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Why more people are not talking about AION (NA) and its F2P model?

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  • eye_meye_m Member UncommonPosts: 3,317
    I like Aion, and I love the total free thing they've got going, but I'm just not feeling the desire to play.  When you grind away at something for too long, and you finally complete it, it's tough to start the next.

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  • reeereeereeereee Member UncommonPosts: 1,636
    Aion's graphics are still pretty top of the line, it has an amazing amount of PvP content, and some of the best character customization anywhere.  But between enchanting, socketing, and the heavy use of consumable this game is very unfriendly to people who haven't been playing for years, which is likely why it is in decline.
  • mrrshann618mrrshann618 Member UncommonPosts: 279

    You like PvP, this game is great, at higher levels, but expect magic/range to dominate many times.

    You like casual, don't bother (imho)

    You like quests, don't bother after level 20ish, most turn into "kill us 25 critters" and you do that up to 100 times to get credit

    Character customization, well I'm sick of seeing "Big Eyes, Small Mouth" cutsie anime chicks, but you can do ANYTHING so I'm more against the people who do it rather than the customization myself

     

    On the other hand NcSoft can suck a lemon for every time they "decide" to shut down a game for "no reason" so I'm no longer bothering with this game (even though I've been playing since beta) thanks to games like Tabula Rasa and CoX.

     

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  • CreampajCreampaj Member Posts: 10
    Originally posted by reeereee
    Aion's graphics are still pretty top of the line, it has an amazing amount of PvP content, and some of the best character customization anywhere.  But between enchanting, socketing, and the heavy use of consumable this game is very unfriendly to people who haven't been playing for years, which is likely why it is in decline.

    Agree about the graphics. How many games actually have BETTER graphics?

    Tera, GW2 and...?

  • BlueTiger33BlueTiger33 Member Posts: 158

    The F2P model is decent. It gives a lot to those who can't afford to spend a dime on a game for whatever reason. Although for good reason you can't get end game gear for free, I do like this game's F2P model. It sets apart distinctly what you can get and what you can't get and it tells you upfront. It's like a lot of other F2P games in which you are basically on an extended trial since you can't really do any type of end game w/out spending some cash.

     

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  • snapfusionsnapfusion Member Posts: 954
    How does playing an entire game for free make the industry better.  How about not expecting free stuff in your life and instead paying for someone else's hard work.
  • snapfusionsnapfusion Member Posts: 954
    Originally posted by Creampaj
    Originally posted by reeereee
    Aion's graphics are still pretty top of the line, it has an amazing amount of PvP content, and some of the best character customization anywhere.  But between enchanting, socketing, and the heavy use of consumable this game is very unfriendly to people who haven't been playing for years, which is likely why it is in decline.

    Agree about the graphics. How many games actually have BETTER graphics?

    Tera, GW2 and...?

    Graphics are washed out, game makes excessive use of ambient light and pastels.  I have never liked the graphics in this game, they are no better than the average F2P.  Its not the Cryengines fault its the designers.  The game world simply has not depth.

  • GrailerGrailer Member UncommonPosts: 893

    They don't understand , I don't care if the game is $50 a month to play , if its good I will pay.

     

    Clearly Aion isn't even good enough for me to play for free :)

     

     

  • SpellforgedSpellforged Member UncommonPosts: 458
    It's been nearly a year and a half since the game went Free to Play.  Most people already know about it and there's not much to talk about anymore.  There was a ton of buzz about it last year though.

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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 30,648
    Originally posted by Murugan
     

    If it is so great, then where is all the awesome content that this wonderful free to play model has brought to the game.

     

    A game running on life support is not impressive no matter how "free" it is.

    There's something like six new instances the whole housing land/system and  in August we are getting two new classes, whole new area, new instances and quests some of them pvp quests, new fortresses, New face templates and options.

    Life support means "nothing new is added to the game".

     

     

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  • MardukkMardukk Member RarePosts: 2,222
    I don't play or talk about Aion as it is linear quest hubbing at its worst. The ftp matrix is very nice...but I can't tolerate linear quest hubs anymore. TSW and GW2 took steps away from this mind numbing design, thankfully.
  • ChrisboxChrisbox Member UncommonPosts: 1,729
    I LOVED the game at launch.  They killed it, hence why its f2p.  Could've been so good the PvPvE seiges and story..but nope, killed it.  

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  • CreampajCreampaj Member Posts: 10
    Originally posted by snapfusion
    Originally posted by Creampaj
    Originally posted by reeereee
    Aion's graphics are still pretty top of the line, it has an amazing amount of PvP content, and some of the best character customization anywhere.  But between enchanting, socketing, and the heavy use of consumable this game is very unfriendly to people who haven't been playing for years, which is likely why it is in decline.

    Agree about the graphics. How many games actually have BETTER graphics?

    Tera, GW2 and...?

    Graphics are washed out, game makes excessive use of ambient light and pastels.  I have never liked the graphics in this game, they are no better than the average F2P.  Its not the Cryengines fault its the designers.  The game world simply has not depth.

    Tbh it's WAY better than most of the new f2p games. I'm playing on highest possible graphics and it looks A LOT better than pretty much all new f2p-games.

    But it's a matter of personal taste I guess.

  • redcappredcapp Member Posts: 722
    Originally posted by Grailer

    They don't understand , I don't care if the game is $50 a month to play , if its good I will pay.

     

    Clearly Aion isn't even good enough for me to play for free :)

     

     

    Yeah.  This isn't news.  What's there to discuss?

  • theoneandonlytheoneandonly Member Posts: 102
    Can i add sweetFx to it? cant find exe file ((((
  • waynejr2waynejr2 Member EpicPosts: 7,768
    Originally posted by Grailer

    They don't understand , I don't care if the game is $50 a month to play , if its good I will pay.

     

    Clearly Aion isn't even good enough for me to play for free :)

     

     

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  • itchmonitchmon Member RarePosts: 1,998

    the nc models (l2 and aion) are really good f2p modles; among the best with turbine and Tera.

     

    the games are pretty good too...  l2 is old but it's got a lot of neat features unfound in other games.  and aion has a lot of little bits in it that other games in its class lack, such as the flight mechanism and housing.

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  • DoogiehowserDoogiehowser Member Posts: 1,873
    Originally posted by Grailer

    They don't understand , I don't care if the game is $50 a month to play , if its good I will pay.

     

    Clearly Aion isn't even good enough for me to play for free :)

     

     

    Heard that all the time that if game is 'good' i will pay 50 bucks for it but since 'good' is so subjective and hard to get even few people agree on what is 'good' MMO ...it is nothing more than just a figment of your imagination. This 'good' MMO will never exist because players are fickle minded and themselves do not know what they want.

    By the way topic wasn't about why you don't want to play but about the amazing "F2P' model which is the best so far compared to any other F2P game out there. 

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  • Tyvolus4Tyvolus4 Member UncommonPosts: 192
    Originally posted by arctarus
    I believed that op is talking a out the f2p model, and not the game itself. To answer the question, maybe because they didn't announce like swtor did, how much more income they earn when they turn f2p. Ppl will look at your earnings and judge whether your f2p is successful or not I guess. Personally, I like aion f2p model, its the best, rather than charging you for hotbars or open up quests.

     "I believed that op is talking a out the f2p model"

    that's how I took it as well.  Somehow, this painfully obvious fact went right over faxnadu's head.

  • BrownAleBrownAle Member Posts: 399

    Its really a decent PVE game, for a Korean game at least.

    The PVP is just aweful, and the abyss is just a horrible and boring design.  Rifts ensure high level player can go gank lowbies too.

     

    I know the original plan was to do the whole east meets west game design...but its like they have an opinion on what western games are about based on sterotypes and rumors...which is why the game failed horribly in the west...though its huge in asia,

    Yeah its the boring and tired pve game design that tuns a lot off, but its done really well if you are into that type of pve.

    In the end the NA Aion had a good cash shop...however almost every cash shop starts off modest and non-OP but never ends that way.  Even with the influx of BR to the NA servers after going free the game is still fledgling.

    I just remember when the game launched, how awesome the first few maps were and the excitement about flying and the abyss were fresh.  Then I got to endless Asian farmer land and was meh....then I found out how limited and lame flying was....then I got to the abyss and saw how depressing and boring it was with the added limitations to flight it was more of a pain.

    In the end I quit because of how horrible large scale events in the abyss preformed and played when not preforming poorly.  Didn't feel like going back and quest hubbing in farm lands (god im so sick of pve in farmland) and wasn't interested in the two massive blobs of factions in standoff mode in the abyss.

    They cant even give the game away for free...that speaks volumes.

    Just be thankful its a huge hit in Asia and development will continue because of that.

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