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Steel Cavalry is Live!

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Steel Cavalry, the latest free expansion for AION, is now live!  Only one question remains: are you ready?

Are you ready to become an Aethertech and learn to pilot a Bastion, the most fearsome war machine ever to march across the landscape of Atreia? Are you ready to take on the new challenges of the Illuminary Obelisk and the Iron Wall Warfront? Are you ready to get a new hairstyle? We understand if you’re not, these are daunting challenges left only for the brave.

OK, we’re only kidding! We know you’re ready to experience all that Steel Cavalry has to offer. But forewarned is forearmed, as they say, and we want to send you into battle with the best possible chances for success.

Here are some things you need to know before heading off to join the Cavalry:

  1. The Steel Cavalry website details some of the new information, so check it out if you haven’t already.
  2. We have some helpful information on Glory Points, the instance entry changes, and the latest seige schedule.
  3. The Asmodian Initiatives have been updated to include rewards for Aethertechs. Be sure to check it out.
  4. We’ve also got a new contest up and running: Server First: The Aethertech Challenge. Not for the faint of heart.


Good luck Daevas! And try not to step on any of the wildlife with those Bastions.

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Steel Cavalry Patch Notes - January 29, 2014

New instances, new systems, and a new playable class-- these are just a few new features and changes in Aion: Steel Cavalry.

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


The New Wealth Lockbox

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Say goodbye to candies because the Wealth Lockbox just got an update to its rewards list! You can now get items such as Ceramium Medals, Timeless Weapon Boxes, Sanctuary Fortress Crest Bundles, Golden Pack Saam Pet Eggs, and the always-popular Special Courier Passes. For the next four weeks, find lockboxes from monster drops and unlock it with the key from drops or the store!

Click here to see the new list of rewards.


Store Update - January 29, 2014

With the Cavalry's arrival, a few new items have made it's way to the store as well. Dress your character in two new costume skins or just change up your headgear. If you're looking for functionality, we have a new 30-day title and Tayga transformation candies. New Daevas also have special bundle of items available to help them on their journey throughout Atreia.

New Costume Items

Feeling preppy or like playing cop? We have uniforms and various headgear to go along with your style.

Lawful UniformLawful Headgear Vintage School ClothesVintage GlassesDaeva's Faithful Friend

 

Functional Items

Have you given the Illuminary Obelisk instance a try yet? Because you can add additional entries with the Illuminary Bonus Entry Scroll. The Daevic Start Kit is also available to new Daevas as it is filled with a few boost items to give your characters a head start. For our veteran Daevas, a new title would look good with your new Aethertech.

Illuminary Obelisk Bonus Entry ScrollDaevic Starter Kit[Title Card] Glorious Number One (30 days)

Wealth Lockbox Keys

The Wealth Lockbox got an updated rewards lists! You can now get items such as Ceramium Medals, Timeless Weapon Boxes, Sanctuary Fortress Crest Bundles, Golden Pack Saam Pet Eggs, and the always-popular Special Courier Passes. These keys are only here for 4 weeks.

 

These are just a few new items in the store. Click here to see what else is available.


[Updated] Asmodian Initiative

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Pandaemonium Governor Vidar is requesting additional troops against the war with the Elyos. Secured items and equipment for those who choose to join the Asmodians are detailed in his Asmodian Initiative.

 

Click here to read more.


Server First: The Aethertech Challenge

Prepare your Bastion because becoming the first level 65 Aethertech on your faction and server will win you recognition and a handsome prize! If you’re up for the challenge, get your Aethertech ready because once the servers go live, it will be a race!

To be considered for the event, you just need to create an Aethertech and get it to level 65. However, using Secret Remedy of Growth items will be grounds for disqualification. Any Terms of Server/User Agreement violations will also result in immediate disqualification. We know it won’t take long for some of you to reach level 65 but you have until February 7, 2014 to be considered for the event. After February 7, we’ll double-check, triple-check our data to find each faction and server firsts.

There will be eight winners, one winner per faction per server. Winners will receive (1) Wild Kitter’s Cipher-Blade, which can be worn as a skin by visiting the Item Remodeler in the capital cities.  

Official winners will be announced on February 13, 2014. Please click here for the official rules.

Best of luck, Daevas!
 

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Scheduled Game Update - January 29, 2014, 5:30 AM Central

There will be a scheduled game update tomorrow, Wednesday, January 29 from 5:30 AM to 11:00 AM Central Time. The game servers will be unavailable for approximately 5.5 hours.

- Changes -

  1. Aion: Steel Cavalry update will be live. You can start downloading the patch at 6 AM Central.
  2. Code Red: Atreia event will end.
  3. Combat Lockboxes will no longer drop in game and the key will no longer be on sale.
  4. Wealth Lockboxes will drop in game and the key will be on sale.
  5. New store items will be available.

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

 

Thank you for your patience!