Dec 9th 2010 6:20PM I recent;y went into my AION account after being away from the game for a couple months and I've got to say this new security feature is rather ingenious and almost completely unobtrusive. It's not full proof obviously but it does make it MUCH more secure.
Nov 22nd 2010 6:32PM What about cunning pets? what is their talent tree supposed to look like?
Nov 8th 2010 2:31PM Great article Jef. And I don't even play Conan at the moment. It's one of those games I'll get to when I have a free moment. I hope that to be soon as I have a new copy of the expansion sitting on my desk, laughing at me.
Please keep it up and I'll pray the game sticks around long enough for me to enjoy.
Oct 11th 2010 4:54PM Congrats! That's quite an achievement. I don't know if I have the stamina to do it but you never know.
More screen shots please.
Oct 4th 2010 1:48PM I was wondering why I wasn't getting ganked in Eltnen anymore. This must be why.
As a gankee and not a ganker I've got to say that it's nice to be able to get things done for a change.
Thanks for the heads up. This is a useful article. I'm afraid, however, that I don't really have an opinion on how to change it. As it is I'm having a bitch of a time completing the few spy quests I have. Can someone please tell me why the rift behind Eltnen fortress spawns so rarely?! I can't even complete the quest any more as I'm above the rift level!!
Thanks again for the article and please keep it up.
Jun 10th 2010 1:27PM I think what a lot of people forget is that the AION staff is only a fraction of what, say the WoW staff is. As much as we would all like to get fast and frequent updates it's just not possible. The man power is just not there. Patches will occur just not at the speed of the some more popular games.
As far as the grind is concerned, is it slow to level a character? Sure, especially compared to current super speed WoW leveling times but I don't see every other game being all that much faster. My LotRO character is also taking for frikin ever and there is no shortage of kill 10 wolves quests there. Grinds are just part and parcel of MMO's. The sooner one accepts this the sooner the fun will begin.
Jun 7th 2010 4:59PM I'm enjoying the rested XP.
The death penalty or Soul Healing costs is still brutal IMO but the price was reduced. I don't know exactly how much but I'm guessing it was in the 30% range.
Flight and teleport cost also came down but are still offensively expensive I think.
I haven't noticed much of a change as far as drops are concerned but it's early and I don't know that my Eltnen runs are a good guide just yet.
Regardless I'm having fun and as long as that's true I will continue to play the game.
May 26th 2010 6:13PM Grinding at level 20? That must be an asmodean thing because us Elyos don't need to do that. I'm level 25 and my quest log is almost full. Sure we have some group quests at about that level (Krall anyone?) but I didn't bother repeating any quests. May I suggest that may be good if you are hungry for kinah but not necessary if you want to experience content (which I'm guessing is what you are doing).
I hear that Asmo's run out of quest before Elyos do. I did not know the grind started so early for you.
I'd join you but I'm an Elyos on a different server and at this point I would never catch up to you.
May 19th 2010 12:19PM My toon is only level 23 but I'm loving the game so far. Yes, I know the grind will come in 10 levels or so. I still got my money's worth and then some. Amazon has the game for $32 for those curious. I think it's a steal.
May 17th 2010 1:21PM Sounds like fun.
I've been having fun with PUG's (Impossible, I know) doing the Krall quests in Verteron. When a group comes together it's almost like a symphony.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to finishing it up tonight. (if I can find the right group) and moving on to the next region.
I also know how it feels to be the only one around who appears to like the game. I stopped caring about what other people think and am enjoying myself.
A bit of a tangent but it looks like we may be looking at server merges (pure speculation mind you). The Eye on the Community post on Friday stated "an announcement that will affect every single Aion player" will be made next week.