I was having issues getting into Aion yesterday, but at least it turns out I'm not alone. It just isn't 'up' yet, and nobody can get in. Mordiceius asked what race I intended to play, but rather than answer that in a random comment I'd thought I'd throw it up here in case anyone wants to hook up and quest a bit.
Whenever a new MMO launches and I intend to meet anyone in it, without knowing what the server names will be etc, I generally just follow a few rules I came up with that make sure we can line up without fumbling around outside the game.
- PvP server (if they're segregated)
- Last server name on the list, alphabetically, that meets these two criteria
For Aion, though, I'm fudging on the first one for a few reasons. WoW has seen a huge swing in server populations towards horde, or at least on the servers I play on (Cho'gall is like 12:1 Horde), and I imagine a lot of the kids are going to choose the devil race for its general "bad-assery". Plus my lil Ixobelle I made on the chinese server was hawt, and I want to hang out with her some more. : /
So for what it's worth, I'll be a little healer chick named Ixobelle on the last PvP type server, playing the 'good guys'. If someone decides to ninja my name, just run the equivalent of a '/who belle' and I'll probably turn up. I reckon I'm gonna dive into this one for at least a little while, and will probably have alts similarly named (Izobelle, Isobelle, etc).
Got a lot of stuff on my plate right now (and am in the final stretch to drive down to Irvine and throw myself to the mercy of the Blizzard receptionist the weekend after Labor Day, or maybe just camp their parking lot with tranq darts, stalking Tigole), but will be in when I have some free hours. That's probably going to be late in the California timezone, while the wife and kid sleep.
See you in there?