Daily Archives 05/27/2017

Aion number 1 in Korea

It is being reported by Incgamers.com 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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Aion paid services made available

Just in time for Valentine’s day, NCSoft made available paid account services. Things you’ll be able to do for a small fee:

  • Character Name Change ($9.99/€6.99/£5.99)
  • Legion Name Change ($19.99/€13.99/£11.99)
  • Gender Change ($14.99/€9.99/£8.99)
  • Character Customization ($9.99/€6.99/£5.99)

Also, there’s a special offer for Valentine’s day where you can purchase the True Love Valentine Pack and Chocolate Valentine Pack until February 28, 2010. Both of these include special dyes, emotes and an appropriate head piece. Just a nice little way to show your appreciation to that special someone in-game.

The interesting thing about the Account Services is that there’s an archive of changes made (appropriately named the Shadow Court Archives), so you can keep in touch with f...

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