Announcements

Prestige Pack Updated!

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The Prestige Pack contents have been updated! Get your hands on Tempering Solutions, Omega Enchantment Stones, Spinel Medals and more from using the Prestige Case. Spend your Prestige Coins in the refreshed Prestige Vending Machine that contains double the amount of items—buff scrolls, skill reassignment stone, etc.

The Prestige Pack update has been automatically applied to all current subscribers. If you’re not subscribed to the Prestige Pack, click here to read more about it!


Aion 5.3 Launch Postponed to March 15

Hello Daevas, 

During QA testing, we found a critical issue with the new Atreian Passport. Specifically, the issue is with the function that sends all unclaimed Passport rewards to your player inbox. This means that any player with unclaimed rewards could lose out on some or all of their items without an easy means of getting them back. In order to allow time for a fix to be properly developed and tested, we’re making the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the Aion 5.3 launch until March 15.

We understand you’ve been looking forward to this launch as much as we have, and as we work on resolving this issue we’ll be extending the Kromede’s Revenge event for one more week. Additionally, we’ll also hold a bonus EXP event for the days leading up to our new launch date. Click here for full details of the bonus EXP event.

Please hold on to your excitement for one more week. Thank you for your patience, and we apologize for this unfortunately necessary delay.

-- Gideon, Associate Producer


Aion 5.3 Update Coming on March 8

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Ereshkigal's Dredgions are en route, and the Arena of Tenacity doors are preparing to open. The Aion 5.3 update will arrive on March 8, 2017!

Click here for our preview of the Arena of Tenacity and the Dredgion Defense. Also included in this update are new systems and items, such as Essence Cores, Empyrean Bracelets, and much more. There is something for all Daevas in this update so stay tuned for more information!


Aion 5.3 Coming Soon

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Aion’s 5.3 update is coming soon. In this update to Aion: Echoes of Eternity, large-scale content is the primary focus. If battling against Ereshkigal forces isn’t enough, the tournament-format Arena of Tenacity will open its doors pitting contenders against each other from both factions, and more!
 

Battleground Pandaemonium & Battleground Sanctum
With the Aetheric Field weakening following Iluma and Norsvold’s release from stasis, Ereshkigal’s forces have seized the opportunity to further expand her influence. For the first time in living memory, Dredgions have directly assaulted Pandaemonium and Sanctum. In this 384 member PVE instance, Archdaevas must defeat Ereshkigal’s invading forces and save their home.

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Arena of Tenacity
In this new Arena, players from both factions are pitted against each other to reach the top spot. Players can queue for the Arena and the system will match players against others in a single-elimination tournament format. 

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Prime Guardian/Prime Archon Equipment
The new medal rank, Spinel Medals, along with Fragmented Spinel, can be acquired through various PvP activities – PvPvE instances, Arena of Glory, PvP quests, and more. These medals can be used to purchase Archdaeva Abyss equipment from the Hall of Fame/Glory. 

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Estima
Estima is a new item that can be enchanted with Estima Solution or Omega Enchantment Stones. These items can be enchanted up to +10 and up to three Estima can be equipped. Equipped Estima expands your pool of Essence Points so you can further customize your build. 

Atreian Bestiary
Players can acquire an illustrated monster book when defeating monsters in Illuma and Norsvold. Collect monster portraits and unlocks rewards for completing various stages of the book. 

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Keep your eye on the website for the launch date and additional previews and guides!


Enchant-O-Rama Events & Promotions

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Omega Unbound Enchantment Event
January 25 to March 1

Hundreds of Omega Enchantment Stones are used daily in game. Soon, every enchantment you make with an Omega Enchantment Stone, regardless of success, will pool towards rewards for the entire community. Work together to unlock prizes like Luna, Manastones, and Bonus XP/Drop weekends!

A survey containing 500 Untradeable Supplements will be given to all players for your endeavours.
 

The Mysterious Enchanter
February 15 to March 1

Similar to the Bonafide Bootlegs event, Mysterious Merchant Luxurinerk sells equipment and accessories for you to enchant and temper.

All weapons and armor are pre-enchanted to level 10, and when enchanted to +15 will exchange for permanent gear. For those who want to push it further, armor and weapons enchanted to +18 or higher will exchange for a different, more powerful set. Accessories can also be purchased and tempered +5 or +7 for different equipment sets. “Rent” the equipment and accessories for the duration of the event, or enchant them to its required level!

We will also be giving players supplements for this promotion!
 

Tempered Power Promotion
March 15 to April 5

A new accessory item, the Empyrean Bracelet, is making its way to Atreia in Aion 5.3. This new accessory greatly improves your PvP Defense and slightly improves your PvP Attack, and can be leveled up through tempering similar to the Plume. At higher levels, its appearance changes and it will also gain up to 3 manastone slots. During the Tempered Power promotion (formerly known as Power of the Plumes), temper your Plumes and Bracelets for rewards! If you’re wondering when 5.3 is launching, keep an eye on our website for our announcements.
 

The Broken Hearts event will also run starting next month. Full details for all Enchant-O-Rama events and promotions will be available as the event nears its start. Happy enchanting, Daevas!


Tempering Solution Holiday Sale

For this holiday weekend only pick up Tempering Solutions on the store. Give the gift of Tempering Solutions or keep them for yourself! Sale ends December 26, 12 PM server time.

Visit the in game shop or web store for all items available.


Beyond the Windstream - Producer's Letter

Solorius Greetings, Daevas! Gideon here.

I wanted to take some time to discuss upcoming changes to the game.

Server Merges

In my last letter in September, we mentioned the possibility of server merges. The health of our servers is extremely important to a sustainable long-term future of Aion. To that end, in spring 2017 we will be merging the servers from five down to two.

Israphel, Tiamat, and Kahrun will be merged into one server, while Siel and Beritra will become the other. I understand many of you will be dismayed to hear this news, as it effectively means all players will be affected by the merges. Making this decision was extremely painful, however in the long term it will allow us to provide a better gameplay experience for all of our players.

Unfortunately, there is no solution that will make everybody happy. We will do our best to alleviate the worst of it and are actively working with the development team in Korea to ensure that the player-side impact is as minimal as possible. Once we finalize the exact changes that will take place, we will be releasing a comprehensive guide and FAQ about the merge early next year.

On the bright side, we will be turning to the community to help us name the two servers! We’re excited to see what we can come up with together.

 

Reporting Cheaters

In the last few months, we have suspended and permanently closed numerous accounts tied to exploiting and cheating in our game. We would like to remind players to play Aion fairly. Should you find a player cheating do reach out to us so we can review and determine the next course of action.

 

Dev Team Visit

Two weeks ago, a few key members of the Aion Dev team visited the North American office. We had extremely productive meetings discussing the challenges Aion faces, our road ahead, and how we can provide a better service for the players. They were also very interested to hear our suggestions for how the game can be improved, and shared some of their plans for the future. Both groups had wonderful input, and we look forward to those future plans becoming reality.

We asked if they would like to address our community, and they had this to say:

  • Hello to all the Daevas who love Aion. Nice to meet you!
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  • While the U.S. office is preparing the 5.3 update, the development team is spending countless hours working on the future of Aion.
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  • Recently, the development team visited the U.S. office and heard a lot about their players. We were worried after hearing some negative feedback about the game from some players. We will work harder!
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  • We understand that the current version is not perfect. The upcoming 5.3 update was developed to encourage playing together via competition and cooperation, and also brings out new Abyss gear! Our goal for this update is to bring back the feel of an epic-scale MMORPG for our Daevas. We hope you enjoy it!
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  • Looking even past that, the version we are currently working on focuses on expanding the story and improving the game world, and is filled with new features that we can't share just yet.
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  • We will do our best to alleviate the current issues, so please continue to give feedback and look forward to the future!
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  • It is unfortunate that the development team has no opportunities to directly meet western players as we are based in Korea. If there is a good opportunity next time, we would like to meet western users and talk about Aion in depth.
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  • Thank you for your support! -- Aion Dev Team (Korea)

 

5.3 Update

It was hinted at above, but you won’t need to wait long for Aion 5.3. We are already working on this exciting update and we will be making our major announcements after the holidays.

Stay warm and safe this holiday season. We will see you in game!

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Please bear in mind what we discuss have already been a work in progress and not an exhaustive list of what the team has been doing. We will continue to share with you our plans, thoughts, and actions on the game.