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Posted: Apr 2nd 2012 1:44PM edgecrusherO0 said

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Needs to be April 11th already! >.

Posted: Apr 2nd 2012 1:45PM Heiltdo said

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Game would be better if it wasn't for the constant pvp harrassement one is exposed while doing some quest on lowbie areas.

Posted: Apr 2nd 2012 2:08PM edgecrusherO0 said

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@Heiltdo

PvP doesn't start until like lvl 30 or so (when you get out of the first 2 noobie areas). That and it is a PvP centric game, so while getting ganked by a max level character is annoying as hell, it's something that should be more or less expected.
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Posted: Apr 2nd 2012 3:04PM Boardwalker said

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@Heiltdo

Echoing what edgecrusherO0 said, there is no more low-level ganking in pve areas. They changed the rifting mechanic a while ago to prevent that behavior.
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Posted: Apr 2nd 2012 4:37PM Heiltdo said

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@Boardwalker 30s-46s is sitll low level, also the homeland protection doesnt do much for people +/- 6 lvls off you. The point is the pvp harrassement,
Youre doing a quest? Bang, someone ganks you.
Youre fighting a hard mob? Bang someone waits for you to drop below 50% to gank.
Youre flying around? Bang someone knocks you off or drains flight time.

I can take some pvp, but im not into this everywhere, most of the time pvp harrassement. This game has nothing to offer until 50+ its all a grind till you do mass pvp or endgame content. (witch is more pvp).

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Posted: Apr 2nd 2012 4:40PM Heiltdo said

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@edgecrusherO0 How can getting ganked by a max level player be expected?, many games have "PvP level ranges" to avoid this. Yet Aion devs just turn a blind into what IMO made this game fail for the western market.
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Posted: Apr 2nd 2012 6:34PM MJ Guthrie said

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@Heiltdo

Actually, Aion does have level ranges; only certain levels can actually rift to specific zones. Add in that your faction can travel everywhere, you will be getting level 60s able to come fight level against the rifters. I have not seen any real issue with people being ganked repeatedly in a while because, at least in my faction, numerous high levels will go patrol lands looking for fights. Once someone gets you, put a call out for aid--plenty have PvP dailies and are looking for kills.
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Posted: Apr 2nd 2012 2:05PM Greymantle said

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My wife and I are looking forward to this. I hope low level ganking like Heiltdo mentions is not to often. If its bad then no loss will just put Aion behind us for good.

Posted: Apr 2nd 2012 2:09PM Greymantle said

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@Greymantle

Would like to add we left the game in the first place because of lack of content in the 25 plus range. Got tired of grinding mobs and the worthless daily or two you could do.

I hope this is not a problem anymore we shall see.
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Posted: Apr 2nd 2012 3:05PM Boardwalker said

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@Greymantle

Leveling so so much faster now. There is no more "wall" when you hit the mid 30s. Thank goodness.
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Posted: Apr 2nd 2012 4:03PM wilus84 said

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so I just wanted to let everyone know my retarded self had a impulse in that 2 free weeks of play time and subbed up at the beginning of it. So then my account ended on March 29th which sucked because I wasn't about to pay another 15 dollars for only 13 days. Does anyone know if their doing away with subs? and if not what would be the benefits of keeping a sub going?

Posted: Apr 2nd 2012 4:47PM Heiltdo said

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@wilus84 They are doing away with subs.
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Posted: Apr 2nd 2012 6:57PM Marchosias said

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Hey MJ, I just wanted to say thanks. Seriously......Having a bad day today. Read this article.

Read the 'SITTING ON PLEATHER IN THE BACK SEAT OF AN OLD STATION WAGON blah blah blah".....That my friend, brought back some very funny memories.

Chevy station wagon with that material inside that would burn the living shit out of you when climbing into it. You would fkng hope around like a piece of popcorn til your sweat cooled the spot you were sitting in lmao....

Thanks MJ, I appreciate that little portal back thru time...Good job dude

Posted: Apr 2nd 2012 11:08PM nefermore said

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I wasn't able to enjoy the April fools stuff much cause they took down the defensive buffs and the gank gates were open. Even on a newish toon after returning recently there were rifts in the 20+ zone that accommodated up to level 40s and we had people being attacked even just trying to gather aether above the fortress. There isn't really any functional incentive for people of higher level to hang around and protect lower players but as the game is , there should be. I really hope the new system does more than ask people to pester others for protection and encourages more people to stay in game long enough to become defenders.

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