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Posted: Mar 28th 2012 12:13PM Mikkhail said

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That screenshot of the carnival looks awefully empty ...

Posted: Mar 28th 2012 12:59PM Gojant said

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@Mikkhail

Good lord, are the need for people piling all over the camera lens that required? Any number of reasons for that shot are possible. They were sent from the developer taken from a dev server, the crowd moved to fight that rift seen in the first shot, it was taken on a trial server where players move out of after they decide to sub reroll or quit.

The carnaval is hopping with people, the game is full and alive. I just unsubbed SWTOR and resubbed Rift, and I see farm more players in Rift than I did SWTOR, per server.

Rift is alive, and not struggling to keep players, they have an amazing dev team that keeps content fresh and new and at a faster pace than any other AAA titles I’ve played in years.

Check the game out, first 20 levels are free, fun, and engaging. Freedom to create your own character has no limits.

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Posted: Mar 28th 2012 1:03PM (Unverified) said

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@Mikkhail

The carnival takes place both in the main cities and this area. During primetime on my server there was hardly room to walk between other players in the capitol, and there were still plenty of people partying out in the Shimmersand festival area as well.
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Posted: Mar 28th 2012 1:02PM Valentina said

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They're screenshots from the Shimmersand carnival, and seem to be from promotion of the carnival and not from the live servers.

Posted: Mar 28th 2012 1:06PM (Unverified) said

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The balloon raids were also my favourite part of the event! XD

Posted: Mar 28th 2012 1:24PM Karen Bryan said

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I took them early in the morning, during off hours on my server. Sorry if my funky playtimes caused a disagreement!

Posted: Mar 28th 2012 2:25PM Gojant said

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@Karen Bryan

Its not you, some people look for anything to prove any game is dying. Rift is a lot of things, but dying is not one of them.

Long Live Rift
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Posted: Mar 28th 2012 1:38PM real65rcncom said

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Sorry, no one does these events like LOTRO and WoW does them.. no one. Their other one bored me while I was playing (the cake one) and was actually a reason I didn't resub. They were focusing on a half-anniversary with that stuff and neglecting the real things people wanted to do.

My gaming regime is like a shark.. I keep moving forward lest I get bored so won't be coming back to Rift I don't think. I'd personally much rather keep playing current things (ToR) while waiting for other things (GW2/TSW).

Looks cute though and should fit right in with the marriages. Hopefully their next expansion will allow people to have children as well to take to the next carnival...

Posted: Mar 28th 2012 2:28PM Gojant said

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@real65rcncom

If you game, like a shark, Rift would fit better than anything. I cant sit still for a moment, either be it raids, rift raids, normal rifts, instant adventures, dungeons, chronicles, warfronts, and all those things take place outside the city. Inside are many other activities going on. And with 6 roll slots to play so many different rolls, you fit the situation no matter what calling you are.
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Posted: Mar 28th 2012 5:00PM fallwind said

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@real65rcncom

You mean the WoW events that haven't changed in 7 years?
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Posted: Mar 28th 2012 3:11PM Pasha said

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TRION experimenting with open world PvP - which good.

Bad part is to implement not-so-easy PvP related quests tied to gear progression which is extremely frustrating for some players. Like "win 3 warzones" daily quest in SWTOR could take up to 5 hours to finish and made me hate warzones - in less than 2 weeks (and I like PvP).

Posted: Apr 7th 2012 10:41PM darzin said

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I wish more people would try Rift, unlike a certain game that keeps dumbing itself down because they don't want people to do math -- Rift has gone the opposite way. It is about finding a perfect balance of stats and class abilities. You can gear in many different ways and be effective. Instead of adding a lot of useless fluff to their trees either. If you love to min-max or play nerdly, or raid, or just have fun play Rift.

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