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    Quote Originally Posted by tlacoatl View Post
    Wow is a common reference for most gamers, no one said either was better, it was just a comparisson to give a sense of scale.

    But its easily twice the size of the original Rift. Personally I think some zones (Seratos, and Morban) are too large, could do with splitting up, but damm, thats a lot of landmass and content, and really really well done zones too. (Morban is damm creepy in places).

    I agree. Also, Trion's use of sound is great. By the time I was done in Pelladane I really wanted a quest to go find the guy with the motivational....errr....propaganda speakers (the ones by the labor camps) and kill him. Also, questing late a night (real time) and with most of the light down in the mountainous regions every time one of the random roars or growls would come up I'd find myself doing a quick 360 just to check to make sure I wasn't going to get jumped by some random mob.

    And the store lines are great. For the first time in a long time I was fairly emotionally invested in the plot in a game -- I forget the last time that happened. Getting the quests to kill the commander in Pelladane or Salvarola in Kingsward I was more then happy to do it ... didn't need XP or any reward, just being able to kill them. Again, I can remember when a video game had that effect. Yes in books and movies I would experience that level of emotional investment, but not in a video game.

    The above two points are probably why I'm telling people to take their time explore and let yourself get immersed in the world that Trion has created.

    BTW -- I always do the story lines first in a new zone (call it curiosity), but I will pick up an discovery style quest as well as killing one of any mob I come across, just so I can come back and do the carnage quests later.
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    I just started playing again after a friend gave me the expansion for Christmas. I have to admit, I've been doing all of the Carnage quests in Cape Jules, and I'm about to tear my own eyes out. I'm not sure what an Onslaught is, as I didn't see any tonight when I was playing. But if there's a way around doing all of these ridiculous Carnage quests, I would be so happy. They are not fun. -_-
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    I did all the quests in every zone (carnage and story) plus all the onslaughts I found and a few invasions if they were on in the zone and had nearly 4 complete zones left when I hit 60. Levelling content is far from an issue and you could comfortably skip things you don’t like. Morban and Seratos could easily be split up the middle and still be considered large zones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeatherRae View Post
    I just started playing again after a friend gave me the expansion for Christmas. I have to admit, I've been doing all of the Carnage quests in Cape Jules, and I'm about to tear my own eyes out. I'm not sure what an Onslaught is, as I didn't see any tonight when I was playing. But if there's a way around doing all of these ridiculous Carnage quests, I would be so happy. They are not fun. -_-


    Just donlt do them then They are optional content! Onslaughts are where you defend a particular point from multiple invasions. You can upgrade turrets and lifesprings *healing things* to help you out. There is a daily quest associated with each of them that you pick up near the onslaught point. But if you donlt want to do carnages donlt. You can still do the regular story quests and randomly found quests. Not to mention things like onslaughts, hunt rifts, zone events, crafting dailies, dungeons and pvp. Oh and I forgot instant adventures as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeatherRae View Post
    I just started playing again after a friend gave me the expansion for Christmas. I have to admit, I've been doing all of the Carnage quests in Cape Jules, and I'm about to tear my own eyes out. I'm not sure what an Onslaught is, as I didn't see any tonight when I was playing. But if there's a way around doing all of these ridiculous Carnage quests, I would be so happy. They are not fun. -_-
    When I enter a new area, I tend to only kill things if I have to so I don't get carnages I don't want. I still do quite a few of them, but I do ones with mobs around wherever I am anyway for other quests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kittyvicious View Post
    So pretty much every zone...that's...not promising to be honest. Though I am a fan of seeing all zones and quests, quests, quests the first time around. I can sense I might be a little worn down by this experience.

    Oh well, just gotta remember to take my time and smell the roses. I'm not rushing to get anywhere soon. Already 45 and I've only played the last 2 weeks in my spare time. Plenty of time for other things at a later date.

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    Thanks for another perspective.
    for perspective, i levelled primarily in dusken with no real dungeons/pvp/ia. i did all of dusken (four zones) and three zones (of six currently available iirc) in brevane. brevane's early zones are generally smaller, but in terms of level area, i went about as far as level 54 content in brevane. if you don't IA or dungeon etc, you can expect similar results (likewise, if you chose to do primarily brevane, you'll probably do around half of dusken if you only follow the quests)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeatherRae View Post
    I just started playing again after a friend gave me the expansion for Christmas. I have to admit, I've been doing all of the Carnage quests in Cape Jules, and I'm about to tear my own eyes out. I'm not sure what an Onslaught is, as I didn't see any tonight when I was playing. But if there's a way around doing all of these ridiculous Carnage quests, I would be so happy. They are not fun. -_-
    Do the story quests, and pick up the carnages that happen to be in your way, but don't worry about completing them all till you run out of story. Makes things flow better, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavfin View Post
    Do the story quests, and pick up the carnages that happen to be in your way, but don't worry about completing them all till you run out of story. Makes things flow better, IMO.
    Agreed, for me focusing on story quests and doing all the other stuff as it came to me naturally made the last ~5 level a breeze really. The only thing, as I've mentioned earlier, was to make sure I got my bonus warfronts done before they stacked to six and got wasted. They give great xp for minor effort, and also a lot of prestige levels which seem more important now since you need to get to rank 60 before you start earning marks.
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