Announcements

Preview of Aion Patch 1.5.1

Last week in our community address for October we told you about a few changes we've been working on for an upcoming update. Today we're happy to announce that the update is currently in testing and will be coming to the live servers in the near future. As promised, we are transparently giving you as much information as possible so to alleviate some of the concerns that you've expressed.

It gives us great pleasure to share with you the tentative patch notes for the Aion 1.5.1 patch.

Because this update is still in testing, we're unable to release the official date these changes will go live. Additionally, remember that changes could occur due to issues we find in testing.


Aion comes to DreamHack Winter—Bring Your Snowsuit!

DreamHack Winter is one of the largest PC festivals in the world and annually hosts more than 10,000 LAN-partying gamers for three full days. This year's iteration of the festival takes place between November 26 and 29 in Jönköping, Sweden.

We are bringing an entourage of 16 fully decked out Aion gaming stations for anyone who hasn't yet tried the game to DreamHack! Representatives of the Aion team will be staffing our booth. They'll be there to help you answer questions and to show you the ropes in Atreia. Once Aion gets all of your friends properly hooked, we will have demo serial codes to give to your friends so that they can try the game a bit more before committing to a purchase. The demo serial codes will run for three days, five game play hours, or seven levels, whichever comes first.


Weekly Web Roundup 10.28.09

In this Weekly Web Roundup, we take a look at two posts from USA Today's Game Hunters - the first is a review of Aion and the second is an article that gives reveals a variety of gameplay tips straight from the producers of the game. In addition to that, we're featuring two interviews that showcase some of the personalities within the Aion team, Producer Brian Knox and North America Community Manager, Andrew Beegle.

We begin the roundup this week with a favorable review that was published in USA Today by …


Special 48-hour Aion Collector's Edition Upgrade Purchase Window

Due to an internal error that caused availability of the Aion Collector's Edition Upgrade to end early, we're restoring the ability to upgrade between 12:01 a.m. PDT on Thursday, October 29, 2009 to 11:59 p.m. PDT on Friday, October 30, 2009 (more). Please keep in mind that this will be the last opportunity you will have to upgrade to the Aion Collector's Edition.

During the above listed 48-hour period, upgrades to the Aion Collector's Edition will cost $10.00 USD and will include the digital in-game items found in the physical Aion Limited Collector's Edition box.


Legion Spotlight — Dying for Honor

Back before Aion launched we highlighted and interviewed a selection of the game's most exciting upcoming Legions for our Atreian readers. Now that the game has shipped Legions are more important than ever — players are finally able to put in practice what they have for so long planned.

We want to continue the fine tradition of these interviews and decided to approach a German Legion called "Dying for Honor" for a round of questions. Read on!


Hello! You have spent quite a bit of time at the top of the Kromede rank charts (German Server). Please tell use about yourselves, where people may find you and a bit of your Legion's history.


Aion J!NX Apparel Now Available!

As an officially licensed partner of NCSOFT, J!NX is proud to bring you apparel celebrating the beauty and adventure of Aion.

Check out all of the official Aion apparel by J!NX and while supplies last get an additional Aion Energy Boost Pack to power up your gaming with each Aion J!NX apparel purchase.

J!NX is a clothing brand heavily influenced by video games and geek culture. It's an immersion into all forms of gaming, tech stuff, the interwebz, cult classic cinema, spaceships, comic books, fantasy, rolling dice, and collecting things. J!NX designs, manufactures and markets unique apparel that enables its customers to demonstrate their intelligence, uniqueness, leadership and wily mischievousness.


Weekly Web Roundup 10.21.09

It's time for another installment of our Weekly Web Roundup! This week we're happy to showcase more positive reviews, a sneak peek of what to expect from NCSOFT Halloween events across the board, and circulating news about Aion soaring to the top of the NPD (PC Sales) chart.

To get things started, MMORPG.com published an extremely positive review giving Aion an 8.7 out of a possible 10. "Aion is probably one of the most polished freshly-released MMOs I've ever seen—not surprising, given that it actually was released a year ago in Korean and China—but it does mean that the game is stable, fairly well balanced, and it contains plenty of content. It may not do an awful lot new, but what it does, it does very well." You can read the entire review here.