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Rift - Planes of Telara

Discussion in 'Games' started by kuroikenshi, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. WhiteNoise

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    Hey my post wasn't meant as a slam against the game. I have to admit it's one of the very best MMO's I've played and if I had time I'd play more but the past several weeks I don't find myself logging in and when I have time I find myself playing other games I have that I haven't beat.

    Rift is cool. They'll merge servers I'm sure and I know I will eventually return...when I don't have other games I'd rather play.
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    I haven't had any problems finding parties, Carrion is still going plenty strong. Always people in Meridian, always at least 10 people in invasions. Guardians, however, are lacking in numbers by my understanding. They never really show up in force to invasions and the general consensus (heard FROM actual Guardian players) is that they're a bunch of douches. They don't help other players, they don't do anything productive, they don't form raids, nothing. The five or so Guardians that DO show up for invasions (when we have 20 lol) always bash on the Guardian side.

    As far as quitting goes... I don't know. I've never done endgame anything before, although it is tempting because I want to be able to kick the ass of anyone who comes my way. If the level cap is raised in the future, though, all that gear is useless...

    I sincerely hope Trion has something big in the pipelines soon, people should not be getting bored with the game only 2 months out. I'm crossing my fingers...
  3. kuroikenshi

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    1.2 patch has hit! A quick list of things that have been added!

    -Wardrobe function
    -Crafting Rifts
    -LFG Dungeon finder (local server, not cross server)
    -Ton's of class balances and buffs
    -10 man expert rifts
    -Slivers (alternate reality rifts)
    -Chances to get more crafting plaques
    -Clother vendor (costumes!)
    -Making expert dungeons more melee friendly

    There is a lot more that you can find out via the official forums but I love the wardrobe function! My rogue looks like a Hooters waitress! :roll:

    I am excited to try the new experts to see how they are... any one care to comment on the difference?
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    They’ve dumbed down the t1s and t2s too much imo.

    However valor and the PvP balance has made me love my rogue so much! All the new Marksmen that have popped up are fodder to my assassin (which I have been playing 51 points into sin since I hit 50 so now I LOVE IT EVEN MORE!) They changed marksman all together really. You now get a ranged insta silence with a 15 second cd that’s awesome but OPd imo.

    [​IMG]

    Also got server 1st on 2 of the new rank 6 PvP items. And one of the items that was moved from honored to decorated from the port scion vendor. Bought the port scion dagger just to be the server 1st cuz I know no one had bought that lolz. The PvP balance has made me love the game again tbh.
  5. NinkobEi

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    Yeh, dungeons are just plain boring now. They went from requiring some knowledge of game mechanics, to being able to run through blindfold with a cigarette in your mouth. My cleric heals went from ~1900 to ~2400 regular. I heal for 3k non-crits, up from 2400. My old highest crit was 5200, I have to assume I will be able to heal for 7k or more now, assuming the tank ever gets that low, which he wont because all the mobs hit like pansies now. I may roll a mage tank soon just to see if it can be done.
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    what server is everyone in? im in one i think its called lorthem or something
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    They need to create a shard transfer feature. I would gladly pay money to switch to another server.
  8. kuroikenshi

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    Would it be Lotham by chance? I know that is a pretty populated sever.

    Well i had a chance to do Expert Iron Tombs and wow... they really did nerf it... our group pretty much did face roll it. I suppose it's for the best for us that don't have too much time... but still... I was liking the difficulty because you had to be on your game.

    I am liking the increased plaques for crafting BUT I don't like how underpowered the level 50 epic quality items for Weapon master our...

    I currently have the Bow and two handed cleric mace and their level 50 blue quality equivalents are actually better and cheaper to make. I think it's totally wrong considering the differences of materials needed to craft both. How are the other crafting classes like? Are your plaque items better than their blue versions?
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    Runecrafting is a gold mine. I have made hundreds of plat in the last few weeks ;D
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    I dont doubt you but man its a huge pain in the ass... maybe not so much now that we have crafting rifts along with the current daily event of collecting dragonmaw shells. I have gotten so many good reagents from thta. Weee!
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    im brand spanking new to the game and looking for pointers.
    im not a typical mmo player, i play solo alot.

    i am interested in rift as it sounds i can wander and just happen upon massive mmo battles.
    is that the case?

    any beginner tips?a
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    You can... I know in the mid 40's bracket. A lot of people form Shimmersand rift hunting groups. Its a desert contested area and people do the rifts because they drop high end ingredients for crafting and good rewards.

    With that, you can be with your raid and the opposing factions raid can roll up behind you... Also when events happen in contested zones, there are usually huge battles that happen before, during, and after the boss has been summoned.

    The game is soloable and there are many ways to go about it... You can go by doing quests, you can level exclusively from rifting, or you can do Warfronts (instanced PvP). All three of those are viable ways of leveling up.

    if you want to make money, I would suggest going all three gathering... all level ingredients are used in all sorts of crafting. Also people buy supplies to do their crafting dailies so there is never a short on demand for that!
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    How is the end game on here? stuff to do? fun dungeons or fun PVP?
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    Not a pain in the ass at all. I make 3 of a handful of runes each day, put them up on the auction house for 1-2 plat, and log off. Maybe 30 mins worth of work lol. Even buying materials from the AH I make a good profit. Most runes cost mere nickles to make in materials. Even better if you have an outfitter friend with a large supply of soulhides.

    In fact runecrafting has gotten to be more of a pain with the update, since a lot of recipes require a lot more materials.

    A large chunk of money comes from regular Rifts, the Epic augments. They sell for 25 plat each easy.

    Endgame is alright. I'm currently demotivated to do any content at all though. The increase in price on T2 gear combined with the decrease plaque rewards is a bit much. That and dungeons are walk-through with zero challenge now make me very disinterested. Was thinking about taking up PVP, but its usually a steamroll one way or the other. Very few close games (at least for me, lately).

    My guild isnt big enough to raid greenscale, and from what I've heard the new 10-man dungeon difficulty puts all other raid content to shame. The top guilds on my server havent even killed a boss yet. I guess it just takes time to learn it.
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    I went Butchering / Outfitter / Runecrafting , and it has been a gold mine, everything feeds itself and I never have any problems with mats in fact I end up selling a fair amount because I end up needing bank space.

    I made around 70 plat today between dailies and an expert and selling runes and rune mats on the auction house, best part is because all the proffesions feed rune crafting it doesn't cost you a dime to level.
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    dude digi...roll on reclaimer defiant side if you get this game i have 2 50's on the server. Mage and Rogue. hell roll a war and i will roll a cleric and lvl with you!

    i think it really depends on what you want to experience. for beginners clerics and warriors are probably the best classes to start off with...easy to lvl with both.
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    Lemode, I may want to get on your server. However the idiot devs didn't even implement a way to transfer to different servers. UGH!!! Seriously, I would gladly pay them money to transfer. I just need to get off of this piece of s**t PvE server. PvP servers are where all the fun is at.
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    There is a lot to do in my opinion...

    -Expert Dungeons (5 man content-All lower end dungeons get )
    -Expert Rifts/Slivers (10 man endgame)
    -Raids (20 man content)
    -Invasions
    -Crafting Rifts
    -Warfronts (Instanced PvP)
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    what is a crafting rift?
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    They just added them Tuesday but from what I gather (from personal experience) is that you get a Planar Lure - Outfitter and go up to a Rift Tear. Once you use the Lure the Rift busts open and it's like a normal Rift but the enemies are have different names, usually names related to crafting items. After you go through all the stages of the Rift you get a TRUCKLOAD of crafting materials depending on the level of the zone and the level of the person who busted open the rift. I don't think crafting Rifts are soloable so you'd need 7-10 people to clear it but it's definitely worth it.
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    Yeah, sad too see it already, but on the server I am on the population is dropping fast. I'm not sure what happened in the game but I no longer feel the "need" to play which makes me sick cause my sub is for 3 months. Used to be able to get full groups at anytime in Stillmoor, now you can't even get a full group in stillmoor on the weekends. And it's close to impossible to find people to do experts anymore. Think maybe it's time they decommission some servers to push pops up again.
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    As long as your using the lure on a minor rift you can solo them with some skill, and duo them with no trouble, if it's used on a major rift, then yes you need at least 5 people and to be fairly geared, I haven't heard about it being used on a raid rift yet, but my guild has 20 people and about an hour set aside to see if you can even do it, so we are going to try tonight.
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    i bought it and started a few days before i posted here, i made a rogue , i wanted to go
    saboteur, ranger, marksman. that is gonna be tough i assume as i solo alot and am new to it.

    more than willing to restart with another, and to play along with you would be awesome.
    first thing i thought on playing was i gotta get some tips from soviet, and go on some runs :)

    idk how we hook up in game, but let me know. i'll be putting some hours in.
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    If you want simple and seriously survivable go Bard, I recommend Bard / Ranger / Saboture till about 30-32 after that you don't have enough points to put enough into ranger to get the upgraded pet and still be able to have bard survivability, at 32 go Bard / Riftstalker / Nightblade , with heavy emphasis on Riftstalker until about 46'ish then go back to Bard / ranger / Saboture , with these builds it's quite easy to survive pulling as many as 4 or 5 mobs and at lvl 50 it's not uncommon for me to deal with 10 + mobs at a time, it's not the quickest class at killing things, but it's has the highest solo survivability out of any class / soul combination I have played, your also not reliant on potions or consumables like food, and bard buffs are the best in the game.

    Give it a try before re-rolling, you may like it you may hate it.
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    I guess i will start to play this one aswell, because it look like best product for mmo till date.
    Will play on EU SERVERS> DEFINETLY PvE.Dont like PVP.

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