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    Rift Online Beta

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    Why You Should Care About Rift: Planes of Telara

    Post by Kromel on Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:47 pm

    Whether it's because of vast improvements since we last saw it, or simply that the PCs here at IGN are pretty darn powerful, Rift: Planes of Telara is now an undeniably gorgeous game, and an MMO that any fan of World of Warcraft or EverQuest should pay a great deal of attention to, because it is also a lot of fun. Rift is built for experienced MMO players. Its setting, Telara, is a world enveloped by a war between the Defiants and the Guardians and several non-player factions, all vying for territory and dominance.


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    Rift Online Beta

    Post by Kromel on Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:08 am

    I just got accepted in to the Rift Online beta. I'll take screenshots and let everyone know what I think. Keep in mind though, I'm a HARSH MMO critic. So I'm already expecting the worse out of this game.


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    Re: Rift Online Beta

    Post by ephie on Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:33 am

    Merged these for the sake of topic.

    Cool mate! I need to look more into Rift, see a bit of what it's about, but I love me some beta info. Grin Keep us up to date!


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    Re: Rift Online Beta

    Post by Wildman on Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:42 am

    It is quite intriguing. I am not a fan of WOW by any means due to its tediousness and slow leveling not to mention the people that have played it since before expansions NADER *cough cough*. But this seems like an interesting alternative. The summarized plot of the game alone was interesting. Let me know how you like it.
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    Re: Rift Online Beta

    Post by Kromel on Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:21 pm

    I have played a few hours of it today. I'm lvl 9 Rogue Ranger/Nightblade. You have your base classes: Rogue, Warrior, Cleric, and Mage. However, each classes have 3 sub-classes you can freely put points in to so that you can truly tailor your character the way you want it.

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    Re: Rift Online Beta

    Post by Kromel on Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:24 pm

    As I was walking by, a rift opens in the sky. Monsters pour from it to kick my arse.


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    Re: Rift Online Beta

    Post by Wildman on Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:26 pm

    Kromel wrote:I have played a few hours of it today. I'm lvl 9 Rogue Ranger/Nightblade. You have your base classes: Rogue, Warrior, Cleric, and Mage. However, each classes have 3 sub-classes you can freely put points in to so that you can truly tailor your character the way you want it.

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    So it sort of works like WOW where you have 3 talent trees to pick from but in Rift you get to pick 2 to put points in that give you mixed abilities? Graphics look pretty good too.
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    Re: Rift Online Beta

    Post by Kromel on Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:35 pm

    you can go in to all 3, I just haven't trained in to the third profession.
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    Re: Rift Online Beta

    Post by Kromel on Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:42 pm

    The Characters look good, however, Rift's "elf" race looks too much like Cameron's Avatar characters.

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    Re: Rift Online Beta

    Post by Wildman on Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:44 pm

    Kromel wrote:The Characters look good, however, Rift's "elf" race looks too much like Cameron's Avatar characters.


    No offense but your elf looks like he could hang/cut himself at any moment so i would keep an eye on him.
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    Re: Rift Online Beta

    Post by Kromel on Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:53 pm

    Wildman wrote:
    No offense but your elf looks like he could hang/cut himself at any moment so i would keep an eye on him.

    No, I agree. I really didn't spend too much on character creation. All I did was change hair and eye color.
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    Re: Rift Online Beta

    Post by Xian on Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:37 pm

    mm, to me the setup looks a lot like they mashed wow with warhammer
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    Re: Rift Online Beta

    Post by Kromel on Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:44 pm

    Xian wrote:mm, to me the setup looks a lot like they mashed wow with warhammer

    That is EXACTLY what they did. Warhammer's PvP kicked the snot out of anything in MMO's. The quests sucked. So far, the feel is like WoW.
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    Re: Rift Online Beta

    Post by Xian on Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:47 pm

    warhammer pvp? i hope they also copied Wh's penalty if a high level char walked into a low level pvp area, that shit was funny to see
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    Re: Rift Online Beta

    Post by Demon on Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:01 pm

    This game looks really good but looks can be deceiving ie Aion. But if you say it plays like WoW PvE and hits like WH PvP seems I'll be checking this out when I get the chance.
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    Re: Rift Online Beta

    Post by ephie on Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:16 pm

    And if they have Guild Wars lack of grind and lack of wait for good content, then it'll be perfect. I'm anxious to await. Grin


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    Re: Rift Online Beta

    Post by Kromel on Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:25 pm

    As of this time, I have NO idea what the PvP is like. I do know that at the start, it's faction based. The Guardians vs The Defiants, with no side really good or evil. The difference is in the belief.

    PVP

    Faction based, there are two factions. The differing factions cannot team up or guild
    PvP will be completely consensual on PvE servers. [16]
    There are "battlegrounds/scenarios". [20]
    You can level with PVP, but you will need to some PVE. [26]
    For faction population balance "...they intend to make up the player deficit by introducing NPCs where necessary." [35] (Hartsman made a special comment about this tidbit, see his post here.)
    Servers could "potentially spawn RIFT events that encourage TEMPORARY and LIMITED world PVP" [45]
    Full PVP server may see "ton of fast paced action revolving around RIFTS & Invasions" [45]
    In general, opening or closing a rift on a PvE server does not flag you for pvp.

    No idea on what the scenarios are like.


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    Re: Rift Online Beta

    Post by Demon on Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:33 pm

    Hmm sounds interesting but kinda iffy at the same time.
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    Re: Rift Online Beta

    Post by Kromel on Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:44 pm

    Demon wrote:Hmm sounds interesting but kinda iffy at the same time.

    Aye, so far, the game looks pretty. Leveling so far is pretty fast. The quests are not too boring, but built off the same formula of "Kill 3 arse #1 and arse #2". Other than that,I want to know more about the PVP system before I make my judgement.

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    Re: Rift Online Beta

    Post by Wildman on Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:01 pm

    Kromel wrote:
    Demon wrote:Hmm sounds interesting but kinda iffy at the same time.

    Aye, so far, the game looks pretty. Leveling so far is pretty fast. The quests are not too boring, but built off the same formula of "Kill 3 arse #1 and arse #2". Other than that,I want to know more about the PVP system before I make my judgement.


    Ugh i wish there was something more creative for questing that they could think of but i guess its kind of limited. Let me know how PVP goes.
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    Re: Rift Online Beta

    Post by catalyticCthulhu on Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:09 pm

    Kromel wrote:
    Xian wrote:mm, to me the setup looks a lot like they mashed wow with warhammer

    That is EXACTLY what they did. Warhammer's PvP kicked the snot out of anything in MMO's. The quests sucked. So far, the feel is like WoW.

    Keep in mind that Warhammer's PVP is a direct descendant of Dark Age of Camelot's RvR that was superb.. Mythic knows how to make damn good PvP(as well as solid PvE).
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    Re: Rift Online Beta

    Post by catalyticCthulhu on Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:09 pm

    So I got an invite into Rift Beta. My initial impressions are pretty favorable.. Fairly neat class system is what is standing out so far. When you start you can only choose from 4 base classes which made me say meh.. Generic.. Warrior, Cleric, Mage, Rogue.. BUT your first quest lets you select 1 of 8 subclasses(called souls) right off the bat. 2 quests later and you select yet another subclass(you end up with 3 total.. though I think you can get them all and have 3 active) and can spend your points gained with leveling into any of your skill trees.

    Won't say much else honoring the NDA, but I strongly suggest you all hit up the website and sign up for beta. I made a brand new account with Trion Thursday night, applied for beta, and had an invite in my inbox the next morning. They do beta test events like some other betas I have been a part of. This one is Friday morning to Monday morning. I imagine it follows this type of schedule weekly. Look forward to seeing you online... Hit me up on steam/xfire/email/here and I will tell you which shards I have characters on.

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