GOLD MAKING for Aion

31 Aug 2017

Expanding your Inventory in Aion !

Getting the most out of your time wandering the world of Aion also means bringing back as much as possible. Most players are surprised to discover that you can actually expand your inventory from the initial 27 spaces all the way to a full 90 spaces. If only doing it were that easy. You start the game with just 27 spaces of inventory and as early as the beginning zone you may expand it! In Aion your inventory is referred to as your “Cube” and can be expanded one row of 9 spaces at a time. The first 5 expansions can be purchased while another 2 rows are available via quests. Only a few shugo through out the world offer the cube expansion option.

__Baevrunerk – Akarios Village (Poeta) – Offers only the first of 5 expansions.

Heerunerk & Yiehmonerk – Hall of Prosperity (Sanctum) – Offers 4 of the 5 expansions.

Jarumonerk – See below for location – Offers all of the expansions.__

Finding Jarumonerk can be complicated but luckily the level 37 campaign quest “New Wings” requires you visit his out of the way location. The island is not on the map but is located in the upper abyss. It takes approximately 80 seconds of flight time to reach it without the use of any flight speed scrolls or potions. I personally recommend 90 seconds if it is your first trip.

Following the five purchased cube expansions a simple quest is unlocked in Sanctum which provides you with yet another row of cube space. It starts at Demodocos, who resides just behind the elevator platform under Protectors Hall. After receiving the quest “A lucky day” you will have to cross Sanctum and speak with Yiehmonerk. This will conclude the quest and grant you an additional row in your cube.

03 May 2017

Banning of bots in Aion

It is what everyone wants in Aion.  Every day the forums are filled with Ban the Bots posts.  Everyone complains they are ruining the game.  NCSoft has taken action, and now look at the state of the game.

I know on Zikel several of the better known pvp guilds were banned from the game for botting.  These guilds weren't interested in the pve grind.  They just wanted the end game pvp that was so anticipated to where they could actually have fun in the game.

Were bots really the issue ?  Should have Aion looked at the root of the problem that caused players to bot, and solved that instead ?  If the real issue was addressed there wouldn't have been bots.

The real issue is the grind.  No one wants to spend half their life grinding a character to get to the point of the game that they would enjoy.  No one can really stand the grind, and the people who say it isn't bad haven't reached 35+ yet.  If you play an MMORPG for the pvp than grinding a character to max level  is a nightmare if it's only pve.

If Aion would have just made the grind reasonable they would still have a growing customer base, but instead people are leaving the game faster than ever.  Will the new xp boosts help ?  I doubt it with the millions and millions of xp needed for levels the small little boost isn't going to make your bar move any faster.

Why do you think players bot in Aion 1000 times more than any other mmorpg ?

01 Mar 2017

Did Aion fool you into buying the game ?

Do you feel like Aion fooled you into buying the game because they limited your level in beta ?  Would have you bought Aion if you could have experienced the grind post 30+ ?  Do you think they knew, and wanted to keep it a secret ?

I think I was fooled into buying Aion.  The grind didn't seem bad in the beta for the lower levels.  It seemed reasonable.  The problem is NCSoft hid the real grind from me.  If I was able to experience the grind first hand in the beta I would of never bought Aion, but instead they stopped me at level 30.  It is after thirty that the real grind starts.   I bought Aion not knowing the true story even though they said they removed the grind for the US version.

I also thought my pve grind was over at fifty, but it continues as you have to farm pve mobs in the abyss for AP's.  It is the everlasting gobstopper... I mean everlasting grind in Aion.

01 Jan 2017

Mechanics : Customizing equipment skins

It will only be moments before you meet up with your fellow legion and embark through a dangerous dungeon. On your way there, bandits are making their every attempt in stopping you from reaching your destination. You fend them off easily as if it’s a daily ritual. But something is out of the ordinary this time; when you loot the last killed enemy, a magical weapon presents itself in the looting table! Just looking at the exceptional stats makes you feel ecstatic. This rare sword has bonuses that will FINALLY allow you to out damage that cocky assassin. He’s been gloating all week about his “uber dps”, but now it will be your time to shine. As you anxiously wait for the item to soulbound, your jaws fall to the floor; this weapon may have amazing stats but it looks like something the graphic artists designed while intoxicated.

This is something that happens to all of us. We find equipment with incredible stats but quickly feel disappointed when it isn’t visually appealing. Because it is a superior item in terms of numbers, we often find ourselves wearing gear that doesn’t look good at all. Unappealing gear may result in "facepalms" from friends.

Although it is pretty hard to find gear that is not graphically exquisite in Aion, certain styles may not mix well with people. Take for instance, the sword above. I thought the sword above did not look that great. We can see the feeling was mutual between my friend and I. I still had to use it however just for the sake of stats. What Aion has built right into the game is one of the most simple, yet robust customization systems for your gear. essentially, you can take the “skin” of any equipment (some restrictions apply, explained later) and literally put it on any item (again, a few restrictions apply). Below are pictures in how exactly you go about doing this process.

Once these two steps are done, a cost is calculated. After paying the relatively inexpensive fee, the weapon will now have the stats and skin that you chose! Be aware, the item that was used to extract the skin from will be lost. One of the ways people look at this is that you can basically level up your equipment. This is however, UNTRUE. Infact, its the opposite. You are putting the SKIN of an item. You are not putting the STATS. It is a difficult concept to understand without actually trying it. The system also does have a few restrictions.

The following are the main ones :

Must be level 30 : You must be at least level 30 before your character may utilize this system.

Cannot cross armor types : You may not put the stats of a plate gear on something that has the skin of leather; the skin and stats have to be from the same armor category.

Certain items cannot be changed: Sets like the Daevanion armor, Abyss armor, and other certain unique equipment.

Dyes will be lost: Any dyes used on the STAT item will be lost. Dyes on the SKIN will NOT be. A simple tool like this can have strong influences in how much someone can customize their avatars. Gone are the days of countless people looking like clones just because those particular items had the better bonuses (tier gear anyone?). This system allows players to create a stronger “bond” with their character because you will be picking gear based on style, not stats.

01 Nov 2016

WoW veteran’s and FIFA gamer, first impressions of Aion - end

End of this confrontation ...

Initial Reaction : I can’t stop praising how phenomenal the game visually looks, as soon as I was cast into the world I couldn’t help just to rotate my camera around and really appreciate the beauty. Fog and rain is amazingly rendered. Speaking of rain; little things like how your character reacts to the environment really immerses you into the game some more. For example when it rains, your character will react to it and will convey visual emotions through body language and facial expression and if left idle, will pull out a ‘leaf umbrella’ and interact with the rain some more. Another one is where a character will wipe the sweat off their face due to the heat. It’s these little details that really enhance the experience.

Interface / Control: The control and interface felt very familiar to me; probably because they pulled a page straight out of WoW on this one. Anyone who played WoW before will feel right at home. No complaints here; actually, they made some improvements. For example, when I casted a spell it would automatically run up to the max range. There was a hot-key to auto loot also. A ‘quest helper’ like system is also built into the game similar to WAR: online. Even being able to link items on chat is possible just like WoW! All in all, it felt polished and solid, and most of the ‘convenience’ of WoW has been adopted in Aion such as hover item comparison for example. The combat is very active and fast pace just like WoW and very little ‘downtime’ occurs thanks to super regeneration outside combat and items like bandages for example.

Final Notes : Overall, I am very pleased with the game, the familiarity to WoW controls is welcomed and the distinguished art style is more to my taste since its anime like which I am into compared to WoW comic style. Stay tuned for future blogs for my comments on topics such as: Quests/Missions System Item and Enhancements Crafting Mail System Instancing Flying PvP Class Breakdown Levelling Guide

21 Aug 2016

WoW veteran’s and FIFA gamer, first impressions of Aion

PART 1

I will admit that though I have owned a WoW subscription since early release; I had been lured many times away by promises of other games that have (had ?) a rabid cult claiming every time that “This is the WoW killer”. In most cases these so called “WoW killers” failed to kill anything and ended up just fading away. I don’t really need to mention them since I am sure you all know the ones I am talking about… *cough* Age of Conan *cough* Tabula Rasa *cough* FIFA 17 … (monedas fut 17 Oh boy is it dusty in the office.) Those come to my mind immediately, and I am sure you all know of many more! If you were like me, you ended up buying the retail box and played the game for a month (more like a week…) before unsubscribing and uninstalling the game while loading WoW at the same time. In short, we always end up going back to WoW.

Let’s get to Aion now, is it a “WoW killer”?

If you are looking for the answer to that question you won’t find it here! The purpose of this particular blog is to give the perspective of a veteran WoW player’s first impression on Aion right from the initial loading screen.

Intro: After starting the game from the news launcher resembling much like other popular MMORPGs ; I was greeted by the familiar NCsoft logo. The title screen was breathtaking on my 30″ monitor running the game in high resolution. It was a definite tease of what awaited in game. Behind the log in box, was an amazingly crisp environment. The waterfall that hung over the green canopy was fluidly animated that had me staring at it mesmerized. The selected music was top notch, as can be expected from something produced by a Symphony Orchestra. The whole ambiance did bring nostalgic feeling from Lineage 2 (this is not FIFA 17 of course !).

Character Creation/Selection : I carefully typed in my user name and password and was greeted by the character selection page. On the particular server I was playing in, it warned that that I would only be able to create characters from one chosen side. This warning is similar to the one given when creating characters on the PvP servers in WoW. Once you make a character in a given side, you are restricted from making characters of the opposite faction unless you delete all your characters of that faction. All classes were available for both sides, and the choice of picking a side would ultimately fall on aesthetic values for most people (or if you are hard core, exclusive spells only available to each side may lure you toward one side over the other). Depending on the side you decide to pick your character selection page will either reflect a serene shire, or a chaotic polis. They are both gorgeous and detailed.

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