It is official... sock puppets told us so.
Thus it shall be named, and within we shall explore a vast new expanding world, become masters of the elements, unlock the power of the Dragon's light, and discover the secrets of the mysterious Grimsbane. But first, we need to see if we can make chat work. Chat-only alpha test with incomplete graphics begins!
Alpha Test #1 is LIVE (worth 250 Alpha pts.)
Did we surprise you? If you qualify, please help us alpha test our multiplayer server and chat. NOTE! This is not a playable game. This is not even a Beta test. This is the absolute earliest test of a game concept. An Alpha test is like a sketch, NOTHING is finished nor final! (please repeat this over and over in your head and to other players -- most people are not used to seeing things before they are finished.) The Alpha tests will be unbearably laggy, buggy and most things will break in new and horrific ways. (Ah... just like the good ol' days.) Most game companies would never show an alpha test to their players… but we are different. We want you involved from the start. All graphics, animation, and everything will be changed based on your feedback. Your duty is to tell us everything that breaks, works, needs improvement and work alongside us to make this the web-based 3D game that you have always dreamed of playing.
Thank you for your help!
Naming AdventureQuest 3D has been one of the most challenging things we have done. Originally, we wanted to call it "LORE" (aka Land of Rising Evil) which was the original name of AdventureQuest before we named it AdventureQuest. However, for legal reasons we were unable to call this game just LORE.We were also unable to call it the other 5 dozen names we liked... many of them suggested by you guys! I would like to thank everyone who gave us name ideas on my Twitter, FaceBook, and Artix.com comments. Just between us... the team was completely deadlocked in trying to name the game for over a month. We made a giant list... and after doing all the "what are we legally allowed to use" and "what actually fits the game," we finally narrowed it down to 4 choices. I actually registered all 4 domain names just in case. We always talk about how the players help shape the games and help us make decisions... well this was a big one. I made the post here on Artix.com, on FaceBook, and on Twitter.... the response from all sources made our choice clear. If you voted for one of the others, do not worry... all of these are things that will be in the game.
Check back tomorrow for more on this project. Battle on!