Independence Daeva marks the traditional anniversary of when the original Humans declared themselves free from oppressive Balaur rule. We celebrate the brave Humans who, though they didn't yet possess Daevic power, decided that they would refuse to bow down to the Dragon Lords as the Mau and Krall had done.
The Refer-A-Friend Program has been updated! Help us welcome into the fold new players and in return you will both receive Berdin's Amulets (50% xp boost for 1 hour with a 1 hour cooldown)! You don't need to wait six months anymore, you can do so right now! What are you waiting for? Go recruit some friends build up an Army for your faction, and get some free swag, too!
In this pretty month of May, it's all about the 2.5! In this issue of Eye on Community, we'll tell you aboutand show yousome of the exciting changes that arrive with the Aion® 2.5 update: the new mentor system, the fresh character customization options, and some amazing new trendy costumes.
This past month has been rich in activities and excitement. It started with the long-awaited reveal of the Aion 2.5 Empyrean Calling™ live date: May 25! To top that off, you had the chance to try 2.5 on the Public Test Server (PTS) starting May 12. For those of you who have tried 2.5, feel free to give us your feedback on the official forums. We're happy to know what you think.
As we are publishing, every single Aion player is enjoying the Daeva Palooza, which consists of a weeks-long buffet of events of all sorts to celebrate the new update. If all that isn't enough, we are also putting in place a faction incentive program. This program, which aims to swell the ranks of the underdog faction (currently, the Asmodians), will swing into place soon.
For all you fashionistas out there, the black and white dyes you were looking for are now available at the NCSOFT store until June 18. Pick them up and give yourself a new wardrobe for the spring!
Have fun, Daevas, and we'll see you in game!
Aion 2.5 is the highlight of this month's Eye on Community. We bring you informative Empyrean Calling articles about the mentor system, the Empyrean Crucible Insignia rewards (including gorgeous new costumes), and Legion attire. This month's Eye on Community also includes a new segment of the Atreian Stock Market and our regular monthly interviews of a prominent player and a Legion.
Another month flew by. In April, we launched the Behind Enemy Lines event, paid character transfers, and the complete makeover of AionOnline.com! We hope that you continue to enjoy the design of the new website. If you have not yet done so, take a dip into the My Aion section to dive into Aion's game data, search for your characters and those of your friends, or explore a wealth of in-game information.
By the way, make sure to get your hands on your set of our new Lineage® II-inspired armor skin! These armor skins are available only until May 16, 2011. Don't miss your chance to show off your grace, power, and style and your love for Lineage® II!
Finally, we'd like to remind you that the Aion 2.5 update, Empyrean Calling, will be available on the player test server (PTS) on May 12, 2011 and will release on the live servers on May 25, 2011. Make sure to attend our special mini-events on the live servers celebrating the upcoming 2.5 update!
Have fun, play fair, and we'll see you in game!
In this month's in Eye on Community, we bring you an interview with Aion Producer Sean Neil and Aion Brand Manager Dominic Wai, we delve again into trends in Trade Broker pricing in our segment on the Atreian Stock Market, and we take a closer look at what crafters focus on in the Master Craft segment. We also give you a player's perspective of the PvP Daevadome live event expressed through screenshots.
March saw the Fortune Fayre visit Atreia and was also host to our A Call for Spies and Soldiers! and Behind Enemy Lines events. Recently we also ran the Welcome BackReactivation Celebration, in which we allowed inactive players to take another look at Aion in its current state to see all the great updates and improvements that have been made since its Western release.
We're also looking forward to April, as everyone knows that April 1 will hold some surprises.
Have fun, and see you in game!
In this month in Eye on Community, we bring you interviews with Hayate of Urtem and the Another Cold Day Legion, an article on the Atreian Stock Market, and a look at fashion accessories in the Master Craft segment. You can also get a player's perspective of the Love to the Rescue and Vanity Fayre live events through screenshots. And by the way, a big "grats" again to the winners of Vanity Fayre: Season One!
This month we're also hosting Gateway Getaway and Double XP events. For two weeks, we open new entrances to the Chambers of Roah, Asteria Chambers, Kysis Chamber, Mieren Chambers, and Abyssal Splinter. These entrances in Reshanta are at Primum (Asmodian) and Teminon (Elyos). Now you can try several fortress instances regardless of faction ownership and level up more quickly if you haven't gotten to 55 to run the fortresses.
Have fun, and see you in-game!
First, on behalf of everyone here at NCSOFT, we wish you a happy new year to you and your family. May 2011 bring you everything that you have ever wanted in your personal, professional, and gaming lives!
As you know from our last issue of Eye on Community of 2010, we decided to move from a weekly to a monthly format to provide you more meaty content and a more interesting read. This issue was pushed back due to legal reasons. This threw a slight kink into the systems. However, moving forward we're going to work around those issues to bring you quality news and content. We apologize for the inconvenience.
This issue marks the start of this new format. In this revamped Eye on Community, the column will contain cornerstone topics and standalone feature articles. Cornerstone topics include the monthly summary (which you are currently reading) and community news, creative highlights (videos, screenshots, music, and so), and contests.
Standalone articles will vary from month to month. They might feature a player or a Legion, provide news from Korea (patch notes, videos, fan creations), share topics and quotes of the month, offer players' tips, focus on the most popular items recently sold on the Trade Broker, or deliver whatever other interesting information that pops up for you. The standalone articles will provide variety, so we give you as much entertaining and interesting information to read as possible through Eye on Community.
Let's come back to the highlights of this month, shall we?
The Aion 2.1 Part 2 update headed to the North American and European live servers on Wednesday, January 26, 2011. Aion 2.1 part 2 focuses on crafting in Aion, and includes new crafting recipes.
AION FANSITE KIT
The official fan site kit is now available! The fansite kit has everything you will need to start your own Aion Fansite.
The kit includes:
- Character Renders
- Concept Art