Design Notes

February 11, 2016

Last Chance for Assassin Commander Gear

Assassin Commander Limited Time Shop Leaves Friday!

If you are a fan of stealthily creeping up on your opponent and getting the job done NO MATTER WHAT... 

If your alter-ego is a Faceless Man... 

If you can stalk through the shadows without anyone suspecting you're there, maneuver your way into the throne room, take out the King and install a new regime all before Noon... 


But even if you haven't done any of those things (YET), we know a lot of you are huge fans of Assassin games, movies, and stories, so...  step out of the shadows and show the world how deadly you can be as an Assassin Commander! 

The shop features:

  • Assassin Commander armor set
  • Dark Assassin armor set
  • Jungle Assassin armor set

June 26, 2015

Jurassic AQWorlds Tribute Shop

Get the Jurassic Raptor Rider Gear in our new Limited Time Shop!

You don't need to be a master scientist or a tourist in a crazy-dangerous dinosaur-themed park to take a ride on a raptor... at least, not in AQWorlds! A ton of us here at Artix Entertainment love dinosaurs and the Jurassic Park movies, so it just made sense to share that love with you guys, and there is nothing cooler than slaying monsters from the back of a raptor! 

Laken's used all his genetically-engineered skill to create the Jurassic Raptor Rider for you all. Tonight's shop will be available until next Friday and includes:

  • Jurassic Raptor Rider Armor
  • Knight of the Dinosaurs Helm
  • Lance of Lizard Piercing

Each of the items in the Jurassic Raptor Rider LTS can be bought with AdventureCoins... and until July 10th, you can get up to 40% more free AdventureCoins depending on the package you buy!

PS: A few items are leaving game on Monday, so get them while you still can! The Seekers of Chaos and Shadow Warrior Blade+5


April 29, 2013

Kezeroth the Worldsaver

Limited Time Shop is LIVE!

In the Mirror Realm, Kezeroth the Worldsaver kept Lore from ending by throwing himself into the heart of a volcano ... and now you can honor his sacrifice by equipping his earth-themed gear! Find his 48 hour Limited Time Shop in Battleon!

Will you save the world... or end it?

The 48 hour shop will contain:

  • Kezeroth the Worldsaver armor
  • Forest Guardian Helm
  • Lady of the Woods Helm
  • Forest's Blessing Cloak

The shop will have two versions of the set: one for Members and one for AdventureCoins!


March 23, 2013

Limited Time Shop Ends Monday

Manticore Assassin and Evil Zorbak Bank Pet !

Unleash the Beast inside with our new Limited Time Shop, available until 11:59 PM Monday night! Take on the Chaos Manticore in the Venom Vaults this weekend, then display your victory with the limited-time Manticore Assassin set! Also available is the Evil Zorbak Bank Pet! Bring your bank with you wherever you go!

Are YOU ready to be a Manticore Assassin?

The shop includes:

  • Manticore Assassin
  • Manticore Assassin Guise
  • Manticore Assassin Wing
  • Manticore Assassin Wings
  • Evil Zorbak Bank Pet

What's a Bank Pet?

This is the first time many of you have seen us introduce a Bank Pet, and you might be wondering WHAT it is! All you have to do is click on your Evil Zorbak Bank Pet, and it will open your bank from anywhere in the game! This is a NON-Member pet, and will ONLY work for the owner of the pet! We know AQW Heroes collect a LOT of gear you quest through the game, so having a walking bank right by your side can be a really handy thing!


April 20, 2012

Assault of the Banished One

Knave1's Undead Minion rebellion!

Be on your guard this weekend, because it looks like not ALL of Lore’s necromantic servants are under control. They’ve called down the wrath of the Desterrat Moya – the Banished One – upon us all! Help Knave1, King Alteon’s Royal UndeadSlayer, face down this eons-old entity and send it back to the dimension from which It escaped!

The Desterrat Moya is in the Void, waiting to begin its attack on Lore!

The Desterrat Moya – called the Banished One – is an entity which inhabited this plane long before Lore’s current pantheon. It is an Elder One which clashed with gods… and lost. Not a god itself, the Desterrat Moya is a creature from the time when our stars were dark, but undead minions have called on it for generations to free them from their Masters. And now it has listened!

Send the Desterrat Moya back to Its dimension and you'll have a chance to receive epic reward equips like:

  • Armor of War!
  • Boom That Went Dynamite Gun!
  • Ascent to Arms Blade!
  • Infector Deorum Helm!
  • And more!

Knave1 has a bevy of battle-ready gear to offer you, too! Check his Royal UndeadSlayer and AC Rares shops to see everything in stock! The AC Rares shop leaves on Monday, April 30!

AC Rares Shop items include:

  • Undead Minion Rebel Armor!
  • Ascent to Protect Armor!
  • Ascent of Long and Short Hair helms!
  • Muted Helm!
  • Ascent to Conquer Blade!

Undead Minion Rebel Armor!

The Royal Undeadslayer Shop will be in-game forever and includes:

  • Purifier Armor!
  • Mask of the Infiltrator Helm!
  • Scarfie! and Golden Cape of Twirling!
  • The Epic Blades!

Purifier Armor and Epic Blades

Who is Knave1? 

From Monday's Design Notes: Knave1 is the winner of the final I Can Has Mod contest! His wish was for his own storyline, an armor, and his own NPC. He asked to be King Alteon's personal UndeadSlayer and wanted your help to slay an Undead god. We thought that was a REALLY cool wish and immediately started planning out how to realize his dream.

Dage's Dark Caster X shop!

Some of you got a taste of what it's like to be a Dark Caster. But why pretend when you can be the real thing? Dage is gathering his forces and he needs souls... I mean SOLDIERS for his Legion. Join him, embrace your power and become a Dark Caster X! Together you will march on Dage's ultimate opponent, NULGATH! Be prepared; the extermination begins this Summer!

Dark Caster X armor can be yours!

Everyone who has the ORIGINAL Dark Caster armor will gain access to the Dark Caster CLASS (to be released in the future)!

Dage vs Nulgath Summer War!

If you skipped over the paragraph above, make sure to read THIS one, because we are officially announcing this Summer's WAR! Dage vs Nulgath! Choose a side, join an army, and prepare to slay, slaughter, and battle the forces in a war of Evil vs Evil!

Earth Day 2012 event and Limited Time Shop!

After you've saved Lore from the Desterrat Moya, save the world from the evils of pollution! /join pollution to help Captain Lore, battle General Pollution, and gain access to the greenest gear in the game!

Season rares include:

  • Potato Powered Lightning Rod!
  • Bucket Head Helm!
  • Recycle Bin Turtle Pet!
  • And more!

Punch through the pollution!

Earth Day Limited Time Shop!

You've got the whole world on your face! /sing Carry the weight of the world on your shoulders and look environmentally-conscious while doing it when you purchase the member-only Terra Topper Helm! The shop leaves on Wednesday!

Surprisingly lightweight!

Warning: Shop Loaders are Bad!

Shop-loading is bad, mmmkay? When you download ANY program to play AQWorlds, you run the risk of infecting your computers with viruses, keyloggers, and other malicious code that could crash your computer. Besides that, it's against the Terms of Service you agreed to when you made your account. If you have been shop-loading, you'll know it, and so do we. Play right, play fair, and Battle On!


Beleen and Jemini have been working very hard on a secret project, and today we unveiled the first phase of it! Head to and look for the Lorepedia button:

This link to our on-site encyclopedia will take you to a page giving you the option to read about Lore's Classes, Badges, or Moglins! With all-new art and a collection of crazy-useful info, this page will continue to be updated in stages. Coming next: information on the Chaos Lords, Chaos Zones, and AQW NPCs!

The Lorepedia is not meant to replace the wiki; it's meant to enhance your knowledge of Lore and AQWorlds. It will not include information on info like monster drops or quest-givers, but it WILL give you all sorts of details about the characters and stories that make up our world!

Have a great weekend, everyone! We're going to get our game on, get to relaxing, and hopefully have a blast before returning to the Lab on Monday to begin Doomwood Part 2: Whispers of the Dark Lord!


March 09, 2012

Questions and Xanswers

The Insane Pyromancer Returns to AQW!

One of the AE Community's favorite villains returns to AQW this week. XAN is back!

If you have never played Dragonfable then you might not know who this guy is. I suggest you talk to Warlic at the top of the volcano map. He can fill you in on some backstory.

If you missed out on the first Xan release then you will need to make your way to the top of the volcano before continuing into the town of Basani which Xan has attacked.

The parents of Basani have been separated from their children and now their burning town swarming with fire monsters and the insane pyromancer himself separate them from each other.

You will need to take a little extra care in Basani as the monsters will attack you on sight! Be prepared to rest between spawns before you get to face Xan himself.

Fighting fire with fire using the new Elemental Dracomancer class!

You will be able to get the same monster drops from the Volcano or farm Xan for a bunch of brand new Member and non-member gear, such as the Molten Dragon Set!

It's been a while since we've seen Xan but hopefully we won't wait so long next time before we continue his story.

Spring Has (Nearly) Sprung!

Daylight Savings Time is coming up on Sunday. That is when we (well, some of us) turn our clocks ahead one hour (and lose an hour of sleep). To celebrate we will be having a Limited Time Shop (Button in Battleon) where you will be able to get some really nice spring themed rares all crafted by Solrac! SPRING into action before the clock counts down to 0!

New Treasure Chest Items!

It's been so long since we have added new treasure chest items so we've added a few this week and we will try to find the time to add more in coming weeks! This week you can expect to find these new items:

  • Diviner of Power Armor
  • Blood Spirit Staff
  • Golden Spirit Rod
  • Dual Blood Spirit Staves
  • Dual Golden Spirit Rods

Remember, you can get more Treasure Chest Keys from Twilly in Battleon, or just sell the unopened chests for a little extra gold if you don't want to see what is inside!

Dage's Legion Shop Update!

Following close on the heels of Dage's Birthday Shop, Dage has decided to update his Legion Shop in Shadowfall with new items!

  • Legion Titan (armor) which will cost you 1 Undead Legend Armor and 1 Essence of the Undead Legend.
  • Legion Titan Crown which will cost you 200 Legion Tokens and 1 Undead Legend Crown.

  • Legion Titan Cloak which will only cost you 150 Legion Token.

And speaking of Dage's Birthday Shop we have a LOT of Legionaries who are saying that they would like to see Dage stay in Battleon and celebrate his deathday for a little while longer so we've extended the shop just for you. It will be here until next Friday unless there is another round of demands to extend it. That is one long birthday party!

I CAN HAS MOD -  Final Round!

The semi-disastrous I CAN HAS MOD contest has now begun its last round. You can pick up the Last Cheezburger Deluxe from Cleric Joy in Battleon to get 1 CHANCE to win but remember that you get 1 EXTRA CHANCE to win for every month of Membership you have left on your account at the time of the drawing and 1 EXTRA CHANCE for every AExtra that you complete.

The drawing will be held on March 30th. We will then try to contact the winner and get their wish. Make sure that your AQW e-mail is an ACTIVE one that you check often. Or at least on the 31st.

Our last winner did unlock a new WISH RULE (by wishing for another class) so I'll list the updated rules...

Wish List Rules

#1: Unknown

#2: In the event that a wish will break fundamental game play, upset a player or group of players, or in any way result in problems or complications for the staff or game... a Genie Lawyer will be summoned from the forbidden plane of litigious wishes. If the wish was made with good intentions, the Genie will begin to negotiate a wish that will benefit the wish maker. If the wish was made out of spite, hate, greed or bad intentions, the Genie is allowed to use their powers of “wish legalese” to re-interpret the wish. If the genie is “unclear” on a certain part of the wish… even if it makes perfect sense to everyone else, the Genie is allowed to ask random players online questions and replace parts of the original wish with their answer.

#3: Any wish for an item will turn ALL Golden Cheezburgers in the game into the item that was wished for. 

#4: Unknown

#5: If a wish is made for something that does not exist, it will be created as long as it is original. If it is a selfless wish, it will be created with love and care. If it is a greedy or hurtful wish, another randomly selected player will be chosen to make a counter wish, which may produce unexpected and unfortunately results upon the original wisher. 

#6: Unknown

#7: Unknown

#8: Unknown

#9: Any wish that requires a lot of coding and might break the AQW programming team or make said team cry (i.e. Class, Entire Zone, All New Functionality) can only be wished for once per calendar year. Once that item has been wished for another items in this category cannot be wished for again until one year from the granting of the previous wish as elapsed.

#10: Unknown, and oh man, this one is 100% insane. Please never unlock it.

Remember that each of these rules can only be unlocked by people using wishes that attempt to break that unseen rule.

Once again, the reason that we're closing the contest down is that the last wish met with an insane amount of complaints even before the wish came out about receiving several completely free gifts. It's building unrealistic expectations, seems to bring out the worst in the community and takes up a lot of our time and resources. It's simply not worth running it again after this.

The contest may arise again in some other form with new limitations and restrictions, but then again it may not.

To those of you who have kept a positive attitude, thank you. We have been REALLY lucky so far and gotten several kind, selfless and very thoughtful winners and I can only hope that this last one is just as great as the others have been.

287 days until Just Another Day

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