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August 20, 2014

#IceBucketChallenge Update

Gamers doing nIce things for the greater good

Everyone here at Artix Entertainment strives to help the community in every way we can. Yesterday afternoon, the entire team at the Secret Underground Lab banded together to help #StrikeOutALS with the #IceBucketChallenge!

After rusting Artix’s real-life Paladin Armor, Artix Entertainment made a donation to the ALS Association to help raise funds for the fatal neurological disorder otherwise known as Lou Gherig’s Disease. This is just one of the many reasons Artix Entertainment is nominated in the Dragon Slayer Awards for Best Community Management Team of the year.

But this is only the tip of the ice(bucket)berg—Artix also called out three other video game studios to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:

  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • Rockstar Games
  • and Zynga  

Let’s hope they don’t get cold feet. Or wait… maybe they will after accepting the #IceBucketChallange!

What YOU can do to help!

Even if you cannot donate to the ALS Association, you can still help the cause by:

  • spreading the word of ALS on Twitter and Facebook
  • sharing our featured GameSkinny article with family and friends
  • coordinating your classmates to take the #IceBucketChallenge
  • reaching out to Blizzard, Rockstar Games, and Zynga and encouraging them to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
  • accepting the ALS #IceBucketChallenge and Tweeting your video to @BeleenAE, @Alina_AE, and @ArtixKrieger  

It looks like @LakenAQW already heeded the call!

And forget buckets... @BladeOfAE improvised with a ice bath! 

Glow with the flow with @GiannaGlow's all-ice #IceBucketChallenge!

And Lothalis took on the bitter cold challenge, too!

Thank you everyone for completing the ALS #IceBucketChallenge, and I'll continute to add more as they arrive!

For additional information about Lou Gherig’s Disease and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, go to and discover how you can be a real-life hero. Together we can #StrikeOutALS with the #IceBucketChallange and our donations! 

Battle on for the greater good!

xoxo Beleen =D


June 29, 2012

Pyromancer Class is Live!

Your enemies are going down in FLAMES!

Fire and Ice combine this week to make your weekend extreme! AQWorlds heats up as we release the much-requested Pyromancer Class! After sending your enemies up in flames, cool off as you head back into the chilly darkness for a member-only release in Battleunder! In The Span, Bulbug's House shop and the Cysero's Orb Pet shop both gain new versions of your favorite gear from AQ, DF, and MQ!

Can YOU handle the heat of the Pyromancer Class?

You'll never need to sulfur at the thought of missing a hit again! In the heat of battle, you'll be the one firing off shots and smoking your opponents because the Pyromancer Class is live! Send your opponents up in flames with a number of hot new skills and animations.

How Will I Get It?

There will be two ways to get the class.

  1. If you want it immediately you will be able to take the shortcut and buy the class from Itzachi the Class Dealer in Battleon for her standard fee of 2000 ACs.
  2. If you want to earn the class, you will need to first complete the Xan storyline which starts in the Volcano map. Once you have completed the story, you can speak to Warlic in the Shurpu Library. He will have a Merge shop and two Daily Quests.

The Pyromancer Class will cost 84 Shurpu Blaze Tokens. If you are a non-member you can only get 14 per week, but Members can get 21 per week. This means thart it will take non-members six full weeks of doing the simple daily quest to earn the class while Members will earn it in only four!

NOTE: You will NOT need to have completed or even begun the Xan quest line to purchase the AC version of the class.

NOTE: You will only be able to do one of the dailies per day. If you are a Member make SURE you are doing the clearly marked MEMBER Daily quest!

After you've finished the storyline in /xancave, talk to Warlic in the Shurpu Library to earn:

  • Pyromancer Class
  • Pyromancer's Mask
  • Xan's Flaming Skull
  • Emblazoned Pyromancer Armor
  • Emblazoned Mask
  • Xan's Robes

Members can cool down in BattleunderD!

Under the town of Battleon lie many levels of undead-filled dungeons, each with a new twist on the classic dungeon crawl. This week we'll be delving below the crystalline caves of battleunderc to /battleunderd, where you'll find your enemies are as cold as ice! (And not just because they're corpses.)

Work with Paladin Yara to battle the frigid skeletons, evade the icy banshees, and face the Glacial Horror to free a trapped water spirit who possesses one of the keys to returning light to the Battleunder dungeons!

The Icy Cache Merge Shop contains:

  • Ice Wizard Armor
  • Frosted Fighter Hair
  • Fiercely Frosted 'Do
  • Ice Calibreaker
  • Infinitum
  • A Blade too Cold to Hold
  • Blade of Hail
  • Speak of Hail
  • Staff of Hail
  • Frozen Thunder
  • Frost Vortex Staff

Summer releases will only get hotter!

As June ends, we are rolling up our sleeves and preparing to raise the bar even higher! War is on the horizon, Chaos churns and boils, preparing to make every Hero's life much, much more interesting, and Yorumi is making great progress on Guilds.

Have a great weekend, everyone! We're going to go enjoy the hot Summer sun as it slowly sinks beneath the cold ocean.

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