New Date for the Aion Character Transfers

You have probably noticed that this week’s character transfers have failed. Tamat has explained via Twitter that the reason for this delay was technical nature:

We had to postpone transfers due to some technical difficulties. We will have a new date for the transfers ASAP
Tamat

And the new date for the transfer is 16/09/2010.

We will be bringing the Aion servers down at 16/09/2010 05:00 CEST (more) for maintenance. The previously scheduled Character Transfers will be run during this server maintenance.

The maintenance is estimated to take no longer than 2 hours.

We hope everything will go smoothly this time.

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Update on Aion Character Transfers

Today Tamat has announced that the free transfer signups will be reactivated on Monday, August 16 at 8:00 a.m. PDT, with the first transfer set to begin on Wednesday, August 18.

We realize that many of you are anxious to hear an update regarding character transfers. The development phase of the improved character transfer system has been completed and is currently undergoing testing to ensure that future transfers will help balance server population. The dynamic system that we’ve created will allow us to reopen the transfer service with automatic safeguards in place to prevent mass transfers negatively affecting server balance.

Our current plan is to reactivate the free transfer signups on Monday, August 16 at 8:00 a.m. PDT, with the first transfer set to begin on Wednesday, August 18...

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Aion 2.0. Pets Part 2

During the last few days a fair amount of attention was drawn to Aion 2.0. Pet System which we covered in our latest guide Aion 2.0. Pet System Part 1. The upcoming free expansion Aion: Assault on Balaurea introduces an entirely new pet subsystem to explore. You will have access to functional pets capable of storing goods, assisting with crafting, acting as guardians by alerting their masters to nearby enemies, and of course those simply designed to make their masters look good.

The pets system will continue to develop and evolve moving forward, but we’re looking at five pet types to start out with:

* Companion – Adventure with their owner throughout Atreia
* Signal – Alert their owner to the presence of enemy players
* Pack – Expand their owner’s inventory
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Aion 2.0 gameplay demo from GamesCom 2010

If you haven’t played Aion 2.0 on the Public Test Server, but you are still interested in what the game looks and plays like check out this video we made at this year’s GamesCom convention in Cologne, Germany. The video showcases all sorts of new content and mechanics in the 2.0 patch. We can see the new lands, new wings, windstreams, new instances (including some 12 man lvl 55 raid instances) and pets functionality.

The footage is in German, but don’t worry if you don’t understand the language – the video speaks for itself. The presentation was given by German Community Manager Imhotep (very charming and very nice).

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GamesCom 2010 Q&A with the Aion Developers Video

During this year’s GamesCom we were present at the Q&A event with the Korean developers at the NCSoft booth. The event was hosted by the charming German Community manager Imhotep and developers present were Jiho Lee and Seungwuk Baek. Most of the event was in German, which we are not very good with. We would like to ask our community members to help us with the translation if at all possible . One question per person and we’ll have the video translated in no time. If you feel like helping out you can leave your translations in the comment section bellow.

From the information we were able to gather, the most important announcement is that there will be separate builds from now one. On for the Korean market and one for the Western audiences...

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Aion 2.0. Information

You have probably noticed on your NCsoft launcher information that Aion 2.0 update will be ready on 9/8/2010. Although the official line is that this is just a bug, Aion fans seem to be a little suspicious about “extended maintenance”.

Actually this is just a bug with the launcher, there will be an extended maintenance on the 7th of Sept, the servers will be patched to 2.0, – so will game clients. The servers will come up all patched and ready to go on the 7th of Sept. [Faelan]

While you may not believe that this maintenance should not be longer than the 1.9 update maintenance, the good news is that there will be external sources for downloading the patch like Fileplanet, Gamershell, Steam and an Official Torrent.

Also, one of the big questions is will we be able to rename A...

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Scorching Heats for Aion Event quest

I’ve recently noticed several summer NPCs in swimming trunks. My first impression was – I want a swimming suit for my toon! But I couldn’t figure out how to get scorching heats for this event. Like Serlain said: It isn’t fighting in general, gathering, lava damage, fighting things that do fire damage, or sitting naked in the pool near the summer NPCs.

As you have noticed, the NPCs for the Aion Summer Event are in the capital cities. These NPCs are going to be in town for awhile, but the event itself is not turned on yet.. so… No scorched heat yet! [Trine]

So, I hope Summer Event will start sooooon!

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