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PostedNov 01, 2012 11:21 am   Last edited by TheNinjaKitten on Feb 03, 2013 4:02 pm. Edited 2 times in total

Aeria Points (AP)

AP Basics, Purchasing AP, Earning Free AP, FunCard Trading
Aeria Points (AP)

Contents:
  • Basics
  • How to Purchase AP
  • Purchase Options
  • Ways to Earn AP
  • FunCard Trading


Official FAQ

Basics
 
Aeria prides itself on being one of the leading free-to-play (f2p) game distributors on the Internet. This means that, under no circumstances, will players be required to pay a single cent to play their wide variety of games. However, in order to stay in business, many of the games adopt a pay-to-play (p2p) system, where players can pay real money for a chance to improve their game play experience or make the games easier to win.

Aeria Points are the real-money currency of Aeria Games (AGE), and are universally used in every Aeria game. AP can be spent in any Aeria game, be traded for other currencies, but cannot be bought for any other currency or gained in any trading system. This provides AGE with a uni-directional profit and players with an advantage from their standard game play. One United States Dollar (USD) is equal to 100 AP. Here is a simple and effective site to translate world currencies for comparison.

Many AGE games feature in-game item malls with AP purchasing capabilities. These will direct the user to the website.

First, read this entire post. Then if you still have a billing question, concern, or if your AP isn't purchasing/accessible, etc. you should send a ticket through the Contact Us page.

AP and Item Purchase History

Your complete history of AP purchases, prizes, rewards, etc. can be found here.
Likewise, your complete game item purchase history can be found here. This also includes gifted items, in addition to items purchased in game and in the web malls. This does not include non-AP based purchased or gifted items.

Reward Points
*Reward Points are currently disabled. There is no set date for when they will be re-enabled.

On the Purchase History page you can also view your Reward Points history. Reward Points are similar to Bonus Cash; they are Extra AP points that you receive at no additional cost. However, you cannot use your Reward Points until 90 days after you received them with an AP purchase.
At the bottom of the Reward Point history screen, you will see the dates when you purchased AP, the status of those Reward Points, and the date when you will be able to use them. Once the 90 days have passed, you will be able to click in the highlighted column to activate your Reward Points.

 


How to Purchase AP
 
1. Go to the Main Aeria Games Website - http://www.aeriagames.com/

2. Click the Buy AP button located at the top of the page on the drop-down that appears when you hover over your current AP amount.



3. Make sure the appropriate currency is selected from the top drop-down menu.



4. You then will be able to choose from a vast variety of Payment Options. Choose the Payment Option that is best for you.
Please keep in mind that each Payment Option is different, and it may take longer to get your AP using some of them compared to others.



5. Select the Amount you'd like.
Amounts you can choose from will vary from Option to Option.

6. Click the Proceed button once you have chosen your Amount.



7. The Confirmation is the final step before receiving your AP. You will notice the Amount Purchased, the Default AP obtained, as well as any additional Bonus amount. Click the Proceed button once you have confirmed that your purchase info is correct.



8. You will be directed to the website of the company handling the transaction (for example, PayPal) and prompted to give some information to complete your purchase.

Some Payment Options award your AP faster than others and can take from 10 minutes to 7 days.  


Purchase Options
 
While AP is usually purchased with real money, there are multiple options to choose from. AP purchases are non-refundable, with the exception of a technical error. AP cannot be transferred from one account to another under any circumstances. Note that AP may take a few minutes, or even hours before appearing on your account.

If you experience AP Recharge Center issues, try clearing your browser history, deleting all cookies, logging out, closing the browser and then logging back in. That will fix most issues. If not, try using a different browser.

You can compare purchase options between different countries here.

Credit Card

The available credit card payment options accept most major credit cards, and provide additional savings which are displayed in red. "PayPal Recurring" is the recommended type of credit card payment, currently with a 75% savings and a repeating payment plan. Each payment option provides slightly different services which will appear when you hover the mouse over a payment plan.

Cash & E-Wallet

Cash-based payment options are able to avoid using credit cards, often by using Gift Cards.

Prepaid

Prepaid cards are available in a multitude of gaming stores, shops, and markets around the world, and act similar to gift cards. They have prepaid amounts of AP on them, as well as codes on the backs. To use them, locate the code, and proceed to this page. Select your prepaid card type, and proceed to the payment amount page. You should see the following code input fields:



Enter the code(s) from the back of the card (if codes are already visible and have previously been activated purchase will not work), and click proceed. Confirm the code is correct and proceed to complete purchase.

Charge to Mobile

AP is also able to be purchased from mobile (cell) phones and related devices. This allows increased security and avoids using credit cards, but also produces the lowest savings.  


Ways to Earn AP

 
AGE provides players with several different ways to gain AP for free, the most common being on the Offers page. All of the offers on this page are free, but some may require you to subscribe to a service, try a product, etc. A vast number of offers are available, but some offers report a delay or may not work for all players. Note, there are absolutely, positively, no free AP sites except the Aeria Offers page. Any player claiming otherwise is lying, and any site claiming otherwise is a scam site, and is to be avoided.

Sponsors

Relevant: Be sure to also check out:
[Guide] Doing Free AP Offers While Preventing Spam & Viruses


The Offers page includes a long list of Sponsors, each supporting different ways to earn AP. If you don't like the offers one sponsor presents, click another one for a different range of offers. A sponsor is an associate of AGE who provides an advertisement or service and grants you AP for completing it, benefiting their business and your AP balance.



 
Types of Offers

Under each sponsor, there are several main types of offers, organizable by factors like "free", "video", "survey", "download", etc. Here are how each major offer group works (in order of overall experience):

Video Offers

Video offers are the newest type of offer, and act very much like a commercial. They each show a video player, and the viewer needs to follow the viewing requirements, such as watching the whole video, repeating a code or phrase which appears in the video, or clicking a button which appears when the video is finished. If the viewer fails to meet the requirements, that individual offer may become unavailable to them. Some videos can be repeated multiple times. New videos are constantly being added, often on a daily basis, and the majority of them are very short (around 30 seconds on average). However, since these offers are so common and easy, they each provide only a small amount of AP (1-5 AP per video on average), and must be completed in bulk for the rewards to amount to much.

Download Offers

Download offers usually provide the most AP (Hundreds of AP per offer), making them one of the most favored, but under-used offer types. Most of the download offers work, provided that the end user follows the steps as intended. Fear not, none of the download files have viruses, or will harm your computer in any way. Most are quick and direct, and will give the end user generous amounts of AP. These offers are only available once each, and may disappear if they are not completed correctly.

Survey Offers

Survey offers require the player to complete a questionnaire or survey, and usually provide substantial AP, often hundreds of AP per survey offer. These offers may take up to an hour to complete each, and will require genuine and accurate input. They may also require an e-mail address, and ask the player to subscribe to non-Aeria based product offers. These offers usually require a cell-phone number so they can send you the survey results.

Trial Offers

Trial offers ask the user to participate in a product trial, often in the world outside of the internet. The offers will provide a product to the player and the player must engage with said product until the individual offer requirements are met.  


Events

Occasionally, Product Managers or Game Masters may host events with AP prizes. These events are almost always forum-based, and test players creativity. For these events, the prize method will usually consist of a redeemable code being sent to the winners via private message to their forum inbox. This code can be redeemed here, after which the reward AP should be transferred to your account.

E-Mail Prizes

Aeria has occasionally sent out free AP rewards to players via their account e-mail. This is sometimes done for a holiday or corporate take-over, something fun for all, where they can show appreciation to players. The e-mails usually include step-by-step instructions on how to redeem the rewards, and may not only apply to AP. Aeria often sends out e-mails for item-related rewards. Note, these e-mails often get sent to the 'spam' folder by mistake, but players should always verify that the e-mail is legitimate before using it. Not everybody will receive these e-mails, but for your change to get them, go to your profile, go to 'Edit Profile' at the top left, go to 'Notifications', check the box under 'Aeria Games Communications', input any verification text which may be required, and click 'Submit', from which point you should receive e-mails from Aeria.

AP Wheel

Recently, Aeria has tried several events regarding an AP-based wheel of fortune. The concept is simple, players can either purchase 1 or 10 spins for a fixed amount of AP, like a loot wheel. Then the wheel spins and lands on different AP values like maybe 10 AP or 25 AP, with a large grand prize like 10,000 AP.  


FunCard Trading
 
Superman0X wrote:
What can we SELL these AP Codes for?
Aeria Games will allow the sale of these codes for in game items in our games. We will NOT allow the sale of these codes for real money, aeria accounts, or item/accounts from other games. Advertising any of these prohibited transactions will result in loss of service to the account.  

What does this mean? It means that if you get scammed, your money/AP will not be refunded. The GMs do not condone this method but they do not prohibit it either. If you decide to do it, it is at your own risk.

Note: GSs and GMs can not assist you in trades involving FunCards.

Sellers of Fun Cards can be scammed too. Please remember that a player can always claim the number doesn't work thus getting their items back and pocketing your AP. This is why GM's don't condone this type of trade. There is always a chance of getting scammed. This is also why it's best to only trade with well known players. Do your research before taking this risk. Frequent your server's Barter section and lurk topics that have to do with buying/selling AP. You'll soon be able to gather who is well known and who isn't.  
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coduxs

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PostedNov 01, 2012 12:33 pm
I feel like such a downer right now. I tried to click the options. >.>

Nice Work Very Happy

aerokins

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PostedNov 12, 2012 11:47 pm
karma. great work!

Lil_Lilithh

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PostedDec 17, 2012 8:33 pm
I just don't want this to be pay2win :l

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lestat_anil

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PostedDec 17, 2012 9:18 pm
Depends on how they approach it, really. No way to tell what will change between the native version and ours in relation to the cash shop and what items and/or services are/aren't made available through it.

GodofAcid

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PostedDec 21, 2012 3:11 am
Thanks for this Smile There are multiple ways to buy AP and it's nice to have them all summarized like this. Easy enough to obtain most of them too.

iviaran

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PostedJan 09, 2013 9:45 am
Thanks for the info. Too bad i can't use sms payment option in my country .

whoeverxwins

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PostedJan 10, 2013 11:00 am
Nice work, but I wouldn't trust the download thing for free AP. Aeria doesn't have control over these offers. They may try to screen them, but I have heard of people getting viruses from the downloads.

The surveys I've tried to do and they have such an extensive process for deciding if you even qualify to TAKE the survey that it's not worth the trouble. I've spent 20 minutes before filling out the pre-survey only to be told after that I don't meet their requirements.

There are some things like the Dilbert newsletter that sends stuff to your email. Those seem to be harmless and I have gotten a good deal of AP accepting them. (Dilbert was 100 AP alone, if I recall correctly) You may end up with a bunch of junk mail from it, but hey, that's what the junk folder is for, right? XD

The free videos are the easiest, of course. You don't get a lot for them, but they do add up. They aren't hard to do, especially if they aren't the sort to quiz you at the end. Just leave them running while you do something else.

I normally buy AP monthly, but I sometimes do the free AP offers to get a little extra, or if I'm running low at the end of the month and want to buy something. (Disabled and on a fixed budget, so free is good!)

Anyway, just thought I'd add my recommendations from my own experience.

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PostedJan 15, 2013 9:16 pm

HELP PLEASE

I went to buy AP and it said the page isn't avaliable for first time buyers, so I searched it and found your account has to be 72 hours old (3 days) but my account IS 72 hours old! So I'm really confused right now. HELP PLEASE??

TheNinjaKitten

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PostedJan 16, 2013 3:14 am

Re: HELP PLEASE

PbOwl wrote:
I went to buy AP and it said the page isn't avaliable for first time buyers, so I searched it and found your account has to be 72 hours old (3 days) but my account IS 72 hours old! So I'm really confused right now. HELP PLEASE??  


As a first time buyer you are limited to one purchase a day of no more than $50. This is raised to $150 3 days after your first purchase.

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