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The New Utility Lockbox

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We've overhauled the Lockbox system and retired the Combat, Wealth and Enchantment Lockboxes. Now we are introducing a new set of lockboxes with the Utility Lockbox up first. The new lockboxes have new features and an entirely new prize list- all at the new low price of 199 NCoin. While popular desirable items like Tempering Solutions and Courier Passes are still available, exclusive prizes such a permanent Lustrous Skymane mount and a new permanent sidekick summoning lamp are also up for grabs.

Unlock the Utility Lockbox with a Utility Lockbox Key from the Key Pouch in the store!

 

Click here for more information on the new and improved lockboxes system or click here to see all the prizes available from the Utility Lockbox.


Store Update - November 5, 2014

Now that INVASION is here, we’ve put together a few items that may come handy in exploring the new zones and instances. From gear enchantment items to stylish costumes, there is truly something for everyone.

Castellan Bundles

Opening the Castellan Box gives you one random item, namely for gear enhancement. Many of the items are not available in the store. Pick up just the box or the bundles with Felicitous Socketing or the Castellan Gift Box.

Vindachinerk's Fine Combination Tool

Do you have a stock pile of random Enchatment Stones? Use Vindachinerk’s Fine Combination Tool to combine them for an even higher level stone. Check out the bundles with Supplements to get your gear to +15.

Lockbox Key Pouch

The Utility Lockbox is the first and newest lockbox in our Lockbox improvement. At a new low price, choose the Utility Lockbox Key to open the new Lockbox. Discounted Key Pouch bundles are also available.

New Pets

We have three new pets, two with completely new functionalities! Kennercan will pick up your loot at your command and you can even sell him your unwanted items. Pinkybell will boost your stats for a limited time but only when fed Aether Cherries, and Sidekick Akumu is the newest edition to the sidekick family. This evil-looking sidekick will alert you to nearby enemies, use food and drink items, and use up to five scroll items.

New Costumes

Just because Beritra is trying to take over Atreia, it doesn't mean you can't look good while fending off his invasion.

Bonus Entry Scrolls

Idgel Dome and Linkgate Foundry are the two newest instances in our INVASION update. Use the bonus entry scrolls for additional runs.

 

These are just a few items available and on sale. You can see all our store items in our in-game shop or click here to see it on the web store.


INVASION Update Patch Notes - November 5, 2014

The INVASION update will be live on November 5, 2014. In the meantime, patch notes are available.

New instances, new zones, and an inter-server siege are just a few new additions and changes in Aion: Steel Cavalry.

To read more about what's in the update, click here for the complete patch notes!


Scheduled Game Update - November 5, 2014

There will be a scheduled game update tomorrow, Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 5:30 AM to 11:00 AM Central Time. The game servers will be unavailable for approximately 5.5 hours.

- Changes -

  1. The INVASION update to Steel Cavalry will be applied. Patch Notes are available here.
  2. Nightmare Circus Event will end. Please get your last runs in.
  3. The Wealth Lockboxes will be retired and the key will no longer be on sale.
  4. The Utility Lockbox will drop in game with the key available from the Key Pouch on the store. Click here to read about our new and improved Lockboxes.
  5. New items and bundles will be available on the store.

Additionally from 7 AM to 10:30 AM Central, web login and account creation will be unavailable. Store pages and purchases will be unavailable until 1 PM Central.

 

Thank you for your patience!


The New and Improved Lockboxes

In the upcoming INVASION update, we are overhauling the lockbox system.  For starters, we will be retiring the Combat, Wealth and Enchantment Lockboxes and introducing a completely new set of lockboxes with some exciting changes. These new Lockboxes will  be the Utility, Power and Fortune Lockboxes. While they share some similar characteristics with their predecessors, they offer additional new features!

Rewards

The new lockboxes feature an entirely new reward list! This doesn’t mean minor adjustments to the previous boxes but in fact a complete overhaul of rewards. There are new items exclusive to the lockboxes, such as a permanent Lustrous Skymane mount, Sidekick Akumu Summoning Lamp, Timeless equipment boxes, as well as other desirable items like Tempering Solutions and Courier Passes.

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Lockbox Keys

The Lockbox keys work slightly differently now. On top of the rewards in the lockbox, there is a chance for you to get your key back when you open the lockbox in addition to your normal reward. That’s double the rewards with just one key!

We’re also changing the way keys are made available on the Black Cloud Marketplace. Instead of purchasing different keys depending on what is dropping in the game, you will instead be able to purchase a lockbox key pouch and select the key you want when opening it. That way, you can keep your key in the bundle until you find the box you want to open with it. Just make sure you pick the right key!

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And one of the biggest changes we’ve made is the price! Lockbox keys are now cheaper, at just 199 NCoin per key pouch. So you’ve got a chance at better rewards at a lower price. But that’s not all. For those of you who like to stock up on keys, we’ve put together bundles of 5 and 10 key pouches that will save you even more money! Be sure to visit the BCM on November 5 and check them out.

 

- Frequently Asked Questions -

Q: TL;DR , what makes these new Lockboxes better?

The Utility, Power and Fortune Lockboxes have brand new prize lists with keys at a new low price. Upon opening one of the new Lockboxes, there is also a chance to get your key back to claim rewards in another Lockbox. 

 

Q: I still have the old Lockbox Keys. What will happen to these keys?

After the INVASION update on November 5, 2014 your old lockbox keys will automatically switch over to the new keys according to the chart.

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Q: Why do I have a Utility Lockbox Key, Fortune Lockbox Key or Power Lockbox Key?

If you had any of the former Lockbox Keys in 4.5, these have been automatically changed to the new keys. You can still use these keys to get great rewards from lockboxes that drop in Atreia!

 

Q: I opened a lockbox but I still have my key. Did I do something wrong?

Don’t worry, you just had good luck. When you open a lockbox you will now have a chance to get the key you used back. You will still get the normal reward from the list, but you can now use that key to open another box.

 

Q: I have the old Lockbox keys. Can I petition to Support to pick the new Lockbox keys I want?

The keys will automatically change over to the new ones as mentioned below and we will not be taking any requests for replacing keys.

 

Q: What if I want the rewards in the old Lockbox?

The Wealth Lockbox will be available until maintenance on November 5, so please use your keys before the maintenance if you are interested in rewards specific to that box. If you have Combat or Enchantment Lockbox Keys, you will not be able to use them due to the respective Lockbox unavailability but you will receive new keys that can be used for future lockbox rotations.

 

Q: What should I do if I want more lockboxes?

While we've adjusted the lockboxes drop rate, it will continue to drop in nearly all zones available to Daevas. The Steel Rose instances will feature a slightly higher drop rate, so consider running any version of these instances if you want additional chances at awesome rewards.

 

Q: What items are in the new boxes?

Item lists will always be available on the store page for the Lockbox Key Pouch, with rewards for the currently available lockbox shown.

 

 

The first new lockbox going into rotation will be the Utility Lockbox. More information on the Utility Lockbox will be available on November 5, 2014.
 


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.