Sunday, March 23, 2014
Star Date: 23 March, 3014:
We hope you're enjoying your Lucky Weekend! Special Happy Birthday to Gibby! We've brought back the Giblet Skewer in the Birthday Shop to commemorate the happy occasion. Have you gone up the Rainbow Road to check out the new mission? See Braddock Steele in Soluna City. Be sure to gather clovers to rank up to Ultimate Commander so that you can unlock all the reward shops.
Features of the release include:
- New Clover Cutter Poleaxe E-Blades in the Clover and NG Clover reward shops. (They might be a bit hard to spot in the mass of weapons)
- Advanced House Lucky mech merges that scale to 49,
- NG Advanced House Lucky Mech versions that scale to 49,
- level 50 Lucky versions of the Elite House Mechs, and
- an all-new mission, Pot O'Gold which will bring you...
- the special bonus all-new LepreScythe mecha (beat the new quest to unlock this shop!).
- Also, increased chance to encounter Richy the Rich Guy in Soluna City East - all weekend!
The new mission has ... not just one, not two, but three beautiful new backgrounds from Minar, along with some shiny buttons. Ash and blues worked together on the specials for the new mecha model, which Ash coded onto it - and Ash even broke out his mad animation skills to create a walk cycle for it! We're having fun learning new skills. Clarion provided art for the Clover Cutter Poleaxe.
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Incoming Transmission from Ash
This mech cannot equip any items. BUT to make up for that they have been "equipped" with Luck and Accuracy stats. The NG version even gets a bit of Power. Now you can't be "disarmed" by enemies and lose your ability to attack with the NSC/SC models!
NSC and SC versions have a Body attack. This button chooses randomly between the two attacks.NG versions are able to pick which attack they want.
Attack 1 (Claw Slash)1 Hit
Inflicts 1x HP DoT that lasts for the entire battle. Dot increases per use and caps at x3.
Inflicts 1x EP DoT that lasts for the entire battle. Dot increases per use and caps at x3.
Nerfs enemy Defense by -20. Increases by -20 per attack and caps at -70. (-80/-90 for SC/NG)
Nerfs enemy bonus by -40 for the entire battle.
Attack 2 (Lazer beam!)1 Hit
Buffs Boost by 25. Lasts for the entire battle. Increases by 25 per attack and caps at 50 (60/70 for SC/NG).
Nerfs enemy Boost by 25. Lasts for the entire battle. Increases by 25 per attack and caps at -40. (-45/-50 for SC/NG)
Buffs Bonus by 10. Lasts for the entire battle. Increases by 10 per attack and caps at 40 (50/60 for SC/NG).
Inflicts 1x HP DoT that lasts for the entire battle. Dot increases per use and caps at x2.
Chance for a 1 turn stun.
I don't want to spoil anything but I want you to know that Lyris is working on some amazing stuff that we'll be revealing in due time. We have one word to reveal at this time: BLASTERS! We've got a TON of new stuff in various stages of readiness for you - this is going to be an exciting season for MechQuest! Thank you so much, as always, for your continued support.
One more note: On Gremlins - Bug Reporting: The links on the MechQuest pages will change so you can get to the new bug zapper with one easy click. The old Gremlins forums have been retired, and the new one-size-fits-all Bug Tracker site is live. http://www.artix.com/bugs
Gianna Glow is the 'chief tracker' for MQ, and she's got a few tips on how to tailor your reports for MechQuest:
A general form pops up, with fields to fill in.
Username: put character ID and character name here
Server: put location of bug here in a "planet"-"city" format
"That alone would be a HUGE help," she says.
Before submitting your report, it would be wonderful if you would: restart browser, clear cache and history, and try to duplicate the bug you're reporting. If you can describe the steps to take to make the bug happen, it will help us figure out how to fix it!
Have a great rest-of-the-weekend!
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Star Date: 18 March 3014
Lucky Days AND Battle Gems
NOW: See Braddock Steele in Soluna City to travel to the Rainbow Road & fight Lucky Warriors and Leprescythes while collecting Clovers to open the reward shops. Apologies for the issue causing a black screen while you were collecting Clovers - that issue is now FIXED.
WEDNESDAY: A brand-new mission launches! As for new equipment? We've got Lucky Mechas on their way to you, including Elite House Mecha models for the high-level players! The Advanced versions will scale to higher levels, too. There's also a surprise model on its way, thanks to Ash!
Happy Birthday to Gibby! The Giblet Skewer is coming back to the Birthday Shop in Soluna City to commemorate the happy occasion.
And now a very important announcement from Artix!
It just went live! Be the first to play our 1st major mobile game, AdventureQuest: Battle Gems! It is available right now for free on Apple’s App Store
The team and I are really proud to be releasing Battle Gems for you. As our first major mobile game, it took over 6 months to draw, animate, code and write the 450+ joke & pun filled levels for you. We think you will agree that it is our most crazy, addictive and fun game yet! Get Battle Gems and please help us spread the word. (P.S. We are working on the Android version as you read this.)
Battle Gems Features
- Over-the-top fantasy Puzzle/RPG
- 150+ monsters including BrutalCorn, Octobear and more!
- 450+ quests to Mount Death Dread Doom Skull
- 250+ items
- Every item you collect increases your total power!
- Fully customizable character
- Crazy monsters, epic battles, and… horrible puns (but get it anyway)
Limited Time Offer: Become a Founder!
Now is your only chance to become a Battle Gems Founder! Support the game during this launch **note: this includes Android - the Android launch is coming soon** and UNLOCK EVERYTHING with a one-time payment that is cheaper than a Pizza. …and our game comes with “extra-cheese” at no extra charge. Purchase the Founder Package during this limited time offer for $9.99, you shall receive:
- UNLIMITED turns! (Yeah. Unlimited. In your face Crushy Candy game!)
- Exclusive Dragon Knight Armor, Weapon, Wings & Helm
- Permanent Gold boost
- The Skeleton Key
- AdventureQuest Worlds MMO exclusive - Dragon Knight CLASS, Armor, 2 Helms, 3 Capes, & 2 Weapons
Battle Gems is already getting GREAT REVIEWS!
Thank you so much to everyone giving the game five stars to us on the app store. Battle Gems has been getting amazing feedback and reviews -- check out this KILLER game review from the game review site, Game Skinny! The humor is spot-on perfect "AE" and Battle Gems has the highest quality and most consistant art. I am really proud of the team, the testers, and our online community for all of the long and hard work that went into creating this amazing game. Thank you guys!!! We are working hard on the Android and other ports. Even if you cannot play yet, please help us spread the word! Each day this week we will be releasing a new Battle Gems video... and this weekend, "The Gems" will be heading to the MegaCon convention in Orlando, Florida to run around and cause trouble. BATTLE GEM ON!
Do not forget to LIKE the BattleGems Facebook page!
Thanks, Artix! I'm eager for the Android release, myself!
Stay tuned for more MechQuest news, and thanks for playing!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Here's Ash with some news about weapon specials:
RH Head Up-Update!
Now if the attack hits it stops enemy EP regen for 2/3/4 (NSC/SC/NG) turns!
Canon de perle de fete Series
Deals 150% normal damage.
Rolls for the chance to do one of 3 specials. Buffs player boost by an additional 30 for 3 turns. or Nerfs enemy Immo Resists by 50 and attempts to stun. or Nerfs enemy bonus by 45 for 3 turns.
The Brickity arms have moved to the Traveler shop to make room for the Canon de perle de fete series arms in Soluna City Main. Also click on the glowing mask on the front of Tek's Mechs to pick up a commemorative Mardi Gras staff.
Visit Hal in the Hair Shop in Soluna City East for a Mardi Gras Mask Hairstyle, too! Laissez les bons temps rouler!Let the good times roll!
Monday, March 3, 2014
Star Date 3 March, 3014:
Happy Birthday, Dage! In honor of Dage's birthday, I converted his Blademaster Katana (which he created for AQWorlds) to an MQ-styled energy blade. I also added a magic animation that unlocks if you wear the Ninja costume (found on Planet Yokai). Get yours in the Birthday Shop button on Soluna City's Main Street!
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Ash, who has been learning to code and is now helping me with database work, has been working on updating some of our older weapons with higher level versions and a few new specials! This week we had updates to the House shops at G.E.A.R.S, and here's Ash to tell you about them:
House Shop Updates
- Wolfblade- New levels of the WM series arm weapons.- New levels of the WR series shoulder weapons.- New levels and specials on the Spit Fire series! If the attack hits it nerfs the stun resistance of your enemy by 15/30/45 (NSC/SC/NG) and attempts to stun it for 1 turn.- New NSC/SC/NG permanent mods! NSC up to level 48 and SC and NG versions that reach level 50!
- Runehawk- New levels of the RC series arm weapons.- New levels of the RS series shoulder weapons.- New levels and specials on the Psychic Blast series! If the attack hits it buffs your Bonus by 15/25/35 (NSC/SC/NG)for 2 turns.- New NSC/SC/NG permanent mods! NSC up to level 48 and SC and NG versions that reach level 50!
- Mystraven- New levels of the RG series arm weapons.- New levels of the RB series shoulder weapnos.- New levels and specials on the Flak Bomb series! If the attack hits it causes a HP DoT based on the item level and item type for 3 turns. It deals 1.5/2/2.5 (NSC/SC/NG) times damage. - New NSC/SC/NG permanent mods! NSC up to level 48 and SC and NG versions that reach level 50!
Tek's basic weapon shop updates
Chain pole series updated! New levels and special. If the last hit connects it causes an HP DoT based on the item level for 3 turns. DoT deals normal (1.5x) damage.
Next week, more items from all of Tek's Shops! Same MQ time, same MQ channel!
And now here's blues with the "revived" Cubot specials. You can find them via Braddock Steele in the Heroes' Hearts Replay of 3009
DoT´s stay til end of fight
CD to 1- starts with 150% damage- adds +25% damage per use (Shoulders only), caps at 250%- works also alternating with other shoulder- EP DoT, adds +25% damage per use, works also alternating with other shoulder
CD to 1:- starts with 100% damage- adds +25% damage per use (shoulders only), caps at 250%- works also alternating with other shoulder- HP DoT, adds +25% damage per use, works also alternating with other shoulder- decreases enemy immo res - tries to stun
both shoulders increase their own damage and also alternating the damage of the other shoulder when both are equipped, same with the DoT damages.So best is to buy both :)
We've got a lot more on the way for you in the weeks ahead. Not just shop updates but also - finally - new missions! Ran into a few technical difficulties that had been causing some delays & Gremlins, but we should be on track again now.
Speaking of Gremlins... A new bug reporting system is being perfected, and we'd like you to check it out. (They're now called "bugs," but they'll always be "Gremlins" to me!)
From the menu, choose Mechquest - and remember when you submit a report, details are everything!
Thank you all so much for playing MechQuest! Please tell your friends!