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So, despite playing Aion in OB and almost falling into a coma from boredom and then badmouthing the game for about a month on this forum, I will be buying the game today or tomorrow and starting up a toon tomorrow at launch. Why? Well, Aion has a few things going for it:
1. it works- this is the biggest. No other major mmorpg released in the last 2 years really works as intended. Maybe champions online, but they can't seem to figure out what they want to do with that game and a sharded server is not really an MMORPG to me. If you never see the same people you might-as-well be playing a single player game if you ask me.
2. I've already played through pretty much everything worth playing, including months in LOTRO, WoW, ffxi and even a couple in Warhammer.
That's about it, really. I'm not really excited about grinding the beginning quests which all seemed pretty much the same to me, but hopefully the rumor that things pick up with PVP at 20 or 25 turns out to be true.
Is there anyone else in the same boat as me?
Whoever came up with this release date for NA for Aion is a genius. It's right when everything worth playing is stale and anything really exciting isn't scheduled to be released for months.