Nochsana Training Camp (commonly referred to as NTC) was a level 25+ instance, and the first group instance most players would encounter on their journey. It was originally accessed from the faction's landing in the Lower Layer (Reshanta), but was moved in a later patch: since then Elyos could access it by talking to in Eltnen Fortress (Eltnen), while Asmodians can do the same by seeking out Vallack in Morheim Ice Fortress (Morheim).
In this Balaur training facility, the players are to plot their way through vast numbers of Balaur recruits and their instructors before ultimately downing the fortress' protector. En route they were familiarized with many aspects that define Siege Warfare, such as capturing and activating Artifacts, efficiently demolishing sturdy Fortress Gates, and defeating a Guardian General. As of such, this instance mainly was a way to familiarize players with this aspect of Aion's PvPvE content. However, it also was an efficient source of XP and Balic crafting materials, and was thus frequently ran by players.
In the 6.0 update this instance was removed from the game. Its purpose has since been taken up by the renewed Indratu Fortress, which now acquaints new players with the concept of Sieges in Aion.
The instance consists of three areas. The first is the starting area once you enter the Nochsana Training Camp (area). There are a mixture of normal and elite NPCs here. Be alert for a 5 NPC patrol which, fortunately, has only one elite NPC in the group. A quest NPC, the , can be found here on the artifact. This part of the instance goes relatively quickly and is the least troublesome.
The second is the Nochsana Fortress Gate area right outside of the main fortress. The quest NPCs, and are in this area. After killing those NPCs, you must break down the to enter the next area.
Entering the Nochsana Training Fortress starts the third and most NPC-filled area. Be careful when pulling since they are so close together. Wind your way up and around to clear the fortress. The is on the top level. It is a good idea to clear the NPCs from the Fortress before tackling the last boss.
, the final boss, is easy enough. The two NPCs in front of him pull separately, so no worries there. If there are any other remaining mobs in the final fortress area they will pull with the boss, however, so it is imperative to clear out all nearby mobs in the vicinity beforehand. The General's moves are simple and consist of a simple debuff that can be easily dispelled as well as an area of affect knockdown. Be careful, though, as he does tend to hit pretty hard.
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- The instance was originally only available in the lower layer of Reshanta.
- With the introduction of the Fast Track Server, an additional entrance was added to Eltnen and Morheim.
- However, as of 5.3, due to the required level to enter Reshanta raised to 45, the entrance from Reshanta was removed.
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