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Since Sebastian “Ayase” Streiffert states that the NCSoft crew will be looking to blogs, websites, and the like for information on how to improve the game, I have decided to start a new series. I want to make it clear that while this will focus on the bad in Aion, it is a great game, and I hope to see it succeed. There is a great deal of good in Aion, or I would not be playing it, nor wasting my time with this series.
I am not sure why companies can't just make good games, nonetheless, this is merely to give insight to the devs as to what needs be done (in my opinion) with the game. Some of these items will be gamebreakers for tens of thousands of people, and some will be minor issues at best. It is my hope that this will make Aion a stronger game, and I hope that NCSoft in the US can actually make changes, as I fear that they still must only access when is designed in Korea.
Problem #1 ~ Gray Loot
I came upon this just recently, having hit level 30, and please, by all means, correct me in comments if I am wrong. It seems that you do not get any loot off of mobs that are gray to you.
This is a serious problem, as eventually subs will settle down in Aion, and people won't always be leveling up. This means that the resources will either become impossible to get, or you would have to level a new character to farm them. And even that character will eventually out level the farming.
Furthermore, this means that in a crazy scenario, if I have all 8 characters leveled to 50, there is no possible way for me to farm for crafting mats. Again, maybe I have been unlucky, and flux and other items do drop, but I have yet to see it. Every window has been empty, devoid of loot, and this includes several namers with loot tables.
I have made this problem #1, as this will be a game breaker for many, many people. If you can't prosper (which leads to the economy issues later), and you can't collect your mats, there is no point in crafting or playing further. I hope this will be remedied, as I believe it's a countermeasure to Asian criminal farming outfits, and it will in no way benefit the player base.