NEW MMO: Rift : Open Beta for 6 days (Feb 15) Register NOW!

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NEW MMO: Rift : Open Beta for 6 days (Feb 15) Register NOW!

Post by Raf » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:18 pm

I was invited to previous beta and tried it a bit. The game is quite polished at the low levels (I only played very low levels). It looks familiar to warhammer. Apparently there is some open world pvp as well with 2 factions. The graphics are very good, the mythos looks pretty interesting and the whole rift idea is interesting also. It's a pretty big budget mmo. Probably the biggest one until Star Wars the old republic (SWTOR) comes out later this year.

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http://www.riftgame.com/en/
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On February 15th Trion will lift the veil on their upcoming MMORPG Rift™ with a six-day open beta event, giving all would-be Defiants and Guardians the opportunity to preview the epic world of Telara before the game launches worldwide on March 1st.

Servers are scheduled to be open from 10:00 AM PST on Tuesday, February 15th to 10:00 AM PST on Monday, February 21st, giving users a taste of Telara, including two playable factions, the first 42 levels of play, three PvP warfronts, and several zones and dungeons to explore.

Sign up now at www.riftgame.com/betasignup for a guaranteed spot in the “Telara the Merciless” beta event, and secure your spot in the Rift head start period (February 24-March 1) by pre-ordering the game now at http://www.riftgame.com/preorder.
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Post by Bloodletter » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:13 am

Awesome - I will take a look at it.

Drudery just finished school - so maybe he is ready for another time-sink.

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Post by Raf » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:56 am

Great! Might be fun at least to try it out a bit.

The beta invites were sent out yesterday I think if you registered you can pre-download the client *7.5GB* by logging on to your account.

I suggest using Skype (like ventrilo) to chat. My Nick is Zaimat.
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Post by Raf » Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:40 pm

Some videos (trailer, in-game pvp, Build your class)
http://www.riftgame.com/en/media/videos.php

Character builder site:
http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html

The "Things I wish I had known sooner" thread...
http://forums.riftgame.com/showthread.p ... uot-thread...

Macro Guide
http://forums.riftgame.com/showthread.p ... acro-Guide
http://www.rift.guildzone.nl/wiki/guide ... and-emotes

Class chart:
http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/3176 ... tchart.png

Class flow chart (more for fun than than accuracy, also not all classes featured)
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/6186 ... wchart.png
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Post by Bloodletter » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:56 pm

Got my code - going to download tonight.

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Post by Bloodletter » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:23 pm

which faction are you considering?

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Post by Raf » Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:08 am

The classes are the same for both factions, it's mostly about the storyline (Guardians are spiritual while Defiant are not and build machines, etc) + each race has some unique but minor ability and they look different (each race has unique animations and art/armor look).

A notable difference is dwarves are guardians and the only small sized race, defiants are all normal sized.

I was leaning more toward Defiant simply because it's more likely to be the underdog but have no preference.

I must say initially I wasn't sure what to think of this game but the more I read the more promising it looks.
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Post by Dagda » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:54 pm

I'd be interested in trying it out.

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Post by Dagda » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:26 pm

I've downloaded the client and ready to play. I'm thinking to try out Paladin or Champion.

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Post by Raf » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:20 pm

You can be both. That's the beauty of the Soul system. Right away (by Level 3) you already have access to two souls (still have to go up the tree but you get the basic abilities). Later on you get your third soul.

You can go hybrid to switch roles or to supplement your role by combining skills/abilities from two/three classes. Paladins are very good main tanks, champions are high damage dealers with 2H weapons.

I tend to lean toward Agile/mobile/dps tanks such as the Paragon soul. Although I tried a cleric earlier and had fun with that too. I might try a Rogue (buffs) or a mage (CC) just to get the feel for it.
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Post by Raf » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:19 pm

The beta is open but seems their servers are down now. Supposedly back up around 8PM EST.

Pick Server: Seastone
Side: Defiant for now (we can try guardians also later)
Chat on Skype: add me as Zaimat
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Post by Dagda » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:48 pm

Why did I bother downloading this yesterday, I have to redownload it now. 3 hours... ugh. Maybe I'll download over night.

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Post by Raf » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:08 pm

The servers are UP. Why do you have to redownload? I just patched and I am in. I'm also on irc btw.
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Post by Bloodletter » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:14 pm

I had to redownload as well - did not take to long, but irritating still.

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Post by Bloodletter » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:59 pm

I am on Seastone - although they are full - they use a Que system - so just click create and get a snack - when you get back - you should have a status on your position in the queue.

I have to go to work tonight - but I should be back around 10PM PST - going to give a Warlock a whirl.

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