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Congratulations Aion on your Award!!!

thinktank001thinktank001 Member UncommonPosts: 2,144

Congratulations Aion for:

 

Biggest Disappointment of 2009 MMO Staff Choice Award



at massively.com

Biggest Disappointment of 2009 - Aion

 

"When your holy grail MMO title turns out to offer absolutely nothing new to the genre except a new record in grind time to level 50, you win the "Biggest Disappointment" award from me. Grats Aion. This honor is only outmatched by the size of your experience curve."

 

I think its interesting to see that the Aion fans were able to beat out RoM's rabid acolytes for this dubious award.

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  • marinridermarinrider Member UncommonPosts: 1,556

    I agree with the award (I mean damn, I even bought the CE)

  • ZakorZakor Member UncommonPosts: 214
    Originally posted by marinrider


    I agree with the award (I mean damn, I even bought the CE)



     

    Same. Last time I buy a CE I think. Not the first time I do that mistake, just for the useless fluff... My god I'm not the smartess peanut in the jar sometimes.

    o_O

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  • TheHatterTheHatter Member Posts: 2,547

    Undeserved.

    I knew it was crap.

  • marinridermarinrider Member UncommonPosts: 1,556
    Originally posted by Zakor

    Originally posted by marinrider


    I agree with the award (I mean damn, I even bought the CE)



     

    Same. Last time I buy a CE I think. Not the first time I do that mistake, just for the useless fluff... My god I'm not the smartess peanut in the jar sometimes.

    o_O

     

    Hey dont feel bad, I bought the AoC CE as well...

  • QuailmanQuailman Member Posts: 165

    I agree with all the staff picks for the most part. The reader picks are funny as hell. Proof that online polls are useless.

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  • illanadanillanadan Member Posts: 314
    Originally posted by thinktank001


    Congratulations Aion for:
     
    Biggest Disappointment of 2009 MMO Staff Choice Award


    at massively.com
    Biggest Disappointment of 2009 - Aion

     
    "When your holy grail MMO title turns out to offer absolutely nothing new to the genre except a new record in grind time to level 50, you win the "Biggest Disappointment" award from me. Grats Aion. This honor is only outmatched by the size of your experience curve."
     
    I think its interesting to see that the Aion fans were able to beat out RoM's rabid acolytes for this dubious award.

    I agree 100%. RoM was a VERY close second though!

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  • AbrahmmAbrahmm Member Posts: 2,448

    I'm surprised the RoMers didn't accidentally vote biggest disappointment as RoM just because they weren't reading the questions, just answering them with RoM.

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  • SacfedSacfed Member UncommonPosts: 210

    Aion could be so much more, that is true. Perhaps someday it will be. However, the game is fun and has alot more to offer then a mindless grind. Just because people are disappointed in a games potential doesn't mean it's not good. There is a difference!

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  • Yea, there is a lot of bad "press" around Aion atm, though it got hyped a lot before release, so its understandable. Recently bought the game, and so far i find it fun to play. Though that may change as i hit these levels, where the grind starts, according to people.

    Edit: In my mind best MMO releases of 2009 is a close tie between Champions Online and Aion, though i haven't tested RoM, am not a big fan of cash shops yet. Fallen Earth is also a good game, but not in it's current state, but it got great potential.

  • VesaviusVesavius Member RarePosts: 7,883

    Jesus, this poll is so tainted... you really wanna offer to up for gloat rights? Seriously? And you expect to have any credability except with anyone except the hate trolls?

    Despite the horrible state of the genre in general, the worst thing about MMORPGs remains the people that play them.

  • ThomasN7ThomasN7 87.18.7.148Member CommonPosts: 6,690
    Originally posted by Sacfed


    Aion could be so much more, that is true. Perhaps someday it will be. However, the game is fun and has alot more to offer then a mindless grind. Just because people are disappointed in a games potential doesn't mean it's not good. There is a difference!



     

    Well when "someday" happens noone will care because all of us will be playing Guild Wars 2 and anticipating Blizzard's new mmo.

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  • BadMedicineBadMedicine Member Posts: 86

     It always surprised me so many people bought into the hype. I mean, what WAS there to buy into? It was clear from the start it'll be another bog-standard MMO grindfest. It's just a shame such an interesting world got wasted on a game so average.

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  • SuprGamerXSuprGamerX Member Posts: 531

      I don't want to sound like a troll,but honestly how can you not troll about Aion and NcSoft?  Alot of people have been waitting for Aion for a long time,and once released NcSoft announces a new MMO Blade And Soul?   That's a huge slap on the face for those who bought the game and the CE.   Aion could of been good,but with Blade And Soul they will move all assets toward that new mmo and forget Aion. And a bad sign of it is NcSoft releasing a item mall for Aion in Feb, and we all know where that will lead too. How can someone actually trust NcSoft nowadays with the announcement of a new MMO not even 3 months after Aion was released? If it were a X-pac,then all this would of been a whole different story instead of a troll fest.

      There's a old saying : Fool me once shame on you , fool me twice shame on me.    Good Job NcSoft.  <- no thumbs down emote.

  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 26,403
    Originally posted by SuprGamerX


      I don't want to sound like a troll,but honestly how can you not troll about Aion and NcSoft?  Alot of people have been waitting for Aion for a long time,and once released NcSoft announces a new MMO Blade And Soul?   That's a huge slap on the face for those who bought the game and the CE.   Aion could of been good,but with Blade And Soul they will move all assets toward that new mmo and forget Aion. And a bad sign of it is NcSoft releasing a item mall for Aion in Feb, and we all know where that will lead too. How can someone actually trust NcSoft nowadays with the announcement of a new MMO not even 3 months after Aion was released? If it were a X-pac,then all this would of been a whole different story instead of a troll fest.
      There's a old saying : Fool me once shame on you , fool me twice shame on me.    Good Job NcSoft.  <- no thumbs down emote.



     

    That's not exactly correct.

    Blade and Soul was announced some time ago.

    In addition, NC's goal is not to be a one game company but to create multiple games for different tastes. So it's not as if they suddenly have no interest in previous games. Each game has its own dev team and I assume receives funding based on subs.




  • Vaske1984Vaske1984 Member Posts: 228
    Originally posted by thinktank001


    Congratulations Aion for:
     
    Biggest Disappointment of 2009 MMO Staff Choice Award


    at massively.com
    Biggest Disappointment of 2009 - Aion

     
    "When your holy grail MMO title turns out to offer absolutely nothing new to the genre except a new record in grind time to level 50, you win the "Biggest Disappointment" award from me. Grats Aion. This honor is only outmatched by the size of your experience curve."
     
    I think its interesting to see that the Aion fans were able to beat out RoM's rabid acolytes for this dubious award.

     /signed

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  • ozy1ozy1 Member Posts: 309

    GZ Aion... LOL

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  • HoundeyeHoundeye Member Posts: 110

    lol so i think someone didnt tell the staff at Frogster to ONLY BOOST the polls not spam win them outright lol! What a joke blatent Advertising campain. They should have just ignored the Member polls.

  • Lathander81Lathander81 Member Posts: 611
    Originally posted by thinktank001


    Congratulations Aion for:
     
    Biggest Disappointment of 2009 MMO Staff Choice Award


    at massively.com
    Biggest Disappointment of 2009 - Aion

     
    "When your holy grail MMO title turns out to offer absolutely nothing new to the genre except a new record in grind time to level 50, you win the "Biggest Disappointment" award from me. Grats Aion. This honor is only outmatched by the size of your experience curve."
     
    I think its interesting to see that the Aion fans were able to beat out RoM's rabid acolytes for this dubious award.



     

    Hate or Love Aion the fact taht so many people are still talking about the game is a sign that it here for a while.  Sure the game was over hyped and some of the things in the game were not what I expected but at the end of the day it stil was the best new MMO of 2009.  So if people are not tlaking about the game then you know its done.  Look at Warhammer, no one really says much about it anymore.  So its easy to be the biggest disappointment when your the biggest, most hyped game of the year.

     

  • toddzetoddze Member UncommonPosts: 2,149
    Originally posted by TheHatter


    Undeserved.
    I knew it was crap.

     

    Exactly!!

    I was once highly anticipating this game pre-launch, but with all the info coming out about it from korea and china release, I knew it was going to be crap from my gamming prespective.

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  • Branko2307Branko2307 Member UncommonPosts: 314

     

     

    As soon as i heard there will be no open beta i knew i whouldnt ever buy this game. Simple as that.

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  • Lathander81Lathander81 Member Posts: 611
    Originally posted by branko2307


     

     
    As soon as i heard there will be no open beta i knew i whouldnt ever buy this game. Simple as that.



     

    There was an open beta. I'm not sure where you got your info from.

  • RavingRabbidRavingRabbid Member UncommonPosts: 1,168
    Originally posted by marinrider


    I agree with the award (I mean damn, I even bought the CE)



     

      I thought the grind was horrible. The graphics, pvp, and crafting were ok but all else was well...mediocre.

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  • Branko2307Branko2307 Member UncommonPosts: 314
    Originally posted by Lathander81

    Originally posted by branko2307


     

     
    As soon as i heard there will be no open beta i knew i whouldnt ever buy this game. Simple as that.



     

    There was an open beta. I'm not sure where you got your info from.

     

     

    lol there was no open beta...

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  • twiggy550twiggy550 Member UncommonPosts: 492
    Originally posted by branko2307

    Originally posted by Lathander81

    Originally posted by branko2307


     

     
    As soon as i heard there will be no open beta i knew i whouldnt ever buy this game. Simple as that.



     

    There was an open beta. I'm not sure where you got your info from.

     

     

    lol there was no open beta...

     

    Not sure what you're talking about because there most certainly was an Open Beta.

    I was in it dawg.

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  • WolfenprideWolfenpride Member Posts: 3,988
    Originally posted by branko2307

    Originally posted by Lathander81

    Originally posted by branko2307


     

     
    As soon as i heard there will be no open beta i knew i whouldnt ever buy this game. Simple as that.



     

    There was an open beta. I'm not sure where you got your info from.

     

     

    lol there was no open beta...



     

    yea there was a open beta, september 6-13

    was in it as well

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