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What's Up With The New T-Shirts? posted by Cysero on

I've Got Some Answers For Ya.

I'm sure that you've seen the two new t-shirts that have appeared on, the Legion and Paladin armor style wrap-around print t-shirts. If not, check them out cause they are kind of amazing. 




I have been seeing these questions a lot, so I thought I would answer them for you.

Why Are They So Expensive?

The only way to get the full wrap around print on the shirt is through a process called sublimation printing. 

We looked around for companies that could do it cheaply and found out that, due to the involved process, it CAN'T be done cheaply. I've seen some Marvel shirts out there that use the same process that are being sold for as low ar $26 USD. That has to do with the way that the companies handle the orders. 

Most companies will lower the price per shirt with the more that you order so a huge company like Marvel (now with Disney money backing it) is able to order these things by the HUNDRED THOUSAND and not think twice about it. They know that they can move all the shirts. 

We don't have Marvel money and HeroMart doesn't sell nearly as many shirts as Marvel does, so we have decided to take pre-orders for the shirts then simply order as many as you order (with a few extras to replace any printing screw ups, because there are always a few).

So if you guys pre-order 100 shirts, HeroMart will order 100 in the sizes that you requested plus a handful of others as back-ups. Maybe ONE extra in each size. Ordering at these low numbers mean that we get NO bulk discount to pass on to you. 

Just keep in mind that when Artix ordered the prototype t-shirts to see how they looked, each prototype cost $55 USD plus shipping so we really are doing everything in our limited power to get you these shirts as cheaply as possible. 

So If I Want A Shirt, Then I Need To Pre-Order It NOW?

Exactly. If you want one of these shirts, you NEED to pre-order it before the HeroMart stops taking orders on November 25th. At this point, there have been so few orders that It looks like we won't ever be ordering a second round. Pre-order or no shirt for you. 

Remember that each shirt comes with a cool weapon on its own but you have to have BOTH SHIRTS to get the Legion Paladin class. 


Is The Class Worth $80?

Nope. Don't get me wrong, I'm told is a very fun class (I haven't tried it out myself yet) but I would call you insane for spending that much on a single class. That's kind of the point. You're NOT spending $80 on a class. You're spending it on two really, REALLY cool shirts (IMO, the coolest shirts that we've ever made) and you're getting the class as a BONUS item to sweeten the deal. 

I've tried to explain this before but it has never seemed to sink in. You're not buying classes (or maybe you are if you REALLY love AQW and you're a semi-wealthy rare collector, but you shouldn't be). You're buying AE merchandise that comes with in-game bonus items because you guys seem to like it when we add them on for you. 

Anything Else I Need To Know?

Yeah, another fun tidbit about the siblumation process is that it's done by hand so each shirt comes out a little different. These little imperfections are actually kind of cool. It means that there are many shirts like it but that one is YOURS! We're not talking like huge holes or anything, just small diffrences that make it personal, which I like. 

According to they will keep taking orders until November 25th and your shirts should start being shipped out of HeroMart around December 15th, just in time for the holidays. 

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Armor T-Shirts PRE-ORDERS open! posted by Artix on



Pre-Order at to guarantee yours

Hiya guys! We found a way to get these amazing wrap-around armor T-shirts created. The process to create them is complicated and pretty expensive so we cannot just order a bunch of them like we usually do.  So, if you want to get your hands on a 1st Edition Paladin or Legion  Armor T-Shirt, lock in your pre-order at HeroMart now! You have until production starts (We are estimating around November 25th-ish, Thanksgiving) to place your order and guarantee that you will get your shirt. We are going to produce all of the pre-orders at once and then ship in December.

Includes exclusive items for AdventureQuest Worlds!

Each shirt comes with an awesome weapon and half of the "Legion Paladin" class. Combine both halves to create the full class in AdventureQuest Worlds! Themed after the shirts... we merged Artix's Paladin armor and Dage's Paragon armor together into a horrifying and powerful new class.

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New Online Roleplaying Game Releases on October 24 2014 posted by Beleen on


AdventureQuest Worlds - MMORPG

Blood and Blades: Battle for the Vampire Throne

As the finale battle for the Vampire Throne grows closer, all 4 combatants and their allies begin preparing for a bloodbath beyond compare!

  • There are only TWO choices left in the battle for the Vampire Throne: who will YOU fight for?

  • Unlock the Dark DragonMaster set when you buy 5000 or 12000 ACs!

  • Level cap raises to 65 this weekend! 10% XP boost on all servers, and 15% on Legend servers!

  • Find the Corvus Corvax armor set in the Monthly Member shop!


Harvest Festival 2014

New Harvest Festival content has been released, including new bazookas, mutating weapons, styles, and home items!

  • 4 new swords
  • 4 new mutating items
  • 2 new bazookas
  • 6 new styles
  • 2 new mission chains

Also, experience 2 new missions chains for incredible rewards!


AdventureQuest - Fantasy Browser RPG 

The Dollmaker part 1

  • An odd tent has been set up on the edge of Battleon. It just seemed to pop up over night.
  • Last night, the tent's door opened up, a warm glow from within inviting all who passed by to step inside.
  • What people found were dolls. Lots and lots of dolls, all different, and yet life-like.
  • The children, of course, are dying to have one. Parents are exasperated while others in town are suspicious...
  • Also don’t miss the Maple Leaf Storm spell in the Limited-Time shop! Only here for 1 more week!

Raffle Contest: The Hollow’s pet - Devilry!

  • Now is your chance to win The Hollow’s staff pet!
  • Raffle tickets will cost 100 Z-Tokens - the more you buy the better your chances are to win!
  • Gain access to the Sentari Armory if you buy at least 1 ticket!
  • This contest will run until November 1st!


OverSoul  - Battle Card MMO

Zombie Terror & Vampire Beast Release Friday!

  • Character Release:

    • Zombie Terror ( Zombie Mutant Evolution )

    • Vampire Beast ( Master Evolution coming soon )

  • Coming Soon: Void Archmage and Night Stalker


DragonFable - Adventure RPG

The Perfect Year

  • It's almost Mogloween!
  • The Cauldron Sisters are just about ready for the delivery of this years candy!
  • Visit these Sisters in MystCroft
  • Nothing could go wrong this year, right?



HeroSmash - Super Hero 2D MMO

PumpCon 2014

  • PumpCon returns once again with some new fun Costumes!
  • Get your PumpCon Badge (if you not have already!)
  • PumpCon badge will later become a badge shop with special treats (Future Release)


MechQuest - Sci-Fi Browser RPG

The Horseman Rides Again!

  • The Horseman has risen on Planet Mortis once more and Jack needs your help stopping him!
  • Shelley has also gone missing, Could the Horseman have taken her?
  • Log in Friday night and be ready for anything!

Battle On!

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OMNI TESTERS NEEDED! posted by Cysero on

Want To Help Us Test Our Next Game?

Testing AQ Dragons

NOTE: This is NOT a call for AQW testers. This is only for our upcoming Unity3D based Mobile and web games.


The time as finally arrived. We need YOU (well, some of you) to help us bug test and balance our new OMNI games, starting with our next game, AQ DRAGONS!

Read the requirements, if you need them then follow the application instructions. You will be contacted by e-mail if you are selected. 


  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must speak (read and write) fluent English.
  • Must be able to follow directions.
  • Must have a clean account history in our games (as outlined HERE).
  • Must be able to devote a reasonable amount of time to testing.
  • (For Web testing) Must know how to clear your browser's cache.
  • (For iOS testing) Must have an iPhone 4 or newer, iPod 4th gen or newer, or an iPad.
  • (For Android) Your device (Phone/Pad) must run Android OS Gingerbread 2.3.1 or higher.  

That's all that you need. If you meet the requirements then feel free to apply. 

How DO I Aply To Be an OMNI Tester? 

  1. 1. Send an e-mail to with the subject line OMNI TESTER APPLICATION
    If your e-mails subject line says anything except OMNI TESTER APPLICATION then the filters will automatically delete it. Reading comprehension is good.
  2. Include your real name and age. 
  3. Include your country of residence.
  4. Include which platform you will be testing on: WEB, iOS or ANDROID (note: there are a limited number of web slots
  5. Include your testing device: Browsers you can use to test, iPhone 4 or newer, iPod 4th gen or newer, or an iPad or Android device running OS Gingerbread 2.3.1 or higher (If you are applying to test on MORE THAN ONE platform, please include on which you are able to test in your single application).
  6. Include your AQW Game account name (If you have one) and email address. 
  7. Include your Master Account name and email address tied to the master account.
  8. Include your Forum account name and email address if you have a forum account.
  9. Include all Languages you speak/read.
  10. Include a Resume (C.V.)  *please note we'd like the resume in English.

AGAIN, You must be at least 18 years old to be considered for these positions.

One application per person. We will read and consider all applications, but cannot reply to them all.  If you are chosen to go through a further interview, we will contact you by e-mail. If we do not respond, we want to thank you for being awesome enough to volunteer! Applications close FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31st (HAPPY HALLOWEEN!). 

Position Details

Please note that this is an unpaid, volunteer position, but does provide the chance to test game content as we develop it before release and invaluable experience with a honest-to-goodness gaming company which will look good on ANY future resumes. Other perks MAY include things like being credited as a tester in the game or on our sites, your character being used in the game content in some fashion or other possible perks. 

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HEART, BRAIN & HAND! posted by Cysero on

In my opinion, It takes three things to be a game developer. Almost everyone I talk to about this has two of them. 

Heart Brain and Hand(BTW, these are three of the icons that I've made for AQ Dragons! COMING SOON!)

This weekend I was on TeamSpeak with a gaming friend of mine. We've been gaming together for a while now but this weekend was the first time that we talked about what we did for a living. When I told him that I make games for a living he said "That's completely unfair. That's my dream job".

It turns out that he is (like a lot of people that I know, and a lot of you guys) a lifelong gamer with a REAL PASSION for video games. He has SO MANY ideas for games that he's wanted to make and has even written out several complete worlds with their own races, rich histories and even languages. Stunningly deep, amazingly detailed stories that could riavl The Elder Scrolls mythology. It all sounded GREAT!

Then I asked him what was holding him back and he dropped the I BOMB (like the F Bomb but much worse to my ears). He said "I'm more of an IDEA GUY,". He can't draw, or animate and doesn't understand even the basics of programming or marketing. 

Here's the dirty little secret about Idea Guys. Every single game developer out there is an Idea Guy. They have all played video games for most or all of their lives and they all have their worlds in their heads just waiting to pop out onto the screen for others to enjoy. 

I've mentioned in a past post that I feel that I need to lie to people about what I do when I go to parties because someone there is an Idea Guy who just can't wait to talk to me allllllllllllll night about his game idea and how we can start making it happen. (I just came for the chips and Cards Against Humanity, dude). 

Most gamers have a PASSION for gaming. That is the heart. 

Most gamers have great IDEAS for games. That is the brain. 

Where most people get stuck is the ability and will to MAKE games. That is the hand. 

There are SO many people out there who really think that all they need is to find an artist and a programmer and they can just be the Idea Guy (so everyone else does the work, on TOP of having ideas of our own? Cool, where do I sign?).

Every person who works with me in the Secret Underground Lab is an Idea Guy (guy being used as a gender neutral term here), but on top of that they ALL have some amount of skill that allows them to participate in the creation of our games. These aren't skills they they were born with (a little talent helps but is not necessary to learn any skill). That is where most people hit a challenge or get bored and give up. 

The difference between my friend and a game developer is that the game developer took the extra steps to learn how to make games. Now they can take all that uncontainable creativity and build a framework for it so it could be appreciated and experienced by others in the form of a video game. 

I'm sure it's the same in any creative field. The novelist didn't just come up with an idea for a novel, but learned how to write well and put serious effort into sending it to TONS of publishers. The rock star didn't just stop at writing bad poetry and learning a few chords, they practiced their craft, mastered their instrument and worked their butt off to get gigs. The big time Hollywood writer/director didn't just come up with an idea, they got into the industry and worked very, very hard to get the chance to MAKE their own movies. 

This is what I meant when I wrote NOBODY WANTS TO MAKE YOUR GAME. They all put time and effort in so that they could make their own stuff, not make your dreams come true. 

If you want to be a game developer or ANY kind of creative professional, You will need all three: Heart, Brains and Hands. So, if this is your dream... what's your excuse? Start TODAY. Put in the time and effort, look for resources online, don't give up when it gets tough and MAKE IT HAPPEN! 

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Happening Now: Play New Video Game Releases! posted by Beleen on


AdventureQuest Worlds

Blood and Blades: Battle for the Vampire Throne

The time has come to choose a successor for Queen Safiria, ruler of Darkovia's vampires. Fight for the Vampire YOU want to take the Vampire Throne; your support will make the difference between ruling… and being banished back to the shadows of obscurity. Once you’ve battled, speed over to Battleon to get your gauntlets on Dage’s DeathRider bike set, available until October 24th!

  • Vote with your blade to help choose the next ruler of Darkovia’s vampires!

  • Find Dage in Battleo to check out his DeathRider Bike shop! Availabie until October 24th!

  • 6th birthday gift: 200 free ACs If you’ve logged in within the last 30 days and are level 10+!


Dage's Deathrider

  • Dage's Deathrider, a limited quantity bike, is coming to EpicDuel available at Dage the Evil's Delta V avatar!

Harvest Styles

  • 12 new styles designed by Bidoof are now available!



Ode to Seasons!

  • Somewhere in the universe, there is a festival celebrating a person's introduction into the world.
  • And in that place, pastries, ice cream, giftboxen and decorations will signify that someone special was in the room.
  • And, then, on top of it all, the people gathered there will sing a song in honour of that person.
  • Now, that world isn't Lore and that place isn't Yulgar's Inn. But, we do know of a song that celebrates the wonders of the four seasons!
  • Also don’t miss the Maple Leaf Storm spell coming to the Limited-Time shop! Only here for 2 weeks!

October Golden Giftboxes - Minotaur Pet and Samurai Armor!

  • Become an honorable Samurai! Slash down your enemies with a powerful 2-hit attack or cause a massive fissure with your stomp!
  • A hybrid of man and beast, a Minotaur possesses incredible brute strength and ferocity and is often employed as a guardian of wealth. Y’know with the giant axe and stuff...

Halloween Seasonal Release this Friday!

  • 10 Seasonal Rares!
  • Character Release:
    1. Zombie
    2. Zombie Mutant
    3. Sprout
    4. Pumpkinlord
    5. Abber Outcast
    6. Condemned
    7. Abberant
    8. Abomination
    9. Headless Hollow
    10. Headless Horseman

Game Update

  • TLAPD Rares leaving next week!



The Locket 

  • A mysterious gift has appeared in Thursday's room... but who sent it?



Talk Like a Pirate Day Shop Ending!

  • Last set of Talk Like a Pirate Day items have come get before they gone!
  • Next: PumpCON!



Mortis Orbits Back Around! 

  • Planet Mortis circles back around within reach, bringing the opportunity to revisit the past.
  • It's time to catch up on events from the past and pick up seasonal rare equipment!
  • This is the buildup to Mogloween's new content coming at the end of the month!

Battle On!

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Happy Birthday Community! posted by Artix on

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!


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!

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Curse of the Phantom Pixel posted by Beleen on

Artix Entertainment’s 12 Anniversary Special Event!

DING! Artix Entertainment just leveled up! Thank you so much for being with us as we celebrate our 12th anniversary with special events happening in 7 of your favorite MMOs and RPGs.






AdventureQuest Worlds

AQWorlds’ 6th Birthday: Curse of the Phantom Pixel

  • As Mogloween draws near, rumors have spread about a cursed video floating around Youtube.
  • Someone - or something - is in danger, and the only way to save “her” is to recover the 13 missing cursed artifacts.
  • Seven of them lie hidden somewhere inside AQWorlds, and it will take an OmniKnight to recover them all!
  • Head to NorthPointe, home of the Secret Underground Lab, and talk to the AQW devs for ideas on where to begin searching.
    • Battle through AQW to find 7 of the 13 cursed artifacts for our all-game anniversary event!

    • Defeat Kurok Gravefang, the Werepyre Lich, and his undead army as they race to get the 13th artifact: Death’s Hourglass first!

    • Talk to Artix in /northpointe to find the Artifact Hunter 6th birthday Class!

    • Find all 13 artifacts spread among our 7 games to unlock the OmniKnight Blade!


12th Anniversary

  • Don't mess with Titan's coffee!
  • Assemble a Titan's cosmic coffee mug to appease the deity and receive your rewards!



Quest for the Cursed Artifacts - Company-wide Event!

  • Can you believe we have been growing every week for 12 years?!
  • To commemorate this occasion we are releasing the Drakkonan-possessed Artix into the wild.
  • Find him randomly using the Battle Monsters button.
  • Defeat him and gain access to the Shadowfire Axe of Curses shop.
  • Collect all the cursed artifacts from our games and gain access to the mighty Omni Knight Blade shop on all your game accounts!
  • Also don’t miss the Desert Wyverling and Halberd coming to the Z-Token shop!

Find Thok with the Cursed Phoenix Blade to Unlock the Omni Knight

Character Release:

  • Thok ( Cursed Phoenix Blade )
  • Omni Knight 



The Evil Artifact 

  • An evil artifact is rumored to be lost in the northern wastelands. 
  • Will you be able to find it before nefarious cultists do?



AE Anniversary Crossover Event!

  • Hidden among the monsters of the Hottest area is an 'Epic' item (Hottica's Cursed Flame Shield)!
  • Epic items are member class items that can be used by free players!
  • Collect all the special items from all the AE games to unlock the OmniKnight Blade Badge (HS Badge Shop)



The Cursed Tape Reappears! 

  • EbilCorp has found the location of the Cursed Tape. Don't let them get their hands on it!
  • Work with River to secure the tape before EbilCorp!
  • An interesting reward awaits, if you can succeed! 
    • If you get all 13 Artifacts in all the games, the OmniKnight E-Blade awaits you!

Battle On!

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Curse of the Phantom Pixel posted by Artix on

"7 Games"

Your screen is made of millions of pixels. At any moment... a pixel can die. An evil artist foolishly used dead pixels to create items in our 7 games... and as you know, things created from dead pixels are cursed. This Friday, adventure through AQWorlds, Epicduel, DragonFable, MechQuest, HeroSmash, Oversoul and AdventureQuest Classic to find all 13 items and lift the curse for the ultimate prize!

Learn more about the Phantom Pixels on the AQWorld's Design Notes

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Happening Now: New Video Game Updates in October posted by Beleen on


AdventureQuest Worlds

AQWorlds’ 6th Upholder and Sentinel Class

AQWorlds' 6th birthday is next week at and that means we are once again offering the chance to become an AQW Upholder! Unlock the Sentinel Class, armor set, and 2 star swords when you upgrade in October!

  • Head to MystCroft and talk to the Cauldron Sisters to battle through the first 6 years’ of Mogloween releases!

  • Link your AQWorlds account to Facebook for increased account security and faster logins!

  • 25% EXP and Rep boosts on Legend servers and 10% EXP boost on ALL servers!

  • Unlock Naval Commander Class for AdventureCoins or gold (if you have an upgraded account)!


Waves of Wrath Aftermath

  • You may have defeated the pirates, but there's still loot to be had! Experience a new supplemental mission chain from Ishmael the Treasure Hunter to unearth the Naval Yard's hidden bounty!

Saber Swords

  • Follow us on Twitters? There's a better reason than ever because we'll be issuing new codes from Twitter offering an array of Saber Swords over the weekend and throughout the week! Can you collect all the colors?



Annual Mastercraft Set!

  • Captain Rhubarb is perplexed. Ships are disappearing. People are going missing.
  • Shipments and hauls are either late, gone or never had a chance to be picked up.
  • For Captain Rhubarb, this is unacceptable, yet there is no explanation.
  • And then, one day, the explanation came...
  • Taken from the pages of Gaelic mythology; quest for awesome gear like Claimh Solais, Sea Druid, Badb Catha plus many more!

Oktoberfest Release!

Character Release:

  • Auguster Vet
  • Auguster Master
  • Bavaria Vet
  • Bavaria Master



Blood Patrol

  • Magus Neron has a very important task that he can only trust to a hero... 
  • Someone not afraid of werewolves, vampires, or curses! Which is YOU! 
  • Will you head out on one of the Blood Patrols that protects the walls of Amityvale? 
  • All the creatures of the night that lurk in the shadows of the woods are waiting for you....



Coming soon: AE Anniversary!

  • Special 'Epic' item will drop for a limited time along with a special item create by Dage the Evil
    • 'Epic' items are rare items that have same features as member items and are usable by free players! 



After The Reset

  • The long awaited new main storyline begins
    • Log in tonight to play through the events that happen after "The Reset" and discover an all new enemy!
    • Get a brand new Mecha to celebrate! Next week it will be replaced with a different model, so get it while you can!

Battle On!

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