Okay, my WoW account got hacked last friday, talked with blizzard, and they said that my account would be restored no problem. Thats cool, except that it's five days later, and still nothing, now its not that I'm impatient, I realize it was a holiday, its just as long as my toons have no armor and bags, and such, I'm not going to play. I know I could go grind the stuff I can kill at my level naked, and work my way back into some gear, but nah, I'm lazy I already did that stuff once.
So it gave me reason to update and participate in the Open Beta for Aion. Which has turned out to be a spectacular game. It has alot of the elements from wow that i liked, Which is good cause its the same elements I liked in EQ2.
It really isn't the next innovation in MMO's, but in a way too, it is. The game is being released in excellent condition, you know from the beginning its not half done. I Think NCSoft new they needed to release it and let it run for a while overseas, cause that audience probably has more leanience for bugs and such than the western audience does.
That would be a really nice trend, for MMO's to come out with the games fully ready to go, busting with content. I can, and we should, be fairly patient with lag and latency issues for up to about when our free month for buying the game has run out. After that, if I experience too much lag, I simply won't pay for another month. as should most people. Luckily I haven't experienced any lag thus far, with the exception of the last 30 minutes before the maintenence on monday.
I guess the only thing left to say about it is this, If you went to Age of Conan, cause you wanted some PvP, and then decided your not paying for a half finished game. Then you went to Warhammer online, cause you wanted some PvP, but decided your not going to play a game that is run by people who's answer to server balance is to make the lower populated factions classes OP. So you went back to WoW, cause at least it runs good, Give Aion a shot, worst thing that happens, you go back to your previous MMO to wait out till the next thing comes along. But if you play it, and like it, and stay, you will make the game much more enjoyable, cause for games like this to live, you need people, to play with and against.
So I found a new home at least for a while, and to think, I never would have tried if Blizzard would have done like they said they would do over the phone, and resore my account after talking to a GM in game. (which I did, Saturday morning, as soon as my account was unfroze after the Hack)
Sometimes, things happen cause it's fate.
Othertimes its just a coincidence, cause I really doubt the wheels of fate actually turned at this particualr time to point me into the game that will define the destiny of my next few months. but then again, who knows what comes from this, If, IF I become a millionaire, I'll make sure to let you guys know.