The FrostSpawn Horde have swarmed the Island of Winds, and many of the refugees have been converted into ice monsters by a strange new magic. The time has come for you to face Karok the Fallen in battle to learn what the future holds for the FrostSpawn Horde, the Queen of Monsters, and the rise of her Ancient Evils!
Take on Karok the Fallen in the WorldBreaker Rising holiday event finale!
Adventure through our New Year’s seasonal events and find the Frozen Dawn armor set in Lim’s Rares shop!
Talk to Quibble Coinbiter in Battleon for the LAST Frostval shop update!
Limted Time Bonus Offer: Get 10% more Artix Points or Adventure Coins when you purchase any AC or Membership package!
Log in until Monday to get DOUBLE BOOSTS on all servers!
After the Champion of Chaos let the Queen of Monsters loose, refugees from across the world flee to a new continent as the land grows colder and winter storms rage. Fight alongside Syrrus the Astromancer at the shattered Tower of Winds. Build a planetary gate that will allow a mysterious warrior mage's army to journey across spacetime and add their blades to the battle!
Begin the new main storyline on an all-new continent with 35 quests
Talk to Quibble Coinbiter in Battleon to get the coolest gear of the year
Unlock Cryomancer Class with Glacera Tokens or purchase for 2000 AdventureCoins
Log in each day until December 24th for a free Frostval gift!
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.
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!
Cash in some hard-earned Arcade Tokens on the new Frozen Fury Arcade machine. Win an amazing assortment of wintery prizes, including Assassin Order's Harnessed Yeti Set.
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?
Our 27 Days of Giving continues. Login every day to unwrap your packages and give gifts to your friends (and enemies)!
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!
We are working on AdventureQuest Dragons bugs for Android and Apple. Especially the one that crashes specific phones right after the intro video plays! Just as Sun Tsu wrote in the Art of War "No battle plan survives contact with the enemy," I would like to humbly declare "No amount of testing can prepare a new video game for the first install by thousands of real players." We believe we have isolated the issue, but we need help from people with those specific devices.
Android "Crash after video plays" Bug
So... this one was really hard to figure out since it is so inconsistant. Very specific combinations of Android OS versions and GPU hardware do not know how to handle the texture compression that Dragons is using (Which is called ETC2). Normally, this would be ok. this is because your phone will simply uncompress it and just use the raw image data. Which would be great... except the raw size of these giant textures are too huuuuuuuge... so CRAAAAAAAAASH. It would sort of like making a cup of coffee for your friend, but he tells you that his mouth is incompatable with the coffee cup you are holding... so you try shoving the entire pot of coffee in his mouth instead.
We have two solutions, but we need a device here at the lab to test on. Specifically we are looking for older phones running Android OS 4.2 or lower, with a Qualcomm Adreno 203 GPU chipset.
If you have one of these devices and want to help. Please let us know in the comment section below. In the mean time, I am calling everyone I know.
Apple Version Update
We ran into a pretty critical problem. Our "redeem code" functionality is not allowed on Apple devices. This rule is in place primarily to stop evil developers who are trying to sneakily circumvent Apple's App Store Purchase process. Which makes sense. I am not sure if you noticed, but each major techological ecosystem is now in it's own sandbox. What I mean is... Apple, Google, Facebook, and other major tech companies have created very strict borders around their digital territories. If you are on an apple device, you must pay through apple. Same for Google devices. Same for Facebook. We understood why this is the way it is-- and as of the BattleGems video game project respectfully implimented a different system depending on where you played.
The redeem code, however, was something that never even crossed our minds as being a problem. It was put in place for two reasons. First to allow player support to help players-- which is extra challenging since this other than the upcoming leaderboards this is a single player game that lives purely on your device. Secondly, to give away redeem codes in promotions and merch to draw more players to Dragons. So, the redeem code feature being a release-stopping issue puts me in an absolutely terrible position. To solve it, I have no other choice but to remove the redeem code feature from the Apple version. (otherwise it will not be allowed to go live.) This feature will still be available on the Android and upcoming Web version.
The Apple App store will be closing next Monday-- meaning this is our last shot. As you can imagine, we are desperately (and quite panickly) doing everything in our power to have Dragons released before then. Please cross your fingers, toes, talons, and any other lucky things that can be crossed in an somewhat awkward and highly amusing manner for us!
Thank you for being so patient and understanding as we battle through these bugs. Also thank you to everyone who gave us 5-stars and wrote such enthusiastic and kind comments. Your comments make working on this through the weekend and nights so worth it.
From Travelers leaving the Frozen Wastes come rumors of a vast treasure, waiting for those strong enough to take it. But, say the travelers, no one who has set out to claim it has ever returned… and no sign of them has been found. Is the treasure so grand, the luxury so rich, that they never wish to leave? Or is something darker, deadlier, lying in wait at the heart of the hoard?
Unlock an exclusive zone, storyline, boss battle, and rewards with the BoneBreaker Adventure Package!
Discover the deadly reason heroes seeking the Winter’s Heart Hoard treasure never return!
Talk to Aran the Tundra Hunter in Yulgar’s Inn for a tale of frozen fear and to get his gear!
Happy birthday, Beleen! Check out her pretty pink birthday presents in Battleon and Frostvale!
This Friday, unleash a fury which has never been seen in a browser MMO with 2 NEW promotional packages. 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.
Continue the Saga
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.
Give and Receive
Remember to login every day to claim your free gifts! While you're in, why not share the love and offer gifts to all your friends?! New prizes will be added with the new update so there's never been a better reason to login and give!
Get ready for the return of AQW's coolest gear (literally!) this Friday as we bring back all of our previous years' Frostval events! Save Frostvale, stop the Ice Symbiote infection, watch a young Empress Gravelyn experience her first Frostval, and get SO MANY presents! Upgrade to unlock the Legend-only adventure through /icerisepast!
Unlock an exclusive zone, storyline, boss battle, and rewards with the BoneBreaker Adventure Package!
Battle through all our seasonal Frostval zones and find the returning Frostval gear
Legends can talk to Moraine to help save IceRise Keep from Kezeroth’s destructive ice powers!
We've been getting a lot of excited feedback from the community about the Tech Demo of AQW 3D. These responses have indicated these two things to me.
We're on the right track and making something that you're all really excited to play and
Most of you really have no idea what to reasonably expect out of this.
We're still in VERY early development and this is only a Tech Demo which means it's too early to have answers to most questions but I do have a few answers that I didn't address in my YouTube video.
Hopefully this will clear things up for a lot of you.
How Do I Play The AQW 3D Tech Demo?
As mentioned in the vid, the test is currently restricted to active AQW Legends (Members).
If you ARE an active AQW Legend, just head to AQ.COM/TechDemo and login using your AQW username and password. Easy peasy.
Why Is The Tech Demo For Members Only?
There are two main reasons.
We have limited server space and we're not stress testing yet so we need to keep the number of users small.
We want the AQW members to get the most perks possible out of their membership since they expire unlike our other memberships in our other games.
Will The Game Always Be Restricted To Legends?
Nope. It's far too early to know what kind of pricing plan AQW3D will use but we have a pretty strong tradition of making games that are free to play, while offering you things to buy to help suport the games and get the most out of it.
I Thought That You Said AQ3D Was Dead!
I did, in this post and it is. let me be as clear as possible about this...
This is AQW 3D, not AQ3D, Legend of Lore.
Again, as mentioned in the video, while we will probably be able to reuse a small fraction of the resources that we developed for Legend of Lore but this is new game built on new technology from the ground up. It's still built in Unity (not Flash like our other games so there will be virtually no screen lag) but considering that this will also be a Mobile App as well as a Web Game, using Unity3D THIS TIME without trying to push it through Flash Player made the most sense, although to make it fit on phone and tablets we will need to significantly reduce the poly count from AQ3D and make a number of other pretty big tweaks that makes using Legend of Lore resources slower than if we just remade them fresh.
In time, we will probably change the name of THIS game to AQ3D beacuse AQW3D is really just a mouth full. All that you really need to know is that this is NOT AQ3D: Legend of Lore.
Wait. Did You Say Mobile App?
I did. The really neat thing about what we're doing here is we're making an MMO that you will be able to play from your computer OR your smart phone OR Tablet... and it's all on the same server so it's all the same game.
For example: We're fighting a boss monster, you and I.
You're a high DPS build warrior and I'm your pocket healer, keeping you alive while you bust face and keep the aggro off me. You are playing from your computer, rght in the web but I'm healing you from my phone. We're both playing the same game, in the same location on completely different devices. This was REALLY the dream behind PROJECT OMNI and it's SO RAD to see it finally taking shape with the lessons that we have learned making our Unity games like Battle Gems and AQ Dragons.
I posted, on my Facebook page, a small example of this technology working. Check it out.
How Can I Download The Mobile Version?!?!?!
Sorry, you can't right now. Only a few of the developers in the Secret Underground Lab have access to the mobile version right now. It's one thing to show you guys a Tech Demo on the web, but it's another thing entirely to submit this to Google Play or Apple as an app so you guys can download it and play with it.
The mobile version of AQW3D is being developed alongside the web version so you can expect the mobile version much later in the development cycle... like, at the end of it. When it's done.
Will I Be Able To Import All My Items And Stuff From AQW?
AQW has SIX PLUS years of development behind it.
Six years of weekly releases. Six years of items and classes and NPCs and maps. We've gotten pretty fast at building that stuff in Flash but considering our very small number of staff (and before you ask, we can't afford to hire more) it would probably take SIX to EIGHT MORE YEARS to re-create AQW faithfully in 3D which is obviously too long. So the answer is NO, you won't be able to import ALL of your classes and items.
HOWEVER, some of you have noticed that, since we are usig the AQW login, the Tech Demo imports your name and gender directly from your AQW files. I'm sure that we will use that ability to import SOMETHING from your AQW characters to make the transition more favorable to long-time players.
It's just too early to know any of the specifics.
Will I Get An AQW Badge For Testing?
No. At least, no badge has been announced at this point but I'm sure something could be arranged.
Will AQ3D Take AQW's Place?
No. AQW and AQW 3D will be different games entirely. AQW will continue with weekly updates until you guys lose all interest. Which we hope will be never.
Can I Jump In The Tech Demo Yet?
Nope. I will update this when we are able to implement jumpery.
UPDATE: Yes, you can now jump!
When Will AQW3D Be Done?
This is a big question.
First, you need to understand a few things about app and game development.
Beta Testing happens near the release of a product, when you are integrating a lot of user feedback and making improvements on the stable foundation that you built during the previous phases.
Alpha Testing happens before Beta testing. This is when the product is in a very raw but still mostly usable stage. There are LOT of bugs and probably still quite a lot of designs that need to be done.
A Tech Demo happens before Beta OR Alpha testing. It is a proof of concept just to show that the technology works. It is the rawest possible version of the product.
BAKING METAPHOR: Baiscally, what I'm saying is this: If a finished, polished and ready-to-play game is an apple pie, the Beta testing version would be the pie before it's baked, the Alpha testing version would be the raw ingredients not yet mixed together and the Tech Demo is a young apple tree. Maybe just an apple SEED.
We still have a VERY long way to go and these are just the first few steps on a journey of a thousand miles, but we're excited to see where it takes us and we're willing to walk the full length. We have NEVER directly involved you guys in the development of one of our games this early which gives you the chance to shape the world as we build it more than ever before!
We will still keep developing new games (we have a large list) and of course we will continue to develop the existing games that you guys support with your attention and love.
Log in this weekend and bare your blades as Lore’s most deliciously-deadly festival begins! Destruction is on the menu when you /join harvest, and if you want to survive the feast, you’ll need to carve your way out of danger! Battle through all our previous Harvest Fest zones and boss fights to claim your rewards, then talk to Ragnar in Battleon to unlock the BrightFall Commander set with a 12 month membership!
Harvest Fest returns with 10 maps, 6 shops, and a cornucopia full of gear
Unlock the BrightFall Commander set when you buy a 12 month membership
As the BURP War rages on we are revamping a ton of old gear in AQ this week!
December Z-Token package - Champion of Sinmaw!
A bonus set that comes with the 50k Z-Token package!
Includes an armor, 3 weapons, a shield and the ability to drag your enemies into Sinmaw’s Lair!
Black Friday and Cyber Monday!
Log in and play Black Friday and Cyber Monday for a chance to win 2 awesome items - Black Friday Battleaxe and Cyber Shougn's Odachi! We are also doubling the amount of Z-Tokens you can find during battles this week! PLUS a special Z-Token discount for Black Friday!
Everyone who participated in the competition (so long as you didn’t cheat!) will receive a 2014 House Depot Badge for your AQWorlds Character Page. Please be patient while award each badge as it will take us several days to complete the process. The winners in the below categories will receive special prizes in addition to their Badge. Let’s see if you won!
Grand Prize Winner Winners
This was a tough one. So many amazing submissions and we could only choose 1 Grand Prize Winner. But we couldn’t pick just 1… so we have 2 Grand Prize Winners!
Created by Mr Zul and Capn Cio
Tired after a plunderin’ day? Drop anchor on ye’ TreehouseShip, Matey! All the amenities of a true Pirate’s Life at ye’ hooks: white sand at ye’ peg-leg, peaceful quarters, convenient hangin’ point on your Crow’s Nest an’ 100 miles to Tortulgar Inn only! Yarrrr!
House of Vita
Created by Prime, Nici , Ryuu
The house of the Stars, this structure is the remainder of an ancient civilization, Vita. Living knowledge of the cosmos is stored within its crystal shards. The entire structure is powered by the Stars gem at the top.
These two houses will soon be created in AdventureQuest Worlds for everyone to enjoy. The players who created these houses will receive their creation for FREE, plus a bonus of 1,500 AdventureCoins! Woohoo!
1st Place Winners
These players did an AMAZING job designing their houses! We wish we could transform ALL of these into in-game houses, but we’re just a small team and only have so many hands (we’re looking to employ an artistic octopus). These 1st Place Winners will receive 1,000 AdventureCoins in AQWorlds =D
2nd Place Winners
Glorious! Stupendous! Insert another adjective here! The following entries made it into our 2nd Place Winners, and for that, will each receive 500 AdventureCoins.
3rd Place Winners
And the awesomeness keeps on coming! The 3rd Place Winners will receive 250 AdventureCoins for their great submissions.
Everyone’s A Winner in our Eyes!
Thank you EVERYONE who participated in the 2014 House Depot Contest. Everyone at Artix is amazed at how talented you are, and as soon as we go through 500+ entries, you will soon see the 2014 House Depot Badge on your Character Page.
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It’s Friday, and EVERYONE knows what that means: all new releases in Artix Entertainment’s games! Don’t let your summer be a bummer—come play games online with us, help us defeat the toughest monsters, and score the most epic loot ever!
AdventureQuest Worlds The moment you have all been DYING for is finally here! Known for his seemingly-impossible-to-survive tricks, traps, and cheats, Grimskull challenges YOU to traverse his torture chambers, outwit his wiles, and claim the legendary prize at the end…if you can survive! Suit up in the Hero of Steel Armor Set, get your kicks with Player Suggestion Items, uncover the whereabouts of the completely color custom Solar Protector set, and then dive headfirst (or dead-first?) into Grimskull’s dangerous trap-filled dungeons!
Voting for the second OverSoul contest ends Saturday, June 22, 2013. Be sure to vote for your favorite entries! Next week, prepare for the Watercard Deck Series and water element characters. Also, look forward to the production of the contest winners for Art and Backstory!
EpicDuel Legion and Exile forces, man your battle stations: The Dread War has begun! Battle for control of over 21 War Objectives throughout Delta V! This is too big for any one solder -- you'll need to rally your friends behind a common cause to dominate the world and shape it's future!
HeroSmash Begin your prowl with this week’s Forest Tiger, Snow Tiger, and Sabertoothed Tiger Head Morphs! Who says a tiger can’t change his stripes? With the Color Custom versions, you absolutely can. Head to the Head Shop on Market Street and get your head in the game!
AdventureQuest Classic This is the release you have all been looking forward to… the single largest Class project in the history of AQ… the Knight Class begins this week! Tathlin, leader of the Pria Knights of Rennd, will guide you through your basic training before you will have to choose which of the 4 Kingdoms you will serve. New class gear and an awesome series of trials will test your mettle and see if you have what it takes to call yourself Knight!
MechQuest The Countdown Clock is ticking! The March of the Shadowscythe looms near. Are you prepared? Shop in Soluna City for the returning Valoth's Epic head weapons and check back for the newest arm, and then blast off to Westion's Khaeldron Inn Valor Shop for high-level versions of the Corrupted Drakel Armor series!