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August 26, 2015

Calling all Heroes... (and Villains)

 *Mechanical Announcement Voice* Good Evening! We interrupt your regularly scheduled broadcast for an announcement by our beloved Mayor, Yergen Von Smergenbergen!


...You heard me! I want a 78.479% tax on bacon! Why? Because I don't want anyone else buying besides me! Do not underestimate my love for bacon! What?! Don't call me a poopy pants just because bacon is going to be more expensive! Yeah? Well you're a... Wait, we're live? Umm...

Hello! I’m Mayor Yergen Von Smergenbergen. Today, I’m sending out a call for all the Superhumans out there. Our great city of Super City, along with many other cities and towns around the globe, are in great danger! And only the greatest Heroes, and even Villains, can save us! We need you to explore the world, completing quests from various citizens, fellow Heroes and Villains, and the occasional talking animal!  

Join us in a world where you create your own identity for yourself! Become famous (or infamous)! Assemble and hone your own arsenal of superpowers to save citizens or destroy your enemies! Battle friends and foes in our Smashdome! Go shopping on Main Street… (Okay, normal people can do that too, but Superhumans need clothes and shoes too, right?) Only at Herosmash, the free MMORPG you can play in your browser! 100% Download Free, No Trans Fat! So join us today!


Create your Hero or Villian or Read more on the Design Notes

Tags: Yergen HeroSmash


December 17, 2014

AdventureQuest Dragons now available on both Apple and Android!

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 . Hit the read more button for more juicy dragony details.

Tags: Yergen AQ Dragons Android Apple


February 23, 2012

Package Supremo gets a MEGA UPDATE

The Package Supremo set was a huge success and you all look great in your SkyFrost set. But the time has come to update the package with a new set. And this set defines the word HEAVY METAL. Dage the Evil, of AQW fame, created another amazing set. This set included multiple stages of transformation to fully customize your character to the extreme. So if you have not yet purchaced the SkyFrost set, get it before it's gone for good.

Once you purchase the 6000 SC pack, the items will get immediately get put in your bank (you might want to refresh first), and get delivered to all your characters. You only get ONE set of the items. If you purchase the package again you will receive a special bundle of 15 PvP Tokens. Remember – you will only get ONE set per character. If you delete or sell the items, you will not get them again, unless you purchase the package again.

Tags: Yergen Rares Dage the Evil Spool


February 03, 2012

Let the Battle Polls Commence

Ok power people, now is the time to make your voice hear. Make it heard by beating up others that is. HA! The battle Polls have officially started! What is the Battle Polls? Well quite simply, it's your standard poll. Dogs vs Cat, Flannel vs Silk, Cereal vs Toast, Ponies vs Ponies. That kind of thing.

            But anyone can just click to vote. We here at HeroSmash do things a bit differently. We make you kick butt to vote. That's right, PvP battles will now drop War Tokens that you can use to cast your vote. You decide the outcome, by simply doing what you all do best. CRUSHING YOUR OPPONANTS! Hahahahahahaha!

            Some people may want a little "reward" for their voting. Well we've got that covered. Not only are you fighting for the "side" you want, but there is also an item that goes along with that side. The winning side gets that item made and put in a Battle Poll shop. The losing side will go in the vaults. Possibly never to be seen again... That is unless we use it for another poll :P.

            What's the fist poll? Well this one is a good one. It's an age old question that has made enemies of friends, and brought nations to their knees. The first Battle Poll is.... SCI-FI vs FANTASY. Thyton has sketched up two amazing swords for you to battle for. One being forged with magic and dragon breath, the other is a fine tuned killing machine created from nano particles and devious robots. Which will be the victor? It is entirely up to you.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again... Have at thee!


Step Up and Say Hello – Randor the Red

A certain (not so) secret project has been eating my time lately. I have asked a long time HeroSmash artist to step up and help me out with some things in HeroSmash. Randor the Red will be helping me out. He accepted the challenge and has been hard at work learning to do some of the stuff I do on a daily basis on HeroSmash. One of the main things that he will help me out on is the Design Notes. I enjoy writing them, but unfortunately have had my hands more than full lately. Randor will be helping out, letting you know some of the new items, and ideas that are going on. So expect to see some red DN posts mixed in with the yellow ones.

Randor has been doing really good, and has really stepped up to the new challenges. Let’s hear it for Randor!!!

Tags: Yergen Battle Polls Randor the Red Fantasy Sci Fi Mortice


January 13, 2012

F13 Item Sneak Peek, and more Battle Polls info

Hey power people. I know, I can't just start off with a header like that, and not deliver, so I'll just jump to the good stuff. 

Pretty sick, huh? If things go the way i have labeled them, expect lots of rares! However - I tend to over-rare, and then things get medium well, and then you have a steak sandwich. So we'll see how things go.

There has been a lot of questions as to Battle Polls. Here is some more info on those. With all these wars between good and evil we have it lead me to realize one thing. EVIL WILL ALWAYS WIN. It's not a bad thing. And it certainly doesn't mean that the good guys don't try. They put up a crazy fight. But Super Death and I have noticed that when we oversee all these wars the villains always end up on top. So it got me thinking... How can we still pit player against player in epic wars that are still fun, and always find a way to make it fun, while giving everyone a chance? Zoinks! Thats a big question. Well I came up with one good idea. Battle Polls. Take any two things. Dogs vs Cats, Action vs Comedy, Sprinkles vs Chocolate Chipe, or maybe even the epic choice - Pirates vs Ninja. Which is the best? That's where you come in. You decide who wins by turning in PvP war tokens. The choice is yours when the lines are drawn. Win a winner emerges, an item will appear in the Battle Poll shop that is inspired by what you were fighting for. Now we can always have epic wars, and the outsome will always be unkoown! Man this is going to be fun. Expect the first Battle Poll in the next couple of weeks or so (sporatic release schedule, remember). If you have any ideasfor what the first Battle Poll should be let me know on Twitter with a #BattlePolls tag on it!

~Yergen Von Shmergenbergen

Tags: Yergen F13 Friday the 13th Sneak Peek Battle Polls Parasol


January 04, 2012

A familiar face is one the horizon - A new idea is brewing

Hey Power People,

In the distance I can hear the familiar sound of the calliope, and creepy clown laughter. That's right, Friday the 13th is on the horizon, and that means the return of Zazul's Cirque du Muerte! Time to geat your freak on!

A New Idea???

Two words for you. Battle Polls. I can't say much, cause it's kinda hush hush right now. But hey, when I have I ever done what I was supposed to?

Tags: Yergen Friday the 13th brisk


December 22, 2011

Merry Smashmas to all - And to all a good fight!

Mery Smashmas Everyone! Around this time I like to pop some popcorn, sit around the artificial palm tree, lit with artificial candles, and beat box to Smashmas tunes. It’s while I’m eating popcorn, and beat boxing that I ponder on family, and friends.  I consider all of the players my friends, and this year we went all out to make your Smashmas special.


Hermie and Doodie are back, and Doodie is up to no good again. This time she accidentally created a mass of mutated radioactive snow monsters.

There are so many that this means WAR. Battle and battle the onslaught of snow monsters and turn in the dropped snowballs to fill up a war meter.  When the meter is full – a special shop will open up!

**UPDATE** It’s amazing what the absence of a zero can do. There was a bug with the war meter. It’s fixed now, and everyone is POWERING through this war.


For Smashmas I made new maps for you to PvP in. They are winter wonderlands for you to beat your opponents faces in. These special maps will be around for as long as Smashmas is. Enjoy them!


While re-dated items from last year’s Smashmas have returned, even MORE items have shown up.  Everyone pitched in to make some really amazing items this year.


Merry Smashmas everyone!

Tags: Yergen Smashmas Holiday PvP Decipherment


December 20, 2011

Life imitating art = AWESOME!

My not so secret santa made this for me. it's a REAL LIVE YERGEN HAT!! Words cannot describe how awesome this is! There are not enough exclamation points either!!!!!! This is just WAY TOO AMAZING!!!!Thank you SAMBA!!!!!


Tags: Yergen Samba Smashmas Pantry


December 16, 2011

Got bugs? Call 1800-Llussion!

PvP released last week and you players ate it up. And our engine said WHAAAAAATTTT?  We had made so many big changes since members had played on it, that when EVERONE jumped on it we found a ton of bugs. On Monday Llussion jumped in head first and started squashing bugs, and working on fixing lag.

LAG,  IT TASTES LIKE IT SOUNDS - The first big monster we tackled was the lag. We almost pulled out hair out when we saw the lag. There was sooo much lag! Llussion really scoured over the game and found some key areas to help ease the lag issues PvP created. When he explains what he did I kinda glaze over and imagine something different. It had to do with dinosaurs fighting space rhinos. But I am rambling. Let’s just say he fixed a couple of key things that should really help lessen the lag issues.

CANNED CHAT CAN OUTLAST A NUCLEAR BLAST – It’s the little things that you miss, but when you add them make everyone smile. For those that play in the canned chat server (Jemini) we have added PvP centric canned chat options. They should really help everyone communicate when it comes to PvP. If you can think of any we missed, let us know.

SHINEY - Medals are now arranged properly, and properly leveled. That is all.

YOUR HEAD IS STILL SHOWING – Not any more. In your player avatar you would sometimes see your head peeking behind head morphs. That’s been fixed.

STUN RHYMES WITH PUN – When you are stunned and try to use your super abilities, you will no longer start that cool down timer. It will just say that you are stunned, and can’t use that power yet.

STAT_TASTIC! - Stats now showing in all battles. Before, we were not showing ALL the stats, when they were not important to your score. Now, just for funzies we are showing everything. People like seeing everything.

Whats next on the snowy horizon?

Hermie and Doodie are getting ready for Smashmas next week. Something has gone wrong, and radioactive mutated snowmen are on the loose. This is going to be one messy Smashmas!

Tags: Yergen Llussion Bug Fixes Smashmas Holiday Gargantuan


December 11, 2011

PvP is Live for all players

Hey Power People! It’s time to smash some heads, big time. PvP has officially come to HeroSmash. All players can now head into the Smashdome and battle their friends, and destroy their enemies.

PvP Games Option

We have made 4 distinct PvP game styles that will require you to use different tactics, and strategies.

1v1 – This is the classic duel. It’s you vs your opponent. You can either enter a 1v1 queue and battle a random player, or you can select an opponent, and then use the drop down menu to Duel that person directly. 1v1 is a fun, fast paced battle. What strategy will you use to dominate?

3v3 – This action packed game pits two teams of three. Teamwork is key in this battle. Help your teammates, while destroying the other team. The first team to 1000 points is the winner.

Battle Royal – This is a no hold barred action extravaganza. 6 players enter, and only one will leave victorious. Queue up and prepare for all out war. First player to 1000 wins this crazy all out tournament.

Power Defense – This is a unique game that pits two teams together in a giant ever changing map. There are three power nodes on the map, one will randomly open up. All players must find which one is open, and stand on it. Once they are on it, they will start absorbing the power from the node. The other team will want to get all the power too, so you will have to defend it like crazy to make sure your team gets all the power. Eventually the node will close and another node will open up, somewhere on the map. Run, Defend, Repeat. Once your team has absorbed enough the other team will lose.

Rise To The Top

You battle and battle and battle. Your score rises, higher and higher. Are you the best of the best? See the PvP Score Board to find out. Simpley click your avatar on the top of the screen and select PvP Score from the drop down menu.

You can see what your score is daily, for the month, and your all time score. You can also see if you have made it into the top 10 daily, monthly, and all time scorers.

Achievement Unlocked

Another new feature added is the Achievement Medals. As you play PvP you will earn medal as you complete achievements. The more you complete the achievement the more you medal levels up. You can access the medal list from the HALdroid.


There you can see the list, and what you need to do to obtain the one you need. Will you be able to get them all?

That’s it for my update on PvP – It’s a lot of stuff. Wow – All this in a month! Big props to the ENTIRE HeroSmash team. They continuously make HeroSmash better and better. Most importantly is Llussion. He has made PvP his life this past month, and he's not done yet. We have more stuff to add, and a lot more bgs to squash.

What’s next on the horizon? I hear the jingle bells of Smashmas in the distance. What will Hermie and Doodie have in store for us this year?

Tags: Yergen PvP Update


December 09, 2011

Package Supremo SmashCoin Package is available now!

The Package Supremo is a great new package avaialable for everyone. The bonus rare item set gets you the best of the best. Not only do you get 6000 SmashCoins to spend on some amazing items, and super powers in the game. But you get a special rare item set. The first set is designed by Dage the Evil, from AQW. As his first design for HeroSmash he created the SkyFrost set, which includes an amazing armor, a color custom helm, exciting cape/jetpack, and a matching gun. This item will only be around for a limited time, and then it will get replaced with a new item set, making it forever rare. This is an incredible item, and is not to be missed.

Once you purchase the 6000 SC pack, the items will get immediately get put in your bank (you might want to refresh first), and get delivered to all your characters. You only get ONE set of the items. If you purchase the package again you will receive a special bundle of 15 PvP Tokens. Remember – you will only get ONE set per character. If you delete or sell the items, you will not get them again, unless you purchase the package again.

Tags: Yergen Dage the Evil SmashCoins Rares Promotion Grunion


December 06, 2011

Countdown to PvP Has Begun

Hey Power People - Who’s ready for PvP in HeroSmash? I know I sure am! Let me give you the run down, on what we are working on this week. Let’s see, on my list for this week are leader boards, powers, achievements, rewards, new maps, pnpc, PvP Founder badge, new game option, and new smash coin package featuring a guest artist.


We are setting up leader boards for HeroSmash PvP as I type. The leader boards will keep track of your current PvP score, and also list the top 10 PvP players. You can sort the list by Daily, Monthly, and All Time. Do you have what it takes to be part of the elite? Battle your way to glory.


Another thing we are adding to PvP is Medal Achievements. We will track your game play and award you medals or trophies based on if you reach the achievement requirements. The Medal List will be found in your HALdroid as a new app. You can see what you have completed, and what is left to achieve. The medals and trophies can be upgraded as well. How cool is that?


When playing HeroSmash PvP you will receive tokens. Those tokens can then, in turn be traded in to gain xp, fame, items, or even powers. Did I just say you could buy xp? You bet I did. Wow, why am I doing that? Beats me. This game just got interesting.


This week we are doing a big balance overhaul on the current powers. Some that were too overpowered are getting adjusted, as well as those that are underpowered. Dumoose is working on those and will be posting a design note about that later today. As well as balancing the current powers we will be making 10-20 new powers. Some of these new powers will incorporate various elemental abilities into heals, allowing you to fine tune you powers to better suit you. There will also include some enhanced attacks, with new elemental animation. WOO HOO! I love animating effects!


To top it all off, we are adding a NEW game to the PvP line up, Power Defense. This giant map has three power portals somewhere on it.

When a portal opens up your team will have to run around and find which one is open, and stand on it to absorb its power. Once you have drained its power it will turn off, and another one will open up somewhere on the map. Run, and repeat. The other team is doing the same thing, so you must beat them up, and defeat them to get them off the portal. The first team to 1000 uses all that power to summon a wicked attack on the other team, and wins the game. This is a new and unique game that requires players to remember where the portals are, and work as a team to win.


Those that have helped us test HeroSmash PvP we thank you so much. I have made the PvP Founder Badge just for you all.

Remember those that want this badge must be a member and played HeroSmash PvP. If you were a member and your membership ran out before this Friday, but you were able to play PvP, then you are still eligible for the badge.


The Smashdome will have its own PvP shop. And this shop needs a shop owner. We decided to make this shop owner a guest PNPC (Player NPC) that would be there, until, well, until we get around to changing it. As a special thanks to our members the first guest shop owner will be chosen from those who our PvP Founder list. Who will it be?


We will be adding a special SmashCoin package to the list. It’s a $25 package (6000 SmashCoins) that will also include a special pack of rare items. The set will only last for a while, and then it will get replaced with a brand new set. The first set features a special set created by Dage the Evil, of AQW fame.

It’s the SkyFrost set, and it includes and armor, helm, gun, and cape. Once you purchase the SmashCoin package the items will automatically be put in your inventory. While you can buy the SmashCoin package as many times as you like, you will only get ONE COPY of the item set. This is one good lookin set, and not to be missed.


Whew – That’s a lot of stuff to do this week. I better get to work!

Tags: Yergen PvP Sneak Peek Bluster Dage


December 02, 2011

Paint the Town Yellow… Literally!

So as much as I would like to jump for joy, being my birthday and all, there is a slight problem with the clones. You see, at first the clones were working great! They were busy all throughout the town, decorating for my birthday, but we needed more. To save time we made copies of the clones. But then we needed more, so we made copies of those copies. Well – the guys at the lab got a little sloppy, and I think some Chuddling DNA got mixed with mine. And well, that’s never good. So while I am happy that it’s my birthday, I’ve got a city full of Yerglings running amok. You can see my predicament. Help me out, and I’ll make it worth your wild.

I have set up a Merge shop, and if you help me out, I’ll give you yellow tickets. You can get some cool yellow gear to load up on, and show your Yergen Spirit. There will also be a smash coin shop giving out some Yer-tastic items as well.

There are even some past armors that I have Yergen-ized. They are important armors to me, and give a little insight to who Yergen really is. For those that complete the entire Yergen Birthday event there will even be the special Big Yellow Badge awarded.

Have fun at my birthday! It was a blast to make, and I hope you have a great time playing it! BTW - Big thanks to Dumoose who helped me with the quests. I was so busy making stuff - I didn't have time to give y'all something to do!

Next week – PvP

That’s right, PvP opens up for ALL players. So get ready to do some smashing. Who knew that spontaneous releases meant every week. Sheesh. I gotta have a stern talk with myself about this.

Tags: Yergen Birthday Yellow Tangerine


November 29, 2011

Birthday Items Sneak Peak

Things have been going great since I created those clones! Birthday preparations have increased 200%. The clones are working so great, I might need to make more. Speaking of clones- How do I know that this isn’t one of the clones writing this? How do I know if I am not currently one of the clones? Hmm, this is going to take some serious thought. Well, while I ponder my own existence I’ll leave you with a sneak peek of some birthday items.


You’ll notice a certain aviary weapon. Yup – for reals, it’s coming to the game. There is also a mutant yergen in a jar head morph, as well as the sword I would like to call the Yergen Sword of Yergen.

Tags: Yergen Birthday Sneak Peek Sludgiest


November 28, 2011

Working hard, or hardly working?

Man, getting all this stuff ready for my birthday is really hard work. I’ve got maps to paint yellow, items to create, other items to paint yellow. I guess what I’m saying, is I need more of me, and I need a WHOLE lot more yellow paint.


More of me….. More of me. That’s one heck of a good idea. Hm. If I get the boys at the lab (no, the other lab) to whip me up some clones, then I could quickly make even MORE birthday decorations. What an amazing idea! Why didn’t I think of this years ago? What could possibly go wrong?

~Yergen Von Shmergenbergen

Tags: Yergen Birthday Rockery

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