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Aion (Aion)
NCSoft | Official Site
MMORPG | Setting:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 09/22/09)  | Pub:NCSoft
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Download | Retail Price:n/a | Pay Type:Free | Monthly Fee:n/a
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Aion News

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  • Tips and Tricks in 3.0

    MMORPG.com has partnered with NCWest to bring our readers a new developer diary that focuses on four major touchpoints to achieving success in Aion 3.0. See what the best path to Aion glory is in Aion 3.0: Tips & Tricks. Let us know what you think in the comments.

    Reported on Apr 10, 2012
  • Developer Live Chat TODAY!

    MMORPG.com will be hosting a live developer chat today, Wednesday, April 11th. We'll be talking with Adam Christensen, Aion Producer, NCsoft West, will be joined by Felicia Johnson, lead community coordinator, and Sean Orlikowski, Daeva of all Trades. The chat will be hosted on the MMORPG.com Live Stream page and will begin at 6:00 p.m. EDT (5 CDT, 4 MDT, 3 PDT). Be sure to join us to find out what devs have to say about Aion and to ask your questions!

    Reported on Apr 10, 2012
  • Livestream Community Q&A -- Give Us Your Questions!

    With Aion's F2P launch and update 3.0 on the horizon, MMORPG.com has partnered with NCsoft to put together a livestreamed community Q&A where we hope to get answers to all your burning questions!

    Reported on Mar 30, 2012
  • Producer Talks F2P & Pay to Win

    Aion's producer, Adam Christiansen, is the star of a new video sent out by NCWest. In it, Christiansen answers questions regarding Aion: Ascension - Truly Free, new content, and addresses the sensitive "pay-to-win" topic!

    Reported on Mar 21, 2012
  • Ascension Dated

    The Aion team has let us know that Aion: Ascension, the free to play North American version of the game, will officially launch on April 11th. In addition, the team has detailed a new marketplace feature called "C.U.B.E.".

    Reported on Mar 15, 2012
  • EU Version Now Officially F2P

    Aion EU has officially launched as a free-to-play as of today, February 29th. Former NCSoft EU players who had marked their accounts for transfer should find their characters on the new Gameforge Aion EU servers.

    Reported on Feb 29, 2012
  • EU F2P Launch February 28th

    Gameforge has announced that the free to play EU version of Aion will officially launch on February 28th. The German, French and English versions of Aion will launch simultaneously.

    Reported on Feb 23, 2012
  • Ascension 'Truly Free' Announced

    NCSoft has officially announced that Aion will go "truly free" with the Aion: Ascension. The new version of the game will launch later this spring and will include the much-awaited 3.0 content which brings housing, mounts, an increased level cap to 60, new zones and instances into the game.

    Reported on Feb 21, 2012
  • Polished Levelling, Better Graphics, More Challenges

    Gameforge has sent out a new trailer featuring the new and updated features for Aion as it sits on the precipice of going F2P in Europe. Features that have been updated or improved since the game's original launch include the following: More quests and better rewards; New regions and solo instances; New PvP arena and instances. In addition, Gameforge is looking ahead to the addition of housing and weather effects.

    Reported on Feb 10, 2012
  • Compensation for Server Instability

    Aion servers in North America have been experiencing server instability over the past several weeks. Devs are ready to compensate players for the disturbance in their game with a nifty package of goodies and a period of double XP.

    Reported on Jan 25, 2012
  • Gameforge Calling for EU Closed Beta Testers

    As the F2P iteration of Aion readies for its EU arrival, Gameforge is putting out the call for players to participate in the closed beta. Those who take part in the closed beta will be rewarded with 'Veteran' status when the F2P version launches in February and will also be gifted several nifty in-game items.

    Reported on Jan 19, 2012
  • Veteran's Rewards to be Discontinued

    The Aion team has announced that the Veteran's Rewards program will end in February. The reason behind the decision is that Aion 3.0 will render several of the rewards obsolete.

    Reported on Jan 18, 2012
  • Atreian Winter Festival

    Aion players will want to check into game over the next three weekends as the Atreian Winter Festival kicks off. During the forthcoming three weekends, players will enjoy double XP for hunting, gathering and crafting and will be able to take advantage of double drops as well.

    Reported on Jan 11, 2012
  • Free to Play in February

    Eurogamer is reporting that NCSoft has announced that Aion will be going free to play beginning in February 2012. NCWest will maintain publishing rights in North America and has partnered with Gameforge to publish Aion in Europe.

    Reported on Dec 14, 2011
  • v2.7, a PvPer's Dream, Goes Live

    Aion players will want to check into the game as the v2.7 patch has gone live on all servers. This particular update is packed with new PvP content in the form of the Crucible.

    Reported on Oct 19, 2011
  • Player Housing in v3.0

    The Aion Online North American forum has a new post detailing player housing that is expected to launch with patch v3.0. Included in the post are a few details about housing and a ton of great screenshots to show off the look.

    Reported on Oct 18, 2011
  • PvP Extravaganza Trailer

    The Aion team has released a new trailer showing off some of the new PvP content that will be featured in the upcoming patch.

    Reported on Oct 14, 2011
  • I'm a PvE Carebear But...

    MMORPG.com Associate Editor Suzie Ford recently had the opportunity to check out the upcoming Aion v2.7 patch with the dev team. The forthcoming patch has a heavy emphasis on PvP play and, while Suzie is a total carebear, she found a lot to like during her time on the public test server. Check out Suzie's impressions of the v2.7 patch. Read on!

    Reported on Oct 14, 2011
  • Anniversary Events, PvP Update & Reactivation

    NCSoft and the Aion team have revealed a plethora of new information about the game in celebration of its second anniversary.

    Reported on Sep 22, 2011
  • Second Anniversary Fête

    NCSoft and the Aion team have laid out the details for the game's upcoming second anniversary celebration.

    Reported on Sep 13, 2011