Thank you for your patience during this maintenance period.
We recognize that several of our servers are suffering from faction imbalance. On Tiamat, Siel, and Israphel, the Asmodian faction has substantially fewer active players than the Elyos faction. On Kahrun, the number of active players on each side is extremely close.
Please note that having the same number of active players does not mean that one faction is not dominant due to factors such as leadership and amount of people showing up for world events and sieges. We can only attempt to balance the numbers. We cannot force those new players to then unify with their faction and join into server politics and PvP.
Our new program is designed to provide incentives while leveling to encourage new players to choose the Asmodian side. We tried to make the rewards as you progress to end-game be basically too good to pass up. We hope that this will get new people to roll Asmodian, as well as encourage older players to level that Asmo they started ages ago and has just been sitting around collecting dust :)
Click HERE to see the list of items that will be sent out in surveys. These work exactly like the Adventurer's Guide surveys. If you are on the Fast Track server, you must return to your home server to claim the survey. In the list of rewards, you will see a level range. This is the range that survey will be available to you. If not claimed during that level range, it will become unavailable once you level past that specific range. The surveys are also account/server based, so once claimed on a character they cannot be claimed on an alt character on that server again. A new character on another server on the same account COULD still claim them.
Also note that these surveys are not retroactive. The program begins tomorrow after maintenance. If you have already leveled past a certain range, we have no way to distribute those previous rewards to you. You will only be able to claim rewards that you qualify for after the program begins tomorrow.
We will also be running a promotion in the Black Cloud Marketplace to compliment the program. XP amulets, Drop Amulets, the Value Boost pack, Revival stones, 100% Tea of Repose and Greater Running, Courage and Awakening scrolls will all be discounted by 50% when sent to an Asmodian character.
We want to emphasize that this will not solve all of our problems overnight, or even next week. New players choosing Asmo will not reach end-game for weeks, possibly even months. However, this is a step in the direction of faction balance, and it is a step that many of you have been requesting for quite some time!
As PAX Prime draws ever closer we want to remind you about the Aion and Lineage 2 PAX Player Summit on August 31st! All ages are welcome and you do not have to have tickets to PAX in order to attend. Simply print out or bring a digital copy of our invitation to show at the door to get in. Come take part in a fun filled night of karaoke, food, drinks, prizes, and mingling with your fellow gamers! Click "Read More" for more information!
Recently, we began our rotation of housing phases, allowing players to bid on houses in more areas, without waiting for the prior phase to sell out. Going forward, during each phase rotation all villages within a given state will open during that phase! In addition, Kahrun's phase schedule will now match the schedules of Israphel, Tiamat, and Siel!
Refer to the following list for the new schedules:
We hope these new changes will allow players to have even more choices when selecting their dream home in Aion!
Today we want to introduce you to a new forum initiative that encourages the community to help facilitate a positive, constructive atmosphere for all Aion players: the Aion Volunteer Moderator program!
Read on to find out more about how you can help make the forums an enjoyable place for all Aion players!
The maintenance will take approximately four hours.
Housing will be in the following phases:
- Kahrun - Phase I
- Tiamat - Phase IV
- Siel - Phase IV
- Israphel - Phase IV
Click here for more details about the different housing phases.
Please note that the website will be down, and so we will be unable to communicate with you on the forums. Be sure to check Twitter and Facebook for updates during the downtime!
Thank you for your patience!
Aion and Lineage II are hosting a Player Summit at this year's PAX, and we want to hear from YOU! Come join us on August 31, 2012 for food, fun, prizes, and a chance to give your feedback to the developers! No PAX ticket necessary! Click "Read More" for full details on how to get in on the party!