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Brand New North American Community Manager Joins the Team!

In the wake of Aion's success, the community has grown by leaps and bounds. For some time, we have felt a need to expand our team so that we can be more responsive and reach further with our nearly omnipresent tentacles.

Please gather around and welcome our new North American community manager, Andrew "Tamat" Beegle, to the team! He will be adding a lot of valuable knowledge taken from a long history of community experience to our group (that group being Amboss and myself).

Andrew has been building online gaming communities for over seven years. As a former gaming journalist and professional gamer, his fingers rest on the collective pulse of the online gaming community. He was born and raised in Alaska and is the oldest of four gamers. Andrew is also known in the community as Tamat, and some of his favorite games include: Diablo, Chrono Trigger, EverQuest, Command and Conquer: Generals, League of Legends, and Rock Band. His favorite food is sushi—please feel free to bribe him.

[East]Lumiel Extended Downtime and Maintenance 10/19

This message was posted 2:30 a.m. PDT 10/19.

We have been experiencing technical difficulties with North American server [East]Lumiel since 00.15 a.m. PDT 10/19. We have in our investigations managed to pinpoint the problem to server hardware that needs to be replaced.

Unfortunately replacing the affected parts will result in a short rollback on the server, causing activity during the final 30 minutes to one hour before the server's downtime to be lost.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has brought and are working hard to get Lumiel back up again. We estimate for logins to be possible again within 15 minutes of this posting.

Eye on Community 09.10.16

Bixie, Elyos Ranger on [ENG]Kahrun, asks:

"I personally believe that community in MMORPGs is created by game design, so can you please tell us what plans you have to develop this in EU Aion, especially in relation to enhanced Legion management tools and volunteer GM and guide programs?"

I agree that game design can be used to promote social interaction and community growth. With Aion, we had this in mind from the beginning. The best example is probably the Abyss. Fortress sieges in the Abyss promote bonding around a common cause and promote the forming of social groups, such as Legions. The Legions in turn provide customization, as displayed by the wide variety of crests used by Legions to identify themselves.

Join the Hunt in the Harvest Revel!

During the fall harvest, from time immemorial, the people of Atreia have celebrated the bounty of the land. Years ago, the joy of the annual revels was troubled by an eclipse - a peculiar and magical eclipse that brought darkness to Asmodae and Elysea. Ever since, for days during Harvest Revel, the sky goes dark and the peoples of Atreia join the hunt.

Asmodians find soothing peace during the dark days of the Harvest Revel. They celebrate by racing after the Wild Kurthanir hunt leader during the Wild Hunt and cooking special traditional dishes.

Elyos endure the dark days because during them the dead of Elysea are restless. Undead creatures rise from the grave every few hours, pulled back into a semblance of life by the power of the eclipse. Elyos must join roving Dark Night bands to hunt and destroy the undead before they invade Elyos villages.

Server Maintenance 10/16 4 a.m. PDT

We are bringing the Aion servers down at 4 a.m. PDT (more), October 16, 2009 for maintenance.

The maintenance is very brief and you will be able to log in immediately after being disconnected from the servers.

Aion Update

Aion has been updated to version today.

The changes are as follows:

Gender Tag Fix for French and German languages
Updated Chat Spam Filter

Aion Update - 2009-10-16

Aion has been updated to version today.

The changes are as follows:

  • Gender Tag Fix for French and German languages
  • Updated Chat Spam Filter