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[Review] Rift: Storm Legion is a Winner

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  • FoomerangFoomerang Portland, ORPosts: 5,564Member Uncommon

    The debate over which game does dynamic events better. Its really just personal preference. I feel rift's approach is better, but i also think gw2 integrates theirs better into the flow of the game, landscape, surroundings etc.

    Rifts zone invasions are truly massive and the hunt rifts are a great blend of player created events, environmental interaction, and boss fights.

  • AstraeisAstraeis AmsterdamPosts: 331Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Foomerang

    The debate over which game does dynamic events better. Its really just personal preference. I feel rift's approach is better, but i also think gw2 integrates theirs better into the flow of the game, landscape, surroundings etc.

    Rifts zone invasions are truly massive and the hunt rifts are a great blend of player created events, environmental interaction, and boss fights.

    Neither the dynamic content of Rift nor the dynamic content of GW2 is really dynamic.

    It takes one to know one.

  • daltaniousdaltanious waPosts: 2,142Member Uncommon
    In my eyes I see Rift splitting 3th and 4th place with Gw2, while 1sta nd 2nd are firmly held by Swtor and Wow. Enjoyed a lot Rift since release, have 2 maxed out alts, but left remaining 2 defiant (even if game, guardians are too much of religious fanatics for me to play them) somewhere in middle of road to top  because I had enough of that constant epic invasions that completely prevented gameplay in some areas. As rifts are nice idea, they easily become main deterrent. I remember that sometimes could not play anything for full week as at any time I had relatively short time to play quest hub ware infested by invaders that were killing in seconds any npc or player respawning there. At some point I had enough of Rift and cancelled sub, never looking back. Rifts hould not occure in such areas. I'm tempted to resub but still not know if this silly idea of rifts in quest hubs have been removed. If there would be a lot of players always online this would not be problem, but at the time I left Rift usually I was nearly alone it looks on my server.
  • sancher36sancher36 housePosts: 457Member

    The game is not for everyone but in the end you have to admit that trion are still doing a great job in pushing out content to keep the game fresh. 

    Now as for gw2 I lasted a week playing it before it got boring to me and I returned to rift. 

  • JycesJyces Essex, ONPosts: 7Member
    When I first saw 'Rift: Storm Legion' being advertised on several different MMO sites, my initial thought was "Wow. Rift has an expansion coming out? I didn't realize anyone played anymore". I tried original Rift when it first came out, but quit soon after due to it having many similarities to a game I was already playing at the time  (WoW). At first, I had no intentions on playing this expansion. It wasn't until I came acrossed reviews of this game. I could not believe the large amount of positivity and praise that this expansion was being given. Curiousity eventually got the best of me, so I cracked and ended up buying the expansion. Let me start by saying, the reviews do not even give this game justice! It is nothing short of amazing. I cannot even believe that this is the same game. Trion has polished this game to perfection - no word of a lie. My advice to all players who previously played original Rift but ending up quiting? Come back! You will not regret it. 
  • BurntvetBurntvet Baltimore, MDPosts: 2,936Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Jyces
    When I first saw 'Rift: Storm Legion' being advertised on several different MMO sites, my initial thought was "Wow. Rift has an expansion coming out? I didn't realize anyone played anymore". I tried original Rift when it first came out, but quit soon after due to it having many similarities to a game I was already playing at the time  (WoW). At first, I had no intentions on playing this expansion. It wasn't until I came acrossed reviews of this game. I could not believe the large amount of positivity and praise that this expansion was being given. Curiousity eventually got the best of me, so I cracked and ended up buying the expansion. Let me start by saying, the reviews do not even give this game justice! It is nothing short of amazing. I cannot even believe that this is the same game. Trion has polished this game to perfection - no word of a lie. My advice to all players who previously played original Rift but ending up quiting? Come back! You will not regret it. 

    Ancient Korean Proverb: "Trust not an "endorsement" from a 1 post forum handle."

     

  • FreezzoFreezzo EnschedePosts: 235Member

    Originally posted by Burntvet

    Originally posted by Jyces

    When I first saw 'Rift: Storm Legion' being advertised on several different MMO sites, my initial thought was "Wow. Rift has an expansion coming out? I didn't realize anyone played anymore". I tried original Rift when it first came out, but quit soon after due to it having many similarities to a game I was already playing at the time  (WoW). At first, I had no intentions on playing this expansion. It wasn't until I came acrossed reviews of this game. I could not believe the large amount of positivity and praise that this expansion was being given. Curiousity eventually got the best of me, so I cracked and ended up buying the expansion. Let me start by saying, the reviews do not even give this game justice! It is nothing short of amazing. I cannot even believe that this is the same game. Trion has polished this game to perfection - no word of a lie. My advice to all players who previously played original Rift but ending up quiting? Come back! You will not regret it. 

    Ancient Korean Proverb: "Trust not an "endorsement" from a 1 post forum handle."

    Then mind if I add an endorsement to the one above? :) I played RIFT from head-start, ended up leaving when SWTOR came out. After the launch of GW2 it took me a whole 3 weeks to find RIFT and I've been stuck with the game ever since :)

    "We need men who can dream of things that never were." - John F. Kennedy
    And for MMORPGs ever so true...

  • WarwaterWarwater New York City, NYPosts: 3Member
    This just proves that you don't need to make a game F2P to save a game!!
  • mindw0rkmindw0rk St-petersburgPosts: 1,351Member

    Originally posted by DMKano



    Storm Legion would go down in history as one of the most epic expansions period, the Trion team should be awarded for the work they've done here, as since Kunark (1st eq1 expansion), what else has even come close?

    WoW: Cataclysm? 

    Not only it added new zones, but fully redone whole old world with thousands of new quests and new unique features. Im afraid Storm Legion cant touch that even if its a good expansion.

    On another note Im surprised to hear that RIFT has changed so much. I thought it was extremely boring clone at release. Maybe I should give it another shot




     

  • daltaniousdaltanious waPosts: 2,142Member Uncommon

    The only thing boring in gaming world are people complaining about clones. What I do care is if game is FUN, PLAYABLE, possibly BUG FREE, have good ANIMATIONS, ....

    The last word I'm interested in is INNOVATION. This crap attitute have ruined a lot of could be good games.

    What, new Mercedes have also 4 wheels? Uaaa .. fail, fail, fail ..... uaaaaa ...  

  • mCalvertmCalvert Tallahassee, FLPosts: 1,283Member
    Originally posted by daltanious

    The only thing boring in gaming world are people complaining about clones. What I do care is if game is FUN, PLAYABLE, possibly BUG FREE, have good ANIMATIONS, ....

    The last word I'm interested in is INNOVATION. This crap attitute have ruined a lot of could be good games.

    What, new Mercedes have also 4 wheels? Uaaa .. fail, fail, fail ..... uaaaaa ...  

    Hey, if you like driving a black Honda Civic with a casette plater like youve done for 20 years...

  • CalmmoCalmmo LondonPosts: 52Member

    MMMOrpg.com The website for former mmo players/haters.

    If rift is a clone of anything that is EQ. Also dont bring the how many people play argument. Its invalid. EU has it hard in rift due to trions lack of effort to support the game in that reagion but if anyone played rift on release, Icewatch atm is worth about three times the pop on 1.0 servers.

    Anyway rift is great in what it is, and its the best of its kind, even if it may be that just because its the latest in that traditional mmorpg sub genre you ex players now call "themepark". no ones fault everyone on this damn page is yet another stuck up casual from the pop culture explosion of WoW a few years back and that you cant really play anything else wihtout seing warcrfat attatched to anything that calls it self mmorpg. Also stop trying to promote botwars two as inovation, its not. Unless the buy to play model is considered inovation on its own in some magical alternative universe. Its a damn shitty game with semi decent pve leveling and only worth the time for hardcore pvp (good for 1% of those who play mmos then ey)

  • strangiato2112strangiato2112 Richmond, VAPosts: 1,538Member Common
    Originally posted by Calmmo

     

    If rift is a clone of anything that is EQ. 

    uh, no.

     

    Not even close.

     

    Rift is almost as far from EQ conceptually as possible.

  • JycesJyces Essex, ONPosts: 7Member

    Originally posted by Burntvet

    Originally posted by Jyces

    When I first saw 'Rift: Storm Legion' being advertised on several different MMO sites, my initial thought was "Wow. Rift has an expansion coming out? I didn't realize anyone played anymore". I tried original Rift when it first came out, but quit soon after due to it having many similarities to a game I was already playing at the time  (WoW). At first, I had no intentions on playing this expansion. It wasn't until I came acrossed reviews of this game. I could not believe the large amount of positivity and praise that this expansion was being given. Curiousity eventually got the best of me, so I cracked and ended up buying the expansion. Let me start by saying, the reviews do not even give this game justice! It is nothing short of amazing. I cannot even believe that this is the same game. Trion has polished this game to perfection - no word of a lie. My advice to all players who previously played original Rift but ending up quiting? Come back! You will not regret it. 

    Ancient Korean Proverb: "Trust not an "endorsement" from a 1 post forum handle."

     


     

    Endorsement? No. I've actually had an account on this site for a while now but just never posted up until now. That doesn't mean my review isn't legit. I decided to take the time to write this review based on my experience. Believe what you will.

  • JycesJyces Essex, ONPosts: 7Member

    Originally posted by mindw0rk
    Originally posted by DMKano

    Storm Legion would go down in history as one of the most epic expansions period, the Trion team should be awarded for the work they've done here, as since Kunark (1st eq1 expansion), what else has even come close?
    WoW: Cataclysm? 

    Not only it added new zones, but fully redone whole old world with thousands of new quests and new unique features. Im afraid Storm Legion cant touch that even if its a good expansion.

    On another note Im surprised to hear that RIFT has changed so much. I thought it was extremely boring clone at release. Maybe I should give it another shot

    I've actually never heard anyone say that Cataclysm was one of the most epic expansions to ever have come out. Although I am happy you enjoyed it (I actually didn't find it that bad either), the fact of the matter is that the majority of WoW players despised it and are thrilled to have moved on to another expansion.

    Rift has come out with many  new features, added a ton of quests, and has more than tripled in size - I fail to see how Storm Legion "can't touch that". My advice to you is that you should give it another try, then reevaluate your review based on actual game experience.
     

  • strangiato2112strangiato2112 Richmond, VAPosts: 1,538Member Common
    Originally posted by Jyces

    Originally posted by mindw0rk
    Originally posted by DMKano

    Storm Legion would go down in history as one of the most epic expansions period, the Trion team should be awarded for the work they've done here, as since Kunark (1st eq1 expansion), what else has even come close?
    WoW: Cataclysm? 

    Not only it added new zones, but fully redone whole old world with thousands of new quests and new unique features. Im afraid Storm Legion cant touch that even if its a good expansion.

    On another note Im surprised to hear that RIFT has changed so much. I thought it was extremely boring clone at release. Maybe I should give it another shot

     

    I've actually never heard anyone say that Cataclysm was one of the most epic expansions to ever have come out. Although I am happy you enjoyed it (I actually didn't find it that bad either), the fact of the matter is that the majority of WoW players despised it and are thrilled to have moved on to another expansion.

    Rift has come out with many  new features, added a ton of quests, and has more than tripled in size - I fail to see how Storm Legion "can't touch that". My advice to you is that you should give it another try, then reevaluate your review based on actual game experience.

    Granted much of the assets were already in game (but plenty did change), but the size of Kalimdor + EK + the Cata zones is easily bigger than SL.  But as I said, much of the assets were already there.  

  • JycesJyces Essex, ONPosts: 7Member
    Originally posted by strangiato2112
    Originally posted by Jyces
    Originally posted by mindw0rk
    Originally posted by DMKano

    Storm Legion would go down in history as one of the most epic expansions period, the Trion team should be awarded for the work they've done here, as since Kunark (1st eq1 expansion), what else has even come close?
    WoW: Cataclysm? 

    Not only it added new zones, but fully redone whole old world with thousands of new quests and new unique features. Im afraid Storm Legion cant touch that even if its a good expansion.

    On another note Im surprised to hear that RIFT has changed so much. I thought it was extremely boring clone at release. Maybe I should give it another shot

     
    I've actually never heard anyone say that Cataclysm was one of the most epic expansions to ever have come out. Although I am happy you enjoyed it (I actually didn't find it that bad either), the fact of the matter is that the majority of WoW players despised it and are thrilled to have moved on to another expansion.

    Rift has come out with many  new features, added a ton of quests, and has more than tripled in size - I fail to see how Storm Legion "can't touch that". My advice to you is that you should give it another try, then reevaluate your review based on actual game experience.

    Granted much of the assets were already in game (but plenty did change), but the size of Kalimdor + EK + the Cata zones is easily bigger than SL.  But as I said, much of the assets were already there.  
    Of course WoW is going to be much bigger.  It has 6 years and several expansions on Rift.
  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member

     


    Originally posted by Cakeisyummeh

    Originally posted by Yaoiman [mod edit]
    [mod edit]

    A "real" MMO gamer that's only just this year discovered this website? Give me a break.

    I don't doubt that Trion has put together a solid expansion for their game. I think they can write a theme park MMO about as well as one can be written. Not only that, they're expanding it and they are still collecting subscriptions. They are also writing another game, financed at least in part by Rift. End of Nations didn't go so well with having another developer do the work, so hopefully bringing it in house will allow them to complete the game and get a real MMORTS out the door.

     

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • CalmmoCalmmo LondonPosts: 52Member

    Originally posted by strangiato2112

    Originally posted by Calmmo

     

    If rift is a clone of anything that is EQ. 

    uh, no.

     

    Not even close.

     

    Rift is almost as far from EQ conceptually as possible.


     

    Then how far from wow is it? 1.000 light years? lol/

     

    As for cataclysm being mentioned. PLEASE wake up, wow has been but a husk of it former self since wotlk.

     

    In any case this review is rather weak and doesnt even mention let alone rate some of the biggest selling points of the game. Raiding for example, not one mention. Anywyay incomplete review is incomplete

  • strangiato2112strangiato2112 Richmond, VAPosts: 1,538Member Common

    Originally posted by Jyces

    Originally posted by strangiato2112

    Originally posted by Jyces

    Originally posted by mindw0rk

    Originally posted by DMKano



    Storm Legion would go down in history as one of the most epic expansions period, the Trion team should be awarded for the work they've done here, as since Kunark (1st eq1 expansion), what else has even come close?
    WoW: Cataclysm? 



    Not only it added new zones, but fully redone whole old world with thousands of new quests and new unique features. Im afraid Storm Legion cant touch that even if its a good expansion.



    On another note Im surprised to hear that RIFT has changed so much. I thought it was extremely boring clone at release. Maybe I should give it another shot


     
    I've actually never heard anyone say that Cataclysm was one of the most epic expansions to ever have come out. Although I am happy you enjoyed it (I actually didn't find it that bad either), the fact of the matter is that the majority of WoW players despised it and are thrilled to have moved on to another expansion.

    Rift has come out with many  new features, added a ton of quests, and has more than tripled in size - I fail to see how Storm Legion "can't touch that". My advice to you is that you should give it another try, then reevaluate your review based on actual game experience.

    Granted much of the assets were already in game (but plenty did change), but the size of Kalimdor + EK + the Cata zones is easily bigger than SL.  But as I said, much of the assets were already there.  


    Of course WoW is going to be much bigger.  It has 6 years and several expansions on Rift.

     

    That was a direct comparison between cataclysm and Storm Legion.  The argument could be made that Cataclysm was bigger than SL if you take into acount all the work they put in to re do the vanilla zones.  It has zero to do with how long WoW has been out.

  • strangiato2112strangiato2112 Richmond, VAPosts: 1,538Member Common

    Originally posted by Calmmo



    Originally posted by strangiato2112




    Originally posted by Calmmo

     





    If rift is a clone of anything that is EQ. 

    uh, no.

     

    Not even close.

     

    Rift is almost as far from EQ conceptually as possible.






     

    Then how far from wow is it? 1.000 light years? lol/

     




     

    Everquest: Leveling primarily done in groups

    WoW: Designed to solo to cap as main method of leveling

    Rift: Designed to solo to cap as main method of leveling

     

    Everquest:  Large, static dungeons that arent a straight path from start to end

    WoW: instanced, on-rails dungeons

    Rift: instanced, on-rails dungeons

     

    Everquest: massive, 50+ man raids

    WoW: medium and small 25/10 raids

    Rift: medium and small 20/10 raids

     

    Everquest: Difficult crafting with high rates of failure for the top items

    WoW: easy gathering, click and combine guaranteed item (and skill up)

    Rift: easy gathering, click and combine guaranteed item (and skill up)

     

    Everquest: Open world PvP only, little focus on PvP

    WoW: Primary PvP focus on instanced combat (Battlegrounds and Arenas)

    Rift: Prmary PvP focus on instanced combat (Battlegrounds)

     

    Everquest:  Deadly mobs, where multiple mobs could mean death

    WoW: weak mobs designed to be AoEd

    Rift: weak mobs designed to be AoEd

     

    Everquest:  Long, rewarding quests and item acquisition

    WoW: instant gratification

    Rift: instant gratification

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Everquest: Huge sprawling launch world, interesting races, multiple leveling paths

    WoW: Large sprawling launch world, interesting races, multiple leveling paths

    Rift: Small launch world, bland races, linear leveling experience  Large, sprawling expansion though, but no change linear leveling experience.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Everquest:  Level cap character progression both gear and AAs with AAs being a huge part of player power

    WoW:gear only level cap progression

    Rift: Both gear and AAs, with AAs being largely irrelevant

  • dolgran8dolgran8 BerkPosts: 8Member
    Storm Legion is hands down the best expansion ever released to any MMO in gaming history. Trion is a pantheon for dev gods..
  • strangiato2112strangiato2112 Richmond, VAPosts: 1,538Member Common
    Originally posted by dolgran8
    Storm Legion is hands down the best expansion ever released to any MMO since Echoes of Faydwer. Trion is a pantheon for dev gods..

    fixed that for you

  • BadDaysBadDays McDonough, GAPosts: 1Member

     

    I may come off as a rift fan, to which I am, but does that mean my opinion is overexxagerated? To the ones who just "tried it out," probably. One of the main things I see that turns people off from Rift is the lack of high population at early game. It's to be expected when rift content is focused at the end level. "Trying it out" means you've only taken a small taste. That also means that those who's played it fully can tell you about a bigger experience. And that's what I'm going by.

    As a player who has gone through a lot of the content: raided, pvped, built my own dimension, puged, socialized (as far as that term goes in mmo to the naysayers), quested, grinded, leveled, crafted, and even just standing around being derpy; 

    This game has really been a blast and still is. The raids are spectacular and often difficult yet exciting as class roles are pretty much versatile, leaving many options on who does what. Now, I will be honest and say there are min/max builds, but raid composition can have different classes doing roles uncommon to the typical stereotype. A rogue can dps, support, and even tank. Clerics can do all. Warriors have various tank and dps specs while mages can dps, support or heal.

    All that holds anyone back from doing a different role is simply a lack of experience or gear to fit the desired role.

    Storm legion has been out for a while now and believe me when I tell you that they have fixed many things since release. Quickly. Botting has been and is being addressed. Many bugs and glitches have been fixed. There are a still kinks I'm sure, but none that I have had a problem with. What is more amazing by the quick fixes however, is content THAT IS STILL BEING HAND OUT.

    We've recently have a new 20 man raid that ties majorly to a leading figure that has been terrorizing Telara pre expansion. Regulos, the king of Death himself. The fight set in the Plane of death, which is amazing to me just as amazing as fighting Crucia in space. To have an expansion that allows you to defeat huge characters so early just alarms you that there is something even more amazing coming out later from the Dev team.

    If you have never experienced the fast Trion content patches, updates, and hot fixes, then you would not understand how major and exciting it is to know that something is just around the corner, waiting to undermine the current astounding raids we have now. And even better yet, it is not another expansion or content you have to pay for, it's just a free update of content.

  • asmkm22asmkm22 Anchorage, AKPosts: 1,788Member
    Originally posted by dolgran8
    Storm Legion is hands down the best expansion ever released to any MMO in gaming history. Trion is a pantheon for dev gods..

    Let me better elaborate this...

    If you like Rift, then this expansion is amazing.  If you haven't played Rift before, or have and didn't really like it, this expansion is fairly pointless.

    You make me like charity

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