Midnight Launch at Fry's

You are probably familiar with the store chain Fry's, but what you may not have known is that they will host a midnight get-together to celebrate Aion's release tonight midnight between the 21st and 22nd of September. The Midnight Launch takes place at four different locations:

  • Fountain Valley, CA
  • Sunnyvale, CA
  • San Diego, CA

If you are able to make your way to Fry's in Renton, WA, prepare to join up with Producer Brian Knox as well as Associate Producers Chris Hager and Lani Blazier.

Server Balancing

Our Preselection phase is now ongoing and servers are filling up fast. In order to make sure that everyone are able to enjoy Aion the way it's meant to be enjoyed, we are required to balance the population out even between our servers. While some empty are full to the bursting, others aren't as filled up. We need to promote characters on these servers in order to reduce latency risks and overcrowding. Total server limits will be increased once we see that server populations balance out. There is room for more players even on some of the most popular servers and we expect to be able to increase the capacity limit by Head Start. We continually monitor our servers in order to keep them balanced, so keep checking back if there's a particular server you are interested in.

Aion is Live!

Welcome in and join us in the world of Aion! Our servers were brought online as scheduled for 12:00 PDT (20:00 BST, 21:00 CEST). Myriads of players have already connected to our rapidly filling servers. In order to prevent servers from getting overcrowded and suffer from latency issues we have implemented a queuing system that will shuttle players into servers as others leave. We want the game to play well for anyone who enters the game world. The queuing system will continually keep check on each server's fluctuating population and ease on the throttling when it can. If you are getting a message letting you know that too many users are currently connected, that means that even the queue has filled up. is Suiting Up New Player-

The release of Aion marks the beginning of a long anticipated story—your own. We are introducing a wide array of new functions in our website to provide more player-focused information for Aion.

Have you ever been dying to show off some of your character's new equipment to a friend quickly and easily? We have gone to great lengths to make this as easy as it should be. will soon be updated with a quick character search function and detailed character pages that will allow you and others to view your characters with all their accoutrements directly in a browser. You will also be able to view server statistics and Abyss Rankings in order to follow your own and your friends' progress through the game—or to find out what numbers you need to beat to reach the top!

More Details on Preselection

Aion's release is right around the corner, and our anticipation is running high! The beards and hairstyles of the character creator are groomed and lined up, jostling against each other in eagerness to be picked for your characters in this coming weekend's Preselection and Head Start Programs.

Preselection is a benefit available to anyone who preordered Aion. If you are not sure whether or not you are eligible, simply log in to your NCSOFT Master Account to verify that your game account is listed and your account type is not designated as "Beta".

Aion Launch Version!


As we draw closer to tomorrow I wanted to give everyone a brief update on the progress of our live version. We are excited to announce that we will be serving out the final update for you to patch within the next few hours. You will be able to use this version for both our Preselection and our Head Start. We are very excited with our final product and think that you will be as well! Below are the release notes for the patch you will see later today:

  • Aion now features all three languages French, German and English. To select your language simply right click on Aion within your launcher and go to Properties->Language Options. Please select which languages you wish to download and which you wish Aion to display.

Head Start Gets Detailed

Aion's Head Start is right around the corner. Details surrounding the Preselection program of Aion were very recently announced, but is only one of the benefits of preordering. Those of you who preordered the game will very soon not only be able to access Preselection, where they can create characters and reserve names, but also to leap into the game and explore the world before everyone else. Head Start opens up Aion's full feature set and allows preorder buyers to play the game just as if it was released a couple of days earlier.