Design Notes

Friday is... DOOM DAY!

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"Sepulchure"

In anticipation of tonight's DoomWood II release in AdventureQuest Worlds, Dage the Evil painted this horrifically dark and foreboding picture of Sepulchure! If you are a long time player of our games, then you already know that the DoomKnight Sepulchure was the main villain of DragonFable and was expected to be the main villain of AQWorlds -- until the unexpected twist at during the game's intro that changed everything. Now, Sepulchure's Daughter, Gravelyn, leads the evil forces of the Shadowscythe. Although, she secretly wishes her Father were still there to guide her. I uploaded a high res image of Dage's painting for you to download and use as a wallpaper: 1920x1200 Sepulchure Wallpaper

"Sepulchure" by Dage the Evil

Fan Mail! :-)

We get a lot of awesome fan mail (THANK YOU!!!!!) But this is the first time I was sent a magical unicorn summoning horseshoe.... so.... um.... photo/screenshot or it did not happen.

Artix Fan Mail

Collectors Figures coming May 18th

The Artix and Sepulchure collectors figures will be available at Toys"R"Us (US locations) May 23rd and HeroMart.com (shipping world wide) on May 18th... which is next Friday. The cards that come with the figures turned out really good and let smart players pull off some exceptionally brilliant exploit moves in the card game. All of the items that come with the figures (including a class and Castle with working trap door) are now in the database and we tested. Yesterday, Kiara, Galanoth and I did a little photoshoot of the figures and will be posting figures on the Artix Krieger FaceBook page.  Both HeroMart and Toys"R"Us have some of the extremely rare Black Variants. A lot of players asked if they come with anything different -- the answer is no. They are exactly the same, except the variants have Black Armor, and are limited quantity. Considering that this is our 1st game figure ever, it will most likely become our most valuable collectors item ever. I would recommend not taking them out of the box. Talking about which, Faith has "banned" me from the HeroMart chamber and told me now that my photoshoot is done I am not allowed to play with the toys until everyone can get theirs. It would be pretty funny to go to a player's house put 1,000 Artix figures, with their Battleaxes drawn on someone's lawn and blast "Battle On!" by One-Eyed Doll and see what happens when they walked outside and saw it.

Artix Figures coming!

3D Game Update, "GO FASTER!"

When things become "eerily quiet" it only means one of two things... 1. Everyone is working so long and fast that there has been no time to post or... well, ok, it is #1. As per the last update, we have characters and maps loading and a good amount of the animation done. Next week Zhoom and Minimal are starting on the multiplayer-side stuff while the 3D artists build the artwork for... well, check back here on back Monday and I will share a first look at our "alpha town" and tell you what we are going to be doing for the start of Alpha Testing.

Until then... have a fun, safe and adventure filled weekend. (... and DO NOT FORGET, Sunday is Mothers Day!)

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redpanda2016
redpanda2016: The screensaver is totally awesome! I put it on my computer right away! I hope Sepulchure returns to dragonfable soon! SO EXCITED FOR THE DOOMWOOD RELEASE!

Seppy's #1 fan :)
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rob360
rob360: lol magical unicorn summoning horseshoe.
P.S: that screensaver was ammmaaazzzziinnnngggg
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YouveBeenPWND
YouveBeenPWND: OMG!!!!! i cant wait til Alpha testing lol taking so long to post DNs was killing me....almost literally lmao
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Solrac360
Solrac360: that's an awesome Sepulchure painting (PS: how do u pronounce his name?).Also, can you not have any future action figures smile.it's good for show but if you're playing a fight it will look a little weird. PSS: Is the Queen Gravelyn's mom?(do not answer if in release).
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pkmnmastah
pkmnmastah: you guys should have a contest for making cool pictures with the action figures. i have some giant action figuresi could pose him on top of
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zuvizu
zuvizu: My Jaw dropped in excitement when i saw the new post that screensaver is awesome im keeping it!
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Dusknoir
Dusknoir: Cam't wait :3
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Inferno Dragonlord
Inferno Dragonlord: Artix... I dare you to launch an attack on me with your minions that look like you (but clearly do not have as much awesomeness). I'll be ready! BATTLEON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will send my paladinslayers to destroy your minions and will take you on myself. JOKING, but that would be a 30second battle in your favour! And I will treasure my future Artix figure, DOOM has no chance against DESTINY and/or BLINDING LIGHT!
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dooooooom lord
dooooooom lord: OMG ALPHA TESTING!!!!!! :D BTW I SAVED THAT PICTURE AS MY SCREENSAVER
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Kodix 101
Kodix 101: I can't wait to play the AQWorlds release but it has to wait... I have to complete the DragonFable and MechQuest releases first...
And what ever happened to WarpForce and its monthly releases...
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Aerwynn
Aerwynn: OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!
The release is incredible!!! I am *literally* DYING to see what happens next!
You guys just can't end a cutscene there!!!!!!!! O.o'
It was amazing! Like *boom8 surprise then *Boom* Surprise then *Boom!* bigger surprise then ***BOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*** MEGA SURPRISE that doesn't finish in that cutscene . . . *e/ squeals with mixed excitement, anxiety and impatience*
BRING IT ON ALREADY!!!!
Sorry if that was waaaaayyyyy over the top . . . . 8D
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Athysin
Athysin: I would put that picture as my screensaver, but then I would log in to my computer everyday to a picture of Sepulchure staring into my soul o.o
*saves picture anyway*
Ah, remember not to put the horseshoe up side down, all the luck falls out ._.
Could you actually name the town "Alpha town"? Or maybe "Ahpla Town"? XD
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Ultimumlord
Ultimumlord: Artix you weren't kidding about making the most messed up story for doom wood were you. because today's release made my mind go bewildering.
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Hityu
Hityu: Hey guys hityu here You may see me in AQ3D -and in herosmash I'm terminator/hityu- and although it is pretty awesome how an undead skeleton army is going to invade the city, but what if there are some players leading the undead army that are evil, of course they would have to be chosen for the job be evil and not be too many in numbers because we don't want over-leveled and legions of players taking up all the space and the mabye you will get an achievement and if you participate in taking back a city you get a achievement too. the towns will have to be alined in order for this too work, good and evil, mabye some neutral and PVP towns later mabye even a chaos town, but for now lets say that after beta there is a never-ending war between good and evil happening on PVP servers IN WHICH THE EVIL LEAD AN ARMY AGAINST THE GOOD and vice-versa constantly taking and taking back towns. now I think That is a great concept not to be self-praising but if you guys could do that that would be awesome. With the uncertainty of which side to be good, evil, chaos, or neutral
- Hityu
" I do not enjoy fighting but i will do it for myself and my friends so back off unless you wanna go head-on with me." -Awesome quote from Hityu
-"Nothing worse than a jacked up 'fro." - Weird but funny quote from Hityu
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amp911
amp911: I love it! Please tell me what the first alpha test will be!
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Darktamer1089
Darktamer1089: for some reason the Sepulchure wallpaper keeps on scaring me
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The Slay Masters AP
The Slay Masters AP: The screensaver is realy evil and epic! I cant wait till the 3D game is out for Alpha testing its going to be epic!
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Xenertor
Xenertor: Epic wallpaper! I can't wait for the alpha testing to come out.
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redpanda2016
redpanda2016: OMG! My wish came true YEAH! Seppy is back! Not in df but in aq! BEST DAY EVER!

[spoiler]Konnan is the professor of dragonfable! What a twist![/spoiler]
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Necroflame
Necroflame : Epic screensaver dude! And i really cant wait for the alpha testing, hope it will be better than i expected. XD
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_xX  tj451  Xx_
_xX tj451 Xx_: Artix and aqw ppl, i just came up with this awesome idea for classes
CLASS COMBINING!!!!!!!!
you combine 2 classes and choose what abilities you want PLEASE PUT IT IN AQW
i would combine darkside and dragonlord to make dark lord
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Solec
Solec: hey, looking forward to the release. I am just thinking about something awesome, i have been a huge fan of you guys for a while now and i am on a trip with my family to Florida, and i remember a post on DF that said you guys were there. I am just a couple of minutes away from you guys but I don't want to barge in unexpectedly, what is the policy on fans visiting?
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kabimarta1
kabimarta1: Nice wallpaper there, Artix! And I can't wait for those action figures to come out. I might be getting them sometime on the weekend... maybe at Toys R' Us, maybe not.
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TJByrum
TJByrum: Thank you AE for making AQ3D. I am very glad you're making the game aimed towards your older audience (there is a lot of us!).

But please AE, take your time. Plan everything carefully, don't rush it, do what is needed, then touch it up before releasing it to the players. I don't mean any offense, but AQW was rushed, disorganized, and didn't feel carefully planned. I feel you'll do a great job though.

I can't wait to play in Alpha (hopefully)!
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Void Orpheus
Void Orpheus: Sepulchure...a man that, I must admit, I admire. Under his daughter's steed I have worked, weaving my Necromantic magics in Alchemically enhanced phials which, when opened or thrown upon the ground, unleash the primal fury of a thousand dying suns. I am her blade and shield, as well as her father's by extension. However, as long as Serasaransa persists to be a threat upon the spectrum of both Good and Evil, my priorities lie within its permanent banishment.
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Dragonmaster Flynn
Dragonmaster Flynn: That Sepulcher painting stares into my very soul! *shudders, grasping self*
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SamX
SamX: Wait..... so how many Chaos Lords Have you released? SO, What will happened in AQW Zombies? I was freaked out when I realized, that you were serious about that bad ending thing when defeating Vordred. You repeated that scene of AQW zombies, AGAIN! For my own opinion, I don't like battling zombies, I prefer, Shooting zombies, HAH HAH! I know I am making much nonsense right now, but this would probably caused by the weirdness and randomness of AQW it is becoming.

PS:
- I like Random stuff
- When will the Alpha test commence?
- In what month do you think the Alpha released will release?
- Can you make an easier way for your Indonesian Players and Fans to buy Artix Points?

Sincerely,
One of your Indonesian Fans/Player that likes to follow your posts in AQ3D and would like you to give an easier alternative to buy more AP because it is kinda hard to buy it, and it also suck because the countries surrounding Indonesia have an easy alternative. I also like to give comments and suggestions for a better plan for the AQ3D making.
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kabimarta1
kabimarta1: I believe they've released 9 Chaos Lords so far (12 if you count both Xing and Xang as well as both the false Chaos Lord Discordia and the real sixth Chaos Lord Kimberly and Krellenos and his replacement Khasaanda). So we have about four Chaos Lords left, and the tenth and next one, from what I heard, is going to be a Chaorrupted Chronomancer.
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Dragonmaster Flynn
Dragonmaster Flynn: @Crimson Oath: Yeah, I already knew that Drakonnan was the professor of DF. I totally agree with you on the plot twister thing though.
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ultra magnus10
ultra magnus10: Pegasus's??? Ooooookayyyyyy
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