Design Notes

VILLAINS!

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Can you name these villains?

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With the 10th Year Anniversary coming up -- we are doing a VERY special anniversary event in the game that started it all, the ORIGINAL AdventureQuest! We are pulling out all of the stops. In addition to Hollow, Eukara and the amazing team who updates AQ every week, we are bringing back original members of the team to work on this special event. Oishii will be drawing new NPCs, J6 will be helping, and I will even be helping write the quests (you guys missed by tongue-in-cheek puns, right?). Even Dage, who grew up as a mega AQ fan and eventually became one of AE's most popular artists is pitching in to help on this quest.

Random Thoughts

  • Oishii is redrawing Eukara and Hollow... I wonder what they will look like?
  • Dage was an obsessive player of the original AQ. It is what inspired him to become what he is today. Can you imagine how happy he is to be creating these special versions of the classic monsters for this event?
  • The AQ team is used to having their releases done waaaay ahead of schedule. I work on an... um... more chaotic, last-minute schedule. With only 2.5 weeks left, I am pretty sure I am driving them crazy.
  • Yergen might come help animate some of the monsters too!
  • We are going to write the special event so players who have never played the original AQ can play without having to know the huge number of complex storylines.
  • Players who have not logged in for a long time should get a heavy dose of nostalgia. 
  • Existing players should really enjoy the crazy art being created for the event.
  •  It is so much fun having everyone work together. We should do this more often :-)

Challenge!

Check out the "heads" in the image above.  Can you tell which classic AdventureQuest villain each one symbolizes? Post your guess as a comment!

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pkmnmastah
pkmnmastah: I know the one in the bottom right is seek-rat. I think his left is Carnax and the is also the dragon fro the sinister seven.
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larcbc1999
larcbc1999: the second is the red dragon
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redpanda2016
redpanda2016: the one on the bottom left is the boss monster recently released in the span in aqworlds. the one in the middle right is a void dragon. the one on the top right is Drakath. the one in the left middle is Akriloth.
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The Jop
The Jop: I hope you also do some drawing for AdventureQuest for the sake of nostalgia. From left to right and top to bottom, I think the villains are Calladus, Stragath, Akriloth, Epheel, Carnax, and the SeekRat.
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Enza
Enza: The bottom right is seekrat and I think the top right is drakath?
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nario123
nario123: the second is the red dragon, the 3rd one is a dragon, the fourth is carnax and the last one is the seek-rat
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Enza
Enza: I think the bottom right might be kathool atchoo
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Paragonian
Paragonian: These are amazing! I wish I could be as good as an artist as Anarax or Dage or J6. Jeese i wanna be a good artist...
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Yarghenforgen
Yarghenforgen: Middle right looks like a void dragon.
Bottom left's definitely Carnax.
Mmm, haven't played Adventurequest in a while. The others are ringing bells, but I can't put definite names on them.
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Grandma
Grandma: The bottom ones look like Carnax and SeekRat top right looks like Akriloth or Drakath maybe. The middle left one looks like it's wearing Drakonnan's mask. I'm guessing top left might be Calladus because of the horns.
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Lifetrain
Lifetrain: I really like how he made the rat look sinister and wet. It gives it the heavy feeling with fear.
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Brendan
Brendan: |???|???|
_________

|???|devourer|
_________

|???|seekrat|
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korangar
korangar: The first row looks like Calladus and Akriloth.
The middle row looks like a Drakonnan and Epheel Dragon heads.
The Third Row looks like Carnax and the Seek-rat.
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jeroniah
jeroniah: Well the first looks like a minotaur, the second has a likeness of a dashini(floating fire demon), idk third, fourth almost looks like a void dragon maybe, fith, i dont know( image that in a scooby do voice), last is definitly more seekrat, are we really bringing seekrat into this? He has been used so much......
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SH4DOWNINJA08
SH4DOWNINJA08: Carnax That's All I Know...:D
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Gjappy
Gjappy: - Earth Dragon
- Alrikoth
- Plasma Dragon
- Behomoth
- Carnax
- Seek Rat

That's what I think they are.
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sirlorenz
sirlorenz: left top: Calladus
left mid: ultradrakonnan
left down: Carnax
right top: drakath
right mid: epheel
right down: Seekrat
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kabimarta1
kabimarta1: Let's see...

*Earth Dragon
*Akriloth
*Plasma Dragon
*Behemoth
*Carnax
*Seek Rat

Yeah, I agree, I think they're those guys too.
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DaneChieftain
DaneChieftain: Villains, villains,villains........ hmmmm

This is tough, but since we already got a clue that its villains, ill take a guess on the two at the bottom. The bottom left must be the bearded villain Yulgar, and the bottom right must be the longeared villain Twilly
Thats what you get when you go moglin punting day in and day out, Twillys go angwy and takes over all of lores chweezburgars)
Yulgars just always been evil - hes the one they talk about in the news when a disturbed neighbour tells that Yulgar always seemed so kind and helpfull - that noone ever suspected that he was capable of something horrible like, for example, moglin-punting.
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Naze UB
Naze UB: I think they are : second:Akriloth,fourth:Void Dragon, sixth:Carnax and the last: Seek Rat ..
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Elite_Chaotic_Ninja
Elite_Chaotic_Ninja: I have been so eager to test my knowledge, as I have been a huge fan of artix's games since the beginning! Now an Artix VIP, I accept this challenge! 1. seeker's dragon...?
2. Akriloth (Almost sure) or iconic red dragon
3. possibly undead akriloth
4. behemoth
5. definitely carnax
6. seekrat, master of all B.U.R.P.s!
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Elite_Chaotic_Ninja
Elite_Chaotic_Ninja: I need you to evaluate my aqw account soon, because I can't get any adventure coins and I REALLY want the fighting frogzard! PLEASE FIX MY ACCOUNT OR AT LEAST ADD SOME ACS! I'M BEGGING YOU!!!
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superbat3
superbat3: Sigh, stiil no sign of LOL in weeks. Please artix give us updates with LOL again because it looks like your just stalling time
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Kinzvlle
Kinzvlle : @Superbat Oh be quiet. It`s not like this site is just for LoL anymore, its the genrel AE site. Plus I love the kind of dn`s he`s doing reminds me of the olden days.
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Paragonian
Paragonian: is the one on the bottom left The Million eyed monster in Greenguard in aqw?
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powerdragonae
powerdragonae: Only one I know is the top left -Delesoth.
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Colossus
Colossus: Rotating clockwise beginning with top left corner.

1. No idea, but he's probably a killer beast. :P
2. Drakath, right?
3. Some Void monster, Void Dragon maybe?
4. Seeeeeeeeeeeeekraaaaaaaaat!
5. What is THAT? Like a Carnax-y thing?
6. Drakonnan-ish dragon creature thingamajigummy
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Voydspektre
Voydspektre: I know you guys probably dont pay much attention to whiny comments like these, but can i manee a suggesgion? Its the character heads in AQ. Compared to the other AMAZING art in the game, i kinda feel they're a let down :(
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Withered
Withered: 1 Zigirat, undead dragon
2 Akriloth
3 Edan the fire dragon
4 Behemoth or Void Dragon
5 Carnax
6 Seek-Rat
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MrFareez
MrFareez: The coulesesvicks
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MrFareez
MrFareez: Collosevsem
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Abaddon
Abaddon: Since the top left is most likely Calladus, I think the top right is Calladus' pet dragon as opposed to Drakath or Akriloth. It would be weird if Calladus got new art and his dragons didn't.

So the only one that leaves is the middle left...Its head does look very similar to Drakonnan's mask, so perhaps Drakonnan has now become a fire dragon or something.
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sixto3
sixto3: the first one mybe can be named !!cornubus!! the second one !!daptiluscriptor!!the 3th !!skull dagedragon!! the 4th !!boneconstrictor!!the 5th !!octucyclop!!the 6th !!ratloredom!!
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kelefi
kelefi: straguss the great dragonlord.
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captaindoom
captaindoom: have no clue :/
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Blazer1392
Blazer1392: I'm not into the story that much but I can guess which villains these are. I might even make a fake name for some.
1. Death III 2. Drakath (Dragon)
3. Xan the Dragon 4. Greed Minion
5. Octopus Carnax 6. Sewer Rat Queen
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Sombryo007
Sombryo007: Mano Como fasso para manda meu desenho para boxes do aqword??
Gosto muito do game..
P/ English»:-)
Mano How do I send my design for the boxes aqword? I love the game ..
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pingpom3
pingpom3: the first on the top is graveclaw, i think, then the one with tentacles on his chin is caranax.
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