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Ask Kinslon: Aion v1.9 Interview #1

Posted by Michael Bitton on Apr 09, 2010  | Comments

Ask Kinslon: Aion v1.9 Interview #1 -

NCsoft has kicked off a new mini-interview series called "Ask Kinslon" where NCsoft's "Daeva of Journalism" Aquilanius interviews Aion Producer Chris "Kinslon" Hager. The inaugural entry in the series focuses on the stun defense system and daily quests which will be part of the upcoming 1.9 update.

Aquilanius:  For which level ranges will you offer daily quests?
Kinslon: Each race has two sets of daily quest factions it can join. One faction gives quests starting at level 30, and the other faction starts at level 40. Once a character joins a faction, an icon appears each day in the UI that offers a new daily quest for that day. You can choose to either accept or decline a daily quest as it pops up each day, but you will continue to receive a daily quest each day until your character leaves the faction that gives those quests.
Aquilanius: What purpose does this stun defense have in overall class balance?
Kinslon: With each update in an MMO, the game designers need to rebalance the game's classes as players progress in skill and learn tactics that allow them to optimize (and sometimes overly optimize) specific class abilities. In the Aion 1.9 update, every class can now counteract and counterattack stun blocks to a degree. This strengthens the balance of all of Aion's classes. Future updates will continue to balance and shape each class, allowing players to shift tactics as new and different skills are introduced, and 1.9 is no exception.

Read the full interview here.

[Thanks Christopher8 for the tip!]

Michael Bitton / Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB
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