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Posted: Feb 21st 2010 8:05PM (Unverified) said

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Hah!, Valentines day aftermath?

The headline alone was worth reading the article.

Posted: Feb 22nd 2010 12:02AM (Unverified) said

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To the Author of this post ...

1) Are you a member of the Aion community?

2) Do you work in the Aion PR department?

If you answered yes to #1 and no to #2 then you seriously need to rethink how you word some of these posts.

"Community events for the week were plentiful, including an upcoming PvP tournament, an Aion IRC community"

These are not game events these are things that people are making up on their own. These have nothing to do with Valentine's Day and Aion. There was NOTHING in events put on by NCSoft and the Aion devs or PR team other than giving away a craptastic balloon and trying to sell stuff from their online store.

I like Aion... I truly do, but its articles like this that let them keep trying to pull the wool over people's eyes about what is exactly going on in the game. ie NOTHING.

Posted: Feb 21st 2010 11:59PM Valentina said

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It was a very random event >_>

Posted: Feb 22nd 2010 6:41AM (Unverified) said

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SO glad I left this game.

Posted: Feb 22nd 2010 7:11AM (Unverified) said

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Has anything actually happened in regards to Aion development? Anything of substance?

The community/PR guys "doing shit" in the game doesn't count. Man are they milking the tasteless and stupid or what?

Posted: Feb 22nd 2010 7:50AM MrGutts said

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Aion development only happens when Korea does it first. So you would need to look at them for anything new and then U.S. NCSoft would then need to translate and tweak it.
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Posted: Feb 22nd 2010 8:13AM (Unverified) said

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So this was a terrible (for the players, not the guys cashing checks) idea is that what you are saying MrGutts?




Posted: Feb 22nd 2010 10:41AM (Unverified) said

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Nothing substantial has happened in the game since release, and 5 months after launch we don't even know what's actually being worked on for the next content patch, except for some leaked info that might not even be real. Worst communication I've yet to see in a MMO, it's like the PR and CM guys aren't even trying to keep the customers
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Players have been complaining and leaving the game since start due to the lack of content, and the company don't even bother putting together some real info about upcoming changes and additions. It's not normal behaviour from a company trying to make money.

Also add the fact that anything coming to the NA/EU versions first will appear in Korea and that they most likely will need 1-2 month translating it, and nothing new is even out in Korea yet, this game will push 7-8 months at least without any considerable update while constantly bleeding players that get burnt out on the grind and lacking endgame.

Posted: Feb 22nd 2010 11:24AM Thac0 said

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leaving due to lack of content? I don't think even half of the people who bought it saw most of the content. People have been leaving because the game is no fun and its a total GRID to play it.
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Posted: Feb 22nd 2010 12:37PM (Unverified) said

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I don't think you are disagreeing with me? The boring grind is a direct result of the lack of content. Lack of content among other things include the lack of quests, new zones, and all that other stuff that usually takes you through the leveling process.

In Aion the majority of the content is located at levels 1-35, which I think most players saw. After 35 the game dries up, quests becomes rare and offer insignificant xp rewards, instead players are left to mostly level up by killing the same mobs over and over in a archaic and very boring mob grind, and as a result this is very most players started quitting the game. The few that made it to 50 did so only to find out that there was no significant amount of endgame content at 50 either, all that's waiting at the end was a even bigger solo grind for the fenril set and after that the "pvp" set (that you mostly pve to get, so not even the pvpers was very happy).
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Posted: Feb 22nd 2010 1:04PM JayFiveAlive said

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Just canceled my account. Aion is fun and has some awesome stuff in it, but I just have no desire to log in! Back to DOTA until another MMO comes out (or some nice patches come out for Aion).

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