Hello everyone. So I have a few questions and a bit of a conundrum. Currently I'm a 5 year World of Warcraft veteran. I have almost every class at max level, I've been in the top guilds on my server, I have over 100 mounts (If you don't play WoW, that's quite a high percentage). Basically what I'm saying here is that there has been an incredible investment into my account, and to leave it behind almost makes me want to vomit.
However, I'm starting to get to this weird point where I know so much about the game, am so informed, and so skilled and apt at it, that's it's just becoming boring. I don't think I'll ever truly stop playing WoW, but I'm considering subbing to another MMO for a few months just to see what's out there.
I've been playing the Rift free trial for a couple weeks now, but only like 10-30 minutes at a time. I have a level 4 Mage of some sort, and a level 10 Warrior of some sort. I'm still having a hard time wrapping my head around how the Sigils work and stuff. Sigils right? Or seals? I dunno, the things you can sub out on your talent trees.
Anyway, while the game has caught my interest, I'm noticing things that WoW finally got rid of, that the idea of going back to them really bums me out. Recently, WoW did away with a lot of the passives in the game, revamped the traditional Talent Tree style into something way cooler, and removed a lot of the static buffs you have to apply to yourself. It feels like Rift is flooded with buffs I have to keep up, incredibly painstaking talent trees, and it just seems overly complicated.
That being said, I could get used to it all again if I had to. The thing that really got me focused on thinking about Rift is the player housing in the new expansion. I'm a "creator" type nerd. Stuff like minecraft, or any game that allows building or extended customization, they get my heart rate up for sure. I loooooove that stuff. However, it's not enough to get me to sub on its own.
My biggest focus in MMO's of late is PvP. How is Rift PvP? I absolutely hated how it felt in SWTOR, as the keys were unresponsive, but I don't feel like Rift has this problem. With PvP being my primary focus (I don't see myself ever raiding again, too burnt out, and especially not going to try to get into it in a game I know little of), would you guys think I'd be happy in Rift?
I'm the player who A: Likes competitive, balanced PvP. B: Goes ga-ga over things like Player Housing. C: I'm hugely into games that have great cosmetics. As in, I'm a huge mount whore, cool-gear whore, pet whore, etc.
So far some of the mounts I've seen running around with high levels chillin around the start zones, seem really cool. The more I look into Rift the more I'm turned on by the "feel" of the game itself.
As I said before, however, without a really strong PvP basis, this other stuff isn't enough to get me to unsub from WoW and sub to Rift. I refuse to pay $30 a month to play both games.
So I'm basically here looking for someone to give me that reason to push me over the edge. I really want to see what this game is all about, but with my WoW career being as extensive as it is, I'm going to need a really good reason. Hopefully the community here can help me pull them into their world, but I won't go down without a fight :P I want to come over to Rift, I just need the kick in the ass.