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Weekly Server Maintenance - October 28, 2015, 6:00 AM Central

There will be a scheduled maintenance period tomorrow, Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 6:00 AM to 10:30 AM Central Time. The game servers will be unavailable for approximately 4 and a half hours.

- Changes -

  1. Routine server updates and modifications.
  2. The Nightmare Circus event will continue for one more week.
  3. Phase 2 of Octoberfest will continue for one more week.

Additionally, web login, account creation, and store purchases will be unavailable until 9:20 AM.

Be sure to follow @L2andAionOps for updates.

Thank you for your patience!


The Nightmare Circus Returns

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Having captured the Queen of Faeries Yume and intending to harness her power for himself, Heiramune continues his plot to invade Atreia. With Yume's ability to make dreams into reality, Heiramune intends to harness that power in order to cross realms and bring with him his Nightmare Circus. Treasure and reward await any Daeva brave and strong enough to face Heiramune and save Yume. 

- Instance Information -

  • Duration: October 21 through November 4, 2015
  • Dungeon Name: Nightmare Circus
  • Players: 2-6 Required
  • Level: 30+
  • Re-entry Time: Once a day and bonus scrolls are also available from the store.
  • Where: Sanctum, Pandaemonium

- How to Participate -

To help save Yume, you must be at least level 30 with a minimum group of two players. Yume’s faerie friends are available in Pandaemonium or Sanctum. Speak to them to start the Nightmare Circus instance. The fairies have asked the Daevas for help, and to hide your identity, you will be transformed into a Khum’gom, a bear-like creature. As a Khum’gom, your regular attack skills will not work; you will be given five preset skills including a healing spell. To become even stronger, you can transform into a Nightmare Circus Harlequin. The Harlequin transformations are available via an in-game quest. Additional ones can be purchased on the store.

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- Location -

Dungeon entrances located in the capital cities, Pandaemonium and Sanctum.

 

- Stage One -

Once you’ve transformed into a Khum’gom or a Harlequin, you can start the instance by attempting to break the cage lock holding Yume captive. Monsters will come down the three gates and circle the cage. You must defeat these monsters before the first boss, Mistress Viloa, spawns or you’ll have to fight them while she is there. Viloa will only appear for a short time so defeat her and grab the keys she drops!

- Stage Two -

When Mistress Viloa is defeated or despawns, she summons the second boss, Harlequin Lord Reshka. Upon appearance, he will spawn boxes which contain monsters that he can use. Destroy the boxes to stop Reshka from using them. Make sure you defeat Reshka before he despawns, or you won’t get any key from him to use later.

- Stage Three -

Nightmare Lord Heiramune, the final boss, will appear once Reshka is defeated or has despawned. Heiramune must be defeated to rescue Yume and will not despawn. During the fight, he will summon nightmare creatures and a phantom of himself, which will cast healing spells, to aid him.

Once Heiramune is defeated, Yume will be freed from her cage and her faerie friends will join in to thank you. The Nightmare Crates will spawn and players can open the crates with keys dropped or purchased from the store. A normal Nightmare Crate requires one key to open while the Greater Nightmare Crates need three.

Now that you've completed the instance you can run it again with a bonus scroll or wait until the instance cooldown resets the next day. Bonus scrolls are also available in the store to reset the cooldown timer.

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- Rewards -

These are the prizes available from the Nightmare Crates. The keys drop from the bosses after you defeat them. Mistress Viloa and Grand Lord Reshka will both guarantee a drop of two keys and they have a chance to drop additional keys. Nightmare Lord Heiramune will drop one key. Party members must roll for each key so set the ground rules for looting and rolling on the keys. If you want to open more crates, keys can also be acquired through the store.

Normal Nightmare Crate (Requires 1 key to open)

[Event] Superior Manastone Bundle

[Event] Hyperion's Wing Chest

[Event] Fabled Godstone Bundle

[Event] Scroll Bundle

Tempering Solution

[Event] Dye Bundle

Spooky Spandex (7 days)

Major Relic Box

[Event] Heroic Godstone Bundle

Ceramium Medal

Administrator's Boon IV - 1 Hour

[Event] Noble Commander Card

Omega Enchantment Stone

[Event] Raksha Weapon Box

Glittering Shell

[Event] Tahabata Weapon Box

[Event] Hyperion's Mythic Weapon Chest

[Event] Dreamer's Reward (event reward bundle)

[Event] Hyperion's Mythic Armor Chest

Glittering Shell

Helper Pixie Pet (15 Day)

Helper Pixie Pet (30 day)

Expeditionary Force Ceramium Medal Box

 

 

Greater Nightmare Crate (Requires 3 keys to open)

 

[Event] Hyperion's Mythic Weapon Chest

[Event] Raksha Weapon Box

[Event] Hyperion's Mythic Armor Chest

Administrator's Boon IV - 1 Hour

[Event] Hyperion's Wing Chest

Ceramium Medal

Glittering Shell

Major Ancient Crown

Tempering Solution

[Event] Dye Bundle

Omega Enchantment Stone

Mithril Medal (x10)

Spooky Spandex

Conqueror's Mark

Raksha Weapon Box

Major Relic Box

[Event] Heroic Godstone Bundle

[Event] Dreamer's Reward

Stigma Sack

Assured Greater Felicitous Socketing Box (M)

Helper Pixie Pet (15 day)

Assured Greater Felicitous Socketing Box (E)

Helper Pixie Pet (30 day)

 

 

 

 

The Greater Nightmare Crate has a higher chance to give the Dreamer's Reward. The Dreamer's Bundle may contain the following:

 

*Yume's Cute Costume

*Yume's Stage Top

*Yume's Stage Pants

*Yume's Stage Shoes

*Yume's Stage Gloves

*Yume's Stage Shoulders

*Yume's Stage Headpiece

*Yume's Harp

*Yume's Angel Wing Feather (Stats, Untradeable)

*Yume's Angel Wing Feather

*Nightmare Circus Reset Scroll

*Tea of Repose - 20% Recovery

*Magic Card: Private Jester Summoning Card

*Tea of Repose - 50% Recovery

*[Title] Yume's Rescuer (3 days)

*Greater Running Scroll (1 hour)

*[Title] Yume's Rescuer (7 days)

*Major Crit Strike Scroll (1 hour)

*Greater Awakening Scroll (1 hour)

*Major Crit Spell Scroll (1 hour)

*Rosenimbus

 

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- Event Tips-

  1. While the minimum group entry requirement is 2, we highly recommend you taking a full party!
  2. The mobs will not attack until they are alerted of your presence. Be careful and avoid accidentally training the mobs on your group because they will hurt!
  3. For even more HP and powerful attacks, you can use a Harlequin transformation when you enter the instance.
  4. Yume will heal you every few seconds if you're near her cage so consider fighting monsters near her.
  5. Try to take down as many mobs as possible before the first boss, Mistress Viloa, spawns or you’ll end up fighting her and a horde of monsters.
  6. The Stage One boss, Mistress Viloa, and the Stage Two boss, Grand Lord Reshka, will despawn if they aren’t defeated in the allotted time.
  7. When fighting Heiramune, designate certain group members to fight the Mammoths and Phantom Heiramune. Take down Phantom Heiramune as soon as you can, as he can heal the Nightmare Lord Heiramune.

Weekly Server Maintenance - October 21, 2015, 6:00 AM Central

There will be a scheduled maintenance period tomorrow, Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM Central Time. The game servers will be unavailable for approximately 4 hours.

- Changes -

  1. Routine server updates and modifications.
  2. Pumpkin Carving Contest will end on October 22, 2015.
  3. Phase One of Octoberfest will end and Phase Two will begin with the Brewmasters offering their prizes in exchange for tickets.
  4. Upgrade Arcade will end. Please use your remaining tokens.
  5. Nightmare Circus will begin. Details will be available after the maintenance.

Additionally, web login, account creation, and store purchases will be unavailable until 9:30am.

Thank you for your patience!


Harvest Revel Store Update - October 14, 2015

Just in time for Harvest Revel and Octoberfest, we're bringing you some special items! There was quite the demand for the Reveler's Reverie costume to make an appearance and it's here for a limited time. Also, Fresh Barley is available to supplement your Octoberfest activites and Revelation package to celebrate the season. 

Harvest Revel Costumes

Show everyone how you celebrate Harvest Revel with these costumes.

[Emotion Card] Harvest Revel & Juggling

Show off your skill and celebrate!

 

Reveler's Packages

Boost your reveling power with a bundled experience boost and Tea of Repose!

 

Revelation Packages

A bundle of stat-boosting items for magical or physical classes.

Harvest Revel Form Candy

Make them all scream with this spooky transformation! 

Pumpkin Decorated Tree

A spooky tree that grants ancient crowns every day for 6 days!

Harvest Revel Furniture

Spooky house decorations, perfect for the season!

Silver Daru Outfit

A vintage Aion outfit made of imitation Daru leather! Includes headgear and costume.

Fresh Barley

Need more barley? Pick 'em up for 2 NCoin each! Only until October 21.

These items will be available on the store until November 4, 2015. You can see all sale items and more in our in-game shop or click here to see it on the web store.


Weekly Server Maintenance - October 14, 2015, 2:30 AM Central

There will be a scheduled maintenance period tomorrow, Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 2:30 AM to 6:30 AM Central Time. The game servers will be unavailable for approximately 4 hours.

- Changes -

1.     Routine server updates and modifications.

2.     Collecting Fresh Barley for Octoberfest will be available for one more week.

3.     New items will be available on the Black Cloud Marketplace.

4.     The login window has been moved outside the game. 

5.     The Fast-track server is now available for characters up to level 60.

Additionally web and forum login, account creation, and the store will be unavailable until 8:00 AM

Patch notes are available here

Thank you for your patience!


Harvest Revel - Pumpkin Carving Contest

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Harvest Revel in Atreia can only mean one thing - pumpkin carving!

We're looking for the greatest gourd artists among you to celebrate the season with a pumpkin carving contest. Using the image provided below you can design your own digital pumpkin carving. If you would prefer to get your hands dirty with a real pumpkin carving, these will also be accepted. Break out your carving tools or use the provided digital image to create your jack-o-lantern and submit your carving. 

- How to Participate - 

  1. To enter you must carve a real pumpkin or use the provided image to create jack-o-lantern. The carving must be Aion-themed in design.
  2. Entries must be submitted to aion_community@ncsoft.com by October 22, 2015 with "Harvest Revel - Pumpkin Carving Contest" as the subject line.
  3. In the body of the email include, "This email is submitted as an entry in the Harvest Revel Pumpkin Carving Contest."
  4. Entries must include both character and server name in the submission email and will be judged based on creativity, originality, and the best representation of Aion.
  5. Judging will be done by the Aion team. 3 winners will be selected and announced on October 30, 2015.

- Prizes - 

A total of three winners will be chosen to win the following:

  1. Two [Event] Omega Enchantment Stones
  2. [Emotion Card] Harvest Revel
  3. [Event] Jack O' Lantern Hat

Prizes will be delivered via in-game mail within 24 hours after the winners are announced.

Click here for the official event rules.

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Octoberfest is Here!

Festival planner Octobrunerk is preparing for the upcoming beer festival, Octoberfest. He has invited the top three Brewmasters to Sanctum and Pandaemonium to come to the festival and promised a big reward to the one who can brew the best beer. While not persuaded by the the festival or the promise of reward, the Brewmasters were intrigued by the chance to compete against each other and determine once and for all whose beer is best. 

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- How to Participate - 

Phase One: Harvesting Barley (October 7 to October 21)

During the event, you can speak to NPC Octobrunerk to receive a daily quest to collect 20 Fresh Barley which can be found in world and instance drops.

You'll be rewarded 1 Dried Barley and 5 Lite Beers for completing the quest. The Lite Beer will recover 5% of your Energy of Repose and the Dried Barley can be used at one of three Brewmasters to purchase a claim ticket. Spend your Dried Barley wisely, since the Brewmaster you choose will determine your rewards based on their ranking in the contest.

This daily quest is repeatable only during Phase One with a maximum of 14 claim tickets.

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Phase Two: The Contest Winner (October 21 to November 4)

During  the three Brewmasters will now offer prizes in exchange for the claim tickets earned during Phase One. The prizes offered will differ based on their ranking and claim tickets can only be redeemed at the Brewmaster they came from originally. We recommend going with one Brewmaster to maximize your rewards.

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- Location - 

Event NPCs can be found in Pandaemonium for Asmodians and Sanctum for Elyos.

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- Rewards - 

Once Phase Two starts on October 21, one of the Brewmasters (Eimaj, Reklov, or Nitram) will be declared the victor. Each Brewmaster will offer various rewards for the appropriate claim tickets. You can also purchase the victor's winning claim ticket on the store if an item catches your fancy.

From the victorious Brewmaster, you can pick up the [Event] Winner's Thank-you Gift for 12 claim tickets. The box includes:

*[Title Card] Drunken Master - 90 day pass

*[Event] First Place Beer - x10 - Replenishes 20% Energy of Repose

*Medal Box - Chance for Ceramium Medal or Fragemented Ceramium

 

The runner up Brewmaster offers [Event] Runner-up’s Thank-you Gift that includes:

*[Event] Second Place Beer - x10 - Replenishes 10% Energy of Repose

*Medal Box - Chance for Ceramium Medal or Fragemented Ceramium

 

The third Brewmaster offers [Event] Consolation Thank-you Gift that includes:

*[Event] Third Place Beer - x10 - Replenishes 5% Energy of Repose

*Medal Box - Chance for Ceramium Medal or Fragemented Ceramium

 

Each Thank-you Gift will also give you one other reward item with the Winner's Gift having the better odds.

*Blood Mark Box

*Dynatoum's Brazen Armor Box

*Dynatoum's Brazen Weapon Box

*Omega Enchantment Stone

*Tempering Solution

 

 

Phases One will be available until October 21 and Phase Two will start on October 21 and end on November 4. Collect your barley and get your bets in!