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Posted: Mar 1st 2012 9:30PM Mcsniper said

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Love Rift!

Posted: Mar 1st 2012 10:51PM jimr9999us said

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@Mcsniper

Agreed :)
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Posted: Mar 1st 2012 10:52PM xBludx said

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Playing mobile app now...lol...thinking about resubbing...

Posted: Mar 1st 2012 11:31PM PhelimReagh said

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If that's not a Gnome, then I don't know what is...

Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 12:01AM Valdur said

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@PhelimReagh

LOL, the same thing crossed my mind :)
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Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 1:21AM (Unverified) said

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In soviet russia....

Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 1:24AM psycros said

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F2P within a year, tops.

Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 1:45AM Wild Colors said

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@psycros

It's already been a year, and the thing is still going fairly strong.... (not compared to WoW, of course, but Trion claims it's still profitable)
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Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 3:59AM Gaugamela said

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@psycros

Why? You want to play the game but you are such a cheapstake that you're waiting for it to go f2p??
I got news for you buddy: ain't gonna happen that soon.
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Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 9:55AM Utakata said

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@Gaugamela

Unlikely. But probably getting free kicks by trolling instead.
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Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 2:26PM fallwind said

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@psycros

Camping's Law: the more concrete a deadline posted for an event, the more likely it will arbitrarily be extended.

"No, NEXT year is the rapture! not last weekend like I've been saying for the previous 12 months, that's silly. NEXT year for sure!"
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Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 3:51AM Maseno said

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What happened to posting gamebreaker tv's weekly mmo report on thursdays?

Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 8:42AM (Unverified) said

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I'm really impressed with Trion. I wish I was into Rift, just wasn't my thing.

Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 9:57AM Space Cobra said

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Got to add to that sentiment. The mood and enthusiasm and even how they can sift through and look at certain suggestions and consider the merits is nice.

Still have yet to try the free Rift trial and see if they ever fixed the problems I and others went through after their pre-launch 4-day event (wherein they didn't listen to a segment complaining it affected certain videocard set ups; hopefully this has changed).

But you know, the world isn't *that* compelling to me. Races tend to be the same across factions and pretty much "human". The world colors are also a bit drab and bleary and not so bright and cartoony. While there are people that complain about "cartoony and bright" worlds and I do have a selection of dark/black colors in my closet to wear, it kinda is a downer and doesn't motivate me personally to keep playing.

RIFT is a good standard fantasy world, much like your common cars: It's a good workhorse of a world and a standard, nice setting in a fantasy world, but... I sorta want more. Again, I still have to spend more time in it (other than my Open Beta time, wherein my video card worked at that time). There needs to be, IMO, non-humanoid races for player characters or more fantastic choices, even if it is a Minotaur-guy (or animal-head guy. I mean, we are talking parallel dimensions, bring in those "Egyptian god" types at least).

I still hold out hope for more MMOs to give me a "wild body", like LoTRO's "Monster Play" and put it into the main context of the world (and I know...modeling armors will add more leg-work, but you can skimp a bit with some basic armors). But...I am getting off topic (or am I?).

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Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 10:43AM (Unverified) said

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@Space Cobra

The visuals are a matter of preference. Me, I hated looking like a cartoon in WoW, and I love the realism that Rift brings to the game. I find it's easier for me to get into my character's mindset when I look like an actual person and not Bugs Bunny's long-lost cousin. On a side note, If you're looking for color, you should go to (or look up screenshots of) Ember Isle; it's a very vibrant zone.

I also gotta disagree with your statement of a "good standard fantasy world." I think both the world of Rift and Trion themselves bring something unique to the table, with their dynamic world content and even adjusting the overall storyline of the game as raid groups take down the major bosses presented in instances. In my opinion, Rift is far more than a good workhorse.

But, that's just me. Rift fits exactly what I want out of an MMO, and I realize that my personal preferences are just that--mine.
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Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 12:07PM Space Cobra said

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Exactly, it's just preference. To bring up another example, LotRO had a nice color palette to its world and still remained "realistic". How long can one stay in Ember Isle? I do remember breaking out of the initial start area and the world wasn't too bad, but I dunno. Again, for some reason, although I am not playing LotRo for the immediate moment, I prefer LotRO over RIFT and I realize LotRO has even less racial variety.

Again, I will try to return to it (and hopefully the launch problem is gone) but my taste tends to be either even more "fantastic" for a world setting or more "Sci-Fi" than what is out there from most MMOs, gameplay aside. purely from my own perspective.
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Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 2:31PM rgolch said

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@Space Cobra

You pretty much hit the nail on the head for how I feel about the game.

Watching this video makes me like Trion even more; I would love to keep subbing and giving them my money. But the game world is too drab and boring for me (at least freemarch and stonefield). I don't want to have to play though another 25 levels of boring world to get to Ember Isle. And the lack of creature type races (ala like the Horde) is almost a deal breaker for me.

Other things that made me lose interest are the very slow unmounted run speed, and casting/action animations that almost look like they're moving in slow motion. My character looks like he's casting underwater.

Finally, I just never really got intensely attached to my class. I understand that people love the soul system, because it seems like you can inevitably build your own class. But frankly, I like being more of a class purist. Mixing a fire mage and warlock (Wow equivalents) to me feels like wearing clashing clothes. I like picking a class, taking the good with the bad, and feeling like I'm a part of the community of WoW Warlocks, or SWTOR Operatives, etc. You get my point.

I haven't given up on this game. I'm still gonna keep it on the shelf. But I'm just not sure if I can get past all my dislikes.
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Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 12:03PM Vanpry said

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Rift, one of the better games I no longer play.

Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 5:11PM Lateris said

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I really wished they would make an amazing space and planet sci fi game. I do like the changes and the app they have added in Rift since release. Great company. Great staff.

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