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#1 Mar 01 2011 at 1:36 PM Rating: Good
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So I went to pre order pokemon black today lol, And I was looking at some PC games and saw Rift. Ive been playing ff14 since release and although the future has promise it lacks content atm, so I wanted to give either WoW another try or Rift a try. I went with Rift since its always nice to see a new mmo evolve. I cant wait to go home tonight and create my warlock! So just a few questions, is the 1st month of the game free? and how many similarities to wow? I mean I love questing and actually reading them and getting into the lore but I hope its really not just grinding quest after quest and dungeon after dungeon! Anyway I really wished I played the beta so I wouldnt be so clueless!
#2 Mar 01 2011 at 1:42 PM Rating: Excellent
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Wow, people actually do exist who are starting at retail launch. Cool.

Yes, buying the game comes with a free month of playtime. You still have to set up a subscription before you can play though, obviously. The gameplay elements are quite similar to WoW, though the class system is a nice blend of WoW and the subjob system of FFXI. You mainly do quests, but there are a wide variety of ways to level, including PvP, Rifts, or just grinding if you really feel like it. I recommend the quests though. They have done an excellent job with the environment of the game and the story (from what I've seen of it thus far, anyway).
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#3 Mar 01 2011 at 1:46 PM Rating: Good
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Its kinda funny cause the guy at the counter kept pushing WoW on me, But yah has there not been a lot of new players @ retail release? I played FF11 since day 1 and I loved the subjob system, cant wait to see how this works.
#4 Mar 01 2011 at 1:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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As someone who got to endgame in both FFXI and WoW, I can say Rift is definitely a cool game. There is a lot to do, it's a bit overwhelming at times which is a stark contrast to SE's FFXIV. I too have been playing FFXIV since release and I'm so dissapointed with it. Rift is as close to what I've been looking for that I can find probably.

Edited, Mar 1st 2011 3:01pm by Transmigration
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#5 Mar 04 2011 at 5:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Just bought it myself and after five minutes of play I had that feeling of "Here we go again..." and /exit. It just felt like the a diferent mouse on the same wheel. I know I just start but ugh, maybe I'm just not feeling it right now. I'll play later on and get out of nooby zone.
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#6 Mar 04 2011 at 5:40 PM Rating: Good
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dyvidd wrote:
Just bought it myself and after five minutes of play I had that feeling of "Here we go again..." and /exit. It just felt like the a diferent mouse on the same wheel. I know I just start but ugh, maybe I'm just not feeling it right now. I'll play later on and get out of nooby zone.


It doesnt start being interesting at all until the mid to late teens. Dont be so quick to throw it aside.
#7 Mar 05 2011 at 10:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Check out the BFF reports on Rifts to see some of the different things about it.

As for comparrison's to WoW, almost all the UI commands are the same, the basic layout is similar enough that wow players can easily figure things out without turning on Tips.

The biggest difference is the Soul system. 4 classes, 9 souls each, and I think you can have up to 4 "roles" (like dual speccing, but 4 times instead of 2!). You basically pick your armor class, (Warrior - Plate, Cleric - Chain, Rogue - Leather, Mage - Cloth), and each of those AC's give you a bunch of souls that other games would use as completely different classes (I.E. Mage - Cloth - Warlock, Mage, Priest; Rogue - Leather - Hunter, Rogue, etc.)

You get to mix and match three souls actively per toon, which is cool. I play a Pyromancer/Warlock/Archon (basically a Fire spec mage with warlock type dots, and archon as support for buffs and debuffs and mana regen).

I'm really enjoying it!
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