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Server Maintenance 3:30 am PDT, April 28, 2010

We are bringing the Aion servers down at 3:30am PDT, April 28, 2010 (more) for maintenance.

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

We apologize for the later than usual announcement.

Thank you for your patience!


Veteran Rewards Modification

We recently discovered an exploit in the Veteran Rewards system. Some players were able to procure an unintended amount of Recovery Crystals as part of the seven-month reward. To rectify this, our good friend Morati has donated his seemingly endless Secret Remedy supply. The Recovery Crystals previously available in Veteran Rewards program for months 7, 8, 10, and 11 have been replaced with Morati's Secret Remedy.

The new reward has the same restoration values and shares the same cool-down timer as the Recovery Crystals. The only difference between the two items is that this new reward isn't tradable.

The changes will be retroactive to preserve the value of the Recovery Crystals that players earned legitimately.

We regret if this change inconvenienced you, and thank you for your patience and understanding.

—The Aion Community Team


Ask Kinslon: Aion v1.9 Interview #3

Greetings Daevas,

I've made a full recovery from the Porgus flu, so as promised, here is the third "Ask Kinslon" interview (the first that we will be releasing this week).


Aquilanius: What is the purpose behind Energy of Salvation?

Kinslon: Energy of Salvation is for players who are leveling more slowly than other players of the same level. You can gain Energy of Salvation starting at level 15. It is intended for casual players, or players that really enjoy exploring and pursuing interests in game that don't drive directly toward leveling as fast as possible. It's also meant for people who get distracted by shiny things instead of leveling—of which I am always guilty of.


"Ask Kinslon" #3 Delayed

Have you ever heard of the Porgus Flu? Neither had we; but apparently this strain of the E1M1 virus has infected our Daeva of Journalism, Aquilanius. As a result, he was unable to interview Chris "Kinslon" Hager this week.

It's still unclear where Aquilanius acquired the Porgus flu, though many suspect it was from Tutty or his distant cousin Poppy; regardless, Aquilanius will return next week with more information beginning with part one of a double feature on Monday. For now, enjoy the double experience weekend and try to stay away from those dirty Porgus.

—The Aion Community Team


Eye on Community 04.23.2010

Well met, folks!

We hope you had a great past week with Aion and that you're eager to jump into the fray that is another double XP weekend!

Martin "Amboss" Rabl, German community manager, decided to part ways with NCSOFT and explore new pastures. Martin has been a hard-working and serious employee who always put in long hours to get the job done during his time working on Aion and before that, City of Heroes. Not only did he contribute to the Community Team as a passionate person who always went above and beyond for the players, but also in being a great friend and awesome teammate.


Coming Soon: Public Test Server

Game patches have a long way to travel from conception to actual implementation on live services. One of the stages — Quality Assurance - involves thorough testing of new content, but it's not always enough to cover the nearly infinite amount of scenarios that are prone to occur when legions of players eventually bite into a patch on the live servers.

As a way to reduce the likelihood of imbalance and bugs reaching live servers unnoticed and unresolved, we have for some time been working to launch two Public Test Servers (PTS), one for our North American Aion players and one for European Aion players. The two servers will after much preparation open their gates for the first time on the 29th of April.


Upcoming Double Experience Weekend - 2010-04-21

Greetings Daevas,

Who's ready for another Double Experience Weekend?! That's right! It's time to once again stock up on caffeinated products in preparation for a weekend without sleep. This Friday, April 23rd, at 8:00 pm (server time), we will enable double experience on all North American servers. The experience bonus will run through the weekend before ending on Monday 26th at 8:00 am (server time).

Clear your schedule and get yourself ready for some double experience goodness! :)

East Coast Servers—Starts at 8:00 p.m. EST