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May 25th, 2011 - Aion 2.5: Empyrean Calling

 

Celebrate the launch of Aion 2.5: Empyrean Calling with the Game Guide's official launch index! Here we have broken down all of the major updates introduced in Patch 2.5, including:

 

 The Advanced Graphics engine, including before and after comparisons and recommended computer specifications!

 New Instanced Dungeon: Esoterrace, the Drana production facility for the Balaur war effort, and a treasure trove of Abyss relics.
 New Instanced Dungeon: Empyrean Crucible, an illusionary stadium where players are pitted against a veritable rogue's gallery of Atreia's most infamous foes!
 The Pet Mood system, and new pet types and pets.
 The Mentor system, a new Grouping feature that allows high level characters to mentor low level characters and earn exciting rewards.
 Improved Character Customization options, including the new "Motion Manuals" which allow players to change their character's animations!
 Much, much, much more!

 

Follow the links in the table below for more information, and take a look at the 2.5 Feature Guide for a more comprehensive overview of the changes!

 

Aion 2.5: Empyrean Calling; there's no better time to be in Aion!

2.5 Features

2.5 Features edit

Overview

2.5 Patch Notes

     The Official 2.5 Patch Notes address all of the content updated in Aion 2.5: Empyrean Calling. Click for a comprehensive look at what's changing in 2.5!

 

2.5 Feature Guide - Empyrean Calling

     The 2.5 Feature Guide details some of the more significant changes in 2.5.

Instances

Empyrean Crucible Walkthrough

     A deadly gauntlet filled with some of Atreia's most infamous monsters, the Empyrean Crucible also boasts new weapons, armor, accessories, pets, and costumes!

 

Esoterrace Walkthrough

     A secret Balaur research facility nestled in the wilds of Balaurea, the Esoterrace boasts ferocious new foes and fun opportunities to earn Abyss relics and other rewards.

Character

2.5 Skills and Skill Updates

     Two new skills (one Skillbook and one Stigma) have been added for each class in Aion 2.5: Empyrean Calling, in addition, numerous tweaks have been made to existing skills.

 

2.5 Motion Manuals

     2.5 introduces Motion Manuals, which allow players to change their character's animations including attack, move, and rest!

 

2.5 Character Customization

     Numerous new character customization features have been added in Aion 2.5: Empyrean Calling, including more preset faces and body types, and the addition of facial expressions.

Items

Eternal Equipment

2.5 introduces numerous Eternal grade weapons, armor, and accessories, including:

      Brigade General Series

      Tac Officer Series

      Eternal Accessories from The Circle

      Eternal Accessories from Orichalcum Key

 

Fabled Equipment

2.5 introduces numerous Fabled grade weapons, armor, and accessories, including:

      Tac NCO Series

      Surama Series

      Wise Leader Series

      Wise Counsel Series

      Deft Leader Series

     Deft Counsel Series

      Earth Dragon Weapons

 

Empyrean Crucible Costumes

     Players can earn exciting and unique costumes by participating in the Empyrean Crucible.

 

2.5 Designer Costumes

     The vendors at the Galleria of Grandeur and Vanahal Boutique have new stock; stylish new costumes await! In addition, players now have the option to purchase gift-wrapped costumes!

 

Conditioning Guide

     Weapons and Armor from the Empyrean Crucible can be imbued with divine power through Conditioning, which grants items temporary bonus attributes!

 

2.5 Fine Designs

     Aion 2.5: Empyrean Calling introduces a multitude of Fine Designs, which can be used to craft the greater output of standard and Balic items at a 100% success rate!

Pets

2.5 Pet Changes 

     Aion 2.5: Empyrean Calling introduces a number of welcome changes to the Pet System, including the addition of Pet Moods, which allows players to interact with their adorable pets and earn rewards, and two new pet types: the Buff Pet, and the Loot Pet.

Quests

 Mentor System

     Aion 2.5: Empyrean Calling introduces the Mentor system. This new system is anchored by Daily Quest Factions which reward high level players for assisting low level players with Quests, Instanced Dungeons, and other objectives.

 

Asmodian

     The Circle

     This new Daily Quest Faction is available to players level 40 and above. Daily and Weekly Quests reward members for becoming mentors and completing objectives with mentees.

 

     Marchutan Priory

     This new Daily Quest Faction is available to players levels 10-39. Daily and Weekly Quests reward members for becoming mentees and completing objectives with mentors.

 

Elyos

     Orichalcum Key

     This new Daily Quest Faction is available to players level 40 and above. Daily and Weekly Quests reward members for becoming mentors and completing objectives with mentees.

 

     Kaisinel Academy

     This new Daily Quest Faction is available to players levels 10-39. Daily and Weekly Quests reward members for becoming mentees and completing objectives with mentors.

System

Advanced Graphics Engine

     Atreia is more beautiful than ever with this stunning (and completely optional) graphical overhaul!

 

2.5 UI Changes

Numerous changes streamline Aion's UI and add a number of welcome features.

      UI Design

      Satellite Map

      Mail and Broker Notifications

      Miscellaneous UI Changes

    

Energy of Repose and Energy of Salvation

     Energy of Repose and Energy of Salvation now also increase item drop rates by 5%!

 

2.5 Legion Update

     New legion features include increased legion level, more warehouse space, increased legion members, and new legion uniforms, hats, and cloaks!

 

Abyss Relic Bundles

     Players can now trade in bundles of Abyss relics in Gelkmaros and Inggison.

Promotions

2.5 Promotions and Events

The Aion Production team is running numerous Promotions and Events to celebrate the launch of Aion 2.5: Empyrean Calling. Find out more by clicking the links below!

      New to Aion    

      Welcome Back - Reactivation Celebration    

      Faction Incentive Program    

 

2.5 Events

The Aion Production Team is running a couple of scripted events for 2.5; find out more!

      Mentor Madness    

      Enter the Crucible

 

2.5 Content Refresh

Some of Aion's existing content has received a facelift for 2.5; find out more!

      Adventurer's Guide 

      Aion Levels Up!

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