Design Notes

June 01, 2024

Show Your True Colors...

Celebrate Pride this month and every month!

...This month, and every month! Feeling like you're different, or don't belong, is always a challenge... and that's especially true in today's world. That's why it is so important to recognize that our differences and unique qualities are what make us special. 

The Artix Entertainment community has always been made up of many different heroes. The AdventureQuest Worlds team is as diverse and multi-cultural as our community. And as a team, we feel it's important that we always respect ALL heroes.

That's why, last year, we returned all of the gear bringing with an important change: the seasonal Pride shop became a permanent one. Mi, the non-binary NPC from Darkon's Elegy of Madness Saga, found a new home in the Shinkansen map*, and a new role as the permanent shop vendor. 

They are proud to be Mi, and we believe that you should always be proud of who you are and the struggles you've overcome.

Reward Drops:

  • Pastel Rainbow Armor
  • 2 Pastel Rainbow Helms
  • Joy Explorer Ground Rune

All 4 drops are 0 AC and seasonal, and can be obtained by battling the MMMirage monster in /summerbreak.

Seasonal Shop Gear:

  • Joy Explorer, Reversed Joy Explorer, and Joy Wanderer gear
  • Prismatic Pride Outfit + accessories
  • Rainbow Pride Outfit + accessories
  • Shades of Pink Outfit + accessories
  • Shades of Violet Outfit + accessories
  • Rainbow Crocodile Pet

We have some new rainbow-themed gear coming this month for all heroes to enjoy. And remember: live a life full of color, happiness, joy, and pride. Battle On!

* As Mi says, "There is so much to do and to look at in the Shinkansen, so many different people and cultures. It’s the perfect place to hang out and just be yourself without worrying you’ll stick out. That’s why they chose to set up shop there."

Tags: Alina, Summer, Pride,
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June 07, 2024

Now Available: Summer AdventureCoin Bonus

Get 50% more ACs with any Membership or AC Pack

Our Summer Bonus is ON! Get 50% more bonus AdventureCoins with any AC or Membership pack you buy. This is a great time to top up and grab new gear, because our event line-up is on FIRE! 

Gear up and get ready, because all Summer long, we'll be adding new items for you! 

  • Seasonal Summer Shop
  • Meme x Anime Fusion gear
  • Wheel of Doom Merge & Treasure Chest updates
  • 2024 Summer Collection Chest

Also happening this Summer:

  • New main story updates 
  • Father's Day of DOOM 
  • the next chapter of the Hollowborn Saga 
  • Tanabata (aka the Star Festival)
  • permanent versions of staff wedding events return + wedding-themed upgrade bonus pack (featuring a house, quest, and items) to help you spread the love

Note: if you purchased ACs during the 24 hours before the bonus began (from 12:01 AM to 11:59 PM on May 30th), you were also given the bonus ACs. Those have already automatically been added to your account. 

Get 60,000 ACs while our Summer Bonus is on!

During our Summer AC bonus, get 60,000 ACs for $99.95 (that's 20,000 ACs more than normal!) and unlock your choice of upgrade bonus pack, 15x Rep, Gold, Class Points, and XP server boosts, and the Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (IoDA). 

Wait...AdventureCoin Bonus?!

That's right! Several times each year, we have bonus AdventureCoin offers (example: Summer, Back to School, and during the holidays). Bonus amounts and dates may change from year to year, so keep an eye on the Design Notes and social media for more news of future bonuses.

Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness?!

The Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (or MIoDA for short) is a miscellaneous item you will get by purchasing the 40k AdventureCoin pakage. Like the other IoDA items, it allows you to choose any item in the game when you redeem it through your Account Manager.

How to Claim your MIoDA Prize

Make sure you have a confirmed email address attached to your game account, and then follow these steps:

  1. Decide on the item you want
  2. Log into your Account Manager
  3. Click on the "Awesome Prizes" link on the sidebar
  4. You'll see a list of the IoDA tokens you have available
  5. Choose from a list of ALL the eligible item rewards  
  6. You'll be taken to a verification page to confirm your choice
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June 07, 2024

Hot New Fiery Boss + Beachin' Events

Summer is here, and so is the hottest gear of the year!

This weekend's heating up! Log in now to and journey to the Sunset Dunes for a fiery new boss battle against an Immortal (and judgemental) phoenix. Plus, all our seasonal Summer events are back -- /join eventhub to cool off after battle with a trip to the beach. 

New Game Update

  • Main Story: Battle the Phoenix in Sunset Dunes
  • New rewards: Phoenix's Glory armor set + Firebird weapons
  • Seasonal Events: Head to the /eventhub to find all our summer maps
  • New Upgrade Bonus: Unlock the Elven Assassin set 

Weekend Daily Gifts & Boosts

  • Server Boost: double Class Points
  • Resource Boost: Spirit Orbs and Metals
  • Saturday: Beach(ure) 83 Ball mace from the Baconcatzard in the /eventhub
  • Sunday: Immortal Phoenix house guards from Anqa in /sunsetdunes

Glorious New Reward Gear

Talk to Zhoom and Crulon in the Sunset Dunes map this weekend for a treasure chest full of hot new reward items. Defeat Anqa, the Immortal Phoenix to collect the resources needed to craft the Phoenix's Glory & Firebird's Fury items.

Sunset Treasures Merge Shop:

  • Phoenix's Glory armor & helm
  • Phoenix's Fury armor & helm
  • Golden Phoenix Wings & Great Wings
  • Golden Phoenix's Glory Blade (single + dual variant)
  • Golden Phoenix's Fury Blade (single + dual variant)
  • Firebird's Fury Blade (single + dual variant)
  • Firebird's Fury Spear

Sunset Dunes Reward Drops:

  • Golden Firebird's Spear
  • Golden Firebird's Blade  (single + dual variant)

Cool Off with our Seasonal Summer Events

Get your battle on... at the beach as all our seasonal Summer hubtown and rewards return in the /summerbreak map. Talk to Beleen to find all our summer shops, surf gear, and adventure zones around Lore.

Summer-themed maps:
  • Sunsetdunes
  • summerbreak
  • lavarockbay
  • burningbeach
  • blazingbeach
  • beachparty
  • freakitiki
  • coralbeach
  • lunacove
Note: the /summerhub map is no longer available. Instead, you can /join eventhub

Find all the returning seasonal items you guys love to battle through the beach in, and keep checking back as we continue to add more new gear all summer long! New 2024 exclusive surfboards will be added to the Summer shop soon, and 2024 graduation gear will arrive next week.

Summer Days Shop gear:

  • Summer Style armor
  • Summer Rave armor
  • Prismatic Summer Rave armor
  • Summer Rave accessories
  • Victory and Battle Swimwear armors
  • Robes of Knowledge

Seasonal surfboard staffs:

  • Artix Dragon surfboard
  • Treasure Map surfboard
  • Surfboard of the Nation
  • Surfboard of the Legion
  • Surfboard of Destiny

Burning Beach is Under Attack!

Fight fire with fire as we return to Burning Beach. Blazebeard (Lore's most notorious pirate) gained access to one of Pyromancy's greatest artifacts, the Magmanacles.

Now, he seeks to steal the ancient power trapped deep inside the island's volcano. If he succeeds, he'll have enough strength to rules the seas... the land... and beyond. Head to /blazingbeach as we continue the story of ArchMage Pyralis and the refugees of Feverfew Isle.

Or, if you're just joining us, begin the adventure in /burningbeach, where Pyralis seekst your help to save her people from an imminent volcanic eruption and the power of a raging (and trapped!) Storm Elemental.

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May 30, 2024

Summer AdventureCoin Bonus Starts NOW

Get 50% more ACs with any Membership or AC Pack

Our Summer Bonus is ON! Get 50% more bonus AdventureCoins with any AC or Membership pack you buy. This is a great time to top up and grab new gear, because our event line-up is on FIRE! 

Gear up and get ready, because all Summer long, we'll be adding new items for you! 

  • Seasonal Summer Shop
  • Meme x Anime Fusion gear
  • Wheel of Doom Merge & Treasure Chest updates
  • 2024 Summer Collection Chest

Also happening this Summer:

  • New main story updates 
  • Father's Day of DOOM 
  • the next chapter of the Hollowborn Saga 
  • Tanabata (aka the Star Festival)
  • permanent versions of staff wedding events return + wedding-themed upgrade bonus pack (featuring a house, quest, and items) to help you spread the love

Get 60,000 ACs while our Summer Bonus is on!

During our Summer AC bonus, get 60,000 ACs for $99.95 (that's 20,000 ACs more than normal!) and unlock your choice of upgrade bonus pack, 15x Rep, Gold, Class Points, and XP server boosts, and the Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (IoDA). 

Wait...AdventureCoin Bonus?!

That's right! Several times each year, we have bonus AdventureCoin offers (example: Summer, Back to School, and during the holidays). Bonus amounts and dates may change from year to year, so keep an eye on the Design Notes and social media for more news of future bonuses.

Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness?!

The Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (or MIoDA for short) is a miscellaneous item you will get by purchasing the 40k AdventureCoin pakage. Like the other IoDA items, it allows you to choose any item in the game when you redeem it through your Account Manager.

How to Claim your MIoDA Prize

Make sure you have a confirmed email address attached to your game account, and then follow these steps:

  1. Decide on the item you want
  2. Log into your Account Manager
  3. Click on the "Awesome Prizes" link on the sidebar
  4. You'll see a list of the IoDA tokens you have available
  5. Choose from a list of ALL the eligible item rewards  
  6. You'll be taken to a verification page to confirm your choice

Note: if you purchased ACs during the 24 hours before the bonus began (from 12:01 AM to 11:59 PM on May 30th), you were also given the bonus ACs. Those have already automatically been added to your account. 

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June 03, 2015

AQWeekly Newsletter: Releasing June 5

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Have fun battling on all weekend long! Super big thanks for playing AdventureQuest Worlds with us, and thanks for supporting the game! *high-five Legends and AdventureCoin buyers

Battle on!

Beleen, Alina, Artix, and the AQW Team

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May 26, 2015

Did someone say, "Living Dungeon Design?"

Sneak-peek at this summer’s blockbuster release

I am writing two (maybe three) releases for AdventureQuest Worlds this summer. Cysero and Beleen are coming back to write special releases too! For this one, Titan Hollow, I wrote a short story about three Titans battle for the tear of a Fairy that turned into an eternal curse. Like the most popular dungeons from Doomwood, this will be a story-crawl adventure with bonus hidden secrets for hard core gamers.

dage the evil sketch sneak peek
Designed by Dage the Evil

Originally, I wanted to make it a Grimskull dungeon, but for some reason, players hate dying horrific terrible animated deaths over and over again. <_< Not sure why. >_> Really. So instead of animating comical death cutscenes, we will be focusing on heroic acts of how to cleverly get from point A to point B which will provide scores of awesome screenshot worthy moments.

Beware of living dungeons though.... sometimes... they move. O_O

Like what you see? Share your thoughts on my Facebook post here!

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June 12, 2013

Summer Story Time

True Stories bro.

Summer is here! YAAY! The sun is out, school is out, and everyone is flocking to their favorite vacation destinations.

Summer Shop has graduation gear, beach items, and surfboards

If you’re nowhere near a beach—fear not! The Summer Shop in Battleon is open for business, and you can get all kinds of summer Seasonal Rares! 5 new RARE Surfboards have been added to the shop… and also the highly-anticipated color-custom Victory Swimwear!

Artix Beleen and DarkAxe15 yell Battle On

You know what else is a popular vacation destination? The Secret Underground Lab! Yesterday, 3 of our awesome players, DarkAxe15, DeathComes2x, and TheSaucyKnave visited the Lab and we gave them the grand tour. As you can see, DarkAxe15 even gave me a super adorable pink plushie pony for me to smother with LOVE! Eeeeeeeeeeep! =D

Okay. Srsly. How could I NOT have a plushie pony weapon in AQWorlds? Problem solved!

Beleens new pink unicorn plushie weapon in fantasy game 

Since my Featured Artist Showcase Shop is like 2 weeks away, I’ll put that pinkie pony in my special shop (along with a whole bunch of other random items that make me giggle!) for everyone to enjoy! Thanks again, DarkAxe15!

When best friends DeathComes2x and TheSaucyKnave came around, DeathComes2x showed me his hilarious-to-me-but-not-so-funny-for-Artix screenshot of his EbilCorp trickeries.

Pink EbilCorp takeover in online adventure game

Well done, DeathComes2x! Furthermore, DeathComes2x posed for an EbilCorp photo and Chairman Platinum posted this picture on QuickMeme.com. You can even vote on how meme-worthy it is by clicking on the pic!

EbilCorp be stealing weapons and loot

The entire Artix Entertainment staff loves meeting our fellow heroes in person! It’s so awesome playing with you guys and gals in game… but even awesome-er when we get to meet you in real life!

Wanna visit the Secret Underground Lab? Well first… you gatta find our undisclosed address. And then you gatta find the person in charge of scheduling tours. And then you gatta make it to the lab using no other means of transportation besides a dragon.

That ought to keep you busy for awhile =p

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