Announcements

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.


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.
 


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.


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.