Monday, October 11, 2010

A Little Bit of This and That

BladeHaven Beta Release

The Beta release for BladeHaven is scheduled to begin on Thursday!!!  The Beta will use the ONE LOGIN TO RULE THEM ALL and will be open to Star Captains, Guardians, DragonLords, AQWorlds Members and Epic Duel Elite Players (those who upgraded before the merger with Artix Entertainment) and ED players that have upgraded after the merger (is there a formal name for you yet?) !  So if you haven't made your Master Account yet, now's a great time to do that!

Bladehaven is a first-person swordfighting game which is unique and (in my opinion) highly addictive. It features achievements that will earn your Master Account some of that valuable EXP - you know you want some!

A Bladehaven info page is coming tomorrow to let all types of players know whether you'll be able to test.  So, check it out to see whether you meet the requirements for the testing phase, and have fun!! 

That's Mister Korin now...

Korin's amazing (and very fun) wife said "I do" over the weekend. There's a thread on the MechQuest General Discussion forum here if you'd like to participate in the celebratory well-wishing!

Rolith Levels Up!

Dragonfable's Design Notes for 10/11 is the place to wish Rolith a Happy Birthday on the Forums (right now this is the active thread ) and also you may use Twitter ( @Rolith_AE ) Let him know that you saw it on MQ's Design Notes! While he is the lead coder for DF, Rolith spares some time to do a bit for MechQuest when he can - so please let him know how much his MQ players appreciate him.

Dropship Update!

Vivi has made more progress with the weapons I hinted at the other day - I can reveal that the shops on the Dropship are going to give new players some incentive to begin expanding inventory.  More variety in attack abilities earlier in the game is sure to enhance the battle experience. 


Friday, May 21, 2010

Parallel <s>Universes</s> Logins

Greetings and salutations friends! I wanted you to be the first to know about a horrifyingly scary, highly technical, and possibly universe destroying change coming to the MechQuest login screen. It will either be the coolest* thing we have ever done... or the worst use of our last two months ever! Behold! In just a week or two you will be able to login in to the game with your normal MechQuest account OR the new BattleOn account "One Login to Rule them All!" on a single screen**. Here is a picture of the prototype that we currently have working. There is more than meets the eye to this new feature. It is the final step before we are able to add things like scratches out a bunch of cool technical stuff that no one cares about and skips straight to cross-game achievements! Which means things you do in MechQuest will unlock special titles, items and other unlockable rewards that you can use in other games... and even future ones! (Oh, Warlic's 1st person swordfighting game, Bladehaven will be coming out soon after this too.) The achievement system will be able to scan your account and see everything you have already done in MechQuest and give you the achievements for it. I think it will be really fun -- but first things first, we have to make the login work***. Take a look at the screenshot above, and please let us know if you have any ideas to make the login even better. Battle on!

* Even cooler than when you tried to stop global warming by leaving your freezer door open?
** Which sorta makes it the "TWO logins to rule them all"
*** Integrating 5 different databases containing over 101 million registered accounts, multiple entry paths, account management, and ~500 million characters.... hah! No problem! (P.S. Why are you not done yet?)