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#1 Jul 05 2011 at 7:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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... to 50, but then I decided I wanted a rogue instead of a cleric after all, so now I'm level 10 again. Why only level 10? Didn't I have a higher level rogue than that already? Well dur, she had the red hair, and I wanted white. Plus a different name.

It took me a really long time in WoW to pick a class and settle in. Which was fine, because I played WoW for five years. I don't think I'll play Rift for five years, but it's still taking me a really long time to settle on a "main."

The source of my problem isn't just my OCD about having the right name, look, order on the login screen etc. It's that each class has such an endless permutation of options, and picking one isn't about "I like sentinel better then chloromancer," it's about "I like these four sub-options, taken as a whole, better than those four sub-options." Which of course means all sub-options must be explored before you can choose the set that suits you best.

Point? Pff. We don't need no stinking point. But! I do sort of have one. I see chatter here and there about how this complex class system is actually not complex because it still boils down to cookie cutters. I'm sure for some play styles that's true, but from where I'm sitting I have an enormous array of options. For dungeons or raids, sure, you'll have a cookie cutter - or four, which is still a lot of options. For PVP, it seems like you can choose from a fairly varied set of cookie cutters rather than "this is the ONLY acceptable tree for PVP."

And for rifting? No cookie cutter. You can combine stuff in all kinds of crazy ways and still contribute quite well to public groups and rift/event situations.

Hybrid builds actually work. There's such a thing as a melee hunter (I guess, kind of). Evasion tanking is, like, a viable thing.

This class system remains my favorite thing about Rift.

#2 Jul 05 2011 at 9:14 AM Rating: Good
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Melee Ranger is actually one of the best dps builds in the game right now for rogues.

Seriously though, you have a problem and should seek help. :P
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#3 Jul 05 2011 at 9:14 AM Rating: Decent
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Well that is good to hear. Also watch out for the "x build omg pwnezs" all the time guys. You might not see it here, but on the official forums those post are usually followed up by 15 pages of people arguing why their build is better.

There is a lot of variety and also cookie cutters if you just do not feel like thinking about it.
#4 Jul 05 2011 at 10:39 AM Rating: Decent
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I have the same issue, My Cleric Was Re-Born 4-5 times before I was happy.
#5 Jul 05 2011 at 11:36 AM Rating: Decent
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I think its more a case of being a Altoholic, I suffer too, I have two Rogues, two Warriors and a Cleric and they are all 20-26 :p

I guess I just want to check out all the different feels for their play styles. So far I'm liking Rogue (primarily Assassin build) the most.

I've specced and respecced many times on all of them :)

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