Announcements

Beyond the Windstream - Producer's Letter

Greetings Daevas and Happy Daeva’s Day!

 

As Aion turns the corner and completes its 7th year of live service in the West, it's as good a time as ever to take a step back and look at where it stands. This past year has not been without its challenges, and we definitely would not have made it through without the loyalty and dedication of you, our players. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you from the entire Aion team.

In this letter, I'll share with you some of the team's priorities and plans for the next twelve months. Bear in mind that we're already working on these as I write this, and on several of them simultaneously - while we might prioritize one or two in the immediate term, none will be neglected. Lastly, this is not an exhaustive list, just some insight into what we are planning for the coming year – as time moves on and other plans become more solidified, I will write more letters to address them.

 

The Long Term

With the 5.0 update just behind us, one of our top priorities is to improve the frequency of our game updates, and improve the communication surrounding them. In recent months, we've fallen further behind schedule than we would like to be, and this is obviously a problem. Also, it's not fair to our players to have to watch those from other regions enjoy an update for months on end, with little word from us about when that update will be out here. To that end, we are streamlining our update process and will be better about communicating with players on when they can expect to see content.

Another major item we have been discussing (and a hot topic in the community) is server merges. While Aion has much to offer, server population has been falling for some time. Those of you who remain are as dedicated as ever and are sustaining the game with your passion and patronage, but we still want the best possible environment for you to play in. Before making official announcements, there are several considerations we need to make - player-side impacts like rankings, housing and game economy, and team-side impacts such as scheduling needs and how this may (or may not) affect the overall schedule of our game updates. We are still in preliminary discussions regarding server merges so we're not ready to announce anything just yet, but look for this information in the coming months.

 

The Immediate Future

In the coming weeks, the Daeva’s Day events will wrap up, and we will move into Harvest Revel. Popular events such as Alchemy and the Nightmare Circus will return. Moving further out, we look forward to the next update to Echoes of Eternity arriving before the year is out, bringing with it a host of changes to the Arena as well as a level 66+ Dredgion and a new Archdaeva-exclusive crafting discipline. We will post more information as we near the release date, but know that we are all very excited to have you experience this update and the next chapter of Aion’s story.

If you’re looking into jumping back into Aion, we definitely encourage you and welcome you to do so! The success and longevity of the game would not be possible without your continued support and passion for the game.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and we hope to see you in game.

Gideon


Update to Aion: Echoes of Eternity Has Arrived!

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The next update to Aion: Echos of Eternity is here!  

Plumes can now be purified into Pure Plumes, you can explore the Luna Shop and all the services it offers, the Atreian Passport has been updated, and more! 

To see our update highlights, please visit these pages:

We also have the Power of the Plumes promotion for tempering your Pure Plume as high as you can. Follow this link for more details.

This update has many more updates and addttions. View the patch notes here for full details on what’s new.

See you in game! 


Weekly Server Maintenance - August 17, 2016, 6:00 AM Central

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There will be an scheduled maintenance period tomorrow, Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 6:00 AM to 9:30 AM Central Time. The game servers will be unavailable for approximately 3.5 hours.

- Changes -

  1. Routine website and server maintenance.
  2. Server transfer queueing will be unavailable until 8/31. 

 

Be sure to follow @L2andAionOps for server updates. Thank you for your patience!


Update to Echoes of Eternity Coming on August 24

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The next update to Aion: Echoes of Eternity will launch on August 24, 2016. This update features quality of life changes, changes to the Plume accessory and Atreian Passport, the introduction of the Luna Shop, and more.

Follow this link for the intial look into what's coming and stay tuned for more details!


Summer Sale

Get these summer items while they're hot hot hot or discounted discounted discounted! For 99 NCoin, pick up a new swimsuit you've been dying to get and more. Sale ends August 10.

 

You can see all the available items in our in-game shop or click here for our web store.


August Update Sneak Peek

Now that Aion: Echoes of Eternity has made its grand entrance, we will be adding the next update to the expansion in a few weeks’ time. This update includes additional quality of life changes, new quests in the new zones, changes to the plume accessory, the introduction of the Luna Shop, and more.

New Quests
For additional EXP, item gathering, or exploration opportunities, a series of daily, weekly, and party quests in Norsvold and Illuma will be introduced.


The Updated Atreian Passport
In this updated Atreian Passport you can now see which rewards are available each day. When you complete the month, you can acquire a Mythic Armor Box. The anniversary reward box will have updated items as well! Be sure to log into the game to collect these rewards.


Plume Changes & the Pure Plume Accessory
In this upcoming update, plumes will no longer explode or lose tempering levels if the plume fails to temper. You can temper your plume without it going boom!

Also, if you have a +10 or above plume, you can visit the Equipment Purifier to purify your plume to the all-new Pure Plume. During the purification process, the tempering levels will be reset and the Pure Plume stats boosted. You will also select an additional stat for the Pure Plume. For a Magic Boost plume, you can purify it to add Magic Accuracy or Crit Spell. You can also temper the Pure Plume with Tempering Solutions to continue to boost the accessory’s HP and secondary stats. If the temper fails, the Pure Plume will not go boom, but its tempering level will be lost.


The Luna Shop
The Luna Detachment, an independent organization of Shugos and Daevas, is making their way to Atreia and they will need your help. Soon you can visit the Luna Shop where you can exchange Luna, a new currency, for unique services from the shop. Services include accessing a mini wardrobe allowing you to register and reuse a skin multiple times, and collecting crafting materials from missions to create a variety of aesthetic items including skins and mounts.


These highlights are just a few of what is to come in August 2016. Stay tuned for our release date and additional information these additions!


Aion 5.0: Echoes of Eternity is Live!

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The next Aion expansion has arrived. Echoes of Eternity is now live and can be downloaded for free.

In this update, become the Archdaeva and progress to the new maximum level cap of 75, and for the first time, enter the Tower of Eternity, where all good and evil had originated from.

Enjoy the latest update to Aion and these events to get started!

 

- Free Plastic Surgery Ticket -

Available via survery, collect your free [Untradeable] Plastic Surgery Ticket one per server, per account. Survey is available until Wednesday, July 20.

 

- Level Up Rewards -

A survey will appear when you reach the following levels:

  1. Level 68 - Enchantment Stone Powder (x2000)
  2. Level 72 - Akhal's Armor Box (your choice of equipment piece)
  3. Level 75 - [Event] Plastic Surgery Ticket or [Event] Gender Switch ticket (your choice)

 

- Bonus EXP Events -

From July 13 to August 10, 2016:

  1. Players on the Fast-Track Server will earn double EXP at all levels up to level 60 instead of 50.
  2. Double XP Weekends will apply to the Standard Server, Instance, and Panesterra. Bonus weekends will start at Friday 12 AM Central and end Sunday 11:59 PM Central.

 

- Complementary Berdin's Lucky Star -

For a limited time, level 65+ players will receive a complementary Berdin's Lucky Star to charge the new experience boost system, Berdin's Favor. The Lucky Star can be claimed via survey. For more information on Berdin's Favor and Berdin's Lucky Star, please refer to the patch notes here.

 

- Store Update -

We've added a few new items as well making some event items permanently available on the store. See everything we've added to the store and more by clicking here.