Even tho Aion is slowly dieing here in the West, i managed to force myself to come up with a character information tool.
It is kinda like the official AionMini Character Search – just a bit different and more useful (at least for my needs).
In Aion 2.0 the drop table for Watcher Zapiel, Bulwark Jeshuchi and Vingeview got changed. Zapiel will no longer drop unique weapons, shield and chest pieces. Jeshuchi will no longer drop unique weapons and pants. Vingeview will no longer drop rare shoulder pieces. Also the spawn times for all 3 bosses got changed (to 6 hours).
So how to get yourself a one of these Weapons? Instead of limiting access to the weapons to a few well organized legions that practically keep the bosses permanently camped, now everyone can complete a quest to get a weapon of choice.
Frogster announced on 14.07.2010 that it has secured the publishing rights to TERA. According to the press release TERA will be launched 2011 in Europe with a German, English and French version customized for the western market.
Along with the press release EnMasse (the former TERA publisher for Europe and North America) delivered a Q&A about TERA’s publication in Europe by Frogster International.
NCsoft just unveiled the final release date for Aion: Assault on Balaurea for the EU/NA servers.
The Aion 2.0 update will be go live on the korean Live Servers on May, 26h 2010. Aion 2.0 is currently undergoing public testing on the korean PTS. Since the initial 2.0 PTS notes have been published there have been numerous bug fixes and adjustments to pre-2.0 armors and weapons have been made (giving Cast- & Attack-Speed to a alot more items, even down to the level 30-ish).
NCWest is planning to release Aion 1.9 to the EU/NA Server on May, 2nd 2010. Aion 1.9 was released in Korea on March, 24th – pretty much exactly 2 months ago. Aion 2.0 is expected for a (late) Fall release on the European/NA Servers – so much for releasing content updates global and in “in-snyc” …
Aion 2.0 brings new Advanced Stigma Skills for level 52 and 55 players. The new level 52 Stigmas are of Skill level I and can be upgraded at level 55 to Skill Level II.
The upgrade is done by purchasing the higher level Stigma Stone. At level 55 each player gets access to an additional Advanced Stigma Skill.
Aion 2.0 raises the level cap from 50 to level 55. How much XP is needed to get to level 55 and 100% XP?
50 – 51: 146.070.028
51 – 52: 177.464.778
52 – 53: 204.255.001
53 – 54: 236.485.764
54 – 55: 271.392.354
55 – 100%: 341.728.469
The average increase in needed XP per level is ~15% from 52 to 55. There are 2 XP breakpoints from 51 to 56: 51 – 52 needs ~21% more xp than 50 – 51 and 55 – 56 the increase is ~25%.
Aion 2.0 brings 8 new Instances, spread across all level ranges.
Most of the new Dungeons are located at the 2 new world maps, witch i have named “Balaur Battle Grounds” Balaurea for now. The 2 new World Maps are Gelkmaros for the Elyos and Inggison for the Asmodians.
Also the final Instance names are subject to be changed – lets see what stupid translations NCwest gonna come up with.
The korean PTS for Aion 2.0 just went live. NCsoft Korea also published the full korean PTS patch notes.
With the level cap being raised from 50 to 55 also new Abyss Item Set Series become available for lvl 55 players. The level 55 Abyss Items come in 3 flavors: rare (green), legendary (blue), unique (gold). Like all Abyss Items you need a good amount of AP and for legendary & unique Items an additional amount of Medals. To purchase lvl 55 Abyss Items you need Platinum Medals – unlike previous Abyss Items witch needed Silver or Golden Medals.
In Aion 1.9 players can purchase all Stigma Stones from vendors in the capital cities. Elyos can purchase Stigma Stones from Clymene in Sanctum, while the Asmodians can get their Stigmas from Vergelmir in Pandaemonium. You can purchase any of the normal level 20 up to level 50 Stigma Stones for Kinah. The Advanced Stigma Stones are still being sold for AP by the Stigma Stone Vendors in Reshanta.