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Aion (Aion)
NCSoft | Official Site
MMORPG | Genre: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

Latest Headlines for Aion

  • Paid Account Services Live

    Earlier this year NCsoft discussed the addition of paid account services for Aion, services that would allow players to modify your character through "plastic surgery," change your name, your gender, or even your guild name. Those services are now live.

    Reported on Feb 12, 2010
  • Eye on Community Reveals Capture Timer Changes

    Aion player Cerafina asks about the status of fort timers in this month's Eye on Community letter, and receives some pretty positive results! Aion Community Manager Andrew "Tamat" Beegle reveals that NCsoft has compared their internal data to their player survey data and will be making a change to Aion's fort capture timers. The new timer will be extended to one hour, up from its original half hour window.

    Reported on Feb 08, 2010
  • Double XP This Weekend!

    Aion Community Manager Andrew "Tamat" Beegle has revealed a new Double XP Weekend event in an announcement made to the official Aion website earlier today. The event will run from 8PM EST on Friday, January 22nd through Monday, January 25th at 8AM EST.

    Reported on Jan 19, 2010
  • January Eye on Community Letter Discusses Future

    Aion's first Eye on Community of 2010 is now available! This latest edition of the feature discusses the drummed up expectations fans have for Aion's future due to the release of the Vision trailer last year, and what players can expect in 2010, though it is quite bare on specifics.

    Reported on Jan 11, 2010
  • Best New Game of 2009

    The editorial staff here at MMORPG.com has made their decisions, and today we continue to unveil the winners of the 2009 MMORPG.com awards by naming our Best New Game of 2009.

    Reported on Jan 05, 2010
  • Glitch Rewards Players With 30 Trillion Kinah

    Aion's Azphel server was subject to an interesting glitch yesterday, as a number of players on the server were rewarded with 30 trillion Kinah. Of course, the economy exploded into absolute chaos following the glitch as word spread about the lucrative bug. NCsoft has since released an announcement, stating that the company would be rolling back servers to 6 AM CST Monday morning in order to reverse the effects of the glitch.

    Reported on Jan 05, 2010
  • December Address Reveals Paid Services

    The December community address for Aion has been published on the official Aion website, shedding some light on the plans NCSoft has for Aion in early 2010.

    Reported on Dec 23, 2009
  • Win A Holiday Ascension Pack!

    MMORPG.com has been given 30 Aion Holiday Ascension Packs to give away to our community this holiday season. Enter for a chance to win one of them!

    Reported on Dec 19, 2009
  • Solorius Festival Begins, Double XP Weekends Announced!

    Today, NCsoft patched in the Solorius Festival, this year's Aion holiday event. During the Solorius Festival, which runs until January 6th, 2010, both the Elysean capital of Sanctum and the Asmodian capital of Pandaemonium will be lit up with festive decorations and holiday music will be piped throughout the city. Players can also look forward to Solorius Shugo merchants who will deal in festival wares, as well as bakers who will sell stat-buffing pastries and beverages.

    Reported on Dec 17, 2009
  • Update Interview

    Recently, MMORPG.com's Garrett Fuller had a chance to ask a few questions of Aion Associate producer Chris Hager, updating us on the game's current state, its progress since launch and plans of attack against spammers, holiday plans and more.

    Reported on Dec 14, 2009
  • Holiday Ascension Pack Promo Video

    NCsoft is offering a "Holiday Ascension Pack" as a promotion this holiday, and today they have released a short promo video to provide information on the offer and show off some of the dyes you can get as part of the promotion.

    Reported on Dec 11, 2009
  • December Eye on Community

    This month's Eye on Community feature focuses on the recently released "Visions of the Future" Aion trailer. The video has been the source of much confusion for many, and so NCsoft has taken this opportunity to clear a few things up about the trailer.

    Reported on Dec 07, 2009
  • "Vision" Trailer Not Footage of Patch/Expansion

    Sure to disappoint many fans or even onlookers out there hopeful for a reborn Aion, the "Vision" Trailer recently released is not necessarily footage of an upcoming patch or expansion, as Aion Community Manager Sebastian "Ayase" Streiffert explains through a Twitter update, "The vision trailer is not a specific patch/expansion - it's a vision of what we're hoping to get out there in the future."

    Reported on Dec 01, 2009
  • Steel Rake Instance Guide

    >MMORPG.com Aion Correspondent Josh Price writes this look at the the lower and upper decks of the Steel Rake instance that takes place on the upper and lower decks of a ship flying through the air

    Reported on Nov 25, 2009
  • Future of Aion "Vision" Trailer

    Coming in at a full nine minutes in length, this latest trailer for NCsoft's Aion gives us an expansive look into the future of Aion. A future that contains a major graphics upgrade, housing, underwater cities, real time seasonal changes, mounts (and mounted combat!), and more!

    Reported on Nov 24, 2009
  • NCsoft Drops the Banhammer on 16,000

    What better way to start your day than by annihilating 16,000 botters and gold spammers from your game? Today, NCsoft did just that! Aion Community Manager Andrew "Tamat" Beegle made an announcement on the game's official forums alerting the community to today's crackdown. For those of you who have accounts that have been caught in today's wave of bans a Ban FAQ has also been made available.

    Reported on Nov 23, 2009
  • Patch 1.5.1 Now Live!

    Bug fixes and tweaks are part and parcel of every patch major or minor for a live MMOG, but patch 1.5.1. for Aion is looking to address one of the hot button complaints about the game: the grind. 1.5.1 is aggressively tackling the issue with boosts in XP rates for quests, combat, and even crafting, and a reduction in XP penalty for being in groups. New repeatable quests have also been added. NCsoft is looking to make the game a bit more rewarding as well, as 1.5.1 boosts the drop rates of bosses

    Reported on Nov 18, 2009
  • Surviving PvP

    MMORPG.com Aion Correspondent Joshua Price writes this guide to surviving (though not necessarily winning) PvP in NCsoft's newest MMO.

    Reported on Nov 17, 2009
  • Mid-Deck Steel Rake Instance

    MMORPG.com Aion Correspondent Robert Duckworth writes this look at the Mid-deck Steel Rake instance that takes place on, well, the middle deck of a ship flying through the air.

    Reported on Nov 12, 2009
  • Holiday Ascension Pack Announced!

    In order to reward those who purchase Aion this holiday season NCsoft will be launching a "Holiday Ascension Pack" that will be available at participating retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, and Walmart. In addition to the game itself, the "Holiday Ascension Pack" will include a number of exclusive in-game items.

    Reported on Nov 10, 2009