… and it’s release day!
Fire and ice collide as the much requested Pyromancer Class is released, while you cool off in the chilly darkness of the member only Battleunder area! Meanwhile, shops are getting updated, get your favorite items from AQ, DF and MQ!
It’s one of the biggest releases EpicDuel has EVER seen! Tonight is WAR! Descend into the heart of Delta V, declare your allegiance to either the Exile resistance or the Legion army. Find out what’s behind the mysterious Delta Vault with new grenades, NPCs, battlemodes and shiny achievements!
Continue your journey through the dreamscape-turned-nightmare… things aren’t always as they seem.
Permanent versions of the Avenger-themed weapons are coming to Parker Books on Zargon. As the 4th of July is approaching, lots of bug squashing is occuring!
Summer is officially here, the summer shop is now open! Some items are coming back next year, while some will be gone forever. Get those items now as well as the items in the limited time Freedom Shop!
Continue your journey in Paxia and unravel the mystery surrounding the Chessmaster.
Pyromancer Class coming to AQWorlds
The hot new art Dage created below was inspired by the upcoming Pyromancer Class in AQWorlds, the full skill list can be found on the AQWorlds Design Notes. We expect to have this class in AQ3D as well, but as you are reading this, we’re actually making the 3D game work in flash. Check back for information on when the Alpha testing resumes!
The last sheet of Paper
This is one of those special stories that no other game studio would share… 6 months ago, when we moved into the new studio (just before starting the AQ3D: Legends of Lore Project), I sifted and sorted through all my notes – easily 4 feet tall. All these papers are filled with ideas, sketches, interface designs, etc. While going through them, I found a lot of unused paper (120 to 150?) and made a promise to make sure they will be used for the future and not be discarded.
The non-member Pyromancer Class is coming out this Friday! You must complete the Xan storyline (/join volcano, /join xantown, /join xancave) in order to start earning this class (It will require 84 Shurpu Blaze Tokens) or you can buy it from Itzachi for 2,000 AC as usual.
Pyromancer Class, with the Pyromancer Mask (Member Only, 21 Shurpu Blaze Tokens)
There will be a Pyromancer Shop from Warlic, which will be selling the class & items like Pyromancer Mask, Emblazoned Pyromancer Armor & more!
Emblazoned Pyromancer Armor! (500 AC) with the Emblazoned Mask (150 AC)
If you want to look like Xan, it’s your lucky day. The shop will also be selling his armor AND helm.
Xan’s Robes (600 AC) with Xan’s Flaming Skull (Member Only, 42 Shurpu Blaze Tokens)
Here is info about the Shurpu Blaze Tokens:
Once you complete the Xan Storyline, speak to Warlic in the Shurpu Library. He will have some daily quests that will reward you with Shurpu Blaze Tokens when you complete them. Non-members can earn up to 14 a week but there is a special Member version of the quest that will reward Members with up to 21 Tokens per week.
MEMBERS: You will only be able to do ONE of the quests per day. MAKE SURE YOU DO THE MEMBER VERSION!
You’ve got less than a week left to submit your entries to the Story Worth Saving and Scam Awareness Contests! There are lots of prizes in store for both contests, including a special one of a kind weapon and some Z-Tokens for the AQ Contest and an in-game item, some Varium and an exclusive achievement for the EpicDuel Contest!
Get your entries in now before the June 30 one minute before midnight deadline. You can submit your entries here for the writing contest and here for the art contest. Good luck!
Now with 100% more O_O
It’s Friday… it’s also release night and there’s lots in store for you on the weekend! The next Chaos Lord Saga is starting in AdventureQuest Worlds! The winning entry of the Doomwood Art contest has also been posted. Meanwhile, EpicDuel‘s BIG WA….huh? Pushed back, seriously? Aww man. Um, EpicDuel is going to be marketing what they’re gonna release NEXT WEEK! In DragonFable, the end of Chapter 2 is approaching. MechQuest‘s Planet Romero is complete and new items are being released as the team prepares for the coming onslaught of the ShadowScythe armada. In AdventureQuest, you can now battle the final boss of the Bizzare Flecks saga.
AQWorlds 2012 DoomWood Art Contest Winner
AdventureQuest3D – Legend of Lore Alpha Test
In a surprise twist, the crazy and unscripted Sock Puppet Show ended with the start of Alpha Test #1 for AQ3D: Legend of Lore. The test server is currently offline, but if you haven’t gotten your 250 points yet, do not worry! Alpha testing will continue next week after some bugs are fixed.
There are SO MANY bugs to fix… including the bug where if one person jumps, everyone else does too! If you check Artix.com (soon), you’ll be able to see the server status to show when Alpha is playable.
American Ninja Warrior… Chairman Platinum on TV?!
This Sunday, “American Ninja Warrior” will be airing on G4 and there’s a good chance that Chairman Platinum will be there running the obstacle course! Roam (you may recognize him from this HeroMart video) wanted to be on the “American Ninja Warrior” show. Knowing it was a bad idea, I decided to join in! Chairman Platinum found out about this… and made a submission video as well. The people in charge of the show approved all three videos! In the excitement of wanting to compete with Chairman Platinum, an agreement was made that if I won, we could get OverSoul back… but if he won, he would get the entire game studio! O_O You know what they say: “Go big or go home.” We were anxious to see who won, but contestants are unable to reveal anything until after the episode airs. We do not know if Roam or Chairman Platinum will appear on TV yet, but it will be easy to tell if they do!
It is official… sock puppets told us so.
Explore a vast expanding world, become the master of the elements, unlock the power of the Dragon’s light and uncover the secrets of the mysterious Grimsbane. But we need to see if the chat works first, chat only alpha testing with incomplete graphics begins!
Play Alpha Test 1!
Alpha Test #1 is LIVE! (worth 250 Alpha pts.)
Were you surprised?! If you qualify, please help us test the multiplayer server and chat! Remember that nothing is final in this test.
Thank you for your help!
Naming AdventureQuest 3D was one of the most challenging things to do. We originally wanted to call the game LORE (Land of Rising Evil), which was the original name planned for AdventureQuest. For legal reasons, over 5 dozen more name, including LORE, could not be used. From the votes in Twitter, Facebook and the Artix.com comments, the winner was clear.
Announced LIVE in a puppet show?!
Thanks to whoever reminded Artix of his tweet about announcing AQ3D’s name in a puppet show! The sewing machines will be coming out in between running a booth in the MetroCon convention… for possibly the most embarrassing idea in AE History! Join in the fun next Thursday (possibly) for some puppet naming chaos live on AQWorlds. Questions will be answered about the game as well as an update on the alpha testing, which AQWorlds Members are invited to participate in.
- This Friday – Release Day, all games get an update!
- This Weekend – MetroCon at Tampa, FL. Meet the team in person on Saturday, 8PM!
- Next Wednesday – Reddit “Ask Us Anything” – 6PM Eastern
- Next Thursday – LIVE Puppet Show on AQW – 6PM Eastern?
- Next Weekend – Chairman Platinum will be on the American Ninja TV Show, more information coming soon!
Your opinions are taken very seriously when big decisions are made in any of our games, and now it’s time to make one of the biggest decisions of AQ3D!
What should we name AQ3D?
- Game of Dragons
- Legends of Lore
Vote now on the Artix Krieger Facebook Page or comment on the Artix.com article.
Quest Status: 1.5 of 15 minutes of fame obtained
The local NBC News Channel 8 did a story on Artix Entertainment! A lot of the team made it onto the segment, including Cysero’s shoeless feet, Beleen’s pink ball seat-thing and even Daimyo! They showed an amazing glimpse of the game development team which releases weekly updates in the segment, watch it here.
Meanwhile… on AdventureQuest 3D
Major progress has been made on this gaming project, a whole new “good old times” is in store for this new saga as it quickly approaches.
As the 10 year anniversary of AdventureQuest approaches, excitement is growing for the lineup of games:
- AdventureQuest Worlds – Guilds, Nulgath VS Dage War, Friday the 13th and more!
- OverSoul – Artix is going to win it back from EbilCorp’s Chariman Platinum (come back tomorrow for the full story)!
- AdventureQuest 3D – … which still doesn’t have an official name!
Just in time for the MetroCon Convention
Artix Entertainment will be running a booth in the MetroCon Convention in Tampa, FLA. Many guests, including voice actor who did Piccalo for DragonBall Z will be there! We will be running a panel at 10AM on Saturday, just look for a a crazy game developer running around battling undead in the paladin armor below.
Armor Making 101
If you follow Artix on Twitter, you may already know that we’ve been learning how to make a cosplay armor! Team members, including Dage, Galanoth and Faith all cram inside a greenscreen room, setting up tables (stations)… with a giant box of mats, and a LOT of boxes full of action figure shipments! The armors were traced onto the gym floor mat, then the pieces were cut out and glued together. The whole ‘armor’ is spray painted in black and colored.
What do you think should be made next? Follow @ArtixKrieger on Twitter to give your idea!