Aion: Ascension is a free to play visually stunning 3D MMORPG where your character wields devastating powers and sweeping wings to explore a celestial world of breath-taking beauty and epic adventure. It features cutting-edge imagery, gorgeous environments, and a unique fantasy world. Your character plays a pivotal role in the fate of Atreia, where the enemy is not only the other player faction but a deadly ancient evil as well.
Aion: Ascension is a powerful combination of its Free business model, and the anticipated 3.0 update. Aion: Ascension introduces new and existing players to refined starting areas and mid-level zones and advanced content for the more experienced Aion player base with no subscriptions, no account tiers and no purchase requirements.
Choose between two divine factions, the Asmodians or the Elyos, and save your people from an ancient evil that threatens to destroy everything in its path. Over 2000 story-driven quests lead you through a wondrous and expansive world like no other.
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November 25, 2008
Minimum System Requirements (Windows)
Windows XP/Vista/7/8 32 and 64-bitMemory
1 GB RAMStorage
40 GB available space
Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz/ AMD Sempron+ 2800 (with SSE2)Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT or ATI Radeon X800 XL series cardAdditional Notes
Specifications may change during development
AION did many things right for a MMORPG. Although the EU publisher gameforge is horrible I recommend playing the NA version from NCSoft.
I hope a AION 2 comes out because this one was amazing. the lore, music, armours and classes.
Please, stick with NA/RU/KOR versions.
Gameforge ruined this game by making it 1000% P2W. It's a very bad experience if you just want to have fun. Players are doing riots ingame to protest and GF doesn't care at all.
1. to much p2w elements in the game
2. player base is declining at a rapid rate
3. the game is not long rewarding
4. nc soft does not give a shit want players have to say
5. too many hackers
6. forget about trying to catch up to hardcore/p2w/hacker on your server
reasons why you should play aion:
if you are waiting around for a new mmo to hit the market and have nothing to do in the mean time
Dont expect be competitive at all in pvp unless you grind for months or just pay.
Tips to new players: If you are a new player trying out, this game still has its charm. Its graphics may not be as great as some of the modern games today, but it is still pretty great. Even the music is marvellous to this date. However, despite the number of servers present, the only one you should be bothering to try out is Siel. The community in Siel is very much active. Even though my own server Tiamat has its own players, they are mostly inactive and only alive for sieges, or at least that was what it used to be anyway (the governor of Tiamat Asmodians quitted and things have been woozy then).
At the moment, the level cap is 75, and everyone was trying to rush for it. Unfortunately for the servers except Siel, everyone seem to have given up and are either lazy or taking it slowly to grind it out (you can picture why then I said most servers are not alive?).
For players who are steadfast to not paying a single cent to play: the good news is you can still make your mark, although it takes a longer while and maybe more prayers to RNGesus. I certainly did hold out a long while as a non-payer, although I did have lots of help.
Current situations that make me terribly upset about the game:
1. We used to have pvp instances that we can enjoy everyday. Thanks to our wonderful 5.0 update, no more dredge is available, until 5.1 anyway.
2. We used to be able to do arenas everyday. Thanks to a recent ninja update, arena has been removed for people above 65. #seeyouat5.1
3. No lfg? Before 5.0, people are still alive and talking, even if it was craptalk. Now, you just don't see any words appearing... Even bots seem to have given up on the game.
4. Persistently trying to drag sales by placing a further limit you can reach, mostly through paying unless you are an extremely lucky person with friends who have reached that limit, or have the means to reach that limit; sure, every mmo developer wants that, since you can only maintain the game through $$$.
5. The new 5.0 instances makes 70% of people give up. There are two types of instances in 5.0: 1. your group have to work out the mechanics to beat the instance (adma/theo), I'm proud to say I have managed this part and also worked out a guide for everyone on youtube; 2. your group needs insane dps, perhaps about a min of 5k dps (AOE/akhal). In the case of 1, most people can at least overcome the obstacle if they work out their own strategy or follow my guide, but it only rewards ONE ITEM to ONE PLAYER. For a group instance, that probably is only going to work out for friends or legion groups. In the case of 2, players will need to raise their gear quite a fair bit, especially if they are new (refer to point 4).
I can't seem to fix it. It must be server side cuz I have no issues running Guild Wars 2 on max settings and still have high fps but even setting this tolowest settings it is still jittery. tried using fixed fps turning off vsync turing off fxaa and other combos, etc. and still it jittery.
it have 2 lvl 47 et 40 in a french server
Seriously... wtf is this
Then we move on to the differences in skill. I was on a level 20 grinding and had my fiancee on her level 50 helping me, and she couldn't even one-shot the mobs! Then I entered a 1v1 arena on my level 50 Gunslinger and another level 50 gunslinger one-shot me! The differences between levels are minor, and spending enough money lets you run the show.
Not enough players
Low player interactions
Anyway, the graphics are AWESOME. If you are a person that loves personalizing your character, this game is for you, because you can seriously make your character look funny, pretty/handsome, or just darn awesome. The skills for each class are also very pretty, and I am a sucker for pretty graphics. Also, you can FLY. DAFUQ. This game can make you feel like you are in another world, and on an adventure in this beautiful and awesome fantasy. Also, I made a lot of good friends from all over the world and of all ages, this game community is very helpful and friendly! The quests get a little mundane after a while but don't they all? The PvP is also friendly fun and competition.
However, if you have slow internet, don't bother downloading this game, otherwise it will be very painful, laggy, and annoying! But if you do have fast internet, and bored, and want to make new friends, this is the game for you! :) Definitely one of my favorite games.
The game is awesome but grind heavy and unapologetically PvP-focused. The game does everything it can to put you in contact with the enemy faction and sometimes in the most sadistic ways.
Some things are rage inducing, like the enchantment and mana socketing.
Also, you will get nothing free in this game, other than a 1 room studio. Every rank, title, level, piece of decent gear, etc. has to be earned. This turns a lot of people off and that's okay because the games grindy nature and brutal PvP weeds out most of the players you don't want to play a game like this with anyway.
On the upside the game is still gorgeous after all these years, there is a HUGE amount of content with classes (and subclasses) and skill sets that are second to none and an expansive character creation and appearance customization system that is still unrivalled by any MMO to date! The game is very nearly bug-free, support is incredible and on the off chance that the servers go down for an extended period or maintenance runs unusually long they often reward players with some very nice gifts. Once I got a stack of 5 Major Ancient Crowns because maintenance took all day!
Be prepared for a massive download though. Last I checked it was something like 40gb but well worth it IF you're looking for a game to dedicate yourself to. If not, you should probably look elsewhere.
PS:GAME has great race inbalance its stupid.Sry bad engrish q.q
1. Now, it is Truly Free too .D.
2. The graphics are beautiful. Sometimes, I just take my time to stare the beautiful landscapes throughout the world.
3. Very awesome character customisation - everything is completely customisable on the character.
4. The Quests and monsters are interesting, exciting, and actually fun to play - they vary, and none are at all the same.
5. I'd rate it 9/10 *^*
AION is the BEST MMORPG EVER MADE! so fukkk Terra. Aion 100% better!
Also , until you get you 1st gold pack (the FTP way to say subscription) , you wont be able to really feel the game , so unless you want to pay to play for a while don't bother.
+ the fly-pvp concept , although worked for 1.XX patch , after 2.XX was left aside . So all the pvp is grounded.
Ill try US aion to see if US community is better. Its a pity a great game like this to be soiled be its community. Never the less try it if you want , just make sure your nerves are ready and your chat ALWAYS in group tab (youll thank me later)
wtf ?? .. can`t play !
Overall, if you are a person who loves to free-roam and socialize, you might find a shining gem glittering within this great game. For those who prefer games with dynamic battle techniques and such, maybe you should take a look at other games and see which one comes to your liking.
I play from EU and I dont think there are to many limitations. Sure, if you want some bonusses like superb armor or cute pets or nicer wings and the such you can pay for them, but otherwise its a truly free to play game.
You can make a truly unique character. It kind of reminded me of the Sims, because you can choose from dozens of hair styles, you can customize the size of about everything of the face (elven ears, huge eyes with stars in them, anything). You can even choose a voice for your person.
The download is rather steep, but personally, I think its worth it.
Only thing is to get good pvp gear u need alot i mean alot time to get it and balance betwen factions just SUCKS.
THIS GAME IS PVP ORINTED IF U DONT LIKE PVP DONT TRY PLAY IT ull just waiste ur time :O
and geard ppl will rape u xD and level in the game isnt important only gear cuz lv 40twinks can kill lv60newbies
The download can bee tricky but if u do it corect ul have 22gb from the game not 40gb >_>
Sry bad eng
OS: Win8 64-bit
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz 2.50GHz
RAM: Corsair DDR3 8GB 1600MHz
Graphic Card: nVidia GeForce 610M 2GB
Overall, it's smooth, fun and will continue to play until Blade & Soul Online ENG ver. comes out.
i mean when i first tried it it was fun in abyss but now is empty seriously...
A shame because the game itself is amazing...
So if you think you are strong because you're at your max level, I'm sorry to say but you are not! :)
F2P model is great, not p2w, no limitation, there is no item in the cash shop you can't get in game to.
At low lvls yeah you move slow, but a bit later you get boots that gives walking speed + mount, even walking speed scrolls.(same for attack, casting speed)
Pretty sure you didn't even got to lvl 20 is you say "slow paced"...
A lot of content, huge lands to explore, dungeons etc...and it looks awesome.
Do NOT play this if you want a fast game
Game does everything to ensure it stays slow (you walk slow, fly slow, fight slow, flight is super-limited, you will not believe when you see how slow your character flies)
and now for world of warcraft it has worst graphics compared to Aion it looks like a kids game compared to aion it dosent have the range of variety as aion does AION DOMINATES WOLRD OF WARCRAFT
But yes I´m quite keen on trying out Guild Wars 2, the graphics look amazing and the gameplay looks even better so I might try it out. :)
Its a pity your on EU, been looking for PT players but all I can seem to find in US servers is BR players, but oh well. :)
i must warn however, and unfortunately, that european version is suffering froma delay on updates, while american version runs 3.0 (and soon 3.1), european is still on version 2.7 i think. version 3.0 adds new maps, instances, gear, housing, mounts. Europe version has currently a test server for 3.0, but no date announced yet for live release.
Many other "free" MMOs limit players by restricting access to content,
or force them to pay for a normal game experience. In Aion's Truly Free model,
players have unrestricted access to all content from level 1-60, no strings attached!
Here are some of the key features of Aion Truly Free:
No subscription fee. Play for free!
No account restrictions. Visit any zone, chat in any channel, sell any amount of stuff on the trade broker—nothing is off limits!
Robust countermeasures to combat game abuse. We're dedicating a ton of resources to preventing account theft, botting, and real money trading.
No hassles. Create your account, download the game, and play!
No harassment. Don't worry, we won't hound you with constant offers or promotions.
If you like the game, we'd appreciate a purchase from our store (game developers need to eat too!). If you don't like the game, can't pay, or don't want to pay—no worries, it's on us.
That should clear things up for US players. I guess the EU servers are restricted pretty badly.
Welcome to Aion®: Ascension™ Truly Free™. Enjoy your time in Atre
IS there guilds that I can join...
I'm looking for a FREE not P2W type massive PvP or PvE game....any recommendation.....
Aion is Awesome! :)