Eye on Community 05.21.2010

Greetings Daevas,

It's been an exciting week here at NCSOFT! Many of you have probably already seen the letter from our producer, Chris "Kinslon" Hager. In the letter, Chris gets down to business releasing the live date for v1.9, a general timeframe for 2.0, and brief tidbits about our plans for server transfers and server merges. If you haven't yet read it, I'd encourage you to do so!

For those of you playing on the PTS, you've probably noticed that we've begun to make sections of 1.9 available for incremental patching. Many of you have asked us why we've begun to release pieces of the patch in the PTS, and the answer is simple: your convenience. Because of the sheer size of this update, we wanted to make it easy for our players to download the update. We plan to use the same patching strategy on the live servers, and you can expect to see that begin sometime next week.

We've been overwhelmed by how excited the community is about the 1.9 update. That brings us to our Topic of the Week.

Topic of the Week

What feature in 1.9 are you the most excited about?

This week we announced that 1.9 will be available on the North American and European public test servers on Tuesday, May 25, 2010. A week later the 1.9 update will be available on the North American and European live servers on Wednesday, June 2, 2010.

We would love to hear what feature you are the most excited about. Can't wait to light up Kromede? Have you been saving that special bow to combine it with another two-handed weapon? Excited to have new apparel to customize your character with?

We would love to hear your thoughts in our official forums.

Do you want the Aion team to answer your question or discuss a topic of your choice? Drop us an email with your character name, server, and question at

In Other News

Let's have a look at what's been going on in the Aion community.

Win Free Game Time Cards for Aion with Aionopedia
The Aion Encylopedia, Aionopedia, is hosting a competition. Contribute to their website and receive a chance to win one of four 60-day Game Time Cards for your Aion account.

Meslamtaeda PvP Tournament
Does your team have what it takes? Yeonsoo is hosting his second PvP Tournament on Meslamtaeda!

Trailer Variante
The Variante Legion of Suthran takes to the skies fighting for Asmodae!

Chanter Power!
Vera and Team Korea highlight the high-speed Chanter PvP in the Abyss.

Nerifes' Aion Adventure
Nerifes has started a pictorial journal of his travels through the world of Aion. Enjoy the journey!

Knowledge Is Power

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Until next time.

Fly high, Daevas!

—The Aion Community Team


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