Jul 31st 2010 6:02PM I have a perfect idea to relieve the server imbalance!
Completely eliminate the Elyos! Nobody want to play them anyway. Lets just make the Abyss a big free-for-all.
At the risk of trolling, I would say that filling in the balance would probably need an increase in the number of new players. I can't even say that with a straight face. Aion West trying to increase the number of new players. That would mean a great deal of stress on the two overworked guys in India who do the actual Aion West development.
Jul 3rd 2010 5:02PM No, you were right the first time. The format here doesn't allow for editing which can be clumsy when you want to express yourself quickly. By "higher' you might have meant:
• Higher guard and vigilance.
• Escalation of barge and exhumer defenses
• Raising awareness and education amongst your comrades. Which includes alternative ideas of generating income as a group during this time.
Jun 13th 2010 7:46AM Amazing what some companies are trying to pass off as a multi-player online game nowadays.
I wouldn't be surprised if every top show on SyFy suddenly became a browser based MMO.
May 26th 2010 12:19PM Oh I agree, Starie.You'll have no argument from me on that perspective. In fact, much of what you say is the reason I left WoW. For a semi-hard core gamer like myself, WoW did stagnate relatively quick.
However, as an industry, despite how gamers like you and I feel, Blizzard and World of Warcraft continue to thrive, attract new subscribers and even bring old subscribers back. Many of the players who leave WoW for the newest fantasy MMO fad eventually come back. I won't even speculate all the different reasons for this, but even I am going back for a couple of months as soon as my buddy sends an invite via Blizzard's Scroll of Resurrection program. Actually, I should say two months or as soon as I kill the Lich King, whichever comes first. Two months of WoW during the summer is all I can take.
On a side note, I'm glad you mentioned LoTRO. From what I hear, Turbine is a fine company and everyone seems to say Lord of The Rings is a very good game. That will be my next fantasy MMO. Azeroth is a nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to stay there.
May 25th 2010 11:31PM I guess "stagnate" means that WoW has only 10 times as many active subscribers as any MMO.
...every game will be a WoW-killer for fifteen minutes...
Apr 26th 2010 3:37PM I wonder if raysie27 even plays Aion.
Apr 26th 2010 3:30PM When our version of Aion needs fixing, NCSoft NA has to make a long distance call to NCSoft Korea who puts them on hold. That's why it takes so long.
They don't care. They don't need us. Subscription is by the hour in Korea.
The future of Aion in North America:
• Merging of low population servers
• Promotion of even more Aion cash shops.
• More promises.
In the near future all this will end as soon as a more competent company comes out with something that gives us all the things we loved in Aion.
Apr 24th 2010 8:48PM Bah! You want more girls in a rocket ship game?
Go make Hello Kitty Rocket Pilot Online.
Apr 16th 2010 7:45PM For those few of you, like Alan, who don't get it. Patch 1.9 is the one that may bring back a lot of the players who left because of the issues that will now be fixed. Most everyone who held on, but eventually left (like myself), often posted in the Cursesource and/or legion forum that they would come back after that patch.
While I know a lot of you all have opinions about the patch itself, the one undeniable fact is that the Aion server populations have shrunk greatly over the past months. Patch 1.9 is the one that may keep Aion in business in North America.
Apr 15th 2010 7:36PM In the deep darkness of space, there are no true exploits. There are just simply things that the gods prefer men not do.