Tag Archives: Aion: The Tower of Eternity
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 | 08:52 BST
NCSoft have revealed that they’re going to kick of a variety of different celebratory events this week in honour of Aion: The Tower of Eternity, which turns two in the US and Europe this week.
Sat, Jan 16, 2010 | 16:34 GMT
NCsoft has announced that Aion associate producer Chris “Kinslon” Hager is now the game’s full-fledged producer.
Tue, Jan 05, 2010 | 16:30 GMT
Aion players on the Azphel server were given 30 trillion Kinah yesterday, as a game bug caused money sacks to overflow with in-game cash.
Tue, Oct 06, 2009 | 16:41 BST
NCsoft has said that if adding more servers to Aion would but an end to the endless queues, it would have already done so.
Speaking with Eurogamer, NCsoft’s Ryan James told the site that people are causing the queues by trying to log into the busiest worlds.
“If the solution were as simple as rolling out new servers, we would no longer see queues today, given that we’ve already rolled out six new servers in Europe alone,” he said. “The reality is that there are servers today that have no queues in Europe.
“The problem is more that there are many people trying to get onto very few servers, whilst the rest still have room.”
To combat this, NCsoft will offer a free, one-time server transfer next month to help with the overload.
More through the link.
Mon, Sep 28, 2009 | 22:21 BST
NCsoft said today that its opened two new Aion servers for Europe.
French-speaking players can make their new feathery home on the Deltras server. English speakers among you can plump for Kahrun.
On Friday, NCsoft announced that a new West coast US server, Fregion, was added, and an East coast server will follow shortly.
There’s more on Incgamers.
Fri, Sep 25, 2009 | 09:58 BST
Aion’s launched in Europe, NCsoft confirmed today.
The MMO is by far the largest game of its type taking off this year, and those looking to inhabit the European servers will no doubt be praying the crippling rush of the game’s pre-start program has calmed somewhat.
“We’re extremely excited to finally deliver the game to Western audiences and believe they will enjoy Aion as much as Eastern players have,” said Jaeho Lee, CEO NCsoft West.
“The effort we put into Westernising Aion is unprecedented in our industry. Players will experience a completely rewritten storyline spanning more than two-million words, along with a variety of enhancements specifically for Western audiences.”
PR after the break.
Wed, Sep 23, 2009 | 12:02 BST
NCsoft MMO Aion’s been experiencing some clogging issues since it went live yesterday, with many seeing waits of several hours before being able to get a-levelling.
The publisher isn’t worried.
“This isn’t a scenario that’s likely to be repeated regularly since it’s really just about that initial rush of players trying to gain access to the game,” a rep told EG.
“These next few days we will be calculating data and weighing the ideal time to open more servers. I think that the community will understand how important a healthily populated server in a game with PvPvE is, and that we do not want to go down the low-pop server path.”
The game releases in Europe on Friday.
Mon, Sep 21, 2009 | 13:23 BST
Aion’s will get “at least” one major annual content update going forward, NCsoft has confirmed to VG247.
“There will be at least one major update a year,” said brand manager Christian-Peter Heimbach, talking in an interview published today.
“You know this from our previous titles. We’re currently adjusting on how we’re going to make these available, but there will be free content updates for all players, and we’re looking then at how big the major updates will be.”
The MMO, which has collected a giant 400,000 pre-orders, will go live in the US tomorrow and on Friday in Europe.
NCsoft has long adhered to a system of providing its MMOs with yearly content updates.
Mon, Sep 21, 2009 | 12:32 BST
In case you’ve been living under a rock, NCsoft MMO Aion releases this week. More than 400,000 people are lined up to play the Korean fantasy import, and it’s looking very much like this is the largest MMO event of the year by a substantial margin.
To celebrate, we had a chat with brand manager Christian-Peter Heimbach at NCsoft’s Brighton office on westernizing the game, plans for the future and plenty more.
After the break.
Thu, Sep 17, 2009 | 17:20 BST
NCsoft has announced that Aion preorders are nearing the 400,000 mark, making it the “biggest MMO launch of the year”.
As a bonus to those who preordered their copy, NCsoft is allowing buyers to pre-select their servers starting September 18 and participate in the five-day headstart period, beginning September 20.
The game goes live for the rest of the world on September 25.
Full press release through the break.
Fri, Sep 11, 2009 | 17:40 BST
NCsoft MMO Aion now has more than 300,000 activated pre-orders ahead of its western launch later this month, Euro MD Véronique Lallier told VG247 yesterday.
“Aion’s starting to achieve nice numbers,” said the boss. “We are over 300,000 activated pre-orders in the West.
“It’s looking healthy. It’s nice and healthy two weeks before the launch… It looks very good at the moment.”
Aion project lead Christian-Peter Heimbach added that the game’s real western test will come post-launch.
“We have a strong belief in the game,” he said. “We know the quality… and we also have hard numbers, as Vero already confirmed. We’re happy to say that we’re really confident.
“The next thing to prove, of course, is that we can keep this up. I think there’s a solid audience out there eager to play a new MMO, so I think we’re on a good path.”
Aion releases on September 22 in the US and September 25 in Europe.
Thu, Aug 27, 2009 | 16:34 BST
NCsoft has announced that its open Beta test for Aion will take place September 6-13.
Open Beta will retain a level cap for both Elyos and Asmodians characters at 30 allowing players to focus on getting to the same level so they can explore Atreia and the Abyss.
Those who have preordered the game will be “treated” to a Pre-Select and a two day Headstart period which will give players a bit more time to get ahead of the curve before it launched on September 22 and 25 in the US and UK, repsectivley.
Pre-Select will take place on the 18th, and Headstart on the 20th.
Full thing below.
Fri, Jul 17, 2009 | 22:01 BST
NCsoft has revamped the website for Aion: The Tower of Eternity with its own Wiki and online manual.
The site itself looks different, has a feed linking your to Aion’s Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as the developers and regional CM’s Twitter feeds
Closed Beta for Aion started today at Noon PST/8pm CET.
Tue, Jun 23, 2009 | 16:28 BST
NCSoft has announced that Aion: The Tower of Eternity will launch in North America on September 22 and in Europe on September 25.
The lovely looking MMO has flying, strategic combat, and the ability to “ascend to divinity”. Cool.
If you haven’t seen the video for it that was posted yesterday, go have a look-see.
Tue, Jun 16, 2009 | 18:14 BST
The July issue of Beckett Massive Online Gamer has listed the Beta dates for Aion.
Aion’s official website confirms the Asmodian Beta talking place this weekend, but other than what the magazine posted, the rest has not been announced.
- June 19-21: Asmodian closed beta capped at level 10
- July 3-5: Asmodian level cap increases
- July 17-19: Abyss only with unrestricted flight and hopefully a lot of PvP
- August 14-17: First open beta
- August 19-23: Second open beta
Dates were listed as “accurate as of press time” and so things may change. We’ll keep you posted, though.
Fri, Apr 24, 2009 | 14:57 BST
Within the first four days of launch, Aion pulled in one million players who happily paid for at least one hour of gameplay, reports GI.biz.
Shanda Interactive Entertainment began charging users an hourly rate for the MMORPG’s “Yao Sai Pan Long” scenario, but despite the success, Deutsche Bank has told investors to hold off on purchasing stock in Shanda. This was due to player concerns over the cost, high hardware requirements and the current lack of in-game content.
“We are very pleased with our users’ overwhelming response to and the popularity of Aion during this short period,” said Shanda CEO Diana Li. “We believe [this] further validates the success of our multi-channel strategy to source content for our games portfolio.”
Shanda secured the rights to distribute Aion in China, after the company bought a 30 percent stake in NCsoft back in 2007.
Aion: The Tower of Eternity is slated for a autumn release in Europe and North America.
Wed, Apr 22, 2009 | 20:13 BST
NCsoft has entered the Steam age, and is now offering all of its MMOs through the digital distribution service.
Starting today, all current NCsoft titles are available, and once it’s released, the lovely Aion: The Tower of Eternity will also make an appearance.
Over the next few weeks, the service will be offering exclusive deals for the publisher’s MMOs, although no specific details have been announced at this time.
Full thing below.
Mon, Apr 20, 2009 | 17:17 BST
NCsoft’s latest zone tour video for Aion: The Tower of Eternity shows off the Morheim zone.
There’s not much to dislike here. It’s lovely. Watch on.
Aion’s out in the West this year, all being well.
Thu, Mar 05, 2009 | 23:08 GMT
NCsoft has put out a new trailer for Aion: Tower of Eternity, showing off the lush zone of Poeta.
It’s home to peaceful farmers and villagers who cut timber in accordance with an ancient agreement with the tree people, apparently.
Too bad their existence does not stay peaceful for long. Well, it isn’t really. There’d be nothing to do in the game otherwise.
Watch it below.
Sat, Feb 21, 2009 | 23:32 GMT
Aion: The Tower of Eternity is lovely to say the least: NCsoft wants to show you just how much by giving you a tour of its Altgard zone.
Game’s out this fall. Watch the video below.
Area backstory is posted as well.