First Look

Upheaval Sneak Peek: The Story So Far

The limits of Balaurea have been tapped. A false vision of victory has deceived the Daevas and brought an uneasy confidence. The death of Tiamat, the discovery of Kaldor and Levinshor, and mounting conquests brought glimmers of security to a doomed world.

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As the Elyos and Asmodians fought amongst themselves to claim territory, Beritra’s forces used this distraction to capture the Linkgate Foundry. There, the shadowy Dragon Lord was able to unlock secrets of dimensional research that would allow passage through the protective veil of Atreia. Great machines were constructed to facilitate a sinister plan, and Beritra moved to seize the ancient relics that he had sought for so long. Everything was in place. With a roar of whirring machinery, and the ability to attack Atreia directly, the invasion began.

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Though the Daevas had begun to unravel Beritra’s plot, they had not realized the grand scope of what the Dragon Lord had put into motion quickly enough. As his mechanized invaders poured into Atreia, the Daevas scrambled to protect their lands. Ravenous machines, powered by Ide, pressed on all fronts, but their purpose was far more devious than conquest.

Long buried in shadowed reaches of Katalam and Danaria, the Sealing Stones hummed with ancient commands. Under the cover of the invasion, Beritra managed to destroy the Sealing Stones. Without any warning, the land under Sarpan, Tiamaranta, Katalam and Danaria began to quake.  Finally, Beritra takes his devastating steps into Atreia.

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Upheaval Sneak Peek: The Afterburner!

It’s time for a sneak peek at some of the content coming soon with the release of Aion: Uhpeaval. Let’s kick things into overdrive and take a look at the Afterburner! This brand-new mount features some very chic retro styling. Be the envy of your friends and torpedo your enemy’s hopes of victory when you ride into battle on this rocket-powered rocket, complete with flame detailing and some awesome teeth!

And, if you’re one of the people who has tempered a plume to +9 or higher at the end of our current Power of the Plumes II promotion, this beauty will be yours once Aion: Upheaval launches.

 


Prepare for the Upheaval!

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Today, we announced the title of Aion’s newest expansion, Upheaval. As you can imagine from the title, a lot is going to happen.

The Dragon Lord Beritra has continued to amass great power, and his assaults on Atreia have become more relentless and violent. Beritra has enacted large-scale invasions into the rest of Atreia from his hidden stronghold in Balaurea. But there is more to his strategy than just widespread destruction, as he searches for the ancient seals to unleash a power so great it threatens the lives of every living being in Atreia. And as his armies continue their advance, the landscape will be forever changed!

As the dramatic storyline of Aion continues to unfold, the expansion will also bring with it new zones, new questlines, and new gear. Players will once again find themselves challenged to improve their characters and their playstyles as they strive to locate the Dragon Lord and bring the battle to him on their terms.

We’ll have more details on the expansion in the coming days and weeks. In the meantime, Daevas should prepare themselves for their greatest challenge yet.


January 28 Update Sneak Peek

Getting the year started off with a bang, new updates are coming to Steel Cavalry! In this sneak peek, we’ll give you a quick look at what to expect on January 28!

Some of the features and changes include:

  • http://na.aiononline.com/global/includes/images/template-items/bullet_gem.png Manastone Socketing changes
  • http://na.aiononline.com/global/includes/images/template-items/bullet_gem.png Enchantment Stones simplified
  • http://na.aiononline.com/global/includes/images/template-items/bullet_gem.png New Amplification system
  • http://na.aiononline.com/global/includes/images/template-items/bullet_gem.png Returning Player Abbeys

Click here to read the sneak peek on the next update!


Sneak Peek: Atreian Passport

This “Fast Forward Friday” we take a sneak peek at a new system we are adding in game called the Atreian Passport.

The Atreian Passport is a daily stamp collecting system that offers unique gifts just for entering Atreia! All your characters on one account share the same Passport, allowing any one of your characters to check in. There is no level restriction for having and using the Passport.

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- How Does It Work -

For every day you log into the game, you get a stamp on your Passport as well as a free gift. You can find the Atreian Passport by logging in game and clicking the Passport icon by the Compass. Log in daily to collect your gifts and stamps. For the first month, you can collect 21 stamps but every subsequent month you can collect up to 28 stamps. Every 7 consecutive stamps on the Passport will give you a special gift. Make it a goal to collect all the stamps each month to maximize your gifts. 

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- Gifts -

When you log in each day, a system message will alert you that a stamp has been added to your Passport and you will receive a daily gift! The Daily Gift boxes consist of consumables with a special gift on your 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th stamp. There is also an Anniversary Gift only available to you every year on the month of your account creation. Just log in any day during your anniversary month and you’ll get the gift box in the Daily Gift menu. Unsure of when you created your account? Don’t worry we have it right on the bottom of the Passport menu.

To claim your gifts, you will need to claim the item via the Daily Gifts tab on the Passport menu when you bring it up. They will not be put in your inventory automatically as they can be claimed by any character on the account. Daily Gifts will continue to accumulate here until they are claimed. You can claim it at any time and on any character on the account. Similar to your mailbox, the tab can only store 50 unclaimed gift boxes. We suggest you collect your gifts in a timely fashion, as the oldest ones will be overwritten as newer gifts come in. Once claimed, to identify the items from the Atreian Passport, there will be a [Stamp] tag associated with the items.

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The Atreian Passport is a permanent feature of the game and will be available immediately upon the launch of the upcoming update. We'll be posting more details about the update to Steel Cavalry every Friday so check back with us frequently!


Sneak Peek: New Instances

This “Fast Forward Friday” we take a sneak peek at the two upcoming instances in our next game update.

Linkgate Foundry

Tiamat’s final commands still reverberate through the aether-soaked layers of the Linkgate Foundry. Originally intended to provide a full-scale counterattack on Atreia while Asmodian and Elyos forces were tied down in Balaurea, the Foundry was repurposed for Beritra’s cruel intentions. As a nexus for dimensional research and activity, the Linkgate Foundry is a clear threat to both Elyos and Asmodian war efforts.

This is a solo instance for level 65 and above. There are three floors and each floor has seven rooms filled with enemies. Defeat the mobs and collect keys. The instance is timed and number of keys you have collected can be used to determine the boss’ difficulty.

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Idgel Dome

The Danuar—a noble and ancient race of apparent grace and beauty—were also legendary for their brutality and martial fury. Obsessed with perfection and power, they infused creatures with Ide, mercilessly pitting them against each other to develop even stronger and more ferocious mutations. Now, Beritra sits on the precipice of unveiling the Danuar’s research with mutagenic Idian. As skirmishes break out within the Idgel Dome, a bestial growl shakes the foundations. 

This is a 6v6 PvPvE instance. It is a timed instance for players’ level 61 to 65. Defeat the Ide-crazed creatures and Beritra’s forces, but be careful, the opposing faction is trying to do the same thing.

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We'll be posting more details about the upcoming update every Friday so check back with us frequently!


Sneak Peek: New Zone, Kaldor

For the 5th Anniversary, we spent all of September looking back through the past five years. Now it’s time to fast forward and look towards what's coming to Aion! This “Fast Forward Friday” we take a sneak peek at one of the new upcoming zones, Kaldor.

Kaldor roils and groans with the consequences of an ancient mistake. Cinder-ridden forests choke on the ashen reminders of the dangers of Ide. This place is a struggle between a petrified memory of old, and the growth of a new age trying to forget. Anoha, a forgotten Danuar hero, stands at the heart of it all. His ancient blade, sunken into the stone of Wealhtheow’s Keep, may hold the answers to how Kaldor met its end. As lava belches forth onto this Ide-soaked land from the depths, Beritra moves across Kaldor with purpose.

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We'll be posting more details about the upcoming update every Friday so check back with us frequently!


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