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MechQuest - End of the Universe

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In the busiest street of Soluna City, a cyber-Moglin holds up a battered sign reading, “The end is nigh!” Most of the young and eager mecha pilots of Gears University laugh and dismiss his doom- filled warning. They should not. For our galaxy is under attack from horrific creatures from the unfathomable darkness of deep space. Hearing their cursed name brings even hardened war heroes to tremble. They are known to us as the Shadowscythe. Invaders rumored to be spawned in the plane of Darkness itself.

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These shadow beings fuse their twisted darkness form with the technology of the races they have conquered. With each planet that falls to them they become stronger, smarter, and far more deadly. It has been years since the Shadowscythe’s weakest scout forces nearly wiped out our Galaxy. Our resistance did not go unnoticed. Thus I write you to confirm that our worst fears have come true. Our watch probes at the furthest reaches of the Galaxy are being destroyed. While most have gone silent without a trace... we received ONE sensor reading. It was of an Armada of ships bigger than ANYTHING we have ever seen.... or dreamed possible. If these readings are even close to correct, then we have already lost. It can only be one thing... The full assault by the entire Shadowscythe Armada has begun! They are quickly approaching our alliance of worlds.

MechQuest-End of theUniverse

The final battle of our war against the Shadowscythe invaders... has already begun.

BEHIND THE SCENES

Yes friends, it is finally time! Just as the main storyline of DragonFable ended with a bang nearly two years ago, MechQuest is ready for its main story’s grand finale! We are rapidly approaching the mysterious and highly anticipated moment which will finally reveal why MechQuest, a world with giant hulking laser and missile filled mecha came BEFORE the swords and sorcery world of DragonFable. If you think you know what will happen... brace yourself. While the ending was known to us 5 years ago, we are only now revealing it in full... and it is still the craziest, most bizarre, and surprisingly logical conclusion to this great game.

ANTI-RUMOR CANON

I would like to dispel a few rumors. MechQuest will be the second game with a “finished storyline.” When DragonFable finished, it was amazing. In fact, so many people returned to DragonFable and upgraded during the finale that resulted in the creation of DragonFable’s second chapter. Even if DragonFable not had a sudden resurgence, we would have continued to update it periodically and have seasonal and holiday events. Unlike some other game companies *resists urge to post links* our games never go offline. But it is important to the future of our gaming community that we continue to innovate and take the games to exciting new places. I would very much like to see in our future, a new version of MechQuest on iPhone/iPad/Android & other mobile devices. I would also like to see a in-browser 3D MechQuest PvP game where you are actually looking out of the cockpit of your mecha and can move around and fire.

MechQuest 3D initiative

 

QUESTION: Do you think you know what will happen? "Call it" by typing what you think will happen below. You are only allowed one post each. If you know something about the ending from the staff, you are not allowed to post. (This needs to be fair and "no spoilers") After the ending happens... you will be able to link people to this for a totally reliable "told you so!"

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lordvermion
lordvermion: i think a 3d mechquest game would be great but noy only pvp pve too
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Eonaleth
Eonaleth: Time to run and finish some quests but I can't finish Lilath because of my arthritis. I'll finish everything else but not that :(
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SPOOOOOON
SPOOOOOON: A 3D MQ would be EPIC! But my theory for the ending of MQ, as to why it takes place before DF, which takes place before AQ...which takes place before(?) AQW (kinda confusing there since AQW is an alternate timeline) anyways...my theory is that the Shadowscythe will release a MASSIVE EMP blast that will wipe out all technology in the world of Lore, cutting them off from the rest of the other planets as the Shadowscythe wipe them out one by one, leaving Lore alone so they know that they failed, but near the end, the Hero (our character) will find some Old Tech (idk, been watching a lot of post apocolyptic anime recently involving this kinda story) and will bring the final fight to the Shadowscythe and ends up saving Lore, at the cost of his own life. -takes a gasp of air- WHEW...that was a mouthfull...and a massive run-on sentence...forgive me Cysero. Anyways, that's my theory :3 put a lot of thought into it (not really)
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SPOOOOOON
SPOOOOOON: I can also see the song Hero by Skillet playing in the background <.< >.> but I know that's not feasibly possible, anyways...I'm done lol
doyleking
doyleking: the game will end with reality being reset
Jayk
Jayk: 3D MQ?!Oh yes please Also,GLaD to hear that MQ will not be going offline.My theory to the ending of MQ's story is that We win our war and it turns out that we only defeated 1% of Valoth's forces.We retreat to Warlic's office where the ShS prepare to kill Warlic when...Our Character jumps in the way and gets killed and then quickly Warlic activates his Secret Weapon causing the Reset
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Kylestien
Kylestien: if you want my honest opnion (And I assume you do) I DON'T want to see a 3D Mechquest, ESPECIALY if it comes at the cost of the original.
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Kylestien
Kylestien: Wait, the rest of my comment got deleted. Allow me to explain why I feel this way: Mechquest is what got me into AE in the first place. I remmeber playing it at school at the beginning of the game and waiting for Soluna City while the ship was cruising along the Galaxy to Lore. It introducted me to Dragonfable (Which is my favorite game in AE) and ever since I've been along for the ride. I know AE needs to expand and create new games for new aurdiences, but it should not come at the cost of the games which placed you there. MQ is a great game and it's unique in Mecha Games for being 2D. In games Like Hawken you are in the cockpit and while that CAN be cool, it comes at the cost of being abole to see unique and cool mecha which is what I LIKED about MQ being a 2D game. It had it's own flavor in the Mecha Game Universe FOR being 2D and moving it into a new game loses that flavor, especaily when in a cockput view. I don't expect Artiox or the team will see this but I thought I would say this anyway.
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Gjappy
Gjappy: Erh, I did not delete anything of your comments. Only the double ones.
Kylestien
Kylestien: Finally, in favor of 2D games I'm just gonna say this should Artix ever see it: On Twitter I said to himI had no way of upgrading even though I wished to. I finally found a way of doing so and you know what game I paid for? Oversoul. And I will explan why: because it captures that 2D single Player magic thatr AE lovers love WHILE AT THE SAME TIME having multiplayer elements, it does not come at the ruin ation of another AE game, it has a GREAT and UNIQUE idea, (Something I always like tio support) and in general was a good game. If you wish to go 3D, then fine, I will not stop you. But if you DO do this, please I beg of you do NEW ideas like AQ3D rather then a 3D MQ. It angers the loyal MQ gamers, and personaly while I WILL still support all other AE games, I do not wish to support a MQ3D (Although I expect I probably shall. I'm a sucker like that.
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Kylestien
Kylestien: However, if I Am reading this wrong and the original Mechquest will contine alongside the MQ3D with stories and updates, I would like to formaly apologise for what I just said. It's been a rough day and while I stand by most of it I just don't want to see the orginal MQ die at the cost of a 3D MMO.
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Kylestien
Kylestien: ...Actia;lly read the DN's proper, realised that MQ will live on, and Now I feel like a blasted fool. Please just delete.
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ShadeVD
ShadeVD: ooh the pvp thing would be really awesome, i remember playing a old g3d mech game i used to play called Exteel, sadly the game company didnt make the profits they wanted from the game so shut it down:/ but the gameplay was really fun, it could be a good model for how to go with the mech gameplay if you make a 3d mechquest game^^
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Legendium
Legendium: Zards will invade and win. I totally called it.
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Brendan
Brendan: you took my idea :( jk but if that happens i will think legendium was right
phlynch
phlynch: everyone leaves in an escape pod and lands on lore, a planet that has magic and all there tech gets stolen and reverse engenerd by the gnomes.
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raveolot86
raveolot86: a 3D MQ this would get me back in to playing MQ agen so yes
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Smiling
Smiling: Unicorns take over humanity. That's what will happen :D
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Tonemaro
Tonemaro: I remember the Ruins of Kordana in Dragonfable... it was a big deal. It also happened to be the first time I had ever heard of a "reset." Kordana was run by an elemental orb, the Wind Orb, and it used to be a spaceship. After crashing on Lore, kordana was left to decay and break down. When we show up, Kordana was rejoiced to find out that Arix, Warlic, and Cysero "made it." This might go against Willowshire's tale of how the orbs came to be, but I think that the Dragonoids return to help us out against the Shadowscythe and give Lore the orbs to power giant space mechs, which are then used to A) fight off the Shadowscythe for as long as possible and B) escape the aftermath of the battle. I'm not sure how the reset occurs; maybe there's fallout from the battle or the orbs go crazy (kind of like with Drakath and the Wind Orb) and accidentally force the mecha/spaceships full of refugees/defenders to crash either on Lore or some other planet, which is subsequently named Lore out of respect for the old ways. This kind of goes against the later DragonFable storylines, but this is approximately what my brother and I figured out upon playing the Kordana quests, enhanced by some of my recent knowledge of the storyline.
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Tonemaro
Tonemaro: MQ3D: an interesting idea. I agree with Kylestein about how awesome it is to look at the mecha in Mechquest. However, I also like the idea of taking a sort of bird's eye view where you can pan around your image, maybe looking over your shoulder, straight down, from the enemy's perspective, at the side like the game is currently, or from any number of other concievable positions. I'd be interested in MQ3D, although I admit that I haven't played Mechquest as much as the other games, I have recently returned to it and finished up the storylines. Mechquest is cool; I hope that there's a chapter 2 to it as well. Maybe MQ3D can be that chapter 2.
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Tonemaro
Tonemaro: I'm not much of a fan of the cockpit view, though. I hope that there will be options, so people who do like it can look from the cockpit as they fire missiles at the enemy and people like me can analyze it from all angles. Maybe you guys can add in a pause button so we can stop something mid-attack and just pan around, looking at it. That would be cool.
ethandf7
ethandf7: You upgrade to some epic mecha (Omecha?) and beat up all the shadowscythe...
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ethandf7
ethandf7: The upgrade is caused by a kink that Artix made in the reset, so that everyone turns uber.
pkmnmastah
pkmnmastah: The black hole in the center of the universe will start shooting out huge amounts of energy, killing everything, so someone goes back and tame and destroys all technology to save the universe
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Bank
Bank: Oh man that sucks :/ I'm fairly confident MechQuest isn't going to generate enough revenue to continue a 2nd chapter since it barely gets any player numbers anymore. I still like the game throughout these years and it'll feel bad knowing I sorted wasted money on a game that the team is continuing on with less and less. Somber news.
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Hamofawe367
Hamofawe367: I think that the Shadowscythe will win and Warlic, Cysero, the main character, and Artix will escape. They will then crash land on Lore. I am not sure if they lose their memory or just agree to never speak of it agian.(I hope I'm right!!!)
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solius
solius: WHERE THE HECK DID SEPOULCHER COME FROM!?!?!?!?
dayknight
dayknight: Just looking on at the part where you mentioned DragonFable, please for the love of god Artix tell me it won't end soon...
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dragonmaker
dragonmaker: i think that the other planets will end up like westion and join solunia and combine the mechs to make a giant one and you piloit it and win but the mechs get destroyed in the prosses and they try to make them again but they come to life and theres ur new enemy
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Enza
Enza: the shadowscythe are about to win then warlic and reset the universe. I think this because in an aqw cutscene warlic says something about resetting the universe.
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Brendan
Brendan: well, this is what i think will happen, well i think that korin will come out of no where after we are about to end the war and save everything at a price, he won't reveal he price until the end of the cutscene, where we(the hero) figure it out, well the way he saves us is he brings the dragonoid out of no where and blocks valoths ultimate beam thing he is going to send, but the dragonoid wasn't enough so he throws himself in the way, thus causing him to explode into a wormhole into another universe, the wormhole sucks everything shadowscythe except valoth into it, and then sucks in lore, the universe was the elemental plane, where magic comes from, warlic does something that gets us back into our own universe, and closes the swormhole, but he couldn't shut all the fragments of the wormhole(korin got fragments of his belongings on lore, that is how those got there) so lore is connected to the world of magic, one of the fragments comes up to us(the hero) and says you made the deal, you must pay the cost, so he destroys all technology. in the end valoth is locked up, it shows him saying"i don't need technology to kill human filth" and he summons a fireball and shoots it at warlic, at that time tech comes and says she was working on a new energy absorbing thingy, and she uses it on warlic, creating the first magic orb, which is given to warlic that is what will happen
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KJinx101
KJinx101: 3D MQ. Heckya!!!!!!!!!!!!
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JackRiottech1997
JackRiottech1997: MQ3D would be cool. As for my theory...I believe that the war against the Shadowscythe is won, but during the midst of the carnage, Lord Valoth sneaks into GEARS University, and as the Hero and Sys-Zero are going to tell Dean Warlic that they won, he is getting ready to kill Warlic. Valoth's guards attack Sys-Zero and start to assimilate him, while Valoth says some cliche assassination line. Warlic then throws the Hero the controls for the Secret Weapon, and right before Valoth kills Warlic, the button is pressed and the event known as the Reset turns the realm of Mechquest into Dragonfable.
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SamX
SamX: I have always believed that the ending of mechquest would be similar to a total apocalypse rundown event that only a portion of mankind was left. and after the ruins of the old lore, came the people who lived and build cities, town, villages while meeting few animals that have undergo evolutions resultig into frogzards, gorrilaphant, etc. and the dragon kin started to appear in skin. so, the dragonfable era would be a post-apocalyptic world, very much a like the world of Oo in adventure time, but has further go into a more advanced era. That is one of my guesses.
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Bloody
Bloody: I love your idea! But, does that RLY apply to adventure time?
Allsaint
Allsaint: Warlic will discover a secret hidden power he had then when on the brink of losing the war and extinction, he uses his unlimited power to RESET or REMAKE the world. totally called it. And as for Mechquest 3D, that would be super cool, however i fear it might lose its uniqueness as a sci-fi game and become a clone of HAWKEN, or Armored Core.
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cbprophet
cbprophet: I was there for the beginning.....and i'll see it through to the end. It's been a good run MQ. *Salute*
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Brendan
Brendan: I am right beside you man, remember waiting to get to school and helping ward pilot the ship, i miss those good old days. *raises chalice* To Mechquest
MrTurnip
MrTurnip: Although I think an ending is much needed, you guys could easily do something like Battle Star Galactica where the Shadow Scythe proceed to follow the Lorites throughout space.
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UndercoverAgent
UndercoverAgent: Shadowscythe will take over the planets and the hero and some other people will escape from the shadowscythe to look for any help.They will discover a some kind of a bunker that lead to the core of the planets.There they will find a very old technology planted by the ancient people to be used only for a critical emergency when the universe is at risk.The hero and the others will contact each others from all the planets and press the buttons that will release some kind of a nuclear blast from the planets and destroy everything in its path.The button was designed to use the planets's force as a weapon and the planets will be unharmed.
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Bloody
Bloody: OMG u better make a part 2 like u did for DF........pwe2e??
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dragonmaker
dragonmaker: wait adding up to the dragons from dragoniods the hero will find the ladder thing that the dragons used in the war of dragon vs shadowsythe and gets transported to the dragonfable world i called it
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dragonmaker
dragonmaker: i want to add they forget the mechs or warlic goes crazy and destroys them making his power go throgh the roof and he becomes younger and more powerful then he is dragon fable warlic and the ladder would also explain the dragon problem
dragonmaker
dragonmaker: and its the hyper ladder im talking about
Blackshock
Blackshock: Warlic pulls out some desperation reset button?
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Bloody
Bloody: I think that Mr.Z will first say, "sorry to tell you this but your deal with ebilcorp has been TERMINATED"! Then he will hit a button and blow up valoth's whole armada. Then he will say, "you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself.......mehehehe.....AHAHAHAHAAHAHAAA!!!!“~the end...of part one
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Bloody
Bloody: Those are probably NOT the exact wording that would be used,.......But u guys get the picture!
Bloody
Bloody: And as for the reason for the magic in the future.....the bomb used to detonate his armada would contain POTENT dark magic!
Brendan
Brendan: ok i see a lot of warlic pulls the reset, play alexander on dragonfable and you will see mechquest did not look a thing like mechquest on his last thing, but maybe the mechquest world becomes that world possibly, but probably not straight into dragonfable
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Brendan
Brendan: the first mechquest was supposed to be the place warlic was before h came into dragonfable world
jakemaster1390
jakemaster1390: I am sad to see the end of a story-line. I was especially sad to see the end of Warpforce for regular updates. I do not mind the end of a story-line as long as it has a new chapter because some story-lines get stagnant as time goes on which dragonfable has somewhat shown. I think that all AE games should have multiple chapters to introduce us to new story-lines and help bring back some of the older players that had lost interest due to the same story over and over again.
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Derpyfire
Derpyfire: I'm guessing that the ShS will bombard the planet with energy blasts that will decimate all of the high tech stuff(I bet there's going to be something with a dragonoid and Korin as well)
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dragonmaker
dragonmaker: but then what would happen to the heros id be game over unless you read my last comment that might happen after
Sir Xander
Sir Xander: I'm calling on warlic to reset the Universe when the shadowscythe take over! :D
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solius
solius: OBVIOUS-there's gonna be some undead dragonoid (made by the ShS) thats gonna threatin igsistance and warlics going to reboot the universe and lose his beard. here comes dragonfable! :) :) :)
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solius
solius: oh, yeah. they do it all the time... AE IS AWESOME.
zaxiss1
zaxiss1: warlic will make the ultimate sacrifice for lore. He will give his beard hairs to reset the universe.
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Dragonlord
Dragonlord: i think theres gonna be some sort of reseting of the world by someone because there was a mcha in one of the first qusts of dragonfable that said that
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name00
name00: But when it is 3D it will make the loading and playing slow
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solius
solius: yup
Shadowknight
Shadowknight: Is MQ3D gonna be like a first person shooter or is there gonna be an option where you play in third person.
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Speddy
Speddy: 3 alternate timelines from, the one we know as DF, the one we know as AQW, and a continuation of MQ. YAY!
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Shadowknight
Shadowknight: You forgot AQ.
solius
solius: PIES PIES PIES PIES PIES AE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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TheSentinel387
TheSentinel387: sorry about the previous two comments, trying to change line.++RANDOM GUESS WARNING++ In the older lore, Cysero was a ship. So possibly the Sys-zero is not real(!) and is the dropship from the beginning. Possibly SLord Valoth destroys our mecha and we need to fight our way out, then sone dragonoids(!) come from whereevertheycamefrom and destroys the universe fighting the Shadowscythe and ganoloth appears and kills a crystal dragonoid which was the dragon of time and (mutters indistinctly)
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