Design Notes

Making 3D things in the Real World

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How in the world do we have time for all of this!?

Two days ago, Captain Stratos sent me an urgent distress message stating, "I need to talk to you before I do something bad..." I was alarmed and immediately talked with him. He ranted with unbelievable rage for hours (and I am not making this up) over the use of a stock photography image for an important, but never before seen "love interest" character in Mass Effect 3. Apparently this is what critical life problems are like within our gaming community. We too have a "never before seen" character... Galanoth, the DragonSlayer, who has NEVER taken his helmet off in-game. Concerned by this whole ordeal, we changed the real life Galanoth's contract so he is legally obligated to wear his helmet AT ALL TIMES. J6 is crafting it as you read this.

J6's prototype of the Galanoth Helmet

Making Galanoth's helmet is a pretty lengthy and interesting process that you can follow as it happens on J6's Twitter. Xero created a 3D model based on Galanoth's character. J6 turned the 3D model into a paper replica which he assembed as pictured above. Then J6 wiill use this with something moldable to create a thick base helmet. Then he will create a mold from it. Finally, he will use a plastic to create the final helmet, attach the extra pieces, and paint it. We believe he is going to make 3. One for Galanoth... one for him to keep... and one (maybe more) to auction off to to help fund his wedding to the lovely Cinazul which is happening later this year!

Artix and Sepulchure Action Figures

They are almost here! Mido and I put everything we had into designing the boxes, special AQWorlds cards and... well, everything in the box here at the lab. It is amazing to see them actually being produced! Maybe we went a little overboard putting an armor, weapon, helm, CLASS and an entire Castle for use in-game at AQWorlds in each one... but this is our 1st action figure. SO, NO HOLDING BACK! So....NEXT MONTH, the collector's Artix and Sepulchure action figures will be available at HeroMart (shipping anywhere in the world) and Toys"R"Us (store locations in the U.S.) *tries to hold back excitement but fails epically* WOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Artix and Sepulchure Action Figures

As previously mentioned there are also a limited number of variant figures in Black versions of the armor. This will be meaningful with the upcoming DoomWood: Part 2 "Reforging the Blinding Light of Destiny" which will also take place in AdventureQuest Worlds next month (+2pts for Good timing!) They will exclusively be available at HeroMart for our craziest players.

Update on our Undead Crypt

While I was writing today's post for you, Thyton sent me NEW concepts for the undead soldiers and BOSS creature for our 3D game's prototype dungeon. Check back tomorrow and I will post pictures for you to check out! Also, I will give you a summary of all of this weeks' new game releases. I would like to thank all of you who have been posting messages to me and the team on Twitter and Facebook. You are awesome and we love you!!! (In the friendship way, not the creepy stalker way... o_O)

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Inferno Dragonlord
Inferno Dragonlord: what are he ideas for pally highlord?
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Firebolt11111
Firebolt11111: Can't wait for the action figures.
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Firebolt11111
Firebolt11111: Seems like the photo created "Mass Effect".
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Xellos
Xellos: I can't wait for the action figures :D
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Inferno Dragonlord
Inferno Dragonlord: lol artix same here
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AQ3DAcid
AQ3DAcid: I'M THROWING MONEY AT THE SCREEN!!! I'M NOT GETTING ANYTHING!!
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100Rob123
100Rob123: AQ3DAcid, I feel your pain. You should really stop after the third hour though. XD
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Firebolt11111
Firebolt11111: Hey! Great idea!

How about EXPANSION PACKS for the action figures? e.g. Daimyo, Chuckles, Black Daimyo (varient), Black Chuckles (varient)

Also maybe extra weapons? And maybe masks? Or shields?

*Going Insane*
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Xap
Xap: J6 must be pro at this, Congratulations! Also Good Luck winning the chance to a trip to Space! :D I wish I could go .. xD
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AeroTrax
AeroTrax: It looks Awesome......even if its not yet completely finished :O.. I'm taking about Galanoth's Helm. :D
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Withered
Withered: I want the figures!!!!!
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