Karlsruhe, 28.02.2014 – On 28th February, 2012, Gameforge took on AION’s European operations and switched the multiple award winning MMO to free-to-play. Since then updates have constantly extended the already expansive game with new content and extra functionality. For example, version 3.0 brought housing and mounts to Atreia, whilst the latest 4.0 update increased the squad of hero classes with the arrival of the Artist (with “Bard” specialisation) and the Engineer (with “Gunner” specialisation).
There’s also been progress where language versions are concerned: the population of Atreia has studied hard since the switch and now can also speak Spanish, Italian, Polish and Turkish alongside English, French and German.
Appearing in Europe on 9th April, update 4.5 will see the second Engineer class specialisation, the Rider, alongside a lot of other fresh content. On top of this, players can also look forward to in-game offers, the chance of additional AION Coins as well as boost events in celebration of the anniversary. Finally, between 26th February and 5th March, there’ll be an increased experience point gain or an increased drop chance for items available.
Which class is most popular amongst the players? How many characters were created in the second year of AION Free-to-Play? The accompanying infographic gives you an insight into our most important facts and figures.
<p>AION is Asian premium game development studio NCsoft®’s most successful MMO game and remains one of the most popular titles in South Korea. Millions of players all over the world populate the lands and territories of the fantasy world of Atreia. The game has been continually expanded and enhanced with countless updates. Aside from numerous features and functions, this includes standards of the MMO genre such as new instances, interesting reward systems and better level opportunities through quests and innovations. These innovations include the mentor system, where experienced players help out beginners and both sides benefit. AION has been free-to-play since the 29th February 2012, allowing players to experience the game in its entirety for free.</p>