Discussion in 'MMOs' started by Xyph, May 17, 2009.
Hi, any aussie legion I can join? Me on tiamat. Cheers
Back into this game now. New class introduced. Giant mech riding Daeva. Interesting class
New content update to Aion (4.7) comes out this Wednesday.
The OCAU legion is dead as most players moved over to GW2 when it came out. Those of us left on Siel moved over to a new legion called <Aussie Alliance> and play most week nights.
Thanks for reminding me, I need to log in to pay the rent on my house
This is really important, and you should do it even if you are not quite sure you are going to play Aion again, just in case.
/EDIT You don't have to install/run the game to do this if you have removed it, just go to the link above.
I played in 2010, wonder if I should
If you haven't played Aion since 2010 you should give it a go, there is a stack more content now. A lot of the early level grind is gone. They have been doing two content updates a year roughly, that is adding new maps, instances, etc. they even added 3 new character classes since 2010, and of course now there are no subscription fees, it's all free to play.
So being bored of wow and waiting for heavensward my bro and I have jumped back into aion. I have finally seen another dungeon other than haramel
I know this is probably going to get me some hate but I like that they removed the grind. Another thing that is helping me is I found a class I like. I recreated for the 3rd time and am now a songweaver and loving it
Aion 4.8 update goes live tonight.
Here is a link to the official patch notes:
Lots of changes, some 47 pages of them!
SongWeaver class looks like the one to go for, lots of improvements.
Wow these guys are pretty good when it comes to updating this game, Keeping it alive all this time.
Aion 5.0 - Echoes of Eternity
Aion 5.0 - Echoes of Eternity - came out last week.
Patch notes are here:
The level cap has been raised from 65 to 75, but it gets exponentially harder as you level, kind of like Diablo II. It will take many months to get to L75.
I think the idea is to stop people playing a dozen alt characters, and stick to developing their main toon.
Aion 6.2 has been announced for North American players which means us. It starts on October 24th. 2018.
There is still the "OCAU" legion on the KT server Elyos side, and an "Overclockers Australia" legion on the KT server Asmo side.
Aion 6.2 is a big change, we skipped over 6.0 that the Koreans got, and went straight to 6.2.
Some key differences are:
No more grind, you can get a new toon to max level 80 in a weekend if you know what you are doing.
Gear has been reset, and simplified for both PvE and PvP into 3 main types. (They got rid of all the Archdaeva crap)
Yellow = Basic
Purple = Better
Red = Best.
You buy the yellow gear with Genetic medals you earn from daily or weekly quests, and you farm enchantment stones and materials to get you gear up to +15 then upgrade it to the next gear level. ie. yellow -> purple -> red
That means no pay to win gear, you can't trade the new gear on the broker either.
There is craftable gear but it's not quite as good as the gear you can earn in game from quest rewards, but it's still pretty good.
The kinah currency and abyss point systems have been revamped, so nobody will have a great financial/points advantage upon 6.2 launch.
New map of course called "Lakram" it's similar to what Katalam was. ie. split 50/50 Elyos Asmo sides with camps to conquer and forts.
The main thing is they got rid of the grind, which has plagued Aion for over a year, causing a lot of people to leave.
People that haven't played for a couple of years can get their toons up to max level 80 quickly, and roll the newer classes they haven't tried yet.
Aion 7.7 patch goes live tonight.
More complexity and gear imbalance between the haves and the have nots.
I won't be playing it, deleting all my toons to stop wasting time trying to compete against hackers and pay to win players.
There is still an OCAU legion on Katalam/Elyos side but it's pretty quiet.
Most people went to Guildwars 2
I saw this somewhere the other day, and thought about reinstalling it. It looks like at some point between 2013 and Now, they must have purged inactive accounts, because my account doesn't seem to exist anymore.
I have not played Aion in years... It's a game I've always wanted to love but I just can't for various reasons. I originally started playing back when it had a sub fee so I've had this game for a looooong time. I have a bunch of good memories from this game so I'm sad to hear it's gone so heavily pay to win
i played this game in Beta,played for a few years then stopped have tried to get back into it is it worth really playing now?
Well, looks like we are getting Aion Classic on June 23rd.
Aion Classic is the way Aion 1.0 was when it was first launched.
The game drifted towards pay to win model over the past 12 years, also with needless complexity, which pissed a lot of players off.
So NCsoft decided to release the original Aion 1.0 as a subscription service called Aion Classic, and it's a huge success in Korea since it went live in November 2020, now it's our turn.
A bit expensive at $15US per month, but I guess money is worth a lot less nowadays than it was back in 2009.
I will give Classic a try for a few months, see if it's feels good.
Aion 7.9 will keep doing it's P2W thing in parallel, but I expect a lot of old timers to flock to Classic instead. There are just too many problems with 7.9.
Ahhh, This will not end well.
12 years is a long time to look back, and in doing so, Rose Coloured glasses are the predominant filter, Unless the bring in some of the QOL stuff that was added further down the track, this is not going to be the success that Wow Classic was.
i have collectors edition on my shelf i really enjoyed the game,,ive played ever now and then i will give it a go..
Aion Classic might go well, it has in Korea already.
The problem with the current Aion 7.9 is, that over 12 years, they kept adding more gear complexity with each patch, it became to hard for casual players to acquire all the parts for a competitive equipment setup (unless they spent $ thousands on P2W purchases), resulting in most players getting "one shot'ed" in almost any world PvP encounter. and most PvP instances. The equipment gap grew huge.
The appeal of vastly reduced equipment requirements in the original Aion, is strong.