Oddly enough, those are all on one faction. Over in China, Aion follows the suit of many other MMOs: A major bot problem. This isn’t necessarily due to NCsoft “not caring” about the gold farmers, but rather the enormous market compared to services in the West that brings in a substantial profit margin and results in a flood of input into a system that is already large enough to explode. It’s important to remember a major facet of gold farming: If there wasn’t any demand, there wouldn’t be any market for supply. But there will always be a demand, proportional to the size of the population, and legitimate players cannot be blamed for the actions of those who do buy from these services. Players in China, however, decided that enough was enough, and staged a protest. MMOSITE estimates that there were thirty thousand people in attendance, in a protest that spanned numerous cities and lagged those areas to a slow crawl. Players created new toons adorned … [Read more...] about Thirty Thousand Man March: Chinese Aion Protest
According to MMO Culture, it appears that the Korean NCSoft site has been updated with a number of job postings for a brand new "next gen MMO" based on the Aion IP. The game will be built using Unreal Engine 4 and job requirements include using "3DS Max to create character / monster / animation resources for the concept and development environment". But...that's about all we know. Still, the idea that something-something-something Aion-related is interesting as the now-original game was pretty interesting in and of itself. What do you think NCSoft has up its sleeve? … [Read more...] about Job Postings Show Up for ‘Next-Gen Console / PC MMO’ Based on Aion IP
NCSoft, the team behing Blade and Soul, Aion, WildStar, Lineage and more have revealed their plan to release a new PC MMORPG – yes, you heard that correctly: PC MMORPG – not a mobile port, not a mobile remastering.. A PC Aion MMORPG set in the Aion world. As of right now specifics are being kept under wraps as it is supposed to be kept “top secret”. All that is known thus far is that it is an MMORPG built on Unreal Engine 4 in the Aion universe. This came to light with the recent job opening from NCSoft describing a new “next-generation console and PC MMORPG” project, utilizing 3DS Max to “create character / monster / animation resources for the concept and development environment.” Unreal Engine 4 has given us some of the best looking games to date, with games like ARK: Survival Evolved, the new Final Fantasy VII Remake, Geare of War 4, Injustice 2, Kingdom Hearts III, Octopath Traveler and more. Below is an example of what Unreal … [Read more...] about NCSoft Working On New Aion MMORPG Made With Unreal Engine 4!
Aion is celebrating its ninth anniversary throughout the upcoming month starting September 12th and running through October 3rd. There will be three events in which to participate including Daeva's Day Cake, Kromede's Revenge and a variety of anniversary bonus boosts (September 19th - September 26). Daeva’s Day Cake – September 12 to October 3 The age-old tradition of larger-than-life cakes will be returning to the capital cities. Grabbing a slice of cake will grant you 100% bonus XP and a 20% bonus drop rate for 2 hours. Be sure to swing by on Aion’s special Daeva Day, September 22, to get a super-boosted cake buff granting 200% bonus XP and a 50% drop rate for 6 hours! The cake boosts will stack with the server wide boosts as well. Please note the cake boosts will not be granted if you have an active amulet or Lucky Hands boost. Check out the details on the Aion NA site. … [Read more...] about Aion North America to Celebrate Its 9th Anniversary Throughout the Month
This month Aion is celebrating its 9th Anniversary and the free to play MMORPG will be hosting some traditional and player-favorite events for all of September. Aion players can expect plenty of events, new rewards and bonus boosts as well to enjoy. Among them are: • Daeva’s Day Cake in Sanctum and Pandaemonium • Kromede’s Revenge • Anniversary Bonus Boosts Daeva’s Day Cake – September 12 to October 3 The age-old tradition of larger-than-life cakes will be returning to the capital cities. Grabbing a slice of cake will grant you 100% bonus XP and a 20% bonus drop rate for 2 hours. Be sure to swing by on Aion’s special Daeva Day, September 22, to get a super-boosted cake buff granting 200% bonus XP and a 50% drop rate for 6 hours! The cake boosts will stack with the server wide boosts as well. Please note the cake boosts will not be granted if you have an active amulet or Lucky Hands boost. Kromede’s Revenge … [Read more...] about Aion Is Celebrating Its 9th Anniversary All Month Long