Players in anticipation of a new instance, more extensive inventory and enhanced server functions | Over 3 million accounts since free-to-play launch
Gameforge has made update 3.9 of the popular fantasy MMO AION available. This includes new content such as the “Corridor of Betrayal”, a beginner’s server, as well as an integrated instance server. Furthermore, Gameforge has announced that over 3 million accounts have been registered since the free-to-play switch in February 2012.
Beginner’s server with special functions for AION newcomers
After a character has been created on a regular server, it can be transferred to the beginner’s server at any time and then experience undisturbed PvE adventures there. However, entering the beginner’s server is only available to characters up to level 55. Returning to the home server, on which the character was created, is possible at any time. Skilled fighters that continue to prove themselves in PvP combat, will from now on receive a “danger bonus”. They will receive an EP boost of 10 percent and a 5 percent drop rate boost for their courage on the normal servers.
Integrated instance server brings players together
The new integrated instance server offers AION players the chance to contest areas together in selected group instances – across all server boundaries. As a reward, you will receive more experience points and a higher chance of defeated opponents dropping items.
New “Corridor of Betrayal” instance and enhanced inventory
AION 3.9 also brings a content update with it: a new instance with the name “Corridor of Betrayal” can be found in the Silentera Canyon, in which the Balaur have set up their secret hideout. Together, 6 players of level 55 and above must attempt to loot the Balaurs’ treasures. The inventory has also been expanded, so that all Daevas can enter into the new adventures well equipped. Quest items, coins, insignias and tickets will automatically be stored in a separate storage cube in future, which can be opened via a new icon.
AION is Asian premium game development studio NCsoft®’s most successful MMO game and remains one of the most popular titles in Korea. Millions of players all over the world populate the lands and territories of the fantasy world of Atreia. The game has been continually expanded and enhanced with countless updates. Aside from numerous features and functions, this includes standards of the MMO genre such as new instances, interesting reward systems and better level opportunities through quests and innovations. These innovations include the mentor system, in which experienced players help out beginners and both sides profit. AION has been free-to-play since the 29th of February 2012, allowing players to experience the entire game content for free.
With an impressive portfolio of 20 titles and over 380 million registered players, Gameforge is one of the leading providers of Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) in the western hemisphere. Based in Karlsruhe, the internationally active group of companies offer their games in more than 50 languages. Their portfolio contains client based games such as AION, TERA, Metin2 (Europe’s most successful MMOG), 4Story, Runes of Magic, Elsword, Wizard101 and RaiderZ. They also offer browser based online games such as the classic OGame, the award-winning Ikariam and mobile games. The company employs around 600 employees at its locations in Karlsruhe and Berlin.