Monthly Archives: March 2010

New official Aion forums on the way

As you might or might not know, the forums on the official Aion site were custom made for the game. It is in essence a good idea if you have a perfect development team working 24/7 on developing those forums and introducing new features regularly. This was not the case with Aion. Not the case at all. Thankfully, Aion team has been able to deliver on their promises and the old forums will be replaced with a brand new shiny ones that actually work as intended. Make sure you backup your favorite threads somewhere because there will be a complete wipe without any transfer. Of the old forums I only loved the images people posted of their characters and in game scenery. I hope someone save those. The full announcement can be read here and the excerpt from Tamat’s announcement follows:

I know you’ve all been waiting patiently for more information about the new forums, thankfully, it’s finally time to let you know what we have up our sleeves. We’re going to begin migrating the forums over to vBulletin in the next couple of weeks. By the middle of April, the new forums will be ready and the current boards will be shut down.

“So what does this mean” you ask? Well, we’re finally going to have forums with all of the features you’ve come to expect. Features including:

  • Developer Tracker
  • Signatures
  • User Control Panel
  • Private Messaging System
  • Thread Subscriptions
  • Calendar
  • Spam Protection
  • Custom Titles

…and much, much more!

Monday Aion Rant

I thought I start a new segment here on Aion Life. It is Monday after a double XP weekend. Your eyes are puffy from non stop playing and caffeine from all those energy drinks/coffee is slowly dwindling, bringing the harsh truth of your favorite day of the week, Monday, to your attention. Whether you’re at school or work we have a cure for your case of the Mondays. Brief news and funny community bits and pieces about your favorite pastime – Aion. I like to call it MAR, or our Monday Aion Rant.

Our first MAR is special in another way as well. We return to regular updates after a short hiatus. Real Life > favorite pastime (*sadface*) but everything is back to normal now. I will post about some old news as well so bare with me.

Aion Magazine has had its first issue “hit the stands” on March 26th. A lot of competitions have been running on Aion fansites giving out year long subscriptions and I hope we’ll be able to provide you with one as well. In the meantime, how did you like it? Leave your impressions in the comments below! I especially want to hear from the people that preordered and got the Kerub hat. Tell me, will you allow yourself to get caught strolling around Sanctum looking like the toon below:

Kerub Hat

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Reparation, of “Another Aion blog”, finally completed his full Daevanion armor and weapon. If you need new goals in-game, just check out this guy’s checklist.

If you somehow managed to finish the above mentioned epic task of collecting full Daevanion set, check out what a golden weapon that takes 6 days of AP farming looks like at Avalon Guild post about the Elite Guardian Tribunus’s Warhammer.

Best for last. I was trolling YouTube and came across the video below. Hope this little MAR made Monday bearable at least.

Upcoming Aion Double Experience Weekend March 26th

Ready for another Double Experience Weekend? If you said “No”, congratulations on level 50! For everyone else, it’s time to once again stock up on food and caffeinated beverages in preparation for a weekend without sleep. This Friday, March 26th, at 8 p.m. GMT, we will enable double experience. The experience bonus will run through the weekend before ending on Monday at 8 a.m. GMT.


News: Lotro Festival Fortune Titles

As part of this festival, you can barter three leaves for two cookies (Extra Delicious Tasty Biscuits), and each cookie you eat gives you a fortune inside. Collecting all 50 of the numbered fortunes nets you five titles:

1-10: Same Old…

Firefox Personas and Aion themes

If you are using Firefox, you have probably noticed that recently a new feature was released – Personas. Basically, Personas are easy-to-use themes that let you personalize the look of your Firefox – header and footer. When you install the plugin you can use any Persona from the gallery (they are all free to use).

Making your own persona is very simple, and I couldn’t resist making a few for Aion Life. You can actually find several “Aion theme” personas on