Recently we invited Aion players to the Seattle studio to preview 3.0 and give player feedback! An awesome time was had by all who participated! Players got to play on the internal test server and see the new mounts, housing, instances, and maps. Afterwards, we interviewed them to get their reactions and feedback on both 3.0 and Truly Free. Tune in the see what they thought!
Fool's Day is here again, and chaos reigns among the monsters. Named bosses have escaped from various instances, and are running amok! Fortunately, they don't seem to be up to their normal strength, so it's up to you resourceful Daevas to make sure they don't get too far out of control.
You might even get a thing or two out of itbut be warned: it's a bad idea to trust something you found on Fool's Day
Click the image to see the full details!
Fool's Day runs from Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 to Wednesday April 4th, 2012.
When monsters start appearing outside of the instances they're normally safely trapped in, you know something's wrong. When they turn out to be carrying fantastic weaponry, be suspicious indeed. Time to check the date. Oh, yesmust be Fool's Day!
We will be bringing the Aion servers down at 3:30 a.m. PDT, March 28, 2012 (more) for maintenance.
The maintenance is estimated to take approximately 10 hours.
During this time, on the servers Zikel and Vaizel, all characters level 9 and below that have been inactive for over one year will be deleted. This applies to all characters, even those on active accounts, if they have not been logged into since March 28, 2011.
After these characters have been deleted, Vaizel and Zikel will be merged together to form a new server - Tiamat.
The server merge FAQ is available here.
- March 28 - April 4: 'Behind Enemy Lines' Recurring Rifting Event
- March 28 - April 4: Fool's Day Event
The Aion website will also be serviced. After the merge occurs for the servers, the web team will need to complete necessary tasks on the databases for the website. The Aion website will be unavailable from 10:30 a.m. PDT (more)to 3 p.m. PDT (more)to complete these tasks.
Since the website will be unavailable, any changes to the schedule will be announced on Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to make sure you get the most up-to-date info available!
Thank you for your patience!
Here are the details of how name conflicts will be resolved!
In order to minimize name conflicts caused by low level inactive characters, all characters below level 9 that have been inactive for over one year (have not logged in since March 28, 2011) will be deleted. This applies to ALL characters, not just characters on inactive accounts. If you have a character on your active account that is below level 9, but you have not logged into that character in over a year, log in before the merge and the character will not be deleted.
*Hint* If you can't remember the last time you logged into a low level character, go ahead and log in just to be safe!
The servers will be merged during weekly maintenance this Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Vaizel characters will not have their name changed during the merge itself. Characters on Zikel who have a name conflict will have their name changed to a series of letters and numbers (example T456jp1). Zikel characters whose names are changed will receive a name change ticket.
*Important* You should select a new name immediately, even if you plan to appeal the name. You will not be able to group with others, or receive credit from dredge unless you have changed your name so that it no longer has numbers in it.
Zikel players and legions that lose their names can send a petition to Customer Service to appeal to get their name back. Click the buttons above to see the process! Please understand that we are doing our best to provide the most fair process to everyone involved!
Players have two weeks (3/28 4/11) from the date of the merge to appeal their names. Appeals sent after the 2 week deadline will not be considered.
Tune in to see Aion: Ascension producer Adam Christensen discuss 3.0, Truly Free, and also enjoy some stunning new 3.0 footage!
As you know one of the defining features of Aion is the ability of both the Elyos and the Asmodians to engage in martial contests for vast tracts of Atreia. As the game and Daevas have evolved a clear imbalance has take hold on some servers preventing the all-important PvP activity which everyone enjoys.
As a result NCSOFT has decided to take action in the near future to remedy this state of affairs!
On March 28, 2012 we will merge the populations of the Zikel and Vaizel servers. The new server will be named "Tiamat" after the last of the ascended Dragon Lords. It is our hope that this new server is as powerful and resilient as it's namesake.
We will be bringing the Aion servers down at 3:30 a.m. PDT, March 21, 2012 (more) for maintenance.
The maintenance is estimated to take no longer than 3 hours.
- March 23 - March 26: Double XP and 30% Increased AP Weekend
- February 27 - March 28: On to Glory Event
The Aion website will also be serviced and therefore remain inaccessible during the maintenance.
Thank you for your patience!