Introducing Faction Incentives!

We recognize that several of our servers are suffering from faction imbalance. On Tiamat, Siel, and Israphel, the Asmodian faction has substantially fewer active players than the Elyos faction. On Kahrun, the number of active players on each side is extremely close.

Please note that having the same number of active players does not mean that one faction is not dominant due to factors such as leadership and amount of people showing up for world events and sieges. We can only attempt to balance the numbers. We cannot force those new players to then unify with their faction and join into server politics and PvP.

Our new program is designed to provide incentives while leveling to encourage new players to choose the Asmodian side. We tried to make the rewards as you progress to end-game be basically too good to pass up. We hope that this will get new people to roll Asmodian, as well as encourage older players to level that Asmo they started ages ago and has just been sitting around collecting dust :)

Click HERE to see the list of items that will be sent out in surveys. These work exactly like the Adventurer's Guide surveys. If you are on the Fast Track server, you must return to your home server to claim the survey. In the list of rewards, you will see a level range. This is the range that survey will be available to you. If not claimed during that level range, it will become unavailable once you level past that specific range. The surveys are also account/server based, so once claimed on a character they cannot be claimed on an alt character on that server again. A new character on another server on the same account COULD still claim them.

Also note that these surveys are not retroactive. The program begins tomorrow after maintenance. If you have already leveled past a certain range, we have no way to distribute those previous rewards to you. You will only be able to claim rewards that you qualify for after the program begins tomorrow.

We will also be running a promotion in the Black Cloud Marketplace to compliment the program. XP amulets, Drop Amulets, the Value Boost pack, Revival stones, 100% Tea of Repose and Greater Running, Courage and Awakening scrolls will all be discounted by 50% when sent to an Asmodian character.

We want to emphasize that this will not solve all of our problems overnight, or even next week. New players choosing Asmo will not reach end-game for weeks, possibly even months. However, this is a step in the direction of faction balance, and it is a step that many of you have been requesting for quite some time!

Join us for the Aion & L2 Player Summit at PAX! (No PAX ticket required!)

Greetings Daevas!

As PAX Prime draws ever closer we want to remind you about the Aion and Lineage 2 PAX Player Summit on August 31st! All ages are welcome and you do not have to have tickets to PAX in order to attend. Simply print out or bring a digital copy of our invitation to show at the door to get in. Come take part in a fun filled night of karaoke, food, drinks, prizes, and mingling with your fellow gamers! Click "Read More" for more information!

New Program - Aion Volunteer Forum Moderator!

Greetings, Daevas!

Today we want to introduce you to a new forum initiative that encourages the community to help facilitate a positive, constructive atmosphere for all Aion players: the Aion Volunteer Moderator program!

Read on to find out more about how you can help make the forums an enjoyable place for all Aion players!

New housing phase changes!

New housing changes are in effect!

Recently, we began our rotation of housing phases, allowing players to bid on houses in more areas, without waiting for the prior phase to sell out. Going forward, during each phase rotation all villages within a given state will open during that phase! In addition, Kahrun's phase schedule will now match the schedules of Israphel, Tiamat, and Siel!

Refer to the following list for the new schedules:

We hope these new changes will allow players to have even more choices when selecting their dream home in Aion!

Aion & Lineage II Pax Player Summit!

Aion and Lineage II are hosting a Player Summit at this year's PAX, and we want to hear from YOU! Come join us on August 31, 2012 for food, fun, prizes, and a chance to give your feedback to the developers! No PAX ticket necessary! Click "Read More" for full details on how to get in on the party!

Coming soon: Restful Summer Event and Black Cloud Marketplace update!

Do you like the extra boost you get with Energy of Repose for taking a break from the game? Our Restful Summer Event begins Wednesday, August 15!

For two weeks, each hour you are logged into game, a Tea of Repose will be given to you. In addition, certain monsters throughout Atreia's dungeons will drop even stronger potions of Tea of Repose. Short on time? Pick up some extra Tea of Repose potions in the Black Cloud Marketplace!

Since it's summer, we will be offering swimsuits, beach hats, sunglasses, and other summer gear on the Marketplace! We'll also be selling the "Flirt" and "Forbidden Dance" emotes. Talk about some "hot" summer nights!

For those with their eyes on gearing up for 3.5, Greater Supplements and Felicitous Manastone Bundles will be also be debuting in the store!

This is just a short preview - be sure to check out the full details of the Restful Summer Event and the August Black Cloud Marketplace update available on Wednesday!

New sales and CUBE bonuses in the Black Cloud Marketplace!

New discounts and CUBE bonuses are available in the Black Cloud Marketplace until August 15!

We're having a huge sale on consumables to help you get the most out of your Aion experience! The following items are now 50% off in the Black Cloud Marketplace:

  • Berdin's 100 Percent XP Amulet II (x10), and Berdin's 100 Percent XP Amulet III (x10)

  • Double your XP gain from hunting, gathering, and crafting with these amulets!

  • Sharptooth Barbtail (30 Days)

  • Ride in style on this sleek hoverbike!

  • Revival Stone (x5)

  • Self-resurrect! Does not share a cooldown with other resurrection items!

  • Theobomos Lab Time Scroll (x2)

  • A pair of scrolls to reset the entry cooldown for Theobomos Lab!

  • Adma Stronghold Time Scroll (x2)

  • A pair of scrolls to reset the cooldown for Adma Stronghold!

In addition to these sales, the Expand Warehouse Bundle (Lvl 1+2) is on sale for 30% off! Expand your inventory with these two tickets!

Purchase a Large or Medium CUBE and receive an Alluring Box bonus! Each Alluring Box contains a random valuable item:

Large CUBEs contain 5 Alluring Boxes, and Medium CUBEs include 1 Alluring Box! Head to the Black Cloud Marketplace and take advantage of these great limited-time sales!