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Posted: Dec 6th 2009 10:54AM (Unverified) said

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First thing I've seen on Aion that looks good. It looks just like WoW though. Why should I switch to another WoW game when I already have WoW.

Posted: Dec 6th 2009 11:03AM TheJackman said

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100% Agree and WoW still got a ton of more content them this as well!
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Posted: Dec 6th 2009 12:14PM (Unverified) said

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Aion.... looks like WoW? o.O
Vanilla wow, yeah.
WotlK with loot piƱata? No.
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Posted: Dec 6th 2009 11:02AM TheJackman said

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Wow.... first thing I see in this video is that all the toons look the same the armor is out to make out... GM pulls off a Marketing thing big deal! And someone just happen to run flap at the same time! Look our GM blow up the spammer store all the spam problem is sold. I am just happy that WoW does not have to sink to this level of Marketing or that crap they pulled last week with that trailer..... Come sub to us people look how the game will look in 50 years from now!!

Posted: Dec 6th 2009 11:14AM Grok said

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There's no comparison when comparing Aion's character customization to WoW's. From character creation down through armor dyes, Aion kicks WoWs ass in that department. There are likely many, many valid reasons you may prefer WoW over Aion, but graphics and customization are 2 things where Aion wins out.
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Posted: Dec 6th 2009 11:25AM TheJackman said

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I do not agree with the many 1000s of armor you can pick up in WoW you do not need a ton of character customization for it. Also Aion's tool is just a head fix you can not make your self fat or tiny....
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Posted: Dec 6th 2009 11:51AM Laren said

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Jack, please at least play the game before spouting off garbage.

In Aion, you can make your player look pretty much any which way you want. Your body, head, everything. In wow, everyone ends up striving for the same armor, so everyone looks the same at end game. Same thing in Aion, but you can completely change how your armor looks (all aspects of it).
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Posted: Dec 6th 2009 11:51AM (Unverified) said

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WoW has some of the most notorious marketing around. The truck commercial? Shatner as a Shaman? MOHAWK GRENADE?!

Don't even use that as an excuse. The reason GMs don't show up in person is because the majority of them likely don't have to, in order to resolve issues, or they aren't around to begin with.
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Posted: Dec 6th 2009 11:12AM Laren said

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There are many reasons not to play Aion. The two listed above are absolutely not valid reasons.

Aion doesn't look like wow at all. And the armor and character customization is one of the best I've ever seen. I often find my exact twin in Wow. In Aion, that will never happen.

It is really great to see the botting situation pretty much under control. These public bans will now stop the regular user from considering it, which was always the worst part of it.

...next up for NCSoft... content. =)

Posted: Dec 6th 2009 12:18PM Potajito said

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This looks like cheap marketing.

Posted: Dec 6th 2009 11:43AM (Unverified) said

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a GM should NEVER show themselves in the game, it is immersion breaking

Posted: Dec 6th 2009 11:52AM Naoki7 said

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Just as immersion breaking as the hundreds of real-money-trading gold selling storefronts :)
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Posted: Dec 6th 2009 12:18PM pcgneurotic said

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As immersion-breaking as playing with thousands of other stoopid humans at the same time?
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Posted: Dec 6th 2009 12:33PM (Unverified) said

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@vizionblind: If that's the case, then all role-playing games have been doing it wrong for nigh on 30 years. I have the feeling you will be in a very small minority.

It's no purple dragon, but it'll do.
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Posted: Dec 6th 2009 2:24PM wjowski said

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Back to the basement with you, LARPer.
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Posted: Dec 6th 2009 11:55AM ultimateq said

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That's one badass rat. 1 shotting people like that? Wow, I must have one for a pet.

Posted: Dec 6th 2009 9:21PM (Unverified) said

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Lots of respect to NCSoft. They are working very hard on Aion, it seems.

Posted: Dec 6th 2009 12:43PM DrewIW said

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I'm amazed at the people saying it's cheap marketing or immersion breaking.

WoW did the EXACT SAME thing. I remember watching several spammers exploding in spectacular fashion in Stormwind.

I guess some people will bash a game for anything.

Posted: Dec 6th 2009 1:20PM kooda said

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So what your saying is that Aion copied WoW in the exploding spammers respect?
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Posted: Dec 6th 2009 1:31PM (Unverified) said

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What you saw in wow was players exploiting a bug with logging out after dropped a Fire nova totem on a shaman.

This was rather quickly patched out by blizzard and before that it was a reportable offense that would get you a temp ban from logging in if you were a repeat offender
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