We can finally present you a plan regarding the All Powerful Enchantment Stones (APES) and Manastones.
After reviewing your feedback on our first rough plan, it was clear that most of you didn’t like the idea of adding Apes in instances that only a few groups could complete. Consequently, we completely removed this idea from our plan for now.
"instead we are going to implement ways to get APES with each and every god damn twink character...."
Instead of completely removing this idea, you should reward players who can do endgame stuff with better rewards instead of just removing them.
what you do now is reward players with many twinks.
I'm ready, i have 32 characters level 68+
We have been considering a lot of options together with NCS over the past weeks and what we decided is that we will add Apes and Manastones as a reward for Hero Trials quests. This may look like a very easy and simple solution but the other more elaborated options we have been working on so far were always in favor of certain player groups and not for everyone.
As you know, the Hero Trials quests have a 21 days rotation. The following modifications will be implemented:
Which means if you miss one of those days with rewards, you're f*cked (sorry) and don't even get 9 APES in 3 weeks.
Quest Reward Availability within 21 days Kill Arkhal 1 [Jakunerk] All Powerfull Enchantement Stone 2 times Gain 300 Honor points 1 [Jakunerk] All Powerfull Enchantement Stone 1 time Kill 3 Elite Enraged Calyda-Priest (spy)/Tarha Assassin (spy) 1 [Jakunerk] All Powerfull Enchantement Stone 2 times Kill 40 Asmo/Elyos in the Abyss (65+) 1 [Jakunerk] All Powerfull Enchantement Stone 1 time Gain 300.000.000 XP 1 [Jakunerk] All Powerfull Enchantement Stone 1 time Kill one of the following bosses in “Libray of Knowledge” – Raging Mezram, Raging Megarion, Raging Mezaris 1 [Jakunerk] All Powerfull Enchantement Stone 2 times Gain 400 Honor points 1 Protector’s +6 Manastone Bundle 2 times
Half of the stuff is AFK-Content and most of it you can with twinks....
Maybe someday i can play my main without the need for 30 twinks to equip it....
This will provide 9 APES and 2 Manastone bundles every 21 days per High Daeva character for players who complete all quests.
For a single person, 12 manastones +6 ( = 4x +7 ) are far from enough
but hey, that's what twinks are for right? Gonna send all my twinks in afk 1v1 arena and afk dredgion / afk raid, whatever.
This solution has to be considered together with all other existing sources (events, instances).This is the plan as it is now and we know it is probably far from perfect, but we didn’t want to push this back any further. We will be monitoring the item distribution further and collect your feedback, and them make adjustments where it is required.
At least you're honest about this one: Yes it is very far from being perfect.
Thank you for your patience on this topic.
The Aion TEAM.
More twink content, not enough if you do it without twinks and no solution for the long term (looking at the next patch where we need more APES on our mains)
if you think that's only negative stuff i write, check out the suggestions included in my post in the german board