Posts tagged with 'Aion'

Aion Day 2 (still in headstart)

  • Posted on September 22, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Aion Level 17Aion Ardus Shrine Level 17
Dio and I made it a good chunk of the way through level 17 last night (left). I think we might have made it further but we hit a lull in quests and the leveling rate slowed a bit. We ended back up at Ardus Shrine (right) which we spent a lot of time doing coin quests while playing Chinese Aion. While I feel burned out just being at the shrine after the grind in Chinese Aion, we didn’t need to do nearly as many turn ins in order to get to the point where we had quests available again.

We also worked on crafting a little bit. I’m leveling armor smithing and he’s leveling weapon smithing. I am taking notes atm and am considering making a guide to leveling armor smithing. Right now I learned that while you can save money using the level 1 work order to reach level 40 you do so at the cost of time and lost chances of better patterns and it isn’t seeming worth it.

Tip: Beware Bubblegut
The other tip I have for people so far is to watch out for Bubblegut. He is a named slime hiding among a bunch of slimes in a pond. Last night I saw a bunch of people pull him and die. I don’t know if they mistook him for just another slime or if they failed to read the quest which explains that he has a protective shield that makes him near if not impossible to solo and a Slow process for a party. Since your quest giver is in the know, he provides you with 2 vials that remove the shielding and make him soloable. You get 2 vials because he recasts the shield if you drag him out of the water or the minute you aggro him (so you can’t use the vial then pull). The quest giver will also give you more vials if you use up the ones you start with.
Aion Bubblegut
Pictured above is the inspiration for this tip. Dio tried to explain to them about the vials since it took us less than a minute to kill him. However, this group spent over 15 minutes to kill him through the shield just to give you an idea how much harder he is without the vials.

Aion’s Live for those with a Pre-Order

  • Posted on September 21, 2009 at 8:03 am

Aion Level 15
After yesterday, Diomedes and I are level 15. We had to catch some sleep and stop around midnight because we both had work today. If it wasn’t for my new job, we would have taken the week off. We want to get as much of a head start as possible before the servers open up to everyone. If you are looking to catch up with us in game we rolled on Siel as Elyos. We were lucky to reserve our names in time to get Philomela and Dio for our cleric and gladiator.

Aion Beta & Dueling

  • Posted on July 20, 2009 at 12:41 pm

We have pre-ordered Aion which has let us get into the NA betas. We have primarily been checking out races and classes so that we know what to role at launch. So far I have settled on a Cleric which is the primary healing class since the game’s focus (or at least my focus in game) will be PvP. Having also played the other branch of the priest class, the chanter, I know that they are pretty much it for heals as the more ret pally off shoot heals as well as say a ret pally. Dio is still up in the air on the class issue and we haven’t picked sides (Elyos vs. Asmodians) as of yet even though we have rolled at least a lvl 13 on each side.

We did take a leveling break for a few hours and started a whole dueling arena going in one of the towns. I was amused when another player, who dueled me and lost by no small margin, asked to post the video on youtube. Since I won of course I was fine with the posting. You can see the clip of our duel below and you get a few glances of one of Dio’s duels on the sorc Lyssea which crossed over into this guys view during the match.