We are building this years new Calendar! Thyton was painting at the lab into the wee hours of the night... so I took a picture of what he is working on with my cell phone. YUP! A repainting of the classic DragonFable login screen focing on the DoomKnight Sepulchure!
This year's calendar features paintings of favorite characters (Sepeulchure, Gravelyn, Galanoth, Artix), and never before seen NEW CHARACTERS that will be appearing next year in our games! Here is a preview of the cover.
Dage also contributed several of his personal works for this calendar... making it an incredible collector's piece. We really raised the bar on this one... it is best described as 12 limited edition prints combined into one epic 12 page, full size, painted calendar. Yes, like our previous calendars it will include in-game items. More on that coming soon.
The Artix Entertainment 2016 Calendar will go on sale at www.HeroMart.com at the end of this month.
QUESTION: Which of our previous calendars was your favorite? (Personally, I think the Dragons calendar was the best... but the AQWorlds one from a few years prior had so much character. I liked that the poster calendars were flippable, I still have them on my wall. But getting an epic change of scenery every month makes the flip calendars better in my opinion. After the year is over, I can cut out the picture parts and hang them like limited prints.)
Dragon Amulet Tee's are coming to HeroMart! Not just one but TWO!
Two T-shirts means two in-game rewards too! Cronix has make two wicked Dragon Amulet inspired scythes! What elements do you guys think they should be?
Red for Classic and Purple for Distressed!
Facebook It's a quest for Likes! We're going to try to be a looooooooooot more active on our official Facebook page which means we need likes! We're at 4,101 right now so, for every +5,000 likes we get during the month of August, we'll add +5% experience during the DragonCon weekend!
HeroMart If you check out the coming soon section of HeroMart, you'll see lots of cool stuff on its way! The tenth anniversary shirt will come with this awesome scythe in DF, crafted by the legendary Dracelix!
There's also a special something for HeroMart, created by Khao, coming soon that's just for DragonFable....
You've checked in with all the tech savvy denizens of Lore but have yet to find the Professor... there has to be some kind of clue that the Atealeans can give you! Isiri has been able to sense a small area in the remote north where magic is strangely absent... it's a lead for you, but will you like what you find when you get there? Check in with Yolande this week to continue your search for the Professor!
Ghost has worked hard this week animating the cutscenes and making evil traps for this map. Dracelix has created an entire Techangel Set for you to collect with this quest! Good luck with your search and BattleOn!
AE Action Hero Figures! Starting on May 18th, HeroMart.com and, by May 23rd, Toys R'Us will have Artix Entertainment's first action hero figures! For just $20 you can get your very own Artix to adventure with or Sepulchure to plot with! Each action hero figure comes with tons of special items in AdventureQuest Worlds!
The Artix Action Figures will unlock these items in AQW:
Paladin High Lord Class Paladin High Lord Armor High Lord's Battleaxe of Destiny Artix's Helm (Legendary Item!) Paladin's Castle (In-Game House!)
The Sepulchure Action Figures will unlock these items in AQW:
The new DragonFable Posters are available now on HeroMart! Each poster is $9.95, plus shipping and handling.
The Xan poster comes with the FlameClaw Scythe! You'll get the level 10 scythe when you redeem your code and then will be able to level up the scythe through the Black Market Moglin to levels 30, 50, 70 and 80!
The DragonFable Friends poster comes with a special trinket that does 200% damage and then gives you an extra 100% damage for 4 rounds. If you have the trinket equipped with the scythe, another friend joins in on the trinket attack!
There are two new DF posters coming soon to HeroMart! They should be available by the end of next week or early the week after and each poster will come with it's own unique item! Posters will be $9.95 each.
The Xan poster will come with the Fire Claw Scythe and the DragonFable poster will come with a trinket whose attack features Artix, Robina and Cysero! Equipping both items will result in an extra special trinket attack!
Faith is asking for new T-shirt and poster ideas for HeroMart! What kind of stuff do you guys want to see? Twilly and Twig? Sepulchure? Do you guys want funny quotes? A giant dragon? Cityscapes? Let us know!
Happy post-turkey day food coma recovery period! (Wow, that's a mouthful. Much like Thanksgiving Day was for most Americans!)
If you experienced the great feasting that is Thanksgiving this past weekend, I hope yours was full of food and merriment with friends and family! I had a great time visiting Rolith's family in rural Pennsylvania, the land where so many great coders come from! (Note: that smell you smell when you're driving over there is probably a hog farm. Or mushrooms. You won't smell chocolate in the air unless you're near Hershey, Pennsylvania. We were not. I learned this quickly.) There was VERY much food thanks to some very nice grandmas and aunts and cousins who cooked all day. And then there was VERY much napping on couches as people slept off copious amounts of turkey and side dishes.
I went with some of his family out shopping on Black Friday. That was not nearly as scary as I thought it would be, probably because we went at 4 PM instead of 4 AM. All the crazy shoppers were gone already. And so were all the great deals. Sadface!
But even if you didn't get nifty discounts on Black Friday, you aren't out of luck yet! Today is Cyber Monday so if you prefer online shopping (like I do) then get your mouse-button finger in gear and get clicking for some great deals!
Speaking of great deals, have you seen the NEW electronic gift certificates for BattleOn Points at HeroMart? (Electronic means no shipping!)
You can buy them in the following denominations:
5,000 BP for 25.00 USD
10,000 BP for 50.00 USD
15,000 BP for 75.00 USD
20,000 BP for 100.00 USD
They're REALLY convenient because you don't have to do anything but click a few buttons on your keyboard, then hit print on your printer! And if you don't want to involve your printer (hey, some of us are running low on toner!), then you can just email yourself or a friend the gift certificate! If you want something to wrap, though, you can have the snazzy gift card mailed to you or a friend!
And that's not the ONLY deal we've got going on!
Get $10 FREE! in the biggest RIXTY Promotion of the Year!
Feeling the need for some bonus game currency? From now until December 31st, you’ll earn $10 FREE when you deposit $40 or more into your Rixty account using Coinstar machines or Rixty prepaid cards. Spend your $10 bonus in any of our online games!
Got questions on how to use your Rixty card to get BattleOn Points? Check out this nifty and helpful webpage! Rixty How-to
Our Black Friday shops will remain in-game until TOMORROW! Why tomorrow? Because Tuesday has no shopping-related adjective attached to it. I'm open to hearing ideas for Tuesday names that will convince us to extend the shop another day NEXT YEAR, though.
And if you've been fighting in the Thankstaking War, don't give up yet! The war's at 41% and you're doing GREAT! The boss should be unlocked in another couple of days, and with it a VERY pretty Fall-themed drop made by Lim. Also, sometime today look for a button to allow you to access the Nitro-sponge catapault quest directly from inside the war camp. That should make you explosion-happy warriors, well, happy!
But what's coming up THIS week, you ask? That is a very good question! And one I am prepared to answer!
If you look at the Design Notes entry below this one, you'll see that TODAY we've updated Hunter's Paradise, and in the next couple days, the war's boss fight should go live! But on Friday we'll have TWO more Orb quests for you! We'll have the next Earth Orb quest as well as the conclusion to the Darkness Orb Recovery mini-chain!
We've got a LOT of work to do this week, so I'd better get back to it! Eat some more leftovers for me, I'm too full to eat for a few DAYS, at least! Later, taters! (Mmmmm, mashed potaters!)
On December 10th, 2010 Artix Entertainment LLC. will randomly select FIVE winners for our Holiday Sweepstakes. Each winner will be contacted via e-mail and be allowed to select ONE item of their choice from our new AE Store, HeroMart. Since they are nearly all gone, we're even setting aside five AE Year of the Moglin 2011 Calendars just for the sweepstakes.
The item will be sent to the winners anywhere in the world (even if it's not on the HeroMart delivery country list), completely free of charge and shipping.
All you have to do to enter is start a Battleon Master Account on our portal site (Register a Free Account here!). That counts as one entry into the AE Holiday Sweepstakes. *If you already have an account, see #3.
If you already have a Master Account and/or have already linked your game accounts to it then you are already entered into the sweepstakes, but if you want to increase your chances be sure to link each AE GAME to your account!
You must also have a valid e-mail linked to the Master Account. We will be alerting winners via e-mail, and without a valid e-mail we will not be able to contact you!
The number of game accounts that you have linked to the Master Account and the upgrade status of those game accounts will not be considered in the drawing.
If we get no e-mail response from one of our winners after two weeks, a new winner will be selected.
AE reserves the right to disqualify entries based on a history of hacking, cheating or other violations of our Terms of Service.
Good luck and happy holidays from Artix Entertainment!
Pay special attnetion to rule number two. It doesn't matter if you link 1 or 6 or 19 or 300 DF accounts to your master account, it only counts as ONE entry for DF. Each GAME counts, each ACCOUNT does NOT.
We're starting the holidays a little early but I'm always ready to celebrate something like this! We've got more contests, events and surprises headed your way before the end of the year so be sure to check back every day!
Hello hello! It's Monday again, and Autumn is falling all over itself to flood the land around the Secret Underground Lab with grey skies and chilly winds. It's wonderful that Fall is finally here! Time for apple cider and pumpkin pie! What do YOU like to do in the Fall? Jump in leaf piles? Drink Pumpkin Spice lattes?
What I'd like to do right now, though, is tell you about what's coming up in this week's release! We're continuing TWO Orb sagas this week!
The Stone Orb starts rockin' again!
Geopetal is working on the next Stone Orb quest! That was underway before we took a break for Mogloween, and we're excited to be getting back to it. We've got a lot of plans up our sleeves for this one, so make sure you follow along and if you haven't been keeping up to date on the chain, head to Willowshire and have fun playing the previous quests!
Shedding light on the Darkness Orb!
I'll be working on beginning to finish up the captivating story of the luckless Vayle and the elusive Darkness Orb! In the first part of this two-part mini quest chain, you'll need to gather some help from a VERY useful NPC nearby and then find clues to where Vayle is hiding! (You'd go to ground, too, if you'd been through everything she's lived through!)
True Mortal is making some super-awesome helm and cape rewards for the quest, so you can look forward to those, too! Again, if you aren't up-to-date on the Darkness Orb Saga, you'll definitely want to make time to go questing in Doomwood before this Friday!
Miscellany and odds and ends!
And here's some bits of news to keep in mind:
The DoomKnight bug where the double-hit is doing 400% damage WILL be fixed this week, so if you're lucky enough to have the armor, take advantage of this oversight on our parts while you can!
The Doom Phoenix helm will be put into the Mysterious Stranger's Doom Helm shop at some point this week, so if you'd like to purchase it, it'll be available from him! His shop's motto: One for all and all for DOOOOOOOM!
HeroMart has all your merchandise needs!
Like music? How about reading? What about stuffed animals? HeroMart has got all that and MORE and we're ready to deliver it straight to YOU! (For a list of the 41 countries we deliver to, see this list.)
This past Friday our very first full-length novel, The Dragon's Secret, went on sale! With 232 pages of action-packed fun, this is is definitely a read you won't want to miss out on! (Bonus: Talk to your teacher and see if you can get extra-credit for reading outside of class!)
It comes with a special weapon in AQW, the baby kraken pet in DF, a weapon in MQ and a LOT of stuff in AQ classic!
The AE 2011 Year of the Moglin Calendar will go on PRE-SALE on HeroMart this Thursday, but probably won't be delivered until later November. We did have a few on hand at ShadoCon this weekend so if you're running around AQWorlds, you might just be lucky enough to see their version of it. You can see a preview of DragonFable's crazy-insane version by taking a look at the banner on the homepage.
Not only do you get the Chronomancer class in AQWorlds and the Chronomancer class in DragonFable, but you get the Chronos Mech in MechQuest and a Chronomancer armor in AQ classic! That's a HUGE amount of rewards for a calendar that only costs $12.00 USD!
ShadoCon totally not overshadowed!
This weekend some of the friendly staff at the Artix Entertainment Secret Underground Lab traveled a little ways away to ShadoCon! We knew we'd be seeing our friends Kimberly and Junior from One-Eyed Doll there, and so we figured WE'D set up a merch booth there, too!
For tales from ShadoCon, take a look at Cysero's Design Notes over on the AQWorlds Design Notes page!
Have a great Monday and enjoy speculating on what the quests this week will contain! You can always contact us on Twitter or the forums if you'd like to leave us comments or feedback, too! We look forward to talking with you! :)
HeroMart, Artix Entertainment's brand-new online store, is open for business! Check it out at our HeroMart website! If you've got questions about where we ship, how much shipping costs, or refund policies, you'll definitely want to read this page: Frequently Asked Questions!
We'll be stocking mounds of merchandise and stacks of swag just for you, including:
The NPCs: Critical Hits music CD
and even Paladin Toilet Paper! (SOLD OUT) (... Are we KIDDING?!)
Nearly all items found on this store come with special codes that can be redeemed for special in-game item(s)!
But that's not all, check back often because we have plans to stock MANY new items (a few in limited quantities, which will never be available again)! And all of the items found in this store were drawn, written, sung/played, filmed, crafted, designed or produced by Artix & the friendly BattleOn Games team! We put 110% into everything we create for you!