AION




Aion MMORPGDeveloper: NCsoft

Genre: Fantasy

Status: Released

Release Date: September 22, 2009 (NA) / September 25, 2009 (EU)

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Aion is a visually stunning massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) where your character wields devastating powers and sweeping wings to explore a celestial world of breath-taking beauty and epic adventure. It features cutting-edge imagery, gorgeous environments, and a unique fantasy world. Your character plays a pivotal role in the fate of Atreia, where the enemy is not only the other player faction but a deadly ancient evil as well.

Aion is played on a Windows PC with Internet access.

The World of Aion
Explore the inside of Atreia, a world sundered into two halves, with the chaotic Abyss between them.

Aerial Combat
Start thinking of online combat in a whole new way. In the skies of Aion, attacks can come from any direction.

PvPvE
Engage in intense raids and encounters with nonplayer opponents, not to mention the opposing player faction.

Ascension
Characters in Aion begin as talented but normal humans who are fated to become more than human. They ascend, becoming Daevas, at level 10.

Classes
Choose from four starting classes. When your character becomes Level 10, choose a subclass to specialize your character.

Character Customization
Customize your character in a multitude of ways with a thorough character creation and crafting system, as well as detailed item customization options.



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Aion or Fallen Earth: Which one are you? - September 22, 2009

Some days are better than others. With two eagerly awaited MMORPGs released in the exact same day things couldn’t be better. But... let’s say you only have money for one of them. Which one tickles your fancy?


Aion Podcast Episode 1: The World & Lore
Aion Podcast Episode 2: Classes and Customization
Aion Podcast Episode 3: East Meets West
Aion Podcast Episode 4: The Aion Global Community

Aion: Assault on Balaurea launches - September 7, 2010
NCsoft released the Aion free expansion Assault on Balaurea, that will add several new features to the MMORPG. Here's what you can find.

Aion: Assault on Balaurea scheduled - July 16, 2010
Assault on Balaurea, the free 2.0 update for Aion, has a firm release date. It will be available for download starting September 7th on the North American and European servers.

Aion: Assault on Balaurea details - May 26, 2010
After the release of Aion v1.9., NCsoft will launch Assault on Balaurea, the next major expansion for Aion. Here are the details: As we gear up for the release of Aion v1.9...

Aion server mergers soon - May 20, 2010
NCsoft announced that they will merge North American and European servers for Aion, due to far from ideal server populations. This merge will probably happen "in the coming weeks".

Aion teases with new visuals - March 4, 2010
NCsoft is working on several updates for Aion, and some of them include visual improvements. The v1.9 screens and v2.0 concept art are really impressive, making this beautiful MMO...

Aion plastic surgery and gender change - January 25, 2010
In the January Community Address, Aion community manager Tamat let's players know that the MMO will have some significant changes soon.

Aion: Double Experience Weekends - December 16, 2009
The newest notice from Aion developers is meant to smooth things up in this MMORPG. Some players complained that the experience curve can be steep...

Aion Vision: NCsoft still teasing us - December 7, 2009
A couple of weeks ago NCsoft revealed a new trailer for Aion, but never really got into the details. The video showed clear graphic improvements, but...

Aion: mysterious Vision Trailer - November 25, 2009
NCsoft is working on a major graphic overhaul for Aion, a MMORPG that still manages to be one of the most beautiful nowadays.

Aion: 16.000 accounts banned - November 24, 2009
It's a bad time for cheaters. NCsoft just banned 16,000 Aion accounts on the grounds of use of 3rd party software (botting) or participating in RMT (gold buying/selling).

Aion is selling well - November 9, 2009
According to the financial results of the last few months, NCsoft is especially proud of their MMORPG Aion, which is selling really well.

Enter the Aion Harvest Revel - October 19, 2009
Aion has a new event coming October 25th, named the Harvest Revel. It's a chance to know more lore, enter new quests and win rewards.

The State of Aion - October 5, 2009
With Aion released a couple of weeks ago, it's time for Executive Producer of NCsoft West, Lance Stites to speak about the state of Aion.

Aion: Two new servers - September 28, 2009
Aion had quite a busy launch in North America and Europe, with players extremely furious at the long queues to finally play one of the most awaited MMORPGs of the last years.

Aion released, one update per year - September 22, 2009
Today is the day when North American players get to play the launch version of the eagerly awaited MMORPG Aion. European players will only play on Friday.

Aion: launch version notes - September 19, 2009
Aion is about to be released (September 22 in North America September 25 in Europe and NCsoft has made some of the final changes for the launch version.

Aion: 300,000 active pre-orders - September 13, 2009
Aion will be released in the west on September 22, 2009 (NA) and September 25, 2009 (EU) and things are looking good for the new NCsoft MMO.

Aion EU beta keys available - September 3, 2009
European beta keys for Aion are available. There are a number of sites where you can apply to enter Aion's world before the commercial release targeted for the end of September.

Aion comic book announced - September 3, 2009
NCsoft, the developer of Aion and DC Comics teamed up to create a limited edition comic book based on the much anticipated MMORPG.

Aion Open Beta Client available - August 28, 2009
NCsoft recently revealed the dates for Aion's Open Beta and now, to ensure a smooth start, they're releasing the Open Beta Client.

Aion Open Beta dates - August 27, 2009
NCsoft today announced the Open Beta dates for Aion. North American and European gamers will be able to play from September 6th to September 13th.

Aion 'Best Online Game' at GamesCom - August 25, 2009
It looks like Aion is set to be as successful in Europe and North America as it was in Asia. It's strong debut leaves NCsoft reassured of the 'second only to World of Warcraft'...

Ncsoft reveals Cleric Class in Aion - August 21, 2009
NCsoft revealed the Cleric Class in Aion, one of the most anticipated MMO releases. In Aion, players take to the skies as powerful winged beings...

Aion gone gold - August 17, 2009
Aion, the highly anticipated MMORPG from NCsoft has gone gold and will be released in Europe on 25th September.

Aion: second only to WoW? - August 13, 2009
NCsoft CFO Jaeho Lee said, in an earnings call, that he expects Aion to be extremely successful in the US and European markets.