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Aion patch 2.0 video from the Korean press conference

Information and media from the recently announced Aion patch 1.9 is starting to pour in. Massively.com found this video from the big press conference that was held in Korea and it showcases not only the 1.9 changes, but beyond, into the Aion 2.0 content. There are improvements to the gliding across vast distances as well as new bosses. Graphics engine seems to be better as well.

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How to obtain Aion Blue Inferno sword

Welcome to another Aion guide about blue rewards and unusual quests. This time you don’t have to kill bosses, you don’t need a group and surprisingly you don’t have to grind (at least not too much). I hope these information have attracted your attention.

Inferno sword is a guest reward from the quest Flame Sword. It’s Elyos quest level 37 that starts in Sanctum. This quest is the last part of the quest chain:

  1. Fire Sword
  2. Fire Feather
  3. Flame Sword

An interesting point in this quest chain is an item Fire Sword. This item is a drop from Eltnen mobs Mottled Basilisk and Dried Gnarl (this is the grind part ~2hours). Usually, this item ends up as vendor trash or enchantment stone. The main reason for this is a fact that no one tells you that Fire Sword is a quest starting item...

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Firefox Personas and Aion themes

If you are using Firefox, you have probably noticed that recently a new feature was released – Personas. Basically, Personas are easy-to-use themes that let you personalize the look of your Firefox – header and footer. When you install the plugin you can use any Persona from the gallery (they are all free to use).

Making your own persona is very simple, and I couldn’t resist making a few for Aion Life. You can actually find several “Aion theme” personas on getpersonas.com.

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Upcoming Aion Double Experience Weekend March 26th

Ready for another Double Experience Weekend? If you said “No”, congratulations on level 50! For everyone else, it’s time to once again stock up on food and caffeinated beverages in preparation for a weekend without sleep. This Friday, March 26th, at 8 p.m. GMT, we will enable double experience. The experience bonus will run through the weekend before ending on Monday at 8 a.m. GMT.

Enjoy!

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Aion patch 2.0 goes live in Korea

We are getting our own test servers today (as announced by this news post), while at the same time Korean Public test Servers are seeing the release of the much anticipated Aion version 2.0. The patch notes are 38 pages long! Western team is working diligently on translating these into English, French and German and we should see the release of these in the next few days (early next week is the time line we are looking at here). We’ll let you know as soon as we have the news. Things are picking up in Aion and the upcoming months look to be rather exciting.

What we know of the patch is that it will bring:

  • Level cap 55
  • New Balaur Zones
  • Pet System
  • New flying/gliding mechanics
  • New Fortress
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Public Test Server is available

It has been announced on the official site that you can start accessing the PTS (Public Test Server) that will have beta versions of the game running. The official FAQ can be found on the official forums and here are the most important things you need to know.

To run the game so it accesses the new PTS you must do one of the following:

Method 1: Duplication of Already Existing Installation

  1. Browse to the Aion installation directory on your local hard drive.
  2. Copy the folder and paste it into the same location (for example, “C:/Program Files/NCsoft/”).
  3. Rename the new folder to AionPTS. The name must be changed to exactly “AionPTS” for the copy to work.
  4. Boot up the NCsoft launcher...
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30% more XP on the Public Test Server

public test server comparison to regular server

We jumped right into the newly opened Aion Public Test Server and the XP increase compared to the regular client seems to be 30%. At least on the first levels. We’ll try and officially confirm this.

Also, when trying to create the copy of the PTS client we ran into some difficulties although we followed the instructions for manual installation. I have Aion installed in non default directory (D:\Aion2) and when I copied this directory into D:\ and renamed it (so the new directory is called D:\AionPTS), as the instructions suggested, the NCSoft launcher still didn’t recognize the PTS installation.

I created a folder named AionPTS in C:/Program Files/NCsoft/ and copied the files there. The launcher recognized it then and things went smooth from there on.

Also, I noticed in the official...

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