Friday, March 8, 2013
Star Date: 8 March, 3013
Skip button/ "Free Pass" feature: Many of you have told us that you've had trouble with minigames that prevent you from progressing along the storyline quests - so we've started adding in a "Free Pass" and/or "Skip Button" feature to missions that include minigames. We're gathering a list of those missions on the forums here - if you have one that's tripping you up, please let us know via that link. If you can't post on the forums, please email me (Maegwyn@battleon.com).
Odessa's War Camp: The War Camp setup has been revealing some Gremlins and/or design issues that prevent some people from completing all the storyline missions that are required to unlock Odessa's Missions menu. I know you're really eager to war against those masses of Shadowscythe so we're tweaking those problematic areas/issues while setting up the major epic event.
War. Is. Inevitable.
|Certain to happen; unavoidable: "war was inevitable".|
|A situation that is unavoidable.|
|unavoidable - inescapable - ineluctable - necessary|
*Google define inevitable: results
Vivi Levels Up! That's right, tomorrow is Vivi's birthday! It snuck up on me like a ninja so I don't have a birthday hat or anything set up (of course I #BlamePractel2013...) - we should all wish him a happy birthday on twitter - #ViviLevelsUp @AE_Vivi
Enjoy your weekends, everyone!
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
So this week's release is(was) (it has already rolled Live) tonight - Wednesday! We heard you like a lot of experience and credits when you play, so there is a new permanent quest for you to have the chance to gain a LOT of both!
Susie is standing to the left of Tek's Mechs in Soluna City. It used to be that all she wanted to do was to duel you - but now she has a mission! If you talk with her, she'll tell you about her Senior Project. If you will go on patrol looking for the ultra-rare Berserker Shadowscythe Hound that sometimes attacks in an area of Loreon known as Sector Sixty-Seven - and if you find the rare Amanita Warp Disc* that powers this unstable monster, Susie will give you a massive reward - an astounding amount of experience and credits! There is a Skip button so you don't have to click through a ton of dialogue - the common Shadowscythe enemies give normal rewards, and the quest brings you back to a point where you can replay it over and over in quick succession, hoping to encounter that Berserker.
Why a Wednesday release and nothing on Friday?? Because we** are going to DragonCon in Atlanta, Georgia (USA)! Come hang out with Korin, me (Maegwyn), and more members of the AE team including Artix himself, in the Artix Entertainment Suite at the top of the Marriott (Room 4724) on Thursday night from 8 - 10 PM for a super-casual all-ages pizza party! Then come to the AE Panel on Friday at 2:30 pm at the Sheraton, Savannah room. (If you have a costume, this is a good time to wear it.) MechQuest is creating a special mod for your mecha as a souvenir if you are able to attend!***
And ... wait for it .... there's MORE! We also have a Fan Table in the Hyatt this year! Stop by each day for a visit with different members of the AE team, and to get a special ribbon to hang on your DragonCon Badge, specially made by Jemini - a different dragon for each day! (Come early - supplies are limited.) Bring your artwork for the drop-box, too! Char, Korin, and I will be "manning" the table on Sunday, September 4th from 10 am to 12 noon!
We're really excited and hope to see as many of you as possible! Can't make it this year? It's an annual event, so start planning for the future! See ya!
*Can you guess why the component has that name?
** "We" includes more than just MechQuest's Korin and Maegwyn - some but not all past and present members of the MQ team such as Char, Jemini, Thyton, Lyris, and even J6 - and lots of AE staff members representing all of our games!
***If all goes as planned, the MechQuest team just might have a special few-of-a-kind unique hand-painted t-shirts to give away - I made a prototype and got a couple more done in between working on releases and fixing bugs, but I'm not entirely satisfied with the fabric paint performance so we'll see what happens. If nothing else, I can give someone the shirt off my back****...
**** I will of course be wearing layers if it comes to that :]