As I’m sure, if you currently play Aion, then you have no doubt seen the Aion Customer Support In Game Questionnaire, which was available yesterday 9/29/09. So since this is a current “Hot button” topic…
Let’s poll this:
So we have all seen the huge amount of complaints, abuse, misuse, and the FPS comments and issues regarding Personal Stores.
“…I think personal stores are great! they let me earn money, and sell the items I want to a specific group audience…”
Really? Cause I didnt notice a significant difference between the Broker and a Personal Store in with this excuse.
Look, call it what you want, and justify the use however you need, but in the end, they are all just excuses. Personal Stores is a good idea, yet the use of them has offset the original idea. So lets all just be honest. Does John set up a Personal Store, and then sit at the computer screen staring at his toon? Or does John set up a Personal Store, (even legit), to sell some items, and then ALT+TAB out or go watch TV, Eat Dinner, Walk the Dog, Go to Class, Take a shower, Fuck your sig other, or engage in other real life activities… I.e. NOT playing? As a reminder… lets be honest.
((BTW, I may mention, for Thirteen, I pulled in nearly 87,000 Kinah yesterday using the broker, AND gained a level through questing, and hanging out with friends in our Legion.))
“…the whole 30 mins of personal stores isnt fair! We entrepreneurs are simply trying to make some money! The 30 min “rule” simply isnt fair!!”
Give me a damn break! Players are complaining about a personal store for the reason of use because of a 30 min window?!? Versus what? The 8 days you get from the Broker?!? ROFLMAO! Just who do these complainers think they are trying to fool? This excuse is being overused only becasuse it takes away some of the ability to abuse.
Upon finding a Personal Store, labled as “edfe”, and a Manastone: Parry +6 for 199,999,998 Kinah I whisper the abuser, “…Hey asshole, I am submitting your name to NCSoft for abusing the game, a violation of the Agreement you click when you enter the game…have a good day”
Yes, I know, I can be petty. I have come to terms with it.
Nearly a half an hr later, I get the following whisper; “…Yeah, a lot of good it did you huh? I’m still here arent I? I will continue to use the afk store as long as its in game, b*tch, so f*ck off!”
I know what you’re thinking now, Hes classy right? I’d love to date him! Stay back ladies!
“…I make more profit from the personal store, than on the broker…”
Jeez, does the BS ever end? Please at least check the Broker prices before such claims are made. Sure, there are rare occasions, but at the expense of affecting others via fps and queue times… heh, I say, keep tryin, and think up another one.
Now, this one has some merit..
“…lets not ignore the root cause problem, isnt the Personal Store, rather the over-population of servers!”
True enough. However what about fps? Server memory issues, which affect stability? Anyone do some early checks on server up time for the more popular servers? I did. Lumiel has an average of 2-4 hr queue time between the hrs of 4:15PM EST till 11:40PM EST. It has a general failure or crash, at least once every 52 hrs. 52 hours! Seriously, less than 3 days, you can expect this server to crash or go down. Times when these crashes occur are… yup, you guessed it, during the peak hours.
Lastly, what about the beauty of the game. I personaly HATE going to Pandemonium.. “Lag-emonium”. Billboards EVERYWHERE!