Monday, November 16, 2009

Aion Machinima: Looking Back No More






It's finally ready - my first and quite probably last Aion machinima. My gametime ran out last week and I have no plans of buying more for now.

I still have hope for Aion, it kept me playing the longest time of all 'new' MMO's I tried. The upcoming patches promise to bring easier leveling, but that's not enough to bring me back.

Free tip for MMO developers: to defeat WoW, create something new. Do not copypasta the classes as they are in their archetypes. I want to replace WoW with something that feels refreshing and has new ideas and innovations. Machinima functionality would be a huge plus, but that's not necessary.

I will still be following Aion on how it develops. I'll even make that Aion machinima tutorial, but now I just don't have the time for that.

As for this video, making it was fun! I leaned a couple of new After Effects and Photoshop tricks which is always a plus.

Spread the word about this machinima, I hope it inspires other people to try their machinimation skills on Aion!

11 Comments:

At November 16, 2009 at 10:12 PM , Blogger Bell said...

Stunning, as always. It's sad that Aion has had so many problems; it looks like a beautiful game.

 
At November 17, 2009 at 12:41 AM , Blogger nono said...

looks good!

and nice music!

but on the download at megaupload i get download not available :(

keep up the good work!

 
At November 17, 2009 at 12:42 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you going back to WoW now?

 
At November 17, 2009 at 1:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow is boring

 
At November 17, 2009 at 3:25 PM , Blogger .mindseas said...

Sorry to say but aside from the keen visual sense you've always displayed in your works, this didn't work for me.

It's the sum of "more of the same" added to the rather boring and yet ironic song. Looking back no more and still doing the same thing over and over again - wanting to fly but ending up slowing the fall.

A bit like:
Aion :- Mä lennin.
WoW :- Ei, sä putusit.

Only on a different level (say in the range of 14-16 or so).

On another topic; Aion characters seem to be supermodels if the hourglass is anything to go by...or is that just your taste for tissit here? =]

 
At November 17, 2009 at 4:06 PM , Blogger BaronSoosdon said...

.mindseas: You said it, a good way to describe Aion is "More of the same".

Done with levels 1-10? Sure, go to the next set of levels and do the same types of quests once again.. regardless of faction!

The models of both males and females are well made, but from a a machinima point of view - they need more animations. Especially animations which you can do while walking or running, now all interaction has to be done while standing.

The 715517 is very strong in this one..

 
At November 17, 2009 at 9:38 PM , Blogger .mindseas said...

70D3LL4K1N.

Reading what I blurted out earlier, I noticed I may've been a bit too obscure in what I said.

It was actually a bit of a coincidence my comment fit so well in what you think of the game. In retrospect I can see why though.

The original comment was directed at both Teh Pr0duck(t) and the material it is derived from, in equal share to be fair.

So if you want it put in a constructive way; you stayed true to the source material but put your own spin on it - even without the überdeck.

Either way, the 4C wasn't strong in this one, even if the chest was bountiful.

 
At November 21, 2009 at 12:48 PM , Anonymous corben said...

Nice music ^^

That one character looks like Alyx Vance of HL2 :)

A little criticism:
There is nothing wrong with this Aion movie, but i was wondering about the lack of effects o_O

I couldn´t believe my eyes as i watched your NoPoint or Bomfunk MC´s music movie. Maybe you haven´t the time for those, i don´t know.

I guess everyone who watched your movies before Aion knows of your skills in Vegas, After Effects and PS and so i personally expect brilliant work in major films from you. Especially from you :)

Keep on !!!

 
At November 22, 2009 at 9:52 PM , Blogger AION []Fr[] said...

Aion Machinima complain about no visualisation of the model possible and I approv his comment, now a mmo should be cuztomizable and the 3d modelling caracthere should be open to everyone like they do in WOW I mention WoW because the high reason of his succes ITS THE possibility to let the player do what they want with the world to gave them tool to be able to creathe their own good point of view of your game your are tatally missing the point is you gave us a game and we choose how do its turn to be, and actually we are missing toool to get part of the Atreyi world. The no good movie as mechina do that will be possible since there basically no way to made a movie of and adventure in Aion, there is a way but it will turn without no emotion at all those video will be like aionmovie.com host DULL , POOR in quality, no truly reason tolisten to them. Made the modelling open and UI customization possible! This is one of the most important thing in a game like a MMMO to be able to personnalyze OVER the caracthere, but my own garden my interface.

 
At November 23, 2009 at 7:36 PM , Blogger steveg17 said...

Amazing work, you've got another fan here now.

 
At January 15, 2010 at 11:49 AM , Blogger Daisy said...

Ez a klip annyira jó, hogy elsírtam magam rajta, olyan hatással volt rám! A zene és a kép tökéletesen passzolt!
Perfekt!

 

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