Announcements

Maintenance Wednesday, January 23

There will be a scheduled maintenance period tomorrow, Wednesday, January 23, from 5:30 AM to 9:00 AM Central Time. Thank you for your patience during this maintenance period. During this period, block lists will be cleared and queued server transfers will take effect!


Maintenance Wednesday, January 16

There will be a scheduled maintenance tomorrow, Wednesday, January 16, from 5:30 AM to 9:00 AM Central Time. Thank you for your patience during this maintenance period.


The Battle of Tiamat player-run PvP tournament begins January 12!

Hosted by Epidemic Gaming, the Battle of Tiamat 1v1 PvP tournament begins this Saturday, January 12 at 1:30 PM Pacific Time! Epidemic Gaming will be streaming the tournament live on Saturday from their Twitch.tv channel, so tune in to see Tiamat's best battle it out to the last player standing!

If you're interested in participating in the tournament, check out the Battle of Tiamat forum thread for rules, regulations, and signup info!


Server maintenance Wednesday, January 9

There will be a standard maintenance tomorrow, Wednesday, January 9 from 5:30 AM to 9:00 AM Central Time. Thank you for your patience during this maintenance.


'Leave Your Legacy: Gunslinger' player-created design chosen: the Mookie Gun!

In October, we asked players to send in their ideas for unique pistols or cannons for the new Gunslinger class--coming in Aion 4.0!--for a chance to have their design made into an in-game weapon, forever leaving their mark on Aion!

We are pleased to unveil the player-created design: the Mookie Gun, by Liiga Smilshkalne, aka Rakesh from the Israphel server! Click on Liiga's concept art below to watch a video of the Mookie Gun in action!

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We asked Liiga more about her design, her character in Aion, and her other works!

Aion: How long have you been playing Aion? What class and level is your main character?

Liiga: I've been playing Aion on and off for a long time now, though most actively since about 2.5. My main character is Rakesh on server Israphel, a lvl 60 cleric, which is by far my favorite class in the game.

What was your inspiration for the Mookie Gun?

If memory serves me right, the idea for the Mookie Gun sprouted from late night chattering with a friend and legionmate Aedus over the Leave your Legacy announcement that somehow somewhere lead to the idea of a Mookie gun which absolutely stuck. The rest of it came naturally in the wee hours of the morning with the aid of a large cup of coffee.

Why Mookies?

Mookies are by far my favorite type of critter in the game. They're bouncy, have beady little eyes and never open their mouths if they have any, which just means they all hide some terrible terrible secrets inside. Possibly guns.

How excited were you to find out your design was chosen?

Extremely so! Best e-mail to wake up to in a long time. I've got Mookies on the brain just waiting anxiously to see how the gun will look in action!

We noticed you have a DeviantArt page. Would you like to tell us anything about it? Have you done any other Aion-inspired works?

I'm a freelancing digital painter with most of my currently publishable works on display at http://liiga.deviantart.com. Although most of my paintings fall within the genre of fantasy, I've also done illustrations of the more sci-fi as well as the surreal persuasion, most recently for the Android:Netrunner TCG series by FFG.

Since I usually stay busy with work I've yet to do proper Aion fan art aside from a quick sketch of a legion member's character - and I suppose now also the Mookie gun - but I've done a number of illustrations inspired by another NCSoft game, Lineage 2. Hopefully I'll get a chance to do proper fan art of Aion in the nearest future - the game is just too pretty not to.

 

Thanks for answering our questions, Liiga, and congratulations on leaving your legacy in Aion! We hope everyone will look forward to the Mookie Gun! For a chance to leave YOUR legacy in Aion, submit your 'Bard' weapon designs!


Spin to win the Solorius Wheel of Fortunerk!

Greetings, Daeva! Shugo Fortunerk is back with a new Wheel of Fortunerk! Spin the Wheel and win big, akakak!

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What can Daeva win? Lots of great prizes!

Palaces

Palaces are the most prestigious houses in all of Atreia. Only a few exist per server, and Fortunerk holds the deeds to all of them! The entrepreneurial Shugo has put them up on the Wheel of Fortunerk for lucky Daevas to win!

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Daevas who win a palace will receive one month's rent for their palace, and will be contacted on or around January 2, 2013 to select an available palace of their choosing.

Courier Tickets

A new item appearing for the first time as a Wheel of Fortunerk prize, courier tickets allow Daevas to mail previously untradable items!

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Courier tickets are available for either Fabled or Eternal-grade items, and are further designated by item requirement level: items level 50 and below, items 51-55, and items 56-60. Items without a level requirement cannot be mailed with courier tickets. AP items, such as Abyss items, cannot be mailed with courier tickets. Soulbound items can be mailed, and will work for the recipient!

Please note that items may require multiple tickets to mail.

...And more!

There are lots more prizes in the Wheel of Fortunerk for Daevas to win! Every spin is a win with the Wheel of Fortunerk! The full list of prizes is as follows:

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Good luck, Daevas! Spin the Wheel of Fortunerk and win big this Solorius season!


Server transfers queues suspended from December 19 to January 2

Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, December 19, 2012, to Wednesday, January 2, 2013, players will be unable to queue for server transfers due to the holidays. Players will be able to queue on January 2, with the first transfers of 2013 scheduled for January 9.