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Posted: Jun 22nd 2009 1:31PM DevilSei said

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Darn, I wish I had the time to get that far with my Asmodian toon. I only got her to 6, but I loved the darker tone of their areas. One of my favorite quests was one you had to get from a drop, and involved a story of an honorable thief (don't want to spoil it for anyone) and an old daeva.

Posted: Jun 22nd 2009 2:22PM Tom in VA said

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This video made me laugh, pure and simple. It just seemed unbelievably hokey and over-the-top.

The (aerial) combat sequences reminded me of a grade-C, dubbed-into-English martial arts movie.

The more I see of this game, the less it interests me. I'd sooner stick with WoW till something really worthwhile (STO, TOR, etc.) comes along.

Posted: Jun 22nd 2009 2:37PM TheJackman said

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was funny when she say he send me to kill some boars and later he send me to kill some more boars :) Lucky this game does got a good World & Lore I just hope they add more instants and end game raids now there is not much of anything. Sucks waist the good world and lore on mindless pvp...

Posted: Jun 22nd 2009 3:11PM (Unverified) said

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I have been playing Beta today on the Asmodian side, and honestly, though the graphics are nice, and the UI is pretty clean + intuitive, the game has a definite "kiddy" feel to it. That is to say that it seems to more Pokemon-ish than say Age of Conan-ish. WoW seems darker and more mature than Aion. That said, the game may well be a huge hit with a certain demographic. For me though, I think I am going to try and cancel my Amazon pre-order as soon as I can....

Posted: Jun 22nd 2009 3:21PM Keen and Graev said

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There is no way that you played Asmodian and thought it was more "kiddy" or any less mature than WoW. Looking at graphics alone, without even going into the pop-culture and intentional lighthearted and happy-go-lucky lollipopisms in WoW, it's impossible to say that WoW looks "darker" in any sense of the word.

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Posted: Jun 22nd 2009 3:36PM (Unverified) said

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I was thinking of WotLK content in all fairness, and comparing it to killing the "Hill sparklies" or whatever they are called, and running around collecting the adorable little "fruit baskets".
Yes, the stuff of dark nightmares indeed...

Posted: Jun 22nd 2009 3:50PM Keen and Graev said

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Because that's fair... comparing level 1-10 mobs to level 70-80...

Remember being a level 10 Human and hunting pigs? How about a level 5 Night Elf collecting... zomg...fruit baskets!

You'll find the same crappy quests in all MMOs that do crappy quests.
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Posted: Jun 22nd 2009 3:57PM Keen and Graev said

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Oh and help me remember... which game allows you to take an Orphan around to get ice cream cones? Pick apples from bushes in Durotar?

Yeah, "darker" for sure.
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Posted: Jun 22nd 2009 6:56PM JayFiveAlive said

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Why is an opinion that is different than yours a display of "rapid fanboyism" ?

I don't get why people say things like that. Are you not allowed to make a valid point without being a fanboy?

Keen is spot on with his criticism of your opinion... you compare the end game content to the starting content. If you compare WoW starting content to Aion's starting content, the "maturity" is similar from what I have seen. Not only is it end game content, but it's content that came out after WoW was released 3 years ago. As other's have already pointed out besdes Keen even, WoW is just as "kiddish" or "immature."

Don't get me wrong, you are entitled to your opinion, but don't call someone else a rapid fanboy simply because they disagree with your poor comparison.

I am a little indifferent about Aion at this time.. played 2 hours on Sunday when I finally was home and it was enjoyable. I felt intrigued by the quests... I was actually reading them, unlike in WoW where it's boring as hell to read the quests. I am put off by only 2 races because I like diversity, but I will keep playing in the beta events.

Just my 2 cents~
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Posted: Jun 22nd 2009 3:48PM (Unverified) said

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Look at any of WoWs 1-10 areas, is it any different? It's Kiddie you say? Was it kiddy when an exiled Daeva imprisoned in a cage for all eternity, says to you he has seen your future. When he transports you into his prophecy and you fight off against the General of the Elyosian forces? When after that you get sent to Pandemonium a city that puts all of WoWs to shame in design. Then you become a Daeva, basically an angel.

WoW has all too many of the Kill X loot X, and they aren't much better than Aions. You compare Aions lowbie area to Wrath of the Lich King aka near Endgame. People's complete devotion to WoW continuously surprises me.

And the game's flying being Grade-C dubbed english martial arts movie? I take it you didn't go to either sides Coliseums and experience the massive PvP going on in it. Yeah when you look around and see 40 people duking it out on the ground and spells being shot from in the sky. You realize this is an MMO unlike others. Also that Grade C you refer to is a cutscene battle. This is an eastern MMO, and it is stylized as such.

Seriously though if anyone has questions about Asmodian or Elyosian sides let me know I will try my best to answer.

Posted: Jun 22nd 2009 4:00PM Cendres said

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Again I didn't get too far this weekend, but I just fell in love with the Asmodian background music it had a slightly more haunting quality then the Elyos side.

Inclusion of the Fates from mythology is a really nice touch, I hadn't thought of the Ah! My goddess reference but that's right on. :)

Posted: Jun 22nd 2009 4:10PM (Unverified) said

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I did say that this game would certainly appeal to a certain demographic.
And, as the rabid fan-boy enthusiasm displayed here clearly shows, there will be many people who will subscribe.
For the record, I was merely expressing my opinions, and my personal tastes just that: Completely subjective based upon my personal preferences.
Enjoy Aion guys, and watch out for those Hill Sparkles!

Posted: Jun 22nd 2009 4:24PM Keen and Graev said

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You're entitled to your opinion so long as the people you express it to understand how you form it. Be sure to let others know that your opinions are being based upon a comparison of level 70+mobs to level 10 mobs.

Watch out for those orphans. I hear they force you to take them on field trips.
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Posted: Jun 22nd 2009 7:04PM DevilSei said

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Rabid-fanboyism? The only thing rabid here is the stupidity and lack of common sense that fills your post and "roar" (unless that is you, wouldn't be surprised).

I didn't know Wrath of the Lichking added a new starting zone for everybody, did anyone else know? No, because there wasn't. It's a high-level zone. So your comparison between a 70-80 area in WoW and a 1-10 area in another game is completely useless.

I've played every race to at least 20 on WoW, and the darkest one is the Forsaken, for obvious bloody reasons. On the whole, the Horde is the darker side. But no where in their starter quests did a quest giver tell me to go out and rob the dead (and undead) of their precious jewelry in order to make some cash, or slaughter and steal food from a bunch of weak creatures, and the only thing said about it was "Hey, a starving one'll just gather more food for us to steal!"

Yeah, go back to WoW fanboy, cause you are either that, or stupid, to try and compare zones on two opposite ends of the level spectrum.
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Posted: Jun 23rd 2009 6:33AM (Unverified) said

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Yep Aion definitely is looking like another game which might be good, might be bad, but I'll never know because the community is so revolting that I'll never go near it.
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Posted: Jun 23rd 2009 11:36AM DevilSei said

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Claw, thats a pretty bad reason to avoid any MMO, because simply put, every community has a revolting side. WoW? Check. City of Heroes? Check. GW? Check. AoC? Yep. Warhammer? Yes'sir. Various F2P/PrivateServers? For the love of god they infest them...

I see nothing that hints of anything "revolting" from these posts, besides the idiots I mentioned. Unless you are supporting his comparison between a bunch of lvl 1s and a bunch of 70-80 mobs. He's trying to protect himself with the "opinion" excuse, but that doesn't cover stupidity.
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Posted: Jun 22nd 2009 6:00PM (Unverified) said

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On WoW Being the more mature game in starting areas:

Gnomes.
Feeding 'ol Milley. Again.
Delivering love letters and invisibility potions to farmhands.
Delivering a Scalding Morning Brew, in under 5 minutes.
Gnomes, again.
Helping a Tauren girl find her dog.
Gathering apples for orc chefs.
....Gnomes.



Posted: Jun 23rd 2009 4:05PM Its Utakata stupid said

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Hey! You no pick on us Gnomes, DrMario!

...but I digress...adding comic variables to MMO does take away from the "seriousness" of an MMO. And thus should not be judged as a qualifier as to whether the game is any good or not. It just simply has to be good; Gnomes, chibi creatures or otherwise.
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Posted: Jun 22nd 2009 6:23PM (Unverified) said

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"Helping a Tauren girl find her dog."

Actually that's a boy, the character was voiced young lad who had his wish granted by Blizzard through the "Make a wish Foundation". Sadly he passed away a few years ago.

I had a lot of respect for Blizzard on how they handled that, a class act if ever there was one.

Posted: Jun 22nd 2009 9:11PM (Unverified) said

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oh, I thought the NPC was female. didn't know about the voice acting--that is really classy.

I'm not saying I have anything against Blizzard. I gave WoW some of the best years of my life and don't regret it, and I'll play every game they put out from now on.

I just don't think every MMO that gets published should be immediately trashed by WoW fans. Especially on issues like "which is more epic in lvls 1-10."
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