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Posted: Jul 4th 2010 8:10PM (Unverified) said

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Yes, I'd like to transfer all my characters to some alternate universe Aion where NCSoft hired professionals to run their games. People with skills at database programming, knowledge of how to treat their customers and some plain common sense.

Posted: Jul 5th 2010 6:43AM Crsh said

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This; not much else needs to be said.
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Posted: Jul 5th 2010 6:33PM Graill440 said

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Nicely typed.. :)
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Posted: Jul 4th 2010 9:45PM Valient said

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I know i will be in a world of problem come this patch, i started Elyos on release later return to play with friends as Asmo on a different server.

Now i will be force to move a batch of my character from one side but thats not only the problem, i will also have to deal with name conflict as i often use the same ones.

Maybe is just time to call it quits as server merge is never a good sign, plus the grind leveling has no changed one bit.

Posted: Jul 5th 2010 3:04AM xBludx said

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Didn't 1.9 lessen the xp grind at all?
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Posted: Jul 5th 2010 12:31AM (Unverified) said

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So is it still a mess? I was thinking about giving it another shot just because there was always something about it that charmed me, despite all the many flaws. But given the ridiculous latency due to poor netcode, and given it doesn't sound like any of the gameplay problems have been solve, I might just stick to Warcraft for now.

I wish there was a trial that I could see if it's worth coming back to. A lot of MMOs, even WoW, offer some free game time to old subscribers to try and rope them back into the fold. I'm surprised NCSoft hasn't tried this approach with the new 1.9 patch.

Posted: Jul 5th 2010 1:56AM XOR said

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Aion is such a dud, played first month it came out and never had urge to login ever again

Posted: Jul 5th 2010 2:55AM wondersmith said

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Why, in this day and age, is this still even an issue? When Guild Wars came out, I assumed that all MMOs henceforth would follow its shining example and allow characters to move effortlessly between servers at will. Instead, years later, most MMOs--Free Realms being a notable exception--still blindly follow the infuriating tradition of fragmenting their playerbases.

Posted: Jul 5th 2010 3:28AM (Unverified) said

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Ok guys : here is the simple truth. Coming from 13 mainland US servers to 4 ... in 10 months after launch simply shows the game is on the same downward spiral trend as AoC and WAR was.

The only difference with THIS beast is that the Korean makers behind this game only are interested in your pocket money.

They even went to go manipulating XFire playing sessions to show it is being played in the top 10 of on line games in the west. Which simply is a LAUGH. Ok so they showed that is it quite easy to manipulate western based XFire stats (roughly a few thousand basic CPU's is enough to manipulate these stats).

But it shows in the first place a MENTALITY of NCsoft and how they want to go where the money is at all cost.

You see it in Aion's terrible bot problem, the gold selling and politics at launch (goldsellers lost intrest now of course), the complete lack of decent content patches and ... the promising "features" of 3.0 while 2.0 isn't even for this year yet.

All I want to say: for the complete fools who EVER believed this piece of Korean grind shit: be my guest: defend it !

One chance in 2 you are on the Korean pay list and if not : you are an absolute fool to believe this is anything other than a money grabber.

Posted: Jul 5th 2010 8:51AM (Unverified) said

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Well, this was the most insightful of the comments.

Got any predictions for Guild Wars 2?
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Posted: Jul 5th 2010 10:32AM Laren said

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"NCSoft is in it for the money". omg!

So is every single game company out there. You trade your money for fun. If you feel you are getting a raw deal, then you don't have to pay and play.
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Posted: Jul 5th 2010 3:34AM Pitt said

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6 transfers ? i only needed 1, and that was a transfer to the account cancellation page. :)


The MMO world is in a bit of a sad state at the moment..

Posted: Jul 5th 2010 4:11AM Pan1 said

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Ah but you see the difference is that the majority this time around "gets it".

So while the mmo genre is indeed in a sad state for now, its customers are evidently becoming sharper.

Wich is a good thing.
Its only because most people tend to stay in a non caring state that the publishers and developers have been able to pull of this .....tomfoolery.
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Posted: Jul 5th 2010 7:46AM (Unverified) said

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The server merges are the first death throws, the community begged for the Aion team to fulfill it's promise of no forced PVP but surprise surprise they lied, now the people who were filling up all those other servers are gone, and will probably be filling up the FF14 servers come September, whats even more pathetic NCsoft still doesn’t get it. You need to do more than to hire a Bimbo (a FPS queen at that) to westernize your MMO

Aions epitaph: Tons of potential but could not rise above it's grinder gank vs gank roots.

Posted: Jul 5th 2010 10:25AM Laren said

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Is it still a mess?

The game is still very fun 1-30. Post 30, the exponential leveling curve and kinah requirements start to show. Whether they are balanced in 1.9 is a matter of opinion, but the game does still change at that level.

The community (at least on the servers I play on) is just fine.

The economy is hit or miss, but the flux and material vendors have helped a lot imho. The server merge will hopefully help even more.


Posted: Jul 5th 2010 11:48AM Danieros said

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1.9 is actually good, they introduced a lot of repeatable quests that reward you with million(s) of xp per turn in past the 35 range and can be done in 10~20 minutes each (I think they're limited to around 10 times each).

Posted: Jul 5th 2010 12:50PM (Unverified) said

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Increased XP doesn't mean jack when it costs 500,000,000 Kinah to fart. This game is designed around RMT which is common-place in Korea, yet is a bannable offense here in the States.
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Posted: Jul 17th 2010 7:06PM Danieros said

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Damn, I must have missed those feature called Broker, gathering, drops and crafting. So RMT is the only viable way of making in-game money then, okay!
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Posted: Jul 9th 2010 4:21PM (Unverified) said

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Wow... sounds like amazing game design that's fun to play! Did they model that after the real life grind called "a job?" :P
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Posted: Jul 5th 2010 12:45PM (Unverified) said

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The only thing I'm surprised about is that NCSoft are offering the transfers for free...

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