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Old 09-20-09, 02:26 AM   #109
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I created my Asmodian today.

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Old 09-20-09, 10:47 AM   #110
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Old 09-21-09, 12:39 AM   #111
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Well i played for about 7 hours straight today...got my guy to level 10, would have been higher but the servers are so overloaded really hard to complete any quests everyone fighting for spawns

I had a great time, no lag at all...but i lucked out and was able to log right in..i heard there are long que to login like ridiculous times 4 hours or so..

hopefully they fix that especially before tues
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Old 09-21-09, 07:33 AM   #112
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Tried the game out, got to level 11. No lag, server queues only in the first few hours. The game looks good and plays well, not quite accustomed to the strange setting and artwork yet but it really is very polished (for the most part). Lack of character customization (gameplay-wise) is a big downside to me, but the combat feels solid so far and most of the quests aren't too bad. Unfortunately the combat controls feel very clunky as is often the case in MMORPGs, but it is not as bad as a game like Conan for example and is still quite playable. My biggest complaints are how incredibly confusing the game is at the moment, and the lack of variety in questing zones (not artwork-wise, but how there is only one questing zone path).
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Old 09-21-09, 08:02 AM   #113
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The content to lvl 20 is more of a newbie zone. After that, you can choose from different areas to go to. One is PvE only, so you can kill in peace, the other is filled with rifts, which open from time to time for one side or the other and you can either go kill some people or defend against them. Once you hit lvl 25, there's another way to level up and that is through Abyss.

Character customization is done through manastones, godstones and stigmas. It gets better and you have more options with higher level.

So far, I think the launch went really well. I could login after 2 minutes since the announcement of going live, sure all ten channels were crowded, but because I was already pretty familiar with that place it wasn't that hard to get everything done. I think it took me 3 hrs to hit lvl 10, which is not bad at all, considering it normaly takes 2 hrs, if you are alone. By the way, sometime tomorrow we should be able claim our pre-order bonuses, so that will speed things up a little bit more.
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Old 09-21-09, 08:54 AM   #114
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So far, I think the launch went really well. I could login after 2 minutes since the announcement of going live, sure all ten channels were crowded, but because I was already pretty familiar with that place it wasn't that hard to get everything done. I think it took me 3 hrs to hit lvl 10, which is not bad at all, considering it normaly takes 2 hrs, if you are alone. By the way, sometime tomorrow we should be able claim our pre-order bonuses, so that will speed things up a little bit more.

Having never played it before, I didn't have any trouble finding my way around and questing. There was almost no lag at all and aside from some long queues shortly after the launch, the servers were 100% stable. Easily the smoothest and best launch I've ever seen in an MMORPG. The level of polish surprised me too - I know the game has been around for a while in Korea (and wherever else) but the localization was done very well.

This is the only MMORPG since WoW that I would seriously consider renewing my sub for after the initial free month. I have no plans to stop playing WoW though, and I don't know if I'll be up for paying two MMO subs a month. We'll see.
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Old 09-22-09, 01:24 AM   #115
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Is this game a big guild fest or is it decent for casual players like myself who don't have a TON of time on their hands?

I'm interested in this game, but I don't want to have to be tied down all the time just to get anywhere. I hated WOW because of the time constraints and people griping all the time.
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Old 09-22-09, 03:02 AM   #116
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v3rninater, it isn't going to happen in an online multiplayer game. If you just make stuff to easy to do, with minimal people to do it with, everyone will have everything and no one will keep playing.

Also there is a reason for guilds.. and they are Bads. Bads are the bane of pugging and casual play. The only fix to Bads is by making the game so easy, you win just by showing up.

Wow has done a pretty amazing job over the last 5 years to make a superb leveling experience.. and I would be shocked..SHOCKED it aion had anything like it. Aion will start out with tough edges just like every other MMO, but NCsoft has a ton of experience with MMOs now.

My only issue is..you get your wings at level 10, isn't this going to cheapen alot of the experience? While flying is great in wow, I still feel experiencing the land on foot, then by land mounts, THEN flying is what made it so memorable.
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Old 09-22-09, 03:32 AM   #117
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The game has been out for over a year in Korea, so it is pretty polished. You can solo well, you can even hit lvl 50, but you need a group here and there. Quests will give you enough experience untill lvl 25 (that's as far as I've gotten), but you really have to do all of them, otherwise you will have to grind. Grouping for elites is not a bad idea if you miss some XP.

Flight in Aion is limited to certain zones/areas, so to help with this there are also flight paths, depending on the area. Using a flight path to get to an area will not exhaust your aether as you are using some form of spiritual bird rather than your own wings. It is a much faster means of travel than standard flight. You really get to use your wings after you hit lvl 25 in the Abyss. But even though you cannot fly in some areas, you can always glide. It helps to move faster in questing, to lose aggro or you can use it to catch up to enemies.
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Old 09-22-09, 08:15 AM   #118
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the login que are really starting to irk me....only time I can play is when I get home from work..which is primetime

I understand this is a new game so hope this gets better

have not been able to play much due to that login que
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Old 09-22-09, 10:07 AM   #119
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I absolutly adore this game.. as some say this is the smoothest MMO release i have seen. My 2 and half years of waiting is well paid off.. If anyone is in Lumiel server look me up Famorak, Cleric ...
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I absolutly adore this game.. as some say this is the smoothest MMO release i have seen. My 2 and half years of waiting is well paid off.. If anyone is in Lumiel server look me up Famorak, Cleric ...
I am on Lumiel as well..I will will look you up if I can get on I am playing an assassin, asmo side
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