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Rift - Planes of Telara

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  1. lemode New Member

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    No. originally announced and tried on the alpha server, they had reduced the sab range to like 5-10m or something short. It was garbage. They reverted and kept the range the next day. Regardless, the only viable PvP spec for rogues is still half what it was. It’s sad…sab and marksman were the reason I rolled a rogue or played this game. Both have been nerfed to hell now.
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    I know Sab wasnt nerfed in the traditional way. Sab and warrior had bugs with their armor penetrating talent. instead of the small 2-10% it was bypassing 95-99% of all armor. That was giving the insane amount of damage that people were crying about.

    Although honestly I havent really kept up too much on their nerfs/tweaks/buffs since I dont really play one.
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    The "Carrot-on-a-stick" method. Blizzard mastered this.

    There are MMO's like World of Warcraft with a "level-cap" where once you hit the maximum level, you usually have two choices.

    PvE: You kill NPC's and get gear, only to use that gear to kill more NPC's to get better gear.
    you get nowhere because in a few months all that gear and work is replaced. More than often, people hate PvE but only do it for the gear. Then they realize that the gear is only used to fuel the hate for PvE even more, so they stop.

    PvP: You kill other players, over and over again.

    fin

    Then there are MMO's like EVE online where you constantly build an economical empire, you constantly explore, you can't teleport everywhere instantly. It's not level based, but experience based and knowledge based because of the vast complexity of the game.

    These are the types of MMO's I like. Ones I can still build/progress a character but am not limited to 60 levels of fun and then pointlessness.
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    The MMO formula has not changed since 1999 really. Said ‘carrot on stick’ method applied even to Asheron's Call…which came out well before WoW.

    Two IPs that MMO gamers are clamoring for are; Guild Wars 2 and SW:TOR.

    Guild wars was hugely successful but needed some obvious tweaks to be great. I am certain GW2 will be what people wanted…but it could be the opposite. I’m hoping they launch with the PvP packages they offered much later because that game’s 20 level grind was stupid. However, I honestly do not expect any new ingenuity whatsoever. It will be polished and rehashed with some new abilities. The game is competitive and could potentially be an eSport. Time will tell though.

    SW:TOR, I am and always will be a Star Wars fan. No matter how many crappy games have been put out under the IP I still play them no matter how sh!tbox and clunky they are. There have been a FEW gems though. KOTOR was definitely one…the second being a little lack luster however expectation was almost impossible to top the 1st. With SW:TOR it’s the 1st fully voiced MMO. While I didn’t like Mass Effect personally, I had always thought they voice choice system would be great in an MMO (and Bioware did that for SW:TOR). The other part of that is, this is not an orc, wizard, magic, sword shield, elf, dwarf game. A new combat mechanic with cover (will definitely be the 1st class((es)) I test with the IA/Smuggler). I heard what a horrid launch SWG had and by the time I was ready to play it SOE had it and changed everything. I tested a bounty hunter much later…and loved it. said I’d play the next SW launch if there ever was another SW MMO. Whispers and internet sites have been talking about development for about 5years now almost 6 I think. Anyway, in this rare case…even if the PvP is bunk in SW:TOR. I will play till I can no longer stand leveling each class. I am sure that SW:TOR will be my last MMO though. I’ve outgrown the genera all together and nothing will pull me in after this.

    The class method will always be there. DPS TANK RANGE SUPPORT will always be there. Healing being OPd, FOTMs, Cookie Cutter Builds, obnoxious people, will always be a part of MMOs. All that came well before WoW.
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    I selected a 3 month subscription because I'm only level 28. I really enjoy Rift when I have time to play so I will definitely be playing for another three months... as I'm sure it will take me three months from now to hit 50, or more. For the hardcore players hitting 50 during launch week, they must be insane. I don't know how anyone can play a game that much within a week and not want to die. Besides, how can the game be any fun if you're one of very few at 50 awaiting content?
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    I hear you Johnny. I don't quite get it either. I have three characters in game. My highest being L28 and STEAM tells me I've played a little over 50 hours total and I was in head start.

    I'm never in any rush to the end but so many people just bang it through as fast as possible. IMO these games are meant to be played over a long period of time. I like to enjoy the ride.

    then again I work full time, I'm married, have a kid and family and friends to spend time with not to mention a home to keep up. I'm lucky to spend an hour or so a night.
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    I don't know if you can embed video but I recorded one last night when I was baked off my ass and stumbled across a part of the River of Souls event:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYZCHmQ8aQQ

    As it says in the description I suggest you mute the sound because the audio is distorted by the music I didn't know the game recorded. I may dub over it in the future using YouTube. This was recorded using the video recording feature they added to the game yesterday.

    Also did anyone else get the authenticator they released the day before yesterday for Android phones? I got it the moment they patched the patcher for it, 100% free. When I did I received the suffix "the Ironclad" for my character in the mail.
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    Yeah the in-game recorder was just add in lastest patch, i haven't tried it yet. But it sounds awesome.

    And this world event is driving me crazy... Death Rifts are dropping as soon as they open. NEED MOAR RIFTS!!!

    I was 15 on launch day, i was all excited and ready to grind levels... But come launch day pssh i really didn't care anymore. But I got 6 months subscription, and at this rate.. I doubt i'll pay for another. But i'm not all about hitting 50. I'm achievement junkie, i was the same with WoW. So the achievements, artifacts and the questing style is what drove me to the game. I'm not much into hardcore raiding or pvp. I just do it for shit's and giggle's :D
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    Just hit level 50, im really impressed with the buffing for mages - finally not so squishy!

    anyway, im going to see what all the QQ is about and make a pvp soul with pyro as the primary
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    what spec did you roll? leveling?
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    i rolled the cookie cutter necro/warlock/dom build to level with and it does an awesome job at survivability in pve and is pretty damn decent in pvp when your with a group of people i can usually rack about 40-60k dmg delt in warfronts and normaly stack about 5 - 10 killing blows to about 50-60 assists

    the way i have it spec'd is 44/20/2 for necro/lock/dom

    im planning to make that pyro build tonight and take it straight into pvp and try out a few other souls in combination to see what works best with my play style.
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    I just got my 3rd 50, so now all that is left is my tune I trio with a Paladin and a bard.

    I am really enjoying the world event, what does everyone else think ?
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    Free Weekend

    Log on to the Rift website or just check your email :toast:
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    I cant believe how awesome bards are for groups. Group of 5 wiped about 5 times on expert Efreetu mob in FOLH. Our DPS warrior got mad and quit, so we invited a bard. First try we got him down and didnt even have to res anyone. The difference is incredible ;D
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    Yeah bards make it easier for the main healer, the buffs boost dps and healing, also with riff + virtuoso I can break 600 dps (for 15 seconds lol), IMO they are most valuable, class for support as they just do so much!
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    Only issue I have with this game is how long it takes to do experts. Its almost a guaranteed 2.5-3 hour event. And last night I was with a sub-par group (I assume) and we nearly hit the 5 hour mark before I said screw it and logged. I guess that could be due to skill level and will get better with time, but damn that is a long freaking time to do something. I dont want to waste 2-3 hours a day just trying to get a daily done.
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    It depends on the group and the dungeon, expert IT really shouldn't take more than an hour and a half, where as expert CC 2-3 hours would be normal.

    But yeah they really should look at adjusting amount of trash in dungeons like RD, and FC, just because of the sheer time sink.
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    Rift key for the weekend if anyone wants to try it. April 8-11th
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    Hey all, I've been playing from launch. Currently 44 Warrior, been pvping my way up levels. Problem is once I hit the 40 range, I'm worthless 1 on 1. Anyone got any good pvp warrior specs they'd like to share? I'm paladin, champion riftblade currently.

    Regulos Defiant.
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    Just head over to the official RIFT forums and you will find all sorts of builds.
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    Since 1.1 was released most of the OPd warrior builds were toned down cept for Champion (slight tweaks but not much) and Paragon. For PvP most warriors are running around with Champion heavy or Paragon heavy builds still.

    http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0cukt.EetsuAusR.E0czo

    that’s what my war has @ 50.

    Your current spec is more suited for PvE tanking and trust me it's good that you know that build will help you run T1's and T2's later.
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    It depends. If you have played and enjoyed games like WoW or Warhammer then yes, it will be right up your ally.

    Be aware that this game is just a very refined version of those two games (I know there are many other inspirations for this game but those two jump on the most) and follows the same "Theme park" mindset as other MMO's goes.

    It does a few things that really make the game more enjoybale.

    -Rifts - Giant portals that are opened from different planes (fire, water, air, earth, death, life).

    - Soul system - You can have up to 4 different builds for your one character. So this lets you have for example a tanking spec, dps spec, and support spec, and what ever else you want.

    Dynamic World events - We are currently doing one right now. So the items that we get from these events wont come back one its done next weekend. Also GM's have the ability to start events if they feel like it!

    In anycase, do one of the free trials and see for yourself!
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    Ok guys. I just bought the game and started my Cleric. I'm level 8 now and it's fun and all but i'm just very confused about my trees and UI.

    First of all I believe I am a combination of Druid, Justicar and Sentinel. So someone tell me first off if I am being a stupid or not with that combination. Plus any tips on specing would be appreciated.

    Another concern is the UI. How do I make it so that I can have multiple action bars on the screen? My first one is already filled with attacks/buffs and I have two more that I had to put on the other action bar but every time I want to get to them, I have to click the arrow to get to the next row... Very inconvenient.
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    It depends on how you want to play your Cleric and what spec you are using it for. Is it for healing? Dps? Tanking? Also depends on your playstyle. My cleric does HoTs (Heals over time) and instant cast heals.


    EDIT: i was wondering what those of you play think... there was a lengthy thread that talked about you playing a role that you didnt enjoy just to get into a group to get gear.

    So if you were a DPS Rogue whether Melee or ranged and you didnt have/want to play a Bard spec.

    I think its great to learn the different abilities and rolls that a class can be. If you can understand a mechanic of a certain role I think it helps you be a better player especially in PvP since you will be familiar with what the other players are trying to do. Also it makes you more appealable to others who are looking for more people for a gorup. I think thta if you are more versitile and have the ability to help the group out when they need it, that it just makes you look better.

    I have no problem being DPS but if they need some off heals, BAM, I go to Bard and help the group out. I think a lot of people are too selfish in not wanting to help the group out if they dont get to play their favorite spec. When they do that they may get kicked from the group or not invited at all. Now if they did play the other spec and they are the only class there. Guess what happens if loot for your class drops? That's right you get it, so now you can play your favorite spec out of that group and have gear for it.

    In anycase thats just my outlook on it. Anyone else on the opposite spectrum?
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