Sunday, December 2, 2018

New Store Items In December



Oh the weather of Atreia is frightful, but the new goodies coming to the Black Cloud Marketplace are oh so delightful! Have a look below to find out what makes your holiday wish list this month.

Prestige Pass Free Trial

Available December 12

On December 12, we’ll be gifting you a 7-Day Free Trial of the Prestige Pass for some holiday cheer, so you can enjoy all the benefits it brings. If you already have the Prestige Pass, the free trial gift will extend your pass by 7 free days. Learn all about the new Prestige Pass here.

Featured Costumes

Available December 14 through January 4, 2019


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Solorius Tree Costume

480


Solorius Candle Costume

480


Resplendent Jolly Coat

640


Dashing Solorius Costume

640


Dashing Solorius Hat

160


Snowman Skin

640


Solorius Tunic

320


Red Solorius Jacket

320


Solorius Horned Hat

80


Solorius Hat

80


All Wrapped Up

640


Gift-Wrapped Daskin Party Suit

640


Gift-Wrapped Andu's Party Dress

640


Gift-Wrapped Celebrity Line [New]

640


Gift-Wrapped Cocktail Scales [New]

640


Gift-Wrapped Dapper Hat [New]

320


Gift-Wrapped Formalwear [New]

640


Gift-Wrapped Leather Chic [New]

640


Gift-Wrapped Palentine's Party Dress [New]

640


Gift-Wrapped Marra's Party Dress [New]

640




Solorius Festival Items

We’ll be adding Solorius Festival items throughout the month to the Black Cloud Marketplace.

Available December 5 through January 9, 2019


Item

Black Cloud Coin


Greater Transformation Contract Jumbo Bundle

5,100


[Title Card] Aion's Chosen

2,720


[Title Card] Aion's Chosen (30 Days)

472


Solorius Snowman

320


Surprise Solorius Card

320


Solorius Wreath

320


Solorius Tree

320


Slope Hat

320


Slope Goggles

320


Lightweight Slope Helmet

320


Flamekissed Boarding Hat

320


Flamekissed Aetherboard

1999


Slope Suit

640


Red Couple's Slope Suit

640


Sky Blue Couple's Slope Suit

640


Snowkissed Aetherboard

1,999


Iridescent Couple's Slope Suit

640


Emotion Card Snowman

320


[Motion Card] Skating

320





Available December 12 through January 9, 2019


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Siel's Solorius Beret [New]

80


Siel's Solorius Beanie [New]

160


Siel's Solorius Headgear [New]

160


Solorius Coronet [New]

160


Solorius Glasses [New]

80


Solorius Tree Headband [New]

80


Solorius Display Furniture Pack

320


Solorius Functional Furniture Pack

800


Solorius Decorative Furniture Pack

320


Solorius Garden Furniture Pack

320


Minicar (30 Days) Box [New]

600





Available December 19 through January 9, 2019


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Aquilon's Crystal

320


Snowy Polar Star

320


Snowy Silver Bell

320


Snowy Snowcicle

320


Snowy Solorius Card

320


Snowy Solorius Tree

320


Snowy Solorius Wreath

320


Snowy Solorius Sweet Candy Cane

320


Snowy Solorius Baton

320


Snowy Solorius Hanger

320


Snowcicle

320


Caroler’s Harmony

320


Ribbons and Bow

320


Silver Bell

320


Peppermint Key

320


Frosty Snowblaster

320







Mark the dates and don’t let these deals melt away!
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Thursday, November 8, 2018

New Store Items in November



We’re adding new and familiar items to the Black Cloud Marketplace each month. Take a look at what’s coming in November, and mark your calendars for the Black Cloud Friday sale towards the end of the month.



Arriving November 7

  • Name Change Ticket - 1440
  • Legion Name Change Ticket - 2800
  • Major Recovery Potion Bundle (x250) - 160 
  • Zeraka Aether Jelly Bundle (x10) - 199
  • 50% Energy of Repose - 120 
  • 50% Energy of Repose (x10) - 800 
  • 100% Tea of Repose - 240
  • 100% Tea of Repose (x10) - 1440
  • Reviving Elemental Stone - 240
  • Reviving Elemental Stone (x5) - 640
  • Revival Stone - 160
  • Revival Stone (x5) - 640



Costume Rotation

Available from November 7 to November 30





Couture Clothing










Uptown Apparel










Peacock’s Proposal & Crown






Available from November 30 to December 14







Frozen Aristocracy & Ornament








Modern Outwear & Accessory




Black Cloud Friday/Cyber Monday

Available November 21 to November 26.



The Shugos have big plans in the works for their special Black Cloud Friday sale in a few weeks. Amazing offers await, but what will they be? For now, only the Shugos know. Details on the big sale will be shared in the coming weeks so stay tuned for more information.
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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Aion: Awakened Legacy is Now Live



The Atreia we knew has changed. Ereshkigal has torn apart our world, and as survivors, we rise up against the new challenges that await in Aion: Awakened Legacy. The update is now live and ready for you to enter and experience all of the amazing improvements to Aion.



Aion: Awakened Legacy brings a refreshing and simplified experience for Daevas old and young, promising to create a streamlined and more enjoyable adventure regardless of your experience with the game. If you’ve never played Aion before—or if you’re looking to return—there’s no better time than now. Follow the path to level 80 and gain new skills and items. Claim a strategic hold in the new zone with the Lakrum Fortress Siege and discover the secrets hidden in Primeth’s Forge.

Log in today and join us on our legacy servers, Katalam and Danaria, or start with a fresh character on our brand new server, Ereshkigal. Read the full changes in the patch notes here.
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Aion: Awakened Legacy Patch Notes


Environment
A new zone, Lakrum, is now available.




A land of vast wilderness, dotted with long-forgotten ruins has come into view. Populated by mysterious creatures not seen elsewhere and housing an enigmatic solemn fortress guarded by the Jotun, the area known as Lakrum is ripe for new adventurers to uncover its secrets. Enter this new zone with caution as Ereshkigal has taken up refuge in this land.


Lakrum can be accessed via the teleporters in the capital cities, or via a return scroll.


The race that occupies Lakrum Fortress can enter the Infernal Drakenspire Depths instance.


There are 9 artifact bases in Lakrum. Once captured, players can acquire Genesis Crystals via quests. Genesis Crystals can be used to purchase Enchantment Stones and equipment.


Lakrum has several world bosses that have powerful drops, mightiest among them Berserk Anomos.


Many zones have been utterly obliterated by Ereshkigal’s wrath, and can no longer be visited.




Destroyed Zones


Morheim

Eltnen


Altgard

Vertron


Brusthonin

Theobomos


Norsvold

Iluma


Tower of Eternity

Idian Depths


Kaldor

Levinshor


Upper Abyss

Lower Abyss

Character


The maximum level has been increased to 80, and the leveling curve has been drastically reduced.


Character stats have been simplified and standardized.


Base damage for all weapon types is now unified as Weapon Damage, instead of being split between Magical Attack and Physical Attack.


Magical Attack and Magic Boost have been combined into Magic Attack, which affects magical attacks and skills.


Physical Attack affects physical attacks and skills.


Magic/Physical Defense reduces damage from their specific skill type.


Several stats have been removed from new gear moving forward, such as Increase Enmity, Strike Fortitude, Elemental Defense, etc. They still remain on previously existing items.


Basic stats and PvP/PvE damage calculation for each class has been changed to accommodate the stat reorganization.


Characters who were in a destroyed zone before the update will be moved to the Griffoen (Elyos) or Habrok (Asmodians) when logging in.


Soul Sickness effects and death counts were reset for all characters.


Bind Point Teleportation now channels for 3 seconds instead of 10 seconds.


Changed the amount of AP lost when a player character is killed.


Removed the buff to drop rate for new and returning users.


Growth Energy has been removed.


Energy of Salvation has been removed.


Added 6 new appearance presets and hairstyles for new characters.


Instances
Many instances have been utterly obliterated by Ereshkigal’s wrath, and can no longer be visited.


Destroyed Instances


Drakenseer's Lair

Illuminary Obelisk

Occupied Rentus Base

Chaos Training Grounds

Nochsana Training Camp


Fallen Poeta

Linkgate Foundry

Anguished Dragon Lord's Refuge

Discipline Training Grounds

Dark Poeta


Ophidan Warpath

Infernal Danuar Reliquary

The Hexway

Terath Dredgion

Steel Rake


Idgel Dome Landmark

Infernal Illuminary Obelisk

Infinity Shard

Steel Rake Cabin

Baranath Dredgion


Fissure of Oblivion

Danuar Sanctuary

Unity Training Grounds

Sealed Danuar Mysticarium

Udas Temple


Arena of Tenacity

Stonespear Siege

Danuar Reliquary

The Eternal Bastion

Chantra Dredgion


Hall of Tenacity

Sealed Argent Manor

Kamar Battlefield

Arena of Glory

Abyssal Splinter


Azoturan Fortress

Archives of Eternity

Sauro Supply Base

Harmony Training Grounds

Aturam Sky Fortress


Theobomos Lab

Trials of Eternity

Seized Danuar Sanctuary

Ophidan Bridge

Empyrean Crucible


Draupnir Cave

Adma's Fall

Engulfed Ophidan Bridge

Unstable Abyssal Splinter

Crucible Challenge


Adma Stronghold

Theobomos Test Chamber

Iron Wall Warfront

Raksang Ruins

Arena of Chaos



Primeth’s Forge has been added.


Discover the home and workshop of Primeth, recognized as the greatest smith of the Jotun. Scouts report that Ereshkigal's troops have invaded the Forge and taken Primeth hostage, but to what purpose? Brave the fire and brimstone of this challenging new dungeon, liberate Primeth, and discover the truth before Ereshkigal's plan comes to fruition!


Primeth’s Forge can be accessed by interacting with the Primeth’s Forge Entrance located in Lakrum, at the Endorim Symposium.


Group Limit

Minimum Level

Entry Count Reset Time

Entry Count


6

80

Wednesday 9:00am (server time)

4







Qubrinerk’s Cubic Lab has been added.


Qubrinerk, the brilliant Shugo scientist, has been working on a new way to harness Aether – Cubics! However, a greedy band of Shulacks have barged in and forced her out. She is looking for Daevas willing to help recover her research – and will reward you handsomely!


The entrance to Qubrinerk’s Cubic Lab appears randomly when capturing a base in Lakrum.


The entrance spawns for 12 minutes and a maximum of 24 players can enter.


More information on Cubics can be found later in the patch notes.


Group Limit

Minimum Level

Entry Count Reset Time

Entry Count


1

80

Wednesday 9:00am (server time)

4




Infernal Drakenspire Depths has been added.


This is a more difficult version of the previous Drakenspire Depths instance. The completion path has also been modified.


Group Limit

Minimum Level

Entry Count Reset Time

Entry Count


12

80

Wednesday 9:00am (server time)

3

Smuggler Shukirukin has been added to the following instances:


Either a Clumsy Smuggler Shukirukin or a Great Smuggler Shukirukin will spawn randomly, and there is a chance they will not spawn at all.


Killing one will drop a Daevanion Skill Box that contains a Daevanion Skill Book.


Instances


Frozen Monolith

Bastion of Souls


Primeth’s Forge

Infernal Drakenspire Depths


Idgel Dome

Ashunatal Dredgion


Cradle of Eternity



Crucible Spire has been changed.


The highest floor is now 24, reduced from 40.


he time limit starts at the 1st floor. The timer is 20 minutes and starts when the player enters the dungeon and opens the door next to the NPC.


Defeating monsters grants Challenge Coins, which can be used to purchase items from an NPC in the Empyrean Crucible.


The entry level was increased to level 76, and monster difficulty has been adjusted for this change.


Competitive seasons have restarted and are now only available for the Arena of Discipline and Arena of Harmony. These instances have also been modified so their entries do not reset during server restarts.


Changed the rewards for competitive seasons.


The first season will start on October 29, 2018 at 2:00am server time (UTC-6).


The number of players that can enter, the entry level, and completion path were changed for the following instances.


Modified monster stats, skill effects and AI to balance with the new entry level and party sizes.


Instance

Entry Level

Players

Location


Dragon Lord’s Refuge

57

1

Cygnia/Enshar


Drakenspire Depths

66

1

Cygnia/Enshar


Bastion of Souls

80

6

Lakrum


Cradle of Eternity

78

3

Lakrum


Tower of Divinity

80

6

Lakrum


Mirash Sanctum

76

1

Lakrum




Added an entrance to Beshmundir Temple to Cygnea and Enshar and modified some skill effects for the monsters within.


Added Bakarma Fortress, which is an Asmodian-only version of Indratu Fortress.


Indratu Fortress has been changed to be Elyos-only.


The two instsances are functionally and visually identical, but due to storyline changes have different NPCs based on your race.


Increased rewards for Dredgion, Idgel Dome, Evergale Canyon, Arena of Harmony, and Arena of Discipline.


Fixed an issue where the boss of Contaminated Underpath would not give bonus XP for Berdin’s Favor.


Changed some skill effects and battle patterns of Singing Kirshka in Mirash Sanctum.


Fixed an issue where players could not return to the final boss area after attacking Typhon at the Garden of Knowledge.


Transformation


Added a transformation system.


When transformed, characters gain a new appearance and powerful stats.


Transformations can be unlocked account-wide using Transformation Contracts.


To be used, transformations require Transformation Scrolls. One scroll is used per use of the transform.


Higher tiered transforms offer more powerful stats, but have a lower duration.


Pets that previously used stat scrolls can be set to use Transformation Scrolls.


Transformation Potions can also be obtained from monsters and other sources, which are single-use consumables that provide the same stats and duration as a transformation.




Duplicate transformations can be combined to acquire a random transformation.


Combining larger numbers of transformations gives you a higher chance to receive a transformation of a higher tier.- You can combine anywhere from two to six transformations of the same tier, but can only use transformations for which you have duplicates.


Cubics


Cubics have been added, which add permanent stats onto your characters.


View the Cubic list at Menu → Cubic.


Each Cubic is split into Gold, Silver and Bronze. The highest level of all three is combined to add to your stats.


You can see the stats that are acquired at each level of each Cubic, and the total at the top of the screen.


To power up Cubics, you need to collect Cubicles. Click the Register button to store them in the Cubic.


Cubics can be acquired from Qubrinerk’s Cubic Lab, or from monsters in Lakrum.


Stats acquired from Cubics are applied to all characters on your account.


System


Enchantment has received several changes.


Added PvE and PvP Enchantment, which can only be used with new gear using new Enchantment Stones for each type.


Enchantment rates have been simplified. Enchantment supplements can no longer be used.


Reduced the time required to enchant from 5 seconds to 2 seconds.


Added a function to set the number of attempts so you can repeatedly attempt enchantment.


Reorganized the crafting system.


Removed all crafting and gathering disciplines except Aetherforging and Essencetapping.


Aetherforging and Essencetapping skill levels are retained from before the update.


Essencetapping Mastery is now promoted through Kinah instead of quests.


Aetherforging is now learned at level 76, and has an all-new crafting list.


Most Morphing formulas were deleted.


Retuning can now be done through the Gear Modification window using Kinah, without the need for scrolls.


You can now view the available stats and stat ranges.


Cost is determined by item level and rarity.


Added Selective Retuning, which can be used with Luna.


You can select the specific stat to retune from the list of stats the item already has.


Cost is determined by item rarity.


Equipment from before the update can be selectively retuned only after it has been retuned using kinah.


Added Shards, which can enhance attacks and spells.


Equip Shards to the Shard slot and activate it (default keybind ). Keybind settings are in Options → Key Mapping → Combat.


When Shards are activated, a visual effect displays on the equipped weapon.


The quantity of Shards consumed per normal attack is determined by the weapon used.


The quantity of Shards consumed by skills is determined by each skill, regardless of weapon.


For DoT and AoE skills that use Shards, the Shards are consumed once at the first strike.


Shards can be acquired from monster drops and the Gold Sand Traders.


Old gear enhancement systems cannot be used with new gear.


Systems


Tempering

Old Enchantment


Omega Enchantment

Idians


Godstones

Old Retuning Scrolls


Conditioning

Augmenting



Added a system to expand Manastone slots.


New gear comes with its Manastone slots closed. They must be opened by using Manastone Fasteners.


The quantity of Manastone Fasteners required depends on the level and rarity of the item.


Manastone Fasteners can be acquired via equipment extraction.


Modified Equipment Extraction to reward Manastone Fasteners.


Enchantment Stones and other materials can no longer be acquired via Equipment Extraction.


Removed the Private Store function.


Removed the Atreian Passport.


Removed the Atreian Bestiary.


Removed the Coalescence system.


Removed Archdaeva and all related systems, such as Essence, Soaring, Skill Boosting, Level Reduction, etc.


Rifting has been changed.


Rifts will randomly spawn with no predictable schedule starting in Inggison and Gelkmaros. Rifts will not spawn in Asmodae or Elysea.


The maximum level for a rift increases the further it is located from the zone’s starting area. For example, rifts near Forest of Antiquity will have a higher maximum level than rifts near Inggison Illusion Fortress.


Rifts can spawn randomly at any time.


Sieges


All sieges have been closed except for the Divine Fortress and Lakrum Fortress. Additionally, the siege schedule is changed.


Since many of the fortresses are no longer available, the Ariel's Blessing/Azphel's Blessing can no longer be obtained.


Marchutan's/Kaisinel's Protection, which is granted when the opposing race continually occupies the fortress, can still be obtained.


All fortresses and artifacts will be reset to Balaur control at the update.


Server Time (UTC-6)

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun


6:00pm











Lakrum Fortress

Divine Fortress


9:00pm



Lakrum Fortress



Lakrum Fortress









Sieges were changed from Coalitions back to participation.


Ownership of a fortress is determined by individual/Legion participation. Legion participation is calculated from the participation of all members who took part in the siege.


When victorious, fortress ownership will go to the individual/Legion with the highest participation in the battle with the Guardian General, from the race that dealt the killing blow.


Fortress rewards are distributed both to legions and individuals based on their participation.


The faction that owns Lakrum Fortress will defend during the next siege. Divine Fortress will be recaptured by the Balaur before each siege, so both factions attack.


Divine Fortress can be accessed via Luna teleportation, or by the portals that spawn in Lakrum when the fortress goes vulnerable. The portals last for 2 hours.


Changed the location of the Artifact Core which appears after triggering artifacts during the Divine Fortress siege so it appears in a random location, and increased its HP.


Skills


Daevanion Skills have been added.


Daevanion Skills can be used starting at level 80 and add new effects onto select existing skills.


Most skills with Daevanion options have multiple to choose from. Many Daevanion skills synergize with other skills for each class, such as reducing cooldown times or invoking special effects.


Daevanion Skills can be learned from Daevanion skill books. These books can be purchased at the Gold Sand Traders or obtained from Smuggler Shukirukin in end-game instances.




Numerous skills have been reworked, combined or deleted for each class.


Skills with similar effects and cooldowns were combined. For example, the Sorcerer’s Magic Assist skill now increases Magic Accuracy and Supplication of Focus has been deleted.


Flight-only skills that were rarely used have been removed from the game. For example, the Chanter’s Wind Mantra and Swiftwing skills.


Some buff effects were changed from active skills to passive skills. For example, the Sorcerer’s Robe of Flame skill is now a passive skill.


Each class now has 2 DP skills.


Adjusted the level at which some skills are learned.


For example, the Assassin’s Flash of Speed skill is now learned at 73 instead of 17.


Some skills learned before level 65 have had their levels adjusted based on level 75.


Some skills will now automatically change during ascension or levelup, depending on which class is chosen. For example:


The Warrior’s Raging Fury skill will change into Severe Weakening Blow for Gladiator, and Taunting Roar for Templar.


When a Gladiator reaches level 76, Ferocious Chop will turn into Ferocious Leap.


Class armor proficiency skills have been locked to a single type. This is retroactive to previously created characters.


Gladiators and Templars can now only equip plate armor.


Clerics, Chanters and Aethertechs can now only equip chain armor.


Assassins, Rangers and Gunslingers can now only equip leather armor.


Sorcerers and Spiritmasters continue to only equip cloth armor.


Increased the number of custom chains to 5.


Enchanting stigmas to +9 or higher now unlocks 2 additional Stigma slots instead of 1.


Remove Shock (all classes): Cooldown reduced to 30 seconds, changed chain to 1.


Gladiator:


Siegebreaker: Added physical damage.


Counter Leech: Added MP restoration, and reduced MP cost by 50%.


Templar:


Siegebreaker: Added physical damage.


Invigorating Strike: Reduced the MP cost by 50%.


Break Power: Increased physical damage.


Righteous Blow: Increased physical damage.


Punishment: Increased physical damage.


Punishing Thrust: Increased physical damage.


Empyrean Armor: Increased the HP recovery.


Assassin:


Added the Signet Silence skill.


Rune Slash: Fixed an issue where the skill would sometimes not trigger.


Changed some skill visual effects.


Changed some skills so they can be used outside of chains.


Deadly Focus: Decreased cooldown.


Devotion: Added a weapon damage effect.


Ranger:


Bestial Fury: Changed the attack distance reduction effect.


Devotion: Added a weapon damage effect.


Changed the visual effects of some skills.


Sorcerer:


Wind Spear: Added an HP absorption effect.


Spiritmaster:


Soul Torrent: Changed the effect.


Inescapable Judgment: Changed the acquisition level.


Magic’s Freedom: Fixed an issue with the magic defense reduction.


Curse of Water: Now affects Magic Resistance instead of Spell Debuff.


Curse of Fire: Now affects Magic Resistance instead of Spell Debuff.


Summon: Tempest Spirit: Decreased the cast time to 0 seconds.


Summon: Lava Spirit: Decreased the cast time to 0 seconds.


Sandblaster: Added Magic Defense reduction.


Fixed an issue where spirits would be summoned at too low a level if the Spiritmaster was within certain level ranges.


Fixed an issue with Sympathetic Mind.


Fixed an issue with Backdraft, Summon Cyclone Servant, and the pet’s skill.


Changed the sound or visual effects with some skills.


Cleric:


Benevolence: Adjusted the healing boost effect.


Punishment Energy: Decreased damage.


Noble Energy: Decreased damage.


Chanter:


Leaping Flash: Added a stumble effect.


Word of Inspiration (Stigma): Adjusted the accuracy effect.


Aethertech:


Precision Shot: Fixed an issue and the tooltip.


Steam Rush: Fixed an issue.


Debilitating Blade: Adjusted the Physical and Magical Attack reduction.


Heat Burst: Changed the acquisition level.


Gunslinger:


Crosstrigger: Reduced the MP reduction.


Canted Shot: Reduced the MP reduction.


Aerial Shot: Reduced the MP reduction.


Songweaver:


Exultation: Adjusted the healing effect.


Adagio: Increased damage.


Thronesong: Changed the Physical Attack and Magic Accuracy values.


Stinging Note: Changed the Magic Resistance and Magic Defense reduction values.


Joyous Carol: Fixed a typo in the tooltip.


Gust Variation: Adjusted the Aerial Thrust time.


Chorus of Blessing: Fixed a typo in the tooltip.


Adjusted the levels at which Stigma Slots are acquired to fit the new level cap.


Fixed a few issues with skill skins:


Fixed an issue where some chain skill animations would be delayed after using some skinned skills.


Fixed an issue where some skill skin items could not be used or were displayed as blank spaces.


Fixed an issue where some skill descriptions display incorrectly.


Fixed an issue where some passive skills are not displayed properly after acquisition.


Fixed an issue where some PvP-related skill effects would not trigger correctly.


Items


Kinah can no longer be moved between characters except through the Trade Broker.


Removed the ability to send Kinah through mail, the Account Warehouse, Legion Warehouse, direct trade, group distribution, etc.


Added 3 new rarities – Ancient, Legendary and Ultimate.


The new rarities will apply to all new equipment. The old rarities and items will still exist, but no more equipment of those rarities will enter the game world.


New equipment provides PvE/PvP Attack/Defense, which is calculated as a flat value rather than a percentage.


Armsfusing two weapons where both have PvE or PvP stats will take the higher of the two values.


Armsfusing two weapons where one has PvE stats and the other has PvP stats will retain both values.


Plumes and Bracelets now have PvE and PvP versions.


Added the Gold Sand Traders shop where players can spend Kinah and Gold Ingots.


Players can access the store on the right side of the quickbar or via the menu.




Numerous items have been terminated and can be sold for Kinah or AP upon logging in.


Terminated equipment can no longer be extracted.


Archdaeva equipment now has a hard level requirement equivalent to the previous recommended level. They cannot be equipped at lower levels anymore.


Removed Combat Power from item tooltips.


Separated the ability to sell items on the Trade Broker from other item restrictions.


Items have a “Can be Brokered” or “Cannot be Brokered” tooltip restriction.


NPCs that exchange Omega Enchantment Stones, Tempering Solution, Transcendant Tempering Solution and +12 Manastones have been added to the capital cities.


Power Shards have been deactivated and returned to the player inventory. They are now terminated items.


Return scrolls for deleted zones have been converted into a scroll that lets you pick the destination.


Instance Entry Scrolls for deleted instances have been converted into a scroll that lets you pick the instance to add an entry to.


Unusable crafting boosts have been converted into 100 Tea of Repose – Full Recovery.


Added the ability to extract accessories (necklaces, earrings, rings), plumes and bracelets.


Level 65 and below equipment now have unlimited wrapping charges.


This does not include quest equipment, exclusive Legion equipment, or temporary gear.


Wings will now gain Flight Speed when their enchantment level goes up.


Fixed an issue where the Rabbit Ear Headband could not have its appearance applied or changed.


Fixed issues where some items had incorrect appearances, icons or other visual effects.


Minions


Minions have been overhauled.


Skill 1 is now an active support skill and is acquired by maxing your Minion Energy.


Skill 2 is now a toggle skill that provides a buff to the character.


Skill effects increase as the minion’s evolution level increases.


Detailed skill list:


Minion

Grade

Minion Skill Effects


Sheba

A

Buff

Spiritual Shot

Increases PvE and PvP attack for a period of time.


Toggle

Wolf of Death

Chance to silence target with each attack.


Modor

A

Buff

Freezing Sphere of Revenge

Teleports straight ahead.

Increases movement speed and abnormal status resistance for a period of time.


Toggle

Tear Space

Chance to remove a debuff each time you are struck.


Viola

A

Buff

Viola’s Splendor

Increases Magic Attack, Attack Speed, HP, and Casting Speed for a period of time.


Toggle

Enchantment: Old Friend

Chance to increase movement speed, flight speed and healing effects each time you are struck.


Kromede

A

Buff

Shocking Repeat Fire

Increases PvE and PvP attack for a period of time.


Toggle

Miserable Struggle

Chance to stun target with each attack.


Hyperion

A

Buff

Energy Discharge

Increases PvE and PvP defense for a period of time.


Toggle

Ide Aetheric Field

Chance to gain a damage reducing buff each time you are struck.


Karemiwen

B

Buff

Cold Storm

Reflects some damage to your attackers for a period of time.


Toggle

Deep Wound

Chance to reduce the target’s movement speed with each attack.


Saendukal

B

Buff

Pulverizing Attack

Deals additional damage to the target and nearby enemies for a period of time.


Toggle

Furious Outburst

Chance to stumble target with each attack.


Hamerun

B

Buff

Assault Slash

Increases attack range for a period of time.


Toggle

Hamerun’s Anger

Chance to reduce enemy’s attack speed each time you are struck.


Abija

B

Buff

Maggic Missile

Recovers HP immediately and over time.


Toggle

Improved Stamina

Chance to restore HP each time you are struck.


Steel Rose

C

Buff

Powerful Shot

Chance to deal additional damage with every attack for a period of time.


Toggle

Mental Eruptive Shot

Chance to decrease an enemy’s MP each time you are struck.


Seiren

C

Buff

Energy of Water

Creates a shield that blocks damage for a period of time.


Toggle

Summon Water Drop

Chance to restore HP each time you are struck.


Arch Kerubiel

A

Toggle

Crouching Dragon Kick

Chance to deal additional damage with every attack.


Kerubiel

B

Toggle

Crouching Dragon

Chance to deal additional damage with every attack.


Kerubian

C

Toggle

Crouching Dragon

Chance to deal additional damage with every attack.


Kerubim

D

Toggle

Crouching Dragon

Chance to deal additional damage with every attack.



Adjusted ways to acquire Minion contracts:


End-game instance bosses and Lakrum field bosses.


Quest rewards.


Challenge Coin exchange. Challenge Coins are earned from Crucible Spire.


Changed how Minion Energy is acquired.


A portion of XP from quests, monster kills, etc. are provided as Minion Energy.


PvP kills provide Minion Energy.


Removed the ability to acquire Minion Energy by spending Kinah.


Minion Points can now be acquired through XP from quests and monster kills.


Using other Minions to acquire Minion Points is still available.


Changed the rules and UI for combining Minions.


The combination success rate has been increased, but minions are now required to be at Evolution Level 4 to be combined. Because of this, Kerubim-type minions can no longer be used for combination and can only be used for acquiring Minion Points.


Added a note to the Combine tab with this information.




Minium has been divided into grades.


Minium existing before the update will be renamed to Grade A Minium.


Grade B and C Minium have been introduced.


In order to advance a Minion’s evolution level, you must use Minium of the same grade as the Minion.


Quest


The main storyline and campaign has been completely reworked.


Many quests related to old systems, zones, instances, mechanics, events, etc. were deleted to support the new progression path for players.


Added new quests for the new zone and instances.


Added tutorial quests that are acquired throughout the leveling path. To start them, click on the “Start Tutorial” button in the Quest Description window.


New and returning players can receive growth support quests from the following NPCs.


Elyos

Asmodian


Reina



Rasis





Some quest objects have had their respawn timers shortened.


Fixed an issue where some quest objectives could not be found.


Changed the location of some quest objectives to reduce their difficulty.


Added new quest organizations that can be encountered in Lakrum.


Elyos

Asmodians


Yustiel’s Lifekeepers

Veilbreakers




Added new Prestige quests.


UI


New functions were added to the Gear Modification window to accommodate new systems, and the window was reorganized.


Added Functions


PvE Enchanting

PvP Enchanting


Selective Retuning

Expand Manastone Slots



Deleted the Item Skill tab from the skill window.


Reorganized the tutorial system as quests.


Removed UI related to any removed systems, mechanics, instances or zones.


Added information about instance rewards to the tooltip that displays when mousing over the instance icon on the map.


Expanded the preview UI window.




Removed level requirement information from instance information displayed on the Map window.


Fixed an issue with the display for instance entry waiting time.


Removed information related to repeated activations on the skill icons in the skill window.


Fixed an issue where some information in the UI would start a new line depending on the resolution of the client.


Fixed an issue where the event window didn’t open or refresh under certain circumstances.


Legion


Changed the Legion Task quests and rewards.


Housing


Added 8 weeks of rent to all currently owned houses.


Deleted some village tasks.


The starting prices of houses was reduced by 10%.


Other


Fixed a client crash.


Reduced the respawn time for the Zephyr Deliveryman to 1 minute.


Servers


Added a new server, Ereshkigal.


Ereshkigal will not be available for server transfers for a period of time.


The Fast-Track Server has been removed.


The SvS Server has been removed.


Item and Economy Migration


A portion of players’ Kinah has been changed into Gold Ingots.


Kinah from mail and broker is added to the inventory.


Gold Ingot is provided for approximately every 30 million Kinah. The Kinah is then deleted.


Approximately 12 million Kinah is refunded to characters for every gold ingot earned.


For the account warehouse, Gold Ingot Bundles containing 1 ingot each are provided. Kinah is provided as 12 Kinah bundles containing 1 million Kinah each.


Characters with a low amount of Kinah are not affected.


Kinah costs for most items and systems have been modified.


Essence Cores of level 5 or higher will be exchanged for Gold Ingots at the following rates. These Gold Ingots are not included in the Kinah refund described above.


Level

Gold Ingots


5

11


6

15


7

23


8

31


9

47


10

80



Unusable crafting boosts and instant experience potions (for example, Jug of Liquid Experience) will be exchanged for 100x Tea of Repose – 100% Recovery each.


Stat boosting scrolls will be exchanged for Legendary Transformation Potion Boxes at a rate of 1 box per 100 scrolls.


Each box allows you to select a stack of 3 potions.


The calculation looks at each scroll type separately. For example, 250 Greater Running Scroll (1 hour) and 75x Greater Courage Scroll (1 hour) will result in 2 potion boxes.


Only scrolls that can stack together are calculated together, even if they have the same name.


Affected Scrolls


Greater Running Scroll (1 hour)


Greater Courage Scroll (1 hour)


Greater Awakening Scroll (1 hour)


[Static] Major Crit Strike Scroll (1 hour)


[Static] Major Crit Spell Scroll (1 hour)


[Event] Rx: Accelerox


[Event] Rx: Blitzopan


[Event] Rx: Castafodin


[Event/Static] Rx: Critozyne


[Event/Static] Rx: Mojocycline


Enduring Greater Raging Wind Scroll


[Prestige] Eternal Running Scroll


Immortal Improved Crit Strike Increase Scroll


Immortal Improved Magical Crit Strike Increase Scroll


[Event] Rx: Critozyne


[Event] Rx: Mojocycline


[Event] Lucky Scroll Pouch


Luna


The individual value of Luna has been matched with Black Cloud Coin.


All Luna prices have been multiplied by 8.


All Luna bundles have had their contents multiplied by 8.


One week after the Awakened Legacy update, players will be sent 7x their current amount of Luna via in-game mail (for 8x total the amount they have during the update). The calculation will be based on the amount of Luna present during the maintenance for the Awakened Legacy update.


The Luna Crafting list has been changed. Players can now obtain mounts, crafting materials, PvE Enchantment Stones, and other useful items.


Added Kutana’s Teleport Station.


Players can teleport to the Abyss Core or various areas in Lakrum. Teleportation cannot be used while in combat.




The rewards and prices for Daishunerk’s Game of Fate have been adjusted.


The rewards for Secret Munitions Factory and Contaminated Underpath have been adjusted.


The rewards for Munirunerk’s Treasure Chamber have been adjusted.


Luna can now be used to purchase additional instance entries on the Instance Info window.


Luna can now be used for Perfect Resurrection. Perfect Resurrection resurrects you with full HP and MP, and the effects of soul sickness are ignored.


Luna can now be used for Selective Retuning. This allows you to pick the specific bonus stat to retune.


Luna can now be used to purchase Lunamin’s Cheer. When entering an instance, you will be able to spend Luna on a buff that will last until you leave the instance.


Black Cloud Marketplace


The Black Cloud Marketplace has received a full overhaul.


Players can now search for items. They can also sort by a variety of parameters and control how many items appear on each page.


Cosmetic items can be previewed directly on the current character by clicking the “Preview” button located under the thumbnail image on the item detail page. Pets and furniture can be previewed in a similar fashion.


Categories have been reorganized.




The Black Cloud Marketplace now uses Black Cloud Coin, a new currency that replaces NCoin. Black Cloud Coin can be purchased entirely in-game by clicking the “Buy BC Coin” button in the upper right corner of the Marketplace window.


When an account that has NCoin accesses the store, they will be notified about this change and prompted to exchange some or all of their NCoin to Black Cloud Coin.


Players can exchange as many times as they wish, but there is a minimum of 10 NCoin required per exchange.


Items and codes have an improved delivery method.


Upon purchase or code redemption, items will be delivered directly to the Black Cloud Deliveries tab of the mailbox. This tab displays all the unclaimed items available to the account and can be accessed by any character on the account.


Once an item has been withdrawn from the Black Cloud Deliveries tab, it will be removed from the tab for all characters.


Code redemption still goes through the Account Management section of the website. Upon entering a code, the items will be directly deposited into the Black Cloud Deliveries tab without need for further action.


Changed the Sellable to NPC item description to Can be Brokered.


Prestige Pass


The Prestige Pass now offers new benefits.


Added +30% XP, Drop and AP.


Added Strong Energy of Repose.


The previous Prestige benefits (Coins, Instance Entries, Siege Rewards, etc.) still apply.


The Lucky Hands Buff has been reworked into a PvE stat buff.


Now provides +300 PvE Attack and +200 PvE Defense.


Renewed the Prestige Vending Machine merchant list.


The Prestige Case has been reworked and has had its items renewed.


A single-use Prestige Case is earned 10 minutes after logging in each day with an account, simultaneous with the first bump of Prestige Coins.


The single-use case stacks, can be placed in the Account Warehouse, and does not have a timer.


Prestige Cases from before the update have been renamed to “Prestige Case (30 Days)” and will retain the same functionality, but will have the new item list.


Prestige Quests have been renewed. Visit Shugorobo to check them out.


A monthly quest provides a unique cosmetic animation only for active Prestige Pass users.


A set of weekly repeatable quests provide additional rewards for participating in end-game content.


All old Prestige Quests have been deleted.


Reduced the number of Prestige NPCs in-game as part of the Prestige Society’s ongoing cost-budget analysis.


Prestige Pack monthly bonus rewards will be swapped out to contain Prestige Coins. The amount of Prestige Coins scales from 60 for the Month 1 reward to 240 for the Month 36 reward.


Old Prestige Pack codes will be expired during the update.


We will deliver the items from expired codes to players within 1 week of the update.


Players will receive 30x Prestige Case instead of 1x Prestige Case (30 Days).


Lucky Scroll Pouch will not be included as this item is part of the migration.


Lockbox


The new Black Cloud Lockbox is now available.


The Black Cloud Lockbox contains a variety of items and an all-new list of contents.


Black Cloud Lockboxes can be opened with Black Cloud Lockbox Keys from the Black Cloud Marketplace. Black Cloud Lockbox Keys can also be found as drops within instances.


When opened, each Lockbox provides one random item and a quantity of Lockbox Coins. Sometimes, a Lockbox will give an additional rare item. This is in addition to the coins and normal random item.


Lockbox Coins can be spent at Lockbox Coin Vending Machines in the capital cities. Vending Machines carry an assortment of Lockbox prizes as well as exclusive cosmetics.


Lockbox Coins can be placed in the Account Warehouse but cannot be traded, brokered or placed in the Legion Warehouse.


All previously-existing lockbox items have been converted into their Black Cloud Lockbox equivalents.


Lockbox Key Pouches and Power/Utility/Fortune Lockbox Keys have been converted into Black Cloud Lockbox Keys.


Power/Utility/Fortune Lockboxes have been converted into Black Cloud Lockboxes.


Power/Utility/Fortune Lockbox Caches have been converted into Black Cloud Lockbox Caches.
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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Welcome Back! Returning Player Guide for Aion: Awakened Legacy



Aion: Awakened Legacy has a world of changes in store, and if you’re returning to Aion to see what’s new, we’ve got you covered. To quickly resettle into Aion, this guide is an easy-to-use handbook on the important changes that may impact you the most once you’ve re-logged into the game, regardless of your level.


Leveling

The leveling path for new and existing characters will be changing substantially. If you’re making a new character you will start off in either Ishalgen or Poeta and experience a new story that progresses through an Atreia changed by Ereskigal’s wrath. Take note that some of the zones that you remember may no longer be accessible! The Fast-Track server has also been removed.

If you’re a returning user from Aion: Echoes of Eternity, the difficulty in leveling has been substantially reduced and will feel closer to previous versions of Aion. The focus is to quickly get you to the end levels and content. Keep in mind that the level cap has now been increased to 80 as well.



Economy


Kinah and items as you know them are changing with the update. You will no longer be able to trade your Kinah to other players, or store it in your warehouse. A large number of items you’re familiar with will no longer be tradable or be able to be sold on the Trade Broker. However, items such as crafting materials, Manastones, skins, and more will still be able to be sold on the Trade Broker. Many everyday items, as well as some costumes and cosmetics, can be found at the new Golden Sand Traders shop.

After you log in, you may notice you have Gold Ingots, which were given to existing characters as part of the update due to economy and system changes. You can find more information about those changes here.

NCoin will also be replaced with the new Black Cloud Coin. Black Cloud Coin works the same as NCoin and even has the same value. For a limited time, you’ll be able to convert any NCoin you have (minimum of 10 NCoin required) into Black Cloud Coin after the update goes live. You can find more detailed information about Black Cloud Coin here.

Gear

With the update we will be introducing new grades of gear – Ancient, Legendary, and Ultimate. This new type of gear replaces the old grades (however any gear you owned before will still have the old grades). This new gear is also split between PvE and PvP with each being earned in their own respective ways.

If you have heavily enchanted, end-game gear from the previous update, some of your current gear may be eligible to receive new gear automatically once the update is live. You can review the list of qualified items here. Completing the initial campaign quests in Lakrum will also provide you with new gear to get you started. The game difficulty has been balanced around the new gear, so switching over to new gear should be a high priority.

Manastones and Enchantment Stones

Manastones will function the same as they always have, however each piece of gear will now have up to three unlockable Manastone slots. Manastone Fasteners can be used for unlocking these slots and are earned throughout various aspects of the game, but most often via equipment extraction.

Enchanting is changing as well. Each piece of gear will now be marked as either PvE or PvP, and there’s new Enchantment Stones for each type. PvE Enchantment Stones will be obtainable through instances and drops or you can purchase them at either the Gold Sand Traders or Black Cloud Marketplace; while PvP Enchantment Stones can be found by testing your mettle in sieges, PvP Instances, and other PvP content.

Items

Because of the large number of system changes and various other adjustments, many items you are familiar with will no longer be usable after the update. This large list of items includes many of the stat boosting scrolls, some consumables, old medals, and lots more. If you are in possession of any of these items upon logging into the game, you will be automatically prompted to sell them for Kinah or AP (depending on the item), which will result in them being removed from your inventory.

Sieges

Sieges will no longer use the Coalition system and return to the usage of Contribution. Players will need to do their own recruiting for sieges so keep an eye on LFG for recruiting Leagues! The only two sieges will be Divine Fortress and the all-new Lakrum Fortress.

Archdaeva

If you are returning to Atreia as an Archdeava, you will learn the bitter truth of what Ereshkigal has done.The Archdaeva advancement and related systems, such as Essence Points, Essence Cores, and Archdaeva Transformation systems, have been removed. Any Essence Cores you have above enchantment level 5 will be exchanged for Gold Ingots. Additionally, Archdaeva equipment that had a recommended level has been changed into normal equipment with a hard level requirement.

New Systems

With all of these changes, you may be wondering what’s systems were added with the update. Aion: Awakened Legacy will introduce a new transformation system that will let you transform into a powerful being for a short period of time, as wella new Cubics system that will provide you an opportunity to give your character permanent stat boost.


Aion: Awakened Legacy opens its door on October 24!
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Aion: Awakened Legacy Economy Changes



The Aion: Awakened Legacy update is nearly upon us. We’ve previously discussed several item and system overhauls in our article here, and now we want to provide in-depth information on the upcoming economy changes as we make adjustments to Kinah, Luna, consumable items, and introduce a new token: Gold Ingots.


Kinah and Gold Ingots

With the upcoming economic changes in Aion: Awakened Legacy, it will be necessary to balance the existing in-game economy. To do so, some players who have amassed a lot of Kinah will automatically receive Gold Ingots, which will be converted using the following method:




Kinah in your mailbox, inventory, and broker will be converted into Gold Ingots at a rate of 30,000,000 Kinah to 1 Gold Ingot. Gold Ingots will be delivered directly to your inventory.


Any Kinah in the Legion Warehouse will be delivered to the Legion Brigade General before being converted to Gold Ingots.


Kinah in the Account Warehouse will be converted into Gold Ingot Bundles at a rate of 30,000,000 Kinah to 1 Gold Ingot Bundle, each of which contains a single Gold Ingot. Gold Ingot Bundles will be delivered to the Account Warehouse, and can be passed through the Account Warehouse at will.


The total Kinah you receive on your characters will be based on the amount of Gold Ingots converted from your original Kinah total. You will receive an average of 12,000,000 Kinah for every Gold Ingot converted. This is only calculated on Ingots earned from Kinah, not from Essence Cores or any other sources.


For the Account Warehouse, you will receive 12 bundles of 1 million Kinah for each Gold Ingot Bundle. These will be deposited into the Account Warehouse, but can only be withdrawn once.


The Kinah conversion is unique to our version of the game as each game region has different economies.


Essence Cores will be converted into Gold Ingots based on their enchantment levels as follows.


+5 Essence Core = 11 Gold Ingots


+6 Essence Core = 15 Gold Ingots


+7 Essence Core = 23 Gold Ingots


+8 Essence Core = 31 Gold Ingots


+9 Essence Core = 47 Gold Ingots


+10 Essence Core = 80 Gold Ingots


Essence Cores in the Account Warehouse are converted into an equivalent number of Gold Ingot Bundles.


In addition to being converted to Kinah, Gold Ingots can also be spent in the Gold Sands Trader shop.


Kinah will be untradeable between the Account Warehouse and with other players.



Luna


Luna will be usable in many other areas of the game. Many of these new areas were previously accessible through items purchasable with NCoin, such as Bonus Entry Scrolls for instances.


As part of this broader rebalancing of Luna, we will be matching the value of Luna to NCoin. Currently, the value is set to 10 Luna = 80 NCoin. After the update, the value will be 80 Luna = 80 NCoin.


The prices of items in the Luna Shop will be rebalanced identically, as well as the amount of Luna from Luna Bundles in order to match it to NCoin. In short, value stays exactly the same.


This applies to Luna already purchased and in players’ inventories, so players do not lose value in currency they have already purchased. The new Luna balance in players’ inventories will not be immediate -- it will be delivered 1 week after the game update as we need to collect the Luna totals for all players up until the maintenance.


Luna purchased from the Black Cloud Marketplace or claimed from the mailbox after the update will have the new amounts.



Other Item Exchanges and Conversions


Return scrolls for deleted zones will be converted into a scroll that lets you pick the destination. The conversion ratio will be 1:1.


Instance scrolls for deleted instances will be converted into a scroll that lets you pick the instance. The conversion ratio will be 1:1.


Discontinued stat scrolls will be converted into Legendary Transformation Potion Selection Boxes containing three potions of your choice. You will receive one box for 100 of the same stat scroll. The conversion ratio will be 100:1 for the following:


Greater Running Scroll (1 hour)

[Event/Static] Rx: Mojocycline


Greater Courage Scroll (1 hour)

Enduring Greater Raging Wind Scroll


Greater Awakening Scroll (1 hour)

[Prestige] Eternal Running Scroll


[Static] Major Crit Strike Scroll (1 hour)

Immortal Improved Crit Strike Increase Scroll


[Static] Major Crit Spell Scroll (1 hour)

Immortal Improved Magical Crit Strike Increase Scroll


[Event] Rx: Accelerox

[Event] Rx: Critozyne


[Event] Rx: Blitzopan

[Event] Rx: Mojocycline


[Event] Rx: Castafodin

[Event] Lucky Scroll Pouch


[Event/Static] Rx: Critozyne






If you do not see the scrolls you own listed above, those scrolls will be automatically removed from your inventory when you log in after the update launch.


Crafting Boosts and Instant experience potions (such as Secret Remedy of Growth and Jug of Liquid Experience) will be converted into a [Event] Tea of Repose – 100% Recovery. The conversion ratio will be 1:1 (you will receive one Experience Potion for every 100 Teas of Repose).


Tempering Solutions and Omega Enchantment Stones can be exchanged via an NPC in the capital cities for an Enchantment Stone bundle—with a choice of PvE or PvP.



Be prepared! These changes will be going into effect in the Aion: Awakened Legacy update arriving on October 24!
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Introducing Black Cloud Coin - Aion's New Premium Currency

Amongst the many in-game changes to systems planned for the Aion: Awakened Legacy update on October 24 is a transition to a new premium currency called Black Cloud Coin, which will replace NCoin as the currency to spend in the Black Cloud Marketplace.




Right now, you can continue to spend and purchase NCoin in the Black Cloud Marketplace on the website or in-game, but when Aion: Awakened Legacy launches on October 24, the game will exclusively use Black Cloud Coin for all premium purchases. After October 24, you will no longer be able to purchase NCoin on the Aion website--only Black Cloud Coin. The new currency functions exactly the same as NCoin, but will be exclusive to Aion. Other NCSOFT games will continue to use NCoin.

If you have an NCoin balance (with a minimum of 10 NCoin) that you want to spend on Aion after October 24, you will be able to convert it to Black Cloud Coin for a 1:1 ratio through the Black Cloud Marketplace in-game. The store will automatically detect if you have an NCoin balance and a window will pop up asking you to convert NCoin to Black Cloud Coin. The exchange service will be available for a few months so all players can adjust to the new currency. There are no plans to allow the conversion of Black Cloud Coin back into NCoin.





To learn more about Black Cloud Coin and other features in the Aion: Awakened Legacy update, we’ll be previewing the content during our livestream on Friday, October 19 at 11:00am PDT at Twitch.com/Aion. See you then!
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Aion: Awakened Legacy - Item and System Changes





Aion: Awakened Legacy update arrives in a couple of weeks, and to prepare you for the update there are several impactful systems changes you should be aware of. Check out the highlights below and stay tuned for the full patch notes available as we near the launch on October 24.



Equipment and Accessories
  1. Equipment will now use a rarity progression of Ancient, Legendary, and Ultimate. This also applies to items that use rarity.
  2. With the rarity change, characters will be granted new gear based on their current gear. Click here to see the list. Characters will keep their current gear along with receiving the new gear after the game update.
  3. Equipment will be explicitly divided into PvE and PvP equipment, which determines how it can be acquired and powered up.


Enchanting
  1. Enchanting gear no longer breaks when the enchantment fails.
  2. Equipment and accessories will use either PvE or PvP Enchantment Stones, which is determined by the type of equipment (PvE or PvP).
  3. Supplements can no longer be used and can be sold to the vendor for Kinah.


Socketing
  1. Most equipment will need to have their Manastone sockets unlocked before they can have Manastones added. Slots can be unlocked with Manastone Fasteners. The amount of Fasteners required will be based on the level and rarity of the gear, as well as how many slots have already been unlocked on it.


Crafting and Gathering
  1. The old crafting disciplines will be removed.
  2. Aethertapping will be removed, but Essencetapping will remain.
  3. The Aetherforging craft list will change. Players will be able to craft both craft both PvE and PvP equipment and accessories of various rarities.


Luna
  1. The number and type of craftable items in Karunerk’s Workshop in Luna will be changing. You will also be able to craft PvE Enchantment Stones, Aetherforging crafting materials, and more.
  2. Luna will replace the bonus instance entry scrolls. You’ll be able to use Luna to add additional instance entries. Scrolls currently in the game can still be used up.
  3. Kutana’s Teleport Station will be added, allowing players to spend Luna to teleport to strategic areas quickly.

Transformation
  1. The Transformation system is a new system that will allow you to transform into a powerful being for a short time, granting bonus stats.
  2. There are different grades of Transformations which players can earn from Transformation Contracts. Higher grades provide better stats, but have a shorter duration.
  3. Transformations will be permanently unlocked account-wide via a Transformation Contract. To use a Transformation, players need a Transformation Scroll.
  4. Transformation Contracts and Scrolls can be purchased from the Gold Sand Traders for Kinah. Other means to obtain them will be made available in the future.


Cubic
  1. The new Cubics system will provide you with permanent stat boosts for a character through the use of Cubicles.
  2. Cubicles can be acquired through Qubrinerk’s Workshop as well as other means.
  3. There are many types of Cubicles, and you can see the various stats awarded from the Cubic menu.

Item Changes
  1. Many consumables including power shards, crafting recipes and buff scrolls will be obsolete and automatically sold or removed upon login. Full item details will be available later.
  2. +5 Essence Cores will automatically be exchanged for Gold Ingots. Essence Cores lower than +5 will be immediately removed from players’ inventories.
  3. Gold Ingot is a new token that can be used to purchase items from the new Gold Sand Traders. Kinah can be exchanged for Gold Ingots.



Keep an eye out for additional articles and features explaining the biggest and best changes coming to Aion: Awakened Legacy—arriving October 24!
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Power Up Week & All Boosts






Starting on October 10, Power Up Week and All Boosts will be running for the next two weeks. Read on for full details!

Power Up Week

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



You’ll be able to stock up on items you may need by visiting the in-game store or web store.

All Boosts

All the boosts you know and love will be activated at once. These server-wide bonus buffs will help you with leveling, crafting, drops, and AP!
  • 400% bonus EXP gain
  • 100% bonus crafting EXP
  • 100% bonus AP gain
  • 100% bonus drop rate
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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

End of the World Event




Ereshkigal’s fury will soon be unleashed upon Atreia. Many of the zones and instances we’ve grown fond of will be destroyed by her rage. Before Ereshkigal unleashes her devastating attack, you’ll be able to visit some of these instances one last time and be generously rewarded.

How To Patricipate

In select instances, monsters you kill inside will have a chance to drop an [Event] Apocalyptic Chest. Killing the instance bosses will have a significantly higher chance to drop the chest as well. The Apocalyptic Chest will be rewarded to the party member with the highest roll. Getting the loot inside is simple, just open the chest and be rewarded!


In some instances however, the Apocalyptic Chest will only drop from the instance boss. These instances have been marked with an asterisk.

Instances
  • Danuar Sanctuary
  • Ophidan Bridge
  • Linkgate Foundry
  • Danuar Reliquary
  • Illuminary Obelisk*
  • Seized Danuar Sanctuary
  • Sauro Supply Base
  • Infernal Danuar Reliquary
  • Infernal Illuminary Obelisk*
  • Infinity Shard
  • The Eternal Bastion
  • Archives of Eternity
  • Drakenseer's Lair
  • Adma's Fall
  • Theobomos Test Chamber
  • Fallen Poeta*
  • Trials of Eternity

Rewards
  • Caeus Weapon Box
  • Caeus Armor Box
  • Berdin's Lucky Star (x3)
  • Omega Enchantment Stone
  • Tempering Solution
  • Omega Enchantment Stone (x3)
  • Tempering Solution (x3)
  • +12 Manastone Selection Bundle
  • Gray Wolf Mark (x50)
  • Master Harvester's Wings
  • Distorted Sunayaka's Weapon Box
  • Pure Empyrean Plume Box
  • Heavy Stigma Box
  • Master Harvester's Armor Box
  • Master Harvester's Weapon Box
  • Master Harvester's Accessory Box
  • Master Harvester's Hat Box



Be quick! The End of the World event will end October 24 with the launch of Aion: Awakened Legacy.
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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Aion: Awakened Legacy - Lakrum & New Instances





When Ereshkigal gathered enough power, she destroyed the Abyss, and in that process sent its fragmented islands into Atreia. As the skies darken, all would have been lost if not for the sacrifice of Archdaevas—protecting what could be saved. What was familiar is now lost; uninhabitable and destroyed. Survivors rebuilt, and have discovered an ancient land with new secrets to tell.

New Zone: Lakrum

Lakrum is an ancient land, created by Aion centuries ago and protected by the Jotun. At the center of this ancient, forest-covered area, Aion built a grand temple to house a divine relic imbued with Aion’s divine magic. Ereshkigal has caught wind of the relic’s powers.

Once you reach level 75, you’ll continue your journey to Lakrum. Exploring this ancient land will take you to level 80; but remember, Lakrum is dense with both friend and foe alike—all fighting to gain power. You’ll need to be ready for anything that comes your way.



Sitting at the north of Lakrum, and nested in Shaded Pine Forest, is Lakrum Fortress. This fortress is key to maintaining power in the region, so it’s highly desired by Asmodians, Elyos, and the Balaur. Artifacts scattered around the area can also be vital in capturing and controlling the fortress. Claim the fortress to bring a strategic advantage, and rewards, to your side.

New Instances


Primeth’s Forge

Level 80 - 6 members - 4 Entries per week

Rewards: Legendary & Ultimate Armor, Plumes, PvE Enchantment Stones



The Jotun protecting the relic have been turned to stone, and Frigida, under Ereshkigal’s orders, is using Primeth to createa weapon capable of containing the relic’s pure divine energy. Venture into Primeth’s Forge to wake the Jotun and stop Frigida!

Qubrinerk’s Cubic Workshop

Level 80 - 1 Member - 7 Entries per week

Rewards: Cubicles

The Shugo scientist, Qubrinerk, was working on “Cubics”— concentrated Aether capable of making any Daeva more powerful—until Shulacks raided it and took control of the lab. With the help of Qubrinerk’s Mercenaries, enter Qubrinerk’s Cubic Workshop to help rid her of her Shulack problem and be rewarded. Nyerk.

Updated Instances

Infernal Drakenspire Depths is an updated and more difficult version of Drakenspire Depths. This instance will offer some of the best equipment you can get, but you’ll only be able to enter if your faction controls Lakrum Fortress.

Some more familiar instances can be found in Lakrum, and have been updated for the higher level cap with new rewards and higher difficulty.



Instance
Details
Rewards
Mirash Sanctum
Solo
Level 76+
5 entries per week

Ancient Accessories, Plumes
Cradle of Eternity
3 members
Level 78+
5 entries per week
Ancient Weapons/Armor/Accessories, Plumes, PvE Enchantment Stones
Frozen Monolith

6 members
Level 80
5 entries per week
Legendary Armor, Plumes, PvE Enchantment Stones
Bastion of Souls
6 members
Level 80
5 entries per week
Legendary Weapon/Accessories, PvE Enchantment  Stones
Infernal Drakenspire Depths

12 members
Level 80
2 entries per week
Faction control Lakrum Fortress
Legendary & Ultimate Weapons/Accessories, PvE Enchantment Stones


Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the launch of Aion: Awakened Legacy on October 24.
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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Aion: Awakened Legacy Arrives October 24






The next major update for Aion arrives in just a few weeks, with amazing improvements to almost all major game systems and features. Aion: Awakened Legacy brings a refreshing and simplified experience for Daevas old and young, promising to create a streamlined and more enjoyable experience regardless of your experience with the game. If you’ve never played Aion before—or if you’re looking to return—there’s no better time than with this update.

Visit the Aion: Awakened Legacy update page to register your account to receive a free Awakened Gala Gift Pack to help your Daeva take its first steps in the new update.


Level Cap Raised to 80

Characters can now access new skills and abilities as they increase their power to level 80.
Leveling Campaign Revamped

The landscape has changed, offering new pathways and blocking old ones. The leveling campaign has been completely reworked to improve quest and progression flow, as well as increase how quickly a character can achieve max-level.

New Zone – Lakrum



A vast new land, dotted with long-forgotten ruins, has been discovered. Populated by mysterious new creatures and a solemn fortress guarded by the Jotun, the area known as Lakrum beckons adventurers to discover its secrets.

New Instance – Primeth’s Forge



Ereshkigal’s troops have invaded the home and workshop of the Jotun’s greatest smith: Primeth. Brave the dangers of an active forge, liberate Primeth, and discover the true intent of Ereshkigal’s plans before it’s too late.

Transformations



Assume the appearance and power of creatures, monsters, and even a divine being, boosting your stats for a short time. By collecting multiple transformations of the same tier you can combine them to achieve truly incredible feats of combat prowess.

Cubics

With the update we’re introducing a new Cubics system that can permanently increase your character’s stats. Within the new region of Lakrum, max level characters can traverse a portal to Qubrinerk’s Cubic Lab for a chance to obtain the magical Cubicles. Cubicles can then be stored in Cubics, which provide permanent stat increases.

Daevanion Skills

Characters at max level will have the ability to further customize their builds for PvE and PvP combat through skill specializations called Daevanion Skills. These are able to be switched at any time out of combat, allowing you to customize your approach to each and every encounter.

Infernal Drakenspire Depths

The regular Drakenspire Depths is being integrated into the revamped leveling campaign as a solo dungeon. A new more difficult version of the raid—Infernal Drakenspire Depths—is once again an endgame raid, offering the most powerful gear in the game.

Equipment & Enchanting


With the vast changes coming in Aion: Awakened Legacy, an entirely new item-grade system in will impact a few systems. There are only three quality levels of new gear—Ancient, Legendary, and Ultimate—which reduces much of the complexity built up over past releases. Gear is also now strictly PvE or PvP focused, with each type of gear earnable only from that type of content. Enchanting is also specific to PvE and PvP, allowing you to specifically customize your character for the content you’re interested in.

Rifts

The ability to Rift is back! Rifts are once again specific to level ranges, and restrict higher level characters from entering lower level Rifts. Lower level characters can still enter higher Rifts, encouraging groups and Legions to help support their members for higher level rewards.

Sieges



Sieges are being reverted to a pre-Coalition version, putting the focus back on Legions and Leagues. We’re also reducing the number of sieges down to two: Lakrum Fortress and Divine Fortress.



These changes and a lot more will be explored through in-depth feature articles from now until Aion: Awakened Legacy releases on October 24. You also won’t want to miss our update overview livestream the Friday before release, at 11am PDT on October 19. Be sure to follow us on Twitterand Facebook to know the minute we post a feature preview or promotion.
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