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June 22, 2018

2018 Summer Shop + Surfboards

The Heat is ON!

Log in this weekend to find our new 2018 Summer Surf items. Get the Flame Tattoo armor, all-new surfboards, the ShadowScythe Surfer armor, and more at www.AQ.com! 

Summer 2018 Gear is Here!

This year's new surfboards were inspired by the winners of our May "Design a Surfboard" contest. Each winner will get their own 0 AC board for free storage. Everyone else can find the surfboards in...

Summer Shop (in your Game Menu)

  • Artix Dragon Surfboard
  • Octo Balloon Surfboard
  • Death's Surfboard

These boards will return each year along with the rest of our seasonal summer items.

Featured Gear Shop (in your Game Menu)

  • Baconator Surfboard
  • Monster Queen Surfboard
  • Sepulchure's Surfboard
  • Ice Cweam Surfboard
  • Stranded J6 Surfboard

These boards will only be available during our Summer 2018 events. Once Summer ends, these boards will be gone forever.

Brutalcorn Boss Drop

  • Brutalcorn Surfboard 

Battle Brutalcorn in the /battlewedding map for a chance to get this 0 AC surfboard for a limited time.

Featured Gear Shop Update

Summer won't be available forever... and neither will our rare Summer gear! To see what Summer items will go rare in August, head to the Featured Gear shop in your Game Menu to find...

  • Rare 2018 Summer Surfboards
  • ShadowScythe Surfer armor
  • Beach Waves and Beach Bum hair helms

Treasure Map Shop Update

Find the Treasure Map in your AdventureCoin shop in the game menu to unlock 13 armors, the Map of Lore Surfboard, and more!

  • Map of Lore Surfboard
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June 22, 2018

Summer AdventureCoin Bonus Ends July 1st

Get up to 50% more AdventureCoins for Free!

FINAL WEEKEND! We're celebrating our Summer of Evil with a great AdventureCoin Bonus! Get up to 50% more AdventureCoins when you buy select AC packs until July 1st.

From now until Saturnday, June 30th, get up to 50% more AdventureCoins with each AC package. On July 1st, the AdventureCoin bonus amounts change, so now is the best chance to get the most free ACs!

  • 12,000 AC 18,000 ACs (best offer - 50% more!)
  • 5,000 AC 7,000 ACs 
  • 2,000 AC 2,500 ACs 
  • 900 AC 1,000 ACs 

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

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June 22, 2018

This Weekend: Sepulchure's Rise Part III

Invasion of Ebonslate Fortress

This weekend, we continue the Sepulchure's Rise origin story with part III - the attack on Ebonslate Fortress! Battle as Sir Valen - the knight who would become Sepulchure - and choose between your love for the Healer Lynaria and your loyalty to your best friend, Sir Alteon. Log in this weekend and /join Valenschoice to begin Part III of the Sepulchure's Rise Saga!

Will you fight to save Lynaria? Or battle to save the town of Highwick? Your choice will determine how far down the path to Darkness you descend. But no matter which direction you choose... Dethrix, the Monster King, will be waiting.

This weekend: battle the Ebonslate Bruiser miniboss in /ebonslate for a chance to get the pieces of the ShadowStealer armor set, or get the rare ShadowReaper Guard cape (shown above) instantly from your Featured Gear Shop for AdventureCoins.

The story so far... 

 Last week, you fought as Sir Valen alongside Sir Alden Alteon and the Healer Lynaria on a quest to find and defeat the true Champion of Darkness. 

This week... Choose between love and loyalty, and prepare to confont Dethrix, the Monster King.

Next week... Continue your descent into Darkness as you battle deeper into the dungeons of Ebonslate Fortress.

Read the Design Notes on Artix.com

At long last, we're building Artix.com into the all-game hub it was meant to be. Get all our weekly update news and the new Artix Games Launcher at www.Artix.com.

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June 15, 2018

Sepulchure's Rise: Part 2

Battle through the Valley of DOOOOOM!

Sepulchure's Rise, the story of how a simple knight became the dread DoomKnight Sepulchre, continues this weekend! Quest as the heroic knight Sir Valen to defeat the Champion of Darkness. 

Quest as the heroic knight Sir Valen to defeat the Champion of Darkness. Wait a minute! That scroll from Part 1 said we already did. If you are asking yourself this then

1.) Give yourself 100pts for paying good attention. Good job!

2.) Put on your anti-spoiler hats and get ready for a plot roller coast.

Last week in part 1... which was not actually part 1. We were not ready with part 1 yet, so you sorta had a prologue, prequel, part 0 where you played as Lynaria or Alden. The adventure really starts this week.

Remember that scroll you unlocked after playing through the story? The one that says Alden and Valen defeated Dethrix-- the Champion of Darkness? He was defeated, but not dead. Well, he might be undead, but the important part here is that he is not UNDEAD-DEAD.  Which is really dead. Even for the dead. Extra dead.

As tonight's release goes live our trio of heroes will be on their way to restore the glory of Swordhaven... but that Swordhaven Oracle is really going to metaphorically poo in Valen's cereal.

#PROTIP The secret is making sure the Champion of Darkness never finds that BLOOD RED armor with the spikes on it. Ready to start the chain of events that breaks a heroic knight?

"What makes a good man go bad.... or in Valens case... worse."

Featured Gear: Swordhaven Knight + Tower Guardian House

This weekend, gear up and show your allegiance to Swordhaven. Find Bright Dragon Knight set in the Featured Gear shop for AdventureCoins, and find the rest of the sets from the release merge shop, quests, and monsters.

There are 5 factions of Knights in the AdventureQuest World's Kingdom of Swordhaven...

  • Frogzard Knights
  • Bright Dragon Knights
  • Knights of Light (Not the Night Lights)
  • Legendary Knights
  • Chicken Cow Knights

Find the Guardian Tower house for 2,000 AdventureCoins from Penny, the Centaur 21 house vendor in the /buyhouse map.

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June 08, 2018

New Good and Evil Gear from Quibble

Prepare for DOOOOOOOM with Quibble's Rare Gear!

Quibble is in Battleon this weekend, bringing you new Good and Evil gear as we begin this Summer's main event:  Sepulchure's Saga: The Rise of Darkness! He's selling most of his gear for AdventureCoins, but has a few things for everyone... if you can meet his price! 

What Will Quibble Coinbiter Bring?

If you've seen Quibble appear before, you know that his arrival heralds the beginning of the next main storyline... so THIS time around, he's bringing gear crafted in honor of the saga's two main elements: light and darkness. 

This weekend, find the following gear in Quibble's shop:

  • the Guardian of Darkness armor set
  • the Guardian of Light armor set
  • the ShadowScythe Quibble Bank Pet

He never stays in one place long and we have no idea when (or if) he will be back. Remember, he is not selling rares, he is selling items you are not even supposed to have! 

What is a Quibble Coinbiter?

Quibble Coinbiter is everyone’s favorite sales Moglin, who travels far and wide, collecting never-before-seen Items to add to your impressive collection. That's right, his gear has never been seen in the world before, but he sells them used... How is this possible? Quibble has a connection with a slightly corrupt time-travel fairy who supplies him with items that have not even been created yet*.

Quibble Coinbiter sales moglin

No one knows if—or when—Quibble’s Items will go permanently Rare, so your best bet is to get all the goodies in his shop just in case it’s the latter!

* Thinking about this should hurt your brain. It hurts mine!

** I wonder... if the item's used, but never seen before... is the time travel fairy going to the future after you have discarded the weapon, taking it from you, and then coming BACK in time so Quibble to sell it to you before you ever found it***?

*** O_O

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June 07, 2018

This weekend: Sepulchure's Rise, Part 1

The Summer of Sepulchure starts this Weekend!

This weekend, log in and battle as Sir Alden or Healer Lynaria as you quest to take over Scarsgarde Keep, the closest fortress to Dreadhaven, home of the Monster King Dethrix! 

In Sepulchure's Saga, you'll play as Valen. THIS week, you get to chose to play as either Lynaria or Alden, and learn more about how they think and feel as you fight to secure a location from which to launch your attack on the Monster King Dethrix.

Good Guy Knight

After you finish playing through the story in /scarsgarde, head back into the Keep battle the Captain for a chance to get the pieces of his armor set!

BONUS SCROLL: After you defeat the Captain, /join Crownsreach and make your way to the throne room. You'll unlock a scroll from Drakath, written shortly after he saw the battle between his father and Sir Adlen. Discover the story from his point of view!

The Sepulchure's Rise Saga Starts Now!

This weekend, log in and battle as Sir Alden or Healer Lynaria as you quest to take over Scarsgarde Keep, the closest fortress to Dreadhaven, home of the Monster King Dethrix! 

  • Part 1: Scarsgarde Keep Invasion Before the TRUE attack
  • Part 2: The Valley of Doom Hunt for the Champion of Darlkness
  • Part 3: Attack on EbonSlate Fortress Will you choose loyalty or love? 
  • Part 4: Valen vs the Monster King A new beginning waits...
  • Part 5: The Shadows Fall Without Darkness, there is no light.

Originally, we were going to begin the Sepulchure's Rise saga with Part 2, in the Valley of Doom. But late last week, we saw how much time and care J6 and Ghost were putting into the zone and cutscenes, and we did not want to rush them. The decision was easy - push the initial launch date back a week and release a "pre-logue" to the "prologue."

Next week, prepare for DOOOOOOOOM!

Tags: Alina, Sepulchure,
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June 01, 2018

Happy Birthday, Daimyo

Log in to Battleon to get your own Daimyo Pet

Each year on June 1st, Artix adds Daimyo into Battleon for his birthday, so heroes can buy him as a pet. The real-life pet Daimyo was the inspiration for Daimyo, the Undead Slaying Pomeranian, who appears in many of our video games. This year, when we woke, we found a special surprise in the Battleon Town Fountain. Until Monday, Members can head there to get their own battle companion.

Daimyo: Immortal Battle Companion

Adding in Daimyo for his birthday is a tradition that started in the original AdventureQuest. For 15 years, the real-life Daimyo battled alongside Artix, often coming to the Lab to help defend from potential undead army attacks... or student tour groups... or the lunch cart... or HeroMart package delivery men... 

 

On Monday, the fountain will change back to the Daimyo Statue -- where he will live on forever, as an iconic symbol of hope, loyalty, and cuteness. On Monday, a new Daimyo pet will also be permanently added in Artix's Necropolis merge shop - the ShadowScythe Armored Daimyo battle pet.

The Legend of Daimyo

Once upon a time there was a feudal lord from a great Eastern Kingdom. He battled an evil Witch, who cursed him into the form of an adorable puppy. While undertaking the perilous quest to return to normal, he befriended and became the faithful companion of the Paladin, Artix. No one knows Daimyo's secret or what quest is required to return to normal. Mostly because every time he tries to speak it comes out as cheerfully high pitched, "Arf!"

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June 01, 2018

1st Lord of Chaos Saga Revitalization

Return to Chiral Valley This Weekend

A Hero never stops training, and we never stop working to improve what we’ve built. Log in this weekend to see the first round of new improvements designed to help new heroes get the most out of the Oaklore tutorial zone. New and experienced adventurers can battle hordes of skeletons as we bring back the original Undead War!

Chiral Valley: New Gear, New Polish

Chaos still seethes in Chiral Valley, and it is up to you to clear it out! This week, the dev team went back to the areas in Chiral Valley to improve the balance and flow of the 1st Lord of Chaos main story saga and side content.

The polish changes are focused in:

  • Mobius
  • Faerie
  • Cornelis
  • Relativity
  • Hydra
  • Escherion

Many of the NPCs have had their dialogues updated to help new heroes navigate the storyline more easily. Select monsters and quests have also been rebalanced and adjusted. 

Experienced heroes (levels 30+) can talk to DewDrop Fairy in /mobius for new high-level farming battles. The higher the level of Hydra you battle, the more HydraSlayer merge shop tokens you'll earn! Farm the tokens to create the pieces of the Chaos HydraSlayer set!

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June 22, 2018

Unlock the ShadowScythe DoomLord Set

Upgrade with Select Membership or AdventureCoin Packages!

Evil never looked so Good! Starting this Friday, June 1st, at 6 PM EST, unlock the ShadowScythe DoomLord + ShadowScythe Warrior armor sets when you buy a 12 month membership or 12,000 AdventureCoin package. Plus, get up to 50% more bonus AdventureCoins with select AC packages until June 29th, 2018! 

12000 ACs or 12 month membership: ShadowScythe DoomLord Tier (All 13 items!)

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

  • 2 Armors: ShadowScythe DoomLord and ShadowScythe Warrior
  • 2 helms, 4 capes, 2 scythes, 2 pets
  • Mini DoomLord pet
  • 7 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory
  • Character page badge

Unlock the ShadowScythe Warrior armor set when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more

2000 AC, 5000 AC, 3 and 6 month memberships: ShadowScythe Warrior 

  • ShadowScythe Warrior Armor
  • 1 helms, 1 cape, 1 weapon, 1 pet
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory
  • Character page badge

The ShadowScythe DoomLord bonus gear goes rare June 29th, 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!

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June 01, 2018

Summer AdventureCoin Bonus Sale

Get up to 50% more AdventureCoins for Free!

It's Summer... but despite the sun, AdventureQuest Worlds is eclipsing the sky with our darkest sale ever. For a limited time only, get up to 50% more Adventure Coins and unlock the ShadowScythe DoomLord item set with select packages. 

Starting Friday, June 1st, at 12:01 AM EST the Summer Madness AC Sale is ON! Get more AdventureCoins with each AC package, and the larger the AC package you buy, the more bonus ACs you'll have to spend as we begin our Summer of Evil storyline - Sepulchure: Rise of Darkness!!

  • 12,000 AC 18,000 ACs (best offer - 50% more!)
  • 5,000 AC 7,000 ACs 
  • 2,000 AC 2,500 ACs 
  • 900 AC 1,000 ACs 

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

* On June 29th, the bonus amount will drop, so if you're looking to buy AdventureCoins, this is the time to do it!

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May 31, 2018

June Calendar of Events

Good, Evil, and DOOOOOOOOM!

Summer is starting to heat up, and that's why we're bringing you the hottest scandal Swordhaven's ever seen - King Alteon, Queen Lynaria, and the doomed Sir Valen... the warrior who would be Sepulchure. Evil has NEVER looked so Good!

June 1: Summer AC bonus + ShadowScythe DoomLord upgrade bonus + Chiral Valley Revitalization

June 8Sepulchure: Rise of Darkness Part 1 + Quibble's Rares Shop

June 15Sepulchure: Rise of Darkness Part 2 + Featured Gear Set - Bright Dragon Knight

June 22Sepulchure: Rise of Darkness Part 3 + Summer Shop

June 29: Sepulchure: Rise of Darkness Part 4 + Dragon of Light Limted Quantity Set + Gold Gear Raffle

and join us for the final release in Chapter 1 of Sepulchure's Rise Saga on July 6th!

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May 25, 2018

Get Double Boosts All Weekend Long

Celebrate Memorial Day with more gold, rep, XP, and class points!

Log in this weekend to celebrate Memorial Day with DOUBLE gold, rep, XP, and class points boosts on all servers! An extended 25% gold, rep, XP, and class points boost will run until Thursday, May 31st!

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May 25, 2018

Limited Time Gear: Ice Lord Guardian Set

Chill Out with our Coolest New Set!

Summer is approaching, and so is the first heat wave of the year. Cool off with one of this month's coolest sets: the Ice Lord Guardian! Find it in your game menu’s Featured Gear Shop available until Friday, June 11th!

Pieces of the set include:

  • Ice Lord Guardian Armor
  • Color-custom hair and morph helms
  • Ice Lord Guardian's Helmet
  • Wrap cape
  • Dagger, Blades, and Enchanted Blade (with 20% gold boost)
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May 25, 2018

This Weekend: Great Fire War Finale

The Fight Against Drakonnan Heats Up!

This weekend, log in and prepare to face off against Drakonnan, a fire mage bent on revenge! Your mission is clear: reforge the pieces of the legendary Frozen Claymore into a weapon capable of stopping him once and for all!

The Story So Far...

First, an army of fire dragons attacked, ravaging the lands around Ashenvale…

Then we recovered the Frozen Claymore, a legendary ice weapon powerful enough to help us in the fight against the Great Fire Dragon Akriloth....

Now only the deadliest obstacle to peace stands in our path... the dread mage Drakonnan. Wielding the Elemental Orb of Fire, he has the power to rain flaming destruction down upon us all!

Hot Finale Rewards

Aranx's Flame and Frost Dragon Knight armor sets are here

  • Open Treasure Chests to get the Frost Dragon Knight set pieces
  • Battle monsters in this weekend's release to craft the Flame Dragon Knight set pieces

NEW: 0 AC Dragon Pet + Quest Boss Drop

Plus, /join CharredPlains and battle Akriloth for a chance to get the 0 AC Baby FlameTongue dragon pet! This pet will only be available until Friday, June 22nd.

Complete this li'l guy's treasure quest for a chance to get the following sword rewards:

  • Diamond Darkness Blade
  • Ruby Darkness Blade
  • Emerald Darkness Blade
  • Amethyst Darkness Blade
  • Turquoise Darkness Blade

We know many of you have already annihilated Part 2 of the Great Fire War event. We want to make sure that heroes who still need to complete it have battle companions to fight alongside. So for all you heroes who've already slain Akriloth, we're giving you an extra-awesome reason to do your fellow heroes a favor. Help them beat the boss AND farm for your hot new reward.

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May 24, 2018

Final Week for ArchFiend DragonKnight

Upgrade with Select Membership or AdventureCoin Packages!

The deadliest dragons are drawn to Evil… and to Nulgath the ArchFiend. Will you choose to join them? Starting Friday, May 4th, at 6 PM EST, unlock the ArchFiend DragonKnight set when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more. Get the ArchFiend DragonKnight gear and the exclusive ArchFiend DragonLord set with a 12 month membership or 12000 AC package.

12000 AC or 12 month membership packages: ArchFiend DragonLord Tier (All 27 items!)

Get more gear and save more of your real-world gold with our largest upgrade packages! Unlock the armor set with our 12000 AdventureCoin or 12 month membership packages:

  • 4 Armors: ArchFiend DragonLord and DragonKnight + Shield Armor variants
  • 6 helms, 4 capes, 7 weapons, 4 pets + 2 Battle Pets
  • The Fiend Dragon's Companion Pet + Eye of Astaroth Blade pets come with quests for the pets and Astaroth gear 
  • 7 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory

2000 and 5000 AC or 3 and 6 month membership package: ArchFiend DragonKnight Tier

  • ArchFiend DragonKnight + Shield Armor variant
  • 3 helms, 3 capes, 3 weapons, 1 Pet
  • The Eye of Astaroth Blade pet comes with a quest for the Astaroth gear 
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory

All packages will also come with the ArchFiend DragonKnight character page badge, so you can show all your friends who Nulgath's supreme Dragon Commander really is! The ArchFiend DragonKnight bonus gear goes rare June 1st, 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) you'll have a chance to win one of the bonus prizes listed below!

Each month, we will choose FIVE winners from among the list of people who upgraded the previous month. Winners will find a note in their inventory with details on how to contact us with their prize choice. They will get to choose one thing from the following list:

  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

And because we know not everyone is able to upgrade every month, we will ALSO choose 1 person from the list of all the everyone who logged in within the last 30 days. They'll receive the same prizes listed above.

Read this Design Notes post for more details!

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