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Posted: Aug 30th 2011 5:16PM (Unverified) said

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@Ren54 toughen up? does that mean raids in rift are as full of bugs as real65 said?

and for all your talk of new raids rift only has one more boss over WoW and that doesn't even matter if they are buggy, solo instances seem interesting, unless they are a walk on the park for some classes and pure hell for others, I'll wait to see them first before passing judgment on those.

the raiding model is the best place to lock the top end gear, other wise you have to make it far more of a grind to get it, if you have a better alternative to where to put the top tier I'd like to hear it (hard solo dungeons don't count unless they are class specific or really balanced reasons, telling dev he had to balance a dungeon for all the classes would probably give him nightmares and I doubt making a dungeon for each class is viable)
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Posted: Aug 30th 2011 12:24PM Kerbion said

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Just like WoW was so sad when, AoC, WAR, Rift, and Vanguard all came out....

You are the one in the dream. GW2 is doing away with the trinity system ( there are a ton of people (like me) who WANT to tank, and there are a ton of players who WANT to be a healer. In GW2 they won't have a role to fill. GW2 will be nothing but a zerg fest, and a run from Zone A to Zone B only to be slightly too late to help with the even that is taking place.

SWTOR is an instaced game similar to GW1... Also it feels like a game that should have been released 5 years ago in competition with WoW. This game is so over hyped that when it comes out, there will be a ton of sales but very few retentions... Like AoC, WAR, Vanguard, and Aion.

Rift which was not over hyped, and which gets huge updates all the time with tons of new content, and is run by devs who actually listen to the community will still be going strong while SWTOR falls on it's ass, and GW2 becomes a niche title just like GW1.

Posted: Aug 30th 2011 12:49PM Silverangel said

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The Chronicles show Trion's creativity and ambition to have a full-bodied game composition that all types of player can appreciate and enjoy. (The concept *was* suggested in the forums at one point, but anyway.) I hope these turn out to be a success.

Posted: Aug 30th 2011 1:04PM Hjordis said

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@Kerbion

Slow it down there, Champ. Swtor is most certainly NOT instanced in the way that GW1 is. http://www.swtor.com/fr/community/showthread.php?t=286302 here is a good read that took me about 15 sec to find that should help get you up to speed. Based on your comment, you have clearly not beta'd Swtor nor have you bothered to do any research before making claims about its gameplay on the internets. Well played, sir.

Posted: Aug 30th 2011 1:14PM (Unverified) said

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@Ren54

for the reasons a lot of others have cited on GW2, that game won't hit Rift hard. SWTOR maybe a little moreso, but Rift is still the new hotness in the high fantasy realm. personally, i'll play SWTOR, but it won't be able to pacify my desire to slaughter troll and goblins and such.

Trion is way impressive in how they've handled everything from Beta to launch to their now aggressive pace adding content. kudos to their Dev team and kudos to the community.

Posted: Aug 30th 2011 1:15PM Valdur said

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@Kerbion

"and GW2 becomes a niche title just like GW1".

Can you please name me another niche game which sold sold close to 7 Millions copies?

Posted: Aug 30th 2011 3:49PM Valentina said

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Actually their content is rarely that buggy, there's only been a couple of major bugs with any of their content releases, and they fix it almost immediately. Rift has been amazing, Trion has been amazing. They handle their game SO well and have really set the bar high for future MMO's. GW2 will probably be a good game, although I've not been impressed with anything I've seen or played with it in person, and I have a feeling that ArenaNet will be kind of slow on the content push. SWTOR on the other hand is pretty fantastic, but I really think there's plenty of room for RIFT between the 3, they all offer different things to some degree.

Posted: Aug 30th 2011 5:50PM Nepentheia said

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*gigglefits*

In the video, they referred to the large public group of players (currently referred to on Massively as a "borg-like flash mob") as an "amorphous, amoebic blob". Both those descriptions are very apt--this huge (turtle-herd) group of players charging from one objective to the next on a large, open zone. Love it! :-D

Posted: Aug 30th 2011 6:42PM Graill440 said

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@Ren54

Vote down mechanics simply point out one thing, the hosting site is lazy and rife with censorship. Likes, dislikes, voting something up or down as i have pointed out a number of times here on Massively is fine, as long as the message is not removed, slowly dimming it is removing it, its the mechanic of lost little kids that hate anyone with differing views.

If there is a problem with something violating the TOS then the site mod can remove it. The censorship performed by scared little kids that do not want to see anyone elses view but their own shows a site that is lazy in letting this happen and is telling of an attitude in people that cannot stand to see anyones view other than their own, one of entitlement.

I liked Rift at one time, but the devs screwed the pooch with the pvp mechanics. The pve is fine for any lemming oriented raid person, but this is a fact, Rift WILL suffer lost subs once the other two monsters come out to play, whether you scared little kids want to read it or not.

Posted: Aug 31st 2011 9:59AM Gaugamela said

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@Graill440

Aaawww someone is butthurt by having their messages grayed out?

Then simply stop insulting other player or calling them lemmings.
Yes, Rift will suffer with the release of SW:TOR but how much remains to be seen. Usually MMO tourists don't stay in a game more than 1-2 months and that crowd - including you apparently - aren't the current subscriber base of Rift.

It's also very likely that the launch of SW:TOR won't affect it drastically because of this such as the release of Rift didn't affect a bunch of other older MMOs.

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