Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Aion Needs You...

So lets face it, Aion is pretty much the best, the creme de la creme, the waffling waffle. You know that, and I know that... but sadly a few people don't know that. Naysayers, anti-fan-bois, and hatoradetors (yeah, made that word up, but you know it makes sense) still exist. On the day of Aion's launch for all, now more than ever, its our duty to stop the spread of ignorance about Aion.

Tell your friends, and hated foes alike, about how much you like Aion, and when you do tell them, tell them the right way. Whether it be a WoW player, a total newbie, or a person who hates MMOs, you need to follow these steps:

1. Know Your Material

The moment you slip up, oddly pause, or give false information, your opponent is going to notice. Make sure to have an idea of what you want to mention ahead of time. That way, should the conversation arise, you're prepared. Expect the unexpected, and try to remember both the large and small.

2. Be Detailed

When someone says "Aion is just a Korean Grindfest", your response shouldn't be "No its not". It should be, "I can prove its not through x, y, and z". If you route your opponents questions, and then show evidence to support your claims, you are almost guaranteed victory. Also, should the situation present itself, remind your opponent of something that Aion either has or lacks that gives it an edge over other MMOs.

3. Acknowledge Defeat

You can't win them all. Rather than turning the converstion into a heated debate, as fun as those can be from time to time, its better to lick your wounds and move on. Some people will just not listen to what you have to say, no matter how persuasive and informative you are about Aion. It is also important to note that Aion isn't everyone's cup of tea. If someone says they've done their research and aren't interested, don't badger them about it. Respect their opinion and stop discussing it.


Perhaps you're thinking, "Gee... isn't this obvious"? Too a degree yes, but I mention this for a reason. Aion is a fantastic game, and its truly worthy of being one of the greatest MMOs in history. I'm not saying Aion won't be successful without your 2 or 3 friends (or in some cases 20-30), but each person we bring into the wonderful world of Atreia is another person we can enjoy it with, which in turn leads to Aion receiving more fame amongst its competition. NCSoft has released an amazing game to a global audience, all it needs now is a strong and informed recruiting force... you.

Disclaimer~ Yes, I realize Mages can only wear plate helmets. ;) I also realize that this post is pretty darn fan-boish, but I base it off of my extreme enjoyment of Aion thus far, along with solid evidence to support my claims of Aion's serious awesomeness.
Sidenote~ Ding, 20.


  1. I dont understand the siege mentality, surely alot of the of knocking heads,especially in blogging communities, comes down to personal opinion and indeed personal experiences.

    Im not a fan of Aion I wont lie about it but hey if people find it scratches that itch for them then Im all for them. Its a hobby and is supposed to be enjoyable... just like blogging. I think people just need to accept not everyone experiences and enjoys things in the same way.

  2. Yep, and that's totally fair. (Ironically enough I wrote this before leaving that comment on your blog, hahaha) Aion won't be the waffle for everyone, and I totally understand that.

  3. Like Pitrelli said, some of us just honestly dislike the game, and find the evidence brought forth by proponents of the game to not hold the same value that the bearer does.

    Also, while all in good fun, this rings like recent pro-Obama propaganda in the states. "He's the best president ever. If you disagree, you're a racist, because having actual differences of opinion based upone policy and position is impossible" is nearly identical to, "It's the best game ever. If you disagree, you're a hater, because having actual differences of opinion based on playstyle preference and areas of aesthetic discretion is impossible."

    Glad to see you're enjoying the game, and I hold no blame over trying to get as many people to play a game with you that you hope they will enjoy as much as you do yourself.

  4. I hope this isn't taken the wrong way. Perhaps I should elaborate that there are "misinformed", "uninterested", and "haters". This post was more so directed at the first and last. By no means am I trying to say that if you don't like Aion you are ignorant and deserve execution. Especially fellow bloggers like yourselves, who I know do their research and tell it like it is.