Design Notes

Grimskull

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Building the Deadliest Dungeon Ever

This week I have been working with the AdventureQuest Worlds team on the 1st Grimskull Dungeon, "THE VAULT OF ENDLESS DOOM." The dungeon is in two parts... the first being a lower level, pretty simple (but still death trap filled) dungeon crawl. The second half is for high level players who have a death wish. While we are all extremely excited to be working on this... every single room of the dungeon needs a lot of custom code. This is scheduled for release on Friday. Should we be worried that it is the end of Wednesday and we only have 6 of 42 rooms coded? Youmi and Dumoose are coding their fingers off while J6, Ghost and Dage rush to finish all of the art for the monsters and traps. Most of our cutscenes feature you doing ultra cool heroic stuff. But for Grimskull dungeons, all of the cutscenes feature the hero dying is hallarious ways. Additionally, we did voice acting for Grimskull and his insane shadow moglin assistant, Mort. We have two songs lined up -- if Ghost has time he will record a special bonus one. I cannot tell you who the voice of Grimskull is... but I can tell you I have had more Chloraseptic than water these past two days and my voice is shot. *coughs* Ouch! *coughs* Ouch!
 
You can keep up to date on my progress by reading AQWorld's Design Notes. In the event that we are not able to finish programming all of the rooms.... we are planning to release some new quests in the town of Battleon, then release both parts of Grimkull's "VAULT OF ENDLESS DOOM" next week.
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ben14715
ben14715: Nice Pun in the image, Artix ; )
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ben14715
ben14715: I can't wait to die over and over again in these dungeon, I've been waiting for a challenge and I know the rest of the Ambassadors agree with me.
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dragongirl
dragongirl: I'm so excited! I'm going to die repeatedly.
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Goujel
Goujel: Hmmmmm so we are supposed to die over and over again? Seems like Death gonna be busy repawming players this friday.
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undeadarti
undeadarti: Bet you ten bucks he"s gonna go out there and turn off the traps and kill that grim we s3
undeadarti
undeadarti: Bet you 10 bucks Death is gonna go crazy!
raveolot86
raveolot86: so this is going to be darksoulsouls AQW style
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Damian_N.
Damian_N.: Hmmm... death in every room. cutscenes of dying. and a room for high level players. SOUNDS LIKE FUN! :)
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Xanaomin
Xanaomin: I agree with ben, nice to have a challenge based on skill and not class! Here's to aiming for the lowest death rate. :V Oh, and are the rooms going to be one person per map? It should be, otherwise you'll just be able to sit there and watch everyone else fall into traps, taking their deathspots into account, then using that knowledge in finding the right path and taking it. T'would totally spoil the fun.
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Ark_Zong
Ark_Zong: Maybe make it a 2 person map so that way you could team up with a random adventurer like how it would usually happen, 2 adventurers, 1 goal, a HAAAARD dungeon, there not gona go solo just cause its a random person, well in game u could but u know :P
pkmnmastah
pkmnmastah: Death will soon have so many favors.
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DerpSonic
DerpSonic: Haha! He sure will.
Galaxi
Galaxi: LOL Death will surely be Busy in Weeks getting all those Favors >:D
Damian_N.
Damian_N.: school ended for me today WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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Damian_N.
Damian_N.: SUMMER
protronicus
protronicus: maybe they could add in something more epic? like...a meme face like the me gusta face or the troll face popping up, the hero(ine) or villan(ess) saying "what the-?!" and crashing into it, only to fall onto a big picture that says, with a laughing troll face "PROBLEM?!" that would be hilarious.
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zantor36
zantor36: A little off topic, but I've been having some issues with my "grimblight of destiny" axe within aqw. I can't figure out how to use the kill afk'ers function. There are the three runes, the one that is going to be released with the grimskull dungeon, the one that turns people idle and then the kill afk'ers one. I've tried them all, idle only works some of the time and nothing happens when I press the afk one. Doesn't seem to matter where I am, or if there are afk'ers or not. I've pressed it in battleon-1, -2, and -9876. I've pressed it in lair-2, doomwood-4, and all throughout the surewood forest. All with and without afk'ers. It doesn't prompt that my attempt to slay the afk'ers has failed, nor does it do it. I just click it over and over and nothing happens :/Sorry if this isn't the right place to post that. It's just that Artix said he reads all these so I thought maybe this would be ok. Sorry for wasting anybody's time :/
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zantor36
zantor36: By the way, love you guys at AE! You're the best :D
undeadarti
undeadarti: Sweet I'm gonna die LIKE A DOZEN TIMES!
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raveolot86
raveolot86: so how the Omni game going
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Galaxi
Galaxi: AWESOME!! NOW I CAN SEE MY CHARACTER DIE DOZENS OF TIME!!
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