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Double Experience Weekend Incoming

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, January 22nd, at 8pm (server time), we will enable double experience. The experience bonus will run through the weekend before ending on Monday at 8am (server time).

To put the start time into context, we've broken down what time the double experience will start on each server. Plan accordingly and enjoy the double experience!

Solorius Festival Video Contest Winners

Last week the Solorius Festival Video Contest came to an official end. Since that time, we've been watching videos in an effort to narrow these fantastic videos down to our favorite ten. On Wednesday, 12 members of the Aion team were locked in a conference room to view the videos that made it to the finals. It wasn't easy, but we're happy to announce that we've chosen our winners. Drum roll, please!

First Prize: Twas the Night of Solorius
Nikole Gamble of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Second Prize: Shugo Baby
Amanda Hampton of Salt Lake City, Utah

Third Prize: Solorius Claus
Tim Asta of Seattle, Washington

Chris "Kinslon" Hager Named Aion Producer

Greetings Daevas,

Now that we're well into a new year, we're going to begin talking about the almost overwhelming amount of things we have in store for Aion in 2010. It's only fitting that with the new year comes new leadership on Aion. As such, Chris "Kinslon" Hager has taken a step up from Associate Producer and has been named Aion's Producer.

You may know Chris already — he's been with NCSOFT since the fall of 2005. He has worked on multiple NCSOFT titles throughout the years including Guild Wars, Lineage II and Aion. His passion for games goes far beyond his profession: He's also a hardcore gamer that plays games across multiple platforms. Some of his favorite titles include: Bioshock, Mass Effect and the Legend of Zelda series (He's never been able to decide on a favorite.)

Eye on Community 01.15.2010

Sirei on server [DE]Votan asks

"The community is having problems with the new fortress raid duration of 30 minutes. It also seems to cause a problem with the Dredgion. Will the time get adjusted again so that it is possible to attack and not only defend them?"

The siege system's timers have been topics for debate dating back to a patch we released for Aion just before the end of last year. The argument is that the new 30-minute siege duration, during which the Guardian Deity is present, is too short for a siege to be easily completed.

Server Maintenance 3:30 a.m. PST, January 13, 2010

We are bringing the Aion servers down at 3:30 a.m. PST, January 13, 2010 (more) for maintenance.

The maintenance is estimated to take no longer than 2 hours.

Thank you for your patience!

—The Aion Community Team

Eye on Community 01.08.2010

Shalom on server [GER]Lephar says:

"A lot of players are wondering about the future development of Aion. Since the Aion Vision Trailer we haven't heard anything."

We'll be adding a significant amount of content to Aion through several updates to the game this year. We realize that after watching something as exciting as the Aion Vision Trailer many people are expectantly looking for information about the future of the game. We want to assure you that we strive to constantly provide game improvement and new content—and it will be coming throughout the year.

Server Maintenance 12:00 a.m. PST, January 8, 2010

We are bringing the Aion servers down at 12:00 a.m. PST, January 8, 2010 (more ) for maintenance.

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

The maintenance is estimated to take no longer than 2 hours.

Thank you for your patience!