Reactivation Weekend with Double Experience!

Greetings Daevas,

Tell your friends, family, and former Legion mates about the upcoming "Double Your Fun" reactivation weekend! All inactive Aion accounts will be reactivated to coincide with this weekend's incoming double experience goodness.

During this weekend of fun, you can enjoy playing with friends that you may not have seen for a while, and level up twice as fast as usual!

The double experience weekend will begin and end according to the schedule below below:

Disclaimer: Any account inactive as of 7-30-2010 that have at one point used a retail (paid for) code and are not currently banned were reactivated for this event.

Dash of the Daevas, Winners Part I

"Business is goin' well, nyerk!"

Those were the words uttered by Ettanyerk, sponsor of the Dash of the Daevas event, when we approached him for the acquisition of a winners' list. He continued to tell us that his expectations for the contest were more than met, and that all of the prizes at stake had been won already. However, he nyerked, some of the larger achievements still linger.

Shugos are known for their not-so-modest negotiation skills, and after promising him dinner, wine and a lift to the Abyss, he agreed to divulge the full list of objectives.

Character Transfers on Hold

Greetings Daevas,

Due to technical complications occurring during the first execution of character transfers today, we have unfortunately found ourselves in a position where we need to further postpone the transfers until a solution is found. The issues did not appear in prior testing and have forced us to go back and perform careful investigations. We decided putting character transfers on hold would be a much more preferable option than having to face the risk of corrupting character information.

Assault on Balaurea Release Date

NCSOFT Reveals Release Date for Aion's Highly Anticipated Free Expansion — Aion®: Assault on Balaurea™

Aion Players in North America and Europe can begin exploring the world far beyond the traditional territories of Asmodae and Elysea beginning September 7th.

Today, NCSOFT, the world's premier publisher and developer of Massively Multiplayer Online games (MMOs), unveiled the official release date for Aion: Assault on Balaurea, the next exciting chapter in Aion that entrenches players into a rich storyline in which their actions will determine the fate of the world. Aion: Assault on Balaurea releases digitally to PCs in North America and Europe on Sept. 7, 2010, however, players looking for retail boxed copies of the full game featuring exclusive in-game pets will find them at select retailers in North America on Sept. 7 and on Sept. 10 in Europe.

Forum Downtime Extended

Greetings Daevas,

After nearly 24 hours of server merging, all Aion servers are back online and our web services have been restored with the exception of one: the Aion forums. We're currently working to update the Aion forums to reflect Character Name changes that occurred during the merger. Until we've completed this update, our forums will remain offline.

Our current plans are to restore North American and European forums as early as Thursday morning. If these plans change, we'll be sure to update you. Thank you for your patience!

Update: We've just been informed that the Hamster running our forum servers has escaped. Local authorities have been notified and are currently questioning members of the NCSOFT web team. Hang tight!

Update #2: The Hamster has been located and will be re-introduced to his server wheel shortly.

—The Aion Community Team

Character Transfer Update

Hello Daevas,

We have opened the Character Transfer service for the free move period. Character transfers will occur during our weekly maintenance periods.

Some of you may have both an Asmodian and Elyos characters on the same server as a result of the merge. You will need to use the character transfer service to resolve this race conflict before we re-enable race restrictions on all servers. Others may be interested in trying another server.

We have highlighted some key features you need to be aware of to ensure that a character transfer runs smoothly. Please check the criteria before you use the character transfer process. Your transfer process will fail if you do not meet the eligibility requirements.

Dash of the Daevas

Greetings Daevas,

Over the next few weeks we have several exciting in-game and out of game events planned.

Dash of the Daevas will kick things off with a bang, starting just after the servers come up on the 14th July. You'll be pitted against friends and enemies alike, in a race to achieve specially selected server 'firsts'. There probably isn't any significant need to further explain what properties constitute a 'first', besides mentioning the very fundamental fact of it denoting the first time something is accomplished!