Aeria Points Basics:
Aeria prides itself on being one of the leading free-to-play 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-win 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, or AP 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 HERE
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.
IJJI, another major gaming company, is currently (2/13/2012) being assimilated into the AGE gaming company. The IJJI currency, G-Coins, which are the IJJI version of AP, will each be worth 10 AP. After the transition to Aeria is completed, the G-Coins will be gone, and each player will have 10 AP for every G-Coin they had while playing with IJJI.
While AP is usually purchased with real money
, and 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. The S-89 error is a temporary confirmation process. Once the system confirms a transaction, the error message will disappear and your missing AP will be deposited into your account. The same can be said if you have -1 or -2 AP. It will revert back to normal before the end of the day. 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. More information HERE
You can compare purchase options between different countries HERE
, with the full explanation and description HERE
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 55% 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 and E-Wallet:
Cash-based payment options are able to avoid using credit cards, often by using Gift Cards.
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, 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: HERE
, the input fields being highlighted in red in the image. 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.
Other Ways to Earn Aeria Points:
Wondering how you can gain AP without spending money? 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 through their teeth, and any site claiming otherwise is a scam site, and is to be avoided like the plague.
page includes a long list of SPONSORS
(highlighted in red
), 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 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.
~Recommended by [GS]Girly~
Download offers are my personal favorite, and 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 I have tested 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.
~Recommended as the best offers by [GS]Girly~
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.
~Note that these offers are time consuming and the non-Aeria based product offers may send a torrent of E-mails. Not recommended by [GS]Girly~
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.
~Cautiously recommended by [GS]Girly~
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.
~Highly recommended by [GS]Girly~
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. HERE
is another explanation of how to receive e-mail prizes.
~Highly recommended by [GS]Girly~
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.
~I, [GS]Girly, highly, HIGHLY, advise staying far away from this. For every player who wins the grand prize, around 500 players lose AP, and if anybody wants to play it, they should spin it no more than 10 times, maximum.~
Who has AP?
The question everybody just keeps asking...
Product Managers/Game Masters have:
Nearly unlimited AP. This is used to host events and distribute prizes, primarily. They do NOT gift people who beg them. Do NOT beg Aeria employees for money or favors.
Game Sages/Forum Game Sages have:
Limited AP. We get paid LIMITED amounts of AP, which we mostly use for hosting events. Under no circumstance do we have enough AP to gift everybody who asked for something, nor would we be legally or morally required or even inclined to do so. Like PM/GM, we are NOT made of money. We spend AP for events, personal use, or testing purposes, and no amount of begging us for money will change that. Like with PM/GM, do NOT attempt to extort, lie, or guilt us into gifting you something, because it is GROSSLY transparent and will probably result in you being blocked. Do NOT attempt to insult our GS qualifications just because we don't give gifts to players who do nothing to earn it. Unless you are a GS, you have no right to insight into what AP we may or may not have, nor to ANY applications thereof. Begging GS for AP extensively or after being asked to stop may qualify as stalking/harassment.
Players like you have AP.That AP is theirs, and ONLY theirs, to do with as they please. Kindly avoid begging them for AP. They are no different from you, and there is no good reason why they should spend their hard-earned money to make you happy. Additionally, as stated before, AP cannot be transferred from one account to another. Any player who claims they will add AP to your account is a scammer, and should NOT be trusted. The same can be said from almost all players who want to trade items in a non-orthodox trading system. Example: Shaiya has an orthodox trading system, in the Bootleggery, and players can SAFELY trade items between themselves. In contrast, if a player says "I'll send you a gift after you send me one", they are almost certainly a scammer, which should usually be reported HERE
, with evidence.
TROLLING OR FLAMING AGAINST AP USERS IS PROHIBITED AND NONCOMPLIANCE WITH THIS RULE MAY RESULT IN A BAN.
Note the warning HERE
. Aeria is a business, and needs a form of income. We try to maintain a high degree of balance between AP users and non-AP users, but are not always able to do so. Many (TOO MANY) people in Wolf Team and other games have commented that there needs to be a higher degree of balance, and while we acknowledge and are trying to meet these concerns, NOBODY has the right to blame other AP users for an imbalance. Using AP and complaining about AP users is hypocritical at best, and not using AP means you are already getting a free service, and have no right to complain about the quality of said service. Those other AP users are NO DIFFERENT from you. They are just trying to meet any imbalance and rise above it, the same as every other player.
Banned Players have:
Been pwned. When a player breaks a rule or rules beyond a reasonable degree, regardless of how much AP they may or may not buy, they can be subject to a permanent ban. When a player is permanently banned, they will no longer have access to their AP, items, character, or ANYTHING related to that account (except potentially forum access). Their AP will NOT be refunded, nor will they have any type of reimbursement. If they must cause problems, then they must be punished.
Uses for AP:
Aeria Points are a universal currency for ALL Aeria games, and since it's costly, this means that it is used to buy all the best items, characters, power-ups, etc.
The Value of AP:
Some Aeria Games have better currency rates than others. For example, Shaiya items might cost 6,000 AP, while Wolf Team items of an equal power might sell for 1,200 AP. Likewise, items which are equal in cost, are not necessarily equal in benefits. Be sure to compare all available items and their worth before purchasing. Also, if you are purchasing items for a specific mode, such as in Wolf Team, you should review this LIST
to see which items are compatible for which modes.
Credits to GirlyCarDemon original thread can be viewed here: http://www.aeriagames.com/forums/en/viewtopic.php?t=1490159