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... what a week.

As you read this, Minimal is on a plane, flying down to work with Zhoom and I on the most challenging parts of our upcoming 3D game. Last week we did a motion capture test, and I am waiting for Xero & Korin to finish processing the files so I can post the video with Beleen in it for you. Sadly, the footage of Thyton and I did not work (we move too fast!) Please join me tomorrow for behind the scenes news about AdventureQuest3D. But before then...

KhaoticKon Convention

Thank you to the awesome players who came to see us at the KhaoticKon convention. It was a small and brand new convention... combine that with the lack of sleep due to the super unlucky  AQWorlds hardware failures that kept us up will 4:30am (FIXED) and... well, that is the only excuse I have for this. (This video has already leaked out... so it is best you hear it from me first.)

EbilCorp gets shunned....

Chairman Platinum, the evil leader of EbilCorp also attended the convention with his ninja minions. Half way through his panel, the crowd of angry attendees started throwing things at him, and marched him out of the convention while carrying an assortment of anti-EbilCorp signs! It was pretty awesome :-)

EbilCorp Shunned

Video premiere of the Artix & Sepulchure figures next week.

Fans of AQWorlds will be excited that DoomWood: Part 2: Whispers of the Darkness Lord will be starting in just two weeks! To kick off the storyline, we will be releasing a stop motion battle video of the upcoming Sepulchure and Artix action figures which was created by our new friend from overseas. He took the figures apart, added a bunch of extra joints, and... well.. he sort of "robot chicken-ized" it.

QUESTION: Which weapon is more powerful.... the Necrotic Blade of Doom  or the Blinding Light of Destiny?

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attenbrough1
attenbrough1: BLoD of course even though its wielded by master of darknes (artix^^)
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Baron Dante
Baron Dante: It's hardly even a comparison between NBoD and BLoD, at least if we go by DF canon. NBoD just looks at that silly cheese-colored axe and wins.
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YamiKakyuu
YamiKakyuu: Love the signs.
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Ratralsis
Ratralsis: I can't say I know for sure which is stronger, since I don't think they've ever actually clashed, but I believe that Good can always win over Evil. So even if the Blinding Light of Destiny isn't actually stronger, it would still win if used by a Good hero with a strong enough dedication!
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haseo26
haseo26: Blinding Light of Destiny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Centher
Centher: What happend to me 5 mins ago: Centher: Oooo Artix posted a vid!!! *10 seconds later after a bit of loading*
Centher: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

I am now scared for life O.O
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PyroPuppy
PyroPuppy: Well Artix, since talking items are clearly more powerful than the items which don't talk, we can easily see that the Necrotic Blade of Doom is stronger than the Blinding Light of Destiny. Yet, don't forget that the Blending Light of Destiny beats both of them. Milkshakes AND fighting? You can't top that one.
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.Joerte
.Joerte: Anybody who has played dragonfable knows that its the necrotic blade of doom by far.Without it Sepulchure would become beatable in dragonfable
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huge0002
huge0002: SRoD of course
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Yamitatsu
Yamitatsu: The Blinding Light Of Destiny!
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Caanvost
Caanvost: I'd go with the necrotic blade of doom, since it was able to order good ol' seppy around in DF.
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fatkiller1000
fatkiller1000: the blining light of destiny for sure i mean come on artix you said it yourself light can destroy darkness and we proved that in the second aqw birthday when we freed you from the darkness the blade of doom you dropped was really cool though
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zuvizu
zuvizu: Which weapon is more powerful.... the Necrotic Blade of Doom or the Blinding Light of Destiny?

In Rpg's doom and destiny clash all the time doom only power over destiny is fear so it depends on the wielder of the weapon and if he has the courage to overcome the fear of doom i am very experienced with these things
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_negachin_
_negachin_: that movie : O_O / o.0
that anti-EbilCorp : XD
that Artix & Sepulchure Action FIgures : :DDDDD I WANNNNNAAAAAA !! :D
that question : Blinding Light of Destiny of course!! :))
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TylerT12
TylerT12: Probaly the necrotic DoomBlade... Because the blinding light of destiny is just a AXE with spirit Power... But We Believe in ARTIX!!!! /cheer
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1 war
1 war: Blade of Doom
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redpanda2016
redpanda2016: Wow hard to say.... I'm rooting for the NBD through. It has such a good sense of humor :D
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Zereldo
Zereldo: I'd say the necrotic blade of doom by a long shot, when you weapon starts to control you it may just be too powerful.

Yes Artix your weapon may not be so powerful, but your still in control :D
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rob360
rob360: awesome dance =D
-Necrotic blade of doooommmmm!!!
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director123billy
director123billy: THE BLINDING LIGHT OF DESTINY!
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director123billy
director123billy: Blinding light of destiny!
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pkmnmastah
pkmnmastah: The Necrotic Blade of Doom is more powerful, The Blinding Light of Destiny is in a million pieces.
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redpanda2016
redpanda2016: Speaking of Sepulchure, when will he reappear in Dragonfable? We haven't seen a wink of him for almost a year. Will he show up anymore? If he didn't it would be too bad cause he is a really promising villain if you know what I mean.
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The Fall Guy
The Fall Guy: Question: They are equally strong IMO.
But NBoD is pure darkness (I think?) while BLoD is filled with souls from dead undead O_o
Nah, it's like smacking 2 diamonds to eatch other.
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Tuskasami
Tuskasami: The necrotic Blade of doom is stronger :u
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Fireway
Fireway: Blinding light of destiny is used correctly (used by Artix)
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powerdragonae
powerdragonae: I say Blinding light of Destiny because Artix is the Champion of Darkness and underneathe that axe is the true weapon of darkness.
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lord wexoz
lord wexoz: Are Artix going to choose new moderators to aqworlds and aq3d???
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Prophet Dragon
Prophet Dragon: The Blinding Light of Destiny of course :D!
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lord wexoz
lord wexoz: My biggest dream is to become a moderator and I am over 18 and everything so I have reached the requiments.o
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Athysin
Athysin: Hmm, how about the Necrotic Blade of Destiny :D
No? Fine, the Blinding Light of Destiny. Why? Because it's shiny :3
Shininess = POWER

A stop motion video, do want :D
And I've got to say, that caramelldansen video really made my day XD

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Plendamonda
Plendamonda: I can't wait for the action figures, I am going to try and get a special black version of Sepulchure. I think the Necrotic Blade of Doom is much more powerful.
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IAP3TUS
IAP3TUS: To answer your question Sir Artix:
Simple math :D they both cancel each other out

But really, Blinding Light of Destiny. If King Alteon's Blade was able to effectively hold it off in the opening cutscene with good vs. evil in AQWorlds, then Blinding Light of Destiny is way more powerful than Sepulchure's blade.
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ttcapt
ttcapt: Wow good post and of course the Blinding Light of Destiny is more powerful it will make you go blind!!!
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Kodix 101
Kodix 101: I think that the blackmail footage from Khaotic Kon was very funny and the protest against EbilCorp was awesome. I like watching Robot Chicken so the stop motion battle between you and Sepulchure should action-packed and COOL! And I think the Necrotic Blade of Doom is more powerful. I'm sorry but I like to choose the evil option in games when they give me the choice, Artix.
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Kinzvlle
Kinzvlle : The Necrotic Blade of Doom! If only because the Blinding Light of Destiny`s power source can be converted or removed!
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xana22
xana22: necrotic blade of doom is more powerful cause it hasn't broken and the blinding light of destiny has
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Xanaomin
Xanaomin: Ha, nice going, random sign holders!

As for the question... when you get the ultimate combo, The NBOD deals 666 damage... but the BLOD deals 9,001! So... no contest?
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Bladebrawl
Bladebrawl: Man am I excited for this game. :P
Khaotic sounded fun, nice Caramel dancin' by the way. :F
And I can't wait for the action figures! I feel 9 again! :D

I do have a suggestion for AQ3D. Can we have the old weapon system of AQ back? Where water harms fire, electric harms water, etc. I really loved the idea, and it gives a sense of power. :)

And obviously the Blinding Light of Destiny. :D

Kudos to whoever reads and approves these comments. I salute thee sir or madam!
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Fairy143
Fairy143: Blinding Light of Destiny since it's ur coolest weapon
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SoulGuardian131
SoulGuardian131: PFFT! Necrotic Blade of DOOOOOM!!
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Darktamer1089
Darktamer1089: I think the Necrotic Blade of Doom is more powerful
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GD
GD: Blinding light of destiny of course! Lol
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__ARES___
__ARES___: ei cysero ou qualquer outro brasileiro, curto pra caramba o jogos que vocês fazem ... queria me no aq 3D como faço isso ....?
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Master_Yi
Master_Yi: I would like to say... HERRO!
Okay, now that that's done with. Welcome back, Artix. The video? O_O
Ebilcorp? They deserved it.
Action figures? CAN NOT wait to get my hands on the HighPaladin Set!!!!

Hope everything turns for the best.

And... WHEN CAN WE PLAY?!

"Your skills are inferior."
Master Yi
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Whs123
Whs123: Honestly i can't wait for dommwood my friends and I absolutely love part one so part is a can't miss event for us. As for the question well it makes it hard to pick so i have to say either the Blinding Light of Doom or Necrotic Blade of Destiny. ;D

~Whs123
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Aldain
Aldain: The Blinding Light Of destiny.. is more powerful!!
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overloaded112
overloaded112: Can't wait good luck guys! keep up the good work entertainment! :D
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Ground Hog
Ground Hog: Aw Im dissapointed that the footage of Artix and Thyton didnt work: but I guess there will always be problems in the progress to greatness. You guys are an inspiration to see work: you never give up and try even harder when the going gets tough!!
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skytime
skytime: The blinding light of destiny because it is surronded by souls
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Dodoliy
Dodoliy: Hahahaaha epic dance !!!! never dream of it, never thought of it never know it, never thought it is real, and anything that happens im not doing that dance
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kia_ken
kia_ken: i think maby blinding light of destiny because artix is awesome =]
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Zajiiriin
Zajiiriin: Hmm. Necrotic Light of Destiny?
or Blinding Blade of Doom? ;D
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Zhing
Zhing: WOW!! CANT WAIT FOR DOOMWOOD PART 2!!!!!!!!!! yes. Finally!!! Definitely, the Blinding Light of Destiny... you could call it the BLD for Bacon Lettuce and ... ... Destiny. :D
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Zhing
Zhing: BTW, what's with that craaaazy weird dancing video? For some reason it reminds me of pop tarts. I dunno why, I just suddenly feel like eating a pop tart after seeing that video. Lol.

P.S. Nice new haircut on DF, Artix. Ghost did a great job wi that animation thing. :D
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Aziamoth
Aziamoth: I think that the Necrotic Blade of Doom is more powerfull. =)
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Grimhowl
Grimhowl: Hmm interesting question Von Kriger. I have to comment on it because i can't tweet from work. Yes I read and play your game while at work, and yet still get so much stuff done. It's almost AMAZING. Anyway, Doom or Light, well I'd have to say they are equally matched, for you "cannot have light without darkness, good without evil...I will return" *big horned guy from Legend*...So I would believe it depends upon the wielders of the weapon, not just their skill but their determination, their will to see thing through. Will Von Krieger win? Will Sepulchure? Well I suppose that depends entirely on you Von Kriger. Do you have the determination to see the battle until it's end? I have high hopes for you Von Krieger...til then BATTLE ON!

Grimnoire Alexander Grimhowl
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EJCrazy
EJCrazy: Blinding light Of Destiny
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Deady Jr.
Deady Jr.: Blinding Light of Destiny is destroyed... or at least that's what you SAY. But isn't the Necrotic Blade of Doomgone also? After all... Sepulchure is dead... Isn't he? But over all, Blinding Light of Destiny is more powerful to me. (Groan) Me don't feel good. Me gots da flu. Wish me luck!
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Wermm
Wermm: First I personaly like the necrotic blade of doom more (I'm very evil) ,but Power wise I can't be sure.
Secondaly and I'm sure others would agree when I say that everytime I see a group shot of the AQ team my first question is which one is that? I would just like to see a roster of some sort naming the people in these photos so I know who I'm looking at.
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Demit
Demit: The only game where both weapons exist is DF, and there the NBOD is stronger
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Inferno Dragonlord
Inferno Dragonlord: the BLoD was the best weapon ever but then we destroyed it... oh well still better BY THE POWER OF GREY SKULL!!!!
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Wndil
Wndil: I want AQ3D to come out already :|
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WARRIOR DRACOS MAXIM
WARRIOR DRACOS MAXIM: I am pumped for the next part of doomwood.i always wanted necro,but i just dont wanna buy it and i cant handle the 200-250 points rep quests.hopefully there'll be more high-points quests!
plus,i wanna ask---WHERE DO I GO AFTER THE LAB?
IM STUCK!
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Zajiiriin
Zajiiriin: Both the NBoD and BLoD are alive, per se. NBoD is self-conscious and has a personality, along with the undead souls it enslaves, and the BLoD has the pure souls that it frees.. Personally I like the NBoD better, but then again I am alligned with Evil.
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phlynch
phlynch: doom, destiny doesn't talk
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.Joerte
.Joerte: Ok lets look at the facts

NBOD
It is by far the most powerful blade in dragonfable.
Controls its user which no other blade does in ae as far as im aware.Also even if there is another blade that contols it user is there one that can control Seplchure.
Can talk to users.
It was one of the things that made sepulchure as op as it was.

BLOD
Can somebody fill this in for me.
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Zyxovan Gigablade
Zyxovan Gigablade: In dragonfable, the weapon was the best weapon in the game for darkness and was special, since only attaonable by purchasing deals as a dragonlord. It also has the ability to open a portal to the Realm of Doom and make projectile skulls assault ur enemies. Its beast.

The blinding light of destiny, though weaker in dragonfable, is by far the strongest holy (not light) weapon in aqw. You can purchase the blade of seppy from valencia. Not so special in ththat category. BLoD Is a Moderators weapon in AQW and can use the powers of billions of souls to destroy everything, including Edgars soul (vayles brother). If this idea was brought up into dragonfable, the sheer power of this weapon would match that of NBoD.
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kia_ken
kia_ken: overall i think BLoD is the best in the world bc artix weilds it and he is super awesome.....lol
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Redcaterpie1
Redcaterpie1: Why were you you guys doing the caramel dance and where was Cysero. This should go down in history as one of the ultimate black mail videos. Hehehe ^_^
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awesome kick
awesome kick: i think BLoD is better because you dont have to be a imortal mastermind to wield it....
on the other hand im super stoked that the characters are coming out
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pattycakegirl
pattycakegirl: that vidio is just wow just wow.....o_o totaly random.........wow.....
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SirPatos
SirPatos: Maybe the mix of the Necrotic Blade of Doom and The Blinding Light of Destiny
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Zajiiriin
Zajiiriin: @Zyxovan Gigablade:
Sepulchure's Undead Blade in Valencia's AC shop also isn't the full version of the Necrotic Blade of Doom. It's a lesser version with less detail.
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Zajiiriin
Zajiiriin: One more thing, the Blinding Light is actually just an ordinary axe, made of ordinary metal, as revealed in the DoomWood part 1, but it's infused with the souls that Artix frees.
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WARRIOR DRACOS MAXIM
WARRIOR DRACOS MAXIM: WHAT WAS THAT?
O_O
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O_O
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O_O
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Deathgod642
Deathgod642: how do i make my acc on oversoul?
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Sop21
Sop21: NBoD. Obviusly.
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Ipkcle
Ipkcle: NBoD and BLoD are probably going to be evenly matched. don't wanna upset the balance of the elements, now do we? But what about the ShadowReaper of Doom? considering that the AQW version is from a completely opposite universe, it would be exactly like the BLoD exept evil. the DF version may not have been as strong as the NBoD, but niether was the BLoD. REMEMBER THE SHADOWREAPER!!!!!!!!!!!
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