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  1. #161
    Quote Originally Posted by Airwaves View Post
    What the hell happened to this game... i played it at launch and it was half finished so i left. Are the American realms even open anymore?
    Yup. The game is 100% F2P in NA and they've done a ton of work improving the leveling experience and adding in new content. The grind that existed at launch is almost entirely gone (though the pacing is still pretty meh) and overall the game is in a pretty awesome place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doozerjun View Post
    NCSoft didn't make Tera.
    Idk why TERA popped into my head when I was thinking of Guild Wars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sj View Post
    Idk why TERA popped into my head when I was thinking of Guild Wars.
    Well, there was the lawsuit between NCsoft and Blue Hole (Tera devs) over the fact that a bunch of the Blue Hole founders supposedly ripped off assets/concepts/etc. from Lineage 3 and used them in Tera...so that may be it.

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    I played Aion at launch, while I liked it certain things did bug me and I didn't last long before going back to wow... I reinstalled it a few months back and couldn't log on, seems my NCsoft account doesn't exist any more =(

    Am almost tempted to set up a new one and start over at some point though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sj View Post
    Idk why TERA popped into my head when I was thinking of Guild Wars.
    NCSoft didnt make Guild Wars. ArenaNet did. NCSoft published it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xZANGEITIx View Post
    Can someone please tell me what aion is.
    http://na.aiononline.com/

    Anyway, I'm intending to play Aion again (I quit last year when my sorcerer hit 27, the game started to feel really grindy to level. Sadly, the update was super slow and I wasn't able to get it...yet.

    Looking forward to Gunslinger myself.
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    So I'm playing Aion again...

    A buddy of mine talked me in to trying the new 4.0 patch. I've always had a strong love/hate relationship with Aion in that I love the style and the atmosphere, but hate the grinding and how overly Korean the game is in terms of RNG. But I've been bored, and it's free, so why not.

    Now, about 20 hours of game-play later, I'm... having fun? In Aion. Is that even possible?

    Anyone else having this experience?


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    i was the same, mate. i liked playing aion, but similar to you i can only play for short spells before i get bored. i havnt played it for a few weeks now, simply because of that. if i have a break from wow, i tend to play neverwinter as i find that a pretty good game & its free to download & play.

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    I think it's a great game. Still playing it casually.

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    Now you've made me click this thread and be tempted to try Aion again...
    After spending last few days re downloading Rift, GW2, Secret World, Diablo 3, Tera and DCUO as I feel I'm missing something in my gaming life!
    Really am seeking an alternative to WoW and really hoping a patch brings one of these games close to getting me addicted.
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    Well I've really been enjoying Aion since I went back to it, tho I find the lack of guides a little bit annoying. Most of the guides I find seem to be super outdated, or just not really what I want...but I suspect I'm a little bit spoiled by WoW where you can find guides for every class advising on you the best stats and the rotations and such, heh.

    I've not had the chance to play my Gunslinger as much as I'd like, but that because I'm leveling it with a friend, and they've been stuck on late shifts

    So I started playing my 37 Sorc again, and I was worried I was gonna be stuck with just a bunch of repeatables in Eltnen, as I didn't really seem to have any quests in that zone or Resanta. I decided to try soloing some of the lower level campaign quests I'd put off, and I managed to complete a few, which encouraged me to keep playing. I then noticed that I had some campaign quests for Heiron, a zone I'd not quested in yet, and while the 1st area I came too had lower level quets, a later zone had quests at my level.

    I was also encouraged when I realised, having managed to hit 38, that I qualifed for another solo dungeon. I was quited excited actually, as I remember the level 16-20 solo dungeon (I forget what its called) actually ahd quite a bit of loot that dropped from named mobs. It was kinda neat that I was playing the dungeon as Kromede, who I recalled from playing last year was the last boss of Fire Temple.

    The 1st half was fun, but the 2nd half in the dungeon/mansion I found infuriating, as the mobs hit JUST hard enough my shield would never last until its cooldown had worn off, and I ended up dying a fair bit. Having to run through the entire dungeon was really aggravating. The only bit of loot I got was a blue quality helm and that was an extremely minor upgrade.

    No other loot! Apparently the last boss has a CHANCE to drop a key for a weapon. I decided not to go back there, not yet anyway.

    I've managed to get to 41, and if the game can keep up with enough quests that I can avoid having to just mob grin, I may end up hitting max level (I have a sneaking suspicion it won't tho )

    I was leveling...athertapping I think its called? The gathering skill where you have to fly to nodes. I found that really silly, as I can fly for 2 minutes then had to land and wait before I could gather/level the skill more. I was working on alchemy for potions as I level, and I've gotten to the point where I needed the 100_ node crystals (I THINK(HOPE!) thats the skill level anyway)

    So I've taken to leaving Aion logged in when I do chores at home. I either have my character do some work orders, or I do the fly gathering then wander off and do my chores while the toons crafts/recharges flight time. I kinda don't like HAVING to do this, but I also do want to continue leveling alchemy. I was doing cooking too, but the rate of skill ups is so slow, I'm not sure I can handle trying to level 2 professions.

    The last annoyance was the chest I got from the "welcome to your house" quest expired while I wasn't playing, and the stuff in it is kind of in limbo until I re-buy the exact same type of chest (Or so I'm told on the Aion forums). But it seems the permanent version of that chest is 880k+ kinah, and I only have 5 million on my toon. Given how expensive stuff is, it seems a massive waste to get back some items I don't really need, just for a crappy ugly chest I don't need and don't want to display.
    it still kind of annoys me though, that I see this "limbo gear" every time I open chest
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    Giant robot cats piloted by penguins?

    Oh snap...

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    That class was supposed to make it into 4.0 but got cut. I'm pretty stoked for it though. Fucking mecha? MAD HYPE!

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    Bard or giant kitty mech suit...

    GOD DAMN IT

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    Quote Originally Posted by zito View Post


    Giant robot cats piloted by penguins?

    Oh snap...
    Anyone else find it silly a dude in a giant mech suit with rockets and a Gatling gun is shooting what we could basically step on to kill? :P

    Still looks sick. Slightly silly, but sick.

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