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July 01, 2011

The Doomwood Saga finale is coming!

THe climactic end to an epic tale comes next week!

Darkness meets Light in an epic battle for WORLD DOMINATION! Vordred, the PaladinSlayer, has taken out every Paladin in Lore... except Artix. In order to become the Champion of Darkness and rule the world, all Vordred knows is that he must slay Artix!

You are Lore's last hope, Hero! To protect Artix and the world, you must go on an journey through the heart of darkness in Doomwood in order to save the Light!

Play the Doomwood Saga and experience:

  • Doomwood Invasion

Vordred, the PaladinSlay, sends a massive army of undead to attack Lightguard Keep, Doomwood's last defense against Darkness. You learn that Artix is the Last Paladin, and that he must be kept safe at all costs!

  • Zorbak's Hideout

Zorbak, the ebil blue moglin, is the only Necromancer in Doomwood who doesn't either hate you or want to kill you. He's your only source of information! Battle through to his Hideout and gain the information you seek!

  • Tower of Necromancy

If you want to gain enterance into the Necropolis, you'll need to become a Necromancer or create a fake Necro U Student ID. Battle up 10 floors of this awesome puzzle-minigame and find out who waits for you at the top!

  • The Necropolis

Sneak into Necro U, Doomwood's school of Necromancy! See what information you can find out about Vordred! Meet the Dean of the Necropolis and learn where the secrets to Vordred's nature and future are kept!

  • Temple of Doomwood

20 floors of furious fighting make up this dungeon crawl! If you can reach the bottom, you'll find the Dracolich imprisoned there AND learn key information about Artix and his powers!

  • Shadowfall War

Darkness versus Darkness! Vordred and Noxus are invading Shadowfall, home to Gravelyn, Empress of the Shadowscythe! Their goal - to take over her army of undead! If Shadowfall is conquered, Artix, Doomwood, and Lore are doomed!

  • CastleMania - ArcAttack musical event

Vordred has left you to defeat Noxus in Shadowfall while he forces ArcAttack - a band of Mad Scientists - to conduct the ULTIMATE EXPERIMENT in energy, magic, and music in order to make him UNSTOPPABLE!


Necromancer Class: Available in Doomwood!

Are YOU ready to take the final step into Darkness? Do you have what it takes to become… a Necromancer?  I thought so, excellent! There are TWO paths to get the Necromancer Class, and it’s your call which to take:

  • The Tower: Purchase the NUE Necronomicon from the Rep Shop in Lightguard (requires rank 10 DoomWood Rep); find the Creature Shard (drops off the Creature Creation in the Maul); and talk to the Master at the top of the Tower to buy it for 50,000 gold.
  • The Hideout: Purchase the Necromancer Class for 2,000 ACs by talking to Zorbak.

Be sure to check out the Necromancer Class skill write-up that Cysero put out on the Design Notes for details! You can find the AC version in Zorbak's Hideout.


June 28, 2011

Paladin and DoomKnight BUFF!

The war between light and darkness

The war raging on between the forces of light and darkness is causing an unexpected effect on Paladins and DoomKnights across the world... they are becoming more powerful. This Friday, those who possess the member-only Paladin and DoomKnight classes, will find themselves far more formitable in combat. However, due to the new power of these classes, those who do not yet possess either class will find these classes MUCH harder to aquire.

DoomKnight and Paladin Buff


Currently the DoomKnight class is 10,000 gold and Member (located in ShadowFall). On Friday due to how powerful it is becoming, it will require rank 10 Warrior, rank 10 Healer, rank 5 Evil Faction and Member. This makes sense because a DoomKnight is foremost a warrior with evil healing skills. We are changing some of the skills and adding a level 10 passive ability called: DOOMSTRIKE. It adds a small chance on every attack to do a MASSIVE darkness attack for about 50x your weapon damage. If you are a member and do not already have it... GET DOOMKNIGHT NOW IN SHADOWFALL BEFORE FRIDAY!


Currently the Paladin Class requires rank 10 Warrrior and rank 10 Healer and member (located in /join swordhaven) On Friday it will require Rank 10 warrior, rank 10 Healer and rank 5 Good Faction and Member. This makes sense because a Paladin is foremost a warrior with good healing skills. We are changing a lot of skills and boosting damage... and exorcism... which is powerful especially when you blast undead opponents. Also, rank 10 of Paladin will unlock passive... there will be a small chance on every attack to instantly do Ultimate Heal (All-Team-Mate Heal) that will completely heal your party and make you invulnerable from damage for a short amount of time. If you are a Member and do not already have it... get Paladin before Friday!

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Two weeks ago, the Necromancer Class appeared. A free version of the class was released which required Rank 10 DoomWood rep, the completion of the Tower of Necromancy (which was a lot of fun!), and a 1% rare drop (The Creature Shard). Alternatively the class could be obtained for 2,000 AC with no other requirements. After the dust settled, the player reaction was extremely positive... and for the first time in a LONG time, everyone seemed to be happy. However, unlike Necromancer, Paladin and DoomKnight are existing Member exclusive classes and require an active membership to use.

I spent a good amount of time talking to the players on the Sir Ver server today about what we should do now that we are buffing them. Classes are not like rare items... we actually want everyone to get and use them. Most of the players I was talking to already had the items... so this really only affects new players in the future. If you already have the class, congratulations! You do not have to do anything and you will just be more powerful when the release goes live on Friday! Those who do not have it on Friday will either need to complete the requirements OR you can pay for your time and obtain either member-only class for 2,000 AC.

Again, the BEST way to get these classes is right now BEFORE FRIDAY when the classes are buffed and gain their rank 10 bonus "chance to happen" powers. Either way, please remember both the normal and AC versions of this class are both identical, and exclusive to members.

Vordred and the "Temple of DoomWood"

The classes are not the only thing becoming more powerful... Vordred, the PaladinSlayer seems to be growing more powerful with each passing too. Which is why you must venture into the ruins known as the Temple of DoomWood this weekend and learn how to get past his seemingly indestructable armor. Remember... this is AQWorlds. ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN. If we do not find a way to defeat him, in the next few weeks, it is possible that Vordred will win the game... and who knows what would happen then!

P.S. Rumors are spreading that a Dracolich is coming in this Friday's release.


May 23, 2011

Missing Paladins!?

Trouble within the Order of Paladins

Greetings friends! I come before you with concerning news*. Rumors are spreading that many Paladins from our Kingdom have been reported as missing. While it is not uncommon for a hero of the light to be temporarily side-tracked on an honorable quest to help those in need, it is VERY strange that so many Paladins would go missing at the exact same time**. I fear something grave is underway as you read this. Should you hear or see anything unusual, please let me know. I am deeply concerned for my Paladin sisters and brothers. 

* Even more concering than that time the mutant gerbil escaped the titan monster zoo.
** ...and nope, it is not for a surprise birthday party. NOTE: NEVER tell a Paladin about a surprise party that you are planning. They will blow it. Their whole code of honor & "always be honest and kind" thing makes it impossible for them to keep a secret.

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