Announcements

Lance Stites Talks About the State of Aion Today

Greetings,

A lot has happened since I last addressed our community. We've launched our long awaited product Aion and have been pleased and challenged with keeping up with the massive player demand.

There's no doubt that we've done some things very well with Aion: the product is polished and incredibly fun. We managed to deploy to North America and Europe within the same week and have experienced strong demand. As most of you are aware, this has come at a cost in the form of queue times. This is by far our biggest challenge and has led to some frustration as players wait to enter their server of choice.


Aion Update 1.5.0.8

Aion will during the next maintenance period receive a new update addressing a couple of common game and localization issues. We are right now focusing on getting rid of critical game bugs and polishing our French and German versions of the game. Keep reporting issues and bugs as you encounter them through the appropriate channels, and we will track them down and squash them as quickly as possible.

The patch is available for download via the NCSOFT Launcher, and the patch size is at 5.3 MB. Head on over to the Aion PowerWiki if you want to get the complete rundown of improvements and fixes.


Aion Update 1.5.0.8 - 2009-09-30

Aion will during the next maintenance period receive a new update addressing a couple of common game and localization issues. We are right now focusing on getting rid of critical game bugs and polishing our French and German versions of the game. Keep reporting issues and bugs as you encounter them through the appropriate channels, and we will track them down and squash them as quickly as possible.

The patch is available for download via the NCSOFT Launcher, and the patch size is at 5.3 MB. Head on over to the Aion PowerWiki if you want to get the complete rundown of improvements and fixes.


[East]Meslamtaeda Joins the Family

A very welcome addition to our North American server family cleared all testing phases and evaluation procedures just moments ago. Our East Coast servers have been some of the more popular ones to date and [East]Meslamtaeda intends to hold the torch high and provide even more options to current and future East Coast players alike.

The name 'Meslamtaeda' comes from one of the feared Dragon Lords, one that has many times been called the 'Lord of Death and Fear'.

Enjoy!


Origine First to Capture a Fortress

Origine, a French legion on the [FRA] Suthran server, is by no means a new name to the MMO scene, having years' worth of experience. Late Friday night September 25, 2009, it was the first Legion in North America and Europe to lay claim to a fortress in the Abyss. Siel's Western Fortress on [FRA] Suthran is now under Elysean dominion! Origine has a challenging task ahead of itself: keeping the fortress secure. To remain kings of the hill, the Legion will need to avoid another title that is as equally feared as its current title is coveted: "First Legion to Have Lost a Fortress." Origine has done a good job on defending and conquering fortresses, as the Legion also captured Siel's Eastern Fortress during the weekend.

We managed to have a short talk with Gwarf, the Centurion of Origine, in order to gain some insight into what it takes to play in the big leagues.


Ayase: Hey Gwarf!
Congratulations on the recent accomplishment! You were the first Legion in North America and Europe to take down a fortress on our servers.


[West]Fregion is coming!

[West]Fregion is live! [West]Fregion is the first server to be added after our very successful launch of Aion. A European server and an East Coast North American server are also on the way.

The name "Fregion" has its origin in ancient Atreian lore, taken from the one Drakan that sparked history-altering pretension in the Balaur Empire, eventually leading to the Epic Cataclysm.

[West]Fregion has been set to North American West Coast time and is only the first in a line of servers we are rolling out. Aion has enjoyed tremendous popularity during these first couple of days, and we are aware of the queues on the most populated servers. We hope that our addition of fresh servers to choose from and conquer, for new and old players alike, will help in making these queues shorter and allow even more players to enjoy the game.


Aion Full Demo Accounts from iGames

From September 26 through October 9, over 100 iGames LAN centers in North America will be giving you the opportunity to try out Aion for free. Grab your friends and head on over to a participating location near you to claim your Aion full demo account that will allow you to play for up to 3 days, 5 in-game hours, or level 7, whichever you reach first! You will retain your character and progress during and after the demo period. Plus, each participating location will give you 1 free hour to play at the store with your friends!