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Look Forward to New Forums Next Week

Last week we began carefully spreading the word about the approaching new vBulletin-basedforums for the official site. The more frequent forum dwellers among you probably caught wind of this and have begun to back up your important posts already. Now we would like each of our forum users to back up his or her important posts sooner rather than later! The old forums will be buried soon, paving the wayfor the arrival of the new forums on Monday, April 5, 2010, 10:00 am PDT (more).

The new forums will be using vBulletin. They will offer a much wider array of functionality than the current ones do. This change offers the Community Team ample opportunity to improve our activities as well. Not only will our postings be more prominent, but you will also see increased support from other departments here at NCSOFT.Some of the nice features you'll see coming with the new vBulletin forums include:


Upcoming Double Experience Weekend - 2010-03-24

Greetings Daevas,

Are you ready for another Double Experience Weekend? If you said "No", congratulations on level 50! For everyone else, it's time to once again stock up on food and caffeinated beverages in preparation for a weekend without sleep. This Friday, March 26th, at 8 p.m. (server time), we will enable double experience. The experience bonus will run through the weekend before ending on Monday at 8 a.m. (server time).

We've broken down what time the double experience will begin on each server. Plan accordingly, and enjoy the double experience!


Last Week to Grab an Aion Magazine Preorder

Last Friday's Eye on Community gave you a glimpse of what is to come in the first issue of the official Aion magazine. The coming week, however, marks the last week you are able to preorder it! If you're looking to indulge not only in 12 issues of our premium Aion magazine (over 100 pages in the launch issue), but also in preorder benefits that include a special pair of wings, white or black dye, a wicked pilot hat and more, head over to the official Aion magazine website


The More You MMO Series Debut

Greetings Daevas,

One of the guiding principles we have here at NCSOFT is that our customers come first. A major challenge that we face in the gaming industry today is the use and abuse of an evil known as real money trading (RMT). We're in the middle of a war, a war that we fight because of the adverse effects RMT can have on you, our loyal customers.

You see, RMT doesn't start and stop with a simple transaction. That's just the beginning. After that first transaction, the same companies that offer Kinah, power-leveling, and preleveled characters continue to do anything and everything they can to use the information that you have given to them to steal, spam, bot, and ultimately destroy your gaming experience and the experience of others.

Because of that, we have a firm stance against the use of RMT, a policy enforced by our good friend, the Banhamminator!

It doesn't matter what game you play. If you or someone you know is using the services of RMT companies, you run the risk of losing everything you've worked so hard for. Worse still, you could be banhamminated.

The more you know, the more you'll MMO.

Stay safe, Daevas,

—The Aion Community Team


Fergus McGreedy's Little Headache

Fergus McGreedy has lived an interesting life. His eye for gold and wealth has taken him both near and far. His treasure chests are filled with riches from Elysea and Asmodae… even the Abyss itself. Over the years, Fergus has become a well-known character in Atreia; after all, how could anyone possibly miss a leprechaun dressed in green suit and top hat, lounging around a chest larger than himself?

Unfortunately, Fergus' fame has also resulted in him attracting attention from less pleasant members of Atreian society. Shugo bankers have long sought to get their hands on his riches, but were only recently able to uncover a relevant loophole in the Elyos and Asmodian tax systems. Following this recent revelation, a horde of Shugo tax collectors have started chasing after Fergus, looking to take the wee man's hard-earned Kinah.


Rift Opening in San Francisco

Greetings Daevas,

Several members of the Aion team, including yours truly, will be rifting to San Francisco later this week to show off Aion on the GDC show floor. If you're in the area and planning on attending the show, seek us out, we adore hearing from our fans. If you can't make the event but live in the area, feel free to follow our whereabouts with Foursquare. If you manage to track us down, we might even have some goodies for you!

To follow us on Foursquare, you'll need to first create an account either using the Foursquare website, or with your mobile device (iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Palm, etc). Once you've created your account, add aion_tamat and watch our movement throughout the day. We'll see you there!


Flipping the Double Experience Weekend Switch

Greetings Daevas,

Who's ready for another Double Experience Weekend? That's right! It's time to once again stock up on caffeinated food and beverages in preparation for a weekend without sleep. This Friday, March 12th, at 8 p.m. (server time), we will enable double experience. The experience bonus will run through the weekend before ending on Monday at 8 a.m. (server time).

We've broken down what time the double experience will begin on each server. Plan accordingly, and enjoy the double experience!