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AndyCr15 22-02-11 11:36 AM

Rift
 
I noticed Lee and Khan mention Rift on Twitter. Anyone tell me a little about it? I really need a new game to play...

http://uk.riftgame.com/en/

http://uk.riftgame.com/img/media/scr...s163-large.jpg

It looks kinda pretty, but not necessarily any prettier than Conan.

http://uk.riftgame.com/img/media/scr...s170-large.jpg

What's its USP, or is it just another MMO?

Khan 22-02-11 01:35 PM

Might get it, you can pre-order on Steam and get early access on Thursday (?) night. Lestat is going on an English PVP server so would hope to get on the same one.

Khan

AndyCr15 22-02-11 02:10 PM

Hmm, I might give it a go. I'm off this week, so shame it's not any earlier, but Thursday's not too bad.

No ideas of what makes this MMO different though?

Khan 22-02-11 03:00 PM

It's the Dynamic content system and soul system. The Dynamic Content (Rifts) can spawn anywhere dependant on population and are a lot like WAR's Public Quests (but spawn where people are). The Soul System allows you to customise your class, so you select 1 of 4 armour types, then can select something like a rogue with tanking power, or a tank with some healing abilities, or a DPS healer. You can collect 8 "souls" per 4 armour types and switch them on the fly.

The level of polish is also a big pull for most MMO players.

Khan

Khan 23-02-11 09:38 AM

Server list is up:

http://forums.riftgame.com/showthrea...48#post1198848

Options are:

Cloudborne EN PvP
Whitefall EN PvP

Khan

AndyCr15 23-02-11 09:53 AM

I don't mind, I assume there wont be a difference from one to the other?

**EDIT** So headstart will be 6pm tomorrow (Thursday) evening. Are we all (well, the 3 of us) going on right from the off? I know I can make it.

Khan 23-02-11 11:35 AM

I should be around that night, probably not until 8ish though.

Whoever's in first, post servers and names here.

Khan

AndyCr15 23-02-11 12:04 PM

Ohh, if I'm in early, do I get to reserve all the names I want I wonder?

Lets just go Whitefall, post in this thread if there is some kind of issue.

I don't know if I want McBain though, not all that fantasy is it...

Will probably try and get Bartholomew, Dakota and Diamon.

Are there 'sides' we have to choose?

Khan 23-02-11 04:30 PM

Whitefall sounds good, there are 2 sides, the guardians and defiant's. The guardians are holy warriors and have more wholesome armour and stuff (think WoW Alliance) and Defiant are steam-punk style techno people who caused the Rifts but want to fight them with tech, they have a darker style armour etc.

I would say defiant rather guardians as who wants to be the "good/light" guys.

Khan

AndyCr15 24-02-11 08:47 AM

Are we going to use TeamSpeak 3?

ts3server://85.236.100.27:12497

Khan 24-02-11 09:22 AM

So Defiant then, good stuff. Will be around Friday night as I have family around tonight (they are going back to the south of France so I guess I need to say bye really). I'll try and get a character setup at some point this evening.

Khan

AndyCr15 24-02-11 09:50 AM

Should we plan complimentary characters? Healer, Tank, DPS?

You guys know how it works, so tell me what I need to be...

Khan 24-02-11 10:07 AM

Think I'm gonna go rogue with DPS/Stealth, this may be handy for you mate:

http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html

AndyCr15 24-02-11 12:18 PM

Thanks, I came across that myself earlier. Doesn't make a great deal of sense just yet, hopefully will once I start playing.

I'll perhaps lean towards a pure healer (Cleric, Templar?) then, as I'm not a fan of tanking, unless Lee wants that job.

Khan 24-02-11 03:35 PM

Don't forget, you get instant re-specs to set templates, so you could be a dps with some healing and then switch to something more pure. I'm not 100% with the soul system but it will allow you to re-spec depending on type of group content (so you could have solo spec, group and pvp specs etc).

Khan


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