Gwin-DN Posted September 11, 2018 Share Posted September 11, 2018 I played AION since 2009. I've always liked this game and that's why I'm still here, but I want to be honest with you. The AION has changed a lot and unfortunately the game is not the same and in 6.x i dont know. AION up to version 4.x has always been a fantasy story. The theme was about angels, demons, wizards and dragons. Humans who evolved and became DAEVAS (demigods) in a medieval land. I have always loved this theme, but the connection with this story has changed. How did this happen? It all started with the introduction of pets. I found this unnecessary, but that's fine. I just did not imagine that one day we would be the PET. Then came houses. I thought. Why does someone want to have a home in an MMO? AION is not THE SIMS. If that was a way for NCS to make money, then fine. But after all this, three new classes emerged. I like the SONGWEAVER, but I never understood GUNNER and AETHERTECH. I did not like seeing revolver, cannon and robot in AION. This does not match the theme of the game. At this point I saw GAME OF THRONES turn into TRANSFORMERS. I really did not like it. After the new chars, other changes came. Most of the missions became less important. The SIEGES gave way to the arenas and it was at this moment that the old style began to die. I loved TIAMARANTA. I liked that SIEGE of killing four dragons. There was a connection to the game theme, but they did away with the map. The problem was not the end of TIAMARANTA. The problem was losing the format of the game. The AION lost your cooperative focus. Nowadays the legions are not more important. The old union was replaced by individuality. The missions have become obsolete and the history of AION (in practice) has been forgotten. New players have no idea what the AION was and will never know. The gear problems that are a tool of demotivation have increased, the items break. NCS tried to reduce this problem by returning the item, but that was never enough. The arenas enable the friendly fire. This destroyed friendship between players of the same race or same legion. Many people left the AION because of these arenas. Then a fourth class came up. The hacker class. The Hackers started to have a great success in the game. NCS has tried a reaction with XIGNCODE, but no one is sure if this helped because a new anomaly arose. The new anomaly is the items above +15. Something impossible for ordinary players. Now let's put it all together. Hackers, boot, Kinah vendors, unbalance of classes, Archdaeva system, Godstones that should not exist and that work differently for each class. A killer has more chances in a godstone than SM. All this has created a sense of demotivation and even worse for new players. The new player can quickly reach level 70, but after that he only finds reason to be discouraged. Upar is extremely difficult and if PVE and PVP disappear, what's left over? A player of level 75 can humiliate another of the same level and without any chance of reaction. You can have the best game equipment. You can be a full commander pury +15 and even then you'll die in 2 seconds. It's as if some players were 10 levels above yours. The differences in damage and resistance are so absurd that I no longer know what a hacker is versus equipment. What's the problem? The problem is that the ability to play makes no difference. In addition to all that I wrote above the game also introduced a significant amount of completely useless elements. Currently it is rare to find an adult character. The cosmetic part of AION is too colorful. The clothes are below expectations and players were encouraged to reduce their character to become the size of a child. After that came Minion, a second version of PET that attacks your opponent with a 12k damage. It's just another item to destroy the PVP. So to make matters worse, we've got the new animations that run the gamut. Today a TEMPLAR launched a Formula 1 car during a fight. What does formula 1 have to do with the AION theme? The AION has bad things, but exist a detail that is much worse. Recently I bought several STIGMAS with NCOIN and all of them broke even at special events. I consider this something unacceptable, as there needs to be respect with the clients' money. Our money is not a disposable paper. This is a feature of gambling and AION is an MMO. Any item that is on sale must have its function preserved. Never an item that is being sold on the site must exist to fail. This is the most destructive element of the game in my opinion and seeing this happen I decided that I will no longer put money into AION. Countless friends agree with me and will do the same for the same reason. Now. The AION is different game. Good times are over. In 4.x you needed to be knowledgeable about your class, know your rotation and your skills. Nowadays the top gear defines the combat. Any player can have a FEAR GODSTONE eradicating what was once a unique feature of a single class. Add to this the excess of paralyze, silence and etc. The AION 6.x is a promises to 4.x back? Not realy. Ok. Everyone needs to understand something. The AION errors were not caused solely by NCSOFT. Most decisions are made in korea and many mistakes have already been identified. That is the reason for the changes that are to come in AION 6, but I do not think they are enough. Of course many curious will return, but the return of some will be temporary. I think that the game will never be what it once was and will never reach its full potential because of these anomalies that will continue. An example of this is that from 6.x all scrolls are gone and replaced with animal skins. Then you will no longer play with your character. You will no longer be a DAEVA. You will no longer fly in combat. You will have to transform yourself into an animal, an animal to have speed, attack speed, cast speed and so on. In other words the scrolls were replaced by animal skin. We will all be a PET. I think that AION 6.x will bring good changes but.. The game will keep on running away from the theme and this leads me to realize that old AION is over, but do not be sad. You still have a good time to enjoy this game until the merger of DN with KT. Only after that will the next step be the END game. Give your opinion as well. I see you in AION. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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