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    Quote Originally Posted by Crissi View Post
    hmm, Im interested in tryout out as well so i bought the box for easier downloading. However, i realize there are probably a ton of patches by now. I am currently stuck with Hughsnet and their 20g a month allowance with a 1mbps speed, and about 14 gigs have alreday been used. Should i just wait to try this out until i can leech of my bf's much better internet?

    Also, cannot switch internets. Im at my parents for a few months >.>

    Your looking at possibly as much as 14g download to get up to date btw. It's your call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azuri View Post
    Your looking at possibly as much as 14g download to get up to date btw. It's your call.
    Let the awesomeness download while you're watching some quality streamed TV :]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenlol View Post
    Let the awesomeness download while you're watching some quality streamed TV :]
    If you have a good connection. If I'm downloading while trying to steam something my stream constantly freaks out and pauses due to my low bandwith : (

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenlol View Post
    Let the awesomeness download while you're watching some quality streamed TV :]
    yeah, too bad my download speed is 1mbps, which is beyond crap. Add in the fact my parents have alimit of 20g a month during the day, plus 20g per month between 2-8am... >.<

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    If you don't have a fairly decent gaming pc I would not recommend Rift, the graphics are beautiful but demanding and if you have to play with the low quality settings the world looks very flat and the colors bland. That being said, I love Rift. Try the lite to see how you like it

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    Another question, sorry to hijack the thread: Once the update hits playable, can i pause the update and play it? because Im torn. I'd love to try it out, but i dont want to hit my family's download limit and staying up til 2am tonight just isnt feasable right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sedori View Post
    If you don't have a fairly decent gaming pc I would not recommend Rift, the graphics are beautiful but demanding and if you have to play with the low quality settings the world looks very flat and the colors bland. That being said, I love Rift. Try the lite to see how you like it
    Yeah. Although there's been a lot of optimization since, so it's less so than it was at release. I was running with a Radeon HD 5850 on release and beta, now I'm rocking a HD 7970.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crissi View Post
    Another question, sorry to hijack the thread: Once the update hits playable, can i pause the update and play it? because Im torn. I'd love to try it out, but i dont want to hit my family's download limit and staying up til 2am tonight just isnt feasable right now.
    Yes, you'll continue streaming the download in the background at a lower rate though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crissi View Post
    Another question, sorry to hijack the thread: Once the update hits playable, can i pause the update and play it? because Im torn. I'd love to try it out, but i dont want to hit my family's download limit and staying up til 2am tonight just isnt feasable right now.

    You don't actually pause the download it continues in the background but there might be certain assets not loaded and some graphics etc so it may not look as pleasing but it's still playable.
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    ah. Guess Im waiting til tommorow at the very earliest then. or 2am. Think I'll go read up some more in the meantime

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    As a longtime WoW player, hardcore to casual raider and arena player, if you're looking for another game like WoW, Rift is not for you. I just finished the first 20 levels of the trial and ended up purchasing the expansion and a month of gameplay. We'll see how far I go with it. Don't expect the superb polish of WoW or the feel of it's classes. The early dungeon is a brain fart and compared to the first early dungeons in WoW, it is a no contest. But I don't expect any game to achieve the same level of team play dungeons and raids as WoW does. Ion Hazzikostas, the lead raid designer for WoW is brilliant.

    This game expands on class abilities despite the detriment to new players. WoW has slowly edited out the confusion behind choosing abilities and talent specs... Rift capitalizes on the confusion. Without doing some research, I can see a huge portion of the Rift population not playing their classes with optimal specs.

    The closest comparison I can make is an amped up version of Everquest 2. By amped up, I mean almost everything about Rift is an improvement over EQ2.

    The first 20 levels of Rift gameplay consists of your basic run of the mill tunnel vision quests but with the addition of the highly addictive Rifts. Right from the start you are encouraged to open them up and go through the five motions of closing them. They are fun and can be repetitive but as you discover uses for planarite they become an activity you won't want to avoid.

    It's fun and for someone who has been playing WoW for almost 8 years, it is very refreshing to feel that need to log in and level again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckybeer View Post
    As a longtime WoW player, hardcore to casual raider and arena player, if you're looking for another game like WoW, Rift is not for you. I just finished the first 20 levels of the trial and ended up purchasing the expansion and a month of gameplay. We'll see how far I go with it. Don't expect the superb polish of WoW or the feel of it's classes. The early dungeon is a brain fart and compared to the first early dungeons in WoW, it is a no contest. But I don't expect any game to achieve the same level of team play dungeons and raids as WoW does..
    As a WoW player from launch, I completely disagree with you. Not only that, but you haven't even raided or done high level dungeons yet...so I'm not sure you can give an accurate assessment of the PvE designs. I was awe struck with the first dungeon I did, which was the Goblin city one (w/e it is called). Dungeons in WoW have evolved to be gimmicky, otherwise most standard RPG mechanics have been covered infinitely. Gimmicks might make a fight different, but it doesn't do much else.

    Quote Originally Posted by luckybeer View Post
    This game expands on class abilities despite the detriment to new players. WoW has slowly edited out the confusion behind choosing abilities and talent specs... Rift capitalizes on the confusion. Without doing some research, I can see a huge portion of the Rift population not playing their classes with optimal specs.
    I also completely disagree. While the constant simplification of WoW is optimal for that game and a mass audience, I feel no attachment or design connection to my character. I have less control over what I am now than I ever have. In Rift, you are free to be what you want with far great possibilities than WoW offers.

    Considering that the bleeding edge progression group, who are the only ones that would have such strict standards, are normally such a low percentage of a playerbase, the amount of people who require any 'cookie cutter' builds are few and far between. You can choose to spec however you want and still defeat your enemies. Unless you specifically take all talents that have no synergy, the builds are going to be fun and mostly effective.

    I can't wait until they have 14 trees and even more callings. In a game that doesn't use PvP balance as the overwhelming factor of how a class plays, I'm glad for the diversity.

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    rift at max settings is beautiful :P

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    Something that hasn't been mentioned - the out-of-game community isn't quite as robust as WoW's. A lot of items in Storm Legion are still kind of "idunno where this comes from" even on the database websites. A lot of the crafted gear is ridiculously expensive right now (including all kinds of enchants for your gear). There are good sites out there, but no one-stop-shop like Wowhead. The addons for Rift aren't as polished as those for WoW, a lot that were great before expansion haven't been updated, etc.

    However, I'm having fun with it. I actually like PvP in Rift, while the only other game I've liked it in was Warhammer Online. I've only done a couple of level 60 expert dungeons, there aren't many places to find info about the boss fights to read up before you get in there and I don't like bugging my team mates to explain each fight, but I have done a bunch of normal 50-60 dungeons while leveling. While the dungeons for SL are pretty fun, it seems like they have a lot of sitting in one room, fighting a boss, then another boss spawning in the same room type dungeons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lypo View Post
    Something that hasn't been mentioned - the out-of-game community isn't quite as robust as WoW's. A lot of items in Storm Legion are still kind of "idunno where this comes from" even on the database websites. A lot of the crafted gear is ridiculously expensive right now (including all kinds of enchants for your gear). There are good sites out there, but no one-stop-shop like Wowhead. The addons for Rift aren't as polished as those for WoW, a lot that were great before expansion haven't been updated, etc.

    However, I'm having fun with it. I actually like PvP in Rift, while the only other game I've liked it in was Warhammer Online. I've only done a couple of level 60 expert dungeons, there aren't many places to find info about the boss fights to read up before you get in there and I don't like bugging my team mates to explain each fight, but I have done a bunch of normal 50-60 dungeons while leveling. While the dungeons for SL are pretty fun, it seems like they have a lot of sitting in one room, fighting a boss, then another boss spawning in the same room type dungeons.
    For database site, I find rift.magelo.com to be very good. It also has a sync tool that you can use to help keep things up-to-date.

    Addons, while maybe not as polished, you also don't need near as many. The default UI is very customizable. KBM is up to date and very polished, Gadgets is great for everything else and Super Meter is great.

    rift-mmorpg.com has excellent strats, in an easy to find format, for all regular and expert dungeons and raid encounters.
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    Magelo is slightly better than Zam. Still has some improvements to be made. Suppose I'll make an account and start making suggestions or leaving comments on items. I had a big paragraph written up about specific examples...and then my computer crashed, so this will have to do for now.

    I haven't found a replacement for nkAdvisor, but my guild pointed out this site to me: http://benstepp.com/rift/

    That link will help a lot, will make me join a lot more experts (though I've been focusing on CQ at the moment to get Rogue DPS trinket).

    Your level 60 guide has helped me quite a bit too, just to kind of put in a list form all the different activities for me to do at 60.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenlol View Post
    EDIT: Are there any active account/subscription figures published anywhere by Trion?
    Nope they dont have to release those, but the population is growing.
    If you look at the EU shards, Blightweald were on Low population last week, now its on medium. Brisesol and Brutwacht went from medium to high this week.


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    Quote Originally Posted by paxx0r View Post
    Nope they dont have to release those, but the population is growing.
    Can't prove it either way.

    for all we know it could be people shard hopping around for server firsts.

    or bots.
    Gamers are too obsessed with the death of games. Imagine if all that energy was channeled into the LIFE of games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckybeer View Post
    As a longtime WoW player, hardcore to casual raider and arena player, if you're looking for another game like WoW, Rift is not for you. I just finished the first 20 levels of the trial and ended up purchasing the expansion and a month of gameplay. We'll see how far I go with it. Don't expect the superb polish of WoW or the feel of it's classes. The early dungeon is a brain fart and compared to the first early dungeons in WoW, it is a no contest. But I don't expect any game to achieve the same level of team play dungeons and raids as WoW does. Ion Hazzikostas, the lead raid designer for WoW is brilliant.

    This game expands on class abilities despite the detriment to new players. WoW has slowly edited out the confusion behind choosing abilities and talent specs... Rift capitalizes on the confusion. Without doing some research, I can see a huge portion of the Rift population not playing their classes with optimal specs.
    The thing about opinions... they can be so, so very wrong.

    Rift is awesome. After becoming bored of WoW, and after being lied to regarding smaller, faster, more frequent content releases (I challenge anyone who played end of WotLK and Cata to tell me otherwise), I switched to Rift and never looked back. It is probably the most polished, most well supported PvE mmo on the market today.

    If you want something similar to WoW, Rift is definitely the mmo to go for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paxx0r View Post
    Nope they dont have to release those, but the population is growing.
    If you look at the EU shards, Blightweald were on Low population last week, now its on medium. Brisesol and Brutwacht went from medium to high this week.
    Yeah - the game is definitely busier. Nice to see a chart showing this too. We had over 300 level 60's in the Volan event last night on my dps meter. It was insane!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linzo View Post
    Can't prove it either way.

    for all we know it could be people shard hopping around for server firsts.

    or bots.
    But if people change server the population would drop on one and increase on another ^^
    And more bots is a good sign of population growth. More people=more bots trying to make money.

    Yeah - the game is definitely busier. Nice to see a chart showing this too. We had over 300 level 60's in the Volan event last night on my dps meter. It was insane!
    Killed him for the first time yesterday
    It was indeed insane! Would've been more fun without the cast time deley but i can understad it with that many people all over the place!

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