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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

Level 50? Check!

How fast players decide to level their characters is a very personal thing. Some prefer to take it slow, to log in once in a while, soak up the world, and read every storyline there is from beginning to end. Others rely on fervent research, practice, and teamwork to reach the highest level not only quickly, but first.

On October 7, 2009 at 11:32 p.m. BST (more), Drno and Almisaela were the first two players to reach level 50. Both are members of the known "For the Harmony" Legion. You read it right—the first two! They happened to both reach it at the exact same time!

[East]Lumiel Extended Downtime and Maintenance 10/19

This message was posted 2:30 a.m. PDT 10/19.

We have been experiencing technical difficulties with North American server [East]Lumiel since 00.15 a.m. PDT 10/19. We have in our investigations managed to pinpoint the problem to server hardware that needs to be replaced.

Unfortunately replacing the affected parts will result in a short rollback on the server, causing activity during the final 30 minutes to one hour before the server's downtime to be lost.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has brought and are working hard to get Lumiel back up again. We estimate for logins to be possible again within 15 minutes of this posting.

Aion Update

Aion has been updated to version today.

The changes are as follows:

Gender Tag Fix for French and German languages
Updated Chat Spam Filter