Announcements

Ask Kinslon: Aion v1.9 Interview #2

This week, our Daeva of Journalism, Aquilanius, spoke with Aion Producer Chris "Kinslon" Hager about Two-Handed Armsfusion and the Mist Item Rental system coming to Aion in May with the 1.9 update. That's right, we said May!

Aquilanius: How does this system differ to the Daily Quest reward rental system?

Kinslon: The items you receive from the daily quest reward system are rarer and have a wider variety of time limitations (3, 7 and 14 days). For the longer time lengths, it will take a lot more daily quest completions to be able to get these. The Mist Rental weapons are all 14 day weapons and are available every 5 levels so players can use them at a wide range of levels. Also, they are great for players who want to rent a good weapon to power through a weekend or instance instead of completing several daily quests to get the higher stat weapons or paying potentially a lot more for a weapon they would shortly outgrow.


Updated Veteran Rewards

Today marks the introduction of Veteran Rewards for players who have had an active Aion account for seven months and beyond. The Aion Veteran Rewards program was introduced as a token of our appreciation to reward Daevas that have played Aion with unwavering dedication. Now that you've received the six month reward, it's time to unveil what we have planned next.

Months 7, 8, 10 and 11: Honored Daeva

For each of these months we will give you tools of recovery and revival, along with a Major Ancient Crown that serves as the ultimate gift card for a player of your status.

Month 9: Guardian Daeva


Ask Kinslon: Aion v1.9 Interview #1

Aion v1.9 is coming up just around the corner and our Daeva of Journalism, Aquilanius, had the opportunity to interrogate Producer Chris "Kinslon" Hager. During the interview, Kinslon is forthcoming with the nitty-gritty information about the stun defense system and daily quests coming in 1.9. Over the coming weeks we plan to continue these mini interviews until Kinslon's information well is dry. Stay tuned!


Aquilanius: How exactly will the stun defense skills work?

Kinslon: You can purchase the Remove Shock skill from your character's appropriate skill trainer (preceptor). Once your character has learned the skill you've purchased, if your character becomes stunned in combat, Remove Shock becomes available as a chain skill that you can use to remove the stun and increase your character's resistance to stun, knockback, and similar conditions for 7 seconds. At later levels, class-specific skills that you can also learn will act as chain skills that let you go on the offensive in addition to the basic abilities of Remove Shock.


Upcoming Double Experience Weekend - 2010-04-07

Greetings Daevas,

After enjoying Fergus's present of the massive soul healing cost reduction, are you ready for another Double Experience Weekend? I don't hear you… What? Is that a yes? That's what I thought!

Ladies and gentlemen, it's time once again to stock up on food and caffeinated beverages in preparation for a weekend without sleep but tons of fun brought to you by your favorite game: Aion!

This Friday, April 9, at 8:00 p.m. (server time), we will enable double experience. The experience bonus will run through the weekend before ending on Monday, April 12 at 8:00 a.m. (server time).


Relaunch of the Official Forums

Greetings Daevas,

Earlier today we launched the beta version of our new and improved forums. We're still working hard to improve them and will continue to do so throughout the rest of the week. As we gather your feedback and find bugs of our own, we will intermittently bring the forums down for maintenance. Because of this maintenance, the Aion forums will be offline from time to time throughout this week.

When the forums are unavailable, you can follow the Community Team through the following channels.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aion/94261718827

Twitter: http://twitter.com/aion_tamat

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/aionus

—The Aion Community Team


Meet Team Aion at Sakura-Con

Several members of the Aion team will be hosting a panel during Sakura-Con this Saturday, April 3, at 3:00 p.m. PDT in Seattle, Washington. During the panel, Aion Producer Chris Hager, Game Content Writer Jessica Downs, and Community Manager Andrew Beegle will be talking about bringing Aion from the East to the West and will be presenting a clear example of those eastern roots and how they relate to anime.

If you can't make the event but live in Seattle, feel free to follow our whereabouts using Foursquare. If you track us down, we might even have some goodies for you!


Atreian Soul Healers Bribed!

It has come to our attention that Fergus McGreedy has spent the remainder of his treasure bribing the Soul Healers of Atreia. As a result, the Shugo bankers seeking McGreedy have instituted a hefty bounty to anyone who can catch him alive. McGreedy gave our intrepid reporter a brief interview in the midst of a rather raucous drinking session.

"Well, see . . . I know a few wee little beasties had been sort of, erm, set freeduring my little jig through Atreia. Now, I'm all fer a *hic* good punch upevery now n' then, but it seems my memories weren't quite the craic they were back when they weren't memories, n' I was a spritely little leprechaun kneedeep in Brax sh-HEY! I'VE RUN OUT OF BEER! HEY! YOU! BEER! B-E-E-R! Tanks!