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2014 House Depot Contest Winners posted by Beleen on

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Everyone who participated in the competition (so long as you didn’t cheat!) will receive a 2014 House Depot Badge for your AQWorlds Character Page. Please be patient while award each badge as it will take us several days to complete the process.  The winners in the below categories will receive special prizes in addition to their Badge. Let’s see if you won!

Grand Prize Winner Winners

This was a tough one. So many amazing submissions and we could only choose 1 Grand Prize Winner. But we couldn’t pick just 1… so we have 2 Grand Prize Winners!

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Pirate’s Paradise

Created by Mr Zul and Capn Cio

Tired after a plunderin’ day? Drop anchor on ye’ TreehouseShip, Matey! All the amenities of a true Pirate’s Life at ye’ hooks: white sand at ye’ peg-leg, peaceful quarters, convenient hangin’ point on your Crow’s Nest an’ 100 miles to Tortulgar Inn only! Yarrrr!

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House of Vita

Created by Prime, Nici , Ryuu

The house of the Stars, this structure is the remainder of an ancient civilization, Vita. Living knowledge of the cosmos is stored within its crystal shards. The entire structure is powered by the Stars gem at the top.

These two houses will soon be created in AdventureQuest Worlds for everyone to enjoy. The players who created these houses will receive their creation for FREE, plus a bonus of 1,500 AdventureCoins! Woohoo!

1st Place Winners

These players did an AMAZING job designing their houses! We wish we could transform ALL of these into in-game houses, but we’re just a small team and only have so many hands (we’re looking to employ an artistic octopus). These 1st Place Winners will receive 1,000 AdventureCoins in AQWorlds =D

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Tomynha , ormys - fairy.jpg

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Mikomaru - Moneybags.jpg
 
Ridion, Zayark, Dark knightes, Vlaiku - Darkfang Trophy.jpg
 
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Kairosmith - brooktree.jpg
 
john matthew bituin , trizzzcentrino - concept of darksouls.jpg
 
(at)bruextian06 - floating.jpg
 
 
Anubis9108 - Elements.jpg
chaos lord zeus - fountain.jpg
 
Foreverman,shadowversion,kingsbountyhunder, darkassassin, darkfier - Volcano.jpg
 
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housing123 - soundbox (flashed).jpg
 
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2nd Place Winners

Glorious! Stupendous! Insert another adjective here! The following entries made it into our 2nd Place Winners, and for that, will each receive 500 AdventureCoins.  

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Kyber Moonbow - spongebob.png
Neoreaper13 , yoon Mirae - crystal.jpg
ms720 , stefc - modern.jpg
The0d0sis,Zoraith - Playhouse.png
the0d0sis , zoraith - plague.jpg
TheDen - twilly.png
Tiarae - Villa.png
urumi - 3swordz.png
Valyron - dragonhouse.png
Valyron - egg.jpg
souknight - runecastle.jpg
Quia - uxhal.jpg
m0rzz20 - dragon.jpg
lumpy_space_princess - YOLO.jpg
lord asior - dragon amulet.jpg
Kanzaki , soti1986 - sepulchure.jpg
Kamus , Killer7lp - Dragon.jpg
Heicker - dracolich.png
guns1408, mateus 1002 - altar.png
Gudiofor - Cookie.png
eichzen , deaedlove - indonesia.jpg
dragon warrior blaze - runes.jpg
Dinohunter9 - headsitting.jpg
demonhunter - Ebil.jpg

Darkondrago - futuristic.png
Dangoni, detonador999 dragon.jpg
cyberbakia , ryugan - futuristic.jpg
Bigtimemkk - temple.jpg
bigtimemkk - BloD.png
Beotzelf the second - skull.png
BCT, strikeryuzz , mage shadower , hihipuffyumi - tower.jpg
lupus the wolf - cave.jpg
silver ginryu , sushin kiren , reween - Winter.jpg
skryl - hut.jpg

3rd Place Winners

And the awesomeness keeps on coming! The 3rd Place Winners will receive 250 AdventureCoins for their great submissions.

Zush - Elves hut.jpg
Zultex - Beleen.png
Zelinia - mechanic.png
Zakymnsterjacker - Secret Base.jpg
zastin alegomos (aioros on twitter)- lucky.jpg
zerinho - tv.png
Zakymnsterjacker - Secret Base.jpg
xxxhadesxx x - bone.jpg
xx-demonking_xx -vacation house .jpg
xara , aioma - mailbox.jpg
wolfblade raven , insidious white wolf - time.jpg
VZYX - pink chinchilla.jpg
venom_heart , deadly_darkness - goodnevil.jpg
vasbaras - grannyhouse.jpg
vandrin7 - dwarf.jpg
Van glasse 1 , xx draco killerxx - temple.jpg
uchihalimit01 - guitar.png
tarewq123 - madhatter.jpg
Syukri - Dragonlord sword.png
Syrius VII , Gundred VII - android.jpg
stampede05 - destiny.jpg
smatrixs - doom.jpg
skip01 , heigan123 - dragonkeep.jpg
shamakuza - hillhouse.png
Shadowslayer rei - immortal.png
shadow ghol, cilv, kuylenko - shipwreck.jpg
scorpion_k1 - forest.png
safaria555 , ingus - flower.jpg
s matrix s -high5.jpg
Ronalverde - dragon.jpg
Renangostoso, rruann - burgerhouse.png
Razboinicul_ro - Chaos.png
Raven Heralga - Bansgee.jpg
pogi_0315, beast_adh4 , unholy warrior99 , mr_crow , doppleganersoul the order - sky fortress.jpg
pitsun patti , lime hellscythe - welcometohell.jpg
papel - chaoshouse.jpg
oscar_maciel , darkness legion - xiang.jpg
onlyname - undeadflower.jpg
Nolax - dage.jpg
noceo - green.jpg
nhok bimpro - forest.jpg
new jing 76 , huyen567 - castle.jpg
neitzel_unk, mr vbs - alteon.jpg
mystery woman - mystery.jpg
muddabacon - love.jpg
mr grim , ultra sniper - dojo.jpg
mowchar , eleine - grave.jpg
mostwantsd , akonibert - Undead.jpg
Miyvkicat - courtyard.png
Merlin the legend, beta_berzerker - mythical.jpg
Maxijack - legion.jpg
marassatto , s murilo - hills.jpg
Luvhart, blackjashin - pirate.png
luminitos -dragonfire.jpg
loze - chair.jpg
lolo pedring, shuzamaku , shadow hunter3333 , filitio , and crew - ninja dodjo.jpg
lillish - dark house.jpg
levitas - botler .jpeg
Leomz, ruibastan - fiend.jpg
krotono , project hero 546 , gastintus , ultrakiller99 - nulgath.jpg
krotono , project hero 546 , gastintus , ultrakiller99 - blod.jpg
kiraray147 - midgethouse.jpg
kenposhoto - mansion.jpeg
kaos rules x - timesplit.jpg
kakashi hattake77 , hayen 567 - float.jpg
kakahi - modern house.png
k31h - altar.png
julie , ... - minecraft.jpg
jub3rto - gravelyn.jpg
Jinlei - pukkingArtix.png
jhow - shoe.jpg
jegorgothe - grotho.jpg
Jared_20 - Pirate.jpg
izanagi , and a lot more people who probably never really helped-art.jpg
iustimen , denis415 - bird.png
havali Cocuk - Arcadion House.jpg
Gustavoneymar - Chaos.png
greendragonknight - box.jpg
green tornado 4444 - leprechauns.png
ghostathena - Hell.jpg
ghinth - dragon.jpg
Gamaslash - dage.jpg
 
Wiki team - wikihouse.jpg
falcon crusher -antizombiehouse.jpg
Fahed - shellhouse.png
Fahed - castle.png
evil_elemental - elegant.jpg
Eeyer - derp.jpg
eeedy - j6.png
Dreadbloom - Nature house with golem.jpg
Doctorule12 salamander.png
dna94 - dragon.jpg
Daxi - abyss shield.jpg
darksiders kira - cave.jpg
dack kritter - altar.jpg
chiok123456 - throphy.jpg
chen2812809638 - lighthouse.jpg
bob the healer9332 - Paladin.jpg
blackbuster , ifrith - dragon grave.jpg
ArtinemCS - Dragon.png
arch warlord x - sorcery.png
Apessoado, deller , rexxp - portal.png
anubis9108 - draconian.jpg
alan68 dragon.png
1709 , deigned - dragon.png
_snavble - modern.jpg
Gabrielsslf and Juliacs Moloch House and Altar.png
_aqworldsbrasil_ - skull.jpg
(at)boyoyolsxanlee - town.jpg
(at)rizkyaditya_AE - gigantic house.png
(at)UnkyAE - doginanegg.jpg
d3yd3y - skull.png

 

Everyone’s A Winner in our Eyes!

Thank you EVERYONE who participated in the 2014 House Depot Contest. Everyone at Artix is amazed at how talented you are, and as soon as we go through 500+ entries, you will soon see the 2014 House Depot Badge on your Character Page.

Follow these Twitter accounts to stay up-to-date on contests:

@BeleenAE
@AQWcontest

Keep up the great work, and we hope to see your artistic talents in future contests!

Battle On! 


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New Game Releases You’ll LOVE this Valentine’s Day posted by Beleen on

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AdventureQuest Worlds

  • Love is a battlefield... and so is this Friday's release!

  • Double Rep AND Double EXP Boost begins on ALL servers at www.AQ.com

    • Legend servers will get even higher boosts!
    • Login this weekend to battle the Bluddrun the Betrayer, find Beleen's Valentine, and show the world how much you love to battle in AQWorlds!
    • Replay previous Hero's Heart Day events!
    • Legends can battle Graveclaw the Destroyer in /bosschallenge
  • Olympics gear Limited Time Shop
    • Find the Snowboarder armor in the Treasure Map shop
  • The Yokai Sunlord set leaves the Wheel of Doom, Dark Heartbreaker set arrives!

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Epic Duel

  • Aphrodite's Woe
    • Revontheus' Aphrodite's Woe P and E limited-quantity swords available at the Alydroid with pre-installed Azrael's Wrath core.
    • 24+ new Heartbreaker hairstyles!
    • New Home interface allows you to browse items for sale and in their own inventories more easily than ever.
    • Watch for those codes!
      • We will be awarding multiple prizes and home items with prize codes, making them more exciting than ever! 

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OverSoul

  • Valentine's Day and Slimey Wormy Things!
  • Character Release:
    • Aphrodite
    • Love Machine
    • Lepid
    • Slime
  • Coming Soon!
    • 4th Oversoul Elemental Specific Contest
    • Your favorite AQW Characters and Monster coming to OS!

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AdventureQuest

  • SnuggleFest 2014: What Does Igneox Say?
    • It’s Snugglefest! Love is in the air....but for ElBhe, this holiday has only ended in disaster.
      • This week, help him prepare for his date with his sweet little shadow vixen.
      • But what would happen if Igneox were to find out about this date?
  • 3 new items are coming to the Limited-Time Shop this week!
    • The Block Zard and Lorelympian Torch will only be here for 2 weeks.
    • Legion’s Curse will be here for the month of February and then gone forever!
  • Next week Golden Giftboxes overflow with TONS of items from your favorite AE games!

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DragonFable

  • Love Ship 

    • Beleen may have the best of intentions but, when you love mayhem, even the best of intentions can go wrong on the Love Ship!

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HeroSmash

  • Happy Hero Heart Day!

    • Hero Heart Harry returns to Super City (find him at Overlook)
    • Check out the New AQW Beleen Valentine Desktop Wallpapers 

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MechQuest

  • Blues Love Riches
    • Happy Birthday to Blues, MechQuest's Specials Designer! 
      • Celebrate with the elegant Blues' Tech Blade, coming to a Birthday Shop in Soluna City. 
      • Talk to Braddock Steele to replay Heroes' Hearts events of the past
      • infiltrate the ShS cruiser in the "Rescue Braddock Steele" 
      • Replay to open the shop and pick up higher-level versions of the Love Element weapons 
      • Take a stroll East in Soluna City and find the student who wants to challenge you 
    • Log in for the LIMITED TIME SPECIAL EVENT Saturday, February 15th 11-2, server time.
      • Play the "Possible Riches" quest
        • You will have a 1 in 3 chance to encounter Richy the Rich Guy in the last battle of that mission! 
        • With all your newfound riches, go back to Soluna Main to the Brickity shop for a new Blockity-style back arm cannon. 

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Gifts for the Childrens Hospital posted by Artix on

The Artix Entertainment team filled Faith's Truck with bags full of wrapped presents from HeroMart and headed to the Children's Hospital to give them out. It was the best start to a day... ever!

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A lot of the team dressed up, and the young people we visited were certainly entertained! The Hospital's staff took us room to room. Nythera and Faith had Santa buckets full of candy, then those of us carrying the sacks of gifts (each one containing gifts for a certain age... HeroMart does not have anything for children younger than 4, so we were sure to buy a bunch of plush toys and books for them) delivered a present appropriate for their age. The very first boy we met was a player of AQWorlds... and you should have seen the look on his face when someone recommended that he get me to sign his action figure, and he suddenly realized who I was.

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I hope all of the young ones we visited today had lots of fun. Battle on!

BONUS STORY!

For clicking the "READ MORE" button you get a bonus story.

When we were live on the local NBC affiliate news last month, we got a recommendation from the security guard on how to position ourselves for the fight scene. I thanked him and said if he had any other great advice please share. He said, "I do have one piece of advice, take this show over to the Children's Hospital." So, wherever you are Mr. NBC Tampa 13 Security Guard.... mission accomplished. And this is one "show" that is going to have A LOT of re-runs. *salutes with Battle Axe*


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MOSI - Press Play Event posted by Artix on

MOSI Press Play

Talking to kids about making video games

Past Saturday, we went to the MOSI (Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry) to talk to young gamers about making video games. The gaming event was sponsored by Verizon and was called "Press Play". We dressed in our cosplay armors and talked to visitors while Dage & Thyton did drawings by request. LOL, everyone kept asking Thyton to draw pikachu, ponies and unicorns. (Note: Thyton is a "tough guy" that draws hulking, wicked monsters... so it was humorous and inspiring watching him throw aside his machismo and and putting all 110% of his art skill into making cutsy things for the little girls. What a good guy!)  We hope we made a positive impact on the young minds we spoke with... and are not sent any therapy bills for having Sepulchure chase the children while DEATH yelled "It is ok, you will respawn... really!"


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Artix on FOX News!? posted by Artix on

FOX 13 News Artix Entertainment

Achievement Unlocked: "Appear LIVE on the News without being in handcuffs" 

Last Wednesday, we were on TV. FOX 13 News (Tampa Bay, Florida) featured our team and the Secret Underground Lab in a segment on the future of Video Games. Players were surprised to see how much the lab actually looks like the recreation inside AdventureQuest Worlds. (/join UndergroundLab) For the promo bits, we were asked to go to the studio in costume and be on camera LIVE. We were told we could do whatever we want while the field reporter Jeremy was talking -- we broke out into a Good vs Evil fight. The news segment should also be airing in Orlando tonight, and there is a small chance it could get picked up nationally. You do not have to wait though... Fox put the video of us in the news on their website for you to watch!

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"We are LIVE on TV... how about we just start fighting?" ..... "OK!" ......"Not so Fast Paladin!"

I wish they had put the clip of when I pole vaulted using the axe and double drop kicked Sepulchure.

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We get a fair amount of visitors at the Lab these days. Watching how the artists draw the art for the games is really fascinating. Each and every week, a single AE artist must create an insane amount of monsters, backgrounds, swords, armors and items.

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View from the other angle!

 

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Nythera and the Player Support help fix hacked AQWorlds accounts (This is the room that answers your help emails!) They help about 4,000 players a week with their account problems.

 

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AdventureQuest 3D has been quiet for the past month... spookily quiet. We are probably up to something :-)

Thoughts on the News Segment & the Future of Gaming

The focus of this news report was the future of gaming is changing. Just like CDs to iTunes.... Movie Rentals at BlockBuster to Netflix.... the way we buy games is changing. It is changing fast, and it is changing right now. Of course, it is not changing for us, we have been doing this for 10 years now. It has been odd watching the rest of the game industry making the switch to the way we have been doing things. That is... acquiring the games on the device you play them on, playing them for free and upgrading later (and optionally), and getting ongoing updated game content.

A successful indie game dev studio!?

Normally the word "indie" is met with thoughts of people squeazed into their garage working endlessly through the night on a sugar and stale coffee induced frenzy to create a video game before an impossible deadline. We have been at this for 10 years - doing new releases for you every single week. To show for it, we get to work in the fun and creative lab, endlessly  through the night on a sugar and stale coffee induced frenzy to create a video game before our impossible deadlines. We love the lab and hope you will one day get to visit in person -- or maybe build video games with us! Of course, if anything ever goes wrong and we are building our games from a cardboard box with a modem connection... we hope you will come visit and make games with us too. BATTLE ON!

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Of course you do not need to wait... you can go to the recreation of the Artix Entertainment Lab in AdventureQuest Worlds right now. (/join SecretLab)

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Did you guys script that fight?

We showed up at the FOX 13 studio at 9pm on Wednesday in costume. We were told we could do anything we wanted. The segment was going to air at 10pm, but they were going to do four LIVE clips promoting it. We are not sure why they were going to be LIVE... they could have recorded them. Maybe they were hoping we would do something supernaturally stupid. (We did out best!) The camera was setup just outside the studio under their giant doppler radar thing (for the weather.) Each of the live bits were going to be about 15 seconds. During the first one we were all standing and smiling, yelling "Battle On!" and then Sepulchure shoulder checked me. Everyone say it and we all drew our weapons. In the next segement it was an all out brawl. Miko was being chased around while Faith and Nythera squared off, and Sepulchure and I clashed weapons. The third and forth segements were my favorite... the camera man missed some of the best shots, but a girl was recording with her cell phone off to the side and got them. I will try to get the footage and post it for you. After the news cast the security guard said, "You guys need to take this show to the Childrens Hospital." O_O  Nythera started making some calls immediately.

QUESTION!

Do you still love us knowing we are cheesy, crazy, game-obessed geeks in real life?


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ONE-EYED DOLL! posted by Artix on

One-eyed Doll Event and CD

Play the special event in our hit game AdventureQuest Worlds with musical guest One-Eyed Doll. In addition to having the premiere of the music video for "Committed", the band also created a special music CD just for our gaming community. The CD features songs that were used in our games. It also features a new song "Sally" based on the character Sally the Pretty Pink Necromancer in the DoomWood Saga that was voice acted by One-Eyed Doll's lead singer, Kimberly. It is available now and shipping world wide at www.HeroMart.com.


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AdventureQuest's 10th Anniversary posted by Artix on

A special event for the game that started it all

It has been 10 years since the original AdventureQuest went live. It has been expanding every week for 10 years... 10 years! So we wanted to do something special to celebrate. Join us for a special 2-part event, written by Artix, featuring art and animation from Oishii, J6, Dage the Evil, Yergen, Llussion and the AdventureQuest team! This quest is designed for players level 1 through 130... and regardless of if you have been there for it all, or missed out on the legendary storylines of Akriloth, Carnax, Devourer, or Seekrat -- it is something you will NOT WANT TO MISS! Play at www.BattleOn.com

Arkiloth & the AdventureQuest 10 Year Anniversary Event

Every 10 years, the dark forces become too overwhelming and the words from an ancient tome must be spoken in time, or the Dragon will grow a new horrific head for each of the mightiest monsters! That's where you come in, brave adventurers.

 

AdventureQuest 10th Anniversary Eternal Dragon


As we celebrate 10 YEARS of Battling On in AdventureQuest, the possibility of utter doom looms overhead. Why can't we just have a normal celebration for once? Y'know cake, a little ice cream... maybe Pin the Tail on the Moglin. Because THIS!  IS!  ADVENTURE QUEST! *Punts Twilly into The Pit*


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VICTORY!!! posted by Artix on

VICTORY!

See all of the news and videos from the EbilCorp War!

 

Artix Entertainment's games saved by the players

YOU DID IT!! You actually did it!! The war meters are all at 100%. Congratulations on being a part of history and winning (and we mean REALLY winning... you chopped down everything EbilCorp threw at you.)  the biggest and craziest war in the history of our video games. With the 10+ million corrupted monsters defeated across ALL our games, EbilCorp's plot to destroy our network has been thwarted. As a gesture of our tremendous gratitude, we are awarding everyone who participated in the war effort, in-game currency in each of the games they actually fought EbilCorp in. (200 ACs, 200 DCs, 200 NG, 200 SCs, 250 Ztokens and an amount of Varium depending your participation in the war!) Captain Rhubarb will be running the database update to award your character with the in-game currency over the next 24 hours. If you need more, please support our ongoing crazy game releases by buying them on your favorite game's upgrade page.

See the full EbilCorp's Gameocide Page with war meters and ALL of the videos from the past week. Then see what is coming up next!


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10th Anniversary posted by Artix on

Play-by-Play

Tonight, at 6pm our 10th anniversary event will begin in ALL of our major games. Join me here, as I give you the play-by-by, a live news feed of the last minute craziness as the team prepares to launch the event.

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9:30am Secret Underground Lab online.
Servers online...
Backups online...
Elevator online...
All systems check. 100%
9:35am Artix reporting for duty!
Thyton reporting for duty!
Yergen reporting for... (Hah hah, he said dooty.)
9:45am Thank you to everyone posting anniversary/birthday wishes to the game network on Twitter. Words cannot express how heartwarming it is to see your encouraging words. Especially since we are doing something completely new for our special event. Doing new things is always scary... but you have always had our backs. Thank you for being part of this and for supporting us!!!
10:00am A team members girlfriend baked us banana bread this morning. But it was not cooked. I realized this after eating a BIG bite of it. It is still in my mouth. WHAT SHOULD I DO!?
10:30am "Alina checking in!"
"Samba here!"
"Korin... erm.. here... wait, this isn't my bed...."
"Dage in the house."
10:31am The judging of the AdventureQuest 3D Design a Monster art contest is now taking place! So many good entires --  this is going to be impossible.
11:00am Checking in with the game teams! Today's event will be spanning 6 games. This really is the first time we have tried doing this... only 7 hours left until launch!
11:30am Um... that was weird. Someone just ran into my room to tell me there is a black limo with an ebilcorp logo on it circling the building above the lab. Did one of you go all out on some sort of practical joke?
12:00pm The limo was gone before we could get a picture. So weird! Anyways, only 6 hours until the launch of the event! It is really cool seeing all the game teams pulling together for the same thing. HeroSmash is having some technical problems... nothing like having less than 6 hours to rewrite core engine functionality. Going to help!
12:30pm You know, for pretty much the past 10 years we have been doing non-stop weekly releases. Once we started, we never actually had a week go by without one. How funny would it be if tonight's 10th Anniversary event was "Surprise, no release!" LOL. Note: We would NEVER do that! We did do the opposite once though. Remember the week in DragonFable when the team announced they were just releasing a single fish. People were so mad! But when they caught the fish it took them to a surprise complete underwater zone.
1:15pm All game teams are reporting that they are close. That means... IT IS STORYTIME! What was your favorite memory from our crazy adventures together? The time Captain Rhubarb renamed 10,000 AQWorlds players's names to "Captain Rhubarb" and we had to declare a mulligan day? (A "do over day") ... or perhaps that time legendary AE artist and ninja Thyton (although he sorta looks like a Spartan. Like a... Spartan Ninja.) was creating the dragons for DragonFable and he showed them to and I replied, "Great! Now... let us go draw some GOOD Dragons." He was really hurt. He thought I was saying his dragons were bad and we needed to draw better ones. But what I meant was, he drew a bunch of EVIL looking Dragons and we needed to make some GOOD-GUY dragons. /facepalm.

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What was your favorite memory/story from our game community?

2:00pm

Only 4 hours until the anniversary event begins! But this is not the only major event coming this October. It is a non-stop chain of releases starting with the most romantic tale of gamer love. Next week, Rolith (DragonFable/Oversoul Programmer) & Alina (AQworlds co-lead) who met while working here at AE, fell madly in love, became engaged (remember his Old Spice spoof proposal in DragonFable?) and are to be married in real life & in game next week! I was pretty surprised when Rolith asked if I would be his best man. It is traditional for the best man to throw a "bachelors party" before the wedding. That will be... Thursday night. For those of you who have known me for a while, you may think "How in the world is Artix going to throw a good batchelors party? Artix does not drink, does not smoke, would never do drugs, and basically lives a PG lifestyle."  The answer? Life threatening danger. Rolith has no idea what I have in store for him... and is scared out of his mind. So right here, I am promising YOU, that I will post the full story and some pictures from his bachelors party before the wedding next Friday. (Please remind me, you know how crazy things get here ^_^)

3:00pm Miko, when you see this -- please make sure the server hamsters get treats. We need them full speed for tonight's release!
3:30pm

While we are on storytime, I would like to post probably the most interesting & controversial story from the business side of our gaming history. This story is 100% true. Back in 2007, a lot of big companies came trying to buy Artix Entertainment. A lot of people are shocked when they find out that I turned down a legit, written offer for $84 million. This actually happened. I love our games and our community, and I would never give it up for anything.  Maybe this is why I am more proud than ever to be with you and the team are celebrating the 10th Anniversary today. There were a lot of battles back in those days that I was legally not allowed to share with you. Maybe one day I can write a book. But you have always had my back -- and we did ever get into trouble, I know that the team and I could count on you.

Switching topics...

Sometimes we say and do things in the "Artix Universe" that are fantasy. For example, we say that Geopetal, the game lead of DragonFable, is a rock. Of course in real life she is not REALLY a rock (she is a pebble.) Things like this are just plain fun. Well, fun as long as you play along that is. Sort of like an inside joke between friends. But it is funny how pretty much EVERY one of these inside jokes is based on something real. For example, before joining the team, the girl who is Geopetal was actually a Geologist. 100% true. Just something to think about.

5:00pm ONLY one hour until our 1st ever all games event! In my experience... this is where the game crippling bug happens. *goes looking for it* Here buggy, buggy, buggy....
5:39pm Flight attendants, please secure the cabin for take off. Thank you for flying "indie video game air." Please make sure your seat belts are fastened and your seats are in their full, upright position. All electronic devices should be TURNED ON AT FULL POWER and MAX VOLUME for take off. We may experience a little turbulance, but the in-flight movie will feature monsters, combat, and epic adventure. 20 minutes left....
5:45pm HAH! Now that is timing. The black limo with the Ebilcorp logo is driving around the building above the lab again. Hang on, I am going to go get you guys a picture... this is crazy!
5:48pm The elevator is in lock down. What the heck? Checking with Faith to figure out what is going on.
5:55

All game heads reporting in!
- EpicDuel is shutting down to install the release.
- HeroSmash is preparing to shut down to install the release.
- MechQuest & DragonFable & AdventureQuest are on Sandby.
- AQWorlds is reporting some sort of issue...

6:00

What the...

  • Epicduel is now reporting an issue
  • HeroSmash is now reporting an issue
  • AQWorlds is now reporting an issue
  • MechQuest & DragonFable & AdventureQuest are ready... no... wait... what the!?
  • Lab Security system just went into lock down mode!?

 


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Kiara
New Game Releases! posted by Kiara on

AdventureQuest Worlds

AQW Heroes Pay Their Debts... And this week, Death is coming to collect! When Death decides that he wants YOUR life, you  agree to spend 72 hours filling his role so that he can experience what being a Hero is like. Learn how to rule the  Underworld... and see just how well Death fills the role of a Hero. Open the Xhar Morghuil, the book of things which should  not be named, but must not be forgotten and decide... Will you take back your mortality?
AdventureQuest Worlds - DeathDon't forget that October is the month for 4th Upholders! If you upgrade any time during October, you'll automatically be a  4th Upholder, gain TWO Chaotic Starswords, an achievement badge, and BIG bragging rights! If you have an upgrade which  expires ON or AFTER November 1st, 2012, you are already a 4th Upholder! It is ALSO the month of Mogloween! Head to /mogloween to play our spooktastic release.
www.AQ.com

EpicDuel

The Chairman believes that you must dress for success.  He proved that last week with his armor, but this week he's bringing 18 new EbilCorp styles (3 for each class and gender)!  Can't decide which style to use? Purchase the new 4-key package that permanently unlocks 20 styles for each class and gender, including the sinister new EbilCorp styles!
EpicDuel - Hair Styleswww.EpicDuel.com

DragonFable

Log in now to catch up on past Mogloween stories! The Storybook is now available through the quest log. Can you get all the past masks before Croft reappears this year?
www.DragonFable.com

MechQuest

MechQuest is 5 years old, and to celebrate, the Floorivator at Tek's Mechs has been fixed! Ride downstairs to the party! New this week - alongside your Wrapped Nubertrons, you can pick up accuracy-boosting Candle mods! Also - Star Captains can pick up high level Vintage models of the Volt Thorn mechas for Nova Gems.
www.MechQuest.com

HeroSmash

It's Taco Day! Scamp's Groceries has added some new stock for Taco Day: some items are permanent and some are rare, but you should check them all out!
www.HeroSmash.com

AdventureQuest Classic

The city of Talados was once a beautiful island kingdom, the population extremely gifted in the art of psionics. But one day, that civilization fell to the might of a gargantuan abomination - an abomination named CARNAX! Carnax was eventually defeated, but the destroyed city sunk to the depths below. Now lying in ruins, you must journey through the remains to hunt for the pieces of the Taladosian set! Physically hunt -- that's right we are resurrecting the walk-around quest from the olden days of LORE! Also be sure to check out the new FallTide Dagger in the Limited-Time Shop, only available for the month of October!
www.BattleOn.com


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