Design Notes

October 16, 2019

Next Week: 2019 Achievement Tracker Rewards

The more you play, the more rewards you'll unlock!

Every time you log into AQWorlds, you've got some goal: meeting up with friends, ranking your newest class, or farming for the Blinding Light of Destiny. The sense of satisfaction when you accomplish that goal is one of the best things about playing AQW! But we want to give you even MORE rewards for playing... and that's where the Achievement Tracker comes in.

After 10 years of increasingly epic items (from pets to armor sets to map-sized houses and last year's exclusive class variant), when it came time to plan this year's Achievement Tracker rewards, we wanted to do something new. Something bigger. Something that we knew you guys would want.

Something that would let you choose your own reward. So this year, for the 11 years played achievement, we decided to give the gift of AdventureCoins... 1,000 AdventureCoins!

After yesterday's announcement, however, we realized we missed the mark, and hadn't given you what you really wanted. Based on many of your messages across our community platforms, we realize that, rather than AdventureCoins (which are useful but invisible) you're after a more tangible symbol of your time on Lore.

So, as of today, in addition to the 1,000 AdventureCoins you'll receive for unlocking the 11 Years Played Achievement, you'll also receive the Blades of Honor cape and weapon

A ring of bright swords will surround you while you battle, proclaiming to everyone who sees you in-game that YOU are among the elite of Lore.

NEW Achievement Tracker Rewards for 2019

  • 10 years membership: Golden Item of Donated Awesomeness
  • 750,000 ACs: Golden Item of Donated Awesomeness
  • 11 years played: 1,000 AdventureCoins + Blades of Honor Cape and Sword (color-custom + bonus damage to all monsters)

How to unlock your rewards

The Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness entitles the owner to choose one free rare item from a prize pool, just like if you received it as a drop from the Wheel of Doom. Once you've unlocked the achievement, you'll find a badge shop in your Book of Lore with a free pet. Complete the pet's quest to unlock your free EIoDA and claim your prize.

The 1,000 free AdventureCoins will be automatically added to your account once you are eligible.

More NostalgiaQuest Gear Coming Soon

Keep an eye on next week's Design Notse for news about more items being added to the NostalgiaQuest zone. NostalgiaQuest is available to all players with the 8 years played achievement badge, and each year will get several new, very nostalgic items added to the zone.

What IS the Achievement Tracker?

If you're just hearing about the Achievement Tracker, it is one of the ways we reward you for staying, playing, and supporting AdventureQuest Worlds!

  • Time Played Badges track how old your account is (1 week, 1 year, 5 years, etc)
  • Sagas Completed Badges track which of the main storyline sagas you've finished
  • Loyalty Badges tracks the support our Legends and AC buyers have contributed

Some of these rewards may take a while to unlock, but don't worry... they will never leave, so you can keep battling towards your goal!

  • 3 different achievement categories: Sagas completed, Time Played, Loyalty
  • 60+ badges and 200+ items
  • 3 of the badges are NEW this year: 11 years played, 10 years membership, and 750,000 ACs
  • 200+ permanent reward items for you to unlock, including the NEW gear below! 

And the best news: ALL of the progress you've ever made count towards the Achievement Tracker! 

How to unlock your rewards:

  1. Once you see an achievement unlocked on your Tracker, head in-game
  2. Open up your Book of Lore and go into the Achievements tab
  3. Scroll through your badges until you find your new badge and its shop
  4. Open the shop and get all the gear (0 ACs for free storage!)

Sagas Completed

Keep track of the main sagas in the 13 Lords of Chaos that you've completed! Grey badges mean you have yet to unlock the shop. Colored badges mean you can head in-game and find the reward shop in your Book of Lore!

  • Prologue: Ascended Avatar's Blade
  • Shadowfall: Shadow's Fang Gear
  • Chiral Valley: Phoenix Hunter Set
  • Dwarfhold: Mountain's Heart Gear
  • Yokai: Amethyst Enchantment Gear
  • Darkovia: Sapphire Enchantment Gear
  • Mythsong: Rockstar Armor
  • Arcangrove: Arcana Invoker
  • Sandsea: Sun's Tear Gear
  • Bloodtusk: Horcs Master Phoenix Hunter Set
  • Bloodtusk: TrollsElite Phoenix Hunter Set
  • The Span: Ruler of the Deep Set
  • Thunderforge: Blood Summoner Set
  • Swordhaven: Cyber Ruler Set
  • Mirror Realm: Mirror Daimyo Pet
  • Chaos Realm: Lore's Champion Set

Time Played 

Keep track of how old your account is... the longer you've been with us, the more rewards you get! Grey badges mean you have yet to unlock the shop. Colored badges mean you can head in-game and find the reward shop in your Book of Lore!

Time Played

  • 1 week: Ornate Blade of Light
  • 1 month: Hunter's Gear
  • 3 months: Vasalkar's Champion Set
  • 6 months: Emerald Emperor's General Set
  • 12 months: Beastmaster Ravager 
  • 15 months: DoomKnight Battlemage Set
  • 2 years: Doomknight Shadowmage Set
  • 3 years: Prismatic Laser Set
  • 4 years: Bright Amadis Set
  • 5 years: Cyber Dreadhaven General Set
  • 6 years: Gravelyn's Champion Set
  • 7 years: Light Mage armor set
  • 8 years: NostalgiaQuest zone
  • 9 years: Shadowfall Fortress House
  • 10 years: Color-Custom Pirate class variant + set
  • 11 years: 1,000 AdventureCoins + Blades of Honor items


The heroes who support the game by purchasing memberships and AdventureCoins are the lifeblood of AQWorlds! Without them, we could not keep the servers running or so much of the game available to anyone who wants to sign up and play. To thank them, we have several inventories' full of exclusive gear!

Each of the items in the Loyalty Achievement category come with a bonus, special item animation... or both as our way of saying THANKS! 

What counts for the totals?

  • Each month of membership you've purchased (total time purchased, not used)
  • ACs included in membership packages you've purchased
  • The 5k bonus AC add-on you can choose to add to membership packages
  • Any regular AC packages you've purchased
  • ACs earned through doing AExtras offers
  • 1 month: Gandolphin Pet
  • 2 months: Ultimate Flame Katana
  • 3 months: Celestial Paladin Set
  • 6 months: Illusionist Set 
  • 9 months: Phoenix Armor
  • 12 months: Elite Asgardian Set
  • 15 months: Bitterblade Rogue Set
  • 2 years: Chaos Watcher Armor
  • 3 years: DragonSlayer Inquisitor Set
  • 4 years: Jade Dragon Mage Set
  • 5 years: Toxic Flame Biker Morph and house item
  • 6 years: Nulgath Evolution set
  • 7 years: Light Mage armor set
  • 8 years: Swordhaven Castle house
  • 9 years: Evolved Grenadier class variant + set
  • 10 years: Bonus item of Donated Awesomeness
  • 500 ACs: Floating Matrix Conduit Katana pet
  • 2000 ACs: Blazing Chaos Gear
  • 12000 ACs: Overclocked Techsuit Set
  • 25000 ACs: Noxious Symbiote Armor
  • 50000 ACs: Toxic Symbiote Armor
  • 100,000 ACs: Necromancer Rising Set
  • 200,000 ACs: Platinum GryphonRider Set
  • 300,000 ACs: Swordhaven Mansion house
  • 500,000 ACs: Brightfall Fortress House
  • 750,000 ACs: Bonus Item of Donated Awesomeness

Achievement Tracker Rewards: The Whys and Whats

A "reward" is, by definition, something that must be earned. It's given in return for service, merit, hardship, etc.

  • For players who unlock the "Time Played" badges, the achievement tracker gear is a reward for their dedication and stamina, for staying with our community.
  • For players who unlock the "Sagas Completed" badges, the achievement tracker gear is a reward for their skill and drive to complete the many in-game sagas.
  • For players who unlock the "Loyalty" badges, the achievement tracker gear is a reward for having the desire and ability to financially support the development of the game.

Achievement tracker gear is a bonus, an extra bit of "oomph" to make the act of reaching the goals even more awesome!

For those of you unlocking new achievements this year, I hope you enjoy your bonuses! For those of you who are SO CLOSE to beating that saga or reaching that anniversary, keep at it! For those of you who have helped allow us to continue updating each week, thank you for your support! 

Remember: none of the achievement tracker rewards go rare. If you can't get the thing you want today, it will still be here tomorrow, next month, and next year!

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