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  1. siege schedule

    From the Weekly Maint post.. On a side note, we look forward to providing another update on your feedback early next week. We'll have details to share on Siege Schedule Changes, among other things.
  2. Is Prestige by Server?

    No. It is supposed to be on both servers and on all characters. What exactly can't you access? Try talking to the Prestige Vendors on both servers.
  3. All the Shibas! And I agree. The rewards for the event seem a little 6.0-ish. Help to those who are just starting or returning, but not a lot of help for your bread and butter players who have stuck with you.
  4. Game Team Update: Feedback Response

    I'm shocked, but.. wow. Not sure how you got anyone to listen to you (and by extension, us), but good for you. Keep it up.
  5. World boss

    Way to miss the point, Ele. My point again and slower, since you didn't get it the first time.. When someone points out an unfairness, telling them to "try harder" after pointing out that a year (or 2 or 5 or 10 years) ago something else was unfair is 100% sheer idiocy. There isn't shit nothing that anyone can do to fix the terrible things that happened to poor pathetic you a year ago. There isn't shit nothing that anyone can do about what happened to poor pathetic me in 2009 and 2010 and 2011 and and and.. But MAYBE there is something that the game can do to fix an unfairness TODAY. Did the message get through to you this time? (INB4 Ele suggests a time machine or reparations.)
  6. elyos hackers

    It's much easier to see hackers when you fight against them than when you fight next to them. If you want to have a conversation about how many hackers there are -everywhere-, that's a good convo to have. But don't call out one side on one server. That's just foolish.
  7. World boss

    *slow clap* How about how from 2009-2017 when Asmodians couldn't do anything on any server! TRY EVEN HARDER!!!!! /endsarcasm Arguing that something was worse a year ago doesn't make pointing out a disparity wrong. Seriously. Get a grip.
  8. Mini Lakrum Bosses

    Pretty sure that this change was intentional. Seen this happen far too often to believe anything else. It isn't good business to have something powerful easily farmable by bots.
  9. Game Teams Request - Feedback

    Good post. So here is the thing. I have been playing Aion since 2009. I have witnessed one hell of a lot in this game. I have stuck with it because Aion has always been my game. I tried different games, but always came back. @Melodiosa-KT's bolded comment above pretty much sums up this whole thing for me. When I saw this thread go up, I pretty much thought.. nothing is going to come of this. I posted first with simple needs. Hacks, pay2win and RNG. I have watched people post lengthy, well thought out posts that address all three. (Though by far, RNG seems to be most people's main concern.) I have seen some other issues, like @Itzmin-DN's post above that talks about Support and their ginormous suckage, that also need addressing. But it all boils down to this. Will NCWest take our concerns to NCSoft and get things changed. After more than a decade of hoping that something will be done, I don't have any more hope. I imagine Kibblez coming in all idealistic and innocent and actually believing or thinking that he can do great things for Aion. Pull our game out of the dumpster it has been in for years. But I have seen new employees start just like this in the past and it never quite works out. They come in with all these good ideas and intentions to start a dialog with the players and change things. And then the company -and- the players beat them down and nothing.. ever.. changes. I'm watching what happens, but I have no hope. Hope in Aion just leads to disappointment.
  10. My suggestions to bring former players back :)

    @Archangelos-KT I was talking about the initial roll out of GP, where ranks were still perma and people could buy it and double dipped from the AP they had at the start. I agree with you when they made GP -reset-, it fixed some of the worst parts of GP. Keep in mind that in the beginning, AP was -spent-, too. So every time you bought a PvP item, you were forced to reset your rank. My first governor, Mac, was only saving for an AP bow. As soon as it bought it, he deranked and was happy to be a soldier again. Some people, me included, de-ranked ourselves by buying AP potions and the like to keep our ranks low because dying as a ranked player was so freaking painful. To the point that you could lose ranks in one night's siege if you died too much. In fact, we would try for a fort and at a certain point, every single officer would leave because they were losing too much AP and it was setting their ability to buy gear back too much. Almost no one tranformed because the cost in AP would also set back their ability to buy their next piece of AP gear.
  11. Game Teams Request - Feedback

    The first thing that I remember people quitting over (aside from racial imbalances) was the insane RNG in crafting the miragent/fenris pants. So as far back as 2009 RNG has been kicking Aion players in the nuts. I agree. Though I still feel that hand in hand with easing up on the reliance on RNG is banning hackers. It would be lovely to make actual gear progress, it won't matter if someone else is getting their skill out of a bottle.
  12. My suggestions to bring former players back :)

    I recognize that you love Aion, @Nalariel-KT.. as we all do since we are still here and trying. We love Aion and, I think, we hate it as well. We know it could be so much better. We remember so many good times. So I respect that you want to see the game flourish again. In my heart of hearts.. I do, too. I am glad that you read what I wrote and I take no joy in that you can't really refute anything that I wrote. It's sad. I think we are all sad to some extent. I read through the new suggestions thread. We are seeing the same things posted over and over. People want less RNG. People want a higher chance of getting the things everyone needs. People want less hackers. People want a fun and fair game environment. Now let's see if anything is done. Whether any changes are made goes back to what I was talking about.. a change in the culture at NCSoft. I would like to hope that what players are asking for makes it through the "bottom line" thinking that prevails at NCSoft, but maybe I have been here too long and see too many things to really believe that it will.
  13. Game Teams Request - Feedback

    Guess I will get the ball rolling! My top three.. Hackers Pay2Win Too much RNG/Poor RNG
  14. My suggestions to bring former players back :)

    Nostalgia isn't a good reason to return to a game. Bringing back things that people liked (areas, instances, skins, etc.) may draw them in for a short period of time, but if the game is still a tidy-bowl of pay2win, gear disparity, RMT and hacks, players just aren't going to -stay-. Consider Aion runs an event to bring old players back. They push some combination of "the good ol' days" and hand out some free things. So old players log back in and walk around and smile. Until they get slaughtered in .25 seconds by a hacking, whale in +587 orange-omega gear that pulsates rainbows as they manage to hit the nub 328 times in those .25 seconds. And then they remember why they quit in the first place. Aion is just a tough game to leave and return to. It didn't use to be that way. AP was still ap and kinah was still kinah and gear was still gear. Then the devs screwed up ap and added GP and then screwed that up and then screwed up kinah and tried to fix it a little and screwed it up more and then they reworked gear but quickly fell into the same trap that gear was in before they reworked it. I think everyone that has ever played Aion misses it to some extent. Even if they haven't played for years and years. The game just hasn't aged well. It's laggy. It's not as beautiful. With the advent of f2p, the game systems have been changed to make money rather than be balanced. It's very hard to catch up. As the population falls, the players get more and more toxic. As the toxicity gets higher, players become more and move insular which is less welcoming to new and returning players. The higher-ups at NCSoft don't really care beyond their bottom line. NCSoft isn't a gaming company run by gamers. It's a gaming company run by business men and women. They want to make money and just don't understand gamers. Case in point.. if it got out that Aion was banning hackers, NCSoft would take an immediate hit to their bottom line. BUT.. in time gamers would return to the game because they wouldn't have to deal with people whose skill came from a program and not from them personally. If Aion went back to only selling skins/emotes/furniture/dyes/etc (and tons of them!), removed enchanting and all the extra RNG doodlie-dads aside from maybe mana-stones. If Aion got rid of transformations and went back to just letting us make scrolls. Simplified things. If Aion banned every hacker, reworked the game so it was harder to hack and continued to do ban waves on hackers. Then -maybe-, the game would become popular again. Without a total rework of not only the game, but the culture at NCSoft.. Aion isn't going to become a thriving game again. It will remain a nitch game and one we all love. But it isn't going to grow.
  15. Bid ban

    Wasn't that when they killed the dredg? Thinking back, I believe that most ban waves were for things like exploits and not specifically hacks. I can't recall a ban wave of no-ani hackers. But I can remember a number of ban waves for exploiting a loophole and buying kinah. I do remember targeted bans for people that did things like.. "flew" to the tops of towers to get more GP, clipped through walls to take down the respawn thingies during the world v. world sieges and sinking under the floor to clear fort instances solo. But those weren't exactly "ban waves". More a handful of people caught doing something rather public.