Eye on Community 10/15/2010

Greetings Daevas,

Alas, the heat of summer has dwindled and our scorching heat event has ended. If you still have scorching heat items in your inventory, you can still turn them in to the summer NPCs for those cool boxes full of surprises.

Last week, we highlighted some of the great guides the Aion PowerWiki team has been creating for the content from Aion®: Assault on Balaurea™. This week, we have one more to add to the mix: the Udas Temple Guide. Keep your eye out for a forthcoming guide featuring Lower Udas Temple.

Topic of the Week

This week, we are highlighting the new rifting surveys you will experience in-game. As many of you know, Assault on Balaurea introduced two specific changes to rifting: a defensive PvP buff and an additional effect to curse. The defensive PvP buff gives defenders in their homeland significant protection from enemy rifters. When a rifter is cursed, the curse effect now can impact both a rifter's speed and accuracy, and it extends for some time after when the rifter returns to his or her homeland.

Many of you have shared your thoughts and experiences concerning the rifting changes that were introduced in our forums. Based on those responses, we wanted to explore the issue throughout the game. The rifting surveys will gauge each player's opinions on the changes introduced in terms of the areas that have been impacted and opinions on the direction of the changes.

The surveys went live on October 13 and will be available in game for one week. The surveys will be distributed once per account to characters level 20 to level 55. We encourage you to participate and share your thoughts with us.

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

In Other News

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

Player vs Playa
Ajoda of Vaizel has a great new video highlighting some well-fought battles in Silentera Canyon.

Chiiyo of Thor is starting out strong with their first ever Aion Machinima piece. Great job, Chiiyo!

With a Splash of Shiija
Shiija of Israphel has posted some marvelous sketches depicting her character and her pals.

Will of Defiance
Ariel of Israphel has created an awesome legion tribute video. Have you wanted to highlight the hard work of your soldiers and put them in the spotlight for all the times they have battled under your banner? Check out this excellent tribute!

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