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PTS Server Maintenance 2:00 p.m. PDT, May 18, 2010

We are bringing the Aion PTS server down at 2:00 p.m. PDT, May 18, 2010 (more) for maintenance.

The maintenance is estimated to take no longer than 1 hour.

Thank you for your patience!


May Community Address: Letter from Aion's Producer

Greetings Aion Players!

Spring is in the air, the sun is out and the days are getting longer, and that means it's time for update news! After much anticipation, I am happy to announce the 1.9 update will be available on the North American and European public test servers on Tuesday May 25, 2010. A week later, the 1.9 update will hit North American and European Live servers on Wednesday June 2, 2010. As you might have read in the 1.9 patch notes or the 1.9 Q&A with Kinslon, the 1.9 update includes a number of great game improvements based on player feedback from around the world. We listened to your concerns about where the game play experience was less than stellar, collected data to support this, and requested those changes to the game for the 1.9 update and we continue to provide this feedback for future updates too. Along with a reduction in costs, better experience for quests and increased loot drops, we also threw in a collection of exciting systems and updates such as arms fusion, daily quests, rental weapon/armor system and a new look for group UI feature that are all aimed at improving the player's experience.


Server Maintenance 3:30 a.m. PDT, May 19, 2010

Greetings Daevas,

We are bringing the Aion servers down at 3:30 a.m. PDT, May 19, 2010 (more) for maintenance.

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

Thank you for your patience!

—The Aion Community Team


Eye on Community 05.14.2010

Greetings Daevas,

It's been a busy week here at NCSOFT as we've been finalizing all the 1.9 release information. We understand how eager you are to play this update first hand. Next week, we will release an extensive letter explaining where we're at in the process, in addition to an announcement that will affect every single Aion player.

Have a great weekend, Daevas. We'll see you next week!


Topic of the Week

What is the purpose and intent of the public test server?

Some folks are confused about what the purpose of the PTS. This week, Chris "Kinslon" Hager sets the record straight in what is shaping up to be an extremely active discussion on the forums. Want to know more about the public test server? Give the thread a read, and make sure to leave your feedback.


Server Maintenance 3:30 a.m. PDT, May 12, 2010

Greetings Daevas,

We are bringing the Aion servers down at 3:30 a.m. PDT, May 12, 2010 (more) for maintenance.

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

Thank you for your patience!

—The Aion Community Team


Eye on Community 05.07.2010

Greetings Daevas!

Grab a seat, buckle up, and get ready for more double experience action! That's right, another double experience weekend is on the horizon! Take this chance to dive into the game for faster progress, or let go and lose yourself for a weekend to the spirit of Aion. We'd love to see you send us fan art, fan fiction, and other cool samples of the fruits of your labors during the weekend to share with the rest of the community.

We hope you enjoyed giving the PTS a spin this week. In case you haven't tried it, head on over to our to find out how to get started. The server launched running the same game version as the normal servers, but it will feature the 1.9 content soon.


Aion and the Golden Joystick Awards

This is a call to arms, Daevas!

The Golden Joystick Awards constitute the oldest computer gaming award ceremony in the world. This year marks their 28th year in existence, and we'd be thrilled if you helped us support Aion by voting us into the prestigious short list!

Participating is easy! Head on over to the Golden Joystick website, click the quite sizeable VOTE NOW button, and make your pick for games for each genre. Aion is in the running to make the short list in two categories: "Online Game of the Year" and "Ultimate Game of the Year."