AQ3D FAQ

AdventureQuest 3D Frequently Asked Questions

AQ3D Q&A Thread

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For returning players or new players, the Chronicle of Releases is a useful page to see what updates happened in AQ3D.

Player Equipment & Quests

"When will _ happen?" "When is _ coming out?" "What is going to happen next !?" "Is _ going to be released?" "Will _ go rare?"

Most of the time, no one on the forums know as we're not the staff. The ONLY time that we would know is if there is an announcement by the staff. AQ3D will typically release updates on Tuesdays, but there's no guarantee that something will be released on that particular Tuesday. So only the AQ3D staff know what will happen with each new release, unless they announce the release — in which case, you'd know about it, too. We don't know what will happen in the future, whether it be concerning classes, areas or items. Stay updated by reading the AQ3D News. If you'd like to know about the latest releases, check out the New Releases page, which is updated by the fellow AQ3D players after a major release.

What is the drop rate of ___? Does it still drop?

We don't know the drop rates to items — the staff very rarely announce drop rates for anything. If an item isn't dropping, check the Wiki to make sure you're fighting the right monster(s), and if you are, understand that you might just be unlucky. Just be patient and keep trying. For factual reasons, we do not assume drop rates - however, we do post Notes about drop rates if they are confirmed by a staff member.

What does "Rare" mean?

In Artix Entertainment games, a "Rare" item is something you can't obtain anymore. If you missed your shot at these items, you're out of luck.

Seasonal Rares, on the other hand, do return. They are released during one of our in-game holiday celebrations, but after the celebration is over, you will have to wait until next year's holiday celebration to get the item again.

How much Exp do I need to level up?

All information about leveling up can be found on the Exp Chart page.

How much inventory slots can I have?

The amount of unique items you can have in your inventory is 30. Players who have backed the AQ3D Kickstarter at the Hero Starter Pack were given an additional 20 inventory slots, and those who have backed with a Guardian package or higher will receive another 20 inventory slots, to a maximum of 70 inventory slots.

Where is the Bank? How does the Bank work?

The Bank can be located on the left side of the Town of Battleon, near Warlic's Magic Shoppe. The Bank allows you to store items without having to delete them due to insufficient inventory space. Information of the bank is summarized into these few points-

  • The Bank contains Vaults, which allow you to store items.
  • Every player gets one free usable Vault during account creation.
    • Normal Vaults allow you to store up to 30 item slots per tab.
    • Guardian Vaults, only accessible to those who have purchased a Guardian Package, allow you to store up to 40 item slots per tab.
    • Dragon Guardian Vaults, only accessible to those who have purchased a Dragon Guardian Package, allow you to store up to 50 item slots per tab.
  • You can purchase additional Vaults for 900 Dragon Crystals.
  • You can only have a maximum of 7 Bank Vaults.

Gameplay

What do my stats do? What do my stats affect?

Information about Statistics can be found on the Stats page.

This class skill placed an icon under this monster's name. What does it do?

Information about class skills and its effects can be found on the Status Effects page.

How do I tell/PM someone with a space in their name?

You would type the player's name, hit space, hit the > key, and hit space again. For example, if you wanted to say hi to someone named "Player Name", you wouldn't type "/tell Player Name". Instead, you would type: "Player Name > Hi!" and it will automatically be converted to the correct format.

Someone used an acronym or term I don't recognize. What does it mean?

Terms and Acronyms can be found in our Glossary and Abbreviations/Acronyms pages, respectively.

How do I craft items?

Details about crafting can be found on the Crafting page.

How do I add someone to my friends list? How can I summon a friend to my location?

Instructions and information about adding friends can be found on the Friends page. Further information about summoning players can be found on the Summoning page as well.

What are Dungeon Keys? How do I get Dungeon Keys?

Dungeons Keys are keys that allow you to enter dungeons. The max limit a player can have is 20 at a time, and Dungeon Keys are "regenerated" overtime, usually in hours. You can use Dragon Crystals to refill your Dungeon Keys if you don't want to wait.

What are Scaled Dungeons?

Scaled Dungeons, unlike regular Dungeons, scale the player's level to a designated level. In other words, if you are Level 3, and you enter a Scaled Dungeon with a Level of 5, you will be set to Level 5. Same goes for higher levels, if you are Level 8, you will be scaled to Level 5. Item stats are still scaled and affected in accordance to this.


Upgrades and Game Accounts

What are Guardians? How do I access the Guardian Tower?

All information regarding Guardians can be found on the Guardian page.

What are Dragon Crystals?

All information regarding Dragon Crystals can also be found on the Dragon Crystals page.

Who are Alpha Knights? Why can't I see the Alpha Knight Shop?

Alpha Knights were players who participated in the Tech Demo from November 25th, 2014 - August 2nd, 2015, or the Alpha Test from August 3rd. 2015 to January 12th, 2016. As a bonus for testing, they are able to access the exclusive Alpha Knight shop.


Troubleshooting

I have an issue that's not answered!

If you have an issue regarding one of the following: Accounts, Payment, Technical, Game, or something else, you may contact the Artix Help Team by clicking on this link.

I have an issue with Steam and I can't login. How can I still play AQ3D?

You can play AQ3D by launching the executable (.exe) itself rather than using Steam to launch AQ3D. For Mac users, it's run through via application (.app). Either can be found by following the directories below:

Windows Users: C:\Program Files\Steam (x86)\SteamApps\Common\AdventureQuest3D
Mac Users: ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps\Common\AdventureQuest3D

I am lagging a lot. How can I reduce lag?

The term lag generally leads to multiple answers. In AQ3D, there are essentially two types of lag- Latency and Framerate lag. There's never a confirmed solution that will remove all "lag" that you may experience, but there are a few things you can do to prevent lag. The first thing you can always do is to close other applications you are not currently using, such as a web browser. The second thing you can always do is reduce the quality settings in the game settings. Furthermore, the quality settings have FPS caps. Make sure you're not using quality settings 1 to 3 (1 will cap your FPS to 30, 2 and 3 will halve your normal monitor frame rate) as this may give a false sense of poor performance. Lastly, you can adjust your game window to a smaller resolution and make sure your monitor is at the correct hertz. In some rare cases, lag is not from all the aforementioned factors, but lag may have something to do with your system if either your hardware or operating system is experiencing problems.

My game keeps crashing! How can I stop this?

Make sure you're not running any conflicting programs along with AQ3D. Conflicting programs may include: An antivirus program that revokes permissions, unnecessary third-party programs, and video recording software. In addition, make sure Steam and AQ3D is up to date. If none of the following solve your issue, try uninstalling AQ3D and reinstalling, or validating the game integrity.

I'm seeing random textures everywhere! How can I fix this?

Visual errors are usually fixed by updating your game or clearing your cache. You can clear your cache on the login screen of the game.

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