Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Prestige Pack Recurring Subscription Change





The Prestige Pack recurring subscription has come to an end. As of September 17, new Prestige Pack subscriptions can no longer be purchased, and on October 3 all active auto-renewing payments will be cancelled — subscribers will no longer be automatically charged during the next renewal period after that date.

As long as your Prestige Pass is active, you can continue to use and redeem its benefits until the items’ time limit has expired. When it is time to renew your Prestige Pass, it will now be available for purchase in the store for 1,200 NCoin for a 30-day pass and 3,200 NCoin for a 90-day.

For additional information regarding the Prestige Pack recurring subscription changes, please read our FAQ below.



Q: My Prestige Pack renews after September 17 and before October 3, will I be charged?

A. If your renewal date is before October 3, you will be charged for the new month of your subscription. On October 3, we will cancel your auto-renewing payment so you won’t be charged for the subsequent month.

Q: I am working towards one of the monthly rewards. Will the cancellation not allow me to get the milestone rewards?

A: We will provide all active subscribers with rewards based on the month they were in, which include the next 6 month milestone reward. These rewards will be delivered via in-game mail. For example, if you’re on month 3 and working towards your 6 month reward, you will be delivered the 6 month reward via in-game mail along with the other rewards we provide.

Q: I have unclaimed Prestige Pack codes in my NCSOFT My Account page. What will happen to those?

Your unclaimed codes will remain available until you claim them or until they naturally expire at the end of their validity period, which is indicated on the code redemption page itself.

Q: Will you be deleting my Prestige Pack items once it’s cancelled?

A: No, items will not be deleted or removed from your inventory. You can continue to use the Pack and its items until you’ve used them all or the item reaches its expiration (i.e. Prestige Pass and Prestige Case).

Q: What is the different between the Prestige Pack and Prestige Pass?

The Prestige Pack contained the Prestige Pass, Prestige Case, and Lucky Scroll Pouch x5. Effective September 17, we are only offering the Prestige Pass in the store.

Q: What are the benefits of the Prestige Pass?

The Prestige Pass is used from your character’s inventory and provides the following benefits for a limited time:
Generates coins which can be exchanged for items at a special vendor
Allows access to special NPCs, buffs, and quests
Increases entry counts for end game instances
Provides a boost to fortress siege rewards
Provides other benefits to the user



The time remaining can be viewed on the Profile window à Account tab in-game.

Q: If I buy the Prestige Pass from the store, do I get the Prestige Case?

The Prestige Case will not be part of this iteration of the Prestige Pass.

Q: Will there be additional benefits to the Prestige Pass in the future?

Yes, there are plans to update the Prestige Pass to reflect the content in our next game update.



Please visit our community forums if you have any questions on the changes to the Prestige Pack.
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Power Up Week Returns





Greetings Daevas!

Power Up Week has returned and will be running from September 19 to September 26. These server-wide buffs will greatly help when attempting to temper or enchant Essence Cores, Accessories, and Stigmas:
  1. Attempts to enchant a Stigma that are unsuccessful will only result in a decrease of one enchantment level rather than the destruction of the item
  2. Attempts to temper accessories (Hats, Earrings, Necklaces, Rings, and Belts) that are unsuccessful will only result in the decrease of one tempering level rather than the destruction of the item
  3. Attempts to enchant Essence Cores that are unsuccessful will only result in the decrease of one enchantment level, if using Omega Enchantment Stones, rather than the destruction of the item

During Power Up Week you can restock on enchanting items on the web store or by visiting the in-game shop. Be quick though, Power Up Week will only be here for one week until September 26! Take advantage of these buffs before it’s too late.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Kromede's Revenge Returns





Kromede is back to celebrate Aion’s 9th Anniversary. Lurking inside of the Smoldering Fire Temple, you’ll need to grab two friends and infiltrate it to keep her sinister plans at bay.

- How to Participate -


In the capital cities of Pandaemonium and Sanctum, you can find Annaerunerk willing to transport you and your party (max of three players total) to the Smoldering Fire Temple for levels 40+. The event instance is available once per day but you can unlock additional entries with the Smoldering Fire Temple Bonus Entry Scrolls available for purchase on the store. Once inside, you will find three adventurers named Irish, Shine, and Stomper – each with their own unique abilities. At the beginning of the instance you will also find a Potion Chest that will give you consumables you can use during your exploration.

Proceed through the Smoldering Fire Temple defeating monsters and Kromede for points. After eight minutes, you will be given a grade based on your group’s total points which will determine how many Smoldering Fire Temple Treasure Chest Keys you obtain. You can use one key to open the Elegant Treasure Chest or use three keys to open a Dazzling Treasure Chest. You have a chance of receiving an Elite Treasure Chest from both the Dazzling and Elegant Chests. Open it with an Elite Treasure Key, which is available from the store for even greater prizes! Elite Treasure Keys can also be used to open the Elegant Treasure Chest and the Dazzling Treasure Chest.

Note: Treasure Chests do not disappear when you leave the instance, however the Smoldering Fire Temple Treasure Chest Keys you obtain will!

You can find Elite Treasure Keys, Smoldering Fire Temple Bonus Entry Scrolls, as well as special bundles in the store.

- Rewards -


You can find the full list of available rewards on our forums here.


Hurry and explore the Smoldering Fire Temple while you still have time! Annaerunerk will only be around until October 3, 2018.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Aion's 9th Anniversary Daeva's Day Events



Greetings Daevas,

This month Aion is celebrating its 9th Anniversary and we’ll be hosting some traditional and player-favorite events for all of September. Join us in these special events as we begin the celebration:
  • Daeva’s Day Cake in Sanctum and Pandaemonium
  • Kromede’s Revenge
  • Anniversary Bonus Boosts

Daeva’s Day Cake – September 12 to October 3

The age-old tradition of larger-than-life cakes will be returning to the capital cities. Grabbing a slice of cake will grant you 100% bonus XP and a 20% bonus drop rate for 2 hours. Be sure to swing by on Aion’s special Daeva Day, September 22, to get a super-boosted cake buff granting 200% bonus XP and a 50% drop rate for 6 hours! The cake boosts will stack with the server wide boosts as well.

Please note the cake boosts will not be granted if you have an active amulet or Lucky Hands boost.

Kromede’s Revenge – September 12 to October 3


Kromede’s Revenge will be returning for the celebration. Infiltrate the Smoldering Fire Temple with two of your best Daevas for sweet rewards.


Anniversary Bonus Boosts – September 19 to September 26


All the following boosts will be active on the servers:
  • 300% XP
  • 200% Drop Rate
  • 200% Gathering XP
  • 200% Crafting



Thank you for being part of the celebration. Here’s a toast to 9 years and many more to come!
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Friday, September 7, 2018

Upcoming MMOs For 2019/2020


If there’s one genre of gaming that refuses to go down, it’s the MMORPG niche, and it’s one that is constantly releasing new games. While some have seen success, most of them ran aground as players lost interest and moved on: it’s part of the reality of living in a world where the next trend only lasts for a few months at most.

Despite this, there are some exciting and interesting MMOs around the corner, and most should debut within the next two years. From sprawling, beautiful open world games to more PvP-centric battlegrounds, the MMO genre is very much alive and kicking.

These are the 5 most anticipated MMORPGs coming out next year and the year after, and each is worth keeping an eye on over the next few months, as they are as exciting as playing the blackjack online Canada has to offer.

1. Bless Online
First announced in 2011, Bless Online has been under development for the better part of a decade, but a release is imminent. Built using Unreal Engine 3, all gameplay videos and screenshots of the game look simply gorgeous, and while it has the same classes and races as most other high fantasy MMOs, it’s unique world and look should set it apart.


2. Project Gorgon
Available at the moment only on Steam Early Access, Project Gorgon is shaping up to be one not to miss for those that love fantasy RPGs and spending time online. Although the visuals aren’t great, the refined skill-based levelling system will allow players to build their characters however they want. It’s also being touted as difficult, with the devs explaining that there will be no hand holding.


3. Dual Universe
Breaking away from fantasy, this sci-fi MMO that focuses on the constructions and usage of space ships. The construction is done on a manual level by players, meaning that there could be some truly deep customisation possible. On top of this, the game promises trade, warfare, and the building of civilisations, all set within an open, sandbox world.


4. Pantheon: Rise of The Fallen
Like most of its brethren, Pantheon is set in an open world environment, with most of the focus being on social interaction and group content. The theme of the game will see the player put on a world populated with gods and heroes, and they will be tasked with scouting the world for ancient and powerful relics. Combat will be unique in that players will need to take the time to prepare and to learn to be fully aware of their surroundings at all times.


5. Valnir Rok
Vikings are all the rage at the moment, and for Viking fans and gamers, Valnir Rok might just be the game to scratch a very specific itch. Using Norse mythology as the backdrop, Valnir Rok will see players trying to survive in a dangerous land full of mythical beasts and baddies. Players will be given the chance to build up their own cities and towns, each with specific customisation options.
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Aion Ready For Platform Expansion

Extremely popular MMORPG Aion is currently in development to be rebooted with a new version of the game which will become available for other gaming platforms, according to developers NCsoft. The Korean-based MMO, which reportedly has a population of around 3.5 million players, may see its debut in the next generation of consoles that are expected to hit the market within the next two years.

Details on what to expect from a console-based version of the game has yet to be released by the Korean developer, but players can expect that it will be very similar to the PC version, with a few tweaks for controller usage. It’s not the first MMO that has recently been declared for multi-platform expansion, but it’s one of the largest, and could see more titles in the genre spreading out on to other forms of gaming hardware.

Mobile platforms tend to be the target for future games, especially within the multiplayer niche – and it will be interesting to see what happens to our current MMOs once they’re on the same devices that offer text and River Belle casino games.

The NCsoft Listing
The news of the port came after NCsoft put out a job listing for programmers, artists, and designers, hoping to put a team together to start development on the next version of Aion, which is being built for next-gen consoles and PC.

Aion, which first debuted in September of 2009, has made a big impact on the MMO world, but its age is starting to show, and like many developers, NCsoft appears to be building a new game from the ground up rather than trying to add more to the existing one. This also means that the next generation Aion will most likely run much more smoothly than the current version would, even after many tweaks to the engine.

Aion At The Moment
Aion received its latest expansion at the beginning of the year in the form of Aion 6.0: Refly, which was met with mostly positive reviews. The game, which will turn ten next year, has managed to maintain a large amount of players, especially in a world where MMO player bleed-out is becoming more and more common.

What We Can Expect
While there have been very few details released, we have learnt that from the job listing that the applicants would have to be able to create monsters, characters, and animations using 3DS Max software. Unreal Engine 4 has also been mentioned, meaning that there will definitely be a large visual upgrade to the next iteration of Aion. As far pricing is concerned, that is another detail that we will have to wait for while the game is under development.

There will undoubtedly be more information released by NCsoft in the coming months on their new project and what it will entail, but at the moment the best we can do is speculate and hope that they build a game worthy of their current and future fan-bases.



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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Alchemy Event Returns





The Suspicious Alchemists have returned to Atreia! Learn their ancient secrets to turn lead into special keys to unlock chests full of prizes. Turn lead into loot!


- Part One: Suspicious Alchemist -

Every day starting at 9:00am server time, see the Suspicious Alchemist NPC for a free [Event] Key Pouch which will contain either a Copper Key or a Gold Key.






Copper Key

Gold Key


The Copper Key opens the Common Treasure Box and the Gold Key opens the larger Premium Treasure Box. Be sure to log in every day during the Alchemist Event and get your FREE Key Pouch!


- Part Two: Transmusting Keys -

Alchemist’s Pouches will be dropping from instance bosses. Use an Alchemist’s Pouch to obtain (1) [Event] Lead Fragment or (1) [Event] Alchemic Essence. Combining the two items will create an [Event] Key Pouch.


+
=


Lead Fragment



Alchemic Essence



Key Pouch


Treasure Chests can be found in Sanctum and Pandaemonium. You’ll be able to find The Treasured Alchemist's Pouch and Alchemic Essence available in the store.


- Locations & Rewards -

Alchemist's Pouches are a guaranteed drop from instance bosses. Please visit our forums for the full instance and rewards list.



The Suspicious Alchemists will be leaving September 12. Take advantage of their magical abilities before they’re gone.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Power Up Week Returns





Greetings Daevas!

Power Up Week has returned and will be running from August 22 to August 29. These server-wide buffs will greatly help when attempting to temper or enchant Essence Cores, Accessories, and Stigmas:
  1. Attempts to enchant a Stigma that are unsuccessful will only result in a decrease of one enchantment level rather than the destruction of the item
  2. Attempts to temper accessories (Hats, Earrings, Necklaces, Rings, and Belts) that are unsuccessful will only result in the decrease of one tempering level rather than the destruction of the item
  3. Attempts to enchant Essence Cores that are unsuccessful will only result in the decrease of one enchantment level, if using Omega Enchantment Stones, rather than the destruction of the item

During Power Up Week you can restock on enchanting items on the web store or by visiting the in-game shop. Be quick though, Power Up Week will only be here for one week until August 29! Take advantage of these buffs before it’s too late.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Kumuki's Daring Rescue





Ember and friends have returned to Atreia seeking assistance on defeating the Kumukis once again. Their prized Porgus, Poppy, is looking at impending doom without the assistance from the Daevas! You will need to infiltrate the Kumuki Cave alone and save all the Porguses before they are turned into Porgus BBQ. Hansel and Gretel will give out prizes to Daevas for each Porgus they are able to rescue.

- How To Participate -

In the Capital Cities you’ll find Gretel the Mischievous looking for the assistance of any level 46+Daeva willing to help. She has a carriage that will send you to the Kumuki Cave where Hansel the Troublemaker is waiting to tell you how you can help.

Once inside, Hansel will inform you that the Porguses are being held in cages at the end of the cave, and you only have 15 minutes before it’s time for dinner! Opening the gate will transform you into a Shabby Kumuki which also grants two special abilities. You can also grab a Shabby Kumuki Transformation Scroll from the Supplies Box next to Hansel if you need it.


Fear Grenade

Causes the target to be feared and disappear.

Stink Bomb

Causes a group of Kumukis to be temporarily paralyzed.


You’ll need to use these abilities to progress through the cave in a stealthy manner avoiding the Kumuki’s line of sight. Throughout the cave you’ll also discover objects that you can use to disguise yourself and remain undetected. However, if you’re detected too many times, the butcher will be alerted and kill the Porguses before you get there.

As you make your way through the cave, you’ll need to keep an eye out for four Key Chests, which contain the keys required to save the individual Porguses. Also hidden in the cave is a Suspicious Box which has the key to open the Kumuki Crate at the end.

Looking for a bit of experience while saving the Porguses? Be on the lookout for three Nutritious Ginseng that can be found in the cave. Killing them will grant EXP so be sure to end their fleshy rooted lives if you have time! Ember also has a quest for those that wish to defeat the Nutritious Ginseng, so be sure to pick that up before heading inside. You can also choose to kill the Kumuki inside for EXP, but doing so will cause the Porguses to meet with a terrible fate.

For each Porgus you save you’ll earn one Poppy’s Gift Bundle (but only if you talk to them after opening the cage door), and an additional one if you open the Kumuki Crate (remember to find that special key!). Each Poppy’s Gift Bundle will yield a random amount of Poppy’s Letters as well as other items. Ember is eagerly seeking these letters as they contain secret information about how to defeat the Kumukis. You can exchange the letters, Spinel Medals, and (sometimes) AP, with Ember for various prizes.

On the store you’ll be able to purchase Bonus Entry Scrolls to go as many times as you wish!

- Rewards -

For the full list of rewards, please visit the forums here.


Ember, along with Hansel and Gretel, only have three weeks before they need to return home, so be sure to help the Porguses while there’s still time. Kumuki’s Daring Rescue runs from August 8 to August 29.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

2018 Summer Block Party Rewards & Instance List



Happy summer, Daevas! Below you will find the full list of rewards and Instances available for the Summer Block Party event. You can find full event details here.

Icy-Hot Box
  • Exceptional Minion Contract
  • Harvester's Weapon Box
  • [Event] Provenance Weapon Box
  • Pure Void Dragon King's Weapon Box
  • Noble +10 Manastone Bundle
  • Panda Power Wheels Box
  • Pure Empyrean Plume Box
  • Harvester’s Armor Box
  • Harvester's Accessory Box
  • Harvester's Wings
  • Masterwork Level Reduction Stone
  • Temperance Transformation Candy Box (x2)
  • Lucky Stigma Bundle
  • Essence Core
  • Omega Enchantment Stone
  • Tempering Solution
  • +8 Manastone Bundle
  • Major Blessed Augment: Level 2 Bundle
  • Major Deep Conditioning: Level 2 Bundle
  • Berdin's Giant Lucky Star
  • [Event] Archdaeva Cooking Bundle (x5)
  • Administrator's Boon – 1-Time Pass (x2)
  • Golden Wing Mark (x10)
  • Spinel Coin (x10)
  • Revival Stone Bundle

Instances
  • Raksang Ruins
  • Dragon Lord's Refuge
  • Danuar Sanctuary
  • Ophidan Bridge
  • Linkgate Foundry
  • Danuar Reliquary
  • Illuminary Obelisk
  • Seized Danuar Sanctuary
  • Sauro Supply Base
  • Infernal Danuar Reliquary
  • Infernal Illuminary Obelisk
  • Occupied Rentus Base
  • Drakenspire Depths
  • Anguished Dragon Lord's Refuge
  • Infinity Shard
  • The Eternal Bastion
  • Archives of Eternity
  • Drakenseer's Lair
  • Adma's Fall
  • Theobomos Test Chamber
  • Cradle of Eternity
  • Fallen Poeta
  • Bastion of Souls
  • Trials of Eternity
  • Mirash Sanctum
  • Frozen Monolith
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2018 Summer Block Party





Starting July 25, a heatwave will overcome Atreia, but thankfully a Summer Block Party is here to cool down all Daevas. In the capital cities you’ll find the festive Daeva & Beach Bar with accompanying guests and bartenders to party with. If the heat gets to be too much to bear, you’ll be able to cool down and crack open Ice Blocks with Ice Picks to create an Ice-Hot Box, and probably impress a few watching Daevas too. Inside the Ice-Hot Box you’ll find scorching hot rewards. The Bartender also has some free drinks granting some helpful stats and courage.


Part One: Ice Blocks & Ice Picks for Level 30+

Every party needs ice, so thankfully you’ll be able to find Bags of Ice chilling inside of instances for Daevas level 30 or higher. Bags of Ice can also be found in the following zones: Cygnea, Enshar, Levinshor, Kaldor, Iluma, Norsvold. If you find a Bag of Ice you can open it to receive either an Ice Pick or Ice Block. If you’re looking for even more Ice Picks and Ice Blocks you can find them in our store.




Part Two: First Drink is Free for Level 20+

If you’re looking to quench that summer thirst, the Bartender at the Daeva & Beach Bar will be offering one free drink for all Daevas level 20 or higher. His cocktails made of Aether will boost your fighting spirit a little bit while tasting great. If you need another drink, you’ll be able to exchange six Ice Blocks for one of his Cocktail Shakers.

The Cocktail Shaker will provide two of the following drinks:


[Event] Manduri Sour


[Event] Blue Atreia


[Event] Ribbit Sunrise


[Event] Brommeltini


Each cocktail will last for 30 minutes and increases your natural healing, natural mana treatment, and DP. These quests can be completed once a day.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

4X XP Week (July 18 - July 25)



Greetings Daevas,

From July 18 to July 25, earn XP at 4X the rate to get to your characters to level 75 or get started on an alternate character. The bonus XP event will begin after the maintenance on July 18 and end at 6:00 AM server time on July 25. Make plans today and take advantage of this special XP boost event!



Happy leveling!
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