Friday, June 26, 2020

Nine Cosmetic Items Join the Marketplace!



A second store update is here for June! With it comes nine cosmetic items you can acquire via the Black Cloud Marketplace. If you enjoyed our previous offerings, you need not fret! These additions will not displace any of the items currently offered in the marketplace - so consider them just a bonus!

We hope you enjoy!
Additional Store Offerings:

Items

Black Cloud Coin

Backstreet Brutality

640

Backstreet Faceguard

320

Dapper Suit

640

Dapper Fedora

320

Contemporary Dress

640

Contemporary Headdress

320

Contemporary Look

640

Contemporary Headpiece

320

Cute Denim Dress

640

 
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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Balaurea Reborn Event



Aion: Shadows over Balaurea brought tremendous change to the world of Atreia. To help Daevas acclimate themselves to their new surroundings, we will soon launch the Balaurea Reborn event!

This event has been specifically designed to reward brave Daevas willing to venture into the freshly revamped zones in Balaurea, so prepare to battle across Inggison, Gelmaros, and Silentera Canyon. Within these zones, secure bounties by completing missions and quests, morphing new recipes, conquering raid bosses, and achieving community milestones with your fellow Daevas.

Missions and Quests

Lugbug has new daily event missions available to players! Expect some mystery here, as you may find yourself traversing zones in search of Strange Vortex monsters who appear on the map according to an unknown pattern…

Daily missions from Lugbug can be completed in Inggison, Gelmaros, or Silentera Canyon in exchange for Titan Coins.

Jabaranerk will also provide a daily quest in Inggison and Gelkmaros to each respective faction. These quests can be completed for an Experience Mark.

Event Raid Boss

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 8PM server time, raid boss Omega will spawn in the Silentera Canyon. Defeat him for a chance at Gemstone and Runestone Shards and Abrasives!

Bonus Community Rewards and Surveys

For the duration of the event, a survey will be available containing an [Event] Special Balaurea Box, which contains all of the following items:
  • [Event][Title Card] Balaurea Adventurer (30 days) x1
  • [Event] Ultimate Transformation Potion Selection Chest x3
  • [Event] General Return Scroll x1

Additionally, each week the community will accrue additional rewards based upon their participation in three different activities in Inggison, Gelkmaros, and Silentera Canyon: Monster Slaying, Daily Event Quests, and Lugbug’s Event Missions. These rewards (along with some base rewards) will be distributed in a weekly Community Rewards survey. Claim them fast, however, because they will only last until the next server maintenance!

As a special bonus, each category has a special stretch reward which can be acquired if all players, across all servers, can complete the corresponding Bonus Challenge! These special bonuses can be obtained only once and their surveys will remain available until the end of the event, so encourage your fellow players to participate!

Weekly Survey Base Reward

Each week, the weekly survey will contain an [Event] Monster Platinum Cubicle Bundle, containing 10 platinum cubicles for a random end-game foe with nothing else required!

Event Monster Slayer

While participating in the events above, you will inevitably be purging monsters from Inggison, Gelkmaros, and Silentera Canyon. Such efforts will not go unrewarded!

For every 100,000 monsters slain in the zones above, all players, across all servers, will receive an Ancient Renown Potion Bundle.

Bonus Challenge

If 1,000,000 monsters are slain in a single week, a one-time only survey will award a [Event] Balaurea Adventurer Box containing the following:
  • [Event] Ancient Renown Potion Bundle x5
  • [Event] Giant Abyssal Star x5
Daily Event Quests
Additionally, the community will receive bonus rewards for completing daily event quests!
  • For every 500 times Jabaranerk’s daily quest is completed, the survey will contain an [Event] Titan Coin Bundle

Bonus Challenge

If Daevas can surpass 5,000 event quest completions in a single week, a separate one-time only survey will award a [Event] Special Balaurea Box containing the following:
  • [Event] Ancient Renown Potion Bundle x5
  • [Event] Giant Abyssal Star x5

Lugbug’s Event Mission Completionist

More rewards will be available for completing even missions!
For every 1,000 event mission completions, the survey will contain an [Event] Consumables Bundle.

Bonus Challenge

If Daevas can complete over 10,000 event missions in a single week, a separate survey will become available which contains an [Event] Balaurea Hunter Box, yielding the following:
  • [Event] Monster Platinum Cubicle Bundle x3
  • [Event] Ultimate Engraved Manastone Box x3
Bonus Collector Community Reward
If the community completes all three ‘Bonus Challenges’ listed above, a separate survey will be provided until the end of the event which rewards an [Event] Balaurea Occupation Commemoration Box, which contains all of the following items:
  • [Event] Shining Gemstone Shard Box x1
  • [Event] [Motion Card] Fluttering Dandelion x1
  • [Event] Greater Runestone Shard Box x1
  • [Event] Refinement Stone Morphing Book (1 time) x3
  • [Event] Sanctity Morphing Book (1 time) x1

We can’t wait to see the community working together to acquire all this bonus loot! Share your thoughts with us on the forums, and we’re excited to see how you progress!
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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Aion: Shadows Over Balaurea – New Instances and Zone Updates



New Instances

Five new instance challenges await brave Daevas in Shadows Over Balaurea

Altar of Ascension



Prepare to venture into the Altar of Ascension! Immerse yourself in the obsidian-filled peaks of southern Demaha as you seek to foil a foul plot you’ve discovered. After Benirunerk’s betrayal, and with Stellin Industries labeled an enemy, you’ve investigated the numerous secret projects Stellin has worked on. Among them was a dossier labeled “Dragon Lord Ascension Plan,” with details on plans to awaken a new Dragon Lord. Do not allow this to happen!
The boss will randomly move around the map. Use a tracking item to determine its location and hunt it down!

The Red Cellar


Deep underneath Stellusia, there lies a secret arena where the spirits of the Apmaha are subjected to desecration by the Stellin. You must end this cruelty and destroy the apparatus that holds the spirits prisoner.
You can only enter this instance with a legion group.
You can bribe a Stellin employee near the start to get a useful item.
Save as many spirits as possible within the time limit to get the best loot!

Chaotic Vale




Inanna has vanished somewhere near the Chaotic Vale, the second entirely new instance coming to Aion with Shadows Over Balaurea. As the Elyos and Asmodians are locked in a bitter struggle, be the first to find her before time runs out. Stats in this instance will be fixed.

This instance moves in phases. If your team is bound to lose in one phase, try setting up for the next one in advance.
Matches last for 10 minutes, or until one team reaches a point threshold.

Infernal Drakenspire Depths (Hard)



Fiery challenges await you in this upgraded experience of Infernal Drakenspire Depths. Gather your most steadfast allies and traverse its familiar platforms as you tackle this extreme challenge!
Only the first two bosses will be available, for now. More will be added in future updates.

Unstable Danuar Mysticarium


Danuar Mysticarium returns once again. You can find the entrance to its cobalt-lit halls spawning randomly near Jotun Lake in Crimson Katalam. Good luck!
To enter, you’ll need a Red Crystal Key. Earn key fragments from base battles in Crimson Katalam.

Zone Updates


Shadows Over Balaurea will bring an entirely new Balaurea region - with the difficulty now scaled to be suitable for level 76+, and a focus on open-world PvP.

(75 - 80) Inggison / Gelkmaros
While both zones will remain single faction, the forts located in these zones have been reactivated and can once again be used
Dredgions will now invade periodically, spawning powerful mechanical foes. Defeating these monsters may let you teleport onto the Dredgion itself, where you can overcome the ship’s forces, take down the captain, and earn rewards.
You can travel to the opposing faction’s zone through Silentera Canyon, or by using Rifts (limited-use portals which spawn on a set timer).

(80) Silentera Canyon
Silentera Canyon can still be used to travel between Inggison and Gelmaros, so expect some PvP encounters in this area.
Occasionally, the raid bosses Anuhart and Debilkarim will spawn in this area. Defeating them will award powerful Paragon equipment.

(80) Lakrum
Lakrum is being moved to the Battlefield server
Battlefield server zones can be reached via portals in Inggison or Gelkmaros
Players from all servers can play alongside one another in Battlefield server zones
As with Crimson Katalam and Crimson Danaria, playing in Lakrum will consume time from the Dimensional Hourglass
Lakrum Fortress has been deactivated and will no longer host sieges.
Lakrum will provide an entry point for new, or less-experienced PvP players.
Expect rewards in Lakrum to be modest compared to the other, more advanced PvP areas.

(80) Demaha
Demaha is also being moved to the Battlefield Server and will be intended for groups and legions to participate in large-scale PvP.
Mining Camps have been added throughout the zone. Claim their drills for your legion by using a Miner Imprint Stone (purchased w/ Legion Coins), and then defend from waves of Stellin Drillers to earn Gemstones.
Demaha Fortress has been deactivated, but a new siege, the 12th Altar, has been introduced.
Gemstones shards can be earned as rewards for all sieges in Demaha.
Only available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays

(80) Crimson Katalm/Danaria
Crimson Katalam and Crimson Danaria will remain on the Battlefield server and are now ideal for solo players who want to prove their PvP prowess.
The number of bases has been drastically reduced.
The various world bosses have been removed, and reward systems for upgrading bases have been updated accordingly.
New daily content, Pandarunerk’s Delve Infiltration, has been added.
While capturing or defending bases, you may acquire a mysterious transformation potion. Using it will transport you to Pandarunerk’s Delve, where you’ll compete against up to 200 other players to obtain a ‘Special Cargo Crate’. May the cleverest Shugo win!
Only available when Demaha is available
Pradeth and Silona fortresses have been fully activated, and will have sieges.
These sieges are more difficult than Inggison/Gelkmaros, and have greater rewards as a result.
Players can participate by purchasing a title from the Katalam Reward Officer
Only available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sunday.

(10-75) Beluslan / Heiron
To accommodate Balaurea’s new role, these zones will be the primary leveling area for lower-level characters.
As part of this change, some instances have had their levels adjusted. For example, Taloc’s Hollow is now Level 75-79.
Acorn Guild members will provide leveling gear in exchange for Tough Acorn tokens.

Other Zone & Instance Changes
The following zones have been removed:
  • Cygnea
  • Enshar
  • The following instances have been removed:
  • Bastion of Souls
  • Frozen Monolith
  • Beshmundir Temple
  • Drakenspire Depths (solo)
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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Aion: Shadows Over Balaurea - Item and System Changes



On May 27, Aion: Shadows Over Balaurea will arrive! With a wealth of system changes on the way, we’ve put together this guide so Daevas can prepare for the new content. In it, you can find details on the new Renown system, as well as basic functionality of the new Gemstone and Runestone systems, all of which will be available in just one week!

Check out the highlights below, and expect the patch notes on release day to provide all the details you might need!


Renown


  • Renown experience can now be earned by completing various quests and zone content across Balaurea.
  • Increasing your Renown level will unlock additional content, such as new merchants, quests, and more!
  • Renown is earned on a per-zone basis. For example, quests in Inggison will only increase your Renown for Inggison.
  • Renown decays each week, so be sure to maintain your Renown level for the best rewards!
  • Higher Renown levels within Inggison and Gelkmaros will allow players to open rifts to invade the opposing faction’s zones. Higher Renown levels will increase the number of players a rift can accommodate.

Gemstones


The Gemstone system grants players access to new active abilities. Gemstones can be socketed into Necklaces, Earrings, Rings, and Belts.


Each Gemstone possesses three primary attributes: Class, Color, and Quality.


Class: Indicates which classes are permitted to use the Gemstone. This is listed in the Gemstone’s name.


Color: Indicates which equipment sockets can accept the Gemstone. Some equipment has a Rainbow socket, which can accept any Color of Gemstone; however, most accept only one color.


Quality: An indication of the relative power of the Gemstone. Quality can either be Normal, Shining, or Dazzling.


Combination


You can attempt to modify the Color and Quality of Gemstones via Combination (note that Class cannot be modified).


Color: Combining two Gemstones of different colors will yield a Gemstone of a third color.


Quality: Combining Gemstones of different Qualities can randomly yield either a Normal or Shining Gemstone. Dazzling Gems cannot be created via Combination.


Refining


Gemstones can be improved via Refining, which is a process similar to Enchantment for pieces of gear. It requires Refining Stones.


Refining may be required for some Gemstones in order for their abilities to become usable.


When Refining, there is also a chance the Gemstone can become Corrupted. Corrupted Gemstones cannot be further Refined until they are Sanctified using a Sanctification Potion.

Runestones


The Runestone system grants players access to new passive abilities. While the system operates similarly to Gemstones, Runestones can be socketed into Plumes, Bracelets, and Wings without any restriction.


When three runes of the same set are equipped (ex: 'of illusion'), all transformations belonging to that set will receive a stat bonus based on the lowest level rune equipped.


For example, having two Level 3 "of illusion" runes equipped and one Level 2 "of illusion" rune will add a +2 to your Kaisinel transformation


Refining


Runestones can be enhanced via Refining, which boosts the power of their passive effects.


When Refining, there is also a chance the result can become Corrupted. Corrupted Runestones cannot be further Refined until they are Sanctified using a Sanctification Potion.

We can’t wait to see how Daevas use the new enhanced progression and crafting opportunities that these systems will bring! Look forward to these new changes when Aion: Shadows Over Balaurea arrives on May 27th!
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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Aion: Shadows Over Balaurea Arriving May 27



After their betrayal, Stellin Industries and Benirunerk have been branded enemies of the Daevas. At the same time, Inanna has disappeared without a trace, which can’t be a coincidence. Join in the pursuit to find her and continue to unravel the conspiracy on May 27 with the Aion: Shadows Over Balaurea update. To get Daevas ready, we are offering a FREE Dragon Carpet Pack . But act quickly! Players must register before the update goes live on May 27. Click here to register your account.





This update brings in a Dredgion full of new instances, new items, zone and system changes, and more.

New Instances

Altar of Ascension is a new 6-man instance where you can acquire new Burning Altar accessories. The Chaotic Vale, a stat-equalized battleground will also make its debut. 

Balaurea Revamp

The land of the Balaur will undergo changes and Daevas will need to adapt quickly! Monsters will be more formidable in Inggison, Gelkamaros, and Silentera Canyon--but that’s not all that’s changing!

New Systems

Daevas can earn Renown and climb ranks through this new system by killing monsters and doing quests in Balaurea. Higher levels of Renown will unlock additional items at merchants, bonus quests, and more!

Joining the Renown system are the new Gemstone and Runestone systems. We’ll have a deep dive article on all these new systems soon, so keep an eye out! 
 
New Equipment

Get ready to update your equipment with the latest and greatest, which can be found in the new instances. Paragon armor and weapons, new unique Imbued weapons, and Accessories and Plumes are waiting for you to unlock their power! Gemstones and Runestones will also be made available to power up your accessories and feather accessories, respectively.


There’s lots more details to come for everything in Aion: Shadows Over Balaurea. Over the coming weeks we’ll have more information to release about the update including the full patch notes on May 26.

Prepare your party and Legion, you must find Inanna before it’s too late! Aion: Shadows Over Balaurea launches May 27 and don’t forget to sregister for the FREE Dragon Carpet Pack!
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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Winds of Change Event



The Winds of Change are beginning to blow as an uneasiness settles upon the monsters lurking within Atreia.Strike now, because for a limited time, Daevas can complete select instances for bonus rewards and gear!


How To Participate

There’re extra drops for all Daevas, check below to see which instances you can run to participate:

  • Bastion of Souls and Frozen Monolith - defeating the final bosses can earn you powerful Ultimate Sovereign armor and weapons.
  • Beshmundir Temple and Drakenspire Depths - defeating final bosses has a chance to drop Manastone Fasteners, Ancient Engraved Manastone Boxes, and Legendary Engraved Manastone Boxes.
  • Cygnea and Enshar - defeating monsters in these zones also have a chance to drop Manastone Fasteners, Ancient Engraved Manastone Boxes, and Legendary Engraved Manastone Boxes..
The Winds of Change will be active until May 27, so be sure to explore these areas before they’re changed permanently!
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Monday, April 27, 2020

Lost Ring Event



Atreia has a new Silversmith - you! Gather Promise Ring pieces and assemble them for Pamred to appraise. The rarer the ring, the better the loot! The event will begin after maintenance is complete on April 15 and will end when maintenance begins on May 13.

How to Participate

Pamred is looking for Promise Rings. These rings potentially lead to great fortune, so the search is on to find and appraise as many as possible. You can acquire Promise Ring pieces through the following methods:


  • Completing various event Lugbug Missions

Defeat the following bosses:
  • Mutated Daeva in Stellin Laboratory
  • Weakened Mutated Daeva in Stellin Laboratory (Easy)
  • Frigida in Primeth’s Forge (Normal)
  • Cloak of Dragon Lord Beritra in Infernal Drakenspire Depths
  • Nergal in Frozen Monolith


  • Earn up to 5 Promise Ring pieces per day after being logged in for 5 hours (1 per hour awarded). This is open to all characters who are level 76 or higher on an account.
  • Completing a Weekly Quest from Denio in Stellusia
  • Groups of players who defeat the following world bosses will have a random chance to win several completed Promise Rings, which will be included in their loot drops:
  • Kadari, Tremor of the Sands
  • Yanohas, the Avatar of Flame
  • Agaru, the Horned Malevolence
  • Lahmaga, Beloved of the Balaur Lords

Once you combine 10 Promise Ring pieces, you’ll receive an [Event] Promise Ring. The value of this ring is unknown, so you’ll need to take it to Pamred in Stellusia to have it appraised. There are three different grades possible, each with their own rewards.

If you’re not happy with the appraisal by Pamred, you can always attempt to upgrade it with Enio (also in Stellusia) in exchange for some Kinah. Enio’s upgrade process is a little invasive, and if he is unable to succeed, the ring will be destroyed and some [Event] Pulverised Ring Dust will be returned to you. Enio’s upgrading is the only way to obtain the Brilliant Promise Ring.

Lovely Buffs

To help aid you in your search for Promise Rings,you can find Serene Love Angmu, a love bird with the locations of Budding Love Angmu, Kind Love Angmu, and Steamy Love Angmu, who are ready to provide buffs to all in the area. Interact with one of them and all Daevas nearby will receive the following buffs for 20 minutes:


Attack Speed +5%
Casting Speed +5%
Movement Speed +5%

Rewards

With your appraised ring in hand, you’ll need to find the location inscribed on the ring (located in the tooltip for the ring). Go to that location and click on the ring to receive the following rewards based on the ring grade you possess:

[Event] Ancient Promise Ring (receive all of the following)
[Event] Ancient PvE Enchantment Stone (x3)
[Event] Ancient PvP Enchantment Stone (x3)
[Event] Consumable Bundle


[Event] Legendary Promise Ring (receive all of the following)
[Event] Legendary PvE Enchantment Stone (7 days)
[Event] Legendary PvP Enchantment Stone (7 days)
[Event] Legendary Transformation Potion Selection Box (x5)


[Event] Ultimate Promise Ring (receive all of the following)
[Event] Ultimate Enchantment Stone Selection Box (7 days)
[Event] Engraved Legendary Manastone Box

[Event] Brilliant Promise Ring (select one of the following)
[Event] Ultimate Starlight Flare Earrings Selection Box
[Event] Ultimate Noble Soldusk Weapon Selection Box
[Event] [Motion Card] Happy Wedding


Prepare to search for your Promise Ring pieces before the event ends on May 13!
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