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Server Maintenance 12:30 a.m. PDT, September 29, 2010

Greetings Daevas,

We will be bringing the Aion servers down at 12:30 a.m. PDT, September 29, 2010 (more) for maintenance.

The maintenance is estimated to take no longer than 2 hours.

Thank you for your patience!

—The Aion Community Team

Eye on Community 9-24-2010

Greetings Daevas,

Happy anniversary. Daevas! This week marks our one-year anniversary in Aion. We have enjoyed exploring the world of Atreia alongside you this past year and are looking forward to another wonderful year in Aion.

The scorching heat of summer is still in full swing. Daevas all over Atreia are sporting shades, hats, and swimsuits as the event simmers up. You still have plenty of time to get out your flippy-floppies and join in the celebration! The event runs through October 13.

Along with September 22 marking our one-year anniversary, it also launched Daeva's Day. Join us for cake, party hats, and revelry as we celebrate …

Farewell Daevas

Greetings Daevas,

We've been through a lot together over the last year, but the winds of change are blowing in my life, and the time has come to say goodbye. Today is my last day at NCSOFT. It's been a wild ride, and one that has been full of excitement, success, and all around happiness. I'm ever-grateful to NCSOFT for giving me the opportunity to serve you. It's been a positive and transformative experience that I'll never forget.

I'm writing you today not as an employee of NCSOFT, but as a fellow Daeva and friend. It dawned on me over the last week how lucky I am to have had something that makes saying goodbye so difficult. The support that I've received this week through private messages, public forum posts, and even phone calls (from a resourceful few of you) has touched me personally. For that, I'd like to express a heart felt thanks.

Now that the mushy stuff is out of the way, I'd like to recap the first year of …

New Round of Character Transfers - 2010-09-23

Greetings Daevas!

Signups for the next round of character transfers will begin on Thursday, September 23 at 1:00 p.m. PDT. Characters who have signed up for this round will be transferred on Wednesday, September 29 during the server downtime.

If you miss this round, don't worry. You'll have another opportunity next week.

—The Aion Community Team


Aion Anniversary Note From Lance Stites

Hello Friends and Daevas,

I bring salutations on such an auspicious day—the first year anniversary of the launch of Aion!

I want to express my deepest appreciation and respect to all our fans; we could not have come this far without you, as you have helped us make Aion what it is today, a triple-A MMO comprised of a world class community.

We launched Aion last September with great anticipation and fanfare and quickly exceeded the million player mark making it the biggest launch for NCSOFT West so far. This instant success came with some challenges, as players experienced server queues due to the massive demand from players eager to play the game that took South Korea by storm. Since ironing out the kinks, we've managed help streamline the player experience, hosted numerous in-game activities, and hammered out two major free updates; the 1.9 patch — a direct result of feedback from our North American and European players — and the recent release of Assault on Balaurea.

In addition to new levels, zones and solo instances, the updates introduced some important game changes intended to improve the enjoyment of the game across both lower and higher levels, including a smoother leveling curve, skills, increased drop rates and other quality-of-life improvements. And we can't forget about our useful, practical and at times adorable (a word I rarely use unless I mean it) pets, something I've personally enjoyed playing with since their introduction into the game.

While some of you have already reached level 55, we know there are still countless hours of fun to be had within the instances, fortress sieges and Dredgion battles. We're also aware that no matter what we put out, you want more. We don't blame you and trust me when I say the feeling is mutual. That's why we're not resting. We're actively working on the next update and are just as excited for it as we were for Assault on Balaurea. While we can't share everything because we're still working on the details, new western specific events, continuing refinement to drop rates and experience, a 64-bit client to make performance better than ever and expanded pet functionality are a few things we know are coming.

Even the community team knows that you want more and that's why they recently kicked off Scorching Heat, an event that allows you to cash in earned tokens for cool in-game rewards, like unique costumes. And similar to last year, players can anticipate our annual Halloween and Holiday events. A ton of work has gone into these events, and we're excited to show them to you as we've incorporated your feedback from last year.

As I already mentioned, we couldn't have gotten this far without the support from our fans, so as a sign of our appreciation, check the in-game survey system today to find a special gift from the Aion team. Additionally, for our truly loyal, long term players, we are happy to announce the One Year Veteran Reward, an Aqua Griffo, a truly unique pet that includes Storage abilities, Alarm function, and Fortune capabilities. I know, I know, how are going to top this for the next year? Well, we're already thinking about that too!

With the many changes that have already come to Aion, and many more to come, I would like to take a moment to note a changing of the guard here on the Aion team. As you may have heard earlier, our beloved Community Manager Tamat will be leaving NCSOFT to fly down to the always sunny Elyos resort known as Los Angeles. The other members of the Aion Community Team, including Trine, will be stepping in to fill his wings for a short while as we find a suitable replacement. It goes without saying that he will be greatly missed by us and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.

In closing, I wanted to wish you all a very happy anniversary and thank you for participating in the huge success that Aion has been so far. I look forward to future updates and changes that Aion has in store.

Faith and arms,
Lance Stites


Month 12 Veteran Rewards

Greetings Daevas!

Veteran Rewards let us express our sincere appreciation for Daevas that have steadfastly played Aion. We've updated the Aion Veteran Rewards program with the rewards for players who have had an active Aion account for twelve complete months.

We've nearly reached the one-year mark, and we hope that those of you who are eligible enjoy the goodies in the Master Daeva pack!

Month 12: Master Daeva

1 Aqua Griffo Egg
1 Asmodian Personal Reusable Kisk Stone
1 Elyos Personal Reusable Kisk Stone
1 Fiery Head
5 Major Ancient Crowns

Daeva's Day!

Greetings Daevas,

If you feel like you've been working your little wings off exploring the Abyss and securing Balaurea, you might want to step back and take a breather. Daeva's Day is the time of year when we think about all that we've achieved as Daevas, and let ourselves have a little fun.

Originally it marked the anniversary of the ascension of the first 'regular' Daevas (after the Twelve Empyrean Lords), but as more and more Daevas each year are blessed by Aion, it became a chance to congratulate them. This is a very special Daeva's Day—we can't think of any time in history when so many have ascended in such a short time! Time to eat cake, and wear silly hats. (It's all about the silly hats.)

—The Aion Community Team