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« Reply #520 on: February 08, 2011, 12:50:14 AM »

I took it easy this last beta, and only popped in a couple of times.  I don't want the game to go stale for me either.  Looking forward for the headstart!  I'll be on vacation most of next week, so I won't be able to participate much in that beta.
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« Reply #521 on: February 08, 2011, 02:13:18 AM »

had some fun with it. tried to log in today and couldn't. Was sad smile Thought it closed at 10 pm tonight instead of 10 am this morning.
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« Reply #522 on: February 08, 2011, 02:21:20 AM »

Quote from: Blackadar on February 08, 2011, 12:08:45 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 07, 2011, 10:46:33 PM

Next beta event confirmed, starting on February 15 at 10AM PST and running through to February 21.

For the most part, I'm skipping that one...don't want the game to get stale.

I'm leaning the same way, may pop in a few times to check out some more souls but that's about it.
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« Reply #523 on: February 08, 2011, 03:40:34 AM »

I'll play that beta, I'd like to try out a soldier.  I'm pretty sure I'll make a cleric and have a full healer build for it. If release is anything like beta true healers & true tanks will be hard to find.   
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« Reply #524 on: February 08, 2011, 04:40:21 AM »

I had the easiest time with a full on warrior...don't recall all souls now but had warlord bestmaster and as my main it was whatever the 2 hand user was. Just a killing machine.
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« Reply #525 on: February 08, 2011, 04:41:02 AM »

Quote from: Wargus on February 08, 2011, 03:40:34 AM

I'll play that beta, I'd like to try out a soldier.  I'm pretty sure I'll make a cleric and have a full healer build for it. If release is anything like beta true healers & true tanks will be hard to find.   

I think I may still give a healer a shot even though I forgot last beta.
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« Reply #526 on: February 08, 2011, 05:07:51 AM »

Quote from: Daehawk on February 08, 2011, 04:40:21 AM

I had the easiest time with a full on warrior...don't recall all souls now but had warlord bestmaster and as my main it was whatever the 2 hand user was. Just a killing machine.

I wouldn't say my cleric builds were killing machines (although the shaman isn't a slouch), however the justicar / sentinel / purifier  build I had was nearly impossible to kill.  It wasn't the fastest solo-er, but I had to work hard to die (however I accomplished that goal too).  The warden I built up was a great rift healer, I'd load everybody up on dots & spot heal with insta heals for anybody who got overwhelmed.  I only had a few deaths and those resulted in people pulling the bosses before taking out all the minions.
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« Reply #527 on: February 08, 2011, 01:17:42 PM »

Quote from: Wargus on February 08, 2011, 03:40:34 AM

I'll play that beta, I'd like to try out a soldier.  I'm pretty sure I'll make a cleric and have a full healer build for it. If release is anything like beta true healers & true tanks will be hard to find.   

I doubt it.  Once people get alternate souls and specs, there will be plenty of people who can tank or heal.  Those who are good at it, however, may be substantially fewer.  smile  That's really the brilliance of the class system.  If Elmo and I are both playing Clerics and we decide to pair up, one of us can jump into our DPS or Tanking spec and the other can heal.  So even though we may be playing the same class, our roles can be substantially different. 
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« Reply #528 on: February 09, 2011, 01:28:47 AM »

Does any cleric soul have taunt?  Cause if not, you could be tanky but it will be difficult to fill a real tank role.
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« Reply #529 on: February 09, 2011, 02:05:22 AM »

Quote from: skystride on February 09, 2011, 01:28:47 AM

Does any cleric soul have taunt?  Cause if not, you could be tanky but it will be difficult to fill a real tank role.

There is one tank spec for a cleric - Justicar - but I have no experience with that soul.
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« Reply #530 on: February 09, 2011, 02:08:28 AM »

Justicar has good aggro management

I wish there was a mage soul that could tank, now that would be unique to an mmo imo.  Mage tanking with magic shields and absorbs, would be quite cool.
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« Reply #531 on: February 09, 2011, 03:47:50 AM »

Quote from: skystride on February 09, 2011, 01:28:47 AM

Does any cleric soul have taunt?  Cause if not, you could be tanky but it will be difficult to fill a real tank role.

The Justicar can tank. Using Mein Of Leadership they increase endurance 80%, threat generation by 100% (from attacks & heals, not direct taunt), block, parry, dodge, & armor ratings increase 100%, and direct heals and damage are reduced by 40% (although the indirect heals you get on each attack are not affected).
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« Reply #532 on: February 09, 2011, 04:34:08 AM »

Quote from: Harkonis on February 09, 2011, 02:08:28 AM

I wish there was a mage soul that could tank, now that would be unique to an mmo imo.  Mage tanking with magic shields and absorbs, would be quite cool.

Guild War mages can tank.  Also pet classes can tank a bit.  It's not ideal but sometime it's all you have.  I remember duoing most of the way with a Mage tank in Everquest.  Pet classes in Rift do have taunt so maybe then can do an ok job.
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« Reply #533 on: February 09, 2011, 05:46:02 AM »

Quote from: skystride on February 09, 2011, 04:34:08 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on February 09, 2011, 02:08:28 AM

I wish there was a mage soul that could tank, now that would be unique to an mmo imo.  Mage tanking with magic shields and absorbs, would be quite cool.

Guild War mages can tank.  Also pet classes can tank a bit.  It's not ideal but sometime it's all you have.  I remember duoing most of the way with a Mage tank in Everquest.  Pet classes in Rift do have taunt so maybe then can do an ok job.

I've read about a Chloromancer tanking, probably wouldn't want to do it on a regular basis though.
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« Reply #534 on: February 09, 2011, 04:09:35 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on February 09, 2011, 02:08:28 AM

I wish there was a mage soul that could tank, now that would be unique to an mmo imo.  Mage tanking with magic shields and absorbs, would be quite cool.

That is something I have been hoping for for a long time. If they could balance it with your typical mitigation tanking then it could be very interesting.
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« Reply #535 on: February 09, 2011, 08:02:28 PM »

I'm not talking about tanking while solo or the like, I mean proper tanking as in a raid or group environment.  I've 'tanked' with my chloro and it certainly wouldn't work in a dungeon.
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« Reply #536 on: February 09, 2011, 10:36:29 PM »

Actually 'mage tanks' were invented in Ultima Online. I remember how well they worked. I didn't even know what the term meant back then.
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« Reply #537 on: February 09, 2011, 10:44:47 PM »

Wouldnt tanking solo be kinda pointless?
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« Reply #538 on: February 10, 2011, 12:25:18 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on February 09, 2011, 10:44:47 PM

Wouldnt tanking solo be kinda pointless?
Not sure what you mean ck. Most classes tank while solo, some kite, some have their pet tank, but most tank.  Going toe-to-toe with a mob solo as a mage in many games will get you killed fast.  In rift you can solo tank it with chloro due to the heals.   
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« Reply #539 on: February 10, 2011, 12:54:47 AM »

Quote from: Harkonis on February 10, 2011, 12:25:18 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 09, 2011, 10:44:47 PM

Wouldnt tanking solo be kinda pointless?
Not sure what you mean ck. Most classes tank while solo, some kite, some have their pet tank, but most tank.  Going toe-to-toe with a mob solo as a mage in many games will get you killed fast.  In rift you can solo tank it with chloro due to the heals.  

I think what CeeKay means is that the definition of tanking generally is accepted to mean soaking up the damage/occupying the boss for a group.  At least that's how I've always understood it.  Hence "solo tanking" is somewhat of an oxymoron.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tank
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« Reply #540 on: February 10, 2011, 01:00:54 AM »

what Blackadar said, plus a portion of another bad attempt at humor  icon_lol
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« Reply #541 on: February 10, 2011, 05:21:44 AM »

yeah, 'solo tanking' for a mage just means that you didn't manage to kill it before it got to you biggrin
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« Reply #542 on: February 10, 2011, 09:09:52 PM »

EVGA GeForce GTX460 SE inbound for Rift go-live! My old 8800GT did fine (25 FPS), but tended to get overloaded with a lot of people in a warfront. And I got envious of the awesome screenies people were producing. The game looked pretty damn good, but not as good as some of those screenshots. When I saw it on sale for $160 (with another $20 off on rebate later on), I jumped on it.

Yeah, I'm getting jazzed up for Rift. But me buying a piece of hardware prior to a game's launch for that game doesn't have a great track record. The last time I did it, I bought more RAM for...Ultima 9. Run for the hills!!!
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« Reply #543 on: February 10, 2011, 10:45:46 PM »

Gratz Blackadar.  The game really looks great on high settings.
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« Reply #544 on: February 11, 2011, 01:58:46 AM »

post beta 6 ruminations.
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« Reply #545 on: February 15, 2011, 01:45:37 PM »

So I decided to play this last beta event.  What server should I look for folks?
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« Reply #546 on: February 15, 2011, 03:50:31 PM »

Some of us are playing Defiant on Briarcliff.  Whisper Pulpit for an invite to The Wanderers if you play there.

Beta 7 patch notes:  http://forums.riftgame.com/showthread.php?67066-Beta-7-Patch-Notes-2-14-11
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« Reply #547 on: February 15, 2011, 03:56:08 PM »

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Some of us are playing Defiant on Briarcliff.  Whisper Pulpit for an invite to The Wanderers if you play there.

Beta 7 patch notes:  http://forums.riftgame.com/showthread.php?67066-Beta-7-Patch-Notes-2-14-11

I'll enjoy killing you with my Briarcliff/Guardian character.   icon_twisted
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« Reply #548 on: February 15, 2011, 04:15:36 PM »

Quote from: Blackadar on February 15, 2011, 03:56:08 PM

Quote from: Elmo on February 15, 2011, 03:50:31 PM

Some of us are playing Defiant on Briarcliff.  Whisper Pulpit for an invite to The Wanderers if you play there.

Beta 7 patch notes:  http://forums.riftgame.com/showthread.php?67066-Beta-7-Patch-Notes-2-14-11

I'll enjoy killing you with my Briarcliff/Guardian character.   icon_twisted

Kato and I had Guards on Briar, but may be playing Defiant again this last beta to prepare the efficient path out of the first zone at launch.
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« Reply #549 on: February 15, 2011, 04:29:04 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on February 15, 2011, 04:15:36 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on February 15, 2011, 03:56:08 PM

Quote from: Elmo on February 15, 2011, 03:50:31 PM

Some of us are playing Defiant on Briarcliff.  Whisper Pulpit for an invite to The Wanderers if you play there.

Beta 7 patch notes:  http://forums.riftgame.com/showthread.php?67066-Beta-7-Patch-Notes-2-14-11

I'll enjoy killing you with my Briarcliff/Guardian character.   icon_twisted

Kato and I had Guards on Briar, but may be playing Defiant again this last beta to prepare the efficient path out of the first zone at launch.

I thought the wanderers were rolling guardian?
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« Reply #550 on: February 15, 2011, 04:31:57 PM »

Quote from: Arkon on February 15, 2011, 04:29:04 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on February 15, 2011, 04:15:36 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on February 15, 2011, 03:56:08 PM

Quote from: Elmo on February 15, 2011, 03:50:31 PM

Some of us are playing Defiant on Briarcliff.  Whisper Pulpit for an invite to The Wanderers if you play there.

Beta 7 patch notes:  http://forums.riftgame.com/showthread.php?67066-Beta-7-Patch-Notes-2-14-11

I'll enjoy killing you with my Briarcliff/Guardian character.   icon_twisted

Kato and I had Guards on Briar, but may be playing Defiant again this last beta to prepare the efficient path out of the first zone at launch.

I thought the wanderers were rolling guardian?

they are as far as I know.
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« Reply #551 on: February 15, 2011, 04:33:09 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on February 15, 2011, 04:31:57 PM

Quote from: Arkon on February 15, 2011, 04:29:04 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on February 15, 2011, 04:15:36 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on February 15, 2011, 03:56:08 PM

Quote from: Elmo on February 15, 2011, 03:50:31 PM

Some of us are playing Defiant on Briarcliff.  Whisper Pulpit for an invite to The Wanderers if you play there.

Beta 7 patch notes:  http://forums.riftgame.com/showthread.php?67066-Beta-7-Patch-Notes-2-14-11

I'll enjoy killing you with my Briarcliff/Guardian character.   icon_twisted

Kato and I had Guards on Briar, but may be playing Defiant again this last beta to prepare the efficient path out of the first zone at launch.

I thought the wanderers were rolling guardian?

they are as far as I know.

Hark and Kato like being able to kill their friends.
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« Reply #552 on: February 15, 2011, 04:40:49 PM »

You can use Twitter and post screenshots from inside the game now?!
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« Reply #553 on: February 15, 2011, 04:47:35 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on February 15, 2011, 04:33:09 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on February 15, 2011, 04:31:57 PM

Quote from: Arkon on February 15, 2011, 04:29:04 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on February 15, 2011, 04:15:36 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on February 15, 2011, 03:56:08 PM

Quote from: Elmo on February 15, 2011, 03:50:31 PM

Some of us are playing Defiant on Briarcliff.  Whisper Pulpit for an invite to The Wanderers if you play there.

Beta 7 patch notes:  http://forums.riftgame.com/showthread.php?67066-Beta-7-Patch-Notes-2-14-11

I'll enjoy killing you with my Briarcliff/Guardian character.   icon_twisted

Kato and I had Guards on Briar, but may be playing Defiant again this last beta to prepare the efficient path out of the first zone at launch.

I thought the wanderers were rolling guardian?

they are as far as I know.

Hark and Kato like being able to kill their friends.

I just don't care for the Guardians, tried it out last beta and got 4 guys to 20+.  Prefer Defiant by far
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« Reply #554 on: February 15, 2011, 05:32:49 PM »

The Wanderers will be going Guardian at headstart, either on a PvP or RP-PvP server.
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« Reply #555 on: February 15, 2011, 05:39:08 PM »

Quote from: Elmo on February 15, 2011, 05:32:49 PM

The Wanderers will be going Guardian at headstart, either on a PvP or ERP-PvP server.

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« Reply #556 on: February 15, 2011, 11:22:16 PM »

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Quote from: rittchard on February 15, 2011, 11:22:16 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 15, 2011, 05:39:08 PM

Quote from: Elmo on February 15, 2011, 05:32:49 PM

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« Reply #558 on: February 16, 2011, 12:21:18 AM »

Which server are y'all on?

[Edit] Nevermind, I see I just needed to scroll up the page.  

So Wanderers have not yet selected a server for actual release?  And everyone is on Briarcliff for beta?  
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« Reply #559 on: February 16, 2011, 12:26:58 AM »

Quote from: ydejin on February 16, 2011, 12:21:18 AM

Which server are y'all on?

[Edit] Nevermind, I see I just needed to scroll up the page.  

So Wanderers have not yet selected a server for actual release?  And everyone was on Briarcliff for beta? 

word is they're going to re-name the servers for launch.
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