I hated WAR. It was easily the worst MMO I've ever played, next to FFXIV. The graphics were horrendous, as were the animations, sounds, and NPCs. I have no idea how anyone enjoyed that game.
Despite my hatred for that terrible game, I just pre-ordered Rift after hearing many good things about it and I'm hoping Trion has done something amazing this time around. The character design and animations aren't really my cup of tea, but the world looks nice and the game has PvP/Raids.
*As a former player of FFXI and WoW since launch, what can I expect? I've heard it's similar to WoW but still does it's own thing. Great to hear. How does it deviate as far as the combat system is concerned?
*How is the music? While most people turn their iTunes on or whatever nowadays, I'm still one of those players who listens to the game BGM. Listening to outside music just ruins the immersion for me for some reason. WoW had decent music and FFXI had incredible music. How would you compare Rifts if you have any experience with said games? Does the music fade in and out to something different between zones?
*Can you swim? I know it's dumb to some people, but it's one thing that really turned me off in Aion and FFXIV after being spoiled by WoW.
*Exploration? One of my favorite things to do besides kill people is explore new MMO worlds. I've heard it's not incredibly vast, which is fine since it's a new release; but does the terrain vary? Are all climates represented such as jungle, forest, desert, arctic, marsh, etc?
I know it's a lot, but I figured most of us are bored waiting until tomorrow morning anyway. Thanks for your time.
***I was there on the first day of headstart and so far I've been able to answer many of these questions myself. It's not exactly what I'm looking for in an MMO but the launch has been really good so far and it's close. I don't think it's better than warcraft, but it's a fun game for now. We'll see.
Edited, Mar 2nd 2011 11:11am by Transmigration