January 29, 2013 at 5:42pm
Announced late last night on the Aion site, a new event kicks off a permanent addition to the world of Atreia:
On Wednesday, January 30th, Combat Lockboxes will arrive in Atreia! Enemies all over Atreia will have a chance to drop these awesome treasure boxes. To open the box, you will need a key. You can acquire these keys from monsters, other players, or the Black Cloud Marketplace. You will need to locate a key quickly, because these magical boxes will disappear if not opened within 24 hours!
These treasure boxes will drop in Eltnen, Morheim, Inggison, Gelkmaros, Sarpan, Tiamaranta and in the Abyss. They will not drop in lower level zones or in Tiamaranta’s Eye (they will drop in the Eye in the future :)). These treasure boxes also drop in most of the dungeons that you already love! Hunt for these boxes in your favorite dungeons this Wednesday!
Lockboxes are a permanent addition to the world of Atreia! These combat lockboxes will be available throughout the month of February. Look for new lockboxes in March and April! The lockboxes will rotate on a monthly basis, so you will always have more chances at these great items! Check out the list to see what treasures can be unlocked from these Combat Lockboxes!
In the Aion forums, Nyx went on to clarify a few things about these boxes:
Keys are 279 NCoin. They are tradeable between players and can also drop in the world. You have the opportunity to find one, to buy one for kinah from someone who found one, to buy one for kinah from someone who bought it in the BCMP, or to buy it in the BCMP yourself. We felt that giving you all these different options to get keys would make them completely obtained by all possible means.
I just wished the running scrolls to be sure - they are the cash shop 1 hour ones (I know - still not the best prize ever, but better than just 5 normal ones!)
The transformation boxes contain transform candy. Bounding and Super Shugo candy come from those.
The Courier pass bundles have the ability to give you any of the different ones available in terms of level and grade. I opened 7 boxes and got 2 sets of eternal 51-55, 3 sets of fabled 51-55, 1 set fabled 50 and lower, and 1 set eternal 56-60. It seems to have a decent distribution of the different kinds considering I only opened 7 boxes and still got that wide of a variety.
A lower level character can get a drop from these boxes that is a higher level weapon, but will be unable to use it until they reach the correct level.
All items that can come from the boxes have been listed.
The abyss courier bundles work the same as the regular. Ability to drop across different level ranges and grades of weapons.
The godstone bundles give gold godstones - there are 17 listed which I am assuming are all possible gold godstones available (sorry don’t have the trivia piece memorized!)
Dragon Lord’s Weapon Box contains a mythic weapon. Distorted Dragon Lord’s Weapon Box contains an eternal weapon. Just in case you were unclear on the concept of RNG here, those two items are the rarest drops out of the combat lockboxes (since they are the best items). Believe me everyone and their grandma will not be running around with a mythic weapon out of this box anytime soon. Yes, people will get them. No, it will not be tons and tons of people. Think of it like winning the lottery :)
Yes the boxes will rotate. One has a theme of wealth and gives various types of currency (coins, meals, symbols, insignias) while another box features items geared towards socketing/enchanting. The lower tier items like mounts, supplements, candy, scrolls - will be consistent across all of the boxes - only the top tiers of items will change.
On that note I will go ahead and say that the keys are specific to each box. The keys for February go with the February boxes. They will not open the March boxes. However, if you end up with unused February keys, those boxes will cycle around and become available again (in May). We will warn more as time goes along, but putting it out here at the very beginning - don’t stock up ridiculous amounts of keys unless you are prepared to wait for the boxes to come back around.
They will not drop in Haramel, NTC, Muada’s Trencher, Satra Treasure Hoard, Tiamat Stronghold, Dragon Lord’s Refuge, Hexway, T dredge or any level Crucible.
The drop rate is higher in instances than in the regular world and everything in the instance can drop them.
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