Monthly Archives May 2017

NCSoft security troubles summed up

We received some feedback on this particular post and I wanted to clarify a few things concerning NCWest security.

There are discussions on Aion Source forums and other Aion related forums and websites about the recent wave of hacked game accounts by the gold selling companies and what NCSoft is doing about it. There is a vocal group of people on these sites and forums blaming NCSoft for having their accounts hacked (or their friends’ accounts hacked). In one of these I came across the strip published below and found it to be very humorous. Here’s why. I find it absolutely ridiculous that it would be possible in any way to have the security so severely breached in a multi-million dollar company like NCSoft. That’s why I posted it under the humor category.

In theory there would be...

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Aion Firefox extension released

Aion Firefox plugin image Nicki Faulk of the Aion Fanlisting fame used some great programming skills to help the Aion community. Presenting a unique plug-in for those of you using Firefox to browse the internet – Aionfox. After installing this plug-in you’ll get a new menu in your browser with shortcuts to all things Aion related. The plugin is localized for NA (US), UK, DE, and FR NCsoft sites and works with Firefox 1.0-3.5.* . It is still in the experimental phase, but I’ve been testing it for weeks now without a problem so I can recommend it to everyone. You can find and install the plugin at the official Firefox add-ons page:

You might also want to checkout her iGoogle widget that shows the current Aion server status on your iGoogle page (or any web...

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Aion Snaggletooth and Basalmon’s Shield

A few days ago we wrote about great blue Kratia drops, and now it’s time for another blue-drop mob. Are you looking for a way to get great blue shield level 30 for free? Get ready for farming Snaggletooth and Basalmon’s Shield.

First off, Snaggletooth is not actually a boss in the common definition of the term. He’s not an elite mob, but he’s Named Mob, level 27 about 4,156 HP, much larger than other Basilisk, red-green colored, and it’s not difficult to spot him. His spawn point is near Sataloca’s Grave.

Snaggletooth Snaggletooth Location Basalmon Shield

Snaggletooth is one of those mobs that has really divided opinion about respawn time. We have farmed him during day and night. When I tried method “sit and wait” his respawn time was 6-10 hours...

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Aion 2.0 vs Aion 1.8 Rumors

DISCLAIMER: The news you are about to read are pure speculation and have not been confirmed by any respectable or official source. The patch version numbers are being used as a way to differentiate them from the current version of the game and to put them in a certain timeline. There is no confirmation of what the actual numbering of these patches will be, nor whether the patches will ever see the light of day! We just thought we share the news from the old rumor mill.

There have been some rumors circling recently about “AION 2.0″ and it coming out in February, 2010. There is no official announcement by NCsoft so far. If this update does hit the Korean servers this month, due to localization, we’ll probably wait to see it for a few more weeks/months. According to this b...

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Aion number 1 in Korea

It is being reported by that over 17% of Korean internet cafe players spend their time playing Aion. This makes it the most played game in Korea, considering that internet cafes / game rooms are a predominant place for playing games. The source of this information is the Google translation of this Korean web site (it’s a Starcraft 2 fansite). Interestingly enough – Starcraft – yes, the RTS from 1998 – is placed 3rd and World of Warcraft is number 5 on the list with 5.31% share.

One thing you should know about South Korean players according to the Washington Post:

An estimated 2.4 percent of the population from 9 to 39 are believed to be suffering from game addiction, according to a government-funded survey. Another 10...

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Aion Server Maintenance

Aion servers will be down at 3:30 a.m. PST, February 10th, 2010 (more) for maintenance. The maintenance will take no longer than 3 hours.

During the maintenance we will be applying a few server-side updates to the game during this downtime. The most notable change will be made to siege timers, following your feedback. All fortresses will now be vulnerable for 60 minutes rather than the previous 30 minutes. The only exception is the Divine Fortress’ timer which will remain at 110 minutes.

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Patch 2.0 confirmed

Andrew “Tamat” Beegle, Aion’s NA community manager, confirmed the release of so-called patch 2.0 in the first half of this year. Considering that, due to localization, we get patches ~2 months after Korea and that there are only 4 more months left to hit the “first half of this year” deadline, it is safe to assume that we’ll be seeing the patch notes very soon. The statement goes like this:

Hello everyone,

I have a quick update for you! We are diligently working with our Korean counterparts on an Aion update featuring relevant content scheduled to release on the Western servers the first half of the year. We will share the details of the update once the update is finalized. From what we’ve seen so far, you’re going to be very excited. :)

We have not announced timing for the ...

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