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Eye on Community 11.06.09

Smokespirit on server [GER]thor asks:

"How do Clerics earn Abyss Points?"

Abyss Points, in general, are rewarded based in the damage dealt by a whole group. (A group being, at maximum, six characters.) A Cleric will not gain any Abyss Points if he plays on his own and heals the members of a different group, but he will gain the same number of Abyss Points as his fellow group members receive when they fight other players or groups. He also gains the same amount of Abyss Points as anyone else would when dealing damage and successfully defeating opponents in one-on-one situations.

The Medals distributed during fortress sieges are assigned based on Abyss Point ranking. One might rephrase the original question as: "How do Clerics earn Medals?" Medals can be used to buy items in the Abyss and are therefore quite valuable. Gold and Silver Medal rewards are given out to the top 100 players of a siege based on the amount of Abyss Points those players gained.

It's essential for everyone to be able to participate in Abyss sieges and other more or less voluntary brawls. While there is always room to improve any game system, we feel that the current Abyss Point and Medal system goes a long way to compensate players for their respective efforts. In Aion, we always try to encourage what we feel is the foundation of MMO gaming: playing with friends and grouping.

With the latest Aion patch, patch 1.5.1, are adding Medal rewards to Legions that successfully defend a fortress throughout a siege. The Legion's Brigade General will distribute these to the Legion's members, including Clerics. Not only will this allow Legions to more independently distribute rewards according to what contributions they feel were made, but we also hope this change will motivate Legions to take greater care in defending their fortresses.

Do you want to be the one asking the Question of the Week next time? Drop us an e-mail at aion_community@ncsoft.com.


Welcome back to the Eye on Community series, our way to show your Aion adventures off to all your Atreian peers. Each week the Aion community team sits down to collate everything fansites or Aion players send directly to us. We summarize this input for everyone to enjoy. This week's exciting events include memorable Halloween happenings and a few spectacles hovering on the near horizon.

Haven's Pumpkin Dance Fest of '09
As midnight struck last Friday, October 30, members of the [ENG]Kalil Legion "Haven" gathered together, popped on their Harvest Festival pumpkin helmets, and danced until sundown in celebration of Halloween. You will definitely want to catch their video, but make sure to have a look at the screenshots, as well.

GoDSouL organizes PvP contest on [ENG]Spatalos
This English/French Legion has taken it upon itself to arrange a multi-Legion PvP tournament. The event starts on November 9 and runs until November 14. We do not endorse or support this event, but we do think it's a cool thing they're doing that is worth having a look at! GoDSouL is currently ranked 38 on [ENG]Spatalos.

The Aion Experience: Did you know… Teleportation scrolls
Did you know that you can purchase scrolls in Aion that will teleport you to major hubs? The writer of The Aion Experience blog decided to share a new tip with everyone this week.

Aion Customization Images + Aion Images
Have you paid a visit to our forum's image sections yet? Look around for other players' Aion pictures, comment on them, and upload your own! We're always excited to see what marvels you have to share with the world.

Aion Fan Art @ Facebook
We recently created an Aion fan art gallery on our Aion Facebook page allowing all of you to share your visual creations with the world. It's quite sparsely populated at the moment, but with your help, we hope to make it grow! Drop us an e-mail to the below address if you want to share some of your own fan art.

The Eye on Community article series is a way for us to highlight cool stuff each week that you do. Keep your submissions coming to aion_community@ncsoft.com.

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—The Aion Community Team




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