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Posted: May 6th 2010 1:03PM HackJack said

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Awww how cuuute! *aims sniper rifle*

Posted: May 6th 2010 1:19PM (Unverified) said

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that's...that's...I can't find the words. This is just too much. That is one of the worst ideas ever.

I mean...from where are they "producing" those stones? o_0

Posted: May 6th 2010 1:22PM (Unverified) said

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Bah, they will probably cost like a billion chings or whatever they call money in Aion (I forgot) and will take 10,000 hours of grinding.

Either that or NC will try out a cash shop on us. Hell we are the only market stupid enough to buy games with a monthly sub and a shop.

Posted: May 6th 2010 1:34PM TheRealStupid said

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Prices start at a bit over 100,000 kinah. At level 30, unless you are a piss-poor player, you should be able to gather about 250,000 kinah in an hour.
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Posted: May 6th 2010 2:19PM Noteamini said

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looking forward to it, i won't mind having a pet around. now if only they can put more of the stuff in aion vision into the game, and it would be great! ^_^

Posted: May 6th 2010 2:23PM (Unverified) said

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That picture perfectly sums up the entire game.

Posted: May 6th 2010 3:12PM Dblade said

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Those pets don't seem to fit at all with the world they are in. Aren't you supposed to be a majestic flying immortal? Why then would you have a little bunny with wings or nintendog following you?

The pets seem to be something more out of Mabinogi.

Posted: May 6th 2010 4:22PM (Unverified) said

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Nothing says that majestic flying immortals can't like cute things. As long as there is nothing totally out of place like a pet monster truck or some giant robot it won't hurt my immersion any. I for one also like how they are making some of the pets customizable with abilities. All in all it appears to be another nice addition for Aion.
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Posted: May 6th 2010 8:17PM (Unverified) said

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Pets are a great addition to any game. It doesn't matter which game I've played, there are scads of players who want to have pets, collect the pets, and show off the pets even if they offer no gameplay advantage.

I actually think that the advantages from pets should be eliminated. Leave them as cosmetic items, or as an alternate form of achievements (rare pets are earned by completing difficult tasks). Making them offer mechanical advantages just forces you to pick between optimal play or fun play, and that's never a good choice.

I always thought Aion's cosmetic designs (custom legion insignias, remodeling for armor, extremely detailed avatar design) were the highest points. Fluff like this could go a long way towards distracting players from the heinous level grind. After all, if you've got a new pet to acquire along the way, it gives you something to do while you kill monsters and run quests.

All in all, a good update. I just wonder if that dog can fly?

-SirNiko

Posted: May 7th 2010 8:40AM (Unverified) said

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So cute! Gimmie!

Posted: May 9th 2010 11:11AM Georgio said

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No news yet about the Q1 2010 financial report conference call ? They already appeared and things look grim for Aion. 68% earnings drop from Q4 of 2009. So Aion lost from Q4 2009 almost 70% of subscription, that is bad , worse than I was expecting.

Posted: May 29th 2010 9:18AM (Unverified) said

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