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.

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.

Aion Veteran Rewards Are in Sight!

A couple of weeks ago we mentioned that Veteran Rewards, fine loot destined to fill the treasure chests of our most steadfast Aion players, are on the horizon. The concept is simple: The longer you play our game, the cooler things you get! Aion's Veteran Rewards will first be available on November 4, and at that point, those of you who have played the game for a month or more will be able to redeem your treats.

The first reward package will contain an Expand Cube Ticket to expand your inventory space, a Pop Legend dance emote to get funky with, four Lodas Amulets to boost your experience gain, and four Revival Stones to bring life and light when things look grim.