| Mail |
You might also like: WoW Insider, Joystiq, and more

Reader Comments (18)

Posted: Jul 27th 2010 5:38PM Deadalon said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
And free trial coming when ?

All buddy keys are long gone since noone is playing anymore.

Posted: Jul 27th 2010 6:05PM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
I agree. I'd like to see some free trials as well...kind of wondering why there aren't any yet. In any case I think I'll check it out since my account is just sitting there, not being used.
Reply

Posted: Jul 27th 2010 6:11PM WhatDeficit said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Sorry, wouldn't pick the game back up - even if its free.

Stellar customer services combined with a seemingly brain dead NCWest has ruined the potential of this game. They continue to prove they have learned nothing (server merge fail) and ignore the real problems with the game. Just read any quote from Lani Blazier for proof.

Posted: Jul 27th 2010 6:23PM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
From the offices of NCSoft West...

Customer complaint: travel is way too expensive

NCProducer: Hmm, the asians dont complain.. Whining Americans.
NCProducer2: We could lower prices by 20%
NCProducer: That would cut into the business of kinah sellers
NCProducer2: We'll cut prices by 20% and then add double the flight paths
NCProducer: Wont customers see through that?
NCProducer2: No, they are idiots.
Both: LOL

Posted: Jul 27th 2010 7:13PM Adorialea said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Wow. I've been thinking for months now of reactivating. This is perfect timing! Just finished up my 10 free days of Warhammer two weeks ago.

*wonders if it's possible to beat Wind Waker by Friday* Gotta get to work!

Posted: Jul 27th 2010 7:34PM design1stcode2nd said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Lets see, account expires today and Starcraft II comes out today, its fate soooo maybe later this year or next Aion.

Posted: Jul 27th 2010 10:20PM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
NCWest... I find myself shaking my head at them on a daily basis. Their business decisions are quite simply astounding.

A free weekend? To play my character? On a server riddled with LFG bitching due to the merges?

Great stuff. I'll keep mine inactive and enjoy the "No Subscription" message.

Posted: Jul 28th 2010 1:34AM Hockster said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
After canceling all transfers this game is done for good. NCS is so clueless there's absolutely no hope left. Friends/legions are split up and there's no way to join them. Epic Massive Fail.

Posted: Jul 28th 2010 1:50AM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Yeah, looks like NCWest just killed the game outright, at least for the Asmodian side. People quitting left and right, whole legions disbanded for the transfer, people with toons stranded on multiple servers. Guess NCWest were all off partying and didn't bother to watch the forums and see how so many Asmodians all planned to go to the same server because of being outnumbered by the Elyos. Wow, what a mess.

Time to hire me and let me implement my plan for a mostly PvE server for those us still around after the smoke clears. :D

Posted: Jul 28th 2010 6:11AM Jade Effect said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Even if they hire you, NCWest has no powers to change the game around.

After experiencing Lineage II, I warned people that it wouldn't mattered what the western audience want, only what the Koreans want. I also warned them how useless the GM service is in Lineage 2.

Nobody ever wants to listen, but instead everyone persists in their fantasy how this dream Aion game will turn out. The best MMOs are always the one that hasn't been released.
Reply

Posted: Jul 28th 2010 8:03AM Anax said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Jade Effect, you have nicely articulated why I am not in the least excited about TERA. I'm not going to play another game whose developers are entirely and exclusively beholden to a foreign player base which wants a very different game than I do.
Reply

Posted: Jul 28th 2010 9:26AM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
I certainly would think twice before playing any game that is being made by one company and then licensed out to another company (TERA, anything run by Frogster, etc.)

But NCWest IS NCSoft, they are the same company. But NCWest, instead of being run by smart people put in place from ArenaNet (another division of NCSoft), is instead apparently little more than a front for a handful of people that just don't know what they are doing.

From release they have made mistake after mistake. How many people would have bought the game last year if we had know that, in NCWest's own words, they don't have very good tools to change things, and they are "slowly learning to communicate with the NCSoft Korea devs".... months after release! Weren't these the same people that before release were boasting about the huge effort going into westernizing the game and how everyone was working hand in hand with the devs.

Oh well, at least Aion will be an example to others of how NOT to run a game.
Reply

Posted: Jul 28th 2010 5:11AM Snichy said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Checked the website and it appears that this only applies to America and not Europe. Is this true?

If so, good job NCSoft...!

Posted: Jul 28th 2010 5:13AM Snichy said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Scratch that - apparently it does apply to Europe too.

I may give it a try but Im currently enjoying the free trial of City of Heroes (Ultra mode graphics are great!). I didnt think Aion was too bad when I played it just after launch but admittedly I only got to level 28 or something. Always open to giving a game a second chance though, especially after all this time - you never know, I may even give STO another go...!
Reply

Posted: Jul 28th 2010 6:48AM ChongShin said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Interesting. I'll do this just to see what the bot situation is actually like.

Posted: Jul 28th 2010 9:53PM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Wouldn't come back even if it was free for a month, can't stand these grindy Korean MMO's.

Posted: Jul 29th 2010 3:43PM whackanewbie said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Looking forward to the double xp weekend. I am only level 24 but, for the past week, I have been leveling my tapping experience and my aether and essance are at the tops, until level 30, so I will definitely go back to leveling. If anyone is on Isphalgen let me know and we can group or rift, Asmodian side, Flog.

Posted: Aug 1st 2010 1:10AM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
I cant even login with a password/ID not matching error!

Featured Stories

Engadget

Engadget

Joystiq

Joystiq

WoW Insider

WoW

TUAW

TUAW