So I bought RIFT before it was release to get early access (early 2011?), installed it and played a couple of hour before deciding it's not my cup of tea. Back then I had a low spec PC which made the graphics/FPS unbearable. I've been reading on the game every now and then and how they've improved vastly over the past couple of years which made me think of giving the game another shot. Few days ago, I received an email about the game going F2P. Having a better PC now, I thought I'd give it another try and see how it goes. Before I dive deeply into the game, I'd like some answers to some questions I have:
1- I heard that with the new F2P model, Souls need to be purchased. Do I need to buy them if I already paid for the game?
2- I'm a Mage by heart. Which spec do you recommend for leveling?
3- How does the endgame look like compared to, say, WoW?
4- How's the in-game community of RIFT?
Thanks a bunch!