Patch notes for the update are available on the Aika website.
Aika Online Launches Epic III: Descent
New Expansion Brings Gear-Filled Dungeon, Overhauled PvP Systems, and News from the Front
Sunnyvale, Calif. Â June 14, 2012 Destroy the infestation of demons and take back the planet in Aika Online Epic III: Descent!Â The first chapter of this brand new epic, now live, pits Aitan against beast in the ominous Abyss Gateway dungeon, balances civil war in the ever-changing, power-altering PvP systems, and brings the latest news from the front with the new Fight for Home series debut.
With the Caelium Cores destroyed and AikaÂs sky islands descending to the world below, the only thing standing between the Aitan population and armies of monsters is the Abyss Gateway. AikaÂs soldiers must scout this area and eliminate every threat, from barbaric beastmen to three powerful Zereca guardians.Â Aitan who brave the unknown and come back alive will win brand new gear like the WarriorÂs Dominator or Dual GunnerÂs Assassin.Â A lucky few will find rare Gear Augments, special items that transform regular weapons into the special ÂAbyssÂ series with vastly upgraded stats.
Though demons knock on their doors, nation vs nation war still rages on the fallen isles. Traband Tower Wars will adjust the difficulty and objectives by offering nations at a disadvantage the chance to find machines on the battlefield that will give them dramatic, game changing buffs against their more powerful enemies.
Epic III: Descent also overhauls the previous lead nation system to assign new point values based on each nationÂs performance in the Relic Wars, Altar Wars, Tower Wars, and other World PvP events. Smaller nations now have a greater chance to win power for themselves, while larger nations will find the challenges increased to match their resources.
Nations rise and fall in the complex politics of Aika, and the actions of one nation, one guild, or even one player can radically tip the balance. In the last few weeks alone, new powers have risen and collapsed, won glory and faced betrayal Â and the PvP expansions coming with Epic III: Descent promise to shake up the world again.
The new series Fight for Home offers an insiderÂs perspective into these complex changes. Read the tidings of Theletar Bariel as he reports on the exciting exploits of AikaÂs five nations and their most electrifying players.Â Predict the destiny of the five nations or win your own spot in the annals of Aika history by checking out the first reports at http://aika.gpotato.com/fightforhome!
About Aika Online
Aika Online is an epic fantasy MMORPG developed by JoyImpact (now part of HanbitSoft), creators of Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent.Â Five nations vie for control of Arcan in massive PvP castle sieges, relic thefts, and tower assaults, waging war on a scale never before seen in an MMO.Â Assisted by their Pran Â an intelligent fairy familiar whose personality develops through conversation Â players shape the fate of their country and the world, and can even rise to rule as Lord Marshall. Since its 2009 debut, Aika has won many prestigious awards, such as the Korea Game Industry AgencyÂs Best of Show: Prime MinisterÂs Award, PlayerÂs Choice: Best Online Game, and Free MMORPG of the Year.
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