Good day every one.
I used to be a WoW player since release, and I will never bash the game because, well id be an idiot to do so after playing for over 6 years. But unfortunately I got to a point when I simply stopped having fun. Plain simple, no bad design, no issue with Blizzard, I personally stopped having fun and it became sort of a routine.
So here we are now: I love MMO, the feeling of communities and parties and all that stuff makes my day. I loved playing the Beta of Rift and I see a lot of potential in this game. But on the other hand, I got AoC and WAR as soon as they were released and they felt also good, but then they went down the drain, and I am honestly scared of getting Rift (keep in mind I am a student, so every penny counts in my world) and then seeing that there's no community and the game is slowly fading away. From what I have seen in the Beta, Rift is very much driven by the community, since all the Rifts open up and change the world, the game needs a substantial player base to run properly. I read all the player reviews and all the comments regarding the game, but I am still lingering over here and this is why I am asking for help.
So this is my question: What do you think of Rift. Do you see this game succeeding in the MMO field (I am not saying "WoW killer", but more of an alternative)? Since everyone is only talking about the good parts of the game (that's what I see on the forums) is there any bad experience that you had so far? If you are in the same position as me (in terms that you used to play WoW and stopped having fun) and you got Rift, does it make you happy?
I am looking forward to your answer guys. Than you in advance.
P.S. English is my second (or even third not sure) language, so please ignore any issues, regarding improper grammar or bad sentence syntax.
I thought i would add a few more details. What I am searching for are two things:
Firstly: the questing experience. I remember when I was levelling in WoW and it actually felt like an adventure rather then go there and quickly do this. On the other hand when I played WAR it always felt like a grind for me. And lastly AoC starting experience (Tartage island) was incredibly fun, but then the game lost, how to explain, the feeling of depth, and became a lonely empty football stadium where you just run back and forward. I hope this makes sense.
Second: End-game. I always loved playing a healer in WoW. Styles of healer were mainly Resto Druid or Holy/Disc Priest. What end game Rift has, in terms of mechanics (are the bosses tank-and-spank) and from a healer point of view, is it an interesting niche to fill, or do you feel like you are doing nothing.
I am hoping that people wont get offended for asking these questions, I did my research and everything looks too goo to be true, I simply would like some independent opinions regarding these questions.
Edited, Mar 6th 2011 10:03am by Cicho