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  1. Transparent Scrolls (yet again)

    Aion is running on fumes. They don't have the resources to continually making new skins to sell, so instead they're going to lease the skins you already bought. Reselling old content is cheaper than paying developers to come up with something novel. NC has made the same mistake that all publishers seem to be making these days. They see falling revenue as players naturally move on to newer titles and respond with mechanics meant to increase profit per player at the expense of actual enjoyment of the game. This works in the short term as revenue stabilizes, but player retention plummets due to dissatisfaction and burn-out. This leads to more drops in revenue, which leads to more consumer-unfriendly money grabs, ect ect. Loot boxes, RNG progression systems, overpriced skins, converting previously free mechanics into paid content. All of these are symptoms of publishers looking for the next quick fix to their systematic incompetence and failure to innovate. PC gaming has become mobile gaming with better graphics. When Aion charges by the minute to see skins you've already purchased, Blizzard sells a literal dot on the screen, Bethesda charges $15 for a reskinned emote in a $60 game, and EA shoves loot boxes down your throat at every opportunity, then you know the market is in crisis. The next decade of gaming will be a major disruption as established developers fall victim to their own obsession with short term gains at the expense of long term viability. With Steam about to finally see some real competition from the Epic Games store, developers will benefit from better revenue splits as platforms compete for games, and the rise in crowd funding makes it easier to develop without relying on publisher money. Star citizen might be a scam, and who knows how Ashes of Creation will fare. But those are just the first few to come down the pike, and first waves are rarely successful. My bet is we'll see a lot more independent studios finding success as market conditions become more favorable and players look for alternatives to the current top dogs kicking us at every turn. Maybe studios like NC will realize their mistake in time. Or maybe they'll stick to their outdated, consumer unfriendly business models and go the way of Poloroid and Blockbuster; victims of their own hubris and complacency. Who can say. In short: let me look like the slutty angel I was born to be, NC. Don't be stupid.
  2. GP reset date

    Luna? Odd way to spell Manastone Fasteners. You're so kooky
  3. SnowBalls event statistics from me so far

    @MechEagIe-DN tell us what you got! We need to know for science!
  4. Weekly Server Maintenance - December 12, 2018

    I dont believe there's ever been a surprise event in Aion history. There have been many times where they've given a generic "a new event will start, details will be released after the patch" but to my knowledge they've never straight up dropped one without notice. I mean, I hope they do because the current event is absolute (t)(r)(a)(s)(h) (stop censoring this to rubbish, wtf? this isn't a swear word and I'm not british.), but I don't think they will.
  5. Maint for this week, Broken record, or actual info?

    Bonus points if slow progress is blamed on "the holiday" that was three weeks ago or "the holiday" that's still two weeks away. We all know how workers get the last 6 weeks of the year off, right?
  6. ABSURD retune prices

    So we're only paying 28.5 times as much. It's practically a steal!
  7. ABSURD retune prices

    Oh boy, can't wait to spend $20 to lose stats! It's classic NC entertainment! What a joke
  8. ABSURD retune prices

    If I'm doing the math right in my head, that's basically $2 a retune, yes?
  9. New snowball item

    I opened 12 and got two legendary daevanion skill book chests, some PvP or PvE enchantment stones (didn't pay much attention), 5 transformation contracts, and a solorius weapon box
  10. How To Launch Aion from a bat File?

    You have to use the editor from: http://rainy.ws/downloads/1432/ Run as an administrator, hit load, select the cfg file, put in that line, save, then go find the file, right click, select properties, and check the 'read only' box so Aion won't rewrite your changes. I personally didn't notice a difference though.

    what rewards did EU get?
  12. How To Launch Aion from a bat File?

    I see. Well, the change seems to be saving even without launching from a bat, so it all worked out in the end anyway!
  13. So I've been trying to fix this issue with Aion giving me massive frame rate drops during sieges, even as CPU and GPU usage remains low. Apparently Aion does not do native multi-threading and works mainly off of a single core, hence bottle-necking during sieges. Well, I came across an old forum thread on EU from 2015 that claims to fix this issue by adding r_MultiThreaded = "1" to the system.cfg file (I'm skeptical, but worth a shot). The problem is that in order to keep the change from being rewritten when the game is launched is to launch it from a bat file; which I have absolutely no idea how to do. Anyone know how to set that up? These 5 fps sieges are killin' me, man.
  14. Long Awaited Event

    Given that Cyan has said we should expect fewer events going forward specifically because they want to avoid the economy being event driven, I think events will give mostly passive buffs (drop rate, ex, pve boost, ect) or untradeable drops (enchantment stones, stigma enchants, instance entry scrolls). I'd be surprised if we get a kinah making event right out of the gate. Though, I guess NC has never been good with sticking with a plan.
  15. Change Idgel Dome Kunax Point Value

    I always get annoyed losing an ID even with complete PvP dominance. Like today we had 28 kills to their 1 but still lost 7k points to 10k because they got kunax kill credit. I'd suggest either lowering his point value or changing it to match DPS contribution. As in if you do 51% of damage, you get 51% of the points rather than 100. Otherwise what's the point of the PvP at the start? Just have kunax spawn immediately and skip the first couple minutes of time-wasting nonsense.