Design Notes

AdventureQuest 3D Update

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Multiplayer Combat... now with 100% more Combat!

In the great words of Crushcrush the slightly more odorous than usual Trollok, "We dun makey da server exploady good!" This is a pretty amazing feet for the record. Being more ordorous and smelly than normal Trolloks that is. They smell worse than a garbage juice, corpse socks & vegamite cassorole. In other news, basic combat is mostly working... other than the game server crashing every 5 minutes thing, the graphics and animation is looking pretty good! This is very simliar to the Oversoul stress tests where we just keep finding things that break, fix them, and try again endlessly until the game finally works. Our test area includes a small town and a cave full or purply glowly evil rock looking stuff. We do not know what is at the end of the cave because it is overflowing with monsters and there is no HEAL or REST in the game yet. Game of Bones - "You win... or you DIE (and respawn way back at the start)" Playing with no heals or rest is quite challenging. Especially since the monsters are currently set in a challenging way that, if you play perfectly, doing every single skill at the max best you can do, they still effortlessly kill you and dance on what remains of your crushed character.

Legend of Lore Rocky Fight
(Actual in browser screenshot)

The default weapon is a 3d version of the default sword from DragonFable. Our writers worked endlessly through the night to appropriately name the item "Dragonfable Sword." Other weapons currently dropping from the Trollow, Skeleton, & Stone Monster include the King's Blade (looks like King Alteon's Sword), the Widow's Vemoncarver (I took the King's blade, tinted it green, and photoshopped a spider on it -- seriously), the Skullsword of Skelerizing, and yes.. OH YES... the Blinding Light of Destiny. Which is currently a ultra-teeny-tiny% drop off of the hardest of the monsters. Every single person in the game got it before I did. O_o.

AQ3D Early Swords

Renactment

Artix: Ok... is this bugged? I have NEVER seen an item drop from this monster!
Zhoom: How many times have you killed it?
Artix: At least 150 times now!
Zhoom: Hmmm, you just need to keep trying.
*A new tester has joined the server*
Tester: Hi guys! Oooh cool, a monster, can I help?
Artix: Sure!
*Kills monster, treasure chest drops Blinding Light of Destiny!*
*Artix cannot roll, he just died*
*Tester rolls a 99... wins Blinding Light of Destiny*
Artix:...
Zhoom: See, I told you items drops are working!

Stress Test! "Tenatively" Scheduled for next Wednesday

The servers are not online now, BUT!!!!! We are hoping to bring the server up for you guys for a little bit on Wednesday... and see what happens when we get a ton of people online. We are, however, having problems with older computers getting 3-4 frames per second. This is because our maps are not yet optimized. I am very concerned that a lot of players (even after taking the AlphaKnight Oath) are expecting this to be a playable game for this upcoming test -- which it is not. In fact, we should drop the official status of the game back to "Alpha" to help clarify this with a heavy emphasis on this is a network stability test, not a graphics, animation, nor any other type of Gameplay test. Maybe we can get Beleen to make a video that you watch prior to the tests explaining what we are testing?

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Want to see a video?

I made a video of my screen with my iPhone and posted it on my Facebook page. If you want to watch it... you have to hit like and share. Deal? (Shameless Facebook plugging bribery!) Like, Share & Watch the video on Bookfaceheadthingysite!

 

BONUS!!! LOOKY WHO IS ON TV TONIGHT

Awesome, you clicked on the link to read the full post. You deserve a special reward for your awesomeness! Tune into TruTV and watch "Guiness Book of World Records Gone Wild" -- there is a guy who will be pogo-ing on a shovel chopping potatoes. He has been in the previews for the show all week... we think that after we defeated EbilCorp, the Board of Directors canned the Chairman and he assumed the identity of this other guy. Needless to say... all of us here at the lab will be watching tonight.

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Potato on!

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JeffTechnoWiz
JeffTechnoWiz: My big worry so far with your video of AQ3D. It just seems to scream AQW. But 3D. In my books from what I dislike about AQW. That not good. So I hope we really really have to plan out what skills/items we have to use. Let alone the idea of it just more then Pick a monster. Hack and slash. I just hope the combat is really something amazing. When AQ3D is really ready for the public eyes
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Artix
Artix: AQWorld's combat system was surprisingly deep and complex. Only a tiny fraction of it's power was ever realized in game. Under the hood, it had been designed to be capable of doing anything that major target-based MMO's can do. That being said, AdventureQuest 3D has a much more powerful combat system which should make it competitive with the other modern games of its kind -- except of course, AQ3D runs in a browser. We are panning on having an elemental combat system, with combos, class synergies (classes with synergistic skills can work together to do better) and of course raid size boss fights with clever monster AI. This is why I get scared about making these posts and sharing the development -- what I posted was literally the most simple thing in combat functioning.
JeffTechnoWiz
JeffTechnoWiz: Yes this is creepy. But I really want to fanboy out right now. And buy that hype sir! a BARREL OF IT TO GO! Please make it happen
JeffTechnoWiz
JeffTechnoWiz: Also Artix. You need to post the "Make AQW better" DN on the right side of Artix.com I am sure I bugged ya on twitter about it. So why not here? XD Yes breaking a rule. But for GREAT JUSTICE!
Artix
Artix: I posted it, it is just on the right at the bottom -- I will make it more prominent when I get to catch my breath. So much going on!
Gjappy
Gjappy: I missed that I think.
Fuzzyink
Fuzzyink: Watched and liked the FB video (Mission status: completed ^^). Camera angle looks better than it was on the stress test.
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Artix
Artix: We tightened the camera angel to 35mm (I think the last test was like a 20mm lens) and we have been improving the colors with each pass.
Zoro
Zoro: Artix, this is amazing. My membership expires on march 3 and I don't want to renew it cuz i'm savin up my money for aq3d. any set date for its release?
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Artix
Artix: I recommend renewing with at least a 3-month AQWorlds Membership. AQ3D will not be ready by then, and you will need the Membership to access some parts of testing.
Zoro
Zoro: Alright, I suppose I could spend another 30-40 bucks for alpha testing. My question is: am i already an alpha knight? cuz I participated in ALL of the tests so far
Artix
Artix: Yes, if you participated in any test prior to this, or the ones coming up, you are an AlphaKnight
GeneralNoble
GeneralNoble: My membership in aqworlds has just expired. Can i join the Alpha testing?
Rune_knight80
Rune_knight80: this looks awesome I hope the class system will be like aq and maybe have some sort of master craft sets
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tery818
tery818: Hi, just wanted to ask will i be able to participate in any more tests? My membership for AQW has expired. And the game is looking really really good!
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Artix
Artix: Anyone who has ever upgraded or bought anything in any of our games are invited to help test. Some parts of the testing will be limited to players with active AdventureQuest Worlds Memberships though -- mostly for limited space reasons.
tery818
tery818: Ok thanks, I can't wait to help test out even if it won't be all the tests looking forward to playing!
YamiKakyuu
YamiKakyuu: Graphics look awesome and looking forward to breaking the server. Im sorry but I find it hilarious that you couldnt get your own weapon XD.
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Blizzard
Blizzard: I loved the video you posted, but when I saw it my fears were proven. It isn't active combat like I expected since it is supposed to be such a different style of play than the other AE games. I remember playing in the chat test, and I didn't like the style of movement, because it was too slow to turn, thus, not very active when it comes to combat. With the video I saw that to turn the screen, you dragged it(probably using the center scroll button), which is a bit better. But... Why not use WASD for moving in all four directions and simply moving the mouse to turn the screen (W=Forward, S=Backward, A=Left Strafe, and D=Right Strafe). With this method, the mouse clicks could be the main form of combat and the numbers(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.) could be used for skills. I understand it isn't a way that you've made any games before it and every game except Pony Vs. Pony is build with skills that you click, but this game you're making is ground-breaking for you guys! I'll trust that what ever y'all choose to go with will be great because I love y'all and all the games you make, but I just wanted to have my input here because it's something that alot of people will be looking for: active, challenging combat.
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Artix
Artix: AdventureQuest 3D uses WASD, Mouse and 0-9 for movement and combat. I was holding the camera in my left hand which is why it looked like it did not play the way you expected. I will get video a different way in the future.
Artix
Artix: Also: W, up arrow or Holding both mouse buttons down moves your forward. Mouse wheel zooms you in & out. Left click is for targeting or interacting. Right click holds your character in place so you can pan around. It is very similar to other Major MMOs in this way.
Blizzard
Blizzard: Oh! I guess I'll have to see how this plays in the stress test coming up. I've been so excited for this for so long that I don't care if it isn't what I expect! It will be awesome because y'all made it!
Bloody
Bloody: And that'd be great if my laptop wasn't out of commision!
Neilandio
Neilandio: AQ3D is looking pretty good :). Not very realistic, but I'm glad, realistic games usually don't catch my eye.
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xDarkShadow13
xDarkShadow13: This game just look insane cool ._. i swear imma be founder + beta of this game O.O
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SirTurtlelot
SirTurtlelot: Having been a Guardian since 06, I can easily say that this project is your most exciting by far. I'm really looking forward to playing the game when it's finished, or maybe even help test if I'm able to. Best of luck.
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Golden_Knight
Golden_Knight: hey ARTIX can there be a option to play the game with a controller? like plug 'n play controllers for pc/mac? or would that be too much on the server and such?
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KJinx101
KJinx101: Looks good. I can't wait till Wednesday. Makes kinda glad I didn't make the track team (because of my flipping knee) now. I will be running somewhere haha. I love the graphics and concept and...... Now I gotta play now.
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Allsaint
Allsaint: Can't wait to start killing them....
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baculi
baculi: i have a question about the fighting since i saw the vid u posted will the attacks be controled by button comands too and if yes can we move during the fight i mean something like hit and run
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baculi
baculi: and i forgot range weapons can be used by all or only rangers
Colossus
Colossus: Oh my gosh, I was so scared when you were talking about the game like it was running. I was, like, OHMYGOSHWHYISTHEGAMEONLINEANDWHYAMINOTINIT!? Anyway, love the progress on the game. It's really progressing now but I'm already thinking about how quickly the game will crash if and when we go online. XD Anyway, you guys are really doing great work and the game is shaping up to look great. What is the link to the video Of the Chairman on truTV? I need to see it. Really. Badly.
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baculi
baculi: and i forgot something range weapons will have ammo limit
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baculi
baculi: hope war mode to be easy
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JeffTechnoWiz
JeffTechnoWiz: This makes me wonder. Will getting new items from weapons to helmets. Have a realy purpose now? Instead of just getting it because it better art? That what always annoy me in AQW. Why bother with faction ranks 1 to 9. When I clearly know it only going to be art? Will there be weapons that will be different in terms of how they function? Will I have a purpose to replace my level 10 sword with a level 30 one? And not by art alone?
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Derpyfire
Derpyfire: No offence but...
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Derpyfire
Derpyfire: 'Bravely bold Sir Artix fled from the Rocky. He was not afraid to die, oh brave brave Sir Artix! He was not at all afraid to be smashed in nasty ways, brave, brave, brave, brave Sir Artix!'
raveolot86
raveolot86: i can't wait for the 27 th to play
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Cryptos2600
Cryptos2600: Based on the graphics, I have a question. Will this be a browser game like most Artix Entertainment games? Please anybody respond. BTW Great job Artix and staff :D I love you guys!
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dragonmaker
dragonmaker: yes it will be browser based they posted that a while ago
Cryptos2600
Cryptos2600: Thanks a lot, Dragonmaker! Well, if it really is a browser game then it will blow the socks of ordinary browser games
Vekyo
Vekyo: "they still effortlessly kill you and dance on what remains of your crushed character"
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Vekyo
Vekyo: Right, so enter sends your comment. Good to know. Anyway: I'd love it if, after a raid wipe, the party returns to find the skeletal hordes dancing lamely around their corpses. Good incentive to not die
Kvasir
Kvasir: First i would like to apologize, because you've probably heard this a million before and are sick of it. My parents, not really being into subscriptions, would never very buy me things like aqw membership. Now, having grown up somewhat and having money of my own to contribute, i don't really play aqw often enough to justify the investment. AQ3D really excites me, but forking out for an aqw upgrade, which i'm unlikely to use, does not. Could there be a way to contribute to AQ3D directly? i just don't like the idea of buying something i wont use. (apologies for complaining) Also do you mind posting the facebook video in the next post, i don't have facebook :(
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Gjappy
Gjappy: Contributing directly is not possible yet, because the game is still in development.
dragonmaker
dragonmaker: hey artix we loyal players should get (like in oversoul) some special gear and we should also get some stuff from each game weve ever bought anything in (bth im a huge fan and i have upgrade in all games exept i never buy anything in epicduel,os, and youll be thankful for this one poienies vs poines)
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dragonmaker
dragonmaker: sorry for the bth i have no idea why i did that its btw
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GeneralNoble
GeneralNoble: Yes can't wait until the game is released. Does the items have effects such as poison for example.
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dooooooom lord
dooooooom lord: How did a new tester join in when testing hasn't started yet?
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Jayk
Jayk: So will AlphaKnights have the chance to get BLoD as a random Drop? Also is this test going to be Flash AND Unity? I hope so because my Flash works but my Unity is Broken
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jonach
jonach: nice
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Lyraxiana
Lyraxiana: Oh my god! My sister and I (huge Artix Entertainment fans) were watching this the night it was first shown. We were both floored at the question "IS THAT THE CHAIRMAN?!"
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christoria the champion
christoria the champion: you guys should have master craft sets like in the original aq, that would be cool
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christoria the champion
christoria the champion: wait, features only for aqw mems, I was a founder and upgraded df, mq, and aq
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Fallen
Fallen: I WANT SEPULCHURE IN THE GAME!!!!!!!!1!!!!!1
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iampancake
iampancake: why did you say that word at the end of the iphone video?
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Ash_Firebade
Ash_Firebade: YEAH!Finnally some really good news.
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X11105
X11105: Hello I am a Grade 6 student from the Phillipines. I only have one wish that Testing will be still on until friday. Because we will have our test on Wed Thur And Fri for our 4th grading period. I hope you read this message. (This message is for Artix and Other Developer and Moderators.) Thanks if you understand me.
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Cobra_Commander
Cobra_Commander: i like the design of the blinding light axe....its really cool..even the gears
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SamX
SamX: is that The Sword of Hope I'm seeing? That's definitely the sword of hope I'm seeing. Btw, I wonder when the alpha is open again, would anyone make a bugged sword deliberately? so instead of it shaping like a sword, it shaped like a slimy flame or sumtin'
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cavaleiro
cavaleiro: Lança logo esse jogo
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Bloodserker
Bloodserker: this game so good and awsome looking for to the game AE Good Luck on the Game i be with u guys to very end of this game XD.
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