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Posted: Jan 21st 2011 5:10PM Lobotomist said

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Shame. Such potential wasted

Posted: Jan 21st 2011 5:22PM (Unverified) said

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@Lobotomist

Kinda like your life Lobo, right?




Lmao......Not that you had much potential to begin with, right troll?
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Posted: Jan 21st 2011 5:10PM Stuxatte said

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"Players are the most dangerous game..." "pffffbwahahaha!"

Love it. ;)

Posted: Jan 21st 2011 6:04PM RizzRustbolt said

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@Stuxatte: I will give him... such a smack.

;P
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2011 4:15AM meanieme said

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@Stuxatte

Here is a thread full of VIP beta keys, each with 25 uses to them:

http://forums.riftgame.com/showthread.php?31127-Dont-Know-What-To-Do-With-Your-25-Beta-Key
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Posted: Jan 21st 2011 5:23PM (Unverified) said

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As far as the video, this has been out for awhile now....Nothing NEW about it...

/shrug

Posted: Jan 21st 2011 5:23PM Alchemda said

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One thing they dont mention is Guardian vs Defiant open world PVP. Taking over the other factions quest hub upgrading the ward stone and then almost advancing into their territory. With the "planes" as the 3rd faction it will even things out.. Will be super fun

Posted: Jan 21st 2011 5:54PM Joshua Przygocki said

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@Alchemda

That will still exist of PvE servers right? Just without the ability to kill the players.
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Posted: Jan 24th 2011 5:19PM JoolaPrime said

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@Joshua Przygocki You'll still the ability to kill the opposing faction but it'll be optional...ie you'll need to flag yourself for PvP or attack someone who is already flagged.

Otherwise the NPC factions taking over your town/quest is still in the game..

..and its a great thing to expereince
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Posted: Jan 21st 2011 5:32PM Dril said

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I don't give a toss. I'm heartily sick of PvP fanboys infesting each and every pre-release forum and asking for a full-on world PvP experience.

DARKFALL ALREADY EXISTS.

If I wanted to play, you know, actual skill-based PvP I'd go fire up TF2/COD/BFBC2.



Posted: Jan 21st 2011 5:51PM Wensbane said

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@Dril

You may be tired of them, but I am sure they are equally tired of you, and your lack of consideration for the opinions of others.

As for me, I've always been a fan of games that try to blur the lines between PvE and PvP, and RIFT seems to be doing just that.

"Battlegrounds" with PvE quests and active NPC factions in them? All for it. Open world PvP with the AI acting as a third (and fourth, and fifth...) faction? Even better!

This game seems to be taking all of the little things I loved about Tabula Rasa and improving them. Because Bane invasions were great, yes, but this... this just has epic written all over it.
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Posted: Jan 21st 2011 5:33PM Valentina said

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Cute. Everything about it is cute.

Posted: Jan 21st 2011 6:37PM Nezix said

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@Valentina
That's certainly an interesting way of putting it.
Not often I hear the word "cute" accompanied with PvP.
This has made me look at PvP completely differently!
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2011 2:30AM Stringer said

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@Nezix

I tend to think cute when I hear the term PvPony. I guess it's the same as carebear, but I think ponies are cuter.
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Posted: Jan 21st 2011 5:52PM Distaste said

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It should also be mentioned that this game currently isn't being balanced for PvP so the % bonuses/buffs/abilities will quickly add up to 1 hit kills. There are already classes at 27 that can 1 hit kill certain classes.

So they can add anything they want but unless they start balancing PvP it won't be enjoyable for most. Think of the BW era of WAR or the WE era after BW were finally nerfed. A lot of people quit or rerolled based on how stupidly OP those classes were left by the devs.

There is a rumor based on supposedly leaked alpha patch notes that they are finally balancing some of the PvP, but until it is seen I can only judge the game based on it's current form. Even if it is just a few changes it will at least send the message to the community that they are willing to balance based on PvP, which is good.

Posted: Jan 21st 2011 6:19PM Gaugamela said

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"Players are the most dangerous game" Loved when he laughed his ass off after spouting that hype phrase.

Posted: Jan 21st 2011 6:33PM Jade Effect said

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Is this like Aion where the enemy faction over-levelled and over-geared twinks can sneak over and beat the stuffing out of players trying to quest? If so, then I'll pass on Rift. Tired of all that ganking rubbish while just trying to relax and whack a few mobs.

Posted: Jan 21st 2011 7:17PM sortius said

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@Jade Effect If you don't want to get griefed or ganked, don't roll on a PvP server. Pretty simple.

When cata was released there was so much QQ about getting ganked by 85s in Hyjal or Vasjh, most of the responses were "Go to a PvE server". I'd hate to think what these players would do in Eve... hide in station maybe.

The PvP is pretty unbalanced at the moment (Melee cleric = win), but there's great potential for open & BG PvP.
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Posted: Jan 23rd 2011 11:04PM milK said

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@Jade Effect

I was wondering the same thing. But I guess having both PvP and PvE servers kind of awnswered that question. I hated how even as a 40+ you could get ganked by lvl 36s in Aion, in fact it annoyed me (and many with me) so much that I quit the game for that reason.

That said, I hope there is some kind of PvP flag system, or something along those lines. Like in WoW.
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Posted: Jan 21st 2011 6:47PM winterborn said

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Well its a choice but there is very good reason why most MMO players dont like PVP and the a large portion of its player base. I cant remember a single mmo that mixed PVE and PVP with positive results other than DAOC for a short time.

I will pass since it will be a gankfest.

Most true competitive players PVP in FPS games anyways, MMO PVP is just kids griefing.



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