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Posted: Jan 27th 2011 1:17PM dudemanjac said

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Wee!!!

Posted: Jan 27th 2011 1:20PM Alchemda said

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I liked it. Made me all giddy inside.

Posted: Jan 27th 2011 1:21PM Super Nerd said

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Excellent trailer! =D

Posted: Jan 27th 2011 1:21PM Sireangelus said

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Shiiiny. I just started playing the Beta 5 event and I'm having a blast with it.

I had avoided the temptation of getting to in to this game earlier but since I started playing the beta I'm seriously considering pre-ordering it.

Posted: Jan 27th 2011 2:02PM nomoredroids said

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@Sireangelus

Same. I'd finally started giving up on MMOs, too. RIFT makes this hobby fun again.
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Posted: Jan 27th 2011 1:24PM epilepticemu said

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Game is a lot of fun so far! Performance specs are slightly too high for my liking, though. I have to play with it on lowest settings (admittedly on a laptop), and while it plays pretty well then, my spell effects are pretty nonexistent.

Posted: Jan 27th 2011 1:39PM MMOaddict said

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Now that's much better than the current intro the game plays when you enter the game. Good stuff.

Posted: Jan 27th 2011 1:48PM Dril said

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@MMOaddict

This. The current opening cinematic is an abomination.
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Posted: Jan 27th 2011 1:49PM zorovriend said

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This trailer makes me want to pre order after all, very impressive.

Posted: Jan 27th 2011 2:06PM Keen and Graev said

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@zorovriend The Trion marketing department is squealing with joy right now.
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Posted: Jan 27th 2011 2:02PM Scott Ossington said

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This is stupid. Good? prevails, Evil? is vanquished. Why is it that the "good guys" always win in these trailers. Makes me want to go punch a priest.

Posted: Jan 27th 2011 2:33PM Haldurson said

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@Scott Ossington
Defiants are not "evil", and Guardians are not "good". The differences between them are not a moral one.

Essentially, Guardians follow the Gods, who abhor technology. It's more of a Technology is evil vs. Technology will save us. The Defiants see Guardians as mere lackeys or slaves to "Gods" that will lead the world to its doom. The Guardians see Defiants as infidels/blasphemers. Neither is more 'moral' than the other.
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Posted: Jan 27th 2011 3:54PM Vestas said

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@Haldurson Agreed the lore plays heavily on the concepts between faith and pre-destiny. Both sides present themselves as the "moral" and correct choice, both sides have committed atrocities on the other and both sides blame the other for the state of things. Much of the lore is actually excellently themed in that regard.

Most people think Guardians are good because of their name, religious overtones and the fact that they are colored "whitish blue". Whereas Defiant has a name that sounds "bad" and is colored red. If you play Defiants though, you learn pretty quickly that the guardians failed in many capacities and are so blinded by their faith they believe they can do no wrong.
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Posted: Jan 27th 2011 5:30PM Gaugamela said

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@Scott Ossington

The game isn't good versus evil nor triies to be. It's religion vs science.
:)
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Posted: Jan 30th 2011 10:34AM zorovriend said

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@Haldurson Well i know what i'm gonna pick, Defiants.
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Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 12:07AM eyeball2452 said

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@Vestas

Sounds like the Star Wars story ... Guardians = Jedi?

Good trailer, but the characters are pretty generic and flat. The art style reminds me of many other MMOs and dungeon crawlers. The first 30 seconds reminded me more of Diablo than a new IP.

It is hard to judge a game from previews and trailers though, so I did grab a beta key from Massively to check out some of the game play. We'll see, the Rift developers have set some very high expectations.
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Posted: Jan 27th 2011 2:11PM bobfish said

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That trailer proves two things...

1) Rogues are over powered and need nerfing

2) Guardians are deceitful, zealots that are trying to destroy the world by opening rifts!

Posted: Jan 27th 2011 2:17PM Dayron said

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@bobfish and that defiants are gankers(?). Just got gank from 7-10 defiants in my own side of the map.

Marksman soul from the rogue class has some pretty hardcore skills.
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Posted: Jan 27th 2011 2:12PM BigAndShiny said

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Needed more 'feeling' and better envorinments. Barren black wasteland, good vs evil wow.

Posted: Jan 27th 2011 2:20PM Dayron said

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@BigAndShiny is not good vs evil, both side are fighting against the rifs, but they have different's points of view on how to do it and "issues" against each other.
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