Design Notes

Alpha Update

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AdventureQuest 3D to run in Flash!

As you read this the AdventureQuest 3D project has made a much needed breakthrough. The front end of our 3D game is now running in flash! It is not perfect mind you... the framerate dropped by 80%, there are tons of glitches, and our custom pixel shaders which give the game a professional and "heavenly" look... all broke. Terribly. Minimal and Zhoom have had more stress than I have seen them endure since the recoding of AQWorlds from actionscript to to Actionscript 3 -- but we expect these things to be fixable.

AQ3D

The goal has always been to use Flash's new hardware accellerated 3D ability to run AQ3D. Our time table was pushed up A LOT with the announcement of Adobe's new licencing fee structure which will take an additional 9% on top of our other rediculous server, payment provider, software licencing and other growing costs. So, our goal is to have the walk, chat, and equip part of AdventureQuest 3D online and playable, even if it is bare bones, before August 1st so we can be grandfathered in before this new licensing fee takes place. We are going to finish the Flash conversion before bringing the alpha chat test back online. Which should be interesting... because both the Flash and Unity versions of the game will both let you access the same game server.  Please wish us luck. (We are going to need it.)

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Rezilia
Rezilia: I'm glad that you were finally able to put it in Flash. I'm patient enough to wait for Alpha to continue ^^ But let us know when you get some info on time, k? :)
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Ultimumlord
Ultimumlord: May god pour down his blessing in the coder minds and hands. can't wait 1 more month.
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Corrupt_End
Corrupt_End: Wish you the best of luck.
You can do it!
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Waztar
Waztar: So will you be taking advantage of the Unreal engine 3 in Flash? I can't imagine importing code from a general purpose 3d engine into one made mostly for fps would be any stretch of the word easy.
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shaishey
shaishey: I wish that would be faster
cuz i can't wait woooo

BATTLEON!!!!!!!!!!!11
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KJinx101
KJinx101: I wish thou luck and... Ye shall be considered [I]company of awesomeness.

I cant wait for the resume. And, i hope the stress of square... 2... will slip off.
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CalmeZenyagain
CalmeZenyagain: Good Luck guys!

P.S Find me in game as Atlantic
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Second Silver
Second Silver: Good luck Artix, and don't forget to take a few lucky destiny weapons, you never know when wild undead bugs will strike.
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Leodegarius
Leodegarius: Good Luck! This game seems epic already.
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Teen Demonwarrior
Teen Demonwarrior: Hope all goes well, but out of curiosity is there a set date yet of when we will be able to test it. Now i know you have herd this question a billion times so sorry :P , but i just want to be able to earn the badge alpha/beta tester like on aqw. Which brings me to another question will AQ3D have a character page?
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Phantom
Phantom: Good Luck! :D
You guys are definitely gonna make it work! :)
I have complete faith in AE.
Can't wait for AQ3D!

~Phantom
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Sela
Sela: Good luck!
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sklei
sklei: YAY!
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Bonecoaster999
Bonecoaster999: Well good luck with everything... and I hope to see the Alpha server up and running again soon!!! :)
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Lediass
Lediass: This will definitely be the most epic thing ever!! Can't wait :D
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Xallos_
Xallos_: wellps can't wait until i can test it again BattleOn! :D
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XJ
XJ: Good luck. Game looks good visually.
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~Gryffin
~Gryffin: Good luck! Battle on!!!! We know you can do it!!!!!!!!
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Kodix 101
Kodix 101: This is good because my computer is so slow that I can't use the Unity Web Player version of AdventureQuest 3D well.
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BladeMaster
BladeMaster: Like I said on Twitter, how will we be able to keep track of our Alpha Points? I've looked everywhere on the Portal homepage, but yet no luck.

Speaking of luck, I hope you have plenty with the upcoming game! xD
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hell.achidon1
hell.achidon1: Goodluck with that.
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director123billy
director123billy: I wish you luck!

BATTLEON!
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Niroquill
Niroquill: YAY :D NOW I CAN PLAY IT WHEN THE SERVERS ARE BACK UP THANK YOU ARTIX, MINIMAL, AND THE REST OF THE AQ3D TEAM :DDDDDDD
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Zoro
Zoro: yay! I hope the new alpha testing is less laggy than the other one, for the equip feature, do we make our character from a certain amount of items like in herosmash. Good luck with making the deadline
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Serenity_Aqw
Serenity_Aqw: Thank you Artix, My webplayer wasn't launching no matter if i had Directx 9 or drivers updated. Personally I think the unity player just has it's own glitches.
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mlkk22
mlkk22: i can't wait to play!
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Zadck
Zadck: You can do it! Beat the deadline and get grandfathered in to cheaper fees! You guys have managed things this crazy in the past, right?!
WOOT go AE go!
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Dracomon
Dracomon: Good Luck
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pyroknight321
pyroknight321: Good luck!
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DragonHeroBr
DragonHeroBr: Thanks for these super games artix
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xMaCgEmTeCx
xMaCgEmTeCx: When are we going to be able to play it , like alpha testing or whatever ....
-xMaCgEmTeCx
PS: Good Luck
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lizcoon
lizcoon: good luck i love all of the artix entertainment games and i am sure that will love ad3D
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mturf
mturf: much lucks
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YouveBeenPWND
YouveBeenPWND: cant wait! i got ubuntu 10.04 on my computer, gonna test its functionality on ubuntu ;)
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Starfast
Starfast: I WANT ALPHA!!!!!!!!1
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Hamofawe367
Hamofawe367: Good luck!!!!
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Sir_Franck
Sir_Franck: Good luck!
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TheDarkMaster23
TheDarkMaster23: MAN I WANT TO PLAY AQ3D ::DDDDDD Didn't test it :(
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faranox
faranox: Snap. This is a beautiful game, and I kinda expected Flash to run it better than Unity. Oh well. I hope that I won't miss the next test.
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The Resistance
The Resistance: GO BEAT THE DEADLINE!! :D i know you guys can do it!! I'll send a supporting video later, and i'll give ya the link!
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Shellheart
Shellheart: Good luck! You guys are AWESOME!
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Niroquill
Niroquill: Cool........
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The Resistance
The Resistance: GO 3d i also have questions, if we are alpha testers? do we get special access to stuff?
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Bronanth
Bronanth: Soooo the game will be out before August 1st if possible? I've personally have been interested in this new AQ world, but I haven't heard much talk about it besides online and that there's not much I've seen for it's upcoming release like events or prizes.
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kabimarta1
kabimarta1: I'll wish you the best of luck as well, even if I'm perhaps not going to play AQ3D. Don't let us down!
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badgogg62
badgogg62: cool man it can be more cooler and u will be rich
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Starfast
Starfast: I WANT ALPHA SO BAD!!!!!
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ManaCleric
ManaCleric: You might want to change "rediculous server" into "rediculous serverS".
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The Resistance
The Resistance: Also if you want to test the gaaame faster and want AC on aqw just do the offer for google chrome cause it already has unity on it
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demongen
demongen: this game seems fun i wonder what the classes will be like
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Lynx
Lynx: @DarkestGoose
Yes, there is a way that I currently know of (though I'm not sure it's supposed to still be possible). Simply go back to the pre-registration page, go through the animation until you get to the log in screen. There, you can delete your character and re-make it. Then, just simply go back to the normal AQ3D link, and re-choose your gender.

If you do not do this before alpha ends, you might not be able to change your gender until much later in the game, and probably for in-game currency like ACs. I would use this way now while you still can. It deletes your character, but that's okay since everyone's only level 1 (I think? I wasn't able to get on the servers the last time they were open).

Remember - use your Artix Entertainment Master account to log in to BOTH of these pages!
Good luck!

- Lynx

Links:
Pre-registration - aq3d . artix . com / game / webplayer . html
Normal server - game . aq3d . com / game /
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Cereal Warbane
Cereal Warbane: when will the alpha server be up?
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Bigpepp
Bigpepp: I Look forward to adding another game into my account - I truly can not wait too see what you do with the Dragonslayers
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The Jop
The Jop: Good luck. I don't think you'll need it; though it might take some time, things always work out in the end for you, just like most live events. If any team is amazing enough to pull it off, it's yours.
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NikeMare
NikeMare: hoper u guys not overdo its :)
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slicer11762
slicer11762: good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Allsaint
Allsaint: sounds really complicated, but i know you guys can pull it off I just know it!
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kenshin894
kenshin894: Good Luck.
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The Resistance
The Resistance: the alpha server is down and i cant get to the part to pick gender? what do they mean i can just pick gender and name, well i've already picked name just not gender..
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The Resistance
The Resistance: Good Luck, I know you'll need it, this game is gonna turn out to be epic and i know that!! DONT GIVE UP!! you guys always pull through everything no matter how hard it is! :D goooo!!!!
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The Resistance
The Resistance: When is the alpha test expected to come back? O:
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The Resistance
The Resistance: Also should the game really be called AQ3D its not much of a 3d feature its like FreeRealms and wizard101 i dont think it should be called AQ3D it should just be AQLOL(AdventureQest Legend of Lore)
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: I WANNA PLAY SO BAD!!! I missed my chance last week to do the alpha test and I'm not gonna miss another!
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Elite_Chaotic_Ninja
Elite_Chaotic_Ninja: Hey! I haven't been getting any alpha invites. Please send some when testing starts again.
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Shaken2death
Shaken2death: omg omg cant wait!
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Franco2013
Franco2013: Sounds Awesome
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Master_Yi
Master_Yi: GANBATTE!!!
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AngelicAsylum
AngelicAsylum: Good luck! I can't wait for this game to come out. Wish you the best
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origins
origins: Whens the next beta testing?
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vini096
vini096: Good luck AE! :)
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133spider
133spider: Good luck on AQ3D: LoL!

AQ3D: LoL = AdventureQuest3D: Legends Of Lore(For those who didn't know)
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The Resistance
The Resistance: @133spider hey i made up AQ3D: LoL
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Ulimit
Ulimit: Good Luck! :D!
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Kazoom
Kazoom: I is exited for the release!
The thing is, isn't it already supposed to be out again, it said on last week's post it should be up and running next week, correct me if I'm wrong :/
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The Resistance
The Resistance: Uh, when is the alpha server comin back you guys posted this a week ago and the server said continue next week, uh its been a week so when is it gonna open again O_O
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henriquemls
henriquemls: i cant wait for this game

Good Luck!!!
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The Resistance
The Resistance: :D Good Luck, and will there be more servers lagg will slow down my internet like by 20%, O: also please correct me if i'm wrong arent the servers supposed to be up?
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Sela
Sela: Good Luck!

Looking forward for next test
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The Resistance
The Resistance: Please get the servers up and BEST OF LUCKS TO YOU, find a evolved leprechaun it will guide you to luck :D
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99berzerkers
99berzerkers: cant wait im so exited xD
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ga27
ga27: boa sorte artix com esse novo jogos e tomara que seja inexquecivel como todos os outros
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majorwarlord1
majorwarlord1: i just signed up tday did i miss much?
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The Resistance
The Resistance: wth i expected the servers to be up by now O: pls notify me if your almost finished or when it resumes O:
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jak2223
jak2223: i dont now how to open the game

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