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[Aion] ITT we argue about MMO lore

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  • RendRend Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    this grinding thing doesnt sound like much fun

    It's not that bad, but I actually like the grind. It nets you XP, gold, drops, and it's very methodical. I kind of enjoy that.

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  • Darkchampion3dDarkchampion3d Registered User
    edited October 2009
    this grinding thing doesnt sound like much fun

    Solo grinding makes me want to die.

    It's usually fun in a good group tho.

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  • PsychoishPsychoish Registered User
    edited October 2009
    this grinding thing doesnt sound like much fun

    Solo grinding makes me want to die.

    It's usually fun in a good group tho.

    Plus, you only really have to grind 5 levels until Abyss anyway. At least I hope.

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  • Silas BrownSilas Brown Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I only had to grind two levels, 23 and 24, and it was kind of fun. I got the best drops ever because honestly, you're gonna get a lot more out of many Virago than you are out of little quest runs. It was methodical, like Rend said, and damn, once I figured out what I was doing, the XP was amazing!

    Just bring some Odello Powder and attack!

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  • tejinitejini Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I would honestly encouarge grinding half a level each time. It keeps you from being level 21 doing level 23 quests.


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  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Anyone have a short summary of the following for somone who doesn't know much about Aion:

    1) How does the crafting / gathering compare to LOTRO or WoW?
    2) How solo / duo friendly is the game?
    3) What is the end game about?

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  • Shorn Scrotum ManShorn Scrotum Man Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Anyone have a short summary of the following for somone who doesn't know much about Aion:

    1) How does the crafting / gathering compare to LOTRO or WoW?
    2) How solo / duo friendly is the game?
    3) What is the end game about?

    1) Better than WoW, not as good as LOTRO
    2) Very, at least up to 25 (where I'm at)
    3) PvP for the most part, it seems. Probably some raiding too, I'd imagine.

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  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Anyone have a short summary of the following for somone who doesn't know much about Aion:

    1) How does the crafting / gathering compare to LOTRO or WoW?
    2) How solo / duo friendly is the game?
    3) What is the end game about?

    1) Better than WoW, not as good as LOTRO
    2) Very, at least up to 25 (where I'm at)
    3) PvP for the most part, it seems. Probably some raiding too, I'd imagine.

    Any idea where there is more info about the crafting? Preferably not from NCSoft themselves.

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  • Shorn Scrotum ManShorn Scrotum Man Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    That I don't.

    I could give you some general info though. Instead of grinding out a billion of the same item that you will never use they have quests called work orders. You make some crap using some materials they provide and some materials you can buy at a vendor, and then you turn in those items for xp and a random mat/recipe/something.

    I do Alchemy, so if you have any specific questions about that I could answer them.

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  • tejinitejini Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I take it no one is sending invites out form the Sorcelators legion tonight?

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  • CostanzaKCostanzaK Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I am, actually. But no one is on. And no one ever bothers to check their application after writing it because if they did then they would know that they have clearance to join and are to contact an Officer at their earliest convenience.

    Edit: And FYI, neither lore clearly states, "We saw him kill that Dragon Dude's ass." Which means that the door is left open not only to uncertainty, but to the possibility of a fourth faction in the future. Making in PvPvEvE. Interesting notion, isn't it?

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    We shall fight in Hoth, we shall fight on the spaceports
    and the orbital stations, we shall fight with growing confidence
    and growing strength in the instances, we shall defend our Republic,
    whatever the cost may be.
    We shall Re-Spawn on the beaches, we shall camp the landing grounds,
    we shall PvP Flag in the fields and in the streets, we shall gank in the hills;
    we shall never uninstall."
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  • The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Not really.

    I'm pretty positive that if some 4th faction had done the killing it would have been noteworthy enough to write down.

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  • CostanzaKCostanzaK Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Not really.

    I'm pretty positive that if some 4th faction had done the killing it would have been noteworthy enough to write down.

    Not if they were not seen doing it. You've seen all the wacky stuff Aion made, what if there were some invisible enmy as well? Perhaps what corrupted the Dragons into the Balaur in the first place. And when the Balaur began to consider peace talks...well, if their death can cause renewed warfare then they will still be serving their purpose, won't they?

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    "We shall Capture the Flag. We shall go on to the time limits.
    We shall fight in Hoth, we shall fight on the spaceports
    and the orbital stations, we shall fight with growing confidence
    and growing strength in the instances, we shall defend our Republic,
    whatever the cost may be.
    We shall Re-Spawn on the beaches, we shall camp the landing grounds,
    we shall PvP Flag in the fields and in the streets, we shall gank in the hills;
    we shall never uninstall."
    --Winston Churchwalker
  • tektek meh... WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Upcoming 1.5.1(aka 1.6) changes... at least noteworthy ones..

    http://www.aionsource.com/forum/news-announcements/73690-incoming-updates-1-5-xp-boosts-flying-beasts-o_o.html

    There is some speculation that with the increase in Quest XP amounts, there will be a stealth nerf to Mob XP amounts, this to discourage botting(and at the same time harm grinding). It's unconfirmed and I haven't been able to dig anything up on it, so take it with a grain of salt.

    The "Aether Venom" thing will be very annoying.......VERY annoying.

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  • RendRend Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    tek wrote: »
    Upcoming 1.5.1(aka 1.6) changes... at least noteworthy ones..

    http://www.aionsource.com/forum/news-announcements/73690-incoming-updates-1-5-xp-boosts-flying-beasts-o_o.html

    There is some speculation that with the increase in Quest XP amounts, there will be a stealth nerf to Mob XP amounts, this to discourage botting(and at the same time harm grinding). It's unconfirmed and I haven't been able to dig anything up on it, so take it with a grain of salt.

    The "Aether Venom" thing will be very annoying.......VERY annoying.

    I will be really upset if they nerf grinding.

    Extremely so.

    Rend on
  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    be nice if some quests gave more xp then the xp I got for killing the mobs in said quest

    also that aether venom looks like total bullshit. look I'm sorry botters love your game, but don't push your problems onto me

    flying pets will make my spiritmaster friend happy though

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  • Fleck0Fleck0 Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    A lot of little things that've been bugging me are getting fixed. Particularly:
    - Right clicking or alt+left clicking an item in your bag while the auction window is open will automatically fill the search input box with the item's name.

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  • Silas BrownSilas Brown Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Hehe One of the "Hot Topics" on the official Aion site is Where's Tutty? I love NCSoft sometimes.

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  • StratoStrato Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Anyone have a short summary of the following for somone who doesn't know much about Aion:

    1) How does the crafting / gathering compare to LOTRO or WoW?
    2) How solo / duo friendly is the game?
    3) What is the end game about?

    1) Better than WoW, not as good as LOTRO
    2) Very, at least up to 25 (where I'm at)
    3) PvP for the most part, it seems. Probably some raiding too, I'd imagine.

    Any idea where there is more info about the crafting? Preferably not from NCSoft themselves.

    http://www.aionarmory.com/ has both guides and recipes for crafting.

    In addition to the work orders mentioned, used for skilling, crafted items (like weapons, armor, and accessories) often have a chance to "crit" into a better version of the item. These crit-crafted items are among the best items available for the level (often blue items, in the level I'm at). Armor will crit from green to blue, whereas weapons and accessories are made a little more difficult, where white crits to green, and then that green is used for a better green that might crit to blue (essentially creating double-critted items...).

    It's kinda fun. A lot like gambling. And it's better if you don't go in hoping for the crit, or it never happens. :)

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  • EnigEnig a.k.a. Ansatz Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    tek wrote: »
    Upcoming 1.5.1(aka 1.6) changes... at least noteworthy ones..

    http://www.aionsource.com/forum/news-announcements/73690-incoming-updates-1-5-xp-boosts-flying-beasts-o_o.html

    There is some speculation that with the increase in Quest XP amounts, there will be a stealth nerf to Mob XP amounts, this to discourage botting(and at the same time harm grinding). It's unconfirmed and I haven't been able to dig anything up on it, so take it with a grain of salt.

    The "Aether Venom" thing will be very annoying.......VERY annoying.

    I assume "Aether Venom" is to prevent bots. Sounds worth it to me, if the chance of getting it is suitably low.

    I am mainly interested in the flying SM pets, as that was holding me back from levelling my SM.

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  • KiithKiith Registered User
    edited October 2009
    No flying pets is why i went Sorceror. Now i may have to reroll :(

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    now I'm thinking I might want to wait until this patch comes out, before I complete anymore quests. I have lots to play in the coming months anyways

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  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    man, the zombies in this game look awesome

    suck knives, zombie farmers!

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  • BeezelBeezel Keep your eye on the ballRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Fallout wrote: »
    man, the zombies in this game look awesome

    suck knives, zombie farmers!

    I enjoyed the ghouls with severed hand bling around their necks

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  • Shorn Scrotum ManShorn Scrotum Man Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    God damn authorization servers being down!

    And I personally like the ghost mobs. The ones that carry around their heads like balloons.

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  • tektek meh... WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    It's maintenance... and a small patch actually.

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  • Shorn Scrotum ManShorn Scrotum Man Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    What's in the patch? Is it 1.5.1, or 1.6, or whatever it's going by these days?

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  • spookymuffinspookymuffin ( ° ʖ ° ) Puyallup WA Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    So is this patch with the XP and everything hitting now?

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  • DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Flying pets, huh?
    That would fix the single thing I don't absolutely love about my SM.

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    no.

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  • tektek meh... WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    not 1.5.1(1.6)...
    We will be bringing NA and EU servers down at 3 a.m. PDT (more), October 07, 2009 for maintenance. We will also use this time to apply a couple of tweaks and updates



    The maintenance is expected to take roughly 1 hour.



    Patch Notes



    1.5.0.9 Client Updates

    · Fixed size of erroneously displayed tooltips window



    1.0.0.2 Language Updates



    · Maps:

    o Fixed Map error in Pandaemonium

    · UI:

    o Fixed several UI errors including auction house and tooltip size UI adjustments

    o Class Chat Channel is no longer deleted and moved to private channel number

    o Community [Web] text has been updated

    o Fixed text error in “Kerub Grain Sack” dictionary entry

    · NPCs:

    o Fixed Asmodian Stigma Master Neurath in Abyss dialog

    o Fixed items being sold by Proserpina (Elyos) and Kaiot (Asmodian) so they now sell “Fine Dye” and “Superior Dye”

    o Fixed title for NPC Ixion to match map region

    · Items:

    o Fixed Elemental Resistance text on various item tooltips to display properly

    o Fixed Dark Spirit Mace text

    o Fixed Silver medal item spelling error

    o Adjusted text for Interesting Asmodae Book

    o Fixed last lines for “Deep Maternal Love” quest item so they are no longer cut off

    o Changed crafting Letters of Recommendation to be more consistent

    o Fixed last line for “Orders for Randet” quest item so it is no longer cut off

    o Shortened quest item book name for “Project Drakanhammer” quest

    o Fixed last line for “Undelivered Armor” quest item so it is no longer cut off

    o Shortened quest item book name for “Numonerk’s Demand Note” quest

    o Shortened quest item book name for “The Shadow’s Command” quest

    o Shortened quest item book name for “Creating a Monster” quest

    o Shortened quest item book name for “A Message to Sakmis” quest

    o Fixed capitalization issue with Extraction Tool tooltip

    o Corrected discrepancies with Harvest Dye color names

    o Updated several manastone tooltips to display missing enhancement numbers



    · Quests:

    o Elyos:

    § Fixed “A Job for Pobinerk” NPC dialogue Ayunrinrinerk dialog and continue quest button now appears

    § Fixed “Contemplating Klaw Hearts” NPC Senea to now offer continue button to rewards page

    § Fixed “Illegal Logging” issue where NPCs needed to complete quest were not correctly labeled

    § Fixed “The Hidden Truth” visible code in the journal entry

    o Asmodian:

    § Fixed “Intention of Lord Marchutan” so quest counter is now correct

    § Fixed group quest “Weakening the Iceclaws” to display correct number if quest NPCs needed to complete quest

    § Fixed NPC Lainita dialog for “Crafting Commitment” to refer to correct item for quest

    o Abyss:

    § Updated “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” quest text to be more specific about NPC appearance time and corrected gender quest text issues

    § Fixed grammar issue in “Treasure of the Ancient City” quest text

    · Sound:

    o Fixed text and voice mismatch for NPC Erdias Abyss Training cut scene

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  • spookymuffinspookymuffin ( ° ʖ ° ) Puyallup WA Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    They brought down the servers to fix text errors? Why not just wait until tomorrow with the weekly maintenance?

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  • dasnoobdasnoob ArkansasRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I ascended yesterday and took SM.

    I really like this game.

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  • TimFijiTimFiji Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I didn't see it in the OP, but is there a way to get a free trial?

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  • ExistentialSoundandFuryExistentialSoundandFury Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Not yet, it will probably be available when the server populations start to stabilize.

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  • ShawnaseeShawnasee Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    How is Aion going so far?

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  • ForceVoidForceVoid Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Chanter Stigma question:

    The level 20 stigma, Healing Shroud (or what-have-you), lists in the description that it restores MP when the target is damaged, but the combat log and the little green numbers flying off my character seem to indicate that it is HP being restored.

    Working as intended?

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  • dasnoobdasnoob ArkansasRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Shawnasee wrote: »
    How is Aion going so far?

    As a new player I really am enjoying it although at times spawns can be camped to hell and back. Don't know if that will improve as levels increase or what. I'm in search of an active guild and have yet to find one.

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  • The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    ForceVoid wrote: »
    Chanter Stigma question:

    The level 20 stigma, Healing Shroud (or what-have-you), lists in the description that it restores MP when the target is damaged, but the combat log and the little green numbers flying off my character seem to indicate that it is HP being restored.

    Working as intended?

    Can't you just watch your HP/MP bars to figure it out?
    dasnoob wrote: »
    Shawnasee wrote: »
    How is Aion going so far?

    As a new player I really am enjoying it although at times spawns can be camped to hell and back. Don't know if that will improve as levels increase or what. I'm in search of an active guild and have yet to find one.

    Change your Channel.

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  • AddaAdda Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    ForceVoid wrote: »
    Chanter Stigma question:

    The level 20 stigma, Healing Shroud (or what-have-you), lists in the description that it restores MP when the target is damaged, but the combat log and the little green numbers flying off my character seem to indicate that it is HP being restored.

    Working as intended?

    Can't you just watch your HP/MP bars to figure it out?

    Can't you just not answer if you don't have any input?

    ForceVoid the tooltip is bugged to say MP but it does restore HP and that is what it is supposed to do. I've personally skipped it as it doesn't seem that useful to me.

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