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Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 2:38PM (Unverified) said

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/sarcasm

Finally I'll be able to play a warrior in a fantasy MMO setting! Awesome!

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 2:46PM (Unverified) said

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kill 10 rats. What was old is new again. History repeats itself perpetually, and so do it seems MMO's.
welcome to wow with wings.

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 7:58PM (Unverified) said

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Thanks for posting my pic. :)

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 3:48PM Tom in VA said

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Screenshots like the one depicted only reinforce my concern that Aion is a majorly "girly-girl" MMO. Sheesh.

I am greatly looking forward to the release of .... STO, SWTOR, CO, GW2, yes, indeed .... But Aion? No, I don't think so.

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 4:03PM JaySpeed said

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Personally I prefer a more western RPG look. I'm not into the eastern culture look in my MMO's. Guild Wars and Aion have that look. No thanks. Just my opinion ofcourse.

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 4:21PM JeremyT said

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I'll say this - Aion sure takes a nice screenshot. I don't think I have it in me to play another WoW clone, but this looks like one attractive game.

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 5:08PM Boruk said

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Isn't the game for me...I'd go back to WoW before leaving Lotro for this...


Only thing I am currently waiting for is the 38 Studios hush hush MMO

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 5:19PM (Unverified) said

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Yeah, too bad it's an Asian game. Graphics mean nothing when it's a mediocre Korean grindfest.

Will Asia ever produce a game worth playing? The world may never know.

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 5:32PM (Unverified) said

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It's actually a really fun game. Judging from your previous comments it's evident you just troll and post, "Will Asia ever produce a game worth playing? The world may never know." multiple times a day to any Asian MMO post. Also, grindfest....really? I don't believe you have even tried the game, but the world will never know.
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Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 6:13PM (Unverified) said

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Grind? The grind is about as bad as WoW or LotRO. There is a grind, just like any MMO but nothing worse than almost any other game I have played!
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Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 7:08PM DevilSei said

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"Will Asia ever produce a game worth playing? The world may never know."

huh... had to read that sentence a few times, cause at first I thought it said

"Will TheNilvarg ever produce a comment worth reading? The world may never know."

And I was about to say "Heeeeeelll no!"
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Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 6:01PM (Unverified) said

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After what NCSoft did to Tabula Rasa, I'm never playing one of their games again, don't care if it's the second coming, they have lost my dollars forever.

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 6:15PM Zinkers said

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yea lot of trolling going on...this game should no way be compared to WOW maybe DAOC for the sieging..overall its a great game that will be my new home

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 6:36PM (Unverified) said

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It's as grindy as any other MMO I've tried, as far as the beta has allowed me to get. So the 'oh it's too grindy' trolls are blowing smoke.

As far as the 'oh look, another fantasy MMO' - looks like all those other fantasy MMOs are still pretty popular, what was your point again?

Tabula Rasa was one of the least enjoyable MMOs I've ever played, so I'm not bothered by that particular argument.

So far I've really enjoyed the time I've spent on it. I like the combat combo styles, I think the art and graphics is fantastic, and the flying is great (although I hope they don't restrict it too much).

All in all, I will be playing this in the next betas and upon release. I don't know how long it will keep me hooked, as these days I just can't devote too much time to them, but I'll definately be enjoying it for a while.

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 6:55PM (Unverified) said

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I love the sexist and racist comments coming from people about a video game they've never played. Stay classy, Massively readers.

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 8:21PM Yoh said

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Sexist and racist comments? Come again?
Deflamitory maybe, but sexist and racist? What a load of bollocks.

And using those remarks in response when no such derogatory comments were made, makes you look like an ass, and cheapens the words to where they have no value.

Its fine to call someone on their bullshit, but to call them a sexist or racist just because you think they a full of it, just goes beyond the pale. I mean, it's a fucking game, we are entitled to, and I feel almost encourged to criticize them.
It's the only way to get things better. (besides working from the inside)

But sexist and/or racist? Get of the grass noddy.
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Posted: Jul 26th 2009 10:23PM Angelworks said

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I don't see anything sexist or racist...

Anyhow I have played the beta - its another korean grinder.
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Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 7:27PM Yoh said

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My main point of criticism is that overall, Aion does nothing new, it's just painting the turd, giving us pretty much the exact same experiences in a new wrapper.

Sure, it's pretty and stable, but that's a given in todays market. That will not carry the game long term. Give it a few months, people will get bored, because they didn't get anything new to begin with. It will be Warhammer Online all over again. (but for somewhat different reasons)

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 7:59PM (Unverified) said

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Sadly, innovation in this market just doesn't pay the bills. Actually, that seems to ring true to the entertainment market in general. Almost every movie that is released to the mainstream is a rehash/sequel/reboot/remake, whatever you want to call it. I mean hell, look at WoW. Even that didn't bring anything new to the table. It just refined it.

One of the things that draws me to Aion, is the fact that by the time it hits North America, it will have almost a year of live operation in Korea under it's belt. That's quite a bit of time to work out the kinks. Take AoC for example. Talk about a botched release. Now picture if it had a year under its belt to work out the kinks. It might actually still have subscribers.

While I won't object to Aion as being "more of the same," at least it will be more of the same done well. And just from personal experience, I find it pretty fun.
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Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 8:21PM Yoh said

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Well, thats all fine and good Salty if you enjoy it, good for you. I have higher expectations.

As for WoW, yeah, it's not so much that they brought a whole lot of new things into the MMO space, and while they did bring some, that is not why they were successful. WoW came out during a time where the status quo were MMO's that were fairly broken on release, with tons of bugs, that were cleaned up somewhat after the fact. And people were wanting more.

Then WoW comes out, and what they brought to the industry wasn't so much mechanics or inovation, while they did bring some. What they did was bring polish to MMO's, being complete and solid, and just plain enjoyible from the get go. They set a standard for all new MMO's to abide by if they wished to survive, let alot compete.

And in todays market, just being solid and pretty relly just isn't enough anymore. (while it is still for some) Being incomplete or clunky like AOC or Warhammer Online, will still bring a game down, but so now is being completely un-original with mechanics and the like. (ie, levels, classes, grind, kill-10-rats, etc)
Selling someone the same product over and over again will only work for so long.


Where getting to (or are already at) a point when we a want a MMO that is so completely alien to anything we've already expeirenced. Taking the best of the best, and dumping the baggage from previous generations, and generally pushing the industry in an entirely new direction. When a MMO of that caliber comes out, I would expect a simular phenomena that happened with WoW to take place.
But we'll never get there by accepting mediocrity.
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