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Posted: Nov 23rd 2010 10:24PM SwobyJ said

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I always want to try out Aion..

But then I had the Cataclysm Beta, and now I'm trying LOTRO for now, and eagerly anticipating starting the Rift Beta.

SIGH

Posted: Nov 23rd 2010 10:44PM Caerus said

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@SwobyJ

Don't lose any sleep over not trying Aion - the graphics and character creator are positively gorgeous but beyond that the game has nothing to bring to the table that other games haven't done (better) already. If you're just really in the mood for a soul-sucking Korean grinder, there's plenty of F2P ones out there that can satisfy the same masochism, albeit with uglier graphics.

If I could sell back my collector's edition account key I would.
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Posted: Nov 23rd 2010 10:38PM Caerus said

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Slightly off-topic: It's totally fabulous that massively is now part of the joystiq domain, but please for the love of all that is holy, FIX THE BLASTED MOBILE SITE.

Every single time you guys change domains, it breaks the mobile site for weeks. Right now the i.massively.com site automatically links to i.massively.joystiq.com, which lists the correct articles. When you click on anything, it sends you to massively.joystiq.com/article and then immediately sends you to joystiq.com. The only way to view the mobile articles is to copy the link from the main massively page and add "i." in front of it. This happened the moment you changed domains a few days ago and it is still broken as of 5 seconds ago.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2010 11:37PM Valentina said

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About time, I think the game has a lot to offer actually but I feel like they released it way too early over here. If they had waited until early 2011 and had all these issues somewhat taken care of they would of retained more players. Sure they may not have had quite as many who bought it right off the bat, but they would still have far more than they do now.

Posted: Nov 24th 2010 12:11AM Distaste said

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Considering that their security was a complete joke, it's about time. I remember people logging into their accounts and actually gaining access to others accounts. Warhammer was the same way. Their security is terrible and then they blame the people who get hacked because they didn't have a good password or they got a trojan.

Posted: Nov 24th 2010 1:21AM Serafin said

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What hurts Aion is that it continues to get unfair criticisms on issues that have been addressed and resolved such as creating solo instances and repeatable quests to ease the grind. Add in 2.1 and you got fantastic things to look forward to.

If you are curious about Aion I strongly recommend waiting for it to be on sale (not sure if it will receive any discounts this upcoming Black Friday) and take a leap of faith - you may be pleasantly surprised.

Posted: Nov 24th 2010 5:28PM Sukiyaki said

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@Serafin

Maybe its also because of some ovezealous ragequitter and legitimately banned cheater, who try to justify their quitting or get "revenge" on the game aswell as some hardcore WoW fanboy (who never touched the game), keep spending allot of time into hundreds of comments and posts on public websites to badmouth the game or spread bad rumors and lies about it aswell as its publisher. So much most actuall gamer dont even bother to respond anymore to the trashtalking.
Just as in this topic again.
While 8 out of 10 of all negative reviews or comments about Aion or NCSoft aside of the official forums or real Aionfansites, come from just mere 6-8 people (altough hiding behind different names) of whom half have not even played the game outside of open beta, in the last year or at all (or 7 out of 10 negatives coming from a single WoW fanboy that never touched the game and just trashtalks it because its the biggest P2P MMORPG in the West with mutliple 100.000 western player behind WoW and all he can do is fighting reality with endless amount of lies and twisting) the games image suffers allot ofc whatever it may offer actually, as for everone who even bothers to report positively about their experience there are 5 comments following up trashtalking the game, if its on a puplic website, to prevent new gamer from even trying Aion before they might experience what the game actually offers or without an dipped perception.
And its allready hard for Aion as its not some dumbed down shallow candygrinder treadmill designed to appeal to the massmarket or spends more money into advertisement and marketing than into the game.
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Posted: Nov 24th 2010 4:06AM Georgio said

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"Aion's been getting a decent amount of press this fall". Too much in my opinion. I do not see why Massively still puts at least 2 articles per week on this failed game. There are more MMOs with bigger number of players and more updates, events and interesting things going on than in Aion, yet they have the "privilege" of having one or less then an article per month dedicated to them.
I know that NCsoft pays better for publicity then some F2P producer but I expect from Massively a little balance.
Just my 2 cents.

Posted: Nov 24th 2010 9:50AM Gallaphant said

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As far as security goes, they might be getting carried away. When I logged in last night I discovered that my account had been banned. For the second time. The first time wasn't my fault and it was reinstated, and I'm pretty sure it wasn't anything I did this time either. Waiting for a reply from them on the subject.

Posted: Nov 24th 2010 10:19AM Georgio said

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@Gallaphant I friend of mine was stubborn to keep playing even after all the friend from the group already left Aion behind, until he was randomly banned 2 times in one month. Second time after more then 2 weeks of suspended account he just gave up. The game lacks content has non-existent support , but the fact that GSU is made of a bunch of monkeys, looks like NCSoft wants people to quit their game.
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Posted: Nov 24th 2010 12:33PM (Unverified) said

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I actually just started playing Aion again and the security changes will be something everyone will like cause their security right now is just bad, but glad they are trying to keep up with all the issues that the game has.

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