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Aion: Awakened Legacy Economy Changes

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The Aion: Awakened Legacy update is nearly upon us. We’ve previously discussed several item and system overhauls in our article here, and now we want to provide in-depth information on the upcoming economy changes as we make adjustments to Kinah, Luna, consumable items, and introduce a new token: Gold Ingots.

Kinah and Gold Ingots

With the upcoming economic changes in Aion: Awakened Legacy, it will be necessary to balance the existing in-game economy. To do so, some players who have amassed a lot of Kinah will automatically receive Gold Ingots, which will be converted using the following method:

 

  1. Kinah in your mailbox, inventory, and broker will be converted into Gold Ingots at a rate of 30,000,000 Kinah to 1 Gold Ingot. Gold Ingots will be delivered directly to your inventory.

  2. Any Kinah in the Legion Warehouse will be delivered to the Legion Brigade General before being converted to Gold Ingots.

  3. Kinah in the Account Warehouse will be converted into Gold Ingot Bundles at a rate of 30,000,000 Kinah to 1 Gold Ingot Bundle, each of which contains a single Gold Ingot. Gold Ingot Bundles will be delivered to the Account Warehouse, and can be passed through the Account Warehouse at will.

  4. The total Kinah you receive on your characters will be based on the amount of Gold Ingots converted from your original Kinah total. You will receive an average of 12,000,000 Kinah for every Gold Ingot converted. This is only calculated on Ingots earned from Kinah, not from Essence Cores or any other sources.

  5. For the Account Warehouse, you will receive 12 bundles of 1 million Kinah for each Gold Ingot Bundle. These will be deposited into the Account Warehouse, but can only be withdrawn once.

  6. The Kinah conversion is unique to our version of the game as each game region has different economies.

  7. Essence Cores will be converted into Gold Ingots based on their enchantment levels as follows.

    • +5 Essence Core = 11 Gold Ingots

    • +6 Essence Core = 15 Gold Ingots

    • +7 Essence Core = 23 Gold Ingots

    • +8 Essence Core = 31 Gold Ingots

    • +9 Essence Core = 47 Gold Ingots

    • +10 Essence Core = 80 Gold Ingots

  8. Essence Cores in the Account Warehouse are converted into an equivalent number of Gold Ingot Bundles.

  9. In addition to being converted to Kinah, Gold Ingots can also be spent in the Gold Sands Trader shop.

  10. Kinah will be untradeable between the Account Warehouse and with other players.

 

Luna

  1. Luna will be usable in many other areas of the game. Many of these new areas were previously accessible through items purchasable with NCoin, such as Bonus Entry Scrolls for instances.

  2. As part of this broader rebalancing of Luna, we will be matching the value of Luna to NCoin. Currently, the value is set to 10 Luna = 80 NCoin. After the update, the value will be 80 Luna = 80 NCoin.

  3. The prices of items in the Luna Shop will be rebalanced identically, as well as the amount of Luna from Luna Bundles in order to match it to NCoin. In short, value stays exactly the same.

  4. This applies to Luna already purchased and in players’ inventories, so players do not lose value in currency they have already purchased. The new Luna balance in players’ inventories will not be immediate -- it will be delivered 1 week after the game update as we need to collect the Luna totals for all players up until the maintenance.

  5. Luna purchased from the Black Cloud Marketplace or claimed from the mailbox after the update will have the new amounts.

 

Other Item Exchanges and Conversions

  1. Return scrolls for deleted zones will be converted into a scroll that lets you pick the destination. The conversion ratio will be 1:1.

  2. Instance scrolls for deleted instances will be converted into a scroll that lets you pick the instance. The conversion ratio will be 1:1.

  3. Discontinued stat scrolls will be converted into Legendary Transformation Potion Selection Boxes containing three potions of your choice. You will receive one box for 100 of the same stat scroll. The conversion ratio will be 100:1 for the following:

Greater Running Scroll (1 hour)

[Event/Static] Rx: Mojocycline

Greater Courage Scroll (1 hour)

Enduring Greater Raging Wind Scroll

Greater Awakening Scroll (1 hour)

[Prestige] Eternal Running Scroll

[Static] Major Crit Strike Scroll (1 hour)

Immortal Improved Crit Strike Increase Scroll

[Static] Major Crit Spell Scroll (1 hour)

Immortal Improved Magical Crit Strike Increase Scroll

[Event] Rx: Accelerox

[Event] Rx: Critozyne

[Event] Rx: Blitzopan

[Event] Rx: Mojocycline

[Event] Rx: Castafodin

[Event] Lucky Scroll Pouch

[Event/Static] Rx: Critozyne

 

 
  1. If you do not see the scrolls you own listed above, those scrolls will be automatically removed from your inventory when you log in after the update launch.

  2. Crafting Boosts and Instant experience potions (such as Secret Remedy of Growth and Jug of Liquid Experience) will be converted into a [Event] Tea of Repose – 100% Recovery. The conversion ratio will be 1:1 (you will receive one Experience Potion for every 100 Teas of Repose).

  3. Tempering Solutions and Omega Enchantment Stones can be exchanged via an NPC in the capital cities for an Enchantment Stone bundle—with a choice of PvE or PvP.

 

Be prepared! These changes will be going into effect in the Aion: Awakened Legacy update arriving on October 24!

 


Introducing Black Cloud Coin - Aion's New Premium Currency

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Amongst the many in-game changes to systems planned for the Aion: Awakened Legacy update on October 24 is a transition to a new premium currency called Black Cloud Coin, which will replace NCoin as the currency to spend in the Black Cloud Marketplace.

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Right now, you can continue to spend and purchase NCoin in the Black Cloud Marketplace on the website or in-game, but when Aion: Awakened Legacy launches on October 24, the game will exclusively use Black Cloud Coin for all premium purchases. After October 24, you will no longer be able to purchase NCoin on the Aion website--only Black Cloud Coin. The new currency functions exactly the same as NCoin, but will be exclusive to Aion. Other NCSOFT games will continue to use NCoin.

If you have an NCoin balance (with a minimum of 10 NCoin) that you want to spend on Aion after October 24, you will be able to convert it to Black Cloud Coin for a 1:1 ratio through the Black Cloud Marketplace in-game. The store will automatically detect if you have an NCoin balance and a window will pop up asking you to convert NCoin to Black Cloud Coin. The exchange service will be available for a few months so all players can adjust to the new currency. There are no plans to allow the conversion of Black Cloud Coin back into NCoin.

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To learn more about Black Cloud Coin and other features in the Aion: Awakened Legacy update, we’ll be previewing the content during our livestream on Friday, October 19 at 11:00am PDT at Twitch.com/Aion. See you then!
 


Aion: Awakened Legacy - Item and System Changes

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Aion: Awakened Legacy update arrives in a couple of weeks, and to prepare you for the update there are several impactful systems changes you should be aware of. Check out the highlights below and stay tuned for the full patch notes available as we near the launch on October 24.

 

Equipment and Accessories

  1. Equipment will now use a rarity progression of Ancient, Legendary, and Ultimate. This also applies to items that use rarity.
  2. With the rarity change, characters will be granted new gear based on their current gear. Click here to see the list. Characters will keep their current gear along with receiving the new gear after the game update.
  3. Equipment will be explicitly divided into PvE and PvP equipment, which determines how it can be acquired and powered up.


Enchanting

  1. Enchanting gear no longer breaks when the enchantment fails.
  2. Equipment and accessories will use either PvE or PvP Enchantment Stones, which is determined by the type of equipment (PvE or PvP).
  3. Supplements can no longer be used and can be sold to the vendor for Kinah.


Socketing

  1. Most equipment will need to have their Manastone sockets unlocked before they can have Manastones added. Slots can be unlocked with Manastone Fasteners. The amount of Fasteners required will be based on the level and rarity of the gear, as well as how many slots have already been unlocked on it.


Crafting and Gathering

  1. The old crafting disciplines will be removed.
  2. Aethertapping will be removed, but Essencetapping will remain.
  3. The Aetherforging craft list will change. Players will be able to craft both craft both PvE and PvP equipment and accessories of various rarities.


Luna

  1. The number and type of craftable items in Karunerk’s Workshop in Luna will be changing. You will also be able to craft PvE Enchantment Stones, Aetherforging crafting materials, and more.
  2. Luna will replace the bonus instance entry scrolls. You’ll be able to use Luna to add additional instance entries. Scrolls currently in the game can still be used up.
  3. Kutana’s Teleport Station will be added, allowing players to spend Luna to teleport to strategic areas quickly.


Transformation

  1. The Transformation system is a new system that will allow you to transform into a powerful being for a short time, granting bonus stats.
  2. There are different grades of Transformations which players can earn from Transformation Contracts. Higher grades provide better stats, but have a shorter duration.
  3. Transformations will be permanently unlocked account-wide via a Transformation Contract. To use a Transformation, players need a Transformation Scroll.
  4. Transformation Contracts and Scrolls can be purchased from the Gold Sand Traders for Kinah. Other means to obtain them will be made available in the future.


Cubic

  1. The new Cubics system will provide you with permanent stat boosts for a character through the use of Cubicles.
  2. Cubicles can be acquired through Qubrinerk’s Workshop as well as other means.
  3. There are many types of Cubicles, and you can see the various stats awarded from the Cubic menu.

 

Item Changes

  1. Many consumables including power shards, crafting recipes and buff scrolls will be obsolete and automatically sold or removed upon login. Full item details will be available later.
  2. +5 Essence Cores will automatically be exchanged for Gold Ingots. Essence Cores lower than +5 will be immediately removed from players’ inventories.
  3. Gold Ingot is a new token that can be used to purchase items from the new Gold Sand Traders. Kinah can be exchanged for Gold Ingots.

 

Keep an eye out for additional articles and features explaining the biggest and best changes coming to Aion: Awakened Legacy—arriving October 24!
 


Power Up Week & All Boosts

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Starting on October 10, Power Up Week and All Boosts will be running for the next two weeks. Read on for full details!
 

Power Up Week

These server-wide buffs will greatly help when attempting to temper or enchant Essence Cores, Accessories, and Stigmas:

  1. Attempts to enchant a Stigma that are unsuccessful will only result in a decrease of one enchantment level rather than the destruction of the item
  2. Attempts to temper accessories (Hats, Earrings, Necklaces, Rings, and Belts) that are unsuccessful will only result in the decrease of one tempering level rather than the destruction of the item
  3. Attempts to enchant Essence Cores that are unsuccessful will only 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 stock up on items you may need by visiting the in-game store or web store.


All Boosts

All the boosts you know and love will be activated at once. These server-wide bonus buffs will help you with leveling, crafting, drops, and AP!

  1. 400% bonus EXP gain
  2. 100% bonus crafting EXP
  3. 100% bonus AP gain
  4. 100% bonus drop rate

 

These events will be active all the way up to the launch of Aion: Awakened Legacy on October 24.

 


End of the World Event

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Ereshkigal’s fury will soon be unleashed upon Atreia. Many of the zones and instances we’ve grown fond of will be destroyed by her rage. Before Ereshkigal unleashes her devastating attack, you’ll be able to visit some of these instances one last time and be generously rewarded.


How To Patricipate

In select instances, monsters you kill inside will have a chance to drop an [Event] Apocalyptic Chest. Killing the instance bosses will have a significantly higher chance to drop the chest as well. The Apocalyptic Chest will be rewarded to the party member with the highest roll.  Getting the loot inside is simple, just open the chest and be rewarded!


In some instances however, the Apocalyptic Chest will only drop from the instance boss.  These instances have been marked with an asterisk.


Instances

  • Danuar Sanctuary
  • Ophidan Bridge
  • Linkgate Foundry
  • Danuar Reliquary
  • Illuminary Obelisk*
  • Seized Danuar Sanctuary
  • Sauro Supply Base
  • Infernal Danuar Reliquary
  • Infernal Illuminary Obelisk*
  • Infinity Shard
  • The Eternal Bastion
  • Archives of Eternity
  • Drakenseer's Lair
  • Adma's Fall
  • Theobomos Test Chamber
  • Fallen Poeta*
  • Trials of Eternity


Rewards

  • Caeus Weapon Box
  • Caeus Armor Box
  • Berdin's Lucky Star (x3)
  • Omega Enchantment Stone
  • Tempering Solution
  • Omega Enchantment Stone (x3)
  • Tempering Solution (x3)
  • +12 Manastone Selection Bundle
  • Gray Wolf Mark (x50)
  • Master Harvester's Wings
  • Distorted Sunayaka's Weapon Box
  • Pure Empyrean Plume Box
  • Heavy Stigma Box
  • Master Harvester's Armor Box
  • Master Harvester's Weapon Box
  • Master Harvester's Accessory Box
  • Master Harvester's Hat Box

 

Be quick! The End of the World event will end October 24 with the launch of Aion: Awakened Legacy.


Aion: Awakened Legacy - Lakrum & New Instances

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When Ereshkigal gathered enough power, she destroyed the Abyss, and in that process sent its fragmented islands into Atreia. As the skies darken, all would have been lost if not for the sacrifice of Archdaevas—protecting what could be saved. What was familiar is now lost; uninhabitable and destroyed. Survivors rebuilt, and have discovered an ancient land with new secrets to tell.

 

New Zone: Lakrum

Lakrum is an ancient land, created by Aion centuries ago and protected by the Jotun. At the center of this ancient, forest-covered area, Aion built a grand temple to house a divine relic imbued with Aion’s divine magic. Ereshkigal has caught wind of the relic’s powers.

Once you reach level 75, you’ll continue your journey to Lakrum. Exploring this ancient land will take you to level 80; but remember, Lakrum is dense with both friend and foe alike—all fighting to gain power. You’ll need to be ready for anything that comes your way.

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Sitting at the north of Lakrum, and nested in Shaded Pine Forest, is Lakrum Fortress. This fortress is key to maintaining power in the region, so it’s highly desired by Asmodians, Elyos, and the Balaur. Artifacts scattered around the area can also be vital in capturing and controlling the fortress. Claim the fortress to bring a strategic advantage, and rewards, to your side.

 

New Instances

Primeth’s  Forge

Level 80 - 6 members - 4 Entries per week

Rewards: Legendary & Ultimate Armor, Plumes, PvE Enchantment Stones

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The Jotun protecting the relic have been turned to stone, and Frigida, under Ereshkigal’s orders, is using Primeth to createa weapon capable of containing the relic’s pure divine energy. Venture into Primeth’s Forge to wake the Jotun and stop Frigida!

Qubrinerk’s Cubic Workshop

Level 80 - 1 Member - 7 Entries per week

Rewards: Cubicles

The Shugo scientist, Qubrinerk, was working on “Cubics”— concentrated Aether capable of making any Daeva more powerful—until Shulacks raided it and took control of the lab. With the help of Qubrinerk’s Mercenaries, enter Qubrinerk’s Cubic Workshop to help rid her of her Shulack problem and be rewarded. Nyerk.

 

Updated Instances

Infernal Drakenspire Depths is an updated and more difficult version of Drakenspire Depths. This instance will offer some of the best equipment you can get, but you’ll only be able to enter if your faction controls Lakrum Fortress.

Some more familiar instances can be found in Lakrum, and have been updated for the higher level cap with new rewards and higher difficulty.

Instance

Details

Rewards

Mirash Sanctum

Solo

Level 76+

5 entries per week

 

Ancient Accessories, Plumes

Cradle of Eternity

3 members

Level 78+

5 entries per week

Ancient Weapons/Armor/Accessories, Plumes, PvE Enchantment Stones

Frozen Monolith

 

6 members

Level 80

5 entries per week

Legendary Armor, Plumes, PvE Enchantment Stones

Bastion of Souls

6 members

Level 80

5 entries per week

Legendary Weapon/Accessories, PvE Enchantment  Stones

Infernal Drakenspire Depths

 

12 members

Level 80

2 entries per week

Faction control Lakrum Fortress

Legendary & Ultimate Weapons/Accessories, PvE Enchantment Stones

 

 

Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the launch of Aion: Awakened Legacy on October 24.


Aion: Awakened Legacy Arrives October 24

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The next major update for Aion arrives in just a few weeks, with amazing improvements to almost all major game systems and features. Aion: Awakened Legacy brings a refreshing and simplified experience for Daevas old and young, promising to create a streamlined and more enjoyable experience regardless of your experience with the game. If you’ve never played Aion before—or if you’re looking to return—there’s no better time than with this update.

Visit the Aion: Awakened Legacy update page to register your account to receive a free Awakened Gala Gift Pack to help your Daeva take its first steps in the new update.

 

Level Cap Raised to 80

Characters can now access new skills and abilities as they increase their power to level 80.

 

Leveling Campaign Revamped

The landscape has changed, offering new pathways and blocking old ones. The leveling campaign has been completely reworked to improve quest and progression flow, as well as increase how quickly a character can achieve max-level.

 

New Zone – Lakrum

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A vast new land, dotted with long-forgotten ruins, has been discovered. Populated by mysterious new creatures and a solemn fortress guarded by the Jotun, the area known as Lakrum beckons adventurers to discover its secrets.

 

New Instance – Primeth’s Forge

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Ereshkigal’s troops have invaded the home and workshop of the Jotun’s greatest smith: Primeth. Brave the dangers of an active forge, liberate Primeth, and discover the true intent of Ereshkigal’s plans before it’s too late.

 

Transformations

Transformation

Assume the appearance and power of creatures, monsters, and even a divine being, boosting your stats for a short time. By collecting multiple transformations of the same tier you can combine them to achieve truly incredible feats of combat prowess.

 

Cubics

With the update we’re introducing a new Cubics system that can permanently increase your character’s stats. Within the new region of Lakrum, max level characters can traverse a portal to Qubrinerk’s Cubic Lab for a chance to obtain the magical Cubicles. Cubicles can then be stored in Cubics, which provide permanent stat increases.

 

Daevanion Skills

Characters at max level will have the ability to further customize their builds for PvE and PvP combat through skill specializations called Daevanion Skills. These are able to be switched at any time out of combat, allowing you to customize your approach to each and every encounter.

 

Infernal Drakenspire Depths

The regular Drakenspire Depths is being integrated into the revamped leveling campaign as a solo dungeon. A new more difficult version of the raid—Infernal Drakenspire Depths—is once again an endgame raid, offering the most powerful gear in the game.

 

Equipment & Enchanting

Lvl 80 Gear

With the vast changes coming in Aion: Awakened Legacy, an entirely new item-grade system in will impact a few systems. There are only three quality levels of new gear—Ancient, Legendary, and Ultimate—which reduces much of the complexity built up over past releases. Gear is also now strictly PvE or PvP focused, with each type of gear earnable only from that type of content. Enchanting is also specific to PvE and PvP, allowing you to specifically customize your character for the content you’re interested in.

 

Rifts

The ability to Rift is back! Rifts are once again specific to level ranges, and restrict higher level characters from entering lower level Rifts. Lower level characters can still enter higher Rifts, encouraging groups and Legions to help support their members for higher level rewards.

 

Sieges

Fortress

Sieges are being reverted to a pre-Coalition version, putting the focus back on Legions and Leagues. We’re also reducing the number of sieges down to two: Lakrum Fortress and Divine Fortress.

 

These changes and a lot more will be explored through in-depth feature articles from now until Aion: Awakened Legacy releases on October 24. You also won’t want to miss our update overview livestream the Friday before release, at 11am PDT on October 19. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to know the minute we post a feature preview or promotion.