May 23, 2014
Chaotic Lab Time
I Barely Know What's Going On!
Well, I know some stuff. I'm going to put an eye catching promo image about tonight's release here.
Seems like forever since I've gotten to write a Design Notes for you good folks. To clear up a little confusion, I'm still NOT working on AQW, not even filling in for Alina this week. All I've been asked to do is write the Design Notes om Monday and Friday this week, so that is what I'm doing. However, since I get the privilege of writing a Design Notes post then I want it to be useful and informative. With that in mind, here's a release status notification which I will update when the release is released. updated with the release went live.
RELEASE STATUS: IT'S READY. GO LOG IN ALREADY.
So, let's talk about the release. If you have been reading the DNs this week then you know that your fellow Player Runester333 was one of the winners of our Player Release Contest.
This hombre has concocted an adventure in a chaorrupted version of the AE Secret Underground Lab, where I currently sit. This release also features a rare shop, a merge shop and more than a few new items dropping off the monsters!
C'mon Cy, you can do better than that. These people want to know prices and tags!
Chaos Lab Rares:
Chaos Portal Cape (Animated, 500 ACs)
Chaorrupted Memet Pet (Legend only, 50000 gold)
Chaos Chinchilla Hat (Everyone, 10000 gold)
Chaos Lab Merge Shop: (requires Crystallized Chaos which drop from the monsters in the area)
Chaotic Battle Hamster (200 Crystallized Chaos + Hamster Pet)
Eye Am Chaos helm (250 Crystallized Chaos)
Chaorrupted Blade of Awe (500 Crystallized Chaos)
Chaos Artix/Beleen (750 Crystallized Chaos)
Chaos Cysero/Alina (750 Crystallized Chaos)
(I assume that the armor will make dudes look like chaos me and female characters get to look like Alina? Maybe?)
Chaos Lab Drops:
Chaotic Server Hamster Pet (5% drop from Chaotic Server Hamster, 10% from Ultra version) - Legend only
Purple Chinchilla Hat (2% drop from Chaorrupted Beleen)
Chaorrupted Light of Destiny (2% drop from Chaorrupted Artix)
Cysero's Chaos Hammer (2% drop from Chaorrupted Cysero)
Purple Potion Pack cape (2% drop from Chaorrupted Alina)
I do hope that you have seeing what we could do with the ideas from one of your fellow players. Enjoy it!
We're all big fan of kaiju around here so needless to say that we HAD to make this pet. He's ENORMOUS and he has personal boundary issues.
Dude. Back up a little. Your breath smells like a sleeping bag filled with electrocuted dolphins.
Obviously, this little cutie pie is going rare but I can't get a date out of anyone yet so if you want it, I suggest buying it as soon as you're able. You will be able to buy him from a shop in the Game Menu.
OMGZilla Pet (Everyone, 2000 ACs)
OMGZilla Battle Pet (Legend Only, 2000 ACs)
Oh but he's not done yet! Both versions of zardface come with SIX quests for his new owner. Each of the quests (which all look pretty tough. Not as tough as I'd make them but still...) give a nice chunk of gold and XP but you also have a chance of getting a SPECIAL QUEST ITEM!
OMGZilla Quest Drops:
Kaiju Slayer Sword (Everyone, 0 AC tagged for storage, 10% quest drop chance)
Kaiju Slayer Staff (Everyone, 0 AC tagged for storage, 10% quest drop chance)
Kaiju Slayer Polearm (Everyone, 0 AC tagged for storage, 10% quest drop chance)
Kaiju Slayer Daggers (Everyone, 0 AC tagged for storage, 10% quest drop chance)
OMGZilla Tail (Everyone, 0 AC tagged for storage, 10% quest drop chance)
OMGZilla Tail & Spikes (Everyone, 0 AC tagged for storage, 10% quest drop chance)
X-TREME PEOPLE WHO HAVE POWERS ABOVE AND BEYOND THAT WHICH GENETICALLY TYPICAL PEOPLE POSSESS WHO MAY OR MAY NOT BE REFERENCES TO A RECENTLY RELEASED MOVIE ABOUT A POPULAR COMIC BOOK FRANCHISE EXCEPT FOR THAT ONE WHO WAS THE RESULT OF A SUPER SOLDIER EXPERIMENT!
That shop went live in the middle of the week but if you're one of those people who only check in on Friday for the release then you didn't know that. Like I always say, "If I ain't seen it then it's new to me!"
DOUBLE XP WEEKEND!
It's a three day weekend for many of here in the United States, so the AQW team has decided to give DOUBLE XP all three days! Have fun and be safe.
On a personal note, Monday is Memorial Day. It's a day when we, as a nation, remember the brave men and women who have fallen in the line of duty. Everyone has their own opinion about how our nation uses its military might but one thing upon which we can all agree is that it takes undeniable courage to risk and lose your life doing what you see as your duty. I'd like to thank all of those who have answered the call to serve and offer my sincere sympathy to those who have lost friends, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers or children in that noble pursuit.
May 22, 2014
The Best Monsters Have Laser Breath
What's That Thundering, Stomping Noise?
We just got the OMGZilla file back from guest animator Korin, and I really wanted to show you guys how cool it is! For those of you who are thinking of getting the battle pet version, here's one of his attacks:
Stand BEHIND OMGZilla. Not in front.
Even if you're not getting the battlepet version of this big guy, you can still enjoy the look of blue, glowing, radioactive monster spines by completing his quests. The Kaiju Slayer sword, designed by Blade and pictured below, has a chance to drop as a reward from one of OMGZilla's quests:
- Don't forget! The Hyperspace Mutant merge gear also went live yesterday!
May 20, 2014
Big Monsters Crush Cities
Of Giant Monsters and Animated Armors
We've mentioned a few times that we're working on a new "animated items" system, which Yorumi is currently testing. Cysero also mentioned yesterday that this new system might not be ready in time for Friday's release, and as much as we really want you guys to be able to play with these things as soon as possible... it is looking like that might indeed happen a little bit later than Friday. But never fear! We are going to make it up to you!
OMG, That's One Big Lizard.
Here's a special sneak peek at OMGZilla! Designed by Dage, OMGZilla is the biggest pet you've ever seen. Standing even taller than you do, this big guy isn't here to destroy Lore, but to help protect it from other giant monsters. Once you buy him, he'll give you quests to join in him defeating some of the most dangerous nasties around. And if you're lucky, you might be rewarded with some exclusive kaiju-slaying gear!
- Everyone will be able to buy the OMGZilla quest pet for 2000AC
- We'll also release a special battlepet version for Legends at the same price!
Speaking of Things With Huge Eyes
We've also been working up a nice collection of chaos-themed gear for Runester333's Chaorrupted Lab release. If you've ever wanted to wear the chaos portal on your back, now's your chance:
It's watching you.
Chaos Lab gear includes:
- Chaorrupted Artix/Beleen armor
- Chaorrupted Cysero/Alina armor
- Chaos Portal cape (shown above)
- Purple Potion Pack cape
- Chaorrupted Chinchilla Hat
- Eye Am Chaos helm
- Chaorruped Blade of Awe
- Chaorrupted Light of Destiny
- Cysero's Chaos Hammer (shown above)
- Chaorrupted Hamster Pet
- Chaorrupted Memet Pet