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Come Celebrate Aion's First Truly Free Anniversary!

Greetings, Daevas!

This week we’re celebrating a milestone in our service- the 1 year anniversary of Truly Free Aion!  Just 1 year ago, Aion shed its subscription model and opened up the world of Atreia to all players for free.  Veterans of the MMO genre know that free can mean many different things to different companies.  Even more recent game conversions advertise free while their service tells a very different story.  We wanted our model to be the best out there, so we gave you, our players, the entire core game with zero restrictions.  No annoying upgrades, no trade limits, and nothing hidden behind a pay wall.  We also gave you 3.0 and all of its content for free and we’re excited to announce that this June, we’ll be giving you update 4.0: Dark Betrayal Truly Free as well!

To celebrate this milestone as well as the future on Aion, we’ve enabled the popular Decorate the Cake event that we ran last year.  This event lets players find flames throughout the world and light the candles on the celebration cake in each faction’s city square.  When lit, the candle will give a powerful buff to any player standing near the cake!  So gather together, celebrate, and share the rewards!

Event Details:

Brilliant Truly Free Candle – 300% XP gain for 4 hours!

Mysterious Truly Free Candle – 300% drop rate for 4 hours!

Calming Truly Free Candle – Gives everyone in the area 10% attack speed and 10% cast speed for 4 hours and replenishes their DP by 2000.

Flames can be exchanged for candles with NPCs located in Sanctum and Pandaemonium – Just look for the giant cake!

 


Aion 4.0 Dark Betrayal Revealed

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The Dragon Lord Tiamat is dead, but the war for Atreia is just beginning.

Aion 4.0: Dark Betrayal launches this June! Master the new Songweaver and gunslinger classes, hone new skills with an increased level cap, and explore new lands and dungeons.

More information about the update will be coming soon!


Weekly Server Maintenance, April 10, 5:30am Central

There will be a scheduled maintenance period tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10 from 5:30 AM to 9:00 AM Central Time. For this maintenance:

 

  • The Wheel of Fortunerk is ending and will be turned off. If you haven't had a chance to take a stab at the wheel this will be your last chance! Spin to win a...
    • A Palace + 1 month's rent (A Wheel of Fortunerk exclusive)
    • Tiamat's Spectral Wings
    • LvL 130 Enchantment Stone
    • Composite Manastone Bag (x5)
    • The Dragon Lord's Weapon Box
  • Oriel and Pernon bards are leaving Atreia. Today is your last chance to transform and battle as an all-powerful guardian general. All event items will be removed from the store after tomorrow's maintenance.
  • Tomorrow will be the first day of our Truly Free Anniversary! We want to thank you for continuing to play Aion with us. 2013 will be a year full of great events and memories. The Truly Free Anniversary event will last from April10, 2013 ~ April 17, 2013.
    • Special reintroduction of the giant cake and candle event
    • Aether Flame drop rate has been increased
  • The following items will be removed from the Black Cloud Marketplace
    • Elite Enchantment Stone Bundle
    • Premium Enchatment Stone Bundle
    • Guardian General Transform Items

Transform and battle as a Guardian General!

Bards have made their way back to Atreia with a wondrous new invention-  a candy that can transform a Daeva into a Guardian General!  Though untested in combat, subjects of the candy’s effects immediately learned how to perform some of the abilities of the Guardian General.

Those crafty Shugos, always looking for a new product, have also partnered with the Bards to sell this powerful new candy on the Black Cloud Marketplace!

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This special event lasts until Wednesday, April 10th so visit the Bards or the Black Cloud Marketplace to try the power for yourself!

 


The Wheel of Fortunerk has returned!

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Greetings Deava!

The Wheel of Fortunerk is back! Spin the wheel for a chance to win one of many amazing prizes! Every spin is guaranteed a prize, and we've brought back some old favorites as well as added in some new goodies.

Here are just some of the prizes you could win this time!

  • A Palace + 1 month's rent (A Wheel of Fortunerk exclusive!)
  • Tiamat's Spectral Wings
  • LvL 130 Enchantment Stone
  • Composite Manastone Bag (x5)
  • The Dragon Lord's Weapon Box

Please note: If you receive an error stating the wheel is unavailable, please clear your browser's cache and refresh the page.


Weekly Server Maintenance, March 27, 5:30am Central

There will be a scheduled maintenance period tomorrow, Wednesday, March 20 from 5:30 AM to 9:00 AM Central Time. For this maintenance:

  • The Shugo Kingdom Adventure will be turned off and the event items will be removed from the store.
  • Wealth Lockboxes will be replaced by Enchantment Lockboxes. Keys for the Enchantment Lockbox will be on sale in the Black Cloud Marketplace.
  • Asmo incentives will end on Tiamat, but will continue on Israphel and Siel, with some minor changes.
    • The 50e set can now only be claimed by level 51 characters on eligible servers.
    • The Tier 2 Crucible weapon can only be claimed by level 54 characters on eligible servers.
    • The Adventurer's Guide will be retired.
  • The store will be updated - look for Valentine's outfits and sales on enchantment supplies!

Enchantment Lockboxes coming next week!

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Beginning Wednesday, March 27, Enchantment Lockboxes will begin dropping in place of Wealth Lockboxes all over Atreia. You will need a Enchantment Lockbox key in order to open these new lockboxes. As with Wealth Lockbox Keys, you can get these in-game, purchase them from another player, or buy them on the Black Cloud Marketplace!

We continue to rotate the lockboxes monthly, so expect to see both Combat and Wealth Lockboxes back in the future! Please note that if you have a Wealth Lockbox Key, it will not open a Enchantment Lockbox - but don't throw it away because Wealth Lockboxes WILL be back!

Enchantment Lockboxes feature items to help with both socketing and enchantment! Level 130 enchantment stones and a Mythic socketing supplement make this box one you will want to open! The Noble Special Manastone Pouch is a new item and it is guaranteed to give a level 60 Composite Manastone. The table below shows all possible drops from the Wealth Lockbox. Expect to see these new lockboxes after maintenance on Wednesday!

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