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Aion Open Beta Starts September 6th 147

NCSoft announced today that the open beta for upcoming fantasy MMO Aion will begin on September 6th, extending through to the 13th. The client is available now. The game launches on September 22nd in the US, with a two-day head-start given to players who pre-order. NCSoft has also said they'll be showing off Aion in more detail at the Penny Arcade Expo, expanding on the information they provided at Gamescom (video).
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Aion Open Beta Starts September 6th

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 28, 2009 @08:03AM (#29229059)

    Oh come on, who could get bored with that?

    "Only you [and all the players around you] can save our village! Travel to the far-away mystical land of Boringtoss [run along that road for 5 minutes]. Then kill 1,000,000 [identical] Orcish Barbarian Wizards [special attack: sap your will to live]. Gather the Borestone that each of them carries [for no apparent reason]. Bring me back the Borestones and I will give you one gold piece and ten experience points [so if you do this a few hundred times, you'll go up a level, yay]. Now remeber to play for at least 10 hours a day, or your friends will level faster than you, and then you'll be left behind with no friends."

    It's almost like these things are part of a conspiracy to make us learn to love our actual real-life jobs

  • by Lonewolf666 ( 259450 ) on Friday August 28, 2009 @10:15AM (#29230463)

    I'll mod you up if you can give a source for this

    Now that you have a comment in this thread, you can't moderate it anymore.

  • by Jim_Maryland ( 718224 ) on Friday August 28, 2009 @11:30AM (#29231517)
    Dual boxing /.?
  • by Impy the Impiuos Imp ( 442658 ) on Friday August 28, 2009 @12:59PM (#29232737) Journal

    Champions Online has a 5-star system. You die, you lose all your stars. They start building up the longer you fight and stay alive. The more you have, the more goose your powers get. Something like that.

    Anyway, back in the day, we didn't have no steenking slap on the wrist death penalties. No, your character died and you lost three levels of XP and had to go rescue your body within 30 minutes or it vaporized with all your stuff, and you liked it! >:-(

    That it was impossible for your now-naked group to fight its way back into the dungeon to the body area was part of the challenge! So you went and got a high level guy to wade in there and /drag your corpses out and hope he didn't /drag 'em deeper to the king's throne room.

    And if worse came to worse, your magnificent, tarnished two-hander, the first upgrade from rusty, and looted from a zombie in the desert, was gone. And you liked it!

God helps them that themselves. -- Benjamin Franklin, "Poor Richard's Almanac"