Design Notes

July 16, 2018

AQWorlds Patch Notes

Check the list of bug fixes to see what the team has addressed

Reens, Cemaros and the AQW Bug Hunter team are busy squashing the bugs you submit each week to the Bug Tracker at www.Artix.com/bugs.

Please do not send non-release bugs on Twitter.  They will get lost.  Make sure you send bug report forms!

Check back weekly to see if the bug you reported has been addressed.  Please remember that not all bugs are "easy fixes" so some reported and confirmed bugs from each week may not be on the fixed list as they will require more time or a different person to fix them.

If you would like to know how the reports go from you to fixed, check this page:
http://www.aq.com/lore/guides/BugReportFAQ

Bug Fixes:

  1. T-Shirt descriptions updated.  Now with 100% more cheese.
  2. Turrets in /hyperium timer has been extended.
  3. Typos!  Save me from the typos!

Art Fixes:

  1. Guardian Prime has removed the gloves.
  2. Necrotic Caster Locks Morph now has art.
  3. Draconic Oracle Morph no longer sky gazing.
  4. Male Obsidian Blademaster eye/glove CC issue fixed.
  5. Vampirate Armor female now has a fawncy collar too.
  6. Oblivion of Revontheus female set to match male.  (Sorry ladies! It was actually the female which was broke, not the male)
  7. Obsidian Legion Vampire boots remain black when running now.
  8. Void Draconian Head covers player head fully now.
  9. Monster BladeMaster Armor arm adjusted to better fit weapons.

Not Fixed & Why:

  1. Eternity Blade clicking - You have to click on the gem, not just anywhere on the blade.  It does require 2 clicks to change from blue to black.
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July 13, 2018

Shrade is back for VENGEANCE

Join us for the final Friday the 13th event of 2018!

The rumors… the myths… the legends are true. Shrade the Slayer is REAL, and he is hunting down every hero and moglin who visited Camp Gonnagetcha earlier this year.  This weekend, join Aurelio Voltaire, Mort, and Swaggy on their life-or-undeath fight to survive the spooky cabin in the woods where they’re hiding from Shrade.


Race with Aurelio Voltaire in Deady's Undead Hearse towards refuge: a super-spooky, not-at-all ominous cabin in the woods. Help other campers secure the cabin, escape Shrade, and last til dawn in this year's final Friday the 13th event

After you complete tonight's event, talk to Bobby (one of your fellow targets) and complete his quest to farm for new gear:

  • Survivor Swaggy pet (member-only)
  • Necrotic Caster's Skull pet
  • Scythe of Screams
  • Sword of Screams

Take on tonight's event boss to farm for the Necrotic Caster armor set from AQW community guest artist, Rare, and take on the ULTRA BOSS to farm for Shrade's armor and helm!

Tags: Alina,
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July 13, 2018

Friday the 13th Rare Gear

Event Rare Gear... from Guest Artist, Rare!

Find the deadly Assassin of Shadows set in your Featured Gear Shop until August 3rd and terrify your enemies… and friends! 


The Assassin's Puppeteer cape gives you 20% more XP when you equip it, while the Assassin's Puppeteer and Blade cape gives you 20% more Class Points when you equip it.

Tags: Alina,
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July 06, 2018

Sepulchure's Rise Chapter 1 Finale

Battle Lynaria's Light in the Plane of Darkness!

Log in this weekend for the Chapter 1 finale of the Sepulchure's Rise origin story! After fighting to save the woman you love...

After DYING to save the woman you love... 

King Alteon rewards you, his most loyal friend and knight, with exile, and a new name... Sepulchure. Take the battle against King Alteon's betrayal into a land where you're guaranteed to be stronger: the Plane of Darkness. Head to /alteonfight to begin tonight's adventure!

Chapter 1 Saga Finale Reward: Fiend of Light

Complete tonight's storyline in /darkplane, then talk to Lynaria to unlock her quest for the gear. Each of the pieces of the Fiend of Light set is 0 AC for permanent, free storage!

The Saga Continues This Fall...

Chapter 1 of the Sepulchure's Rise Saga told the story of how Sir Valen the PureHeart battled Dethrix Drakath, the Monster King, to save the Healer Lynaria and become Sepulchure the DoomKnight. This Fall, we'll return to the story with Chapter 2, covering the creation of ShadowFall, Lynaria's quest to save Sepulchure, and the birth of Gravelyn, future Empress of the ShadowScythe!

Tags: Alina,
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July 06, 2018

Unlock the Doomed Monster Lord Set

Upgrade with Select Membership or AdventureCoin Packages!

Starting this Friday, July 6th, at 6 PM EST, unlock the Doomed Monster Lord + Golden Monster Lord sets when you buy a 12 month membership or 12,000 AdventureCoin package. Plus, get up to 40% more bonus AdventureCoins with select AC packages until July 31st, 2018! 

12000 ACs or 12 month membership: Doomed Monster Lord Tier (All 17 items!)

Get more gear and save more of your real-world gold with our largest upgrade packages! 

  • 2 Armors: Doomed and Golden Monster Lord armors
  • 5 helms, 6 capes, 4 axes
  • 7 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory
  • Character page badge

Unlock the Golden Monster Lord armor set when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more

2000 AC, 5000 AC, 3 and 6 month memberships: Golden Monster Lord Tier

  • Golden Monster Lord armor
  • 2 helms, 3 cape, 2 weapons
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory
  • Character page badge

The Monster Lord bonus gear leaves August 3rd, 2018!

Upgrade Bonus Prizes

We always like to give you more than you expect! Each month, when you purchase any upgrade package (either AdventureCoins or membership) 5 heroes will have a chance to win one of the bonus prizes listed below!

  1. Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness ticket
  2. 5 More bank, inventory, and house spaces (over the cap, if they are already maxed out)
  3. A 20% boost to one weapon of their choice (that they already own)
  4. 2000 AdventureCoins
  5. 1 month membership

Read this Design Notes post for more details!

Tags: Alina,
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July 06, 2018

Get up to 40% more FREE ACs

Get up to 40% more AdventureCoins for Free!

We're celebrating our Summer of Evil with a great AdventureCoin Bonus! Get up to 40% more AdventureCoins when you buy select AC packs until July 31st.

From now until Tuesday, July 31st, get up to 40% more AdventureCoins with each AC package. On July 31st, the AdventureCoin bonus amounts change, so now is the best chance to get the most free ACs!

  • 12,000 AC 16,800 ACs (best offer - 40% more!)
  • 5,000 AC 6,500 ACs 
  • 2,000 AC 2,300 ACs 
  • 900 AC 950 ACs 

Note: this offer does not apply to AdventureCoin purchases bought on Amazon.com, or the bonus ACs that come with membership packages. 

Tags: Alina,
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July 05, 2018

July 2018 Event Calendar

Frostval, Friday the 13th, and New Featured Gear!

The Summer of Evil continues this month with the Sepulchure's Rise, Chapter 1 finale, our final Friday the 13th event of the year, and then - to help you stay cool while the releases heat up -we're celebrating the first-ever Frostval in July in the DragonLands! 

July 4: Fireworks in Battleon + seasonal Independence Day weapons return

July 6: Sepulchure's Rise Chapter 1 finale + Summer AC bonus + Monster Lord upgrade bonus

July 13:  Friday the 13th + Rares Shop

July 20:  Dwarfhold Revitalization + Dwarf War returns + New Treasure Chest gear

July 27:  Frostval in July: The DragonLands + Limited Time Set

Tags: Alina,
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July 03, 2018

Patch Notes Extras! - Screenshots!

Screenshots 101
It’s said a picture is worth a thousand words.  This is usually true.  But are those a thousand good words, or swear words is the question.  So today, let’s go over how to give the best possible screenshots for your bug reports!

The first thing we need you to know is we aren’t going to hack your computer to look at your screenshots. If the “link” you send us begins with C:\\ or file:\\, this is not a URL we can look at, it is the file location on your computer.  Once you have taken your screenshot, we need you to upload the picture to a public hosting site so we can see it.

What do we mean by public hosting site?  A website where the picture can be viewed without requiring us to download anything, or to have an account.  We highly recommend Imgur and LightShot.  

What other sites can you use?  A lot of people like to use Twitter and Facebook.  Both of these platforms have what can be serious drawbacks.  Twitter pics tend to be too small to be able to see fine details on.  And too many times, Facebook pics are behind a lock and we cannot see them.  If you do plan to use either of these, please try to get a good quality shot and set it for public viewing.

What makes a good quality shot?  First of all, don’t crop it so tight we cannot tell what it was supposed to be of.  It’s best if you just go ahead and screenshot the entire screen, and use circles or arrows or even stickers to point to the spot you want us to look at.  This is especially true when you are reporting about things on a map.  Too tightly cropped and we can’t tell what room you are in.  

Can you recommend a really good screenshot tool?  Absolutely.  My personal favourite is ShareX. You can get it here:  https://getsharex.com/
ShareX allows you to take the screenshot, edit it and upload all in one easy to use window. It’s free, customizable and can be set to upload to a variety of sites.  

Another really good tool is LightShot.
You can get it here:  https://app.prntscr.com/en/index.html
LightShot is easy to use and allows you to edit and upload directly to prntscr.com. 

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July 03, 2018

AQWorlds Patch Notes

Check the list of bug fixes to see what the team has addressed

Reens, Cemaros and the AQW Bug Hunter team are busy squashing the bugs you submit each week to the Bug Tracker at www.Artix.com/bugs.

Please do not send non-release bugs on Twitter.  They will get lost.  Make sure you send bug report forms!

Check back weekly to see if the bug you reported has been addressed.  Please remember that not all bugs are "easy fixes" so some reported and confirmed bugs from each week may not be on the fixed list as they will require more time or a different person to fix them.

If you would like to know how the reports go from you to fixed, check this page:
http://www.aq.com/lore/guides/BugReportFAQ

Bug Fixes:

  1. The Gender Swapped Gravelyn armor was added to the Champion of Light badge shop.
  2. “Punk Shadowfall” quest fixed.  Gravelyn no longer absolutely refusing to be slimed.
  3. Cutscene replay buttons in Chaosbeast and Falcontower fixed.

Art Fixes:

  1. Dragon of Light female chest has been fixed.
  2. Sepulchure’s hand on the surfboard repositioned.
  3. SoulWeaver (female) and variants have had the arm reattached to the body.
  4. DoomKnight Naval Commander fixes:
    • Female arm reattached.
    • Coat tails lengthened.
    • Male face shadow bleached.
    • Gloves on both male and female now red, and the holes patched.
  5. Doctor What (female) waist no longer looks like a magic trick gone wrong.
  6. Rampage BladeMaster (male) pants recoloured.

Not Fixed & Why:

  1. Guardian of Light helms:
    • Scarf cutting into shoulder - is because of how layering works
    • The beads floating - this is why there are two variants of the helm.
    • The facial hair is the way the artist sent it, so it was intentional.
  2. World Sealer glows are intentional.
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