying epic monsters. Play right, fight hard, and BATTLE ON!
More news coming!
Look from more news from Cysero about the Voltaire Friday the 13th event as the week continues! Be sure to join us this Wednesday for the Livestream event with Mido! And get ready for Doomwood Part 2, which is coming in a couple weeks!
April 06, 2012
Would you like to hear about today's specials, sir or madam?
- A hot GRENWOG SEASONAL EVENT spiced with farm fresh Egg Hunts, free range Berserker Bunny 12 12 and EVOLVED Bunny Berserker 12 and ALL NEW organically grown Grenwog Items dropping from the Grenwog monster and new quests and quest rewards on Cabdury!
Please note: We have MOVED the eggs in Battleon and Battleontown. You'll have to find them in their new locations.
- Your choice of EIGHT delicious new Player Suggestions in the Player Suggestion shop in Yulgar!
Paladin's Vengeance Blade - Schillie
Sarazen Armaments - CervantesMaxi
Books of Power Cape - Championaustin
Aspar Polearm - Unleashed Rage
Enchanter Armor - Digyo
Enchanter Mask - Digyo
Luminous DragonKnight - Lord SlayR
Luminous DragonKnight Helm - Lord SlayR
- CHEF's CHOICE: SEVEN new TREASURE CHEST items!
Paladin of Old Armor
Horned Helm of Honor
Winged Helm of Justice
Helm of Wisdom
Altar Of Sanguine
Altar Of Ragnarok
Altar Of Caladbolg
The last three selections are our first HOUSE ITEMS, which give you in-game previews of the Sanguine and Ragnarok swords which will come with the Artix Button Collections coming soon to HeroMart.
NOTE: You will need house item space to accept these Alter House Items when you open the Treasure Chests. Please plan accordingly.
The Altar Of Caladbolg has a special treat for members of Dage The Evil's Undead Legion. Click on this terrifyingly beautiful House Item and it will offer you a quest which may reward you with the CALADBOLG SWORD, seen in the alter.
Ask your waiter for allergy information.
- CATCH OF THE MONTH! Freshly caught Battle Lamb Pet-o-the month is available for AQW Members (Yes, it's a Battle Pet) in Aria's Pet Shop! The Baby Wooly Mammoth came to the shop a little late so he will hang around for a little longer. MARKET PRICE.
Happy Grenwog and enjoy your meal! OR ELSE!
COMING NEXT FRIDAY!
Next Friday is FRIDAY the 13th and Voltaire is returning for a brand new Friday The 13th event!
This event will (as always) feature Voltaire and a new Event Rare Shop which will stay open for a limited time. It will also feature Deady, his arch-rival Sleezter Bunny and a host of other nightmarish rabbit enemies! It will also feature a ton of new acoustic versions of his music which he is recording for the event!
Voltaire's in-game NPC will reflect his ever evolving on-stage look that he is currently wearing at his LIVE SHOWS!
Voltaire has some new limited edition collector's toys coming out soon and HeroMart will be selling a few of them. EACH of the new toys will come with a TON of in-game pets (like 7 or something) which will all be tied into this event so you really don't want to miss it!
And yes... you will be able to get his new Top Hat.
WE'RE NOT IGNORING YOU!
Did you read THIS? You should. It provides very useful insights into what it takes to keep this thing moving and we all have our part.
February 06, 2012
Today is February 6th. That means that the Friday the 13th House and Event Rare Shops will be going rare and that the Akiba New Year event will be leaving as well and taking with it all the great seasonal items and rares (like the non-member AC pet) with it.
so long, PanLong!
Lady Azjurai is getting married tomorrow! If you weren't aware, Lady Az is a Mod on AQW but started out years ago as a player just like you, she was asked to help out on the forums then eventually moved to full AQW Mod and we count ourselves lucky for all the help and pre-release testing that she has been able to provide.
Finding love is a rare and wonderful thing and very often you want to share you feelings and celebrate with those who mean the most to you. In this case, she had decided that she wants to share her happy day with all of us in the AQW community.
Later tonight (or tomorrow at the very latest), you will be able to find Lady Azjurai in Battleon and she will be offering to share some items with you.
The Ruby Eternal Flame, Romantic Raccoon Helm (She has a thing for raccoons) and the Evil Toaster of Love.
I'm told that this was the first appliance that the two love-birds purchased as a couple and has given them nothing but grief since they plugged it in. It seems to actually have an evil face on it and it will burn the toast no matter what setting you put it on. Lady A and her bethrothed have many fond memories of running around their place, fanning toast smoke out of the window and laughing together.
Lady Az, we could not be more happy for you. Thanks for sharing your happy day with us and we all wish you guys the very best that life has to offer. Gratz!
I CAN HAS MOD Round 3!
It's been a while since we've mentioned it so this is just a wee reminder that the next I CAN HAS MOD winner will be selected on February 13th. To enter the drawing all you have to do is get the Golden Cheezburger Deluxe from Cleric Joy in Battleon. That gives you one chance to win.
Here is the FULL CONTEST PAGE if you have more questions.
REAL LIFE Limited Quantity Shop!
2012 is already in full swing, and pretty much everyone who wanted the ChronoCorruptor Class that comes with the 2012 AQW Calendar now has it, but I keep getting asked if this class is going rare.
Going RARE, one calendar at a time!
The short answer is that YES, it is going rare. We only have a few hundred 2012 Calendars left in HeroMart, and there are still a few floating around the US Toys R Us stores, but that's it.
We can't possibly print an infinite amount of calendars so, no matter what, there will only ever be a limited number of these classes in AQW.
Heroes Heart Day Is Coming Friday!
AQW's Valentine's Day Event, Heroes Heart Day, is coming so expect to be burried under a wave of pink hearts, thorny roses and chocolate with confusing cream centers.
This Heroes Heart Day we are going all out with special Musical Guest Mia J. Park so sadly there will be no time for a Mid-Week Release this week but you can expect this event to blow our previous Heroes Heart Day adventures out of the water.
Special reporter Artix Von Krieger has more on the event. Back to you in the studio, Artix...
Sorry folks, we seem to be experiencing some techincal difficulties. We'll check back in with Artix in tomorrow's Design Notes for that Special Report. See you then!
319 days until Just Another Day
January 25, 2012
This is the Guardian Sloan.
He is now standing just inside the entrance to Guardian Tower. Since the beginning of the game, it has stood tall and silent at the top of Battleon, home to the verification shops but not much else.
Finally we have returned to Guardian Tower in this mid-week mini-storyline and given you a real reason to run around there! This story is full of intrigue and suspence as new and interesting aspect of the Guardians will be revealed.
You get to travel to strange and exotic location. It's a cave.
You also get to tie a dude up and question him.
As usual, if you complete the Member Only storyline quests you will unlock a shop full of new armors, weapons and other items all made by SOLRAC (spelled it right this time).
There was some confusion about this release going to the AQ Classic Guardians instead of being AQW Member Only. While we do appreciate AQ Guardians (as displayed by the verification shop and Guardian Only Class, one of the few totally redesigned at your request) but THIS release goes to the AQW Members who support THIS game.
Guardians still get a LOT out the game in which you have upgraded, AQ Classic! :)
I've been seeing a lot of questions about when stuff is leaving the game, or happening in the game so here's a quick-n-dirty list.
- FEB 6th! Friday the 13th Event Rares, House Shop and chance to get the Friday the 13th Character page Badge will leave on FEB 6th! The rest of the event and the other badge will be permanent additions to the game.
- FEB 13th! The nect I CAN HAS MOD contest winner will be selected on FEB 13th. We will try to contact them that day but it may be several days before and IF their wish changes the Golden Cheezburger Deluxe into anything. The Golden Cheezburger Deluxe will also be removed from Cleric Joy's Shop on FEB 13th!
- NEAR VALENTINES DAY: The Artix and Sepulchure Action Figures which will be sold at Toys R Us in the US and HeroMart everywhere else, will be going on sale NEAR VALENTINES DAY. That is the closest to an exact date that we can get. These toys come with the Paladin HighLord and Doomknight OverLord classes, armors, weapons, helms, houses and Character Page Achievement Badges respectively.
CORRECTION: I just found out this the Artix and Sepulchure Action Figures will not be released until Late April of this year.
- EARLY to MID-OCTOBER: The THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS event will be going rare this year and taking everyything with it, including the Vindicator of They Class (unless we can finagle our way out of the contract) in EARLY to MID-OCTOBER of this year.
- NO IDEA: Our newest project, known under the working title AQ3D, will be released when we are done with it. It takes a long time to develop a game (especially a 3D Browser game) and we're just getting started. We have goals set but it's so early in the project that it's really not worth getting your hops up about it yet.
331 days until Just Another Day
January 14, 2012
Prancing With Heroes!
Did we really NOT release PINK versions of the Unicorn pets with last night's release?! An oversight that MUST be rectified! I couldn't go into the Lab on Monday, sit across from Beleen, and tell her we DIDN'T put PINK unicorns in! (Please don't tell Artix. SHHHHHH!)
To that end, I give you:
- Pink Flame Unicorn Pet - 150 AC/member
- Pink Robot Unicorn Pet - 25,000 gold member-only
They are both in the Event Rare shop and will disappear forever once the shop leaves!
But remember, you can see Voltaire, Deady, and Andrew rockin' the unicorn vibe under the shadow of Mount Etherstorm whenever you want, because the story is permanent in-game content! And speaking of Andrew's Pink Fluffy Unicorn song...
I can't stop singing it!
I'm going to talk to Warlic and Andrew and see about recording a "Pink Robot Unicorns Prancing with Heroes" cover! See you all Monday!
PS - Don't forget, the next I Can Has Mod contest will be starting soon! Which mod is it this time, you ask? WE DON'T KNOW! Whoever wins the contest will get to pick which mod gets to grant their wish!
January 13, 2012
Special effect bonus damage today
The card accurately predicted tonight's special event with Voltaire!But, beware, until midnight tonight, the "... on a Friday the 13th" card from the AQWorlds Card Game is EXTREMELY deadly. (and Deady.) If anyone takes advantage of this and destroys their friend in a game with it -- please let us know! As always you can get the AQWorlds card game at our online store www.HeroMart.com or in-store at U.S. based Toys"R"Us stores (in addition to our 2012 calendar and thingies - look for it in the card game isle with yu-gi-oh and magic.)
January 12, 2012
Do you feel lucky?
With Voltaire and Deady to inspire all of these EPIC items for tomorrow's event, we sure do! The weapons featured in this Design Notes are all Event Rares* and will be sold for ACs, but there's a whole host of Member-only and free player weapons, pets, and armors that will be released tomorrow!
If you're looking to spend your weekend battling fiery foes and are ready to take on a GIANT ROBOT QUEEN, then this is your lucky Friday the 13th!
Tomorrow's event (Part 1 of 3 Friday the 13th events in 2012) will feature such event rares as:
Voltaire's Chalice, Voltaire's Flaming Tophat, and Voltaire's Black Unicorn !**
The AC Event Rare house shop items will include:
- Voltaire's Black Unicorn (yard item)
- Burning Tree Trunk (yard item)
- Friday the 13th Event Poster (wall item)
Event Rare armors will feature:
- SteamKnight Armor
- Unicorn Crooner Armor
- Steamed Punk Armor
* That means they'll only be available for a limited time!
** Voltaire's Armor will NOT be sold, sorry! There can only be ONE goth-pirate musician!
Unicorn Crooner Armor, Steamed Punk Armor, Obsidian Axe, Mini Magma Dragon!
Among the Event Rare pets, you'll find:
- Voltaire's Black Unicorn Pet
- Miniature Magma Dragon (member-only)
- Amethyst Flame Unicorn
Molten Destruction Blade, Chained Magma Sword, ClockWork Gun, SteamSaw Blade
Event Rare weapons will showcase:
- Voltaire's Chalice
- Obsidian Axe
- SteamSaw Blade
- Chained Magma Sword
- ClockWork gun
- Molten Destruction Blade (color custom)
- And more!
If you've read Artix's AQ3D Design Notes today, you'll see that many of the people in the Secret Underground Lab have caught the Lab Plague. Cysero and Samba were out today recuperating, though Samba sick-swayed through animating half of the cutscenes! Cysero cranked out some of the event's NPCs while on the road to recovery, and I was down for the count earlier in the week.
I guess you could say we've been working "feverishly" on this event! /gong
PS: Believe it or not, one of the most time-consuming parts about writing the Design Notes is not the writing itself. It's gathering art assets and making up the graphics. Sorry for the late Notes.