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Posted: Nov 1st 2010 4:17PM (Unverified) said

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Nice piece, you just elucidated why I have not pvp'd in any serious manner since DAoC. The drama does not outweigh any benefit you get from it, and there is so much of it the only people attracted to it are drama queens and the codependent.

Any good leader would not touch the cluster-f of MMO pvp with a ten foot pole, leaving those that can only lead through humiliation left to fill in the role.

Pvp can be fun, it's too bad players generally make it not fun to 90% of the population. And no, saying "OMG U CAREBEAR" will not make anyone want to participate either.

Posted: Nov 1st 2010 4:34PM Dblade said

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When I played Aion sieges were annoying. You'd get the PvPers haranguing people constantly in /3 to get over there, and when you did you had to do what you said, turn off everything but the names just to get it to work.

So how are the population imbalances Rubi? Last I heard all but one server was Elyos dominated to the point of being PvE servers.

Posted: Nov 1st 2010 4:49PM (Unverified) said

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well i for one have just started playing aion i a lvl 24 ranger, and this talk of siege reminded me of fleet warfare in EVE online, so i guess I all ready experience to deal with people who love to shout down mics and call everyone a noob. but putting that to one side i really looking forward to going into the abyss.

Posted: Nov 1st 2010 7:52PM Graill440 said

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A Ranger, i see you went easy easy pvp mode, you will need it in the abyss until you get your gold gear at which point the game will be laughable to you. Or have they nerfed rangers in the last 6 months?
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Posted: Nov 1st 2010 7:48PM Graill440 said

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Another turn off with aion was the chat that begs all those people barely high enough level to fill in as cannon fodder so the highest ranking guild can get their crowns or coins and those lower folks participating received nothing as is the norm with any MMO today. It was simply funny to see the call to die for the cause being spammed and just as much counter spam to tell the defending or attacking guild to shut the hell up.

Posted: Nov 1st 2010 7:52PM Solp said

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You know you've played too much when you start believing that the items you want will drop.

Posted: Nov 1st 2010 8:28PM Dblade said

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You know when you've played to much when you respond to real life questions with "Akakakakak welcome!" or "Business is bad. Nyerk."
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Posted: Nov 2nd 2010 3:39AM (Unverified) said

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well i picked ranger as I love the range wepons, i hopeing to get into the abyss tonight but i still have no idea what to do :), o on another note, do you know where you get a suntouched bow, I seen people with them and they look soo cool?

Posted: Nov 2nd 2010 9:14AM real65rcncom said

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The problem with Vent/TS is that people feel just because they are wearing a headset or have a microphone inches from their mouth, they HAVE to say ... something. Anything. So a lot of the time you get people blathering about nothing repeatedly for a time on end.

Then when the person/people finally shut the hell up, there is this uncomfortable silence they left that someone else invariably feels they need to 'fill' with a witty comment to ease that.. and the cycle then repeats itself.

Add the annoying childlish, prepub voices talking about pron that come through, the person with that lisp that's irritating and sounds like spittle in your ear, the fat guys breathing into the mic, and the girl's who giggle and snort at every stupid comment to 'fit in'.. sometimes a jerky leader is the best alternative to anything else going on in Vent I hate to say.

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