Announcements

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!


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:


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!


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