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Alina
New Game for January 15th posted by Alina on

2016 is here and it's time to get the /party started! Log in this weekend to find new releases in all our main games... PLUS the Pre-Beta for AdventureQuest 3D is happening right now! If you haven't checked out our newest game, head on over to help us build it from the ground up!

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AdventureQuest Worlds

Nulgath the ArchFiend's Birthday: A Call to Arms!

The planes of Lore and the Oversoul are approaching alignment! Answer the ArchFiend’s call to strengthen the link between dimensions and battle to claim your rewards! 

  • Find an all-new rares shop full of fiendish gear featuring the Evolved Warlord of Nulgath gear
  • Quest to gather resources, then unlock the Shadow Legacy of Nulgath, 3 new Evolved Orb pets WITH quests and more from the merge shop
  • Get 15% more XP on all servers, and 25% more XP on member-only servers through Monday, January 18th

 


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AdventureQuest 3D

Pre-Beta is Happening Now!

Surprise! PRE-BETA launched early. Kickstarter backers with EARLY ACCESS and players who have supported previous Artix Entertainment video games are welcome to join in this exciting new phase of testing. Just... click... HERE!

  • You have character pages now!
  • Alpha Knights can pick up their armor from Melodia in Yulgar's Inn. Quests to get the rest of the pieces coming semi-soon.
  • New lighting system! Your characters now have shadows. If you walk into a shady area.. you get.. all.. shady O_O
  • Onward, to PRE-BETA... for great justice!

 


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AdventureQuest

Tooty Void Challenge and Custom Titles!

Somehow Mama Fruitcake Zard, Tooty, has found her way to the present - and even received a new hat! She'll be waiting in The Void for the very brave... or foolish.

Also don’t miss CUSTOM TITLES coming to the 12000 Z-Token package this week!

  • Give your character page some unique flair with a custom title. 
  • Includes the ability to select any color you like and up to 100 letters.

 
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DragonFable

FwendQuest!

Poor Twig! You had to beat up his best fwend to stop the ice cream invasion of Frostvale! Maybe you can ask around and find him a new fwend? Help cheer up Twig!

  • Classic and new New Year’s weapon shops are in your Book of Lore!
  • Grab your Frostval presents before they’re gone!

 


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Last weekend for AdventureQuest 3D's Alpha! posted by Artix on
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"The end is neigh!" + Party!

AdventureQuest 3D testers... party like it is the last weekend of Alpha Testing. Because... it is! Alpha testing will officially conclude early in the morning on the Tuesday, January 12th, 2016. This is the exciting end of the game's infancy... and the first steps towards the next exciting phase of game development! Your Alpha Knight gear will be waiting for you when the servers come back up later that week for the official start of PRE-BETA!
 
 
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3 cheers for our Alpha Testers!

 
"Hip hip... hooray!"
"Hit hit... hooray!"
"Crit crit... *Grugleplopdead*
 
Thanks to all of you testers and your amazing feedback we created a lot of features and fixed A LOT MORE bugs! In the Alpha we added classes, Greenguard forest, Doomwood, redesigned BattleOn #2, interiors including Warlic's Magic shop, Class Training Hall and Cysero's forge. We have added lots of monsters including our first boss monsters, the Undead Terror. We finally created a logo. We added the band, the slime pit, and most importantly... our first quests! We added a ton of new animations. Also new weapons, hair styles and some awesome armor sets. We created the www.AQ3D.com website, account management, and our first round of character pages-- new ones coming next week! We redid ALL of the maps upgrading to Unity 5 with the new lighting system. Just yesterday we got light probes working and shadows for the PC/Steam version.
 
Memorable moments
  • The giant Melodia panty incident of 2015
  • The Kraken bug... may hiw white arm things rest in peace.
  • The Artix pink hair fiasco
  • The Undead Terror getting stuck... over and over and over and over
  • Shoulder pads that all faces the same direction...
  • Incorrectly placed helms
  • Refilling our HP by changing our gear during combat (ah, the good ol' days)
  • Running around the rafters in Yulgars
  • The 360 Degree VR movie on Youtube
  • Getting dev-only IPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, PC and Steam staff testers all playing together in the same room for the first time... taking a photo of it and not thinking to make a video.
  • Falling through the world...
  • Our first ever team live Strema on Twitch!

 

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PRE-BETA!

 
"Because it is a lot easier to say than 'extended Phase II Alpha-like redux''"
 
In the next exciting phase of AdventureQuest 3D we will be agressively pushing for the new interface, improved combat mechanics, dungeons and story. We will begin the epic migration to PC/Mac/Steam/Android/iOS one device at a time. We will add the strength of ~5,000 AdventureQuest 3D Kickstarter backers in the game. New features like weapon fusion will start becoming available for testing. The next phase of our journey begins next week...
 
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But until then.
 
PARTY LIKE IT IS THE END OF ALPHA!
 
See you in game,
Battle on!
Artix

 
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"Farewell pink buggy alpha hair... now, you will only haunt my nightmares."

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Frostval 2015 Cookie Contest Winners posted by Artix on
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Judged by the Creators of Cookie Clicker!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Cookie Contest! All of the entries looked so delicious we want to eat our monitors. We are excited that this years competition was judged by Orteil and Opti, the creators of the genre-defining idle game, Cookie Clicker! Here is basically how it went down...

Orteil: on a scale from Mr. Rogers to American Idol, how harsh and merciless should we be
Artix: Uh...
Orteil: no mercy, got it
Artix: O_O

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When you think about it, it is pretty meta to have the creators of a cookie game judge a real life cookie contest based on another series of games. Here we go!


 

 

Grand Prize Winner

Beleen's Minions by Lellyna
"pro all around"

Lellyna - Beleen's Minions

2nd Place Winners

Robero the Hero - Golden Moglin

RoberoTheHero - Golden Moglin

 

Blutengel - Daimyo

Blutengel - Daimyo


Renata33 - cutest and most pretty cake with cherry on top with great use of colour

Renata33


Neoslasher - badass and one of the most tasty looking

Neoslasher

 

Special Super Awesome Cookie Prizes

Most EGGS : Moon Kn - Beleen & Cysero

Moon Kn


Most shameless use of copyrighted characters : Ultra_Rainbow_Dash - Unicorn Foal Pet

Ultra Rainbow Dash


Most BLAGHLARFLARBLRGB : The_AE_Dragon - Aisha's Dragon

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Most frosted butts : PunkKitty - Twilly Cake

Punk Kitty


For the Sweeted Effort: Azerem

Azerem - Undead


Originality: Mikomaru

Mikomaru


Best 2D Character Depiction: Tanchunlin123

Tanchunlin123


Best Nail Polish Color: Julie

Julie


Saving Time by Using MSPaint for Faces: Edolon

Edolon


DELICIOUS!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this years Cookie contest. We loved all of the entries. Please give the winners a round of cheers and get ready for the next contest which will start soon. What kind of contest should it be?

NOTE: Prizes will be awarded over the next week.


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Alina
2016: New Year, MORE CHEER posted by Alina on

Ring in the New Year with epic boss battles, free server boosts, and awesome rewards!

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AdventureQuest Worlds

New Year 2016: New Year, MORE FEAR!

2016 is starting off with a bang.. and blasts… and an attack on Northpointe by the Queen of Monsters’ new Captain, Goregrim! The forces of Good, Evil, and Chaos will need to come together, or Northpointe WILL fall!

  • Take on Goregrim's army as the Queen of Monsters' minions attack Northpointe!
  • Choose to fight for Good, Evil, or Chaos to unlock all-new items
  • Find the New Year's 2016 Rares shop in your game menu
  • Double Server Boosts on ALL servers until Monday

 
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AdventureQuest

Frostval Fruitcake and Undead War!

Frostvale is being raided by the combined forces of Stollen and Zorbak. We need you to help save the very origins of Frostval!
And in honor of the new Star Wars movie, the Kallus Knight Face is in Warlic’s Shop - only available until the end of the year!

  • The Fallen King Set will also be gone forever at the end of the year!
  • The Donation contests for Kibbles and Tibbles also ends at the end of the year!
  • Cyclone Guardian Dragon armor also goes rare at the end of the year!

 


 
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Epic Duel

Power Holiday!
  • Power Holiday! Double XP and Credits starting Christmas Eve (December 24)!

  • 29 Days of Gifting continues!
  • Log in for over 60 new items including weapons, home items, styles, and armors!

 
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DragonFable

Fwend!

Your belly is full of chocolate and ice cream and fish and now… now it’s time to really dig in and face the Ultimate Dessert, the Fishy Finale, the Big Sundae… but is it really in you to flambe Twig’s new fwend?

  • The Last Course for the war is coming!
  • The Frostval Storybook is here, and so is the rare Frostvale House - find it in Chapter 3: Lumps of Coal!

Holiday Cookie Contest

This year's Cookie Contest to be judged by the creators of Cookie Clicker! Entering is simple and fun :- ) Make a creative Artix Entertainment Game themed entry and tweet a picture of it with your name to the contest twitter


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Artix
Happy Frostval! posted by Artix on

Tis’ the season for Frost Dragons, SLAY-bells, and ridiculously-named monsters wearing furry hats-- like Santa Clawg, his 9 rein-dragons, and the unstoppable hero-eating Frosty the Snow Golem. (...must have been some magic in that old helm they found. They told us he would be coming back one day!) 

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Our video game community is a big family, and are thinking warm thoughts about you. Surprisingly easy since it is so hot outside! Thankfully it is snowing in the town of Battleon. We have been celebrating Frostval together for 13 ice-monster filled years in our video games. Translating literally to “Frost Festival,” it is how we celebrate the season and bring everyone across the world together. We hope you enjoy the events we have created for you this year. Sincerely, thank you for being a part of it all.

Words cannot express how grateful we are for the opportunity to make these video games with you. We are now building something we never dreamed was possible. How crazy is it that you got us greenlit on Steam? WE ARE GOING TO BE ON STEAM!!! Look how far we have come-- and it is all because of you. We will never forget that… we never do.

Wherever you are, have a fun, warm, safe and happy time this holiday season. Cannot wait until next year when we are celebrating our first Frostval event in AdventureQuest 3D together. Ideas on what our first abominable boss monster should be?
 

Battle on!
Artix & all of your friends at Artix Entertainment



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Artix
Forgiveness (Winter Comes) posted by Artix on

New Cruxshadows 2015 Holiday Song!

I just saw Rogue (Lead singer of the Cruxshadows) tweet that they released a special holiday song. Every year our games do new special holiday events… but I never heard of a band doing it before. Apparently it is their 3rd year releasing an original song to pay tribute to the season. This year’s new song, Forgiveness (Winter Comes), is forlorn and beautiful. I will not ruin the songs meaning for you, but it is definitely my favorite of the three. I secretly slipped it into my home’s holiday music selection-- I am eagerly awaiting Trinni’s reaction when she goes, “Wait… what is this?” She will probably instinctively ask if it is Voltaire. Then I will explain, “No, no! It is the Cruxshadows.” followed by how this counts as official Holiday music and if she can have hers on the play list I should be allowed a few slots too. I mean, how many times can one man listen to that song about the guy trying to convince a girl to stay “...because it’s cold outside.”? 

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The new song and all of the previous ones are available now on the Cruxshadows Website for a single donation of your choosing. Most of their fans give $5. Crazy mega fans go much higher to show their support. 

P.S. I was honored that the Cruxshadows appeared in our Anniversary event this year. If you did not know, we met the band and watched them perform many years at DragonCon. They agreed to do the event on short notice, with no compensation, on only a handshake--  just because they thought we were nice people and liked the creative things we are doing. So, when I saw the tweet I personally donated $25 and downloaded a copy of all the holiday songs, then I wrote this post for you to help spread the word. The song is called Forgiveness, but I am celebrating Gratitude. If you enjoy their style, and enjoyed the event, this is a nice way to give a little thanks to them directly. 


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Alina
Tis the Season to Be Slaying! posted by Alina on

Break out the SLAY bells and gear up to grind down the most ice-cold villains of the year, heroes! We've got wicked-cool holiday releases going on RIGHT NOW and lasting through January 1st. Don't miss a moment... or a present!

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AdventureQuest Worlds

Frostval 2015: Cryostorm Asssault!

After disobeying the Queen of Monsters, Karok the Fallen and the Frostspawn Horde descend upon Cryostorm Village to locate the next Champion of Ice… and DESTROY THEM! The boss battle begins tomorrow!

  • Cryostorm Assault Frostval War
  • New bonus gear for AC/mem packages of $10 USD or more: Cryostorm Wolfrider Mounts
  • Nulgath the ArchFiend returns with new gear for Quibble Coinbiter’s shop
  • Double Server Boosts on ALL servers 12/24 - 12/28 and 12/31 - 1/3
  • Log in 15 days during December to get 300 FREE AdventureCoins
  • Frostval Limited Quantity Packages go on sale this Wednesday at 11 AM EST

 
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AdventureQuest

Stollen Fruitcake!

Zorbak has traveled back in time to stop Frostval before it even begins! (Mehehehe!) Your mission is to prevent him from reaching Stollen and changing the face of Lore... FOREVER! 

  • Watch for Kibbles and Tibbles as they spread holiday cheer... and FREE GOLD!... to your fellow players! The top 15 donatos will receive 1 of 2 exclusive weapon sets! (Or both if you are that uber generous!)
  • Open up the December Golden Giftboxes and find the elite Icy Dragonslayer Armor!

 
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Epic Duel

29 Days of Gifts

This week, EpicDuel players will witness the exciting relaunch of the extremely popular Gifting system! We will also be updating the Legendary shops and seasonal shops with some awesome new gear!

  • Log in for over 60 new items including weapons, home items, styles, and armors!

 
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DragonFable

TwigsMas!

The Frostval bells are ringing and Icemaster Yeti, Chilly, and the Frostvale moglin children are playing in the snow! One poor, lonely, fish-smelling yellow moglin is feeling left out though… but he’s going to make fwends… no matter what!

  • The Frostval Storybook is here, and so is the rare Frostvale House - find it in Chapter 3: Lumps of Coal!

AE Holiday Cookie Contest

This year's Cookie Contest to be judged by the creators of Cookie Clicker! Entering is simple and fun :- ) Make a creative Artix Entertainment Game themed entry and tweet a picture of it with your name to the contest twitter


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Beleen
Frostval 2015 Cookie Contest posted by Beleen on

Bringing the Om Nom Nom to Battle On

Arm thy spatula! Equip your cooking apron! And start your ovens! This is the 2015 Artix Entertainment Creative Cookie (and various holiday dessert) Contest!

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Cookies may be sweet, but Victory is sweeter.

In years past, this highly-anticipated and highly-caloric contest has delivered a scrumptious surge of cookies, pies, cakes, CHOCOLATE!!, brownies, cupcakes, and various holiday desserts all created in an Artix Entertainment theme. 

We’ve seen everything from Moglin Muffins to Book of Lore Brownies to NPC Cupcakes and…wait, why am I telling you about it when I can just SHOW you!?!

Yummy cookie winners here
OH look, some more Cookie Contest winners
MORE WINNERS OMG YESS I LOVE COOKIES!  
THEY EVEN MADE A MOVIE ABOUT COOKIE WINNERS AHHHHHH!

Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it, too? Not us! We know how much you love winning, and we know how much EVERYONE loves cookies, so we invite you and your friends to enter the 2015 Artix Entertainment Creative Cookie (and various holiday desserts) Contest!

Your Just Desserts: The Prizes  

  • Grand Prize Winner(s) will receive an exclusive AQW item and 2,000 AdventureCoins   
  • 2nd Place Winners will receive 1,000 AdventureCoins    
  • 3rd Place Winners get 750 AdventureCoins    
  • Runner Ups score 500 AdventureCoins

Preheat Your Oven: The Timeframe

Start: Now! What are you waiting for? GO GO GO!
End: Thursday, December 31st, at 11:59pm Server Time (EST).

The winners will be announced on the Design Notes in the first week of the New Year 2016. What a way to start the year off! Am I right or am I right? :)

How the Cookie Crumbles: The Rules

These rules MUST be followed exactly for your edible entry to be eligible. The easiest way to make sure your hard work gets judged: read all of the rules before submitting your entry! It’s just that simple, so let’s get started.

  1. Your dessert MUST be created by YOU.  
  2. Include your Character Name next to your delicious creation. You can use an index card, piece of paper, or icing signature that says your AQW Character Name alongside your tasty treat.
  3. Your dessert MUST be created in an Artix Entertainment theme. Create anything you want from any Artix game or any Artix mobile game! Maybe it’s an NPC from AQW, or a monster from Battle Gems, or even a really awesome sword from our newest game up on Kickstarter, AdventureQuest 3D!
  4. Your canvas must be an edible holiday dessert. We accept all kinds of desserts, like cookies, cakes, pies, brownies, ice cream, cupcakes, and pastry. Mmmm, get creative!
  5. High quality photos RULE! The more clear the picture, the better and tastier your dessert will look, upping your chances at winning the Grand Prize.
  6. Tweet it to @AQWContest! Upload your picture and send us a tweet at www.twitter.com/AQWContest to enter!

So much excite!

Wheeee! Your friendly Artix Entertainment family is really looking forward to seeing your tasty treats and delectable desserts!And TOTALLY wishing we could eat them, too.There is only one way to win—and it starts by entering this contest! Best of luck to you all, heroes! And remember to take a photo of your creation BEFORE you Battle Om Nom Nom.xoxo Beleen :D


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Alina
Wreck the Halls this Weekend posted by Alina on

Get ready to deck your opponents and wreck the halls as we bring you all-new releases to chill and thrill you! Artix Entertainment's holiday releases continue this week with more quests to complete, bosses to slay, and gear to unlock!

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AdventureQuest Worlds

Frostval 2015: Assault on Cryostorm!

Last Frostval, Karok the Fallen lead his Frostspawn Horde in an attack on our world. This year, he’s back and he’s hunting for the new Champion of Ice! Cryostorm village is right in the middle of his warpath, and it holds information you AND Karok seek!

  • Help the people of Cryostorm prepare for Frostval... then battle to save them from the attacking horde!
  • Find the Lore Wars VII gear in the December Specials shop in your game menu!
  • Don't miss the NEW gear from Nulgath in Quibble Coinbiter's 2015 Frostval Rares shop in Battleon!
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Unlock the Cryostorm Wolf Rider Set!

Dominate the entire island of Snowspire Peak from the back of your dire wolf companion! Starting tomorrow, December 18th, unlock the Cryostorm Wolf Rider gear starting when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership upgrade worth $10 USD or more! 
  • Get all 8 items with the 12000 AdventureCoin or 12 month membership
  • Get the Wolf Rider armor, Helm, Axe, and Pet with a 2000 or 5000 AdventureCoin package, or a 3 or 6 month membership package!
 

 

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AdventureQuest

Stollen Fruitcake + December Golden Giftboxes and more!

Zorbak has traveled back in time to stop Frostval before it even begins! You must stop him before he reaches Stollen and changes the face of Lore forever! Also, in honor of the new Star Wars movie, the Kallus Knight Face will be available in Warlic’s Shop for a limited time!

December Golden Giftboxes - Icy DragonSlayer Armor

A special, elite armor specializing in defense against the frigid elements!
This special blade adds the element of Ice to your Dragonslayer offense!

 


 

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DragonFable

TwigsMas!

The Frostval bells are ringing and Icemaster Yeti, Chilly, and the Frostvale moglin children are playing in the snow! One poor, lonely, fish-smelling yellow moglin is feeling left out though… but he’s going to make fwends… no matter what!

  • The Frostval Storybook is here!
  • The rare Frostvale House Shop is now available in Chapter 3: Lumps of Coal!
  • We hope ur weady fwor ice cweam!

 

AQ3D Kickstarter: Fully Funded and STRETCH Goals!

That's right, heroes! Your faith in AQ3D is paying off big time and together, we have reached our AQ3D Kickstarter goal of $200,000 in backer pledges! But that doesn’t mean we’re done - we’ve just released our Kickstarter stretch goals! The more we can continue to raise with your help, the better AQ3D will become!

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Epic Duel

29 Days of Gifts

This week, EpicDuel players will witness the exciting relaunch of the extremely popular Gifting system! We will also be updating the Legendary shops and seasonal shops with some awesome new gear!

  • Log in for over 60 new items including weapons, home items, styles, and armors!

 

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BioBeasts

BioBeasts Coming to a Mobile Device Near You... VERY SOON!
  • BioBeasts is nearly ready to launch! Find out what you can do RIGHT NOW to help us spread the word and make the official launch an EPIC one!


 


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Alina
AQ3D Hits First THREE Stretch Goals posted by Alina on

Kickstarter Explosion: Community power is over 9000!

Thank you all so much for your support! We hit our first THREE stretch goals for the AdventureQuest 3D Kickstarter in the first 48 hours thanks to you guys. Let's keep this momentum going - together we're making AQ3D amazing!

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Read more about what comes next for the AQ3D Development team in Cysero's blog post on AQ3D.com! Our quest isn't over once we are fully funded... it means the REAL work begins!


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