Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Rift

Rift is a new MMO coming out soon and I've been trying it out in the recent betas. The obvious pro is that it's actually a polished game. No stupid bugs (AoC), no extreme lack of finished content (WAR), etc. It feels like a finished game even in beta (although I am only level 12, I haven't seen anything "end game" yet). The UI is also extremely customizable which removes a lot of the need for third-party addons. The "rift" idea is also really cool, it's something you can get into even at lower levels. It takes on the feel of a party quest from WAR, something I always wished they'd implement in WoW, and yet it's even more dynamic than a PQ. They can open anywhere in the zone, with mini-packs of rift mobs patrolling the zone. You get loot and exp. from killing these packs and for closing rifts, so it's a nice break from the monotony of questing. I hope they get more involved at higher levels, though, as at level 12 it's mostly just button mashing.

There's other things I haven't gotten a chance to see like PvE dungeons or any type PvP, but I hear are pretty good as well. But, the major drawback for me is the cost... $50 for the game, $15 a month. I'm dwindling on funds as a college student, so I'm still not sure if I want to spend the money on it. Maybe if I had a job... but then I'd have to get a job.

Anyone have something to add about it that I don't know? Anyone else playing in the betas and/or thinking of buying it?

11 comments:

  1. Eh I love MMO's but im not a fan of paying monthly subscriptions, so I probably won't get it

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  2. I've only heard good things about this, so i'm probably going to try it out

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  3. Sorry if double post... Last one didn't submit...

    Anyways, $15 isn't so bad better than what LoTRO cost when it first came out. Sounds pretty cool, good review.

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  4. I have been enjoying it so far from the beta but yeah i'm not willing to pay 50 bucks a month on it if it ever drops in price or better yet becomes free to play i'd jump right back on.

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  5. Subsription fees really make me evaluate the worth of an MMO, so I'm unlikely to play it for very long, unfortunately.

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  6. I will have to keep an eye out

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  7. Ive been enjoying RIFT BETA so far, have a level 11 Warrior Paladin/Champion/Warlord, it has so much potencial to rattle WoWs cage, that game needs some direct competition. It would set new standards in gameplay tbh.

    We'll see...

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  8. I'd like to play a good MMO but I fear I would be spending 24h/per day on it.

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  9. I'm getting Beta account for "loan" in a while, expecting a lot from this game, actually.

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