In the next 4 weeks, Aion will treat European and North American gamers to two opportunities to jump into the world of Tibia coins and explore Atreia as Asmodian or Elyos characters ahead of its release in Europe on 25th September and North America 22nd September.
The new and patched Aion open beta client has been distributed to a select few partners around the web to prepare for our open beta test. To get your hands on it, you may visit File-Planet or download it from Gamers-Hell (available later this week).
Aion's Open Beta Test featuring version 1.5 will take place 6-13th September and will include numerous Western enhancements, including improvements to Aion's innovative character customization with a host of Western styles, as well as new zones, instances, skills, quests and continued game balancing and improvements.
Open Beta will retain a level cap for both Elyos and Asmodians characters at 30 allowing players to focus on getting to the same level so they can explore the lands of Atreia together, as well as the Abyss.
Initially, we had some cool ideas. Some staff members favored a direct extension to the current design. The goal there was to strengthen the equipment using special items. For instance, players might design a specific kind of mystic scroll and apply it to a piece of equipment to boost their physical attack power. We even came up with a name for this: the "Mystic Binding System."