Why is it that I am not able to link my existing Tribes:Ascend account to my Aeria account? I've been playing this game for awhile through the Steam client and I don't see why I can't link it to both Steam and Aeria. BTW, Steam allowed existing players to link their accounts when they released it. I have no problem running both clients in the background. It seems counter-intuitive to alienate existing players if the goal is to get more people to use Ignite. This seems like a lose-lose situation to me, unless the goal is to get people to ditch the Steam client. Fat chance that will happen.
Everything has to be unlocked with XP points or Gold (Cash), including 6 of the 9 classes and pretty much any weapon/item worth using. It really isn't worth my time to create a new account just to use it with Aeria. Now that the promotion is over, is it even worth using Aeria if it's available both on Steam and directly through Hi-Rez?
That being said, this is one of the best FPS games out right now and it's FREE!