In Aion, the name of the game is to make as much Kinah as possible to buy all the rare goodies and armor you need to compete when it comes time to lay into your opponents in the Abyss. However, making that Kinah can be a trying endeavor – one that takes a great deal of time and energy, even for those that know exactly how to do it. So, to help get people started, here are the three fundamentals of Kinah making in Aion:
1. Farming and Gathering
The first thing you will be doing, no matter what profession you choose or what method of making Kinah you prefer, is to farm and extract from the gathering nodes located throughout the game. These nodes will be available to anyone who has leveled up their skill and purchased the necessary upgrades. It is recommended that everyone do this to keep from having to pay for the materials from other farmers. Additionally, you will be able to get rare procs and to farm on rare or named mobs while out there gathering. These mobs can drop any number of items that are worth a tremendous profit in the Trade Broker.
The next section of Kinah making is crafting itself. There are six primary crafting professions including Alchemy, Armorsmithing, Cooking, Tailoring, Handicrafting, and Weaponsmithing. Any character can choose from all 6 of these, but you can only master one of them at a time. This means that you will only gain access to the highest level recipes from one of them by the time you are Level 50. You should level up your professions with work orders to save Kinah and time, and then work on developing your recipe stash by farming in the Abyss.
3. Private Store and Trade Broker
There are two ways to sell items – either with your private store directly to other players or with the Trade Broker, an in-game auction house of sorts. The best way to do this is to specialize in one type of item for your private store and then focus on finding a good location and good strategy for selling those items. Sell everything else in the Trade Broker so that you can you focus on the proper buy low and sell high strategy for that venue.
For those that successfully combine these three tenets of the Aion economy, the game is that much easier to master. For everyone else, it becomes a matter of guessing the basics of the game and hoping that they reward you with Kinah. The choice of which method works best should be obvious.