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February 15, 2013

Battle Coliseum

A Tournament Of Champions For A Princesses Hand

Princess Brittany, eldest daughter of King Alteon and heir to the throne of Swordhaven is holding a Tournament of Heroes and the winner earn the right to court the lovely young princess. 


Who will win the right to Princess Brittany's hand? Will it be the Desert Prince, The Silver Knight, The dashing Lord Brentan, The frigid Johan Wryce, the mysterious hooded Faceless Knight, the viscious Sir Roderick or one of the red-shirt knights who get taken out in the first cutscene? 

This special Heroes Heart Day release features the second appearance of the music of Mia J. Park! It also features an amazing number of items in both the Tournament Rare shop and the Tournament Shop!

One Last Quibble Buff

Solrac has provided one last set to round off this run of Quibble. The Split Fang set!

An impressive caster armor provided to a elite group of magi within Xavier's arm of the Golden Onslaught. 

The Alpha Omega Class

The EpicDuel imspired Alpha Omega class also drops tonight!

This class is only 1000 ACs (half price!) or Members can earn it through group PvP (some of the set items can be earned through 1v1 PvP too). 

You will be able to buy the AC version from Ragnar's Class Shop (Or the Classes button in your Book of Lore) or get the Member earned version from Ragnar's Merge Shop. 

This class will NOT be going rare, so you have plenty of time to earn the Member version. If you want to know more about how it works check out my Alpha Omega Skills Breakdown

Carnaval and Chinese New Year Stick Around

Chinese New Year and Carnaval are still here! Terra da Festa is a permenant addition to the game but the rare shop and Chinese New year will be leaving very soon so don't miss out on the celebration items that you like!

BONUS CONTENT: I probably made some typos in this DNs post. Have fun finding them. OR ELSE!

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February 10, 2012

Love's Eternal Curse

This new... and unusual Valentines event is LIVE!

There is a story behind tonight's special release. When I announced that I was going to write a love story, Alina started chuckling. She did not seem to think love fit into my normal writing style of ghouls, vampires, undead and monsters. After a few months, and a dozen scrapped stories... I thought she might have been correct. But I was sitting with Galanoth and Aresion one night when a concept that HAD TO BE DONE appeared. I took it seriously. I wanted to change the ending of something that always weighed heavily upon me. I know that it will meet mixed reaction... so it will be up to you do decide if this was crazy or clever. Regardless, I really do hope you enjoy it -- it is not your normal "pink with hearts and filly lace"-type Valentines event!

Bug fix: If you are having a problem completing the quests, try going to /join lovescurse and watching the last cutscene again.

 

Featuring the music of Mia J. Park

As posted far below... I found Mia's music on YouTube completely by chance. Her voice was so beautiful that I was shocked when I noticed it only had 100 views!  She is a new, indie artist from Australia with only a few fans and immense passion for her music. So I asked you and the other awesome players to give her a hand with that. Thank you, because that same video now has over 31,600 views! When I asked her if she would like to become part of this year's Valentines release, she graciously accepted. She even wrote a special song, "One way ticket" for it. Like many of you, this is not the type of music I normally listen to. But there is something about her deep, beautiful songs that touches my heart. So I actually bought her debut CD "Metamorphosis" and have become a serious fan. I hope that listening to the music in the event causes you to do the same.

Mia J. Park - MetamorphosisGet Metamorphosis
(Mia's special link for AQW players)

I remember what it is like starting to follow your dreams. So, I am throwing my full support behind Mia,  and hope you will support her also by buying one of her CDs. Mia surprised me by sending me a link to a special page for AQWorlds players. She made her album available to you guys for 20% off until the end of the month as a thank you for having her in the event. This was unexpected, generous, and a very classy thing to do.

Let me know what you think!

This was one of the craziest release days in the history of AE. I would love to know what you thought of the event, and the other announcements. I will be watching Twitter all weekend via my phone... please let me know if you liked it. Battle on!

P.S. I would like to make a special thank you to Alina, who gave me a warm smile and thumbs up on my script (and fixed A LOT of typos O_O) then lead the AQW team to actually create this event. She is the best.

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February 09, 2012

Getting into Character...?

Mia is making a splash! (literally)

Before voice acting, we do our best to warm up by getting into the spirit of our characters. Apparently Mia does too... BUT in honor of the AQW Valentine's event, she actually had a makeup artist do her makeup as a mermaid, put on a pretty dress and went into the water! Now THAT is how you do authentic voice acting! Fortunately a mer-photographer took these goergous pictures... because... "Screenshot or it did not happen!"

Mia J. Park gets into her Mer-Angel character

This is so exciting -- we are all anxious to hear her in the game's release tomorrow. Technology Tell did a nice article on Mia and the AQWorlds Valentines Event -- and released some secret info I managed not to leak. Working with Mia has a been fun but also tricky - she lives in Australia, which is both home to many of our awesome players, and pretty much on the exact opposite side of the world from us. But thanks to the power of the interwebs and our gamer-inspired sleep schedules, that did not present a real problem, LOL.

Valentines Day BOSS FIGHT

The Eternal Curse of Love (AQWorld's 2012 Valentines Release)

Meanwhile, here at the lab, the entire AQWorlds team is in super crunch time. With less than 24 hours left till the release, we still have a ton of cutscenes, coding, art and animations to complete. This was a REALLY big Valentines day release to attempt to crete in only a week... but look at the bright side, at least this is not going to be a pink/heart/lovey/overly-cutified release like other Valentines Day releases. Nope... I wrote this story for you guys.... and as a teaser, above is tomorrow's BOSS MONSTER (Drawn by Dage) I really hope you enjoy tomorrow's Valentine's release.

P.S. For those of you following the AQ3D / EbilCorp Events, which has been attracting major attention from our fans, something BIG is going down late tonight. Get caught up and find out the results... however this turns out... tomorrow!

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February 07, 2012

Love is in the Ether

Artix's Love Story.... this FRIDAY!

Most of the things I write about are ghouls, gasts, and creatures of unspeakable darkness. So, the special love story I wrote for your Valentines Day release this Friday has me a little nervous. This is a unusual departure from the way we normally do things, and I suspect the ending will be controversial. There is something that I did not like in the real world... and I intend to change it in ours! Alina & Rolith read the script and occasionally burst out laughing. (But NOT at my boss monster.) I am VERY anxious to see what you think this Friday.

Valentines Event this Friday

Mia J Park will be voicing her lines

I posted a poll on Facebook asking if you wanted this love story to be voice acted. 900 of you said Yes. 29 said No.... and 97 voted for "Chuck Norris." (If Chuck Norris had won, would we have had to have gotten him?) Thank you -- we promise to do our best best! Mia, who's music will be featured in our Valentines day event lives in Austrailia. She will be recording her lines there. I found this video of her performing "Ever After" for a children's charity telethon. I love this song.... (A secret just between us: I played this song on repeat non-stop for three days while writing the script for this Friday's release.)

EBILCORP - A Name you can (NOT) trust.

OMG! Have you been following this story!? As previously posted, AE has been building a 3D video game (AQWorlds/HeroSmash members are to be invited to the first phase of the Alpha and Beta.) Last Friday, EbilCorp drones broke into AE's Secret Underground Lab and stole all of the 3D files and the classified game-server super computer couch (USB powered). In an act of arrogance, Chairman Platinum, the head of EbilCorp, blatantly posted the entire AdventureQuest 3D website right on the EbilCorp.com homepage, and claimed it was theirs. They did not even bother to change the website url's on the graphics -- they just crossed Artix's name off of the posts. Today, Chairman Platinum made a shocking video post. See for yourself!

EbilCorp Steals Artix's 3D Game

The AE team is not taking this lying down. Based on news in the newest video, Artix and all of his friends on Twitter are planning a course of action. Please do join in!

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