January 27, 2016
The coveted Heartbreaker/Azrael items are preparing to return once again! This Friday, visit the Alydroid in Fortune City to explore its shop of sensational seasonal rares!
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! Meanwhile, the existing Winter rares will be leaving February 1! Don't delay!
Lagging behind in the war and need a boost to your level or credit pile? This weekend you'll have an opportunity to boost both! This weekend will be a Power Weekend. Get Double XP and Credits all weekend long starting this Friday!
January 26, 2016
Patch Notes - 1.6.58b
January 22, 2016
Patch Notes - 1.6.58
January 20, 2016
BIOBEASTS IS LIVE
After many months of planning, development, blood, sweat, tears, coffee, and coffee tears, BioBeasts is LIVE on Android and iOS! Download and start smashing some bots NOW:
Artix Entertainment and the BioBeasts team needs your support at this moment more than we ever have before! If you download and like the game (and we hope you do!), please help us spread the word and give us a 5-star rating on the Google Play and Apple App stores.
What Comes Next?
BioBeasts is live, but there’s still more to come! There are several features we hope to add to BioBeasts post-launch, and our Beta testers have done a great job offering up fresh ideas everyday in the tester G+ community. Here are some ideas we've heard from the community that we're considering for future BioBeasts updates:
Like BioBeasts? Want to know more?
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January 13, 2016
Help Share BioBeasts!
Did you know you can dedicate your social media reach to support the BioBeasts game launch? It's super simple:
Join our ThunderClap campaign now:
What is ThunderClap?
Thunderclap is a crowd-speaking platform that can help BioBeasts be discovered by thousands of people. For every person that dedicates their social reach to our campaign, when we press the GO button, ThunderClap will blast out a Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr post from all of us, at the same time, creating a massive wave of attention!
Gifting 2015-2016 Final Result!
This year's gifting event came to a close last week, and all the winners have been rewarded. Congratulations to all who participated! We knew gifting would be popular, but we were absolutely floored by the results this year!
Here's to an incredible 2016!
October 30, 2015
Join the BioBeasts Beta!
Want to play BioBeasts? Signup for the Beta today! Beta invites will be issued in the order they’re submitted so don’t delay! Once your turn comes, you will receive an invite be one of the growing population of our Beta players! Careful, though! There will be bugs, but you'll have the opportunity to help us squash them!
October 13, 2015
#myBioBeasts Contest Winners
The winners of the #myBioBeast Twitter Contest have officially been announced on the BioBeasts developer blog! Congratulations to the winners and thank you for all who participated!
September 18, 2015
MyBioBeast Twitter Contest
MyBioBeast Twitter Contest Official Rules
Are you excited about BioBeasts? Would you like to win 10,000 Artix Points?
No purchase necessary, simply answer the following question on Twitter:
"If you were a BioBeast, held captive by an army of robotic guards, what special power, mutation, weapon, tool, gadget, or otherwise would you use to escape?"
2. Your entry must be original and created by you! We strongly recommend tagging any visual attachments in your entry with your twitter name (ex: @Titan_EpicDuel)
3. Be creative! You can write a sentence, draft a story, draw a picture, build it with Legos, sculpt clay, record a video, carve it in a pumpkin, show us with popsicle sticks. Anything goes!
4. Entries must be tasteful and appropriate for all ages
5. You are welcome to post multiple entries, but each must be unique
6. Spamming will result in instant disqualification
7. Your Artix account must be in good standing (not banned or in dispute) to qualify for a prize
8. Entries must be received before October 11, 2015 11:59pm EST
@BioBeasts #MyBioBeast will sneak attack and bite you at your ankles! Rawr!
@BioBeasts #MyBioBeast would just evolve into Nightwraith, the master of escaping!
@BioBeasts #MyBioBeast would be quite fancy; the robots would be overwhelmed by my monocle, tophat, and cane!
Winners will be selected by the BioBeast developers based on the following criteria:
1. Adhering to the official rules
Winners will be contacted via a private twitter message from @BioBeasts and prizes will be manually awarded by the devs! Maximum one prize per person.
10 (Ten) - 10,000 Artix Point Packages will be awarded on Artix Entertainment's 13th Anniversary (October 13, 2015).
Titan, Nightwraith, Charfade, Rabblefroth and the rest of the ED team
June 18, 2015
Pyro Fly Returns!
This week marks the return of a very special bot to Delta V: the infamous Pyro Fly! This Friday, visit Kraggor for a fresh restock at 10 AM EST and 4 PM EST and own this bot for yourself!
The bot's primary attack is a sweeping infernal beam that scorches enemies from a distance.
The Pyro Fly's special skill is Infernal Swarm, an especially nasty and sneaky ability which causes tiny mechanical fireflies to swarm your opponent and neutralize one skill at random.
Be sure to collect this bot before it returns to the depths of the Infernal Mines for another year!
Bido's Artist Showcase: June 26
Mark your calendars because Bido's Artist Showcase Shop is next week! Enjoy weapons, missions, and achievements galore as you meet Bido in the Afterlife! Will he be an ally or does his disarming appearance hide more sinister intentions?
Find out next week in EpicDuel!
All Hands on Deck!
Game development is the ultimate team effort! We all want to succeed together! Learn more in the latest BioBeasts blog post!
April 14, 2015
For the last few weeks, the EpicDuel team has teased about a "big, exciting announcement." Finally, that secret can be revealed:
Titan, Nightwraith, Charfade and Rabblefroth have been secretly developing a new mobile game called “BioBeasts” while also working on EpicDuel. Today we’re excited to showcase the progress we’ve made so far!
BioBeasts will be a free, single-player arcade-survival game for mobile devices where you control a mutating beast, fighting to escape from a robot-controlled laboratory. You will control a variety of beasts as they try to escape from a lab run by the sadistic Alydriah. Defend yourself against a horde of robot guards, laboratory defenses, and hulking bosses as you claw, bite, blast, and bash your way to freedom! Unlock new beasts with special powers and obtain potent mutations to experiment with as the game progresses.
Be sure to post your questions and suggestions on the new site! The team will respond to your questions in a post on Friday (April 17). You can also follow all the exciting new announcements for BioBeasts on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.
March 13, 2015
Enjoy the luckiest Friday the 13th in ages by picking up St. Patrick's and Celtic-themed gear available from Naomi!
These beauties were crafted with care by SlayertheKraken, Theon, and Bidoof!
Decorate your walls and floors with a fine selection of new items including Dage-themed decorations and new banks!
Be sure to check for new Daily Missions created by Ranloth for fantastic rewards! For those who don't know or occasionally forget, Daily Missions are a great way to earn Credits and Arcade Tokens without grinding out dozens of PvP or NPC battles.
The Guest Team Grows!
We would like to extend a hearty Delta V welcome to new Guest Artist Theon and Guest Writer Silver Sky Magician who formally joined the team and are hard at work to produce new content for all to enjoy (Theon created weapons for this release)! Say "hello" to them in game if you bump into them.
Lucky Number 13!
The Friday the 13th achievement now available! Grab it before it vanishes!
Easter is just around the corner so you know what that means -- deadly bunnies of DOOM! This is just a small preview of what awaits in the epic new event coming to a Biodome near you!
January 26, 2015
New EpicDuel Servers
Did you know last week that EpicDuel upgraded several of the servers that run the game? If you're not familiar, a server is a computer that hosts the game and makes it available to players all around the world. Just like your technology and computers at home, servers become outdated. The new EpicDuel servers have significantly faster processors and more memory than the old ones.
For you, this upgrade will mean less server-lag and better in game performance. You probably didn't know that in addition to the servers you see on the EpicDuel server-select screen, there are other important computers that keep the game running. These include our webserver which hosts the EpicDuel website and our database servers which store all of your player data and account related information.
Last week we actually moved several of the servers to new machines and you probably didn't even notice. While this move has been mostly transparent so far, there are several things going on behind the scenes technically that require our full focus.
This week, we're going to be moving two of our database servers to new computers. Because we want to ensure all player data is safe during this transition, we're going to bring the game offline each time. We intend to bring the game down once on Monday in the later afternoon EST for about an hour, and again early in the morning on Tuesday EST for up to 3 hours. Later in the week. Watch our twitters for the most recent update!
If all goes well, we'll have the game back online faster than that, but we want to allow plenty of time to make sure everything is perfect when you login. These upgrades will help with better performance, improved security, and should ultimately provide a better gaming experience for ED players.
Thanks for your patience and understanding as we finish up this transition!
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 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 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 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!
August 01, 2014
Patch Notes - 1.6.21
July 24, 2014
Titan's Triumph Preview
Prepare yourselves! There's a rumbling at the top of Titan's mountaintop home in Frysteland and it can only mean one thing: Titan HUNGERS!
It could also mean that it's about time for Titan's Birthday celebration! Join us in celebrating the birth of EpicDuel's creator and ever-hungry demi-god Titan with new weapons, vehicles, home items, and a brand new Arcade game Titan's Triumph!
Check out these preview images of the latest and greatest Titan gear coming to Delta V next week! Our volunteer artists have been operating at peak performance to craft epic gifts for EpicDuel's epic creator!
Many of these items will be available form the new Arcade game, but they will also be available for sale in-game on Titan's seasonal birthday shop along with previous Titan-themed rares:
Beyond Titan Preview
We'd like to formally welcome Vorzathiel (formerly ..Trizzzcentrino..) to the EpicDuel Artist team! He's already hard at work creating new content and working on an update to the West Naval Yard!
It's never too early to talk like a pirate!
Or dress like one!
July 11, 2014
Battle Gems PvP Is LIVE!
Like PvP? If you're on epicduel.com, then chances are you do, then you'll love the new PvP update to Battle Gems! Check out Cysero's post on the AQW Design for comprehensive info regarding this exciting new update!
Battle Gems PVP!
BATTLE GEMS PVP IS LIVE!
Actually, it's been live for almost a fullday, but we haven't said much about it because we wanted to make sure there were no terribly bad game killing bugs before we sounded the war horns and drew a lot of attention to it. It was a quiet launch.
Of course there were a few bugs (There are always a few bugs) but noting too serious and we've already got most of those solved and ready to publish to the live versions of the game in the next update today or tomorrow.
As always, if YOU encounter any bugs, they go here: http://www.artix.com/bugs
Just so we're entirely clear, ALL bugs for this or any other AE game go here: http://www.artix.com/bugs
... here: http://www.artix.com/bugs
And now we're moving on.
BATTLE GEMS PVP! What's the deal with that?
Here's the deal.
WAIT, DID YOU SAY "BUY GOLD"?!
I did indeed say that, imaginary player who asks me this stuff! There are three gold packages to pick from but the obvious winner is the 50 MILLION GOLD PACKAGE. That should keep you set for a while and allow you to buy almost all of the PvP rewards (If you have the intestinal fortitude to unlock them).
Plus it comes with in-game bonuses where the other packages only come with gold (which is still nice).
the 50,000,000 GOLD package gives you a GOLD NAME (in Battle Gems PvP) and the MAKE IT RAIN skill will be added to your skill list. It's like a big gold fireball that explodes into a shower of gold coins when it hits the target. Fun? Yeah, fun.
Apple based players can get the game here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/battle-gems-adventurequest/id694721552
Android based players can get the game here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.battleon.aqbattlegems
And, of course, you can always play it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/games/?fbs=100&app_id=217802018249672
March 31, 2014
Happy Monday! The Dread War is still well underway, but I think there is still one element that is still a big mystery to many EpicDuelists.
As you can see in the main war map (accessible by clicking the War Bar at the top of the EpicDuel client), there are 4 auxiliary War Objectives with one main objective. That might be old news to many, but did you know that not all War Objectives are created equally?
War for the Win
The 4 auxiliary War Objectives can deliver different results depending on a number of factors. The following is a quick reference guide to help you decide which turrets to use to get the most bang for your war buck! Defensively, this information is extremely valuable for deciding which War Objective to target with Dread and Super Dread Bombs.
Legion Missile Array (Lower Left)
Inflicts less damage the more it's health is depleted.
Heavy Turret (Upper Left)
Inflicts more damage as the Control Array Shield's health decreases.
Mega Turret (Lower Right)
Inflicts consistent damage regardless of health.
Heavy Rocket (Upper Right)
Inflicts consistent damage regardless of health.
There you have it! I hope this guide will clarify some confusion about varying damage delivered by different War Objectives. Now, go forth mighty EpicDuelists with this knowledge and WAR ON!
March 18, 2014
Battle Gem On!
Battle Gems just went live! Be the first to play our 1st major mobile game, AdventureQuest: Battle Gems! It is available right now for free on Apple’s App Store!
The Battle Gems team is really proud to be releasing Battle Gems for you. As our first major mobile game, it took over 6 months to draw, animate, code and write the 450+ joke & pun filled levels for you. We think you will agree that it is our most crazy, addictive and fun game yet! Get Battle Gems and please help us spread the word. (P.S. We are working on the Android version as you read this.)
Battle Gems Features
Limited Time Offer: Become a Founder!
Now is your only chance to become a Battle Gems Founder! Support the game during this launch and UNLOCK EVERYTHING with a one-time payment that is cheaper than a Pizza. …and our game comes with “extra-cheese” at no extra charge. Purchase the Founder Package during this limited time offer for $9.99, you shall receive:
Battle Gems is already getting GREAT REVIEWS!
Thank you so much to everyone giving the game five stars to us on the app store. Battle Gems has been getting amazing feedback and reviews -- check out this KILLER game review from the game review site, Game Skinny! The humor is spot-on perfect "AE" and Battle Gems has the highest quality and most consistant art. I am really proud of the team, the testers, and our online community for all of the long and hard work that went into creating this amazing game. Thank you guys!!! We are working hard on the Android and other ports. Even if you cannot play yet, please help us spread the word! Each day this week we will be releasing a new Battle Gems video... and this weekend, "The Gems" will be heading to the MegaCon convention in Orlando, Florida to run around and cause trouble. BATTLE GEM ON!
Do not forge to LIKE the BattleGems Facebook page!
March 07, 2014
Onward to War
War is approaching. A better war. A faster war. A war that more fully captures to epic clash of Legion and Exile forces. Though this new war was not quite ready to be unveiled today, we're still hard at work and hope to have a finished feature ready to go early next week. This Design Note post will reveal some new and exciting elements from the new war system.
Before we get into the meat of the post, I'll briefly mention the absense of Legion and Doom from the server select. Today we did a small update to patch some exploits and improve server security. Due to recent erratic behavior, Legion and Doom were taken offline. We do not yet know if we will bring them back, but we do know that those servers were old and underperforming. Epic and Exile (we should probably change their names now, huh?) will soon be upgraded to faster, more modern servers to improve performance, making additional servers unnecessary for the time being.
Onward to WAR!
With the new war system, we wanted to emphasize accessibility. The current war has a lot of moving parts and can be quite difficult to grasp for a novice just learning the basics of dueling. Under the new system, the active war will be represented by a global war bar. This war bar provides general information about the conflict and quick-jump buttons to the main objectives.
When the war is over, the prize button will become active for the winning alignment! We'll get to that a bit later...
Some war objectives may be familiar with a few key changes -- you'll notice the Control Array now has a shield over it. It's up to the alignment on offense to bring down the shield and capture the Array, while the defenders must stop the aggressors at all costs!
To defend or attack, Legion and Exile warriors will receive PvP war drops. Defenders will receive Dread Bombs while the attackers will receive Dread Shells. These drops can be used at objectives to gain influence for yourself, your Faction, and your alignment. This is also the primary mechanism for driving the war. To discourage hoarding, you will only be able to hold a maximum of 10 of each type of war drop in your inventory. If you choose not to participate in the war, you will be able to sell the drops with no sellback.
War drops can be used at war objectives, which will be scattered throughout the active region.
Clicking a war objective brings up a menu to use your war drops. You can use your drops for free, or upgrade them to a more powerful form for Varium. The more powerful drops can also drop from PvP battles, but at a much lower rate.
The objectives will show realtime destruction as they are used and abused by warring alignments. Small notifications will appear to broadcast your feats of valor for all to see!
Each objective has a different attribute -- providing interesting tactical decisions for either side of the conflict.
Defend your objectives or see them burnt to the ground! When the war ends, the winning alignment, along with the most victorious player and Faction will be displayed prominently throughout the region!
With the changes to the war system, we'll be consolidating the existing regional influence-buffing cores into a sole War Commander core. This new limited-charge core will give 10 guaranteed war drops for battle victories.
This core will be available from prominent Legion and Exile NPCs in active war regions.
Since some are already very close to attaining the 10th tier of certain regional war achievements, we've decided to bump up the difficulty with 2 more tiers for each region. We're even planning a super-special acheivement for reaching tier 12 on ALL regions, including Frysteland and the Infernal Mines (coming soon)!
During the war, you'll also have a change to earn the prestigious War Hero achievement by earning the most influence in a single day!
Winng a war is an incredible task, so the victors should receive equally incredible rewards! Never-before-seen weapons, armors, vehicles and amazing currency bonuses await those who triumph!
If you're the picky type, you'll have a list of 6 items to choose from when claiming your reward. The prizes will rotate between war events so the list will be ever-changing and always interesting!
Expect an early release next week while we iron out the last of the bugs and polish the remaining features of our new war system! Thank you for your patience! We're confident the feature will be worth the wait!
Last but not least, remember to check out the seasonal rare Springtime gear, available at Naomi and Xraal!
Grab this awesome gear before it disappears back into the database aether for another year!
February 14, 2014
It's that time of year again. A time for love. A time for romance. A time for battle! Join us for today's release as we unveil the most diabolical Heartbreaker weapon yet! Visit the Alydroid in Alydriah's Spire in Fortune City to collect the mightiest Valentine's swords yet conceived: Aphrodite's Woe! Marvel at Revontheus' intricate attention to detail as you smite your foes with the Mark of Azrael core!
When we go live, we'll also be restocking any LQS items that are empty so be ready to jump on that opportunity!
But...as they say in the game show biz...that's not all!
No Place Like Home
We've attacked the Home Inventory Manager and blown it to bits! From the ashes, we've reassembled a better, stronger, faster interface for more easily browsing Home Items for sale as well as Items in your own inventory. You will also be able to filter Home Items by category. We are able to expand this system in the future to more granularity in categories for faster searching.
You may also notice that you can now see your current balance of Credits and Varium! It's useful to know how much money you have when you're shopping, no?
We've done away will the separate "Selling" mode in the Home Inventory Manager. Now, you will be able to sell items from your own inventory quickly and know the sellback price at-a-glance!
In addition to sprucing up the interface, Titan has made some excellent performance improvements to the Home Item inventory, allowing items to load faster and permitting you to cycle through the list unimpeded.
While Titan tackles the Home Inventory Manager, Rabblefroth is attacking the style changer. We've removed the clutter and brightened the background to give your character some room to breathe!
Also, to eliminate confusion, we're removing the nominal 100 Credit fee for style change. Now, once you own a style, you'll never need to pay for it again, even if you change your colors!
Speaking of styles...how about 24 dapper, new Heartbreaker styles courtesy of Charfade?
Every style is made better by putting a bird on it!
BeetleGerms? BottleJeans? BezeledJams? BattleGems!
January 10, 2014
EpicDuel Legends Part 2
Welcome to 2014, EpicDuelists! After a small patch last week, we're ready with our first major update of the new year -- Legendary Points. Players who reached the level cap and beyond have the opportunity to earn Legendary Points to invest in small stat bonuses. For this release, we will be introducing 6 new stat categories:
This menu is accessible from your stats page. We've designed the system in a way that will allow us to add more stat categories in which to invest in the future. As you can see, these categories must be unlocked before they can be invested in. Points can be redistributed later in a system similar to retraining. These bonuses will give veteran players an edge, but not so much as to become completely imbalanced.
Styles from Beyond
Revontheus delivered yet another batch of awesome Asgardian styles for EpicDuel, along with a spooky moose skull!
We've made a small change to the female styles released previously. Style 87 will become the "Loki helm" style to match the equivalent male styles, while the current style 87 will become 92.
The Epic Hoarder achievement promised to those for maxing our their inventories will be awarded this update.
It's not quite as good as having your own reality show, but probably a lot less stressful. At least your EpicDuel items don't attract wild animals (yet)!
Next Week Planning
We've got some big additions and improvements planned for January so here's a sneak-peak of what's coming up:
The Epic Artist Revontheus will finally make his EpicDuel debut, and he's not arriving empty-handed!
Stop by his location for some out-of-this world items and to formally welcome him to the game!
Next week we'll also be focusing on EpicDuel's early game experience. This new tutorial will guide new players through the somewhat overwhelming systems of EpicDuel in an imformative, fully-interactive tuturial.
In this new zone, players will learn battle basics like how to initiate a duel, the difference between energy and physical damage, and how to switch different weapon types.
If you already know the ropes, you can opt out of the tutorial and join the community in Central Station, but there will be an achievement for completing this mode!
December 12, 2013
Blood Hawks Inbound
A cold wind is blowing through Frysteland...actually a cold wind is usually blowing through Frysteland, considering its climate and all. ANYWAY! We've got big, BIG plans for this upcoming release, and as I mentioned last week, this release is so big we'll need 2 weeks to build it. That means, unfortunately, no release Friday, but next week will be incredible!
Blood Hawk Battlegear Bundle
In the year since Alydriah was expelled form Frysteland by the Endless, the Krampus people have slowly begun to recover. In addition to the human toll Alydriah's cruelty took on the harsh Northern land, many indigenous species were devastated or wiped out by constant battling. One such species is the rare Blood Hawk. These creatures were used for centuries by the Krampus people for hunting and taming yetis. Thought extinct, they have returned in force to once again aid the Krampus people in keeping the cuddly but ferocious creatures in line.
Now you will have the opportunity to own the Blood Hawk and the Spectral Hawk (energy variant) along with a host of avian armaments!
The Blood Hawk Battlegear Bundle will be available for a limited time. With this package you will receive:
We realize that the last package offered was not that long ago so we're offering the package items in-game as well. It's definitely a better value to get them all together in the bundle, of course, but if you've got a pile of Varium burning a hole in your pocket...you should probably seek medical attention immediately.
If those weapons weren't enough to intrigue you, we have some special surprises in store. Stay tuned for more details!
You're Epic, But Are You...LEGENDARY?
Next week, we're raising the level cap to...*drumroll* 40! Rabblefroth is hard at work smoothing the experience curve to make earning levels slightly less painful. But what happens after you reach 40 and max out all your gear? What then? Ponder the great mysteries of the universe? NO! 40 is just the beginning of a much longer journey as an EpicDuel Legend!
After a player becomes Legendary, you will continue to earn experience as Legendary experience. Your level will not increase, but you will instead earn Legendary Ranks! Each rank earned will unlock a Legendary point that can be placed in a broad array of stats. These stats will be more specialized than Dexterity or Technology which influence a range of battle attributes. We haven't finalized the list, but we will build as many as we can by next week. The beauty is we can always add more later, unlike the current, more rigid stat list.
Legendary players will be defined by a uniquely colored name, an icon in their interface, and several other minor aesthetic changes. We'll have more details as the systems are finalized and polished.
Achievement Overhaul Continued
Work on the Achievement Overhaul continues as we wrap up a few features we didn't get to last week, in addition to fixing some minor bugs.
You will also have the option to switch view modes. If you don't like the new, larger style, you can always switch back to a more classically styled view to see more achievements at once.
Titan is also working on a new overall progress bar to see how many Achievements you have total. How close are you to earning them all? If you're close, we're about to make getting them all a bit more difficult with the next feature.
AE Arcade Bonanza!
We're going all-out with the Arcade next week, offering several new games based on other AE games. Collect weapons, house items, and other intriguing baubles from MechQuest, HeroSmash, AdventureQuest, AdventureQuest Worlds, and MORE! Each of these new games offers a new achievement and a new leaderboard to dominate!
To make it easier to acquire Arcade Tokens, we'll be softening the requirements for the daily missions. If you didn't already know, it's possible to earn Tokens from completing daily mission chains. Some can be a bit on the grindy side so we'll try to make it a more pleasurable experience to complete them.
Party Like They Do in Asgard
As if everything else mentioned above weren't enough...ED Artist Revontheus is crafting some slick Asgardian styles to spice up this release. What does Asgard have to do with Frysteland? Well, they're basically space vikings and vikings lived in cold climates sooooo...yeah.