In a continuing effort to ease queue times and alleviate the growing concern of the Aion playerbase, NCsoft has finally implemented measures to stop the player store abuse.
Upon logging into game, after an often long queue, players were angered to witness a sea of AFK players utilizing the player store to keep their characters from being logged out while they were unavailable to play in turn avoiding the queue themselves. These players would leave a outrageously high priced item in their store, nearly guaranteeing that they would not be booted until their return making it even more difficult for other players to log in.
Now, there will be a 30 minute time limit on player stores. If the player isn't available to continue their gameplay, then the standard inactivity rule will apply and the system will log that player out automatically.
Originally Posted by NCsoft
We are bringing the servers down at 6:00AM PST (more), September 25th, for maintenance. The purpose of this downtime is to tweak the way Private Stores work. A timer of 30 minutes will be implemented to prevent these shops from being abused as a means to prevent disconnection and alleviate queues. The maintenance is expected to run no longer than 1 hour. Thank you for your patience!
(via tentonhammer, thx!)