Much Ado about Aion.

We have a lot of people in guild playing Aion. A lot.

I now have a new PC  – See! Shiny Blue lights..   and there is an EB Games up the road from work –  that for 99.00 I can have, or if I walk a little further to a Dick Smith I can get it for  $69.00  ( what’s with the price difference)  or I can download it for 50.00 US  which on current dollar works out to be approx 59.00  ( but I would need to use up a decent chunk of my monthly download. Plus  Factor in you get a month free subscription ( otherwise 15 Us a month )  and it’s a viable option.


On Tuesdays server shutdown I could either go to dinner, or I could buy Aion.

$22 buck all you can eat mussels & good company V  another computer game?

I will probably give in.  My fear, and I repeat it often to those guildys who have made their own Aion channel in our vent   –  is that they will get tired of it in 3 months, and the sentiment seems to be “Hell no!” 

At the moment, their spare gaming time is being spent in Aion,  on weekends the guild was dead, they log in for dailys/Ah/raids and  when Aion servers go down.   We still have people turning up for raids, but then as soon as they are over people fade away.

Currently from what I can gather,  Aion is a bit of a grind,  but its being helped by the fact that people in wow who already play together are now playing together again,  creating mirror guilds, and the duplicating their wow charcter names into Aion.   The oceanic server they are playing on apparently is a big Wow server reunion.  

If I do start playing I will not make this an Aion blog,  I may mention it in passing,  but I am still doubting the staying power of the game.  One very important thing hasn’t happened yet in Aion.  None of the wow transfer players have reached level cap – and ‘end game’  and I think once they get there, then the real test of  what would you rather play Wow or Aion will come.  Now it’s easy to switch back to wow for a raid.  They are only leveling in Aion still at lower levels, and leveling doesn’t seem to be hard – even boring apparently,  but as the competitiveness starts happening, and people near that level cap, I can see them logging into wow even less.

I have till lunch time to consider my Aion buying options….

Edit:   Dinner Won!

3 Responses to “Much Ado about Aion.”

  1. 1 Merlot September 28, 2009 at 9:50 am

    Thank god for that! Wouldn’t want to loose another wow blog!

    Aion is the devil imo. We lost just enough of our core raiders to tip us into destruction. A couple of tanks and a healer leave, suddently you can’t pull a raid together, so others start to shop around for new guilds. It won’t be long before I have to do the same. I hope you don’t suffer the same fate 🙂

  2. 2 KiwiRed September 28, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    I’m too cheap to buy Aion (mostly because I’m trying to save up for an iPod touch atm – I might reconsider after that), so I’ve been exploring cheap and free alternatives. (I’m actually quite enjoying the atmosphere of Chronicles of Spellborn, and the players are surprisingly helpful. D&D Online isn’t bad, but when leveling you keep running into for-pay hurdles in the nature of dungeon packs you need to purchase in order to be able to complete quests you run into as you go.)

  3. 3 Lath October 6, 2009 at 6:03 am

    Half my guild are playing Aion too and they’ve created a replica guild as well! I have to admit I got a little twinge and thought about buying it, but then I got realistic and decided I can barely fit in time for 1 MMO, having 2 would take over my life!

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