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  1. 20 points
    Hi, i've been testing the kinah adquisition during last months on the new patch, and since the enchant rate provide more posibilities to upgrade gear, also this demand more kinah, also the housing feature started late decemberthe payment for maintance again, and also the retune of new superior gear is everytime more expensive, even enchant items consumes kinah wich i found completly ridiculous. So the couple ways to get kinah are really not enough and withthe time this will be taking more and more weight into the game. Months ago in the EU server of Aion, they imtroduced a custom change for extra kinah from all instances, and it really helped players, i truly believe we need this change, and even we need more ways to recover the kinah movement in the game, becuz every week is harder and harder to sell stuff in the broker, because people is running out of kinah for real. Kinah bundles are not even worth at all, they not even a sure craft, and the chance of get more than 5 million is really low, this must be improved. The Broker tax the the core problem right here, cuz it's literally killing the new economy model of the game, we need to fix that for real. We even have less items to generate kinah like skins from ingame like Innocent Aris or Cat weapons from guestblooms, or even the lucky kinah heartbloom from the housing was also a good way to produce kinah pasively. BCM is not really helping too, the store right now is a shame, completly empty of worth items to buy or resell for kinah, you took off most costumes (specially the good ones), the motions, the mounts and the pets should have been replaced for minion contracts in the BCM too. So as conclusion fixes for kinah issues in the game in na are: 1.- More kinah from instances like EU did. 2.- Kinah bundles with better chances to get more than 5kk, and maybe low the quantity of items needed to craft. 3.- Low the broker tax before it end up annihilating the game economy for once. 4.- Maybe include kinah reward in other stuff like Pvp Instances and Sieges. 5.- Bring back the housing feature that aloow players to farm ingame skins Innocent Aris and cat Weapons with Guestblooms and the Lucky Kinah Heartblooms that just prosduce extra kinah everyday. 6.- And i believe is the most important, give us decent BCM, with worthly items to buy (or sell), and no just skins we used to get easy with kinah in sanctum or from Luna. I entered the Aion RU website store, and i felt shame when i entered,they have almost every single skin that Aion has ever released able to purchase wheveer you want.... it's so frustrating to wanna buy stuff in the BCm and not found anything that really worth. I wanted to buy the Cute Sheep mount during last weeks of 5.8 it was for 1600 NC coins, i rather to save some money for 6.2 and now is not even in the store, and the only mounts in store are even more expensive, beeing "not that good". Please @Cyan i know you guys have a lot, A LOT of pending fixs and many stuff that is in "soon" state, but i wanna make sure you guys know about this really important problem.
  2. 18 points
    I talked to several people about this and this subject is present in various topics in this forum. We know that AION is a Korean game. We know that NCSOFT can not change the mechanics of this game, but we're not asking for a change in the mechanics of the game. We are asking for an adjustment that NCSOFT can make. 1) We want the transparent transformation to be fixed in the game and at no cost to the players. I will explain the reason for this: We are DAEVAS. This is the theme of AION. We are not PETS. We are not penguin, sheep, tiger, mouse or any other animal or creature. We are angels with wings. If I can not be part of the essence of this game, then this game has no future. If someone wants to be a pet. Be a pet, but that choice must be optional. People should have the right to choose. I am a human character. I spent several hours adjusting every detail of my AVATAR's face and body, so I do not want to be another creature. AION is not ZOOTOPIA. 2) Now. We can't take more GP. Please. There must be another way to win GP. Today is just SIEGE. We should win GP doing PVP, arena, IDL, anything that depends only on ourselves (individually). It may be a crumb, it can be 1GP for every dead enemy, but that is something because the GP is one of the biggest incentives in the game. Without the GP there is no incentive in AION. 3) OMG. Change the character's default speed to something like the old scroll. After you transform you can adjust that speed and give it its proper addition, but let the character walk in an acceptable way. My character was so slow that I can not play. I will become a turtle and I do not want to turn myself into a PET to do something so basic. This is a fair request, so we will make a decision. We have decided that we will no longer put money into this game until NCSOFT responds to this topic. Even if you do not agree with our idea, I suggest that you support this initiative, because the initiative is about your right to choose. We AION players need to be together for NCS to listen to our complaints. It is very easy for them to ignore the customer when there is apparently no consequence. Support our cause. We will continue to talk to other people on social networks and out of the game. Give your support. Let's demand a position.
  3. 13 points
    To Cyan, Gideon and Hime I’d like to explain the current situation of Aion in comparison to previous Aion updates and will predominantly use 5.8 as it was the most recent and had the best events, please do remember these virtual items cost you nothing to implement and make the playerbase happy, most of the items I will mention in the reward list below are NOT OBTAINABLE via in game means besides events. Aion is one of those games where having fun events that are generously rewarding is the reason the game is enjoyable to the vast majority, and completing other content is just something else to do along with PvP instances. Towards the end of 5.8 with the end of the world event and Smoldering fire temple were the best events that I can remember recently, you guys had even stated the rewards would be more generous than previous events, I’m sure you can be aware how much people farmed to get rewarded with items going into the next update and the positive feedback following it, however after 6.2 the events declined to be next to meaningless, and in roughly 2 weeks you could maybe get 1-2 enchantment stones and the “rubbish items” were meant to be useful during 5.8, not now as opposed to the end of the world event where you could use ALT characters to spam the event and receive maybe 100 tempering solutions a week, which back then was enough to enchant all 7 accessories to +8 or 9 if you’re lucky, which was considered above average gear for the time. Now during 6.7, I have enchanted every item to Ultimate +15 and it took me 500 legendary PvP enchantment stones and 100 ultimate, which takes an extreme amount of time, money and effort to do without events and is almost on the point of impossible for some, The next events should resemble what we had during the end of the world event, its about that time where we will get 7.0 soon and everyone should be able to catch up on gear going into the next ‘gear reset’ (keep in mind I myself have reached the gear cap and am still asking for others to be able to catchup) I will suggest events and rewards and why they are so needed and impossible to get in game. The 4 major items NEEDED in LARGE quantities are; Abyss points, Ancient, Legendary and Ultimate PvP enchantment stones, Spirit fragments and Manastones. - Abyss points are easy for one reason; they can be farmed in game in a reasonable time frame with the help of ap boost events such as the one we just had (200% ap boost). - Ancient, Legendary and Ultimate PvP stones are not nearly as accessible as Omega enchantment stones and Tempering solutions were in 5.8 events, and many more of them are needed (e.g. 500 Legendary, 100 Ultimate for 17 items +5-15) - Spirit fragments; This item is right now one of the biggest problems, in order to make 1000 of these at the current broker price of 50,000 kinah per ‘Ancient Guiding Stone’ it will cost 950million kinah, which is not very easily obtained following the release of 6.2 if at all. To upgrade 17 items from legendary grade to ultimate grade it costs 4500 spirit fragments. - Manastones were a very common item in 5.8 with SELECTABLE +12 manastone bundles and currently the only way to get those were to have them saved from the 5.8 update and you need roughly 100 Manastones to complete an entire set of 17 items. The following events should not continue to be like what we have now, where you open a box at the end of the instance, giving you currency to buy a singular item at an npc. Events should return to be like Daeva Dash or Smoldering Fire temple which were community favorite events based on the fact you can loot a box at the end of the instance which would give you USEFUL ITEMS for finishing it, rather than nothing until you complete the instance for example; 6 times for enough tokens to buy X. The main problem is all of these items I will list are needed in large quantities and the easiest way is events. (please keep in mind all of these items are virtual and don’t cost you anything to make the players happy) Minor/rubbish rewards: - Spirit fragment x 25 - Spirit fragment x 50 - Selectable level 80 Manastone Bundle - Ancient Guiding stone x 100 - Ancient kibrium x 100 Mid-tier rewards: - Spirit Fragment x100 - Legendary PvP enchantment stone x 5 - Legendary PvP enchantment stone x 10 - Ultimate PvP enchantment stone x 3 - Ancient Guiding stone x 250 - Ancient Kibrium x 250 - Event Skin (?) - Legendary Manastone bundle (selectable) - Ultimate Manastone bundle (selectable) Greater rewards: - Spirit Fragment x 300 - Legendary PvP enchantment stone x15 - Legendary PvP enchantment stone x20 - Ultimate PvP enchantment stone x 5 - Ultimate Anomos Weapon Box (selectable) same as we had provenance weapon box - Ancient Guiding stone x 1000 - Ancient Kibrium x 100 - Ultimate Manastone bundle x 3 - Legendary Manastone bundle x 3
  4. 13 points
  5. 12 points
    Hello everyone, We wanted to give an update on the issues regarding Evergale Canyon. We have disabled this instance for the time being until we can work out the issue with the development team. We are also investigating to determine the full extent of the exploit's impact, and will be following up appropriately. Thank you to the players who have reported this, and to those who made efforts to avoid abuse of the exploit.
  6. 12 points
    @Cyan if sales are tanking because everyone is making free luna then you should start listing things on the BCM that people want to buy like highly requested skins that are from 4.0 that NA never even got (where's the flower mount??). The transparent transformation scrolls still require a steep price reduction to be a justifiable purchase for the average player, if you can manage that then you'll have more people investing in the few skins that NA have re-added to the BCM since wiping it with the 6.2 patch. If you look at KR, EU, RU servers ALL OTHER VERSIONS OF AION HAVE AN ABUNDANCE OF EASILY ACCESSIBLE TRANSPARENT SCROLLS. Oh and uh UPDATE THE PRESTIGE VENDING MACHINE TO MAKE PRESTIGE WORTH PAYING FOR The items in the machine, besides the 1 title card and overpriced cosmetics, are completely out of touch and irrelevant. Instead of offering single transform scrolls for a RIDICULOUS 500 Prestige Coin here are three things that are actually relevant in the game: Fighting Spirit Fragments (and no I don't mean 500 Prestige Coin for 1x Fighting Fragment, I mean reasonably priced). Specific A-Grade Minion Contracts (like the ones from the Lockbox vending machine). - These would be (rightfully) more expensive. Stigma Enchantment Stones. Additionally, lower the Prestige Coin costs to reflect the current patch. If you ARE going to commit to removing the free random luna material box then make the one in prestige cost 50 or less coins instead of 500. The transformation contract bundle should be, like, 10 prestige coins given how widely available for free it is. There is zero consistency with the pricing / availability of items in this game. Give people a reason to pay for this game, please.
  7. 12 points
    nope, no ap. i would like the following, as compensation for my troubles. 50x Transformation Contract (62 Types) 1x Ancient Transformation Contract (18 Types) 1x 30-day Prestige Pass 1x Daevanion Skill Box (10 Types) 10x Legendary PvE Enchantment Stones 10x Legendary PvP Enchantment Stones 3x Ultimate PvE Enchantment Stones 3x Ultimate PvP Enchantment Stones 5x Stigma Enchantment Stones 250,000,000 Kinah 250 Gold Ingots 4,000 Luna
  8. 11 points
    Hey, You did good. This compensation is good. Thanks. -The not-stupid players
  9. 11 points
    Hello all, During the January 16 maintenance we will be implementing additional changes to the enchanting system to help ease your upgrading process. Have a look below to see what’s changed. First, we’ve moved forward the higher success enchanting rates from the future 6.5 patch to our current version. This means after the maintenance some of your enchanting attempts will have a higher chance to succeed. Secondly, we’ve implemented new morphing recipes to obtain higher tier Enchantment Stones. You’ll be able to convert Ancient and Legendary PvE/PvP enchantment stones into higher tiers using the various required morphing materials found in the Morphing Substances Menu. You’ll find a new item required for these new morphs named Borunerk’s Gem. Obtaining these Gems can be done though purchasing Borunerk’s Coins with Kinah off the Golden Sand Traders. Clicking on one of these coins will remove 20 million experience you’ve gained from your experience bar to yield one Borunerk’s Gem. Also, when you open the Legendary or Ultimate Enchantment Stone bundles received through these new morphing recipes, you’ll have a chance to receive a bonus enchantment stone, or a chance to receive a bonus Ultimate Enchantment Stone when opening the Legendary Enchantment Stone Bundle. Thank you for sharing your feedback and please continue to keep sharing! We hope these changes help you on our Daevic journey.
  10. 11 points
    (also is there any ETA for 6.5?)
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  12. 11 points
    Take this from one of your best customers: 1. Y'all do not know what you are doing with the store, items stripped we use to have access to and now released like it the first time. Stupidity level 10 Solution do your job and give a true Korea store. 2. Discounting individual items, Stupidity level over 9000 Solution: Discount coin, Buy 8,000 get 10,000 3. This event is horrible. Prices are more screwy then TIA Event (Which y'all dropped a nuclear bomb on) Stupidity level Unknowable So high there is no number for it. Solution: STOP CHANGING PRICES! LET KOREA DEVS HANDLE IT ALL< STOP REQUESTING CHANGES>, you don't know what the heck y'all are doing to this game. 4. The gear grind only matters to people that are not already in Ultimate. Since I am, in full ultimate pvp and pve, I am fine, others are not. Solution: You can tackle this two way, First Stones become a standard mob drop, the rate of success is garbage so it isn't like that will hurt anything. Or you can Fix item 1, and MAKE A STORE worth spending money in. 5. IF this was all done on purpose my only conclusion is y'all are trying to kill this game, either by pure ignorance of the actual game we are playing, or poor management decisions. Solution: Poll us more, ask us more questions, forums etc. Or continue doing what you have been doing and well y'all will be searching for new employment. Now General thoughts and concerns. 'all Y'all have created yet another time sink, this one was much worse then anyone before it, Y'all have release a statement that event will be limited do the content. WHAT CONTENT I CAN SOLO ALMOST ALL OF IT! Seriously wake up before your player base quits. Y'all really need to focus on the state of the game, how and why we play this game, and what will keep us playing. Learning what will make us spend money is probably a good plan for the longevity of the game! Also let me clue you ostriches into the world above the sand. The simple fact is there is nothing worth buying on the store, not even Keys for the lock boxes, since the 150 dollars spend on junk, will only net you enough coins to buy one minion, and that minion sells for 500m-1bil, DO THE MATH, have some very basic exercises in house to conduct even the basic understanding of what drives a person to play a game, IT IS REWARDS DUH. I have already stopped playing non siege days to play minecraft, if the state of the game doesn't improve your are looking at the very close sunset of NA Aion. My conclusion is that y'all are destroying the game, store, and community, due to mismanagement, and carelessness. The facts are simple to understand, the affects are instantly seen. This isn't a threat either this time, which is why I choose a public forum instead of bugging y'all in petitions. There is no threat of no more money for y'all, its just simple there isn't anything of value to obtain from the store, short of the transformation scroll, once I obtained Sheba the worth to continue disappeared. Y'all need to wake up now, before it is too late.
  13. 11 points
    Good evening forum users. I read the forum every now and then to check how people are sharing their comments on this patch, on what's wrong about it and on what's good. I shared my comments too, highlighting what, in my opinion, has to be fixed. I can understand that 6.0 has brought a dramatic change in terms of aestethic, general development of characters, skills, removal of hundreds of stuff to introduce a lot more. For this reason I know that there are some mistakes that someone, while "reversing" a game upside down, could make and then battle with to fix them as the community suggest to. But yesterday every limit, has been passed. When 6.0 came, a lot of players have been rewarded with armors / weapons & other accessories as an upgrade from their old sets enchantment. Unfortunately, I was one of the people that got almost nothing from this update, and I had to farm coins and stones to get my Ancient coin set, with Genesis Crystals. At first, I compared the ultimate version of the Genesis Crystal set, to understand which one was fitting better my class (sorcerer). Both of them have the exact same stats: only thing that at first catches your eye is that Inquisitor Set gives you EVASION and a little bit more of MAGIC RESISTANCE (Old Magic Resist), and the Vindicator one PHYSICAL DEFENSE and a little bit less MAGIC RESISTANCE (Old Magic Resist). Since the MR is higher in the first set, unless if you need evasion which is actually 1% of the times and not as sorcerer, I bought the Inquisitor Set. (Jewels, set, wings and weapon). I enchanted almost half of my complete armor and accs & upgraded the weapon to legendary. Then, yesterday while browsing the stats of my character i found out this. Due to a wrong translation during the update, your character does not have anymore a "MAGIC RESISTANCE" stat, but 2 Magic Defenses. The first one is supposed to be the old magic resist (which gives you a little chance of resisting other people attacks) while the second is the old Magic suppression (which reduces 100% probability, the damage of other players). As stated above, due to a SECOND wrong translation, the MAGIC RESISTANCE on the VINDICATOR SET, is actually a MAGIC SUPPRESSION. Said so, since every person in the game, actually has way more M.Acc than before, since the stats have not been clear from the beginning and since I already upgraded almost my whole gear before finding out about this I decided to write a ticket to NCsoft. You can see by yourself what they said to me. I honestly feel fooled and so sorry at the same time to waste my time on a game that doesn't support us in ANY kind of way. This is a CRITICAL error that has been commited during the patch and that just wasted so much of people time, effort and dedication to the game. Now, I want to be clear, I'm not mad at mistakes, because everyone's human and I do understand that applying a patch like this is not easy. I'm mad at this kind of reply: if you make a mistake, then YOU HAVE to fix it. And if you mess up the whole gameplay, like happened in this case, YOU HAVE to do something about it... You can't just reply to people "Sorry, we don't provide this kind of service, have a nice day"! Maybe sharing this with the community, and getting their thought about it will help on this matter, because I think it's CRAZY that I get a feedback like that when submitting a ticket to professional people. Also, I hope that sharing this post will help you to choose the right set, even if translations are messed up. The inquisitor weapon is a right choice, but the rest should be a vindicator in order to suppress the most of magic damage you receive. I have no other words to express my disappointment.
  14. 10 points
    @Cyan @Hime looking at other region of SAME event, we see our huge different on reward https://aionpowerbook.com/powerbook/Item/188072053 Ultimate PvP Enchantment Stone Legendary PvP Enchantment Stone Ancient PvP Enchantment Stone Fighting Spirit Fragment this is just a few. After almost 8 month of patchs we STILL havent got a good event for gear pvp. At begin of patch u said u wouldnt have this kinda event due to how patch works,but most of the p2w players have got their pvp gear full ulti around +10 to +15. While the normal players even with red gear its low enchantment, duo to the lack of content to get it. Could u guys add those to the event? Or add on next event? With a decent prize on npc. Take in mind RU-EU to make those events please. Because lately ours is kinda meh compare to them thank u for ur time
  15. 10 points
    There will be an unscheduled maintenance period today, Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 4:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Time. The game servers will be unavailable for approximately 1 hour. - Changes - An issue with GP gain on the Ereshkigal server during sieges will be fixed. Be sure to follow @AionOps for server updates. Thank you for your patience!
  16. 10 points
    Something like this would be helpful @Cyan. Could we get someone like @Gideon to admit you guys also handled 6.2 poorly and reiterate the solutions with an ETA so we can move on (minus the people who will complain no matter what)? Korea has been sending patches to NA since 2009. One process repeated over and over, for events, patches, hotfixes for the better part of a decade. You might not know the timeline, but I find it hard to believe no one in your office has an ETA on the changes you mentioned. I can't imagine you guys asked NC devs for a patch without any idea of a timeline while your customers are raging and leaving. That doesn't sound reasonable to me. If there's a legitimate reason why "nobody knows", then I'm open to hearing it. You're asking devs to change enchantment rates and loot tables to the current build not reinvent the wheel. Korea is way past 6.5 development, so how much effort does it require combine two things that already exist? If you don't know the ETA, then someone in NCWest management should probably ask. Even if you really don't know the timeline would it be asking too much to get an idea of how long the process normally takes? I know that answer exists.
  17. 10 points
    Dear NCSoft, Back in 2011, I was introduced to AION (1.9 if I can remember) by Co-Workers. I had never played an MMORPG before! Tried WOW but wasn't my cup of tea. I was a 1st Person Shooter. Installed it, grinded to lvl 10, went to Verteron and popped my wings, grinded to LVL 25, entered the Abyss and NEVER TURNED BACK! I remember saying "I CAN FLY" ... then I remember saying "I CAN FLY AND FIGHT!" It was an exhilarating experience for me and 1 I will never forget. Everyone ranted and raved about this MMORPG that included "FLIGHT" and "COMBAT IN FLIGHT" https://www.engadget.com/2009/09/06/everything-aion-flight-101/ http://www.tentonhammer.com/guides/aion-flight-facts https://www.alteredgamer.com/aion/41531-why-daevas-fly-and-flight-mechanics/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aion_(video_game)#Flight https://venturebeat.com/community/2009/10/09/aion-preview/ Now let's Fast Forward to 2018 - 10 Years Later since AION was launched, AION 6.2 - Awakened Legacy The #1 factor that has made this MMORPG different than ANY OTHER MMORPG ON THE MARKET IS - "FLIGHT" - and in the LATEST, MOST RECENT, "LIKE A MONTH AGO" PATCH ... (OTHER THAN DIVINE SIEGE, WHICH ISN'T REALLY A FLIGHT SIEGE IN COMPARISON - THAT ONLY LASTS 1 HOUR ON 1 DAY A WEEK) YOU TAKE "FLIGHT" AWAY? I'm no expert here, well i'm a 20 year marketing expert, but who made the decision to take away the most NICHE INDUSTRY differentiating factor of the game? NCSoft, don't take my word for it, why don't you ask the player community how they feel about Flight in General and Flight Combat. I know if that Survey came across my screen all my answers would lead towards ADDING FLIGHT BACK. We as Daevas have WINGS ... LET US FLY !!! Thank You for your time. "FLYING WHENEVER I GET THE CHANCE TO" Pyxlbomb - DN - "Lumiel 4 Life"
  18. 10 points
    Ok where to start . QUick math with MechEagle , so .... 3 daily quest who give 50 , so 150 by day + prestige 10 every hour for 3 hour so 30 , so basicly 150 + 30 = so 180 everyday , you need 1350 for a bundle , so basicly you need 7.5 days , so 8 days to get 1 bundle . so if you are the underdog faction basicly you cant get the special boss so you only get 1 bundle cause the event last 2 week . so basicly the faction who own the server got all the crafting mats from anomous boss w/e is name ( sorry i dont know is real name cause my faction never kill it ) and now the faction who own server will get extra enchant stone from event boss , and more bundle than losing faction ....... Sound legit !
  19. 10 points
    Let's be real here, ain't nobody gonna sugarcoat the various things that are wrong in the patch. It can be improved, but don't expect any sort of success in the long run if this gets ignored. Transparent Transformation Scrolls → This shouldn't be a luxury. While it's cool to have them in BCM as an optional thing, to have them only in Luna and BCM is an awful move. Those are available in every region for gold ingots in Gold Sand Traders. No one's gonna play the game if they're forced to look like a furry. Increase kinah in quests → This is mostly for new/returning players and I'm sure they're struggling at certain parts. Just because leveling is fast, doesn't mean the gain is as well. I suggest increase that to a higher amount so players don't find themselves stranded or stuck in areas or moments due to lack of kinah. We know kinah isn't tradeable, so increasing it in early levels or quests won't hurt. At all. Shards → I don't understand why this isn't available in GST again. This is part of 6.2 patch, it drops in game, but you can't get it anywhere else (except Luna) which doesn't make sense. Feels like we got 6.0 + bits and pieces of 6.2. Those are available for kinah in GST. Remove cloth/leather/chain/plate restrictions on older gear → I'm mostly talking about gears from 5.8 or earlier (eternal, mythic, etc). While the new grades don't need that, I believe the older ones should have that restriction removed for skin purposes. Allow trading of skins → I'm mainly talking about skins you get at early levels, like Haramel, Bakarma or even Tiamat Stronghold. Those are Common grade items, they don't need to be put on broker, but I suggest they should be account tradeable at least. Remove the restrictions as mentioned on the point above. Increase availability of Transformation Contracts in game → While we all know this is the new hot thing since the Minions in 5.x, again, limiting the availability of this in game will eventually be disastrous in the long run. Minions were so OP in 5.x patch it broke the game, let's not make the same mistake twice. I like the fact we can get an Ancient Transformation Contract from the current event, but I do hope for more possibilities. Decrease Broker fees → Those fees are insane, especially for non-veterans. I suggest either decreasing those fees or bring back the 5.x broker style. Decrease price for inventory expansion + warehouse → Just because things are limited, doesn't mean people won't run out of space. The prices for those are horrendous, and should be put back to the way we had before the patch. Leave your suggestions and let's hope @Cyan can forward this as soon as possible.
  20. 9 points
    There used to be a thread before where people would post skins they wanted in the BCM and sometimes the person in charge of it would actually add some of them. I didn't feel like necro'n the old post so I made a new one. I would like it if some (or all) of these made it into the BCM (or events, tbh): Elroco Hat - [item: 125040235] Eli's Uniform - [item: 110901645] - This was in there before, please re-add it. Eli's Hairstyle - [item: 125045876] Fishing Penguin Hat - [item: 125046002] Roly-poly Festival Hairpin - [item: 125060094] Sunseeker's Beachwear - [item: 110905163] Butterfly Gem Outfit - [item: 110901788] Small Butterfly Wings - [item/112000157] Eastern Gothic - [item: 110901131] Light Follower - [item: 110901770] Light Follower Lace - [item: 112000145] Moonlit Hanbok - [item: 110901732] Punk Rock - [item: 110905125] Striped Ballet Dress - [item: 110900137] Scarlet Waltz Dress - [item: 110000070] Scarlet Waltz Gloves - [item: 111000111] Scarlet Waltz Skirt - [item: 113000071] Scarlet Waltz Drapery - [item: 112000137] Scarlet Waltz Boots - [item: 114000111] Scarlet Waltz Hairpiece - [item: 125046158] Hippo: [item:190120077] The BCM is really lacking. Please do something about it. Thanks.
  21. 9 points
    Hello everyone. We're still having issues with out survey tool and will be sending out the surveys as soon as we can. Additionally, we will be distributing an additional Apocalyptic Ice Gem Chest for every run you did prior to us updating the event. This means if you ran Mirash Sanctum and Cradle of Eternity 2 times each, you'll be getting 4 boxes. Thank you!
  22. 9 points
    There will be a scheduled maintenance Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 6:00 a.m. CDT / 11:00 CET to 10:15 a.m. CDT / 15:15 CEST. The game servers will be unavailable for approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes. Changes Routine website and server maintenance The Shugo Emperor's Vault event will begin. Challenge the Vault to collect coins and prizes until 6/5! You can find more details here. An issue where players of certain ranks were unable to acquire AP will be fixed. We will send a compensation package to affected players by next week’s maintenance. Characters created prior to the launch of Awakened Legacy, on accounts that have logged in since 1/1/2018, will receive a Plastic Surgery ticket in their mail to fix an issue with eye color. This bug affected every character created before maintenance on 10/24/2018. We will be delivering tickets to other affected characters in a future maintenance. GP rewards from Idgel Dome and Illumiel Brawl will be removed. The ability to kick players inside Evergale Canyon will be removed. An issue where transformations added during the Ereshkigal's Wrath update were not able to be acquired via transformation synthesis will be fixed. An issue where players would not be teleported to Sanctum or Pandaemonium during the quests "Frozen Legion" and "Army of Ice," respectively will be fixed. Be sure to follow @AionOps for server updates. Maintenance Images of the Week
  23. 9 points
    What team? And haven't you guys been on holiday this whole time?
  24. 9 points
    Hi there, I've got some answers to some questions here for you guys. If something isn't answered it's likely that we're still in discussion internally. In no particular order... We've discussed the Transformation system feedback with the developers. While the system is largely here to stay, we're working to make the Transparent Transformation Contracts more abundant as well as a few other options with the devs to hide the appearance of a Transformation without using a scroll. We don't have a final confirmation yet but we will let you know when something is more certain. We currently have no plans to adjust the fees for using the Broker but may be slightly adjusted in the future. We're aware that GP gain is at a stand still and it's impossible for new players to achieve the GP set by the higher ranks. We're formulating some plans with the development team but nothing concrete yet. The PvP arena schedule is something we will be looking to adjust as more content becomes available. Item acquisition spam (X Legendary from Frozen Monolith for example) is something we will be requesting from the development team to tweak. We do know that a lot of the Luna items were removed. Some of these items are still strongly desired such as storage cabinets and we're making a request to add those functional items. A Permanent mount is something we will be discussion be added to the game. Feel free to share any suggestions you may have. Kinah being storable in the Warehouse is something we've seen requested quite a bit. We will discuss it with the development team to see if it's possible to have it added. As I said, this isn't a comprehensive list. We're also working on bringing enchantment adjustments as I have stated in prior posts. Continue to share your feedback. Also please don't bump posts for the sake of bumping as it's against the rules here on the forums :p. Thank you.
  25. 9 points
    NC will kill the game. How long until we wait for answers? It's ridiculous what you're doing. We have a community full of people wanting the good of the game and you @Cyan do not give due attention. Average online players have dropped dramatically and what do you guys do? AN EVENT OF RIDICULOUS AND UNUSUAL SHIT. I'M ABANDONING THIS GAME AND I'M SURE THAT A LOT WILL GO ABANDONING TOO, FOR WE KNOW THE END THAT THIS TOTALLY DELETED STAFF WILL TAKE US. Goodbye and good luck to anyone who stays
  26. 9 points
    I know there comes a time in the life of every CM where there's a comment like this, but it does sting a bit to read. I know that the new update has introduced sweeping changes to the game. You have all been very adamant about sharing your dislikes, and likes here on the forums, in game, social media. I think it's wonderful and I encourage you all to keep sharing every bit of feedback that you have. That being said, because a particular subject hasn't been addressed by myself or another member of the team doesn't mean there's something in the works or in the process of happening. We have shared your feedback with the devs and we're currently discussing the best approach. I know there's a lot of questions on the forums currently, and some of them just simply don't have answers yet. For example: when are we adding the Transparent Transformation Scrolls to the Golden Sand Shop? We're working on getting that implemented currently, and for a multitude of reasons sometimes it can't get added right away. This is the same for much of the other pieces of feedback and questions that you all have. As soon as we're confirmed to be getting something out we will let you know. Also, I know traditionally Aion has had a lot of events offering some great (and sometimes not-so-great) rewards. With the recent update we're trying to take a step back and see if there's voids that have traditionally been filled with events and if we're able to better add them organically into the game. Events are not going away however, you will just see a little less of them. We'll be having some more information on this and other things we're working on next week. Thank you, and as I stated above please continue to share every bit of feedback you have.
  27. 8 points
    I cannot believe we are the joke around the Aion community at the moment. We have everything nerfed. We used to make fun of Aion EU for having everything nerfed in the past, people had to make complaints in order for their GMs to bring back the original rewards in instances and other stuff. But 6.2 came and our publishers thought it would be great to reduce us down thinking this would make the game better for us or something! Right now there is nothing better in Aion NA than any Aion in the world, whatever others have, we have it worse! Our transformations have nerfed stats Our transformations have nerfed time Our BCM is more empty than other cash shops (they said they are adding things, they added some but that is so slow, BCM = money for them) Our Gold Sand trader shop is more empty than other publishers Selective retuning takes 1 Luna normally, WE NEED 160 luna (aka 2$) per selective retuning, give 2$ to get a chance to lower that 1 stat, REALLY! Transparent transformation scrolls are 1 NC coin = 20 transformation scrolls EVERYWHERE except us, we used to have them 80 NC coin for 1 scroll, 1$ to look like your char for 4 minutes... now they made it 20 NC coin for 1..., which is ridiculous since our transformations have a nerfed time! We have no skins left anywhere except thsoe few that nobody wants, while other developers are giving their gamers every skin possible in the game to fill up the gap that 6.2 patch made, we get nothing. We are the only Aion that has no events anymore (the ones we get are insulting us) I am sick of people saying "our publishers are only a few and they do not have time to fix this or that"... my question is did they have enough time to screw our game? If I was a new player (and since I am from Europe) I wouldn't even consider NA, it is just that I play here for many many years and I cannot quit everything to start over in another part. ---------- Remember I am not asking you to fix anything, or change something for better, I am asking you to stop touching the game, if you do not care about it, at least let us enjoy the real Aion! I am making this thread because 6.5 is coming, I hope we get the real 6.5 with the official stats, otherwise this game will continue to die a little more every day.
  28. 8 points
  29. 8 points
    I doubt he intentionally did it. Most likely he landed wrong page...
  30. 8 points
    Well I give up. Tired of begging people to fix a game I'm financially supporting. No communication. They have finally convinced me this game is done. How can you not know how to fix your own game? Like the title says. Stick the game up your ass.
  31. 8 points
    A: Characters on Ereshkigal will be able to enjoy the following boosts from today until the day of the merge: +400% XP, +200% Drop, +200% Crafting, and +200% AP A survey with the following items, claimable once per account by level 80 characters. 50x Transformation Contract (62 Types) 1x Ancient Transformation Contract (18 Types) 1x 30-day Prestige Pass 1x Daevanion Skill Box (10 Types) 10x Legendary PvE Enchantment Stones 10x Legendary PvP Enchantment Stones 3x Ultimate PvE Enchantment Stones 3x Ultimate PvP Enchantment Stones 5x Stigma Enchantment Stones 250,000,000 Kinah 250 Gold Ingots 4,000 Luna Really? i played this game for years and when we got the gp reset i only got 234 gold ingots and nothing else, besides there is no market to spend it, now a player from EK will get more gold ingots, 50 transform contracts, prestige pass, 250kk and 4k luna? pff i guess this is all for me, Bye
  32. 8 points
    Superb compensation for 6 month old charcters in a dead server. 0 compensation not even a thank you for veterans that supported the game for years and lost their ranks.
  33. 8 points
    Hello everyone, Due to the recent issues related to Enchantment Rates and Daevanion Marks of Knowledge, you will be receiving items in your mailbox. For any Enchantment Stones used between March 27 and April 3 you will be receiving equivalent stones based on the quantity and type used. For every 25 Ancient PvP/PvE Enchantment Stone used during the affected week, you'll receive 25 of the same Enchantment Stones. This will be rounded up if you used few than 25 Stones. This means if you used 11 Ancient PvP Enchantment Stones you will receive 25 of the same type. If you used 47, you will receive 50. You'll receive 10 Legendary PvP/PvE Enchantment Stones rounded up to the nearest 10. You'll receive 5 Ultimate PvP/PvE Enchantment Stones rounded up to the nearest 5. In addition to this, we will also be sending out 6 Daevanion Marks of Knowledge to every player that purchased at least one Mark last week. If you are eligible to receive these items you will see them in your mailbox by the end of the day Monday, April 8. Thank you.
  34. 8 points
    Dear Daeva Friends & Foe, We hope our message finds you well during this time of great need. The reason we are reaching out is about fostering the Aion community and further game development. To be more specific, there is a vision for the future on Aion, built on our memories and relationships that mean so much to each one of us. That vision involves everyone, from legions, to game staff, solo, RP, and hardcore players; to unite and defeat Ereshkigal, defeat her faster, better, more strongly than we ever have done before. The 6.5 objective: - save the most time, earn the most treasure, and save us from running around not knowing what to do - focus on the people that focus on you THE HOW: - come: to the community stream event - as we write this: leaders of our community have been coming together to host this event - learn: from everyone who will share all that they know DISCORD: AION’S REALM Perma link: https://discord.gg/3HMcfe7 Just in case, secondary link: https://discord.gg/zVFXUD THE WHEN: - Saturday 03/23/2019 - TODAY | 19:30 Server time // 07:30 PM Server time * start gathering after the fortress has gone invulnerable * turn down the Groovy bot if there is music meanwhile - Stream | - Community event GRATEFUL TO: - Intelligence Team - Operations Team - The Brigade Generals - The PVP Kings & Queens - The PVE Kings & Queens - The Content Creators - The Secret Service (official staff) THE URGENT WHY This is an effort to sustain this most precious game, community, and all our relationships and make difference in the gaming world LET US SUPPORT EACH OTHER MORE THAN WE EVER HAVE Because success means nothing if you’re alone. Warmly, with a step in the right direction. As we speak dedicated members of the community are gathering everything they can to make this experience and every experience in the future the absolute best! - please share our appreciation for everyone who is continuing to make this all possible: we are incredibly grateful for: Arcii, Athreo, Heichou, Melchi, Zhyrna, PrinceKuli, ZipZap, Jennie, Patkica, Healgasm, Ravenlore.... STREAMERS: https://www.twitch.tv/princekuli/videos https://www.twitch.tv/ravynlore https://www.twitch.tv/healgasmna List will be updated soon based on participation tonight Please join iZerg radio – starting at 10:30 PM Server time http://izergradio.weebly.com/ Instance and patch links – we will go through some together 🙂 : https://www.aiononline.com/news/ereshkigals-wrath-preview https://aionpowerbook.com/powerbook/6.5_Update#Field_Scramble
  35. 8 points
    While we are on the topic of transparent transformation scrolls, I would like to propose this image for next week's maintenance pictures:
  36. 8 points
    @Cyan @Gideon Make it happen, give your players a reason to spend real money on cosmetics. People of Aion, please take my image and begin a new era of shardposting--I mean, scrollposting. [EDIT: Direct link for the image: https://i.imgur.com/k9WKZ8m.png pass it on]
  37. 8 points
    @Cyan Ditto -- I feel like you all(Whoever is in charge of making changes to Aion's in game problems) are missing an important message from the community about the transparent transformation scroll. Aion has such vivid and creative ways to customize characters. There are SO MANY of us who cannot stand the way the transforms look, and have been communicating this issue to you since the patch released. We don't want to be stuck with them 100% of the time. How do you not realize this is a staple of the Aion experience???? Why is it you cannot put a affordable ('new/average player affordable' not 'real cash shop only player') quality of life improvement like this into the game? We're not buying transparent xform scrolls out of your cash shop--we prefer to spend it on the contracts, costumes, and alternative ways to get kinah. Why is it you(Whoever I am sure its not an individual, and this message is not for one person either) at NCSoft taken this piece of the game away from a majority players and only made it available to those who can afford a scroll that is often ten times the price of the regular scroll, and made it far less accessible to everyone??? I don't know what the Korean player base says about the transforms, but so many do NOT like having to wear the same old xform skins day in and day out. Put your old armor skins you took away from us on the cash shop, allow us to run around in transparent scrolls, and watch your cash flow better! I am constantly explaining to new players they won't be able to enjoy their character customization at all until this is fixed. I am literally embarrassed to introduce my friends to this game on the premise they will have to spend the first part of their gaming experience in Aion as something like a penguin or polar bear. Even the legendary and up are acquired taste and rob the player of being able to be THEMSELVES in appearance. Come onnnnnnnn lets gets some news on this and let us enjoy our toons again the way it was originally designed! All it would take is affordable and readily available transparent transform scrolls! Why why why must we fight so hard for something like this????
  38. 8 points
    I'm going to list all the problems I have encountered that I have noticed so far and comments. They aren't really in any particular order, just as I remember. These will include some previously mentioned hot topics. Please keep the comments G rated. Compensation Gear. I think this is a problem, unfortunately, the only way to fix this is to allow players to catch up. I believe that is the intent of 6.5. Soo, the only thing I have here is can we have 6.5 sooner please? Enchant Rates Rather disheartening and annoying. Again, 6.5 patch thing. Skins I know the focus is on transforms. But I really hate many of the starter set skins (haven't gotten the later ones). I would love to have skins back available. Possible places to get add them include: Luna Craft, Lifekeepers (E)/ Veilbreakers(A), BCM (obv.), crafting, and the GST. Golden Sand Traders Skins Please expand this. Most of the skins there are awful. I believe you have stated you are working on it. I'll be waiting. Golden Sand Traders Shards and Transparent Transform Scrolls A step in the right direction, but as mentioned extensively, these prices are stupid. I am not even interested in either of those, and I still think those prices are dumb. I think this is a relatively easy fix too. I think when you update the Gold bar shop on 12/5 would be a great time to implement these changes (you are updating the shop, right?). GST Shard bundle Asmo character does not have them on the list to buy. Elyos character does (same account, different server). Siege Lag Dunno how much you can do about this. but getting 300 to even 8k+ ping in the US is ridiculous. If you can do something about it, it would be much appreciated so I can fully participate. Glory Points As of right now, glory points are really stunted. I know you guys have done some to fix this, But as stated before, the only progression is through people not meeting the requirement. and it almost seems like that requirement is being at most if not all sieges. I agree that GP should be PVP only, but I think the current gains are not enough. My personal opinion would be to completely reset GP and maybe increase the gain so competition is better. (JFYI not even an officer). Siege Timings I know I'm going to get a lot of flak for "US game. US target", but really, it's more than that. Siege is the only source of conquerors gemstones that I know of and a major source of PvP Enchant stones. It's kinda kneecapping the non-US population in a way, and I bet there is a fair amount of people in that group. It would be worthwhile at looking into modifying siege times and/or occurrences as I think it would benefit a significant portion of the playerbase. Do I think it's easy? No. You have to juggle like 10 timezones at massively different times. I do think it would be worth a try, however. PvP Enchantment Stones The rate of acquisition of Legendary/Ultimate stones is appalling. I don't think I've seen an Ultimate PVP stone yet honestly. I know there is an upgrade exchange coming in 7.0. But that's a long way off. any chance we could get that sooner? Make ancient PvP stones more relevant. Additionally, you could increase the acquisition rate in PvP activities. Dredge Rewards. As much as I like bum-rushing for the stones, I would prefer it to be different so the actual focus is on the instance, not rushing to X for Y reward. My thought is to move the rewards back into completion rewards. Naturally award more for winning. Heck, even make an extra bundle for defeating the captain. My thought is 1 dredge bundle for losing containing 1 random enchant stone bag(contains multiple stones) and maybe a conquerors gemstone, 2 dredge bundles for winning (same contents), and lastly a guaranteed legendary stone bag for killing the dredge captain. The last bag would not be a lootable drop, but again an end of match reward. This is in place of current lootable drop rewards. AP acquisition would stay the same. Crafting Levels 60/160/260 Why is there not a craft for these levels? It makes x40-x80 excruciating nearing x80 (like 12+ crafts per level.) Is this better than 5.8? Yes. Were materials more available in 5.8? Arguably yes. Crafting material availability With bots around, it is harder to get materials now. Plus needing 5 per codex is kinda annoying. Especially when it then takes multiple codex per craft and multiple crafts to proc. Add in the extra price of the scrolls required to craft and it gets expensive fast for not a lot of payoff. Could I request a lowering of materials needed for codex? I understand it's not supposed to be easy, but if you are levelling Aetherforging from 0 it's can take quite a long time. Crafting Stone Disenchanting/Upgrading 2 higher stones for 1 lower stone? really? this should be the other way around or the typical 1:3 ratio we used to have. Crafting Purpose. It seems it's really only for the ultimate placeholder pvp gear and maybe legendary pve gear (until you get instance gear). Can we get more useful crafts that will mean something? Screen Splashes Cubic Lab could be smaller, but is otherwise fine. All the chat and screen splash spam from people getting stuff from instances, plussing and upgrading is annoying though. Especially since it's the ENTIRE server. I don't care what xXProfightsXx or whoever got from IDD today. I'd rather it not pop in front of me, especially since PvP is common in Lakrum. Please? This is similar to the Abyss crap last patch, just less frequent and less prominent. (if your name is xXProfightsXx, I'm not singling you out, I just picked a name) PvP instance timings and entries. More please? I know there are big windows, but with the amount of AP you need to upgrade and to get Fighter Fragments, it would be nice to be able to do PvP instances more. Lifekeeper/Veilbreaker coin requirements. can we get these lowered please? Grabbing the legend wings/bracelet/plume would be nice if it wouldn't take literally months to do. (assuming an average of 10 coins a day, that's 70 days or 10 weeks PER item on average). Ultimate Kibrium availability I don't know how often the World Legendary Boss spawns, but I've only seen it once and I don't remember when. It does award a fair amount of Kibrium for defeating it, but considering both factions are fighting for it, it would be nice to have a second way to obtain it (luna dice doesn't count). Oh, and don't put it in high end instances, that would defeat the purpose. Luna Weekly might be a good spot to put it. Something to consider. Minium For those that have Grade A or B minions, I feel like lower grade minium is basically useless. Considering you can get B grades from instances, upgrading C grades is...kinda useless in my opinion. I would like to see if we could get an upgrade exchange. As for rates... not entirely sure. maybe 10:1? Guestblooms Make guestblooms available again. I wouldn't think it would be too hard to reimplement the vendors (since some still exist) and update the rewards from the Guestblooms. Housing Item Availability As has been mentioned, previously available housing items have disappeared with the patch. It would be nice to be able to get them again. Kinah is fine. Petals is only fine if you fix getting guestblooms. Teleporting to Lakrum Why is the house port only one way? I would also like to have the Academy port be both ways again too. Eye bug. Would be nice to have this fixed. I understand you are working on it. Just don't make it an NCSoon™ please. Invisible Walls/Terrain Glitches There are glitches in the terrain that cause seemingly nothing to act as if it is an invisible wall until you jump over it. The most annoying is the Lakrum teleport pad elyos side. I have encountered this in the Temple of Records once or twice as well. Super Saiyan Idle Animation. (IDK what it's actually called) Firstly, the base animated stance looks like the character is trying to poop. Hilarious in a way. Secondly, holy nyerk is it annoying. Especially when there are multiple people on the screen that have it. At a minimum can you make it NOT shake my ENTIRE screen? Thanks! I'd appreciate not having the glow/whatever have such a large footprint as well. Lakrum Mob Availability I believe the spawn rate was increased already, but it's still pretty bad in some parts. As I have mentioned elsewhere, I would be agreeable to a small increase in density of mobs or an additional increase in spawn rate. Luna Rewards are still wrong. Luna Blessing was removed a while ago.. Mount Availability Being able to get permanents without going through the Luna Dice roll/BCM would be nice. Things not saving to skill bars Namely pets and minions, but I have been having issues with things not saving when I move them or put them into my skills bars. Will add as I find more. Do I expect these all to be fixed? Nope. But I can at least bring them up. Also @Cyan, have you considered starting an FAQ of sorts?
  39. 8 points
    Do you think it's getting old because you have a naturally negative disposition or because the issues you're tired of reading are never addressed and people constantly bring it up because they're valid? I don't know if you've noticed, but it is a very high % of the community that is unhappy. How many threads do you see praising or complimenting the patch/management compared to negative? Could it be for a reason? Is there some way we could apply some kind of thought process element to this as we analyze it, perhaps something like logical thinking? It does sound like you go home and drink yourself silly a lot.
  40. 8 points
    we don't want it lowered we want the original prices lmao
  41. 8 points
    Kinah should be storable in your account warehouse. That way it can be accessible to all your OWN toons. I don't think it's fair that we have to use the Brokers to move our own Kinah in between our own characters. I get why the parameters of trading Kinah were changed because of the gold sellers but why do we have to suffer for their stupidity. Especially if you want to make a new toon and be able to obtain items through the Sands Marketplace and or other NPC items.
  42. 8 points
    Hello all, First off, I would like to thank you for bringing light to this issue. Second, we would like to inform you that the item in question has been removed from the player. We have also checked the servers to ensure that no other player has received any of these items, and this was the only instance of it. This was not a situation of our GMs handing out items to friends and family; it was an error made that shouldn't have been made in the first place. To be absolutely clear, this was not an issue made by Cyan. It is never our attempt to "pull a fast one" as we all know the Aion community is well-established and well-informed on the general happenings. We thank you for your vigilance.
  43. 8 points
    Let me preface this post by saying that I've been playing Aion since launch in 2009, some of you may know me as "Blackie" or "VitaminSB" from Azphel > Zikel > Tiamat. I have loved and hated the game for almost a decade. That also means I've seen the ups and downs the game has gone through. To keep things short, 6.2 has rekindled my interest in the game as well as many of my friends. Look, NCSOFT, we are willing to spend money to support the game, but do not destroy the last hope for Aion by being this greedy. I'm going to post a few suggestions for changes, some urgent, and some minor, that will 100% help Aion stay alive longer and profit YOU more. For anyone else reading this post, feel free to discuss. 1. Kinah incoming rates are way too low. Sure, people have saved up billions of kinah before the update, and have the resources to buy all the crafting materials and enchantment stones, etc... But for ANY healthy economy in a game, the INCOMING rate of kinah MUST be equal or higher than the OUTGOING rate of kinah. Sure, I can make 100m a day farming mobs for manastones, crafting materials, etc... But for the players buying my items on the broker (which has insane tax rates, more on this later), where is their money coming from? There is NO way of generating money in this game except grinding. After 3 hours of grinding non-stop, I generated 2.1m from vendor items. My items are selling on the broker for a good amount, but eventually the people who have saved up a fortune will also run out of money. 2. Tax rates on the broker are way too high. A ~12.5% tax rate, while good for taking kinah out of the economy, is not sustainable. If you want to keep the rates higher than 10%, at least make it so LISTING the item is not so expensive. 3. Transparent Transformation Scrolls CANNOT be sold at $1.00 USD a pop. The vast majority of players want to look like the character they created and spent money on costumes for. What is the logic in spending lots of money on making your character look good if you can't look like that? My suggestion: Sell a permanent Transparent Transformation Scroll for let's say, $10.00 or $15.00, and let us toggle on or off whether we want our scrolls to give us transparent transformations. I GUARANTEE you 70%, 80% of the players who are serious about Aion will buy that item. But as it stands, no one is going to buy Transparent Transformation Scrolls at $1.00/4 minutes or $1.00/6 minutes ($15 or $10 PER HOUR). Doing this will also boost your costume sales on the BCM. 4. Transformation Contracts are unreasonably hard to get. I paid for prestige and 35 transformation scrolls and got 1 Ancient Transformation out of it. Based on how hard and rare good transformations are, I rerolled a different toon because I could not use the transformation on my Sorcerer. My friend paid $50 for 35 and did not get a single Ancient Transformation. Another friend paid $100 and got the free Ancient + 3 more. So based on our small sample size, it seems like the chance to get an Ancient transformation is roughly 1 in 35-40. At the current rate of how these contracts are going for free to play players, they will need to play ON AVERAGE half a year to get an ancient transformation. That is absurdly poor design as it is absolutely imperative to have a transformation to be able to compete. Based on my points in #1 and #2, it seems you guys want to create kinah sinks and take money out of the hands of rich players. Why not make Transformation Contracts cost kinah OR Money? Depending on different servers' economy, 20-25mil per contract, if you must, limit it to 10 contracts a week. Players will play your game for longer periods of time to grind kinah to buy these contracts and the servers will maintain healthy populations. You can still make a ton of money from people who would rather save time and just buy these contracts with RL money. Look, it just really feels bad seeing people who have been super excited for 6.2 for months quit after a week because they have come to realize that they are utterly useless unless they are willing to spend a ton of money. 5. Enchantment stones are TOO hard to obtain. I make this point after making a few assumptions: The 10x Ancient PvP Enchantment stones quest on each artifact is a non-weekly, non-repeatable quest. Also, I have not found a reliable way to obtain more than 2-4 Legendary+ PvP Enchantment stones a day. Suggestion: Put an NPC in town that sells PvP Enchantment stones for AP. At the current rates of AP gain, which is about 500k-2million a day depending on sieges, dredge and IDL win/loss, a FAIR price would be say, 100k AP Per Ancient PvP Enchantment stone, 300k AP Per Legendary PvP Enchantment stone, and 800k AP Per Ultimate PvP Enchantment stone. Sure, some people may have 30, 40million AP saved up, but they also could have had hundreds of Tempering solutions saved up. This will help dilute AP totals on players who have played a long time but at the same time help them have something to spend AP on. AP has always had meaning other than a supplemental currency for crafting gear. 6. AP gain in PvP need to be increased. What is the real point of having siege give 600k AP, dredge give 380k AP for a win, etc... when in PvP I get 1-3k for a solo kill on a player? I would at least double the AP gain in PvP to be in line with points made in #5. This would still mean I need to PvP constantly and play the game for many hours to get 1 or 2 PvP Enchantment stones. Isn't the point of the game to play it? What burnt me out from Aion in the first place was all these dailies and weeklies that must be done, and then you have nothing to do afterwards. World PvPing to grind for PvP Enchantment stones would be a GREAT addition to stimulate the health, population, and activity of the servers. 7. Damage values are very weird. I understand being under geared. But the difference between a few pieces of gear is the difference between doing 50 damage or 10,000 damage is very confusing and counter-intuitive. I don't have any suggestions for this point, but would like some discussion with how you guys have been experiencing this. Sometimes someone who has better gear can tank 20 players and in some cases, kill them all. You could never have done this back in the golden days of Aion. Sure, there's power creep and such, which is completely fine. But you have to draw a line between making a player a GOD and creating a balanced and competitive environment. We, the players, want to compete with our skill, not our wallets. This is a topic for a whole other discussion but I just wanted to bring it up to see what others think. NCWEST, you should really take some lessons from the cash shops of very successful games like Path of Exile, Dota 2, etc... I'm not suggesting turning the cash shop into a purely cosmetic and quality of life shop. But really take a step back and think this: Would YOU buy this item from the cash shop? Cater to the playerbase, not your wallets, and your wallets will indirectly get fat. If you can do a few or all of these suggestions, the game will be exponentially more fun.
  44. 8 points
    TBH, the deeper I delve into 6.2, the more scammish the entire game feels. Its designed from the ground up, (far more than its predecessor), to force you to nickle and dime your way through the game. Its basically a mobile game now. The simplistic leveling path. The adverts to buy luna everytime you step into a dungeon. The buy-to-actually-see your created character and not some random ugly arse illusion ploy. (Illusions which btw, if you dont use, you'll be forced to endure the slowest walk/run speed in MMO history.) The multiple and quite redundant sheer number of "currencies" required. (Ingots, whats the point again?) (Oh, while we're at it, why should I buy high priced costumes now when I'd also have to pay to actually see them and not some furry costume instead?) Despite their claims that they simply, "wanted to get back to basics", this isn't the Aion I fell for back in 2009, Not even close. This is some sort of amalgamation of every conceivable money scam NCSofts ever developed all wrapped around an easily recognizable game with a dedicated core. In other words, Aion now feels like a comprehensive experiment in greed and we're the guinea pigs.
  45. 7 points
    This is gonna upset a LOT of people
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  48. 7 points
    We have said it so many times so far, that BCM items should be brokerable, there are people willing to spend ingame money for transformation contracts for example, but can't, while there are people willing to buy transformation contracts from BCM and then put them in broker. NCSoft will be selling more People who can spend more real money for ingame currency would buy more items to put them in broker And free to play players can buy everything they want with extra work to get the kinah needed. Everyone wins and most importantly the game doesn't die out.
  49. 7 points
    To address some questions before they're asked: Next week's maintenance will include the 6.5 enchantment rate improvements. Shard's pricing in the Golden Sand Traders will be lowered soon (either next maintenance or the one after). Additional enchantment system improvements will be coming shortly. We have additional changes coming outside of this including another event this month but will share details as they are more finalized. Thank you.
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