Announcements

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.


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?


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.