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Had guildwars, never did get into it. I'll give this a go though. looks interesting.
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Two and a half years after taking to the skies, Aion is going free-to-play. But let’s be honest, it wasn’t the subscription model that drove players away the first time—it was the grind. Thankfully, 2011’s updates killed off that problem, and the massive update (3.0) coming with the free-to-play shift next month adds a ton of content and aims to widen the breadth of activities. If all goes well, it’ll make you forget that nasty “G” word ever happened.

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I remember playing this when it release and it was a pretty boring grind. Think I can give them another chance.

Yeah, I'll probably try the game out, I quit at lvl like 15. 
 

 

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I played the eu f2p and i got bored after 10 minutes. Was just WoW with different graphics.
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I played the eu f2p and i got bored after 10 minutes. Was just WoW with different graphics.

Every MMO is just WoW with different graphics, nothing is ever different rolleyes.gif

I played when this first launched, it was pretty good until, like others, I got into the level 20 range and I needed a bajillion xp to level (exaggeration, I know). Combat system was pretty neat, too, and I really enjoyed the crafting, so maybe I'll give this another go.
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I'm trying to download it. I'm at 67% so far... it's going very slow... 1MB/s eek.gif
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As a person who actually went through the "grind"...you people haven't played L2 if you think Aion is a grind...I played this at launch. The game doesn't expand until you are 25+. At this point you can take portals to the "other side" and PvP on the enemies territory. You can also go into the Abyss where it is open to PvP outside of your starting areas there. You also get to...FLY, find me another game that has aerial PvP and PvE. The game is a lot of fun when you get to 40+ as you can start participating in fortress raids. The game was a lot of fun when I played it, the only reason I left was that our server became overpopulated with Elyos zerging every fortress and Asmos stopped caring to put up a fight. Don't stop playing an MMO before lvl 20...this isn't a short multiplayer game, its an MMO, one you have to level up to usually enjoy the end results. Silly crybabies act like you've never played an MMO before. I'll be reinstalling this to hold me between down times of Tera and GW2.

Anyone that is interested in trying this game out (past lvl 10....), feel free to PM me if you have any questions. Also, if you roll Elyos, look out for an assassin named Dayza, if you see me coming that is (stealth ftw)
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Just a warning to those interested in this game...... I was downloading it and about half way through I read their forums and learned that NCsoft is now forcing you to use pando media booster to download AND patch Aion. Pando media booster basically uses your net to seed to others because NCsoft doesn't want to pay up and provide it themselves. This is very bad conidering that most people have a bandwidth cap from their ISP's. The only way around this is to install pando, patch the game and uninstall it afterwards... but you have to this every single time the game patches.
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Just a warning to those interested in this game...... I was downloading it and about half way through I read their forums and learned that NCsoft is now forcing you to use pando media booster to download AND patch Aion. Pando media booster basically uses your net to seed to others because NCsoft doesn't want to pay up and provide it themselves. This is very bad conidering that most people have a bandwidth cap from their ISP's. The only way around this is to install pando, patch the game and uninstall it afterwards... but you have to this every single time the game patches.

WoW has done this forever. it uses blizzards own updater, but does the exact same thing. connects you to peers to dl the updates and in turn you seed them to other players.
Blizzard updater is there own torrent application.
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WoW has done this forever. it uses blizzards own updater, but does the exact same thing. connects you to peers to dl the updates and in turn you seed them to other players.
Blizzard updater is there own torrent application.

Correct. A lot of MMO's use torrent clients for patching updates. Those on limited bandwidth cap plans should be weary of MMOs in general.
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