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Is Aion failure in 2010?

DecessDecess Member Posts: 2

Aion is nominated for 7 prizes at MMOsite Reader's Choice Awards 2010. However, the result of the current phase shows total failure of Aion. The votes Aion got is laughably few.



http://contest.mmosite.com/gameprize/webapps/index.php#Aion

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  • terroniterroni Member Posts: 935

    MMOSite is a horrid horrid site.

    F2P games direct their players there.

    Good games generally don't.

    So any results are pretty useless.

    Drop the next-gen marketing and people will argue if the game itself has merit.

  • dreamscaperdreamscaper Member UncommonPosts: 1,592

    Originally posted by terroni

    MMOSite is a horrid horrid site.

    F2P games direct their players there.

    Good games generally don't.

    So any results are pretty useless.

    This. ^

    <3

  • zonzaizonzai Member Posts: 358

    I don't know if it is a failure or not but I do know that I am glad that I only paid $12 for it. 

     

    Aion seems to be an old school MMO with a slow leveling rate mostly dependant upon grinding away at mobs and has a high dependency on items.  Most "western MMOs" (i.e. massively successful MMOs) have shunned these things in favor of a faster-paced less gear-dependant design. 

     

    Then again the whole "skill matters" idea is a bit too new to blame Aion devs for not catching on to and the whole gear trumps skill approach is pretty much standard fair for a Korean game. Though NCSoft could have just looked at the success of Guild Wars to see this shift in game approach.  Its hard to do well in today's MMO filled environment if you don't pay attention to the trends, let alone without having a really strong first year showing.

     

    The armor is really cool and the character customization is amazing.  Flight is pretty fun too (or could be if were less restrained).  In the end, I don't know if it is a failure. I do know that it certainly wasn't the success that NCSoft hoped it would be and I know that I'm losing interest in it surprisingly quickly.

  • EricDanieEricDanie Member UncommonPosts: 2,238

    Originally posted by dreamscaper

    Originally posted by terroni

    MMOSite is a horrid horrid site.

    F2P games direct their players there.

    Good games generally don't.

    So any results are pretty useless.

    This. ^

    Have to agree with this. MMOSite goes to the point of IMO making MMORPG.com's F2P column look impartial.

    Anyway it is #2 on the Best of P2P list losing only to WoW, which had me laugh a bit considering Ragnarok Online is still listed as P2P, TCoS and Hellgate still exist (or have been re-released already) and that does server to prove the favoritism towards F2P.

  • foulu625foulu625 Member Posts: 177

    Originally posted by fugue14

    asian garbage

    Quoted for absolute truth.

  • dreamscaperdreamscaper Member UncommonPosts: 1,592

    Originally posted by foulu625

    Originally posted by fugue14

    asian garbage

    Quoted for absolute truth.

    Hardly. This 'asian garbage' is better than 99% of the MMOs listed on this site.

    <3

  • skepticalskeptical Member Posts: 357

    Originally posted by dreamscaper

    Originally posted by foulu625


    Originally posted by fugue14

    asian garbage

    Quoted for absolute truth.

    Hardly. This 'asian garbage' is better than 99% of the MMOs listed on this site.

    Most MMO's today are garbage. Aion is just one more piece of trash piled up in the landfill that is the current MMO industry.

  • SwaneaSwanea Member UncommonPosts: 2,401

    Everyone agrees the game was bad.

     

    The true question is, which game is worse...This or the new FF?

  • orlacorlac Member Posts: 549

    Seems like only yesterday this site was full of people saying Aion is the greatest game ever. 

  • HekketHekket Member Posts: 905

    I'm going to give blade and soul a shot.

    If that ends up being  a stinker too, then I'm officially done with south east asian MMOs.

  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 29,200

    Originally posted by Swanea

    Everyone agrees the game was bad.

     

    The true question is, which game is worse...This or the new FF?

    Everyone? I like Aion. And actually I like the new FF also.

    So not really everyone.

  • gauge2k3gauge2k3 Member Posts: 442

    Originally posted by Sovrath

    Originally posted by Swanea

    Everyone agrees the game was bad.

     

    The true question is, which game is worse...This or the new FF?

    Everyone? I like Aion. And actually I like the new FF also.

    So not really everyone.

    I liked the game too.  I agreed with my wife to come back when they fixed two things.  The 2 gig memory break limit (fixed) and melee flight (introducing ground abyss is not fixing it).

    Once they fix flight melee I'll be resubbing.

  • Alchemist322Alchemist322 Member Posts: 51

    Originally posted by Hekket

    I'm going to give blade and soul a shot.

    If that ends up being  a stinker too, then I'm officially done with south east asian MMOs.

    Um Korea isn't in South East Asia, just so's you know.

  • dreamscaperdreamscaper Member UncommonPosts: 1,592

    Originally posted by Swanea

    Everyone agrees the game was bad.

     

    The true question is, which game is worse...This or the new FF?

    Yes, I'm sure the 4million+ people playing Aion think it's simply terribad and should be taken down immediately...

     

    I realize the game isn't for everyone, but trying to make the game look like a failure simply because you don't like it only makes you look silly.

    <3

  • HekketHekket Member Posts: 905

    Originally posted by Alchemist322

    Originally posted by Hekket

    I'm going to give blade and soul a shot.

    If that ends up being  a stinker too, then I'm officially done with south east asian MMOs.

    Um Korea isn't in South East Asia, just so's you know.

     

    K, I'll rephrase that for you then:

    then I'm officially done with Asian MMOs.

    Done.

  • Kaijin2k3Kaijin2k3 Member Posts: 558

    Aion is definitely not a failure globally. In the West? Maybe. It depends who you talk to and their expectations.

  • stayontargetstayontarget Member RarePosts: 6,515

    Is Aion a failure ? 

    NO but like all the other games on the market, it's not for everyone.

    Velika: City of Wheels: Among the mortal races, the humans were the only one that never built cities or great empires; a curse laid upon them by their creator, Gidd, forced them to wander as nomads for twenty centuries...

  • foulu625foulu625 Member Posts: 177

    Originally posted by Rynne

    Originally posted by foulu625


    Originally posted by dreamscaper


    Originally posted by Swanea

    Everyone agrees the game was bad.

     

    The true question is, which game is worse...This or the new FF?

    Yes, I'm sure the 4million+ people playing Aion think it's simply terribad and should be taken down immediately...

     

    I realize the game isn't for everyone, but trying to make the game look like a failure simply because you don't like it only makes you look silly.

    Since when did furries, 4channers, and the creepy anime obsessed become people? Not to mention the asian market, they haven't produced entertainment significantly different in decades (including those obnoxious tv shows), it's a rehash of a rehash repeating indefinitely. Due to the culture there, they're completely ok doing the same thing a million times provided that's what others are doing.

    This and FF14 should be the extra little ammo in the "stop buying crap from asia already" canon. Of course, it's difficult to detract the perverts and demented from what essentially might as well be their homeland.

    That has to be the worst comment I've ever read on this site..

    Well with your sig, I'm comfortable with that. 

  • foulu625foulu625 Member Posts: 177

    Originally posted by Rynne

    Originally posted by foulu625


    Originally posted by demonic87


    Originally posted by foulu625


    Originally posted by dreamscaper


    Originally posted by Swanea

    Everyone agrees the game was bad.

     

    The true question is, which game is worse...This or the new FF?

    Yes, I'm sure the 4million+ people playing Aion think it's simply terribad and should be taken down immediately...

     

    I realize the game isn't for everyone, but trying to make the game look like a failure simply because you don't like it only makes you look silly.

    Since when did furries, 4channers, and the creepy anime obsessed become people? Not to mention the asian market, they haven't produced entertainment significantly different in decades (including those obnoxious tv shows), it's a rehash of a rehash repeating indefinitely. Due to the culture there, they're completely ok doing the same thing a million times provided that's what others are doing.

    This and FF14 should be the extra little ammo in the "stop buying crap from asia already" canon. Of course, it's difficult to detract the perverts and demented from what essentially might as well be their homeland.

    Thats like saying black and asian people aren't people. You are very, very wrong.

    How is that like saying that at all? It's not exactly hidden that they just repeat the same thing time and time again, or that perversion is huge within their fields and entertainment. Or that many that are into all that are sexual deviants. Very different from the racism you're accusing me of. 

    Or that 4channers and people who are watching anime are not people..? Way to go, sir

    People that post pictures of kiddie porn or gruesome deaths are not people. People that watch anime generally aren't. Or they don't mind watching/doing the same rehashed thing time and time again. Not only has the art style not changed since the 40s, neither have the stories or cliche of any of them. There are those that do get bored in that the cartoons are just making them too darned turned on, so they make yaoi or hentai out of them. Yeah, completely normal and not at all a bad thing. zzzzzzzzzzz....

  • demonic87demonic87 Member UncommonPosts: 438

    Originally posted by foulu625

    Originally posted by Rynne


    Originally posted by foulu625


    Originally posted by demonic87


    Originally posted by foulu625


    Originally posted by dreamscaper


    Originally posted by Swanea

    Everyone agrees the game was bad.

     

    The true question is, which game is worse...This or the new FF?

    Yes, I'm sure the 4million+ people playing Aion think it's simply terribad and should be taken down immediately...

     

    I realize the game isn't for everyone, but trying to make the game look like a failure simply because you don't like it only makes you look silly.

    Since when did furries, 4channers, and the creepy anime obsessed become people? Not to mention the asian market, they haven't produced entertainment significantly different in decades (including those obnoxious tv shows), it's a rehash of a rehash repeating indefinitely. Due to the culture there, they're completely ok doing the same thing a million times provided that's what others are doing.

    This and FF14 should be the extra little ammo in the "stop buying crap from asia already" canon. Of course, it's difficult to detract the perverts and demented from what essentially might as well be their homeland.

    Thats like saying black and asian people aren't people. You are very, very wrong.

    How is that like saying that at all? It's not exactly hidden that they just repeat the same thing time and time again, or that perversion is huge within their fields and entertainment. Or that many that are into all that are sexual deviants. Very different from the racism you're accusing me of. 

    Or that 4channers and people who are watching anime are not people..? Way to go, sir

    People that post pictures of kiddie porn or gruesome deaths are not people. People that watch anime generally aren't. Or they don't mind watching/doing the same rehashed thing time and time again. Not only has the art style not changed since the 40s, neither have the stories or cliche of any of them. There are those that do get bored in that the cartoons are just making them too darned turned on, so they make yaoi or hentai out of them. Yeah, completely normal and not at all a bad thing. zzzzzzzzzzz....

    You generalizing the 5% or so of 4channers as the majority. People who watch anime are everyday people like you and me, what's the difference between anime or the normal tv or movies you watch?

  • VexeVexe Member Posts: 549

    I have feeing that these numbers aren't kosher. Allods, 25-29 votes. Aion got 600 or so which is pretty decent. But dynasty warriors online got over 6000 votes. There are games on there I've never even heard of. I don't trust this a bit.

  • AldersAlders Member RarePosts: 2,193

    There's no denying Aion is a failure in the west.

    On the other hand, it's ridiculously popular on private servers. That's mostly due to the elimination of all the things that people don't enjoy from retail though.

    While i enjoyed in 1000 times more than FFXIV, it still doesn't offer enough content to be worth a monthly fee.

  • foulu625foulu625 Member Posts: 177

    Originally posted by Alders

    There's no denying Aion is a failure in the west.

    On the other hand, it's ridiculously popular on private servers. That's mostly due to the elimination of all the things that people don't enjoy from retail though.

    While i enjoyed in 1000 times more than FFXIV, it still doesn't offer enough content to be worth a monthly fee.

    Monster Squad avatar = instant win. 

  • Lathander81Lathander81 Member Posts: 611

    Originally posted by Sukiyaki

    So ranking close behind the supposedly most popular game in a popularity survey makes Aion a failure.

    "Hurr Aion is bad and a failure. Its a fact cuz Id really like it to be one. Just look at the facts! Cuz its a fact, what I said is true and u cant deny it. Hurr I won the argument! I so smart and witty!"

    Makes perfect sense.

    This just makes me laugh. I think this should be enough to close this thread for trolling. If your rated right after WOW that would make you the best new thing since not a failure. Funny...

  • AldersAlders Member RarePosts: 2,193

    Originally posted by foulu625

    Originally posted by Alders

    There's no denying Aion is a failure in the west.

    On the other hand, it's ridiculously popular on private servers. That's mostly due to the elimination of all the things that people don't enjoy from retail though.

    While i enjoyed in 1000 times more than FFXIV, it still doesn't offer enough content to be worth a monthly fee.

    Monster Squad avatar = instant win. 

    I'm also a film buff, <3?

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