Eagerly Awaiting Aion, But Is It The Game For Me?

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    Default Eagerly Awaiting Aion, But Is It The Game For Me?

    If this is in the wrong section I apologise, but I didn't see a section for Aion, therefore I figured this would be the appropriate place to post. Anyway...


    The first ever MMORPG I played was Guild Wars & I absolutely loved it, but once I'd completed the game, reached max level & done clear after clear of dungeons such as Underworld/Fissure of Woe etc I became bored of it as there really wasn't much else left to do. I guess it was no surprise really considering it was F2P. Anyway, I then decided to go a step further & subscribe to World of Warcraft, which was around 1 month before WOTLK expansion came out, so I joined at a rather late date. I then played for around 8 months & also loved it but things such as Gold Sellers, a massively childish community involving arguments near enough every time I logged on etc caused me to uninstall the game & cancel my subscription. This along with the fact that the game had been out since 2004 caused me to look elsewhere for a decent MMORPG.

    A month or so later Warhammer Online had just come out, therefore I bought it & gave it a shot. I played for a few weeks & started noticing a RAPID decline in population across all EU servers. Every server I looked at said "LOW" in regards to it's population, and considering the game is based a lot on PvP the gameplay suffered immensely, therefore I ended up quitting. The next MMORPG I tried was Age of Conan, but I'm sure a lot of you have read how much AoC is suffering in regards to member population etc. Basically the same thing happened with AoC that happened in Warhammer Online, so I quit THAT aswell.

    So here I am now waiting for a decent MMORPG to come out therefore I thought Aion looked pretty decent & it's supposedly meant to arrive in stores here (UK) on the 25th September 2009. The thing is, I'm worried that it may just end up like AoC and Warhammer Online where people play it for a week or so, then just quit altogether & go back to WoW etc. I'm looking for a game where near enough everybody in it is starting from scratch and we're all "noobs" so to speak, therefore as I'm levelling etc I'll have many people around my level to play with. I have two choices really, resubscribe to WoW or wait 2 months for Aion to come out & buy it, but I just don't want to waste my money if it will possibly go down the same route as AoC & WO. On the other hand, there's many OTHER MMORPGs coming out soon therefore is Aion the route to go down for me (taking into account my experience with previous MMOs) or are there other upcoming ones that will be better suited to me?


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    1) Resub to WoW
    2) Wait until 2-3 months after Aion's release to see if it can sustain win or if it fails
    3) Decide then.


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    If I resubscribe to WoW, by the time Aion finally comes out I'll probably be so much back into WoW that I won't even bother trying Aion anymore, and that's not particularly what I want to happen as I've been waiting for Aion for a while now. Also, I just figured I'd post the original question as the game has been out in Korea for a while so I've heard, therefore I thought people would be able to let me know if it IS successful or not.

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    Well im sure the population on Aion won't be a problem, there are tons of people, and getting a group or chatting will be pretty easy, so you won't feel lonely, It's really up to you whether or not its a great game for yourself, we can't really choose for you. I personally think its a cool game, it has a great story(for the first few levels 1-15, is all i've experienced.), great combat, i like the atmosphere of the game, and the graphics. All i can say is, check out some vids, maybe test out the game, hopefully through a beta key, or pre-order.
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    well you need to try it for yourself, wait about a week or so after it opens up for the trial, play that and see if you like it

    personally im gonna see what everyone else says becuase i played it myself in the CB
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    OK great thanks a lot guys. I decided to resubscribe to WoW for 2 months until Aion comes out anyway.

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    Yeah you have to try it yourself.

    i have this feeling about the onrpg effect.

    its gonna most likely happen huh?





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    Is Aion going to be free to play?

    Buy to play (like Guild Wars)?

    Or pay to play (like Wow)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiptoe View Post
    Is Aion going to be free to play?

    Buy to play (like Guild Wars)?

    Or pay to play (like Wow)?
    Pay to Play.
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    Pay to Play. Though it is looking pretty good from what I've seen.

    To the OP. I'm in the same boat, wondering if it will be any good. So I've been looking around the net at any info, talking to as many people as possible. I don't know if this is any good but I found this: GameSpy's review

    I'm thinking by doing some more digging, on pre-sales figures etc, it's looking like Aion might be a success - time will tell though!

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