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3-01-2011 @ 3:33PM
One WeekThat is how long RIFT will be relevant.Don't waste your money.
3-01-2011 @ 3:43PM
Are you predicting or hoping?WoW players are starting to act like a child that is scared a new kid on the block will steal his friends, so he bad mouths and starts trouble to make the new kid the object of attack for all the kids in the hood... but you know, that's what kids do, not adults, which are you... or better yet, what is the WoW players base, children or adults?I'm starting to wonder.
3-01-2011 @ 4:34PM
@Wonk:LOLThis same sentiment was expressed every time a new MMO was released. Will Rift be different? Maybe/Maybe Not. I hope so, and I sincerely hope everyone enjoying it continue to enjoy it years from now.I really do have to wonder about your question about the WoW population, though. Have you actually played this game? I think that would be enough to answer the question right there. Oh, and it's not just WoW. It's pretty much any multiplayer game on the Internet, and one could go so far as to say it's pretty much the Internet, in general.
3-01-2011 @ 4:59PM
52 years old, which means I am experienced to know better than to run to a flash in the pan.Remember when all you heard was how WOW stood for Waiting On Warhammer?AION was God's gift to MMOs?Check back in a week when RIFT has lost the newness.
3-01-2011 @ 6:05PM
While skepticism is good with new MMOs, I think you'll have to wait at least one month to see how people really feel about the game. That's when the first subscription payment will be due. Personally I suspect RIFT will be able to maintain a large enough subscriber base to remain profitable, but I could be wrong. Time will tell! Certainly people are having a lot of fun with it right now, and there's nothing wrong with enjoying the game for what it is. Even if your time in RIFT is short-lived.
3-01-2011 @ 7:12PM
"Have you actually played this game?"Is that a trick question?I played WoW for 5 years... over 100 mounts, 140 pets, Raided 4 nights a week for 4 years.. yeah, I've played the game.I left WoW for many reasons, not for Rift, but I see all the effforts on Rift's forums by WoW players to seed the clouds of hate... trolls, lies, QQ... all there for the viewing. It all speaks for itself, players get stupid when they think another game will somehow taint WoW, they rise up like some angry pitchfork mob storming the castle gates.Just look back on this blog when a blogger (Alex) dropped a story on Rift, there were pages of hate... to the point where Rift was not even mentioned here for over a week after.
3-01-2011 @ 8:11PM
@Wonk: Honestly, I think at this point a lot of people are just tired of hearing about it, especially when 90% of the talk about it on WoW sites is from people who are pissed that their class got nerfed/some other class is OP/insert standard petulant grievance about WoW here and they're going to flounce for Rift unless Blizz fixes it, by god! At least, I know that's why I'm tired of it. It's annoying hearing the same shit over and over again from people you know are going to end up coming back in a month. They always do. It's no different than when people constantly threaten to cancel their sub over some petty bullshit, or claim they already have (yet, mysteriously, they're still reading WoW blogs and forums).Especially considering that if you've been playing WoW for any length of time, the same thing happens every time a new MMO comes out. It's great that people are excited about a new game, and I think competition is healthy, but the truth is that the people who are honestly going to leave WoW for Rift aren't running their mouths about it on WoW blogs. And they would have quit playing regardless.
3-02-2011 @ 4:16AM
"you know are going to end up coming back in a month."Quit WoW over 4 months ago, the chances of me retuning to it for any reason is slim & none.Nothing to do with Rift, WoW had simply run it's course and I moved on.I come here to read the WoW blog because I am a gamer, and as a gamer I read blogs for at least 4 other games I don't play any longer, so please, spare the stereotypes.I play a game, I don't marry it.
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