Hey Rift community, with the new expansion hitting and my love for WoW at an all time low im going to be playing Rift again on a more hardcore basis.
I played from release through GSB then left as everyone I knew was going back to playing WoW.
This time even though I dont know any one else who still plays Rift I think its the way forward for me, the only tiny Issue I have is the dependence upon making macros that simplify your DPS rotation to much enabling you to go a whole fight only use 3 or 4 buttons as a DPS character (even less for some rogue builds)
Is this still the case? is it still throwing 2 or 3 or more abilities in one macros and playing with what feels like nerfed rotation?
I assume its possible to play all classes without such macros but as a top end player in all my previous MMOs I obviously still want to be competitive.
I usually play Melee or tank characters in 'holy trinity' EQ style MMOs but with rift have been enjoying levelling a couple of ranged Rogues and Mages. Any feedback on the rotations of these two classes coupled with their viability in progression raiding would be grateful.
Also tied into this would be the use of addons, I know curse currently has a rift addon section, but as im not entirely sure what the names of addons im looking for is there anyone who can point me in the direction of an usefull addons for DPS rotation? Maybe tracking useful DoTs, a simple bar to keep track of my high priority damaging abilities with short CD's?
Thanks in advance for your advice