Announcements

Name Changes in 2.1 Part 2

Greetings Daevas!


In update 2.1 part 2, we changed the names of some items in Aion. You'll notice these changes when the update hits the live servers. These changes are a small step toward simplifying the naming system for crafted items. You can look up what's changed by referring to this table.


Please note that these changes are primarily for the English language. French and German languages are following their own unique naming schemes and only minor changes have been made.

—The Aion Community Team



UPDATED Free and Manual Transfer Reminder

Hello Daevas,


We would like to remind you that the cutoff for the free manual transfers ends on Wednesday January 19, 2011. Please review the criteria for manual transfer eligibility. If you meet the criteria and are interested, now is the time to get your request in!


—The Aion Community Team


Lunar New Year 2011 Contest

Greetings Daevas!


Atreia welcomes the Lunar New Year with great festivity. Help us ring in this New Year with style by sending us a screenshot of the place in Aion where YOU would throw your New Year's celebration.


From today until February 2, 2011, you can win some delightful prizes from our good friends at Razer by sharing your favorite landscape feature in Aion with us, whether the terrain is place of beauty and tranquility or something unique.


To enter, send us an email to aion_community@ncsoft.com with the information required in section "1. Entry" of the . (Follow the entry instructions carefully or your submission may be disqualified).


Solorius Festival 2010 Winners

Greetings, Daevas!


We were happy to receive a large number of entries for this contest. It was great way to round out 2010! Our inbox was full of great pictures of your holiday trees decorated with Aion-themed items. Your creativity astounded us and made us proud.

The final decision was not an easy one. Here are the winners from each community:

North American Community Winners


1st Place Winner — Matthew Pereau (from Florida)

2nd Place Winner — Patrick Rami (from New York)

3rd Place Winner — Katie Malarz (from Washington)


Rifting Trial Update

Greetings, Daevas!


In early December, we started a rifting trial focused on adjusting the protection for defenders in their homelands. The protection for defenders in Heiron and Beluslan was removed. The protection of defenders in Morheim and Eltnen was kept in place, but lowered.


Before the holidays, we surveyed players in-game regarding the trial changes. The survey responses showed:

The majority of players agreed with having a change to the large protective buffs put in place in for rifting.


The majority of players agreed with having the



We are extending the rifting trial a few more weeks. You have told us that lower level characters could use a bit more protection, and so we are planning to slightly increase the amount of protection for defending characters in Morheim and Eltnen.

Near the end of the trial, we will again survey you (our players) to gauge your opinions on the changes introduced in this rifting trial. We then plan to return the rifting protections back to their previous levels, analyze your responses, and communicate with you about what plans are in regards to rifting and the protection for defenders.

Thank you so much for your participation, interest, and feedback throughout this process.


Update 2.1 Part 2 and Upcoming Atreia's Artisan Expo

Greetings, Daevas!


The Aion® 2.1 Part 2 update is heading to the North American and European Union test servers (PTS) on Thursday, January 20, 2011, and we've scheduled its release to the live servers on Wednesday, January 26, 2011. The 2.1 Part 2 update focuses on crafting in Aion, and it includes new crafting recipes. We'll post the release notes when the update is pushed to the PTS.


Many of you are working on skilling up your crafting professions. In celebration of this patch's crafting focus, the Atreia's Artisan Expo event is coming back for an entire week. From January 26 through February 2, the craftspeople of Atreia will have a blowout weeklong event featuring accelerated crafting, essencetapping, and aethertapping. Start imagining the new things you'll be able to make now!

—The


New Victor Shugo Mythbreakers!

Greetings Daevas!


Victor Shugo has delivered a new set of experiments! These are based on questions sent in by your fellow Daevas. This particular reveal focus on a second set of myth questions. If you have a question for Victor Shugo, please send it in to vshugo@ncsoft.com


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