August 25, 2017
PTR Update: Combat + Power Level Testing
Player/Monster Power Level Improvements in Testing
Thank you to everyone who logged in earlier this week to give feedback on PTR combat. Your comments were invaluable! The positive feedback was awesome to see, and the constructive suggestions were really well-thought out. After talking with Artix and working with the dev and tester team this week, we've got several new changes up for testing on the dev PTR server.
Look for this on the live PTR later next week, when you'll be able to try out the changes yourself!
Yorumi and Arklen are adjusting:
We have two main goals for this:
- your character's power level / damage
- Monster HP
- Monster power level
Testers are crunching numbers and taking names to help Arklen and Yorumi refine the new power level scaling. You'll see larger damage numbers and higher crits, and monsters will scale up, too. These larger number ranges will also give us more flexibility as we go back to update and improve older classes.
- You should feel stronger on the PTR than you do now
- Combat should feel even closer to the live servers
Note: there are currently several class bugs on the live PTR which affect your damage output. These will be fixed after the new server goes live. If you are play-testing on the live PTR and see lower damage numbers, please try switching to a different class and note the differences.
August 25, 2017
This Weekend: Battle Killek DeadChewer
The Dragon of Lust's story continues this Friday!
Last week, we release Lascivia's zone, the latest update in our 7 Deadly Dragons Saga. With an enchanting-but-evil dragon (from the human point of view, at least), beautiful royal captives to save, and a plot twist that'll have your neck cracking, the Dragon of Lust became a fan favorite for the storyline. If you aren't caught up on the story, head in-game and /join lust to begin the adventure! If you are.... prepare to meet Killek Deadchewer this Friday.
The Story of Killek Deadchewer
Not much is known about Killek's life before devoting his blood, breath, and blades to the Dragon of Lust. What IS known is that he was one of the most ferocious warriors in the Bonebreaker Bandit Brigade -- before being exiled for having a midnight snack... on his comrades.
Of all the creatures on Lore, only Lascivia, Dragon of Lust, understood his hunger and rage, and what he needed to feed them. He became the most devoted of her admirers... until he grew TOO dangerous to the rest of the hoard.
With great sorrow, she ordered him locked away, to protect the rest of her princes and princesses. But after the events in last week's release, Killek is even angrier. Hungier. DEADLIER.
With his mistress gone, he MUST be...restrained. Good luck, heroes.
Killek Deadchewer: the First Battle
AdventureQuest Worlds is a timey-wimey game and, much like the nature of time itself, it's not always linear. This week, in addition to battling Killek in the present, if you have the BoneBreaker Adventure Pack, you can head back in time to 2014 and encounter him Braddock Bonebreaker's fortress.
If you have access to the BoneBreaker adventure pack, I recommend going there and completing Shara KinRunner's 5 new quests to (re)introduce yourself to Killek, then head to the new 7 Deadly Dragons update.
Learn the backstory of how Killek came to leave Braddock Bonebreaker's fortress; why he needed to venture out into the world, where he met Lascivia, the Dragon of Lust. Then battle him to unlock his armor!
BoneBreaker Adventure Pack Update
Back in 2014, we released the BoneBreaker Fortress: an exclusive zone, quests, boss battles, and gear. All you need to gain entrance is the Adventure Pack OR an active membership.
The Adventure Pack comes with:
This Friday, the zone will get:
- 3 armors: BoneBreaker, Minion, Outcast
- BoneBreaker Fortress map
- Character page badge
- Access to the /bonebreakfortress
- Boss Drops and a merge shop
- A farming quest that will reward 1 of 15 potions or game boosts plus merge shop resources
- 3 months of membership*
- And 2000 AdventureCoins!
* Plus all the usual member perks
- New armor: Bonebreaker DeadChewer **
- New cape: Dark Spikes of Bonebreaking
- New axe: Axe of Boneshearing
** The art (used to create the Killek monster) is a variant of the Bonebreaker set originally released with the update, and is only available from the /bonebreak map.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why an expansion package instead of a normal upgrade set?
We had a ton of players excited for Dage's new Bonebreaker Berserker set, and so were we! But rather than just attach the armor set to a 3 month membership package, we wanted to do more with the character and give you more value for the money you'd be spending.
Can I access this if I have an active membership but don't buy the package?
YES! To access the /bonebreak map, you'll need to buy the package OR have an active membership. The achievement badge is exclusive to those who buy the package. (If you buy the package, you can access the map at any time, even if you do not have an active membership.)
Will this be part of the main story?
The quest chain and boss battles are all optional side content and will not feature in the main story, but you'll get to battle a massive boss (seriously, this guy's beefy!) and reap the rewards of your victory! If you defeat him, you'll unlock a quest to plunder his hoard to unlock additional prizes!
How long will the package be available?
The Bonebreaker expansion package, unlike our other upgrade sets, is not planned as a limited time offer.
How to Unlock the BoneBreaker Package?
- Buy the BoneBreaker package in-game, on our website, or through the Portal site
- Get the “Bonebreaker Fortress Map” item in BoL Badge Shop
- /join Bonebreak (if you do not have the item in your inventory, you cannot join map)
- Talk to Shara Kinrunner in /bonebreak to begin the adventure!
August 24, 2017
New: Dungeon Destroyer Set
Available for a limited time!
Descend into the depths this weekend to find the color customizable Dungeon Destroyer set in your Featured Gear Shop, available for AdventureCoins until September 1st, 2017!
You'll be able to get the following gear:
The red and blue parts of the armor shown above can be changed to any color! There is a non-color customizable variant available in this week's new 7 Deadly Dragon's release, as well.
- Dungeon Destroyer armor
- Dungeon Destroyer hood
- Elven Shag hair
- Chainbreaker Axe
- Backbreaker Blade
- Enchanted Dungeon Spirit
Void Spartan Farming Set
Earlier in the summer, we made plans with one of our legendary (though not very active) guest artists -- Zee the Legend -- to release a set we knew all you Void-loving heroes would love as much as Lascivia's attendants loved her.
It was a set to DIE for... but unfortunately, real life got in the way. That's ok, though, because NOW we've got the gear, and instead of adding it into the new Dragon of Lust zone, /tercessuinotlim has received a new update. This weekend, head there to begin the quest to unlock the 0 AC Void Spartan set! (And if you see him in-game, shoot Zee a hearty "happy birthday"!)
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