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.

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!

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!

Web Roundup: Aion v1.9 Media Coverage

If you haven't had the time to read the Aion yet, take a minute or ten to do so. The Western Aion 1.9 update is slated to hit our European and North American servers the first half of the year. We're stoked to see you as excited as we are about the update.

The folks over at Massively, Kotaku, MMORPG, IGN and TenTonHammer had the opportunity to ask Aion Producer Chris "Kinslon" Hager a couple of questions prior to the patch notes release. To learn a little bit more about what led to some of the upcoming changes, check out what the press is saying in the five features linked below:

Aion v1.9 Secretive Meeting Notes

Greetings Folks

As some of our more observant followers noticed, a top secret, critical meeting just took place between our European and North American offices. This meeting was held in parallel with a press conference with over 60 invited journalists that took place at the same time in NCSOFT's Korean headquarters.

Unfortunately, we don't have a transcript of the meeting to share. Security precautions for the meeting were aggressive—including the use of lava pits and muscular bulls—which made leaking the information during the meeting an uninviting option. The objective of the meeting was to nail down the patch notes of the upcoming version 1.9 patch for Aion.

Official Aion Magazine Now Available

The world of Aion is full of adventures and dangerous enemies. But it is also a world where heroes are born and become brave soldiers in a celestial war. Today, we are proud to announce the launch of the Official Aion Magazine, a digital-only magazine where you can learn more about the world and its inhabitants. The magazine which will be published monthly will also include tons of information about the game, exclusive interviews, helpful guides and much more.

Subscribe to the Official Aion Magazine before March 25th and you'll receive the first issue with special exclusive in-game items. For more information about the magazine, and to subscribe, please visit the official magazine website.