Announcements

November 18, 2015 Game Update Is Live!

Greetings Daevas,

Our latest free update for Aion: Upheaval is now live!

The update contains changes to the Abyss and Panesterra, quality of life upgrades, and plenty of new gear for players to collect.  There are plenty of other changes as well, so be sure to read the 4.9 patch notes when the update goes live.  For now, here is a brief rundown of a few major changes.

The Abyss:

In the aftermath of your battle with Beritra, whispers have begun to surface of the return of the Ereshkigal Legion.  Detecting this new movement in the Upper Abyss, the Elyos and Asmodians have constructed Landings, advance fortifications to carry out aggressive strikes against the Balaur.

The Abyss has gone through some pretty big changes.  The Core has been sealed away and is no longer accessible, a new group of islands has emerged in the Lower Abyss which will serve as a Level 46+ hunting ground, and the Upper Abyss is how home to 16 new bases and 2 new factional landings.  The bases begin occupied by either the Ereshkigal or Beritra Legions and reside in both the inner and outer sections.  There are also 4 artifacts among them for players to control and use.

Panesterra:

Daevas of all ranks can now enter Panesterra if there are not enough entries by the top 1000 ranked individuals.  Maximum entrants remains at 100.

Sealed Argent Manor:

Sealed Argent Manor is a new level 65 solo instance that can be accessed through Territory Villages in Cygnea and Enshar.

Gear:

New Mythic PvP gear and Mythic Daevanion gear can now be acquired.  The PvP gear can be acquired with Blood Marks and a new item, Blood Medals, while the Daevanion gear can be crafted.

Amplification:

Amplification Tools and Stones are no longer required to enchant past maximum level.  Remaining Tools can be sold back to vendors at their purchase cost and Amplification Stones will be exchanged for Omega Enchantment stones at a 1:1 ratio.

There are many more changes than this, so be sure to read the full patch notes here!


Next Update to Aion: Upheaval Coming November 18

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The latest update to Aion: Upheaval is coming and we're excited to announce that it will arrive on November 18. Erishkagal's influence has changed the Abyss and new holdings have been established deeper within to combat this new threat. Are you ready?

Here's a recap of the changes we've looked at so far:

  1. Overview
  2. Enchanting/Amplification Changes
  3. Inventory Changes
  4. Changes in the Abyss (lore)

There's more to come with this update and we'll be posting full patch notes next week. In the meantime, visit the forums to discuss the update and ask any questions you may have.


Server Bonus XP Event

With the addition of new players coming in from Steam, we’ve bumped up the XP bonus on the Fast-Track Server and Standard Server. If you have friends wanting to start Aion or you’ve been wanting to level an alternate character, now is a great time to start!

- Fast Track Server-

All through November on the FTS, you'll be able to reap the benefits of bonus EXP from killing monsters. Remember, the FTS now allows players to stay on the server unti level 60. The increase bonus EXP is in effect from November 4, 2015 until December 2, 2015.

-Standard Server-

Bonus EXP rates for the Standard Server is only available on the weekends. Use this opportunity to gain the last few levels to 65. Standard Server Bonus EXP weekends are 12:00 AM Central on Saturday until 11:59 PM Cental on Sunday on the follow days:

  1. November 7 to November 8
  2. November 14 to November 15
  3. November 21 to November 22
  4. November 28 to November 29

All EXP boost items will stack with the increased rates and you can get them from the Black Cloud Marketplace.

If you have any questions, please visit us on the forums.


A New Server Is Open!

Today we have added a brand new server, named Beritra, that is open and available to all players. Along with our relaunch on Steam today, this new server is a great place to experience the excitement of levelling along-side both veteran and new players.

The addition of this new server will provide a place for new or returning players to level and learn the game, while also providing a place for veteran players to start fresh if they desire.

If you have any questions about the new server or our Steam relaunch, please visit our forums here.

See you in game!

 

New Bundles Are Here

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Starting today, we have three brand new packs available. These packs offer some exciting and useful items like Inventory Expansion Tickets, pets and mounts.

Aion Empyrean Pack

Contains two (2) Inventory Expansion Tickets, a Sharptooth Steamrunner Mount, 26-Slot Storage Pet, and MORE!

Aion Daevic Pack

Contains an Inventory Expansion Ticket, 18-Slot Storage Pet, 27-Slot Housing Storage Cabinet, and more!

Aion Ascended Pack

Contains an Inventory Expansion Ticket, 12-Slot Storage Pet, and much more!!

 

These are available on the Black Cloud Marketplace now. Click here to visit the store.


The Nightmare Circus Returns

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Having captured the Queen of Faeries Yume and intending to harness her power for himself, Heiramune continues his plot to invade Atreia. With Yume's ability to make dreams into reality, Heiramune intends to harness that power in order to cross realms and bring with him his Nightmare Circus. Treasure and reward await any Daeva brave and strong enough to face Heiramune and save Yume. 

- Instance Information -

  • Duration: October 21 through November 4, 2015
  • Dungeon Name: Nightmare Circus
  • Players: 2-6 Required
  • Level: 30+
  • Re-entry Time: Once a day and bonus scrolls are also available from the store.
  • Where: Sanctum, Pandaemonium

- How to Participate -

To help save Yume, you must be at least level 30 with a minimum group of two players. Yume’s faerie friends are available in Pandaemonium or Sanctum. Speak to them to start the Nightmare Circus instance. The fairies have asked the Daevas for help, and to hide your identity, you will be transformed into a Khum’gom, a bear-like creature. As a Khum’gom, your regular attack skills will not work; you will be given five preset skills including a healing spell. To become even stronger, you can transform into a Nightmare Circus Harlequin. The Harlequin transformations are available via an in-game quest. Additional ones can be purchased on the store.

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- Location -

Dungeon entrances located in the capital cities, Pandaemonium and Sanctum.

 

- Stage One -

Once you’ve transformed into a Khum’gom or a Harlequin, you can start the instance by attempting to break the cage lock holding Yume captive. Monsters will come down the three gates and circle the cage. You must defeat these monsters before the first boss, Mistress Viloa, spawns or you’ll have to fight them while she is there. Viloa will only appear for a short time so defeat her and grab the keys she drops!

- Stage Two -

When Mistress Viloa is defeated or despawns, she summons the second boss, Harlequin Lord Reshka. Upon appearance, he will spawn boxes which contain monsters that he can use. Destroy the boxes to stop Reshka from using them. Make sure you defeat Reshka before he despawns, or you won’t get any key from him to use later.

- Stage Three -

Nightmare Lord Heiramune, the final boss, will appear once Reshka is defeated or has despawned. Heiramune must be defeated to rescue Yume and will not despawn. During the fight, he will summon nightmare creatures and a phantom of himself, which will cast healing spells, to aid him.

Once Heiramune is defeated, Yume will be freed from her cage and her faerie friends will join in to thank you. The Nightmare Crates will spawn and players can open the crates with keys dropped or purchased from the store. A normal Nightmare Crate requires one key to open while the Greater Nightmare Crates need three.

Now that you've completed the instance you can run it again with a bonus scroll or wait until the instance cooldown resets the next day. Bonus scrolls are also available in the store to reset the cooldown timer.

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- Rewards -

These are the prizes available from the Nightmare Crates. The keys drop from the bosses after you defeat them. Mistress Viloa and Grand Lord Reshka will both guarantee a drop of two keys and they have a chance to drop additional keys. Nightmare Lord Heiramune will drop one key. Party members must roll for each key so set the ground rules for looting and rolling on the keys. If you want to open more crates, keys can also be acquired through the store.

Normal Nightmare Crate (Requires 1 key to open)

[Event] Superior Manastone Bundle

[Event] Hyperion's Wing Chest

[Event] Fabled Godstone Bundle

[Event] Scroll Bundle

Tempering Solution

[Event] Dye Bundle

Spooky Spandex (7 days)

Major Relic Box

[Event] Heroic Godstone Bundle

Ceramium Medal

Administrator's Boon IV - 1 Hour

[Event] Noble Commander Card

Omega Enchantment Stone

[Event] Raksha Weapon Box

Glittering Shell

[Event] Tahabata Weapon Box

[Event] Hyperion's Mythic Weapon Chest

[Event] Dreamer's Reward (event reward bundle)

[Event] Hyperion's Mythic Armor Chest

Glittering Shell

Helper Pixie Pet (15 Day)

Helper Pixie Pet (30 day)

Expeditionary Force Ceramium Medal Box

 

 

Greater Nightmare Crate (Requires 3 keys to open)

 

[Event] Hyperion's Mythic Weapon Chest

[Event] Raksha Weapon Box

[Event] Hyperion's Mythic Armor Chest

Administrator's Boon IV - 1 Hour

[Event] Hyperion's Wing Chest

Ceramium Medal

Glittering Shell

Major Ancient Crown

Tempering Solution

[Event] Dye Bundle

Omega Enchantment Stone

Mithril Medal (x10)

Spooky Spandex

Conqueror's Mark

Raksha Weapon Box

Major Relic Box

[Event] Heroic Godstone Bundle

[Event] Dreamer's Reward

Stigma Sack

Assured Greater Felicitous Socketing Box (M)

Helper Pixie Pet (15 day)

Assured Greater Felicitous Socketing Box (E)

Helper Pixie Pet (30 day)

 

 

 

 

The Greater Nightmare Crate has a higher chance to give the Dreamer's Reward. The Dreamer's Bundle may contain the following:

 

*Yume's Cute Costume

*Yume's Stage Top

*Yume's Stage Pants

*Yume's Stage Shoes

*Yume's Stage Gloves

*Yume's Stage Shoulders

*Yume's Stage Headpiece

*Yume's Harp

*Yume's Angel Wing Feather (Stats, Untradeable)

*Yume's Angel Wing Feather

*Nightmare Circus Reset Scroll

*Tea of Repose - 20% Recovery

*Magic Card: Private Jester Summoning Card

*Tea of Repose - 50% Recovery

*[Title] Yume's Rescuer (3 days)

*Greater Running Scroll (1 hour)

*[Title] Yume's Rescuer (7 days)

*Major Crit Strike Scroll (1 hour)

*Greater Awakening Scroll (1 hour)

*Major Crit Spell Scroll (1 hour)

*Rosenimbus

 

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- Event Tips-

  1. While the minimum group entry requirement is 2, we highly recommend you taking a full party!
  2. The mobs will not attack until they are alerted of your presence. Be careful and avoid accidentally training the mobs on your group because they will hurt!
  3. For even more HP and powerful attacks, you can use a Harlequin transformation when you enter the instance.
  4. Yume will heal you every few seconds if you're near her cage so consider fighting monsters near her.
  5. Try to take down as many mobs as possible before the first boss, Mistress Viloa, spawns or you’ll end up fighting her and a horde of monsters.
  6. The Stage One boss, Mistress Viloa, and the Stage Two boss, Grand Lord Reshka, will despawn if they aren’t defeated in the allotted time.
  7. When fighting Heiramune, designate certain group members to fight the Mammoths and Phantom Heiramune. Take down Phantom Heiramune as soon as you can, as he can heal the Nightmare Lord Heiramune.

Harvest Revel Store Update - October 14, 2015

Just in time for Harvest Revel and Octoberfest, we're bringing you some special items! There was quite the demand for the Reveler's Reverie costume to make an appearance and it's here for a limited time. Also, Fresh Barley is available to supplement your Octoberfest activites and Revelation package to celebrate the season. 

Harvest Revel Costumes

Show everyone how you celebrate Harvest Revel with these costumes.

[Emotion Card] Harvest Revel & Juggling

Show off your skill and celebrate!

 

Reveler's Packages

Boost your reveling power with a bundled experience boost and Tea of Repose!

 

Revelation Packages

A bundle of stat-boosting items for magical or physical classes.

Harvest Revel Form Candy

Make them all scream with this spooky transformation! 

Pumpkin Decorated Tree

A spooky tree that grants ancient crowns every day for 6 days!

Harvest Revel Furniture

Spooky house decorations, perfect for the season!

Silver Daru Outfit

A vintage Aion outfit made of imitation Daru leather! Includes headgear and costume.

Fresh Barley

Need more barley? Pick 'em up for 2 NCoin each! Only until October 21.

These items will be available on the store until November 4, 2015. You can see all sale items and more in our in-game shop or click here to see it on the web store.