Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Aion - The other white meat

I'm getting a little wary of Aion. I keep seeing all of this hullabaloo about the grind getting so horrible the further you get. I don't think I'm seeing it yet, though I am probably getting close. I say this because the new areas I reach keep having fewer and fewer quests (I've since discovered the top half of Impetsium or whatever). What I'm wondering is how bad is it going to be in my eyes if at all?

That seems like part of the problem, that we only have a "bad thing" to look forward to. What are the positives to look forward to? I've heard nothing of the PvP quality except that it might be bad. I've heard of "rifting" as something to do but I don't know what it is.

When did the MMO community get so negative? I've been trying to stay out of the mainstream opinion (pertaining to MMOs) but it seeks me out and finds me anyway. Here I am giving everything a chance and then some beta tester that probably didn't test shit tells the world that this, this, and this sucks ass. Since the game company doesn't tell anyone shit, this is the first thing anyone hears about it and our preconceptions become tainted. What the fuck is that bullshit?

Let's use our jump to conclusions mat and say that the beta tester that didn't test shit is some dumb kid whose first MMO (and probably only MMO) was WoW. Do you see where I'm going with this now? I hate to jump back on this train, but the scourge is spreading and it is important to talk about the 900 lb (or 90 stone for our "other" readers) gorilla in the corner throwing shit at everyone. Ever since the MMO community exploded and multiplied by about 10, I can't play an MMO without running into some stupid effin WoW kids.

Aion is not excluded from this douchebaggery and that makes me sad and pissed off. Yesterday (Monday) I was doing a gathering quest to get 15 Kandula. I got fucked over left and right on this shit and god damn did it piss me off. There are mobs near this node, let me clear them away. Mid fight some shit bag walks right through me and steals my shit. So now to me, "It's on!", I hit my charge (sprint) spell and run to the next node, I'm at the node, it is all mine, yes! FUCK! I aggroed a mob, and now another shit bag that I sprinted passed is stealing my shit! Motherfucker! I need 3 fucking Kandula and its taking me way too long. I find one close to town and start harvesting. In between clicks to harvest, a level fucking 27 steals my fucking node! What the fuck.

Didn't people used to show some god damn common courtesy? Didn't people used to get into shit for impeding on a lower levels ability to do a quest? I didn't try to report him because that's not my style and I'm sure there are much more important issues for the GMs to handle, but god damn, what has this community devolved into? A bunch of lonely, shitty fucking give me now kids. And I hate it.

But thanks to the Change Channel option, I'm still able to have fun!

2 comments:

killthatcheerleader said...

Decent point on people commenting on games after beta...which Im guilty of as well, although I usually give more favourable thoughts - like champions online, I did give Aion a bit of a roasting after playing it for a few hours but the 'live game has surprised me, its a solid and compelling game.

hehe I have like you found the community in Aion a tad shitty if Im honest, I guess Im lucky that we have a fairly tightknit legion. We are few but we are enough to get us through the majority of stuff without having to rely on ass hats most of the time.

Gathering is a joke and a real time waster nuff said.

You will need to group up for the black claw village quests (need 5-6) as the elites are tough mutha fookers, decent exp though. Good luck ;)

Bonedead said...

Luckily one of my friends decided to join me. He's playing a Cleric! Woot! He's 12 or so now and we can duo some of the Black Claw right now, so when he catches up we should rape em.