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Posted: Nov 11th 2010 2:35PM fauxcivility said

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Since re-subbing at the end of September I've been having a great time in Aion and it looks like these changes will make it even more fun :3 Everyone loves loot haha~

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 2:38PM (Unverified) said

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The single biggest change in the history of all NCsoft games is loot drop increase?

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 2:59PM Dblade said

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I agree. The big patch is a loot drop increase and a newbie guide?
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Posted: Nov 11th 2010 2:45PM SocksForYou said

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Glad to see they're still responding to obvious problems at a glacial pace.

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 3:43PM Nhoj1983 said

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Hehe it's not the biggest compared to say the Assault of Baluria but a big increase in drop rates is something this game has seriously needed since launch and should make a big impact on the game.

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 4:39PM (Unverified) said

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Man with all these changes to Aion i've thought about resubscribing cause it seems like their taking this game in the right direction.

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 5:35PM bate said

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To little, to late.

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 7:05PM Marklar19 said

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I'm fairly new to Aion, about 6-7 weeks, but I"m loving the game so far, so improvements are always nice.

I haven't done (obviously, being new) any of the really difficult stuff, but in the instances/areas that I've played in, the drop-rate seems to be pretty good for most stuff...I hope they haven't increased the droprate of like ALL items in the game

the economy is the richest I've seen in an MMO, so I hope they don't drop everything to the point that items are so devalued that it's not fun to make money on the Broker (AH) anymore

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 7:15PM Valdur said

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I cancelled my sub after watching NCsoft West inability to balance the EU servers with their free transfers crap.My Legion just gave up and there's only 3-4 players remaining...too little,too late.

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 7:49PM jweicc said

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With gears dropping at this hilarious rate and lack of diversity in gear attributes, you'll see ppl all wearing same 2~3 sets in the end. Don't think this will do any good to economy since everyone will be self sufficient with enchant stones covered from de'ing gears that ones don't need.

Still, PVE will get boring due to lack of contents and since there's by no means they're fixing the AP gain/loss systems, ppl who are competitive at grinding and instance farming will likely to continue to sit in instances till they earnt enough AP for the PVP gear till they don't need it any longer.

Speaking of easymode....sure the game is still very attractive to new players, but they cannot keep players for long due to lack of creativity and contents including the "fun-factors". I believe the company realizes that this game won't keep same players subscribing for long, so they keep bringing extreme changes that attracts new players rather than spending efforts balancing the game out.

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 10:06PM Hockster said

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PvE is already boring. The "awesome number of new quests" were repeatables of existing quests. Instances consist of multi hour runs that are mind numbingly tedious. Drop rates have been increased three times already, but it still needed more fixing.. PvP has always been way too gear dependant. And if you don't have gear just get numbers. Zerg vs. zerg got old in month two. Maybe one day NCS address the real problems, but given their history I doubt it.

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 11:42PM Pokeriser said

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*Gasp* It sounds just like Vanilla WoW! And we all know how badly WoW failed.... (meaning that NCsoft might succeed here if they put some effort into the game)
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Posted: Nov 12th 2010 3:24AM Georgio said

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Why is this thing called a patch ?
NCSoft is mocking any real patch system.
2.0 called expansion is the equivalent of a small patch in WOW or LOTR or EVE.
2.1 has zero content just some parameter changes :)

Posted: Nov 12th 2010 7:55AM (Unverified) said

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There is NOTHING that could make me resub to that pathetic gindfest, poorly thoughtout excuse of a game. We ran instances over and over and over and the vast majority of times all that dropped where green mana stones and items from bosses and even less exciting junk from the mobs. Guess they have lost enough accounts that its time to actually make a serious change? As Hockster stated its just that bad of a game.

Posted: Nov 12th 2010 11:55AM Addfwyn said

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Mm, may go back again.

I went back to Aion after patch 2.0, but stopped when FFXIV came out, but unfortunately was unable to get it working on my computer (played it at a friends and loved it to death, but I couldn't get the boot to start on my computer without it crashing, even though I was well above min requirements).

Another boost to Aion will def make it that much better to play, considering it's already one of my favourite MMOs out there. By far the best looking one next to FFXIV currently available.

Posted: Nov 12th 2010 2:55PM Sukiyaki said

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Its "the biggest change ever implemented" .... on droprates,
not on the game...

But its better for those not even able to follow such simple logicial steps, to keep staying away from games like Aion for the better and play shallow and mindless candy grinder like WoW where devs and CMs would praise themself again like usual for minor patches like these and hype them up for weeks until the dumb and retarded playemasses their managed to accumulate, too dumb and lazy to think for themselfs, are moved by the massmarketing slogans and hail at them.

Posted: Nov 12th 2010 3:46PM Georgio said

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The MMO market is in such a bad shape because of this "publishers" like NCSoft hyping every piece of c..p change as a major patch or expansion, when they actually release less content then a patch on a Facebook game.
Massively should really evaluate all of this marketing claims and institute its own system of labelling game updates, aside the marketing ones.
How did we get to the stage of naming "Huge Expansion" every small collection of bug fixes, some skins updates and some 2,3 instances.

Posted: Nov 12th 2010 4:09PM Georgio said

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To top it all I just read a thread full of rage on the official forum about the juicy details. Apparently the "tests" NCWest did for 2.1 are just a translated plagiarized copy of fan made tests from the Korean Aion forum.

Posted: Nov 15th 2010 1:01PM Lorell said

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You are wrong, sir.
NA/EU 2.1 loot test, was indeed translated from Korean, but it wasn't "fan test" but official NCSoft Korea tests of 2.1 loot drop. So NCSoft West translated official test results from official website, not "fan test". >.>
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