Design Notes

June 11, 2024

New Midweek Update is Live!

Fishy Sword, Fresh Updates, and Fixes

Our Tuesday update is not all! Battle the River Fishman in /greenguardwest for a chance to get the 0 AC Fishy Sword. Plus, we'd updated and adjusted a number of old maps, quests, and items to make them more enjoyable for everyone.

First caught in 2012, it was only ever available as the Fishy Sword and Shield dual-wield weapon in the Fishing Gear Shop. Newer heroes will need to combine the Fishy Sword drop with Fishin' Chips to create the Fishy Sword and Shield.

Additional Updates

Based on your feedback across various platforms, we've made a few quality of life updates to older maps & items.

Raxgore Shortcut: if you've beaten all of the quests* in /doomvaultb, you'll now have a much faster way to go straight to Raxgore. You'll see a button that will take you to the bttle frame.

Valencia /Eventhub Update: 

  • Hollow Treasure Hunt button added
  • Stars added to hunts to help communicate difficulty
  • Rose Rapiers quest updated and rebalanced

Darkon House Item Stacks Increased

  • Pizza: x1 > x8 
  • Re / Fa / La / Mi's Bean Bags: x1 > x4 
  • Drumsticks: x1 > x6 
  • Suki's Bookcase, Bed, Armorstand: x1 > x6 
  • Astravian Rug, Bookcase: x1 > x6 
  • Astravian Turret I + II: x1 > x6 
  • Astravia's Air Defense I + II: x1 > x6 
  • Juror #1 / #2 / #3 / #4: x1 > x22

In our quest to give all you nostalgia-lovers more of what you're after, we've been digging through old, unreleased item files and looking at player feedback for art (like NPCs/monsters/gear) from other AE games we can release in AQWorlds and man... today's planning call was full of meaty ideas and good memories.

Next week's call will be dedicated to reviewing a five-page doc covering specific feedback about the last year of midweek updates so future additions can bring you even more of what you want to see!

* Except the Ultra Raxgore quest

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June 10, 2024

Game News: June 10 - 16

Read on for the latest news and information

Summer's here, and our weekly release schedule is heating up! Stay up to date with details on the new releases, server boosts, daily login gifts, art previews, balance updates, and more in this week's game digest post. 

Monday, June 9: Infinity Update

Artix announced a new tech demo test for AdventureQuest Worlds: Infinity is coming this week!

Stay up to date with all the Infinity development news at www.AQ2D.com.

Tuesday, June 10: New Midweek Update

Our Tuesday update is not all! Battle the River Fishman in /greenguardwest for a chance to get the 0 AC Fishy Sword. Plus, we'd updated and adjusted a number of old maps, quests, and items to make them more enjoyable for everyone.

Read the full post for more details.

Wednesday, June 12: Art Preview

Loremasters have been getting a lot of love from the community this year. But even hardcore archivists need to get out and touch sand sometimes. That's why we chose to create a swimsuit set for LoreMaster Muusa this year. Coming to AQWorlds this summer!

Follow @Alina_AE on Twitter for more art previews.

Thursday, June 13: Dark Spirit Orbs Boost

Get double rewards as you battle to collect the resources to create Sepulchure's DoomKnight Armor!

Read the full post for more details.

Friday, June 14: Release Details

Read on for news about this weekend's new updates: new main story update, Father's Day of Doom returns, Featured rares shop, and more!

Log in this Weekend for:

  • Main Story: new update in the Cold Thunder Saga
  • New rewards: Skye Rogue armor sets
  • Holiday Event: Father's Day of Doom maps + gear return
  • Featured Gear sets: color-custom Skye Rogue + Animeme Items

Daily Gifts & Boosts

  • Server Boost: double Reputation
  • Saturday drops: Jasmine Staff and White Roses drops from Rose Bush in /balemorale
  • Sunday drops: Father's Day of DOOM maces from GleebleGlarble in the /nursery

Event Reminders...

Mark your calendars so you don't miss out! These maps, items, and limited-time drops are leaving soon.

Events

Rare Daily Login Gifts

  • June 22: Silver Skye drops from Warden Indradeep in CastleEblana
  • June 22: Sacred Forest Scythe from Forest Guardian in /fableforest

Stay up to date with new release plans and boosts on the Artix Calendar.

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June 07, 2024

The Imperial Assassin of Skye are Watching...

Upgrade to unlock all the new Elven Assassin bonus gear

The Imperial Assassins of Skye were employed by the First Champion of Energy and his kin. When they waged war, lightning fell like rain from dark raging storms. Unlock all the color-customizable items in the Elven Assassin set when you upgrade your account any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more.

After you purchase an account upgrade, select a bonus set of your choice from a list of options in your Account Manager.

New Non-Member BattlePet: Sneaky Sneevil Assassin

Very rarely, we release a battlepet that does not require membership... and the Sneaky Sneevil Assassin battle pet is one of those special exceptions. Just make sure to watch your back in battle! O_O

Pack Details

Choose the new upgrade bonus set to unlock all the gear from the set's badge shop in your Book of Lore. The set includes:

  • Imperial Assassin of Skye
  • Imperial Assassin's Hood + Hooded Locks
  • Charged Assassin's Helm
  • Skye Assassin's Hooded Locks
  • Imperial Assassin's Scarf (animated)
  • Web of Lightning (animated)
  • Sneaky Sneevil Assassin Pet
  • Sneaky Sneevil Assassin Battle Pet 
  • Skye Assassin's Field ground rune
  • Skye Assassin's Final Gift blade (single + dual-wield)
  • Imperial Assassin's Chakram (single + dual-wield)
  • Imperial Assassin's Spear
  • and a character page badge

Once you've chosen the new pack on the Account Manager page, log in and open your Book of Lore. You'll find the badge shop in the Other Achievements tab.

12000 AC or 12 month membership package rewards:

  • ALL the new upgrade bonus pack gear
  • 7 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts
  • 10 Wheel of Doom Tickets (worth 2,000 ACs!)
  • and a character page badge

Boosts and Doom Tickets will be added directly to your inventory.

2k and 5k AC or 1, 3, or 6 month membership package rewards:

  • ALL the new upgrade bonus pack gear
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts
  • and a character page badge
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June 07, 2024

Now Available: Summer AdventureCoin Bonus

Get 50% more ACs with any Membership or AC Pack

Our Summer Bonus is ON! Get 50% more bonus AdventureCoins with any AC or Membership pack you buy. This is a great time to top up and grab new gear, because our event line-up is on FIRE! 

Gear up and get ready, because all Summer long, we'll be adding new items for you! 

  • Seasonal Summer Shop
  • Meme x Anime Fusion gear
  • Wheel of Doom Merge & Treasure Chest updates
  • 2024 Summer Collection Chest

Also happening this Summer:

  • New main story updates 
  • Father's Day of DOOM 
  • the next chapter of the Hollowborn Saga 
  • Tanabata (aka the Star Festival)
  • permanent versions of staff wedding events return + wedding-themed upgrade bonus pack (featuring a house, quest, and items) to help you spread the love

Note: if you purchased ACs during the 24 hours before the bonus began (from 12:01 AM to 11:59 PM on May 30th), you were also given the bonus ACs. Those have already automatically been added to your account. 

Get 60,000 ACs while our Summer Bonus is on!

During our Summer AC bonus, get 60,000 ACs for $99.95 (that's 20,000 ACs more than normal!) and unlock your choice of upgrade bonus pack, 15x Rep, Gold, Class Points, and XP server boosts, and the Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (IoDA). 

Wait...AdventureCoin Bonus?!

That's right! Several times each year, we have bonus AdventureCoin offers (example: Summer, Back to School, and during the holidays). Bonus amounts and dates may change from year to year, so keep an eye on the Design Notes and social media for more news of future bonuses.

Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness?!

The Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (or MIoDA for short) is a miscellaneous item you will get by purchasing the 40k AdventureCoin pakage. Like the other IoDA items, it allows you to choose any item in the game when you redeem it through your Account Manager.

How to Claim your MIoDA Prize

Make sure you have a confirmed email address attached to your game account, and then follow these steps:

  1. Decide on the item you want
  2. Log into your Account Manager
  3. Click on the "Awesome Prizes" link on the sidebar
  4. You'll see a list of the IoDA tokens you have available
  5. Choose from a list of ALL the eligible item rewards  
  6. You'll be taken to a verification page to confirm your choice
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June 07, 2024

Hot New Fiery Boss + Beachin' Events

Summer is here, and so is the hottest gear of the year!

This weekend's heating up! Log in now to and journey to the Sunset Dunes for a fiery new boss battle against an Immortal (and judgemental) phoenix. Plus, all our seasonal Summer events are back -- /join eventhub to cool off after battle with a trip to the beach. 

New Game Update

  • Main Story: Battle the Phoenix in Sunset Dunes
  • New rewards: Phoenix's Glory armor set + Firebird weapons
  • Seasonal Events: Head to the /eventhub to find all our summer maps
  • New Upgrade Bonus: Unlock the Elven Assassin set 

Weekend Daily Gifts & Boosts

  • Server Boost: double Class Points
  • Resource Boost: Spirit Orbs and Metals
  • Saturday: Beach(ure) 83 Ball mace from the Baconcatzard in the /eventhub
  • Sunday: Immortal Phoenix house guards from Anqa in /sunsetdunes

Glorious New Reward Gear

Talk to Zhoom and Crulon in the Sunset Dunes map this weekend for a treasure chest full of hot new reward items. Defeat Anqa, the Immortal Phoenix to collect the resources needed to craft the Phoenix's Glory & Firebird's Fury items.

Sunset Treasures Merge Shop:

  • Phoenix's Glory armor & helm
  • Phoenix's Fury armor & helm
  • Golden Phoenix Wings & Great Wings
  • Golden Phoenix's Glory Blade (single + dual variant)
  • Golden Phoenix's Fury Blade (single + dual variant)
  • Firebird's Fury Blade (single + dual variant)
  • Firebird's Fury Spear

Sunset Dunes Reward Drops:

  • Golden Firebird's Spear
  • Golden Firebird's Blade  (single + dual variant)

Cool Off with our Seasonal Summer Events

Get your battle on... at the beach as all our seasonal Summer hubtown and rewards return in the /summerbreak map. Talk to Beleen to find all our summer shops, surf gear, and adventure zones around Lore.

Summer-themed maps:
  • Sunsetdunes
  • summerbreak
  • lavarockbay
  • burningbeach
  • blazingbeach
  • beachparty
  • freakitiki
  • coralbeach
  • lunacove
Note: the /summerhub map is no longer available. Instead, you can /join eventhub

Find all the returning seasonal items you guys love to battle through the beach in, and keep checking back as we continue to add more new gear all summer long! New 2024 exclusive surfboards will be added to the Summer shop soon, and 2024 graduation gear will arrive next week.

Summer Days Shop gear:

  • Summer Style armor
  • Summer Rave armor
  • Prismatic Summer Rave armor
  • Summer Rave accessories
  • Victory and Battle Swimwear armors
  • Robes of Knowledge

Seasonal surfboard staffs:

  • Artix Dragon surfboard
  • Treasure Map surfboard
  • Surfboard of the Nation
  • Surfboard of the Legion
  • Surfboard of Destiny

Burning Beach is Under Attack!

Fight fire with fire as we return to Burning Beach. Blazebeard (Lore's most notorious pirate) gained access to one of Pyromancy's greatest artifacts, the Magmanacles.

Now, he seeks to steal the ancient power trapped deep inside the island's volcano. If he succeeds, he'll have enough strength to rules the seas... the land... and beyond. Head to /blazingbeach as we continue the story of ArchMage Pyralis and the refugees of Feverfew Isle.

Or, if you're just joining us, begin the adventure in /burningbeach, where Pyralis seekst your help to save her people from an imminent volcanic eruption and the power of a raging (and trapped!) Storm Elemental.

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June 01, 2024

Show Your True Colors...

Celebrate Pride this month and every month!

...This month, and every month! Feeling like you're different, or don't belong, is always a challenge... and that's especially true in today's world. That's why it is so important to recognize that our differences and unique qualities are what make us special. 

The Artix Entertainment community has always been made up of many different heroes. The AdventureQuest Worlds team is as diverse and multi-cultural as our community. And as a team, we feel it's important that we always respect ALL heroes.

That's why, last year, we returned all of the gear bringing with an important change: the seasonal Pride shop became a permanent one. Mi, the non-binary NPC from Darkon's Elegy of Madness Saga, found a new home in the Shinkansen map*, and a new role as the permanent shop vendor. 

They are proud to be Mi, and we believe that you should always be proud of who you are and the struggles you've overcome.

Reward Drops:

  • Pastel Rainbow Armor
  • 2 Pastel Rainbow Helms
  • Joy Explorer Ground Rune

All 4 drops are 0 AC and seasonal, and can be obtained by battling the MMMirage monster in /summerbreak.

Seasonal Shop Gear:

  • Joy Explorer, Reversed Joy Explorer, and Joy Wanderer gear
  • Prismatic Pride Outfit + accessories
  • Rainbow Pride Outfit + accessories
  • Shades of Pink Outfit + accessories
  • Shades of Violet Outfit + accessories
  • Rainbow Crocodile Pet

We have some new rainbow-themed gear coming this month for all heroes to enjoy. And remember: live a life full of color, happiness, joy, and pride. Battle On!

* As Mi says, "There is so much to do and to look at in the Shinkansen, so many different people and cultures. It’s the perfect place to hang out and just be yourself without worrying you’ll stick out. That’s why they chose to set up shop there."

Tags: Alina, Summer, Pride,
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