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10-26-2009 @ 5:08PM
While the idea of putting WoW in second place is certainly a challenging goal for any game developer, there's still a lot of great games waiting to be made. Eventually WoW will die off.Eventually.That being said, Aion still has amazing potential to be a top notch game.
10-26-2009 @ 5:51PM
I'm loving Aion, but being slower/harder to level than in wow, I suspect that it's not the WoW-killer people may have expected. that being said, it's a great, beautiful and fun game, but WoW really made the casual player base (of which i could be called a member) kinda soft, so spending an hour leveling a crafting profession by a mere handful of points sounds ridiculous to the normal WoW player. NCSoft is trying to reduce the grinding in future patches, so that may help.As for WoW's dominance, I think that with it's large player base and deep levels of play (you can do a lot in both PvE and PvP), WoW's worst enemy is WoW itself. If they screw up in future patches/expansions, that'll be what sends people to other games. It's not another game that will hurt WoW at all.
10-26-2009 @ 8:26PM
I agree. I'm happy to see that NCSoft is attempting to make Aion work for its audience. The gold spam fixes (not perfect yet, but improved), and the future +exp patch are both evidence of this. It's also good to see someone bring up an mmo besides WoW and not get ripped apart for it. I wish some WoW players would understand that talking about different games is OK, and competition is good for the industry. The player I'm talking about is the guy that starts raging on you for even bringing up a different game. Right now, basically any MMO coming out in "the time of wow" doesn't stand a chance. Even a decent game will get trashed by every wow fanatic, therefore people are afraid to buy/subscribe, and no subscribers = no money = devs can't improve game = stagnation. I'm not the type to trash wow just for being wow, but the hardcore fanbase (hardcore as in fanboy not playstyle) does a great job of stifling competition before it even comes out, which IMO, is a bad thing. This is also one thing that is really powering the engine for wow. The people are great, and the people are bad, but MMO's are all about the people.For the record, my Aion account is canceled until they get some things worked out. I'm hoping it's in it's "pre-bc wow stage", and will have enough subscribers to make NCsoft improve it. In which case, I will renew my sub, but until then it's ok to talk about other games. Hell, even TRY another game if it looks interesting! Don;t be afraid people! Wow is going anywhere. (comment doesn't apply to everyone, obviously)
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