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Aion Heads F2P Next Week

Unread postby News Portal » 24 Feb 12, 12:36 pm

Korean MMO [app=1565]Aion[/app], which enjoyed a brief flurry of fame and success when it launched in the West a few years back, is now becoming free to play. According to the site, free-to-players (known as "Starters"), will enjoy almost all of the full features but only have two character slots and limited access to chatting, trading, and other bot-exploitable aspects of the game.

As is now standard, you can buy a "Gold Pack" which grants you full access to everything, priced at €9.99 per month. There's also an in-between level of "Veteran" for former subscribers, who return after the F2P switchover. Read all the details on the official site.

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Re: Aion Heads F2P Next Week

Unread postby aggabo » 24 Feb 12, 1:15 pm

This game was a big waste of time for me. A big grind fest and laggy as in PvP. I am glad it's going F2P so the people who love it will have more people to play with.

Only F2P MMO I want to play is Planetside 2!! :2gunsfiring_v1:
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Re: Aion Heads F2P Next Week

Unread postby GeneralHerpes. » 24 Feb 12, 1:17 pm

aggabo wrote:This game was a big waste of time for me. A big grind fest and laggy as in PvP. I am glad it's going F2P so the people who love it will have more people to play with.

Only F2P MMO I want to play is Planetside 2!! :2gunsfiring_v1:



The game will be unplayable, will be smashing 500+ ping easy as it's only the EU client that's going FTP, not US.
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Re: Aion Heads F2P Next Week

Unread postby Pickletron » 24 Feb 12, 2:26 pm

GeneralHerpes. wrote:it's only the EU client that's going FTP, not US.

This is really important to note in case any Australian wanted to play.
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Re: Aion Heads F2P Next Week

Unread postby Vencha88 » 24 Feb 12, 2:27 pm

Love me some free to play, time to try Aion!
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Re: Aion Heads F2P Next Week

Unread postby Spooler » 24 Feb 12, 2:55 pm

Will be trying it out see what all the fuss was about!

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Re: Aion Heads F2P Next Week

Unread postby Tim Colwill » 24 Feb 12, 2:57 pm

Spooler wrote:Side note GoN doesn't recognise contributors these days ?

What do you mean?
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Re: Aion Heads F2P Next Week

Unread postby PinothyJ » 24 Feb 12, 3:55 pm

Spooler wrote:Will be trying it out see what all the fuss was about!

Side note GoN doesn't recognise contributors these days ?
It happens (more that I would like) that you will submit an article and have that article appear later in the day and you are dumbfounded that there are no hat tips in your direction :(
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Re: Aion Heads F2P Next Week

Unread postby Spooler » 24 Feb 12, 4:00 pm

@ Tim pretty much what PinothyJ said
/shrug it's not a big deal was just wondering if you had stopped doing it
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Re: Aion Heads F2P Next Week

Unread postby Tim Colwill » 24 Feb 12, 4:07 pm

I actually can't find anything in the news submissions about Aion at all, I'm sorry!

As much as I appreciate everyone submitting news, the reality is that we get literally hundreds and hundreds of emails through there each day - not just from users saying "how about this?" but also PR people talking about their releases, random spam, all sorts of things. If we miss you, it is never intentional :)

Just today in fact I saw a thing from jerichosainte (the BF3 article) and credited them at the bottom. So if I missed you or someone else did, please accept our apologies! It just happens.
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Re: Aion Heads F2P Next Week

Unread postby DarkMellie » 24 Feb 12, 4:22 pm

Aion is nice, in a very fairy-like way. I think I got to level 15 before cancelling the sub. Pretty sure it's still installed too!
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Re: Aion Heads F2P Next Week

Unread postby Bluefire » 24 Feb 12, 6:58 pm

Only thing I know about aion comes from a mate of mine.. up intill swtor was released xfire said he was playing aion.. send him a msg.. nothin.. 30min later his wife responds, no hes at work, just the bot running.. 24hrs a day 5 days a week he only bothered to play it a few hours a day on the weekends.. Aparently it took 4 months to complete one quest.. everyone runs a map hack that shows every enemy in the zone, even stealthed ones...
After hearing that I didnt bother getting it..

Anyone have a different experence?
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Re: Aion Heads F2P Next Week

Unread postby KJAnderson » 25 Feb 12, 12:38 am

What a terrible, terrible game. I bought it at launch. Believed the hype.
I don't regret many game purchases, but Aion was one I'd rather forget.
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Re: Aion Heads F2P Next Week

Unread postby GeneralHerpes. » 25 Feb 12, 1:45 am

DarkMellie wrote:Aion is nice, in a very fairy-like way. I think I got to level 15 before cancelling the sub. Pretty sure it's still installed too!


Which will not help you as it's EU that's going free not NA, might wanna change the title to save people wasting 20GB+.
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Re: Aion Heads F2P Next Week

Unread postby Spooler » 25 Feb 12, 7:42 am

GeneralHerpes. wrote:
DarkMellie wrote:Aion is nice, in a very fairy-like way. I think I got to level 15 before cancelling the sub. Pretty sure it's still installed too!


Which will not help you as it's EU that's going free not NA, might wanna change the title to save people wasting 20GB+.




http://us.ncsoft.com/en/

Front page of US NCsoft It's all goin free ;)
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