Honestly I know the vibe between casuals and Korean MMOs, or just ‘the grind’ in general. But Aion is different, it’s designed for the US.
Honestly leveling, etc. is quite easy.
Iunno, here’s some random facts I like about Aion so far.
Gathering, etc. pretty much everything gives a nice bit of experience. At lev9 when you specialize in your class the quest gives you like 72k Experience which brings you to lev10 instantly from pretty much 0 bar. I like being able to feel the class change rather than specializing then having to level up a few to get the new skills, gear, proficiency, etc.
If you play for 1 hour straight a system message appears saying “You have been playing for 1 hour. Please take a break for your health.” I heard a rumor if you play for more than 3 hours straight some of your Mob experience gets taxed by a percentage. To stop grinders/bots, I guess? I mean if you’re grinding it’s for loot anyway.
You can switch channels in zones, but make sure if you’re in a group or with a friend you both switch to the same zone. IE, Channel 1 in Munihele Zone has mobs you need for a quest and it’s overrun by the major population, spawn camped, etc. You can switch to another “Channel” in that Zone where it’s apparent to playing on a different server. Only for PvE to my knowledge.
The first and only repeatable quest I got too was sick. It was a 1/100 Repeatable for some Exp and 500 Kinah(gold) and all it required was you talking to an NPC, traveling straight ahead for a little bit, and delivering supplies to that NPC. Repeat if you’re lazy and need gold.
Chain casting is really cool.
The cutscenes in the game are refreshing and give a nice touch without overdoing it.
I dunno but there is this random ass feature that interests me on how it works. Like, I guess a certain string of words will cause your character to randomly emote? For instance I was just bullshitting and told some player “Ay bay bay, pretty eyes.” and my character Greeted them warmly and smiled devilishly. And when I raped some dude in a 1v1 my character went over to his body and “Assumed a Victorious Pose.” Then laughed.
I’m playing right now, but I want more people to play when it hits Open beta/Live!