Upcoming Double Experience Weekends

Greetings, Daevas!

We've heard your feedback that the experience curve can be steep in certain levels of Aion, and over the last couple of weeks, we've been evaluating how we want to address this issue to provide for smoother character progression. While we're committed to providing a permanent solution, our long-term plans require development time. As part of that process, we are implementing a temporary enhancement so that you can feel immediate benefits that we're excited to be rolling out this weekend.

The Solorius Festival - 2009-12-12

Hear ye! Hear ye! All of Atreia's inhabitants are invited to join in the Solorius Festival, a monumental celebration to honor the previous year's ascended Daevas and their service to humanity.

The Solorius Festival is not only one of the year's most anticipated events, but also one of the oldest. Its origin dates back to before the Cataclysm. It is a festival of communion, sharing, and appreciation. Wealth and status are set aside each year as families make diligent preparations in advance to honor the ascended. Many Atreians travel to a capital city to immerse themselves in the festivities.

Aion Reviewed and Scored by Gamervision set out earlier this week to enlighten the world with a new in-depth review of Aion graced with lush screenshots. The review describes Aion as a game "teeming with potential," noting also that the current game is "a wonderful foundation to what can absolutely, positively become one of the best MMORPGs on the market." As Gamervision's reviewer notes it's "simply full of forward-thinking ideas."

Among many features, Aion's character flight was highlighted as one of the largest draws to the game. The review points out that flying has existed in MMO games before, but it's the first time the reviewer see it made an "integral part of the core."

The final score Aion lands it with a 8.25/10 and a "Buy it!" recommendation. Pass this on, folks!

Recipe for Disaster—Lobnite Cream Pasta

Has your mouth ever watered while browsing through the hundreds of cooking recipes in Aion? Ours certainly have! Follow this new series of real-life recipe conversions, a series we hope will bring life and a true Aion spirit to each gamer's kitchen.

Sometimes that slice of pizza may just not feel quite right. Sometimes we crave more than a reheated microwave pirogue. The recipes in our Recipe for Disaster series are more sophisticated than a grilled cheese sandwich, but if one's doing something grand, why not do it the Aion way?

Server maintenance 11/19 8:30 a.m. PST

We are bringing the Aion servers down at 8:30 a.m. PST, November 11, 2009 (more) for maintenance. During this maintenance we will apply a hotfix to improve the stability of the client.

The maintenance is estimated to take no longer than 1 hour.

Thank you for your patience!

Aion Around the World

Over the last year, gamers all over the world have been introduced to Aion. This new lifestyle has grown into an overwhelming passion that transcends nationality, religion, or race. We've been amazed to see the creation of truly international communities and to hear player feedback in so many different languages. Aion has become a global experience that we intend to grow, nurture, support, and improve upon in years to come.

To highlight the global phenomenon that Aion has become, we want to see pictures of our community members in public locations. We're looking for pictures of our players participating in exciting activities or showcasing Aion-themed merchandise, art, or cosplay. To give you an example of what we're looking for, Tamat, and Ayase took a moment to pose at the Pike Place Market in Seattle while Amboss did the same almost 5000 miles away at the famous pier in Brighton, UK.

Weekly Web Roundup 11.03.09

Extra, extra, read all about it! Here comes another Weekly Web Roundup hot off the presses. This week we take a look at a review published by PC Zone, UK's second largest gaming magazine; Game Informer's weekly list of top PC titles; and two news articles that look at part one of the 1.5.1 patch notes and Aion Veteran Rewards.

We start the roundup with a favorable review from UK gaming magazine, PC Zone. In the review, Aion is referred to as: "Beautiful, addictive and well-balanced, presented palatably and with constant, satisfying rewards." Their three-page review, which unfortunately isn't available online, gave Aion an 80% rating.