Aion Classic is a server, it has restored the content of the original Aion service, which started in 2009, so that players can enjoy it again now. Aion Classic runs on a separate server from the current live server and will be provided as an official, continuous service rather than a time-limited event.
Following hot on the heels of games like Runescape and WoW, Aion is set to get Aion Classic servers. Just announced by Korea's NCSoft, the hugely popular MMORPG is about to return to its roots when the Aion Classic experience comes to the Americas on 23 June. Originally launched back in 2009, Aion was a fantasy MMORPG that plunged players into a world of light and dark, where two races inhabited different poles of a cataclysmic world and a constant war raged between the factions for control of the Tower of Eternity.
Now, Aion Classic will see the return of some of the games early, iconic dungeons, and only the original four character classes will be available to players (each with their two original subclasses). Players might see some extra quality of life improvements as they chose to play as the pristine and orderly Elyos, or skulk in the shadowy realms of the Asmodians. For those of us that played Aion, this might also mean a return to Aion's unique rifting PVP, where portals open up between the realms of Asmodae and Elysea, allowing brave warriors to invade the opposing faction's realm. The Balaur also awaits, but I'm just eager to see how quickly we can crash the Abyss again as the Elyos and Asmodians lash for control of massive fortresses, and siege warfare takes hold again.
There have one thing you need to know is Aion's battle pass. Because Aion has a battle pass. The general going price for a battle pass is $10 in the industry. Roughly. Fortnite's battle pass is about $10, as are many other games. Aion's battle pass is $30. Thirty dollarydoos for a pass that contains 45 levels worth of rewards and runs for one single month. To put that in perspective, Aion Classic's battle pass costs three times as much as Fortnite's and runs one-third of the time with not nearly as much work put into creating the rewards. NCSoft expects players to spend $360 annually on just the pass, plus an additional $180 on the subscription. This means that some players will have an advantage over you. To get more fun in game, you will need to obtain more Aion classic Kinah to deal with it.
If you are ready to head back into Atreia, then Aion Classic will be free to play when it lands on PC. Premium subscriptions and founders packs are available, but these hopefully won't mean that the Asmodians can buy Telemachus server this time around.