Aion Classic is officially live in the west- are you playing? Or at least in the queue?

    
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Listen, if you’re reading this at work, then you’re already behind in Aion Classic, I’m sorry to say. That’s because after a brief delay, the new version of the old game just officially launched in the Americas (and for Europeans savvy enough to switch their location settings), and the day-one challenges are already live. You might not be the first person to zip to level 50, but that’s OK – there’s still plenty of time to have fun. If you can wiggle your way through the queues, that is.

As we’ve noted, there are founder packs for the game that include everything from costumes and titles to gametime, plus an optional subscription (Siel’s Aura) that allows abyss point harvesting, gathering skills, and bonus expies. Everyone gets Siel’s Aura for the first week, mind you. We’ll see whether enough western players leap in to move the needle even further on Aion’s revenues than the Korean launch already has.

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ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – June 23, 2021 – Time to relive the glory of the past and choose a side in the battle between the forces of light and darkness in Aion Classic. Beginning today, players can experience the vaunted MMORPG as it launched in 2009, but with some added quality of life improvements. Aion Classic puts players in the role of Daeva – ascended beings imbued with the ability to control Aether, the source of power in Atreia. Players can take on one of the original four player classes, and explore the land, defeat the monsters of the realm, or partake in faction PvP combat. Beginning today, players will receive a free week of subscription for Aion Classic. For full details, visit the official website: aionclassic.com

Aion Classic features:

  • Subscription-based Model: As in days of yore, Aion Classic will be subscription based. Players can purchase Siel’s Aura, which unlocks full experience gain, and the ability to acquire useful in-game currency and items.
  • Four Player Classes: In Aion Classic, only the original four player classes are available to players – Warrior, Scout, Priest, and Mage. Each class has two unique ascensions.
    Level 50 Player Cap: Aion Classic features slower progression, dungeons from days gone, and a return to hunting zones of the past. Take to the skies with wings to explore the massive world of Atreia.
  • Aion Classic will have a subscription-based model for players as well as a free to play option. By purchasing Siel’s Aura with real money, players will be able to buy recurring subscriptions of 30 or 90 days. Also available to players is a 3-day pass, for those who wish for a more casual approach. The free option for players is available to everyone, but those players will gain experience slower than subscribers.

Also available beginning today is the Daeva Pass, Aion Classic’s battlepass, which provides extra quests and rewards, and its own premium currency, Quna, which can be used to purchase cosmetic and consumable items, account services, and unlock the premium Daeva Pass tier.

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Carebear

The reason I dropped original Aion back when it was released was the absent of PVE server… I guess classic now is the same? or they do have pve server?

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Tamanous

I stand by my “friends don’t let friends play Asian mmos” position.

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Castagere Shaikura

Can’t wait to hear what people think of this. Going back in some games is not so great.

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Mark

Nah, I’m not into the rush-rush mindset and the ridiculous character creation.

Tizmah
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Tizmah

The character creator is the main reason I never got into Aion, it was just too much freedom. Too many people liked to make the goofiest characters because they thought it was humorous, and it only killed the mood of the game for me.

I don’t mind some silliness, but Aion took it way too far lol

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Loopy

30k queue when I logged on at 1. Passed by in about 15 mins or so. Not too bad, considering.

So far no major lag or issues. World feels alive, which is all I can ask for.

Fisty
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Fisty

I’m playing. It’s old. I hate this click-to-move thing. Not sure I can change it and just left left mouse swing the camera around. It’s cool to see so many people playing one thing.

Fisty
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Fisty

If you see Stickman, say hi. Sorry, I couldn’t help it, they let you make the craziest looking people.

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Tamanous

lol. Ya no.

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Loopy

You can disable click to move in options.

Fisty
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Fisty

It took me an embarrassingly long time to find that option.

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IronSalamander8 .

This is one I never even tried or looked at much to be honest, so know very little about it beyond that you fly a lot, lol

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Minimalistway

I’m hoping this reach the EU side, playing on US servers means lots of lag.