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#102 Feb 18 2011 at 1:25 AM Rating: Decent
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I think some people use the word 'graphics' to mean theme, however, and in that sense I could see someone drawing parallels to WoW, but even then there's a fairly substantial distinction.

this is what I was getting at, art style.

I don't see how one could say they're similar, other than they're both swords and sorcery in setting, which is more than a fair share of MMORPGs. Rift races are fairly anatomically correct, with realistic proportions. Lotro and FFXIV both have the same take, being fairly realistic portrayals. WoW and Warhammer have races with hugely exaggerated proportions. Orcs could not exist; no creature has anything close to their shoulder spacing. This gives the games a "cartoony" look.

WoW also has fairly flamboyant armor Rift lacks. While I'll grant you that rogues wielding maces upside down and swinging against the force of gravity is incredibly stupid, it isn't showy--or should I say glowy!

Rift's art style is far from unique, but it happens to be like other games--not like WoW.
#103 Feb 18 2011 at 10:57 AM Rating: Good
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Again maybe I'm not giving the game a fair shake, (I will play it some more) but perhaps the art direction/graphics isn't distinct enough initially.

Originality counts a lot in my book. At first glance (much like mine) Rift looks like a WoW clone. After some time is invested, as I'm sure Allegory you can attest to, that the two games become pretty different and distinct.

That first impression will take some time to wear off on me.

#104 Feb 18 2011 at 11:05 AM Rating: Good
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I will be there with bells on, 2/24. Just need a good server and a guild that has a sense of humor.

Hey ex-FFXIV peeps...where ya headed? Maybe we should stick together.
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#105 Feb 18 2011 at 1:48 PM Rating: Good
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I will be there with bells on, 2/24. Just need a good server and a guild that has a sense of humor.

Hey ex-FFXIV peeps...where ya headed? Maybe we should stick together.


You look like you're a regular poster here. I recommend http://rift.zam.com/forum.html?forum=222&mid=1297801018194317634&page=1.
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#106 Feb 18 2011 at 1:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Again maybe I'm not giving the game a fair shake, (I will play it some more) but perhaps the art direction/graphics isn't distinct enough initially.

Originality counts a lot in my book. At first glance (much like mine) Rift looks like a WoW clone. After some time is invested, as I'm sure Allegory you can attest to, that the two games become pretty different and distinct.

That first impression will take some time to wear off on me.



Really? I've been playing World of Warcraft for 5 years and my first impressions of the art direction and graphics were pretty far from WoW. Very far. If anything, my initial impression was that it sort of had the WAR feeling. I mean, just because it's fantasy doesn't mean it looks like WoW.
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#107 Feb 18 2011 at 4:49 PM Rating: Default
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No, I will not purchase RIFT. This game has already been done (and much better): see EverQuest and WoW. RIFT is just a rip of those two games. Skill ability trees? Come on, if you're going to rip from a game, at least try to make it appear unique. I bet the game has exclamation points and question marks above NPC's heads. No thanks. Free, maybe? Pay, not a chance. Not paying for something when it's just a stylized version of something much better.
#108 Feb 18 2011 at 5:00 PM Rating: Good
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I bet the game has exclamation points and question marks above NPC's heads.


Meaning you haven't even played a tiny bit of it... Thanks for your opinion on a game you've never played.
#109 Feb 18 2011 at 6:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Simool wrote:
I will be there with bells on, 2/24. Just need a good server and a guild that has a sense of humor.

Hey ex-FFXIV peeps...where ya headed? Maybe we should stick together.


Welcome to Rift! Enjoy your stay!

(Please leave those gawdawful oversized FFXIV sigs at the door.)
#110 Feb 18 2011 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
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I have played WoW sense it began and like 5 other games of the type. I have gotten very tired of them all and have canceled my subscription to WoW. I have been playing Rift and have found it similar but refreshing all the same. There have been no real problems, glitches or down time. The game seems much more polished than WoW or any other game from the very start.
Where WoW has gone wrong is listen to all the little cry babies about it being difficult and turned it into a game for the noob that wants to gather gear by NOT doing the work. Any noob can just walk threw WoW to the end game on someone else's coat tales. If it isn't hard it isn't worth doing and isn't as fun in my opinion. WoW has softened all it's content. Not to say Wow doesn't have a few hard fights but it's only a few at the end game.

I have purchased Rift and will be playing it.
#111 Feb 19 2011 at 7:09 AM Rating: Decent
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I dont think i will.. this games laggs way to much on my computer, even at lowest detail with low thing activated..
if there was an option to put the graphics even lower, i would buy it for sure.
#112 Feb 19 2011 at 3:38 PM Rating: Decent
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I dont think i will.. this games laggs way to much on my computer, even at lowest detail with low thing activated..
if there was an option to put the graphics even lower, i would buy it for sure.


It's time to upgrade that computer of yours Showlet. I built my computer to handle the best graphics out there. I play at ultra and it is a beautiful looking game. The truth is people will have a hard time with Rift on the computers they play WoW with. The game will definitely act laggy and choppy if you bought your computer to check your e-mail and web surf and is over 3 or more years old. Lots of people think it's a game problem when they have lag and choppy graphics when really it's just the computer that can't keep up.

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I will start first: I gave this game a fair chance, and sadly it was not unique enough to be considered worth my time/money.

granted it was fun. but this was for a day of playing... I can't imagine doing this for more levels.

please do not try to persuade me, but rather tell me and the forums whether or not you will be purchasing and why.


This is for all the people who say it's a copy or to similar to other MMORPGs.

Definitions of MMORPG = Massively multiplayer online role-playing game is a genre of computer role-playing games in which a very large number of players interact with one another within a virtual game world.

MMORPGs are of the same concept and very similar because it's the style of game or category of games. You have to consider that a MMORPGs is a Role Playing Game style of game with the same basic goals. (MFPS)Multiplayer First Person Shooters are all have similar goals to each another. (RTS)Real Time Strategies are all similar. There are a lot of types of games and there are new styles coming out all the time. So I would suggest that you research the type or style of game you are really looking for. Before saying it's not unigue or that it's the same.
It just might be that you are just tired of MMORPGs but to say it's wasn't unique is like saying, I wanted to play MMORPG with quests, levels, gear, online populated, with group events and a storyline in a virtual game world but it has to be unique. How unigue could it be?


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#113 Feb 20 2011 at 2:40 AM Rating: Decent
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WoW was and still is a good game. However, I think Rift is a vast improvement on the formula.

The dynamic events are **** fun to do. You could, in theory, go all the way to max level just doing these (though, they don't give much cash so don't expect to be able to afford anything).

The Soul system allows for unprecedented customization. No longer are you stuck with the same 3 skill trees, but instead you can choose 3 of 8. That's 336 different specs PER CLASS. Granted not all combos will be great (or even good) but I don't know of another game that allows that much customization.

I'll happily pay a month fee for this. I've doubted anyone was ever going to top WoW. However, with some advertising and good word of mouth, Rift is likely to become serious competition.
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#114 Feb 20 2011 at 2:50 AM Rating: Decent
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My five cents..

Joined up for the open beta going on atm. I had never heard about rift previously and just by accident i saw an add on gamespot.

So..

- Graphics.. i have all on Ultra and its not impressive, far from it.
- Sound very nice, i like the details.
- Questing and Leveling, indeed satisfying.
- Dungeon (IT), not very good. Too easy.


Im in a 50/50% chance of buying it or not.. ive played my share of mmporgs and i would like to see that the game survives the first month.

#115 Feb 20 2011 at 10:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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inter83 wrote:

- Dungeon (IT), not very good. Too easy.


Keep in mind that this is a late-teens dungeon, one of the first that new players will ever try, AND that it comes back in an expert mode at 50 with upgraded mechanics and difficulty. I found IT pretty fun myself, and a bit tougher than other low-level content in games I have played. There were a few challenging mechanics - going in we didn't know that the kings would have to be fought together so we wiped. Wiped in the ghost lantern room before we figured out the mechanic. And we wiped fighting the altars that spawn more adds as they are hit. All of those were pretty good, and more strategy than your standard "zerg it all down!" first dungeon I'm used to finding.
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#116 Feb 20 2011 at 10:56 PM Rating: Decent
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LockeColeMA wrote:
inter83 wrote:

- Dungeon (IT), not very good. Too easy.


Keep in mind that this is a late-teens dungeon, one of the first that new players will ever try, AND that it comes back in an expert mode at 50 with upgraded mechanics and difficulty. I found IT pretty fun myself, and a bit tougher than other low-level content in games I have played. There were a few challenging mechanics - going in we didn't know that the kings would have to be fought together so we wiped. Wiped in the ghost lantern room before we figured out the mechanic. And we wiped fighting the altars that spawn more adds as they are hit. All of those were pretty good, and more strategy than your standard "zerg it all down!" first dungeon I'm used to finding.


Things also tend to ramp up relatively well as you level up. I'm hearing some kvetching about Runic Descent being too short/too easy even though the maps you see of the instance clearly show that you're only given access to roughly half the dungeon in the leveling version.

I had hoped to poke around in RD and Fall of Lantern Hook this beta but my last two dungeon groups were such a disappointment that I decided to hold off. I'm looking forward to seeing them as well as whatever dungeon(s) we didn't have access to during the beta, but my experience has been that if you don't go in with a group of people who have a clue, you don't succeed. Gave me flashbacks to my days of raiding on the Nordrassil server in WoW where you've wiped enough that everyone has experienced all of the mechanics and should know how to handle themselves but they still can't get the job done. Boo.
#117 Feb 21 2011 at 3:58 PM Rating: Good
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Alright, alright.

After some more playtime and a changing of classes (from rogue to paragon), I think I'll be purchasing Rift.

It's just a fun game.

It runs well on my computer and the graphics/effects are great. The rift/public groups/quests are fun and give a sense of purpose and immersion.

The more I play, the more Rift develops and defines itself apart from other games.

The only problem I find myself having (and it's a small one) is that you can't bind things with the mouse scroll wheel. I know there are workarounds, but I'd rather wait for something official.

#118 Feb 21 2011 at 4:02 PM Rating: Good
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The more I play, the more Rift develops and defines itself apart from other games.



Exactly. And it's a shame that so many people will have given up on it before the game really becomes its own.
#119 Mar 07 2011 at 2:55 AM Rating: Default
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instead of this game, i decided to purchase darkfall...

games awesome and awesome graphics (on good computers)
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#120 Mar 07 2011 at 8:56 AM Rating: Good
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Bought it last night via download and I must say I'm already enjoying it.

I had about 45 minutes of play last night and the leveling so far seems very smooth. There are some wowesque things I do wish I could have on rift, but for the most part I can handle not having them.

The one thing that has me though... Character models look amazing.

EDIT: Almost forgot... HAI THAR LOCKE!

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#122 Jun 25 2011 at 11:39 PM Rating: Default
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Philliden wrote:
I bet the game has exclamation points and question marks above NPC's heads.


Meaning you haven't even played a tiny bit of it... Thanks for your opinion on a game you've never played.


Oh gee, look, I was correct. Not difficult to see it coming. The OP asked for an opinion; you are a non-factor.

Edited, Jun 26th 2011 12:40am by Philliden
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