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Posted: Dec 21st 2009 11:39AM (Unverified) said

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What a total load of sh1t. You have to refer a friend who BUYS the retail game AND has to subscribe. No free trial (even for 7 days).

Pathetic.

..and the game is sh1te!

Posted: Dec 21st 2009 11:44AM DrewIW said

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Hey look, someone who doesn't know what they're talking about.

You send a friend a trial code, they download the client (for free), and play 7 days for free.
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Posted: Dec 21st 2009 11:56AM TheJackman said

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The game sucks you will only send it to everyone you hate
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Posted: Dec 21st 2009 11:57AM (Unverified) said

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It would appear it is you who doesn't know what they are talking about. From their site:

Q: Are there any limitations on the Aion demo serial codes?

A: Yes, Aion demo accounts are good for three days, five hours, or level 7, whichever is reached first


Utterly pathetic!!!! ROFLABURGER
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Posted: Dec 21st 2009 1:37PM Cendres said

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There's never a free trial for a new big budget MMO until the first year or first six months is gone. That's standard. :)

Move along.
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Posted: Dec 22nd 2009 1:08AM (Unverified) said

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Posted: Dec 21st 2009 1:36PM BlackStratocaster said

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Wait, people actually still play this game?

Posted: Dec 21st 2009 1:41PM Cendres said

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And this is necessary why? Not every game is made for everyone, don't like it fine, spewing this line for every single new mmo that launches just because it's not tailor made for you and your 5 friends is not.

Again, as with AoC as with LotrO, and as with TOR and Star Trek and Champions and you name it, those games ARE NOT made for everyone but to offer a variety, thinking otherwise is a waste of time the future isn't WoW where one game fits all, it's a buffet of smaller populated games. :D

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Posted: Dec 21st 2009 5:05PM Its Utakata stupid said

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Not to mention, I believe this game is still highly successful in Asia. But I guess our English speaking ethnocentrism only extends between the space of Glenn Beck's left and right brain hemispheres. /sigh

Though I agree with you CindyL, I don't think Aion is for me in its current form.
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Posted: Dec 21st 2009 1:46PM (Unverified) said

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I cant believe anyone plays that game lol.Watching paint dry would be more exciting and rewarding imo

Posted: Dec 21st 2009 1:50PM BlackStratocaster said

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Whoa,
I'm all for variety, and I'm all for niche games( I am loving FE), but this is not one of them. No game is made for everyone, that's quite obvious. You mentioned WoW, and it's funny because this is just Korean WoW, and the market is saturated with this crap.

Posted: Dec 21st 2009 1:53PM (Unverified) said

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Why would anyone want to inflict a friend with the boring grind that is this game.

Posted: Dec 21st 2009 3:24PM (Unverified) said

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contest is only in canada btw at least at the link you gave.

Posted: Dec 21st 2009 3:35PM (Unverified) said

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@CindyL

I think the real problem with 3 days, 5 hours and level 7 is that is not long enough to get an idea of the game before they have to buy retail AND contunie to sub.

It's a wank offer - simply.

Posted: Dec 22nd 2009 9:36AM (Unverified) said

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It's a Demo, it's not claiming to be a free trial like we've been used to seeing out of MMOs- that doesn't usually happen for months. How many demos let you play unrestricted? FPS demos give you one level which equals about 10-15 minutes of content to get a feel for the style of the game.
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Posted: Dec 21st 2009 10:45PM Ergonomic Cat said

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My mmo is awesome and your mmo sucks because I'm awesome and you suck.

Does that fit the comments well enough?

The 5 hours limit is a bit odd. I've never understood time limited trials (Guild Wars does that too). I think level limits are by far the best way.

Posted: Dec 22nd 2009 10:37AM (Unverified) said

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Since Aion is still very new, they're limiting the time allowed on trial accounts to prevent bots and gold spammers from having a free ticket to invade.

They just got done cleaning up thousands and thousands of bot/RMT accounts and only allowing a certain level (and play time) doesn't let farmers be efficient with the few accounts they'll be able to get (there are restrictions on who can invite a friend as well to prevent this.)

So like NCsoft or not, they're taking steps to keep RMT out of the game and at the same time offering players a chance to let their friends give the game a quick trial.
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Posted: Dec 22nd 2009 3:56AM Bongo123 said

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I just recently started playing, so im no diehard fan but so far im enjoying it enough to keep at it and the server i play on "caster" EU is pretty packed out no matter what time i log on.

Posted: Dec 23rd 2009 5:32PM Prisemy said

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I have been dying to try Aion, too bad I don't know anyone that plays...

Posted: Dec 22nd 2009 6:07PM (Unverified) said

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PM me your email address and I'll send you an invite so you can try it out.

I am Knite on AionSource.com
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