AION free-to-play - News
AION free-to-play - News
Two years ago – on 28th February 2012 – we took on AION's European operations and switched the popular MMO to free-to-play. A lot has happened since then: the population of Atreia has taken lessons during the switch and can now speak Spanish, Italian, Polish and Turkish alongside English, French and German. Update 4.0 strengthened the squad of heroes with two new classes; the Artist (with "Bard" specialisation) as well as the Engineer (with "Gunner" specialisation) joined the character selection.
But there has also been plenty going on over on the Balaur side. Dragon Lord Tiamat thirsted for power, yet failed miserably thanks to you and the other brave Daeva. The successor came in the form of Lord Beritra who now has to be stopped. There's plenty more to come in the future too, Daeva...
To celebrate the last two years in style, we have prepared a few things for you. Here's a glimpse of what's to come:
On 9th April 2014 we will be reaching a new milestone in the history of AION with the role out of the 4.5 update on the European servers. Included in this is the second specialisation for the Engineer, the Rider. Travel with him on a powerful mech and teach your enemies the meaning of fear!
For the occasion of the anniversary, there's some great boosts from 26th February to 5th March 2014:
+ 50% AP
+ 50% EP
+ 50% drop chance
- 50% AP loss
Treats for all! Between the 3rd and 7th March 2014, the Game Masters will be visiting the servers and presenting you with tasty transformation sweets. Just what will you transform into?
Additional AION Coins
To celebrate our 2nd anniversary, we are gifting you additional Coins when topping up your premium currency in the AION shop on the 28th February 2014!
Top up between midday and midnight on 28th February and you will receive 35% more AION Coins.
Offer for new shop customers:
Top up for the first time ever between midday and midnight on 28th February and you will receive 50% more AION Coins.
Don't miss this fantastic opportunity!
The AION Team
However, there is one person who certainly isn't in a celebratory mood: fairy Ariate has been kidnapped by Rukibuki and thrown into a cage. Rukibuki hopes to use her angelic voice to lure visitors back to the circus, which has been in debt for years.
Enter the instance with up to 5 fellow players and save Ariate from slavery in the circus ring! But be careful, Rukibuki and his henchmen won't give her up without a fight...
Look for Ariate's fairy friends, they will take you to the circus immediately:
Asmodians: Arari (entrance to Pandaemonium)
Elyos: Arika (entrance to Sanctum)
Event duration: 12th of February till 5th of March 2014
As a reward you could receive some generously filled supply boxes and treasure chests, which may contain AP items, Ceranium Medallions, Mithril Medals, Manastones, Godstones, event items or the exclusive "Ariate's Merek" event pet. Keys are required to open the chests, which you can loot from opponents in the instance.
Alternatively you can purchase the Strong Treasure Chest Key in the AION Shop from Thursday (13th of February). You can also buy the Rukibuki Circus Scroll, which resets the instance's cooldown time.
Find out more about the event in the AION forum.
Your AION Team
The new installer will give the possibility to have early access to the game for players up to level 18 without downloading the full client (yet). The basic components necessary to start the game (around 5-6GBs) will be downloaded and provide especially new players the possibility to experience AION early.
For old players and players beyond level 18 content, the full client needs to be installed however.
A new delivery of goods has just come into the AION Shop: the Magnificent Wings of Light give you an impressive look - and are not just for the light-indulged Elyos!
What's more, you can also get heavenly support for a short time at a discount price: the Pink Merek not only has an angelic appearance, but also warns you about approaching enemies and pillages defeated opponents. The Pagati Aero lifts you up to dizzying heights, bringing you to your destination more quickly.
Aside from these two companions lots of other items have been reduced for a short time:
- Pagati Aero
- Pink Merek Egg
- Crescent Inquin Egg
- Dye: Indian Pink (x5)
- Fine Recovery Serum (x100)
- Verdin's Amulet V
- [Motion Card] Hovering Set (7 days)
Don't miss out on this opportunity and visit the AION Shop!
The Black Cloud Merchants
From January 15 to February 12 2014, the Shugo Emperor's Tomb is opening its gates once again. Enter the instance as a Shugo warrior and stop the grave robbers, who are looking to steal the treasures of the lost kingdom, with the help of one to two fellow players. Your help will be compensated with various rewards, including new items from 4.0 such as Ceranium Medallions. You can find more details and a list of all the rewards in the forum.
Before you descend into the grave, you should equip yourself with the Shugo Imperial Tomb Scroll and the Indestructible Treasure Chest key. We're offering both items in the AION Shop from the 16th of January until the end of the event. Don't miss out!
Aside from the Shugo Imperial Tomb Scroll, some fantastic boosts await you in the next few weeks:
- 15.01. till 22.01.: +50% EP
- 29.01. till 05.02.: -50% AP Loss
we’re happy to announce that Update 4.0.3 is coming in November. The whole team is working hard to bring you yet another great update with new content, instances and quests.
Stay tuned for more updates in the upcoming week!
Your Aion Team
Continue your journey through Atreia with your hero, or start a new adventure. You can now choose from the additional classes of Artist and Engineer, who develop into Bards and Gunners from level 10. Explore Katalam's regions and prove your courage in six instances as well as in challenging fortress and garrison battles. The new skills, weapons and armour will help you ascend to the maximum character level of 65.
Download the update now and jump into the adventure 4.0!
Your AION Team
To save some time and to start right away tomorrow, we enabled the pre-download for all languages.
Start your launcher, enable the pre-download and be the first on the server after the gates have been opened!
The download is about 2GB in size. So save some space on your hard drive.
Information about tomorrow’s maintenance and the patchnotes will follow during the day.
Your AION team
Some time has passed since your last visit; lots has changed in Atreia. The inhabitants have been studying hard and now know three more languages in addition to English, German and French: the black cloud trader prices his goods, the Soul Healer takes care of his customers' well-being and the pets on the marketplace ask for treats - in Spanish, Italian or Polish!
If you wish to play AION Free-to-Play in one of these languages, you now have the chance to do so. Return to Atreia, download the language of your choice and continue your journey. Or go off on another adventure on a new server with fellow players of your nationality. In September this year, a Turkish version is due to follow.
Long live linguistic diversity!
Your AION Team
In accordance with the upcoming country releases this week, we have opened new Facebook pages for our Italian, Spanish and Polish players!
From 24th July 2013 to 7th August 2013, brave Daevas look forward to an increased spawn rate of chests in the Eye of Tiamaranta.
But beware: You are not alone! Daevas from the opposing faction lurk around the corner, trying to hinder you opening these precious chests. Assemble your friends and legion members to claim the chests for you!
We, the Black Cloud Traders have a special offer for you today!
From 30.04.2013 at 12 PM CEST until the 01.05.2013 at 11:59 PM CEST you will receive 20% more AION Coins when purchasing from the AION Shop.
Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity and get your bonus Coins!!
Your Black Cloud Traders
Shugo Imperial Tomb
From 24th April to 22nd May 2013, the Shugo Imperial Tomb is opening its gates for players at level 51 and higher. Search for Indiana Jonshunerk in Sanctum or Pandaemonium to enter the instance as a transformed Shugo warrior. Team up with one or two players and stop the grave robbers from stealing the treasures of the lost empire. Look forward to rewards, such as various coins, sturdy chests, AP Relics, Mithril Medals, Stormwing armor and weapons, Dramata’s Wing and Dramata’s Bone Wing.
Free entrance to Silentera Canyon and Esoterrace
From 24th April to 22nd May 2013, we will open the entrance to Silentera Canyon as well as to the instance “Esoterrace” in Gelkmaros and Inggison – no matter which faction has taken over the respective fortresses. Entering Silentera Canyon gives you access to the instances “Corridor of Betrayal” (Hexaway) and “Beshmundir’s Temple” in which you can gain plenty of AP.
Abyss Points Boosts
From 24th April to 30th April as well as from 8th to 15th May, we will reward your courage: During these timeframes, you will receive 50% more Abyss Points during PvE. If you die in PvP between 30th April to 8th May and 15th to 22nd May, you will get off lightly and lose 50% less Abyss Points.
For the release of upate 3.9 we have enhanced the Veteran reward system. Up until now, the maximum level was at 28, now we have increased it to 40. By activating a Gold Pack, you increase by one level and receive valuable items for your loyalty.
Previously activated Goldpacks will be added to your level of course. To check your current level, visit our AION Shop on our website. Click on the medal symbol above your chosen character to get redirected to the overview.
Spring has finally sprung and a fresh breeze is blowing through Atreia: update 3.9 has arrived with brand new features. We have also enhanced the Veteran system and increased the maximum level from 28 to 40.
All this awaits you in 3.9:
The Beginner's Server is accessible for Daevas of all servers and allows for uninterrupted PVE adventures - without attacks on other players. Returning to your home server is possible at any time. In future, skilled fighters will be rewarded for their bravery with a danger bonus: if you play on the normal servers, you will receive an EP boost of 10% as well as a drop rate boost of 5%.
The following rules apply on the Beginner's Server:
- A character can reach a maximum level of 55.
- Trade is not possible amongst players.
- A private shop cannot be opened.
- At the Trade Broker's, only auctions from the home server are displayed.
- Sending letters with attachments is not possible.
- No rifts leading into other areas exist.
- Strongholds cannot be captured and are permanently owned by the Balaur.
Integrated instance server
Using this function you can face instances together with other players from other servers. As payment, you can receive more experience points and a higher chance of defeated opponents dropping items.
When entering an alliance instance (+12 players) via the "Integrated Instance Server", all fellow combatants will be bestowed with the "Victory's Pledge" buff, which temporarily increases Attack Power, HP, Magic and Healing Power.
The integrated instance server is only available for the following instances:
Group instances: Nochsana Training Camp, Fire Temple, Poeta of Darkness, Theobomos Lab, Adma Stronghold, Draupnir Cave, Steel Rake, Udas Temple, Lower Udas Temple
Dredgions: Dredgion, Chantra Dredgion, Sadha Dredgion
Crucibles: Empyrean Crucible, Arena of Discipline, Arena of Glory, Arena of Chaos, Arena of Cooperation
In the Silentera Canyon, a secret hideout of the Balaur has been discovered: the Corridor of Betrayal. Enter this new instance with five companions from level 55 and seize your enemies' treasures!
Additional storage cube
Finally, more space in your inventory: quest items, coins, insignias and tickets will be automatically stored in a separate storage cube in future. You can open it via an icon in the lower part of your inventory.
Enhancement of the Veteran rewards
For the release of 3.9 we have enhanced the Veteran reward system. Up until now, the maximum level was at 28, now we have increased it to 40. By activating a Gold Pack, you increase by one level and receive valuable items for your loyalty.
You can find an exact overview of the individual levels and the rewards associated with them in the AION Shop.
Have fun with the adventure of 3.9!
Your AION Team
What is the Spring lottery?
From 4th April until 16th April, gather the 20 Spring tickets in various combinations and win great prizes – including Godstones, socketing with 100% success chance, Mithril Medals, Ancient Crowns and much more.
Where can I get Spring tickets?
When you log in to the game on any day in the period between 3rd April and 15th April, on the following day two free Spring tickets will be delivered to you via Shugo Express. To increase your chances of winning, you can also purchase additional tickets in the AION Shop.
Please note, the numbers on the tickets are generated at random – some numbers will appear more frequently, others rarely.
How do I receive my prizes?
Each night the little Shugos will glance into your inventory and will be on the lookout for winning combinations. If they find some, they will take the corresponding tickets and will then send you your prize later via in-game post.
What prizes can I win?
There are many different prizes that all require a different ticket combination. Here is a detailed overview.
The Shugos will also search for the most valuable combination for you. Where many possible ticket combinations exist in your inventory, you will always receive the prize that is most valuable.
How can I collect my tickets for the bigger prizes?
The Shugos only check in your inventory, not in the character warehouse or your mailbox. If you wish to set your tickets to one side to save them for one of the main prizes, you should stow them in your warehouse. But do not forget to place them back in your inventory as soon as you have all the tickets required for a combination!
Prizes and more information
Creative minds among the players could submit self-made weapon concept arts and have a chance to see their weapon concept implemented in the future update.
Several winners from Europe have been selected and have won prize, but only one participant for Europe has the chance to see his or her creation chosen by NCSOFT’s developers.
Eiphis, also known as Patricia, is the person whose weapon concept has been selected by AION developers to be implemented into the game. She is 33 years old and plays an Elyos Spiritmaster Level 60 on Calindi together with her legion members of Maisnie Alrion Asterazurin.
Learn a bit more about Eiphis in the interview
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