It's Friday, and we had an early release today! Now, for some notes to you! We'll start off with a note from Plasma Charge:
Star Date: 28 September 2012
A transmission to all active mecha pilots!
Char has requested your presence in Dean Warlic’s office to speak to you about wormhole technology and to offer you an experimental new weapon to aid you in the battle against the Shadowscythe. The new weapon is available for all players who have completed Lagos and all previous missions.
Here’s Blues with the literally head spinning specials of the new weapon:
Numbers are NSC/SC/NG
Starts with 110/115/120% damage
- Gains + 5/8/10% damage per use, caps at 250%
- decreases enemy defense by 5/8/10 per hit, caps at -75
- decreases enemy BtH by 3/5/8 per hit, caps at -50
- decreases enemy damage by 2/4/6 per hit, caps at -40
Thank you Blues! =D
Also be sure to check in with Tek on Monday because we’re having a party! This Monday MechQuest will be turning 5 years old, and to thank all you players who help support the game Tek has commissioned a special anniversary mecha, as well as some sweet Starship loot designed by the ever-amazing Minar!
The annual Soluna bounty hunt has final come to an end which means Captain Rhubarb has returned to Lagos and took all his booty with him, also Tek is reporting that her stock of Imitation DragonConquest Blades is running low and will run out on Monday! So if you plan on getting this ferocious blade you have until Monday when it becomes RARE for a year - until Dragon*Con season 2013!
In Gremlins news: Vivi managed to squish the gremlins in both Ghosthunter damage and the Seppy front arm crit blade. (Sepulchure Ultimate and Sepulchure of Doom)
Enjoy your Shaking of Dimensions, watch out for Gremlins, I hope you have a good weekend and I’ll see you all on Monday!
Char says that the wormhole tech may have unseen consequences. The weapons have been thoroughly tested and they appear to be working as intended, so doesn't it make you wonder what she could be talking about? Find out as the Dragonoid Saga progresses later this fall!
bzzt transmission incoming from Nightwraith at Epic Duel!
The Chairman Has Landed!
The nefarious Chairman has landed in EpicDuel and he's come to claim Delta V for his own! To lull the populace into compliance Chairman Platinum is selling powerful Ebilcorp armors of his own deisgn. These armors have a special skill, Chairman's Fury, a one-time use, selectable skill that can be used to unleash a powerful unblockable uppercut attack that steals 25% of your opponent's rage for yourself.
As if that weren't enough "ebil" at once, Dage the Evil himself has stumbled upon Delta V to share is wares with those he deems worthy. Do you have what it takes to wield one of his monstrous creations?
=ED= Spooky Head Design Contest
EpicDuel is also hosting a new art contest in the AE forums: http://forums2.battleon.com/f/tm.asp?m=20723387. They styles will be used for EpicDuel, but everyone is welcome to enter! All you need is an EpicDuel character name and a cool design to enter!
Hmmmm. Chairman Platinum landing in Epic Duel ... could Mr. Z have something up his sleeve here in MechQuest? This is alarming news indeed! We must not let EbilCorp get its claws into MQ. Mr. Z and Maria13 are expert at security so as of yet we've been unable to crack into their communications network. We'll definitely need to be on high alert!
Anyhow, I've got a big party to set up - cakes to bake for Scrap's Delight and so on. Happy 5-year anniversary - thanks for your support! Five years! Sweet!
See you at the party in Tek's Basement on Monday! (I love it when the Floorivator is working!)
hijinks asks: Hey Plasma Charge and Practel how did you come up with your usernames? What is your favorite mecha? WHY IS THE WORLD BLUE!?! Will you guys later be part of the NPCs later found in MQ like Korin, Warlic, etc.? Kidding, is there anything awesome that you two are planning to do? Are you guys ninjas? Any other awesome updates that you guys might do? :O I'm one of the few new players here, is there a mecha that I should try to get? Wow, lots of questions! Here we go, in a speed round: I actually got my username from my Xbox Live username, when I misspelled Practical. Practel stuck ;). My favorite mecha is now the revamp of the Seppy one. I love the characters, animations, and just in general it rocks. The world is a bunch of colors, blue included. So I don't know why it's just blue. I think we'll become NPC's. (psst... spam Maegwyn's PM Box on the forums to let us get em!) I don't have anything too awesome planned for MQ, untill Korin and I meet up and decide to do something awesome for Maegwyn (and the rest of MQ). Am I a ninja? Hmm, let's go with yes. I know I'll continue to do MQ DN's (I really need a DN's picture, right?) but aside from that I think that's mostly that. I totally recommend getting one of the anniversery Mecha's coming soon! forumlogin asks: Who are you? XD What do you do? :O How do you do it? Does it take a lot of time and/or effort? I'm Practel, generally silly, fun, and exciting person. I test 3 games, MQ, ED, and AQW. I'm also a forum archknight. Testing is interesting, actually. Many players assume testing is just a simple playing of releases. In fact, it is not. Sometimes we need to run a quest almost 50 times to try and fix it. One day I'll see if Maegwyn will let me write a Design Notes post of the daily testing. It defenitly takes a lot of time and effort. You need to be somewhat comitted to helping, so I invest probably a full 24-36 house in any AE activites a week. Eonaleth asks: 1. What got you two into MQ and what would you like to accomplish? 2. What are you two's ID's on MQ so I can pvp you on Assault Mecha? 3. How long have you two been playing MQ? Hmm, I got into MechQuest from my friend a while back. I remember playing around Christmas time with him for AGES, and personally what I want to accomplish is just being able to help Maegwyn and the other MQ devs as best as possible. I only have one main character, but that's a secret, sooooo I can't share it :3. This year will be my anniversary of playing the quest of Mech for 4 years! SMGS asks: What do you enjoy most in the game and why? What's the most interesting/memorable (bad or good) gremlins you've found in testing? What was the hardest bug ever to duplicate and why? I remember someone who ate bugs for breakfast, lunch and dinner. What is your method of choice in getting rid of gremlins? I LOVE robots, and think the aspect of having them (and being able to controll them) totally rocks. Hmm, I think the most memorable, and probably bad bug I've tried helping with in MQ was the black login screen. That is also the hardest thing to duplicate and fix haha. I generally recycle my bugs, then eat them. That wasn't supposed to make sense. SMGS also asks: Who's Practel? Where and how did BlamePractel2012 begin? I thought everyday was a holiday, what happened? Practel is a brony, and generally silly person. He's also super cool. #BlamePractel2012 began on twitter as a small things going around with my friends and I, which eventually led to other games (ED, and MQ!). Everyday is a holiday, or that's at least how I treat it! glaisaurus_x asks: WHAT ARE YOUR OPINIONS ON...Dinosaurs (and/or Aliens)? They both eat you in the end. forumlogin asks: Did you use to have a different forum name? Or were you not a forumite before? Yes, for a while I was "Holiday Practel" (since I joined the forums around holiday time) kim346 asks: Do you guys enjoy listening to music? If so, why? I do very much so enjoy listening to music. I feel there is a natural beuaty in song, and I enjoy listening to it while doing homework, playing sports, and just in general. I also like a lot of Techno, Dubstep, and Electronic. I also like anything that is really beautiful. Thiefboy109 asks: What's both of your favorite colors? You can tell a lot by someone's favorite color believe it or not. I really love green. I also like red and blue. the clan master asks: What was the first AE game you played? What is your favorite MQ planet? What Gears House did you join and why? The first AE game I played was DragonFable, and I actually don't think I have a favorite MQ planet! That needs to change. I joined RuneHawk at the time, and I was a little unawware of what was going on. As time expanded, I love what RuneHawk symbolized. Selutu asks: Where did the name Practel actually come from? What's your favorite thing about MQ? The name Practel comes from the Xbox Live Word: "Practical" in a severe spelling mistake. It's stuck ever since! My favorite thing about MQ is defenitly the robots. KABLAM BOOM POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH BOOOOOSH! blackshock asks: If you could learn a foreign language that you currently do not know how to speak, what would it be and why? In a previous life, who do you think you were? What genre of music you like? What's your favorite mecha anime? What MQ house do you peeps belong to? I'd probably learn french. It's the love language, + it just sounds cool. In my previous life eh? I think I was probably a fun and successful guy. I like techno, dubstep, and electronic specificly, but I also love any music that sounds good. I actually don't like anime D:. I belong to RuneHawk. Korin asks: - You have one meal you can eat every day for the rest of your life. What do you choose? - What movie have you seen that made you cry? - If you could steal any item from history, what would it be? - What's your favorite celestial body? Coming from google definitions a meal is classified as any of the regular occasions in a day when a reasonably large amount of food is eaten. In that case, I would have something from all the food pyramids every day. I'll be honest, Marley and Me made me bawl my eyes out. If I could steal any item from history eh? The one that's been undiscovered, probably. Celestial body? Yeah. REIGNZERO asks: I hope we can be friends on the mechquest forums? How do I get even better at mechquest now that I have more time to play? Of course we can be friends! I look forward to seeing your posts and interacting with you more. Also, I think Plasma Charge gave a GREAT description! I’d say that the best was to improve would be to experiment with different builds against enemies difficult enemies such as the Vampire lords on Necroyptos. Xiphroid asks: How exactly do you squish a gremlin? Hammer, mallet, anvil? Why BlamePractel? (BUT you have to make up the answer!) Hmm, I'm a fan of a traditional WAR HAMMER! I just smash that hammer on them bugs and they disperse. Why BlamePractel? Well, the simple solution is why not? forumlogin asks: Why'd you decide to start working on MQ? I started to work on MechQuest because my real life great friend Maegwyn wanted some help, so I said Pracy shall help! And so it has become. I think that's going to be it for me, everyone! I'll try to keep the next DN's shorter! ~Prac
Happy Wednesday everyone, we’re half way to Friday already! =D
As I have the day off school I figured I’d take time to answer questions!
So without further ado, lets begin!
Hey Plasma Charge and Practel how did you come up with your usernames? What is your favorite mecha? WHY IS THE WORLD BLUE!?! Will you guys later be part of the NPCs later found in MQ like Korin, Warlic, etc.? Is there anything awesome that you two are planning to do? Are you guys ninjas? Any other awesome updates that you guys might do? :O I'm one of the few new players here, is there a mecha that I should try to get?
My username is based of a character I designed about ten years ago. My favorite mecha is probably the Geekatron at the moment. Because it would be silly if it was purple! No idea, we’ll have to wait and see! Perhaps there is, but that’s be secret. I don’t like Ninjas, except for Thyton who’s awesome! =D Yep but I’m afraid I can’t talk about it ;) The anniversary mech coming out this week should be good
How come I don't see you around in the MQGD as much anymore? :P What's the least powerful mecha in your opinion? Relatively to its level, of course, which cuts the Newbatron out.
I haven’t been around much lately because I unfortunately had quite a bad kidney infection recently and so I’ve mainly been sleeping through most of the day, I’m starting to get back into the swing of things so expect to see a lot more of me sooo.
As for the least powerful mech, in the current meta of mechquest where tough enemies are starting to have high dodge I would say the Dharmahp because all of it’s best effects activate on the enemy.
Eonaleth asked: 1. What got you two into MQ and what would you like to accomplish? 2. What are you two's ID's on MQ so I can pvp you on Assault Mecha? 3. How long have you two been playing MQ?
1. Funnily it was the old AQ server cap that led me to discover MQ and then slowly I stopped playing AQ and MQ became my default game, what I’d like to accomplish is to help the game be awesome!
2. My main id 5000709, most of the mechs I’ll save will be just aesthetically pleasing rather than powerful. =)
3. My account was made four years ago, but I’d say I really started around the AvP war.
In Media Res asked:
It is a good idea or not, good milk, stir to blend, then add the milk? In addition, the weapon in the right? Rope. All tease them? The Brazilian people? Romney, the leader of the future as well? Honey, when you think about it? (D) is sugar cane grown?
15-20, please me/you know how to use the kitchen. Coca-Cola (Coca-Cola), Brazil enjoyed good food hot sale feared Romney honey. A member of the secret society, but they do not collapse.
What do you enjoy most in the game and why? What's the most interesting/memorable (bad or good) gremlins you've found in testing? What was the hardest bug ever to duplicate and why? I remember someone who ate bugs for breakfast, lunch and dinner. What is your method of choice in getting rid of gremlins?Do you charge batteries? If not, what do you charge other than Plasma?
My favorite part of MQ would be the mecha desgins. The best Gremlin I can remember would have been the “my little Paladin” glitch from Romero, it’s in one of the past DNs if you’d like to see. The hardest bug to duplicate would probably be the Lagos war blackscreen that we fixed a while back. Favorite way to get rid of Gremlins would be squishing them into a pulp and then selling that to Mecharoini to be used as pizza bases! =D No I don’t charge batteries, my job is to power the clock in east Soluna as you can see I’m doing quite well!
Glaisaurus X asked: WHAT ARE YOUR OPINIONS ON...Dinosaurs (and/or Aliens)?
Aliens are ok, but Dinosaurs are awesome, especially robot dinosaurs!
Kim 346 asked: Do you guys enjoy listening to music? If so, why?
Yep, I find it’s great for relaxing and can also be good for long farming runs
Theifboy109 asked: So, what's both of your favorite colors? You can tell a lot by someone's favorite color believe it or not.
My favorite color would be blue!
The Clan Master asked:
What was the first AE game you played?
What is your favorite MQ planet?
What Gears House did you join and why?
AQ was the first AE game I played then I played DF and MQ. My favorite planet is Romero, I really enjoyed the transforming starship concept. I am in Runehawk house, and I’m currently on the house council.
Selutu asked: Where have you gone? >.>
Like I told forumlogin I’m currently recovering from a bad Kidney infection, expect to see more of me from now on =)
(Dr.) blackshock asked:
If you could learn a foreign language that you currently do not know how to speak, what would it be and why?
In a previous life, who do you think you were?
What genre of music you like?
What's your favorite mecha anime?
What MQ house do you peeps belong to?
I already speak English, Irish and French I think I’d like to learn Japanese next. A frog.
I don’t really have any favorite genre of music. Code Geass at the moment. As I said earlier I belong to Runehawk house.
- You have one meal you can eat every day for the rest of your life. What do you choose?
- What movie have you seen that made you cry?
- If you could steal any item from history, what would it be?
- What's your favorite celestial body?
-I would eat a twenty course meal! =P That or Pizza, because it’s Awesome!
-Toy Story 3 made me cry, the end’s so sad :’(
-I’d steal the last Rolo.
-The red super giant Beetlejuice would be my favorite.
REIGNZERO asked: How do I get even better at mechquest now that I have more time to play?
Welcom to the GD Reignzero! I’d say that the best was to improve would be to experiment with different builds against enemies difficult enemies such as the Vampire lords on Necroyptos.
If you’ve made it this far congrats! Feel free to ask me moar questions, watch out for gremlins, and I’ll see you guys on the forums!
Awesome - thanks a lot! Gibby wanted to add a few words as well:
It’s time again to check,
Inside your favourite mech,
Is planet Loreon today still at peace?
It’s time you might have guessed,
To visit your game Mechquest,
We’ll find out soon in this week’s release.
Ha, very cool! I hear that Practel is working on some answers as well, so stay tuned for that another time soon. If you have questions, just click the link above to get to the forum thread and ask away! =Mae
October is a VERY exciting month for Artix Entertainment. Some of you may know this already, but October 1st will be MechQuest's 5th year anniversary - and AE's 10th year anniversary is also this October! This anniversary in MechQuest will bring the return of previous anniversary events, along with a very special re-coloring of an anniversary Mecha, thanks to Jemini! To top it all off with a cherry on top, Minar will be making a bunch of new Anniversary Starship items, so look forward to that too!
There may be a few other tricks in store for you guys, but we'll just have to wait and see!
For those of you who are long time players, you may remember when Korin did an "Ask Me Anything." Well, since Plasma Charge and I are relatively new to the community (we've been testers for several months, just new to the whole DN's thing) we decided to do one of those, except for that it will focus on US! All you have to do is register on the AE forums, and then post a question for either of us in this thread here: http://forums2.battleon.com/f/tm.asp?m=20719499
When questions come in, we will make a bunch of Design Notes answering these questions!
Well, that's it for me this week, everybody! I can't believe it's been 5 years already - time really flies when you're having fun.
Thanks, Practel! Time really DOES fly when you're having fun. I can hardly believe this is our FIFTH Anniversary! It's been a ton of fun working on MQ for all these years. Huge thanks to all of you for playing - we appreciate all your input and on behalf of the entire MQ team I'd like to thank all of you for helping to make MechQuest what it is today! And now I'll get back to work. =Maegwyn
Once again doom strikes Soluna City... the Hunter Eidolon mecha series has been by far one of the most interesting series in the game.
So I was really excited to see these new buffs designed by Blues, they increase the efficiency of the mecha against both ghost and normal enemies! Here’s Vivi with the new specials:
FA: Deals 150% damage +30% damage on ghosts Applies an effect that drains EP (they lose, you gain) equal to Level/2 rounded down that lasts 4 turns Chance for a 1.5x EP DOT
BA: Deals 150% damage +10% damage on ghosts Captures weakened ghosts If the enemy is not captured, chance to lower bonus by 40 for 3 turns and the enemy loses 15% of their max EP
Shoulders: Deals 150% damage First use of the shoulders gives the enemy the Psionic Link effect (which does nothing). The second use replaces Psionic Link with an Energy Drain effect. Each turn the enemy loses 75% of their EP Regen and you gain it.
Head: Deals 150% damage High crit chance on ghosts Against ghosts, gives +40 boost for 5 turns
Body: Deals 150% damage If you have any ghosts captured, consumes 1 ghost and heals 40% of your max HP and 20% of your max EP
Thanks Vivi, not only have these new specials been added but also the mecha is now color customizable!
Hope you guys enjoy the release, watch out for scurvy gremlins, and I leave you with doom pirates!
Thanks, Plasma Charge! Maegwyn here. I just wanted to add a quick thing:
Happy Birthday, Warlic!
From all of us on the MechQuest team!
Thank you to all of you for playing MechQuest! We're working on a lot more exciting new content for the upcoming weeks. I just got off the phone with Arklen a few minutes ago & he says hi as well! Have a most-excellent weekend, and please remember to tell all your friends about MQ! =Mae
Practel & I were hanging around on MSN - I had just been double-checking Vivi's setup for the revival of Eidolon - no more NaN so we're ready for tomorrow - and he asked if he could give you guys a quick sneak peek. Well, of course! So with no further ado - here's Practel!
Heya Questers! Just thought that a random, 10:43 at night Design Notes post would be awesome to have. This friday we will be having a fully revamped Hunter Eidolon! Check out the screen shot below, I should probably hit the ZzzZzzzz... Battle On-zzzZzzzZz
Arrrr, me mateys! I'll catch up with ye scurvy dogs (just kiddin' there hearties) on the forums and will try to get me poxy pate on twitter later! Bit busy a'countin' men on a dead man's chest ... Plasma Charge has a few words for ye meantime!
Star Date: 19th o’ September 3012
TLaPD 3012 Boneyface and return of Swashbuckler! Ahoy me ‘arties! T’day Captain Rhubarb himself will land in Soluna City with a NEW limited-time haul o’Boneyface Heads! These heads were recolored by Jemini and then animated with a NEW attack by Korin. Maegwyn also added some new "trashtalkin'" to the dialogue. They’re offered in all flavours (NSC, SC ,NG) and will leave even the best captains jumping at a chance to get one.
This year you can replay the "Pieces of 8" quest in Soluna City! Captain Rhubarb, needin' to lie low after the “Arthurian” incident, needs YOU to help him in a quest for booty! Fend off hordes of pirates to find and unlock the chests holding legendary Pieces of Eight for access to amazing pirate plunderin' weapons! After all: “Nothin' better than findin' treasure... 'less it's findin' new ways to keel-haul Shadowscythe scum!” an' these awesome reward-boostin' weapons do both!
If you guys thought collecting 24 pieces of eight was fun... how about 48? If you manage to collect that many pieces of eight then the Cap’n will reward you with the choice to dress proper, and what more proper way to dress on TLaPD than as a swashbuckler! This is a challenge mission of sorts and I want to see how you guys do. Please feel free to post your feedback on the forums as usual - it's greatly appreciated!
Hope you guys enjoy the release; watch out for scurvy Gremlins and Plunder On!
Let's see whether I can quote Practel without breaking the page margins the way I usually do... hm - how about a different color for the text instead of an indent...
This week in MQ is the return of TLaPD! To start the Talk Like a Pirate Day event, head over to the main part of Soluna City! For players who have completed last year's TLaPD event and are looking for something new, there is a NEW (very awesome) head weapon which will be available for you. This head is specially recolored with an actual attack animation, along with actual attack damage. Check out the screenshot below!
VERY special thanks to Jemini, who recolored both the awesome new head weapon and the newSepulchure of Doom Mecha (which is already available via the Stranger in Soluna City East). It seems like tons of people love the new coloring, and hopefully you all love the new head as much as I do!
Fixin dem DN's
Last week I made a Dragon*Con Recap Design Notes post, but forgot to mention 2 very special players. These players have been long time fans of the games, and genuinely care about us and the game as a whole. The first player - ACW. ACW is now a very close friend of mine, and also Maegwyn's, and it was a pleasure and honor to finally meet the player that has kept us company on twitter, in-game, and over every other plane of existence for these past several months. He hiked out all the way to Dragon*Con just to see us, and has left a genuinely great impression on all of us.
The second player - Cody486. Cody486 is a very awesome player who also visited us at Dragon*Con. Unfortunately, I did not have the pleasure of meeting him, but immediatly following the 'con, his name was brought up among several of the staff (for all the games.) He is a kind, genuine player that really brightened the staff's day, and not only that, he is also Maegwyn's birthday twin!
It was a pleasure to meet ACW, and I hope to officially meet you next year, Cody!
There were a ton more awesome players, but unfortunately we can't list everyone right now, but it was a pleasure to see all of you! BattleOn!
Thanks, Practel! (Did that work with the text color change ok?)
Just wanted to add this: I know that a long-time forum member, Stephen Nix, is one who I ran into at the pizza party, I *think* at 'Con for the first time - and then some people I got to hang out with a bit in years past also were back but as usual, my time is super-limited so hunting down people's game or forum or twitter names isn't happening today yet again... it was definitely great to see all of you!
Arrr - belay this! The decks need swabbin' as the pongo is gettin' a bit reeky! 'Til Wednesday, mateys! =Mae
This is quite the week for Design Notes! First, a word from Plasma Charge.
Star Date: September 14th, 3012
DOOOOOOOOM!!! Darkness and Light.
A message to all mecha pilots.
In Soluna city a dark cloud looms over the Mysterious Emporium, more and more citizens have been reporting sightings of a cloaked stranger near the shop, when a brave few attempted to talk to him they say he vanished into the shadows. They also heard him say a name… your name.
This week to follow up on the Ghost hunter update we have brand new levels of Doom Cell merge ghost hunter mechs (sweet new specials thanks to Blues!), and an exclusive NG Sepulchure of DOOM mecha (which levels all the way to 100 with you!) both of which WILL BE available from the Mysterious Stranger on the East side of Soluna City.
Update: The Sepulchure of Doom is available NOW! The Eidolon type has some issues and its release is being pushed back until next week when we can resolve them so you have a nicely-working model to pilot! =Mae & Korin Now back to Plasma Charge...
When you’re finished outfitting yourself with these awesome new items, head to the starport, because we’re heading back to Liath! After meeting the stone curtain you’re going to have return to Soluna to retrieve the Liath artifact from Val, just be careful of the ever-aggressive Fauna of the monochrome planet.
For those of you who don’t know who I am, I’m Plasma Charge - along with Practel I help pre-test MQ! I began to play AE games back in June 2008 I started with Adventure Quest and then discovered Dragon Fable and more importantly Mech Quest, ironically my first memory of MQ was being owned by the portal Doom Knight! Currently I’m a tester for MQ and AQW and I also help Arch Knight in MQ pedia, Gremlins and HSGD of course if you’ve seen me on the forums you probably already know that! =P If you have any other questions feel free to ask them on the forums.
Hope you guys all have a great weekend, watch out for Gremlins and thanks for playing MechQuest!
Thanks! There is also news from Titan of the MechQuest/Epic Duel Crossover!
Calling all MechQuest enthusiasts, an exciting crossover event is taking place on the planet Delta V in [EpicDuel] right now! Last week, Dravax the Harbinger came seeking Char and brought with him a great danger to the inhabitants of Delta V. In the face of danger, you made your voices loud and clear! You chose to defend Charfade and Delta V to the last! While noble, your resistance has done little to discourage Dravax and the planet-destroying Dragonoid!
Charfade is so pleased by your overwhelming support that she's constructed a new series of items to offer in her Limited Quantity Shop. She's also reverse engineered Dravax's technology to produce class-changing variants of the Harbinger Armor and a teleportation device that might just allow you to reprogram the Dragonoid from within. There's also a 2.2% chance you'll be jettisoned into the abyss of space, but it's worth a shot!
Will you help defend Charfade and Delta V from near certain doom? The final hour of judgment approaches in the Dragon's Reckoning event, happening now in [EpicDuel]
Are you ready?
So after you catch up with tonight's MQ release, head on over to ED to check out the crossover! If you haven't caught up on the MQ storyline "Dragonoid Saga" chapters featuring the character we know as Char, taking some time to complete that will help fill you in on a bit of backstory regarding what's happening in Epic Duel.
I've been super-busy ever since we got back from Dragon*Con, writing things that aren't Design Notes along with planning & coordinating upcoming releases, so as this has been somewhat of a trend over the past few months I thought we'd spice up the MQ Design Notes by including more of the team! Here's Practel, who along with Plasma Charge has been helping us with testing and Gremlins!
Hiya Mech Questers!
You may have noticed that the last MQ Design Notes post was a little while ago... and I’m here to help fix that! This is my first design notes of MANY more to come, and I will hopefully be doing rundowns of what each release will have each week! There’s a good chance a lot of you may not know me, so let me introduce myself. My name is Practel, I started playing Artix games in 2007, starting with DragonFable and MechQuest, then I later joined EpicDuel, AQWorlds, and HeroSmash. I’m currently a tester for 3 games, EpicDuel, MechQuest, and AQW. Along with being a tester, I’m also an in-game moderator for EpicDuel, and forum ArchKnight for the EpicDuel and MechQuest bugs boards! I’m going to be giving you a little info about our fantastic Dragon*Con 2012 experience this year (which I went to, along with Maegwyn, Korin, Artix, and the rest of the AE gang who were able to attend!)
What is Dragon*Con?
I’ve already written a really awesome Dragon*Con recap for EpicDuel, so I’m grabbing a snippet of info that I think sums up the 'Con pretty well and using it here!
“Every year about 50 Artix Entertainment staff and assistant staff travel from their secret undisclosed battle locations to Atlanta Georgia (an 8 hour bus ride) to attend Dragon*Con! Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe! Each year the convention attracts about 60 to 70 thousand people, and an awesome group of Artix Entertainment players! To see everything that the con has to offer is almost impossible, but those who are courageous enough to fight the “4 days with no sleep” boss can do it! The con offers something for anyone. There are panels about everything from making your own functional steampunk R2-D2, to meet-and-greets with some of the biggest names in TVs, Movies, Gaming and Books. There are thousands of people dressed up as their favorite characters, movie marathons, a sea of tables for table top games like Dungeons and Dragons, card games like Pokémon, Magic and Yu-Gi-Oh, board games like Risk, Settlers of Catan and King of Tokyo.”
Have you ever seen a several-mile-long parade with thousands (and I mean it) of people dressed up in the craziest, wackiest, coolest, most epic costumes ever? Well, there may be only one place where that happens (at least in my experience) - and that’s Dragon*Con! Each year, over 60,000 people come to this convention, and at least half (at least it appears that way) dress up in all sorts of costumes. Talk about Halloween early! This year, I had the pleasure of hanging out with Maegwyn (a long time, real life friend of mine) and watch the parade IN THE FRONT ROW! Along with hanging out with my Artix Entertainment buddies, I set out on a mission: Record the ENTIRE parade and panel, then upload it to YouTube so that the players can see it, and that’s exactly what I did! Think I was lying about the people dressing up? Go check out the video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNkNpVSQTfw&feature=plcp
MechQuest and moving forward
This year's AE panel was probably the most exciting panel we’ve had yet! There were well over 100 people attending, filling the enormous room - and everything ran so smoothly that we actually ran out of time even though this was also our longest timeslot and largest room to date! At the panel we announced something that I think many of you guys will be excited for: The Ending to MechQuest’s main storyline is going to be about the foretold “Reset”! Here you will experience what exactly happened on Planet Loreon, and why a world with Future-space-robot-killing-machines was 're-set' back to the medieval ages!
Some of you may have been (understandably) confused by some of the recent news and may even think that MechQuest is ending; just as Maegwyn announced at the panel, and as Artix has reiterated, I can also tell you this: MechQuest is NOT ending, and it will continue to have weekly releases as usual!
I am SUPER excited to be able to write Design Notes along with possibly blues, Vivi, Plasma Charge, Minar, and the rest of the MechQuest team.
As always, stay classy, Hero!
Thanks so much, Practel - that was epic!
We're working on the revival of the Ghosthunter Mechas again this week, with a focus on the versions you can get by using the Doom Cell merge option - along with bringing you a Nova Gem version of the Sepulchure Mecha since the T-shirts have gone rare! We've got a very busy Fall schedule planned for you, jam-crammed with holidays and new content and an exciting new promo in the weeks to come! So stay tuned to the Design Notes for more info (to be updated more frequently, too), and thanks for playing MechQuest!