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Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 12:09AM eyeball2452 said

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@Jade Effect

I agree. The trailer was pretty generic and the art style reminded me a lot of Diablo.
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Posted: Jan 27th 2011 6:59PM Resurge said

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I'm glad the Guardians win the CG, maybe more people will roll them. Anything to fight the population imbalances is a good thing, and believe it or not, this will probably actually help.

Posted: Jan 27th 2011 7:00PM Dumac said

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Why does everybody hate on the guardians?

Posted: Jan 28th 2011 3:41AM Hockster said

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Nice trailer, but I'm finding the graphics of the game to be very underwhelming. Game play so far seems to be typical MMO, go kill these creatures, collect me these items. Same game, different name.

After the disaster that Aion is, faction based PvP has me fairly uninterested in Rift. I'll watch it for a while before buying it.

Posted: Jan 28th 2011 4:35AM (Unverified) said

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@Hockster

"Same game, different name."

There is no better way to sum up Rift in four words.
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Posted: Jan 28th 2011 4:03AM eLdritchZ said

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ooooooh shiny shiny trailer.

good stuff....

now, only one question remains:

Where can I get her shiny and stylish goggles? :D

Posted: Jan 28th 2011 4:05AM eLdritchZ said

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oh and I forgot to mention:

How awesome is it that they managed to include a "movie representation" of the role changing mechanic?? are they geniuses or what?

Posted: Jan 28th 2011 6:55AM axler said

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everyone hates the guardians, that is why you play them, more targets in pvp :)

no, why I play them is cause they got the dwarfs, defiants really need a dwarf class...something small anyhow.

also, whomever made the dwarf animations needs to be shot. have not tried the other races, but dwarfs animations suck...

Posted: Jan 28th 2011 12:44PM Magnux said

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Trailer looks good, and the game world looks cool in the game play trailers I have seen. And I dig the concept of Rifts and some of the people saying that they like the game and they are having a blast gives me hope. Will have to wait and see what the game provides when it comes out. I bought and started playing FFXIV and at this point am disappointed in it, so being leery of any new games that are coming out.

Posted: Jan 28th 2011 10:26PM Valdamar said

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Good cinematic.

Rifts are never that easy to close though - a single wave of 1 boss? - pfft, they had it easy!

The opening "animation" to the game itself is not as cinematic as this, but it does explain the ideologies of both sides perfectly, sets up the lore in the simplest possible terms, and I like the voicing for the Defiant as well (I think it's supposed to be Asha Catari) even though the Guardian sounds a bit too pompous with a bit too much stiff gravitas - even so it's stirring stuff even to a jaded old MMO cynic like me.

I wonder if it will sway anyone's character creation choice when they first boot up Rift - would you rather be chosen by the Gods or independently powerful as a result of your own genius? That's basically Guardian and Defiant, respectively.

Even though I prefer the look of the Guardian races to the Defiant ones (I like Dwarves, and much prefer Tolkien style elves without huge anime/WoW-like pixie ears), I am leaning heavily towards preferring Defiant side ideologically. Fortunately the Bahmi race are starting to grow on me - my Bahmi Mage hit L30 today and for the first time ever in an MMO I liked the look of a male character in a robe - admittedly because it looked more like a scalemail hauberk and my Bahmi looks more likely to throw a punch than a fireball :p

Posted: Jan 31st 2011 4:46AM NunyaBizness said

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So Jef, did you watch the whole trailer or only the first 15 seconds?

Posted: Feb 1st 2011 1:53PM (Unverified) said

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Wow, Pandora sure got violent after the events in Avatar :D

But on a more serious note... My interest has gone down steadily the more I actually see from this game.. and it wasn't all THAT high to begin with. >_< color me nonplussed.

Posted: Feb 1st 2011 5:04PM (Unverified) said

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Instead of playing Rift, get something different from WOW.

Like the Pandora Directive.

12 years old but so much better than "kill X and return" things to do.

"Grab the money and do it with the Xth copy with 5% of the resources.

WHAT DO THEY THINK WE ARE? Morons ???

No longer with this guy dudes.

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