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3-07-2011 @ 8:13AM
the husband already has a level 17 something or another on RIFT. The more I watch him play over his shoulder the more I'm tempted to purchase the download.But, I've never been a gamer before WoW so I'm not sure I'd be able to transition to another game, no matter how shiny and awesome
3-07-2011 @ 8:20AM
And anyway, when I asked my husband what class his character in RIFT was, he replied,"Paladin.""But, you have a pet." I protested.He then said with a little too much glee, "I knoooooow!"
3-07-2011 @ 9:01AM
Rift is really amazing. I feel it is very polished for how new it is and the way the class combinations work is amazing. For anyone not familiar w/ Rift: you pick an archtype (Warrior, Rogue, Cleric, Mage) Then you pick 3 specializations, which you can pick form anything for that class. In WoW terms you might make a ranged caster giving him the lock affliction tree, the mage fire tree, and the priest discipline tree. You unlock the higher level spells from a tree by spending points in it. So to unlock say power word: sheild you may have to invest 20 points in the discipline tree. It works out well and makes for a lot of fun trying different combinations.
3-07-2011 @ 9:17AM
Yep, got to level 22 in Rift last night. It was mind boggling when I stopped in Iron Tombs (the first instance) and realized my Tank was a rogue, my Healer was a rogue [bard], melee DPS was straight rogue and I.... Me and my Dire Wolf as a Ranger was a rogue. Last guy was a melee DPS.. Cleric.
3-07-2011 @ 9:53AM
It's a great game, and has pulled nearly my entire WoW guild over. And don't worry about picking up a new game, that's one thing Trion has done well with this game: its default keys are nearly identical to the WoW set, just pick a class and go. My one caution is that it has many temptations for those that have short attention spans. A fedex quest took me 1.5 hours yesterday because I stopped at every rift and invasion along the way.
3-07-2011 @ 10:41AM
My husband and his best friend both quit WoW (leaving me in charge of our raiding guild!?!) and have devoted themselves fully to Rift. He is a level 43 Chloromancer/Warlock/Elemental Summoner. A healing mage, basically. He. Heals. As. A. Mage! Apparently Chloromancers are some of the strongest healers in the game right now.He is loving it and refuses to even consider coming back to WoW. He says when Wow has mages that can heal, warriors who have pets, and rogues who can tank or heal, and massive zone wide invasion raids he might think about it, lol.
3-07-2011 @ 11:43AM
I'd love to try Rift out. But the don't have a Mac version yet, and I am not willing to spend the time need to set up dual-booting on my iMac. And yes, I'm familiar with Bootcamp, and no, I don't want to have to go get a copy of Win7 to lay on it. I'll just wait the 6 months or so. I'm sure Trion will want to get as many of us as possible, so they'll invest some dev time in a native Mac variant.
3-07-2011 @ 12:10PM
I'm purchasing Rift in about a week, not because it's awesome (which it is) but because I'm so bored of the WoW lore & devs (been playing since the start of BC) that anything solid enough will do.I tried almost all MMOs on the market (RO, WH, AoC, RoM, PW, Aion, Atlantica) but always came back to WoW in the end simply because it's such a polished game, but with cataclysm, it feels like the devs purposedly made the game un-fun (tanks have to mark, plan CCs, know encounters by heart on their FIRST run just like in BC, dps have to sit in queue for nearly an hour just get a chance at finishing their daily, healing is simply a chore now) so yeah, I've been looking for anything that was new, strong AND still had the fun factor.Tried DCUO for over a month, it's a great game but the company doesn't give a damn about the PC version so its a game that will always remain handicapped because of its PS3 counterpart.Rift looks like it's taken a lot from everybody else on the market, stuck it in a WoW setting and the result looks quite promising. I was put off by their offensive add at first, but honestly after being treated like dirt by Blizz for months now I don't mind it so much anymore.
3-07-2011 @ 1:37PM
Hmm. As someone who has played RPG's since paper and pencil D&D I would say the fundamentalist in me would never want to play a game with classes like that. I'm not saying WoW is perfect. I'm sure RIFT is a lot of fun. The idea of having a Mage be a healer or a Rogue doing much other than slashing/backstabbing etc. Doesn't sound right. There are many things I don't like about WoW that have gotten away from what basic RPGs were like. I'm going to try and stick to my guns so to speak. WoW is and will be the only MMO I play. When I am done I am done (I hope) and will go back to playing console games :)
3-07-2011 @ 7:39PM
I'm with Noyou on the balance issue. Things may seem cool when everyone is everything they'd ever want to be NOW, but it simply can't last. Either the nerf bat will come down hard, everyone will be the same uber-spec, or the game will just die. Humans tend to screw this kind of thing up pretty good. It's basic game theory that there have to be some sort of limits, and the classic ones have 30+ years of tradition behind them. There's a reason they've survived three generations of gamers with very little change...Also I fear CoH-syndrome with end game RIFT. If there's everything when you're level 1, what's the point of hitting max level? Once you have, your sense of accomplishment will likely suffer. It isn't like you're suddenly going to go raiding, you're already raiding and have been since the newbie area.Time will tell, I suppose, but I worry.
3-07-2011 @ 10:50PM
We quit WoW for Rift and have never been happier. It's the most polished MMO at launch that I have ever seen. The talent system is revolutionary and has never been done before and it's graphics make WoW look like a steaming pile.
3-08-2011 @ 4:47AM
Im scared of RIFT.... ive lost almost 1/2 my raid team to it, and am afraid that if i try, il be the next one.... nope not gonna do it.....
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