There has been a lot of speculation from the community and vendors regarding these dates, but we finally have official dates for the Aion launch schedule.
Open Beta: September 6 (Sunday) – 13 (Sunday)
Server and Character pre-selection: September 18 (Friday)
Head Start: September 20Â (Sunday)
Launch: September 22 (Tuesday)
I’ve avoided playing the Aion beta beyond level 18 and have not given in to the hype-machine, or allowed it to consume my every waking thought, as I have with past launches.Â The result, I believe, will result in a much greater enjoyment of Aion.Â I’m excited for the game to go live after what feels like endless waiting and self-control this summer.
The K&G Commnunity will be playing together as usual.Â We’re joining forces with another group (founded as a guild by another member in our community) to form a Legion (guild).Â We’ll be playing Asmodians at launch.Â Our Open Beta plans are still being finalized, but we know that we’re going to all play together to have fun during the OB week.Â Our Launch server choice is unknown as of this entry, but we’re currently figuring out where the best place for us will be – ideally avoiding the asshattery and elite crowds while still getting ourselves on a high-pop server.Â Be sure to stop by our Aion forum if you’re interested in playing with us or just want to know where we end up during OB and Launch.
It looks like Aion will be the only polished and consistent mmorpg gaming out there for many of us until Cataclysm and/or SWTOR.Â Â I plan to make the most of it.
NCsoft has released information about the Beta Client and how you can get it early.Â Take advantage of it now because if it’s anything like the past few test weekends the speeds are going to be a bit slow.