Been slowly playing a week now.
I'm building a healing Cleric:
Purifier- for single target heals
Warden- for HOT heals
Inquisitor- for some DPS and soloing (if the game is easy, I'll drop this one)
Being only level 14, I'm unsure about being a "primary healer" spending points for Inquisitor DPS, so I may re-spec before my first dungeon. After all it's embarrassing being a weak healer for my first dungeon around level 17. I can't judge the difficulty of this game yet.
My goal for this weekend is to find a Voice Chat Guild and run at least one dungeon
Anyway About Rift Prime:
Rift Prime is a monthly pay server ($15) and "not a scum bag cash grab" where they try and scam you for money. Now my guard is up because they still have a cash shop and Trion is known for being a shady company.... but for now, I'm having fun.
With spot playing on and off at different times the server always seemed packed solid at low levels and that's a breath of fresh air. I'm not usually big on dynamic event auto grouping, but I have to say the Rifts are fun. As I was leveling last night another player was following me so we grouped for a half hour without chatting at all, that was nice too.
I had a few hesitations with playing Rift Prime, but so far I'm OK with it.
When Rift was released back whenever it was "chain based questing". This made playing with others impossible trying to match up quest. Thankfully this had been resolved, at least so far. Infact someone on YouTube mentioned this had been fixed and was much easer to play with others. Questing seems generic but at least all are single objective outcomes allowing you to have the same goal as the guy next to you....... Thank GOD !...... This gives the potential to make friends out in the killing fields as you're playing.
Another fear was "easy mode"..... every mmo is made easy for some reason. With easy, theirs no reason to play with others. Being only level 14 I can't get a good feel yet, but difficulty seems about medium. I died a few times trying to push my limits questing a few level's higher and I don't like having to go beyond my level to find challenge....... So far, not too bad, 30% harder would be nice, time will tell.
I'll stick it out awhile, see how this weekend goes. I would love to find a Voice Chat Guild. I hope dungeons are challenging. And I hope the game allows me to make friends that I could actually play with instead of being a solo experience.
Anyone else playing?..... Tell us what you think