First, on behalf of everyone here at NCSOFT, we wish you a happy new year to you and your family. May 2011 bring you everything that you have ever wanted in your personal, professional, and gaming lives!
As you know from our last issue of Eye on Community of 2010, we decided to move from a weekly to a monthly format to provide you more meaty content and a more interesting read. This issue was pushed back due to legal reasons. This threw a slight kink into the systems. However, moving forward we're going to work around those issues to bring you quality news and content. We apologize for the inconvenience.
This issue marks the start of this new format. In this revamped Eye on Community, the column will contain cornerstone topics and standalone feature articles. Cornerstone topics include the monthly summary (which you are currently reading) and community news, creative highlights (videos, screenshots, music, and so), and contests.
Standalone articles will vary from month to month. They might feature a player or a Legion, provide news from Korea (patch notes, videos, fan creations), share topics and quotes of the month, offer players' tips, focus on the most popular items recently sold on the Trade Broker, or deliver whatever other interesting information that pops up for you. The standalone articles will provide variety, so we give you as much entertaining and interesting information to read as possible through Eye on Community.
Let's come back to the highlights of this month, shall we?
The Aion 2.1 Part 2 update headed to the North American and European live servers on Wednesday, January 26, 2011. Aion 2.1 part 2 focuses on crafting in Aion, and includes new crafting recipes.