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Posted: Feb 14th 2011 11:23AM Space Cobra said

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Now all we need with these videos is the Benny Hill "Yackety Saxophone"!

Really, why they speed up the action? Have yet to Beta, but it looks suspicious...

Posted: Feb 14th 2011 12:51PM RizzRustbolt said

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@Space Cobra They sped it up because the fights with those bigguns can stretch out for 30 minutes or longer.
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Posted: Feb 14th 2011 12:57PM (Unverified) said

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@Space Cobra
This would be amusing with that classic Benny Hill music applied!
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Posted: Feb 14th 2011 1:20PM Utakata said

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@Space Cobra

*Pats hand repeatedly on Space Cobra's balding scalp.*
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Posted: Feb 14th 2011 3:59PM Bartlebe said

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@Utakata

I actually went back and watched the trailer again with it muted, playing Yackety Saxophone in the background.

Pretty fitting.
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Posted: Feb 14th 2011 11:27AM BigAndShiny said

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Im not sure the ingame graphics are good enough to make an epic trailer. Even though rifts are fun, the way they are depicted isn't like "OMG i want to play this NOW"

Posted: Feb 14th 2011 11:53AM Stuxatte said

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@BigAndShiny

I think the graphics are quite good, if you set them to Ultra and have a machine that can sustain 30+ FPS during a big invasion. It looks like they lowered the render quality for this trailer though, didn't see character or environment shadows. And, like Space Cobra said, speeding the action up doesn't help too much either, from a presentation perspective.
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Posted: Feb 14th 2011 4:19PM sortius said

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@Stuxatte I don't think this is a trailer to sell the graphics, it's more to sell the epic size of the invasions.

Having been involved in some pretty big invasions in the beta, well, I can assure you that they don't take the 58 seconds of the video - as has been stated, 30+ mins for the big guys to go down. If you really want a 4hr trailer, I'm sure Trion can explain why they won't be doing one.
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Posted: Feb 14th 2011 4:45PM Stuxatte said

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@sortius

Sure, I was just responding to BigAndShiny's comment about the graphics and how this trailer doesn't showcase them.

I've also been in the Beta and seen the rifts / invasions. Speeding up the video is one way of showing how long they take, although it's still hard for the uninitiated to gauge that from this trailer. Anyway, I don't mean to sound like I'm harshing on Trion. Criticism is a form of love!
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Posted: Feb 14th 2011 11:40AM ImperialPanda said

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Haven't played the game, but at least they're doing the marketing part right. I see fking rift everywhere (online).

Posted: Feb 15th 2011 6:20PM Abriael said

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@ImperialPanda I'm not sure if this video classifies as "doing marketing right".
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Posted: Feb 14th 2011 11:47AM Aleforge said

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Yes I agree very weird video. I could make a better cinematic using in game Rift footage and I don't know what the heck I am doing. =P

Been playing in Beta for months, I have to say the game is quickly loosing its momentum for me. Its gone from a must play to a distraction.

Posted: Feb 14th 2011 5:13PM JoolaPrime said

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@Aleforge The trap of beta. If you'd been playing for months with the game already released you'd be well into the end game experience...and probably not bored.
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Posted: Feb 14th 2011 11:52AM Haldurson said

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I HAVE been in beta. I have to say that while the game is great fun, this video isn't very good (yes, it is very Benny Hill-ish (The opening cinematic when you launch the game isn't very good either -- hopefully it will change in time for launch, but who knows).. I have seen some decent fan-made videos from the beta --
Here's a Guardian side one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tevzEc6IBaE

And here's a Defiant side one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X216okYx1wM


Don't judge the whole game based on this video -- at least try out the beta before you decide if its for you.

Posted: Feb 14th 2011 12:30PM KappoRDM said

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@Haldurson

Excellent videos. They give a nice glimpse of how actual gameplay in Rift feels. I was skeptical going into Rift Beta after being utterly disappointed by so many mmos. I have been pleasantly surprised with the game thus far. I look forward to playing Rift, hopefully for a long time.
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Posted: Feb 14th 2011 1:01PM Liltawen said

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@Haldurson
These are some great videos.I guess Trion wanted to show lots of people running about.-They should use these instead.
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Posted: Feb 14th 2011 12:12PM Wyswig said

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Yes i was surprised at this video also. Does not seem like the normal Trion that I'm familiar with.

The game is great and I can't wait for the early access. Here is a great fan video I found also:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCYd5iE4YRk

Posted: Feb 14th 2011 12:14PM (Unverified) said

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That wasn't the best vid I've seen for Rift. However, they did increase the invasions last beta to such a scale it was epic. Open beta tomorrow will tell if this was stress testing or if this will be the norm.

I really have enjoyed this game.

Going through Rift withdrawals! 1 more day!

Posted: Feb 14th 2011 12:14PM DeepSleeper said

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It's called time lapse, guys. It's to show you how long things take.

Posted: Feb 14th 2011 12:16PM BGExorcist said

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This is... Rift? Does Leonidas know?

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