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Posted: Mar 8th 2011 4:12PM DarthDie said

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Hah, I love the movie reference in the title.

Posted: Mar 8th 2011 4:47PM Gaugamela said

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@DarthDie
+1 for reminding me of that movie. :)
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Posted: Mar 8th 2011 4:25PM The Wicker Man said

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Plenty of vultures out here. Pick your bones clean before dawn.

Posted: Mar 8th 2011 4:46PM chum said

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As an explorer, I've really been enjoying the atmosphere of some spots in the game. Just wandered down into Harrow Crypt for the first time and was blown away by the combination of fog, candles, and swaying lanterns in particular. Looking forward to seeing the spot in your screenie.

Posted: Mar 8th 2011 4:59PM Tristik said

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What's really fun is jumping off the balcony at the top of that giant tree with the house on it. Just make sure you land in the water. ;)

Posted: Mar 8th 2011 5:10PM The Minn said

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I saw that movie on acid, when i was like 18....never did acid again...

Posted: Mar 9th 2011 7:00AM Zuljundwumn said

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Rift has some amazing zones, but some others are totally insipid. Yesterday i kinda spent my time exploring and I wad really dispointed with the 25-40 zones, all rocky, barren maps. Like the pvp maps, which are devoid of any buildings...
I think it's the only thing about this game I dislike though.

Posted: Mar 10th 2011 2:02PM Valdamar said

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Gloamwood Pines is a really nice town - just don't try entering it when you feel like howling at the moon :p

Although I prefer the Defiant faction - and am playing Defiant currently - it's a shame that the Guardians get such better outposts in their first two zones (Silverwood/Gloamwood) than the Defiants get in theirs - Freemarch has NO Portalarium town like the Guardians have with Argent Glade in Silverwood (though the next patch is apparently adding a Portalarium to Knight's Stand near Smith's Haven, which has no facilities whatsoever except the Knight with the cheese quest/achievement - although being able to teleport to near Denegar's Stand will be useful) - Granite Falls in Stonefield is decent enough, but not as atmospheric as Gloamwood Pines... actually that goes for all of Stonefield when compared to Gloamwood.

It also makes handing in crafting dailies a lot more annoying for Defiants for the first two crafting tiers, having to ride out to King's Reach and all the way across Freemarch to Denegar's Stand every day, when Guardians can just portal to Argent Glade and walk a short distance to the adjacent Quicksilver College.

Also the Guardians have much better crafting facilities in their first zone, Silverwood, as they are all concentrated in Argent Glade in the same area, while newbie crafters in Freemarch have to run between King's Reach and Kelari Refuge, because the Forge and the Weaponsmith/Armoursmith/Mining trainers are at the former and everything else is at the latter - it's not a problem once you've reached Meridian (where all crafting facilities are in the same room), but for newbies it can be annoying - especially if you're a Weaponsmith or Artificer that needs to work in both wood and metal, or an Armoursmith that needs to work in both metal and leather/cloth.

But getting a mechanical horse as a mount, being able to play as a Bahmi, and having a much more epic looking city, makes going Defiant totally worth it, imho ;)

Posted: Mar 19th 2011 1:34PM Evi said

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@Valdamar A portal has been added to Freemarch, just outside of Smith's Haven.
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Posted: Mar 21st 2011 10:18AM Valdamar said

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@Evi
Yes, it was added the day after I made the comment here.
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Posted: May 19th 2011 11:03AM Angelsrest said

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Please oh please for the love of questing add a forge in Gloamwood! PLEASE? I am seriously begging here. I cannot afford to port all the way back to Sanctum every time I want to smelt some ore so please add that forge for me. Thanks :)

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