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  • minime2minime2 cardiffPosts: 113Member

    Are they still just catering to the pve crowd and ignoring us pvp'ers that is why i cancelled last year . Not seen anything related to pvp in 1.8 mentioned here anyone know if there is anything ?

  • tachgbtachgb SheffieldPosts: 790Member

    RIFT sure is a pretty much loved MMO.

  • AlyvianAlyvian NoesPosts: 342Member

    Originally posted by Superduper69



    Originally posted by Runtzz










    Originally posted by Superduper69









    More end game dungeons..sigh. A game called RIFT is not about rifts anymore and i suspect never will be.






















     





    You obviously missed the last patch where they added more rift raids and invasions [mod edit]










     

    I am talking about Rifts as being main focus of the game and not the raiding. Can you be really honest and tell me that Rift is still about rifts?




     

    it never was just about rifts, but you can get damn near endgame by just rift raiding, it only got named "rift" cause it is a unique feature no other game has (which they dont)

  • daltaniousdaltanious waPosts: 2,141Member Uncommon

    For now I'm completely sucked in by swtor. When I will need break or have leveled all alts to max, I'm sure back to Rift. Then pandas come. :-) And then cycle repeat. :-)

  • Superduper69Superduper69 Aurora, INPosts: 363Member

    Originally posted by Alyvian

    it never was just about rifts, but you can get damn near endgame by just rift raiding, it only got named "rift" cause it is a unique feature no other game has (which they dont)



     

    When Trion began revealing Rift it was heavely advertised on basis of dynamic events aka Rifts. The focus changed later on because they wanted to beat WOW and thus end game is all focused on raiding and not rifts.

  • AkulasAkulas GoldcoastPosts: 1,615Member Uncommon

    IA seem random and kind of get in the way of the random event thingies when you're doing it but it's good having them. Only been playing for less than a month and see new people joining up all the time. Got an offensive warrior (champion?) and a chloro mage since I see pepole always complaining about no healers in the group. Only problem is that the game doens't offer anything which hasn't already been done before but it's still fun and gets lots of updates.

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  • PuremallacePuremallace Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,856Member

    Originally posted by Alyvian



    Originally posted by Superduper69



     

    it never was just about rifts, but you can get damn near endgame by just rift raiding, it only got named "rift" cause it is a unique feature no other game has (which they dont)




     

    Anyone on this site can label me super Trion fanboi with a serious hardon for this dev, but I do agree with him. As a dev you can not say you are the most dynamic dev ever and have this sense of community when they can not pick a direction.

     

    Right now we have this tier 3 raid and all this mention of new instanced content + trade skills and yes I am excited. I am also a realist. I realize I probably will not see the inside of Infernal or Maelforge for that matter probably until sometime in 2013 and I am in a 5/11 HK guild.

     

    They are not even attempting to add a new Planar set on par with Hk gear, there is no daily raid rift for the tier 2 stuff, and the price for tier 1 raid planar rift gear take roughly 7+ weeks of grinding Rifts. One thing Guild Wars 2 will do to this genre that is long over due is give a shock to these hardcore "raid or die" devs that are out there.

     

    I mean the raiding playerbase is even smaller then that of WoW's and Blizzard came around to the idea that it is probably a bad idea to piss off the other 70% who are casuals. I am not saying nerf the content, but you do have these Rift things that are being completely neglected right now.

     

     

  • xKingdomxxKingdomx SydneyPosts: 1,541Member

    Originally posted by Superduper69



    Originally posted by Runtzz










    Originally posted by Superduper69









    More end game dungeons..sigh. A game called RIFT is not about rifts anymore and i suspect never will be.






















     





    You obviously missed the last patch where they added more rift raids and invasions [mod edit]










     

    I am talking about Rifts as being main focus of the game and not the raiding. Can you be really honest and tell me that Rift is still about rifts?




     

    The game should've been called Planes of Telera or something, rifts is a very small part of the game. I loved the zone invasion, wished they did more with it. It was a persisent group raiding content, instead of all these instanced content.

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  • AlyvianAlyvian NoesPosts: 342Member

    Originally posted by Puremallace



    Originally posted by Alyvian










    Originally posted by Superduper69







     




    it never was just about rifts, but you can get damn near endgame by just rift raiding, it only got named "rift" cause it is a unique feature no other game has (which they dont)










     

    Anyone on this site can label me super Trion fanboi with a serious hardon for this dev, but I do agree with him. As a dev you can not say you are the most dynamic dev ever and have this sense of community when they can not pick a direction.

     

    Right now we have this tier 3 raid and all this mention of new instanced content + trade skills and yes I am excited. I am also a realist. I realize I probably will not see the inside of Infernal or Maelforge for that matter probably until sometime in 2013 and I am in a 5/11 HK guild.

     

    They are not even attempting to add a new Planar set on par with Hk gear, there is no daily raid rift for the tier 2 stuff, and the price for tier 1 raid planar rift gear take roughly 7+ weeks of grinding Rifts. One thing Guild Wars 2 will do to this genre that is long over due is give a shock to these hardcore "raid or die" devs that are out there.

     

    I mean the raiding playerbase is even smaller then that of WoW's and Blizzard came around to the idea that it is probably a bad idea to piss off the other 70% who are casuals. I am not saying nerf the content, but you do have these Rift things that are being completely neglected right now.

     

     




     

    sodding quote, anyway, ya can get nearly on par gear through the ember isle raid rifts, you just can not buy it YET. Next

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,187Member Uncommon

    I love the game and the service Trion provides.  They offer a lot of content for the price of the subscription and I'm happy with that.  This is the most fun I've had gaming in an MMO since Lineage.  My server has a great community.

  • ElethonElethon San Diego, CAPosts: 122Member Uncommon

    I've enjoyed this game every time I go back, just wish I could get better FPS with my $2k machine.



     

  • Superduper69Superduper69 Aurora, INPosts: 363Member

    Originally posted by Alyvian



     

    sodding quote, anyway, ya can get nearly on par gear through the ember isle raid rifts, you just can not buy it YET. Next

    No you can not, its not even close to end game gear. And even if it was 'nearly on par' just proves what i stated earlier that Rift is more about end game raiding than dynamic events.

  • illspawnillspawn Houston, TXPosts: 80Member

    I look forward to 1.8 and all that it brings. I have yet to run out of things to do in the game and I have played since release. There are so many different things to do in the game that it is hard to do finish it all. I play about 10 hours a week when possible.

    I am not sure why people are having problems with their FPS I have a GTX 275 and have no problems literally. However, the rest of my system is higher end and I have found that the game is more CPU dependent than one would think. So if you got a cheap processor that may be the difference and I have seen computers that cost 2k have cheap processors. If you can get an I7 quadcore and overclock it to 4.0ghz, watercooled of course. Watercooling is cheap nowdays and easy. My point is that it probably isn't a graphics card issue as being mine is pretty old but a matter of the processor and of course bump up the RAM (or memory) never hurts.

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,187Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Superduper69

    Originally posted by Alyvian




     

    sodding quote, anyway, ya can get nearly on par gear through the ember isle raid rifts, you just can not buy it YET. Next

    No you can not, its not even close to end game gear. And even if it was 'nearly on par' just proves what i stated earlier that Rift is more about end game raiding than dynamic events.

    Gear you buy with ISS (source stones from rifts, raid rifts, invasions, some daily quests, and instant adventures) is exactly on par with tier 1 raid gear and 4 pieces even give synergy stone bonuses.  Regular Marks can be earned through expert dungeons and raids and is a faster path to that gear than ISS which takes a lot longer.  In short you don't need to raid for top quality gear.  If you love to rift and do other things than dungeons and raids you can earn equivalent gear.

    Tier 2 raid gear (HK gear) can only be earned through expert and master mode dungeons and raids.

    The game does reward raiding, but it certainly doesn't only reward raiding.  And it offers all sorts of options that let people play how they want and reward them for doing so.  Outside of a few guilds that build their identity on being "high end raiders" most people, on my server, don't go around calling themselves soloers, raiders, or anything else.  Most people just do the stuff they find fun.

  • kariliarekariliare GUADALAJARAPosts: 1Member

    is a funny game. And the pvp is good. And trion add more things in the last year

  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid hell, NJPosts: 6,753Member Uncommon

    guild taverns. Every mmo should have those. i like it

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  • ThamorisThamoris Tri-Cities, WAPosts: 684Member Common

    I played Rift hard for 10 months. I had high hopes for this game. It was ok, first time leveling through was fun...second time, meh...third time, I gave up.

    The end game is just a grind for better and better gear. Not my idea of fun. I enjoy the journey more than the end game.

    Rift needs more non-raid content. Housing, crafting, building, and leveling content.

    Not everyone plays games for thrills, some play to relax....usually your older people, the ones with the money...we get enough thrills in real life and play games to relax.

    I'm playing Age of Conan now and loving it.

    Lots of alt play, blood and gore, great graphics, unique combat...only thing it misses is a decent crafting game, which is in the works as we speak.

    I keep my on Rift though. I could return if they add in more mid game content. I'm not holding my breath though. Seems to me they are going the way of WoW and trying to make players chase that end game carrot.









     




     

  • herculeshercules lancashire,blackpoolPosts: 4,788Member Uncommon
    Rift might be a clone but its taking updates to a new level.keep up the grand job.
  • RuntzzRuntzz Yakima, WAPosts: 11Member

    Originally posted by Superduper69



    Originally posted by Runtzz










    Originally posted by Superduper69









    More end game dungeons..sigh. A game called RIFT is not about rifts anymore and i suspect never will be.






















     





    You obviously missed the last patch where they added more rift raids and invasions [mod edit]










     

    I am talking about Rifts as being main focus of the game and not the raiding. Can you be really honest and tell me that Rift is still about rifts?




     

    Yes I can really be honest and tell you that Rift is still about rifts. I was wrong about it being the last patch it was 1.6 Ember Isle was released. Back to the question. 

    If you follow the story line all the raids and dungeons are based off rifts. The mobs and creatures you fight in the dungeons came from the rifts that started spawning in telara. Greenscale is a god that came from the life plane. Alsbeth is Regulos's minion and Regulos is the god of the death plane. Hammerknell Akylios is the god of the water plane. Wether you you want to believe it or not the game is always been based around rifts. I know they haven't done much with the invasion system, but the player base is what made them change the direction not enough people were participating in the game. A lot of them were focused on getting to 50 and raiding skipping all the rift events, but in 1.6 they did bring a lot back to this system for the casual player by introducing the Ember Isle events and new planar gear you could buy from a vendor that you need the rift system currency.

  • Stimos8Stimos8 MelbournePosts: 163Member

    Your all forgetting one thing here, whether rift is supposed to be mainly about rifts or not does not matter, what matters here is that there will be a raid in a volcano... omg

    I personally have no idea why people are still playing games like wow and tor when theres rift out, but oh well.

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