November 24, 2014
EpicDuel’s Frozen Fury House Decorating Contest 2014
Seasons greetings, EpicDuelists!
We are super excited to announce EpicDuel’s Frozen Fury House Decorating Contest! Your character is equipped for the winter season, so why isn't your home? We're looking for the snazziest, most creatively cheerful and festive houses that you can decorate!
The contest is sure to bring some Delta V warmth to your home! To top things off, if you win you'll even get a personal EpicDuel house item and achievement!
House Item Trophy
HOW TO ENTER
This time around, there are three ways to submit your entries: The AE Forums, Twitter, and the AE Reddit!
►Twitter Include hashtag #EDCoolHouse in your Tweet BEFORE submitting. If your tweet is more than 140 characters long, http://www.twitlonger.com/ is a great tool to help when your entry is a bit too long!
►AE Reddit Please only post contest entries in this reddit link here.
RULES AND GUIDELINES
The rules and guidelines are short and to the point, but we advise you to follow them otherwise your entry could be disqualified.
Include the below format when submitting:
The team is looking forward to seeing your entries in a few weeks! Good luck, everyone!
Stay safe and Happy Holidays!
The EpicDuel Team
November 21, 2014
Frozen Fury MMO Mega Event
The Biological Preserve Has Fallen!
The Legion forces managed to claim another victory, this time in the Biological Preserve! Can the Legion keep this winning streak going into the next region (yet to be determined).
The Corrupted Tree is cleansed and the Legion have already staked a claim. What will they be able to accomplish with the Corruption Spores in their possession?
Be sure to claim your War Prize: The Armor Hazard Husk! The claim button won't available as long as it normally is due to the upcoming Winter event!
It doesn't make my butt look big does it? It's the chitinous shell, isn't it?
Since the war is over (for now), and there's no scheduled release this week, we're rewarding everyone with a well-deserved weekend of double experience and credits!
You'd better stock up, because you'll need all you can get for the upcoming Frozen Fury event, with the kind challenges and rewards scarcely scene in a browser MMO!
Welcome to Frysteland yet again...or should I say *yeti* agai...I'll show myself out...
Just kidding! It'll take more than a lame pun to get rid of me!
Back on point, Alydriah is up to something in the frozen northlands of Delta V again, but this time it involves invoking the otherworldly power of the Krampus avatar of the Void, The Endless. Edgar Boothe wants to believe there is still good in Alydriah's metallic heart, but he won't hesitate to oppose her if she threatens the life of his beloved people. In his mind, the Legion can bring advanced technology and improve the quality of life of the Krampus, but Alydriah's mind is set on conquest and revenge!
Starting December 5th, we will launch the first part of a 3-part saga as Legion and Exile forces question their allegiances and old grudges resurface. Will Edgar betray Alydriah? Will Alydriah gain control of the Krampus and exert her will over all of Delta V? Prepare yourself for Frozen Fury!
Weapons of War
We're super-excited to offer this preview of the Frozen Fury promotional packages (yes, packages)! This first image is a preview of the mutating weapons, scythes, sidearms, bazookas, and bots that will be available to purchase very soon!
These treasures from the frozen northlands were designed by the super talented guest-artist SarpDV!
Speaking of guest-artists...we've recently welcomed a new addition to the team: SlayerTheKraken!
Be sure to give all of our artists and writers a follow on Twitter --They'll be sharing updates throughout development as Frozen Fury progresses!
Scores of Cores
It has been said that we don't release cores often enough; we'll usually offer a couple in with a new promotional package, but not as many as we'd like to. With this release, we're pushing the limits of our creativity and EpicDuel's game engine to realize the potential of Omega by offering a smorgasbord of cores!
You might say it's a CORE-gasbord.
Stay tuned to these designed notes and our Twitter pages for updates on core progress and functionality. I'd love to share the specific details of the cores, but those may change in testing. At the moment we have:
Endless Avatar: Become the Endless to smite your foes with a blow from your mighty scythe!
Icy Overkill: Charge sidearm with so much energy it deals extreme damage but explodes in the process.
Yeti Blood: When in critical condition, become a fierce Yeti Hulk to bash your foe and steal HP.
Hair Trigger: Auxiliary core that allows you to spend Rage for more damage.
Absorption: Gain energy from bot damage.
Whiteout: Bury your opponent in snow and ice their skills! We hope you have a good memory.
Spirit Thorns: Surround yourself with ethereal spikes that damage attacker's energy pool.
Ice Shield: Shield cast by bot that guarantees blocks and deflections for a limited time.
Again, these cores are still being tested and functionality could change any time between now and their official release.
27 Days of Presents!
Starting December 5th, in addition to launching the Frozen Fury story, we'll be offering a compelling reason to login every day:
Every day, we'll offer a new prize! Just click the button to claim it! Simple! The prizes will change every day; they could be home items, credits, Arcade tokens, weapons, or ??? The prize tracking is unique to each player so you won't be penalized for missing a day, but why would you want to! Plus, you'll receive an evolving achievement for claiming prizes; the more prizes you claim, the better it gets!
New missions, NPCs, arcades, weapons, bots, prizes, cores...what more could you ask for? WHAT?! You still want MORE?! OK, THEN!
How About More Prizes?!
Dust off those trees, snowmen, and pink flamingos, and get ready for a new EpicDuel home decoration contest! It's been awhile since we hosted a contest, and we're excited to be hosting another, especially during this massive Winter event! Excitement!
We're still ironing out the details so stay tuned for more details on the contest next week! Remember that the new Frysteland Yurt is already in game so you can start planning your entries over the weekend!
Unlocks Dragon Buster Armor at Heromart!
A brand-new year approaches, and that means a brand-new Calendar has arrived at HeroMart. Last year we created a “poster calendar hybrid” featuring a battle scene of Artix vs the Undead, but this year we’ve returned to the classic “flip calendar” model to showcase even more breathtaking art. In addition to providing A LOT more writing room for each day of the month, every page depicts a different Dragon type, ranging from Slime Dragons to Faerie Dragons to even the 3-Headed Trigoras Dragon.
This awesome calendar is the product of a colaboration of some of Artix Entertainment's finest artists - Thyton, Dage, and Oishii! In addition to unlocking the fearsome Dragon Buster Armor in EpicDuel, this incredible time-tracker will release loads of content in our other games!
Includes Exclusive AQWorlds Class + 6 In-Game Items!
The only thing more dangerous than a DragonKnight is a Time traveling DragonKnight!
Chrono DragonKnight helm, Cape, Sword, Pet
“Real Life Paladin Armor”
Bonus In-Game Items for Other Games
Dragon Scale (Transform into Mecha January 2015)
Avatar of Time (Class unlocks January 2015)
November 13, 2014
Frozen Fury MMO Event Preview
The War for the Biological Preserve is well underway and it's still too close to call. The Exiles have a slight lead, having already taken out a Legion Purifier. Remember, with scores as close as they are now, every player can make a difference! Everyone receives war drops just for participating in PvP battles so be sure to use them well!
Artix Anniversary Event Wrapup!
Monday, November 17th we will be removing the Coffee Crusader mission chain PERMANENTLY. This means that the Omni Knight Blade and Titan's Mug will be rare, much like the anniversary weapons and achievements that came before. If you still haven't completed the Coffee Crusader mission chain, there's still time! Those who already have Titan's Mug can take their time redeeming the Mug for the rare achievement in Caffeine Crash mission chain.
If you wish to refresh your memory about the Artix 12th Anniversary Event, you can read more about the Anniversary Event here!
New Home for the Holidays!
Nestled in the Frysteland Wilderness, these Frysteland Yurts will be available on Monday through a small update.
This modest home will be the basis for an upcoming contest. More details about that will be unveiled at a later time.
The cold winds of Frysteland are chilling all of Delta V, and that can only mean one thing...an EPIC Winter Event! We're already hard at work to make this upcoming event one to remember!
For years, Frysteland has been the focus of Legion and Exile conflict, with the region's control in flux over the years. Alydriah has never forgiven Legion Commander Edgar Boothe for his lack of devotion to her ideals of discipline (i.e. refusing to order public executions for littering). Boothe may feel a soft spot for his native Krampus people, but he believes firmly that the benefits of Legion order and technological progress can enhance their lives immesurably. Alydriah won't let this perceived mercy go unpunished, but the ever-watchful Endless has stayed her cybernetic hand...until now.
Insane treasures await you in the coming months as EpicDuel prepares for its biggest event in ages! Prepare for Frozen Fury!
November 07, 2014
Birthday Bio War Rumble
The time has come...FOR WAR...and cake. Cake? That's right. Today, we're excited to launch a new war region, the Biological Preserve, in addition to Nightwraith's birthday stash of rare loot.
The Biological Preserve is the last bastion for all that is green and growing on Delta V, and it is being used as a weapon by those occupying the region. By using Davarril's research on mind-controlling Spores, Exiles have engineered a massive tree to become a spore-launching factory, spreading spores throughout the region.
The Legion, under the watch of Cinderella, are attempting to stop this threat with Purifiers. These devices launch spores to counteract the Corruption Spores launched by the Corrupted Tree.
Exiles will attempt to use this to their advantage by planting Corruption Spore on the Purifiers, infesting them and turning them into Corruption Spore factories.
The only way to stop the spread of the spores is to cleanse the Corrupted Tree. When it is fully cleansed, the Legion will take control of the Biological Preserve. If the Exiles prevail and infest the Purifiers, the region will fall fully under Exile control.
Davarril has been moved one screen to the left of the Corrupted Tree. You'll find him next to the Ammunition Depot stocked with war drops. Davarril's mind still isn't right from the Arborgeddon event so he won't be much help to you.
This war's prize is a mighty one indeed! Claws and teeth and hardened-bone armor await the conquerers of the Biological Preserve!
We've also added some small changes to the War balancing mechanics, specifically to prevent War Rallies from occuring when both alignments are within 1% of each other. Also, rallies will not happen when the war is nearly over. This should provide clarity to those confused by the outcome of the last war.
Now, go forth my Legion and Exile warriors! Claim the Biological Preserve for glory! But first...
Nightwraith's Birthday Bash
Happy Birthday to me! Well, it's still a bit early, but why not? Everyone loves cake!
Also, everyone loves new stuff! Remember, you'll need the OneX6 Key to access my stash in the ArmoryBot. You can either claim it from me by completing the OneX6 4 mission or just buy it from me if you're the impatient type. This year, I've stolen NegaWraith's (that IMPOSTER) armor to sell at my own shop. Haha! I can't wait to see the look on his face when he sees my minions clad in his precious power armor!
Be sure to kick him in the shin if you find him in Fortune City skulking around the Battle Arena.
Also, there are new and returning missions ready to play! The Party Business mission chain has returned with a new mission, and Titan has a new chain Caffeine Crash to complement the Coffee Crusader chain. This chain will allow you to redeem Titan's Mug for a rare Achievement!
Some have been asking about the Titan's Mug item from the Artix Entertainment 12th anniversary event. Here's what will happen:
Got it? You've got until the end of November to complete these missions and claim your prize!
Have a safe and happy weekend everyone! Duel On!
October 31, 2014
Halloween Harvest of Horror
This week, in EpicDuel, we've released a horrific harvest of terrifying yet tantalizing gear.
The dead are restless this Halloween, and they wish to rejoin the battlefield! These Coffinzookas were inspired by the work of Reki, who submitted them as a suggestion years ago. Better late than never? I'm happy I was finally able to squeeze them in this year, and I hope they were worth the wait.
These beastly bazookas are available for a limited time at Snork!
Ever wanted to dress like Artix in EpicDuel? Now, thanks to G00ny, you'll have your chance to adorn yourself in classic Paladin armor! Visit Titan, who clearly ripped a hole in the fabric of the universe to claim the armor from Lore, to check it out!
Now you'll be able to take on the undead...if they ever show up in EpicDuel.
Bone Hazard Ahead
Yikes! That's kind of like an undead. Stop at Snork to pick up the limited quantity season Bone Hazard Armor!
After you're done collecting candy and partying off the sugar rush, hop into EpicDuel for Power Weekend! That means double XP and Credits all weekend! All you need to do to get this advantage is to log in and play!
We're hard at work on this year's epic Winter release. We can't release too many details yet, but it will be guaranteed to be an event to remember!
And now, a special message from Artix about some amazing new cloth armor available from HeroMart!
Pre-Order at HeroMart.com to guarantee yours
Hiya guys! We found a way to get these amazing wrap-around armor T-shirts created. The process to create them is complicated and pretty expensive so we cannot just order a bunch of them like we usually do. So, if you want to get your hands on a 1st Edition Paladin or Legion Armor T-Shirt, lock in your pre-order at HeroMart now!
Real-life Undead Legion armor
You have until production starts (We are estimating around November 25th-ish, Thanksgiving) to place your order and guarantee that you will get your shirt. We are going to produce all of the pre-orders at once and then ship in December.
Includes exclusive items for AQWorlds!
Each shirt comes with an awesome weapon and half of the "Legion Paladin" class. Combine both halves to create the full class in AdventureQuest Worlds! Themed after the shirts... we merged Artix's Paladin armor and Dage's Paragon armor together into a horrifying and powerful new class.
Get both shirts to unlock the Class!
Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!
October 24, 2014
We've fully knocked the safety valves off the pumpkin spice pipeline to flood EpicDuel with a deluge of harvest weapons created by our amazingly talented Guest Artists.
Visit Snork in the Wasteland Minetower for his impressive inventory of spooky seasonal rares created by Bidoof, Vultex, Overlord Drekon, and Assassin Order.
Cut through hordes of ghouls with the Soul Binder mutating sets!
Blast armies of the dead with futuristic shotguns and bazookas!
Unleash pumpkin fury with the Pumpkin Annihilator!
There is so much content in this release, I'm just going to list all the items here. They are all available NOW at Snork (lower floor of the Wasteland Minetower). The mutating items are limited quantity so you'd better be quick!
After you've browsed the Snork's shop, you may find yourself with a serious Credit deficit. We've got you covered! Help Hank scare up some business or secure a Frysteland trade route for the Krampus in two new mission chains: Hank's Harvest and Frozen Harvest! These missions offer some incredible Credit, Arcade Token, and items rewards! Our writers Trans and OWA worked hard to make them as enjoyable and rewarding as possible!
2046808 created this...I don't even know what, but it's terrifying. Equip it and scare the life out of your opponents with this profoundly disturbing style. Just don't get any dirt in it. That could be irritating.
Join us next week on Halloween for even more deranged content!
October 17, 2014
Tear up the roads of Delta V with Dage's Deathrider bike! This bike is a limited quantity item and is only available at Dage the Evil's Delta V avatar located in the Wasteland Minetower. Find him quickly before his insidious inventory is depleted!
Harvest Styles 2014
Get spoopy with 12 new styles designed by Bidoof!
To improve stability, we've taken steps to prevent the down-time we experienced last weekend. We also fixed a bug that prevented players from saving their home layouts!
This is just a taste of what is to come -- we're still hard at work on the Harvest 2014 event in EpicDuel which will feature new weapons, armors, mission, and home items for all to enjoy!
October 14, 2014
Omni Knight Guide
The Curse of the Phantom Pixel: 12th Anniversary Event!
DING! Artix Entertainment just leveled up! Thank you so much for being with us as we celebrate our 12th anniversary with special events happening in 7 of your favorite MMOs and RPGs. Complete "The Curse of the Phantom Pixel" event to unlock...
Quest to recover 7 of the 13 cursed artifacts in AQWorlds:
Once you have recovered all 7, talk to Artix to merge them into the Omni Artifact!
Battle through Delta V to recover Titan's Coffee Mug!
Artix has been cursed, and is stalking the wilds with the ShadowFire Axe of Curses!
Capture Thok with the Cursed Phoenix Blade... if you DARE!
Enter the Wastelands to find a scrap of the Mysterious Necromancer's cloak!
The 12th anniversary event is heating up... and so is Hottica's zone!
The Cursed Tape Reappears... will you watch?
The Ultimate Prize: the OmniKnight Blade!
Collecting the 13 artifacts and undoing the curse is a quest for the OmniKnights, our bravest players who play multiple AE games. This is not a quest for the faint of heart… but once complete, you will unlock the OmniKnight Blade in ALL 7 of our games! Read on to see what you'll need to do in each of our games to unlock the Blade!
After you've recovered all the artifacts listed above:
Head to the Portal Site and log into your Master Account.
If you DO have all 7 checkmarks, you'll see a box appear saying"Congratulations! You have found all the cursed artifacts!"
Click the link that says "Click here to get your prizes!" and you will go to your Achievements tab. You should see "Artix Entertainment 12th Birthday Event" achievement under "What's New?"
Click that to get your prize code, then go to the "Redeem Codes" page to unlock the OmniKnight Blade in each game!
October 13, 2014
Coffee Crusader Primer
I hope you're all enjoying the Curse of the Phantom Pixel event! Some have voiced some concern about the EpicDuel portion of the event -- specifically about the difficulty. I realize some may be joining us for the first time, or the first time in a long, LONG time. For the newcomers, here's a quick guide for starting the event and completing the Phantom Pixel missions in EpicDuel.
This guide is assuming you've already created an account, a character, and completed the tutorial missions. If you needed to create a new character, you will need to complete EpicDuel's brief tutorial -- which will actually teach you a great deal about EpicDuel's mission system. If you already have a character, you will not need to complete the tutorial.
Without further ado, here we go!
First, click on the Mission Log button from your main HUD.
This will bring up the mission lists. From this interface, you can view all available missions in EpicDuel. They are divided into Permanent, Event, and Daily Missions. The Curse of the Phantom Pixel Mission group is know as Coffee Crusader, and it is located at the top of the Event Missions list.
Clicking Coffee Crusader will display all the mission in the group, but you cannot accept the mission until you visit the NPC offering it. Luckily, there's a handy Jump-To button to teleport to Titan.
Once on this screen, click Titan to display his options.
You see he offers the mission "Handle It!" This is the first mission in the Coffee Crusader chain.
Now you can see the complete mission details including all the mission in the chain, mission text, rewards, and the requirements. Click "Accept Mission" when you are ready. Be sure to carefully read the mission text -- while providing flavor for the story, it may also offer more details about how to complete the mission.
Confirm Accept Mission. You can only progress on the mission if you accept.
For this first mission you must win 5 1v1 battles.
Click the Fight 1v1 Battle on the HUD to start a battle.
You can go back to the Mission Log at any time to track your progress. Your progress is saved even if you log out. However, if you abort the mission or accept another mission before completing your current mission, progress will be lost.
When you have completed the mission, click Complete Mission from your Mission Log, and receive your reward. In this case, your reward will be a mission item. Don't worry, you'll need it for the next mission!
Now that you're familiarized with EpicDuel's mission system, the next few should be cake so I'll give a brief rundown of each. If you're ever confused, you can check your Mission Log at any time to re-read mission text, check your progress, and review requirements.
For this mission you will need to search for a piece of Titan's Mug. Run from screen to screen searching for something that looks out of place. The item is somewhere in Frysteland so if you're not in Frysteland, you've missed the item. If an object you find is the mission item you're seeking, you will be able to click on it and add it to your inventory. If you've looked everywhere and still can't find anything, check to make sure you're on the correct mission -- scavenger hunt items only appear if the mission is active.
Return to Titan to turn in the item and complete the mission.
The Sound of Silence
For many players, this will probably be the most difficult and time-consuming mission. To complete it, you will need to win 5 2v2 battles.
This is another search mission. Titan tells you to search around Caden. To quickly find Caden, you can click the Map button from your HUD to see the map of Delta V. Clicking on a region like The Wasteland will show all the NPCs in the region. You can jump to any NPC by clicking it's avatar image. You may need a moment to find Caden, but once you find him, you can jump right to him and grab the final Mug piece.
Contents Under Pressure
This mission will require you to battle and defeat the NPC Talia to get her to drop a mission item. She was reduced to level 5 for this mission to make her easier to defeat for new players. Chances are, after completing the Tutorial missions and the PvP missions, most players will be well beyond level 1.
That's all there is to it! With a little persistence, you'll have Titan's Mug in no time!
October 10, 2014
Curse of the Phantom Pixel
If you didn't already know, this is the 12th Anniversary of Artix Entertainment. We're celebrating with a company-wide event spanning all 7 games! Dead pixels are dreaded by designers everywhere -- even one dead pixel in a sea of millions is enough to drive an artist mad! Tonight, this bane can be your bounty as you collect 7 cursed items scattered across our games!
Be sure to check Artix.com to track the releases as they go live! Will you be the first to defeat the curse and claim your ultimate prize?
These games, including EpicDuel, would not be possible without your constant support and input! We are eternally grateful for all of your love and generosity through the years to allow us to continue to build new experiences for you every week!
Next year is our 13th anniversary? Woah! We're going to need to plan twice as hard to make that event even more awesome than this one! Here's to at least 12 more years -- when you can absorb weekly game updates through your neural spore hivemind uplink! Juicy!
Battle On and Duel On!