Aion 2.1 patch scheduled for November 17, 2010

The 2.1 patch is scheduled to go live on North American and European servers on November 17, 2010. The main point of this patch is the increase of a drop rate of gear (weapons, armor and accessories), skill manuals, stigma stones, fluxes and other items.

Aion team has also announced a new feature the experimental lab. The first experiment was the comparison between the loot drops in Aion 2.1 and Aion 2.0.

The Aion team will be bringing the servers down at 3:30 a.m. PST, November 17, 2010. The maintenance is estimated to take no longer than 3 hours.

You can find details about this update in the official patch notes.

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Aion Level Up Mini-Event

Today NCsoft has announced a mini-event the Assault on Balaurea Level Up Weekend. If you plan to try Aion or to roll a new character this is the perfect moment because you have a chance to win a new Alienware M11x Laptop!

Just register and sign up for the Level Up weekend, and get one character to level 6 between 9:00 pm on Friday, November 19 through 9:00 pm Sunday, November 21. Each qualified registration is entered to win the Alienware M11x Laptop!

Once registered, your character’s level will be tracked during the event on the Alienware Arena Competitors page! This is a great chance to follow your progress during the event.

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Aion Double XP and 99% Off Soul Healing incoming

Aion team has announced two separate weekends events:

Double Experience:

December 3 (12:00 p.m. PST) – 6 (12:00 p.m. PST), 2010

December 10 (12:00 p.m. PST) – 13 (12:00 p.m. PST), 2010

99% Off Soul Healing:

December 4 (12:00 a.m. PST) – 5 (11:59 p.m. PST), 2010

December 11 (12:00 a.m. PST) – 12 (11:59 p.m. PST), 2010

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New Aion Siege Times

Fortress siege times follow a set schedule depending upon the day and time. The current schedule is as follows. Server times are PST, EST, and ACT for NA as defined by your server’s specific timezone.

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Aion daily Quest Guide: Blackheart, Cold Hands

I believe this is one of the most complicated and also very expensive daily quest. If you died several times and couldn’t find Blackheart Undarr I believe this guide will be of great help to you. We would like to thank Eggs for all screenshots and tips.

Blackheart is surrounded by 4 dot hero grade mobs. Still, you can get through most of it by carefully skirting the elites’ aggro areas. If you’re a sin, you can get all the way to the back and do this solo without dying. Regardless of your class, kisk close and bring self-rez stones because you’re probably going to die a few times doing this. This is much easier if you bring someone who can aggro the heroes and eat a death for you so you can pull Blackheart.

The boss is invisible at first and appears only when you are very clo...

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Aion Speech Bubble Contest

Aion team has decided to start an interesting contest – Speech Bubble Contest.
From Monday, November 22, 2010 through December 7, 2010, you can create a speech bubble entry and win some great prized at AMD and Razer!

The process is really simple! Use the screenshots from the contest site and add your own speech bubbles to create a story.

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Aion Important Notice Regarding iOS 4.2

Aion Exchange team released today important notice that the current version of Aion Exchange (1.0.7) is not compatible with Apple’s recently released iOS 4.2. A new iOS 4.2-compatible version of Aion Exchange is currently under review by Apple. Please check back soon for updates on the release date.

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