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Coming Soon: Public Test Server

Game patches have a long way to travel from conception to actual implementation on live services. One of the stages — Quality Assurance - involves thorough testing of new content, but it's not always enough to cover the nearly infinite amount of scenarios that are prone to occur when legions of players eventually bite into a patch on the live servers.

As a way to reduce the likelihood of imbalance and bugs reaching live servers unnoticed and unresolved, we have for some time been working to launch two Public Test Servers (PTS), one for our North American Aion players and one for European Aion players. The two servers will after much preparation open their gates for the first time on the 29th of April.


The More You MMO #2 - A Bad Deal

One of the common misconceptions about power-leveling services is that they are typically safe, and using them is a painless process. This notion couldn't be any further from the truth. When you pay third party companies or groups to level your character, you open the doors to the possibility of future compromise of your account, which could result in losing everything you've worked so hard to obtain. These companies save your information with the intention of stealing everything at a later date. It's important to point out that these are professional thieves. Even if you change your password, they know your personal information, so it becomes all the more likely that they'll regain access to your account with malicious intent.


Upcoming Double Experience Weekend - 2010-04-21

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, April 23rd, at 8:00 pm (server time), we will enable double experience on all North American servers. The experience bonus will run through the weekend before ending on Monday 26th at 8:00 am (server time).

Clear your schedule and get yourself ready for some double experience goodness! :)

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


Server Maintenance 3:30 a.m. PDT, April 21, 2010

Greetings Daevas,

We are bringing the Aion servers down at 3:30 a.m. PDT, April 21, 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 04.16.2010

Greetings Daevas,

If you saw the second "Ask Kinslon" interview, you know that we are bringing update 1.9 to the live servers in May. Many of you have been asking what takes us so long to bring these patches to our other territories. It's a good question, and one that we answer in our question of the week.

Question of the Week

Yukina of Telemachus asked:

"Many of us are wondering why it takes a few months to receive new patches. Could you explain the westernization process of patches like 1.9 to us?"


Ask Kinslon: Aion v1.9 Interview #2

This week, our Daeva of Journalism, Aquilanius, spoke with Aion Producer Chris "Kinslon" Hager about Two-Handed Armsfusion and the Mist Item Rental system coming to Aion in May with the 1.9 update. That's right, we said May!

Aquilanius: How does this system differ to the Daily Quest reward rental system?

Kinslon: The items you receive from the daily quest reward system are rarer and have a wider variety of time limitations (3, 7 and 14 days). For the longer time lengths, it will take a lot more daily quest completions to be able to get these. The Mist Rental weapons are all 14 day weapons and are available every 5 levels so players can use them at a wide range of levels. Also, they are great for players who want to rent a good weapon to power through a weekend or instance instead of completing several daily quests to get the higher stat weapons or paying potentially a lot more for a weapon they would shortly outgrow.


Updated Veteran Rewards

Today marks the introduction of Veteran Rewards for players who have had an active Aion account for seven months and beyond. The Aion Veteran Rewards program was introduced as a token of our appreciation to reward Daevas that have played Aion with unwavering dedication. Now that you've received the six month reward, it's time to unveil what we have planned next.

Months 7, 8, 10 and 11: Honored Daeva

For each of these months we will give you tools of recovery and revival, along with a Major Ancient Crown that serves as the ultimate gift card for a player of your status.

Month 9: Guardian Daeva