You sure about that?

I received this little gem in my email recently.

If I enjoyed it so much, why did I cancel a week and a half before my subscription ended? Plus, is that the only good thing about your game? The visuals and being able to fly? Seriously? Double plus, what is with that BS subscription fee shit? That’s practically like getting 2 free months!!!111 LOLOLOLOL!!!!1111 Seriously? Fuck off.

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Things I liked and hated in Aion

I’ve stopped playing Aion though I can still play til the 24th. Xfire tells me I’ve invested 172 hours in the game which makes it tied with Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction as one of my top 10 most played games. I’ve not put much here recently, I’m not 100% sure why, but I’ve just finished this semester so I’d like to put a bit more into this place now that I feel like I can. So, without further mumbo jumbo, my likes and dislikes of Aion.

Likes
-Animations: The animations were probably the best I’ve seen in any MMO. It seemed like every time my weapon looked like it hit an enemy the game actually showed me that it did by making a hit noise and a little POW cloud on the spot the enemy was hit. Not to mention the Gladiator’s 2000 DP hit that skewers your enemy, flings them around you, and then slams them down at your feet. You just can’t beat awesomeness like that. On a side note, there was one time in PvP when I skewered a guy and he stayed on my Polearm after he should have fallen off. I was able to hit him still with normal attacks afterwards but I don’t know if he was hitting me. Looked funny though.
-Scenery: If you’ve played Aion and it didn’t cripple your PC then you know what a visual orgasm is like. In most games there are little bugs (not malfunctions, insects and stuff) that you can’t touch. In Diablo 2 there are scorpions you can walk over, in WoW there are fish and maybe a bird or two, and other games have these little touches as well. They never look THAT good. Well in Aion they do. The game has a lot of detail.
-Gliding: Flying is overrated, anyone can press R to go up and F to go down or look up or down while holding forward. But can you make it from the top of the Pandaemonium staircase (outside of the auction house place) all the way down to the top of the stairs leading to the teleporter in one glide? Not everyone can, because they don’t get that while gliding pressing forward and backwards actually changes your tilt. This is an invaluable tool for a game with some open PvP. I’ve escaped countless times due to out-gliding my enemies.
-Being New: This is a big positive for any game I’m looking at. If I haven’t played it then I’ll want to even more. It’s the only reason I bought the game (and I really wanted to buy AoC at the time of shopping but they were not in stock). This isn’t really something good about the game, it’s just a reason why I liked it.
-Forced mob grinding: I know I’ve said here before how I used to use my Prima guide for DAoC and look up loot tables for low level mobs (I couldn’t level very high back then, not doing much better now either lol) until I found one that would drop a special item at a low percentage. I would then go and farm said mob until it dropped, sometimes til it dropped twice. I don’t know what it was about it that made me enjoy it so much, but it’s still there. Grinding mobs and finding phats is gewd. Doing quests for phats is more tiring. But a healthy mix of both is my preferred method. Aion did this rather well with limited quests and good respawn times/number of camps.

Dislikes
-Gold Farming sons of bitches: They were fucking everywhere. You switch channels to try and find a nice quiet instance without tons of fuckers named dfkjsdkf and they’re always there. Random tells, stores that are selling 1 shitty thing for millions of Kinah with a big annoying fucking shop message, and they monopolized some of the resources on the Broker so that they would only sell huge stacks at huge prices (so you can’t get 1 more worthy armor flux when you need it).
-Stupid fucking kids: Global channels are the dumbest fucking idea ever. Why is it needed? No matter what name you give the channel it will always turn into a little kids telling lame dick jokes (not even good dick jokes, srsly) channel. Always. Not to mention kids are fucking stupid and act like retards ingame by hitting your mobs, stealing your resource nodes, just generally being retarded fucks. I feel so apologetic to the people I abused when I was an annoying fucking retard MMO baby.
-Blandness: Sure everything is real pretty and shiny and sparkly, but give me some change, jesus christ. How long can you sit in the same scenery before you go crazy? For me it’s a little over a month (close to 172 hours played probably).
-Teh Grind: Of course it made the list. It wasn’t as bad as it’s been made out to be (though I know it will be in a few more levels, currently 29) but combo this with the Blandness and you have a recipe for me burning out.

So that’s it for Aion. I’ve said my peace and now you know why I played it and stopped playing it.

Huzzah!

Aion – The other white meat

I’m getting a little wary of Aion. I keep seeing all of this hullabaloo about the grind getting so horrible the further you get. I don’t think I’m seeing it yet, though I am probably getting close. I say this because the new areas I reach keep having fewer and fewer quests (I’ve since discovered the top half of Impetsium or whatever). What I’m wondering is how bad is it going to be in my eyes if at all?

That seems like part of the problem, that we only have a “bad thing” to look forward to. What are the positives to look forward to? I’ve heard nothing of the PvP quality except that it might be bad. I’ve heard of “rifting” as something to do but I don’t know what it is.

When did the MMO community get so negative? I’ve been trying to stay out of the mainstream opinion (pertaining to MMOs) but it seeks me out and finds me anyway. Here I am giving everything a chance and then some beta tester that probably didn’t test shit tells the world that this, this, and this sucks ass. Since the game company doesn’t tell anyone shit, this is the first thing anyone hears about it and our preconceptions become tainted. What the fuck is that bullshit?

Let’s use our jump to conclusions mat and say that the beta tester that didn’t test shit is some dumb kid whose first MMO (and probably only MMO) was WoW. Do you see where I’m going with this now? I hate to jump back on this train, but the scourge is spreading and it is important to talk about the 900 lb (or 90 stone for our “other” readers) gorilla in the corner throwing shit at everyone. Ever since the MMO community exploded and multiplied by about 10, I can’t play an MMO without running into some stupid effin WoW kids.

Aion is not excluded from this douchebaggery and that makes me sad and pissed off. Yesterday (Monday) I was doing a gathering quest to get 15 Kandula. I got fucked over left and right on this shit and god damn did it piss me off. There are mobs near this node, let me clear them away. Mid fight some shit bag walks right through me and steals my shit. So now to me, “It’s on!”, I hit my charge (sprint) spell and run to the next node, I’m at the node, it is all mine, yes! FUCK! I aggroed a mob, and now another shit bag that I sprinted passed is stealing my shit! Motherfucker! I need 3 fucking Kandula and its taking me way too long. I find one close to town and start harvesting. In between clicks to harvest, a level fucking 27 steals my fucking node! What the fuck.

Didn’t people used to show some god damn common courtesy? Didn’t people used to get into shit for impeding on a lower levels ability to do a quest? I didn’t try to report him because that’s not my style and I’m sure there are much more important issues for the GMs to handle, but god damn, what has this community devolved into? A bunch of lonely, shitty fucking give me now kids. And I hate it.

But thanks to the Change Channel option, I’m still able to have fun!

One weekend later

Well I got in ~26 hours this weekend and here is where I currently stand, or fly.

No comments at this time because I gotta get ready for work, but I wanna get further and see what is really up!