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Eye on Community 04.02.2010

Question of the Week

NeeHi of [ENG] Perento asks:

"Coming from a long D&D background, I'd like to know if there is an officially recognized unofficial RP server? Or whether there are any plans to do so?"

Good question, NeeHi. Before launching Aion a broad array of polls were held across the many Aion communities that had formed around the game. These polls served the purpose of indicating where certain player groups had decided to play after launch. A list was eventually devised that summarized the choices of roleplaying and individual language communities.


Meet Team Aion at Sakura-Con

Several members of the Aion team will be hosting a panel during Sakura-Con this Saturday, April 3, at 3:00 p.m. PDT in Seattle, Washington. During the panel, Aion Producer Chris Hager, Game Content Writer Jessica Downs, and Community Manager Andrew Beegle will be talking about bringing Aion from the East to the West and will be presenting a clear example of those eastern roots and how they relate to anime.

If you can't make the event but live in Seattle, feel free to follow our whereabouts using Foursquare. If you track us down, we might even have some goodies for you!


Server Restarts April 2, 2010

The Aion game servers are currently down for unscheduled maintenance.

We are working to resolve any issue that is causing this downtime and are hoping to get the servers back up again quickly.

East Coast Servers will be restarted at 12pm EDT, West Coast Servers at 12pm CDT and Nezekan has already been restarted.

Thank you for your patience!


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!


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


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.