So I decided to make a tumblr just for this. Right now I’m playing an MMORPG called “Aion.” I rolled a Warrior and then became a Templar to tank with my friends. Skip forward in time and as of this post I’m a level 37. Here’s where the purpose of this blog comes in. I do not like playing Aion. For so many reasons. Initially I decided to play it because it was going to be free in a few weeks, and I wanted to try a different flavor from what I’m used to (WoW). So far Aion has failed to impress me and I end up comparing the shortcomings of it to the superiority of WoW. I was going to use my time playing Aion as an excuse to see why WoW is still the superior gold standard MMORPG on the market right now. I decided now that I’ll try and post anything that seems to infuriate me to no end about this game as well as the overall journey. So here we go.
Time: 2:04am - Leaving Beluslan Fortress for the third time after getting killed by stupid Granks. Long walk is long. Speed scrolls suck. Killed Grank Fawns for their meat. Need to kill the bulls(?) for their meat too. Those are the ones who have that super broken skill of being able to call 5+ fawns to kill me.
Time: 2:10am - I hate the drop rates in this game. First Grank bull drops nothing. I need 15 of their meat. I have 3. Second bull drops meat. Third bull lets out the ominous “Shuu.” Thank god nothing happened this time. Made a mistake. Only needed 5 of their meats.
Time:2:13am - Quest completed. Yay. Another Quest from Gark. I hate you Gark. I have to kill Mossbears…again? Seriously? I JUST DID THIS YESTERDAY! Now it’s 30 mossbears and 7 huge mossbears. God, I hate this game.
Time: 2:17am - Doing the same damn quest. Only much more grindey.
Time: 2:22am - Resting now to refill life. Because Templars don’t have any kind of real out of combat heals like Paladins do in WoW. This is probably one of the more annoying features. 2:24 - Back to work.
Time: 2:27am - Resting again. 10/30 mossbears and 2/7 huge mossbears down.
Time: 2:30 - Back to work.
Time: 2:33 - Dead. Empyrian Armor was on cooldown and I didn’t have any potions. Another thing that bothers me about Aion is a lack of any graveyard. I hate having to respawn all the way back to my bind point when I die. In WoW you have graveyards scattered all over the place, many not too far from where you died. You can reach your body in no time and continue on. But with Aion, it’s almost like having to restart the checkpoint in any console game. Health full. Time to trudge back to the hunting grounds. Again. T_T
Time: 2:42 - Resting. Again. Game tells me I’ve been playing for 2 hours. Will probably call it a night soon.
Time: 2:45 - Rest. Every time I write it down, the more annoyed I get. I rest A LOT in this game. I need a better one handed weapon.
Time: 2:55 - More rest. Quest almost complete. Thinking about rewriting this whole post into something more prosey.
Time: 2:57am - Quest complete. No more quests from Gark. Time to move on.
Time: 3:00am - Killing Spriggles, for the millionth time. Asmodians really do hate Spriggles don’t they?
Time: 3:11am - Almost done killing Spriggles for the millionth time. Thinking about other things to put on this blog.
Time: 3:16am - Quest complete. Continuing until I hit 38.
Time: 3:31am - Probably made a mistake choosing to do a drop quest over a straight up kill quest. Drop rates aren’t great in this game either. I think I get a drop one every 3 enemies. It’s really not fun when that happens.
Time: 3:47am - Another quest completed. Time to turn it in.
Time: 3:49am - Have to kill Spriggles. Again. This time only 8.
Time: 4:00am - Resting for the last time tonight hopefully. Quest almost complete.
Time: 4:07am - Quest complete. Turned in. Reached level 38. Done for tonight.
I’m so amused by this because I had these quests very recently and got them finished no problem. I’m sorry this happened to you.