August 14, 2013
A Toast to MechQuest!
StarCaptains will receive 1,250 NovaGems on Friday
Cheers, MechQuest StarCaptains! Allow me to give you a toast for saving the entire Universe!
…oh wait, what? Not that kind of toast, you say? You say free NovaGems would be better than burnt bread? OKAY!
On Friday evening, join Maegwyn, Korin, Artix, and the MechQuest Team as they give a toast to the players, artists, animators, writers and programmers and community staff of MechQuest. You can symbolically raise your glass of your preferred space-age beverage at any time on Friday and /cheer with a post on our Forums, Facebook, or Twitter.
It will be a great time to share your old war stories and favorite moments. The first round is on Artix. All players of MechQuest who logged in the past month will receive 250 NovaGems on their character. To thank all of you StarCaptains who made this game possible, we are giving you an additional 1,000 NovaGems. (That is 1,250 NovaGems total being added to Star Captains this Friday.) Just be careful not to have too much of the fusion juice -- we do not want any unruly mecha PvP matches to break out!
September 14, 2012
Epic Duel War Finale
MechQuest's Dragonoid comes to EpicDuel tonight!
Calling all MechQuest enthusiasts, an exciting crossover event is taking place on the planet Delta V in EpicDuel right now! Last week, Dravax the Harbinger came seeking Char and brought with him a great danger to the inhabitants of Delta V... the Dragonoid!
In the face of danger, you made your voices loud and clear, choosing to defend Charfade and Delta V! While noble, your resistance has done little to discourage Dravax and the planet-destroying Dragonoid!
But Charfade is so pleased that you chose to save her, she's constructed a new series of items to offer in her Limited Quantity Shop (not available in AQWorlds), including class-changing variants of the Harbinger Armor!
Will you help defend Charfade and Delta V from near certain doom? The final hour of judgment approaches in the Dragon's Reckoning event, happening now in EpicDuel!
May 01, 2012
Dia do Trabalhador!
It's the first of May, and that means it's time to celebrate in countries around the world! In Brasil, it's also the Dia do Trabalhador, and to get into the espírito de celebração we're adding a new armor and helm to the Paymentez shop tonight! Brightly colored and ready for battle, /equip this new gear and you'll be good to go - whether fighting on the field or partying in the streets!
Players in Brasil are able to purchase memberships and AdventureCoins via Paymentez; this unlocks a special shop full of awesome gear!
Cinco de Mayo 2012!
Grab your maracas and string up your sweetest pinata, because Cinco de Mayo is almost here! This Friday night, the Cinco de Mayo 2012 shop will return!
The shop's packed fuller than the pinata pet with equips for the whole /party!
- Maracas and Dos Maracas weapons!
- Mariachi Armor!
- Sombrero and Big Sombrero helms!
- Pinata Pet! (It leaves a trail of candy when it runs!
And our second favorite part of the Cinco de Mayo holiday: it's Randor the Red's birthday! He will be featuring his birthday shop in HeroSmash this year! So fly on over and grab the gear to smash your opponents while /cheering for Randor!
MechQuest MayPril Fools' Mech
It's the first of May, and if you're familiar with MechQuest, our mecha-robots-in-space game, you'll know that means the Maypril Fools' mech is here! This year, Korin, Maegwyn, and the MQ team have launched the Loki Mecha into orbit... and the holiday shop! (And don't miss the one-day quest!) For more information about the Mecha, head here!
What is MechQuest, you ask?
Good question! MechQuest is the 3rd game released by Artix Entertainment back in 2008. Once you login, you'll begin a journey that catapults you from life as a student at G.E.A.R.S. University (campus location: central Soluna City, Planet Loreon) into one of the key fighters in the war against the evil and powerful Shadowscythe!
Make off-world alliances, right wrongs, and blast through battles across the universe! Armed with an energy blade for on-foot skirmishes and a hangar full of GIANT fighting machines (aka "mecha"), lasers, cannons, explosives - really, anything that goes BOOM - you'll be ready to rock the galaxy and save the universe from total destruction!
What's new in MQ?
Planet Romero is the newest, undead-liest zone in MechQuest's storyline. Warlic, the Dean of G.E.A.R.S. University, needs your assistance: board your ship and travel to Planet Romero, currently being exploited by the giant conglomerate EbilCorp for pharmaceutical testing.
Investigate reports of creatures described as "walking dead" and meet up with a certain Paladin (we're pretty sure you'll recognize him!) Adventure onward to learn about EbilCorp's latest wonderdrug, Poozom. (Hint: Expect to battle Zombies. Lots and lots of Zombies!)*
*Thanks to DrDOT and Plasma Charge for the Romero screenshots!
Friday the 13th rares leave tonight!
Have you battled the Sleezter Bunny yet? If not, /join sleezter and take on an army of bunny clones bound to destroy Lore! While you're there, pick up your Friday the 13th rares, because they're leaving tonight!
Shadowscythe Mousepad coming to HeroMart!
We've made ourselves some mousepads! (No ShadowScythe mice, sadly.) We're going to put a small test-batch in HeroMart soon to see how well they sell. If you want to show your allegiance to the ShadowScythe while battling the baddest baddies in Lore, keep any eye on Twitter and the Design Notes for news of when they arrive!
Coming with the mousepad is the epic Shadow Steel armor! The shadows will never be as silent as when you're sneaking through them in this gear! (Made of specially-muffled metal!)
Dage the Evil livedraw tomorrow at 4pm!
If you're online tomorrow at 4PM, make sure to login to AQWorlds and /join stream to see Dage the Evil's first in-game livedraw event and the last of our 5-week Livedraw series! What will he make? That's up to you! But knowing Dage, it'll be EPIC!
See you guys tomorrow as we continue working our fingers to the bone (skeleton reference!) to create the first release in Doomwood Part 2: Whispers of the Darkness Lord!
January 27, 2012
TMBG on Conan O'Brian
... and our player count soared?
Last night, one of our most favorite music bands of all time (and former AQW guest), They Might Be Giants performed on the Conan O'Brian show. For no apparent reason, our online count suddenly jumped. I was told on my twitter that several servers were reporting as FULL. Which was expecially weird for 11pm at night! We where not mentioned anywhere (that we know of)... does anyone have any idea why this happened?
Talking about TMBG, the band is officially on tour! ... and the opening act is Jonathan Coulton (who also appeared in a previous AQW event.) You can see their official tour schedule at the TMBG's official website. Many of us from the lab will be going to their show here in Tampa, FL.
You have a big release coming tonight in AQWorlds, but first, I would like to share a few things I have secretly been working on. 1.) The AQ3D Project 2.) Planet Romero in MechQuest (along side Korin & the MQ Team) 3.) Valentines day "Love Story" for AQWorlds with Mia J. Park (read the Jan 9th, 2012 post here) and 4.) ...well, you know what they say. A picture is worth one-hundred thousand slain undead minions!
May 18, 2011
AQW Card Game saves Baby Bird
Must have used a block card!
In real life, last night, Korin (The head of MechQuest) had just exited the lab preparing to go home. He saw that a baby bird had fallen out of a broken nest. It could not fly. The baby bird's mother was feeding it on the ground, but that would not offer much protection. Especially with all of the hungry snakes, hawks, owls and other critters which roam the green wooded area surrounding us. So Korin crafted a new (and VERY stable) bird nest using an AQWorlds Card Game shipping box and a ridiculous amount of tape. We are proud to report that the baby bird's mother has been delivering food to the baby in the new AQWorlds nest. Good luck little fella! (Hmmm, maybe we should name it?)
October 13, 2010
Beware of Just Married Mecha!
I thought you guys would like the behind the scenes scoop on MechQuest Lead Korin's wedding to the beautiful EpicDuel artist Char this weekend. It was breathtaking! Taking place outside on a sunny farmhouse in huge green field near a stream with a wooden bridge. The groomsmen marched up to the alter like koopa troopas to an orchestrial version of the Mario Bros theme song. His wife-to-be arrived via a white-horse-drawn carriage to a much more fitting song. They exchanged their vows in the ceremony and when the part came to "kiss the bride" Korin.... well, he... and I am not making this up... just shook her hand and a confident nod. (Funniest thing I have ever seen) Later that night at the reception the couples first dance was to Tim & Eric's "Doo dah doo doo"... the entire bridal party and (... sings, "I want to meet that Dad") their parents joined in a semi-choreographed special dance. There was also a swarm of killer mosquitos. Congratulations to the lucky couple :-) Korin's Battle Mecha was fitted with cans on strings and a big JUST MARRIED sign.