May 28, 2015
Bido Showcase Preview
Hello, EpicDuelists! No release this Friday as we continue to stock up content and ramp up on BioBeasts. However, we do have a restock of all Limited Quantity Shops at 10 AM and 4 PM EST. If you don’t know what time that is for your time zone, there are handy conversion guides available online. I will also likely Tweet before it is time. Getting the items before they’re gone is hard for some, but such is the nature of the LQS. Good luck, and happy shopping!
Coming up in EpicDuel in the coming weeks is the next showcase shop featuring Bido (formerly Bidoof). This will feature, like Deuce’s shop, a new NPC, new weapons, items, an achievement, and more! We’ve also got more missions from Ranloth, SSM, and OWA revealing the backstories of some of EpicDuel’s most popular and mysterious NPCs! We’ve also got a Central Station war on the horizon which will be the final war in this cycle before we return, at long last, to the Dread Plains!
Join the BioBeasts Discussion!
Did you know the EpicDuel team is working on a new mobile game called BioBeasts?
You can learn more about it by check out the Official BioBeasts website or following the development process on Facebook and Twitter! The release date nears with every passing day, but it's not too late to join the conversation and contribute your thoughts to the development process! Who knows? We may use your beasts idea in game!
May 19, 2015
Epic Artist Showcase: Deuce
This Friday, we are excited to introduce our first in a series of artist showcase shops! This week, we'll be featuring Guest Artist: Deuce! This mysterious warrior, tired and weathered from years of torment and battle, recently arrived in a remote and forgotten portion of Delta V!
In the old, forgotten Minestation, Deuce wanders, looking for clues to his mysterious arrival and the cause of his lack of memories of his past.
Speak with him to assist him is a series of brutally challenging missions (created with the assistance of Guest Writer Ranloth) or partake in his shop of signature items. Deuce somehow found time in the Void to handcraft these items and they all reflect his unique style. At least, that's his story. He may have "borrowed" them from some fellow travellers in the Void.
If you're feeling tough, you can challenge Deuce to a 1-on-1 battle for new boss achievement!
He won't give up this achievement easily -- his mind may be clouded, but his skills in battle are razor-sharp! He may have a weakness, though.
Be sure to say, "Hi" to Deuce if you see his real persona in game.
Again, this is the first of several Guest Artist showcase shops this summer! Our Guest Artists and Guest Writers have contributed so much to EpicDuel since the programs inception. They make these releases with loads of quality content possible. It has been truly inspiring to watch their progress as artists and writers through the weeks, months, and (in some cases) years since they joined the team. We are truly thankful for all of their hard work and tireless dedication to building the world of Delta V!
Legendary Update Update
This Friday, we'll be tying up loose ends from the Legendary update with balance improvement, bug fixes, and a hearty update to the Legendary shops!
May 15, 2015
Power Up Preview
Live Now: EpicDuel Power Weekend! Get double experience and credits all weekend long! This is a great way to build Legendary ranks quickly and dominate your foes. That buff will help prepare you all for another BIG update next week featuring new items, NPCs, missions, balance changes, and bug fixes!
Legendary Update Update
Last week was a MAJOR update, but there are still items that didn't quite make it to the Legendary Shops. These items from Hatred Cuirass, Theon, and Assassin Order will be added next week!
We will also be addressing some lingering issues from the Legendary update, including bug fixes and further balance adjustments!
Next week we will also be introducing our first artist showcase featuring Guest Artist Deuce!
Look for his NPC in Delta V with a hearty stock of new Blade of Awe-themed items! He will also have some challenging missions to test your worth. Follow Deuce on Twitter for more previews of his spectacular showcase!
Triumph over Titan!
Last week we released the hardest boss in game: Legendary Titan. We honestly weren't sure if he was actually possible to defeat and the initial impression was that we possibly overshot his stats. As usual, you exceeded our expectations and brought the demi-god down! Congratulations to the following duelists who claimed the Legendary Titan achievement with their incredible combat prowess!
Who will be the next player to knock the god off the mountain? Will it be...YOU? *points*
May 07, 2015
EPIC MMO EVENT: LEGENDARY REVAMP
This Friday, prepare for a Legendary update! New Legendary stats, new achievements, new Legendary gear, and a new Legendary boss are coming to EpicDuel!
Near Titan's lonely home in Frysteland, new shops have spawned that are only accessible by those deemed worthy. In these shops, Legendary players will be able to access up to three tiers of Legendary gear. The following is just a small sampling of the amazing content created by our talented Guest Artist team.
Don't worry, there's a "normal" variant of the war horse as well.
These shops will be expanded over time to continually offer the the most epic gear in Delta V. We'll try to keep the updates rares, but of a very high quality to prevent the shops from being diluted. There's also a chance items will be rotated out of the shops to make room for more items.
Rank up with the new Legendary achievement!
Show off your status by evolving your achievement all the way up to the 12th tier! This tier is worth a nice tidy sum of Rating Points. Can you reach it?
Titan has been working out to a steady regimen of double bacon cheeseburgers and lifting mountains, and he's ready to crack some skulls.
Challenge Legendary Titan at your own risk. He was designed to be the most challenging fight in the game.
Triumphing over this impressive foe will reward you with a Legendary Titan Achievement!
Underdog Mode and Balance
As mentioned before, Underdog Mode is still in progress. We're vigorously testing and reworking the numbers to make sure it's strong enough to be noticeable, but not so strong that it negates the level advantage of the stronger opponent. More specific numbers will be avaible in the patch notes.
April 30, 2015
Good afternoon, duelists! How goes the war? We're currently engaged in a 2 week build for an epic Legendary revamp scheduled for May 8th. You may have seen some of the projected features described in the April 15th Design Notes.
Our artists are hard at work developing some of the coolest items ever to hit Delta V -- items worthy of the Legendary designation. These items will only be available exclusively to Legendary players.
The Legendary Shops will be broken into 3 separate tiers to cover a range of Legendary Ranks. Each tier will have it's own unique set of items on offer. Being Legendary should feel awesome and we want those who are dedicated enough to achieve that status to really be able to show that status off in as many ways as possible.
The Legendary Shop merchants can be found inside Titan's Peak. This is destined to be a hangout for the best and baddest in all of EpicDuel.
I haven't even covered the new achievements and Legendary stats in this release, but I've got to leave something to talk about next week. We'll also have more specifics concerning the new Legendary stats and more preview images of Legendary content.
We've all been the underdog in a duel at one point or another. Even the level 40s with dozens of Legendary points started once as lowly level 1s. This can be very frustrating, especially as power levels increase near the cap. An underdog mode is being developed to address this issue by giving the lower level player a boost to help them remain competitive against a much more highly ranked opponent. This will not grant an easy win for a low level player, but merely offer a boost to give the player a fighting chance.
As this feature is still in development, we don't yet have exact figures to offer. We will likely have more details in next week's Design Notes.
We covered this before, but it's so important, it's worth mentioning again. Coming up May 1st is a MASSIVE restock that should slake the appetite of the most warlike Epic-Duelists. That date will herald the return of the incredible Lionhart weapons, Dread weapons, and Legion/Exile Battlegear!
You may think you'll have plenty of time to get them, but it's easy to save it for later, but forget and miss out. Be sure to pick up these amazing items before they're gone for another year!
April 24, 2015
Patch Notes - 1.6.44
LANGUAGE & TYPOS
April 23, 2015
PvP MMO Event: The Wasteland War
The Lawman is one of the most powerful individuals on Delta V. Through his domination of the black market weapons trade, he has amassed armies of ruthless soldiers and collected an arsenal of the finest munitions the planet has to offer. This cache resides just beyond his personal suite in the Minetower.
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.
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!
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!
The prize at stake in this epic war is a mutating armor unlike any in Delta V: The Wasteland Runner Armor.
Log in. Join up. Duel On!
April 15, 2015
A Legendary Spring!
With all of the recent attention on our new project BioBeasts, we wanted to reassure players that all of the EpicDuel dev team, including Titan, Nightwraith, Charfade, and Rabblefroth will continue to actively work on EpicDuel. Here is our roadmap for EpicDuel’s direction over the next few months:
Based on your suggestions, we’ve decided to fix a few commonly reported problems with the Legendary system. The Legendary system doesn’t offer any exclusive rewards, there aren’t enough ways to invest your Legendary points, and matches against a high ranking Legendary player can be heavily one-sided. We’re going to fix these problems with the following improvements:
Introduce NEW Tiered Legendary shops
Players will gain access to exclusive gear only available to Legendary players. The shops will be gated by your Legendary rank. There will be 3 tiers of Legendary shops unlocked at Legendary Ranks 1, 10, and 25. Reach the rank and you can shop at the shops, it’s pretty easy.
New item rarity category "Legendary" items
Currently, EpicDuel offers Normal Items, Seasonal-Rares, Limited-Rares, Rares, Ultra-Rares. The Legendary shops will sell exclusively Legendary items. When calculating inventory rarity scores, the new Legendary items will be worth as much as a typical Rare item.
Evolving Legend Achievement
Players will be rewarded even more for achieving greater Legendary ranks. Reach Legendary status and you’ll unlock this new achievement. Each time you achieve a new Legendary rank your achievement will increase in rating point value.
NEW matching changes Juggernaut and Legendary battles
Implementing an underdog mode to improve the quality of matchmaking and duels. More details on this to be announced.
NEW legend hangout area near Titan's Peak in Frysteland
This will be the location of the new tiered Legendary shops.
NEW categories to invest your Legendary Points:
The Wasteland War is set to launch Friday April 24. This will include a number of fixes to improve the War automation, allowing us to more easily setup war prizes and hide the cooldown until closer to the next war’s actual launch. This should help us avoid confusion as to the date of a war’s launch and prevent the issue of having to move a war date around to accommodate other releases or allow for more development time.
In the Wasteland, Legion and Exile players will vie for control of the Lawman’s not-so-secret weapons cache. Players on the offense will use transport drones to bypass The Lawman’s security measures and loot the cache. Defenders will thwart the drones by sabotaging them at their launch sites scattered throughout the Wasteland.
The best, victorious contenders in this war will receive an impressive mutating armor from Guest Artist Seth Juron!
Because BioBeasts was inspired by the EpicDuel universe, we fully intend to cross-promote both games. Expect upcoming EpicDuel mission and storyline tie-ins that promote BioBeasts. Likewise, BioBeasts will reference and drive interest back to EpicDuel. So while we understand player frustration with the idea that our limited time will be split across 2 projects, our hope is that BioBeasts will increase interest in EpicDuel while simultaneously paving the road for larger scope future projects.
How time flies when you're dueling your butt off! April is here and May is around the corner and that means some amazing seasonal rares are ready to populate the shops around Delta V! Most recently, merchants in the Biological Preserve has received stocks of Earth Day Seasonal Rares.
Coming up May 1st is a MASSIVE restock that should slake the appetite of the most warlike Epic-Duelists. That date will herald the return of the incredible Lionhart weapons, Dread weapons, and Legion/Exile Battlegear!
BioBeasts Promo Pack in EpicDuel
We saw quite a few people in the comments section of BioBeasts’ FAQ asking about a possible EpicDuel Promotional Pack celebrating the launch of our mobile game. We love this idea so we’re running with it. You can expect a BioBeasts-themed EpicDuel Promo Pack to premiere around the launch of BioBeasts.
Guest Artist Showcases
Our Guest Artist Team has been crucial to building the best releases possible for EpicDuel so we’d like to show our appreciation for all their hard work...by making them work even harder! Mwahahaha *cough* I kid! I kid! This Spring and Summer, we’d like to highlight our Guest Artists by giving them their very own showcase shops packed with iconic items that represent each artist’s individual style and personality! You may even be able to duel their NPC avatars in game for a real challenge!
The following are tentative dates for the upcoming showcase shops:
Dragon's Reckoning 2
You thought it was time to count Dravax the Harbinger out for good? That his precious “master” was off eating planets in some far-flung corner of EpicDuel’s Universe? You would be wrong! Ranloth is crafting a continuation of the Dragonoid Saga to place players in an epic confrontation against a revived Dragonoid menace! Even though this event is planned for late Summer, we’re already stockpiling content to make this event one of the most epic yet!
April 09, 2015
Junior Design Notes
This Friday, since there is no planned release, we will be activating a Power Weekend! Double XP and Credits all weekend! If that's not enough to get you excited, we are also planning a restock of all Limited Quantity items Friday at 10 AM EST!
Why no release? Partially, it's to prepare for the upcoming Wasteland War, develop new missions, and the topic below.
Super Seekrit Announcment
As often happens when we announce something extremely vague in this space, rampant speculation abounds! The best rumor I saw was that Rabble announced his wedding. This was surprising to him! He didn't even know he was getting married! It's a good thing the rumor mill on the forum let him know so he can order a cake!
In all seriousness, though, the actual announcement is coming next week. PREPARE! It has nothing to do with a wedding.
March 27, 2015
The rabbits have indeed returned! Well, I suppose they never actually left. Still! They need your help with a very special mission: To repair their rocket, shut down the force field around Delta V, and make their final escape! Prepare yourself for this incredible new missions created by One Winged Angel and Ranloth, with content created by Bidoof, Vorzathiel, SarpDV, and Vultex!
CAUTION! The "Hardcore" mission chain "Bundorable Chores" is very difficult. Some missions require many, many wins or item drops to complete so only undertake them if you have plenty of time. Fortunately, they aren't leaving so you can take your time if you're not in a hurry to complete every mission as soon as possible.
These new items are available from Brachylagus in the Archives. However, some items are only available through completing some very difficult missions in the "Bundorable Chores" mission chain!
What this new bike lacks in fluff, it makes up for in ferocity! Tear up the Biological Preserve with this awesome new Skeletal Bunny Bike available at Brachylagus!
Look your Easter best with these hip new styles that all the kids are talking about. I assume they're talking about them. I'm with it, yo! *cracks hip*
Do you like eggs? Bidoof and SarpDV have created a host of egg-based items to beautify your homes for the season. The Bunny Egg Bank is available exclusively from completing the "Nuclear Omelette" mission.
To prevent the next war (The Wasteland) from overlapping with the Rabbits Return event, we have postponed the war event until April. This will allow everyone plenty of time to complete the missions without sensory overload.
Rabbits Return Part 2
Stay tuned for next week's continuation of the Rabbits Return event! What surprises and treasures await those clever and brave enough to serve the Lagomorphs?!
March 20, 2015
Rabbits Return Next Week!
The snow is melting, the trees are blooming, the grass is green...but on Delta V all of those could mean very bad things are coming! In this case, there are no mutant spores to speak of or subterranean cyber-bugs, but adventure is still very, very near, arriving just in time for Easter!
This latest event Rabbits Return, the brainchild of Ranloth and One Winged Angel, will focus on the trials of the interstellar lagomorphs (sentient aliens that really, REALLY look like rabbits from Earth) that have been trapped on Delta V for years.
Aid Myxoma, Brachylagus, Mr. Cottontail, Lepus, and Capensis as they attempt another escape. Will they uncover the secrets of the deadly field preventing disgruntled colonists from fleeing Delta V. Will they resign themselves to their fate and become a part of their adopted homeworld? Will Electrohazard finally have that jumbo order of rabbit stew he's always dreamed about?
Find out next week during part 1 of this epic new saga!
Ye Olde Hardecore!
Ranloth has something very nasty in mind for this event. Because some players find our standard missions far too easy, he's planned several hardcore missions geared toward the most dedicated players. Phenomenal rewards await those brave enough to undertake these hardest of the hardcore missions! Be warned, undertaking these missions will require some time
In the Meantime...
There's no new release today, but there's still plenty to see and do on Delta V. For those not paying attention, the Biological Preserve shops are fully stocked with NEW seasonal goodies!
Grab the awesome Botanical Weapons from Xraal in the Biological preserve! Warning: NOT safe for allergy sufferers (jk it's all digital. BREATHE all you want!)
Hop next door (pun intended) to check out the returning Bunny gear! The Ballistic Bunny Bot is one of my all-time favorites!
More lagomorphic and lethal weapons are coming your way next week, along with new missions and achievements! Stay tuned to the Twittervers for more WIPs and the latest information on the Rabbits Return event as it unfolds!
Think of the Future...
We've got a BIG announcement soon. I know it's really, really mean to make a post like this without immediate follow-up information, but we can't formally make this announcement until we're absolutely, 100% ready.
February 20, 2015
Heartbreaker Saga 2 Part 2
Return to the Afterlife to complete the second part of the second Heartbreaker saga! The Necronauts Paz and Clemek are more unhinged than ever as their time away from the world of the living has drained their humanity and sanity! Challenge them to a battle of wits and brawn from beyond the grave in this exciting conclusion to this saga!
This epic update comes with THREE achievements. One for completing the chain, one for beating the boss, and one for completing the super-secret BONUS mission! Well, it's not so secret. It's actually in your mission...nevermind.
This release will also feature brand new missions created by Ranloth! We intended to release them as dailies, but it looks like one of the chains BloodHawk Training slipped into the regular mission category. This will be corrected in the next release, allowing you to complete it again and again!
The Necronauts have been in the Afterlife long enough to develop some interesting hobbies -- weaponcraft, to be specific. Visit Clemek to browse his inventory of Void creations, including the Necronaut Armor!
Just don't fog up the dome with too much necroplasm. You'll feel all...funky.
Access the style-change interface to try some Necronaut and Endless styles!
Finally satisfy that need to be a disfigured skull-head man (or woman). What's the hose attached to? Only Paz knows for sure.
You may have noticed this most recent war is lasting an awfully long time. We've noted this. With the War 2.0 system, we built a feature to balance the duration of the war based on the previous war's duration. The last war occured during the holiday season, a time when our activity spikes unusually high. This made the war end very, very quickly, causing the system to say, "HEY! These players need a REAL challenge!" Thus, the next war was adjusted based on those extreme numbers.
Now, we are in a state in which the total points needed to win the war are much too high. The war would go on for months at this rate. Thus, to shorten the duration, we will be reducing the total points needed to win.
No personal scores will be reduced. No one side will receive an artificial advantage.
The positive effects are that participating players will receive their prizes sooner. We will also be able to reach the next war region early Spring rather than early Summer!
We will be performing a substantial and much needed balance update next week. We planned on balance improvements this week, but ultimately, we decided we would need more time to test the proposed changes. We will keep you updated on the proposed changes as they are closer to being locked in.
February 13, 2015
Heartbreaker Saga 2 Part 1
The events of Frozen Fury ripped a hole in space and time, allowing travel into a realm beyond life and death. Journey into the Afterlife to learn more about the mysterious and powerful Necronauts Paz and Clemek. What is their purpose? How are they able to travel between worlds? Are they human or something beyond comprehension?
You will begin your journey into the great hereafter at a familiar face: Negawraith.
He will guide you to investigate some mysterious disturbances around the nearby Guard Outpost ruins. Longtime players will recall in the original Heartbreaker Saga, Administrator 12 was planning a coup to dethrone Alydriah and restore sanity to the Legion. Unfortunately, Administrator 11, Alydriah's brother and weapon of mass destruction, killed Administrator 12 in his office. His smoldering shoes and golden gun remain as a reminder from Alydriah to show what happens to those who would betray her.
The guards have been hearing noises...voices...that they can't explain. This line of inquiry will lead you to Frysteland to a portal leading to the Afterlife: a realm between life and death and home to billions of souls.
Aldhagrimm's sacrifice may have prevented The Endless from going rogue and destroying the world, but it also opened a tear to the Afterlife. Inside, you'll find some familiar faces...
...and some not so familiar faces.
Complete this first part of the event to earn a new Void Explorer achievement.
A certain familiar NPC in the Afterlife will have a massive inventory of new Heartbreaker/Void gear! Stock on these seasonal rares as they will only be available for a limited time! Check out this comprehensive list of the new items available!
For those who have access to the coveted The Endless shop, the color custom version of The Endless Armor has arrived!
This version have no cores preinstalled so you can completely customize it to your liking.
You can even make it completely pink...if that's your thing. I'm not here to judge.
Lucky Friday the 13th!
Collect the Friday the 13th achievement available in the achievement shop for a limited time!
January 30, 2015
Heartbreaker Saga 2 Pregame
The coveted Heartbreaker/Azrael items have returned once again! Visit the Alydroid in Fortune City to explore its shop of sensational seasonal rares, available NOW!
These are some of my favorite items in all of EpicDuel so I'm always excited to see them return. They also happen to possess some of the most powerful cores to entice those who value power over aesthetics.
Remember, these are seasonal rares with some being limited quantity. They will leave so be sure to stock up while you can! However, these aren't the only seasonal content coming to EpicDuel. In fact, we're in the process of planning the next major event...
Heartbreaker Saga 2: Electric Boogaloo
Prepare for this new epic event launching Friday, February 13!
This event will take place in the mysterious realm between life and death known as the Void. Many of Delta V's cititzens were banished here by Baelius in a desperate attempt to crush the uprising decades ago.
This realm is vast so although it is home to countless beings, they are very distant from each other making this a very lonely, but awe-inspiring, place.
Some happen into the Void through technology, some through death, but escaping is a complicated matter. Those who were born into the Void view the incursion of humans as a nuisance at best and a plague at worst. Humans are unique in their curiously and desire to understand and manipulate the Void to their will. Void Creatures want seek to maintain balance in this realm lest it become infected by outsiders. Some are friendlier than others, but their loyalties are always to the Void above all else.
Join us for this exciting event as we reveal the mysterious of the Void and it's inhabitants...some of whom may be familiar to you.
"The Big Game" Returns!
Are you ready...FOR SOME FOOTBALL?!
For those of you international players, we're refering to American Football or Hand Soccer as it's otherwise known. This Sunday the SeaMonsters will do battle with the Patreons...as far as I recall. I'm bad at sports talk. Anyway, I'm sure the commercials will be expensive!
Celebrate this event with the "Big Game" achievement available NOW in the achievement shop.
The War Wages On!
There is another battle raging this weekend: the battle for The Barrens Outpost!
After a strong start, the Legion forces gave way to the persistent Exiles. There's still plenty of time for that to change as every war tends to surprise with its final outcome.
It's still too early to call and there's a lot more dueling to do so don't give up! For Order! For Freedom! Duel On!
January 16, 2015
EPIC MMO EVENT BARRENS WAR
After a long holiday truce between Legion and Exile forces, war resumes on Delta V. The war for the fate of the Barrens Outpost begins today! The Legion will battle to defend the powerful Barrens Turret Array while the Exile will attempt to undermine their control through hacking terminals.
Hacking terminals are already scattered throughout the Barrens Outpost. Set your starting location for quick access to these crucial war points.
The prize at stake is the Barrens Turret Array. Access the Control Panel, control the Barrens. Those who faught against Dravax and the Dragonoid remember the potency of these mighty guns. If they can wound an interdimensional dragon they'll have no problem turning an armada into scrap.
Win PvP battles to earn war drops and boost the score of your alignment! The Legion took the last region; can they continue their winning streak or will the Exiles emerge triumphant?
Remember that this is also an opportunity to earn Barrens Outpost influence to build up your regional achievement! Let's see some red stars!
New Year's Loot
Guest artist Bidoof has crafted a timely set of New Year's gear available at Torgan in Frysteland!
What time is it? Time to DUEL!
One again, we prepare for war. Good luck and good dueling!
January 09, 2015
EPIC MMO EVENT: Gift Codes 2015
It's a new year and we're already rushing out the gate with new features! The first is a new, reimagined gifting system! Rather than rehash the existing gift system, we've combined the excitement of giving gifts with the awesome power of PRIZE CODES!
With this new feature, accessible from the Varium shop, you will be able to create your very own prize code!
Choose your code, choose your prize time, choose your quantity, and share the code in game and on social networks! All your generated codes, including the number of redemptions remaining will be stored within this interface for quick reference.
NOTE: I should hope it goes without saying, but using inappropriate language in your codes will result in moderator action.
Pit your generosity against your fellow Duelists with competative daily and all-time leaderboards. These boards will track the number of code redemptions so you'll need to be craft to organize your buddies, fans, and followers to claim as many codes as possible. You'll also be rewarded with daily and all-time achievements!
For the longest time, the Fame system in EpicDuel was completely external from the game client. This made the system vulnerable to exploits and very difficult to manage. Now, we've finally incorporated fame into the game client which will allow you to fame your friends and foes in and out of battle!
Click your friend, and click the arrow! Easy!
After you receive fame, you will receive a toast informing you that you were famed by another player. Be sure to fame them back and say, "Thanks!" Please don't beg for fame, though, as you can be reported for griefing/spamming. Please fame responsibly.
With this long-awaited revamp, we hope that this feature can become a more fair and engaging part of EpicDuel.
New Daily Missions
Guest Writer Trans has crafted several new daily mission chains! Sharpen your blades and load your bazookas as you come to the aid of the denizens of Delta V for great rewards! Be sure to check the Daily Missions tab to see the currently available mission.
New Year, New Loot
Visit The Endless' shop in Frysteland (assuming you've already unlocked it) to pick up some new seasonal, limited rares designed by Reki, T0mcat, and Revontheus!
If you've already got swords aplenty, then decorate your home with new interactive bobble heads based on your favorite EpicDuel NPCs!
Here's to a grand new year of sharing and dueling in EpicDuel!
December 31, 2014
Epic New Year: Duel On to 2015!
Where did the time go? It seems like 2014 just started but now be must bid adieu to another passing year. We don't want the celebration and fanfare of Frozen Fury to end just yet so we are celebrating 2015 by starting with a 4-day Power Weekend (starts midnight EST). Get Double XP and Credits from Thursday to Sunday night.
Ring in the New Year with some epic duels in EpicDuel...as long as you're not too sore from unwrapping all those gifts sitting in your mailbox!
Your gifts won't get better if you wait to open them. In fact, they'll expire 60 days after you receive them. There's not reason to hoard them so why wait? There's not even any gift wrapping to dispose or impossible-to-open plastic cases to rip through!
27 Day of Gifting Ends
All good things must end. The 27 Days of Giving is reaching it's frenzied conclusion as I type this. You have been more generous than we ever expected. The excitement around this feature was so great that we established a trending topic on Twitter! One midnight strikes and the event ends, the grandest prizes will finally unwrap.
*Leaderboard standings as of 1:10PM EST
The top 10 gifters will receive the Gold Polar Bear mutation. The top gifter will receive Titan's Ultra Rare Alpha Gear. We are not re-releasing Alpha or creating a new version of it. Titan is literally removing the items from himself to bestow on the most generous player in EpicDuel as only a bacon-craving demigod can.
Note to winners: All the awards will be given manually so it may take some time to get everything sorted. Please allow us some time add the awards to your character!
We are sad to see the gifting end, and the popularity of this feature is not lost on us. We hope to find a way to introduce a permanent, streamlined version of this feature in 2015.
New Year's Loot
On Friday, we will be introducing new weapons, armors, styles, and home items to ring in the New Year! How does a mutating, color custom version of The Endless Armor sound? Sound tasty? You bet!
Thank you for letting us create this game for you for another year. This game would not be possible without our dedicated support team, including guest artists, writers, moderators, testers, and AKs. EpicDuel would absolutely not exist without our players, dueling tirelessly and exceeding our expectations. Thank you all! We hope this upcoming year is even more epic than the last!
Here's to a bold new year of EpicDuel! Duel On to 2015!
December 18, 2014
Frozen Fury Part 3: With a Vengeance!
The greatest event to ever grace this humble PvP MMO is about to reach its thrilling climax in the 3rd and grandest part of this epic saga. Challenge the Endless to unlock the secrets of the Void and battle for the hearts and minds of Frysteland's citizens. Also, visit Torgan in Frysteland to learn the true meaning of the season (as it is on Delta V) and the story of Titanfraggr!
This event was crafted with love and care by Cinderella, Trans, and One Winged Angel (OWA). We hope you are pleased with the outcome as a fitting resolution to this war-ravaged region.
As a reward for completing this saga, you will receive 2 new achievements as memories of your service in bringing some semblance balance to the region.
Visit The Endless to unravel the mysteries of the Void and master its power. Complete this immortal being's task and you will be incredibly rewarded with a powerful new armor and 2 unstoppable new cores: Eternal Enhance and Eternal Protection!
You can gain these cores by collecting Void Shards through gift giving. Every gift given is a chance for a shard. Remember, if you are lucky enough to give the shard as a gift, everyone is the room, including yourself, receive the shard. These shards can be purchased at Aldahagrimm for credits.
The other component required to assemble The Endless' Armor is the Endless Spirit, which must be either won in the Frozen Fury Arcade or purchased from Aldahagrimm.
Cash in some hard-earned Arcade Tokens on the new Frozen Fury Arcade game. Win an amazing assortment of wintery prizes, including Assassin Order and Shadow Abyss' Harnessed Yeti Set!
As always, this new Arcade offers 5 new achievements and a new leaderboard! Also, the Endless Spirit will be available as a Gold Tier prize as a component to forge The Endless' armor and unlock his shop!
Had your fill of burgers last week? How about more exotic cuisine? Grab the new upgradeable Sushi badge to earn piles of rating points. There are so many new achievements that we've enabled the next tier of epic swag: Red Stars! Will you be the first?
We're pleased to introduce 72 bizarre new styles created by Guest Artist Vorzathiel. Ever wanted to look like a festive, psychotic alien? Now is your chance!
Ever wanted to hover over the masses of Delta V and rain down fire from above? Now you can! Stop by Torgan to purchase two new Cryo Crafts (crafted with care by the crafty craftsman Vorzathiel). These vehicles are unique in that they have a /fire command that allow owners to lauch lasers and bombs upon those down below!
We're pleased to introduce 72 bizarre new styles created by Guest Artist Vorzathiel. Ever wanted to look like a festive, psychotic alien? Now is your chance!
Our 27 Days of Giving continues. Login every day to unwrap your packages and give gifts to your friends (and enemies)! Because your generosity has far, FAR exceeded our expectations, we've added 3 new tiers to the Gifter achievement.
For those sitting on huge stacks of prizes: Remember, you have 60 days to open your gifts. They won't evolve into anything cool over time so there's no reason to wait. After 60 days, they'll disappear forever.
Welcome Our New Moderators!
Not to be lost in the holiday shuffle, we're pleased to introduce 3 new defenders of order and justice in EpicDuel: Occavatra, Sparhawk, and Lafbael! Say "hi" if you see them in game and thank them for helping to keep EpicDuel a safe, fun, and secure place for everyone!
Play our New Mobile Game, AQ: DRAGONS!
How do you train your dragon? Raise 12 dragons in our new free game. AQ: DRAGONS is available on Google Play and iOS; coming soon to web! GET IT HERE, DRAGON MASTER!
AdventureQuest dragons is climbing the list fast! Thanks so much for helping to make our latest game a success! With your help, we can get this game up to #1!
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!