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You can get the game for $7 on ebay. I did and love it.
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For any of you who have played in the past you can test out the new content/additions for for free from june 3rd - 13th

Reactivation Celebration lasts for ten days, beginning at 8:00 AM PDT on Friday, June 3rd, 2011 and running until 8:00 AM PDT on Monday, June 13, 2011.
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I was so impressed with that trailer that I'm considering reactivating my old account. I was thoroughly disappointed at release. Can someone give me a real affirmation that it's worth it this time around?
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Toward the end of my run in Aion, I found that I was spending most of my time doing the crafter grind--this was back when the version of the cryengine was so unstable, you'd run the risk of crashing anywhere, at any time.

Anyway, when I realized that most of my time doing the crafter grind was spent upskirting the crafting grinders next to me, I suddenly felt very ashamed of myself and stopped playing.
    
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I'll be hopping on the free trial tomorrow. I'm poised to give it a go.
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Originally Posted by Furai View Post
I was so impressed with that trailer that I'm considering reactivating my old account. I was thoroughly disappointed at release. Can someone give me a real affirmation that it's worth it this time around?
All accounts will be activated from june 3rd - 13th...give it a try then and see if you like it.
post #17 of 53
Ha, played AION back in the Beta. Was really fun. I'm just against subscription-based gaming. Although, I'd say it would be the first game I'd subscribe if I open up to the idea.
Edited by SkillzKillz - 5/25/11 at 7:44pm
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Rift is everything AION tried to be, TBH.

If you want an MMO and don't want WoW.. Rift is the next best thing in my opinion.
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Played both and disagree with the above. Both offer a different gaming experience and I strongly disagree with Rift being what Aion tried to be. Ncsoft knew who they were aiming at with Aion and it obviously didn't go over to well in NA but the game is fine in other sides of the world. Rift also knew who they were aiming at and it definitely feels like a western made mmo, which it is rightfully so and those tend to go over easier.


We all have our preferences and even though I spent most of my mmo time on WoW I still prefer Asian based mmo's more. The game is worth trying as it may spark something different in your mmo-fancy.


As for the grind I've leveled a character to 50 at launch of Aion when the grind was very time consuming and I've also leveled another to 50 when they just added repeatable quests and more xp gains. Few months later I returned and did 50-55. I can say that the grind is still there, but it SHOULD BE. It's very much so toned down but I feel the game enables you to play for more than just max level. Mind you I'm sure it's even easier/faster to hit max level now considering it gets easier with each patch.


In a MMO gaming scene dominated by Warcraft most MMO gamers are stuck in the mind set where it's max level or nothing. The game should begin at level 1 and not just at cap. I suppose that's why I prefer asian mmo's which more call 'grind fests'. To each their own and that's why we have options!

Happy gaming.
Edited by Vhox - 5/25/11 at 8:22pm
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dead game.
Guild Wars 2 will be 1 million times better than Aion.
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