Announcements

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.


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


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.


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).