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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."

Upcoming Double Experience Weekend - 2010-05-05

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, May 7th, at 8:00 p.m. (server time), we will enable double experience on all North American servers. The experience bonus will run through the weekend before ending on Monday 10th at 8:00 a.m. (server time).

See you on the battlefield! :)

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

Azphel, Israphel, Lumiel, …

Server Maintenance 3:30 a.m. PDT, May 5, 2010

Greetings Daevas,

We are bringing the Aion servers down at 3:00 a.m. PDT, May 5, 2010 (more) for maintenance.

The maintenance is estimated to take no longer than 4 hours.

Thank you for your patience!

—The Aion Community Team

Community Coordinator Introduction

Greetings Daevas!

We're happy to announce that we've added a new member to the Aion community team. Please give a warm welcome to our new North American community coordinator, Katherine "Trine" Field.

Katherine brings a breadth of experience to our team. She has worked with community and with QA, as well as developed in-game events. She is an avid Aion player, having played over 1,200 hours in Aion since launch, and has spent time with both Asmodian and Elyos characters. She has played nearly every class in the game, crafted through expert levels, and enjoys rifting and siege warfare. Some of her all time favorite games outside of Aion are Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead, Fallout 3, and GTA4.

Ask Kinslon: Aion v1.9 Interview #4

Greetings and salutations, my ever-vigilant Atreia-dwelling friends! As you continue to wait for 1.9 to hit the live servers, your favorite Daeva reporter continues to interrogate interview Aion's producer, Chris "Kinslon" Hager.

In our final week of the "Ask Kinslon" series, we focus our questions on new skills, instance changes, and the user interface! Enjoy!

Aquilanius: The Ranger skill Retreating Slash already exists as a Stigma at level 20ish. Will the Stigma be deleted and replaced with the new level 48 skill?

Eye on Community 04.30.2010

Greetings, allies!

Three small, yet very meaningful, letters have characterized the past week: P, T, and S.

Aion's two Western public test servers went live yesterday, one for the EU and one for NA. Both will be used to test versions of Aion a little bit before they're released to the live servers. The public test servers are still running the same version as our other live servers are at the moment, but we'll let you know when this changes. The experience rates are drastically increased from those you might be used to, and leveling up should be a breeze. Make sure toget past the first three levels, since that's when you'll start seeing the difference. Head on over to our public test server forums for more info!