Friday, July 24, 2015
Star Date: 24 July, 3015:
Engine Change: I fixed an issue in the Starship where the equip slot suggesting the placement of Hovering items in the back room of the Captains Quarters was actually not functioning. This required an engine change, so be sure to clear cache and refresh your browser if you are not seeing Omega Ver. 4.0.2
New Hovering Items! Lyris made a couple of terrariums (terraria?) and an aquarium and they are in Lisa's shops on the Starship. The Hovering Aquarium and Hovering Desert Terrarium sell for credits, and the Hovering Terrarium is in the Nova Gem shop.
Here's a screenshot of a couple of them in MaegTest's CQ
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
New Nova Gem Package For $29.95!
Where do I get it? http://portal.battleon.com/store/packages/mechquest.asp
What do you get for $29.95?
15000 Nova Gems
for your character ...
And the Prototype Accelerator Containment Vessel mecha for every StarCaptain on your MechQuest account!
Friday, July 17, 2015
Star Date: 17 July, 3015
1) Happy Birthday, Minar! Log in now to commemorate our beloved former MQ artist Minar's birthday with a new e-blade!
2) New Mission Coming This Weekend! Check back to have a first look at some permanent content! When it's ready, you'll access it via Soluna Main - in the future, when Soluna North is ready to roll, that will be its permanent home.
3) Help Wanted! Volunteers!
Are you passionate about MechQuest? Do you have an eye for detail and a nose for news? Do you want to help find the Gremlins (hunt the bugs) so we can get them fixed? We need a couple of qualified volunteers to join our Bughunting team!
Are you an artist and/or animator who uses Flash? Do you love creating mechs, high-tech weapons to equip to them, and perhaps even animating your creations? We are also looking for volunteers to add to the MechQuest development team. We especially need artists and animators who can provide the game with new mecha-equippable weaponry.
To volunteer as a bughunter or artist/animator, please email --> MQartists@mechquest.com with the following info:
- Your forums name (if you participate in our forums)
- Twitter account name
- Facebook account name
- primary MQ character name and ID number
*Note on age: we are really looking for artists over the age of 18 but will consider taking on younger talent on an apprenticeship basis.
Artists: please include samples of your Flash art and/or animation. It would be great to see work done in the MechQuest style, but we are interested in seeing a good sample of your range.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Star Date: 15 July, 3015
Fourth of July Mecha: Staying until Friday, July 17, and then this seasonal rare will be out of the shop.
For those preferring to use Nova Gems for your purchasing power, a question or two:
Were you hoping to get enough Nova Gems from Ballyhoo?
Saving up Artix points?
Waiting for payday?
You mean you can buy a bunch of Nova Gems??? Ha! I had no idea.
What page do you use for your Nova Gem purchases?
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!
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Star Date: 16 May, 3015
The Traveler is back in town and he has brought a new Back Arm weapon. Here are the specials.
1st use - 2 turn, 1x EP DoT
2nd and 3rd use - 2 turn, 1.2x EP DoT
4th and 5th use - 2 turn, 1.4x EP DoT
6th and higher use - 2 turn, 1.6x EP DoT
1st use - 2 turn, 1.5x EP DoT
2nd and 3rd use - 2 turn, 1.6x EP DoT
4th and 5th use - 2 turn, 1.8x EP DoT
6th and higher use - 2 turn, 2x EP DoT
1st use - 2 turn -15 Bonus nerf.
2nd use - 2 turn -10 Boost nerf.
3rd use - 2 turn -15 Defense nerf.
4th use - 2 turn +10 Boost Buff.
5th use - 2 turn +20 Bonus Buff.
6th and higher use - 2 turn +20 Boost Buff, -15 Boost nerf.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Star Date: 16 January, 3015
A New Room! The New Year is a lovely time to do some decorating. Star Captains, you are getting a new room in your starships tonight! I've started making some new items for you - there's a Hovering Goldfish Bowl that goes quite well in the Floor slot on the far left of the new room, with more hovering-style items to follow in the weeks ahead. Also new, for the Wall slots, is the Snow Globe On A Shelf. (The new part is the shelf. The snow globe was previously only available on a table as a floor item.)
Friday, December 19, 2014
Star Date: 19 December, 3014
Flavescent Friday! The Flavescent Friday shops are open now in Soluna City Main. They will stay open for the weekend, and then will disappear for another year at 7 PM EST (server time) on Monday, 22 December, so grab your rares and discounted items now, while the sale is hot!
All-new Frostval missions on Planet Thoh! Gianna Glow's first script with some minor co-authoring by Ash, who built the missions. New art courtesy of Lyris. Very exciting never-before-seen all-new missions are live now, with more coming soon.
Follow @Lyris_AE on Twitter for exciting previews and storyline hints like this:
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Star Date: 4 December 3014
MQ On YouTube? A dedicated longtime player known as DrePlaysGames on YouTube has started a series of MechQuest videos! Here's the link to his channel . (Disclosure - he's not just a random player, but actually someone I know in real life.)
Do you have MechQuest videos, or ideas for them that you've never gotten off the ground? Let's see what you've got! Email me the link to your video or channel, or you can also use Twitter to let me know. You've got a chance to get it shared on the Design Notes. No guarantee of course - if I get a zillion responses I'll end up having to pick some randomly to highlight. They don't have to be instructional - they can be amusing or exciting or surreal or whatever direction your artistic vision takes you. What they should be to qualify as something I might share is pretty simple - they should be clean - no hax, no swearing - and basically family-friendly.
Flavescent Friday Wishlists! Start making your wishlists because we'll have a forum post for your input shortly. What's Flavescent Friday, you ask? We put items into a special limited-time discount shop for you and also choose a few rare items to include (some of those are not discounted).
Please do not make suggestions for any of the following:
Anything that has been promised as perma-rare
Arthurian Eagle/Pirate Raider
Other AvP war rares
Crystal Asteroid rares (especially Shadow Blight/Purge)
One of us from the MQ team will set up a forums thread for your wishlists within the next day or so. For those who don't use the forums, we'll have some kind of alternative.
Now I need to wrap everything up for tomorrow's Turkageddon release! Nearly everything is done - I just need to get the mecha battles set up and the rewards shops plugged in and a couple of elements of the "outro" squared away. And finish the town interface. So I'll talk with you again soon.
(Also for this week: Ash & Lyris are working on this year's Zorbo, and Clarion is creating an e-blade for his birthday, too.)
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Star Date: 3 December, 3014
Turkageddon is a Monster Holiday!: So of course you need a new monster in your favorite mecha battle roleplaying game, and we've got one for you in MechQuest! You'll encounter someone new to battle and you'll find yourself a new enemy. Holiday shopping is insane at this time of year, but that's not the only place you'll run into trouble!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Star Date: 14 October 3014
How To Get The OmniKnight
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!
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)
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Friday, October 10, 2014
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!
Friday, October 3, 2014
Star Date: 3 October, 3014
Incoming Transmission - From Ash:
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!
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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!
Saturday, August 30, 2014
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.
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 Lyris: https://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.