According to Korean MMO ranking website, Gamenote, Aion has reclaimed the top spot from NHN’s mega MMO release, TERA. The latter has dropped from its first spot to third, overtaken by Sudden Attack (a MMOFPS) as well. The recent version 2.5 patch for Aion certainly did the game no harm! To me, the reason why Aion is doing so well is still down to the developer, NCsoft. Just look at Lineage 1, it is still getting major content updates after 12years! Let us take a short look down memory lane at this title, which is still very much loved globally. – with reference from Chosun Games
Officially announced at E3 2006 in May, Aion won the the award for “Best Graphics”, with the North American media going gaga over the game’s impeccable in-game graphics quality.
A few months later in the same year, November 2006, Aion was once again the star attraction, this time at Korea’s premier gaming convention, G*Star 2006. The winged aerial combat became the talk of the MMO world for months.
In July 2007, Aion went into its first Closed Beta phase. The original game showcased at various events was further improvised, as well as the main storyline and lore.
In November 2008, Aion went into its commercial phase in Korea.
In May 2009, after months of war between the Elyos and Asmodians, NCsoft released a major content update, “Assault on Balaurea”. This patch further added on the storyline by injecting much lore of the NPC race, Balaur.
Between January to February 2011, the next major content update (version 2.5) was released in the official Korean server, roughly translated as “Call of the Gods”. The game’s graphics is further improvised and polished, adding in much options to character creation, new costumes, actions, improved pet system and much more. Version 2.5 will lead the way to the Version 3.0 update, which will include player housing and the mount system.