July 19, 2013
Our Heroes: AQW Legends
Unlock the Legendary Hero Class when you Upgrade!
Since AdventureQuest Worlds began in 2008, we have always called our upgraded players "Members." That's pretty easy to understand, because they buy memberships to unlock exclusive gear, content, and bonus extras (like server boosts) ... AND help keep the servers running (and the developers fed)!
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Without the support they give the game, we would not be able to stay online or allow free players to enjoy the full main storyline and unlimited access to our servers. That's why we keep releasing new gear, storylines, and challenge fights that only they can access.
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But earlier this year, we stopped and thought to ourselves... "Hunh. All of our other games have AWESOME names for their upgraded players. We should, too!" As one of my Twitter followers put it, "Member sounds like something you become at Sam's Club." And he was right. So a couple months ago, we started preparing to make the change...
From Member to Legend!
From now on, we will begin referring to our upgraded players as Legends. You'll also hear AQW Legends, Legends of Lore, and Legendary Heroes. Why did we make the change? Because you haven't signed up for a book club... you are here to SAVE THE WORLD! And you need a name that reflects that.
Pictured: YOU! Our Legendary Hero!
That's why we created the Legendary Hero Class! Legendary Heroes favor Strength to guard their allies and Endurance to stay alive. Legendary Heroes gain mana when they: Strike an enemy in combat or are struck by an enemy in combat! So you know that no matter what happens in battle, you've got a way to regain the mana you need to demolish your opponents!
How To Get the Legendary Hero Class!
If you currently have an active upgraded account, then talk to Ragnar in Battleon (he's wearing the Class armor!) to open the Legend-Only Legendary Hero Class Shop! NEXT week, anyone who has EVER upgraded their account will find the Legendary Hero badge in their Book of Lore and can access the 0 AC Class AND armor from that shop!
Upgrade from the in-game payment window, on the web, or through the Portal.
Guide to Naming to AQW Heroes!
So... what will all the different types of players be called now?
- Upgraded players: Legends
- Upgraded players (active or in the past) and AC purchasers: "our supporters"*
- Free players: either "free players" or "heroes"**
* We've used this term since AQW started, and it won't change.
** We will not be using the term "non-Legends"
Thank you, Legends of Lore!
On behalf of the AQWorlds team and the rest of the Artix Entertainment family, I want to thank you for supporting us by purchasing Upgrades and AdventureCoins. I get to go to an AMAZING job each day, working with people who have become more than friends... and it's all because YOU support AQW.
We hope you enjoy the Legendary Hero Class (and all the other Legend-only perks!) because we couldn't keep making AQWorlds without your support! We are so grateful you've battled alongside us through the crazy-awesome releases of 2013, and we can't wait to begin the next Chaos Saga with your help!
So get ready for a Chaotic ride, because whispers are flying, and over the coming weeks, the beginning of the end of the Chaos Saga will start. The 12th Chaos Lord is almost ready to strike... and Drakath is keeping a close eye on you, Hero!
July 19, 2013
Calling all Legendary Heroes
Help the Druids Defeat the Void Invasion!
Travel back into the past to battle alongside the Druids of Greenguard Forest as creatures from deep inside the Void flood into their territory! The Loremasters know little of what happened, and hope that Lore's Legendary Heroes can find out more!
Upgrade to unlock this new tale in Greenguard!
Talk to Loremaster Lydia in Greenguardwest, or /join Druids to begin the adventure! Lydia's quests require Rank 3 Loremaster Rep in order to begin; talk to Loremaster Maya in Battleontown to begin training that... and someday YOU will be the master of lore on Lore!
Each of Lydia's quests has a chance to drop elemental-themed weapons, too!
Elder Ironwood's Druid Rares Shop!
All heroes can access Elder Ironwood's Druid Rares shop from their Game Menu! Take on the appearance of an Elk Clan Druid and be at peace with the forest. All of this gear will go rare in a few weeks, so make sure you grab it now or you'll miss your chance to battle au nature-al!
Horns + helm = headgear AND weapons in one!
July 18, 2013
Legendary Hero Class
We need a (Legendary) Hero!
So. You say you’re a Legend in Lore. But can you prove it? Starting this Friday, if you upgrade your account, you'll unlock the Legendary Hero Class, then you absolutely ARE a Legend!
Legendary Heroes stand for all that is good, just, and righteous, protecting the entire world of Lore from Chaos Lords, ferocious beasts, and… bankruptcy!
This unique Class was a special gift to ALL upgraded Legends (formerly known as “Members”) who support—or have supported—AQWorlds. If you are a Legend, or upgraded your Membership at least once, check your email inbox for a special thank-you letter from Artix himself. Then, log into AQWorlds for your free boosts and Adventure Coins. Return tomorrow and begin to master the Legendary Hero Class!
You know, it’s because of our wonderful Legends that the AQWorlds team can continue delivering brand-new releases for you and your friends to enjoy. You guys and gals totally rule =D
The Legendary Hero Class can now be found on the Lorepedia. Learn all about the Legendary Hero’s Base Stats, Skills, and Passive Abilities! Just click the pic above.
How To Get the Legendary Hero Class!
Starting tomorrow, talk to Ragnar in Battleon (he'll be back!) to open the Legend-Only Legendary Hero Shop! NEXT week, anyone who has EVER upgraded their account will find the Legendary Hero badge in their Book of Lore and can access the 0AC Class AND armor from that shop!
Testers will continue balancing the Class until release tomorrow. Any stat numbers you see are subject to change!
Now take flight into the fight as the Legendary Hero Class!