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2-08-2011 @ 9:50AM
I can't wait for that RIFT crap to tank so we can all stop talking about it. I was in the beta, nothing new and nothing better, crappy animations and "off" graphics. It will kill only itself.
2-08-2011 @ 11:09AM
@Chris, it's fine that you don't like it. I don't understand the off graphics comments though. What didn't you like about them? Here are some side by sides. I think it shows two things, how nice the Rift graphics and art style are and how dated the WoW graphics look. WoW, art style are still TOP NOTCH, the fact that they can make me play the game with how terrible the models look is a testament to their use of color and art style.http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp188/Mordib/Rifts/ogreattack.jpghttp://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp188/Mordib/Rifts/doomguard.jpgHere is a Fire Rift, looks beautiful.http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp188/Mordib/Rifts/firerift.jpg
2-08-2011 @ 12:11PM
Maybe he doesn't have a good enough machine to run it. RIFT is playable with the low renderer and in low settings with the hight quality renderer. But most if not all of the eye candy is lost if you play it like this, and it starts to look much like WoW.I was always a defender of WoW's "outdated" graphics, since they're in a "cartoonish" format. So they won't easily get outdated. Fast forward 3 years later and I have to say: WoW graphics are really outdated now. Using pretty water, sunshatfs and dynamic shadows does make it look better, but it's not enough.You already updated the engine to DX11 Blizzard. Time to do something about the oudated player and NPC models! A little bump mapping and normal mapping would be nice too!
2-08-2011 @ 12:33PM
It's okay that Chris finds other MMOs threatening to his life that is WoW and feels the need to lash out at them. That's his choice.
2-08-2011 @ 9:38PM
Rift's looks good in a screenshot. The animations are pretty poor though (common with less experienced developers).
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