Aion Classic Discussion

  • Kotoro's mindset:


    Game had it's most players during launch, therefor that's the most successful patch. Omegalul


    Definitely unheard of that player base declines post launch, never once happened in MMO history.


    Asian population statistics definitely is what we need to draw conclusions.

  • Also if you are already playing the game with a "siel aura from broker or bought by shop" and doing lots of stuff, you are much more inclined to go to the shop from time to time and get a skin or other stuff. While the sub fee just scares people away from even starting playing, dropping the population to -9999, specially in a game like Aion that looks really bad in general, has very bad reputation, outdated and so and so on..


    I dont know, maybe whats happening in the game industry is hard to digest for people. Maybe League of Legends and many other mmos should go sub fee to earn more money. And btw all those games have 0 P2W XD.

    So after your marketing lessons. What exactly do you want Aion classic to be using as model?

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  • He ping pongs between KR and NA however he sees fit

  • Aion started with good numbers because it was a launch, hype and a new game, but 1.* was problematic, very slow paced, buggy and a lot quit because of various reasons (slow updates was one).


    I remember before Gameforge took over, in 2.5 patch, on Spatalos server you could do a faction player search and you had less than the maximum number that was allowed, so like 85 ppl online. (forgot what was the max)

    The game was dying, very fast.


    Being f2p revived it. I remember in 4.* there were 4000+ ppl online at one point.


    So maybe miabuelasabiaq has a point.

    To succeed and carry over the ppl playing on "other" servers the game has to be free.

  • There is no denying that the game would be more populated if it was free to play, but my concern would be the amount of bots and the amount of P2W they would need to add to make up their revenue.

  • Also if you are already playing the game with a "siel aura from broker or bought by shop" and doing lots of stuff, you are much more inclined to go to the shop from time to time and get a skin or other stuff. While the sub fee just scares people away from even starting playing, dropping the population to -9999, specially in a game like Aion that looks really bad in general, has very bad reputation, outdated and so and so on..


    I dont know, maybe whats happening in the game industry is hard to digest for people. Maybe League of Legends and many other mmos should go sub fee to earn more money. And btw all those games have 0 P2W XD.

    So after your marketing lessons. What exactly do you want Aion classic to be using as model?


    The same model they are using for Retail, make Siel Aura work like a gold pack tradeable in the broker. That way theres gonna be decent populated server/s for you to enjoy, more players, and more income for GF.


    And even like that is gonna die in some years (because its Aion), but if you wanna play on dead servers since month 1-2. Then vote for sub, its not like your gonna get more content, better quality content or direct talking to the devs for paying a sub.


    There is no denying that the game would be more populated if it was free to play, but my concern would be the amount of bots and the amount of P2W they would need to add to make up their revenue.

    Free to play has been a major success for most MMo, but is there any F2P MMO that kept their playerbase in the long run ?

    Guild Wars 2, The Elder Scrolls Online, Star Wars the Old Republic, Runescape, New World, Lost Ark, Destiny 2, Black Dessert Online, Warframe, Path Of Exile... etc etc...


    I just named you 10 MMORPGS that are Free to Play, Buy to Play or a mix of both (without sub fee). All those titles and many more are more succesful than Aion and have kept their playerbase for years or decades already.

  • miabuelasabiaq

    Half if not most of you listed are Buy to Play / DLC,
    And correct me if I am wrong those who are F2P now started as Buy To Play ?
    (GW2).


    I remember somewhere else Gameforge stating that Sword of Legend Online will not be pay to win,before the release.

    Is it possible a CM state the same thing for Classic Aion ?


  • I'm agree with Kotoro! :3
    And i think Aion is a great game who deserv a 15€ sub!
    FF XIV was shit at begin! And now it's one of the best!
    Aion classic can do the same without p2w or free to play! Aion classic is not like Aion! 3.0 will be different and maybe we can have hope in NCsoft to make a great game in the futur!
    The game work in Korea and can be working in EU too!
    Unless they just want to milk us... If they just want money with less effort we're doom! xD

  • Is it possible a CM state the same thing for Classic Aion ?

    I am 99% sure, that free access to the game is impossible.


    NCSoft spreaded his film with explanation, what model we will receive, and they were saying, that will be sub model.

    U and everyone here just forgot about it or U dont want to read many of posts here.

  • NCSoft spreaded his film with explanation

    Then what about you share this video instead of just bringing it back over and over?

    Because there's no reason to belive that gameforge (mostly f2p games publisher) would go with something such stupid in 2022 as sub2play.

  • stop questioning people, I played 1.0 and that's why I can say that it was a failure, many friends who were excited stopped playing this patch

  • Considering WoW had it's highest number of players worldwide in later expansions rather than at launch pretty much destroys your sarcastic response to Kotoro.


    Take a look at any other mismanaged mmo and you will see they all had less players than when the game launched. The exception to this rule is WoW with "Wrath of the Lich King" and much later with "Legion" expansions. These were considered to be heading in the direction players wanted and that was reflected in the game peaking on players again at a higher number than initial launch.


    Oneuproad Perhaps try to piece your thoughts together better than simply relying on sarcasm and insults if you want to be considered to have any real value in this debate. We are not in high school any more and you don't gain popularity by being the class clown.


    Also i notice the same 4-5 players here in this forum post arguing for a 2.0 release versus a similar amount arguing in favour of 1.x The poll however puts 1.x considerably ahead in terms of a favourite. This tells us clearly that the majority of those whining on forums comes from the minority. Those who cannot be bothered to take part in the debate will simply vote with their wallets by not being part of the 2.0 release which is a louder form of voice than any we have here on the forums.

  • miabuelasabiaq

    Half if not most of you listed are Buy to Play / DLC,
    And correct me if I am wrong those who are F2P now started as Buy To Play ?
    (GW2).


    I remember somewhere else Gameforge stating that Sword of Legend Online will not be pay to win,before the release.

    Is it possible a CM state the same thing for Classic Aion ?

    I dont understand your point. Yeah F2P/B2P or a mix of both, they dont have a subscription fee (neither P2W). And ive explained b4 i would rather put 30/50 euros in a copy of a game to play forever than having to pay 15 euros a month on top of that, specially for a game like Aion.


    So yeah, F2P & B2P its the present, and the future of games. And it has been like that for years.


    I dont know the amount of players that WoW had on launch day. But if you think that WoW had less players in 2005-2012 (that would be like classic wow) than now, then you are completly wrong.


    WoW have to compete with loads of other mmorpgs right now and since years, and nowadays the market is much more spread. WoW will never go back to the numbers of the glory days, thats why they dont even post the active players/sub fees they have since ages.


    And you can search that up even, i think their peak was around 2010-2011 with 12 million subscribers. And nowadays if they have 3-5 million subscribers they are lucky.

    So yeah saying that WoW have more players now than in the old days its kinda a joke.

  • Considering WoW had it's highest number of players worldwide in later expansions rather than at launch pretty much destroys your sarcastic response to Kotoro.

    Ok, so let's think this through. Yes I was sarcastic, so the sarcastic sentence was:

    "Game had it's most players during launch, therefor that's the most successful patch. Omegalul"

    That means, in reality it is:

    "A game's overall success is not tied to its launch numbers"


    Which exactly equals the same what you wrote about WoW... so, what was your point again?

    Oneuproad Perhaps try to piece your thoughts together better than simply relying on sarcasm and insults if you want to be considered to have any real value in this debate. We are not in high school any more and you don't gain popularity by being the class clown.


    Also i notice the same 4-5 players here in this forum post arguing for a 2.0 release versus a similar amount arguing in favour of 1.x The poll however puts 1.x considerably ahead in terms of a favourite. This tells us clearly that the majority of those whining on forums comes from the minority. Those who cannot be bothered to take part in the debate will simply vote with their wallets by not being part of the 2.0 release which is a louder form of voice than any we have here on the forums.


    And FFXIV and Lost Ark in KR. No point explaining because you shot yourself in the knee already above.


    Oneuproad Perhaps try to piece your thoughts together better than simply relying on sarcasm and insults if you want to be considered to have any real value in this debate. We are not in high school any more and you don't gain popularity by being the class clown.

    Pardon me that I was sarcastic towards a clown that I have known now for 2 years. I am happy that 1 sarcastic statement of mine(who you don't know) towards someone(who you also don't know) shaped your view about me. I am not here for any popularity, I stated my opinion a few pages ago and that was it and I had an exchange of opinion with some who replied to it.

    That you bias-selected a single sentence over numerous others to bring this "high school" argument even up... You know it is kinda just like above, you shot yourself in the knee.

    Move on.

  • The same model they are using for Retail, make Siel Aura work like a gold pack tradeable in the broker. That way theres gonna be decent populated server/s for you to enjoy, more players, and more income for GF.


    And even like that is gonna die in some years (because its Aion), but if you wanna play on dead servers since month 1-2. Then vote for sub, its not like your gonna get more content, better quality content or direct talking to the devs for paying a sub.

    Wait, do I get this right.


    You want to completely get rid of any sub, and have the game exactly as it was when GF took over at 2.7? Means if you have no gold pack, you basically cannot play the game.

    But... does not that mean if they just had a system to buy Siel's Aura with kinah, then it would be exactly the same, actually better because you have free siel/gold pack for 2 hours a day? I am actually not even sure if you can like gift/buy Siel's Aura in classic. I shall look into that.

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  • I am 99% sure, that free access to the game is impossible.


    NCSoft spreaded his film with explanation, what model we will receive, and they were saying, that will be sub model.

    U and everyone here just forgot about it or U dont want to read many of posts here.

    You and Kotoro make a good pair. Both talking out their asses.

  • I don't mind getting trolled by the same people all the times,

    at the end of the day I know you are wrong that all it mind me.


    Majority of voters want 1.x on this forum and on the discord.


    What kill me the most is that you guys have no argument on why we should start at 1.x since it will end up having 2.x also on its pattern of update.


    1.x is a failure no content :

    in all the regions of Asia they keept all their server full from 1.2 to 1.9.


    1.x have its most active players until 1.9.


    1.x world boss meta keep openworld PvPvE Active.


    Morheim WorldBoss Boss / Named

    Eltnen Openworld Boss/ Named

    Belu Openworld Boss / Named

    Heiron Openworld Boss / Named


    Reshenta Open World Boss / All named spreaded everywhere. lv 35 to 50.


    Adma / Theo Lab

    Steel Rake,

    PvP zone : Azo fort,

    Fire Temple. Both skillsbook dungeons,Draupnir Cave.


    All the listed things I mentioned creat an interactive PvP constant lifestyle.


    What do we have rushing 55 on 2.0 patch ?


    Udas duo/trio skipping full party,

    Draupnir Cave will be left over Glad will have to tryhard motivate their mate to do it.

    Same for Adma/Theo labs.


    Besh rush, occasionaly pvp at entrance if groupe have the same timing no one will camp silentera for PvP.


    The worst will be when we will get 2.4.


    You do your weekly Besh + Udas then you can afk for Dredgion after daily.


    No more interactive PvPvE as it was in 1.x.



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    Mostly people will rush their CD early week and afk the rest or afk early week and do all their CD at once.


    The majority is asking to have 1.x experience before ending up on those nerf patch pleasing you or not.


    It is what it is, you cannot deny the majority votes because your ego tells you you are "right".


    Everyone tought we were starting from 1.x you shouldnt even debate with your 2.0 envy now.


    Because if you really wanted 2.0 you would of make a post way before asking for 2.0 right away when Gameforge stated they had still yet a launcher issue when NA was on 2.4.


    But none of you did.


    It is simple to say "I played 1.x retails the game died there"


    We talking about 1.x Classic that has a majore succes with an ongrowing population yet until 1.9 not decreasing in Asia.


    Do you hear that ? The population is increasing until 1.9 in Asia.


    It only started to decrease drastically in 2.0.


    Even few streamer stoped to stream at 2.0 on Asia.


    No one is saying we don't want 2.0 at all.


    But Majority is screaming to have 1.x slow Classic experience.


    Even if it does not please the 20% 2.0 😂


    Do you understand ?


    You can be sarcastic to dodge fact,

    cover your ego trying to ridiculize people.


    At the end of the day Gameforge is a publisher looking after profit and its customers reacted to their 2.0 annoncement with polls/ argue on discord making them notice majority of active futur players asking for 1.x start.


    The very same people who now all of a suddent try hard to make it look 2.0 start is the way wont even stay 5 month of EU Classic.


    They just looking after Early PvP troll and will leave when it will come to longterm comittement for geared themself.

  • You know that the population ''dropped'' drastically after 1.9 cuz they started to do smth against bots? befor 2.0/2.x krs population were like 30-40% bots, u could even see it on their streams xD not hard to guess that the population was decreasing after removing 1h of free aura/day in kr so bots had it way harder than befor xd imo i would pref 1.7 or 1.9 as start patch aswell but you are just crazy, spamming 24/7 in forum and any discord about 1.x and 2.x like 90% of the day, get some breath dud

  • First of all, I have never voted against 1.X or 2.0 because 1.X contains 1.2 possibility, and I am only openly against 1.2 because it is a dogpoop patch, you can say whatever you want. The patch is basically a chicken wing without meat on it.


    You are not getting trolled by me, the value of your words over the last 2 years has been degrading slowly. First on the 1.9 server you quit and cried for 2.0 as 1.9 "has no content". Then you here on this thread spread misinformation regarding a lawsuit that happened between Gameforge Aion and a player, just to justify your opinion that is pulled outta your ass. You basically change your opinion as sees fit to justify your everchanging view.


    You keep constantly comparing KR/CN to west, when it is clear that our views are different. There is no doubt KR/CN have better numbers when it comes to active players, but their stats are also much more infected by bots. Have you ever even watched 1.X KR streams? Hoarfrost area in Beluslan, literal alliance of bots following each other and killing mobs, then you happen to find a player here and there.


    Everything you have mentioned existed on the 1.9 server, how come that time you never brought all of these things up and cried out for 2.0? Maybe because now you think you are going to be able to partake in it, which you probably won't. Anyway, let's have a look through this.


    Zapiel: Only drops one of the best weapons for gladiator, rest are whatever.

    Jeshuchi: Drops one of the best maces for templar, and atk speed weapons for mages(neglectable).

    Bollvig: Actual dogpoop boss, drops extendable for assassin that they never even truly need.

    Menotios: Drops one of the best maces for templar, rest are whatever.


    All of these bosses are pretty much competed by a small minority of the server. Yet you make it sound like it is the holy grail of 1.X. You complain about "zerg pvp" that comes with 2.0........ What exactly is going to happen at these world bosses if we were to release at 1.X? You think people are going to form a line to 1v1 for the right of the loot? Get real.


    Low level nameds, world bosses were already ignored on 1.2 during levelling, they were farmed by stay 40 people.

    Most nameds are farmed and can be farmed even in 2.0, and some dedicated people will have low level chars for them. Again this is a content for a minority of the server, however this can create a non-zergish PvP scenarios in 1.X at Heiron Kishar/Indratu especially.

    True, you can camp certain areas in 1.X, just like you can in 2.X. I have camped udas countless times, I have camped waterfall in Heiron, Azoturan countless times. Guess what happens at the end, you get zerged out. But for some reason in your head it feels different in 1.X.


    Here another huge flaw of yours that you never consider, you think that your average person has 16 hours a day at their hands to play Aion. Just because you do, it does not mean the majority does also. This was already shown in 4.X that people do not always use all their dungeon cooldown at one go. Like you got to be on some highest level of copium to think everyone is going to do 7 LUT, 7 UT, 7 BT in 1 day just to satisfy your take. This system with dungeon cooldowns puts much less stress on a player, they can always just skip a day and maybe do 2 runs on the weekend or maybe not even do all 7 because it is not in their face everyday.

    Even if we go through all of those cooldowns, the medal dailies are creating a constant PvP life. That you think in KR people do not hit questing people is your problem, and again a useless comparison to the west.

    People will camp BT, people will camp udas, people will randomly cross at BT, people will randomly cross because they are taking enemy faction BT route, and so on and so forth.

    I'll repeat once more, I am more in favor for 1.5-1.9 start.

    You are the only one I personally target, because your takes are so baseless while you are putting a lot of effort into classic, I give you that.


    1.X success? You know what success brings with itself? Bots, the more people the higher chance for business. Laughs in Lost Ark.

    Drastic drop in KR population (again why do we use KR as reference to the west, while NA classic died in 1.2?) with 2.0 release? Hmmm, right... with 2.0 came the drop nerf and removal of free siel aura against bots in KR. What a shameful coincidence, it definitely was not this completely logical scenario but yours for the reason of this sudden decline in population.


    KR streamers? I do not know again what you are smoking, I was watching like 5-6 KR streamers throughout 1.X, by the time 2.0 hit I was only watching Tankerking. Tankerking even came over to NA classic, because 1.X in KR was so much fun. The game's hype has gone down.

    Also, not to favour 2.X classic. But the spreading of content release in 2.X was so much better for the health of the game compared to 1.X, it is just crazy. Imagine if you got your 50 gear in 1.5 (hello AP traders), then you are done with the game until 2.0. Not even comparable, you need to be hallucinating to deny this.