NCsoft has announced that nearly one million copies of Aion: The Tower of Eternity have been sold in North America and Europe. More than 500,000 copies of Aion have been sold in North America and around 470,000 in Europe.
Statistically speaking, Aion’s popularity provides very high position for this MMO with 52% of total NCsoft’s sales for last quarter.
Portuguese Legion Conclave (http://www.conclave.com.pt/) decided the celebrate receiving their first Veteran Reward by synchronously using the Pop Legend Emote (better known as Michael Jackson emote). Add some music from the “King of pop”, do a nice montage, throw in a sexy looking toon and you have the community buzzing about it.
At the same time, another European Legion, Infinity is planning a server wide event using the aforementioned emote. We’ll post a video of that as soon as it becomes available. You can find the details on Aion Source forums.
We just wanted to let you know that we have added another 200 quest image walkthroughs to our Aion quests database. This brings the total to somewhere around 1/3 of all in game quests covered with screenshot help. We stopped counting how many screenshots have been uploaded a long time ago but I would guess somewhere around 5000.
At the same time I would like to thank an anonymous visitor that told us about a bug in our search system. Apparently, searching for Asmodian quests only didn’t list quests that can be done by both Asmodians and Elyos (like the quest Putting Out Fires). If any of you come across stuff like this on the site please feel free to let us know through our Contact Us page or by posting a comment almost anywhere on the site :).
As you may know, we’re currently experiencing problems with all NA and EU game servers. We’ve been working to identify what’s causing these problems and are close to a solution that will bring stability back to the servers and rectify new issues that began with this mornings update.
We’ll have additional information including our action plan later this afternoon. We apologize for any inconveniences this has caused and want to thank you for your continued patience.
-The Aion Community Team
At 3:30 PDT (that is 11AM GMT for the European players) Aion servers will be brought down for maintenance and for the next three hours patch 1.5.1 will be applied...
Only after the patch has been applied and made available to the general public, have Aion community mangers explained that a possible fix for infamous crysystem.dll error during fort sieges has been included in the patch. We have added this information to our 1.5.1 patch notes page and bellow are the details
Optimizations have been made within the game to assist with the performance issues that characters experience during Sieges and other resource intensive activities
This should significantly cut down on the amount of CrySystem.dll errors that players have been reporting
Having impressive visuals Aion can be a great source for making impressive videos using in-game footage. The Machinima community seems to agree and first couple of videos have been released in the past 10 days. They are both music video types of things, but with great video editing and some nice effects.
First one is a Machinima made by Nill on the Kalil server during October – November 2009. Music in the background is “Blow me Away” by Breaking Benjamin.
The other hails from BaronSoosdon that has been making WoW machinimas for some time now. His previous experience clearly shows, as the video feels pretty epic. Compared to his WoW work, there’s an evident lack of Model Viewer for Aion that would greatly help making custom scenes with effects...
Patching in Europe did not go too smooth this Wednesday. Since the patch for improved performance and crysystem.dll crash had to be applied to the servers themselves, it was a bit trickier than just patching user clients. It took the whole night to be done and to apologize to its European players, NCSoft is giving one extra day to all its current EU subscribers. It might take up to 5 days to see the change on your account though, so don’t be alarmed if you don’t see it right away.
Aion’s very own community team put up another one of their Eye on Community articles on the official site (we were featured as well – wooooooo). The thing I really got impressed with were a couple of pictures made by an Aion fan on DevianArt...