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Title: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: MDX on April 18, 2008, 06:59:39 pm
New Korean styled characters with a heigtened sense of awesomeness to its far cry engine, i present to you, well NCSoft present to you.. Aion: Tower of Eternity. This thing looks good enough to blow ALL MMOs including WoW outta the water. Big time. The graphics are simply superb:


http://uk.pc.ign.com/objects/822/822535.html Some videos and pictures avail there, i recommend watching all the short videos, theres alot of them but its a bit like pringles, once you pop, you will not stop.

Preview done by IGN at 2007 E3 meeting: http://uk.pc.ign.com/articles/804/804903p1.html

And some images for those as lazy as me..
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(http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/article/802/802853/aion-tower-of-eternity-20070710015500873_640w.jpg)
I didnt post the full size onces as i know some of you would be a bit distraught at that.. so theyre compressed, but ill only be posting in game pictures.

(http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/article/757/757676/aion-tower-of-eternity-20070123103155279.jpg)
Some of the cool armor sets and people you can play as, you play as either the chosen or the fallen, typical split.

(http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/article/757/757676/aion-tower-of-eternity-20070123103158123.jpg)
Some cool player action, i believe this is the sorcerer (mage) class, if you watch the videos they have done quite a nice job with animations and such on the reworked classes.

(http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/article/757/757676/aion-tower-of-eternity-20070123103200904.jpg)
In game turtle-monsters will rock your world.

(http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/article/802/802853/aion-tower-of-eternity-20070710015456295.jpg)
The sky city of the Chosen.


The game has quite a dreamy atmopshere to the graphics and the battle animation and fighting both PVE and PVP is quite cool looking and faster paced, maybe this isnt the case and it just flows smoother than what you would see in WoW. Or maybe neither, i'm still trying to find out, but from the videos i was quite impressed. Hopefully the gameplay is as good as the graphics.

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Bocom on April 18, 2008, 07:18:51 pm
Awesome! :D

And since it's NCSoft, will this be Buy To Play, like Guild Wars? One can only speculate! :D
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: harvey danger on April 18, 2008, 07:27:08 pm
It reminds me of what Phantasy Star should be. :P
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: WereVolvo on April 18, 2008, 07:32:27 pm
Awesome! :D

And since it's NCSoft, will this be Buy To Play, like Guild Wars? One can only speculate! :D

Just because it's NCSoft doesn't necessarily mean it'll be Buy To Play. NCSoft also runs Tabula Rasa, which requires a monthly fee.

That said, the game looks awesome and I wouldn't mind playing it if it really was Buy To Play :) (alas, Tabula Rasa gets my monthly tithe, and will continue to do so until I get bored with it)
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: evilcandybag on April 18, 2008, 07:34:42 pm
Looks good, but I'm not all that keen on the "Korean MMO" graphics style. AoC is more my thing if something is gonna replace WoW.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Blackiris on April 18, 2008, 07:36:02 pm
It reminds me of what Phantasy Star should be. :P
SHOULD be...I wish :< Those are some graphics.
-remembers Phantasy Star II for some reason on the Sega Genesis for some reason-
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Bocom on April 18, 2008, 09:57:10 pm
Awesome! :D

And since it's NCSoft, will this be Buy To Play, like Guild Wars? One can only speculate! :D

Just because it's NCSoft doesn't necessarily mean it'll be Buy To Play. NCSoft also runs Tabula Rasa, which requires a monthly fee.

That said, the game looks awesome and I wouldn't mind playing it if it really was Buy To Play :) (alas, Tabula Rasa gets my monthly tithe, and will continue to do so until I get bored with it)

Re-read my statement, please.

I meant that it MIGHT be buy to play. I HOPE it will do. ^_^
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: MDX on April 18, 2008, 10:53:21 pm
Well i'm glad this has the same support i wish to give it, i will update if i find more information! be sure to do the same if you manage to find more information on it.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Laser.T on April 19, 2008, 01:52:52 am
Adding to what I said in the WoW thread, I saw this ages ago and me and friends immediately decided it was gonna be awesome, and that was when they only had a page and a paragraph of text on the ncsoft website. I haven't look at it since but this is even more awesome than I remember it. It looks simply amazing and I look forward to it so ten time more than I do WAR (my second most look forward to MMO).

This game (or indeed Flyff) should be sponsored by Red Bull.

It reminds me of what Phantasy Star should be. :P

I'm guessing you mean gameplay and graphically because the style is totally different. This is epic high fantasy, PSO was tech fantasy (my favorite type).
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: harvey danger on April 19, 2008, 06:14:05 am
I'm guessing you mean gameplay and graphically because the style is totally different. This is epic high fantasy, PSO was tech fantasy (my favorite type).

No, some of those shots looked like they could have come from the game. The sword in the first one, and then the fourth and fifth shots look like they could be in a PS game. I think so, anyways. I have no idea what the gameplay's like.

At any rate, I think we can all agree that Phantasy Star Universe was a huge disappointment. :P
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Laser.T on April 19, 2008, 10:30:34 am
I'm guessing you mean gameplay and graphically because the style is totally different. This is epic high fantasy, PSO was tech fantasy (my favorite type).

No, some of those shots looked like they could have come from the game. The sword in the first one, and then the fourth and fifth shots look like they could be in a PS game. I think so, anyways. I have no idea what the gameplay's like.

At any rate, I think we can all agree that Phantasy Star Universe was a huge disappointment. :P

Mm, I do agree with you about the fourth shot, certainly.

And yeah PSU could've been great :( But oh well, as long as RFO stays alive it's okay - it's practically a spin-off of Phantasy Star anyway.

But this is off-topic, and every time I look at Aion I just wanna play it more and more.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Einkoro on April 19, 2008, 11:05:51 am
Graphics don't look all that hot to me. The fact its another Korean MMO from NCsoft throws me off the most, probably another tedious and boring grindfest. *cough*Lineage*cough*every other Korean MMO so far*cough*
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Lysix on April 19, 2008, 01:18:09 pm
At any rate, I think we can all agree that Phantasy Star Universe was a huge disappointment. :P

i wouldn't go as far to say a "huge" disappointment. it's done alot of cool things and the gameplay, at its core, stays true to PSO. shame about the monthly fee, though ]:
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: MDX on April 19, 2008, 06:20:15 pm
I'm guessing you mean gameplay and graphically because the style is totally different. This is epic high fantasy, PSO was tech fantasy (my favorite type).

No, some of those shots looked like they could have come from the game. The sword in the first one, and then the fourth and fifth shots look like they could be in a PS game. I think so, anyways. I have no idea what the gameplay's like.

At any rate, I think we can all agree that Phantasy Star Universe was a huge disappointment. :P

Well as i stated they did come from the in game engine. All those shots are artisic yeah, but theyre in game graphics, so literally what you see, you will indeed, get.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: tomas on April 20, 2008, 01:14:04 pm
ive preorded this game, and sooo long to WoW for me...
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Bocom on April 20, 2008, 02:28:58 pm
It uses the CryTEK engine. Like, woah, this will never run on my laptop. xD
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: MDX on April 20, 2008, 03:20:44 pm
New Korean styled characters with a heigtened sense of awesomeness to its far cry engine, i present to you, well NCSoft present to you.. Aion: Tower of Eternity. This thing looks good enough to blow ALL MMOs including WoW outta the water. Big time. The graphics are simply superb:


I'm afraid i covered that in my OP :( lol read my posts you gits! Lets all pre-order now tbh.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Laser.T on April 20, 2008, 07:22:35 pm
New Korean styled characters with a heigtened sense of awesomeness to its far cry engine, i present to you, well NCSoft present to you.. Aion: Tower of Eternity. This thing looks good enough to blow ALL MMOs including WoW outta the water. Big time. The graphics are simply superb:


I'm afraid i covered that in my OP :( lol read my posts you gits! Lets all pre-order now tbh.

Yes, and unlike WoW let's make sure we're on the same server when it comes!
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: MDX on April 20, 2008, 07:43:46 pm
YES, i agree wholeheartedly, lets keep it together, for the kids guys, for the kids.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Lysix on April 20, 2008, 10:02:24 pm
can we safely assume this isn't just another mmo that promises groundbreaking stuff but fails? it looks amazing, i'll admit, but gameplay wise what is it offering?
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Bocom on April 20, 2008, 10:46:18 pm
New Korean styled characters with a heigtened sense of awesomeness to its far cry engine, i present to you, well NCSoft present to you.. Aion: Tower of Eternity. This thing looks good enough to blow ALL MMOs including WoW outta the water. Big time. The graphics are simply superb:


I'm afraid i covered that in my OP :( lol read my posts you gits! Lets all pre-order now tbh.

I did read it, I just realized it right then. ;D

And also, I'll only pre-order if I find out that it isn't a monthly subscription (can't pay for a monthly subscription for any game) and that it's not World of Grindcraft (grinding ftl. :()
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: MDX on April 21, 2008, 02:08:04 am
I can almost gurantee it is monthly subscription, but probably more like World of Warcraft, i.e. pay for so many months in one go, rather than pay each month.


Source: http://aion.curse.com/c/aion/
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Bocom on April 21, 2008, 08:51:16 am
I can almost gurantee it is monthly subscription, but probably more like World of Warcraft, i.e. pay for so many months in one go, rather than pay each month.


Source: http://aion.curse.com/c/aion/

Argh, my dreams shattered. D:

3 months for reaching the level-cap? like, commitment anyone? That'll be like 6 months for me. >_>
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: PrescriptiveBarony on April 21, 2008, 09:58:31 am
That doesn't seem like toooo much, and i'm at about a 2/10 level of enthusiasm for MMOs in general (maybe i shouldn't be making one then). on the other hand, maybe it's like when people say "twilight princess should offer 50 hours of gameplay or something!" and it's clearly only about 16 if you dawdle.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: MDX on April 21, 2008, 10:13:54 am
Look at it this way, theyve seen the mistakes blizzard have made and that blizzard are ammending, and even the ones blizzard have yet to ammend, they are taking care of with this release, there is plenty of time, september is ages away, i have faith this will be a good game but i want my hands on the beta release!
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Lysix on April 21, 2008, 03:07:42 pm
3 months for reaching the level-cap? like, commitment anyone? That'll be like 6 months for me. >_>

you've obviously never played a decent MMO before. ones that take months of playtime and commitment to get your character to the top. thats the sort of game i love. it was a nice moment when my priest in WoW finally hit 70 (i was super casual) as it was an interesting journey of meeting new people, killing giantass monsters and just overall enjoying myself.
aion looks stunning, thats for sure. if it lives up to the hype, i can see alot of blizzards semi hardcore playerbase shifting sides. but then, with warhammer online, age of conan and other such games coming out, i think WoW has had its moment. all other companies have seen what they've done wrong, saw what blizzard did right (as mdx mentioned) and are making games with these features.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Bocom on April 22, 2008, 08:21:17 pm
3 months for reaching the level-cap? like, commitment anyone? That'll be like 6 months for me. >_>

you've obviously never played a decent MMO before. ones that take months of playtime and commitment to get your character to the top. thats the sort of game i love. it was a nice moment when my priest in WoW finally hit 70 (i was super casual) as it was an interesting journey of meeting new people, killing giantass monsters and just overall enjoying myself.
aion looks stunning, thats for sure. if it lives up to the hype, i can see alot of blizzards semi hardcore playerbase shifting sides. but then, with warhammer online, age of conan and other such games coming out, i think WoW has had its moment. all other companies have seen what they've done wrong, saw what blizzard did right (as mdx mentioned) and are making games with these features.


I play WoW on a private server right now (I know, I know), one that has slightly higher rates than the Blizzard servers. I am currently 48, and my friends that play are 70, 70 and 56. The one with 56 used to play on the official servers until TBC was released, so he was level 60 there. He started after me, some time later too, and he's gone past me. I suck at leveling, I have no idea where to do it, so I end up slacking behind, while my friends have all the fun. The exact same thing happens on Ragnarök Online. I am just a terrible MMO player. >_>

And I don't know if I can pay to play because, unless there's some kind of pre-paid cards, then I can't pay, because my parents won't do it, and I am only 17.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Lysix on April 22, 2008, 08:27:30 pm
really? i got a debit card when i was sixteen, don't you get one sometime soon?
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: harvey danger on April 22, 2008, 08:38:14 pm
really? i got a debit card when i was sixteen, don't you get one sometime soon?

I did too, but I actually had a source of income (I would assume you did, too), which I think may be his problem.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Bocom on April 22, 2008, 09:31:57 pm
really? i got a debit card when i was sixteen, don't you get one sometime soon?

I did too, but I actually had a source of income (I would assume you did, too), which I think may be his problem.

Indeed, it's the source of income that's my largest concern. I get 1050 SEK every month, by studying. The problem is, 500 SEK is put away to pay for my cellphone (Telenor is a damn rip-off! >:(), and the rest is money that I COULD use. BUT WAIT! I need to pay for other stuff too, like, I really want a computer that can play the newest games (and games like HL2 and stuff), so I gotta save up for that, and other small expenses are supposed to be paid by me too. Which leaves me with very little space to move around with, economy wise.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Lysix on April 22, 2008, 09:42:51 pm
why don't you get a job then, silly foo'?
anyway, offtopic. sorry.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: MDX on April 23, 2008, 12:02:27 am
Yes, good catch there. Ryo Kunihiko is the composer for the music in Aion, i highly suggest you check out his work, i must say he's quite a stunning composer.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Bocom on April 23, 2008, 10:00:08 am
I want this game, even though it's probably pay to play. But yeah, no computer that's capable of playing it and no way of financial help (I don't know how to get a debit card, or if I would be allowed to. >_>), it'll have to wait.

And also, will this game have one big realm, or several different realms for each continent or something. <_<
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: MDX on April 23, 2008, 09:13:27 pm
Like most successful MMOs, it should hopefully start small and build big depending on the demand, so yeshhh.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Laser.T on April 23, 2008, 09:33:22 pm
The big concern for me is it too much for my computer as well. Looking at the current minimum specs I have twice the amount of RAM required, but half the GHz of processor. I'll be keeping an eye of the specs as it gets closer, but I do not like the prospect of upgrading for one game.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Lysix on April 23, 2008, 11:27:06 pm
ignore the processor spec. its the gfx and RAM you need to worry about.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Laser.T on April 24, 2008, 11:06:21 am
If you say so, I should be fine. I really really hope I am.

I'd wanna be an Asmodian btw.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Darkz0r- on May 03, 2008, 10:24:23 pm
This is the thing I've been hoping for. WoW got so boring so I decided to find a new game to play.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: MDX on May 03, 2008, 10:58:38 pm
I'm starting to think i won't go to this game, since i see alot of annoying players from WoW (not at you dark, just people from my server i used to game on) are gonna leave for aion. and tbh, it's just gonna be the same bullshit, same raiding progress, and same time consuming ways.


Looks amazing, but on second thoughts i probably won't be getting it. For my own safety.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: MDX on June 13, 2008, 10:58:25 am
Screw it! i ordered it! i dont care, i LOVE MMOS! new videos of it out too http://www.youtube.com/user/AionHun

best source i could find, im sure there is better but thats fairly recent, as in last few weeks of korean beta, its released at the end of this month (30th of june) according to amazon.co.uk, so i pre-ordered it. Doubt ill get it til july if its only in beta still in korea. But hey! Good things come to those who pre-order it. Amiright?
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Lysix on June 13, 2008, 02:01:22 pm
i don't know if my computer could handle the likes of this;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQV55YkWGmM
but still looks pretty impressive.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: MDX on June 13, 2008, 02:35:31 pm
I have a AMD dual core 4600+ atm so i think i'll probably just update my processor before enjoying this game too much, but that won't be until september, damn the temptation to install it over summer will be overwhelming!
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Lysix on June 13, 2008, 02:57:09 pm
definately looks pretty nice. i like the fluency of the animation [:
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Pete on June 13, 2008, 04:01:08 pm
 The one thing that always puts me of about MMOs are the landscapes. They have more in common with what you see in an RTS than anything else, all rolling terrain and blurred textures. They just seem a little...umm...sparse, and bland and repetetive. I guess that's what I get for usually playing FPSs - smaller levels mean that you can put a lot more detail and character into each of them.

 This doesn't even really look that good.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: MDX on June 13, 2008, 04:11:25 pm
(http://ve3dmedia.ign.com/images/02/00/20022_aion0569_g_normal.jpg)


Thats pretty detailed for me, and considering they are using the Far Cry engine to it's full extent you should really look more into the game detail before deciding that it doesn't really look that good. The fact is, really, in its area of sales, it's the best looking MMO to date, on par with conan, but i hate the oblivion engine, impressive yes, but it looks too real, i like the final fantasy esque korean mmo styling.


As i read you are really judging this from an FPS point of view, which isn't valid really if you get me. To create such a vast landscape in which thousands players can play on and see basically all of it, does require some tactic under which the graphic engine allows smooth play and a decent degree of quality, i imagine that if you look at more pictures of the landscapes of this game you'd be surprised,  the. Anyway Far Cry engine, FPS engine in an MMO, i don't see the downside here.


EDIT: you have to hand it to them, they've done better than any MMO to date.

http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/9070 might be a better example
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Lysix on June 15, 2008, 10:56:56 pm
The one thing that always puts me of about MMOs are the landscapes. They have more in common with what you see in an RTS than anything else, all rolling terrain and blurred textures.

maybe you just play these games on terrible specced PCs, but even WoW is visually decent when the settings are maxed.
as for repetitive, have you looked outside at giant fields around you lately? :P
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Pete on June 15, 2008, 11:38:16 pm
 No, that's not the point, the point is that other genres are much more densely detailed that the typical MMO :( Just look at one of the levels in CoD 4 for example. Sure, it's backed up by AWSM graphics, but the details and things really make them look good.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Lysix on June 15, 2008, 11:42:03 pm
i guess it's like you said, then! but then games like age of conan are beautiful in design, so maybe things are starting to catch up [:
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Laser.T on June 16, 2008, 01:04:55 am
No, that's not the point, the point is that other genres are much more densely detailed that the typical MMO :( Just look at one of the levels in CoD 4 for example. Sure, it's backed up by AWSM graphics, but the details and things really make them look good.

But entire worlds have to be created, available to hundreds of people at a time who are prone to go where they like, when they like, requiring instant loading of terrain and detail at a whim. Whereas FPS have one map that is set for a group of players at a time. The randomness and demand for data transfer is incomparable.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: MMM_Donola on June 16, 2008, 02:02:18 am
Been watching this from afar and it looks pretty good.

However, like any MMO I've ever played, including WoW, im going to wait til I've got some hands on time with it to make a decision, usually thanks to someone i know buying it and giving me a trial or a go on their account!

That said, I'd probably buy anything with enough half naked women in it.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Jack Lupino on June 16, 2008, 05:02:01 pm
I've been watching this game since the concept art started rolling out, i can't WAIT for this game.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Lysix on June 17, 2008, 02:42:07 am
Quote
Ken Choi's exact quote from the Gamona on Tour: Interview mit Ken Choi is:

    Sometime early in 2008, we think before summer. It will be released both in Asia and Europe and the U.S. There will be some time difference for localization but we are aiming to have the launches as close as possible. It has also been said that Aion may be released late 2008

although wikipedia states an early 09 release, so idk whats going on.

found some ingame videos some of you might not of seen. needless to say, the game looks alot better than i first thought. as in, i must have this game.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVVZaVE0Ak0 flying!
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: MDX on June 17, 2008, 03:44:53 am
Tis confusing on the dates, but aparrently in the 3rd quarter we will see it this year, so thats from an official from the NCSoft team, so plenty of dates floating.


Also, i would hope they fix the body movement as the running seems rather weird, but i wouldn't let that totally put me off the game, just seems an issue ive seen on alot of interview that has yet to be addressed, but i hear it will be in the 3rd test season.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Lysix on June 17, 2008, 04:30:53 am
keep your eyes open. after the 3rd korean CBT they'll be a european open beta too. [:
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: harvey danger on June 23, 2008, 10:50:37 am
The music during the flight sequence REALLY reminded me of PSO. Although, I can't say the combat impresses me all that much.

Then again, neither has that in any other MMO...
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Laser.T on June 23, 2008, 10:54:49 am
The music during the flight sequence REALLY reminded me of PSO. Although, I can't say the combat impresses me all that much.

Then again, neither has that in any other MMO...

What you need is a Wii MMO.

*swing* chop *swing* bludgeon *swing* cast magic missiles
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: MDX on June 23, 2008, 02:21:56 pm
Yea.. all i see is people making critical assessments on a genre of a game they nor like or have much experience in playing consistently. As i said before, Pointless points really. That's like complaining that FPS show the gun on your hand too close, or it bounces too much when you run, or you can't pick up quests from friendlies.. makes no sense.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Lysix on June 23, 2008, 08:20:39 pm
Yea.. all i see is people making critical assessments on a genre of a game they nor like or have much experience in playing consistently. As i said before, Pointless points really. That's like complaining that FPS show the gun on your hand too close, or it bounces too much when you run, or you can't pick up quests from friendlies.. makes no sense.

too true, sir! <3
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: harvey danger on June 24, 2008, 08:55:35 am
Yea.. all i see is people making critical assessments on a genre of a game they nor like or have much experience in playing consistently. As i said before, Pointless points really. That's like complaining that FPS show the gun on your hand too close, or it bounces too much when you run, or you can't pick up quests from friendlies.. makes no sense.

too true, sir! <3


It doesn't seem like a very far cry to say that the demo showed very normal MMO fighting. :P Considering that all the player did was run up and start slashing, with no kind of parry or dodge, or any kind of "realistic" fighting.

The music during the flight sequence REALLY reminded me of PSO. Although, I can't say the combat impresses me all that much.

Then again, neither has that in any other MMO...

What you need is a Wii MMO.

*swing* chop *swing* bludgeon *swing* cast magic missiles

I think that honestly, I would be fine if the game had some sort of combo system sorta like a fighting game, where pressing a certain key at a certain time in the middle of an enemy's combo could block it, counter it, etc.

Although, being able to fight people Wii style would rock pretty hard. ;D Yay for real skill.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: MDX on June 24, 2008, 02:31:03 pm
I think Age of Conan does that, not sure though.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: evilcandybag on June 24, 2008, 06:05:54 pm
I think Age of Conan does that, not sure though.

You are correct in your assumption. Have a piece of imaginary money.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: MDX on June 24, 2008, 06:51:44 pm
Thank you.


"consumes money"


Delishush.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Lysix on June 24, 2008, 08:34:39 pm
It doesn't seem like a very far cry to say that the demo showed very normal MMO fighting. :P Considering that all the player did was run up and start slashing, with no kind of parry or dodge, or any kind of "realistic" fighting.


so why bring the game as a whole down just because you dislike the fighting? that's like saying "i hate cheddar cheese, but then i hate all kinds of cheese anyway".
if you want combo stuff and unnecessary complexions in fighting, try age of conan.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: harvey danger on June 25, 2008, 03:25:42 am
It doesn't seem like a very far cry to say that the demo showed very normal MMO fighting. :P Considering that all the player did was run up and start slashing, with no kind of parry or dodge, or any kind of "realistic" fighting.


so why bring the game as a whole down just because you dislike the fighting? that's like saying "i hate cheddar cheese, but then i hate all kinds of cheese anyway".
if you want combo stuff and unnecessary complexions in fighting, try age of conan.

Well, I plan on it eventually (I didn't know AoC had a way to break combos), but if one of the primary components of a game is uninteresting or unoriginal (i.e., fighting in an MMO), then I won't be singing its praises. :P Same with any other genre.

I never said the whole game was terrible, but right now the only apparent thing setting this apart from other MMOs is that flight thing and the art direction.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: MDX on June 25, 2008, 04:44:41 am
K.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: megadokyo on August 27, 2008, 02:57:31 am
So, not just to increase my post count, but general interest in this game, amongst other MMOs.. korean jobby, reckon it'll be the same samey content problem that so many found with Guild Wars?


I hope not, they say it'll be like nothing before..

But that's what they all say. Damn rotten good for nothing brilliant game designers.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Mirdin on April 30, 2009, 01:04:47 pm
Beforehand sorry that I´m posting in such old threads, but I think this lyrics fit perfect:


Another day, another trial
another month of this endless denial
cause now I sense

I wanna be unbound by science
one world, under me
somewhere undirected and free
one place, unseen
uncorrupted creativity

I wanna feel like that again
I wanna be a hero all over again
You're on my side or in my way
I'll blast you all to kingdom come

Here are some videos about the game http://eu.aiononline.com/de/movies
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: megadokyo on April 30, 2009, 03:03:19 pm
tis pretty apt to the situation this game has left itself in.

I'm bored of waiting tbh. Not following anymore.

EDIT: http://blog.naomicheung.com/?p=1274

Try that out.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Mirdin on April 30, 2009, 03:44:10 pm
tis pretty apt to the situation this game has left itself in.

I'm bored of waiting tbh. Not following anymore.

EDIT: http://blog.naomicheung.com/?p=1274

Try that out.

http://the-pain.net/2009/04/guide-so-kommt-ihr-in-die-open-beta-von-aion-in-china.html

is in german but it describes how u can play the china open beta^^ try to translate it lol or search an english site

right now I´m downloading the client takes about 9 hours (6GB)

the china open beta is for 2 weeks I´ll test it and make screens for u guys

I think tonight the download will be complete

EDIT: Ok I´m playin the Beta I´ll make a review for u guys soon!
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Mirdin on July 02, 2009, 11:30:03 am
I pre ordered the Aion Collector´s Edition and bought a Beta key code.
The game is coming out in europe on 22 September, without a preorder on 25. September.
Till the release there will be every second weekend a closed beta and you can continue with your characters from the beta (I´m not sure about it, but I think so). You can buy a key code for the betas for 5 € on many sites.
When you preorder the whole game you get the beta key code for free, but I choosed cash on delivery for my CE so I had to buy an extra code (my fault).

This weekend is a beta again so buy a key code if you want  :P
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: megadokyo on July 06, 2009, 07:21:03 pm
Is the better over now? SHIT i missed it, i have a beta key just forgot to log in and try it out.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Mirdin on July 06, 2009, 08:33:09 pm
the beta ends today the next is on 17 July - 20 july
I play on the Ariel server with my guild we are Asmodians ingame name: Calyx
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: harvey danger on July 06, 2009, 09:13:56 pm
So, not just to increase my post count, but general interest in this game, amongst other MMOs.. korean jobby, reckon it'll be the same samey content problem that so many found with Guild Wars?


I hope not, they say it'll be like nothing before..

But that's what they all say. Damn rotten good for nothing brilliant game designers.

Gee, I wonder who predicted that one. :P
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: megadokyo on July 06, 2009, 09:56:37 pm
Me.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: harvey danger on July 06, 2009, 09:58:20 pm
Me.

You're lucky you have that crystal ball. One day, MDX! ONE DAY!
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Chronologix on August 27, 2009, 03:56:52 am
Do you think they are going to have another beta before release? Last one ended on the 17th, but it is supposed to be shipped end of Oct. But i may still pre-order and get a taste of it.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: dezo on August 27, 2009, 01:48:07 pm
I did preorder just because you get ingame loot.
loot ftw!!! =)
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: megadokyo on August 27, 2009, 02:14:57 pm
YOU LOOTING FIEND! HAND OVER YOUR COINS!
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Mirdin on August 27, 2009, 03:29:43 pm
I did preorder just because you get ingame loot.
loot ftw!!! =)

I preordered the CE only for the soundtrack the ingame music is kickass.
The asmodian fight music reminds me of the J´n´G soundtrack.

here it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_tqKjzE-Ow&feature=related

Oh and the abyss music owns it´s cool that they use techno for the pvp areas just imagine a fast paced battle with that bgm!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq2oyiUA4-o&feature=related Abyss Battle Theme V
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQH0cMPIeas&feature=related Abyss Battle Theme I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzRzQ9VLZYI&feature=related Abyss Battle Theme IX (owns)
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: dezo on August 27, 2009, 03:39:40 pm
nevah!
ai maed a preorder, plix giev mai loot nao!

oh, I ordered the CE just because I'm a geek and wub LE and CE =)
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Chronologix on August 30, 2009, 01:08:40 am
open beta on the 6th....just gotta DL client before hand, they have it on their site now.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Chronologix on September 04, 2009, 06:50:11 am
well the open beta is only mildly open...anyone have a secondary NA beta key from having a filefront account? seems only subscribers there get 2 keys.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Jack Lupino on September 26, 2009, 04:00:29 pm
oh btw i also pre ordered the collector's edition and om on the Telemachus server, name is Trashface > Asmodian
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Mirdin on September 27, 2009, 12:41:35 am
[Ger] Balder Asmodian
Calyx - Ranger lvl 29
Legion: Darkwings

------------http://de.aiononline.com/characters/Balder/Calyx----------------
[Ger] Kromede Elyos
Halkion - Templar lvl 20
Legion: Tempelritter
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Moheeheeko on October 14, 2009, 09:29:27 pm
(http://static.aioncard.com/na/3/i/irrva/whitewing.jpg) (http://aioncard.com/profile/na/3/Irrva)
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Jack Lupino on October 16, 2009, 07:13:11 pm
[Ger] Balder Asmodian
Calyx - Ranger lvl 29
Legion: Darkwings
-----------------------------
[Ger] Kromede Elyos
Halkion - Templar lvl 20
Legion: Tempelritter
you have been playing a lot! :)

I just hit my 20s this week
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Mirdin on October 16, 2009, 07:58:16 pm
[Ger] Balder Asmodian
Calyx - Ranger lvl 29
Legion: Darkwings
-----------------------------
[Ger] Kromede Elyos
Halkion - Templar lvl 20
Legion: Tempelritter
you have been playing a lot! :)

I just hit my 20s this week

This are not all characters I have... Hmm...  ::)
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Jack Lupino on October 20, 2009, 05:07:15 pm
I do like the new rest system, by the way!
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Mirdin on October 20, 2009, 10:25:56 pm
Right now we are killed by Elyos i guess 1000 Elyos maybe more...
We are outnumbered...

Will post screenshots later.. nevertheless i had 50 kills so far...
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Mirdin on November 24, 2009, 05:52:54 pm
OMG forget your real life here is the future !!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PAM0wr7cZ8
First Aion addon will be better than sex!!!
Just watch the whole movie no comments....
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Jack Lupino on November 24, 2009, 06:37:00 pm
OMG forget your real life here is the future !!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PAM0wr7cZ8
First Aion addon will be better than sex!!!
Just watch the whole movie no comments....
Oh shit! I was planning to quit but this is seriously fucking awesome!
Back to the Mau's again i go..
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Chronologix on November 30, 2009, 12:34:57 am
I am getting pretty bored of my current games and kinda want something that will hold my attention...I played in the beta, and it didn't hold my attention at all (was a Gladiator on Elyos) and quit before the end of the beta. But with that new patch and someone saying they are changing the Grind philosophy so that it may be more enjoyable to casual gamers, I may end up looking back into it.

But no idea when that patch may arrive, and not a huge fan of subscription games...I may need some more convincing to pick this one up. But my boredom may prevail if I can't find any other games soon.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: aesir on November 30, 2009, 02:16:53 am
I am getting pretty bored of my current games and kinda want something that will hold my attention...I played in the beta, and it didn't hold my attention at all (was a Gladiator on Elyos) and quit before the end of the beta. But with that new patch and someone saying they are changing the Grind philosophy so that it may be more enjoyable to casual gamers, I may end up looking back into it.

But no idea when that patch may arrive, and not a huge fan of subscription games...I may need some more convincing to pick this one up. But my boredom may prevail if I can't find any other games soon.

I do like subscription games - if you look at the amount of new content (more than just a new map every now and then) you get for the monthly fee, it clearly outranks the regular games. Played WoW for quite a long time, but I never really liked the shinybrightcutechibikawaii-style of Aion. Nevertheless, 10€/$ a month really isn't much, that's what you pay for a trip to the cinema, which is 2 hours of entertainment.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Chronologix on November 30, 2009, 03:24:47 am
I am getting pretty bored of my current games and kinda want something that will hold my attention...I played in the beta, and it didn't hold my attention at all (was a Gladiator on Elyos) and quit before the end of the beta. But with that new patch and someone saying they are changing the Grind philosophy so that it may be more enjoyable to casual gamers, I may end up looking back into it.

But no idea when that patch may arrive, and not a huge fan of subscription games...I may need some more convincing to pick this one up. But my boredom may prevail if I can't find any other games soon.

I do like subscription games - if you look at the amount of new content (more than just a new map every now and then) you get for the monthly fee, it clearly outranks the regular games. Played WoW for quite a long time, but I never really liked the shinybrightcutechibikawaii-style of Aion. Nevertheless, 10€/$ a month really isn't much, that's what you pay for a trip to the cinema, which is 2 hours of entertainment.

Still not sure if its worth it until i get some info AFTER this new patch
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Casper on November 30, 2009, 07:58:18 am
I'm playing at the moment, and while I enjoy a few aspects of the game all I hear of endgame is grind grind grind. I saw the new trailer and, if they replicate what was in that to the live game, I will be very impressed.
Until then, though, my subscription remains inactive. The game has potential, but it was nowhere near altered enough to meet the demands of a clearly opposite western market. This 'aint Korea, guys, try again.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Mirdin on March 02, 2010, 06:20:49 pm
Oh I selled my account it´s pretty boring on higher levels... Played till lvl 47 with my main char. This game takes just to much of my lifetime. You have to repeat some quests over and over again just boring. Till lvl 30 it was fun but after that .... I don´t think I´ll play MMO´s ever again I just don´t have the time anymore
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Aeon on July 04, 2012, 12:11:23 am
Fast forward to 2012! So it's free. Aion has been F2P for quite a while now. And if what EDiots have to say on the game (http://encyclopediadramatica.se/Aion) is anything to go by, the game is a nice, steaming piece of poop. Obviously it is overdramatized but I hate how the level progression allegedly spikes dramatically after level 30 or so. And also how the article states that there really is nothing to do in the game after getting to the top level and top tier armor.

Well, it should be expected, really. It's just like in WoW, except it is constantly getting updates and is better at sucking the life from you.

Oh, why do I necro this thread, then? I don't know. A friend of mine said to me that he wants to check the game out. Fair enough, we shall.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Moheeheeko on July 04, 2012, 09:14:31 pm
ARE YOU A WIZARD?

I just started playing it again yesterday, and im actually enjoying the fact that there are PEOPLE in it again.  I played it from beta to 6 months in, when I got hacked lost all my stuff (which is actually a very big deal in Aion) and NCsoft basically shrugged and gave me the finger.  I vowed not to give them anymore money, but I did enjoy the game.

Aion is one of those games where when you hit max, yes the game is pretty much over, but it takes you a while to get there.  If you hit max level in 2-3 days (like you can do in WoW) you have issues.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Aeon on July 10, 2012, 12:25:38 am
ARE YOU A WIZARD?
A warrior, actually. I wanted to put here a screenshot of my afro negroidal Elysian dude and make a lame joke about the pool being closed, but whatever.
It was a pretty fun game for the first 10 levels, if uninspired. It could definitely rival WoW in quite a few areas back in the day, but then WoW got refurbished quests that in general blew Aion's ones out of the water. Not to mention the simplified, Diablo III-ish, casual-friendly mechanics. I did not think it a bad thing, mind you! I really hated how much of my life I had to sacrifice in order to do boring stuff in WoW, so the simpler, the better. Well, to a point, obviously.

There is also a story in Aion, but since there are 3900 quests to do, we haven't bothered much to check it out.
So anyway, the moment we hit up Sanctum, everything went to hell. Those professions, man. Repeating boring work orders again and again made us feel like Chinese gold farmers. Plus, we felt so lost all of a sudden. Really sucked out our will to play the game. We might still meet up later, try to grind up to level 18 through boring quests and check out the instances.
It's a good thing players are provided some kind of a charm that increases the EXP gained by 50%, I suppose.

...I should have named my character Adenaplz :P
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Moheeheeko on July 10, 2012, 09:10:43 am


 Those professions, man.
Protip: professions in Aion are for people who like EVE.

You outlevel anything you make so fast now it isnt worth it, and quests give you enough gold to buy what you want (if it doesnt allready drop from quests.)  If you think THIS is a grind, be glad you never played original release, this game is fuckin easy now.  Get lost? follow your story questline, it leads to the new quest hub.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Aeon on July 11, 2012, 09:41:11 pm
And so we said: "balls to it". You know, the grind was still bearable, but being F2P feels like playing an extended demo version. You can't trade, can't use the auction house, can't join guilds (legions) and more, and that was the last straw. This is unacceptable to people like us who have played WoW before. You still have to pay in order to enjoy all features of the game? We'll pass until real life moniez can only get you vanity items at most, and all players have otherwise equal opportunities.

Gotta thank NCSoft for helping me avoid becoming addicted to another MMORPG though, I'll give them that.
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Moheeheeko on July 12, 2012, 12:00:16 am
I havent paid them anything in a long while and I can do all of those things.

Also couldnt help but spot.
"No more WoW references, WoW is evil"

Broke your own rule :P
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Aeon on July 12, 2012, 01:26:39 am
I think that's because you played Aion while it was still pay to play. (You did, right?) You guys get so-called "veteran accounts" with some additional privileges and apparently basically get the full game, no catches. Here is the table (http://www.aionfreetoplay.com/website/features/) comparing the account types.

And I did break the rule indeed... Though actually it only referred to my user profile. I used to have a pretty lame WoW reference in there. Removed it soon after becoming fed up with the game.
Well I figured out that Aion is pretty much a clone of the Original Evil, so it's kinda like talking about the same thing. :P
Title: Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
Post by: Moheeheeko on July 12, 2012, 05:32:09 am
Ah, was not aware of my Vet Status (Played from beta to about 3 months into release)

That does suck that they did that to new people, its actually pretty fun.