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Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 12:37PM Lashley93 said

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is this game fun? heard its very grindy and new guys get ganked

Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 12:42PM drunkingamebar said

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@Lashley93 I've never heard anything exciting about this game.
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Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 12:48PM cotheer said

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@Lashley93
Not too sure about grinding part, but ganking is something you need to live with in this game.
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Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 1:08PM drunkingamebar said

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@cotheer

Ewww... That's not good, usually when F2P hits a P2P game, the community takes it out on the new players who try it.. Sad really.
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Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 2:21PM Zyrusticae said

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@cotheer

I just feel the need to point out that, unless the "rifting event" is running, a player doesn't have to worry about being ganked from 1->50.

51-55 pretty much requires the player do group instances to get XP, so ganking is less of an issue there (and they should be in a good legion at that point, too).
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Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 12:40PM silver001 said

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Since its now f2p why don't you try and see for yourself?

Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 12:46PM Khai mann said

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Finally!!! Will we also get patch 3.0?

Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 1:00PM Ratham said

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Aion: The Grinder of Eternity

This was my first and last Asian MMO. "Westernized" doesn't mean squat, hell I even see people say TERA feels grindy...

The game didnt fail in NA/Euro because it was a bad game, it failed because it was the typical Asian grindfest.

Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 1:28PM nhat said

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@Ratham People will say a mmo is grindy since that word is subjective. If leveling to level 10 within an hr is grindy then there's no hope for you.
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Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 2:28PM Alex Oglitchkin said

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@Ratham Ya reaching level 22 in Tera taking 8hrs is just sooo grindy for a first time player. You can reach max level with ease in TERA. People are just pampered with WoW because it's been on so long and the early levels don't mean squat. So if taking less than 2 weeks to reach level 58 in TERA is considered a grind then people need to quit MMOing because they ruined the genre.
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Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 1:07PM (Unverified) said

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Is Aion f2p model going to follow GW's, or is there a need to buy neccessary items like armor and weapons?

If it's like GW's, I wouldn't mind trying it.

Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 1:27PM Wurm said

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I think its a bit too late going f2p.
There is not much time before Tera, TSW and GW2 get released, so I think many will think "why should I invest time in this if I only 'can' play it for a short time"?

Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 2:12PM Braiks said

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@Wurm Why would you be able to play it only for a short time?
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Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 2:03PM Ratham said

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Aion had like 0 quests once you dinged 25 or so (at launch, no clue how it is now) and it got worse the higher you got.

You could either grind, or do some repeatable to kill 10 mobs that would give you less exp for the reward than you got for killing the 10 mobs.

Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 2:03PM Ratham said

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@Ratham err.. that was supposed to be a reply*
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Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 2:12PM Zyrusticae said

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@Ratham

That was fixed a LONG time ago... way back in 1.9, in fact.

We're at 2.5 now, so yeah.
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Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 2:13PM Zyrusticae said

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@Zyrusticae

I said 2.5? I meant to say 2.7.

Honestly, though, again, saying it's "grindy" is not terribly helpful when you really just don't like the gameplay enough to repeat it over and over again.
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Posted: Feb 23rd 2012 7:40PM (Unverified) said

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@Ratham

They fixed that a while ago I played a few months ago to see the changes and got my main to around 45 or so and they buffed XP and added a lot more quests.
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Posted: Feb 24th 2012 8:39AM nhat said

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@(Unverified) Yes they fix the grind in Aion. They took feedback from the players but by the time it was implemented, some of the NA population left. This F2P will fix that and show the improvements to the game to the returning and new players.
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Posted: Feb 26th 2012 5:16PM Lorell said

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@Ratham Sorry, but you just a fail troll.
First of all, Aion always had quests till max lvl and saying it doesn't it just fail trolling. 2nd thing they "fixed" grindly problem like 1,5 years ago and atm you simple lvl so fast that I just had to left half of quests for my lvl coz new awaited me.

So if try game for yourself or stop being retarded by repeating old false info.
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