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Welcome to the Replacement for AionSource!

AionSource will soon be closing, but we're still here!
Hello, right now we're still going through massive growing pains. Forums are not all set up, the theme sucks, and I think I may have gone a bit crazy locking things down as read only so that people can't save avatars on the site. I'm working on it all though! The good news is no ads and the forum is actually the most recent version of ipBoard. Also, we have an internal forum not visible to new people that only forum vets can post in. This is for discussion of issues that we don't want the world to see.

So that people aren't going crazy with the new version of the site, I thought I'd share some of the issues on the to do list:
  • Some people seem to have a delay before they're able to post in the Introductions section (bot controls are still in effect - everybody has to post in intro first). If the delay has been more than 10 min's, then it might be an actual problem. Doesn't seem to happen to everybody though, so my current suggestion is walk away and try again later.
  • The front page is.... ewwwwww.....
  • There are no titles - I have to redo them for everybody (post the title you want below)
  • Several things blend with the background so just deal with it or change the forum to the default skin at the bottom of the page. Note: the default skin makes my eyes bleed and shoutbox doesn't work with it. Still working on toning the colors on the forum skin down a bit.
  • I need to post forum rules. They'll be relaxed rules - swearing in the general case is allowed but adverts and abuse aren't. Be reasonable.
Stuff that has been fixed:
  • Avatars can now be saved. Boy that was a hard one to track down.
  • Several items that blend with the background have been fixed.

If you run into other issues feel free to share. I'm fixing them as I see them! The big issue that i'm looking for is whenever the forum starts slowing down - we're on the amazon cloud and can fix slow down issues now.



Jan 30 2014 12:43 PM

i had a nice idea for a new title for myself some months ago but never got around to asking. LOL.

Jan 30 2014 03:15 PM

I have experience with vbulletin (i managed a big forum years ago), but i know next to nothing about IPS but i assume there's free themes somewhere? 


I mean this theme isnt exactly horrible, just needs font colors changed in some places and an actual name/logo instead of the default.

Can I have the title 'Abuser'? I really feel like abusing things.


When exactly is AS going down? Is Curse pushing it off the cliff or are you just sick of it and they couldn't find anyone else who'd bother?

yeah, I need to fix the theme - the hard part is figuring out which css file the important stuff I need to change is in. Ted's working with me to help with the overall theme and logo stuff.


Yes Neb, you can be the forum Abuser. Every forum needs one after all.


As far as Curse goes - the story goes kind of like this... Aion is dead. Long live Aion! Curse kind of ignored the fact that Aion wasn't a wow killer because they don't really pay anything for the website because I've never gotten paid. And it does bring in some minor amount of cash due to adverts.


However, they also stopped upgrading the site a while ago because maintenance does cost money. Try clicking on the mods link at the bottom. It's broken. Let's just say that the site has no maintenance plan. Which makes the site a problem for Curse overall. Somebody finally got around to saying this out loud and the end result is that AionSource will be shut down. Now Curse has been very nice and they are willing to work with me to transfer the community over here before the site shuts down for good. This gives us some time.


It also gives us the freedom to do whatever we want to. We are no longer an official fansite. We can talk about other games and we can erase and create subforums without getting yelled at.

Blaze of glory?  Blaze of glory.



Jan 31 2014 06:17 AM

king of chitchat


Worst king ever?


Worst king ever indeed.

Jan 31 2014 03:13 PM

hey people still post in chitchat more than any other part of the site. so i think i'm actually a very good king. thank you very much kind sir! and good day!

That's because Chitchat is the only thing that has nothing to do with Aion.


And Aion was terrible.

Jan 31 2014 03:48 PM


Jan 31 2014 04:18 PM

I need to post forum rules. They'll be relaxed rules - [color=#ff0000;]swearing in the general case is allowed[/color] but adverts and abuse aren't. Be reasonable.




Jan 31 2014 06:49 PM
Finally, a mobile-compatible interface

yeah, I think I'll need to work on the actual skin at some point though. woohoo!

Jan 31 2014 11:19 PM

Lord of Aion <-- :O

everyone knows i'm the only poster in chitchat

please give me a title that you think suits me the most




you can be my suckpuppet pear

Pear, you have a title that you have deserved for a long time now.

It's... :snowman:










please give me a title that you think suits me the most




(Please leave)


How's that sound?