Join the Hunt in the Harvest Revel!

During the fall harvest, from time immemorial, the people of Atreia have celebrated the bounty of the land. Years ago, the joy of the annual revels was troubled by an eclipse - a peculiar and magical eclipse that brought darkness to Asmodae and Elysea. Ever since, for days during Harvest Revel, the sky goes dark and the peoples of Atreia join the hunt.

Asmodians find soothing peace during the dark days of the Harvest Revel. They celebrate by racing after the Wild Kurthanir hunt leader during the Wild Hunt and cooking special traditional dishes.

Elyos endure the dark days because during them the dead of Elysea are restless. Undead creatures rise from the grave every few hours, pulled back into a semblance of life by the power of the eclipse. Elyos must join roving Dark Night bands to hunt and destroy the undead before they invade Elyos villages.

Aion Sweepstakes by ZAM

The ZAM network today announced the launch of a series of sweepstakes titled "Unidentified Flying Daevas." After the conclusion of the sweepstakes, six lucky winners will walk away with one of several awesome prizes: an Alienware Aurora Desktop, swag from Bigfoot Network, or perhaps the most coveted one, a shiny copy of Aion!

Take the leap, don your wings, and view more details on the competition page.

Weekly Web Roundup 10.14.09

This week's roundup is filled to the brim with reviews and news! Now that Aion has launched, websites across the Internet are sharing their thoughts about Aion—and everyone agrees, Aion is one of the year's most remarkable games. reviewed Aion recently, giving the year's most anticipated MMORPG the Editor's Choice Award and a score of 8.5! G4TV took a look at Aion also and deemed it "well-polished" and "luscious-looking." A number of other gaming sites weighed in with their scores and impressions of the game, including RPG Fan, The Onion AV Club, and reported that some of the first Daevas have reached their full potential. The first level 50 Aion characters in our Western servers have been sighted.

Character Creation Disabled on Ten Servers

We are temporarily disabling the creation of new characters on the following servers:

[Oceanic] Nezekan
[East] Marchutan
[West] Ariel
[East] Israphel
[East] Lumiel
[West] Siel
[East] Zikel
[East] Azphel
[East] Triniel
[West] Vaizel

This is intended to provide a population distribution to some of our newer servers and to allow us to ban certain accounts engaged in prohibited activities. We expect to re-enable character creation within the next 24 hours and hope this will improve your overall game experience.

Please note that this adjustment will have no negative impact or extended interruption of service to the logged-in communities of these servers. The servers may disconnect you very briefly, but you should be able to log in again right away.

MMOZine Issue 15 Features Aion

The latest MMOZine issue covers Aion in a new and insightful review spanning three pages. The article covers everything from flight to lore and takes a quick look at some of the different stages you will find yourself at after certain amounts of playtime.

You may find the Aion review on page 25. Be sure to grab it immediately!

Addressing Gold Spam

While Executive Producer Lance Stites took time to address some of the most prominent issues raised in the Aion community last week, we want to specifically address another issue that is a top priority for the team here at NCSOFT: in-game real money trading (RMT) advertisement, sometimes referred to as "gold spamming." These activities are something we're actively combating right now. They are also something you can help us with, and something that we are committed to addressing continually in the future.

Lance Stites Talks About the State of Aion Today


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.