Daylight Savings Time Maintenance 11/4/2012

We are having maintenance on Sunday, November 4th to adjust the servers for daylight savings time starting at 1:45AM CDT for approximately 80 minutes.

Thank you for your patience and have a great weekend! Remember to adjust your own clocks!

New region concept art: "Katalam," coming in Aion 4.0!

Mountainous fortresses overgrown with lush vegetation await in new region "Katalam," debuting in Aion 4.0! Check out this concept art! (Note that all names are subject to change)

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"Flying Fortress"

"Mountain Fortress"

"Plains Fortress"

"Rune Entrance"

Tiamat Slayer Guide Contest winners: the Tiamat Asmodian alliance!

Many alliances have braved the Dragon Lord's Refuge, but few can claim they have successfully defeated the mighty Tiamat! To assist their fellow alliances in defeating Tiamat, we asked those players who had defeated the dread Dragon Lord to send in their videos and strategies for completing the instance in our Tiamat Slayer Guide Contest, with Eternal Tiamat weapons on the line as the prize reward!

We received great submissions from victorious alliances, but only one could win the grand prize. We are pleased to announce that the Asmodian alliance on the Tiamat server are our 1st place winners!

Their fantastic guide to defeating Tiamat can be read on their website, and we will have the .pdf file available for download on Aion Online shortly. Accompanying the guide is their video on how to beat the Dragon Lord's Refuge; study it well and your alliance will stand a better chance!

Congratulations again to our winners, and congratulations to our runners up, the Siel Asmodian alliance and the Tiamat Elyos alliance, who will receive Dragon Slayer titles for submitting their guides and videos!

10/31 maintenance: block lists cleared of banned accounts!

Happy Halloween! There will be a maintenance tomorrow, Wednesday, 10/31, from 5:30 to 9:00 AM Central Time.

Starting with tomorrow's maintenance, every week we will be clearing players' block lists of permanently banned accounts! This means that banned accounts—including RMT spammers!—will no longer take up space in your block list! We will continue to perform this function every week.

Thank you for your patience during this maintenance period.

'Troubadour' weapon concepts!

NCSOFT Korea released these new concept art pieces of the upcoming 'Troubadour' class's weapons! The 'Troubadour' uses stringed instruments to heal friends and attack enemies! Which instrument will you use?

Trick or Treat! Get a Harvest Revel gift box for 1 NCoin!

What Halloween treats await inside this black box wrapped with an orange bow? Harvest Revel's no fun without a spooky surprise, but we'll give you a hint: it's a companion to watch over you while trick-or-treating!

Players can purchase a Harvest Revel Gift Box (Asmodian version, Elyos version) for 1 NCoin between now and November 7. This is a one-time purchase, and it can only be used once per account, so choose the character you want to give it to wisely! Happy Harvest Revel!

Aion 4.0 class reveal: the 'Troubadour!'

Greetings Daevas! Presenting the full version of the 'bard' silhouette that piqued your interest, the "Troubadour!" (Name not final)  

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You can tell by her bubbly looks that her concept art and the charismatic gunslinger's concept art were done by completely different artists, can't you? Here's what we know about this new class:

  • The Troubadour uses magical melodies and songs to heal group members, and weaken or attack enemies.
  • Though Troubadours have healing powers, they're not just support! They could be a real force in PvP…
  • Troubadour can be compared to a cross between cleric and spiritmaster.
  • The class's "skill tempo" isn't fast, and though Troubadours are (currently) not a difficult class to play, they can be very adaptable to the needs of the group.
  • Troubadours wear cloth armor.

That's all the info we have for now! What do you think of this new class? Will you play a Troubadour?