Aion is rebalancing its economy (and removing a lot of money) with Awakened Legacy

    
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You there! How much money do you have in Aion? Because it might just be too darn much. One of the things being done for the Awakened Legacy update involves “rebalancing” the in-game economy, which means that a lot of your existing Kinah (the main currency) will be replaced with Gold Bars (a new type of currency). Kinah in your mailbox or inventory will be converted at a rate of 30 million Kinah for one Gold Bar, and Gold Bars can in turn be exchanged for… about 12 million Kinah.

This sounds like a pretty straightforward reduction of cash, but there’s also a new shop that takes Gold Bars exclusively along with additional conversions of Essence Cores into Gold Bars, which makes everything a bit more murky. The game is also introducing new uses for Luna which were previously limited to NCoins and converting some other no longer useful items into more useful equivalents. Check out the full set of changes, and if you want to put your money into less liquid assets in the hopes of losing less in the long run, you’ve got until October 24th to do so.

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Khalith .

Off topic, does the game have PVE servers yet?

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Rialto

I played the EU version of the update to cap. What they tried to do with it is great, and it essentially feels like a whole new game. The problem comes though when you realize they had to gut SO MUCH of the old game, and didn’t really make a whole lot of new content to replace it with, the game just runs out of steam really fast now. I hit cap within a week of casual play (a few hours after work each day), and once you hit the cap now, there’s one single PvPvE map, Lakrum, to play on. Even the Abyss might as well have been removed, as the aspect of flight during pvp was also essentially invalidated. What is here is fun, but there’s not nearly enough of it now to keep players engaged, and they removed way too many things that were still fun before.

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imayb1

I see why they’re doing this; prices for common end game gear are listed in the tens of billions. It is a bit ridiculous. I don’t know how you go about taking away all the people’s money without all the people feeling bad about it. The very economy savvy players will probably just buy up a bunch of concrete things they can easily convert back into trillions of cash, but the majority of players are going to feel a huge loss.

However, it’s the smaller details of this info release that bug me. It sounds like players will no longer be able to trade kinah– not with their own characters and not with anyone else. From another game, I would suspect a bot crackdown but Aion has always been bot friendly, IMO.

That’s all sticking to the economy. What I find far more tragic, (and the proverbial nail in the coffin for me playing the game) is the removal of all crafting, which is also coming with the latest game overhaul.

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Ironwu

So glad that I did not play this game longer than a few hours. NCSoft strikes again!

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jh hoss

Youre happy about your bad taste? Lmao k

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Mordyjuice

No we just don’t want to play games where a developer can pull a Bananna Republic BS move by stealing your money.