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    WoW copying other games!

    I find it overwhelmingly funny how so many hated on the mmorg Rift. Yet just a few years after it's release, almost all it's features have been added into WoW. Everything from LFD, LFR, mass looting, scenarios, and now even proving grounds. Rift not only had these systems first, they were/are still very fun. I'm just finding it funny to see so many Rift haters, then the same people qq till it's features are put into play. I'm just tired of seeing all the hate toward other very good mmo games, and then the WoW community being complete hypocrites. While I still enjoy WoW and the changes....The community is very poor to say the least.

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    Who is "hating Rift"? As far as I'm concerned only a tiny, tiny minority is even bothering with it.

    Sounds more like you want to complain about WoW's community for whatever reason, hating on Rift is most certainly not the reason...
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    Rift had some good ideas that I could admire even as I hated the overall experience. So?

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    Rift was actually one of the more successful MMORPGs I think, it kept a monthly fee longer than most competitors. Part of the reason is that the devs worked their asses off to constantly push out more content, something that young MMOs often lack when compared to WoW.

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    Rift was the only MMO, besides wow, that I played for more than 3 months.

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    Wait, did you just seriously say that WoW stole Looking for Dungeon from Rift? You realize that Looking for Dungeon was released in the beginning of 2010, before Rift came out? I played RIFT when it came out and it didn't have a looking for dungeon tool...but WoW did.



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    Some of Rift's features were also copied from other previous MMOs...

    (Was actually looking into LDF but Darsithis beat me to it... At least you didn't include Transmog as people like to do, which WoW did copy but not from Rift..)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimord View Post
    Some of Rift's features were also copied from other previous MMOs...
    Really all MMO's are copies from other MMO's. EQ had raiding before WoW did. Clearly RIFT stole raiding from WoW!



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    WoW copied Rift for LFD?

    Rift release date: March 1st 2011
    LFD added in WoW: December 8th 2009

    ...Sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darsithis View Post
    Really all MMO's are copies from other MMO's. EQ had raiding before WoW did. Clearly RIFT stole raiding from WoW!
    All MMOs feed off one another, yet when the juggernaut does it, somehow it's the villain.
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    Okay LFD was released in 2010 before Rift and LFR is just a continuation of the idea. They even had a version that wasn't very good back in BC or Vanilla. Mass looting has been in many other games. Don't really know about scenarios and proving grounds. Though proving grounds could have been in something beforehand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darsithis View Post
    Really all MMO's are copies from other MMO's. EQ had raiding before WoW did. Clearly RIFT stole raiding from WoW!
    Paper RPGs had characters before EQ. Take that you EQ fanboy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimord View Post
    Paper RPGs had characters before EQ. Take that you EQ fanboy.
    Fine. D&D was the original, based off of J.R.R Tolkien



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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimord View Post
    Paper RPGs had characters before EQ. Take that you EQ fanboy.
    OBJECTION! Books had characters before Paper RPG's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaoslux View Post
    WoW copied Rift for LFD?

    Rift release date: March 1st 2011
    LFD added in WoW: December 8th 2009

    ...Sure.
    WoW's designers traveled into the future, stole the concept, and came back in time to release it first.

    * nods



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    Quote Originally Posted by Destil View Post
    All MMOs feed off one another, yet when the juggernaut does it, somehow it's the villain.
    Damned if you do... damned if you don't. Rift is a great game and TOOK A LOT FROM WoW.

    So, WoW can't take from Rift? WoW is not perfect, just because it is the most successful MMORPG, so I don't see why Blizzard can't take hints from other MMORPGs, especially if those MMORPGs take so many things from WoW.

    It's not like Blizzard took literally everything Rift introduced and added it to WoW, it added a couple neat things, that's it.

    WoW has a lot of things that Rift doesn't have, too. Pet battles anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darsithis View Post
    WoW's designers traveled into the future, stole the concept, and came back in time to release it first.

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    You foolish Darsithis! THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE KEPT A SECRET.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Madgod View Post
    OBJECTION! Books had characters before Paper RPG's!
    Wall paintings had characters before books.

    Why did GC nerf Hand Cave Painting skill? I swear it man, GC has destroyed stone-age cave art.


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    People really catch at every straw to flame Blizzard/WoW. It's hilarious.

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    Some changes were just to make the game more comfortable.
    Others were inspired by other games because those features seem great (little example: but not saying they took from each other. runescape had farming. wow does now too. wow had dungeons, runescape does now too)
    also "The Simpsons already did it!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    WoW has a lot of things that Rift doesn't have, too. Pet battles anyone?
    Yeah, Pokemon had pet battling before WoW did!

    Which itself stole the concept from people who collect insects in real life and added fighting which is also something that already existed in it.
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