Announcements

Public Test Server Deployed

Well met, Daevas!

The last week passed accompanied with a fair bit of anticipation for Aion's new public test server (PTS). The day has now come for that server to spread its wings and descend to our mortal realms. As you are reading this, the PTS has been online for a short while. Your friends are probably connecting already!

What are you waiting for? Log in and create your character in preparation for future patch testing right away!

What is the public test server?

The PTS is a server used to publicly test game content somewhat in advance of pushing it to the normal game servers. For more details, head on over and take a look at the server announcement.


Veteran Rewards Modification

We recently discovered an exploit in the Veteran Rewards system. Some players were able to procure an unintended amount of Recovery Crystals as part of the seven-month reward. To rectify this, our good friend Morati has donated his seemingly endless Secret Remedy supply. The Recovery Crystals previously available in Veteran Rewards program for months 7, 8, 10, and 11 have been replaced with Morati's Secret Remedy.

The new reward has the same restoration values and shares the same cool-down timer as the Recovery Crystals. The only difference between the two items is that this new reward isn't tradable.

The changes will be retroactive to preserve the value of the Recovery Crystals that players earned legitimately.

We regret if this change inconvenienced you, and thank you for your patience and understanding.

—The Aion Community Team


Ask Kinslon: Aion v1.9 Interview #3

Greetings Daevas,

I've made a full recovery from the Porgus flu, so as promised, here is the third "Ask Kinslon" interview (the first that we will be releasing this week).


Aquilanius: What is the purpose behind Energy of Salvation?

Kinslon: Energy of Salvation is for players who are leveling more slowly than other players of the same level. You can gain Energy of Salvation starting at level 15. It is intended for casual players, or players that really enjoy exploring and pursuing interests in game that don't drive directly toward leveling as fast as possible. It's also meant for people who get distracted by shiny things instead of leveling—of which I am always guilty of.


"Ask Kinslon" #3 Delayed

Have you ever heard of the Porgus Flu? Neither had we; but apparently this strain of the E1M1 virus has infected our Daeva of Journalism, Aquilanius. As a result, he was unable to interview Chris "Kinslon" Hager this week.

It's still unclear where Aquilanius acquired the Porgus flu, though many suspect it was from Tutty or his distant cousin Poppy; regardless, Aquilanius will return next week with more information beginning with part one of a double feature on Monday. For now, enjoy the double experience weekend and try to stay away from those dirty Porgus.

—The Aion Community Team


Coming Soon: Public Test Server

Game patches have a long way to travel from conception to actual implementation on live services. One of the stages — Quality Assurance - involves thorough testing of new content, but it's not always enough to cover the nearly infinite amount of scenarios that are prone to occur when legions of players eventually bite into a patch on the live servers.

As a way to reduce the likelihood of imbalance and bugs reaching live servers unnoticed and unresolved, we have for some time been working to launch two Public Test Servers (PTS), one for our North American Aion players and one for European Aion players. The two servers will after much preparation open their gates for the first time on the 29th of April.


The More You MMO #2 - A Bad Deal

One of the common misconceptions about power-leveling services is that they are typically safe, and using them is a painless process. This notion couldn't be any further from the truth. When you pay third party companies or groups to level your character, you open the doors to the possibility of future compromise of your account, which could result in losing everything you've worked so hard to obtain. These companies save your information with the intention of stealing everything at a later date. It's important to point out that these are professional thieves. Even if you change your password, they know your personal information, so it becomes all the more likely that they'll regain access to your account with malicious intent.


Upcoming Double Experience Weekend - 2010-04-21

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, April 23rd, at 8:00 pm (server time), we will enable double experience on all North American servers. The experience bonus will run through the weekend before ending on Monday 26th at 8:00 am (server time).

Clear your schedule and get yourself ready for some double experience goodness! :)

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