Mar 4th 2011 6:25PM I have had a similar experience. I got into the last Rift Beta, and even pre-ordered the game. After playing about 20 hours in the Head-Start, I canceled my subscription. Rift is really nothing more than WoW with a different skin, and a little WAR / EQ2 thrown in for good measure.
I have gone back to LotRO. The world of LotRO is really deep and well constructed. It actually means something to me. And the gameplay in LotRO is varied and broad. The community is also great. Sure there are the usual noobs and sociopaths; but they are quickly reported and ignored. Never to be heard from again.
Feb 24th 2011 12:21PM Like most statistics, this one needs to be taken with a grain of salt.
"Registered Accounts" means everything. Beta accounts. Pre-Orders. Previous Forum Trolls. Anybody that has created a Trion account.
Now, if they had announced a million Pre-Orders . . .
I do like Rift. And have pre-ordered CE and subbed for 6 months. It has a lot of the elements I like from other games. And a lot of new stuff as well. Had a great time in the last beta.
Feb 24th 2011 12:15PM Tom Baker as the Doctor FTW !
Feb 24th 2011 11:38AM I am thinking that Guinness people do not have a clue about how a real MMO server shard works, nor the difference between a server farm that supports games like GW, EVE, WoT, etc and ones that support traditional MMOs such as WoW, EQx, CoH/CoV, LotRO, and so forth.
In short, they have messed up.
This 'Achievement' should be pulled.
Feb 24th 2011 11:19AM No. Cross Server Group Builders (RDF ala WoW) completely destroy server community.
It may be convenient for folks that just want to grind away, but the long term effects on a game community are horrible.
If a company cares at all about the community, and long term viability of their worlds, they will not do this.
Feb 22nd 2011 5:56PM An interesting observation on MMOs and playing with other folks. I recently loaded up ES:Oblivion again. Just cannot get into it. Even though the story and mechanics are superior to just about every MMO around. Why not?
Because there are no REAL people running around.
Even if I do not interact with the other players all the time, in an MMO they are there. Doing the sort of random things only real folks can do. It makes the game world alive and real.
Just running around and tossing the occasional buff or heal on a stranger having a tough time gives way more statisfaction than playing any non-MMO game. At least for me.
I will take a real MMO any day over the Lobby based GW style of 'MMO'. EQ, EQ2, DAOC, LotRO, WoW, Planetside. Those have the style of MMO interactions that make MMOs great.
Feb 22nd 2011 3:31PM @BGExorcist
*Laughs* Sort of. If you look on the main Rift website page, you will find all the "Callings" listed under the main category of "Classes". With the Ascended Callings refered to by Trion as the "Class System".
The main point being that Chloromancer (and other Soul Trees) are not Classes OR Callings. No biggie. Looking forward to Rift mechanics, no matter what they are called. :)
Feb 22nd 2011 1:25PM @Jef Reahard
I can understand the confusion related to the information, and its sources. The info on the Chloromancer is not even on the Rift site. However, it has been on the Zam site for quite some time. As has all the info you are posting as 'Exclusive'.
Not your fault if they are giving you bogus 'Exclusive' status. But you might want to wander around some other sights before actually posting info as Exclusive. I know you should not have to do that, but it would seem prudent.
Feb 22nd 2011 12:08PM Umm. World of Tanks is NOT an MMO, mkay?
Online games such as the Battlefield series, TeamFortress, and similar titles are what they are. But what they are not, is MMOs.
This is really the wrong site to be doing Promo for this type of game, no matter how good it might be for what it is.
Feb 22nd 2011 12:04PM By the way, Jef, Chloromancer is not a 'Class', it is a Soul Tree. The class that the Chloromancer Soul Tree is part of is the Mage class. A set of three Soul Trees compose a Role. Within a character's selected Class, a player may set up 4 Roles. It is also possible to change the composition of Soul Trees within a Role, and the assignment of points within Soul Trees. But it is not (currently) possible to change a character's Class.
And this information you are posting is NOT 'Exclusive'. It has been directly copied from other sources. Some from Zam, some from the Rift website.