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Posted: Oct 19th 2011 12:13PM Shadowstorm said

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@Shadowstorm Bah, it replied to the wrong post.
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Posted: Oct 19th 2011 6:17PM Tassels said

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@Shadowstorm If they put all the "good stuff" in the first few levels, then after people pass those levels they're just like, "well the beginning was good but the rest was meh". Instead, Rift kind of ramps things up. At level 15 you can do your first dungeon, both options of which are amazing. Also, you get your first taste of warfronts at level 10, which now includes Library of the Runemasters, which is easily the best warfront. Plus, there are zone invasions once you get past the beginning part of freemarch and you can freely roam around without (much) fear of getting killed. Not to mention the epic questlines.

Questing really isn't necessary in Rift. Just do the invasions, the main "story" quests, the dungeons, warfronts, and maybe a few random quests to boost your experience here or there. I leveled to 50 at launch by basically just doing invasions.
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Posted: Oct 19th 2011 6:55PM Gaugamela said

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Because you are playing a f*ckin MMO. A type of game that usually opens up and gets deeper and offers more options as you level up!
I seriously don't understand gamers like you.
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Posted: Oct 19th 2011 3:18PM (Unverified) said

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I really liked this trailer. I haven't played RIFT yet (I don't have time for 2 MMO's unfortunately) but this definitely spoke to me. It looks exciting, epic and something that would appeal to the exact market they're after.

I think their "You're not in Azeroth anymore..." marketing campaign was a complete success with the disenfranchised WoW crowd, but for those of us still in Azeroth this trailer is much more effective at conveying RIFT's unique qualities and scale. I really think Trion made an error being so aggressive after those who were sick of WoW with their launch campaigns. That's such a small sliver of market compared to the absolutely enormous player base that WoW still maintains. When you speak to the people who are still plugging away in WoW happily that's when you've marketed correctly. I think that's why this trailer works: it speaks to someone quite happy with their WoW subscription.

I'm still not going to switch due to personal preference and incredibly strong ties in my current game, but it's a good step forward. I hope they make more of these.

Posted: Oct 19th 2011 4:23PM Oranuro said

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I wanted to like Rift but the one thing that kept me from being interested was the character models. I just can't get into a game that let me create my own character if my character is uninspiring and bland looking. The heavy armor looked so two-dimensional and boring.

I will say that Trion has the best marketing staff in the industry right now, they really push Rift like no other group I have seen before.

Posted: Oct 20th 2011 7:10AM Obext said

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I started playing again because of the Spider mount and veteran rewards. The spider is pretty awesome & my wardrobe is looking good. Oh yea and its looking awesome on my new LED t.v.

I rolled a new mage elemental/pyro/chloro which is not really my style but did it anyway to renew my intrest and start new. So for so good ;) This time around im going to focus more on PvP and less questing.

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