Kubei-DN Posted September 17, 2018 Share Posted September 17, 2018 I thought I'd make a small guide for the next upcoming patch because there still seem to remain various misconceptions and misunderstanding what's coming. The next patch is approx. a month away. I'll share my personal opinion at the end (and please, let's stay civil and respectful) ONTO THE GUIDE! There's a couple of things to do on a daily/weekly basis. Do your Luna instances, because NCWest will modify the drops and items obtainable in it. Run instances. Cradle of Eternity is 3-man and it feels like a boss rush mode, you can practically solo it if you get a slightly better gear. Both CoE and Mirash drop a better version of Ancient grade gear, in which you use it to get better gear at Frozen Monolith and so on. Loot everything, sell everything. The gears you get as drop in instances are both skins and can be sold to NPC for kinah. Some of them can give up to 2-3m kinah (FM) and around 900k from Mirash/Coe. The availability of Stigmas in 6.2 is just as bad as in 5.1 when inert stigmas were removed. Farm them now. Mirash sometimes drops a bundle and it's still a random for your class. Stigmas can be obtained from an NPC near the entrance to Crucible Spire (still random). Do the Lakrum camps and quests near the Fortress. They're easy and fast, and you get a specific item that you use to buy better PvP gear, which then you also use to purify to the next grade. Doing PvP instances gives you PvP stuff. PvE instances give PvE stuff. If you have Aetherforging maxed or at a certain level, you can farm mats in the open world to craft your other PvE or PvP gear. They're second best in game as of 6.2. Things to remember This patch will not be for everyone. It has a lot of pros and cons. Because games are mostly subjective, I suggest you try it yourself and then decide whether it's worth your time or not. If you have Kinah stored in your warehouse or legion warehouse, move it to your mains. Otherwise, that thing goes poof forever. All of your transformations are account shared. Lakrum is a zerg fest 24/7 but I found it fun nonetheless. Crucible Spire is different. Instead of getting rewards every floor, you get a Coin you use to buy stuff from an NPC. The more floors you do, the more coins you get. Luna Daily is a bit bugged (as on EU PTS), if you're above level 75+, you might not get the drop from the fatty for your quest. You still get the bundle depending on your rank. You cannot level past 55 unless you do campaign. As a matter of fact, you can twink if you wish. Beshmundir Temple is a daily entry and resets everyday. It drops Legendary grade gear, however it's only PvE. See: https://aionpowerbook.com/powerbook/Legendary_Beshmundir_Set Beshmundir's Temple can be accessed both via Silentera Canyon and Cygnea/Enshar. There's still rifts appearing between Inggison/Gelkmaros and Cygnea/Enshar. Just like on level 55, you can't level past 75 unless you do campaign. Because you have a gift box on level 75, it gifts you a beginner's PvP set. Yes, that's right, you can use it and PvP with rifting if you're into that. It is true that melee classes have slow attack speed, but that's redeemed a bit in later levels. Weapons can be retuned to have attack speed too. People say assassin is nerfed in 6.2, but if you know your class, it's still good. (Besides, they're getting buffed in 6.5) Let's talk about Aion EU PTS (Public Test Server) of 6.2. Unfortunately I won't be able to keep playing it mainly due to IRL stuff and SFT taking all my time, however, I thought I'd make few points here and there, regarding the differences between EU and KR. Just heads up, this is my experience so far. Transformation contracts in their cash shop are 2x or 3x more expensive compared to Korea's. EU seems to have nerfed the Shugo that drops Daevanion Skill Books in instances. People said it rarely appears, and if it does, it does not drop anything. In Korea, 8/10 times, the Shugo appears and drops something. EU's chances to get a better grade in transformation contracts is much lower. Out of around 200-300 contracts, I got a couple of greens and only 1 single Ancient grade (yellow). Legendary grades (purple) are near impossible. In Korea at the beginning of their patch, you could get around 3-5 free transformation contracts from their Quna shop and a couple of those normal transformation scrolls (that allow you to transform into those things). This lasted for a around 2-3 weeks I suppose as a welcoming gift. EU has nerfed the Gift Box you receive from an NPC in Sanctum/Pandaemonium. In Korea, you could receive a 24 hour Plastic Surgery Ticket, but I received none of that on EU (along with other things). Still not sure whether this was a bug or intentional. The Quna shop in Korea has a huge variety of skins and other goodies, EU's shop none of that (but I suppose because it's PTS). At any rate, Quna is Korea-exclusive and I doubt we will get it here. In EU, just like in Korea, you can re-tune your items with kinah for random stats. However, EU has also "Selective re-identification" in which you use Luna to apply higher stats to your gear. I haven't really seen this in Korea. In EU, you will receive 40 Luna for free for each time you activate a Gold Pack, which seems reasonable enough, but this is just another pit to sink your money in. Now for pros/cons and things I like or dislike about this patch. I don't like the fact your class is limited from certain gear. For example, as Chain user, you still could wear leather or cloth as of 5.8. This was great for skins and such, but that is removed (for all classes) and chain users are forced to use chain, plates to plates and so on. I personally don't like the transformations, and I hope NCWest considers giving a lot of transparency scrolls for that matter. In Korea they don't care because their toons are chibi and they find it cute all the time. Character look/skins > transformations for me all the way. I hate that they removed the older maps and so many quests. Exploration is a great thing and always a fun challenge. Just because leveling is very fast, doesn't mean it's better. Sometimes you don't feel any satisfaction for completing something hard, in fact, everything feels waaay too easy, at least to my tastes. It seems NCSOFT is trying to copy TERA or Black Desert Online in a way, everything is happening at the end-game and that's the main focus as for now. You're just rushing through the instances and quests like crazy. Feels like the main focus of 6.x is just PvP. Sieges are late, and I'm guessing they'll stay similar in NA, which is highly unfortunate. I wish NCWest would adjust it better for all the folks who live in EU/SEA. As I said before, games are mostly subjective, and same goes for Aion. Not many will like it and I know many will leave it. I personally enjoyed it just as I did back in January in Aion Korea. I said it before and many times, and I'll say it again. Unless NCWest pulls itself together, no patch will save NA version. We need a dedicated team just for Aion otherwise 6.2 will fail. This is it for now, I'll edit my post once I remind myself of other things that I forgot about. Cheers. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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