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Eye on Community 02.26.2010

Dorthax of [UK] Kahrun asks:

"Just like Darkness meets Light, which forms the most beautiful colors of passion during sunrise or sunset…
Just like the Ying and the Yang, which are opposites, yet form a perfect circle…
Just like Fire and Water, opposites, but when combined give birth to vapor and are no more…

What would happen if a child of Asmodae would fall in love with a child of Elysea?"

Good question, Dorthax—but not one you'd want to ask openly in the streets of Pandaemonium. There are many conflicting ideas about what would happen if an Asmodian and an Elyos got together, but most everyone seems to agree that it would be bad indeed. If this event has ever happened, those involved have certainly kept it quiet. And for good reason; in the current situation of all-out war, the Shedim Lords would not look kindly on someone who chose to consort with the enemy, and would most likely see them as a traitor. For all their differences in other areas, the Seraphim Lords appear to feel the same way.


Valentine's Day Screenshot Contest Winners

Last Monday the Valentine's Day Screenshot Contest came to an official end. We received hundreds of entries reflecting all the time you spent in the game with your loved ones. Since then the Community team jury has been locked in heated discussions about our favorites and who should win. It wasn't easy, but we're happy to announce that we've chosen our winners.

First Prize:

"Kiss Kiss" by Christian Schutz, Germany

Second Prizes:
"Angelic Love" by René Westerveld, the Netherlands
"Love is in the Air" by Bjørn Bekkers, the Netherlands


February Community Address: Letter from Aion's Producer

Greetings Daevas,

First off, I want to share that I am very excited to serve you—all of the Aion players—as Aion producer for NCSOFT West. Having worked on Aion for the better part of two years, I've seen it grow from PAX 2007 and the first demo area in Poeta to prelaunch mayhem and now post-launch live operations. As a fellow Aion player myself, I have a vested interest in making it the best game possible, and helping you feel as excited about it as I am. Aion has huge potential, and we have only tapped the surface. We are working on a lot of exciting things set to release in both the near-term and long-term timeframe.


Upcoming Double Experience Weekend

GreetingsDaevas,

Who's ready for another Double Experience Weekend? That's right! It's time to once again stock up on caffeinated food and beverages in preparation for a weekend without sleep. This Friday, February 26, 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 3:30 a.m. PST, February 24, 2010

We are bringing the Aion servers down at 3:30 a.m. PST, February 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


Eye on Community 02.19.2010

Jefnyerk the Sad on [East] Zikel asks:

"Nyerk! Has anyone seen Dianyerk? Jefnyerk is sad Shugo! Nyerk nyerk."

Dear Jefnyerk,

Unfortunately, we have been unable to locate your love, Dianyerk, but we're counting on the Aion community to help you out. I'd recommend that you head to the capital cities and ask the Daeva residents for assistance.

Do you want to be the one asking the Question of the Week next time? Drop us an e-mail with your character name, server, and question at aion_community@ncsoft.com.

Nyerk.


Greetings Daevas,


Game Update 3:30 a.m. PST, February 17, 2010

We are bringing the Aion servers down at 3:30 a.m. PST, February 17, 2010 (more) for maintenance.

During this downtime we will be applying a number of fixes to the game which you may find listed in the PowerWiki.

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

We will regularly update Aion with new content, enhancements, and bug fixes through patches. Typically these will be done through a client patch which everyone will receive. However, Aion does support 3 languages, and there will be times when we will patch a specific language. To help make things less confusing we will now indicate the type of patch and the corresponding version number that you're receiving.

For example:
Client patches will look similar to this — [Client] 1.5.X.X
Language patches will look similar to this — [Language] 1.0.X.X

Thank you for your patience!

—The Aion Community Team