aion

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

Battle Bards Episode 150: The great plains

It may not be the most sexy or exotic of biomes, but plains tend to pop up in pretty much every MMORPG — and...

Massively Overthinking: Morality and compelling choices in MMOs

The most recent episode of The Psychology of Video Games podcast touches on a subject we don't tackle very much: moral choices. It's...
Dance-andal-ism.

Aion spins out Mark of the Vandal on August 21 with a new class, zone, and dungeon for the US version

Over there, in Aion! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... actually, it's the Vandal, the new class being added with the appropriately...

The MOP Up: The Division 2 takes everyone to the zoo

Everyone likes free stuff, right? And anyone with a soul loves the zoo, too! It is probably a smart marketing tactic, then, that

NCsoft Q2 2019 financials: Guild Wars 2 may be eyeing a mobile version (again)

Those with long memories might recall that way back in 2010 prior to Guild Wars 2's launch, ArenaNet made a (small) bit...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most creative class in all of the MMO genre?

I have long held that Wakfu offers the most original and indeed truly unique classes across the entire span of the MMO...

Aion’s European version releases 7.0 update with new region and Artist spec

Happy patch day, Aion folks eastward across the pond! Gameforge has dropped the entirety of the 7.0 update upon you today with...

Aion news: Mobile gets XP gifting, EU previews the Painter for 7.0, NA celebrates summer

Welcome to a big chunky bundle of Aion news! The mobile and PC versions of the game all look to be extremely busy...

The Soapbox: Hoping for Amazon to succeed where Lord of the Rings Online failed

It's not often I really get excited about an upcoming MMORPG. Partly this is because of the industry slowing down, and partly this is...

Aion EU previews a new area, siege battles, and the Gold Arena coming in the 7.0 update

The 7.0 update for Aion's EU version is shaping up to be a pretty meaty one by all accounts. A preview from...

The MOP Up: Prosperous Universe’s economy gets a boost with local markets

The economy obviously is a major component of the upcoming Prosperous Universe -- it's kind of hinted at right there in the name,...

The MOP Up: Aion Legions of War brings the fight to cheaters

Aion: Legions of War is still trying to make the best of its first few months, but it's going to take some serious...

The MOP Up: Project Torque revs back up for another race

Car racing MMOs have endured bumpy runs in the genre, including the late Project Torque (also called Level R and HEAT Online). Torque...

City of Heroes: Community harassment ramps up as Homecoming counts 91,000 players

What should have been a fun Memorial Day weekend in Paragon City turned into nightmares for some members of the City of Heroes...

Aion: Legions of War promises to pump up PvP while also delivering co-op action

Aion: Legions of War, the mobile spin-off of NCsoft's high-flying MMO, has been a busy bee since its release earlier this year. NCsoft...

The MOP Up: Star Trek Online delves into the mysteries of Yard 39

Star Trek Online is all about the Discovery these days, and in a new lore blog, the team gives some backstory to...
enchantment!

Jukebox Heroes: Diving back into Aion’s soundtrack

While the game itself never fascinated me, Aion's soundtrack is easily in my personal Top Five in terms of quality and variety. The...
Stunning!

Aion outlines a first pass of revisions to control effects

It's a time-honored rule that stunned people are not particularly good at fighting back. This is as true in Aion as it is in...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite version of your MMO’s theme music?

Recently I've been cruising back through Aion's soundtrack and made a discovery that, in hindsight, seems obvious: There are several different main theme...

The MOP Up: Grab your Harry Potter nickname now!

When Harry Potter: Wizards Unite arrives later this year, by which name will you be known and feared? Lord Scooby? Mr. Cheddar? Fluffybutticus?...

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