Announcements

Tempering Solution Holiday Sale

For this holiday weekend only pick up Tempering Solutions on the store. Give the gift of Tempering Solutions or keep them for yourself! Sale ends December 26, 12 PM server time.

Visit the in game shop or web store for all items available.


Beyond the Windstream - Producer's Letter

Solorius Greetings, Daevas! Gideon here.

I wanted to take some time to discuss upcoming changes to the game.

Server Merges

In my last letter in September, we mentioned the possibility of server merges. The health of our servers is extremely important to a sustainable long-term future of Aion. To that end, in spring 2017 we will be merging the servers from five down to two.

Israphel, Tiamat, and Kahrun will be merged into one server, while Siel and Beritra will become the other. I understand many of you will be dismayed to hear this news, as it effectively means all players will be affected by the merges. Making this decision was extremely painful, however in the long term it will allow us to provide a better gameplay experience for all of our players.

Unfortunately, there is no solution that will make everybody happy. We will do our best to alleviate the worst of it and are actively working with the development team in Korea to ensure that the player-side impact is as minimal as possible. Once we finalize the exact changes that will take place, we will be releasing a comprehensive guide and FAQ about the merge early next year.

On the bright side, we will be turning to the community to help us name the two servers! We’re excited to see what we can come up with together.

 

Reporting Cheaters

In the last few months, we have suspended and permanently closed numerous accounts tied to exploiting and cheating in our game. We would like to remind players to play Aion fairly. Should you find a player cheating do reach out to us so we can review and determine the next course of action.

 

Dev Team Visit

Two weeks ago, a few key members of the Aion Dev team visited the North American office. We had extremely productive meetings discussing the challenges Aion faces, our road ahead, and how we can provide a better service for the players. They were also very interested to hear our suggestions for how the game can be improved, and shared some of their plans for the future. Both groups had wonderful input, and we look forward to those future plans becoming reality.

We asked if they would like to address our community, and they had this to say:

  • Hello to all the Daevas who love Aion. Nice to meet you!
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  • While the U.S. office is preparing the 5.3 update, the development team is spending countless hours working on the future of Aion.
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  • Recently, the development team visited the U.S. office and heard a lot about their players. We were worried after hearing some negative feedback about the game from some players. We will work harder!
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  • We understand that the current version is not perfect. The upcoming 5.3 update was developed to encourage playing together via competition and cooperation, and also brings out new Abyss gear! Our goal for this update is to bring back the feel of an epic-scale MMORPG for our Daevas. We hope you enjoy it!
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  • Looking even past that, the version we are currently working on focuses on expanding the story and improving the game world, and is filled with new features that we can't share just yet.
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  • We will do our best to alleviate the current issues, so please continue to give feedback and look forward to the future!
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  • It is unfortunate that the development team has no opportunities to directly meet western players as we are based in Korea. If there is a good opportunity next time, we would like to meet western users and talk about Aion in depth.
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  • Thank you for your support! -- Aion Dev Team (Korea)

 

5.3 Update

It was hinted at above, but you won’t need to wait long for Aion 5.3. We are already working on this exciting update and we will be making our major announcements after the holidays.

Stay warm and safe this holiday season. We will see you in game!

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Please bear in mind what we discuss have already been a work in progress and not an exhaustive list of what the team has been doing. We will continue to share with you our plans, thoughts, and actions on the game.


Black Cloud Friday / Cyber Monday Promotions

Visit our store this holiday weekend for deals on Upgrade Arcade Tokens, Berdin’s Lucky Stars, and Luna. Sleep in; recover from your food coma because these deals will be here until Tuesday 10 AM PST!

 

Black Cloud Friday Bundles

Upgrade Arcade Mega Pack

x150 Arcade Tokens

8000 NCoin

Berdin’s Lucky Star Bonus

x250 Lucky Stars

x1 Stately Crestlitch Egg

8000 NCoin

 

Cyber Monday

These deals are only available starting at 10 AM PST Monday, November 28.

Cube Expansion Coin

x40 Cube Expansion Coin

2400 NCoin

Special Golden Luna Chest

x500 Luna

(+100 Bonus Luna)

4000 NCoin

Special Silver Luna Chest

x300 Luna

(+50 Bonus Luna)

2400 NCoin

Special Wooden Luna Chest

x150 Luna

(+20 Bonus Luna)

1200 NCoin

Special Large Luna Bundle

x50 Luna

(+5 Bonus Luna)

400 NCoin

Special Small Luna Bundle

x10 Luna

(+1 Bonus Luna)

80 NCoin

 

Visit the Black Cloud Friday Promo option in the in-game shop or here on the web store. Promotion ends Tuesday, November 29 at 10 AM PST.


Store Update - November 16, 2016

It’s AKAKAK time! New update, new items! Additional bonus entry scrolls are now on the store along with the new Shugo Ranger Power Suit!

Bonus Entry Scrolls

Run the new Archdaeva instances again and again with bonus entry scrolls!

For two weeks, Arena of Glory Tickets are available for purchase. There's a weekly limit to purchases, so grab them while they last!

 

Shugo Ranger

Defend Atreia as a Shugo Ranger. In default red for males, and pink for females you can dye them any color if you want something different.

 

New Emotion Cards

Get the squad back together with these new emotes!

 

Visit the in-game store or our web store here for all store items. 


Update to Aion: Echoes of Eternity Has Arrived!

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The next update to Aion: Echos of Eternity is here!  

This update brings lots of new content for Archdaevas, including new solo and group instances, new and updated arenas, a brand new crafting profession, Coalescence, stigma changes and much more!

To see our update highlights, please visit these pages:

The Boiling Point Event is currently ongoing. You can find more information here. Stay tuned for additional events coming soon!

For full details on what’s new, view the patch notes here.

See you in game! 


Beyond the Windstream - Producer's Letter

Greetings Daevas and Happy Daeva’s Day!

 

As Aion turns the corner and completes its 7th year of live service in the West, it's as good a time as ever to take a step back and look at where it stands. This past year has not been without its challenges, and we definitely would not have made it through without the loyalty and dedication of you, our players. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you from the entire Aion team.

In this letter, I'll share with you some of the team's priorities and plans for the next twelve months. Bear in mind that we're already working on these as I write this, and on several of them simultaneously - while we might prioritize one or two in the immediate term, none will be neglected. Lastly, this is not an exhaustive list, just some insight into what we are planning for the coming year – as time moves on and other plans become more solidified, I will write more letters to address them.

 

The Long Term

With the 5.0 update just behind us, one of our top priorities is to improve the frequency of our game updates, and improve the communication surrounding them. In recent months, we've fallen further behind schedule than we would like to be, and this is obviously a problem. Also, it's not fair to our players to have to watch those from other regions enjoy an update for months on end, with little word from us about when that update will be out here. To that end, we are streamlining our update process and will be better about communicating with players on when they can expect to see content.

Another major item we have been discussing (and a hot topic in the community) is server merges. While Aion has much to offer, server population has been falling for some time. Those of you who remain are as dedicated as ever and are sustaining the game with your passion and patronage, but we still want the best possible environment for you to play in. Before making official announcements, there are several considerations we need to make - player-side impacts like rankings, housing and game economy, and team-side impacts such as scheduling needs and how this may (or may not) affect the overall schedule of our game updates. We are still in preliminary discussions regarding server merges so we're not ready to announce anything just yet, but look for this information in the coming months.

 

The Immediate Future

In the coming weeks, the Daeva’s Day events will wrap up, and we will move into Harvest Revel. Popular events such as Alchemy and the Nightmare Circus will return. Moving further out, we look forward to the next update to Echoes of Eternity arriving before the year is out, bringing with it a host of changes to the Arena as well as a level 66+ Dredgion and a new Archdaeva-exclusive crafting discipline. We will post more information as we near the release date, but know that we are all very excited to have you experience this update and the next chapter of Aion’s story.

If you’re looking into jumping back into Aion, we definitely encourage you and welcome you to do so! The success and longevity of the game would not be possible without your continued support and passion for the game.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and we hope to see you in game.

Gideon


Update to Aion: Echoes of Eternity Has Arrived!

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The next update to Aion: Echos of Eternity is here!  

Plumes can now be purified into Pure Plumes, you can explore the Luna Shop and all the services it offers, the Atreian Passport has been updated, and more! 

To see our update highlights, please visit these pages:

We also have the Power of the Plumes promotion for tempering your Pure Plume as high as you can. Follow this link for more details.

This update has many more updates and addttions. View the patch notes here for full details on what’s new.

See you in game!