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Daeva's Day!

Greetings Daevas,

If you feel like you've been working your little wings off exploring the Abyss and securing Balaurea, you might want to step back and take a breather. Daeva's Day is the time of year when we think about all that we've achieved as Daevas, and let ourselves have a little fun.

Originally it marked the anniversary of the ascension of the first 'regular' Daevas (after the Twelve Empyrean Lords), but as more and more Daevas each year are blessed by Aion, it became a chance to congratulate them. This is a very special Daeva's Day—we can't think of any time in history when so many have ascended in such a short time! Time to eat cake, and wear silly hats. (It's all about the silly hats.)

—The Aion Community Team

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Aion Anniversary Note From Lance Stites

Hello Friends and Daevas,

I bring salutations on such an auspicious day—the first year anniversary of the launch of Aion!

I want to express my deepest appreciation and respect to all our fans; we could not have come this far without you, as you have helped us make Aion what it is today, a triple-A MMO comprised of a world class community.

We launched Aion last September with great anticipation and fanfare and quickly exceeded the million player mark making it the biggest launch for NCSOFT West so far. This instant success came with some challenges, as players experienced server queues due to the massive demand from players eager to play the game that took South Korea by storm. Since ironing out the kinks, we've managed help streamline the player experience, hosted numerous in-game activities, and hammered out two major free updates; the 1.9 patch — a direct result of feedback from our North American and European players — and the recent release of Assault on Balaurea.

In addition to new levels, zones and solo instances, the updates introduced some important game changes intended to improve the enjoyment of the game across both lower and higher levels, including a smoother leveling curve, skills, increased drop rates and other quality-of-life improvements. And we can't forget about our useful, practical and at times adorable (a word I rarely use unless I mean it) pets, something I've personally enjoyed playing with since their introduction into the game.

While some of you have already reached level 55, we know there are still countless hours of fun to be had within the instances, fortress sieges and Dredgion battles. We're also aware that no matter what we put out, you want more. We don't blame you and trust me when I say the feeling is mutual. That's why we're not resting. We're actively working on the next update and are just as excited for it as we were for Assault on Balaurea. While we can't share everything because we're still working on the details, new western specific events, continuing refinement to drop rates and experience, a 64-bit client to make performance better than ever and expanded pet functionality are a few things we know are coming.

Even the community team knows that you want more and that's why they recently kicked off Scorching Heat, an event that allows you to cash in earned tokens for cool in-game rewards, like unique costumes. And similar to last year, players can anticipate our annual Halloween and Holiday events. A ton of work has gone into these events, and we're excited to show them to you as we've incorporated your feedback from last year.

As I already mentioned, we couldn't have gotten this far without the support from our fans, so as a sign of our appreciation, check the in-game survey system today to find a special gift from the Aion team. Additionally, for our truly loyal, long term players, we are happy to announce the One Year Veteran Reward, an Aqua Griffo, a truly unique pet that includes Storage abilities, Alarm function, and Fortune capabilities. I know, I know, how are going to top this for the next year? Well, we're already thinking about that too!

With the many changes that have already come to Aion, and many more to come, I would like to take a moment to note a changing of the guard here on the Aion team. As you may have heard earlier, our beloved Community Manager Tamat will be leaving NCSOFT to fly down to the always sunny Elyos resort known as Los Angeles. The other members of the Aion Community Team, including Trine, will be stepping in to fill his wings for a short while as we find a suitable replacement. It goes without saying that he will be greatly missed by us and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.

In closing, I wanted to wish you all a very happy anniversary and thank you for participating in the huge success that Aion has been so far. I look forward to future updates and changes that Aion has in store.

Faith and arms,
Lance Stites

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Month 12 Veteran Rewards

Greetings Daevas!

Veteran Rewards let us express our sincere appreciation for Daevas that have steadfastly played Aion. We've updated the Aion Veteran Rewards program with the rewards for players who have had an active Aion account for twelve complete months.

We've nearly reached the one-year mark, and we hope that those of you who are eligible enjoy the goodies in the Master Daeva pack!

Month 12: Master Daeva

1 Aqua Griffo Egg
1 Asmodian Personal Reusable Kisk Stone
1 Elyos Personal Reusable Kisk Stone
1 Fiery Head
5 Major Ancient Crowns


Empyrean Lords of NCSOFT: Kate "Trine" Field

Greetings Daevas,

Over the last year, I've had the privilege to be part of the Aion team, one that is full of extremely talented individuals who are passionate about the game. However, this Daeva's life is changing, and I've made the decision to retire my NCSOFT wings in order to move to Los Angeles, California to embark on a new adventure. It was a hard decision to make and it goes without saying that I will sorely miss my friends here at NCSOFT as well as all of you.

Reflecting on my time here, I realized you know a lot about me, but you haven't met some newer members of the team. In the Empyrean Lords of NCSOFT series, it's our goal to change that. Over the coming months, you'll have the opportunity to get to know the passionate folks that make …


Celebrate Daeva's Day in Aion

Greetings Daevas,

If you feel like you've been working your little wings off exploring the Abyss and securing Balaurea, you might want to step back and take a breather. Daeva's Day is the time of year when we think about all that we've achieved as Daevas, and let ourselves have a little fun.

Originally it marked the anniversary of the ascension of the first 'regular' Daevas (after the Twelve Empyrean Lords), but as more and more Daevas each year are blessed by Aion, it became a chance to congratulate them. This is a very special Daeva's Day—we can't think of any time in history when so many have ascended in such a short time! Time to eat cake, and wear silly hats (it's all about the silly hats).

—The Aion Community Team


New Round of Character Transfers - 2010-09-15

Greetings Daevas!

Signups for the next round of character transfers will begin on Thursday, September 16 at 1:00 p.m. PDT. Characters who have signed up for this round will be transferred on Wednesday, September 22 during the server downtime.

If you miss this round, don't worry. You'll have another opportunity next week.

—The Aion Community Team


Win an Aion Themed Custom PC Case

NCSOFT has teamed up with Antec to bring you an incredible custom Aion PC case! The Antec NCSOFT Aion Modded Case Sweepstakes gives you the opportunity to win a radiant Elyos custom-themed PC case. The Elyos PC case embodies the beauty and grace that the Elyos display even in the depths of battle.

Review the complete details at the official contest page today, and then enter to win! The internet entry deadline has been extended to September 30, 2010!

How to win:

  1. Start by "liking" both Antec, Inc. and on Facebook.
  2. Enter the Sweepstakes by filling out the form at the http://www.antec.com/aioncontest.
  3. Watch the Antec, Inc. and Aion fan pages on October 1, 2010 to see if you've won the Elyos case.