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Aion: Assault on Balaurea on Public Test Server

The NA Public Test Server (PTS) was brought down this past week to prepare for testing of Assault on Balaurea, the free upcoming Aion expansion often referred to as Aion 2.0.

The PTS database will be reset completely as a part of this, and all PTS characters and Legions will be removed. Keep in mind that the progression rates on the PTS have received a significant boost compared to the rates of our regular servers.

The PTS will reopen its majestic gates on August 18th 2010, with the new expansion ready for some testing action. Aion: Assault on Balaruea will be available across all servers September 7th 2010. …

Eye on Community 8.6.2010

Greetings Daevas,

It's been another busy week here at NCSOFT, and despite being infected with an officewide plague-like flu of sorts, we're still alive! We have a lot to talk about this week, so let's get to it!

We know that many of you have been patiently waiting for your Major Crowns and Suspicious Yellow Sacks as part of the Dash of the Daevas and Fight on the Right Side events. Obviously, we've run into a few problems distributing these items as quickly as we wanted to, so we're adopting a new strategy.

For the Dash of the Daevas crown rewards, we're going to issue every active …

NA Server and Website Maintenance 12:00 a.m. PDT, August 4, 2010

Greetings Daevas,

We are bringing the NA Aion servers and website down at 12:00 a.m. PDT, August 4, 2010 (more) for maintenance.

The maintenance is estimated to take no longer than 12 hours.

Thank you for your patience!

—The Aion Community Team

Atreian Soul Healers Slash Prices

Greetings Daevas,

The Soul Healers of Atreia have banded together to share a weeklong celebration of life with the rest of Atreia! For one week, all citizens of Asmodae and Elysea can use the services of a Soul Healer for a reduced price! This temporarily slashed pricing begins after the server maintenance period this week on August 4, 2010 and runs until next week's regular server maintenance.

—The Aion Community Team


July Community Address: Open Letter from Lance Stites

Hello to all,

It's been a while since I've addressed the community, and with all that's happening, it's probably a good time to provide an update. Since Aion Producer Chris "Kinslon" Hager is out due to an unpreventable leave of absence, I'll be providing information to you. While we expect him back in the office within a couple of weeks, we didn't want to wait to provide you with information on our status.

We've had a busy summer already and have accomplished some positive things. Our release of 1.9 brought some nice improvements to the game. We were especially glad to release this update as it introduced many changes based on the feedback we collected from players in North America and Europe. We've also merged some of the servers to revitalize the server population. While no one looks forward to conducting a merge, we felt it was important to provide a vibrant social experience for the community. We had seen player concurrency dropping off some and had been diligent in removing RMT or bot accounts, so a server merge was a good way to bring the community back together.

Since then, we've been allowing free character transfers so as to resolve any character faction conflicts. However, we soon noticed a disturbing trend. Players were migrating in such a way that caused an unbalanced faction ratio in the servers, negating a primary reason for the recent merge. We had to make the hard decision to disable transfers and revisit our plan.

In plain terms, it is our duty and obligation to provide a fun and fair environment for players. I know this wasn't a popular decision, but the alternative would be servers with one faction totally dominating the other and a self-perpetuating situation of player discouragement and abandonment for the minority faction or no challenge at all for the dominating faction. Right now, all the associated …

Server Restart July 30, 2010

UPDATE (06:57 a.m. PDT) - Servers are now back up.

Item posted at 06:31 a.m. PDT July 30, 2010.

The Aion game servers will shortly be restarted.

We encountered an unforeseen issue with the Double XP modifiers, and have been required to quickly reboot the servers in order to resolve it. Since it's a mere restart they will shortly be on their way back up, and we don't foresee the downtime to be longer than 30 minutes.

Thank you for your patience!

Eye on Community 07-30-2010

Greetings Daevas,

We're putting an intense week behind us, but are also getting ready for an exciting weekend. A large part of the rewards for the "Dash of the Daevas" event have now been sent out to all the winners. The only ones remaining are faction-wide rewards that are set to reach you next week. We're also working to get your characters pampered with the sweet free loot from our "Fight on the Right Side" incentive.

Looking forward, there's a weekend full of awesome. Double experience rates and inactive accounts rising from the dead are bound to keep things lively! Don't miss this opportunity to invite past Legion mates and friends to experience everything Aion has to offer, even if they're no longer playing.