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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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

AIONstrategies.com for all news AION-related



AION is a game that’s meant for some of the most hardcore players out there. Being one of the lesser known subscription-based RPGs in the world, it makes a lot of sense that only hardcore players are going to play it. It doesn’t have a huge player base like WoW but it still has a lot of players to keep it running even today, many years after its initial launch.

 And even though it has been released such a long time ago, it still gets cool updates, so there’s always a reason to go back to it even if you stopped playing. If you need to catch up on the latest happenings in AION, then perhaps AIONstrategies.com is a great place for you.

You might not even be aware some of the things that are happening with the game, even if you’re regular on it. There are always some updates to be seen and revisited as well as some things that you might have missed while you were checking out some of the latest skins and features. 

Other than the news, AIONstrategies.com also has plenty of strategies for how you can play the game so that you can take your AION knowledge and gameplay to the next level. Even if you’re completely new to the game, AIONstrategies.com has got your back covered. 

You’ll love checking out all the latest news reports that you can see on this blog site. In fact, there’s a high chance that this website alone will get you to play the game in the first place. It’s not like the game is being advertised at all, so there’s a good chance that you’re going to come in contact with it for the first time through AIONstrategies.com or similar websites. 

This one has been tried and tested though, so it’s the first draft pick for the website that you need to visit if you intend to get yourself started on your AION journey. 

But all of this is only meant for you if you’re looking for some hardcore RPG gameplay in AION. There are plenty of other games that you can check out, and some of them aren’t even that brutal as far as the gameplay is concerned. In the age of mobile gaming, there are many games out there that are much easier to play when you’re on the go. And of course, there are even games which have a completely different purpose than what you’re used to. 

Perhaps you’re looking to have some fun with your games in a way that you haven’t thus far. It’s pretty obvious that what’s being implied here is that you can also use your video games for adult purposes, so to say. So, if you’re looking for adult sex games online, then there’s really only one place that you can visit.

 Check out all of those amazing adult games and see whether or not some of them manage to keep your attention while playing.
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Friday, May 31, 2019

New Store Items In June



Pirates costumes, beautifully ornate, Breezy housing items and more are what you’ll find coming to the Black Cloud Marketplace this June. Take a look below for all the details!

Featured Costumes

It’s a pirate’s life out in the Aterian waters. Celebrate an upcoming event with these pirate-themed cosmetics and weapons. Later in the month you’ll find additional costumes as well.

Available June 7 through June 21


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Pirate Captain's Clothes

640


Pirate Captain's Eyepatch

320


Pirate Captain's Tricorn

320


Pirate Crew's Clothes

640


Pirate's Bandana

320


Pirate Crew's Eyepatch

320


Shiver Me Topsails

320


Shiver Me Timbers

640





Available June 12 through July 10


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Pirate's Skullspike

480


Pirate's Brutalizer

480


Pirate's Treasure Map

480


Pirate's Flintlock

480


Pirate's Spiker

480


Pirate's Jewel

480


Pirate's Cutlass

480


Pirate's Figurehead

480


Pirate's Lute

480


Pirate's Marlinspike

480


Pirate's Deck-Blade

480


Pirate's Mast-Hewer

480


Pirate's Long Nine

480


Pirate's Helmguard

480







Available June 21 through July 5


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Ornate Butterfly Outfit

640


Ornate Butterfly Hat

320


Ornate Butterfly Wing Feather

1,200


Lightning God's Raiment

640


Lightning God's Satgat

160


Rebellion's Raiment

640


Rebellion's Halo

320





Housing Items

Catch the oceanside breeze, soak in the sun, and live the ocean front life with the Breezy housing items!

Available May 1


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Breezy Window

240


Breezy Wallpaper

360


Breezy Tea Set

160


Breezy Square Table

160


Breezy Square Rug

160


Breezy Sofa

360


Breezy Table

160


Breezy Pie

160


Breezy Lantern

160


Breezy Kitchen Sink

1,000


Breezy Kitchen Drawer

1,000


Breezy Floor Lamp

160


Breezy Floor

360


Breezy Cupboard

240


Breezy Chair

360


Breezy Bed

360






Mark the dates! These items won’t be around forever so don’t miss out while they’re available.
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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

New Store Items In May



Flowers aren’t the only thing you’ll find this month. Coming to the store are delightful costumes, wings, and motion cards! There’s a lot to be found throughout the month.

Featured Costumes

Grab these new and returning costumes to celebrate the warming weather.

Available May 10 through May 24


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Bolero Topper

320


Bolero Garb

640


Bolero Accessory

320


Bolero Attire

640


Little Slugger's Uniform

640


Little Slugger's Cap

320


Springbloom Uniform

640


Poka-Dot Ribbon (Female only)

160


Spectacles

160


[NEW] Spring Straw Hat

320





Available May 24 through June 7


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Steampunk Costume

640


Steampunk Engine

320


Steampunk Hat

320


Cogwheel Couture

640


Cogwheel Cap

320


[NEW] Fairy Dress

640


[NEW] Fairy Epaulette

320


[NEW] Fairy Hairpin

320





Motion Cards

Find the right motion to express exactly how you feel.

Available May 1


Items

Black Cloud Coin


[NEW] [Motion Card] Parasol Twirl

480


[Emotion Card] Flirt

480


[Emotion Card] Forbidden Dance

480


[Emotion Card] Pop Legend

480


[Emotion Card] Hip Hop

480


[Emotion Card] Aion Boogie

480


[Emotion Card] Dance Party Bundle

960





Available May 29


Items

Black Cloud Coin


[Emotion Card] Diving

320


[Emotion Card] Bluebird Bob

400


[Emotion Card] Shy Proposal

160


[Emotion Card] Kiss

160


[Emotion Card] Hug Me

240




Wings

Impress those below and above you while you soar the skies.

Available May 15


Items

Black Cloud Coin


White Wings

800


Black Wings

800


Blitzbolt Wings Skin

1200


[NEW] Beritra’s Phantom Wings Skin

1,200


[NEW] Yume's Faerie Feather

1,200





Some of these items won’t be around forever so be sure to double check the availability dates. If you want new goods to make an impression on your fellow Daevas, get ‘em while they’re hot!
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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Server Consolidation – May 2019



To offer a better in-game experience for our players, we will be consolidating the Ereshkigal server into the already existing Katalam server on May 22. Players on Katalam (and Danaria) will not be impacted by this consolidation, however, players coming from Ereshkigal will need to be aware of a number of very important things that could affect your character (including your character name legion name and housing status), which you can read in our FAQ.

Between now and May 15, players on Ereshkigal will be able to transfer for free to either Katalam or Danaria. Transfers between Katalam and Danaria will be limited during this period to reduce impacts to faction balance.

In the meantime, we’ll be running additional server boosts for players who remain on Ereshkigal until the server consolidation on May 22.

From April 24 until the maintenance of May 22, players on the Ereshkigal server will have the following boosts:

  • +400% XP
  • +200% Drop
  • +200% Crafting
  • +200% AP

A survey can also be claimed on Ereshkigal only (one per account). The survey includes:

  • 50x Transformation Contract (62 Types)
  • 1x Ancient Transformation Contract (18 Types)
  • 1x 30-day Prestige Pass
  • 1x Daevanion Skill Box (10 Types)
  • 10x Legendary PvE Enchantment Stones
  • 10x Legendary PvP Enchantment Stones
  • 3x Ultimate PvE Enchantment Stones
  • 3x Ultimate PvP Enchantment Stones
  • 5x Stigma Enchantment Stones
  • 250,000,000 Kinah
  • 250 Gold Ingots
  • 4,000 Luna
If you have any questions about the server consolidation, please visit our Official FAQ on the forums.



Thank you!
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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

New Store Items In April



Spring has sprung in Atreia and new cosmetics are on their way for the month of April. Pay tribute to Hiss Holiness Rainbow Snake, hop around in the Harehood outfit, or ride with style with new mounts. There’s lots to be found for the month of April.
Featured Costumes

These new and returning costumes will help usher in the new season just right.

Available April 3


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Rainbow Big Wig*

160


Rainbow Snake Costume

640


Spotted Snake Costume

640


Turquoise Snake Costume

640

*Rainbow Big Wig available only during the Rainbow Snake event.



Available April 12 through April 26


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Harehood

640


Fluffy Rabbit Shield

320


Moon Rabbit's Picnic

640


Moon Rabbit's Picnic Hat

320


Burlesque Bunny

640


Burlesque Headband

320


Warm Rabbit Down

640


Classic Gray Rabbit Costume

320


Cute Rabbit Costume

320


Lovely Pink Rabbit Costume

320






Available April 26 through May 10


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Retro Checkered Outfit

640


Retro Checkered Flat Cap (female only)

320


Red Checkered Beret

320


Backpack

320


Feline Hood

640


Singer's Comfort Outfit

640


Singer's Comfort Hairpin

320


Bear Ear Headband

160




Mounts

Choose from a selection of new mounts and ride with pride.

Available April 17


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Boxed Bunny Hat Tabby

2,000


Flying Pagati

2,000


Cirruspeed

2,000


Ruddytail Heorn

2,000


Flying Crestlich

1,200


Palomeno Heorn

1,200



Hair Change Tickets

New hairdo, who dis?

Available April 10


Items

Black Cloud Coin

Restrictions


Layered Hair Change Ticket Box

320

For male only


Wavy Two-Tone Hair Change Ticket Box

320

For female only


Wavy Pigtails Hair Change Ticket Box

320

For female only


Long and Straight Hair Change Ticket Box

320

For female only


Ponytail and Ribbon Hair Change Ticket Box

320

For female only



Mark the dates! Some of these new items won’t be available forever. Grab them while they’re hot.
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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Aion: Ereshkigal's Wrath Arrives March 27



Daevas, you’ve witnessed the havoc Ereshkigal has unleashed onto the world. From near complete ruin, we have rebuilt our homes and our strength. Another Jotun relic of the past has surfaced, and we must prevent Ereshkigal from getting her hands on it by any means necessary. We will prevail!





On March 27, Aion: Ereshkigal’s Wrath will introduce new instances, new Daevanion skills and other skill adjustments, new transformations, GP competitive seasons and much more. Stay tuned for an in-depth look at the forthcoming update next week as you prepare for the final battle against the dreaded Queen of Ice.
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Sunday, March 17, 2019

All Dolled Up 2019



The Nesting Doll brothers are back! Grab a miniaturized version of the Nesting Doll Brothers and open it to see how far you can get. Players who can reach +10 with their Nesting Dolls will be able to get the most wonderous rewards from the event. The event will begin after maintenance is complete on March 13.

How To Participate


Part One: First Nesting Doll Brother

For Daevas level 76 or higher, talk to the First Nesting Doll Brother (found in the capital cities or Lakrum) each day to receive two +1 Nesting Dolls. Prestige Pass holders can also get one Nesting Doll for every 30 minutes that you are logged in (up to a maximum of six Dolls per day, per account).

Open each Nesting Doll for a chance to reveal another Nesting Doll of a higher level. At +10, opening the Nesting Doll will reveal an [Event] Magic Paint and [Event] White Nesting Doll. Combine it to create a [Event] Magic Nesting Doll.

If a +7, +8 or +9 Nesting Doll fails to reveal the next doll, the player will receive either a Nesting Doll's Gratitude, Nesting Doll’s Luck or Nesting Doll’s Boon each of which will contain a random reward as well as an [Event] Broken Nesting Doll.

Additionally, you’ll be able to find Magic Paint, and +1 Nesting Dolls available on the Black Cloud Marketplace! There’s even a special daily bundle containing five +1 Nesting Dolls for only 20 Black Cloud Coin.



Part Two: Second Nesting Doll Brother

If you collect 10 [Event] Broken Nesting Doll pieces, the Second Nesting Doll Brother will be more than happy to trade your broken pieces for one +1 Nesting Doll. [Event] Broken Nesting Doll can only be acquired when your Nesting Doll explodes before +10.


Part Three: Youngest Nesting Doll Brother
The Youngest Nesting Doll Brother still has a lot to learn from his older brothers, so in the meantime he offers an [Event] Youngest Nesting Doll's Bundle for interested Daevas. You can pick up this bundle daily. Open the bundle to receive one [Event] Dye Bundle and one random buff scroll. Various types of buff scrolls can be acquired.
Instances

You can earn additional +1 Nesting Dolls for the whole party by defeating bosses from the following instances


Infernal Drakenspire depths


Primeth’s Forge


Mirash Sanctum


Cradle of Eternity


Frozen Monolith


Bastion of Souls
Rewards

Below are the list of rewards you can earn from the event:

[Event] Magic Nesting Doll


Item

Quantity


Berdin's Lucky Star 10


Ancient PvE Enchantment Stone

3


Ancient PvE Enchantment Stone

5


Legendary PvE Enchantment Stone

2


Legendary PvE Enchantment Stone

1


Ultimate PvE Enchantment Stone

1


Skystrike Armor

1


Skystrike Epaulettes

1


Skystrike Visor

1


Heavy Stigma Box

1


Legendary Daevanion Skill Box

1


Borunerk's Coin

5


Lucky Kinah Chest

1


Ancient Transformation Contract

1


Transparent Transformation Scroll

25





[Event] Nesting Doll’s Luck


Item

Quantity


Transparent Transformation Contract

10


Transparent Transformation Contract

20


Ancient PvE Enchantment Stone

3


Abyssal Star

1


Plastic Surgery Ticket

1


Berdin's Lucky Star

3


Stigma Sack

1


Legendary PvE Enchantment Stone

1


[Event] Broken Nesting Doll

1





[Event] Nesting Doll’s Gratitude


Item

Quantity


Transformation Scroll

5


Transformation Scroll

10


[Event] Broken Nesting Doll

1





[Event] Nesting Doll’s Boon


Item

Quantity


Transformation Scroll

10


Transformation Scroll

20


[Event] Broken Nesting Doll

1


All Dolled Up is here until March 27! Find out what’s hidden inside the nesting dolls before it’s too late.
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Monday, March 4, 2019

A Brief Overview on Esports and Its Rising Popularity

The Esports phenomenon sounds like a novel invention, but in fact it dates back to October of 1972. 


At Stamford University students competed in a game called Spacewar, and the winner got a year's subscription to Rolling Stones magazine. Years later, in 1980, a Space Invaders championship truly ushered in the era of esports, with over 10,000 participants and lots of media coverage.

In the 90s, with the dawn of the Internet, esports had an opportunity to grow beyond one room and truly cover the globe. Big brands, including Blockbuster and Nintendo, began sponsoring esport events and championships further promoting this exciting activity.

1997 saw the Red Annihilation tournament which featured competition on Quake and saw the winner take home the Ferrari which belonged to the game's developer.

As more events started taking place, often offering greater cash prizes, the audiences who watch esports also grew.

Today, the esports industry is estimated to be worth over $1 billion and by 2020, the figure is expected to be closer to $1.5 billion. Similarly, prize pools have grown significantly, from a magazine subscription decades ago, to millions in prizes awarded to winners today.

You can find all the upcoming events and see the live broadcasting of the game sessions for free on esportsguide.com website.


Are esports different from traditional sports?


For those who don’t watch esports, there may be some confusion as to what they truly are.

Esports are video game competitions where, at the very least, there is a winner and a loser. Just like with traditional sports, participants of esports can be individuals or teams. In the same way that individuals compete in tennis, and teams compete in football, different esport games allow for different team sizes.

Another similarity is that both esport and traditional sports events attract cheering fans. In fact, certain esports live events garner the same multi-million audience numbers as major sporting events. Audiences can be in the arena or watch the action through esports live portals. The winners of esports are considered heroes and superstars by their loyal fans.

Just like with professional sports, players who train and compete throughout the year and receive income from traditional sporting events, professional esport teams also make a living playing video games.

Whilst this may sound like a fun and easy career, it requires a mental ability and coordination. The teams which combine the right set of players can expect an income in the millions of dollars, participation in hundreds – if not thousands of esport events.

Major esport events are spread out throughout the year in various smaller leagues. Normally, these leagues are region-specific and welcome teams from the same area to compete, with the winners moving on to international competition.

If this competing mechanism sounds familiar, it is because it very much resembles how the FIFA World Cup is organised. Mentioning FIFA, it is quickly becoming one of the most popular esports, with football clubs actually engaging players to form their own virtual team.

There are numerous similarities to esports and traditional sports. One of the major differences is that participants of esports are not as physically active as those of most traditional sports.

Nevertheless, the pinpoint accuracy and split-second decision needed to become an esports champion mean that the mental abilities should not be underestimated.


Big Names in Esports


This guide is meant to serve as a starter pack to those who are new to the world of esports.

Those who would like to watch esports should start with some of the major annual events in the industry. The International is probably the best-known esports event, with a prize pool running into the tens of millions of dollars!

The event has been happening in Seattle annually since 2015, but those who cannot journey to the location can instead watch the esports live.

The League of Legends World Final is another major event with a cool $1 million prize pool. It has been held annually in Los Angeles for five years. A smaller event, known as ESL One, is held in Frankfurt, Germany, and features the very popular DotA game.

In 2019 it looks like the number of esports events will be increasing across the world, with Asian countries, especially Korea and China, set to dominate the industry.

Apart from DotA, and now DotA 2, several games are used during esport events. Counter-Strike Global Offensive is probably the most popular one in terms of participants and number of tournaments worldwide.

League of Legends, StarCraft II and Fortnite also place in the top five positions. Surprisingly, even less popular games, such as Gears of War or Battlefield 4 are played in hundreds of events annually and have prize pools in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Beyond reading about the industry in this esportsguide, you should now enjoy some of the fun.

Watch esports live and get the latest information on the industry by visiting esportsguide.com today.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Aion Destiny's Still Growing!

So today i decided to log on to Aion Destiny and finally craft my Hot Heart of Magic while it's still relevant. 

To my surprise i check the server pop and this is what I've found. 

Yup the server is still growing only 2 months ago the server was only at 500 peak and now we've pasted 1K. 


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Sunday, February 3, 2019

New Store Items In February



Love is in the air this February! Below you’ll find all the new items coming to the Black Cloud Marketplace during he next month. Don’t miss out on these items and don’t forget to pick up a costume for you or your special someone!
Featured Costumes

Express your affection with any one of the costumes below. The month of February has various Black Cloud Marketplace sales to keep you looking and feeling hot, including the new Mafia outfits available for the first time!

Available February 1 through February 15


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Cute Maid Outfit

640


Cute Maid Hat

160


Beatific Halo

320


Beatific Outfit

640


Beatific Crown

320


Beatific Hairpin

320


Taboo Heart Attire

640


Mafia Fedora

320


Mafia Suit

640




Available February 13 through March 6


Items

Black Cloud Coin


My Other Half T-Shirt

400


'I-Can-Hear-Only-You' Matching T-Shirt

400


'I-Am-Yours' Matching T-Shirt

400




Available February 15 through March 1


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Cargo Outfit

640


Leather Shoulder Bag

160


Dark Menace

640


Long Sleeved Seduction

640



Titles

Flaunt it if you’ve got it.

Available February 6


Items

Black Cloud Coin


[Title] Top Gun

1440


[Title] The Pinnacle of Beauty

1440


[Title] Sucker (14 Days)

240


[Title] Hot Shot (15 Days)

320


[Title] Adept of Aion (30 Days)

240


[Title] Legendary (30 Days)

640


Berdin’s Sale

Berdin himself approved these sales for all Daevas.

Available February 20


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Berdin's Lucky Star (x250)

8000


Berdin's Lucky Star (x100)

4000


Berdin's Lucky Star (x65)

2800


Berdin's Lucky Star (x35)

1600


Berdin's Lucky Star (x15)

800


Berdin's Lucky Star (x5)

280


Berdin's Lucky Star

80


Berdin's 50 Percent Drop Amulet (x10)

640


Berdin's 50 Percent Drop Amulet

80


AP Boost Charm I - 50 Percent

240


AP Boost Pack (30 Days)

640



Lockbox Update

Available February 13 through March 13

The Black Cloud Lockbox will receive additional items for a limited time! You’ll be able to obtain the Glittering Heart weapon skins as a new reward from the Lockbox and the Lockbox Vending Machine.


The featured costumes of the month won’t be around forever so make sure to make them yours.
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