Design Notes

Winning Monster - 3D & Animated

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Acevorah (3D Monster, in Flash)

Miguel Mendes is the winner of the 1st AQ3D monster design contests with his entry, the Acevorah. The team modeled and animated his monsterous creation. Give it a little bit to load, then use keys 0 through 8 to trigger animations. To change the camera angle, click and drag. Below is the original monster entry.

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Does the file load? Is it animating in your browser? Let us know if it works and what you think! Comment below. 15% chance I will see your Twitter post... but 100% I will see if you post here.

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Vekyo
Vekyo: I'm running the latest version of Chrome: it took about a minute to load, then ran without major problems. FPS wasn't very stable though, there are significant hiccups every minute or so.The attack and hit animations look great, but something about the walk bugs me; it might be an illusion because the environment isn't moving, but where I imagine its center of mass to be doesn't add up with how you guys have it move.
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OBY1
OBY1: AWESOME!!!
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Zajiiriin
Zajiiriin: Purely awesome.
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SlayerKid
SlayerKid: Definitely loads, animates worked fine, and im really looking forward to this game.
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The Extraordinary Mr. E
The Extraordinary Mr. E: Yes, the file is loading an animating in my browser (Google Chrome). Looks great.
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Rinma
Rinma: All I get is a solid black screen.
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dooooooom lord
dooooooom lord: Its taking a while to load. :/ I'm using unity and flash.
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acnologiat
acnologiat: what a beautiful piece of heartache this has all turned out to be <3
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Captain Rhubarb
Captain Rhubarb: Looks great! The unity player seems working ok.
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LanceDrake
LanceDrake: Looks great. Loads completely fine and wuite fast as well. The animated version looks so much like the entry, cant tell a difference
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Julian_Shadowblade
Julian_Shadowblade: works on safari
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McQuester
McQuester: The file loads and runs smoothly on IE9 64bit.
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Tarnation
Tarnation: I like it!! Can't wait to play the game with monsters in it.(I played when the testing was out) Just another AE game to add on my list of awesome games! lol
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pkmnmastah
pkmnmastah: yup it load for me in firefox. it looks awesome. can't wait to kill one in AQ3D LOL(Legends of Lore)
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McQuester
McQuester: Also, it's BEAUTIFUL!!!
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Kae
Kae: Very cool, I hope it becomes a popular enemy ,a new "Frogzard".
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Artix
Artix: Just wait until you see the Frogzard O_O
Gynorc
Gynorc: Nice job animating it AETeam. It looks better than I could have thought of it. Now I can't wait to play the game.
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Gynorc
Gynorc: Loaded perfectly with no problem what so ever
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Vypie
Vypie: It ended up really good! Words cannot describe my happiness :D
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mlkk22
mlkk22: wow.that is awesome!!!!!
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Vypie
Vypie: In looks, it looks very similar to what I designed. Some proportions were changed, and all the small details are there! Its awesome! The animations really surprised me, I really had wished for a 'Modelviewer' to see it up close and moving! This means a lot to me. Thank you very much guys :) Oh, by the way! If you zoom the page (with Ctrl+ I think), the screen gets even bigger!
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Enchanthor0
Enchanthor0: It lags like crazy for me. It is crazy. That is just because I have very old and horrible computer though. I tried on another really fast one though and it worked perfectly. I just hope I'll be able to at least play the game with the lowest settings.
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Serious
Serious: Works on my Chrome for Android with flash
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Ultimumlord
Ultimumlord: Vyple congratulation and the animation is awesome. But i do think it should walk faster. oh yeah about browser animation i pressed so many numbers at once that i frozed his breath (green fire) and got it to working by pressing 1 again. it was awesome.
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TemporalMaster
TemporalMaster: Works fine here, great animation. Using Google Chrome here, beta version.
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BlackPhoenix
BlackPhoenix: looks beautiful, but lags terribly on my laptop. Oh well, I just gotta wait till I can get a job X)
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BlackPhoenix
BlackPhoenix: on terms of design, absolutely stunning. It seems like a boss or miniboss as opposed to a common enemy though....maybe a younger one would do as a common monster.... Still awesome though :)
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Zanzibaarus
Zanzibaarus: This once again brings me to hope it'll be a turn-based 3D fighter instead of a WoW-style "press every key and click a thousand times to win" game.
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Hamofawe367
Hamofawe367: AWESOME!!!!
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warriormaners
warriormaners: do you have to upgrde an account to play this?
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Artix
Artix: To play in the upcoming tests as an AlphaKnight, you will need to have supported an AE game (and have that game linked to your AE account.) In the distant future, this game will be free just like all of our games.
Vaxos
Vaxos: This is pretty awesome! I noticed that after you clicked 3 and then went on to click another button it would make, well what looked like, a combination or combo of both moves? Was that intended? Intended or not, it still looks completely awesome!
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Menirz
Menirz: Loaded, animating, and 100% amazing. The sketch itself was something to be amazed with, but i find it hard to believe how well it looks in 3D.
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Thegoldengoober
Thegoldengoober: Honestly I am really impressed by all the effort you guys are putting into this game. I looks like it is coming out really well.
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Norania
Norania: I will definitely get creamed by this monster.
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Kodix 101
Kodix 101: The file loaded and it's animating in my broswer (IE). It works perfectly and I love it!
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Artix
Artix: Thank you all so much for the positive feedback! I *REALLY* like the commenting system on here. We are working out some of the bugs.. but this is so much more usable than FaceBook & Twitter. (Your messages do not scroll off the screen before I get a chance to read them all here!)
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Rasdor the Bloodthirsty
Rasdor the Bloodthirsty: This is awesome!! It is wonderfully animated and love the animations it has.
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RyuujinZekinzino
RyuujinZekinzino: Loads in Firefox. That looks pretty boss. It kinda reminds me of a Turtle and a Rhinoceros Beetle combined together. Maybe.
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Lyraxiana
Lyraxiana: I turned the camera to make the creature face me and pressed 2. I will have nightmares for the rest of my life.
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Syafwan
Syafwan: Wow !!! Nice 3D Monster ... By the way , congratulation to Miguel Mendes for winning AQ3D monster design contests ...
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Fife M
Fife M: EPIC!!!! The resemblence is stunning. And the animation works perfectly. Quintuple thumbs up!!!!(If I had five thumbs...)
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Izacus
Izacus: That turned out great! The ridiculous detail really helps pull off the overall beauty of it. On my computer, the animations executed flawlessly so there's no problem there. As long as all the rest turn out this way (and I'm sure they will, knowing you guys), Legends of Lore could be the most beautiful game I've ever seen!!!
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KJinx101
KJinx101: It is sooo great! the animations are kinda slow, and a little glitchy with toggle. Other than that I LOVE how the animation matches the picture. Wow. great job!
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welsmonk
welsmonk: Loaded fast and graphics look smooth. Movement is a little jumpy but its a great start. I really can't wait to here the roar of that beast though. Good job guys impressed with it like I have been for the last 7 years.
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Belhunter
Belhunter: Ran completely smoothly on Safari, took about 3o secs to load and then was perfect, great amount of time to read the post whilst waiting.
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ImmortalPoseidon
ImmortalPoseidon: it looks like a giant headcrab from half life 2
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zantor36
zantor36: Wow, I'm really impressed with the quality of the art so far! I've bought games that you have to download from a cd and gotten lesser quality, I'd say the quality and detail in this is easily comparable to wizard101&Pirate101 but more awesome because it's AE. You guys have been amazing me for years and i look forward to even more years of amazement, AE rocks! XD
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Rezilia
Rezilia: Using Chrome. All I'm getting is a small rectangle button that says Get Flash Here. When I click it, the entire animation area becomes a part of the Adobe page that shows the whole 3D You Already Have Flash thing. Yes - it replaces the image, it does not open in a new tab or window.
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Rezilia
Rezilia: *adding
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Rezilia
Rezilia: *adding - I have Chrome, which already has Flash. It should not be doing this. Also, please allow us to press Enter for new paragraphs. I keep on sending unfinished messages =.=;
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Qyp
Qyp: It loaded and was animating. Epic... epic indeed.. XDD
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Brendan
Brendan: chrome 15 second load, fudging awesome(gotta keep your age restriction down to a minimum :-> ), animations all work great, can move around smoothly no lag that i have had, great work, and congratulations miguel, you lucky very skilled man, have a great day
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Grim.
Grim.: all in all great but I have to point out though that there is no animation regarding the monster with its vetigial legs folded and head tucked inside as indicated in the drawing. Im guessing this is just partially done as all other monsters are, is it not.
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Hunter
Hunter: I like it
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Paragonian
Paragonian: Dude guys this looks amazing looks like something from a different dimension! You guys are the most talented people I know!
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Zhing
Zhing: It worked, and it was AWESOME!!! works like magic in Firefox.
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Madax
Madax: Wow! The 3D seems to be working really, really well in the browser! You guys are doing an awesome job at making this a reality! It loaded quickly and the animations played smoothly. The textures look as good as downloadable 3D games. ...But... I'm probably only going to play AQ3D casually... because I have some souls to posses and evolve in my all-time favourite AE game, Oversoul!
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gossj1000
gossj1000: are you gona take the OTHER ENTRIES I MEAN THE OTHER ONES BELOW THE 1ST PLACE ENTRY
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Qyp
Qyp: It loaded and was animating. Epic... epic indeed.. XDD
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NovaDraconis
NovaDraconis: Running Chrome, and it loaded slow enough to read the post before viewing the animations. The animations are a bit choppy, but my computer's gfx card is rather subpar, so it's probably just me and not you guys.
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NovaDraconis
NovaDraconis: The creature itself sorta reminds me of Kyurem from Pokemon Black/White, except this version is like its poison/dragon-type Forme.
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Aurae
Aurae: It doesn't work for me. *sad face* I've had it loading for about 15m and nothing. My browser is a little out of date (too lazy to update), but everything Flash-based usually runs fine for me.
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Loremaster
Loremaster: Looks really cool. Loving it,
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Dragonmand
Dragonmand: the monster is epic!!! and when i looked at it's back i got a funny idea, why not make the player able to tame sertain monsters and then ride on ther backs! and when yiu ride on them you can use their powers and gain ther hp. untill ether a monster kills it or you deside to jump off, it's a little like when you ride on your dragon in Dragonfable
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Loremaster
Loremaster: Works good in Chrome but the small problem is it is a tiny bit laggy. Thats probably my download speed if like 1. xD. The game (before it was closed to players) was running smoothly on Chrome and still I hadn't downgraded :D. What I think would be nice is you could have it in like a download launcher. This might be nicer for people like me who dont necessarily want to spend 5 seconds looking for it. (Im lazy xD, also I dont mind it in browser just might be a little easier thats all).
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Rayix
Rayix: loaded in about a half minute for me in crome on my mac book pro running osx, and...its pretty laggy. I play games like TF2 on my computer and it works with minimal lag so im hoping this will work for me in the future. but right now its attempting to lag out with only one monster on screen, As it is right now I don't think my computer will be able to handle this game. maybe it there was a download option, but i know thats not your guys modo. So ill just be crossing my fingers that it works for me, keep up the good work.
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Zion
Zion: Runs smoothly on a core i3 with integrated graphics, so that's encouraging... But it uses a ton of RAM and CPU!
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GeneralNoble
GeneralNoble: Hello. Can i play aq3d with this Specs (Intel Dual core 1.60GHz, 2 GB ram, GeForce 210 nvidia video card.)?
Serious
Serious: @GEN. Noble You don't need any of those "system requirements" because (as much as I know) AQ3D will run on "Adobe Flash Player".
theDRAG0NMASTER
theDRAG0NMASTER: It works great, google chrome latest version, win 7. also I think that the mandibles should move. I think in a dn post soon you should say what kind of more mature content aq3d is gonna have because i bet some younger teenagers are wondering if they'll be able to play.
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bgamer
bgamer: Hey It works fast,smooth,and looks awesome! I've always loved your games and I cant wait for you guys to continue the testing but take your time and Battleon! ps. I used google chrome
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fate3182
fate3182: It ran well on internet explorer, looks really cool.
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Fate
Fate : Love it! Reminds me of something out of morrowind. :)
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Niroquill
Niroquill: Well a bit laggy, it may be because of my old cpu. I might try changing the bits, if someone can help me or direct me in the right spot, and I mean anyone .-. Other than that it's amazing, I don't mind the little lag it has I do kinda got a back up cpu but again if anyone can help that'd be fine. Also another amazing job A.E, so far AQ3D reminds me of when AQW was first being built! And somewhat of OverSoul. Again Artix and the team you guys contiguously stay as my role models for my future, here's a hint: I want to be in or run a gaming network like A.E ^-^ you guys rock and I will keep doing my best as long as you guys stay epic!
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Serious
Serious: You can try downloading a stabler browers (ie. Chrome) and if you delete unneeded files from your computer, that might help too. Make sure you have the latest version of Flash Player installed. Also make sure
Serious
Serious: Make sure you have a stable browser like Chrome and you might need a fast internet connection!
Niroquill
Niroquill: Thanks.
Paragonian
Paragonian: Wow guys this is just amazing!
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kabimarta1
kabimarta1: I like that monster design you got there! Kinda reminds me of Metroid.
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Wildsky360
Wildsky360: Awesome!! Can't wait to kill one!! :D
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OrginalSoma
OrginalSoma: Okay so at first It wasn't working (It just stayed a white screen for a while) but after scrolling down to comment on that when I scrolled back up to log in it was working. Slowly but working (The slow part is probably my terrible computer) My system is a: Dell Optiplex SX280 with integrated graphics processor Speed is 3000 ram is 1gb it's OS is Ubuntu 12.4 (Linux syste) and I'm using the latest version of firefox. (P.S Can't wait for this to be released or at least another test for Alpha Knights)
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Zyxoniz
Zyxoniz: Epic!
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bull
bull: It looks amazing!
A monster of 3-4 meters that can eat you whole * - *
It would be interesting to see the game this monster of various sizes and variations depending on location: D
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Phantom
Phantom: Love its Design!
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Phantom
Phantom: Took a few minutes to load* And waay to laggy for my computer.Looks great though.
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Phantom
Phantom: Took a few minutes to load* And waay to laggy for my computer.Looks great though.
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dreg
dreg: preety cool looks like some sort of bug
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Gjappy
Gjappy: Hopefully it is not a bug.
rysox
rysox: Loaded and worked fine in Google Chrome on Windows 8 :D
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ThatHeroPerson
ThatHeroPerson: Animation and models look great :D
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Dracojan
Dracojan: works just fine. and the animations are good.
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Dragunov
Dragunov: Its cool
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Athysin
Athysin: Looks amazing :D
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Coderz
Coderz: Awsome
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Ellonnah
Ellonnah: Wow, that looks incredible and the animations are great! Props, AE team.
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Ergotth
Ergotth: awsome ^^ I wonder if you also animate the second place winners, ppls would love to see my steampunk scorpion in this game *-*
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Artix
Artix: Your monster was really cool! Remind us again after we get through our current list of monsters. We are making... A LOT!
MoglinBeast
MoglinBeast: Ya I'd love to see that, sounds really cool.
Artix
Artix: I wish we had a like button so I could like all of your comments/feedback and "is working" confirmations!
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Amal
Amal: Wow i cant wait for this to be released this is going o be the best Ae game or either (Oversoul).
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hemare
hemare: Seriously! wow i will nead some 1 to teach me to drew like that i have a bloody evil chaotic devil hell monester with extras^_^
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Serious
Serious: Well done, Artix! Hope your game comes out before Christmas, so I can force my mates into buying it for Christmas!
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casey
casey: Cant wait for AQ3D:Legend of Lore to start!:)
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GeneralNoble
GeneralNoble: Can't Hardly wait to try this new artix game. I wish it would be more exciting to play.
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slayer of dead
slayer of dead: In the game that is going to be so hard to kill!!!
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Corverzex
Corverzex: When the severs are back online will there be premiere classes like Dragonlord and Doomknight Overlord for people who upgraded for the other games or got codes for games like AQworlds
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MoglinBeast
MoglinBeast: it's working, and could you guys continue to have these contests even after the game is made?
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Niroquill
Niroquill: Artix, will there be enchants? and wepond stats?
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baculi
baculi: its a little lag on my pc but its ok cuz i have a low graphic card and it looks like a futuristic monster by the robotic pieces on his armor
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Midnight
Midnight: Works pretty well for what it is meant to do, props for the work you have given this so far. If I may give my opinion, I do not favor the "plastic-ish" look(if this is the final design, that is); also the 6th animation (death) isn't too convincing - just my 2 cents. But yea, works beautifully on firefox.
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Voydspektre
Voydspektre: If you spam 0, it makes him DJ! :3
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overl0rd
overl0rd: holey cheese! you should make that part of an alienspace ship an make it a boss.oh and i dont mean the holey cheese in aqw
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Rukia16
Rukia16: 15 minute Waiting :|! And still loading ( Google chrome )
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Rukia16
Rukia16: Sorry , now it works PRFECTLY :)! :D Thanks for this preview .
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liamjh247
liamjh247: looks a bit like kyurem from pokemon
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Dusknoir
Dusknoir: Loads and works good on Chrome :3
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xypton
xypton: w3w
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xypton
xypton: hahahahahaha
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Blazer1392
Blazer1392: Cool combinations with 2: Fireball.
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Blazer1392
Blazer1392: 1. Can't resist: press 2 then 6 right away.
Blazer1392
Blazer1392: 3. SuperCharge: Press 3 then press 2 anytime.
Blazer1392
Blazer1392: 5. Angle burn: Press 2 then press 4 when it's charging.
Blazer1392
Blazer1392: 2. Flamethrower: Press 2 then press 1 any time when it's charging.
Blazer1392
Blazer1392: 4. Groundburn: Press 2 then press 5.
MoglinBeast
MoglinBeast: try pressing: 2,3,5,6 all at the same time. sprays in the air and then on the floor.
Firetool
Firetool: Thats awsome
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mark111
mark111: when will this game be online??
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kenmazhai12
kenmazhai12: Its look lots like a bug
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Air Head
Air Head: Doesn't work for me. Nothing has since this game has been changed to Flash. Please tell me there'll be an option to play with Unity... I really liked it from the short time I got to run around. :/
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captaindoom
captaindoom: when are the non alphas able to play?
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willowar
willowar: nothing would make me happier than 1) this game officially coming out, and 2) A 3D dragonfable!
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OrdoDivinus
OrdoDivinus : This is awesome!
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MoglinBeast
MoglinBeast: I am an alpha knight, but I'm still not able to play the beta. when will it be online?
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MoglinBeast
MoglinBeast: If you press 2,3,5,6 all at the same time, then it sprays in the air and then on the floor. I think this would be a good sequence for when it is killed
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MoglinBeast
MoglinBeast: shows it spewing out acid twice as it dies. once wildly in the air, and then again in a more feeble and weaker way after it has fallen down
GeneralNoble
GeneralNoble: I hope this game runs on very low pc specs. (Pentium 4 2.00 GHz, 512 DDR1 RAM, 64 Mb onboard video card.)
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DEATH LORD
DEATH LORD: SWEET!!!
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DEATH LORD
DEATH LORD: :P
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DEATH LORD
DEATH LORD: does this have to happen to me.....i couldn't play it D:
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DEATH LORD
DEATH LORD: when does the full version come out?
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captaindoom
captaindoom: when non alphas can play i am so exited to see a 3d ae game i hope ae stays better then kingsisle's wizard101 or pirate101
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zero
zero: guys can u please help me when i log in into the game it never opens i have registered my account since the first 5 minutes the game lunched and since so i could never log in it always tell me invalid output(s) this made me miss all beta and alpha tests please help
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uıhjkhj
uıhjkhj: waw
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Lightman
Lightman : Really cool, now I know why I lost. But still awesome!
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bryx_us
bryx_us: not scary when its 2D but when its 3D its like I'm gonna die in real life :3
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thedarix
thedarix: cool
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thedarix
thedarix: looks like a beetle from behind
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Asi4n
Asi4n: Wow very nice job :O
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Txxtech.
Txxtech.: Yeah good game dude PvP me another time
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Txxtech.
Txxtech.: i feel like looking at alpha test vids now o.o
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mightyfor
mightyfor: full of awesomeness! :D i want to play this! ^^
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zero-x
zero-x: awesome
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