Hail All! I hope everyone is doing well, slightly nude, and healthy; not necessarily in that order. I was just curious if anyone else out there has been keeping up on the game Aion: The Tower of Eternity. I've been keeping tabs on this bugger, and holy bajeez... This blinkin' game is just gorgeous, and from the tidbits of information that I'm gathering from the "official site" as well as fansites, there seems to be a plethora of variety for everyone. I'm sincerely looking forward to Aion's release, and it looks like it's got that extra "something" to it. I'm not going to go into the details of the storyline, which can easily be found if you're not intoxicated. Some interesting tidbits that made me go, "That looks pretty dang good!"... At this point and time, it seems that there are two playable races which have their own, unique look as well as their respective abilities. Eventually, each race will be able to get their wings (one looks feathery/angelic while the other race possesses dark/batlike wings), hence they'll have the ability to blinkin' fly. At this time, this means that a player who wishes to do so can fight someone else in aerial combat; furthermore, a player will have the ability to kick some arse on targets that are on the ground, PvP or PvE. I believe the player has a limited flight time, and from what I can gather, there are ways to increase this ability. Granted, this has been done in other games, and I totally recognize and concede to that, but I think the overall package, i.e. the graphics and music gives Aion that extra "oomph". From the looks of it, the game has an overall fantasy flavor to it; however, there may be elements of sci-fi thrown in there as well. Speaking for myself, I'm not really a big fan of "leveling up", and who knows, perhaps there is a form of Skill type system; however, Korea is currently in closed beta at this time so they'll have first-hand knowledge of the mechanics of Aion. The classes seem pretty nice. I saw a Summoner type class, and from the looks of it, not only can the player control their pets, the pets also "grow" as well. The quests look really interesting, with a dash of cutscenes to help the storyline/action move along nicely. I'm only scratching the surface because there are other things like raids, players affecting the server through their actions, tailoring, cooking, PvP, PvE, etc... If anyone has any thoughts or comments, I'd love to hear from you! Thank you in advance.