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Posted: Sep 15th 2010 2:56PM (Unverified) said

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Why oh why am I not suprised

Posted: Sep 15th 2010 3:06PM (Unverified) said

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"They waited for their chance, paid their money, and looked forward to server transfer day."

Hmm 'paid their money'? server transfers are (still) free....

Posted: Sep 15th 2010 3:14PM (Unverified) said

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Subscription.
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Posted: Sep 15th 2010 4:18PM Valdur said

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Transfer are free,with my guild we were supposed to move but looks like we will have to wait some more days.
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Posted: Sep 15th 2010 4:46PM Verus said

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Is it the same company behind guild wars 2 that gave us aion ?

Posted: Sep 15th 2010 5:03PM Cristiano Cenizo said

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No. ArenaNet = GW and GW2. NCsoft is, IIRC, just the publisher?
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Posted: Sep 15th 2010 6:09PM (Unverified) said

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Arenanet may be the developer but it is wholly owned by NCsoft. Of course fans of GW and GW2 would have you ignore this fact because they love to hate NCsoft for whatever reason they can come up with.
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Posted: Sep 15th 2010 6:21PM (Unverified) said

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ArenaNet created GW and now GW2. They are owned by NCSoft. ArenaNet runs GW worldwide. They are widely acknowledged to have done a very good job both creating and running Guild Wars.

Aion was created by the Aion team of NCSoft Korea. Aion is run by NCWest in North America and Europe. They are all owned by NCSoft. NCWest is widely acknowledged to have done a terrible job running Aion.

So, you take your chances that ArenaNet will continue to be in charge of all things GW and that NCWest will have nothing to do with it. But they are really just different divisions of NCSoft.
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Posted: Sep 15th 2010 5:19PM kooda said

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Epic fail is epic, i want to try this game but cant even get a trial anywhere tried message board signing up and waiting throwing my email wherever i can or at peoples friends nothings working >.>

Posted: Sep 15th 2010 6:12PM (Unverified) said

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You can get an Aion trial from any active player (that has been playing 3 months and has some available), but...

The trial is so totally limited you won't get any real idea of the game from it. It is limited to 3 days OR 5 hours OR if you level a character to 7 (you can create 5 characters I think). That won't even get you out of the tutorial area or any real idea of what the classes are like. Let alone get you to the capital city or your wings.

They really should release a proper trial that would let you play some characters (say 4) to level 15, at the very least. Or maybe one character for a few weeks.

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Posted: Sep 16th 2010 3:17AM kooda said

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Mm i know but I'd still like to have a nose around, sadly i don't know any active players, i would just go out and buy it if i didn't hear so many bad things about it :\
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Posted: Sep 15th 2010 10:34PM (Unverified) said

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Shame on massively for the misleading title. You could have just as easily put "Delayed". The bias in some of these articles amazes me sometimes.

Posted: Sep 16th 2010 2:34AM (Unverified) said

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Delayed isn't the right word, though. Trine herself on the Aion forums said there was an error.

NCSoft consistently making errors = the word botched.

Or: "Aion server transfers... botched again."
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Posted: Sep 16th 2010 5:24AM (Unverified) said

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You've proven my point with your statement about NCSoft. You say they consistently make errors, but a lot of us think they make a pretty damn good game. I expect the kind of negativity displayed in this the title from the mmo players, but not from Massively. With the kind of bias in this article, I expect to see a new slogan: Massively - Fair and Balanced.
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Posted: Sep 16th 2010 8:19AM (Unverified) said

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NCSoft does consistently make errors. They're also one of the most prolific and profitable MMO publishers in the world, which is why so many players are puzzled and upset how they can have so many problems over mergers and transfers. These are things that other MMOs do automatically and instantly.

Nevermind that most players are unhappy with the core game mechanics.

Feel free to enjoy the game, nobody here is going to make you stop or take away your subscription. Aion's sub numbers in Korea will ensure it continues to run for several years at a minimum. In the meantime, I (and many, many others) am happy I cancelled my sub after two months and articles like this just remind me that this was the right decision.
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Posted: Sep 16th 2010 8:29AM Seffrid said

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Massively may not always get it right, who does, but this time they certainly got it right. "Botched" describes the situation very well.

Posted: Sep 16th 2010 8:35AM Georgio said

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Oh dear, NCSoft should really take care of the problem. Fire NCWest as soon as possible. When people think that they cannot go lower than the "substandard support" they offer, they prove it wrong. I think a bunch of monkeys can do a better job.

Posted: Sep 16th 2010 12:05PM (Unverified) said

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I loved Aion. The game was nice and the community, the part of it not always complaining about NCsoft, was very good as well. The majority of players playing Aion are, believe it or not, not complaining.

To you that didnt want to give the game a chance because there is no free trial. Sure, I can relate to that, but I gave this game a go, and didnt regret it. Just make sure you got a computer that can deal with the pvp at high levels. Mine couldnt, so I had to just call it a day there. Really enjoyed the experience the game gave me up to that point though. Be prepared to grind though. Also, learn to deal with the rift gankers.

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