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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!


Harvest Revel Store Sale - October 22, 2014

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With October 31st approaching fast, we have a few discounted costumes for those who like to shop late. Take your pick from six discounted costumes!

If you like to dye your costumes, don't forget True Black and Hot Orange Dyes are still on sale!

You can see all our store items in our in-game shop or click here to see it on the web store.


Weekly Server Maintenance - October 22, 2014, 5:30 AM Central

There will be a scheduled maintenance period tomorrow, Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 5:30 AM to 9:00 AM Central Time. The game servers will be unavailable for approximately 3.5 hours.

- Changes -

  1. Routine server updates and modifications.
  2. The Hoppening event will end. Please collect your final rewards.

Additionally from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM Central, web login, account creation, and store purchases will be unavailable.

 

Thank you for your patience!


Sneak Peek: Atreian Passport

This “Fast Forward Friday” we take a sneak peek at a new system we are adding in game called the Atreian Passport.

The Atreian Passport is a daily stamp collecting system that offers unique gifts just for entering Atreia! All your characters on one account share the same Passport, allowing any one of your characters to check in. There is no level restriction for having and using the Passport.

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- How Does It Work -

For every day you log into the game, you get a stamp on your Passport as well as a free gift. You can find the Atreian Passport by logging in game and clicking the Passport icon by the Compass. Log in daily to collect your gifts and stamps. For the first month, you can collect 21 stamps but every subsequent month you can collect up to 28 stamps. Every 7 consecutive stamps on the Passport will give you a special gift. Make it a goal to collect all the stamps each month to maximize your gifts. 

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- Gifts -

When you log in each day, a system message will alert you that a stamp has been added to your Passport and you will receive a daily gift! The Daily Gift boxes consist of consumables with a special gift on your 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th stamp. There is also an Anniversary Gift only available to you every year on the month of your account creation. Just log in any day during your anniversary month and you’ll get the gift box in the Daily Gift menu. Unsure of when you created your account? Don’t worry we have it right on the bottom of the Passport menu.

To claim your gifts, you will need to claim the item via the Daily Gifts tab on the Passport menu when you bring it up. They will not be put in your inventory automatically as they can be claimed by any character on the account. Daily Gifts will continue to accumulate here until they are claimed. You can claim it at any time and on any character on the account. Similar to your mailbox, the tab can only store 50 unclaimed gift boxes. We suggest you collect your gifts in a timely fashion, as the oldest ones will be overwritten as newer gifts come in. Once claimed, to identify the items from the Atreian Passport, there will be a [Stamp] tag associated with the items.

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The Atreian Passport is a permanent feature of the game and will be available immediately upon the launch of the upcoming update. We'll be posting more details about the update to Steel Cavalry every Friday so check back with us frequently!


The Nightmare Circus Returns

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Taking advantage of Harvest Revel, Nightmare Lord Heiramune continues his plot to invade Atreia using  the Queen of Faeries' power. Yume, the Queen of Faeries, possesses the ability to manifest dreams into reality, and Heiramune is holding her hostage to harness that power to fully cross realms and bring his Nightmare Circus to Atreia. Help save Yume and unlock treasures at the Nightmare Circus!

Click here to read more.


Weekly Server Maintenance - October 15, 2014, 5:30 AM Central

There will be a scheduled maintenance period tomorrow, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 5:30 AM to 9:00 AM Central Time. The game servers will be unavailable for approximately 3.5 hours.

- Changes -

  1. Routine server updates and modifications.
  2. The Hoppening event will continue for one more week.
  3. Nightmare Circus event will start.
  4. Marchutan's Secret Order event will end and the item will be removed from player inventories. Please collect your final rewards.


Thank you for your patience!