Design Notes

January 13, 2015

Best Way to Cure a Cold?

The Kind-Hearted Komarci97 Knows How!

Hiya, heroes! If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you know that I’ve been pretty sick the past few days >…<

beleen in real life sick design notes

Being sick totally sucks, and it’s hard to stay upbeat when you’re feeling under the weather.  But when I got into the lab this morning, I found this envelope sitting on my desk. Cue instant smile!

beleen in real life card from aq worlds player komarci97

And look what was inside the envelope: a bright shiny pink card, which reads Boldog Születésnapot!

beleen opens birthday card

That means “Happy Birthday!” in Hungarian. Fellow AQWorlds player Komarci97, who hails from Hungary, wrote a super sweet letter, too! Awwww <3

Beleen letter from player komarci97

And… OMG… there’s earrings in the card! And they’re not just normal earrings—they are decorated with a special Hungarian Kalocsa folk pattern.

beleen opens card and finds birthday present earrings

Kalocsa is one of the most beautiful Hungarian towns with a great folk art history! And Komarci97 shared its beauty with me!!!

beleen in real life smiles with new earrings from mmo gamer komarci97

Thank you SO MUCH Komarci97 for making me feel SO MUCH better and feel SO beautiful despite me being SO sick! 

And this is why I love being part of AdventureQuest Worlds. Everyone who plays AQWorlds is my family, and no matter where you hail from—be it Hungary like Komarci97, or Brazil like Tendou, or anywhere else in the world—I couldn’t be more happy to call you all my brothers and sisters ^___^

Kindness is the best remedy to quell my cold, and I cannot thank you all enough for being my on-call doctors. And super special thank you to Dr. Komarci97 for mailing me my much needed medicine =)

Stay Healthy my loves, and Battle On!

xoxo Beleen! =D


January 12, 2012

Friday the 13th Event Rares!

o you feel lucky?

With Voltaire and Deady to inspire all of these EPIC items for tomorrow's event, we sure do! The weapons featured in this Design Notes are all Event Rares* and will be sold for ACs, but there's a whole host of Member-only and free player weapons, pets, and armors that will be released tomorrow!

If you're looking to spend your weekend battling fiery foes and are ready to take on a GIANT ROBOT QUEEN, then this is your lucky Friday the 13th!

Tomorrow's event (Part 1 of 3 Friday the 13th events in 2012) will feature such event rares.

Voltaire's Chalice, Voltaire's Flaming Tophat, and Voltaire's Black Unicorn !**

The AC Event Rare house shop items will include:

  • Voltaire's Black Unicorn (yard item)
  • Burning Tree Trunk (yard item)
  • Friday the 13th Event Poster (wall item)

Event Rare armors will feature:

  • SteamKnight Armor
  • Unicorn Crooner Armor
  • Steamed Punk Armor

* That means they'll only be available for a limited time!
** Voltaire's Armor will NOT be sold, sorry! There can only be ONE goth-pirate musician!

Unicorn Crooner Armor, Steamed Punk Armor, Obsidian Axe, Mini Magma Dragon!

Among the Event Rare pets, you'll find:

  • Voltaire's Black Unicorn Pet
  • Miniature Magma Dragon (member-only)
  • Amethyst Flame Unicorn

Event Rare weapons will showcase:

  • Voltaire's Chalice
  • Obsidian Axe
  • SteamSaw Blade
  • Chained Magma Sword
  • ClockWork gun
  • Molten Destruction Blade (color custom)
  • And more!

If you've read Artix's AQ3D Design Notes today, you'll see that many of the people in the Secret Underground Lab have caught the Lab Plague. Cysero and Samba were out today recuperating, though Samba sick-swayed through animating half of the cutscenes! Cysero cranked out some of the event's NPCs while on the road to recovery, and I was down for the count earlier in the week.

I guess you could say we've been working "feverishly" on this event! /gong

PS: Believe it or not, one of the most time-consuming parts about writing the Design Notes is not the writing itself. It's gathering art assets and making up the graphics. Sorry for the late Notes.

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