Holy cow Daevas, how is it March already?!!? o.O Sorry it’s been so quiet here, work has had me hella busy plus I’ve had family drama to deal with lately. :(
I’m late to the party on this one. Nobody announced a couple of weeks ago that AionSource is moving to a new location. Its current site and forums will be going down. So, if you didn’t already know, its new location is:
Update your bookmarks!! I’m already working on the next version of Aionfox, so the new location will be reflected in the Firefox addon as well as the mobile site.
I missed the first couple days of 4.5 due to work, but have spent last night and today leveling up one of the new AetherTechs. I am LOVING this class. I don’t know about whether or not I’ll level it to 65, but so far it has been VERY fun! ^_^
Everyone, meet my mech: Harleykink. XD
I was really tempted to call her HarleySmash … and that is still a possibility for the future. XD
One of my legionmates posted this link to our legion’s Facebook group, a post on the Aion forums by Hime regarding the Glory Points system being implemented in next week’s 4.5 patch: http://forums.na.aiononline.com/na/showthread.php?t=124983
Go. Read. NOW! ^_^
I’ll apologize now for the choppy post, I’m posting this from the road. Got the email today that the next installment, 4.5: Steel Cavalry, hits next week! (told you so, Doodles! ;)) See the linky linky below for more info!
I love my chanter. It’s a good thing I’m chain because I facetank stuff and, quite frankly, enjoy beating the hell out of things. One of my legionmates often says to me “Hey Harley, go smashy smashy!” (yeah, like I need an excuse to go hit things! LOL)
I was bored and thought “Hey, I’ll go take some artifacts.” XD
Someone then asks, “Why is Harley taking things in the Abyss?” and I’m invited to run something with the legion so I’ll “stop hitting things” LOL, yeah right. ;)
YAY! I received an email today that the Mozilla Add-ons team has approved my latest update for the Aionfox addon for Firefox. This update adds a few new links and removes many dead ones.
If you already have Aionfox installed, you may have already been prompted to update. If not, you can visit the Aionfox website or the Mozilla site directly to install my addon.
I received the following in an email during my lunch today. It seems the Code Red event is back!
Medical camps are available January 15 to January 29, 2014. The physicians are available 24/7 but the nurses and instructors change shifts. The schedule is based on server time (Central time).
So everyone knows that there are rewards for mentoring lowbies and generally helping them out. Well, did you know that you get rewards for coming to their rescue in certain zones?
Back when I was staying 50, I always loved answering the call of “Elyos invading Morheim/Beluslan!” by lowbies in LFG. Even though now we have the Fast Track Server, often times you’ll still see lowbies being picked on by higher level rifters. To encourage others to come help out, war quests were implemented:
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Today while semi-afk, I was watching LFG and saw a lowbie posting a “Help!” message for Elyos in Morheim. I whispered that I was on my way and asked for a location. He/She whispered back where they were killed while questing with friends and mentioned that they were being griefed continually. I found the group of Elyos (most of whom were red to me!) and with the help of a few others, wiped them out. The pink Elyos I left to the lower leveled players to kill, but if you’re red to me, you’re dead. :)
(and might I add that the level of players being griefed was 20-28 max! o.O)
These quests are gained automatically when you enter a zone where a rift is open and the other faction may be invading. While you can do these at almost any level, it’s great incentive for “highbies” to come to the aid of lowbies. :)
Anyways, I went to turn in my war quest and received a Greater Ancient Crown and plat medal reward. Nom nom! ^_^
So, to lowbies, use the Fast Track Server to avoid rifters, but if you must use the Standard Server, please post reports of rifters! Elyos make tasty snacks! ;)
I checked my email a few minutes ago and found that in today’s maintenance, the Shugo instance is now back!
I’ve had two people from my legion ask me this week about making Pepento Juice. To those of you not familiar with this food, it’s a drink that became available with the 4.0 patch. I have the recipe and when I relay the ingredients to anyone inquiring, most then immediately say “Never mind, I’ll go back to Drupa Cocktails” or some similar drink buff.
I don’t blame them honestly. The ingredients for the 4.0 cooking recipes are down right ridiculous. I mean, look at this:
But, but, BUT! I am quick to tell anyone and wanted to post this on here to remind y’all that there is an equivalent item for a recipe that became available back in patch 1.9: Kuvano Juice.
The recipe is the exact same for both factions, and is acquired from the Ordnance Quartermaster in Ingisson/Gelkmaros. All three ingredients are found in Taloc’s Hollow. The Kuvano is gathered, the Poisoned Taloc Leaf is a drop, and the Kuvano Oil can be purchased from an NPC inside the instance named Dorkin.
Granted, you may be able to buy these items off the broker if someone else has obtained them. Otherwise, you will need to run the instance. Note: most mobs in this instance are levels 51 and 52. I buy the leaves off the broker and go in the instance to gather the Kuvano and buy Kuvano Oil when necessary.
The Kuvano nodes are found in the following locations:
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Each run nets me 10 Kuvano. I have 3 toons that are high enough to run this instance and gather the items; if done daily, I could get 210 Kuvano per week. :)
To get to Dorkin to buy Kuvano Oil, kill the named mob Neith to get Dorkin’s Pocket Knife.
Then go to the locked door hidden behind the waterfall to enter Dorkin’s Nook:
So there ya go, an alternative to a 4.0 drink buff that’s easier to get/make. ^_^