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Posted: Sep 6th 2009 4:20PM DrewIW said

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RABBLE RABBLE

Open beta not open!

RABBLE RABBLE

Level cap is 30!

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Money grubbing company!

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There, I posted that all, so the trolls don't have to.

Posted: Sep 6th 2009 5:32PM Sunlover said

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You forgot to add:

"GameGuard is a trojan!"

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Posted: Sep 6th 2009 6:27PM Myria said

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RABBLE RABBLE

Anyone who says anything bad about my game love of the week is a troll and has no point!

RABBLE RABBLE

Am I doing it right?

So pathetic.
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Posted: Sep 6th 2009 7:45PM Van said

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@Myria: It doesn't matter that they say "bad" things about Aion. What matters is that they make blatantly false claims that they have yet to prove.
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Posted: Sep 6th 2009 11:00PM (Unverified) said

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i think paying a measly 5 dollars to test this game for a week is a pretty good deal, because now i dont have to pay 50 to decided its not for me. its a good game but i just fell like im playin every other fantasy mmo ive ever played. there are differences just not enough. i think the bored wow crowd thats into fantasy will enjoy it, im just bored with fantasy. ive never really been into fantasy anyway.
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Posted: Sep 6th 2009 4:55PM (Unverified) said

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yea it is retarded when people say there gonna have an open beta, but really its just another closed beta, i mean it is EXACT same as the CB. (only people with CB keys and pre-orders can play) it is so unfair.

Posted: Sep 6th 2009 7:42PM Van said

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Except that there were free keys given out? Where have you been for the past week? Honestly, do you people gain something from this? Because if you are, I might aswell start RABBLING too!
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Posted: Sep 7th 2009 9:21AM Crsh said

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Eh, about those free keys... Gone in less than an hour, grabbed by people who just resell them for $5 or more, great concept.
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Posted: Sep 6th 2009 5:28PM (Unverified) said

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This post shows off the terrible poor design of this game. Most screenshots of this game -- and most of the marketing -- feature flying characters. Buying the game only to find out that flying is restricted so badly is a huge disappointment. They would be more successful if they reworked the story and the mechanics to favor more continuous flight. And what's up with those controls? When was the last time you hit page up or page down in a game? R and F to rise and descend? This is a joke, you should just use the spacebar to ascend and mouselook down and press the W key to descend. Aion is just remarkably poor design all around.

Posted: Sep 6th 2009 5:42PM Dranaerys said

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Hello tool, itching to troll more on a game you aint even played? FYI flying in Aion works exactly the same as in wow (which I assume you are a fanboi of, seeing how your "suggested" flight scheme is a carbon copy of wow flying mounts).

In Aion, the only difference with WoW is that spacebar is not ascend, but switches between free flight mode (which consumes flight time normally) and gliding mode (which consumes flight time at a much more reduced rate).

There, now you have learned something, please go crawl back under your bridge and preapre your next RABBLERABBLE troll statement.
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Posted: Sep 6th 2009 6:40PM (Unverified) said

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You make it sound so much worse! So if I want to fly I have to hit page up to take my wings out, which is already on the opposite side of the keyboard from all the usual hotkeys, then I have to stop what I'm doing and hit f and r to alter my altitude, and then furthermore I have to pay attention to which flight mode I'm in and toggle that with space? How incredibly convoluted and cumbersome!

The thing about Aion is I don't need to play it to understand how terrible it is just because of the things I know exist within it. Just the descriptions of it make me, and will make most people who buy it -- burn out on it within a few months of launch.
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Posted: Sep 6th 2009 6:43PM DrewIW said

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@ Jason

u mad?
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Posted: Sep 6th 2009 7:38PM Van said

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You do know that all the keys are user mappable right? Oh, that's right! I just disproved your 50th reason to RABBLE RABBLE, sorry..
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Posted: Sep 6th 2009 7:31PM Cendres said

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:/ If you haven't played the game, please shut it.

For those who have and are, don't underestimate gliding, Aion's thermal system can allow for some very decent transportation once you get the hang of it. Catch a thermal pocket and watch yourself rise. :) It helps to go from side to side as you glide to (A and D, or whatever keys you have them mapped to) for a better chance at catching some air.

Posted: Sep 6th 2009 7:38PM BubleFett said

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They should have taken the interface for flying from
Perfect World. hit a chosen function number key to get ready for flight
Space bar to ascend and (c) to descend simple and the mouse for
guiding your toon. Hope they change it

Posted: Sep 6th 2009 7:46PM Van said

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Why? When you can easily do it yourself in the options.
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Posted: Sep 6th 2009 8:41PM (Unverified) said

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Remapping the keys still doesn't fix the fact that you need to hit 5 different keys to completely control flight. That's almost an entire action bar when you consider that only the first 1-6 or so keys in the numeric row are easily reachable with your fingers (unless you've got monster fingers). So in Aion we see that we're basically losing an extra action bar of abilities to accommodate flight.
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Posted: Sep 6th 2009 7:51PM (Unverified) said

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Sometimes I just don't get it, Among others a couple big selling points, I remember, for Aion were:
1. Great Graphics
2. Flying
3. Deep Character creation/customization.

But I got the impression that they were trying to sell something brand new. I had already been jaded by Perfect World which has all this in a F2P package.

I remember watching people fly around and fight other flying mobs in a gorgeously rendered city, and the character creation? I spent hours upon first seeing it.

But until I have hands on, I can't really rate Aion.

Posted: Sep 7th 2009 7:02AM Cendres said

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This isn't Perfect World.

Flying is strategic for one and feels a lot more smooth and natural. They never said this would be a brand new type of game, they said it would be an mmo for the global market with PvPvE and strategic flight.

The level of quality makes a big difference between PW and Aion.
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Posted: Sep 6th 2009 10:51PM (Unverified) said

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From what i played so far i am not impressed.

I heard so much that this game is better than most MMOs because it dosnt feel like a grind when most of the quests are just go kill stuff for whatever reason.
So it feels like such a huge grind. Flying is fun but as its been said its really restricted and the flight is almost a selling point for them. I just found myself really bored fairly quickly, the PvP or end game dosnt seem worth the effort.

But in the end it just feels like a generic MMO. It does have a good character creator but thats the only thing that setting its self apart really. People LOVE it now but in a matter months will find themself bored much like they are with WoW. But i guess its because a lot of MMOs are all too similar. I hope SWTOR Changes that.

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