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Weekly Server Maintenance - December 21, 2016, 6:00 AM Central

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There will be a scheduled maintenance period tomorrow, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 from 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM Central Time. The game servers will be unavailable for approximately 1 hour.

- Changes -

  1. Routine website and server maintenance.
  2. Frozen Magic event will continue for three more weeks.


Be sure to follow @L2andAionOps for server updates. Thank you for your patience!


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.


PVP Me Bro Video Contest

The challenges of PVP can be exhilarating-- the ability to melt down an enemy, escape by the skin of your teeth, and/or the thrill of engaging a worthy opponent. PVP enthusiast, if you’re up for a different challenge, create a montage of your adventures and send us a YouTube link for a chance to win some exclusive prizes!


- How to Participate -

  1. Create a video of your favorite PVP moments and upload it to YouTube. Video should be no more than 3 minutes long.
  2. The video can detail your PVP triumphs, deaths, and/or overall fun moments of PVP. The video should include a scene of your character PVPing in Norsvold and/or Iluma; and a scene PVPing in the Abyss. You can include a short blurb on your YouTube video description to provide context your adventures.
  3. You can PVP in a group or solo, but your video entry should be in your character’s frame of view.  
  4. Email your YouTube link with the subject: “PVP Me Bro Video Contest” to aioncommunity@ncsoft.com. Please include this link in the email body: “This video is submitted as an entry in the Aion “PVP Me, Bro Video Contest.” along with your in-game character name and server.
  5. Last day for submissions is January 5, 2017.

 

- Prize -

Three winners will be selected to receive an Enforcer’s and Eastern Gothic costume set, and a pair of Cute Chick Wings.

 

Click here for official contest rules. Good luck and have fun! We look forward to your videos!

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Frozen Magic Event 2016

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Winter is still here in Atreia, and that means there are still many snowballs to be made. What kind of snowballs you may be wondering? Well, Frosterinerk says Aetherized snow make the best snowballs, capable of yielding fabulous prizes. So take a break from making snow-angels and drinking hot chocolate to see how great you can make your snowballs!

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- Part One: Frosterinerk's Gift (Level 30+) -

In the capital cities, talk to Frosterinerk daily to get Snowballs. To cultivate the aetherized Snowballs, right-click or double-click on the Snowball to enchant it to the next level. Enchant the snowball up to +10 to make the Brilliant Snowball. When you open the Brilliant Snowball you will get (1) Icy Shard and (1) Brilliant Fragment. Combine these items to get a Brilliant Ice Prism, which offers a random high value prize. If the snowball explodes at any point before +10, random prizes will automatically be redeemed into your inventory.

Two Snowballs can be collected daily from Frosterinerk and an additional one Snowball for every 30 minutes you are logged in up to six. In total this allows you to get eight free Snowballs per character per day! Additionally, once per account per day you can pick up a bundle of five Snowballs from the store for 1 NCoin. If you need more Snowballs, bosses from these instances have a chance to drop them as well as well as being able to be purchased from the store.

Snowballs with enchantment levels 4 and above have a chance to give an Icy Shard (+10 Snowballs will always give an Icy Shard as noted above), which can be combined with a Brilliant Fragment, also available on the store, to create the Brilliance Ice Prism.

             
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- Part Two: Snowflake Crystals (Level 30+) -

If you use up all of your Snowballs from Frosterinerk, Wintrinerk will be more than happy to trade you a +1 Snowball for (10) Snowflake Crystals. Snowflake Crystals can only be acquired after a snowball explodes after attempting to enchant it.

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- Part Three: Joyful Bundle (Level 30+) -

While Freeziman contemplates his existence as a talking snowman, he offers you a Joyful Bundle that you can pick up from him daily. Open the bundle to receive (1) [Event] Dye Bundle and (1) random buff scroll. Various types of buff scrolls can be acquired with many offering effects to all party members. If you have friends or Legion mates within similar levels and they have differing scrolls, try to group together to share the effects!

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- Rewards -

Brilliant Ice Prism contains one of the following items:

*Plastic Surgery Ticket

*Level Reduction Stone

*Berdin's Lucky Star (x5)

*Skill Boost Reassignment Scroll

*Cute Chic Wings

*Tempering Solution

*Omega Enchantment Stone

*Enchantment Stone (x5)

*Netherworld Daeva Wings

*Crafting Boost Charm II - 500%

*Major Felicitous Socketing Box (Mythic)

*+6 Manastone Bundle

*[Event] Armor Box of the Full Moon

*[Event] Weapon Box of the Full Moon

*Brilliant Fire Dragon King's Weapon Box

*Brilliant Water Dragon King's Weapon Box

*Stigma Sack

 


Noble Melted bundle contains one of the following items:

*Plastic Surgery Ticket

*Berdin's Lucky Star

*Blood Medal (x20)

*Tempering Solution

*Omega Enchantment Stone

*Enchantment Stone (x2)

*Crafting Boost Charm II - 500%

*[Event] Snowflake Crystal

*Stigma Sack

*Blood Mark (x20)


Joyful Bundle contains one of the following items:

*AP Boost Charm - 30%

*Crafting Boost Charm - 200%

*Frosterinerk's Special Amulet - 20%

*Gathering Boost Charm - 200%

*[Event] Solorius Spirit

*Frosterinerk's Amulet

*[Event] Dye Bundle

 

 

Event ends January 11, 2017. Aetherize as many Snowballs as you can, Daevas!

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Weekly Server Maintenance - December 14, 2016, 6:00 AM Central

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There will be a scheduled maintenance period tomorrow, Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 6:00 AM to 9:30 AM Central Time. The game servers will be unavailable for approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes.

- Changes -

  1. Routine website and server maintenance.
  2. Solorius Toy Festival event will end. Assemble any remaining Toy Robo-Shugos while you still can!
  3. Frozen Magic event will begin. Details will be available after the maintenance. 
  4. Character Transfer queuing will be unavailable for three weeks.
  5. 64 bit client support will be updated and will be reenabled.
  6. Prestige Pack NPC overlapping with another NPC in Cygnea will be addressed.


Be sure to follow @L2andAionOps for server updates. Thank you for your patience!


Weekly Server Maintenance - December 7, 2016, 6:00 AM Central

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There will be a scheduled maintenance period tomorrow, Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 6:00 AM to 10:30 AM Central Time. The game servers will be unavailable for approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes.

- Changes -

  1. Routine website and server maintenance.
  2. Solorius Toy Festival event will continue for one more week.
  3. Character Transfer queuing will be available for one more week.


Be sure to follow @L2andAionOps for server updates. Thank you for your patience!


Solorius Toy Festival 2016

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Giftrunerk is the greatest toy maker in all of Atreia, but he needs your help to finish making the toys in time! Help him gather pieces to assemble his toy robot and be rewarded with prizes! Giftrunerk has also brought along his favorite teddy bear, the Snuggle Crusher 9000 Plushie, as well the Festive Bonus Machine. All Daevas level 60+ can assist Giftrunerk in making the best gifts of all time!

Assembling Giftrunerk's Robot

Part One: Gathering Toy Robo-Shugo Pieces

From November 30 to December 14, speak to Chillrunerk daily to receive five Giftrunerk's Capsules and disassemble them to reveal one part of Giftrunerk's Toy Robo-Shugo or other rewards. In order to assemble the Robo-Shugo, you'll need 3 parts - Toy Head, Toy Legs, and Toy Body.

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You can find more robot parts in Giftrunerk's Parts Boxes by hunting instance bosses or by gathering Solorius Capsules. Once you have all the needed parts assemble them to create Giftrunerk's Robo-Shugo, which has a chance to reward one of the following:

Plastic Surgery Ticket

Berdin's Lucky Star (x2)

Dye: True Black (x4)

Dye: True White (x4)

Omega Enchantment Stone

Enchantment Stone (x2)

Engine Wings

[Event] Tempering Solution

Blood Medal Bundle (x8)

[Event] Lucky Scroll Pouch (x6)

[Event] Heroic Godstone Bundle I (x2)

[Event] Superior Manastone Bundle (x4)

+6 Manastone Bundle

[Event] Small Ancient Coin Bundle (x6)

Stigma Bundle

[Event] Blood Mark Box (x4)

 

Part Two: Gathering Toy Power Cells

While looking for Giftrunerk's Toy Robo-Shugo pieces, you'll also come across Toy Power Cells, which can be found by hunting instance bosses and from gathering Solorius Capsules.

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Once you've collected 5 Toy Power Cells, take them to Holyrinerk to receive a Glimmering Solorius Present Box, which can contain one of the below:

Plastic Surgery Ticket

Level Reduction Stone

Christmas Candle Clothes

Christmas Tree Clothes

Skill Boost Reassignment Scroll

Phoenix Wing Skin

Tempering Solution (x1)

Tempering Solution (x3)

Tempering Solution (x5)

Omega Enchantment Stone

Frozen Ornament

Frozen Aristocracy

Major Felicitous Socketing Box (Mythic)

+6 Manastone Bundle

[Event] Daevanion Armor Box

[Event] Daevanion Weapon Box

Major Stigma Bundle

Stigma Bundle

 

Giftrunerk's Capsule also has a chance to give a Plain Solorius Present Box, which contains one of the below:

Phantom Tiger's Stone

Funshroom's Stone (x2)

Enchantment Stone Dust (x500)

Plastic Surgery Ticket

Blood Mark (x10)

[Event] Saam King's Herbs Bundle (x9)

[Event] Ancient Coin Bundle

[Event] Manastone Bundle

[Event] Blood Mark Box

Large Greater Supplements Bag (Mythic) (x3)

 

Snuggle Crusher 9000 Plushie

The Snuggle Crusher 9000 Plushie is available in all of the major cities to grant a 10% item drop rate buff. Just walk up and get snuggled! Players below level 60 can receive the buff!

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Solorius Pass

Giftrunerk's Capsules also have a chance to drop Solorius Passes. If you're lucky enough to get one of these rare items take it to the Festive Bonus Machine which will reward either a Toy Robo-Shugo Part or a Toy Power Cell.

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Be sure to turn in all of your Toy Robo-Shugo pieces, and snuggle with bear as much as possible because the event ends December 14!