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Maegwyn
Maegwyn
October 14, 2014

Get OmniKnight

Star Date: 14 October 3014

How To Get The OmniKnight

http://www.aq.com/lore/guides/OmniKnightGuide

The Ultimate Prize: the OmniKnight Blade!

Collecting the 13 artifacts and undoing the curse is a quest for the OmniKnights, our bravest players who play multiple AE games. This is not a quest for the faint of heart… but once complete, you will unlock the OmniKnight Blade in ALL 7 of our games! Read on to see what you'll need to do in each of our games to unlock the Blade!

MechQuest

The Cursed Tape Reappears... will you watch?

  • Work with River to secure the tape before EbilCorp gets their hands on it!
  • Complete the quest to unlock the Cursed Mod Tape!

(Find River by talking to Jack on Soluna City's Main Street)

AdventureQuest Worlds

Quest to recover 7 of the 13 cursed artifacts in AQWorlds:

  • Death’s Cursed Hourglass 
  • Cysero’s Doom Sock 
  • Unholy Wasabi 
  • Cursed Chickencow Claw 
  • Zorbak’s Haunted Skull 
  • Dragon Khan’s Corrupt Scepter 
  • Sir Ver’s Cursed Power Button

Once you have recovered all 7, talk to Artix to merge them into the Omni Artifact!

Epic Duel 

Battle through Delta V to recover Titan's Coffee Mug!

  • Battle opponents in 1v1 and 2v2 matches, then take on the boss to gather the shards of Titan's cosmic coffee mug!

AdventureQuest  

Artix has been cursed, and is stalking the wilds with the ShadowFire Axe of Curses!

  • Use the Battle Monsters button to hunt for Artix and the ShadowFire Axe of Curses!
  • Defeat him to unlock a shop to get the Axe for yourself!

OverSoul 

Capture Thok with the Cursed Phoenix Blade... if you DARE!

  • Battle, defeat, and possess Thok and his Cursed Phoenix Blade using the Battle Monsters button!

DragonFable

Enter the Wastelands to find a scrap of the Mysterious Necromancer's cloak!

  • Look in your Book of Lore to find directions to the Wasteland.
  • Complete the quest there to find the cloak!

HeroSmash

The 12th anniversary event is heating up... and so is Hottica's zone!

  • Head to Hottica's zone and battle the Igneos, Rhyolite, Dacite, and Andesite monsters for a chance to find Hottica's Cursed Shield!

After you've recovered all the artifacts listed above:

Head to the Portal Site and log into your Master Account. 
Go to the Quests tab to check your event progress. You are looking for 7 green checkmarks. If a game is not checked off, you have not found the artifact in that game. 

If you DO have all 7 checkmarks, you'll see a box appear saying "Congratulations! You have found all the cursed artifacts!"

Click the link that says "Click here to get your prizes!" and you will go to your Achievements tab. You should see "Artix Entertainment 12th Birthday Event" achievement under "What's New?"


Click that to get your prize code, then go to the "Redeem Codes" page to unlock the OmniKnight Blade in each game! 


Tags: Maegwyn Anniversary OmniKnight

Maegwyn
Maegwyn
October 10, 2014

12AEAnniv

Star Date: 10 October 3014:

Happy 12th Anniversary to Artix Entertainment!

In honor of the 12th anniversary, players of all seven of the company's games have a joint mission: to find all 13 Cursed Artifacts. 

In MechQuest: Your mission is to meet up with River at 472 Limegreen Terrace.* She will fill you in on what's happened and what you need to do to help! Gather up the cursed artifact before it's too late...

Hint 1: To find River, you should go to Soluna City's Main Street and have a quick chat with Jack.

Hint 2: You really can't miss Jack standing next to Braddock Steele.

Hint 3: When a shop opens, you should be sure to take that item and keep it in your inventory because it's necessary for your collection!

http://www.mechquest.com/images/cms/PIXEL-300.png

Unlock the Ultimate Prize: the OmniKnight Blade!

Collecting the 13 artifacts and undoing the curse is a quest for the OmniKnights, our bravest players who play multiple AE games. This is not a quest for the faint of heart… but once complete, you will unlock the OmniKnight Blade in ALL 7 of our games!

Read all about it here http://www.aq.com/gamedesignnotes/12thbirthdayall-4327

And don't forget to visit http://www.artix.com/ for a running tally of when each game's event goes live!

* Why that address? Tweet me with your theory using the hashtag #MQ-Tape


Tags: Maegwyn Anniversary

Korin
Artix
October 10, 2014

Happy Birthday, Community!

It is our 12th Anniversary-- and we hope you enjoy this year’s cross-game event, “Phantom of the Pixel!” The idea of cursed items crafted from dead pixels is…. spine-tinglingly awesome! The event spans AQWorlds, EpicDuel, DragonFable, MechQuest, HeroSmash, Oversoul and the original AdventureQuest. With the coming of the new mobile games, it might be too hard to have another full cross-over games event like this… so do this one while you still can!

I would sincerely like to thank you, and everyone who has been a part of this incredible journey. Thank you to you and all of the amazing gamers who login and battle in our video games. Thank you to all of you who give us encouragement and much love on the forums, twitter, facebook and all of the other ways you talk with us. Thank you for not just playing the games but contributing your creativity and clever ideas. Thank you to everyone who believes in us and supports us by upgrading or buying things in the video games—because of you we can afford to keep the lights on and the server hampsters running at full speed. It has officially been 12 YEARS of weekly, non-stop updates! THANK YOU!  

Our video game’s “weekly new releases” — where we add new quests, maps, monsters, weapons & content to the game — is something that is really special about our community. AdventureQuest classic was one of (if not the) first to do it. We have been compared to long running shows like The Simpsons, Southpark, and Saturday Night Live with our game’s history of weekly releases. But there is one big difference… TV shows run in seasons and the cast and crew… take breaks. We do not. We never have. As a whole, the AE team has delivered a new video game update/release every single week for 12 years. Our games never take holidays off — the team and I actually work harder and have larger releases during them!  

Because of that, I would very much like to recognize and thank the AE team — all of the artists, animators, writers, coders, the moderators, the forum staff, and all of the volunteers for their hard work. I am extremely proud of these passionate super heroes. Thank you all, too — players, team, and all the people who love us and put up with our crazy video game habits — for making Frogzards, Moglins and DoomKnights a part of our everyday life!

Battle on!

Artix

P.S. Ooooh… NEXT year will be our 13th Anniversary… we should up the bar and change the format. Better start brainstorming now. Open to ideas!



Tags: Artix

Maegwyn
Maegwyn
October 03, 2014

After Reset

Star Date: 3 October, 3014

Incoming Transmission - From Ash:

Greetings!
Many of you have been asking what we had planned for the next big storyline and now you all can find out! You can access the new quest, which will begin the brand new main storyline, in Soluna Main right now!
Right now you'll be able to access it without having to play "The End", the end of the previous main storyline, but that will change in two weeks. If you haven't completed the ending, which includes the conclusion of the biggest war against the Shadowscythe ever, you really should first as this new quest might be a bit confusing if you haven't.
There's also a limited time reward if you complete the quest now. There's a brand new mecha drawn and animated by Minar!

http://www.mechquest.com/images/cms/DragonGuard.png

After this week it'll be replaced with a new mecha created by Lyris with a few additions by myself. The mecha by Lyris and I will be around permanently though as the reward from this quest.
Make sure to be careful when attempting the quest, the enemy inside has resistances to 2 damage types as well as the ability to gain additional resistances as you battle against him. This'll be a really tough fight if you aren't careful!
This quest is only possible thanks to the entire team. We all spent months planning and coming up with ideas, especially for the new main villian. I wrote and built the quest but Maegwyn, Lyris, Gianna, Minar, and everyone else on the team contributed so much to get this ready. This storyline is going to have you exploring all over as time goes on, to planets and places in the universe you haven't seen yet. It's going to be a wild ride and I hope you'll keep checking back to see how crazy it gets!
I also want to take a second and thank all of you, the players. Without you we wouldn't have anyone to make this content for. Your support and feedback is what makes us that much more excited to do things every week. The amount of support recently for MechQuest made me work extra hard on this quest to show you all that we're going to continue to put out the best content we can for you guys.
Enjoy the quest and let us know what you think of it and the new enemy!


Tags: Maegwyn Ash Storyline Post Reset Mecha Limited Time

Maegwyn
Maegwyn
October 01, 2014

Happy Birthday MechQuest

Star Date: 1 October, 3014:

No-score and seven years ago, our four-or-five-fathers brought forth a ... new Dropship, and planned for its (crash-) landing in Soluna City... and here we are today, still exploring the vast multiverses!

Happy 7th birthday to MechQuest!

Happy 7th Birthday MechQuest

7 Years! Woo Hoo! Time to get your party on!

In honor of the occasion we are bringing you updated Anniversary-themed items that you can pick up downstairs at the party by riding the Floorivator at Tek's Mechs. The Pajama/Cake party (accessible via the GEARS Parties button) has an updated dialogue reflecting on some of the events of the past year.

Coinciding with the anniversary, this release also brings a change to stat training. You still get 5 points per level to spend - 6 if you upgrade to Star Captain - but now you can train them faster. You can now train 10 points per session - and 20 if you are a Star Captain! 

Star Captains may now get an item for your starships that essentially turns stat training into an "online course." Instead of having to battle a bazillion times to retrain your stats, you just allocate 20 points and press the "Train" button. Bazinga! No more marathon sessions required just to change your build. Pick yours up today at the button in Soluna City Main! 

We have a super-huge release planned for this Friday - the big Anniversary quest! Ash has been working like a madman and coordinating with Lyris, Minar, Blues to bring you...

SORRY for the delay in posting! I was called away! When is someone going to clone me...

MechQuest's NEW Storyline! and it's coming with a 

Limited-Time Ultra-Rare ALL-NEW Mecha! 

Log in now for the celebration! 20% Bonus Credits & XP continues. Join us Friday, October 3 for the new storyline and be sure to grab yourself the commemorative mecha before it is gone forever!

Thank you all so much for playing MechQuest. Here's to another great year! Party on!


Tags: Maegwyn Rare Ash MechQuest Birthday Anniversary

Maegwyn
Maegwyn
August 30, 2014

Ice Bucket Challenges

Star Date: 30 August, 3014

Did you see the AE on-site team doing the Ice Bucket Challenge at the Lab yet? Watch it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5Lsphmj5T4

There are a lot of us who work elsewhere, so there's more silliness to watch.

Here's Bladehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDQvFtcdkFY&index=1&list=UUqkcFa8KEm41lHGX33SmbUA

Gianna Glow challenged Lyris and me to do the Ice Bucket Challenge. Here is her video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLF9zezOLVI&list=UUDi9PdzWb3qd9JGhSFsvlGg

Here is Lyrishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzS213ICJ04

Here I am: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwaVhErqPv_1qRyc9scckGsBFVebYoHyI (Mine is a series of three because you can't really see what happens at the end of part one as the lighting is extremely bright. It was about 80 bazillion degrees outside and my first batch of ice had already nearly melted.)

Gianna Glow also has an important note from the Bughunters:

Anything about loading being stuck on the loading screen isn't a bug. Thats the result of us joining with the DF servers if I understand things correctly. To fix this they need to clear cache and relog. We're getting a lot of those bug reports and they can't be fixed.

I will let Captain Rhubarb know that we're getting a lot of these reports and will see whether he can do some kind of magic to improve this issue. For now, please just try clearing your cache and logging in again if it happens to you - and sorry for the inconvenience!

The AE panel is happening now (2:30 Eastern Time) in Grand Salon D at the Hilton - if you're at Dragon*Con you can sign up with Ash to get your Genuine  DragonConquest Scepter. Sorry I can't be there with you this year.

http://www.mechquest.com/images/cms/DragonConquestScepter-300.jpg

Visit the shop in Soluna City to get the Imitation version, and pick up the companion DragonConquest Blade and also the head weapon from years past. 

 


Tags: Maegwyn IceBucketChallenge

Maegwyn
Maegwyn
August 13, 2014

Beard Blaster

Star Date: 13  August, 3014

Thanks for all the birthday wishes on the forums and twitter ... and I haven't even gotten over to Facebook yet. The birthday credits and xp bonus is still in effect through Friday, so please enjoy it!

In case you didn't know, Lyris and Ash conspired to build me a birthday mecha! You'll find it in the Soluna City Main shop.  From what I hear, Lyris had a concept for the specials design after she arted & animated the mecha, and Ash coded it. What a great surprise! Here's the rundown:

Iron Cook series 
(NSC/SC/NG) 
Each mecha scales 

FA 
CD 3 
1 hit 
100% chance to Crit 
Energy Regen halt for 1-3 turns. (Random each time) 
1.5/2/2.5x DoT for 3 turns. 

BA 
CD 4 
3 hits 
150% damage 
Boost nerf for 4 turns. 
-10/15/20 per successful hit 
Defense nerf for 4 turns. 
-10/12/15 per successful hit 

FS/BS 
CD 3 
2 hits 
Damage increases each use, either shoulder, up to 200%. 
+10/12/15 per use. 
Nerfs Immobility by -100 and attempts to stun. 

HD 
CD 3 
10 hits 
% damage per hit 
30%, 30%, 30%, 35%, 35%, 40%, 40%, 45%, 45%, 50% 

Extra BtH per hit. (Not cumulative, the number here is the amount added to that hit) 
+5, +10, +15, +20, +25, +25, +25, +25, +25, +25 

BD 
CD 4 
5 hits 
200% damage 
Increases your Bonus with each hit. 
+8/10/12 per successful hit. Lasts for 4 turns. 
Increases Boost with each hit. 
+3/4/5 per successful hit. Lasts for 4 turns.

You can also pick up the Otter head and the Pan E-Blades in the Birthday Shop. 

Ah, and here's Ash now!

Greetings! Just wanted to stop in and let you know about a couple of things that'll be happening this week.

First off, the Traveler will be leaving to parts unknown this Friday. No one really knows when he'll return so if you want any of his items make sure to get this before Friday evening!

Next, the Chaos Mecha and Items will be moving to the Event screen. You can get there by clicking the Shops button, it's next to the travel button on that bottom bar, and then clicking the "Event" button with the clock picture up at the top. This is also where the free Golden Mecha are, so you can pick one of those up as well. I didn't want anyone to think the Chaos stuff just dissappeared! 

For the release this week we'll have another quest in the Beard chain! The idea for the whole chain was thought up by Blade and ACW0, so if you like it make sure to let them know! Blade even made a beardy head weapon for this weeks release!

http://www.mechquest.com/images/cms/BeardBlaster.jpg

I'm able to do quests pretty well now so I'm trying to finish this up for you guys. It's a really cool story and one that's both funny and interesting. Once it's all wrapped up I'll work on the second half of the "Going Gray???" event! 
See you Friday!

Awesome news - the help on wrapping up the "Going Gray???" event is much-appreciated. I'll be super pleased to get Soluna City back to normal... if possible! 


Tags: Maegwyn Ash Lyris Beard Blade specials weapon

Korin
Korin
July 18, 2014

 

>_> Ash has words. They may be read with brains. Enjoy your weekend!

Greetings! It's been a while since I've been able to get a few messages out through the DN's, but that's because I've been busy! How busy have I been? Well you could say I've been surrounded by...Chaos! <.< >.> My jokes don't get any better. Sorry.

First up we have tonight's release. I found a nice mecha to Chaorrupt, just like the energy blades, to continue the AQW crossover for the Chaos Lord event that's going on. The Katana mech has been chaorrupted and now has all new specials! I even broke out my handy dandy animation pants and made full on animations for the head and body attacks since it didn't have any before! (I'm not great at it like the real artists...but I made things that go *WHOOSH* and fade all over the place)

This is a mech that's focused on Buffing you and Nerfing your opponent. It really shows in the BD attack but the Arms and Shoulders really match up well to push the nerfs home.

Chaos Crusher
(NSC/SC/NG) 

FA/BA
CD = 3
Random damage boost between 10-20%
Stacking Boost nerf. Each use lowers enemy Bonus by ( -8 / -9 / -10 ) and caps at -35


FS/BS
CD = 3
Random damage boost between 10-25%
Stacking Bonus nerf. Each use lowers enemy Bonus by  ( -8 / -9  / -10 ) and caps at -30

Head
CD = 4
+20/25/30% Bonus for 3 turns 
+25/30/35% Boost for 3 turns.
Attempts to stun for 1 turn.


Body
CD = 4

Hit 1: 50% damage
Randomly picks 1 of the following to buff you.

( +20 / +25 / +30 ) Crit for 2 turns
( +25 / +30 / +35 ) Boost for 2 turns
( +35 / +40 / +45 ) Bonus for 2 turns
( +40 / +45 / +50 ) ImmoRes for 2 turns
( +15 / +20 / +25 ) Bonus for 2 turns

Hit 2: 50% damage
Randomly picks 1 of the following to affect the enemy.

Attempts a 2 turn stun at enemy current ImmoRes
( -30 / -35 / -40 ) Boost nerf for 2 turns
( -35 / -40 / -35 ) Bonus nerf for 2 turns
( -80 / -90 / -100 ) ImmoRes nerf for 2 turns
( -15 / -20 / -25 ) Bonus nerf for 2 turns


Hope you enjoy it!


Now for some other news!

I've been quiet because I've been working on a LOT of stuff behind the scenes. I'm learning more and more about quest building so that we can keep going with story lines like Liath, the Gears Games, and the ALL NEW, TOTALLY TOP SECRET story line that will show what's happening after the events of "The End", and where you as the hero of the game will go. (Was I supposed to talk about it yet? Uh oh...) 

I'm also talking with Blues and Vivi about a few things. We're working hard to bring you some really cool new functionality that will change an entire part of the game. We're also looking into the stat's that need a bit of an adjustment, like Efficiency. 

On TOP of that, all of the staff are working on all kinds of new features for the game. I can't go to far into it but they are incredible! 

You'll be seeing all sorts of new content and features and just plain cool stuff coming out. I hope you all are looking forward to it because we are. And it'll be AWESOME!

Have fun with the new mech, make sure to play the quest from last week while I design and work on the one for next week, and, as always, enjoy the game!

 


Tags: Korin

Maegwyn
Maegwyn
July 11, 2014

Boy Orbitson Missions

Star Date: 11 July, 3014:

Calling all Star Captains! I'm Boy Orbitson, Grad Assistant. I'm up in the Missions Room at the Star Captain's Club. If you are one of the students who is under L25 and feeling like it's the same old grind day after day to try to get ahead, then you will definitely want to check out the missions I've got here. A little something different for some extra experience. Even if you are over L25 you will probably want to give it a run-through, just for laughs.

http://www.mechquest.com/images/cms/MechQuestBoyOrbitson07-11-14-300w.jpg

Happy Birthday, Minar! To celebrate Minar's birthday, light up your battles with the Ornate Blade from the Birthday Shop in Soluna City.

Chaos Is Spreading! There is now a Chaos Weapon shop in Soluna City Main where you can grab weapons! To celebrate the Chaos finale in AQW, this week you can pick up a Chaorrupted E-Blade in Soluna! See HAL in Soluna City East to get your 'hair did!'

Battle Gems PvP!??! Do you live for PvP action? Do you have a mobile device? Get all the info over on the Epic Duel Design Notes by Nightwraith (clicking the link will open a new window)

No device? No problem! You can play BattleGems PvP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/games/?fbs=100&app_id=217802018249672

Plans, Plans, and More Plans! The MQ team is positively feverish with plans in various stages of completion. Vivi and Lyris are working on the functionality of a super-secret project that we have all been planning out. Besides ironing out the wrinkles on some existing unfinished missions and bringing you updates weekly, we're also putting together some all-new storyline and areas. Looking at wishlists and prioritizing before we actually make a firm timeline. Ash would like to note:

[5:38:40 PM] Ash: That long quests are long and take FOR-EV-ER to build

Yep yep. That they do. Tons of fun - but a lot goes into them. So - have fun, try to focus on achieving a goal (whether in game or in real life), and let us know on the forums and on twitter how everything is going. Thanks so much for playing MechQuest!

=Mae


Tags: Maegwyn Star Captains Chaos Minar BattleGems PvP Ash

Maegwyn
Maegwyn
July 03, 2014

Fourth Of July Chaos

Star Date: 3 July 3014

  • This weekend only - ALL NEW 4th of July "Haliaeetus" mecha model.
  • The Haliaeetus mecha has all NEW art by Minar and specials designed by Blues, and Vivi! It's in Soluna Main in the Holiday Shop on the sidebar. It'll only be here this weekend though! The art will probably return in the future, but specials won't come back in later years.
  • http://www.mechquest.com/images/cms/MechQuestFourthJuly7-3-2014.jpg
  • What's a "Haliaeetus?" Well, it's one of the most-recognizable eagle species. It ties in to the United States of America Fourth of July celebrations. And to think, I never would have known this if we hadn't already made an Eagle mecha model in the past! I love finding new and obscure bits of knowledge when researching - a friend of mine calls this "Research Rapture." Have you ever experienced research rapture, where you are led further and further off track from the original line of inquiry? This particular research line didn't veer at all. YET. But I digress...

  • Here are the specials:
  • Head:
  • CD= 3
  • - +25% general damage bonus
  • - enemy BtH reduce 15%
  • - enemy defense reduce: 50
  • - enemy immores reduce 100
  • - SC only: + 75 BTH til end of fight
    - NG only: +10% damage

  • FA:

  • CD =2
  • - Hit 1: 30% damage
  • - Hit 2: 45% damage
  • - Hit 3: 75% damage
  • Each hit heals EP for 50% damage done.
    - NG only: +10% damage

  • BA:

  • CD =2
  • - Hit 1: 10% damage
  • - Hit 2: 20% damage
  • - Hit 3: 30% damage
  • - Hit 4: 40% damage
  • - Hit 5: 50% damage
  • Each hit, 50% chance to damage EP for 100% damage done.
    - NG only: +10% damage

  • Shoulders:

  • CD=4
  • - Hit 1: 60% damage
  • - Hit 2: 50% damage, tries to stun.
    - NG only: +10% damage

  • Body:

  • CD= 4
  • - Hit 1: 40% damage
  • - Hit 2: 40% damage
  • - Hit 3: 40% damage
    Damage increases as enemy EP decreases. 1x/1.5/2x HP DoT.

  • - NG only: +10% damage

  • Star Captains can pick up the Traveler Hologram!
  • The Hologram will allow you to access the Traveler's shops, even when he's not in town anymore! Access it in Soluna Main on the sidebar. It won't be available forever, so snag one while you can!
  • Chaos Hairstyles are available!
  • To celebrate the Chaos finale in AQW, this week you can show off your chaotic side with a new male and female hairstyle! See HAL in Soluna City East to get your 'hair did!' More Chaos will come ... next week!

Enjoy the release, and have a sparkling weekend!

=Mae



Tags: Maegwyn Chaos Traveler specials 4th of July Star Captains

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