been getting a decent amount of press this fall, first for September's Assault on Balaurea
expansion and lately due to the uproar surrounding the 2.1 patch. Among other things, 2.1 substantially increased the game's loot drop rates, leading to huzzahs on one side of the aisle and raised eyebrows
on the other.
Not to be outdone, NCsoft
producer Chris Hager
recently posted an open letter on the official Aion
website, summarizing both the aforementioned changes and hinting at a few things to come for the world of Atreia. Hager gives a heads up regarding the final day for the free character transfers that have been ongoing since the summer. January 5th is last call, so make sure you've got your Elyos or Asmo where you want him.
Hager also mentions the fact that NCsoft
is taking steps to increase account security, an issue that has plagued Aion
since its launch in 2009. "We are stepping up our efforts and introducing a new secondary PIN system to
Aion that will provide an additional layer of security to our players. This service will go live on December 1, 2010, and we will post a full FAQ in the coming days explaining exactly how it will work
," he writes.