Design Notes

AdventureQuest 3D Test Results

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"And the Waterfall ran red with Kool-Aid"

In our latest test of AdventureQuest 3D, our fearless alpha testers logged in to a darker, more sinister world besieged by the evil undead. We released our first quest, and players were very happy to find that your progresson the quest was saved if you logged out. A major upgrade from our previous games. We intentionally made the quest extremely long to test this. Unfortunately, the character giving out the quest could (and was) killed often.

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Players had their armored randomly colored when they entered they logged in. Also, we all got to see our first "scaled" monster, a comically large Giant Skeleton. Everyone was after the Giant Skeleton's head. Originally, it was a 10% drop, and you had to roll to win the item when it dropped. Our new loot system is HIGHLY flexable, so we changed it to be a 20% drop, and when it does drop, everyone who attacked the monster gets the item (AQWorlds style). Players also discovered a volcanic fire cave (a throw back to the DragonFable Alpha Test from 7 years ago) and those who fought through to the end fought the boss to get a Fire Trophy which was worth a single Alpha Point (The hardest and most memorable alpha point ever earned.) The 100 player per room stress test was a disaster resulting in crashed browsers and many locked up computers. We discovered some major memory usage issues thanks to this, and looking forward to seeing if we fix them in the next test.  Over all, this test was a huge success!

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Thank you to everyone who helped!

When I say this test was a huge "success" it is not because it worked flawlessly, but because we discovered so many of the critical bugs, errors, graphical issues and know how to fix them. This is the purpose of the tests. Being an Alpha Tester is not for everyone. People who want to experience a fully functional, working "game" should wait until Beta. But those of you who are strong enough to perservere through these tests to make a game for everyone to play -- you are truly worthy of the title, "AlphaKnight." Thank you again for helping :-)

 
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Now in Development!

We are working on an overwhelming list of things including bug fixes and new features. If you were among the people having graphics issues (white screens, flickering, crashing, not working) then good news -- the test helped us discover what was causing a lot of these problems and we are working on fixing them for the next test. We are also going to make sure you are able to get lots of Alpha Points to catch up once you are able to actually play the game. Here is the big list

  • Chat improvements (including color fix)
  • Camera control improvements
  • New Interface
  • SoundFX & Music
  • Class & Multi-Class development system
  • Elemental Skills
  • The first 4 zones and 2 dungeon instances
  • Customizable hair, faces and idle positions (make your character unique)
  • New Armor and Equip slots (robes, leather, shoulders, etc)
  • New Monsters (Dravir, Spider Lair creatures, and more)
  • Add "falling through the world" fix
  • Interactable World Objects
  • Fix more Mac's running Chrome
  • SHOES! (Maybe)

I am not sure which of the above you will see first, but all of these will be happening pretty rapidly. On a final note -- I really enjoyed hanging out with everyone on the test server the past day. We throw around ideas, laugh, be silly. It is hard to keep up with all of the chat questions (I am pretty outnumbered) so I really appriciate everyone who helped answer questions when you knew the answer. For a lot of people answer the same question over and over and over and over can be pretty frustrating -- so for those of you who also have the stomach for answering with a smile each time, know that it is very appriciated. One day in the future, we will look back and kindly remember this as the "good old days" and boggle at how far the game has come from these hubmle beginnings. Thank you for being a part of this.

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Isis
Isis : This is gonna sound a little odd, but it's the only thing I've found that makes sense. (I'm definitely no tech, but I try to find the cause.) I logged into the AQ3D test and played around a bit. When I logged out to go to AQW I was unable to log in there. My browser got 'stuck' or 'frozen' at the loading for the server screen. I've lodged a bug report, but I'm not sure how it'd happen. I've cleared my cache and all that other fun stuff... My AQW log in fixed itself after I rebooted my pc...
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Ark_Zong
Ark_Zong: lol FIRST and also this post was awesome the oversoul revolution's new look is really cool and the AQ:3d test was awesome, i got on a roof and fought stuff XD
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Solaric
Solaric: Sometimes I found my character spinning to the left uncontrollably but otherwise many major fixes, good job.
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Bladebrawl
Bladebrawl: I am VERY excited for the direction this game. And it looks like you guys have a lot of work to do in a semi small amount of time. But I think I speak for most of us when I say we have the utmost faith in you and your team. Battle On!
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ben14715
ben14715: Artix, Tell me if you want any of the AQ 3D videos for test 4, My user name is ben14715.
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ben14715
ben14715: The Videos come with already recorded Music.
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SoulGuardian131
SoulGuardian131: lol everyone kept killing Leona it was the funniest thing ever XD
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Taini
Taini: I love how shoes is the only maybe there. HA.
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Mindblow
Mindblow: Unfair, all we wanted was alpha shoes :3
Sanjoko
Sanjoko: As usual great game. Reading the post I can't believe testing DF was 7 years ago now, DF has certainly come a long way from Testopia as I know this too will. Also can't believe it too me 5 hours, resulting in me going to bed at 2 am and being exhausted on the way home from work, to figure out that to get the skull I had to click the treasure chest, I kept expecting a box to come up without the roll button. I should have just gotten the skull before Artix reset the Servers to allow everyone to get it. I would recommend keeping the allow you to change your font colour, but remove where it leaks. Also as a bug report but for here, I can see the comment by SoulGuardian131 even though it then says approval pending. Great work again!
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Sanjoko
Sanjoko: I can now no longer see SoulGuardian's comment, so maybe it's just the last comment posted you can see.
velc
velc: Thank you artix for giving us such a wonderful game to test btw will the customization be like thelder scrolls:Skyrim also big fanboy here
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raveolot86
raveolot86: i love testing AQ3D it a lot of fun and can't what for more testing 8'D
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Kurtorath
Kurtorath: Testing AQ3D is so much fun. Can't wait to test more. And thanks for letting us test it.
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Gix_
Gix_: AQ3D is te best game of AE!
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100Rob123
100Rob123: Are you serious Artix? I finished the quest and then the server crashed. -_-'
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100Rob123
100Rob123: Otherwise, game was great. No noticeable glitches or bugs.
LordAlmega
LordAlmega: It was ok but i could not even play to see how it was my guy would ether freeze all together or walk and stop for no reason and then screen would freeze. But looked amazing.
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Woot Diligence
Woot Diligence: I was unable to test after the 1rst day. Also, I'm on dialup, and my comp has a less than perfect processor - so, me and the poor kids wont be able to play this once it's finished. Not if we have to reload the last 1/2 of the info every log on.
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Clergy
Clergy: Can't wait 'til the next test! Though, I wish there was a way to change the font colors just for yourself, unlike the previous tests that showed them for everybody.
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Mindblow
Mindblow: It was really wonderfull, got new freinds and now im pumped to play the next test :)
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Mindblow
Mindblow: Btw you may want to buff the giant skelly, i feel sad for him he died like instantly after he re-spawned :c
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Equinox
Equinox: The test was really fun. Can't wait for the next one.
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Equinox
Equinox: By the way, does anyone know what monster drops the rare BLoD?
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Alpha
Alpha: Artix, Try to add Spell casting Times. So that we know when our Spell is going to hit the person or the monster. And also try to add Addons for the Auction Bar Please.
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Amguil
Amguil: The testing was great, but i ran into a bug that had every playing character looking like black and white Matrix coding.
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Cyber512
Cyber512: Hey artix! i was sooo happy for this test... everything was stable enough to get us in on every server.... only sad because some time later the attack phase was ultra laggy.... but at least this showed that this CAN be the best 3D browser game of AE, and Possibly the Whole World! :D thank you sooo much. i look forward to the next alpha test.
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Hunterbk2
Hunterbk2: Don't add any shoes, that pun you told me was hilarious, "We have no shoes because Nulgath took our Soles!"
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Vekyo
Vekyo: Your heartfelt sentiments suppress my desire to correct your writing. Had you a past life in PR? And testing will always be fun, so long as it's not multiple choice...
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MiniEclipse
MiniEclipse: I tried testing but it was so laggy I couldn't even walk properly, plus it kept freezing.
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Akatala
Akatala: I was proud to be one of the few female participants in this test run. As an artist as well as a gamer, I tend to look at both the quality of the art as well as how well the game engine functions and what sorts of artillery do I get to play with in my arsenal of monster mash. Even though this was was an Alpha, I was still very impressed with what I saw. The tree meshes still need help, but for the most part the graphics were excellent. Second, the functions given to the character were terrific. I absolutely loved how I was forced to strategize where I stood to get the best out of a battle, which is a big part of any fight. The mix of melee, defense, and range skills was perfect. Obviously they'll differ in classes but any fighter knows that having something to throw or shoot in your utility belt is just as essential as melee abilities. As far as the test quest went, I thought that was pretty awesome too but then again I'm a monster masher who loves nothing more than to go on a lovely enemy skull bashing spree that takes the scenic route. >:D Well done on that one too.
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Damian_N.
Damian_N.: OPOPOPOPOP OPPAN AQW STYLE sorry couldn't resist the urge to make a pun punpunpun making punt style
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Damian_N.
Damian_N.: aha
Damian_N.
Damian_N.: I don't remember writing the second part. It's really weird how I don't remeber.
Thyrst
Thyrst: And once again, the test happens exactly when I don't have access to a computer -_-
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jeroniah
jeroniah: I thank you for letting me be a part Artix. This game has so much awesomeness! Please keep developing! i wanna see this!
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Plendamonda
Plendamonda: I enjoy testing AQ3D, the game is going to be great. I am a little dissapointed I was unable to get that one extra alpha point from the Fire Trophy. (I didn't even know about it until this post actually D:)
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Kindoo
Kindoo: It was a great Alpha
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Kindoo
Kindoo: It was a great Alpha Test and we will now wait until the next one!
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Hurricane150
Hurricane150: Awesome even though i didnt play i feel like this game is good seeing the other comments
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velc
velc: so this time around the monsters were regular and the guys were either invisible,wisps, or white and nude and the girls were pink and armor was pink. sooo its a definite improvement thanks so much AE
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MantaAbyssus
MantaAbyssus: Although my FPS seem pretty riling, I think this game's pretty fun. Possibly one of the best games I had ever played, after AdventureQuest RPG itself. :)
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Vietdzung
Vietdzung: Guys I Need help im Stuck at Connecting to Server... And its 100%
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rysox
rysox: I love this game. I cannot wait until the next test and in the future when this game launches and I pay for my membership. BattleON!
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Tiamaat
Tiamaat: This was an awesome test! Glad that most of the bugs could be identified :D The chat and camera control issues were the biggest for me. I can't wait to see what comes next!! I'm especially interested in the class and or better multi-class (I tend towards being a mage, but I do like to swing a big sword or blunt weapon). And music, monsters and customizations? Yay! But could you keep shoes optional? I like to feel the grass between my toes... and no shoe laces :p
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vanspey
vanspey: The text was great. I hardly had any problems. The only things i had were some minor graphics bugs.
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Firetier
Firetier: It were a pleasure to test the newest AE game, mainly for the long date AE fans, wich is not my case, still, I love this company and I hope AQ3D gets great like AQ, DF, MQ, and, of course, AQW got after all this years,and Im really exited for the next AQ3D Alpha test, like everyone must be.
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Loiden
Loiden: When is the next AQ3D test?
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Blain  8
Blain 8: when is the testing gonna begin?????
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Menirz
Menirz: Too bad the server is down... i would've loved to complete the quest - only had the giant skeleton to finish off - but the lag storm late thursday night stopped me from being able to. Such a shame =/ Ah well, still had a great time! Cant wait to try what comes out next.
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cbprophet
cbprophet: ARG!...why am i never notified about when this is going to happen via E-mail?
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cbprophet
cbprophet: I have a very busy schedule with work and school, so i need to plan at least 1 week in advance.
Runixer
Runixer: they ARE notifiyng at least one week in advance, but only here on the website, you will have to check it everyday if you need a week to prepare.
jakemaster1390
jakemaster1390: Oh man. Wish I knew that the quests were savable in the middle. That is going to be a huge help. Don't know how many times I had a failure and lost a lot of progress on long quests in all the other AE games. BTW if I had known I wouldn't have made my brother wait 10 minutes to reset the internet connection to allow his computer to connect.
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Lord_BS
Lord_BS: hey artix, im very suprised how far you guys have come, i remember stumbling on battleon while searching for a game to play. that was a good 10-11 years ago, i was very young and found your game to really great. ive watched as the world unfolded under my feet, i actually remember when you couldnt go past the golden statue with valencia lol. and the introduction of DF MQ and AQW were great for me to see over the years. i am again amazed by all of the work you and your team have done artix and im glad to see and be apart of your 3d version of the game. you guys went from the crudely drawn animations of AQ to AQ3D. im proud of your team and will continue to support you guys in the near future, thanx for a great childhood Artix and team :D also i still consider AQ your best work yet
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Gix_
Gix_: Alpha test very good!
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_fx_
_fx_: although buggy the game is already awesome. better than some finished games out there.
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HydraDragon
HydraDragon: Haven't done a single test yet (been testing and playing soooo many other games) and now I've come back. I really want to test the next test, so I can have a taste of this gameplay. :)
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KJinx101
KJinx101: what about customizable skin?
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KJinx101
KJinx101: And this test was really awesome. Keep it up, team! I loved it. well I guess the servers whent down.
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KJinx101
KJinx101: went not whent
Hurricane150
Hurricane150: The Test was on for 2 days and still on :O
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RubyCrystalRose
RubyCrystalRose: The test was awesome though i wish i managed to find the giant skeleton. Do think it would be possible to get a camera lock because i keep zooming ion accidently.
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wargodspirit
wargodspirit: Yo when I was testing I found a wierd bug when I died... If you /join a room when dead you could move while laying dead on the ground but in a sliding motion... I don't if anyone saw me when I did so due to no reaction of me jumping around people in that glithed way... Aight PEACE :D
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Lelouch2411
Lelouch2411: it is my first time to join alpha test
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Lelouch2411
Lelouch2411: can you please explain why can i log in it keeps saying invalid input(s)
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novarian
novarian: i loved it, it was fun.
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IAP3TUS
IAP3TUS: Testing AQ3D was a real treat! :D One fix to bring up
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IAP3TUS
IAP3TUS: I got stuck in the lava and couldn't respawn since it didn't kill me D: and also, the obvious lag. (I am on an acer using windows 7 and chrome)
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novarian
novarian: When i played i played on a laptop with high speed and it was a bit laggy but overall fun though couldn't see the char. but a gray mask of a man, and pink armor. though when i went to the library and played it ran to perfection. LOVED IT WITH ALL THE POWER OF A THOUSAND SUNS, NOVA.
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rasheek123
rasheek123: how do i login in aq 3d
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kevinrox
kevinrox: someone help mah i cant login
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Caleili Palquin
Caleili Palquin: *Bleep!* I'm away for five days and miss two tests?! Does this mean there's no way to make up those Alpha points, are they lost to me???
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Lelouch2411
Lelouch2411: can i join the alpha test even if i didn't upgrade my other AE game accounts
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Runixer
Runixer: i'm sorry but currently you can not, you must have at least one upgraded game to become an alpha knight.
Caleili Palquin
Caleili Palquin: Well, one test really.
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Locar
Locar: I still can't belive i missed all four of them but im not gonna miss the next one!!!!!
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Loiden
Loiden: On thursday Locar!
kargouel
kargouel: I played it but everytime after a while my laptop suddenly close and when it reopened I got a message saying there was a error.
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JoshLWAVC
JoshLWAVC: Cool!
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Runixer
Runixer: OMG..... SHOES!!!!!!!!!
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Moror
Moror : Lagg, I Cant Login
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RedMasta
RedMasta: It was amazingly fun! I only got a chance to try out the 5th alpha test, but overall everything ran pretty smoothly and well.
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Curious
Curious: An upgrade is membership right?? if you have bought an ac package is that an upgrade?
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blacknight
blacknight: when will the game release?
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