March 26th, 2010
All that glitters…
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March 25th, 2010
Choco-Bunny is Nigh!
And So Is The End Of The War!
Tonight at midnight, server time (that's 12:00 AM EST) the non-member, transforming Choco-Bunny pet arrives!
And all you need to get one is redeem one of our AE Upgrade Cards for anything you want (renew your membership or buy Adventure Coins!) anytime between midnight tonight and April 11th. Suddenly, POOF, the Choco-Bunny will be warmly (but not too warm or he'll become a melty mess) snuggled inside your backpack!
Remember: The Choco-Bunny will transform into the Hulking Choco-Bunny and back again with a click from his master, and ONLY his master.... and everyone around you will be able to see the transformation!
He is a non-member pet so after your membership expires you will still be able to equip the Choco-Bunny until you decide yo renew your account (which you should do anyway :) )
Also, remember that the ONLY way to get one is to use one of our AE Upgrade Cards. Upgrading or buying ACs through any other method (mail-in, paypal, Cherry Credits Card, SMS, etc) will NOT get you the pet!
The End Of the First Vampire/Lycan War
It's nearly over, and it looks like the Werewolf King and his army of Lycans will be taking the Valley of Death from Safiria and her Vampire kin.
Once the war has been won, the War Boss will open for EVERYONE, with new member and non-member drops and 2 very informative cutscenes.
We prepared 2 War Bosses at the start of the war and once the war hits 100% the War Boss will be decided the future of the Darkovia storyline will be locked into place for future generations of players.
No matter which side you fought on, you have become a permanent part of shaping AQW. You did battle for your side in AQW's FIRST Vampire/Lycan war.
Again, no matter which side you chose... you represented your faction and did battle for your side. You should be proud.
March 23rd, 2010
War Wages On!
And We Won't Go Down Without A Fight!
Never have I seen such dedication from you and your fellow players! The timeless war between Lycan and Vampire wages on…. and in only a few passing days, you have shown the world that Lycans are truly the top-dogs.
But it’s not over yet! The Lycans’ feral instinct has kicked in, ravaging the battlegrounds and any opposing rivals that stand in their way. Rivals meaning Vampires. Of which I am a part of.
But we can still win this, my fellow Vampires! Let us join together and take down those Werewolves! Depending on which side wins this war, a mighty War Boss will appear and try to even the odds. So let’s finish this war and reap our well-earned rewards (like new items and slobber-free furniture!)
Loco for Choco-Bunny!
Who here likes chocolate? Pssh, well OF COUSE you all love chocolate! And using my recently honed mathematical skills, I have discovered that Milk Chocolate + Bunny x Transforming Mutant Rabbit of Cocoa Goodness = Amazing Rare Pet! The Choco-bunny Pet will be obtainable by activating your AE Upgrade Card starting this Friday, March 26th. This offer will be valid until Sunday, April 11th.
Wait, so I can’t just buy the bunny with gold or ACs or by becoming a Member using some online method? Nope, sorry! This pet is only available to those who get an AE Upgrade Card from a store and activate it between March 26th and April 11th. However, our gaming Cards are only available in some select countries, and we are truly sorry if there are no Upgrade Cards near your humble abode. But you can always use our Store Finder to see if there is a store near you!
Some of you may or may not know about Miltonius’ not-so-little secret. Last Friday, Miltonius surprised the entire AE team with one of his best kept secrets: Miltonius’ Playground. This secret map and all of the wonders inside (which I have yet to see for myself… /cry) has been temporarily taken down for some maintenance and a tune-up. So if you’re still lookin’ for his secret map… you won’t be able to find it. But this Friday, his map will be re-released with all the glory and wonder just waiting to be uncovered. And hopefully bug-free.
So, how do you find his secret map? That part, my friend, is a secret. Oh and yea, also because I don’t know either.
COMING SOON: New Drawing Contest!
Attention all you artists out there! A new contest is on its way, and if you happened to have read the above subtitle, then you already know what it’s about: Drawing! So get your pens, pencils, erasers, paper, quills, and finger paints ready… we cannot wait to see your masterpiece!
But not yet. Because the Contest isn’t up on the Forums. It soon will be… right after we finish fighting this war!
And with any contest, you know there is going to be an awesome prize. Well, prizes, since we can never seem to pick just one winner. Because you are all winners to us =D
You can take a look at some of our Past Winners HERE.
See you on the AQW Forums!
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March 22nd, 2010
Non-Member Choco-Bunny Pet!
AE Upgrade Card Rquired!
Remember Cole? He was a non-member pet that we gave away to any player who used an AE Upgrade Card on their account. You could use it to get your firest membership, extend a current membership or just to buy ACs... and Cole was added automatically to your Backpack.
Well, we're doing that again. Introducing Choco-Bunny!
Starting this Friday (March 26th) and running for two weeks (until April 11th), when you use an AE Upgrade Card on AQW, Choho-Bunny will find his way into your backpack.
He is a NON-member pet so if you just need some ACs you can still equip him and you can keep him equipped well after your membership expires!
The BEST thing about him is the fact that he with a click from his master (and only his master) He transforms into a huge, hulking Sabertooth Choco-Bunny. Unlike the Transforming armors released last Friday, EVERYONE will be able to see him transform at your command!
Remember: to get this non-member pet you MUST use an AE Upgrade Card! Upgrading or buying ACs using any other method will not work, and you must use the AE Upgrade Card on or between this Friday, March 26th and Sunday, April 11th!
To those of you in countries that do not sell the cards, I'm sorry. The company that prints and distrubutes the cards to stores for us decide what countries they want to distribute in (printing those things cost money and we can't afford to send them to every country on Earth... just the countries with the largest number of players!) and Artix Entertainment has very little control over that.
The transforming non-member Choco-Bunny pet is only availible for a short time and will NEVER RETURN to AQW, so get it while you can!
Miltonius' Secret Playground!
I spent a LOT of this weekend fixing bugs (not uncommon). GUESS WHY!
Miltonius who is the Art Director and one of the lead artist on AQW (as if you didn't know), spoke to me last week about this idea he had for adding a secret maze that was nearly impossible to get through and when you DID get through it, he would be standing there selling some of the rarest most awesome looking and insanely over-priced items in AQW... or he might kill you for moving. It would change all the time, he said, adding that nothing... even the item prices would remain the same for very long.
I said it was a great idea, thinking it would be released later this summer after a fair amount of staff testing of the secret map and all the new items.
Miltonius, being the sneaky whatever-he-is that he is, snuck his secret map and all the secret items in under ALL OF OUR NOSES with ABSOLUTELY ZERO TESTING!
Some of the items and even the map were broken, locked, unlocked, re-released, flagged as Staff-only items, and apprently some of the items REALLY broke on the PTR.
Anyway, everything is under control (as much as it ever was) now and most of the fires are out, so if you've found Miltonius' secret maze of insanity, enjoy it. If you haven't... ask a friend!
Maybe they've heard something!
I'm Lycan It!
Actually I'm lovin' it! The Werewolves are SMASHING the Vampires in AQW's first Vampire/Lycan war.
I say first, because there WILL be others.
Some people have said that We're not playing fair. The only reason they've said this is because they are Vampires and don't like the bitter taste of defeat.
The monsters are the same on both sides in terms of difficulty and frequency of mega-medal drops. The Lycans just seem to have that fighting spirit that the Vamps lack.
Hey Vampires... are you just going to take this? The war is far from over and you guys have plenty of time to rally your troops and go on the offensive... if you think you can take us, that is.
P.S. Artix, Beleen and several other AE Staff are fighting for the Vampires!
March 19th, 2010
Vampire vs Werewolf WAR!
The Ultimate Rival Showdown
For centuries, Vampires and Lycans have been natural rivals, fighting over territory, power, and the last piece of cake. No one has ever had a solid answer as to which faction is stronger. This has been one of those unanswered questions that everyone wants to known. But tonight… the truth will FINALLY be revealed! The ultimate battle between Vampires and Werewolves commences!
Team up with the Vampires and take down the slobbering Lycan pack in War. Or join the vicious Werewolves and take a bite out of the Vampire clan. Whichever side you choose, remember this: your actions will determine the fate of Darkovia, and also the fate of Lore!
No one knows how the War will turn out. What will happen if the Vampires win? Or the Lycans? This is not your average war—this is history in the making! Log in now, join your side, and prepare for an all-out assault!
*Important Update* When we first planned out this war, we were going to implement PVP (player vs player combat), something only found on the PTR servers. However, due to time restraints, bugs, and time-travel faeries, we are unable to throw PVP into tonight’s release. However, Minimal and the entire team are working on incorporating this feature into the war. We will let you know the moment that it is put in game and made live. So in the meantime, keep on fighting and prove to the world of Lore that your faction is the strongest!
Quibble Coinbiter Returns
Your favorite traveling sales moglin has returned to Battleon, loaded with an arsenal of brand-new never-before-seen Vampiric & Lycan items! Swords, scythes, armors, and bows are available to help your chosen faction prove victorious. There are 12 new items you can arm yourself with, including:
Do these items sound familiar? Well, they should, since we got all of these ideas from the Darkovia Designs, Inc thread up on the forums! Thank you all for your wonderful ideas—we could not have made such an awesome release without your help!
NEW DAILY REP QUESTS
Need more Vampiric and Lycan Reputation? Say no more—Brysin of the Vampire clan and Faopaw of the Lycan pack have a new Daily Rep Quest that offers a whopping 2500 reputation boost to your chosen faction. Each quest is pretty difficult to complete and only suited for the strongest warriors in Lore, but the rewards make them worthwhile.
Best of luck to you, Hero! On behalf of the entire AQW Team, we hope you enjoy this brutal release. On that (design) note, I will be seeing you on the battlefield. Hopefully fighting on MY SIDE. Mwahah!
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March 18th, 2010
Facebook Security Update!
Let's Put An End To Those Fakes!
A lot of you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and we are glad that you do! It's an easy way for us to stay in touch with the community and an easy way for us to say No to people who ask for free stuff!
Unfortunately we don't have any control over those 2 social networking sites and we're seeing a lot of fake Artix, Beleen, Rolith and Cysero's pop up on Facebook. These guys are scammers who are trying to con people into handing over their passwords.
Some of you guys are so excited that you ignore the fact that these FAKES are promising you FREE Acs, free Memberships or offering to make you Mods... all all you have to do is give them your password or e-mail. THEY ARE LYING TO YOU.
Handing over your e-mail or password is like giving a robber the keys to your house. AE (Artix Entertainment) Staff members will NEVER ask you for anything other than your character's name. That's all we need.
EVEN IN AQW, if someone asks you for your password for ANY REASON, they are trying to steal your account.
I would like to give you a few links:
Remember that we're pretty busy so we may not get to answer all of your e-mails but we will try.
Remember that if you need help with your account, Player Support is where you should go. Nythera and Zazul are very capable and if you can be helped, they are the people who do it (Thanks guys)!
Remember that anyone can sign up with ANY name and pretend to be ANYONE, so even if someone has AE in their name... it doesn't mean they have anything to do with Artix Entertainment.
Finally, remember that it's NEVER a good idea to give out personal information of any kind to strangers on the internet.
Protect yourselves. We don't want any of you losing your accounts or worse.
March 17th, 2010
Happy Good Luck Day!
I hope you’re wearing green…
*PINCH!* OWW! I got cha, Lim—you’re not wearing green today! Everyone knows you love to wear your black and plaid lumberjack shirts… but today, of all days, you have to wear green. March 17th is Good Luck Day, and it’s a world wide web tradition to pinch those who are not wearing green! You have been warned =P
Good Luck Day is currently being celebrated in Lore at the Shamrock Fair just on the outskirts of Battleon. Join your friends at the fairgrounds and play 5 of our newest minigames, including Smack a Sneevil, Rainbow Run, Clover Fields, Jackpot ‘o Gold, and the guaranteed-to-get-you-lost Hedge Maze. Each game offers Golden Tickets and when you have collected enough, you can get your hands on some Lucky Prizes that are sure to make your friends green with envy.
Some of those prizes cost a lot of tickets, huh? Not to worry—we have a great solution! At the Shamrock Fair Entrance, talk to the Fair-y Faeries to purchase the Lucky Hat for a nominal fee of only 150 AdventureCoins. This hat is not only oh-so stylish, it also DOUBLES your Golden Ticket earnings! Get hundreds of Golden Tickets in NO TIME when you buy this super lucky hat.
But Beleen, I’m running low on AdventureCoins! HALP! Easy, easy… did you know you can use your Cell Phone to get 1,000 ACs for only $4.99? It’s true! First, login to the Membership Upgrade Page and then scroll all the way down until you see "Pay by cell phone SMS text message!" Just click, follow the instructions on the next page, and WHAMMO! You’ve got yourself a healthy stash of ACs—more than enough to get the Lucky Hat! You can also further support the game by Upgrading to a Member; the 3-month membership comes with a bonus 1,000 ACs, yanno =D
Happy Birthday, Mommy!
Ding! My mommy just leveled up in real life! +10,000 XP! My mommy is one of the greatest moms in the whole wide world, and so for her birthday on this incredibly lucky & special day, I wanted to do something extra-special. She’s on this so-called “diet,” so I headed to Publix and bought her this awesome calorie-free Cheesecake! Okay, okay, so it’s not calorie-free, but still, it is too delicious for anyone to pass up! YUM!
Beautiful, isn’t it? I am also taking my mom out to dinner at Grill Smith tonight and surprising her with a bunch of odd-ball presents: a pair of hedge-clippers, a big book with big pictures of big dogs in it, a lovely bouquet of flowers, and a half-used roll of left-over wrapping paper (the gift that keeps on giving).
I really hope my mom likes all the gifts I got her! I mean, come on—who wouldn’t love to unwrap a slightly-used roll of wrapping paper?! Best. Gift. Ever.
Happy Good Luck Day everyone! And happy birthday to everyone who was lucky enough to have been born today =D
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AdventureQuest Worlds MMORPGA massively multiplayer game that plays online with Flash right inside your web browser. No software to download or install -- and this MMO is free! Battle monsters in real-time RPG combat alongside your friends. Check out the screenshots and then see what chaos and insanity is in development now on Artix & Cysero's design notes.
Upgrade Your Account
Become a member and you will get access to member-only exclusive classes, weapons, areas, shops, quests and special pets... including Dragons which can be turned into
The Rare (and delicious) Choco-bunny
Who says you can’t play with your food? The highly-anticipated & super-rare Choco-bunny Pet is finally here! But the ONLY way to get your hands on this scrumptious poly-morphing critter is by purchasing one of our Upgrade Cards, available in a store near you! The Choco-bunny will be available for a limited time starting Friday, March 26th and lasting until Sunday, April 11th, so if you really love chocolate, or if you really love transforming bunnies, or a combination of both, then there is no better time to get your AE Upgrade Card! Read more on the Design Notes
Did you know that every AE game has a special Choco-bunny themed item? If you Upgrade your account in DragonFable, MechQuest, AdventureQuest, or EpicDuel with an Artix Entertainment Upgrade Card, you can get a rare choco-bunny item unique to that game! Head on over to your favorite game’s homepage and check out your just desserts (item)!
Twilight Expansion & Darkovian War Boss
Defeat Edvard the Vampire & the Cadaverous Creeper
Wage war and dominate your opposing faction! Join us for the ultimate battle against the 2 bitter rivals of Darkovia: the Vampire clan and the Werewolf pack. But now that the Lycans have dominated the battlefield, the Vampires have sent in their secret weapon: Edvard! Don’t be fooled by his outer beauty; this War Boss will attack anything that crosses his path (or makes fun of his glittering face), including his own kin!
More trouble is brewing in the world of Lore. In the Twilight realm, the Arachnomancers have discovered a new tunnel dug by the Dreadspider Army, leading to who knows where. Strange sounds can be heard from inside this burrow, and Argyron the Arachnomancer believes that a prawn-like creature, known as the Cadaverous Creeper, is to blame. Explore the newly expanded Twilight Map and aid the Arachnomancers! Read more on the Design Notes
Explore the haunted forest of Darkovia
The foreboding gates leading into Darkovia have finally been opened. You carefully journeyed inside the graveyard flooded with skeletal mages, rattlebones, and albino bats as you helped either the Lycan pack or Vampire clan take down the dreaded undead werewolf, Blightfang. But new dangers impede your path as you make your way to Queen Safaria’s Castle. Luckily, a Shadowslayer by the name of Z is willing to help… in exchange for your services on some important missions to defeat the overpowered Arch Lich of the forest! Slaying the Lich is the only way to discover the real threat endangering Darkovia and her inhabitants… Read more on the Design Notes
Evil Empress of the Shadowscythe
Full Class Released
Are you powerful enough to master and command the forces of the darkness? The DoomKnight trainer can now be found in the fortress of Shadowfall.
"Home is where you hang your helm."
Buy your own place and customize it with over 130 house items. Invite your friends or visit their place by typing /house
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An Unlikely Alliance
Good & Evil vs the forces of Chaos
The story has begun! Will you join the side of good or evil in our battle against a common new foe? Use your Book of Lore to begin your adventure and join thousands of players each week as the story unfolds.
Good & Evil Shops!Each faction has a special shop containing awesome looking armor and weapons. Visit the evil shop in Shadowfall or the good shop in Swordhaven.
Guard your Dragons from DEATH
Dragon pets are often available in Aria's shop. Beware friends. There is a rumor that Death itself is roaming our world for some mysterious purpose. Whatever you do... do not let him touch your pet Dragon with his skeletal hand. Pet... Dracolich!?
Want more bag space?
You can now permenantly add up to 40 more slots in your backpack, 20 more to your bank or 20 more to your housing items. Talk to Valencia in the town of Battleon. AdventureCoins are now available via the upgrade page.
Grab our newest wallpapers, created by Randor the Red at our official Wallpaper site.
120+ pages of MechQuest madness. Also includes a code which unlocks an exclusive armor in AQWorlds.
The AQWorlds Battle Bar
Get the ultimate AQW player's browser tool. It displays your gold, ac, and allows you to instantly access your friends list and character page. The best part is, the search feature will earn you AdventureCoins!
Referred Friends earn you EXP and Gold!Would you like your friends and family to earn you some gold and exp while you are offline? Check out our brand new refer-a-friend system. It is surprisingly fair and you can even earn AdventureCoins!
Click here to learn how
A Four Part DungeonExplore one of Lore's most legendary dungeons and unlock its secrets. You can get their using the new button in town, your map, or by typing /join bludrut
Four levels of dungeons each with their own art and monsters. Brand new quests and adventure! Levels 1 & 2 are available to all players. Levels 3 & 4 are Member-Only. Monsters now have a small chance to drop the weapon they are holding. Including the Boss!
Battle the Red DragonUntold Danger and treasure await you within this massive and heavily guarded Dragon's lair. Are you brave enough to venture deep into the heart of this dungeon and battle AdventureQuest Worlds FIRST DRAGON!? You can get their using the new button in town, your map, or by typing /join lair
AdventureCoinsGet AdventureCoins to access and equip the rarest weapons, helms, capes and armors. You can also use them to add more equipment inventory space, bank storage space, and housing inventory spaces. To see our payment methods, click here
Freedom to change and level up different ClassesAdventureQuest worlds was designed so that you can play ALL of the different classes with just one character. If you love mixing up your play style and trying different things out -- you will love this. Seek out trainers and obtain new classes. Some may require you to undergo special quests or meet certain requirements. Then, all you need to do is wear it and play to level it up. Each class has 10 ranks and unique skills that you can unlock. Leveling up the class may also cause the trainer to open up special shops with class specific gear for you to use... or even secret elite-class quests!
Customize your character even more with Armor!Special armors can be found in shops and monster drops all over the world.
New Zones, Quests, Items, Classes.... and moreThe game is being developed right under your feet as you play it. We read our forums for your awesome ideas and suggestions and build as much as we can each week so there is always something new for you to look forward to! Also, here is a list of new features that Minimal, Zhoom and I are building for you next. Read the Design Notes for behind the scenes info!