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Hi as most know Aion is a Korean game where they pay a monthly sub unlike EU (gameforge) or NA (NCWest) where it is a free to play business model, the biggest change in 5.0 is the new gear that breaks on enchant failure.
Ok so it's harder or they want you to use the cash shop in the west so they also greatly reduced the drop rate of holy upgrade serums and APES (all powerful enchant stones) whereas in Korea they are still relatively plentiful.
This leads to players losing +15 gear or higher on breakages that can not be easily replaced as the source of apes is very limited on EU version especially which means for many that the penalties are much more than the rewards.
After they milked the cash shop for all they can, we can only hope that there will be enough players left for the game still to be viable, my reason for posting is to open their eyes and greatly increase the apes and holy serum drop rates to compensate for what they have done.