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Aion v1.9 is Live!

Greetings and salutations, fellow Daevas!

We are pleased to announce that Aion v1.9 is up and playable on our live servers. That's right! The much-anticipated update has (after an extended maintenance period) reached the shores of reality and is available now on all North American and European servers.

The update servers are currently under a lot of strain, they may seem to be unresponsive or cause a connection error. Please be patient while the patch server deals with the initial spike of traffic!

Aion v1.9 Game Update Maintenance

Greetings Daevas,

The time has finally come! We are bringing down all Aion servers at 4:30 a.m. PDT, June 2, 2010 (more) for our transition to the v1.9 Aion update.

Because of the extensive work required to finish this maintenance process, we estimate that it will to take up to 8 hours to complete.

Thank you in advance for your patience!

—The Aion Community Team

Eye on Community 05.28.2010

Greetings Daevas,

This week the highly anticipated 1.9 update went live on the public test server, and guess what, we've had thousands of players online testing the new content before it goes to the live servers this upcoming Wednesday.

As exciting as that is, we've been busy releasing new videos this week, including a new Aion Podcast, a preview of what's coming with our free fall expansion, Aion®: Assault on Balaurea, and our third installment of our educational PSA series, The More You MMO, Earn Your Powers.

Make sure to give them a gander, but first check out our Question of the Week!

The More You MMO #3: Earn Your Power

The lure of instant gratification is tempting. You may see an advertisement to buy a character from someone (or some company) online instead of putting in the work to level the character yourself. However, buying a premade character isn't the route to instant "uber-pwns" that you think it is.

When you buy a character, you could be buying a character created by a RMT company or a power-leveling service. Not only could your security be compromised by dealing with these companies, the link your character has to these companies will lead to your account being eventually banned. Even worse, your character could have been a character stolen from another player who has been hacked.

We've teamed up again with Rooster Teeth to bring you a depiction of the impact you have on your teammates when you buy a character online. Remember, you have to earn your powers to learn your powers.

Preload Aion 1.9 Now!

Greetings Daevas,

The much anticipated 1.9 update for Aion will be making its way to our live servers next Wednesday, June 2, 2010. You can already prepare for this by preloading the patch and have it ready for installation on launch day!

Your NCSOFT Launcher will now begin to incrementally download the update over the next couple of days leading up to launch.

If you want to try 1.9 already and help us test it, why don't you give the public test server a try? While 1.9 will not be available on the live servers before June 2, the PTS has it running already!

PTS 1.9 Game Update 07:00 a.m. PDT, May 25, 2010

We are bringing the Aion Public Test Servers down at 07:00 a.m. PDT today, May 25, 2010 for maintenance.

The PTS servers will during this maintenance be patched to version 1.9, and we estimate this process to take around 3 hours.

You can already download the patch in your NCSOFT Launcher by double-clicking the AionPTS entry. It should automatically detect that a patch is available and attempt to download it. If you experience issues or have questions, head on over to the official PTS forums!

See you there!

Important: Please keep in mind that the Aion Public Tester Servers are meant for testing new patches and game additions, and in that they are not suitable for main characters.

Server Maintenance 3:30 a.m. PDT, May 26, 2010

Greetings Daevas,

We are bringing the Aion servers down at 3:30 a.m. PDT, May 26, 2010 (more) for maintenance.

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

Thank you for your patience!

—The Aion Community Team