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Server Maintenance and Black Cloud Marketplace update May 9, 5:30 AM CDT

We will be bringing the Aion servers down for maintenance tomorrow, May 9, at 5:30 AM CDT. During this time we will be bringing a major update to the Black Cloud Marketplace to coincide with the server maintenance. Estimated time to complete is approximately 3 hours; please note that additional time may be required to ensure the massively-updated Black Cloud Marketplace and the Aion servers open at the same time!

The Aion website will also be inaccessible during this maintenance period as we service it for the update.

We will keep players informed via our Facebook page and Twitter. Thank you for your patience!

Store Update coming Wednesday, May 9!

Greetings Daevas!

Get ready to gear up this Wednesday, May 9, with a massive update to the Black Cloud Marketplace!

We're adding over 100 new items including mounts, pets, housing items, felicitous socketing supplements, and much much more!

We're also bundling popular items together to bring our players more value: look for emote packs (old and new!), as well as a 15-day Administrator's Boon Passes and 15-day AP Boost Packs, more than doubling the duration of the current versions! (Please note that the 7-day versions of these items will no longer be available following the update. Now would be a great time to stock up on the 7-day Administrator's Boons and AP Boost Pack, as the price will be lower than the 15-day versions!)

Check out the Black Cloud Marketplace update Wednesday, May 9!


The Broken Alliance Event: rifting and rewards from 5/2 to 5/16!

To face the growing Balaur threat, Elyos and Asmodians were forced into a shaky alliance. Now, as the reluctant allies travel further into Balaur territory, their uneasy truce breaks and Elyos and Asmodians find themselves at each others' throats!

A Broken Alliance is a two-week long event from Wednesday, May 2, to Wednesday, May 16. Here's what Daevas can look forward to:

Rifting Event!

Every day during A Broken Alliance, all rifting portals will open from 6pm to 10pm Central Time in Beluslan and Heiron! Fight to your heart's content as faction protection buffs in Morheim, Beluslan, Eltnen, and Heiron are lifted (rifts will spawn naturally in Morheim and Eltnen); but be aware the slayer system will be in effect on all servers!

Daily, weekly, and special rewards!

Support your faction on the battlefield and receive a daily survey reward: a Half Rabbit Shugo Form Candy, which increases your speed and strike and spell resistance! Kill at least one enemy each week and receive a weekly [Event] Small Chaos Candy Box! You'll want to be active on the battlefield, because the 100th, 200th, and 300th players on each faction who qualify will each receive a very special Cirruspeed mount!

Legendary Raid Monster spawn!

Each Sunday during the Broken Alliance Event legendary monsters Ragnarok and Omega will spawn in Belusran and Heiron, respectively! Ragnarok spawns for Asmodians at 7pm Central; Omega spawns for Elyos at 9pm Central!


Server Maintenance 3:30 a.m. PDT, May 2, 2012

We will be bringing the Aion servers down at 3:30 a.m. PDT, May 2, 2012 (more) for maintenance.

The maintenance is estimated to take no longer than 3 hours.

May 2 - May 16: Broken Alliance Event

Find out more about the Broken Alliance event here!


Server maintenance 4/25; housing auctions open tomorrow!

Live servers will be down for maintenance beginning at 5:30 a.m. Central Time tomorrow. Estimated time of completion for the maintenance is 8:30 a.m. Central Time.

Following the maintenance, housing auctions in Oriel and Pernon will begin!

Massively: the skinny on housing, and auction dates revealed!

Massively takes an in-depth look at player housing in Aion, and has the exclusive scoop on what you've all been waiting for: the dates of the housing auctions! Head to Massively, check out the details, and mark your calendars!

Pando Media Booster temporarily not required

We have temporarily removed Pando Media Booster so that we can test a variety of server-side adjustments regarding download completion rates and further refine the service we provide our players. We will bring Pando Media Booster back once we've optimized our service to provide the best download rates possible.

Currently, players may download and update Aion: Ascension™ directly through the NC Launcher.