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Patch 1.5.0.8

Patch Notes:  1.5.0.8 * Dredgion Instance Maps now show in correct languages * Item comparison tooltip has been rearranged * Gender Tags for title will now show up appropriately in FR and DE * Fix to Auction House where some users were not credited correctly for crafted items FR Language Update: * Fixed...
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List of Aion Servers

NCsoft published a list of Aion servers at game launch for both NA and EU regions. I’m slow on reporting this news but better late then never. NA servers West coast: Ariel Kaisinel Nezekan Siel Vaizel Yustiel East coast: Azphel Israphel Lumiel Marchutan Triniel Zikel All west coast...
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Open Beta Troubles

If you tried to play Aion today, chances are you experienced some kind of issues. There’s plenty to go around, from huge latency to Gameguard errors and client crashes. Thulf did a thorough job of collecting various issues players are experiencing: GameGuard errors: the “GameGuard was modified”...
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Open Beta Patch Notes

Aion producer Brian Knox posted news on the official site regarding the upcoming open beta and the changes it brings. I already posted a few patch 1.5 related articles but it can’t hurt to repeat the info once again. New Areas: Theobomos (Elysea) and Brusthonin (Asmodae) New Instances! Over...
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Open Beta, Preselect & Headstart Info

Details have just been unveiled on the official site about the upcoming open beta and the character pre-select and headstart. Open Beta Features patch 1.5 6-13th September Numerous western enhancements (new character creation features), as well as new zones, instances, skills, quests and more Level...
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Aion Patch 1.5 Impressions

A really interesting post over at Kotaku details some of the things that changed in the last year, mostly in the patch 1.5. New character creation options, armor set bonuses, 14 new instances, english voiceovers and professionally translated quest texts, as well as less grinding are just some of the...
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Licensing Issues in EU

A very controversial issue appeared earlier today on mmorpg.com. I’m not sure about the source so I had to think twice before posting about it myself, but since it’s a very serious concern for thousands of players including myself, I can’t help it. Apparently, NCsoft decided to give...
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Closed Beta Event 6 Info

The last closed beta event will start this weekend. The maximum level (30) will not be raised which is definitely positive, as it allows us to catch up with other players. Here’s a short snippet from the announcement made on the official site: We want to conclude closed beta testing on a high...
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CBW5 Screenshots, Combat Video & CryEngine

By now you probably noticed the closed beta event 5 is over. Supposedly there was a lot of complaints about lag and ganking, however for some reason I couldn’t log in to the beta forum to see any of it myself. I do know however that gankers prevented wowfony from making the third unbiased Aion...
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Beginner’s Guide to Skills and Chains

A beginner’s guide to skills and skill chains was just published over at TenTonHammer. The guide covers the basics such as acquiring skills, how to put them on your action bars, the difference in (the number of) chain skills depending on your class etc.  Most of you who participated in the last...
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Closed Beta Event 5 Info

The next beta event starts July 31st and runs till August 3rd. The start/end time of this event is the same as with the previous one: Starting time: 17th of July (noon PST, 8 PM BST, 9 PM CEST) Ending time: 20th of July (July 19th 11.59 PM PST, July 20th 8 AM BST/9 AM CEST) This time, the goal is reaching...
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Rifts FAQ

Naamah posted a short guide explaining how rifts work on his blog for those of you who didn’t get the chance to get to know them. Basically, rifts are portals which take you to the other faction leveling areas, and enable you to visit instances, collect materials and of course, PvP. There’s...
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Movement Bonuses and Penalties

One of the least talked about features in Aion is the way movement in combat works. It’s quite simple really, but also intuitive and keeps your fingers busy. In addition to your armor and weapons, the way you move in combat also affects your offensive and defensive capabilities. For example, moving...
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Closed Beta Event 4 Info

A short heads up was just posted on the official site about the upcoming 4th beta event this weekend. I’m sure there will be again plenty of reviews posted around the web and I’ll be sure to read them all and write about them, but for now let’s see just what awaits us! The focus of...
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