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Look Forward to New Forums Next Week

Last week we began carefully spreading the word about the approaching new vBulletin-basedforums for the official site. The more frequent forum dwellers among you probably caught wind of this and have begun to back up your important posts already. Now we would like each of our forum users to back up his or her important posts sooner rather than later! The old forums will be buried soon, paving the wayfor the arrival of the new forums on Monday, April 5, 2010, 10:00 am PDT (more).

The new forums will be using vBulletin. They will offer a much wider array of functionality than the current ones do. This change offers the Community Team ample opportunity to improve our activities as well. Not only will our postings be more prominent, but you will also see increased support from other departments here at NCSOFT.Some of the nice features you'll see coming with the new vBulletin forums include:

Server Maintenance 3:30 a.m. PDT, March 31, 2010

Greetings Daevas,

We are bringing the Aion servers down at 3:00 a.m. PDT, March 31, 2010 (more) for maintenance.

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

Thank you for your patience!

—The Aion Community Team

Atreian Soul Healers Bribed!

It has come to our attention that Fergus McGreedy has spent the remainder of his treasure bribing the Soul Healers of Atreia. As a result, the Shugo bankers seeking McGreedy have instituted a hefty bounty to anyone who can catch him alive. McGreedy gave our intrepid reporter a brief interview in the midst of a rather raucous drinking session.

"Well, see . . . I know a few wee little beasties had been sort of, erm, set freeduring my little jig through Atreia. Now, I'm all fer a *hic* good punch upevery now n' then, but it seems my memories weren't quite the craic they were back when they weren't memories, n' I was a spritely little leprechaun kneedeep in Brax sh-HEY! I'VE RUN OUT OF BEER! HEY! YOU! BEER! B-E-E-R! Tanks!

Eye on Community 03.26.2010

Question of the Week

Slashy of Kromede asked:

"I just got a notification that the server is shutting down in 60 seconds. Can't you let us know about it earlier when you do maintenance?"

Whenever we plan maintenance, our goal is to tell the players about it at least a day in advance. Sometimes, however, urgent maintenance is needed, and it's only possible to give a couple of hours' notice (or less). We try hard to avoid giving players these shorter notification windows. Occasionally, a server has to be shut down and restarted immediately. This is when you encounter the infamous 60 seconds notification message in the game.

Upcoming Double Experience Weekend - 2010-03-24

Greetings Daevas,

Are you ready for another Double Experience Weekend? If you said "No", congratulations on level 50! For everyone else, it's time to once again stock up on food and caffeinated beverages in preparation for a weekend without sleep. This Friday, March 26th, at 8 p.m. (server time), we will enable double experience. The experience bonus will run through the weekend before ending on Monday at 8 a.m. (server time).

We've broken down what time the double experience will begin on each server. Plan accordingly, and enjoy the double experience!

Server Maintenance 3:00 a.m. PDT, March 24, 2010

Greetings Daevas,

We are bringing all Aion servers down at 3:30 a.m. PDT, March 24, 2010 (more) for maintenance.

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

Thank you for your patience!

—The Aion Community Team

Last Week to Grab an Aion Magazine Preorder

Last Friday's Eye on Community gave you a glimpse of what is to come in the first issue of the official Aion magazine. The coming week, however, marks the last week you are able to preorder it! If you're looking to indulge not only in 12 issues of our premium Aion magazine (over 100 pages in the launch issue), but also in preorder benefits that include a special pair of wings, white or black dye, a wicked pilot hat and more, head over to the official Aion magazine website