Posts by Gzus

    I said it before, if it weren't for pve dps meters fapping, a lot of players would be singing a different tune.

    Over-reliance on events for basic items, coupled with various levels of rng, that's what drives people away. Progression to mid-level is somewhat ok if you find peeps to play with.

    Pvp is dead, pve is dull af and not rewarding. If drops were brokerable, things might pick up.

    Combat is still one of the best I've seen, pity fights don't last long enough to actually enjoy them.

    The issue is not the pay wall, items, duration to aquire, ultis etc.

    The lack of content even when you get all of that is the main problem.

    Endless pve, gather, sell, rinse, repeat.

    Botting made the game unplayable and yet, somehow kept it "alive" at the same time.

    Events should be about having some fun, not about rng - ing items difficult to obtain.

    If it weren't for third party dps meters, even the active tryhards would've been less active as there isn't much to do once you are "endgame".

    I love grinding (the ow drops were my fave time in aion) but botting killer that... Now it's instances, mindless event spamming or uninstall.

    Most of us choose the latter.

    For a company that decided to allow the granker event, broken as it was, to come back this year with this...

    I expect nothing less than the usual used cars salesman slimey tactics.

    Next step, door to door AC sales, gogogo, how innovative is that?

    There's a lack of content as soon as people start playing any patch. Pve is unrewarding and pvp is either a gankfest or a stats battle.

    Pretty sure most will run dual clients with botting on main, current server, and "pvp" with twinks as I'm pretty sure everyone will get 80/80 GPs for the initial advantage.

    This will drive less tryhard new players to quit and it will gradually turn into the p2w casino of 7.x patches.

    All the whales from current servers will continue on that "classic" as I'm sure GF, staying true to their profile, will try to milk it as much as possible.

    100% manastone socketing, enchant stones, etc. I'm fairly certain it will not be 2.0 or 1.9 as that's difficult to monetize without significant changes to the shop.

    Nostalgia is already being catered by private servers [...]. They will continue doing so using all possible exploits and means at their disposal. Incoming botfest.

    Edit Olly : Out of ToS.

    In today's promo : "[Rune] Ultimate Blinding Starlight Ring Selection Box"...

    Say what? Really? I mean, the selectable rng box ultis, I understand, but now, end game gear in shop? Really?

    I might've missed that, but if those are the results, it's just sad tbh, proving once more the EU community is "special".

    I'm with you Black but do bear in mind the "classic" on official will come with all those things attached to 7.x (events, grind, shop).

    It will quickly turn into a cash cow and no pserver player will come. At best it will be the same tryhards from live patch with maxed out twinks ensuring others will not log in.

    If the current live servers can't hold on to their peeps whether they are endgame, mid or starters, what makes you think a classic server will be any different? Outside of that nostalgia login, in 2 to 3 months it will become barren and yes, a waste of resources.

    "Ultimate Transformations:

    We are still evaluating if we will add that a transformation can’t be downgraded when fusing legendary ones or not and will inform you when a decision is made."

    While you guys are still mulling this decision, most of us have stopped logging in. Everyone is sick and tired of rng, micro transactions, more RNG, fuse rng and depending on events to achieve anything.

    " Stigma enchantment:

    The stigma event happens now once a month.

    Please keep in mind that rates are subject to change from one event to another. Rates will always be announced for each event (in the maintenance informati on)."

    Why add that lawyer loophole with regards to the rates? Is it really necessary? Can we have a word on enchant rates from 1-9? Ya'll had a great opportunity to increase availability of basic items (+9s) and yet the hellish rates were kept, making it easier to go improved rather than 9. Do we not want new players and returnees/rerolls to have a chance?


    S Rank minions:

    We are evaluating the possibility of having an event for it. In which case the auto-hunting would be disabled for the event duration."

    Permanently disable botting and add those S minions on a perma drop basis, no more events, for the love of...



    There is no plan to deactivate it permanently on our side. Nonetheless, we will be flexible and deactivate it temporarily for certain events."

    This decision was based on? Intensive conversations with the trolls on discord? How about running an in-game pole, with the results posted?

    " Elite levels:

    Currently planned for end of October. There should also be one round in December"

    Great, everyone already started hoarding GPS... Why is this feature in the game? Seriously, what's the point? Everyone has 2-10k days of active GP. Makes no sense, as the benefits are close to 0.

    "Veteran rewards:

    We are working on updating it. We can’t give you a date yet unfortunately."

    I left in 3.x, came back in 4.x,quit before 5.0 and came back with 7.0. We still have the same rewards as in NCWest times...


    The first iterations were not meeting our expectations, therefore, we are working on another concept. We cannot share any details yet."

    No idea what this is and why it's worth mentioning, particularly since there wasn't any info regarding it. Seems a bit out of topic, if you ask me.

    " Classic server:

    We are still discussing with NCSOFT the possibility of having it in the future."

    There's a ton of pirated sites/game versions that I despise that have long catered to that particular segment of the player base. Seems like wasted resources and even less people on official servers if you add it.


    I would ask others to keep it clean and discuss further.


    Edit by Isobel : Discussion about moderation case

    NA had the contract keys in shop for the HT legendaries (plural, including 1 selectable hanbook).

    They also have a perma increase in stigma enchant rates, etc.

    Seems like the EU keeps wanting afk numbers and event dependant game play...

    Can we play Aion and not some micro games added with each stupid event? All in the hope of getting a random box containing slot stones and ultis?

    Oh wait, there's nothing to do in game without events as most are botting (really great decisions with that) with full improved and ultis preparing for the next patch that will again completely reshuffle things.

    Shattered Abyssal Splinter? Any clue why we don't have that? How about rank 2-4 minions in shugo slots? Why not just copy what NA is doing?

    Raging Prigga? Nah, you're stuck at dragons. New players? They can eagerly anticipate some handout in the next 12-24 months, as through game play there's no means to achieve much.

    Oh one more thing... That stigma event with horrible rates under 9. I thought the whole idea was to bring new players, returnees, unlucky sob's up to speed. Waste more stones under 9 than to make 2 stigmas improved. That's just crazy.

    Considering the fact that a lot of peeps are botting on multiple accounts I'd take any such statistic with a pinch of salt.

    Meanwhile, NA released a nice message on why they decided to skip the bot feature... Too bad EU choose the "let's kill off any fun" way.

    Still, I guess it's better than afk'ing at the broker.