Aion - The Tower of Eternity

In 2009, Aion caught nearly every gamer's eyes with its launch in West, and we know NCsoft will keep on fueling this game in 2010 with two expansions - Aion 2.0 & Aion 3.0. Supposing both of these updates can achieve worldwide success, Aion would be another long-lasting MMOG of NCsoft after Lineage and Lineage II.

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  • New Costumes in Aion 2.5

    Posted on Thu Jan 13 22:43:37 2011

    New Costumes in Aion 2.5

    Along with the new gameplay contents updated, a lot of new costumes will be added too. Hope you like them....

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  • Aion 2.0 Bosses Battling Videos to Warm You Up for the New Expansion

    Posted on Fri Aug 20 01:59:14 2010

    Aion 2.0 Bosses Battling Videos to Warm You Up for the New Expansion

    Aion 2.0 just hits the PTS and I bet most of the players are striving to level up now. Since you haven't battle the huge bosses of the new expansion, you can take a look at how Korean players fight the bosses. Here are two boss-fighting videos for you to warm up for your upcoming battle....

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  • Would You Pay Extra Money for Pets in Aion 2.0?

    Posted on Fri Aug 13 02:37:03 2010

    Would You Pay Extra Money for Pets in Aion 2.0?

    Aion 2.0 will come to Europe and NA on September 7th. Yesterday, the official released a press release, focusing on the pets in the upcoming expansion. There will be decorative pets as well as functional pets. You'll have 100 slots for your pets, yes you can have up to 100 pets if you want to open a zoo. You can get pets from in-game merchants, NCStore, quests, item drops, or special promotional events. ...

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  • Aion 2.0 Weaponry - Ultimate Weapons, Exotic Weapons (lots of pics)

    Posted on Fri Aug 06 00:57:54 2010

    Aion 2.0 Weaponry - Ultimate Weapons, Exotic Weapons (lots of pics)

    Aion 2.0 has launched in Korea for a couple of months and some Korean players have reached 2 final bosses in the Balaur homeland, Balaurea: Padmarashka and Sematariux, but they haven't been taken down by any team or guild yet. I bet you are curious about the weapons they drop. No problem, the Korean official has revealed those ultimate weapons to you. Moreover, in Aion 2.0 there are plenty of weapons with funny shape for those who love collecting things, check them in the 7th page....

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  • Aion 2.0: Assault on Balaurea Dated September 7th

    Posted on Fri Jul 16 04:10:12 2010

    Aion 2.0: Assault on Balaurea Dated September 7th

    Today, NCsoft, the world's premier publisher and developer of Massively Multiplayer Online games (MMOs), unveiled the official release date for Aion: Assault on Balaurea, the next exciting chapter in Aion that entrenches players into a rich storyline in which their actions will determine the fate of the world. Aion: Assault on Balaurea releases digitally to PCs in North America and Europe on Sept. 7, 2010....

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  • Aion 2.0 New Tailored Unique Armors

    Posted on Mon Jul 12 22:26:20 2010

    Aion 2.0 New Tailored Unique Armors

    Aion 2.0 patch has added new armorsmithing and tailoring recipes for Lv53 Armors. Lv53 Armors have two types of 'Expert' and 'Master', and the two types of armor have the same appearance. MMOsite Aion Zone has collected the recipes for you, click the image to read the detailed recipes....

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  • New Unique Items for Aion 2.0

    Posted on Wed Jun 30 17:12:20 2010

    New Unique Items for Aion 2.0

    Aion Korean Official site has released a series of new unique items for Aion 2.0. I thought these weapons are pretty cute and would bring keen anticipation in Aion 2.0. However, NCwest has adopted several server merge recently and many players guessed it was due to the decline of in-game players. Will the launch of Aion 1.9 and the coming of Aion 2.0 bring Aion to back to the commanding position? Share your attitude here....

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  • Aion 2.0 Unique Weapons Overview

    Posted on Sat Jun 12 00:22:23 2010

    Aion 2.0 Unique Weapons Overview

    Unique items is always one of the most intesting component in Aion. Players will never get tired of wearing funny glasses, masks and hats. Aion 2.0 will not let the collectors down. Enjoy the apple shaped spellbook, shell shield and many other unique weapons in Aion 2.0....

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  • An Interview with the First Aion Level 55 Player

    Posted on Mon Jun 07 23:45:41 2010

    An Interview with the First Aion Level 55 Player

    Aion 2.0 was officially applied to the Korean servers on May 26th. 19 hours after its release, the Assassin player whose character name is Love hit level 55 and she became the first Aion player who hit level 55 in the world. Below are the briefs of an interview with her....

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  • Aion 2.0 New Bosses Sneak Peek Part II

    Posted on Thu Jun 03 02:57:44 2010

    Aion 2.0 New Bosses Sneak Peek Part II

    Hi, do you remember we introduced you some big bosses in Aion 2.0 last month? And do you want to see more bosses? Today we choose another 6 bosses for you, and 4 of them are from Udas Underground Temple. Still, all the bosses' names are literally translated from the Korean names since the official hasn't revealed the English names. You can first enjoy an introductive video of 3 bosses in Udas Underground Temple. ...

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  • Aion 2.0 New Pets Video Shows Particular Pet Actions

    Posted on Wed Jun 02 02:38:15 2010

    Aion 2.0 New Pets Video Shows Particular Pet Actions

    You must have read a lot about the pet system in Aion 2.0 and you may have already chosen your pets in advance. Today we bring you a new video of the pets in Aion 2.0 and you may see different pets' actions and emotions in this video. Now enjoy!...

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  • Aion 2.0 - Gorgeous Weapon Artworks and Screens

    Posted on Wed May 26 02:29:03 2010

    Aion 2.0 - Gorgeous Weapon Artworks and Screens

    NCsoft has announced Aion 2.0 will be released on May 26th in Korea. These days we have presented you a lot of news about Aion 2.0 such as tons of wallpapers, screenshots and several previews. Today we bring you the arts of top-class weapons as well as funny-looking weapons in Aion 2.0. Enjoy!...

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  • Aion 2.0 Balaurea Trailer and Exclusive Screenshots Uncovered

    Posted on Mon May 24 18:36:55 2010

    Aion 2.0 Balaurea Trailer and Exclusive Screenshots Uncovered

    NCsoft has released Assault on Balaurea trailer for the upcoming Aion 2.0 in Korea. Balaurea is a new zone in Aion 2.0 where Players can explore the vast lands of Baluarea, the home of the Balaur, ruled by the Dragon Lord Tiamat. There are three new regions: Gelkmaros, Inggison and Silrentera....

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  • Aion 2.0 New Epic Weapons Released

    Posted on Sat May 22 08:11:45 2010

    Aion 2.0 New Epic Weapons Released

    Aion Korean has published a new serious of new 2.0 level 55 epic weapons which are Balaur themed. They are the king's weapons. Enjoy their gorgeous outlook....

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  • Confirmed: Aion 1.9 will Hit NA/EU in June

    Posted on Tue May 18 19:33:14 2010

    Confirmed: Aion 1.9 will Hit NA/EU in June

    NCwest today sent a letter to Aion players which released detailed release schedule of Aion 1.9 update. Aion producer - Chris Kinslon Hager announced in the letter that the 1.9 update will be available on the North American and European public test servers on Tuesday May 25, 2010. A week later, the 1.9 update will hit North American and European Live servers on Wednesday June 2, 2010....

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  • Aion 2.0 Wonder Girls Costumes & Hair Styles Unveiled

    Posted on Sun May 16 23:47:25 2010

    Aion 2.0 Wonder Girls Costumes & Hair Styles Unveiled

    NCsoft has cooperated with Wonder Girls, who used to appear as playable characters in FreeStyle BasketBall. Coincide with the launch of their newest EP, 2 Different Tears on May 16th, they appeared in Aion 2.0 Korean Test Server. Player can join 3 Wonder Girls quests as well as try Wonder Girls' dresses and hair styles on....

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  • NCsoft Announced Aion 1.9/2.0 Overseas Schedule

    Posted on Tue May 11 00:53:38 2010

    NCsoft Announced Aion 1.9/2.0 Overseas Schedule

    After the delay of Blade and Soul, here comes another one - Aion 1.9's launch in North America will be postponed till June-August 2010. Against to the news posted earlier by NCwest that Aion 1.9 to be released in May, NCsoft Korea, the parent company announced a new Aion expansion schedule via their Q1 2010 quarterly earnings report call....

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  • Advanced Look at Aion Pets: Fly Your Pet

    Posted on Thu May 06 03:08:19 2010

    Advanced Look at Aion Pets: Fly Your Pet

    As one of the most charming new content in Aion 2.0, pet system has caught many players' attetion. Today we gonna take an advanced look at Aion pet system to uncover the pet price, pet feed and the most insteresting new pet gameplay - fly your pet!...

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  • Aion 2.0: Pet System Preview

    Posted on Sat May 01 09:25:42 2010

    Aion 2.0: Pet System Preview

    Aion 2.0 has added various kinds of pets, which can be purchased with Kinah or obtained through quests. The color of pets is unchangeable. Take a glance at 5 types of Aion pet exclusively provided by MMOsite....

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  • Aion 2.0 Now Available on Korean Test Server

    Posted on Wed Apr 28 23:40:20 2010

    Aion 2.0 Now Available on Korean Test Server

    NCsoft toady launched Aion 2.0 expanseion on Korean test server. The test will last for 29 days. New contents include new fortress, boss, pet, path of wind, balaur river. Meticulous players can also find the change of Aion logo....

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  • Aion 2.0 Top Level Armor Fashion Show

    Posted on Sat Apr 24 00:00:47 2010

    Aion 2.0 Top Level Armor Fashion Show

    This weekend, we are glad to share the level 55 Amors in Aion 2.0 with you. Aion 2.0 is recently updated in Korean test server step by step. Aion NA official site has updated many info about Aion 1.9 which will be live in May. Meanwhile, NA/EU Aion test server is coming out next week which means players can expreience the new contents earlier....

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  • Aion 2.0 Top Level Weapons Uncovered - Part II

    Posted on Sun Apr 18 19:35:20 2010

    Aion 2.0 Top Level Weapons Uncovered - Part II

    Some players still hold doubt of the quality of the game expansion. New Aion 2.0 top weapons has charming outlook as before, but how about the game contents? Enjoy the level 55 weapons the part II: Spellbook, Sword, Mace, Bow, Polearm, and we will present you other new contents in Aion 2.0 later this week....

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  • Aion 2.0 Top Level Weapons Uncovered - Part I

    Posted on Sat Apr 17 06:52:07 2010

    Aion 2.0 Top Level Weapons Uncovered - Part I

    After the launch of Aion 1.9, Aion 2.0 goes on catching players' eyes. Today we gonna uncovered level 55 weapons sourced from Korea for you. Enjoy the part I: Orb, Greatsword, Dagger, Staff and Shield....

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  • [April Fool]Aion 2.0 New Hunting Field and Monster Preview Video Debuts

    Posted on Thu Apr 01 13:57:53 2010

    [April Fool]Aion 2.0 New Hunting Field and Monster Preview Video Debuts

    NCsoft released an updated Aion 2.0 video titled 'Yong Gye Advance' to players all over the world on April first morning in Korea....

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  • Analysis on Level 60 Abyss Gear in Upcoming AION 2.0

    Posted on Thu Mar 04 02:18:31 2010

    Analysis on Level 60 Abyss Gear in Upcoming AION 2.0

    If AION will release more advanced Abyss Gear, it must be Level 60. To provide higher level medals, AION may open a brand-new Balaur territory. That is to say, new medals should be earned through a new Abyss system in AION 2.0....

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  • Korean Media's Analysis on Possible New Content in AION 2.0

    Posted on Wed Mar 03 23:20:54 2010

    Korean Media's Analysis on Possible New Content in AION 2.0

    Just like many players, Korean Media also made guesses on the new level cap of AION 2.0. The content of Level 50 has been quite substantial since the release of the last update, but so far numerous players have already reached the level cap. Consequently, they seem idle and bored in AION. In the light of this, many players reckon that AION is certain to raise the level cap, but it is unknown the level cap will be 55 or 60....

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  • Aion 2.0 Legion Instance and Quests Leaked

    Posted on Sun Feb 28 19:11:27 2010

    Aion 2.0 Legion Instance and Quests Leaked

    A message came from a Korean forum that an NCsoft engineer leaked some information on the legendary new instance for Aion 2.0. According to him, the new instance has been specially designed for fun and the importance of Abyss and PVP is paid attention to, as well....

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  • Aion 2.0 Latest Report: Instance Trailer & NCsoft Press Conference Next Week

    Posted on Thu Feb 25 23:30:01 2010

    Aion 2.0 Latest Report: Instance Trailer & NCsoft Press Conference Next Week

    Here is an exclusive video from a press conference hold by Aion Japan. The activity was planned to release the content of Aion 2.0 but was cancelled later. However, we still can see the distance of Aion 2.0 here. Meanwhile, NCsoft is going to hold a private press conference on which the update plan of Aion in the first half year will be released as well as Aion expansion agenda in the future on March 3rd. ...

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  • Speculations and Comments on AION 2.0 New Skills (from Japanese Fans)

    Posted on Sat Feb 06 01:36:28 2010

    Speculations and Comments on AION 2.0 New Skills (from Japanese Fans)

    Recently, it is rumored heatedly that Aion 2.0 will come out in February, so players have begun to post some guesses and ideas on V2.0. Additionally, there had been rumored that an event was arranged for the release of new version of Aion in Japan at the end of December 2009. Many players had guessed that it was the release of 2.0 Edition. The event was canceled for some unknown reasons, and only a Vision Trailer was released at last (Aion Chief Designer's Speech at Gstar2009: No New Engine Adopted). However, it seems that some game information has been circulated among players informally in Japan....

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  • Aion 2.0 is Coming out in February (Update: Not Accurate, Says NCsoft)

    Posted on Tue Feb 02 08:45:02 2010

    Aion 2.0 is Coming out in February (Update: Not Accurate, Says NCsoft)

    Rumor says AION 2.0 will come out in February, 2010. NCsoft confirmed with us that as of this posting no official announcement has been made in regards to AIon 2.0. And as for the Aion Gstar trailer, it represents the vision for Aion, nothing specifically related to Aion 3.0....

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Vision of Aion

During Gstar 2009, NCsoft released the vision trailer of Aion. Is there any clues of Aion 2.0/3.0 we can learn from this trailer?

Aion Chief Designer's Speech at Gstar2009: No New Engine Adopted

What is a hard nut to crack for MMORPG graphic design? And how does AION overcome the difficulty? Hanjun King, the chief graphic designer of AION gave an attractive speech at Digital Entertainment Conference "ICON 2009" on the first day of GStar 2009 in Busan, Korea.

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Vision of Aion - Graphic Evolution

AION's future plan was disclosed with the release of Aion Vision Movie. NCsoft presented the trailer to tell players that AION will be adding House System, Undersea World, Mount System and more brand new content. The executive director expressed that this change is worth anticipating and the company has faith in the future of AION. He also indicated the AION future trailer shows off NCsoft's core value Never-ending Challenge and displays the future of AION full of persistent changes.

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Players' Hot Comments on Aion 2.0(updating)

PluxusFirst impressions is that they should keep levelcap at 50. So many reasons why not raise the level cap I won't go into that now.
Second one is, just wtf are our CMs doing? Trying to find cowbells or something? This is exactly the things that should come from their mouths, not from some random guy on some other forum who've translated it just to be nice.
Third one is, guild raids and talent systems seems fairly interesting, raids because Aion atm plays way to much as a sologame, and talent system because the stigma system is to shallow and allows for to little character customization (IMO). Anything that adds more complexity is welcome in my book.
MooMooCow1.2 game them level 50 IIRC, which means it has been a considerable amount of time since the level cap was raised.
A large chunk of the expansion will be based around those level 50+ abilities, so unless NCsoft completely redesigns the patch for the NA market (lol), it doesn't really matter what we think. We're getting a new level cap along with content.
Phaalicus
Level Cap will be lvl 55
- Likely to come with new gear better than anything previously hopefully removing the need to do fenris/migrants

Talent System (New): From lvl50, players can get one point per level
- better class customising always welcome

New weapons and corresponding skills, each class will have about 3 new skills
- 3 skill for 5 levels doesn't sound much so perhaps these are weapon specific skills? i.e you can only use the skills if you have that weapon equipped and there's 3 different weapons for each class?

New Guild Skill for Guild Leader only
- could this mean they'll introduce other changes to legion system?

New Maps for Elyos and Asmodians
- with rifts for up to 55 hopefully?

New Abyss map on the ground
- Can't fix a problem (melee combat in air) just make it obsolete!

New lvl 60 Manastone
- new money sink, RIP mages if they introduce even higher MR stones and dont enforce a cap

New Instance: Alatr in the Water(Translated from Chinese)
- as others said under water instance maybe? could mean that these new areas will have some underwater areas aswell wait and see I guess

New 24 people Guild Raid
- A reason to be in a Legion!! Some challenging bosses please - hopefully with top gear and drop rate if its going to require 24 people.
hadji13Lvl cap will not do MUCH to help keep anyone interested, but since there's a mention of a talent system of points for each lvl after 50 and it gives you another goal to reach it sounds fine to me ( although they can add the talent points to 45-50 etc )
The big things always going to be content, and content, and did i say content? and how interchangeable that content is, in order to keep you interested till the next batch of content comes along. Can't just implement a couple of new things ( you got to add LOTS of content, and vanity YAY )
Interchangeable Example: Produce a raid instance, but also give that instance some life ( so you always go in and do the same exact things till your head explodes ) it has to have some sort of diversity each time you encounter the content - the game in general needs life to it, if you want the dang thing to be played for a long time.

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