Thanks for the video! Happy new year to you too!
True, the 20 fireworks and 5 tea. and 3 ice cubes which all fail below +7 isn't appealing.
But tbh, I haven't played in years, and out of all the people I knew I think theres 3 still playing the game casually.
I think Aion is just very low on the priority list shapash . Also, I think it's not Galeas, but some unknown PD who decides events and rewards. Like Nic pre-2017
There must be a reason why Gameforge decides to go with 2.0
Maybe in Korea aion classic 1,x wasnt popular and 2,x was ? It's not like they look at 2 options every time and decide to go with the worst one. Did they say why 2.0 and not 1. x ?
Wow it feels like whole new game, exciting :o
Curious if they will also update the game engine anytime soon or we're stuck to the ancient and crappy cryengine
I'm on a rtx 4090 and amd 5950x CPU... And I get 30-50 fps in ingi main base with like 20 ppl around standing still, haven't sieged yet but damn that's bad.
Resolution doesn't seem to affect it at all.
I started the game at 2.5, so I wouldn't mind starting at 1.x, although weren't there some weird things in early 1.x? Like dual wield polearms? Also, life without remove shock doesn't sound fun and if I'm not mistaken remove shock came later as one of the patches in 1.x.
Grinding levels and dark poeta etc sounds cool for a while, but I don't think the time between 1.x and 2.x should be too long. I rather be at 2.7 for a long time before we get 3.x instead.
I voted 2.x but I don't mind 1.x
I want to do beshmundir temple
No, you will be automatically banned if you don't play for a long time. But your account and character will be safe.
You can login on the shop to "unban" yourself.
But currently there is a maintenance going on so it may not be available, you also can't login to the game right now, try in a few hours maintenance is every wednesday
If you forgot your login details, contact support.
Agreed that they have massive eu audience, but most of Asmon followers would go to play on same server as he is (so NA) so it wouldn't be that effective for EU sadly.
Also one thing i am afraid of is that if we get somebody like asmon then we would also need somebody equally big (or multiple smaller streamers) on the different race than he would pick or it would very break the ely:asmo ratio
Probably would need to get him to make asmo, cus elyos is more popular in a vaccuum and would balance itself overtime. (faction lock in case it doesnt)
And would need to make sure he reiterates that theres a EU version for EU viewers,
I tried playing on NA servers before, the ping is horrid for experience, I think his EU viewers would prefer playing EU version instead of high ping NA version where they might see him ingame during the few sessions he would play, but im not sure.
Whatever they decide, I feel like we are lacking hype, theres hardly more than a few 1000 views on aion EU classic videos/posts
Doesn't have to be EU based, big NA streamers have lots of european viewers. They could even make a deal with NCwest to share cost of funding someone like asmongold.
As for how to make the game better, yeah you can do all that no p2w bla bla, but even selling an exclusive skin in cash shop, that is sellable in game, is a huge advantage. Someone can buy those, sell it for kinah, use kinah to buy enchanting stones.
As I said, you can't really stop these type of advantage, at best you can try to keep it to a minimum.
Easy, make everything from shop untradable, as it should.
Realistically, that's not gonna happen, so sure, let them sell skins and gold packs.
Aion in early patches is a lot more about skill than gear anyway.
Not letting it get out of hand is important with unique items only on cash shop like the candies and AP mentioned
Honestly I have no idea what they can do to make Classic successful, at some point I did, many years ago.
Most importantly . Regular updates, NO p2W, ban bots, RWT, and overly toxic people.
The era of F2P MMO where you get income from cash shop is over, a few weeks and a lot of new players will leave, 1-2 years later game is a desert.
All good things come to an end. Most people who played Aion back then are in their 30's now.
And also as some1 says ppl that played a lot Aion now are in their 30s and have jobs or maybe even familys, and i couldnt see a game that respect less your time and needs so many hours as Aion.
Runescape started 20 years ago, people who played when it started or early on, they are now 25-40
Yet oldschool runescape (sorta like a classic version of the current rs, so not actual original runescape) is very popular with even young people. Very active streamer community and a lot of love from the devs. Regular updates/patches, etc.
If classic is launched well, and theres is a lot of adverts and sponsorships with big streamers, then it will bring new players.
And if the new direction of aion classic executioner focusses more on story, it can bring in lore players.
Yeah they came at 4.x
But they are rebalancing class,
somthing not seen in 2.x wich they actually doing.
I havnt seen anywhere any statement about those extra class,
if Classic is supposed to never have them ( and I hope they wont add them one day),
These and alot more feature that came after.
If they dont bring out all the items that require special enchanting stones that have barely any sources to get ingame... then I'll be happy Keep the game attractive and rewarding without having to spend € and more players will stay and pay a monthly gold pack, a skin here and there and some QoL things like pets. Which will give longterm income
Having to enchant and socket manastones is enough XD
Remember the days of trying to fill 6 slots and them breaking on 5/6 all the time, we dont need holy upgrade serum and all that jazz.
When are the next Elite levels?
an ulti transformation would be nice
maybe an improved stigma (class)?
Please make them useful considering the low player count making things harder to collect
I'm buying Aethertech improved stigmas, mail me ingame (character name: Aethertech) or private message me with which stigmas you have + price. You can whisper me ingame but i will probably be on alts on elyos or asmo.
That's not Gameforge, NCwest did it first, so GF can learn from NCwest's mistakes and make classic better
Focus on short-term profits to boost quarterly result? I doubt it, this could work out to be a longer-term strategy if done right, look at OSRS and even wow classic.
If they want to pull this off they need some kind of advertising as well. Not just that, they will need active GM's, active people, active systems that are against AP traders, cheats etc.
Advertising is key. There's not enough existing players left that can tell their former aion friends to come back and try out Classic. I knew MANY people during the height of my Aion time, as I was an active chatter/player, but I talk to max 5 of them, even that is at an irregular basis.
It's vital to push out ads. One of the potential problems is that I dont see an active Facebook Pixel tracker on this forum or on their main Aion website, so Gameforge is less likely to know who the target audience is on here. Likely resulting in lower return on investment from ad spend. Maybe they have other ways of knowing (market research, etc) or GA4 but we will see.
If classic is confirmed, they should already be spending on ads (maybe they are? I havent seen any ads which would show targetting is suboptimal). Even if more people use adblock nowadays, you only pay when there is an impression (ad seen). Partnering with active MMO streamers/YouTubers would help too.
If the playerbase is high, Im sure theyll assign more GM's to take care of things.