Aion

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Phant0m51, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. James K

    James K Administrator Staff Member

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    The bots don't even bother me anymore since the game is pretty dead. I haven't been able to get groups with most of my alts for like two weeks now. My server is pretty empty even during peak hours. Flying pets are nice for my SM though.
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    Phant0m51 From Utah, NOT mormon

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    I forgot to mention that this weekend is a Double Exp weekend for anybody 1-35, as will be the next 2 weekends. After that there will be Double Exp weekends once or twice a month.

    Energy of Repose (Rested Exp for you WoW players) now has a higher multiplier for 20-44, and I believe it lasts longer than it used to but I'm not 100% certain if it lasts longer. Even at lvl 23 my SM has 40% multiplier though so I know that changed.

    And finally, NCSoft said that they're working on a permanent solution to the leveling curve and the grind, the 2 above changes are only short term changes.
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    Phant0m51 From Utah, NOT mormon

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    *UPDATE* Double Exp weekends (at least this weekend) has been upped to all level ranges, not just 1-35!!!
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    namelessentity Resident Cynic

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    Seems like a bad idea. I doubt there's enough high-end content to support players hitting the cap quickly. I'm all for getting rid of that grind feeling, but people are much more likely to quit when they feel like they ran out of content.
  5. Phant0m51

    Phant0m51 From Utah, NOT mormon

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    End-Game has most of the content though. Everybody is on equal grounds with skills, so only armor separates PvP. Plus the grind for armor/weapons through instances, PvP, and kinah farming for crafted stuff is what the game is based on. People quitting before hitting the cap is more of a problem than people quitting after they've hit it. At least if somebody hits the cap then quits and more content is released they have a reason to come back. If they never hit the cap and new content is released, they won't come back because of how hard it is to even get there.

    Just speaking from the financial aspect of it for NCSoft. The longer they keep players, the more money they make. If people at least feel like they're leveling or even keep their accounts active and only grind 1 or 2 weekends a month on the double exp weekends then they keep getting money.