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Aion: Ascension 'Truly Free' Announced

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  • acidbloodacidblood melbournePosts: 265Member Uncommon

    Sounds good, and I did enjoy Aion... but I'm thinking it's going to be too little too late.

  • Necrosaro420Necrosaro420 Louisville, KYPosts: 31Member

    But, But, But this game was so awesome and was the WoW killer.  Now they cant even get subscriptions so have to give it away.

  • ronpackronpack North Charleston, SCPosts: 138Member
    this is great news :)
  • OnomasOnomas Rock Hill, SCPosts: 1,128Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by acidblood

    Sounds good, and I did enjoy Aion... but I'm thinking it's going to be too little too late.

    They say that about all games released last few years lol. TOR was to be a WOW killer also, didnt quite get there.

    Problem is all the games feel, look, play, and experience the same way now because they are trying to copy WOW. Once a game like Archeage for example comes out, its new to many (not old timers), has tons more features, has every aspect of real life in a mmo., and so much more................it might change the market.

  • RohnRohn Saint Peters, MOPosts: 3,740Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Vyeth

    NCsoft to Enmasse: I'll see your one, and raise you two..

    Theres going to be alot of people saying how they will not play this, but I assure you.. After seeing what happened to the Lineage 2 servers when they went F2P, people will be there and it will be packed..

    Not sure what this means for TERA, since the games are graphically similar.. Guess it just comes down to how the player prefers to fight..




     

     

    Personally, I'm interested in TERA for the combat style and the political system.  The art styles are very similar, but doesn't have any bearing on my interest.

    Hell hath no fury like an MMORPG player scorned.

  • xSagaixSagai Baton Rouge, LAPosts: 94Member

    Originally posted by Mannish

    I must say that I am glad to see this because NC Soft's Truly Free Method is hands down the best. 


     

    QFT

    Despite its faults, Aion is the one game I always come back to. It has always been a solid game and 3.0 will bring a lot of great changes. New dungeons, fortress, mounts and player housing to name a few.

  • AI724AI724 Lansdale, PAPosts: 208Member Uncommon

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! Thank you thank you thank you!

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  • cybertruckercybertrucker Pensacola, FLPosts: 1,119Member
    Interesting news indeed. If it wasn't for people running around looking like Bozo the Clown using lolllipops for weapons with all the retarded unimmersive costumes they added, I might have actually gave Aion another go. The game itself I enjoyed, and despite it having amazing graphics. The costume options as well as things like mumus running around killed this game for me
  • SkuallSkuall UnknowPosts: 1,281Member Uncommon

    there isnt IP-block on gameforge servers right?

    makes sense that USA aion is going f2p too.

  • JudgeUKJudgeUK Posts: 847Member Uncommon

    Scratches head..

    Am I correct in saying it's ftp but with a lvl 40 limit ?

    And returning players (probably with lvl 55 characters) get ftp just for 2 weeks?

  • dadante666dadante666 buford, GAPosts: 404Member Common

    lol go to website and read the game gonna be totally free  ,im really not suprise knowing alrdy lot of p2p games going to die whit the coming of gw2

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  • JudgeUKJudgeUK Posts: 847Member Uncommon

    Ah, I went to the Aion site.

    But as i'm in England I went to the EU (UK) site - and ran into a NCfail hate storm on the forums about the EU getting shafted again.

    Seems to be that this is only US at the moment, although I can't seeing it staying that way, as EU players will just switch to the US servers.

  • XasapisXasapis VolosPosts: 5,561Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by dadante666

    lol go to website and read the game gonna be totally free  ,im really not suprise knowing alrdy lot of p2p games going to die whit the coming of gw2

    Considering that GW2 is coming out from the same parent company, doesn't it make more sense that NCsoft is converting all their games into the GW2 model?

  • YuuiYuui KaunasPosts: 723Member

    Originally posted by JudgeUK

    Scratches head..

    Am I correct in saying it's ftp but with a lvl 40 limit ?

    And returning players (probably with lvl 55 characters) get ftp just for 2 weeks?




     

    Thats european model.

    The NCSOFT version Aion "Truly Free" will be in every way similar to their L2 "Trully Free" :)

     

    No limitations at all.

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  • itchmonitchmon west islip, NYPosts: 1,714Member Uncommon

    if it is like what they did with L2, it'll be great.

     

    it's at least in the ballpark of the turbine systems regarding f2p systems if not even better.



     

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  • itchmonitchmon west islip, NYPosts: 1,714Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by itchmon

    if it is like what they did with L2, it'll be great.

     

    it's at least in the ballpark of the turbine systems regarding f2p systems if not even better.




     

     

    RIP Ribbitribbitt you are missed, kid.

    Currently Playing EVE, DFUW

    Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed.

    Dwight D Eisenhower

    My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.

    Henry Rollins

  • TyvolusNextTyvolusNext Gimpy, NVPosts: 192Member

    Originally posted by JudgeUK

    Scratches head..

    Am I correct in saying it's ftp but with a lvl 40 limit ?

    And returning players (probably with lvl 55 characters) get ftp just for 2 weeks?




     

    I dont think you could be more clueless if you tried.

  • nhatnhat york, PAPosts: 114Member Uncommon

    So basically this is Buy To Play now since the free trial only goes to 40? Hey I'm down with that!

  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,181Member Uncommon

    They burnt their bridge with me, with probably the worst customer support I have experienced in any game.  Even free won't get me to try it again.

    And it is not even close to Turbine's design.  How you could even imagine that is beyond me.

  • Ramonski7Ramonski7 Aurora, ILPosts: 2,656Member Uncommon
    I'll be there to check it out when it goes Truly Free. Can't say I'm a fan of the ridiculous costumes and weapon skins though. Oh well at least they know when they're beaten.

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  • Sector13Sector13 New Providence, PAPosts: 687Member

    Originally posted by nhat

    So basically this is Buy To Play now since the free trial only goes to 40? Hey I'm down with that!




     

    The 40 limit is only for the event before it goes F2P officially.

  • HALO13HALO13 Sandy, UTPosts: 6Member

    Coolest Game ever!   Nothing else out there holds my attention like this one.   They all fail misserably next to this one.  Thank you Korea.

  • SukiyakiSukiyaki GreenwichPosts: 1,398Member Uncommon

    Haha, Id say some more nails on TERAs coffin ...

    They'll likely release it just a few weeks after TERA and abuse it as free advertisement when most people are through with all of TERAs bits of content and bored. Now after SWTOR and WoW the most popular MMORPG goes F2P to reboost its success and take a second dump on those numerous P2W/pay-real-content F2P wannabes. L2 took the first one as an almost decade old game.

    Aion could have easily continued for 4-5 years before reaching the same state as L2 when it was still P2P, if not longer. I dont know how but even when it was effectively just one month L2s revenues where boosted by more than  +3 Million $ after its Western F2P release. Thats +30% they made in the West in general before it. They apparently dont want to wait for the big cash from Aion. Rather turn a stable P2P game into a even more successful F2P one. They have the numbers. Why care for some fearmonger/other games fans trying to throw it into the pot of games that turned F2P because they failed and couldnt survive anymore?

    NCSofts "Truely free" appears to turn out much more profitable than it sounds. People seem to be fed up with paying 50 bucks for a gamebox, another 50 for some neccessary expansionpacks and then even monthly fees just to try the real game and then realize they where ripped off, blended by hype and ads, fooled by paid reviews, fooled by their friends and wasted their money on a boring subpar game. Thats where "truely f2p" gives player the opportunity to test the game (not just a little glimps of it) and when you realize its good enough, continue and invest into all kind of extras.

    But certainly GW2 payment model plays a major role either.

    Though gameforges" free = full access but slow motion progress" was probably more safe to ensure stable revenues from effectively goldsubscription instead of the shop. But there never where  any gamebreaking items before (and dont come at me with this joke calling temporary supplements sales "gamebreaking", those are far from gamebreaking if even noticeable) so its still open if anything of that sort will happen.

    Just throwin in: Remember all the cries about "ZERG WINS!"? Now ... how could this game ever become "pay2win" anyway as some hater already call for, when the numbers are supposed to win? Numbers in a free to play game! => My social/leading skills >>>>>> Your money for (nonexistant) pay2win items :) Irony of fate how past bitching about the game now destroys the haters newest plans.

     

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