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Going out with a BIG BANG!

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MechQuest's "End of the Galaxy"

This morning I met with members of the team for Mechfast (the most important meal of the day!) In addition to eggs, bacon, grits, coffee, pie, and ketchup... I had a copy of the MechQuest's "End of the Galaxy" script.

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Korin & Maegwyn (The co-leads of MechQuest) and I have revised and improved the script a lot over the past two weeks. We were showing it for the first time to Warlic (who was the former MechQuest Lead before he programmed OverSoul) and Alina (AQWorld's co-lead). Warlic read this final script for the first time. He put down his coffee cup, looked us square in the eyes and said, "This is wonderful. Absolutely wonderful." We all smiled and nodded in agreement. So my friends... as of this post, history is starting to unfold. We are just 5 releases away from the "End of the Galaxy."

 
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Writing the perfect script to tie all of the seemingly unrelated stories in MechQuest into one, final, epic confrontation against Lord Valoth's Command Fleet was hard. But building these 5 releases will be a lot harder. MechQuest's small team does not have enough people to do the art and animation required for the HUGE 5th and final release. Needless to say every artist and animator that worked on MechQuest is coming back to help... and many more members of the team are volenteering to take on the extra workload. The final cutscene and battle will be the combined efforts of J6, Ghost, Arklen, Oishii, Jemini, Korin, and more. It really feels like we are doing this right. "If you are going to go out... go out big!" Play MechQuest and get ready for the big event!

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velc
velc: Also this sounds really cool too bad I don't play MQ. I love how you're all coming back to Finish it up This really shows you care about your past games even when you're not working on them.TTTTHHHHEEEE EEENNNNDDDD IIIISSSSS NNNNNNIIIIIIGGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!GET TO THE CHOPPER!!!!!!
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Legendium
Legendium: *grumble* MQ shouldn't be considered a "past" game any more than AQWs a present one. Yes, it's over, but... I dunno. Somehow the way you call MQ a past game makes it feel like it's out-of-fashion. Which I don't agree, being a DF player
velc
velc: I mean Ther're not working on it anymore like how ghost moved from DF to AQW.
Legendium
Legendium: True enough. I don't like that DF and MQ are dying though. They're great games.
velc
velc: BTW how fast does that coffee go and what type of pie was it and was it tasty didf you put whipped cream on it
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Artix
Artix: I had cherry pie and I drink my coffee black.. like Chairman Platinum's soul.
velc
velc: Artix you have replied to my post twice which is amazing. You know I have never even had cherry pie but I expect it is tasty I can't think about cherry pie without thinking of master of disguise have you seen that movie
cbprophet
cbprophet: I've been with MQ since before they chose to name it Mech Quest instead of Assault Mecha (I STILL liked assault mecha better.) And I will be there to the very end. *gives salute to MQ*(tearing up a little)
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Balu Bamboto
Balu Bamboto: There are some loose ends that really need to be taken care of. The Dragonoid Korin stole, that weapon Warlic was building that was split into 3 parts and we are still trying to retrieve, the leader of House WolfBlade that is still in the hospital after being a prisoner of the Shadowscythes for quite a long time. So I hope you guys and gals manage to really deliver and give us the die hard fans of MQ something memorable. And knowing you, you will and more! :-D Also.lanet Liath is not finished, so hopefully, after the big chapter end, you continue to give us more regarding Liath and her mysteries. I`me so excited!!
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Artix
Artix: The Dragonoid, Korin, and the "thing" Warlic was building will all be covered in the finale. The ultimate goals of the 3 houses were too big to be covered in the ending... but when you see what happens, I expect there to be a lot of talk about how the houses ultimate goals will cause an alternative ending. I was expecting you to mention one of the bigger unresolved plot points... Maria 5.
protronicus
protronicus: awww... i haven't got up to date on the storyline!
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Artix
Artix: Good news then! The new map system Korin is working on will help you see what part(s) of the story you have done and have left to do.
JeffTechnoWiz
JeffTechnoWiz: So for 5 releaeses MQ is finally going to get a real team. Then after that. I am willing to bet. It going to be lucky to get into a "Once-A-Month" update.... well the ending better be good. Plus to Balu. I told ya so. :P
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Artix
Artix: I hate to be a downer on a downer, but the MechQuest team will be continuing to create the releases leading up to the 5th and final release which everything is gathering to create.
JeffTechnoWiz
JeffTechnoWiz: Of course. Unless MQ is lucky enough to get tons of Nova gem buyers and new Star captains.. Plus more accounts made. We could be the next DF that makes a epic turn around..... Yet I just be hyping myself up.. I hate it when I do that
Ultimumlord
Ultimumlord: You artix, not to mean anything, but are you not going to do the rapid fire Wednesday anymore?
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Artix
Artix: I was doing the rapid fire releases on a single day because I was unable to make a proper full length post each day. That has been changing the past two weeks. If you really like them, I can try doing something similiar more often.
Ultimumlord
Ultimumlord: I just like the behind the game stories, they make playing the game just that much more enjoyable, and the reason I like AE is because thats what you do. Now, thats just me, a story lover. It would be much appreciated if you do, but I don't want to hold you back with it.
RubyCrystalRose
RubyCrystalRose: i prefer the proper length posts but a summary list of what's happening would be nice if you're busy or if we do have time to read a whole post
Percy Jackson64
Percy Jackson64: So this is the end?
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A.C.
A.C.: Wow Guys This Sounds Incredible!!! I can't wait to play all 5 incredible releases, and find out what happens to Westin's People, I don't truly know what will happen, But I do know it will interesting!
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Firetool
Firetool: cant wait!
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Hurricane150
Hurricane150: Artix, this is cool but I have a lot of questions about MQ that won't even fit in this page soo....
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rysox
rysox: MechQuest finale is going to be amazing :D
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Grandma
Grandma: the 5 releases sound like they will be great
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Grandma
Grandma: I will have to get up to date on MQ story.
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Gelix
Gelix: Im wondering if MQ will get a Chapter 2 just like DF, or if they will just keep giving minor updates to Chapter 1 and such?
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Legendium
Legendium: And my prediction has become truth. MQ is the first to fall. You really need to get more people working with you, Artix. I'll miss MQ, even if I barely ever got anywhere in it. Sometime I'll marathon my way to the end of it. *salutes MQ in the name of AE games which have been pushed aside for AQWs*
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Derpyfire
Derpyfire: You'll still add new mechs and quests right *sobs*. MQ was the first AE game I ever played! I'd hate to see it won't have any more updates *whines*.
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codemode
codemode: I hate what you're saying.. It is not like game will be shut down, releases will be just a little bit shorter and won't be weekly anymore. Mae said that they want to make 2 releases per month, but that might not happen. Anyways, don't say that MQ will have it's final release because it doesn't.
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Bloody
Bloody: OH NO......DOES THIS MEAN THAT U WONT RELEASE A PART 2 LIKE FOR DF?!?!?!?!?!? *SELF-DESTRUCT FOR NO REASON!!!!!*
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EDGYouTube
EDGYouTube: I hope this game does not stop, it was the first ever AE game I played, and it got me through some rough times : p
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Damian_N.
Damian_N.: same here bro
zxdual
zxdual: This make's me think about df when you find that mechquest ship and how something bad is going to happen causing the df universe to be created.
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Prince_Sazen
Prince_Sazen: I'm confused...is this the end for MechQuest? Like...will the game..."stop", or like..."end"? I sure hope it doesn't. It was the first AE game I ever played, and it's one of my favourites. :/
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velc
velc: Gee I've barely played and I just statred from what yopu guys are saying it sounds pretty good BTW what happened to warpforce?
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Legendium
Legendium: It died. Like, completely.
velc
velc: ahhh thats what I thought
artgamer123456789
artgamer123456789: Will there be special mech/s in that big release?
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dragonmaker
dragonmaker: are you going to create an after story or part 2 mech quest is fun and i dont want to see it go out like archknight maybe theres 2 stories 1 for starcapitan and one for non
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Matt_the_Fierce
Matt_the_Fierce: I just hope we don't have to kill Xaria in the finale. I don't wanna kill my house leader!
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mattkuk112
mattkuk112: I can't wait for the final cutscenes to BLOW our minds!
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