By now you probably noticed the closed beta event 5 is over. Supposedly there was a lot of complaints about lag and ganking, however for some reason I couldn’t log in to the beta forum to see any of it myself. I do know however that gankers prevented wowfony from making the third unbiased Aion review, for which I’m really sad
I only played for about ten hours total this time: I’m either getting older and can’t handle 16 hours/day anymore, or the more likely scenario, it’s beta and I’ll rather wait for the game to come out to try it. Only got a Gladiator to level 13 which ain’t much of an accomplishment, but I will be posting my thoughts about the latest beta soon nevertheless.
There’s an article over at some Swedish site talking about the CryEngine. The article is in english, but you can translate the rest of the site here. It’s a short interview ansswering a few interesting questions about Aion’s engine, how NCsoft modified and customized it and why the hell Aion looks so good.
Advanced Combat Video
CBW 5 Screenshots
Courtesy of Longasc again, we got 140 new screenshots in out Beta Weekend Screenshots gallery. There’s plenty of interesting areas and scenery, as well as pics from the Abyss. If you didn’t get first hand experience, check out the gallery.
He also posted several impressions about PvP on twitter:
I gotta get this guy to write some posts for us, he knows a hell of a lot more about Aion than I do.
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