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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 12:48PM Carolina said

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What a shame they didn't show off tanking.

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 12:53PM Aenedor said

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I like my Ranger/Bard/Riftstalker was fast levelling 1-50, now I am trialling Bard/Assasin/Riftstalker for level 50 instances.

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 1:00PM Sharuk said

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Leveling a Rogue right now, and it is so much fun. Love going from leveling as melee DPS to a Ranger with a pet with a click of a button.

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 1:06PM winterborn said

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You do not get to create your own class, they need to lay off the false advertising already.

You can spec your standard class just like you can in most other MMO's.

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 1:12PM artsemis said

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@winterborn How's WoW going for you?
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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 1:39PM Sephirah said

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@artsemis

He's probably waiting for the new exciting content of the next patch: recycled ZA and ZG!
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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 2:03PM aurickle said

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@winterborn
When was the last time your other MMO's had talents allowing rogues to be tanks? Or healers? Or talents allowing mages to be healers?

Those are just a few examples. In Rift you can totally alter your class by using different souls and putting different amounts of points into each. A Chloromancer/Archon/Dominator and an Elementalist/Pyromancer/Stormcaller are both mages. Yet they don't share a single spell in common and they play 100% different. If that's not building your own class, I don't know what is.

Stop looking at the callings as classes. They're not. They're archetypes.
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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 2:08PM Utakata said

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@Sephirah

Lol! Now, now, now...be nice. :)
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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 10:22PM Rialle said

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@winterborn

I would actually agree that from a technical point of view you are definitely not "creating your own class." Does it offer you more flexibility with a single toon than most theme park games, however? I'd say it does.
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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 1:11PM Liltawen said

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I'm doing a Blade Dancer/Rift Stalker/Bard right now. great fun
Tanks would be a different video.

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 1:34PM Lenn said

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@Liltawen Same here. Amazingly resilient combo. Dps, tanking and healing, all in one fun package.
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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 1:37PM Irem said

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Pretty cool video (especially the music). I like the way they're doing follow-up advertising and showing off their system like this. It's very smart.

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 1:43PM BigAndShiny said

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Rift just feels like it has no soul to me. I played a lot for a month then realised I had never read quest text ONCE.
Sure, the game may have good combat, but a real mmo has an awesome world with hundreds of little interesting stories, not the most borifying quests ever. When i first played it i thought it was the future, now i can't be asked to play it and it just feels like more of the same.:P

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 2:34PM (Unverified) said

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@BigAndShiny Wait... you said it had no soul and needed more storyline and bits going on, yet you admit to not reading the quest text even once? That's like saying you didn't like the food at a restaurant after realizing you had never even bothered eating there. Rift has plenty going on, good lore and a great story for those who can be bothered with silly things like reading and exploring.
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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 2:39PM Saker said

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@BigAndShiny
Have to agree. It needs some systems that actually give some feeling of individual immersion. Like a good, real crafting system, maybe appearance slots, customizable player housing.
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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 2:39PM winterborn said

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Heh lots fanboy kids today : )

Hmm lets see.........Never played WoW but in EQ2 you could tank on a Brigand (scout) and you could melee DPS with a healer (Warden/Inq) so yup nothing new there.

There are still armor and weapon restrictions to the basic holy trinity classes and there are still specific roles to them. So NO you do not get to create your own class, you get to customize a class like you do in most MMO's.

But I am waiting for the next MMO that does not recycle as much as Rift-off did and if they do I hope they dont lie about it in advertising.

Next gen huh.

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 3:21PM meanieme said

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Cool, rabid rift fanboys again.
Your game's dying, deal with it.
You can go to either of the sites that track Rift server population and see the decline and that's even with Trion trying to prop it up with free weekends.

http://www.riftstatus.net/shards/na
http://riftideas.com/shardwatch/

Offering free trial weekends a month after release.
Server populations dying off a month after release.
People screaming for server mergers on the forums a month after release.

Rift is the Warhammer Online of 2011.

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 3:58PM (Unverified) said

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@meanieme

Most people replying are stating how much they are enjoying their class and playing the game. Personally I like both my Assassin and Marksman builds. ALL games are dying if you only pay attention to the forums. Quit being such a meanie Meanieme! I'm sorry you lost your friends to Rift otherwise I can see no reason why you pay attention to the Rift shard status or even post replies to a Rift article.
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Posted: Apr 14th 2011 10:17AM Gaugamela said

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@meanieme

http://www.xfire.com/games/wow/World_of_Warcraft/

WoW yesterday fell of the first place in the Xfire rankings. Worry about it before trolling Rift.
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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 3:32PM Haldurson said

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I played a Bard/Ranger/Nightblade in beta and it was incredibly fun. It definitely can be a very flexible build, as it's both decent at soloing, and always welcome in dungeon groups and raids for support.

I healed in DSM on my cleric last night, but I wouldn't have been successful if not for a bard in our group. When he switched to DPS for a boss fight, we had a wipe -- he switched back to support, and everything went so much better. Never underestimate the value of a good bard.

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