aion

Official Site: Aion
Studio: NCsoft West
Launch Date: September 22, 2009
Genre: Fantasy Themepark
Business Model: F2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

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The MOP Up: Roblox players spend over $1.5 billion to date

With a record-breaking haul of $100 million in May, Roblox crossed the $1.5 billion threshold in terms of the game's revenue to date....

Battle Bards Episode 171: Forest Tales 2

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Massively Overthinking: Do you keep MMOs installed for the login freebies?

MOP reader Styopa proposed this fun topic for Massively Overthinking this week, prompted, he said, by Standing Stone Games' recent promotions for

Wake of the Storm brings new weapons, accessories, runes, and an instance to Aion EU

European players of Aion are facing the Wake of the Storm, which sounds pretty dramatic as update names go. Several of the...

Massively Overthinking: Deleting pieces of MMOs to save them

Two ideas floated across my virtual desk in recent weeks, neither directly relating to MMORPGs, but they put the nugget of an idea in...
Darky dark dark dark.

Aion’s Shadows Over Balaurea is live today in North America

It's shadow time for Aion players on the NA servers, because Shadows Over Balaurea is live in the game today. This means...

Aion NA outlines item changes, Renown changes, and new equipment types coming to its next update

With the Shadows Over Balaurea update looming large for Aion players in North America, one expects a number of things to change....

Massively OP Podcast Episode 272: Death of dragons

Justin and Bree discuss Fallout 76, WoW China, MMO financials, Dragon's Prophet, Guild Wars 2, and Aion, with adventures in SWG Legends and Elder Scrolls online, plus mailbag topics on character select screens and new classes for expansions.

NCsoft Q1 2020: Double YoY revenue thanks to Lineage 2M, Tencent to pub Guild Wars 2 in China

Business is booming over in NCsoft's world, though it's not because of its western holdings. In this first quarter of 2020, the South Korean...
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Aion launches its next chapter, Shadows Over Balaurea, on May 27 for North America

Your time in Balaurea in Aion is changing in the game's NA version on May 27th. The game's next chapter is bringing some...

The MOP Up: Grand Theft Auto Online mugs its players

Here's a perfect example of irony. Grand Theft Auto Online tempted players to log in this month with the promise of a free $500,000....

NCsoft is already sunsetting its Aion: Legions of War mobile MMO

It's been a good half a year since we covered Aion: Legions of War, the mobile MMO spun-off from the Aion franchise,...

Spring and Easter events drop in Albion Online, Roblox, Runes of Magic, and ARK

Spring is in the air, and if you're largely stuck at home, you may as well enjoy it in your MMOs. Yep, it's getting...

The MOP Up: Darkfall Rise of Agon heats up

No, Darkfall Rise of Agon's map up there didn't just contract chicken pox; that's a "heat map" showing all of the bloodthirsty...
This will probably be on the list.

Battle Bards Episode 164: Away with the fairies

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The MOP Up: Red Dead Redemption’s puke rope saves the day

Puke may have ended Elvis Presley's life, but it could save yours -- if you're playing Red Dead Redemption 2, that is. Polygon posted...

Jukebox Heroes: Ten MMOs that strongly support their soundtracks

It's one thing to put a lot of music in your MMORPG or even to release that launch-day album. It's another thing entirely to...

NCsoft Q4 2019: It was a rough quarter for MMORPGs, especially Guild Wars 2

NCsoft corporate had a solid financial quarter for the last three months of 2019, with increases in revenue quarter over quarter and year...

Aion NA’s Return to Katalam update has launched with a massive 2000-person battleground

Aion's North American branch is open for business with yesterday's launch of Return of Katalam, already live in Europe since last...

Mobile MMO Roundup: TERA Frontier’s new name, Aion mobile improves events, MapleStory M’s new hero

Hi there! Would you like some mobile MMORPG news? Don't worry, they're hors d'oeuvre-sized, just like the games themselves. Have yourself some of these...

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