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!