Announcements

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)


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


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.


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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Sneak Peek at the Korean 2.5 patch

Greetings Daevas,


The Aion 2.5 patch was pushed to the Korean player test server today. As a service to our Daevas, we have posted the translated 2.5 patch notes that outline the features and changes in this update. However, remember that these patch release notes highlight features that may be region specific to Korea, and specific features may not apply across all territories.


-The Aion Community Team

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Free and Manual Transfer Reminder

Hello Daevas,


Free transfers using the character transfer account service ended today. (That service is transitioning to a paid service.) However, you can still put in a character transfer request for a manual transfer if you meet the criteria.

Addendum:

Just to clarify, these manual transfers are free and not part of the paid transfer service. We are now manually transferring players who meet the set criteria, rather than giving everyone a free transfer ticket. Free tickets have the potential to upset the already delicate server balance we are trying to get a handle on. Had we used them, we would have ended with long and frustrating transfer queues for ALL of the players looking to move.



We Wish You a Happy Holiday!

Happy Holidays Daevas!


We have enjoyed a wonderful year with you Daevas. In this festive time of year we want to spread some additional cheer during this winter holiday season. Two surveys will be going out starting Thursday December 23 and will be available for you to pick-up until January 3rd, 2011.

The first survey is a special holiday surprise, Daevas! We hope it will bring you good cheer and keep you warm in those cold, winter nights in Atreia. Remember if you want it on your main character, make sure you log on to your main then open the survey and accept it!

The second survey will deliver a second Watchful Ailu pet egg. The Watchful Ailu was a big hit and we want to provide an opportunity for everyone to get this wonderful pet. If you didn't get a chance to get the Watchful Ailu the first time around, the second survey is your chance to get it on your main. If you already received this pet, the second survey is a chance to get it on an additional character!

Make sure you log onto the appropriate character before you open and accept the survey, Daevas.

We wish you a Merry Solorius and Happy New Year!