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Everything posted by Aly-DN

  1. Is the Abyss still a thing?

    I remember when the Abyss was the thing. Meeting up with friends, taking an artifact and setting down your kisk and fighting off of it until we got overwhelmed. Damn me, but people complained bitterly about flight PvP.. but we all did it! As time (and patches) moved on, the Abyss became less and less important to the point it was really only active during siege times even though flight PvP had been improved by a great deal as compared to those early days. I believe that's why the devs removed it and only opened up the Core for the one siege on Sundays. Which does make me sad. Flying and the Abyss are so iconic when it comes to Aion. I'm glad to hear that flying makes a return in 7.x, but I will still always miss those old days of PvPing in the Abyss.
  2. Well, constructive criticism (Thank Say)

    I don't think that you are harassing me, @KonkersGG-EK. It's fine if you feel that I am naive. It's just that I have been around Aion for almost 10 years. I have seen players bring change to the game and I have seen players be ignored. I have a sense of what works or might work and what won't. Spamming Say's post (which was rather long) several dozens times marginalizes what he is trying to say. That's for certain. I was trying to suggest ways that have worked in the past so that his words can be heard. @Noonga-KT says that Say wrote to Cyan, Hime and Gideon already and received no response. That strikes me as weird as a thoughtful message to Cyan usually receives a response. It was the same message posted on the forums? Hmm. Maybe collect signatures to give it more weight than just one player's words? As to why Korea told the staff that they couldn't account bind crafting mats.. I don't know and we aren't likely to know the whys. We were just told that they can't for "various" reasons. I agree that's BS. We've found work arounds for passing mats to other characters but it's far from easy and results in the loss of kinah, which is already harder to acquire. All types of players have been very clear what we would like to see in game. So far, very little of that has materialized. I totally agree that communication between the game and the players is at an all time low. I would also like to see that change. I'm just pointing out what will absolutely not work since it hasn't in the past.
  3. Well, constructive criticism (Thank Say)

    I don't think it's what Say said that got all the posts removed, it was how others were relaying their support of what he said. I checked in Tuesday night to look at the maint thread and there were already dozens of reposts to the point that the thread was unreadable. And Say's words were lost in that, shown by how Cyan deleted all the copies -and- the original. That the community isn't being heard is not in doubt. So there is a break down somewhere. Ideas go from the forums to Cyan to Gideon and then to devs in Korea. (There may be some steps between Gideon and the devs which we aren't aware of.) If you believe that Cyan isn't picking the ideas up from the forums, you could send him a message.. and I am talking a single message. To lend wait to it you could add signatures of main accounts at the bottom or in an attachment. This way he gets one post and still has the weight of many people agreeing. If you think the problem is that the messages aren't getting from Cyan to Gideon, you could send the message directly to Gideon. And so on. Or one person (Say?) could post on an official NCWest social media account and then just let players post in reply that they agree. (Again.. don't spam the message over and over.)
  4. Updates

    The quests have been streamlined and the rewards made meaningful for the current state of the game. You will notice now that you should do every quest you see as they will give you all the gear you need until you reach 76+ and will start to run instances and do camps and things for end-game gear. So it's true that most of the old quests are gone (along with some of the areas), but the way things are now do make things easier as you no longer have to pick through quests from as far back as 2009 that give rewards that are no longer relevant. Welcome back.
  5. Arena of Harmony

    People are already exploiting by queuing against alts so there are 30 first place winners. What's one more exploit at this point?
  6. So this happened..

    So I logged into Aion and, after doing the 10 kill quest, my legion decides to do a legion run for PF. There were a couple of people in the group with good gear, another couple with decent gear, someone really working on gear and an alt with no gear. A couple of us were out and about when the group was formed, so we went right to PF and took the artifact next to it and waited for the others. Apparently there were a bunch of Elyos hanging around outside of Archon, because some of the group couldn't make it to us and had to go around. While we were standing there an Elyos runs right at us, fears us and makes a break for PF. Our templar yanks them back and we kill them. We might have killed another Elyos, but tbh I can't remember. We stand around for another minute or so waiting on the last members of the group and enter as soon as they arrive. Leather drops and ofc we don't have any leather. Typical PF run. Later I check the forums to see what is happening here and find this in my mailbox.. Does this nyerk happen to anyone else or am I just lucky? What goes through someone's mind that makes them think that hate-mail is the appropriate response to getting killed in a PvP area?
  7. So this happened..

    I'm going to hell for this, but this statement actually made me laugh out loud.
  8. Just felt relevant (from ages ago).. And then there was this thing. I just.. can't.. where is her neck?! Take that Boobs'N'Soul!
  9. So this happened..

    You got me. PvP scares me and I never do it. Teehee.
  10. So this happened..

    rubbish talk in game doesn't take any time, you know? It's spur of the moment or it's prepared and translated phrases. It's rarely personal. I did once have a couple of people camp my body for 5 minutes and yell, "Go back to the forums!". But that was a "special" case. This person logged into the forums and typed up a message! Tons of time to think about it and think, "Nah. It's not that big of a deal. I really shouldn't do this."

    I am not sure I believed them or didn't believe them. It's not like anyone forced them to make the statement. I guess I hoped what they said was true, though I am not surprised that it wasn't.

    Cyan said that they didn't want to have people advance from events only. That they wanted to put things in the game that would be the main way to advance with gear. Then they went and put ancient contracts in events and selectable legendaries and etc. They pretty much went back to giving us the biggest opportunities to advance in events! So it wouldn't surprise me if they continued down that path.

    Event rewards are decided by NCWest. The events come from Korea with vanilla rewards and NCWest can change them however they like (within reason). Cyan would just need to let Gideon know ahead of time and Gideon would have to agree that we can have PvP stones and fighting spirits in our rewards.
  14. instance queues

    That's not what you said before.. Pretty much proves that you really just want to whine and argue. So have at it.
  15. instance queues

    I said.. apply to one in LFG or MAKE YOUR OWN. Put in your post "no afk" and take whoever applies. Some people say something like, "no afk.. for fun". Anything to show that you just want a group to try, which is what you say you want. You said yourself that you weren't looking to win. You were just looking for 5 other people to try. If you solo queue, you run a huge risk of getting people that will not actually push enter when the instance pops. Is that worth it? Wouldn't seem to be so. So the tiny bit of effort that you would need to toss a group in to LFG would seem to be worth it. Unless you aren't actually looking for an explanation or a solution to the situation that made you post in the first place and instead just want to have an argument with anyone stupid enough to take your post seriously.
  16. instance queues

    The answer wasn't wrong or "wrong", Ele. In this case, if you pick anything other than entering with a full group, you have a very large chance of having someone in the group formed by the game-matching system not enter the instance. The only way to be reasonably sure of a full group is to join or create a full 6-man group yourself and queue as a group. That's what I explained. This ties in with what Capa mentioned with people who queue on alts. When their group entry syncs with the entry timer of their alt, they enter and pass on their alt and your cobbled together group is going to be missing players. Not sure why you have your angry on regarding this. It's pretty easy to avoid. Then again you are bound and determined to attack Arhangelos even though he and several other people have given you proof that he isn't pay2win. Not that being pay2win has anything to do with not having a full group when you solo enter a group. It's like no matter what anyone says you will either attack what they say or the person themselves. Don't solo queue and this won't happen to you. End of discussion.
  17. Quiting game

    I was on Kaisinel, actually. =P
  18. EVENT

    NCWest used to have an unwritten policy about not putting PvP only items in events that didn't involve PvP. They did bend that policy now and again, but shied away from outright breaking it. Now that we have PvP stones craft-able in luna, I don't see any reason why we can't get have PvP enchantment stones and fighting spirits or even genesis crystals in events. Would be super helpful to -all- players.
  19. Where is Master Server?

    No. No we don't. Not because playing in 2.5 again wouldn't be fun, but because WE DON'T HAVE THE POPULATION for a server of ANY type.
  20. Quiting game

    OMG! I did this, too! I went to Eltnen each morning with my coffee and gathered for metals, gems and petals. While I was there I would go to all the kisk spots and kill them. I would respond to any call of twinks. If I ran across an active rift, I would sit down with a private store that read something like, "No ganking babies while I am watching." For at least that hour or so in the morning, players could get their "Killing for Castor" quest done.
  21. [EU] Aion 7.0 deployment date pushed back by 2 weeks

    Cancer testing is never fun. Thank goodness you are clean at least for that. Luck with your health and luck with your move!
  22. instance queues

    Yikes. I posted a legit answer explaining something (and how to avoid it) because I thought you, @Ele-DN, were asking an actual question. I didn't make fun of your question. I wasn't sarcastic or condescending and you fired back with both. I'm with Cake on this. Are you alright? You are acting really weird.
  23. Quiting game

  24. First, just because some back-arse legion that accepts everyone who applies from LFG doesn't have anyone doesn't say anything. Nor does a friend's list of people like yourself who, by your own admission, consider logging in at all to be a red letter day worthy of a post. Though for argument's sake, how many of those 220 players are alts. And how many of them haven't logged in more than 6 months? (As in.. they quit long before 6.x.) That being said, the population of Aion isn't good and will continue to dwindle until 7.0 is released. When it is, people will flock back and remain for about a month. I agree with you there. That's the way it is with all recent patches. I don't know why there has been no announcement regarding 7.0 for NA, but I can guess it's because we have one full-time person that works for Aion and BnS is getting all the shared resources first. We will get it eventually. I seriously doubt that it has been canceled. We just aren't anyone's top priority. As for bad decisions regarding 7.0? I don't know. Maybe. We occasionally get nice things made just for us. More so in the past than lately, but you never know.