Announcements

Panesterra Inter-server Siege Beta Participation Rewards

Amidst unrelenting player-versus-player battles in Panesterra, we enter the third week of the live beta siege tests. If you aren't familar with Panesterra, you can read all about it in our first announcement here. Currently in Panesterra, war has broken out for the dominance of the lands. Each server faction is pitted against another server faction randomly across four zones. For week three, we will be rolling out participation rewards! There will be rewards for all siege participants, and victorious factions will receive bonus rewards for their entire server!

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Third Siege Beta – Sunday, November 23

Per usual, entrance to the siege for both offense or defense will be on a first come first serve basis in the Hall/Walk of Fame for 1-Star Officers and higher. Beta participation rewards will be available after the Wednesday’s maintenance following the siege. Rewards will be delivered via in-game mail.

This week’s rewards include:

  • (1)    Ceramium Medal
  • (1)    [Event] Major Crown Bundle
  • (1)    Noble Ancient Manastone Bundle

If you’ve participated in the first two siege betas, we’ll also be rewarding you for your participation. Participants will be getting additional Ceramium Medals and [Event] Major Crown Bundles as well as the following bonus reward:

Week One participants will receive (1) Composite Manastone Pouch.
Week Two participants will receive (1) Large Greater Supplements Bag (Mythic).

The four victorious factions of the Panesterra siege beta will also get a survey the following Monday after the siege:

  • (1)    Administrator’s Boon – 3 Day
  • (1)    Lucky Vinna II

Rewards are only available during the next two sieges.

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Fourth Siege Beta - Sunday, November 30

The bonus reward for this siege is Farushunerk's Bonus Bundle. The fourth siege is the final siege for the first beta period. We'll be taking a short break to implement adjustments and changes to roll into the second beta phase that opens up additional content tied to Panesterra.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do the base Artifacts do? How do we use them?
  • Each base has two artifacts under the protection of two guardians. Take down the guardians and the artifact is yours. These particular artifacts do not require any stones for activation. After claiming the artifact, it will take a few moments to charge. These artifacts are powerful but their use is limited.
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  • The Artifacts are:
  • Mirage Dance - Deals continual damage inside the fortress
  • Chaos Wind - Deals damage around the fortress and reduces flight time.
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  • By using these powerful artifacts you can impact the outcome of the siege. Once activated, the artifacts cannot be used again for a while so timing their usage will be important.

 

  • Can we use other artifacts in the area?
  • The only artifacts available to you and your faction are the ones near the base you spawn in. You can capture other artifacts in other bases in the area, but you will not be able to use them.

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Rewards for Sunday's siege beta participation and previous participation will be delivered via in-game mail the following Wednesday after the maintenance. With your help and feedback, we'll be making changes and adjustments to Panesterra and opening additional inter-server content soon!

See you Sunday!


INVASION is Live!

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The INVASION Has Begun!

In the aftermath of the Dragon Lord Tiamat’s defeat, a new evil has taken the reins of power. Beritra has found a way to harness Ide through new dimensional technology, allowing his forces to bypass the protective Aetheric Field and launch attacks into the heart of Atreia. As a result, the Elyos and Asmodian forces must push into the newly discovered war fronts of Kaldor and Levinshor to find the source of this invasion. It is up to the players to gain the upper hand in these zones if they are to claim Panesterra and snuff out Beritra’s foothold in Atreia once and for all.

The new content update, Invasion, is now available for all players. For content highlights, please visit our preview pages:

Full patch notes are available here. Learn the details of what’s new and changed. Then prepare to defend Atreia from the INVASION!


The New Utility Lockbox

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We've overhauled the Lockbox system and retired the Combat, Wealth and Enchantment Lockboxes. Now we are introducing a new set of lockboxes with the Utility Lockbox up first. The new lockboxes have new features and an entirely new prize list- all at the new low price of 199 NCoin. While popular desirable items like Tempering Solutions and Courier Passes are still available, exclusive prizes such a permanent Lustrous Skymane mount and a new permanent sidekick summoning lamp are also up for grabs.

Unlock the Utility Lockbox with a Utility Lockbox Key from the Key Pouch in the store!

 

Click here for more information on the new and improved lockboxes system or click here to see all the prizes available from the Utility Lockbox.


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.