Feb 21, 2011

It's like D-day in this bitch

Some of the ZeMo's started playing Rift and so I decided I'd give it a shot on the last day of the beta.  I hit level 14 in one day so that wasn't too bad.  I'm a veteran of WoW so I have a pretty good understanding of MMO's and how they work.  It was a pretty standard MMO experience until I got to Freemarch.

For those of you who have played WoW, imagine this.  You're questing in STV and suddenly you see a message, "Yohoho and a bottle of fuck you, pirates be attacking!" and the map gets flooded with pirates attacking cities and questing areas and everything.  This is what happens in Rift.  All the time.  The questing hub you're in will randomly get attacked and you and everyone there will have to band together to defend it.  It was a lot of fun.  I have not had that much fun in a MMO in a long time (probably since my H LK kills).

Xit Woundz took some screen shots so I'll show you some.

Each arrow is an invasion group.
I believe this is an invasion boss.
Me and Xit also did some PvP.  They have one "warfront" in the 10-19 bracket and I had a lot of fun.  There is a relic in the middle, holding this relic gives you points.  First to 500 points wins.  Kills also give you 2 points.  The closer you are to the center of the map, the more points the relic earns you.  This was one of the funner PvP scenarios I've done.  Holding the relic also deals increasing damage to you, so you can't hold it forever.  Another point to make is that PvP'ing also seemed to be a viable method to level.  I found this surprising and refreshing. 

I need a reason not to play this game when it comes out....


  1. Banding together to fight off invasions sounds like a neat concept.

  2. I'm so tempted! but the price aint right!

  3. LOL "yo ho ho and a bottle of fuck you" that made me laugh.

    I just got back into wow, and I'm finding cataclysm to really be just the same boring old shit. Everything is predictable and the questlines have been completely corrupted by pop culture. I hate all the jokes they interject into them. Seriously, Harrison Jones? Star Chamber? Using a staff to locate the hidden treasure??? I'm sick of it. I want an MMO that takes itself seriously.

    Rift sounds like fun. I know you also play League. SO, i wanted to ask you, what is the difference between the three? I have only played WoW, so talking about it in terms of WoW would be appreciated :D

    I'll have to check this out when I get my new computer! :)

  4. Looks hecka-fun, thanks for sharing!

  5. @ AEOURA

    I've played all three a lot and the first thing I should note is league is not a MMO, it is a MOBA. While it shares some similarities, it is very different.

    If you haven't tried League, I would suggest at least giving it a shot seeing as it is free(There is a referral link to the right that takes you to the site). As for Rift, I'm not sure where I stand on it. As a game it looks like it could be fun but its pretty expensive so I simply suggest you to watch some videos and see what you think.

  6. Oh and about WoW, I haven't played it since late WotLK but I hear some good things and some bad. Apparently raiding is difficult again but aside from that there isn't anything to do. It seems they are trying too hard to play to the casuals but maybe thats just me.

  7. The invasions and rift events really were the best part of rift from what little I managed to play of it