Aion’s Upheaval begins on June 17th

At a time when players are leery of being nickle-and-dimed, Aion is releasing yet another completely free expansion. Also known as patch 4.8, Upheaval launches in just two weeks on June 17th for all players, opening up Cygnea and Enshar, two brand-new zones filled with equally new creatures and quests. This expansion also introduces two raid instances (Stonespear Reach and Drakensipre Depths) as well as a new land-claiming Territory Battles system for legions. Additional changes include revamps to skills, the Stigma system, and even the skill user interface. And for those Daevas who want to look their best when they finally face Dragon Lord Beritra, there are also new weapon and armor sets.

Want to hear the story behind these newest lands that have risen from their watery prison under the sea? Watch the lore cinematic below, then learn more about all the upcoming changes on the official site.

Source: NCsoft press release
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ArtemisiaWS
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imayb1 ArtemisiaWS dirtyklingon From what I understood only one is neutral. But I’m not sure cause that was old guesses. :/ I really see what you mean, I stopped playing with 4.0 because I can’t stand full pvp zones, even all zones with rifts were better cause not shared and rifting takes some effort and risk. And then when I returned I kept levelling in Sarpan/Tia, never touched the following ones cause of that design. :/ Without Sarpan and Tia it will really be hard…

imayb1
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ArtemisiaWS dirtyklingon The all-PvP zones post-L55 is the biggest thing for me. Why remove the only PvE zones for high/max level? If the two new zones are all PvE, I’ll be fine but if not… I will not have reasons to play Aion anymore.

imayb1
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imayb1

Celestia Dargnon MJ Guthrie There’s a mech-like class called aethertech. This pink thing is the mech; it’s considered a weapon.

Dookii
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Dookii

Veldan ArtemisiaWS Denice J Cook The area’s are going to be re-desigened and re-introduced as underwater areas in a future update when swimming is implemented.

Celestia
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Celestia

MJ Guthrie Ah, my Aion-Fu is weak.  Looks like I need to do a little reading.

MJ Guthrie
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MJ Guthrie

Celestia Dargnon MJ Guthrie No that is the Aethermech weapon for that class.

Celestia
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Celestia

Dargnon MJ Guthrie Is it a mount?

ArtemisiaWS
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ArtemisiaWS

CristalAion Yeep and yet I didn’t know about it, I feel so guilty for not having known about it when it came out in Korea.

CristalAion
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CristalAion

4.8 is sooo 2014..

Velimirius
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Velimirius

thought ppl gave up on this one(at least on west side) but it looks like there is still ppl around, might just download it again and jump in for a few days till i resub to FFXIV to play that expanison.

Dookii
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Dookii

Dargnon You will pass up on a game just because of one skin in it?

Thats not superficcial at all..

Dargnon
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Dargnon

BKone Dargnon It does have some style, it just isn’t the kind of fantasy I am looking for ;)  But overall I applaud them for giving a free expansion.

ArtemisiaWS
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ArtemisiaWS

Zuji ArtemisiaWS I’d rather it be some other way eheh.

Zuji
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Zuji

ArtemisiaWS Today’s comment section is brought to you by ArtemisiaWS ;)

Veldan
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Veldan

ArtemisiaWS Veldan Denice J Cook With weaving being as important as it is, how could I play on far-away servers with guaranteed lag? That would ruin the fun for me. It’s nice to see they keep some instances, but that doesn’t make up for the loss of zones and quests to me.

ArtemisiaWS
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Veldan ArtemisiaWS Denice J Cook Ugh European servers? That’s bad itself, I play on NA even if european. They’re not removing ALL content from those areas, all the instances are simply being moved except AM/EF.
http://forums.na.aiononline.com/na/showthread.php?t=141113&highlight=kahrun

Veldan
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ArtemisiaWS Denice J Cook This, so much this. I was happily playing Aion a month or two ago until I found out that they were going to remove everything I was looking forward to playing (I had already seen the content up to lvl 55 before). That, combined with the rather terrible community on the European servers, was enough reason for me to quit shortly after. I’m pretty sure I would still be playing if they were not going to remove content, even with the bad community.

ArtemisiaWS
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ArtemisiaWS

goldstariv It really is, there’s still a load of people playing. Even in starter areas. o.o

goldstariv
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goldstariv

Aion is still relevant… Here in the west? .. Hmm.. Guess I have been underneath this rock for far too long..

BKone
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BKone

Dargnon Well, in my country we call this choc parfait (like mech lol…)

I will get back to you when I check how you anglo-saxons call this sweets…

ArtemisiaWS
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ArtemisiaWS

MJ Guthrie Dargnon Let the cutesy grab youuu

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MJ Guthrie

Dargnon MJ Guthrie I like the other two sets. I never could get into cutesy in Aion.

ArtemisiaWS
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ArtemisiaWS

Dargnon …why…I like cuteness but everything has limits. Though that’s probably better looking than standard mecha. :P

Dargnon
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Dargnon

MJ Guthrie Dargnon It’s part of the Wave Song Set listed here http://na.aiononline.com/upheaval/

MJ Guthrie
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MJ Guthrie

Dargnon Whoa that’s… pink

Dargnon
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Dargnon

After seeing this as one of the new items, I think I will pass.

ArtemisiaWS
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ArtemisiaWS

dirtyklingon I love the game itself, but I swear in patches there’s always some change that makes me very angry. It took me till now to accept 4.0 and start playing my main again, and…now I have nowhere to make her run around at, since I imagine the new areas are full pvp like 4.0 ones. And I really loved Sarpan and Tia, I spent so much time just running around Sarpan gathering stuff just for the beauty of the place…and now it all will go away. :/

ArtemisiaWS
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ArtemisiaWS

Denice J Cook More than cheesy for me is: why the hell make up lore that destroys already existing areas?

ArtemisiaWS
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ArtemisiaWS

EDIT: ok I’ve read only the quests/vendors/coins will be removed, not the aquired gear, good cause it would be crazy. But still…wings…. T:T

Denice J Cook
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Denice J Cook

Sad to say, that trailer is really cheesy.

ArtemisiaWS
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ArtemisiaWS

Oook I read now they’ll be taking out Kahrun gear…which is crazy and I don’t understand the reason of. So since I’m fully dressed in Kahrun gear, does it mean they’ll remove what you have already or just the vendors?
And I still haven’t got the wings, now I won’t be able to get them in time anymore. T_T I should have known about this earlier, would have grinded more.

ArtemisiaWS
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ArtemisiaWS

All the pictures are lovely as usual is the case for Aion, but dn’t really tell much about the new zones.  I’ll really have to go through the forums for info.
I had hear Sarpan is getting destroyed soon, no idea if with this patch, I hope not cause I still have business there on main. :( (still at 62, can’t really level in the 60+ areas cause pvp plus I’m not a fan of the idea of levelling in yet another shugo instance)

zyrusticae
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I tried to get back into this earlier, but the animation work and overall environment visuals (what’s with the blurry, low-res textures?) kinda turned me off, especially after playing something as polished as Blade & Soul. 
It’s true; I’ve been spoiled, and I can never go back again.

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

Was literally thinking about this game earlier today. I need to redownload it (stupid launcher wouldn’t recognize that the drive changed names) but I fear I’ll already be near my data cap for the month after downloading WildStar : (

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