Thursday, April 19, 2018

Store Update - April 18, 2018



As spring is here it's time to do a little spring cleaning! Available now in the shop you'll be able to pick up some armor skins that you may have missed!

Primal Spirit Helmet Skins




Forest Denku Armor Skins Sandwash Tomil Armor Skins Sea Feast Armor Skins






Also available for just two weeks until May 2 are bundles for those that can't get enough instances at discount prices!

Greatist Hits Scroll Bundle - 20% Discount
Eternal Bastion Bonus Entry Scroll (x5)
Infinity Shard Bonus Entry Scrolls (x5)
Fissure of Oblivion Bonus Entry Scroll (x5)
Instance Entry Boost Pack (x1)



Extra Value Scroll Bundle - 10% Discount
Sauro Supply Base Bonus Entry Scroll (x5)
Danar Reliquary Bonus Entry Scroll (x5)
Tiamat Stronghold Bonus Entry Scroll (x5)
Occupied Rentus Base Bonus Entry Scroll (x5)
Drakenspire Depths Bonus Entry Scroll (x5)
Fallen Poeta Bonus Entry Scroll (x5)

Visit our in-game shop or web store for all available items.
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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Daeva Dash Event





Grab your aether shoes, Daeva Dash is a new 3v3 race that pits Elyos against Asmodians for rewards and glory. Gogorunerk has discovered an island full of treasure and is sending all Daevas there willing to assist him in gathering it.

How To Participate
  • Levels 51+
  • Available twice daily and four times daily for Entry Boost Pack holders.

Once the event begins you’ll be able to find Gogorunerk waiting in Norsvold and Iluma. Speak with Gogorunerk to get his quest and learn more about a mysterious island he discovered, which he says is full of treasure. After receiving his quest you can queue for Gogonerk’s Gauntlet using the Request Entry UI at the bottom of your screen. Gogorunerk also provides a repeatable quest for Daevas level 51 or higher which provides one Greater Running Scroll (1 hour). Every five times you complete the quest, it gives a box which contains one Ornate Treasure Chest Key.

Once inside, there will be four different Heroes for you to transform in to. Each Hero will grant unique abilities to help during the race, but only one of each Hero can be picked per team.

HEROES
Shield of the Ancient Hero
This Hero’s abilities will allow you to persevere through the difficulties of the course.

Shoes of the Ancient Hero
Avoiding traps, disappearing into fog, and dashing to victory is how this Hero finds victory.

Trap of the Ancient Hero
This deceptive Hero’s abilities will let you ensnare the opposing team to stop them in their tracks.

Hook of the Ancient Hero
If grabbing and disabling the opposing team is your thing, then this ancient Hero is a sure pick.



Once all the Heroes are picked, the doors will open and the Daeva Dash race will begin! There will be many surprises along the way and lots of various terrain to cross. You’ll need to make sure you’re ready to leap over obstacles, avoid pitfalls, fly, glide, ride your special mount, and even avoid zombies waiting to grab you! Always remember, sometimes it’s better to take it slow and do it right to avoid any costly mistakes.

Along the way, each team will be granted points for every member that crosses the various checkpoints, and extra points for crossing the finish line. At the end, the team with the most points will be victorious. The winning team will receive six Common Keys each while the losing team members will each receive three. Every participant will also be granted Abyss Points based on their team’s score.





At the end of the race, alongside the Common Treasure Chest, you’ll find the Ornate Treasure Chest, which can only be opened with Ornate Treasure Chest Key. If you’re looking to stock up on keys head over to the store to top up your supply here.

Also included in Daeva Dash will be a ranking system for the players with the most points, and every week the top racers will receive extra rewards.

Rewards

For a full list of rewards head over to the forums here.


Grab your most aetherletic friends, stretch those wings, and practice your jumping skills because Daeva Dash won’t be here for long! Gogorunerk and his Old Teleporter will be leaving April 18!
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Rainbow Snake Festival 2018





Hiss Chromatic Brilliance has returned to shower his disciples in gifts. Hiss benevolence will grant those that follow the virtues of the Rainbow Path with buffs and rewards. Rainbow Snake will only be in Atreia for five weeks, so be quick to bask in the glory of Hiss iridescence.

- How To Participate -
Blessing of the Prismatic Serpent

During the festival period, every Wednesday after the maintenance, Hebi Rumin will offer you an [Event] Rainbow Gift. The bundle offers one 1-Day costume for Rainbow Snake, Spotted Snake or Turquoise Snake. Wearing Hiss robes will bring you one step closer to the Rainbow One.




For the Glory of Rainbow Snake

Rainbow Snake is known for Hiss benevolence. Stay logged into the game and every hour you’re on, you’ll receive a scale from Hiss Chromatic Brilliance. There are three different scale colors, all acquirable by simply playing the game. After the first hour, you’ll receive the Blue Scale; the second hour, a Yellow Scale; and the third hour, a Red Scale. Right-click any of these scales to combine into the Brilliant Scale. You can exchange the Brilliant Scale with Baem Rumin for an [Event] Chromatic Gift.

Note: These scales are only available for level 30+.




*[Event] Blue Scale

Received after logged in the game for the first hour




*[Event] Yellow Scale

Received after logged in the game for the second hour




*[Event] Red Scale

Received after logged in the game for the third hour




*[Event] Bright Scale

Created after combining the three color scales





Scales can be acquired once per day with its daily reset at 9 AM server time. Additional scales can be picked up on the store.


Hiss Chromatic Gaze

Rainbow Snake has spoken to Hiss disciples Ahas Rumin and Serpente Rumin to buff Daevas during the festival. The disciples will work in shifts providing 2-hour buffs to all those who speak with them.






Boost

Availability


Serpente Rumin

*Increase item drop rate by 50%

*Increase gathering, extraction, & aethertapping by 100%

March 28 to April 18


Ahas Rumin

*Increase crafting by 100%

*Increase AP gain by 50%

April 18 to May 2




- Location -

All Rainbow Snake disciples are located in the capital cities near Temple of Gold or Hall of Prosperity.


- Rewards -

When you trade in the Bright Scale to Baem Rumin, she will give you an [Event] Chromatic Gift. Visit the forums to see the rewards available from the gift here.




Pay tribute to Rainbow Snake by visiting his disciples in game. Rainbow Snake Festival ends on May 2, 2018.
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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Flash Sale: Enchant-O-Rama





It's time for another flash sale! This weekend you'll be able to pick up everything you need to enchant! The servers will also have the illustrious buffs to help you enchant everything you need!

Enchanting Buffs
  • Failing to enchant a Stigma will result in a decrease of one enchantment level rather than the destruction of the item
  • Failing to temper accessories (Hats, Earrings, Necklaces, Rings, and Belts) will result in the decrease of one tempering level rather than the destruction of the item
  • Failing to enchant Essence Cores will result in the decrease of one enchantment level if using Omega Enchantment Stones rather than the destruction of the item

Flash Sale Items

  • Omega Enchantment Stones
  • Omega Enchantment Stone (x50) - 8,000 NCoin
  • Omega Enchantment Stone (x25) - 4,100 NCoin
  • Omega Enchantment Stone (x10) - 1,700 NCoin
  • Omega Enchantment Stone (x5) - 900 NCoin
  • Omega Enchantment Stone - 200 NCoin

Tempering Soulutions
  • Tempering Solution (x20) - 4,000 NCoin
  • Tempering Solution (x10) - 2,100 NCoin
  • Tempering Solution (x5) - 1,100 NCoin
  • Tempering Solution - 240 NCoin

Other Items
  • Heavy Stigma Box (x6) - 800 NCoin
  • Heavy Stigma Box - 160 NCoin
  • Essence Core - 300 NCoin
  • Minion Contract Bundle - 2,400 NCoin
  • Level Reduction Stone (x11) - 1,600 NCoin
  • Level Reduction Stone - 160 NCoin
  • Berdin's 100% XP Amulet V (x10) - 640 NCoin
  • Berdin's 100% XP Amulet V - 80 NCoin

The enchanting buffs and flash sale items will be around until 11:59 Pm Monday, March 26. you can find everything from the flash sale in our store here.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Triple EXP & 50% Drop Week





Greetings Daevas,

Starting Wednesday, March 21 after the maintenance Triple EXP and 50% Drop Rate will be activated for one week. Look below for full details!

March 21, 6 AM - March 27, 6 AM Server time
- 200% bonus EXP & 50% bonus drop rate

Happy leveling!
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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Luna Chest & Costume Rotation Favorites Flash Sale





Old costume rotation favorites and bonus Luna bundles have returned to the store for a few days only in a flash sale!


If there's a costume you wished you had but didn't get before, now's your chance!



The following costumes will be on sale until Sunday! Get them while you can.

Costumes:
  • Kumiho Silks
  • Kumiho Ears
  • Kumiho Tails
  • Raven General's Uniform
  • Raven General's Beak
  • Raven General's Mask
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Big Bad Wolf





You'll also be able to score bonus Luna with every bundle you buy!

Bundles:
  • Special Platinum Luna Chest (250 bonus Luna)
  • Special Golden Luna Chest (100 bonus Luna)
  • Special Silver Luna Chest (50 bonus Luna)
  • Special Wooden Luna Chest (20 bonus Luna)
  • Special Large Luna Bundle (5 bonus Luna)
  • Special Small Luna Bundle (1 bonus Luna)



Grab these items before the flash sale ends on March 21. You can find all items in the store here.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Return to Tiamaranta's Eye





In an effort to rebuild their legions, Tiamat’s remnant followers have discovered a way to open a time rift to the height of Tiamat’s power. Head back into Tiamaranta’s Eye to stop Tiamat’s forces.

How To Participate

Once the event begins you’ll be able to seek out Grimron in Pandaemonium or Marmara in Sanctum. Both NPCs will have a quest for you with details on how to infiltrate Tiamaranta’s Eye. Once inside the eye, you’ll be greeted with a slew of quests to complete - many repeatable or daily.

Inside the eye you’ll be able to defeat monsters you see for a chance to get Gold Protectorate Coins. The more difficult the monster is to defeat, the more coins you can receive. You’ll be able to exchange these coins at a merchant for prizes. Additionally, from monsters you will also have a chance to obtain Tiamaranta’s Eye Treasure Crate Keys which can be used on Treasure Chests hidden all over Tiamaranta’s Eye.

Governor Sunayaka can also be defeated for extra rewards. You’ll find him at different times throughout the day. Berserker Sunayaka will also appear, which is a more difficult but lucrative version of Commander Sunayaka.

Schedule


Sunayaka

Server Time


Governor Sunayaka

Weekdays 8pm


Berserker Sunayaka

Weekdays 11pm

Weekends 12pm & 11pm




Also, inside Tiamaranta’s Eye you’ll be able to speak with the opposite faction in say and shout chat, but don’t get too friendly though; it is a PvP zone!

Rewards

For a full list of rewards visit the forums here.



Revisit Tiamaranta’s eye to drive out Tiamat’s forces and collect the rewards it holds! Tiamaranta’s Eye will run from March 14 to April 11.
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Shugo Sweep 2018





Shugo Sweep has rolled back into Atreia! Grab your die, your lucky rabbits foot, and see what amazing prizes you can win!

How To Participate

After the maintenance tomorrow, March 14, you will find the Shugo Sweep icon in the bottom right portion of your screen. Clicking this icon will open up the Shugo Sweep game board where you will be able to roll the die and get rewarded with an item for the spot you land on. The item is immediately placed into your inventory and once you claim an item, you can’t land on that spot again. You can go around the board as many times as possible until you run out of available spots, at which point the board will be refreshed with new items.

Accounts with level 46+ characters will receive one free roll per event week after the maintenance. The board and dice pool are shared across all the characters on the account. If you are looking for additional rolls, you can purchase Golden Dice on the store. Additionally, a survey containing one Golden Die will be sent out to all players once per week after the maintenance, and if you are a Prestige Pack holder you will receive an additional Golden Die. If you want to reset the board before collecting all the items, you can purchase a Shuffle Card from the store to refresh the board immediately.

While progressing through the board you may come across a Ten, Jack, Queen, King and Ace Card. If you combine all five of these cards together you will be granted a Golden Card which you can open for fabulous prizes.

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Rewards

Golden Card


Shining Eternal Glory Weapon Box

[Event] Provenance Weapon Box


Shining Prime Royal Captain Weapon Chest

Exotic Frigida Legion Weapon Box


Shining Prime Royal Captain Armor Chest

Royal Captain's Accessory Box


Harvester's Accessory Box

Transcendent Tempering Solution


Pure Void Dragon King's Weapon Box

The Skilled/The Wise Title Card Box


+12 Manastone Selection Bundle

Harvester's Weapon Box


Harvester's Armor Box



For reference take a look at the video below TestLadyJane made before. It won't be around forever so roll the die while you can because Shugo Sweep will be leaving April 4!

 
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Alien Isolation: An Underrated Video Game Masterpiece


Alien: Isolation, released in 2014, was a game that was surrounded by a level of major hype. Given the utter flop that was Aliens: Colonial Marines, there was a major negative focus on games based around the Aliens franchise. Upon release, Alien: Isolation was polarising. Many praised it as a game masterpiece, while others were less generous, calling it mediocre. But was Alien: Isolation a misunderstood masterpiece, or just another cash in on a popular franchise?
The game sold reasonably well, but was not the smash hit developers Creative Assembly hoped for. The game had been a risky endeavour in many departments, and some gamers didn’t know what to make of it. Featuring a heavy stealth focus, a minimum of actual shooting enemies, and a heavy leaning on unscripted horror, it was certainly not what many were used too.
Let’s take a closer look at the game that may be the most underrated technological video game creation of all time, as it is as exciting and enthralling as the online pokies NZ have to offer.
Flight Not Flight
In terms of video games, there are certain rules that are universally followed by developers, to create an enjoyable video game experience. One of the rules is that the game should be fun, fair, and cathartic. In other words; modern video games are overwhelmingly designed to make the player feel in control, powerful, and capable. Alien: Isolation flew in the face of this rule, going in the exact opposite direction.
In the game, the player takes on the role of Amanda Ripley, daughter of the famous Ellen Ripley character form the movies. As Amanda, the player must face off against the notorious alien. But, the player cannot kill the alien, cannot defeat the alien, and will die, instantly, if spotted by the alien. In terms of game design, this should have been a recipe for disaster. Although other games are designed around the idea of the player hiding from enemies, Alien: Isolation would be the first major game to make the alien a one hit killer. Or, an enemy that kills simply by touching the player a single time.
Ultra-Advanced AI
What made the game playable was the fact that the alien in the game had some of the most advanced AI in gaming history. The alien can be tricked, misled, distracted, hidden from, and even confused.
AI in video games is generally simple in most regards, but the alien in Alien: Isolation was a key focus of the development process, making it possible to engage in a battle of wits with the creature, in order to stay alive. It is is an endeavour never before undertaken in a video game, and feat that developers Creative Assembly deserve recognition for.
Why No Mega Success?
The game did succeed financially, but only just barely. What was it about the game that kept it from reaching the mega success it surely deserved?
The pacing of the game was slow, aiming to create gradual dread and tension in the player, much in the same way tension is achieved in movies. The alien did not even become a major element in the game for the first hour. Sadly, many modern gamers, used to pulse pounding fast paced action, did not respond well to the slow tension, and purposeful feelings of helplessness. Plus, given that the game relied heavily on the player learning without being prompted, many gamers were left feeling lost.
Hopefully, should the game ever get a sequel, it will manage to appeal to a broader audience.

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Bad Games That Could Have Rocked


The video game industry is tricky, of that there is no question. Being expensive to make, time consuming to do right, and often subject to timelines, making a good game is no small task. In some cases, games are pushed out too early due to time constraints, leaving them unfinished. In other cases, due to meddling by a higher power, video games are altered from their original vision, leaving them awkward and broken.
Either way, the result is a mediocre, or even bad game, that could have been great, if given the proper treatment. Here are are disappointing, or bad games, that could have been good.
Sonic 06
Sonic 06 is often regarded as one of the most broken, disappointing games of all time. Released in an unforgivable state that reeked of being pushed out the door months sooner than it should have been, many fans were so let down that the game slipped into legend.
Of course, if the game had not been rushed out to meet a deadline, it could have been much better, probably even great. As it stands, however, Sonic 06 is bug riddled, and even tragically badly designed is some areas. Check out sonic standing upside down at the top most point of a loop, defying gravity. Why? Because the rushed developers desperately hoped no one would stop before the end of the loop. Unlike the slick, stylish online Blackjack NZ games, this one is so bad, it’s funny.
Assassin's Creed Unity
There was an era where big games took a serious hit, mostly due to the transition from one console generation to the next. Many big games, already in development, had to be desperately adjusted in order fit new generation specifications. The result was games slashed, downgraded, and messily readjusted. The most infamous, perhaps, was Assassin's Creed Unity.
The intention of the game was to wow audiences with next level technology, and blow minds with a massive step in graphical fidelity. In the case of Assassin's Creed Unity, however, the result was a game so broken it was depressing. Clearly the game had not been optimised correctly for the new generation of consoles, probably due to time constraints,  so the game not only ran badly, but also suffered from horrendous bugs. If given more time, the otherwise decent game could have been excellent.
Mass Effect: Andromeda
If doing research, one can find a troubled, messy development history for Mass Effect Andromeda. Apparently the game was in hell, due to the development team being forced to use a less than adequate game engine, simply as a way to give publicity to Electronic Arts. If this is or isn’t true, when the game released it suffered a number of glaring problems, the most notable being poor facial animations.
These technical shortfalls stole the show, quickly destroying a game that otherwise not so bad. If the development period of the game had been better handled, the game surely would have have been given a better reception, saving it from a horrible, undeserved death.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Broken Hearts Event 2018








Every Daeva deserves love, or better yet, LOVE. Collect heart pieces to spell out LOVE and be rewarded with prizes. You can even trade these pieces to that special Daeva on your mind.



- 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


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


Drakenseer's Lair

Anguished Dragon Lord's Refuge


Infinity Shard

Occupied Rentus Base


Drakenspire Depths

Adma's Fall


Archives of Eternity

The Eternal Bastion


Fissure of Oblivion

Fallen Poeta


Cradle of Eternity

Theobomos Test Chamber


Frozen Monolith

Trials of Eternity




- REWARDS -

Collect and combine the four heart pieces from the Broken Heart Boxes to make a Mended Heart. Open the Mended Heart for a fabulous prize. View the full list of rewards on the forums here.


Collect the pieces and spell LOVE before Broken Hearts ends February 28, 2018.
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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Power Up Week





Power Up Week is upon us! Starting tomorrow after the maintenance you will find three buffs applied to the server for one week. These server-wide buffs will greatly help when attempting to temper or enchant Essence Cores, Accessories, and Stigmas:
  • Failing to enchant a Stigma will result in a decrease of one enchantment level rather than the destruction of the item
  • Failing to temper accessories (Hats, Earrings, Necklaces, Rings, and Belts) will result in the decrease of one tempering level rather than the destruction of the item
  • Failing to enchant Essence Cores will 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 find all the items you need to participate on the store for a limited time:
  • Tempering Solutions
  • Omega Enchantment Stones
  • Stigma Bundle (This item will grant a bundle appropriate for your class and allow you to select the Stigma)
There will also be community-wide rewards based on the total numbers of attempted enchantments based on the following criteria:
  • All stigma enchanting attempts, whether they succeed or fail.
  • All tempering attempts, whether they succeed or fail, regardless of the type of item they are used on.
  • All uses of Omega Enchantment Stones, whether they succeed or fail, regardless of the type of item they are used on.



Community Milestone Rewards


Milestone

Reward


1000

20 Luna


3500

[Event] Level Reduction Stone


6000

[Event] Berdin's Lucky Star x3


9000

2x XP Week Event #1


12500

Upgrade to 2x XP + 50% Drop Week #1


16000

Upgrade to 3x XP + 50% Drop Week #1


20000

2x XP Week Event #2


24000

Upgrade to 2x XP + 50% Drop Week #2


28000

Upgrade to 3x XP + 50% Drop Week #2




In addition to the community rewards, the top contributors from each server will receive special prizes:
  • +12 Manastone Choice, Archangel Wing Skin, Lightspeed Ironfang Mount
  • +11 Manastone Choice, Archangel Wing Skin
  • +11 Manastone Choice, Archangel Wing Skin
  • +10 Manastone Choice, Archangel Wing Skin
  • +10 Manastone Choice, Archangel Wing Skin

Be quick, Power Up Week will only be here for one week until February 14! Take advantage of these buffs before it’s too late.
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