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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 2:43PM Naru now in 3D said

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I want Rift to do well, maybe partly because I want WoW to stop being the undeserved "king," but also because from my time with it it really seems like a good game.

However, I'm too busy riding the GW2 hype train to play it :p

Posted: Oct 18th 2011 2:59PM Kerbion said

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@Naru now in 3D

LOL GW2 hype-train love it.

I will definitely play GW2, but Rift is and will remain my primary game .

However I feel like this trailer does the game more of a disservice with how it's put together...

I just got the feel that some dude sitting alone in his basement put it together in an hour or two instead of spending any real time on it.

OH well counting down the hours till I get home to my wife and we hit up a few t2's.
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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 4:21PM yeppers said

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@Naru now in 3D

Is WoW really the undeserved king? I broke myself of the WoW addiction about a year ago. Sure it's not the game it was but it's still the best MMO I've ever played to-date. I really want one of these MMOs released or in development to be at least, if not better, than WoW was. I really want another game to come along that is worth $15/month for all content. So far every MMO released since WoW has been sub-par IMO.

Can't stand the F2P trend either. They're too much like coin-op video games.

Like you, my hopes are up on GW2. GW1 being my #2 favorite after WoW.

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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 5:10PM Utakata said

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@yeppers

WoW is currently king for those who want to raid currently. It's not really king in anything else anymore regarding game play. RIFT, among othe games, are slowly filling the other niches...

...as I predicted sometiime back (and at the risk of being off-topic): No single game will kill WoW. But a bunch of smaller games in verying degrees of success will chip at WoW solid player base. And now with Wow's singular focus, it's even made weaker with games that offer more ways to advance characters.

In the evolution shceme of things, WoW is not learning to adapt properly. Thus become vulnerable for it's specialization in comparison to other species of MMO's that have mutl-faceted ways of dealing with different and changing environments, whether they are new or old. Unless Blizz does something truely radical with WoW, thus letting go of it's raid or die paradigm...I don't offer much hope of it maintaining it's number one spot amongst its competiton.
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Posted: Oct 19th 2011 1:42AM Utakata said

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@Utakata

Edit: I just noticed its BlizzCon is this weekend. Perhaps they'll announce changes to WoW that will force me to eat my pigtails over this. Then again...I wouldn't hold my breath either.
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Posted: Oct 19th 2011 6:45AM Gaugamela said

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@yeppers

Rift surpassed WoW in terms of quality and variety of features a while ago.
Even if the number of subscribers of WoW is larger, Rift is currently the MMO that is setting new industry standards in multiple fronts.
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Posted: Oct 19th 2011 4:03PM (Unverified) said

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@yeppers

i understand where you are with this, having just quit WoW about 8 months ago myself after 6 years, but having just reached end-game in Rift, i can say it's easily on par with WoW.

sure, it's not cute and fuzzy like WoW, but what it lacks in functionality and community from WoW, it more than makes up for the fact that Trion is constantly pumping new content into the game faster than any company before them, with an ever-increasing level of quality. if you did the first world event, and the last two, you'll understand what i mean.

kudos to the Rift team.
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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 2:53PM Lucidus said

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I really wanted to like RIFT, but I just don't like the art direction. Still, kudos to them for hanging in there and (seemingly) doing well.

Posted: Oct 18th 2011 6:10PM Cyclone Jack said

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@Lucidus

Agreed. It was well presented, and quickly gave the viewer a complete overview of what the game offered. The music fit well and gave an epic feeling to it.

My only gripe, ironically, is that massive Massively logo that covers the text at the end. It is obvious that they didn't check it, or just didn't care.
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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 6:26PM Cyclone Jack said

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@Cyclone Jack

This was supposed to be a reply to Samuraiko. :)
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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 2:53PM Samuraiko said

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THAT is an ad. All the relevant details, in-game footage (albeit dramatized it a bit), kicka** music. (And I play RIFT... and I love it.)

Posted: Oct 18th 2011 3:01PM Acidbaron said

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A few weeks after release i tried out Rift, at the time i was still active in WoW.

Since then my time to commit to mmo's have shrunk, but while my WoW account remains cancelled my Rift account stays active, atleast there i know monthly updates are the norm not the exception and equally important the content updates are not always simply a raid and some dalies quests with a new dungeon but they focus on several parts and branch out to the point people can duo or solo experience and take a look inside the bigger raids.

Although the similairities and the questing for the biggest part being the same stuff we all experienced before, the rifts and zone wide invasions keep things interesting.

Posted: Oct 18th 2011 3:03PM Joshinu said

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tbh this is what I would have preferred as their original add (well it would have been without the content updates). I think they should have done something like this than the "you're not in azeroth anymore" tag. I love RIFT but I stopped because I can't afford to pay to play two games and my friends didn't stick around in RIFT long enough. I'm excited to see the content they will be adding continuously.

Posted: Oct 18th 2011 3:14PM pcgneurotic said

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"...summing up RIFT for the uninitiated (or the unsubscribed)."

:D :D :D

Posted: Oct 18th 2011 3:24PM Viiral said

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fix endgame and il think about it.

Posted: Oct 18th 2011 3:35PM enamelizer said

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@Viiral

In what way is it broken?
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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 3:42PM Temko said

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@Viiral I'm curious... fix what in end-game?

End-game wise we have tier 1 and 2 Experts, a Mastermode dungeon (basicly wow herioc + wow herioc on steriods), 2 10 Man raid dungeons, 2 20 man raid dungeons in the Tier 1 and up to tier 1 bracket.

these provide a new player rising up well into the 2-6 month range of content (depending on much you play ofc) took me 4 months to clear the T1 raid content with my guild from launch.

then there is the Tier 2 raid, 20 man raid (basicly icecrown citadel in size) AND we're getting a new 10 man Tier 2 raid + a lvl50 only Zone in 1.6

...so ye.. fix what in end-game, as end-game wise, this game is pretty much keeping up with the best guilds (only 4 guild worldwide have the Tier 2, 20 man cleared), and at most they get to wait 4 more weeks for the new 10 man.
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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 5:29PM Dakara said

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@Temko
Well from what i remember Warriors used to be terrible at PVP, and Trion in general were shocking at class balance.
Macros in Rift were quite poor as well. I remember i had to use the macros on my mouse because the in game macros were so poor.

He could be referring to any of the above.
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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 3:27PM (Unverified) said

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I just resubscribed to this game last week. If I hadn't already done so, this would have probably prompted me to do so.

Kudos to Trion worlds. For all their flaws (I still find the world design very bland) I find their drive to grow and improve pretty impressive.

Posted: Oct 18th 2011 3:32PM Dunraven said

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Should be F2P by April 2012 Then everyone can try the "endless adventure"

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