Friday, February 24, 2017

Aion 5.3 Update Coming on March 8





Ereshkigal's Dredgions are en route, and the Arena of Tenacity doors are preparing to open. The Aion 5.3 update will arrive on March 8, 2017!

Click here for our preview of the Arena of Tenacity and the Dredgion Defense. Also included in this update are new systems and items, such as Essence Cores, Empyrean Bracelets, and much more. There is something for all Daevas in this update so stay tuned for more information!
Read rest of entry

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Dredgion Defense and Arena of Tenacity Preview





Dredgion Defense

With the reawakening of the Tower of Eternity, the Aetheric field around Atreia has started to weaken. From her slumber deep within the Abyss, Ereshkigal sensed this weakness, and has dispatched an elite fleet of Dredgions to the capital cities in an act unheard of since before the Cataclysm. Work together with your fellow Daevas to protect your home!

Every Sunday after the update, Archdaevas will be able to queue for the Dredgion Defense for Sanctum and Pandemonium. The first 384 players to queue will be teleported into the starting area in their faction’s capital city. Regardless if the Dredgion Defense is full or not, the instance will start after a few minutes. The goal of the Defense is to earn as many points as possible by stopping the invading forces.

Players must work together and focus on several objectives simultaneously to defend their city. Ranks are awarded after defeating the boss, Zedas, followed by a direct assault on the Dredgion flagship for extra rewards. The difficulty of this final phase is determined by your score in the defense. Successful defenses will awards all players that participated in the instance with materials, consumables, and new equipment.



Arena of Tenacity

Archdaevas can enter the Arena of Tenacity, a new tournament-format Arena. Up to 32 players can join each instance of the Arena, and will be put head-to-head in a 1v1, single-elimination tournament (multiple tournaments can run simultaneously). Players will be moved to the Crucible of Tenacity first, and will be automatically seeded for matches. In the Crucible, there are various NPCs and players can also spectate other matches while waiting for your turn. Spectator mode is only available from within the instance. Victory allows you to continue to fight the next opponent, and defeat will eject you from the Arena.

Each match excluding the finals is a timed best-of-three contest, with the first player to score two points moving to the next round. The finals match is a best-of-five, where the first to three points wins. Points are earned by killing your opponent, but if the time limit runs out while the players are tied in points, a two minute sudden death round will begin. If the players are both still alive after that, then the player who dealt more damage will win. Rewards will be given based on how far you advance in the tournament, with the winner receiving the most fabulous prizes!

The Arena of Tenacity will have seasons lasting for nine weeks, followed by a one week break. Every Arena of Tenacity tournament you participate in will count towards your ranking for the season, and when the season ends you will be given rewards of Kinah, AP, and GP based on your final placement.





Aion 5.3 is coming soon. Stay tuned for more information and our release date announcement next week!
Read rest of entry

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Kromede's Revenge Event



It is said that there is still treasure hidden in the Fire Temple for Daevas that are brave enough to explore it. Talk to Annaerunerk to follow the three adventurers into the Smoldering Fire Temple to see which treasurers and dangers await you.

- 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 for free once per day and you can unlock additional entries with the Smoldering Fire Temple Bonus Entry Scrolls on the store. When you enter the instance, you will find three adventurers named Irish, Shine, and Stomper. Each adventurer have unique abilities that can only be used in the instance so be sure to decide among your party who will choose who. 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, then defeat as many waves of monsters including the boss, Kromede, as you can in the allotted time for points. After eight minutes, you will be given a grade based on your group’s points which will determine how many Smoldering Fire Temple Treasure Chest Keys you obtain. You can use the one key to open the Elegant Treasure Chest or use three keys to open Dazzling Treasure Chest. You have a chance of receiving an Elite Treasure Chest from both the Dazzling and Elegant Chests. Combine 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. Treasure Chests do not disappear when you leave the instance, however the Smoldering Fire Temple Treasure Chest Keys you obtain will!

- Rewards -

Elegant Treasure Chest:


Berdin's Lucky Star

Vital Recovery Serum (x5)


Level Reduction Stone

Enchantment Stone


Omega Enchantment Stone

Tempering Solution


Skill Boost Reassignment Scroll

Funshroom's Stone (x5)


Phantom Tiger's Stone (x5)

Broken Crystal Ball


Major Ancient Crown (x3)

Blood Medal (x2)


Blood Medal (x6)

Blood Medal (x10)


Blood Medal (x2)

Blood Medal (x6)


Large Greater Supplements Bag (Mythic) (x2)

Stigma Sack


Stigma Sack

[Event] Elite Composite Manastone Bundle


[Event] Elite Composite Manastone Bundle

Tike Manastone Bundle: +3


Tike Manastone Bundle: +6

Enchantment Stone Dust (x500)


Locked Elite Treasure Chest

Smoldering Fire Temple Bonus Entry Scroll





Dazzling Trasure Chest:


Feline Hood

Vital Recovery Serum (x5)


Berdin's Lucky Star

Level Reduction Stone


Enchantment Stone

Omega Enchantment Stone


Tempering Solution

Skill Boost Reassignment Scroll


Funshroom's Stone (x5)

Phantom Tiger's Stone (x5)


Broken Crystal Ball

Major Ancient Crown (x3)


Blood Mark (x10)

Ancient Coin (x30)


Blood Medal (x2)

Blood Medal (x6)


Blood Medal (x10)

Large Greater Supplements Bag (Mythic) (x2)


Stigma Sack

[Event] Elite Composite Manastone Bundle


Major Felicitous Socketing Box (Mythic)

Tike Manastone Bundle: +3


Tike Manastone Bundle: +6

Tike Manastone Bundle: +9


Pure Empyrean Plume Box

Provenence Weapon Box


Enchantment Stone Dust (x500)

Locked Elite Treasure Chest


Smoldering Fire Temple Bonus Entry Scroll



Elite Treasure Chest:


Provenance Weapon Box

Major Felicitous Socketing Box


Tempering Solution (x1)

Omega Enchantment Stone


Pure Plume Chest

Tike Manastone Bundle: +9


Feline Hood

Tempering Solution (x2)


Omega Enchantment Stone (x2)

Puppy Knight Bork’s Egg


Tike Manastone Bundle: +6

Enchantment Stone (x5)


Skill Reset Scroll

Level Reduction Stone




Hurry and explore the Smoldering Fire Temple while you still have time! Annaerunerk will only be willing to send you there until March 8, 2017.
Read rest of entry

The Mysterious Enchanter Event





Luxrinerk is the most fabulous shugo around and she has the wares to prove it. For a low kinah price, you can own one or more of Luxrinerk's items, but don’t be fooled; to de-mystify Luxrinerk’s wares you must enchant them to a required enchantment level. For the duration of the event, enchant these mysterious mystic items to receive the permanent version!


- How to Participate -

Purchase an armor, weapon, and/or accessory box from Luxrinerk. Luxrinerk can be found in both capital cities, Pandaemonium and Sactum. Armor and weapons from Luxrinerk are pre-enchanted to level 10. You can “rent” the equipment from her for the duration of the event, or go for the best by enchanting the armor and weapon to +15 or +18, +5 or +7 for accessories. At the end of the event, all items not enchanted to the minimum level required for an exchange will return to the Abyss with Luxrinerk!

- Exchange Table -

The following items will be exchanged for its equivilent.

Asmodians


Item Type

Prefix

Type

Level

Result


Accessories

Mystic Sauro Commander's

Tempering

5

Sauro Commander's


Accessories

Mystic Archon Commander's

Tempering

5

Shepherd's


Accessories

Mystic Archon Commander's

Tempering

7

Special Elite Ambassador's


Headgear

Mystic Archon Executor's

Tempering

5

Ambassador's


Headgear

Mystic Archon Executor's

Tempering

7

Elite Overlord


Weapons

Mystic Archon Functionary's

Enchantment

15

Special Ambassador's


Weapons

Mystic Archon Functionary's

Enchantment

18

Special Elite Ambassador's


Armor

Mystic Archon Official's

Enchantment

15

Overlord Armor


Armor

Mystic Archon Official's

Enchantment

18

Elite Overlord


Armor

Mystic Archon Functionary's

Enchantment

15

Special Emissary's


Armor

Mystic Archon Functionary's

Enchantment

18

Special Elite Ambassador's




Elyos


Item Type

Prefix

Type

Level

Result


Accessories

Mystic Sauro Commander's

Tempering

5

Sauro Commander's


Accessories

Mystic Guardian Commander's

Tempering

5

Custodian's


Accessories

Mystic Guardian Commander's

Tempering

7

Special Elite Emissary's


Headgear

Mystic Guardian Executor's

Tempering

5

Emissary's


Headgear

Mystic Guardian Executor's

Tempering

7

Elite Evangale


Weapons

Mystic Guardian Functionary's

Enchantment

15

Special Emissary's


Weapons

Mystic Guardian Functionary's

Enchantment

18

Special Elite Emissary's


Armor

Mystic Guardian Official's

Enchantment

15

Evangale Armor


Armor

Mystic Guardian Official's

Enchantment

18

Elite Evangale


Armor

Mystic Guardian Functionary's

Enchantment

15

Special Emissary's


Armor

Mystic Guardian Functionary's

Enchantment

18

Special Elite Emmisary's




During the event period, enchanting armor and weapons will also receive the benefit of only losing one enchantment level should the enchantment fail. This only applies to enchanting gear with enchantment stones; tempering is unaffected. Archdaeva gear is also unaffected.

The enchantment buff only applies to enchanting before max level. Any enchanting failure after maximum level is unaffected. Omega Enchantment stones already have this effect and do not receive any additional benefits.

Any items sucessfully enchanted to the required enchantment level will be converted during the next maintenance. That means no waiting around for the event to end to receive the real item!


- Rewards -

Successfully enchanting the items to the required enchantment levels listed in the table above will be exchanged for the listed item. For the first exchange (2/22), only items in the private warehouse will be swapped over for the exchanged version. If you're in the process of enchanting, you do not have to worry about having your mystic item exchanged if you were not ready. For the second a
Read rest of entry

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Weekly Server Maintenance - February 8, 2017, 6:00 AM Central



There will be a scheduled maintenance period tomorrow, Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM Central Time. The game servers will be unavailable for approximately 3 hours.

- Changes -
  1. Routine website and server maintenance.
  2. Omega Unbound Enchantment will continue.
  3. Broken Hearts event will continue for one more week.

Be sure to follow @L2andAionOps for server updates. Thank you for your patienc
Read rest of entry

Sunday, February 5, 2017

New to 66+? Heres some tips on getting started!



 Since i see many many questions about these topics i thought i would answer some important inquiries. Here are a few starter tips I have gathered mainly from annoying the shit out of my legion with questions.



•LEVELING - first i want to mention how to get berdins amulets. These give 100% xp gain from monsters for 1 hour and are very easy to get. First create a character on the same account and server as your main character. At the first town you run into in poeta there is a pink quest that asks you to get a pilt headband in exchange for 3 of these berdins amulets. Simply buy it from the Black Cloud Marketplace for 0 nccoin, yes 0, and turn it in for three 100% xp amulets. Now, all you have to do is transfer these to your main through the warehouse, which will require you to get to sanctum. Continue leveling until level 9 when you get the "Ascension" quest, after that quest you will be in sanctum and can transfer it over. This whole process can be repeated infinite times and normally takes me around 20 minutes. I highly recommend you use these with your 2 daily Fissure of Oblivion runs, as they take about 30 minutes each.



-Fissure of Oblivion If you dont know what this is, you need to know. Single best source of xp I have been able to find by a large margin. You are given 2 entrances a day, my suggestion is to use your double xp and kill EVERYTHING except the last boss as he is fairly difficult and gives you nothing worthwhile for the time he takes. You can easily kill everything within 25 minutes each run and is the best bang for buck from your XP amulet. The 3 big fat mini bosses alone give 70mil each xp on double. Its pretty straight forward, i use the fire transform to kill normal groups, and whatever fatty type is, use the counter transform. If you dont know which transform to use, type in fissure of oblivion on youtube and it will show you.



-lluma 100m xp dailies Ever see a group LFM lluma 100m xp? or Primordial dailys and wonder what it is? Yeah i did for a while to. There are 4 quests on a bulletin board in town that give 22m or so exp each. Pick these up, join a group. These require you to kill 3 elite type monsters each from the 4 surrounding camps. If you are level 66-69 you will have a pretty hard time hitting these monsters as they are level 74/75 but if you are lucky enough to have some group members carry you, this is another decent source of xp.



-luna cube Taki's missions. The moon looking icon close to your minimap is the entry for these. One is a weekly and one is a daily. They give you xp at the very end, not a ton but still a decent enough chunk to make these worth doing daily, along with the extra rewards they give. They are very easy, you can honestly AFK the daily one and still get an A. I usually do this when i shower every day (takes about 10 minutes).



Doing these every day will catch you up pretty fast, I am a filthy casual and work full time so i usually only have time for these daily for leveling. If you want faster you can always do other quests, or simply grind mobs. Uber fast would be buying fissure of oblivion reset scrolls and running it over and over on bonus xp.



•PVP GEARING -The tiers here for armor seem to be - Blood Mark - Blood Medal - Arena - (new 5.3 AP gear?) -for accessories - Blood Mark - IDL - Boundless - (new 5.3 AP gear?) I left out lvl 65 AP gear on purpose. It is still very good, 2 star armor is i think slightly better than blood medal, and 4 star accessories are slightly better then IDL, but if you have these you are probably not a beginner. 5.3 is bringing new lvl 75 AP gear that is sure to be good for pvp.



-ABUSE EVENTS. Now, probably the most effective way for a beginner to gear decently, quickly, is to abuse events. Most if not all of them give blood marks and blood medals very commonly. Different events have different ways of farming the event items, but most of the time it involves just running easy dungeons. It took me 1 week to get an entire blood medal set simply by opening snowballs and selling everything I got from them. I bought up +7 snowballs (which had a 100% chance to give you either blood marks or blood medals) and opened them, I sold anything extra I got from them, and if they upgraded to +10 then I sold the +10 snowball. I usually broke even, but if not then I farmed a few dungeons to get more snowballs etc etc. Now, this is an example of 1 event, but a majority of the events have the same capabilities, and figuring out the most efficient way, is up to you. This can quickly net you a blood medal set which is a very good starter set.



-Armor/Weapon grind. The easiest way to grind blood marks is to do all the weekly quests in the upper abyss. These can be done in a few hours and net you around 250 if I remember correctly blood marks. On top of that, most of the dungeons will also give blood marks, Linkgate foundry is one of the quickest, and easy solo dungeon that you can do for blood marks and ancient coins, do it daily. Blood medals take a very long time to grind out with quests, really the best way to get them is to abuse events. You can get blood mark gear, and then upgrade it to blood medal later once you get enough.



-Arenas are in the kaisenal academy accessible through sanctum. You can do each arena(1v1, a 3v3, and a 8 person FFA) 5 times each a week. Do these every week and try to win. The better you do the more valor insignias you get, which are used to buy the arena gear. You also get a good amount of GP from these.



-Arena gear much better than blood medal? Arena gear is better mainly because you can put archdaeva manastones in it. I am pretty sure +5 or above archdaeva manastones will come out well on top of the old ones for every class, but they get hella expensive. Good luck with +9's or even +7's. Arena gear, like all other archdaeva gear, although easy to pass upgrades, will BREAK if you fail an upgrade. I have yolo upgraded with normal enchant stones, and out of 4 pieces 2 of them made it to +10 and the other 2 broke at around +5. I suggest slowly working on this set, as a good one wont come quickly unless you shell out a lot of cash.



-Accessories I suggest pick up BM accessories until you can afford IDL accessories. you should be running IDL(idgel dome landmark) twice a day. Try and find a good group, but they can be pretty picky and you may have to pug it and hope to god you match against worse people. You have a chance to get IDL accessories from the winners box here. Boundless are insanely expensive right now and as far as I know only come from the current event so AP accessories/IDL are currently very good.



•PVE GEARING -Archdaevas ancient coin gear is really the staple PVE gear, and fairly cheap to get. I honestly PVE in my PVP gear and havent bothered with an ancient coin set, but farming dungeons like linkgate foundry and some daily/weekly quests will net you a decent amount of ancient coins. Remember that this gear will break if you fail an enchantment. Wish I could help here but I really dont PVE much besides the normal EB/IS for glory etc. But the ancient coin gear is good enough to get you in mostly everywhere. The newer high end 5.0 dungeons that give better gear are fairly hard from what i've heard and require you to be higher level. I have not done any of these and have no information on them, sorry.



•ENCHANT/MANASTONE/TEMPER/CONDITION/PLUME



-Enchantment stones. The normal enchantment stones are pretty cheap, and can be used to easily +10 your blood mark, or +15 your blood medal gear. +10 to +15 is a bit annoying, but depending on your funds, atleast get it to +10. Omega enchantment stones have a higher chance, and good critical success chance, but cost a lot more. I suggest only using omegas on archdaeva gear as it is really easy and cheaper to +10 the other ones with normal enchant stones.



-Manastones The old enchantment stones (+28 MB) etc are pretty cheap now and will work well in your blood mark and blood medal gear. The new stones (Knowledge +7) etc are very expensive but also very good, and can be put in any archdaeva gear. If you have a full set of +9's, you will probably be a god in pvp.



-Tempering Tempering is very good for pvp, but also very expensive. I suggest not tempering blood mark accessories but waiting until you have atleast IDL to temper. Using temporing solutions (mainly found from events and rarely from bosses) these are used to upgrade your accessories. Each upgrade gives 0.5% - 0.7% pvp attack or defense depending on the type. Each item can be upgraded as high as +7? I think is the highest I have seen. Also very expensive, but at +7 rocking a 3.5% boost per item gives you a solid boost.



-Plume Your plume gives you main stat (attack/crit/MB/MA) and HP and is upgraded with temporing solutions. I really don't know when you should be upgrading this over your gear, but I currently have a +5 because I was able to buy it really cheap. If you can get a +10 and morph it to the gold plume, you are much richer than me.



-Conditioning Conditioning for your blood medal/arena/archdaeva gear requires Kinah, for a temporary boost to your stats. The boost decays as you use the items in combat (much like a durability system in most games) and need to be payed to recharge them again. These give a large amount of stats and are basically required for pvp. Think about it like durability and repairing your gear. If you dont want to waste the conditioning, as it can get pretty expensive, have other gear to swap to when you dont need to use your better gear.



MEEEEEEEE! I have been back for about a month now as of writing this. Starting as a fresh level 65 with basically no gear and 0 gp. I am now almost 2 star officer, and 10% away from level 70. I am using full blood medal +13 to +15 armor, and one piece of arena armor +10 with +5 knowledge stones. My accessories are all IDL and +1 tempored. I am currently working on temporing my accessories, and trying to raise my rank while accumulating AP and medals preparing for 5.3. I work more than full time so I dont play all day, I mainly to dailies/weeklies and then farm events. I am by no means an expert on any of this, and I would say my gear is average at best. There are many more things out there that I have not wrote about here, but this is a good start for anyone questioning on where to go after 65.



If you have any questions you can message me ingame beritra elyos - trickslol
Read rest of entry

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Broken Hearts Event 2017





No Daeva should spend this time of the year with a broken heart. Venture out and collect heart pices from instances to spell LOVE. Combining these pieces will give you a Mended Heart which yields lovely prizes! Heart pieces are also tradeable so you can even give them to someone special!


- HOW TO PARTICIPATE -

Instance monsters will have a chance to drop Broken Heart Boxes. These boxes will give you a random heart piece, with the Broken Heart: E being slightly rarer. Combine the four required pieces to spell LOVE and create the Mended Heart. Open the Heart for a random reward.

Broken Heart Boxes and the Broken Heart: E are available on the store. You can also purchase one Broken Heart Box every day during the event for 1 NCoin.



- LOCATIONS -

Mobs from the following instance will have a chance to drop Broken Heart Boxes.


Rentus Base

Tiamat Stronghold


Raksang Ruins

Dragon Lord's Refuge


Hidden Kysis Barracks

Hidden Miren Barracks


Hidden Krotan

Danuar Sanctuary


Ophidan Bridge

Linkgate Foundry


Sealed Danuar Mysticarium

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


Fissure of Oblivion




- REWARDS -

Collect and combine the four heart pieces from the Broken Heart Boxes to make a Mended Heart. Open the Mended Heart for one of the the following prizes:


Enchantment Stone Dust (x500)

Plastic Surgery Ticket


Level Reduction Stone

Berdin's Lucky Star


Skill Boost Reassignment Scroll

Ancient Coin (x20)


Blood Mark (x10)

Blood Medal x10


Tempering Solution

Omega Enchantment Stone


Upgraded Blessed Recovery Serum Bundle

Major Ancient Crown


Harehood Costume

Enamored Tiger Transformation Candy Box


Major Felicitous Socketing Box (Mythic)

+6 Manastone Bundle


[Event] Daevanion Armor Box

[Event] Daevanion Weapon Box


Stigma Sack

Large Greater Supplements Bag (Eternal) (x2)


Large Greater Supplements Bag (Mythic) (x2)






Repair these broken hearts today and take home some prizes. Event begins after maintenance on February 1 and ends February 15, 2017.
Read rest of entry
 
Casino Australia Australia's Best Online Casinos - Top Casinos 4 Australians - Australia's biggest casino bonuses is the number one source of information for players of all levels. They pride ourselves on creating a one-stop shop for well-researched and unbiased gambling information
Top online casino games from Golden Riviera Casino ™. Rated Australia's best online casino site for 2015. Get Online Casino Australia Get $500 Free at Golden Riviera Casino You can play all their top casino games on android, iOS as well as any other smartphone. And you can use one account to play on your mobile from anywhere in Australia.

Australian Online Casino Gambling

Gambling fans who reside in Australia and are seeking sites in which to indulge in playing online pokies and similar type online casino games may like to visit Download Online Pokies the #1 rated Australian online casinos guide for a listing of top rated gambling sites that offer free play and real money gambling action.
Aion Guides | Aion Strategies © 2009