Design Notes

Undead in AdventureQuest 3D

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Evil Dead skeleton

"I gotta bone to pick with you"

Here is a sneak peak of the new-style undead in our upcoming game, AdventureQuest 3D. If you have been following the posts about the game, you can see this new skeleton is drastically thicker and more stylized than the old one. In fact, it looks a lot more like the skeletons from DragonFable. Except for the head... which is hands down my most favorite evil loooking skeleton head of all time (for reasons described in the image.) Meanwhile, Korin has been working on the new character animations. I will take some video and post it here for you as soon as possible.

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Zali Blackclaw
Zali Blackclaw: It is looking EPIC! can't wait for the game.
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Taini
Taini: Looking good. :D
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Eonaleth
Eonaleth: Looking great friend. Should definitely expend on this and have the spirits we had on DF in the old inn. That would rock.
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KJinx101
KJinx101: Omg I'm crying, cuz I'm so happy. And I fugured out why all 3d things seem to look better on a tablet: the phosphors are a lot smaller than a computer monitors. I wish computer monitors had phosphors that small. And I am all happy with the aq3d stuff. And eonaleth, agreed
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iampancake
iampancake: Can you guys hurry up with the AQ3D beta? I want to play... i've only waited ainxiously for about a year now. I payed good money to get to play this game, but when the alpha came i logged in, but because of lag never got to actaully play, because it wouldn't take me to the game. And because i was simply "lagged out" i then had to wait 8 entire months (untill now) but don't want to wait much longer. So please hurry up with this stuff. thank you
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Artix
Artix: I am with you :-) Promise, we are going as fast as our little team can code and animate!
Lothalis
Lothalis: I love the look of the undead; the thicker frames really make them look more substantial while I agree the sinister skulls almost look like they are giving you expressions despite just the lack of...well faces. I hope there are lots of different types (different armors ect) like this in the game to add a flavor to the enemies (and so Artix will stop hunting witches and not look for me +10 distraction points!)
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Menirz
Menirz: Looks menacing, like something that could put up a serious fight! And the head... i have to agree with Artix on this one, IT IS AWESOME! But im gonna have to echo Lothalis here and say that while its a great skull, it cant end up being the ONLY skull. Mob diversity is something that usually annoys me in games... cause they never bother to justify why they all look the same...
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Artix
Artix: It is a tough balance of file size vs customizability. Our decision to build a browser based game lets us do some awesome things... but given that one monster file will be bigger than AQWorlds entire game client, means we will have to be careful exactly how much content we add.
Markedchaos
Markedchaos: Now that is an undead minion that shouldn't be messed with! That is extremely amazing! I highly think this is really amazing, they really look like they can pack a punch. Looking really forward for AQ3D.
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reallysillydude
reallysillydude: Um... wouldn't it be more evil if it was pink?
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Ark_Zong
Ark_Zong: That looks SOOOOO epic, plus the skull looks AWESOME, keep up the work with AQ3D: Legend of Lore and it might win an award or something! (too soon?)
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Allsaint
Allsaint: nice, looking forward to killing it!
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Glenn
Glenn: *gives Artix his axe* I figured you would need this
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Artix
Artix: *Salutes* Thank you sir!
Atherionus1337
Atherionus1337: If the game is going to look like this...its going to become the best looking MMO browser game of all time !!!
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Scorpion
Scorpion: you guys are REALLY cool
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Golden_Knight
Golden_Knight: when can alpha resume? and do we have to b aqw members to be able to continue being alpha testers?
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DavidBlastcutter
DavidBlastcutter: i believe you have to either be an aqw member or have paid for one of their other games. hope this helps!
LordOfLag
LordOfLag: Sweet! Much thicker. The other one was, well, boney (LoL)
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Colossus
Colossus: I like the head as well. However, why are the bones so thick? I'm pretty sure skeletons don't look like that. Maybe for a boss fight, you could pull this off but your average human skeleton is much more...clattery and unstable. That's the classic skeleton and I don't think it's gone wrong yet. Still, love the shading. Good luck with those animations! :D
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Artix
Artix: I think the difference is... if you see all those regular looking skeletons from normal 3D games you will be like, "Oh it is a skeleton." But if you see ours you will be like... "OH! It is an AdventureQuest 3D Skeleton." Making dangerous moves to be original!
Colossus
Colossus: I suppose... Anyway, I'm looking forward to it and if it's good enough for you to slay, it's good enough for me!
Glenn
Glenn: *brings holy wassabi pie and anti-pink spray* This, Artix, is something I am sure you will need even more. And by the way when do the servers of this new realm come back online?
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grayfoxrunning
grayfoxrunning: Very good job on this skeleton people. One thing I like is that when I see this guy(gal), I know that I am up against a very strong monster. Go team go.
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IcyViesty
IcyViesty: Not looking forward to AQ3D too much.
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Lyraxiana
Lyraxiana: Why is that?
DavidBlastcutter
DavidBlastcutter: aww :( i think its gonna be great!
Shadowknight
Shadowknight: You should be excited it's AE's first 3D game ever!
Lyraxiana
Lyraxiana: Calling all Paladins! The Undead have invaded the Artix Entertainment website! *grabs staff*
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Dracomon
Dracomon: I wonder if it will look different if I crack its skull open with my sword or my axe...ah I'll try them both out.
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protronicus
protronicus: HUUUUURRRRRR......... *drools* say, has anyone seen my holy water-gun?
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oreo876
oreo876: Yay skellys (or is it skellies plural?) i just hope there is a beserker class to hammer on these guys with *wink wink nudge nudge*
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KJinx101
KJinx101: That remonds me of the Edgar from the Artix and the undead short Movie thingy based on DF and AQclassic
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ethandf7
ethandf7: A *dinnerbone*? Heh. In all seriousness, this model looks pretty cool, and it looks like if there were to be a skeleton boss... well... Battle On!
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Glenn
Glenn: If skeletons were built as bosses then how come I de-animated 700 in one go?
dragonmaker
dragonmaker: huh a mace will have no effect well time for the staff here artix make this blinding light *gives staff * and you can have this *gives mace*
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ethandf7
ethandf7: Pants, ma'lord?
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Blizzard
Blizzard: It actually looks like I can poke it and not have its head fall off! Amazing. :D
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Kvasir
Kvasir: Just reading the comments and having a quick glance over at aq3d, is the game no longer in alpha? If so, how many times was the server up during alpha? and for how long? If i recall correctly (and i may be wrong here) the aqw was in beta it was pretty much fully functional when i played it, apart from chat. (i wasted hours running across the screen and resting simultaneously so it looked like a power slide...best. beta. ever.)
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Gjappy
Gjappy: As for I know AQ3D will continue it's Alpha stage when it gets online again. If I'm wrong I'm sure Artix will correct me.
Nivlac Hood
Nivlac Hood: BOOM AQ3D suggestion time(yes, on a skeleton post)
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Nivlac Hood
Nivlac Hood: -you should have a secent character custonization as in face and structure as well
Nivlac Hood
Nivlac Hood: mounts definatly mounts
Gjappy
Gjappy: what about flying too?
DavidBlastcutter
DavidBlastcutter: I personally think its a great size and looks just plain evil and totally fitting for an AE game! I just bought warpguardian(i have a new obsession with WF but was dissapointed to hear that updates will stop right after i bought it) and have just started playing AQ again after about 3 years and was wondering when the servers will be online for AQ3D. I went to the website and was dissapointed to find everything offline :(
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DavidBlastcutter
DavidBlastcutter: AQW* not AQ
dragonmaker
dragonmaker: he meant the original aq that wf was based off of
DavidBlastcutter
DavidBlastcutter: haha naw dragonmaker that was my post i was just correcting myself haha:P i love wf but i wasnt a big fan of original aq
SamX
SamX: put a bit flesh so that it seem like a zombie+undead
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holyknighthero
holyknighthero: Hi. This is my first time posting something in Artix.com although i had been visting this website a lot of times particularly during release time. Anyway, is AQ3D really fun to play?
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Demetryes
Demetryes: so if im a member on AQW i can play this right ? or try it out rather
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Bloody
Bloody: Could u make a skyrim-ish character creation process, pretty please?
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DavidBlastcutter
DavidBlastcutter: this would definately be nice. the intricate character customization is epic
shamar
shamar: that is one scary head
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madchad
madchad: this game is the best
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MaskedSword
MaskedSword: Looks like the skeletons for Darksiders 2
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dragonmaker
dragonmaker: yes it does
Ultraboomb
Ultraboomb: i can't login...
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DavidBlastcutter
DavidBlastcutter: this could be because the servers are offline currently. I hope they are up soon! (hope this helps)
Damian_N.
Damian_N.: I like to fight undead skeletons. :)
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Togklim
Togklim: + i see this and think oh its skeleton
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Togklim
Togklim: i can't login i use my artix acount and it says invalid inputs
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ichigo
ichigo: when will the sever be back up
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Chibi_Metal
Chibi_Metal: Its on Beta Test ?
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Dragonlord
Dragonlord: really cool skeleton i just have one silly quention that doesn't have anithing to do with this post: are there gonna be dragons?
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christoria the champion
christoria the champion: well its not an AE game without dragons is it. Even oversoul had a dragon char fairly early on
Memory
Memory: They almost look metallic.
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Shadowknight
Shadowknight: Of course the skeletons look metallic this is a game!
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sodatruck
sodatruck: I know this post is fairly old by now, but I needed to tell people this about AQ3D. I found this under the game. The beginning is normal but then you can tell AE put a spin on it. It says "All rights reserved. All wrongs revengenated."
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DavidBlastcutter
DavidBlastcutter: you can take that however you want but i think they were just being funny like they usually are! :D
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