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Daylight Savings Time Change Maintenance - November 2, 2014

There will be a scheduled maintenance period for Daylight Savings on Sunday, November 02, 2014 from 1:45 AM to 2:45 AM Central Time. The game servers will be unavailable for approximately 2 hours.

- Changes -

  1. Adjusting server time back an hour. Don't forget to change your clocks!
     

Thank you for your patience!


Panesterra Inter-server Siege Live Beta Available November 9

Panesterra was once part of Balaurea, ruled by the ancient Danuar. After a mysterious explosion of Ide in Kaldor, Panesterra was forced into another dimension. Continued Ide experiments in this new zone only brought further destruction across the land, this desolation revealed in its jagged cliffs and precarious bases.

Soon after its rediscovery, Beritra’s Special Forces have claimed Panesterra as their territory. They’ve taken advantage of its seemingly endless Ide resources, finally developing successful dimensional teleportation technology. At long last, Beritra is ready to  launch his assault on Atreia. Daevas are called into battle to drive out Beritra’s forces and prevent the opposing faction from gaining the upper hand—it is a relentless, all-hands-on-deck battle for dominance.

Panesterra is the ultimate siege, where 100 players from each server and faction will be pitted against each other. Nobody is your ally except your server’s faction. Claim victory for your server faction and together you will all bask in all the glory this exciting new zone has to offer.

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Elternum Fortress in Atanatos in Panesterra

Live Beta Period

While testing for accuracy of the siege capabilities and functions, the first weeks of the siege will be considered a beta test.  The first siege will be available on Sunday, November 9, after the update launch, and subsequently on Sundays. We will be using this period to collect feedback and make any adjustments deemed necessary. Because it is a beta test, participants can expect some issues, but we will do our best in resolving them quickly.

During the first few weeks, only sieging will be available. Over the course of the testing, we will open additional aspects of Panesterra, such as allowing exploration of the zone/fortress for the victorious server faction and, ultimately, the Ahserion Fortress siege, which will only be available to members of the four server factions who have conquered the Panesterra zones.

First Siege: Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 7 PM Server Time – Siege Only

Requirements

The top 1000 players (1-Star Officer and above) of the server faction can apply for the Panesterra Siege when it opens. Only 100 players from each server and faction will be able to participate.

Participation

To participate in the Panesterra Siege, you can apply by speaking with the Panesterra NPC in the Hall of Fame for Asmodians and Walk of Fame for Elyos. Remember space is limited to 100 players per faction per server.

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When the siege starts, each server faction will be placed across four Panesterra zones. Two server factions will be placed on each zone to face off and conquer the vulnerable fortress. The pairing of each server faction will be random.

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Belus in Panesterra

Rewards

Siege Rewards will be available during the testing. We will also have special surveys for participants of the siege and a survey for the each conquering server faction.

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Feedback

In-game surveys may be dispatched during the beta period to collect your feedback on the siege contents and service. Please fill them out as accurately as you can and we can consider your feedback for potential adjustments.

Remember, the Panesterra sieges function is in the beta phase and is subject to imperfections. Changes to the siege content may be made in order to improve players’ enjoyment of this new addition.


Harvest Revel Store Sale - October 30, 2014

Trick or Treat! This Harvest Revel we have a selection of treats for our Daevas. Pick up a Trick or Treat Bag for 1 NCoin and browse our selection of revel packages. The various revel packages are tailored to various types of players, from the beginner to the magic or physical attack player. The special Harvest Revel items are only available until Monday, November 3!

Trick or Treat Bag

Pick up this goodie bag for 1 NCoin. Be sure to collect the bag pertaining to your faction!

Veteran Reveler’s Package

The perfect bundle when you need supplies for another additional instance run.

Revel Up Package

This bundle contains an assortment of XP items great for leveling an alt or for a beginning player!

 

Cerebral Revelation & Temporal Revelation Packages

Catered to the magic or physical attack player these bundles contain items helpful to your class including an untradeable MB +27/MA +7 or ATK +5/Crit. Strike +8 Composite Manastone.

hugo Pets

These cuddly Shugos aren't as frigtening as they look. Hiding behind the mask is simply a terrifed Shugo.

Juggling Emotion Card

If you're looking for a trick, check out the Juggling Emotion Card.

Don't forget we have a few costumes on sale just for the Harvest Revel occasion. You can see all our store items in our in-game shop or click here to see it on the web store.


Harvest Revel Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest 2014 Winners

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We hope our Daevas enjoyed the Harvest Revel virtual pumpkin carving contest because we really enjoyed review all the creative submissions received! Please congratulate our top three winners for their revelutional entry and nabbing (1) Silver Daru Costume set!

Aadesh of Israphel

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Elliyon of Siel

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Qol of Siel

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Prizes will be delivered via in-game mail within 24 hours.
 


Weekly Server Maintenance - October 29, 2014, 5:30 AM Central

There will be a scheduled maintenance period tomorrow, Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 5:30 AM to 9:30 AM Central Time. The game servers will be unavailable for approximately 4 hours.

- Changes -

  1. Routine server updates and modifications.
  2. The Nightmare Circus continues for one more week.
  3. Character Transfers will be on hold temporarily in preparation of the INVASION update.
  4. Another set of costume skins will be on sale in the store.
  5. Harvest Revel store items will be in the store for one more week.

Additionally from 7:20 AM to 8:30 AM Central, the store pages and purchases will be unavailable.

 

Thank you for your patience!


INVASION Content Update Coming November 5

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The INVASION is coming. Asmodian and Elyos armies, both bolstered by the additions of the Aethertech class, have continued their battle against each other and the Balaur forces. But now, Beritra has marshalled his forces and renews his attempts at conquest. Meanwhile, new lands have been discovered and new opportunities lie in wait for those Daevas courageous and capable enough to rise to new challenges.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve shown you some of what will be coming with this new content update, including:

But there’s so much more to come!

We’ll keep updating this section with links to more of what we reveal in the time left until the INVASION hits the servers. Until then, keep checking back here for the latest information on Aion’s newest content update coming November 5, 2014.


Sneak Peek: New Systems & Changes

This “Fast Forward Friday” we take a sneak peek at various new systems and changes coming with our INVASION update on November 5, 2014.

Flight Bind Points

As part of a few quality of life changes in the upcoming update, players can now teleport to a bind point in certain zones by clicking on the icon on the map. These bind points are located at key locations throughout a zone. You must first discover the area and path before you are able to use the bind point to teleport there. You cannot teleport to another zone, only within the zone. The bind point has a 10 minute cool down but can be used in conjunction with scrolls and the Return skill.

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Equipment Purification

As new threats emerge, technology has been developed to combat the Balaur and rival faction. Certain equipment sets can be purified by the Equipment Purifier NPC. Purifying a weapon or a piece of armor requires materials that can be crafted or gathered from the world. When you purify your equipment, you add additional bonuses to the armor stats without any effects to already socketed manastones, godstones. Only certain equipment enchanted to a certain level is eligible, and the piece will lose five levels of enchantment upon purification that can be re-enchanted later.

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Godstones Rework

Players will no longer need to visit an NPC to socket a Godstone. You can soon socket your own Godstones, and, to replace a Godstone, you simply socket another on top of it. Since the Godstone NPCs no longer have steady employment in game, they have chosen to retire early.

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Illusion Godstones will also be available for purchase for Officer-rank and above. While similar to regular Godstones, these purchasable ones have a chance to be destroyed when in use. When the destruction of the item has been triggered, you will receive a notification indicating the Godstone will become ineffective after 10 minutes.

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Beritra’s Invasion Bosses

Beritra Special Forces continued their research on Ide after discovering its power in the Danuar weapon, Hyperion. With ancient designs and parts from the Sauro Supply Base, Beritra was able to create his own Ide-powered weapons to prepare for his invasion.

These creatures are world bosses and will require great efforts from Daevas to defeat them.

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Gelkmaros and Inggison

Gelkmaros and Inggison will have new quests for level 65 players, and the zone’s fortresses will be upgraded to level 65. Siege rewards now include Ceramium Medals.

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Siege Blessing

A special siege blessing will be applied during sieges in the Abyss, Katalam, and Danaria for those participating in the siege. The blessing will be for the faction at a disadvantage.

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We'll be posting more details about INVASION the update to Steel Cavalry every Friday so check back with us frequently!