December 13, 2014
EPIC MMO EVENT: Frozen Fury Part 2
Unleash a fury which has never been seen in a browser MMO with 2 NEW Varium Megapacks! Get fully-equipped with Frozen Fury-themed scythes, armors, bots, mutating weapons, sidearms, and auxiliary weapons. This awesome gear comes loaded with SIX new cores! This gear will allow you to dominate your foes in EPIC PvP battles.
Take a break from the conflict between Edgar Boothe and Alydriah to explore the Frysteland wilderness and investigate the mass disappearance of yetis and blood hawks. Torgan will guide you through this quest to unravel the mystery of Frysteland's delicate ecosystem while also offering new, exciting season rares!
Frozen Fury Gear
Unleash a barrage of icy wrath with an EPIC assortment of new Frozen Fury Gear created by Guest Artist SarpDV! Each Megapack has so much content, it'll be easier just to list them out.
These Frozen Fury weapons come equipped with amazing new cores! Check them out:
Miscellaneous Cores (not included in Megapacks)
All promotional item are also available on Torgan in Frysteland for Varium. Power up with these Megapacks and unlease the fury of Winter upon your foes!
This update, we introduced more prizes to the gift pool so you'll have a more impressive variety of cool prizes. Remember to login every day to claim your free daily prizes! This feature has been extremely well-received and we're simply floored by the generosity of our players! We"ve also been impressed by the use of social media to distribute and schedule gifting times. Again, this feature would have fallen flat without the inspiring enthusiasm, dedication, and generosity of our players. Keep being awesome!
For those just learning about this feature, Beleen of AQW fame just posted a video tutorial demonstrating our EPIC new gift feature! Check it out if you're new to EpicDuel or just heard of this feature.
Thanks again, Beleen, for this epic video! Duel On!
Feed the Hunger
...for rating points! This burger bad increases in awesomeness and caloric value as you deposit Credits into it. It also increases your rating points! We're going to need new stars. Or skulls? Something cool. We're also boosting many Legacy achievements' rating point values as a small token of gratitude for those who've supported us for years. We never could have build EpicDuel into what it is today without you!
Beary Cool Mutations
That was the best bear pun I could come up with. There's nothing really funny about an apex predator clad in futuristic battle armor. Terrorize Frysteland with this new Revontheus-crafted Polar Bear mutation available at Torgan in Frysteland. He's also packing all the latest and greatest seasonal loot so be sure to pay him a visit if you're around. He get's pretty lonely talking to his pet Blood Hawk all day. Maybe bring him a cup of hot cocoa. Make that 2. His bird gets thirsty, too.
Rabble and the balance team have introduced some new changes to EpicDuel's balance. Check out a full list of changes in Rabble's extensive patch notes.
Frozen Fury Part 3
That's right! Part 3 is still on the way and it's already packed with enough content to rival this epic release! Stay tuned for more updates as Frozen Fury reaches its thrilling climax!
AdventureQuest DRAGONS Is Now LIVE!
Cookie Clicker & AQWorlds Team up!
We teamed up with the creators of Cookie Clicker to createADVENTUREQUEST DRAGONS! Dragons is an idle game where you raise beautifully painted, fully animated dragons from egg to baby to full adult form. Feature fan favorite dragons like Fluffy the Dracolich and Akriloth, each of the 12 Dragons has a unique story.
Available NOW on Android! (Apple coming next)
We just went live on Android! Get Dragons on the Google Play App Store! The apple version will be released the moment it is approved by Apple. (Should be very soon) Please rate us 5 stars and share to help spread word of the game!
AQWorlds players get a special perk for becoming a FOUNDER
December 12, 2014
Patch Notes - 1.6.34
December 09, 2014
Patch Notes - 1.6.33a (Hotfix)
New option location:
December 05, 2014
Patch Notes - 1.6.33
December 04, 2014
Frozen Fury Part 1
It’s time to return to Frysteland once again to settle the longstanding feud between the Alydriah and the Krampus. After exiling Alydriah last year, Edgar Booth had administered the region, but now she has returned to exact vengeance upon the frigid land.
Ally with Alydriah or Edgar Boothe through separate mission chains to attempt to gain control over the mysterious entity known as The Endless and either destroy or secure Frysteland for all time.
This is only part 1 of an epic 3 part saga crafted by Cinderella, Trans, and OWA -- the best is yet to come!
27 Days of Presents!
Starting tomorrow, December 5th after we release to update, login every day to claim a new holiday prize! Claiming prizes will also earn you an evolving achievement! All you have to do is click the gift bar at the top of the screen, then click the Claim Prize button! It couldn’t be simpler!
Better to Give Than Receive!
For the first time ever, you can now buy gifts for everyone around you! Here are 3 great reasons to give this season:
Unlock New Achievements
Instantly unlock the Great Gifter Achievement when you purchase gifts for those around you! This 3-tier Ultra-Rare achievement permanently tracks the number of gifts you've given and its Rating Point value increases with each tier you unlock!
Rank in the top 10 most generous players of the season and be displayed on the Leaderboard for all to see! When the event concludes on January 1, 2015 the top 10 leaders will receive of only 10 exclusive Gold Polar Bears as a reward for their holiday spirit and generosity!
Win Titan's Ultra-Rare ALPHA Gear
Rank first on the leaderboard as the MOST generous player of the season and you will receive the most exclusive gift ever awarded in EpicDuel's history: Titan's own Ultra-Rare Alpha Gear set! Titan will be directly transferring his Alpha gear to the lucky player. This does not mean Alpha gear will be for sale again or anything like that. All awarded gifts will be unlocked to the first ranked player’s level.
Winter Rares Return
Visit Edgar Boothe in Frysteland to browse a robust selection of returning seasonal rares!
These items will only be around for a limited time, so get them while you can! The Blood Hawk seasonal rares will also be available for credits!
In addition to all the seasonal goodness and holiday cheer already in game, we're adding a boatload of new holiday house items courtesy of Guest Artist Bidoof!
Frozen Fury Promo
The Frozen Fury promotional gear, along with the new cores, will be available next week. It's worth noting that when the Frozen Fury gear goes live, the Waves of Wrath gear will vanish from the Varium shop.
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!