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« Reply #440 on: February 01, 2011, 03:22:12 PM »

haven't we known that for awhile now?  the week long beta 7 starts the 15th and ends the 22nd.
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« Reply #441 on: February 01, 2011, 03:23:20 PM »

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haven't we known that for awhile now?  the week long beta 6 starts the 15th and ends the 22nd.

Several sources show that but it has never been confirmed by Trion.
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« Reply #442 on: February 01, 2011, 03:27:37 PM »

Quote from: Elmo on February 01, 2011, 03:23:20 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 01, 2011, 03:22:12 PM

haven't we known that for awhile now?  the week long beta 6 starts the 15th and ends the 22nd.

Several sources show that but it has never been confirmed by Trion.

I could have sworn I saw that somewhere official other than the Wanderers boards.  oh well, I guess you can change that to 'supposedly starts'.  and it's beta 7, not 6  icon_redface
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« Reply #443 on: February 01, 2011, 03:49:41 PM »

Direct2Drive has posted the correct beta dates since they started taking preorders but Trion has only confirmed through beta 6 (4th - 7th) so far.  Beta 7 has not been confirmed but it's pretty certain the 15th - 22nd will be the dates.
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« Reply #444 on: February 02, 2011, 05:42:28 PM »

The official forum is already a cesspit.  Is it me or do MMORPGs in particular attract a horde of morons to their forums?
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« Reply #445 on: February 02, 2011, 05:58:08 PM »

Most official forums end up that way. Downtime in mmo just give more time to post
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« Reply #446 on: February 02, 2011, 06:07:56 PM »

Yeah I'm reduced to checking the cleric forum for build ideas but avoid general discussion entirely except to look for any official news.

Speaking of which I'm surprised the beta 6 invites have not gone out yet.
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« Reply #447 on: February 02, 2011, 08:01:13 PM »

This article sums up my feelings about Rift quite well.

http://massively.joystiq.com/2011/02/02/enter-at-your-own-rift-creature-comforts/#continued
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« Reply #448 on: February 03, 2011, 12:04:38 AM »

More interesting info from Trion:

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PvP/PvE Activity Overlap

    Hi, everyone.

    One of the things that got a lot of testing during the most recent beta was the amount of PvP and PvE overlap that people would be experiencing on both PvP and PvE servers. If you played through Scarlet Gorge, you know that's a great place to see how social dynamics play out.

    We like the idea of PvE people being able to progress as they expect, and we also like the idea of PvP objectives for those who choose to take part.

    Fortunately, both of those activities have a place in Rift.

    For PvE content: We'll be implementing some changes to PvE quest areas to lower the likelihood of griefing via blocking the opposing side's PvE progression.

    Wardstones in Quest Camps aren't supposed to be attackable targets, or provide rewards for defeating them. The rewards on those were a bug that's been addressed. Those are part of the PvE land control game of rifts and invasions.

    Guard AI behavior was a little less smart than it should have been. We're improving it such that guards behave much more like an NPC bearing that name would be expected to.

    Guards in PvE areas will prove to be considerably more challenging vs. player targets. They still provide a similar challenge to PvE invasions, but now will be much harder in PvP. We'll be tuning this over time. Expect to see some first balance out during the next beta.

    The Porticulum Masters in particular have enlisted the help of the Portal Defense Force. When they're attacked in PvP, you can expect them to put out a call for help over the planar Porticulum network.

    For PvP gameplay:

    Expect additional PvP takeover areas across Telara. There are differently-themed, cool-looking wardstones clearly displayed as PvP targets, down to the faction inscriptions on the side. You can see examples of these PvP objectives in Scarlet Gorge.

    To help out with the spawn camping that was occurring in the shared world, Peace of the Grave (the buff granted when choosing to respawn in a graveyard) will now protect you from PvP attacks for 30 seconds, or until you take your first offensive action.


    We do enjoy being able to provide gameplay for people who are fans of both types of activities.

    At the places where those interests cross over into griefing in one direction or the other, please do expect us to continue tuning to ensure that the griefing potential is kept to a minimum.


    - The RIFT Development Team

    Erick "Zann" Adams
    Assistant Community Manager - Trion Worlds, Inc.
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« Reply #449 on: February 03, 2011, 02:18:55 AM »

Start checking your email:

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Beta 6 Invitations

    Happy Groundhog day!

    It's that time again, and the first round of Beta 6 invitations has been sent! We will continue sending them throughout the course of the event to do our best to catch anyone who was late applying a VIP or pre-order code to their account.

    We will also be providing regular updates here and on our social networks.

    Erick "Zann" Adams
    Assistant Community Manager - Trion Worlds, Inc.
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« Reply #450 on: February 03, 2011, 12:03:55 PM »

Rift CE is at the top of the pre-order chart at game.co.uk (the UK's largest B&M shop), ahead of the likes of TW:Shogun 2, Crysis 2, Dragon Age 2, Deus Ex 3 etc.  Not bad!

Now, where's my beta 6 invite?!
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« Reply #451 on: February 03, 2011, 01:20:50 PM »

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Rift CE is at the top of the pre-order chart at game.co.uk (the UK's largest B&M shop), ahead of the likes of TW:Shogun 2, Crysis 2, Dragon Age 2, Deus Ex 3 etc.  Not bad!

Now, where's my beta 6 invite?!

Got my invite this morning.  Actually earlier in the week than last time smile
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« Reply #452 on: February 03, 2011, 01:40:14 PM »

Quote from: Huw the Poo on February 03, 2011, 12:03:55 PM

...Now, where's my beta 6 invite?!

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    Hey everybody, I just wanted to make a general update and let everyone know that beta invitation emails are going out a little slower than they normally do, but they are going out. Right now, we're still on track for having invites sent to people who have pre-order or VIP keys before the event starts.

    As usual, we are sending invitations out in waves, and we will continue to send invites throughout the event to try and catch anyone who added a code right before, or after the event started.

    Thanks!

    Last edited by Zann; Yesterday at 11:48 PM.

    Erick "Zann" Adams
    Assistant Community Manager - Trion Worlds, Inc.
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« Reply #453 on: February 03, 2011, 02:21:11 PM »

Thanks Elmo - I did see that but I'm just venting because my need has become rather urgent: my girlfriend just rented The Proposal starring Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock; I need the excuse of a weekend-only beta event to get out of watching it with her. slywink
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« Reply #454 on: February 03, 2011, 03:30:32 PM »

Contact Trion tech support.  That is more than enough reason to move you to the front of the queue!
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« Reply #455 on: February 03, 2011, 03:43:16 PM »

I enjoyed that movie for the mindless movie it was.  Was worth putting up with for the company of  woman.  ninja
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« Reply #456 on: February 03, 2011, 03:59:17 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on February 03, 2011, 03:43:16 PM

I enjoyed that movie for the mindless movie it was.  Was worth putting up with for the company of  woman.  ninja

heh, I was about to say that as well - was fun to watch with the GF...oh, and it gives points, Huw ;-)
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« Reply #457 on: February 03, 2011, 04:02:32 PM »

got my invite! Cabbage Patch

of course I'm not sure how much I'll play, my minecraft addiction has kicked back in.
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« Reply #458 on: February 03, 2011, 04:04:28 PM »

Well, Sandra Bullock is hot....

Wait...no!  NO!  Stop it!  I will not watch a romantic comedy!  Leave me alone!
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« Reply #459 on: February 03, 2011, 04:06:06 PM »

Quote from: Huw the Poo on February 03, 2011, 04:04:28 PM

Well, Sandra Bullock is hot....

Wait...no!  NO!  Stop it!  I will not watch a romantic comedy!  Leave me alone!

she's nude in it too.
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« Reply #460 on: February 03, 2011, 04:34:22 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on February 03, 2011, 04:06:06 PM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on February 03, 2011, 04:04:28 PM

Well, Sandra Bullock is hot....

Wait...no!  NO!  Stop it!  I will not watch a romantic comedy!  Leave me alone!

she's nude in it too.

Pretty sure you see more of him naked than her...
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« Reply #461 on: February 03, 2011, 05:53:24 PM »

Quote from: Huw the Poo on February 03, 2011, 04:04:28 PM

Well, Sandra Bullock is hot....

Wait...no!  NO!  Stop it!  I will not watch a romantic comedy!  Leave me alone!

Enjoy the freedom of choice while you're not married. It may be your last chance.  paranoid
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« Reply #462 on: February 03, 2011, 06:08:06 PM »

Heh.  We may as well be married.  Been together twelve years now, and have two kids. smile
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« Reply #463 on: February 03, 2011, 07:01:34 PM »

Quote from: Huw the Poo on February 03, 2011, 06:08:06 PM

Heh.  We may as well be married.  Been together twelve years now, and have two kids. smile

The situation is much more dire than I could have possibly imagined. You're doing the right thing by avoiding "The Proposal" at all costs. icon_biggrin
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« Reply #464 on: February 03, 2011, 07:51:35 PM »

well at least this one is over a weekend. too bad it's superbowl weekend.
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« Reply #465 on: February 04, 2011, 07:37:45 AM »

Woo, got my invite!  Crisis averted!  I like the invite text:

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« Reply #466 on: February 04, 2011, 09:19:14 AM »

yeah, i got my invite around midnight. My body is ready.
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« Reply #467 on: February 04, 2011, 05:20:31 PM »

what server are you all on?
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« Reply #468 on: February 04, 2011, 05:25:02 PM »

I'm on Illuminate I think, but on the Euro cluster.
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« Reply #469 on: February 04, 2011, 05:28:13 PM »

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what server are you all on?

I think a bucnh of people are on Briarcliff now, whcih is PvP.  I got a Defiant character there, and a Guardian one on Gnarled something, which is PvE.
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« Reply #470 on: February 04, 2011, 05:49:37 PM »

Quote from: drifter on February 04, 2011, 05:20:31 PM

what server are you all on?

Hark and I are on Briacliff, Guardian side
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« Reply #471 on: February 04, 2011, 06:11:11 PM »

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« Reply #472 on: February 04, 2011, 08:07:01 PM »

I created a defiant rogue i can certianly recreate as guardian
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« Reply #473 on: February 04, 2011, 09:00:56 PM »

Quote from: naednek on February 04, 2011, 06:11:11 PM

names?

Check who has the most kills on the server, and you'll have found Hark.
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« Reply #474 on: February 04, 2011, 10:21:46 PM »

Harkonis/Ravina/Anuvara are mine

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« Reply #475 on: February 04, 2011, 11:02:04 PM »

gameplay got pretty bad the servers seem to be having a real hard time right now.
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« Reply #476 on: February 04, 2011, 11:42:17 PM »

Hmm..some folks are on the Guardian side on Briarcliff?  Most of the Wanderers guild members, including myself, are leveling up on Briarcliff on the Defiant side, but the vote for release appears to be for Guardian on Briarcliff.
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« Reply #477 on: February 05, 2011, 02:23:01 AM »

Servers are down for some maintenance.
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« Reply #478 on: February 05, 2011, 02:25:19 AM »

Quote from: Elmo on February 05, 2011, 02:23:01 AM

Servers are down for some maintenance.

and I was just getting ready to go in  *Fist Shaking*
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« Reply #479 on: February 05, 2011, 02:48:14 AM »

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