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Posted: Feb 23rd 2011 3:16PM mifuneseven said

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But the one question we need answered is what server will the Massively guild be starting on (You know there will be one!)?

Posted: Feb 23rd 2011 4:07PM Wild Colors said

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@mifuneseven

Defiant on Wolfsbane.

I mean, really, how can you turn down a server named Wolfsbane?
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Posted: Feb 23rd 2011 3:17PM BigAndShiny said

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Even though i will be playing i'll just be making my guy for an hour, saving my name, and logging off.
Either too many players online, not enough servers, server crashes or just other problems that i can't be asked to deal with. I know Rift is polished, but im telling you it will still have issues tomorrow.

Posted: Feb 23rd 2011 3:17PM BigAndShiny said

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I'll be on Blightweald fyi.
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Posted: Feb 23rd 2011 3:30PM Space Cobra said

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I just started playing on the last weekend of Beta...

...and I am STILL confused! ;P

Posted: Feb 23rd 2011 3:47PM Nibbana said

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Yes. We need a Massively guild in RIFT. I'm in the head start tomorrow....and I don't know what server to join. I prefer pvp servers, but I'm more interested in a great community than what type of server I'm on.

So what's the consensus? Which server will the Massively Mob settle on? And I assume we're playing Defiant. Natch.

Posted: Feb 23rd 2011 4:18PM Stuxatte said

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@Nibbana

Well, I know the Penny Arcade guys are going on Faeblight for one of their two choices, because it's RP-PVE and they think it'll be more mature. Might be cool to have a couple of game website communities on the same server.

I played on there as well during Beta, it seemed like a popular choice and most of the players were pretty nice. I'll probably roll there again, at least to start.
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Posted: Feb 23rd 2011 4:31PM Nibbana said

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@Stuxatte

I've never really tried an RP server, but I do like the idea of a more mature community than I saw on Lotham during the beta. I did some light RP in LOTRO, and like the idea of making my time in RIFT a real departure from my regular busy life.

Are the Penny Arcade folks starting a guild? If so, what's its name? And any further thoughts about a Massively guild, either on Faeblight or somewhere else?
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Posted: Feb 23rd 2011 5:34PM Nephilim said

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@Stuxatte

Oooh nice! My guild's gonna be on Faeblight as well. Should be fun running into them.
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Posted: Feb 23rd 2011 5:04PM (Unverified) said

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"As you stock up on Red Bull and Mountain Dew and fight off the shakes during your server queue wait"

BAH! I dont drink that SWILL! If I am going to stock up on anything it will be beer. SO I can relax and enjoy the game, not be some sugar caffiene loaded jumping jelly bean idiot with the shakes.

Posted: Feb 23rd 2011 5:08PM Miffy said

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I bought the game for beta and thought it played like every other MMO since WoW came out. At least pre WoW they all played differently, now WoW seems to have set this stale boring standard.

The first MMO I've bought and wont bother playing it at launch lol, just so tired of the format. The funny thing is the gameplay isn't even as good as WoW's and the story and art is so bland, WoW has Warcraft going for it at least.

If SWTOR plays like WoW then I bail on the genre. Loved Everquest Pre PoP and Luclin, loved SWG Pre CU, loved Planetside pre BFRs and Everquest 2 Pre turning into WoW. Loved DAOC pre Atlantis and UO pre Trammel and loved EVE Pre capital ships. Now though it's all turned into some WoW clone casual gaming bullshit...

People always say that WoW copied EQ and all that but those old days played nothing like what WoW did which turned it all into a quest and instance grind with no death pen. Even in EQ2 when it came out quests were special and really fun, then they added so much filler to try and compete and it was flooded with loads of meaningless grind crap. All of a sudden no one grouped and that whole dynamic was lost because everyone solo'd instead... that gave birth to a dead and anti social community.

Anyways on to Rift again..

The game sucks if you're tired of the WoW format.

Posted: Feb 23rd 2011 5:22PM KvanCetre said

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@Miffy
/Play World's Smallest Violin
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Posted: Feb 23rd 2011 5:23PM Nibbana said

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@Miffy

I loved your post before you wrote it.
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Posted: Feb 23rd 2011 5:52PM BGExorcist said

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@Nibbana
Why the bashing? The guy completely sums it up in the last sentence. I mean, be more objective people.
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Posted: Feb 23rd 2011 6:41PM Grendel said

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@Miffy Just what I think. I really wanted to love Rift, but sadly it's nothing special - IN MY OPINION!
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Posted: Feb 23rd 2011 6:43PM JoolaPrime said

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@BGExorcist

Except this article is really intended for people who are interested and like the game. There are more appropriate articles to bash the game in.
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Posted: Feb 23rd 2011 7:55PM exLupo said

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@Miffy

I have to agree. This game does suck if you're tired of the WoW format. As does WAR, Lotro, D&D, EQ, etc. It's stock-standard modern generic fantasy MMO. those calling it WoWHammer are dead on but is that really something to avoid?

Re the car analogy, it's very true. Rift, as highlighted by it's ultra-generic name, brings very little that is new. However, that's not a bad thing. What it rehashes, it does cleanly. The UI is solid as is the configuration tool. The Quest/PQ functions are fluid and well implemented. Turning War's PQs into a more generic yet more involving game component by way of the Rift system does make the world more engaging. It's not truly dynamic but, as we've seen in WoW and EQ, world changing invasion events are fun. I could go on but this is already creeping up on the start of a wall-of-text.

Imo, Rift is a solid entry in the generic fantasy mmo genre. If you're tired of your current GFM but not the genre in general, Rift will give you something that is comfortably familiar while still changing the pace enough to keep your interest. If you want something truly different, there's always Rez. From MMOs to shooters, 1pv/3pv games all play to the same psychological identity trigger. It's just the action/plot sliders and flavor text/graphics that are different.
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Posted: Feb 24th 2011 9:59AM AlienFanatic said

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@JoolaPrime

Why stake out a particular thread and claim it as only "belonging" to those that are enthusiastic about the game? Folks become alarmed when dissent rears its ugly head? While many will like RIFT, I'm sure, others are entitled to their opinion and at least Miffy offered his opinions with a minimum of memes, profanity, and unfounded hyperbole.
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Posted: Feb 27th 2011 11:23PM placebonation said

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Posted: Feb 23rd 2011 5:58PM Steinauf68 said

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What I haven't been able to figure out is why you have class trainers? You get to train your abilities when you level, so what do you get by paying extra coin?

I think you get your new souls there after some level, but I'm talking about souls you already have.

Thanks!

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