Aion Entices Returning Players and Resolves Manastones Issue

Michael Byrne
By Michael Byrne, Editor in Chief Posted:


In an interview with Assistant Product Manager, Sean Orlikowski, is reporting that a few changes are in store for NCSoft's Aion, including some changes that players have been clamoring to have made for years.

On January 28th, Aion will be adding special instances called "Abbeys." Each race will have their own Abbey and these specific instances are reserved for returning players that haven't logged in within the last 30 days. These zones are aimed at providing boosts and quests to players above level 46 to push them to max level and endgame content quickly. You'll be able to access the zones at level 10, but you'll have to do some leveling before the quests portion opens up. Existing players can also get bonuses for playing in these instances if a returning player is part of their party.

The manasocket system is also receiving a change that Aion players have wanted for a LONG time. Previously socketed stones will no longer break if the socket you're trying to complete fails. Only the currently used stone will break. The enchantement system gets a new feature, too. You can now enchant your gear beyond a +15 modifier to the new cap of...unlimited! Feeling lucky? Then your +40 bonus is actually possible.

Check out the full interview linked above for all the finer points of each change.

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Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne, Editor in Chief

Mike “Magicman” Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site’s current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous gaming websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

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Discussion (12)

zzz 8 years ago
Pooo, this crap is still alive wow, i wana see nerds who playing this generic asian crap

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Sir Jaxxy 8 years ago
My only issue with Aion is NCSoft’s video policy. I would get back into playing Aion in a heartbeat if I knew my videos were not going to get content ID when I monetize them!

Baium 8 years ago
Aion ? Oh please its soooo old , we need something new . I don't wanna return to a game that I won it already . We need new games not MMO type of , there all doomed : Aion , Tera , ArcheAge etc .....all failed games !

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Kess 8 years ago
I can smell the enchantment abuse already. It caters to those who have money to spend and infinite patience.

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