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Posted: Mar 24th 2011 12:35PM Daemodand said

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Massively only posts articles on Rift on days ending in "y".

Posted: Mar 24th 2011 1:09PM Jef Reahard said

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@Daemodand

As long as folks keep clicking and posting comments, we'll keep writing about it. That's kind of how this whole thing works.
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Posted: Mar 24th 2011 1:25PM Utakata said

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@Daemodand

Not to mention RIFT is hot property right now. First game in awhile to be released without Bill Roper sized issues that's getting a lot of attention. Thus this game seems like a breath of fresh air to many. Why would Massively not be writing about it frequently?

...so put a sock in it.
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Posted: Mar 24th 2011 1:37PM Clemalum07 said

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@Jef Reahard

Writing about popular titles in the MMO genre is no way to run this place!
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Posted: Mar 24th 2011 12:47PM (Unverified) said

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hmmm I wonder if they have some sort of discrimation with the letter, Z, or even W?

Posted: Mar 24th 2011 12:49PM Aberhams said

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thats smart marketing, having a huge event the same week most of the subs that started on launch day are set to expire. good plan for fighting the dreaded month2 drop. I expect there will still be a good number of people walking away without subbing past month1, but well timed events like this should help soften the blow.

Posted: Mar 24th 2011 1:34PM Utakata said

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@Puremallace

...juxt opposed to that recently realeased hero MMO by SOE whose name I will not mention ("does the shifty eye thingy"), which drops holiday quirks on their updates after the holiday question is long over on a game that essentially bare minimun at best. I doubt that's going to help keep needed player retention. Just saying.
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Posted: Mar 24th 2011 2:17PM Dblade said

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@Puremallace problem is that once you do a live event, it's history. It's a lot of effort for something that only exists for a short time. Chances are the 20 man raid will have more lasting impact.
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Posted: Mar 24th 2011 2:45PM Rayko said

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@Puremallace

Wrong... Asheron's Call did this over 11 years ago so did Matrix Online. This is a well polished game but none of these ideas are original, they are just arguably done better. I personally think that the game is in it's honeymoon phase is overrated. It is a decent game but I believe this is more of a desperate cling to anything that's halfway decent to finally quit wow situation for a lot of players than anything else.
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Posted: Mar 24th 2011 6:52PM ChaosInc said

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@Rayko
Yes, because every other game has had "original" ideas. I mean hey, just look at WoW's latest notes about "guild challenges". Completely original there, eh? Where else have I seen the PvP/Dungeon/World guild quests before? Hrm.... Oh wait....

;p

Nothing is new. Nothing is original. Sooner people realize this, the better things will get overall.
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Posted: Mar 25th 2011 12:03AM Rayko said

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@ChaosInc

First I don't even play WoW so I am not a wow fanboy. I am saying that a lot of people that think this game is the greatest thing ever are ex-wow players who were just looking for an excuse to leave WoW. Second, the nothing is new and original line is neither new nor original either. That sir is a facile argument.
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Posted: Mar 25th 2011 12:06AM Rayko said

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@ChaosInc

...and before you say " I didn't call you a fanboy." , it felt implied whether you said so or not hence my qualifier of me not being one.
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Posted: Mar 26th 2011 8:49AM BGExorcist said

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@Puremallace
When was a new MMO completely beaten in 3 weeks?
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Posted: Mar 24th 2011 12:49PM Nenene said

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RIFT is a good game, and the devs are very good with their community. I hope it does really well.

Posted: Mar 24th 2011 12:54PM Carolina said

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Sounds like fun!

And hey, not Massively's fault that the game has lots of news recently. And remember: they still don't have their own joystick website, maybe if the quantity of news/attention continues as this, they'll just get their own website with dedicated writers like WoW Insider? ;)

Posted: Mar 24th 2011 1:07PM Meurik said

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@Carolina Oooh... a RIFT Insider site. Not long now, i'd bet.
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Posted: Mar 24th 2011 12:57PM Clemalum07 said

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Im very close to buying Rift... I played the Demo and enjoyed it but right now SC2 takes most my time alone with Dragon Age 2.

Posted: Mar 24th 2011 1:19PM (Unverified) said

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rift is a very fun game, i was hesitant to try it, but now that i have, i love it.
i will be resubbing

Posted: Mar 24th 2011 1:21PM Aberhams said

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yup, gotta people people's attention! this is a good way to do it.

Posted: Mar 24th 2011 1:22PM Aberhams said

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@Aberhams thats not who i tried to reply to! sorry. massively comment system is wonky.

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