Posts tagged Aion Online
MMORPG.com has teamed up with NCSoft and the Aion developers to bring our readers a first ever look at three new zones coming with Aion v4.0. These three are gorgeous to behold but pack a lot of danger for unwary Daevas. Read up on the lore and get a good look at the new areas before heading to the comments.
Katalam was originally occupied by an ancient race known as the Danuar. After the Cataclysm, Tiamat invaded Katalam in an attempt to gain even greater power by acquiring a deadly Danuar Hyperion weapon. While she succeeded in occupying Katalam, she failed to harness the weapon’s power. Failure to properly fuel the weapon contaminated the surrounding areas, mutating the creatures in Katalam with Ide, the weapon’s power source. Desperate to reclaim their lands, the Danuar attempted to repel the Tiamat legion. However, they made a fatal mistake by detonating one of their weapons, which resulted in the ancient people’s demise.
Read more Aion: New Zones = Extreme Dangers.
NCSoft is anxious for players to learn more about Aion 4.0, set to hit the game later this summer. We have teamed up with the developers to give our readers an exclusive in-house interview with Producer Seunguk Baek. Check it out before heading to the comments with your thoughts and questions.
NCSoft: Many players have expressed that they feel that they are “rushed” to end-game more and more with each new patch. Is the primary focus to get players to end-game as quickly as possible or are there plans to revitalize mid-level content?
Seunguk Baek: The mid-range levels are opportunities for the player to learn the mechanics of the game and prep for end game content. It isn’t good to go through it too quickly, and it’s a bad experience if it drags on too long. The goal is to find the right balance, and we pay close attention to the leveling process.
Read more A Glimpse Into Aion 4.0.
Aion players will have the opportunity to head back to the dreaded Shugo Tomb with the arrival of the in-game event that is slated to run from May 22nd through June 12th. Players can score some pretty awesome stuff by participating.
The Shugo Imperial Tomb is back and just as you remember it! While inside, you are transformed into a Shugo with special abilities only available inside the instance. Protect the ancient towers from the waves of looters that will try to destroy them. Use special items found off of the spirit enemies that appear in-between waves for an easier time. When the boss monsters appear, defeat them to earn map pieces, keys, and Tags into one of the three treasure rooms!
Read more on the Aion site.
Epidemic Gaming will be hosting another Aion tournament this Saturday, January 12th. The winner of the tournament will receive an 'advanced subscription' to Aion.
This Saturday (1.12.13) @ 1:30pm PST Epidemicgaming.com will be hosting another 32 man tournament on the Tiamat Server. Players can sign up @ http://epidemicgaming.com/tournaments.php?tourney[id]=16. WTFast is sponsoring this tournament and the first prize will be an Advance Subscription of there service. The tournament will be livestreamed @ http://www.twitch.tv/epidemic_gaming.
Find out more at the links above.
An Aion player group, citing the lack of official PvP tournaments, has announced the formation of a single-elimination PvP tournament that will take place beginning December 1st. NCSoft has donated enchantment stones, a special plushie and NC coins that will ultimately be awarded to the winner.
How to Join the Battle of Kahrun: It is a simple process which should take no longer than 5minutes. Create and account @ http://epidemicgaming.com . Once you have created an account head here http://epidemicgaming.com/tournament…ney[id]=12 Create a team name with your "IN-GAME NAME".
Check out all of the details on the Aion forums or at the links above.
Aion developers have announced a brand new event challenging players and wannabe designers to submit concept art for weapons tailored to the upcoming Gunner class. One lucky submission will be chosen to be immortalized in the next update.
Recently, NCSOFT Korea started a contest asking their players to help “make Aion” by submitting their ideas for the new Gunner (name not final) class’ weapons, debuting in the 4.0 expansion. We are proud to announce that Western players, among other territories, are also encouraged to be a part of this process! Starting Monday, October 22nd, all Aion: Ascension fans and players will be able to submit their own unique ideas for the Gunner class weapons!
Read all of the fine print on the Aion site.
NCSoft has announced that players can now download the latest version of Aion, v3.5, a free download that will see new dimensional vortexes and one-time events to celebrate the game's third anniversary.
- Tiamat Stronghold: The most challenging content in Aion: Ascension to date, Tiamat’s Stronghold is only available to those Daevas who have truly earned it. Tiamat’s defeat is the final chapter in the game-spanning Dragon Lords’ saga, kicking off the next chapter of the game.
- Fast Track Server: Those who are new to Aion: Ascension can now easily catch up to their friends thanks to the Fast Track server which will allow players to level up twice as fast, before making the switch to a regular server to tackle the challenging end game content.
- Dimensional Vortexes: New dimensions with valuable objectives, these vortexes offer players a new way to raid and PvP.
- Anniversary activities and exclusive offers: Continue to celebrate Aion’s 3rd anniversary with unique, one-time events, as well as exclusive offers coming to Aion: Ascension players in North America.
- And More: Players can look forward to new housing options and community features, a higher legion level cap with new legion quests, new mounts, new arenas a special mystery surprise only for Aion: Ascension fans at the end of the More >
Aion players will want to check into the game to participate in anniversary-themed events, missions and more. All of the celebration ultimately will lead to October's massive v3.5 update that will bring a host of new content into the game including new quests, new housing options, new mounts, PvP experiences and much more.
Starting this week, players of NCsoft’s Aion: Ascension will be able to participate in a variety of new thematic missions celebrating Aion’s third anniversary such as Shine On! Daeva’s candles where players can collect the Aether Flames to light the magical candle atop the giant Aion third anniversary cake.
Find out more about Aion: Ascension.
GameForge has announced that the largest Aion update, v3.0, will officially launch in the EU on August 15th. The update brings two new zones to explore, mounts and player housing into the game.
Fast Mounts & Well-Tended Gardens
Aside from using their wings, Daevas can now additionally use mounts to increase their movement speed and to reach their destination more quickly. And after a nerve-wracking day of adventure, they can return to their own home, which can be decorated and customised to their heart’s content. Furniture can be produced with the new furniture handicrafting skill. The change of the seasons bestows ever-changing, breath-taking panoramas on the housing area.
Find out more on the Aion EU site.
Aion ascends to version 3.1 today with a new patch deployed to live servers. The patch features a number of instance changes, the requisite bug fixes, a new world boss, and 'Fast -Track' server technology.
The fast-track servers are of particular note, as they allow players below level 50 to quickly group up with players and make headway towards the level cap. Given the particular focus of these fast-track servers, there are also a significant amount of restrictions that come with them, including the absence of Rifts, a level cap of 50, as well as numerous economy and social related restrictions.
View the full patch notes over at the official Aion website.