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A New Hope: 5.8 Revival

Postby Harboe » 15 Jan 2020 16:09

A New Hope
5.8 Revival


So here's the story: I'm usually completely unaffected by the repeated chants for bringing back some old version of Not Aion again. Perhaps it's the dark days, gray weather and all that coming into play, but a few days ago I simply couldn't help myself. I went ahead and downloaded a 5.8 Aion client, rolled back the Not Aion server code to the very same version and fired it up.

And I gotta say, once it grabs you, there's no going back from the idea. Obviously there were also flaws at the time, but 5.8 was by far the most feature-complete incarnation of Not Aion: we had Secret Library (the 2-man instance), Tiamaranta's Eye with keymasters and treasure chests, the Creativity/Essence system allowing stat and skill customisation, epic gear grinds trying to get your Plume and Bracelet to +10 while also not having to unlock every single manastone slot on every single piece of gear. Balance wasn't perfect, but it sure wasn't broken either.

About a year ago, we tried to bring back an old version of Not Aion (4.6), which proved immense initial interest in the project, but ultimately didn't last very long. I think there are several takeaways from that venture: a project like this cannot survive on nostalgia alone (initial interest that fades within days); it cannot survive on my stubborn interpretation of what a nostalgia project should entail either (read: refusing to add recharger command, removing gear grind completely); and it needs to be a version that is good and held in high regard by the players (not just the oldest version possible I could roll the code back to, which was the case with 4.6).

TL;DR: I'm feeling a bit nostalgic again, so we're bringing back Not Aion 5.8, and I've hopefully learned from past mistakes.


Client download
Torrent file for 5.8 client: https://notaion.com/launcher/Not_Aion_5.8.torrent

I suggest using the qBittorrent client for downloading the client: https://www.qbittorrent.org/download.php


When do we go live?
I don't know exactly when yet, as we want to more carefully set up a project that has the potential to actually last, rather than burst into flames upon release. That's not worth our time, and it's not worth yours either. I also want to ensure that enough of you see this and download the client before the release, so that the server will be reasonably populated upon release instead of deserted. So, I suggest spreading the word that Not Aion 5.8 is ready for revival!

ETA (estimated time of arrival): soon


Best regards,
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Re: A New Hope: 5.8 Revival

Postby Miz » 15 Jan 2020 16:42

Let's fcking go , real gameplay is back , Weave missed me and all other shit who get lost with trash new patch .
no time for amateur
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Re: A New Hope: 5.8 Revival

Postby Nemikeed » 15 Jan 2020 16:52

With surprise, I want to welcome you again, and report on imminent unforgettable feelings again on found a beloved, new sigh server .
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Re: A New Hope: 5.8 Revival

Postby Brunx » 15 Jan 2020 17:23

Me and my friend joining for sure.
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Re: A New Hope: 5.8 Revival

Postby Youmu » 15 Jan 2020 17:27

This is a very inteligent escape to avoid fixing the multiple bugs that were reported months ago.
Well played Harboe. You dodged the bad part of the work giving ncsoon news.

US server please.
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Re: A New Hope: 5.8 Revival

Postby Drill » 15 Jan 2020 17:28

Interesting
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Re: A New Hope: 5.8 Revival

Postby Harboe » 15 Jan 2020 17:30

Youmu wrote:This is a very inteligent escape to avoid fixing the multiple bugs that were reported months ago.
Well played Harboe. You dodged the bad part of the work giving ncsoon news.

US server please.

200 IQ move right there.
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Re: A New Hope: 5.8 Revival

Postby Zze » 15 Jan 2020 17:31

Time for some old times packed FFA and weaving


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Re: A New Hope: 5.8 Revival

Postby akaww » 15 Jan 2020 17:39

oh yeah weaving again :D
im playing glad ez
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Re: A New Hope: 5.8 Revival

Postby Rospet » 15 Jan 2020 18:09

Youmu wrote:This is a very inteligent escape to avoid fixing the multiple bugs that were reported months ago.
Well played Harboe. You dodged the bad part of the work giving ncsoon news.

US server please.




Bc more ppl care about going back to 5.x than fixing the bullshit that is 7.2, if u ask me 6.x+ can go f themselves
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Re: A New Hope: 5.8 Revival

Postby Hydro » 15 Jan 2020 18:23

Youmu wrote:US server please.


5.8 was pretty dead for the NA server tho...
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Re: A New Hope: 5.8 Revival

Postby edxtensei » 15 Jan 2020 18:51

im not crying, just got notaion in my eye
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Re: A New Hope: 5.8 Revival

Postby Lovecraft » 15 Jan 2020 20:23

5.8 indeed was an gold era of NotAion, and it's very good idea to re-open it. But 7.2+ still must live on. Sometimes it's fun to see new changes after update and play on rebalanced version.
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Re: A New Hope: 5.8 Revival

Postby Lovecraft » 15 Jan 2020 20:27

Drill wrote:Interesting

Reminded me Vergil from DMC5 :D
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Re: A New Hope: 5.8 Revival

Postby Yxcvbnmnbvcxy » 15 Jan 2020 20:29

yaaaas *0*
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