the game gona die very fast whith 2x realese everything its easy leveling its easy questing is easy makes rewards u get feel empty in classic thrill of getting blue wep upgrade or kromede was amazing in 2x nothing matters except lvl 55 90 % of content is useless pve gives pvp rewards no need to pvp no need to run around maps rifting just stay in gelk and inggison zergin back and foward only 1x content will be s rank dark poeta that being done at lvl 55 is not even a challange anymore i dont know why they tryng to push gameforge to realese 2x both in kr and NA playerbase is 80 % lower after 2x in both classic clients zones also on retail back in 2009 1.5 to 1.9 had most amount of players after 2x everyone left game went free to play by 2.7 cuz not enogh subs and somehow people are under impression that 2.7 was peak of aion if only u saw 37 packed servers during 1.9 compared to like 8 eu server u would think otherwise
Perhaps that's why they chose the patch, did you think about that? Because it would be a smooth transition to 3.0, which is probably what they want.
I agree it's not Classic, but is there really nothing to do in 2.* "Classic"? I mean, I haven't played Classic on NA, but I remember 55 PVP sets were very hard to get.
Regardless, it will be a fleeting moment, even if we get 1.*. You will enjoy it for 2 months before a new patch comes. It's not like you can choose to remain on a 1.* server like you can in WoW.