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RIFT -MMORPG.

Postby gl0ckage on Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:36 pm

There's a cheeky way to get the collectors edition! Buy the standard game, discounted to £29.99 on steam. go to your account upgrade to collectors and pay £5. youve paid £35 for something worth £49.99.

So ive spent quite a few hours on the MMO called RIFT. http://uk.riftgame.com/en/

So just thought i'd share some information with you guys who were partial to buying it or just wondering what it's about.

Before i start it is very similar to WoW.

The combat is abit clunky but extremly polished, casts are similar to WoW and sometimes are fluid, sometimes there's alittle delay.

The "talent" system is amazing. You pick a sub class, Warrior, Rogue, Mage, Cleric Etc. You then pick a soul out of a choice of 6 or 8. This soul then grants you a talent tree. More points you put into the tree the more skills unlock, You can have 3 souls and 4 roles. Roles are like dual spec in WoW. It allows you to change your souls so you can be a healing cleric 1 min, then a tanking cleric the next.

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are just like any other MMO, nothing i can really say here.

The Rift events: 1 word OMGWTFBBQ! Occasionally rifts open in the world and you go and fight in a public quest line to send them back to the depths. After playing on the 2nd to last Beta weekend, the whole zone came under attack. Ive got to say it was one of the most amazing things ive done in a MMO just behind Thunderaan in WoW.
There were multiple camps under attack, around 25 rifts all open. roaming elites, huge giants that took like 15 mins to kill.

Each time you helped defend you got a reward. Also the mobs dropped shadestones which you had to take to a machine that soaked their powers up. There was someone in my guild who recorded it but not sure they posted it yet but this was recorded by a game desginer who was playing. Noticable by his bright blue name.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBhCXhBMhwY

You can find artifacts on the floor or from rift lords. Which once you complete get rewards and money. Similar to EQ2 collections.


I'll mention more when i resume playing on friday. Overall i suggest if you want something new and fun to play, then rift is the game your looking for. It's extremely polished bar some few bugs which is why theres beta's. Could be a smooth launch :)
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Re: RIFT -MMORPG.

Postby Deez.Nuts on Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:07 pm

Cheers dude, I'd be interested to see and hear more about it :)
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Re: RIFT -MMORPG.

Postby blackmore1 on Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:21 pm

Ye, Loving the game so far been in since beta 1, I've had a few pvp encounters which were pretty damn good, been leaning more towards playing the defiants as to me they just seem better dunno why lol also them rift events are frickin crazy lol took me awhile just to cross a road to hand a quest in lol cause there was that many mob raiders constantly streaming towards the main town. :lol:


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Re: RIFT -MMORPG.

Postby Seven. on Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:07 am

After this beta weekend I can say: I will buy this.
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Re: RIFT -MMORPG.

Postby gl0ckage on Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:17 am

I actually love this game! I was on the PvE sever as defiant. What servers were you guys?

I'm addicted already, really need next weeks beta to hit then headstart FTW :)
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Re: RIFT -MMORPG.

Postby Bob the Crab on Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:59 am

I'm not sure yet, in the first beta it didn't impress me at all, combat, gameplay etc felt very generic, graphics were ok, performance was meh, quests were boring, rifts were just like warhammer onlines public quests etc. So to me it had nothing new to offer at all but this beta i've been playing a bit more up until level 20 and i must say i love the big zone invasions and the possibilities you get with the talent trees.

I enjoyed playing but i'm not really convinced yet


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Re: RIFT -MMORPG.

Postby Binerexis on Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:17 pm

A friend of mine has pre-ordered it so I'm going to see what he says about it and/or wait for a free trial to come out before I commit to it. Besides, I'll abandon it when Guild Wars 2 comes out.
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Re: RIFT -MMORPG.

Postby Bob the Crab on Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:02 pm

It's pretty easy to try the game since they give away LOADS of beta keys. And i even think the open beta starts next week


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Re: RIFT -MMORPG.

Postby Binerexis on Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:52 pm

I'd rather try the final product rather than the beta in case they change something I like on release.
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Re: RIFT -MMORPG.

Postby gl0ckage on Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:39 pm

Guild wars 2 will demolish MMO's hoepfully ive got really high hopes because i love GW1. But rift is defo a filler if not my main play RPG atm.
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Re: RIFT -MMORPG.

Postby Binerexis on Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:16 am

My future MMO plans are The Old Republic just to see what it's like and then hardcore Guild Wars 2 as I ADORED Prophesies, bought all of the expansions and spent three years playing little else. Love that game.
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Re: RIFT -MMORPG.

Postby gl0ckage on Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:17 pm

ive spent too many years on GW. It's amazing. Just doing all the lore and stuff. if GW2 fails i'll be gutted!
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Re: RIFT -MMORPG.

Postby Binerexis on Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:42 pm

Same here, I really hope large parts of the lore carries over to GW2.
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Re: RIFT -MMORPG.

Postby Seven. on Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:54 pm

Open beta is live.

Drop all hopes of playing as all servers are filled with 30+ min queues.
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Re: RIFT -MMORPG.

Postby Elghanz on Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:09 pm

And if your with BT. 50k pings are not very nice.


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Re: RIFT -MMORPG.

Postby Seven. on Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:39 am

Got it working, level 26+ and went into Something Something Place with mountains. A very cool area :)

Got my ass handed to me multiple times by a rogue guardian bastard. Nothing you can do as a offensive cleric vs stuns :(
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Re: RIFT -MMORPG.

Postby Seven. on Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:19 am

I'm stumped. I hit level 33 cleared the 30-35 area of quests and now the game tells me to move onto a level 36+ zone to continue questing. Sadly, you can't really hit monsters 3 levels above you :(

All I can do now is PvP, RIFTS or grind monsters to level up two levels :|
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Re: RIFT -MMORPG.

Postby Seven. on Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:59 am

Do I win a prize for posting 3 times in a row? :D

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Re: RIFT -MMORPG.

Postby Binerexis on Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:35 am

Yes.
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Re: RIFT -MMORPG.

Postby Elghanz on Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:09 am

Had large amounts of fun playing the beta. It's real polished compared to other betas I've partcipate in in all honesty! I think I'll be rolling a Cleric come the 24th :).


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