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  1. Skin Farming in 7.0

    There is another way to get skins that I haven't seen mentioned in this post. There are a NPCs that drop exactly one armor item every kill, subject to a <10 level difference. With a respawn time of usually 5 minutes, you seem to get much more useful loot per unit time than going after regular drops. Each kill yields a cloth, leather, chain, or plate item, so you have a 25% chance of getting something useful to your class. You either get a piece of armor or a weapon. I've set up groups all controlled with me where one character gets the, say, leather and another gets the cloth. This doubles the class-relevant loot per unit time. I ran into Gallium and one of his/her friends and we ended up with a group with three classes covered. These NPCs seem to have five white dots, they are not elite, and the tend to be in conspicuous places (usually walking down the main path in a region). About half are "preemptive strike." You probably knew all this. But let me be useful by posting my list of these NPCs. There must be quite a few others. It would be interesting to have other people contribute to the list. Use Google to find out where they are. Adapter Kermio, L73, Conqueror Scotch Bonnet Bartul, L65, Heartwave Zephyrwing Klare, L60, Heartwave Kyang Redmane, L55, Aegis Amalen the Forlorn, L40, (I didn't record the type) Stormwings Dugolle, L40, Tempest (multiple channels in this region) Blade Captain Gauri, L35, Squall (multiple channels in this region) Mob outside of Haramel, L10. (I didn't record the type; there are five channels)
  2. Skin Farming in 7.0

    I think I can explain, but there are a lot of cases. In a 1-1 toon kills NPC, the amount of loot depends on the difference in levels. Full loot up to about a difference of 7 then reducing loot, with a difference of 10 or more being no loot. So a L30 player killing a L20 NPC never gets loot. If a member of a group kills an NPC, then the loot depends on the highest level member of the group, but not counting the mentor. So an L80 mentor + L30 + L20 will get the same loot as a L30 1-1 kill. Now, Vantheria has a more complex explanation of what happens if you wait to the last 30 seconds or so before the dead character goes away. In this case, sometimes a player not in the group that killed the NPC can collect the loot. However, as far as I know, a player out of the group cannot collect loot that wasn't there in the first place, which is what I explained in this post before this paragraph. Good question.
  3. I need some explanations on my healing skills.

    Yeah, they made the optional Sacrificial Power a passive skill, which can't be turned off, as mentioned. When I'm soloing, I activate Amplification and Blessed Shield before the heal. The first two skills offer a lot of MP recovery but also 1100 and 500 healing boost. So the first two skills reverse the undesired effect of Sacrificial Power and give you 10 seconds to heal. The changes didn't seem to serve a purpose.
  4. Weekly Server Maintenance - February 19, 2020

    So where is Amorinerk, the NPC that exchanges chocolate hearts?
  5. Jumped Character Missing things

    I read this thread and decided to see what a new player could do after an L80 jump--but not using the Reisel set, because that sounds like cheating. So I made a L80 Gunslinger. She turned up in Lakrum in just panties. While the Gunslinger has all the skills, none of them work without a weapon (pistol or aethercannon). A new player can get a 7-day trial of the prestige pass. Prestige enables Atreian Passport, which gives a million kinah on the first day. The kinah lets you get around, but isn't enough to buy gear or stigma stones. Now there's a puzzle about how to "bootstrap" the gear, because I don't think you can kill anything in Lakrum with just fists. There are Prestige quests, and I ended up getting three, Aetherogenetics Lab, Kromede's trial, and Fire temple. Kromede's trial was first. Silver Blade Rotan is obtained inside, which served as my one and only weapon. I've done Kromede's trail many times, but it never occurred to me that you kill the bosses with only panties as armor and with just Rotan as a weapon. Anyway, it works, and the final boss gives a Gunslinger the choice of a pistol or aethercannon (I got the latter). Most Gunslinger skills require dual pistols, which I got courtesy of prestige quests for RM-86C (or some name like that) and soloing Fire Temple, in panties, equipped with just an L10 aethercannon. I then went to Cygnea and discovered an L80 Gunslinger in panties with L10 and L20 pistols and an L10 aethercannon can kill just about anything. The kills aren't very fast, though. This lets you pick up armor so you don't look stupid. That's as far as I got. Bastion of Souls might be a next step. The last boss might be tough, and you have to kill it to get any type of credible armor. Another possibility is the Pandora armor, but it takes several weeks to develop gathering skill and then collect enough tokens--which have a weekly limit. I still think the Reisel armor is cheating. Other classes might have a different strategy.
  6. Skin Farming in 7.0

    I found a way to get Conqueror's armor, at least in one race. See cloth set below. It's apparently a general drop in Cygnia, which would require more time than I'm willing to spend. However, there's a named monster called Adapter Kremio that drops one piece each time you kill him, with a 5 minute respawn. With a bit of trying, I came up with the method in the second image. If you put a Spiritmaster and its spirit right in front of Kremio's spawn point, as below, Kremio will take a couple steps and start a fight with either the Spiritmaster or spirit. The spirit will come to the defense of the Spiritmaster and kill Kremio. If you have an auto-looting pet, the setup will drop a piece of armor in your inventory every 5 1/2 minutes or so. So you set it up as shown and then go AFK for an hour or two. You come back to your inventory filled mostly with Conqueror gear, but some other drops as well. Delete the stuff you're not interested in and go AFK again. You can get a complete set in a day. This method depends on the spirit being able to kill the mob, which either requires a strong spirit (78 in this case) or a weak mob (Kremio is 73). However, the bump up to the new armor in Lakrum helps a lot.
  7. No, not "per account." It says "Staying logged in for 30 minutes will grant one hammer, with up to 6 earned per account per day." It looks like each of the standard maximum of 8 characters per account can spend 3 hours AFK getting hammers. So you can spend 24 hours per day getting hammers.
  8. Does Anyone Even work here anymore?

    Well, I can kind of imagine Cyan's thought process. Cyan hangs up his stocking, puts milk and cookies out for Rudolph, and gets ready for bed on Christmas Eve. Then he remembers Aion (my apologies if Cyan is not a he) and how he hasn't logged in and written the mail for tomorrow morning, but he thinks about the ungrateful complainers on the forum and says to himself "nah, it'd spoil the spirit of Christmas, so I'm going to bed."
  9. Snowball Event Rewards Gacha Probabilties

    I mentioned something about this before. In past years it seemed the BCM and in-game snowballs were the same, but the probabilities differed by server and race.
  10. Snowball Event Rewards Gacha Probabilties

    I did this a few years back. What I discovered is that the probabilities varied by server and race. Apparently, NCSOFT can pump money into servers that need it while controlling inflation on servers that have more active economies. Can you figure out if this is occurring this year?
  11. Zombie AFK jumping fest.

    The problem I have with the jumping characters is that they are so unimaginative. I've found better ways to "rich" in Aion in recent years, but: (a) I think you can have the character sit down, then put a weight on the spacebar. This prevents the inactivity timeout without the jumping. (b) Keys besides spacebar prevent inactivity timeout with the character standing still. Keyboards vary, but I recall something like putting a weight on the insert key on the numeric keypad works. Probably other keys.
  12. Skin Farming in 7.0

    Vantheria: That was a really thoughtful post.
  13. Weekly Server Maintenance - October 9, 2019

    I had a related problem, up higher in this thread. Yeah, there is a problem with the Pandora gear. Cyan, please add to the problem list. It's not going to be hard to fix, but needs to be addressed.
  14. Weekly Server Maintenance - October 9, 2019

    I have a problem with the new Pandora gear, I think. I have a cleric that got the Pandora ultimate gear some time ago. For example, it's wearing an Ultimate Pandora Mystic Hauberk. When I look over what Pector offers for exchange, the only chain Hauberk is the Ultimate Divine Pandora Hauberk. However, this Hauberk is for physical players and has physical attack stats, but no magical attack stats. I didn't actually do all the quests in the last couple hours, but at the moment I think the Pandora gear will be unsuitable for some classes. But maybe I'm not understanding something.
  15. Pin me baby one more time

    Yes, the problem is still there. It did seem to go away for a week, but I'm not sure. The effect seems different now. Now when I enter the PIN (in character selection), the mouse clicks "bounce," meaning that one click may produce 2 or 3 or 10 character entries. Sometimes just one. So if I watch the eight boxes carefully, I can delete the extra clicks and log in pretty reliably. This is different than a few weeks ago. Back then, I'd click the mouse and it'd say that I was locked out and the client would exit. I wasn't actually locked out, because I could restart the client and try again. The previous problem could have had the same root cause: My one click back then "bounced" dozens of times making the system think I'd entered the wrong PIN many times.