Eye on Community 04.30.2010
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 to get 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!
Topic of the Week
Why and how are you playing on the public test server?
We all know that the public test server (PTS) a testing ground for future content, but we also know that the reasons for going there are about as numerous as there are Kerubim in Poeta.
Tell us what you will do differently when playing on the PTS? Will you be trying different classes? The other faction? Will you get more invested in PvP, or less?
Charge on over to the forums,where we have set up a thread especially for this. We can't wait to hear what you have to say!
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In Other News
Let's have a look at what's been going down in the community:
[Fansite Feature] ZAM's Killer Aion Sweepstakes
Aion ZAM has partnered with Bigfoot Networks to bring you a chance to win a number of cool prizes. Simply sign up for a chance at an Aion Limited Collector's Edition, a Killer Xeno Pro, or better still, a top secret piece of Aion swag that you won't want to miss. This is a great opportunity if you have friends that have been wanting to play Aion, signup now for your chance to win!
[Fansite Feature] Operation: Best Server Ever
Our friends over at AionSource have been putting together a plan to drive community to the new PTS (Public Test Server).
[Video] The Adventures of Sirona Trailer
Dracia of Ariel posted a trailer for the upcoming Machinima "The Adventures of Sirona: A New Beginning", which is expected to be released in June.
[Video] Ranger Gumi Pwnage
Atreia is a world filled with many gigantic, horrific creatures just waiting to flatten you with the ground. Obviously, you want to stay away from these guys and instead pick on the ones that don't fight back.
[Video] Telemachus Upper Abyss Sees Unexpected Shift of Hands
Last night a carefully prepared and organized raid put an end to an era in the Upper Abyss of Telemachus, where Elysean wings had dominated the colorful Abyss skies for over three months. The dominant Elyos legions BOON Control and Section IX were caught sleeping, to put it mildly, and eventually fell to the masses of attacking Asmodians.
[Fan Art] Baby Tutty
What's cooler than Fanart that depicts Tutty? Fanart that shows baby Tutty!! Shizuma of Siel displays her talent over at the Aion Facebook.
[Screenshots] Let's Dance
We don't get enough threads dedicated to dancing and wanted to put this one out there. So, um, how do you dance?
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