Tour Aion's Lovely Ishlagen Zone

At this point I am relatively sure NCsoft just enjoys teasing North American and European online role-playing game fans, releasing another clip of a place we won't soon be able to go in Aion.

Until we have a solid date on when we'll be able to step foot in the lovely places displayed in videos for zones like Poeta, Atlgard, and now this one for the island of Ishalgen, all these clips amount to is painful teasing. NCsoft has fans among acquaintances of mine who have been foaming at the month for this game for a year, and they don't really need the extra foam.


Maybe a little sprinkle of cinnamon, but definitely no extra foam.


The island of Ishalgen is a fragment of Asmodae, slowly being pulled apart by several warring factions. The Ulgorn Bandits have established themselves quite comfortably within the Aldelle Village, claiming both the breathtaking Lake Tunapre as well as the mysterious Munihele Forest as their own. Tensions run high within the Odella Plantation, where the fierce Gray Mane Mau have enslaved the Dundun Skurvs to cultivate Odella. Suspicious by nature, the Ulgorn Bandits have found themselves with even more to worry about, as a strange ship carrying unfamiliar faces has recently shown up along the Anturoon Coast. The Ishalgen Prison Camp with its seething hordes of undead remains one of the few uncontested regions of the island, although it is rumored to harbor a powerful secret.


Constant teasing is a bad sign for me, in my opinion. It just means they are trying to overhype and draw attention away from what they think might be a disappointing product.