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Posted: Nov 24th 2009 3:05PM (Unverified) said

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Yes, Aion is very pretty and will always continue to be, however new shiny grapics is hardly what is required to get me back into the game.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 4:10PM Omega2k3 said

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You should watch the video, then, because it seems that they're changing quite a bit more than just graphics.
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Posted: Nov 24th 2009 5:29PM Crsh said

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It's a dangerous thing to interpret and extrapolate could-be's from a video.
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Posted: Nov 24th 2009 6:32PM Graill440 said

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I was going to be pithy again but carl stated it quite well.
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Posted: Nov 25th 2009 6:01AM Ivasen said

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Really? That is what came to your mind when you saw this?

My first thoughts on it were "My computer isn't going to be able to handle this"
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Posted: Nov 24th 2009 3:15PM Valentina said

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It's not just graphics that are being upgraded, the battle system is being completely revamped to play more like an action game (blade & soul comes to mind). apparently user generated content will be expanded allowing people to post writs (a user generated type of quest), New classes, revamped monster AI, quest system changes...it's a very large update there's a translation on some of the notes on the korean forums

Posted: Nov 25th 2009 6:09AM Ivasen said

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You know what got me? No more clumsy flight take-off, as he was able to dive off the ship at 7:56.
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Posted: Nov 24th 2009 3:16PM (Unverified) said

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No matter how pretty the game is, the game won't be good until they get rid of the grind and add more content.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 4:27PM Celestian said

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Never a more true word spoken. The leveling curve is way to steep. The last patch was suppose to give quest EXP a boost and it was barely noticeable for the majority of quests at 35.

Would be a hugely popular game if it wasn't a grind.
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Posted: Nov 24th 2009 5:49PM Cendres said

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Grinding is in the eye of the beholder. If you think everything should be easy peasy like WoW don't even bother playing this game.

However if you think FFXI as it stands NOW is ok and you like spending a bit of time between levels Aion does that well.
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Posted: Nov 24th 2009 3:21PM (Unverified) said

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I wish I didn't find this game so incredibly "meh". This trailer looks amazing.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 3:49PM (Unverified) said

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QFT
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Posted: Nov 24th 2009 3:32PM (Unverified) said

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This trailer is amazing.

The day Aion looks and plays like this is the day I buy my first MMO since WoW.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 4:26PM Angelworks said

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Thats the problem with trailers though (for all games - not just Aion) - they get you all excited about the game, but then the game itself is only about 1% as good as the trailer.
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Posted: Nov 24th 2009 3:29PM Barinthos said

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The graphics always were stunning, but that's not even half of the reason a game is appealing or keeps people coming for more.

My wife and I stopped playing after only a couple weeks due to the fact that the game felt grindy after level 18 in our opinion.

But if they do indeed revamp the combat to be more like the video showed then I'll probably have to give it another go. But I'll not be holding my breath.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 3:32PM Triskelion said

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Agree, the graphics aren't broken but your pathetic after-sale support sucks. Botting and spamming went on for far too long, proving that you were either uncaring or unable to handle the game, in either case you don't deserve my business......

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Posted: Nov 24th 2009 3:29PM (Unverified) said

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It certainly makes Aion look more interesting than it is. I'd love to hear specifics on what is actually changing.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 3:35PM Valentina said

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* Major Graphics Overhaul: DX10 included
* Player Housing
* Combat Revamp: The game will play out more like an action game (think Blade & Soul)
* Weather System Revamp
* Swimming
* Under Water Environments: Players will be able to explore new under water cities, dungeons, and quest hubs
* User Generated Content Expanded: Players will be able to post writs on boards through out the world.
* Quest System revamp: Many, many, many more quests and story-line quests are being added
* New Classes (Supposedly, according to the Korean forums)
* 2 new weapon types: Whip & Crossbow
* New Skills for every class
* New Zones
* New Monster and NPC AI Revamp
* Mounts: You can tame your own mount out of various creatures in Atreia, one of which is a Chocobo-Esque bird, you also will be able to ride with 2 people on some mounts!
* Revamped Sieges

These are the things that are being added, and changed based off some translations on the Korean Forums, more will follow as it is translated. The grind will most likely be eliminated by this update.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 3:50PM (Unverified) said

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Did that announcement have any clues as to when? Like Q2 2010 or something similar? I certainly don't expect these changes to happen soon (but it better not be a paid expansion, too).
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Posted: Nov 24th 2009 3:52PM Barinthos said

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If all of those changes are going to be true then I really will have to give it another shot.

I'm most interested in the "many, many, many more quests" and new classes note. Hopefully more info will be released soon.
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