Eye on Community 05.28.2010
This week the highly anticipated 1.9 update went live on the public test server, and guess what, we've had thousands of players online testing the new content before it goes to the live servers this upcoming Wednesday.
As exciting as that is, we've been busy releasing new videos this week, including a new Aion Podcast, a preview of what's coming with our free fall expansion, Aion®: Assault on Balaurea™, and our third installment of our educational PSA series, The More You MMO, Earn Your Powers.
Make sure to give them a gander, but first check out our Question of the Week!
Question of the Week
of the Marchutan server asks:
"Are you planning to address the issue with the Fenrir/Miragent pants quest?"
This is a topic we've heard reverberating within the Aion community for some time now. Crafting a Hot Heart of Magic is no small featunless you're insanely lucky, that is. Thankfully, we've made these quests much less painful with the 1.9 update.
For starters, the amount of Boiling Balaur Blood Stains required for an attempt at the Hot Heart of Magic has been reduced to 100 instead of 125. This is complemented by the fact that Boiling Balaur Blood Stains now drop off normal and elite mobs of levels 4350. We expect that this will reduce the price of these components found on the Broker and make finishing the quest much more accessible. Will the quest still be difficult? Of course, it will. Our goal was to adjust the previous gameplay experience that had undoubtedly led to an increase in broken keyboards, mice, and in some instances, walls.
You also might want to note that if you've failed to Crit your Heart five times, you can talk to Moorinerk in Pandaemonium or Koruchinerk in Sanctum. I have it on good authority that they have a special interest in regular Hearts of Magic.
Do you want to be the one asking the Question of the Week next time? Drop us an email with your character name, server, and question at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Other News
Let's have a look at what's been going on in the Aion community this week!
Click, Click, Boom!
Kaledon, of Telemachus, cleaves his way through Elysea in this impressive display of Gladiator PvP.
Asmodian RP Legion Faire
Interested in roleplaying on Lumiel? Valiere and crew are putting on a meet and greet event for all Lumiel Asmodians.
The character classes of Aion are displayed beautifully by this professional Chinese cosplay group.
First Oceanic Tahabata kill!
Follow the action as Aoi No Kaze and Bored Aussies team up to take down Tahabata!
Hito's Amazing Sketches
Check out Hito's pencil sketches of his teammates and experiences in Aion.
Bikini Armor Crafting Service
Bikinis are not what he makes, it's his name and one of the hippest brands on this side of the Abyss. Bikini is an Asmodian on Gorgos and helps people craft armors asking for nothing in exchange (but doesn't say no to donations). Let his kindness inspire you!
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