Eye on Community 02.26.2010
Dorthax of [UK] Kahrun asks:
"Just like Darkness meets Light, which forms the most beautiful colors of passion during sunrise or sunset
Just like the Ying and the Yang, which are opposites, yet form a perfect circle
Just like Fire and Water, opposites, but when combined give birth to vapor and are no more
What would happen if a child of Asmodae would fall in love with a child of Elysea?"
Good question, Dorthaxbut not one you'd want to ask openly in the streets of Pandaemonium. There are many conflicting ideas about what would happen if an Asmodian and an Elyos got together, but most everyone seems to agree that it would be bad indeed. If this event has ever happened, those involved have certainly kept it quiet. And for good reason; in the current situation of all-out war, the Shedim Lords would not look kindly on someone who chose to consort with the enemy, and would most likely see them as a traitor. For all their differences in other areas, the Seraphim Lords appear to feel the same way.
Given such a taboo, the best we can do is give a quick overview of the many rumors in circulation.
There are those who say that the Asmodians and the Elyos are so different that such a thing could never happen. Even if the two were able to overcome their different cultures and languages enough to fall for each other, they would find that they are too physically different to consummate their love or to conceive a child. Others say that the reality is even worse, that the pairing would produce a childa twisted, brutal, animalistic child, who could not be taught or reasoned with. This child, it is said, would bring about the downfall of both Elysea and Asmodae. There are whispers that such a child has already been born, that he lives and stalks the world, and that he is the offspring of none other than two Empyrean Lords, whose shame has driven them to disown their child.
Finally, there are a very few who say that these are grisly folk tales told to frighten young Daevas away from even considering such ideas. They claim that it would be a beautiful union, and may even pave the way toward reconciliation of the two warring sides. Naturally, such treasonous speech is not tolerated by the Shadow Court.
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It's been an exciting week, and it promises to be an even more exciting weekend as we prepare to flip the double experience switch later this evening. On Wednesday, you heard from Aion's producer, who disclosed some information about what we're working to bring to the live servers in the first half of the year. To reiterate what Kinslon said, we're listening to your feedback and are collaborating with the Korean development team more than we ever have in the past. The next couple of updates will build upon an already solid foundation by improving aspects of the game that we've identified based on your feedback. These updates will continue to enhance the experience that our loyal fans have come to expect.
We appreciate the patience you've shown us over the last couple of months. We know you want information, and as Kinslon said, we'd love to tell you everything we're talking about internally, but we have to be careful about what we do share. We don't intentionally avoid sharing details because we want to. We do so to avoid disappointing you later if our plans don't come to fruition. So often, our ideas go through fundamental changes before they're implemented, even if we decide to implement them after testing.
Next week, the Aion team is meeting to finalize our feature list for the update planned for the first part of 2010 and to discuss an even larger update that will follow later in the year. We can't say much more then that in this update, but we will try to ninja leak something out to you soon.
Now for a look at what's going on in the community. This week we put our focus on YouTube as we continue to search for player created Aion machinima.
Aion Original Music Video "Fallin' in lava"
Alicia Keys, or at least her Daeva equivalent, hit Atreia this week with the debut of a single titled "Fallin' in lava." Great job, Kcrefa! We look forward to more musical talent to come out of the Aion community in the future.
That's all for this week! Remember, we're always on the lookout for player created content to feature in the Eye on Community. If you're working on any machinima for Aion, shoot us an email!
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