Design Notes

AlphaKnight

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We are building a new 3D, web based, MMO, in Flash, called AdventureQuest3D: Legend of LORE. If you have never been with us for the creation of a new game before, then hold on to your helms (or hoods, or hair, or ears) because what we do is stupidly crazy and definitively insane.  We start with only one town, very limited features, and then build the game right under your feet as you play it. 

AdventureQuest 3D Helms

If you were with us for the creation of the original flash-based AdventureQuest, DragonFable, MechQuest, AdventureQuest Worlds or any our other games, then you may know (or have heard) how this goes. We want you to build the game along side us. But this type of experience is not for everyone. If you want to play a finished, fully functional game... you know, something where you hit the attack button and it actually attacks, instead of twisting your character in half and snaping like that one scene from the Iron Man 2... or worse, you hit attack and nothing happens because combat currently does not work (Note: It does not) then you should wait until we have the "LIVE RELEASE" which should happen around October.  If you are the sort of person who can handle browser crashing, broken features, rapidly evolving... everything, and are more interested in helping us build the game than playing it -- then we need your help. If you are willing, you should consider becoming an AlphaKnight.

Adventurequest 3D Dagger

AlphaKnight (A3K)

AlphaKnights, also known as an "A3K" are our elite testers. They are there from the beginning. Helping us squish bugs, running tests, improving chat, running tests, improving gameplay, running tests, and basically building the world ...and running tests. There are going to be so many tests you would think we were Aperture Science. But these tests are how AlphaKnights get ranked. See, for each test that an AlphaKnight participates in, they earn a certain number points. Convienently called, "AlphaPoints." Anyone else detecting a theme here? When the game goes live, you will have a character page on the Legend of LORE website which will display your acheivement badges for other players to see. Anyone who becomes an AlphaKnight will receive a special "AlphaKnight" badge on their AdventureQuest3D character page and it will also display their points (up to the cap) so they can prove how much they helped.  NOTE: Just for qualifying to become a AlphaKnight, you automatically get 200 points and the badge. In addition keeping score for an AlphaKnight (A3K), these points will have a mysterious use in the future. Dunnn dunnn dunnnn!

How can I become an AlphaKnight?

After carefully listening your comments, and taking into consideration everyone who has helped us get to where we are now, the prerequisites to becoming an Alpha Knight are as follows:

  • Alpha Testers of AQ3D
    If you have pre-registered for AQ3D, or participated in any AQ3D alpha test, you are automatically being awarded the title of AlphaKnight and all of your points are being transfered over! You do not have to do anything. Done. Finito! Congratulations! Winner winner chicken dinner!  (Note: If you did not get the 250pts for the last chat test yet... you know, the one that only lasted 3 hours, do not worry, that test will resume and you will be able to get the points when testing resumes.)

  • AQWorlds & HeroSmash Members
    If you have an active AQWorlds and/or HeroSmash Membership, and your account is linked to portal.battleon.com you will be able to create an account and when the tests resume you will automatically recieve AlphaKnight status and 200pts. (PRIORITY ACCESS: Since you are pretty much paying for the cost of running the testing servers, your ACTIVE Membership will grant you additional access, and also priority access when capacity is an issue. Only seems fair.)

  • AQ Guardians, DF DragonLords, MQ StarCaptains, and EpicDuel Varium Users
    If you supported us in our other games and your account(s) are linked to portal.battleon.com ... congratulations, you qualify to become an AlphaKnight! (WHAAAAAAT?!?!?!?!?!?!) I know, during the previous incarnation of this plan we were really, really, really concerned about the limited server space. This is still a serious issue... but we will find a way to make it work. I listened to all of the comments from the players of these games and to be bluntly honest, I had trouble sleeping at night after making the original announcement. You are the reason we are here, and I personally WANT you to be a part of this... and everything we build in the future. I love you guys.

While I was writing this, Adobe posted on their blog that there is going to be an extension to the Licensing which may give us more (much needed) time to get the game running. We are going to start updating our websites in a week with the designs from our new designer, Draven ....I am going to ask Captain to temporarily put something in the portal to reflect your AlphaKnight (A3K) status and current amount of points.I am sure there will be a lot of additional questions and things I missed here -- I will do my best to address them on the F.A.Q. when it goes live next week. But as a rule of thumb, "We are building the game crazily wrong, and treating you guys right." The way it should be!

Be sure to check back each day as I update you on our progress and post weird photos. Having been sick for nearly 2 weeks, I have a lot of interesting photos queued up that I have been dying to post. For example, appearently, Kimberly of One-Eye Doll took the Sepulchure figure on stage with her during a concert.

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X
X: Well consider me an AlphaKnight then.
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Celticspirit
Celticspirit: almost cant wait
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The Extraordinary Mr. E
The Extraordinary Mr. E: Glad to see AQ Guardians, DF DragonLords, MQ StarCaptains, and EpicDuel Varium users are being taken into consideration. Didn't want to be left behind in the shadows.
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Celticspirit
Celticspirit: i like the helmets
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Gavintrujillo
Gavintrujillo: awesome, im an alpha knight!!! i didn't even know what it was called!
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Maverick_Serris
Maverick_Serris: I'm rather excited with the news on the game in progress, and I've three questions.
- What else can those who have helped already help more?
- Will the AlphaKnight badge unlock anything in Legends of Lore in the future or any other game?
- Will the badge show on any other game profile page?
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McRichter
McRichter: I've been with you guys since a few years before Dragonfable went into Alpha/Beta, and I've loved every game you've put out since then, so I can say I cannot wait to be apart of the testing along with everyone else.

I can't wait to see the pictures either! Ugh, there's so much I can't wait for!
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Obscured
Obscured: I'm a bit confused, If I supported AQW through AC's, do I get the achievement/badge/points? I would think yes, but it only said membership for AQW & HS, but I have registered a name for LoL.
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militum
militum: 11 more days until august 1st cant wait.
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bignt
bignt: This is so cool :D , now everyone will have a chance to be an alphaknight , keep up the great work guys because we all can't wait for the next AlphaTest :D!!
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Silver-Dragon
Silver-Dragon: Such great news! I'd be honoured to be an AlphaKnight for you. Always and forever AE :)
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Drack122
Drack122: im very concerned about the beta testing and cant wait to start on it . :D I've been soooooooooooo focused drawing i didnt check my current events for AE. NOW IM READY TO TAKE THESE QUESTS ON !! :D ! especially since I've played all of your games since i was only about 7 years old. I AM A TRUE AE FAN :P
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Drack122
Drack122: p.s you guys shuold check the controls on, cartoon networks game, FusionFall. The controls are great ! :) w-walk up a-walk sideways (left) s-walk backwards d-walk sideways (right). and the other controls -_- up arrow-walk up left arrow-walk sideways down arrow- walk backwards right arrow- walk sideways.

-thanks
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Shadowyumyum
Shadowyumyum: Wow, I qualify twice! Can't wait to log in!
when are the Character pages coming online?
My Username for AQ3d: Legend of Lore is ChaosCalibur
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JammalWolf
JammalWolf: That fuzzy feeling in my stomach when I fall into all of the AlphaKnight categories
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svrsaver
svrsaver: wow im alpha knight awesome gr8 sword btw
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svrsaver
svrsaver: this is soo intruiging i cannot wait and i love artix's blog posts don't you
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Inversive
Inversive: THANKYOU for giving access to Guardians, Dragonlords, etc.
You're doing great, and I seriously look forward to playing.

P.S. I love that part in Ironman 2
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Loremaster
Loremaster: Oh I pre-registered but I didn't do the 1st alpha test because it was done at like 12 o'clock at night and it also turns out I wont be able to help with the next alpha test because Im on holiday to france. Save some for AQ3D
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Slayernator
Slayernator: can't wait for the next round of alpha testing!!!!! :D
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Serico7
Serico7: I Play a lot of MMORPGs and you guys are my top favorites. Games like runescape, they perfect everything, the have 200m players( which IMO 70% are probably bots), and have all site picture perfect. However, on the inside, the devs are a little corrupt and arrogant. Most MMORPGS try to suck all the money they can out of you. I respect you because you are fun outside the game. I will continue to play for a long time because of this.
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Serenfyrr
Serenfyrr: Ooh yippee! I ran through the list of who gets to be AlphaKnight and was like 'check, check, check, ooh, check!' I'll see everyone on the next live test!
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SSJ2 RevzZ
SSJ2 RevzZ: Sounds like a plan to me! I'll be sure to help out as much as possible considering I've forked out a lot of money for AE (and I still plan to do MOAR!)
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EagleViper
EagleViper: You guys should also make AlphaKnight a classsince you can rank up
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IamMa3e99
IamMa3e99: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Going down the pre-reqs for A3K I was so happy I nearly exploded with joy. It is so nice to be able to participate in another alpha test. I am sure that this will be one of my favorite games when alpha comes out. Thanks again!
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pkmnmastah
pkmnmastah: the items look really good. I can't wait to so how bad they look on my computer when playing the game.
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Daveon
Daveon: AWESOME! Can't wait to be an alphaknight!! :DD
This will be my first time participating in an alpha test! Can't imagine squishing lots of bugs with other players XD

All The Best,
6kingz6 LoL name: Daveon :)
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Blaze0812
Blaze0812: Well i'm done i don't have to do anything, -Salute- my fellow alpha knights.
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BladeMaster
BladeMaster: I think everyone would love to become an AlphaKnight xD Everyone thats in the Alpha, that is.
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GimlieAE
GimlieAE: So excited for this game! I've been an AE follower for a few years now and you guys truly know how to respect the players and truly listen to us. Much love ;D
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Worse Doughnut
Worse Doughnut: I'm glad that AQ/MQ/DF/etc. users are going to be finally allowed into an Alpha test, but I'm just worried about how the space will work out.

Oh well, I blindly trust AE, so don't mess up!
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Sela
Sela: I would gladly try to test thing until they crash :D

Battle On!
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Gjappy
Gjappy: @Maveric_Serris I can only answer your first question I think. You can help more with AQ3D by giving good idea's, and participating and reporting bugs in the coming Alpha Tests.
Your other questions only Artix can answer.

@Obscured Since you have pre-registered a name for Legends of Lore (AQ3D) you are an Alpha Knight.
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Zerorage23
Zerorage23: I'm assuming that the alpha points will be used to buy alpha gear later on or getting free alpha gear based on how many alpha points you have.Alpha
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xMaCgEmTeCx
xMaCgEmTeCx: I Love Alpha Testing because you get exclusive stuff and honestly AE is the only reason i play all day in a computer .... keep on making awesome video games and especially online ones xD
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Merdinho
Merdinho: It's so good that now DL's are able to play in the alpha test!!!
That was my dream, thanks :D
Really, I could say morehere, one day I will say everything I want to say about AE and the people that work there...but not now, I'm somewhat tired :P
Keep up the good work and BATTLE ON!
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Elite_Chaotic_Ninja
Elite_Chaotic_Ninja: Being a member of both hero smash and aq worlds, securing a name for aq3d, AND being an Arttix VIP, I might get quadruple alphaknight status!
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svrsaver
svrsaver: wait so we could play with our epic duel or aq or mq or df accounts in the alpha test? AWESOME!
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donis kay
donis kay: oh yeah my first alpha testing is here i'm very happy, hello all AlphaKnight
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zanon
zanon: hi five for AE's total Awesomeness !!!
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Controler_Freak (not control freak)
Controler_Freak (not control freak): my name has been controlerfreak for lots of games, and evey AE game. It was from an artical in a gamestop magazine (if you know that artical and witch issue year and page it was on and you could tell me, that would be awsome.) But after several players who have seen me before called me control freak ( i bet 5 alpha points one of you other alpha nights have) I have desided to go with a dfferent name on AQ3D:LoL (<<< was that artix's idea? lol?) my AQ3D name is Maxwell, which is my last name, and i want to state right now, if anyone calls me make, ima take an Item Name strait to your face -_- go alpha!
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JammalWolf
JammalWolf: This is my second Alpha test
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shihan01
shihan01: @Fill fighter I cant play aq3d because am not a member of any ae games wish I could
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Derpyfire
Derpyfire: Is Alpha Knight a class? If it is then it'll be epic!
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Miho AE
Miho AE: I AM SO EXCITED!!!! :3
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Z Man
Z Man: Hey, will AlphaKnights get one of those awesome Item Names? :D
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Gjappy
Gjappy: @FireFireFirey Not sure if it will be a class, they did not yet release the first class in Legend of Lore.

@Z man Alpha Knights will have to test the shop- and item system too. So yes, I think you might be able to obtain an "Item Name" item.
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Spyrix
Spyrix: Those Epicduel Varium Users really need a name. Delta V Knights? V-Knights?
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Master_Yi
Master_Yi: "Item Name" should be made a real item for beta testers.
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Seez
Seez: when can i play ..all this wait is killing me xD
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RookieVII
RookieVII: looking forward to this, I feel like what i did when AQW was still in alpha/beta testing
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Gregku
Gregku: Man, I sure can't wait for the next alpha test!
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Kvasir
Kvasir: I was very jelous of my brother when the aqw alpha was on, due to the fact i couldnt remember my Guardian password. Not one of my brightist moments i have to admit. But i shal not miss this one! Exept of course the first chat test..... yeh, i missed that...... next one?
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theDRAG0NMASTER
theDRAG0NMASTER: What will ledgends of lore be rated and for what?
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Muninn
Muninn: Alpha Knight should be a class for anyone who is an Alpha tester. I hope so. They did the Alpha pirate in AQWorlds so why shouldn't they give Alpha testers for this game a special test to XD.
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Muninn
Muninn: I can't wait to do my first alpha testing lol. I was the beta tester "Jak Frost" in AQWorlds yet that isn't even my name on this. I have been goin by "Muninn" for a long time now but it wasn't available lol. I had to reserve my alternant name "Huginn" for this.

I hope the AlphaKnight is a class and it would make alot of since seeing that it would make more people want to play the Alpha more.

I have been a member of DF, MQ, AQ, and AQWorlds for a long time now ;p.
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l3g10na1r
l3g10na1r: how do you guys test it or consider it to artix?
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DraCat
DraCat: As a Member in everything, I get triple-quadruple priority access pl0x? :D

-Drakky =D
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99berzerkers
99berzerkers: this sucks. Ive been playing adventurequest since i was 11. and i now play every game artixentertainment has released. unfortunately i have never paid for any upgrade for any of them. I am super exited for aq 3d and i want to play it as early as i can. i guess ill just have to wait its its released and not become an alphaknight. : (
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Zhing
Zhing: WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! i am so happy!! indescribable joy!!! (i can't wait)
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Blizzard
Blizzard: How do we know when the tests go on? I've been checking on this site so much for months and I missed the last test. I really want to be a part of this but I don't think I'll be here to notice something happens that only last a few hours >.< Could Y'all send an email to anyone that signed up like an hour or so before launching the server? Actually no I guess that would make them too crowded. I'll just check in more often.
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Dead Legend
Dead Legend: Hello pls help me :D I am member in AQW and i pre-registr my name in AQW3D. I am Alpha Knight ? No ???? How i got alpha knight ?
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.Joerte
.Joerte: Hmm...
Best post I have seen since the preregistration post itself.Now instead of using Artix points for Aqw membership i could possibly get a founder status on AQ3D:LOL.Its also great to be part of the alpha testing and helping AE out with the creation of another one their fantastic games.

The Alphaknight status and all of its potential perks doesn't hurt either. However seeing how outdated the Aqw alpha items have become chances are I may get items due to their rarity only. On that note I wonder what people from other AE games may get.
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The Resistance
The Resistance: Hmm Very Nice i cant believe its gonna be live this week :D, Also what is the battle style, and will we be able to play this on IPAD/Tablet?
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Tiamaat
Tiamaat: Yay AlphaKnight ! Oh, hey, if it's abbreviated A3K, does that mean we also get 3,000g? And and armor, class, pet? Oh and might as well throw in a town, house and the kitchen sink :p.

Anyways, I can't wait to try the next tests out. This is the first actual alpha I've been in, though I've been around since you only had AQ. But it should be so fun to see what breaks and what changes from start to end! I've always loved the creation stage of things. Aaaaaaand it doesn't hurt to have a few perks ;3
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yusuke urimashi
yusuke urimashi: cool im an Alphaknight!
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ichigo
ichigo: same here
The Slay Masters AP
The Slay Masters AP: Hey guys someone please reply. Do you have to participate in the alpha tests to get alpha knight or do you automaticly get it when preregistrating?
Pls reply.
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Dead Legend
Dead Legend: Alpha test ist on 1.August?
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Holopeor
Holopeor: just can't wait for test it :3
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Ipkcle
Ipkcle: Thank you AE team! I really appreciate all you've done for the players of your games. I loved all your other games and im sure AQ3D will be even better. BATTLEON!!!
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ColinjBlanchard
ColinjBlanchard: Indie FTW! Hey! I love you guys for the color you put into your games. Lets make this one a freaking octuple rainbow! A little neon, maybe even some fictional colors, like hopolopagus or zippleblockchhhh! WE CAN DO ANYTHING MUAHAHAHA!
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Archforts
Archforts: Cool, i am an Alpha Tester in HS and now i will be AlphaKnight in AQ3D. It's very cool, and i wish you can fix the Alpha Test bugs as soon as possible. Thank You.
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Dead Legend
Dead Legend: Yes ! :D now i have 450 points 8-D
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ichigo
ichigo: lol i oly got 200
I UnderLord I
I UnderLord I: My apologies for the late post and bump~

I return and find that AE has kindly offered alpha testing to anyone who supported in any way, despite the issues of space and servers that will indisputably rise. Thank you for this opportunity!
AE has lasted this long and will continue to until the end of time because of the staff especially; the playerbase is awesome, and so too is the staff. You guys are very hardworking and too modest, and you're much appreciated by all players of Artix Entertainment games.

Go, Artix! ;-)
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ichigo
ichigo: ik i want to play it so bad but it not fixed yet
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TheGuy1
TheGuy1: its december am i to late PLZ TELL ME IM NOT
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Blackwaltz
Blackwaltz: well i'm looking forward to this
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RYTHMIC
RYTHMIC: Were do we log in to play/test/alphaknigh thee game
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