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Review of MegaCon 2013

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Cosplay, Wrestling, and Craziness

First... yes, the rumors are true. I faced the evil Chairman Platinum in a "Stink Face" match at the MegaCon 2013 convention last weekend. What is a "Stink Face" match? Trust me... you do not want to know. But I get the feeling that is not going to stop you from watching the video that will be posted here later this week. I regrettably promise to post you a link here on Artix.com as soon as it is live. But until then... it is STORY TIME!

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Artix beckoning Chairman Platinum into the Ring
 
This weekend, we had a cross over event in AdventureQuest Worlds with the stars of the TV show Hulk Hogan's Micro Championship Wrestling. While their wrestlers appeared in our game event, I participated in their LIVE Wrestling Show at the convention. Originally, I was just supposed to show up and say a few words. But during as I was throwing action figures into the crowd and addressing the audience, EbilCorps Chairman Platinum snuck into the ring behind me and broke a briefcase over my head. The result? We decided to end this once and for all. A special match was agreed upon... but instead of facing me himself, Chairman Platinum chose the dark and spooky MCW Wrestler "Blixx" as his champion!!! Realizing I was in an awkward situation, the MCW Wrestler "Meatball" offered to be my Champion. But there was a catch... this was to be a Stinkface match. Whomever's champion lost was to get a "Stinkface" from Meatball. I dare not utter  what this means, but there is a reason why we did not put Meatball's signature special move in the video game. The match took place at 4pm. Needless to say, Chairman Platinum started cheating and we both finally ended up in the ring. If you want to see the outcome... you need to wait for the video. Until then, You should check out the event in game!
 
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Chairman Platinum could not get more BOO's if he lived in a haunted house
 

To the Hospital!

No good match ends without a trip to the Hospital. But this trip was not for any of us. When we heard via Twitter that an AQWorlds player was sick in the Orlando Hospital. So... the ENTIRE MCW Wrestling Crew and I went over to cheer him up :-) The nurses were surprisingly cool about an armored Knight and 13 midget wrestlers storming through their Hospital. The young patient was certainly happy to see us and we all had a blast. I am even more excited to let you know that as of today he has been released from the hospital and is recovering.

Basket Ball On!!!

Meanwhile, warriors wearing the Artix Entertainment Dragon are waging war on a very different type of Battlefield. (Backstory incoming...) A few weeks ago I got word that a highschool basketball team needed help getting funds to enter a tournament. We were honored to help. We created some shirts for them (Yergen designed it) and they sent us a picture back! Thank you guys and do your best!
 
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The next AdventureQuest 3D Alpha Test

We are excited at the feedback from the Alpha Tests and are preparing for the next one. If you collected any of the colored gems, you will get Alpha Points just prior to the next test. While the next test is scheduled to be pretty big, we may do a smaller, simplier test just to see if all the crashing / pink item bugs are finally fixed. Minimal is working on elemental combat and Zhoom is working on the final pieces of character customization -- which includes the new armor, belts and cape shapes that Xero is working on. Please check here every day until we have a data scheduled for the next test.
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Puoi_1
Puoi_1: I want to see the video I can't wait!!!!
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Brasil
Brasil: Nós Jogadores Brasileiros estaremos aguardando o Próximo AQ3D Alpha Teste.
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bull
bull: Translate da parte do Alpha test em: http://aq3dbrasil.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/o-proximo-alpha-test/
Zetralus
Zetralus: I can't wait to see who won :D
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Bladebrawl
Bladebrawl: Haha! Would have loved to been there. Glad you guys had fun. And I hope Meatball didn't stink up anyone's face TOO bad... o_o
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ben14715
ben14715: I collected the 3 gems and my alpha points haven't increase one bit, I'm of course checking it from my AE account, My in-game account name is ben14715.
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Excavator2
Excavator2: He wrote that the points would increase just before the next test... I think you should read a bit more careful. :)
Bladebrawl
Bladebrawl: The Alpha points won't be added until just before the next test. :)
erda_begler
erda_begler: Adam Bohn, You are such a Cool and Gladfull Person :) keep it goin buddy!
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Lyraxiana
Lyraxiana: I feel like I say this way too much, but I seriously love how kind and loving you are to all your fans! I doubt that many game companies would visit a fan like that. I'm so happy to know that they are out from the hospital and I actually think I had a conversation with him in AQ3D. Would it be dorky if I idolize you guys? :3
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ben14715
ben14715: Yes, but In the previous test, He also said that Zhoom would do a query across the entire database and our points would be added then. The fact that a promise changes isn't very comforting and It doesn't put trust when people changes their mind.
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Artix
Artix: Ben, we always do database queries to award points and clear inventories after the test and before the next one. Promises kept.
ben14715
ben14715: OK, Thank you for an Official reply, OK I understand and don't worry I'll be attending the test : )
reaper227543
reaper227543: ive bought soulgems in oversoul acs in aqw and dragoncoins in dragonfable does that mean i can test
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Relaxbleu
Relaxbleu: me also cant wait til the out come artix when there wil be such a event in a europian country so tht europe players also can visit in a few hours should be fun and cant wait til next testing of aq3d and til thn i ll check up everyday as i can and realy nice of u guys to visit tht sick aqw player battle relax on and have a nice day all of u
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velc
velc: oh wow you guys are some of the best people I know it is not dorky to midolize them as I do they are amazing people and nice to everybody
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Rezilia
Rezilia: I was there at your first ever Con party in DragonCon. It was so small a room yet you guys let those of us in that you could. We were so few then... I haven't been able to get to any other of you Con events since but I'm glad that the number of fans attending and supporting you in Cons has increased so much. You all have earned it.
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SouL_Prisoner
SouL_Prisoner: @Artix During the AQ3D Alpha Test 0.2, i got an Alpha Green Jewel,I right clicked on it(in inventory) and it disappeared! I even reported this bug. Will i get my alpha points?? as i got the jewel, but lost it due to the bug!
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stori11
stori11: Yeah, I don't know if you will get the points, I doubt it though. The right click bug was really common though, you'd see someone asking if you get the points for right clicking the jewels like every 2 minutes.
dragonmaker
dragonmaker: i did the same thing its not a bug its a equiop we dont have yet if you do it with another gem you will get that gem back but the other gone and i think ae does like charector screening so yeah
Ark_Zong
Ark_Zong: well when u right clicked an item u equipped it so maybe technically ur character still had it but u couldnt see it
Cybermccloud
Cybermccloud: Artix vs Chairman Platinum?
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Cybermccloud
Cybermccloud: Well, well DUH, i believe Artix would have won!He has the Paladin Class equiped on and Chairman Platinum has no class on. Artix has the advantage with the power of a Paladin, a Warrior, and a Healer. Plus, Artix could summon his Chairman clone xD
Colossus
Colossus: Sweet! Can't wait to see the match video!
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Magyarka
Magyarka: Adam i looked the stinkface up. It looked like hes either going to put his but on the losers face, or hes forming a face with his but???? Okay, i only dared to see pictures, not videos!
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IamFade
IamFade: I can't wait for the video to go up, or the next alpha test. it very exciting to feel like a part of development
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DavidBlastcutter
DavidBlastcutter: agreed! its fun feeling like a special tester and all. especially feeling like we took part in making this game great!
Heroes
Heroes: When I wonder?
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RubyCrystalRose
RubyCrystalRose: Could you please make the next test longer or start at different time? I live on the other side of the world so I haven't been able to go on the other tests because of sleep and such
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Darth Necroktus
Darth Necroktus: You guys are pretty sociable
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Bloody
Bloody: OMG will AQ3D's character customizer be like character creation in Skyrim?!?
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Deathcomes2x
Deathcomes2x: Cant wait to see protest pics, but i really wish i had a video of you yelling no XD that was epic better than darth vader in my opinion
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Aquilonia
Aquilonia: OMG! MegaCon seems fun.
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Defenestrata
Defenestrata: Good job and thank you for brightening that kids day significantly.
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KJinx101
KJinx101: indeed
dragonmaker
dragonmaker: it would be cool to go to dragon con i support ae more than world peace wich we try to make in your games every day but im a bit too young for it and dont know where its held i live in ca soooooo yeah
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velc
velc: I live in CA too and i'm too young to go to the travel time is like 36 hours by the way it is at Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree Street Northeast, Atlanta, 30303, US
Gjappy
Gjappy: I might be coming to DragonCon too!
DavidBlastcutter
DavidBlastcutter: aww that hospital story is cute! you guys are sweet!
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velc
velc: Wait OMGBBQ shoud'nt chairman be EEEbil no evil
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Hurricane150
Hurricane150: I didn't know that Artix looked like that. I don't know if his armor is real or just plastic?
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KJinx101
KJinx101: It's like foam mat stuff.http://www.artix.com/designNotes/post/2984/crafting-paladin-armor
Alpha
Alpha: When are you doing the smaller, simpler test?
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Withered
Withered: Hey Artix! I haven't commented in a while... busy with school work. But I wanted to know... would u like it if I made an Artix character in Minecraft and shared the screenshot here?
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KJinx101
KJinx101: That'd be cool. I wanna see that.
Withered
Withered: Ok i will try to make him.
icefang5
icefang5: Yeah that would probably look real cool
Kashirdress
Kashirdress: That's so sweet now you hangout with some of the Vocaloids or just planning something for Chairman Platinum
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Tremor
Tremor: so thats why i cant log in hahaha
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Legendium
Legendium: Yay! Elemental combat! Thank you AE!
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XeroXshadowZ
XeroXshadowZ: so what does he mean by 'elemental combat'? elemental monster?
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Legendium
Legendium: Try playing DF. It means certain weapons have certain elements, which gives bonusses when fighting certain monsters. For instance, a fire sword will be very effective against a snow monster, but an ice sword will actually heal it.
GM_Zerker
GM_Zerker: Hello Guys GM_Zerker here Nice Job on the Game AE This Game is One The Best alpha testing i ever seen The Team Work and the passion Players have to play this awsome Game The combat Amazing and just start of the Alpha Pvp spectacular and nice Art and Graphics on Town and the Monsters, Good Luck AE Team Looking Forward more Updates i gives this -Rate= 4/5 【★】【★】【★】【★】 - Game Master_Zerker@
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Legendium
Legendium: Wow, have you ever even heard of punctuation marks like this: . ?
Bloodserker
Bloodserker: Nice Job Artix,Staff, and Dev Very nice game graphics for the first time and lag ok very good u guys made a big step were all looking forward to more updates and i be in every test to report bugs play and support Good luck Artix staff and Dev.
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GM_Zerker
GM_Zerker: nice job once again :D
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velc
velc: where can I get the code for the event in aqw
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Damian_N.
Damian_N.: Look at the signs. XD
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velc
velc: what signs you talkin bout metaphorichly or ohysicl i tried all signs and did'nt see any thing
velc
velc: THE VIDEO IS UP OMGBBQ OMGBBQ OMGBBQ OMGBBQ OMGBBQ OMGBBQ OMGBBQ OMGBBQ
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SouL_Prisoner
SouL_Prisoner: I don't seem to find the video everyone's talking about ??
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Niroquill
Niroquill: Where be the video?
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velc
velc: When you first end up on the home page you should see a youtube thing click it and you will go to AE's Youtbe channel then goto videos and it should be on the top
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novarian
novarian: when is the next time the servers online, or specifically when is the next testing time?
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NovaDraconis
NovaDraconis: At the top-most pic: Why does Artix get to hang out with all the cute cosplay girls at con? /me is jelly... At the video: OH GOD, THE STINKFACE!!! MY EYES, THEY BUUUUURRRRN!!!! DX Even Chairman Platypus doesn't deserve such a HORRIFYING punishment!!! xP
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