Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Tips for Choosing Online Casinos



Online casinos offer all the excitement of gambling without all the hustle and bustle of physically being in a casino. It’s the perfect option for anyone that loves to gamble but hates traveling and being in large crowds. All you need is a computer or mobile device along with an internet connection and you’re ready to play.

Having the freedom to play in the comforts of your own home or most anywhere else anytime you’re in the mood is not the only perk online casinos have to offer. Many of them will occasionally provide players with free rounds to keep you interested along with a number of other great promotional offers.

Once you choose a platform, you’re ready to get started but there are a lot of options available. New Zealand Casinos present the best casino online, but you can also check out Zed's list with the best Canadian online casinos for more options. Before deciding which online gambling site to use, try out several different ones. This will help you find the best site that offers the games you love playing the most.

Many online casinos offer sign on bonuses that allow you to play the games for free, for a limited time, so you can see what they have to offer without risking your own money. Just be sure to go over the details thoroughly before you agree so you know exactly what to expect. You can also take advantage of the demo option to check out the site. When searching for a good online casino, there are a few things to look for that will help you make the best decision.

A good online casino will have:

  • · An easy to understand and fully functional cashier.
  • · Various ways to make deposits and withdrawals.
  • · A fully functional site that’s easy to navigate.
  • · The option of playing anytime day or night.
  • · A reliable site that provides security and data privacy protection.
  • · A legitimate casino license that allows them to legally operate in your country.

Don’t forget to check out the fine print before signing with a casino. You’ll also want to find out how long it has been in business because this is a good indicator of its legitimacy. It’s also a good idea to take the time to check out reviews to see what others have to say about the site.

These tips will help ensure you have the best experience possible when taking advantage of online casinos. Now that you know what to look for, start searching for the one with the games you love most. Once you make a selection, you’re ready to sit back and enjoy.
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Upgrade Arcade Returns



Upgrade Arcade is back with refreshed rewards. Spend your Arcade Tokens and enchant the on-screen key. The higher you enchant the key, the better the rewards you’ll get at the end!

How To Play

Arcade Tokens are available on the Black Cloud Marketplace, and we’re giving all players a couple of Tokens to play with.


  1. A survey will be available for players level 76+ for (2) Arcade Tokens. This will be limited to one survey per server per account.
  2. For the duration of the event, Prestige Society Members will receive an additional (2) Arcade Tokens via survey after the maintenance on Wednesday.

The Upgrade Arcade can be accessed by clicking the smiling Shugo icon on the lower righthand corner of your screen. One Token will be consumed each time you play. To begin, click Play to start the mini-game and you'll see the key on the screen change before you. Subsequently clicking Play will continue to upgrade the key and increase the Upgrade Level. There is a chance to fail at each upgrade level, but it’s also possible to get to Upgrade Level 8 on one token! To claim your prize at any level before the upgrade fails or reaching Upgrade Level 8, click Reward and a random item from the tier's prize list will be placed in your inventory.

If your upgrade fails at Upgrade Level 6 or higher, you have two choices—claim your level 1 prize or resume where you left off by using two Tokens! The Resume icon lights up to let you know it can be used, however it can only be used once per play.

As you play the Upgrade Arcade, you will notice the Frenzy Meter filling up. Every token you use to play or resume will fill up the bar. Once the bar is full, Frenzy Mode begins and you have 90 seconds of boosted upgrade chances and additional Frenzy Rewards! Click away!

Every time you fill the Frenzy Meter, you'll fill one of the stars at the top, and when all four are filled you'll instantly receive a random prize from the highest prize tier.

Rewards

The rewards can be viewed in the Upgrade Arcade menu and are distributed randomly from the upgrade tier you end on. Remember, you can claim your reward at any time. If you want that prize at Upgrade Level 6 without risking a failure on your next attempt, hit the Rewards button to claim it right away. Keep in mind that if your upgrade fails and you do not resume playing, through choice or lack of tokens, you will only get a prize from Upgrade Level 1.

Upgrade Arcade will be available until October 23! Play now for a chance at unbeatable rewards.
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Thursday, October 3, 2019

10th Daeva’s Day Card Contest Winners



Aion’s 10th birthday has come and gone, but the special occasion stays with us forever. Please give a round of applause to our card contest winners.

Hyunjoong - Danaria



Melona - Danaria



Skypea - Danaria



UnchidaMdara - Danaria


Forthyn - Katalam



mewni - Katalam


PaulWalker - Katalam



PocoMookie - Katalam



Tsova - Katalam




Xianliang - Katalam



Thank you to all who entered sent in your Daeva’s Day Cards! For those that didn’t quite make the cut we will be sending out a small prize as well. Here’s to another 10 years in Aion!
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New Store Items In October



Fall is here, and with it these great Halloween-themed items during the month of October. Make sure you check in and get ahold of your favorites before these limited time deals disappear!

Kick off this year’s Harvest Revel with these spooky costumes!

Available October 9 – October 23

Items
Black Cloud Coin
Outlaw Hat
320
Outlaw Outfit
640
Horse Mask
320
Night's Dress
640
Night's Crown
320




As we get closer to Halloween, it’s your chance to take your costume game to another level with even spookier costumes, mounts, and a few useful items!

Available October 23 – November 6

Items
Black Cloud Coin
Zeraka Aether Jelly x10
320
Mysterious Recovery Serum x100
80
Yasuba's Favor
300
Revealing Camo
320
Nyerkcarrier
640
Phantom Charger Box
640
Executioner's Steed Box
1,600
Executioner's Mask
1,600
Executioner's Hood
320
Executioner's Outfit
640
Dark Menace
640


There’s plenty to be found this October, whether it’s functional or cosmetic. These store items won’t be around forever!
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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Aion on the western market and why there is no WoW killer



Over the course of over a decade, many video games, more precisely MMO-RPGs were marketed as "WoW killers" yet, to this day, none of their predictions came true and World of Warcraft is still an undisputed king and reigning champion to this day.

As another internet user eloquently put it, "World of Warcraft is like a massive dam and every other MMO-RPG is just a salmon trying to swim and cross the damn, only to end up being smashed on its walls". With WoW recently launching its Vanilla server and starting everything from scratch, this debate came back to life once more. Turns out nostalgia is a big deal and servers were flooded when retail classic World of Warcraft launched once more. 

People came back running to play the game many of which grew up with. While we can agree that a lot of this popularity came riding on that sweet nostalgia, with people reminiscing the good old days of questing and playing with friends with no worries on their minds, 

that couldn't be the only thing making WoW this popular. It wasn't only nostalgia that made more people come to play reboot of the old franchise more than any other MMO-RPG on the market today. There are a couple of problems anyone who tries making a game to compete with WoW is going to run into. Firstly, simply the fact that every new game markets itself as a "WoW killer" is a nod to WoW's popularity and marketing for them on its own. Making a fresh MMO is a huge feat and requires plenty of resources. 

It's not as simple as making free online porn games. Once such an MMO launches it markets itself offering something new, fresh, innovating and tries to quickly create a huge player base off of that. However, what usually happens is that the initial hype quickly dies off. The game quickly loses a large portion of players and, considering that MMOs are all about large number of players, that number simply continues to drop. 

At that point, the game ends up in one of a couple of scenarios. Some companies go bankrupt and games are abandoned, some break even, going on for some time before pulling the plug before losing any money and then there are those who keep going. 

Aion falls in the third category and is still going strong, which is a success on its own. This third category, even though it doesn't take over the throne, pushes on. Sometimes budget cuts are being made to keep the business going, they might reduce staff, cut on advertising but keep everything afloat. Now, apart from having a competitor, there are multiple minor reasons why Aion wasn't as popular in the western market. Some disliked forced PVP, some didn't enjoy the type of grind to which Asian players are used to or found flying lackluster. 

Others prefer different art style or less RNG and some people simply enjoy playing best lesbian sex games instead.
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Happy 10th Daeva’s Day Card Contest

Aion is turning 10! To kick off the Daeva’s Day festivities, we’re holding a contest for all Daevas to create a card celebrating this milestone. Bust out your art supplies and get creative because Aion only turns 10 once!


How To Participate

To enter, create a card design, either digitally or hand-drawn, and submit it via email. If you’re working on a physical card, take a photo of it or scan it and include it in your email. Designs will need to be at least one panel. The Aion team will select 10 winners at the end of the contest.

Here’s a look at our previous contest winners for some inspiration.





Requirements


  • All designs must be hand draw or digitally created, and be related to Aion
  • One entry per person
  • Entries must be submitted before September 29, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. PDT
  • Entries must be emailed to aioncommunity@ncsoft.com
  • All entries must include the following information:

  • Subject must be: Happy 10th Daeva’s Day Card Contest
  • In-game character name and server
  • Attached birthday card design
  • The email submission must include the following statement in the body: “This email is submitted as an entry in the Aion “Happy 10th Daeva’s Day Card Contest.”

Prizes 

10 winners will each receive the following:

  • 1,600 Black Cloud Coin
  • (1) In-game Electronic Outfit and Hairpin
  • (1) Aion T-shirt (a real one!)

Be sure to read the official rules before entering which you can find here. We look forward to your entries. Happy 10th Daeva’s Day!
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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Shugo Sweep



Prizes, prizes, and even more prizes. Grab your lucky Daru’s foot because Shugo Sweep is back for a limited time!

Event Details
  • Shugo Sweep is live now and will run through October 9 until the start of maintenance.

How To Participate

Clicking the Golden Die icon on the bottom of your screen will bring up the Shugo Sweep board. Roll your die and whichever number it lands on is the number of spots the Shugo arrow moves. Where the Shugo arrow lands is the prize of what you’ll instantly receive! Once you land on a spot, you won’t be able to land there again. If you roll another die, you’ll land on a new spot. Once all the spots have been filled up, the board will be refreshed with a new list of rewards!

Each week (beginning Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. PDT) you’ll receive one free die roll (limited to one free roll per account per week) to win a prize! If you’re looking for additional dice to roll or would like to refresh the board without filling it up you can find both of these items available on the Black Cloud Marketplace:

Items
Black Cloud Coin
Golden Dice
70
Shuffle Card
199
Golden Dice (x30)
2,000
Golden Dice (x65)
4,000
Shugo Sweep Mega Pack
8,000



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

Rewards

Check each board to see a list of the rewards. The winner of the Golden Card will be rewarded with a random prize from the list below:
Golden Card Rewards
[Event] Legendary Transformation Contract (10 types)
Ultimate Manastone Selection Box
Fighting Spirit Fragments (x1,000)
[Event] Ultimate PvE Enchantment Stone (x5)
Ultimate Ereshkigal Weapon Box
Ultimate Ereshkigal Armor Box
Ultimate Ereshkigal Wing Box
Stellium (x200)
[Event] Ultimate PvP Enchantment Stone (x5)
50,000,000 Kinah Box (x2)
100% Success Enchantment Selection Box
 Ultimate Manastone Box (x3)

Shugo Sweep will be running until maintenance begins on October 9, so go round and round the board while you still have time!
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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Introduction to the Vandal



Long ago, a Muse named Irnin infused paint with Aether, ushering in a new way to fight. With the support of Lady Siel, he worked to recruit the first Vandals. Having mostly disappeared after the Cataclysm, they are emerging from the shadows and working to teach fellow Daevas the way of the Vandal.

The Muse’s second sub-class is coming with Aion: Mark of the Vandal. The Vandal is eccentric class that uses Aether-infused paint as an offensive means to fight. Every fight becomes a show and a masterpiece of color.

Overview

The Vandal is a DPS-focused class, wielding paint-slinging Chromablasters as their weapons and utilizing physical stat-based cloth armor for defense. The Vandal is a mid-range damage dealer with a few never-before-seen tricks up their sleeve – be it avoiding certain death or channeling paint attacks for extended periods of time on enemies. The Vandal is more than just style though, as Vandals can use a colorful array of abilities to assist themselves and fellow Daevas in battle.

Equipment

The uniqueness of the Vandal also extends to the gear that it uses. While the Vandal equips a Chromablaster in each hand, it’s actually a 2-handed weapon and not individual weapons like the Gunslinger or Assassin. Because of this you’ll need to find a second weapon for Armsfusion to get the most out of your weapon.

Martial Cloth is a unique type of cloth armor that Vandals will utilize. Because they’re a physical-based cloth wearing class, you’ll need to be careful when acquiring new cloth gear to ensure it doesn’t have magical stats. Acquiring new gear will be the same as other classes. That means finding them through instances and quests, or purchasing them from merchants for various currency. Similar to other physical stat classes, you’ll want to prioritize Accuracy, Critical Chance, and Attack for your Manastones.

Playstyle

The playstyle of the Vandal is similar to other quick damage dealing classes such as the Assassin and Gunslinger, while offering some utility for themselves and their group. Being a mid-range damage dealer, Vandals will find themselves between the front line and the back line during boss fights. However, the Vandal also has the ability to switch their approach and be very mobile when needed. Damage is the Vandal’s highest priority.

Unique Abilities

The Vandal brings in some unique abilities not seen with other classes. Here just a dab of what they bring to the easel.


Ability Name

Ability Effect


Target Sketching

Causes target to receive extra damage for 10 seconds.


Resurrection Chroma

Prevents the character from dying one time for 10 minutes.


Chromatic Freedom

Fires a beam of paint that petrifies target.


There’s plenty more to be discovered in Aion: Mark of the Vandal. Don’t forget to log in an create a new Vandal class character when the update launches on August 21 to receive a FREE Vandal’s Gear Pack.
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Aion: Mark of the Vandal Arrives August 21



From out of the shadows comes the powerful Vandal class! With the new Aion: Mark of the Vandal update, players can now create a new Vandal class character and experience their mysteriously potent skills that have been hidden away for centuries. Prepare to expand your adventures into the dangerous new zone of Demaha to bring order to the chaos undermining the Stellin Development Laboratory.

Vandal

Aion’s newest class is a master of paint and a little mischievous too. As the second Muse subclass, Vandals thrive on self-expression. Wielding a magical Chromablaster to paint their enemies in every color, Vandals are experts in ranged offense. Don’t leave the Vandal out of the party, because this team player also has some helpful buffs for everybody. Stay tuned for an in-depth preview on this new class.

Check out the video here:



New Zone - Demaha

Demaha, once prosperous under Dragon Lord Apsu, and decimated under Tiamat, is once again becoming a land of opportunity. Stellin Industries, a new mysterious group of Shugos who possess new technology and a lust for Demaha’s resources, have settled and are working to return the land to its former glory.

Demaha is a new max-level zone, and both factions will have access to it. This new area is inhabited by fierce new enemies and offers many new ways to engage in battle.

Altar Sieges

Scattered throughout Demaha are Altars to the old Dragon Lord, Apsu. Protected by his worshipers many centuries later, Stellin Industries has requested Daevas to reclaim these altars so the company can push forward the development of the area. Every day at 8:00 p.m. server time, you’ll be able to siege the Altars. Conquering the Apmaha Head Priest will claim the Altar for the faction and Legion with the highest contribution, helping turn the tide of battle in your favor.

Stellusia

Seated at the center of Demaha is Stellusia, the main base of Stellin Industries. This neutral area is the main hub of the Demaha region, and offers merchants and quests for Daevas from both Asmodians and Elyos.

New Instance - Stellin Development Lab

The Stellin Development Lab is a new instance for level 80 Daevas. Stellin Industries had an incident causing mutated creatures to escape their confinement. You and a group of other Daevas will need to clear out the creatures and help with the malfunctioning security systems.

Tier 2 Equipment

If you are looking to gear up your brand-new Vandal character, now is the best time with the introduction of Tier 2 equipment. The time is now to start phasing out your current gear set and replacing them with the more powerful Tier 2 equipment. If you’ve already got Tier 1 equipment on your character, you’ll be able to upgrade some of it to Tier 2 to make them even more powerful.

Lugbug’s Missions

Lugbug’s been hard at work since his days in the Abyss. He’s put together a list of daily and weekly missions all Daevas can participate in. You’ll find all the missions in a new menu, and each mission completed grants a reward. These missions range from killing opposing faction members, defeating various monsters, and more. If you finish a specific amount each day and each week you’ll receive even more rewards.

FREE Vandal’s Gear Pack Reward

To celebrate the launch of Aion: Mark of the Vandal, we’re offering a FREE Vandal’s Gear Pack to eligible players who log in to the game when the update goes live on August 21 until midnight on August 28. The free reward will be distributed to players on August 30 The Vandal’s Gear Pack includes the following items:
  • Irnin's Armor Skin Set
  • 5x [Event] Berdin's Lucky Star
  • 5x [Event] Legendary Transformation Potion Selection Box

To be eligible for a Vandal’s Gear Pack:
  • You must have a character that is level 30 or higher on your account
  • You must create a new Vandal character before the deadline on August 28
  • Your NCSOFT Account must have been created prior to August 21

This is just a preview of what’s in Aion: Mark of the Vandal launching on August 21. Be sure to log in from August 21 to August 28 to be eligible to receive your FREE Vandal’s Gear Pack and stay tuned for more details!
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Monday, August 5, 2019

New Store Items For August


Featured Costumes

If you thought the heat was dying down, think again. August is still HOT, and we’ve got plenty of summer-themed costumes on the way--including some back-to-school outfits!

Available August 2 through August 16


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Cute Swim Hat

160


Cute Swimsuit

160


Summer Sunglasses

160


Rattan Hat

320


Leopard Bikini

640


Deepsea Diving Suit

640


Deepsea Diving Helmet

320







Available August 16 to August 30


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Vintage School Clothes

640


Ebony Glasses

160


School Cap

320


Fancy School Cap

320


Eli's Uniform (female only)

640


Eli's Hairstyle (female only)

320





Available August 30 to September 13


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Butterfly Gem Outfit

640


Small Butterfly Wings

320


Elroco Hat

320


Alrion Hat

320


Abex Hat

320


Five-Star School Uniform

640


Summer Sun Uniform

640


Sunblossom Hairpin

320


Summer Sunglasses

320


Dashing Uniform

640


Dashing Uniform Headpiece

320





Starter Pack

Available August 7 to August 21
Available once per account

Pick up the Starter Pack to jump start your adventure--great for new and returning players!


Starter Pack

Black Cloud Coin


Prestige Pass - 7 Days

400


Transformation Contract (62 Types) (x15)


Transparent Transformation Scroll (x100)


Ancient PvE Enchantment Stone (x15)


Ancient PvP Enchantment Store (x15)





Whether you decide its back to school or back to the beach, there’s plenty of great cosmetic and items to be found this August!
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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Aion Screenshots


I wanted to share with you some awesome screenshots a friend of mine did in Aion.

These are awesome, especially the last one! It's such a beautiful game.
 




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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

New Store Items In July



Summer is officially here! To kick off the summer with a splash, we’re putting some new and returning costumes into the Black Cloud Marketplace, and some mounts as well. We’ll also be adding Luna Materials as a permanent item in the store.

Featured Costumes

Show off your Swimsuit body with these hot costumes below, just remember to wait 30 minutes after eating before you dive in.

Available July 5 through July 19


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Hot Swimsuit

640


Diving Helmet/Summer Headwrap

160


Beach Hat

160


Hot Shades

160


Inked Up Swimsuit

640


Goggles

160


Mariner's Swimwear

640


Leopard Swimsuit

640





Available July 19 to August 2


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Waverider's Shades

160


Waverider's Spirit

640


Cool Swim Hat

160


Cool Swimsuit

640


Vibrant Swimsuit

640


Vibrant Swimming Cap

160


Summer Flower

160


Aquablue Sunhat

160


Aquablue Swimsuit

640


Swim Class

640



Available July 24 to September 6


Set

Items

Black Cloud Coin


Sea Feast Armor Skin Set

Shoulderplates

640


Gauntlets


Breastplate


Greaves


Sabatons


Mounts & More

These mounts will be permanently available, with the exception of the Seakissed Aetherboard.

Available July 10


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Lustrous Skymane Box

1,600


Sleek Hovercycle Chest

1,600


Zedas' Wings Skin

1,200





Available July 17 to September 6




Items

Black Cloud Coin


[Emotion Card] Bluebird Bob

400


Seakissed Aetherboard Box

1,600



Kick off your Summer party the right way with these costumes and mounts, which won’t be around forever! And don’t forget to always use your sunscreen.
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