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Happy Birthday Community!

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It is our 12th Anniversary-- and we hope you enjoy this year’s cross-game event, “Phantom of the Pixel!” The idea of cursed items crafted from dead pixels is…. spine-tinglingly awesome! The event spans AQWorlds, EpicDuel, DragonFable, MechQuest, HeroSmash, Oversoul and the original AdventureQuest. With the coming of the new mobile games, it might be too hard to have another full cross-over games event like this… so do this one while you still can!

I would sincerely like to thank you, and everyone who has been a part of this incredible journey. Thank you to you and all of the amazing gamers who login and battle in our video games. Thank you to all of you who give us encouragement and much love on the forums, twitter, facebook and all of the other ways you talk with us. Thank you for not just playing the games but contributing your creativity and clever ideas. Thank you to everyone who believes in us and supports us by upgrading or buying things in the video games—because of you we can afford to keep the lights on and the server hampsters running at full speed. It has officially been 12 YEARS of weekly, non-stop updates! THANK YOU!  

Our video game’s “weekly new releases” — where we add new quests, maps, monsters, weapons & content to the game — is something that is really special about our community. AdventureQuest classic was one of (if not the) first to do it. We have been compared to long running shows like The Simpsons, Southpark, and Saturday Night Live with our game’s history of weekly releases. But there is one big difference… TV shows run in seasons and the cast and crew… take breaks. We do not. We never have. As a whole, the AE team has delivered a new video game update/release every single week for 12 years. Our games never take holidays off — the team and I actually work harder and have larger releases during them!  

Because of that, I would very much like to recognize and thank the AE team — all of the artists, animators, writers, coders, the moderators, the forum staff, and all of the volunteers for their hard work. I am extremely proud of these passionate super heroes. Thank you all, too — players, team, and all the people who love us and put up with our crazy video game habits — for making Frogzards, Moglins and DoomKnights a part of our everyday life!

Battle on!

Artix

P.S. Ooooh… NEXT year will be our 13th Anniversary… we should up the bar and change the format. Better start brainstorming now. Open to ideas!

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loydcho
loydcho: :) nice
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Kokujoe
Kokujoe: Rather I should be the one thanking AE for creating such wonderful games which have always been fun, humorous and full of......PUNS! It has been a roller-coaster ride with you guys for the past 12 years. And I wish this company continues to grow strong with every passing year henceforth bringing joy & prosperity to each everyone soul involved with AE. Happy Birthday AE and thank you for simply being there for us! And cheers for the next 12 years or more to come! ~Kokujoe ^____^b
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Nazareth
Nazareth: Shout out to AE for always looking out for the players. Y'all are the real MVPs!
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loydcho
loydcho: Happy Birthday :)
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Rickyb20
Rickyb20: Next year's anniversary event should be about bad luck.
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DerpSonic
DerpSonic: Indeed, 13 is that kind of number isn't it? Perhaps that saying "anything that can go wrong, WILL go wrong" may have a large influence this time next year!
Masterandrew
Masterandrew: And I sat Amen to that. And I thank you and the entire team of Artix Entertainment for everything you guys have done for these 12 years. I've been here since 2006, and every single week, I would look forward to a new release, whether it be AQ, DF, MQ, or AQW. Friday wasn't my favorite day of the week because school was ending, it was my favorite day because I knew I would be seeing a new amazing release from you guys. Thanks for all of your hard work Artix Entertainment, and lets hope to go for another 12 years! Battleon!
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Gjappy
Gjappy: Happy Birthday AE!
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Bentleynew
Bentleynew: Happy B-day AE! Thanks for making my life more awesome.
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DerpSonic
DerpSonic: I think Kokujoe has a great point! We may have been supporting you guys in many ways over the years, but one important fact stands: you guys started it! So, indeed, thank YOU for starting this journey, and thank YOU for being open in the way that you are to us. I think this unique interdependence is what has been keeping this community going. And I'm sure it will continue to do so for many more years! Happy Birthday to the AE community!
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Fang
Fang: Happy Birthday AE =D
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Fang
Fang: I have an idea, you should let the Heros create a class, then send the classes to the AQW team, and let them vote on which 5 classes should be added to AQW.
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Dream Warden
Dream Warden: We already have a subreddit where you can suggest classes. :-)
18lunastar
18lunastar: How about an animal theme for next year?
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Trenith
Trenith: First, thanks for the awesome games and happy birthday! And open for suggestions...?
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Trenith
Trenith: First off, sorry, I'm not trying to double post. I had no idea that the enter button submitted. I thought it only started a new paragraph. Anyways, once again, thanks to you too AE! As for suggestions... how about a accumulation of all the greatest bosses spread throughout the company. Like taking the most iconic villains from each game. I.E. - A thirteen headed (have the heads based off of the EDOT Devourer head) monster all connecting to a huge chaos eye, with the heads having features of a doom knight (DF's Sepulchure) and MQ's Valoth with glowing horns off the head. And boom! The greatest monster of the company as fitting for the 13th birthday!
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Blizzard
Blizzard: Happy birthday to AE from a 12-year veteran. My AQ birthday is actually the 21st though. Close enough. Although I don't find time to play your games anymore, I still buy "Founder" on games as they come out. I will do anything to assist this great company in making games so that people can continue to enjoy them like I have for all these years. I still wish I could have visited the lab at least once in all this time, maybe some day. -Blizzard (Tampa, FL)
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ghos7
ghos7: i use to play this when it was old stop for a while now I just started again I brought to membership one for adventure quest and one for dragonfable I love all the games tho
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akhilesh123
akhilesh123: very good artix entertainment
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akhilesh123
akhilesh123: happy birthday
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Night_Roar
Night_Roar: Loved this one but I say they can do better next year. I have an idea on how!
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phlynch
phlynch: Next year should be a reverse 13th invasion all the games have the players storm the lairs of whoever causes the Friday the 13th invasions the rest of the year.
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Aurae
Aurae: Happy birthday, Artix Entertainment! Thanks for all the fun. =]
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Stalagbite
Stalagbite: Happy 12th birthday Artix Entertainment thanks for making these games so I don't get bored to death
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Stalagbite
Stalagbite: Oh BATTLE ON!!! cant wait for the Halloween update on Dragonfable
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Kylestien
Kylestien: I'm gonna suggest one I think I said to him once: Strangers Rising.

In short, after events like DF's Chapter one and AQ's Saga, The Order Of Mysterious Strangers (with each one being in a different world) is MAD, and spent all this time building up a army of darkness unlike any we have ever seen. (We are talking in the billions!) They unleash a army of Darkness and Strangers across all games that seems unstoppable. We fight it off and crush their organisation once and for all, leaving merely a few stragglers and strangers about. We learn more about how they work too since it's sort of vague.

it also fits, what with being the 13th anniversary and all.
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Captain Rhubarb
Captain Rhubarb: Thank you Artix for leading such a great team on so many crazy adventures!
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Dragonmaster Flynn
Dragonmaster Flynn: As a suggestion for next year's anniversary, I personally think that a dragon war would be really neat.
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Dragonmaster Flynn
Dragonmaster Flynn: A HUGE thanks for the awesome games! The dev team is amazing, you guys are very dedicated to your work, and it shows.
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Stalagbite
Stalagbite: hey for the 13th anniversary can AQW war about Artix against beleens evil pink things
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Austine the Awesome
Austine the Awesome: Happy Birthday AE ..:)..:D..For Next Year I suggest you do an event with atleast 13 Dragons with relation to AEDragons..either that or do a survey on the 13 THINGS WE LOVE ABOut AE secretly
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Dracon_of_Dragotopia
Dracon_of_Dragotopia: In my opinion, (has nothing to do with anniversary)You should update the AQW Artix NPC to look like he does in "Curse of The Phantom Pixel". he looks really awesome in that.
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Mako
Mako: Happy to be of service. ^_^
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thegreenmoglin
thegreenmoglin: artix can we have a second ask titan event
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