Last Day of Harvest Revel

Azu_PumpkinHead2009And the final Harvest Revel reward: A hat which turned me into a Pumpkin Head! If only it could make me impervious to Elyos sneak attacks….hmmmm!

Happy Halloween!

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No Tricks, Just Treats… Veterans Rewards Announced!

Trick or TreatSo on Monday night, Aion Source reported the following statement from NCSoft regarding the Harvest Event:

“Harvest Revel is an ancient holiday that was celebrated since before the Cataclysm. It has since been rediscovered and subsequently redefined by the Asmodians and the Elyos based on the drives and needs of each of those societies. This year for Harvest Revel we decided to focus on telling the story, and while I can’t reveal much about our plans for upcoming holiday events, we want to craft holiday events for the future of Aion that resonate with both the game lore and the cultural norms of the West while embracing the potential for fun and diversity from the Eastern game.”

Ok, so there was a little disappointment but the candy that turns you into a cute Fungie or a Drakie…. cool!  I just wish they would’ve made that a little more clear in the original announcement.  With all the talk of  a hunt I think we all got excited about some live event and then it never happened.  But guess what?  NCSoft is giving away treats in the form of Veteran Rewards!  That’s right, we’re all getting rewarded for playing the game.  Currently, you can read about the monthly (that’s right, monthly) rewards up to six months.  Some really awesome loot for sticking around as they try to combat bots and gold spammers.  (I know I’ve reported these guys before.. they show up and farm in basically the same areas and change their names slightly.)  So let’s get back to those tasty treats we can all enjoy as we keep auto/reporting…. Check out the awesomeness that is Veteran Rewards starting November 4th: http://na.aiononline.com/veteranrewards/

Harvest Revel Update

j0436216Another tasty tidbit as you drag out last year’s loot bag to find that you left some bits of candy there from last year. (Can you eat that year old tootsie roll?)  NCSoft rolled out news yesterday of all its Halloween events for all of their games like Guild Wars and CoH/CoV, but they also released this little addition: “Halloween Hat and candy that will transform players into in game creatures.” Wot?!  Yes, a fashionable hat that turns you into a creature from the game.  Gosh I hope it doesn’t turn me into a Mumu Farmer…. I’d hate not being able to see my toes past my belly roll.  No wonder you can’t always loot the belt, it’s prolly stuck in there.  Eeeew!  Ok enough horror for Halloween…. enjoy the Revel in 3 more days!

Revel Without a Cause :: Aion’s First In-Game Holiday Event

HalloweenRevelZoomStarting October 25th, Aion will celebrate Harvest Revel, its first in-game holiday event!  Harvest Revel ends on Halloween (Oct 31).  And we all know that you don’t need a reason to party!  One thing I did enjoy inWoW were the holidays.  It gave me something else to do besides raid, and there were always surprises and goodies.  Ok, some issues with Dark Iron Dwarves one year (gosh, I hope that’s what they called) interrupting BrewFest.  But I digress… this is about the Aion Halloween Event. 

What’s unique and creative about this event is how different it will be for the two races in the game.  Because of the eclipse, the Asmodians will revel in the dark celebrating with an epic hunt led by the Wild Kurthanir hunt leader.  And since hunting can take alot out of a Daeva, there will be lots of traditional dishes to cook and eat!  While the Asomodians are hunting and eating, the Elyos will have their own set of consequences.  They will be invaded by the walking dead.  Villages in Elysea will be overcome by these creatures from the grave, and Dark Knight bands will form to chase them back underground!  (Sounds like Zombieland)  Aion promises new lore and “tasty treats” every day. Happy Hunting!  (Read more from the Offical Aion Announcement: http://powerwiki.na.aiononline.com/aion/Harvest+Revel)