Massively reports that NCSoft's fantasy MMO Aion
will soon be getting a round of server mergers
to balance player populations and shore up in-game economies. A newsletter from Aion
producer Chris Hager also brought word that character transfers will be an option
starting in June, and NCSoft will be "offering them to all of our players for free for a limited time." This is happening in the lead-up to the game's 1.9 patch, due on June 2, which contains a number of measures to make the XP grind a bit less harsh
(among other things; patch notes
). They're creating more quests, increasing XP rewards from existing quests, and implementing a system that "grants you experience bonuses as you continue to play."