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Randor the Red

July 01, 2015

Freedom Day!

Freedom Day!

Hiya SMASHers!

It's been a while since my last transmission to the people of the pretty blue planet!

I been away on my homeworld, Rouge, a planet with five moons recovering from my last battle! Now I am back to face my foes once again. Wow, my mailbox was full of birthday letters! Here on this planet, you celebrate the same day as my Birthday as Cinco de Mayo (and Happy Birthday to all, too).  I missed the party, but did pick up some items from these folks who bend forks with something they call the Force!

But before I unpack and put these items into the Cinco de Mayo shop, I am adding some new guitars to the Freedom Day shop! These guitars are painted in colors of the first 3 nations to sign the free travel pact. So show your pride for the day when the whole planet become one nation allowing the freedom to travel and visit (and battle) anyone in the world. This also made it so heroes and villains wouldn't be slowed down by toll booths!

But let's also hope one day it will become a day where everyone has the freedom to be whoever they want to be and to share their lives with whoever they wish . . . Happy Freedom Day!


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Randor the Red

March 17, 2015

Winter Woes

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Hiya all SMASHers!

Sorry for silence last past months, there has been a lot going on!

I have been mostly been away dealing with the hardest Winter the Secret Outpost has ever experienced (and some personal family issues). Many times I wanted to move the Secret Outpost to one of the icebergs in the bay and float down south to the AE HQ where icebergs are so small they call 'em ice cubes!

Don't worry, though. While the maps did not get updated as planned, the down time was used to increase game security and make improvements to the game servers.

Lucky Day got released this week, but the snow storms made it impossible to work on new items. If we get lucky next week, some new rares will be added along with some final tweaks to the new NPC on Overlook – Pat O'Gold (yes, I love puns).

Now that Spring is around the corner, expect things to pick back up. Also, I will soon be looking for new volunteer developers (I'll post more details when the time comes).

As always, stay safe and keep warm!


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Martial Artix

December 18, 2014

Thank You!!!

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THANK YOU!!!! 10,000 Installs on Android #34 Top New Free Game. (Now we just need to beat "Cooking Breakfast", LOL!) Go Dragon Masters go!


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Randor the Red

December 17, 2014

Gold Ticket Shops!

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This week Super Hero MMO HeroSmash has added Gold Ticket Shops to the game. One shop uses Gold Tickets that are rare drops from the monsters in the game. The other shop contains items that can be bought with SmashCoins or Fame (Members Only). We wanted a way for free players and members a chance to get some cool gear. But that not all! The Gold Ticket Shop contains items from not only HeroSmash, but from many of Artix Entertainment's most popular games!

Coming up next, Smashmas!


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Yergen

December 17, 2014

AdventureQuest Dragons now available on both Apple and Android!

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We are LIVE! Please get the app (Apple | Android ) and rate us 5-stars to help spread the word. Meanwhile, the team and I are hard at work on the bugs that you and fellow players are reporting at www.Artix.com/bugs . Hit the read more button for more juicy dragony details.

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Randor the Red

November 30, 2014

Developer Update ~ November

Developer Monthly Re-Cap!

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SmashGiving! (Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday)

Some new items have been added including different variations of the Seasonal Rare Sword of Shadows (this year only) and a new Cranberry Sauce Slice Shield (say that three times fast) to the SmashGiving Shop. Hope you all had a great time with your families and friends and enjoyed your adventures at the mall!

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HeroMart Specials!

Speaking of deals, HeroMart is now selling the 2015 Calendars! Be prepared for the new year and get your copy now. While you're at it, check out the pre-orders for the Paladin and Legion T-Shirts (they'll make great gifts for the holidays).

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Park Chaos!

This past month, the park has been getting many new changes in the way maps are set up. I want to remove invisible wormholes that are causing flying headaches. We also changed some of the arrows to buttons in order to make flying easier. There are still a few more invisble pads to remove and then all the maps can be finally revised with a brand new template. Thanks for all your feedback. Once this phaze is complete, expect new zones and quests to follow!

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Upcoming Events!

Titanical Promo Gear

Titanical Gear will soon be replacing the current promo set, so keep an eye out for updates on this.

Character Page Badges

Yes the character pages will soon be getting some lovin' very soon.

Smashmas

Last year, we added a few more monsters to the SmashMas quest map. This caused an issue where some monsters were very large. This year, the maps will be updated and a few more gift boxes added to help make sure quests can be completed without issues. Happy Holidays!

Feedback!

Let us know on the AE Forums what you think of the changes and ideas. I'm also doing my best to include your ideas all the time


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Martial Artix

October 10, 2014

Happy Birthday, Community!

We could not do all of the things we do without YOU

It is our 12th Anniversary-- and we hope you enjoy this year’s cross-game event, “Phantom of the Pixel!” The idea of cursed items crafted from dead pixels is…. spine-tinglingly awesome! The event spans AQWorlds, EpicDuel, DragonFable, MechQuest, HeroSmash, Oversoul and the original AdventureQuest. With the coming of the new mobile games, it might be too hard to have another full cross-over games event like this… so do this one while you still can!

I would sincerely like to thank you, and everyone who has been a part of this incredible journey. Thank you to you and all of the amazing gamers who login and battle in our video games. Thank you to all of you who give us encouragement and much love on the forums, twitter, facebook and all of the other ways you talk with us. Thank you for not just playing the games but contributing your creativity and clever ideas. Thank you to everyone who believes in us and supports us by upgrading or buying things in the video games—because of you we can afford to keep the lights on and the server hampsters running at full speed. It has officially been 12 YEARS of weekly, non-stop updates! THANK YOU!  

Our video game’s “weekly new releases” — where we add new quests, maps, monsters, weapons & content to the game — is something that is really special about our community. AdventureQuest classic was one of (if not the) first to do it. We have been compared to long running shows like The Simpsons, Southpark, and Saturday Night Live with our game’s history of weekly releases. But there is one big difference… TV shows run in seasons and the cast and crew… take breaks. We do not. We never have. As a whole, the AE team has delivered a new video game update/release every single week for 12 years. Our games never take holidays off — the team and I actually work harder and have larger releases during them!  

Because of that, I would very much like to recognize and thank the AE team — all of the artists, animators, writers, coders, the moderators, the forum staff, and all of the volunteers for their hard work. I am extremely proud of these passionate super heroes. Thank you all, too — players, team, and all the people who love us and put up with our crazy video game habits — for making Frogzards, Moglins and DoomKnights a part of our everyday life!

Battle on!

Artix

P.S. Ooooh… NEXT year will be our 13th Anniversary… we should up the bar and change the format. Better start brainstorming now. Open to ideas!



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Randor the Red

October 10, 2014

Mutli-Game Event!

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We have a special event across all AE games! The Curse of the Phantom PIXEL! Hunt down cursed items to unlock the OmniKnight Blade (comes with an in-game shop, badge, and it is click-able with CC energy blade). HeroSmash has placed an Epic Shield on the monsters in the HOTtest zone. Enjoy the hunt!


Also we want to wish all Canadians a happy Thanksgiving weekend!

Next week, we'll be adding some last-minute items to the Talk Like a Pirate Day Shop, which will be gone the following week, so keep an eye out (unless you have a eye patch on).


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Randor the Red

August 01, 2014

Current News

Hiya SMASHers!

Sorry, things have been slow the past few weeks, but I have been helping other departments with web graphics. As many of you know, editing cool AE artwork into desktop wallpapers is one of my duties (beside being Project Lead fro HS). These editing skills have been greatly needed by the AQWorlds and HeroMart teams, as the original graphic editors are hard at work getting the next AE Artbook finished. Once the Artbook is finished, I will be able to focus back on HS. Until then, I will be doing my best to drop new items into the game whenever possible and soon we'll have new HS homepage artwork.

Benefits of helping other teams include getting to work with talented people, who work directly on AE games, and those that promote through HeroMart and AE webpages. Together, Nythera and I been able to update some artwork for the help pages. The best part is I was able to work with the webpage team to create artwork and setup a HeroSmash staff page! (http://www.artix.com/pages/hsstaff). This will help let players know the current 'active' team.

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Whenever possible, I been reviewing the history of char designs and pooling all the ideas into a new design (see image). I'm not one that believes heroes are only muscle bound, as true bravery is in the heart, not limbs. Striking a balance like this is important, but this in no way means we changing past designs or stopping to use of current ones. These new 'variants' only add more of a super power comic-ky feel to the game. Feedback is welcome, as we are all working to make this game!


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Randor the Red

July 09, 2014

Changes to Membership and Battle Gems!

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The HS/AQW 'VIP' system has ended. To clarify, the cross promotion between HeroSmash and AQWorlds has ended. Buying an AQW membership no longer gives you anything in HeroSmash.


SmashCoins are still available, so anything that is not for free players, can be bought with SC (SMashCoins). In the future, membership 'may' return as a HeroSmash only membership system (this depends on the player count and interest in the game).

So goods news for our loyal supporters! If you are currently a member (or had a membership), you get 50 more YEARS of membership for free.

On July 7th, all members received a one-time gift of 5,000 SmashCoins for each month of membership they had left (if they had 2 months of membership left, you got 10,000 SC).

Only the membership system has chaged, nothing else. This will not change items at all. Membership buttons will be removed from maps to avoid confusion and will be updating the pop-up menu for 'Redeem' button in HALdroid. New Promo gear coming soon!

PvP has come to Battle Gems! Read about buying gold and PvP HERE!

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