Gold - Aion

NCsoft announces that Aion is gold and the western version of this MMORPG is scheduled for launch on September 22. Word is there is still further content to be revealed at GamesCom and Penny Arcade Expo, so there are still some previews to be seen between now and the game's release. Here's word:
In advance of the game’s launch, Aion will be showcased at both GamesCom 2009 in Cologne, Germany, as well as the Penny Arcade Expo 2009 in Seattle, Washington. Both events will feature exclusive hands-on access to the 1.5 version of the game, which has yet to be unveiled to Western audiences. This version of the game introduces numerous enhancements, including continued improvements to Aion’s innovative character customization that will now include a host of Western styles, as well as new zones, instances, skills, quests and continued game balancing and improvements.

Aion has already built major momentum among gamers across Europe and North America, with more than three million hours of gameplay logged in the game’s closed best testing alone. Additionally, the Limited Collector’s Edition version of the game is nearly sold out in retailers, and Aion is currently on the best-seller lists for PC games weeks ahead of the game’s launch. Aion is available for pre-order from several participating online and brick-and-mortar retailers, including Aiononline.com, Amazon, Best Buy, EB Games Canada, Fry’s Electronics, GameStop, Steam and Target.
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Aug 18, 2009, 10:22
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Aug 18, 2009, 10:22
 
A quick look at their web-site prompts this comment: At least the character creation screen looks interesting. =p
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Aug 17, 2009, 23:49
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Aug 17, 2009, 23:49
 
I seriously hope all of you realize how ra.... er prejudiced you sound when you slam a game for being made by "asians". Cause yeah... asians don't know how to make good games. Final Fantasy and Metal Gear were just a total waste of pixels right? Of course those are Japanese (er made by the Japs for you rednecks who obviously troll here) and I can't really think of ANY popular/good Korean made games. But still some of these posts make me sick.
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Aug 17, 2009, 19:34
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Aug 17, 2009, 19:34
 
damn asians
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Aug 17, 2009, 19:22
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Re: Gold - Aion Aug 17, 2009, 19:22
Aug 17, 2009, 19:22
 
Well, I haven't been paying a lick of attention to this title because I thought it was another generic asian MMO, created by asians..and rather not well-built.
after watching some videos, reading some stuff on it, and checking screenshots..
this game might warrant me testing it out.

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Aug 17, 2009, 18:57
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Aug 17, 2009, 18:57
 
nice a metrosexual-gay mmo
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Aug 17, 2009, 18:17
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Re: Gold - Aion Aug 17, 2009, 18:17
Aug 17, 2009, 18:17
 
The only similarities between WoW and Aion is that there are barely any similarities at all. You can't really compare the classes, the PvP, the combat mechanics, and overall atmosphere between the two. Yeah, it's a grind fest but on the perspective of the whole "it's a grind fest" point which gets thrown around I would tell those who always mention it by saying get used to it. We get it, you hate MMO games. Move on.

If you like it, play it; if you hate it, don't play it. There really is no medium between that unless you're a smug dick who likes to talk people down for their taste in entertainment.

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Aug 17, 2009, 17:39
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Re: Gold - Aion Aug 17, 2009, 17:39
Aug 17, 2009, 17:39
 

Are you kidding me? This is just another generic, anime-fantasy, korean grindfest, only this time it has a monthly fee attached.

Hmmm we must not have been playing the same game, I leveled to 20 with little if any grinding then leveled to 25 through a combination of questing and PvP. I don't know if Aion will have long term playability but for now I'm enjoying the hell out of it. If I'm very lucky it will hold me over until Bioware releases The Old Republic.
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Aug 17, 2009, 16:08
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Re: Gold - Aion Aug 17, 2009, 16:08
Aug 17, 2009, 16:08
 
Ah, another closed beta tested ended. ;(

Definitely pre ordering this one. It has enough of new stuff that it doesn't always remind of your standard MMO, which is always good.
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Aug 17, 2009, 15:18
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Aug 17, 2009, 15:18
 
Enjoy your root-kit.

They need to find a different way of preventing cheaters, before I'd even consider installing this game.
Get your games from GOG DAMMIT!
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Aug 17, 2009, 15:09
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Aug 17, 2009, 15:09
 
This type of mmo is dying out quickly in the west. I just don't see the genre surviving if it stays on this track. And from the looks of some of the games coming out, I think we'll see a genre shift in the near future.

As far as this game goes, they'll probably get a lot of subscribers at first, but I don't think the game will hold their attention for too long.

This genre has a really bad case of 'been there, done that'. I guess you could say that about most other genres, but the problem with this genre is that the story doesn't save it like FPSs and single player RPGs.

The same goes for most RTSs. Now that's a genre that has been burnt out for a really long time. I feel like no matter what game I play, I'm really just playing the same game over and over, and that's how mmos make me feel now.
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Re: Gold - Aion
Aug 17, 2009, 15:07
Kxmode
 
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Re: Gold - Aion Aug 17, 2009, 15:07
Aug 17, 2009, 15:07
 Kxmode
 
The best part about new MMOs is the slight drop in gold farmers in WOW. Thumbsup
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Aug 17, 2009, 14:59
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Re: Gold - Aion Aug 17, 2009, 14:59
Aug 17, 2009, 14:59
 
Rotflmao, wow players worried about losing population. You guys didn't give a shit about killing population, on FAR BETTER mmogs than wow.
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Aug 17, 2009, 14:30
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Aug 17, 2009, 14:30
 
Excellent game. All the hype and sales are well-deserved.

Are you kidding me? This is just another generic, anime-fantasy, korean grindfest

Great, right back where I started -- not knowing what to think about this game...
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Aug 17, 2009, 13:27
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Aug 17, 2009, 13:27
 
Yay for another eastern style MMO that's been hurredly converted to the western world. I know a fair few guild mates from WoW that are subscribing to this, and I pity them, for they will have two games that are basically the same, bar the wings.

After watching the videos and reading a lot about this game, I can genuinely say "no thank you very much".

I really hope this doesn't detract from our fun in WoW. It would be a shame to see some people switch over.
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Aug 17, 2009, 13:18
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Re: Gold - Aion Aug 17, 2009, 13:18
Aug 17, 2009, 13:18
 
Excellent game. All the hype and sales are well-deserved.
Are you kidding me? This is just another generic, anime-fantasy, korean grindfest, only this time it has a monthly fee attached.
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Aug 17, 2009, 13:12
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Aug 17, 2009, 13:12
 
If only they would teach the males how to not run like monkeys.
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Aug 17, 2009, 12:41
PHJF
 
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Re: Gold - Aion Aug 17, 2009, 12:41
Aug 17, 2009, 12:41
 PHJF
 
If it is indeed WoW-type then it is a monumental step forward for Asian MMOs.
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Aug 17, 2009, 12:32
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Re: Gold - Aion Aug 17, 2009, 12:32
Aug 17, 2009, 12:32
 
Having played beta several times, I don't feel that the game lives up to the hype. It's just another wow-type mmo. Hoping FFXIV doesn't disappoint the same way.
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Aug 17, 2009, 12:25
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Aug 17, 2009, 12:25
 
another game with a hot chic producer. jade raymond has competition!
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Aug 17, 2009, 12:23
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Aug 17, 2009, 12:23
 
Excellent game. All the hype and sales are well-deserved.
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