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Tahabata Vanquished!

Last Friday night February 12 11:42 p.m. CST, a North American group of players on [West]Ariel did what many before them had attempted but failed. They were the first to on a North American or European server to successfully pierce the thick scales of Tahabata Pyrelord, the ultimate boss monster of Dark Poeta. Player "Forgiven" from the Legion Flameborne was first to comment.

"Took us about a week and a half after equipping everyone with fire resist sets to down it, although [we] had multiple sub-5% wipes," said Forgiven.

It was certainly no easy feat, and Forgiven credits Sylvester Stallone for part of their accomplishment:

"Preparation was hard, we had a number of montages made during training, weekly Rocky movie marathons, and team building exercises designed to increase our trust in each other."

Eye on Community 02.12.2010

Aah, love is in the air!

Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching our earthly realms while the Festival of Truth reigns in Atreia. Heart hats decorate Aion's larger cities like occasional tulips embellishing a vast green field. Log into the game and claim yours if you haven't already, but keep in mind that you will only be able to get one per server.

On another note, surely you didn't miss our impending Double XP weekend?

What exciting things have been happening out there in the community this week?

Make Big Changes with Aion Account Services

Pick a new name, a new look, anew gender, or a new Legion name with new Aion account services. Visit the NCSOFT store, select the service you'd like to purchase, and click the Buy Now button. Customization is just a few clicks away.

Once you've purchased an account service, all you have to do is log in to your NCSOFT Master Account, go to your Aion Game Account Details page, and use Apply In-Game Items on your selected character. Log in to Aion with the selected character, and the appropriate account service ticket will be waiting in your in-game express mail.

Server Maintenance 3:30 a.m. PST, February 10, 2010

We are bringing the Aion servers down at 3:30 a.m. PST, February 10th, 2010 (more) for maintenance.

During the maintenance we will be applying a few server-side updates to the game during this downtime. The most notable change will be made to siege timers, following your feedback. All fortresses will now be vulnerable for 60 minutes rather than the previous 30 minutes. The only exception is the Divine Fortress' timer which will remain at 110 minutes.

We estimate the maintenance to take no longer than 3 hours.

Thank you for your patience!

—The Aion Community Team

Eye on Community 02.05.2010

Cerafina on server [ENG]Perento asks:

"It's been several weeks now since the fort timer survey. When are we going to see a change?"

We've taken the data collected from the in-game survey and compared it to our internal server statistics. Based on these factors, our decision is to "keep the enemy on their heels." Next week we will be changing the capture timer to one hour, which is twice the amount of time it is currently set to.

Our goal in the original change was to increase the difficulty of these battles and reduce the amount of time players needed to dedicate for the event. We believe that the new timer achieves a good balance, but that doesn't rule out future reevaluations. We will be closely monitoring activity in the Abyss after the timer change is implemented to make sure that the battle rages on without any new negative side effects!

Game Update 3:00 a.m. PST, February 3, 2010

We are bringing the Aion servers down at 3:00 a.m. PST, February 3, 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.

We estimate it to take no longer than 4 hours.

Thank you for your patience!

—The Aion Community Team

Increase in Phishing Activity

One of our largest and longest running fansites was the unfortunate target of a hacking attack earlier this week, resulting in the tragic theft of its e-mail database. While access to a list of e-mail addresses by itself will not allow anyone to compromise a game account, this list may be used for phishing, especially e-mail phishing. We have already seen an increase in phishing activity over the past week that may be a result of this theft.

The best way to avoid phishing scams is to avoid clicking links that have been sent via e-mail to you or posted in the forums. When in doubt, we recommend manually visiting official NCSOFT websites and navigating to the suggested areas yourself.

The NCSOFT and Aion domain URLs are:

For more advice on how to best take care of your game account, review our Play Smart page and the recent .

Fly safe, and remain vigilant!