Valentine's Day Screenshot Contest Winners

Last Monday the Valentine's Day Screenshot Contest came to an official end. We received hundreds of entries reflecting all the time you spent in the game with your loved ones. Since then the Community team jury has been locked in heated discussions about our favorites and who should win. It wasn't easy, but we're happy to announce that we've chosen our winners.

First Prize:

"Kiss Kiss" by Christian Schutz, Germany

Second Prizes:
"Angelic Love" by René Westerveld, the Netherlands
"Love is in the Air" by Bjørn Bekkers, the Netherlands

Upcoming Double Experience Weekend


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, February 26, 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!

Tahabata Vanquished!

Last Friday night February 12 11:42 p.m. CST, a North American group of players on [West]Ariel did what many before them had attempted but failed. They were the first to on a North American or European server to successfully pierce the thick scales of Tahabata Pyrelord, the ultimate boss monster of Dark Poeta. Player "Forgiven" from the Legion Flameborne was first to comment.

"Took us about a week and a half after equipping everyone with fire resist sets to down it, although [we] had multiple sub-5% wipes," said Forgiven.

It was certainly no easy feat, and Forgiven credits Sylvester Stallone for part of their accomplishment:

"Preparation was hard, we had a number of montages made during training, weekly Rocky movie marathons, and team building exercises designed to increase our trust in each other."

Make Big Changes with Aion Account Services

Pick a new name, a new look, anew gender, or a new Legion name with new Aion account services. Visit the NCSOFT store, select the service you'd like to purchase, and click the Buy Now button. Customization is just a few clicks away.

Once you've purchased an account service, all you have to do is log in to your NCSOFT Master Account, go to your Aion Game Account Details page, and use Apply In-Game Items on your selected character. Log in to Aion with the selected character, and the appropriate account service ticket will be waiting in your in-game express mail.

Increase in Phishing Activity

One of our largest and longest running fansites was the unfortunate target of a hacking attack earlier this week, resulting in the tragic theft of its e-mail database. While access to a list of e-mail addresses by itself will not allow anyone to compromise a game account, this list may be used for phishing, especially e-mail phishing. We have already seen an increase in phishing activity over the past week that may be a result of this theft.

The best way to avoid phishing scams is to avoid clicking links that have been sent via e-mail to you or posted in the forums. When in doubt, we recommend manually visiting official NCSOFT websites and navigating to the suggested areas yourself.

The NCSOFT and Aion domain URLs are:

For more advice on how to best take care of your game account, review our Play Smart page and the recent .

Fly safe, and remain vigilant!

Celebrate Valentines Day with Double Experience

Greeting Daevas,

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, we want to show our players some love in the form of a double experience weekend. On Friday, February 12 at 8 p.m. (server time), we will enable double experience. The experience bonus will run through the weekend, ending on Monday at 8 a.m. (server time).

To put the start time into context, we've broken down what time the double experience will start on each server. Plan accordingly!

East Coast Servers Start Time is 8:00 p.m. EST on:

  • Azphel
  • Israphel
  • Lumiel
  • Marchutan
  • Meslamtaeda
  • Triniel
  • Zikel

West Coast Servers Start Time is 8:00 p.m. PST on:

  • Ariel
  • Fregion
  • Kaisinel
  • Siel
  • Vaizel
  • Yustiel

Oceanic Server Start Time is 8:00 p.m. AEST on:

  • Nezekan

Spend a romanic weekend with your significant other leveling in Atreia. Nothing says "I love you" like a full experience bar. Well, that and some chocolate!

—The Aion Community Team

GSU's Message on Account Security

Greetings, all. I'm Scott Jennings, otherwise known as GM Luminary, working with NCSOFT's Game Surveillance Unit (GSU). I've been asked to take some time to speak for a bit on the fallout from the war that we've been fighting in our games against real money trading (RMT) companies and others trying to violate your account security, and how you can help in the fight.

Make no mistake—it is a war. One that you, our players, see the effects of whenever you play our games or visit forums related to our games. Many of you have noticed the decrease in bots, farmers, and gold spammers as a result of our efforts.