At work today Devon told me he got into the open beta for Aion and let me watch him play during lunch. It looks very awesome. Then Chad called me up tonight and told me he got us some open beta keys... I had been planning on holding off until release, but I caved. This game is amazing. I’ve been dying for an MMO to play since WoW, but was just burnt out on WoW itself. I tried Champions Online, and it was fun for a bit but didn’t have enough content. It was too casual an MMO for me, I wanted something a bit more involved. Aion is similar to WoW in all the right ways, and different enough to be its own game, with a gorgeous world to explore and a lot of depth and balance. Goodbye life.