Post Thumbnail

Hang on to your wings! The news that Daevas and Daevas-to-be have been anticipating (and even hedging bets on) has finally arrived: NCsoft just announced that Aion's 3.0 update and free-to-play-conversion will hit North American servers on April 11th, giving folks barely enough time to recover fr...

March 15th 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

If MMO rehab centers existed, chances are some of us would no doubt be joining Charlie Sheen on the long road to recovery. Earlier this week I found myself "playing" not one, not even two, but three MMORPGs simultaneously, and the absurdity of that particular moment would have been somewhat sad we...

February 5th 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Early bird Daevas looking to get a head start on their Wednesday were thwarted by the patch gods this morning as Aion servers were briefly offline. The good news is that the downtime was in service of the new 2.1 patch (or more accurately, the second portion of it). Today's update shines the spotli...

January 26th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Part two of the Aion 2.1 update is on the way to servers across Atreia, and the dev team has posted the official 2.1.0.5 patch notes to the game's website. The build debuted on the public test servers yesterday and is scheduled to take a bow on the live servers next Wednesday, January 26th. The s...

January 21st 2011 at 9:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Just when you thought it was all about beautiful landscapes and lush pastorals, we have this image of a recent potential near-death experience from the lands of Atreiya. While Michael G. and his friend managed to avoid trouble from the flying monstrosity we see in this picture, others nearby may no...

January 17th 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The month-long rifting experiment begun by NCsoft in early December has apparently given the Aion devs enough data to continue with a trial aimed at revisiting the decision to nerf the PvP mechanic with last fall's 2.0 update. Players were recently asked to complete in-game surveys relating to the...

January 13th 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

After failing to proc master crafting and miragent armor recipes on multiple occasions, Aion players naturally gravitate towards superstition, luck, and the equivalent of in-game urban legends in order to deal with the nightmare that is high-level crafting in the world of Atreia. One of those legen...

January 10th 2011 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Huge changes are coming your way with Aion's 2.5 update, and we've got all the details courtesy of the officially translated Korean patch notes. Yesterday we chatted up Aion producer Sean Neil, and today we've got a few interesting nuggets that should add fuel to your 2.5 fire. There's a lot of n...

January 7th 2011 at 11:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

There's no denying that MMORPG security issues are on the rise and have been for several years now. As more people flood into the MMO space, script kiddies and social engineers naturally have more targets. Account compromises aren't always the result of end-user ignorance either, as several of us k...

December 17th 2010 at 8:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Happy Solorius Festival, Daevas! Yes, the Atreian equivalent of Christmas is back, and you can join the ongoing Aion celebration through January 5th. You'll find new quests in both Sanctum and Pandaemonium, as well as rewards that include decorative hats, gift bundles, and buff consumables. Mid...

December 16th 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Rifting is a sore spot for many Aion players. On the one hand, some folks no doubt felt that the mechanic was intrusive and forced PvP on people who simply wanted to quest, gather, and otherwise PvE. On the other hand, the drastic changes introduced in the Assault on Balaurea expansion all but kill...

December 10th 2010 at 10:00am 0 Comments