Design Notes

September 27, 2010

2nd Upholders

What is an Upholder?

Like last year, we are offering you the chance to become an Upholder (The same way that the Founders got their chance at the birth of the game and the way 1st Upholders got their chance last year at this time)

What Does A 2nd Upholder Get?!

That's easy! When you become a 2nd Upholder you get a Onyx Starsword (it's non-member, so you can swing that sword forever), an achievement badge on your character page and some CRAZY bragging rights.

Those of you who have been playing for a while know that Founders already get bragging rights. They can say "I was supporting the game before you even heard of it!" and they have the fancy Platinum Dragon pet and character page achievement badge to prove it!

I'm sure you've also seen somebody with last year's 1st Upholder Golden Star Sword and said to yourself... "DANG! WHY did I have to miss out on that?!"

This is YOUR chance to grab some of the spotlight for yourself (even if you're already a Founder or a 1st Upholder or BOTH!)

Sounds Great! How Do I become a 2nd Upholder?!

It couldn't be simpler. Become a member!

  1.  If you are ALREADY a member and your membership expires ON or AFTER November 3rd, 2010, then you're are ALREADY a 2nd Upholder. Gratz.
  2. If you help support AQW by buying ANY membership ANY TIME during the month of October (from now to November 2nd) then you become a 2nd Upholder!

Last year, we were able to offer this to everyone who bought ACs too, but we are unable to do that again this year. Last year there were some terrible cases of people using their phones or their parent's phones to buy ACs using SMS payments, or using their parent's credit cards  when they weren't allowed. It caused a lot of trouble for us with the SMS companies and the credit card companies so we had to cut that option out entirely. Sorry, but a few bad apples can spoil the fun for everyone.

The good news is that you can still use SMS to buy memberships and get 2nd Upholder with no problems, you can also upgrade to Member status using Battleon Points, using one of our Battleon Upgrade Cards, or using any of our other payment methods!

I Think My Membership Already Makes Me A Second Upholder. How Can I Check?

Also, easy. Just click the Manage Account link on the left.

As soon as you sign in you'll see when your membership expires. Here's mine:

Cool! When Do I Get My Super Sweet 2nd Upholder Sword and Badge?

It will magically appear in your backpack on Weds, November 3rd. If your backpack is FULL, don't worry... the Onyx Star Sword will make a temporary spot for itself. Once you remove something from your backpack it will fill in the real slot and your inventory will return to its proper size.

Anything Else I Should Know?


We appreciate every single upgrade that you guys pay for. Without you there is no way that we could possibly keep the game running but our Founders will always hold a special place in our hearts for believing in us and supporting the game before we even had a game to support. Once again you Founders will recieve an upgraded version of your Platinum Dragon pet... the Onyx Armored Platinum Dragon (non-member).

We will never forget the support that our Founders have shows us over the years. If you missed out of being a Founder in AQw, you MIGHT want to consider saving up to become a founder in our NEW SUPERHERO MMO!

The 2nd Upholder Onyx Star Sword and the Founder Onyx Armored Platinum Dragon pet are both going to have a price of 0 ACs so you will be able to store them for free in your bank! We will also be retrofitting the Golden Starsword, Armored Platinum Dragon and original flavor Platinum Dragon pet so they will be able to be stored for free too!

I Love AQW! It's The Best Game EVER!

Thank you, AQW Player! What a nice thing to say! But seriously... thank YOU for playing. We LOVE making the game for you guys and thanks to the support of Founders 2 years year ago, 1st Upholders last year, 2nd Upholders next month and everyone in between we get to keep making it better and better every week!

It doesn't matter if you were here from the first day or THIS is YOUR first day... we're so happy that you could be with us to celebrate our second birthday, and we hope that you will stick around for many more birthdays and keep adventuring with us.


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