Sebastian Steifert, known better to European Aion players as Ayase, has stepped down from his position as Community Manager. His last day of work as Community Manager was last Friday. There is an appreciation thread on AionSource forums where you can say your farewells. You can also read his farewell post on the EU forums. Faelan is supposed to take over his responsibilities on the Aion team.
We had a chance to meet Sebastian in person during this year’s Gamescom and he was a pleasure to talk to and a very nice person. NCSoft is at a loss with him leaving and whatever game is getting him is very lucky. Aion Life wishes you the best of luck in your future business endeavors.