Nearly all content in the first half of the game is
soloable in Aion, allowing players to find their way however they are
comfortable doing it. Group content can be skipped completely for the most part
but for those who want to enjoy their friends companionship and for those who
wish to experience every aspect of the game, where do they go for multi-player
Below are the highlights of lower level group content. Be
sure to check back soon for the upper level group content and Abyss instance
guides that we are working on!
Your first chance at real group content starts in Veteron.
It is here that you will get group specific quests, both regular and campaign,
which will lead you to tougher and more rewarding content.
Beyond the Ellun River Mouth lies plenty of danger for groups
Ellun River Mouth, Tursin Outpost, and Tursin Garrison will
start you out at about level 16 and be worthwhile through level 20. Moving
through your campaign quests will easily lead you through the area, but you can
also pick up other quests from the guard post at Ellun River Mouth that will
provide extra incentive to go through this group content.
At level 20+ youll be heading to Eltnen and Theobomos.
Prior to level 25, there arent really any group specific areas in Eltnen,
though with the agro quality of the Kerubians in the Putrid Mire, you might want
to consider taking a friend or two with you. Between levels 20-25 in Eltnen,
the focus is Spy quests and learning how to use the rifts which are always much
easier to do in a group. I wouldnt suggest doing the Spy quests solo unless
you are playing during a typically low population hour or have stealth ability
available to you. Spy quests are found mostly in Eltnen Fortress though
you can find some in the surrounding area. Onesimus
will get you started with a couple of teleportation accidents that will send you
behind enemy lines. These are a great opportunity to do with a couple of other
players to explore the Asmodian lands without having to hunt down a rift.
Theobomos is one of the safe zones in game that doesnt
allow for Asmodians to enter. For adventurers who shy away from PvP, this is
the place youll want to spend your time. Here groups in their early 20s can
find action at the Theobomos Ruins. The quest Eliminating a Suspect will take
you into the area to defeat a group named mob called Hamerun the Leech. This is
a level 25 quest that rewards a fairly decent weapon of your choice and cannot
be done solo (believe me, I tried). There are wanted posters of
challenging mobs, but really these can be done solo unless you hit this zone
Right at level 25 I suggest that groups make their way into
the Abyss to the Teminon Landing and get started on the first group instance
Nochsana Training Camp. The access quest and companion quests for this zone,
picked up from the NPCs Rentia, Nereus, Eulos in Reshanta, all should be done
very soon after you hit level 25 to make the most of the rewards and experience.
For the darker side of the world, Asmodians will get their
first real crack at good group content in Altgard. At around level 16, youll
want to make your way through Mahindel Swamp to gather up quests for the Black
Claw Outpost, Black Claw Village, and Zemurrus Grave. This will wrap up your
campaign series for the zone as well as quickly propel you up to level 20+. If
you out level the area before youve completed the quests never fear, you can
still always come back and will continue to reap the rewards of playing here for
several more levels if need be.
The Abyss has good group fun for both Elyos and Asmodae players
After level 20+ youll move on to Morheim and Brusthonin.
Groups will want to stick mostly to Morheim and make use of the PvP and Spy
quests from the zone. The best group content at this point is just jumping into
a rift and slaughtering other players in the Elyos zones. Hapenill in the Ice
Fortress offers a Spy quest right off the bat at level 20 and you can find more
as you level up from Nabaru. Pick these up as soon as possible and just hang
onto them until you happen to have a group together that is willing to make
their way through a rift together. If everyone gets the quests and work
together to fend off any Elyos enemies that may spot them, they can get some
good experience for their troubles plus Abyss Points for any PvP kills.
Asmodian players will want to hop between Morheim and
Brusthonin for variety and content. Brusthonin is the safe area for Asmodae
players where you wont have to worry about getting jumped by PvPers. Most of
the quests and content prior to level 25 is solo content here, but there are
still a couple of things a group can tackle. Randet at the Settlers Camp offers
a group quest that will take brave players to Havenjark Farm to kill a named
group mob called The Lingering Ghost. It isnt a difficult project for a group
but it does reward a good amount of experience and an armor piece for your
hands. You can also pick up The Ikelus Manhunt from the Settlers Camp as well
that will award a title and weapon along with xp.
Access to the Abyss is available at level 25. Complete the
access quest for Reshanta and head there right away as this is where the group
content gets great! Once youve gone through Abyss Battle Training, you are
ready to pick up your first quests for your first group instance. Talk with
Konto, Leban, Lisya to gather the quests for the Nochsana Training Camp and make
your first run through as soon as you can to get those out of the way. Then you
can gather friends or look for group to run through this instance as often as
the lock out timer will allow until you hit level 29.
Found a great hunting spot for groups? Please share your grouping
secrets from levels 10-25 on our forums!
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