AION Announces Major Updates with 3.0
The AION development team is currently working on AION free-to-play’s most extensive update so far. Amongst countless new features, there will be two new areas and a mount system, which will allow players to explore the world of Atreia even more quickly and comfortably.
New areas for players from level 55
The update extends the world of AION by two new areas. The areas, called Sarpan and Tiamaranta, are aimed at advanced players of level 55 and above. With the introduction of these new regions and the associated challenges, the level limit will be increased to 60.
In a total of six new instances, players in Sarpan as well as in Tiamaranta can face new enemies and bosses, each of which drop high-level items, legendary armour and weapons.
Sarpan is activated via an individual campaign quest. It includes neutral territories as well as free PvP areas. Humans, Daevas and members of Siel’s Spear found a new home in Sarpan after the Cataclysm. Sarpan’s capital city, Kamar City, is surrounded by enemy territories. Adventurous players will certainly get more than they bargained for, as Sarpan is filled with strong opponents who drop lucrative rewards.
Tiamaranta can be reached through Kamar City. It is aimed at PvP enthusiasts between the levels of 58 and 60 and offers fortresses that can be seized by both factions. Dragon Lord Tiamat’s strongest and most important fortress is Tiamaranta’s Eye, which is activated for the corresponding faction as soon as a minimum of two of the fortresses in this zone have been conquered.
Get around more quickly with mounts
The upcoming update will also make travelling easier: tame mounts speed up the players’ movements on the ground and in the air. They also have an additional short speed increase thanks to the new sprint function. Mounts with differing skills and corresponding level requirements can be bought from NPC merchants. Players will also be able to produce their own mounts via crafting.
Get ready for some of the most beautiful looking player housing to hit the online market yet as AION offers functionality in addition to style. Players will be able to store goods in dressers, sit and interactive with furniture, farm items off their plants, and even teleport between residences to quickly visit friends.
A video preview can be viewed here to see all of this in action!