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Nightwraith

October 21, 2016

EpicDuel Balance Suggestions

Hello! I'm dropping by to let you know that with several major BioBeasts updates under our belts, we plan to pivot towards EpicDuel development for the upcoming holiday season. We are planning a large release for late Novemeber/early December that will include, among many other things, balance changes.

Please let us know what you'd like to see us address in this forum topic!

I can't promise miracles, or that every concern will be addressed fully, but we'll do as much as we can before the release. We'll keep you updated as development continues. Thanks in advance for your feedback!

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Nightwraith

October 12, 2016

Wasteland War Haunted Bundle Live

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This weekend, the Legion and Exile forces will gather in the domain of The Lawman to compete over the coveted Wasteland Ammo Depot! For those who need a refresher on the mechanics of this war, here's a brief synopsis: 

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Recently, hostile forces have gathered around the tower to deploy a strategy that could succeed where head-on tactics failed: launch stealthy Drones to loot the cache bullet-by-bullet. Forces defending the cache will attempt to disable the launchers to defend the hoard.

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Join the Exiles or Legion forces to attempt to claim the cache for your own alignment. The fate of your alignment's war machine hangs in the balance!

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Collect war drops through PvP battles or purchase them from the Wasteland Ammo Depot near the Minetower. This is your chance to elevate your regional Wasteland Influence achievement through participation in the war. Use Drone Cells to power Drone Launchers scattered throughout the Wasteland to loot the Ammo Cache, or, if you're defending the cache, Sabotage the Launchers! 

 

BioBeasts: Haunted Bundle Now Live!

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The latest update for BioBeasts is now live and comes packed with new features and numerous improvements. If you're new to BioBeasts, have never heard of it, or haven't played it in awhile, now is an excellent time to break out, mutate, and escape!

Haunted Bundle

  • 1 Quantum Crate
  • 10,000 BioBits 
  • Exclusive Haunted Hazard Skin

New Frogzard Beast 

Frogzard

  • Unleash your Megabite attack to annihilate everything in front of you! 
  • Epicenter Mutation - Critical attacks create stunning earthquake waves

New Skins to Collect

Beast Skins

  • Shadow Kartherax
  • Venomous Mantis 
  • Shadow Salamancer 
  • Venomous Salamancer 
  • Magmazard

Serums 

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Serums

  • Can now be used multiple times per wave for increasing cost 
  • Cost resets each wave
  • Strength Serum effect lowered for balance

Changes

Beasts and Mutations

  • Nova Bomb now has a 1 second cooldown
  • Burn and Poison now apply their damage in half the time to make them a bit stronger and feel better. Total damage is unchanged.
  • Salamancer’s Lava Flow deals 3x damage, down from 4x, to compensate for faster burn damage. This should still be an overall increase in damage to most enemies.
  • Improved several Mutation descriptions

Challenges

  • Lowered requirement of “Destroy Health Bots in one escape” challenge
  • Lowered serums required for “Use Serum” challenges
  • Improved several Challenge descriptions

Shop

  • Nuclear Bundle is no longer available. Game codes can still be accessed at the bottom of the shop for those that have purchased the bundle.
  • Price of shop crates permanently lowered by up to 50%

Other

  • Beast info panel now shows starting stats of each Beast
  • Serum use will now always confirm, even if you have free Serums from an early tutorial.
  • Updated Heavy Guard and Reanimator to new animation system, improving visual quality and lowering memory usage.

Bugs Fixed

  • Challenge progress was sometimes not saved if an escape ended during a wave
  • Waves could sometimes never end following a Beast revive
  • Incorrect beast could be shown when unlocking new difficulties
  • Beast health could be incorrect after resuming a save
  • Reanimator sometimes got yuuuge
  • Bionic Bunny power was not dealing correct damage to Attack Ship boss
  • "Single escape” challenge progress was being reset on save/load

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Nightwraith

October 10, 2016

AQ3D Open Beta Starts October 18th (ish)!

Starting October 18th-ish, 2016 It is almost here! This October, everyone will be able to join us as we continue creating AdventureQuest 3D. The release date says "-ish" because that is when we will start rolling it out onto each platform (STEAM PC/MAC, APPLE, ANDROID) and some will go live before others. Being able to login play your character on the same server as your friends no matter what device you are using was our dream goal... and it is happening! A True Cross-Platform MMORPG...

Watch the official OPEN BETA Launch Date Announcement Trailer.

Coming in Open Beta!

Thank you to everyone who made amazing project a reality. It is October.... and we have two magnificently dark and exciting releases coming your way. Also here is a few things to expect!

SHADOW SKULL TOWER

First, is ShadowSkull Tower which will open with the launch. Players will need the best items in the game and to work together to battle to the top of the tower. The floors of the tower are randomized. Some floors are puzzles, some kill-alls, and some mini-boss battles. At the top of ShadowSkull Tower you will find the NecroKnight-- and he has a surprise.

Mogloween & Haunted House

We will be celebrating our yearly tradition of Mogloween this year... but this is the first year it will be in 3D! Town will go dark and along with glowing pumpkins, a haunted house will appear. More on this coming later.

Game Re-balancing & New Items

We have been carefully reading your feedback and re-re-re-re-balancing the game. This includes changes to crafting and being able to buy items with gold. Will it be perfect on launch? Heck no! But it will be an amazing start to a game that we are dedicated to working on as long and as hard as the previous two AdventureQuests-- which for the record are STILL updated every week :D

Volcanic Dragon Area

In November, we will be opening up our next major area, a volcanic region filled with Dragons... and Dragonslayers. and possibly Dragonslayer slayers. And Forseeably Dragonslayer Slayer Slayers.

Closed Beta Badge

If you have participated in Closed Beta, you will be getting a shiny new badge for your character page. Want in Closed Beta before it ends? Then good news... follow my Artix Krieger Twitter and keep a look out for Early Access Key give aways.

Crunch time!

Thank you for making this all possible. As you can imagine, our small team is going to be in hyper GO MODE these next two weeks! So much to do!!!! If you were not with us for the launch of previous games like DragonFable or AdventureQuest Worlds then hang onto your helms, it is about to get crazy. As the veterans will tell you things will change fast and frequently. It is vital that we go into Open Beta so that we can release the public version of the Apple iOS (Phone/Tablet) versions. Then, with AdventureQuest 3D playing on all of our 1st round targeted devices, and with your help, we can begin the sprint to LIVE RELEASE-- which I would love to see us hit Summer of 2017.

QUESTION: What device to you think you will play AdventureQuest 3D the most from? (Steam, Apple iOS, Android)

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