Eye on Community 9-3-2010
After the European Aion team attended gamescom 2010 two weeks ago in Cologne, Germany, the turn has now come to the North American team, attending PAX this weekend in Seattle along with a few guests from Europe. This week you can taste the release of Aion: Assault on Balaurea as it's just started to download via the NCSOFT Launcher. Don't panic if it stops at unexpected percentages along the way. It's an incremental patch and will be finished before the servers go live.
We hope you are as impatient as we are to expand your wings and finally glide into Balaurea! With only a few more days remaining, how will you prepare for the release of Aion: Assault on Balaurea? What are the first things you will do on Tuesday? Tell us all about it over in the official forums.
Question of the Week
Cerafina of Perento asks:
"With the launch of 2.0 in a few days, will my current XP be reset to 0% of level 50? Also what happens to my current soul debt?"
When Aion: Assault on Balaurea goes live on the 7th September, as was the case with the release on the Korean servers, you'll find that your current experience will still be 100% of level 50 obviously only if it was that before. This means that once you're in game all you'll need to do is kill one monster or complete one quest to tip yourself into level 51. In regard to your soul debt, the soul healers of Atreia aren't of the understanding kind, and you will still owe the same amount you did before the expansion. This means that you'll be able to pay it off in full and gain a slight advantage when it comes to gaining experience points to level. I hope this answer quells the rumour that experience points will be reset to the beginning of the level when you first log in after Aion: Assault on Balaurea goes live!
With the expansion so close to going live, we wanted to remind you about the exclusive pets that are available from certain retailers and the leveling guides in our PowerWiki to help you get off to a bang:
For those of you lucky enough to have made the trip to Seattle for PAX; look out for the exclusive Tutty N' Beans swag packs and the Aion: Assault on Balaurea Launch Party with a special concert from the Wonder Girls. For the rest of us, you can always follow the action on the NA NCSOFT Events page.
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In Other News
Let's take a look at what's been going on in the Aion community.
Five Brave Elyseans vs. Tahabata
Rheeza from Vaizel sent us this video, showcasing a 5-man effort to take down Tahabata (without a plate class). After successfully doing so, they were lucky enough to see a Tahabata Tome drop.
"No Point" AMV by Nill
We posted a link to Nill's music video called "Behind Enemy Lines". This is a previous work of Nill, but quite impressive and worth having a look at!
Aion Insanity - the lighter side of Aion
Qaz posted this neat video over in our forums. It's a bit like switching between TV channels.
Nightflower of Zikel has been creating several wonderful guides to the new Single Player instances in Assault on Balaurea.
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