And the Prototype Accelerator Containment Vessel mecha for every StarCaptain on your MechQuest account!
Prototype Accelerator Containment Vessel
What is it? G.E.A.R.S. has many great minds within its halls and they are always pushing the boundaries of what's possible. They came up with a new type of particle accelerator, one that when placed into a vehicle granted it some amazing effects. Upon seeing what it could do in a lesser mecha, the students built this containment vessel specifically designed with combat in mind. It uses the various exotic particles that the accelerator constantly creates to recover energy and keep you in a fight, as well as increasing your combat potential and greatly increasing your chances of winning. The core even has a small chance to create and utilize an as-yet-unnamed particle (only discovered and harnessed by one other, to make the Ubertron). These particles will swap with those in your foe, swapping your HP and EP! The pitfalls discovered in the creation of the Ubertron, however, caused them to come up with a safety mechanism. Upon detection of creation of these particles and the swap with your foe, a safety system will engage and recover a portion of your HP and EP - keeping you in the fight!
This prototype accelerator may never see widespread use because of how dangerous it could be if it winds up in the wrong hands. However, YOU have been chosen by the scientists at G.E.A.R.S. to use this one because of everything you have accomplished! Will you be able to use it to its peak potential and show how powerful it can be?
What does it do? Levels with you to 100, and:
FA - Charged Particle Blaster CD 3 - Hit 1: 30% damage, heals 50% of the damage of the hit as HP. - Hit 2: 40% damage, heals 50% of the damage of the hit as EP. - Hit 3: 50% damage, heals 50% of the damage of the hit as both HP and EP.
BA - Overclocked Force Blade CD 3 120% damage. - Inflicts a 2x HP and EP, 3 turn DoT effect. - If the enemy is Equippable will disable enemy HD weapon.
FS - Collision Launcher CD 1 110% damage. - Nerfs enemy Defense by -55 for 2 turns.
BS - Disruption Particle Launcher CD 2 120% damage. Nerfs enemy Boost by -45 for 2 turns.
HD - Particle Field Generator CD 99 100% damage. - Prevents enemy EP regen for 3 turns. - Buffs Boost by 30 for 75 turns. - Buffs Bonus by 25 for 75 turns.
BD - Particle Accelerator Drive CD 5 - Hit 1: 50% damage, with 100% chance to crit. If this hit connects will lower enemy ImmoRes by -100. - Hit 2: 50% damage, attempts to stun at current ImmoRes. - 4% chance for hit 2 to swap HP and EP values with your foe and then heal 15% of your max HP and EP.
Please let us know on the forums - or if you prefer Twitter, tag @MaegwynAE with the hashtag #MQNGS so we can work on meeting your needs.
I hope you are all having a great summer - staying cool in the Northern Hemisphere and keeping warm in the Southern Hemisphere. Doing anything new or special? I'm listening to lots of great music and taking guitar lessons in my spare time.
I'd like to make a big shout-out to Ash and Lyris for their dedication and hard work that they do to make exciting updates happen for you.
As always, thank you so much for playing MechQuest!
10-25 Is Now a Holiday! That's right, Mr. Z is coming to Soluna City's Main Street to direct you to the new Holiday Shops! Starting today, 10-25, and lasting for a full 10 days, a selection of 10 items will be offered in these shops for 25% off! That's ten items per shop: ten Starship Items, ten Weapons, and ten Mecha Models. Don't delay - get yours today! Shops will shut down on November 5th.
Have you heard about the...Artix Points Holiday Special- Ends Nov 1, 2013
Get 10% more Artix Points when you purchase using any of the following payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover, PayPal, Visa Delta/Debit/Electron PayPal, Paymentez Credit Card, ClickandBuy
What are Artix Points, you ask? Artix Points is the new name for BattleOn Game Points. They are the most important and powerful points in the universe. Forged from crystallized dragon’s breath, marbles, and a little duct tape... you can use them in MechQuest to get Nova Gems & Star Captain upgrades - and also with ANY of our Artix Entertainment games to get upgrades, memberships, special items and even other in-game currencies!
Birthday Mecha Delay: We hit a small snag in the production line, but things are rolling along again smoothly at last! We're in the final stages of testing this weekend. The credits versions will be via the merge system, so get your Silver Tokens downstairs at Tek's (you won't need more than five) - they are set up with Star Captain power for all players (higher DPT, or Damage Per Turn, than a normal non-Star Captain model) and if you are a Star Captain you will unlock exclusive specials! AND - the Nova Gem models will have special pricing: only 750 Nova Gems instead of the "normal" 1000! Coming SOON!
Have a great weekend! Thanks for playing MechQuest!
Nova Gems! To recap the note from Artix and add some details: If you have logged in within the past month, you have been awarded 250 Nova Gems - and 1000 additional Nova Gems have been awarded to all Star Captains! Did you just send in a payment for an upgrade & missed it? If your payment method is not instant (bank-transfer or snail-mail or other delayed types) we will be on the lookout for yours. We'll scan again (thanks to Captain Rhubarb) in 7 days and we will monitor snail-mail upgrades for the next 3 weeks to be sure you new Star Captains all receive the thank-you gift!
Toast and Coffee! With all these new Nova Gems we're giving you for free this weekend, if you weren't already saving up for something, you probably want some awesome new items to pick up. Minar has drawn & animated in record time to bring you this series. Soluna Main is where you'll find the shops with the new Toaster Arm and the coffeemaker & toaster Starship Items.
Toaster Arm Weapon: The Level 1 version has a very special bonus, which is the reason for its pricing level. If you plan to upgrade in the future, or if you are already a Star Captain, this is the version in which you should invest. When you become a Star Captain (or immediately, if you have already upgraded), the "Turbo Toaster SC100" will automatically level with you to level 100! We also have non-scaling versions at levels 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 for normal Nova Gem pricing at those levels. Vivi is coding the specials that blues designed for these as I write, and here's the rundown:
Hit 1: 40% damage, heals back HP with half of damage done
Hit 2: 50% damage, reduces stun res by 75 only for this turn
Hit 3: 60% damage, tries to stun
Hit 4: 70% damage, damages also EP with half of damage done
Fixing Things As We Go Along:
Korin has been working on the Westion areas, and he's got Chapter 1 all set up and it works fine. He says, "I've also added lots of things to make it easier to follow. I also intend to add hidden-persistent rolls to the hidden rolls in the reputation and bounty hunting quests." Basically, the arrows pointing to warp pads (areas that teleport you to a new area, like through a door for example) will spawn when you reach the proper progression within certain quests. Then, if you have met all the prerequisites, the arrow will glow, pointing you in the direction you need to go.
Arthurian & Pirate Uniforms: Forum member DarkLore, who also is active on Twitter, pointed out that it has been impossible to get the Arthurian uniform after completing the Lagos missions. I'm very grateful for the reminders, and when the release rolls live you will be able to get the Pirate and Arthurian uniforms at Laser Eye for the Space Guy (Maria5's shop) in Soluna East after completing the required Lagos missions!
In the Upcoming Weeks:
There's a rumor going around on Twitter that you can Punch Practel - and I doubt that's just going to slide under the radar. This Could Mean WAR???
You haven't heard the last from Planet Gark yet!
Did you think Liath was forgotten? Oh no. It's still being developed! There will be more to discover as time goes on.
Thank you so much for playing MechQuest! We love bringing you updates - and we've got a lot planned!
Nova Gems! When you battled so valiantly against EbilCorp to save us from being assimilated by their Hostile Takeover attempt, you earned more than Valor Badges! To show our appreciation of your loyalty, we added 200 Nova Gems to every player who logged in and battled during the Anniversary War! Thank you so very much! If you need more, please consider supporting our game with an upgrade or purchase of additional Nova Gems, either via the homepage or via your Master Account at the Portal. You may create your Master Account by visiting the Portal site at http://portal.battleon.com/ to view more offers.(For example, did you know that we have Nova Gems available for Artix points?)
We are currently at work on an exciting new package deal for Nova Gems so keep your eyes open for news on that!
Thank you all again for your support of the MechQuest team! We enjoy bringing you continual updates and we are constantly working to improve your experience, whether it is by adding new content, improving the existing interfaces and gameplay, or including your suggestions.
I'm having tons of fun working here at the Secret Underground Lab with Korin, Artix, Warlic, and many more of the Artix Entertainment team in person, face-to-face! Tomorrow afternoon, I'll fly home. If all goes well, I'll be rolling out a surprising mid-week release before I go! (This will be in addition to what is coming up on Friday.) It's been fun and it will also be great to get back to the Undisclosed Location. Have a fantastic week & I'll be in touch via the forums & twitter!