Aug 20

NCsoft at Leipzig 2006

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Just a few links here incase you miss them.

Steven “Rockjaw” Reid (”le Rockjaw”, Mr Reid or BOSS! as you might also know him as) has a blog here, and has added a quite nice section to it specially dedicated to the Games Convention which you can find HERE!

There is also a video feed that will be updated on a (semi)regular basis… which i have placed just below (it will show the most recent video, or you can go to here and few all the ones that you have missed.

Wait… there is more (apparently)

The Official NCE International Podcast
Each day they will be hosting a live show in English from their stage, dedicated to all the international guests and the fans who couldn’t come to the show. Staff members from NCsoft Europe (and maybe some special surprise guests) will be on stage interviewing the guests, and answering questions from members of the audience. Questions and answers will be in English so that everyone from outside Germany will be able to understand them, too. (Of course every German speaker is also welcome at the stage. It’s a good chance to practice your English skills a bit.)

Best of all, every show will be recorded and the audio will make up a series of special podcasts, which will feed into the Official NCsoft Europe Podcast and let us take part in the excitement. Make sure that you don’t miss a single episode and subscribe to the podcast before the first day of the show.

The Official NCE ‘Vodcast’
Similar to the podcast they will also provide us with a ‘vodcast’ (or ‘video-podcast’) and show us video material recorded each day. See just what was going on (and what you might have missed) on our booth. Episodes will be available at the end of each day on or via iTunes - just click here to subscribe.

Those of us who are regularly visit the Community sections on the official websites of Aion: The Tower of Eternity might have noticed that each member of the community team has their own Twitter feed there. To get the most out of this feeds we can follow them using Twitter and receive updates (and send our own updates) with our mobile phone or reply/comment on their postings. (Ayase’s feed, Atreid’s feed, Amboss’ feed).

During the show they will support all three feeds. Become a follower, stay up to date (e.g. be informed about the schedule) and… win prizes!

That’s correct! They won’t be using Twitter to just inform us about what’s going on at the booth, they will also use it to let us win prizes if we follow them. For example, they might tell us that the first person who turns up to the stand and says the ‘Prize phrase’ that they only revealed on Twitter will win a t-shirt. So make sure we can follow the feeds when you’re in Leipzig. Either activate the mobile phone updates or maybe even let one of your friends at home follow it and then send you a notification. Some mobile phones let you read Twitter in a web browser or special applications (like Twitterrific for the iPhone and iPod touch) might make it even easier for you to follow the feeds.

While Twitter doesn’t charge you anything for receiving updates your mobile phone provider might charge you extra fees if you send a SMS to Twitter’s phone number to reply to a posting, or update your own status. So when you are in Germany you might have to send a SMS to Twitter’s UK phone number. Check with your provider, please.

And here’s a special bonus for everyone who has to stay at home and is worried about not being able to win a slot in the Aion Exclusive Preview at the show. While you will still get your chance to win at other events and eventually via a general sign-up process, if you follow our Twitter feeds during the show you can earn your slot then and take part when the preview starts in 2009 – it’s just as if you were there.

Twitter lets you reply to messages and this is what you have to do. Each day they will ask us a short question in each of the Twitter feeds (English, French and German) and telling us that if you reply to the message with the correct answer you can win your slot. They will then contact the winner via direct message in Twitter and ask for their email address to send them the notification later.

Important: You need to be a follower (create your own account, visit our feed and ‘become a follower’) to be able to receive direct messages from them.

There will be fifteen slots given away in total. One each day per Twitter feed and language. They’re rare, but we have a chance even if we are not at the show - go for it!

Please note: The slots are for the Exclusive Preview in Europe only. Please keep in mind that if you do not live in Europe your game experience might be different due to technical reasons. Watch the US Aion website for information about how to get slots for the Exclusive Preview in the US. For example if you attend the Penny Arcade Expo you can win slots for this preview there.

There are a lot of screens on their booth but none is as big as our main screen, right above the stage. They have set up an MMS system which will allow us and our friends to appear there and show everyone that we’re a fan of their products. Simply take a picture of yourself and maybe some of your friends on our stand and send an MMS message with the subject ‘Leipzig’ to ‘44444’. This is your chance to become a hero and immortalize yourself on their booth - ok, not quite… but it’s good fun! (who knows, you could even get something out of it)

Bluetooth extras
Activate any device which supports file transfer via Bluetooth (e.g. your mobile phone) and you will receive extra material when inside their Bluetooth network on our stand, including exclusive video content… you never know who might pop up on your phone!

Internet live stream from showfloor
You can keep up with the action by following their live streaming from the convention here. They won’t be streaming live all the time but if you miss a live segment you will be able to watch them recorded afterwards on the same site.

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