Loremaster/AQ Story Writer
Many of you may have thought that in the rush for WarpForce (which is just around the corner w00t!) we had forgotten AdventureQuest. This is not the case at all. Indeed, I personally had a hand in animating some of the recent teasers and work on AdventureQuest is going ahead full steam. I recently got to play through a new Paladin versus Undead war preliminarily scheduled to come out right around my birthday that also marks the epilogue of the GraceFang - NightReign cycle (though hall of memories updates will continue). Naturally I cannot give you all the details but lets just say that it deals with major moral questions, and the very future of some significant NPCs. Amilara Celegra, the son of Diviara from the Devourer saga, guest stars in a major role. The very future of the game hangs in the balance, and with the hall of memories firmly in place, you will for the first time ever get to see what might have happened if the war had gone the opposite way!
You know from previous design notes that Assassin class is indeed in the near future. We had hoped to have it out within this month, in fact. However logistically that self imposed deadline is unrealistic, but stay tuned because it is very much being worked on and it will be worth every second of your wait. I have seen the work on it though and it is schweet! Like some of our other new classes, i.e. martial artist, assassin is not a simple linear class with only one view. Two assassin trainers will take you on a battle through the dark underbelly of hired hit men that makes Krovesport proper look like Club Med and quite unlike some other games and stories, these assassins are not romanticized heroes with a secret mission, or heroic protagonists seeking to avenge some ancient wrong. No they are gritty mercenaries, paid to kill and exceptionally good at it! We want to be sure to get assassin right, right out the door, so we are developing, revising, and revamping extra vigorously. Of course the best laid plans of mice and men are still doomed to being crushed beneath the weight of Murphy's evil law so things will probably get past our notice anyway, but it wont be for lack of diligence on our part!
And in coming months, the battle against the Demipower of War comes to a conclusion but it is just the beginning of the troubles Lore begins to face as several other Demipowers become a massive problem as time moves forward, and when the force that is acting behind them all is finally revealed... It may alter AQ forever!
And very shortly, the WarpForce Crossover Launch arrives, and with it the beginning of a an all new adventure allowing you to play in AQ and WF!
All this and coming soon parodies of Terminator, Dragonball, and a major epic story arc parodying Star Trek's mirror universe:
An alternate version of Ryuusei Cartwright leaves his own alternate Terra, and begins searching alternate versions of Lore, trying to find our own. He is on a mission to discover if the rumors of his Dark Analog's (our own Ryuusei's) return are true. When he arrives on one alternate Lore in particular, he finds all is not well, as the Dark Necromancer Artix Von Krieger has raised a vast army of undead. Even as he faces this problem, we have our own troubles in our universe. The Network sloppily and partially uncreates the resistant planet Coren, breaking the planet up into meteors of twisted bizarre uncreated matter that begin spiraling through space and time on a collision course with Lore in not just one timeline but several of them.
These events spawn a major WarpForce crossover war and a continued ongoing battle on AQ.
Can von Krieger be stopped from using these "Bizarre Flecks" of uncreation to not only enslave undead but the minds of the living as well? Lores' future hangs in the balance, both of them! And as if that's not enough, imagine what happens when Ryuusei comes face to face with himself!
If you think this synopsis gives away too much you are in for a big surprise because it does not even scratch the surface of what's coming.
< Message edited by Evo. -- 12/14/2009 14:35:12 >