Announcements

Celebratory Double Experience Weekend

Greetings Daevas,

To celebrate the successful launch of 1.9, and to thank you for all your patience during our launch, we've decided to host a double experience weekend. We'll begin the festivities this Friday June 11, 2010 at 8 p.m. server time and conclude them on Monday June 14, 2010 at 8am server time. This weekend is the perfect chance to check out 1.9 with your main, or create an alternate character to experience what 1.9 has to offer lower level characters.

Clear your weekend schedules, tell your friends, and join us in Atreia for a fun weekend of double experience!


Aion 1.9 Full Install Client Now Available

It's been nearly nine months since the official release of Aion in the West. In that time, we've given you numerous small updates and the large much-anticipated 1.9 update.

We have just released a fully updated version 1.9 client installer. This client includes all the smaller updates and allows anyone to jump straight into the game after installing with no patching required! This full client is available via direct download from our partners at Fileplanet and GamersHell, it's also available from our own Torrent server. NCSOFT Torrent: …


Aion v1.9 is Live!

Greetings and salutations, fellow Daevas!

We are pleased to announce that Aion v1.9 is up and playable on our live servers. That's right! The much-anticipated update has (after an extended maintenance period) reached the shores of reality and is available now on all North American and European servers.

The update servers are currently under a lot of strain, they may seem to be unresponsive or cause a connection error. Please be patient while the patch server deals with the initial spike of traffic!


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.


Preload Aion 1.9 Now!

Greetings Daevas,

The much anticipated 1.9 update for Aion will be making its way to our live servers next Wednesday, June 2, 2010. You can already prepare for this by preloading the patch and have it ready for installation on launch day!

Your NCSOFT Launcher will now begin to incrementally download the update over the next couple of days leading up to launch.

If you want to try 1.9 already and help us test it, why don't you give the public test server a try? While 1.9 will not be available on the live servers before June 2, the PTS has it running already!


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.