The Aion Newsletter.
It's been a long time coming but the official AionOnline Newsletter finally went into active circulation today. While it wasn't ground-breaking stuff it's great to see everything is finally getting into full swing, certainly serves as a nice overview if nothing else =)
For those of you not subscribed:
AION HAS A LAUNCH DATE!
Aion will be landing on store shelves in North America on September 22, 2009 and in Europe starting September 25, 2009! Preorder your game today to guarantee your copy on day one, get access to all the beta events, secure character and server preselection, and gain headstart access to the live game. Find out more about the exclusive preorder benefits at Aion MMORPG - Preorder Program.
More Aion Closed Beta Events
The next two Aion closed beta events are on the horizon. Soar into a closed beta event by entering one or both of these two upcoming weekends.
Third Closed Beta
- Thursday, July 2, 2009 - Noon PT, Monday, July 6, 2009
- Asmodians, levels 1-20
The third beta event features the Asmodians. Asmodians are a fiercely loyal, brave, and hardy people who are not friendly to outsiders. Their skin is pale or dusky, and their eyes have adapted to low light by gaining an otherworldly glow. The feathers of ascended Asmodians are dark in color.
Customers who preorder are guaranteed access to all beta events, so if you haven't done so, preorder today.
Fourth Closed Beta
- Friday, July 17, 2009 - Noon PT, Monday, July 20, 2009
- Asmodians and Elyos, levels 1-25, and a first taste of the Abyss!
The fourth beta event features both the Asmodian and Elyos races and allows access up to level 25. For the first time, Aion players will get to experience the infamous Abyss, an unstable rift between the two shattered halves of Atreia where the center of the Tower of Eternity used to be. Get ready for a whole new MMO experience with PvPvE - epic battles with hundreds of Elyos and Asmodians fighting both each other and the AI-controlled Balaur!
Preorder today to guarantee your access to the fourth beta event. Once you have a beta serial code (or have preordered), log in to your NCsoft Master Account to activate your beta serial code and to start downloading Aion. We're looking forward to seeing you this in Atreia
Win a Trip to the Aion Launch Party in Seattle
Play in the Aion closed beta event from July 2, 2009-July 6, 2009, reach level 3, and you and a friend could win* a trip to Seattle to enjoy the Aion Launch Party in the Seattle Space Needle! The Aion Launch Party sweepstakes grand prize is a 4-day/3-night trip from 9/3/09 to 9/6/09 for the winner and one guest to Seattle, Washington to attend the Aion Launch Party on 9/4/09. Meet with the developers and visionaries behind Aion and enjoy the themed festivities atop Seattle's most famous landmark. In addition, get two passes to the PAX Gaming Festival to enjoy a whole weekend of gaming goodness. Only (1) grand prize will be awarded. Total approximate retail value USD$5,000. Find out more at Aion: Launch Party Sweepstakes - Win a Trip to Seattle! | Aion: MMORPG. *No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Open to legal residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. territories, military installations and commonwealths, and Quebec), 18 or older.
Video Podcast Episode 1: The World and Lore
With Liv as your host, go behind the scenes at NCsoft West and hear about the world and lore of Aion from the people who are bringing you the game. Watch interviews, never-before-seen gameplay footage, and get a new perspective on the beauty and action in this year's biggest MMO: Aion.
Just so we don't leave poor Ayase out, from AionOnline.
Ayase's Realm: Picture's from CB2!
Hey everyone - "CB2" is of course short for the longer "Closed Beta Event Number 2" and I'm crossing my fingers for your discretion regarding my current affinity for acronyms. I decided to stop by here just briefly as we're tackling excessive summer heat and CB3 ("Closed Beta Event Number 3") preparations both at the exact same time.
If you read the previous entry in my blog you might remember that I asked participants of the previous beta event to send me their group pictures. I did get a whole bunch of pictures out of which a great portion were definitely worth more than a mere glance!
Have a look at this following selection:
Our Spanish friends from Aion-Esp are back with matching floating carpets. Looks like any weekday night to me!
The RavenWolf legion in the other hand rented an indoors venue - but who invited the orc?
A legion named Sanctuary gathered up for this picture!
A bit of sugar, a bit of spice...
Our Swedish comrades from Aiononline.se pulled together a group of their members for this shot!
In related words: The game servers are just about to go online (around 8 PM tonight if you live in the UK, noon if you're on the US west coast), and I'd like to remind you all to keep grabbing screenshots; they're simply great to watch. Seeing you having such a great time in the game definitely makes us confident in Aion and in its dazzling bright future here in the west. Keep it up!
And that about wraps it up for now, folks.
See you around,
And that's abou it, hopefully you crazy lot are all having fun in the beta! As a little reminder feel free to take/submit screenshots for the AionArmory!
Later, Cynic <3
This post has been edited by Cynic: 03 July 2009 - 07:16 PM