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Posted: Mar 9th 2011 9:40PM winterborn said

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Hopefully in 8 months the queue will be less than 2-6 hours long.

Good luck.

Posted: Mar 9th 2011 10:33PM Joshua Przygocki said

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@winterborn
I haven't had a queue since the first week of headstart...
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Posted: Mar 9th 2011 10:47PM The Minn said

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@winterborn troll. i play on Sunrest and I have not had a queue since day 2
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Posted: Mar 10th 2011 7:05AM augustgrace said

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@winterborn

I play on Faeblight at at peak hours I get at most a 35 minute queue.
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Posted: Mar 10th 2011 7:09AM Mendus said

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@The Minn I wouldn't call that trolling actually, the 2-6 hours might be a bit of an exaggeration but there are definitely queues, at least on my server (Cloudbourne EU), I sometimes wait up to an hour to get in at peak times.
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Posted: Mar 13th 2011 10:20PM theSkillfull1 said

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@winterborn
On Faemist, I've never had a queue.
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Posted: Mar 9th 2011 9:42PM mickjam said

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Isn't Mar-Aug just six months?

Posted: Mar 9th 2011 10:06PM Yellowdancer said

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I do like that player run events are getting this kind of pub. Go Rift! I'm enjoying the free month cause my girlfriend will make me stop playing soon. I'm so whipped.

Posted: Mar 9th 2011 10:34PM Drunken Irish Sniper said

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This game will be dead in 3.

Posted: Mar 9th 2011 10:54PM Ratham said

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Isnt this the same group that did Battle for Badlands in Warhammer?

Posted: Mar 10th 2011 1:06AM MrDiamondJ said

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@Ratham Yep, it's the same group. The Battle for Badlands events in WAR were awesome...highly-organized warbands and some epic Sunday night battle royales with 200+ people on each side.

Gaiscioch Family is no joke when it comes to running these types of events. Damn, almost makes me want to give Rift a try.
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Posted: Mar 10th 2011 3:53AM Fabius Bile said

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@Ratham yep, the same guild of zergers. someone should tell this guys that massive numbers will never make up for lack of skill
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Posted: Mar 10th 2011 1:31AM Khalus said

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And here, had I bought Rift my server of choice was Faeblight, but I still dunno if I should give into the hype during the launch month. Its pulling at me but I should try to hold out and see how it holds up. I tire of spending hard earned money on games that all but fail after a few short months...and while things do continue look good for Rift, the same happened with other titles in recent years as well.

Le sigh...

Posted: Mar 10th 2011 1:55AM Dranaerys said

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@Khalus Well, thats the beauty of an MMO, even if the game does fail after a few months, you'll hvae gotten more bang for your buck than any other game published nowadays. I mean most games publish with an average playthrough time of 10 hours, while if you get hooked on a good MMO (which rift by all means is) youll be getting easily 40h+ a month out of your purchase.

So either way you look at it, wether the game fails or not, if you like MMOs, Rift is a solid purchase and it will definitely be more fun to play the leveling game now than 6 months down the line.
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Posted: Mar 10th 2011 2:03AM Transientmind said

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@Khalus If you 'only' get three months' value out of it, it's still a bloody bargain compared to buying a book or going to see a movie.

Try this: Buy it and ASSUME you're only going to get 3 months value out of it. Factor it into your budget accordingly and if you get extra use out of it... well hey. Bonus.
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Posted: Mar 10th 2011 4:40AM Beau Hindman said

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@Dranaerys That's a great way to put it, Dran.

BEau
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Posted: Mar 10th 2011 4:42AM Gaugamela said

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@Khalus

If you buy the game and have fun NOW, why are you worried if you will be playing it in 3/4/6 months?

I bought and I am having a blast right now. Will it last? Probably not but I can't say that i wasted money because I am having fun and still have a truckload of stuff to do and see.
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Posted: Mar 10th 2011 6:58AM Khalus said

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@Dranaerys

Oh I understand. I wouldn't say in recent years, but rather the last decade I've stopped going out for food, {cause I can cook better and cheaper than most places}, or the theater {cause its only a $1 rental after its on DVD} or even buying too many games due to them being so short and not worth the price asked for them.

I suppose maybe I should stop looking at MMOs this generation as something that will entertain me for the next 2-3+ years as I did in the past with the likes of UO, EQ, DAoC, FFXI...etc And instead as you've all suggested, a game that will entertain me with immediate results for at least 1-3 months. Which in all intents and purpose is a great deal of time/entertainment wise for the price.

However, I'm currently playing Dragon Age II atm, though I doubt it'll take me long to complete it. I'm hearing 12-15hrs to as much at 40+ if you do every side quest, and I play games for as much story as possible.
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Posted: Mar 10th 2011 4:54AM BGExorcist said

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The game does not alow anything to be conquered, every enemy npc respawns in 30 sec. Playing pretend for 6 months? They can zerg the helpless defiants (at least on my server, absolute guardian supremacy) in a day.

Posted: Mar 10th 2011 5:07AM (Unverified) said

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@BGExorcist

It is called... wait for it... ROLEPLAY. AMG!
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