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Posted: Jan 18th 2010 9:53PM TheJackman said

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Aion the more disappointing game of 2009, ones again proof that you can take the Korean text out of a Korean game but not the Korean grind and no fun pvp!

Aion was released in South Korea on November 28, 2008 and in North America on September 22, 2009. But when it did come out it did still play like a beta where the first part and the client was stable but the content gone missing after level 20 or so.
This was a pretty bad release for a "1 year" old game! I think that the Koreans have a much more lower demand of a mmo them we do in the US?

Blizzard reported that 85% of the people that cancel there account for Aion are now back in WoW..... what the hell is this why does every single mmo release have to be a disappointing game

Posted: Jan 18th 2010 11:43PM (Unverified) said

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think of it this way, Jack: what if the problem isn't the games you're attempting to play, what if the "problem" is your approach to them? from your comments here, it looks as though you compare everything to WoW first and foremost - so if you're happy there, why try new games? and if you're unhappy there, then maybe you need to rethink what you're looking for in an MMO?
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Posted: Jan 19th 2010 1:00AM TheJackman said

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I compare everything to WoW like its kinda the standard now a mmo have to be easy to get into and there is no end game like it. Not just me every single person in of any big Game site does it! First thing you think about when you hear MMO is Everquest my first every mmo. I remember how sad I was that Everquest 2 did not bring what I wanted.... However World of Warcraft did take it to the next level it did look so much more like a final product even today. Even till the details in the maps of WoW to the water board lazy drawings of Everquest 2.

After that there was not really a big jump in MMO games it was kinda not going no where. Age of Conan did try take it too the next level bringing the single player more close to the MMO world with a real nice starter zone... but sadly when you left the starter zone it was the end of the voice overs :((

Other games like Warhammer did try to go more with the pvp part but had huge lag of content and core client issues! LOTRO did try it with graphics but later added there toony models...

I am not happy in Warcraft any more its kinda taken over by the 1 hour a week player I feel sometimes like Blizzard one day will when you login for the first time will say "Welcome to the world of warcraft congrats on 80 here are so epics to start you off", the day I kill the lich king its the end of the story for me I not will go there for loot I will go there for end this chapter and move on to the next one.
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Posted: Jan 19th 2010 7:51AM MasterTick said

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For fucks sake can there be one post about Aion that doesn't start off with how it's a failure? Some people actually enjoy it ya know.

Posted: Jan 19th 2010 8:08AM Bongo123 said

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Im enjoying the game and im a massive fan of WOW, sure its not as polished as wow and theres a lot of stuff i miss from wow but for now as a 22temp with a full quest log and a brand new area to explore im a happy camper

Posted: Jan 19th 2010 9:40AM (Unverified) said

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I'm curious to hear your impressions on the game once you hit 40.......
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Posted: Jan 19th 2010 9:55AM Bongo123 said

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aye but I'm a casual player playing once or twice a week so by the time I hit 40 there'll more than likely be a ton of stuff to do alongwith numerous fixes, I've been playing wow on/off since release and have still yet to reach 80ffs, for a casual gamer Aion is actually really good, graphics are great and there's a ton of people on my server (caster eu, evilsod) so i've had no problems finding groups to help out so for the time being i'm happy enough with it
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Posted: Jan 19th 2010 6:07PM Tobacco said

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I for one am sick of hearing all of this too.

Aion is the second most populated MMO to date, reaching around the 3 million mark. It may not be the kajabillion that WoW has, but it's still respectable.

Aion is not a failure, and on my server, Azphel, you really can't walk about 100 feet and not see another character walking down a path, gathering, or questing. Wow, sure sounds like everyone jumped ship.

Posted: Jan 19th 2010 2:45PM (Unverified) said

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Enough with dissing on Aion already. It seems like this site is just full of Aion haters seeing that every time Aion related article comes up, most comments are negative. It's not a failure like people suggest here. There are people who love it and it actually has one of the largest MMO player base.

I know that there are disappointed people out there (just like with any new MMO release), but you don't have to comment on that on every single article.

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