Friday, October 29, 2010
Resident Sneevil: Survivors!
The battle against the Z-Virus is won! Congratulations to the uninfected who soundly beat back the Zardbies (even with Rolith and I both succumbing to the virus)! As your war challenge reward Ghost has made up a special Moonridge weapon set that can be found in a chest behind... The Zemesis! Will you be able to beat back the ultimate Z-Virus victim? Defeating him will give you a chance to win the coveted Spy Gear previewed last week!
The Cauldron Sisters are all ready with their candy anti-virus and they need someone to distribute it... you! After you finish the boss fight get on out there and get to Trick-or-Tricking! There are 22 masks this year (yeah, Lim went a liiittle crazy) and, if any catch your fancy, Cysero has a few stocked up in his SuperStore! You can also get a hold of the brand new holiday rare, the HarvestReaper Scythe!
There are also brand new versions of the much requested Spooky Orange Cape as well as a Spooky Violet Cape available for gold from the Sisters!!
Next Week: Bug Squashing!
Next week will be a round of bug squashing, so there will be no major release. Don't worry though, I hear True Mortal has been busy stocking sinister looking chests and locking them tight.... I wonder what he could be hiding in them? Next Friday the hunt for the chests will begin!
Friday, October 29, 2010
The Greedling is BACK!
One of the most popular characters in the Ravenloss story so far is Greed's little minion, the Greedling. I know many of you have wondered what happened to him after your hero and Tomix let him go in the first quest.
Well, that's easy to answer. He's been wandering around mournfully, sadly searching for his Master: Greed. And tonight that search is over! After Greed escaped from the clutches of the Chaosweaver High Priest, he put out a call to his most loyal minion. And this week YOU get to play AS the Greedling as you and Greed finally reunite!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
HRggGh nHRrrrHARZ! AR'm a zaMZGBbARrrrrHA!
/The Mid-War cutscene is now live!
//HRggggGHHHrrr! The Zardbie have evolved! (clear cache to see them)
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALINA!
Friday, October 22, 2010
Cysero, Lim, and WAR!
Welcome to another Friday! This is a HUGE Friday, and I am cannot WAIT to tell you why! Except if you've read the other Design Notes from this week, you already know. But if you HAVEN'T, boy oh boy, let me tell you what is coming tonight!
First up, we've got the Clashening quest chain FINALE! You've come to know Lim and Cysero really well over the course of this quest chain and, if you've learned nothing else, you've learned that where Cysero and Lim get together, there is CRAZINESS!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
A colorful Sneak Peek at the release!
What's red and green and very, very evil?
The Resident Sneevil- Code: SALL-IE release this week! The Red Queen's programming has evolved beyond even what the genious CEO of the Parasol Corporation could have imagined... Log in this weekend to find out exactly what she has in store!
We've got some VERY green, VERY awesome rewards for the Resident Sneevil release this week, too! Here's a peek at them courtesy of True Mortal:
Friday, October 15, 2010
Answers (and more questions!)
It's Friday! We've been working hard- going through dozens of cups of coffee, boxes of donuts and pizza, bunches of bananas (hey, a codemonkey's got to stay healthy SOMEHOW!), and a whole container of TableGum- all week to bring you some awesome new quests, cutscenes, and rewards!
First up is....
Resident Sneevil: Revelations!
Zorbak is a VERY sneaky moglin, with many hidden motives. You left last week's Resident Sneevil: Genesis quest wondering just WHAT he was up to, and THIS week, you'll find out!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
BladeHaven's Beta is LIVE for DragonLords!
The Beta test of BladeHaven, our very own first-person-slasher sword-fighting minigame is live for Beta testing by upgraded members in all of Artix Entertainment's games!
Complete with weapons, shields, MANY monsters and more than a few scared villagers, BladeHaven is a medley of slashing, blocking, and casting your way through enemies as you make your way to rescuing the princess! It's all up to you, hero!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
AE's first novel: The Dragon's Secret!
That's right, we've written a novel set in AdventureQuest during the time of the Great Fire War!
One of the most well-loved storylines in AdventureQuest's long history is the Great Fire War. Starring Galanoth, Demento, and YOU, the hero, as you battle against Akriloth and a host of fire monsters, this story has gone down in AQ's history as one of the most widely-talked about and reminisced-over wars we've done so far. But the story hasn't ended! Coming this November to HeroMart is Artix Entertainment's first full-length novel, The Dragon's Secret, and it is set during the time of the Great Fire War!
Written by Lyra Trice Solis, a member of the AdventureQuest storyline team, The Dragon's Secret tells the story of apprentice mage John Black, who loses his entire family to a dragon attack and vows to get his revenge, one way or the other. (A dragon? In the Great Fire War? Whoever could it be?) He doesn't think things can get any worse until he discovers a secret about one of his best friends which pushes his loyalty to the limit.
Come along with John and his group of incorrigible friends as they escape confinement, battle dragons, stow away on a pirate ship, face off against a terrible and evil mage, and confront the underwater Council of the Mer! Through the story, John must choose between revenge and friendship, and decide whether or not to risk everything to stand up for what he believes in! Filled with dragons, dwarves, and VERY dark magic, The Dragon's Secret will tell the tale of the Great Fire War in a brand-new and exciting way!
But it's not JUST the novel you'll be getting if you purchase The Dragon's Secret! You'll get something in AdventureQuest, DragonFable, MechQuest, and AdventureQuest Worlds!
In AdventureQuest, we're releasing a full quest based on the novel along with items like the Goldenrod Staff and Gnomish crossbow weapons (available in the quest) and the Unlight Shield and the Melore's Dark Statue spell (available ONLY with the novel promo code)!
DragonFable and AdventureQuest Worlds will be releasing non-member pets available to EVERYONE while MechQuest is whipping up an awesome Shoulder item.
And the best part is, you can get ALL of these items with ONE promo code!
This is our first ever novel, one you can hold in your hands and read in bed (or in the car, or in class... ok, maybe not in class) and we're VERY excited to be able to offer it to you! Remember, it's coming to HeroMart this November!
You can read sample text from the novel here!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
HeroMart is Officially Open!
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!
Monday, October 11, 2010
Good News and Great Fun!
Happy Birthday, Rolith!
It's Monday! Monday, Monday, Monday! Let's get ready to Rumblllllllle!
Except there won't be any rumbling today. Not on Rolith's birthday! No fighting allowed, only cake. And cupcakes. And chocolate fondue. Now THAT's an ooey, gooey birthday surprise! Rolith doesn't know it yet, but in about an hour, everyone in the Secret Underground Lab is going to crowd into the DF/AQW room and surprise him with a PARTY! Whoooooo!
Friday, October 8, 2010
The Outbreak Spreads!
Resident Sneevil: Genesis!
Last week in Resident Sneevil: Outbreak, you discovered the cause of the Zard Invasion in Moonridge! Or... DID you? What you saw is only the tip of the iceberg- no, that's not the right idiom for this event. I think we'll go with: What you saw is only the wrapper on the candy! There's SO much more to discover inside! Yeah, that sounds better; much more seasonally-appropriate!
Thursday, October 7, 2010
A really friendly gift!
We'd all just like to say a BIG thank you to Eonaleth, a big fan of AE's games! She's been telling us for a while about her awesomely friendly project that she was working on: friendship bracelets for the people in the Secret Underground Lab.
So as we were sitting around eating our Chinese food and listening to the AQW birthday cutscenes (Paul and Storm sound AMAZING!), Zazul came in with a very important envelope. (We do not often get VIE's with gifts in them. Usually they contain Very Important Notices from business people. Or there are VUS's. Very Unimportant Spam mails. We just throw those out.) Zazul handed us the plastic envelopes with THESE in them:
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Resident Sneevil: Sneak Peek!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Weapons of DOOOOOOM!
If there's one thing we love here at the Secret Underground Lab it's weaponry to defend ourselves against undead invasions! Which is why I want to give huge props to Platinum and his friend, who made us a real life version of the Necrotic Blade of Doom!
Now I just have to figure out how to sneak a >5' tall sword out of the Lab without anyone noticing....
Monday, October 4, 2010
Technical Difficulties in Ravenloss
Hello, all! Sadly, I have some bad news for you if you're a fan of Ravenloss. Tomix is feeling a little under the weather and has had to take the last week off, plus an indetermined amount of the future to get better.
We don't want him to stress about work AT ALL, so we've told him not to worry about working on the Ravenloss backgrounds while he recuperates. We knew you'd understand!
All the scripts are written out for Ravenloss; we just need the background art and cutscene animation to finish the quest chain! So we're NOT going to forget about the chain, we promise. What this means for you is that for the next couple weeks, we'll release Clashening quests (only 3 left!) while we give Tomix some time to relax and get back on his feet.
turtle string time machine << These words have NOTHING to do with the three quests in the rest of the Clashening chain. Nope. Not a thing. Nada. Zilch. But if they DID, they might give you an idea of what to expect. :)
We'll have the next Resident Sneevil quest for you on Friday (Resident Sneevil: Genesis!) along with (hopefully) the next Clashening quest! AND some new weapons in the Player Suggestion shop from Clyde and Tokijin!
Please wish Tomix speedy healing while he rests up; we'll definitely be doing the same!
Friday, October 1, 2010
Mogloween 2010 Begins!
It's October 1st and Mogloween has officially begun! This year we're going to delve into the mysterious zard invasion that started on Friday the 13th... are you ready for a very infectious Mogloween?
The previous Mogloween's are all available for play through now too! Remember though, that Chapters 1-4 need to be completed in order. So, you'll have to go through and get all the masks before you can move on to the next chapter. (Chapter 5 is available for play now though!)
As you can see from the Chapter 5 Mogloween town all the Resident Sneevil quests are already planned out! You may notice the mysterious naming of the final quest though.... :O! You'll have to wait until the final week (/cough, October 29th!) to find the name of the final, epic quest for Resident Sneevil!
If you were around for August's Friday the 13th war, you may remember it as a huge, frenetic event. The DragonFable forums were insanely busy and the war threads moved fast and furious! All of us on the DF team were very happy to see how much you guys were enjoying that war and to see how you all came together to beat back the 5 MILLION waves of savage zards!
As a special thank you I've asked eight of your forum friends if they would to appear in small walk-on roles for Resident Sneevil! So everyone give a huge congratulations to Eric Ravenwing, Lady Ravenwing, Dornalca, pokewanderer, ChainSword, LFAL, chisagen and Prius! I chose these eight because they were such positive, driving forces in the Friday the 13th war threads making fun, informative (even several rather poetic) posts. So, keep an eye out for these guys the rest of the month. Who knows what crazy situations Ghost will put them into! ;o
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