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Old 09-20-2009, 04:58 PM
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Liveblogging Launch Day Angst

3pm, EST, Aion goes live with the Headstart Servers. My wife isn't home, so my 12 year old son is stoked he gets first crack at her acct for the launch. He starts hammering the server, as I tell my 8 year old daughter that she has to stop playing on our other PC so daddy can log into Aion.

5 minutes = everything.

She saves what she is doing, and I hop onto that machine. Login, hit a queue. My son's character Locki dings 2 as I see a 20 minute queue message.

3:20, EST:
Locki: lvl 3
My Queue: 51 minutes

3:45, EST
Locki: lvl 5
My Queue: 1hour 2 minutes
Me: 1 Fosters Oil Can

4:30, EST
Locki: loggged out just shy of lvl 6
Tarot (my wife): lvl 1
My Queue: 1hour 19 minutes
Me: 1 Fosters Oil Can, 1 Heavy Seas Red Sky at Night

5:30, EST
Tarot: lvl 5
My Queue: 1 hour 3 minutes
Me: 1 Fosters Oil Can, 1 Heavy Seas Red Sky at Night, 1 Heavy Seas Loose Cannon

... the saga continues ...
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:24 PM
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Okay, fuck updates - made it in at 6:15 EST

See ya in hell!
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:47 PM
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geeze... they squaring that away? nothing worse than a f'ing queue.

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Old 09-21-2009, 01:57 PM
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It had settled down by later in the evening. We'll see how it goes tonight.

Fun night in any case! Great seeing old names in a new game.
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:38 PM
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I logged in but girlfriend didn't so we just made couple of characters on other server to play around till queues slow down. i'm very happy that they stuck to their guns and kept the queues to keep populations balanced

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Old 09-22-2009, 04:45 PM
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So I decide "Fuck it - I wanna play AION" and stop working @ 5 today. I had previously logged both accts in at 3 or so for the kids to play after school, so no launch day queues for me!

...

Except in my house I'm queued behind my two daughters (both lvl 4 Mages) as they nuke the shit out of Brax at the newb lake.

...

Fucking tiny griefers of RL!!!!!
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Old 09-22-2009, 04:56 PM
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*waits patiently, watches from the gallery*

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Old 09-28-2009, 09:03 PM
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*waits patiently, watches from the gallery*
I think it's gonna fail in the first 3 months of being out. You?

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Old 09-28-2009, 10:22 PM
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I actually think it has what it takes to make it. But then again, I've always been a "glass is half full" kinda guy.
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:52 PM
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I think it's gonna fail in the first 3 months of being out. You?
it's past it's first year already?

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Old 09-30-2009, 07:30 AM
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Well bearing in mind that I've only played up to level 12 the game seems ok - nothing special yet.

I'm really reserving judgement until I can start PvPing to be honest.

Although I have WTFPWNED Sath each and everytime we dueled... which pleases me.... a lot...
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:32 AM
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We've dueled once, which if course makes your statement true, but still statistically means nothing!11
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:55 AM
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it's past it's first year already?
I'm talking about the American version... In Korea they love Lineage, but that doesn't mean its a successful game over here.

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Old 09-30-2009, 12:07 PM
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We've dueled once, which if course makes your statement true, but still statistically means nothing!11
YOUR TEARS TASTE SO BITTER.
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:03 PM
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so? this looked interesting, but it looks like the board's already dead...

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Old 10-11-2009, 05:28 AM
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We are all still playing. Which is why the board is dead
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Bo - Just flew in from Portugal, now heading up to Leeds in the UK for a few days so probably won't get any time to game until next weekend :<.

Hows the end game stuff shaping up guys?
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:02 AM
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The fact that a game I've been waiting for launched the same month my business got insanely busy is either proof that:

a) there is no god
or
b) the is a god, and he hates my guts

I'm still enjoying the game, but I have to get past the newb zones and start Rifting.
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:34 PM
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Bo - Just flew in from Portugal, now heading up to Leeds in the UK for a few days so probably won't get any time to game until next weekend :<.

Hows the end game stuff shaping up guys?
Aight - I am almost at level 25 on my Sorcerer, so hopefully soon I'll get to screw around with some PvP.
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Same as you Eb, haven't even bought the game yet, just been too busy with work.

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Old 10-12-2009, 10:12 AM
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Arryn and I pvp'ed for the first time last night. Loved it. Tons of people, lots of actions. No lag. There were probably about 50 of them against out 25.. hah.

Arryn took a few pictures And yea, the board is dead because we would rather play then talk about it. *grin* Culain, Arryn, Sath and myself are playing. We're in a little guild with some friends I made in EQ, and some of their friends from WoW. We plan to ally Ebonsteels guild. (We're all on Zikel playing Asmodian) I honestly have not enjoyed a game this much in more then 6 years. We're totally addicted. Sleepless nights and all. I've pretty well covered the info in previous posts so I didn't want to keep beating a dead horse. Its a well made game.

Pros - clean, polished, familiar but some new things (flight is SO fun), lots of character personalization, lots of ways to customize your character beyond looks (think like Diablo - slotting gems in gear, etc), pvp, good character balancing (rock-paper-scissors ish, nearly every class has people they do better and worse against), crafting is actually useful.

Cons - gold spammers are annoying, Asian game styling isn't for everyone, first 10-15 levels are basically wow-light, needs more storage because I am a packrat, $15 a month.

If anyone comes to Zikel - I've made crafters out the wazoo. Basically you can grind or quest to 30, after 30 there are a lot less quests. Max level is 50. Pvp opens with easy access at 25.

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Old 10-12-2009, 10:16 AM
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Bo - Just flew in from Portugal, now heading up to Leeds in the UK for a few days so probably won't get any time to game until next weekend :<.

Hows the end game stuff shaping up guys?
Hurrrrrry up. Bo and I think you would enjoy a sorcerer. You should make one.

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Old 10-12-2009, 01:22 PM
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I see!

Hmmf played a 'sorceresque' style character in WoW for the last 4 years, fancy trying something a little more sneaky.... So I'll see how that turns out for a bit.

To be honest struggling for time to play, work is a real pain at the min.

I want to PvP!!! >.<
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Old 10-12-2009, 04:05 PM
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I see!

Hmmf played a 'sorceresque' style character in WoW for the last 4 years, fancy trying something a little more sneaky.... So I'll see how that turns out for a bit.

To be honest struggling for time to play, work is a real pain at the min.

I want to PvP!!! >.<
Oh yes, flying around the world.. what a "pain"

Just do like Jared and I -- if you give up that pesky thing called sleep you gain an extra 6-8 hours every day!

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