Design Notes

Leaky Memory!?

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We need a plumber. A video game plumber.  (Mario?)

Abobe & Unity should hire us to identify all of the possible ways to break, crash, and kerspload their plugins. Because we are GOOOOD at it! AdventureQuest 3D has been by far the most challenging thing we have ever attempted to do. Our current problem is a 200MB/sec memory leak. (Yup, you read that right... 200 megabytes per second of memory leaking.) Instead of fixing this horrific bug, we thought it would be easier just to change the system requirements to the following:

AQ3D System Requirements

  • $6,000,000,000.95 NASA Mainframe Super Computer
  • 16 Exabytes of Memory
  • User must have enjoyed the movie Dances with Wolves.

Developer Dialog

Zorbak: Meh... what are you thinking!? Those system requirements are INSANE!?

Zorbak: No one will be able to play this game.
Artix: Oh, I guess 16 Exabytes is a lot of Memory... it is 16,000,000,000 Gigabytes. 

Zorbak: Nah, that part's fine. But you are NEVER going to find a player that liked Dances with Wolves! 

Dage vs Nulgath War

Dage vs Nulgath War continues

The most highly anticipated event of the summer continues this week in AdventureQuest Worlds. While you wait, check out Dioz's drawing of Dage vs Nulgath that I just posted on the AQWorlds FaceBook page! Please hit like and share while you are there. Meanwhile, the AQWorlds team is doing a major recoding of the game in order to stop the "server restart lag" and "combat lag" which crippled yet another Friday the 13th launch. One of the servers is secretly running the fixes and if it works we will be updating all game servers before Friday. On a side note... today, a group of 12 children from Tampa's MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) summer program are coming to tour the lab. So some of the team is actually working in armor and convention cosplay outfits.

QUESTION: Would you like us to start recording video of us making AQ3D and release an ultra cheesy anything-goes mockumentary video along with the game? Please repond by commenting on this post! *points down to the comments button*

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raveolot86
raveolot86: one word yes yes yes yes ok that more thin one word but you get it
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McRichter
McRichter: I'd love to see a Mockumentary! Any video you guys make is sure to be chock full of puns and nacho-cheesy action.
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director123billy
director123billy: YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Smores
Smores: I'd love a mockumentary, I thoroughly enjoy everything you guys do!
Lub
Smores
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Lord_Ajax
Lord_Ajax: Pllease do :b
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Zagord
Zagord: Abobe?...
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shadow_cloud
shadow_cloud: I wanted to hunt you guys down and make a real documentary when I returned to Tampa in 2 months. Guess I would say go for the mockumentary though, a cheesy mockumentary is always good.
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Sebagabithunder
Sebagabithunder: Ultra Cheesy huh? my answer: Do it! i love yours guys videos there so entertaining but may i make one idea for epicduel? how about Dage is legion and nulgath exile! :D that be best war epicduel ever had and maybe dage could be exile boss and nulgath legion boss and i am exile so i would really want to vs dage anyway thanks for listening and good luck on Legends of lore artix oh and maybe zorback calls dage *Dage The Ebil* lol
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Niroquill
Niroquill: Yes ofcouse.
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Sebagabithunder
Sebagabithunder: Ok heres what i think make the ultra cheesy video because you guys videos so entertaining and one more suggestion actaully 2 make the war against dage and nulgath on epicduel you know dage on legion and nulgath exile and possibly make zorback call dage DAGE THE EBIL lol well see ya artix good luck on the game
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dooooooom lord
dooooooom lord: YEEESSSS!!!! I wish tour the lab... lucky children!! XD
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Verkone
Verkone: For a game that targets the older audience of AE, you sure are making a lot of childish things. First sock puppets and now a cheesy video update? *Sigh* Since day one of the announcement I find Oversoul more entertaining.

This will just end up like all of the other games. Hack, Slash, Stab, etc. I have lost faith in AE after ACWorlds, and HeroBust.
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Ultimumlord
Ultimumlord: Don't ask bro, just do it. even if it is exploding.
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Gurjotb aring
Gurjotb aring: awesome i mean the about the kidz not the crashing and the plumbing and you know oh yeah $6,000,000,000.95 thats insane how can you even afford that @nuglathnerd
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zablablukas
zablablukas: I would like videos from the lab.
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Renagorn
Renagorn: Yes do it!
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Kamikampi
Kamikampi: That sound like a great idea to recod some :D And Zorbak can go away and be punted, beacuse I LOVE the Movie Dances with Wolves, It's my favourite. :D
/Battle On
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Schaft
Schaft: Please do!!! That'd be so awesome!
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Bug Beast
Bug Beast: Yes, but only if done in the style of William Shatner's "The Captains".
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Obscured
Obscured: Oh there is a comments section...
Well das coo'
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Awyra
Awyra: We need an ultra cheesy anything-goes mockumentary video along with the game! That'd be awesome! And say hello to those children from the players! :p
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HeyAlloha!
HeyAlloha!: Yes, do so... And dances with Wolves? My fathers favorite film
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Sela
Sela: Alright so I got an $6,000,000,000.95 NASA Mainframe Super Computer and was able to find a hardrive big as an house contains: 16 Exabytes of Memory.
So I think I am ready to BATTLE ON!

Anyway I really think you should make videos, as I am planing making a let's play when AQ3D finnaly is realeased/tested.

BATTLE ON AQ3D Team!
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: Id love cheezy videos!
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Allsaint
Allsaint: A mockumentary sounds like fun, but an actual documentary sounds a little bit better. The team is naturally silly anyway so it will all the seriousness and silliness that we expect from you guys, it will be so cool!
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Necro Hero
Necro Hero: As Bugs Fall And Servers Prevail, The Coming Of AQ3D Shalt Rise To Glory!!

i vote yes and the videos. it would great to see some of the progress and work.
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Swordsman of Worlds
Swordsman of Worlds : Holy Blinding Light of Destiny! I never knew a game could leak so much memory. O.o This game has been quite the hurdle, huh? But you can get through it, I know you can. ;)

How awesome that those children get to see you and your secret underground lab. Wish I could've toured a game company's HQ when I was a kid. '~'

Do ya have to ask? Yes! Definately do the mockumentary. We'd all love to see how crazy you've become while taking the ultimate test of time, skill, and patience that IS the development of AQ3D. XD
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Master of undead slaying goodness
Master of undead slaying goodness: DEFINITELY do the mockumentary. but......... im under 13 so i wont be able to watch it probly D:
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The Resistance
The Resistance: Can You guys post information about aq3d like the battle style, and how much GB our computers/laptop/desktop will need in order to run it?
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halomasterh
halomasterh: Yes please do
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kabimarta1
kabimarta1: Yay, more Dage vs. Nulgath! I'm looking forward to seeing Dilligaf or Revontheus and... whoever Dage's second general is... next.

P.S. I finally finished Dage's quests and joined the Undead Legion just a few days before Friday the 13th last week.
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Teen Demonwarrior
Teen Demonwarrior: To Artix: yes i would like to see it we have been here with you since day one we know what you know now lets see what you see. :P i always wondered how the lab looks.
To Verkone: That's what most players like about AE is that its games especially AQW have a comedy side to it. It's funny it's entertaining and i just hope AQ3D is funny too but it should be more action more suspenseful since it's in 3D. My uncle whose 25 has school, job, and a gf yet he loves to play AQW so goes to show ya AE appeals to anyone any age.
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A.C.
A.C.: Makeing a mockumentary will be wicked, especially if these puns (artix got that), sock puppets (samba and cy got that), and a bunch of epic fails (flash has that) :P
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reallysillydude
reallysillydude: YES YOU SHOULD START RECORDING VIDEO OF YOU MAKING AQ3D AND RELEASE AN ULTRA CHEESY ANYTHING-GOES MOCKUMENTARY VIDEO ALONG WITH THE GAME! Also, please, can you do it in something other than youtube? I'm not allowed to view youtube videos, and I'm sure that some other people have the exact same problem...
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Wermm
Wermm: Please make the video! It would be hilarious!
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Aerwynn
Aerwynn: Yes please! Satisfy my inner child! :D
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.Joerte
.Joerte: The first part of Verkones post plus Over3Dsoul
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.Joerte
.Joerte: Actually dash that Adventure Quest3D: Oversoul. combo ftw
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goldemerald23
goldemerald23: MAKE IT PUN-TASTIC!!! And what does mockumentary mean T^T
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Zerorage23
Zerorage23: I would love a mockumentary.Just because i know it will be funny.

And you mr. verkone, if you have truly lost faith in their other games you would not be on this site as you would go straight to the oversoul site for your updates.And the puppet show wasn't for kids. it was to keep a promise that artix made. And if those things make you lose faith in a game company ,Then you sir are the one who is being childish.
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Kyle8497
Kyle8497: Most definitely!
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Menirz
Menirz: Id say sure! A mockumentary sounds entertaining lmfao.

As for Adobe and Unity hiring you guys... you might want to take that suggestion a little more seriously - im sure they'd be happy to get feedback about their systems breaking and there might even be compensation involved. You guys should look into contacting them sometime.
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KJinx101
KJinx101: Answer: sure.

Man I should get a chance like one of those kids-- (italics) how did they get to do that! }:(
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Lord-Valdor
Lord-Valdor: hey i liked the movie dances with wolves :( and my sisters husband does work for Nasa, im sure they would let me borrow a super computer if i asked nicely e_e (and had a tranc darts)
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Moltakt
Moltakt: answer for question yes deffinetly i'm waiting for the game since u announced it because it would be nice since it didn't let me in while the servers here were up anyways cant wait for 1st august wish you luck cya
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The Jop
The Jop: I would love it, but I think at this point you guys may be far too busy.
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ray990
ray990: Yes of course
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Genericrandom
Genericrandom: Hmmm, yeah. I'd love to see a mockumentary, so long as it doesn't slow anything else down. If it lets you guys decompress and speed up? Go for it. If it's not really any extra work anyway? Go for it! Otherwise, I'd really rather see the time go into getting the game running.
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Hamofawe367
Hamofawe367: Hey! I liked Dances with Wolves!!!
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Sky Blade
Sky Blade: YEs artix i want to see how u do things in the lab with AQ3d
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powerdragonae
powerdragonae: I would like to see video about the AQ3D.
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The_Fallen
The_Fallen: YESS MAKE A VIDEO ON IT THE MAKING OF Legends of Lore xD
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jakemaster1390
jakemaster1390: Please Please Please make the video. I love everything you do and would love to see you guys do it as Mockumentary films are one of my favourite things to see.
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Rakleon
Rakleon: Yo YESSSSSS , i think most of the players actually agreed with the Video-recording :D
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Loremaster
Loremaster: Omg I even had to look up what and exabyte was.
Dont listed to Verkone you games are totally awesome.
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Drath 13
Drath 13: YES!!! I think making those videos is a great idea, it's what I do when I make games on unity.
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Serious
Serious: Luckyly I have a Chrome Book. I have unlimited gigabytes of memory on my chrome book because my chrome book runs online like no other so I would have no trouble playing this game...
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bignt
bignt: Yes i would love to see some footage :D
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dreg
dreg: you have got to be kiding
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champin of chaos drakath
champin of chaos drakath: devantly theres not anuf videos of u can beleen be in some laes she cute :3
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Tiamaat
Tiamaat: Wow... those are some requirements. Too bad NASA wouldn't ever take my email application or I'd have most of the requirements! And as for Dances w/ Wolves... never watched it to know if I like it :p

As for recording the making of AQ3D and a ultra cheesy video, Do Eeeeeet do eeeeet!! And must have puns! And sock puppets, and motion capture bloopers (loved the one with Beleen).

Anyways keep up the epic work!
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GPBoy08
GPBoy08: Good luck making the aq 3D game guys!
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BladeMaster
BladeMaster: Yesh ^-^ Oh yeah, if someone appears in the door of the Underground Lab, asking to tour, would you accept? >:P
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Lord Ur
Lord Ur: "When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." -C S Lewis

YESS! Just do whatever feels best. One thing you can do better then crashing, wrecking, damaging, corrupting, freezing, and loading blue scrolls of death in Unity and Abobe is being your normal crazy self. So I say if you want to do it! If not then not!

wait a minute did I take up all this space to basically not give an opinion. hmmm.. (; !Something really dramatic about dragonflies and doughnuts!! Not at all to change the subject of course.
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Slayerz
Slayerz: This made me laugh SO HARD

and yes I would like you to start recording video of you making AQ3D and release a mockumentary
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zuvizu
zuvizu: i would love the mockumentary
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Megalus Doomslayer
Megalus Doomslayer: We NEEEEEEEEEEED that footage!
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pryomantress
pryomantress: hello-a! it's me, mario! u called-a? *snicker* LOL.
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Sephira The Twilight
Sephira The Twilight: DOOOOO EEEEEEEEEEETTTTT
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Actaius
Actaius: i actually did like that movie, i've seen it over 5 times or such :p
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Z Man
Z Man: U should make the behind the scenes video. and also about the super-computer thing. its simple! all the players just break into NASA at midnight and hope no one sees them! /\_/\
P.S the speakers are broken on my computer. could you get some stealth ninjas to come to my house and fix it? if you dont have any, im sure some shoe making elves should work just fine. =)
BATTLE ON!
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Phenix200
Phenix200: Yea, seeing how you guys work would be so awesome =D
Btw, good luck for everything, this game seems huge to create, and I really hope I will be around for the Beta and Alpha Tests!
Cya guys (maybe) in-game!
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Snuzzy79
Snuzzy79: I'm so excited for AQ3D Legend Of Lore! Hmm cheesy videos of a really cool game that is coming up? YES!
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Zhing
Zhing: DO IT!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!! i can't wait!!
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jinglebob5
jinglebob5: Yeah, I think you guys should do it, I really enjoyed the puppet show you guys did, so I assume this will be just as funny, we might even get to understand some of the lab jokes lol
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ColinjBlanchard
ColinjBlanchard: I really think both Dage and Nulgath are great artists, and that you could should keep it up. I think AE really needs to use resources like those 2 to make a graphic design company. Maybe it can be fantasy designs twisted into something modern!
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