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Aion: Producer Talks F2P & Pay to Win

SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126

Aion's producer, Adam Christiansen, is the star of a new video sent out by NCWest. In it, Christiansen answers questions regarding Aion: Ascension - Truly Free, new content, and addresses the sensitive "pay-to-win" topic! The video also features some gorgeous gameplay footage.



  • ThorkuneThorkune Member UncommonPosts: 1,969

    This sounds really good!

  • DeathengerDeathenger Member UncommonPosts: 880

    I may give it a try, only thing that kept me from dl'ing it so far is I hear its a very large download.

  • thamighty213thamighty213 Member UncommonPosts: 1,637

    Originally posted by Deathenger

    I may give it a try, only thing that kept me from dl'ing it so far is I hear its a very large download.



  • panushwaripanushwari Member Posts: 7

    the Aion Version 2. something was 11 GB plus patch. Ouch if the new one is 16 gb. 

  • Member UncommonPosts: 912

    I've subbed twice already in the past, this will have me back for good. Nice bloopers in the end.

  • arctarusarctarus Member UncommonPosts: 2,581
    So now there's wow , gw2 and aion for me .... need more than 24hrs per day -.-

    RIP Orc Choppa

  • gilgamesh42gilgamesh42 Member Posts: 300

    ^-^ weee

  • talonkuntalonkun Member Posts: 13

    So regarding the EU aion, is the game not "Truly Free" now? Because while you can access EVERY instance in the game, the cooldown on some instances is up to 4 days while if you "buy" their 30-days gold pack then the cooldown on instances is the normal time. And @3:08 did they really trademark the words "Truly Free" ?! o.O

  • VaultarVaultar Member Posts: 339
    Ya I found that surprising myself...

    Other than to kill time, ain't much point in investing time into this game when there are potentially better games just on the horizon

    Looking forward to EQL and EQN.

  • NailzzzNailzzz Member UncommonPosts: 515

         Dont be suckered in by this. They have already proven they are more than willing to make there cash shop P2W. I say this as a former Aion player who left the game when they added guaranted enchantment stone supplements into there cash shop. These items gave a very large in game advantage compared to those who went without and had to otherwise dump many MONTHS worth of kinah into there gear for the mere potential (no guarentee) for the same outcome. There are tons of stories of people who had to grind kinah for months in game only to use the kinah to attempt to upgrade there gear and yet only managed to gain nothing or in some cases even made there gear worse depending on the enchantment lvl already on the gear. The level playing field was at least a matter of luck, but when the cash shop 100% chance supplements came out, it gave a clear advantage to those who purchased them saving them weeks/months of grinding. Anyone who claims this was not P2W is either normally lucky and cant appreciate thier fortune and didnt feel they had to buy them, or they are satisfied with P2W pvp based games where they have the money themselves to have the advantage.

  • acoley77acoley77 Member Posts: 6

    I may give it a try?

  • MontaronxMontaronx Member UncommonPosts: 273
    Someone plz send this video to SOE!!! 1single account type and no restrictions is awesome. Instead of locking classes and races


  • Rider071Rider071 Member Posts: 318

    Well, they have my attention. SOE really dropped the ball on EQ1's roll out, completely segregates the community and the subscribing populace has become a mob mentality in both EQ1 and EQ2 alienating the ftp crowd.

    Seems like AION may have the right ideas backing them.

  • evilastroevilastro Member Posts: 4,270

    Originally posted by Montaronx

    Someone plz send this video to SOE!!! 1single account type and no restrictions is awesome. Instead of locking classes and races

    This is exactly what I was thinking. Someone please post it on the Vanguard forums in response to them saying they will use the same model as EQ1 / EQ2. Unfortunately you cant post on Vanguards forums without being a subscriber.

  • ThegoodlolThegoodlol Member CommonPosts: 64

    After 30 mins of playing the game i quit, i'm glad i didn't buy this when it came out because it's not worth it

  • NeoyoshiNeoyoshi Member UncommonPosts: 139

    I'll deffinitly jump back on my Charecter and play this in between Guild wars 2 beta weekends, but when GW2 comes out, no other game matters anymore. XD

    Can't wait to see how true they kept to the origenal housing previews back when they released the 2.0 Vision video.

  • nuttobnuttob Member Posts: 291

    I played this game when it first came out, and just got tired of paying a sub after awhile.  Now I am back for good.  Love the ftp as I am playing a lot of the old games I abandoned long ago.

  • SourajitSourajit Member UncommonPosts: 470

    The truly free is as illusive as it sounds.

    Sourajit Nandi

    " Don't listen to anyone who tells you that you can't play this or that. That's nonsense. Make up your mind,and you'll never whine or repent about gaming hours anymore, then have a go at every Game. Open up the Internet, join in all the Mmorpgs you can. Go make the Guild. But never, never let them persuade you that things are too difficult or impossible. "

    Once An Addict Always An Addict .

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