Today, players who pre-ordered Aion were able to create 2 characters across all servers, starting around 12:45 pm PST.
Just after 5pm PST, on the Aion web site, the status of those servers was posted:
It doesn’t take a statistical genius to infer from that screenshot that Asmodian is the more popular faction. The funny thing is that players often generalize and say that the “goodie-goodie” races (in this case Elyos) tend to attract more players. Looks like that is not the case so far in Aion.
Who are my 2 characters? They are:
- Taugrim the Chanter on Triniel / Elyos
- Taugrim the Assassin on Lumiel / Asmodian
I had been thinking about re-customizing my character on Triniel, but based on that screenshot, I’m not going to risk deleting a character and not being able to re-create him.
Which class, server, and faction did you roll?
P.S. switching to Chanter was a last-minute surprise change for me.
For those of you not keeping track, here are the classes I’ve thought about rolling as my main:
Chanter -> Gladiator -> Assassin -> Chanter
While I was waiting for Preselection, I thought hard about what class suited my personality and preferred playstyle the best. The answer was Chanter, not Assasin. I like doing multiple things, including bailing out an ally with a timely heal or bubble.
I also realized that I was putting too much weight on previous experience with a similar melee buffing/healing hybrid, the LOTRO Captain. When I played Captain pre-MoM (Mines of Moria), the class couldn’t meaningfully self-heal on-demand (aside from blowing the Man heal, which has a 1hr cooldown). Chanter doesn’t have that problem. Both classes are limited in terms of CC, but you can’t have everything. If I find later that Chanter isn’t viable for solo PVP, that will suck. I’m going with my gut.
I have some time before Head Start to decide if I want to stick with Chanter. Choosing a class is always the hardest part of an MMORPG for me :D
EDIT (2009/09/24): my main is now Taugrim the Chanter on Lumiel / Asmodian.
I have secured a priest (Vryn) and a warrior (Rivvin) on the Asmodian side of Lumiel. I am looking forward to gaming with you again. See ya then.
Is this the Vrin who was friends with Keen?
Triniel will be my main server, at least until I find out if I got accepted into a guild I’ve been talking to.
Yes it is. I played Vrin the Rune Priest.
I may have to roll an Elyos toon on Triniel. I Had a great time gaming with you guys in Warhammer. Too bad the game couldn’t keep my attention.
I re-rolled on Lumiel/Asmo as Taugrim the Chanter.
I’ll see you in game!
I was disappointed to find out when I got home from work that all the east coast servers I wanted to play on are currently full. It also comes as a shock because it had seemed like so many people wanted to play Asmodian but even the Elyos were taken up.
Regardless I think I will be pursuing the server Lumiel still, as I really liked the community that were actively posting on the forums.
I’ve also come down to either playing a Templar or Ranger, I’ll know for sure by Sunday though. Hopefully servers will have things worked out by then….
I was left in the same position. I was however able to make 2 placeholders, 1 on Lumiel and 1 on Triniel. Both are on Elyos though which wasn’t my plan lol. I like the idea of having populated servers, but this might be a little too restrictive. We’ll see I guess.
I know you wanted Asmo back hair. Sorry you couldn’t roll Asmo :(
I was glad to capture the screenshot above when I did. It pretty solidly debunks the notion that Elyos would be more popular.
The Lumiel community seemed friendly. If I had to nitpick, one thing I noticed was a bit of RP-elitism from some RP players. It was weird to see; generally RP players are very easy-going.
If you haven’t already, check out the Triniel forums. I have a very positive 1st impression about the community there.
Eh, you could tell people would rather roll asmo…I didn’t dig it when I tried them though. Sorry but the back hair is a bit <.< to me.
Nice choice on chanter, here's a little inspiration vid…
yeah the chanter raped ass pretty hard.
I’ve seen a lot of the tournament vids. One thing to keep in mind is a fixed arena size like that puts RDPS at a disadvantage.
Overall, Chanter is not regarded as a good 1v1 class. I’m going to try to make it work though.
Hey Tau, for starters, you smell. Secondly since Jostle was nice enough to save Oath on Zikel for me I used my pre-select name reservation to save Taugrim for you on the Asmo side in Zikel. I know you plan to play on Triniel/Lumiel but if you ever wanted to come back to ANL, I’ve got you covered.
I didn’t save Oath for you anywhere, and I have no plans to!
Thanks man :D
What class(es) are you playing?
Jostlepants and i are making Asmo Dwarfs, well as close as we can. He is making a Cleric, real shocker there, and I’m going to play a Gladiator. Was thinking about rolling a cleric too but, Jostle and i decided that Cleric/Gladiator would combo better.
Gladiator should be a perfect fit for you. Durable melee with good DPS.
LOL @ the Dwarf thing, some people never change. Post a pic sometime :)