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3-14-2011 @ 9:37AM
Bored with WoW but loving Rift? Um ok... it's like not liking red wine anymore but drinking white whine. Rift is such a rip-off. What will happen when the excitement of the "new" will go away?
3-14-2011 @ 9:45AM
Red and white are very different!
3-14-2011 @ 10:59AM
What will happen when the "new" wears off? People will go back to WoW. But not for the reasons anyone here are implying.What will happen is one of two things: One, People will start to miss thier WoW characters. Not the game itself, mind you, but their time invested therein. Nothing inheriently wrong here, but what's important to note is that THEY ARE NOT QUITTING BECAUSE THE GAME IS BAD.Two: People who ARE enjoying RIFT and not mising thier WoW characters will be pulled back in as their friends, who fall into group one, migrate back to WoW, because, really, who wants to be the last person at the table?It's a problem with the mindframe of most MMO gamers today. People hold and cling to WoW (social factors aside for now) largely because of the time investment involved. And while on one hand I can understand this, when put into perspective with other games, it seems pretty strange. I mean, at the end of the day, it's still a game. Weither you have a record showing you killed 500 internet dragons or no one kept count, at the end of the day it's all fairly redundent. I could get into the whole "journy vs destination" argument, but, eh, I think most people get the idea.Now, the social aspect is a bit harder to handle. Because it involves taking fundemental ideas of changing your way of viewing the MMO world and applying it to X number of people. So, there are 2 ways to handle this. 1) Successfully convince your friends, using your stories and experiences with the new game (this really applys to all new MMOs, not just RIFT), to join you, or 2) MAKE NEW FRIENDS. People do it all the time. You can to.I think the overarcing message of this Wall of Text is simply: TL;DR, Change is hard, but sometimes it can be for the best.
3-14-2011 @ 11:26AM
"Bored with WoW but loving Rift? Um ok... it's like not liking red wine anymore but drinking white whine. Rift is such a rip-off. What will happen when the excitement of the "new" will go away? "I'm fairly certain Everquest players made the same argument in 2004.To be honest, RIFT is just a damn lot of fun right now. I'm enjoying both WoW and RIFT ... although my guild is in the same position as a lot of others; we're not making progress in WoW raiding despite having good raiders on our team. 10man raiding is just a total bear right now. In WotLK, we could always go to Ulduar and ICC and at least clear a couple of bosses. We've had zero luck so far in Cata. It's frustrating to know we got our LK titles when they were relevant, but because of mechanics and artificial difficulty increases, we can't have any success.RIFT gives me none of that headache at the moment. It's a nice diversion.
3-14-2011 @ 12:12PM
Someone has clearly never had a glass of wine in their life. :D
3-14-2011 @ 1:02PM
When the "new" wears off (if that even happens before a year or 2) is there will always be another "new" to turn to.Right now I'm not even turning to a "new", I find myself spending hours in LOTRO's shire running errands and appreciating the effort they put in the actual leveling experience without making it another grind to level cap.Most veterans leaving aren't coming back, simply because they've grown tired of the same warcraft background (which is stretching to it's end anyway). We "may" come back to kick the burning legion's ass, but even then, not if the ridiculous Cataclysm settings are still there to artificially hinder progression.
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