The online Flash game MechQuest is a "lunch break sized" RPG that takes place in the land of Lore. The game, though online, is single player, and uses online functions for updating the game very easily and for wars. For a one time fee, you can unlock all the features in the game. It is considered very literal prequel Reset to both Dragon Fable and AdventureQuest. The science-fiction story is based about the land of Lore- about 5,000 years prior to its precursor, AdventureQuest.The main plot revolves around the Shadowscythe, an alien race trying to take over the world of Lore. Most of the wars and quests are related to the Shadowscythe and the on-going battle to protect their home-world.For a one-time fee, you can become a Star Captain to buy more weapons, extra quests, more Planets, etc. Since this isn't a monthly fee, it can be worth it, but only if you have US$20 to spare, and are really into the game; otherwise, you're not paying for too much. You can also buy Nova Gems, whether you are a Star Captain or free player, for strong weapons, decoration for your star-ship, and improved mechas. They add very little to the game compared to Star Captain-ship. On the brighter side, you can find Nova Gems as a reward from watching Ballyhoo's ads, but not very often, and only in small packs. Though there is a rare chance of getting fifty in one go.The game doesn't have only its simple fighting system to keep players enticed. Wars are special events to move certain Planet related plot-lines, where you enter a series of battles, each mecha you (and other players) destroy soon works toward a certain goal to fight the big Boss for some rare Event Items. You can find mini-games, though not many, in some quests. Your own space ship is a big feature, too. You can buy things for your space ship, including a arcade-style video game. The downside is that most of the things for your ship cost Nova Gems.It is part of the Artix Entertainment universe, which in order of in-universe chronology goes: MechQuest (5000 years before AdventureQuest), Dragon Fable (set 5 years prior to AdventureQuest), AdventureQuest (set 5 years before AdventureQuest Worlds), WarpForce (set at the same time as Adventure Quest but IN SPACE!), and AdventureQuest Worlds. (Mind you this is the simple version, the Timey-Wimey Ball of the Reset makes it even more confusing!)This game can be found right here.
This game provides examples of:
Ace Custom: Maria 13's EC03 and Mantis Master's Student's Mantis Monk Mech.
Allegedly Free Game: Becoming a Star Captain gives the ability to max out stats and unlock a number of things, such as unique mechs or more quests, and overall feels more full when you have payed to become a Star Captian. There are also more powerful ships and weapons you can get by paying for a separate currency, and with both you can get a number of overpowered options. You can get buy with just free to star captaincy with no problem.
Dark World: The moon, sometimes. See weird moon, below.
Deadly Game: Gla-Derp, the Game-show AI of Doom forces your character to participate in nine rounds of Trivia for the planet's fate before it is revealed that the Gla-Derp killed all of the scientists that worked on it... as well as countless planets.
Deus ex Machina: Somewhat subverted in the end of chapter 2 of the Westion saga. The good dragonoid just got curb stomped by the Shadowscythe's dragonoid. The entire population of Westion evacuates as the planet is destroyed. Victorious, the Shadowscythe are ready to mount another large scale Assault until Korin teleports their dragonoid into some unknown location, thus hindering their advances.
Expy: Some NPCs may possibly be Expys (or ancestors?!) or the original NPCs before the Reset- Dean Warlic is confirmed to be the same Warlic at all times (as shown in AdventureQuest Worlds)... While its 'impossible' for Sys-Zero to be Cysero (Since Sys Zero is a Dark-Skinned Blond while Cysero has bright skin and brown hair)
Sys Zero is not an expy of Cysero, according to the staff.
Somewhat jossed by the DragonFable quest called Cysero-Redux
The house mechas are Expys of the Evas from Neon Genesis Evangelion and Sys Zero looks similar to Quattro Bajeena from Zeta Gundam.
Genius Ditz: Twig'sExpy, Master Twang, is a master of laser sword combat (and serves as a Demonic Spider duel while you are trying to improve your own skill), yet he still has Twig's body and personality.
Knight Templar: Mysterious Johnson really hates ghosts, somewhat justified in that they're Always Chaotic Evil. Played straight with Hans Velsing. He wouldn't even talk to you any more once you switch to the vampire class.
Law of Chromatic Superiority: There is Maria 13's Ace Custom and the Sepulchure Mech Alsothe other Vampires also pilot Red along with Vampire Lord Piotr and Miracyrina but the mecha is made of energy plus Count Mechula is a Red Mech and the Player Can choose to be this Trope and The Doom Lord is the most powerful of The Reds.
Name's the Same: Char of MechQuest has the same name as Char the Chef Dragon from Dragon Fable and Char Aznable from Gundam. Prince Robert is also the name of Dread Bandit Robert in Dragon Fable'', and Constantine has the same name as The Werewolf King.