First Day Back In Atreia

As mentioned yesterday, I’m trying out Aion again during my break from WoW. I quite enjoyed it last time, but the rubberbanding threw me off, so thought I’d try again especially since they’ve patched quite a lot lately. The patch took me all day to install, not kidding, I started around 2pm and it ended around 8-9pm. However, I still had a few hours to get a bit of playtime in.

After much umming and ahhing, I ended up trying something new rather than continuing where I left off. I made myself an Elios Scout as I want to see what Assassin is like. I may end up picking my Asmodian Spiritmaster back up eventually because I’ve heard that they’ve added more quests later on to make it less grindy and I want to see this. Plus I was enjoying Spiritmaster I just grew bored of pink hair and pokemon.

I loaded in, moved forward a few steps, and the rubberbanding was worse than ever. So, I popped onto the Aion forums to see if there were any better servers and found an ‘Athlon Dual Core Optimiser’ which would supposedly fix it. I checked the source was reputable, downloaded it, installed it, logged back in and lo and behold it only went and bloody worked. So now I can play Aion without my character jumping backwards constantly and the NPCs aren’t all moving about 3 times their normal speed.

I got on with the quests, which were all very similar to the Asmodian, help us get food, kill these things ruining our livestock, help make our way of life better, oh you lost your memory didn’t you, lake, forest, mines, blah blah, but I guess that’s the basic starting zone of any fantasy MMO, so no complaints, even got myself the title ‘Tree Hugger’ – go me!

Then some guy with a name like.. ‘Masterelite’ or whatever started spam duelling me whenever he saw me, he was a couple of levels higher with better green gear. One time I duelled him to shut him up, the next time, “plz just for fun” – oh my God I’m still in WoW. “I don’t find it very fun” “I’ll give you 1000 kinah” “I want to get a couple of quests finished before I log, sorry” “I’ll give you 5000 kinah.” Why the heck he was so desperate to duel me that he was willing to offer me ingame money I couldn’t tell you.. but I don’t believe he really would have done and instead ran off to find Tutty (love those orange stripey piggies! Poor Tutty).

After not playing it for a while and getting rid of the rubberbanding issue, I’m finding it quite fun. Nice to trying something different once in a while.

7 thoughts on “First Day Back In Atreia”

  1. I know how you feel about taking a break, I’m currently taking a break from playing WoW. Although it hasn’t been by choice, RIP Computer. Oddly enough the day I put my computer “out of action” I had a fortune cookie that said “Be patient, more truths will reveal themselves to you”.

  2. Wow, I’d never heard of a game so new needing the Athlon Optimizer. Last time I had to recommend it was a Neverwinter Nights server.

    As someone who only plays WoW sporadically, I agree completely. Sometimes, you just got to get out and play other things. Aion wasn’t my cup of tea. It wasn’t bad, but it reminded me just a tad too much of several other bad free-to-play games and I couldn’t wash the taste out. It’s a pity, really. I did enjoy Champions Online immensely, and I’m really excited about the upcoming Guild Wars 2.

    But, whatever you play, keep having fun! ^_^
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  3. I absolutely loved Aion…until I hit the grind wall. :/ I think my templar was mid-to-high 30s, and I started reading accounts of how much XP was needed for every level after that, and how few quests there were…and I just lost heart. But I totally loved it up until that point, and it’s still the game that I feel most nostalgic for. As much as I hated the ever-present botters, I had to admit that they probably had the right idea after a certain point. The grind is soul-killing.

    Damn you, Aion…damn you. I wanted so much to love you!

  4. The rubberbanding sounds like the same thing that happened in a game called planetside if you’ve got to use the ‘optimiser’ what that actually does is shut down one core if I remember rightly.

    I still can’t understand how anyone can play a korean grinder game though..

    1. I can’t understand how anyone can play Eve Online so I guess we’re even :p

      And if it gets me more performance I’m cool with it, can’t afford new pc stuff so make do with what I’ve got.

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