Design Notes

The Rarest Raffle Ever

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Shut Up and Take my Rares

A chance to get take a piece of history...
right out of a MOD's Backpack

Every day, the AdventureQuest Worlds team gets asked two questions. 1.) Can I be a Mod? 2.) Can I have <insert some ultra rare no longer available item that is not allowed to come back under any circumstance ever.> We have a very strict policy that once something goes permanently rare, it is not allowed to come back.  So many players have been making requests that the team decided to do something about it., personally They offered up their own rares -- to be used in a raffle. Each month one lucky player will get to win their choice of the donated rares. Note: One a mod gives up THEIR rare... they can never use their mod powers to get another one. Also, the winner gets to hang out with the team member of their choosing! You can read the full details on the official "Shut up and take my rares" AQWorlds Design Notes Post.

NOTE: For those of you who are completely confused by the name of this contest... it is a spoof of a meme. The saying "Shut up and take my money!" is a catchphrase from the TV show Futurama used to express enthusiasic approval towards a product or idea. (I hate spelling it out, but so many people were secretly wondering "Why did they name the contest that!?")

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Kazuma
Kazuma: Also, I have a bit of a problem I can post on some design notes, but on others (such as top 5 animes), I cannot. It tells me to update my member information and to choose a screen name. I was wondering if you knew what is going on? Thanks.
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Kazuma
Kazuma: Wait, it was just fixed...strange.
Artix
Artix: If you get that but again, please post it on www.Artix.com/Bugs -- we have gotten a few people reporting that and have not nailed down exactly what is causing it yet. Maybe case sensitivity of password?
dragonmaker
dragonmaker: i just refreshed the computer went and waited about a minute then went back
Kazuma
Kazuma: Wow... these mods really do a lot to try and make their players happy. But considering other things that AE has done, I'm not surprised.
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Artix
Artix: I think it is a good idea on several fronts... even if only one person wins a month, there is still a chance to get a rare. Where before there was none. since you have to get a ticket, only active players will be participating, which helps a little too.
Gjappy
Gjappy: I wish I could give something too but I 'll let you guys go first. :D
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Artix
Artix: The item lists are pretty well stocked. I was surprised both by how many staff members contributed and at how many players offered up their rares. Our community is amazing!
Eonaleth
Eonaleth: I'm really excited about this contest but looking through the prizes it makes me want to contribute somehow. I'm working on some more moglins but I need help. Thinking about posting a poll on my Tumblr to see where I go from here.
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Taini
Taini: I like the idea of this contest. Help make sure items get used and don't dissapear. Best of luck to everyone in the contest and thank you mods for being so generous! :D I wish I could give some of the stuff I got from the treasure chests away. Other people would make better use of a lot of those drops. *shakes head and laughs*
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Liake 21
Liake 21: id like to get a Vincidator of They Class in Mod's Backpack (by the way, that class is rare too) :)
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YamiKakyuu
YamiKakyuu: You dont know how much fun I had going thru my bank for this! I have a bunch of stuff I never equip and was totally ready and willing to let someone else take it. Felt like a bank garage sale XD The full list of rares is really nice a nice blend of armors, classes, weps and pets. I cant wait to see what the winners choose.
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Menirz
Menirz: This should be interesting... a nice chronomancer should help me replay this raffle until i get all the rares! =P
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Deni
Deni: Futurama Cysero O_O
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Deni
Deni: I would definatly give my chaos star sword if I could. The people in AQW are so awsome that I would not mind giving up my star sword.
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Lyraxiana
Lyraxiana: Lol I got the Futurama joke. Very creative AE team!
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LationX
LationX: rare item and hang out with a mod. u guys always find new ways to be amazing. If i win i'd get DarkCaster and probably hang out with Dage The Evil :D
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BladeMaster
BladeMaster: Lol, I was looking at the picture of Cysero above and me and my sister were brainstorming ideas on why the drawing-style looked so familiar. My first guess was Futurama, and hers was The Simpsons. xD I was obviously right. c:
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Artix
Artix: A keen eye!
Colossus
Colossus: I can't believe so many rares were offered. Especially ones like Alpha Pirate and Beta Berserker. (Didn't play Alpha or Beta because I had a twisted understanding of those words when I was playing AE games at the time. Now I want those rares. /facepalm) And then ones like Dark Wolf (Have it.) and Star Sword are really blowing the top off. I myself have plenty of rares but I want that Star Sword so bad. Anyway, if people are happy with offering their stuff, then good luck to every contestant. PS: My membership expires on November...hehehe...
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cassiam
cassiam: The Mods are trying to make us Happy [i think is it True?(just asking)]
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Gjappy
Gjappy: They always are..
Ivy Maika
Ivy Maika: what about the blade of awe? x)
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Gjappy
Gjappy: Read the latest Design Notes of AQWorlds :)
Berke111
Berke111: I think ae need dungeon system.I mean party dungeons because aqw all time same, we do only quest and video. We need guild war and dungeon system.
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Lord_Ajax
Lord_Ajax: Unfortunatly Cysero and Alina, see more usefulness on redoing something that is already done. -.-
Berke111
Berke111: I hope dude. Thanks for write !
Limited
Limited: Wow, i really want the Vindicator of They or Chronomancer but i know that all the new members are just going to win so its pretty much a lost cause :|
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EPIC_NINJA_DUDE
EPIC_NINJA_DUDE: i really want time killer or card clasher or vindicater of they
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Shredder769
Shredder769: I got card clasher when toys r us first opened the day it came out :P
Dragos
Dragos: Hey about it. I can't go on chat enabled servers. Could you unlock them for me?
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Gjappy
Gjappy: You have to be member or older then 15 to be allowed on chat enabled servers.
protronicus
protronicus: you just need to be 13 or over to acsess artix server but by buying acs or membership you nlock all the chat free servers in you language
dragonmaker
dragonmaker: well i have about 370 chances to win. its crazy that they dont have to reset the class rank though
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dragonmaker
dragonmaker: btw THANK YOU AE I HAVE BEEN PLAYING SINCE I WAS 3 YEARS OLD AND I HAVE MEM IN EVERY GAME EXEPT EPICDUEL SINCE THEY DONT HAVE ONE
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dragonmaker
dragonmaker: THANK YOU ARTIX AND CYSERO AND EVERY ONE ELSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Artix
Artix: Welcome!
ux300
ux300: eu gostaria de pegar a chronomancer e o mod Artix !!
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Runixer
Runixer: this is what i think when i see this post http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/33488446.jpg
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Kyle
Kyle: Artix,can you fix the book of lore badges because i cannot type in my codes
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Gjappy
Gjappy: The codes that you receive with the HeroMart items you can type in at: http://portal.battleon.com/account/prizecode.asp
Kyle
Kyle: I really like aqw its my favorite game of all time
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Jayk
Jayk: Tbh,if i win, i think i'll just let the mods keep their items
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slager23
slager23: i need items
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Nerve
Nerve: Hoping that I could win. :-D
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