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#1 Apr 15 2011 at 3:15 PM Rating: Good
Well guys, As you could probably have realised I'm looking to try this game out..

But I have a few questions before I go out and buy it...

1) I'll be buying the EU version.. Is the game still booming with people or will it be like a ghost town?

2) Many people I have spoke to said there are only certain classes people want for parties?, (This to me says if I level something up people don't want in a party, seems a waste of time to me)

3) I'm coming from FFXIV (Yes i've been playing it, sadly lol), Is this game grindy or is there plenty of quests?

4) If there are certain servers that I should be choosing please say? (I'm a PvE Fan, not so much PVP)


I apologize in advance if any of these question have been asked before.

Thank you

Pinkfyre.
#2 Apr 15 2011 at 3:23 PM Rating: Good
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Pinkfyre wrote:

2) Many people I have spoke to said there are only certain classes people want for parties?, (This to me says if I level something up people don't want in a party, seems a waste of time to me)


Not true. There is definitely a preference towards roles, but mages are welcome DPS and offheals, rogues are welcome DPS, bard and tanks, clerics are welcome dps/support and heals, warriors are welcome dps and tanks.
#3 Apr 15 2011 at 4:09 PM Rating: Default
There is absolutely no way to know if you would like RIFT. The RIFT like/hate is split 50/50. I would say since you are not a WoW castoff the odds are in your favor. People trying to leave WoW for RIFT are aggitated. They haven't got over their 1st love yet and they're not ready to move on.

I started gaming with FFXI. I raised a purple (yes, no one believes it tho) chocobo but couldn't afford the whistle to ride it so I quit and never looked back. Wish Square Enix had asked their fans what they wanted changed instead of going all ape for better graphics. I wanted to see manthras!

I've played everything mmo there is. RIFT feels most like EQII. It copied a few WoW mobs but I don't personally see anything else in this game that reminds me of WoW.

I liked the beginner zone where everyone got together to close RIFTs. Exciting. Although I had to buy a Graphics Card to get thru the lagg.

Dungeons are awful unless you roll tank or healer. No dungeon finder. Being rogue I'm not wanted in parties.

I like the quests a lot (but others don't, idk y?). I think quests are close to the questgiver and full of variety so I don't start to doze at my PC.

Overall, I'm very happy with this game and it was worth it to me to spend the $$$ on. And I'm not wealthy. But I am keeping my eyes peeled for the next best thing to come out (because I do not think Trion is coming out with an expansion any time soon and I'm only leveling one char to 50).

Edited, Apr 15th 2011 6:10pm by Jemcrystaline
#4 Apr 15 2011 at 4:19 PM Rating: Good
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Dungeons are awful unless you roll tank or healer. No dungeon finder. Being rogue I'm not wanted in parties.


See thats the point: a rogue can be a tank, voila you are needed. And every single 5 man needs 3 DPSers whereas they only need 1 tank and 1 healer. If you cant find a group as a DPS, it means you need to be the one starting the group or explore another role option for some flexibility.

Every class is welcome in most groups (ok so maybe the elitist douchebags wont want rogue dps in its current state, but **** those guys anyway), you just need to fill a role that hasnt already been filled in the group.
#5 Apr 15 2011 at 4:36 PM Rating: Excellent
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Jemcrystaline wrote:

I started gaming with FFXI. I raised a purple (yes, no one believes it tho) chocobo but couldn't afford the whistle to ride it so I quit and never looked back. Wish Square Enix had asked their fans what they wanted changed instead of going all ape for better graphics. I wanted to see manthras!

Ok well in the entire history of FFXI nobody ever reported raising a purple chocobo... so yeah, you didn't either

Also the whistle costs 20k gil which is ridiculously easy to make

Jemcrystaline wrote:

I've played everything mmo there is. RIFT feels most like EQII. It copied a few WoW mobs but I don't personally see anything else in this game that reminds me of WoW.


How about the entire interface and basic keymapping layout?

Jemcrystaline wrote:

Dungeons are awful unless you roll tank or healer. No dungeon finder. Being rogue I'm not wanted in parties.


DPS rogues are fine in dungeons, but seriously... you can tank, and you can be a bard, and bards are awesome in every kind of group there is

Jemcrystaline wrote:

Overall, I'm very happy with this game and it was worth it to me to spend the $$$ on. And I'm not wealthy. But I am keeping my eyes peeled for the next best thing to come out (because I do not think Trion is coming out with an expansion any time soon and I'm only leveling one char to 50).


I'm glad you like the game, but if you don't have a lot of disposable income maybe you shouldn't be so eager to abandon Rift for the "next big thing." I'd honestly be really concerned if Trion was announcing an expansion this soon (game's been out about 6 weeks now?). There's plenty to do at endgame even with just one level 50 character.

Your credibility needs work
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#6 Apr 15 2011 at 5:38 PM Rating: Excellent
People (My guild becuase frankly I don't pug) Want my DPS rogue in t2's. Specifically as DPS becuase they know I rock. Rogues were the most popular calling at first so their are plenty of bad ones. Yes we could use a slight boost but when we get it good rogues are going to be OP I guarantee and the next round of QQ will be ours to enjoy.

Game is young patches and balance is still in the works, play what you like, make freinds (Iknowcrazyright?) and run with them.

Edited, Apr 15th 2011 4:38pm by Shojindo
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#8 Apr 15 2011 at 6:18 PM Rating: Excellent
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Blue choco dude
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#9 Apr 15 2011 at 6:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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Pinkfyre wrote:
Well guys, As you could probably have realised I'm looking to try this game out..

But I have a few questions before I go out and buy it...

1) I'll be buying the EU version.. Is the game still booming with people or will it be like a ghost town?


Unfortunately I can't answer this, but including space to show I saw it...

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2) Many people I have spoke to said there are only certain classes people want for parties?, (This to me says if I level something up people don't want in a party, seems a waste of time to me)

Depending on your server or the message board you read, people do still tend to apply their own stereotypes a little (like Warrior = Tank, Cleric = Healer, Rogue = DPS, Mage = Disposable), but this has been dying down really quickly. The thing here is, all CLASSES are wanted--it's the souls being used (and the roles they play) that is the real question. If you are not willing to try out a soul--considering that they are all available to you without extra leveling once you quest them--then it may hurt you more than help you.

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3) I'm coming from FFXIV (Yes i've been playing it, sadly lol), Is this game grindy or is there plenty of quests?

Yes to both. You won't care after two hours of playing.

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4) If there are certain servers that I should be choosing please say? (I'm a PvE Fan, not so much PVP)

If you really do not like PvP, absolutely do not pick a PvP server. They are all clearly labeled on the shard select screen. You were warned.

#10 Apr 15 2011 at 9:09 PM Rating: Good
And I forgot to mention exploration. Ever run into the invisible wall in games? RIFT doesn't have any. You can go just about anywhere the landscape lets you. Mountain climbing is easy. I love to see what's around the corner and the xp ticks off constantly as you explore. Nice aspect of RIFT.
#11 Apr 15 2011 at 9:14 PM Rating: Excellent
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Jemcrystaline wrote:
And I forgot to mention exploration. Ever run into the invisible wall in games? RIFT doesn't have any. You can go just about anywhere the landscape lets you. Mountain climbing is easy. I love to see what's around the corner and the xp ticks off constantly as you explore. Nice aspect of RIFT.


They're there... generally only at the edges of the world though (and certain high mountain valleys the game seems intent on protecting for some reason). Exploration is a lot of fun in Rift though and you tend to get randomly awesome rewards for doing it, which is a nice touch
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#12 Apr 16 2011 at 5:58 AM Rating: Good
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Ok, if you are worried about being in an overpopulated class, rest assured that there are none. Like any mmo there are a ton of dps, more than a few tanks and always a need for heals. What is great about the game is you can pick any class and deside what role you want to play. I have a ranger/marksman rouge and a warden/sentinel cleric, but I can change those rolls to a number of souls that can dramatically change your playing experience. As a cleric I can heal, dps and possibly tank( have yet to try) . But it still comes down to whichever role you want to play. And as I came to rift from the aimless and dull ffxiv, this game was a welcomed change. It is similar to wow, but is that a bad thing? Imo this game is worth playing for just the invasions alone. Love those. So go to rift.com and read up on the classes to find the class w the roll you'll want to play. Enjoy.

Edited, Apr 16th 2011 8:03am by sanzulockout
#14 Apr 18 2011 at 9:03 AM Rating: Good
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Pinkfyre wrote:
1) I'll be buying the EU version.. Is the game still booming with people or will it be like a ghost town?


Still booming. Also, you can change from EU to US servers in the launcher settings, so if you can stand the latency, you can play on US shards. Smiley: smile
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#15 Apr 18 2011 at 2:50 PM Rating: Good
Thanks for the replies guys, I think i'm going to pick it up on my next payday.

Thanks again for the help :)
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