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Boost your rewards in the Crucible with new store items!

Summer has begun, and with it a hot new update to the Black Cloud Marketplace! Check out these new items to help you gain more rewards in the Crucibles:

Crucible Bonus Packs
Conquer the Crucibles with these Bonus Packs! Each pack can be purchased twice per day.

• Empyrean Bonus Pack
Think you can handle the 10 stages of the Empyrean Crucible? This Pack contains one Empyrean Crucible Time Scroll and 1400 Crucible Insignias as an added bonus! Brave the Emyprean Crucible again and again!

• Challenge Bonus Pack
Rack up more insignias with the Crucible Challenge Bonus Pack! The Pack contains one Crucible Challenge Time Scroll, as well as the 1400 Crucible Insignia bonus!

• Coliseum Bonus Pack
Ready for some PvP action? The Coliseum Bonus Pack gives one Arena Ticket which can be used to enter the Arena of Chaos or Arena of Discipline! Hone your PvP skills in massive Free-for-all battles or 1v1 fights and earn great rewards! As with the other packs, this item will earn you a bonus 1400 Crucible Insignias!

Crucible Boost Pack
Still need more insignias? The Crucible Boost Pack contains three 20% insignia boosts—one for each Crucible! Best of all, each boost lasts for 30 days and are account-wide boosts! Be sure to stock up for the summer!

Medium C.U.B.E. Bonus Item
We've listened to our players, and are now offering a bonus item with purchase of a medium-sized C.U.B.E.! Fill up your C.U.B.E. with goodies from the Black Cloud Marketplace and receive a Premium Crown Box with a random chance to receive Ancient Crowns! Lucky players could even receive multiple Major Ancient Crowns from a single box!

Head to the Black Cloud Marketplace today and check out these new Crucible-boosting items and the medium C.U.B.E. bonus! If you can't beat the heat this summer, beat down your foes in the Crucible!

Improved Event Settings!

Greetings Daevas!

We have been listening to feedback about the event, and changes have been made that allow more people to participate! We have extended the time frame that Golden Aether drops, added an additional window of time for the drops, and added more locations where the Aether will drop!

Golden Aether will now drop from 11am to 3pm Central time, and also from 7pm to 1am Central. The following zones/instances have also been added:

  • B Dredge
  • C Dredge
  • Eye of Tiamaranta
  • Theobomos
  • Brusthonin
  • Nochsana Training Camp
  • Fire Temple
  • Steel Rake
  • Adma Stronghold
  • Besh Temple
  • Theo Labs
  • Dark Poeta

Please note that the group instances, the Abyss, Silentera Canyon, and the Eye have the best drop rate chances. All other areas have a slightly lower drop rate.

These changes will be applied at 7pm Central time today. No server restart is needed, so game play will not be interrupted!

We have also added additional information to our Spoils of War event page - be sure to check it out!

Spoils of War starts today!

The fragile truce between the Elyos and Asmodians has broken. Temporary allies once again fight as bitter enemies even as they press deeper into Tiamaranta. Supplies run low as this three-way war stretches on; and amidst it all, a dragon lord seeks to unleash a terrifying power. Each faction stands to reap the rewards of battle, but only the victor can claim The Spoils of War!

Prepare yourselves for an epic two-week event to keep your side's army fighting, stop a sinister Balaur plot, and be rewarded with AP, Medals, Manastones, boosts, and enchantment stones! From June 6 to June 20, participate in The Spoils of War and you can receive a Daeva's share of loot!

Details about the event can be found here!

Also, check out the additions to the store! Make the most of the Besh Temple Blitz with Blitz Packs, get free event items, and get more inventory space!

New Housing Auction Plans!

Greetings Daevas!

Did you know?

  • Mansion owners never suffer from soul sickness!
  • Estate owners never suffer from soul sickness and get a 5% increase to crafting proc rates!
  • All housing owners can have Blooms in their house that can produce AP relics, enchantment stones, godstones, and more!

If you have been thinking that you might want a space of your very own (and the perks that go with it!), then we have good news! Housing auctions will open again this Wednesday, June 6. We will be releasing the unsold houses in phases, similar to the first schedule. Phase 1 will be put up for auction on Wednesday. Phase 2 will not be released until Phase 1 sells out. This is individual to each server — for example if Israphel sells out of Phase 1 first, Phase 2 will then be released there, even if the other servers are still in Phase 1. The goal here is to end up with cozy neighborhoods full of people!

Siel, Israphel, and Tiamat will follow this schedule:

Kahrun has fewer homeowners than the other servers, and will have a different release schedule.

Server Maintenance May 30

There will be a server update tomorrow, May 30, from 5:30 to 8:30am Central Time. During this maintenance, players who recently experienced issues purchasing NCoin will be compensated with a Major Relic Sack. In addition, players who purchased 7-day Administrator's Boons prior to these items being removed from the game will receive new 7-day Administrator Boons.

Thank you for your patience during this downtime.

'Decorate Your Space!' contest winners!

Greetings once again, decorative Daevas! We had a ton of entries in the 'Decorate Your Space!' contest, where we asked players to deck out the interiors of their houses and studios for a chance to win some fancy—and functional!—furniture! It's clear you all put a lot of time and effort into decorating your homes, and we had a tough time deciding from all the wonderful entries, but we're pleased to announce the winners! Click, 'Read More' to find out who won!

Server Maintenance May 23

Servers will be down for maintenance tomorrow, May 23, between 5:30 AM and 8:30 AM Central Time.

Following this maintenance, Felicitous Socketing Supplements and Life Leafs will be removed from the Black Cloud Marketplace. Felicitous Socketing Supplements guarantee 100% success on manastone placement, and Life Leafs can be used to craft permanent Sharptooth Airspike (or proc Bloodletter!) mounts! Be sure to pick some up while they're available!

We appreciate your patience during this maintenance period!