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  1. Haven't posted in like prolly a year if not more. so apologies if I ramble but I have a lot of very fond memories over this game. even if I'm not terribly fond of the current version. Better graphics and all that but a lot has been lost too. There days I really which I was looking at a 4.0 to 4.8 version server. The cash shop was relatively tame. The game economy was off the hook. Kinah farming bots everywhere. It was so bad that saying to NCSoft NA "Why don't you guys just sell us Kinah.. you can under sell em so bad t'hey can't keep up." .. and it wasn't that unreasonable. After all NCSoft should have been getting all the money spent for Kinah. Old argument now. I never gave the RMT's money then and not about to now. Don't miss that part at all. What I do miss is well, the world. The levelling struggle. These days it's almost "don't sneeze.. you'll level cap!" So much of the story is just skipped over. A new player has no clue what went on before. And we actually had a pretty decent RP community that kept it true to the lore or at least made best efforts. I remember some of the insanely out of the way places we'd take our RP just to stay away from the trolls. Didn't get much help from the GM's. GM service was always kinda flaky. They never had what they needed to adequately monitor the game world. I never wanted a buy my way to victory game, even though seems to be the way of so many games these days. Just charge me a subscription, and if ya add new content, make me pay for it. Worked just fine for Blizzard ya know.. right up to the point they suicided by selling themselves to EA. And looky there. Warcraft Classic, and the servers are full ok! Proof you can go retro and make it work! I'd faint and thought I'd died and gone to heaven to see the old 4/0 game world quest sieges etc in the current iteration of the game engine with it's much tweaked. and improved graphics and graphics response and optimized code. Especially now we're all on broadband darn near and off dial up! it'd be damd smexy and just as good looking as anything else out there (better really.. brighter palette of color!) I know there are private servers out there running back versions of the game. That's not what I want. I've tried a couple and yea. Issues, and really rude communities. *gag!* So yea. If ya'll ever wanna put up a legacy 4.0- or 4.8 I'll sub. ya'll can have $20.. maybe even $25 per month from me.. but the more ya charge the more ya better have GM staff 24/7 and active! I want kinah sellers DRT as fast as they log on. They get one advert per toon out and they go poof!. No excuses. And just to make it extra fun. Must be subbed before you can log in. The RMT's are not going to be willing to have to pay up a moths cash in advance to play. No F2P model, and no P2W what so ever, No XP boosters, no game advantage of any kind in the cash shop. Cosmetic only and lots of it! And yea world PvP but yes ya gotta have immune zones because players will tweak, and limited hours, and when the rift period ends you get auto returned. If you log out while rifted you get auto returned.. No log off the character and come back hours later when no one is expecting you. Keep the world PvP sane because not everyone PvP's. though they will have to pay attention to whats active where. It's a dangerous game world. it should always feel like it. I made General back in the day. I wouldn't mind doing it again. And I wasn't even particularly good at PvP, but I went to sieges every day with out fail. Didn't miss many of them. I enjoyed it in spite of the god awful lag fest slide show that it was. The current Aion version just doesn't have it for me. I kinda fiddle with it and keep it installed and up to date. I've no interest in actually playing it. The games story has moved on and it doesn't really make a lot of sense to me at times. And levelling is just plain a waste.. why not simply trim down the number of levels because on the route to the level cap simple and easy. Cut the levels in half and maybe some challenge can be introduced back in, and game balance work would be simplified. In spite of my carping, it's Aion. Still the prettiest MMO on the market. And a better character creator then even some of the very newest games. If it didn't have something it would have been off my hard drive years ago. Great music (all original). It has great story, even if the newer players have no idea what the story is anymore. They get a real shorted "Current" version and never learn the nuances of what came before and why it matters (and maybe just maybe why some of the older players are so seriously bad ass! But that could be just me. Meh!). Anyway. Had to do a clean re-install. ABout 18 min away from finished. I'll log in a fiddle for a bit.. Peace, Out. Bittena sends
  2. So, in the news...

    Do a search on Google and on You Tube Keyword phrase "China online gaming ban" Apparently most of this went down last week.. most reports are from 4 and 5 days ago..And yea I found out about it today...getting a littler slow off the mark in my old age I am.. (egad) I'm way behind on updates.. currently downloading a 11 gig and change patch/update for Aion. It'll be a little bit... Thank gawd we installed fiber optic 2 months back or I'd be all day downloading via the old DSL modem! I'll be in game in about 40 minutes tops.. Bittena Sends P.S. I strongly suspect that one of the first things that the government there will do is SHut down VPN access outside the country for anything other than licenced business use (ie banking and multinationals.. little businesses like gold farming companies will like be up the creek without a paddle unless they're sponsored/operated by the PLA which is actually something the PLA really doesn't like doing.
  3. So, in the news...

    Have to see what the effects will be but gold farmers/bot runners out of China may about to be out of business. Reported from various sources that is the CCP and the peoples congress are stepping down hard on access to multiplayer gaming outside of China due to the effects of the Hong Kong protests. I first found out of this from the Youtube channel "Inside Gaming" and have found other confirmations of this reportage elsewhere rather rapidly. Hopefully the long term effects will be to finally "mostly" shut down the worst of the activity in AIon and other MMO's. I can hope! SO if you suddenly see a lot less bots and gold spam give thanks to the Hong Kong protesters because the CCP has it knickers well and truly in a twist over it all and are acting rapidly to make the great firewall of china even more impenetrable with even new rules. Access to games and MMO's outside of China has been suspended. Undoubtedly it won't happen all at once but it will happen. And maybe, just maybe we the players that love this game can finally get in there and start getting players BACK and getting new players interested. Now if we could just get the Dev's in Korea to bring back part of the old meta that we all so loved. And maybe bring back the journey that made playing Aion so awesome back in the day instead of the gimmie to end game that seems to be what we have now. BIttena sends P.S> Imma go log in after my game updates and see if the effect is all ready happening! Sure would be nice!
  4. So unless your buried deep under a rock.. a very large rock you have been at least hearing about reactions to Blizzards WOW classic. Post cata I ended up switching over to AION because WOW ceased to be a challenge. AIon gave me the challenge back and it was every bit as difficult as original WOW (if not a little bit more so!). I remember that period.. getting to level 20 was "OMG I'M LEVEL 20!" and every milestone on the way to the level cap mattered. Mobs were tough, grouping was necessary and world PvP was everywhere. You could get ganked at as moments notice (that part was a bit over the top and did get nerfed down somewhat. A minority of the player base was good with it, most did not like it because there was no fair chance to even get away in most cases much less win. It was a problem.) Todays Aion is a cake walk all the way to level 6o with gear being a gimmie and and it's all about the end game.. In retrospect this is not a very fun system 'cept for those that all ready got the goodies. Before the gimmies started happening though there was a period, a golden age of AION where I mr. crap at the key board managed to work up to general rank doing PvP in a legion where we picked every go getter we had heard that had been rejected by the greater community and turn them into a PvP force to be reckoned with under Evilparaguns.. (You may recall him with a fond hate.. We all had gotten so much crap for so long we just didn't care anymore.. and went out in righteous fury and made a place for our selves). So NCSoft... I know it's been said before and suggested as some sort of AIon classic (certainly whats running on private servers world wide should be a CLUE). So maybe there finally is a place for an official AIon classic and a chance to take the lessons learned over the last several years and make a better Aion.. and if ya gotta retcon a few things.. do it. To the regular lurkers go ahead and comment all you want. I don't follow the forums any more and I wont be getting any notification on replies to the thread. I don't play Aion any more because there's no challenge. There little feeling of accomplishment on the way to the level cap and the current system in spite of the gear leaves player woefully unprepared for the end game because they never have to actually test their skills on the way up the levels so they get to cap and have no clue what to do. I recall back in the day players literally whining about "How grindy AIon was" Yet the reality is it was never anywhere as grindy as WOW was. You never had to spend 20 minutes to an hour getting from A to B for a quest or to discover a new zone. I loved playing AION back in the day. it was visually stunning, fun story lines, epic struggles everywhere. Today... not so much. And it seems other then a hard core of players there just not that many of you playing. Actuall new players are far and few between. Is the game dead? No. Your still playing so the game is not dead. But I remember there being many many servers for the NA region and now you have.... 3. Maybe, just maybe looking to AIons past may save its future. Bittena sends
  5. "Cannot Regist Xigncode Module"

    I have an issue here.. I really really REALLY do not like the idea of disabling or bypassing any of the system protection setting on my computer. This was out and out suggested to me by NCSOft support. (that and it didn't work but thats another matter.) This could leave a seriously open back door into ones computer doing the suggested. To fix to run AIon I have to disable part MY computer OS security features? I know you gents mean well but the technical fix suggested can be viewed as rather.. irresponsible! Sorry NCSoft and NCWest but you guys need to get this fixed PRONTO COM PADRE!. My old Win7 box will run AIon no problem (not as pretty.. like minimum graphics settings darnit!) so on the crappy old thinkpad t510 to play Aion again (poo really guys poo!) , and it'll just have to wait until you guys have a fully WinX compatible version of your anti cheat software. Please let us know when that's up. And soon please..? Bittena sends
  6. This Nerk be easy!

    *chuckles some more* made 75 out for the night.. more of it tomorrow.. Gotta go get my gankage on.. here ely ely ely....
  7. This Nerk be easy!

    So.. I'm pretty sure I could level up hung over, blind and crippled in both hands at this point.... Ok,it.s not quite that easy but still the carping and complaining is just pitiful.. Going to have to get all Mister T on folks I swear.. Hit 65 no quest go fight tiamat again. It is a repeatable instance ya know...I even got the b'c'n feather thats way better then the level 40 one the game GAVE me... I am having to play the game on my old win7 box because my win 10 box is just getting all upset about running the anti cheat app. A minor inconvenience. Am seeing folks on the new server putting items up for 100's of millions of Kinah and I just gotta laugh because no one has more then maybe a few million at this point. (and the RMT's why.. no where to be seen! Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! Saw one single BOT running and it went boom in front of me *giggles!*) Easy mode levelling up.. decent gear the game hands to you everything dropping just can be vendored. Quest rewards are the equal of the gear ya get and it gets upgraded as you go. Missing a lot of the old lore but you know that's ok.. If you look with new eyes, its really ok. Everything your doing is to learn the skills, rotations etc. Saving all my mana stones and upgrade stuff until level cap where it'll be useful, because for now I just don't need it! Once I hit the cap it'll be PvP to the max. I am enjoying myself. I hope the rest of you are also. The one thing though that does irritate me is the "children" whining in trade and LFG about how no one buying their stuff (some disconnect in their brain on the new server.. NO ONE has a lot of money and won't for a while yet. I just hit 66 and I've a hair under 3 million kinah.. and there is nothing on the broker i want to buy.. zip, nadda, not a nerking thing. Imma go have to figure out how to blacklist again so I don't have to listen to the baby whining from players who cannot take a few moments to go read the patch notes, not that even matters on a new server where your starting with a NEW toon and no one has nerk! There stuff you cant even get until you hit the level cap. I may try my hand at the crafting, but pretty sure that the mats nearly all come out of the end content. I'll figure that out when I get to it. Discovering is half the fun right now! see ya'll out there. Bittena sends (on the new server "Kuiama")
  8. Soon as I go to buy a hairstyle...

    Speaking of... so where the plastic surgery vender person?. Can't find em in pandy!
  9. "Cannot Regist Xigncode Module"

    Funny thing I've noticed.. I have two computers here. One is a windows -10 box the other is win-7. The issues are on the win -10 box. The win 7 box launches every time, which is of course the machine with the WORST graphics *sigh* (and just confirmed) Still pocking at the win-10 box because that is the one I want it to run on. At this point I am starting to think that this may be an issue specific to win-10 machines..
  10. Scheduled Game Update - October 24, 2018

    Code isn't playing nice with other code. The usual reasons for such I would imagine Hey it's onlya couple hours or so over due.. I recall one patch the game was down 2 days after it was scheduled to be back up.
  11. Aion Tshirt Giveaway Guessing Game

    well considering someone noted feeding the server a little blue pill 1 and 1000 Bittena go's for 567
  12. 1st post in 6.2

    Do you have a creepy kid sister? An Uncle Fester (that means "to rot") Are they Adams Family worthy?
  13. 1st post in 6.2

    Yep the troopies up in Seattle should have been on their way home an hour ago.. I'll bet there's smoking scorch marks in the NCWest offices from all the pacing back and forth
  14. Scheduled Game Update - October 24, 2018

    well we can log onto the site so this is a good sign!
  15. Read the parts of the Kinah conversion process. Gonna seriously put a crimp in the way the RMT's do their business.. Good. If it happens to shut them down entirely even better. And more importantly it going to make those who insist on cheating have to jump through even more hoops.. Maybe 'nuff to get 'em to stop. The game econ gets a reset. maybe a little hard core thumpage on those that don't get the clue. Then we can see about pulling people back to the game.