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  • zaberfangxzaberfangx Member UncommonPosts: 1,796
    edited March 2018
    MMOman101 said:
    I did not play Rift at launch, but I did after the fact.  Are the Prime servers active at low levels?  Are people racing to level cap? 
    Is slow leveling much slower then live. It would be a bit before people hit the level cap. If they do would have nothing to do much until the rest of the player base catch up. So pretty much in luck for people to play as low level with other people.
  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 6,919
    Keldor837 said:






    Never made it past 20 in this game...Too much of a WoW clone for my tastes....No interest in Prime whatsoever.






    It always struck me as a WOW clone with worse art direction. I'd really like to know what people loved about it in it's first year or so.



    Class system is by far one of the best. Playing as a Necromancer, summoning undead and such while questing. Then switching to a chloromancer and healing by DPSing (the only caster hybrid dps/heal i've played that worked and was fun). And the fact that you can also play a light-armor tank that literally blinks around. There's just so many unique classes that have little to no comparison to other games. The graphics were also amazing when it was first released...but hasn't aged well. And the Rift invasions were INSANE when zones were active. You could be a noob in the first zone and all hell was breaking loose as a death invasion is kicking the crap out of players and NPC's alike. And participate in an invasion world boss only a few hours into the game...nothing sparked my excitement that much so soon when starting an MMO.

    At least that's how i felt when first playing the game. Later on was bored due to a lack of end-game content and left the game for other pastures and never went back. So I'm looking forward to a progression server of sorts to experience content in a progressive way that i missed years ago.
    I think the comparison to WoW was made because of the colour palette the classes weren't like WoW at all and the Rifts were completely new things. I enjoyed them immensely and the game was actually quite good with challenging trinity based dungeons that with your tri class abilities were a joy to run. 

    People who haven't actually played the game beyond the initial part are likely to compare it to WoW but I think it was not a clone at all.

    I still remember starting this game in beta and then launch and being completely crazy creating toon after toon because of the varied combinations and being spoilt for choice and running to do invasions and following the whole invasion till it ends. Pity that as the population dropped the invasions got less likely to be completed and the final bosses making less of an appearance since the previous stage was not cleared successfully. The game really suffered when the optimal population size was not achieved and it became very noticeable that the population was declining. I did enjoy it immensely the few months I played.
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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,080
    MMOman101 said:
    I did not play Rift at launch, but I did after the fact.  Are the Prime servers active at low levels?  Are people racing to level cap? 
    There are people everywhere. Very very packed at low levels. 
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  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 7,262
    MMOman101 said:
    I did not play Rift at launch, but I did after the fact.  Are the Prime servers active at low levels?  Are people racing to level cap? 
    There are people everywhere. Very very packed at low levels. 
    Thats when Rift really shines , particualrly during large scale invasions... Great Fun ...
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  • KiwiHypeKiwiHype Member UncommonPosts: 233

    nastilon said:

    I logged into my Trion Account page, upon which it told me that I am eligible for the "Return to Rift" package for free, which includes 1 month of Patron access. All I need to do is log in to Rift and it will become active automatically.



    It is now 1.5 hrs later, no Patron benefits have become active (have not received anything to open either), and I am wondering if they disabled this in order to have me buy a subscription... I am hoping that this is not the case and it is some other issue.




    Did you log into Rift on live?


    nastilon said:

    Well it doesn't matter now, I just found out there is no EU prime server.



    Correct, if servers merge at the end you may go to EU. They could not make a EU server with the uncertainty of the number of EU players.
  • KiwiHypeKiwiHype Member UncommonPosts: 233

    MMOman101 said:

    I did not play Rift at launch, but I did after the fact.  Are the Prime servers active at low levels?  Are people racing to level cap? 



    Yes low levels are active, do understand there is auto mentoring in all zones and planarite is a must have currency so you will see people closing Rift everywhere as well as questing. The weekend will see more arriving also at the same time people are pushing to level which is exciting.
  • MasoodVoonMasoodVoon Member UncommonPosts: 50
    Man I was prepared to be disappointed as a returning player but I was really sucked in. I know there is no wpvp shard, pvp rifts, and conquest are gone but the warfront instances are still intense. There are near instant queues for pvp and hundreds of people were in the questing zones on the first day for each faction. I was surprised by this as it seemed many or most people I talked to in regular Rift didn't know or weren't planning on Prime. This makes me think most or many are returning players. I will probably stick it out for a while as this is a level of immersion I haven't seen in a while.
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  • Keldor837Keldor837 Member UncommonPosts: 263

    nastilon said:

    Well it doesn't matter now, I just found out there is no EU prime server.



    EU and North America play on the same server. From what I understand it's supposed to be located on the Easy Coast US. So it shouldn't be too bad.
  • Viper482Viper482 Member EpicPosts: 3,017

    MMOman101 said:

    I did not play Rift at launch, but I did after the fact.  Are the Prime servers active at low levels?  Are people racing to level cap? 



    People will always race to level cap.
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  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 7,373
    Keldor837 said:






    Never made it past 20 in this game...Too much of a WoW clone for my tastes....No interest in Prime whatsoever.






    It always struck me as a WOW clone with worse art direction. I'd really like to know what people loved about it in it's first year or so.



    Class system is by far one of the best. Playing as a Necromancer, summoning undead and such while questing. Then switching to a chloromancer and healing by DPSing (the only caster hybrid dps/heal i've played that worked and was fun). And the fact that you can also play a light-armor tank that literally blinks around. There's just so many unique classes that have little to no comparison to other games. The graphics were also amazing when it was first released...but hasn't aged well. And the Rift invasions were INSANE when zones were active. You could be a noob in the first zone and all hell was breaking loose as a death invasion is kicking the crap out of players and NPC's alike. And participate in an invasion world boss only a few hours into the game...nothing sparked my excitement that much so soon when starting an MMO.

    At least that's how i felt when first playing the game. Later on was bored due to a lack of end-game content and left the game for other pastures and never went back. So I'm looking forward to a progression server of sorts to experience content in a progressive way that i missed years ago.
    I really didnt like the class system...To me one toon shouldnt have that much power and variety.... Being able to use three classes just makes it so everyone can do everything....THat isnt how RPG works.
  • AthisarAthisar Member UncommonPosts: 666
    Some people will of course race to cap but almost everyone is below 20 still. Silverwood is packed and you can go along to any Rift and usually fill a 20 man group. PVP queues are basically instant, though because not many are over 15, dungeons take longer.
  • XasapisXasapis Member RarePosts: 6,337
    A game with only subscription and no cash shop is definitely good news. Is there no EU version though, as somebody above mentioned? I guess I need to research it a bit.
  • JDis25JDis25 Member RarePosts: 1,351
    edited March 2018


    Rift died with that shitty storm legion xpac imo.



    Storm Legion was the BC of Rift, it was really good. Rift died with Nightmare Tide, F2P, removal of PvP and before they fixed the terrible optomization (which is greatly improved on Prime i've noticed)
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  • McGamerMcGamer Member UncommonPosts: 1,066
    Even if Trion made Rift Prime a permanent server, I still wouldn't resub due its highly antisocial structured questing community. If I want to solo, I will play a single player game. Pantheon can't get here soon enough.
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