Design Notes

March 14, 2013

Sláinte for Lucky Day, Heroes

Guard Your Health in Battle with the Sláinte Gear!

Gear up and buff your LUK to make sure your HP stays high! In Gaelic*, Sláinte means "health," and friends use it to cheer each other on. We wish YOU all the good health an inventory full of HP potions can bring, and that's why Mog o' Rahilly's brought the Sláinte set this Lucky Day


The Sláinte Set Includes:

  • Guardian o' Sláinte Armor - 500 ACs
  • Hata o' Sláinte Helm - 100 ACs
  • Gruaige o' Sláinte Helm  - 100 ACs
  • Galánta Tuar Ceatha Polearm - 175 ACs

* a language spoken in Ireland

The Luckiest Class: Evolved Leprechaun!

Most people find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but we found the Evolved Leprechaun Class, and we can't think of a better Hero to /equip it than YOU

LUK o' the Sneevish to ya, Hero!

You can get the Evolved Leprechaun Class in 2 ways:

  • Buy the Evolved Leprechaun Class with 2,000 AdventureCoins
  • Turn in12 Lucky Clovers, 20 Rainbow Shards, and 2,000 Golden Tickets to the Lucky Day Shamrock Fair Merge Shop, run by Mog O’RahillyThe Shamrock Fair is Happening NOW!

Get your Gold on in the Shamrock Fair! (Sham)Rock out Mog o' Rahilly's 7 minigames to win Golden Tickets to get great, green, gear in our Shamrock Merge Shop:

  • Smack a Sneevil
  • Jackpot o’ Gold
  • Rainbow Run!
  • Ring Toss
  • Hedge Maze
  • Clover Fields
  • Shamrock Smash!

Make your friends GREEN with envy as you battle through a Lucky Day filled with LUK, leprechauns, and LOTS of loot!


March 16, 2012

Lucky Day, Rockin' Fair!

Do ya feel LUK-y, Hero?

Gold, games, and green gear galore! It MUST be Lucky Day, and that means the Shamrock Fair is back in town! Join Mog O'Rahilly, Ringo, and all the other Fair-folk for a month* of LUK, leprechauns, and lots and LOTS of loot!


Toss your hat into the ring with our newest game - Ring Toss! Just head north of the Tower of Strength in the /luck map and you'll meet Ringo, the newest Shamrock Sneevil! If you trust in your LUK, then grab a ring and let'er rip! You could win a bountiful hand of golden tickets!

Let Lucky Day ring!

* The Fair will stay in-game until April 13, so get your game on while you can!

Lucky Day Rewards and Rares!

It's your LUK-y Day, because we've got loads of lucky rares and rewards for you to earn! Talk to Mog O'Rahilly in the /luck map and he'll tell you how to earn these sweet seasonal rares! We'll also have some AC rare-rares, too!

The McLuck-iest member-only Lucky Day rewards!

  • Scrooge McLuck 12 Armor, Sword, Helm, and Cape set! (member-only)
  • Fortune's Blade 12 (member-only)
  • Lucky Mercenary (AC rare)
  • Lucky O'Daggers (AC rare)
  • Sack O'Coins mace (AC rare)
  • Lucky Charm 12
  • Celtic Paddle of Pain 12
  • Lucky Emerald Cutter 12
  • Leprechaun's Curse 12
  • Lucky Knight 12
  • Lucky Knight's Helm 12

Evolved Leprechaun Class!

Luck o' the Leprechaun Class to ye, me lads and lassies! And we mean, it, too. The Evolved Leprechaun Class is loaded with LUK; you'll be crackin' crits all over the place when you battle baddies with this beastly class!

Read Cysero's Design Notes
for details on Evolved Leprechaun Class!

Some shops leave and some shops stay!

You'll notice the Spring Limited Time Shop and the Australia Day shop have both left Battleon. But the Dage Deathday shop is still there, so never fear, Legion fans! If you haven't had a chance to earn the requirements for your favorite rare Legion item, you'll have ONE MORE WEEK in which to get them!

(Due to so many people asking nicely for the shop to stay, and because we had an issue with one of our payment sites, we wanted to make sure everyone who wanted to got the chance to get these epic items.)


J6, AQW's Lead Artist, has a chance to win a contest go into outerspace. For real, in real life. No joke. And YOU can help send him up there, where he belongs! All you have to do is head to this site and click the button. You can vote once per day, EVERY day until the contest ends. So if you haven't voted yet, get your rocketboosters in gear and go go go!

Space. J6 belongs among the stars.
Help us send him there!

As of this writing, J6 has 14,939 votes, and 99% of that is YOU guys helping to send him there. It's amazing what the power of a community of individuals can do when they band together. Nothing is out of reach, not even the moon!

So whether or not J6 wins the contest, gets shot into space, and draws the first extra-orbital AQWorlds item, you guys made a difference in helping one artist realize a life-long dream. For that, thank you. :)

Magic Thief Guest Author Event!

Join us for a fantastical AQWorlds in-game special event with magical literary guest-star, Sarah Prineas. Meet magicians, thieves, nobility, and misery-monsters as her characters cause Chaos! She's graciously allowed us to write her characters into an all-new story that takes place on Lore.

Meet Pettivox, Bennett, Conn, Rowan, and the Duchess!

What will happen when they arrive, you ask? Warlic, Cysero, Conn – a pickpocket turned wizard – and your Hero will discover that the ley lines which contain Lore’s magic are vulnerable to infection by Chaos. When Drakath uses the nefarious wizard, Pettivox, to infect them, it will be up to you and Conn to save all of the magic (and mages) on Lore!

These are misery eels. They feed on your sadness.

Join us NEXT WEEK for the most magically - and massively - manipulative event yet!


March 12, 2012

Is it your Lucky Week?

Everyone Can Use A Little More Luck!

Happy Monday, happy peoples!

Just a quick Design Notes to let you know what we're working on this week for both the mid-week and the big Friday release.

Back To Dwarfhold!

For the mid-week we are finally going to open the Dwarfhold Market!

It's been a LONG time since we have visited this area and if you walk to the area pictured above it has ready "Dwarven Market closed pending repairs" for FAR TOO LONG!

This Wednesday, you will get the chance to help make those repairs and get the Dwarven market up and running again!

No deep and dangerous plots this week. Sometimes a hero just needs to take care of business to either help the people out of a jam or serve their own needs. There's nothing wrong about getting your hands dirty doing a little hard work. It won't be easy but that is why they call it HARD WORK.

You will be able to re-open a weapon shop, a dwarven armorer and a hair shop all of which will have new items to sell you (not merge items, just plain old gold shops. Dwarves LOVE them some gold). As always, the mid-week and all of the shops and items unlocked are for AQW Members Only!

This IS one of the locked areas in the Vath storyline so if you have not yet been to the Pines to visit the Inn-ternet or Donna Charmer the llama farmer, then you will need to do those quests first before you head beneath the mountain.

Friday: LUCKY DAY!

It's almost Lucky Day again and that means that the Shamrock Fair is coming to town!

As we do every year we will be adding a brand new fair game to the Shamrock Fair this year, which means another way to earn Golden Tickets to redeem for awesome seasonal rares! AS it is tradition, we will also be adding one or two AC Rares as well that you will never see again.

We are also working on the long awaited Evolved Leprechaun Class. We released Evolved Leprechaun Armor last year (and we will again this year) and the Class will LOOK identical but will operate very differently.

Like the original Leprechaun class this class will also be for everyone, Non-Members and Members alike,.

There will be THREE ways to get the class:

  1. You will be able to purchase the class for ACs from Mog O'Rahilly in the Shamrock Fair or from Itzachi in Battleon, but only until the Shamrock Fair closes.

  2. You will be able to EARN it with a combination of Golden Tickets earned from Fair games and some farming quests which Mog O'Rahilly will give you. It won't be easy but if you're dedicated then you will be able to earn the class before the Fair closes.

  3. If you already have the original Leprechaun class from back in 2009, you will be able to earn it much faster using special quests designed just for you long time players, rare collectors and class fans. Don't worry, the original will only unlock these easier farming quests for you... you will NOT have to trade in your original Leppy.

Please note that this class will be a SEASONAL RARE, it will return every Lucky Day.

I will tell you guys a lot more about this class when I do the Skill Breakdown a little later this week but Evolved Leprechaun is a CRIT based class with lots of skills to buff your Crit CHANCE, as well as some all new skills which will raise your Crit DAMAGE. Rather than doing double damage, your crits might do triple or even quadruple damage and you will be criting often.

It's based on the original class to some degree but each skill is new designed just for this new class. It will work best with LUCK Enh (as it should) and like all modern classes it will have a rank 10 passive.

So, get out your shamrocks, green shirts, horse shoes, rabbit's feet (Ampy, run for yo life) and lucky pennies! It's time to go to the fair!

284 days until Just Another Day

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