Sunday, October 28, 2012
Star Date: October 28th, 3012
Incoming transmission from Practel!
Hey, dudes and dudets.
Almost every video game out is doing a bunch of Halloween updates this week! MechQuest has the decorated Soluna City coming for you on Wednesday! Expect some really... really spooky awesome stuff!
This Wednesday we're also updating the Museum... with a rad spooky Mogloween Quest! Have fun playing it!
So, without further ado, here are two more pictures from the new town.
Battle On indeed! Hope you had a great weekend!
Monday, October 22, 2012
Nova Gems! When you battled so valiantly against EbilCorp to save us from being assimilated by their Hostile Takeover attempt, you earned more than Valor Badges! To show our appreciation of your loyalty, we added 200 Nova Gems to every player who logged in and battled during the Anniversary War! Thank you so very much! If you need more, please consider supporting our game with an upgrade or purchase of additional Nova Gems, either via the homepage or via your Master Account at the Portal. You may create your Master Account by visiting the Portal site at http://portal.battleon.com/ to view more offers.(For example, did you know that we have Nova Gems available for Artix points?)
We are currently at work on an exciting new package deal for Nova Gems so keep your eyes open for news on that!
Thank you all again for your support of the MechQuest team! We enjoy bringing you continual updates and we are constantly working to improve your experience, whether it is by adding new content, improving the existing interfaces and gameplay, or including your suggestions.
I'm having tons of fun working here at the Secret Underground Lab with Korin, Artix, Warlic, and many more of the Artix Entertainment team in person, face-to-face! Tomorrow afternoon, I'll fly home. If all goes well, I'll be rolling out a surprising mid-week release before I go! (This will be in addition to what is coming up on Friday.) It's been fun and it will also be great to get back to the Undisclosed Location. Have a fantastic week & I'll be in touch via the forums & twitter!
Monday, October 22, 2012
Stardate 22 October 3012:
I'm getting a transmission from Practel!
I temporarily broke the page! Now you have clickable links instead of images! =Mae
Friday, October 19, 2012
Star Date 19 October, 3012
EbilCorp's "Operation Gameocide" has been thwarted! The loyal players of the Artix Entertainment games banded together to defeat Chairman P, Mr. Z, and the legions of EbilCorp warriors who were attempting a hostile takeover of the entire AE network.
A huge thank you from me to all of you for making sure that we're continuing under the umbrella of AE - I hope you know that I will never work for EbilCorp willingly! While we occasionally have had good reasons to work with Mr. Z, I prefer not to have anything more to do with Chairman P...
I'm also grateful for your loyalty & dedication - all of you - our players who are coming back to MechQuest from a hiatus, players of our other games trying MQ for the first time, and brand-new players who have come to AE games via MechQuest all joining our long-time loyal G.E.A.R.S. students in bringing down the Chairman and his forces. You fought valiantly and tirelessly - thank you for your support of the MechQuest team!
Incoming transmission from Plasma Charge!
A message to all Mecha Pilots!
Victory! Congratulations! On Thursday, 18 October 3012 at 7:04 EST you amazing pilots managed to crush EBILCorp! It was really inspiring to watch you all battle to save the game and I salute the forumites that joined the discussion on the forums. You can join the fleet here.
It was a pleasure to fight beside all of you! When the war meter reached 100%, the reward shops were set to unlock (and are now unlocked) - and to thank you, Odessa is offering SDF mechas to all you warriors!
Here’s a lowdown of the mecha specials:
FA - melee one hit- Starts with 110 (120,130%) damage- tries to stun- normal (1.5 time, double) HP DoT for 3 turns
BA - 2 hits - gunshot- Starts with 110 (120,130%) damageHit 1: normal (1.5 time, double) EP DoT for 3 turnsHit 2: BtH NoT -7 (9, 10) per turn for 3 turns
Shoulders - 1 Hit CD= 1- Starts with 110 (120,130%) damage- each shoulder nerfs enemy damage by 3(4,5%) per turn on hit, caps at -35% damage- chance for a crit
BD - 1 hit- Starts with 110 (120,130%) damage- decreases enemy immo res by 60 (70,80) for 5 turns- BtH BoT 4 (5,6) per turn for 5 turns
HD - 5 hits- Hit 1: 20% damage, chance for a crit- Hit 2: 30% damage, chance for a crit, general damage boost of +4 (5,7) per turn for 5 turns- Hit 3: 40% damage, chance for a crit- Hit 4: 50% damage, chance for a crit, decreases enemy def by - 5 (5,7) per turn for 5 turns, stays til end of fight, adds up, caps at 75- Hit 5: 75% damage, chance for a crit NG-only special:
When Mecha is equipped with all standard weapons, each weapon activation gives additional +5 BtH, adds up, caps at 75. Hit 3 of the Head heals EP with damage done, hit 5 HP with damage done.
Thanks to Blues for the specials!
This week we have a new starblade for all players available in the war camp, and Star Captains can pick up three new action figures for their starships, and of course you guys still have time to get Valor Badges to merge the war mods! Good luck with the VBs, watch out for Gremlins, and I hope you all have an excellent weekend!Also stay tuned because Mogloween will be coming soon.*Transmission closed*
If you haven't linked your Star Captain's Character ID for Trick or Treat visits at Mogloween please do so on the forums here!
I'm in the Secret Underground Lab today (yes for a visit!) working with the intern Aerylen, (who has been working with Epic Duel and Dragonfable), looking at MQ's interface design with me - and tomorrow he will be playing MechQuest (and other games) streaming LIVE for charity!
Support Aerylen's team, the Warriors of Light, here - play games, heal kids via Extra Life http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=9618 (click the link to learn all about this charity event)!
Ok thanks again for supporting MechQuest and congrats on defeating Chairman P! Have a great weekend! I must run for now!
Monday, October 15, 2012
psst! Calling all Star Captains!
I just got word from Braddock Steele that he's got a quick one-fight mission for you! Hurry now to the War Camp at the White Castle! This is a great opportunity to push the war meter over the 50% mark and show EbilCorp that we're not going to let any corporate types push us around. I've got to run before I get caught transmitting this...
You heroes are doing fantastic - keep it up!
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Ebilcorp Sabatoaged the 10th Year anniversary!
WHAT!? All six of Artix Entertainment's games are now under attack! Ebilcorp has sabatoged our 10th anniversary by unleashing millions of corrupted monsters into each of our games. According to the video, unless we can defeat all of them by next friday... they will trigger "gameocide" and destroy our entire game network!
An epic battling spanning all 6 of our games
We are calling ALL players to help us defeat Ebilcorp and save the game network. Remember, this event is not happening in one game, it is spanning across ALL SIX of them. Track the progress of each game’s war at www.Artix.com! Once your world is saved, help your fellow Heroes rescue their games! The war to save Artix Entertainment has begun.
Chairman Platinum, the leader of Ebilcorp says, "Artix Entertainment is now under the complete and indisputable control of EbilCorp. All gifts and presents pertaining to Artix Entertainment's 10th Anniversary have been confiscated and will be destroyed. Please leave all weapons and armors at designated EbilCorp destruction facilities. Under no circumstances are you allowed to confront The Chairman, who is overseeing the situation. Thank you for your cooperation and we hope your next Hostile Takeover is hosted by EbilCorp."
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Hi! I'm so excited about our Artix Entertainment 10th Anniversary ALL-GAMES Special Event! It will begin Friday at 6pm Server Time (EST) - which is tomorrow! I've been busy hanging decorations and designing a couple of cool quests -- yep, MQ has more than one quest for you! I know you really like quests so I've been working extra-hard for you - and of course the reason we are having a special event is because of YOU! Whether you came to Artix Entertainment 10 years ago, 10 days ago, or 10 seconds ago, we are so grateful for your support! Definitely check out MQ tomorrow and please tell your friends!
Before I get back to work I wanted to be sure to let you know that there's a new Zorbak t-shirt at HeroMart
I'd better hurry up & post this quickly - talk to you later! =Mae
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
We've been really busy working on the humongous AE-Anniversary event - I'm busy doing some decorating at the moment but there's an incoming transmission from Practel so I'll just turn it over to him. Happy Wednesday! =Mae
Make sure yo-TRANSMISSION INTERCEPTED
Friday, October 5, 2012
A special event across ALL our games
When did you first start playing AE games? How long have you been playing? How is it possible that we will have been creating weekly releases together for 10 years next week? 10 YEARS!?!?!? We need to do something special. Not just special, we need to do something bigger and crazier than we have ever tried before. We need to do a new "1st!" you are hereby invited as a VIP guest, October 12th @ 6pm EST for a special event that will take place not just here in MechQuest... but in ALL 6 of our major games! (Next Friday!)
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Star Date 2 October 3012:
Practel Answers More Questions!
Thanks, Practel! And now... I actually intended to post this yesterday:
Gibby Waxes Poetic!
Inside your favourite mech,
Is planet Loreon today still at peace?
It’s time you might have guessed,
To visit your game Mechquest,
We’ll find out soon in this week’s release.
Buy a new mech before you start,
With colors that are slate of the art,
here you can take nothing for granite.
Make sure nothing goes wrong,
With your brand new nubertron,
If you want to have a space party, you have to planet.
If you are familiar with the writing style above, then you'll know that it's Gibby doing this week's DN's. If you aren't famliar with this, it's still Gibby doing the notes. As I live in the "land down under" I have to use fliptext to write this so you can read the words the right way around. OK, so I made that up. I'll be sewious now. This week's Mechquest release brings you a Jemini redesigned Nubertron as well as some new starship items. Happy Fifth Birthday Mechquest. High Five!
Monday, October 1, 2012
Star Date 1 October, 3012:
Can it really be 5 years ago today that we first entered the Dropship in our journey to Soluna City on Planet Loreon? Seems impossible that it could have been that long ago! And we've been traveling all over the universe since then, exploring new planets and gaining more allies against the Shadowscythe hordes that are threatening worlds everywhere! Thanks to all of you for your support, contributions, feedback, suggestions, and friendship! It's been wonderful getting to know so many of you on the forums, on facebook, on Twitter, and even in person at Dragon*Con over the years!
Anniversary Mecha: This year, Jemini gave us a redesigned "Wrapped" Nubertron - it does have the Nuberizing special on the head along with tons of new specials for 3012! I heard on Twitter that one player would have liked us to show details of it being wrapped - you'll just have to imagine the bigger-than-mecha-sized Wrapping Station - and them being wrapped, as @JeffTechnoWizAQ said, "by.. uh giant hands? Robot hands?!" If you use Nova Gems, you can get one that levels with you (1-10, 11-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50). Star Captains can merge the Newbatron with Golden Tokens for the SC models, and everyone can use Silver Tokens for the merge to the non-Star Captain credits versions. (I accidentally made the non-Star Captain merge using Golden Tokens at first but I fixed it.)
For Star Captains: Minar made some new Starship Items and I updated a few myself as well with this year's date, & put a new title next to the yearbook - plus I made you a Wrapped Nubertron Action Figure.
Gremlins: We got a report that everyone in the party - including the girls - has had the male hairstyle every time there's been a slumber party - which I somehow never noticed! I figured out to fix that, and I'm just working on some updates to the dialogue to reflect some of the highlights of the 3011 - 3012 season. I'll roll that out in a few minutes but I wanted to come back & finish writing you these notes first while it's still October 1st. Thanks, as always, for letting us know what needs fixing!
Special Thanks to YOU! Most of all, thank you for playing MechQuest! You're the reason we work so hard to bring out updates each week! I - along with the MechQuest team - am looking forward to another great year of making new releases for you!