Announcements

The More You MMO #3: Earn Your Power

The lure of instant gratification is tempting. You may see an advertisement to buy a character from someone (or some company) online instead of putting in the work to level the character yourself. However, buying a premade character isn't the route to instant "uber-pwns" that you think it is.

When you buy a character, you could be buying a character created by a RMT company or a power-leveling service. Not only could your security be compromised by dealing with these companies, the link your character has to these companies will lead to your account being eventually banned. Even worse, your character could have been a character stolen from another player who has been hacked.

We've teamed up again with Rooster Teeth to bring you a depiction of the impact you have on your teammates when you buy a character online. Remember, you have to earn your powers to learn your powers.


Suthran Divine Fortress Siege Interview

The Divine Fortress was conquered by the Elyos on Suthran (a French server) on Saturday April 24, 2010. After two hours of fierce battle, the Elyos army defeated the Balaur, and Suthran completed this achievement, becoming the first server in the West to do so. Arathaur, our French community manager, sat down with the main raid leaders to learn more about the strategy they used and their reactions when Ereshkigal's Claw was slain. Those interviewed here (and their respective Legions) are Forga (Origine), Falkynn (Origine), Ansea (Origine), Madacik (Millenium), Lolaa (Option), Nagora (BabyBoyZ), and Selket (Midgard).


Double Experience Weekend Valediction

Greetings Daevas,

When we announced that we were going to begin double experience weekends back in December, we mentioned that doing so was a temporary solution for an issue that we had plans to solve in the long term. With the 1.9 update hitting the live servers on June 2, we feel we can increase the rarity of these events. It's important to point out that double experience weekends are not disappearing completely; we still plan to run these event weekends, though less frequently going forward.


Aion and the Golden Joystick Awards

This is a call to arms, Daevas!

The Golden Joystick Awards constitute the oldest computer gaming award ceremony in the world. This year marks their 28th year in existence, and we'd be thrilled if you helped us support Aion by voting us into the prestigious short list!

Participating is easy! Head on over to the Golden Joystick website, click the quite sizeable VOTE NOW button, and make your pick for games for each genre. Aion is in the running to make the short list in two categories: "Online Game of the Year" and "Ultimate Game of the Year."


Upcoming Double Experience Weekend - 2010-05-05

Greetings Daevas,

Who's ready for another Double Experience Weekend?! That's right! It's time to once again stock up on caffeinated products in preparation for a weekend without sleep. This Friday, May 7th, at 8:00 p.m. (server time), we will enable double experience on all North American servers. The experience bonus will run through the weekend before ending on Monday 10th at 8:00 a.m. (server time).

See you on the battlefield! :)

East Coast Servers—Starts at 8:00 p.m. EST

Azphel, Israphel, Lumiel, …


Ask Kinslon: Aion v1.9 Interview #4

Greetings and salutations, my ever-vigilant Atreia-dwelling friends! As you continue to wait for 1.9 to hit the live servers, your favorite Daeva reporter continues to interrogate interview Aion's producer, Chris "Kinslon" Hager.

In our final week of the "Ask Kinslon" series, we focus our questions on new skills, instance changes, and the user interface! Enjoy!


Aquilanius: The Ranger skill Retreating Slash already exists as a Stigma at level 20ish. Will the Stigma be deleted and replaced with the new level 48 skill?


Aion 2.0 Patch Notes Incoming

The Korean Public Test Server today launched the much anticipated version 2.0 of Aion. Our ambition is not only to provide this content on our Western servers as soon as we can, but also to constantly relay information about these updates as soon as they appear in Korea.

The patch notes for 2.0 will to this end be published right here on aiononline.com. Unfortunately we received the notes late this time around. Since they are so large and since we don't have any particular affinity for machine translations, we'll need a few days to translate and ready them for you (they're over 38 pages!).