Today the MMO segment is flooded with dozens of selections to choose from (Wow, Aion, gw2...). Ranging from different genre, subscription types, art style, game play… the list goes on and on. Chances are what ever you may be looking for; whether it is ultimate character customization, fantastic riveting lore, or epic PvP battles, there exist a game to quench that thirst. But is Aion your ‘drink’? I’ll give you ten reasons why it could be !

1.Eye candy galore :
Aion gold does not disappoint the demanding visual fiends like me! It is no secret that for many, this will be at the top of their criterion on choosing a game. Excuse my metaphor ladies; gentlemen, I am sure you will agree with me that most guys will still settle for the stereotypical ‘hot blond’ even if they happen to be an ‘air head’. I will admit that I played MMOs that really weren’t that fun; but visually they were so appealing, I just had to come back for more as shallow as it may sound. Lineage 2 is guilty of this. When the game initially came out, it was by far one of the most if not the most gorgeous MMO in the market. Unfortunately it was notorious for the worse grind to hit the western shore. At times I wondered why I was grinding the same mob for the 10 000th times just to gain 10 more percent towards my next level; what was the fun in that (see: Aion's First Lv50's ) ? I quickly found the answer to my question when the cast sequence animation of my female Elf played once again…  Aion is built on the CryEngine. The developers did a fantastic job on brining the world to life with fantastic animation, imaginative environment and some of the best visual effects seen in any game. Don’t just take my word for it; check out this video! (Make sure to watch it in High Def.)

2. Customization that puts ‘The Sims’ to shame:
 Finally, a game with the tools to make our ideal fantasy character! Ok, that didn’t come out right… Jokes aside, Aion’s character customization isn’t anything to laugh at. You can honestly spend hours tweaking your character until it is just right and you are 100% satisfied. The amount of modification available is incredible. I can go on and on about it, but I’ll let this video and screen shot speak for itself.

3. Encouraged Party System:
 Depending on how you look at it, this can either be a positive or neutral thing. By all means, nothing stops a player in Aion to reach level 50 being a lone wolf; there are more than adequate amount of quests and hunting spots. But the rewards of being in groups and hunting together have powerful incentives. Not only will you be safe from being ‘ganked’ in the Abyss, your party will be able to take on monstrous foes too difficult to fell by just an individual for great loots and experience. In some games we find that questing alone was the fastest way to level, this made it less likely for people to form parties. While other games like Final Fantasy 11 made it impossible to level alone, and forced players into parties. Aion caters to both, but encourages more towards co-operative play I find. In the end of the day, this IS a MMORPG! So get in parties, raid some dungeons, and destroy rival guilds because this is what it’s all about!

4. Mysterious Foes:
 Aion’s neat system that allows players to control the ‘skin’ of their gear opens door to a new phenomena never seen before. If you have no idea what I am talking about, check out ‘Mechanics: Customizing equipment skins’ for the details. This system creates a new level of paranoia and thrill. No longer can you tell if someone is higher or lower level than you by looking at their visual avatar. Nor can you see the level of enemy players by clicking on them. It now becomes a tougher call because gauging the risk of an engagement is much more difficult. Thus in massive pvp battles, players can no longer pick off ‘lowbies’ and must assume everyone to be of equal threat/// !