http://gamingtrend.com
December 20, 2014, 06:13:16 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: 1 ... 44 45 [46] 47   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Rift  (Read 80368 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Arclight
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2259


Truth, is a person.


View Profile
« Reply #1800 on: June 25, 2011, 01:31:15 PM »

Quote from: Chordian on June 25, 2011, 12:55:16 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on June 25, 2011, 08:33:46 AM

And I really just don't make the kinds of relatively lasting friendships in MMOs that I did a few years ago in CoX and LOTRO. And I miss that. I don't know if games have become too scattered, or MMOs attract different people than they did a few years ago, or I'm just an old out of touch fart.

I've had the same problem in MMOs lately. In WoW in 2005-2008 or so, I was a member of a good guild where we knew each other well in-game and in the guild forums. I was also in a good guild in EQ2 in 2008. The past few years, however, the guilds I've been part of in LOTRO and Rift have seemed incredibly shallow or elitist. But perhaps it's just because I became more casual. I used to be part of raiding and dungeons, but around 2009 I decided I never wanted to bother with raiding again. I did some dungeons in LOTRO but in Rift I didn't bother (leveling was fast).

I usually don't guild hop much in the MMOs I play (I know how bad it makes you look) but in LOTRO, the shallow kinships bothered me so much that I tried out more than half a dozen anyway, hoping that eventually I would find a good kinship with interesting discussions going on. Almost all of them had kinship chat going through molasses. Sometimes I did try typing some interesting sentences to stir up things, but unfortunately I'm not immune to constant ignoring and the dreadful feeling of talking to myself.  Eventually I just gave up and minded my own business.

Perhaps I'm getting old too. icon_frown

Must be contagious.....That's my experience pretty much as well.
I know I'm old, but my kids think my conversations are relevant and cool...so who knows.
Logged

Grace: Unmerited favor.
Teggy
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 8850


Eat lightsaber, jerks!


View Profile
« Reply #1801 on: July 01, 2011, 03:16:44 PM »

$20 for the standard version now, including 30 days.

Trion trolled us big time with the latest patch notes, saying epics would be more likely to drop in experts. Same horrible drop rates. It's a horrible grind to get a full T2 set.
Logged

"Is there any chance your jolly Garchomp is female?" - Wonderpug
faide
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 445


View Profile
« Reply #1802 on: July 14, 2011, 05:13:13 PM »

Looks like Rift is free for returning subscribers from the 13th through the 19th. 

http://www.riftgame.com/en/products/return-to-telara/

Logged

Teggy
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 8850


Eat lightsaber, jerks!


View Profile
« Reply #1803 on: July 20, 2011, 01:36:45 PM »

Thought this was kind of funny - apparently Molinar has a higher population than Sunrest now.

http://www.riftstatus.net/graph/Sunrest/history/1d#!/graph/Molinar/history/7d
Logged

"Is there any chance your jolly Garchomp is female?" - Wonderpug
Teggy
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 8850


Eat lightsaber, jerks!


View Profile
« Reply #1804 on: July 22, 2011, 04:57:38 PM »

Free game + five days to anyone interested:

This code will grant a free copy of RIFT and five days of complimentary game time. Join your friend with the Ascend-a-Friend program and then visit RIFTgame.com/start for instructions on redeeming your free game. Don’t wait—your code must be redeemed by July 31, 2011!


Free RIFT Code
Y6EJ-FFZ6-2NTP-XMDK-MT32
Logged

"Is there any chance your jolly Garchomp is female?" - Wonderpug
naednek
Global Moderator
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 4741



View Profile
« Reply #1805 on: August 16, 2011, 02:07:15 PM »

Yes, I'm still playing...

I finally hit lvl 50 last night.  This marks the first time I reached maximum level on any MMO, and I've been playing since the EQ days.  Now I'm not sure what I want to do. I plan on cancelling in October when it runs out, but do I keep playing my 50 character, or play my lvl 37 (not sure what she is, maybe rogue) and try to get her maxed out.  Unfortunately each character is on different sides, so I won't be in my current guild.
Logged
Roguetad
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2091


View Profile
« Reply #1806 on: August 16, 2011, 04:06:06 PM »

What is there to do at 50?  My guy is lvl 45, and I still see a lot of lvl 50s running around questing and fighting the larger zone quests.  There must be something there for them...maybe faction grinds? 

I started running out of quests (that weren't 4 levels higher) at level 43 until I followed an old quest lead to the droughtlands and just explored the zone.   
Logged
Teggy
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 8850


Eat lightsaber, jerks!


View Profile
« Reply #1807 on: August 16, 2011, 04:39:07 PM »

At 50 you'll primarily do T1 instances followed by T2 instances, followed by raids if you can/want.
You can rank up in PVP for gear, if that's your thing.
There are definitely faction grinds, some more worthwhile than others.
Logged

"Is there any chance your jolly Garchomp is female?" - Wonderpug
Roguetad
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2091


View Profile
« Reply #1808 on: August 16, 2011, 04:54:09 PM »

I'm working on the faction stuff for the Order of Mathos (sp?) so I can buy one of their cool looking mounts.  I still have a ways to go to reach decorated though. 

Leveling up a rogue has been fun.  If I get bored with the close combat melee thing, I can switch to ranger/marksman, or ranger/bard for support.  Even within the melee rogue souls there is a lot of variety.  It never gets boring.  I tried an assassin/ranger mix this weekened that surprisingly worked really well for solo questing.  I was able to take full advantage of all of the positional bonuses and backstab while my boar kept their attention.  And then I could switch to using ranger skills supporting the zone wide fights.  Worked pretty well.  Lots of versatility.  I've even functioned as a makeshift healer during a few zone battles playing a ranger/bard, keeping most of the group healed up and buffed.

 
Logged
naednek
Global Moderator
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 4741



View Profile
« Reply #1809 on: August 16, 2011, 05:38:37 PM »

Quote from: Roguetad on August 16, 2011, 04:06:06 PM

What is there to do at 50?  My guy is lvl 45, and I still see a lot of lvl 50s running around questing and fighting the larger zone quests.  There must be something there for them...maybe faction grinds? 

I started running out of quests (that weren't 4 levels higher) at level 43 until I followed an old quest lead to the droughtlands and just explored the zone.   

I know there's game after 50, but I have no clue what to do.  I've never been big on raids.  I tend to play at about 1 hour a session, so anything long term I usually miss out on.
Logged
ericb
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1654



View Profile
« Reply #1810 on: September 23, 2011, 01:27:37 AM »

Anyone still active and playing on a decent (actually populated) PvE or RP-PvE server?  I've started back again and really like the changes but my server appears a little dead during the week.  I love some of the recent changes (the LFG tool, ability to transfer your rift shards to other characters if you out level them, cross shard warfronts, etc) but approaching 50 on my warrior it's looking bleak.  My guild has one other person logged in during the past week and it's got 100+ unique members.  Would love to transfer to a more active shard (Guardian) and more active guild.
Logged
Teggy
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 8850


Eat lightsaber, jerks!


View Profile
« Reply #1811 on: September 23, 2011, 01:58:22 AM »

The planar attunement and solo instances that are coming out look pretty cool, but I have less than 2 weeks left on my sub so I don't think I'll reinstall.
Logged

"Is there any chance your jolly Garchomp is female?" - Wonderpug
Blackadar
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3458



View Profile
« Reply #1812 on: September 27, 2011, 01:21:34 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on September 23, 2011, 01:58:22 AM

The planar attunement and solo instances that are coming out look pretty cool, but I have less than 2 weeks left on my sub so I don't think I'll reinstall.

Hell, I hadn't heard about solo instances.  That might just be enough to get me to re-sub.
Logged

Raise the bridge! I have an erection!
Blackjack
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 10900



View Profile
« Reply #1813 on: September 27, 2011, 04:16:22 PM »

Quote from: Blackadar on September 27, 2011, 01:21:34 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 23, 2011, 01:58:22 AM

The planar attunement and solo instances that are coming out look pretty cool, but I have less than 2 weeks left on my sub so I don't think I'll reinstall.

Hell, I hadn't heard about solo instances.  That might just be enough to get me to re-sub.
I got an e-mail about it today (new solo and duo instances -- or you can tackle the duo types solo if you're tough/brave -- instances for L50), but I don't recall if I had anyone remotely close to L50.
Logged

Playing
PC
-Wasteland 2 (post-apoc, turn-based squad strategy/RPG )
-Grim Dawn
-Gauntlet (4 player co-op dungeon arcade brawling)
Blackjack
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 10900



View Profile
« Reply #1814 on: September 29, 2011, 02:36:14 PM »

Quote from: Blackadar on September 27, 2011, 01:21:34 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 23, 2011, 01:58:22 AM

The planar attunement and solo instances that are coming out look pretty cool, but I have less than 2 weeks left on my sub so I don't think I'll reinstall.

Hell, I hadn't heard about solo instances.  That might just be enough to get me to re-sub.
Here's the Chronicles (solo/duo instances) page:
http://www.riftgame.com/en/world/dungeons/chronicles.php
Logged

Playing
PC
-Wasteland 2 (post-apoc, turn-based squad strategy/RPG )
-Grim Dawn
-Gauntlet (4 player co-op dungeon arcade brawling)
Teggy
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 8850


Eat lightsaber, jerks!


View Profile
« Reply #1815 on: September 30, 2011, 12:18:10 PM »

Ok, when I get settled I may resub to play those.  It's very cool that they've made a way for people who can't commit to raiding (or want to deal with the drama) to experience the endgame content.
Logged

"Is there any chance your jolly Garchomp is female?" - Wonderpug
Sparhawk
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1834



View Profile
« Reply #1816 on: October 01, 2011, 11:05:11 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on September 30, 2011, 12:18:10 PM

Ok, when I get settled I may resub to play those.  It's very cool that they've made a way for people who can't commit to raiding (or want to deal with the drama) to experience the endgame content.

Well.. I wouldn't call it experiencing end game content.  Truth is I found the Chronicles to be something of a let down and they are short and not very "epic."
Logged

PSN: Kal_Torok
Xbox Live: Sparhawk GT
ericb
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1654



View Profile
« Reply #1817 on: October 02, 2011, 01:48:47 PM »

Quote from: Sparhawk on October 01, 2011, 11:05:11 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 30, 2011, 12:18:10 PM

Ok, when I get settled I may resub to play those.  It's very cool that they've made a way for people who can't commit to raiding (or want to deal with the drama) to experience the endgame content.

Well.. I wouldn't call it experiencing end game content.  Truth is I found the Chronicles to be something of a let down and they are short and not very "epic."


True...these are supposed to be intro dungeons to help a new 50 get gear to run dungeons and introduce content more than anything else.  They are adding more in later patches though and they are adding the new difficulty level (with higher gear) to the older dungeons eventually (think it's only two of them now).  The game itself is much better than when I left it a couple months ago and fun but the population is down an unbelievable amount.  The bad thing is I don't see it getting any better with SWTOR, GW2, Secret World and even Diablo 3 all on the horizon.
Logged
Blackjack
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 10900



View Profile
« Reply #1818 on: October 02, 2011, 08:43:36 PM »

I lost interest because the meat-and-potatoes questing was very rote, aside from some interesting things lower-to-mid level. Others would say "Oh, they put them all in hub areas so at least they're convenient" but the excitement of planar invasion events could only make up for the lack of inspiration in questing/storytelling for me for so long. I don't blame anyone for that -- nobody promised me interesting basic questing, so I knew once the shiny aspect of invasion events faded away, I wouldn't be sticking around.

I thought the Chronicles sounded promising on paper, but we all know press releases make everything sound totally awesome.  icon_smile

I found Rift to be full of amazing parts, pieces and features, and yet the sum wasn't something that was going to retain me for more than a few months.

If they should find themselves heading in the F2P direction like so much of the industry, I could see myself checking it out again then.
« Last Edit: October 02, 2011, 08:47:36 PM by Blackjack » Logged

Playing
PC
-Wasteland 2 (post-apoc, turn-based squad strategy/RPG )
-Grim Dawn
-Gauntlet (4 player co-op dungeon arcade brawling)
El-Producto
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2035



View Profile
« Reply #1819 on: October 14, 2011, 06:39:37 PM »

Man, I wish I had grabbed this when it was 7 bucks on Steam a while back.

I'm a casual MMO'er, but this sounds like fun to solo.
Logged

"Goonies never say die"
Blackjack
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 10900



View Profile
« Reply #1820 on: October 14, 2011, 06:43:26 PM »

Quote from: El-Producto on October 14, 2011, 06:39:37 PM

Man, I wish I had grabbed this when it was 7 bucks on Steam a while back.

I'm a casual MMO'er, but this sounds like fun to solo.
This weekend (Oct. 13-17) it's free to play, whether you're returning to it or never played:
http://www.riftgame.com/en/products/return-to-telara/index.php?utm_campaign=return_to_telara
Quote
RIFT™ 1.5: Ashes of History is now live, and you get to see it for free! Explore the dynamic, war-torn world of Telara on your way to Chronicles, Planar Attunement, and everything else the new update has to offer.

October 13 through October 17, we’re giving everyone a free preview of Telara. RIFT has the most aggressive update schedule of any MMO (5 in 7 months so far) and Ashes of History is the biggest yet.
Logged

Playing
PC
-Wasteland 2 (post-apoc, turn-based squad strategy/RPG )
-Grim Dawn
-Gauntlet (4 player co-op dungeon arcade brawling)
El-Producto
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2035



View Profile
« Reply #1821 on: October 14, 2011, 06:44:57 PM »

Good to know.. thanks.

I really need a 30 day sub though.. I tend to play VERY casually.

Looks like Greenmangaming has it for $15 right now, actually they have 25% off which makes the collectors edition $10.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2011, 06:56:01 PM by El-Producto » Logged

"Goonies never say die"
Blackjack
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 10900



View Profile
« Reply #1822 on: October 14, 2011, 06:56:55 PM »

Quote from: El-Producto on October 14, 2011, 06:44:57 PM

Good to know.. thanks.

I really need a 30 day sub though.. I tend to play VERY casually.

Looks like Greenmangaming has it for $15 right now, actually they have 25% off which makes the collectors edition $10.
I'd just play it for 96 or 72 hours straight. You'll know by then if it's something you'll stay interested in casually or not.  icon_smile

I would check it out but have a lot going on this weekend and Sunday is all about The Walking Dead season premiere.  icon_twisted
Logged

Playing
PC
-Wasteland 2 (post-apoc, turn-based squad strategy/RPG )
-Grim Dawn
-Gauntlet (4 player co-op dungeon arcade brawling)
El-Producto
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2035



View Profile
« Reply #1823 on: October 14, 2011, 06:59:22 PM »

Quote from: Blackjack on October 14, 2011, 06:56:55 PM

Quote from: El-Producto on October 14, 2011, 06:44:57 PM

Good to know.. thanks.

I really need a 30 day sub though.. I tend to play VERY casually.

Looks like Greenmangaming has it for $15 right now, actually they have 25% off which makes the collectors edition $10.
I'd just play it for 96 or 72 hours straight. You'll know by then if it's something you'll stay interested in casually or not.  icon_smile

I would check it out but have a lot going on this weekend and Sunday is all about The Walking Dead season premiere.  icon_twisted

Problem is, my gaming time is fairly limited these days.. an hour here an hour there.  I WISH I could do a marathon.
Logged

"Goonies never say die"
morlac
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2779



View Profile
« Reply #1824 on: October 15, 2011, 12:16:17 AM »

Quote from: El-Producto on October 14, 2011, 06:59:22 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on October 14, 2011, 06:56:55 PM

Quote from: El-Producto on October 14, 2011, 06:44:57 PM

Good to know.. thanks.

I really need a 30 day sub though.. I tend to play VERY casually.

Looks like Greenmangaming has it for $15 right now, actually they have 25% off which makes the collectors edition $10.
I'd just play it for 96 or 72 hours straight. You'll know by then if it's something you'll stay interested in casually or not.  icon_smile

I would check it out but have a lot going on this weekend and Sunday is all about The Walking Dead season premiere.  icon_twisted

Problem is, my gaming time is fairly limited these days.. an hour here an hour there.  I WISH I could do a marathon.

I'm in the same boat and found that Rift is good for playing in those spurts.  I just started 2 weeks ago during the latest Steam sale.
Logged

morlac00 on PSN
Blackjack
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 10900



View Profile
« Reply #1825 on: October 15, 2011, 03:37:20 AM »

Apparently this "giant head" bug is being fixed, but there are several pretty amusing image links here:
http://forums.riftgame.com/rift-general-discussions/general-discussion/268035-does-my-head-look-big-little-bug.html
Logged

Playing
PC
-Wasteland 2 (post-apoc, turn-based squad strategy/RPG )
-Grim Dawn
-Gauntlet (4 player co-op dungeon arcade brawling)
Blackjack
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 10900



View Profile
« Reply #1826 on: December 23, 2011, 05:35:25 PM »

Although I canceled months ago, still got this notice that I'm sure everyone did who had played it at some point:
Quote
We recently discovered that unauthorized intruders gained access to a Trion Worlds account database. The database in question contained information including user names, encrypted passwords, dates of birth, email addresses, billing addresses, and the first and last four digits and expiration dates of customer credit cards.

There is no evidence, and we have no reason to believe, that full credit card information was accessed or compromised in any way. We have already taken further action to strengthen our systems, even as we, with external security experts, continue to research the extent of the unauthorized access.

You will notice on your next log in to our website that you will be required to change your password, and existing Mobile Authenticator users will also need to reconnect their Authenticator. When you log in, you will be prompted to provide a new password, security questions and answers, and be given the option to connect your account to our Mobile Authenticator to enhance your account’s security.

If you have used your username and password for other accounts, especially financial accounts or accounts with personal information, we suggest you change your passwords on those accounts as well. We recommend that you carefully review your statements, account activity, and credit reports to help protect the security of those accounts. If you need information on how to obtain your credit report or believe any such accounts have been breached, please visit www.trionworlds.com/AccountNotification for more information.

You should have continued, uninterrupted access to RIFT, and we do not anticipate any disruptions to your playing time.

Nevertheless, if you own the RIFT game, you will be granted three (3) days of complimentary RIFT game time once you update your password and security questions.

Additionally, once you update your account and set a new password, your account will be granted a Moneybags’ Purse, which increases your looted coin by 10%, even if you have not yet purchased RIFT.

Please log in to https://rift.trionworlds.com (and we recommend that you copy and paste this link into your browser to access the site) to update your password, security questions and Authenticator.
I guess we oughta do this even if we have a dormant account?  icon_confused
Logged

Playing
PC
-Wasteland 2 (post-apoc, turn-based squad strategy/RPG )
-Grim Dawn
-Gauntlet (4 player co-op dungeon arcade brawling)
Blackjack
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 10900



View Profile
« Reply #1827 on: January 24, 2012, 07:10:10 PM »

Origin is now offering Rift ($19.99). Yes, it's weird SWTOR's publisher is now indirectly involved with Rift, but it sounds like they're determined to make Origin a multi-publisher carrier, so to speak (just like Steam doesn't just carry Valve games).

Does it mean EA will absorb Trion Worlds some day, and all those Rift features we want in SWTOR will suddenly move over there? I doubt it, but it's a good rumor to start, no?  smirk
Logged

Playing
PC
-Wasteland 2 (post-apoc, turn-based squad strategy/RPG )
-Grim Dawn
-Gauntlet (4 player co-op dungeon arcade brawling)
Arclight
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2259


Truth, is a person.


View Profile
« Reply #1828 on: January 29, 2012, 03:21:23 AM »

Thinking of jumping back into Rift. I'll be done with SW:ToR in a week or so. I got so much more out of Rift than I did in ToR. What a let down that was.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2012, 03:23:02 AM by Arclight » Logged

Grace: Unmerited favor.
Harkonis
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 9857



View Profile
« Reply #1829 on: January 29, 2012, 09:08:31 PM »

Quote from: Arclight on January 29, 2012, 03:21:23 AM

Thinking of jumping back into Rift. I'll be done with SW:ToR in a week or so. I got so much more out of Rift than I did in ToR. What a let down that was.

I had a lot more fun with Rift than I did with SWTOR, especially with regards to pvp.  However apparently Rift is very much haves and have-nots in pvp and I'll probably wait until they address that (they've said they are)
Logged
USMC Kato
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2822


I have a bad feeling about this....


View Profile
« Reply #1830 on: January 29, 2012, 09:27:58 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on January 29, 2012, 09:08:31 PM

Quote from: Arclight on January 29, 2012, 03:21:23 AM

Thinking of jumping back into Rift. I'll be done with SW:ToR in a week or so. I got so much more out of Rift than I did in ToR. What a let down that was.

I had a lot more fun with Rift than I did with SWTOR, especially with regards to pvp.  However apparently Rift is very much haves and have-nots in pvp and I'll probably wait until they address that (they've said they are)

If they do fix the PVP gear issue, I would consider going back.
Logged

Semper Fidelis

Gamertag: USMC Kato
PSN ID: USMC_Kato
Gamecenter ID: USMC Kato
Wii U Nintendo ID: USMC_Kato
ydejin
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 989



View Profile
« Reply #1831 on: January 29, 2012, 11:54:45 PM »

Quote from: Arclight on January 29, 2012, 03:21:23 AM

Thinking of jumping back into Rift. I'll be done with SW:ToR in a week or so. I got so much more out of Rift than I did in ToR. What a let down that was.

I leveled a character up to 50 in Rift, but once I hit endgame I burned out very quickly.  While I had notions of running a character up on the other faction, I never got around to it.

In SWTOR OTOH I feel a lot more attachment to my main character, and I've started leveling up some more characters.  I'm really enjoying the story focus in SWTOR.

We'll have to see what Bioware does or does not add.  If they can give me the equivalent of a top notch DLC storypack every 2-3 months or so, I'll be pretty happy with it.  If all we ever get is new Warzones and Flashpoints, that would make me sad.  But either way I'll still be having fun until I run out of character storylines.  I did play through Mass Effect 1 at least 5 times though (including 3 with the same character on all three difficulty levels).  So I may be overestimating what it takes to keep me happy.
Logged
Blackadar
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3458



View Profile
« Reply #1832 on: January 31, 2012, 06:08:44 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on January 29, 2012, 09:08:31 PM

Quote from: Arclight on January 29, 2012, 03:21:23 AM

Thinking of jumping back into Rift. I'll be done with SW:ToR in a week or so. I got so much more out of Rift than I did in ToR. What a let down that was.

I had a lot more fun with Rift than I did with SWTOR, especially with regards to pvp.  However apparently Rift is very much haves and have-nots in pvp and I'll probably wait until they address that (they've said they are)

I know that the upcoming 1.7 patch (already on the test server) is really focused around improving the PvP stuff, so I imagine it's just about to be fixed.  

Oh, I've recently returned to RIFT and have an AAR going:  http://brokenforum.com/index.php?threads/return-to-rift-aar.573/
(not trying to pimp another forum, that's just where I decided to do it)
Logged

Raise the bridge! I have an erection!
Teggy
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 8850


Eat lightsaber, jerks!


View Profile
« Reply #1833 on: March 08, 2012, 03:45:14 PM »

It would appear that from the 8th to 14th you can use your old characters for free. It says "high level ascended", so I don't know if that means only 50's or you are simply restricted to characters you have already created or what. I'm considering downloading so I can try some of the new single player content but the timing is not great with ME3 in 360 at the moment.
Logged

"Is there any chance your jolly Garchomp is female?" - Wonderpug
PR_GMR
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3430



View Profile
« Reply #1834 on: June 01, 2012, 04:13:30 PM »

Neato news: Rift expansion pack announced with this teaser today. It will be called 'Storm Legion'.  nod
Logged
ericb
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1654



View Profile
« Reply #1835 on: June 02, 2012, 10:05:58 PM »

The expansion may get me back in...2 new lands plus expanding the original (tripling the original size), 4 new souls, player housing, instant adventures for lower levels, 10 more levels, 7 new dungeons, 3 new raids, advanced crafting, capes and more of everything else (mounts, pets, puzzles, etc).
Logged
Roguetad
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2091


View Profile
« Reply #1836 on: November 09, 2012, 07:27:20 PM »

Arise!  With the freeplay weekend (11/7-11/11), has anyone tried getting back into Rift?  I had a character close to max level at 47, but RL and other games pulled me away and I canceled earlier this year.  I patched up and looked at my characters, and man, it's overwhelming how many soul combos and skills there are in this game.  I'm spoiled by GW2 just having to worry about 1 hotbar of skills.

It looks like they added some soul templates with explanations, which is helpful.  It's still a lot of skills to manage.  After about 30 minutes of trying to relearn some of the souls, I logged off and went back to GW2.  I'll give it another try this weekend.  I enjoyed Rift while I was playing, but I just don't think I could go back.  Both GW2 and TSW intentionally limit the # of active skills you can carry on your hotbar, which I like.  I hate having to manage 3 banks of skills.
Logged
MythicalMino
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 240


View Profile
« Reply #1837 on: November 22, 2012, 10:16:21 PM »

I am attempting another look at Rift...although, with playing Guild Wars 2, I am having lots of difficulty with it. So many things GW2 did that is better than any other MMO out there, I feel.

I do like the rifts, though...but the questing? My God, my God...
Logged

PSN: MythicalMino
Blackjack
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 10900



View Profile
« Reply #1838 on: December 12, 2012, 08:53:17 PM »

Natural evolution? Eh...

Rift MMO hit hard by layoffs at Trion
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/183304/Rift_MMO_hit_hard_by_layoffs_at_Trion.php#.UMicPh19K2W
Quote
An affected source tells us that the number of developers out of work today -- developers spanning several disciplines, including artists and designers -- numbers somewhere in the neighborhood of 40.

The company confirmed that there were layoffs today "in response to market conditions, product timelines and the natural evolution of our company," though refused to confirm either the number affected or whether it was the Rift team specifically.
I've started to say the only time you want to be working for an MMO dev not named Blizzard is just before launch. It's like a paper airplane. Exciting until launch, and then eventually a decay back to earth is inevitable...
« Last Edit: December 12, 2012, 08:54:53 PM by Blackjack » Logged

Playing
PC
-Wasteland 2 (post-apoc, turn-based squad strategy/RPG )
-Grim Dawn
-Gauntlet (4 player co-op dungeon arcade brawling)
Roguetad
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2091


View Profile
« Reply #1839 on: December 12, 2012, 10:29:47 PM »

Corporate spin is hilarious.  It's like creative writing.

I think Rift is a good fantasy mmo, but the days of the pay to play, $15 a month model are gone for most companies.  Maybe Blizzard can do it with their next mmo.  Most companies can only dream of a large customer base all willing and eager to pay $15 a month to play their mmo...for years at a time. 

My suggestion for anyone considering developing a new mmo not named Blizzard is to design it without a monthly fee and build in a good store model.  Also, see SWTOR for how not to do it.  Hopefully Bethesda is watching the MMO market closely and adjusting their plans for the Elder Scrolls online.     
Logged
Pages: 1 ... 44 45 [46] 47   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.157 seconds with 104 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.037s, 2q)