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Posted: Sep 9th 2011 6:12PM Khalus said

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Ok that was actually funny enough to send to friends. Though it wasn't convincing enough to make me wanna subscribe again, or invite my friends...

Posted: Sep 9th 2011 6:13PM (Unverified) said

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Alright Old spice commercial guy. Interesting rewards as well.

Posted: Sep 9th 2011 6:19PM tephys said

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Funniest MMO ad I've ever seen

Posted: Sep 9th 2011 6:26PM (Unverified) said

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HAH! Good stuff!

Posted: Sep 9th 2011 6:34PM Dumac said

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Speaking of ads, blinking .gif ad next to comments :(

Posted: Sep 9th 2011 6:35PM angryhoar said

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No hate on this one, chapeau.

Posted: Sep 9th 2011 6:35PM Graill440 said

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Ugh, i just lost respect for the liscense for the old spice guy. While funny, it was distasteful in that it was for......rifthealbuffhouse. The healing buffing mmo.

This game does not deserve the quality comical vid that was presented, now excuse me, i am going to go throw away all my old spice products.....

(laugh)

Posted: Sep 9th 2011 6:50PM Resurge said

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@Graill440 yea cause like he was so deserving of respect before? He's a dude on a commercial, relax and just have a laugh. We get it, you don't like RIFT ..me either for that matter, but the commercial was funny.

On a side note, i wouldn't own a ugly- #$$ dog like that in RL, and I sure don't want one in a video game.
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Posted: Sep 9th 2011 6:53PM real65rcncom said

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@Graill440

that's not the real old spice guy I don't think. that guy doens't even work for them anymore. they hired Fabio
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Posted: Sep 9th 2011 7:14PM Saker said

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@Resurge Corgi's are adorable, you need to check with a priest I think you lost your soul somewhere...
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Posted: Sep 9th 2011 8:14PM DevilSei said

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@Graill440

That isn't the voice of Old Spice guy. Rather obvious to me at the least, tone isn't nearly deep enough, and I'm still sitting on a chair, not a diamond.
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Posted: Sep 10th 2011 12:39AM Space Cobra said

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@real65rcncom

If RIFT hires a Fabio clone next, will the next in-game pet be a goose that flies into your face and breaks your nose?

;P
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Posted: Sep 10th 2011 6:40AM Gaugamela said

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@Resurge

You blasphemous creature!!

You don't like Corgis uh? RELEASE THE HOUNDS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGwQqxDWE2M
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Posted: Sep 9th 2011 6:50PM real65rcncom said

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LOL love the ad.

Wouldn't recommend the game to my friends though. I don't want them de-friending me because of the grind.

Best thing about Trion/RIFT so far: Their television ads and their funny little clips.

They should pay those people more than the developers because after a month of RIFT you want to take a nap.

Posted: Sep 9th 2011 9:20PM Faction 3 said

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@real65rcncom

This'll probably be the first and ONLY time I'll ever agree with Ren.

There is as much grind in Rift as there are Nigerians in the KKK. I played it during the 7 day trial, and didnt last more than 3 days, but I can still testify that the word Grind describes Rift as much as "FPS" would describe Diablo 2...

Good try bro, but if hate is what you plan to do, at least do it with some BASIC knowledge.
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Posted: Sep 9th 2011 11:36PM Budukahn said

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@Faction 3

In the case where you say you only played for three days, I'd question you're qualification to make that judgement. Sure, the game seems new and fast paced when starting out, but hit moonshade highlands at around the level 30+ mark and the lazy quest design really begins to show.

Hit 50 though and the grind starts to become nakedly apparent. Until the recent patch, a tank could be expected to grind a paltry handful of Tier 2 dungeons for hundreds of hours just to get the currency needed to purchase the armour necessary for raiding. The PVP route is only better in that one can happily lose one's way to the best gear, but it's still going to be a time-sink.

In both counts the game is very much like Warcraft and like Warcraft indeed like most MMO's, it has it's grinds. So long as people are happy enough with that, they'll probably enjoy it.
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Posted: Sep 9th 2011 11:54PM Faction 3 said

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@Budukahn

Alright, well, I'd say END-GAME Grind, yes. I can imagine there is one, as in almost every MMO of this style. Thats can almost go without saying. WoW has it, AoC has it, its pretty much a standard.

I would definately retract my statement based on the terms above. However, Im talking about the leveling aspect, which I would pretty much assume, safely I might add, that the grind, while being MINOR, isn't as apparent as real65 seems to make it.

Again, I could be reading it wrong, but Im pretty sure that the leveling aspect of Rift is almost as harmless as Moonlight. Even given my lack of experience on the title.
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Posted: Sep 10th 2011 10:45AM real65rcncom said

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@Faction 3
Thank you for admitting it.

At 50 all you do is dungeon grind. There isn't anything else to do.

You queue for parties in cross dungeon lfg and wait for your turn. Every day.

That's not hate saying that... it's the RIFT forums.
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Posted: Sep 10th 2011 12:47PM Caerus said

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@real65rcncom

Either you've been playing a completely different game than I since launch, or you're a terrible troll. I have been level 50 since March 10th, and I log in for 4+ hours almost every single day to play. I haven't run a T2 since the Water Saga quests got released (ran 2 I think) and I haven't PvP'd since Vengeance came out. What have I been doing for the last 9 days, just sitting on my hands in Meridian? Come off it - more than any other game Rift has stuff to do at the level cap besides mindless dungeon grinding. Dailies, crafting, exploring, achievements, artifacts, PvP - every single one of those can be done while you "wait your turn in line" and none of them are horrible grinds, so stop acting like there's nothing to do. I get that some people don't like the game, but quit spouting nonsense.

39 days 16 hours 10 minutes played, and I don't feel like I've done any grind yet.
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Posted: Sep 10th 2011 3:14PM Faction 3 said

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@real65rcncom

Yeah, you never specified what kind of Grind there was. So I made the assumption you meant LEVELING Grind, as again, the Endgame "Grind" is almost a standard today.

My bad.
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