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Exclusive - Aion 2.5 Empyrean Calling Features Preview

Updated Wed, May 11, 2011 by jeffprime

Aion is getting a major upgrade with the 2.5 Empyrean Calling patch and Ten Ton Hammer has got the exclusive sneak peek at the 2.5 Empyrean Calling Feature Guide. To get you pumped for the new update, check out the Empyrean Calling Highlight Video and keep reading to see the update's features.



Patch 2.5 “Empyrean Calling” Feature Guide


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Please note that the terminology used in this document could be changed before release.

Players have a plethora of brand new experiences to look forward to in the Empyrean Calling update, including:
  • Two new Group Instanced Dungeons, Esoterrace, a clandestine Balaur research facility, and the Empyrean Crucible, a trial of endurance that will pit players against waves of ferocious monsters!
  • An overhauled World Map system with dynamic objects and additional features.
  • Improved high resolution graphics make Atreia more beautiful than ever!
  • A new Mentor system rewards high level players for helping low level players with Quests and Instanced Dungeons.
  • Improved Legion features enhance Aion’s social dynamics.
  • New pets, including Loot Pets and Buff Pets, and additional pet features.
Please continue reading for more detailed information about the features and changes coming in Patch 2.5 “Empyrean Calling”!

New Class Skills

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Two new skills were added for each class in 2.5 Empyrean Calling. One of the new skills is learned from a Skillbook, which can be purchased from the Class Preceptors. The other new skill is a Stigma skill.

To acquire the first new skill, purchase the Skillbook from the Class Preceptors located in the Cloister of Kaisinel or Convent of Marchutan.

To acquire the second new skill, a Stigma skill, purchase the Stigma from the Stigma Tuner located in Sanctum or Pandaemonium. This new Stigma can also drop from monsters.

New Dynamic Map System

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The World Map has received a complete overhaul, and boasts several new features and functionalities.

Players can now filter important objects on the map including Quests, Rifts, Obelisks, Merchants, and Mailboxes.

In addition, players can zoom in and out to view geographical details of different areas and zones.

New Advanced Graphics Engine

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Standard Graphics

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Advanced Graphics

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Standard Graphics

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Advanced Graphics

Players with machines that meet the system requirements can use the new Advanced Graphics Engine by enabling it in the Video options.

Players with machines that cannot meet the requirements for the Advanced Graphics Engine can still enjoy Atreia in standard graphics.

New Character Customization Options

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Fashion conscious Daevas will be delighted with the exciting new character customization options introduced in 2.5 Empyrean Calling.

Several character customization features have been improved, including more diverse facial expressions and body shapes.


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