Oct 19th 2010 10:26AM I'm reading this comments giving Blizzard a pass and saying that they just focused on "critical" bugs. Do you think that everyone disconnecting any time they click a flag, table or well is a critical bug? Because Blizzard has not even bothered to acknowledge that as a known issue yet.
The quality control evident in this patch is nothing short of terrible. It has been a downward trend since WotLK, which still has any number of bugs that Blizzard has not touched.
Oct 12th 2010 10:55AM So, does Balance no longer exist, Allison?
Jun 23rd 2010 6:06PM Just to address some of your questions.
By bad advice I mean people telling him to solo grind repeatables, skip crafting, and get to 50 as soon as possible. This has to be the least enjoyable way to play the game, and it is no wonder someone would conclude the game is grindy when the only activity they choose to undertake is solo grinding. I mean, this is kind of circular logic, no?
We are not a hardcore legion and we explicitly reject that premise. However we are definitely active and we definitely play to win. So there is a middle ground between the false choice of hardcore and casual and that ground is what we try to occupy.
Anyway my criticism of his review is in no way related to my legion, its policies, or any "drama". There is no drama. We are just frustrated because our sole intention was to make sure he could learn as much as possible about the game, and I feel like this review is based on very limited exposure. (Limited by his low level, true, but more importantly, limited by the way he approached the game.)
Jun 23rd 2010 4:24PM I am the leader of the legion that invited Mr. Schuster during his time on Lumiel. We are an established multi-game guild, going on six years old. I mention this because we have played several MMO's together; AION is not our first game and it will not be our last game. So I have no particular reason to be biased.
With that introduction, I have to say that I couldn't be more frustrated with the author. The reason we invited him to our legion was specifically because we saw that he was getting terrible advice from his readers; he was "doing it wrong". Once in our legion, he had every resource at his disposal - a ton of information, as well as an army of friends who repeatedly offered to group with him, teach him the nuance of his class, guide him through the game's complex economy, or at least demonstrate game features to him that he was too low to see for himself.
Mr. Schuster took advantage of none of these things. During the course of this "six week" adventure, he spent only *a few hours* logged into the game. There is a three-page thread on our message board directed at him, created by one of his fans in my guild, urging him to take some real advice and actually experience some of the game. I'm not sure he is even aware this thread exists..
I don't mind if you dislike the game, Mr. Schuster. I'm not an employee or shareholder in NCsoft; it doesn't bother me. But for us, it has been revealing to discover how little effort you apply to your craft. It makes us question the credibility of any future review you may write. You didn't actually try to *learn* this game, or what makes it different (good or bad) from others. You just logged in for a few hours, tried to play it as if it were WoW, realized it wasn't, then quit.
Needless to say, I will be removing you from the legion tonight. =)