Hey everyone. I thought we would use this thread to enter any tips or tricks for new players to Aion. Feel free to drop in here and post what you've learned from the beta. I'll start.
BEST TIP: When you turn level 9 you will automatically recieve your Accention quest. DROP EVERYTHING I mean if you see the boss you came for is only a foot away LEAVE and go do the Accention quest. You can return to what you are doing after. The reason for this tip is when you turn lvl 9 and do the Accention quest you automatically lvl to 10 no matter how much XP over 9 you have. So any xp gained after lvl 9 is a waste until after your accention quest is over. Again you can return to Poeta and finish up any quests you still have later. TIP: you cannot gather in Poeta once you accend but all items can be found in other areas.
TIP: In Aion you have a gathering skill for materials, herbs, etc. Often you are given missions to gather items,,ie Angelica (herb), orange, Jute, Iron, Ruby... Anyway each of these items has a minimum gathering level. For instance Oranges gathering level is 55. Angelica is 1. Jute is 25 i think. The Tip is while questing/grinding whatever Gather ANYTHING and everything you can. b/c when a quest item needs gathering you don't want to go out and gather things you dont need (but your skill lvl allows it) to gain enough gathering skill to gather the item you need. The best example is you are given a quest to gather oranges around Character lvl 16-18. Oranges have a gathering skill of 55. So you are only 45. So you gather nothing (item in your skill range) over and over until you reach 55 and then you gather the 8 oranges you need. Done right on to questing for real. Wrong the next quest at Character lvl 18-20 is to gather Oysers gathering lvl 85! So if in your normal questing after the Orange quest you did not regularly gather items get ready for 2 to 3 hours of gathering to go from 55 to 85. BUT it gets better the next gathering quest is for Tytanium skill 100. The point is if you see it and its in your Gathering skill level gather it.
Helpful Hint from HatnClox. Once you reach 55 go just west of the village called Tolba. There you will find 6 Orange groves in a circle with no/ very little agro near them. By the time you've gathered the 6th grove the 1st will have respawned, causing a loop that you can gather in to reach 85 for oyesters.
TIP: When you target an enemy look at the portrait it gives you in the Top center of your screen. On the left side is a red sphere with 6 dots. If 2 dots are white its a regular mob. If 4 dots are white it will take 2 to 4 party members to fight it. All six dots will need a raid (alliance). BETTER EXPLANATION HERE: http://powerwiki.na.aiononline.com/a...geting#hd50513
TIP: Being in an Alliance (raid) breaks quests and quests will no longer count for the group.
Tip1: Crafting takes awhile, and you can get high level in each craft, so don't fret over what craft to decide to master. Try em all out and then decide which one you like the best.
Tip2: Try not to buy items ahead of level. Its actually common to have you or someone in the guild to come across rare items, and will usually be glad to give it up.
Tip3: It is possible to make low level gear thats better than most higher level gear if you're lucky enough. I know from experience that its actually pretty common to make a "Shining" piece of equipment (about a 15% chance, but Imay have gotten lucky). All you'd have to do is supply you're local crafter with supplies, and soon you'll have the finest gear around, practically for free.
Tip4: Keep everything that is dropped/found untill you can absolutely confirm it has no use. I had the misfortune to throw out all of my refining stones in the beginning Poeta zone, thinking I didn't need them. I was definitely wrong. Some items start a miniquest if clicked on twice, for free experience and money. There only disposable items are the useless gray-named monster drops, but have a high sell value so keep them untill you go into town. So expand your cube if you think you don't have room, but keep all you find.
Tip: when free falling after a long flight runs out, get fairly close to the ground and press space to deploy your wings and effectively slow the descent letting you live from an otherwise lethal fall.
If your flight was ling enough, the flight cool down should have recharged by then, and all you need is a pixel of flight time bar to deploy your emergency parachute
TIP: *Loot Everything*. It always amazes me how folks will just leave loot behind on a mob they've just pwned only because "it's just a bone" or "It's just 2 Kinah" or something. Or even if you find a mob dead on the ground and left behind there, still glowing blue. Take it, take it! It adds up, and every Kinah counts in the end. Believe me.
TIP: Before teaming, it is always great for each person to have *at least* one Reviving Stone (or whatever they're actually called). I tend to carry up to 5 at a time. It comes in awfully handy, -especially- if it's your Healer who needs the rez.
AGAIN DO NOT POST ANYTHING BUT TIPS NO DISCUSSION PLEASE
Last edited by LordMeatwad; 08-14-2009 at 01:09 PM.
TIP: Get an AFRO: Asmodian Finding Radar Option. In other words, a self made chat option that will actually detect Asmodians before they are even within sight. This is especially important in pvp areas like Eltnen, where gank groups and zergs roam.
The process is simple, no materials required.
1.) Make a new Chat Box tab by selecting the "New Tab" when clicking on the gear symbol in the upper left corner of the box. (Of course, you could select an existing tab. I recommend using the Combat tab, it isn't used much.
2.) Go under Tab Options from that gear again and DEselect anything that is currently checked on, so turn everything off.
3.) Expand the Combat chat option so it will give you a long list of specific combat scenarios: ex. Friendly Unit Cast or Monster Attack. For the RADAR (or AFRO if you prefer), You will want to find all the options that say "ENEMY ______." There should be about five or six. Select them all.
4.) Before you're done, make all the chat options you just selected a vibrant color like bright red, or orange, something to catch your attention.
5.) Select all the other chat options you want on now, not too many, and label it something like RADAR or AFRO, in all caps, for fun.
How it works:
The AFRO will be able to pick up every skill, attack, effect, anything that those nasty Asmos do, when they do it. The ENEMY chat options will only pick up what Asmos do, so you don’t have to worry about a Frillneck in the next sector jamming your filter. Being that the chat range is larger than the minimap range, and will travel farther than you can see, Those Asmos won't be able to pick their noses within a 1 kilometer radius without you knowing about it. Once your AFRO goes off, unless you're looking for a fight, scurry on back the way you came and hang with a large group of people.
No one likes getting ganked, but you can also use it TO gank. Say you're in Morhiem, and you're searching for lone Asmos. Your AFRO will be able to find anyone weakened from fighting out in the middle of the lava fields, or be able to tell when where to avoid finding an even larger group.
Over all, your new AFRO will be saving your life and taking theirs!
*Thank Reiketsu for showing the Legion this wonderful piece of equipment*