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Dage's Birthday

It is finally time! On Friday, the long awaited and highly anticipated "Dage's Birthday Shop" will open with the most wicked looking items in AdventureQuest Worlds. Ever since Dage joined us as an game artist, he has been continually improving his skills. Not just in drawing, flash but also in painting and creating armor in real life. He has a deep passion for what he does -- and it should not surprise any of you who follow him on  his @DageTheEvil Twitter that he works late through the nights and on the weekends to make sure the art he creates for the game tops the previous thing he created. I do not think the few of you who comment on his sneak peak picture postings have any idea how much it means to him and inspires him. To celebrate his real life birthday a bunch of us from the lab are taking him to play paintball. Dage and Faith made special cosplay armor to battle in! 

The new Town of Battleon: Next Week!

How do you "re-do" something that we are used to seeing for the past 4 years!? Easy. You DO NOT "re-do" it!!! Nope, you "upgrade" it! Make it better, not different is the motto for the huge upgraded town of Battleon coming to AdventureQuest Worlds NEXT week. J6 has been redrawing the town and it looks... AWESOME! We were very careful not to change the very first scene. Well, other than to give it a better view of the larger town now featuring a library, weapon shop, battle collisium, flight roust, player housing, and more. The artwork was only part one, each week, alongside our normal releases, we will be adding new quests, shops , challenges and even reputation/classes to each shop. The beginning of the game will be filled with so much more for both new and older players to do.

HeroMart's new Shirt "No, You Can't Be a Mod!"

I cannot believe we are selling this.... actually, I cannot believe 144 players already bought one in the first hour. You guys either crazy, have a great sense of humor or both. The shirt is available in two colors and ALL sizes at our official store HeroMart.com. (Includes bizzare in game items)

 
 

BONUS SECRETS

AdventureQuest 3D is making good progress. Draven is building our new, new new (I think we rebuilt it three times now) interface. He will be showing it to Yergen and I in about 30 minutes. Because of the extra week, our Xero & Thyton had time to resize and re-texture a bunch of the old helms, shoulders and weapons into the new style. We are going to add as many as possible. I will post some pretty pictures of 3D thingies for you tomorrow :-)

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YamiKakyuu
YamiKakyuu: Thanks for the update! Im definitely getting the shirt.
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JeffTechnoWiz
JeffTechnoWiz: AQ3D: I hope the combat is way better. It not just "looks" better then AQW. But PLAYS better. Hopefully you give a purpose to grinding for new items. If you don't please please make a much more complex Enchantment system. for AQ3D. Also it nice to see that Dages birthday isn't goiing to be a dramafest. Because he isn't been making any odd promises. ^.^ That the best news to see.
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velc
velc: Hooray for dage and no sorry you ca'nt be a mod blurok.So you have time to shove the test to next week but you can't shove to another week.
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velc
velc: I'm sorry AE TEAM
Asterisk
Asterisk: I have nothing but high hopes for the new Battleon. I always wanted their shops to be updated but this is leagues above that. It's gonna look like a real town and not a truck stop. Or maybe carriage stop would be more like it.. Hang on, I don't think we've ever seen anyone with more than a wagon. As for HeroMart.. What can I say? That shirt has a special place in my closet.
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Cryptos2600
Cryptos2600: Happy birthday, Dage! Good to hear that there's going to be new items on Dage's birthday. I have really wanted the HeroMart stuff for a long time now, but don't got 'nuff money to buy anything though :(
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Cryptos2600
Cryptos2600: Why are all the rares in dage's shop sold for AC's!!!!!!!
Cobra_Commander
Cobra_Commander: alright...new battleon,new adventure,new item in heromart too...
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Colossus
Colossus: Happy birthday, Dage! Best wishes on your special day! :) Can we have the exact time of the Stress Test? I'm pretty sure the server will crash quite quickly and I wanna go in. It seems that many things in AE right now are improving and I'm glad that AE is trying to elevate the standard of their games. You guys are great! :)
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Tonemaro
Tonemaro: I'm really looking forward to the new battleon, and I'm hoping to get the shirt as well. There's just one thing. When they were putting spoiler pictures of Battleon on the AQWorlds Design Notes, there was a building with the sign "Forgery". Wouldn't it be a "Smithy"? Why would you want a fake smithy?
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Colossus
Colossus: Rofl. Good one, man. XD
Glenn
Glenn: I ask again has anyone noticed the Beleen's AQW design notes are no longer pink?
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Glenn
Glenn: Yes I am not the real Artix but I found a way to look close to his Avatar :P
Gjappy
Gjappy: Please change your username.
Glenn
Glenn: Happy now Gjappy?
Gjappy
Gjappy: Yes, Thank you! I am always happy btw :)
Tonemaro
Tonemaro: On a completely unrelated topic, you guys said that there will be a "Make ___ Better" for all of the games. I understand if you don't do it all at once, but... when's the next one coming?
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Coypi
Coypi: y
kabimarta1
kabimarta1: Happy B-Day, Dage! I'm really excited to have a look at his new Birthday shop.
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KJinx101
KJinx101: AQ3D rocks! And Dage happy birfdayys
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DeadHeart
DeadHeart: When at server time will they arrive
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Gjappy
Gjappy: When the release is ready.
velc
velc: happy b-day when's your anneversiry for becoming undead
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DeadHeart
DeadHeart: But what time
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DeadHeart
DeadHeart: And sorry Dage for not wishing you a happy Birth Day. Happy Birth Day Dage Wish you a happy life
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Damian_N.
Damian_N.: Don't you mean unlife?
DeadHeart
DeadHeart: and a birth day
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Lyraxiana
Lyraxiana: Happy Birthday Dage! I hope this is the greatest! All us AE fans really appreciate what you've done for all the games. Thanks for being awesome! I hope someone at the AE team conveys my message, I don't have Twitter, sorry!
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Cobra_Commander
Cobra_Commander: Happy Birthday DAGE THE EVIL...i hope your lovely undead legion gonna live hapilly ever after...thx for all your services in AE games...:) user:chronoheart123 in aqwolrds
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Damian_N.
Damian_N.: I think I might be crazy... for adventure. I always fight undead.
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Damian_N.
Damian_N.: Almost forgot HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dage.
Damian_N.
Damian_N.: The new town sounds awesome already!
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Damian_N.
Damian_N.: I hope you guys use the elemental classes idea I gave you a few weeks ago
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Damian_N.
Damian_N.: You're going to have to use the other parts of the map eventually. :(
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Ultimumlord
Ultimumlord: Yo Artix, did you guys crush the bugs or call for pest control? (sorry I posted it here, but every other comments require me to update my name, I don't want to, oh yeah it's one more bug.)
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