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Aion New Player Resource

Updated Sat, Dec 05, 2009 by Savanja

Players have less than a week before Early Start and official launch of Aion. Are you ready? To get fans prepared, Ten Ton Hammer has put together your one essential resource for your time as a new player. Keep game vital info, do a little pre-launch research, and save newbie guides all in one easy location. Just bookmark and visit as needed!

Aion, the stunning fantasy MMORPG that has already swept through Korea, China, and Japan, will soon be making its way to an official launch in North American, Europe, and Australia.  Boasting rich graphics, compelling storylines, and fun player versus player gameplay, the game will no doubt find as much success here as it did in Asia.

As we all await our early access or release, I wanted to put together a comprehensive resource for players tying together in one, easy to access, guide.  Browse through the available information or bookmark for future reference to have valuable game information right at your fingertips!

Important Dates:

  • Character Pre-Selection - September 18, 2009 12PM PST
  • Early Start for all Pre-orders - September 20, 2009
  • North American Launch - September 22, 2009
  • Australia and New Zealand Launch - September 23, 2009
  • Europe Launch - September 25, 2009

 

Getting Started - The Details

Getting in on pre-selection and early start is still possible if you haven't done it yet! The pre-order is still available at various brick and mortar stores.  If you cannot find it locally, digital purchase is a great option and can be done through NCsoft or sites such as Steam and Direct2Drive.  If you have already pre-ordered but have yet to download the game client, you can find it here.

The machine that you intend to run Aion on will need to adhere to these minimum system requirements and hopefully be within recommended.  The better your system is, the smoother your gaming experience will be, particularly if you hope to run on exceptional graphic settings.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2
  • 2.8GHz CPU or equivalent
  • 1GB RAM
  • NVIDIA 5900 Ultra with 128MB RAM / ATI x700 with 128MB RAM or higher
  • 15GB Hard Disk space
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Direct X 9.0c (6/2008 update)
  • Sound Device
  • Broadband Internet Connection

Recommended Specs:

  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2 / Vista
  • Dual Core CPU 2.0GHz or equivalent
  • 2GB RAM
  • NVIDIA 6800 with 256MB RAM / ATI x800 with 256MB or higher
  • 15GB Hard Disk space
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Direct X 9.0c (6/2008 update)
  • Sound Device
  • Broadband Internet Connection

The minimum specs are fairly reasonable allowing for even the modest of systems to handle the tax of the graphically intensive MMORPG.

Research, Research, Research...

Once launch happens, none of us are going to want to waste time trying to decide on our race and class, right?  We want to know what we want and we want to get in there and play as soon as possible!  Ten Ton Hammer has done hands on previews of every class in game not to mention our interview series that gives an official look at the classes and preliminary skill lists from our tireless site writers.

Now if you happen to be a fan of crafting and/or lore, you certainly are not left out!  We have both beginner and advanced crafting guides and a well written history on the lore of Aion.  These guides will introduce you to the storyline and secondary game before you log in.

Getting In Game - Help For the New Player

While this game doesn't have a terribly steep learning curve, the first 20 levels of any game can be a struggle.  These 13 tips will help get you started and the following features and guides will get you through your young years by offering assistance when you need it.  Each race experiences unique 

For Elyos players, you'll start out in Poeta, ascend and travel to your home city of Sanctum and then make your way to Verteron.

For Asmodae players, you'll start out in Ishalgen, ascend and travel to your home city of Pandaemonium then make your way to Altgard.

These resources should get you through the initial levels in game.  If there is something you need to know that we haven't covered, you can always check out our dedicated Aion Community Site for more guides.  We also have staff and plenty of players that keep an eye on our forums that are always willing to help should you need it, so don't be shy about asking!

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