Aion's 1.9 update has been dated in a new "Letter from Aion's Producer" and will officially launch on North American and European servers on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010. However, the release of the 1.9 update is not the only news to come out of this letter. A server merger has been announced as well with the intention of improving player numbers across the board and make finding groups and PvP combat easier.
I dont relish the idea of mergers. (It takes a lot of work to make them happen!) However, once it is complete you should notice improvements in each of the new server economies, an abundance of players to group and run instances with, a number of great Legions to join or people to form new ones with, and a more tightly knit community. When all is said and done, Aion will be a better game because of the server merge. Were in the planning stages, and will have more information on the timing and execution in the coming weeks.
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