Jul 1st 2010 2:16PM I left aion sometime ago. the problems i had where not so much the grind issue, as it was the gank issue. While gathering mats for my expert quest, i was constantly ganked and trolled in Heiron. and there wasn't anyone around to help, yes the gankers were my level but when you are going against players with gold gear and +10 enchantments on weapons, you do not stand a chance.
another reason was that my lvling seems to essentally stop. i felt like i couldn't get anything accomplished. and no one was around to help by grouping and even if they were, your attention would shift from gathering what you needed and completing quests to killing asmos.
I understand and i like the idea of the rifts, but perhaps they should have been thought out a little bit more. an d perhaps there should have been other areas where you could lvl without worrying about being ganked. there isn't anyplace to lvl up pve style in your 30's. I understand its a pvp game but sometimes you want to accomplish other stuff, and you cant. I like grouping but not all the time, and you can't do much by yourself in the 30's.
in a nutshell.
1) the worlds too small
2) you can't get away from gankers
3) there is essentially only 1 style of game play (Ganking/pvp) i like pvping but not all the time.
give each side 1 more zone for lvling up in their 30's and each side another zone for lvl 50 pve and group quests.
that's a total of 4 more areas on the map (2 for each side). that would take care of everyone. I agree that the rewards in these proposed zones shouldn't be as good as the potential pvp zones, but when you need to gather, or just passing time and don't feel like being bothered, this give you an option other then gquit.
The game was fun up to that point, a little frustrating at times, but fun. i felt like i was at my mid 30's forever even with double xp weekends.
Dec 1st 2009 9:51AM I think too much is being made out of it, the game looks like an extremely good game, and i hope it makes its way to the US. the females , yeah some are big breasted, but oh well. People seem to be too sensitive in my opinion, its not like the game promotes dealing drugs or rape. Aion has chicks with boobs, so does wow. hell there is a nudie mod for wow.
If there is one issue it the way some of the toons are dressed as opposed to their dimensions.
All that being said I would buy this game. No, I would pre order this game. No, i would pre order this game and participate in the beta!
Nov 24th 2009 2:41PM I for one am happy about the ban, (provided i wasn't mistakenly banned). The game is a very good, fun game, and it seems like people qq about it for no real reason other then its Korean.
That being said, the price of Aether will skyrocket. without the bots grinding it, Legimate Aether gatherers can dictate higher pricing.
Nov 23rd 2009 3:24PM Any one want some cheese with all that whine? Is the game a grind, Compared to WoW yes!
But the game is pretty fun, i admit, there were times where i felt the numbness of "Grinding", but its more of a mentality thing as opposed to a game issue. We want the game to be easier, yet curse it when its too much like WoW. I think Aion is set up very well with the latest changes. If there is one thing i would add to Aion is more group quests, and group dungeon areas. that way it gives the player a choice as to where and how he/she wants to level up, by either performing group quests and grinding bosses, or soloing. the one thing WoW had correct was the amount of group instances that it had, you barely needed to quest after you hit 15. This is what Aion needs.
Nov 11th 2009 9:20AM Dye? Who care about dye? Are you that vain? Your so vain, you probably think this post is about you! Don't you?
Nov 11th 2009 9:18AM Who cares about dye? are you that vain? Your so vain, you probably think this post is about you! Don't you?
Nov 2nd 2009 12:56PM @Mitch,
That would depend on how many hours they give you for your money. I wasn't saying get rid of the monthly subscription, I am saying give another option, that way the casuals and the ones who have other commitments could enjoy the game while figuring out their commitment level to it and the game makers could still make money.
Nov 2nd 2009 12:25PM I agree with the monthly fees being an issue. I would much rather play for a bunch of hours instead. with WoW being the gorilla in the corner, and while alot of people are unhappy with WoW, they are not going to pay 15 bucks a month to begin at lvl 0 again. So they go back to WoW. whereas if you implemented a pay for hours platform for a game like Aion (they have it in their Asian market), this will allow the WoW players to lvl up leisurely while playing wow, and then they'd be able to make a better decision on what game they want to play more and commit to.
in short people prefer to go with what they know as opposed to venturing out and committing to something new. when requiring monthly payments, your asking for players to commit to you, when they don't really know you.
Oct 1st 2009 2:21PM I keep hearing about long cue times, but i never had a problem and never had to wait to log in. I think everyone decided to join the same server.
Sep 4th 2009 4:58PM Whatever haters and WoW fanboys! I'm playing the game cause its a great game!
Most fantasy MMO's play very similiar to on another, but the game is good! if you don't like the way fantasy MMO's play then don't play fantasy MMOs.