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Rifting Trial Update

Greetings, Daevas!


In early December, we started a rifting trial focused on adjusting the protection for defenders in their homelands. The protection for defenders in Heiron and Beluslan was removed. The protection of defenders in Morheim and Eltnen was kept in place, but lowered.


Before the holidays, we surveyed players in-game regarding the trial changes. The survey responses showed:

The majority of players agreed with having a change to the large protective buffs put in place in for rifting.


The majority of players agreed with having the



We are extending the rifting trial a few more weeks. You have told us that lower level characters could use a bit more protection, and so we are planning to slightly increase the amount of protection for defending characters in Morheim and Eltnen.

Near the end of the trial, we will again survey you (our players) to gauge your opinions on the changes introduced in this rifting trial. We then plan to return the rifting protections back to their previous levels, analyze your responses, and communicate with you about what plans are in regards to rifting and the protection for defenders.

Thank you so much for your participation, interest, and feedback throughout this process.


Update 2.1 Part 2 and Upcoming Atreia's Artisan Expo

Greetings, Daevas!


The Aion® 2.1 Part 2 update is heading to the North American and European Union test servers (PTS) on Thursday, January 20, 2011, and we've scheduled its release to the live servers on Wednesday, January 26, 2011. The 2.1 Part 2 update focuses on crafting in Aion, and it includes new crafting recipes. We'll post the release notes when the update is pushed to the PTS.


Many of you are working on skilling up your crafting professions. In celebration of this patch's crafting focus, the Atreia's Artisan Expo event is coming back for an entire week. From January 26 through February 2, the craftspeople of Atreia will have a blowout weeklong event featuring accelerated crafting, essencetapping, and aethertapping. Start imagining the new things you'll be able to make now!

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Server Maintenance 3:30 a.m. PST, January 12, 2011

Greetings Daevas,

We will be bringing the Aion servers down at 3:30 a.m. PST, January 12, 2011 (more) for maintenance.


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

Thank you for your patience!

-The Aion Community Team


New Victor Shugo Mythbreakers!

Greetings Daevas!


Victor Shugo has delivered a new set of experiments! These are based on questions sent in by your fellow Daevas. This particular reveal focus on a second set of myth questions. If you have a question for Victor Shugo, please send it in to vshugo@ncsoft.com


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Sneak Peek at the Korean 2.5 patch

Greetings Daevas,


The Aion 2.5 patch was pushed to the Korean player test server today. As a service to our Daevas, we have posted the translated 2.5 patch notes that outline the features and changes in this update. However, remember that these patch release notes highlight features that may be region specific to Korea, and specific features may not apply across all territories.


-The Aion Community Team

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Free and Manual Transfer Reminder

Hello Daevas,


Free transfers using the character transfer account service ended today. (That service is transitioning to a paid service.) However, you can still put in a character transfer request for a manual transfer if you meet the criteria.

Addendum:

Just to clarify, these manual transfers are free and not part of the paid transfer service. We are now manually transferring players who meet the set criteria, rather than giving everyone a free transfer ticket. Free tickets have the potential to upset the already delicate server balance we are trying to get a handle on. Had we used them, we would have ended with long and frustrating transfer queues for ALL of the players looking to move.



Server Maintenance 3:30 a.m. PST, January 5, 2011

Wewill be bringing the Aion servers down at 3:30 a.m. PST, January 5, 2011 (more)for maintenance.


The Aion website will also be serviced and therefore remain inaccessible during the maintenance.

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

Thank you for your patience!