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About Jagblade-DN

  1. Star Wars Galaxies. Nuke over half the professions, a fair amount of quests, items, dozens of skills, stats, and mechanics. Call it the "New Game Enhancements" update and as a result see over half of the total player base cancel their subscriptions and that is not an exaggeration.
  2. I miss skins :(

    Half of my for nyerks and giggles skins I can't even use anymore due to losing the ability to wear different kinds of armor. On my gladiator main I had more kinah than I really knew what to do with, so I spent it all on different novelty hats and random armors to make different outfits. I had a complete clown costume for example but now I can't even equip it.
  3. A bit late with a reply, but I'm guessing this is your first or only MMO? Your understanding of U.S. Law is a little flawed. Basically what's going to happen is what happened with other MMOs that shut down here in the west such as SWG, City of Heroes (another NCSoft title,) Tabula Rasa (another NCSoft title,) Wildstar (Yet another NCSoft title I think?) etc. That is to say they just shut down and you are not compensated in any way. You have no legal recourse at all. They are not obligated to continue hosting servers and you paid to access the game while it was still running. It sucks but that is pretty much the end of the story, that's the way it has always been. Aion is absolutely no different when it finally comes time for it to shut down.
  4. aion is dying

    The sunset announcement proved that SOE Corporate and Lucas Arts were the ones really holding SWG back. All those years of being told atmospheric flight was impossible for example? For the final months the dev team is allowed to do whatever they wanted. Atmospheric flight is implemented and made stable in roughly a month. I don't know why but none of the emulators feel the same. I really think the community is what made the game. As for Aion regressing towards a more mobile style? It doesn't surprise me since Aion already got one mobile game launched and "Aion 2" is also a mobile game in development. They can make far more money off of casual mobile gamers who buy micro-transactions than they can off of MMOs. Unfortunate but that seems to be where we're heading.
  5. aion is dying

    Many of us have been screaming about what 6.0 was going to do to this game when we read the patch notes. People who played the Korean version warned us about it. Eastern design choices and marketing are not compatible with the west and the people who continued to play Aion after 5.0 and its own BS? 6.0 has just been more of what was already wrong with the game for many people and the game is already turning off new players. I still honestly believe the only solution is to either go back to (or open a server) on any version from 3.0 to 4.7 (I'd prefer the latter) and then just allow NCSoft West to independently balance the game and selectively add content. To me 6.0 and onward has felt a lot like Star Wars Galaxies' NGE update. A completely and total overhaul of how the game works and is played, that removes tons of content, overly streamlines and dumbs down the game, and totally backfires in the end.
  6. Things that were deleted unnecessarily

    Nothing new honestly. NCSoft has been attempting to sell easily acquirable and cheap in game items for hard cash for years. They've only just gotten smart enough to actually remove the cheap and easy route from within the game itself. They've been trying to scam their customers for years, even going as far as to slightly rename some items to make them appear different. Here are some pictures posted on the old forums a few years back:
  7. 'Member when...

    Unfortunately this is not something that can be mitigated. The problem is not with just some of the changes made but the entire update. The foundation of this update, the core of it is for a completely different audience than what exists here in the west. This is not something that can be salvaged. The only options are to revert back to a prior patch or completely re-engineer 6.0 and on wards for a western market. You'd end up with two drastically different versions of Aion but that is the only way. What exists in the east does not work for the west anymore.
  8. 'Member when...

    6.0+ killed this game, ruined it. Some stuff sounded nice on paper but in practice it's hot garbage.
  9. motion card? skins? WTF?

    This could also very well be true, at least in the West. Aion is still going strong in Korea.
  10. motion card? skins? WTF?

    It's been months at this point and they still haven't managed to get everything from the old BCM ported over. At this point I doubt they have any real intention of doing so. By not having everything (or at least all the old stuff) on the BCM they create artificial scarcity. This encourages their customers to spend more money if they think this could be their one chance for a long time (if not ever again) to get what they want.
  11. AION 2 Mobile

    While Aion 2 and Legions of War are separate games, both are mobile games being developed. Aion 2 takes place before the cataclysm.
  12. 6.0 info

    Holy necro Batman! But yes, this game is well on its way to dying and that can be blamed firmly on completely mismanagement by NCSoft. 6.2 is a patch clearly intended for the Korean market. NOTHING about it works here in the west. They cannot continue to just keep porting these patches over to us. They need serious overhauls for the NA market.
  13. Aion's Music

    To think they removed so much of this beautiful music...
  14. Some how this doesn't surprise me. Just like the crap shoot that is 6.2, the thing that a lot of people were warning us about, people were also warning us about "Aion 2" and the likes of this. I'm not sure if these are the same thing but they are both mobile games that are not only outright terrible, but also screw with established lore beyond all belief. Aion will collapse in the west, the muscle in Korea has made absolutely sure of that with their terrible decisions. They have shown time and time again for the last decade and a half that they do not understand their western market. If it works in Korea, obviously it just works.