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Face the Dragon Lord in the Tiamat Slayer Event!



Everything you have faced thus far has been building to a final showdown with Tiamat. Within the Dragon Lord's Refuge, a new 12-person-alliance instance coming in 3.5, players' skills will be tested to the limit as they face the mighty Balaur Lord!

Defeating Tiamat will be no easy feat, but those who manage to accomplish the task may walk away rewarded in the Tiamat Slayer Event! There are two components to this event:

Tiamat's Welcomers

The first alliance (12 members) to successfully defeat Tiamat will hold the honor of receiving the Dragonsbane title, signifying to all that they were the first to 'welcome' Tiamat to the NA Aion servers!

The Dragonsbane title lasts 15 days, and grants HP +100, Attack +3, Speed +5%, and Magic Boost +15!

Note that the first alliance to defeat Tiamat does not need to participate in the Tiamat Slayer Guide portion of the event to win their prize, although they are encouraged to do so!

Tiamat Slayer Guide Contest

Facing Tiamat will take skill, cunning, and a sound plan of attack, and we'll leave it up to YOU to show your strategy to your fellow players!

Alliances will have from October 10 to October 24 to defeat Tiamat and create a How-To guide, including a video, on how to defeat the Dragon Lord's Refuge instance from beginning to end! Important things to include would be which classes your alliance used, items you brought, and how to deal with each boss and mini-boss's skills! For a thorough list of important things to include in your guide, please see the full Terms and Conditions below.

The How-To Guide will be judged on your presentation, composition, completeness of the guide, and clarity. The guide should be detailed and easy to understand! If you would like to submit your guide to Nyx in advance of making the official entry, she will be happy to give feedback on it. (Nyx@ncsoft.com)

The alliance with the best guide will be handsomely rewarded, as all eligible participants will receive a default Eternal Grade Tiamat weapon of their choice!

Eligible members of five alliances who create outstanding How-To guides (including videos!) will receive the permanent "Dragon Slayer" title, which confers all benefits of the Dragonsbane title!

Please read the full Terms and Conditions below for rules and eligibility for the Tiamat Slayer Guide contest portion of the event. Your guide could inspire Daevas everywhere to rise up and take down Tiamat!

Tiamat Slayer Guide October 2012

Official Rules and Conditions

This contest is organized by NC Interactive, Inc., who is identified in more detail in Section 9 of this document (the "Sponsor").



1. ENTRY

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. IF YOU ARE ENTERING THIS CONTEST AS A RESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA THIS CONTEST SHALL BE VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY UNITED STATES LAW. You must be a resident of the United States (excluding the State of Rhode Island, and excluding Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. territories, military installations and commonwealths), or Canada (excluding Quebec) (Canadian residents will be required to answer an additional mathematical question in order to claim their prize). This is a skill based contest based on the presentation, completeness, composition, and clarity of the entry (the "Contest").

Participants must use this method of entry:


  1. Create a How-To Guide guide for other players, explaining how you were able to beat Tiamat. Guides must cover all parts of the instance, beginning to end. Important things to include would be:

    • Group composition and why you chose those classes

    • Detailed descriptions of the skills that each boss or min-boss does and how to deal with each skill

    • Important milestones during the each fight and how to deal them (for example — Mini boss "x" does an AOE that hits everything within 30 meters at 50% health and anyone hit takes 2000+ damage. Right before he reaches 50% health, all ranged should make sure they are beyond 20m and keep attacking, the melee must run out of range and wait for the skill to complete before attacking again)

    • Items recommended for the fight and approximate quantity (how many hp pots did you go through? MP pots? Scrolls? Rez stones?)

    • Even if your group defeats Tiamat, if your guide is not detailed and easy to understand, you will not be eligible for a prize. If you would like to submit your guide to Nyx in advance of making the official entry, she will be happy to give you feedback on it (Nyx@ncsoft.com).

  2. Email your guide to aion_community@ncsoft.com. The alliance leader should make the official entry with the guide itself. Entries need to include:

    • Guide as a text document

    • Server

    • Character Name of all 12 participants

    • Your first and last name

    • Your age

    • Your character name that you wish to receive the prize.

    • Your Server for the character that you wish to receive the prize.

    • Your location — city, state/province, country

    • The sentence: "If I am a winner, I permit NC Interactive, Inc. to use my name, likeness, photograph, hometown and any comments which I may make about myself and/or this Contest that I provide for advertising and promotional activities. By submitting an entry to this Contest, I accept and agree to be bound by the Become the Next Aion Hero Official Rules and Conditions as displayed on the Aion Website."


  3. Each person who participated in the alliance will need to send their own email to aion_community@ncsoft.com with the following information: (Please note that any participant who does not meet the eligibility requirements or does not submit their own email will not be eligible to receive a prize)

    • Your first and last name

    • Your age

    • Your character name that you wish to receive the prize.

    • Your Server for the character that you wish to receive the prize.

    • Your location — city, state/province, country

    • The sentence: "If I am a winner, I permit NC Interactive, Inc. to use my name, likeness, photograph, hometown and any comments which I may make about myself and/or this Contest that I provide for advertising and promotional activities. By submitting an entry to this Contest, I accept and agree to be bound by the Become the Next Aion Hero Official Rules and Conditions as displayed on the Aion Website."


  4. Create a video to go along with your How-To Guide showing your team defeating Tiamat. The video can be the entire instance start to finish or it can be highlights of the crucial fights. Please take all vent commentary out of the video. If you wish to add a voice over explaining things that is fine, but we don't want to hear the alliance's vent conversation during the fight. If you include music, it must be Aion music, and not music that is copyrighted to anyone else. Please turn off all chat functions except Alliance/Party chat, so that other conversations are not occurring on the screen during the video.

  5. Upload your video to the official Aion Facebook Tiamat Slayer Event Page. By posting your video, you agree to the following statement: I am affirming my agreement to, and eligibility under, the Terms of Use and am confirming that I own the uploaded content, or have all rights to upload the content, have the right to grant the rights I am granting in the Terms of Use to display, distribute and otherwise exploit the uploaded content and that my submission of the content does not otherwise violate the Terms of Use. http://us.ncsoft.com/en/legal/terms-of-use.html. When uploading the video, the server and character names of the 12 man group should be included in the post.

    By submitting an entry to the Contest, you accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and Conditions.

    The use of copyrighted material or trademarks NOT owned by the Sponsor or yourself is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Your submission must not infringe any patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right, or any privacy, publicity or publishing rights of any third party, or be libelous, obscene or otherwise contrary to law.

    Any personal information given to the Sponsor when you enter this Contest will only be used to contact you in relation to this Contest. All information concerning non-winning entries will be deleted after the end of the Contest. The personal information concerning the winning entries will be only used in the context of this Contest and use of your entry as agreed between you and the Sponsor. This information will not be disclosed to any third party or used for any other purpose. You may exercise your rights of access and rectification of this information by writing to aion_community@ncsoft.com. If you are a winner you hereby give Sponsor and their respective divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates, and agencies full permission, right and authority to use your likeness, photograph, name, hometown, and any comments that you may make/answer to questions Sponsor may provide, or any other information that you provide about yourself, the prize, the Contest, or Aion, for the purposes of advertising and promotion (in any media, including but not limited to in print media, television, film, video, radio, internet or otherwise) related to the Contest, Aion or each of the Sponsor, without any further notification or compensation to you other than that set out herein. Winner waives all rights of inspection and approval in relation to the foregoing.

    All entries must be received by Sponsor via email prior to 11:59 PM (PST), Wednesday, October 24, 2012 (the "Contest Conclusion"). Entries which do not conform to these Official Rules and Conditions will not be accepted. Contestants may participate in more than one alliance that enters, but may only win one prize.

    The Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, incorrect, unintelligible or misdirected entries, which will be void. Use of a false name, mailing address, or email account will disqualify an entry and the individual who submitted the entry. Use of obscenities, racist, sexist, hateful or other material or depictions that, in Sponsor's judgment, are inappropriate or offensive, will disqualify an entry. Sponsor is not responsible for hardware or software malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections, server unavailability due to technical, capacity constraints or other issues, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic or other communications. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, can disqualify, from this Contest and/or any other contest conducted by Sponsor, any person who, in Sponsor's reasonable suspicion, tampers with the entry process or the operation of the web site. Sponsor has the right to terminate, suspend or modify this Contest, in whole or in part, at any time and without prior notice, if, in Sponsor's judgment, the Contest is altered, corrupted or cannot be completed as planned due to computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, technical failures, or other conditions beyond Sponsor's control, or at Sponsor's reasonable discretion. Incomplete entries are invalid, and entrants with incomplete entries will be disqualified.

2. Eligibility

To enter the contest, as of Wednesday, October 10, 2012 (a) you must be 13 years of age or older, (b) if you are a minor in your country of residence, you must provide the entry as set forth under 1.1 with your legal guardian's approval and you must provide written approval of your entry to the Contest, and consent to these Official Rules and Conditions by your legal guardian (This written approval shall be provided within 14 days after the receipt of request by the Sponsor), (c) you must have Internet access, an email account and access to a personal computer, (d) you must be a resident of the United States (excluding the State of Rhode Island, and excluding Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. territories, military installations and commonwealths), Canada (excluding Quebec) (Canadian residents will be required to answer an additional mathematical question in order to claim their prizes). If someone is a participant, but is not eligible, the entire group will not be disqualified. However, the person that is not eligible cannot receive a prize.

Employees of Sponsor, and Sponsor's respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, advertising, promotion and publicity agencies and members of the immediate families (defined as parents, children, siblings and spouse, regardless of where they reside) or households of such employees are not eligible to enter the Contest.

3. Duration

The contest period begins at 6:00 PM (PST) on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 and ends at 11:59 PM (PST) on Wednesday, October 24, 2012.

4. Selection of Winning Entries

The winning entries will be determined by representatives of Sponsor and will be judged equally on the following criteria: presentation, clarity, completeness, and composition. Winners will be notified via e-mail and announced on the Aion website on or about Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Any and all decisions of the judges shall be final and binding in all respects.

5. Prizes

  1. The prize breakdown is as follows:

    • Eligible members of one (1) alliance of up to twelve (12) members will each win a default Eternal Grade Tiamat's weapon of their choice for submitting the best overall entry (writing the best How-To guide and producing the best video).
      • Estimated retail value: $0

    • Eligible members of five (5) alliances of up to twelve (12) members will receive a title card "Dragon Slayer" for writing a good How-To guide and submitting a good video with it.

      • Estimated retail value: $8


  2. Prizes awarding process

    If a winner cannot be contacted via the email address he/she submitted with their entry to the Contest or the email attached to the winner's NCSOFT Master Account, or is successfully contacted by Sponsor and:
    1. Does not sign and return to Sponsor within the time indicated, a Contract of Assignment in the form reproduced in Section 10 (or, in Canada, a Declaration of Compliance with Contest Rules), or
    2. Refuses or is ineligible to accept the prize

    Then Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize to the next highest ranking entrant (a "Substitute Winner").

    The Substitute Winner will be contacted as mentioned above and required to comply with the prizes awarding process described in this Section 5.2.

    In the event the Substitute Winner cannot be contacted as mentioned above or does not comply with the prizes awarding process described in this Section 5.2 for a given prize, any such prize will not be awarded. Prizes are not transferable. No substitution of the prize for cash or other goods and services is permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to provide a substitute prize of approximately equal value. Taxes on prizes (including, without limitation, income taxes), if any, are the sole responsibility of the individual winners. If a winner is under 18 or a minor in his or her state/province/country of residence, his or her parent or guardian must also sign any applicable releases and documentation.

    Winners and runner-ups will have their entries and forum nickname (or real name in the absence of a subscription to the forum) and city/state or province/country of residence posted on the Aion web site (http://na.aiononline.com) and on the Aion Facebook page. To showcase the competition winners, those who have reached the age of 18 may be asked to answer some questions, provide certain personal information or to send Sponsor a personal headshot photo but such winners will also be given an opportunity to decline to give such information without affecting his/her eligibility of the prize.

6. General Conditions

By entering into the Contest, you:

  1. warrant that your entry is your own original work and that it does not violate any rights of any third party (including, without limitation, any patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right, or any privacy, publicity or publishing rights of any third party, or is libelous, obscene or otherwise contrary to law);
  2. agree to assign to Sponsor all rights, title and interest, including, without limitation, copyright, if transferable, in or to your entry in the case that your entry is one of the winning entries;
  3. agree to be contacted by Sponsor or its agents by telephone, mail or e-mail; and
  4. agree to sign the documentation set forth in Section 5 above (and have your parent or guardian sign such documentation where applicable or requested by Sponsor), in the case that your entry is one of the winning entries.
Entries will not be returned. If your entry is a winning entry, you agree that Sponsor may post or link to your media entry (picture) on the Official Aion® Web Site (http://na.aiononline.com) at any time during or after the Contest along with your user or forum name (or real name) and city/state or province/country of residence if you are 18 years of age or older or if your legal guardians have confirmed your participation. The Sponsor may use your entry in creating new banners or images to be displayed on the Aion website, Facebook, YouTube, and/or Twitter.

Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may edit and modify any submission.

You waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved under the laws of the State of Washington. You assume sole liability for injuries, including personal injuries and/or damage to property or prize, caused or claimed to be caused by participating in this contest or the acceptance, loss, shipment, or use of any prize awarded. Sponsor is not responsible for any failure to contact entrants, whether due to technical or human error. All of Sponsor's decisions regarding the application and interpretation of the Rules are final.

7. Winners List

The winners of this Contest will be posted on http://na.aiononline.com no later than Wednesday, October 31, 2012. A list of winners can also be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Aion Community Team, C/O Tiamat Slayer, NC Interactive, Inc., 1501 4th Ave. Floor 20. Seattle, WA 98101, USA. Residents of Canada may omit return postage.

8. Severability

Should any condition contained in this Contract prove unenforceable, void or incomplete, the validity of the other conditions will remain unaffected.

9. Sponsor

This contest is sponsored by NC Interactive, Inc., 1501 4th Ave. Floor 20. Seattle, WA 98101, USA 1501 4th Avenue, Suite 2050, Seattle, WA 98101.

© 2012 NC Interactive, Inc. All rights reserved. NCSOFT, the Interlocking NC Logo, Aion, and all associated logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCSOFT Corporation. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated.