Eye on Community 05.14.2010

Greetings Daevas,

It's been a busy week here at NCSOFT as we've been finalizing all the 1.9 release information. We understand how eager you are to play this update first hand. Next week, we will release an extensive letter explaining where we're at in the process, in addition to an announcement that will affect every single Aion player.

Have a great weekend, Daevas. We'll see you next week!

Topic of the Week

What is the purpose and intent of the public test server?

Some folks are confused about what the purpose of the PTS. This week, Chris "Kinslon" Hager sets the record straight in what is shaping up to be an extremely active discussion on the forums. Want to know more about the public test server? Give the thread a read, and make sure to leave your feedback.

Eye on Community 05.07.2010

Greetings Daevas!

Grab a seat, buckle up, and get ready for more double experience action! That's right, another double experience weekend is on the horizon! Take this chance to dive into the game for faster progress, or let go and lose yourself for a weekend to the spirit of Aion. We'd love to see you send us fan art, fan fiction, and other cool samples of the fruits of your labors during the weekend to share with the rest of the community.

We hope you enjoyed giving the PTS a spin this week. In case you haven't tried it, head on over to our to find out how to get started. The server launched running the same game version as the normal servers, but it will feature the 1.9 content soon.

Community Coordinator Introduction

Greetings Daevas!

We're happy to announce that we've added a new member to the Aion community team. Please give a warm welcome to our new North American community coordinator, Katherine "Trine" Field.

Katherine brings a breadth of experience to our team. She has worked with community and with QA, as well as developed in-game events. She is an avid Aion player, having played over 1,200 hours in Aion since launch, and has spent time with both Asmodian and Elyos characters. She has played nearly every class in the game, crafted through expert levels, and enjoys rifting and siege warfare. Some of her all time favorite games outside of Aion are Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead, Fallout 3, and GTA4.

Eye on Community 04.30.2010

Greetings, allies!

Three small, yet very meaningful, letters have characterized the past week: P, T, and S.

Aion's two Western public test servers went live yesterday, one for the EU and one for NA. Both will be used to test versions of Aion a little bit before they're released to the live servers. The public test servers are still running the same version as our other live servers are at the moment, but we'll let you know when this changes. The experience rates are drastically increased from those you might be used to, and leveling up should be a breeze. Make sure toget past the first three levels, since that's when you'll start seeing the difference. Head on over to our public test server forums for more info!

Eye on Community 04.23.2010

Well met, folks!

We hope you had a great past week with Aion and that you're eager to jump into the fray that is another double XP weekend!

Martin "Amboss" Rabl, German community manager, decided to part ways with NCSOFT and explore new pastures. Martin has been a hard-working and serious employee who always put in long hours to get the job done during his time working on Aion and before that, City of Heroes. Not only did he contribute to the Community Team as a passionate person who always went above and beyond for the players, but also in being a great friend and awesome teammate.

Eye on Community 04.16.2010

Greetings Daevas,

If you saw the second "Ask Kinslon" interview, you know that we are bringing update 1.9 to the live servers in May. Many of you have been asking what takes us so long to bring these patches to our other territories. It's a good question, and one that we answer in our question of the week.

Question of the Week

Yukina of Telemachus asked:

"Many of us are wondering why it takes a few months to receive new patches. Could you explain the westernization process of patches like 1.9 to us?"

Eye on Community 04.09.2010

Greetings Daevas,

You've probably noticed that we've had a busy week with the launch of our new forums and the release of the first article in the "Ask Kinslon" 1.9 interview series. If you haven't already had the chance, check out our new forums, and tell us what you think. Now it's time for our weekly question from the community!

Question of the Week

Deshy from Telemachus asks:

"Why was the option to post comments on our character profile/Aion live status removed, and will it come back in some way?"


The official fan site kit is now available! The fansite kit has everything you will need to start your own Aion Fansite.

The kit includes:

  • Logos
  • Icons
  • Textures
  • Buttons
  • Character Renders
  • Concept Art
  • Screenshots
  • Wallpapers