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Posted: Aug 12th 2009 9:13PM (Unverified) said

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I'd be willing to bet that it will do at least as well as ncsoft's last 2 block buster mmo's, tabula rasa and auto assault.

Posted: Aug 12th 2009 9:15PM chrisredfield31 said

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are you guys serious? listen to yourselves here.

"as for what I can tell"
"I haven't played it but..."
"I just don't think"

The last one should illustrate my point loud and clear. You have no idea what the hell you're talking about and this point it's all conjecture unless you've actually tried the beta for yourself (and even then it's a beta) and no, talking to people who've tried it and watching videos do not count. When I read these comments, I can obviously tell who've tried it and who has not.

I'm getting real sick and tired of the internet fanboy phenomenon where we have a lot of supposed armchair experts that sit behind their little computers who are some of the most ignorant beyond all belief. There's all kinds of rabid fanboys. Xbox fanboys, MMA fanboys, rap fanboys/girls, teen sensation fangirls, you have retards on all sides that make ridiculous claims and they are just SO easy to spot when you read their comments.

Posted: Aug 12th 2009 9:27PM mode7overworld said

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Hm, yes, cuz there's never been such a thing as an educated guess.
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Posted: Aug 12th 2009 9:37PM chrisredfield31 said

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Educated guesses are one thing but what I see here are not educated guesses. You still have to show enormous restraint when making a proper educated guess because you still have no idea what the big picture is.
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Posted: Aug 12th 2009 10:45PM niakori said

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I agree with you Chris, I've gone through most of these comments shaking my head. My motto is not to knock it until I've tried it, and I've tried it. So many of these posts are so dead wrong it's jarring. Oral diarrhea is a main symptom of anonymity.
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Posted: Aug 12th 2009 11:12PM Nadril said

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It is real tiring when all of these peoples "facts" come from the WAR/AoC releases.
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Posted: Aug 12th 2009 10:03PM ravenstorm said

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I've played it during beta. It's all right, nothing special. I'm expecting a repeat of the Warhammer phenomena: big initial hype, strong initial sales, and then a big drop in sub numbers after the first couple months. It isn't going up against a WoW xpac, so I suppose it has that in its favor. Still, it won't be nearly as big as some people expect.

Posted: Aug 13th 2009 11:41AM Cendres said

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No it's not the same, you're comparing an unfinished and unpolished product (WAR) with a game that's been out 6 months already and plays like silk.

Hmm...
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Posted: Aug 12th 2009 10:20PM (Unverified) said

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There is nothing else really competing with it right now unless you count Champions Online, but I don't really think that's going to affect things too much. Therefore, it probably will be second for a while because a lot of people are in the mood for a new mmo, even if it's not really that original. Once FF XIV, SWTOR, and the other slew of mmos come out in late 2010 and 2011 you can kiss it goodbye though.

Posted: Aug 12th 2009 10:30PM TheJackman said

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Wow.... Aion most definitely will not be any where near 2nd to WoW!

4 Reasons:

1. Lag of End game content and hols in content all together.

both Age of conan and Warhammer make the mistake to release without or almost noting of End content. And people not will be happy to find out that there will be huge parts of the level they have to grind like there are no quests any more.

2. The game theme and story line is too Japanese

Warhammer/Warcraft/Conan/Lord of the rings.... All IPs we know and love some people buy game like it got the same name like there favorite IP. Sadly Aion is not that lucky. Also the Japanese feeling the game design give out will not help at all!

3. High system demands

the game is beautiful, But oh damn 50% of the systems not will can handle it.

4. PVP element!

This game got PVP and there is no way around it unlike World of Warcraft that got PVP when you want it!

Posted: Aug 12th 2009 11:11PM Nadril said

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...Really? I hate to get involved in this shit on massively, but... REALLY?

1. There is no lag, and there is a year worth of end game content. Maybe actually know what the game has before shooting it down.

2. It's a Korean game, not Japanese. Shit, the story line is about as western as it gets - considering all of the slight nods to biblical events.

3. No? It's running off of a modified CryEngine 1, which is what was used to make Far Cry. About any system that can run WoW will be able to run Aion.

4. It's a PvP game... what do you expect?
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Posted: Aug 12th 2009 11:42PM TheJackman said

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1. Aion was released in South Korea on November 28, 2008. Its now August, 2009.... Last time I check a year had 12 months but ok... And lets just say that the Korea developer in the time Aion was out release less content updates them someone else did for Warhammer Online/Age Of Conan/World of Warcraft.

But all that "Year" did not matter much to the US release like NCsoft claim they rewrite pretty much everything (unlike the crappy translations we see in other games) and create many new content. So on this point I will give them a first see it and later rate it point....

2. It does not matter, the thing is that the story is not interesting me like its not base on any Known IP.... the intro trailer thing they did show did not get me hot for the storyline and all the youtube videos and so on they not get me hot for it as well but I got to say the Ascension quest line look really fun and interesting.

3. Sorry but the CryEngine 1 system demands are way higher them WoW....

4. Thats the problem I hate PVP and want options... they market it like a PvPvE but there is not way to complete by pass the PVP part that make me doom to hell both Warhammer and Age of Conan I hate PVP and so do many WoW players.
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Posted: Aug 12th 2009 10:31PM design1stcode2nd said

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Without the ability to flag for PVP/PVE it won't last. The constant ganking will end up driving people away.

Posted: Aug 12th 2009 10:58PM (Unverified) said

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They've added a reputation system or some other to combat excessive ganking. Plus the game markets itself as PvPvE so if you don't find PVP to your liking this game probably won't be for you.

It is doing well enough in Asia and has a head start so alot of issues are ironed out. I'm sure it can hold onto six figure subscription numbers at least here in the US. I don't think it will touch the 2ish million WoW has though.
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Posted: Aug 12th 2009 10:42PM TheJackman said

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This is what will happen....
1. Aion get release after 1 or 2 delays.... many people will shot down there WoW sub.
2. Week 1: Record box sales kick Warcraft from the top 10!
3. Week 2: Gamers already hit level cap and are spamming the internet that there is no end game and that the pvp suck.
4. Week 3. Many people cancel there account for the lag of content.
5. Week 4. Blizzard release Patch with Icecrown end game raid and many more in game changes and release even more info about the upcoming XP that they did not let out on Blizzcon!
6. Week 5. Many people resub to World of Warcraft and forget about this game all together.
7. Week 10. NCsoft refuse to release Aion subs details and open a free try out campaign


I know the fan boys will cry when reading this but this is what happen every time a new MMO get release it did happen to Warhammer Online, It did happen to Age of Conan and many others.

Posted: Aug 12th 2009 11:45PM (Unverified) said

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You just reiterated your first inane post without bothering to read the already posted answers to your "startling revelations". Allow me to rewrite the most important part for you, because it seems necessary.

Aion has been out for over a year in Korea. This isn't like WAR or AoC, a game being freshly released from beta. This is a fully-released Korean MMO which is now, a year later, being released to a Western audience. I doubt this game would be so popular and profitable in Korea for over a year if there was no end-game content or the PvP sucked in a PvP game.

Like most of the people that like to aimlessly hate on this game (and there seem to be quite a few), I haven't played the game yet. However, I'm definitely looking forward to CBT6 this weekend (thanks, Massively!) and am fairly optimistic about the game. I'm nowhere near a fanboy, hell I hadn't given the game a second look until a couple PvP videos caught my eye, but is it just me, or do tons of people seem to love baselessly hating on this game?
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Posted: Aug 13th 2009 12:28AM TheJackman said

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Oh well try to warn you... it well happen like every single other new mmo release!





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Posted: Aug 12th 2009 11:11PM chrisredfield31 said

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Your posts weren't all that bad but you're weak on some points.

1. Game is not Japanese, it's Korean. There's a huge difference. Also the game may be fantasy based on Korean design but the game design itself is based around Western gameplay. I've participated in the beta and it feels like WoW.

2. Game is not system demanding. I'm playing it on a A64 3200+ single core w/ 8600GT and it runs around 40-60FPS at 1280x768, effects are not set to the lowest either.

The rest of your points were pretty solid but only because it's happened to various new MMO's that have come out and has to do more with Blizzard business strategy than Aion as a game.

Posted: Aug 13th 2009 8:42AM MrGutts said

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Yeah I keep hearing the same bitching over about frame rates and I haven't run into any major issue since CB2. I am running at 1920×1080 and sitting around 60 fps also.
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Posted: Aug 12th 2009 11:39PM Valdur said

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After going through all the rants and whines,all I see is bitterness and hatred from players who have seen their favourite MMO failed lately.Whether you like it or not this game will be more successful than some previously released games.

It's 2009 and people can't still make the difference between Japan and Korea...

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