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Head back to school in style with the Black Cloud Marketplace!

Summer may be ending, but no need to fret—a new school year is a chance to show off your new threads!

Starting tomorrow, September 5, you can pick up some stylish school uniforms at the Black Cloud Marketplace. Be the most à la mode academic in Atreia with new Couture Clothing and Uptown Apparel!

Worried that you might show up to school wearing the exact same thing as your peers? Customize your clothes even further with dyes! We've added some new colors to the Black Cloud Marketplace, and here's the best part: most dyes in the store are now permanent! We've heard our players on this one, and now you can permanently dye your clothing in most colors!

A new month also means new CUBE bonuses! Purchasing a Large CUBE rewards 1x Phoenix Gold Crate; Medium CUBE purchases include a bonus 1x White Tiger Jade Crate. Open the Phoenix Gold and White Tiger Jade Crates for the following special items:

Finally, no Back-to-School event is complete without discounts, but forget sales—we're permanently lowering prices on many items in the Black Cloud Marketplace! That's right, we've decreased the prices on many items, saving you anywhere from 33% to a whopping 66%! These aren't time-limited sales—these are the new prices!

Head to the Black Cloud Marketplace tomorrow, September 5, for the Back-to-School extravaganza!

Scheduled maintenance September 5

There will be a scheduled maintenance tomorrow, September 5, from 5:30 AM to 9:00 AM Central Time. Thank you for your patience during this maintenance period.

Maintenance August 29

There will be a scheduled maintenance tomorrow, August 29, from 5:30am to 9:00am Central Time.

Thank you for your patience during this maintenance period.

Introducing Faction Incentives!

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!

Join us for the Aion & L2 Player Summit at PAX! (No PAX ticket required!)

Greetings Daevas!

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!

New Program - Aion Volunteer Forum Moderator!

Greetings, Daevas!

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!

New housing phase changes!

New housing changes are in effect!

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!